Movies like The Legend of Lylah Clare

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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, jealousy, advertising, legend, impersonation, celebrity, infidelity, lesbianism, junkie, housekeeper, gardener, murder, actress, filmmaking, director, makeover, backstage ...

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Most similar movies to The Legend of Lylah Clare

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and sexy films with plots about hollywood, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, showbiz, couples, infidelity and husband wife relationship mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like The Legend of Lylah Clare: The Scarlett O'Hara War (1980), Harlow (1965), The Lonely Lady (1983), Black Starlet (1974), The Oscar (1966). 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: backstage, historical event, party, actress, actor, filmmaking, casting, director, film producer, film industry, hollywood, movie star ...
Time: 1930s
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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, female friendship, family relations, impotence, director, wedding, husband wife relationship, mentor, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, actress, blonde ...
Time: 1930s
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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: realistic, serious, sexy, rough, sexual
Plot: hollywood, betrayal, showbiz, writers, screenwriter, ambition, downfall, love and romance, misfit, artists and showbiz, rise to the top, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, california
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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, fame, female nudity, rags to riches, stripper, fortune, poverty, starlet, drugs, price of fame, casting couch ...
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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: hollywood, award, movie star, producer, rise to power, public relations, publicist, redheaded woman, brutality, divorce, yacht, ambition ...
Place: tijuana mexico, new york
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56%
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: psychological, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, parody
Plot: sex scene, comeback, death, filmmaking, director, cinema, journalist, media, hollywood, satire, female nudity, doll ...
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, realistic ...
Plot: filmmaking, obsession, addiction, lifestyle, redemption, downfall, life is a bitch, human nature, showbiz, husband wife relationship, drugs, divorce ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: israel, los angeles, middle east, usa, california ...
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49%
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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, actor's life, ambition, desire for fame, relationship vs career, introspection, human spirit, couples, artists and showbiz, society, hotshot hero, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, serious, realistic, biting ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, jealousy, abusive relationship, doll, satire, actor's life, artists and showbiz, clergy, gays and lesbians, gender, aging ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe, new york, ireland, london
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44%
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: chorus girl, nightclub, infidelity, love, delivery man, male female relationship, dancer, comedian, affair, lounge singer
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42%
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: sexy, serious, disturbing, psychological
Plot: confession, husband wife relationship, love triangle, guilty conscience, love, marital problem, selfishness, duplicity, dysfunctional marriage, seduction, self discovery, dysfunctional family ...
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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, serious, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, couples, realism, artists and showbiz, gangsters, actor's life, love and romance, underdog, fall in love, showbiz, love triangle ...
Time: 80s, 50s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, talky, witty, realistic, satirical ...
Plot: satire, media satire, corruption, workaholic, racial slur, adultery, dark humor, workplace situations, success, workplace romance, ethics, workplace ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, new york, california
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Goodnight, Sweet Marilyn (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The supposed story of superstar Marilyn Monroe's death...as told by a "friend" of hers. Watch flashbacks from "Goodbye Norma Jean" as it leads up to the night when Marilyn Monroe died.
Style: psychotronic, cult film
Plot: hollywood, flashback, death, showbiz, euthanasia, price of fame, backstage, marilyn monroe, star
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36%
Hollywood Babylon (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 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.
Plot: hollywood, sex scandal, hedonism, sexploitation, hollywood star, pregnant bride, gay club, rumor, scandal, trophy wife, pedophile, overdose ...
Time: 1910s, year 1916, 1920s, year 1929
Place: paris france, los angeles, california
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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: serious, realistic, captivating, emotional, christian film ...
Plot: hollywood, society, actor's life, lifestyle, drug abuse, redemption, overdose, hopes, artists and showbiz, writer's life, starlet, cause and meaning ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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: serious, realistic, atmospheric, twists and turns, gloomy ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, alcohol abuse, showbiz, couples, love and romance, actor's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, doppelganger, bigger dreams, drunkenness ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1937, pre world war two
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Adventures in Pornoland (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Largely improvised with only two people privy to the "secret" - that a fictional movie was being made using the players, crew, and settings of the adult movie industry as its background. Canadian television director Ethan dreams of making ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, psychological
Plot: film industry, porn industry, backstage, relationship vs career, film producer, filmmaking, couple relations, relationship problems, adult filmmaking, porn actress, male female relationship, porn star ...
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Hollywood Wives: The New Generation (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 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: realistic, semi serious, sexy, sexual
Plot: hollywood, private detective, aging, womanizer, best friends, showbiz, couple relations, celebrity culture, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, celebrity, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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34%
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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: singer, father son relationship, divorce, fired from the job, lawyer, male female relationship, economics, cruise, suicide attempt, gay slur, hollywood, joke ...
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32%
Play It As It Lays (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A Hollywood actress undergoes a psychic breakdown and recalls the traumatic events which led to her stay at a sanitarium.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: mental institution, family relations, filmmaking, hollywood, infidelity, mental breakdown, mental illness, couples, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, downfall, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, beverly hills, las vegas, los angeles, california
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32%
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: stylized, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: filmmaking, ambition, sanitarium, alcohol abuse, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, showbiz, ego clash, downfall, unsupportive coworkers, workplace intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: rome italy, usa, europe, connecticut, italy
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32%
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: drug addiction, adult filmmaking, porn industry, backstage, lesbian, drug addict, porn star, argument, heroin, lesbian relationship, drugs, exhibitionism ...
Place: san francisco
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32%
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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: death, accident, teenager, jealousy, drugs, assault, high school, police detective, defense attorney, interrogation, lsd, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
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32%
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: realistic, serious, touching, emotional
Plot: prostitute, infidelity, obsession, hospital, medical student, artist, waitress, destructive relationship, fall in love, unfulfillment, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: 60s
Place: london, paris france
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32%
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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, serious, captivating, stylized, realistic
Plot: actor's life, sexual harassment, obsession, filmmaking, prodigy, artists and showbiz, starlet, infatuation, sexual obsession, older man younger woman relationship, passion, movie star ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england
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31%
Obsessed with a Married Woman (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Jane Seymour makes a six-course meal of her starring role as a magazine editor in Obsessed With a Married Woman--indeed, her performance is the only tangible reason for sitting through this artistically bankrupt TV movie. The story contrives to have ...
Plot: mistress, infidelity, adultery, husband wife relationship, obsession, magazine editor, affair, writers, male female relationship, magazine
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31%
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, couples, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1920s, 70s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, filmmaking, addiction, showbiz, obsession, actor's life, hollywood, manipulation, couples, disorder, performer's life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, lgbt, female homosexuality, high school reunion, swimming, lesbianism, dancer, jewish, singer, female nudity, lesbian romance, car accident ...
Place: massachusetts
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30%