Top Showbiz Comedies movies on DVD and Blu-ray

Rent Tropic Thunder on DVD Tropic Thunder
Synopsis
A group of actors filming a Vietnam War movie are forced to become real-life soldiers when they're abandoned in the jungles of Southeast Asia -- territory that's home to a notorious gang of drug lords.
Cast
Cast
Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., Brandon T. Jackson, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, Steve Coogan, Bill Hader, Nick Nolte, Tom Cruise, Matthew McConaughey, Tobey Maguire, Justin Theroux
Director
Director
Ben Stiller
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Showbiz Comedies, Spoofs and Satire, Action Comedies, Blockbusters
Rent The Invention of Lying on DVD The Invention of Lying
Synopsis
In a world where no one fibs, fiction doesn't exist and people take each other at their literal word, unsuccessful screenwriter Mark gains fame and fortune -- and maybe the girl of his dreams -- by saying things that aren't true.
Cast
Cast
Ricky Gervais, Jennifer Garner, Jonah Hill, Louis C.K., Jeffrey Tambor, Fionnula Flanagan, Rob Lowe, Tina Fey, Christopher Guest
Director
Director
Ricky Gervais, Matthew Robinson
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Romantic Comedies, Showbiz Comedies
Rent Funny People on DVD Funny People
Synopsis
Famous and wealthy funnyman George Simmons doesn't give much thought to how he treats people until a doctor delivers stunning health news, forcing George to reevaluate his priorities -- with a little help from aspiring stand-up comic Ira.
Cast
Cast
Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann, Eric Bana, Jonah Hill, Jason Schwartzman, Aubrey Plaza, Maude Apatow, Iris Apatow, RZA
Director
Director
Judd Apatow
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Showbiz Comedies, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Late Night Comedies
Rent Music and Lyrics on DVD Music and Lyrics
Synopsis
A has-been pop star gets the comeback chance of a lifetime when a teen singing sensation asks him to write and record a duet with her. But he can't write lyrics to save his life, so he enlists help from a quirky woman who has a way with words.
Cast
Cast
Hugh Grant, Drew Barrymore, Brad Garrett, Campbell Scott, Billy Griffith, Kristen Johnston, Scott Porter, Zak Orth, Brooke Tansley, Haley Bennett, Matthew Morrison
Director
Director
Marc Lawrence
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Romantic Comedies, Showbiz Comedies
Rent Get Him to the Greek on DVD Get Him to the Greek
Synopsis
Ambitious young record company intern Aaron Green will let nothing get in the way of his planned rise to the top in the music business, not even the unruly rock star he must escort to Los Angeles for the start of his anniversary concert.
Cast
Cast
Jonah Hill, Russell Brand, Elisabeth Moss, Rose Byrne, Colm Meaney, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, Aziz Ansari, Da'Vone McDonald, Lino Facioli
Director
Director
Nicholas Stoller
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Showbiz Comedies
Rent Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy on DVD Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
Synopsis
Ron Burgundy is a big-shot news anchor in 1970s San Diego whose reign over the newsroom is questioned when a feminist reporter rocks the station with her new ideas. Ron manages to stay classy at first, but soon the chauvinist within him declares war.
Cast
Cast
Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Koechner, Fred Willard, Chris Parnell, Kathryn Hahn, Fred Armisen, Seth Rogen, Paul F. Tompkins, Danny Trejo, Vince Vaughn
Director
Director
Adam McKay
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Showbiz Comedies, Spoofs and Satire, Cult Comedies, Late Night Comedies, Blockbusters
Rent Morning Glory on DVD Morning Glory
Synopsis
Whiz-kid producer Becky Fuller finds her abilities put to the test when she's charged with bringing a network morning show back from ratings purgatory. Her first job: getting the show's feuding, acid-tongued co-hosts under control.
Cast
Cast
Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton, Jeff Goldblum, Patrick Wilson, John Pankow, Matt Malloy, Ty Burrell, Patti D'Arbanville
Director
Director
Roger Michell
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Showbiz Comedies
Rent Pirate Radio on DVD Pirate Radio
Synopsis
In 1966, hard-partying British DJs have the time of their lives running a radio station on a ship in the North Sea, broadcasting generation-defining (but banned) music to millions. But they face getting shut down by a government minister.
Cast
Cast
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Rhys Ifans, Nick Frost, Kenneth Branagh, Tom Sturridge, Chris O'Dowd, Tom Brooke, Rhys Darby, Emma Thompson, January Jones, Gemma Arterton, Jack Davenport
Director
Director
Richard Curtis
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Showbiz Comedies, Political Comedies, Rock & Roll Oldies, United Kingdom
Rent Bewitched on DVD Bewitched
Synopsis
Hoping to revive his career, washed-up actor Jack Wyatt is convinced that Isabel Bigelow would make the perfect Samantha to his Darrin in a film update of the 1960s sitcom "Bewitched." But Jack doesn't know how right he is: Isabel really is a witch.
Cast
Cast
Nicole Kidman, Will Ferrell, Shirley MacLaine, Michael Caine, Jason Schwartzman, Kristin Chenoweth, Heather Burns, Jim Turner, Stephen Colbert, David Alan Grier, Michael Badalucco, Steve Carell, James Lipton, Amy Sedaris, Mo Rocca, Nick Lachey, Conan O'Brien, Ed McMahon
Director
Director
Nora Ephron
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Romantic Comedies, Showbiz Comedies
Rent School of Rock on DVD School of Rock
Synopsis
Fired from his band and hard up for cash, guitarist and vocalist Dewey Finn finagles his way into a job as a fourth-grade substitute teacher at a private school, where he secretly begins teaching his students the finer points of rock 'n' roll.
Cast
Cast
Jack Black, Adam Pascal, Lucas Papaelias, Chris Stack, Sarah Silverman, Mike White, Lucas Babin, Joan Cusack, Jordan-Claire Green, Veronica Afflerbach
Director
Director
Richard Linklater
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Showbiz Comedies, Rock & Pop, Blockbusters
Rent Alvin and the Chipmunks on DVD Alvin and the Chipmunks
Synopsis
Singing sensations Alvin and the Chipmunks headline their first feature-length comedy in this family friendly film that finds them meeting their future manager -- a struggling songwriter named Dave Seville (Jason Lee) -- for the first time. David Cross plays a sleazy record executive, with Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler and Jesse McCartney providing the speaking voices of Alvin, Simon and Theodore, respectively.
Cast
Cast
Jason Lee, Ross Bagdasarian Jr., Janice Karman, David Cross, Jane Lynch, Cameron Richardson, Don Tiffany, Oliver Muirhead, Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler, Jesse McCartney
Director
Director
Tim Hill
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Comedies, Showbiz Comedies, Animal Tales, Kids' Music, Blockbusters
Rent Mrs. Henderson Presents on DVD Mrs. Henderson Presents
Synopsis
Having already cultivated an offbeat reputation among high society in 1930s London, Laura Henderson embarks on her latest adventure: transforming an old movie theater into a space that will host a nude musical revue.
Cast
Cast
Judi Dench, Bob Hoskins, Will Young, Christopher Guest, Kelly Reilly, Thelma Barlow, Anna Brewster, Rosalind Halstead, Sarah Solemani, Natalia Tena, Sir Thomas Allen, Richard Syms, Ralph Nossek, Camille O'Sullivan, Elise Audeyev
Director
Director
Stephen Frears
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Showbiz Comedies, Showbiz Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, United Kingdom
Rent The Artist on DVD The Artist
Synopsis
Winner of five Oscars, this artful black-and-white silent film follows the romance between a silent-era superstar on a downward spiral and a rising young starlet who embraces the future of cinema at the dawn of the "talkies."
Cast
Cast
Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell, Penelope Ann Miller, Missi Pyle, Beth Grant, Ed Lauter, Joel Murray, Bitsie Tulloch, Ken Davitian, Malcolm McDowell
Director
Director
Michel Hazanavicius
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Showbiz Comedies, Showbiz Dramas, Romantic Comedies, Romantic Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, France, Period Pieces
Rent Adaptation. on DVD Adaptation.
Synopsis
In this offbeat indie tale, Hollywood screenwriter Charlie Kaufman battles immense feelings of insecurity and impotence as he struggles to adapt The Orchid Thief -- a book about a mercurial orchid poacher named John Laroche.
Cast
Cast
Nicolas Cage, Tilda Swinton, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper, Jay Tavare, Litefoot, Roger Willie, Jim Beaver, Cara Seymour, Doug Jones, Gary Farmer, Curtis Hanson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Judy Greer, Ron Livingston, Brian Cox
Director
Director
Spike Jonze
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Showbiz Comedies, Spoofs and Satire, Indie Comedies, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story on DVD Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
Synopsis
John C. Reilly stars as fictional pop icon Dewey Cox -- who, on his hard-knocks road to fame, crosses paths with the likes of Elvis, Buddy Holly and the Beatles -- in this spot-on parody of rags-to-riches music biopics.
Cast
Cast
John C. Reilly, Jenna Fischer, Raymond J. Barry, Kristen Wiig, Tim Meadows, Harold Ramis, Margo Martindale, Chris Parnell, Matt Besser, Jack Black, Paul Rudd, Jason Schwartzman, Justin Long, Jack White, David Krumholtz, Odette Annable
Director
Director
Jake Kasdan
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Spoofs and Satire, Showbiz Comedies, Late Night Comedies
Rent Be Cool on DVD Be Cool
Synopsis
In this sequel to Get Shorty, ex-loan shark Chili Palmer sets his sights on the music business. His first client is a singer who's on the lam from the Russian mob, and Chili finds himself resorting to his old tactics to fend them off.
Cast
Cast
John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Vince Vaughn, Cedric the Entertainer, André Benjamin, Steven Tyler, Robert Pastorelli, Christina Milian, Paul Adelstein, Debi Mazar, Greg Alan Williams, Harvey Keitel, Dwayne Johnson, Danny DeVito, James Woods
Director
Director
F. Gary Gray
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Showbiz Comedies
Rent Be Kind Rewind on DVD Be Kind Rewind
Synopsis
A video-store employee can't believe his bad luck when his kooky buddy accidentally magnetizes himself and inadvertently erases every tape on the shelves, forcing the blundering duo to re-create low-rent remakes of all the films.
Cast
Cast
Jack Black, Mos Def, Danny Glover, Mia Farrow, Melonie Diaz, Irv Gooch, Chandler Parker, Arjay Smith, Quinton Aaron, Basia Rosas, Tomasz Soltys
Director
Director
Michel Gondry
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Indie Comedies, Showbiz Comedies
Rent A Prairie Home Companion on DVD A Prairie Home Companion
Synopsis
From director Robert Altman comes this quirky piece of fiction based on the real-life radio program of the same name, with a wry screenplay penned by the show's host, Garrison Keillor, who also stars. Fueled by a high-powered cast that includes Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin, Lindsay Lohan, John C. Reilly, Tommy Lee Jones and Kevin Kline, the film takes a behind-the-scenes look at the mayhem surrounding the folksy program's final broadcast.
Cast
Cast
Woody Harrelson, Kevin Kline, Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin, Garrison Keillor, Tommy Lee Jones, John C. Reilly, Virginia Madsen, Lindsay Lohan, Jim Westcott, Maya Rudolph
Director
Director
Robert Altman
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Showbiz Comedies, Contemporary Movie Musicals
Rent Magic Mike on DVD Magic Mike
Synopsis
This Steven Soderbergh-helmed look at the world of male strippers was inspired by the experiences of one of its stars, Channing Tatum, who plays a veteran stripper introducing a new dancer to the pleasures and perils of their profession.
Cast
Cast
Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey, Cody Horn, Olivia Munn, Matt Bomer, Riley Keough, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodriguez, Gabriel Iglesias
Director
Director
Steven Soderbergh
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Showbiz Comedies, Showbiz Dramas, Blockbusters
Rent Confessions of a Dangerous Mind on DVD Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
Synopsis
Trash-TV maven Chuck Barris has it all -- the hit series "The Gong Show" and the love of a good woman. But he also has a big, dark secret: He's a CIA assassin who kills while purportedly escorting his game show winners on their vacation prizes.
Cast
Cast
Sam Rockwell, Drew Barrymore, George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Rutger Hauer, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Robert John Burke, Jennifer Hall, Kristen Wilson, J. Todd Anderson, Krista Allen
Director
Director
George Clooney
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Biographies, Espionage Thrillers, Showbiz Comedies, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent Best in Show on DVD Best in Show
Synopsis
Master mockumentarian Christopher Guest (Waiting for Guffman) is at it again with this snarky send-up of canine culture that traverses the galloping neuroses surrounding one highly competitive dog show in Pennsylvania. Talented improvisers Parker Posey, Eugene Levy, Michael McKean and Catherine O'Hara elevate this satire to the stuff of genius. Fans of This Is Spinal Tap, television's "SCTV" -- and dogs, of course -- will find much to love.
Cast
Cast
Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Michael McKean, Parker Posey, Fred Willard, Jennifer Coolidge, Jane Lynch, John Michael Higgins, Michael Hitchcock, Ed Begley Jr., Bob Balaban, Jim Piddock, Jay Brazeau, Fred Keating, Don Lake, Will Sasso, Stephen E. Miller
Director
Director
Christopher Guest
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Mockumentaries, Spoofs and Satire, Indie Comedies, Showbiz Comedies, Cult Comedies
Rent Almost Famous on DVD Almost Famous
Synopsis
In the early 1970s, teenage writer William Miller gets a plum assignment from a <i>Rolling Stone</i> editor to write about the band Stillwater on a cross-country tour. Along the way, he learns about friendship and love with help from Penny Lane.
Cast
Cast
Billy Crudup, Frances McDormand, Kate Hudson, Jason Lee, Patrick Fugit, Zooey Deschanel, Michael Angarano, Anna Paquin, Fairuza Balk, Noah Taylor, John Fedevich, Mark Kozelek, Jimmy Fallon, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Eric Stonestreet
Director
Director
Cameron Crowe
Genres
Genres
Drama, Showbiz Dramas, Showbiz Comedies, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces, Classic Rock, Rock & Pop, Period Pieces
Rent This Is Spinal Tap on DVD This Is Spinal Tap
Synopsis
Rob Reiner's cult satire about a fictional heavy metal group named Spinal Tap spoofs nearly every facet of rock 'n' roll -- from vacuous modern songwriting and half-baked album promos to over-the-top pyrotechnic-filled concerts.
Cast
Cast
Michael McKean, Christopher Guest, Harry Shearer, Rob Reiner, Kimberly Stringer, Chazz Domingueza, Shari Hall, R.J. Parnell, David Kaff, Tony Hendra, Fran Drescher, Bruno Kirby, Billy Crystal, Fred Willard, Ed Begley Jr.
Director
Director
Rob Reiner
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Spoofs and Satire, Cult Comedies, Mockumentaries, Showbiz Comedies, Hard Rock & Heavy Metal
Rent Rock of Ages on DVD Rock of Ages
Synopsis
In the 1980s, Los Angeles' famed Sunset Strip is pulsing to a beat that attracts waitress Sherrie and busboy Drew, who fall in love and chase fame while working at the Bourbon Room, a club catering to rock royalty like Stacee Jaxx.
Cast
Cast
Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Russell Brand, Paul Giamatti, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Malin Akerman, Mary J. Blige, Alec Baldwin, Tom Cruise
Director
Director
Adam Shankman
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Showbiz Comedies, Romantic Comedies, Hard Rock & Heavy Metal, Rock & Pop
Rent Seven Psychopaths on DVD Seven Psychopaths
Synopsis
When struggling screenwriter Marty needs inspiration to finish his screenplay "Seven Psycopaths," his conniving friends oblige by kidnapping a demented mobster's beloved pooch and getting Marty entangled with other unsavory characters.
Cast
Cast
Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Christopher Walken, Abbie Cornish, Tom Waits, Olga Kurylenko, Michael Pitt, Zeljko Ivanek, Gabourey Sidibe, Kevin Corrigan
Director
Director
Martin McDonagh
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Action Comedies, Showbiz Comedies, Mobster
Rent The Producers on DVD The Producers
Synopsis
A has-been Broadway producer and a neurotic accountant scheme to raise a ton of money for a production that's sure to be a flop -- a play titled "Springtime for Hitler," penned by a Nazi -- so they can then pocket the extra cash.
Cast
Cast
Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Uma Thurman, Will Ferrell, Gary Beach, Roger Bart, Michael McKean, David Huddleston, Debra Monk, Andrea Martin, Jon Lovitz
Director
Director
Susan Stroman
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Showbiz Comedies, Musicals
Rent Being Julia on DVD Being Julia
Synopsis
Estranged from her son, willfully ignorant of her husband's philandering and aware that her youth and beauty are fading, aging actress Julia Lambert (Annette Bening, who earned an Oscar nomination for her spirited performance) is in search of a way to regain the spark of passion. And that passion may lie in the smoldering attentions of a much-younger admirer (Shaun Evans) who might not be able to stay faithful to her.
Cast
Cast
Annette Bening, Jeremy Irons, Bruce Greenwood, Miriam Margolyes, Juliet Stevenson, Shaun Evans, Lucy Punch, Thomas Sturridge, Maury Chaykin, Sheila McCarthy, Rosemary Harris
Director
Director
Istvan Szabo
Genres
Genres
Drama, Dramas Based on the Book, Showbiz Comedies, Showbiz Dramas, Romantic Comedies, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, 20th Century Period Pieces
Rent Son of Rambow on DVD Son of Rambow
Synopsis
Getting his hands on a camera changes everything for young Will, whose ultrareligious parents forbid him to watch TV or go to the movies. Will forms an unlikely bond with a class bully, who wants to shoot a home movie based on Rambo: First Blood.
Cast
Cast
Neil Dudgeon, Bill Milner, Jessica Hynes, Anna Wing, Will Poulter, Tallulah Evans, Emilie Chesnais, Paul Ritter, Finola McMahon, Zofia Brooks, Eric Sykes, Adam Godley, Diane Leach, Ed Westwick, Charlie Thrift
Director
Director
Garth Jennings
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Showbiz Comedies, Spoofs and Satire, Indie Comedies, United Kingdom, Foreign Regions
Rent Zoolander on DVD Zoolander
Synopsis
The fashion world is turned upside down when beautiful and utterly empty-headed male model Derek Zoolander discovers that fashion mogul Jacobim Mogatu is behind a plot to assassinate the prime minister of Malaysia.
Cast
Cast
Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell, Christine Taylor, Milla Jovovich, Jerry Stiller, David Duchovny, Jon Voight, Judah Friedlander, Nathan Lee Graham, Alexandre Manning, Asio Highsmith, Alexander Skarsgård
Director
Director
Ben Stiller
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Spoofs and Satire, Slapstick, Cult Comedies, Showbiz Comedies
Rent For Your Consideration on DVD For Your Consideration
Synopsis
A director (Christopher Guest) who's never had a hit film pins his hopes on the independent drama Home for Purim, a movie about a Jewish family living in the 1940s South that's earning buzz for its standout performances. Guest's reliable troupe of improvers -- including Catherine O'Hara, Parker Posey, Fred Willard, Harry Shearer, Michael McKean and Eugene Levy -- are even funnier with the addition of Ricky Gervais, who plays a Hollywood "suit."
Cast
Cast
Catherine O'Hara, Stephen Rannazzisi, Ed Begley Jr., Eugene Levy, Harry Shearer, Christopher Moynihan, Christopher Guest, John Michael Higgins, Parker Posey, Jennifer Coolidge, Ricky Gervais, Jane Lynch, Michael McKean, Bob Balaban, Fred Willard
Director
Director
Christopher Guest
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Showbiz Comedies, Mockumentaries, Spoofs and Satire
Rent Waiting for Guffman on DVD Waiting for Guffman
Synopsis
Community theater gets spit-roasted in this blistering mockumentary penned by (and starring) Christopher Guest, who plays the ultra-fey Corky St. Clair, a local theater impresario who takes his directing duties a little too close to heart. With Blaine, Mo.'s 150th anniversary looming, St. Clair mounts a mediocre musical tribute to the town. But his hopes of taking the production to Broadway hinge on the attendance of a very important guest.
Cast
Cast
Deborah Theaker, Michael Hitchcock, Scott Williamson, Larry Miller, Don Lake, Christopher Guest, Fred Willard, Catherine O'Hara, Parker Posey, Eugene Levy, David Cross
Director
Director
Christopher Guest
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Mockumentaries, Showbiz Comedies, Indie Comedies
Rent Singin' in the Rain on DVD Singin' in the Rain
Synopsis
Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor combine their talents in one of the greatest big-screen musicals ever made, a two-time Oscar nominee that includes the songs "Good Morning," "Make 'Em Laugh" and the iconic title tune. When Hollywood attempts the transition from silent films to talkies, a matinee idol (Kelly) hopes to make the cut. But he's hampered by a silent-movie queen (Jean Hagen) with a voice like fingernails on a blackboard.
Cast
Cast
Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen, Millard Mitchell, Cyd Charisse, Douglas Fowley, Rita Moreno
Director
Director
Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Classic Comedies, Showbiz Comedies, Romance Classics, Musicals
Rent Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues on DVD Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Synopsis
The '70s are over, and the anachronistic Channel 4 news team -- including newsman Ron Burgundy and his co-anchor and wife, Veronica Corningstone -- tries to stay classy as they reassemble to join New York's first 24-hour news channel.
Cast
Cast
Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Koechner, Christina Applegate, Meagan Good, Kristen Wiig, James Marsden
Director
Director
Adam McKay
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Showbiz Comedies, Spoofs and Satire, Late Night Comedies
Rent Tenacious D in: The Pick of Destiny on DVD Tenacious D in: The Pick of Destiny
Synopsis
Dreaming of becoming a rock god, Midwesterner JB heads to California, where he crosses paths with idler KG -- giving rise to the musical duo Tenacious D. Together, the would-be rock icons set out to prove they're the greatest band in history.
Cast
Cast
Jack Black, Kyle Gass, JR Reed, Ronnie James Dio, Paul F. Tompkins, Troy Gentile, Tim Robbins, Dave Grohl, Ben Stiller, John C. Reilly, Amy Poehler, Meat Loaf
Director
Director
Liam Lynch
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Showbiz Comedies, Spoofs and Satire, Cult Comedies, Late Night Comedies, Hard Rock & Heavy Metal
Rent What Just Happened? on DVD What Just Happened?
Synopsis
A harried film producer juggles a lunatic director, a temperamental actor and an out-of-control production while courting a studio head and dealing with his ex in director Barry Levinson's witty and poignant exploration of the movie business.
Cast
Cast
Robert De Niro, Bruce Willis, Stanley Tucci, John Turturro, Sean Penn, Kristen Stewart, Robin Wright, Lily Rabe, Catherine Keener, Michael Wincott, Moon Bloodgood
Director
Director
Barry Levinson
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Showbiz Comedies, Indie Comedies
Rent A Mighty Wind on DVD A Mighty Wind
Synopsis
Satirist in extremis Christopher Guest aims his mockumentary lens at 1960s folk musicians -- specifically, the earnest Folksmen (portrayed by erstwhile Spinal Tappers Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer), the too-perky New Main Street Singers and former lovebirds Mitch & Mickey. As the three acts prepare to reunite for a tribute concert, music and emotions run high. This Grammy winner is a parody in the tradition of Best in Show and Waiting for Guffman.
Cast
Cast
Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, John Michael Higgins, Jane Lynch, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer, Michael Hitchcock, Parker Posey, Bob Balaban, Ed Begley Jr., Fred Willard, Jennifer Coolidge, Jim Piddock, Paul Dooley, Larry Miller
Director
Director
Christopher Guest
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Mockumentaries, Spoofs and Satire, Showbiz Comedies, Contemporary Movie Musicals, American Folk & Bluegrass, Country & Western/Folk
Rent Galaxy Quest on DVD Galaxy Quest
Synopsis
Decades after the success of the sci-fi series "Galaxy Quest," the show's washed-up stars -- Jason Nesmith (Tim Allen), Gwen DeMarco (Sigourney Weaver) and Alexander Dane (Alan Rickman) -- are recruited by actual aliens to pull off an intergalactic rescue mission. At first, the actors assume the so-called Thermians are just another group of die-hard fans. But as the plot thickens, they realize they're working with real-life extraterrestrials.
Cast
Cast
Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub, Sam Rockwell, Daryl Mitchell, Enrico Colantoni, Robin Sachs, Patrick Breen, Missi Pyle
Director
Director
Dean Parisot
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Sci-Fi Adventure, Spoofs and Satire, Alien Sci-Fi, Showbiz Comedies, Blockbusters
Rent Notting Hill on DVD Notting Hill
Synopsis
A chance encounter brings together reserved bookstore owner William Thacker (Hugh Grant) and Hollywood icon Anna Scott (Julia Roberts), who forge an improbable romance until Anna's megastardom begins whittling away at their relationship. Can their love overcome all the pretense -- and the flash of the paparazzi? Rhys Ifans co-stars in a scene-stealing turn as Spike, William's dim-bulb, bedraggled flatmate.
Cast
Cast
Julia Roberts, Hugh Grant, Hugh Bonneville, Emma Chambers, Rhys Ifans, Tim McInnerny, Gina McKee, Richard McCabe, James Dreyfus, Dylan Moran, Emily Mortimer, Samuel West, Alec Baldwin
Director
Director
Roger Michell
Genres
Genres
Romance, Romantic Comedies, Showbiz Comedies, Blockbusters, United Kingdom
Rent Ed Wood on DVD Ed Wood
Synopsis
In a critically acclaimed performance, Johnny Depp plays Ed Wood, a grinning goof with a sunny disposition who was heralded as the "worst director of all time" -- and certainly made the movies to prove it.
Cast
Cast
Johnny Depp, Martin Landau, Sarah Jessica Parker, Patricia Arquette, Jeffrey Jones, G.D. Spradlin, Vincent D'Onofrio, Bill Murray, Mike Starr, Max Casella, Brent Hinkley, Lisa Marie, George 'The Animal' Steele, Juliet Landau, Clive Rosengren
Director
Director
Tim Burton
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Biographies, Cult Comedies, Showbiz Comedies, Dark Humor & Black Comedies
Rent The Producers on DVD The Producers
Synopsis
Rapacious but lovable producer Max Bialystock (Zero Mostel) hasn't had a hit in years when, quite by accident, he and his meek, neurotic accountant, Leo Bloom (Gene Wilder), come up with a plot to oversell shares in a surefire flop musical and make off with the profits. The catch is that their cash cow, "Springtime for Hitler," is the worst show ever written. Mel Brooks directs this comic gem that inspired the Broadway musical of the same name.
Cast
Cast
Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Dick Shawn, Kenneth Mars, Lee Meredith, Christopher Hewett, Andréas Voutsinas, Estelle Winwood, Renée Taylor, William Hickey, David Patch
Director
Director
Mel Brooks
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Classic Movie Musicals, Showbiz Comedies, Musicals
Rent American Dreamz on DVD American Dreamz
Synopsis
For the first time in four years, President Staton picks up a newspaper and becomes a virtual hermit as he begins questioning his narrow worldview. To get him back in the limelight, his chief of staff books him as a guest judge on a TV talent show.
Cast
Cast
Hugh Grant, Dennis Quaid, Mandy Moore, Willem Dafoe, Chris Klein, Jennifer Coolidge, Sam Golzari, Marcia Gay Harden, Seth Meyers, John Cho, Judy Greer, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Haaz Sleiman
Director
Director
Paul Weitz
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Spoofs and Satire, Showbiz Comedies, Political Comedies
Rent The Rocker on DVD The Rocker
Synopsis
When Robert "Fish" Fishman (Rainn Wilson), a washed-up drummer from a 1980s supergroup, reluctantly accepts a gig on the skins in his nephew's high school band, he discovers that his dreams of rock 'n' roll stardom haven't completely died. Can he take his new band, A.D.D., all the way to the top? Christina Applegate, Josh Gad, Jane Lynch and Emma Stone co-star in this lighthearted comedy from director Peter Cattaneo.
Cast
Cast
Rainn Wilson, Josh Gad, Christina Applegate, Jane Lynch, Jeff Garlin, Fred Armisen, Jason Sudeikis, Lonny Ross, Vik Sahay, Demetri Martin
Director
Director
Peter Cattaneo
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Showbiz Comedies, Late Night Comedies
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As conjoined twins, Bob and Walt do everything together, even though they're completely different: Bob is shy, and Walt's a show-off. When Walt gets a chance at fame and fortune in Hollywood, Bob's right by his side, for better or worse.
Cast
Cast
Matt Damon, Greg Kinnear, Eva Mendes, Wen Yann Shih, Seymour Cassel, Ray 'Rocket' Valliere, Tommy Songin, Terence Bernie Hines, Cher, Luke Wilson, Jay Leno, Jessica Cauffiel, Michael Callan, Frankie Muniz, Meryl Streep, Griffin Dunne
Director
Director
Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Showbiz Comedies, Slapstick
Rent Hedwig and the Angry Inch on DVD Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Synopsis
After a botched sex-change operation, East German glam rocker Hansel (John Cameron Mitchell) becomes Hedwig and travels across the United States with a stage show, following her ex-boyfriend (and former band mate) and telling her life story. Hedwig's offbeat show slays audiences -- but in diners not clubs. Mitchell also wrote and directed the comedy, which won at the Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for several Independent Spirit Awards.
Cast
Cast
John Cameron Mitchell, Michael Pitt, Miriam Shor, Stephen Trask, Theodore Liscinski, Rob Campbell, Andrea Martin, Alberta Watson, Maurice Dean Wint, Michael Aronov
Director
Director
John Cameron Mitchell
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Cult Comedies, Indie Comedies, Showbiz Comedies, LGBT, LGBT Comedies, Musicals, Rock & Pop
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Synopsis
Dumped by his partner just before a major dance competition, gifted hoofer Scott Hastings (Paul Mercurio) is forced to take a graceless neophyte (Tara Morice) as his new partner. But much to everyone's surprise, Scott soon turns his unpromising prot&#233;g&#233; into a topnotch dancer. Bill Hunter, Pat Thomson, Gia Carides and Barry Otto also star in this quirky, engaging tale from Aussie director Baz Luhrmann.
Cast
Cast
Paul Mercurio, Tara Morice, Bill Hunter, Pat Thomson, Gia Carides, Peter Whitford, Barry Otto, John Hannan
Director
Director
Baz Luhrmann
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Romantic Comedies, Showbiz Comedies, Indie Comedies, Latin & Ballroom Dance, Australia/ New Zealand, Dance
Rent Hamlet 2 on DVD Hamlet 2
Synopsis
With his department in danger of being cut, high school drama teacher Dana Marschz pens a heretical sequel to William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" and exhorts his students to stage it in this sardonic comedy that riffs on the "inspirational teacher" genre.
Cast
Cast
Steve Coogan, Catherine Keener, Joseph Julian Soria, Skylar Astin, Phoebe Strole, Melonie Diaz, Arnie Pantoja, Michael Esparza, Natalie Amenula, Marshall Bell, David Arquette, Elisabeth Shue, Amy Poehler, Shea Pepe, Marco Rodriguez, Deborah Chavez
Director
Director
Andrew Fleming
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Spoofs and Satire, Showbiz Comedies, Indie Comedies
Rent Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back on DVD Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
Synopsis
When Jay and Silent Bob learn that their comic book alter egos, Bluntman and Chronic, have been sold to Hollywood as part of a big-screen movie that leaves them out of any royalties, the pair travels to Tinseltown to sabotage the production.
Cast
Cast
Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith, Ben Affleck, Jeff Anderson, Brian O'Halloran, Shannon Elizabeth, Eliza Dushku, Ali Larter, Jennifer Schwalbach Smith, Will Ferrell, Jason Lee, Judd Nelson, George Carlin, Carrie Fisher, Seann William Scott
Director
Director
Kevin Smith
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Showbiz Comedies, Late Night Comedies, Spoofs and Satire
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Synopsis
Edward "Ned" Kynaston (Billy Crudup), England's most celebrated leading "lady," becomes a nonentity practically overnight when Charles II allows women to tread the boards, decreeing that men may no longer play women's parts. Ned built his career by making the greatest female roles his own. But to become a real man again, he'll need assistance from a willing woman -- his ex-dresser, Maria (Claire Danes).
Cast
Cast
Billy Crudup, Claire Danes, Rupert Everett, Tom Wilkinson, Ben Chaplin, Hugh Bonneville, Richard Griffiths, Edward Fox, Zoe Tapper, Claire Higgins, Tom Hollander
Director
Director
Richard Eyre
Genres
Genres
Romance, Romantic Comedies, Romantic Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Showbiz Comedies, Period Pieces
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Truman Burbank is the star of "The Truman Show," a 24-hour-a-day TV phenomenon that broadcasts every aspect of his life without his knowledge. When Truman discovers that his life is a sham for public consumption, he makes a desperate escape bid.
Cast
Cast
Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich, Natascha McElhone, Holland Taylor, Brian Delate, Blair Slater, Peter Krause, Paul Giamatti, Harry Shearer, Philip Baker Hall
Director
Director
Peter Weir
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Showbiz Comedies, Showbiz Dramas, Spoofs and Satire, Blockbusters
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Synopsis
When his stage partner quits the act after being injured during a trick, burned-out Las Vegas magician Burt Wonderstone must find a way to persuade his sidekick to return to help fend off the hotshot rival who's seizing the spotlight.
Cast
Cast
Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi, Olivia Wilde, Jim Carrey, James Gandolfini, Alan Arkin, Jay Mohr, Michael Herbig, Brad Garrett, Gillian Jacobs
Director
Director
Don Scardino
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Showbiz Comedies
Rent Good Morning, Vietnam on DVD Good Morning, Vietnam
Synopsis
When his manic radio show proves a huge morale-booster, Armed Forces Radio disc jockey Adrian Cronauer gets sent to Vietnam, where his monkeyshines -- lampooning any and all sacred cows -- tickle the troops but land him in trouble with his superiors.
Cast
Cast
Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, Tung Thanh Tran, Chintara Sukapatana, Bruno Kirby, Robert Wuhl, J.T. Walsh, Noble Willingham
Director
Director
Barry Levinson
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Showbiz Comedies, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, Blockbusters, Military & War Dramas
Rent America's Sweethearts on DVD America's Sweethearts
Synopsis
Gwen and Eddie are a separated movie-star couple who "make nice" for the cameras at a press junket promoting their new movie together. Meanwhile, Gwen's sister harbors a crush on the oblivious Eddie, and a press agent mediates the warring parties.
Cast
Cast
Julia Roberts, Billy Crystal, Catherine Zeta-Jones, John Cusack, Hank Azaria, Stanley Tucci, Christopher Walken, Alan Arkin, Seth Green, Scot Zeller, Larry King, Rainn Wilson, Eric Balfour, Keri Lynn Pratt, Emma Roberts
Director
Director
Joe Roth
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Romantic Comedies, Showbiz Comedies, Blockbusters
Rent Death to Smoochy on DVD Death to Smoochy
Synopsis
Danny DeVito directs this dark comedy set in the dog-eat-dog world of children's television, where kids' show star Rainbow Randolph (Robin Williams) gets fired over a bribery scandal and is replaced by Smoochy (Edward Norton) -- a puffy, idealistic purple rhinoceros. Randolph plots his revenge when he discovers that Smoochy is having an affair with Randolph's ex-lover, Nora (Catherine Keener), a top programming executive at the network.
Cast
Cast
Robin Williams, Edward Norton, Catherine Keener, Danny DeVito, Jon Stewart, Harvey Fierstein, Hank Azaria, Pam Ferris, Salma Hayek, Michael Rispoli, Danny Woodburn
Director
Director
Danny DeVito
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Spoofs and Satire, Showbiz Comedies
Rent Tootsie on DVD Tootsie
Synopsis
Michael Dorsey (Dustin Hoffman) transforms himself into a woman to prove he can get hired on a soap opera. But Michael has an enviable problem when his alter ego, Dorothy, becomes daytime television's hottest ticket.
Cast
Cast
Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Teri Garr, Dabney Coleman, Charles Durning, Bill Murray, Sydney Pollack, George Gaynes, Geena Davis
Director
Director
Sydney Pollack
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Genres
Comedy, Romantic Comedies, Showbiz Comedies, Blockbusters
Rent Danny Collins on DVD Danny Collins
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Clinging to memories of his 1970s heyday, former rock star Danny Collins gets a wake-up call when his manager finds an unopened 40-year-old missive written to Danny by John Lennon. Newly inspired, Danny decides to reinvent his future.
Cast
Cast
Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner, Bobby Cannavale, Christopher Plummer, Josh Peck
Director
Director
Dan Fogelman
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Genres
Comedy, Showbiz Dramas, Showbiz Comedies
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Synopsis
Debra Messing stars in this comedy miniseries as Molly Kagan, the jilted ex-wife of a selfish Hollywood studio head who, after her divorce, finds herself blacklisted from the life she once led.
Cast
Cast
Debra Messing, Joe Mantegna, Judy Davis, Anika Noni Rose, Miranda Otto, Peter Jacobson, Stephen Moyer, Aden Young, Chris Diamantopoulos, Ursula Brooks, Paul Gleeson, Gigi Levangie
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Romantic Comedies, Showbiz Comedies, TV Comedies, TV Dramedy, TV Miniseries, USA
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Synopsis
Dickie Roberts was once a successful child actor, but now he parks cars for a living. Eager to get back into show business, he hires a family to give him the childhood he never had -- sure that a dose of "normalcy" will help him win a coveted role.
Cast
Cast
David Spade, Mary McCormack, Jon Lovitz, Craig Bierko, Jenna Boyd, Scott Terra, Alyssa Milano, Doris Roberts, Rob Reiner, Edie McClurg, Leif Garrett, Brendan Fraser, Emmanuel Lewis, Willie Aames, Danny Bonaduce, Dustin Diamond, Corey Feldman
Director
Director
Sam Weisman
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Genres
Comedy, Spoofs and Satire, Showbiz Comedies
Rent The Player on DVD The Player
Synopsis
Director Robert Altman's wickedly funny masterpiece about a slick Hollywood studio executive named Griffin Mill (Tim Robbins) -- a hotshot whose life is falling apart -- is packed with irreverence and myriad star cameos (including appearances from Steve Allen, Cher, John Cusack, Peter Falk and Jeff Goldblum). A rival wants his job, and he's facing a murder rap. But will Griffin face the music or turn his liabilities into assets?
Cast
Cast
Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi, Whoopi Goldberg, Fred Ward, Peter Gallagher, Gina Gershon, Brion James, Cynthia Stevenson, Vincent D'Onofrio, Lyle Lovett, Jeremy Piven, Cher, Jeff Goldblum, David Alan Grier, Teri Garr, Peter Falk, Bruce Willis, Steve Allen, John Cusack, Sydney Pollack, Dina Merrill, Jill St. John
Director
Director
Robert Altman
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Showbiz Comedies, Showbiz Dramas, The Criterion Collection
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Synopsis
In this offbeat comedy, a law student quits school against his dad's wishes to be the apprentice of cantankerous illusionist the Great Buck Howard.
Cast
Cast
Colin Hanks, John Malkovich, Emily Blunt, B.J. Hendricks, Steve Zahn, Tom Hanks, Debra Monk, Matthew Gray Gubler, Adam Scott, George Takei, Don Most, Griffin Dunne, Wallace Langham, Ricky Jay, Jill Ragan
Director
Director
Sean McGinly
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Genres
Comedy, Showbiz Comedies, Indie Comedies
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Synopsis
After witnessing a mob hit, two Chicago lounge entertainers skip town and find refuge in Los Angeles, where they land jobs performing as drag queens. But things get complicated when they become big hits and one of them meets the guy of her dreams.
Cast
Cast
Nia Vardalos, Toni Collette, David Duchovny, Stephen Spinella, Alec Mapa, Chris Logan, Robert Kaiser, Ian Gomez, Nick Sandow
Director
Director
Michael Lembeck
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Showbiz Comedies
Rent Man on the Moon on DVD Man on the Moon
Synopsis
Jim Carrey gives the performance of his career as the insanely inventive comedian Andy Kaufman, best known as lovable mechanic Latka Gravas on the 1970s sitcom "Taxi," who shocked audiences with his caustic, off-the-wall routines. Director Milos Forman vividly recreates the era (with help from Lorne Michaels and David Letterman, who play themselves) and profiles a man who often blended comedy with performance art.
Cast
Cast
Jim Carrey, Danny DeVito, Courtney Love, Paul Giamatti, Vincent Schiavelli, Peter Bonerz, Jerry Lawler, Gerry Becker, Leslie Lyles, Richard Belzer
Director
Director
Milos Forman
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Showbiz Dramas, Showbiz Comedies, 20th Century Period Pieces
Rent A Hard Day's Night: Collector's Series on DVD A Hard Day's Night: Collector's Series
Synopsis
The Beatles's first movie -- a groundbreaking comedy often considered director Richard Lester's best film -- chronicles a "typical" day in their lives, filled with frenzied fans, crazy relatives and a soundtrack of familiar songs. The film defined the Beatles' impish appeal, and John, Paul, George and Ringo are surprisingly assured on-screen. Songs include "Can't Buy Me Love," "And I Love Her" and "I Should Have Known Better."
Cast
Cast
John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Wilfrid Brambell, Norman Rossington, John Junkin, Victor Spinetti, Anna Quayle, Deryck Guyler, Richard Vernon
Director
Director
Richard Lester
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Classic Comedies, Showbiz Comedies, Musicals, Rock & Pop, Pop, United Kingdom, Must-See Musicals
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Synopsis
Naive Guy lands a job as assistant to Buddy Ackerman, a repulsive studio exec who turns Guy's daily routine into a pride-swallowing siege. Guy is eager to climb the ladder of success, but Buddy stops at nothing to grab credit and foil Guy's plans.
Cast
Cast
Frank Whaley, Kevin Spacey, Michelle Forbes, Benicio Del Toro, T.E. Russell, Roy Dotrice, Matthew Flint, Patrick Fischler, Jerry Levine
Director
Director
George Huang
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Showbiz Comedies, Indie Comedies
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Synopsis
Ten years after their ascent to fashion stardom, male models Derek and Hansel are attempting to resurrect their fading careers, but this time they face some serious opposition from the competition.
Cast
Cast
Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell, Penélope Cruz, Kristen Wiig, Fred Armisen, Benedict Cumberbatch
Director
Director
Ben Stiller
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Spoofs and Satire, Slapstick, Showbiz Comedies
Rent Little Voice on DVD Little Voice
Synopsis
A telephone repairman and a music promoter play second fiddle to Little Voice, a young woman whose beautiful pipes could pack a thousand cabarets. Trouble is, she can only sing along to records in her room.
Cast
Cast
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Director
Director
Mark Herman
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Genres
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Rent Soul Men on DVD Soul Men
Synopsis
Two decades ago, Louis and Floyd went their separate ways when their band broke up. But when their group's former front man dies, the two feuding singers agree to put aside their differences for a tribute concert at the Apollo Theater.
Cast
Cast
Samuel L. Jackson, Bernie Mac, Sharon Leal, Adam Herschman, Sean Hayes, Affion Crockett, Fatso-Fasano, Jackie Long, Mike Epps, John Legend
Director
Director
Malcolm D. Lee
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Showbiz Comedies, Contemporary Movie Musicals, African-American Comedies, Musicals
Rent Entourage on DVD Entourage
Synopsis
Taking their reckless Hollywood ways to the big screen, actor Vincent Chase and his posse find new and creative ways to get in trouble -- and his starring role in a big-budget Dracula film provides plenty of opportunities.
Cast
Cast
Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Jerry Ferrara, Kevin Dillon, Jeremy Piven, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Haley Joel Osment, Billy Bob Thornton, Perrey Reeves, Rex Lee
Director
Director
Doug Ellin
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Genres
Comedy, Showbiz Comedies
Rent State and Main on DVD State and Main
Synopsis
When frenzied filmmakers descend on the town of Waterford, Vt., they shoot first and ask questions later in writer-director David Mamet's scathing satire of moviemaking, acting and the business of being famous. There's the egomaniacal star (Alec Baldwin) who can't keep his pants zipped, the starlet (Sarah Jessica Parker) who won't take off her top and the impotent writer (Philip Seymour Hoffman) who's summarily ignored by everyone.
Cast
Cast
Alec Baldwin, Charles Durning, Patti LuPone, William H. Macy, Sarah Jessica Parker, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julia Stiles, David Paymer, Rebecca Pidgeon, Ricky Jay, Clark Gregg, Michael Higgins, Michael Bradshaw, Matt Malloy, Tony Mamet, Jack Wallace
Director
Director
David Mamet
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Genres
Comedy, Showbiz Comedies, Spoofs and Satire
Rent Bowfinger on DVD Bowfinger
Synopsis
Bumbling producer Bobby Bowfinger has a script that's brimming with possibilities but no money to make the movie, so he and his cast of misfits trick a big box office star into unknowingly appearing in their film.
Cast
Cast
Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy, Heather Graham, Christine Baranski, Jamie Kennedy, Adam Alexi-Malle, Kohl Sudduth, Barry Newman, Terence Stamp, Robert Downey Jr.
Director
Director
Frank Oz
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Showbiz Comedies, Spoofs and Satire, Blockbusters
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Synopsis
This postmodern mockumentary chronicles a valiant yet hapless attempt to make a film adaptation of the autobiographical <i>The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentlemen</i>, a complex 18th-century tale by English writer Laurence Sterne. Alternating scenes from the novel with escapades from the movie set, director Michael Winterbottom craftily blends fiction and reality, past and present, serving up a deliciously twisted ode to filmmaking.
Cast
Cast
Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Keeley Hawes, Shirley Henderson, Dylan Moran, David Walliams, Naomie Harris, Kelly Macdonald, Gillian Anderson, Stephen Fry, Jeremy Northam, Ashley Jensen
Director
Director
Michael Winterbottom
Genres
Genres
Independent, Indie Comedies, Mockumentaries, Showbiz Comedies
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Synopsis
In this "Saturday Night Live" spinoff, goofy rockers Wayne and Garth host a no-budget cable access show that attracts the attention of a big television producer. They think they're on the road to fame and fortune, but they may have fallen for a scam.
Cast
Cast
Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Rob Lowe, Tia Carrere, Brian Doyle-Murray, Lara Flynn Boyle, Michael DeLuise, Dan Bell, Lee Tergesen, Kurt Fuller, Colleen Camp, Frederick Coffin, Mike Hagerty, Chris Farley, Meat Loaf, Robert Patrick, Ione Skye, Don Amendolia, Alice Cooper, Ed O'Neill
Director
Director
Penelope Spheeris
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Showbiz Comedies, Late Night Comedies, Cult Comedies, Hard Rock & Heavy Metal, Rock & Pop, Blockbusters
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Synopsis
Paul Giamatti stars as himself, an actor in the throes of anxiety over an upcoming performance -- until he gives his soul to a mysterious company that promises to freeze and store it until he wants it again, along with his anxieties.
Cast
Cast
Paul Giamatti, David Strathairn, Dina Korzun, Emily Watson, Katheryn Winnick, Lauren Ambrose, Sergei Kolesnikov, Michael Tucker
Director
Director
Sophie Barthes
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Showbiz Comedies, Indie Comedies, Indie Dramas
Rent In a World... on DVD In a World...
Synopsis
Vocal coach Carol Solomon lives in the shadow of her father Sam, Hollywood's go-to movie trailer voice, as she tries to break into the field herself. Aided by her sister and a sound whiz friend, Carol jumps into an unexpectedly strange new career.
Cast
Cast
Lake Bell, Demetri Martin, Rob Corddry, Michaela Watkins, Ken Marino, Fred Melamed, Alexandra Holden, Eva Longoria, Tig Notaro, Nick Offerman, Geena Davis
Director
Director
Lake Bell
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Genres
Comedy, Indie Comedies, Showbiz Comedies
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Synopsis
Jean-Claude Van Damme plays himself in this comic action film. While visiting his family at home in Belgium, Van Damme is caught in the middle of a robbery, and the cops think the aging star has snapped and pulled the job himself.
Cast
Cast
Jean-Claude Van Damme, François Damiens, Zinedine Soualem, Karim Belkhadra, Jean-François Wolff, Anne Paulicevich
Director
Director
Mabrouk El Mechri
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Genres
Action & Adventure, Foreign, Foreign Action & Adventure, Action Comedies, Foreign Comedies, Spoofs and Satire, Showbiz Comedies, French Language, Belgium
Rent Café Society on DVD Café Society
Synopsis
Setting his sights on the magical kingdom of Hollywood, a young man migrates to Los Angeles in the 1930s and is swiftly drawn into the social whirlpool of the young and beautiful -- all pursuing their own visions of success.
Cast
Cast
Jeannie Berlin, Steve Carell, Jesse Eisenberg, Blake Lively, Parker Posey, Kristen Stewart, Corey Stoll, Ken Stott
Director
Director
Woody Allen
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Genres
Comedy, Romantic Dramas, Showbiz Comedies
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Synopsis
Director Steven Soderbergh's "unofficial karmic sequel" to his 1989 breakout film, Sex, Lies, and Videotape, involves a distaff switcheroo this time, as inquiring reporter Julia Roberts interviews Blair Underwood in a film-within-a-film scenario. Shooting with digital video, the indie helmer brought the film in for a bargain-basement budget of about $2 million. Roberts laughingly refers to Full Frontal as "my little nudie flick."
Cast
Cast
Julia Roberts, David Hyde Pierce, David Duchovny
Director
Director
Steven Soderbergh
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Genres
Comedy, Showbiz Comedies, Indie Comedies
Rent Postcards from the Edge on DVD Postcards from the Edge
Synopsis
Carrie Fisher's scathing confessional novel -- adapted from her best-seller about a woman who becomes addicted to drugs while pursuing a Hollywood acting career -- makes a bitingly funny transition to the silver screen.
Cast
Cast
Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine, Dennis Quaid, Gene Hackman, Richard Dreyfuss, Rob Reiner, Mary Wickes, Conrad Bain, Annette Bening, Simon Callow
Director
Director
Mike Nichols
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Genres
Comedy, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Showbiz Comedies, Biographies
Rent The King of Comedy on DVD The King of Comedy
Synopsis
Director Martin Scorsese hits a satirical bulls-eye in this black comedy that explores the absurd lengths to which nebbish Rupert Pupkin (Robert De Niro) will go to land a spot on the TV talk show of his idol, Jerry Langford (a wonderfully caustic Jerry Lewis). Pupkin believes that one appearance on Langford's show will be his ticket to stardom, so he kidnaps his idol and sets into motion a chain of events you have to see to believe!
Cast
Cast
Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Diahnne Abbott, Sandra Bernhard, Ed Herlihy
Director
Director
Martin Scorsese
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Showbiz Dramas, Showbiz Comedies
Rent That Thing You Do! on DVD That Thing You Do!
Synopsis
In 1964, teenage garage band The One-ders become an overnight sensation when their debut song jumps to the top of the charts. But internal tensions threaten to make the group's fall just as rapid as their rise.
Cast
Cast
Tom Everett Scott, Liv Tyler, Johnathon Schaech, Steve Zahn, Ethan Embry, Tom Hanks, Charlize Theron, Obba Babatundé, Giovanni Ribisi, Chris Ellis, Alex Rocco, Bill Cobbs, Peter Scolari, Rita Wilson, Chris Isaak, Kevin Pollak, Bryan Cranston
Director
Director
Tom Hanks
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Showbiz Comedies, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent The Amateurs on DVD The Amateurs
Synopsis
Divorced and depressed, Andy Sargentee hatches a plan to produce an adult movie and get rich. But the production is plagued by a host of problems, not the least of which is a leading man who has trouble "performing" on command.
Cast
Cast
Jeff Bridges, Ted Danson, William Fichtner, Patrick Fugit, Lauren Graham, Glenne Headly, Tim Blake Nelson, Joe Pantoliano, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Isaiah Washington, John Hawkes
Director
Director
Michael Traeger
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Showbiz Comedies, Indie Comedies
Rent The Anniversary Party on DVD The Anniversary Party
Synopsis
Recently uncoupled couple Joe (Allan Cumming) and Sally (Jennifer Jason Leigh) celebrate their anniversary with a group of friends in this dark, Independent Spirit Award-nominated drama (also written and directed by Cumming and Leigh). When Judy (Parker Posey), Cal (Kevin Kline), Sky (Gwyneth Paltrow) and assorted spouses and friends come over, it only takes a few cocktails and a load of ecstasy before the situation careens out of control.
Cast
Cast
Alan Cumming, Jennifer Jason Leigh, John Benjamin Hickey, Parker Posey, Phoebe Cates, Kevin Kline, Denis O'Hare, Mina Badie, Jane Adams, John C. Reilly, Jennifer Beals, Craig Chester, Gwyneth Paltrow, Michael Panes, Mary Lynn Rajskub
Director
Director
Alan Cumming, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Genres
Genres
Drama, Showbiz Dramas, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Showbiz Comedies, Indie Dramas
Rent To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything on DVD To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything
Synopsis
In this wacky comedy, three New York drag queens (Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze and John Leguizamo) on their way to Hollywood for a beauty pageant get stranded in a small Midwestern town for the entire weekend when their car breaks down. While waiting for parts for their Cadillac convertible, the flamboyant trio shows the local homophobic rednecks that appearing different doesn't mean they don't have humanity in common.
Cast
Cast
Patrick Swayze, Wesley Snipes, John Leguizamo, Stockard Channing, Blythe Danner, Arliss Howard, Jason London, Chris Penn, Melinda Dillon, Beth Grant, Alice Drummond, Marceline Hugot, Michael Vartan, RuPaul, Julie Newmar
Director
Director
Beeban Kidron
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Cult Comedies, Showbiz Comedies, LGBT Comedies, LGBT
Rent A Night at the Opera on DVD A Night at the Opera
Synopsis
The Marx Brothers -- Groucho, Harpo and Chico -- wreak havoc in the opera house in one of their biggest hits. Penned by Morrie Ryskind and George S. Kaufman, the film contains perhaps the greatest Marx comedy bit ever: the crowded stateroom scene. Kitty Carlisle and Allan Jones are charming as the singing romantic leads whom the Marxes help transform into big-time opera stars. This was the first MGM film for the Marxes.
Cast
Cast
Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Kitty Carlisle, Allan Jones, Margaret Dumont, Sig Ruman, Walter Woolf King, Robert Emmett O'Connor
Director
Director
Sam Wood
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Slapstick, Screwball, Showbiz Comedies
Rent The TV Set on DVD The TV Set
Synopsis
Soon after selling his first television pilot to one of the networks, idealistic writer Mike Klein (David Duchovny) watches in horror as his vision is transformed into something altogether different by a misguided TV exec (Sigourney Weaver). Ioan Gruffudd, Justine Bateman and Lucy Davis co-star in this hilarious look at what goes into creating the shows we come to love, based in part on the personal experiences of writer-director Jake Kasdan.
Cast
Cast
David Duchovny, Sigourney Weaver, Ioan Gruffudd, Judy Greer, Fran Kranz, Lindsay Sloane, Justine Bateman, Lucy Davis, Philip Baker Hall
Director
Director
Jake Kasdan
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Showbiz Comedies, Indie Comedies
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Synopsis
Director Woody Allen's Oscar-nominated comedy set in 1940s Brooklyn draws heavily on his youth -- a time when radio was king. Through vignettes woven together by music from the era, the film focuses on young Joe (Seth Green) and his houseful of relatives. His father (Michael Tucker) craves news from Europe, his aunt (Dianne Wiest) is obsessed with marriage, and his mother (Julie Kavner) is appalled that Joe has bought a secret decoder ring.
Cast
Cast
Mia Farrow, Julie Kavner, Dianne Wiest, Tony Roberts, Danny Aiello, Jeff Daniels, Diane Keaton, Seth Green, Larry David, Mike Starr, Paul Herman, Don Pardo, Martin Rosenblatt, Helen Miller, Danielle Ferland, Julie Kurnitz, David Warrilow, Kenneth Mars
Director
Director
Woody Allen
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Showbiz Comedies, Indie Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces
Rent Man About Town on DVD Man About Town
Synopsis
Jack Giamoro (Ben Affleck) is a man with a blessed life -- a successful career as a top Hollywood agent, a beautiful wife and a large bank account. But his world begins to crash when he learns his wife (Rebecca Romijn) is cheating and a reporter has swiped his private journal. Now, it's up to Jack to reclaim his life, love and privacy -- and find the true happiness he only thought he had achieved.
Cast
Cast
John Cleese, Gina Gershon, Howard Hesseman, Jerry O'Connell, Ben Affleck, Bai Ling, Damien Wayans, Adam Goldberg, Amber Valletta, Rebecca Romijn, Kal Penn, Mike Binder
Director
Director
Mike Binder
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Romantic Dramas, Showbiz Comedies, Showbiz Dramas
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Synopsis
William H. Macy stars in this irreverent comedy as a desperate movie producer who lands himself in hot water when the star of his big-budget biopic on British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli is kidnapped from the set. Based on Peter Lefcourt's novel of the same name, this outrageous look at the zany world of filmmaking also stars LL Cool J, Meg Ryan and Jason Ritter.
Cast
Cast
William H. Macy, Meg Ryan, LL Cool J, Elliott Gould, Jason Ritter, Fiona Glascott, Sharon Raginiano, John Carson, David Hunt, Sean Higgs, Brett Granstaff, Adrian Galley, Aiden Lithgow, Kate Blumberg
Director
Director
Steven Schachter
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Showbiz Comedies, Spoofs and Satire, Indie Comedies, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent My Favorite Year on DVD My Favorite Year
Synopsis
Peter O'Toole delivers a sensational knockout performance as Alan Swann, a booze-loving matinee idol -- and a has-been through and through -- who's forced into making a live variety show appearance to appease the Internal Revenue Service after they nail him for back taxes. Joseph Bologna (modeled after Sid Caesar from "Your Show of Shows") is equally memorable as the show's tempestuous star.
Cast
Cast
Peter O'Toole, Mark Linn-Baker, Jessica Harper, Joseph Bologna, Bill Macy, Lainie Kazan, Anne De Salvo, Basil Hoffman, Lou Jacobi, Adolph Green, Tony DiBenedetto, George Wyner, Selma Diamond, Cameron Mitchell, Jenny Neumann, Corinne Bohrer, George Marshall Ruge, Barbara Horan, John Welsh, Gloria Stuart
Director
Director
Richard Benjamin
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Showbiz Comedies, Foreign Regions
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Synopsis
Theater director Lloyd Fellowes, a washed-up star, a vacant leading man, a blond bombshell. It seems like a smash hit until the backstage drama threatens to eclipse what's happening in front of the curtain.
Cast
Cast
Michael Caine, Denholm Elliott, Carol Burnett, Julie Hagerty, Marilu Henner, Mark Linn-Baker, Christopher Reeve, John Ritter, Kate Rich, Zoe R. Cassavetes, Kim Sebastian, Louise Stratten, J. Christopher Sullivan, Kimberly Neville, Nicollette Sheridan
Director
Director
Peter Bogdanovich
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Spoofs and Satire, Showbiz Comedies, Slapstick
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Synopsis
Desperate to finance their flick, two film school students turn to a pornography producer who'll put up the cash -- that is, if the duo can get semi-retired adult film actress Candy Fiveways to star.
Cast
Cast
Tom Riley, Tom Burke, Carmen Electra, Eddie Marsan, Michelle Ryan, Mackenzie Crook, Felicity Montagu, Phillip Jackson, Jimmy Carr, John Standing
Director
Director
Stephen Surjik
Genres
Genres
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Synopsis
Firecracker Howard Stern exposes his personal side in this big-screen biopic, which tracks his rise from nerdy student to radio shock-jock, chronicling Stern's X-rated on-air behavior, scuffles with executives and tender relationship with his wife.
Cast
Cast
Howard Stern, Robin Quivers, Mary McCormack, Fred Norris, Paul Giamatti, Gary Dell'Abate, Jackie Martling, Carol Alt, Richard Portnow, Kelly Bishop
Director
Director
Betty Thomas
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Biographies, Showbiz Comedies, Late Night Comedies
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Synopsis
Woody Allen stars as down-on-his-luck film director Val Waxman, who needs just one good picture to restore his once-thriving career. But when he gets an offer to make a big movie, his paranoia causes him to go psychosomatically blind.
Cast
Cast
Woody Allen, Téa Leoni, Mark Rydell, Debra Messing, Treat Williams, George Hamilton, Barney Cheng, Tiffani Thiessen, Erica Leerhsen
Director
Director
Woody Allen
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Showbiz Comedies, Spoofs and Satire
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