Movies like A Bunch of Amateurs

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A Bunch of Amateurs (2008)
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A Bunch of Amateurs (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Burt Reynolds stars as Jefferson Steel, a washed-up Hollywood action star desperate to revive his flagging career. When his sleazy agent signs him up for what he believes is a high-profile Royal Shakespeare Company production of King Lear at Stratford upon Avon, Steel thinks he has finally landed the plum role he has been waiting for. However, he soon discovers that he has been tricked into joining an amateur dramatics group for a charity production.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, entertaining, realistic
Plot: ambition, elderly, fish out of water, culture clash, comedy of errors, showbiz, theater, society, actor's life, one last chance, rehearsal, village, misfit, village life, artists and showbiz, aging, disorder, desire for fame, snobbism, social relations, once promising, celebrity, father daughter relationship, english countryside, movie star ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and feel good films with plots about disorder, society, artists and showbiz, culture clash, fish out of water, misfit and showbiz mostly in Comedy, Music and Drama genres. Some movies like A Bunch of Amateurs: Stella Street (2004), Maria, ihm schmeckt's nicht! (2009), One Day in Europe (2005), Svengali (2013), The Unexpected Love (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Stella Street (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Michael Caine, Robert De Niro, Jack Nicholson and Roger Moore all live on a quiet street in Surbiton and Mick Jagger and Keith Richards run their corner shop - who knew?
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: misfit, disorder, fish out of water, satire, showbiz, culture clash, social decay, tv show, lifestyle, suburbs, celebrity culture, suburban life ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
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Maria, ihm schmeckt's nicht! (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Jan decides to marry his girl-friend Sara, he is not aware of his opponent: her father, who is an Italian.
Style: humorous, sentimental, realistic, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fish out of water, disorder, couple relations, culture clash, silly humor, meet the parents, society, village, parents and children, misfit, couples, wedding ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, italy, europe
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94%
One Day in Europe (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany, Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: One day in Europe shows stories set in four European countries. All of them involve thievery in some way or the other. The protagonists are strangers in the respective country. For none of them their stay turns out as planned.
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching
Plot: fish out of water, culture clash, crimes, lifestyle, disorder, performer's life, communication problem, society, dishonesty, travel, misfit, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, berlin germany, russia, spain, turkey ...
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85%
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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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82%
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The Unexpected Love (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Juanito moved to New York to succeed as an actor. Years have gone by but success has not come his way and now he takes an odd jobs to survive. One day he is visited by his apparently successful cousin. However, their life together will discover the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic
Plot: desire for fame, actor's life, odd couple, nothing goes right, follow your dream, ambition, hopes, cousin cousin relationship, culture clash, bittersweet, unfulfillment, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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81%
Trevor Noah: African American (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 69 min.
Story: Internationally acclaimed comedian Trevor Noah challenges the status quo through his unique perspective, breaking down cultural flaws on all sides and finding our mutual connections with laughter. Born a mixed-race child in South Africa under ...
Style: light, captivating, feel good, humorous, suspense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: racism, fish out of water, culture clash, artists and showbiz, society, disorder, stand up comedian, friendship, interracial relations, americana, theater, performer's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, south africa
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79%
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
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79%
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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
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76%
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Irish Jam (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Upon discovering that their town is up for sale, crafty Irish villagers scheme to raise the money to prevent the buy-out. They hold a poetry contest with a tempting grand prize -- the deed to their local pub. But what could happen when a duplicitous ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, light, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: culture clash, friendship, cons and scams, disorder, rise to the top, contests and competitions, on the run, love triangle, village, family relations, fall in love, buddies ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, los angeles, europe, usa
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73%
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Stars 80 (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Die-hard fans of the 1980s, Vincent and Antoine run a company that supplies doubles of faded stars throughout the whole of France. What starts out as a promising business venture ends up as a calamity when Vincent and Antoine have over forty ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Plot: performer's life, ambition, artists and showbiz, against the odds, showbiz, buddies, escapades, obsessive quest, lifestyle, follow your dream, once promising, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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70%
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Cowboys (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Croatia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Six men, one woman (and her brother) come together with one goal - to make the play. It would be probably another common story that this theater group is composed of anti-heroes who float lost in time and space, in a town where it seems that the sun ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, light, realistic ...
Plot: theater, showbiz, homecoming, society, small town, culture clash, cowboy, stage play, rivalry, rules and policies, social relations, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: croatia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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69%
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Tea & Sangria (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Jilted in Madrid, a bewildered Englishman must learn to live and love again - the Spanish way.
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: culture clash, fish out of water, life turned upside down, society, disorder, romance, love and romance, misfit, social relations, love
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, madrid
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69%
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 ⇓
68%
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3 Geezers! (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Follow actor J Kimball as he researches what it's like to be old for a role in an upcoming movie. When he meets the residents at The Coconuts convalescent home, he quickly discovers that his perceptions of the elderly may be off from ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good
Plot: actor's life, elderly, disorder, hollywood, friends, filmmaking, showbiz, retirement home life, artists and showbiz, silly humor, retirement home, golden years ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Welcome to the North (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Now in the Far North (i.e. Milan!), Alberto has accepted to manage a program for efficiency improvement in the Italian Post. He devotes all his time and all his energy to this noble task and neglects his wife Silvia, which of course annoys her ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: society, friendship, workplace, workplace situations, culture clash, couple relations, disorder, couples, fish out of water, social satire, postman, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Ay Lav Yu (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Turkey
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Ibrahim returns to Tinne, along with his girlfriend, Jessica, but will the tiny village become their new home?
Style: humorous, not serious, light, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: culture clash, village, homecoming, social differences, couples, meet the parents, couple relations, society, fish out of water, parents and children, family relations, wedding ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Twice Upon a Time (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, UK, Romania
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Thirty years ago they were lovers. Their affair fascinated a nation. Louis was a director and Alice was his muse. Then came the breakup It too, was public and painful. They have not met since. But Alice, who has established herself as a first lady ...
Style: semi serious, witty, feel good, realistic, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: couples, lifestyle, aging, screwball, introspection, romance, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, love and romance, showbiz, actor's life, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, london, england
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63%
A Boss in the Living Room (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Cristina lives a peaceful life until her older brother Ciro, who has to attend a trial, asks to spend house arrests at Cristina’s home.
Style: humorous, not serious, light, feel good, realistic
Plot: fish out of water, life turned upside down, hidden identity, misfit, society, culture clash, couple relations, family life, family relations, dishonesty, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
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61%
When Pigs Have Wings (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a tempest, fishermen do not find only fish in their nets. That is what happens to Jafaar, a poor fisherman who lives poorly in Gaza. And what he hauls in is really upsetting: imagine that, a pig! An unclean animal judged impure not only by the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, biting, suspense
Plot: society, disorder, culture clash, suicide, down on your luck, working class, misfit, social misfits, nothing goes right, injustice, border crossing, border ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: palestinian authority, middle east, palestine
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60%
Bollywood Calling (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: India
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An alcoholic, cancer-ridden American film-maker decides to produce a Bollywood movie.
Style: captivating, semi serious, realistic, humorous, parody
Plot: filmmaking, actor's life, culture clash, fish out of water, showbiz, society, misfit, bollywood, love, film industry, artists and showbiz, unemployment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
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60%
Mrs Caldicot's Cabbage War (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After her husband's death, woman starts looking for independence.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, captivating, light ...
Plot: retirement home, retirement home life, elderly, family problems, life turned upside down, rebelliousness, revolt, widow, protest, senior citizen, humour, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Simply Actors (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When undercover cops start losing their lives to drug lords who blame their demise on "poor acting", the Police Force counters by sending Hong Kong's Finest to acting school.
Style: semi serious, humorous, light, captivating, realistic
Plot: undercover, ambition, fish out of water, misfit, fighting crime, crimes, working undercover, showbiz, disorder, follow your dream, drug dealing, silly humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Love On The Cloud (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: China
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Romance gets complicated in modern-day Beijing.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, captivating
Plot: fall in love, love triangle, love and romance, ambition, showbiz, couples, romance, best friends, follow your dream, actor's life, filmmaking, artists and showbiz
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Save Your Legs! (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When cricket obsessed Teddy Brown realizes his mates are growing up and moving on, he leads them and his D-Grade team on an audacious tour of India, where stumps fly, friendships fray and Ted learns that it's time to start playing shots for ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: rivalry, ambition, follow your dream, sport team, contests and competitions, buddies, society, hopes, sport, fish out of water, culture clash, underdog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, bombay india
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Protect and Serve (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A pair of bumbling French cops team up to take on the underworld.
Style: feel good, realistic, not serious, humorous, exciting
Plot: odd couple, fish out of water, partners, misfit, police investigation, law enforcement, partners against crime, fighting crime, heroic mission, crimes, disorder, culture clash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Magicians (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A pair of rivaling stage magicians are forced to confront their falling out over a guillotine mishap when they compete in a magic competition.
Style: humorous, parody, captivating, light, entertaining ...
Plot: rivalry, guillotine, contests and competitions, buddies, odd couple, ambition, artists and showbiz, friendship, nothing goes right, wizards and magicians, stage magician, fear of flying ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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The Love Guide (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A comedy about a woman who saves her chicken farm and her family by agreeing to be the subject of a "reality show" with a celebrity Hollywood weight loss expert. Both women change and discover the true meaning of success (Imdb.com)
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: lifestyle, farm, manipulations, manipulation, life turned upside down, culture clash, family in crisis, tv show, disorder, couples, family problems, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, actor's life, rivalry, filmmaking, hollywood, artists and showbiz, rise to the top, ambition, downfall, celebrity culture, showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%