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Star 80 (1983)
 6.7
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Star 80 (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Paul Snider is a narcissistic, small time hustler who fancies himself a ladies man. His life changes when he meets Dorothy Stratten working behind the counter of a Dairy Queen.
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, realistic, stylized, sexy, sexual, gloomy, macabre, based on true events ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rise and fall, crimes of passion, fame, obsession, murder, couple relations, deadly, playboy, fall in love, family problems, couples, crumbling marriage, showbiz, husband wife relationship, jealous husband, movie business, destructive relationship, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, domestic disturbance, violent husband, death, nudity (full frontal - brief), tragedy, love ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: vancouver, vancouver british columbia canada, california, los angeles

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Most similar movies to Star 80

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, melancholic and sexy films with plots about couple relations, couples, artists and showbiz, mentor, pornography, dialogue and nudity (full frontal - brief) mostly in Biography, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Star 80: Quills (2000), Rated X (2000), Lenny (1974), Norma Jean & Marilyn (1996), Auto Focus (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
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Quills (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A nobleman with a literary flair, the Marquis de Sade lives in a madhouse where a beautiful laundry maid smuggles his erotic stories to a printer, defying orders from the asylum's resident priest. The titillating passages whip all of France ...
Style: erotic, realistic, serious, sexual, witty ...
Plot: sexuality, writer's life, priest, murder, rape, emperor, hypocrisy, french revolution, french, sadism, mental institution, perversion ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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100%
 5.8
 3K
Rated X (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Jim and Artie Mitchell, two brothers who entered the porn industry in the early 60's. After creating such legendary porn films as "Behind the Green Door" and "Inside Marily Chambers", they later ...
Style: tense, cynical, sexy, psychological, intense ...
Plot: murder, pornographer, drug abuse, addiction, filmmaking, ambition, life is a bitch, showbiz, rise and fall, pornography, porn industry, lust ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 14K
Lenny (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of acerbic 1960s comic Lenny Bruce, whose groundbreaking, no-holds-barred style and social commentary was often deemed by the Establisment as too obscene for the public.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, rough, toilet humor ...
Plot: stripper, fighting the system, rise and fall, against the rules, civil rights, drug abuse, addiction, showbiz, lifestyle, ambition, family problems, tragic hero ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Norma Jean & Marilyn (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: This film follows Norma Jean from her simple, ambitious youth to her sex star pinnacle and back down. She moves from lover to lover in order to further her career. She finds fame but never happiness, only knowing seduction but not love.
Style: psychological, touching, disturbing, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: showbiz, actor's life, party, sex, photo shoot, playboy, destructive relationship, love and romance, celebrity culture, couples, infidelity, filmmaking ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 60s, 40s, 1950s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 6.6
 13K
Auto Focus (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A successful TV star during the 1960s, former "Hogan's Heroes" actor Bob Crane projects a wholesome family-man image, but this front masks his persona as a sex addict who records and photographs his many encounters with women, often ...
Style: serious, captivating, factual, intense, talky ...
Plot: infidelity, sex addict, friendship, filmmaking, tv show, hollywood, tv star, rise and fall, adultery, addiction, crumbling marriage, showbiz ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1965 ...
Place: usa, los angeles, california, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
What's Love Got to Do with It (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A film about the singer Tina Turner and how she rose to stardom with her abusive husband Ike Turner and how she gained the courage to break free.
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, inspirational, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: domestic violence, starting over, abusive husband, price of fame, fall in love, music, musician's life, ambition, couples, family problems, destructive relationship, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 80s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.0
 6K
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, serious, clever ...
Plot: bankruptcy, filmmaking, director, obsession, movie business, lifestyle, showbiz, rise and fall, ego clash, society, radio, ambition ...
Time: 1940s, 70s
Place: wisconsin, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.5
 736
Last Call (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Renowned writer F. Scott Fitzgerald is living the last months of his life with his youthful secretary, confidant, and protégé who later wrote a memoir of their time together.
Style: clever, serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: prodigy, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, love and romance, mental illness, terminal illness, ambition, split personality, family problems, couples, showbiz, lifestyle ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 5.1
 2K
Whitney (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Chronicles Whitney Houston's rise to fame and turbulent relationship with husband Bobby Brown.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, sincere
Audience: girls' night
Plot: music, musician's life, rising to stardom, addiction, showbiz, desire for fame, celebrity culture, couple relations, fall in love, ambition, price of fame, pop star ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 71K
Hitchcock (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Hitchcock follows the relationship between director Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma Reville during the making of his most famous film "Psycho" - and the trials and tribulations the director faced from Hollywood censors.
Style: serious, suspense, captivating, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, showbiz, director, filmmaking, talented, couple relations, love and romance, artists and showbiz, dreams, censorship, husband wife relationship, hollywood ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.0
 26K
Pollock (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In August of 1949, Life Magazine ran a banner headline that begged the question: "Jackson Pollock: Is he the greatest living painter in the United States?" The film is a look back into the life of an extraordinary man, a man who has ...
Style: based on true events, emotional, inspirational, intellectual, atmospheric ...
Plot: artist, painting, alcohol abuse, painter, art, bohemian life, rise and fall, supportive spouse, addiction, lifestyle, self destructing, ambition ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, 40s, 1950s ...
Place: new york, usa, long island, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the mid-80s, three women (each with an attorney) arrive at the office of New York entertainment manager, Morris Levy. One is an L.A. singer, formerly of the Platters; one is a petty thief from Philly; one teaches school in a small Georgia town. ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: showbiz, music band, music, rise and fall, rising to stardom, addiction, lifestyle, human nature, teenage life, couple relations, musician's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 80s, 1950s ...
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Permanent Midnight (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Ben Stiller plays comedy writer Jerry Stahl, whose $6000-a-week heroin habit had him taking his infant daughter along on his drug runs and doing smack during TV script conferences. Departing detox, Stahl explores memories with survivor Kitty, who ...
Style: serious, intense, depressing, factual, dark humor ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, rehabilitation, human nature, lifestyle, rise and fall, life is a bitch, family problems, ambition, husband wife relationship, heroin, writers ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, beverly hills, pittsburgh, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, clever, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: writers, filmmaking, alcohol, addiction, friendship, alcohol abuse, hotel, ambition, human nature, showbiz, tragic love, introspection ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 50s, 20s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
I Shot Andy Warhol (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Valerie Solanas who was a 1960s radical preaching hatred toward men in her "Scum" manifesto. She wrote a screenplay for a film that she wanted Andy Warhol to produce, but he continued to ignore her. So she shot ...
Style: disturbing, clever, tense, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: radical, obsession, breaking point, deadly, rock, low lives, men hatred, drugs/alcohol, social misfits, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, girls' night
Plot: movie star, showgirl, filmmaking, actor's life, celebrity, drinking problem, crumbling relationship, hot and sexy, cultural icon, fame, artists and showbiz, nervous breakdown ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.3
 12K
Henry & June (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 136 min.
Story: While traveling in Paris, author Henry Miller and his wife, June, meet Anais Nin, and sexual sparks fly as Nin starts an affair with the openly bisexual June. When June is forced to return to the U.S., she gives Nin her blessing to sleep with her ...
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, melancholic, sexual ...
Plot: strong sexual content, love triangle, romance, unfaithful wife, love affair, couple relations, writer's life, couples, lifestyle, womanizer, sexual relations, love and romance ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Burton and Taylor (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: TV drama based on Richard Burton's diaries, about his last performance in 1983 with ex-wife Elizabeth Taylor. They meet after several years and he agrees to her suggestion that they star in a stage revival on Broadway of Noel Coward's ...
Style: realistic, captivating, stylized, serious
Plot: couple relations, artists and showbiz, actor's life, couples, celebrity culture, hollywood, love, love and romance, love affair, lifestyle, showbiz, party ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Savage Nights (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Jean is young, gay, and promiscuous. Only after he meets one or two women, including Laura does he come to realize his bisexuality. Jean has to overcome a personal crisis and a tough choice between Laura and his male lover Samy.
Style: sexy, sexual, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: racism, gay, bittersweet, life is a bitch, fall in love, society, gender, dishonesty, couples, infidelity, love affair, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.0
 131K
Foxcatcher (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The greatest Olympic Wrestling Champion brother team joins Team Foxcatcher led by multimillionaire sponsor John E. du Pont as they train for the 1988 games in Seoul - a union that leads to unlikely circumstances.
Style: intense, psychological, disturbing, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: wrestling, sport, mental illness, murder, ambition, obsession, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, power relations, athlete's life, destructive relationship, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, contemporary, 21st century, year 1987 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Dance with a Stranger (1985)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Ruth Ellis, the last woman hanged in Britain, Mike Newell's Dance With a Stranger (1985) concentrates on Ellis's (Richardson) short-lived relationship with motor-racing driver David Blakely (Rupert Everett).
Style: disturbing, touching, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, obsession, nudity (full frontal - brief), profanity, nightclub, death sentence, true crime, single mother, female criminal, capital punishment, crimes, couples ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: england, europe, london, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.1
 2K
Amish Grace (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a gunman killed five Amish children and injured five others in a Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania schoolhouse shooting in October of 2006, the world media attention rapidly turned from the tragic events to the extraordinary forgiveness demonstrated ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, emotional, rough ...
Plot: murder, hopes, hitman, family relations, family problems, social relations, religions or cults, death in the family, deadly, dealing with death, husband wife relationship, child murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The professional and personal life of actor and comedian Peter Sellers was a turbulent one. His early movie fame was based primarily on his comic characterizations, often of bumbling and foreign-accented persons, characters which he embodied. As his ...
Style: captivating, realistic, emotional, psychological, witty ...
Plot: showbiz, actor's life, lifestyle, rise and fall, ambition, rising to stardom, understanding, couple relations, artists and showbiz, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, comedian ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: london, italy, switzerland, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Unspeakable Acts (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two psychologist try to demonstrate that a man is a pedophile and has abused many children.
Style: bleak, serious, clever, rough, erotic ...
Plot: courtroom, suburbs, sexual abuse, legal, society, couples, dishonesty, family problems, track down, deadly, power relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, year 1984
Place: miami, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.7
 10K
Chapter 27 (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The movie takes place in the three days leading up to Lennon's murder and is intended to be an exploration of Chapman's psyche, without putting substantial emphasis on the murder. The title "Chapter 27" suggests a continuation of ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, murder, mentally unstable, losing-it hero, social misfits, mental illness, crimes, deadly, killer, alone, celebrity, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.3
 1K
Pinero (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: "Piñero" tells the story of the explosive life of a Latino icon, the poet-playwright-actor Miguel Piñero, whose urban poetry is recognized as a pre-cursor to rap and hip-hop. After doing time in hard-core Sing-Sing for petty thefts and ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, disturbing, factual ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, ambition, rise and fall, lifestyle, rising to stardom, life is a bitch, couple relations, celebrity culture, human nature, society, down on your luck ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, puerto rico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.3
 10K
Sylvia (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Story of the relationship between the poets Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, psychological, depressing ...
Plot: infidelity, drinking, tragic love, writer's life, couple relations, couples, family problems, crumbling marriage, romance, love, adultery, suicide ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, europe, new york, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the enduring but troubled love between Lois Wilson, co-founder of Al-Anon, and her alcoholic husband Bill Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, melancholic, touching
Plot: obsession, college graduate, couples, family problems, couple relations, love and romance, fall in love, hopes, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family, custody ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, future
Place: europe, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Man in the Attic (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on a true story from 1910, this tells the story of a young man who is hidden in an attic by his older lover.
Style: realistic, sexy, sexual, serious
Plot: obsession, teenager, attic, unsupportive spouse, youth, femme fatale, teenage life, couples, dishonesty, unfulfillment, love and romance, love affair ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.2
 38K
Lovelace (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Story of Linda Lovelace, who is used and abused by the porn industry at the behest of her coercive husband, before taking control of her life.
Style: sexual, sincere, captivating, emotional, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sexual abuse, porn actress, porn star, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, notoriety, redemption, life is a bitch, strong sexual content, actor's life, nudity (full frontal - brief), prostitution ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 2002, year 1970
Place: usa, miami, florida, new york, malibu california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%