Movies like Pirates of Silicon Valley

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Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999)
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Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: This film is the semi-humorous documentary about the men who made the world of technology what it is today, their struggles during college, the founding of their companies, and the ingenious actions they took to build up the global corporate empires of Apple Computer Inc. and Microsoft Corporation.
Style: tense, talky, clever, sincere, serious, biting, realistic, dramatic, factual, interesting ...
Plot: programmer, computers and web, college, apple computer, computer, inventions and discoveries, rise and fall, workplace, contests and competitions, ambition, computer genius, society, crumbling relationship, lifestyle, rise to the top, rivalry, workplace situations, unfulfillment, business venture, power relations, geek, hippie, businessman, betrayal, beach ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, future
Place: usa, california

Most similar movies to Pirates of Silicon Valley

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, interesting and dramatic films with plots about greed, corruption, runaway, mentor, dialogue, storytelling and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Pirates of Silicon Valley: The Social Network (2010), Jobs (2013), The Founder (2016), Steve Jobs (2015), Halt and Catch Fire (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Social Network (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room as a small site among ...
Style: clever, intellectual, realistic, serious, talky ...
Plot: programmer, computers and web, ambition, computer genius, rise to the top, inventions and discoveries, hacker, social relations, creator, ego clash, social network, businessman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2003
Place: harvard university, usa, california, massachusetts, new york
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 5.9
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Jobs (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of Steve Jobs' ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century.
Style: serious, realistic, factual, inspirational, captivating ...
Plot: rise to the top, prodigy, inventions and discoveries, creativity, computers and web, workplace situations, entrepreneur, business, programmer, ambition, apple computer, perfectionist ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary ...
Place: usa, india, california, new jersey
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 7.2
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The Founder (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The true story of how Ray Kroc, a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers’ speedy system of making the food and saw franchise ...
Style: based on true events, factual, realistic, clever, inspirational ...
Plot: business, salesman, family business, fast food, ambition, businessman, rags to riches, greed, capitalism, betrayal, twists & turns, destiny ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century
Place: mcdonald's restaurant, usa, america, california
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 7.2
 141K
Steve Jobs (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.
Style: serious, factual, clever, talky, melancholic ...
Plot: prodigy, apple computer, ambition, rise to the top, dialogue driven, technology, friendship, father daughter relationship, inventions and discoveries, fired from the job, computer, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s, year 1984 ...
Place: usa, california
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Halt and Catch Fire (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Set in the early 1980s, and about a fictional visionary, an engineer and a prodigy whose innovations confronts the corporate behemoths of the time. Their personal and professional partnership will be challenged by greed and ego while charting the ...
Style: realistic, serious, clever, captivating, melancholic
Plot: programmer, supportive spouse, workplace situations, computers and web, relationship vs career, rivalry, partners, computer system, dishonesty, ego clash, laptop, financial problem ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, texas, dallas texas
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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, sincere, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: inventions and discoveries, lawsuit, nervous breakdown, underdog, legal action, designer, rebellion, visionary, ambition, obsessive quest, hopes, disgruntled ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 80s
Place: usa, michigan, detroit, california
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RKO 281 (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A film about the making of Citizen Kane. Orson Welles produces his greatest film, Citizen Kane, despite the opposition of the film's de facto subject, William Randolph Hearst.
Style: talky, realistic, clever, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: bankruptcy, filmmaking, director, obsession, movie business, radio, showbiz, lifestyle, rise and fall, society, mogul, power of media ...
Time: 1940s
Place: wisconsin, new jersey, california
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Experimenter (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Yale University, 1961. Stanley Milgram designs a psychology experiment that still resonates to this day, in which people think they’re delivering painful electric shocks to an affable stranger strapped into a chair in another room. Despite his ...
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, enigmatic, disturbing ...
Plot: psychology, experiment, couple relations, human nature, workplace, inventions and discoveries, science, electric shock, controversy, insanity, elephant, talking to the camera ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1961, 1930s
Place: usa, yale university
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26%
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Quiz Show (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Quiz Show is a 1994 American historical drama film which tells the true story of the Twenty One quiz show scandal of the 1950s.
Style: intellectual, clever, realistic, serious, talky ...
Plot: investigation, moral dilemma, cheating, contests and competitions, media, prejudice, advertising, ethics, fame, corruption, greed, lawyer ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: usa, new york, boston
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25%
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Nixon (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 192 min.
Story: An all-star cast powers this epic look at American President Richard M. Nixon, a man carrying the fate of the world on his shoulders while battling the self-destructive demands within. Spanning his troubled boyhood in California to the shocking ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, sincere, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, government, rise and fall, vietnam war, campaign, historical figure, life is a bitch, presidential election, ambition, political conspiracy, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 30s, 70s, 60s ...
Place: washington d.c., usa, china, california, texas
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25%
Too Big to Fail (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the bestselling book by Andrew Ross Sorkin, 'Too Big to Fail' offers an intimate look at the epochal financial crisis of 2008 and the powerful men and women who decided the fate of the world's economy in a matter of a few ...
Style: tense, realistic, talky, serious, sincere ...
Plot: wall street, financial crisis, bankruptcy, stock broker, politics, republican, moral dilemma, loan, society, corporate world, state affairs, debt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2008
Place: new york, usa, washington d.c., middle east, california
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24%
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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: 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
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22%
 7.8
 13K
61* (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In 1961, Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle played for the New York Yankees. One, Mantle, was universally loved, while the other, Maris, was universally hated. Both men started off with a bang, and both were nearing Babe Ruth's 60 home run record. ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, feel good, serious, sincere
Plot: baseball, sport, friendship, rivalry, fan, sport team, friends, against the odds, couples, lifestyle, fame, ambition ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1998, year 1961, 1960s
Place: north dakota, new york, usa, florida, st. louis missouri ...
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Shattered Glass (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Fact-based 2003 drama about the young journalist Stephen Glass, who got a job at The New Republic in 1995 and for three years fabricated at least half of the stories he wrote.
Style: clever, realistic, talky, disturbing, biting ...
Plot: journalism, suspicion, ambition, workaholic, career, research, media, workplace, rivalry, staff, workplace intrigue, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., haiti
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Becket (1964)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: King Henry II of England has trouble with the Church. When the Archbishop of Canterbury dies, he has a brilliant idea. Rather than appoint another pious cleric loyal to Rome and the Church, he will appoint his old drinking and wenching buddy, Thomas ...
Style: epic, tense, talky, clever, realistic ...
Plot: bishop, friendship, betrayal, politics, archbishop, dishonesty, royal family, friends, religions or cults, rivalry, intrigue, church ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe, france, california
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21%
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Silkwood (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: The story of Karen Silkwood, a metallurgy worker at a plutonium processing plant who was purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing blatant worker safety violations at the plant.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, serious, bleak, touching ...
Plot: radiation, research, working class, whistleblower, contamination, workplace, uncover truth, corporate crimes, workplace situations, company, conspiracy, plutonium ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1974
Place: oklahoma, usa, washington d.c., california
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21%
The Current War (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Electricity titans Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse compete to create a sustainable system and market it to the American people.
Style: intellectual, realistic, clever, serious, intense ...
Plot: inventions and discoveries, science and technology, science, inventor, historical character, invention, discovery, competition, nerd, argument, mentor, ambition ...
Time: 19th century
Place: chicago illinois
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21%
 6.3
 45K
W. (2008)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: USA, Australia, Hong Kong, Switzerland, China
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Whether you love him or hate him, there is no question that George W. Bush is one of the most controversial public figures in recent memory. W takes viewers through Bush’s eventful life -- his struggles and triumphs, how he found both his wife and ...
Style: cynical, sincere, realistic, serious, clever ...
Plot: politics, president, patriotism, election, americana, iraq war, leadership, drugs/alcohol, doubts and hesitations, christianity, invasion, belief ...
Time: 70s, 21st century, 20th century, 60s, 80s ...
Place: usa, texas, washington d.c., yale university, iraq ...
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Barbarians at the Gate (1993)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A television movie based upon the book by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar, about the leveraged buyout (LBO) of RJR Nabisco.
Style: realistic, talky, witty, humorous, biting ...
Plot: dinner party, wall street, boss and employee, uninhibited rivalry, rise to the top, ambition, media, partners, fighting the system, dishonesty, workplace situations, contests and competitions ...
Time: 80s
Place: manhattan new york city, atlanta georgia, california
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The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A biopic of 20-year-old Francis Ouimet who defeated his golfing idol and 1900 US Open Champion, Harry Vardon.
Style: serious, sentimental, captivating, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: golf, sport, underdog, salesman, rivalry, contests and competitions, hopes, athlete's life, human spirit, prodigy, ambition, rainy ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1930s, 1960s
Place: massachusetts, usa, new jersey, boston, scotland ...
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Game Change (2012)
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, realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: politics, campaign, election, presidential election, republican, conservative, republican party, american politics, ambition, state affairs, americana, government official ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2008, year 2007, 2000s
Place: usa, alaska, iraq, arizona, north korea ...
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20%
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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, 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
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20%
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Secret Honor (1984)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this speculative one-man drama, we see former President Richard Milhous Nixon alone in his study, dictating his thoughts into a tape recorder. His only company are a four-screen closed-circuit TV setup, the portraits on the walls, a bottle of ...
Style: talky, semi serious, realistic, sincere, one man show ...
Plot: politics, state affairs, obsessive quest, head of state, political corruption, dishonesty, introspection, rise and fall, society, destiny, real time, tragedy ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
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20%
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True Colors (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two law school friends find themselves at odds when one becomes a Justice Department lawyer and the other goes into politics.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, talky, intense ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, college, friendship, betrayal, political intrigue, society, manipulations, campaign, dishonesty, legal action, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, virginia, new jersey, california
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20%
 7.7
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Frost/Nixon (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: For three years after being forced from office, Nixon remained silent. But in summer 1977, the steely, cunning former commander-in-chief agreed to sit for one all-inclusive interview to confront the questions of his time in office and the Watergate ...
Style: tense, talky, clever, realistic, serious ...
Plot: reporter, journalism, journalist, president, politics, loneliness, tv show, politician, lie, scandal, producer, mind game ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1977, year 1974
Place: california, usa, manhattan new york city, washington d.c., sydney australia ...
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20%
 7.5
 44K
Miracle (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In 1980, the United States Ice Hockey team's coach, Herb Brooks, put a ragtag squad of college kids up against the legendary juggernaut from the Soviet Union at the Olympic Games. Despite the long odds, Team USA carried the pride of a nation ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sincere, captivating, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens, kids
Plot: ice hockey, underdog, sport, hockey, coach, human spirit, grudge, athlete's life, championship, contests and competitions, opponent, sport team ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, milwaukee wisconsin, new york, minnesota, soviet union ...
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19%
 7.2
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Eight Men Out (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The great Chicago White Sox team of 1919 is the saddest team to ever win a pennent. The team is bitter at their penny pincher owner, Charles Comiskey, and at their own teammates. Gamblers take advantage of this opportunity to offer some players $ to ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, factual, talky ...
Plot: baseball, sport, friendship, sport team, major league, contests and competitions, ambition, americana, society, historical figure, dishonesty, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1920s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, boston, california
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19%
A Woman Called Golda (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 191 min.
Story: The story of the Russian-born, Wisconsin-raised woman who rose to become Israel's prime minister in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: politics, head of state, leadership, introspection, society, ambition, human spirit, rise to the top, state affairs, hopes, terminal illness, historical figure ...
Time: 1960s, 70s, 20th century, 60s, 30s ...
Place: israel, milwaukee wisconsin, wisconsin, middle east, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.4
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Cesar Chavez (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A biography of the civil-rights activist and labor organizer Cesar Chavez. Chronicling the birth of a modern American labour movement, Cesar Chavez tells the story of the famed civil rights leader and labour organiser torn between his duties as a ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense
Plot: labor union, boss and employee, life is a bitch, hopes, social relations, power relations, rebellion, society, workplace situations, idealism, leadership, fighting the system ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
And the Band Played On (1993)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The story of the discovery of the AIDS epidemic and the political infighting of the scientific community hampering the early fight with it.
Style: touching, talky, uplifting, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: aids, gay, hiv, doctor, epidemic, terminal illness, deadly virus, virus, fighting the system, rivalry, social activist, human spirit ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, africa, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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