Movies like The Masterpiece

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The Masterpiece (2017)
 7.4
 114K
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, filmmaking, strange person, aspiring actor, making of, friendship between men, bigger dreams, film within a film, promise, jealousy, ends with biographical notes, director, nothing goes right, adaptation, unlikely friendships, loneliness, desire, socially awkward, love, dancing, car, friendship, sex scene, water ...
Time: year 1998, 1990s, 2000s, year 2003
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 melancholic films with plots about hollywood, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, actor, runaway, storytelling and mentor mostly in Drama, Comedy and Biography genres. Some movies like The Masterpiece: Bowfinger (1999), Ed Wood (1994), James Dean (2001), Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019), Living in Oblivion (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.4
 62K
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, feel good, witty, not serious, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, audition, parody, desire for fame, movie business, nothing goes right, ambition, lifestyle, showbiz, comedy of errors, accountant ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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100%
 7.9
 156K
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: gothic, humorous, sentimental, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: actor, friendship, hollywood, misfit, showbiz, transvestism, actress, filmmaking, desire for fame, ambition, depression, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 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: serious, clever, realistic, sentimental
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, actor, teenage life, addiction, unfulfillment, celebrity culture, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, life is a bitch, rise and fall ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: usa, malibu california, santa monica california, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA, China
Duration: 161 min.
Story: A faded TV actor and his stunt double embark on an odyssey to make a name for themselves in the film industry during the Helter Skelter reign of terror in 1969 Los Angeles.
Style: based on true events, exciting, entertaining, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: hollywood, struggling actor, aspiring actor, tv star, planned murder, male friendship, drinking, filmmaking, cult, murder, death, homoerotic ...
Time: year 1969, 1960s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Living in Oblivion (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nick is the director of a low-budget indie film. He tries to keep everything together as his production is plagued with an insecure actress, a megalomaniac star, a pretentious, beret-wearing director of photography and lousy catering. Divided in ...
Style: surreal, humorous, semi serious, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: filmmaking, filmmaker, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, friends, lifestyle, actor's life, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, film within a film, dwarf, actor, character study ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, light, suspense ...
Plot: hollywood, friendship, rise to the top, desire for fame, rivalry, ambition, celebrity culture, rich and poor, artists and showbiz, movie business, film industry, filmmaking ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.6
 49K
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, emotional, touching, factual ...
Plot: actor, rising to stardom, silent film, actor's life, exile, childhood, artists and showbiz, success, ambition, lifestyle, hollywood, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1940s, 1960s, 1930s ...
Place: london, switzerland, england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.7
 358
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, sincere, atmospheric, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: unfulfillment, hopes, artists and showbiz, ambition, friends, hollywood, lifestyle, actor's life, introspection, friendship, homosexuality, gay lead character ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: witty, realistic, humorous, melancholic, biting ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, movie business, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, showbiz, midlife crisis, workplace situations, disagreement, workplace, father daughter relationship, agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cannes, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.8
 19K
State and Main (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Hollywood Film unit invades a small Vermont town leading to wholesale abandonment of values and virtue. A smart, warm and funny movie - and not just for movie buffs. Tagline: When a film crew came to Waterford, Vermont - They Shot First And Asked ...
Style: talky, humorous, feel good, realistic, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, filmmaking, amateur theater, lifestyle, love and romance, americana, small town life, movie business, showbiz, disorder, artists and showbiz, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.6
 72K
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: sexy, humorous, cynical, feel good, not serious ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: hollywood, friendship, rivalry, alcohol, show business, showbiz, relationship vs career, celebrity, artists and showbiz, actor's life, celebrity culture, movie star ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, spain, ibiza ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: humorous, touching, sentimental, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: hollywood, mother daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, rehabilitation, filmmaking, addiction, drug abuse, parents and children, family problems, drug addict, life is a bitch, self discovery ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: filmmaking, movie star, showgirl, actor's life, celebrity, crumbling relationship, drinking problem, ambition, fame, hot and sexy, nervous breakdown, showbiz ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, california, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.3
 70K
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: realistic, feel good, entertaining, sexy, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: actor, party, swinger, hollywood, starting over, friendship, buddies, friends, clubbing, dating, machismo, comedian ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, las vegas, usa, kindergarten, wisconsin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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: humorous, witty, semi serious, dark humor, talky ...
Plot: filmmaking, showbiz, writing, screenwriter, money, mistress, lifestyle, moral dilemma, artists and showbiz, writer's life, unfulfillment, media satire ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.0
 435
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: media, politics, campaign, artists and showbiz, blind ambition, contests and competitions, unfulfillment, couple relations, rise to the top, athlete's life, legends and myths, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, austria, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.2
 36K
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, sincere, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, porn actress, porn star, golden age of porn, redemption, lifestyle, actor's life, filmmaking, life is a bitch, porn, artists and showbiz, exploit ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 2002, year 1970
Place: usa, malibu california, florida, new jersey, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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: cynical, humorous, witty, clever, tragicomedy ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, transvestism, office, artists and showbiz, goofy hero, columnist, couples, disorder, showbiz, anti conformity, actor's life ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: realistic, serious
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, relationship vs career, artists and showbiz, actor's life, alcohol abuse, ambition, couples, screenwriter, boss, rain, reporter ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: california, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.8
 68K
Hitchcock (2012)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
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, suspense, captivating, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, filmmaking, showbiz, director, talented, love and romance, couple relations, wife husband relationship, dreams, artists and showbiz, censorship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, year 1944, year 1959 ...
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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, psychological, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: hollywood, drug abuse, addiction, showbiz, misfit, love triangle, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch, love and romance, friends, friendship, filmmaking ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.3
 23K
Celebrity (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The career and personal life of writer Lee are at a standstill, so he divorces his bashful wife, Robin, and dives into a new job as an entertainment journalist. His assignments take him to the swankiest corners of Manhattan, but as he jumps from one ...
Style: witty, cynical, stylized, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: filmmaking, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, ambition, showbiz, lifestyle, celebrity culture, spectacle, writing, greed, loneliness, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, atlantic city new jersey, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.9
 216K
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: sentimental, light, colourful, touching, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: actor, hollywood, ambition, actor's life, love and romance, silent film, dog, movie star, actress, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, showbiz ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s, 1950s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Anywhere But Here (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In this adaptation of the Mona Simpson novel, single mother Adele August is bad with money, and even worse when it comes to making decisions. Her straight-laced daughter, Ann, is a successful high school student with Ivy League aspirations. When ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, audition, hollywood, dream, teen angst, small town, hopes, parents and children, love and romance, small town life, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1995
Place: california, los angeles, usa, wisconsin, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: feel good, humorous, touching, clever, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, self discovery, research, shopping, job interview, movie star, introspection, on the road, abandoned, couples, friends, latinos ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: transvestism, celebrity culture, rising to stardom, unfulfilled love, artists and showbiz, follow your dream, city life, down on your luck, fall in love, love and romance, human spirit, nightlife ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.4
 405
Cannes Man (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Film producer Sy Lerner makes a bet with a fellow film executive that he can turn any nobody into a star at the Cannes Film Festival. A New York cab driver who is visiting the festival is chosen as the test subject to settle the bet and Sy uses his ...
Style: realistic, clever, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: filmmaking, parody, rise to the top, media satire, celebrity culture, cons and scams, artists and showbiz, disorder, ambition, desire for fame, farce, showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, usa, europe, new york, beverly hills ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: business trip, nothing goes right, escapades, on the road, disorder, comedy of errors, bullying, tear gas, marathon, company, man undressing, singing in a car ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe, st. louis missouri, hamburg germany, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: clever, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: hollywood, coming of age, chase, friendship, on the road, beach, party, summer, tattoo, calendar, marijuana, obsession ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
My Life's in Turnaround (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Two Manhattan slackers want to make a movie about their lives. One drives a cab, the other tends bar; neither has a clue how to make a movie. Things look up when real-life actors Phoebe Cates and Martha Plimpton agree to star in the project.
Style: offbeat, feel good, semi serious, witty, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: bar, friendship, taxi, filmmaking, ambition, voyeurism, underdog, love affair, looking for love, couples, lifestyle, showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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