Movies like Showboy

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Showboy (2002)
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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 doing "research" for the next season, but is actually pursuing a dream to become a dancer in a Vegas show.
Style: humorous, realistic, witty, semi serious, clever, offbeat, cynical, queer cinema
Audience: date night
Plot: tv show, ambition, follow your dream, rise to the top, actor's life, showbiz, starting over, artists and showbiz, couples, filmmaking, nightlife, lifestyle, workplace, unlikely couple, workplace situations, silly humor, homosexual, audition, performer's life, gender bending, media, gender, gays and lesbians, celebrity culture, media satire ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada

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Most similar movies to Showboy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and witty films with plots about artists and showbiz, lifestyle, showbiz, couples, actor's life, love and romance and ambition mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Showboy: Lisa Picard Is Famous (2000), Kathy Griffin: Allegedly (2004), No Shame (2001), Pittsburgh (2006), The TV Set (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, semi serious, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: satire, rise to the top, ambition, desire for fame, filmmaking, workplace romance, workplace situations, workplace, rising to stardom, lifestyle, actor's life, best friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Kathy Griffin: Allegedly (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Kathy Griffin's all new feature-length stand-up DVD featuring the D-List Diva herself destroying the A-list stars we know and love.
Style: humorous, witty, cynical, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: workplace, lifestyle, showbiz, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, television show, tv show, celebrity, comedian, women's rights, fashion, interview ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: saudi arabia, afghanistan, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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No Shame (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A script fell to Isabel by chance. In reading it you realize it's the same story of the romance she had with the film director Mario Fabra, author of the script. Isabel decides appointment with Mario, who was not seen again, but at the moment ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lovers reunited, reunion, love and romance, ambition, ego clash, rise to the top, lifestyle, filmmaking, romance, actor's life, youth, showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.3
 507
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: semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous, talky ...
Plot: lifestyle, showbiz, relationship vs career, celebrity culture, couple relations, artists and showbiz, actor's life, couples, hollywood, audition, media, theater ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The TV Set (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: As a writer named Mike struggles to shepherd his semi-autobiographical sitcom into development, his vision is slowly eroded by a domineering network executive named Lenny who favors trashy reality programming. The irony, of course, is that every ...
Style: semi serious, witty, satirical, melancholic, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: showbiz, audition, tv show, artists and showbiz, media satire, network, nothing goes right, actor's life, strong female character, television, pregnancy, sarcasm ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 949
Two Days (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Paul Miller (Paul Rudd - Friends, The Cider House Rules) has struggled as an actor in Hollywood for years, and now he's had enough. But not just of show business-of life. In two days, he's going to kill himself. But in true Hollywood ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: filmmaking, introspection, actor's life, change of heart, lifestyle, showbiz, death wish, direction and purpose, breaking point, life is a bitch, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 ⇓
48%
Dancing in September (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A black female TV producer struggles in Hollywood.
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: lifestyle, tv show, americana, friendship, media satire, love and romance, ambition, artists and showbiz, unlikely couple, workplace romance, hollywood, journalism ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 6.3
 26K
Celebrity (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The career and personal life of writer Lee are at a standstill, so he divorces his bashful wife, Robin, and dives into a new job as an entertainment journalist. His assignments take him to the swankiest corners of Manhattan, but as he jumps from one ...
Style: witty, cynical, stylized, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: filmmaking, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, ambition, showbiz, celebrity culture, lifestyle, spectacle, satire, writing, film within a film, ex wife ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, atlantic city new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 ⇓
43%
 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 ⇓
42%
Seven Days of Grace (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Four women - a blonde, a hippie, a lesbian and a barmaid - are looking for love, money and success. When one inherits an Italian restaurant from her father, they see this as a chance to fulfil their dreams. Then the restaurant is in danger of ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good, light ...
Plot: best friends, lifestyle, love and romance, romance, couples, gays and lesbians, actor's life, gender, artists and showbiz, friends, down on your luck, singleness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Three Stooges (2000)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A biography of the Three Stooges, in which their careers and rise to fame is shown throughout the eyes of their leader, Moe.
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: ambition, rise to the top, actor's life, showbiz, lifestyle, three stooges, tv show, artists and showbiz, disability, comedian, farce, comedy team ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.7
 2K
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: semi serious, captivating, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: hollywood, musician, desire for fame, love triangle, nightlife, celebrity culture, lifestyle, music band, ambition, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, showbiz ...
Time: 70s, year 1972
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating
Plot: actor's life, celebrity culture, rising to stardom, relationship vs career, showbiz, ambition, couples, performer's life, artists and showbiz, media satire, friends
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.6
 5K
Ellie Parker (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ellie Parker, an aspiring actress from Australia, lives a hectic Hollywood lifestyle, perpetually trying to land the role that will elevate her career. Living with her lothario musician boyfriend, Justin, Ellie is far from happy, finding support ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous, neurotic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, nightclub, infidelity, friendship, showbiz, artists and showbiz, actor's life, love and romance, lifestyle, couple relations, erection, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.3
 570
Cannes Man (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Film producer Sy Lerner makes a bet with a fellow film executive that he can turn any nobody into a star at the Cannes Film Festival. A New York cab driver who is visiting the festival is chosen as the test subject to settle the bet and Sy uses his ...
Style: parody, semi serious, realistic, humorous, clever ...
Plot: filmmaking, satire, ambition, actor's life, celebrity culture, farce, media satire, showbiz, cons and scams, disorder, artists and showbiz, rise to the top ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, europe, france, usa, beverly hills ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
They Shoot Movies, Don't They? ...The Making of 'Mirage' (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: They Shoot Movies, Don't They? is a voyeuristic look at first time director Tom Paulson and the movie he wrote called Mirage. Frank Gallagher is the documentarian whose camera waits and watches as Paulson navigates through a jungle of ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, clever, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: ambition, lifestyle, obsession, addiction, showbiz, filmmaking, actor's life, hollywood, performer's life, manipulation, disorder, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, humorous, sentimental, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: actor's life, showbiz, love triangle, alcohol abuse, paparazzi, bittersweet, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, couple relations, follow your dream, ambition, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
I Really Hate My Job (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: 'Every day is another day closer to the day I'll never have to do this again.' Five women, one restaurant, one night, one birthday, one breakdown. Then the phone rings. A famous actor is coming for dinner. I Really Hate My Job is the ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, talky, humorous, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: restaurant, waitress, friendship, midlife crisis, workplace romance, introspection, aging, love and romance, disorder, boss and employee, workplace situations, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Late Shift (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: David Letterman vies with Jay Leno and his manager to succeed Johnny Carson, retiring from "The Tonight Show."
Style: semi serious, humorous, talky, realistic, clever ...
Plot: rivalry, showbiz, tv show, ambition, artists and showbiz, media, contests and competitions, late night, media satire, television show, comedian, talk show host ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1992, year 1991, 1990s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Jackpot (2001)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Sunny Holiday, an aspiring singing star, abandons his wife and young baby to set off on a nine-month tour of bleak western towns. He takes off with his road manager in a pink Chrysler in search of their own version of the American Dream: a country ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, non-linear, offbeat ...
Plot: lifestyle, musician's life, obsessive quest, performer's life, ambition, relationship vs career, crumbling marriage, family problems, artists and showbiz, showbiz, human nature, on the road ...
Time: contemporary
Place: idaho, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Get Well Soon (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After having a nervous breakdown, a popular talk-show host confronts his ex-girlfriend who is dating a cross-dresser.
Style: talky, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: romance, opposites attract, gender, fish out of water, disorder, lifestyle, media, true love, nervous breakdown, media satire, gays and lesbians, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Groove Tube (1974)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Chevy Chase makes his film debut in this riotous collection of live skits. Directed by Ken Shapiro and featuring Chase, Richard Belzer and others, The Groove Tube mocks TV Land and its trappings by spoofing kids' shows -- from a ...
Style: parody, humorous, not serious, witty, clever ...
Plot: tv show, culture clash, showbiz, rising to stardom, contests and competitions, buddies, lifestyle, rise and fall, actor's life, artists and showbiz, ambition, sexual relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, kentucky, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Real Blonde (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An aspiring actor and his girlfriend handle life's frustrations, while his friend seeks fulfillment with a blonde.
Style: humorous, satirical, light, melancholic, clever ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: satire, sexual dysfunction, showbiz, actor's life, romance, artists and showbiz, workplace situations, lifestyle, workplace, fashion, unsuccessful, waiter ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
 3K
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, showbiz, lifestyle, ambition, desire for fame, prodigy, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, rivalry, youth, intrigue, dysfunctional character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Blue Tooth Virgin (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Two writers must face a dilemma that is common to anyone who has ever had an artistic friend: what happens when you have to give feedback, and the news isn't good? Sam, an aspiring screenwriter, and David, a successful magazine editor, have ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, best friends, ego clash, showbiz, performer's life, filmmaking, rivalry, criticism, screenwriter, magazine editor, indoor, writer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.2
 6K
Girl 6 (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Girl 6 is a 1996 American film by director Spike Lee about a phone sex operator. Theresa Randle played the title character, and playwright Suzan-Lori Parks wrote the screenplay. The soundtrack is composed entirely of songs written by Prince. The ...
Style: sexy, talky, humorous, surreal, absurd ...
Audience: date night
Plot: phone sex, neighbor, friendship, lifestyle, thirtysomething life, workplace situations, boss and employee, nudity (full frontal - brief), telephone operator, sexual fantasy, audition, actress ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.4
 33K
Coming Soon (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Pirated DVD seller Zafer who is formerly an extra in movies; swore to give up illegal works when his wife wanted to get divorce. To win his family back, he and his old-fashioned crew decided to make a movie called "Summit - The End Of ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: film producer, starting over, ambition, follow your dream, nothing goes right, actor's life, family relations, disorder, couples, couple relations, artists and showbiz, filmmaking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.0
 1K
Childstar (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Childstar is about an egotistical 12-year-old named Taylor Brandon Burns who has skyrocketed to fame at that young age. His relationship with his driver, Rick, takes a turn when Taylor confides in him about the problems of celebrity and the fears of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, realistic ...
Plot: actor's life, fame, lifestyle, coming of age, filmmaking, showbiz, parents and children, celebrity culture, family relations, satire, youth, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%