Movies like Winchell

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Winchell (1998)
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Winchell (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The true story of the influential and controversial columnist, Walter Winchell.
Style: atmospheric, clever, serious, captivating, suspense, realistic, disturbing, cynical, biting
Plot: world war two, politics, journalism, society, media, tv show, career, radio, couples, ambition, filmmaking, rise and fall, lifestyle, rebelliousness, artists and showbiz, state affairs, unfulfillment, unlikely couple, blind ambition, celebrity culture, relationship vs career, historical figure, writers, celebrity, family relations ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s, 1950s

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Most similar movies to Winchell

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and thought provoking films with plots about ambition, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, unfulfillment, rise and fall, life is a bitch and love and romance mostly in Biography, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Winchell: Gable and Lombard (1976), See Arnold Run (2005), RKO 281 (1999), Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012), Harlow (1965). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Gable and Lombard (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A biography about the love affair between 1930s Hollywood superstars Clark Gable and Carole Lombard.
Style: stylized, sexual, realistic, semi serious, sexy
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, tragic love, filmmaking, world war two, love, quest, romance, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, ghost, opposites attract, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.9
 474
See Arnold Run (2005)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This biographical docu-drama alternates between two parallel threads in the life of Arnold Schwarzenegger: his formative early years as the repeat winner of the Mr. Olympia body-building championship; and his modern foray into the world of politics, ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: campaign, politics, showbiz, relationship vs career, rise and fall, athlete's life, actor's life, leadership, ambition, rise to the top, hollywood, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, austria, san diego california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 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, serious, stylized, clever ...
Plot: filmmaking, bankruptcy, anti semitism, obsession, movie business, power of media, mogul, radio, ambition, lifestyle, rise and fall, media ...
Time: 1940s, 70s
Place: wisconsin, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, serious ...
Plot: filmmaking, writers, addiction, friendship, hotel, performer's life, couples, friends, family problems, drug abuse, destructive relationship, tragic love ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 50s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Writer Ernest Hemingway begins a romance with fellow scribe Martha Gellhorn.
Style: serious, stylized, psychological, captivating, talky ...
Plot: war correspondent, divorce, romance, love affair, media, journalist, fame, couples, writer's life, life is a bitch, infidelity, spanish civil war ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.5
 929
Harlow (1965)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Hollywood drama loosely based on the life of film actress Jean Harlow, with Carroll Baker in the title role. One of two feature film biographies, both released in 1965 and both with the same title, about the '30s platinum blonde movie star.
Style: sexual, sexy, serious, realistic
Plot: rise and fall, filmmaking, wedding, showbiz, hollywood, actor's life, couples, fashion, relationship vs career, celebrity culture, looking for love, voyeurism ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.1
 2K
Truman (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Biographical account of America's President for the latter part of WWII. Shows Truman's rise from small-town nobody to leader of the USA, his decision to use the Atomic Bomb against Japan, and subsequent election as the US' post-war ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, captivating
Plot: world war two, soldier, politics, white house, world war one, presidential election, life is a bitch, military, dishonesty, leadership, heroes, ambition ...
Time: 50s
Place: asia, japan, usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Martha, Inc.: The Story of Martha Stewart (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Martha, Inc.: The Story of Martha Stewart is a 2003 NBC TV movie starring Cybill Shepherd as Martha Stewart in which the life of Martha Stewart is outlined starting from her life in New Jersey to the scandal behind her arrest.
Style: humorous, realistic, witty, suspense, biting ...
Plot: ambition, rise to the top, rise and fall, relationship vs career, tv show, celebrity culture, boss and employee, lifestyle, rising to stardom, workplace situations, obnoxious boss, media satire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 732
The Reagans (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 171 min.
Story: The miniseries featured James Brolin as Ronald Reagan and Judy Davis as Nancy Reagan, and covers the period in time from 1949 when Reagan was still in Hollywood, through his governorship of California until Reagan's last day in office as ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, sincere, controversial
Plot: politics, white house, president, governor, leadership, lifestyle, couple relations, society, state affairs, head of state, republican, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.6
 1K
Enid (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Edwardian child Enid Blyton begins to tell stories to her brothers as an escape from their parents' rows before the father deserts the family...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, relationship vs career, rise to the top, nanny, couple relations, writer's life, couples, family problems, lifestyle, ambition, artists and showbiz, bad mother ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1930s, 50s, 1940s ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, disturbing ...
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, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, beverly hills, pittsburgh, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Last Sentence (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Renowned journalist Torgny Segerstedt declares war against Hitler as he criticizes Swedish politicians who tried to look away from the tyranny of the Nazis with the good excuse of “neutralism”. His only weapon is his pen and his life is full of ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, touching, uplifting, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, journalism, human spirit, fascism, life is a bitch, political unrest, fighting the system, rebelliousness, idealism, state affairs, against the odds, media ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Will There Really Be a Morning? (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: This is the story of actress Frances Farmer, her struggles with mental illness and involuntary confinement in an insane asylum.
Style: captivating, emotional, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: mental illness, couples, addiction, terminal illness, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, love affair, showbiz, child illness, politics, performer's life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: seattle, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: realistic, captivating, emotional, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: showbiz, actor's life, rising to stardom, rise and fall, lifestyle, ambition, understanding, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, couple relations, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 50s, 20th century
Place: rome italy, italy, switzerland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: racism, showbiz, hollywood, overdose, strong female presence, sexual content, society, rise and fall, ambition, artists and showbiz, actor's life, love and romance ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, miami beach, los angeles, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Cross Creek (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The portrait of a woman who, at the edge of survival, found a world of meaning.
Style: touching, realistic, atmospheric, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: writers, family relations, power relations, human nature, wilderness, couple relations, isolation, writer's life, artists and showbiz, master and servant, lifestyle, journalism ...
Time: 1930s, 80s
Place: florida, usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Jayne Mansfield Story (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The gaudy rise and dizzy fall of the last great Hollywood blonde bombshell: Jayne Mansfield.
Style: captivating, uplifting, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: publicity, hollywood, celebrity culture, feminism, rich and poor, power relations, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, rise and fall, unfulfillment, love and romance, ambition ...
Time: 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Eleanor, First Lady of the World (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Biography of former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, who forged a new role for herself in the years after her husband's death.
Style: uplifting, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: couples, strong female presence, world war two, heroic mission, idealism, human spirit, couple relations, folk hero, state affairs, head of state, society, dealing with death ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 6.5
 128K
J. Edgar (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: As the face of law enforcement in America for almost 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, bleak, serious, factual ...
Plot: fbi, homosexual, corruption, surveillance, notoriety, politician, ambition, gays and lesbians, state affairs, crimes, president, communism ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 60s, 1940s, 50s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Surviving Picasso (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The passionate Merchant-Ivory drama tells the story of Francoise Gilot, the only lover of Pablo Picasso who was strong enough to withstand his ferocious cruelty and move on with her life.
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, emotional, intense ...
Plot: womanizer, painter, love triangle, older man younger woman relationship, world war two, infidelity, mistress, physical abuse, couple relations, artist, love and romance, love affair ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: paris france, poland, europe, france, provence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.3
 8K
Frances (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The true story of Frances Farmer's meteoric rise to fame in Hollywood and the tragic turn her life took when she was blacklisted.
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, factual ...
Plot: rich and poor, hollywood, mental illness, mother daughter relationship, family relations, showbiz, actor's life, female protagonist, life is a bitch, rise to the top, parents and children, introspection ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1940s, 50s, 70s
Place: california, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.2
 5K
James Dean (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The man behind the legend and a knowing look at the 1950's Hollywood are revealed in this dynamic bioepic of the meteoric star whose troubled life echoed his gut-grabbing performances in East of Eden, Rebel Without A Cause and Giant.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, captivating, clever
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, dying young, actor's life, ambition, lifestyle, rise and fall, rising to stardom, prodigy, desire for fame, tragic hero, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: usa, malibu california, indiana, new york, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Norma Jean & Marilyn (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 135 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: realistic, serious, touching, gloomy, disturbing ...
Plot: actor's life, showbiz, playboy, life is a bitch, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, rising to stardom, love and romance, desire for fame, rise and fall, tragic hero ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, captivating, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, romance, producer, ambition, introspection, obsession, film industry, fall in love, great depression, unfulfillment, rise to the top ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The files that escaped the shredder have become an incredible motion picture. From the Kennedys to Martin Luther King. From cab drivers to Congressmen. From housewives to hostesses. He had something on 58 million people. It was all in his files. Now ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: fbi, president, head of state, government agency, gays and lesbians, crimes, ambition, gangsters, politics, society, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 1920s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: usa, california, chicago illinois, los angeles, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Rise of Jackie Presser to President of the Teamster Union.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, suspenseful, rough
Plot: labor union, graphic violence, tough heroes, ambition, rise and fall, society, life is a bitch, state affairs, rise to the top, heroes, unfulfillment, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
 762
Amália (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Portugal
Duration: 127 min.
Story: You already know the legendary singer. For the first time, you'll get to know the woman behind the myth.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: rising to stardom, love and romance, musician's life, rise and fall, human nature, family relations, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, music, lifestyle, love affair, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 1920s, 60s ...
Place: europe, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Polanski Unauthorized (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An unauthorized chronicle of the life of Roman Polanski.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: ambition, prodigy, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, lifestyle, filmmaking, celebrity culture, unfulfillment
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.2
 250
Obscene (2007)
Genre: Documentary, Biography
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A look at the life and work of American publisher Barney Rosset, who struggled to bring controversial works like "Tropic of Cancer" and "Naked Lunch" to publication.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, experimental, controversial
Plot: ambition, writer's life, rebelliousness, rise and fall, fighting the system, society, lifestyle, journalism, rebellion, obsession, politics, maverick ...
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
America's Prince: The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A look inside the life of John F. Kennedy Jr.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: john f. kennedy, family relations, politics, ambition, lifestyle, usa president, looking for love, parents and children, state affairs, love and romance, tragic hero, kennedy family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%