Amateur theater movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant amateur theater movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious, feel good, dark humor and clever films and TV shows about / with amateur theater, rehearsal, couples, friendship, love and romance, small town, husband wife relationship, family relations, nudity (full frontal - brief) and writers plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as amateur theater: State and Main (2000), Rise (2018), Waiting for Guffman (1996), Bernie (2011), A Chorus of Disapproval (1989), Big Stone Gap (2014), Insect (2018), How the World Is Losing Poets (1982), Route 30 (2007), Cuckoo in a Dark Forest (1985).

List of amateur theater movies

 6.7
 20K
State and Main (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Hollywood Film unit invades a small Vermont town leading to wholesale abandonment of values and virtue. A smart, warm and funny movie - and not just for movie buffs. Tagline: When a film crew came to Waterford, Vermont - They Shot First And Asked ...
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, feel good, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, film within a film, amateur theater, filmmaking, americana, small town life, lifestyle, love and romance, movie business, showbiz, disorder, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, vermont, england
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 6.2
 4K
Rise (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A working class high school drama department and the students come alive under a passionate teacher and family man whose dedication to the program galvanizes the entire town.
Style: captivating, sincere, emotional, touching, inspirational
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teacher, small town, amateur theater, stage performance, teenage life, youth, classmate, classmates, high school teacher
Place: pennsylvania
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Waiting for Guffman (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Corky St. Clair is a director, actor and dancer in Blaine, Missouri. When it comes time to celebrate Blaine's 150th anniversary, Corky resolves to bring down the house in Broadway style in this hilarious mockumentary from the people who brought ...
Style: humorous, witty, clever, offbeat, not serious ...
Plot: mechanic, small town, satire, dentist, audition, backstage, travel agent, improv, amateur theater, city council, alien contact, chinese restaurant ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: missouri, usa, california
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 6.8
 56K
Bernie (2011)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In small-town Texas, affable and popular mortician Bernie Tiede strikes up a friendship with Marjorie Nugent, a wealthy widow well known for her sour attitude. When she becomes controlling and abusive, Bernie goes to great lengths to remove himself ...
Style: dark humor, semi serious, humorous, witty, intense ...
Plot: murder, small town, mortician, embezzlement, district attorney, hidden corpse, prison visit, confession of crime, crime, crimes, investigation, unlikely couple ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, california
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A Chorus of Disapproval (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Guy Jones (Irons) moves to a small British town and joins the local amateur dramatics society as a way to meet people. However he soon finds the drama offstage far outweighs those onstage.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sexy, sexual
Plot: cons and scams, homecoming, small town, showbiz, lifestyle, actor's life, couples, small town life, dishonesty, contests and competitions, love and romance, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s
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Big Stone Gap (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A story centered around a transitional point in the life of Ave Maria Mulligan, the heart of her community in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia.
Style: captivating, humorous, feel good, light
Plot: female protagonist, wedding, marriage proposal, small town, lawyer, job offer, family home, family relations, love and romance, couples, female director, interracial friendship ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, appalachia
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 6.2
 374
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: dark humor, psychotronic, allegory
Plot: beetle, knife throwing, hysterical woman, birth, dual role, insect, attack, transformation, stabbing, obese man, homeless man, film within a film ...
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How the World Is Losing Poets (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 90 min.
Style: cult film
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: locked in, male virgin, butcher, choreographer, keyhole, man wearing glasses, naked in public, looking through a keyhole, teenager, male nudity, man with glasses, poem ...
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 5.4
 252
Route 30 (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: 3 interconnecting stories set along the Lincoln Highway in South Central Pennsylvania.
Style: humorous, captivating, entertaining, light, offbeat ...
Plot: urban legend, farm, introspection, society, small town, amish, adventure, writers, friendship, rivalry, moving, countryside ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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Cuckoo in a Dark Forest (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland, Czechoslovakia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set in World War 2 as the Germans occupy Czechoslovakia, teenage Emilka's father is murdered by the Nazis, but she is selected for special treatment by virtue of being blonde. She is billeted with the commandant of a concentration camp near the ...
Plot: screaming woman, talking to an animal, new identity, classroom, sexual abuse, letter, shotgun, hospital, explosion, wet clothes, chambermaid, earring ...
Time: 1940s
Place: germany, poland, prague czechoslovakia, prague, prague czech republic ...
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A Voyage Round My Father (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A successful lawyer struck with blindness in middle age continues his battles in the courtroom with the assistance of his family. As his son deals with bitter memories of their relationship, he also seeks his father's respect and love and in ...
Plot: amateur theater, nature, blindness, world war one, divorce lawyer, boarding school, lesbianism, world war two, father son relationship, atheism, weirdo, garden ...
Place: england
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 7.2
 822
The Boys (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When Continuation War started in Summer 1941, German soldiers arrived to Oulu. With their charm they conquered women and town boys. Finnish boys communicated with them on many levels: had trades, worked as interpreters, rotated business, spied on ...
Plot: world war two, childhood, children in wartime, military officer, fight, underage smoking, following someone, praying, murder by gunshot, nazi officer, death by gunshot, loss of innocence ...
Time: 1940s
Place: finland
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Shakespeare In... And Out (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: In the 1980s, a filmmaker begins a project to record the life of an average kid. In Perry, Ohio, he picks Rich Longfellow, a shy lad, and begins filming. Soon after, he dies in Mozambique. Sixteen years later, his son continues the project, finding ...
Style: sex comedy, cult film, dark humor
Plot: pornography, aspiring actor, movie business, cult, retirement home, amateur theater, film making, twenty something, satire, filmmaking, sex, parody ...
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Hurra, die Schwedinnen sind da (1978)
Genre: Comedy
Country: West Germany
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Nikki Moser, a blond womanizer, made a deal with the burgomaster. He gave him money to buy a hotel, and for this Nikki should marry his daughter Marianne. And the catch is not even that the daughter of the Bavarian city head is a mulatto, but the ...
Plot: hotel, shower, sex, fitness gym, amateur theater, chase, adultery, male nudity, female nudity
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Greener Mountains (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Greener Mountains is a family friendly, coming-of-age story about finding your place in the world.
Style: christian film
Plot: adoptive father adopted son relationship, arrest, forest, lake, piano, boy, stars, lie, drinking, student, abandoned baby, police officer ...
Place: new england, vermont
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 5.3
 97
Doubles (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Czech Republic
Story: Comedy tells the story of two men who are much alike but their temperament and life story are as different as day and night. They have never seen each other, they have no idea about each other's mutual existence and it would remain like that if ...
Style: humorous, exciting, captivating, intense, suspenseful ...
Plot: mafia, teenager, teenage girl, criminal, missing person, police officer, heist, teenage boy, uncle nephew relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, robbery, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: prague, czech republic, europe, prague czech republic
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The Song of the Old Days (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The members of an amateur theater group share the losses and sorrows of war with Armenian provincial town's inhabitants.
Plot: amateur theater, church, old woman, postman, tightrope, comedian, railway station, actor, children, animal sacrifice, young love, rehearsal ...
Place: caucasus, soviet union, armenia
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 6.7
 197
Mad Love (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: 1959. Guilty of a double-murder, a man is beheaded. At the bottom of the basket that just welcomed it, the head of the dead man tells his story: everything was going so well! Admired priest, great lover - his earthly paradise seemed to have no end. ...
Plot: death sentence, bloody hand, narration from the grave, bible quote, male masturbation, locked in a room, guillotine, sex with a priest, lock of hair, braille, motorcycle accident, confession booth ...
Time: 50s, year 1959, 1950s
Place: france
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 4.5
 739
Trust Me (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A comical fresco on human misdemeanors and betrayals... A film about our right to not be perfect.
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: actor's life, love affair, disorder, theater, landlord, play, betrayal, strong female presence, artists and showbiz, love and romance, amateur theater, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
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 6.8
 2K
Borstal Boy (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on Irish poet Brendan Behan's experiences in a reform school in 1942. A 16 year-old Irish republican terrorist arrives on the ferry at Liverpool and is arrested for possession of explosives. He is imprisoned in a Borstal in East ...
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, touching, gloomy
Plot: gay teenager, friendship, teenage love, ira, youth, love and romance, life is a bitch, teenage life, boarding school life, society, gay, politics ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: ireland, england, europe
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Winter Sleepers (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Young blonde translator Rebecca lives with her boyfriend ski instructor Marco in a mountain villa owned by her friend, nurse Laura. Rene, local cinema projectionist, steals Marco's car and gets into a car crash with local Theo, whose daughter, ...
Style: sexy, sexual, psychological, gloomy, atmospheric ...
Plot: voyeurism, coma, mountain, translator, hospital, nurse, couple relations, parents and children, romance, mystery, love and romance, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s
Place: germany, europe, bavaria, spain, berlin germany
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Confidentially Yours (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Claude Massoulier is murdered while hunting at the same place as Julien Vercel (Jean-Louis Trintignant), an estate agent who knew him and whose fingerprints are found on Massoulier's car. As the police discover that Marie-Christine Vercel ...
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, clever, suspenseful
Plot: false accusation, murder, investigation, couples, dealer, dishonesty, deadly, small town life, law enforcement, social relations, amateur detective, frame up ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe, nice france
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Surviving Christmas (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Drew Latham is an executive leading an empty, shallow life with only wealth on his side. Facing another lonely Christmas ahead, he revisit his old childhood home in the hope of reliving some old holiday memories – but he finds that the house in ...
Style: feel good, humorous, absurd, idiotic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: christmas, couple relations, suburbs, holiday, nothing goes right, looking for love, eccentric family, parents and children, loneliness, dysfunctional family, happy ending, suburban life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, illinois
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 5.6
 86K
The Pacifier (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Disgraced Navy SEAL Shane Wolfe is handed a new assignment: Protect the five Plummer kids from enemies of their recently deceased father -- a government scientist whose top-secret experiment remains hidden in the kids' house.
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: family, children, mischievous children, bodyguard, nanny, fish out of water, family in danger, danger, martial arts, ex military, one against many, adult child friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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Murder Most Foul (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A murderer is brought to court and only Miss Marple is unconvinced of his innocence. Once again she begins her own investigation. The third Miss Marple film starring Margaret Rutherford as the quirky amateur detective.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, mind bending
Plot: amateur detective, miss marple, courtroom drama, murder, strangulation, mystery, false accusation, murder mystery, crime, life is a bitch, legal investigation, danger ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1950s, 1960s, year 1951
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A Man of No Importance (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Alfie Byrne is a middle-aged bus conductor in Dublin in 1963. He would appear to live a life of quiet desperation: he's gay, but firmly closeted, and his sister is always trying to find him "the right girl". His passion is Oscar ...
Style: semi serious, psychological, realistic, witty, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: working class, pregnancy, church, bus, friendship, dublin ireland, gay, small town, love and romance, couple relations, artists and showbiz, injustice ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1963, 70s
Place: ireland, europe, england
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 6.8
 325
Lonely Hearts (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In this offbeat comedy, an unlikely romance develops between a flamboyant, middle-aged piano tuner and an extremely timid office worker
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: introspection, lifestyle, adult virgin, unfulfillment, hopes, love affair, love and romance, romance, unlikely couple, family relations, computers and web, human nature ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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 6.3
 455
Enter Laughing (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: David Kolowitz, a nice young man living with his parents in New York City in 1938, works at a machine repair shop. His parents want David to study to become a pharmacist. But what he really wants is to be an actor like his idol, Ronald Colman. One ...
Plot: tailor, undressing, top hat, audition, singing, cigar smoking, employer employee relationship, giving a toast, lust, cigarette smoking, sex, lighting a cigarette ...
Place: new york, bronx new york city
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 6.6
 2K
Cosi (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Lewis a young director get his first job directing a play at a mental hospital with the patients as the cast. The play that is decided on is Cosi fan tutte an opera by Mozart.
Style: humorous, touching, witty, clever, feel good ...
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, theater, hospital, addiction, drug abuse, couples, showbiz, wedding, romance, love and romance, underdog ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: australia, sydney australia, california, new jersey
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 5.3
 1K
Crave (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Aiden (Josh Lawson) craves a better life. A life away from his gruesome job as a crime scene photographer, working alongside his detective friend Pete (Ron Perlman). A meaningful life where he can escape the hard streets of Detroit, fall in love ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, bleak, suspenseful, serious
Plot: social decay, danger, deadly, support group, murder, police detective, photographer, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dark hero, urban, neighbor neighbor relationship, clapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, detroit, michigan
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