Movies like The Social Network

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The Social Network (2010)
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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 friends soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history... but for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications.
Style: clever, realistic, intellectual, serious, talky, based on true events, emotional, witty, captivating, dramatic ...
Plot: computers and web, ambition, rise to the top, programmer, computer genius, hacker, inventions and discoveries, social relations, creator, ego clash, betrayal, businessman, geek, social network, millionaire, intelligence, facebook, rivalry, college, entrepreneur, arrogance, student life, student, obsession, legal action ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2003
Place: harvard university, usa, california, massachusetts, new york

Most similar movies to The Social Network

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, interesting and intense films with plots about ambition, greed, runaway, mentor, corruption, storytelling and dialogue mostly in Drama, Biography and Crime genres. Some movies like The Social Network: Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999), The Founder (2016), Jobs (2013), Steve Jobs (2015), Moneyball (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ...
Style: tense, talky, clever, serious, sincere ...
Plot: programmer, inventions and discoveries, computers and web, college, apple computer, rise and fall, workplace, workplace situations, unfulfillment, contests and competitions, ambition, rise to the top ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, future
Place: usa, california
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100%
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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, cerebral, factual, realistic, motivational ...
Plot: business, salesman, family business, fast food, ambition, businessman, rags to riches, greed, capitalism, betrayal, twists & turns, destiny ...
Time: 1950s
Place: mcdonald's restaurant, usa, america, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 88K
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, computers and web, workplace situations, inventions and discoveries, entrepreneur, business, creativity, programmer, ambition, apple computer, perfectionist ...
Time: 70s, 21st century, 90s, 20th century, 80s ...
Place: usa, india, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 7.2
 139K
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, computers and web, technology, friendship, father daughter relationship, inventions and discoveries, fired from the job, computer ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.6
 323K
Moneyball (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The story of Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to put together a baseball team on a budget, by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players.
Style: captivating, realistic, feel good, inspirational, factual ...
Plot: sport, baseball, success, rise to the top, team, manager, mathematics, ambition, teamwork, hopes, coach, determination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, california, oakland california, boston, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, workplace situations, supportive spouse, computers and web, relationship vs career, ego clash, partners, dishonesty, computer system, rivalry, laptop, financial problem ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, texas, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Based on a true story. Liz Murray is a young girl who is taken care of by her loving, but drug-addicted parents. Liz becomes homeless at 15 and after a tragedy comes upon her, she begins her work to finish high school.
Style: captivating, sincere, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: university, aids, lifestyle, ambition, power relations, kids in trouble, street kid, teenage life, human spirit, family problems, society, against the odds ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: As the global economy teeters on the brink of disaster, a young Wall Street trader partners with disgraced former Wall Street corporate raider Gordon Gekko on a two tiered mission: To alert the financial community to the coming doom, and to find out ...
Style: stylized, captivating, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: rivalry, betrayal, ambition, wall street, stock broker, finance, vengeance, take over, yuppie, manager, success, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2001, year 2008
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, zurich switzerland, tower bridge london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: serious, sincere, sentimental, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: inventions and discoveries, lawsuit, nervous breakdown, underdog, legal, powerful corporation, ambition, against the odds, visionary, rebellion, disgruntled, legal action ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: usa, michigan, detroit, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration. Based on Jordan Belfort's autobiography.
Style: clever, captivating, realistic, biting, cynical ...
Plot: rise and fall, success, ambition, money, cons and scams, wall street, corruption, millionaire, hotshot hero, blind ambition, strong sexual content, greed ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1987, year 1983
Place: usa, new york, geneva switzerland, mediterranean sea, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The End of the Tour (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace, which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace's groundbreaking epic novel, 'Infinite Jest.'
Style: talky, serious, sincere, realistic, intellectual ...
Plot: loneliness, journalism, media, writer's life, artists and showbiz, existentialism, depression, suicide, book, friendship, death, drink ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1996, 1990s
Place: usa, illinois, mcdonald's restaurant, minneapolis minnesota, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.
Style: sentimental, emotional, inspirational, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, life is a bitch, against the odds, rise to the top, down on your luck, single parent, hopes, success, ambition, life, parents and children, financial problem ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Underground: The Julian Assange Story (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Julian Assange is one of the most significant figures of the twenty first century. But before he was famous, before WikiLeaks, before the internet even existed, he was a teenage computer hacker in Melbourne. This is his story. In 1989, known as ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: hacker, computer system, programmer, computers and web, teenage life, computer genius, fighting the system, rebellion, troublemaker, computer virus, prank, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
My Week with Marilyn (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sir Laurence Olivier is making a movie in London. Young Colin Clark, an eager film student, wants to be involved and he navigates himself a job on the set. When film star Marilyn Monroe arrives for the start of shooting, all of London is excited to ...
Style: sentimental, factual, melancholic, romantic, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: filmmaking, movie star, showgirl, actor's life, celebrity, crumbling relationship, drinking problem, ambition, fame, hot and sexy, nervous breakdown, showbiz ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, california, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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, sentimental, clever, stylized ...
Plot: filmmaking, bankruptcy, director, obsession, movie business, media, lifestyle, rise and fall, society, showbiz, ego clash, fighting the system ...
Time: 1940s
Place: wisconsin, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
There Will Be Blood (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Ruthless silver miner, turned oil prospector, Daniel Plainview moves to oil-rich California. Using his adopted son to project a trustworthy, family-man image, Plainview cons local landowners into selling him their valuable properties for a pittance. ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: greed, character study, rise to the top, ambition, villain, oil, rivalry, money, obsession, small town, evil, arson ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 20s, turn of the century ...
Place: california, mine, usa, los angeles, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.9
 21K
Puncture (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A David and Goliath law drama about a drug-addicted lawyer who takes on a health supply corporation while battling his own personal demons.
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, law firm, lawsuit, courtroom, public health, righting the wronged, against the odds, legal action, fighting the system, corporate crimes, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1998, year 1995
Place: washington d.c., usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Education of Charlie Banks (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: College student Charlie Banks has to face old problems when the bully he had an unpleasant encounter with back in high school shows up on his campus.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, suspense
Plot: college, coming of age, college life, haunted by the past, youth, moral dilemma, buddies, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love triangle, roommate, betrayal, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, campus, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Larry Flynt is the hedonistically obnoxious, but indomitable, publisher of Hustler magazine. The film recounts his struggle to make an honest living publishing his girlie magazine and how it changes into a battle to protect the freedom of speech for ...
Style: semi serious, captivating, witty, factual, sexual ...
Plot: pornography, courtroom drama, millionaire, against the rules, aids, lawsuit, civil rights, fighting the system, rebellion, rise to the top, legal, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s
Place: kentucky, usa, cincinnati ohio, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on a true story. Shortly after World War II, Preston Tucker is a dynamic engineer and an enthusiastic showman who envisions the car of the future. Against mighty odds he manages to build a fleet of them - only to have his factory shut down by ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, feel good, futuristic ...
Plot: underdog, visionary, americana, car, fighting the system, senator, friends, friendship, state affairs, designer, society, courtroom drama ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, future, 1950s
Place: detroit, usa, chicago illinois, washington d.c., california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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The Deal (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It is approaching an election in the UK when the leader of the Labour party, John Smith, suffers another in a line of heart attacks and dies. With the leadership campaign about to start the clear choice appears to be Gordon Brown, a stanch Scotsman. ...
Style: realistic, serious, clever, sincere, talky ...
Plot: politics, ambition, betrayal, head of state, royal family, political intrigue, political corruption, dishonesty, leadership, society, friendship, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Brooke Ellison Story (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Rendered a quadriplegic since a child from a near-fatal neck injury, a young girl fights against all odds to succeed in life from grade school to her acceptance into college under the assistance of her loyal and dedicated mother.
Style: sincere, serious, emotional, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: hospital, high school, college, parents and children, family in crisis, unfulfillment, social misfits, life is a bitch, rehabilitation, coming of age, youth, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 6K
Takedown (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Kevin Mitnick is quite possibly the best hacker in the world. Hunting for more and more information, seeking more and more cyber-trophies every day, he constantly looks for bigger challenges. When he breaks into the computer of a security expert and ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic, ironic, talky ...
Plot: hacker, crimes, rivalry, mind game, chase, police investigation, computers and web, cons and scams, criminal heroes, law enforcement, greed, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 7.3
 157K
Erin Brockovich (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A twice-divorced mother of three who sees an injustice, takes on the bad guy and wins -- with a little help from her push-up bra. Erin goes to work for an attorney and comes across medical records describing illnesses clustered in one nearby town. ...
Style: captivating, factual, touching, uplifting, inspirational ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: against the odds, justice, single mother, lawyer, righting the wronged, contamination, relationship vs career, uncover truth, fighting the system, corruption, environmental, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1993
Place: usa, los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.6
 854
Purpose (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A software developer becomes a billionaire and is distracted by fame, greed and power, then must save his invention and company from a hostile takeover.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, stylized
Plot: redemption, materialism, lifestyle, rivalry, love and romance, rise to the top, uninhibited rivalry, computers and web, relationship vs career, infidelity, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.9
 18K
Basquiat (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Director Julian Schnabel illustrates the portrait of his friend, the first African-American pop artist Jean-Michel Basquiat who unfortunately died at a young age and just as he was beginning to make a name for himself in the art world. Alongside the ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, realistic, captivating, factual ...
Plot: drug abuse, friendship, basketball, rising to stardom, self destructing, society, rise and fall, overdose, celebrity culture, self discovery, ambition, human spirit ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.3
 24K
Temple Grandin (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of top scientists in humane livestock handling.
Style: touching, sincere, inspirational, emotional, compassionate ...
Plot: autism, against the odds, human spirit, female protagonist, inventions and discoveries, scientist, mother daughter relationship, disability, ambition, panic attack, teacher, mentally challenged ...
Time: 20th century, year 1966, year 1981, year 1970, year 1962 ...
Place: new hampshire, usa, boston, arizona, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
1000 to 1: The Cory Weissman Story (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Cory Weissman is a college basketball player who suffers a devastating stroke. He perseveres to find new meaning in his life both on, and more importantly, off the court.
Style: captivating, uplifting, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: rehabilitation, college, paralysis, power relations, life turned upside down, college life, life is a bitch, disability, human spirit, against the odds, sport, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.9
 95K
Alpha Dog (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Johnny Truelove likes to see himself as tough. He's the son of an underworld figure and a drug dealer. Johnny also likes to get tough when things don't go his way. When Jake Mazursky fails to pay up for Johnny, things get worse for the ...
Style: rough, serious, disturbing, bleak, harsh ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: kidnapping, gang, friendship, marijuana, youth, society, crimes, criminal heroes, party, debt, crime, shot to death ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 2005, year 2003
Place: california, usa, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer.
Style: touching, uplifting, inspirational, intellectual, clever ...
Audience: kids
Plot: prodigy, chess, child prodigy, contests and competitions, genius, parents and children, supportive parent, human spirit, mentor, competition, tournament, obsession ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%