Movies like The Ratings Game

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The Ratings Game (1984)
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The Ratings Game (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A New Jersey trucker creates a hit TV show with help from his girlfriend in the ratings business.
Style: humorous, clever, biting, suspense, realistic, cynical, witty, semi serious
Plot: hollywood, gangsters, partners, manipulations, ambition, satire, artists and showbiz, workplace romance, blind ambition, manipulation, overnight success, dishonesty, media, tv show, rise to the top, workplace, showbiz, cons and scams, media satire, profanity, dog, party, wedding, blonde, computer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, new jersey

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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 satire, artists and showbiz, love and romance, dishonesty, showbiz, mentor and dialogue mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like The Ratings Game: Head Office (1985), The Big Picture (1989), The War of the Roses (1989), King of the Airways (1994), Used Cars (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Head Office (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this comic take on big-business wheelings and dealings, an ambitious senator's son (Judge Reinhold) moves up the corporate ladder through undeserved promotions. But against his better judgment, he falls for a woman (the chairman's ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty, clever ...
Plot: boss and employee, workplace intrigue, power relations, rise to the top, dishonesty, workplace, cons and scams, workplace situations, workplace romance, satire, job promotion, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 80s
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The Big Picture (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Hollywood beckons for recent film school grad Nick Chapman, who is out to capitalize on the momentum from his national award-winning student film. Studio executive Allen Habel seduces Nick with a dream deal to make his first feature, but once ...
Style: suspense, humorous, semi serious, realistic, light ...
Audience: student film
Plot: hollywood, friendship, rise to the top, desire for fame, satire, artists and showbiz, rivalry, ambition, rich and poor, celebrity culture, movie business, film within a film ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
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57%
The War of the Roses (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Roses, Barbara and Oliver, live happily as a married couple. Then she starts to wonder what life would be like without Oliver, and likes what she sees. Both want to stay in the house, and so they begin a campaign to force each other to leave. In ...
Style: cynical, humorous, psychological, satirical, suspense ...
Plot: battle of the sexes, dark humor, lawyer, suburbs, footsie under the table, uninhibited rivalry, divorce, marriage, greed, destructive relationship, family feud, death ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
King of the Airways (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Be careful what you wish for...it just may come true. This is the underlying theme of this French-Canadian comedy drama that follows the travails of a TV addict who wins a talent contest and finds himself the subject of an embarrassingly revealing ...
Style: witty, humorous, clever, suspense, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: satire, media, addiction, media satire, celebrity culture, couples, ambition, fighting the system, contests and competitions, rise to the top, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 6.8
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Used Cars (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When the owner of a struggling used car lot is killed, it's up to the lot's hot-shot salesman to save the property from falling into the hands of the owner's ruthless brother and used-car rival.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, cult film, funny ...
Plot: rivalry, used car salesman, family relations, cons and scams, siblings relations, contests and competitions, workplace, uninhibited rivalry, blind ambition, betrayal, ambition, insurance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, future
Place: california
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51%
 6.6
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Soapdish (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Celeste Talbert is the star of the long-running soap opera "The Sun Also Sets." With the show's ratings down, Celeste's ruthlessly ambitious co-star, Montana Moorehead, and the show's arrogant producer, David Seton Barnes, ...
Style: parody, humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: satire, television, mistaken identity, tv show in film, showbiz, celebrity culture, disorder, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, profanity, media satire, farce ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: montana, usa, new jersey
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46%
 6.4
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Top Five (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A comedian tries to make it as a serious actor when his reality-TV star fiancé talks him into broadcasting their wedding on her TV show.
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, funny, satirical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: comedian, interview, showbiz, opposites attract, desire for fame, media, ambition, love and romance, tv show, introspection, journalist, strong sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Fortune Cookie (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A cameraman is knocked over during a football game. His brother in law as the king of the ambulance chasing lawyers starts a suit while he's still knocked out. The cameraman is against it until he hears that his ex-wife will be coming to see ...
Style: witty, humorous, cynical, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: insurance, lawsuit, friendship, hospital, american football, insurance fraud, cons and scams, odd couple, workplace, misfit, dishonesty, resentment ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: cleveland ohio, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 5.6
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Chump Change (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A failed Hollywood actor returns to his home town in Wisconsin and reminisces about his life in L.A. to a potential new girlfriend about his faults, auditions, misadventures, and confrontations with the evils of Hollywood.
Style: humorous, cynical, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, rise to the top, rise and fall, desire for fame, nothing goes right, ambition, showbiz, film within a film, downfall, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: iceland, los angeles, wisconsin, california, milwaukee wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.3
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Just Write (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Hollywood tour bus driver poses as a screenwriter to romance an up-and-coming young actress.
Style: feel good, witty, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, opposites attract, showbiz, love and romance, dishonesty, mistaken identity, social differences, comedy of errors, tour guide, bus, actress, writers ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, beverly hills, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Secret of My Succe$s (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Brantley Foster, a well-educated kid from Kansas, has always dreamed of making it big in New York, but once in New York, he learns that jobs - and girls - are hard to get. When Brantley visits his uncle, Howard Prescott, who runs a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, talky, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: rich and poor, office, mistaken identity, love triangle, farce, rise to the top, ambition, workplace, fish out of water, workplace romance, workplace situations, comedy of errors ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: new york, kansas, usa, florida, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Kathy Griffin: Allegedly (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Kathy Griffin's all new feature-length stand-up DVD featuring the D-List Diva herself destroying the A-list stars we know and love.
Style: humorous, witty, cynical, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: workplace, lifestyle, showbiz, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, television show, tv show, celebrity, women's rights, comedian, fashion, interview ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: iraq, saudi arabia, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Last Shot (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A movie director-screenwriter finds a man to finance his latest project but soon discovers that the producer is actually an undercover FBI agent working on a mob sting operation.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, funny, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: forgery, special agents, investigation, hollywood, artists and showbiz, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, organized crime, brother brother relationship, ambition, undercover ...
Time: contemporary
Place: rhode island, usa, houston texas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.2
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Open Season (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When the television ratings machines suddenly malfunction, public television suddenly, but mistakenly, soars to #1 in this humorous satire.
Style: suspense, humorous, semi serious, realistic, biting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: satire, media satire, workplace situations, showbiz, ambition, media, society, rise to the top, workplace, blind ambition, boss and employee, tv show ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1930s
Place: london, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Special Needs (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: TV producer Warren (Isaak James) is developing his masterpiece, a reality show called "Handicaps" starring a variety of people with disabilities. Aided by Laura (Eva James), an overbearing partner with anger issues, and an ex-prison guard ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, biting, suspense ...
Plot: satire, disability, misfit, workplace, ambition, politics, showbiz, tv show, workplace situations, dark humor, disabled person, obstacle ...
Time: contemporary
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The Deal (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Canada, USA, South Africa
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Charlie Berns (William H. Macy) is a veteran Hollywood movie producer who has given up on his career and life. That is until his idealistic screenwriter nephew (Jason Ritter) comes bearing the script of a lifetime and Charlie decides to give his ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous, satirical
Plot: kidnapping, filmmaking, hollywood, movie studio, disorder, artists and showbiz, actor's life, showbiz, desire for fame, nothing goes right, dishonesty, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, london, prague, south africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.7
 9K
Full Frontal (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A contemporary comedy set in Los Angeles, Full Frontal traces the complicated relationship among seven friends as they deal with the fragile connections that bind them together. Full Frontal takes place during a twenty-four hour period - a day in ...
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, witty, entertaining ...
Plot: filmmaking, hollywood, actor's life, crumbling marriage, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, workplace intrigue, couple relations, husband wife relationship, celebrity culture, sexual relations, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, new york, africa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.7
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Amelia's 25th (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Aspiring actress Amelia begins her 25th birthday by breaking up with her boyfriend, and things only go downhill from there. After visiting a dubious psychic for advice, Amelia sets off on a bizarre adventure to find money for rent and possibly love.
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: hollywood, actor's life, artists and showbiz, ambition, hopes, romance, introspection, twentysomething life, follow your dream, coming of age
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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America's Sweethearts (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In the midst of a nasty public breakup of married movie stars, a studio publicist scrambles to put a cap on the escalating situation as the couple's latest film has found it's only print kidnapped by the director.
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, satirical, light ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: couples, hollywood, paparazzi, romance, showbiz, love triangle, desire for fame, dishonesty, filmmaking, marriage crisis, lifestyle, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Man of the Century (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Fantasy-comedy about a young man who lives as if it is 1928 or so, and his encounters with modern-day women and modern-day criminals.
Style: witty, clever, humorous, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fish out of water, profanity, heist, newspaper, time travel, love and romance, media, society, misfit, dishonesty, crimes, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 1920s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Being Michael Madsen (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Actor Michael Madsen turns the tables on notorious paparazzo, Billy Dant, by hiring a trio of documentary filmmakers to chronicle Dant's life, loves, and troubles.
Style: cynical, witty, semi serious, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: satire, actor's life, showbiz, paparazzi, filmmaking, private vs public, false accusation, celebrity culture, society, vengeance, journalism, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Delirious (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Les, a small-time celebrity photographer desperate to make it big, befriends Toby, a homeless young man with no direction except a vague desire to become an actor. When by chance Toby becomes romantically involved with K'Harma Leeds, the ...
Style: humorous, witty, cynical, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: paparazzi, desire for fame, ambition, rise to the top, obsession, artists and showbiz, opposites attract, love and romance, lifestyle, showbiz, vengeance, celebrity culture ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, england, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Other People's Money (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A corporate raider threatens a hostile take-over of a "mom and pop" company. The patriarch of the company enlists the help of his wife's daughter, who is a lawyer, to try and protect the company. The raider is enamoured of her, and ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, captivating, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, wall street, romance, workplace intrigue, workplace, disorder, unlikely couple, parents and children, family business, greed, satire, money ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, new england, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Viktor Vogel - Commercial Man (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Edward Kaminsky, an aging ad man, wants a golden parachute from his agency; he must first land the Opel auto contract. Rosa, a youth with wealthy parents, wants to establish herself as an artist. The clumsy and enthusiastic Viktor, not quite honest, ...
Style: humorous, witty, captivating, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: rise to the top, workplace situations, boss and employee, student life, workplace, dishonesty, love and romance, marketing, campaign, job interview, career, advertising ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Hijacking Hollywood (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An aspiring director working as a lowly production assistant, conspires with his aspiring producer roommate to steal the reels of a mega budgeted film he's working on.
Style: clever, witty, humorous, cynical, semi serious ...
Plot: hollywood, satire, filmmaking, obnoxious boss, dangerous animal, cons and scams, boss and employee, showbiz, workplace situations, hijacking, vengeance, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Hollywood Shuffle (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Aspiring actor and hot-dog stand employee Bobby Taylor catches the ire of his grandmother for auditioning for a role in the regrettably titled exploitation film "Jivetime Jimmy's Revenge." When Tinseltown Studios casts Taylor in the ...
Style: parody, humorous, witty, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, farce, racism, satire, interracial relations, artists and showbiz, actor's life, misfit, society, filmmaking, unlikely friendships, dark humor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Allnighter (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Molly (Hoffs), Val (Pfeiffer) and Gina (Cusack) are graduating college, but on their final night, frustrations are aired. Molly is still looking for real love and Val is beginning to doubt if that is what she has found. Gina is too busy videotaping ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, teen sex comedy, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lifestyle, battle of the sexes, friendship, college, romance, coming of age, power relations, friends, sexual relations, college life, introspection, looking for love ...
Time: 60s, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.9
 1K
Modern Girls (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Margo, Kelly, and CeCe have three things in common: they're roomates, they're gorgeous, and they're hooked on the glamour and excitement of L.A.'s rock and roll night life. When they get mixed up with a rock star, an arrogant ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, light, sincere ...
Plot: nightclub, friendship, youth, teenage life, nightlife, romance, buddies, love and romance, partners, obsessive quest, mistaken identity, friendship between girls ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Kiss Me, Stupid (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A jealous piano teacher Orville Spooner sends his beautiful wife, Zelda, away for the night while he tries to sell a song to a famous nightclub singer Dino, who is stranded in town
Style: suspense, biting, witty, clever, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: prostitute, gas station, nightclub, infidelity, mistaken identity, playboy, piano lesson, small town, romance, solace, disorder, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, san francisco, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Just Tell Me What You Want (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A television producer woman tries to let down her overbearing boyfriend who is her boss. She wants to marry with a young writer.
Style: clever, humorous, feel good, witty, silent film ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, nudity (full frontal - brief), couples, love affair, boss and employee, infidelity, showbiz, alcohol abuse, workplace, romance, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%