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Harishchandrachi Factory (2009)
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Harishchandrachi Factory (2009)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The movie depicts efforts and struggle by Dadasaheb Falke for creating first motion picture in India - Raja Harishchandra.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, stylized, cult film
Plot: optimism, against the odds, filmmaking, ambition, showbiz, artists and showbiz, friendship, visionary, passion, husband wife relationship, actor playing female role, film within a film, society, prostitute, ship, train, photograph, vegetarian, mute, optimist, film history, loss of eyesight, ambitious man, film projector, man dressed as a woman ...
Time: 1910s
Place: india, asia, london

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, captivating, serious and stylized films with plots about artists and showbiz, ambition, showbiz, filmmaking, friendship, actor's life and couples mostly in Drama, Biography and Comedy genres. Some movies like Harishchandrachi Factory: Cantinflas (2014), The Rest is Silence (2007), Polanski Unauthorized (2009), Margot (2009), Bollywood Calling (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Fantastic World of Juan Orol (2012)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mexico’s half-forgotten B-movie master, “involuntary surrealist” Juan Orol (1897–1988), receives a pitch-perfect tribute in this deft, irresistible love letter to a self-made man of showbiz whose career spanned half a century and nearly 60 ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Cantinflas (2014)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mike Todd is a Broadway producer struggling to produce the film. Around the World in 80 Days. In Mexico, Mario Moreno, a young entertainer is struggling to get some respect, and he manages to become a star. A twist of faith makes them partners. ...
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Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 50s, 40s ...
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The Rest is Silence (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In 1911-12, the Romanian movie director Grigore Brezianu and the financial tycoon Leon Popescu made together the 2 hours long movie "Romania's Independence" - an as faithful as possible screen adaptation of the real Independence War ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching
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Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: hungary, europe, romania
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Polanski Unauthorized (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An unauthorized chronicle of the life of Roman Polanski.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, captivating, sexy ...
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Place: europe, usa
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Margot (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story (2014)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story delves into the experiences of six unknown young actors placed into the Hollywood spotlight, exposing the challenges of growing up under public scrutiny.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental
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Country: India
Duration: 101 min.
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See Arnold Run (2005)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This biographical docu-drama alternates between two parallel threads in the life of Arnold Schwarzenegger: his formative early years as the repeat winner of the Mr. Olympia body-building championship; and his modern foray into the world of politics, ...
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Ed Wood (1994)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
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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.
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 107 min.
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RKO 281 (1999)
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