Movies like The Truman Show

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The Truman Show (1998)
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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: touching, thought provoking, clever, surreal, psychological, philosophical, satirical, interesting, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: self discovery, manipulations, freedom, tv show, dishonesty, voyeurism, hollywood, loneliness, suburban life, fictional reality show, alternate reality, fictional reality, deception, showbiz, innocence lost, brainwashing, hidden camera, reality tv, suspicion, morality, escape, postmodernism, actor, secret, suburbs ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, future
Place: usa, florida

Most similar movies to The Truman Show

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, clever and melancholic films with plots about storytelling, mentor, catastrophe, life philosophy, dialogue, culture clash and redemption mostly in Drama, Comedy and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like The Truman Show: S1m0ne (2002), Edtv (1999), Pleasantville (1998), A Simple Twist of Fate (1994), My Favorite Year (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: clever, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, witty ...
Plot: hollywood, rise to the top, virtual reality, showbiz, ambition, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, computer virus, paparazzi, cons and scams, movie business, spectacle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, taj mahal
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 38K
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, clever, semi serious, realistic, satirical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fish out of water, audition, voyeurism, celebrity culture, tv station, tv star, store, media satire, tv show, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.5
 112K
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, coming of age, parallel world, siblings relations, small town, time travel, alternate reality, racism, book burning, fish out of water, society ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: custody, hopes, adoption, 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 ⇓
34%
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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
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, showbiz, filmmaking, midlife crisis, lovers reunited, postmodernism, introspection, violinist, movie business, couple relations, artists and showbiz, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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: offbeat, humorous, semi serious, surreal, biting ...
Plot: politics, state affairs, political corruption, murder, heavy metal, postmodernism, rise to the top, drugs/alcohol, ambition, dishonesty, prodigy, manipulations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, realistic, sentimental, witty ...
Plot: unsuccessful, actor, hollywood, single parent, 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 ⇓
30%
 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 ⇓
29%
Postcards from the Edge (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Substance-addicted Hollywood actress Suzanne Vale is on the skids. After a spell at a detox centre her film company insists as a condition of continuing to employ her that she live with her mother Doris Mann, herself once a star and now a champion ...
Style: talky, clever, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: hollywood, dysfunctional family, rehabilitation, filmmaking, addiction, overdose, actor's life, drug abuse, self discovery, couple relations, parents and children, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.0
 170K
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, giant, paranoia, mistaken identity, future dystopia, chase, rescue, arrest, totalitarianism ...
Time: future, year 1984
Place: england, europe, london, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: clever, feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, introspection, self discovery, job interview, movie star, shopping, research, friends, on the road, consumerism, hollywood, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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: tv show, guru, screwball, media satire, workplace situations, workplace, media, fall in love, switching roles, love affair, artists and showbiz, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.2
 12K
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, semi serious, gloomy, 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 ⇓
26%
 6.8
 954
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, semi serious, sentimental, surreal, touching ...
Plot: marriage, alzheimer's disease, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Winter Passing (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Actress Reese Holden has been offered a small fortune by a book editor if she can secure for publication the love letters that her father, a reclusive novelist, wrote to her mother, who has since passed away. Returning to Michigan, Reese finds that ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, clever, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: homecoming, audition, dysfunctional family, writer's life, addiction, introspection, couple relations, parents and children, alcohol abuse, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, michigan, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, realistic, witty, serious, clever ...
Plot: divorce, dysfunctional family, museum, masturbation, coming of age, tennis, strong sexual content, parenthood, crumbling marriage, adolescence, uniform, childhood memory ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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, neighbor, masturbation, actress, 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 ⇓
25%
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Heart of a Dog (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Old Prof. Preobrazhensky and his young colleague Dr. Bormental inserted the human's hypophysis into a dog's brain. Couple of weeks later the dog became "human looking". The main question is "Is anybody who is looking like a ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, thought provoking, intellectual, philosophical ...
Plot: experiment gone awry, doctors and patients, chaos and mayhem, revolution, society, medical experiment, farce, dog, obsession, adaptation, life philosophy, communism ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 80s
Place: russia, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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, gloomy, not serious, futuristic ...
Plot: golf, workplace, estrangement, office, deadly, society, unfulfillment, disorder, self discovery, future dystopia, plague, workplace situations ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.8
 251K
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: thought provoking, futuristic, intellectual, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: fighting the system, future dystopia, discrimination, genetics, eugenics, destiny, space travel, society, heart disease, genetic engineering, distopia, switching roles ...
Time: future, near future
Place: french riviera, riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.9
 8K
Mumford (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the small town of Mumford, a psychologist of the same name moves in and quickly becomes very popular, despite a questionable past.
Style: clever, talky, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: small town, psychologist, therapy, hidden identity, starting over, doctors and patients, romance, dishonesty, hopes, love and romance, power relations, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: china, west virginia, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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 ⇓
25%
Last Summer in the Hamptons (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Filmed entirely on location in East Hampton, Long Island, "Last Summer in the Hamptons" concerns a large theatrical family spending the last weekend of their summer together at the decades-old family retreat which economic circumstances ...
Style: talky, clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: family life, hollywood, actor's life, estate, dysfunctional family, elderly lovers, writer's life, self discovery, parents and children, siblings relations, death in the family, family gatherings ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, long island, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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, semi serious, clever, sentimental, witty ...
Plot: professor, midlife crisis, depression, family, dying, neighbor, doctor, parents and children, family in crisis, mental illness, father figure, son ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: arizona, usa, new york, poland, new york state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.7
 53K
Stepmom (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Jackie is a divorced mother of two. Isabel is the career minded girlfriend of Jackie’s ex-husband Luke, forced into the role of unwelcome stepmother to their children. But when Jackie discovers she is ill, both women realise they must put aside ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: terminal illness, divorce, parents and children, custody, rebellious daughter, school play, photo shoot, friendship, urban, rivalry, family relations, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.7
 51K
Cocoon (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When a group of trespassing seniors swim in a pool containing alien cocoons, they find themselves energized with youthful vigor.
Style: sentimental, touching, captivating, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: space and aliens, benign alien, alien, retirement home, elderly, golden years, cocoon, senior citizen, swimming pool, chase, fountain of youth, cancer ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.1
 73K
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: clever, talky, witty, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: election campaign, political conspiracy, cia, rape, senator, presidential election, political corruption, politics, gulf war, war, election, white house ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: albania, washington d.c., usa, latin america, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.2
 8K
The Details (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When a family of raccoons discover worms living underneath the sod in Jeff and Nealy's backyard, this pest problem begins a darkly comic and wild chain reaction of domestic tension, infidelity and murder.
Style: semi serious, cynical, dark humor, realistic, humorous
Plot: infidelity, raccoon, murder, couple relations, suburbs, worm, life turned upside down, under the surface, dishonesty, couples, disorder, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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