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Extras (2005)
 8.3
 46K
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 A-list on-set only serves to reinforce his belief that the big time is just a job or two away.
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, realistic, cynical, clever, offbeat
Plot: sitcom, actor's life, best friends, celebrity culture, showbiz, media, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, friendship, media satire, tv show, workplace, nothing goes right, ambition, movie star, celebrity, aspiring actor, unfulfillment, disorder, friends, actor, unsuccessful, small time, politically correct, backstage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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The Office
Comedy, Drama
UK
30 min.
 8.5
I'm Alan Partridge
Comedy
UK
29 min.
 8.5
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, witty and cynical films and TV series with plots about artists and showbiz, showbiz, lifestyle, workplace, disorder, celebrity culture and sitcom mostly in Comedy, Drama and Documentary genres. Some movies like Extras: Life's Too Short (2011), Entourage (2004), The Office (2001), I'm Alan Partridge (1997), Lisa Picard Is Famous (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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 ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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Entourage
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 28 min.
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Plot: hollywood, buddies, friendship, celebrity culture, showbiz, artists and showbiz, actor's life, friends, wealth, celebrity, womanizer, desire for fame ...
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The Office
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Office is a British sitcom television series that was first broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC Two on 9 July 2001. Created, written, and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, the programme is about the day-to-day lives of office ...
Style: not serious, humorous, talky, witty, realistic ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe
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    User:   100%
 
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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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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: talky, clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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Showboy
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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 ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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System:   39%
    User:   44%
 
 8.0
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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
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System:   37%
    User:   40%
 
 8.0
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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 ...
Style: not serious, humorous, cynical, realistic, biting
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   33%
 
I Really Hate My Job
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: 'Every day is another day closer to the day I'll never have to do this again.' Five women, one restaurant, one night, one birthday, one breakdown. Then the phone rings. A famous actor is coming for dinner. I Really Hate My Job is the ...
Style: semi serious, talky, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Audience: date night
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Place: england, europe, london, usa
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System:   35%
    User:   35%
 
The Larry Sanders Show
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: not serious, clever, realistic, humorous, witty ...
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Time: 90s
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    User:   35%
 
The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch
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Country: UK
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Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, witty, biting ...
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Style: clever, semi serious, talky, witty, realistic ...
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Delirious
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Story: Les, a small-time celebrity photographer desperate to make it big, befriends Toby, a homeless young man with no direction except a vague desire to become an actor. When by chance Toby becomes romantically involved with K'Harma Leeds, the ...
Style: semi serious, clever, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: desire for fame, opposites attract, celebrity culture, hollywood, showbiz, filmmaking, ambition, couples, artists and showbiz, rise to the top, vengeance, obsession ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, usa, new york
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System:   31%
    User:   29%
 
 8.3
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Green Wing
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 65 min.
Story: Green Wing is a British sitcom set in the fictional East Hampton Hospital. It was created by the same team behind the sketch show Smack the Pony, led by Victoria Pile, and stars Tamsin Greig, Stephen Mangan and Julian Rhind-Tutt. Although set in a ...
Style: surreal, humorous, not serious, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: sitcom, hospital, battle of the sexes, comedy of errors, love triangle, workplace romance, workplace situations, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, workplace, prank ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe
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System:   30%
    User:   34%
 
 5.4
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Cannes Man
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Film producer Sy Lerner makes a bet with a fellow film executive that he can turn any nobody into a star at the Cannes Film Festival. A New York cab driver who is visiting the festival is chosen as the test subject to settle the bet and Sy uses his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever, offbeat ...
Plot: actor's life, farce, desire for fame, celebrity culture, filmmaking, showbiz, artists and showbiz, parody, rise to the top, cons and scams, media satire, ambition ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, usa, new york, cannes ...
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System:   30%
    User:   28%
 
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Ricky Gervais Live 3: Fame
Genre: Documentary, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Ricky Gervais third stand-up comedy routine.
Style: clever, talky, humorous, witty, not serious ...
Plot: artists and showbiz, politics, storytelling, islam, actor's life, corruption, vengeance, drinking, performer's life, god, male nudity, adaptation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
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System:   30%
    User:   30%
 
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George Lopez
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: George Lopez is an American sitcom starring comedian George Lopez. The show originally aired on ABC from March 27, 2002, to May 8, 2007.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, witty
Plot: sitcom, parents and children, family life, factory, suburban life, working class, suburbs, workplace situations, workplace, mexican american, family relations, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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System:   28%
    User:   33%
 
 5.2
 530
Garbage
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two best friends, garbage truck drivers in Hollywood become celebrities overnight after they find Cuba Gooding Jr.’s Best Supporting Actor Oscar for JERRY MAGUIRE in the trash and suddenly their lives go topsy-turvy.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
Audience: teens
Plot: buddies, hollywood, desire for fame, celebrity culture, fish out of water, showbiz, life turned upside down, artists and showbiz, misfit, friends, disorder, odd couple ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   27%
    User:   31%
 
 7.7
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Birdman or
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A fading actor best known for his portrayal of a popular superhero attempts to mount a comeback by appearing in a Broadway play. As opening night approaches, his attempts to become more altruistic, rebuild his career, and reconnect with friends and ...
Style: surreal, clever, dark humor, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: superhero, theater, broadway, midlife crisis, alter ego, depression, existentialism, mental illness, surrealism, showbiz, actor's life, actor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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System:   27%
    User:   30%
 
 5.7
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Stardom
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young girl is plucked from small-town obscurity and thrust into the spotlight of the glamorous world of super-models.
Style: humorous, clever, semi serious, realistic, biting ...
Plot: fashion, small town, obsession, actor's life, musician's life, desire for fame, rise and fall, reality tv, rags to riches, rise to the top, rising to stardom, destructive relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, europe, france, argentina, new jersey ...
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System:   27%
    User:   30%
 
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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:   26%
    User:   0%
 
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:   25%
    User:   29%
 
 8.6
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Peep Show
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Peep Show is an award-winning British sitcom starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb. The television programme is written by Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain, with additional material by Mitchell and Webb amongst others. It has been broadcast on Channel ...
Style: not serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic, witty
Plot: sitcom, odd couple, roommate, singleness, twentysomething life, thirtysomething life, partners, misfit, dull life, buddies, workplace situations, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
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System:   25%
    User:   26%
 
 6.6
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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:   25%
    User:   20%
 
Loitering with Intent
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Fledgling screenwriters retreat to a quiet country manor to work on their script, but a constellation of needy characters produces constant interruptions.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, sentimental
Plot: friends, actor's life, buddies, farm, disorder, artists and showbiz, deadline, gardener, writer's life, siblings relations, fall in love, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new york state
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System:   25%
    User:   21%
 

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Action
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Action is an American comedy series about a Hollywood producer named Peter Dragon, who is trying to recover from his last box-office failure. It aired on Fox during the 1999-2000 season. The series was critically praised for its irreverent, and ...
Style: not serious, clever, realistic, dark humor, humorous ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: beverly hills, usa
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 8.3
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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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System:   25%
    User:   25%
 
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