Movies like S.O.B.

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S.O.B. (1981)
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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: sexy, cynical, humorous, witty, clever, tragicomedy, suspense, realistic, semi serious, biting ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, satire, transvestism, film industry, film producer, catastrophe, disaster, office, couples, showbiz, lifestyle, actor's life, disorder, anti conformity, bittersweet, artists and showbiz, goofy hero, movie business, nudity (full frontal - brief), suicide, suicide attempt, death, depression, dog ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, los angeles

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, witty and semi serious films with plots about showbiz, artists and showbiz, satire, filmmaking, mentor, storytelling and pornography mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like S.O.B.: What Just Happened (2008), Skin Deep (1989), Entourage (2015), The Big Picture (1989), Postcards from the Edge (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, realistic, humorous, melancholic, stylized ...
Plot: movie business, hollywood, filmmaking, showbiz, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, midlife crisis, workplace situations, workplace, disagreement, satire, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, cannes, california
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95%
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Skin Deep (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Hard-drinking novelist Zach Hutton spirals out of control after his wife and mistress both leave him. Alone and crippled by a bad case of writer's block, Zach slips in and out of casual relationships and one-night stands, while his drinking ...
Style: sexy, realistic, semi serious, humorous, funny ...
Plot: womanizer, divorce, midlife crisis, romance, couple relations, goofy hero, self discovery, farce, satire, extramarital affair, redemption, police investigation ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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Entourage (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Movie star Vincent Chase, together with his boys, Eric, Turtle and Johnny, are backā€¦and back in business with super agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold. Some of their ambitions have changed, but the bond between them remains strong as they navigate ...
Style: sexy, humorous, feel good, cynical, not serious ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: hollywood, friendship, showbiz, rivalry, relationship vs career, celebrity, actor's life, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, movie star, desire for fame, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, ibiza, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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 ...
Plot: hollywood, friendship, rise to the top, desire for fame, satire, artists and showbiz, ambition, rivalry, celebrity culture, rich and poor, movie business, personality change ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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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: mother daughter relationship, hollywood, rehabilitation, dysfunctional family, addiction, drug abuse, family problems, parents and children, filmmaking, family relations, life is a bitch, actor's life ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 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, captivating, light, exciting ...
Plot: filmmaking, hollywood, showbiz, mistress, screenwriter, money, artists and showbiz, dark humor, satire, financier, film producer, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 6.3
 27K
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, semi serious ...
Plot: filmmaking, artists and showbiz, ambition, desire for fame, lifestyle, showbiz, celebrity culture, satire, celebrity, ex wife, greed, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, atlantic city new jersey, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Filmmaker Alan Smithee finds himself the unwilling puppet of a potentially bad, big budget action film which he proceeds to steal the reels and leave the cast and crew in a frenzy.
Style: parody, humorous, clever, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: satire, hollywood, filmmaking, media, nothing goes right, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, hidden identity, actor's life, disorder, media satire, workplace situations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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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, filmmaking, small town life, americana, lifestyle, love and romance, movie business, disorder, showbiz, couple relations, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, vermont, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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: filmmaking, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, friends, actor's life, lifestyle, satire, filmmaker, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dwarf, actor, character study ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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That's Life! (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A wealthy architect struggles with a severe case of male menopause at the approach of his 60th birthday.
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, touching, sincere ...
Plot: midlife crisis, aging, fortune teller, priest, birthday, architect, family gatherings, bittersweet, couples, family problems, family relations, dealing with death ...
Time: 80s
Place: malibu california, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 5.6
 5K
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, realistic, witty, humorous, neurotic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, nightclub, infidelity, friendship, artists and showbiz, actor's life, showbiz, love and romance, lifestyle, couple relations, erection, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.8
 10K
Hurlyburly (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Based on a play by David Rabe, Hurlyburly is about the intersecting lives of several Hollywood players and wannabes, whose dysfunctional personal lives are more interesting than anything they're peddling to the studios.
Style: talky, cynical, captivating, humorous, clever ...
Plot: hollywood, drug abuse, addiction, showbiz, buddies, friendship, love triangle, sarcasm, insanity, sexual content, filmmaking, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.2
 587
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: parody, realistic, semi serious, witty, clever ...
Plot: filmmaking, satire, disorder, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, ambition, lifestyle, actor's life, desire for fame, showbiz, media satire, farce ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, france, europe, cannes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.5
 70K
Bowfinger (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: On the verge of bankruptcy and desperate for his big break, aspiring filmmaker Bobby Bowfinger concocts a crazy plan to make his ultimate dream movie. Rallying a ragtag team that includes a starry-eyed ingenue, a has-been diva and a film studio ...
Style: parody, humorous, feel good, witty, not serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: filmmaking, hollywood, audition, desire for fame, movie business, satire, comedy of errors, showbiz, ambition, lifestyle, nothing goes right, accountant ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 4.3
 670
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 ...
Style: cynical, witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: filmmaking, hollywood, midlife crisis, aging, satire, couples, down on your luck, couple relations, destiny, introspection, showbiz, bittersweet ...
Time: 1940s
Place: new york, california, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous
Plot: hollywood, one last chance, showbiz, filmmaking, dishonesty, aging, artists and showbiz, betrayal, film industry, father in law son in law relationship, film producer, movie studio ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: semi serious, realistic, cynical, witty, humorous ...
Plot: satire, rise to the top, ambition, desire for fame, actor's life, rising to stardom, workplace, best friends, love and romance, lifestyle, workplace romance, workplace situations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Girl 6 (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Girl 6 is a 1996 American film by director Spike Lee about a phone sex operator. Theresa Randle played the title character, and playwright Suzan-Lori Parks wrote the screenplay. The soundtrack is composed entirely of songs written by Prince. The ...
Style: sexy, talky, humorous, surreal, absurd ...
Audience: date night
Plot: phone sex, neighbor, friendship, thirtysomething life, lifestyle, boss and employee, workplace situations, nudity (full frontal - brief), audition, sexual fantasy, actress, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: feel good, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: unsuccessful, satire, actor's life, youth, single parent, artists and showbiz, young heroes, family relations, showbiz, self discovery, parents and children, hollywood ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, actor's life, artists and showbiz, misfit, society, interracial relations, filmmaking, dark humor, movie business ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.2
 959
Two Days (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Paul Miller (Paul Rudd - Friends, The Cider House Rules) has struggled as an actor in Hollywood for years, and now he's had enough. But not just of show business-of life. In two days, he's going to kill himself. But in true Hollywood ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: filmmaking, change of heart, introspection, actor's life, lifestyle, death wish, direction and purpose, breaking point, showbiz, life is a bitch, friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.5
 6K
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: semi serious, witty, satirical, melancholic, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: showbiz, audition, tv show, artists and showbiz, media satire, nothing goes right, actor's life, strong female character, television, pregnancy, sarcasm, deadpan ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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For Your Consideration (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three actors learn that their respective performances in the film "Home for Purim," a drama set in the mid-1940s American South, are generating award-season buzz.
Style: humorous, not serious, parody, entertaining, talky ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, rising to stardom, ambition, showbiz, satire, desire for fame, actor's life, artists and showbiz, dysfunctional family, thanksgiving, egotism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1940s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.5
 60K
The Player (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one?
Style: talky, suspense, clever, psychological, semi serious ...
Plot: hollywood, murder, blackmail, filmmaking, police investigation, false accusation, protagonist as suspect, satire, artists and showbiz, plan gone awry, movie business, death threat ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, pasadena california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A hip and happenin' all girl rock group head to LA to claim lead-singer Kelly's inheritance and make it (and make it) in LA. Soon the girls fall into a morass of drugs and deceit as their recording success soars. It takes several tragedies ...
Style: sexy, psychotronic, sexual, humorous, biting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: satire, abortion, hollywood, pregnancy, drug abuse, filmmaking, couples, transvestism, artists and showbiz, gays and lesbians, prostitute, musician's life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Man Who Loved Women (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: 1983 Burt Reynolds version -- This is the tale of a sculptor named David who has a major womanizing problem. He goes to seek help from a psychiatrist, Marianna, to cure him of his obsession with women. His story of sexual and romantic exploits with ...
Style: sexy, realistic, semi serious, sexual, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: womanizer, infidelity, psychiatrist, sculptor, farce, obsession, performer's life, doctors and patients, self discovery, looking for love, love triangle, introspection ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.8
 174K
Ed Wood (1994)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The mostly true story of the legendary "worst director of all time", who, with the help of his strange friends, filmed countless B-movies without ever becoming famous or successful.
Style: gothic, humorous, sentimental, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: transvestism, friendship, hollywood, misfit, showbiz, actress, filmmaking, actor, ambition, desire for fame, life is a bitch, depression ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Maps to the Stars (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Driven by an intense need for fame and validation, members of a dysfunctional Hollywood family are chasing celebrity, one another and the relentless ghosts of their pasts.
Style: disturbing, realistic, semi serious, emotional, surreal ...
Plot: hollywood, dysfunctional family, mental illness, aspiring actor, satire, haunted by the past, rehabilitation, obsession, family problems, desire for fame, actor's life, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Pauly Shore Is Dead (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Hollywood comedian/actor Pauly Shore loses everything: his house, nobody in Hollywood wants to represent him, he moves back home with his mom and is now parking cars at the Comedy Store. Then one night when he's up in his mom's loft, a ...
Style: humorous, satirical, absurd, surreal, stylized ...
Plot: actor's life, showbiz, filmmaking, dark humor, disorder, nothing goes right, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, ghost, cons and scams, death, desire for fame ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, paris france, france, europe, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%