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, captivating and talky films and TV shows about / with actor playing himself, comedian, satire, artists and showbiz, joke, stand up comedian, society, disorder, live performance and monologue plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Biography genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as actor playing himself: Lost in London (2017), Ricky Gervais: Out of England (2008), Lazare (2020), Yuli (2018), Yesterday (2019), Insect (2018), The Chris Gethard Show (2011), Ricky Gervais Live 4: Science (2010), Fresh Hell (2011), Mind of Mencia (2005).

List of actor playing himself movies

Lost in London (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Within the course of a night, Woody Harrelson finds himself in a misadventure in London that winds him up in prison.
Style: suspense, captivating, disturbing, tense
Plot: chase, nightclub, jail, police, taxi, crimes, reunited friends, night, criminal, satire, actor playing himself, one night
Time: contemporary
Place: london, britain
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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: humorous, witty, realistic, talky, not serious ...
Plot: satire, performer's life, religions or cults, television, absurd humor, ethnic humor, entertainment, stand up special, comedian, celebrity, stand up comedian, social satire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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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, witty, clever, realistic ...
Plot: artists and showbiz, society, live performance, stand up special, stand up comedian, british, comedian, american, monologue, joke, satire, aids ...
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: psychotronic, avant garde, stylized, contemplative, cult film
Plot: backstage, paranoia, conspiracy, filmmaking, schizophrenia, ambitious man, hitman, dancing, movie actress, actress, bisexual, drug abuse ...
Place: europe, romania
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 2K
Yuli (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, 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. ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, thought provoking, psychological
Plot: dance school, little boy, father son relationship, emigration, dancing, ballet school, autobiography, society, historical character, historical figure, black man, ambitious man ...
Time: 2000s, 2010s, 90s, 80s
Place: london, cuba
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 6.8
 148K
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.
Style: captivating, humorous, disturbing, sincere, alternative comedy
Plot: the beatles, alternate reality, rock star, male female friendship, rock music, fame, musician, pop singer, alternate timeline, alternate universe, moral dilemma, price of fame ...
Time: 2010s, year 2004
Place: liverpool, los angeles, moscow russia
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 6.2
 464
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: allegory, psychotronic, humorous, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: beetle, insect, cockroach, hallucination, drifter, dark humor, baby, actor, newborn baby, director, murder, dog ...
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The Chris Gethard Show (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, realistic, clever, not serious ...
Plot: talk show, silly humor, improv, absurd humor, comedian, joke, absurdism, guest, stand up comedian, live performance, theater, actor playing himself ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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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: funny, talky, stylized, scenic, harsh ...
Plot: social satire, stand up comedian, live performance, satire, monologue, joke, idealism, culture clash, life philosophy, moral ambiguity, self discovery, british ...
Time: 70s
Place: england
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 7.7
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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: humorous, entertaining, light, feel good
Plot: bully, actor, star trek, friendship, movie business, acting class, neighbor, desperation, manager, psychic, infamy, porn star ...
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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, captivating, touching, exciting, suspense
Plot: autobiography, filmmaking, emigration, narcissism, female nudity, filmmaker, delusion, hypocrisy, ship, passport, boat, airport ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 90s, year 1968, year 1974
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: parody, not serious, humorous, witty, entertaining ...
Plot: showbiz, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, disorder, partners, lifestyle, puppet, comedian, joke, absurd humor, toys, politically correct ...
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: not serious, realistic, witty, parody, humorous ...
Plot: performer's life, disorder, society, social relations, couples, celebrity culture, stand up comedian, joke, politics, monologue, social satire, pop culture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mexico
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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, stylized, captivating
Plot: music band, musician's life, artists and showbiz, mad scientist, kidnapping, showbiz, tv show, celebrity culture, disorder, friends, androids and robots, music ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
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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, semi serious, humorous, talky, realistic
Plot: couple relations, actor's life, romance, love and romance, love triangle, couples, marriage, husband wife relationship, marital problem, male female relationship, theatre director, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: venice california
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 6.8
 12K
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, not serious, humorous, realistic, witty
Plot: family relations, factory worker, factory, society, single parent, workplace, disorder, ethnic, friends, promotion, unsupportive coworkers, optimism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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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, cynical, witty, humorous, not serious ...
Plot: dwarf, actor, agent, fame, everyday life, comedian, actor's life, ambition, lifestyle, showbiz, dark humor, career ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
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 7.1
 39K
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, lifestyle, midlife crisis, showbiz, heist, nothing goes right, crimes, career, media coverage, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, belgium, los angeles, brussels
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Love Machine (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Director Pavel Ruminov wanted to break up with his girlfriend. But she had a different opinion on the matter and refused to leave the flat, insisting their story was not over yet.
Style: erotic, sexy, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: female masturbation, explicit sex, erection, unsimulated sex, rough sex, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, sexual intercourse, masturbation, sex tape, breakup, male female relationship, relationships ...
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 6.4
 1K
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, light, scenic, touching, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: literature, cultural icon, fan, obsessive quest, movie actor, adventure, small village, african american protagonist, humour, fandom, actor's life, child ...
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, funny, not serious, talky, witty ...
Plot: stand up special, humour, performer's life, artists and showbiz, religions or cults, family, live performance, entertainment, comedian, ethnic humor, pop culture, social satire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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: entertaining, captivating, ironic, funny, tense ...
Plot: washed up star, martial arts, humour, working undercover, crime fighter, fighting crime, movie star, criminal underworld, gang of outlaws, celebrity, undercover agent, unsolved crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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, not serious, talky, feel good, witty ...
Plot: stand up special, stand up comedian, performer's life, artists and showbiz, humour, performance, live performance, comedian, traveler, society, parents and children, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, london
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Toxic Love (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The alienating and repetitive life of a group of heroin junkies in the 1980s Rome.
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, rough, bleak
Plot: addiction, heroin, prostitute, youth, crimes, life is a bitch, rebellion, deadend life, kids in trouble, beach, rebelliousness, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, italy, rome italy
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 7.2
 8K
Dear Diary (1993)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Writer/director/actor Nanni Moretti offers a three-part film diary which takes a sharply satiric look at Italian life.
Style: surreal, intellectual, satirical, melancholic, humorous ...
Plot: motorcycle, diary, self discovery, midlife crisis, introspection, lifestyle, terminal illness, friendship, artists and showbiz, cancer, island, eccentricity ...
Time: 90s, 1930s, 70s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
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 6.9
 3K
April (1998)
Genre: Biography, Comedy
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Nanni Moretti takes a comic look at the ebbs and flows of his life as he becomes a father for the first time. He struggles with distractions while trying to make a documentary of the Italian national elections.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: politics, fatherhood, autobiography, election, parents and children, family life, working class, redemption, couples, family relations, hopes, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1996, year 1997, year 1994 ...
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, london, venice
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Chappelle's Show (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Chappelle's Show is an American sketch comedy television series created by comedians Dave Chappelle and Neal Brennan, with Chappelle hosting the show as well as starring in various sketches. Chappelle, Brennan and Michele Armour were the ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, suspense, cynical ...
Plot: marijuana, comedian, dark humor, racism, african american, guest, interracial relations, hip hop, impersonating, media, artists and showbiz, social problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
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 8.0
 4K
Stella (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Stella was a short-lived television series that originally ran from June 28, 2005 to August 30, 2005 on the American television channel Comedy Central, created by and starring Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter, and David Wain, the three members ...
Style: parody, not serious, surreal, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: stupidity, roommate, love and romance, goofy hero, everyday life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, couples, guest, friends, disorder, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
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A Bit of Fry and Laurie (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A Bit of Fry & Laurie is a British sketch comedy television series written by and starring former Cambridge Footlights members Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, broadcast on both BBC1 and BBC2 between 1989 and 1995. It ran for four series and ...
Style: witty, clever, not serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: musician, comedian, media, artists and showbiz, silly humor, yuppie, satire, social satire, joke, monologue, absurdism, british ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe
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 4.4
 23K
Postal (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story begins with a regular Joe who tries desperately to seek employment, but embarks on a violent rampage when he teams up with cult leader Uncle Dave. Their first act is to heist an amusement park, only to learn that the Taliban are planning ...
Style: cynical, humorous, harsh, entertaining, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: massacre, heist, crimes, misfit, violence, absurdism, satire, violence spree, robbery, amusement park, unemployment, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary, september 11 2001
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
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