Movies like Act One

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Act One (1963)
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Act One (1963)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Story of the life of writer/playwright Moss Hart.
Style: sincere, sexy, uplifting, touching, serious, realistic, sexual
Plot: ambition, lifestyle, writer's life, artists and showbiz, train, food, writers, party, restaurant, pianist, taxi, family relations, theater, actor, waiter, coffee, tea, piano, father son relationship, actress, group of friends, cafe, waking up, broadway, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 60s, year 1929
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, atlantic city new jersey

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about artists and showbiz, lifestyle, ambition, unfulfillment, family relations, life is a bitch and writer's life mostly in Drama, Biography and Sport genres. Some movies like Act One: Polanski Unauthorized (2009), Sal (2011), Nora (2000), Pinero (2001), The Jayne Mansfield Story (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Polanski Unauthorized (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An unauthorized chronicle of the life of Roman Polanski.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: ambition, prodigy, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, lifestyle, filmmaking, celebrity culture, unfulfillment
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: europe, usa
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Sal (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 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: serious, realistic, atmospheric, touching, sincere ...
Plot: ambition, actor's life, lifestyle, introspection, hopes, artists and showbiz, friendship, murder, celebrity, gay, unfulfillment, hollywood ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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71%
America's Prince: The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A look inside the life of John F. Kennedy Jr.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: john f. kennedy, family relations, politics, ambition, lifestyle, usa president, looking for love, parents and children, state affairs, love and romance, tragic hero, kennedy family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story is a made-for-TV film starring Australian actress Poppy Montgomery. The film, which was shot in B.C. Canada locations altered to look like British locations, details the journey of struggling single mother ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: multiple sclerosis, rising to stardom, writer's life, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, ambition, family relations, single parent, single mother, school, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Nora (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK, Italy, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In 1904, in Dublin, James Joyce chats up Nora Barnacle, a hotel maid recently come from Galway. She enchants him with her frank, direct and uninhibited manner, and before long, he's convinced her to come with him to Trieste, where he has a job ...
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, sentimental, sexy ...
Plot: love affair, writer's life, lifestyle, novelist, family problems, romance, society, love triangle, couple relations, artists and showbiz, sexual relations, male female relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: ireland, italy, europe, dublin ireland
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Pinero (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: "Piñero" tells the story of the explosive life of a Latino icon, the poet-playwright-actor Miguel Piñero, whose urban poetry is recognized as a pre-cursor to rap and hip-hop. After doing time in hard-core Sing-Sing for petty thefts and ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, disturbing, factual ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, lifestyle, ambition, rising to stardom, rise and fall, society, life is a bitch, celebrity culture, couple relations, human nature, down on your luck ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, puerto rico, lower east side manhattan new york city, 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: captivating, uplifting, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: publicity, hollywood, celebrity culture, feminism, rich and poor, power relations, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, rise and fall, unfulfillment, love and romance, ambition ...
Time: 50s
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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: uplifting, serious, feel good, realistic, touching ...
Plot: hollywood, showbiz, world war two, celebrity culture, actor's life, performer's life, rising to stardom, filmmaking, human spirit, haunted by the past, artists and showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1940s
Place: usa, new york, holland, europe, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Tropic of Cancer (1970)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In contemporary Paris, expat American writer Henry Miller works his way through a series of amorous encounters while trying to find his literary voice.
Style: erotic, realistic, stylized, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: mental institution, school, looking for sex, social relations, strong sexual content, immigrants, writer's life, artists and showbiz, womanizer, nudity (full frontal - brief), husband wife relationship, american abroad ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 60s, 1920s
Place: france, paris france
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Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Biographic movie of the witty, overachieving, hot-tempered Rudy Giuliani, spanning from his rising days as a New York district attorney in the early 1980s to his marriage to part-time actress Donna Hanover, to his candidacy for mayor of New York ...
Style: sincere, uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: politics, relationship vs career, leadership, ambition, rise to the top, couples, state affairs, society, crumbling marriage, city life, mayor, terrorism ...
Time: 20th century, september 11 2001
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Tiger Woods Story (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: With his father coaching him and his mother providing a strong spiritual influence, Tiger Woods rose to fame and fortune. But his success came at a price, as he endured personal struggles with racism, self-doubt and cultural identity.
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, sincere, touching
Plot: family relations, racism, interracial relations, athlete's life, rise to the top, rivalry, contests and competitions, sport, lifestyle, hotshot hero, society, ambition ...
Time: 90s
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Growing Up Brady (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tell-all story of what happened behind the scenes of the 70s hit TV series "The Brady Bunch." Based on the book written by Barry Williams, the actor who played Greg Brady.
Style: sitcom, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, sexy ...
Plot: actor's life, lifestyle, relationship vs career, showbiz, artists and showbiz, workplace, tv show, alcohol abuse, family relations, media, love and romance, sexual content ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Henry & June (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 136 min.
Story: While traveling in Paris, author Henry Miller and his wife, June, meet Anais Nin, and sexual sparks fly as Nin starts an affair with the openly bisexual June. When June is forced to return to the U.S., she gives Nin her blessing to sleep with her ...
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, melancholic, sexual ...
Plot: love triangle, strong sexual content, romance, love affair, couple relations, writer's life, cheating wife, couples, love and romance, womanizer, lifestyle, sexual relations ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1931, year 1932
Place: paris france, europe
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Your Cheatin' Heart (1964)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story of the country and western singer Hank Williams.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, country music, remarry, new year, showbiz, relationship vs career, country, bittersweet, life is a bitch, musician's life, performer's life, rising to stardom ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: alabama
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Set Fire to the Stars (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An aspiring poet in 1950s New York has his ordered world shaken when he embarks on a week-long retreat to save his hell raising hero, Dylan Thomas.
Style: realistic, sentimental, atmospheric, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: life turned upside down, writer's life, artists and showbiz, poet, disorder, life philosophy, arts and culture, historical figure, lifestyle, historical character, literature, relationships
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: usa, new york
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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, dying young, actor's life, ambition, lifestyle, rise and fall, rising to stardom, prodigy, desire for fame, tragic hero, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: usa, malibu california, indiana, new york, santa monica california
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Cross Creek (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The portrait of a woman who, at the edge of survival, found a world of meaning.
Style: touching, realistic, atmospheric, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: writers, family relations, power relations, human nature, wilderness, couple relations, isolation, writer's life, artists and showbiz, master and servant, lifestyle, journalism ...
Time: 1930s, 80s
Place: florida, usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Mr. Rock 'n' Roll: The Alan Freed Story (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This is the story of Alan Freed. He was working as a DJ in Cleveland, Ohio, and he discovered how amazing R&B or Rhytym & Blues is, however, the music is considered to be "BLACK" music. So, most radio stations won't ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: racism, life is a bitch, ambition, rising to stardom, media, desire for fame, love and romance, music, artists and showbiz, society, showbiz, rock ...
Time: 50s
Place: new york, ohio, usa, manhattan new york city, boston ...
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45%
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Lovelace (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Story of Linda Lovelace, who is used and abused by the porn industry at the behest of her coercive husband, before taking control of her life.
Style: sexual, sincere, captivating, sexy, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: porn actress, sexual abuse, porn star, rough sex, filmmaking, notoriety, artists and showbiz, redemption, strong sexual content, life is a bitch, actor's life, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 2002, year 1970
Place: usa, new york, malibu california, florida, miami ...
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Norma Jean & Marilyn (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: This film follows Norma Jean from her simple, ambitious youth to her sex star pinnacle and back down. She moves from lover to lover in order to further her career. She finds fame but never happiness, only knowing seduction but not love.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, gloomy, disturbing ...
Plot: actor's life, showbiz, playboy, life is a bitch, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, rising to stardom, love and romance, desire for fame, rise and fall, tragic hero ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 50s
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August (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: August is a 2008 drama film directed by Austin Chick and produced by 57th & Irving. The screenplay by Howard A. Rodman focuses on two brothers, ambitious dot-com entrepreneurs attempting to keep their company afloat as the stock market ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, suspense
Plot: family relations, wall street, siblings relations, ambition, rise and fall, workplace, parents and children, down on your luck, life is a bitch, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, 9/11 ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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41%
The Amazing Howard Hughes (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 215 min.
Story: The Amazing Howard Hughes is a 1977 television movie about American aviation pioneer and filmmaker Howard Hughes, based on the book by Hughes' business partner Noah Dietrich. The film starred Tommy Lee Jones, Ed Flanders, and Tovah Feldshuh.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental
Plot: rich and poor, hollywood, celebrity culture, obsession, lifestyle, adventure, mentally unstable, adventurer, unfulfillment, prodigy, rise to the top, ambition ...
Time: 20th century
Place: california, usa
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Last Call (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Renowned writer F. Scott Fitzgerald is living the last months of his life with his youthful secretary, confidant, and protégé who later wrote a memoir of their time together.
Style: realistic, serious, clever, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: prodigy, ambition, split personality, mental illness, terminal illness, family problems, love and romance, couples, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, showbiz ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Evelyn Ryan, a midwestern housewife who managed to rescue her family from debt by entering contests for ad slogans sponsored by consumer product companies.
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, uplifting, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, kids
Plot: large family, optimism, underdog, advertising, americana, prize, small town, eviction, contests and competitions, ambition, family problems, hopes ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century
Place: ohio, usa
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The Bronx Bull (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A combination "before the rage" and "after the rage" of world middleweight boxing champion Jake LaMotta's tumultuous life and times.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ambition, follow your dream, rise and fall, athlete's life, sport, parents and children, hopes, youth, tough heroes, family relations, boxer, graphic violence ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
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39%
W.C. Fields and Me (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Film biography of actor-comedian W.C. Fields, concentrating on his years in Hollywood and his relationship with aspiring actress Caroltta Monti.
Style: serious, realistic, parody, silent film
Plot: filmmaking, hollywood, couples, ambition, artists and showbiz, actor's life, alcohol abuse, relationship vs career, sexual harassment, screenwriter, chorus girl, mistress ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, new york, california
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39%
The End of the Tour (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace, which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace's groundbreaking epic novel, 'Infinite Jest.'
Style: serious, sincere, philosophical, meditative, psychological ...
Plot: loneliness, writer's life, journalism, media, artists and showbiz, existentialism, friendship, depression, death, poet, writer's block, fame ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1996, 80s, 70s
Place: usa, illinois, new york, minneapolis minnesota, minnesota
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37%
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Warm Springs (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Franklin Roosevelt, left a paraplegic from polio at 39 years of age, seeks out a miracle cure in the backwoods of Georgia.
Style: uplifting, realistic, sincere, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: politics, ambition, rise and fall, society, human spirit, rebellion, fighting the system, disability, introspection, hopes, life is a bitch, president ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: georgia, usa, new york state, florida, southern usa ...
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Black Butterflies (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, Netherlands, South Africa
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Confronted by Apartheid and a father who was Minister of Censorship, Ingrid Jonker searched for a home, searched for love. With men like Jack Cope and André Brink she found much love, but no home. Later, in his first speech to the South African ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: apartheid, fighting the system, writer's life, downfall, lifestyle, family relations, estrangement, parents and children, society, bittersweet, artists and showbiz, suicide by drowning ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: south africa, africa, paris france, europe
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The Brooke Ellison Story (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Rendered a quadriplegic since a child from a near-fatal neck injury, a young girl fights against all odds to succeed in life from grade school to her acceptance into college under the assistance of her loyal and dedicated mother.
Style: sincere, uplifting, touching, sentimental, saga ...
Plot: college, hospital, against the odds, ambition, lifestyle, human spirit, teenage love, single parent, survival, tragic hero, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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35%