Movies like David Brent: Life on the Road

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David Brent: Life on the Road (2016)
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David Brent: Life on the Road (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A camera crew catches up with David Brent, the former star of the fictional British series, "The Office" as he now fancies himself a rockstar on the road.
Style: realistic, humorous, cynical, witty, not serious, captivating, talky, road movie, melancholic, nostalgic ...
Plot: artists and showbiz, desire for fame, music, obsession, follow your dream, tour, on the road, disorder, down on your luck, direction and purpose, ambition, aspiration, longing, ambitious man, musician, office, unfulfillment, tour bus, music business, rock star, band, depression, pornography, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexualized violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, witty and not serious films with plots about artists and showbiz, music, musician's life, satire, friends, music band and storytelling mostly in Comedy, Music and Musical genres. Some movies like David Brent: Life on the Road: Ricky Gervais Live 3: Fame (2007), Ricky Gervais: Out of England (2008), Ricky Gervais Live: Animals (2003), Ricky Gervais Live 2: Politics (2004), Svengali (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Ricky Gervais Live 3: Fame (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Ricky Gervais third stand-up comedy routine.
Style: humorous, cynical, live comedy, funny, talky ...
Plot: lifestyle, actor's life, showbiz, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, society, satire, stand up comedian, live performance, celebrity, monologue, writer's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: england, europe, london, california
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Ricky Gervais: Out of England (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Taped live before a sold-out audience at the WaMu Theater at New York Citys Madison Square Garden, Ricky Gervais: Out of England The Stand-Up Special is a high-spirited hour of offbeat observations and understated humor from the ...
Style: not serious, humorous, witty, realistic, clever ...
Plot: society, artists and showbiz, stand up comedian, comedian, stand up special, live performance, british, live audience, joke, satire, american, actor playing himself ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, london, england
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87%
Ricky Gervais: Out of England 2 (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Following the complete sell out of his UK tour, multi-award-winning writer/comedian Ricky Gervais brought his new stand up show Ricky Gervais Live: Out of England 2 to Los Angeles. Performing Sunday night at the Nokia Theatre, Gervais delivered an ...
Style: talky, cynical, not serious, humorous, clever ...
Plot: society, artists and showbiz, live performance, stand up comedian, stand up special, comedian, monologue, satire, british, social satire, live audience, joke ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Ricky Gervais Live: Animals (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Ricky Gervais entertains a live audience in his first stand-up routine.
Style: humorous, cynical, concert film, live comedy, one man show ...
Plot: performance, stand up comedian, live performance, social satire, live audience, monologue, animal life, society, artists and showbiz, fish, pageant, stand up special ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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Ricky Gervais Live 2: Politics (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 68 min.
Story: A year after Animals, Ricky Gervais comes back with his second stand up comedy tour: Politics.
Style: cynical, humorous, live comedy, concert film, atmospheric ...
Plot: politics, state affairs, artists and showbiz, society, political satire, social satire, stand up comedian, monologue, live performance, mistaken identity, masturbation, topical humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: england, london, europe, africa
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Svengali (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Svengali tells the story of Dixie, a postman from South Wales, and a music fanatic. All his life he’s dreamed of discovering a great band and then one day, trawling through YouTube, he finds them… ‘The Premature Congratulations’. He hunts ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, sincere
Plot: music band, hopes, follow your dream, relationship vs career, ambition, artists and showbiz, music, desire for fame, music industry, misfit, rising to stardom, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
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Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Recently dumped by his girlfriend, underachiever Alex (O'Nan) embarks on an impromptu road trip with his new bandmate, the eccentric Jim (Michael Weston). By channeling their inner children and giving a new meaning to the term ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, light, entertaining ...
Plot: musician's life, introspection, odd couple, direction and purpose, partners, self discovery, down on your luck, cross country, artists and showbiz, music, unsuccessful, folk ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 ⇓
57%
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Bo Burnham: Make Happy (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Combining his trademark wit and self-deprecating humor with original music, Bo Burnham offers up his unique twist on life in this stand-up special about life, death, sexuality, hypocrisy, mental illness and Pringles cans.
Style: witty, talky, touching, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: suprisingly clever, stand up special, existentialism, bittersweet, obsession, artists and showbiz, life philosophy, honest, life & death, art, creativity, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Electric Apricot (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Electric Apricot is a spoof of jam bands centered around the band, Electric Apricot, in the style of "This Is Spinal Tap"
Style: cynical, realistic, humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: friends, filmmaking, disorder, lifestyle, partners, music band, performer's life, music, on the road, rock, holy grail, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Ricky Gervais: Humanity (2018)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 79 min.
Story: In his first special in seven years, Ricky Gervais slings his trademark snark at celebrity, mortality and a society that takes everything personally.
Style: cynical, light, funny, humorous, witty ...
Plot: comedian, stand up comedian, performer's life, lifestyle, everyday life, artists and showbiz, performance, surrealism, absurd humor, loud, new life, dark humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Eternity: The Movie (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Big Hair. Guyliner. Someone lamenting by crashing waves on a beach or to their reflection in a fountain. Yes, we're talking about the 80s! Todd and BJ, two lonely wannabe artists, find one another and create the not-so-dynamic R&B duo ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, captivating
Plot: rise and fall, friendship, desire for fame, hopes, follow your dream, artists and showbiz, buddies, showbiz, ambition, music, music band, friendship between men ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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49%
The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: The story of the rise and fall of the Pre-Fab Four.
Style: parody, humorous, not serious, light, absurd ...
Plot: music, rising to stardom, partners, media, musician's life, music band, buddies, lifestyle, journalism, celebrity culture, rise and fall, rock and roll ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: england, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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A Mighty Wind (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In "A Mighty Wind", director Christopher Guest reunites the team from "Best In Show" and "Waiting for Guffman" to tell tell the story of 60's-era folk musicians, who inspired by the death of their former manager, ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, lyrical ...
Plot: musician, reunion, singer, folk singer, music, showbiz, love and romance, music band, satire, musician's life, lifestyle, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, 60s, 20th century, contemporary, 1960s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Adventures of Power (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In his quest to become the world's greatest air-drummer, a small-town dreamer must overcome obstacles and ridicule to save the day.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, captivating, offbeat ...
Plot: youth, musician's life, underdog, contests and competitions, against the odds, working class, follow your dream, social misfits, hopes, rivalry, artists and showbiz, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, new mexico, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Sugar Town (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Look at the lives of struggling L.A. scene rock stars follows main character, Gwen, on her quest for the top. Working as an assistant to a film production designer, she tries to steal her boy friend who is a music producer by offering sexual favors. ...
Style: humorous, witty, cynical, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: music, musician, addiction, friends, rock, celebrity culture, drug abuse, showbiz, midlife crisis, infidelity, couple relations, ambition ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Get Ready to Be Boyzvoiced (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Norway
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Mockumentary which follows an up-and-coming three-man boyband which suffers a Milli Vanilli inspired media storm just before the release of their first album. Their only hope is to get their act together before the HitAwards Norwegian music awards ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, captivating, parody
Plot: boy band, rising to stardom, musician's life, music band, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, ambition, rehearsal, music, tour, friends, media sensation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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CB4 (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A "rockumentary", covering the rise to fame of MC Gusto, Stab Master Arson, and Dead Mike: members of the rap group "CB4". We soon learn that these three are not what they seem and don't apear to know as much about rap music ...
Style: parody, humorous, realistic, not serious, witty ...
Plot: hip hop, satire, rap, jeep, wheelchair, music, nudity (full frontal - brief), mistaken identity, friends, hip hop culture, strong sexual content, disorder ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: "This Is Spinal Tap" shines a light on the self-contained universe of a metal band struggling to get back on the charts, including everything from its complicated history of ups and downs, gold albums, name changes and undersold concert ...
Style: cult film, humorous, cynical, satirical, parody ...
Plot: heavy metal, music band, party, music, musician, satire, cult, singer, fame, musical tour, pianist, success ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Rocker (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Rob "Fish" Fishman is the drummer in '80s hair metal band Vesuvius. He's unceremoniously booted as the group signs a big record deal, is out of the music world for 20 years - and then receives a second chance with his ...
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: heavy metal, music, teenage life, music band, youth, drums, musician's life, rock, desire for fame, ambition, drummer, groupie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, 80s, 2000s
Place: usa, cleveland ohio
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Fatal (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Fatal... c'est Fatal Bazooka, un rappeur bling-bling et hardcore. En fait, un personnage de sketch créé par Michaël Youn dans son show-télé "Morning Live", puis développé dans l'album "T'as vu" vendu à plus ...
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, captivating, realistic
Plot: musician's life, hidden identity, lifestyle, hip hop, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, disorder, physical appearance, silly humor, theme park, amusement park
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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40%
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Fubar (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Canada
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Terry and Dean are lifelong friends who have grown-up together: shotgunning their first beers, forming their first garage band, and growing the great Canadian mullet known as "hockey hair". Now the lives of these Alberta everymen are ...
Style: humorous, witty, funny, ironic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: friendship, cancer, nothing goes right, musician's life, music band, introspection, buddies, lifestyle, ambition, drugs/alcohol, artists and showbiz, beer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Tapeheads (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of Ivan and Josh, two dim witted ex-security guards who love music videos. Out of work, with no job prospects, they form a music video production company. They soon learn the in's and out's of the business in LA and with some ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, satirical, light, intense ...
Plot: blackmail, music band, ambition, disorder, filmmaking, showbiz, partners, artists and showbiz, buddies, media, music video, music ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Ricky Gervais Live 4: Science (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Ricky Gervais Live IV Science or the way things worked before we invented God. The hilarious fourth live smash hit stand up show from Ricky Gervais, following his complete sell out tour - filmed live at London's Hammersmith HMV Apollo
Style: live comedy, concert film, funny, talky, stylized ...
Plot: stand up comedian, live performance, social satire, actor playing himself, satire, monologue, joke, idealism, culture clash, life philosophy, storytelling, moral ambiguity ...
Time: 70s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Get Crazy (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Mega-promoter Colin Beverly plans to sabotage the New Year's 1983 concert of small-time operator Max Wolfe. Wolfe's assistants Neil Allen and Willie Loman find romance while trying to save the drugs, violence, and rock and roll from ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, cult film, parody
Plot: new year's eve, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, musician's life, conspiracy, guru, rock, punk, nightlife, music, palaces castles and temples, new year ...
Time: 70s, 80s
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38%
Josie and the Pussycats (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Josie, Melody and Val are three small-town girl musicians determined to take their rock band out of their garage and straight to the top, while remaining true to their look, style and sound. They get a record deal which brings fame and fortune but ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, witty, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: satire, friendship, celebrity, secret, conspiracy, music, music band, ambition, musician's life, desire for fame, lifestyle, megalomaniac ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Dave Attell: Road Work (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: 2014 standup special originally aired on Comedy Central.
Style: humorous, talky, cynical, witty, clever ...
Plot: society, performer's life, artists and showbiz, profanity, live audience
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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33%
Never Been Thawed (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A hilarious mockumentary about the delicious hobby of frozen food collecting and Christian rock band, The Christers. The film follows the Mesa Frozen Entree Enthusiast's Club as they plan their first Frozen Entree Enthusiasts Convention.
Style: humorous, witty, cynical, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: lifestyle, ambition, rise to the top, friendship, disorder, rivalry, misfit, partners, nothing goes right, ego clash, desire for fame, satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Down and Out with the Dolls (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The raunchy, spunky tale of the rise and fall of an all-girl rock band from Portland, Oregon.
Style: witty, humorous, suspense, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: punk, music band, partners, ambition, buddies, lifestyle, friendship, showbiz, rise and fall, rivalry, artists and showbiz, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
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33%
Masked and Anonymous (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Western
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Amidst unrest, organizers put on a benefit concert.
Style: semi serious, witty, humorous, cynical, lyrical ...
Plot: concert, revolution, journalist, ambition, lifestyle, desire for fame, rebelliousness, promotion, artists and showbiz, musician's life, politics, music ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america, new orleans, san francisco
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33%