Actor's life movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant actor's life movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, talky, stylized, interesting and clever films and TV shows about / with actor's life, artists and showbiz, actress, showbiz, storytelling, lifestyle, mentor, ambition, brutality and adaptation plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as actor's life: Noises Off... (1992), The Artist (2011), Smash (2012), Scarlet Diva (2000), The Girl (2012), Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! (2004), Millennium Actress (2001), Extras (2005), The Fan (1981), A Very Private Affair (1962).

List of actor's life movies

 7.6
 10K
Noises Off... (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A travelling theater group has so much action going on behind-the-scenes it almost ruins the performances.
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, funny, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: actor's life, backstage, theater, nothing goes right, love and romance, workplace situations, showbiz, disorder, farce, theatre play, artists and showbiz, play within film ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: iowa, manhattan new york city, london
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 7.9
 219K
The Artist (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Hollywood, 1927: As silent movie star George Valentin wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion, he sparks with Peppy Miller, a young dancer set for a big break.
Style: sentimental, light, colourful, touching, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: actor, ambition, actor's life, love and romance, silent film, dog, hollywood, movie star, actress, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, showbiz ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s, 1950s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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 7.7
 16K
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: captivating, stylized, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: actor's life, showbiz, producer, actor, actress, singer, lifestyle, follow your dream, desire for fame, rising to stardom, ambition, starlet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 5.2
 2K
Scarlet Diva (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young Italian actress embarks on a self-destructive spree of sex, drugs and other excess while doing some soul searching to find the path for redemption.
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, captivating, sexual
Plot: actor's life, drug abuse, celebrity culture, tragic love, showbiz, addiction, artists and showbiz, sexual relations, life is a bitch, downfall, filmmaking, nightlife ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, asia, paris france, rome italy ...
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 6.3
 6K
The Girl (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, South Africa, USA, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Director Alfred Hitchcock is revered as one of the greatest creative minds in the history of cinema. Known for his psychological thrillers, Hitchcock’s leading ladies were cool, beautiful and preferably blonde. One such actress was Tippi Hedren, ...
Style: psychological, serious, stylized, captivating, realistic
Plot: sexual harassment, actor's life, obsession, filmmaking, prodigy, artists and showbiz, infatuation, starlet, sexual assault, jealousy, movie studio, movie star ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england
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Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A small-town girl wins a date with a Hollywood star through a contest. When the date goes better than expected, a love triangle forms between the girl, the celebrity, and the girl's best friend.
Style: feel good, humorous, sexy, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, artists and showbiz, celebrity, hollywood, fall in love, actor's life, social relations, love triangle, ambition, small town, rivalry, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: west virginia, virginia, usa, las vegas, california ...
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Millennium Actress (2001)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Documentary filmmaker Genya Tachibana has tracked down the legendary actress Chiyoko Fujiwara, who mysteriously vanished at the height of her career. When he presents her with a key she had lost and thought was gone forever, the filmmaker could not ...
Style: serious, touching, talky, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: actor's life, actress, popularity, love and romance, retired, unfulfilled love, haunted by the past, film within a film, female protagonist, lost love, mother daughter relationship, interview ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 1940s, 1950s, 1930s ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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 8.3
 49K
Extras (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Andy Millman gave up his day job five years ago in the hope of achieving the big time, but he’s yet to land a speaking part, let alone saunter down the red carpet to pick up an Oscar. He remains optimistic however, as rubbing shoulders with the ...
Style: witty, humorous, cynical, not serious, light ...
Plot: aspiring actor, sitcom, actor's life, workplace, actor, desire for fame, popularity, lifestyle, unsuccessful, best friends, friendship, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
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 5.7
 2K
The Fan (1981)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A record store clerk is an obsessed fan of an actress of stage and screen (Lauren Bacall). However when his letters are rejected, the fan strikes out at the actresses friends, then at her.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: obsession, murder, slasher, obsessed fan, stalking, actor's life, mentally unstable, danger, woman in danger, crime, price of fame, fanatic ...
Time: 80s
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A Very Private Affair (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A gorgeous teen, Jill, resides in Switzerland with her mother and harbors feelings for the handsome Fabio, an older man who is married to one of her friends. Growing restless, Jill moves to Paris to pursue ballet, but instead finds success and fame ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, mind bending, realistic, witty ...
Plot: actor's life, paparazzi, showbiz, human nature, desire for fame, celebrity culture, couple relations, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, best friends, fanatic, price of fame ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, france, paris france
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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: humorous, sentimental, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: artists and showbiz, showbiz, lifestyle, follow your dream, desire for fame, love and romance, actor's life, rivalry, musician's life, disorder, fish out of water, pets ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 7.7
 528K
Birdman or (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A fading actor best known for his portrayal of a popular superhero attempts to mount a comeback by appearing in a Broadway play. As opening night approaches, his attempts to become more altruistic, rebuild his career, and reconnect with friends and ...
Style: dark humor, psychological, surreal, talky, enigmatic ...
Plot: midlife crisis, actor's life, theater, father daughter relationship, desire for fame, alter ego, surrealism, actor, superhero, existentialism, showbiz, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.6
 50K
Chaplin (1992)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, Italy, Japan, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: With the use of flashback, an elderly Charlie Chaplin discusses his autobiography with his editor, who urges him to be more vulnerable and emotionally honest with his memoirs while journeying through his poverty-stricken childhood, closest ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, serious, touching, factual ...
Plot: actor, rising to stardom, silent film, actor's life, exile, childhood, artists and showbiz, success, ambition, lifestyle, hollywood, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1800s, 1910s, 1960s ...
Place: london, switzerland, england, california
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 7.4
 6K
Frances (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The true story of Frances Farmer's meteoric rise to fame in Hollywood and the tragic turn her life took when she was blacklisted.
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, factual ...
Plot: rich and poor, mental illness, mother daughter relationship, actor's life, showbiz, female protagonist, hollywood, rise to the top, life is a bitch, family relations, introspection, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1950s ...
Place: california, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
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 6.4
 20K
Factory Girl (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the mid-1960s, wealthy debutant Edie Sedgwick meets artist Andy Warhol. She joins Warhol's famous Factory and becomes his muse. Although she seems to have it all, Edie cannot have the love she craves from Andy, and she has an affair with a ...
Style: serious, factual, melancholic, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: artist, addiction, singer, rise and fall, fashion, socialite, photographer, fame, actor's life, love, art, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, year 1964, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, paris france ...
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The Last of Robin Hood (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Errol Flynn, the swashbuckling Hollywood star and notorious ladies man, flouted convention all his life, but never more brazenly than in his last years when, swimming in vodka and unwilling to face his mortality, he undertook a liaison with an ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, touching, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: womanizer, movie star, sexual abuse, actor's life, forbidden love, love affair, love and romance, showbiz, youth, teenage life, life is a bitch, hollywood ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1960, year 2010, year 1959 ...
Place: usa, new york, los angeles, cuba, vancouver british columbia canada ...
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Going Down in LA-LA Land (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Based on the novel by Andy Zeffer, "Going Down in LA-LA Land" is a riveting and uncensored look at Hollywood. It is a story that reveals how friendships sustain us and keep us going. It is a tale that reflects our celebrity-obsessed ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic
Plot: gay, friends, male prostitute, actor's life, lifestyle, starlet, ambition, follow your dream, desire for fame, showbiz, job seeking, fame ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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The Audrey Hepburn Story (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The film spans from Hepburn's early childhood to the 1950s which details her life as a Dutch ballerina, coming to grips with her parents' divorce, and enduring life in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II. She then settles in ...
Style: uplifting, feel good, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: hollywood, showbiz, celebrity culture, actor's life, performer's life, rising to stardom, haunted by the past, filmmaking, human spirit, lifestyle, female protagonist, nun ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 40s, 60s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, holland, new york, europe, manhattan new york city
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Woman in Love (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An actor's career takes a "Tootsie"-like turn when he lets himself be cast as a woman in a movie.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: hidden identity, actor's life, fall in love, artists and showbiz, love and romance, filmmaking, disorder, dishonesty, gender bending, gender, male nudity, camera shot of bare feet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
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Comedy Central Roast of James Franco (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: It's James Franco's turn to step in to the celebrity hot seat for the latest installment of The Comedy Central Roast.
Style: humorous, funny, comic, absurd, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: actor's life, showbiz, celebrity guests, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, comedian, insult, culture clash, dialogue, natural disaster, destiny, jews ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.2
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Women Women (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The fantasies and dreams of two over-the-hill actresses are intertwined with their realities, as the two roommates struggle to survive their day-to-day lives in the expensive and difficult world of Paris.
Style: semi serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: aging, actor's life, best friends, midlife crisis, ambition, desire for fame, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, alcohol abuse, friendship between women, actress ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france
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Flashbacks of a Fool (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An aging Hollywood star, Joe Scott, lives a life of narcissistic hedonism, observed by his laconic personal assistant, Ophelia. The death of his childhood best friend, Boots, takes our protagonist, and the movie, into an extended flashback to a ...
Style: psychological, serious, sentimental, melancholic, realistic ...
Plot: actor's life, redemption, haunted by the past, artists and showbiz, teenage life, worn out, destiny, funeral, personal growth, alcoholic, secrets, village life ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, england, europe, california, south africa
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Cracks in the Shell (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Fine suffers from not being seen but she also does her best at not being noticed, even though she is an acting student. At night, when her mentally handicapped sister Jule cannot get to sleep and stereotypically bangs her head against the wall, Fine ...
Style: psychological, serious, tense, realistic, gloomy
Plot: actor's life, losing-it hero, artists and showbiz, power relations, actress, mentor protege relationship, self destruction, theater, audition, school, twentysomething life, teachers and students ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
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A Magnificent Haunting (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An aspiring actor discovers that his spacious new apartment comes complete with eight friendly ghosts.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, offbeat
Plot: gay, ghost, follow your dream, actor's life, self discovery, showbiz, supernatural, redemption, audition, artists and showbiz, aspiring actor, unrequited love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 1940s
Place: italy
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 6.5
 16K
The Congress (2013)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Israel, Germany, Poland, Luxembourg, Belgium, France, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: More than two decades after catapulting to stardom with The Princess Bride, Robin Wright decides to take her final job: preserving her likeness for a future Hollywood. Through a deal brokered by her loyal, longtime agent and the head of Miramount ...
Style: futuristic, surreal, thought provoking, mind bending, stylized ...
Plot: actor's life, lifestyle, escape from reality, one last job, child illness, parallel world, moral dilemma, society, filmmaking, cyberspace, under the surface, aging ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
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 6.3
 41K
Somewhere (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Italy, Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A hard-living Hollywood actor re-examines his life after his 11-year-old daughter surprises him with a visit.
Style: psychological, touching, emotional, meditative, stylized ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, casual sex, luxury hotel, lifestyle, actor's life, direction and purpose, introspection, womanizer, parents and children, artists and showbiz, irresponsible, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, italy, milan italy ...
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Life's Too Short (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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: humorous, cynical, witty, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: dwarf, sitcom, actor, physical appearance, agent, ambition, lifestyle, actor's life, fame, everyday life, comedian, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
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Pauly Shore Is Dead (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Hollywood comedian/actor Pauly Shore loses everything: his house, nobody in Hollywood wants to represent him, he moves back home with his mom and is now parking cars at the Comedy Store. Then one night when he's up in his mom's loft, a ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, satirical, absurd, surreal ...
Plot: showbiz, actor's life, filmmaking, disorder, nothing goes right, cons and scams, ghost, death, faked suicide, tv show, artists and showbiz, hollywood ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, france, europe, california
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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: humorous, semi serious, baroque, stylized, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: gender bending, gender, actor, mistress, actor's life, mistaken identity, cross dressing, overnight success, lifestyle, gay, life is a bitch, human nature ...
Time: 17th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: london, europe, england, egypt
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My Week with Marilyn (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sir Laurence Olivier is making a movie in London. Young Colin Clark, an eager film student, wants to be involved and he navigates himself a job on the set. When film star Marilyn Monroe arrives for the start of shooting, all of London is excited to ...
Style: sentimental, factual, melancholic, romantic, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: movie star, showgirl, filmmaking, actor's life, celebrity, hot and sexy, drinking problem, cultural icon, ambition, showbiz, nervous breakdown, fame ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: england, europe, california, london
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