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, humorous, touching, witty and stylized films and TV shows about / with actor's life, artists and showbiz, actress, lifestyle, showbiz, actor, love and romance, ambition, friendship and couples 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: Birdman or (2014), My Week with Marilyn (2011), Noises Off... (1992), Episodes (2011), Hot in Cleveland (2010), Joey (2004), London Boulevard (2010), The Artist (2011), Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005), Extras (2005).

List of actor's life movies

 7.7
 491K
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, surreal, psychological, talky, enigmatic ...
Plot: midlife crisis, actor's life, father daughter relationship, theater, desire for fame, alter ego, surrealism, existentialism, superhero, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, actor, dialogue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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: star, movie star, filmmaking, showgirl, actor's life, celebrity, historical figure, artists and showbiz, showbiz, ambition, escape from reality, cultural icon ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: england, europe, california, london
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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, realistic, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: backstage, actor's life, theater, nothing goes right, farce, showbiz, workplace situations, artists and showbiz, love and romance, disorder, verbal byplay, theatre play ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: iowa, manhattan new york city, london
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 7.9
 29K
Episodes (2011)
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: showbiz, hollywood, writer's life, tv show, actor's life, sitcom, culture clash, womanizer, couple relations, producer, media satire, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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Hot in Cleveland (2010)
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: sitcom, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, best friends, actor's life, urban, career, fish out of water, shopping, dating, middle aged, lifestyle change, divorced divorcee ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa, cleveland ohio
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 6.0
 38K
Joey (2004)
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, realistic, situational comedy, light, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: womanizer, sitcom, aspiring actor, actor's life, fish out of water, singleness, hollywood, friendship, family relations, thirtysomething life, lifestyle, misfit ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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London Boulevard (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A parolee battles a gangster for the affections of a reclusive movie star.
Style: rough, suspenseful, melancholic, brutal, dark ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fall in love, violence, gangsters, going straight, vengeance, criminal's revenge, paparazzi, criminal heroes, starting over, revenge, actor's life, dishonor among criminals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
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 7.9
 211K
The Artist (2011)
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: feel good, stylized, sentimental, clever, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: actor, ambition, hollywood, dog, love and romance, actor's life, movie star, flapper, marquee, silent film, filmmaking, french ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s, 1950s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
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: thief, christmas, actor's life, private detective, neo noir, murder, crime, investigation, actor, audition, actress, party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, denver colorado, venice beach california ...
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 8.3
 46K
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: not serious, humorous, witty, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: sitcom, actor's life, workplace, actor, best friends, movie star, celebrity, aspiring actor, celebrity culture, showbiz, media, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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 7.7
 15K
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: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: actor's life, showbiz, young woman, dancer, director, singer, producer, actress, actor, performer's life, urban, broadway musical ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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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: stylized, serious, realistic, gloomy, offbeat ...
Plot: actor's life, actress, haunted by the past, artists and showbiz, love and romance, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, longing, lovers apart, videotaping, director, retired ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1960s, 1950s, 1940s ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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 7.6
 48K
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, serious, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: actor, actor's life, rising to stardom, success, star, mccarthyism, showbiz, filmmaking, exile, communism, director, comedian ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 1960s ...
Place: london, switzerland, england, california
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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, semi serious, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: small town, hollywood, actor's life, buddies, love triangle, fall in love, ambition, love and romance, rivalry, social relations, artists and showbiz, celebrity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, west virginia, usa, las vegas, california ...
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Shakespeare in Love (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Young Shakespeare is forced to stage his latest comedy, "Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate's Daughter," before it's even written. When a lovely noblewoman auditions for a role, they fall into forbidden love -- and his play finds a new ...
Style: stylized, romantic, sweet, inspirational, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: shakespeare, theater, cross dressing, verbal byplay, writer's life, theatre play, hidden identity, unlikely couple, forbidden love, love and romance, lovers, muse ...
Time: 16th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london
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Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When fluffy, bubble gum movie star Megan Valentine suddenly finds herself broke and humiliated in the public eye, she wanders from the wreckage of a car accident and witlessly enlists in the U.S. Army hoping in vain that it will change her life.
Style: not serious, humorous, feel good, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: basic training, fish out of water, actor's life, life turned upside down, friends, love and romance, military, military life, power relations, disorder, officers and cadets, celebrity culture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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, semi serious, realistic, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: desire for fame, follow your dream, rivalry, showbiz, artists and showbiz, actor's life, lifestyle, pets, human animal relationship, ambition, musician's life, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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The Legend of Bruce Lee (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The young Bruce Lee (Ho Tsung-Tao AKA Bruce Li) has studied the philosophy and art of kung fu since boyhood, but his girlfriend says that he lives in a world of his own and all he thinks of is fighting. She begs him to change his ways, yet after a ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: good versus evil, master warrior, tough heroes, heroes, actor's life, martial arts, hotshot hero, tragic hero, rivalry, gang, daring rescue, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: hong kong
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 7.4
 86K
Tootsie (1982)
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, humorous, touching, clever, not serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: cross dressing, gender bending, actress, agent, love, actor's life, reputation, serenade, apology, actor, hidden identity, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1982
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
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The One and Only (1978)
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, college, romance, midlife crisis, sport, relationship vs career, showbiz, ambition, couples, artists and showbiz, battle of the sexes, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: new york
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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, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, murder, actor's life, actress, obsessed fan, stalker, stalking, slasher, crime, gory, mentally unstable, performer's life ...
Time: 80s
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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, touching, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: hollywood, rich and poor, insanity, mental illness, actor's life, lobotomy, female protagonist, showbiz, rebelliousness, lost love, wrongful imprisonment, wrongful arrest ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1950s ...
Place: california, usa, manhattan new york city, 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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, stylized, witty ...
Plot: actor's life, showbiz, paparazzi, human nature, celebrity culture, romance, artists and showbiz, best friends, dancer's life, desire for fame, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, france, paris france
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Sweet Bird of Youth (1989)
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: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: actor's life, older woman younger man relationship, aging, ambition, romance, desire for fame, alcoholic, prodigal son, manipulations, artists and showbiz, unlikely couple, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
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 5.6
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Harlow (1965)
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, showbiz, filmmaking, hollywood, unlikely couple, spectacle, rising to stardom, looking for love, celebrity culture, relationship vs career, voyeurism ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: usa, los angeles
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Norma Jean & Marilyn (1996)
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: serious, touching, realistic, gloomy, disturbing ...
Plot: actor's life, sex, party, photo shoot, showbiz, tragic hero, celebrity, desire for fame, rise and fall, rising to stardom, couple relations, looking for love ...
Time: 40s, 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1940s ...
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 5.8
 555
Echo Park (1985)
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, dream, actress, stripper, single parent, gays and lesbians, crumbling marriage, bar, desire for fame, human nature, introspection, self discovery ...
Time: 80s
Place: austria, california, europe, usa, los angeles
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 7.1
 375
Unscripted (2005)
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, filmmaking, showbiz, artists and showbiz, media satire, media, lifestyle, actor, actress, aspiring actor, audition, hollywood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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 6.6
 2K
Star! (1968)
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: serious, captivating, realistic, sentimental, stylized ...
Plot: actor's life, actress, singing, ambition, best friends, performer's life, desire for fame, rising to stardom, relationship vs career, showbiz, artists and showbiz, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1930s, 1910s
Place: usa, manhattan new york city
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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: serious, psychological, stylized, realistic, captivating
Plot: sexual harassment, obsession, actor's life, filmmaking, hollywood, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, prodigy, champagne, misogynist, single mother, backyard ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england
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