Movies like Waiting for Guffman

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Waiting for Guffman (1996)
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Waiting for Guffman (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Corky St. Clair is a director, actor and dancer in Blaine, Missouri. When it comes time to celebrate Blaine's 150th anniversary, Corky resolves to bring down the house in Broadway style in this hilarious mockumentary from the people who brought you "This is Spinal Tap!"
Style: humorous, witty, clever, realistic, cynical, not serious, sexy, funny, satirical, affectionate ...
Plot: small town, satire, mechanic, backstage, dentist, audition, alien contact, travel agent, improv, chinese restaurant, city council, actor, director, showbiz, ambition, lifestyle, actor's life, social relations, disorder, silly humor, delusion, rehearsal, anniversary, performance, small town life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: missouri, usa, california

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Most similar movies to Waiting for Guffman

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, brutality, runaway, dialogue, storytelling and catastrophe mostly in Comedy, Music and Drama genres. Some movies like Waiting for Guffman: Best in Show (2000), For Your Consideration (2006), A Mighty Wind (2003), Noises Off... (1992), Bowfinger (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Best in Show (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The tension is palpable, the excitement is mounting and the heady scent of competition is in the air as hundreds of eager contestants from across America prepare to take part in what is undoubtedly one of the greatest events of their lives -- the ...
Style: cynical, absurd, humorous, parody, funny ...
Plot: dog, poodle, obsession, ambition, rivals, psychiatrist, training, lovers, terrier, pets, eccentricity, lesbian ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, florida, illinois, usa, pennsylvania ...
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For Your Consideration (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three actors learn that their respective performances in the film "Home for Purim," a drama set in the mid-1940s American South, are generating award-season buzz.
Style: humorous, not serious, parody, entertaining, talky ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, rising to stardom, ambition, showbiz, satire, desire for fame, actor's life, artists and showbiz, dysfunctional family, thanksgiving, egotism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1940s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles
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 7.2
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A Mighty Wind (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In "A Mighty Wind", director Christopher Guest reunites the team from "Best In Show" and "Waiting for Guffman" to tell tell the story of 60's-era folk musicians, who inspired by the death of their former manager, ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, lyrical ...
Plot: musician, singer, folk singer, music, love and romance, music band, showbiz, satire, musical tour, lovers, talented, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, 60s, contemporary, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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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: backstage, actor's life, theater, nothing goes right, disorder, love and romance, workplace situations, showbiz, farce, theatre play, artists and showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: manhattan new york city, new york, iowa, london
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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: parody, humorous, clever, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: satire, hollywood, filmmaking, media, nothing goes right, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, hidden identity, actor's life, disorder, media satire, workplace situations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
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 6.5
 70K
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: parody, humorous, feel good, witty, not serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: filmmaking, hollywood, audition, desire for fame, movie business, satire, comedy of errors, showbiz, ambition, lifestyle, nothing goes right, accountant ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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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: disorder, twins, self discovery, actor's life, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, cinema, french, dysfunctional family, satire, couples, performer's life ...
Time: 90s, 1920s, 70s
Place: paris france, france, tokyo
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Smile (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: It's time again for California's "Young American Miss" beauty pageant, the biggest event of the year for Big Bob Freelander and Brenda DiCarlo, who give their all to put on a successful pageant. But Brenda is having marital ...
Style: suspense, biting, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: satire, beauty pageant, choreographer, couples, disorder, social relations, family relations, social differences, self discovery, teenage life, americana, small town life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Pauly Shore Is Dead (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Hollywood comedian/actor Pauly Shore loses everything: his house, nobody in Hollywood wants to represent him, he moves back home with his mom and is now parking cars at the Comedy Store. Then one night when he's up in his mom's loft, a ...
Style: humorous, satirical, absurd, surreal, stylized ...
Plot: actor's life, showbiz, filmmaking, dark humor, disorder, nothing goes right, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, ghost, cons and scams, death, desire for fame ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, paris france, france, europe, los angeles ...
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40%
 7.0
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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, satirical, funny, witty, not serious ...
Plot: family relations, lifestyle, family life, dysfunctional family, disorder, nothing goes right, society, tv show, satire, husband wife relationship, suburbs, reality ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, california, hawaii
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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, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: artists and showbiz, love and romance, fish out of water, couple relations, showbiz, professor, couples, young lovers, actor's life, celebrity culture, actor, historian ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 18th century, 1930s
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: "This Is Spinal Tap" shines a light on the self-contained universe of a metal band struggling to get back on the charts, including everything from its complicated history of ups and downs, gold albums, name changes and undersold concert ...
Style: humorous, cynical, satirical, parody, witty ...
Plot: heavy metal, music band, heavy metal culture, music, musician, satire, cult, musical tour, fame, singer, pianist, success ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: austin texas
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40%
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Cold Turkey (1971)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Reverend Brooks leads the town in a contest to stop smoking for a month, But some tobacco executives don't want them to win, and try everything they can to make them smoke. If townspeople don't go nuts, from wanting a cigarette, or kill ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, clever, witty ...
Plot: satire, small town, media, ambition, society, contests and competitions, lifestyle, nothing goes right, disorder, social relations, silly humor, farce ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: iowa, usa
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39%
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, showbiz, artists and showbiz, couples, couple relations, buddies, actor's life, nothing goes right, nosy, disorder, director, rehearsal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: england, london
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39%
Not Another Not Another Movie (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In this non- stop hilarious ride we follow a struggling Movie Studio that is willing to do anything to make a buck even if it means ruining its reputation, and running the Movie Industry into the ground. This film has everything that an audience ...
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous, ironic, witty ...
Plot: filmmaking, satire, media, artists and showbiz, media satire, showbiz, silly humor, disorder, unfulfillment, downfall, ambition, blind ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Big Tease (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Thinking he's competing in Los Angeles' hot Platinum Scissors contest, Scottish hairstylist Crawford (Craig Ferguson) leaves Glasgow with a film crew to capture the event. When he learns he's a mere audience member, Crawford must find ...
Style: humorous, feel good, clever, witty, talky ...
Plot: hairdresser, culture clash, rivalry, ambition, fighting the system, contests and competitions, underdog, down on your luck, heroic mission, silly humor, competition, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, scotland, california, europe, usa ...
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A Midwinter's Tale (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Out of work actor Joe volunteers to help try and save his sister's local church for the community by putting on a Christmas production of Hamlet, somewhat against the advice of his agent Margaretta. As the cast he assembles are still available ...
Style: witty, talky, clever, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: theater, christmas, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, actor's life, friends, silly humor, village life, unemployment, showbiz, celebrity culture ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: england, australia, london
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38%
Louis C.K.: Chewed Up (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 61 min.
Story: Profane, vulgar and obscenely funny, Louis C.K. insists on telling the truth, whether you like it or not! Join the Emmy Award-winning stand-up comic and TV star (Lucky Louie) as he shares his thoughts on the stuff everyone thinks about -- male ...
Style: cynical, humorous, talky, witty, political ...
Plot: society, performance, artists and showbiz, disorder, social problems, physical appearance, lifestyle, politically correct, gender, sexual relations, couples, stand up comedian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Groove Tube (1974)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Chevy Chase makes his film debut in this riotous collection of live skits. Directed by Ken Shapiro and featuring Chase, Richard Belzer and others, The Groove Tube mocks TV Land and its trappings by spoofing kids' shows -- from a ...
Style: parody, humorous, not serious, witty, clever ...
Plot: tv show, culture clash, showbiz, rising to stardom, sexual relations, workplace situations, lifestyle, contests and competitions, rise and fall, actor's life, artists and showbiz, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, kentucky, new york
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The Film Crew: Hollywood After Dark (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The Film Crew gives a commentary track to Walk the Angry Beach (1968), aka Hollywood After Dark, featuring Rue McClanahan as a stripper. Beloved, sassy Golden Girl Rue McClanahan stars as an unbeloved, depressive stripper who wants to become a ...
Style: parody, realistic, not serious, atmospheric, humorous ...
Plot: desire for fame, ambition, satire, filmmaking, actor's life, lifestyle, showbiz, hollywood, artists and showbiz, dancer's life, media satire, death ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa
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Louis C.K.: Live at the Beacon Theater (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 63 min.
Story: Recorded November 10th, 2011 as part of the New York Comedy Festival, and only available for purchase online, Louis C.K. follows up his 2010 concert film Hilarious with a new hour’s worth of shrewdly observed and periodically profane material. He ...
Style: humorous, cynical, talky, witty, realistic ...
Plot: lifestyle, social problems, performance, artists and showbiz, dark humor, theater, society, politically correct, death, sexual perversion, stand up special, marijuana ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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37%
Louis C.K.: Hilarious (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In this unique and dynamic live concert experience, Louis C.K.'s exploration of life after 40 destroys politically correct images of modern life with thoughts we have all had...but would rarely admit to.
Style: humorous, witty, talky, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: comedian, parenthood, performance, artists and showbiz, social problems, everyday life, sexual activity, society, lifestyle, stand up comedian, joke, absurd humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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37%
The Independent (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The Independent is a mockumentary comedy film made in 2000, directed by Stephen Kessler, starring Jerry Stiller as an independent film maker, who makes little-known B movies with titles like Twelve Angry Men and a Baby. The film spoofs independent ...
Style: parody, humorous, light, satirical, stylized ...
Plot: filmmaking, misfit, media, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, media satire, dark humor, film producer, serial killer, fictional biography, eccentricity, creativity ...
Time: 60s
Place: nevada, boston, england
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37%
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Upright Citizens Brigade: Asssscat (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 61 min.
Story: On the heels of their enormously popular TV show, the Upright Citizens Brigade (Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts, Matt Walsh) bring you Asssscat - an unparalleled improv comedy juggernaut. Beginning with a suggestion from the audience, a guest ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, clever, parody ...
Plot: improv, satire, silly humor, disorder, artists and showbiz, live performance, comedian, joke, stand up comedian, absurd humor, social satire, monologue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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37%
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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 ...
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, feel good, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, filmmaking, small town life, americana, lifestyle, love and romance, movie business, disorder, showbiz, couple relations, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, vermont, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Louis C.K.: Oh My God (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 58 min.
Story: Filmed at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, AZ on February 15th and 16th, 2013, Oh My God is Louis C.K.'s fifth stand-up special, his first for HBO since 2007's Shameless, and his first since winning a Emmy Award for writing on his ...
Style: humorous, cynical, atmospheric, talky, funny ...
Plot: lifestyle, dark humor, performance, social problems, couple relations, society, parents and children, politically correct, artists and showbiz, aging, theater, honest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, arizona
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Never Been Thawed (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A hilarious mockumentary about the delicious hobby of frozen food collecting and Christian rock band, The Christers. The film follows the Mesa Frozen Entree Enthusiast's Club as they plan their first Frozen Entree Enthusiasts Convention.
Style: not serious, cynical, humorous, witty, suspense ...
Plot: rise to the top, ambition, lifestyle, friendship, disorder, partners, ego clash, desire for fame, nothing goes right, misfit, rivalry, satire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, arizona
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Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: In her first-ever HBO solo special, Sarah Silverman takes the stage for an evening of adults-only stand-up comedy. Taped live in front of an intimate audience of 39 fans at Largo, a music and comedy club in Los Angeles, Sarah Silverman: We Are ...
Style: realistic, not serious, cynical, humorous, witty ...
Plot: satire, performer's life, society, artists and showbiz, democrat, republican, silly humor, strong female presence, farce, stand up special, sexual humor, sexual joke ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
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Ricky Gervais Live 3: Fame (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Ricky Gervais third stand-up comedy routine.
Style: humorous, cynical, funny, talky, witty ...
Plot: lifestyle, actor's life, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, showbiz, society, satire, stand up comedian, live performance, celebrity, monologue, performer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: england, london, europe, california
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Jim Jefferies: Fully Functional (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 61 min.
Story: There's something magical about an Australian accent that seems to make even the most caustic wit come off with good-natured charm. And that delicate blend of deviant behavior and good intentions has skyrocketed Aussie comic Jim Jefferies to ...
Style: witty, humorous, not serious, sincere, cynical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: satire, performer's life, showbiz, society, misfit, artists and showbiz, theater, stand up comedian, religions or cults, stand up special, drugs/alcohol, profanity
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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36%