Movies and TV shows like The Comeback

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The Comeback (2005)
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The Comeback (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The series initially follows Valerie Cherish (Kudrow), a veteran sitcom actress who has been out of the spotlight for more than a decade, as she attempts in 2005 to return to the industry that made her famous. Valerie lands a role on a new network sitcom, but struggles with the matter of being an aging, non-influential performer in an increasingly-youthful Hollywood, while her every move on and off the set is being documented for a companion reality show. When the cameras catch up with Valerie in 2014, she is cast in an HBO series entitled Seeing Red, which chronicles the career of the sitcom writer/producer who tormented her nine years earlier.
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, captivating, biting, suspense, realistic, cynical
Plot: comeback, actress, tv show, ambition, lifestyle, backstage, workplace, celebrity culture, media satire, artists and showbiz, disorder, self involved, husband wife relationship, actor's life, showbiz, makeup artist, director, television, washed up star, musician, model, satire, producer, media, roommate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa

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Most similar movies to The Comeback

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, sitcom and not serious films and TV series with plots about artists and showbiz, showbiz, media, workplace, tv show, media satire and lifestyle mostly in Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like The Comeback: Starlets (2000), After Lately (2011), Fat Actress (2005), Episodes (2011), The Larry Sanders Show (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Starlets (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Grosse Pointe is an American television parody series which aired on the WB Network during the 2000–2001 television season. Created by Darren Star, it was a satire depicting the behind-the-scenes drama on the set of a television show, and was ...
Style: parody, not serious, cynical, humorous, sitcom ...
Plot: backstage, satire, actor, actress, tv show, showbiz, actor's life, lifestyle, rivalry, artists and showbiz, starlet, workplace intrigue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: california, usa
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95%
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After Lately (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
TV show
Story: After Lately is an American television comedy. The series depicts, in mockumentary style, the behind the scenes goings-on at the office of the late-night talk show Chelsea Lately. The cast is made up of the actual writers and performers of Chelsea ...
Style: humorous, light, captivating, entertaining, realistic ...
Plot: backstage, showbiz, workplace, tv show, workplace situations, producer, television, disorder, celebrity culture, media, artists and showbiz, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.1
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Fat Actress (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Fat Actress is an American sitcom television series starring Kirstie Alley. It aired on Showtime in the United States in the spring of 2005, on Movie Central in Western Canada, The Movie Network in Eastern Canada, FX in the UK, Network Ten in ...
Style: sitcom, not serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: satire, actor's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, physical appearance, media satire, showbiz, media, hypocrisy, comeback, celebrity culture, hollywood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.8
 34K
Episodes (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A British husband-and-wife comedy writing team travel to Hollywood to remake their successful British TV series, with disastrous results.
Style: witty, realistic, humorous, cynical, sitcom ...
Plot: hollywood, showbiz, actor's life, lifestyle, couple relations, writer's life, producer, tv show, womanizer, television, success, media satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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The Larry Sanders Show (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Comic Garry Shandling draws upon his own talk show experiences to create the character of Larry Sanders, a paranoid, insecure host of a late night talk show. Larry, along with his obsequious TV sidekick Hank Kingsley and his fiercely protective ...
Style: parody, sitcom, not serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: workplace, tv show, showbiz, producer, satire, nothing goes right, performer's life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, media, media satire, workplace situations ...
Time: 90s
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69%
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 3K
Telenovela (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: If you think the steamy sex, sensational scandals and heart wrenching heartbreak on Latino soap operas are a little extreme, just wait until you see what happens behind the scenes! Eva Longoria stars in this new comedy about Ana Sofia, a sizzling TV ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sitcom, light, entertaining ...
Plot: actor, workplace, backstage, showbiz, tv show, workplace situations, media, disorder, tv star, filmmaking, friendship, actor's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.3
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Barely Famous (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
TV show
Story: Introducing "Barely Famous": a docu-style comedy series. This show explores the hypocrisy of reality TV by centering around two sisters who say they would never do a reality show, but are being filmed by a camera crew. Over the course of ...
Style: parody, captivating, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: nothing goes right, actor's life, satire, tv show, disorder, media satire, looking for love, family relations, love and romance, showbiz, hollywood, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Clark and Michael (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Clark and Michael is a CBS Internet television series created by and starring Clark Duke and Michael Cera. The series takes the form of a mockumentary following Duke and Cera's ambitions to write and sell a pilot for a television series.
Style: humorous, not serious, sitcom, feel good, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: comedian, friendship, producer, tv show, television, ambition, showbiz, partners, artists and showbiz, naivete, team, social satire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Blunt Talk (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A British newscaster moves to Los Angeles with his alcoholic manservant and the baggage of several failed marriages to host a sanctimonious talk show.
Style: not serious, witty, realistic, cynical, humorous ...
Plot: media satire, media, tv show, silly humor, artists and showbiz, workplace, workplace situations, talk show, journalism, talk show host, backstage, television studio
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The CollegeHumor Show (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The CollegeHumor Show was an American comedy that premiered on MTV on February 8, 2009 and also aired on MuchMusic. The show is a scripted sitcom with sketch comedy elements. It is written by and stars nine actual CollegeHumor editorial staff ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sitcom, captivating
Plot: workplace, showbiz, backstage, media satire, workplace situations, disorder, free spirited, office, silly humor, boss, producer, workplace humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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30 Rock (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: 30 Rock is an American television comedy series that ran on NBC from October 11, 2006, to January 31, 2013, and was created by Tina Fey. The series, which is loosely based on Fey's experiences as head writer for Saturday Night Live, takes place ...
Style: sitcom, parody, not serious, witty, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, showbiz, tv show, actor, female protagonist, employer employee relationship, writers, nothing goes right, workplace situations, verbal byplay, boss and employee, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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47%
Real Husbands of Hollywood (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
TV show
Story: Comedian and actor, Kevin Hart teams up with BET Networks to bring viewers one of the funniest shows on television "Real Husbands of Hollywood". The semi-scripted series is the fakest reality show ever following these men of Hollywood ...
Style: parody, humorous, feel good, captivating, light ...
Plot: hollywood, actor, actor's life, backstage, showbiz, comedian, celebrity culture, buddies, marriage, guest, african american, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Boris (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Boris is an Italian television series produced from 2007 to 2010 by Wilder for Fox International Channels Italy
Style: humorous, light, feel good, captivating, sitcom ...
Plot: backstage, satire, filmmaking, showbiz, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, intern, workplace, producer, director, tv show, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Good Morning, Miami (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A talented young TV producer arrives in Miami to revamp the lowest-rated morning show in the country. Jake Silver risks taking the job when he sets eyes on the show's beautiful, down-to-earth hair stylist Dylan, who wows him like nobody before ...
Style: sitcom, semi serious, realistic, humorous, entertaining ...
Plot: television, tv show, couples, weatherman, media, television producer, producer, satire, workplace situations, talk show host, co worker co worker relationship, humour ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Easy to Assemble (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Easy to Assemble is a Webseries created by and starring Illeana Douglas, and sponsored by furniture store IKEA. Douglas plays a fictional version of herself trying to quit acting and work a "real job" at the IKEA in Burbank, CA. She soon ...
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, cynical, offbeat
Plot: lifestyle, showbiz, workplace, actor's life, unsupportive friend, hopes, workplace situations, artists and showbiz, disorder, fish out of water, best friends, support group ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Michael & Michael Have Issues. (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Michael & Michael Have Issues is a cable television comedy series starring comedians and actors Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter, who created the series. Both comedians appeared together in several TV comedy series, including The State, ...
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, light, parody
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, producer, backstage, odd couple, intern, actor's life, buddies, self involved, employer employee relationship, social satire, showbiz, tv show ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Greg the Bunny (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Greg the Bunny is an American television sitcom that originally aired on Fox TV in 2002. It starred Seth Green and a hand puppet named Greg the Bunny, originally invented by the team of Sean S. Baker, Spencer Chinoy and Dan Milano. Milano and Chinoy ...
Style: not serious, humorous, sitcom, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: puppet, actor's life, nothing goes right, tv show, showbiz, workplace, buddies, artists and showbiz, workplace intrigue, media satire, workplace situations, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Comedians (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: A veteran comedian is reluctantly paired with a younger, edgier comedian for a late-night comedy sketch show.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, sitcom
Plot: comedian, artists and showbiz, rivalry, media, ego clash, workplace, tv show, showbiz, workplace situations, actor playing himself
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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LateLine (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: LateLine is an American TV sitcom that ran on NBC from March 17, 1998, through March 16, 1999. Due to an abrupt cancellation, there were seven unaired episodes. Created by John Markus and Al Franken, LateLine depicted the behind-the-scenes ...
Style: sitcom, suspense, biting, cynical, semi serious ...
Plot: journalism, workplace romance, satire, friends, workplace situations, rise to the top, battle of the sexes, lifestyle, love and romance, celebrity culture, politics, media ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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, lifestyle, best friends, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, popularity, unsuccessful, celebrity culture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: The off-kilter, unscripted comic vision of Larry David, who plays himself in a parallel universe in which he can't seem to do anything right, and, by his standards, neither can anyone else.
Style: sitcom, humorous, witty, funny, light ...
Plot: mishap, antisocial behavior, lifestyle, social awkwardness, comedian, social misfits, nothing goes right, buddies, showbiz, actress, actor, career ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.2
 6K
The Soup (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: With this satirical series, the E! Entertainment Network returns to a format they helped create with the popular '90s show Talk Soup. Only this time instead of just poking fun at talk shows, they're setting their sights on all things in ...
Style: witty, humorous, cynical, not serious, biting ...
Plot: comedian, intern, artists and showbiz, tv show, showbiz, celebrity culture, media satire, dog, chihuahua, young man, manager, geek ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.5
 2K
Back to You (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Back to You is an American situation comedy series, which aired on Fox from September 19, 2007 to May 14, 2008. The creators and executive producers were Christopher Lloyd and Steven Levitan, and the director was James Burrows. The series starred ...
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous, feel good, light ...
Plot: workplace, media, journalism, workplace romance, workplace situations, tv show, friendship, power relations, artists and showbiz, battle of the sexes, lifestyle, boss and employee ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 7.3
 945
On the Air (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: On the Air is an American sitcom created by David Lynch and Mark Frost, and broadcast by ABC. In the United States only three episodes were aired, although seven were filmed. The program follows the antics of the staff of a fictional 1950s ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, avant garde, sitcom ...
Plot: tv show, media sensation, disorder, media satire, workplace situations, workplace, nothing goes right, media, artists and showbiz, actress, actor, television studio ...
Time: 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.7
 5K
Maron (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Marc Maron has been a comedian for 25 years. He’s had his problems. He was an angry, drunk, self involved, twice divorced compulsive mess for most of his adult life, but with the popularity of a podcast he does in his garage and a life of ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, talky, realistic
Plot: lifestyle, artists and showbiz, midlife crisis, self involved, unfulfillment, cat, media, radio, 40 year old, divorced man, self destructing, radio show ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Life's Too Short (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Life's Too Short is a British sitcom mockumentary created and written by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant from an idea by Warwick Davis, and is as described by Gervais, about "the life of a showbiz dwarf".
Style: sitcom, cynical, witty, humorous, not serious ...
Plot: dwarf, actor, physical appearance, agent, fame, everyday life, comedian, actor's life, ambition, lifestyle, showbiz, dark humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.2
 3K
That Girl (1966)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: That Girl is an American sitcom that ran on ABC from 1966 to 1971. It stars Marlo Thomas as the title character Ann Marie, an aspiring actress, who moves from her hometown of Brewster, New York to try to make it big in New York City. Ann has to take ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sitcom
Plot: lifestyle, workplace, love and romance, media, actor's life, tv show, workplace situations, artists and showbiz, performer's life, gender, couples, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Showbiz Show with David Spade (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Showbiz Show with David Spade was a weekly television program on Comedy Central that starred comedian David Spade. It is a comedic parody of celebrity news programs such as Entertainment Tonight and Access Hollywood. The show was developed from ...
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous, parody
Plot: showbiz, media satire, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, media, magazine, current affairs, pop culture, social satire, stand up comedian, celebrity, topical humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
I'm Alan Partridge (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
TV show
Story: I'm Alan Partridge is a BBC situation comedy starring Steve Coogan, of which two series of six episodes each were produced — the first in 1997 and the second in 2002. The series followed the titular Alan Partridge, a failed television ...
Style: sitcom, cynical, talky, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: radio, satire, disorder, unsuccessful, comeback, friends, hapless, wannabe, humiliation, fan, career, layoff ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 21st century, 90s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
State of Georgia (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: State of Georgia is an American television situation comedy. It stars Raven-Symoné, Majandra Delfino and Loretta Devine. The half-hour multi-cam comedy series stars Raven-Symoné as Georgia, an aspiring actress with a larger-than-life personality, ...
Style: sitcom, not serious, humorous, captivating, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, actor's life, ambition, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, aspiring actor, city life, female protagonist, geek, friends, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%