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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: captivating, realistic, emotional, psychological, stylized, serious, biting, suspense, witty, psychedelic ...
Plot: showbiz, actor's life, ambition, rise and fall, lifestyle, rising to stardom, understanding, couple relations, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, crumbling marriage, comedian, price of fame, fame, filmmaking, womanizer, divorce, marriage, ex husband ex wife relationship, inferiority complex, radio, couples, unfulfillment, figment, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 1960s
Place: rome italy, italy, london, switzerland

Most similar movies to The Life and Death of Peter Sellers

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexy and interesting films with plots about artists and showbiz, couples, nudity (full frontal - brief), ambition, couple relations, showbiz and drinking mostly in Biography, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Life and Death of Peter Sellers: Auto Focus (2002), Chaplin (1992), Hitchcock (2012), Lenny (1974), Sylvia (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: serious, captivating, factual, intense, talky ...
Plot: infidelity, sex addict, friendship, hollywood, tv show, filmmaking, tv star, rise and fall, adultery, addiction, crumbling marriage, showbiz ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1964 ...
Place: usa, los angeles, california, arizona
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95%
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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: silent film, sentimental, serious, emotional, touching ...
Plot: rising to stardom, actor, actor's life, exile, hollywood, childhood, artists and showbiz, success, ambition, lifestyle, politics, comedian ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 90s, 70s, 60s ...
Place: london, england, california, switzerland
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90%
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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: serious, suspense, captivating, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: obsession, showbiz, director, filmmaking, talented, couple relations, love and romance, artists and showbiz, dreams, censorship, husband wife relationship, hollywood ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1944 ...
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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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, serious, realistic, rough, atmospheric ...
Plot: stripper, fighting the system, rise and fall, against the rules, civil rights, drug abuse, ambition, lifestyle, showbiz, addiction, family problems, rising to stardom ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 70s
Place: usa
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79%
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Sylvia (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Story of the relationship between the poets Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath.
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, serious, depressing ...
Plot: infidelity, drinking, drinking alcohol, writer's life, tragic love, couple relations, crumbling marriage, couples, family problems, romance, love, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, europe, new york, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Norma Jean & Marilyn (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 139 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: serious, realistic, contemplative, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: showbiz, actor's life, party, photo shoot, playboy, couples, starlet, unfulfillment, tragic hero, life is a bitch, desire for fame, rising to stardom ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1940s, 40s, 1960s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: contemplative, serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), redemption, hospital, rise and fall, addiction, performer's life, life is a bitch, profanity, graphic violence, drugs/alcohol, burned alive, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: illinois, usa, los angeles, ohio, new jersey
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68%
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Frida (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, USA, UK
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, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Plot: painter, bohemian life, art, feminism, lifestyle, painting, couple relations, jealousy, disability, lesbian interest, life, love of one's life ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 1920s, 20th century, 20s ...
Place: mexico, latin america, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, paris france ...
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67%
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Cantinflas (2014)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mike Todd is a Broadway producer struggling to produce the film. Around the World in 80 Days. In Mexico, Mario Moreno, a young entertainer is struggling to get some respect, and he manages to become a star. A twist of faith makes them partners. ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sentimental
Plot: filmmaking, hollywood, rise to the top, rising to stardom, actor's life, showbiz, ambition, artists and showbiz, celebrity, fame, husband wife relationship, mexican ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 50s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: usa, mexico city, mexico, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: serious, intense, depressing, factual, dark humor ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, rehabilitation, human nature, lifestyle, life is a bitch, rise and fall, family problems, ambition, husband wife relationship, heroin, writers ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, pittsburgh, beverly hills, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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
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65%
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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: stylized, serious, realistic, sexy
Plot: couple relations, lifestyle, actor's life, artists and showbiz, renewed love, couples, celebrity culture, hollywood, breaking the fourth wall, adultery, husband wife relationship, infidelity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Surviving Picasso (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The passionate Merchant-Ivory drama tells the story of Francoise Gilot, the only lover of Pablo Picasso who was strong enough to withstand his ferocious cruelty and move on with her life.
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, emotional, intense ...
Plot: womanizer, love triangle, older man younger woman relationship, painter, infidelity, mistress, physical abuse, couple relations, artist, love affair, love and romance, world war two ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1940s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: paris france, poland, france, europe, las vegas ...
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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: offbeat, touching, tragicomedy, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: comedian, showbiz, tv show, prank, rising to stardom, actor's life, human spirit, performer's life, celebrity culture, dying, fighting illness, rise and fall ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1984, year 1985
Place: new york, usa, lithuania, the philippines, memphis ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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: sentimental, realistic, serious, captivating, clever
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, actor, dying young, actor's life, teen angst, rise and fall, rising to stardom, ambition, prodigy, lifestyle, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: usa, malibu california, santa monica california, new york, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Look of Love (2013)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Paul Raymond builds a porn, entertainment and real estate empire that makes him the wealthiest man in Britain, but drugs doom his beloved daughter, Debbie.
Style: captivating, sexy, stylized, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: strip club, lifestyle, rise to the top, ambition, starlet, family problems, dishonesty, society, womanizer, infidelity, parents and children, showbiz ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 50s, 20th century, year 1958 ...
Place: london, england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, factual ...
Plot: rich and poor, hollywood, mental illness, mother daughter relationship, family relations, showbiz, actor's life, female protagonist, life is a bitch, rise to the top, introspection, parents and children ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: california, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An acclaimed stage performer, Dorothy still struggled with the challenge of her color, in a time that wouldn't let some stars in by the front door. Yet against the odds she beat out many more famous rivals for the role of "Carmen ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: racism, showbiz, overdose, hollywood, unfulfillment, actor's life, music, society, performer's life, strong female presence, show tunes, sexual content ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 20th century, 50s, 40s ...
Place: usa, las vegas, los angeles, miami, new york ...
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53%
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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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52%
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Tom & Viv (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
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: psychological, serious, realistic, contemplative, emotional ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, artists and showbiz, writer's life, lifestyle, romance, unfulfillment, love and romance, infidelity, parents and children, couple relations, couples, family relations ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Georgia O'Keeffe (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Biopic of American artist Georgia O'Keeffe and her husband, photographer Alfred Stieglitz.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: rise to the top, destructive relationship, couples, couple relations, obsession, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, love and romance, husband wife relationship, friendship, brother brother relationship, mortality ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1930s, 30s, 20s ...
Place: usa, new york, new mexico, manhattan new york city, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, factual, melancholic, romantic, captivating ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: movie star, showgirl, filmmaking, actor's life, celebrity, showbiz, ambition, artists and showbiz, cultural icon, crumbling relationship, drinking problem, nervous breakdown ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1956
Place: england, europe, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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, intellectual, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Plot: aging, alzheimer's disease, understanding, writer's life, love, couple relations, love of one's life, virginity, life & death, character study, loneliness, terminal illness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 50s, 1950s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Star 80 (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Paul Snider is a narcissistic, small time hustler who fancies himself a ladies man. His life changes when he meets Dorothy Stratten working behind the counter of a Dairy Queen.
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: crimes of passion, playboy, obsession, rise and fall, fame, murder, deadly, couple relations, couples, family problems, showbiz, fall in love ...
Time: 80s, year 1978, 70s
Place: vancouver, vancouver british columbia canada, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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 ⇓
45%
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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: sexual, sexy, realistic, serious
Plot: rise and fall, showbiz, hollywood, filmmaking, wedding, actor's life, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, unfulfillment, love and romance, life is a bitch, rise to the top ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 30s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Sweet Dreams (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Lange stunningly portrays Patsy Cline, the velvet-voiced country singer who died in a tragic plane crash.
Style: realistic, factual, atmospheric, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: fame, air disaster, musician's life, ambition, historical figure, love and romance, family problems, showbiz, country music, rising to stardom, tragic hero, couples ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: nashville tennessee, virginia, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.8
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Rated X (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Jim and Artie Mitchell, two brothers who entered the porn industry in the early 60's. After creating such legendary porn films as "Behind the Green Door" and "Inside Marily Chambers", they later ...
Style: tense, cynical, sexy, psychological, intense ...
Plot: pornography, murder, pornographer, drug abuse, addiction, ambition, filmmaking, showbiz, life is a bitch, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, porn industry ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 ⇓
42%
Burton and Taylor (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: TV drama based on Richard Burton's diaries, about his last performance in 1983 with ex-wife Elizabeth Taylor. They meet after several years and he agrees to her suggestion that they star in a stage revival on Broadway of Noel Coward's ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, captivating
Plot: couple relations, artists and showbiz, actor's life, couples, celebrity culture, hollywood, love, lifestyle, love and romance, showbiz, love affair, party ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%