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Extras (2005)
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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 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, realistic, offbeat
Plot: aspiring actor, actor's life, actor, workplace, desire for fame, friendship, best friends, popularity, lifestyle, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, unsuccessful, celebrity, christmas, agent, success, friends, career, showbiz, media, backstage, ambition, fame, everyday life ...
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, not serious and sitcom films and TV series with plots about artists and showbiz, showbiz, workplace, disorder, actor's life, lifestyle and media mostly in Comedy, Drama and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Extras: Life's Too Short (2011), The Office (2001), Entourage (2004), Party Down (2009), Starlets (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, agent, fame, everyday life, comedian, actor's life, ambition, lifestyle, showbiz, dark humor, career ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
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The Office (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, sitcom, realistic, not serious, feel good ...
Plot: office, employer employee relationship, workplace, coworker, everyday life, boss, boss and employee, job, workplace problem, goofy hero, disorder, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe
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Entourage (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
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: hollywood, actor, buddies, fame, friendship, producer, wealth, celebrity, actor's life, lifestyle, rising to stardom, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, beverly hills, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Party Down (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, humorous, witty, not serious, cynical ...
Plot: actor, party, comedian, desire for fame, ambition, workplace, friendship, workplace situations, partners, disorder, team, coworker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, not serious, realistic, cynical, talky ...
Plot: radio, satire, disorder, unsuccessful, comeback, friends, hapless, wannabe, humiliation, fan, career, layoff ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 21st century, 90s
Place: europe, england
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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: semi serious, realistic, cynical, witty, humorous ...
Plot: satire, rise to the top, ambition, desire for fame, actor's life, rising to stardom, workplace, best friends, love and romance, lifestyle, workplace romance, workplace situations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Ricky Gervais Live 3: Fame (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Ricky Gervais third stand-up comedy routine.
Style: humorous, cynical, funny, talky, witty ...
Plot: lifestyle, actor's life, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, showbiz, society, satire, stand up comedian, live performance, celebrity, monologue, performer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: england, london, europe, california
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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 ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, biting, captivating ...
Plot: comeback, actress, tv show, ambition, lifestyle, backstage, workplace, celebrity culture, media satire, self involved, disorder, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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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 ⇓
33%
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Pastewka (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Pastewka is a German television sitcom that began airing on German TV channel Sat.1 in 2005. The series, currently in its sixth season, is set in Cologne, with German actor Bastian Pastewka starring as a fictionalized version of himself. It has been ...
Style: humorous, sitcom, witty, not serious, cynical ...
Plot: family relations, comedian, everyday life, actor, workplace situations, nothing goes right, actor's life, antisocial behavior, showbiz, workplace, private vs public, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
That Mitchell and Webb Look (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 720 min.
TV show
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: not serious, humorous, clever, parody, suspense ...
Plot: artists and showbiz, workplace, media, partners, friends, disorder, coworker, absurdism, comedian, satire, silly humor, gay slur ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, humorous, surreal, not serious, light ...
Plot: media, lifestyle, soccer, disorder, journalist, life, teenage life, everyday life, society, family relations, sportscaster, commentator ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
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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
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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 ...
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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 ⇓
30%
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Lead Balloon (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
TV show
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, cynical, not serious, talky ...
Plot: comedian, everyday life, nothing goes right, social awkwardness, struggle, career, alienation, artists and showbiz, frustration, antisocial behavior, self involved, backstage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, sexy ...
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 29 min.
TV show
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Style: humorous, sitcom, cynical, light, captivating ...
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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Genre: Comedy
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TV show
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TV show
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Place: usa
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27%
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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 ...
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Audience: teens
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27%
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Style: humorous, witty, funny, cynical, light ...
Plot: artists and showbiz, lifestyle, performer's life, stand up comedian, comedian, everyday life, performance, friends, frustration, dark humor, surrealism, absurd humor ...
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Back to You (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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Style: realistic, not serious, humorous, feel good, light ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Call My Agent! (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
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Genre: Comedy
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TV show
Story: Famous DJ Alan Partridge gives us an insight into what happens behind the microphone at North Norfolk digital radio.
Style: not serious, humorous, clever, talky, realistic ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: A behind-the-scenes look at a fictional sketch-comedy TV show.
Style: realistic, witty, talky, semi serious, humorous ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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