Movies like Garbage 2012

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Garbage (2012)
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Garbage (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two best friends, garbage truck drivers in Hollywood become celebrities overnight after they find Cuba Gooding Jr.’s Best Supporting Actor Oscar for JERRY MAGUIRE in the trash and suddenly their lives go topsy-turvy.
Style: feel good, humorous, light, captivating, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, overnight success, showbiz, working class, lifestyle, partners, odd couple, buddies, celebrity culture, once in a lifetime opportunity, ambition, life turned upside down, fame, garbage, friendship, friends, misfit, disorder, fish out of water, agent, celebrity, garbage truck, hollywood sign
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and feel good films with plots about artists and showbiz, lifestyle, showbiz, friends, disorder, ambition and hollywood mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Garbage: A True Story (2013), Trust Me (2013), She Wants Me (2012), Going Down in LA-LA Land (2011), Holyman Undercover (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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A True Story (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mike and Matt own nothing and share everything, including their life's work, a screenplay, which seems to be their only escape from the harsh reality that is the Hollywood machine.
Style: humorous, captivating, entertaining, light, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, ambition, showbiz, hollywood, buddies, friends, desire for fame, partners, writer's life, screenwriter, youth, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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Trust Me (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Trust Me follows flailing Hollywood agent Howard, who seemingly strikes gold after signing the next big child star. What results is an unexpected ride through the nasty inner workings of Hollywood, as Howard desperately tries to make it in an ...
Style: humorous, cynical, semi serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: starlet, showbiz, desire for fame, ambition, lifestyle, prodigy, youth, intrigue, rivalry, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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She Wants Me (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A neurotic writer working on his new film gets into a tricky situation when an A-list actress shows interest in the role intended for his girlfriend.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, light, sincere
Plot: hollywood, showbiz, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, ambition, unlikely couple, couples, once in a lifetime opportunity, fame, college, american dream, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Going Down in LA-LA Land (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Based on the novel by Andy Zeffer, "Going Down in LA-LA Land" is a riveting and uncensored look at Hollywood. It is a story that reveals how friendships sustain us and keep us going. It is a tale that reflects our celebrity-obsessed ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: gay, porn industry, male prostitute, friends, follow your dream, hollywood, fame, actor's life, ambition, lifestyle, desire for fame, starlet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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100%
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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, semi serious, feel good, light, captivating ...
Plot: tv show, hollywood, filmmaking, lifestyle, society, artists and showbiz, ambition, missionary, actor, fish out of water, tv star, fame ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
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87%
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, filmmaking, hopes, lifestyle, showbiz, fame, escapades, society, celebrity culture, hollywood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Pretty Bird (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A comic tale of three would-be entrepreneurs who set out to invent a rocket belt. The clash of their mismatched personalities soon dissolves the business into a morass of recriminations and retaliations, kidnapping, and murder in this parable of ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, americana, disorder, unemployment, dark humor, buddies, friends, partners, desire for fame, small town, ambition, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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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: semi serious, captivating, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: hollywood, musician, love triangle, celebrity culture, nightlife, desire for fame, lifestyle, ambition, music band, rising to stardom, infidelity, showbiz ...
Time: 70s, year 1972
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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81%
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The Kid & I (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Aaron Roman (Gores) is a teenager with cerebral palsy who dreams of starring in a big-time action movie. When his father (Mantegna) grants Aaron his wish for his 18th birthday, he experiences the reality a bit hard to manage.
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, semi autobiographical
Plot: hollywood, friendship, nothing goes right, partners, disability, buddies, odd couple, artists and showbiz, good versus evil, youth, friends, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, year 2005, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Where's Firuze? (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Turkey
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Having failed incredibly many times in attempts to find a big talent and to be rich, the two producers and their only two contracted singers struggle to clean their debts and make their dreams come true, no matter what happens. Being in a tight ...
Style: semi serious, witty, humorous, feel good, realistic
Plot: desire for fame, ambition, lifestyle, rising to stardom, musician's life, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, showbiz, fall in love, buddies, partners, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Freeloaders (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Slackers who live for free in a rock star's mansion find that their ride on the gravy train is coming to an end with the sale of their pal's residence.
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, captivating, porno movie
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, celebrity culture, buddies, life turned upside down, slacker, musician, disorder, friends, mansion, rock star, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Entourage (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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, feel good, cynical, not serious ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: hollywood, friendship, showbiz, rivalry, relationship vs career, celebrity, actor's life, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, movie star, desire for fame, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, ibiza, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Martin and Lewis (2002)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The story of the 10-year rocky relationship between Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sexy, sexual
Plot: rise and fall, desire for fame, actor's life, rising to stardom, ambition, friendship, rise to the top, celebrity culture, buddies, breakup, lifestyle, showbiz ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 60s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Jay and Silent Bob Get Irish: The Swearing O' the Green (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: You may see one show, but you haven't senn them all! Following on from the amazingly successful JAY AND SILENT BOB TEA BAGGING IN THE UK, Fast-talking, foul mouthed Jay and his "hetero life partner' Silent Bob return with their second ...
Style: not serious, humorous, feel good, realistic, talky ...
Plot: buddies, artists and showbiz, friendship, odd couple, misfit partners, partners, filmmaking, friends, disorder, profanity
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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The Passion (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: To avoid being sued, a film director reluctantly agrees to set up and direct the Good Friday celebrations in a small Tuscan town.
Style: semi serious, humorous, light, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: society, celebrity culture, disorder, religions or cults, lifestyle, nothing goes right, celebration, down on your luck, artists and showbiz, religion, director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Entourage (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: Film star Vince Chase navigates the vapid terrain of Los Angeles with a close circle of friends and his trusty agent.
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, realistic, talky ...
Plot: hollywood, actor, buddies, fame, friendship, producer, wealth, celebrity, actor's life, lifestyle, rising to stardom, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, beverly hills, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A kid from the Midwest moves out to Hollywood in order to follow in his parents footsteps -- and become a porn star.
Style: humorous, not serious, sexy, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, lifestyle, desire for fame, follow your dream, ambition, rising to stardom, showbiz, fish out of water, goofy hero, misfit, sexual relations, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, idaho
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Queen of the Lot (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An electronic ankle bracelet and being under house arrest aren't about to stop up-and-coming actress Maggie Chase (Tanna Frederick) from the two things she craves the most: real fame and true love. With more "Google points" than her ...
Style: talky, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Plot: actor's life, showbiz, bittersweet, paparazzi, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, love triangle, alcohol abuse, couples, unstoppable, blind ambition, follow your dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Hollywoo (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Sometimes, when you think you have it all, everything falls apart. That is exactly the story of Jeanne .Just when she is offered the chance to dub famous American actress Jennifer Marshall in a successful American TV Show and her salary is about to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: obsessive quest, actor's life, life turned upside down, fish out of water, showbiz, disorder, tv show, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, hollywood, media, strong female presence
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Loitering with Intent (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Fledgling screenwriters retreat to a quiet country manor to work on their script, but a constellation of needy characters produces constant interruptions.
Style: semi serious, humorous, emotional, light, captivating ...
Plot: friends, deadline, post traumatic stress disorder, family relations, ambition, actor's life, artists and showbiz, farm, disorder, gardener, house, actor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Brother's Justice (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Motivated by Box Office statistics, Dax Shepard has made a decision to leave comedy to pursue his dream of becoming an international Martial Arts action star.
Style: cynical, not serious, realistic, humorous, feel good ...
Plot: filmmaking, martial arts, hollywood, lifestyle, showbiz, actor's life, artists and showbiz, follow your dream, buddies, partners, silly humor, wrestling ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, best friends, ego clash, filmmaking, performer's life, rivalry, showbiz, criticism, screenwriter, magazine editor, friends, unsupportive friend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
30 Days Until I'm Famous (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Latina working in Los Angeles as a messenger is randomly discovered and fashioned into a pop music star.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: ambition, fall in love, musician's life, starting over, rising to stardom, romance, couples, celebrity culture, teenage life, wooing, teaching the ways of the world, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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2BPerfectlyHonest (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Business partners Frank and Josh go bankrupt after their dot-com start-up collapses before it goes online. Frank, a bachelor and broke, reluctantly moves back home to live with his parents while Josh, a hippie computer wiz who's married and has ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, clever
Plot: friends, friendship, disorder, couples, partners, love and romance, odd couple, lifestyle, infidelity, self discovery, nothing goes right, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
An American in Hollywood (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A talented young filmmaker from New York sets off to Los Angeles in pursuit of the Hollywood dream, only to discover through his relationship with a beautiful feisty young actress, that Hollywood is not all that it seems.
Style: realistic, semi serious, sincere, captivating, humorous
Plot: ambition, follow your dream, fall in love, hopes, love and romance, showbiz, buddies, filmmaking, friends, hollywood, artists and showbiz
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Lisa Picard Is Famous (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A documentarian decides to follow the career of New York actress Lisa Picard, believing she is on the brink of fame. Instead, he bears witness to Lisa's continued, humorous, struggles as an actress, as well as the conflict that arises when ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, cynical, witty, humorous ...
Plot: satire, rise to the top, ambition, desire for fame, actor's life, rising to stardom, workplace, best friends, love and romance, lifestyle, workplace romance, workplace situations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Why Stop Now? (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When a college piano prodigy tries to check his mother into rehab, he is taken hostage by her drug dealer and swept along on a wild adventure.
Style: humorous, captivating, light, emotional, semi serious ...
Plot: rehabilitation, family relations, dealer, lifestyle, drug dealing, student life, eccentric family, disorder, nothing goes right, partners, prodigy, pianist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
All Is Bright (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Two French Canadian ne’er-do-wells travel to New York City with a scheme to a get rich quick selling Christmas trees.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, captivating, realistic
Plot: criminal heroes, fish out of water, going straight, nothing goes right, reluctant partners, partners, odd couple, disorder, misfit, cons and scams, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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HairBrained (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A 14 year old genius gets rejected by Harvard and ends up at a much lower ranked school where he makes friends with a mature student.
Style: feel good, humorous, light, captivating, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, odd couple, friends, college life, prodigy, disorder, fish out of water, coming of age, youth, misfit, social misfits, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Stars 80 (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Die-hard fans of the 1980s, Vincent and Antoine run a company that supplies doubles of faded stars throughout the whole of France. What starts out as a promising business venture ends up as a calamity when Vincent and Antoine have over forty ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: ambition, performer's life, follow your dream, showbiz, escapades, lifestyle, against the odds, buddies, artists and showbiz, obsessive quest, once promising, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%