Media satire movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant media satire movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out humorous, witty, realistic, clever, semi serious and melancholic films and TV shows about / with media satire, media, pornography, storytelling, mentor, dialogue, brutality, catastrophe, runaway and television plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Music genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as media satire: Black Mirror (2011), UnREAL (2015), The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Beavis and Butt-Head (1993), Network (1976), Ringmaster (1998), Superstar (2012), Scary Movie (2000), The Independent (2000), The Bogus Witch Project (2000).

List of media satire movies

 8.9
 349K
Black Mirror (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A contemporary British re-working of The Twilight Zone with stories that tap into the collective unease about our modern world.  Over the last ten years, technology has transformed almost every aspect of our lives before we've had time to ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, cynical, biting, dark humor ...
Plot: social decay, human nature, computers and web, society, media satire, technology, alternate reality, gadget, paranoia, news, technology gone awry, media ...
Time: future
Place: england
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 7.8
 12K
UnREAL (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Set against the backdrop of a hit dating competition show, "UnREAL" is led by Rachel, a young staffer whose sole job is to manipulate her relationships with and among the contestants to get the vital dramatic and outrageous footage the ...
Style: realistic, twists and turns, captivating, biting, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: media, showbiz, dishonesty, media satire, manipulations, artists and showbiz, workplace intrigue, tv show, workplace situations, eligible bachelor, reality tv, desire for fame ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The Devil Wears Prada is about a young journalist who moves to New York to work in the fashion industry. Her boss however is extremely demanding and cruel and won’t let her succeed if she doesn’t fit into the high class elegant look of their ...
Style: witty, clever, realistic, emotional, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fashion, career woman, fish out of water, women, city life, boss and employee, journalism, workplace intrigue, journalist, relationship vs career, designer, employer employee relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, paris france, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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Beavis and Butt-Head (1993)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 15 min.
Story: Beavis and Butt-head are high school students whose lifestyles revolve around TV, junk food (usually nachos), shopping malls, heavy metal music, and trying to "score with chicks". Each show contains short cartoons centering on the duo who ...
Style: witty, humorous, bad taste humour, clever, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heavy metal, stupidity, high school, odd couple, buddies, heavy metal culture, media satire, hardcase students, rock, practical joke, escapades, fart joke ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, texas
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 8.1
 133K
Network (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A TV network cynically exploits a deranged ex-TV anchor's ravings and revelations about the media for their own profit.
Style: cynical, dark humor, talky, witty, realistic ...
Plot: corruption, workaholic, tv show, racial slur, adultery, media satire, older man younger woman, workplace situations, success, anchor, network, lifestyle ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, california
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 3.1
 5K
Ringmaster (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jerry Springer stars as more or less himself, the host of a raunchy, controversial and popular Los Angeles talk show which features everyday people with problems and who frequently vent thrir problems on the air.
Style: sexy, cynical, humorous, satirical, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, tv show, media satire, family problems, vengeance, infidelity, social decay, dishonesty, mother daughter relationship, sexual promiscuity, stupidity, culture clash ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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 5.3
 842
Superstar (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An average guy who works in a recycling plant wakes up one morning to discover that he's become inexplicably famous.
Style: satirical, cynical, tragicomedy, psychological, thought provoking ...
Plot: life turned upside down, media satire, love hate, disorder, media, price of fame, fame, celebrity, fish out of water, television, media hype, media circus ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
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 6.2
 217K
Scary Movie (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Following on the heels of popular teen-scream horror movies, with uproarious comedy and biting satire. Marlon and Shawn Wayans, Shannon Elizabeth and Carmen Electra pitch in to skewer some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters, including Scream, ...
Style: humorous, not serious, gross out humor, satirical, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: parody, serial killer, youth, teenage angst, small town, killing off one by one, media satire, teenage life, who done it, stupidity, sarcasm, adolescence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
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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, witty ...
Plot: parody, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, media, misfit, nothing goes right, media satire, fictional biography, film producer, serial killer, eccentricity, creativity ...
Time: 60s
Place: nevada, boston, england
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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, escapades, nothing goes right, obsessive quest, buddies, disorder, in the woods, filmmaking, survival, danger, media satire ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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 7.7
 38K
Robot Chicken (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 11 min.
Story: Robot Chicken is an American stop-motion claymation comedy television series created and executive produced by Seth Green and Matthew Senreich along with co-head writers Douglas Goldstein and Tom Root. The writers, especially Green, also provide ...
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, bad taste humour, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, mad scientist, toys, stupidity, media satire, celebrity culture, absurd humor, adult humor, joke, comedy team, hip hop, pop culture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, future
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The Muppet Show (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 30 min.
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: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: backstage, puppets, bear, friends, fame, showbiz, workplace, media satire, performer's life, goofy hero, disorder, nothing goes right ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa
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 6.5
 5K
The TV Set (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: As a writer named Mike struggles to shepherd his semi-autobiographical sitcom into development, his vision is slowly eroded by a domineering network executive named Lenny who favors trashy reality programming. The irony, of course, is that every ...
Style: witty, semi serious, satirical, melancholic, clever ...
Plot: showbiz, audition, tv show, artists and showbiz, network, nothing goes right, media satire, actor's life, strong female character, television, pregnancy, sarcasm ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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 6.5
 10K
Bamboozled (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: TV producer Pierre Delacroix (Damon Wayans) becomes frustrated when network brass reject his sitcom idea. Hoping to get fired, Delacroix pitches the worst idea he can think of: a minstrel show. The network not only airs it, but it incredibly becomes ...
Style: humorous, thought provoking, semi serious, witty, biting ...
Plot: racism, tv show, rise and fall, overnight success, media satire, society, showbiz, censorship, ambition, audition, writer's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, africa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, alabama ...
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Amazon Women on the Moon (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Acclaimed director John Landis (Animal House, The Blues Brothers) presents this madcap send-up of late night TV, low-budget sci-fi films and canned-laughter-filled sitcoms packed with off-the-wall sketches that will have you in stitches. Centered ...
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, funny, absurd ...
Audience: date night
Plot: parody, anthology, disorder, media satire, mad scientist, haunted by the past, u.s. president, mad doctor, storytelling, invisibility, surfing, sea disaster ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 80s
Place: france, paris france
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 6.8
 24K
Bulworth (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A suicidally disillusioned liberal politician puts a contract out on himself and takes the opportunity to be bluntly honest with his voters by affecting the rhythms and speech of hip-hop music and culture.
Style: witty, humorous, thought provoking, satirical, clever ...
Plot: politics, liberal, interracial romance, political corruption, political satire, senator, insurance, romance, americana, fighting the system, society, media satire ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, united states, south central los angeles ...
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The Late Shift (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: David Letterman vies with Jay Leno and his manager to succeed Johnny Carson, retiring from "The Tonight Show."
Style: semi serious, humorous, talky, realistic, biting ...
Plot: rivalry, artists and showbiz, contests and competitions, media, tv show, showbiz, ambition, late night, media satire, television show, comedian, talk show host ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1992, year 1991
Place: usa, new york
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 7.8
 31K
Episodes (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: A British husband-and-wife comedy writing team travel to Hollywood to remake their successful British TV series, with disastrous results.
Style: witty, realistic, cynical, humorous, funny ...
Plot: showbiz, hollywood, tv show, actor's life, producer, writer's life, couple relations, womanizer, sitcom, career, workplace situations, media satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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 6.2
 9K
Stay Tuned (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Salesman Roy Knable spends all his free time watching television, to the exasperation of his wife, Helen. One day, TV salesman Spike convinces Roy to buy a satellite dish offering 666 channels. The new addition to Roy's home entertainment ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, satirical, suspense ...
Plot: satellite dish, tv show, couple relations, survival, crumbling marriage, hostages, media satire, television, wrestling, axe, remote control, adaptation ...
Time: 80s
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 7.3
 12K
Talk Radio (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A rude, contemptuous talk show host becomes overwhelmed by the hatred that surrounds his program just before it goes national.
Style: disturbing, talky, tense, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: radio, racism, radio dj, anonymity, radio show, media, liberal, dangerous, media satire, murder, death, paranoid ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, texas, dallas texas
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 4.8
 8K
Repossessed (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: It's been some time since Father Jebedaiah Mayii exorcised the Devil from little Nancy Aglet, who is now grown up with a husband and two children of her own. But the prince of darkness wants to go a second round and has returned to repossess ...
Style: humorous, not serious, satirical, absurd, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, devil, exorcism, fish out of water, rivalry, obsessive quest, escapades, danger, clergy, disorder, supernatural, mistaken identity ...
Time: 80s, year 1973
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 7.3
 11K
The Front Page (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A journalist suffering from burn-out wants to finally say goodbye to his office – but his boss doesn’t like the idea one bit.
Style: humorous, talky, light, witty, captivating ...
Plot: newspaper, journalist, media, friends, workplace, workplace situations, crimes, media satire, journalism, reporter, social satire, newspaper man ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 5.1
 14K
Ready to Wear (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Paris Fashion Week draws the usual bunch of people; designers, reporters, models, magazine editors, photographers. Follows the various storylines of these characters, centering around a murder investigation of a prominent fashion figure. Features an ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky, satirical ...
Plot: fashion, fashion model, farce, love and romance, media satire, lovers reunited, lifestyle, fashion show, multiple storylines, storytelling, art, media ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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 7.1
 203K
Chicago (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Musical
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.
Style: witty, stylized, captivating, semi serious, lyrical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: femme fatale, prison, desire for fame, rising to stardom, jail, ambition, crimes of passion, fame, warden, uninhibited rivalry, jazz, media satire ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 20s, 1930s
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
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 7.0
 2K
Satan's Brew (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: West Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: This fast-paced black comedy by wunderkind director Rainer Werner Fassbinder follows the frantic efforts of a starving and confused writer, Walter Kranz to beg, borrow or steal enough money to survive on, and at the same time make some sense of his ...
Style: cynical, humorous, semi serious, dark humor, biting ...
Plot: prostitute, murder, lifestyle, rise to the top, investigation, journalism, writer's life, destructive relationship, obsession, prodigy, media satire, gender ...
Time: 19th century
Place: munich germany
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Little Black Book (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Determined to learn about her boyfriend's past relationships, Stacy -- who works for a talk show -- becomes a bona fide snoop. With her colleague, Barb, Stacy gets the names of Derek's ex-lovers and interviews them, supposedly for an ...
Style: cynical, humorous, romantic, light, satirical ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, workplace situations, couple relations, betrayal by friend, thirtysomething life, media satire, rise to the top, television show, manipulation, hidden truth, betrayal, doubt ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, new jersey
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Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 11 min.
Story: Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! is an American sketch comedy television series, created by and starring Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, which premiered February 11, 2007 on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim comedy block and ran until May ...
Style: humorous, not serious, surreal, witty, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, prank, media, siblings relations, artists and showbiz, farce, workplace, partners, goofy hero, media satire, showbiz, tv ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.3
 25K
Spin City (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Spin City is a smart, sophisticated sitcom about the behind-the-scenes workings of City Hall in the biggest city in America. Workaholic Mike Flaherty is the Deputy Mayor of New York City, serving as Mayor Randall Winston's key strategist and ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, captivating, light, feel good ...
Plot: mayor, politics, sitcom, workplace situations, boss and employee, political intrigue, campaign, staff, media, media satire, secretary, right hand man ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, 2000s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 4.9
 18K
Holy Man (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Eddie Murphy stars as an over-the-top television evangelist who finds a way to turn television home shopping into a religious experience, and takes America by storm.
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, satirical, touching ...
Plot: guru, tv show, workplace, media, materialism, artists and showbiz, love affair, media satire, lifestyle, mysterious man, religion, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
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 6.8
 8K
Murphy Brown (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Murphy Brown is an American situation comedy which aired on CBS from November 14, 1988, to May 18, 1998, for a total of 247 episodes. The program starred Candice Bergen as the eponymous Murphy Brown, a famous investigative journalist and news anchor ...
Style: realistic, humorous, talky, not serious, clever ...
Plot: sitcom, workplace, journalism, workplace situations, media satire, tv show, single parent, tv news, mother daughter relationship, television reporter, female journalist, female protagonist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: washington d.c.
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