Showbiz movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant showbiz movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, humorous, melancholic, stylized, semi serious and talky films and TV shows about / with showbiz, artists and showbiz, adaptation, ambition, storytelling, mentor, dialogue, nudity (full frontal - brief), catastrophe and brutality plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Music genres shot in USA, UK, Japan and other countries.
showbiz movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as showbiz: Skip Beat! (2008), A Star is Born (2018), Black Swan (2010), Showgirls (1995), UnREAL (2015), Smash (2012), All That Jazz (1979), Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998), Get Him to the Greek (2010), Mrs Henderson Presents (2005).

List of showbiz movies

Skip Beat! (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Story: The girl Kyoko Mogami lives alone in an apartment with her big love the childhood friend Sho Fuwa. He is a big music star and has many fans. One day he breaks up with her telling her she is a plain woman, and the only reason he stayed with her all ...
Style: captivating, feel good, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, showbiz, rivalry, teenage love, artists and showbiz, breakup, rising to stardom, relationship vs career, teenage life, betrayal, lifestyle, couple relations ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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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, touching, sincere, rockumentary, captivating ...
Plot: falling in love, singer, showbiz, alcoholic, fame, pop star, concert, aspiring singer, talent, addiction, brother brother relationship, drinking problem ...
Time: 2010s
Place: arizona, memphis, boston
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Black Swan (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A ballet dancer wins the lead in "Swan Lake" and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, twist ending, mind bending, cerebral ...
Plot: obsession, ballet, dancer's life, insanity, hallucination, mental illness, surrealism, paranoia, psychology, losing-it hero, dark fantasy, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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Showgirls (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A young drifter named Nomi arrives in Las Vegas to become a dancer and soon sets about clawing and pushing her way to become a top showgirl.
Style: sexy, erotic, realistic, cult film, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stripper, bare breasts, erotica, female full frontal nudity, sexual relations, strip club, rivalry, showbiz, striptease, violence against women, dancing, strong sexual content ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
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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, manipulation, dishonesty, media satire, reality, manipulations, ambition, artists and showbiz, workplace intrigue, eligible bachelor, tv show ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Smash (2012)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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, realistic, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: showbiz, actor's life, actor, singer, producer, actress, starlet, lifestyle, rising to stardom, desire for fame, ambition, follow your dream ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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All That Jazz (1979)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Joe Gideon is at the top of the heap, one of the most successful directors and choreographers in musical theater. But he can feel his world slowly collapsing around him - his obsession with work has almost destroyed his personal life, and only his ...
Style: surreal, touching, captivating, humorous, stylized ...
Plot: music, showbiz, womanizer, workaholic, show business, divorce, artists and showbiz, downfall, dancer's life, love and romance, life is a bitch, charity ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the mid-80s, three women (each with an attorney) arrive at the office of New York entertainment manager, Morris Levy. One is an L.A. singer, formerly of the Platters; one is a petty thief from Philly; one teaches school in a small Georgia town. ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: showbiz, music band, music, rising to stardom, rise and fall, addiction, artists and showbiz, ambition, musician's life, lifestyle, couple relations, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 80s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, new jersey, california
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Get Him to the Greek (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Pinnacle records has the perfect plan to get their sinking company back on track: a comeback concert in LA featuring Aldous Snow, a fading rockstar who has dropped off the radar in recent years. Record company intern Aaron Green is faced with the ...
Style: not serious, humorous, cynical, road movie, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: musician, showbiz, musician's life, lifestyle, plan gone awry, disorder, friends, alcohol abuse, celebrity culture, intern, comeback, irresponsible ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2009
Place: las vegas, los angeles, new york, california, usa ...
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Mrs Henderson Presents (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Eccentric 70-year-old widow purchases the Windmill Theatre in London as a post-widowhood hobby. After starting an innovative continuous variety review, which is copied by other theaters, they begin to lose money. Mrs Henderson suggests they add ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: showbiz, world war two, audition, couples, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couple relations, follow your dream, theatre milieu, friendship, art, hopes ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: london, europe, england, flanders, france
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Moulin Rouge! (2001)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A celebration of love and creative inspiration takes place in the infamous, gaudy and glamorous Parisian nightclub, at the cusp of the 20th century. A young poet, who is plunged into the heady world of Moulin Rouge, begins a passionate affair with ...
Style: sexy, sentimental, atmospheric, colourful, lyrical ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: tragic love, cabaret, terminal illness, showbiz, jealousy, writers, love story, seduction, performer's life, postmodernism, nightclub, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 90s, turn of the century, 1900s
Place: paris france, europe, india, france
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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, inspirational ...
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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Vinyl (2016)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Set in 1970s New York, Vinyl is a ride through the sex- and drug-addled music business at the dawn of punk, disco, and hip-hop. The show is seen through the eyes of a record label president, Richie Finestra, who is trying to save his company and his ...
Style: stylized, captivating, realistic, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: music, music business, showbiz, historical character, ambition, mafia, blackmail, disco, drugs/alcohol, rock band, racism, murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: new york, usa, las vegas
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BoJack Horseman (2014)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Meet the most beloved sitcom horse of the 90s - 20 years later. BoJack Horseman was the star of the hit TV show "Horsin' Around," but today he's washed up, living in Hollywood, complaining about everything, and wearing colorful ...
Style: humorous, sitcom, adult animation, satirical, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: existentialism, showbiz, anthropomorphic animal, hollywood, depression, desire for fame, washed up star, down on your luck, cynicism, anthropomorphism, horse, adult humor ...
Time: 21st century, hollywood star, 2020s, 2010s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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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 back…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, feel good, not serious, cynical ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: hollywood, friendship, showbiz, alcohol, rivalry, show business, relationship vs career, celebrity, actor's life, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, movie star ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, italy, texas ...
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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, rise to the top, rehearsal, choreography, broadway musical, backstage, ballet, broadway, audition, ambition, music, urban setting ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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Ave, Caesar! (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Mystery
Country: USA, UK, Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Tells the comedic tale of Eddie Mannix, a fixer who worked for the Hollywood studios in the 1950s. The story finds him at work when a star mysteriously disappears in the middle of filming.
Style: semi serious, dark humor, humorous, talky, stylized ...
Plot: hollywood, showbiz, kidnapping, movie star, ransom, journalist, uncover truth, missing person, filmmaking, actor's life, disappearance, film within a film ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, hollywood star, year 1951 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, malibu california
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Episodes (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
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, sitcom ...
Plot: hollywood, showbiz, actor's life, tv show, womanizer, couple relations, lifestyle, producer, writer's life, writers, workplace situations, sexual attraction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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Rags (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Rags follows the story of Charlie Prince, an orphan living with his acerbic and unloving stepfather and spoiled, simple-minded stepbrothers. Charlie's dream is to be a singer, and while he is vocally talented and can write music, he can't ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: cinderella story, teenage love, youth, showbiz, follow your dream, desire for fame, ambition, artists and showbiz, hopes, social differences, musician's life, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Wired (1989)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The ghost of John Belushi looks back on his troubled life and career.
Style: serious, realistic, controversial
Plot: showbiz, drug abuse, ghost, show business, stoners, couples, addiction, custody, life is a bitch, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: los angeles
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The Notorious Bettie Page (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Bettie Page grew up in a conservative religious family in Tennessee and became a photo model sensation in 1950s New York. Bettie's legendary pin-up photos made her the target of a Senate investigation into pornography, and transformed her into ...
Style: bleak, erotic, melancholic, factual, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: pornography, showbiz, bdsm, rise and fall, ambition, individuality, journal, life is a bitch, sexuality, nudity (full frontal - brief), censorship, photographer ...
Time: 50s, 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: usa, new york, tennessee, manhattan new york city, nashville tennessee ...
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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 ...
Audience: teens
Plot: showbiz, audition, tv show, artists and showbiz, network, media satire, nothing goes right, actor's life, strong female character, television, pregnancy, sarcasm ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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Lily in Love (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Hungary, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Insulted when his screenwriter wife writes a leading role for a younger man, aging Broadway idol Fitz Wynn disguises himself as a handsome young Italian.
Style: humorous, sexual, realistic, semi serious, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: showbiz, writers, fame, casting, producer, stage fright, friendship, deception, love, stage, hotel, typewriter ...
Time: 80s
Place: hungary, budapest, europe, new york, manhattan new york city ...
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Isn't She Great (2000)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, Canada, Japan, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An unsuccessful over-the-top actress becomes a successful over-the-top authoress in this biography of Jacqueline Susann, the famed writer of "The Valley Of The Dolls" and other trashy novels. Facing a failing career, Susann meets a ...
Style: sincere, light, touching, satirical, humorous ...
Plot: ambition, showbiz, terminal illness, actor's life, artists and showbiz, love and romance, aging, fame, writing, marriage, nun, female protagonist ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 60s, 1940s, 1930s ...
Place: manhattan new york city, new york, connecticut
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Mr. Saturday Night (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Buddy Young was the comic's comic, beloved by everyone. Now, playing to miniscule crowds in nursing homes, it seems like everybody but Buddy realizes that he should retire. As Buddy looks for work in show business, he realizes that the rest of ...
Style: humorous, captivating, realistic, stylized, intense ...
Plot: showbiz, comedian, actor's life, ambition, aging, desire for fame, family life, show business, talent agent, rise and fall, rise to the top, relationship vs career ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, new jersey
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The King of Comedy (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Aspiring comic Rupert Pupkin attempts to achieve success in show business by stalking his idol, a late night talk-show host who craves his own privacy.
Style: tragicomedy, dark humor, cynical, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: ambition, delusion, character study, obsession, showbiz, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, nervous breakdown, misfit, mentally unstable, crimes, stalking ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
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Man on the Moon (1999)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Japan, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A film about the life and career of the eccentric avant-garde comedian, Andy Kaufman.
Style: touching, tragicomedy, realistic, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: comedian, showbiz, tv show, prank, rising to stardom, actor's life, human spirit, rise and fall, celebrity culture, dying, fighting illness, performer's life ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1984, year 1985
Place: new york, usa, lithuania, manhattan new york city, the philippines ...
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Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After a talent scout spots her performing with her dog Boi at a charity gala, Sharpay Evans sets off for the bright lights of NYC, convinced instant fame and fortune are in the bag. But theatre's a dog-eat-dog world. Fortunately, Sharpay also ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: showbiz, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, desire for fame, actor's life, love and romance, follow your dream, rivalry, musician's life, disorder, fish out of water, pets ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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Glamour Dolls (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: This is the story of two male prostitutes who want to become professional actors and how they struggle to get into show business.
Style: sentimental, sexy, captivating, humorous, light
Plot: male prostitution, showbiz, love, glamour, pimp, actor, nightlife, audition, show business, sex, friendship, nightclub ...
Place: london
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The Producers (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: After putting together another Broadway flop, down-on-his-luck producer Max Bialystock teams up with timid accountant Leo Bloom in a get-rich-quick scheme to put on the world's worst show.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, satirical, light ...
Plot: transvestism, showbiz, audition, theater, farce, cons and scams, broadway, sex maniac, dishonesty, odd couple, accountant, secretary ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1959
Place: usa, new york, sweden, buenos aires argentina, poland ...
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