Movies like Pirates of Silicon Valley

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Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999)
 7.3
 23K
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, rise and fall, workplace, contests and competitions, inventions and discoveries, ambition, computer genius, society, crumbling relationship, lifestyle, rise to the top, rivalry, business venture, unfulfillment, workplace situations, power relations, geek, hippie, businessman, hospital, betrayal ...
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, dramatic and intense films with plots about greed, runaway, corruption, mentor, dialogue, ambition and storytelling mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Pirates of Silicon Valley: The Social Network (2010), Jobs (2013), The Founder (2016), Halt and Catch Fire (2014), Flash of Genius (2008). 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: computers and web, rise to the top, computer genius, ambition, programmer, hacker, social relations, creator, ego clash, hacking, social network, businessman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s
Place: harvard university, usa, california, massachusetts, new york
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 5.9
 90K
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, business, creativity, computers and web, inventions and discoveries, workplace situations, entrepreneur, programmer, ambition, apple computer, perfectionist ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century ...
Place: usa, india, california, new jersey
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100%
 7.2
 101K
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: factual, based on true events, realistic, inspirational, uplifting ...
Plot: business, salesman, fast food, businessman, ambition, family business, mcdonald's restaurant, greed, rags to riches, destiny, capitalism, betrayal ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century
Place: usa, america, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, inventions and discoveries, rivalry, relationship vs career, computer system, partners, dishonesty, ego clash, laptop ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, texas, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, 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 ⇓
100%
 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, talky, melancholic, realistic ...
Plot: prodigy, apple computer, ambition, rise to the top, inventions and discoveries, dialogue driven, technology, friendship, computers and web, father daughter relationship, fired from the job, computer ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: usa, california
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100%
 7.0
 5K
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, sentimental, serious, stylized ...
Plot: filmmaking, bankruptcy, director, obsession, movie business, radio, showbiz, rise and fall, lifestyle, society, fighting the system, ego clash ...
Time: 1940s
Place: wisconsin, new jersey, california
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100%
 6.6
 16K
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, radical ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1961, 1930s
Place: usa, yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 7.5
 61K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.1
 27K
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, disturbing, serious ...
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, 20s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: washington d.c., usa, china, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, feel good
Plot: baseball, sport, rivalry, friendship, fan, against the odds, contests and competitions, fame, buddies, underdog, success, rising to stardom ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1961, 1960s, year 1998
Place: usa, north dakota, new york, new york yankees, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, thought provoking, sincere, factual, suspenseful ...
Plot: wall street, financial crisis, bankruptcy, politics, moral dilemma, state affairs, senator, social problems, race against time, society, corporate world, loan ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2008
Place: usa, new york, washington d.c., california, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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 ⇓
26%
 7.9
 13K
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, intrigue, dishonesty, royal family, state affairs, rivalry, church, society ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe, france, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.2
 17K
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: disturbing, serious, thought provoking, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: disturbing, captivating, thought provoking, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: journalism, ambition, career, research, suspicion, workaholic, workplace, desire for fame, cheating, rivalry, workplace intrigue, self destructing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: haiti, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, uninhibited rivalry, contests and competitions, boss and employee, workplace, ambition, fighting the system, partners, dishonesty, rise to the top, media ...
Time: 80s
Place: manhattan new york city, atlanta georgia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: motivational, captivating, sincere, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: golf, sport, underdog, athlete's life, prodigy, human spirit, ambition, lifestyle, social differences, talented, contests and competitions, struggle ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1930s, 1960s
Place: massachusetts, usa, new jersey, boston, scotland ...
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25%
Movie in collections
 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: sincere, cynical, political comedy, factual, clever ...
Plot: president, politics, americana, election, patriotism, rise to the top, leadership, parents and children, iraq war, head of state, doubts and hesitations, society ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 60s, 70s, contemporary ...
Place: usa, texas, washington d.c., yale university, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.4
 20K
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, 2000s, year 2007
Place: usa, alaska, pennsylvania, florida, phoenix arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.3
 2K
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, head of state, state affairs, obsessive quest, political corruption, dishonesty, destiny, rise and fall, society, introspection, dead brother, real time ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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 ⇓
25%
 7.3
 19K
The Express (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Based on the incredible true story, The Express follows the inspirational life of college football hero Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy.
Style: emotional, uplifting, realistic, serious, inspirational ...
Plot: athlete and trainer, sport, african american, human spirit, american football, racism, ambition, college, rivalry, society, rise to the top, follow your dream ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1940s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: new york, usa, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 6.3
 5K
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, society, political intrigue, manipulations, campaign, rivalry, legal action, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, virginia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Martha, Inc.: The Story of Martha Stewart (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Martha, Inc.: The Story of Martha Stewart is a 2003 NBC TV movie starring Cybill Shepherd as Martha Stewart in which the life of Martha Stewart is outlined starting from her life in New Jersey to the scandal behind her arrest.
Style: realistic, witty, humorous, clever, cynical ...
Plot: ambition, relationship vs career, rise to the top, rise and fall, lifestyle, workplace situations, tv show, celebrity culture, boss and employee, rising to stardom, media satire, obnoxious boss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.7
 98K
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: clever, tense, psychological, sincere, tricky ...
Plot: journalism, president, reporter, politics, tv show, loneliness, scandal, power struggle, lie, uncover truth, mind game, secret ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974, year 1977
Place: california, usa, manhattan new york city, washington d.c., sydney australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.0
 756
Raspoutine (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A group of Russian noblemen want to maintain the monarchy and plan to kill Rasputin.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, stylized
Plot: empress, rise to the top, ambition, rise and fall, political intrigue, state affairs, royal court, society, clergy, battle, conspiracy, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 19th century
Place: russia, europe, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.2
 17K
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, serious, captivating, factual, talky ...
Plot: baseball, sport, friendship, sport team, major league, contests and competitions, ambition, americana, society, historical figure, hopes, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1920s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, boston, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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, coach, hockey, human spirit, grudge, sport team, championship, athlete's life, contests and competitions, opponent ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: usa, milwaukee wisconsin, new york, manhattan new york city, oslo norway ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Crooked E: The Unshredded Truth About Enron (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Brian Cruver, an ambitious 26-year-old lands a job at Enron. As he assimilates to the company's get-rich-quick mantra, spending sprees and wild corporate "gatherings" become the norm. But when Enron files for bankruptcy, Cruver ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, talky, biting
Plot: ambition, fighting the system, uncover truth, rise to the top, rise and fall, workplace romance, corporate crimes, love and romance, couple relations, opposites attract, workplace, whistleblower ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%