Movies like The Late Shift

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The Late Shift (1996)
 6.9
 3K
The Late Shift (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: David Letterman vies with Jay Leno and his manager to succeed Johnny Carson, retiring from "The Tonight Show."
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky, clever, biting
Plot: rivalry, contests and competitions, ambition, artists and showbiz, media, tv show, showbiz, late night, media satire, television show, television, comedian, show business, talk show host, negotiation, retiring, ratings, ego clash, golden years, business, swearing, beach, retirement, dialogue driven, manager ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1991, 1990s, year 1992
Place: usa, new york

Most similar movies to The Late Shift

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and witty films with plots about artists and showbiz, showbiz, media satire, media, ambition, culture clash and redemption mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Late Shift: Celebrity (1998), Lisa Picard Is Famous (2000), Mistress (1992), Live! (2007), The Final Curtain (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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 ⇓
95%
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: offbeat, sexual, cynical, talky, witty ...
Plot: media satire, desire for fame, lifestyle, actor's life, gender, showbiz, workplace situations, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, rise to the top, gays and lesbians, rising to stardom ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 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 ⇓
84%
 5.9
 5K
Live! (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A mockumentary following an ambitious TV network executive trying to produce a controversial reality show where contestants play Russian Roulette
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, witty, clever ...
Plot: russian roulette, ratings, human nature, showbiz, tv show, extreme sport, filmmaking, rivalry, artists and showbiz, contests and competitions, media satire, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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The Final Curtain (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The Final Curtain is a British film from 2002 directed by Patrick Harkins and starring Peter O'Toole. It tells the story of J. J. Curtis, ageing gameshow host played by O'Toole, who hires novelist Jonathan Stitch (Adrian Lester) to pen his ...
Style: realistic, biting, dark humor, cynical, witty ...
Plot: rivalry, blind ambition, media satire, contests and competitions, artists and showbiz, uninhibited rivalry, workplace, ambition, tv show, drugs/alcohol, media, showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.6
 5K
The TV Set (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: As a writer named Mike struggles to shepherd his semi-autobiographical sitcom into development, his vision is slowly eroded by a domineering network executive named Lenny who favors trashy reality programming. The irony, of course, is that every ...
Style: clever, talky, biting, realistic, witty ...
Plot: showbiz, audition, pregnancy, tv show, media satire, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, network, actor's life, love and romance, couple relations, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.9
 2K
Game 6 (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Game 6 is a 2005 American film directed by Michael Hoffman, first presented at the Sundance Film Festival in 2005 and released in the United States in 2006. Michael Keaton stars. The film depicts the events of October 25, 1986 in the life of Nicky ...
Style: talky, realistic, psychological, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: rivalry, obsession, career change, writer's life, artists and showbiz, sport, nothing goes right, parents and children, lifestyle, showbiz, husband wife relationship, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.7
 26K
Primary Colors (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, Japan, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: In this adaptation of the best-selling roman à clef about Bill Clinton's 1992 run for the White House, the young and gifted Henry Burton is tapped to oversee the presidential campaign of Governor Jack Stanton. Burton is pulled into the ...
Style: semi serious, cynical, humorous, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: extramarital affair, politics, scandal, presidential election, media, head of state, usa president, supportive spouse, couple relations, rise to the top, state affairs, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new hampshire, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Mr. Saturday Night (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Buddy Young was the comic's comic, beloved by everyone. Now, playing to miniscule crowds in nursing homes, it seems like everybody but Buddy realizes that he should retire. As Buddy looks for work in show business, he realizes that the rest of ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, stylized, semi serious ...
Plot: comedian, ambition, siblings relations, desire for fame, relationship vs career, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, family relations, family life, elderly, aging, actor's life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.7
 4K
Stay Hungry (1976)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Stay Hungry is a 1976 dramatic comedy film by director Bob Rafelson from a screenplay by Charles Gaines. The story centers on a young Birmingham, Alabama, scion, played by Jeff Bridges, who gets involved in a shady real-estate deal. In order to ...
Style: feel good, realistic, witty, semi serious, humorous
Plot: friendship, gym, bodybuilding, contests and competitions, love and romance, romance, rivalry, society, social differences, ambition, americana, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, twentieth century
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.4
 610
Stuntmen (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When the industry's two biggest stuntmen are nominated for Stuntman of the Year, an over-ambitious documentarian reignites a dormant rivalry between the two men that results in an all out press war.
Style: rough, realistic, semi serious, humorous, exciting
Plot: stuntman, contests and competitions, rivalry, actor's life, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, hollywood, ambition, downfall, showbiz, celebrity culture
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.1
 39K
Edtv (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Video store clerk Ed agrees to have his life filmed by a camera crew for a tv network.
Style: humorous, semi serious, satirical, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fish out of water, audition, tv show, human nature, misfit, tv star, showbiz, love and romance, romantic rivalry, fictional reality show, reality tv, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
My Favorite Year (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Benjy Stone is the junior writer on the top rated variety/comedy show, in the mid 50s (the early years). Alan Swann, an Erol Flynn type actor with a drinking problem is to be that weeks guest star.
Style: witty, touching, humorous, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: farce, showbiz, odd couple, friendship, comeback, fish out of water, artists and showbiz, misfit, actor's life, media satire, tv show, rehearsal ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1954
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 ⇓
59%
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: humorous, witty, not serious, based on sketch comedy, clever ...
Plot: parody, tv show, showbiz, culture clash, rising to stardom, buddies, lifestyle, rise and fall, contests and competitions, sexual relations, artists and showbiz, workplace situations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Weapons of Mass Distraction (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As two warring media moguls grapple for ownership of a coveted professional football team, they use the newspapers, magazines and television stations they own to destroy each other's reputations.
Style: witty, semi serious, clever, humorous, biting ...
Plot: arson, media, media satire, blind ambition, urban, ego clash, dishonesty, rivalry, workplace, sport team, ambition, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.0
 407
Livin' Large! (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young black reporter begins to lose his identity.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: ambition, interracial relations, artists and showbiz, media satire, human spirit, love affair, showbiz, society, journalism, media, self discovery, workplace ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Monster in a Box (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: This is the story of Spalding Gray and his attempt to write a novel. It is a first person account about writing and living, and dealing with success while trying to be successful.
Style: talky, witty, clever, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: live performance, monologue, media, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, media satire, writer's life, friends, midlife crisis, showbiz, human nature, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 6.2
 3K
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: cynical, realistic, biting, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: starlet, ambition, rivalry, dishonesty, intrigue, youth, prodigy, showbiz, lifestyle, celebrity culture, dysfunctional character, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.3
 186
Open Season (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When the television ratings machines suddenly malfunction, public television suddenly, but mistakenly, soars to #1 in this humorous satire.
Style: biting, realistic, humorous, semi serious, satirical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ambition, society, showbiz, media satire, workplace situations, blind ambition, boss and employee, rise to the top, ratings, disorder, tv show, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1930s
Place: london, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.6
 12K
The Paper (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Henry Hackett is the editor of a New York City tabloid. He is a workaholic who loves his job, but the long hours and low pay are leading to discontent. Also, publisher Bernie White faces financial straits, and has hatchetman Alicia Clark, ...
Style: talky, clever, cynical, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: journalism, workaholic, columnist, media, newspaper editor, newspaper, workplace, murder, power relations, power of media, sexism, relationship vs career ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Fish in a Barrel (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: 6 gun wielding people are trapped in a NY loft with $4 million in stolen diamonds.
Style: cynical, talky, humorous, witty, twists and turns ...
Plot: disorder, dishonesty, deadly, law enforcement, crime gone awry, contests and competitions, criminal's revenge, crimes, crime, alcohol abuse, rivalry, heist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.9
 18K
Holy Man (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Eddie Murphy stars as an over-the-top television evangelist who finds a way to turn television home shopping into a religious experience, and takes America by storm.
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, satirical, touching ...
Plot: guru, tv show, workplace, media, materialism, media satire, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, love affair, religion, mysterious man, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, witty, semi serious, realistic
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, betrayal, aging, showbiz, dishonesty, one last chance, artists and showbiz, father in law son in law relationship, film industry, movie studio
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Get Well Soon (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After having a nervous breakdown, a popular talk-show host confronts his ex-girlfriend who is dating a cross-dresser.
Style: cynical, talky, biting, realistic, witty ...
Plot: nervous breakdown, media satire, opposites attract, true love, media, disorder, couples, gender, lifestyle, unlikely couple, gays and lesbians, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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%
 6.0
 27K
Pushing Tin (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Two air traffic controllers who thrive on living dangerously compete to outdo each other on several levels.
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, talky, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: workplace, contests and competitions, ambition, workplace situations, dishonesty, control room, competition, self control, airport, justice, paranoia, character study ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Search and Destroy (1995)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A satire about desperate hustling, pop philosophy and big money.
Style: offbeat, realistic, dark humor, witty, humorous ...
Plot: destiny, guru, filmmaking, media satire, artists and showbiz, showbiz, american dream, cable, debt, business
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Dinner at Eight (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A wry, insightful comedy of manners in which somewhat dizzy society matron Millicent Jordan arranges a dinner party to honor some visiting aristocrat while remaining oblivious to her husband's health and financial problems as well as her ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, clever, witty ...
Plot: intrigue, dishonesty, couples, disorder, rivalry, nothing goes right, couple relations, romance, bad attitude, love and romance, alcoholic, greed ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.5
 275
Showboy (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Christian Taylor, a writer on hit TV series Six Feet Under, is being profiled by a British documentary crew when he's sacked, though he doesn't know they've overheard the firing. They follow him to Las Vegas, where he is ostensibly ...
Style: offbeat, cynical, clever, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: tv show, media satire, gays and lesbians, workplace situations, unlikely couple, performer's life, follow your dream, ambition, artists and showbiz, rise to the top, media, nightlife ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%