Movies like The World's Greatest Lover

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The World's Greatest Lover (1977)
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The World's Greatest Lover (1977)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When frustrated movie studio mogul Adolph Zitz announces a talent search for a romantic leading man to rival the great Rudolph Valentino, thousands of hopefuls decend upon Hollywood. Rudy Valentine, a neurotic baker from Milwaukee, knows little about romance or acting. But when his wife leaves him for the real Valentino, Rudy goes to outrageous lengths to win the role of a lifetime and win back the love of his life.
Style: humorous, realistic, witty, not serious
Plot: filmmaking, mistaken identity, suffocation, heist, hollywood, love and romance, showbiz, ambition, lifestyle, hidden identity, actor's life, disorder, switching roles, silly humor, farce, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, movie star, sex, prison, horse, prostitute, train, hotel, church ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, not serious and witty films with plots about artists and showbiz, showbiz, filmmaking, lifestyle, hollywood, disorder and actor's life mostly in Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like The World's Greatest Lover: 3 Geezers! (2013), The Best and the Brightest (2010), Silent Movie (1976), He's Way More Famous Than You (2013), These Old Broads (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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3 Geezers! (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Follow actor J Kimball as he researches what it's like to be old for a role in an upcoming movie. When he meets the residents at The Coconuts convalescent home, he quickly discovers that his perceptions of the elderly may be off from ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good
Plot: elderly, actor's life, silly humor, retirement home, friends, disorder, hollywood, retirement home life, showbiz, golden years, artists and showbiz, filmmaking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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95%
The Best and the Brightest (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Set in the world of New York City's elite private kindergartens, The Best and the Brightest centers on a fresh-faced young couple, Samantha and Jeff, who have only recently moved into town. The comedy centers on their dawning realization of the ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, not serious
Plot: obsession, farce, disorder, couple relations, kindergarten, hidden identity, mistaken identity, ambition, moral dilemma, parents and children, dishonesty, blind ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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93%
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Silent Movie (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Aspiring filmmakers Mel Funn, Marty Eggs and Dom Bell go to a financially troubled studio with an idea for a silent movie. In an effort to make the movie more marketable, they attempt to recruit a number of big name stars to appear, while the ...
Style: parody, humorous, satirical, absurd, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, hollywood, filmmaking, actor's life, comeback, disorder, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, goofy hero, buddies, alcohol abuse, showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 50s
Place: usa, california, manhattan new york city, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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He's Way More Famous Than You (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When once-up-and-coming indie film starlet Halley Feiffer loses her boyfriend, her agent and her career in one fell swoop she finally realizes that something in her life has got to change... she has to become WAY MORE FAMOUS! Armed with a stolen ...
Style: not serious, humorous, captivating, feel good, realistic
Plot: actor's life, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, hopes, lifestyle, showbiz, fame, escapades, society, celebrity culture, hollywood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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86%
Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood is a 1976 film directed by Michael Winner.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty, parody ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, dog, chaos and mayhem, celebrity culture, legends and myths, friendship, bus, showbiz, family, artists and showbiz, actor's life ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: california
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85%
These Old Broads (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: "These Old Broads" is a 2001 television film written by Carrie Fisher and starring her mother Debbie Reynolds, as well as Shirley MacLaine, Joan Collins, and Elizabeth Taylor in her final starring film role. Network television executive ...
Style: semi serious, witty, feel good, humorous, biting ...
Plot: showbiz, ambition, lifestyle, actor's life, against the odds, filmmaking, aging, rise and fall, love affair, artists and showbiz, farce, hollywood ...
Time: 60s, 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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83%
Movers & Shakers (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Joe Mulholland, Head of Production at a Hollywood studio, makes a rather fool-hardy promise to a dying friend. He undertakes to make a major movie using the title - if not the content - of a best-selling sex manual "Love in Sex". Enlisting ...
Style: parody, not serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: satire, filmmaking, down on your luck, media satire, singleness, showbiz, hollywood, celebrity culture, road not taken, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
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80%
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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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80%
Brother's Justice (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Motivated by Box Office statistics, Dax Shepard has made a decision to leave comedy to pursue his dream of becoming an international Martial Arts action star.
Style: cynical, not serious, realistic, humorous, feel good ...
Plot: filmmaking, martial arts, hollywood, lifestyle, showbiz, actor's life, artists and showbiz, follow your dream, buddies, partners, silly humor, wrestling ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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
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77%
Punching the Clown (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A satirical songwriter comes to Los Angeles and puts his life's work in jeopardy.
Style: humorous, satirical, captivating, entertaining, sincere ...
Plot: showbiz, mistaken identity, media, rising to stardom, ambition, musician's life, overnight success, farce, down on your luck, change of luck, disorder, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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Dirty Movie (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An outrageous cut-rate producer, Charlie LaRue (Christopher Meloni) is about to fulfill his lifelong dream to make a movie about the most offensive, dirtiest jokes ever told.
Style: humorous, not serious, light, feel good, realistic
Plot: follow your dream, ambition, filmmaking, buddies, disorder, farce, nudity (full frontal - brief), silly humor, media, friends, tattoo, masturbation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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75%
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Pittsburgh (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Jeff Goldblum put his Hollywood actor life on hold to star alongside his new girlfriend in a Pittsburgh regional theater production of The Music Man. Co-directors Bradley and LaBrache tread a surprisingly elegant line between genuine documentary and ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous, talky ...
Plot: lifestyle, showbiz, relationship vs career, artists and showbiz, actor's life, couples, couple relations, celebrity culture, hollywood, audition, media, theater ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, usa
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74%
Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A kid from the Midwest moves out to Hollywood in order to follow in his parents footsteps -- and become a porn star.
Style: humorous, not serious, sexy, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, lifestyle, desire for fame, follow your dream, ambition, rising to stardom, showbiz, fish out of water, goofy hero, misfit, sexual relations, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, idaho
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73%
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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72%
Nobody Knows Anything! (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An aspiring filmmaker learns that success in Hollywood doesn't come as easy as she suspected as she attempts to discover the formula to success. When the guidance of her helpful has-been uncle fails to pave the way, Sarah Wilder must seek the ...
Style: not serious, humorous, witty, feel good, light ...
Plot: hollywood, lawyer, showbiz, media satire, filmmaking, lifestyle, media, actor's life, artists and showbiz, satire, robbery, mayor ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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71%
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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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71%
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The Patsy (1964)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When a star comedian dies, his comedy team decides to train a 'nobody' to play the Star in a big TV show (a Patsy). But the man chosen, bellboy Stanley Belt (Lewis), can't do anything right. The TV show is getting closer, and Stanley ...
Style: biting, cynical, suspense, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: messenger, silly humor, nothing goes right, misfit, goofy hero, artists and showbiz, ambition, lifestyle, desire for fame, media, rising to stardom, disorder ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Flying Scissors (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Comedy starring Mason Pettit, Matthew Arkin, Devin Ratray
Style: not serious, realistic, witty, humorous, offbeat
Plot: ambition, silly humor, uninhibited rivalry, lifestyle, rivalry, contests and competitions, rock paper scissors, museum, feminist, steroids
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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Nickelodeon (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Going from a lawyer to a writer, and then to a film director, is the career path on which we find the bashful Leo Harrigan. But Leo has problems as well, such as being hopelessly smitten with his leading lady, who chooses to reward his attentions by ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, humorous
Plot: filmmaking, hollywood, love and romance, ambition, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, showbiz, celebrity culture, love triangle, movie business, fake priest, ostrich ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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70%
My Big Fat Independent Movie (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: This film is a spoof along the lines of "Scary Movie" and "Not Another Teen Movie." It includes parodies of some of the indie film world's most renowned movies such as "Memento," "Pulp Fiction," ...
Style: parody, humorous, not serious, witty, realistic ...
Plot: obsessive quest, filmmaking, nothing goes right, mistaken identity, goofy hero, crime gone awry, hostage, artists and showbiz, media satire, gender, disorder, mentally challenged ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa
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69%
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Pipe Dream (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A lonely plumber poses as a movie director to meet women, and the writer whose script he's stolen builds on his ruse to get her movie made.
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, realistic, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: couple relations, couples, filmmaking, hidden identity, love and romance, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, fall in love, romance, dishonesty, disorder, actor's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Driving Me Crazy (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: exciting, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: disorder, inventions and discoveries, fish out of water, showbiz, hollywood, celebrity culture, crimes, society, immigrants, on the run, gangsters, misfit ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, germany, usa, europe, east germany
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68%
Festival in Cannes (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cannes, 1999. Alice, an actress, wants to direct an indie picture. Kaz, a talkative (and maybe bogus) deal maker, promises $3 million if she'll use Millie, an aging French star. But, Rick, a big producer, needs Millie for a small part in a fall ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, talky, witty, realistic ...
Plot: actor's life, betrayal, friendship, filmmaking, couples, ambition, lifestyle, rise to the top, crumbling marriage, desire for fame, love and romance, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: cannes, riviera
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66%
Holyman Undercover (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An Amish man comes to Hollywood to be a missionary, and gets cast as Satan on a nighttime soap opera.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, light, captivating ...
Plot: tv show, hollywood, filmmaking, lifestyle, society, artists and showbiz, ambition, missionary, actor, fish out of water, tv star, fame ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
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66%
Hijacking Hollywood (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An aspiring director working as a lowly production assistant, conspires with his aspiring producer roommate to steal the reels of a mega budgeted film he's working on.
Style: cynical, semi serious, realistic, clever, witty ...
Plot: filmmaking, hollywood, satire, disorder, hijacking, boss and employee, showbiz, workplace situations, cons and scams, vengeance, dishonesty, workplace ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
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66%
Finishing the Game: The Search for a New Bruce Lee (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: In 1973, martial arts great Bruce Lee died, his final film, Game of Death, left unfinished. With the public hungry for more Lee, movie execs decide to find a replacement. This outrageous satire looks at the entire process, from the oddball ...
Style: parody, not serious, humorous, realistic, witty
Plot: martial arts, actor's life, rising to stardom, rise and fall, filmmaking, against the odds, tv show, showbiz, tragic hero, odd couple, media, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s
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66%
Tracey Ullman in the Trailer Tales (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Tracey Ullman's comedy special features the one-and-only 'Ruby Romaine'--the memorable character from HBO's 'Tracey Takes On.' After an illustrious career, veteran Hollywood makeup artist Ruby has decided to call it ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, parody, talky
Plot: hollywood, showbiz, artists and showbiz, strong female presence, lifestyle, television, celebrity, makeup artist, makeover, storytelling, trailer, alcohol
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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66%
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Love Shack (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A dysfunctional family of adult film stars reunites for a memorial porn shoot following the death of legendary producer Mo Saltzman. Along the way, the film's hapless director must contend with dueling divas, bickering couples, ...
Style: humorous, not serious, captivating, light, realistic ...
Plot: showbiz, nothing goes right, filmmaking, actor's life, couples, quibbling, strong sexual content, porn industry, artists and showbiz, disorder, nudity (full frontal - brief), silly humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%