Movies like Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle

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Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994)
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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: witty, talky, clever, serious, captivating, realistic, cynical, intellectual, melancholic, interesting ...
Plot: filmmaking, prohibition, alcohol, addiction, friendship, hotel, drug abuse, writer's life, friends, couple relations, tragic love, life is a bitch, love and romance, alcohol abuse, ambition, infidelity, destructive relationship, artists and showbiz, rise and fall, family problems, human nature, couples, lifestyle, introspection, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 1920s, 30s, 50s, 40s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey

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Most similar movies to Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and talky films with plots about artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, couples, life is a bitch, lifestyle, couple relations and ambition mostly in Drama, Biography and Music genres. Some movies like Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle: Infinity (1996), Pollock (2000), Rated X (2000), Bird (1988), Lenny (1974). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Infinity (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Story of the early life of genius and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman.
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: terminal illness, couples, romance, love and romance, couple relations, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, hopes, young lovers, introspection, love of one's life, mathematics ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 20s, 40s, 1930s ...
Place: new mexico, new york, usa, new orleans, albuquerque new mexico
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95%
 7.0
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Pollock (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In August of 1949, Life Magazine ran a banner headline that begged the question: "Jackson Pollock: Is he the greatest living painter in the United States?" The film is a look back into the life of an extraordinary man, a man who has ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: artist, painting, infidelity, addiction, life is a bitch, couple relations, artists and showbiz, crumbling marriage, love and romance, supportive spouse, lifestyle, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, new york, greenwich village manhattan new york city, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 5.9
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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: realistic, cynical, tense, serious, rough ...
Plot: murder, drug abuse, addiction, rise and fall, couples, crimes, unfulfillment, siblings relations, couple relations, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, showbiz ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.2
 10K
Bird (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Saxophone player Charlie Parker comes to New York in 1940. He is quickly noticed for his remarkable way of playing. He becomes a drug addict but his loving wife Chan tries to help him.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, captivating, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: jazz, heroin, eiffel tower paris, jazz music, heroin addict, death of daughter, music, drug abuse, addiction, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1950s, 40s, 50s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 7.6
 13K
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: bleak, clever, psychological, sincere, witty ...
Plot: stripper, rise and fall, civil rights, kiss, judaism, comedian, jewish, against the rules, drug abuse, fighting the system, addiction, ambition ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.9
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Basquiat (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Director Julian Schnabel illustrates the portrait of his friend, the first African-American pop artist Jean-Michel Basquiat who unfortunately died at a young age and just as he was beginning to make a name for himself in the art world. Alongside the ...
Style: stylized, captivating, rough, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: drug abuse, friendship, basketball, overdose, heroin, painting, graffiti, sex, drug addiction, ambition, introspection, self discovery ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.6
 12K
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: psychological, realistic, captivating, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: infidelity, sex addict, friendship, hollywood, tv show, filmmaking, rise and fall, adultery, obsession, addiction, couple relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1965, year 1964 ...
Place: usa, los angeles, california, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.6
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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: realistic, serious, clever, emotional, gloomy
Plot: unfulfillment, power relations, couple relations, life is a bitch, writer's life, boss and employee, family in crisis, artists and showbiz, hollywood, prodigy, midlife crisis, filmmaking ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, sentimental, serious, captivating
Plot: music, artists and showbiz, couples, musician's life, addiction, drug abuse, latin, ambition, lifestyle, celebrity culture, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: usa, new york, puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Factory Girl (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the mid-1960s, wealthy debutant Edie Sedgwick meets artist Andy Warhol. She joins Warhol's famous Factory and becomes his muse. Although she seems to have it all, Edie cannot have the love she craves from Andy, and she has an affair with a ...
Style: serious, factual, melancholic, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: artist, addiction, singer, rise and fall, fashion, socialite, fame, photographer, actor's life, love, art, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1971, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, arc de triomphe paris ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the mid-80s, three women (each with an attorney) arrive at the office of New York entertainment manager, Morris Levy. One is an L.A. singer, formerly of the Platters; one is a petty thief from Philly; one teaches school in a small Georgia town. ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, dramatic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: showbiz, drug abuse, music, addiction, music band, human nature, rise and fall, lifestyle, teenage life, couples, musician's life, fall in love ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 80s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: stylized, serious, realistic, slang
Plot: gambling, casino, revolution, blind ambition, celebrity culture, interracial relations, criminal heroes, crime, performer's life, relationship vs career, unfulfillment, crimes ...
Time: 30s, 50s, 20th century, 20s, 40s ...
Place: cuba, california, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: love triangle, womanizer, infidelity, older man younger woman relationship, painter, physical abuse, mistress, couple relations, artist, love and romance, love affair, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 60s, 40s, 1940s ...
Place: poland, france, europe, paris france, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, emotional, gloomy, captivating, realistic
Plot: mental illness, love and romance, life is a bitch, misfit, actor's life, alcohol abuse, mentally unstable, state affairs, performer's life, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, writer's life ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Beat (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of writer William Seward Burroughs and his wife.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: love triangle, murder, infidelity, unfulfillment, crimes, celebrity culture, unsupportive spouse, journalism, drug abuse, college, addiction, on the run ...
Time: 40s, 50s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: new york, latin america, mexico, usa, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Pinero (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: "Piñero" tells the story of the explosive life of a Latino icon, the poet-playwright-actor Miguel Piñero, whose urban poetry is recognized as a pre-cursor to rap and hip-hop. After doing time in hard-core Sing-Sing for petty thefts and ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, rise and fall, society, lifestyle, ambition, human nature, rising to stardom, down on your luck, writer's life, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, puerto rico, lower east side manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: dark humor, disturbing, serious, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, heroin, hollywood, rehabilitation, police, sex, adultery, party, dysfunctional family, lifestyle, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Georgia (1995)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Sadie looks up to her older sister Georgia, a successful folk singer who's happily married with children, but can't break out of the bar-band circuit and hit the big time she desperately covets. It's in part due to her attraction to ...
Style: talky, realistic, touching, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: music, addiction, dysfunctional family, estrangement, family relations, artists and showbiz, ambition, family life, folk, couples, musician's life, downfall ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: realistic, serious, psychological, gloomy, disturbing ...
Plot: showbiz, actor's life, photo shoot, party, sex, couples, looking for love, filmmaking, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, destructive relationship, tragic hero ...
Time: 40s, 60s, 50s, 1940s, 1950s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Henry & June (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 136 min.
Story: While traveling in Paris, author Henry Miller and his wife, June, meet Anais Nin, and sexual sparks fly as Nin starts an affair with the openly bisexual June. When June is forced to return to the U.S., she gives Nin her blessing to sleep with her ...
Style: sexual, sexy, realistic, serious, erotic ...
Plot: love triangle, bohemian, writer's life, romance, urban, lifestyle, womanizer, love affair, couples, strong sexual content, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.2
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Payday (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A cynical look at the life of a not so nice country-western singer, Maury Dann - played by Rip Torn in one of his most memorable performances. He ruthlessly manipulates every one around him to suit his selfish needs...he even gets his limo driver to ...
Style: realistic, biting, psychological, tense, talky ...
Plot: infidelity, friendship, country, relationship vs career, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, love and romance, life is a bitch, celebrity culture, ambition, showbiz ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Last Exit to Brooklyn (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, West Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A gritty Brooklyn story about union corruption, violence, taboos and social norms. The stories told are of the sailors, the prostitute, the union bosses, the hooligans and the gay community set in the early 50s.
Style: bleak, disturbing, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, transvestism, fight, union, transsexual, working class, crime, workplace situations, social decay, leadership, fall in love, teenage life ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Secret Lives of Dentists (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An introspective dentist's suspicions about his wife's infidelity stresses his mental well being and family life to the breaking point.
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, biting, clever ...
Plot: infidelity, dentist, couple relations, jealous spouse, mentally unstable, human nature, society, lifestyle, couples, dishonesty, family problems, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Paradise Found (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, Australia, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Paradise Found is a biography about the painter Paul Gauguin. Focusing on his personal conflict between citizen life and his family life and the art scene in Frane. In an incredible imagery montage Gauguin manages to make a successful living in the ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, couple relations, celebrity culture, ambition, obsession, love affair, obsessive quest, couples, lifestyle, tragic love, rise and fall, prodigy ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1890s
Place: europe, france, tahiti, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
I Shot Andy Warhol (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Valerie Solanas who was a 1960s radical preaching hatred toward men in her "Scum" manifesto. She wrote a screenplay for a film that she wanted Andy Warhol to produce, but he continued to ignore her. So she shot ...
Style: disturbing, clever, offbeat, realistic, tense ...
Plot: radical, obsession, social misfits, rock, assassination attempt, misfit, lifestyle, society, urban, breaking point, deadly, losing-it hero ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
84 Charing Cross Road (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a humorous script-reader in her New York apartment sees an ad in the Saturday Review of Literature for a bookstore in London that does mail order, she begins a very special correspondence and friendship with Frank Doel, the bookseller who works ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, correspondence, romance, human nature, love and romance, writer's life, couple relations, hopes, friends, platonic, couples, fall in love ...
Time: 1950s, 1960s, 50s, 20th century, 60s ...
Place: london, england, new york, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Notorious Bettie Page (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Bettie Page grew up in a conservative religious family in Tennessee and became a photo model sensation in 1950s New York. Bettie's legendary pin-up photos made her the target of a Senate investigation into pornography, and transformed her into ...
Style: sexual, stylized, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pornography, bdsm, sexual abuse, model, bondage, friendship, showbiz, innocence lost, rise and fall, domestic violence, fetishism, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 30s, 50s, 20th century, 40s, 1950s ...
Place: tennessee, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: serious, sincere, emotional, touching, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: music, celebrity culture, desire for fame, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, couple relations, crumbling marriage, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, destructive relationship, unfulfillment, musician's life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: filmmaking, movie star, showgirl, actor's life, celebrity, nervous breakdown, drinking problem, ambition, cultural icon, crumbling relationship, artists and showbiz, fame ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: england, europe, california, london
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37%
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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, clever, realistic, sentimental
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, actor, teenage life, addiction, lifestyle, rise and fall, alcohol abuse, actor's life, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: usa, indiana, malibu california, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%