Movies like Bowfinger

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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

Most similar movies to Bowfinger

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, clever and funny films with plots about storytelling, adaptation, catastrophe, dialogue, mentor, runaway and culture clash mostly in Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Bowfinger: The Jerk (1979), Hollywood Shuffle (1987), Sgt. Bilko (1996), The Lonely Guy (1984), The Out-of-Towners (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 ...
Plot: hollywood, parody, nothing goes right, hidden identity, media satire, writers, filmmaking, showbiz, lame, artists and showbiz, sarcasm, violence ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   80%
 
 7.2
 48K
The Jerk
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After discovering he's not really black like the rest of his family, likable dimwit Navin Johnson runs off on a hilarious misadventure in this comedy classic that takes him from rags to riches and back to rags again. The slaphappy jerk strikes ...
Style: clever, humorous, not serious, funny, realistic ...
Plot: farce, rags to riches, stupidity, goofy hero, parenthood, self discovery, fish out of water, dumb, storytelling, love and romance, screwball, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   88%
    User:   98%
 
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   85%
    User:   100%
 
 5.7
 20K
Sgt. Bilko
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The army is known for churning out lean mean fighting machines intent on protecting our great nation. Martin is the inexplicable the incorrigible the invicible sgt. Ernie bilko leader of a ragtag group of the sorriest soldiers ever to enlist in the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, offbeat, witty ...
Plot: military, gambling, against the rules, military base, revenge, cons and scams, military life, dishonesty, soldier, assassin, mentor, parody ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, greenland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   82%
    User:   98%
 
The Lonely Guy
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A writer for a greeting card company learns the true meaning of loneliness when he comes home to find his girlfriend in bed with another man.
Style: humorous, talky, witty, not serious, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, singleness, urban, romance, hopes, mentor, couples, disorder, starting over, revenge, fight scenes, dialogue ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   78%
    User:   67%
 
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, dark humor, not serious, funny, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: cross dressing, couple relations, hotel, fish, urban, midlife crisis, marriage, nothing goes right, mentor, fish out of water, unfulfillment, family ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, ohio, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   74%
    User:   86%
 
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   57%
 
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 ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1990s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   63%
 
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 5.6
 10K
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, inspirational ...
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   67%
 
Bringing Down the House
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Straight-laced lawyer, Peter Sanderson (Steve Martin) meets and falls in love with online chat friend "Lawyer-Girl", Charlene Morton (Queen Latifah), only to discover she's a convicted bank robber. Charlene escapes from jail and comes ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, funny, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: lawyer, friendship, drugs/alcohol, suburbs, comedy of errors, stereotypes, divorce, race issues, single father, romance, love and romance, farce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   60%
 
 6.7
 14K
Silent Movie
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Aspiring filmmakers Mel Funn, Marty Eggs and Dom Bell go to a financially troubled studio with an idea for a silent movie. In an effort to make the movie more marketable, they attempt to recruit a number of big name stars to appear, while the ...
Style: humorous, clever, witty, not serious, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, chase, hollywood, nothing goes right, actor's life, buddies, goofy hero, farce, dialogue, chaos and mayhem, filmmaking, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s, 1920s, 1950s
Place: california, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   74%
 
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, dark humor, not serious, witty, realistic ...
Plot: death, stupidity, nothing goes right, actor's life, showbiz, weed, filmmaking, store, parody, artists and showbiz, hollywood, dumb ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   59%
 
 6.2
 39K
The Big Year
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Three fanatical bird-watchers spend an entire year competing to spot the highest number of species as El Nino sends an extraordinary variety of rare breeds flying up into the U.S., but they quickly discover that there are more important things than ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: obsession, birds, friendship, contests and competitions, on the road, obsessive quest, father son relationship, animal life, ambition, friends, buddies, airplane ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: alaska, usa, cross country, new jersey, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   47%
 
 5.4
 9K
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, realistic, offbeat, 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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   48%
 
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   51%
 
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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   58%
 
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, realistic, feel good, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: farce, theater, nothing goes right, showbiz, verbal byplay, workplace situations, artists and showbiz, mentor, workplace, dialogue, love, adaptation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, manhattan new york city, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   41%
 
 6.4
 2K
Dead Tired
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Stressed and overworked, famous French movie star Michel Blanc (Michel Blanc) is beginning to wear down, physically and mentally, from the pressure and demands of fame. Already in a fragile state of mind, strange events start to transpire all around ...
Style: clever, witty, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: nothing goes right, french, self discovery, couple relations, cons and scams, farce, mistaken identity, screwball, art, showbiz, artists and showbiz, adaptation ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: france, tokyo, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   59%
 
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, zoo, culture clash, cons and scams, workplace intrigue, animals, british, danger, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   44%
 
The Big Tease
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Thinking he's competing in Los Angeles' hot Platinum Scissors contest, Scottish hairstylist Crawford (Craig Ferguson) leaves Glasgow with a film crew to capture the event. When he learns he's a mere audience member, Crawford must find ...
Style: humorous, talky, clever, witty, not serious ...
Plot: culture clash, competition, underdog, contests and competitions, ambition, hairdresser, rivalry, pornography, hotel, down on your luck, heroic mission, beauty pageant ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, scotland, los angeles, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   100%
 
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, feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fish out of water, small town, romance, actor's life, young lovers, couple relations, island, runaway, celebrity culture, showbiz, dialogue, actor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 18th century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   45%
 
 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, comedy of errors, drugs/alcohol, goofy hero, stoners, farce, nothing goes right, drug abuse, drug addiction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   44%
 
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, realistic, feel good, 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:   48%
    User:   40%
 
 6.7
 29K
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, realistic, feel good ...
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   53%
 
 7.6
 34K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   42%
 
 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, semi serious, talky, satirical, realistic ...
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:   44%
    User:   35%
 
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, realistic, offbeat, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   42%
 
Under the Rainbow
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In World War II era Los Angeles, the manager of the Culver Hotel leaves his nephew in charge for a weekend. The nephew changes the name to the Hotel Rainbow and overbooks with royalty, assassins, secret agents, Japanese tourists, and munchkins (from ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, offbeat ...
Plot: farce, hotel, espionage, assassination, chase, spy, secret service, mistaken identity, assassin, nothing goes right, dog, nazi ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   40%
 
What About Bob?
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Before going on vacation, self-involved psychiatrist Dr. Leo Marvin has the misfortune of taking on a new patient: Bob Wiley. An exemplar of neediness and a compendium of phobias, Bob follows Marvin to his family's country house. Dr. Marvin ...
Style: humorous, talky, clever, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: psychiatrist, farce, mental illness, dysfunctional family, obsession, psychiatry, goofy hero, family bonds, doctors and patients, doctors, insanity, family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new hampshire, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   43%
 
 5.1
 12K
The Ladies Man
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Because of his salacious language, late-night radio advice-show host Leon Phelps, along with his sweet and loyal producer Julie, is fired from his Chicago gig. Leon gets a letter from a former lover promising a life of wealth, but he doesn't ...
Style: humorous, sexual, not serious, funny, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: farce, buddies, goofy hero, womanizer, stupidity, dumb, couple relations, storytelling, parody, looking for sex, sexual relations, workplace ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   41%
 
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