Movies and TV Shows about fame

Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
  • Drama, Music,
  • Singer Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and bass guitarist John Deacon take the music world by storm when they form the rock 'n' roll band Queen in 1970. Hit songs become instant classics. When Mercury's increasingly wild lifestyle starts to spiral out of control, Queen soon faces its greatest challenge yet – finding a way to keep the band together amid the success and excess.
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Bohemian Rhapsody
Rocky III
  • Rocky III (1982)
  • Drama,
  • Now the world champion, Rocky Balboa is living in luxury and only fighting opponents who pose no threat to him in the ring. His lifestyle of wealth and idleness is shaken when a powerful young fighter known as Clubber Lang challenges him to a bout. After taking a pounding from Lang, the humbled champ turns to former bitter rival Apollo Creed to help him regain his form for a rematch with Lang.
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Rocky III
Famous in Love
  • Famous in Love (2017)
  • Drama, Soap,
  • Ordinary college student Paige gets her big break after auditioning for the starring role in a Hollywood blockbuster. She must now navigate her new star-studded life and the highs and lows that come with being the new It Girl in town as well as balancing her college workload.
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Famous in Love
The Bling Ring
  • The Bling Ring (2013)
  • Drama, Crime,
  • Inspired by actual events, a group of fame-obsessed teenagers use the Internet to track celebrities' whereabouts in order to rob their homes.
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The Bling Ring
George Harrison: Living in the Material World
  • George Harrison: Living in the Material World (2011)
  • Documentary, Music,
  • Inter-cut with archive material, friends, family and associates of the musician tell the story of his life and how spirituality became such a major part of it.
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George Harrison: Living in the Material World
Brüno
  • Brüno (2009)
  • Comedy,
  • Flamboyantly gay Austrian television reporter Bruno stirs up trouble with unsuspecting guests and large crowds through brutally frank interviews and painfully hilarious public displays of homosexuality.
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Brüno
Josie and the Pussycats
  • Josie and the Pussycats (2001)
  • Comedy, Music,
  • Josie, Melody and Val are three small-town girl musicians determined to take their rock band out of their garage and straight to the top, while remaining true to their look, style and sound. They get a record deal which brings fame and fortune but soon realize they are pawns of two people who want to control the youth of America. They must clear their names, even if it means losing fame and fortune.
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Josie and the Pussycats
The Muppet Movie
  • The Muppet Movie (1979)
  • Adventure, Comedy, Family,
  • Kermit the Frog is persuaded by agent Dom DeLuise to pursue a career in Hollywood. Along the way, Kermit picks up Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, and a motley crew of other Muppets with similar aspirations. Meanwhile, Kermit must elude the grasp of a frog-leg restaurant magnate.
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The Muppet Movie
Exit Through the Gift Shop
  • Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)
  • Documentary,
  • Banksy is a graffiti artist with a global reputation whose work can be seen on walls from post-hurricane New Orleans to the separation barrier on the Palestinian West Bank. Fiercely guarding his anonymity to avoid prosecution, Banksy has so far resisted all attempts to be captured on film. Exit Through the Gift Shop tells the incredible true story of how an eccentric French shop keeper turned documentary maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner.
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Exit Through the Gift Shop
American Satan
  • American Satan (2017)
  • Drama, Thriller, Music,
  • A young rock band, half from England and half from the US, drop out of college and move to the Sunset Strip to chase their dreams.
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American Satan
A Star Is Born
  • A Star Is Born (1954)
  • Drama, Music, Romance,
  • A movie star helps a young singer/actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.
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A Star Is Born
Man on Wire
  • Man on Wire (2008)
  • History, Thriller, Crime, Documentary,
  • On August 7th 1974, French tightrope walker Philippe Petit stepped out on a high wire, illegally rigged between New York's World Trade Center twin towers, then the world's tallest buildings. After nearly an hour of performing on the wire, 1,350 feet above the sidewalks of Manhattan, he was arrested. This fun and spellbinding documentary chronicles Philippe Petit's "highest" achievement.
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Man on Wire
Starry Eyes
  • Starry Eyes (2014)
  • Horror,
  • A hopeful young starlet uncovers the ominous origins of the Hollywood elite and enters into a deadly agreement in exchange for fame and fortune.
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Starry Eyes
A Face in the Crowd
  • A Face in the Crowd (1957)
  • Drama,
  • "A Face in the Crowd" charts the rise of a raucous hayseed named Lonesome Rhodes from itinerant Ozark guitar picker to local media rabble-rouser to TV superstar and political king-maker. Marcia Jeffries is the innocent Sarah Lawrence girl who discovers the great man in a back-country jail and is the first to fall under his spell
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A Face in the Crowd
Star 80
  • Star 80 (1983)
  • Drama,
  • Paul Snider is a narcissistic, small time hustler who fancies himself a ladies man. His life changes when he meets Dorothy Stratten working behind the counter of a Dairy Queen.
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Star 80
Confessions of an Action Star
  • Confessions of an Action Star (2009)
  • Action, Comedy,
  • A 'mocumentary' on the rise and fall of Chip and Dales dancer turned martial arts action star, Francis Allen Sledgewick, AKA Frank Sledge. When fame and fortune caused Frank to lose his sense of what's truely important, he realised he's going to have to get in touch with his roots if there's ever going to be a comeback.
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Confessions of an Action Star
Hits
  • Hits (2014)
  • Drama, Comedy,
  • A talentless teen will do anything to get on TV's "The Voice." Meanwhile, her father, a municipal worker, creates an uproar when a video of his rants at City Hall goes viral.
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Hits
A Star Is Born
  • A Star Is Born (1976)
  • Drama, Music, Romance,
  • A Star Is Born is a 1976 rock music film telling the story of a young woman, played by Barbra Streisand who enters show business, and meets and falls in love with an established male star, played by Kris Kristofferson, only to find her career ascending while his goes into decline.
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A Star Is Born
Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?)
  • Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?) (2010)
  • Documentary, Music,
  • The documentary explores the enigmatic life and music of Harry Nilsson in an attempt to answer the question, "Who is Harry Nilsson?" The film includes new and archive audio and film including interviews with Robin Williams, Yoko Ono, Van Dyke Parks, Randy Newman, Ray Cooper, the Smothers Brothers, and Micky Dolenz. "Who is Harry Nilsson?" uses promotional films, music videos, and home movies; segments from the unreleased documentary made during the recording of Son of Schmilsson (Did Somebody Drop His Mouse?); and excerpts from Nilsson's rare TV appearances in his BBC specials, the "Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour", "Playboy After Dark", and in an episode of "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir".
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Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?)
Crazy Famous
  • Crazy Famous (2017)
  • Action, Comedy, TV Movie,
  • A fame obsessed average Joe escapes a mental institution with a band of misfits for one last desperate attempt to be famous.
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Crazy Famous
Henry Fool
  • Henry Fool (1997)
  • Drama, Comedy,
  • An egocentric bum transforms the lives of a shy New Jersey garbageman and his sister.
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Henry Fool
Sweet Dreams
  • Sweet Dreams (1985)
  • Drama, Music, Romance,
  • Lange stunningly portrays Patsy Cline, the velvet-voiced country singer who died in a tragic plane crash.
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Sweet Dreams
It Should Happen to You
  • It Should Happen to You (1954)
  • Drama, Comedy, Romance,
  • Gladys Glover has just lost her modeling job when she meets filmmaker Pete Sheppard shooting a documentary in Central Park. For Pete it's love at first sight, but Gladys has her mind on other things, making a name for herself. Through a fluke of advertising she winds up with her name plastered over 10 billboards throughout city.
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It Should Happen to You
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous
  • Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous (2013)
  • Comedy,
  • Zach hires a camera crew to film him throughout his daily life as a part of his quest to become an over-night celebrity - even though he possesses no real talent. From Zach's attempts to become a celebrity chef or a ring-tone recording artist to purposefully going missing, he'll try any avenue to get noticed and stop at nothing until he reaches fame.
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Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous
The Helen Morgan Story
  • The Helen Morgan Story (1957)
  • Drama, Music, Romance,
  • The 1920's and 30's career of singer Helen Morgan is followed from her early days singing outdoors in a carnival, through her speak-easy and chorus-girl days, to her stardom on Broadway in Ziegfeld's "Show Boat". Her involvement with Larry Maddux, a gin-runner and con-man, and Russell Wade, a prominent, married New York lawyer, and her decline thanks to these failed romances and alcohol are punctuated by performances of many of the songs she made famous.
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The Helen Morgan Story
Lily in Love
  • Lily in Love (1984)
  • Comedy,
  • Insulted when his screenwriter wife writes a leading role for a younger man, aging Broadway idol Fitz Wynn disguises himself as a handsome young Italian.
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Lily in Love
She Loves Me Not
  • She Loves Me Not (2013)
  • Drama, Comedy, Romance,
  • A reclusive novelist struggles to find romance and meaning in his life despite disastrous and comedic circumstances.
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She Loves Me Not
Valentino
  • Valentino (1977)
  • Drama, History,
  • In 1926 the tragic and untimely death of a silent screen actor caused female moviegoers to riot in the streets and in some cases to commit suicide...
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Valentino
Making of a Male Model
  • Making of a Male Model (1983)
  • Drama, Romance,
  • Kay Dillon, a successful modeling agent, meets the young and handsome ranch hand Tyler Burnett in Nevada. She can't help but notice his incredible good looks and invites him to move to New York and start working for her as a male model. Burnett accepts the invitation and goes to New York to start his modeling career. But Tyler longs for more in life: a woman to love and his own ranch. Can he remain the biggest male model in the industry, and still get his heart's desires? Is Kay the woman to give all that to him?
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Making of a Male Model
Buzzkill
  • Buzzkill (2012)
  • Comedy,
  • Failed writer Ray Wyatt is ready to take his own life when a notorious serial murderer steals his latest movie script and begins publicizing it. Revived by the sudden deluge of celebrity, Ray starts tracking the killer to recover the manuscript.
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Buzzkill
Childstar
  • Childstar (2004)
  • Drama, Comedy, Romance,
  • Childstar is about an egotistical 12-year-old named Taylor Brandon Burns (Mark Rendall) who has skyrocketed to fame at that young age. His relationship with his driver, Rick (Don McKellar, who also directed), takes a turn when Taylor confides in him about the problems of celebrity and the fears of his impending teenage years. When Taylor disappears vanishes with his new girlfriend (Kristin Adams), Rick attempts to find the boy and help him through this troubling period. Also featuring Jennifer Jason Leigh as Taylor's Mom, and Alan Thicke playing the child star's TV Dad.
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Childstar
A Year at the Top
  • A Year at the Top (1977)
  • Comedy, Sci-Fi & Fantasy,
  • A Year at the Top is an American sitcom which aired for five episodes on CBS in 1977. Produced by T.A.T. Communications Company, the series was created by Heywood Kling and co-executive produced by Don Kirshner and Norman Lear.
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A Year at the Top
The Roadhouse Murder
  • The Roadhouse Murder (1932)
  • Thriller,
  • After he stumbles across a murder, a young reporter devises an elaborate scene to keep his newspaper stories about the crime front-page news. Eric Linden, Dorothy Jordan, Bruce Cabot, Roscoe Ates, Roscoe Karns and Purnell Pratt star in this 1932 thriller, directed by J. Walter Ruben.
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The Roadhouse Murder
Fame High
  • Fame High (2012)
  • Documentary,
  • Everyone dreams of fame. From the nail-biting freshman auditions to the spectacular year-end performances, Fame High captures the in-class and at-home drama, competition, heartbreak, and triumph during one school year at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, also known as Fame High.
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Fame High
Johnny Castle Rising Star
  • Johnny Castle Rising Star (2006)
  • Documentary,
  • Ever since he was a kid, Johnny Castle had a dream: to become a movie star. Driven by his obsession, Johnny moved to Los Angeles, and the corner of Hollywood and Vine Boulevards became his natural stage on which to promote himself. Johnny is absolutely convinced that some day a producer or a director will sign him for their next movie. Even though Johnny has this optimistic way of looking at life, in the three years since his move to Los Angeles he has only been able to get a small part in a science fiction B-movie. Very soon the movie will debut in the theaters, and Johnny wants to show the result of his work to his father, who lives in Chicago. He obtains a preview DVD copy of the movie from the director so that he'll be able to present it to his dad as a wonderful birthday surprise.
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Johnny Castle Rising Star
Surviving Gilligan's Island
  • Surviving Gilligan's Island (2001)
  • Drama, Comedy,
  • It was as funny and as cartoonish as the series with three survivors (Gilligan, Mary-Anne, and the Professor) telling their favorite anecdotes and having some of them acted out. The host segments were wonderful, and the flashbacks were done very well by actors who looked similar to the castaways.
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Surviving Gilligan's Island
Lost Everything
  • Lost Everything (2010)
  • Drama,
  • A gay movie star struggles to stay in the closet, an art dealer fends off her abusive ex, and a televangelist plots to force his gay son into conversion therapy. Little do they know, their lives are about to converge on a deadly collision course.
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Lost Everything