Movies like The People vs. Larry Flynt

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 7.3
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The People vs. Larry Flynt
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: sexual, semi serious, factual, offbeat, realistic, interesting, witty, dramatic, captivating, entertaining ...
Plot: pornography, courtroom, fighting the system, aids, drug abuse, rebellion, censorship, love, lawyer, freedom, drug addiction, court, against the rules, violence, free speech, drugs/alcohol, millionaire, assassination, male nudity, strong sexual content, rise and fall, rise to the top, courtroom drama, adultery, greed ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s
Place: kentucky, usa, ohio, cincinnati ohio

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, interesting, serious and talky films with plots about mentor, storytelling, runaway, redemption, corruption, drinking and greed mostly in Drama, Biography and Comedy genres. Some movies like The People vs. Larry Flynt: Lenny (1974), Man on the Moon (1999), Puncture (2011), Rated X (2000), Dallas Buyers Club (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Lenny
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, serious, talky ...
Plot: drug abuse, fighting the system, drugs, death, drug addiction, tragedy, performer's life, stripper, free speech, depression, storytelling, against the rules ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: usa
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 7.4
 113K
Man on the Moon
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, humorous, tragicomedy, offbeat, semi serious ...
Plot: cancer, death, performer's life, insanity, comedian, eccentricity, celebrity culture, rock, showbiz, terminal illness, life & death, creativity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, lithuania, manhattan new york city
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 6.9
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Puncture
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: serious, sincere, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: addiction, underdog, courtroom drama, corruption, drug addiction, lawyer, hospital, aids, dedicated lawyer, drugs/alcohol, drugs, greed ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1998, year 1995
Place: usa, washington d.c., houston texas
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 5.9
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Rated X
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: serious, rough, realistic, tense, intense ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, murder, pornography, rise and fall, drug addiction, drugs, brothers, mafia, drinking, rags to riches, greed ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa
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System:   72%
    User:   59%
 
Dallas Buyers Club
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: realistic, touching, captivating, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: aids, fighting the system, terminal illness, death, drugs, hospital, prejudice, gay, courage, survival, friendship, treatment ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1986, year 1985
Place: texas, usa, mexico, japan, dallas texas ...
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    User:   73%
 
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio
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, stylized, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: contests and competitions, optimism, kids and family, drinking, children, family, small town, americana, childhood, courage, dysfunctional family, storytelling ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s
Place: ohio, usa
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 7.4
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Baadasssss!
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Director Mario Van Peebles chronicles the complicated production of his father Melvin's classic 1971 film, "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song." Playing his father in the film, Van Peebles offers an unapologetic account of ...
Style: serious, realistic, witty, talky, thought provoking ...
Plot: hollywood, fighting the system, hip hop, family bonds, showbiz, filmmaking, obsession, family drama, pornography, childhood, eccentricity, runaway ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   64%
 
I Shot Andy Warhol
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, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, art, paranoia, lesbian, prostitution, losing-it hero, drugs/alcohol, assassination, drugs, artist, insanity, social misfits ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   57%
    User:   63%
 
 6.6
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Auto Focus
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, serious, gloomy, sexual, dark ...
Plot: obsession, addiction, friendship, pornography, murder, infidelity, male nudity, drugs, hollywood, sex addict, actor's life, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s, year 1964 ...
Place: california, los angeles, usa, arizona
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System:   54%
    User:   62%
 
 7.4
 19K
Game Change
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the book by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, Game Change focuses on the Republican run of the 2008 Presidential election, when candidate John McCain picks a relative unknown, Alaskan governor Sarah Palin, to be his running mate. As the ...
Style: talky, clever, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: politics, campaign, political, world politics, president, corruption, propaganda, state affairs, idealism, greed, honest, journalism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2007, year 2008
Place: alaska, usa, california, new jersey, pennsylvania ...
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System:   54%
    User:   55%
 
Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle
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: hotel, prohibition, addiction, friendship, writing, poetry, writer's life, drugs/alcohol, verbal byplay, writers, relationships, rise and fall ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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    User:   62%
 
 6.2
 35K
Lovelace
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, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, sexual abuse, sex, violence, prostitution, manipulation, adoption, filmmaking, strong sexual content, pornography, death, nudity (topless - notable) ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 2002, year 1970
Place: usa, new jersey, malibu california, florida
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System:   53%
    User:   51%
 
 5.9
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Blaze
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This movie tells the story of the latter years of Earl Long, a flamboyant governor of Louisiana. The aging Earl, an unapologetic habitue of strip joints, falls in love with young stripper Blaze Starr. When Earl and Blaze move in together, ...
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, dramatic, harsh ...
Plot: politics, opposites attract, political, couple relations, romance, mentor, segregation, destructive relationship, forbidden love, doctors, nudity (topless - notable), small town ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, latin america, new jersey
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System:   53%
    User:   45%
 
The Notorious Bettie Page
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, serious, realistic, erotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bdsm, sexual abuse, pornography, censorship, sexuality, rise and fall, investigation, photographer, rape, nudity (topless - notable), innocence lost, sex ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s ...
Place: new york, tennessee, usa, manhattan new york city
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    User:   56%
 
In the Name of the Father
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
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, serious, dramatic, captivating ...
Plot: prison, irish, courtroom, terrorism, torture, lawyer, police corruption, father son relationship, justice, politics, police, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, ireland, europe, london, scotland ...
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    User:   60%
 
You Don't Know Jack
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, compassionate, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: terminal illness, suicide, idealism, cancer, hospital, suffering, against the rules, politics, death, doctors, eccentricity, life & death ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: detroit, michigan, usa
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System:   51%
    User:   46%
 
 6.8
 32K
Private Parts
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The auto-biographical story of Howard Stern, the radio-rebel who is now also a TV-personality, an author and a movie star.
Style: humorous, semi serious, funny, realistic, witty ...
Plot: radio, censorship, rebelliousness, free speech, celebrity culture, radio show, splatter, pornography, media satire, media, storytelling, adaptation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s, 80s, year 1981 ...
Place: new york, usa, detroit, washington d.c.
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System:   51%
    User:   49%
 
 7.1
 45K
Kinsey
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Kinsey is a portrait of researcher Alfred Kinsey, driven to uncover the most private secrets of a nation. What begins for Kinsey as a scientific endeavor soon takes on an intensely personal relevance, ultimately becoming an unexpected journey into ...
Style: sexual, clever, talky, intellectual, serious ...
Plot: sexuality, sex, homosexuality, morality, rebellion, male nudity, pornography, adultery, gay, science, obsessive quest, research ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: indiana, usa, campus
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System:   50%
    User:   44%
 
 6.9
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Basquiat
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, serious, rough, realistic, cerebral ...
Plot: drug abuse, drug addiction, artist, art, heroin, drugs, friendship, mentor, overdose, creativity, homeless, existentialism ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1981
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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System:   49%
    User:   57%
 
 7.2
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Conviction
Genre: Biography, 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, uplifting, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, fighting the system, lawyer, prison, sacrifice, courtroom drama, freedom, guilt, court, dedicated lawyer, death ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
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System:   49%
    User:   56%
 
 7.6
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Milk
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: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: politics, gay, homosexuality, murder, mentor, idealism, courage, prejudice, assassination, gays and lesbians, drinking, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, year 1973, year 1972 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, minnesota, phoenix arizona ...
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System:   48%
    User:   57%
 
 7.3
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Quills
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A nobleman with a literary flair, the Marquis de Sade lives in a madhouse where a beautiful laundry maid smuggles his erotic stories to a printer, defying orders from the asylum's resident priest. The titillating passages whip all of France ...
Style: sexual, erotic, stylized, rough, serious ...
Plot: writer's life, sexuality, censorship, pornography, writing, sex, period piece, fighting the system, male nudity, nudity (topless - notable), writers, insanity ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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System:   47%
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The Last Time I Committed Suicide
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Neal Cassady is living the beat life during the 1940s, working at The Tire Yard and and philandering around town. However, he has visions of a happy life with kids and a white picket fence. When his girlfried, Joan, tries to kill herself he gets ...
Style: talky, stylized, semi serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: writer's life, friendship, on the road, male nudity, buddies, depression, life, romance, suicide, self discovery, sexualized violence, poetry ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: colorado, mexico, usa, new jersey, tokyo ...
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System:   47%
    User:   42%
 
 6.4
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Factory Girl
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, atmospheric, realistic, witty, gloomy ...
Plot: addiction, artist, art, mental illness, drug abuse, drug addiction, dysfunctional family, singer, pornography, storytelling, musician's life, drugs ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s, year 1970 ...
Place: new york, usa, california, new jersey, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   39%
 
Tucker: The Man and His Dream
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: feel good, serious, futuristic, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: underdog, fighting the system, rags to riches, corruption, business, chase, courtroom, cars, dreams, obsessive quest, technology, mentor ...
Time: future, 20th century, 40s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: detroit, usa, california, washington d.c., chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   52%
 
My Week with Marilyn
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, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, actor's life, movie star, depression, celebrity, artists and showbiz, love story, friendship, showgirl, hollywood, showbiz, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: england, california, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   44%
 
 7.0
 25K
Pollock
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: serious, realistic, sincere, melancholic, dramatic ...
Plot: artist, addiction, art, drinking, depression, tragedy, jazz, adultery, creativity, gay, obsession, rise and fall ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 40s, 50s, 1940s ...
Place: new york, usa, long island, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   54%
 
 7.9
 154K
Ed Wood
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: humorous, gothic, offbeat, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: friendship, cross dressing, addiction, dreams, drug addiction, actor, eccentricity, showbiz, filmmaking, hollywood, mentor, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   39%
 
 7.3
 152K
Erin Brockovich
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: touching, factual, captivating, inspirational, uplifting ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: lawyer, environmental, court, justice, investigation, fighting the system, single mother, contamination, uncover truth, righting the wronged, against the odds, relationship vs career ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1993
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   45%
 
 6.7
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Star 80
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
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, realistic, gloomy, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, obsession, death, crumbling marriage, nudity (topless - notable), tragedy, manipulation, domestic disturbance, rise and fall, mentor, couple relations, destructive relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: vancouver, california, los angeles, vancouver british columbia canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   46%
 
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