Movies like Real Life

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Real Life (1979)
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Real Life (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A pushy, narcissistic filmmaker persuades a Phoenix family to let him and his crew film their everyday lives, in the manner of the ground-breaking PBS series "An American Family".
Style: humorous, satirical, funny, witty, clever, biting, suspense, realistic, not serious, documentary filmmaking ...
Plot: family relations, family life, lifestyle, dysfunctional family, society, tv show, disorder, nothing goes right, satire, husband wife relationship, suburbs, reality, reality tv, dark humor, artists and showbiz, media, suburban life, showbiz, real world, media satire, silly humor, horse, clown, psychologist, veterinarian ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, arizona, phoenix arizona, california, hawaii

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, witty and clever films with plots about satire, disorder, culture clash, dialogue, runaway, storytelling and mentor mostly in Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Real Life: Pauly Shore Is Dead (2003), Lost in America (1985), Smile (1975), Stella Street (2004), The Independent (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, satirical, absurd, surreal, stylized ...
Plot: actor's life, showbiz, filmmaking, dark humor, disorder, nothing goes right, ghost, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, cons and scams, death, faked suicide ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, france, europe, paris france, los angeles ...
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95%
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: parody, humorous, clever, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: satire, hollywood, filmmaking, disorder, silly humor, actor's life, artists and showbiz, hidden identity, media, lifestyle, nothing goes right, media satire ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: To improve its relations with Muslim countries, the United States government sends comedian Albert Brooks to south Asia to write a report on what makes followers of Islam laugh.
Style: witty, humorous, funny, parody, satirical ...
Plot: culture clash, nothing goes right, politics, society, actor's life, satire, islam, stand up comedian, sarcasm, farce, frame up, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, middle east, asia, new delhi, pakistan ...
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93%
Lost in America (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: David and Linda Howard are successful yuppies from LA. When he gets a job disappointment, David convinces Linda that they should quit their jobs, liquidate their assets, and emulate the movie Easy Rider, spending the rest of their lives traveling ...
Style: road movie, humorous, witty, talky, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: yuppie, satire, on the road, fired from the job, couples, nothing goes right, self discovery, americana, fish out of water, disorder, promotion, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, new york, arizona, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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Louis C.K.: Live at The Comedy Store (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 66 min.
Story: This material was developed and prepared over the last year or so, mostly in comedy clubs. This special kind of goes back to when he used to just make noises and be funny for no particular reason. It felt right to him to shoot this special in a club ...
Style: witty, humorous, cynical, funny, atmospheric ...
Plot: dark humor, family relations, society, family life, human nature, stand up special, honest, culture clash, character study, storytelling, irreverent, dialogue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
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85%
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Smile (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: It's time again for California's "Young American Miss" beauty pageant, the biggest event of the year for Big Bob Freelander and Brenda DiCarlo, who give their all to put on a successful pageant. But Brenda is having marital ...
Style: suspense, biting, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: satire, beauty pageant, choreographer, society, mischievous children, teenage life, social differences, suburban life, introspection, small town life, parents and children, small town ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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Stella Street (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Michael Caine, Robert De Niro, Jack Nicholson and Roger Moore all live on a quiet street in Surbiton and Mick Jagger and Keith Richards run their corner shop - who knew?
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: misfit, fish out of water, disorder, satire, showbiz, culture clash, social decay, tv show, lifestyle, suburbs, celebrity culture, suburban life ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
The Independent (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The Independent is a mockumentary comedy film made in 2000, directed by Stephen Kessler, starring Jerry Stiller as an independent film maker, who makes little-known B movies with titles like Twelve Angry Men and a Baby. The film spoofs independent ...
Style: parody, humorous, light, satirical, stylized ...
Plot: filmmaking, media, misfit, artists and showbiz, dark humor, nothing goes right, media satire, fictional biography, film producer, serial killer, eccentricity, creativity ...
Time: 60s
Place: nevada, boston, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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The Love Guide (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A comedy about a woman who saves her chicken farm and her family by agreeing to be the subject of a "reality show" with a celebrity Hollywood weight loss expert. Both women change and discover the true meaning of success (Imdb.com)
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: lifestyle, farm, reality tv, life turned upside down, manipulation, manipulations, culture clash, family in crisis, tv show, ambition, disorder, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
The Brady Bunch Movie (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The original 70's TV family is now placed in the 1990's, where they're even more square and out of place than ever.
Style: humorous, feel good, satirical, funny, clever ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: house, fighting the system, family relations, fish out of water, race against time, save the day, parents and children, siblings relations, disorder, rivalry, workplace intrigue, suburbs ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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The Muse (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: What happens when a screenwriter (Brooks) loses his edge, he turns to anyone he can for help... even if it's the mythical "Zeus's Daughter" (Stone). And he's willing to pay, albeit reluctantly, whatever price it takes to ...
Style: feel good, satirical, funny, light, inspirational ...
Plot: hollywood, muse, screenwriter, writer's life, midlife crisis, couple relations, love and romance, artists and showbiz, writers, family, manipulation, writing ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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
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76%
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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, accountant ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Open Season (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When the television ratings machines suddenly malfunction, public television suddenly, but mistakenly, soars to #1 in this humorous satire.
Style: suspense, humorous, semi serious, realistic, biting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: satire, media satire, workplace situations, showbiz, ambition, media, society, rise to the top, workplace, blind ambition, boss and employee, tv show ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1930s
Place: london, australia
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75%
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Ringmaster (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jerry Springer stars as more or less himself, the host of a raunchy, controversial and popular Los Angeles talk show which features everyday people with problems and who frequently vent thrir problems on the air.
Style: sexy, cynical, humorous, satirical, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, tv show, media satire, family problems, infidelity, vengeance, social decay, dishonesty, mother daughter relationship, sexual promiscuity, stupidity, culture clash ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, realistic, not serious, witty, ironic ...
Plot: filmmaking, satire, showbiz, media satire, media, artists and showbiz, disorder, unfulfillment, ambition, downfall, nothing goes right, silly humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Stuart Saves His Family (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Stuart Smalley, the Saturday Night Live character, comes to the big screen. Stuart, the disciple of the 12 step program, is challenged by lifes injustices.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, satirical, talky ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, farce, dark humor, self discovery, family life, nothing goes right, family problems, disorder, siblings relations, down on your luck, eccentric family, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: TV child star of the '70s, Dickie Roberts is now 35 and parking cars. Craving to regain the spotlight, he auditions for a role of a normal guy, but the director quickly sees he is anything but normal. Desperate to win the part, Dickie hires a ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, satirical, funny ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: family relations, nothing goes right, actor's life, family life, parents and children, youth, child prodigy, disorder, childhood, culture clash, family, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Madhouse (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The luxurious villa of Mark and Jessie Bannister, a yuppie couple, is overrun by loads of uninvited guests who turn the house up side down.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, melancholic, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: uninvited guest, family gatherings, pregnancy, nothing goes right, family life, lifestyle, family problems, disorder, couples, down on your luck, siblings relations, relatives ...
Time: 80s
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72%
Louis C.K.: Oh My God (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 58 min.
Story: Filmed at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, AZ on February 15th and 16th, 2013, Oh My God is Louis C.K.'s fifth stand-up special, his first for HBO since 2007's Shameless, and his first since winning a Emmy Award for writing on his ...
Style: humorous, cynical, funny, atmospheric, talky ...
Plot: lifestyle, dark humor, social problems, performance, politically correct, artists and showbiz, couple relations, society, parents and children, aging, theater, live audience ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, arizona
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71%
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Mother (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After two failed marriages a science fiction writer decides that coming to terms with his mother will improve his chances for a successful relationship, so he moves in with her.
Style: neurotic, humorous, witty, talky, clever ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, starting over, mother son relationship, eccentric family, family life, parents and children, midlife crisis, introspection, couple relations, family problems, family relations, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
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71%
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: parody, not serious, humorous, witty, realistic
Plot: 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, contests and competitions ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All! (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Hark! The Herald Pundit Sings! America’s favorite Christmas tradition is now on DVD! Families have gathered around the TV to enjoy Stephen Colbert’s Christmas specials every year since 2008. Now, you can experience the joy over and over! Join ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: show tunes, disorder, nothing goes right, oldies, satire, variety show, media, tv show, confined, confinement indoors, dangerous animal, indoor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Hollywood Shuffle (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Aspiring actor and hot-dog stand employee Bobby Taylor catches the ire of his grandmother for auditioning for a role in the regrettably titled exploitation film "Jivetime Jimmy's Revenge." When Tinseltown Studios casts Taylor in the ...
Style: parody, humorous, witty, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, farce, racism, satire, interracial relations, artists and showbiz, actor's life, misfit, society, filmmaking, dark humor, movie business ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Barely Famous (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
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Story: Introducing "Barely Famous": a docu-style comedy series. This show explores the hypocrisy of reality TV by centering around two sisters who say they would never do a reality show, but are being filmed by a camera crew. Over the course of ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, captivating, parody ...
Plot: satire, nothing goes right, actor's life, media satire, love and romance, disorder, looking for love, family relations, tv show, showbiz, hollywood, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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69%
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, parody, realistic ...
Plot: filmmaking, satire, media, misfit, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, actor's life, breakup, religions or cults, disorder, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Adopted (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: For hundreds of years, Africa has existed in a state of despair. Famine, civil wars and rampant disease have left the continent without hope, but for the efforts of Western do-gooders. At first, they arrived with food, bibles and the magic of ...
Style: not serious, realistic, suspense, humorous, biting
Plot: adoption, disorder, family relations, lifestyle, society, culture clash, satire, profanity, fish out of water, babies and infants, orphan, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa
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68%
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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
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68%
Louis C.K.: Chewed Up (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 61 min.
Story: Profane, vulgar and obscenely funny, Louis C.K. insists on telling the truth, whether you like it or not! Join the Emmy Award-winning stand-up comic and TV star (Lucky Louie) as he shares his thoughts on the stuff everyone thinks about -- male ...
Style: cynical, humorous, talky, witty, live comedy ...
Plot: performance, society, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, physical appearance, social problems, politically correct, disorder, sexual relations, gender, couples, stand up comedian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
What About Bob? (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Before going on vacation, self-involved psychiatrist Dr. Leo Marvin has the misfortune of taking on a new patient: Bob Wiley. An exemplar of neediness and a compendium of phobias, Bob follows Marvin to his family's country house. Dr. Marvin ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, light, witty ...
Plot: mental illness, obsession, psychiatrist, nothing goes right, goofy hero, disorder, doctors and patients, stalking, treatment, vacation, family vacation, therapy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new hampshire, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%