Actor playing himself movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant actor playing himself movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out humorous, realistic, witty, not serious, talky and stylized films and TV shows about / with actor playing himself, artists and showbiz, comedian, stand up comedian, joke, satire, parody, actor, disorder and live performance plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Fantasy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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actor playing himself movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as actor playing himself: Lost in London (2017), Yesterday (2019), Ricky Gervais Live 4: Science (2010), S Club Seeing Double (2003), George Lopez (2002), Ricky Gervais: Out of England (2008), Lazare (2020), Yuli (2018), Insect (2018), Fresh Hell (2011).

List of actor playing himself movies

Lost in London (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Within the course of a night, Woody Harrelson finds himself in a misadventure in London that winds him up in prison.
Plot: real time, chase, actor playing himself, police, jail, nightclub, taxi
Place: london
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 6.8
 115K
Yesterday (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Music, Romance
Country: UK, China, Japan, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A struggling musician realizes he's the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles.
Plot: the beatles, rock star, alternate reality, male female friendship, rock music, musician, pop singer, price of fame, moral dilemma, fame, plagiarism, actor playing himself ...
Place: los angeles, liverpool, moscow russia
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Ricky Gervais Live 4: Science (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Ricky Gervais Live IV Science or the way things worked before we invented God. The hilarious fourth live smash hit stand up show from Ricky Gervais, following his complete sell out tour - filmed live at London's Hammersmith HMV Apollo
Style: live comedy, concert film, funny, talky, stylized ...
Plot: social satire, live performance, stand up comedian, actor playing himself, satire, monologue, joke, idealism, culture clash, life philosophy, storytelling, moral ambiguity ...
Time: 70s
Place: england
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S Club Seeing Double (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When the members of S Club complain about how tough it is to stay on top, they find themselves replaced by lookalikes... or are they?
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, stylized
Plot: musician's life, music band, showbiz, kidnapping, friends, disorder, artists and showbiz, mad scientist, androids and robots, tv show, celebrity culture, music ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
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 6.7
 10K
George Lopez (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: George Lopez is an American sitcom starring comedian George Lopez. The show originally aired on ABC from March 27, 2002, to May 8, 2007.
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, realistic, witty
Plot: factory worker, family relations, factory, mexican american, promotion, suburban life, family life, siblings relations, suburbs, parents and children, racism, relationship vs career ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Aziz Ansari: Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
Story: Aziz Ansari presents his highly anticipated debut hour long stand-up special. The critically acclaimed stand-up and actor (Parks and Recreation, Funny People) discusses topics ranging from sheets with fraudulent thread counts to the chubbiness of ...
Style: realistic, witty, humorous, not serious, talky ...
Plot: satire, performer's life, religions or cults, absurd humor, television, entertainment, stupidity, social satire, joke, celebrity, stand up comedian, actor playing himself ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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Ricky Gervais: Out of England (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Taped live before a sold-out audience at the WaMu Theater at New York Citys Madison Square Garden, Ricky Gervais: Out of England The Stand-Up Special is a high-spirited hour of offbeat observations and understated humor from the ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, clever, witty ...
Plot: storytelling, society, artists and showbiz, stand up special, stand up comedian, live performance, british, comedian, american, actor playing himself, joke, satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, london, england
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Lazare (2020)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Musical
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A team of French-Brazilian actors goes to Bucharest in Romania to shoot a film at a lower cost. But the Romanian technical team secretly shoot their own film.
Style: avant garde, psychotronic, stylized, contemplative, cult film
Plot: backstage, conspiracy, paranoia, filmmaking, schizophrenia, hitman, ambitious man, actress, bisexual, hallucination, love, female protagonist ...
Place: europe, romania
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 7.1
 2K
Yuli (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Spain, Cuba, UK, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Yuli is the nickname given to Carlos Acosta by his father, Pedro, who considers him the son of Ogun, an African god and a fighter. As a child Yuli avoids discipline and education, learning from the streets of an impoverished and abandoned Havana. ...
Plot: dance school, little boy, dancing, father son relationship, emigration, actor playing himself, autobiography, ballet school, rainstorm, watching television, flashback, photograph
Place: london, cuba
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 6.2
 405
Insect (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Dung Beetle is late, the Parasite is asleep and Mrs Larva is more interested in her knitting than the director’s instructions. It’s clear: this amateur theatre company has a long way to go before they can perform their version of The Insect ...
Style: dark humor, psychotronic, allegory, humorous, stylized ...
Plot: beetle, hallucination, cockroach, insect, transformation, surrealism, film within a film, blood, husband wife relationship, director, actor playing himself, killer ...
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The Chris Gethard Show: Public Access (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Chris Gethard hosts a panel of comedians and weirdos who participate in weird games, take calls from listeners, and generally put on a bizarre weekly spectacle.
Style: talky, humorous, clever, realistic, live comedy ...
Plot: talk show, silly humor, improv, interactive, comedian, absurd humor, interview, absurdism, joke, live performance, actor playing himself, comedienne ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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 7.8
 215
Fresh Hell (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Popular actor Brent Spiner, who plays himself in this web-series, becomes the most hated person in the business after "an incident" and must rebuild his career from the bottom up all over again. His porn star neighbor Dakota helps him.
Style: light, feel good, humorous, entertaining
Plot: star trek, actor, interview, movie business, acting class, friendship, bully, actor playing himself, desperation, porn star, psychic, infamy ...
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The Wolf from Royal Vineyard Street (2016)
Genre: Biography
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, France
Duration: 75 min.
Story: The film tells the life story of its director, Jan Nemec, one of the most known and important filmmakers of Czech New Wave.
Style: suspenseful, touching, suspense, captivating, exciting
Plot: autobiography, female nudity, film festival, narcissism, filmmaker, delusion, actor playing himself, emigration, filmmaking, cabriolet, egocentrism, airport ...
Time: 1990s, 1960s, 60s, 70s, 90s ...
Place: cannes
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Late Night with Conan O'Brien: The Best of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 61 min.
Story: A hilarious collection of some of the best Triumph the Insult Comic Dog segments from "Late Night with Conan O'Brien."
Style: not serious, humorous, witty, exciting, entertaining ...
Plot: late night, celebrity culture, showbiz, artists and showbiz, parody, disorder, lifestyle, partners, puppet, actor playing himself, absurd humor, comedian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Mind of Mencia (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Mind of Mencia was an American television comedy series on the cable channel Comedy Central. Hosted by Carlos Mencia, it aired from 2005 to 2008.
Style: witty, not serious, realistic, live comedy, ethnic humor ...
Plot: performer's life, disorder, society, celebrity culture, social relations, couples, stand up comedian, parody, mexican, vulgarity, monologue, social satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, mexico
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Frankie and Johnny Are Married (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Television director/producer Michael Pressman mounts a production of Frankie and Johnny in the Clare de Lune starring his wife, Lisa Chess. But their attempts to stage the play and work on their marriage keep running afoul, and everything's ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, talky, realistic
Plot: couple relations, couples, romance, actor's life, love and romance, love triangle, marriage, marital problem, husband wife relationship, male female relationship, theatre director, actor playing himself ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: venice california
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 7.1
 38K
JCVD (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Between his tax problems and his legal battle with his wife for the custody of his daughter, these are hard times for the action movie star who finds that even Steven Seagal has pinched a role from him! Jean-Claude Van Damme returns to the country ...
Style: realistic, humorous, psychological, talky, clever ...
Plot: hostage, down on your luck, actor, native, lifestyle, showbiz, midlife crisis, star, heist, nothing goes right, career, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe, los angeles, brussels belgium, brussels
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Jean-Claude Van Johnson (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Jean-Claude Van Damme is a global martial arts & film sensation, also operating under the simple alias of "Johnson" as the world's best undercover private contractor. Retired for years, a chance encounter with a lost love ...
Style: ironic, intense, funny, tense, entertaining ...
Plot: martial arts, washed up star, actor playing himself, working undercover, movie star, undercover agent, fighting crime, crime fighter, star, gang of outlaws, unsolved crime, fame ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.3
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Yao (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Senegal
Duration: 103 min.
Story: From his village in northern Senegal, Yao is a 13-year-old boy ready to do anything to meet his hero: Seydou Tall, a famous French actor. Invited to Dakar to promote his new book, the latter goes to his country of origin for the first time. To ...
Style: road movie, humorous, captivating, light, touching ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: literature, fan, cultural icon, actor playing himself, adventure, humour, child, celebrity, african american, village, 13 year old, actor's life ...
Place: africa
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Aziz Ansari: Right Now (2019)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 65 min.
Story: In a comedy special directed by Spike Jonze, Aziz Ansari shares deep personal insights and hilarious takes on wokeness, family and the social climate.
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, funny, talky ...
Plot: stand up special, performer's life, humour, religions or cults, entertainment, live audience, live performance, concert footage, artists and showbiz, family, sarcasm, celebrity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Kevin Hart: Irresponsible (2019)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Stand-up comedian Kevin Hart talks about his family, travel and a year full of reckless behavior in front of a live sold-out crowd in London.
Style: humorous, feel good, witty, concert film, not serious ...
Plot: stand up comedian, stand up special, performance, performer's life, artists and showbiz, humour, live performance, american abroad, comedian, traveler, eccentric family, tour bus ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, london
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The Ouija Experiment 2: Theatre of Death (2014)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A fun filled weekend turns deadly when a group of unsuspecting theatre goers are trapped inside, after a ravenous spirit is resurrected and released from a Ouija board. They must confront their most terrifying fears and destroy the spirit before it ...
Style: serious, scary
Plot: ghost, ouija board, danger, dealing with death, supernatural, deadly, curses spells and rituals, reincarnation, deadly creature, pursuit, fear, afterlife ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Drunk History (2007)
Genre: Short, Comedy, History
Country: USA
TV show
Story: The original web series featuring historical reenactments by A-list comedy/acting talent, presented by Derek Waters and many inebriated history buff storytellers.
Plot: drunk, interview, alcohol, celebrity, civil rights, politics, drunkenness, slavery, pop culture, alcohol abuse, civil war, argument ...
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Mindhorn (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A washed up actor who played Mindhorn, a secret agent with a bionic eye, returns to the Isle of Man, the area where his most famous role was set, to help catch a killer.
Style: humorous, light, entertaining, captivating, psychotronic ...
Plot: amateur detective, murderer, police investigation, betrayal, conspiracy, mental illness, husband wife relationship, parody, foot chase, paranoia, deception, revenge ...
Time: 2010s, 80s, year 1989
Place: london
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 7.1
 3K
Real Life (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A pushy, narcissistic filmmaker persuades a Phoenix family to let him and his crew film their everyday lives, in the manner of the ground-breaking PBS series "An American Family".
Style: humorous, satirical, funny, dark humor, witty ...
Plot: family relations, family life, lifestyle, dysfunctional family, disorder, tv show, society, nothing goes right, satire, husband wife relationship, suburbs, reality tv ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, california, hawaii
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 6.2
 248K
Dark Shadows (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, Australia, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Vampire Barnabas Collins is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate and family have fallen into ruin.
Style: gothic, dark humor, humorous, offbeat, melancholic ...
Plot: vampire, eccentric family, witch, immortality, old house, estate, curse, old mansion, reincarnation, vampire human love, curses spells and rituals, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 18th century, 19th century, 1770s ...
Place: new england, maine, usa, england, liverpool
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Saturday Night Live: The Best of Steve Martin (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A collection of Steve Martin's best skits.
Style: not serious, humorous, witty
Plot: tv show, misfit, performer's life, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, love and romance, actor's life, media, workplace, lifestyle, showbiz, workplace romance ...
Time: 90s
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Once in a Lifetime (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Mona Bergström is a sweet eurovision-obsessed woman in her 30's. She is married to a lazy husband and have 4 children, all named after her favorite Swedish eurovision popstars. Her brother is a crossdressing guy selftitled "Candy ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: lifestyle, ambition, desire for fame, rising to stardom, moral dilemma, showbiz, obsession, contests and competitions, aspiring singer, music, artists and showbiz, fame ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
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Very Important Person (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Yehuda Levy, a famous actor and revered fear mature 35-year-old, suffers from panic attacks, binge eating and mood swings after a difficult separation. It meets the latest candidate to be a girl his wife and the two formed a special bond
Style: semi serious, realistic, witty, clever, sincere
Plot: artists and showbiz, introspection, celebrity culture, actor's life, unfulfillment, profanity, drugs/alcohol, thirtysomething life, actor, celebrity, actor playing himself, israeli
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
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 6.5
 2K
Corporate (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Two corporate giants compete in order to recklessly maximize their respective profits.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, thought provoking
Plot: rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, workplace, politics, society, ambition, corporate world, business ethics, corporate executive, boardroom, workplace situations, blind ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
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