Movies like The Rat Pack

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The Rat Pack (1998)
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The Rat Pack (1998)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After a brief flash-forward to Frank Sinatra as an old man, saying "I miss my guys," the movie's main narrative begins during high points in the solo careers of the Rat Pack: Dean Martin has become a big success despite the breakup of his partnership with Jerry Lewis; Sinatra's career is at its peak; Sammy Davis, Jr., is making a comeback after a near fatal car crash, and standup comic Joey Bishop is gaining exposure as an opening act for the other three. The Pack becomes complete when Sinatra reconciles with actor Peter Lawford, who has been ostracized since being seen out publicly with Sinatra's ex-wife, Ava Gardner.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, talky
Plot: racism, friendship, interracial relations, nightclub, showbiz, wiretap, kennedy family, presidential candidate, sailboat, gangsters, crimes, friends, politics, ambition, artists and showbiz, rise and fall, society, musician's life, bishop, state affairs, unfulfillment, historical figure, mafia, fbi, actor ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 1960s
Place: las vegas

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Most similar movies to The Rat Pack

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sentimental films with plots about society, racism, friendship, artists and showbiz, ambition, life is a bitch and friends mostly in Drama, Musical and Music genres. Some movies like The Rat Pack: Out of Tune (2008), Antonia (2006), Honeydripper (2007), The Five Heartbeats (1991), Hated (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Out of Tune (2008)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: Brazil
Duration: 128 min.
Story: 'Slightly Out Of Tune' is about a group of friends who come of age during the political turmoil that plagued Brazil in the 1960's and 70's. Together, these musicians form a band called "Os Desafinados" and become a part ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: friendship, love triangle, rise to the top, ambition, fall in love, rivalry, desire for fame, society, rising to stardom, love and romance, youth, musician's life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, new york
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95%
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Antonia (2006)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: Brazil
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Determined to escape their poverty-stricken lives, four talented young women living on the outskirts of Sao Paulo, Brazil, form an all-female rap group but find their road to success is riddled with sexism, racism, and violence. One by one, they ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: music, music band, hip hop, prodigy, rising to stardom, ambition, rise to the top, musician's life, friendship, society, artists and showbiz, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, brazil
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73%
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Honeydripper (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In 1950s Alabama, the owner of the Honeydripper juke joint finds his business dropping off and against his better judgment, hires a young electric guitarist in a last ditch effort to draw crowds during harvest time.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: blues, rise and fall, music, friendship, prodigy, rising to stardom, ambition, follow your dream, musician's life, love triangle, club, crimes ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Five Heartbeats (1991)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In the early 1960's, a quintet of hopeful, young African-American men form an amateur vocal group called The Five Heartbeats. After an initially rocky start, the group improves, turns pro, and rises to become a top flight music sensation. Along ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, rise and fall, hit and run, music, racism, couples, friends, drug abuse, showbiz, addiction, r&b, love affair ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Hated (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll are what a young underground punk band are striving for, but once they get a taste of it, they are forced to decide how far they're willing to go for fame and fortune and who they're willing to leave ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, desire for fame, rise and fall, ambition, music band, youth, artists and showbiz, showbiz, friends, punk, bittersweet, music ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.7
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Beyond the Sea (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the life and career of legendary entertainer, Bobby Darin, the biopic moves back and forth between his childhood and adulthood, to tell the tale of his remarkable life. Kevin Spacey did his own singing for Beyond the Sea, recreating Bobby ...
Style: sentimental, touching, stylized, realistic, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: lifestyle, musician's life, music, rising to stardom, ambition, rise and fall, love and romance, showbiz, couples, artists and showbiz, family secret, election ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s
Place: usa, las vegas, italy, beverly hills, pacific ocean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Lost in the Stars (1974)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Musical from the American Film Theatre series, based on the play Cry The Beloved Country.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: murder, oldies, interracial relations, racism, courtroom drama, friendship, injustice, friends, society, human spirit, discrimination, custody ...
Time: 70s
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 571
Flame (1975)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Light the Rock 'n Roll spark with a Flame in the guise of Dave, Noddy, Jim and Don and their showcase of the rise and demise of rock band Flame. Set in the hardships of North England's seventies working class society and music scene. This ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: rock, innocence lost, friends, artists and showbiz, rise to the top, music band, rising to stardom, musician's life, rise and fall, lifestyle, music, ambition ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Panther (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Panther is a semi-historic film about the origins of The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. The movie spans about 3 years (1966-68) of the Black Panther's history in Oakland. Panther also uses historical footage (B/W) to emphasize some ...
Style: controversial, disturbing, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: militant, racism, interracial relations, black panther party, black panthers, revolution, politics, state affairs, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, california, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Goodfellas (1990)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, rise and fall, crimes, friends, mentor, drug traffic, fbi, criminal heroes, shooting, racial slur ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1979 ...
Place: new york, florida, brooklyn new york city, usa, bronx new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.1
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Sweet Dreams (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Lange stunningly portrays Patsy Cline, the velvet-voiced country singer who died in a tragic plane crash.
Style: realistic, factual, atmospheric, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: fame, air disaster, musician's life, ambition, historical figure, love and romance, family problems, showbiz, country music, rising to stardom, desire for fame, celebrity culture ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: nashville tennessee, west virginia, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Intruder (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A man in a gleaming white suit comes to a small Southern town on the eve of integration. He calls himself a social reformer. But what he does is stir up trouble--trouble he soon finds he can't control.
Style: disturbing, sincere, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: racism, false accusation, small town, manipulation, political unrest, small town life, social differences, violence spree, social decay, interracial relations, bishop, social relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Boycott (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: This made-for-TV movie dramatizes the historic boycott of public buses in the 1950s, led by civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, talky
Plot: interracial relations, racism, civil rights movement, social activism, protest, racial prejudice, discrimination, social differences, human spirit, fighting the system, rebellion, social decay ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, alabama
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42%
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Zoot Suit (1981)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Part fact and part fiction, Zoot Suit is the film version of Luis Valdez's critically acclaimed play, based on the actual Sleepy Lagoon murder case and the zoot suit riots of 1940s Los Angeles. Henry Reyna is the leader of a group of ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating, adaptation directed by original author
Plot: murder, interracial relations, racism, mexican american, heroes, protagonist as suspect, legal, fighting the system, dishonesty, confined, legal action, society ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Guilty by Suspicion (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This compelling story vividly recreates Hollywood's infamous 'Blacklist Era'. The witch-hunt has begun and director David Merrill can revive his stalled career by testifying against friends who are suspected communists. Merrill's ...
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: politics, cold war, injustice, graphic violence, profanity, dishonesty, legal, gangsters, legal action, unfulfillment, state affairs, fighting the system ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1951
Place: california, europe, usa, france, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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In the Dark (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Hollywood messenger must endure cruelty and humiliation as he struggles for a chance to succeed. But when he's offered a lucrative opportunity, he must decide between compromising his closest friendship or giving his racist bosses the ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, psychological, semi serious ...
Plot: hollywood, racism, ambition, showbiz, filmmaking, introspection, human nature, artists and showbiz, manipulation, moral dilemma, crimes, manager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
An American Affair (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the early 1960s, teenager Adam Stafford (Cameron Bright) becomes obsessed with his new neighbor, Catherine Caswell (Gretchen Mol), a divorcée and free spirit. Stafford spies on Caswell as she meets with strange men, and, despite the warnings of ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: politics, lsd, couples, fall in love, friendship, romance, forbidden love, head of state, state affairs, society, cia, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1963, 1960s
Place: usa, washington d.c., cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Sinatra (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 250 min.
TV show
Story: An extensive biopic of one of the most famous entertainers of the 20th century - Frank Sinatra. The only thing that could engage the public more than his songs and films was his sometimes controversial private life.
Style: captivating, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: music, friendship, singer, showbiz, relationship vs career, oldies, rising to stardom, musician's life, ambition, couples, crumbling marriage, desire for fame ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 60s, 50s, 40s ...
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Death of a Dynasty (2003)
Genre: Musical, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A story which centers around Dave Katz, a journalist at a hip-hop magazine who is sent on assignment to uncover the often comedic underworld of Roc-a-Fella Records run by Damon Dash and Jay-Z.
Style: realistic, semi serious, talky, humorous, witty
Plot: hip hop, musician's life, showbiz, journalism, lifestyle, desire for fame, crimes, buddies, rise and fall, media, ambition, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Breaking Glass (1980)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Breaking Glass is the story of punk singer Kate and her meteoric rise to stardom. Starting out in the rock pubs of London, Kate, assisted by her manager Danny, becomes a huge star overnight. Once at the top the pressure is immense as Kate's ...
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: music, punk, punk rock, musician's life, rising to stardom, unfulfillment, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, showbiz, drug abuse, celebrity culture, rock ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story of an old Jewish widow named Daisy Werthan and her relationship with her colored chauffeur Hoke. From an initial mere work relationship grew in 25 years a strong friendship between the two very different characters in a time when those ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, witty, intense, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: golden years, elderly, master and servant, civil rights, interracial relations, racial slur, friendship, self discovery, chauffeur, african american, prejudice, social differences ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 1940s, 60s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, georgia, atlanta, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
A Lesson Before Dying (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the 1940's South, an African-American man is wrongly accused of the killing a a white store owner. In his defense, his white attorney equates him with a lowly hog, to indicate that he didn't have the sense to know what he was doing. ...
Style: bleak, emotional, sincere, uplifting, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, false accusation, interracial relations, racism, prison, convenience store, aunt, redemption, death row, rebellion, society, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Blue Valley Songbird (1999)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Country singer Leana Taylor (Dolly Parton) struggles to escape from her controlling manager/boyfriend Hank (John Terry) as well as her troubled past. After turning to her guitarist (Billy Dean), Leanna finally faces her past, including her estranged ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: small town, on the road, relationship vs career, country, small town life, rising to stardom, desire for fame, lifestyle, hopes, artists and showbiz, music, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: tennessee, usa, nashville tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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A Storm in Summer (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set in 1969, Abel Shaddick, a crotchety deli owner, has a grudge against virtually everyone in his upstate New York town of Fairview, particularly against his slacker nephew Stanley who lives behind the shop. Without telling his uncle, Stanley ...
Style: sincere, touching, feel good, uplifting, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: uncle nephew relationship, racism, interracial relations, friendship, odd couple, society, golden years, family life, charity, family relations, couples, friends ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
I Could Go on Singing (1963)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jenny Bowman is a successful singer who, while on an engagement at the London Palladium, visits David Donne to see her son Matt again, spending a few glorious days with him while his father is away in Rome in an attempt to attain the family that she ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: adoption, singer, couples, family relations, orchestral, youth, love and romance, musician's life, artists and showbiz, single parent, lovers reunited, parents and children ...
Time: 60s
Place: london, england
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33%
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Love Field (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Dallas housewife Lurene Hallett's life revolves around the doings of Jacqueline Kennedy. She is devastated when President Kennedy is shot a few hours after she sees him arrive in Dallas. Despite her husband Ray's prohibition, she decides ...
Style: touching, feel good, uplifting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: interracial relations, chase, self discovery, on the run, race against time, racism, bus, bittersweet, romance, kennedy assassination, road trip, chases and races ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1963, year 1968 ...
Place: washington d.c., texas, usa, dallas texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The files that escaped the shredder have become an incredible motion picture. From the Kennedys to Martin Luther King. From cab drivers to Congressmen. From housewives to hostesses. He had something on 58 million people. It was all in his files. Now ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: fbi, watergate, government agency, ambition, head of state, social decay, megalomaniac, dishonesty, law enforcement, gangsters, crimes, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 50s, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., los angeles, california, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Rising Place (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The close friendship of two young women, each of a different race, and their struggle to find purpose in their lives during this time of social injustice and world war.
Style: touching, serious, sincere, sentimental, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, fall in love, human nature, social differences, parents and children, feminism, society, pregnancy, working class, soldier, injustice, interracial relations ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: virginia, mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Local Color (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A successful artist looks back with loving memories on the summer of his defining year, 1974. A talented but troubled 18-year-old aspiring artist befriends a brilliant elderly alcoholic painter who has turned his back on not only art but life. The ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: friendship, self discovery, youth, family relations, parents and children, unsupportive parent, artists and showbiz, inspiration, mentor, intergenerational friendship, coming of age, painter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.0
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White Water (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: White Water is the story of a 7 year-old black kid in segregated 1963 Opelika, Alabama who becomes obsessed with the desire to taste the water from the "white's only" drinking fountain and sets out on a quest to do the unthinkable: ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: missing child, young heroes, society, obsession, youth, racism, interracial relations, family problems, life is a bitch, discrimination, parents and children, danger ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%