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, ambition, lifestyle, nothing goes right, comedy of errors, showbiz, accountant, film producer, farce, twins, religions or cults, lookalikes, against the odds, artists and showbiz, society, disorder, underdog, celebrity culture, cult, paranoia ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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, showbiz, filmmaking, hollywood, disorder, dialogue and brutality mostly in Comedy, Romance and Music genres. Some movies like Bowfinger: Entourage (2015), The Big Tease (1999), Hollywood Shuffle (1987), Sgt. Bilko (1996), Movers & Shakers (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Entourage (2015)
Genre: Comedy
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, not serious, feel good, cynical ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: friendship, hollywood, alcohol, rivalry, show business, relationship vs career, showbiz, celebrity, celebrity culture, actor's life, artists and showbiz, movie star ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, ibiza, spain ...
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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, not serious, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, parody, disorder, hidden identity, media, media satire, workplace situations, celebrity culture, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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, clever, witty, talky, not serious ...
Plot: hairdresser, culture clash, heroic mission, down on your luck, contests and competitions, fighting the system, ambition, underdog, rivalry, competition, homosexual, pornography ...
Time: 90s
Place: scotland, los angeles, california, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: parody, hollywood, farce, artists and showbiz, anti heroes, media satire, down on your luck, interracial relations, showbiz, society, actor's life, misfit ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 5.8
 20K
Sgt. Bilko (1996)
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, witty, realistic, not serious, offbeat ...
Plot: military, soldier, gambling, cons and scams, against the rules, military base, military life, disorder, dishonesty, rivalry, u.s. army, gulf war ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, greenland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: offbeat, not serious, witty, humorous, realistic
Plot: filmmaking, disorder, couples, religions or cults, lifestyle, showbiz, actor's life, misfit, media, breakup, hollywood, parody ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, cynical, not serious, biting ...
Plot: actor's life, store, lifestyle, showbiz, filmmaking, ghost, hollywood, media satire, nothing goes right, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, desire for fame ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, usa, france, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: desire for fame, parody, survival, obsessive quest, buddies, disorder, in the woods, escapades, nothing goes right, filmmaking, danger, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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
Plot: hollywood, couples, filmmaking, paparazzi, romance, showbiz, love triangle, desire for fame, dishonesty, marriage crisis, infidelity, promotion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 15K
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: humorous, clever, witty, not serious, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, chase, filmmaking, mime, parody, comeback, nothing goes right, friends, goofy hero, artists and showbiz, chaos and mayhem, rescue ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 1950s
Place: usa, california, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, clever, witty, offbeat, not serious ...
Plot: thanksgiving, filmmaking, hollywood, obsession, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, loud, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, showbiz, actor's life, agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: realistic, not serious, witty, humorous
Plot: martial arts, against the odds, rise and fall, actor's life, odd couple, society, lifestyle, parody, ambition, tragic hero, filmmaking, media ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, comedy of errors, blind character, disorder, artists and showbiz, couple relations, nothing goes right, blindness and impaired vision, audition, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, realistic, not serious, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: actor's life, backstage, farce, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, love and romance, workplace situations, showbiz, disorder, theater, verbal byplay, theatre play ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: iowa, manhattan new york city, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
My Breakfast with Blassie (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: My Breakfast with Blassie is a movie starring Andy Kaufman and professional wrestler "Classy" Freddie Blassie. It is a mostly improvised parody of the popular art film My Dinner with Andre and is set in a restaurant where Kaufman and ...
Style: talky, realistic, not serious, offbeat, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, artists and showbiz, media satire, prank, restaurant, prodigy, hollywood, disorder, taxi, terminal illness, lifestyle, actor's life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, light, suspense ...
Plot: hollywood, friendship, rise to the top, desire for fame, rivalry, ambition, celebrity culture, rich and poor, artists and showbiz, movie business, film industry, personality change ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: witty, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, dog, celebrity culture, desire for fame, rise to the top, wizards and magicians, rising to stardom, legends and myths, artists and showbiz, friends, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: offbeat, sexy, sexual, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: filmmaking, desire for fame, dancer's life, media satire, artists and showbiz, ambition, parody, hollywood, showbiz, lifestyle, actor's life, meeting ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 6.3
 2K
Nickelodeon (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Going from a lawyer to a writer, and then to a film director, is the career path on which we find the bashful Leo Harrigan. But Leo has problems as well, such as being hopelessly smitten with his leading lady, who chooses to reward his attentions by ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: filmmaking, hollywood, celebrity culture, love triangle, ambition, showbiz, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, love and romance, actress, actor, hotel ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.6
 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, humorous ...
Plot: hollywood, muse, screenwriter, writer's life, midlife crisis, couple relations, artists and showbiz, love and romance, writers, creativity, writing, family ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.7
 4K
Tapeheads (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of Ivan and Josh, two dim witted ex-security guards who love music videos. Out of work, with no job prospects, they form a music video production company. They soon learn the in's and out's of the business in LA and with some ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: filmmaking, blackmail, ambition, partners, disorder, buddies, music band, fish out of water, media satire, rise to the top, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.6
 34K
The Party (1968)
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, realistic, feel good, not serious ...
Plot: culture clash, filmmaking, party, boss and employee, farce, misfit, actor's life, disorder, lifestyle, showbiz, society, fish out of water ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Lonely Guy (1984)
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, witty, talky, realistic, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: honeymoon, cruise, traffic jam, breakup, singleness, couples, hopes, couple relations, romance, nothing goes right, love and romance, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Patsy (1964)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When a star comedian dies, his comedy team decides to train a 'nobody' to play the Star in a big TV show (a Patsy). But the man chosen, bellboy Stanley Belt (Lewis), can't do anything right. The TV show is getting closer, and Stanley ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, biting, realistic ...
Plot: artists and showbiz, hollywood, ambition, fish out of water, tv show, filmmaking, media, disorder, showbiz, lifestyle, misfit, celebrity culture ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The World's Greatest Lover (1977)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When frustrated movie studio mogul Adolph Zitz announces a talent search for a romantic leading man to rival the great Rudolph Valentino, thousands of hopefuls decend upon Hollywood. Rudy Valentine, a neurotic baker from Milwaukee, knows little ...
Style: not serious, realistic, witty, humorous
Plot: mistaken identity, filmmaking, choking, ambition, switching roles, artists and showbiz, love and romance, disorder, dishonesty, lifestyle, actor's life, showbiz ...
Time: 20s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: humorous, witty, biting, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: reunion, showbiz, love and romance, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, farce, ambition, actor's life, lifestyle, against the odds, rise and fall, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, love and romance, goofy hero, follow your dream, desire for fame, innocence lost, misfit, showbiz, lifestyle, fish out of water, ambition, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, idaho
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, witty, dark humor, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: serial killer, filmmaking, parody, showbiz, misfit, parents and children, media satire, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, media, partners, disorder ...
Time: 60s
Place: boston, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Brutal Massacre: A Comedy (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Harry Penderecki, a once heralded horror auteur, finds himself on the outside looking in at Hollywood. He hasn't had a hit film in years, and most in the industry, including his close friends, think he's washed up. Harry is given one last ...
Style: not serious, humorous, offbeat
Plot: threat, filmmaking, showbiz, one last chance, down on your luck, parody, sex, old dark house, money, blood, audition, director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.2
 49K
The Jerk (1979)
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: humorous, clever, realistic, cynical, not serious ...
Plot: fish out of water, sniper, coming of age, butler, phone book, tennis court, farce, leaving home, fall in love, disorder, starting over, misfit ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%