Movies like Starstruck 1998

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Starstruck (1998)
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Starstruck (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A screenwriter befriends a washed up teen idol.
Style: humorous, dark humor, realistic, sitcom, semi serious
Plot: hollywood, crimes, drug abuse, friendship, friends, kidnapping, graphic violence, love and romance, dull life, alcohol abuse, addiction, ambition, artists and showbiz, workplace romance, rise and fall, filmmaking, buddies, rise to the top, actor's life, disorder, nothing goes right, drugs/alcohol, showbiz, unfulfillment, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california

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Most similar movies to Starstruck

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and serious films with plots about artists and showbiz, showbiz, hollywood, ambition, filmmaking, love and romance and lifestyle mostly in Drama, Comedy and Biography genres. Some movies like Starstruck: An American in Hollywood (2014), Dancing in September (2000), Somebody to Love (1994), Me and Will (1999), The State of Things (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
They Shoot Movies, Don't They? ...The Making of 'Mirage' (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: They Shoot Movies, Don't They? is a voyeuristic look at first time director Tom Paulson and the movie he wrote called Mirage. Frank Gallagher is the documentarian whose camera waits and watches as Paulson navigates through a jungle of ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, clever, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: lifestyle, ambition, obsession, addiction, showbiz, filmmaking, actor's life, hollywood, media, unfulfillment, manipulations, manipulation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
An American in Hollywood (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A talented young filmmaker from New York sets off to Los Angeles in pursuit of the Hollywood dream, only to discover through his relationship with a beautiful feisty young actress, that Hollywood is not all that it seems.
Style: semi serious, realistic, sincere, captivating, humorous
Plot: ambition, follow your dream, fall in love, buddies, hopes, showbiz, love and romance, filmmaking, hollywood, friends, artists and showbiz
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
Dancing in September (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A black female TV producer struggles in Hollywood.
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: lifestyle, tv show, americana, friendship, media satire, love and romance, artists and showbiz, unlikely couple, ambition, workplace romance, hollywood, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: transvestism, celebrity culture, social differences, urban, down on your luck, ambition, romance, rising to stardom, love and romance, follow your dream, actor's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Me and Will (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Two women with a passion for motorcycles meet while going through rehab. When they discover they've both longed to ride Captain America's red, white, and blue chopper from Easy Rider, they escape the rehab clinic and hit the highway in ...
Style: sincere, humorous, touching, offbeat, contemplative ...
Plot: addiction, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, on the road, clinic, human nature, self discovery, escape, profanity, drugs/alcohol, friends, writer's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Ivans xtc. (To Live and Die in Hollywood) (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Update on Leo Tolstoy's "The Death of Ivan Ilyich," set in contemporary Hollywood.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: hollywood, death, introspection, uncover truth, rise and fall, ambition, showbiz, human nature, drug abuse, life is a bitch, self destruction, skinny dipping ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The State of Things (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, Portugal, France, Spain, Netherlands, UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: On location in Portugal, a film crew runs out of film while making their own version of Roger Corman's The Day the World Ended (1956) . The producer is nowhere to be found and director Munro attempts to find him in hopes of being able to finish ...
Style: clever, humorous, captivating, realistic, semi serious
Plot: filmmaking, film within a film, nothing goes right, mystery, satire, disorder, nuclear holocaust, artists and showbiz, workplace, on the road, showbiz, hollywood ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, los angeles, usa, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, captivating, cynical, humorous, clever ...
Plot: hollywood, drug abuse, addiction, showbiz, buddies, drugs/alcohol, friendship, love triangle, sarcasm, insanity, friends, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 4K
Foxes (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A group of friends come of age in the asphalt desert of the San Fernando Valley, as set to a blazing soundtrack and endless drinking, drugs and sex.
Style: rough, gloomy, realistic, serious, reflective ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenager, alcohol abuse, hollywood, drug abuse, addiction, youth, parents and children, teenage life, self discovery, graphic violence ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious
Plot: hollywood, one last chance, showbiz, betrayal, filmmaking, dishonesty, aging, artists and showbiz, film industry, movie studio, profanity, father in law son in law relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Strangers Kiss (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: To help his actress girlfriend regain her confidence a Hollywood bigshot bankrolls a small budget film being made by a first-time producer and director pair. Despite the hand-to-mouth way it has to be made the film starts to come good, as does the ...
Style: contemplative, sentimental, touching, talky, realistic ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, love and romance, actor's life, artists and showbiz, couples, realism, underdog, gangsters, love triangle, showbiz, fall in love ...
Time: 80s, 1950s, 50s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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, dark humor, cynical, light, captivating ...
Plot: filmmaking, writing, hollywood, showbiz, money, mistress, screenwriter, artists and showbiz, satire, financier, film producer, film within a film ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.5
 59
Hated (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll are what a young underground punk band are striving for, but once they get a taste of it, they are forced to decide how far they're willing to go for fame and fortune and who they're willing to leave ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere
Audience: teens
Plot: ambition, desire for fame, rise and fall, friendship, youth, music band, artists and showbiz, friends, showbiz, music, unfulfillment, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.4
 358
Beautiful Girl (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Odessa is a beautiful girl addicted to the attention and money that being an adult film star brings. William, a lonely mechanic, has a crush on her, and she indulges his fantasy and leads him on. Thinking he can save her and help her find a normal ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, gloomy
Plot: porn star, impossible love, desire for fame, fall in love, ambition, showbiz, actor's life, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, love and romance, sexual content, innocence lost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Two Days (2003)
Genre: 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: witty, semi serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat
Plot: filmmaking, actor's life, introspection, change of heart, lifestyle, showbiz, breaking point, death wish, direction and purpose, life is a bitch, friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.1
 140
Stand-ins (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Six women who came to Hollywood with the dream of becoming famous find themselves working as stand-ins for the glamorous stars of the late 1930s. Gathering for a birthday celebration at their local watering hole, they introduce a new member to the ...
Style: gloomy, atmospheric, stylized, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: filmmaking, bar, hollywood, alcohol abuse, showbiz, lifestyle, actor's life, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couples, hollywood sign, birthday ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1937, pre world war two
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Lonely Lady (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young screenwriter allows others to exploit her in the hopes of "making it" in Hollywood.
Style: rough, sexual, sexy, realistic, serious
Plot: hollywood, showbiz, betrayal, screenwriter, writers, mental illness, filmmaking, couples, downfall, rise to the top, lifestyle, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.2
 145
Real Lies (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Marco Valois wants to direct a serious movie inspired by the life of a soldier living with post-traumatic stress disorder. He soon realizes that the young soldier home from Afghanistan won't open up that easily. Marco, willing to do just about ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: friends, introspection, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, showbiz, mental illness, hopes, misfit, unfulfillment, buddies, bittersweet, afghanistan veteran ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Dangerous Game (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A New York film director, working on his latest movie in Los Angeles, begins to reflect the actions in his movie and real life, especially when he begins an affair with the lead actress.
Style: psychological, rough, art house, melancholic, bleak ...
Plot: filmmaking, obsession, addiction, lifestyle, redemption, life is a bitch, downfall, showbiz, human nature, husband wife relationship, drugs, divorce ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: israel, los angeles, california, usa, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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In the Dark (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Hollywood messenger must endure cruelty and humiliation as he struggles for a chance to succeed. But when he's offered a lucrative opportunity, he must decide between compromising his closest friendship or giving his racist bosses the ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, psychological, semi serious ...
Plot: hollywood, racism, ambition, showbiz, introspection, human nature, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, manipulation, moral dilemma, crimes, manager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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True Friends (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: New York, The Bronx, 1980. Two Italian boys Joey Esposito and Louie Mazerino jump to the defence of a smaller Puerto Rican boy, J.J. Lopez, when J.J. is threatened by six schoolyard bullies. The three boys soon become best friends, and they always ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, ambition, best friends, buddies, unfulfillment, coming of age, going straight, gangsters, drug dealing, urban ghetto, friends, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new york yankees, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Martin and Lewis (2002)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of the 10-year rocky relationship between Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sexual, sexy
Plot: desire for fame, rise and fall, ambition, friendship, actor's life, rising to stardom, buddies, breakup, musician's life, showbiz, lifestyle, betrayal ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 40s, 60s, 20th century ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Luck by Chance (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Not wanting the same fate as befell her sisters, Sona Mishra re-locates to Mumbai to try to make a living making movies, but she soon finds that the path she has chosen is not an easy one.
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous
Plot: ambition, lifestyle, underdog, rise to the top, showbiz, actor's life, artists and showbiz, starlet, introspection, selfishness, rehearsal, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new delhi, asia, goa india
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Black Limousine (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A ghost story set in the city of dreams (IMDb.com).
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: hollywood, artists and showbiz, introspection, down on your luck, downfall, addiction, psychological drama, depression, love interest, accidental death, surrealism, existentialism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
A Midsummer Night's Rave (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A Midsummer Night's Rave is a modern rave take on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream released in 2002
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: rave, sexual content, profanity, stoners, clubbing, drugs/alcohol, friends, disorder, nightlife, romance, nothing goes right, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: humorous, witty, cynical, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: satire, rise to the top, ambition, desire for fame, filmmaking, workplace romance, workplace situations, workplace, love and romance, lifestyle, best friends, actor's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 201
The Still Life (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Fueled by original music by members of Guns N' Roses, Bad Religion, No Doubt, Skid Row, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Hootie & The Blowfish and more... The Still Life tells the story of artist Julian Lamont who struggles to pick up the pieces of ...
Style: emotional, psychological, realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: alcohol abuse, recluse, rise and fall, unfulfillment, addiction, life is a bitch, ambition, art, destruction, rock, breakup, painter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Growing Up Brady (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tell-all story of what happened behind the scenes of the 70s hit TV series "The Brady Bunch." Based on the book written by Barry Williams, the actor who played Greg Brady.
Style: sitcom, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: actor's life, showbiz, relationship vs career, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, workplace, tv show, alcohol abuse, family relations, movie studio, media, love and romance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Meat Loaf: To Hell and Back (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: "Meat Loaf" Aday is an overgrown Texas youngster, the son of a gentle woman dying of cancer and an alcoholic, abusive father. Tormented by his father and schoolmates over his size, he strikes out on his own after his mother's death, ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, captivating, semi serious
Plot: showbiz, ambition, desire for fame, rise to the top, lifestyle, musician's life, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, music band, rising to stardom, love and romance, terminal illness ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, texas, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Di Di Hollywood (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Bar worker Diana Diaz (Elsa Pataky) leaves Madrid for Miami and with new boyfriend, Robert (Luis Hacha), they then head for Hollywood, prepared to do anything for fame.
Style: captivating, realistic, cynical, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: hollywood, desire for fame, showbiz, actor's life, ambition, follow your dream, rising to stardom, agent, sex scene, infidelity, casting couch, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%