Movies like A True Story

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A True Story
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, semi serious, biting, realistic, student film
Plot: buddies, desire for fame, hollywood, showbiz, ambition, artists and showbiz, writer's life, innocence lost, friendship, partners, friends, renewed love, women, coming of age
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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Entourage
Comedy, Drama
USA
28 min.
 8.5
Party Down
Comedy
USA
30 min.
 8.3
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and not serious films with plots about friends, artists and showbiz, hollywood, showbiz, ambition, buddies and lifestyle mostly in Comedy, Drama and Musical genres. Some movies like A True Story: Hollywood Palms (2001), Breaking & Entering (2013), Never Been Thawed (2005), She Wants Me (2012), The Kid & I (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Hollywood Palms
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: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, realistic, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: city life, buddies, gays and lesbians, hollywood, odd couple, suburbs, young lovers, urban, couple relations, friendship, looking for love, singleness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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Breaking & Entering
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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: humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: showbiz, workplace situations, hollywood, artists and showbiz, workplace, buddies, desire for fame, follow your dream, friends, hopes, personal assistant, celebrity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A kid from the Midwest moves out to Hollywood in order to follow in his parents footsteps -- and become a porn star.
Style: humorous, not serious, sexual, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, goofy hero, desire for fame, follow your dream, innocence lost, fish out of water, artists and showbiz, misfit, rising to stardom, fall in love, sexual relations, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, idaho
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    User:   68%
 
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Never Been Thawed
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, not serious, realistic, clever, offbeat ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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She Wants Me
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic
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Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
Plot: artists and showbiz, hollywood, friends, love and romance, partners, youth, disorder, good versus evil, nothing goes right, buddies, odd couple, friendship ...
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Entourage
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: Film star Vince Chase navigates the vapid terrain of Los Angeles with a close circle of friends and his trusty agent.
Style: not serious, humorous, talky, witty, realistic ...
Plot: hollywood, buddies, friendship, celebrity culture, showbiz, artists and showbiz, actor's life, friends, wealth, celebrity, womanizer, desire for fame ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills
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Down and Out with the Dolls
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, biting ...
Plot: punk, music band, rock, music, desire for fame, rise and fall, friendship, showbiz, ambition, artists and showbiz, friends, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   63%
 
 5.2
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Garbage
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
Audience: teens
Plot: buddies, hollywood, desire for fame, celebrity culture, fish out of water, showbiz, life turned upside down, artists and showbiz, misfit, friends, disorder, odd couple ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   55%
 
 8.3
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Party Down
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Party Down is an American comedy television series that follows a Los Angeles, California, catering team for the titular company. The sextet of aspiring Hollywood actors and writers, as well as drifting lost souls, work small-time catering gigs ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, witty, cynical
Plot: sitcom, ambition, hopes, disorder, workplace, desire for fame, friendship, workplace situations, partners, artists and showbiz, friends, aspiring actor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   48%
 
The Jamie Foxx Show
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Jamie Foxx Show is an American television sitcom that aired on the WB Network from August 28, 1996 to January 14, 2001. The series stars Jamie Foxx, Garcelle Beauvais, Christopher B. Duncan, Ellia English, and Garrett Morris.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: sitcom, hotel, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, workplace, performer's life, wooing, family business, workplace romance, workplace situations, ambition, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   55%
 
Gangsta Rap: The Glockumentary
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The hardest group you've never heard of is back. Gangsta Rap is a mockumentary based on a group of over the hill gangster rappers (circa NWA), trying to make a comeback. Its a hilarious look at the soft underbelly of hard core hip hop.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, witty, clever ...
Plot: hip hop, drugs/alcohol, music band, musician's life, celebrity culture, showbiz, urban ghetto, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, buddies, friends, pistol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, south central los angeles
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System:   45%
    User:   50%
 
 4.3
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We the Party
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: semi serious, sincere, realistic, humorous, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: drugs/alcohol, teenage life, hip hop, youth, friends, buddies, teenage love, dating, friendship, high school, prom, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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    User:   46%
 
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Big Time Rush
Genre: Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Four teenage friends move from Minneapolis to Los Angeles to form a potential chart-topping boy band after Kendall is inadvertently discovered by an eccentric record executive, Gustavo Rocque. As they seize this opportunity of a lifetime, these ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good
Audience: teens
Plot: music band, buddies, music, high school, sitcom, musician's life, showbiz, teenage life, ambition, artists and showbiz, coming of age, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, minnesota
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System:   44%
    User:   48%
 
Last Stop for Paul
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, semi serious, realistic, touching
Plot: buddies, drugs/alcohol, obsessive quest, self discovery, friendship, friends, dealing with death, escapades, partners, around the world, full moon, backpack ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, europe, latin america, thailand, caribbean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   40%
 
Brother's Justice
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Motivated by Box Office statistics, Dax Shepard has made a decision to leave comedy to pursue his dream of becoming an international Martial Arts action star.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, cynical
Plot: hollywood, actor's life, showbiz, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, buddies, follow your dream, martial arts, hopes, partners, friends, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   43%
 
 5.6
 307
The Business
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 22 min.
Story: The Business is a Canadian television series, which airs on The Movie Network in Canada and IFC in the United States. The plot of the show centres on Vic Morgan, an adult film director of a low-budget softcore pornographic series similar to Girls ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: boss and employee, showbiz, filmmaking, ambition, artists and showbiz, friends, underdog, desire for fame, friendship, parents and children, partners, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   48%
 
 3.5
 640
Dumbbells
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: workplace situations, workplace, buddies, social misfits, boss and employee, misfit, friends, bitch, basketball player, cult, banker, actor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   47%
 
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Entourage
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Movie star Vincent Chase, together with his boys, Eric, Turtle and Johnny, are back…and back in business with super agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold. Some of their ambitions have changed, but the bond between them remains strong as they navigate ...
Style: sexy, not serious, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: friendship, hollywood, buddies, revenge, celebrity culture, chase, pornography, relationship vs career, reality tv, showbiz, sex, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, spain, italy ...
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System:   41%
    User:   33%
 
 4.6
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He's My Girl
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Bryan and Reggie are best friends who are in the music business in Missouri. When Reggie enters Brian for a chance to go to L.A., Bryan wins the contest and wants to bring Reggie with him. However, Bryan must bring a girl. In an effort to make sure ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: artists and showbiz, rock, best friends, romance, contests and competitions, hollywood, switching roles, gender bending, showbiz, filmmaking, fall in love, ambition ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, missouri, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   49%
 
These Old Broads
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: "These Old Broads" is a 2001 television film written by Carrie Fisher and starring her mother Debbie Reynolds, as well as Shirley MacLaine, Joan Collins, and Elizabeth Taylor in her final starring film role. Network television executive ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, witty ...
Plot: reunion, farce, actor's life, hollywood, buddies, unlikely couple, showbiz, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, clergy, contests and competitions, aging ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   34%
 
 8.0
 5K
The Comeback
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The series initially follows Valerie Cherish (Kudrow), a veteran sitcom actress who has been out of the spotlight for more than a decade, as she attempts in 2005 to return to the industry that made her famous. Valerie lands a role on a new network ...
Style: not serious, humorous, cynical, realistic, biting
Plot: sitcom, actor's life, comeback, showbiz, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, media satire, tv show, ambition, media, disorder, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   40%
 
Late Last Night
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After a fight with his wife, who's leaving him, Dan's day is getting worse by the minute. He calls an old friend for a night of binge drinking and intoxication. They start a cathartic ride through the city's underbelly.
Style: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic, offbeat
Plot: friendship, nightlife, buddies, prostitute, legal action, showbiz, transvestism, crimes, love and romance, partners, drug use, sex ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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System:   38%
    User:   42%
 
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Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood is a 1976 film directed by Michael Winner.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: actor's life, desire for fame, bus, hollywood, family, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, filmmaking, showbiz, dog, ambition, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   40%
 
Tracey Ullman in the Trailer Tales
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, talky, not serious, realistic
Plot: artists and showbiz, hollywood, showbiz, makeup artist, lifestyle, alcohol, television, celebrity, trailer
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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System:   37%
    User:   31%
 
Endless Bummer
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: From National Lampoon, the masters of raunchy comedy, comes a summer tale of beers, babes, and bros! In the surf town of Ventura, California, JD's surf board is stolen by a surfer from Los Angeles...a crime that cannot go unpunished. Gathering ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, exciting
Plot: beach, best friends, young lovers, teenage love, high school, high school life, youth, friends, high school student, surfing, surfboard, fight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   39%
 
Hollywood Acting Studio
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Story: "Hollywood Acting Studio" follows Professor LaFrange, a failed Hollywood hopeful, and his attempts to teach "blockbuster cinema acting" to his community college acting class. LaFrange teaches his class the secrets to auditioning, ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: actor's life, teachers and students, hollywood, college, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, follow your dream, college life, ambition, hopes, theater, ensemble ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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System:   37%
    User:   40%
 
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Carpool Guy
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, semi serious, realistic
Plot: office, workplace intrigue, partners, rivalry, odd couple, unlikely partners, blind ambition, rich and poor, relationship vs career, workplace situations, nothing goes right, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   34%
 

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Development Hell
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Story: The story of a failed director and his hodgepodge crew as they search, in vain, for fame and success in the crazy world of Hollywood.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: filmmaking, artists and showbiz, hollywood, desire for fame, hopes, director, agent, actor, film industry, fame, film within a film, celebrity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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System:   36%
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Irish Jam
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, semi serious, realistic
Plot: buddies, rise to the top, friendship, village, love triangle, parents and children, culture clash, siblings relations, cons and scams, fish out of water, gender bending, village life ...
Time: contemporary
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System:   35%
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