Movies like Showgirls 2: Penny's from Heaven

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Showgirls 2: Penny's from Heaven (2011)
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Showgirls 2: Penny's from Heaven (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Las Vegas stripper, Penny Slot (Rena Riffel), sets out on an adventure to become the star dancer on a dance television show. With stars in her eyes, she tries to find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow but instead finds danger in a town more wicked than Sin City. Romance then leads her down a path towards her dream of stardom, fame, and fortune. But danger lurks at every twist and turn while Penny Slot becomes lured by a dangerous love triangle full of temptation and seduction. Penny's longtime fiancé/boyfriend, James "Jimmy" Smith (Glenn Plummer) warns her that she needs formal technique training if she wants to be taken seriously as a real dancer, so Penny heeds his advice and sets out to take ballet classes and practices her pique turns. But, she must pay the price. And there is a price to pay for success, sacrifices to be made at every imaginable level, and it all comes down to... How bad do you want it?
Style: realistic, semi serious, sexploitation film
Plot: betrayal, interracial relations, ambition, artists and showbiz, nightlife, desire for fame, female director, parody, nazi, female nudity, sex scene, seduction, lesbian sex, maid, lesbian relationship, female protagonist, dancer, swimming pool, garbage, breasts, interracial romance, jail, satanic cult, audition, bare breasts ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, las vegas

Most similar movies to Showgirls 2: Penny's from Heaven

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and captivating films with plots about artists and showbiz, ambition, lifestyle, showbiz, couples, love and romance and actor's life mostly in Comedy, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Showgirls 2: Penny's from Heaven: The Waiters (2006), She Wants Me (2012), Showboy (2002), Manson Family Vacation (2015), Queen of the Lot (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Waiters (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Taylor Starks and his co-workers, all aspiring actors, toil in a Los Angeles restaurant while "waiting" for their big break.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: restaurant, ambition, follow your dream, dream, actor, disgruntled worker, artists and showbiz, struggling artist
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
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95%
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She Wants Me (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A neurotic writer working on his new film gets into a tricky situation when an A-list actress shows interest in the role intended for his girlfriend.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, light, sincere
Plot: showbiz, hollywood, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, ambition, unlikely couple, couples, once in a lifetime opportunity, fame, college, love, american dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, new york
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66%
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Showboy (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Christian Taylor, a writer on hit TV series Six Feet Under, is being profiled by a British documentary crew when he's sacked, though he doesn't know they've overheard the firing. They follow him to Las Vegas, where he is ostensibly ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, cynical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: tv show, showbiz, actor's life, ambition, rise to the top, follow your dream, workplace situations, nightlife, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, workplace, unlikely couple ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Manson Family Vacation (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The story of two brothers: one who’s devoted to his family, the other who’s obsessed with the Manson Family.
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: obsession, self discovery, family relations, character study, misfit, siblings relations, brother, crime scene, cult, brother brother relationship, road trip, brothers
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Queen of the Lot (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An electronic ankle bracelet and being under house arrest aren't about to stop up-and-coming actress Maggie Chase (Tanna Frederick) from the two things she craves the most: real fame and true love. With more "Google points" than her ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: actor's life, showbiz, bittersweet, love triangle, alcohol abuse, paparazzi, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, follow your dream, lifestyle, hopes, blind ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Garbage (2012)
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: feel good, humorous, light, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, overnight success, celebrity culture, showbiz, working class, buddies, partners, odd couple, lifestyle, once in a lifetime opportunity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.1
 7K
Elektra Luxx (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A favor for a woman from her past throws the life of a pregnant, retired porn star into chaos.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sexy, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: strong sexual content, pregnancy, sexual relations, life turned upside down, starlet, disorder, actor's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, nudity (full frontal - brief), female protagonist, seduction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, venezuela
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Sunset Strip (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A day in Hollywood, 1972, with young people looking for the 24 hours that will change their lives. Zach will open that night for a British rocker at Whisky a Go-Go; he lives in a canyon and plays impromptu duets with a mysterious guitarist he ...
Style: captivating, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: hollywood, musician, love triangle, ambition, desire for fame, lifestyle, music band, rising to stardom, nightlife, celebrity culture, actor's life, love and romance ...
Time: 70s, year 1972
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Trust Me (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Trust Me follows flailing Hollywood agent Howard, who seemingly strikes gold after signing the next big child star. What results is an unexpected ride through the nasty inner workings of Hollywood, as Howard desperately tries to make it in an ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, cynical, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: starlet, ambition, desire for fame, lifestyle, prodigy, celebrity culture, intrigue, artists and showbiz, youth, rivalry, showbiz, talent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Last Producer (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An old-time mogul struggles to reenter the club where power and money make the rules.
Style: semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous
Plot: hollywood, showbiz, one last chance, filmmaking, betrayal, dishonesty, aging, artists and showbiz, film industry, movie studio, profanity, film producer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.9
 785
Collaborator (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A playwright whose marriage and career are in a free fall has an explosive run-in with his former neighbor, a right-wing ex-con.
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: hostage, creative block, obsession, homecoming, cons and scams, hostages, writer's life, neighbor, swat team, urination, burglar, theater ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.1
 131
Santorini Blue (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An act of betrayal throws a young couple's marriage into jeopardy in this romantic drama featuring Richard Belzer and Ice-T.
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: betrayal, couples, love and romance, infidelity, dishonesty, sex, temptation, forgiveness, affair, greek island, love, sailing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.6
 38
Olympia (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 78 min.
Story: The story revolves around Olympia, an 18-year-old looking to become famous by entering the world of online pornography.
Style: realistic, contemplative, psychological, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: ambition, lifestyle, strong sexual content, artists and showbiz, adolescence vs adulthood, actor's life, life is a bitch, porn actress, female protagonist, teenage life, sexual relations, innocence lost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.1
 169
Lovers of Hate (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A dark comedy which follows two brothers who are in love with the same woman.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, dark humor ...
Plot: betrayal, love and romance, love triangle, estrangement, family relations, siblings relations, brother vs brother, sibling rivalry, reunion, male nudity, two brothers
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.0
 3K
Paradise (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After surviving a plane crash a young conservative woman suffers a crisis of faith.
Style: humorous, realistic, cynical, captivating, psychological ...
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Plot: self discovery, friendship, coming of age, female protagonist, church, crisis of faith, car accident, air disaster, society, sexual content, fish out of water, twentysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Perfect Man (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A struggling writer finds a shortcut to fame, but a blackmailer threatens to ruin his perfect life.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: fall in love, desire for fame, writer's life, hidden identity, ambition, artists and showbiz, cons and scams, blackmail, hallucination, dishonesty, love and romance, rising to stardom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: As an ex-gambler teaches a hot-shot college kid some things about playing cards, he finds himself pulled into the world series of poker, where his protégé is his toughest competition.
Style: tense, realistic, semi serious, humorous, psychological
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.7
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Lily & Kat (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in New York City, the film follows a naive fashion school graduate named Lily who finds her world turned upside down when her reckless best friend Kat announces she’s moving away to London in a matter of days. At a Lower East Side art opening ...
Style: semi serious, realistic
Plot: love triangle, urban, nightlife, twentysomething life, city life, strong female presence, friends, best friends, threesome, best friend, kiss, lesbian kiss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
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Bobby Jasoos (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A film that celebrates the aspiration of Bobby, who wants to become the number one detective in the old city area of Hyderabad.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, private detective, workplace, crimes, follow your dream, ambition, partners, bollywood, missing person, rivalry, strong female presence, urban
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Shades of Ray (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: American-born Ray Rehman comes home one night to find his Pakistani father on his doorstep. Ray's Caucasian mother threw him out. It's an awkward time for his father to move in as Ray just proposed to his Caucasian girlfriend - who ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, touching
Audience: date night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, talky ...
Plot: hollywood, romance, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, showbiz, fall in love, desire for fame, fish out of water, actor, producer, audition, gender ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Matt's Chance (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A dark comedic tale about love, revenge, and the fickle nature of human morality.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, dark humor
Plot: revenge, mafia, rabbit, infidelity, vengeance, nothing goes right, betrayal, couples, cowboy, love
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Somebody to Love (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mercedes is a taxi dancer who wants to be an actress. She's involved with the married Harry, who considers himself a respected actor. Ernesto is in love with Mercedes, but he doesn't dance or have money.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
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Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 440
The Blackout (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A rag tag band of idiots on the verge of signing a recording contract is sandbagged by their lead singer, Chas Knopfler, into throwing the mother of all parties the night before they embark on a world tour. Eddie Mesmer, the rhythm guitarist, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, captivating ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Getting Back to Zero (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two brothers reconcile their relationship over the death of their father after they inherit his craps table and gambling debt. A dark comedy set in the world of underground casinos.
Style: humorous, dark humor, captivating, psychological, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, crimes, against the odds, nothing to lose, family relations, ambition, race against time, dishonesty, gambling debt, casino, death of father, brothers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.4
 2K
Price Check (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Pete is a good guy who used to be cool. Once living his dream in the music industry, he now toils away in the pricing department of a failing supermarket chain to provide for his loving wife and young son. When Pete’s new boss, Susan, takes over ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, family life, boss and employee, couples, workplace, ambition, workplace romance, career woman, extramarital affair, workplace situations, power relations, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Shut Up and Shoot! (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A movie producer hatches a scheme to have an actor (Silvio Pollio) kill his fellow filmmakers.
Style: humorous, dark humor, cynical, biting, semi serious ...
Plot: hollywood, murder, satire, pirate, dishonesty, cons and scams, media satire, showbiz, deadly, crimes, filmmaking, bar ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 1.7
 620
Grad Night (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A group of friends celebrates their graduation from Crispus Attucks High School with a jammin' party. It's hormones on overdrive, recreational drugs and lap dancing galore as the Class of 2005 goes out in style.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: high school dance, tolerance, lifestyle, youth, friends, high school life, city life, nightlife, high school, acceptance, love, late night ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.0
 174
Funny Bunny (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Gene spends his days canvassing about childhood obesity. One day he canvasses Titty, an emotionally-arrested 19-year-old who has successfully sued his own father to win back a large inheritance and gotten himself disowned in the process. Gene ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, realistic, semi serious
Plot: love triangle, friendship, friends, social misfits, female director, woman slaps man, bicycle, rabbit, pig, knife
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.7
 1K
Go Go Tales (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A financial struggle between owners of a go-go club threatens its future.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: nightclub, strip club, starting over, dancer's life, couples, down on your luck, cabaret, disorder, bookies, artists and showbiz, go go dancer, nightclub owner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%