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Set Fire to the Stars (2014)
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Set Fire to the Stars (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An aspiring poet in 1950s New York has his ordered world shaken when he embarks on a week-long retreat to save his hell raising hero, Dylan Thomas.
Style: sincere, sentimental, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, serious, stylized
Plot: writer's life, life turned upside down, artists and showbiz, poet, disorder
Time: 50s, 1950s, 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sentimental and sincere films with plots about artists and showbiz, ambition, lifestyle, writer's life, celebrity culture, friends and nudity (full frontal - brief) mostly in Biography, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Set Fire to the Stars: The Color of Time (2012), Doll (2013), Burton and Taylor (2013), 84 Charing Cross Road (1987), Nora (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Color of Time (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A poetic road trip through Pulitzer prize-winning CK Williams' life over the course of 40 years.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, melancholic, sentimental ...
Plot: poetry, poet, romance, couple relations, americana, artists and showbiz, writer's life, parent child relationship, haunted by the past, husband wife relationship, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 80s, 70s ...
Place: detroit, usa, new york
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Doll (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 131 min.
Story: The rise and fall of the most distinguished Polish-Gypsy poetess Bronislawa Wajs, widely known as Papusza, and her relationship with her discoverer, writer Jerzy Ficowski.
Style: non-linear, realistic, serious, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: world war two, gypsy, rise and fall, ambition, writer's life, unfulfillment, gypsy camp, artists and showbiz, poet, poetry, female director, birth ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: poland
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91%
Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story is a made-for-TV film starring Australian actress Poppy Montgomery. The film, which was shot in B.C. Canada locations altered to look like British locations, details the journey of struggling single mother ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: multiple sclerosis, writer's life, rising to stardom, family relations, artists and showbiz, ambition, rise to the top, single parent, ends with biographical notes, mother daughter relationship, abusive relationship, female protagonist ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 80s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Burton and Taylor (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: TV drama based on Richard Burton's diaries, about his last performance in 1983 with ex-wife Elizabeth Taylor. They meet after several years and he agrees to her suggestion that they star in a stage revival on Broadway of Noel Coward's ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, captivating
Plot: artists and showbiz, couple relations, celebrity culture, couples, actor's life, hollywood, love, lifestyle, love and romance, showbiz, love affair, party ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
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84 Charing Cross Road (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a humorous script-reader in her New York apartment sees an ad in the Saturday Review of Literature for a bookstore in London that does mail order, she begins a very special correspondence and friendship with Frank Doel, the bookseller who works ...
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, platonic, correspondence, bookstore, romance, bittersweet, couple relations, human nature, fall in love, friends, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s ...
Place: london, new york, england, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Nora (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK, Italy, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In 1904, in Dublin, James Joyce chats up Nora Barnacle, a hotel maid recently come from Galway. She enchants him with her frank, direct and uninhibited manner, and before long, he's convinced her to come with him to Trieste, where he has a job ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: love affair, writer's life, lifestyle, novelist, family problems, couple relations, love triangle, society, romance, artists and showbiz, sexual relations, male female relationship ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: italy, ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Sal (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: James Franco's Sal chronicles the final hours of the life of actor Sal Mineo, one-time teen idol and star of the blockbuster films Rebel Without a Cause and Exodus.
Style: touching, sincere, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: lifestyle, ambition, actor's life, introspection, friendship, artists and showbiz, hopes, gay, celebrity, murder, friends, unfulfillment ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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62%
The Broken Tower (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Docudrama about American poet Hart Crane, who committed suicide in April 1932 at the age of 32 by jumping off the steamship SS Orizaba.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, emotional, stylized, sincere ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, introspection, love and romance, gender, writer's life, suicide, writers, sailor, brooklyn bridge, poet, poetry reading, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 20s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: ohio, usa, new york, mexico, paris france
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59%
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The Brittany Murphy Story (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A look at Brittany Murphy's rise to Hollywood fame in the 1990s, her struggles with celebrity and self-esteem, and her mysterious death in 2009 at the age of 32.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, captivating
Plot: rise and fall, rising to stardom, actor's life, ambition, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, parents and children
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Life (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Canada, Australia, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1955, young photographer Dennis Stock develops a close bond with actor James Dean while shooting pictures of the rising Hollywood star.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, psychological
Plot: magazine, actor's life, showbiz, friendship, celebrity, celebrity culture, buddy, hollywood, movie star, photographer, actor, society ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1955
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: uplifting, captivating, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: publicity, hollywood, unfulfillment, ambition, celebrity culture, rich and poor, feminism, power relations, lifestyle, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, actor's life ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Audrey Hepburn Story (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The film spans from Hepburn's early childhood to the 1950s which details her life as a Dutch ballerina, coming to grips with her parents' divorce, and enduring life in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II. She then settles in ...
Style: serious, feel good, uplifting, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: hollywood, showbiz, world war two, actor's life, celebrity culture, performer's life, rising to stardom, haunted by the past, human spirit, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: usa, new york, europe, holland, manhattan new york city
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54%
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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, family problems, couples, couple relations, ambition, lifestyle, writer's life, artists and showbiz, bad mother ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1930s, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: england, europe
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Jimi: All Is by My Side (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A drama based on Jimi Hendrix's life as he left New York City for London, where his career took off.
Style: realistic, captivating, sincere, atmospheric, serious
Plot: musician's life, ambition, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, music, drugs/alcohol, musician, drug use, guitarist, rock star, infidelity, profanity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england, new york, london
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Tropic of Cancer (1970)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In contemporary Paris, expat American writer Henry Miller works his way through a series of amorous encounters while trying to find his literary voice.
Style: erotic, realistic, stylized, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: mental institution, looking for sex, school, writer's life, artists and showbiz, womanizer, immigrants, strong sexual content, social relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), husband wife relationship, american abroad ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 20s, 30s ...
Place: france, paris france
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An Adventure in Space and Time (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This special one-off drama travels back in time to 1963 to see how Doctor Who was first brought to the screen. Actor William Hartnell felt trapped by a succession of hard-man roles. Wannabe producer Verity Lambert was frustrated by the TV ...
Style: sincere, captivating, sentimental, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: producer, director, success, actor, backstage, cultural icon, tv show, artists and showbiz, media, television, mentor protege relationship, television studio ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1964, 1960s, year 1966 ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A light hearted look at future Prime Minister Margaret Thatchers rise from research chemist in 1949 to becoming MP for Finchley in 1959 encompassing her early relationship and marriage to Oil Millionaire Denis Thatcher.
Style: captivating, emotional, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: politics, ambition, rise to the top, campaign, feminism, society, state affairs, head of state, election, strong female presence, british politics, satire ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Mr. Rock 'n' Roll: The Alan Freed Story (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This is the story of Alan Freed. He was working as a DJ in Cleveland, Ohio, and he discovered how amazing R&B or Rhytym & Blues is, however, the music is considered to be "BLACK" music. So, most radio stations won't ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: racism, rising to stardom, life is a bitch, ambition, music, desire for fame, love and romance, artists and showbiz, society, media, r&b, showbiz ...
Time: 50s
Place: new york, usa, ohio, manhattan new york city, cleveland ohio ...
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Violeta Went to Heaven (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Chile, Argentina, Brazil
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A portrait of famed Chilean singer and folklorist Violeta Parra filled with her musical work, her memories, her loves and her hopes.
Style: serious, sincere, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Plot: museum, music, follow your dream, loss of daughter, folk, latin, musical tour, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, musician's life, lifestyle, performer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 30s, 50s, 40s ...
Place: chile, latin america, geneva switzerland, santiago chile, paris france ...
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Pasolini (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Italy
Duration: 84 min.
Story: We are with Pasolini during the last hours of his life, as he talks with his beloved family and friends, writes, gives a brutally honest interview, shares a meal with Ninetto Davoli, and cruises for the roughest rough trade in his gun-metal gray ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: artists and showbiz, murder, society, gay, filmmaker, death, interview, man with glasses, airplane, gay slur, sex, restaurant ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy
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My Way Home (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Jamie leaves the children's home to live with his paternal grandmother. After working in a mine and in a tailor's shop, he is conscripted into the RAF, and goes to Egypt, where he is befriended by Robert, whose undemanding companionship ...
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, gloomy, sincere
Plot: child neglect, autobiography, friendship, teenage life, bittersweet, society, hopes, youth, juvenile delinquency, military, coming of age, soldier ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 1940s
Place: scotland, egypt, middle east, europe, africa ...
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The Amazing Howard Hughes (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 215 min.
Story: The Amazing Howard Hughes is a 1977 television movie about American aviation pioneer and filmmaker Howard Hughes, based on the book by Hughes' business partner Noah Dietrich. The film starred Tommy Lee Jones, Ed Flanders, and Tovah Feldshuh.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: adventurer, adventure, mentally unstable, unfulfillment, lifestyle, misfit, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, prodigy, ambition, rich and poor, obsession ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa, california
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How Strange to be Named Federico (2013)
Genre: Biography
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On the 20th anniversary of Federico Fellini’s death, Ettore Scola, a devoted admirer of the incomparable maestro, commemorates the lesser-known aspects of Fellini’s personality, employing interviews, photographs, behind-the-scenes footage as ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, factual, captivating ...
Plot: filmmaking, movie business, ambition, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, follow your dream, friendship, hopes, columnist, writer's life, friends, visionary ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 40s, 30s, 1930s ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Neal Cassady (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The story of what happened to Neal Cassady after Jack Kerouac's "On The Road" came out. Deals primarily with Neal's relationship to his fictional alter-ego, Dean Moriarty.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, semi serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: self discovery, on the road, buddies, life is a bitch, celebrity culture, drug abuse, fame, bus, road trip, writer's life, friends, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 60s, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: filmmaking, alcohol, writers, addiction, friendship, alcohol abuse, hotel, bittersweet, strong female presence, unfulfillment, downfall, lifestyle ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 50s, 1940s, 20th century ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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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, stylized, atmospheric, clever, sentimental ...
Plot: filmmaking, bankruptcy, anti semitism, obsession, movie business, media, society, artists and showbiz, ambition, ego clash, lifestyle, rise and fall ...
Time: 1940s, 70s
Place: wisconsin, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
This Boy's Life (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In 1957, a son and mother flee the East and an abusive boyfriend to find a new life, and end up in Seattle, where the mother meets a polite garage mechanic. The boy continually gets into trouble by hanging out with the wrong crowd. The mom marries ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: single parent, domestic violence, coming of age, stepfather, friendship, child abuse, dysfunctional family, gay teenager, family relations, homosexual, mechanic, stepfather stepson relationship ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1957
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, united states, washington d.c. ...
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41%
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The Postman (1994)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France, Belgium
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Simple Italian postman learns to love poetry while delivering mail to a famous poet; he uses this to woo local beauty Beatrice.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: letter, poet, island, friendship, love, communism, exile, postman, romance, bohemian life, friends, native ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: italy, europe, naples italy, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Marina (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Belgium, Italy
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story of Rocco Granata, an Italian coal miner's son who followed his passion for music against his father's wishes and social barriers.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: against the odds, artists and showbiz, follow your dream, ambition, musician's life, society, parents and children, hopes, first love, immigrants, father son relationship, coming of age ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1950s
Place: belgium, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: realistic, serious, sentimental, captivating, clever
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, actor, dying young, actor's life, teen angst, rise and fall, rising to stardom, ambition, prodigy, lifestyle, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: usa, indiana, new york, malibu california, santa monica california
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