Movies like Confessions of an Action Star

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Confessions of an Action Star (2005)
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Confessions of an Action Star (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Musical
Country: USA, Austria
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A 'mocumentary' on the rise and fall of Chip and Dales dancer turned martial arts action star, Francis Allen Sledgewick, AKA Frank Sledge. When fame and fortune caused Frank to lose his sense of what's truely important, he realised he's going to have to get in touch with his roots if there's ever going to be a comeback.
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, cynical
Plot: martial arts, fame, filmmaking, hollywood, self discovery, ambition, rise and fall, lifestyle, desire for fame, actor's life, showbiz, rising to stardom, movie business, celebrity culture, strongman, parody, dancer, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, media, unfulfillment, dancer's life, actor, hand to hand combat, celebrity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, witty and not serious films with plots about artists and showbiz, showbiz, lifestyle, filmmaking, actor's life, celebrity culture and hollywood mostly in Comedy, Musical and Drama genres. Some movies like Confessions of an Action Star: He's Way More Famous Than You (2013), Brother's Justice (2010), For Your Consideration (2006), Death of a Dynasty (2003), Bowfinger (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
He's Way More Famous Than You (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When once-up-and-coming indie film starlet Halley Feiffer loses her boyfriend, her agent and her career in one fell swoop she finally realizes that something in her life has got to change... she has to become WAY MORE FAMOUS! Armed with a stolen ...
Style: not serious, humorous, captivating, feel good, realistic
Plot: actor's life, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, hopes, filmmaking, showbiz, fame, escapades, society, celebrity culture, hollywood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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95%
Finishing the Game: The Search for a New Bruce Lee (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: In 1973, martial arts great Bruce Lee died, his final film, Game of Death, left unfinished. With the public hungry for more Lee, movie execs decide to find a replacement. This outrageous satire looks at the entire process, from the oddball ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, witty
Plot: parody, martial arts, rise and fall, rising to stardom, actor's life, filmmaking, against the odds, tv show, showbiz, tragic hero, desire for fame, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s
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93%
The Film Crew: Hollywood After Dark (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The Film Crew gives a commentary track to Walk the Angry Beach (1968), aka Hollywood After Dark, featuring Rue McClanahan as a stripper. Beloved, sassy Golden Girl Rue McClanahan stars as an unbeloved, depressive stripper who wants to become a ...
Style: atmospheric, humorous, not serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: desire for fame, ambition, parody, satire, filmmaking, showbiz, lifestyle, actor's life, hollywood, media satire, artists and showbiz, dancer's life ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa
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90%
Brother's Justice (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Motivated by Box Office statistics, Dax Shepard has made a decision to leave comedy to pursue his dream of becoming an international Martial Arts action star.
Style: humorous, cynical, realistic, not serious
Plot: filmmaking, martial arts, hollywood, lifestyle, showbiz, film within a film, buddies, follow your dream, artists and showbiz, partners, actor's life, silly humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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For Your Consideration (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three actors learn that their respective performances in the film "Home for Purim," a drama set in the mid-1940s American South, are generating award-season buzz.
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, talky, clever ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, film within a film, rising to stardom, showbiz, ambition, satire, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, actor's life, dysfunctional family, thanksgiving ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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65%
Death of a Dynasty (2003)
Genre: Musical, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A story which centers around Dave Katz, a journalist at a hip-hop magazine who is sent on assignment to uncover the often comedic underworld of Roc-a-Fella Records run by Damon Dash and Jay-Z.
Style: realistic, semi serious, talky, humorous, witty
Plot: hip hop, musician's life, showbiz, journalism, lifestyle, desire for fame, crimes, buddies, rise and fall, media, ambition, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
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61%
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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: humorous, feel good, witty, not serious, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, audition, parody, desire for fame, movie business, satire, nothing goes right, ambition, lifestyle, comedy of errors, showbiz ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Jiminy Glick in Lalawood (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: "La La Wood" follows the legacy of Jiminy Glick, first introduced on "The Martin Short Show," who went on to get (non)-critical acclaim for his talk show "Primetime Glick," where Mr. Glick interviewed countless ...
Style: witty, humorous, cynical, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: lifestyle, journalism, desire for fame, actor's life, showbiz, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, media satire, workplace intrigue, tv show, culture clash, interview ...
Time: contemporary
Place: montana, usa, canada, toronto ontario canada, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A kid from the Midwest moves out to Hollywood in order to follow in his parents footsteps -- and become a porn star.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, porn star, lifestyle, ambition, desire for fame, follow your dream, rising to stardom, fish out of water, showbiz, goofy hero, misfit, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, idaho
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Holyman Undercover (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An Amish man comes to Hollywood to be a missionary, and gets cast as Satan on a nighttime soap opera.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, captivating ...
Plot: tv show, hollywood, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, ambition, actor, missionary, fish out of water, tv star, fame, nightclub ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: satire, rise to the top, ambition, desire for fame, workplace romance, workplace situations, filmmaking, workplace, love and romance, lifestyle, best friends, actor's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, ironic, witty ...
Plot: filmmaking, satire, showbiz, media satire, media, artists and showbiz, disorder, unfulfillment, blind ambition, downfall, ambition, silly humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Pauly Shore Is Dead (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Hollywood comedian/actor Pauly Shore loses everything: his house, nobody in Hollywood wants to represent him, he moves back home with his mom and is now parking cars at the Comedy Store. Then one night when he's up in his mom's loft, a ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, satirical, absurd, surreal ...
Plot: showbiz, actor's life, filmmaking, disorder, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, ghost, lifestyle, cons and scams, death, fake suicide, faked suicide ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, europe, france, paris france, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Nobody Knows Anything! (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An aspiring filmmaker learns that success in Hollywood doesn't come as easy as she suspected as she attempts to discover the formula to success. When the guidance of her helpful has-been uncle fails to pave the way, Sarah Wilder must seek the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, feel good, light ...
Plot: hollywood, lawyer, filmmaking, media satire, showbiz, media, artists and showbiz, actor's life, satire, lifestyle, grocery store, robbery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: realistic, rough, semi serious, exciting, humorous
Plot: stuntman, actor's life, contests and competitions, rivalry, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, downfall, hollywood, filmmaking, ambition, celebrity culture, showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Pittsburgh (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Jeff Goldblum put his Hollywood actor life on hold to star alongside his new girlfriend in a Pittsburgh regional theater production of The Music Man. Co-directors Bradley and LaBrache tread a surprisingly elegant line between genuine documentary and ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous, talky ...
Plot: lifestyle, relationship vs career, showbiz, celebrity culture, couple relations, couples, actor's life, artists and showbiz, hollywood, audition, media, theater ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Being Michael Madsen (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Actor Michael Madsen turns the tables on notorious paparazzo, Billy Dant, by hiring a trio of documentary filmmakers to chronicle Dant's life, loves, and troubles.
Style: humorous, cynical, semi serious, witty, suspense ...
Plot: satire, actor's life, showbiz, paparazzi, filmmaking, private vs public, false accusation, celebrity culture, society, vengeance, journalism, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Movers & Shakers (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Joe Mulholland, Head of Production at a Hollywood studio, makes a rather fool-hardy promise to a dying friend. He undertakes to make a major movie using the title - if not the content - of a best-selling sex manual "Love in Sex". Enlisting ...
Style: witty, offbeat, humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: filmmaking, satire, media, misfit, actor's life, parody, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, breakup, couples, disorder, religions or cults ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Auteur (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: THE AUTEUR follows formerly renowned porn director Arturo Domingo (Five Easy Nieces, Requiem for a Wet Dream) through a bizarre weekend as he receives a lifetime achievement award at a film festival in Portland, OR. Encountering crazed fans, former ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, entertaining, witty ...
Plot: open marriage, comeback, satire, introspection, rise and fall, filmmaking, showbiz, sexual relations, aging, hopes, unfulfillment, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselhoff (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Time to hassle the Hoff at the rudest, raunchiest television event of the year--The Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselhoff. From running in slo-mo on the beach to inspiring Germany with the power of cheesy pop--it's almost too easy.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: actor's life, couples, ambition, celebrity culture, relationship vs career, performer's life, rising to stardom, showbiz, artists and showbiz, media satire, friends
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 56 min.
Story: Twenty-three years after the release of the original Beatles mockumentary, 'The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash', famous artists, actors and musicians speak out on how The Rutles influenced them.
Style: offbeat, witty, humorous, suspense, cynical ...
Plot: musician's life, ambition, gender bending, media satire, reunion, celebrity culture, rock, showbiz, on the road, cons and scams, performer's life, rise and fall ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, talky, witty, clever ...
Plot: actor's life, betrayal, friendship, couples, desire for fame, rise to the top, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, ambition, love and romance, filmmaking, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: riviera, cannes
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Hollywood North (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The making of a serious, Canadian art house film descends into Hollywood farce when its producer is forced to compromise his vision to accommodate his drug-addled star, his leading lady and his venal backers.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: hollywood, film within a film, actor's life, showbiz, celebrity culture, filmmaking, obnoxious boss, love and romance, lifestyle, satire, curses spells and rituals, movie business ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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 ⇓
42%
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty, silent film
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, dog, actor's life, disorder, wizards and magicians, friends, animal life, chaos, showbiz, legends and myths, bus ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Eternity: The Movie (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Big Hair. Guyliner. Someone lamenting by crashing waves on a beach or to their reflection in a fountain. Yes, we're talking about the 80s! Todd and BJ, two lonely wannabe artists, find one another and create the not-so-dynamic R&B duo ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, captivating
Plot: friendship, desire for fame, rise and fall, follow your dream, ambition, buddies, hopes, showbiz, artists and showbiz, music band, music, friendship between men ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Filmmaker Alan Smithee finds himself the unwilling puppet of a potentially bad, big budget action film which he proceeds to steal the reels and leave the cast and crew in a frenzy.
Style: humorous, clever, biting, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: satire, hollywood, filmmaking, parody, media, lifestyle, actor's life, hidden identity, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, workplace situations, media satire ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Freak Dance (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A spoiled rich girl who wants to be a dancer finds herself caught into between two rival dance groups set to do battle at an underground competition.
Style: humorous, not serious, light, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: artists and showbiz, dancer's life, rivalry, youth, lifestyle, dance contest, competition, choreography, friendship, silly humor, parody, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: witty, feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: reunion, showbiz, lifestyle, ambition, actor's life, against the odds, filmmaking, love affair, aging, rise and fall, hollywood, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%