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, politics, friends, crimes, society, ambition, rise and fall, bishop, musician's life, artists and showbiz, state affairs, unfulfillment, historical figure, mafia, fbi, president ...
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, artists and showbiz, ambition, racism, friendship, friends and music 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: 139 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, touching, sentimental
Plot: love triangle, friendship, ambition, rise to the top, fall in love, society, youth, rivalry, rising to stardom, love and romance, musician's life, desire for fame ...
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 band, hip hop, friendship, prodigy, musician's life, ambition, rise to the top, rising to stardom, society, racism, showbiz, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, latin america
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75%
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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, uplifting ...
Plot: blues, rise and fall, music, prodigy, friendship, ambition, musician's life, follow your dream, rising to stardom, love triangle, club, rivalry ...
Time: 50s
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, humorous, touching ...
Plot: friendship, hit and run, rise and fall, music, racism, couples, friends, bittersweet, lifestyle, musician's life, love and romance, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 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: ambition, desire for fame, rise and fall, friendship, artists and showbiz, youth, music band, friends, showbiz, unfulfillment, music, bittersweet ...
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: musician's life, lifestyle, music, rise and fall, ambition, rising to stardom, love and romance, showbiz, artists and showbiz, couples, family secret, pianist ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: usa, las vegas, new york, pacific ocean, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: serious, realistic
Plot: murder, friends, injustice, society, life is a bitch, hopes, crimes, fighting the system, discrimination, custody, social differences, down on your luck ...
Time: 70s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: friends, rising to stardom, unfulfillment, rise and fall, desire for fame, music band, music, musician's life, lifestyle, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: disturbing, tense, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: militant, racism, interracial relations, black panthers, revolution, politics, self defense, injustice, state affairs, crimes, rebellion, fighting the system ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, california, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Goodfellas (1990)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 145 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, criminal heroes, friends, mentor, fbi, court, cosa nostra, racial slur ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 20th century, 60s, 80s ...
Place: new york, florida, brooklyn new york city, usa, bronx new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: biting, talky, tense, thought provoking, suspense ...
Plot: racism, manipulation, false accusation, small town, social relations, bishop, injustice, graphic violence, violence spree, political unrest, social decay, social differences ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, serious, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, singer, couples, showbiz, relationship vs career, musician's life, crumbling marriage, desire for fame, lifestyle, music, ambition, rising to stardom ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 70s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: captivating, realistic, serious, stylized
Plot: racism, murder, interracial relations, injustice, life sentence, crimes, rebellion, heroes, legal, legal action, confined, gang ...
Time: 1940s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, psychological, serious, semi serious ...
Plot: hollywood, racism, ambition, showbiz, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, human nature, introspection, manipulation, moral dilemma, manager, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: realistic, serious, atmospheric, stylized, offbeat ...
Plot: punk, punk rock, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, ambition, life is a bitch, musician's life, music, lifestyle, rising to stardom, music band, desire for fame ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, bleak, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: politics, cold war, graphic violence, gangsters, artists and showbiz, legal, society, state affairs, fighting the system, unfulfillment, dishonesty, legal action ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1951
Place: europe, usa, california, france, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: realistic, sentimental, sincere, serious, clever ...
Plot: lsd, politics, president, friendship, fall in love, couples, romance, society, state affairs, head of state, forbidden love, cia ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1963
Place: washington d.c., usa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, talky, semi serious, humorous, witty
Plot: hip hop, musician's life, showbiz, journalism, desire for fame, lifestyle, rise and fall, crimes, buddies, media, artists and showbiz, ambition ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: realistic, serious, thought provoking, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: politics, racism, interracial relations, false accusation, prison, aunt, redemption, death row, legal, rebellion, juvenile delinquency, youth ...
Time: 1940s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: disturbing, realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: fbi, president, head of state, government agency, gays and lesbians, crimes, ambition, gangsters, politics, society, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 1920s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: usa, california, chicago illinois, los angeles, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: country, country music, on the road, relationship vs career, addiction, small town life, small town, showbiz, hopes, performer's life, follow your dream, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: tennessee, usa, nashville tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: touching, sincere, uplifting, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: uncle nephew relationship, racism, interracial relations, friendship, odd couple, society, golden years, family life, charity, family relations, friends, couples ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, sentimental
Plot: adoption, singer, bittersweet, family relations, couples, showbiz, lovers reunited, custody, parents and children, love and romance, artists and showbiz, youth ...
Time: 60s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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: sincere, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: fall in love, life is a bitch, human nature, parents and children, friendship, social differences, interracial relations, society, working class, feminism, family life, soldier ...
Time: 1940s
Place: virginia, usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, realistic, serious, touching, contemplative
Plot: self discovery, friendship, youth, parents and children, family relations, artists and showbiz, unsupportive parent, inspiration, intergenerational friendship, mentor, coming of age, painter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.9
 187
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, suspenseful, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: missing child, young heroes, obsession, racism, interracial relations, parents and children, youth, discrimination, family relations, life is a bitch, family problems, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Daniel (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The fictionalized story of Daniel, the son of Paul and Rochelle Isaacson, who were executed as Soviet spies in the 1950s. As a graduate student in New York in the 1960s, Daniel is involved in the antiwar protest movement and contrasts his ...
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, sincere, contemplative
Plot: espionage, betrayal, politics, undercover, state affairs, injustice, uncover truth, racism, dishonesty, legal, life is a bitch, fighting the system ...
Time: 50s, 60s
Place: usa, new york, asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 4K
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, sincere, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: interracial relations, chase, race against time, on the run, self discovery, bus, racism, bittersweet, romance, kennedy assassination, interracial romance, road trip ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963, year 1968, 70s
Place: washington d.c., texas, usa, dallas texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Pure Country 2: The Gift (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Three angels bestow the gift of song to a young girl, who must follow a series of rules in order hold on to it during her rise to fame and fortune.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, sentimental, contemplative
Plot: country, friendship, desire for fame, musician's life, music, lifestyle, love and romance, rise to the top, americana, friends, overnight success, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee, texas, dallas texas, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Identical (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: During the Great Depression, identical twins are separated at birth. One, Drexel Hemsley becomes a wildly successful '50s rock star, while the other, Ryan Wade, struggles to balance his passion for music and pleasing his parents, who want him ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, touching, exciting ...
Plot: twins, musician, ambition, musician's life, supportive spouse, family relations, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, follow your dream, jazz, twin brother, family secret ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1940s, 1930s, 60s ...
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%