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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, 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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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and not serious films with plots about friends, artists and showbiz, buddies, lifestyle, showbiz, disorder and hollywood mostly in Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like A True Story: She Wants Me (2012), The Kid & I (2005), Pretty Bird (2008), Dumbbells (2014), Breaking & Entering (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 5.8
 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: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: college, hollywood, showbiz, artists and showbiz, unlikely couple, desire for fame, ambition, hopes, couples, once in a lifetime opportunity, lifestyle, woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, new york
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 5.7
 1K
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: 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 ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2005
Place: los angeles, usa
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82%
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: not serious, talky, humorous, realistic
Plot: hollywood, artists and showbiz, showbiz, makeup artist, lifestyle, alcohol, celebrity, television, trailer
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 5.0
 972
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, humorous, dark humor, realistic
Plot: obsessive quest, small town, friendship, ambition, partners, unfulfillment, friends, buddies, desire for fame, unemployment, americana, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star (2011)
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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70%
 3.5
 640
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, realistic
Plot: workplace situations, workplace, buddies, social misfits, boss and employee, misfit, friends, gym, basketball player, bitch, actor, cult ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Breaking & Entering (2013)
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: hollywood, showbiz, workplace situations, artists and showbiz, workplace, buddies, desire for fame, follow your dream, friends, hopes, assistant, breaking and entering ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.3
 4K
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: singleness, adolescence vs adulthood, best friends in love, buddies, looking for love, twentysomething life, love and romance, friends, lifestyle
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Brother's Justice (2010)
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: humorous, not serious, realistic, cynical
Plot: hollywood, martial arts, actor's life, showbiz, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, buddies, follow your dream, hopes, partners, friends, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: not serious, humorous, realistic, clever, offbeat ...
Plot: buddies, clinic, music band, cafe, musician's life, social misfits, desire for fame, friendship, ambition, artists and showbiz, friends, ego clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.2
 530
Garbage (2013)
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: humorous, semi serious, 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 ⇓
54%
 4.9
 2K
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: not serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: on the road, buddies, contests and competitions, video game, adventure, computers and web, ambition, disorder, friends, misfit partners, obsessive quest, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.9
 18
Cruisin' (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Comedy - Devin Begley, Destiny Monique, Amanda Nix, Liana Mendoza, Noel Gugliemi
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: friendship, social differences, urban, nightlife, life turned upside down, disorder, friends, buddies, couple relations, society, lowrider, hip hop ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 3.4
 649
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
Plot: hollywood, actor's life, golden years, retirement home, prank, retirement home life, showbiz, artists and showbiz, elderly, buddies, filmmaking, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: hollywood, actor's life, desire for fame, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, showbiz, filmmaking, hopes, lifestyle, celebrity, fame
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Dealin' with Idiots (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Faced with the absurd competitiveness surrounding his son's youth league baseball team, Max Morris, a famous comedian, decides to get to know the colorful parents and coaches of the team better in an attempt to find the inspiration for his next ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, offbeat, witty ...
Plot: writer's life, contests and competitions, parents and children, ambition, family relations, social relations, artists and showbiz, comedian, lesbian, little boy, adoption, lesbian interest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.2
 620
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, semi serious, realistic, feel good
Plot: obsessive quest, showbiz, ambition, artists and showbiz, partners, buddies, misfit partners, performer's life, follow your dream, against the odds, escapades, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Malibu Hot Summer (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: John Logan is a poor little rich boy. He learns to love from three nubile L.A. newcomers that will do anything to be introduced into the sizzling nightlife of the City of Angels. Portraying the Malibu beach life by day, and the L.A. club life by ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: desire for fame, friendship, coming of age, friends, follow your dream, fall in love, love and romance, youth, lifestyle, bed, sex scene, guitar ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ 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: talky, not serious, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: buddies, misfit partners, odd couple, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, friends, partners, disorder, friendship
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.3
 740
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: sincere, semi serious, realistic, humorous, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: dating, friendship, prom, high school, drugs/alcohol, teenage life, hip hop, sex, youth, friends, buddies, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.2
 390
Barely Famous (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
Story: Introducing "Barely Famous": a docu-style comedy series. This show explores the hypocrisy of reality TV by centering around two sisters who say they would never do a reality show, but are being filmed by a camera crew. Over the course of ...
Style: biting, semi serious, humorous, realistic, captivating
Plot: siblings relations, parody, media satire, reality tv, showbiz, hollywood, tv show, artists and showbiz, media, family relations, nothing goes right, actor's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: writer's life, desire for fame, ambition, bar, love and romance, artists and showbiz, blind ambition, fall in love, friends, donkey, cafe, piano ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 4.6
 466
He's My Girl (1987)
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, offbeat, realistic
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 ⇓
43%
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, semi serious, realistic, touching
Plot: friendship, buddies, drugs/alcohol, obsessive quest, full moon, backpack, dead, around the world, self discovery, friends, dealing with death, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, europe, latin america, thailand, caribbean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Gangsta Rap: The Glockumentary (2007)
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, limousine ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, talky, humorous
Plot: buddies, on the road, adolescence vs adulthood, thirtysomething life, friends, best friends, friendship, cause and meaning
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Young, Single & Angry (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Since girlhood, TAYLOR has believed that love and marriage are the most important events in every woman's life. Now she's 35 and single with no prospects in sight. As Taylor and her friends wade through the mire of the L.A. dating pool, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sexual, biting ...
Plot: friendship, looking for love, singleness, thirtysomething life, love and romance, couples, friends, phone sex, lifestyle, dating, wine, sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.9
 1K
13 Moons (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Can you solve the mystery of the 13 moons?
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, witty
Plot: comedy of errors, nothing goes right, down on your luck, escapades, disorder, performer's life, obsessive quest, cons and scams, estrangement, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, bail bondsman
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: actor's life, performer's life, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, relationship vs career, showbiz, ambition, artists and showbiz, media satire, couples, friends
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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