Movies like The People vs. Larry Flynt

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The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
 7.3
 83K
The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Larry Flynt is the hedonistically obnoxious, but indomitable, publisher of Hustler magazine. The film recounts his struggle to make an honest living publishing his girlie magazine and how it changes into a battle to protect the freedom of speech for all people.
Style: semi serious, captivating, witty, factual, sexual, offbeat, realistic, interesting, dramatic, entertaining ...
Plot: pornography, courtroom drama, porn magazine, millionaire, against the rules, aids, civil rights, lawsuit, fighting the system, rebellion, rise to the top, porn, friendship, legal, free love, courtroom, love, drug addiction, judge, cocaine, ends with biographical notes, airplane, baptism, wheelchair, eroticism ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s
Place: kentucky, usa, cincinnati ohio, ohio

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, interesting and intense films with plots about mentor, redemption, storytelling, drinking, runaway, dialogue and greed mostly in Drama, Biography and Crime genres. Some movies like The People vs. Larry Flynt: The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Lenny (1974), Dallas Buyers Club (2013), Rated X (2000), Boogie Nights (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration. Based on Jordan Belfort's autobiography.
Style: clever, biting, captivating, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: money, rise and fall, ambition, success, corruption, cons and scams, yuppie, wall street, greed, hotshot hero, american dream, blind ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1983, year 1987
Place: usa, new york, big ben london, mediterranean sea, las vegas ...
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100%
 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: psychological, realistic, serious, rough, atmospheric ...
Plot: rise and fall, against the rules, civil rights, stripper, drug abuse, fighting the system, lifestyle, showbiz, addiction, ambition, stand-up comedian, rising to stardom ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug-taking, women-loving, homophobic man who in 1986 was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live.
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, thought provoking, compassionate ...
Plot: aids, fighting the system, human spirit, life is a bitch, terminal illness, death, transsexual, gays and lesbians, treatment, strong sexual content, society, casual sex ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1985, year 1986
Place: texas, usa, mexico, japan, china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 5.9
 3K
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: murder, drug abuse, addiction, ambition, filmmaking, life is a bitch, showbiz, rise and fall, pornography, porn industry, pornographer, lust ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 7.9
 222K
Boogie Nights (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Set in 1977, back when sex was safe, pleasure was a business and business was booming, idealistic porn producer Jack Horner aspires to elevate his craft to an art form. Horner discovers Eddie Adams, a hot young talent working as a busboy in a ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, touching, stylized, talky ...
Plot: pornography, porn industry, drug abuse, cocaine, rise and fall, strong sexual content, sex, addiction, fame, showbiz, lifestyle, innocence lost ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1982
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: bleak, erotic, melancholic, factual, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pornography, showbiz, rise and fall, bdsm, ambition, individuality, life is a bitch, journal, sexuality, censorship, photographer, prejudice ...
Time: 50s, 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: usa, tennessee, new york, manhattan new york city
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61%
 6.6
 13K
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, filmmaking, tv show, tv star, rise and fall, adultery, addiction, showbiz, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, 70s, year 1964 ...
Place: usa, los angeles, california, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.3
 1K
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: touching, sincere, serious, disturbing, factual ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, rising to stardom, ambition, rise and fall, lifestyle, life is a bitch, celebrity culture, society, human nature, couple relations, down on your luck ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, puerto rico, lower east side manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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, romantic, melancholic, sentimental ...
Plot: artist, addiction, singer, rise and fall, fashion, socialite, photographer, fame, actor's life, love, art, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1971, year 1970 ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.5
 735
Dirty Pictures (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A Cincinnati museum director goes on trial in 1990 for exhibiting sadomasochistic photographs taken by Robert Mapplethorpe.
Style: thought provoking, talky, tense, captivating, sexual ...
Plot: museum, lawsuit, s&m, politics, jury, courtroom, legal, dishonesty, fighting the system, righting the wronged, perversion, sexual perversion ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, ohio, cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Evelyn Ryan, a midwestern housewife who managed to rescue her family from debt by entering contests for ad slogans sponsored by consumer product companies.
Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, kids
Plot: optimism, advertising, underdog, americana, prize, small town, eviction, contest, mortgage, contests and competitions, ambition, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.2
 36K
Lovelace (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Story of Linda Lovelace, who is used and abused by the porn industry at the behest of her coercive husband, before taking control of her life.
Style: sexual, sincere, captivating, emotional, entertaining ...
Plot: sexual abuse, porn actress, porn star, filmmaking, notoriety, artists and showbiz, redemption, actor's life, strong sexual content, life is a bitch, prostitution, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1970, year 2002
Place: usa, florida, malibu california, new jersey, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.3
 161K
Erin Brockovich (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A twice-divorced mother of three who sees an injustice, takes on the bad guy and wins -- with a little help from her push-up bra. Erin goes to work for an attorney and comes across medical records describing illnesses clustered in one nearby town. ...
Style: captivating, factual, touching, uplifting, inspirational ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: justice, against the odds, relationship vs career, lawyer, single mother, righting the wronged, contamination, court, uncover truth, fighting the system, corruption, environmental ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1993, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.6
 226K
Blow (2001)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A boy named George Jung grows up in a struggling family in the 1950's. His mother nags at her husband as he is trying to make a living for the family. It is finally revealed that George's father cannot make a living and the family goes ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, captivating, emotional, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, rise and fall, drug dealing, cocaine, drug cartel, drug abuse, gangsters, drug addiction, organized crime, friendship, drug use, criminal heroes ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 90s, 80s, 20th century ...
Place: california, latin america, colombia, mexico, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.4
 118K
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: touching, tragicomedy, realistic, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: comedian, prank, tv show, actor's life, human spirit, rising to stardom, dying, rise and fall, performer's life, celebrity culture, fighting illness, show business ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, year 1984, year 1985
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, lithuania
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Muhammad Ali’s historic Supreme Court battle from behind closed doors. When Ali was drafted into the Vietnam War at the height of his boxing career, his claim to conscientious objector status led to a controversial legal battle that rattled the ...
Style: serious, captivating, talky, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: vietnam war, against the odds, righting the wronged, legal action, political unrest, ambition, courtroom, injustice, rebellion, fighting the system, wartime life, civil action ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1971
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, realistic ...
Plot: filmmaking, alcohol, addiction, friendship, hotel, infidelity, drug abuse, couples, family problems, downfall, showbiz, couple relations ...
Time: 1920s, 30s, 50s, 40s, 20s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.9
 18K
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: atmospheric, stylized, realistic, captivating, factual ...
Plot: drug abuse, friendship, basketball, rising to stardom, society, rise and fall, self destructing, overdose, celebrity culture, human spirit, ambition, self discovery ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 7.0
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Gia (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Gia Carangi travels to New York City with dreams of becoming a fashion model. Within minutes of arriving, she meets Wilhelmina Cooper, a wise and high-powered agent who takes Gia under her wing. With Cooper's help and her own natural instincts, ...
Style: psychological, rough, sexual, melancholic, factual ...
Plot: lesbian, addiction, strong sexual content, drug abuse, fashion, model, lesbian romance, mental illness, aids, heroin, supermodel, nightlife ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on a true story. Shortly after World War II, Preston Tucker is a dynamic engineer and an enthusiastic showman who envisions the car of the future. Against mighty odds he manages to build a fleet of them - only to have his factory shut down by ...
Style: sentimental, serious, feel good, realistic, talky ...
Plot: underdog, americana, fighting the system, designer, post war, dishonesty, obsessive quest, state affairs, ambition, courtroom drama, corruption, visionary ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, future, 1950s
Place: usa, detroit, chicago illinois, washington d.c., california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Steal This Movie (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Five years after Yippie founder Abbie Hoffman goes underground to avoid a drug-related prison sentence, he contacts a reporter to get out the story of the FBI's covert spying, harassment and inciting of violence they then blame on the Left.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: injustice, on the run, environmentalism, fighting the system, politics, vietnam war, state affairs, hidden identity, dishonesty, depression, justice, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, woodstock, chicago illinois, pentagon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Flash of Genius (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In this David vs. Goliath drama based on a true story, college professor Robert Kearns (Greg Kinnear) goes up against the giants of the auto industry when they fail to give him credit for inventing intermittent windshield wipers. Kearns doggedly ...
Style: thought provoking, sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: inventor, nervous breakdown, lawsuit, inventions and discoveries, powerful corporation, legal action, underdog, fighting the system, against the odds, ambition, rivalry, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 60s
Place: usa, michigan, detroit, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.5
 157K
Milk (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of California's first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk, who became an outspoken agent for change, seeking equal rights and opportunities for all. His great love for the city and its people brought him backing from young and ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, discrimination, politics, homosexual, politician, homosexuality, civil rights, election, protest, mayor, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1977, year 1978, year 1970 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, minnesota, oklahoma ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, rise and fall, life is a bitch, family problems, ambition, husband wife relationship, heroin, drugs ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
You Don't Know Jack (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Angel of mercy… or murderous “Doctor Death”? Jack Kervorkian is one of the most polarizing figures in modern American history, a man whose passionate belief that people have the right to die has brought him both praise and vilification. ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, thought provoking, compassionate ...
Plot: terminal illness, suicide, suffering, judge, lawyer, district attorney, moral dilemma, murder, against the rules, legal action, historical figure, grief ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: michigan, detroit, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.8
 159K
Ed Wood (1994)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The mostly true story of the legendary "worst director of all time", who, with the help of his strange friends, filmed countless B-movies without ever becoming famous or successful.
Style: gothic, humorous, sentimental, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: actor, friendship, hollywood, misfit, showbiz, transvestism, filmmaking, actress, ambition, desire for fame, life is a bitch, depression ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, stylized, sexy, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: rise to the top, ambition, lifestyle, family problems, starlet, society, showbiz, family relations, infidelity, parents and children, womanizer, couples ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1990s ...
Place: england, london, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.6
 87K
The Hurricane (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: The story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence.
Style: thought provoking, touching, factual, inspirational, bleak ...
Plot: prison, boxing, freedom, false accusation, racism, courtroom, friendship, prison life, fighting the system, injustice, prejudice, discrimination ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 80s, 1960s ...
Place: new jersey, toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.7
 209K
Philadelphia (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: No one would take his case until one man was willing to take on the system. Two competing lawyers join forces to sue a prestigious law firm for AIDS discrimination. As their unlikely friendship develops their courage overcomes the prejudice and ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, sincere, uplifting, compassionate ...
Plot: aids, courtroom drama, lawyer, terminal illness, gay, lgbt, homosexual, lawsuit, prejudice, judiciary, court, discrimination ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.2
 40K
Conviction (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Betty Anne Waters' older brother Kenny is arrested for murder and sentenced to life in 1983, Betty Anne, a Massachusetts wife and mother of two, dedicates her life to overturning the murder conviction. Convinced that her brother is ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, based on true events, disturbing ...
Plot: false accusation, injustice, convict, legal action, fighting the system, lawyer, hopes, prison, legal, life is a bitch, investigation, trial ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 80s ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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