Movies like Real Life

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Real Life (1979)
 7.0
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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: funny, humorous, satirical, witty, macabre, enigmatic, unusual plot structure, melancholic, ironic, dramatic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, dark humor, reality, family life, lifestyle, society, nothing goes right, disorder, tv show, satire, husband wife relationship, fictional reality show, catastrophe, revenge, family, obsession, technology, gunfight, lone hero, brutality, runaway, television, mentor, vengeance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, arizona, phoenix arizona, 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, culture clash, storytelling, catastrophe, brutality, mentor and disorder mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Real Life: The Brady Bunch Movie (1995), Lost in America (1985), Smile (1975), The Groove Tube (1974), Pauly Shore Is Dead (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, satirical, funny, feel good, sexy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, family outing, kids ...
Plot: race against time, house, family relations, fighting the system, fish out of water, parents and children, save the day, satire, siblings relations, disorder, rivalry, high school ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: humorous, funny, parody, satirical, witty ...
Plot: culture clash, politics, satire, islam, sarcasm, farce, nothing goes right, society, actor's life, stand up comedian, stupidity, frame up ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, middle east, egypt, new delhi, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: road trip, self discovery, fired from the job, on the road, nothing goes right, couples, americana, fish out of water, love and romance, hopes, promotion, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, new york, california, los angeles, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 2K
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: sexy, realistic, suspense, biting, humorous ...
Plot: satire, female nudity, beauty pageant, choreographer, childhood, irreverent, alter ego, adolescence, corruption, greed, depression, dark humor ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, rising to stardom, culture clash, showbiz, lifestyle, contests and competitions, rise and fall, actor's life, artists and showbiz, buddies, ambition, sexual relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, kentucky, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, absurd, satirical, surreal, stylized ...
Plot: death, actor's life, showbiz, filmmaking, dark humor, disorder, nothing goes right, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, ghost, cons and scams, stupidity ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, paris france, france, europe, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Modern Romance (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A film editor breaks up with his girlfriend, unsure if he is in love.
Style: humorous, melancholic, intense, funny, disturbing ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, obsession, love, character study, honest, love and romance, couples, self discovery, breakup, fall in love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, stylized, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: hollywood, satire, redemption, runaway, sarcasm, stupidity, violence, writers, nudity (full frontal - brief), brutality, first contact, mad scientist ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: not serious, humorous, witty, feel good, light ...
Plot: hollywood, lawyer, filmmaking, showbiz, media satire, lifestyle, media, actor's life, artists and showbiz, satire, prison guard, blue collar ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, cynical, atmospheric, funny, humorous ...
Plot: dark humor, character study, honest, culture clash, irreverent, family relations, human nature, family life, society, stand up special, divorce, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.7
 11K
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, inspirational, funny, light ...
Plot: hollywood, muse, screenwriter, writers, manipulation, family, writer's life, runaway, alter ego, mentor, workplace, midlife crisis ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.6
 479
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: semi serious, witty, humorous, realistic, clever ...
Plot: disorder, fish out of water, misfit, satire, tv show, culture clash, showbiz, social decay, lifestyle, friends, paparazzi, suburban life ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, sexy ...
Plot: eccentricity, filmmaking, creativity, stereotypes, misfit, media, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, media satire, dark humor, film producer, fictional biography ...
Time: 60s
Place: boston, nevada, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 3.8
 337
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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: lifestyle, farm, manipulation, life turned upside down, ambition, disorder, couples, family problems, family in crisis, tv show, culture clash, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.3
 239
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: sexy, visually appealing, unusual plot structure, ironic, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: satire, redemption, beer, mars, stage magic, obsession, violence, brutality, surveillance, vengeance, beauty pageant, runaway ...
Time: 1930s, 90s, 20th century
Place: australia, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 3.2
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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, humorous, satirical, surreal, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, sexual promiscuity, tv show, stupidity, media satire, family problems, vengeance, infidelity, dishonesty, social decay, mother daughter relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: realistic, not serious, humorous, ironic, witty ...
Plot: filmmaking, satire, media satire, showbiz, media, artists and showbiz, disorder, unfulfillment, downfall, ambition, blind ambition, nothing goes right ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.9
 6K
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: talky, humorous, clever, witty, poignant ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mother, mother son relationship, divorce, brother brother relationship, sibling rivalry, violent, vengeance, secrets, runaway, women, workplace ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, satirical, talky, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, farce, dark humor, satire, family problems, disorder, nothing goes right, family life, self discovery, couples, lifestyle, eccentric family ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: funny, humorous, touching, satirical, feel good ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: youth, childhood, culture clash, family relations, actor's life, nothing goes right, child prodigy, family life, parents and children, disorder, satire, family ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.4
 3K
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, melancholic, semi serious, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: uninvited guest, adventure, family gatherings, nothing goes right, eccentricity, pregnancy, family life, disorder, couples, family problems, lifestyle, down on your luck ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.5
 71K
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: funny, parody, humorous, witty, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: filmmaking, hollywood, satire, movie business, paranoia, actor, cameraman, dog, audition, desire for fame, deception, alien ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, not serious, witty, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: disorder, satire, nothing goes right, variety show, christmas, confinement indoors, tv show, media, confined, dangerous animal, show tunes, oldies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, atmospheric, cynical, funny, witty ...
Plot: dark humor, honest, lifestyle, culture clash, performance, social problems, couple relations, society, parents and children, politically correct, artists and showbiz, aging ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, realistic, witty
Plot: martial arts, filmmaking, actor's life, rising to stardom, rise and fall, against the odds, tv show, showbiz, tragic hero, odd couple, media, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, witty, humorous, entertaining, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, racism, farce, dark humor, prejudice, movie business, actor's life, artists and showbiz, misfit, society, interracial relations, gangsters ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: parody, not serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: satire, filmmaking, down on your luck, media satire, singleness, showbiz, hollywood, celebrity culture, road not taken, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
 43K
Edtv (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Video store clerk Ed agrees to have his life filmed by a camera crew for a tv network.
Style: humorous, witty, light, satirical, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fictional reality show, television, satire, fish out of water, audition, reality, happy ending, life philosophy, misfit, tv show, human nature, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.2
 431
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, suspense, realistic, humorous, biting
Plot: adoption, society, lifestyle, family relations, disorder, culture clash, satire, babies and infants, orphan, misfit, fish out of water, celebrity culture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
A Very Brady Sequel (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man claiming to be Carol Brady's long-lost first husband, Roy Martin, shows up at the suburban Brady residence one evening. An impostor, the man is actually determined to steal the Bradys' familiar horse statue, a $20-million ancient ...
Style: parody, funny, sexy, humorous, satirical ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: satire, surfing, dysfunctional family, culture clash, kidnapping, family, television, camp, auction, artifact, doll, housekeeper ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 90s
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%