Theater movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant theater movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, stylized, serious, humorous, talky and witty films and TV shows about / with theater, artists and showbiz, love and romance, showbiz, couples, actress, rehearsal, adaptation, dialogue and storytelling 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 theater: Birdman or (2014), Shakespeare in Love (1998), Noises Off... (1992), Vanya on 42nd Street (1994), Cowboys (2013), Venus in Fur (2013), Shirin (2008), Games of Love and Chance (2003), Tipping the Velvet (2002), Synecdoche, New York (2008).

List of theater movies

 7.7
 582K
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, existentialism, desire for fame, alter ego, surrealism, introspection, satire, actor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Shakespeare in Love (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
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, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: cross dressing, forbidden love, theater, writer's life, shakespeare, verbal byplay, hidden identity, unlikely couple, love and romance, lovers, theatre play, gender ...
Time: 16th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london
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 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: backstage, actor's life, theater, nothing goes right, disorder, showbiz, workplace situations, love and romance, farce, theatre play, artists and showbiz, play within film ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, iowa, manhattan new york city, london
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Vanya on 42nd Street (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An uninterrupted rehersal of Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" played out by a company of actors. The setting is their run down theater with an unusable stage and crumbling ceiling. The play is shown act by act with the briefest of breaks to ...
Style: sincere, melancholic, entertaining, absurd, talky ...
Plot: theater, performance, artists and showbiz, family problems, human nature, loneliness, reenactment, longing, family relations, rehearsal, life philosophy, relationships ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, turn of the century, 19th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, st. petersburg russia, new jersey
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 7.0
 1K
Cowboys (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Croatia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Six men, one woman (and her brother) come together with one goal - to make the play. It would be probably another common story that this theater group is composed of anti-heroes who float lost in time and space, in a town where it seems that the sun ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, light, feel good ...
Plot: theater, stage play, showbiz, homecoming, small town, culture clash, society, cowboy, rivalry, rules and policies, unfulfillment, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: croatia
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 7.2
 18K
Venus in Fur (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Poland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An enigmatic actress (Emmanuelle Seigner) may have a hidden agenda when she auditions for a part in a misogynistic writer's (Mathieu Amalric) play.
Style: sexual, sexy, atmospheric, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: masochism, bdsm, femdom, audition, theater, mind game, actress, stage performance, play, director, s&m, sexual perversion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 19th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
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 6.7
 2K
Shirin (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A hundred and fourteen famous Iranian theater and cinema actresses and a French star: mute spectators at a theatrical representation of Khosrow and Shirin, a Persian poem from the twelfth century, put on stage by Kiarostami. The development of the ...
Style: experimental, contemplative, atmospheric, stylized, emotional ...
Plot: strong female presence, theater, play, artists and showbiz, feminism, face, women, auditorium, cinema
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran
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Games of Love and Chance (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The life of a band of teenager in a suburb near Paris. But instead of showing what would be the "urban legend" of this kind of poor suburb (violence, rapes...), Abdelatif Kechiche shows us what's the daily life of those guys: not much ...
Style: slang, semi serious, touching, sincere, humorous ...
Plot: suburbs, rehearsal, school, theater, teacher, romance, couples, looking for love, falling in love, fall in love, youth, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
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Tipping the Velvet (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 177 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the 1890s, Tipping the Velvet tells the lesbian love affair between male impersonator music hall star Kitty Butler and Nan Astley.
Style: touching, stylized, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, lesbian love, lesbian romance, sexual relations, lesbian interest, cross dressing, performer's life, gays and lesbians, fall in love, lesbianism, lesbian relationship, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, victorian england, 1890s
Place: england, europe, london
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Synecdoche, New York (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A theater director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he attempts to create a life-size replica of New York inside a warehouse as part of his new play.
Style: surreal, psychological, twists and turns, ambiguous ending, depressing ...
Plot: existentialism, depression, obsession, theater, actor, director, writer's life, writers, self fulfillment, artists and showbiz, therapist, suicide ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new york, usa, berlin germany, manhattan new york city
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 4.5
 122
The Don Juans (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An opera troupe in a small town decides to perform Mozart's Don Giovanni. The view behind the scenes uncovers the world of opera without the glitter. A tale of love and disappointment, about music and passionate love-making and about people ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, funny ...
Plot: small town, opera, theater, actor's life, artists and showbiz, showbiz, performer's life, rehearsal, womanizer, opera singer, funeral, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: czech republic
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 6.3
 41K
The Producers (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: After putting together another Broadway flop, down-on-his-luck producer Max Bialystock teams up with timid accountant Leo Bloom in a get-rich-quick scheme to put on the world's worst show.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, satirical, light ...
Plot: transvestism, showbiz, audition, theater, farce, cons and scams, broadway, sex maniac, secretary, accountant, odd couple, dishonesty ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, contemporary, 21st century, year 1959
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, france, poland ...
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 6.7
 7K
StageFright (1987)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A troupe of struggling stage actors is rehearsing for a small-town production of a play. Everything seems to be as it should until one of the cast members turns up dead. In a panic, the others try to get out, only to find they are now locked in the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, intense, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, serial killer, play, theater, slasher, gory, investigation, mysterious character, crimes, woman in danger, track down ...
Time: 80s
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 7.0
 12K
Being Julia (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA, Hungary, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Julia Lambert is a true diva: beautiful, talented, weathly and famous. She has it all - including a devoted husband who has mastermined her brilliant career - but after years of shining in the spotlight she begins to suffer from a severe case of ...
Style: stylized, entertaining, emotional, touching, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, older woman younger man relationship, theater, actor's life, romance, hallucination, infidelity, adaptation, loneliness, complex characters, mental illness, vengeance ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1938, 1950s ...
Place: london, england, europe, new jersey
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The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall (2011)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A disfigured musical genius, hidden away in the Paris Opera House, terrorises the opera company for the unwitting benefit of a young protégée whom he trains and loves. The 25th anniversary of the first public performance of Phantom of the Opera ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, suspense, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: opera singer, unfulfilled love, disfigurement, destructive relationship, musician, singer, theater, obsession, tragic hero, love and romance, lifestyle, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, year 1919, 1910s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Deformed since birth, a bitter man known only as the Phantom lives in the sewers underneath the Paris Opera House. He falls in love with the obscure chorus singer Christine, and privately tutors her while terrorizing the rest of the opera house and ...
Style: gothic, captivating, serious, stylized, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: obsession, opera, disfigurement, fall in love, love and romance, singer, dangerous attraction, musician's life, mask, disguise, destructive relationship, tragic hero ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1910s, 1870s ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, london
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 5.9
 9K
Radio Rebel (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: High school senior Tara is so painfully shy that she dreads speaking to anyone in the hallways or getting called on in class. But in the privacy of her bedroom with her iPod in hand, she rocks out -- doing mock broadcasts for Miami's hottest FM ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, light, captivating
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: high school, high school life, teenage love, secret identity, youth, teenage life, first love, prom, popularity, teenager, female protagonist, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c.
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 7.4
 13K
The Last Metro (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In occupied Paris, an actress married to a Jewish theater owner must keep him hidden from the Nazis while doing both of their jobs.
Style: thought provoking, sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: world war two, theater, infidelity, love triangle, anti semitism, occupation, confined, love and romance, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, romance, couple relations ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: paris france, france, europe, germany, poland ...
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 6.4
 879
A Useful Life (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Uruguay, Spain
Duration: 67 min.
Story: A movie-theater employee adjusts to a new life after the cinema he worked at for over 25 years is forced to shut down.
Style: realistic, sentimental, contemplative, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: self discovery, theater, introspection, starting over, cinema, society, love and romance, looking for love, optimism, hopes, movie theatre
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: uruguay, latin america
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 4.6
 100
Corroboree (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A beautiful young man has been summoned to an eerie meditation retreat by a dying theatre director. The young man has been given a tape of instructions; over a weekend he must perform scenes from the director's life. He visits different rooms ...
Style: surreal, serious, captivating, atmospheric, sexy ...
Plot: self discovery, estrangement, artists and showbiz, theater, surrealism, dying, theatre director, imaginary kingdom, inventions and discoveries, gory, wizards and magicians, bed ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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 7.7
 1K
Company (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Following five couples and their friend Robert (Neil Patrick Harris), the perpetual bachelor, Company explores the true meaning of being in a relationship through a series of vignettes. Winner of the 1971 Tony Award for Best Musical, Neil Patrick ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous
Plot: friends, friendship, concert, bachelor, couple relations, theater, love and romance, artists and showbiz, live performance, love, singing, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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 5.6
 317
Last Screening (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Sylvain, a film-obsessed 31-year-old, lives in the basement of a small art-house theater where he works as a programmer, projectionist and cashier. Each night, after the last showing, he goes out for a murderous ritual.
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, obsession, danger, psychopath, theater, small town, deadly, murder, violence, crimes, woman in danger, mentally unstable ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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Belleville-Tokyo (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Un couple se dirige vers un train en partance pour Venise. Sur le quai, Julien annonce à Marie qu’il part en rejoindre une autre et s’en va, la laissant seule à Paris, enceinte. Bouleversée, Marie se refuse à être victime de cette ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, captivating, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: pregnancy, breakup, couple relations, theater, workplace, couples, family problems, boss and employee, love and romance, friendship, strong female presence, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
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 6.1
 495
Viola (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, USA
Duration: 65 min.
Story: Several actresses get caught up in a web of romantic intrigue while performing in a production of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night."
Style: non-linear, realistic, serious, talky, witty ...
Plot: actor's life, theater, twentysomething life, postmodernism, strong female presence, lesbian relationship, actress, urban, lesbian kiss
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
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Jim Jefferies: Fully Functional (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 61 min.
Story: There's something magical about an Australian accent that seems to make even the most caustic wit come off with good-natured charm. And that delicate blend of deviant behavior and good intentions has skyrocketed Aussie comic Jim Jefferies to ...
Style: humorous, witty, sincere, not serious, cynical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: satire, performer's life, artists and showbiz, society, showbiz, misfit, theater, stand up comedian, religions or cults, drugs/alcohol, profanity, stand up special
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical (2001)
Genre: Horror, Musical, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Musical version of the Robert Louis Stevenson story about a doctor who conducts an experiment on himself that results in his bringing out the dark, murderous side of his inner self, "Mr. Hyde".
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, obsession, split personality, deadly, mental illness, danger, murder, rivalry, theater, jekyll and hyde, experiment gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Latham Entertainment Presents (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The stand-up comedy concert film Latham Entertainment Presents features a handful of African-American comedians including D.L. Hughley, Bruce Bruce, Earthquake, and Rickey Smiley.
Style: humorous, talky, realistic, not serious, live comedy
Plot: comedian, society, performer's life, artists and showbiz, profanity, theater, stand up comedian, live audience, joke, african american, comedienne, actor playing himself
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Eddie Izzard: Circle (2002)
Genre: Documentary, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Town Hall, New York City, 26 June 2000. An evening with Eddie Izzard in which he moves back and forth in time, with religion as the loose but constant theme.
Style: talky, not serious, realistic, witty, concert film ...
Plot: transvestism, performer's life, physical appearance, gender bending, society, artists and showbiz, theater, space travel, cross dressing, gender, catholicism, the beatles ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, renaissance
Place: new york, greece, persia, amsterdam, britain ...
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Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway (2008)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Based on Puccini's opera La bohème, Rent tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists struggling to survive and create in New York City in the 1990s. This is a live recording of Rent's final performance after more than 12 ...
Style: serious, captivating, emotional, realistic
Plot: music band, musician's life, performance, showbiz, aids, social differences, theater, drug abuse, actor's life, life is a bitch, artist, opera ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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New York Stand-Up Show (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Chicks dig a British accent so either learn from the real deal or prepare to swoon when the Daily Show's John Oliver headlines his own series featuring wildly original stand-up sets from the likes of Eugene Mirman and Brian Posehn. Cheerio, ...
Style: humorous, witty, talky, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: showbiz, introspection, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, performer's life, disorder, liberal, profanity, culture clash, theater, comedian, stand up comedian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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