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UnREAL (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
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: realistic, biting, twists and turns, entertaining, captivating, semi serious, humorous, tense, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: media, showbiz, dishonesty, manipulations, media satire, artists and showbiz, reality tv, workplace intrigue, tv show, workplace situations, blind ambition, eligible bachelor, competition, desire for fame, ambition, love affair, lifestyle, estate, ratings, love triangle, couples, broken heart, manipulation, workplace, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, semi serious and humorous films and TV series with plots about ambition, workplace, workplace situations, rivalry, media, couples and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Comedy and Music genres. Some movies like UnREAL: House of Cards (2013), Dirt (2007), Live! (2007), The L.A. Complex (2012), Whatever This Is. (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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House of Cards (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
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, cynical, clever, witty, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political intrigue, manipulations, politics, state affairs, blind ambition, political corruption, intrigue, lobbyist, white house, postmodernism, drugs/alcohol, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., u.s. capitol building
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 7.0
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Dirt (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: sincere, serious, dark humor, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: journalism, tabloid, hollywood, magazine, paparazzi, photographer, desire for fame, career woman, celebrity culture, showbiz, ambition, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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Live! (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A mockumentary following an ambitious TV network executive trying to produce a controversial reality show where contestants play Russian Roulette
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous ...
Plot: russian roulette, media satire, showbiz, reality tv, ball, tv show, filmmaking, ambition, media, artists and showbiz, contests and competitions, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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The L.A. Complex (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
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: serious, sexy, realistic
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: desire for fame, showbiz, neighbor, ambition, artists and showbiz, hopes, temptation, dancer, producer, comedian, roommate, ambitious ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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Whatever This Is. (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sincere, biting
Plot: buddies, twentysomething life, workplace, obnoxious boss, tv show, workplace situations, media, friends, small time, petty job, gay, debt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Trust Me (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: captivating, semi serious, realistic, humorous, stylized ...
Plot: workplace, friendship, workplace intrigue, advertising agency, workplace situations, ambition, partners, friends, boss and employee, relationship vs career, couples, advertising ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa
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Big Shots (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Four friends are at the top of their game...until the women in their lives enter the room. Lines between boardroom and bedroom blur when these competitive but dysfunctional CEOs take refuge in their friendship, discussing business, confiding ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, stylized, sexy ...
Plot: infidelity, friendship, housewife, casual sex, buddies, business, ceo, workplace situations, dishonesty, workplace, friends, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
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Halt and Catch Fire (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Set in the early 1980s, and about a fictional visionary, an engineer and a prodigy whose innovations confronts the corporate behemoths of the time. Their personal and professional partnership will be challenged by greed and ego while charting the ...
Style: realistic, serious, clever, captivating, melancholic
Plot: programmer, computers and web, workplace situations, laptop, supportive spouse, blind ambition, inventions and discoveries, partners, ego clash, relationship vs career, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, texas, dallas texas
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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: semi serious, clever, realistic, humorous
Plot: actor's life, blind ambition, showbiz, filmmaking, nothing goes right, media, artists and showbiz, manipulations, obsession, addiction, ambition, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Profit (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Profit is an American television series that originally aired on the Fox Broadcasting Company in 1996 on Monday Night at 9:00 PM EST. The series was created by David Greenwalt and John McNamara, and stars Adrian Pasdar as the eponymous character Jim ...
Style: semi serious, witty, dark humor, biting, realistic ...
Plot: child abuse, blind ambition, workplace intrigue, crime, workplace situations, dishonesty, workplace, legal investigation, boss and employee, crimes, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.1
 724
The Deep End (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: stylized, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: law firm, lawyer, lawsuit, blind ambition, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, ambition, legal, workplace, power relations, boss and employee, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
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53%
 6.4
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Mind Games (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: offbeat, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: prodigy, manipulations, manipulation, sibling relationship, mental disorders, mind game, siblings relations, workplace situations, partners, family relations, workplace, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Final Curtain (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The Final Curtain is a British film from 2002 directed by Patrick Harkins and starring Peter O'Toole. It tells the story of J. J. Curtis, ageing gameshow host played by O'Toole, who hires novelist Jonathan Stitch (Adrian Lester) to pen his ...
Style: witty, serious, biting, realistic, dark humor ...
Plot: rivalry, ego clash, drugs/alcohol, media satire, tv show, media, workplace, blind ambition, contests and competitions, uninhibited rivalry, showbiz, ambition ...
Time: 70s, 90s
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Life Unexpected (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Life Unexpected is a coming-of-age family drama that centers around 16-year-old Lux, who was given up for adoption at birth but never adopted. When she is put back into the custody of her estranged-since-high-school birth parents, Cate and Baze, the ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, teen drama
Plot: foster child, teenager, adolescence vs adulthood, custody, family, youth, parents and children, teenage life, thirtysomething life, family relations, radio, proposal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Models Inc. (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Style: semi serious, emotional, realistic, humorous
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Spin (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
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Style: serious, clever, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: head of state, blind ambition, political intrigue, campaign, politics, state affairs, rise to the top, workplace situations, ambition, media, rivalry, workplace
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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45%
 7.1
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Unscripted (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sexual
Plot: actor's life, filmmaking, showbiz, artists and showbiz, media satire, media, lifestyle, actor, actress, aspiring actor, audition, hollywood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A behind-the-scenes look at a fictional sketch-comedy TV show.
Style: clever, semi serious, talky, witty, realistic ...
Plot: tv show, writer's life, verbal byplay, friendship, showbiz, workplace situations, artists and showbiz, friends, couples, actor's life, workplace intrigue, disgraced ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Colbys (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Colbys is an American prime time soap opera, which originally aired on ABC from November 20, 1985 to March 26, 1987. Produced by Aaron Spelling, it was a spin-off of Dynasty, which had been the highest rated series for the 1984–1985 U.S. ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, captivating, twists and turns
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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42%
 8.4
 48K
Billions (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Style: captivating, entertaining, suspense, twists and turns, thought provoking
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: dialogue, rivalry, money, friendship, stock exchange, district attorney, husband wife relationship, family relations, life philosophy, dishonesty, investor, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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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: clever, talky, witty, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: tv show, corruption, anchor, network, murder, adultery, media, workaholic, suicidal, gay slur, racial slur, workplace romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, california, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Wicked Wicked Games (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Wicked Wicked Games is a telenovela that debuted on December 6, 2006 on the American television network MyNetworkTV. Twentieth Television produced 63 episodes to air weekdays. The limited-run serial was directed by Terry Cunningham, Dennis Dimster, ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: betrayal, intrigue, manipulations, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, obsession, dishonesty, rivalry, couples, family relations, infidelity, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.6
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Empire (2015)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A powerful family drama about the head of a music empire whose three sons and ex-wife all battle for his throne.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspense, twists and turns
Plot: music, showbiz, artists and showbiz, musician's life, ambition, sibling rivalry, family relations, workplace, hip hop, couple relations, brother brother relationship, rapper ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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Madam Secretary (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Former CIA agent Elizabeth Faulkner McCord is suddenly thrust into the position of US Secretary of State where she must quickly learn to drive international diplomacy, wrangle office politics and balance a complex family life.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: relationship vs career, politics, secretary of state, politician, workplace situations, chief of staff, diplomacy, state affairs, workplace, workplace intrigue, power relations, u.s. president ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Newsroom (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: A behind-the-scenes look at the people who make a nightly cable-news program. Focusing on a network anchor, his new executive producer, the newsroom staff and their boss, the series tracks their quixotic mission to do the news well in the face of ...
Style: witty, serious, biting, talky, realistic ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Dancing in September (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A black female TV producer struggles in Hollywood.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty
Plot: hollywood, unlikely couple, writer's life, journalism, workplace romance, tv show, filmmaking, ambition, artists and showbiz, media, society, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Beautiful Life: TBL (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: model, desire for fame, intrigue, young adult, fashion model, rise to the top, teaching the ways of the world, celebrity culture, ambition, artists and showbiz, rivalry, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 8.0
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The Hour (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A behind-the-scenes drama and espionage thriller in Cold War-era England that centers on a journalist, a producer, and an anchorman for an investigative news programme.
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, atmospheric, tense
Plot: reporter, journalism, love triangle, tv news, tv show, workplace situations, politics, media, state affairs, workplace, espionage, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.6
 11K
House of Cards (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 226 min.
Story: Francis Urquhart is the chief whip of the Conservative party. When Margaret Thatcher resigns as leader, he remains neutral and after a general election where the conservatives are returned with a reduced majority, he fully expects the new Prime ...
Style: witty, tense, biting, clever, serious ...
Plot: political intrigue, politics, cocaine, journalist, reporter, politician, blind ambition, intrigue, journalism, manipulations, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.4
 9K
Kingdom (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A raw family drama set against the world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in Venice, California. Alvey Kulina owns Navy St. MMA with the help of his girlfriend Lisa Prince. He is willing to go through extraordinary means to make sure his fighters are ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: athlete's life, mixed martial arts, sibling relationship, gym, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, training, drug abuse, family problems, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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