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The Carpetbaggers (1964)
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The Carpetbaggers (1964)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The Carpetbaggers is a 1964 American film starring George Peppard as a character based largely on Howard Hughes and Alan Ladd as a former western gunslinger turned actor with the pseudonym Nevada Smith, played the following year in a prequel starring Steve McQueen in the part. Carroll Baker portrayed an actress inspired by Jean Harlow, who appeared in Hughes' film epic Hell's Angels. The Carpetbaggers was directed by Edward Dmytryk, filmed in 70mm, and was Alan Ladd's final film; Ladd died some months before its release.In the movie, George Peppard plays a hard-driven industrialist more than a little reminiscent of Howard Hughes. While he builds airplanes, directs movies and breaks hearts, his friends and lovers try to reach his human side, and find that it's an uphill battle. The film's title is a metaphor for self-promoting tycoons who perform quick financial takeovers, impose dictatorial controls for short-term profits, then move on to greener pastures.
Style: clever, serious, realistic, cynical, stylized, retro
Plot: hollywood, showbiz, aviation, sex, love story, friendship, filmmaking, romance, friends, alcohol abuse, rise to the top, couples, love affair, infidelity, ambition, family problems, rise and fall, lifestyle, megalomaniac, crumbling marriage, workplace, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, blind ambition, rising to stardom ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 30s, 20s
Place: usa, california

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The Last Tycoon (1976)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: F.Scott Fitzgerald's novel is brought to life in this story of a movie producer slowly working himself to death.
Style: stylized, realistic, captivating, sentimental, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, romance, producer, introspection, ambition, film industry, fall in love, great depression, brutality, nudity (full frontal - brief), paranoid ...
Time: 1930s, 70s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
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Liz & Dick (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: On the set of Cleopatra, Hollywood's most beautiful star, Elizabeth Taylor, fell into the arms of one of the world's greatest actors, Richard Burton - and she didn't leave. Their subsequent white-hot, scandalous love affair gave rise ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, sexy
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hollywood, actor's life, paparazzi, couple relations, lifestyle, couples, renewed love, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, actress, husband wife relationship, infidelity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, rome italy
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A Perfect Stranger (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A television movie based on "A Perfect Stranger," Danielle Steel's novel about an attorney who falls in love with the young wife of a wealthy man who is dying.
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, sexual
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, love affair, infidelity, bittersweet, aging, romance, opposites attract, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, love and romance, dishonesty, family problems ...
Time: 90s
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
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Style: sexy, erotic, realistic, serious, sexual
Plot: lesbian, lesbian sex, female nudity, lesbianism, sex, jealousy, sexual revolution, gays and lesbians, romance, mentally unstable, gender, love and romance ...
Time: 70s
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: cynical, realistic, serious, sincere
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My Normal (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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Duration: 77 min.
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Style: sexy, realistic, serious, captivating, talky ...
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Gable and Lombard (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A biography about the love affair between 1930s Hollywood superstars Clark Gable and Carole Lombard.
Style: realistic, semi serious, sexual, stylized, sexy
Audience: date night
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young Hip Hop star named Summer G falls for a middle to upper class sister while in college. After she rejects him for a fellow social climber, Summer G spends ten years building a Hip Hop empire, then moves to the Hamptons where he finds the ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: love triangle, lifestyle, tragic love, social differences, unfulfilled love, lovers reunited, haunted by the past, love affair, showbiz, infidelity, society, betrayal ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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Duration: 72 min.
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Style: serious, touching, sincere, realistic, sexy ...
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Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: sentimental, stylized, captivating, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: An over-the-hill movie producer marries a wealthy, spiteful woman and closeted lesbian just to please his spoiled daughter who then, in an attempt to spite him, seduces both a wealthy playboy and a local screenwriter.
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, gloomy, sexual ...
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Style: serious, realistic, sexy, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
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Picnic (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, emotional, tense
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, talky, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: couples, dancing, empire, prison, female nudity, theft, performer's life, womanizer, dishonesty, lifestyle, romance, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1920s
Place: paris france, france, europe
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67%
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Harlow (1965)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Hollywood drama loosely based on the life of film actress Jean Harlow, with Carroll Baker in the title role. One of two feature film biographies, both released in 1965 and both with the same title, about the '30s platinum blonde movie star.
Style: sexy, sexual, serious, realistic
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67%
Indecent Proposal (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Robert Redford stars as billionaire John Gage, who offers a down-on-his-luck yuppie husband (Woody Harrelson) $1 million for the opportunity to spend the night with the man's wife (Demi Moore).
Style: sexy, sexual, thought provoking, emotional, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
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Time: 20th century, 90s
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The Golden Bowl (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France, UK
Duration: 130 min.
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Style: serious, stylized, suspense, realistic, sexy ...
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