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Hollywood Shuffle (1987)
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Hollywood Shuffle
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 title role, he has a series of conflicted dreams satirizing African-American stereotypes in Hollywood, and must reconcile his career goals with his desire to remain a positive role model for his little brother.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, funny, offbeat, realistic, satirical, dramatic, clever, feel good ...
Plot: parody, farce, hollywood, spelling bee, actor's life, stereotypes, media satire, mentor, showbiz, gangsters, race issues, artists and showbiz, segregation, life philosophy, misfit, cross dressing, movie business, dreams, greed, redemption, society, corruption, culture clash, anti heroes, dialogue ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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99 min.
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The Producers
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USA
88 min.
 7.7
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, clever and funny films with plots about storytelling, dialogue, catastrophe, mentor, adaptation, runaway and culture clash mostly in Comedy, Drama and Music genres. Some movies like Hollywood Shuffle: Bowfinger (1999), Waiting for Guffman (1996), Night Shift (1982), Lost in America (1985), In a World... (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Bowfinger
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 ...
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Audience: date night
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa
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Waiting for Guffman
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Corky St. Clair is a director, actor and dancer in Blaine, Missouri. When it comes time to celebrate Blaine's 150th anniversary, Corky resolves to bring down the house in Broadway style in this hilarious mockumentary from the people who brought ...
Style: humorous, clever, witty, not serious, funny ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: missouri, usa, california
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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.
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A nebbish of a morgue attendant gets shunted back to the night shift where he is shackled with an obnoxious neophyte partner who dreams of the "one great idea" for success. His life takes a bizarre turn when a prostitute neighbour ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, macabre, funny, witty ...
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Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Lost in America
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: humorous, road movie, talky, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: on the road, road trip, down on your luck, yuppie, workplace, marriage, nothing goes right, corporate america, hopes, deadpan, love and romance, dialogue ...
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Story: An underachieving vocal coach is motivated by her father, the king of movie-trailer voice-overs, to pursue her aspirations of becoming a voice-over star. Amidst pride, sexism and family dysfunction, she sets out to change the voice of a generation.
Style: clever, humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   70%
    User:   62%
 
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Country: USA
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Story: When the owner of a struggling used car lot is killed, it's up to the lot's hot-shot salesman to save the property from falling into the hands of the owner's ruthless brother and used-car rival.
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The Impostors
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Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In an attempt to resurrect the slapstick comedy of Laurel and Hardy or The Marx Brothers, Stanley Tucci and Oliver Platt team-up as two out-of-work actors who accidentally stow away on a ship to hide from a drunken, belligerent lead actor who has ...
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Haiku Tunnel
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Josh is the consummate temp employee, avoiding all long-term connections and responsibilities, both at work and in his personal life. However, by the time his agency places him at the Schuyler & Mitchell law firm, Josh is tired of his ...
Style: humorous, talky, semi serious, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: workplace, office, obnoxious boss, corporate america, lawyer, boss and employee, workplace situations, nothing goes right, writing, catastrophe, existentialism, creativity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, san francisco
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System:   66%
    User:   71%
 
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S.O.B.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A movie producer who made a huge flop tries to salvage his career by revamping his film as an erotic production, where its family-friendly star takes her top off.
Style: clever, humorous, witty, cynical, tragicomedy ...
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Place: california, usa, los angeles
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System:   62%
    User:   61%
 
 7.6
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The Party
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Hrundi V. Bakshi, an accident-prone actor from India, is accidentally put the name on the guest list for an upcoming party at the home of a Hollywood film director. Unfortunately, from the moment he arrives, one thing after another goes wrong with a ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, feel good, funny ...
Plot: farce, culture clash, nothing goes right, indians, fish out of water, hollywood, actor's life, drinking, goofy hero, storytelling, mentor, chaos and mayhem ...
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    User:   64%
 
Sweet Liberty
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Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
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Audience: date night
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    User:   47%
 
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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, captivating ...
Plot: muse, hollywood, writers, creativity, writer's life, screenwriter, writing, midlife crisis, family, manipulation, artists and showbiz, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
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Country: USA
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Story: Although Mary has little income, she still finds ways to spend her nights at clubs. After being arrested for throwing an illegal rave, she asks her aunt Judy for bail money. Judy then finds Mary a job at her library so that Mary can repay her. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california, manhattan new york city
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System:   53%
    User:   50%
 
Flirting with Disaster
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Adopted as a child, new father Mel Colpin (Ben Stiller) decides he cannot name his son until he knows his birth parents, and determines to make a cross-country quest to find them. Accompanied by his wife, Nancy (Patricia Arquette), and an inept yet ...
Style: humorous, witty, road movie, not serious, funny ...
Plot: farce, adoption, dysfunctional family, mistaken identity, obsessive quest, parenthood, track down, on the road, crime gone awry, irreverent, dialogue, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: michigan, new mexico, usa, new york, california ...
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For Your Consideration
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: clever, humorous, witty, not serious, satirical ...
Plot: hollywood, obsession, actor's life, dysfunctional family, drinking, jewish, terminal illness, media satire, parody, farce, filmmaking, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
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System:   51%
    User:   52%
 
Under the Rainbow
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In World War II era Los Angeles, the manager of the Culver Hotel leaves his nephew in charge for a weekend. The nephew changes the name to the Hotel Rainbow and overbooks with royalty, assassins, secret agents, Japanese tourists, and munchkins (from ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: farce, hotel, espionage, assassination, chase, spy, secret service, mistaken identity, assassin, nothing goes right, dog, nazi ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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System:   48%
    User:   53%
 
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Head of State
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a presidential candidate dies unexpectedly in the middle of the campaign, the Democratic party unexpectedly picks a Washington, D.C. alderman, Mays Gilliam (Rock) as his replacement .
Style: humorous, clever, semi serious, funny, witty ...
Plot: politics, hip hop, president, head of state, white house, corruption, campaign, fish out of water, political, stereotypes, ambition, parody ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, washington d.c.
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System:   48%
    User:   38%
 
Born in East L.A.
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Rudy, an American of Hispanic descent, whose south-of-the-border looks show him no mercy during an immigration raid in a migrant worker factory. As his luck goes, he is caught with neither money nor his ID and is deported to Mexico - without ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic, witty ...
Plot: immigrants, parody, culture clash, comedy of errors, interracial relations, factory, mistaken identity, nothing goes right, farce, fish out of water, romance, misfit ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico
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System:   47%
    User:   44%
 
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The Birdcage
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancé's right-wing moralistic parents.
Style: humorous, clever, witty, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: farce, gay, cross dressing, mistaken identity, politics, comedy of errors, gays and lesbians, senator, homosexuality, jewish, switching roles, stereotypes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: florida, miami, usa, los angeles
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System:   47%
    User:   41%
 
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The Toy
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On one of his bratty son Eric's annual visits, the plutocrat U.S. Bates takes him to his department store and offers him anything in it as a gift. Eric chooses a black janitor who has made him laugh with his antics. At first the man suffers ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: farce, friendship, family, youth, slavery, power relations, race issues, disorder, toys, mentor, mischievous children, childhood ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   43%
 
Noises Off...
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A travelling theater group has so much action going on behind-the-scenes it almost ruins the performances.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: farce, theater, nothing goes right, verbal byplay, showbiz, workplace situations, artists and showbiz, mentor, workplace, dialogue, love, adaptation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, iowa, manhattan new york city
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System:   46%
    User:   44%
 
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 7.7
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The Producers
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Broadway producer, Max Bialystock and his accountant, Leo Bloom plan to make money by charming little old ladies to invest in a production many times over what it will actually cost, and then put on a sure-fire flop, so nobody will ask for their ...
Style: humorous, clever, witty, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: farce, broadway, greed, nazi, cross dressing, nothing goes right, nazis, buddies, cons and scams, runaway, jews, dialogue ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, poland, germany, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
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System:   45%
    User:   37%
 
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Tapeheads
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of Ivan and Josh, two dim witted ex-security guards who love music videos. Out of work, with no job prospects, they form a music video production company. They soon learn the in's and out's of the business in LA and with some ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, clever ...
Plot: punk, buddies, music, irreverent, rise to the top, censorship, parody, chase, media satire, cult, showbiz, hip hop ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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System:   44%
    User:   53%
 
My Favorite Year
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Benjy Stone is the junior writer on the top rated variety/comedy show, in the mid 50s (the early years). Alan Swann, an Erol Flynn type actor with a drinking problem is to be that weeks guest star.
Style: humorous, witty, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: farce, television, gangster, swashbuckler, media satire, showbiz, gangsters, drinking, mentor, tv show, dialogue, redemption ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: usa
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System:   43%
    User:   45%
 
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The TV Set
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: clever, talky, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: nothing goes right, television, writers, media satire, showbiz, parody, suicide, pornography, tv show, addiction, artists and showbiz, farce ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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System:   42%
    User:   42%
 
The Sunshine Boys
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Lewis and Clark, aka The Sunshine Boys, were famous comedians during the vaudeville era, but off-stage they couldn't stand each other and haven't spoken in over 20 years of retirement. Willy Clark's nephew is the producer of a TV ...
Style: talky, clever, humorous, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: reunion, buddies, sarcasm, friendship, runaway, adaptation, dialogue, family, showbiz, unlikely friendships, mentor, greed ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1920s
Place: new jersey, new york, manhattan new york city
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System:   42%
    User:   37%
 

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