Movies like The Late Shift

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The Late Shift (1996)
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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, clever, biting, realistic, talky, semi serious
Plot: late night, rivalry, contests and competitions, ambition, negotiation, artists and showbiz, retiring, media, ratings, tv show, showbiz, ego clash, golden years, media satire, business, swearing, beach, retirement, dialogue driven, manager, television, loss of job, comedian, television show, rivals ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1991, 1990s, year 1992
Place: new york, usa

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Most similar movies to The Late Shift

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and witty films with plots about artists and showbiz, showbiz, media satire, media, ambition, storytelling and mentor mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Late Shift: Lisa Picard Is Famous (2000), Mistress (1992), Celebrity (1998), The Final Curtain (2002), Live! (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, clever, humorous, witty ...
Plot: workplace romance, love and romance, celebrity culture, media satire, gays and lesbians, rise to the top, workplace, filmmaking, showbiz, actor's life, lifestyle, gender ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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95%
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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: dark humor, witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: showbiz, filmmaking, mistress, writing, screenwriter, money, hollywood, moral dilemma, lifestyle, writer's life, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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86%
 6.3
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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, ambition, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, showbiz, lifestyle, spectacle, writing, greed, loneliness, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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, cynical, dark humor, clever ...
Plot: rivalry, blind ambition, contests and competitions, artists and showbiz, drugs/alcohol, uninhibited rivalry, media, workplace, tv show, media satire, showbiz, couples ...
Time: 70s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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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: offbeat, clever, witty, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: russian roulette, human nature, extreme sport, ratings, filmmaking, showbiz, tv show, media satire, contests and competitions, artists and showbiz, rivalry, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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, realistic, biting, semi serious ...
Plot: tv show, pregnancy, showbiz, audition, love and romance, media satire, couple relations, nothing goes right, regret, artists and showbiz, disorder, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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: politics, scandal, presidential election, media, extramarital affair, head of state, usa president, rise to the top, supportive spouse, couple relations, state affairs, white house ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: dark humor, humorous, witty, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: media, arson, ambition, uninhibited rivalry, sport team, workplace, urban, ego clash, dishonesty, rivalry, media satire, workplace situations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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: talky, cynical, realistic, biting, semi serious ...
Plot: crime, crimes, contests and competitions, criminal's revenge, deadly, disorder, dishonesty, betrayal, alcohol abuse, law enforcement, rivalry, crime gone awry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, family life, showbiz, actor's life, siblings relations, unfulfillment, desire for fame, relationship vs career, family relations, artists and showbiz, aging ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: monologue, live performance, midlife crisis, writer's life, friends, media satire, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, human nature, introspection, showbiz ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, future
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: talky, cynical, humorous, witty, clever ...
Plot: romance, disorder, dishonesty, couples, rivalry, intrigue, nothing goes right, bad attitude, couple relations, love and romance, doctor, alcoholic ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, biting, satirical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: workplace, society, showbiz, rise to the top, blind ambition, media satire, boss and employee, workplace situations, ratings, disorder, tv show, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: london, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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: biting, realistic, cynical, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: starlet, prodigy, celebrity culture, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, dysfunctional character, dishonesty, showbiz, lifestyle, intrigue, youth, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, realistic, cynical, semi serious ...
Plot: journalism, workaholic, columnist, media, workplace, murder, media satire, boss and employee, power relations, relationship vs career, workplace intrigue, workplace situations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 ⇓
55%
 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, society, showbiz, human spirit, love affair, interracial relations, rich and poor, love and romance, media satire, artists and showbiz, workplace situations, rise to the top ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, lifestyle, actor's life, friends, film within a film, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dwarf, actor, character study ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: biting, realistic, cynical, talky, humorous ...
Plot: nervous breakdown, nothing goes right, opposites attract, disorder, couples, media, fish out of water, lifestyle, gender, media satire, unlikely couple, romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, witty, humorous, semi serious, dark humor ...
Plot: artists and showbiz, media satire, filmmaking, guru, showbiz, destiny, business, cable, american dream, debt
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: realistic, witty, semi serious, humorous
Plot: hollywood, aging, one last chance, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, dishonesty, showbiz, betrayal, film industry, movie studio, father in law son in law relationship
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Vagina Monologues (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: This controversial work, created and performed by Eve Ensler, debuted off-off-Broadway in 1996 and soon rode a wave of national acclaim. Now, the intimacy of Ensler's original show has been lovingly brought to the screen. Capturing her unique ...
Style: clever, humorous, semi serious, witty, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual dysfunction, artists and showbiz, performer's life, theater, battle of the sexes, feminism, introspection, society, gender, couples, sexual relations, vagina ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, misfit, human nature, 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 ⇓
48%
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Grassroots (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Grant Cogswell, a liberal music critic decides to run for city council against a popular black incumbent and is assisted by a reporter who recently lost his job. Initially given no chance, things turn dark when Cogswell makes it into the general ...
Style: witty, clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, ambition, against the odds, society, media, unemployment, campaign, friends, underdog, drugs/alcohol, political campaign, political candidate ...
Time: 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.6
 13K
The Big Kahuna (1999)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three salesmen working for a firm that makes industrial lubricants are waiting in the company's "hospitality suite" at a manufacturers' convention for a "big kahuna" named Dick Fuller to show up, in hopes they can ...
Style: talky, witty, clever, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: salesman, midlife crisis, love and romance, religion and supernatural, religion, hotel, dialogue driven, bartender, marketing, fight, hotel room, convention ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, kansas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.7
 586
Next Door (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Matt and Karen have inconsiderate neighbours whose lawn sprinkler drowns their flowers. A feud errupts and a series of tit-for-tat actions develop and escalate.
Style: offbeat, semi serious, clever, humorous, witty ...
Plot: prank, neighbor, feud, suburbs, royal family, eccentric family, family relations, suburban life, contests and competitions, road not taken, murder, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Dying of Laughter (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Nino and Bruno are two comedians who reach the heights of success with their duo act, turning them into huge TV celebrities. However, the hate between them grows as fast, and as much, as their fame
Style: biting, realistic, dark humor, captivating, cynical ...
Plot: actor's life, friends, media satire, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, workplace situations, reunion, nightclub, buddies, jail, male nudity, death of mother ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 70s
Place: wyoming, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, sentimental, feel good ...
Plot: farce, odd couple, showbiz, comeback, friendship, fish out of water, artists and showbiz, actor's life, misfit, friends, media satire, media ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1954
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.4
 611
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, humorous, semi serious, exciting
Plot: stuntman, contests and competitions, rivalry, actor's life, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, downfall, filmmaking, hollywood, ambition, showbiz, celebrity culture
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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, talky, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: workplace, contests and competitions, ambition, control room, dishonesty, workplace situations, competition, self control, airport, justice, paranoia, character study ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%