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Gypsy (1993)
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Gypsy (1993)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Based on the autobiography of Gypsy Rose Lee, this made-for-TV movie - previously a Broadway smash and a 1962 film - depicts the life and times of a stripper and her domineering mother.
Style: humorous, captivating, realistic, stylized, semi serious
Plot: family relations, ambition, showbiz, domineering mother, friends, transvestism, performer's life, parents and children, music band, love and romance, mentally unstable, artists and showbiz, rise and fall, couples, musician's life, nightlife, actor's life, unfulfillment, rising to stardom, show tunes, dysfunctional family, dog, dancing, monkey, hotel ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 30s, 20s
Place: new york, texas, los angeles, seattle, ohio, seattle washington

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and feel good films with plots about artists and showbiz, ambition, showbiz, lifestyle, love and romance, couples and rising to stardom mostly in Drama, Comedy and Biography genres. Some movies like Gypsy: Star! (1968), Bye Bye Birdie (1995), Funny Girl (1968), Martin and Lewis (2002), The Boy Friend (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: burlesque, stripper, showbiz, ambition, domineering mother, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, love and romance, rise to the top, family relations, couples, show tunes ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 30s, 20s, 20th century ...
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Star! (1968)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 176 min.
Story: Gertrude Lawrence rises to stage stardom at the cost of happiness.
Style: captivating, non-linear, stylized, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: ambition, actor's life, singing, love and romance, lifestyle, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, starlet, chorus girl, friends, couples, best friends ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: usa, new york, london, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.9
 730
Bye Bye Birdie (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Rock-and-roll icon Conrad Birdie is about to go into the Army, and plans are being made to arrange his final going-away concert.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friends, couples, rock, teenage life, americana, musician's life, contests and competitions, lifestyle, performer's life, love and romance, romance, ambition ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
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37%
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Funny Girl (1968)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: The life of comedienne Fannie Brice, from her early days in the Jewish slums of the Lower East Side, to the height of her career with the Ziegfeld Follies, including her marriage to and eventual divorce from her first husband, Nick Arnstein.
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, captivating, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: showbiz, divorce, romance, ambition, desire for fame, performer's life, couples, seaport, marriage, love and romance, unsupportive spouse, rising to stardom ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 20s, 1930s ...
Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois, baltimore, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Martin and Lewis (2002)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of the 10-year rocky relationship between Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sexual, sexy
Plot: rise and fall, friendship, ambition, desire for fame, actor's life, rising to stardom, showbiz, celebrity culture, buddies, breakup, musician's life, lifestyle ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 60s, 40s, 20th century ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Boy Friend (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The assistant stage manager of a small-time theatrical company is forced to understudy for the leading lady at a matinée performance at which an illustrious Hollywood director is in the audience scouting for actors to be in his latest ...
Style: humorous, feel good, stylized, realistic, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, lifestyle, actor's life, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, couples, show tunes, love and romance, ambition, rising to stardom, couple relations, fall in love ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Sunset Strip (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A day in Hollywood, 1972, with young people looking for the 24 hours that will change their lives. Zach will open that night for a British rocker at Whisky a Go-Go; he lives in a canyon and plays impromptu duets with a mysterious guitarist he ...
Style: semi serious, captivating, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: hollywood, musician, celebrity culture, rising to stardom, ambition, desire for fame, music band, lifestyle, love triangle, nightlife, love and romance, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, year 1972
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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33%
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Company (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Following five couples and their friend Robert (Neil Patrick Harris), the perpetual bachelor, Company explores the true meaning of being in a relationship through a series of vignettes. Winner of the 1971 Tony Award for Best Musical, Neil Patrick ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous
Plot: friends, friendship, bachelor, concert, couple relations, theater, love and romance, artists and showbiz, live performance, love, singing, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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33%
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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, semi serious, realistic
Plot: comedy team, rise to the top, actor's life, ambition, showbiz, lifestyle, three stooges, artists and showbiz, tv show, disability, comedian, farce ...
Time: 90s
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30%
Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselhoff (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Time to hassle the Hoff at the rudest, raunchiest television event of the year--The Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselhoff. From running in slo-mo on the beach to inspiring Germany with the power of cheesy pop--it's almost too easy.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, captivating
Plot: actor's life, rising to stardom, couples, showbiz, celebrity culture, ambition, relationship vs career, performer's life, artists and showbiz, media satire, friends
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Fast Forward (1985)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Eight young people from Ohio who are dancers, come to New York, to compete in a major talent competition. But when they get there, they learn that they have to wait some time before they take part in it. So they try to do their best to survive in ...
Style: humorous, stylized, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, friends, couples, rivalry, music, hopes, youth, ambition, performer's life, follow your dream, family relations, high school life ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, ohio
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29%
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Stepping Out (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Mavis (Liza Minnelli) was a chorus line dancer on Broadway. Just as she was on the verge of getting more prominent roles, she fell in love. Her full-of-himself boyfriend moved them to Buffalo, far from the theater scene. As a musician, he plays with ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Plot: dancer, dancing, ambition, power relations, church, human spirit, teachers and students, show tunes, underdog, love and romance, performer's life, dancer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, realistic, captivating, 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, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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700 Sundays (2014)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In 700 Sundays, legendary comedian and actor Billy Crystal tells the stories of his youth, growing up in the jazz world of Manhattan, his teenage years, and finally adulthood. The Tony Award-winning show is a funny and poignant exploration of family ...
Style: humorous, talky, realistic, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: actor's life, artists and showbiz, showbiz, youth, coming of age, parents and children, autobiography, stand up comedian, childhood, performer's life, parent child relationship, vulgarity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Isn't She Great (2000)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, Canada, Japan, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An unsuccessful over-the-top actress becomes a successful over-the-top authoress in this biography of Jacqueline Susann, the famed writer of "The Valley Of The Dolls" and other trashy novels. Facing a failing career, Susann meets a ...
Style: sincere, light, touching, satirical, humorous ...
Plot: ambition, showbiz, terminal illness, actor's life, artists and showbiz, love and romance, aging, fame, writing, marriage, nun, female protagonist ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 1930s ...
Place: manhattan new york city, connecticut, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Death of a Dynasty (2003)
Genre: Musical, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A story which centers around Dave Katz, a journalist at a hip-hop magazine who is sent on assignment to uncover the often comedic underworld of Roc-a-Fella Records run by Damon Dash and Jay-Z.
Style: realistic, semi serious, talky, humorous, witty
Plot: hip hop, musician's life, showbiz, journalism, lifestyle, desire for fame, crimes, buddies, rise and fall, media, ambition, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
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27%
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Funny Lady (1975)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: 1930s in New York – The famous singer Fanny Brice has divorced her first husband Nicky Arnstein. During the depression she has trouble finding work as an artist but meets Billy Rose, a newcomer who writes lyrics and owns his own nightclub.
Style: humorous, sentimental, captivating, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: nightclub, singer, female protagonist, romance, love and romance, artists and showbiz, actor's life, lifestyle, show tunes, couples, cabaret, radio show ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.0
 446
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: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: politics, campaign, showbiz, relationship vs career, rise to the top, athlete's life, rise and fall, ambition, leadership, actor's life, political intrigue, hollywood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, austria, los angeles, san diego california
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26%
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Man in the Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Chronicles the rise and fall of pop king Michael Jackson.
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous
Plot: rise and fall, showbiz, rising to stardom, music, ambition, performer's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, musician's life, singer, pop star, plastic surgery ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The George Raft Story (1961)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Ray Danton plays the title role in director Joseph M. Newman's 1961 film biography of the nightclub dancer-turned-movie star. The cast also includes Jayne Mansfield, Barrie Chase, Julie London, Neville Brand and Frank Gorshin.
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, psychotronic, slang
Plot: gambling, casino, revolution, gangsters, hollywood, interracial relations, drug abuse, relationship vs career, nightlife, criminal heroes, celebrity culture, nightclub ...
Time: 50s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 30s ...
Place: cuba, new york, california, las vegas
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25%
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Starstruck (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A new-wave extravaganza in which a young woman wants to become the next big singer with the help of her friends and despite the wishes of her working class family.
Style: feel good, realistic, offbeat, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: cinderella story, hopes, couples, friends, musician's life, teenage life, showbiz, artists and showbiz, love and romance, ambition, follow your dream, rising to stardom ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, new south wales, sydney australia
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24%
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De-Lovely (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: From Paris to Venice to Broadway to Hollywood, the lives of Cole Porter and his wife, Linda were never less than glamorous and wildly unconventional. And though Cole's thirst for life strained their marriage, Linda never stopped being his muse, ...
Style: stylized, captivating, atmospheric, lyrical, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, infidelity, disability, rehearsal, terminal illness, musician's life, rise to the top, ambition, lifestyle, showbiz, fall in love, couple relations ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 30s ...
Place: venice, new york, usa, paris france, manhattan new york city ...
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24%
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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: writers, filmmaking, alcohol, addiction, friendship, alcohol abuse, hotel, bittersweet, strong female presence, performer's life, unfulfillment, downfall ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 50s, 20th century ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Can't Stop the Music (1980)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Movie about the Village People filmed in a documentary style.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: disco, camp, friendship, heist, music band, ambition, rise to the top, rising to stardom, love and romance, nightlife, city life, showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: san francisco, new york, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Cheetah Girls (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A four-member teen girl group named the Cheetah Girls go to a Manhattan High School for the Performing Arts and try to become the first freshmen to win the talent show in the school's history. During the talent show auditions, they meet a ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing, teens, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, showbiz, coming of age, high school, fashion, musician's life, follow your dream, music band, ambition, rising to stardom, lifestyle, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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24%
King of Salsa (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The rise and fall of salsa singer, Héctor Lavoe (1946-1993), as told from the perspective of his wife Puchi, who looks back from 2002.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, disturbing, sentimental
Plot: music, dancing, showbiz, artists and showbiz, ambition, musician's life, lifestyle, romance, drug abuse, rise and fall, life is a bitch, celebrity culture ...
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: usa, new york, puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Selena (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In this biographical drama, Selena Quintanilla is born into a musical Mexican-American family in Texas. Her father, Abraham, realizes that his young daughter is talented and begins performing with her at small venues. She finds success and falls for ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, factual, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: singer, rising to stardom, human spirit, musician's life, hopes, showbiz, tragedy, performer's life, latin, family relations, elopement, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Lucy (2003)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: MOW about the life of Lucille Ball, focusing on the loving yet tumultuous relationship with Desi Arnaz.
Style: captivating, light, emotional, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: gambling, infidelity, actor's life, couple relations, couples, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, tv show, musician's life, jealousy, love, interracial relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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23%
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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: lifestyle, musician's life, music, rising to stardom, ambition, rise and fall, love and romance, showbiz, couples, artists and showbiz, family secret, election ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s
Place: usa, las vegas, pacific ocean, new york, beverly hills ...
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22%
Somebody to Love (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mercedes is a taxi dancer who wants to be an actress. She's involved with the married Harry, who considers himself a respected actor. Ernesto is in love with Mercedes, but he doesn't dance or have money.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: transvestism, self discovery, social differences, nightlife, urban, romance, love and romance, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, ambition, follow your dream, actor's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%