Movies like A True Story

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A True Story (2013)
 5.3
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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, biting, realistic, semi serious, student film
Plot: friendship, writer's life, friends, partners, hollywood, ambition, artists and showbiz, buddies, showbiz, innocence lost, desire for fame, renewed love, women, coming of age
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa

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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, buddies, showbiz, hollywood, lifestyle and friendship mostly in Comedy, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like A True Story: She Wants Me (2012), Pretty Bird (2008), The Kid & I (2005), Breaking & Entering (2013), Cavemen (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, light, sincere
Plot: showbiz, hollywood, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, ambition, once in a lifetime opportunity, unlikely couple, couples, fame, college, love, american dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, new york
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95%
 5.0
 986
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: dark humor, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: small town, unemployment, unfulfillment, desire for fame, experimenting, friends, friendship, ambition, nasa, disorder, obsessive quest, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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89%
 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: realistic, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Plot: friendship, nothing goes right, partners, disability, teenage life, buddies, youth, wish come true, artists and showbiz, odd couple, hollywood, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, year 2005, 2000s, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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: realistic, humorous, not serious, talky
Plot: hollywood, makeup artist, showbiz, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, celebrity, television, trailer, alcohol
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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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: realistic, humorous, not serious
Plot: hollywood, workplace situations, desire for fame, showbiz, buddies, workplace, hopes, artists and showbiz, friends, follow your dream, personal assistant, breaking and entering ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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82%
 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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, light
Plot: lifestyle, buddies, singleness, love and romance, friends, looking for love, life philosophy, transformation, male female relationship, womanizer, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: realistic, biting, dark humor, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: youth, young lovers, introspection, friendship, hollywood, friends, thirtysomething life, social decay, suburbs, partners, looking for love, buddies ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: realistic, sexual, humorous, not serious
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, porn star, desire for fame, goofy hero, artists and showbiz, hopes, love and romance, follow your dream, disorder, innocence lost, filmmaking, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, idaho, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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, showbiz, lifestyle, follow your dream, hopes, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, friends, actor's life, partners, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 3.5
 649
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, buddies, misfit, social misfits, workplace situations, boss and employee, friends, banker, gym, bitch, basketball player, actor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 3.4
 655
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: realistic, not serious, humorous
Plot: buddies, disorder, filmmaking, showbiz, actor's life, retirement home, elderly, retirement home life, golden years, artists and showbiz, prank, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: realistic, humorous, not serious, witty, talky ...
Plot: odd couple, friends, buddies, partners, disorder, filmmaking, friendship, misfit partners, artists and showbiz
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: realistic, biting, offbeat, humorous, not serious ...
Plot: buddies, disorder, clinic, misfit, ego clash, lifestyle, friendship, rivalry, ambition, cafe, musician's life, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.2
 532
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: showbiz, lifestyle, misfit, ambition, working class, hollywood, partners, disorder, buddies, fish out of water, odd couple, desire for fame ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.4
 610
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, semi serious, humorous, exciting
Plot: stuntman, contests and competitions, rivalry, actor's life, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, hollywood, ambition, downfall, showbiz, celebrity culture
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, partners, buddies, obsessive quest, dealing with death, drugs/alcohol, escapades, self discovery, friends, dead, backpack, around the world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, caribbean, europe, thailand, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Pete Smalls Is Dead (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two old pals attend an old friends funeral and find there is more to his death than him being dead.
Style: offbeat, cynical, realistic, not serious, humorous
Plot: hollywood, buddies, disorder, odd couple, showbiz, artists and showbiz, friends
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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
Plot: friends, showbiz, actor's life, couples, ambition, performer's life, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, relationship vs career, media satire
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 5.2
 636
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: hopes, artists and showbiz, misfit partners, escapades, performer's life, follow your dream, ambition, disorder, partners, against the odds, lifestyle, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.5
 1K
Doll & Em (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 22 min.
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: not serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hollywood, relationship vs career, artists and showbiz, actor's life, showbiz, friendship, friends, best friends, sitcom, ambition, female friendship, actress ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.7
 19
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, friends, life turned upside down, society, social differences, urban, nightlife, disorder, couple relations, buddies, lowrider, car ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: lifestyle, showbiz, actor's life, hollywood, hopes, desire for fame, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, celebrity, fame
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: ambition, bar, love and romance, artists and showbiz, writer's life, fall in love, blind ambition, desire for fame, friends, ghost writer, donkey, cafe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Two Tickets to Paradise (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three guys on the verge of forty begin to realize all the best things in their lives happened before they were twenty. A spontaneous road trip adventure gives them a chance to balance the ledger
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: ambition, obsession, contests and competitions, hopes, adolescence vs adulthood, follow your dream, on the road, couples, buddies, partners, betrayal, gambling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: realistic, sentimental, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Plot: actor's life, introspection, hopes, follow your dream, twentysomething life, romance, ambition, hollywood, artists and showbiz, coming of age
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.2
 401
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, biting, captivating
Plot: media satire, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, love and romance, siblings relations, nothing goes right, tv show, writer's life, showbiz, actor's life, hollywood, parody ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, humorous, talky, realistic, sentimental
Plot: buddies, best friends, on the road, friends, thirtysomething life, cause and meaning, adolescence vs adulthood, friendship
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan, new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Jay and Silent Bob Get Old: Tea Bagging in the UK (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: The hilarious duo Jay & Silent Bob are back. Film icons Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes made history and fans all over the world with the characters Jay & Silent Bob from the movies Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay & ...
Style: talky, realistic, not serious, humorous, witty
Audience: boys' night
Plot: artists and showbiz, friends, lifestyle, odd couple, showbiz, friendship, filmmaking, buddies
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.2
 753
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: captivating, humorous, sincere, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: dating, friendship, high school, prom, teenage life, lifestyle, society, hip hop, drugs/alcohol, buddies, friends, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: realistic, not serious, clever, humorous, witty ...
Plot: hip hop, urban ghetto, friends, showbiz, lifestyle, music band, musician's life, buddies, drugs/alcohol, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, recording studio ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%