Movies and TV shows like UnREAL

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UnREAL (2015)
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UnREAL (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Set against the backdrop of a hit dating competition show, "UnREAL" is led by Rachel, a young staffer whose sole job is to manipulate her relationships with and among the contestants to get the vital dramatic and outrageous footage the program's dispassionate executive producer demands. What ensues is a humorous, yet vexing, look at what happens in the world of unscripted television, where being a contestant can be vicious and producing it is a whole other reality.
Style: biting, realistic, semi serious, twists and turns, captivating, tense, touching, humorous, suspense, entertaining
Audience: girls' night
Plot: showbiz, media, media satire, manipulation, dishonesty, ambition, artists and showbiz, workplace intrigue, eligible bachelor, workplace situations, tv show, blind ambition, desire for fame, reality, competition, backstage, love affair, lifestyle, estate, satire, love triangle, broken heart, couples, workplace, dating show ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, captivating and humorous films and TV series with plots about ambition, workplace situations, workplace, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, media and showbiz mostly in Drama, Comedy and Biography genres. Some movies like UnREAL: Dirt (2007), Whatever This Is. (2013), Models Inc. (1994), The $treet (2000), House of Cards (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Dirt (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Dirt is an American television serial broadcast on the FX network. It premiered on January 2, 2007 and starred Courteney Cox as Lucy Spiller, the editor-in-chief of the first-of-its-kind "glossy tabloid" magazine DirtNow, which was ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, sexy, exciting ...
Plot: photographer, journalism, paparazzi, hollywood, magazine, artists and showbiz, media, desire for fame, blackmail, gossip and rumors, dark humor, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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Whatever This Is. (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Whatever this is. follows Sam (Hunter Canning) and Ari (Dylan Marron), two production assistants in New York, as well as Sam's girlfriend Lisa (Madeline Wise), a teacher without pay for the summer. Sam and Ari are scraping by working low paying ...
Style: biting, realistic, semi serious, suspense, sincere ...
Plot: friends, buddies, media, obnoxious boss, workplace, tv show, workplace situations, twentysomething life, friendship, lesbian, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, flatmate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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Models Inc. (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Models Inc. is an American prime time soap opera that aired on the Fox television network during the 1994-1995 television season. It is the third series in the Beverly Hills, 90210 franchise. The series was created by Charles Pratt, Jr. and Frank ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, emotional, humorous, sitcom
Plot: model, modeling, uninhibited rivalry, intrigue, workplace, blind ambition, workplace situations, crimes, fashion, manipulation, rivalry, amateur detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Martha, Inc.: The Story of Martha Stewart (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Martha, Inc.: The Story of Martha Stewart is a 2003 NBC TV movie starring Cybill Shepherd as Martha Stewart in which the life of Martha Stewart is outlined starting from her life in New Jersey to the scandal behind her arrest.
Style: humorous, realistic, witty, suspense, biting ...
Plot: ambition, rise to the top, rise and fall, relationship vs career, tv show, celebrity culture, boss and employee, lifestyle, rising to stardom, workplace situations, obnoxious boss, media satire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.3
 352
The $treet (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The $treet is an American television drama series that aired on Fox in 2000. 11 episodes were produced and 6 aired in the U.S. The series was about a small brokerage house called Belmont Stevens located in New York and the lives of its employees. ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, serious, realistic
Plot: wall street, corporate crimes, ambition, rise to the top, stock broker, workplace, corporate crime, power relations, thirtysomething life, americana, boss and employee, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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100%
 8.7
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House of Cards (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
Story: Set in present day Washington, D.C., House of Cards is the story of Frank Underwood, a ruthless and cunning politician, and his wife Claire who will stop at nothing to conquer everything. This wicked political drama penetrates the shadowy world of ...
Style: serious, clever, cynical, witty, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: politics, manipulation, political corruption, political intrigue, state affairs, lobbyist, intrigue, blind ambition, media, white house, strategy, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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50%
They Shoot Movies, Don't They? ...The Making of 'Mirage' (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: They Shoot Movies, Don't They? is a voyeuristic look at first time director Tom Paulson and the movie he wrote called Mirage. Frank Gallagher is the documentarian whose camera waits and watches as Paulson navigates through a jungle of ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, clever, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: ambition, lifestyle, addiction, showbiz, obsession, actor's life, filmmaking, hollywood, performer's life, manipulation, blind ambition, media ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Deep End (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Deep End is an American television series created by David Hemingson and produced by 20th Century Fox Television for the ABC television network. Starring Mehcad Brooks, Matt Long, Tina Majorino, Clancy Brown, and Billy Zane, the show follows ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, captivating, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: law firm, corporate world, lawsuit, lawyer, rivalry, lawyers and clients, workplace, lifestyle, power relations, ambition, legal, workplace intrigue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
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31%
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 7.3
 465
Unscripted (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Unscripted is the on going tales of three out of work actors navigating the rough terrain of Los Angeles. In a land where the universal word for actors is "No", Unscripted takes a look at these three kind souls just trying to survive. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, sexy ...
Plot: filmmaking, actor's life, showbiz, media, lifestyle, aspiring actor, casting, audition, hollywood, satire, media satire, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Dancing in September (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A black female TV producer struggles in Hollywood.
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic
Plot: lifestyle, unlikely couple, artists and showbiz, love and romance, ambition, tv show, media satire, workplace romance, americana, friendship, journalism, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The L.A. Complex (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Six young performers having been dubbed “most likely to succeed” in their hometowns now face the challenges and opportunities of a lifetime in the City of Angels.
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, psychological, captivating
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: desire for fame, artists and showbiz, temptation, lifestyle, ambition, hopes, follow your dream, talent agent, neighbor, dancer, roommate, comedian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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30%
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Trust Me (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The series revolves around Rothman, Greene, and Moore, a fictional advertising firm. The storylines center on the difficulties of securing accounts and the characters' personal lives.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, witty ...
Plot: workplace, advertising, workplace intrigue, relationship vs career, partners, friendship, boss and employee, promotion, workaholic, ambition, advertising agency, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
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30%
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Spin (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: The President of the French Republic, visiting Saint-Etienne in the Loire, in a striking plant dies, victim of a bomb attack. The political world is agitated: early presidential elections to be held within the next thirty-five days. There is no ...
Style: tense, serious, captivating, realistic, clever ...
Plot: politics, rivalry, political intrigue, campaign, head of state, ambition, media, rise to the top, workplace situations, blind ambition, state affairs, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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Footballers' Wives: Extra Time (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Footballers' Wives: Extra Time is a British drama programme. A spin-off of Footballers' Wives, the programme aired on ITV2 for two series. Footballers' Wives: Extra Time aired in the US on BBC America under the title Footballers' ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, emotional, sexy
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Clark and Ross Edwards are brothers and partners in a unique agency committed to solving clients’ problems using the hard science of psychological manipulation. Clark is a former professor and a world-renowned expert in the field of human ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, psychological, offbeat
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Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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Trust Me (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Style: humorous, cynical, semi serious, realistic, suspense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Lisa Picard Is Famous (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A documentarian decides to follow the career of New York actress Lisa Picard, believing she is on the brink of fame. Instead, he bears witness to Lisa's continued, humorous, struggles as an actress, as well as the conflict that arises when ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, cynical, witty, humorous ...
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The Late Shift (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Beautiful Life: TBL (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The daily lives of young models living together in a models' residence in New York, while struggling to deal with the cutthroat competition and fleeting fame of the fashion world.
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, captivating, contemplative
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Call My Agent! (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 52 min.
TV show
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Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, captivating, light ...
Plot: actor's life, showbiz, workplace, celebrity culture, disorder, workplace situations, life turned upside down, rivalry, friendship, society, artists and showbiz, satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Hollywood Heights (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Loren (Brittany Underwood) a smart, shy and independent high school senior who has ambitions of being a songwriter, secretly sends her song lyrics to her celebrity crush, rock superstar Eddie Duran (Cody Longo). Loren's wildest dreams come true ...
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
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Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Politician's Husband (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Aiden Hoynes is a senior cabinet minister who has always put his career before family, with the support of Freya, his devoted wife and mother to their two young children. But when Freya's own political career takes off and threatens to ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, tense, psychological ...
Plot: politics, betrayal, relationship vs career, political intrigue, ambition, family, blind ambition, state affairs, couples, husband wife relationship, career woman, politician ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Hour (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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Style: atmospheric, serious, stylized, realistic, tense
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Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Footballers' Wives (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 49 min.
TV show
Story: Footballers' Wives is a British television drama surrounding the fictional Premier League Association football club Earls Park F.C., its players, and their wives. It was broadcast on the ITV network from 8 January 2002 to 14 April 2006. The ...
Style: stylized, sexy, captivating, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love affair, relationship vs career, lifestyle, rise to the top, ambition, obsession, infidelity, sport team, couples, womanizer, dishonesty, against the rules ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.9
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King Kelly (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Kelly strips – her best friend Jordan captures the event on her mobile phone. Kelly’s name is well known among the visitors of (in)appropriate online portals. The two teenagers digitally record anything and everything that crosses their paths ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: desire for fame, lifestyle, nightlife, on the road, strong sexual content, ambition, satire, computers and web, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, disorder, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.1
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Network (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A TV network cynically exploits a deranged ex-TV anchor's ravings and revelations about the media for their own profit.
Style: talky, cynical, witty, realistic, satirical ...
Plot: satire, media satire, corruption, workaholic, racial slur, adultery, dark humor, success, workplace situations, workplace, lifestyle, ethics ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.5
 333
Showboy (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Christian Taylor, a writer on hit TV series Six Feet Under, is being profiled by a British documentary crew when he's sacked, though he doesn't know they've overheard the firing. They follow him to Las Vegas, where he is ostensibly ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous, cynical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: tv show, ambition, follow your dream, rise to the top, actor's life, showbiz, silly humor, couples, filmmaking, starting over, unlikely couple, workplace ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.3
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Extras (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Andy Millman gave up his day job five years ago in the hope of achieving the big time, but he’s yet to land a speaking part, let alone saunter down the red carpet to pick up an Oscar. He remains optimistic however, as rubbing shoulders with the ...
Style: sitcom, witty, not serious, cynical, humorous ...
Plot: aspiring actor, actor's life, workplace, actor, desire for fame, popularity, unsuccessful, lifestyle, best friends, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, celebrity culture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.7
 72
The Impostor (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
TV show
Story: La Impostora, is a Spanish-language telenovela presumably to be produced by United States-based television network Telemundo Studios, Miami.
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: rivalry, workplace intrigue, fall in love, romance, uncover truth, dishonesty, boss and employee, hidden identity, family relations, power relations, family business, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%