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The Legend of Lylah Clare (1968)
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The Legend of Lylah Clare (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A dictatorial film director (Finch) hires an unknown actress (Novak) to play the lead role in a planned movie biography of a late, great Hollywood star.
Style: psychological thriller
Plot: hollywood, movie star, love, lesbian, obsession, death, drugs, homosexual, drug addict, star, jealousy, advertising, legend, impersonation, celebrity, infidelity, lesbianism, junkie, housekeeper, gardener, murder, actress, filmmaking, director, makeover ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexy and captivating films with plots about hollywood, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, couples, infidelity, female nudity and showbiz mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like The Legend of Lylah Clare: The Scarlett O'Hara War (1980), Harlow (1965), The Lonely Lady (1983), The Oscar (1966), Black Starlet (1974). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Scarlett O'Hara War (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This is the story of how one of the famous movie roles was cast. The role of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind.
Plot: historical event, backstage, director, film set, film producer, hollywood, film industry, movie star, actor, actress, casting, filmmaking ...
Time: 1930s
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95%
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Harlow (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Loosely based biography of 1930s star Jean Harlow as she begins her climb to stardom. One of two "Harlow" film biographies that appeared in 1965, this one stars Carol Lynley in the title role that begins as Jean Harlow, a bit player in ...
Plot: hollywood, movie star, friendship between women, impotence, actress, blonde, marriage, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, director, wedding, husband wife relationship, family relations ...
Time: 1930s
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79%
The Lonely Lady (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young screenwriter allows others to exploit her in the hopes of "making it" in Hollywood.
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, sexual, rough
Plot: hollywood, showbiz, betrayal, writers, screenwriter, mental illness, misfit, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, couples, filmmaking, downfall ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, california
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59%
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The Oscar (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Snotty Hollywood actor becomes even more full of himself after he's nominated for Best actor at the Academy Awards.
Style: cult film
Plot: award, hollywood, movie star, redheaded woman, price of fame, rolls royce, rise to power, public relations, producer, extortion, blackmail, talent agent ...
Place: new york, tijuana mexico
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58%
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Black Starlet (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Girl leaves Gary, Indiana, to become a star in Hollywood.
Plot: hollywood, betrayal, poverty, drugs, star, fortune, price of fame, rags to riches, starlet, casting couch, movie actress, stripper ...
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57%
The Other Side of the Wind (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Iran, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Orson Welles' unfinished masterpiece, restored and assembled based on Welles' own notes. During the last 15 years of his life, Welles, who died in 1985, worked obsessively on the film, which chronicles a temperamental film director—much ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: sex scene, comeback, filmmaking, death, director, cinema, film set, journalist, media, interview, film within a film, hollywood ...
Time: 70s
Place: arizona
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54%
Dangerous Game (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A New York film director, working on his latest movie in Los Angeles, begins to reflect the actions in his movie and real life, especially when he begins an affair with the lead actress.
Style: psychological, rough, art house, melancholic, bleak ...
Plot: filmmaking, obsession, addiction, lifestyle, redemption, life is a bitch, downfall, showbiz, human nature, husband wife relationship, drugs, divorce ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: israel, los angeles, california, usa, middle east ...
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50%
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The Wager (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An actor at the pinnacle of his Hollywood career finds himself buckling to temptation after he accepts the lead in a classic tale of good versus evil. Michael Steele has just been nominated for Best Actor at the Academy Awards. In the wake of that ...
Style: realistic, serious, christian film, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: hollywood, human spirit, relationship vs career, introspection, actor's life, desire for fame, ambition, society, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, couples, showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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47%
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The Trade Off (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A man is forced to re-evaluate the choices he's made in his life.
Style: disturbing, sexy, psychological, serious
Plot: confession, love triangle, husband wife relationship, guilty conscience, love, betrayal, marital crisis, erotica, duplicity, dysfunctional marriage, selfishness, dysfunctional family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Strangers Kiss (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: To help his actress girlfriend regain her confidence a Hollywood bigshot bankrolls a small budget film being made by a first-time producer and director pair. Despite the hand-to-mouth way it has to be made the film starts to come good, as does the ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, love triangle, showbiz, fall in love, couples, realism, artists and showbiz, actor's life, gangsters, underdog, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 1950s, 50s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Network (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A TV network cynically exploits a deranged ex-TV anchor's ravings and revelations about the media for their own profit.
Style: cynical, dark humor, talky, witty, realistic ...
Plot: satire, older man younger woman, media satire, corruption, workaholic, tv show, racial slur, adultery, success, workplace situations, anchor, network ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Killing of Sister George (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: When June Buckridge (Beryl Reid) arrives at her London flat and announces 'They are going to murder me', her long-time lover and doll-cuddling flat mate Alice 'Childie' McNaught (Susannah York) realises that things are going to ...
Style: sexy, sexual, suspense, witty, realistic ...
Plot: doll, lesbian, satire, tv show, couple relations, gays and lesbians, gender, clergy, love and romance, actor's life, artists and showbiz, aging ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, england, new york, ireland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Hollywood Babylon (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: This is like a documentary on the scandals in the Golden Age of Hollywood during the 1920's. Contains many reenactments of major scandals.
Style: based on true events
Plot: hollywood, sex scandal, hedonism, sexploitation, overdose, teenage pregnancy, adultery, sex scene, erotica, panties, gay club, group sex ...
Time: hollywood star, year 1916, 1910s, year 1929, 1920s
Place: los angeles, california, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Gigolo and drifter, Chance Wayne, returns to his home town as the accompaniment of a faded movie star, Alexandra Del Lago, whom he hopes to use to help him break into the movies. Chance runs into trouble when he finds his ex-girlfriend, the daughter ...
Style: emotional, serious, atmospheric, tense, realistic ...
Plot: hollywood, ambition, movie star, betrayal, unlikely couple, actor's life, comeback, couple relations, infidelity, romance, adultery, hypocrisy ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1930s, 1960s
Place: florida, usa, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Live Fast, Die Young (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When a famous star is found dead at an exclusive Christmas Eve party filled with A-list Hollywood types, the police must hold for questioning a group of powerful entertainment industry players who are eager to leave the scene. As they reflect upon ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, captivating, psychotronic ...
Plot: hollywood, society, overdose, drug abuse, redemption, actor's life, lifestyle, filmmaking, cause and meaning, starlet, writer's life, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Stand-ins (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Six women who came to Hollywood with the dream of becoming famous find themselves working as stand-ins for the glamorous stars of the late 1930s. Gathering for a birthday celebration at their local watering hole, they introduce a new member to the ...
Style: gloomy, atmospheric, stylized, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: filmmaking, bar, hollywood, alcohol abuse, showbiz, lifestyle, actor's life, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couples, birthday, drug use ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1937, pre world war two
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: stylized, realistic, captivating, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, romance, producer, ambition, introspection, obsession, film industry, fall in love, great depression, celebrity culture, showbiz ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 20s, 1920s ...
Place: usa, california
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35%
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The Girl (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, South Africa, USA, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Director Alfred Hitchcock is revered as one of the greatest creative minds in the history of cinema. Known for his psychological thrillers, Hitchcock’s leading ladies were cool, beautiful and preferably blonde. One such actress was Tippi Hedren, ...
Style: psychological, stylized, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: sexual harassment, actor's life, obsession, filmmaking, prodigy, artists and showbiz, infatuation, starlet, jealousy, movie studio, movie star, dream girl ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Her Last Chance (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Drug adict teen gets out of rehab only to be accused of her boyfriend's death.
Plot: accident, death, jealousy, drugs, party, drug addict, teenager, drug addiction
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Two Weeks in Another Town (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A recovering alcoholic film director tries for a comeback in Rome.
Style: sincere, serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: filmmaking, ambition, sanitarium, alcohol abuse, showbiz, desire for fame, life is a bitch, actor's life, artists and showbiz, down on your luck, unsupportive coworkers, workplace intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: rome italy, europe, usa, connecticut, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Hollywood Wives: The New Generation (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Hollywood star (Fawcett), fed up with her husband's cheating, hires a private investigator to tail him. Emotional support is offered by her two friends - a soul singer (Givens) and a famous director's wife (Gilbert)
Style: semi serious, realistic, sexy, sexual
Plot: hollywood, private detective, celebrity culture, couple relations, best friends, womanizer, aging, showbiz, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, celebrity, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, hollywood star
Place: usa
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34%
Of Human Bondage (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Medical student Philip fall in love with Mildred, a waitress. Although she is a flirt, they have a love affair. But when Philip is told about her constant infideliy, they break up. Mildred quits her job and becomes a prostitute. But Philip is still ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: prostitute, obsession, hospital, infidelity, medical student, artist, waitress, unfulfillment, lifestyle, dishonesty, fall in love, destructive relationship ...
Time: 60s
Place: london, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Kamikaze Hearts (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Alternately distressing, instructive, contestable, and fascinating, Juliet Bashore's 1986 documentary about a lesbian couple working in the porn industry—a cynical older woman (Sharon “Mitch” Mitchell), who is a seasoned porn star, and ...
Plot: porn industry, adult filmmaking, drug addiction, drugs, budweiser, female nudity, heroin, sex, filmmaking, lesbian, porn star, couples ...
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Hierarchy (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A group of Californians experience loss, despair and desperation over the course of seven days before Christmas. A boxing underdog must face the truth about his uncertain future, a blocked novelist struggles to create a new work admist a suspicious ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: bible, priest, death threat, coincidence, adultery, falling from height, filmmaker, film within a film, boxing, bum, racism, film industry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
10:30 P.M. Summer (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A female traveling companion seduces a married man and his alcoholic wife.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: hotel, ladykiller, destructive relationship, sexual relations, infidelity, pregnancy, village life, dysfunctional family, village, alcohol abuse, love affair, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: europe, spain, madrid
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32%
The Third Girl from the Left (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A chorus girl comes to the realization that she is not getting any younger and that her longtime relationship with a nightclub comedian is going nowhere. She finds herself attracted to an unassuming but attentive--and much younger--delivery boy.
Plot: delivery man, chorus girl, love, delivery boy, comedian, nightclub, dancer, affair, male female relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
They Shoot Movies, Don't They? ...The Making of 'Mirage' (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: They Shoot Movies, Don't They? is a voyeuristic look at first time director Tom Paulson and the movie he wrote called Mirage. Frank Gallagher is the documentarian whose camera waits and watches as Paulson navigates through a jungle of ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, clever, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: ambition, lifestyle, obsession, addiction, showbiz, filmmaking, actor's life, hollywood, manipulation, performer's life, media, couples ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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I'm Losing You (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A wealthy businessman Perry Krohn attempts to juggle the needs of his dedicated wife, demanding mistress and grown children while facing his own certain death from lung cancer.
Style: realistic, talky, emotional, serious, biting ...
Plot: cancer, hollywood, family relations, aids, infidelity, terminal illness, showbiz, family problems, dealing with death, artists and showbiz, family in crisis, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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31%
Everything Relative (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Old college chums get together for a weekend reunion that is bound to open old wounds and perhaps heal them. New romances find a spark while old ones rekindle.
Plot: lesbian, class reunion, female director, lgbt, high school reunion, female homosexuality, pregnancy, alcoholic, swimming, guilt, song, singing ...
Place: massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Dinah East (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A glamorous movie queen of the 1950s is revealed to be a man whose secret led to complicated relationships.
Style: cult film
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), gay bar, flashback, gay, suicide, actress, female full frontal nudity, lesbian sex, boxing match, transvestite, love, rape ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%