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, clever, touching, surreal, psychological, interesting, philosophical, satirical, stylized, humorous ...
Plot: self discovery, manipulations, voyeurism, tv show, freedom, dishonesty, suburban life, fictional reality, deception, alternate reality, fictional reality show, hollywood, showbiz, loneliness, brainwashing, morality, escape, suspicion, innocence lost, hidden camera, reality tv, fear, hopes, producer, ordinary person ...
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, talky, melancholic and clever films with plots about life philosophy, storytelling, dialogue, mentor, catastrophe, loneliness and redemption mostly in Drama, Comedy and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like The Truman Show: Pleasantville (1998), Edtv (1999), Stranger Than Fiction (2006), S1m0ne (2002), Generation P (2011). 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: touching, semi serious, humorous, light, talky ...
Audience: date night, teens, teen comedy
Plot: time travel, parallel world, small town life, utopia, alternate reality, small town, siblings relations, old love, coming of age, prejudice, fish out of water, american dream ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1990s, future
Place: paris france, 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 show, human nature, misfit, tv star, showbiz, love and romance, romantic rivalry, fictional reality show, reality tv, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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: humorous, witty, talky, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: death, dying, professor, writer's life, literature, human nature, destiny, paranoia, self discovery, love and romance, life turned upside down, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: realistic, semi serious, clever, biting, offbeat ...
Plot: paparazzi, hollywood, virtual reality, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, showbiz, dishonesty, ambition, computer virus, starlet, media circus, spectacle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, taj mahal
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 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, offbeat ...
Plot: magic mushroom, lsd, rise to the top, ambition, advertising, secret society, conspiracy, manipulation, murder, creativity, transformation, marketing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: russia
⇓ 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, intellectual, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: fighting the system, future dystopia, discrimination, genetics, eugenics, society, destiny, space travel, heart disease, distopia, presumed dead, paranoia ...
Time: future, near future
Place: french riviera, 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, intellectual, emotional, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teachers and students, boarding school life, teacher, poet, poetry, teaching the ways of the world, youth, suicide, philosophy, coming of age, dedicated educator, professor ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, year 1959
Place: vermont, new england, usa, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: witty, humorous, semi serious, satirical, touching ...
Plot: guru, tv show, workplace, media, materialism, media satire, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, love affair, religion, mysterious man, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, lovers reunited, midlife crisis, filmmaking, showbiz, introspection, imaginary character, lifestyle, haunted by the past, self discovery, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: witty, touching, humorous, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: farce, showbiz, odd couple, friendship, comeback, fish out of water, artists and showbiz, misfit, actor's life, media satire, tv show, rehearsal ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1954
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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, psychological, witty, humorous ...
Plot: self discovery, redemption, hopes, switching roles, artists and showbiz, body swapping, disorder, postmodernism, introspection, lifestyle, human nature, actor's life ...
Place: russia, new york, usa, saint petersburg, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: adoption, hopes, custody, redemption, small town, family relations, friends, parents and children, life is a bitch, babies and infants, legal action, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: virginia, usa, washington d.c., kindergarten
⇓ 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, biting, not serious, futuristic ...
Plot: golf, workplace, self discovery, dull life, disorder, deadly, plague, society, office, future dystopia, workplace situations, unfulfillment ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.3
 23K
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, humorous ...
Plot: filmmaking, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, ambition, showbiz, lifestyle, celebrity culture, spectacle, writing, greed, loneliness, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, atlantic city new jersey, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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: sexy, talky, humorous, surreal, absurd ...
Audience: date night
Plot: phone sex, neighbor, friendship, thirtysomething life, workplace situations, boss and employee, lifestyle, telephone operator, audition, sexual fantasy, actress, masturbation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ 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, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: solar eclipse, marriage, alzheimer's disease, dysfunctional family, human nature, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, couple relations, love and romance, parents and children, unfulfillment, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: filmmaking, filmmaker, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, friends, lifestyle, actor's life, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, film within a film, dwarf, actor, character study ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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: sentimental, realistic, sincere, humorous, emotional ...
Plot: professor, midlife crisis, depression, dying, family, mental illness, neighbor, siblings relations, parents and children, nursing, love and romance, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: arizona, new york, usa, poland, phoenix arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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, depressing, absurd, humorous ...
Plot: divorce, self fulfillment, coming of age, dysfunctional family, adolescence, self esteem, crumbling marriage, parents and children, writer's life, childhood memory, understanding, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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, surreal, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: surveillance, paranoia, fighting the system, interrogation, funeral, escape, bomb, party, chase, totalitarianism, freedom, nightmare ...
Time: future, year 1984
Place: europe, england, london, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, psychological, gloomy, touching, clever ...
Plot: bar, drinking, small town, mechanic, dull life, irresponsible, alcohol abuse, misfit, human nature, society, love and romance, down on your luck ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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, witty, realistic, biting, not serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, tv show, media, lifestyle, showbiz, society, family relations, real world, suburbs, family life, disorder, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, california, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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: clever, talky, biting, realistic, witty ...
Plot: showbiz, audition, pregnancy, tv show, media satire, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, network, actor's life, love and romance, couple relations, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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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: humorous, touching, sentimental, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: hollywood, mother daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, rehabilitation, filmmaking, addiction, drug abuse, parents and children, family problems, drug addict, life is a bitch, self discovery ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.7
 12K
With Honors (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Convinced he'll graduate with honors because of his thesis paper, a stuffy Harvard student finds his paper being held hostage by a homeless man, who might be the guy to school the young man in life.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: friendship, college, law school, graduation, college student, self discovery, ambition, human nature, youth, father son relationship, unlikely friendships, happy ending ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, future
Place: massachusetts, usa, campus, harvard university, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: serious, clever, psychological, gloomy, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: audition, homecoming, dysfunctional family, addiction, parents and children, unfulfillment, love and romance, writer's life, family problems, couples, family relations, dull life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, michigan, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.8
 28K
The Idiots (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark, Spain, Sweden, France, Netherlands, Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: With his first Dogma-95 film director Lars von Trier opens up a completely new film platform. With a mix of home-video and documentary styles the film tells the story of a group of young people who have decided to get to know their ...
Style: psychological, clever, offbeat, thought provoking, biting ...
Plot: lifestyle, commune, strong sexual content, rebellion, human nature, society, sexual relations, suburban life, social misfits, against the rules, working class, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.3
 4K
CQ (2001)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Luxembourg, France, Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young filmmaker in 1960s Paris juggles directing a cheesy sci-fi debacle, directing his own personal art film, coping with his crumbling relationship with his girlfriend, and a new-found infatuation with the sci-fi film's starlet.
Style: stylized, surreal, sexy, semi serious, futuristic ...
Plot: filmmaking, obsession, showbiz, artists and showbiz, starlet, lifestyle, husband wife relationship, male female relationship, lone hero, secret agents, car chase, eyeglasses ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969, future, 1960s
Place: europe, italy, france, paris france, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.2
 11K
Educating Rita (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rita, a 26 year old Scouse hairdresser with a sharp wit, is married to her childhood sweetheart, the feckless Denny. He wants a baby, she doesn't. She wants to discover herself, so she joins the Open University. Dr. Frank Bryant Is a ...
Style: witty, touching, talky, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: working class, self discovery, opposites attract, romance, hopes, couples, infidelity, society, social differences, university, literature, troubled marriage ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, liverpool
⇓ 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, depressing ...
Plot: existentialism, depression, obsession, actor, director, writer's life, theater, self fulfillment, suicide, actress, therapist, alienation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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