Overnight success movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant overnight success movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good, light and entertaining films and TV shows about / with overnight success, ambition, lifestyle, disorder, friends, nudity (full frontal - brief), artists and showbiz, friendship, youth and family relations plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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overnight success movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as overnight success: Limitless (2011), Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009), Frenemies (2012), Read It and Weep (2006), Authors Anonymous (2014), Herpes Boy (2009), Garbage (2012), The Over the Hill Band (2009), Bamboozled (2000), Connie and Carla (2004).

List of overnight success movies

 7.4
 567K
Limitless (2011)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A paranoia-fueled action thriller about an unsuccessful writer whose life is transformed by a top-secret "smart drug" that allows him to use 100% of his brain and become a perfect version of himself. His enhanced abilities soon attract ...
Style: philosophical, clever, captivating, intellectual, cerebral ...
Plot: intelligence, success, ambition, rise to the top, life turned upside down, prodigy, superhuman powers, drug abuse, rags to riches, overnight success, experimental drug, life changing experience ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In the glamorous world of New York City, Rebecca Bloomwood is a fun-loving girl who is really good at shopping-a little too good, perhaps. She dreams of working for her favorite fashion magazine, but can't quite get her foot in the door-until ...
Style: light, feel good, romantic, ridiculous, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: fashion, shopping, love and romance, addiction, overnight success, rise to the top, city life, fashion industry, temptation, journalism, lifestyle, women ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, london, usa
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 5.0
 5K
Frenemies (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: What happens when three sets of BFF's become enemies?
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, teen comedy ...
Audience: kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: teenage life, teenager, high school, teenage girl, best friends, friends, youth, friendship, rivalry, teenage boy, overnight success, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Read It and Weep (2006)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A young girl turns into an A-List celebrity over night when her private journal is accidently published and becomes a best-seller.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: teenage love, high school, teenage girl, diary, youth, alter ego, popularity, teenage life, power relations, adolescence vs adulthood, overnight success, rising to stardom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Authors Anonymous (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a dysfunctional group of unpublished writers accept Hannah into their fold, the last thing they expect is her overnight success. Can these lovable misfits achieve their artistic dreams and avoid killing one another in the process?
Style: humorous, light, captivating, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: overnight success, rivalry, writer's life, follow your dream, misfit, ambition, couples, friendship, writers, blind ambition, uninhibited rivalry, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 4.6
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Herpes Boy (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A social outcast with a facial birthmark finds his world flipped upside down after he posts videos of his quirky life onto the Internet and becomes an unwilling cyber-celebrity.
Style: humorous, light, captivating, entertaining, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: overnight success, misfit, ambition, dull life, family relations, youth, suburbs, computers and web, celebrity culture, internet, unfulfillment, rising to stardom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 5.2
 616
Garbage (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two best friends, garbage truck drivers in Hollywood become celebrities overnight after they find Cuba Gooding Jr.’s Best Supporting Actor Oscar for JERRY MAGUIRE in the trash and suddenly their lives go topsy-turvy.
Style: feel good, humorous, light, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, overnight success, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, once in a lifetime opportunity, odd couple, buddies, partners, lifestyle, showbiz, working class, celebrity culture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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The Over the Hill Band (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Upon the death of her husband, Claire (70) decides to reconnect with her estranged son, down and out R&B musician Sid. She asks him to help her restart the old girl group she used to sing in with two of her friends from the old days. The rebel ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, sentimental, touching, humorous ...
Plot: female bonding, girl group, old lady, record producer, overnight success, family relations, golden years, elderly, music band, lifestyle, best friends, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: belgium, europe
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Daydream Believers: The Monkees' Story (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In 2000, VH-1 produced the television biopic Daydream Believers: The Monkees' Story. In 2002, the movie was released on DVD, and featured both commentaries and interviews with Dolenz, Jones and Tork. The aired version did differ from the DVD ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, captivating
Plot: overnight success, desire for fame, lifestyle, rising to stardom, showbiz, daydreamer, artists and showbiz, music band, ambition, music, bittersweet, musician ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
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 6.6
 12K
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: thought provoking, humorous, semi serious, witty, dark ...
Plot: racism, rise and fall, overnight success, hip hop, society, media satire, showbiz, tv show, artists and showbiz, civil rights, gangsters, satire ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, alabama, iowa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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Connie and Carla (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After accidentally witnessing a mafia hit in the Windy City, gal pals Connie and Carla skip town for L.A., where they go way undercover as singers working the city's dinner theater circuit ... as drag queens. Now, it's not enough that they ...
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, entertaining, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: cross dressing, gay, romance, performer's life, lifestyle, hidden identity, overnight success, mistaken identity, dishonesty, best friends, disorder, wrong place wrong time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
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 7.1
 10K
Stage Beauty (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Humble Maria, who outfits top London theater star Ned Kynaston, takes none of the credit for the male actor's success at playing women. And because this is the 17th century, Maria, like other females, is prohibited from pursuing her dream of ...
Style: sexy, stylized, humorous, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night, teens
Plot: gender bending, cross dressing, mistaken identity, gender, mistress, actor's life, overnight success, lifestyle, life is a bitch, human nature, artists and showbiz, downfall ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century, 19th century
Place: london, england, europe, egypt
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The Social Network (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room as a small site among ...
Style: clever, intellectual, realistic, talky, twists and turns ...
Plot: entrepreneur, computer genius, programmer, computers and web, rise to the top, facebook, hacker, ambition, geek, college, social relations, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2003
Place: harvard university, california, usa, san francisco, massachusetts ...
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The Career of Nikos Dyzma (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Poland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Nikos is a master of funeral ceremonies (that's undertaker to you and me) who doesn't expect much from life. After drunkenly insulting a diplomat at a party, weird things begin to happen for Nikos. The news that a mysterious stranger ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: lifestyle, rise to the top, ambition, farce, fish out of water, life turned upside down, overnight success, political intrigue, state affairs, disorder, career, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland
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Not Another Happy Ending (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When a struggling publisher discovers his only successful author is blocked he knows he has to unblock her or he's finished. With her newfound success, she's become too damn happy and she can't write when she's happy.The only ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: writer's block, publisher, writer's life, fall in love, workplace romance, power relations, romance, overnight success, workplace situations, love and romance, workplace, happy ending ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland
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Keith Lemon: The Film (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: With dreams of becoming a successful entrepreneur just like his beloved Richard Branson, Lemon bids farewell to his hometown of Leeds and heads for the capital. When he becomes an overnight billionaire, it seems everything is going his way, but ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, melancholic, sentimental ...
Plot: silly humor, ambition, overnight success, lifestyle, hopes, blind ambition, rise and fall, celebrity culture, invention, delusion, satire, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, united kingdom
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 5.4
 454
Turning Green (2005)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set in late 1970s Ireland, it tells the story of 16-year-old James Powers, an American who finds himself lost after his mother dies and he is forced to live with his three Irish aunts. Displaced and depressed, he longs for a way to make it back to ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, semi serious, humorous
Plot: follow your dream, teenage life, society, youth, love and romance, hopes, getting home, juvenile delinquency, family relations, overnight success, fall in love, bittersweet ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe
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Faith, Fraud, & Minimum Wage (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A rebellious teenage girl wrestles with the true nature of miracles when her father begins to believe in a religious hoax which she has secretly created.
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous
Plot: hoax, life turned upside down, self discovery, teenage life, overnight success, social relations, family relations, religions or cults, miraculous event, cons and scams, parents and children, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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 6.6
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The Athlete (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Germany, Ethiopia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Running the streets of Rome in 1960, an unknown, barefooted Ethiopian man stunned the world by winning Olympic gold in the marathon. Overnight, Abebe Bikila became a sports legend. A hero in his own country and to the continent, Bikila was the first ...
Style: uplifting, touching, exciting, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: runner, sport, olympic gold medalist, marathon, paralysis, disability, rehabilitation, ambition, starting over, athlete's life, follow your dream, against the odds ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: africa, ethiopia, rome italy
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Most Promising Young Actress (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Yvon Rance, a born hairdresser and an elegant middle-aged man with a perfect toupee, reigns in his native Brittany over a clientèle of little old ladies. But his main reason for living, his masterpiece, is Laetitia, his only daughter, whom he has ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: actor's life, desire for fame, follow your dream, ambition, life turned upside down, artists and showbiz, youth, parents and children, overnight success, beauty salon, father daughter relationship, hairdresser ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, brittany, paris france
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 6.7
 9K
Rudo & Cursi (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Mexico
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Two brothers living a hard life of manual labor in rural Mexico have a simple dream: saving enough money to build their mother her dream house. But fate has other plans. A friendly game of soccer leads to first Rudo, then to Cursi being taken on by ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, twists and turns, surprise ending ...
Plot: soccer, rise to the top, ambition, ego clash, rivalry, desire for fame, self discovery, family problems, rising to stardom, sport, athlete's life, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
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 6.4
 132K
Accepted (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A high school slacker who's rejected by every school he applies to opts to create his own institution of higher learning, the South Harmon Institute of Technology, on a rundown piece of property near his hometown.
Style: funny, feel good, entertaining, humorous, light ...
Audience: teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: college, slacker, teenager, high school, college life, party, education, college student, fraternity, stereotypes, unlikely friendships, student ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: harvard university, usa, ohio, yale university
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Postman Pat: The Movie (2014)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Like always, Postman Pat is happily going about his duty delivering letters and parcels around the fictional town of Greendale. One day, auditions for the TV talent show, "You're the One", are held in Greendale, which Pat manages to ...
Style: humorous, captivating, feel good, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: postman, tv show, media, contests and competitions, friendship, ambition, family, fish out of water, life turned upside down, misfit, overnight success, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: england
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Roundabout American (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A young French chef with a fondness for America and a life in shambles pushes the limits of the American Dream by converting a Chicago pizza shop into an escort-service for the super-rich with the help of a suburban slacker who dwells in his ...
Style: semi serious, sexy, realistic, captivating, light ...
Plot: sex party, divorce, female nudity, rise to the top, disorder, sexual relations, friends, overnight success, escort, prostitute, corrupt politician, food poisoning ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
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My Words, My Lies - My Love (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: David, a waiter, finds an unpublished manuscript in a dresser drawer. To impress a girl, he claims to be the author. When the novel becomes a best-seller the real author introduces himself in his life and begins to take-over David's life.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: novelist, rising to stardom, fall in love, wooing, writer's life, love and romance, romance, dishonesty, overnight success, cons and scams, plagiarism, manuscript ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
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 6.0
 2K
You Wish! (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Drama
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Alex is a high school student who always feels like he is overshadowed by his little brother Stevie; he can't get the girl of his dreams; he and his two best friends, Abby and James, are outsiders at school; and he is constantly benched on his ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: high school, youth, wish come true, life turned upside down, teenage life, disney, buddies, change of luck, favoritism among siblings, family, overnight success, regret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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True Jackson, VP (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
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Style: sitcom, semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: fashion, teenager, friendship, disorder, lifestyle, power relations, overnight success, rise to the top, workplace, best friends, boss and employee, workplace situations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, new york
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Badmaa$h Company (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Life in the 1990's was remarkably same for the average Indian. Consumerism had not set in. It was devoid of most of the luxuries of the West. In fact everything "imported" was good, and everything Indian, passé. Badmaash Company is ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, rise to the top, workplace, workplace situations, organized crime, overnight success, buddies, lifestyle, twentysomething life, workplace romance, friends, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1994
Place: asia, india, bombay india, bangkok thailand, las vegas ...
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 6.3
 43K
Rock Star (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Rock Star tells the story of Chris Cole and a rock band called Steel Dragon. Cole is a photocopier technician by day, and the lead singer of a Steel Dragon tribute band called "Blood Pollution" by night.Internal struggles between the Steel ...
Style: melancholic, stylized, intense, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: rock star, heavy metal, music, rock and roll, rock music, audition, heavy metal culture, success, ambition, relationship problems, rock concert, overnight success ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new jersey, pennsylvania, pittsburgh, seattle
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The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A naive business graduate is installed as president of a manufacturing company as part of a stock scam.
Style: feel good, surreal, light, satirical, humorous ...
Plot: fighting the system, corruption, secretary, industry, dark humor, journalism, newspaper, psychiatrist, success, christmas, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: 50s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1958, year 1959
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city
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