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The Jayne Mansfield Story (1980)
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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: sentimental, uplifting, touching, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic, gloomy, psychotronic, nostalgic
Audience: chick flick
Plot: hollywood, actor's life, publicity, movie business, publicity stunt, feminism, rich and poor, love and romance, ambition, rise and fall, lifestyle, bittersweet, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, desire for fame, celebrity culture, power relations, success, career, celebrity, showbiz, car accident, actress, backstage, fame ...
Time: 50s, 1950s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and touching films with plots about artists and showbiz, ambition, lifestyle, actor's life, showbiz, hollywood and celebrity culture mostly in Drama, Biography and Music genres. Some movies like The Jayne Mansfield Story: The Audrey Hepburn Story (2000), Elvis (1979), The Brittany Murphy Story (2014), The Amazing Howard Hughes (1977), Norma Jean & Marilyn (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, sentimental ...
Plot: hollywood, actor's life, world war two, showbiz, celebrity culture, performer's life, rising to stardom, filmmaking, haunted by the past, human spirit, artists and showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1940s
Place: usa, new york, europe, holland, manhattan new york city
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95%
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Elvis (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Biographical movie about the famous rock singer Elvis Presley.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: elvis presley, music, rock music, price of fame, celebrity culture, rags to riches, musician's life, desire for fame, music band, showbiz, performer's life, lifestyle ...
Time: 50s, 60s
Place: las vegas, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
The Brittany Murphy Story (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A look at Brittany Murphy's rise to Hollywood fame in the 1990s, her struggles with celebrity and self-esteem, and her mysterious death in 2009 at the age of 32.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, sentimental
Plot: rise and fall, actor's life, desire for fame, rising to stardom, ambition, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, parents and children, lifetime, mental illness, death of daughter, death of wife ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s, year 1990 ...
Place: usa, new jersey, puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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: aviation, hollywood, aviator, car chase, power relations, lifestyle, adventure, mentally unstable, adventurer, unfulfillment, prodigy, rise to the top ...
Time: 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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: disturbing, touching, gloomy, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: john f. kennedy, lgbt, hollywood, nudity (full frontal - brief), actor's life, showbiz, actress, playboy, female protagonist, celebrity, life is a bitch, lifestyle ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Life (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Canada, Australia, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1955, young photographer Dennis Stock develops a close bond with actor James Dean while shooting pictures of the rising Hollywood star.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, psychological, thought provoking
Plot: hollywood, actor's life, magazine, friendship, showbiz, actor, celebrity, buddy, celebrity culture, movie star, photographer, rising to stardom ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1955
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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, actor, father son relationship, actor's life, filmmaking, dying young, ambition, lifestyle, rise and fall, rising to stardom, prodigy, teenage life ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: usa, indiana, malibu california, santa monica california, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 8.4
 13K
Mahanati (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 177 min.
Story: Mahanati depicts the life and career of one of Telugu cinema's greatest and most iconic starlets, the first Indian female super star, Savitri.
Style: sentimental, factual, touching, captivating, nostalgic
Plot: tragedy, movie star, celebrity, rivalry, actor's life, ambition, sensuality, female objectification, career, couple relations, love story, historical figure ...
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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: serious, emotional, clever, realistic, spiritual ...
Plot: prodigy, lifestyle, couples, showbiz, life is a bitch, family problems, love and romance, crumbling marriage, terminal illness, split personality, mental illness, ambition ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Grace Kelly (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The fairy tale story of the actress who became a princess is told in this biography that traces her rise from Philadelphia socialite to Hollywood movie star.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, psychic, love, wedding, historical figure, love and romance, artists and showbiz, rise to the top, actor's life, media, couples, cinderella story ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s
Place: philadelphia, europe, monaco
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
My Week with Marilyn (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sir Laurence Olivier is making a movie in London. Young Colin Clark, an eager film student, wants to be involved and he navigates himself a job on the set. When film star Marilyn Monroe arrives for the start of shooting, all of London is excited to ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, factual, melancholic, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: historical figure, love, hollywood, actress, actor's life, movie star, ambition, cultural icon, fame, women, depression, friendship ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1956
Place: england, london, california, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous, sentimental
Plot: three stooges, rise to the top, ambition, actor's life, lifestyle, showbiz, artists and showbiz, tv show, disability, hollywood, comedian, stroke ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Will There Really Be a Morning? (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: This is the story of actress Frances Farmer, her struggles with mental illness and involuntary confinement in an insane asylum.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, gloomy, emotional
Plot: hollywood, mental illness, mental institution, mental patient, politics, performer's life, life is a bitch, actor's life, writer's life, mentally unstable, misfit, prodigy ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: washington d.c., seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Hilde (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Germany
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A biography of Hildegard Knef, one of Germany's biggest post-war stars.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: world war two, artists and showbiz, musician's life, performer's life, older man younger woman relationship, nazi germany, showbiz, rise and fall, desire for fame, celebrity culture, love affair, human nature ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 60s, 20th century
Place: berlin germany, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Bettie Page: Dark Angel (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Bettie Page was America's number one pin-up girl in the 1950s and became a cult icon. This biopic tells the story of the last 3 years of her short-lived career, recreating the incriminating bondage films which gave her the nickname "Dark ...
Style: realistic, serious, sexual, captivating, sexy
Plot: rise and fall, actor's life, desire for fame, lifestyle, life is a bitch, rising to stardom, workplace, against the rules, artists and showbiz, fashion, workplace romance, destructive relationship ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: florida, new york, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, showbiz, relationship vs career, lifestyle, tv show, artists and showbiz, workplace, alcohol abuse, family relations, sexual content, thirtysomething life, family life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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, touching, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: gay, ambition, actor's life, lifestyle, introspection, hopes, artists and showbiz, friendship, celebrity, murder, lgbt, male homosexuality ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.3
 2K
Anna Nicole (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Voluptuous beauty Anna Nicole Smith marries an elderly millionaire and poses for Playboy, but after her husband's death, her excessive drinking, pill-popping and weight fluctuations take their toll.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking, sexy
Plot: playboy, celebrity, rise and fall, ambition, rising to stardom, desire for fame, starlet, celebrity culture, drug addiction, female protagonist, lifetime, pole dancing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 448
Beautiful Girl (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Odessa is a beautiful girl addicted to the attention and money that being an adult film star brings. William, a lonely mechanic, has a crush on her, and she indulges his fantasy and leads him on. Thinking he can save her and help her find a normal ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, gloomy
Plot: porn star, desire for fame, fall in love, impossible love, ambition, showbiz, celebrity culture, love and romance, actor's life, artists and showbiz, sexual content, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Martin and Lewis (2002)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The story of the 10-year rocky relationship between Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sexy, sexual
Plot: rising to stardom, desire for fame, actor's life, rise and fall, ambition, friendship, buddies, showbiz, rise to the top, celebrity culture, lifestyle, musician's life ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Elvis and Me (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: The story of Priscilla's life with rock and roll star Elvis Presley.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: elvis presley, unhappy ending, rock and roll, folk hero, hopes, romance, artists and showbiz, musician's life, love and romance, desire for fame, ambition, music ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Rosie: The Rosemary Clooney Story (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of singer Rosemary Clooney's rise to fame, her marriage to Jose Ferrer, and her nervous breakdown.
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: showbiz, friends, couples, musician's life, tragic hero, rise and fall, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, prodigy, performer's life, actor's life ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1940s
Place: kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.1
 310
Flynn (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A biographical movie on the film star Errol Flynn's early life before Hollywood fame.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching
Plot: lgbt, hollywood, ambition, lifestyle, actor's life, artists and showbiz, crimes, gays and lesbians, rise to the top, criminal heroes, prodigy, prostitute ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: australia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Whitney (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Chronicles Whitney Houston's rise to fame and turbulent relationship with husband Bobby Brown.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, sincere
Audience: girls' night
Plot: musician's life, rising to stardom, music, celebrity culture, showbiz, addiction, couple relations, fall in love, desire for fame, ambition, price of fame, pop star ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Anna Nicole Smith Story (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Born Vickie Lynn Hogan, she had a son at 18, became a stripper at 20, and married a billionaire at 26. Sheer determination turned her into Anna Nicole Smith, playmate, model and a household name.
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: rising to stardom, lifestyle, celebrity culture, physical appearance, artists and showbiz, hollywood, rags to riches, marriage, older man younger woman relationship, model, fame, celebrity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, lifestyle, celebrity culture, unfulfillment
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Who Killed Pixote? (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The true story of the boy who became famous when he was cast for the main part on the Brazilian film Pixote: A Lei do Mais Fraco (1981). After the film was over, he tried to work as an actor on other projects, with little success. As time went by, ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy
Plot: boy, nudity (full frontal - brief), actor, police violence, hopes, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, youth, crimes, society, ambition, rise and fall ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in 1898, Cambridge, Massachusetts, depicts Annie Sullivan Macy supporting her student Helen Keller at Radcliffe College.
Style: uplifting, captivating, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: deaf, disability, mute or deaf, misfit, youth, love and romance, hopes, dedicated educator, young heroes, power relations, college, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Daydream Believers: The Monkees' Story (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In 2000, VH-1 produced the television biopic Daydream Believers: The Monkees' Story. In 2002, the movie was released on DVD, and featured both commentaries and interviews with Dolenz, Jones and Tork. The aired version did differ from the DVD ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, captivating
Plot: overnight success, desire for fame, lifestyle, rising to stardom, showbiz, daydreamer, artists and showbiz, music band, ambition, music, bittersweet, musician ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: realistic, touching, serious, captivating
Plot: john f. kennedy, usa president, politics, family relations, ambition, lifestyle, love and romance, state affairs, looking for love, tragic hero, parents and children, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%