Movies like Bowfinger

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Bowfinger (1999)
 6.4
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Bowfinger (1999)
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, feel good, witty, not serious, funny, talky, light, offbeat, realistic, satirical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, audition, parody, desire for fame, movie business, satire, ambition, lifestyle, nothing goes right, comedy of errors, showbiz, accountant, film within a film, film producer, farce, twins, religions or cults, lookalikes, against the odds, artists and showbiz, cult, society, disorder, underdog ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, usa, los angeles

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Most similar movies to Bowfinger

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, witty and not serious films with plots about artists and showbiz, filmmaking, showbiz, satire, hollywood, parody and disorder mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Bowfinger: Three Amigos (1986), For Your Consideration (2006), Hollywood Shuffle (1987), The Big Tease (1999), Entourage (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Three Amigos (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Three unemployed actors accept an invitation to a Mexican village to replay their bandit fighter roles, unaware that it is the real thing.
Style: humorous, not serious, idiotic, funny, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: parody, farce, village, heroes, rescue, actor, fish out of water, friendship, crimes, danger, gang, dishonesty ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 80s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (1997)
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: humorous, clever, biting, suspense, not serious ...
Plot: satire, hollywood, filmmaking, parody, actor's life, artists and showbiz, hidden identity, media, lifestyle, nothing goes right, disorder, silly humor ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
For Your Consideration (2006)
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: humorous, not serious, entertaining, talky, clever ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, film within a film, rising to stardom, showbiz, ambition, satire, actor's life, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, dysfunctional family, thanksgiving ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Hollywood Shuffle (1987)
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, feel good, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, hollywood, farce, racism, satire, interracial relations, artists and showbiz, actor's life, society, misfit, filmmaking, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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The Big Tease (1999)
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, feel good, clever, witty, talky ...
Plot: hairdresser, culture clash, heroic mission, down on your luck, underdog, contests and competitions, ambition, fighting the system, rivalry, silly humor, competition, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, scotland, california, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Film Crew: Hollywood After Dark (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The Film Crew gives a commentary track to Walk the Angry Beach (1968), aka Hollywood After Dark, featuring Rue McClanahan as a stripper. Beloved, sassy Golden Girl Rue McClanahan stars as an unbeloved, depressive stripper who wants to become a ...
Style: atmospheric, humorous, not serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: parody, ambition, desire for fame, satire, showbiz, filmmaking, actor's life, lifestyle, hollywood, media satire, dancer's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.6
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Entourage (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Movie star Vincent Chase, together with his boys, Eric, Turtle and Johnny, are backā€¦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, feel good, cynical, not serious ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: hollywood, friendship, showbiz, alcohol, rivalry, show business, relationship vs career, celebrity, actor's life, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, movie star ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, spain, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Pauly Shore Is Dead (2003)
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, satirical, absurd, surreal ...
Plot: actor's life, showbiz, filmmaking, disorder, nothing goes right, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, ghost, cons and scams, death, faked suicide, fake suicide ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, france, europe, paris france, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 6.7
 16K
Silent Movie (1976)
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: silent film, humorous, satirical, absurd, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, parody, hollywood, filmmaking, actor's life, alcohol abuse, goofy hero, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, buddies, showbiz, disorder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 1950s ...
Place: california, usa, manhattan new york city, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Finishing the Game: The Search for a New Bruce Lee (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: In 1973, martial arts great Bruce Lee died, his final film, Game of Death, left unfinished. With the public hungry for more Lee, movie execs decide to find a replacement. This outrageous satire looks at the entire process, from the oddball ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, witty
Plot: parody, martial arts, rise and fall, rising to stardom, actor's life, filmmaking, against the odds, tv show, showbiz, tragic hero, desire for fame, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Movers & Shakers (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Joe Mulholland, Head of Production at a Hollywood studio, makes a rather fool-hardy promise to a dying friend. He undertakes to make a major movie using the title - if not the content - of a best-selling sex manual "Love in Sex". Enlisting ...
Style: witty, offbeat, humorous, realistic, not serious
Plot: satire, filmmaking, down on your luck, celebrity culture, nothing goes right, parody, lifestyle, actor's life, misfit, artists and showbiz, media, profanity ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
America's Sweethearts (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In the midst of a nasty public breakup of married movie stars, a studio publicist scrambles to put a cap on the escalating situation as the couple's latest film has found it's only print kidnapped by the director.
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, satirical, light ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: hollywood, couples, paparazzi, romance, love triangle, showbiz, desire for fame, dishonesty, filmmaking, marriage crisis, lifestyle, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: not serious, humorous, captivating, feel good, realistic
Plot: actor's life, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, hopes, filmmaking, showbiz, fame, escapades, society, hollywood, celebrity culture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Independent (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The Independent is a mockumentary comedy film made in 2000, directed by Stephen Kessler, starring Jerry Stiller as an independent film maker, who makes little-known B movies with titles like Twelve Angry Men and a Baby. The film spoofs independent ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, light, satirical, stylized ...
Plot: parody, filmmaking, media, artists and showbiz, misfit, media satire, nothing goes right, fictional biography, film producer, serial killer, eccentricity, creativity ...
Time: 60s
Place: nevada, boston, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Noises Off... (1992)
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: feel good, humorous, not serious, funny, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: backstage, actor's life, theater, nothing goes right, disorder, showbiz, workplace situations, love and romance, farce, theatre play, artists and showbiz, play within film ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, iowa, manhattan new york city, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Nobody Knows Anything! (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An aspiring filmmaker learns that success in Hollywood doesn't come as easy as she suspected as she attempts to discover the formula to success. When the guidance of her helpful has-been uncle fails to pave the way, Sarah Wilder must seek the ...
Style: not serious, humorous, witty, feel good, melancholic ...
Plot: hollywood, lawyer, media satire, showbiz, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, media, actor's life, satire, prison guard, blue collar ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
These Old Broads (2001)
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: feel good, witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: reunion, showbiz, ambition, lifestyle, actor's life, against the odds, filmmaking, love affair, rise and fall, aging, hollywood, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Not Another Not Another Movie (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In this non- stop hilarious ride we follow a struggling Movie Studio that is willing to do anything to make a buck even if it means ruining its reputation, and running the Movie Industry into the ground. This film has everything that an audience ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, witty, ironic ...
Plot: filmmaking, satire, showbiz, media satire, media, artists and showbiz, disorder, unfulfillment, ambition, downfall, nothing goes right, silly humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Hollywood Ending (2002)
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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, witty, realistic ...
Plot: movie business, one more chance, showbiz, couple relations, comedy of errors, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, blind character, disorder, blindness and impaired vision, audition, film within a film ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, california, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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State and Main (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Hollywood Film unit invades a small Vermont town leading to wholesale abandonment of values and virtue. A smart, warm and funny movie - and not just for movie buffs. Tagline: When a film crew came to Waterford, Vermont - They Shot First And Asked ...
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, feel good, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, film within a film, amateur theater, filmmaking, love and romance, lifestyle, americana, small town life, movie business, showbiz, couple relations, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, vermont, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Bogus Witch Project (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A series of short films spoofing "The Blair Witch Project."
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, light, entertaining ...
Plot: parody, desire for fame, nothing goes right, survival, obsessive quest, disorder, in the woods, buddies, filmmaking, escapades, danger, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, feel good, entertaining, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, porn star, lifestyle, follow your dream, rising to stardom, desire for fame, ambition, fish out of water, showbiz, goofy hero, misfit, sexual relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles, idaho
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: humorous, not serious, realistic, talky
Plot: hollywood, artists and showbiz, showbiz, strong female presence, lifestyle, parody, storytelling, celebrity, television, makeup artist, trailer, makeover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Holyman Undercover (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An Amish man comes to Hollywood to be a missionary, and gets cast as Satan on a nighttime soap opera.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, captivating ...
Plot: tv show, hollywood, filmmaking, ambition, artists and showbiz, society, lifestyle, missionary, actor, fish out of water, fame, tv star ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.1
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Real Life (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A pushy, narcissistic filmmaker persuades a Phoenix family to let him and his crew film their everyday lives, in the manner of the ground-breaking PBS series "An American Family".
Style: humorous, satirical, funny, dark humor, witty ...
Plot: family relations, family life, lifestyle, dysfunctional family, disorder, tv show, society, nothing goes right, satire, husband wife relationship, suburbs, reality tv ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, california, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.7
 10K
The Muse (1999)
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: hollywood, muse, screenwriter, writer's life, midlife crisis, couple relations, artists and showbiz, love and romance, writers, writing, family, manipulation ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Big Picture (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Hollywood beckons for recent film school grad Nick Chapman, who is out to capitalize on the momentum from his national award-winning student film. Studio executive Allen Habel seduces Nick with a dream deal to make his first feature, but once ...
Style: suspense, humorous, semi serious, realistic, light ...
Audience: student film
Plot: hollywood, friendship, rise to the top, desire for fame, satire, artists and showbiz, rivalry, ambition, rich and poor, celebrity culture, movie business, film within a film ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976)
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, realistic, humorous, witty, silent film
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, dog, heroes, actor's life, rescue, desire for fame, danger, family, showbiz, legends and myths, bus ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Comic Book: The Movie (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A host of real-life celebrities - including Hugh Hefner, Stan Lee, and Kevin Smith - journey into the world of comic book fandom! Documentary filmmaker Donald Swan heads to the world's largest comic book convention where he encounters a culture ...
Style: witty, humorous, not serious, feel good, melancholic ...
Plot: superhero, farce, escapades, artists and showbiz, obsessive quest, buddies, filmmaking, parody, disorder, media satire, rivalry, figment ...
Place: california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Development Hell (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
TV show
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: humorous, not serious, realistic, captivating, cult film
Plot: filmmaking, hollywood, film within a film, director, desire for fame, hopes, artists and showbiz, agent, film industry, fame, film producer, satire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%