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Ciao Manhattan (1972)
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Ciao Manhattan (1972)
Original name: Ciao! Manhattan
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The very sad tale of socialite & Warhol muse Edie Sedgwick (1943-1971) who effectively plays herself in a film that follows her life in a large part from the time she left Warhol's 'factory' and what the life of excess drugs did to her sanity. Edie was such a beautiful fragile girl - who finally got her head together and got married (her wedding day video is edited into the end of the movie) but it was too late, her husband woke up on a morning in November 1971, only weeks after filming wrapped, and found her dead beside him. She had died in her sleep from overdosing on her medication she was 28.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, experimental, disturbing, offbeat
Plot: hitchhiking, electroshock therapy, fashion, addiction, life is a bitch, factory, drug abuse, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, sex, drugs, youth, female nudity, model, celebrity, nymphomania, mansion, childhood trauma, sexual promiscuity, flashback, domineering mother, fantasy becomes reality, monitor, swimming pool, sex in a swimming pool ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, california, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sexy and melancholic films with plots about life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, addiction, drug abuse, drugs, unfulfillment and lifestyle mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like Ciao Manhattan: Gia (1998), King of Salsa (2006), Frances (1982), I Shot Andy Warhol (1996), Permanent Midnight (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Gia (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Gia Carangi travels to New York City with dreams of becoming a fashion model. Within minutes of arriving, she meets Wilhelmina Cooper, a wise and high-powered agent who takes Gia under her wing. With Cooper's help and her own natural instincts, ...
Style: psychological, rough, melancholic, sexy, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
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Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: new york
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King of Salsa (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The rise and fall of salsa singer, Héctor Lavoe (1946-1993), as told from the perspective of his wife Puchi, who looks back from 2002.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, disturbing, sentimental
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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
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: disturbing, clever, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: radical, obsession, low lives, hypocrisy, breaking point, men hatred, losing-it hero, misfit, assassination attempt, social misfits, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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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: serious, intense, depressing, factual, disturbing ...
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Time: 90s, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, beverly hills, pittsburgh, new jersey
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Polanski Unauthorized (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
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Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: ambition, prodigy, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, lifestyle, filmmaking, celebrity culture, unfulfillment
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Errol Flynn, the swashbuckling Hollywood star and notorious ladies man, flouted convention all his life, but never more brazenly than in his last years when, swimming in vodka and unwilling to face his mortality, he undertook a liaison with an ...
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The Color of Time (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
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Pinero (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: sincere, touching, serious, disturbing, factual ...
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Big Sur (2013)
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Duration: 81 min.
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Style: realistic, sincere, captivating, serious
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
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Style: atmospheric, stylized, captivating, realistic, factual ...
Plot: drug abuse, friendship, artist, art, self destructing, society, rising to stardom, rise and fall, overdose, celebrity culture, human spirit, self discovery ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, rough, psychological, gloomy ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Mommie Dearest (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
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Duration: 129 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, stylized, sexy
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The Anna Nicole Smith Story (2007)
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
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Duration: 107 min.
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Audience: teens, girls' night
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
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Lady Sings the Blues (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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