Movies like The Masterpiece

If you like "The Masterpiece" you are looking for based on true events, light and humorous movies about / with ambition, hollywood, strange person, filmmaking, making of, aspiring actor and friendship between men themes of Biography, Comedy and Drama genre shot in USA.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
The Masterpiece (2017)
 7.4
 101K
The Masterpiece (2017)
Original name: The Disaster Artist
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An aspiring actor in Hollywood meets an enigmatic stranger by the name of Tommy Wiseau, the meeting leads the actor down a path nobody could have predicted; creating the worst movie ever made.
Style: based on true events, light, humorous, feel good, talky
Plot: ambition, hollywood, strange person, filmmaking, making of, aspiring actor, friendship between men, film within a film, bigger dreams, promise, unlikely friendships, nothing goes right, adaptation, director, ends with biographical notes, jealousy, loneliness, desire, socially awkward, friendship, actor, audition, anger, watching a movie, mercedes ...
Time: year 2003, year 1998, 2000s, 1990s
Place: california, san francisco

Most similar movies to The Masterpiece

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, clever, humorous and talky films with plots about hollywood, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, dialogue, mentor, storytelling and actor mostly in Drama, Comedy and Biography genres. Some movies like The Masterpiece: Ed Wood (1994), Bowfinger (1999), James Dean (2001), Sal (2011), Postcards from the Edge (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.9
 154K
Ed Wood (1994)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The mostly true story of the legendary "worst director of all time", who, with the help of his strange friends, filmed countless B-movies without ever becoming famous or successful.
Style: offbeat, gothic, humorous, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: actor, transvestism, friendship, showbiz, celebrity, taxi, drug addict, morphine, handgun, theremin, filmmaking, hollywood ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.4
 61K
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: humorous, witty, feel good, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, parody, accountant, farce, audition, twins, comedy of errors, movie business, cult, celebrity culture, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 7.4
 5K
James Dean (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The man behind the legend and a knowing look at the 1950's Hollywood are revealed in this dynamic bioepic of the meteoric star whose troubled life echoed his gut-grabbing performances in East of Eden, Rebel Without A Cause and Giant.
Style: clever, serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, actor's life, tragic hero, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, ambition, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, prodigy, desire for fame, rise and fall ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: usa, malibu california, santa monica california, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.6
 354
Sal (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: James Franco's Sal chronicles the final hours of the life of actor Sal Mineo, one-time teen idol and star of the blockbuster films Rebel Without a Cause and Exodus.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: hollywood, actor's life, ambition, homosexuality, artists and showbiz, hopes, introspection, friendship, unfulfillment, friends, lifestyle, stabbing ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Movie in collections
Postcards from the Edge (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Substance-addicted Hollywood actress Suzanne Vale is on the skids. After a spell at a detox centre her film company insists as a condition of continuing to employ her that she live with her mother Doris Mann, herself once a star and now a champion ...
Style: talky, clever, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: hollywood, dysfunctional family, rehabilitation, filmmaking, addiction, overdose, actor's life, drug abuse, self discovery, couple relations, parents and children, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.4
 5K
S.O.B. (1981)
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, tragicomedy, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, transvestism, actor's life, showbiz, office, artists and showbiz, goofy hero, couples, disorder, columnist, pornography ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.6
 70K
Entourage (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Movie star Vincent Chase, together with his boys, Eric, Turtle and Johnny, are back…and back in business with super agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold. Some of their ambitions have changed, but the bond between them remains strong as they navigate ...
Style: not serious, humorous, sexy, realistic, witty ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: friendship, hollywood, alcohol, rivalry, womanizer, nightclub, financier, buddies, celebrity, show business, aspiring actor, movie star ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, italy, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.6
 48K
Chaplin (1992)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, Italy, Japan, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: With the use of flashback, an elderly Charlie Chaplin discusses his autobiography with his editor, who urges him to be more vulnerable and emotionally honest with his memoirs while journeying through his poverty-stricken childhood, closest ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: actor, actor's life, rising to stardom, success, star, mccarthyism, showbiz, filmmaking, exile, communism, director, comedian ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 1960s ...
Place: london, switzerland, england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Movie in collections
What Just Happened (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: During the course of an ordinary week in Hollywood, movie producer Ben (Robert De Niro) must navigate his way through shark-infested waters as he struggles to complete his latest projects. A demanding studio boss (Catherine Keener) demands extensive ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever, witty ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, movie business, midlife crisis, agent, showbiz, drugs/alcohol, divorce, artists and showbiz, workplace, media, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cannes, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.0
 432
See Arnold Run (2005)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This biographical docu-drama alternates between two parallel threads in the life of Arnold Schwarzenegger: his formative early years as the repeat winner of the Mr. Olympia body-building championship; and his modern foray into the world of politics, ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: campaign, politics, media, actor's life, head of state, hollywood, leadership, rise and fall, rise to the top, political intrigue, relationship vs career, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, austria, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
My Week with Marilyn (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sir Laurence Olivier is making a movie in London. Young Colin Clark, an eager film student, wants to be involved and he navigates himself a job on the set. When film star Marilyn Monroe arrives for the start of shooting, all of London is excited to ...
Style: sentimental, factual, melancholic, romantic, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: star, movie star, filmmaking, showgirl, actor's life, celebrity, historical figure, artists and showbiz, showbiz, ambition, escape from reality, cultural icon ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: england, europe, california, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Big Picture (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Hollywood beckons for recent film school grad Nick Chapman, who is out to capitalize on the momentum from his national award-winning student film. Studio executive Allen Habel seduces Nick with a dream deal to make his first feature, but once ...
Style: witty, clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: hollywood, friendship, desire for fame, romance, rise to the top, innocence lost, rich and poor, celebrity culture, showbiz, ambition, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.8
 9K
Hurlyburly (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Based on a play by David Rabe, Hurlyburly is about the intersecting lives of several Hollywood players and wannabes, whose dysfunctional personal lives are more interesting than anything they're peddling to the studios.
Style: talky, clever, semi serious, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: hollywood, addiction, drug abuse, drugs/alcohol, friendship, life is a bitch, buddies, love triangle, showbiz, filmmaking, friends, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.3
 69K
Swingers (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This is a story about Mike, a guy who left his girl in New York when he came to LA to be a star. It's been six months since his girlfriend left him and he's not doing so good. So, his pal and some other friends try and get him back in the ...
Style: clever, talky, realistic, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: actor, friendship, following someone, hollywood, producer, swinger, name calling, stuffed animal, aspiring actor, drink, machismo, self esteem ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, usa, kindergarten, wisconsin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.4
 2K
Mistress (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A comedy about a screenwriter (Wuhl) whose old movie script is read by a producer (Landau) and the search for financial backers begins. But it seems that each money source (Aiello, DeNiro, Wallach) has his own mistress that he wants put into the ...
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, realistic, biting ...
Plot: showbiz, money, mistress, writing, screenwriter, filmmaking, media satire, hollywood, artists and showbiz, writer's life, media, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Calendar Girl (1993)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Like many adolescent boys, Roy Darpinian had the hots for movie divas, and one in particular was his wet dream as half of America's in the 1950s: Marilyn Monroe. The difference is, one summer holiday he actually decided to enlist his spineless ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: hollywood, coming of age, on the road, summer, party, beach, calendar, marijuana, tattoo, friendship, chase, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Unfinished Business (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A hard-working small business owner and his two associates travel to Europe to close the most important deal of their lives. But what began as a routine business trip goes off the rails in every imaginable – and unimaginable – way, including ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, melancholic ...
Plot: nothing goes right, business trip, on the road, comedy of errors, disorder, escapades, bullying, company, businessman, handshake, singing in a car, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe, hamburg germany, st. louis missouri, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.9
 211K
The Artist (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Hollywood, 1927: As silent movie star George Valentin wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion, he sparks with Peppy Miller, a young dancer set for a big break.
Style: feel good, stylized, sentimental, clever, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: actor, ambition, hollywood, dog, love and romance, actor's life, movie star, flapper, marquee, silent film, filmmaking, french ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s, 1950s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
W.C. Fields and Me (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Film biography of actor-comedian W.C. Fields, concentrating on his years in Hollywood and his relationship with aspiring actress Caroltta Monti.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, actor's life, artists and showbiz, alcohol abuse, relationship vs career, ambition, couples, great depression, dog, typewriter, reporter ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: california, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.7
 1K
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexual, captivating ...
Plot: hollywood, musician, strong sexual content, desire for fame, celebrity culture, one day, showbiz, ambition, love and romance, artists and showbiz, actor's life, music band ...
Time: 70s, year 1972
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
10 Items or Less (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An actor who is considering the role of a supermarket manager arrives at a grocery store on the outskirts of Los Angeles to do some field research. He subsequently becomes stranded, without a car or cell phone, and accepts a ride home with Scarlet, ...
Style: clever, feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, introspection, self discovery, job interview, movie star, shopping, research, friends, on the road, consumerism, hollywood, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.6
 48K
The Player (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one?
Style: clever, cynical, witty, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: hollywood, blackmail, murder, death threat, screenwriter, police investigation, filmmaking, agent, enemy, protagonist as suspect, rise to the top, mistaken identity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, pasadena california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.2
 1K
Valentino (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In 1926 the tragic and untimely death of a silent screen actor caused female moviegoers to riot in the streets and in some cases to commit suicide...
Style: serious, offbeat, realistic, stylized
Plot: hollywood, movie star, filmmaking, romance, athlete's life, rise and fall, lover, historical figure, fame, rising to stardom, prison, human spirit ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 1910s, year 1919
Place: california, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 67K
Hitchcock (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Hitchcock follows the relationship between director Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma Reville during the making of his most famous film "Psycho" - and the trials and tribulations the director faced from Hollywood censors.
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: showbiz, obsession, hollywood, filmmaking, director, jealousy, couple relations, movie business, wife husband relationship, artists and showbiz, marriage, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, year 1959, 1950s ...
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.2
 35K
Lovelace (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Story of Linda Lovelace, who is used and abused by the porn industry at the behest of her coercive husband, before taking control of her life.
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, captivating, based on true events ...
Plot: sexual abuse, porn actress, strong sexual content, filmmaking, life is a bitch, redemption, actor's life, innocence lost, artists and showbiz, sex, porn, exploit ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 2002, year 1970
Place: usa, malibu california, florida, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Maps to the Stars (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Driven by an intense need for fame and validation, members of a dysfunctional Hollywood family are chasing celebrity, one another and the relentless ghosts of their pasts.
Style: dark humor, disturbing, cynical, biting, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, hollywood, sex, mental illness, aspiring actor, therapy, fire, ghost, suicide, actress, wedding ring, narcissism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Somebody to Love (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mercedes is a taxi dancer who wants to be an actress. She's involved with the married Harry, who considers himself a respected actor. Ernesto is in love with Mercedes, but he doesn't dance or have money.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: transvestism, actor's life, rising to stardom, self discovery, hollywood, romance, friendship, urban, social differences, unfulfilled love, celebrity culture, nightlife ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty
Plot: hollywood, showbiz, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, betrayal, aging, dishonesty, one last chance, film industry, father in law son in law relationship, movie studio
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Barbarians at the Gate (1993)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A television movie based upon the book by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar, about the leveraged buyout (LBO) of RJR Nabisco.
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: dinner party, contests and competitions, rise to the top, uninhibited rivalry, boss and employee, workplace situations, fighting the system, ambition, workplace, dishonesty, media, misfit ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlanta georgia, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.1
 185K
The Intern (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker has discovered that retirement isn't all it's cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin.
Style: feel good, humorous, sweet, light, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: workplace, elderly, workplace situations, family, intern, mentor, fashion, unlikely friendships, life philosophy, destiny, stereotypes, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%