Movies and TV shows like Extras

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Extras (2005)
 8.3
 51K
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: sitcom, witty, humorous, cynical, not serious, light, clever, offbeat, realistic
Plot: aspiring actor, actor's life, actor, workplace, desire for fame, 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, backstage ...
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, sitcom and not serious films and TV series with plots about artists and showbiz, showbiz, disorder, workplace, media, lifestyle and actor's life mostly in Comedy, Drama and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Extras: Life's Too Short (2011), Entourage (2004), The Office (2001), Starlets (2000), I'm Alan Partridge (1997). 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: sitcom, cynical, humorous, witty, dark humor ...
Plot: dwarf, actor, physical appearance, agent, ambition, actor's life, lifestyle, fame, everyday life, comedian, career, financial problem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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100%
 8.4
 155K
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: humorous, witty, not serious, realistic, talky ...
Plot: actor, buddies, friendship, fame, producer, wealth, celebrity, womanizer, actor's life, lifestyle, success, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: sitcom, humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: office, boss, employer employee relationship, workplace, job, coworker, workplace problem, everyday life, disorder, goofy hero, boss and employee, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 661
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, humorous, not serious, sitcom, offbeat ...
Plot: parody, satire, actress, actor, tv show, showbiz, lifestyle, actor's life, rivalry, star, backstage, starlet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: sitcom, talky, witty, cynical, clever ...
Plot: radio, satire, desire for fame, hapless, down on your luck, friends, celebrity culture, humiliation, friendship, goofy hero, odd, self involved ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
That Mitchell and Webb Look (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
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: humorous, not serious, clever, based on sketch comedy, biting ...
Plot: workplace, media, artists and showbiz, coworker, friends, partners, disorder, absurdism, comedy team, parody, comedian, satire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: sitcom, humorous, not serious, captivating, biting ...
Plot: comeback, actress, lifestyle, ambition, media satire, workplace, tv show, backstage, celebrity culture, disorder, worn out, self involved ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: sitcom, humorous, not serious, captivating, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, actor's life, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, ambition, aspiring actor, city life, geek, female protagonist, best friends, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.8
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Episodes (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
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, humorous, cynical, sitcom ...
Plot: hollywood, showbiz, actor's life, tv show, womanizer, producer, couple relations, writer's life, career, promiscuity, sexual attraction, success ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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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: sitcom, witty, humorous, not serious, cynical ...
Plot: actor, comedian, party, desire for fame, ambition, workplace, friendship, workplace situations, partners, disorder, coworker, team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.2
 108K
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: sitcom, witty, humorous, not serious, topical humor ...
Plot: friendship, parody, writing, tv show, actor, showbiz, female protagonist, employer employee relationship, nothing goes right, workplace situations, boss and employee, verbal byplay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: sitcom, humorous, not serious, cynical, talky ...
Plot: comedian, everyday life, nothing goes right, career, alienation, social awkwardness, artists and showbiz, struggle, self involved, backstage, antisocial behavior, frustration ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, realistic, semi serious, biting ...
Plot: satire, rising to stardom, gender, workplace, filmmaking, ambition, media, best friends, rise to the top, workplace situations, desire for fame, media satire ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: sitcom, clever, humorous, cynical, witty ...
Plot: satire, workplace, producer, parody, showbiz, tv show, assistant, star, media, lifestyle, network, self involved ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: sitcom, realistic, surreal, offbeat, not serious ...
Plot: twentysomething life, media, soccer, lifestyle, young people, anchor, disorder, sexual relations, self involved, couples, politically correct, failed attempt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Greg the Bunny (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 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: humorous, not serious, offbeat, sitcom
Audience: teens
Plot: puppet, actor's life, nothing goes right, tv show, showbiz, workplace, imaginary, artists and showbiz, disorder, network, buddies, workplace intrigue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 2K
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, workplace situations, friendship, workplace romance, journalism, media, workplace, artists and showbiz, battle of the sexes, lifestyle, power relations, boss and employee ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Ricky Gervais Live 3: Fame (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Ricky Gervais third stand-up comedy routine.
Style: humorous, talky, witty, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: artists and showbiz, performer's life, writer's life, desire for fame, showbiz, actor's life, society, lifestyle, media, satire, stand up comedian, comedian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 73K
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, sincere, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: single parent, comedian, performer's life, midlife crisis, city life, family relations, loneliness, artists and showbiz, mishap, everyday life, lifestyle, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: realistic, witty, humorous, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: tv show, comedian, friendship, workplace problem, workplace situations, artists and showbiz, showbiz, boss, director, writer's life, renewed love, uptight character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Hello Ladies (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 29 min.
Story: Stuart Pritchard is an awkward, overly-confident Englishman trying to date in Los Angeles – where he repeatedly attempts to infiltrate the world of beautiful people.
Style: humorous, cynical, sitcom, light, captivating ...
Plot: dating, looking for love, social awkwardness, nothing goes right, everyday life, loser, buddies, party, disorder, frustration, fish out of water, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.5
 1K
Doll & Em (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Doll & Em is a British comedy series starring real-life friends Emily Mortimer (Em) and Dolly Wells (Doll), filmed in the style of a reality TV show. After a breakup, Doll heads to Hollywood to be with her childhood best friend Em, who's ...
Style: humorous, sitcom, visually appealing, feel good, light ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hollywood, friendship, artists and showbiz, showbiz, ambition, best friends, actor's life, british humour, relationship vs career, friends, strong female presence, female friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.1
 838
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: sitcom, not serious, offbeat, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: satire, actor's life, lifestyle, showbiz, physical appearance, hollywood, comeback, strong female presence, artists and showbiz, hypocrisy, celebrity culture, media satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 8.1
 883
Absolute Power (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
Story: Stephen Fry and John Bird star as spin doctors Charles Prentiss and Martin McCabe as they bring the popular and satirical Radio 4 comedy Absolute Power to BBC Two. Stephen as Prentiss and John as McCabe are an unscrupulous pair who run the blue chip ...
Style: sitcom, witty, cynical, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: media, workplace, satire, celebrity, power of media, manipulations, media satire, workplace situations, celebrity culture, campaign, showbiz, cover up ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.1
 388
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, sexual, realistic
Plot: filmmaking, actor's life, showbiz, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, media, media satire, hollywood, aspiring actor, actor, actress, actor playing himself ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.5
 52K
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: sitcom, surreal, humorous, witty, offbeat ...
Plot: workplace situations, uptight character, workplace problem, best friends, store, friendship, odd couple, salesman, workplace, coworker, friends, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.7
 10K
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: sitcom, humorous, not serious, realistic, witty
Plot: factory worker, factory, mexican american, disorder, parents and children, relationship vs career, workplace situations, best friends, working class, teenage boy, husband wife relationship, best friend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: sitcom, witty, humorous, funny, light ...
Plot: mishap, lifestyle, comedy of errors, comedian, social awkwardness, showbiz, success, everyday life, buddies, actor, actress, antisocial behavior ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
 7.6
 369
Dead Ringers (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Dead Ringers is a United Kingdom radio and television comedy impressions show broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and later BBC Two. The programme was devised by producer Bill Dare and developed with Jon Holmes, Andy Hurst and Simon Blackwell. It starred Jon ...
Style: humorous, witty, cynical, talky, not serious ...
Plot: media satire, satire, society, politics, state affairs, artists and showbiz, comedy team, joke, british humour, celebrity culture, disorder, media ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.3
 565
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, sitcom ...
Plot: anchor, disorder, artists and showbiz, producer, media, showbiz, backstage, network, late night, tv show, media satire, workplace situations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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