Movies like Steve Jobs

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Steve Jobs (2015)
 7.2
 135K
Steve Jobs (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.
Style: serious, factual, clever, talky, melancholic, realistic, sincere, captivating, dramatic, intense ...
Plot: prodigy, apple computer, ambition, rise to the top, dialogue driven, computers and web, technology, friendship, father daughter relationship, inventions and discoveries, fired from the job, computer, loneliness, adaptation, depression, family, creativity, obsession, alter ego, storytelling, business, life, existentialism, complex characters, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 1990s
Place: usa, california

Most similar movies to Steve Jobs

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, talky and interesting films with plots about mentor, storytelling, catastrophe, runaway, ambition, corruption and destiny mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Steve Jobs: Jobs (2013), The Social Network (2010), Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999), The Founder (2016), Experimenter (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.9
 88K
Jobs (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of Steve Jobs' ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century.
Style: serious, realistic, factual, inspirational, captivating ...
Plot: rise to the top, prodigy, computers and web, workplace situations, inventions and discoveries, entrepreneur, business, programmer, ambition, apple computer, perfectionist, blind ambition ...
Time: 70s, 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary ...
Place: usa, india, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Social Network (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room as a small site among ...
Style: clever, realistic, based on true events, serious, intellectual ...
Plot: computers and web, ambition, rise to the top, programmer, computer genius, social relations, inventions and discoveries, creator, ego clash, hacker, betrayal, college ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s
Place: harvard university, usa, california, massachusetts, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: This film is the semi-humorous documentary about the men who made the world of technology what it is today, their struggles during college, the founding of their companies, and the ingenious actions they took to build up the global corporate empires ...
Style: tense, talky, clever, sincere, serious ...
Plot: programmer, computers and web, college, apple computer, rise and fall, inventions and discoveries, workplace, crumbling relationship, contests and competitions, rivalry, power relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, future
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 94K
The Founder (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The true story of how Ray Kroc, a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers’ speedy system of making the food and saw franchise ...
Style: based on true events, factual, realistic, motivational, clever ...
Plot: family business, business, fast food, ambition, businessman, salesman, rags to riches, greed, capitalism, betrayal, twists & turns, destiny ...
Time: 1950s
Place: mcdonald's restaurant, usa, america, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 15K
Experimenter (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Yale University, 1961. Stanley Milgram designs a psychology experiment that still resonates to this day, in which people think they’re delivering painful electric shocks to an affable stranger strapped into a chair in another room. Despite his ...
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, enigmatic, disturbing ...
Plot: experiment, psychology, couple relations, human nature, workplace, inventions and discoveries, science, electric shock, controversy, insanity, elephant, radical ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1961, 1960s, 1930s
Place: usa, yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Hilary and Jackie (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The tragic story of world-renowned cellist Jacqueline du Pré, as told from the point of view of her sister, flautist Hilary du Pré-Finzi.
Style: emotional, sentimental, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: prodigy, concert, cellist, career, music, mentally unstable, lifestyle, family relations, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, uninhibited rivalry, relationship vs career ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: At Princeton University, John Nash struggles to make a worthwhile contribution to serve as his legacy to the world of mathematics. He finally makes a revolutionary breakthrough that will eventually earn him the Nobel Prize. After graduate school he ...
Style: psychological, captivating, touching, cerebral, realistic ...
Plot: mental illness, mathematics, prodigy, paranoia, genius, obsession, insanity, schizophrenia, hallucinations, inventions and discoveries, mentally unstable, imagination ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 70s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, campus, boston, massachusetts, stockholm sweden ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The End of the Tour (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace, which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace's groundbreaking epic novel, 'Infinite Jest.'
Style: talky, realistic, sincere, serious, intellectual ...
Plot: loneliness, journalism, media, writer's life, artists and showbiz, existentialism, depression, suicide, book, friendship, death, telephone call ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1996
Place: usa, illinois, minneapolis minnesota, mcdonald's restaurant, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 114K
Joy (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A story based on the life of a struggling Long Island single mom who became one of the country's most successful entrepreneurs.
Style: witty, stylized, realistic, inspirational, sentimental ...
Plot: inventor, family relations, parents and children, divorce, businesswoman, single parent, bankruptcy, sunglasses, drawing, party, storytelling, family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, california, dallas texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer.
Style: touching, uplifting, inspirational, intellectual, clever ...
Audience: kids
Plot: prodigy, chess, child prodigy, contests and competitions, genius, supportive parent, parents and children, human spirit, mentor, competition, tournament, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 16K
Iris (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: True story of the lifelong romance between novelist Iris Murdoch and her husband John Bayley, from their student days through her battle with Alzheimer's disease.
Style: touching, intellectual, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Plot: aging, love, alzheimer's disease, understanding, writer's life, couple relations, love of one's life, virginity, lesbian, life & death, character study, loneliness ...
Time: 90s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.6
 13K
Lenny (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of acerbic 1960s comic Lenny Bruce, whose groundbreaking, no-holds-barred style and social commentary was often deemed by the Establisment as too obscene for the public.
Style: bleak, clever, psychological, sincere, witty ...
Plot: stripper, rise and fall, civil rights, judaism, kiss, comedian, jewish, against the rules, drug abuse, fighting the system, addiction, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 5K
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, atmospheric, stylized, serious ...
Plot: filmmaking, bankruptcy, director, obsession, movie business, media, rise and fall, lifestyle, showbiz, society, ego clash, power of media ...
Time: 1940s
Place: wisconsin, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
My Week with Marilyn (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sir Laurence Olivier is making a movie in London. Young Colin Clark, an eager film student, wants to be involved and he navigates himself a job on the set. When film star Marilyn Monroe arrives for the start of shooting, all of London is excited to ...
Style: sentimental, factual, melancholic, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: filmmaking, movie star, showgirl, actor's life, celebrity, fame, artists and showbiz, crumbling relationship, hot and sexy, nervous breakdown, showbiz, drinking problem ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: england, europe, california, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, captivating, cynical ...
Plot: filmmaking, prohibition, alcohol, addiction, friendship, hotel, drug abuse, infidelity, couples, downfall, family problems, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 40s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Flash of Genius (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In this David vs. Goliath drama based on a true story, college professor Robert Kearns (Greg Kinnear) goes up against the giants of the auto industry when they fail to give him credit for inventing intermittent windshield wipers. Kearns doggedly ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
Plot: inventions and discoveries, nervous breakdown, lawsuit, underdog, powerful corporation, disgruntled, legal action, designer, ambition, hopes, legal, visionary ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: usa, michigan, detroit, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.9
 18K
Basquiat (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Director Julian Schnabel illustrates the portrait of his friend, the first African-American pop artist Jean-Michel Basquiat who unfortunately died at a young age and just as he was beginning to make a name for himself in the art world. Alongside the ...
Style: stylized, rough, sexy, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: drug abuse, friendship, basketball, overdose, heroin, painting, graffiti, sex, drug addiction, self discovery, rise and fall, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1981
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Yves Saint Laurent (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A look at the life of French designer Yves Saint Laurent from the beginning of his career in 1958 when he met his lover and business partner, Pierre Berge.
Style: realistic, stylized, serious, captivating, melancholic ...
Plot: fashion, rise to the top, fashion designer, gays and lesbians, couple relations, artists and showbiz, ambition, gender, couples, drug abuse, gay, cocaine ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, paris france, morocco, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 25K
Pollock (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In August of 1949, Life Magazine ran a banner headline that begged the question: "Jackson Pollock: Is he the greatest living painter in the United States?" The film is a look back into the life of an extraordinary man, a man who has ...
Style: gloomy, realistic, serious, sincere, tense ...
Plot: artist, painting, infidelity, addiction, unfulfillment, supportive spouse, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, artists and showbiz, family problems, weakness, bohemian life ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, new york, long island, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.0
 1K
The Deal (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It is approaching an election in the UK when the leader of the Labour party, John Smith, suffers another in a line of heart attacks and dies. With the leadership campaign about to start the clear choice appears to be Gordon Brown, a stanch Scotsman. ...
Style: serious, sincere, clever, realistic, talky ...
Plot: politics, head of state, royal family, dishonesty, betrayal, ambition, leadership, political intrigue, rise to the top, society, political corruption, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on a true story. Shortly after World War II, Preston Tucker is a dynamic engineer and an enthusiastic showman who envisions the car of the future. Against mighty odds he manages to build a fleet of them - only to have his factory shut down by ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, serious, realistic, futuristic ...
Plot: underdog, americana, visionary, car, fighting the system, society, courtroom drama, state affairs, friends, ambition, senator, friendship ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, future, 1950s
Place: detroit, usa, washington d.c., chicago illinois, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.9
 19K
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: realistic, serious, stylized, captivating, dramatic ...
Plot: music, friendship, showbiz, megalomaniac, ambition, friends, cultural icon, musician's life, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, r&b, desire for fame ...
Time: 1950s, 60s, 20th century, 70s, 50s ...
Place: usa, georgia, new jersey, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Imitation Game (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain's top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley ...
Style: intellectual, serious, captivating, factual, suspense ...
Plot: prodigy, inventions and discoveries, social misfits, code breaking, genius, ambition, mathematician, homosexuality, espionage, sexism, code, computers and web ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1920s, year 1939, 1940s ...
Place: england, europe, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 6K
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: hollywood, mental illness, rich and poor, mother daughter relationship, showbiz, actor's life, female protagonist, rise to the top, life is a bitch, family relations, wrongful imprisonment, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 30s, 1930s, 1950s ...
Place: california, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
American Splendor (2003)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An original mix of fiction and reality illuminates the life of comic book hero everyman Harvey Pekar.
Style: neurotic, realistic, stylized, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: loneliness, depression, artist, writer's life, rising to stardom, antisocial behavior, self discovery, new job, lifestyle, ambition, social misfits, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 1950s
Place: usa, ohio, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, captivating, sentimental
Plot: actor's life, rise and fall, ambition, parents and children, desire for fame, celebrity culture, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
An Angel at My Table (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: New Zealand, Australia, UK, USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Janet Frame grows up in a poor family. She is different than the other kids. She is considered abnormal and locked away in a mental institution for eight years. Everything changes when she starts writing books.
Style: touching, uplifting, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: insanity, teacher, mental institution, prodigy, book, treatment, social awkwardness, misfit, lifestyle, coping, human spirit, writer's life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new zealand, paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.6
 15K
Genius (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: New York in the 1920s. Max Perkins, literary editor at Scribner’s Sons is the first to sign such subsequent literary greats as Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. When a sprawling, chaotic 1,000-page manuscript by an unknown writer named ...
Style: intellectual, melancholic, talky, inspirational, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: novelist, book, genius, writers, eccentricity, creativity, unlikely friendships, destiny, obsession, mentor, writer's life, life philosophy ...
Time: 1930s
Place: usa, new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: realistic, serious, sentimental
Plot: mentally unstable, lifestyle, car chase, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, adventure, celebrity culture, rich and poor, rise to the top, power relations, misfit, adventurer ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.3
 5K
Jacknife (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A conflict develops between a troubled Vietnam veteran and the sister he lives with when she becomes involved romantically with the army buddy who reminds him of the tragic battle they both survived.
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, sincere, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, haunted by the past, siblings relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, human nature, homecoming, loneliness, vietnam veteran, prom, unlikely friendships, depression ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, vietnam, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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