Backstage movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant backstage movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, humorous, light, captivating, feel good and not serious films and TV shows about / with backstage, artists and showbiz, showbiz, lifestyle, actor, musician, actress, writers, ambition and storytelling plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Music genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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backstage movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as backstage: Burlesque (2010), Noises Off... (1992), Slings and Arrows (2003), A Hard Day's Night (1964), A Prairie Home Companion (2006), Boris (2007), After Lately (2011), Starlets (2000), Garth Marenghi's Darkplace (2004), Mozart in the Jungle (2014).

List of backstage movies

 6.4
 79K
Burlesque (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The Burlesque Lounge has its best days behind it. Tess, a retired dancer and owner of the venue, struggles to keep the aging theater alive, facing all kinds of financial and artistic challenges. With the Lounge's troupe members becoming ...
Style: sexy, melancholic, entertaining, romantic, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: cabaret, follow your dream, backstage, desire for fame, performer's life, nightclub, nightlife, burlesque, dancing, ambition, stripper, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, iowa, chicago illinois
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 7.5
 10K
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
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Slings and Arrows (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Slings and Arrows is a Canadian TV series set at the fictional New Burbage Festival, a Shakespearean festival similar to the real-world Stratford Festival. The program stars Paul Gross, Stephen Ouimette and Martha Burns. The blackly comic series ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: backstage, actor's life, lifestyle, workplace romance, workplace, lovers reunited, love and romance, mentor, theatre audience, boss and employee, artists and showbiz, ghost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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A Hard Day's Night (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Capturing John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr in their electrifying element, 'A Hard Day's Night' is a wildly irreverent journey through this pastiche of a day in the life of The Beatles during 1964. The band ...
Style: feel good, witty, humorous, not serious, cult film ...
Plot: the beatles, backstage, culture clash, artists and showbiz, generation gap, fame, music, lifestyle, musician's life, rehearsal, older man younger woman relationship, adolescence ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 70s
Place: england, london, europe, britain
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A Prairie Home Companion (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A look at what goes on backstage during the last broadcast of America's most celebrated radio show, where singing cowboys Dusty and Lefty, a country music siren, and a host of others hold court
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, feel good, lyrical ...
Plot: backstage, musician, radio, singer, radio show, performance, country music, cowboy, musician's life, lifestyle, showbiz, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: minnesota, usa, chicago illinois, wisconsin, texas ...
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 8.4
 3K
Boris (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Boris is an Italian television series produced from 2007 to 2010 by Wilder for Fox International Channels Italy
Style: humorous, light, captivating, feel good, biting ...
Plot: backstage, satire, filmmaking, workplace intrigue, showbiz, workplace situations, workplace, intern, producer, media, tv show, director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rome italy, italy
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 6.4
 570
After Lately (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
TV show
Story: After Lately is an American television comedy. The series depicts, in mockumentary style, the behind the scenes goings-on at the office of the late-night talk show Chelsea Lately. The cast is made up of the actual writers and performers of Chelsea ...
Style: humorous, light, entertaining, captivating, witty ...
Plot: backstage, workplace, showbiz, producer, workplace situations, tv show, celebrity culture, late night, disorder, media, artists and showbiz, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 7.9
 679
Starlets (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Grosse Pointe is an American television parody series which aired on the WB Network during the 2000–2001 television season. Created by Darren Star, it was a satire depicting the behind-the-scenes drama on the set of a television show, and was ...
Style: not serious, cynical, humorous, sitcom, offbeat ...
Plot: parody, backstage, satire, actress, actor, tv show, lifestyle, actor's life, showbiz, rivalry, starlet, workplace intrigue ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 90s, 2000s
Place: california, usa
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Garth Marenghi's Darkplace (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: In the 1980s horror writer Garth Marenghi wrote, produced, directed and starred in Darkplace, a groundbreaking series set in a hospital and exploring the depths of the author's imagination. At least that's what Marenghi and his ...
Style: cynical, not serious, humorous, dark humor, horror spoof ...
Plot: parody, doctor, hospital, heaven and hell, backstage, evil, interview, supernatural, good versus evil, rivalry, tv show, television ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: london, europe, england
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Mozart in the Jungle (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 29 min.
TV show
Story: In the tradition of Anthony Bourdain's "Kitchen Confidential" and Gelsey Kirkland's "Dancing on my Grave" comes an insider’s look into the secret world of classical musicians. From her debut recital at Carnegie ...
Style: humorous, realistic, captivating, romantic, sincere ...
Plot: classical music, orchestra, musician's life, backstage, artists and showbiz, prodigy, hotshot, teacher, performance, music, rivalry, ego clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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 6.4
 1K
Movie Movie (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Sport
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three movie genres of the 1930s, boxing films, WWI aviation dramas, and backstage Broadway musicals, are satirized using the same cast.
Style: humorous, feel good, stylized, not serious, realistic
Plot: parody, backstage, moral dilemma, human spirit, chorus girl, terminal illness, nightclub, parents and children, athlete and trainer, showbiz, athlete's life, desire for fame ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: california, new york
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Michael & Michael Have Issues. (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Michael & Michael Have Issues is a cable television comedy series starring comedians and actors Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter, who created the series. Both comedians appeared together in several TV comedy series, including The State, ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, light
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, backstage, producer, odd couple, actor's life, buddies, intern, self involved, comedy team, employer employee relationship, showbiz, social satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The CollegeHumor Show (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The CollegeHumor Show was an American comedy that premiered on MTV on February 8, 2009 and also aired on MuchMusic. The show is a scripted sitcom with sketch comedy elements. It is written by and stars nine actual CollegeHumor editorial staff ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sitcom, captivating
Plot: workplace, showbiz, backstage, media satire, workplace situations, free spirited, disorder, silly humor, office, boss, producer, workplace humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
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The Muppet Show (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Muppet Show is a comedy-variety television series produced by puppeteer Jim Henson and featuring The Muppets. After two pilot episodes produced in 1974 and 1975 failed to get the attention of America's network heads, Lew Grade approached ...
Style: feel good, humorous, exciting, funny, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: puppet, backstage, puppets, bear, friends, fame, performer's life, goofy hero, workplace, media satire, showbiz, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
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 6.5
 69K
Dreamgirls (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Three young women – Deena Jones, Effie White and Lorrell Robinson – dream of becoming pop stars and they get their wish when they're chosen to be backup singers for the legendary James 'Thunder' Early.
Style: emotional, sentimental, lyrical, melancholic, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: singer, showbiz, singing, manager, african american, performer's life, fame, backstage, show business, soul music, lifestyle, musician ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: detroit, los angeles, usa, new york, las vegas ...
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 7.1
 278K
Pitch Perfect (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: College student Beca knows she does not want to be part of a clique, but that's exactly where she finds herself after arriving at her new school. Thrust in among mean gals, nice gals and just plain weird gals, Beca finds that the only thing ...
Style: feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: rivalry, music band, female protagonist, young people, contests and competitions, competition, youth, singing competition, friends, performance, college life, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, california
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A Chorus Line (1985)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A group of dancers congregate on the stage of a Broadway theatre to audition for a new musical production directed by Zach (Michael Douglas). After the initial eliminations, seventeen hopefuls remain, among them Cassie (Alyson Reed), who once had a ...
Style: stylized, captivating, emotional, lyrical, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: showbiz, rehearsal, rise to the top, broadway musical, choreography, backstage, ballet, broadway, audition, ambition, music, sensuality ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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 7.6
 337K
A Star is Born (2018)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers-and falls in love with-struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer – until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally's career takes off, the ...
Style: uplifting, sincere, touching, captivating, rockumentary ...
Plot: falling in love, showbiz, singer, alcoholic, fame, concert, aspiring singer, talent, addiction, brother brother relationship, pop star, drinking problem ...
Time: 2010s
Place: arizona, boston, memphis
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 8.5
 1.2M
The Prestige (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, captivating, psychological, twist ending ...
Plot: obsession, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, illusion, deception, magic, secret, magical, teleportation, plot twist, magic trick, diary ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 20th century, 1890s ...
Place: london, england, europe, colorado
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Mulholland Drive (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesic, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, mind bending, surreal, atmospheric ...
Plot: lesbian, mystery, neo noir, hallucination, obsession, hollywood, dreams, surrealism, strong sexual content, lesbianism, alternate reality, cowboy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, hollywood star
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 6.9
 3K
Telenovela (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: If you think the steamy sex, sensational scandals and heart wrenching heartbreak on Latino soap operas are a little extreme, just wait until you see what happens behind the scenes! Eva Longoria stars in this new comedy about Ana Sofia, a sizzling TV ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sitcom, light, captivating ...
Plot: actor, workplace, backstage, tv show, workplace situations, showbiz, media, disorder, tv star, filmmaking, friendship, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Real Husbands of Hollywood (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
TV show
Story: Comedian and actor, Kevin Hart teams up with BET Networks to bring viewers one of the funniest shows on television "Real Husbands of Hollywood". The semi-scripted series is the fakest reality show ever following these men of Hollywood ...
Style: humorous, captivating, feel good, light, not serious ...
Plot: parody, hollywood, actor, actor's life, celebrity culture, backstage, comedian, showbiz, lifestyle, african american, marriage, guest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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 6.7
 41K
Notorious (2009)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: NOTORIOUS is the story of Christopher Wallace. Through raw talent and sheer determination, Wallace transforms himself from Brooklyn street hustler (once selling crack to pregnant women) to one of the greatest rappers of all time; THE NOTORIOUS ...
Style: sincere, serious, factual, melancholic, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, african american, fame, rising to stardom, urban ghetto life, murder, music, ambition, success, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1983, 80s
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, new jersey
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 8.0
 6K
The Comeback (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The series initially follows Valerie Cherish (Kudrow), a veteran sitcom actress who has been out of the spotlight for more than a decade, as she attempts in 2005 to return to the industry that made her famous. Valerie lands a role on a new network ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: comeback, actress, tv show, ambition, lifestyle, workplace, backstage, celebrity culture, media satire, self involved, disorder, worn out ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
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An Adventure in Space and Time (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This special one-off drama travels back in time to 1963 to see how Doctor Who was first brought to the screen. Actor William Hartnell felt trapped by a succession of hard-man roles. Wannabe producer Verity Lambert was frustrated by the TV ...
Style: sincere, captivating, sentimental, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: producer, director, success, actor, backstage, cultural icon, tv show, artists and showbiz, media, television, mentor protege relationship, television studio ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1964, 1960s, year 1966 ...
Place: england, london
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 7.7
 16K
Smash (2012)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Smash is an American musical drama television series created by playwright Theresa Rebeck and developed by Robert Greenblatt for NBC. Steven Spielberg served as one of the executive producers. The series was broadcast in the US by NBC and produced ...
Style: stylized, captivating, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: showbiz, actor's life, actor, singer, actress, producer, starlet, rising to stardom, ambition, desire for fame, lifestyle, follow your dream ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A behind-the-scenes look at a fictional sketch-comedy TV show.
Style: witty, realistic, semi serious, talky, humorous ...
Plot: tv show, workplace situations, showbiz, friendship, workplace problem, comedian, artists and showbiz, backstage, determination, renewed love, teamwork, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Singer Dewey Cox overcomes adversity to become a musical legend.
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, funny, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, addiction, parody, musician, marijuana, singer, divorce, farce, drug abuse, stupidity, rock, star ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 60s, 50s, 90s ...
Place: usa
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Hollywood Heights (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Loren (Brittany Underwood) a smart, shy and independent high school senior who has ambitions of being a songwriter, secretly sends her song lyrics to her celebrity crush, rock superstar Eddie Duran (Cody Longo). Loren's wildest dreams come true ...
Style: touching, realistic, captivating, psychological, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cinderella story, follow your dream, musician, audition, star, fame, ambition, best friends, student, fall in love, backstage, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Life's Too Short (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Life's Too Short is a British sitcom mockumentary created and written by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant from an idea by Warwick Davis, and is as described by Gervais, about "the life of a showbiz dwarf".
Style: sitcom, humorous, witty, dark humor, cynical ...
Plot: dwarf, actor, physical appearance, agent, ambition, actor's life, lifestyle, fame, comedian, everyday life, career, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
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