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The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)
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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 movie fame rose, he began to lose his own personal identity to his movie characters, leading to self-doubt of himself as a person.
Style: psychological, emotional, stylized, captivating, realistic, romantic, thought provoking, clever, enigmatic, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: actor's life, showbiz, relationships, ambition, rise and fall, lifestyle, rising to stardom, family relations, understanding, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, artists and showbiz, couple relations, comedian, price of fame, fame, radio, divorce, womanizer, inferiority complex, marriage, ex husband ex wife relationship, family problems, marital problem, love and romance ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 1960s
Place: rome italy, italy, london, switzerland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, talky and interesting films with plots about mentor, adaptation, storytelling, pornography, nude, catastrophe and dialogue mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Life and Death of Peter Sellers: Sylvia (2003), Permanent Midnight (1998), Tom & Viv (1994), Chaplin (1992), Man on the Moon (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Sylvia (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Story of the relationship between the poets Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath.
Style: emotional, depressing, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: suicide, depression, writers, mental illness, adultery, death, poet, art, tragic love, writer's life, artist, couple relations ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, new york
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95%
Permanent Midnight (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Ben Stiller plays comedy writer Jerry Stahl, whose $6000-a-week heroin habit had him taking his infant daughter along on his drug runs and doing smack during TV script conferences. Departing detox, Stahl explores memories with survivor Kitty, who ...
Style: depressing, intense, factual, serious, psychological ...
Plot: drugs, addiction, writers, heroin, drug abuse, husband wife relationship, human nature, drug addiction, lifestyle, life is a bitch, rise and fall, family problems ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 70s
Place: los angeles, new jersey, usa, beverly hills, pittsburgh
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91%
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Tom & Viv (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The story of the marriage of the poet TS Eliot to socialite Vivienne Haigh-Wood, which had to cope with her gynaeological and emotional problems and his growing fame.
Style: romantic, psychological, sexy, visually appealing, harsh ...
Plot: writers, art, women, poet, marriage, love, insanity, nude, nobel prize winner, world war one, mental disorder, redemption ...
Time: 1930s, victorian era, 1910s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, california
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86%
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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 ...
Style: inspirational, sentimental, factual, light, intense ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: rising to stardom, hollywood, childhood, actor's life, mccarthyism, filmmaking, depression, honest, genius, unlikely friendships, exile, filmmaker ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 1920s, 20th century, 90s ...
Place: london, los angeles, england, california, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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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: inspirational, touching, humorous, funny, depressing ...
Plot: comedian, showbiz, character study, prank, life philosophy, actor's life, rising to stardom, human spirit, rise and fall, performer's life, celebrity culture, dying ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1984, year 1985
Place: new york, usa, memphis, the philippines, lithuania ...
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80%
The Anniversary Party (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: While celebrating their reconciliation and six years of marriage, the American actress Sally Nash (Jennifer Jason Leigh) and the British novelist Joe Therrian (Alan Cumming) receive their close friends, some colleagues and their next door neighbors ...
Style: satirical, melancholic, cynical, humorous, talky ...
Plot: infidelity, crumbling marriage, marital crisis, character study, dysfunctional relationship, lifestyle, love and romance, family problems, party, couple relations, dishonesty, couples ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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: melancholic, inspirational, unusual plot structure, buddy movie, feel good ...
Plot: hospital, redemption, nude, addiction, drug addiction, childhood, death, male nudity, life philosophy, gangsters, bullying, foul language ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, africa, illinois, usa, ohio ...
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79%
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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: disturbing, depressing, emotional, compassionate, factual ...
Plot: mental illness, hollywood, rich and poor, insanity, actor's life, mother daughter relationship, women, family relations, showbiz, rise to the top, life is a bitch, mentally unstable woman ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 50s, 70s
Place: california, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Metroland (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, France, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After ten years absence Toni, Chris's best friend, suddenly reappears in London to bring chaos and doubt into Chris's calm, tranquil, slightly boring, predictable life. Chris starts to remember his carefree youth as a photographer in Paris ...
Style: sexy, sexual, unusual plot structure, visually appealing, melancholic ...
Plot: male nudity, friendship, sex, marriage, adultery, bittersweet, coming of age, midlife crisis, suburbs, nude, writers, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977, 60s
Place: england, paris france, london, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Sleepwalk with Me (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A burgeoning stand-up comedian struggles with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship, and the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore.
Style: funny, humorous, talky, surreal, semi serious ...
Plot: sleepwalking, love and romance, loser, couples, lifestyle, adolescence vs adulthood, adulthood, marriage, mental illness, road trip, relationships, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, new york, maryland, philadelphia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Conversations with Other Women (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Reunited at a wedding after many years, former lovers again feel the pull of a mutual attraction neither is willing to admit. Escaping the reception for the privacy of a hotel room, the unnamed pair explore the choices of the past that led them to ...
Style: sexy, heartbreaking, light, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: wedding, infidelity, destiny, couples, love story, lovers reunited, bridesmaid, unfulfilled love, couple relations, love and romance, introspection, hopes ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, london, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
An Awfully Big Adventure (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Liverpool. 1947. A star-struck young girl learns about the grown-up world of the theater.
Style: bleak, clever, sexy, talky, disturbing ...
Plot: age difference, older man younger woman relationship, coming of age, nymphet, suspense, death, gay, nude, first contact, crime gone awry, mentor, fantasy world ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1947, post world war two
Place: england, europe, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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: sentimental, humorous, sexy, intense, feminist film ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: jewish, broadway, singer, music, mentor, magic, love story, life philosophy, obsession, unlikely friendships, vengeance, justice ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Luzhin Defence (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Based upon the novel by Vladimir Nabokov, a chess grandmaster travels to Italy in the 1920s to play in a tournament and falls in love.
Style: atmospheric, intellectual, melancholic, bad ending, sincere ...
Plot: chess, obsession, asperger's syndrome, prodigy, genius, relationships, eccentricity, loneliness, love story, mentally unstable, supportive spouse, contests and competitions ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Frida (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: "Frida" chronicles the life Frida Kahlo shared unflinchingly and openly with Diego Rivera, as the young couple took the art world by storm. From her complex and enduring relationship with her mentor and husband to her illicit and ...
Style: colourful, stylized, emotional, sexy, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: artist, painter, art, disability, painting, bohemian life, female artist, lesbian, life, female protagonist, loneliness, adultery ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: mexico, paris france, empire state building manhattan new york city, canada, mexico city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Auto Focus (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A successful TV star during the 1960s, former "Hogan's Heroes" actor Bob Crane projects a wholesome family-man image, but this front masks his persona as a sex addict who records and photographs his many encounters with women, often ...
Style: sexy, factual, intense, talky, serious ...
Plot: sex addict, friendship, showbiz, group sex, actor's life, addiction, adultery, character study, serial killer, tv show, filmmaking, hollywood ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1965, year 1964
Place: usa, california, los angeles, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Lenny (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of acerbic 1960s comic Lenny Bruce, whose groundbreaking, no-holds-barred style and social commentary was often deemed by the Establisment as too obscene for the public.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: drug addiction, showbiz, judaism, fighting the system, addiction, drug abuse, stand up comedian, civil rights, rise and fall, lifestyle, ambition, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Hitchcock (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Hitchcock follows the relationship between director Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma Reville during the making of his most famous film "Psycho" - and the trials and tribulations the director faced from Hollywood censors.
Style: tricky, suspenseful, psychological, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suspense, showbiz, obsession, hollywood, manipulation, secrets, investigation, twists and turns, couple relations, love and romance, talented, artists and showbiz ...
Time: year 1959, 1940s, 50s, 60s, year 1944 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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: intellectual, talky, witty, clever, sexy ...
Plot: loveless marriage, female nudity, poetry, prohibition, nude, women, friendship, hotel, addiction, writers, female writer, relationships ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, victorian era, 50s ...
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
God Said, 'Ha!' (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Julia Sweeney tells the viewers the monologue about the hard time in her life when her brother fought with cancer and she was also diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.
Style: talky, touching, humorous, witty, cerebral ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dark humor, cancer, obsession, parenthood, dysfunctional family, depression, redemption, relationships, mentor, existentialism, life, honest ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, tokyo, los angeles, usa
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68%
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Being Julia (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA, Hungary, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Julia Lambert is a true diva: beautiful, talented, weathly and famous. She has it all - including a devoted husband who has mastermined her brilliant career - but after years of shining in the spotlight she begins to suffer from a severe case of ...
Style: stylized, emotional, entertaining, witty, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, older woman younger man relationship, theater, adaptation, complex characters, women, loneliness, actor's life, love, art, adultery, vengeance ...
Time: 1930s, 50s, 20th century, year 1938
Place: england, canada, new jersey, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Afterglow (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A handyman with marital problems meets a housewife with the same.
Style: talky, clever, sexy, compassionate, meditative ...
Plot: depression, infidelity, obsession, adultery, sarcasm, loneliness, marriage, dreams, crime gone awry, existentialism, adaptation, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 90s
Place: montreal, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Waking Up in Reno (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Candy and Lonnie Earl are just crazy about each other. The problem: she's married to Roy and he's married to Darlene. So far it's been a secret affair. But that's about to change, because this foursome is driving cross-country ...
Style: humorous, funny, talky, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: road trip, love and romance, unfulfillment, infidelity, crumbling marriage, nothing goes right, partners, couple relations, buddies, dishonesty, on the road, friends ...
Place: usa, nevada, arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Moonlight and Valentino (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Four women who discover untapped strength within themselves when they finally let go of what divides them
Style: touching, sentimental, sexy, clever, visually appealing ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: women, friendship, bittersweet, widow, grief, death of husband, brutality, runaway, revenge, unlikely friendships, vengeance, relationships ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Cyrus (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: With John's social life at a standstill and his ex-wife about to get remarried, a down on his luck divorcée finally meets the woman of his dreams, only to discover she has another man in her life - her son. Before long, the two are locked in a ...
Style: mumblecore, sexy, emotional, thought provoking, stylized ...
Plot: loneliness, stereotypes, life philosophy, twists and turns, love and romance, couple relations, uninhibited rivalry, looking for love, mother son relationship, bittersweet, divorce, depression ...
Time: 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.0
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Iris (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: True story of the lifelong romance between novelist Iris Murdoch and her husband John Bayley, from their student days through her battle with Alzheimer's disease.
Style: touching, emotional, melancholic, sentimental, depressing ...
Plot: alzheimer's disease, aging, writers, writer's life, mental illness, love, life & death, women, loneliness, terminal illness, understanding, senior citizen ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 50s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
A Month by the Lake (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: For 16 years Miss Bentley has been spending April at an elegant hillside villa on Lake Como. This year, 1937, her London society artist father has recently died and the only other English-speaking guests are brash Americans. Then Major Wilshaw ...
Style: sexy, romantic, touching, witty, visually appealing ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, true love, lake, adultery, love, hotel, adaptation, brutality, catastrophe, fantasy world, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, pre world war two
Place: italy, switzerland, europe, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two married couples find only trouble and heartache as their complicated lives unfold. After 40 years of marriage, Alfie leaves his wife to pursue what he thinks is happiness with a call girl. His wife, Helena, reeling from abandonment, decides to ...
Style: sexy, talky, cynical, witty, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: midlife crisis, destiny, twists and turns, obsession, writers, human nature, couples, crumbling relationship, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, art, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
California Suite (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Misadventures of four groups of guests at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
Style: funny, talky, clever, witty, humorous ...
Plot: hotel, multiple storylines, farce, sarcasm, mentor, greed, marriage, adaptation, british, wine, infidelity, screwball ...
Time: 70s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, london, new york, beverly hills ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Hilary and Jackie (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The tragic story of world-renowned cellist Jacqueline du Pré, as told from the point of view of her sister, flautist Hilary du Pré-Finzi.
Style: emotional, sexy, visually appealing, bleak, feminist film ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: music, classical music, multiple sclerosis, sisters, dysfunctional family, musician, couples, genius, sister sister relationship, sex with sister in law, physical disability, women ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%