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Bowfinger
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: On the verge of bankruptcy and desperate for his big break, aspiring filmmaker Bobby Bowfinger concocts a crazy plan to make his ultimate dream movie. Rallying a ragtag team that includes a starry-eyed ingenue, a has-been diva and a film studio gofer, he sets out to shoot a blockbuster featuring the biggest star in Hollywood, Kit Ramsey -- only without letting Ramsey know he's in the picture.
Style: humorous, witty, feel good, not serious, funny, realistic, satirical, offbeat, clever, absurd ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, parody, farce, filmmaking, movie business, twins, comedy of errors, paranoia, cult, celebrity culture, showbiz, sarcasm, religions or cults, ambition, disorder, creativity, mentor, foul language, artists and showbiz, dialogue, catastrophe, adaptation, underdog, paranoid, screwball ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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The Party
Comedy
USA
99 min.
 7.6
Waiting for Guffman
Comedy
USA
84 min.
 7.6
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, clever and witty films with plots about storytelling, mentor, dialogue, adaptation, catastrophe, culture clash and brutality mostly in Comedy, Drama and Sport genres. Some movies like Bowfinger: Hollywood Shuffle (1987), For Your Consideration (2006), The Party (1968), The Brady Bunch Movie (1995), The Muse (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Filmmaker Alan Smithee finds himself the unwilling puppet of a potentially bad, big budget action film which he proceeds to steal the reels and leave the cast and crew in a frenzy.
Style: clever, humorous, not serious, satirical, realistic ...
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Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
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Hollywood Shuffle
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Aspiring actor and hot-dog stand employee Bobby Taylor catches the ire of his grandmother for auditioning for a role in the regrettably titled exploitation film "Jivetime Jimmy's Revenge." When Tinseltown Studios casts Taylor in the ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, funny, offbeat ...
Plot: parody, farce, hollywood, spelling bee, actor's life, stereotypes, media satire, mentor, showbiz, gangsters, race issues, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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For Your Consideration
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three actors learn that their respective performances in the film "Home for Purim," a drama set in the mid-1940s American South, are generating award-season buzz.
Style: clever, humorous, witty, not serious, satirical ...
Plot: hollywood, obsession, actor's life, dysfunctional family, drinking, jewish, terminal illness, media satire, parody, farce, filmmaking, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
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System:   84%
    User:   99%
 
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The Party
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Hrundi V. Bakshi, an accident-prone actor from India, is accidentally put the name on the guest list for an upcoming party at the home of a Hollywood film director. Unfortunately, from the moment he arrives, one thing after another goes wrong with a ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, feel good, funny ...
Plot: farce, culture clash, nothing goes right, indians, fish out of water, hollywood, actor's life, drinking, goofy hero, storytelling, mentor, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, india
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    User:   75%
 
The Brady Bunch Movie
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The original 70's TV family is now placed in the 1990's, where they're even more square and out of place than ever.
Style: humorous, clever, not serious, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: television, culture clash, parents and children, parody, family, danger, heroes, love and romance, suburbs, adaptation, rivalry, house ...
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Place: california, usa, los angeles
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The Muse
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: What happens when a screenwriter (Brooks) loses his edge, he turns to anyone he can for help... even if it's the mythical "Zeus's Daughter" (Stone). And he's willing to pay, albeit reluctantly, whatever price it takes to ...
Style: feel good, satirical, funny, light, captivating ...
Plot: muse, hollywood, writers, creativity, writer's life, screenwriter, writing, midlife crisis, family, manipulation, artists and showbiz, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
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    User:   70%
 
Hollywood Ending
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Woody Allen stars as Val Waxman, a two-time Oscar winner turned washed-up, neurotic director in desperate need of a comeback. When it comes, Waxman finds himself backed into a corner: Work for his ex-wife Ellie or forfeit his last shot. Is Val ...
Style: talky, humorous, clever, witty, semi serious ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
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    User:   70%
 
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Pauly Shore Is Dead
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Hollywood comedian/actor Pauly Shore loses everything: his house, nobody in Hollywood wants to represent him, he moves back home with his mom and is now parking cars at the Comedy Store. Then one night when he's up in his mom's loft, a ...
Style: humorous, not serious, dark humor, witty, realistic ...
Plot: death, stupidity, nothing goes right, actor's life, showbiz, weed, store, filmmaking, parody, artists and showbiz, hollywood, dumb ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   60%
 
Noises Off...
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A travelling theater group has so much action going on behind-the-scenes it almost ruins the performances.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: farce, theater, nothing goes right, verbal byplay, showbiz, workplace situations, artists and showbiz, mentor, workplace, dialogue, love, adaptation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, iowa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   52%
 
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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, humorous, not serious, witty, realistic ...
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, ibiza, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   58%
 
The Out-of-Towners
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The remake of the 1970 Neil Simon comedy follows the adventures of a couple, Henry and Nancy Clark, vexed by misfortune while in New York City for a job interview.
Style: humorous, not serious, dark humor, funny, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: couple relations, hotel, urban, midlife crisis, nothing goes right, mentor, fish out of water, unfulfillment, family, destiny, couples, chase ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, ohio, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   51%
 
Waiting for Guffman
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Corky St. Clair is a director, actor and dancer in Blaine, Missouri. When it comes time to celebrate Blaine's 150th anniversary, Corky resolves to bring down the house in Broadway style in this hilarious mockumentary from the people who brought ...
Style: humorous, clever, witty, not serious, funny ...
Plot: small town, mechanic, showbiz, deadpan, social relations, dialogue, artists and showbiz, actor's life, gay, crime gone awry, eccentricity, writers ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: missouri, usa, california
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System:   52%
    User:   50%
 
Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: To improve its relations with Muslim countries, the United States government sends comedian Albert Brooks to south Asia to write a report on what makes followers of Islam laugh.
Style: humorous, clever, not serious, realistic, absurd ...
Plot: culture clash, politics, islam, actor's life, indians, sarcasm, parody, dumb, frame up, stupidity, religions or cults, lame ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, middle east, asia, new delhi, pakistan ...
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    User:   53%
 
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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: With the 70s behind him, San Diego's top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy, returns to take New York's first 24-hour news channel by storm.
Style: humorous, not serious, surreal, funny, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, farce, journalism, stupidity, drugs/alcohol, buddies, rise to the top, blindness, shark, dumb, media satire, workplace situations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980, year 1979
Place: california, usa, new york, san diego california, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   58%
 
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: It's the 1970s, and San Diego super-sexist anchorman Ron Burgundy is the top dog in local TV, but that's all about to change when ambitious reporter Veronica Corningstone arrives as a new employee at his station.
Style: humorous, stylized, not serious, funny, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, parody, journalism, stupidity, workplace, cult, sexism, buddies, dumb, battle of the sexes, ego clash, media satire ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   52%
 
Steal Big Steal Little
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Ruben and Robby are twin brothers, adopted by Mona, one of the wealthiest - and most eccentric - women in Santa Barbara. Ruben is devoted to Mona, but Robby is more devoted to her money. So when Mona leaves her fortune and estate to Ruben it starts ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, light ...
Plot: lawyer, vengeance, switching roles, comedy of errors, rich and poor, siblings relations, cons and scams, gangsters, family life, dishonesty, nudity (topless - notable), hotel ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, chicago illinois
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System:   49%
    User:   53%
 
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In a World...
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An underachieving vocal coach is motivated by her father, the king of movie-trailer voice-overs, to pursue her aspirations of becoming a voice-over star. Amidst pride, sexism and family dysfunction, she sets out to change the voice of a generation.
Style: clever, humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: workplace, father daughter relationship, family relations, desire for fame, parents and children, siblings relations, alone in the world, sarcasm, unfulfilled love, dialogue, writers, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
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System:   48%
    User:   49%
 
 5.8
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Stuck on You
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In Martha's Vineyard, Mass., conjoined twins Walt (Greg Kinnear) and Bob Tenor (Matt Damon) make the best of their handicap by being the fastest grill cooks in town. While outgoing Walt hopes to one day become a famous actor, shy Bob prefers to ...
Style: humorous, touching, clever, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: disability, hollywood, twins, fall in love, internet, brothers, dumb, actor's life, best friends, siblings relations, redemption, tv show ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, santa monica california, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   48%
 
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Mixed Nuts
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The events focus around a crisis hotline business on one crazy night during the Christmas holidays.
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: christmas, holiday, boss and employee, suicide, workplace situations, nothing goes right, disorder, workplace, cross dressing, goofy hero, social misfits, catastrophe ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, europe, seattle, usa, venice ...
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System:   47%
    User:   41%
 
Sweet Liberty
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Michael has written a schollarly book on the revolutionary war. He has sold the film rights. The arrival of the film crew seriously disrupts him as actors want to change their characters, directors want to re-stage battles, and he becomes very ...
Style: clever, semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fish out of water, small town, romance, actor's life, young lovers, couple relations, island, runaway, celebrity culture, showbiz, dialogue, historian ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 18th century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   46%
 
Fierce Creatures
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ex-policeman Rollo Lee is sent to run Marwood Zoo, the newly acquired business of a New Zealand tycoon. In order to meet high profit targets and keep the zoo open, Rollo enforces a new 'fierce creatures' policy, whereby only the most ...
Style: humorous, clever, witty, not serious, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, greed, obnoxious boss, boss and employee, culture clash, cons and scams, workplace intrigue, animals, british, danger, chase, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   49%
 
Born in East L.A.
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Rudy, an American of Hispanic descent, whose south-of-the-border looks show him no mercy during an immigration raid in a migrant worker factory. As his luck goes, he is caught with neither money nor his ID and is deported to Mexico - without ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic, witty ...
Plot: immigrants, parody, culture clash, comedy of errors, interracial relations, factory, mistaken identity, nothing goes right, farce, fish out of water, romance, misfit ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   42%
 
 5.4
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Head of State
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a presidential candidate dies unexpectedly in the middle of the campaign, the Democratic party unexpectedly picks a Washington, D.C. alderman, Mays Gilliam (Rock) as his replacement .
Style: humorous, clever, semi serious, funny, witty ...
Plot: politics, hip hop, president, head of state, white house, corruption, campaign, fish out of water, political, stereotypes, ambition, parody ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, washington d.c.
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System:   45%
    User:   42%
 
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 6.4
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S.O.B.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A movie producer who made a huge flop tries to salvage his career by revamping his film as an erotic production, where its family-friendly star takes her top off.
Style: clever, humorous, witty, cynical, tragicomedy ...
Plot: hollywood, pornography, actor's life, innocence lost, suicide, showbiz, suicide attempt, death, filmmaking, office, artists and showbiz, goofy hero ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   39%
 
 6.9
 69K
Kingpin
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After bowler Roy Munson swindles the wrong crowd and is left with a hook for a hand, he settles into impoverished obscurity. That is, until he uncovers the next big thing: an Amish kid named Ishmael. So, the corrupt and the hopelessly naïve hit the ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, funny, road movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bowling, sport, mentor, road trip, on the road, buddies, drinking, dumb, culture clash, beer, stripper, brothers ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1969, year 1996, year 1979 ...
Place: nevada, pennsylvania, pittsburgh, usa
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System:   43%
    User:   45%
 
 5.9
 15K
Canadian Bacon
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Canadian Bacon is the only fictitious film from Director Michael Moore. This comedy is about an American president who decides to go to war to bring the public’s opinion of him up during election time. Canadian Bacon is actor John Candy’s last ...
Style: humorous, talky, semi serious, satirical, witty ...
Plot: politics, farce, cold war, culture clash, president, conspiracy, head of state, political conspiracy, corruption, sarcasm, political, military ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada, usa, iraq, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   42%
 
 5.8
 15K
Smiley Face
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jane (Anna Faris), a struggling but perpetually stoned actress, has a busy day ahead. She has several important tasks on her list, including buying more marijuana. Even though she already has a good start on the day's planned drug use, she eats ...
Style: surreal, humorous, not serious, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: marijuana, weed, drugs, paranoid, drugs/alcohol, goofy hero, comedy of errors, stoners, farce, nothing goes right, drug abuse, drug addiction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   41%
 
Dinner for Schmucks
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Rising executive Tim Wagner works for a boss who hosts a monthly dinner in which the guest who brings the biggest buffoon gets a career-boost. Tim plans on not attending until he meets Barry, a man who builds dioramas using stuffed mice. ...
Style: humorous, not serious, idiotic, funny, feel good ...
Plot: farce, comedy of errors, mouse, goofy hero, dumb, male nudity, misfit, screwball, stupidity, social misfits, friendship, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   43%
    User:   38%
 

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System:   42%
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