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20 best movies like Zoolander (2001)

List of the best movies like Zoolander (2001): The Hudsucker Proxy, The Devil Wears Prada, Head Over Heels, The Secret of My Success, Chico & Rita, Paris or Perish, China Salesman, Walk of Fame, Power, The Wizard of Lies.

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Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, USA
CharactersBusinessmen, Presidential, Psychiatrists
PlotLove, Success, Moving, Rivalry
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleLight, Atmospheric, Smart, Fancy, Black humor

A naive business graduate is installed as president of a manufacturing company as part of a stock scam.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA, France
CharactersStrong women, Models, Journalists, Businessmen
PlotSuccess, Intrigue, Rivalry
PlaceParis, New York

The Devil Wears Prada is about a young journalist who moves to New York to work in the fashion industry. Her boss however is extremely demanding and cruel and won’t let her succeed if she doesn’t fit into the high class elegant look of their magazine when all she really wants to be a good journalist.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, detective
CharactersDogs, Blonde girls, Models, FBI
PlotLove, Pursuit
PlaceParty, New York

Ordinary single girl Amanda Pierce (Monica Potter) unexpectedly finds herself sharing an awesome Manhattan apartment with four sexy supermodels. Determined to bring Amanda into their world, the models give her the ultimate makeover. The plan works fabulously as Amanda connects with next door charmer Jim Winston (Freddie Prinze, Jr.). That is, until one night...

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CharactersTeens, Scammers
PlotOn real events, Love triangle, Success
PlaceOffice, New York
StyleLight, By books, Serious

Brantley Foster, a well-educated kid from Kansas, has always dreamed of making it big in New York, but once in New York, he learns that jobs - and girls - are hard to get. When Brantley visits his uncle, Howard Prescott, who runs a multi-million-dollar company, he is given a job in the company's mail room.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama, cartoon, crime, music
CountrySpain, United Kingdom, USA
CharactersLosers, Pianists, Artists
PlotPassion, Music, Success
PlaceNew York
StyleFascinating, Serious

Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unites them, but their journey - in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero - brings heartache and torment.

Markimdb: 5.7
PlaceCourt, Paris, France
StyleLight, Cute, Inspirational, Fancy

Maya is living the ultimate fashionistas dream: she is working as a stylist for one of the French trend setters, in the capital of haute-couture: Paris. One of the IT girls of fashion, shes following her dreams until one night, when her life takes a sudden turn: shes being deported back to Morocco, after being stopped for over speeding, because her Visa expired some time ago. So in no more than 24 hours, shes deported back to her family and original country. The strong cultural shock and the judgmental differences are pushing the woman to obtain back her place in the city of dreams and her dreams, no matter the costs. But that doesn't mean she will have to return alone, as she finds other things also among her way back to the city.

Markimdb: 2.9
Genreaction, adventure
CountryChina, USA, Hong Kong
CharactersHorses, Hackers, Snipers, Spy, Special Forces
PlotMartial Arts, Money, Death, Technology, Conspiracies
PlaceShips, Africa, Deserts, Hotels
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Action, Fascinating

Yan Jian, a young Chinese IT engineer who volunteers to go to North Africa and help the company he works for to win a competition. The winner can own the right to control the communication between south and north. French spy Michael works for the West. His boss ordered him to go to the North Africa and win the competition, and they can control the great mineral resources of Africa. He hired the best mercenary in Africa whose name is Lauder and a former general Kabbah to help him. Yan has discovered their conspiracy, he is the only one who can stop them.

Markimdb: 3.1
CharactersLesbians, Gay, Spy, Twins, Hippies
PlotDancing, Fight, Investigation, Love triangle, Billiards
PlaceAircraft, USA, Office

A motley crew of aspiring performers come under the guidance of an eccentric and volatile acting coach.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, crime
CharactersMafia, Businessmen, Reporters
PlotInvestigation, Political, Success, Double life, Rivalry
PlaceParty, India, Helicopters, USA, Night Clubs
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Serious

A successful New York entrepreneur lives a double life as the head of a drug empire that serves only the rich and influential, all while wanting to escape the underworld and keep his family safe.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, crime, biography
CharactersGangsters, Millionaires, Lawyers, Businessmen
PlaceUSA, New York, Wall Street
StyleAction, Fascinating, Serious

A look behind the scenes at Bernie Madoff's massive Ponzi scheme, how it was perpetrated on the public and the trail of destruction it left in its wake, both for the victims and Madoff's family.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, Mexico
CharactersGangsters, Geniuses, Writers, Millionaires, Businessmen
PlotSuperpowers, Money, Experiments, Success
PlaceUSA, New York
StylePsychological problems, Philosophical, Fascinating, Deep Meaning, Smart

A paranoia-fueled action thriller about an unsuccessful writer whose life is transformed by a top-secret "smart drug" that allows him to use 100% of his brain and become a perfect version of himself. His enhanced abilities soon attract shadowy forces that threaten his new life in this darkly comic and provocative film.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CharactersFamily, Old man, Interns
PlotFriendship, Loneliness, Fate
PlaceHotels, USA, Office, New York
StyleLight, To cry, Cute, Inspirational, Soulful

70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker has discovered that retirement isn't all it's cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersWriters, Journalists
PlotObsession, Love triangle, Success
PlaceParty, New York
StyleLight, Smart, Intellectual

A British writer struggles to fit in at a high-profile magazine in New York. Based on Toby Young's memoir "How to Lose Friends & Alienate People".

Markimdb: 4.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersWriters, Friends, Actors, Gardeners
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleLight, To cry, Fascinating

Fledgling screenwriters retreat to a quiet country manor to work on their script, but a constellation of needy characters produces constant interruptions.

Markimdb: 5.7
PlaceCollege, USA, New York, Los Angeles
StyleLight, Soulful

A neurotic writer working on his new film gets into a tricky situation when an A-list actress shows interest in the role intended for his girlfriend.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genrecomedy, drama, family
PlotLife, Family life
PlaceSchool, New York

A young girl tries to fit in with a clique of popular middle school girls after moving into the guest house of one of their homes.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryFrance, Belgium

A look at the life of French designer Yves Saint Laurent from the beginning of his career in 1958 when he met his lover and business partner, Pierre Berge.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama, musical
PlotLove, Dancing, Money, Dreams, Success
PlaceNew York
StyleSoulful, Uplifting

The story of Usnavi, a bodega owner who has mixed feelings about closing his store and retiring to the Dominican Republic or staying in Washington Heights.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama
PlotDebts, Shopping
PlaceNew York
StyleLight, Cute

In the glamorous world of New York City, Rebecca Bloomwood is a fun-loving girl who is really good at shopping-a little too good, perhaps. She dreams of working for her favorite fashion magazine, but can't quite get her foot in the door-until ironically, she snags a job as an advice columnist for a financial magazine published by the same company.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, sport
CountryUSA, Germany
CharactersDogs, Teachers
PlotDancing, Hockey, Obsession, Breakup, Baseball
PlaceNew York
StyleRomantic, Light, Touching

When relaxed and charming Ben Wrightman meets workaholic Lindsey Meeks she finds him sweet and charming, they hit it off and when it is winter Ben can spend every waking hour with Lindsey, but when summer comes around the corner Lindsey discovers Ben's obsession with the Boston Red Sox. She thinks it is perfect until everything goes downhill for them.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA, Germany
PlotOn real events, American Football, Success, Rivalry
PlaceCollege, Rugby, USA, New York
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Serious

Based on the incredible true story, The Express follows the inspirational life of college football hero Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy.

Markimdb: 5
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryGermany, United Kingdom, USA
PlaceSchool, France, Texas
StyleRomantic, Light

Welcome to Splendona High School, Texas, where football players, cheerleaders and beauty queens rule the hallways. And Starla Grady, the most popular girl in school, is on top of it all. That is, at least until Genevieve LePlouff, a French foreign exchange student arrives and turns her life upside down.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CharactersSpy, Rabbits, Mice, Turtles
PlotSkirmishes, Pursuit, Chase
PlaceAircraft, Mars, France, Metro, Zoos

Lola Bunny invents a perfume with the adverse effect of turning people invisible, sending her and cab driver Bugs Bunny on the run from the FBI, while another shady group seeks the formula.

Markimdb: 4.2
Genrecomedy, drama
PlotFriendship, Conspiracies, Rivalry
PlaceSchool, College, Party
StyleLight, Fascinating

Maddy and Cole were inseparable friends until high school started and Maddy became the most popular girl on campus. When she starts feeling lonely and heartbroken, she reconnects with Cole and the duo conspire to destroy the ultimate teen popularity contest

Markimdb: 3.9
Genrecomedy, music
CharactersHorses, Losers, Partners
PlaceNight Clubs, New York
StyleRomantic, Light, Inspirational

After a big-time country singer brags that she can turn anybody in to a country-singin' star, she's out to prove she can live up to her talk when she recruits a cab-driver as a country singer. He's scheduled to sing at a big-time NYC country night club and she puts her ample powers to work in preparing her protege.

Markimdb: 8.2
CharactersFriends, Losers
PlaceNew York

Where does voguing come from, and what, exactly, is throwing shade? This landmark documentary provides a vibrant snapshot of the 1980s through the eyes of New York City's African American and Latinx Harlem drag-ball scene. Made over seven years, PARIS IS BURNING offers an intimate portrait of rival fashion "houses," from fierce contests for trophies to house mothers offering sustenance in a world rampant with homophobia, transphobia, racism, AIDS, and poverty. Featuring legendary voguers, drag queens, and trans women — including Willi Ninja, Pepper LaBeija, Dorian Corey, and Venus Xtravaganza — PARIS IS BURNING brings it, celebrating the joy of movement, the force of eloquence, and the draw of community.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrethriller, melodrama, detective
CharactersSpy, Heroes, Special agents
PlotObsession, Conspiracies
PlaceNew York
StyleAction, Serious, Disturbing

Secret agent Harry Hannan suffers a mental breakdown when a botched mission in Mexico results in the death of his wife. He is sent to a mental asylum, after which he eventually returns to work. But, once again, he begins to doubt his sanity when he receives a bizarre death threat written in Hebrew. Not knowing which of his colleagues wants to kill him, Hannan teams up with pretty young college student Ellie Fabian to attempt to unravel the mystery.

Markimdb: 5.8
CountryCanada, United Kingdom, USA
CharactersGangsters, Writers, Reporters
PlotWeapon, Cancer, Chase, Internet, Technology
PlaceJungle, USA, New York
StyleInteresting, Light, Smart

A radio journalist and his technician get in over their heads when they hatch a scheme to fake their own kidnapping during a rebel uprising in South America and hide out in New York instead.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, biography
CharactersScammers, Rich, Millionaires, Businessmen
PlotLove, On real events, Robbery, Money, Success
PlaceUSA, Wall Street, New York
StyleBeautiful, Fascinating, Smart, Black humor, For a group of friends

A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration. Based on Jordan Belfort's autobiography.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, music
PlotMusic, Success, Hip Hop
PlaceUSA, New York

Picking up where the original movie leaves off, it's 1990 in New York City at the height of rap's "Golden Age" of creativity, but corporate America has been hesitant to embrace the genre. Nikki lands a dream job as the assistant to the legendary and out-of-control Barry Fouray. Her best friend and producer DeeVee is working with rapper Ahm who is currently under investigation by the police for murder. How far will these driven young people go to rise to the top of the hip-hop world?