Movies like Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond 2017

Offbeat documentarian Chris Smith provides a behind-the-scenes look at how Jim Carrey adopted the persona of idiosyncratic comedian Andy Kaufman on the set of Man on the Moon.

If you already watched and love Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond, you will love these. Below is the list of movies similar to Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond.

1 Pink Floyd: The Wall 1982

A troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone.

Genre:

Music

Director:

Alan Parker

Writers:

Roger Waters (album "The Wall"), Roger Waters (screenplay)

Country:

United Kingdom
8

2 The Polka King 2017

Local Pennsylvania polka legend Jan Lewan develops a plan to get rich that shocks his fans and lands him in jail.

Genre:

Comedy

Director:

Maya Forbes

Country:

United States of America
5.9

3 Ronnie Coleman: The King 2018

Ronnie Coleman is known as "The King" and for good reason. He is the 8x Mr. Olympia champion in the world of bodybuilding - sharing the world record for most Olympia wins. Now retired, he has undergone over 6 surgeries leaving him unable to walk without crutches but his desire to train like a pro bodybuilder has not dissipated. Exploring the history of his career as a bodybuilding legend and following his journey to recovery; for the first time ever discover the true man behind The King.

Genre:

Documentary

Director:

Vlad Yudin

Writer:

Vlad Yudin

Country:

United States of America
7.1

4 The Red Pill 2016

When a feminist filmmaker sets out to document the mysterious and polarizing world of the Men’s Rights Movement, she begins to question her own beliefs. Chronicling Cassie Jaye’s journey exploring an alternate perspective on gender equality, power and privilege.

Genre:

Documentary

Director:

Cassie Jaye

Country:

United States of America
8.3

5 Where To Invade Next 2015

To understand firsthand what the United States of America can learn from other nations, Michael Moore playfully “invades” some to see what they have to offer.

Genre:

Documentary

Director:

Michael Moore

Writer:

Michael Moore

Country:

United States of America
7.5

6 Lucky 2017

Trying to reverse a family curse, brothers Jimmy and Clyde Logan set out to execute an elaborate robbery during the legendary Coca-Cola 600 race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Genres:

Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama

Director:

Steven Soderbergh

Writer:

Jules Asner (as Rebecca Blunt)

Country:

United States of America
7

7 A Futile And Stupid Gesture 2018

The National Lampoon name became globally recognized after the monumental success of Animal House—but before the glory days, it was a scrappy yet divinely subversive magazine and radio show that introduced the world to comedic geniuses like Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, John Belushi, and Gilda Radner. The driving force behind National Lampoon was Doug Kenney (Will Forte), and his truly wild and crazy story unfolds in A Futile and Stupid Gesture from Harvard to Hollywood to Caddyshack and beyond.

Genre:

Comedy

Director:

David Wain

Country:

United States of America
6.8

8 Johnny Got His Gun 1971

Joe, a young American soldier, is hit by a mortar shell on the last day of World War I. He lies in a hospital bed in a fate worse than death - a quadruple amputee who has lost his arms, legs, eyes, ears, mouth and nose. Unbeknown to his doctors, he remains conscious and able to think, thereby reliving his life through strange dreams and memories and unable to distinguish whether he is awake or dreaming. He remains frustrated by his situation, until one day when Joe discovers a unique way to communicate with his caregivers.

Genres:

War, Drama

Director:

Dalton Trumbo

Writers:

Dalton Trumbo (novel), Dalton Trumbo (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
7.9

9 Metal: A Headbanger's Journey 2005

The film discusses the traits and originators of some of metal's many subgenres, including the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, power metal, Nu metal, glam metal, thrash metal, black metal, and death metal. Dunn uses a family-tree-type flowchart to document some of the most popular metal subgenres. The film also explores various aspects of heavy metal culture.

Genres:

Documentary, Music

Country:

Canada
8.1

10 Look Who's Back 2015

Adolf Hitler wakes up in a vacant lot in Berlin, with no knowledge of anything that happened after 1945. Homeless and destitute. Although everyone recognizes him, nobody believes that he is Hitler; instead, they think he is either a comedian, or a method actor.

Genre:

Comedy

Director:

David Wnendt

Writers:

David Wnendt (screenplay), Mizzi Meyer (screenplay) | 4 more credits »

Country:

Germany
7.1

11 The Cake General 2018

Set in 1984, Hans Pettersson (Hasse P.) decides to create the largest sandwich cake ever made in order to put his home town, Köping, on the map.

Genre:

Comedy

Country:

Sweden
6.9

12 The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned From A Mythical Man 2018

One man’s journey to find meaning in Bill Murray’s many unexpected adventures with everyday people, rare and never-before seen footage of the comedic icon participating in stories previously presumed to be urban legend.

Genre:

Documentary

Director:

Tommy Avallone

Country:

United States of America
7.1

13 The Room 2003

Johnny is a successful banker with great respect for and dedication to the people in his life, especially his future wife Lisa. The happy-go-lucky guy sees his world fall apart when his friends begin to betray him one-by-one.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Tommy Wiseau

Writer:

Tommy Wiseau

Country:

United States of America
3.7

14 Unacknowledged 2017

An exploration of the Alien presence on Earth and the reality of suppressed free energy technology.

Genre:

Documentary

Director:

Michael Mazzola

Country:

United States of America
7.1

15 Barfly 1987

Downtrodden writer Henry and distressed goddess Wanda aren't exactly husband and wife: they're wedded to their bar stools. But they like each other's company- and Barfly captures their giddy, gin-soaked attempts to make a go of life on the skids.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director:

Barbet Schroeder

Country:

United States of America
7.2

16 Crossroads 1986

Cult classic starring Ralph Macchio as a want-to-be blues guitar virtuoso who seeks a long-lost song by legendary musician Robert Johnson.

Genres:

Drama, Music, Mystery, Romance

Director:

Walter Hill

Writer:

John Fusco

Country:

United States of America
7.1

17 Rocco 2016

Rocco Siffredi is to pornography what Mike Tyson is to boxing or Mick Jagger is to rock’n’roll: a living legend. His mother wanted him to be a priest; with her blessing he became a hardcore performer, devoting his life to one God only: Desire. Rocco Siffredi reveals all, even if it sometimes means busting his own myth: his true story, beginnings, career, wife and children… and the ultimate revelation that will change his life forever.

Genre:

Documentary

Countries:

Italy, France
5.8

18 The Gunfighter 2014

In the tradition of classic westerns, a narrator sets up the story of a lone gunslinger who walks into a saloon. However, the people in this saloon can hear the narrator and the narrator may just be a little bit bloodthirsty.

Genres:

Comedy, Western

Director:

Eric Kissack

Writer:

Kevin Tenglin

Country:

United States of America
8

19 More 1998

A factory worker in a dark, gray world assembles devices that promise happiness. In his spare time he tinkers to create something better, and finally succeeds in perfecting his invention, which allows people to see life through rose-colored glasses, but he has to pay a price for his success.

Genres:

Animation, Science Fiction

Director:

Mark Osborne

Writer:

Mark Osborne

Country:

United States of America
8.1

20 Joshua: Teenager Vs. Superpower 2017

When the Chinese Communist Party backtracks on its promise of autonomy to Hong Kong, teenager Joshua Wong decides to save his city. Rallying thousands of kids to skip school and occupy the streets, Joshua becomes an unlikely leader in Hong Kong and one of China’s most notorious dissidents.

Genre:

Documentary

Director:

Joe Piscatella
7.1

21 Some Kind Of Monster 2004

Some Kind of Monster is a music documentary about Metallica's making of their album St. Anger and the difficulties they had to go through in the process. The directors shot over 1200 hours and followed the band around night and day for over a year to create this documentary.

Genres:

Documentary, Music

Country:

United States of America
7.5

22 Avicii: True Stories 2017

Documentary about the arena-packing Swedish DJ, chronicling his explosive rise to fame and surprising decision to retire from live performances in 2016.

Genres:

Documentary, Music

Countries:

Sweden, United States of America
7.6

23 Flying The Nest 2018

A plover chick has not learned to fly when his family migrates in the fall. He must survive the arctic winter, vicious enemies and himself in order to be reunited with his beloved one next spring.

Genres:

Animation, Family

Director:

Árni Ásgeirsson

Countries:

Belgium, Iceland
5.4