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State and Main (2000)
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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 Questions Later.
Style: feel good, humorous, talky, funny, melancholic, cynical, stylized, realistic, clever, suspense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, hollywood, filmmaking, greed, movie business, love and romance, americana, lifestyle, small town life, showbiz, nothing goes right, disorder, artists and showbiz, couple relations, dalmatian, culture clash, satire, catastrophe, gangsters, heist, relationships, dark humor, writers, obsession, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, england, vermont

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, witty and clever films with plots about satire, showbiz, artists and showbiz, mentor, adaptation, storytelling and pornography mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like State and Main: Northern Exposure (1990), Mistress (1992), The Player (1992), Celebrity (1998), Living in Oblivion (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Northern Exposure (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: After receiving a scholarship from the state, a recent Columbia University medical school graduate is required to set up his practice in an eccentric Alaskan town.
Style: realistic, humorous, surreal, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: small town life, small town, fish out of water, cold weather, opposites attract, native american, medical, self discovery, love and romance, human nature, couple relations, doctors and patients ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: alaska, usa
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 5.4
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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, mistress, screenwriter, hollywood, showbiz, artists and showbiz, dark humor, film producer, financier, money, empire, satire ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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100%
 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, cynical, twists and turns ...
Plot: hollywood, murder, filmmaking, blackmail, police investigation, manipulation, murder mystery, crime gone awry, writers, false accusation, protagonist as suspect, film industry ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, pasadena california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, satirical, realistic ...
Plot: greed, justice, loneliness, artists and showbiz, ambition, desire for fame, lifestyle, showbiz, celebrity culture, writers, satire, filmmaking ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, funny, atmospheric, talky ...
Plot: filmmaking, actor, character study, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, friends, actor's life, lifestyle, satire, filmmaker, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dark humor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.5
 11K
Noises Off... (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A travelling theater group has so much action going on behind-the-scenes it almost ruins the performances.
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, talky, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: actor's life, backstage, theater, theatre play, nothing goes right, disorder, love and romance, workplace situations, showbiz, farce, artists and showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, new york, manhattan new york city, iowa
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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: melancholic, stylized, witty, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: movie business, filmmaking, hollywood, midlife crisis, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, showbiz, workplace, workplace situations, disagreement, satire, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, cannes
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A Cock and Bull Story (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Steve Coogan, an arrogant actor with low self-esteem and a complicated love life, is playing the eponymous role in an adaptation of "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman" being filmed at a stately home. He constantly spars ...
Style: humorous, cynical, talky, witty, funny ...
Plot: filmmaking, adaptation, creativity, art, showbiz, couples, artists and showbiz, couple relations, nosy, disorder, director, rehearsal ...
Time: 21st century, 18th century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: satirical, melancholic, semi serious, witty, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: television, showbiz, audition, sarcasm, tv show, deadpan, farce, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, media satire, actor's life, strong female character ...
Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Sweet Liberty (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Michael has written a schollarly book on the revolutionary war. He has sold the film rights. The arrival of the film crew seriously disrupts him as actors want to change their characters, directors want to re-stage battles, and he becomes very ...
Style: humorous, feel good, melancholic, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: culture clash, crime gone awry, artists and showbiz, love and romance, fish out of water, couple relations, showbiz, couples, young lovers, actor's life, celebrity culture, hollywood ...
Time: 80s, 18th century, 20th century, 1930s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Day for Night (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A committed film director struggles to complete his movie while coping with a myriad of crises, personal and professional, among the cast and crew.
Style: sexy, humorous, feel good, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: filmmaking, extramarital affair, nervous breakdown, adaptation, art, director, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, workplace, actor's life, workplace situations, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, future, 70s, 18th century
Place: france, europe, nice france, french riviera, riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.5
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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: funny, parody, humorous, witty, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: filmmaking, hollywood, satire, movie business, paranoia, actor, cameraman, dog, audition, desire for fame, deception, alien ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, light, harsh, melancholic ...
Plot: hollywood, friendship, movie business, filmmaking, rise to the top, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, ambition, rivalry, celebrity culture, rich and poor, satire ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, workplace romance, workplace situations, actor's life, rising to stardom, workplace, best friends, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
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Colour Me Kubrick (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The true story of a man who posed as director Stanley Kubrick during the production of Kubrick's last film, Eyes Wide Shut, despite knowing very little about his work and looking nothing like him.
Style: witty, satirical, entertaining, stylized, humorous ...
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Anniversary Party (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: While celebrating their reconciliation and six years of marriage, the American actress Sally Nash (Jennifer Jason Leigh) and the British novelist Joe Therrian (Alan Cumming) receive their close friends, some colleagues and their next door neighbors ...
Style: satirical, melancholic, cynical, humorous, sexy ...
Plot: infidelity, marital crisis, dysfunctional relationship, party, character study, lifestyle, love and romance, family problems, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, couple relations, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Childstar (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Childstar is about an egotistical 12-year-old named Taylor Brandon Burns who has skyrocketed to fame at that young age. His relationship with his driver, Rick, takes a turn when Taylor confides in him about the problems of celebrity and the fears of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: youth, fame, actor's life, filmmaking, coming of age, lifestyle, showbiz, movie business, family relations, artists and showbiz, parents and children, celebrity culture ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.1
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Edtv (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Video store clerk Ed agrees to have his life filmed by a camera crew for a tv network.
Style: humorous, witty, light, satirical, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fictional reality show, television, satire, fish out of water, audition, reality, happy ending, life philosophy, misfit, tv show, human nature, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Dead Tired (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Stressed and overworked, famous French movie star Michel Blanc (Michel Blanc) is beginning to wear down, physically and mentally, from the pressure and demands of fame. Already in a fragile state of mind, strange events start to transpire all around ...
Style: absurd, light, talky, melancholic, humorous ...
Plot: french, dysfunctional family, twins, self discovery, disorder, actor's life, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, satire, cinema, gangsters, runaway ...
Time: 90s, 1920s, 70s
Place: paris france, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.3
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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: funny, sexy, humorous, clever, witty ...
Plot: filmmaking, satire, depression, film producer, hollywood, nudity (full frontal - brief), beach house, tantrum, nervous breakdown, funeral, doctor, cynicism ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, stylized, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: hollywood, satire, redemption, runaway, sarcasm, stupidity, violence, writers, nudity (full frontal - brief), brutality, first contact, mad scientist ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Hollywood Ending (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Woody Allen stars as Val Waxman, a two-time Oscar winner turned washed-up, neurotic director in desperate need of a comeback. When it comes, Waxman finds himself backed into a corner: Work for his ex-wife Ellie or forfeit his last shot. Is Val ...
Style: humorous, witty, light, twist ending, stylized ...
Plot: movie business, dysfunctional family, justice, adultery, one more chance, showbiz, blindness and impaired vision, blind character, disorder, couple relations, comedy of errors, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 1930s, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Lost in America (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: David and Linda Howard are successful yuppies from LA. When he gets a job disappointment, David convinces Linda that they should quit their jobs, liquidate their assets, and emulate the movie Easy Rider, spending the rest of their lives traveling ...
Style: road movie, humorous, witty, talky, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: road trip, self discovery, fired from the job, on the road, nothing goes right, couples, americana, fish out of water, love and romance, hopes, promotion, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, new york, california, los angeles, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty ...
Plot: hollywood, nudity (full frontal - brief), vietnam war, satire, overnight success, couples, filmmaking, dark humor, showbiz, couple relations, rebelliousness, small town ...
Time: 20th century, future
Place: vietnam, los angeles, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, absurd, satirical, surreal, stylized ...
Plot: death, actor's life, showbiz, filmmaking, dark humor, disorder, nothing goes right, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, ghost, cons and scams, stupidity ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, paris france, france, europe, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Hollywood North (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The making of a serious, Canadian art house film descends into Hollywood farce when its producer is forced to compromise his vision to accommodate his drug-addled star, his leading lady and his venal backers.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty, suspense ...
Plot: hollywood, actor's life, showbiz, filmmaking, lifestyle, obnoxious boss, love and romance, celebrity culture, curses spells and rituals, movie business, satire, media ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.1
 84K
Wag the Dog (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: During the final weeks of a presidential race, the President is accused of sexual misconduct. To distract the public until the election, the President's adviser hires a Hollywood producer to help him stage a fake war.
Style: political, realistic, talky, humorous, cynical ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, satire, cia, election, journalism, political conspiracy, conspiracy, secret service, presidential election, war, election campaign ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: albania, washington d.c., latin america, iraq, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.0
 3K
Real Life (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A pushy, narcissistic filmmaker persuades a Phoenix family to let him and his crew film their everyday lives, in the manner of the ground-breaking PBS series "An American Family".
Style: funny, humorous, satirical, witty, affectionate ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, dark humor, reality, family life, lifestyle, tv show, nothing goes right, society, disorder, satire, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Miss Firecracker (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A girl from Yazoo City, Mississippi pins all her hopes on winning the local beauty pageant.
Style: witty, feel good, humorous, talky, light ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town, beauty pageant, underdog, contests and competitions, love and romance, human nature, couples, family problems, youth, parents and children, family life ...
Time: 80s
Place: mississippi, new york, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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, clever, psychological ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, hollywood, sarcasm, insanity, marijuana, showbiz, buddies, friendship, love triangle, drugs, destiny ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%