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Chump Change (2000)
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Chump Change (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A failed Hollywood actor returns to his home town in Wisconsin and reminisces about his life in L.A. to a potential new girlfriend about his faults, auditions, misadventures, and confrontations with the evils of Hollywood.
Style: humorous, realistic, cynical, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, ambition, rise and fall, rise to the top, nothing goes right, desire for fame, obsession, romance, love and romance, looking for love, actor's life, downfall, disorder, homecoming, showbiz, fashion, underdog, film within a film, silly humor, comedy of errors, movie studio, friends, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
Place: iceland, los angeles, california, wisconsin, milwaukee wisconsin

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and witty films with plots about artists and showbiz, love and romance, couples, filmmaking, showbiz, lifestyle and romance mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Chump Change: The Big Picture (1989), Hollywood Dreams (2006), The Deal (2008), Just Write (1997), America's Sweethearts (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Big Picture (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Hollywood beckons for recent film school grad Nick Chapman, who is out to capitalize on the momentum from his national award-winning student film. Studio executive Allen Habel seduces Nick with a dream deal to make his first feature, but once ...
Style: suspense, humorous, semi serious, realistic, light ...
Audience: student film
Plot: hollywood, friendship, rise to the top, desire for fame, satire, artists and showbiz, rivalry, ambition, rich and poor, celebrity culture, movie business, film within a film ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
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95%
Hollywood Dreams (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The tale of a young girl fresh off the bus from Iowa, who falls in love with a sexy and promising young actor, though their relationship threatens to complicate her own obsessive goal of becoming a famous actress. The film perfectly captures the ...
Style: semi serious, captivating, psychological, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: hollywood, artists and showbiz, romance, showbiz, fall in love, filmmaking, desire for fame, fish out of water, actor, audition, producer, tv show ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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The Deal (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Canada, USA, South Africa
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Charlie Berns (William H. Macy) is a veteran Hollywood movie producer who has given up on his career and life. That is until his idealistic screenwriter nephew (Jason Ritter) comes bearing the script of a lifetime and Charlie decides to give his ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous, satirical
Plot: kidnapping, filmmaking, hollywood, movie studio, disorder, artists and showbiz, actor's life, showbiz, desire for fame, nothing goes right, dishonesty, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, prague czech republic, south africa, cape town south africa, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 6.2
 1K
Just Write (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Hollywood tour bus driver poses as a screenwriter to romance an up-and-coming young actress.
Style: feel good, witty, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, opposites attract, showbiz, love and romance, dishonesty, mistaken identity, social differences, comedy of errors, tour guide, bus, actress, writers ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, beverly hills, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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America's Sweethearts (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In the midst of a nasty public breakup of married movie stars, a studio publicist scrambles to put a cap on the escalating situation as the couple's latest film has found it's only print kidnapped by the director.
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, satirical, light ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: couples, hollywood, paparazzi, romance, showbiz, love triangle, desire for fame, dishonesty, filmmaking, marriage crisis, lifestyle, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 4.5
 174
Butch Jamie (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The film follows the story of Jamie, a struggling butch lesbian actress who gets cast as a man in a film. The main plot is a romantic comedy between Jamie's male alter-ego, "Male Jamie," and Jill, a heterosexual woman on set. The ...
Style: humorous, captivating, feel good, light, offbeat ...
Plot: gender bending, hollywood, romance, showbiz, actor's life, switching roles, couples, gender, lesbian relationship, unemployment, coming out, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 4.7
 148
Amelia's 25th (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Aspiring actress Amelia begins her 25th birthday by breaking up with her boyfriend, and things only go downhill from there. After visiting a dubious psychic for advice, Amelia sets off on a bizarre adventure to find money for rent and possibly love.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, feel good
Plot: hollywood, actor's life, artists and showbiz, ambition, hopes, romance, introspection, twentysomething life, follow your dream, coming of age
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 3.0
 158
Unemployed (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jamal and Dex are two hapless out of work actors who come to terms with reality when they realize they've been pursuing their dreams for over ten years and still haven't booked a single speaking role. When the two run out of cash and face ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, realistic ...
Plot: nothing goes right, follow your dream, ambition, against the odds, fish out of water, looking for love, unemployment, buddies, unlikely couple, love and romance, actor's life, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 6.4
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Bowfinger (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: On the verge of bankruptcy and desperate for his big break, aspiring filmmaker Bobby Bowfinger concocts a crazy plan to make his ultimate dream movie. Rallying a ragtag team that includes a starry-eyed ingenue, a has-been diva and a film studio ...
Style: parody, humorous, feel good, witty, not serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: filmmaking, hollywood, audition, desire for fame, movie business, satire, nothing goes right, ambition, lifestyle, showbiz, comedy of errors, film within a film ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.5
 6K
Delirious (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
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: humorous, witty, cynical, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: paparazzi, desire for fame, ambition, rise to the top, obsession, artists and showbiz, opposites attract, love and romance, lifestyle, celebrity culture, vengeance, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.1
 731
Stuntmen (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When the industry's two biggest stuntmen are nominated for Stuntman of the Year, an over-ambitious documentarian reignites a dormant rivalry between the two men that results in an all out press war.
Style: rough, realistic, humorous, semi serious, exciting
Plot: stuntman, contests and competitions, actor's life, rivalry, filmmaking, hollywood, artists and showbiz, rise to the top, ambition, downfall, celebrity culture, showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Muffin Top: A Love Story (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: "Muffin Top: A Love Story" is the story of Suzanne (Cathryn Michon) a Women's Studies Pop Culture professor at Malibu University, who studies images of women in the media for a living, and yet is made insecure by the constant parade ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: singleness, looking for love, physical appearance, couples, romance, love and romance, friends, sexual content, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Not Another Not Another Movie (2011)
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: humorous, not serious, realistic, witty, ironic ...
Plot: filmmaking, satire, showbiz, media satire, artists and showbiz, media, disorder, blind ambition, unfulfillment, downfall, ambition, silly humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Smiling Fish & Goat on Fire (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two brothers share a house in LA's Fairfax district: Tony's a feckless actor, Chris is an accountant. Both are in relationships on rocky ground. As these emotions swirl, Tony meets his US Postal Service letter carrier, a single mom named ...
Style: feel good, realistic, semi serious, offbeat, humorous ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: accountant, friendship, romance, couples, fall in love, lifestyle, actor's life, love and romance, musician's life, artists and showbiz, hollywood, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Hollywood, je t'aime (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Recently broken up and barely enduring a dreary winter, gay Parisian Jérôme Beaunez impulsively books a solo Christmas vacation to Los Angeles. While there he meets some colorful locals and pursues a dormant desire to become a movie star - but ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: hollywood, prostitute, transsexual, gender, romance, lifestyle, transvestism, love and romance, artists and showbiz, actor's life, gender bending, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, france, california, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.0
 1K
Pipe Dream (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A lonely plumber poses as a movie director to meet women, and the writer whose script he's stolen builds on his ruse to get her movie made.
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, realistic, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: couples, hidden identity, couple relations, filmmaking, dishonesty, lifestyle, romance, fall in love, artists and showbiz, disorder, actor's life, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
30 Days Until I'm Famous (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Latina working in Los Angeles as a messenger is randomly discovered and fashioned into a pop music star.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: starting over, musician's life, rising to stardom, fall in love, ambition, romance, couples, showbiz, teaching the ways of the world, wooing, celebrity culture, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
These Old Broads (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: "These Old Broads" is a 2001 television film written by Carrie Fisher and starring her mother Debbie Reynolds, as well as Shirley MacLaine, Joan Collins, and Elizabeth Taylor in her final starring film role. Network television executive ...
Style: feel good, witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: reunion, showbiz, ambition, lifestyle, actor's life, against the odds, filmmaking, love affair, aging, rise and fall, hollywood, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Bottoms Up (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Captivated by the posh Hollywood scene, bartender Owen Peadman (Jason Mewes) travels from the Midwest to take part in a drink-serving contest. But he fails to win the jackpot and winds up working for a gossip show instead. Now, to uncover the latest ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, parody, sex comedy ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, couples, love and romance, disorder, looking for sex, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, gays and lesbians, gender, fall in love, corruption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Stonerville (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When Troy "Slam" Slamsky loses his girl, love makes a wake-up call and he finds success in the world of online advertising with some hysterical twists on an old theme. Finding a new love who understands his vision sets Slam free to do what ...
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, parody
Audience: teens
Plot: couples, friends, friendship, lifestyle, buddies, romance, ambition, couple relations, youth, love and romance, sexual content, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Hollywood Ending (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Woody Allen stars as Val Waxman, a two-time Oscar winner turned washed-up, neurotic director in desperate need of a comeback. When it comes, Waxman finds himself backed into a corner: Work for his ex-wife Ellie or forfeit his last shot. Is Val ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, witty, realistic ...
Plot: movie business, one more chance, showbiz, couple relations, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, disorder, blind character, blindness and impaired vision, audition, film within a film ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
My Life's in Turnaround (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Two Manhattan slackers want to make a movie about their lives. One drives a cab, the other tends bar; neither has a clue how to make a movie. Things look up when real-life actors Phoebe Cates and Martha Plimpton agree to star in the project.
Style: witty, feel good, humorous, offbeat, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, satire, taxi, filmmaking, bar, ambition, actor's life, desire for fame, lifestyle, love and romance, best friends, underdog ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood is a 1976 film directed by Michael Winner.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty, parody ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, dog, artists and showbiz, contests and competitions, rescue, actor's life, rise to the top, desire for fame, heroes, ambition, family ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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20 Dates (1998)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Myles is divorced in L.A. He wants a love life and a film career. So he decides to go on 20 dates and find true love in front of a camera, making his first feature. His patient agent, Richard, finds a $60,000 investor, the shadowy Elie. Myles starts ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, satirical, light, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, hidden camera, filmmaking, looking for love, fall in love, showbiz, lifestyle, nothing goes right, dating, women, relationships, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The One and Only (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 1951: Andy Schmidt is in his last year of college. Taking life easy and always a saucy joke on his lips, he manages to win fellow student Mary's heart, although she's already otherwise engaged. But getting a job after college turns out ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, offbeat, semi serious ...
Plot: actor's life, showbiz, college, couples, ego clash, crumbling marriage, love and romance, unfulfillment, battle of the sexes, ambition, artists and showbiz, desire for fame ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1951, 1950s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.3
 3K
Undiscovered (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A group of aspiring entertainers try to establish careers for themselves in the city of Los Angeles.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, captivating
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: rising to stardom, desire for fame, musician's life, music, music band, showbiz, friendship, rise and fall, lifestyle, actor's life, ambition, relationship vs career ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, new york, california, usa, jamaica
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.3
 270
Novel Romance (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Book editor Max Normane can perfect anyone’s story apart from her own. Highly successful but highly single, she comes up with a novel plan: a publication in exchange for a sperm donation. But will she get her happy ending?
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love, single parent, mother, couples, looking for love, romance, family relations, lifestyle, love and romance, couple relations, workplace situations, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, venice california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Festival in Cannes (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cannes, 1999. Alice, an actress, wants to direct an indie picture. Kaz, a talkative (and maybe bogus) deal maker, promises $3 million if she'll use Millie, an aging French star. But, Rick, a big producer, needs Millie for a small part in a fall ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, talky, realistic ...
Plot: actor's life, betrayal, friendship, filmmaking, rise to the top, lifestyle, love and romance, ambition, crumbling marriage, desire for fame, couples, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: cannes, riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.1
 6K
Lost & Found (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A comedy about finding your true love at any price. Dylan Ramsey resorts to snatching his beautiful neighbor's dog so he can spend time with her while they go on a phantom dog hunt. Succeeding in his plan, Dylan goes to return the pooch, only ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: restaurant, neighbor, romance, dog, opposites attract, buddies, love and romance, looking for love, friendship, unfulfilled love, nothing goes right, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
With This Ring (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After attending their friend Elise's (Sudano) wedding to Nate (Bishop) on New Year's Eve, Trista (Hall), a career-­driven talent agent, Viviane (Scott), a successful gossip columnist, and Amaya (Cooper), a struggling actress, make a pact ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: wedding, looking for love, friendship, romance, love affair, unfulfillment, showbiz, job, movie business, friends, strong female presence, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%