Movies like The Truman Show

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The Truman Show (1998)
 8.1
 826K
The Truman Show (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Truman Burbank is the star of "The Truman Show", a 24-hour-a-day "reality" TV show that broadcasts every aspect of his life -- live and in color -- without his knowledge. His entire life has been an unending soap opera for consumption by the rest of the world. And everyone he knows -- including his wife and his best friend -- is really an actor, paid to be part of his life.
Style: thought provoking, touching, clever, surreal, philosophical, psychological, satirical, semi serious, interesting, humorous ...
Plot: self discovery, manipulations, voyeurism, tv show, freedom, dishonesty, fictional reality show, hollywood, alternate reality, loneliness, fictional reality, showbiz, suburban life, brainwashing, deception, hidden camera, innocence lost, reality tv, suspicion, morality, escape, postmodernism, suburbs, claustrophobia, make believe ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, future, 1990s
Place: usa, florida

Most similar movies to The Truman Show

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, clever, melancholic and talky films with plots about storytelling, life philosophy, dialogue, mentor, redemption, catastrophe and loneliness mostly in Drama, Comedy and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like The Truman Show: Pleasantville (1998), Edtv (1999), S1m0ne (2002), Generation P (2011), Brazil (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 114K
Pleasantville (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Geeky teenager David and his popular twin sister, Jennifer, get sucked into the black-and-white world of a 1950s TV sitcom called "Pleasantville," and find a world where everything is peachy keen all the time. But when Jennifer's ...
Style: witty, touching, semi serious, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, teens, teen comedy
Plot: small town life, utopia, time travel, coming of age, parallel world, small town, alternate reality, siblings relations, racism, book burning, society, innocence ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1990s, future
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 39K
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
Plot: fish out of water, audition, tv star, tv show, misfit, human nature, love and romance, showbiz, romantic rivalry, fictional reality show, reality tv, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.1
 56K
S1m0ne (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The career of a disillusioned producer, who is desperate for a hit, is endangered when his star walks off the film set. Forced to think fast, the producer decides to digitally create an actress "Simone" to sub for the star — the first ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, clever, offbeat, witty ...
Plot: hollywood, rise to the top, virtual reality, showbiz, ambition, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, paparazzi, movie business, spectacle, computer virus, starlet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, taj mahal
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.8
 3K
Generation P (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A chronicle of Russia's transition from communism to capitalism.
Style: surreal, clever, thought provoking, twists and turns, mind bending ...
Plot: rise to the top, ambition, secret society, advertising, conspiracy, manipulation, magic mushroom, creativity, transformation, lsd, marketing, adaptation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.0
 174K
Brazil (1985)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Low-level bureaucrat Sam Lowry escapes the monotony of his day-to-day life through a recurring daydream of himself as a virtuous hero saving a beautiful damsel. Investigating a case that led to the wrongful arrest and eventual death of an innocent ...
Style: dark humor, futuristic, atmospheric, surreal, stylized ...
Plot: surveillance, fighting the system, bureaucracy, dream, paranoia, mistaken identity, chase, rescue, arrest, totalitarianism, nightmare, funeral ...
Time: future, year 1984
Place: england, europe, london, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 258K
Gattaca (1997)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Science fiction drama about a future society in the era of indefinite eugenics where humans are set on a life course depending on their DNA. The young Vincent Freeman is born with a condition that would prevent him from space travel, yet he is ...
Style: futuristic, thought provoking, twists and turns, suspenseful, intellectual ...
Plot: fighting the system, future dystopia, genetics, eugenics, discrimination, destiny, space travel, heart disease, distopia, society, science, philosophy ...
Time: future, near future
Place: riviera, french riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dead Poets Society (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: At an elite, old-fashioned boarding school in New England, a passionate English teacher inspires his students to rebel against convention and seize the potential of every day, courting the disdain of the stern headmaster.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, emotional, intellectual, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teachers and students, boarding school life, poet, teaching the ways of the world, poetry, teacher, youth, dedicated educator, coming of age, friendship, philosophy, suicide ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1959
Place: vermont, new england, usa, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, clever, humorous, witty ...
Plot: weekend, filmmaking, showbiz, midlife crisis, lovers reunited, postmodernism, introspection, movie business, violinist, couple relations, artists and showbiz, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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My Favorite Year (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Benjy Stone is the junior writer on the top rated variety/comedy show, in the mid 50s (the early years). Alan Swann, an Erol Flynn type actor with a drinking problem is to be that weeks guest star.
Style: humorous, touching, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: farce, showbiz, fish out of water, odd couple, friendship, comeback, media satire, tv show, artists and showbiz, friends, actor's life, media ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1954
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
A Simple Twist of Fate (1994)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When Michael McCann is thrown over by the woman he loves, he becomes something of a misanthrope and a miser, spending all of his spare money on collectible gold coins. Living in the same town is an affluent family with two sons: John and Tanny. ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: adoption, custody, hopes, self discovery, parents and children, small town, redemption, youth, family problems, family relations, babies and infants, legal action ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, 1960s ...
Place: virginia, usa, kindergarten, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.5
 9K
Cold Souls (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Paul Giamatti stars as himself, agonizing over his interpretation of "Uncle Vanya." Paralyzed by anxiety, he stumbles upon a solution via a New Yorker article about a high-tech company promising to alleviate suffering by extracting souls. ...
Style: surreal, clever, semi serious, gloomy, witty ...
Plot: postmodernism, human nature, introspection, redemption, self discovery, artists and showbiz, hopes, disorder, actor's life, switching roles, life turned upside down, body swapping ...
Place: russia, new york, usa, saint petersburg, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.1
 5K
Visioneers (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Visioneer George Washington Winsterhammerman lives a comfortable but monotonous life in this slightly futuristic black comedy. When people start exploding from stress and George is showing early symptoms, he's forced to examine his life. Taking ...
Style: humorous, surreal, not serious, gloomy, futuristic ...
Plot: golf, workplace, estrangement, office, deadly, society, unfulfillment, disorder, self discovery, future dystopia, plague, workplace situations ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
I'll Do Anything (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Matt Hobbs is a talented but unsuccessful actor. When estranged (and strange) ex-wife Beth dumps their daughter Jeannie on Matt, father and daughter have a lot of adjusting to do. His budding relationship with attractive production assistant Cathy ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, witty ...
Plot: actor, unsuccessful, single parent, hollywood, parents and children, parent child relationship, artists and showbiz, youth, family relations, actor's life, young heroes, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.9
 957
Judy Berlin (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A dramatic comedy where a the relationship of a teacher and married principal goes much worse than that of their children.
Style: realistic, sentimental, semi serious, surreal, touching ...
Plot: alzheimer's disease, marriage, solar eclipse, americana, dysfunctional family, single parent, suburbs, human nature, couple relations, parents and children, midlife crisis, suburban life ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.1
 5K
Girl 6 (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Girl 6 is a 1996 American film by director Spike Lee about a phone sex operator. Theresa Randle played the title character, and playwright Suzan-Lori Parks wrote the screenplay. The soundtrack is composed entirely of songs written by Prince. The ...
Style: sexual, sexy, talky, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: phone sex, masturbation, actress, neighbor, actor's life, friendship, self discovery, boss and employee, showbiz, workplace situations, thirtysomething life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 4.9
 18K
Holy Man (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Eddie Murphy stars as an over-the-top television evangelist who finds a way to turn television home shopping into a religious experience, and takes America by storm.
Style: clever, humorous, semi serious, witty, funny ...
Plot: guru, tv show, screwball, media satire, workplace situations, workplace, media, fall in love, switching roles, love affair, artists and showbiz, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.2
 13K
Trees Lounge (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tommy has lost his job, his love and his life. He lives in a small apartment above the Trees Lounge, a bar which he frequents along with a few other regulars without lives. He gets a job driving an ice cream truck and ends up getting involved with ...
Style: talky, gloomy, semi serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: bar, drinking, small town, social misfits, alcohol abuse, misfit, society, life is a bitch, human nature, self discovery, down on your luck, unemployment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Everybody knows that your life is a story. But what if a story was your life? Harold Crick is your average IRS agent: monotonous, boring, and repetitive. But one day this all changes when Harold begins to hear an author inside his head narrating his ...
Style: clever, offbeat, talky, surreal, witty ...
Plot: death, professor, dying, literature, writer's life, novelist, human nature, publisher, love, psychiatrist, insanity, self sacrifice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: clever, surreal, dark humor, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: filmmaker, filmmaking, dwarf, nothing goes right, actor's life, ego clash, showbiz, artists and showbiz, friends, partners, disorder, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Squid and the Whale (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, The Squid and the Whale tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980's.
Style: talky, sincere, absurd, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: divorce, self fulfillment, coming of age, museum, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family, childhood memory, parents and children, adolescence, writer's life, self esteem, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.6
 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: talky, semi serious, humorous, clever, realistic ...
Plot: showbiz, tv show, pregnancy, audition, nothing goes right, media satire, artists and showbiz, actor's life, couple relations, teenage life, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Dream with the Fishes (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A suicidal man who can't kill himself agrees to finance his terminally ill neighbor's bucket list of fantasies if, at the end, the neighbor will kill him.
Style: twists and turns, semi serious, gloomy, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: terminal illness, self discovery, life is a bitch, addiction, voyeurism, suicide, drugs, nothing to lose, bowling, death, hospital, fish ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.2
 34K
The Savages (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A sister and brother face the realities of familial responsibility as they begin to care for their ailing father.
Style: realistic, clever, semi serious, sentimental, witty ...
Plot: professor, midlife crisis, depression, family, dying, neighbor, doctor, parents and children, family in crisis, mental illness, father figure, daughter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: arizona, usa, new york, poland, new york state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 7.1
 2K
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: humorous, not serious, clever, witty, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, media satire, suburban life, documentary filmmaking, tv show, suburbs, artists and showbiz, media, society, family relations, disorder, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, california, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Synecdoche, New York (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A theater director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he attempts to create a life-size replica of New York inside a warehouse as part of his new play.
Style: surreal, psychological, twists and turns, ambiguous ending, semi serious ...
Plot: obsession, writer's life, depression, actor, director, theater, self fulfillment, fantasy world, schizophrenic, therapist, alienation, actress ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: new york, usa, berlin germany, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 8.0
 60K
Being There (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A simple-minded gardener named Chance has spent all his life in the Washington D.C. house of an old man. When the man dies, Chance is put out on the street with no knowledge of the world except what he has learned from television.
Style: clever, witty, semi serious, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: politics, comedy of errors, impotence, autism, eviction, white house, secret service, newspaper, funeral, dying, innocence, lawyer ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
My Dinner with Andre (1981)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory, apparently playing themselves, share their lives over the course of an evening meal at a restaurant.
Style: talky, clever, semi serious, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: restaurant, buddies, introspection, friends, writer's life, starting over, haunted by the past, artists and showbiz, hopes, existentialism, philosophy, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
10 Items or Less (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An actor who is considering the role of a supermarket manager arrives at a grocery store on the outskirts of Los Angeles to do some field research. He subsequently becomes stranded, without a car or cell phone, and accepts a ride home with Scarlet, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, clever, touching, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, self discovery, job interview, movie star, on the road, introspection, shopping, research, friends, consumerism, hollywood, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Four Seasons (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Three middle-aged wealthy couples take vacations together in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Along the way we are treated to mid-life, marital, parental and other crises.
Style: sentimental, realistic, talky, touching, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: divorce, friendship, vacation, midlife crisis, human nature, couple relations, wilderness, romance, couples, friends, best friends, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.1
 59K
Robot & Frank (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A delightful dramatic comedy, a buddy picture, and, for good measure, a heist film. Curmudgeonly old Frank lives by himself. His routine involves daily visits to his local library, where he has a twinkle in his eye for the librarian. His grown ...
Style: clever, touching, humorous, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: friendship, robot, aging, ex convict, thief, androids and robots, golden years, senior citizen, cons and scams, imaginary, unlikely criminals, parents and children ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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