Live performance movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant live performance movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out humorous, realistic, live comedy, witty, not serious and talky films and TV shows about / with live performance, joke, comedian, live audience, stand up comedian, actor playing himself, satire, artists and showbiz, monologue and society plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Musical genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as live performance: Rocky Horror Show Live (2015), Hairspray Live! (2016), National Theatre Live: Hamlet (2015), Company (2011), MADtv (1995), King Lear (2016), Ricky Gervais Live: Animals (2003), Kroll Show (2013), Ricky Gervais Live 4: Science (2010), The Man Who Came to Dinner (2000).

List of live performance movies

Rocky Horror Show Live (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Musical, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The Rocky Horror Show was born at the Royal Court's tiny Theatre Upstairs on June 16, 1973, and went on to become an international stage smash hit and a major motion picture.
Plot: live performance, newlyweds, charity, transvestite, mad scientist, transvestism, transsexual, alien, haunted house, murder, farce, bbc ...
Place: britain
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Hairspray Live! (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A teenage girl living in Baltimore in the early 1960s dreams of appearing on a popular TV dance show.
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, captivating
Plot: theater, live performance, race, dream, equality, dancing, racism, society, television, music, social relations, rivalry ...
Time: 60s
Place: baltimore
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National Theatre Live: Hamlet (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 217 min.
Story: Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, Doctor Strange) plays the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Now seen by over 900,000 people worldwide, the original broadcast returns to international cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, talky, entertaining, intense ...
Plot: theater, shakespeare, medieval, live performance, theatre play, royal court, murder, sword fight, father son relationship, king, obsession, tragic hero ...
Time: middle ages
Place: europe, denmark
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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: semi serious, stylized, realistic, feel good, humorous
Plot: theater, friends, friendship, bachelor, live performance, couple relations, love and romance, artists and showbiz, love, husband wife relationship, marriage, broadway ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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National Theatre Live: Frankenstein (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and ...
Style: gothic
Plot: frankenstein, monster as victim, monster, live performance, scientist, obsession, ethics, adaptation, theater, theatre play, rape, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 1810s
Place: swiss alps, geneva switzerland
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MADtv (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: MADtv is an American sketch comedy television series based on Mad, and contained animated Spy vs. Spy and Don Martin cartoon shorts as well as images of Alfred E. Neuman. Its first TV broadcast was on October 14, 1995. The one-hour show aired ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, light, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: live performance, guest, comedian, musician, singer, celebrity culture, performance, artists and showbiz, actor, satire, pop culture, celebrity ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s
Place: usa
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King Lear (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Don Warrington stars as the tragic monarch in this acclaimed version of the Shakespeare play recorded at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester.
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: live performance, king, ambition, family feud, sister sister relationship, kingdom, betrayal, greed, inheritance, father daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, dementia ...
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Ricky Gervais Live: Animals (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Ricky Gervais entertains a live audience in his first stand-up routine.
Style: cynical, talky, clever, witty, intense ...
Plot: performance, social satire, stand up comedian, live performance, monologue, atheism, fight scenes, life & death, stereotypes, brutality, male nudity, addiction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, london, england
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Kroll Show (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Kroll Show is an American sketch comedy television series created by and starring comedian Nick Kroll. Kroll, John Levenstein, and Jonathan Krisel serve as the show's executive producers. The series premiered on January 16, 2013, on the ...
Style: parody, humorous, feel good, captivating, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: silly humor, live performance, comedian, social satire, pop culture, absurd humor, impersonation, joke, satire, disorder, lifestyle, goofy hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Ricky Gervais Live 4: Science (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Ricky Gervais Live IV Science or the way things worked before we invented God. The hilarious fourth live smash hit stand up show from Ricky Gervais, following his complete sell out tour - filmed live at London's Hammersmith HMV Apollo
Style: talky, funny, stylized, intense, harsh ...
Plot: culture clash, life philosophy, idealism, moral ambiguity, atheism, stand up comedian, live performance, social satire, joke, monologue, satire, self discovery ...
Time: 70s
Place: england
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The Man Who Came to Dinner (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 176 min.
Story: Broadcast of a live performance of the Roundabout Theater Company's 2000 New York revival of the classic Kaufman-Hart comedy, about a famous (and famously acid-tongued) theater critic who is forced to stay in a Midwestern couple's home and ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty, offbeat
Plot: lifestyle, farce, social differences, love and romance, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, misfit, opposites attract, eccentric family, fish out of water, couple relations, celebrity culture ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
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Ricky Gervais: Out of England 2 (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Following the complete sell out of his UK tour, multi-award-winning writer/comedian Ricky Gervais brought his new stand up show Ricky Gervais Live: Out of England 2 to Los Angeles. Performing Sunday night at the Nokia Theatre, Gervais delivered an ...
Style: talky, cynical, not serious, humorous, clever ...
Plot: society, artists and showbiz, stand up special, comedian, stand up comedian, live performance, social satire, joke, satire, british, monologue, masquerade ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, london, england
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Louis C.K.: Chewed Up (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 61 min.
Story: Profane, vulgar and obscenely funny, Louis C.K. insists on telling the truth, whether you like it or not! Join the Emmy Award-winning stand-up comic and TV star (Lucky Louie) as he shares his thoughts on the stuff everyone thinks about -- male ...
Style: cynical, talky, witty, political, stylized ...
Plot: artists and showbiz, performance, society, social problems, physical appearance, politically correct, disorder, lifestyle, sexual relations, couples, gender, stand up comedian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Ricky Gervais Live 2: Politics (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 68 min.
Story: A year after Animals, Ricky Gervais comes back with his second stand up comedy tour: Politics.
Style: cynical, atmospheric, humorous, witty, talky ...
Plot: politics, sarcasm, greed, state affairs, artists and showbiz, society, stand up comedian, political satire, social satire, mistaken identity, live performance, monologue ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, africa
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Louis C.K.: Shameless (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
Story: Louis C.K. is back on HBO in an ALL-NEW hour of raw no-holds-barred stand-up comedy! The creator and star of the 2006 comedy series Lucky Louie, performs in front of a live audience in LA at the Henry Fonda Theater. Louis C.K. covers issues near and ...
Style: witty, humorous, sincere, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: physical appearance, couples, performance, theater, sexual dysfunction, social problems, artists and showbiz, couple relations, performer's life, stand up comedian, live performance, absurd humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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Ricky Gervais: Out of England (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Taped live before a sold-out audience at the WaMu Theater at New York Citys Madison Square Garden, Ricky Gervais: Out of England The Stand-Up Special is a high-spirited hour of offbeat observations and understated humor from the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, clever, witty ...
Plot: society, artists and showbiz, comedian, live performance, stand up special, stand up comedian, british, joke, monologue, american, satire, atheism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, london, england
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Jimmy Carr: Live (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 75 min.
Story: With his first ever DVD, Jimmy’s unique brand of humour demonstrates the observations he makes on life’s taboos using witty one-liners and offensive putdowns. Recorded during the acclaimed comedian’s sell out shows at London’s Bloomsbury ...
Style: humorous, witty, funny, live comedy, concert film
Plot: stand up comedian, live performance, joke, monologue, stand up special, vulgarity, comedian, british, masquerade, stand up, actor playing himself, live audience
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Kylie Minogue: Aphrodite Les Folies Live in London (2011)
Genre: Music, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: For three decades, Kylie Minogue has been one of the world’s most successful music stars. Now, the queen of pop’s most extravagant stage show to date comes to Sky 1 HD and Sky 3D in Kylie Live In 2011: Aphrodite Les Folies on Sunday 19 June. ...
Style: concert film
Plot: sensuality, live performance, showgirl, dancer, angel, music, warrior, ancient world, gay interest, concert, fountain
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The Rick Mercer Report (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A weekly helping of topical satire, funny takes on the week's top stories and Canada-wide adventures.
Style: witty, humorous, parody, suspense, biting ...
Plot: politics, journalism, media satire, celebrity culture, society, state affairs, stand up comedian, social satire, celebrity, live performance, political satire, monologue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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Cirque du Soleil: Dralion (2001)
Genre: Family, Musical
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Chinese consider the lion a symbol of good luck, so it's a half-dragon, half-lion – a dralion – that is the symbol of the East-meets-West fusion of this performance in which 36 Chinese acrobats join the renowned Canadian troupe. ...
Style: captivating, exciting, realistic, serious, stylized
Plot: circus, juggler, arts and culture, artists and showbiz, live performance, juggling, spectacle, acrobat, music, crown, trapeze, concert
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Upright Citizens Brigade: Asssscat (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 61 min.
Story: On the heels of their enormously popular TV show, the Upright Citizens Brigade (Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts, Matt Walsh) bring you Asssscat - an unparalleled improv comedy juggernaut. Beginning with a suggestion from the audience, a guest ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, clever, parody ...
Plot: improv, satire, silly humor, disorder, artists and showbiz, live performance, comedian, joke, stand up comedian, social satire, monologue, absurd humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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Bill Maher... But I'm Not Wrong (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: In front of a live audience at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh, North Carolina, the Emmy-nominated host of Real Time with Bill Maher performs an all-new hour of stand-up comedy.  ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, cynical, witty ...
Plot: politics, comedian, artists and showbiz, state affairs, society, democrat, live performance, topical humor, adult humor, joke, political satire, atheism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, north carolina
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Ricky Gervais Live 3: Fame (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Ricky Gervais third stand-up comedy routine.
Style: humorous, funny, cynical, talky, witty ...
Plot: satire, lifestyle, actor's life, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, showbiz, society, stand up comedian, live performance, celebrity, monologue, god ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: london, europe, england, california
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The Big Gay Sketch Show (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
TV show
Story: A sketch-comedy series featuring a cast of up-and-coming comics performing live skits, musical numbers and political satire.
Style: parody, not serious, realistic, witty, humorous ...
Plot: satire, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, politics, gender bending, gays and lesbians, social satire, live performance, political satire, gay, joke, lgbtq ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Rodney King (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 52 min.
Story: 25 years ago, four LAPD officers were acquitted in a state court for beating King, sparking three days of rioting that left 53 people dead. Now, around the anniversary, this Spike Lee-produced one-man show (Roger Guenver Smith) will be streaming on ...
Style: humorous, disturbing, captivating, psychological, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: live performance, life philosophy, adult humor, performance, disorder, young man, society, black history, police brutality, poetry, racism, live audience ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
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Bill Maher: Victory Begins at Home (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Maher addresses contemporary political, social and cultural topics -- Iraq, President Bush and the so called Axis of Evil. The opinionated Maher said about Victory Begins at Home: "We've heard everything about the War on Terrorism except ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, cynical, parody ...
Plot: adult humor, comedian, politics, society, stand up comedian, joke, topical humor, absurd humor, cynicism, satire, political satire, actor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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The Chris Gethard Show (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Chris Gethard hosts a panel of comedians and weirdos who participate in weird games, take calls from listeners, and generally put on a bizarre weekly spectacle.
Style: talky, humorous, clever, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: talk show, silly humor, improv, comedian, absurd humor, stand up comedian, absurdism, guest, joke, live performance, theater, actor playing himself ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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Mind of Mencia (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Mind of Mencia was an American television comedy series on the cable channel Comedy Central. Hosted by Carlos Mencia, it aired from 2005 to 2008.
Style: not serious, realistic, witty, parody, funny ...
Plot: performer's life, disorder, society, couples, social relations, celebrity culture, stand up comedian, interracial relations, stereotypes, mental retardation, satire, pop culture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, mexico
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A Christmas Song (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family, Music, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Romance blossoms between two music teachers who compete for the same job.
Style: sincere, captivating, rough, light
Audience: girls' night
Plot: christmas, music teacher, competition, high school teacher, dating, battle of the sexes, live performance, romance, rivalry, couples, winter, private school ...
Place: new york
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Madea's Neighbors from Hell (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Madea's neighborhood takes a turn for the worse when a foster mother moves in with her unruly kids. Suspicious activity leads Madea to take justice into her own hands. With Aunt Bam by her side, Madea uses her unique wit and wisdom for ...
Style: realistic, touching, semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Plot: faith, gospel, chaos and mayhem, live performance, forgiveness, abuse, christian, family relations, african american protagonist, cross dressing, grandmother, foster child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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