Movies about actors

List of the best movies about actors selected by visitors to our site: You Should Have Left, A Timeless Christmas, The Stand In, The Last Laugh, Seize The Moment, The Humorist, Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood, Fidelity, Love, Antosha, The Death & Life of John F. Donovan
In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
You Should Have Left (2020)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersActors, Writers
PlotExperiments
StyleBy books

In an effort to repair their relationship, a couple books a vacation in the countryside for themselves and their daughter. What starts as a perfect retreat begins to fall apart as one loses their grip on reality, and a sinister force tries to tear them apart.

A Timeless Christmas (2020)
CharactersActors, Inventors
PlotTime travel, Love, Love at first sight, Supernatural, Holidays
PlaceNew York
TimeNew Year
StyleTouching, Light

Charles Whitley travels from 1903 to 2020 where he meets Megan Turner, a tour guide at his historic mansion, and experiences a 21st Century Christmas.

The Stand In (2020)
Markimdb: 4.5
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
CharactersActors, Celebrities, Doubles
PlotRivalry, Body exchange
StyleLight

When ordered to serve a year in rehab, actress Candy hires her on-set stand-in to take her place. The unassuming woman flips the script and steals her identity, career and boyfriend in this hilarious comedy about trading places.

The Last Laugh (2019)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 5.6)
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
CharactersActors, Grandparents
PlotTravel, Chase
StyleBy comics

After moving to a retirement home, restless talent manager Al reconnects with long-ago client Buddy and coaxes him back out on the comedy circuit.

Seize The Moment (2019)
Mark5 (imdb: 4.4)
Genrecomedy
CountryRussia
Duration02:15
CharactersActors, Strong women
PlaceItaly
StyleLight

The main character is a cute ambitious girl Rita from a provincial town on the Black Sea coast. She decides to break out of the routine of doing local weddings and matinees and arrives to conquer the capital, trying to enroll in a drama school. She is waiting for a lot of difficult tests, which sometimes turn into very funny stories.

The Humorist (2019)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, biography
CountryRussia, Latvia, Czech Republic
Duration02:08
CharactersActors, Celebrities, Family
PlotDepression, Rivalry, Art, Freedom
PlaceRussia
StyleMakes me think, Touching, Disturbing, Fascinating

The Humorist is a film about a week in the life of Boris Arkadiev, a fictional Soviet stand-up comedian. Boris is tormented not only by external oppression and censorship but also by his own insecurities that poison all his relationships.

Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019)
Mark5.8 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, China
Duration02:26
CharactersActors, Celebrities, Directors, Friends
PlotAdventure
PlaceUSA

A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles.

Fidelity (2019)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.3)
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:40
CharactersDoctors, Family, Friends, Actors, Girlfriends
PlotLove, Relationship, Fidelity, Rivalry
PlaceRussia, India, Asia
StyleExciting

Lena is a talented midwife and gynaecologist, her husband Serezha is an actor at a provincial drama theatre. They are close and gentle with each other, but there is no sex. Lena suspects that Serezha has an affair, but she worries quietly and does not reveal her jealousy. Instead of sorting out her relationship with her husband, Lena starts to betray him with chance acquaintances. Gradually Lena’s parallel life gets out of control and changes her original life.

Love, Antosha (2019)
Markimdb: 8.1
CountryUSA
Duration02:13
CharactersFriends, Actors, Directors, Mothers
PlotDeath, Art
PlaceRussia, Los Angeles, USA

From a prolific career in film and television, Anton Yelchin left an indelible legacy as an actor. Through his journals and other writings, his photography, the original music he wrote, and interviews with his family, friends, and colleagues, this film looks not just at Anton's impressive career, but at a broader portrait of the man.

The Death & Life of John F. Donovan (2019)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada
CharactersActors, Celebrities
PlotPolitical
StyleMakes me think, Heavy, Depressive, Fascinating

A decade after the death of an American TV star, a young actor reminisces about the written correspondence he once shared with the former, as well as the impact those letters had on both their lives.

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The Weasel's Tale (2019)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, detective
CountryArgentina, Spain
CharactersActors, Directors
PlotCheating, Intrigue, Confrontation
PlaceMansions
StyleSoulful

A group of old actors and filmmakers tries to resist the efforts of a young couple to kick them out of their mansion.

Aziz Ansari: Right Now (2019)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
CharactersActors, Comedians, Family, Celebrities
PlaceUSA

In a comedy special directed by Spike Jonze, Aziz Ansari shares deep personal insights and hilarious takes on wokeness, family and the social climate.

Marriage Story (2019)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersCats, Lawyers, Actors, Sisters, Singers
PlotDivorce
TimeHalloween

A stage director and an actress struggle through a grueling, coast-to-coast divorce that pushes them to their personal extremes.

Pain and Glory (2019)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.5)
Genredrama
CountrySpain
Duration01:26
CharactersDirectors, Gay, Actors, Poor
PlotArt, Everyday life

Salvador Mallo, a filmmaker in the twilight of his career, remembers his life: his mother, his lovers, the actors he worked with. The sixties in a small village in Valencia, the eighties in Madrid, the present, when he feels an immeasurable emptiness, facing his mortality, the incapability of continuing filming, the impossibility of separating creation from his own life. The need of narrating his past can be his salvation.

Dolemite Is My Name (2019)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration03:03
CharactersActors, Comedians
PlotSuccess, Money, On real events
PlaceLos Angeles, USA

The story of Rudy Ray Moore, who created the iconic big screen pimp character Dolemite in the 1970s.

La Belle Époque (2019)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Belgium
CharactersHorses, Actors
PlotDancing
PlaceParty, Hotels

Victor, a disillusioned sexagenarian, sees his life turned upside down on the day when Antoine, a brilliant entrepreneur, offers him a new kind of attraction: mixing theatrical artifices and historical reconstruction, this company offers his clients a chance to dive back into the era of their choice. Victor then chose to relive the most memorable week of his life: the one where, 40 years earlier, he met the great love.

Madness in the Method (2019)
Mark7 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration02:05
CharactersActors
PlaceUSA
StyleLight

Jason wants to be taken more seriously as an actor, so he asks his friend Kevin Smith for advice, and decides to become a method actor. Trouble is, being a method actor drives him mad and he slowly becomes a serial killer.

The Fanatic (2019)
Mark6 (imdb: 4.1)
Genrethriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersActors, Maids, Autistic
PlotPursuit, Obsession, Mental disorders
PlaceUSA
StyleUnexpected ending, Depressive, Tense, Disturbing

A rabid film fan stalks his favorite action hero and destroys the star's life.

Cats (2019)
Markimdb: 2.8
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, musical
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersCats, Actors, Singers
PlotMusic, Dancing, Love

A tribe of cats called the Jellicles must decide yearly which one will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new Jellicle life.

Family Romance, LLC (2019)
Markimdb: 6.8
CharactersActors, Fathers, Robots
PlaceTrains, Japan, Hotels

Love is a business at Family Romance, a company that rents human stand-ins for any occasion. Founder Yuichi Ishii helps make his clients’ dreams come true. But when the mother of 12-year-old Mahiro hires Ishii to impersonate her missing father, the line between acting and reality threatens to blur.

Yao (2019)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryFrance, Senegal
CharactersActors, Childrens, Celebrities
PlotAdventure
PlaceVillage
StyleTouching, Light, Fascinating, Cute

From his village in northern Senegal, Yao is a 13-year-old boy ready to do anything to meet his hero: Seydou Tall, a famous French actor. Invited to Dakar to promote his new book, the latter goes to his country of origin for the first time. To fulfill his dream, the young Yao organizes his fugue and brave 387 kilometers alone to the capital. Touched by this child, the actor decides to flee his obligations and to accompany him home. But on the dusty and uncertain roads of Senegal, Seydou understands that while rolling towards the village of the child, it also rolls towards its roots.

Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind (2018)
Mark8 (imdb: 8)
Genrecomedy, documentary, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:26
CharactersActors
PlotOn real events

A funny, intimate and heartbreaking portrait of one of the world’s most beloved and inventive comedians, Robin Williams, told largely through his own words. Celebrates what he brought to comedy and to the culture at large, from the wild days of late-1970s L.A. to his death in 2014.

I Am Paul Walker (2018)
Mark6 (imdb: 7.6)
Genredocumentary
CountryUSA
CharactersActors, Celebrities
PlotOn real events

Explore the life and legacy of actor Paul Walker, the Southern California native who cut his teeth as a child actor before breaking out in the blockbuster Fast and Furious movie franchise.

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018)
Mark6.2 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, adventure
CountrySpain, Belgium, France, Portugal, United Kingdom
Duration02:16
CharactersActors, Knights, Dogs, Horses, Giants
PlotAdventure, Mental disorders, Travel, Time travel, Motorcycles, Death
PlaceVillage, Helicopters
StyleAtmospheric

Toby, a cynical advertising director finds himself trapped in the outrageous delusions of an old Spanish shoe-maker who believes himself to be Don Quixote. In the course of their comic and increasingly surreal adventures, Toby is forced to confront the tragic repercussions of a film he made in his idealistic youth.

3 Days in Quiberon (2018)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrebiography
CountryGermany, Austria, France
Duration02:43
CharactersActors, Photographers, Reporters
PlotCheating
PlaceBeach
StyleWomens in main roles, Disturbing

1981, Quiberon, a small village on the coast of Brittany, France. Hilde Fritsch arrives to visit her old friend who has retreated to a spa hotel to escape the daily pressures of her life. Her friend is world-famous star Romy Schneider, but together, they appear like two regular women who are just happy to be reunited. Yet it quickly becomes apparent that Hilde is supposed to offer the support the sensitive actress needs to be able to truly face her own demons.

Insect (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryCzech Republic, Slovakia
Duration01:35
CharactersActors, Insects, Dogs, Cannibals, Ants, Old man, Tourists, Beetles, Babies
PlotJealousy, Hunger, Chase
PlaceTrains
StyleNot for everyone

The Dung Beetle is late, the Parasite is asleep and Mrs Larva is more interested in her knitting than the director’s instructions. It’s clear: this amateur theatre company has a long way to go before they can perform their version of The Insect Play, a famous satirical work from 1922 by the brothers Karel and Josef Čapek which features insects with decidedly human traits: greed, egocentrism, jealousy.

You Shall Not Sleep (2018)
Mark6.2 (imdb: 5.1)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountrySpain, Argentina, Uruguay
Duration01:59
CharactersActors
PlotGhosts, Death, Experiments
PlacePsychiatric hospitals
StyleHeavy, Depressive, Tense, Disturbing

In an abandoned psychiatric hospital, a theatre group experiments with insomnia for the preparation of a stage play. With the passage of days without sleep, they reach new thresholds of perception that expose them to the secrets of the place and the energies that inhabit it. When Bianca, a young, promising actress, joins the cast, competing for the lead role, she must survive not only the intensity of the work and her cast mates, but the unknown force that is pulling them towards a tragic outcome.

Rosy (2018)
Mark3.6 (imdb: 4.7)
Genrethriller, comedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:52
CharactersActors, Maniacs, Dogs
PlotAbduction, Relationship, Obsession
PlaceSchool, Hotels, Ireland
StyleTense, Disturbing, Touching, Heavy, Makes me think

A socially awkward young man kidnaps an aspiring actress with the hope that they will fall in love. A psychosexual noir that explores power dynamics between men and women.

Broken Star (2018)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 4.4)
Genrethriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:20
CharactersActors
PlotTechnology
StyleDisturbing, Action, Heavy

Abandoned by her friends and family and with her career in jeopardy, starlet Markey Marlowe is sequestered in a duplex with a reclusive landlord who just may be more dangerous than she is.

Whitney (2018)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.3)
Genredocumentary, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:44
CharactersActors, Celebrities, Singers
PlotOn real events

Filmmaker Kevin Macdonald examines the life and career of singer Whitney Houston. Features never-before-seen archival footage, exclusive recordings, rare performances and interviews with the people who knew her best.

Sanju (2018)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, biography
CountryIndia
Duration03:04
CharactersActors, Criminals
PlaceIndia
StyleMakes me think

Sanju explores some of the most crucial chapters from movie star Sanjay Dutt’s dramatic and controversial real life. It gives a lowdown on his tryst with drugs and his trials and tribulations in the Arms Acts case and the 1993 Mumbai blasts.

My Dinner with Hervé (2018)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersActors, Celebrities, Journalists, Artists, Reporters
PlotDivorce

An unlikely friendship evolves over one wild night in LA between a struggling journalist and actor Hervé Villechaize, the world's most famous gun-tothing dwarf, resulting in life-changing consequences for both

3 Faces (2018)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama
CountryIran
Duration01:40
CharactersActors, Directors
PlotMissing people
PlaceVillage

The famous actress Behnaz Jafari has no idea what to do when she receives a video in which a young girl is begging for help after her family did not allow her to study at Tehran Theatrical University. Behnaz abandons her shoot and turns to the director Jafar Panahi so that they can help the girl deal with her problems together. They drive to the northwest of the country, where they meet the charming and generous people of a mountain village. But Behnaz and Jafar also observe that in these places, it is the traditions of their ancestors that completely determine the way of life.

Stan & Ollie (2018)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada, USA
Duration01:37
CharactersActors, Friends, Comedians, Elephants
PlotDancing, Mystery, On real events
PlaceTrains, Ships, Ireland
StyleSoulful, Touching

With their golden era long behind them, comedy duo Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy embark on a variety hall tour of Britain and Ireland. Despite the pressures of a hectic schedule, and with the support of their wives Lucille and Ida – a formidable double act in their own right – the pair's love of performing, as well as for each other, endures as they secure their place in the hearts of their adoring public

The Seagull (2018)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersActors, Lovers, Horses, Teachers, Writers
PlotLove, Relationship, Love triangle, Money
PlaceLake, Russia
StyleSoulful, To cry, Touching

At a picturesque lakeside estate, a love triangle unfolds between the legendary diva Irina, her lover Boris, and the ingénue Nina.

Madeline's Madeline (2018)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersActors, Teens
PlotRelationship, Mental disorders

Madeline has become an integral part of a prestigious physical theater troupe. When the workshop's ambitious director pushes the teenager to weave her rich interior world and troubled history with her mother into their collective art, the lines between performance and reality begin to blur. The resulting battle between imagination and appropriation rips out of the rehearsal space and through all three women's lives.

All About Nina (2018)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersActors, Comedians
PlaceUSA, Los Angeles

Nina Geld's passion and talent have made her a rising star in the comedy scene, but she's an emotional mess offstage. When a new professional opportunity coincides with a romantic one, she is forced to confront her own deeply troubled past.

Alex & the List (2018)
Markimdb: 4.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:32
CharactersActors, Losers
PlotLove, Relationship
PlaceUSA

Alex, a lovable, unassuming dog trainer is in love with a great woman - Katherine - smart, talented, from a good family. Katherine adores Alex's quirky sense of humor, honesty and capacity to listen. Having decided to pop the question, Alex is blindsided when Katherine produces a detailed list of well-thought-out "improvements" she feels will tweak Alex on their way to becoming the ideal couple. Alex instinctively rejects the suggestion that he needs to change anything. But with the threat of a new competitor, Alex decides to "do the list." Guided by a coterie of friends that include: Dave, Alex's loyal childhood buddy, best female friend Lily, her husband Michael, and their 8 year old son, Nicky, Alex's journey has him reconsider and question his beliefs, values and world.

Non-Fiction (2018)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryFrance
Duration01:45
CharactersBusinessmen, Actors
PlotSuccess, Money
PlaceFrance

Alain, a successful Parisian publisher struggling to adapt to the digital revolution, has major doubts about the new manuscript of Léonard, one of his long-time authors - another work of auto-fiction recycling his love affair with a minor celebrity. Selena, Alain’s wife, a famous stage actress, is of the opposite opinion.

Museo (2018)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, crime
CountryMexico
Duration01:54
CharactersStudents, Actors
PlotRobbery
PlaceMexico
TimeNew Year

Mexico, 1985. Juan and Wilson, two perennial Veterinary students, perpetrate an audacious heist in the National Museum of Anthropology, running away with a loot of more than hundred invaluable pieces of Mayan art, unaware of the consequences of their outrageous act.

The Last Movie Star (2018)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersDogs, Jews, Actors, Old man, Celebrities, Singers
PlotTime travel, Loneliness, Depression
PlaceLos Angeles, USA, Mansions, Hotels

An aging screen icon gets lured into accepting an award at a rinky-dink film festival in Nashville, Tenn., sending him on a hilarious fish-out-of-water adventure and an unexpectedly poignant journey into his past.

Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town (2018)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
CharactersMusicians, Girlfriends, Actors, Sisters, Singers
PlotTime travel, Revenge, Betrayal, Love, Fate, Fear
PlaceLos Angeles, Party
TimeNew Year

A woman at rock bottom must find her way across Los Angeles in order to crash her ex-boyfriend's engagement party.

Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, musical, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:23
CharactersSuperhero, Aliens, Demons, Giants, Actors, Superhero
PlotTime travel, Telekinesis, Time machine
StyleDC, For children

All the major DC superheroes are starring in their own films, all but the Teen Titans, so Robin is determined to remedy this situation by getting over his role as a sidekick and becoming a movie star. Thus, with a few madcap ideas and an inspirational song in their hearts, the Teen Titans head to Hollywood to fulfill their dreams.

The Year of Spectacular Men (2018)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
CharactersSisters, Actors
PlotMoving, Depression

In the year after graduating college, Izzy struggles to navigate the seemingly incessant failures of adulthood, the reality of a substandard dating pool and a debilitating fear of top-sheets, all in between X-Files marathons. Comically unsuccessful in love over the course the year, including five half-hearted relationships with astoundingly self-centered men, Izzy resigns herself to the support of her mother and sister, who are struggling with their own relationship problems. Seeing herself in them, Izzy gradually gains the confidence to be honest and vulnerable.

Ride (2018)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUSA
CharactersActors
PlotWeapon, Cars, Hostage
TimeNight
StyleDisturbing, Fascinating

A night in Los Angeles becomes a psychological war for survival when an Uber driver, James, and his passenger, Jessica, pick up Bruno, who is charismatic but manipulative.

Mahanati (2018)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genredrama, biography
CountryIndia
CharactersActors

Mahanati depicts the life and career of one of Telugu cinema's greatest and most iconic starlets, the first Indian female super star, Savitri.

Cadaver (2020)
CharactersPoor, Family, Actors, Cannibals, Killers
PlotMissing people, Survival, Supernatural, Death, Fight
PlaceHotels
TimePost apocalypse
StyleTense, Disturbing

In the aftermath of a nuclear disaster, a starving family find hope in a charismatic hotel owner. Lured by the prospect of a free dinner, they discover that the evening's entertainment blurs the lines between performance and reality. Will they wind up the spectators or the spectacle?

Frankie (2019)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Portugal
CharactersActors, Gay, Terminally ill, Tourists
PlotCancer
PlaceHotels, Beach

About three generations of a family grappling with a life-changing experience during one day of a vacation in the historic town of Sintra, Portugal.

Duck Butter (2018)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersLesbians, Actors, Pianists
PlotFear

Dissatisfied with the dishonesty they see in dating, strangers Naima and Sergio make a pact to spend 24 straight hours together in an attempt to fast forward their relationship.

Loro 2 (2018)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, biography
CountryItaly, France
CharactersActors, Presidential
PlotLoneliness, Earthquake

"Loro", in two parts, is a period movie that chronicles, as a fiction story, events likely happened in Italy (or even made up) between 2006 and 2010. "Loro" wants to suggest in portraits and glimps, through a composite constellation of characters, a moment in history, now definitively ended, which can be described in a very summary picture of the events as amoral, decadent but extraordinarily alive. Additionally, "Loro" wishes to tell the story of some Italians, fresh and ancient people at the same time: souls from a modern imaginary Purgatory who, moved by heterogeneous intents like ambition, admiration, affection, curiosity, personal interests, establish to try and orbit around the walking Paradise that is the man named Silvio Berlusconi.

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