Movies like Talk to Me

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Talk to Me (2007)
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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, prison, radio show, friendship, concert, radio station, civil rights, protest, new job, convict, ex convict, funeral, african american, media, music, prisoner, music festival, friends, going straight, rising to stardom, interracial relations, racism, ambition, assassination ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 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 intense films with plots about runaway, storytelling, mentor, corruption, brutality, catastrophe and redemption mostly in Drama, Biography and Music genres. Some movies like Talk to Me: Cadillac Records (2008), What's Love Got to Do with It (1993), Bobby (2006), Straight Outta Compton (2015), 12 Years a Slave (2013). 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, serious, sentimental, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: singer, musician's life, music, civil rights, musician, african american, blues, performer's life, rising to stardom, showbiz, ambition, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: price of fame, black woman, black family, music, starting over, domestic violence, musician's life, drugs/alcohol, crumbling marriage, rising to stardom, couple relations, destructive relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, 1960s ...
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.0
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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, serious, captivating, touching, dramatic ...
Plot: politics, hotel, senator, political unrest, kitchen, vietnam war, corruption, anti war, campaign, reporter, racial slur, marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1968
Place: california, los angeles, usa, vietnam, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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, serious, rough, dramatic ...
Plot: hip hop, music, rags to riches, hospital, nightclub, police brutality, vandalism, marijuana, rapper, drug dealer, racial slur, terminal illness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1993, 1990s, year 1987 ...
Place: los angeles, milwaukee wisconsin, california, usa, detroit ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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, interracial relations, freedom, master and servant, confined, survival, rape, civil rights, racial slur ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 18th century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, washington d.c., new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.1
 304K
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, serious, sincere, rough ...
Plot: genocide, racism, atrocity, cruelty, against humanity, hotel, violence, death, murder, war crime, african, refugee camp ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: rwanda, africa, somalia, congo
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, dramatic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: showbiz, drug abuse, music, music band, musician's life, addiction, rise and fall, rising to stardom, couple relations, celebrity culture, ambition, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 80s, 1950s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.7
 123K
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: sincere, epic, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, jazz, heroin, rags to riches, overdose, disability, pianist, addiction, recording studio, country music, music, infidelity ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: usa, georgia, harlem manhattan new york city, atlanta georgia, montreal quebec canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating, dramatic ...
Plot: african american, music, drugs/alcohol, musician's life, blind ambition, friendship, desire for fame, rising to stardom, showbiz, ambition, artists and showbiz, rise to the top ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: georgia, usa, new jersey, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, music, rise and fall, hit and run, musician's life, band, ambition, hopes, racism, love and romance, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, realistic, sentimental, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, radio, anti war, war, military, radio dj, oldies, rebelliousness, verbal byplay, rebellion, rock, entertainer ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 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, social misfits, writer's life, rise and fall, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, human nature, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, puerto rico, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.5
 75K
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, sincere, serious, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: president, racism, civil rights, politics, african american, idealism, leadership, human spirit, protest march, rebelliousness, discrimination, political unrest ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1963, year 1965 ...
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 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, serious, uplifting, touching, realistic ...
Plot: elopement, singer, music, rise and fall, latin, musician's life, performer's life, latinx lead, rising to stardom, showbiz, ambition, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.7
 73K
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, emotional, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: islam, racism, police brutality, assassination, muslim, prison, redemption, civil rights movement, politics, police, beach, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1920s ...
Place: new york, harlem, usa, africa, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.8
 723
The Last Ride (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The final days of Hank Williams.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, road movie ...
Plot: country singer, country music, fistfight, redemption, friendship, country, musician's life, rise and fall, countryside, music, road trip, airplane trip ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 2010
Place: usa, virginia, alabama, west virginia, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.7
 37K
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, sentimental, realistic, rough, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, murder, death, boom box, gold tooth, praying, rising to stardom, music, urban ghetto life, fame, hip hop culture, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1983, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.8
 24K
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, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: death, musician's life, mexican american, marital rape, dying young, music, oldies, latin, drugs/alcohol, prodigy, rising to stardom, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, touching ...
Plot: boxing, athlete's life, boxer, vietnam war, friendship, racism, politics, comeback, civil rights, muslim, african american, sport ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s, year 1964 ...
Place: africa, usa, nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.2
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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, realistic, rough, captivating ...
Plot: small town, racism, murder, false accusation, hanging, massacre, interracial relations, politics, racial segregation, injustice, society, social relations ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: florida, usa, california, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, politics, friendship, murder, radio dj, social decay, music, artists and showbiz, gay culture, life is a bitch, society, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, gloomy, serious, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: jazz, drug abuse, nightclub owner, racist, music, racism, showbiz, blues, musician's life, addiction, tragic hero, blues music ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 70s, 1940s
Place: harlem, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, cross country, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: sport, drug abuse, basketball, heroin, vietnam war, athlete's life, ambition, urban ghetto, life is a bitch, urban, contests and competitions, rising to stardom ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: harlem, usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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54 (1998)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Shane, a Jersey boy with big dreams, crosses the river in hopes of finding a more exciting life at Studio 54. When Steve Rubell, the mastermind behind the infamous disco, plucks Shane from the sea of faces clamoring to get inside his club, Shane not ...
Style: sexy, sexual, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: disco, nightclub, gay, sex, drug abuse, nightlife, bartender, money, rise and fall, drugs/alcohol, addiction, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city, bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.6
 43K
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, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, coming of age, music band, teenage sexuality, guitarist, drummer, alcoholic drink, broken glass, grandmother, hospital bed, photo shoot, girl band ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: epic, realistic, emotional, serious, bleak ...
Plot: vietnam war, politics, military, desert, bar, drunkenness, vietnam veteran, wheelchair, war, small town, disability, fighting the system ...
Time: 1960s, 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 60s ...
Place: vietnam, mexico, asia, latin america, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, emotional, serious, epic, realistic ...
Plot: white house, butler, civil rights, president, racism, injustice, slavery, prejudice, protest, drinking problem, african american, marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., south africa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, France, UK, Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of journalist, Edward R Murrow's stand against Senator McCarthy's anti-communist witch-hunts in the early 1950s.
Style: talky, realistic, clever, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: journalism, politics, communism, government, politician, communist, paranoia, tv show, media, idealism, friendship, newspaper ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: new york, usa, california, pentagon, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.2
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Bird (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Saxophone player Charlie Parker comes to New York in 1940. He is quickly noticed for his remarkable way of playing. He becomes a drug addict but his loving wife Chan tries to help him.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: jazz, heroin addict, eiffel tower paris, jazz music, death of daughter, music, addiction, heroin, drug abuse, drugs/alcohol, musician's life, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.8
 32K
Private Parts (1997)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The auto-biographical story of Howard Stern, the radio-rebel who is now also a TV-personality, an author and a movie star.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, offbeat ...
Plot: radio, radio show, erection, media, radio dj, rebelliousness, celebrity culture, sexuality, childhood memory, eroticism, youth, becoming an adult ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s, 1960s, 1990s ...
Place: new york, usa, detroit, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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