Movies and TV shows like The Comeback

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The Comeback
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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: humorous, not serious, cynical, realistic, biting
Plot: sitcom, actor's life, comeback, showbiz, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, media satire, tv show, ambition, media, disorder, workplace, makeup artist, director, actress, model, network, backstage, producer, worn out, self involved, roommate, musician, lifestyle, woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa

Most similar movies to The Comeback

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, not serious and witty films and TV series with plots about artists and showbiz, showbiz, media, workplace, media satire, tv show and sitcom mostly in Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like The Comeback: Starlets (2000), 30 Rock (2006), The Larry Sanders Show (1992), Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000), Fat Actress (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Starlets
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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: humorous, not serious, realistic, cynical, offbeat
Plot: parody, actor's life, hollywood, celebrity culture, showbiz, sitcom, tv show, artists and showbiz, media, workplace, media satire, workplace intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: california, usa
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30 Rock
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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: clever, not serious, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Plot: sitcom, showbiz, jazz, writer's life, verbal byplay, workplace, tv show, boss and employee, writing, employer employee relationship, office, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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The Larry Sanders Show
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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: not serious, clever, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: sitcom, nothing goes right, performer's life, parody, media satire, showbiz, tv show, workplace, workplace situations, artists and showbiz, media, celebrity culture ...
Time: 90s
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Curb Your Enthusiasm
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
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: humorous, talky, not serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: sitcom, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, suburbs, couple relations, showbiz, artists and showbiz, friends, misfit, couples, disorder, mishap ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
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System:   61%
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Fat Actress
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: not serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, witty
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sitcom, hollywood, actor's life, celebrity culture, media satire, physical appearance, showbiz, artists and showbiz, media, hypocrisy, comeback, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   61%
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Episodes
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 30 min.
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, funny ...
Plot: tv show, actor's life, showbiz, writer's life, englishman abroad, husband wife relationship, womanizer, couple relations, sitcom, producer, hollywood, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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System:   54%
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Life's Too Short
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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: not serious, talky, humorous, cynical, dark humor ...
Plot: physical appearance, sitcom, showbiz, misfit, disorder, artists and showbiz, actor's life, celebrity culture, dwarf, ambition, actor, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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Extras
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 30 min.
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: humorous, not serious, witty, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: sitcom, actor's life, best friends, celebrity culture, showbiz, media, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, friendship, media satire, tv show, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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System:   50%
    User:   52%
 
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I'm Alan Partridge
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
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: clever, talky, not serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: sitcom, goofy hero, radio, down on your luck, hotel, artists and showbiz, buddies, desire for fame, friendship, celebrity culture, showbiz, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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    User:   60%
 
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Back to You
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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: humorous, not serious, realistic, witty
Plot: battle of the sexes, journalism, suburbs, boss and employee, friendship, media satire, showbiz, tv show, suburban life, workplace situations, lifestyle, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa
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System:   48%
    User:   45%
 
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The Soup
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
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: humorous, not serious, realistic, witty, biting ...
Plot: comedian, celebrity culture, studio, magazine, media satire, showbiz, tv show, artists and showbiz, media, chihuahua, pop culture, dog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   46%
 
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Telenovela
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: actor's life, tv show, artists and showbiz, showbiz, workplace situations, workplace, actor, actress, media, disorder, latinx lead, tv star ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   50%
 
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Entourage
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: Film star Vince Chase navigates the vapid terrain of Los Angeles with a close circle of friends and his trusty agent.
Style: not serious, humorous, talky, witty, realistic ...
Plot: hollywood, buddies, friendship, celebrity culture, showbiz, artists and showbiz, actor's life, friends, wealth, celebrity, womanizer, desire for fame ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills
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Party Down
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Party Down is an American comedy television series that follows a Los Angeles, California, catering team for the titular company. The sextet of aspiring Hollywood actors and writers, as well as drifting lost souls, work small-time catering gigs ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, witty, cynical
Plot: sitcom, ambition, hopes, disorder, workplace, desire for fame, friendship, workplace situations, partners, artists and showbiz, friends, aspiring actor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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    User:   45%
 
For Your Consideration
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: clever, humorous, witty, not serious, satirical ...
Plot: hollywood, obsession, actor's life, dysfunctional family, drinking, jewish, terminal illness, media satire, parody, farce, filmmaking, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
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System:   39%
    User:   36%
 
Pauly Shore Is Dead
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, dark humor, not serious, witty, realistic ...
Plot: death, stupidity, nothing goes right, actor's life, showbiz, weed, filmmaking, store, parody, artists and showbiz, hollywood, dumb ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france, usa
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System:   39%
    User:   40%
 
Greg the Bunny
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: puppets, showbiz, tv show, workplace situations, puppet, artists and showbiz, workplace, imaginary, disorder, nothing goes right, actor's life, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   36%
    User:   35%
 
The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Twenty-three years after the release of the original Beatles mockumentary, 'The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash', famous artists, actors and musicians speak out on how The Rutles influenced them.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, witty, biting ...
Plot: on the road, music band, rock, musician's life, desire for fame, rise and fall, music, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, media satire, showbiz, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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System:   36%
    User:   42%
 
The Showbiz Show with David Spade
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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: humorous, not serious, realistic, topical humor
Plot: magazine, media satire, celebrity guests, showbiz, artists and showbiz, media, celebrity culture, tv news, tv show, entertainment, journalism, live audience ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   37%
 
Brother's Justice
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: not serious, humorous, realistic, cynical
Plot: hollywood, actor's life, showbiz, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, buddies, follow your dream, martial arts, hopes, partners, friends, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   32%
 
The Comedians
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: A veteran comedian is reluctantly paired with a younger, edgier comedian for a late-night comedy sketch show.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: ego clash, sitcom, showbiz, tv show, artists and showbiz, media, workplace situations, comedian, workplace, rivalry
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   35%
    User:   33%
 
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The Patsy
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, biting ...
Plot: goofy hero, hollywood, celebrity culture, media satire, tv show, nothing goes right, fish out of water, misfit, disorder, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, rising to stardom ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   29%
 
The CollegeHumor Show
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: sitcom, tv show, office, computers and web, workplace situations, workplace, artists and showbiz, showbiz, chaos and mayhem, media satire, thirtysomething life, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
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System:   32%
    User:   31%
 
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An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn
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: clever, humorous, not serious, satirical, realistic ...
Plot: hollywood, parody, nothing goes right, hidden identity, media satire, writers, filmmaking, showbiz, lame, artists and showbiz, sarcasm, violence ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
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System:   31%
    User:   30%
 
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That Girl
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: actor's life, performer's life, battle of the sexes, suburbs, boss and employee, workplace romance, showbiz, suburban life, tv show, workplace situations, artists and showbiz, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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System:   31%
    User:   30%
 
French and Saunders
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: French and Saunders is a British sketch comedy television series written by and starring comic duo Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. It is also the name by which the performers are known on the occasions when they appear elsewhere as a double act.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, witty, cynical ...
Plot: parody, celebrity culture, celebrity guests, media satire, showbiz, artists and showbiz, gender, media, disorder, cross dressing, promiscuity, actress playing multiple roles ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: england, europe
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System:   31%
    User:   36%
 
Michael & Michael Have Issues.
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
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, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: buddies, friendship, artists and showbiz, friends, actor's life, tv show, odd couple, producer, intern, backstage, self involved, actor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   31%
    User:   27%
 
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: With the 70s behind him, San Diego's top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy, returns to take New York's first 24-hour news channel by storm.
Style: humorous, surreal, not serious, funny, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, farce, journalism, stupidity, buddies, drugs/alcohol, rise to the top, blindness, shark, dumb, media satire, workplace situations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1979, year 1980
Place: california, usa, new york, san diego california, manhattan new york city
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System:   31%
    User:   26%
 
Not Another Not Another Movie
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: not serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Plot: showbiz, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, disorder, blind ambition, downfall, nothing goes right, media satire, ambition, media, unfulfillment, interview ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   34%
 
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Just Shoot Me!
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Just Shoot Me! is an American television sitcom that aired for seven seasons on NBC from March 4, 1997, to August 16, 2003, with 148 episodes produced. The show was created by Steven Levitan, the show's executive producer.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, stylized, witty ...
Plot: sitcom, fashion, workplace situations, office, family relations, workplace, journalism, parents and children, magazine, media, fashion magazine, model ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, 1990s ...
Place: usa
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System:   30%
    User:   28%
 
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