Movies and TV shows like Young Charlie Chaplin

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Young Charlie Chaplin (1989)
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Young Charlie Chaplin (1989)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 160 min.
TV show
Story: The early life of Cinema's first great comedic artist is portrayed. Young Charlie is a boy who is struggling in poverty with a mother who is losing her mind and a faithful brother. The film recounts his struggle to survive in these circumstances while striving to succeed in the theatre as a way out.
Style: silent film
Plot: survival, struggle, actor, theater, poverty, charlie chaplin, father son relationship, talent, rags to riches, stage, comedian, actor's life, pantomime, filmmaker, husband wife relationship, brother brother relationship, performance, showbiz
Place: london, britain

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Most similar movies to Young Charlie Chaplin

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, witty and light films and TV series with plots about showbiz, husband wife relationship, artists and showbiz, actor, actor's life, family relations and lifestyle mostly in Drama, Comedy and Biography genres. Some movies like Young Charlie Chaplin: Chaplin (1992), The Buddha of Suburbia (1993), Extras (2005), Smash (2012), Fortysomething (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: silent film, sentimental, serious, touching, emotional ...
Plot: rising to stardom, actor, actor's life, exile, hollywood, childhood, artists and showbiz, success, lifestyle, ambition, mccarthyism, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 90s, 70s, year 1972 ...
Place: london, england, california, switzerland
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95%
The Buddha of Suburbia (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 222 min.
TV show
Story: The Buddha of Suburbia is a 1993 British four-part television serial, directed by Roger Michell. Based on the novel of the same name by Hanif Kureishi, the programme starred Naveen Andrews as the main character, Karim Amir. The programme's ...
Style: sincere, witty, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: satire, immigrants, infidelity, suburbs, nudity (full frontal - brief), actor, racism, hippie, punk rock, arranged marriage, drugs/alcohol, self fulfillment ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe, new york
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71%
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Extras (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Andy Millman gave up his day job five years ago in the hope of achieving the big time, but he’s yet to land a speaking part, let alone saunter down the red carpet to pick up an Oscar. He remains optimistic however, as rubbing shoulders with the ...
Style: sitcom, witty, humorous, cynical, not serious ...
Plot: aspiring actor, actor's life, workplace, actor, desire for fame, popularity, unsuccessful, friendship, celebrity culture, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
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63%
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 17K
Smash (2012)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Smash is an American musical drama television series created by playwright Theresa Rebeck and developed by Robert Greenblatt for NBC. Steven Spielberg served as one of the executive producers. The series was broadcast in the US by NBC and produced ...
Style: stylized, captivating, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: showbiz, actor's life, producer, singer, actor, actress, starlet, rising to stardom, ambition, desire for fame, lifestyle, follow your dream ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Fortysomething (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Fortysomething is a 2003 British comedy-drama series, starring and directed by Hugh Laurie as Paul Slippery, a doctor facing a mid-life crisis. His wife Estelle is starting a new career as a headhunter. His three sons, Rory, a student at the ...
Style: semi serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family, middle aged man, midlife crisis, family relations, middle aged, family life, struggle, british humour, frustration, family problems, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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62%
The Real O'Neals (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A contemporary take on a seemingly perfect Catholic family, whose lives take an unexpected turn when surprising truths are revealed. Instead of ruining their family, the honesty triggers a new, messier chapter where everyone stops pretending to be ...
Style: sitcom, light, feel good, sincere, visually appealing ...
Audience: chick flick, family outing, boys' night
Plot: gay teenager, family, family relations, teenager, high school, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, father daughter relationship, brother sister relationship, catholic, parents and children, lgbt ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
A Chorus of Disapproval (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Guy Jones (Irons) moves to a small British town and joins the local amateur dramatics society as a way to meet people. However he soon finds the drama offstage far outweighs those onstage.
Style: sexual, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy
Plot: cons and scams, small town, homecoming, love and romance, contests and competitions, actor's life, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, lifestyle, couples, small town life, showbiz ...
Time: 80s
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56%
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A Bit of a Do (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A Bit of a Do is a British comedy drama series based on the books by David Nobbs. The show starred David Jason and was aired on ITV in 1989. It was made for the ITV network by Yorkshire Television. The show was set in a fictional Yorkshire town. ...
Plot: middle class, working class, affair, party, marital infidelity, brother in law brother in law relationship, adulterous husband, young couple, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, husband wife relationship, drunkenness ...
Place: northern england, yorkshire
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54%
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I Hate Suzie (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 280 min.
TV show
Story: Suzie Pickles, a star on the wane, has her whole life upended when her phone is hacked and a photo of her emerges in an extremely compromising position.
Style: depressing, live comedy, ironic, humorous
Plot: celebrity, sex scandal, mental health, star, actress, husband wife relationship, redemption, depression, creative block, showbiz, career, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Unscripted (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A behind-the-scenes look at a fictional sketch-comedy TV show.
Style: witty, realistic, semi serious, talky, humorous ...
Plot: tv show, workplace situations, showbiz, friendship, workplace problem, comedian, artists and showbiz, backstage, determination, renewed love, rivals, confrontation with superior ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Micawber (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 195 min.
TV show
Story: Micawber is a 2001 ITV comedy drama series starring David Jason. It was written by John Sullivan, based upon the character of Wilkins Micawber from Charles Dickens' novel David Copperfield, although the storylines were original. Sullivan had ...
Plot: homosexuality, snake, hunting, debt, trial, charles dickens, child, butler, striptease, nobility, optimism, play ...
Time: 1840s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Lost Empires (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 420 min.
TV show
Story: In 1913, young Richard Herncastle joins his Uncle Nick's magic act and is introduced to the enchanted world of the British music hall. Traveling from one city to the next, assisting at conjuring acts and disappearing acts, Richard comes to know ...
Plot: theater, showbiz, world war one, nephew, vaudeville, show business, uncle, entertainer, magician, coming of age
Time: 1910s, year 1914
Place: britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
National Treasure (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: Paul Finchley is a bona fide "national treasure", one half of a popular, long-running comedy double act. The famous comedian's world is thrown into chaos when he is accused of historic sexual abuse.
Style: twist ending, tense, suspense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: court, trial, comedian, family relations, sexual assault, actor, rape accusation, husband wife relationship, rape, bad guy wins, rapist, unhappy ending ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 170 min.
TV show
Story: The film, which chronicles Garland's life from her first public performance in 1924 until her death in 1969, is divided into two parts: the first part depicts her rise to fame in the 1930s, her descent into drugs, and her fall from grace in the ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: music, filmmaking, showbiz, actor's life, rising to stardom, ambition, lifestyle, addiction, celebrity culture, couple relations, family problems, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 1930s, 50s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: california, usa, manhattan new york city, london, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Life's Too Short (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Life's Too Short is a British sitcom mockumentary created and written by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant from an idea by Warwick Davis, and is as described by Gervais, about "the life of a showbiz dwarf".
Style: sitcom, humorous, witty, cynical, talky ...
Plot: dwarf, actor, physical appearance, agent, ambition, actor's life, lifestyle, fame, comedian, everyday life, career, dark humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Sound & Fury (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Brazil
TV show
Story: The lives of a Shakespearian theatre group and their personal struggles to organize the production of 'Hamlet'.
Plot: shakespeare's hamlet, theater, love, ghost, critic, death, sex, actor
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43%
 8.4
 160K
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, realistic, not serious, cynical ...
Plot: actor, hollywood, buddies, fame, friendship, producer, wealth, celebrity, lifestyle, actor's life, rising to stardom, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, beverly hills, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.4
 126K
Man on the Moon (1999)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Japan, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A film about the life and career of the eccentric avant-garde comedian, Andy Kaufman.
Style: offbeat, touching, tragicomedy, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: comedian, showbiz, tv show, prank, actor's life, rising to stardom, human spirit, fighting illness, celebrity culture, performer's life, rise and fall, dying ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1984, year 1985
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, memphis, the philippines ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Perfect Strangers (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 238 min.
TV show
Story: A darkly comic tale of a young man who comes face to face with his huge family - a variety of eccentrics, all of whom are hiding secrets from their pasts. At a family reunion Raymond is presented with a copy of the family tree and is absolutely ...
Style: emotional, serious, captivating, twists and turns, witty ...
Plot: family reunited, family relations, reunion, haunted by the past, uncover truth, dishonesty, family feud, estrangement, family gatherings, family life, hotel, family secret ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.4
 4K
Breeders (2020)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Breeders exposes the parental-paradox that it is possible, in the very same moment, to love your child to the horizon of the universe, while being apoplectically angry enough to want to send them there.
Style: humorous, funny, ironic, sweet, light
Plot: parenthood, family relations, husband wife relationship, children, mother, father, father son relationship, parents and children, wife husband relationship, school, parent grown child relationship, parenting ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Grafters (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 54 min.
TV show
Story: Grafters was a British drama–comedy programme originally broadcast in the UK on ITV from 27 October 1998 to 20 December 1999 for 16 episodes over two series. Grafters was based around the Purvis brothers Joe and Trevor, who along with their ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: couples, brother, construction worker, social differences, siblings relations, couple relations, workplace situations, social relations, family relations, unfulfillment, workplace, sibling relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Year in Provence (1993)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the 1989 best-selling memoir of the same name by Peter Mayle about his first year in Provence, and the local events and customs.
Plot: vineyard, wine, countryside, culture clash, comedy of manners, cultural difference
Place: provence, south of france, southern france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 7.4
 12K
Topsy-Turvy (1999)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History, Music, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 160 min.
Story: After their production "Princess Ida" meets with less-than-stunning reviews, the relationship between Gilbert and Sullivan is strained to breaking. Their friends and associates attempt to get the two to work together again, which opens the ...
Style: talky, witty, semi serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: rehearsal, theater, exhibition, drink, prostitute, cigar smoking, music, opera, partners, musician's life, artist, performance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1880s, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.3
 11K
Call My Agent! (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: TV mini-series about a French talent agency
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, light, captivating ...
Plot: actor's life, showbiz, celebrity culture, workplace, disorder, life turned upside down, workplace situations, rivalry, friendship, society, satire, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
Story: It’s 1958 Manhattan and Miriam “Midge” Maisel has everything she’s ever wanted - the perfect husband, kids, and Upper West Side apartment. But when her life suddenly takes a turn and Midge must start over, she discovers a previously unknown ...
Style: witty, feel good, captivating, atmospheric, uplifting
Plot: female protagonist, divorce, jewish family, comedian, career, judaism, stand up comedian, breakup, husband wife relationship, jewish, fashion, single mother ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.5
 6K
Crashing (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A standup comic discovers that his wife is unfaithful, leading him to reevaluate his life amidst the New York City comedy scene.
Style: not serious, light, humorous, funny, semi autobiographical
Plot: stand up comedian, stand-up comedian, adultery, friends, new life, starting over, performance, absurd humor, joke, comedian
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.6
 158
Prospects (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Prospects is a British television comedy drama series that was written by Alan Janes and originally shown on Channel 4 in 1986. Created by Euston Films who had a pedigree of producing successful, gritty drama such as The Sweeney and Minder, it ...
Plot: british, interracial friendship, black british, working class, unemployment, friendship, interracial relations, british humour
Place: east end london, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.1
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Love, Nina (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: Twenty years old and from Leicester, Nina moves to North London in 1982, to care for the two young boys of a working single mother, George, the editor of a London literary review.
Style: ironic, light, sincere, humorous
Plot: nanny, single mother, eccentric family, family relations, follow your dream, neighbor neighbor relationship, mischievous children, female protagonist, letter writing, autobiography, literary agent, bohemian
Time: 80s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Blonde (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia, Canada, USA
Duration: 165 min.
TV show
Story: A fictional biography of Marilyn Monroe mixed with series of real events in her life.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, contemplative
Plot: hollywood, rise and fall, showbiz, actor's life, ambition, historical figure, rising to stardom, desire for fame, filmmaking, starlet, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: 1930s, 50s, 60s, 1940s, 30s ...
Place: usa, maine, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%