Movies like A True Story

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A True Story (2013)
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A True Story (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mike and Matt own nothing and share everything, including their life's work, a screenplay, which seems to be their only escape from the harsh reality that is the Hollywood machine.
Style: humorous, captivating, light, entertaining, biting, suspense, realistic, semi serious
Audience: student film
Plot: friendship, ambition, friends, hollywood, buddies, showbiz, writer's life, partners, desire for fame, love, youth, screenwriter, rivalry, artists and showbiz, innocence lost, renewed love, women, coming of age
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles

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Most similar movies to A True Story

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, captivating and semi serious films with plots about friends, friendship, buddies, ambition, artists and showbiz, partners and lifestyle mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like A True Story: Pretty Bird (2008), She Wants Me (2012), Garbage (2012), The Kid & I (2005), Dumbbells (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Pretty Bird (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A comic tale of three would-be entrepreneurs who set out to invent a rocket belt. The clash of their mismatched personalities soon dissolves the business into a morass of recriminations and retaliations, kidnapping, and murder in this parable of ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, exciting, sentimental ...
Plot: disorder, americana, friendship, desire for fame, friends, buddies, dark humor, unemployment, partners, unfulfillment, profanity, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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
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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
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The Kid & I (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Aaron Roman (Gores) is a teenager with cerebral palsy who dreams of starring in a big-time action movie. When his father (Mantegna) grants Aaron his wish for his 18th birthday, he experiences the reality a bit hard to manage.
Style: realistic, humorous, feel good, semi serious, semi autobiographical
Plot: hollywood, friendship, nothing goes right, partners, disability, wish come true, youth, artists and showbiz, good versus evil, odd couple, buddies, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles
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78%
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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
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73%
Hollywood Palms (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Set entirely in the Hollywood Palms apartment building and its yard, this movie shows how people there live and interact with each other.
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, biting, suspense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: showbiz, dark humor, betrayal, buddies, lifestyle, human nature, friendship, introspection, hollywood, murder, social decay, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Stacy's Mom (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A comedy about four adolescent buddies whose raging hormones zero in on their friends mom.
Style: sexy, humorous, semi serious, captivating, light ...
Plot: coming of age, innocence, puberty, sexual fantasy, friends, rivalry, buddies, family relations, parents and children, youth, fall in love, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Cavemen (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: "Cavemen" is a comedic film with a slight edge of drama revolving around the lives of somewhat single, somewhat unemployed guys living in a warehouse converted to living quarters in the 'Arts District' of Downtown Los Angeles, ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, light
Plot: friends, lifestyle, singleness, buddies, looking for love, love and romance, life philosophy, womanizer, male female relationship, transformation, friendship, twentysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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64%
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Last Stop for Paul (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Charlie and Cliff decide they want to go to the Full Moon party in Thailand. Along the way they travel around the world sprinkling the ashes of their dead friend Paul. As they go from country to country they meet a wide variety of crazy people and ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, entertaining, touching ...
Plot: friendship, friends, self discovery, escapades, travel, death of friend, adventure, society, partners, dealing with death, buddies, obsessive quest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, europe, thailand, asia, latin america ...
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63%
Authors Anonymous (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a dysfunctional group of unpublished writers accept Hannah into their fold, the last thing they expect is her overnight success. Can these lovable misfits achieve their artistic dreams and avoid killing one another in the process?
Style: humorous, light, feel good, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: rivalry, overnight success, follow your dream, writer's life, misfit, ambition, couples, friendship, blind ambition, hopes, society, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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We the Party (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Los Angeles, five high-school friends deal with romance, money, prom, college, sex, bullies, Facebook, fitting in, standing out, and finding themselves.
Style: humorous, captivating, feel good, light, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, high school, dating, prom, teenage love, youth, hip hop, lifestyle, society, coming of age, buddies, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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59%
Breaking & Entering (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Breaking & Entering is an independent series about three friends seeking to enter Hollywood by breaking their backs working as assistants. B&E is based on and inspired by the lives of industry assistants who live and work in REAL HOLLYWOOD ...
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, captivating
Plot: hollywood, follow your dream, desire for fame, workplace, buddies, friends, showbiz, workplace situations, personal assistant, celebrity, breaking and entering, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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58%
Kicking the Dog (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Twelve friends spend one last great summer together, partying and reminiscing, ultimately realizing they will soon go their separate ways in life
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: college, friendship, dog, teenage life, youth, lifestyle, partners, buddies, party, friends, nightlife, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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58%
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Carpool Guy (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Joel Goodman is a hotshot advertising executive angling for a promotion, but he feels stuck - not least of all in traffic. A seeming answer to his prayers comes in the form of a homeless man whom Joel pays to sit in his passenger seat so he can use ...
Style: humorous, light, captivating, entertaining, semi serious ...
Plot: office, rivalry, odd couple, workplace, workplace intrigue, rich and poor, power relations, traffic jam, ambition, friendship, lifestyle change, advertising executive ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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Hollidaysburg (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Home for Thanksgiving break after their first semester at college, five friends discover just how much things change (and don't) after high school.
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, friends, youth, reunion, homecoming, society, college, small town life, small town, female director, thanksgiving ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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
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Noobz (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Four friends hit the road to LA to compete in the Cyberbowl Video Game Championship, but will they be able to compete with the worst hangovers of their lives?
Style: realistic, humorous, not serious, light
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: obsessive quest, computers and web, buddies, on the road, contests and competitions, rivalry, adventure, misfit partners, friends, video game, gamer, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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Unicorn City (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Voss entices local gamers to create a utopia to impress a potential employer, but paradise is disrupted when his nemesis lays claim to the city and Voss's true love.
Style: humorous, captivating, light, entertaining, realistic ...
Plot: rivalry, leadership, role playing, utopia, uninhibited rivalry, unemployment, friendship, socially awkward, gamer, romance, couples, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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50%
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Doll & Em (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Doll & Em is a British comedy series starring real-life friends Emily Mortimer (Em) and Dolly Wells (Doll), filmed in the style of a reality TV show. After a breakup, Doll heads to Hollywood to be with her childhood best friend Em, who's ...
Style: humorous, sitcom, visually appealing, feel good, light ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hollywood, friendship, best friends, artists and showbiz, ambition, showbiz, actor's life, british humour, strong female presence, friends, relationship vs career, female friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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50%
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
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Out on Parole (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: With one more day of parole left, J.T. vows to play by the book. But when he finds out his mom will lose their home unless they come up with a serious amount of money, J.T. takes a chance by entering a lowrider contest that violates his parole.
Style: humorous, captivating, entertaining, light, semi serious ...
Plot: rivalry, contests and competitions, warden, friends, cons and scams, ambition, race against time, ex convict, contest, save the day, parole, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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47%
Duct Tape Forever (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When an evil land baron's limo falls into a sinkhole outside Possum Lodge, lodge leader Red Green is ordered to pay the baron $10,000 or lose his beloved lodge forever. Red considers various money-making schemes concocted by his buddies, but ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, entertaining ...
Plot: on the road, friendship, rivalry, contests and competitions, partners, ambition, nothing goes right, farce, save the day, journey, debt, contest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, usa
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46%
Tracey Ullman in the Trailer Tales (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Tracey Ullman's comedy special features the one-and-only 'Ruby Romaine'--the memorable character from HBO's 'Tracey Takes On.' After an illustrious career, veteran Hollywood makeup artist Ruby has decided to call it ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, parody, talky
Plot: hollywood, artists and showbiz, showbiz, strong female presence, lifestyle, storytelling, celebrity, television, makeup artist, trailer, alcohol, makeover
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Moon in a Bottle (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Zeta has a month to hand in a novel she has been commissioned to write and every day she searches for inspiration among the strange customers who are regulars at the Café Rossignol. There she becomes close to Alicia, a pretty waitress who ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating
Plot: ambition, fall in love, desire for fame, friends, writer's life, love and romance, bar, ghost writer, blind ambition, artists and showbiz, drifter, piano ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Growing Up and Other Lies (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After living for years as a struggling artist in New York City, Jake is calling it quits and returning home to Ohio. On his last day in the city, he persuades his three oldest friends – Billy, Rocks and Gunderson – to help him retrace their ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: friendship, on the road, best friends, cause and meaning, buddies, reunion, family relations, getting home, painter, romance, friends, thirtysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
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45%
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Living Will... (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Will's best friend and roommate Belcher, (Ryan Dunn) a party bum slacker, returns from the dead as a cocky, mischievous, and perverted ghost. He soon discovers his cousin, Krista, has shacked up and moved in with his best friend, Will. Belcher ...
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, captivating, light
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, buddies, silly humor, supernatural, imaginary, friends, afterlife, couples, rivalry, friendship, profanity, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Jay and Silent Bob Get Irish: The Swearing O' the Green (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: You may see one show, but you haven't senn them all! Following on from the amazingly successful JAY AND SILENT BOB TEA BAGGING IN THE UK, Fast-talking, foul mouthed Jay and his "hetero life partner' Silent Bob return with their second ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, realistic, talky ...
Plot: artists and showbiz, buddies, odd couple, partners, misfit partners, friends, filmmaking, friendship, profanity, disorder
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Stuntmen (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 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: realistic, rough, exciting, semi serious, humorous
Plot: stuntman, rivalry, contests and competitions, actor's life, rise to the top, downfall, artists and showbiz, hollywood, filmmaking, ambition, celebrity culture, showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Punching the Clown (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A satirical songwriter comes to Los Angeles and puts his life's work in jeopardy.
Style: humorous, satirical, captivating, entertaining, realistic ...
Plot: showbiz, mistaken identity, rising to stardom, media, ambition, musician's life, farce, overnight success, change of luck, music, disorder, radio dj ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Happy Birthday, Harris Malden (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Harris Malden wears his insecurity on his face in a curious disguise for everyone to see. No one in the neighborhood, not even his best friend Paul or his brother Melvin, has the heart to tell him how ridiculous he looks with the thick black line ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, touching ...
Plot: birthday, friendship, society, lifestyle, family relations, friends, physical appearance, misfit, fake moustache, moustache, party, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia
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