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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, witty, feel good, not serious, realistic, offbeat, funny, satirical, clever, absurd ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, parody, accountant, farce, audition, twins, comedy of errors, movie business, cult, celebrity culture, showbiz, religions or cults, ambition, disorder, artists and showbiz, underdog, desire for fame, nothing goes right, against the odds, society, lookalikes, lifestyle, paranoia, film within a film ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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, hollywood, disorder, lifestyle and actor's life mostly in Comedy, Romance and Thriller genres. Some movies like Bowfinger: Entourage (2015), Sgt. Bilko (1996), Movers & Shakers (1985), Hollywood Shuffle (1987), Silent Movie (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: clever, humorous, not serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, parody, nothing goes right, hidden identity, media satire, showbiz, artists and showbiz, disorder, actor's life, celebrity culture, tv show ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.6
 70K
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: not serious, humorous, sexy, realistic, witty ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: friendship, hollywood, alcohol, rivalry, womanizer, nightclub, financier, buddies, celebrity, show business, aspiring actor, movie star ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, italy, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 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, not serious, realistic, offbeat, witty ...
Plot: military, soldier, against the rules, military base, cons and scams, u.s. army, gulf war, military life, gambling, dishonesty, rivalry, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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: not serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic, witty
Plot: filmmaking, nothing goes right, hollywood, parody, actor's life, singleness, celebrity culture, media satire, showbiz, breakup, artists and showbiz, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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, semi serious, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: parody, farce, hollywood, actor's life, media satire, ethnic stereotype, black people, showbiz, artists and showbiz, misfit, society, anti heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.7
 14K
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, witty, clever, not serious, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, mime, chase, filmmaking, parody, nothing goes right, actor's life, stuntman, silent film, buddies, goofy hero, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s, 1920s, 1950s
Place: california, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: clever, humorous, not serious, witty, realistic ...
Plot: filmmaking, hollywood, thanksgiving, obsession, actor's life, media satire, showbiz, ambition, media, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, rising to stardom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, talky, not serious, feel good, witty ...
Plot: hairdresser, underdog, culture clash, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry, down on your luck, heroic mission, fighting the system, competition, homosexual, pornography ...
Time: 90s
Place: scotland, california, los angeles, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.3
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: filmmaking, hollywood, showbiz, artists and showbiz, love triangle, celebrity culture, ambition, love and romance, lifestyle, celebrity, hotel, christmas ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Who's the Caboose? (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A documentary team gets a grant to do a film on a rare fatal disease that is attacking homeless people. However, they quickly find the film too depressing. Ducking into a nightclub, they discover a young Manhattan comedienne and decide instead to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: hollywood, showbiz, filmmaking, actor's life, nightclub, artists and showbiz, terminal illness, life is a bitch, actress, actor, talent agent, comedy club ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, new york, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, not serious, witty, light, entertaining ...
Plot: parody, desire for fame, nothing goes right, buddies, in the woods, obsessive quest, filmmaking, escapades, disorder, survival, danger, media satire ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: humorous, not serious, realistic, witty
Plot: choking, mistaken identity, filmmaking, farce, actor's life, hollywood, showbiz, movie star, disorder, artists and showbiz, hidden identity, switching roles ...
Time: 20s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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, not serious, feel good, witty, realistic ...
Plot: boss and employee, party, culture clash, farce, filmmaking, nothing goes right, fish out of water, movie business, hollywood, actor's life, goofy hero, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: humorous, not serious, realistic, offbeat, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, actor's life, performer's life, restaurant, writer's life, taxi, prank, celebrity culture, hollywood, media satire, showbiz, filmmaking ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.4
 911
Just Write (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Hollywood tour bus driver poses as a screenwriter to romance an up-and-coming young actress.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, witty
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, actress, fall in love, comedy of errors, hidden identity, romance, unlikely couple, bus, young lovers, manipulations, opposites attract, looking for love ...
Time: 90s
Place: beverly hills, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, humorous, realistic, witty
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: dog, filmmaking, actor's life, bus, desire for fame, actor, family, rising to stardom, hollywood, celebrity culture, showbiz, ambition ...
Time: 20s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, goofy hero, desire for fame, follow your dream, innocence lost, fish out of water, artists and showbiz, misfit, rising to stardom, fall in love, sexual relations, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, idaho
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Hollywood Boulevard (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Joe Dante directs this story of the glamour, the glitter, the magical allure of Hollywood... and not a speck of it rubs off on Miracle Pictures, where "If it's a good picture, it's a Miracle." This is a hilarious tribute to the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, realistic
Plot: filmmaking, murder, hollywood, rape, actress, actor's life, desire for fame, car chase, explosion, showbiz, factory, parody ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: not serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: hollywood, actor's life, parody, showbiz, artists and showbiz, dancer's life, desire for fame, media satire, filmmaking, ambition, lifestyle, ventriloquist dummy ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, realistic, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: backstage, actor's life, theater, nothing goes right, farce, showbiz, workplace situations, artists and showbiz, love and romance, disorder, verbal byplay, theatre play ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: iowa, manhattan new york city, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Hijacking Hollywood (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An aspiring director working as a lowly production assistant, conspires with his aspiring producer roommate to steal the reels of a mega budgeted film he's working on.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever, witty ...
Plot: filmmaking, obnoxious boss, hollywood, cons and scams, showbiz, workplace situations, artists and showbiz, workplace, dishonesty, dangerous animal, vengeance, boss and employee ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, not serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: nothing goes right, actor's life, showbiz, filmmaking, store, artists and showbiz, hollywood, ghost, desire for fame, celebrity culture, cons and scams, media satire ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, witty ...
Plot: reunion, showbiz, farce, actor's life, hollywood, buddies, unlikely couple, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, clergy, contests and competitions, aging ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: feel good, humorous, funny, satirical, light ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: couples, hollywood, romance, love triangle, showbiz, filmmaking, paparazzi, marriage crisis, desire for fame, dishonesty, fall in love, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: hollywood, actor's life, desire for fame, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, showbiz, filmmaking, hopes, lifestyle, celebrity, fame
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.8
 1K
Night Patrol (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The streets of Los Angeles are crawling with weirdos, hookers, peeping toms and perverts. And this time, they're wearing badges! Murray Langston, Linda Blair, Pat Paulsen, Billy Barty, Jaye P. Morgan, Andrew Dice Clay, Pat Morita, Kitten ...
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, realistic, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police, buddies, filmmaking, hollywood, law enforcement, partners, parody, disorder, friends, absurd humor, flashback, sex ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.2
 48K
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: clever, humorous, not serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: tennis court, phone book, fish out of water, farce, coming of age, butler, sniper, goofy hero, self discovery, love and romance, misfit, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.3
 2K
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, biting ...
Plot: goofy hero, hollywood, celebrity culture, media satire, tv show, nothing goes right, fish out of water, misfit, disorder, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, rising to stardom ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Disappearance of Kevin Johnson (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The Disappearance of Kevin Johnson is a mockumentary on the disappearance of a fictitious wealthy British film producer, Kevin Johnson, who is dealing in sex, lies and blackmail in Hollywood.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: tv crew, filmmaking, investigation, celebrity culture, kidnapping, media satire, hollywood, missing person, showbiz, artists and showbiz, crimes, media ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: not serious, humorous, realistic, witty
Plot: martial arts, actor's life, contests and competitions, parody, desire for fame, celebrity culture, media satire, showbiz, tv show, filmmaking, ambition, media ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%