Movies like Punching the Clown

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Punching the Clown (2009)
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Punching the Clown (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A satirical songwriter comes to Los Angeles and puts his life's work in jeopardy.
Style: humorous, satirical, captivating, entertaining, sincere, touching, realistic, not serious
Plot: mistaken identity, showbiz, ambition, media, rising to stardom, farce, overnight success, musician's life, music, satire, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, lifestyle, disorder, comedy of errors, radio dj, celebrity culture, down on your luck, media satire, change of luck, folk, comedian
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, not serious and captivating films with plots about artists and showbiz, showbiz, lifestyle, ambition, celebrity culture, hollywood and disorder mostly in Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Punching the Clown: The Best and the Brightest (2010), Not Another Not Another Movie (2011), A True Story (2013), Herpes Boy (2009), For Your Consideration (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselhoff (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Time to hassle the Hoff at the rudest, raunchiest television event of the year--The Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselhoff. From running in slo-mo on the beach to inspiring Germany with the power of cheesy pop--it's almost too easy.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating
Plot: actor's life, celebrity culture, rising to stardom, relationship vs career, showbiz, ambition, couples, performer's life, artists and showbiz, media satire, friends
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Best and the Brightest (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Set in the world of New York City's elite private kindergartens, The Best and the Brightest centers on a fresh-faced young couple, Samantha and Jeff, who have only recently moved into town. The comedy centers on their dawning realization of the ...
Style: witty, humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: farce, kindergarten, obsession, couple relations, disorder, blind ambition, parents and children, mistaken identity, dishonesty, ambition, hidden identity, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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Not Another Not Another Movie (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In this non- stop hilarious ride we follow a struggling Movie Studio that is willing to do anything to make a buck even if it means ruining its reputation, and running the Movie Industry into the ground. This film has everything that an audience ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, witty, ironic ...
Plot: filmmaking, satire, showbiz, media satire, artists and showbiz, media, disorder, blind ambition, unfulfillment, downfall, ambition, silly humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Tracey Ullman in the Trailer Tales (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Tracey Ullman's comedy special features the one-and-only 'Ruby Romaine'--the memorable character from HBO's 'Tracey Takes On.' After an illustrious career, veteran Hollywood makeup artist Ruby has decided to call it ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, parody, talky
Plot: hollywood, artists and showbiz, showbiz, strong female presence, lifestyle, storytelling, celebrity, television, makeup artist, alcohol, makeover, trailer
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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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, biting ...
Audience: student film
Plot: friendship, ambition, friends, buddies, showbiz, hollywood, partners, writer's life, desire for fame, love, screenwriter, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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81%
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Herpes Boy (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A social outcast with a facial birthmark finds his world flipped upside down after he posts videos of his quirky life onto the Internet and becomes an unwilling cyber-celebrity.
Style: humorous, light, captivating, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: overnight success, misfit, ambition, dull life, family relations, computers and web, celebrity culture, suburbs, youth, viral video, internet video, internet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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, feel good, entertaining, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, lifestyle, follow your dream, rising to stardom, desire for fame, ambition, fish out of water, showbiz, misfit, goofy hero, sexual relations, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: idaho, los angeles, usa, california
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For Your Consideration (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three actors learn that their respective performances in the film "Home for Purim," a drama set in the mid-1940s American South, are generating award-season buzz.
Style: humorous, not serious, parody, entertaining, talky ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, film within a film, rising to stardom, showbiz, ambition, satire, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, actor's life, dysfunctional family, thanksgiving ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1940s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Aries Spears: Hollywood, Look I'm Smiling (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 64 min.
Story: Hollywood, Look I m Smiling is a laugh-out-loud and insightful comedy concert starring Mad TV s break-out star Aries Spears. Spears is in rare form as he tackles controversial topics such as political correctness , the Hollywood establishment and ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious
Plot: society, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, showbiz, interracial relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Dave Chappelle: For What It's Worth (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Comedian Dave Chappelle does what he does best in this outrageous and hilarious standup performance, which allows him to push the envelope far beyond what he does on his TV show. Taped in San Francisco at the famed Fillmore, Chappelle lets loose on ...
Style: not serious, talky, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Plot: racism, disorder, injustice, battle of the sexes, rising to stardom, media, lifestyle, society, performer's life, interracial relations, celebrity, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Twenty-three years after the release of the original Beatles mockumentary, 'The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash', famous artists, actors and musicians speak out on how The Rutles influenced them.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, parody, cynical ...
Plot: rise and fall, artists and showbiz, friends, music band, music, workplace, unfulfillment, ambition, journalism, musician's life, desire for fame, performer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Gangsta Rap: The Glockumentary (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The hardest group you've never heard of is back. Gangsta Rap is a mockumentary based on a group of over the hill gangster rappers (circa NWA), trying to make a comeback. Its a hilarious look at the soft underbelly of hard core hip hop.
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, parody, captivating ...
Plot: hip hop, profanity, showbiz, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, musician's life, friends, buddies, music band, silly humor, celebrity culture, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles
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64%
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The Blackout (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A rag tag band of idiots on the verge of signing a recording contract is sandbagged by their lead singer, Chas Knopfler, into throwing the mother of all parties the night before they embark on a world tour. Eddie Mesmer, the rhythm guitarist, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: drug abuse, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, rising to stardom, musician's life, music band, ambition, friends, celebrity culture, sexual relations, student life, masturbation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Dirty Movie (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An outrageous cut-rate producer, Charlie LaRue (Christopher Meloni) is about to fulfill his lifelong dream to make a movie about the most offensive, dirtiest jokes ever told.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, light, realistic
Plot: follow your dream, ambition, filmmaking, buddies, farce, disorder, nudity (full frontal - brief), film within a film, media, friends, silly humor, masturbation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Nobody Knows Anything! (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An aspiring filmmaker learns that success in Hollywood doesn't come as easy as she suspected as she attempts to discover the formula to success. When the guidance of her helpful has-been uncle fails to pave the way, Sarah Wilder must seek the ...
Style: not serious, humorous, witty, feel good, melancholic ...
Plot: hollywood, lawyer, media satire, showbiz, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, media, lifestyle, actor's life, satire, grocery store, mayor ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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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: showbiz, hollywood, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, unlikely couple, ambition, couples, once in a lifetime opportunity, fame, college, love, american dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, new york
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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, fish out of water, life turned upside down, showbiz, artists and showbiz, tv show, disorder, celebrity culture, hollywood, strong female presence, media
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Authors Anonymous (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a dysfunctional group of unpublished writers accept Hannah into their fold, the last thing they expect is her overnight success. Can these lovable misfits achieve their artistic dreams and avoid killing one another in the process?
Style: humorous, light, feel good, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: rivalry, overnight success, writer's life, follow your dream, ambition, misfit, couples, friendship, hopes, social misfits, artists and showbiz, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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 ⇓
54%
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Fat Actress (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Fat Actress is an American sitcom television series starring Kirstie Alley. It aired on Showtime in the United States in the spring of 2005, on Movie Central in Western Canada, The Movie Network in Eastern Canada, FX in the UK, Network Ten in ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, witty, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: satire, showbiz, physical appearance, media satire, artists and showbiz, actor's life, lifestyle, celebrity culture, hollywood, media, hypocrisy, comeback ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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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, captivating, light ...
Plot: tv show, hollywood, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, ambition, society, lifestyle, missionary, actor, fish out of water, nightclub, fame ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Finishing the Game: The Search for a New Bruce Lee (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: In 1973, martial arts great Bruce Lee died, his final film, Game of Death, left unfinished. With the public hungry for more Lee, movie execs decide to find a replacement. This outrageous satire looks at the entire process, from the oddball ...
Style: parody, not serious, humorous, witty, realistic
Plot: martial arts, rise and fall, rising to stardom, actor's life, filmmaking, against the odds, tv show, showbiz, tragic hero, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, contests and competitions ...
Time: 70s
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Chelsea Peretti: One of the Greats (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Standup special filmed live at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.
Style: humorous, talky, witty, captivating, not serious ...
Plot: artists and showbiz, performer's life, dark humor, society, silly humor, stand up special, female comedian
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: starting over, musician's life, rising to stardom, fall in love, ambition, romance, couples, showbiz, teaching the ways of the world, wooing, celebrity culture, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Rock Slyde (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Between trying to get Judy Bee (Elaine Hendrix) back and tracking down a sexy client's stalker, droll Det. Rock Slyde (Patrick Warburton) has his hands full in this comedy that also stars Rena Sofer and includes cameos by Jason Alexander, Brian ...
Style: humorous, not serious, captivating, entertaining, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, private detective, disorder, femme fatale, dishonesty, crimes, riddles and clues, religious cult, mind control, power relations, sexual content, farce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Pauly Shore Is Dead (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Hollywood comedian/actor Pauly Shore loses everything: his house, nobody in Hollywood wants to represent him, he moves back home with his mom and is now parking cars at the Comedy Store. Then one night when he's up in his mom's loft, a ...
Style: humorous, satirical, absurd, surreal, stylized ...
Plot: actor's life, showbiz, filmmaking, dark humor, disorder, nothing goes right, ghost, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, cons and scams, death, faked suicide ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, france, europe, paris france, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Film Crew: Hollywood After Dark (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The Film Crew gives a commentary track to Walk the Angry Beach (1968), aka Hollywood After Dark, featuring Rue McClanahan as a stripper. Beloved, sassy Golden Girl Rue McClanahan stars as an unbeloved, depressive stripper who wants to become a ...
Style: parody, not serious, realistic, atmospheric, humorous ...
Plot: ambition, desire for fame, satire, filmmaking, showbiz, actor's life, lifestyle, hollywood, media satire, dancer's life, artists and showbiz, cotton candy ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: humorous, not serious, realistic, captivating, porno movie
Plot: lifestyle, friendship, celebrity culture, life turned upside down, buddies, slacker, musician, friends, disorder, rock star, mansion, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Happy Life (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: New York Tunez, an all techno record store, is going under. The owner, Keith, a down and out trance DJ, struggles to cope with the changing cultural climate. In a final effort to save the store he organizes a rave. Unfortunately, 2009 is a far cry ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sincere, humorous, funny ...
Plot: rave, lifestyle, introspection, store, nightlife, city life, clubbing, music, satire, humour, business, social problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Groove Tube (1974)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Chevy Chase makes his film debut in this riotous collection of live skits. Directed by Ken Shapiro and featuring Chase, Richard Belzer and others, The Groove Tube mocks TV Land and its trappings by spoofing kids' shows -- from a ...
Style: parody, humorous, not serious, witty, clever ...
Plot: tv show, culture clash, showbiz, rising to stardom, contests and competitions, buddies, lifestyle, rise and fall, actor's life, artists and showbiz, ambition, sexual relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, kentucky, new york
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