Movies like State and Main

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State and Main (2000)
 6.7
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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: talky, humorous, feel good, realistic, funny, cynical, stylized, melancholic, clever, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, film within a film, amateur theater, filmmaking, love and romance, small town life, lifestyle, americana, movie business, couple relations, artists and showbiz, disorder, nothing goes right, showbiz, hollywood, greed, culture clash, statutory rape, sexual perversion, society, couples, creative block, bribery, mayor, bookstore ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, vermont, england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, witty and talky films with plots about satire, artists and showbiz, adaptation, showbiz, dialogue, storytelling and pornography mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like State and Main: Mistress (1992), The Player (1992), Celebrity (1998), Living in Oblivion (1995), Northern Exposure (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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, 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 ⇓
100%
 7.5
 54K
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, film within a film ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, pasadena california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 24K
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, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: filmmaking, ambition, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, showbiz, celebrity culture, lifestyle, spectacle, satire, writing, film within a film, ex wife ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, atlantic city new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: film within a film, filmmaker, filmmaking, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, friends, actor's life, lifestyle, satire, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dwarf, actor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Northern Exposure (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching, feel good ...
Plot: fish out of water, small town life, opposites attract, small town, cold weather, love and romance, couple relations, human nature, doctors and patients, misfit, graduation, medical school ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Tristram Shandy: 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, talky, witty, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: filmmaking, adaptation, couples, showbiz, artists and showbiz, buddies, rehearsal, disorder, nosy, director, nothing goes right, actor's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.5
 5K
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: witty, semi serious, satirical, melancholic, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: showbiz, audition, tv show, artists and showbiz, network, media satire, nothing goes right, actor's life, strong female character, television, pregnancy, sarcasm ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, clever ...
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.6
 1K
The New Age (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Peter and Katherine Witner are Southern California super-yuppies with great jobs but no center to their lives. When they both lose their jobs and begin marital infidelities, their solution is to start their own business together. In order to find ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, cynical, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: satire, filmmaking, self discovery, crumbling marriage, society, love and romance, lifestyle, rise and fall, breakup, family problems, starting over, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.4
 66K
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: humorous, feel good, witty, not serious, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, audition, parody, desire for fame, movie business, satire, nothing goes right, ambition, lifestyle, comedy of errors, showbiz ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.0
 20K
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: humorous, feel good, sentimental, semi serious, tense ...
Plot: filmmaking, nervous breakdown, director, workplace situations, actor's life, workplace, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, extramarital affair, lifestyle, love and romance, film within a film ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 18th century
Place: france, europe, nice france, riviera, french riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, witty, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: professor, actor, historian, couple relations, fish out of water, showbiz, love and romance, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, couples, young lovers, actor's life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 18th century, 1930s
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.4
 5K
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 ...
Plot: hollywood, satire, transvestism, filmmaking, catastrophe, anti conformity, disorder, couples, artists and showbiz, actor's life, goofy hero, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Stardust Memories (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: While attending a retrospect of his work, a filmmaker recalls his life and his loves: the inspirations for his films.
Style: talky, surreal, humorous, witty, clever ...
Plot: weekend, midlife crisis, lovers reunited, filmmaking, showbiz, self discovery, couple relations, haunted by the past, celebrity culture, introspection, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
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Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, rivalry, ambition, rich and poor, celebrity culture, movie business, film within a film ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: cynical, humorous, melancholic, satirical, talky ...
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Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.3
 2K
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: humorous, absurd, light, talky, melancholic ...
Plot: twins, disorder, self discovery, actor's life, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, cinema, french, dysfunctional family, satire, performer's life, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s, 1920s, 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 6.0
 983
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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, captivating, light, suspense ...
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Color Me Kubrick (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, Canada, Isle Of Man
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, humorous, satirical, entertaining, light ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, cons and scams, disorder, love and romance, self confidence, petty criminal, money, musician, serial killer, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.5
 10K
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, not serious, funny, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: actor's life, backstage, theater, nothing goes right, showbiz, workplace situations, disorder, love and romance, farce, theatre play, artists and showbiz, play within film ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: iowa, manhattan new york city, new york, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: humorous, clever, biting, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: satire, hollywood, filmmaking, parody, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, actor's life, hidden identity, media, workplace situations, media satire ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: offbeat, humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
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Time: 20th century, future
Place: italy, vietnam, los angeles, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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, semi serious, feel good, witty, realistic ...
Plot: movie business, showbiz, one more chance, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, disorder, blind character, couple relations, comedy of errors, blindness and impaired vision, audition, film within a film ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.5
 4K
How to Be (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young man having an existential crisis convinces a Canadian self-help guru to come to London and become his personal life coach.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: self discovery, introspection, unfulfillment, coming of age, youth, artists and showbiz, hopes, lifestyle, musician, breakup, musician's life, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.9
 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, 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 ⇓
28%
 6.1
 41K
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, semi serious, satirical, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fish out of water, audition, fictional reality show, tv show, human nature, misfit, tv star, showbiz, love and romance, satire, romantic rivalry, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: satire, yuppie, on the road, fired from the job, couples, self discovery, americana, fish out of water, nothing goes right, promotion, disorder, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, new york, arizona, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.7
 176K
Adaptation. (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A love-lorn script writer grows increasingly desperate in his quest to adapt the book 'The Orchid Thief'.
Style: mind bending, twists and turns, talky, witty, sincere ...
Plot: writers, writer's block, twins, obsession, mentally unstable, filmmaking, writer's life, odd, family relations, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, uptight character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, florida, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Monster in a Box (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: This is the story of Spalding Gray and his attempt to write a novel. It is a first person account about writing and living, and dealing with success while trying to be successful.
Style: talky, witty, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: live performance, unfulfillment, lifestyle, obsessive quest, writer's life, musician's life, artists and showbiz, media, performer's life, friends, creative block, human nature ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, future
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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