Movies like Chaplin

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Chaplin (1992)
Chaplin (1992)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, Italy, Japan, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: With the use of flashback, an elderly Charlie Chaplin discusses his autobiography with his editor, who urges him to be more vulnerable and emotionally honest with his memoirs while journeying through his poverty-stricken childhood, closest friendships, many marriages, merciless pursuit by J. Edgar Hoover, and ingenious invention of The Little Tramp. Highlighted works such as The Gold Rush and The Great Dictator illustrate significant turning points in Chaplin's prolific filmography. Also treated is Chaplin's exile from America and his eventual return to receive an honourary Academy Award in 1972.
Style: silent film, sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, factual, light, intense, inspirational, gloomy ...
Plot: rising to stardom, actor, actor's life, hollywood, exile, childhood, artists and showbiz, success, ambition, lifestyle, politics, dual role, communism, filmmaking, director, comedian, showbiz, film within a film, filmmaker, political persecution, flashback, ends with biographical notes, mccarthyism, star, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 90s, 70s, 60s, 1800s, year 1917 ...
Place: london, england, california, switzerland

Most similar movies to Chaplin

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, sentimental, serious and touching films with plots about artists and showbiz, ambition, mentor, storytelling, friendship, showbiz and destiny mostly in Drama, Biography and Comedy genres. Some movies like Chaplin: The Artist (2011), The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), The Audrey Hepburn Story (2000), Ed Wood (1994), Saving Mr. Banks (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Artist (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Hollywood, 1927: As silent movie star George Valentin wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion, he sparks with Peppy Miller, a young dancer set for a big break.
Style: silent film, sentimental, emotional, feel good, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: actor, hollywood, ambition, actor's life, love and romance, actress, movie star, dog, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, showbiz, fame ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1932 ...
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The professional and personal life of actor and comedian Peter Sellers was a turbulent one. His early movie fame was based primarily on his comic characterizations, often of bumbling and foreign-accented persons, characters which he embodied. As his ...
Style: captivating, realistic, emotional, psychological, serious ...
Plot: showbiz, actor's life, lifestyle, rising to stardom, rise and fall, ambition, understanding, couple relations, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, crumbling marriage, comedian ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: london, rome italy, italy, switzerland
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The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.
Style: uplifting, emotional, motivational, inspirational, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, ambition, rise to the top, rags to riches, against the odds, hopes, life is a bitch, single parent, life, down on your luck, single father, success ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
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The Audrey Hepburn Story (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The film spans from Hepburn's early childhood to the 1950s which details her life as a Dutch ballerina, coming to grips with her parents' divorce, and enduring life in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II. She then settles in ...
Style: feel good, uplifting, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: hollywood, showbiz, world war two, celebrity culture, actor's life, performer's life, rising to stardom, haunted by the past, human spirit, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: usa, new york, europe, holland, manhattan new york city
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Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling (1986)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In this film that closely parallels his own life story, Richard Pryor plays Jo Jo Dancer, a popular stand-up comedian who has severely burned himself in a drug incident. As he lies unconscious in a hospital, his spiritual alter ego gets up and ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), redemption, hospital, rise and fall, addiction, performer's life, life is a bitch, profanity, graphic violence, drugs/alcohol, burned alive, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, illinois, los angeles, ohio, new jersey
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Ed Wood (1994)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The mostly true story of the legendary "worst director of all time", who, with the help of his strange friends, filmed countless B-movies without ever becoming famous or successful.
Style: gothic, humorous, sentimental, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: actor, transvestism, friendship, hollywood, misfit, showbiz, filmmaking, actress, ambition, desire for fame, depression, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Australia
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Author P.L. Travers travels from London to Hollywood as Walt Disney Pictures adapts her novel Mary Poppins for the big screen.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, factual, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: childhood, writers, disney, writer's life, hollywood, showbiz, filmmaking, family relations, parents and children, haunted by the past, secretary, rehearsal ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, edwardian era, 1900s ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, australia, london ...
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Man on the Moon (1999)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Japan, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A film about the life and career of the eccentric avant-garde comedian, Andy Kaufman.
Style: touching, tragicomedy, realistic, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: comedian, showbiz, tv show, prank, rising to stardom, actor's life, human spirit, rise and fall, celebrity culture, dying, fighting illness, performer's life ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1984, year 1985
Place: new york, usa, lithuania, manhattan new york city, the philippines ...
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The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story (2014)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story delves into the experiences of six unknown young actors placed into the Hollywood spotlight, exposing the challenges of growing up under public scrutiny.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: rising to stardom, teenage life, showbiz, ambition, celebrity culture, tv show, actor's life, youth, coming of age, artists and showbiz, hollywood, media ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2010s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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See Arnold Run (2005)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This biographical docu-drama alternates between two parallel threads in the life of Arnold Schwarzenegger: his formative early years as the repeat winner of the Mr. Olympia body-building championship; and his modern foray into the world of politics, ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: campaign, politics, leadership, ambition, athlete's life, rise and fall, rise to the top, actor's life, showbiz, relationship vs career, rising to stardom, ego clash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, austria, los angeles, san diego california
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RKO 281 (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A film about the making of Citizen Kane. Orson Welles produces his greatest film, Citizen Kane, despite the opposition of the film's de facto subject, William Randolph Hearst.
Style: talky, clever, sentimental, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: filmmaking, bankruptcy, director, obsession, movie business, rise and fall, ego clash, lifestyle, media, society, fighting the system, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1940s, 70s
Place: wisconsin, new jersey, california
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The Three Stooges (2000)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A biography of the Three Stooges, in which their careers and rise to fame is shown throughout the eyes of their leader, Moe.
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: three stooges, comedy team, rise to the top, ambition, actor's life, showbiz, lifestyle, tv show, artists and showbiz, disability, comedian, farce ...
Time: 90s
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James Dean (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The man behind the legend and a knowing look at the 1950's Hollywood are revealed in this dynamic bioepic of the meteoric star whose troubled life echoed his gut-grabbing performances in East of Eden, Rebel Without A Cause and Giant.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, captivating, clever
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, actor, dying young, actor's life, teen angst, prodigy, lifestyle, ambition, rising to stardom, rise and fall, teenage life ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: usa, indiana, malibu california, santa monica california, new york
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Mr. Saturday Night (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Buddy Young was the comic's comic, beloved by everyone. Now, playing to miniscule crowds in nursing homes, it seems like everybody but Buddy realizes that he should retire. As Buddy looks for work in show business, he realizes that the rest of ...
Style: humorous, captivating, realistic, stylized, intense ...
Plot: showbiz, comedian, actor's life, ambition, aging, desire for fame, family life, show business, talent agent, rise and fall, rise to the top, relationship vs career ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, new jersey
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Frances (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The true story of Frances Farmer's meteoric rise to fame in Hollywood and the tragic turn her life took when she was blacklisted.
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, factual ...
Plot: hollywood, rich and poor, mental illness, mother daughter relationship, family relations, actor's life, showbiz, female protagonist, life is a bitch, rise to the top, parents and children, introspection ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: california, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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The Jayne Mansfield Story (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The gaudy rise and dizzy fall of the last great Hollywood blonde bombshell: Jayne Mansfield.
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: hollywood, publicity, ambition, feminism, celebrity culture, rich and poor, bittersweet, power relations, love and romance, rise and fall, lifestyle, actor's life ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
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Beyond the Sea (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the life and career of legendary entertainer, Bobby Darin, the biopic moves back and forth between his childhood and adulthood, to tell the tale of his remarkable life. Kevin Spacey did his own singing for Beyond the Sea, recreating Bobby ...
Style: sentimental, touching, stylized, realistic, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: family secret, lifestyle, musician's life, music, rising to stardom, ambition, rise and fall, love and romance, showbiz, couples, artists and showbiz, pianist ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1950s, 1960s
Place: usa, las vegas, pacific ocean, new york, italy ...
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Sal (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: James Franco's Sal chronicles the final hours of the life of actor Sal Mineo, one-time teen idol and star of the blockbuster films Rebel Without a Cause and Exodus.
Style: touching, sincere, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: lifestyle, ambition, actor's life, introspection, friendship, artists and showbiz, hopes, murder, gay, celebrity, unfulfillment, friends ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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Cantinflas (2014)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mike Todd is a Broadway producer struggling to produce the film. Around the World in 80 Days. In Mexico, Mario Moreno, a young entertainer is struggling to get some respect, and he manages to become a star. A twist of faith makes them partners. ...
Style: serious, captivating, sentimental, realistic
Plot: filmmaking, hollywood, showbiz, rise to the top, ambition, actor's life, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, celebrity, fame, husband wife relationship, friendship ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, mexico, mexico city, los angeles
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Gypsy (1962)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Based on the Broadway hit about the life and times of burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee and her aggressive stage mother, Mama Rose.
Style: captivating, semi serious, realistic, stylized, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: burlesque, stripper, showbiz, ambition, domineering mother, artists and showbiz, love and romance, rise to the top, family relations, couples, show tunes, lifestyle ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 30s ...
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Trumbo (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The career of screenwriter Dalton Trumbo is halted by a witch hunt in the late 1940s when he defies the anti-communist HUAC committee and is blacklisted.
Style: talky, factual, intense, inspirational, touching ...
Plot: communism, hollywood, mccarthyism, justice, movie business, politics, communist, parent child relationship, writers, jail, political persecution, prison ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 1950s, 70s, year 1950 ...
Place: usa
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Philomena (2013)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A woman searches for her adult son, who was taken away from her decades ago when she was forced to live in a convent.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, captivating, heartbreaking ...
Plot: nun, adoption, journalist, search, loss of son, golden years, forgiveness, secret, convent, self discovery, church, buried truth ...
Time: 50s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, year 1952 ...
Place: ireland, washington d.c., england, usa, oxford university
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Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Biography of Loretta Lynn, a country and western singer that came from poverty to fame.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, feel good, uplifting ...
Plot: country music, female friendship, music, rising to stardom, human spirit, musician's life, artists and showbiz, rags to riches, relationship vs career, family problems, career change, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1950s, 50s, 80s
Place: kentucky, usa, washington state, nashville tennessee, appalachia
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Riding in Cars with Boys (2001)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A single mother, with dreams of becoming a writer, has a son at the age of 15 in 1965, and goes through a failed marriage with the drug-addicted father.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, humorous, emotional ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: single parent, family relations, teenage pregnancy, couple relations, youth, grownups, becoming an adult, self discovery, adolescence vs adulthood, family problems, parenthood, pregnancy ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, connecticut, new jersey, california
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Me and Orson Welles (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Isle Of Man, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: New York, 1937. A teenager hired to star in Orson Welles' production of Julius Caesar becomes attracted to a career-driven production assistant.
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, sincere, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, ambition, actor's life, youth, teenage life, historical figure, blind ambition, artists and showbiz, romance, fall in love, boss and employee, theater ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1937, 80s
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
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The Iron Lady (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A look at the life of Margaret Thatcher, the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, with a focus on the price she paid for power.
Style: touching, thought provoking, factual, talky, stylized ...
Plot: politics, leadership, female politician, prime minister, political leader, golden years, alzheimer's disease, feminism, stubbornness, multiple time frames, husband wife relationship, life & death ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 90s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: england, london, argentina, europe
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The Postman (1994)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France, Belgium
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Simple Italian postman learns to love poetry while delivering mail to a famous poet; he uses this to woo local beauty Beatrice.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: letter, poet, island, friendship, love, exile, communism, postman, romance, bohemian life, friends, native ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: italy, europe, naples italy, argentina
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The Masterpiece (2017)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An aspiring actor in Hollywood meets an enigmatic stranger by the name of Tommy Wiseau, the meeting leads the actor down a path nobody could have predicted; creating the worst movie ever made.
Style: based on true events, light, humorous, feel good, talky
Plot: ambition, hollywood, filmmaking, strange person, making of, aspiring actor, friendship between men, bigger dreams, film within a film, promise, jealousy, backstage ...
Time: 1990s, 2000s, year 1998, year 2003, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, san francisco
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An Adventure in Space and Time (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This special one-off drama travels back in time to 1963 to see how Doctor Who was first brought to the screen. Actor William Hartnell felt trapped by a succession of hard-man roles. Wannabe producer Verity Lambert was frustrated by the TV ...
Style: sincere, captivating, sentimental, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: producer, director, actor, tv show, success, artists and showbiz, backstage, cultural icon, media, television, mentor protege relationship, doctor who ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1964, 1960s, year 1966 ...
Place: england, london
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Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Dorothy Parker remembers the heyday of the Algonquin Round Table, a circle of friends whose barbed wit, like hers, was fueled by alcohol and flirted with despair.
Style: witty, talky, clever, captivating, cynical ...
Plot: writers, filmmaking, alcohol, addiction, friendship, alcohol abuse, hotel, strong female presence, bittersweet, friends, couples, family problems ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 50s, 20s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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