Movies like Talk to Me

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Talk to Me
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, witty, realistic, dramatic, reflective, light, emotional, interesting ...
Plot: radio, friendship, prison, assassination, radio show, cancer, death, drinking, manager, media, rags to riches, friends, mentor, unlikely friendships, going straight, corruption, redemption, storytelling, hip hop, rising to stardom, life philosophy, childhood, life & death, creativity, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, u.s. capitol building, washington d.c., california

Most similar movies to Talk to Me

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, dramatic, serious and captivating films with plots about storytelling, mentor, runaway, catastrophe, redemption, dialogue and corruption mostly in Drama, Biography and Music genres. Some movies like Talk to Me: Bobby (2006), What's Love Got to Do with It (1993), Hotel Rwanda (2004), Straight Outta Compton (2015), Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Bobby
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, president, corruption, friendship, assassin, assassination, senator, drugs/alcohol, tragic hero, tragedy, death ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1968
Place: california, los angeles, usa, texas, vietnam
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What's Love Got to Do with It
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, dramatic ...
Plot: music, drugs/alcohol, musician's life, rock and roll, love, violence, mentor, crumbling marriage, divorce, rising to stardom, runaway, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, 1930s ...
Place: tennessee, usa
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    User:   72%
 
 8.1
 304K
Hotel Rwanda
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, disturbing, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: genocide, hotel, violence, death, murder, civil war, courage, racism, war, politics, atrocity, cruelty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: africa, rwanda, congo, somalia
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System:   83%
    User:   78%
 
Straight Outta Compton
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: realistic, serious, rough, captivating, dramatic ...
Plot: hip hop, music, rags to riches, violence, music band, drugs/alcohol, music business, rock and roll, against the rules, gangs, mentor, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1993, 1990s, year 1989 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new jersey, milwaukee wisconsin ...
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System:   83%
    User:   79%
 
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Why Do Fools Fall in Love
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: teens, chick flick
Plot: music, addiction, showbiz, music band, drug addiction, rock and roll, death, women, musician's life, rise and fall, segregation, music business ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 80s, 1950s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   81%
    User:   75%
 
12 Years a Slave
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: emotional, bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: slavery, torture, freedom, racism, interracial relations, brutality, storytelling, segregation, civil war, tragedy, survival, violence ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, washington d.c., new york
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System:   79%
    User:   79%
 
 6.7
 22K
Selena
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, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: music, latin, murder, musician's life, dancing, tragedy, rags to riches, performer's life, music business, hip hop, family, rising to stardom ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, california, mexico
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System:   76%
    User:   71%
 
 6.8
 24K
La Bamba
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: music, death, music business, oldies, rock and roll, musician's life, latin, mentor, tragedy, drugs/alcohol, prodigy, family ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   73%
    User:   68%
 
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 6.7
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Notorious
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, music, death, murder, artist, drugs/alcohol, musician's life, friendship, life & death, mentor, chase, tragic hero ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1983
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   81%
 
 7.5
 75K
Selma
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, serious, sincere, dramatic, factual ...
Plot: racism, president, politics, idealism, courage, tragedy, violence, death, leadership, segregation, slavery, race issues ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1964, year 1965 ...
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   82%
 
Cadillac Records
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, dramatic ...
Plot: music, music business, segregation, blues, musician's life, rock and roll, rags to riches, hip hop, jazz, chess, artist, drug abuse ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: usa, poland, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   67%
 
 6.9
 30K
Che: Part Two
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Spain, France, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: After the Cuban Revolution, Che is at the height of his fame and power. Then he disappears, re-emerging incognito in Bolivia, where he organizes a small group of Cuban comrades and Bolivian recruits to start the great Latin American Revolution. ...
Style: epic, stylized, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: revolution, idealism, rebellion, sacrifice, folk hero, downfall, jungle, heroes, storytelling, betrayal, death, greed ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1967, year 1966, 1960s
Place: latin america, cuba, bolivia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   76%
 
 7.7
 123K
Ray
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, dramatic, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: music, jazz, disability, rags to riches, drug abuse, addiction, childhood, drug addiction, music business, blindness, segregation, genius ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: usa, georgia, dallas texas, harlem manhattan new york city, atlanta georgia ...
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System:   61%
    User:   52%
 
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
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, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: prison, idealism, rebellion, human spirit, mentor, childhood, freedom, life, sacrifice, segregation, discrimination, prison life ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 1990s, 1950s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   57%
 
 6.9
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Get on Up
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: serious, stylized, dramatic, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: music, friendship, drugs/alcohol, musician's life, storytelling, rags to riches, rock and roll, drug abuse, childhood, hip hop, blind ambition, redemption ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 1950s ...
Place: georgia, usa, new jersey, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   52%
 
Coal Miner's Daughter
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Biography of Loretta Lynn, a country and western singer that came from poverty to fame.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: music, rags to riches, poverty, country, friendship, musician's life, mentor, rising to stardom, couple relations, unlikely friendships, runaway, country music ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1950s
Place: kentucky, usa, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   50%
 
 7.4
 222K
Lincoln
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish ...
Style: factual, captivating, epic, suspense, tense ...
Plot: american civil war, historical character, politics, head of state, period piece, righting the wronged, speech, assassination, idealism, human spirit, slavery, moral dilemma ...
Time: 1860s, 19th century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   48%
 
The Buddy Holly Story
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A film about the life and career of the early rock and roll star.
Style: humorous, serious, dramatic, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: music, rock and roll, musician's life, rock, fighting the system, mozart, performer's life, mentor, runaway, death, tragic hero, creativity ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: texas, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   56%
 
 7.2
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Bird
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, reflective ...
Plot: jazz, music, addiction, drug abuse, drug addiction, drugs, tragedy, drugs/alcohol, musician's life, rock and roll, mozart, rags to riches ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   57%
 
 7.4
 137K
Invictus
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Newly elected President Nelson Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa's rugby ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: president, racism, idealism, prejudice, underdog, head of state, politics, world politics, mentor, segregation, leadership, political ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: south africa, africa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   53%
 
Lee Daniels' The Butler
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, dramatic, realistic ...
Plot: president, slavery, white house, racism, prejudice, segregation, freedom, butler, civil rights, americana, politics, political ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s ...
Place: usa, south africa, cuba, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   53%
 
 7.9
 206K
Walk the Line
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, serious, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: music, addiction, death, childhood, drug addiction, drug abuse, love, accident, musician's life, country, drugs/alcohol, marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: arkansas, memphis, tennessee, usa, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   55%
 
The Assassination of Richard Nixon
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: It’s 1974 and Sam Bicke has lost everything. His wife leaves him with his three kids, his boss fires him, his brother turns away from him, and the bank won’t give him any money to start anew. He tries to find someone to blame for his misfortunes ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, serious, emotional, depressing ...
Plot: depression, corruption, obsession, suicide, vietnam war, mental illness, paranoia, business, assassination, violence, assassin, drinking ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   49%
 
 7.2
 7K
Rosewood
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, dramatic ...
Plot: small town, racism, murder, politics, violence, interracial relations, death, courage, gunfight, segregation, justice, corruption ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: florida, usa, california, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   51%
 
Lady Sings the Blues
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, serious, gloomy, dramatic, factual ...
Plot: jazz, music, drug abuse, addiction, drug addiction, rags to riches, prostitution, murder, blues, musician's life, holiday, mentor ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 70s
Place: harlem, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, cross country, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   60%
 
 8.4
 14K
Roots
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 588 min.
Story: African teen Kunta Kinte, brought to America to be enslaved, and the generations of his family.
Style: epic, realistic, emotional, touching, serious ...
Plot: slavery, racism, civil war, american civil war, freedom, culture clash, human spirit, tragedy, childhood, redemption, race issues, segregation ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1820s, 1860s
Place: usa, africa, england, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   46%
 
 7.5
 22K
Amazing Grace
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story of William Wilberforce's courageous quest to end the British slave trade. Although meeting intense opposition, his minister, John Newton, urges him to see the cause through.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: politics, slavery, mentor, friendship, freedom, corruption, revolution, blindness, period piece, drinking, society, british ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, victorian, 1930s, 1790s ...
Place: england, london, europe, france, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   57%
 
The Five Heartbeats
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, dramatic ...
Plot: music, friendship, music business, racism, musician's life, hip hop, rags to riches, rock and roll, corruption, segregation, ambition, mentor ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   55%
 
 6.7
 14K
Beyond the Sea
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the life and career of legendary entertainer, Bobby Darin, the biopic moves back and forth between his childhood and adulthood, to tell the tale of his remarkable life. Kevin Spacey did his own singing for Beyond the Sea, recreating Bobby ...
Style: sentimental, touching, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: music, dancing, childhood, musician's life, rock and roll, death, memory, mentor, creativity, rising to stardom, rock, jazz ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: usa, new jersey, las vegas, new york, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   48%
 
 6.6
 4K
MacArthur
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The film portrays MacArthur's (Gregory Peck) life from 1942, before the Battle of Bataan, to 1952, the time after he had been removed from his Korean War command by President Truman (Ed Flanders) for insubordination, and is recounted in ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, dramatic ...
Plot: war, military, island, politics, president, soldier, wartime, death, weapons, daring rescue, mentor, civil war ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: japan, australia, asia, korea, the philippines ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   38%
 
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