Movies like Bollywood Calling

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Bollywood Calling (2001)
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Bollywood Calling (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: India
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An alcoholic, cancer-ridden American film-maker decides to produce a Bollywood movie.
Style: humorous, captivating, realistic, semi serious
Plot: filmmaking, actor's life, fish out of water, culture clash, misfit, society, showbiz, bollywood, love, film industry, wedding, artists and showbiz, unemployment, film within a film, parody, actor, satire, film producer, american abroad
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and captivating films with plots about artists and showbiz, filmmaking, showbiz, actor's life, society, love and romance and disorder mostly in Comedy, Drama and Music genres. Some movies like Bollywood Calling: My Name Is Fame (2006), All About Actresses (2009), Cowboys (2013), Oki's Movie (2010), Marigold (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
My Name Is Fame (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Fai, a talented actor who has won the Best New Artist of the Hong Kong Film Awards and always plays leading roles in television, is an arrogant guy who does not cherish the opportunities given to him. As he keeps on criticizing his co-workers, his ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, captivating
Plot: filmmaking, actor's life, ambition, couples, showbiz, artists and showbiz, hotshot hero, unsupportive coworkers, mentor, ex husband ex wife relationship, stuntman, job interview ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
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95%
All About Actresses (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: While shooting a documentary about all kinds of actresses, the director falls for one of them.
Style: semi serious, humorous, light, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: filmmaking, showbiz, lifestyle, celebrity culture, actor's life, midlife crisis, love and romance, actress, film producer, money, film within a film, humiliation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: india, france, paris france
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91%
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Cowboys (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Croatia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Six men, one woman (and her brother) come together with one goal - to make the play. It would be probably another common story that this theater group is composed of anti-heroes who float lost in time and space, in a town where it seems that the sun ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, light, feel good ...
Plot: theater, stage play, showbiz, homecoming, small town, culture clash, society, cowboy, rivalry, rules and policies, unfulfillment, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: croatia
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84%
 6.8
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Oki's Movie (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A love story between a middle aged professor, a young female student who prepares a movie and a student/filmmaker who drinks too much.
Style: captivating, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: love affair, couples, hopes, filmmaking, romance, college professor, society, fall in love, student, rivalry, artists and showbiz, mountain ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Marigold (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: USA, India
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film follows the story of Marigold Lexton, an American actress who gets stranded in Mumbai and lands a minor role in a Bollywood musical. She meets Prem, the film's choreographer, and undergoes a personal transformation as she experiences ...
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, opposites attract, showbiz, love triangle, looking for love, workplace romance, fall in love, love affair, bollywood, actor's life, artists and showbiz, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, asia, usa
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70%
Daddy Cool: Join the Fun (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 102 min.
Story: So, what can happen at a funeral? Even, if it's the funeral of Daddy Cool Douglas Lazarus? It's in Goa, tears, sad speeches, melancholia... right? Wrong! When... The coffin makers deliver the wrong body, all hell breaks loose in this witty ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, captivating, realistic
Plot: family relations, nothing goes right, family gatherings, disorder, funeral, love, death of father, bollywood, woman in a bikini, beach, coffin, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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, witty ...
Plot: actor's life, fame, filmmaking, coming of age, lifestyle, showbiz, celebrity culture, youth, artists and showbiz, parents and children, satire, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
James' Journey to Jerusalem (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 91 min.
Story: During his journey to Jerusalem young James learns the meaning of being Israeli.
Style: thought provoking, humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: friendship, change of luck, fish out of water, culture clash, society, boss and employee, wisdom of life, power relations, immigrants, racism, teaching the ways of the world, satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Whiskey with Vodka (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A renowned actor named Otto is the epitome of the problematic but beloved ladies man. Even when drunk he still knows more about filmmaking than does the amateur who is directing him in his latest movie. But what should the unreliable star do when a ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, contemplative, offbeat
Plot: love and romance, lifestyle, showbiz, troublemaker, alcohol abuse, actor's life, aging, artists and showbiz, drinking, drinking alcohol, actor, drunk ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
A Bunch of Amateurs (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Burt Reynolds stars as Jefferson Steel, a washed-up Hollywood action star desperate to revive his flagging career. When his sleazy agent signs him up for what he believes is a high-profile Royal Shakespeare Company production of King Lear at ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, entertaining, realistic
Plot: ambition, fish out of water, elderly, showbiz, culture clash, comedy of errors, one last chance, society, actor's life, theater, rehearsal, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Blockbuster (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 104 min.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: artists and showbiz, redemption, introspection, golden years, elderly, aging, filmmaking, bittersweet, actor's life, hopes, unfulfillment, film within a film
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Unscripted (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Story: Unscripted is the on going tales of three out of work actors navigating the rough terrain of Los Angeles. In a land where the universal word for actors is "No", Unscripted takes a look at these three kind souls just trying to survive. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, sexy ...
Plot: filmmaking, actor's life, showbiz, lifestyle, media, casting, aspiring actor, audition, hollywood, satire, media satire, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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57%
 5.8
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Almost Heaven (2005)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Music
Country: Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Style: humorous, captivating, semi serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: reggae, friendship, fish out of water, wrong place wrong time, disorder, artists and showbiz, cons and scams, female bonding, husband wife relationship, ambition, terminal illness, country music ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: jamaica, caribbean, nashville tennessee
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56%
 6.9
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2 States (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 149 min.
Story: This is a story about a romantic journey of a culturally opposite couple - Krish Malhotra and Ananya Swaminathan. They meet at the IIM-Ahmedabad College and during the program they fall in love. Complications arise after the program comes to an end ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: wedding, love, love affair, romance, family feud, culture clash, couples, society, family disapproval, meet the parents, family gatherings, bollywood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india, delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Love On The Cloud (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: China
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Romance gets complicated in modern-day Beijing.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: fall in love, love triangle, follow your dream, couples, ambition, showbiz, romance, best friends, love and romance, actor's life, filmmaking, artists and showbiz
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Rest is Silence (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In 1911-12, the Romanian movie director Grigore Brezianu and the financial tycoon Leon Popescu made together the 2 hours long movie "Romania's Independence" - an as faithful as possible screen adaptation of the real Independence War ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
Plot: filmmaking, film within a film, obsessive quest, ambition, career change, showbiz, society, director, blind ambition, artists and showbiz, hopes, state affairs ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: hungary, europe, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Velaiyilla Pattathari (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Raghuvaran, who is unemployed for years, gets his dream job but a powerful rival is keen to put him down. Can he take on his adversary?
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, psychological, realistic
Plot: unemployment, urban ghetto life, homecoming, fall in love, engineer, family relations, ransom, misfit, blackmail, life is a bitch, urban ghetto, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Loins of Punjab Presents (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: India
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A ruthless philantrophist. A bhangra rapper. An over-protected prodigy. A reckless actress. A lovelorn businessman. An entrepreneurial yogi. And a Loin King. Enter a roller-coaster world of seven strangers whose lives collide during a singing ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating, offbeat
Plot: immigrants, bollywood, ambition, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, contests and competitions, hotshot hero, hip hop culture, indian lead, music, hip hop, punjab ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, new jersey, usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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The Last Producer (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An old-time mogul struggles to reenter the club where power and money make the rules.
Style: semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous
Plot: hollywood, showbiz, one last chance, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, aging, betrayal, film industry, movie studio, profanity, film producer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, captivating, witty ...
Plot: friendship, ego clash, best friends, filmmaking, showbiz, performer's life, rivalry, criticism, screenwriter, magazine editor, indoor, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, hollywood, celebrity culture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Personal Tailor (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: China
Duration: 118 min.
Story: From the director of Back to 1942, Feng Xiaogang, comes PERSONAL TAILOR, one of the most unique films you'll see in this upcoming holiday season. Imagine a team that will sacrifice themselves for your dream at any cost -- but only if that dream ...
Style: cynical, humorous, semi serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: follow your dream, satire, dream come true, artists and showbiz, hopes, society, filmmaking, social differences, media, company
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
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50%
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, ambition, artists and showbiz, society, lifestyle, missionary, actor, fish out of water, fame, tv star ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
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48%
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The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: A star studded special written and directed by Peter Davison. With the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who about to film, the 'Classic' Doctors are keen to be involved. But do they manage it?
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: actor's life, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, showbiz, tv show, joke, actor playing himself, actor, doctor who
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Ramji Londonwaley (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Ramji Tiwari and his sister, Parvati, had their parents pass away at an early age. Ramji is a skilled cook, and is familiar with all aspects of vegetarian cooking. He arranges Parvati's marriage with the Mishra family, promises to pay a large ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, captivating, exciting
Plot: romance, culture clash, weakness, uneducated, fall in love, fish out of water, disorder, couples, guru, love and romance, opposites attract, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Marci X (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A Jewish-American Princess is forced to take control of a hard-core hip-hop record label and tries to rein the one of the label's most controversial rappers.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, controversial, witty ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: hip hop, interracial relations, unlikely couple, love and romance, lifestyle, opposites attract, artists and showbiz, tv show, media, music, showbiz, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After a talent scout spots her performing with her dog Boi at a charity gala, Sharpay Evans sets off for the bright lights of NYC, convinced instant fame and fortune are in the bag. But theatre's a dog-eat-dog world. Fortunately, Sharpay also ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: showbiz, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, desire for fame, love and romance, actor's life, follow your dream, rivalry, musician's life, disorder, fish out of water, pets ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Maestro (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Henry, a young actor, finds himself involved in a film by cinema superstar, Cédric Rovere. Charmed by his benevolence, feelings hitherto unknown are aroused, while Rovere, intrigued by Henry's dream, lives this shoot as an unexpected gift.
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: filmmaking, artists and showbiz, self discovery, actor, film within a film, love, jealousy, rivalry, friendship, actor's life, female director, countryside ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 5th century
Place: france, europe, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Only Decent People (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 86 min.
Story: David Samuels is from an intellectual Jewish family from the posh Amsterdam Old South, where he is often mistaken as Moroccan because of his dark hair. David is a remarkable man on a mission: to find a ghetto fabulous queen with great tits and thick ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, melancholic, captivating ...
Plot: interracial relations, fish out of water, obsessive quest, couples, social differences, meet the parents, escapades, disorder, love and romance, society, sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
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44%
The Queen of Spain (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 128 min.
Story: After her experiences in Nazi Germany, actress Macarena Granada traveled to Hollywood, where she became a star. In the 1950s, the diva returns to Francoist Spain to star a Hollywood blockbuster about Queen Isabella I of Castile. (A sequel to “The ...
Style: semi serious, light, captivating, entertaining, humorous ...
Plot: movie business, film within a film, filmmaking, play within film, actor's life, actress, showbiz, couple relations, movie actor, homesickness, political unrest, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: europe, spain
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44%