Movies and TV shows like Extras

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Extras (2005)
 8.3
 48K
Extras (2005)
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: witty, humorous, cynical, not serious, light, clever, offbeat, realistic
Plot: sitcom, actor's life, actor, workplace, desire for fame, aspiring actor, best friends, friendship, artists and showbiz, popularity, lifestyle, unsuccessful, nothing goes right, celebrity culture, celebrity, comedy team, christmas, agent, success, friends, struggle, career, star, ambition, media ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, witty and not serious films and TV series with plots about artists and showbiz, sitcom, workplace, disorder, showbiz, media and lifestyle 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), Starlets (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Life's Too Short (2011)
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: witty, humorous, not serious, cynical, talky ...
Plot: dwarf, sitcom, actor, agent, physical appearance, celebrity culture, divorce, frustration, workplace, unsuccessful, small time, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
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 8.5
 151K
Entourage (2004)
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: talky, cynical, realistic, witty, not serious ...
Plot: hollywood, fame, actor, friendship, celebrity, wealth, womanizer, buddies, producer, stupidity, partners, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 8.5
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The Office (2001)
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: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, offbeat ...
Plot: office, job, sitcom, boss, employer employee relationship, workplace, power relations, workplace problem, everyday life, coworker, goofy hero, frustration ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
I'm Alan Partridge (1997)
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, witty, not serious, humorous, talky ...
Plot: sitcom, radio, unsuccessful, friends, self involved, down on your luck, desire for fame, nothing goes right, celebrity culture, goofy hero, comeback, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 8.1
 640
Starlets (2000)
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: cynical, offbeat, realistic, not serious, humorous
Plot: parody, actress, actor, tv show, producer, starlet, actor's life, rivalry, sitcom, director, media, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 2000s
Place: usa, california
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36%
 8.2
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30 Rock (2006)
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: not serious, witty, humorous, topical humor, cynical ...
Plot: sitcom, friendship, parody, writing, actor, tv show, showbiz, employer employee relationship, female protagonist, nothing goes right, workplace situations, boss and employee ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Episodes (2011)
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: realistic, witty, cynical, humorous, funny ...
Plot: showbiz, hollywood, actor's life, tv show, womanizer, writer's life, couple relations, producer, sitcom, career, culture clash, media satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Pete versus Life (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Pete versus Life is a Channel 4 sitcom created by George Jeffrie and Bert Tyler-Moore. It stars Rafe Spall and the first episode was aired on 6 August 2010. It was recommissioned for a second series after averaging 1.6 million viewers and a young ...
Style: not serious, stylized, humorous, witty, cynical ...
Plot: sitcom, politically correct, failed attempt, sexual relations, singleness, twentysomething life, self involved, media, lifestyle, couples, soccer, young people ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: offbeat, sexual, clever, humorous, witty ...
Plot: best friends, workplace, filmmaking, workplace romance, media, showbiz, love and romance, celebrity culture, rising to stardom, workplace situations, media satire, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Larry Sanders Show (1992)
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: humorous, not serious, witty, clever, biting ...
Plot: tv show, producer, showbiz, workplace, parody, sitcom, performer's life, homosexual, media, self involved, uptight character, network ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.6
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Back to You (2007)
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: not serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, light ...
Plot: tv show, media, journalism, workplace situations, workplace romance, workplace, friendship, power relations, battle of the sexes, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, boss and employee ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Comeback (2005)
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: humorous, not serious, realistic, biting, cynical
Plot: comeback, sitcom, makeup artist, director, actress, disorder, worn out, roommate, model, ambition, musician, backstage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Louie (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Louis C.K. stars as a fictionalized version of himself; a comedian and newly divorced father raising his two daughters in New York City.
Style: dark humor, humorous, talky, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: single parent, midlife crisis, performer's life, city life, family relations, comedian, loneliness, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, disorder, mishap, everyday life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
State of Georgia (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
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: humorous, not serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, friendship, urban, artists and showbiz, family, twentysomething life, desire for fame, city life, ambition, friends, lifestyle, actor's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, georgia
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Action (1999)
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: biting, realistic, humorous, witty, clever ...
Plot: anti heroes, nothing goes right, workplace situations, artists and showbiz, workplace, filmmaking, heroes, disorder, agent, lifestyle, sleazy, hollywood ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: beverly hills, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.2
 379
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: sexual, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: actor's life, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, showbiz, media satire, media, audition, hollywood, aspiring actor, actress, actor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.3
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Party Down (2009)
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, witty, humorous, cynical, realistic
Plot: sitcom, actor, party, comedian, marijuana, staff, workplace, ambition, musician, team, wannabe, humiliation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.2
 802
Fat Actress (2005)
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, witty, offbeat, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sitcom, hollywood, media, media satire, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, physical appearance, actor's life, lifestyle, showbiz, hypocrisy, comeback ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Lead Balloon (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Story: Lead Balloon is a British television series produced by Open Mike Productions for BBC Four. The series was created and is co-written by comedian Jack Dee and Pete Sinclair. It stars Dee as Rick Spleen, a cynical and misanthropic comedian whose life ...
Style: realistic, talky, cynical, humorous, not serious
Plot: comedian, sitcom, backstage, everyday life, career, alienation, slacker, agent, marriage, struggle, social awkwardness, maid ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
 9K
George Lopez (2002)
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: humorous, not serious, witty, realistic
Plot: sitcom, factory worker, factory, mexican american, relationship vs career, parents and children, disorder, best friends, working class, workplace situations, teenage boy, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.5
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Black Books (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Black Books centres around the foul tempered and wildly eccentric bookshop owner Bernard Black. Bernard’s devotion to the twin pleasures of drunkenness and wilful antagonism deepens and enriches both his life and that of Manny, his assistant. ...
Style: surreal, humorous, witty, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: sitcom, uptight character, workplace problem, salesman, friendship, workplace situations, odd couple, store, workplace, best friends, friends, irish ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.3
 559
After Lately (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
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: biting, realistic, semi serious, not serious, humorous ...
Plot: parody, sitcom, backstage, workplace, media, showbiz, producer, network, media satire, celebrity culture, late night, tv show ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: talky, humorous, semi serious, clever, witty ...
Plot: tv show, confrontation with superior, writer's life, workplace situations, disgraced, workplace intrigue, doubts and hesitations, determination, star, ex couple relations, verbal byplay, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Less Than Perfect (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Claude Casey moved up in the secretarial world of television news, from temp to the anchor's desk. After her boss hires her full time, Claude realizes she may be in over her head in this world of assistants fighting to get ahead. But Claude is ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty, clever ...
Plot: sitcom, journalism, friendship, workplace situations, power relations, best friends, workplace, media, tv show, love and romance, workplace intrigue, colleague ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Greg the Bunny (2002)
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: puppet, showbiz, network, actor's life, puppets, friends, tv show, workplace, buddies, disorder, imaginary, media satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Ricky Gervais Live 3: Fame (2007)
Genre: Documentary, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Ricky Gervais third stand-up comedy routine.
Style: humorous, clever, talky, witty, cynical ...
Plot: society, lifestyle, actor's life, showbiz, desire for fame, performer's life, artists and showbiz, writer's life, media, social satire, pop culture, monologue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000)
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: realistic, talky, cynical, offbeat, clever ...
Plot: sitcom, mishap, media satire, artists and showbiz, divorced divorcee, politically correct, social misfits, nothing goes right, celebrity culture, comedian, millionaire, neighbor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
That Mitchell and Webb Look (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 720 min.
Story: That Mitchell and Webb Look is a British television sketch show starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb. Shown on BBC Two since 2006, its first two series were directed by David Kerr, who also directed Mitchell and Webb's previous television ...
Style: biting, cynical, offbeat, witty, humorous ...
Plot: disorder, partners, odd, coworker, artists and showbiz, reward, media, advertising, workplace, friends, social satire, british tv ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.9
 3K
Telenovela (2015)
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: actor, showbiz, actor's life, artists and showbiz, workplace situations, tv show, disorder, media, workplace, latinx lead, latina, actress ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.1
 90
LateLine (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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: offbeat, cynical, biting, realistic, witty ...
Plot: sitcom, journalism, workplace romance, rise to the top, showbiz, battle of the sexes, lifestyle, campaign, friends, workplace, media, media satire ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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