Movies like The Social Network

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The Social Network (2010)
 7.7
 563K
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, based on true events, realistic, intellectual, serious, talky, emotional, witty, captivating, dramatic ...
Plot: computers and web, rise to the top, ambition, programmer, inventions and discoveries, social relations, ego clash, computer genius, creator, college, social network, facebook, hacker, geek, betrayal, entrepreneur, arrogance, businessman, rivalry, millionaire, intelligence, obsession, legal action, overnight success, crumbling relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2003
Place: usa, california, harvard university, 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, mentor, runaway, greed, storytelling, corruption and friendship mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like The Social Network: Jobs (2013), Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999), The Founder (2016), Steve Jobs (2015), Moneyball (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, sincere ...
Plot: rise to the top, prodigy, computers and web, inventions and discoveries, workplace situations, entrepreneur, business, apple computer, perfectionist, blind ambition, ipod, fame ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 80s ...
Place: usa, india, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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: talky, clever, tense, serious, sincere ...
Plot: programmer, computers and web, rise and fall, college, apple computer, inventions and discoveries, workplace, rise to the top, workplace situations, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, future
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 94K
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, factual, realistic, motivational, clever ...
Plot: family business, business, fast food, ambition, businessman, salesman, rags to riches, greed, capitalism, betrayal, twists & turns, destiny ...
Time: 1950s
Place: mcdonald's restaurant, usa, america, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 135K
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, rise to the top, ambition, dialogue driven, technology, computers and web, friendship, father daughter relationship, fired from the job, inventions and discoveries, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 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: realistic, captivating, feel good, inspirational, factual ...
Plot: sport, rise to the top, success, baseball, team, manager, ambition, teamwork, hopes, underdog, mathematics, coach ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, california, oakland california, boston, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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, computers and web, workplace situations, laptop, supportive spouse, blind ambition, partners, ego clash, relationship vs career, dishonesty, rivalry, computer system ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, texas, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, serious, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: rivalry, betrayal, ambition, finance, stock broker, wall street, vengeance, urban, power relations, workplace, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2001, year 2008
Place: new york, usa, zurich switzerland, manhattan new york city, tower bridge london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: sincere, serious, sentimental, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: inventions and discoveries, underdog, lawsuit, nervous breakdown, legal action, obsessive quest, human spirit, fighting the system, hopes, legal, against the odds, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s
Place: detroit, michigan, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, biting, cynical, dark humor ...
Plot: rise and fall, success, ambition, cons and scams, wall street, blind ambition, hotshot hero, drugs/alcohol, millionaire, corporate crimes, greed, strong sexual content ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1987, year 1983
Place: new york, usa, geneva switzerland, las vegas, mediterranean sea ...
⇓ 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: journalism, loneliness, writer's life, artists and showbiz, media, existentialism, depression, suicide, book, friendship, death, dog ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1996, 1990s
Place: usa, minneapolis minnesota, mcdonald's restaurant, illinois, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, uplifting, emotional, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, life is a bitch, single parent, down on your luck, rise to the top, against the odds, hopes, life, success, ambition, parents and children, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.1
 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, serious, atmospheric, realistic, clever ...
Plot: director, filmmaking, obsession, movie business, bankruptcy, ego clash, fighting the system, media, society, artists and showbiz, rise and fall, showbiz ...
Time: 1940s
Place: wisconsin, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: movie star, filmmaking, showgirl, actor's life, celebrity, historical figure, artists and showbiz, showbiz, ambition, cultural icon, crumbling relationship, nervous breakdown ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: england, europe, california, london
⇓ 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, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, courtroom, law firm, lawsuit, legal action, dedicated lawyer, righting the wronged, fighting the system, against the odds, public health, aids ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1995, year 1998
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, buddies, haunted by the past, college life, youth, moral dilemma, roommate, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love triangle, betrayal, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, campus, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 1K
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: talky, clever, serious, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: politics, head of state, political corruption, political intrigue, royal family, campaign, state affairs, betrayal, contests and competitions, leadership, rise to the top, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ 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, feel good, sentimental, realistic, futuristic ...
Plot: underdog, car, americana, fighting the system, visionary, obsessive quest, post war, ambition, dishonesty, society, state affairs, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, future, 1940s, 1950s
Place: detroit, usa, washington d.c., chicago illinois, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: serious, suspenseful, captivating, realistic
Plot: hacker, computers and web, computer system, programmer, gang, technology, politics, unlikely criminals, prank, rebelliousness, teenage life, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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: serious, emotional, realistic, uplifting, captivating
Plot: rehabilitation, college, sport, human spirit, athlete and trainer, life turned upside down, against the odds, hopes, athlete's life, parents and children, college life, disability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: serious, emotional, realistic, uplifting, touching ...
Plot: college, high school, hospital, single parent, social misfits, underdog, school, rehabilitation, university, human spirit, parents and children, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Coco Before Chanel (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Story: 2009 biopic about the early life of Coco Chanel. Several years after leaving the orphanage, to which her father never returned for her, Gabrielle Chanel finds herself working in a provincial bar both. She's both a seamstress for the performers ...
Style: stylized, factual, sexy, inspirational, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fashion, feminism, rise to the top, fashion designer, gender, ambition, relationship vs career, designer, social climbing, loss of loved one, lifestyle, feminist ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 20th century, 1910s, 1920s ...
Place: france, europe, paris france, england, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Dorothy Parker remembers the heyday of the Algonquin Round Table, a circle of friends whose barbed wit, like hers, was fueled by alcohol and flirted with despair.
Style: witty, talky, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: prohibition, alcohol, filmmaking, hotel, drugs/alcohol, writer's life, verbal byplay, friendship, addiction, rise and fall, romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: sexual, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, witty ...
Plot: pornography, millionaire, aids, courtroom drama, drug addiction, courtroom, against the rules, wheelchair, airplane, baptism, lawsuit, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s
Place: kentucky, usa, ohio, cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 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, compassionate, emotional ...
Plot: against the odds, autism, human spirit, female protagonist, scientist, mother daughter relationship, disability, ambition, panic attack, genius, inventions and discoveries, mentally challenged ...
Time: 20th century, year 1966, 1960s, 1950s, year 1970 ...
Place: new hampshire, usa, boston, harvard university, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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, touching, uplifting, factual, inspirational ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: against the odds, justice, lawyer, righting the wronged, single mother, relationship vs career, contamination, fighting the system, uncover truth, environmental, court, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1993
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.6
 1K
Bigger (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The inspirational tale of the grandfathers of the fitness movement as we now know it, Joe & Ben Weider. Battling anti-Semitism, racism and extreme poverty, the brothers beat all odds to build an empire & inspire future generations.
Style: based on true events, captivating, inspirational, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: bodybuilding, fitness, rivalry, rise to the top, sport, athlete's life, male female relationship, colleague colleague relationship, manager, brother brother relationship, bodybuilder
Time: 20th century
⇓ 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: stylized, rough, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: drug abuse, friendship, overdose, basketball, graffiti, sex, drug addiction, heroin, painting, creativity, urban, rise and fall ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1981
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ 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: uplifting, touching, inspirational, intellectual, clever ...
Audience: kids
Plot: prodigy, chess, child prodigy, contests and competitions, genius, parents and children, mentor, supportive parent, human spirit, tournament, competition, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ 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: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: rise to the top, uninhibited rivalry, ambition, rivalry, redemption, infidelity, relationship vs career, computers and web, dishonesty, love and romance, materialism, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Amazing Howard Hughes (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 215 min.
Story: The Amazing Howard Hughes is a 1977 television movie about American aviation pioneer and filmmaker Howard Hughes, based on the book by Hughes' business partner Noah Dietrich. The film starred Tommy Lee Jones, Ed Flanders, and Tovah Feldshuh.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: adventure, adventurer, mentally unstable, aviation, prodigy, hollywood, rise to the top, obsession, celebrity culture, ambition, rich and poor, car chase ...
Time: 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%