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The Pickle (1993)
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The Pickle (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Director Paul Mazursky (Scenes From a Mall) takes a bite out of Hollywood with a hilarious look at the artistic sell-out. Starring Danny Aiello, Dyan Cannon Shelly Winters, Jerry Stiller, Chris Penn, and Ally Sheedy, this merciless comedy exposes the underside of themovie land commercialism with a crisp sense of humor, a knowing edge, and supporting cast boasting the talents of Clotilde Courau, Barry Miller, Little Richard, Spalding Gray, and a host of celebrity cameos. Harry Stone (Aiello) always dreamed of making "The Great American Movie." Instead he made The Pickle - a teenage sci-fi flick about a flying cucumber. Harry just wanted to get out of debt;and now everyone he's ever known, loved and neglected is standing in line for tickets. In the angst-filled hours before the lights go down for the New York premiere, his mother, children, agent, ex-wives and girlfriend lend their support in this high-pressure comedy. Harry has no choice but to pucker up and laugh along.
Style: humorous, realistic, cynical, witty, semi serious
Plot: midlife crisis, filmmaking, aging, couple relations, destiny, hollywood, artists and showbiz, couples, lifestyle, introspection, actor's life, showbiz, down on your luck, agent, depression, journalist, career, french, farm, older man younger woman relationship, vegetarian, ex husband ex wife relationship, grandfather granddaughter relationship, regret, father son relationship ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: new york, california, usa, manhattan new york city

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and witty films with plots about artists and showbiz, filmmaking, showbiz, love and romance, couples, hollywood and lifestyle mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Pickle: The Last Producer (2000), S.O.B. (1981), Mistress (1992), Alex in Wonderland (1970), Celebrity (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Last Producer (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An old-time mogul struggles to reenter the club where power and money make the rules.
Style: witty, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: hollywood, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, showbiz, aging, betrayal, one last chance, filmmaking, movie studio, father in law son in law relationship, film industry
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.4
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S.O.B. (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A movie producer who made a huge flop tries to salvage his career by revamping his film as an erotic production, where its family-friendly star takes her top off.
Style: cynical, humorous, witty, clever, sexual ...
Plot: hollywood, transvestism, filmmaking, lifestyle, actor's life, anti conformity, office, goofy hero, artists and showbiz, showbiz, disorder, columnist ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 5.4
 2K
Mistress (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A comedy about a screenwriter (Wuhl) whose old movie script is read by a producer (Landau) and the search for financial backers begins. But it seems that each money source (Aiello, DeNiro, Wallach) has his own mistress that he wants put into the ...
Style: humorous, cynical, dark humor, light, captivating ...
Plot: filmmaking, writing, showbiz, screenwriter, money, mistress, artists and showbiz, hollywood, financier, film producer, film within a film, media satire ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Alex in Wonderland (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bohemian Alex Morrison has just finished directing his first feature length movie. In its previews, the movie is considered a critical, artistic and surefire commercial success. As such, Alex seemingly has his choice of what his next project will ...
Style: surreal, offbeat, witty, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: hollywood, vietnam war, hotshot hero, celebrity culture, couple relations, filmmaking, drug abuse, imaginary kingdom, love and romance, artists and showbiz, overnight success, small town ...
Time: 20th century, future
Place: europe, vietnam, los angeles, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 23K
Celebrity (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The career and personal life of writer Lee are at a standstill, so he divorces his bashful wife, Robin, and dives into a new job as an entertainment journalist. His assignments take him to the swankiest corners of Manhattan, but as he jumps from one ...
Style: witty, cynical, stylized, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: filmmaking, ambition, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, lifestyle, showbiz, spectacle, writing, greed, loneliness, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, atlantic city new jersey, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Stardust Memories (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: While attending a retrospect of his work, a filmmaker recalls his life and his loves: the inspirations for his films.
Style: talky, surreal, humorous, witty, clever ...
Plot: weekend, lovers reunited, midlife crisis, filmmaking, showbiz, lifestyle, introspection, imaginary character, couples, postmodernism, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Next Stop, Greenwich Village (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An aspiring Jewish actor moves out of his parents' Brooklyn apartment to seek his fortune in the bohemian life of Greenwich Village in 1953.
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, sentimental, realistic
Plot: coming of age, jewish, abortion, city life, couples, urban, lifestyle, gender, actor's life, youth, gays and lesbians, romance ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
What Just Happened (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: During the course of an ordinary week in Hollywood, movie producer Ben (Robert De Niro) must navigate his way through shark-infested waters as he struggles to complete his latest projects. A demanding studio boss (Catherine Keener) demands extensive ...
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, melancholic, biting ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, movie business, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, showbiz, midlife crisis, workplace situations, disagreement, workplace, father daughter relationship, agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cannes, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Movie in collections
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Hit and Runway (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Alex and Elliot an unlikely pair connect to write a film about a New York cop working undercover as a fashion model.
Style: realistic, clever, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: introspection, writer's life, unlikely couple, gays and lesbians, love and romance, couple relations, disorder, couples, nothing goes right, working undercover, human nature, gender ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.0
 181
Almost You (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Alex and Erica Boyer are a young couple in crisis. Alex, despite his loving wife, beautiful home and high-paying job, feels trapped. When Erica has an accident that leaves her temporarily confined to a wheelchair and requiring the services of a ...
Style: biting, realistic, talky, cynical, semi serious ...
Plot: twentysomething life, love and romance, couple relations, dishonesty, couples, infidelity, introspection, urban, romance, disability, cold relationship, nurse ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Hollywood Dreams (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The tale of a young girl fresh off the bus from Iowa, who falls in love with a sexy and promising young actor, though their relationship threatens to complicate her own obsessive goal of becoming a famous actress. The film perfectly captures the ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, talky, witty
Plot: disorder, mistaken identity, filmmaking, midlife crisis, actor's life, showbiz, gender, lifestyle, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, fall in love, celebrity culture ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, iowa, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Lisa Picard Is Famous (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A documentarian decides to follow the career of New York actress Lisa Picard, believing she is on the brink of fame. Instead, he bears witness to Lisa's continued, humorous, struggles as an actress, as well as the conflict that arises when ...
Style: sexual, offbeat, humorous, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: ambition, gays and lesbians, love and romance, workplace situations, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, workplace, media, workplace romance, best friends, filmmaking, gender ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Postcards from the Edge (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Substance-addicted Hollywood actress Suzanne Vale is on the skids. After a spell at a detox centre her film company insists as a condition of continuing to employ her that she live with her mother Doris Mann, herself once a star and now a champion ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: hollywood, mother daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, rehabilitation, addiction, drug abuse, parents and children, family problems, filmmaking, actor's life, family relations, self discovery ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.7
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Ellie Parker (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ellie Parker, an aspiring actress from Australia, lives a hectic Hollywood lifestyle, perpetually trying to land the role that will elevate her career. Living with her lothario musician boyfriend, Justin, Ellie is far from happy, finding support ...
Style: semi serious, witty, realistic, humorous, neurotic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, nightclub, infidelity, friendship, artists and showbiz, showbiz, actor's life, lifestyle, couple relations, love and romance, erection, actress ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Play It As It Lays (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A Hollywood actress undergoes a psychic breakdown and recalls the traumatic events which led to her stay at a sanitarium.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: mental institution, filmmaking, infidelity, mental illness, innocence lost, dishonesty, hollywood, best friends, pregnancy, human nature, showbiz, introspection ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.7
 20K
State and Main (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Hollywood Film unit invades a small Vermont town leading to wholesale abandonment of values and virtue. A smart, warm and funny movie - and not just for movie buffs. Tagline: When a film crew came to Waterford, Vermont - They Shot First And Asked ...
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, feel good, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, amateur theater, filmmaking, americana, lifestyle, small town life, love and romance, movie business, showbiz, artists and showbiz, couple relations, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Somebody to Love (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mercedes is a taxi dancer who wants to be an actress. She's involved with the married Harry, who considers himself a respected actor. Ernesto is in love with Mercedes, but he doesn't dance or have money.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: transvestism, rising to stardom, love and romance, down on your luck, follow your dream, ambition, nightlife, human spirit, hollywood, friends, friendship, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Living in Oblivion (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nick is the director of a low-budget indie film. He tries to keep everything together as his production is plagued with an insecure actress, a megalomaniac star, a pretentious, beret-wearing director of photography and lousy catering. Divided in ...
Style: surreal, humorous, semi serious, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: filmmaker, filmmaking, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, friends, lifestyle, actor's life, film within a film, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dwarf, actor, character study ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Movie in collections
 5.5
 475
The Wild Party (1975)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Loosely based on the Fatty Arbuckle scandal, an aging silent movie comic star tries for a comeback by staging a wild party that turns into a sexual free-for-all. The comic ends up killing his mistress and her latest boyfriend.
Style: stylized, serious, gloomy, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, filmmaking, infidelity, estate, mate swapping, alcohol abuse, showbiz, lifestyle, actor's life, couples, nightlife, hollywood ...
Time: 20s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.3
 2K
29th Street (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on the life of Frank Pesce (Danny Aiello), an actor who won $6 million in the first New York State Lottery in 1976, this comedy focuses on the tight-knit Italian-American neighborhood in Brooklyn where Pesce grew up. It's also the story ...
Style: offbeat, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: lottery, gambling, crimes, self discovery, gang, family relations, dishonesty, society, introspection, gangsters, parents and children, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Search and Destroy (1995)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A satire about desperate hustling, pop philosophy and big money.
Style: dark humor, humorous, light, captivating, witty ...
Plot: showbiz, filmmaking, american dream, rivalry, crimes, danger, guru, destiny, artists and showbiz, media satire, business, debt ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.2
 410
Cannes Man (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Film producer Sy Lerner makes a bet with a fellow film executive that he can turn any nobody into a star at the Cannes Film Festival. A New York cab driver who is visiting the festival is chosen as the test subject to settle the bet and Sy uses his ...
Style: clever, semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Plot: filmmaking, parody, desire for fame, celebrity culture, media satire, rise to the top, cons and scams, artists and showbiz, ambition, disorder, showbiz, farce ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, europe, usa, france, beverly hills ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
I Ought to Be in Pictures (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Grandmother has nothing to say when Libby tells her that she is off to LA to look up Dad, a Hollywood screenwriter. Grandmother has been in a New York cemetery for six years and Dad has been out of Libby's life for 16 of her 19 years. Libby ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, witty, clever ...
Plot: midlife crisis, estrangement, screenwriter, struggling actor, couples, hollywood, homecoming, elderly, golden years, parents and children, artists and showbiz, writer's life ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Movie in collections
 4.5
 871
The Ape (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young writer, nearing a mental breakdown caused by his family and boss, moves into an apartment occupied by a walking, talking, foul-mouthed ape in a Hawaiian shirt and Converse High Tops.
Style: dark humor, semi serious, humorous, offbeat, cynical ...
Plot: love and romance, writer's life, fall in love, artists and showbiz, unlikely couple, nothing goes right, social misfits, lifestyle, couples, mentally unstable, family life, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
An Unmarried Woman (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A wealthy woman from Manhattan's Upper East Side struggles to deal with her new identity and her sexuality after her husband of 16 years leaves her for a younger woman.
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, psychological, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: self discovery, midlife crisis, starting over, fall in love, hopes, romance, unfulfillment, parents and children, love affair, crumbling marriage, couple relations, breakup ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
I'll Do Anything (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Matt Hobbs is a talented but unsuccessful actor. When estranged (and strange) ex-wife Beth dumps their daughter Jeannie on Matt, father and daughter have a lot of adjusting to do. His budding relationship with attractive production assistant Cathy ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, sentimental, feel good ...
Plot: unsuccessful, actor, parents and children, artists and showbiz, young heroes, actor's life, showbiz, family relations, hollywood, self discovery, single parent, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Last Summer in the Hamptons (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Filmed entirely on location in East Hampton, Long Island, "Last Summer in the Hamptons" concerns a large theatrical family spending the last weekend of their summer together at the decades-old family retreat which economic circumstances ...
Style: talky, clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family life, death in the family, family problems, couples, reunion, self discovery, love and romance, family in crisis, artists and showbiz, society, actor's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, long island, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.5
 5K
The TV Set (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: As a writer named Mike struggles to shepherd his semi-autobiographical sitcom into development, his vision is slowly eroded by a domineering network executive named Lenny who favors trashy reality programming. The irony, of course, is that every ...
Style: clever, witty, talky, biting, realistic ...
Plot: showbiz, audition, tv show, pregnancy, teenage life, couples, disorder, network, actor's life, regret, nothing goes right, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.6
 969
The New Age (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Peter and Katherine Witner are Southern California super-yuppies with great jobs but no center to their lives. When they both lose their jobs and begin marital infidelities, their solution is to start their own business together. In order to find ...
Style: dark humor, cynical, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: filmmaking, self discovery, society, crumbling marriage, infidelity, couple relations, love and romance, family problems, breakup, starting over, lifestyle, rise and fall ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Whiskey with Vodka (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A renowned actor named Otto is the epitome of the problematic but beloved ladies man. Even when drunk he still knows more about filmmaking than does the amateur who is directing him in his latest movie. But what should the unreliable star do when a ...
Style: offbeat, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: couple relations, artists and showbiz, love and romance, showbiz, lifestyle, aging, actor's life, alcohol abuse, hung over, troublemaker, filmmaking, drinking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%