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The list contains the best, new and most relevant actor's life movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, humorous, serious, touching, clever and talky films and TV shows about / with actor's life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, actor, actress, showbiz, ambition, filmmaking, fame and mentor plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as actor's life: My Week with Marilyn (2011), Episodes (2011), Hot in Cleveland (2010), Joey (2004), Tootsie (1982), The Artist (2011), Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005), Extras (2005), JCVD (2008), The One and Only (1978).
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Hot in Cleveland
Comedy
USA
30 min.
 7.3
Joey
Comedy, Romance
USA
22 min.
 6.0
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Ave, Caesar!
Comedy, Mystery
UK, Japan, USA
106 min.
 6.3
Marisa in the Woods
Comedy, Drama
Spain
83 min.
 6.8

List of actor's life movies

My Week with Marilyn
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: loneliness, actor's life, movie star, depression, celebrity, artists and showbiz, love story, friendship, showgirl, hollywood, showbiz, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: england, california, london, europe
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 7.9
 29K
Episodes
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, UK
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: realistic, witty, humorous, cynical, funny ...
Plot: tv show, actor's life, showbiz, writer's life, englishman abroad, husband wife relationship, womanizer, couple relations, television, sitcom, producer, hollywood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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Hot in Cleveland
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Three fabulous, eccentric, LA best friends of a certain age have their lives changed forever when their plane unexpectedly lands in Cleveland and they soon rediscover themselves in this new "promised land."
Style: not serious, witty, talky, realistic, humorous
Audience: girls' night
Plot: best friends, actor's life, sitcom, career, urban, shopping, dating, middle aged, lifestyle change, sexual innuendo, fish out of water, girlfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, ohio, cleveland ohio
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 6.0
 38K
Joey
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Joey is an American sitcom, a spin-off from Friends, which stars Matt LeBlanc reprising his role as Joey Tribbiani. It premiered on the NBC television network, on September 9, 2004, in the former time slot of its parent series, Thursday nights at ...
Style: humorous, situational comedy, realistic, light, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sitcom, womanizer, aspiring actor, actor's life, singleness, friendship, family relations, lifestyle, fish out of water, brother sister relationship, hollywood, thirtysomething life ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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 7.4
 86K
Tootsie
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When struggling, out of work actor Michael Dorsey secretly adopts a female alter ego -- Dorothy Michaels -- in order to land a part in a daytime drama, he unwittingly becomes a feminist icon and ends up in a romantic pickle.
Style: witty, clever, humorous, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: cross dressing, romance, love, farce, actor's life, comedy of errors, friendship, actress, hidden identity, agent, drinking, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1982
Place: new york, usa, california, manhattan new york city
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 7.9
 211K
The Artist
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA, Belgium
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: stylized, clever, sentimental, emotional, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, romance, destiny, french, dog, actor's life, actor, filmmaking, artist, downfall, storytelling, showbiz ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A petty thief posing as an actor is brought to Los Angeles for an unlikely audition and finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation along with his high school dream girl and a detective who's been training him for his upcoming role...
Style: dark humor, clever, humorous, talky, witty ...
Plot: private detective, crime, investigation, murder, surveillance, violence, torture, thief, neo noir, actor's life, christmas, murder mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, venice beach california, denver colorado ...
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 8.3
 46K
Extras
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: not serious, humorous, witty, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: sitcom, actor's life, best friends, celebrity culture, showbiz, media, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, friendship, media satire, tv show, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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 7.2
 36K
JCVD
Genre: 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: stylized, clever, semi serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: heist, robbery, gunfight, crime gone awry, bank robbery, actor's life, postmodernism, violence, down on your luck, death, hostage, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe, los angeles, brussels belgium
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The One and Only
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 1951: Andy Schmidt is in his last year of college. Taking life easy and always a saucy joke on his lips, he manages to win fellow student Mary's heart, although she's already otherwise engaged. But getting a job after college turns out ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, sentimental ...
Plot: actor's life, romance, midlife crisis, college, relationship vs career, showbiz, ambition, couples, artists and showbiz, battle of the sexes, crumbling marriage, desire for fame ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: new york
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 5.8
 2K
The Fan
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, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, murder, slasher, actor's life, crime, gory, mentally unstable, performer's life, stalking, runaway, vengeance, camp ...
Time: 80s
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 7.4
 6K
Frances
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, melancholic, heartbreaking ...
Plot: mental illness, hollywood, insanity, actor's life, psychiatry, rebelliousness, depression, mentor, eccentricity, life & death, rich and poor, character study ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1950s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: california, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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A Very Private Affair
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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, stylized, witty ...
Plot: actor's life, human nature, celebrity culture, romance, showbiz, artists and showbiz, best friends, dancer's life, desire for fame, couple relations, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, france, paris france
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Sweet Bird of Youth
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The melodrama of a failing, aging movie star who takes up with an ambitious masseur who takes her home only to show off in front of his former girl friend and her powerful father.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: actor's life, desire for fame, romance, aging, ambition, manipulations, older woman younger man relationship, artists and showbiz, unlikely couple, couple relations, dishonesty, prodigal son ...
Time: 80s
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 5.6
 627
Harlow
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Hollywood drama loosely based on the life of film actress Jean Harlow, with Carroll Baker in the title role. One of two feature film biographies, both released in 1965 and both with the same title, about the '30s platinum blonde movie star.
Style: serious, sexual, realistic
Plot: rise and fall, actor's life, hollywood, unlikely couple, rising to stardom, looking for love, showbiz, celebrity culture, filmmaking, relationship vs career, voyeurism, fashion ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: usa, los angeles
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Norma Jean & Marilyn
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: This film follows Norma Jean from her simple, ambitious youth to her sex star pinnacle and back down. She moves from lover to lover in order to further her career. She finds fame but never happiness, only knowing seduction but not love.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, gloomy, disturbing ...
Plot: actor's life, tragic hero, desire for fame, rise and fall, rising to stardom, couple relations, photo shoot, party, sex, looking for love, celebrity culture, filmmaking ...
Time: 40s, 50s, 60s, 1940s, 1950s ...
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 5.8
 555
Echo Park
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Austria
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, everybody is somebody else. May, a single mother who delivers strip-O-grams, dreams of being an actress. She rents one of her rooms out to a pizza-man cum songwriter named Jonathan. Meanwhile, in the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: actor's life, gays and lesbians, single parent, crumbling marriage, bar, desire for fame, human nature, actress, dream, stripper, introspection, self discovery ...
Time: 80s
Place: austria, california, europe, usa, los angeles
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 7.1
 375
Unscripted
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Unscripted is the on going tales of three out of work actors navigating the rough terrain of Los Angeles. In a land where the universal word for actors is "No", Unscripted takes a look at these three kind souls just trying to survive. ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sexual
Plot: actor's life, showbiz, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, media satire, media, lifestyle, actress, actor, aspiring actor, audition, hollywood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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 6.6
 2K
Star!
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 176 min.
Story: Gertrude Lawrence rises to stage stardom at the cost of happiness.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sentimental, stylized ...
Plot: actor's life, best friends, performer's life, desire for fame, rising to stardom, ambition, relationship vs career, singing, actress, showbiz, artists and showbiz, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1930s, 1910s
Place: usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.7
 15K
Smash
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, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: actor's life, performer's life, urban, desire for fame, follow your dream, showbiz, ambition, hopes, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, couples, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 8.0
 5K
The Comeback
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The series initially follows Valerie Cherish (Kudrow), a veteran sitcom actress who has been out of the spotlight for more than a decade, as she attempts in 2005 to return to the industry that made her famous. Valerie lands a role on a new network ...
Style: humorous, not serious, cynical, realistic, biting
Plot: sitcom, actor's life, comeback, showbiz, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, media satire, tv show, ambition, media, disorder, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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Slings and Arrows
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Slings and Arrows is a Canadian TV series set at the fictional New Burbage Festival, a Shakespearean festival similar to the real-world Stratford Festival. The program stars Paul Gross, Stephen Ouimette and Martha Burns. The blackly comic series ...
Style: clever, semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous
Plot: actor's life, boss and employee, workplace romance, lovers reunited, love and romance, ghost, artists and showbiz, backstage, workplace, mentor, nervous breakdown, manager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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Millennium Actress
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: stylized, serious, realistic, melancholic, surreal ...
Plot: actor's life, haunted by the past, life, chase, love story, loneliness, childhood, storytelling, artists and showbiz, love, art, life & death ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1950s, 1930s, 1960s ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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 6.9
 210K
Mrs. Doubtfire
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Loving but irresponsible dad Daniel Hillard, estranged from his exasperated spouse, is crushed by a court order allowing only weekly visits with his kids. When Daniel learns his ex needs a housekeeper, he gets the job -- disguised as an English ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, light, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, date night, kids
Plot: family, cross dressing, kids and family, nanny, parenthood, actor playing female role, secret identity, hidden identity, family relations, creativity, comedy of errors, children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa
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 7.6
 48K
Chaplin
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, serious, realistic, touching, dramatic ...
Plot: childhood, actor's life, hollywood, actor, rising to stardom, life, mentor, success, nudity (topless - notable), drug abuse, showbiz, filmmaking ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1940s, 1930s, 1960s ...
Place: london, england, california, switzerland
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 7.1
 12K
Venus
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Maurice is an aging veteran actor who becomes absolutely taken with Jessie - the grandniece of his closest friend. When Maurice tries to soften the petulant and provincial young girl with the benefit of his wisdom and London culture, their ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, semi serious, touching, humorous ...
Plot: aging, friendship, art, loneliness, drinking, actor's life, love, mentor, relationships, unlikely friendships, obsession, destiny ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
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 6.6
 3K
Cantinflas
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mike Todd is a Broadway producer struggling to produce the film. Around the World in 80 Days. In Mexico, Mario Moreno, a young entertainer is struggling to get some respect, and he manages to become a star. A twist of faith makes them partners. ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: hollywood, actor's life, rise to the top, rising to stardom, filmmaking, showbiz, ambition, mexican, artists and showbiz, performer's life, demonstration, lightning ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s, year 1966 ...
Place: usa, mexico city, mexico
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Two Weeks in Another Town
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A recovering alcoholic film director tries for a comeback in Rome.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, stylized
Plot: actor's life, showbiz, workplace intrigue, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, ambition, downfall, ego clash, down on your luck, rivalry, sanitarium ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: connecticut, europe, usa, rome italy, italy
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 8.0
 635
Starlets
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Grosse Pointe is an American television parody series which aired on the WB Network during the 2000–2001 television season. Created by Darren Star, it was a satire depicting the behind-the-scenes drama on the set of a television show, and was ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, cynical, offbeat
Plot: parody, actor's life, hollywood, celebrity culture, showbiz, sitcom, tv show, artists and showbiz, media, workplace, media satire, workplace intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: california, usa
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 6.1
 2K
Halla Bol
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Ashfaque (Ajay Devgan) is a small town boy aspiring to be a film star in the Hindi film industry. He joins a street theatre group run by a reformed dacoit Sidhu (Pankaj Kapur) who uses street theatre as a medium to bring about an awakening in the ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: bollywood, actor's life, society, politics, murder, crime, artists and showbiz, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, husband wife relationship, party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
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