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State and Main (2000)
 6.8
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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: film within a film, small town, amateur theater, filmmaking, love and romance, small town life, lifestyle, americana, movie business, couple relations, artists and showbiz, disorder, nothing goes right, showbiz, hollywood, dalmatian, greed, culture clash, statutory rape, sexual perversion, society, couples, creative block, bribery, mayor ...
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 clever films with plots about satire, artists and showbiz, showbiz, writers, storytelling, dialogue 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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Plot: small town life, fish out of water, opposites attract, small town, cold weather, love and romance, couple relations, human nature, doctors and patients, misfit, medical school, graduation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: alaska, usa
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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, light, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: filmmaking, hollywood, showbiz, screenwriter, writing, mistress, money, artists and showbiz, dark humor, satire, film within a film, film producer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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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
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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, desire for fame, ambition, showbiz, celebrity culture, lifestyle, spectacle, satire, writing, film within a film, celebrity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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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, semi serious, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: filmmaker, film within a film, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, friends, actor's life, lifestyle, satire, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dwarf, actor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: witty, realistic, humorous, melancholic, stylized ...
Plot: movie business, hollywood, filmmaking, showbiz, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, midlife crisis, workplace, disagreement, workplace situations, satire, father daughter relationship ...
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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 ...
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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, talky, witty, semi serious, cynical ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 8.0
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Day for Night (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 116 min.
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Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, semi serious, tense ...
Plot: nervous breakdown, filmmaking, director, nothing goes right, workplace, artists and showbiz, actor's life, workplace situations, extramarital affair, love and romance, lifestyle, film within a film ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 18th century
Place: france, europe, riviera, french riviera, nice france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Sweet Liberty (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: humorous, witty, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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41%
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41%
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40%
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