Movies like Talk to Me

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Talk to Me (2007)
 7.4
 9K
Talk to Me (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The story of Washington D.C. radio personality Ralph "Petey" Greene, an ex-con who became a popular talk show host and community activist in the 1960s.
Style: talky, sincere, serious, realistic, witty, disturbing, dramatic, reflective, light, emotional ...
Plot: radio, manager, friendship, prison, african american, radio show, new job, funeral, convict, ex convict, protest, civil rights, concert, radio station, assassination, crimes, sexual relations, friends, racism, life is a bitch, interracial relations, love and romance, alcohol abuse, ambition, cheating ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 80s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, washington d.c., u.s. capitol building, los angeles, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, dramatic and captivating films with plots about mentor, storytelling, runaway, brutality, catastrophe, redemption and dialogue mostly in Drama, Biography and Music genres. Some movies like Talk to Me: Cadillac Records (2008), 12 Years a Slave (2013), What's Love Got to Do with It (1993), Bobby (2006), Straight Outta Compton (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Cadillac Records (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story of sex, violence, race and rock and roll in 1950s Chicago, and the exciting but turbulent lives of some of America's musical legends, including Muddy Waters, Leonard Chess, Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf, Etta James and Chuck Berry.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: singer, african american, musician, civil rights, musician's life, music, ambition, rising to stardom, r&b, performer's life, couple relations, interracial relations ...
Time: 40s, 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois, poland
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95%
12 Years a Slave (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, emotional, rough, brutal ...
Plot: slavery, life is a bitch, racism, torture, freedom, interracial relations, master and servant, confined, rape, survival, racial slur, civil rights ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 18th century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, washington d.c., new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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: captivating, realistic, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: starting over, black family, price of fame, domestic violence, music, love and romance, jealous spouse, friends, couple relations, hopes, drugs/alcohol, destructive relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 80s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.0
 40K
Bobby (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1968 the lives of a retired doorman, hotel manager, lounge singer, busboy, beautician and others intersect in the wake of Robert F. Kennedy's assassination at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.
Style: realistic, captivating, intense, light, melancholic ...
Plot: politics, hotel, senator, corruption, racial slur, reporter, state affairs, dishonesty, power relations, assassination, political unrest, anti war ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: los angeles, california, usa, vietnam, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Straight Outta Compton (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking us back to where it all began, ...
Style: captivating, realistic, rough, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: hip hop, music, rags to riches, record company, freedom of speech, terminal illness, racism, gang, racial slur, police brutality, drug dealer, vandalism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1993, year 1986, year 1990 ...
Place: los angeles, milwaukee wisconsin, california, usa, detroit ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 8.1
 310K
Hotel Rwanda (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, South Africa, Italy
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, this film takes place in Rwanda in the 1990s when more than a million Tutsis were killed in a genocide that went mostly unnoticed by the rest of the world. Hotel owner Paul Rusesabagina houses over a thousand refuges in his ...
Style: emotional, realistic, uplifting, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: genocide, racism, cruelty, atrocity, war crime, hotel, blacks and whites, against humanity, violence, death, murder, corpse ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: rwanda, africa, somalia, congo
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.7
 126K
Ray (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Born on a sharecropping plantation in Northern Florida, Ray Charles went blind at seven. Inspired by a fiercely independent mom who insisted he make his own way, He found his calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard. Touring across the Southern ...
Style: captivating, serious, sincere, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, heroin, jazz, pianist, overdose, rags to riches, disability, addiction, cocaine, businessman, civil rights, mistress ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, 50s ...
Place: usa, georgia, st. louis missouri, houston texas, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.8
 736
The Last Ride (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The final days of Hank Williams.
Style: serious, sincere, touching, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, friendship, country singer, fistfight, country music, friends, life is a bitch, rising to stardom, youth, downfall, musician's life, partners ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 2010
Place: usa, virginia, alabama, ohio, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, dramatic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: showbiz, drug abuse, music, addiction, music band, human nature, rise and fall, lifestyle, teenage life, couples, musician's life, fall in love ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 80s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.7
 75K
Malcolm X (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 202 min.
Story: A tribute to the controversial black activist and leader of the struggle for black liberation. He hit bottom during his imprisonment in the '50s, he became a Black Muslim and then a leader in the Nation of Islam. His assassination in 1965 left ...
Style: epic, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: police brutality, islam, racism, muslim, redemption, politics, assassination, prison, surveillance, racial slur, self discovery, civil rights ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 40s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, harlem, africa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.4
 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: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, rise and fall, society, lifestyle, ambition, human nature, rising to stardom, down on your luck, writer's life, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, puerto rico, lower east side manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Young Soul Rebels (1991)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK, France, Germany, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Young Soul Rebels is a 1991 film by Isaac Julien which examines the interaction between youth cultural movements in Britain. Skinheads, Punks & Soulboys along with the political and cultural tensions between them. The film received the ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: disco, radio dj, politics, murder, friendship, gay, twentysomething life, racism, addiction, frame up, music, interracial relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Radio funny man Adrian Cronauer is sent to Vietnam to bring a little comedy back into the lives of the soldiers. After setting up shop, Cronauer delights the G.I.s but shocks his superior officer, Sergeant Major Dickerson, with his irreverent take ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: vietnam war, radio, radio dj, anti war, war, military, rebellion, rebelliousness, rock, radio show, impossible love, media ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.5
 77K
Selma (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: "Selma," as in Alabama, the place where segregation in the South was at its worst, leading to a march that ended in violence, forcing a famous statement by President Lyndon B. Johnson that ultimately led to the signing of the Civil Rights ...
Style: realistic, captivating, uplifting, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: racism, politics, president, african american, civil rights, idealism, rebelliousness, society, introspection, americana, injustice, rebellion ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1963, year 1964 ...
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, hit and run, rise and fall, music, racism, friends, love and romance, musician's life, couples, love affair, addiction, hopes ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.9
 19K
Get on Up (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A chronicle of James Brown's rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history.
Style: captivating, stylized, serious, realistic, dramatic ...
Plot: african american, music, friendship, showbiz, cultural icon, musician's life, ambition, megalomaniac, friends, r&b, artists and showbiz, blind ambition ...
Time: 1950s, 70s, 20th century, 50s, 60s ...
Place: usa, georgia, new jersey, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.7
 22K
Selena (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In this biographical drama, Selena Quintanilla is born into a musical Mexican-American family in Texas. Her father, Abraham, realizes that his young daughter is talented and begins performing with her at small venues. She finds success and falls for ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Plot: elopement, singer, rise and fall, music, relationship vs career, couple relations, interracial relations, parents and children, unfulfillment, rising to stardom, performer's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.8
 87K
Ali (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: In 1964, a brash, new pro boxer, fresh from his Olympic gold medal victory, explodes onto the scene: Cassius Clay. Bold and outspoken, he cuts an entirely new image for African Americans in sport with his proud public self-confidence and his ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: boxing, friendship, vietnam war, politics, african american, muslim, comeback, civil rights, racism, boxer, athlete's life, hopes ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1964 ...
Place: africa, usa, nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 6.7
 38K
Notorious (2009)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: NOTORIOUS is the story of Christopher Wallace. Through raw talent and sheer determination, Wallace transforms himself from Brooklyn street hustler (once selling crack to pregnant women) to one of the greatest rappers of all time; THE NOTORIOUS ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, sentimental, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, murder, death, fame, boom box, gold tooth, praying, urban ghetto life, rising to stardom, hip hop culture, music, artist ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1983, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.2
 7K
Rosewood (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Spurred by a white woman's lie, vigilantes destroy a black Florida town and slay inhabitants in 1923.
Style: disturbing, serious, biting, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: small town, racism, murder, false accusation, hanging, massacre, politics, small town life, deadly, injustice, civil rights, danger ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: florida, usa, california, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Biography of Loretta Lynn, a country and western singer that came from poverty to fame.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: country music, music, rising to stardom, human spirit, musician's life, artists and showbiz, rags to riches, relationship vs career, family problems, career change, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: kentucky, usa, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.0
 54K
I'm Not There. (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Western
Country: Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Six actors portray six personas of music legend Bob Dylan in scenes depicting various stages of his life, chronicling his rise from unknown folksinger to international icon and revealing how Dylan constantly reinvented himself.
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, non-linear, meditative ...
Plot: actor, music, musician, rock, star, poet, vietnam war, african american, ambition, musician's life, fame, performer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 70s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, england, woodstock ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A dramatization of the life of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (Don Cheadle), with a lot of factual based occurrences. A reformed junkie returns from prison to clean up his act and devote the rest of his life to the young kids of Harlem. 1996 ...
Style: serious, sincere, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: drug abuse, basketball, sport, heroin, vietnam war, life is a bitch, hopes, athlete and trainer, friends, urban ghetto life, athlete's life, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 6.9
 25K
La Bamba (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of singer Ritchie Valens whose life was cut short by a plane crash.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: death, mexican american, marital rape, dying young, musician's life, music, latin, youth, opposites attract, young lovers, lifestyle, society ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Lady Sings the Blues (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Chronicles the rise and fall of legendary blues singer Billie Holiday. Her late childhood, stint as a prostitute, early tours, marriages and drug addiction are featured.
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, gloomy, twists and turns ...
Plot: drug abuse, jazz, racism, showbiz, nightclub owner, racist, music, addiction, figment, unfulfillment, sexual relations, ambition ...
Time: 1930s, 70s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: harlem, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A look at the life of Cecil Gaines who served eight presidents as the White House's head butler from 1952 to 1986, and had a unique front-row seat as political and racial history was made.
Style: touching, serious, thought provoking, uplifting, disturbing ...
Plot: white house, butler, racism, civil rights, injustice, prejudice, president, blacks and whites, historical character, master and servant, parents and children, state affairs ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 50s, 80s, 60s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., south africa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.
Style: disturbing, realistic, emotional, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, politics, military, vietnam veteran, fighting the system, disability, anti war, homecoming, injustice, downfall, human spirit, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 1960s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: vietnam, mexico, asia, usa, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.1
 4K
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: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, macabre ...
Plot: ambition, country music, fame, love and romance, performer's life, air disaster, unfulfillment, rising to stardom, crumbling marriage, couple relations, desire for fame, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, year 1958, year 1961 ...
Place: west virginia, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, South Africa, France
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: prison, prison life, racism, oppression, apartheid, human spirit, discrimination, idealism, rebellion, police brutality, society, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 1990s, 1960s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.6
 44K
The Runaways (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Joan Jett and Cherie Currie, two rebellious teenagers from Southern California, become the frontwomen for the Runaways -- the now-legendary group that paved the way for future generations of female rockers. Under the Svengalilike influence of ...
Style: stylized, realistic, captivating, serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, coming of age, musician, publicity, grandmother, girl band, microphone, iron, hospital bed, broken glass, rock music, teenage girl ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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