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, sexy, humorous, clever and talky films and TV shows about / with artists and showbiz, actor's life, showbiz, actress, lifestyle, ambition, actor, drinking, storytelling and filmmaking plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Biography genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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actor's life movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as actor's life: Noises Off... (1992), Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! (2004), The Artist (2011), Smash (2012), Scarlet Diva (2000), The Girl (2012), Being Michael Madsen (2007), Millennium Actress (2001), Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008), Extras (2005).

List of actor's life movies

 7.5
 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, showbiz, workplace situations, disorder, love and romance, farce, theatre play, artists and showbiz, play within film ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: iowa, manhattan new york city, new york, london
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Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 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, sexy, humorous, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, artists and showbiz, celebrity, hollywood, fall in love, social relations, actor's life, ambition, love triangle, rivalry, buddies, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: west virginia, virginia, usa, las vegas, california ...
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 7.9
 228K
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: silent film, sentimental, emotional, feel good, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: actor, hollywood, ambition, actor's life, love and romance, actress, movie star, dog, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, showbiz, newspaper ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1932 ...
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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 7.7
 16K
Smash (2012)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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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 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, sexy ...
Plot: actor's life, drug abuse, tragic love, celebrity culture, showbiz, addiction, sexual relations, life is a bitch, downfall, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, nightlife ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, rome italy, los angeles, europe, asia ...
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 6.3
 7K
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, stylized, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: sexual harassment, actor's life, obsession, filmmaking, prodigy, artists and showbiz, infatuation, starlet, jealousy, movie star, dream girl, movie studio ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england
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Being Michael Madsen (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Actor Michael Madsen turns the tables on notorious paparazzo, Billy Dant, by hiring a trio of documentary filmmakers to chronicle Dant's life, loves, and troubles.
Style: semi serious, cynical, witty, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: satire, actor's life, filmmaking, paparazzi, showbiz, private vs public, false accusation, celebrity culture, society, vengeance, journalism, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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, film within a film, popularity, love and romance, unfulfilled love, haunted by the past, retired, mother daughter relationship, lost love, interview, female protagonist ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 2000s ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Guinevere Pettigrew, a middle-aged London governess, finds herself unfairly dismissed from her job. An attempt to gain new employment catapults her into the glamorous world and dizzying social whirl of an American actress and singer, Delysia Lafosse.
Style: touching, romantic, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: actress, love affair, high society, love and romance, social differences, governess, friendship, love triangle, pianist, fall in love, actor's life, lifestyle ...
Time: 1930s, year 1939, 20th century, 30s, pre world war two
Place: england, london, europe
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 8.3
 52K
Extras (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: sitcom, witty, humorous, cynical, not serious ...
Plot: aspiring actor, actor's life, workplace, actor, desire for fame, unsuccessful, popularity, friendship, celebrity culture, nothing goes right, best friends, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
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 5.8
 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 ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, murder, obsessed fan, woman in danger, actor's life, stalking, mentally unstable, slasher, crime, danger, crimes, price of fame ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
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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, stylized, witty, mind bending ...
Plot: actor's life, paparazzi, showbiz, human nature, desire for fame, couple relations, celebrity culture, best friends, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, fanatic, price of fame ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, paris france, france
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 7.1
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Unscripted (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, realistic ...
Plot: filmmaking, actor's life, showbiz, lifestyle, media, aspiring actor, casting, audition, hollywood, satire, artists and showbiz, media satire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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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, follow your dream, love and romance, actor's life, desire for fame, rivalry, musician's life, disorder, fish out of water, pets ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 7.7
 571K
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, semi serious, suspense ...
Plot: midlife crisis, theater, ambition, actor's life, father daughter relationship, desire for fame, alter ego, surrealism, introspection, satire, actor, superhero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.6
 53K
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: silent film, sentimental, serious, emotional, touching ...
Plot: rising to stardom, actor, actor's life, exile, hollywood, childhood, artists and showbiz, success, ambition, lifestyle, politics, comedian ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 90s, 70s, 60s ...
Place: london, england, california, switzerland
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 7.4
 7K
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, hollywood, mental illness, mother daughter relationship, family relations, actor's life, showbiz, female protagonist, life is a bitch, rise to the top, parents and children, introspection ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1940s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: california, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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 6.5
 21K
Factory Girl (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 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: contemplative, serious, factual, romantic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: artist, addiction, singer, rise and fall, fashion, socialite, actor's life, photographer, fame, love, art, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1970 ...
Place: new york, usa, paris france, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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 8.4
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700 Sundays (2014)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In 700 Sundays, legendary comedian and actor Billy Crystal tells the stories of his youth, growing up in the jazz world of Manhattan, his teenage years, and finally adulthood. The Tony Award-winning show is a funny and poignant exploration of family ...
Style: humorous, talky, realistic, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: actor's life, artists and showbiz, showbiz, coming of age, youth, parents and children, autobiography, stand up comedian, childhood, performer's life, stand up, vulgarity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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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, touching, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: movie star, womanizer, sexual abuse, hollywood, actor's life, forbidden love, love affair, love and romance, teenage life, showbiz, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1957, 1950s, year 2010 ...
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, vancouver british columbia canada, manhattan new york city ...
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 5.8
 1K
Actors (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Les Acteurs is the absurd story of Jean-Pierre Marielle desperately waiting for a cup of hot water, the story of a conspiracy against actors, the story of aging actors whose careers are slowly less active than they used to be, but a stunning tribute ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty, clever ...
Plot: filmmaking, actor's life, lifestyle, showbiz, artists and showbiz, film industry, actor, actress, jazz, television, midlife crisis, actor playing himself ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, europe, france
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 6.2
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Blonde (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia, Canada, USA
Duration: 165 min.
TV show
Story: A fictional biography of Marilyn Monroe mixed with series of real events in her life.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, contemplative
Plot: hollywood, rise and fall, showbiz, actor's life, ambition, historical figure, rising to stardom, desire for fame, love and romance, starlet, filmmaking, lifestyle ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 60s, 50s, 30s ...
Place: usa, venice beach california, maine
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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, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: gay, male prostitute, hollywood, friends, actor's life, ambition, lifestyle, follow your dream, desire for fame, starlet, showbiz, job seeking ...
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: feel good, serious, uplifting, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: hollywood, showbiz, world war two, celebrity culture, actor's life, performer's life, rising to stardom, haunted by the past, human spirit, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: usa, new york, europe, holland, manhattan new york city
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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, absurd, talky, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: actor's life, showbiz, celebrity guests, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, comedian, insult, culture clash, dialogue, profanity, destiny, jews ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.0
 181
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, contemplative
Plot: aging, alcohol abuse, actor's life, midlife crisis, life is a bitch, ambition, desire for fame, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, best friends, female friendship, actress ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france
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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, tense, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: actor's life, losing-it hero, power relations, artists and showbiz, actress, self destruction, mentor protege relationship, theater, audition, school, twentysomething life, teachers and students ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
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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, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: gender bending, gender, cross dressing, actor, mistress, actor's life, mistaken identity, lifestyle, overnight success, life is a bitch, human nature, downfall ...
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, girls' night
Plot: movie star, showgirl, filmmaking, actor's life, celebrity, cultural icon, crumbling relationship, drinking problem, nervous breakdown, fame, ambition, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1956
Place: england, europe, london, california
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 8.4
 157K
Entourage (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: Film star Vince Chase navigates the vapid terrain of Los Angeles with a close circle of friends and his trusty agent.
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, not serious, talky ...
Plot: hollywood, actor, buddies, friendship, fame, producer, wealth, celebrity, lifestyle, actor's life, rising to stardom, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, beverly hills, usa
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