Movies like Valley of the Dolls

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Valley of the Dolls (1967)
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Valley of the Dolls (1967)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Film version of Jacqueline Susann's best-selling novel chronicling the rise and fall of three young ladies in show business.
Style: cynical, clever, rough, serious, biting, realistic, witty, sexy, harsh, erotic ...
Plot: nightclub, addiction, survival, drug abuse, contests and competitions, love and romance, alcohol abuse, artists and showbiz, rise and fall, couples, small town life, terminal illness, filmmaking, rise to the top, actor's life, downfall, showbiz, starlet, drug addiction, sex, drinking, lawyer, cancer, winter, suicide ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, paris france, new england, san francisco

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Most similar movies to Valley of the Dolls

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and talky films with plots about couples, storytelling, artists and showbiz, dialogue, catastrophe, mentor and runaway mostly in Drama, Romance and Music genres. Some movies like Valley of the Dolls: The Rose (1979), Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999), The Last Tycoon (1976), Staying Alive (1983), Inside Daisy Clover (1965). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Rose (1979)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Midler is the rock-and-roll singer Mary Rose Foster (known as the Rose to her legions of fans), whose romantic relationships and mental health are continuously imperiled by the demands of life on the road.
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: blues, rise and fall, ambition, music, addiction, drug abuse, selflessness, showbiz, musician's life, couples, downfall, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An acclaimed stage performer, Dorothy still struggled with the challenge of her color, in a time that wouldn't let some stars in by the front door. Yet against the odds she beat out many more famous rivals for the role of "Carmen ...
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: overdose, racism, showbiz, performer's life, desire for fame, music, love affair, society, actor's life, lifestyle, rise and fall, ambition ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 60s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Last Tycoon (1976)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: F.Scott Fitzgerald's novel is brought to life in this story of a movie producer slowly working himself to death.
Style: realistic, stylized, serious, gloomy, romantic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, romance, obsession, unfulfillment, rise to the top, couples, dishonesty, love affair, infidelity, ambition, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 30s, 1930s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 4.5
 13K
Staying Alive (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: It's five years later and Tony Manero's Saturday Night Fever is still burning. Now he's strutting toward his biggest challenger yet - making it as a dancer on the Broadway stage.
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, romantic, melancholic ...
Plot: broadway, disco, music, love and romance, dancer's life, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, follow your dream, hopes, performer's life, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Inside Daisy Clover (1965)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A girl on the road to stardom fights the dehumanizing effects of Hollywood life.
Style: gloomy, tense, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: hollywood, honeymoon, coming of age, beach, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, family relations, rising to stardom, overnight success, unfulfillment, parents and children, ambition ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: california, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.8
 30K
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: serious, realistic, atmospheric, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: nightclub, disco, drug abuse, nightlife, lifestyle, addiction, clubbing, drugs/alcohol, gay, party, father son relationship, sex ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, bahamas, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 2.2
 21K
Glitter (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young woman is catapulted into pop stardom, with her already-famous DJ boyfriend calling the shots.
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, exciting, serious ...
Plot: music, romance, fall in love, couples, showbiz, lifestyle, rise and fall, addiction, musician's life, nightlife, love affair, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.5
 64K
Dreamgirls (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Three young women – Deena Jones, Effie White and Lorrell Robinson – dream of becoming pop stars and they get their wish when they're chosen to be backup singers for the legendary James 'Thunder' Early.
Style: emotional, sentimental, melancholic, inspirational, serious ...
Plot: singer, manager, performer's life, fame, backstage, singing, show business, music band, love affair, showbiz, ambition, desire for fame ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: detroit, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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 ⇓
47%
The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Frank and Jack Baker are professional musicians who play small clubs. They play smaltzy music and have never needed a day job...
Style: sexy, serious, sincere, clever, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: jazz, nightclub, love triangle, music, romance, rivalry, couple relations, siblings relations, artists and showbiz, love and romance, family relations, relationship vs career ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A hip and happenin' all girl rock group head to LA to claim lead-singer Kelly's inheritance and make it (and make it) in LA. Soon the girls fall into a morass of drugs and deceit as their recording success soars. It takes several tragedies ...
Style: sexual, humorous, biting, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, abortion, drug abuse, artists and showbiz, rise to the top, showbiz, couples, teenage life, musician's life, pets, music band, transvestism ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Cat's Meow (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Semi-true story of the Hollywood murder that occurred at a star-studded gathering aboard William Randolph Hearst's yacht in 1924.
Style: stylized, cynical, witty, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: hollywood, murder, infidelity, mistress, gossip, party, couples, actor's life, artists and showbiz, crimes of passion, love and romance, crimes ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.5
 15K
Jungle Fever (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A successful and married black man contemplates having an affair with a white girl from work. He's quite rightly worried that the racial difference would make an already taboo relationship even worse.
Style: sexy, sexual, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: architect, infidelity, interracial romance, love affair, drug abuse, addiction, couple relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, couples, dishonesty, social differences ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Star Is Born (1976)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A Star Is Born is a 1976 rock music film telling the story of a young woman, played by Barbra Streisand who enters show business, and meets and falls in love with an established male star, played by Kris Kristofferson, only to find her career ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: romance, tragic love, rise and fall, self discovery, rock star, fame, artists and showbiz, friends, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, love and romance, relationship vs career ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Illuminata (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, USA, Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: It's the start of the 20th century, and Tuccio, resident playwright of a theatre repertory company offers the owners of the company his new play, "Illuminata". They reject it, saying it's not finished, and intrigue starts that ...
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: farce, playwright, critic, transvestism, writer's life, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment, love and romance, romance, artists and showbiz, couple relations, showbiz ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Shooting Livien (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A dark psychological drama, Shooting Livien explores the inner psyche of John Livien, a disillusioned New York musician who deals with a childhood trauma by claiming an alter ego. His band on the brink of success, fantasy becomes dangerously blurred ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: music band, rock, addiction, unfulfillment, music, life is a bitch, love and romance, friends, relationship vs career, artists and showbiz, ambition, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 ⇓
40%
The Last Days of Disco (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Two young women and their friends spend spare time at an exclusive nightclub in 1980s New York.
Style: talky, witty, clever, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: nightclub, disco, friends, friendship, nightlife, yuppie, depression, jealousy, dancer, death, investigation, theft ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, barcelona spain, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Heights (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: 'Heights' follows five characters over 24 hours on a fall day in New York City. Isabel, a photographer, is having second thoughts about her upcoming marriage to Jonathan, a lawyer. On the same day, Isabel's mother Diana learns that ...
Style: talky, realistic, clever, witty, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: infidelity, actor's life, urban, young lovers, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, hopes, city life, family relations, parents and children, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Lulu on the Bridge (1998)
Genre: Drama, Music, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This film is about a famous jazz saxophonist, Izzy who's life is forever changed after he is accidentally shot.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, sentimental, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: murder, shooting, saxophonist, jazz, mystery, romance, musician's life, fall in love, couples, dishonesty, crimes, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, milwaukee wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Thing Called Love (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Miranda Presley moves from New York to Nashville to become a songwriter. At an unsuccessful audition she meets James Wright, a promising newcomer. After only a few days they marry but start to quickly regret it.
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, talky, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, country music, romance, lifestyle, showbiz, human nature, musician's life, couples, love and romance, friends, couple relations, twentysomething life ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: tennessee, usa, new york, connecticut, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.7
 9K
High Art (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young female intern at a small magazine company becomes involved with a drug-addicted lesbian photographer, both of whom seek to exploit each other for their respective careers, while slowly falling in love with each other.
Style: sexual, serious, sincere, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: lesbian, couples, photographer, magazine, drug abuse, addiction, romance, love, fall in love, love affair, drugs/alcohol, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.2
 6K
Timecode (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A production company begins casting for its next feature, and an up-and-coming actress named Rose tries to manipulate her filmmaker boyfriend, Alex, into giving her a screen test. Alex's wife, Emma, knows about the affair and is considering ...
Style: tense, avant garde, enigmatic, psychological, ironic ...
Plot: jealousy, couple relations, artists and showbiz, love and romance, showbiz, manipulation, infidelity, love triangle, dishonesty, actor's life, betrayal, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: dark humor, disturbing, serious, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, heroin, hollywood, rehabilitation, police, sex, adultery, party, dysfunctional family, lifestyle, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.7
 17K
Center Stage (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A group of 12 teenagers from various backgrounds enroll at the American Ballet Academy in New York to make it as ballet dancers and each one deals with the problems and stress of training and getting ahead in the world of dance.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, feel good, touching ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: ballet, music, dance, love triangle, dancer, money raising, love and romance, blind ambition, dancer's life, hopes, ambition, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.8
 60
Horsey (1997)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Delilah Miller is looking for an anchor in her life. She starts a romance with rock musician Ryland Yale, but soon it shows he can not be such an anchor - he's possessive, undependable and even a heroin addict.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy, sexual ...
Plot: drug addiction, destructive relationship, artists and showbiz, gays and lesbians, love and romance, life is a bitch, twentysomething life, drug abuse, self discovery, rock, addiction, romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada, africa, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.1
 27K
Sid and Nancy (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Following their breakout success in England, flagship punk rock band the Sex Pistols venture out on their first U.S. tour. Temperamental bassist Sid Vicious takes his troubled girlfriend, Nancy Spungen, along for the ride. Along the way, the ...
Style: captivating, gloomy, serious, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug abuse, destructive relationship, punk, domestic violence, dwarf, vandalism, punk rock, bassist, music band, rise and fall ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, new york, europe, london, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 ⇓
35%
Mo' Better Blues (1990)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Opens with Bleek as a child learning to play the trumpet, his friends want him to come out and play but mother insists he finish his lessons. Bleek grows into adulthood and forms his own band - The Bleek Gilliam Quartet. The story of Bleek's ...
Style: stylized, clever, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: jazz, friendship, love triangle, music, showbiz, couples, musician's life, rivalry, womanizer, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The House of Mirth (2000)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: UK, USA, France, Germany
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A woman risks losing her chance of happiness with the only man she has ever loved.
Style: stylized, realistic, biting, gloomy, thought provoking ...
Plot: high society, infidelity, gambling, debt, butler, love affair, love and romance, social climbing, romance, social differences, society, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, turn of the century, 1890s, 1900s ...
Place: new york, usa, monte carlo, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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