Movies like Stand Up

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Stand Up (2007)
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Stand Up (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Avi Rosen knows what's really funny: the laughs come with dollar signs in Hollywood. Bidding farewell to his crotchety grandmother, who wishes he'd find a nice Jewish girl and open a pharmacy, Avi leaves the Big Apple and heads West to Tinseltown. Shacking up with an old comic buddy from the East Coast, Avi is surprised to find his once caustic friend an incense-sniffing yoga nut seemingly let loose in LALA land. But the changes Avi experiences end up being far more unsettling. Avi is quickly immersed in the gritty maneuvers of sitcom star making by Leo Stein, an unscrupulous but influential back room power player. Leo capitalizes on the young comedian's blinding desire for success and propels him past the aspiring entertainers Avi soon counts as friends, who have been paying their dues far longer than the recent transplant. When one of those overlooked comedians, Sarah Green, becomes his lover, he mistakes her warnings about his nefarious manager as professional jealousy. Nearly too ...
Style: comic
Plot: bully, improv, comedy club, stand up
Place: new york, los angeles

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and live comedy films with plots about stand up, stand up comedian, comedian, satire, parody, hollywood and artists and showbiz mostly in Comedy genres. Some movies like Stand Up: Who's the Caboose? (1997), Brock Wilbur: 28 Years Later (2012), CHO Revolution (2004), The Bigfoot Project (2017), What Now (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Who's the Caboose? (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A documentary team gets a grant to do a film on a rare fatal disease that is attacking homeless people. However, they quickly find the film too depressing. Ducking into a nightclub, they discover a young Manhattan comedienne and decide instead to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: hollywood, satire, filmmaking, showbiz, artists and showbiz, actor's life, terminal illness, nightclub, life is a bitch, comedy club, actor, audition ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, new york, california, san francisco
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95%
Brock Wilbur: 28 Years Later (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Zombies, literary allusions, unrepentant alcoholism, mental illness, esoteric pop-culture references, cocaine-fueled indie-rock dance moves, and more.
Style: live comedy
Plot: indie rock, h.p. lovecraft, stand up, suicide, zombie, yelling, advertising, birthday
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Rodney Dangerfield: It's Not Easy Bein' Me (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 59 min.
Story: Rodney Dangerfield hosted this HBO special which includes fantastic performances by some of the best new talent of 1986. Comedians include Jeff Altman, Roseanne Barr, Sam Kinison, Bob Nelson, Jerry Seinfeld, Robert Townsend, and, of course, Rodney ...
Style: live comedy
Plot: parody, comedian, comedy club, racial stereotype, boxer, stand up comedian, stand up, abusive wife, stand-up comedian
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Upright Citizens Brigade: Asssscat (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 61 min.
Story: On the heels of their enormously popular TV show, the Upright Citizens Brigade (Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts, Matt Walsh) bring you Asssscat - an unparalleled improv comedy juggernaut. Beginning with a suggestion from the audience, a guest ...
Style: live comedy, realistic, not serious, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: improv, satire, disorder, artists and showbiz, theater, hollywood, indoor, silly humor, audience participation, irreverence, joke, comedian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Rodney Dangerfield: Nothin' Goes Right (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Rodney Dangerfield hosts a showcase of comics including himself, Robert Schimmel, Bill Hicks, and Andrew Dice Clay, among others.
Style: live comedy
Plot: comedian, teacher, escort, stand up comedian, comedy club, bar, vulgarity, prostitute, profanity, manicurist, stand up
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Gabriel Iglesias: I'm Sorry for What I Said When I Was Hungry (2016)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Hawaiian-shirt enthusiast Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias finds the laughs in racist gift baskets, Prius-driving cops and all-female taco trucks.
Plot: stand up, stand up special
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Patrice O'Neal: Elephant in the Room (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Patrice O'Neal is one of the funniest, most respected comedians working today. You know him from his recurring roles on The Office and Arrested Development, as host of VH1's Web Junk 20, as a featured guest on Tough Crowd With Colin Quinn. ...
Style: humorous, witty, talky, realistic, not serious
Plot: profanity, couples, racism, society, theater, female director, stand up comedian, stand up
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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CHO Revolution (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Filmed live at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles, REVOLUTION is comedian Margaret Cho's triumphant return to the screen with the same unbridled, no holds-barred humor that infused her previous two concert films. In REVOLUTION, Margaret tackles ...
Style: sex comedy
Plot: female director, asian, stand up, gay
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Bigfoot Project (2017)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A bush-league group of amateur filmmakers spend two weeks in the backwoods of Georgia searching for the mysterious Bigfoot.
Style: horror spoof
Plot: sasquatch, found footage, parody, bigfoot, improv
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Bill Maher: Victory Begins at Home (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Maher addresses contemporary political, social and cultural topics -- Iraq, President Bush and the so called Axis of Evil. The opinionated Maher said about Victory Begins at Home: "We've heard everything about the War on Terrorism except ...
Style: live comedy, humorous, semi serious, cynical, witty ...
Plot: adult humor, comedian, society, politics, broadway, live audience, absurd humor, joke, stand up comedian, parody, profanity, cynicism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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What Now (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Three best friends explore the world of online swipe dating in Los Angeles and quickly find out that anyone who judges you based on your salary or number of social media followers is someone who has their own soul-searching to do.
Plot: house party, blind date, dj, strip club, rapper, bachelor party, friendship
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Almost Hollywood (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In this tasty blend of sleaze and thriller, a producer of exploitation and sex videos finds himself accused of killing his own mistress and the boyfriend of one of his most promising stars.
Style: cult film
Plot: scam, hollywood, film within a film, murder, filmmaker, cult
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Tripping Forward (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: .Ford Coleman is a struggling actor in Hollywood who fears never achieving fame other then appearing in local TV commercials. After over a year living in L.A., Ford is broke and in danger of being evicted from his apartment. His slacker roommate ...
Plot: drug dealer, female nudity, audition, shooting, actor, hollywood, nudity (full frontal - brief)
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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She Wants Me (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A neurotic writer working on his new film gets into a tricky situation when an A-list actress shows interest in the role intended for his girlfriend.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, light, sincere
Plot: showbiz, hollywood, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, couples, once in a lifetime opportunity, ambition, unlikely couple, fame, college, love, american dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Ricky Gervais: Out of England (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Taped live before a sold-out audience at the WaMu Theater at New York Citys Madison Square Garden, Ricky Gervais: Out of England The Stand-Up Special is a high-spirited hour of offbeat observations and understated humor from the ...
Style: cynical, talky, witty, humorous, clever ...
Plot: storytelling, artists and showbiz, society, aids, stand up special, pageant, stand up, live audience, live performance, anal sex, british, actor playing himself ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Soul Plane (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Following a ridiculously awful flight that leads to his pet's death, Nashawn Wade files a lawsuit against the airline, and wins a multimillion-dollar settlement. Determined to create a better flying experience, Nashawn starts his own airline, ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, absurd, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, airplane, society, drugs/alcohol, disorder, strong sexual content, music, black people, weed, airline, parody, nightclub ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1979
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Pizza Man (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When someone orders a pizza, Elmo the pizza man uncovers a government conspiracy and will stop at nothing to get his $15.23
Plot: pizza delivery boy, political satire, politics, japanese restaurant, pizza delivery, conspiracy, pizza, satire
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.7
 24
Got Papers? (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Got Papers?, is a comedy about a newly relocated immigrant from Mexico to the US, who encounters a variety of characters, including a drug smuggling nun using an orphanage as a cover, crooked lawyers, well-meaning angels in heaven and Satan himself. ...
Plot: parody, immigrants, police, nun, devil, vigilante, terrorist
Place: los angeles, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Mad About You (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A 1990 film starring Claudia Christian.
Plot: protector, father daughter relationship, ceo, yuppie, bachelor, waiter, corporate america, musician
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Joker's Wild (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A jealous mobster chases a screenwriter, who likes his friend, from New York to the Caribbean.
Plot: femme fatale, shark, screenwriter, mob, mafia, bandit, danger
Place: new york, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.7
 51K
Stuck on You (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In Martha's Vineyard, Mass., conjoined twins Walt (Greg Kinnear) and Bob Tenor (Matt Damon) make the best of their handicap by being the fastest grill cooks in town. While outgoing Walt hopes to one day become a famous actor, shy Bob prefers to ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, witty, funny ...
Plot: hollywood, twins, family relations, disability, fall in love, artists and showbiz, love and romance, brother brother relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love, actor, martial arts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, santa monica california, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.1
 133
Gas (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Upon returning to Los Angeles to attend his father's funeral, Damon (Alexander) soon learns that in order to claim his share of the family inheritance he must work alongside his brother, Mookie (Kain) — a former drug-dealer who had previously ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: gas station, family relations, drug dealing, odd couple, dealing with death, romance, college, siblings relations, family business, black cast, brother brother relationship, garage
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Soup for One (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A neurotic young New Yorker believes he has found his perfect match and desperately tries to win her over.
Plot: female nudity, friendship between men, single mother, male friendship, dream girl, looking for love, obsession, dating
Place: manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A Steven Wright Special (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Steven Wright, the Confucius of Comedy, recorded his first album, I Have A Pony, in 1985. That Grammy - nominated album, along with an HBO special the following year, established Wright as one of the most inventive, peculiar and admired comedians of ...
Plot: live audience, stand up, asian woman, comedian, prairie, bus, joke, deadpan, stand up special, stand up comedian
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
That's What She Said (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Longtime best friends Bebe and DeeDee are both wrestling with love. Bebe has met someone new and is in the exuberant phase of a budding romance. DeeDee is trying to move on from someone she can’t forget – mostly in destructive ways. As Bebe ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: strong female presence, nothing goes right, city life, twentysomething life, disorder, hung over, lifestyle, singleness, urban, friends, best friends, best friend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Kumail Nanjiani: Beta Male (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: In his debut stand-up special, Kumail Nanjiani talks about all the things that terrify him completely.
Style: humorous, sincere, realistic, not serious
Plot: performer's life, culture clash, fish out of water, theater, immigrants, society, vcr, islam, sexual awakening, live audience, animal cruelty, watching porn ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Made for Each Other (1971)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The pair who created "Lovers and Other Strangers" take on marriage and other impossibilities.
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, suspense, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, fall in love, haunted by the past, siblings relations, love affair, bittersweet, couples, love and romance, romance, caught masturbating, group therapy, family dinner ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
A Global Affair (1964)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Bob Hope becomes surrogate father to a baby found abandoned at the United Nations. Director Jack Arnold's 1964 comedy also stars Yvonne De Carlo, Robert Sterling, John McGiver and Lilo Pulver.
Plot: un, tour guide, abandoned baby, comedian, orphan, father, baby
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Night They Raided Minsky's (1968)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Rachel arrives in New York from her Amish community intent on becoming a dancer. Unfortunately Billy Minsky's Burlesque is hardly the place for her Dances From The Bible. But the show's comedian Raymond sees a way of wrong-footing the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: fall in love, family life, on the road, artists and showbiz, womanizer, love and romance, gangsters, stripper, breasts, cleavage, voyeur, large breasts ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: new york, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Rodney Dangerfield Show: It's Not Easy Bein' Me (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Rodney Dangerfield special, featuring stand-up and sketches.
Plot: waiter, gambling, stand up comedian, tap dancing, executioner, psychiatrist, musical number, superhero, tap dance, superhero spoof, stand up, nightclub
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%