Movies like The Waiters

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The Waiters (2006)
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The Waiters (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Taylor Starks and his co-workers, all aspiring actors, toil in a Los Angeles restaurant while "waiting" for their big break.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating
Plot: restaurant, ambition, follow your dream, actor, dream, disgruntled worker, artists and showbiz, struggling artist
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles

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Most similar movies to The Waiters

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and captivating films with plots about ambition, artists and showbiz, follow your dream, love and romance, hopes, showbiz and friends mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Waiters: November (2003), An American in Hollywood (2014), The Magician (2006), 2 Jacks (2012), Somebody to Love (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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November (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Impelled by a spirit which still preserves a patina of idealism, Alfredo arrives to Madrid with the intention to create "a performance that is free, straight from the heart, capable of making people feel alive". His concept of what acting ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: anarchist, ambition, idealism, theatre group, artist, actor, artists and showbiz, performer's life, street artist, settler, male nudity, theater ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
An American in Hollywood (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A talented young filmmaker from New York sets off to Los Angeles in pursuit of the Hollywood dream, only to discover through his relationship with a beautiful feisty young actress, that Hollywood is not all that it seems.
Style: realistic, semi serious, sincere, captivating, humorous
Plot: follow your dream, fall in love, ambition, hopes, filmmaking, buddies, showbiz, love and romance, hollywood, friends, artists and showbiz
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.4
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The Magician (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 122 min.
Story: İskender (Cem Yılmaz) hokkabazdır. Yani aslında sihirbazdır. Ama onun ve çocukluk arkadaşı Maradona'nın (Tuna Orhan) dışında herkes onun hokkabaz olduğunu düşünmektedir. İstanbul'dan hızla kaçmak zorunda kalan ikili, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic
Plot: loser, follow your dream, ambition, performer's life, performance, down on your luck, introspection, on the road, buddies, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, stage magician ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: istanbul turkey, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 4.8
 332
2 Jacks (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jack Hussar is a legendary Hollywood director, whose persona commands respect and adoration from his fans. Can his son, Jack Jr. maintain his legacy?
Style: humorous, light, feel good, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: artists and showbiz, family relations, follow your dream, parents and children, ambition, nightlife, hollywood, filmmaking, hopes, womanizer, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 1990s, 2010s, year 2012, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Somebody to Love (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mercedes is a taxi dancer who wants to be an actress. She's involved with the married Harry, who considers himself a respected actor. Ernesto is in love with Mercedes, but he doesn't dance or have money.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: transvestism, showbiz, down on your luck, hollywood, city life, unfulfilled love, friendship, celebrity culture, self discovery, social differences, nightlife, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
My Name Is Fame (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Fai, a talented actor who has won the Best New Artist of the Hong Kong Film Awards and always plays leading roles in television, is an arrogant guy who does not cherish the opportunities given to him. As he keeps on criticizing his co-workers, his ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, captivating
Plot: filmmaking, actor's life, ambition, couples, showbiz, hotshot hero, artists and showbiz, unsupportive coworkers, mentor, ex husband ex wife relationship, stuntman, job interview ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Queen of the Lot (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An electronic ankle bracelet and being under house arrest aren't about to stop up-and-coming actress Maggie Chase (Tanna Frederick) from the two things she craves the most: real fame and true love. With more "Google points" than her ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: actor's life, showbiz, paparazzi, love triangle, alcohol abuse, bittersweet, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, drugs/alcohol, unstoppable, couples, follow your dream ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Loitering with Intent (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Fledgling screenwriters retreat to a quiet country manor to work on their script, but a constellation of needy characters produces constant interruptions.
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: friends, deadline, post traumatic stress disorder, gardener, ambition, actor's life, artists and showbiz, family relations, disorder, farm, house, actor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Love On The Cloud (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: China
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Romance gets complicated in modern-day Beijing.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: fall in love, love triangle, follow your dream, couples, ambition, showbiz, romance, best friends, love and romance, actor's life, filmmaking, artists and showbiz
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Getting Back to Zero (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two brothers reconcile their relationship over the death of their father after they inherit his craps table and gambling debt. A dark comedy set in the world of underground casinos.
Style: humorous, captivating, psychological, semi serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, crimes, against the odds, nothing to lose, family relations, dark humor, ambition, race against time, dishonesty, death of father, gambling debt, casino ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, feel good, semi serious, light, captivating ...
Plot: tv show, hollywood, filmmaking, ambition, artists and showbiz, society, lifestyle, missionary, actor, fish out of water, tv star, fame ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, performer's life, rising to stardom, couples, celebrity culture, showbiz, ambition, relationship vs career, media satire, artists and showbiz, friends
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.5
 2K
Bobby Jasoos (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A film that celebrates the aspiration of Bobby, who wants to become the number one detective in the old city area of Hyderabad.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, private detective, crimes, workplace, partners, ambition, follow your dream, bollywood, missing person, rivalry, strong female presence, urban
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.1
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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: humorous, cynical, semi serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: starlet, showbiz, lifestyle, ambition, desire for fame, prodigy, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, rivalry, youth, intrigue, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.4
 32K
Coming Soon (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Pirated DVD seller Zafer who is formerly an extra in movies; swore to give up illegal works when his wife wanted to get divorce. To win his family back, he and his old-fashioned crew decided to make a movie called "Summit - The End Of ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: film producer, starting over, ambition, follow your dream, nothing goes right, actor's life, couples, disorder, family relations, couple relations, artists and showbiz, filmmaking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
No Pain, No Gain (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The story of a bodybuilder who longs to be respected for his mind. Mike Zorillo, a small town Ohio champion bodybuilder with a genius IQ, journeys to the Mecca of bodybuilding, Los Angeles, determined to beat his nemesis, Jake Steel, with natural ...
Style: realistic, uplifting, semi serious, feel good
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough heroes, rivalry, follow your dream, ambition, lifestyle, comeback, heroes, athlete's life, physical appearance, redemption, contests and competitions, once promising ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Seven Days of Grace (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Four women - a blonde, a hippie, a lesbian and a barmaid - are looking for love, money and success. When one inherits an Italian restaurant from her father, they see this as a chance to fulfil their dreams. Then the restaurant is in danger of ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good, light ...
Plot: couples, best friends, lifestyle, love and romance, romance, singleness, down on your luck, friends, gender, actor's life, gays and lesbians, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Personal Tailor (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: China
Duration: 118 min.
Story: From the director of Back to 1942, Feng Xiaogang, comes PERSONAL TAILOR, one of the most unique films you'll see in this upcoming holiday season. Imagine a team that will sacrifice themselves for your dream at any cost -- but only if that dream ...
Style: cynical, humorous, semi serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: follow your dream, satire, dream come true, artists and showbiz, hopes, society, social differences, filmmaking, media, company
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 3.5
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Dumbbells (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Dumbbells is a light-hearted buddy comedy set amongst a group of misfit employees that work in a struggling fitness center in Los Angeles.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, realistic
Plot: workplace, workplace situations, buddies, basketball player, gym, ambition, recovery, society, social misfits, misfit, friends, boss and employee ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.4
 2K
Price Check (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Pete is a good guy who used to be cool. Once living his dream in the music industry, he now toils away in the pricing department of a failing supermarket chain to provide for his loving wife and young son. When Pete’s new boss, Susan, takes over ...
Style: humorous, captivating, feel good, light, realistic ...
Plot: family life, family relations, couples, boss and employee, ambition, workplace, career woman, workplace romance, extramarital affair, infidelity, couple relations, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.7
 2K
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, couples, once in a lifetime opportunity, unlikely couple, ambition, fame, college, american dream, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Return of Joe Rich (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Joe believed in right and wrong until... His job outsourced to India. His teaser rate spiked. His wife bailed. But Joe has a plan...to get it all back, and more. Joe returns home, to the last place on planet Earth where real men can be ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: gangsters, crimes, unsupportive spouse, singleness, bandit, american dream
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.6
 393
Write & Wrong (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: They say with age comes wisdom, but unfortunately, in Hollywood, no one seems to care. Quickly approaching her fiftieth birthday, talented and once-famous screenwriter Byrdie has lately had a hard time finding work in the movie biz. As she's ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, light, feel good
Plot: cons and scams, showbiz, artists and showbiz, friends, fall in love, discrimination, writer's life, love and romance, elderly, false identity, working the system, underwear ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 5.7
 350
Entry Level (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After losing his restaurant, chef CLAY MAGUIRE must start his career all over--at the bottom. Pushing forty with no "corporate skill-set", Clay enters the strange world of the Unemployable Interviewees of America. Clay and his fellow ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: starting over, unemployment, workplace, workplace situations, workplace romance, hopes, society, romance, love and romance, down on your luck, restaurant, chef ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.7
 123
Amelia's 25th (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Aspiring actress Amelia begins her 25th birthday by breaking up with her boyfriend, and things only go downhill from there. After visiting a dubious psychic for advice, Amelia sets off on a bizarre adventure to find money for rent and possibly love.
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: hollywood, actor's life, artists and showbiz, ambition, hopes, romance, introspection, twentysomething life, follow your dream, coming of age
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Calvin Marshall (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A college student is determined to become a Major League Baseball star, but finds his true calling instead.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: coming of age, college, self discovery, ambition, follow your dream, youth, romance, underdog, hopes, athlete's life, love and romance, sport ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.2
 533
Garbage (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two best friends, garbage truck drivers in Hollywood become celebrities overnight after they find Cuba Gooding Jr.’s Best Supporting Actor Oscar for JERRY MAGUIRE in the trash and suddenly their lives go topsy-turvy.
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, overnight success, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, partners, odd couple, lifestyle, celebrity culture, showbiz, working class, once in a lifetime opportunity, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 2.9
 106
Battle B-Boy (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Directed by Frank Lin this movie tells the story of a group of talented but financially struggling B-Boys that join an underground fighting ring in Downtown Los Angeles that uses Hip-Hop music and Break dancing to battle for money. To save the life ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, captivating
Plot: follow your dream, rivalry, ambition, sport, underdog, hopes, urban ghetto life, urban ghetto, contests and competitions, martial arts, hip hop, battles ...
Time: future
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.3
 603
Humble Pie (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: At nearly 400 pounds, Tracy Orbison is a wide target. When he sets out to pursue his dream of acting, the grocery clerk finds an assortment of people waiting to dash his dreams. Through it all, Tracy remains irrepressibly upbeat, convinced he's ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Plot: follow your dream, optimism, rise to the top, teenage love, social misfits, family relations, society, youth, physical appearance, love and romance, parents and children, humble ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Blue Tooth Virgin (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Two writers must face a dilemma that is common to anyone who has ever had an artistic friend: what happens when you have to give feedback, and the news isn't good? Sam, an aspiring screenwriter, and David, a successful magazine editor, have ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating, witty ...
Plot: friendship, best friends, ego clash, filmmaking, showbiz, performer's life, rivalry, criticism, screenwriter, magazine editor, indoor, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%