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, lesbian ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s
Place: kentucky, usa, cincinnati ohio, ohio

Most similar movies to The People vs. Larry Flynt

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, interesting and intense films with plots about mentor, redemption, storytelling, runaway, drinking, greed and dialogue mostly in Drama, Biography and Crime genres. Some movies like The People vs. Larry Flynt: Lenny (1974), Puncture (2011), Dallas Buyers Club (2013), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Boogie Nights (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 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, showbiz, lifestyle, ambition, addiction, stand-up comedian, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.8
 22K
Puncture (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A David and Goliath law drama about a drug-addicted lawyer who takes on a health supply corporation while battling his own personal demons.
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, law firm, lawsuit, courtroom, against the odds, righting the wronged, legal action, public health, fighting the system, dedicated lawyer, corporate crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1998, year 1995
Place: washington d.c., usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, transsexual, death, gays and lesbians, treatment, strong sexual content, society, gay slur ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1986, year 1985
Place: texas, usa, mexico, japan, china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: realistic, clever, biting, captivating, cynical ...
Plot: rise and fall, success, ambition, money, cons and scams, wall street, corruption, greed, yuppie, hotshot hero, millionaire, blind ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1983, year 1987
Place: usa, new york, las vegas, geneva switzerland, mediterranean sea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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, drug abuse, cocaine, rise and fall, porn industry, strong sexual content, sex, addiction, fame, lifestyle, showbiz, mutual masturbation ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1982
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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: rough, serious, tense, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: murder, drug abuse, addiction, couple relations, artists and showbiz, crimes, couples, showbiz, rise and fall, filmmaking, ambition, unfulfillment ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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, filmmaking, hollywood, tv show, tv star, rise and fall, adultery, addiction, showbiz, couple relations ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1964 ...
Place: usa, los angeles, california, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pornography, bdsm, sexual abuse, model, showbiz, rise and fall, friendship, innocence lost, domestic violence, bondage, fetishism, journal ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 50s, 40s, 1950s ...
Place: new york, usa, tennessee, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 6.4
 20K
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, witty ...
Plot: artist, addiction, singer, rise and fall, fashion, socialite, actor's life, fame, photographer, love, art, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1964, year 1970 ...
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: serious, realistic, disturbing, sexual, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, museum, lawsuit, jury, courtroom, s&m, sexual perversion, family in danger, rebelliousness, society, rebellion, courtroom drama ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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 2002, year 1970
Place: usa, florida, malibu california, new jersey, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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: serious, atmospheric, captivating, emotional, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, rise and fall, drug dealing, cocaine, drug abuse, drug cartel, gangsters, friendship, drug use, drug addiction, organized crime, criminal heroes ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 90s, 80s ...
Place: california, latin america, colombia, mexico, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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: against the odds, relationship vs career, justice, single mother, lawyer, righting the wronged, contamination, court, uncover truth, fighting the system, corruption, environmental ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1993
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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, realistic, sentimental, tragicomedy, humorous ...
Plot: comedian, prank, tv show, human spirit, actor's life, rising to stardom, rise and fall, celebrity culture, performer's life, fighting illness, dying, show business ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, year 1984, year 1985
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, lithuania
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, celebrity culture, down on your luck, couple relations, ambition, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, writer's life, rise and fall, society, human nature ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, puerto rico, lower east side manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.0
 38K
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, drug abuse, fashion, strong sexual content, mental illness, model, aids, lesbian romance, heroin, nightlife, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, stylized, touching, sincere, uplifting ...
Audience: kids, chick flick
Plot: americana, small town, eviction, optimism, advertising, gas station, underdog, contest, prize, dysfunctional marriage, mortgage, large family ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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, self destructing, rise and fall, society, overdose, human spirit, celebrity culture, self discovery, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, cynical, captivating ...
Plot: filmmaking, prohibition, alcohol, addiction, friendship, hotel, couple relations, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, celebrity culture, crumbling marriage, love and romance ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 40s, 30s, 50s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city, woodstock ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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, politician, civil rights, homosexual, election, protest, mayor, murder, morality ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1977, year 1978, year 1976 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oklahoma, wisconsin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, lawyer, district attorney, judge, moral dilemma, murder, legal action, against the rules, historical figure, protest ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: michigan, detroit, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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, showbiz, misfit, transvestism, filmmaking, actress, ambition, desire for fame, life is a bitch, depression ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 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, sincere ...
Plot: prison, boxing, false accusation, racism, courtroom, friendship, freedom, prison life, fighting the system, injustice, prejudice, discrimination ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: new jersey, toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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: touching, sincere, based on true events, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: false accusation, legal action, convict, injustice, fighting the system, lawyer, hopes, prison, life is a bitch, legal, investigation, trial ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, 80s, contemporary ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: semi serious, clever, realistic, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: pornography, rise to the top, womanizer, ambition, dishonesty, couples, family problems, nightlife, showbiz, society, starlet, lifestyle ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1958 ...
Place: england, london, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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, uplifting, sincere, compassionate ...
Plot: aids, courtroom drama, lawyer, gay, terminal illness, gays and lesbians, lawsuit, prejudice, court, judiciary, homosexual, trial ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.0
 79K
Big Eyes (2014)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the awakening of the painter, Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, serious, sentimental, suspense ...
Plot: art, court case, ambition, couple relations, unsupportive spouse, creativity, greed, marriage, courtroom, couples, rising to stardom, plagiarism ...
Time: 1960s, 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 60s ...
Place: hawaii, california, san francisco, usa, honolulu hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
In the Name of the Father (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A small time thief from Belfast, Gerry Conlon, is falsely implicated in the IRA bombing of a pub that kills several people while he is in London. He and his four friends are coerced by British police into confessing their guilt. Gerry's father ...
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: irish, prison, trial, bomb, torture, rebellion, lawyer, courtroom, terrorism, false accusation, interrogation, thief ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, england, europe, northern ireland, scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: realistic, serious, feel good, sentimental, futuristic ...
Plot: underdog, visionary, americana, car, fighting the system, society, courtroom drama, friends, obsessive quest, state affairs, senator, designer ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, future, 1950s
Place: detroit, usa, chicago illinois, washington d.c., california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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