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One Man Up (2001)
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One Man Up (2001)
Original name: L'uomo in più
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The debut feature by acclaimed Italian director Paolo Sorrentino (Il Divo) is a stylish and blackly comic look at the dark side of fame. Evocatively set during the eighties, the film charts the decline of two men both named Antonio Pisapia who lead entirely separate yet strangely parallel lives. One (Toni Servillo, Gomorrah) is a pop singer who finds himself washed up after a sex scandal ends his run of success; the other (Andrea Renzi) a football hero whose playing career is abruptly cut short by injury. Sharply observed and featuring excellent performances from the two leads, Sorrentino's compelling film explores the personal consequences wrought by cruel reversals of fortune. (iTunes)
Style: serious, sincere, touching, emotional, realistic, twists and turns, clever, captivating, contemplative, talky
Plot: cocaine, soccer, vengeance, destiny, ambition, starting over, follow your dream, rise and fall, musician's life, career change, showbiz, rising to stardom, drug abuse, athlete's life, family relations, life is a bitch, addiction, midlife crisis, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, downfall, nightclub, hopes, unemployment, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984, year 1980
Place: italy, naples italy, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and humorous films with plots about ambition, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, showbiz, lifestyle, rising to stardom and hopes mostly in Drama, Comedy and Music genres. Some movies like One Man Up: Whitney (2015), Mr. Saturday Night (1992), Stardom (2000), The Jewel (2011), Sister Smile (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Whitney (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Chronicles Whitney Houston's rise to fame and turbulent relationship with husband Bobby Brown.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, sincere
Audience: girls' night
Plot: music, rising to stardom, musician's life, celebrity culture, fall in love, ambition, desire for fame, showbiz, addiction, couple relations, price of fame, pop star ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
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95%
Mr. Saturday Night (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Buddy Young was the comic's comic, beloved by everyone. Now, playing to miniscule crowds in nursing homes, it seems like everybody but Buddy realizes that he should retire. As Buddy looks for work in show business, he realizes that the rest of ...
Style: humorous, captivating, realistic, stylized, intense ...
Plot: showbiz, comedian, actor's life, ambition, aging, desire for fame, family life, show business, talent agent, rise and fall, rise to the top, relationship vs career ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling (1986)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In this film that closely parallels his own life story, Richard Pryor plays Jo Jo Dancer, a popular stand-up comedian who has severely burned himself in a drug incident. As he lies unconscious in a hospital, his spiritual alter ego gets up and ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), redemption, hospital, rise and fall, addiction, performer's life, life is a bitch, profanity, graphic violence, drugs/alcohol, burned alive, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, illinois, los angeles, ohio, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Stardom (2000)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young girl is plucked from small-town obscurity and thrust into the spotlight of the glamorous world of super-models.
Style: clever, captivating, realistic, cynical, stylized ...
Plot: fashion, rise and fall, lifestyle, rising to stardom, rise to the top, desire for fame, ambition, obsession, celebrity culture, showbiz, model, fame ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, europe, france, canada, montreal quebec canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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The Jewel (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Amanzio Rastelli appointed several of his relations to managerial positions in his firm. They decided to think internationally and now business is heavily in debt. Luckily for the Rastellis, Bolta the accountant uses all the tricks of his art to ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, clever, tense ...
Plot: ambition, family business, legal, rise and fall, dishonesty, bribery, family relations, bankruptcy, unfulfillment, corporate crimes, stock broker, working the system ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Sister Smile (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A biography of the Belgian nun Jeannine Deckers, who became a popular singer in the early 1960s and struggled with the contradiction between the church and her true self.
Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: convent, follow your dream, musician's life, showbiz, ambition, rising to stardom, life is a bitch, against the rules, rebelliousness, lifestyle, rise and fall, clergy ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
All That I Love (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Poland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Follows four friends in their quest to form a punk band. As workers protests sweep across the country, Janek and Staszek, the sons of a navy man, the rebellious Kazik, and the affluent Diabel gel as a band, but their disparate lives are touched by ...
Style: sincere, touching, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, music band, musician's life, revolution, state affairs, follow your dream, fighting the system, hopes, society, youth, rebelliousness, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Meat Loaf: To Hell and Back (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: "Meat Loaf" Aday is an overgrown Texas youngster, the son of a gentle woman dying of cancer and an alcoholic, abusive father. Tormented by his father and schoolmates over his size, he strikes out on his own after his mother's death, ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, captivating, semi serious
Plot: showbiz, ambition, desire for fame, rise to the top, lifestyle, musician's life, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, music band, rising to stardom, love and romance, terminal illness ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, texas, dallas texas
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63%
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Queen of the Lot (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An electronic ankle bracelet and being under house arrest aren't about to stop up-and-coming actress Maggie Chase (Tanna Frederick) from the two things she craves the most: real fame and true love. With more "Google points" than her ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: actor's life, showbiz, bittersweet, love triangle, alcohol abuse, paparazzi, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, follow your dream, lifestyle, hopes, blind ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Winter Passing (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Actress Reese Holden has been offered a small fortune by a book editor if she can secure for publication the love letters that her father, a reclusive novelist, wrote to her mother, who has since passed away. Returning to Michigan, Reese finds that ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, heartbreaking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, homecoming, dysfunctional family, couple relations, artists and showbiz, unlikely couple, love and romance, lifestyle, family problems, addiction, life is a bitch, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, michigan, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Maradona, the Hand of God (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Italy, Argentina
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Dramatizing of the many shocking highs and lows of Argentine soccer hero Diego Maradona, an extraordinary athlete and arguably the greatest player in the history of the sport.
Style: realistic, uplifting, sincere, sentimental, serious
Plot: lifestyle, athlete's life, rise to the top, ambition, rise and fall, prodigy, life is a bitch, sport, rehabilitation, rising to stardom, folk hero, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: argentina, napoli italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
It Was the Son (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Ciraulo family lives in the miserable district of Palermo called "Zen". When one of their children dies in a shootout between mafia gangsters they receive compensation and buy a luxury black Volvo. Things go wrong when Trancredi, ...
Style: captivating, humorous, light, psychological, serious ...
Plot: family relations, working class, family problems, parents and children, crimes, society, tragedy, murder, friendship, family life, mafia
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Sunset Strip (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A day in Hollywood, 1972, with young people looking for the 24 hours that will change their lives. Zach will open that night for a British rocker at Whisky a Go-Go; he lives in a canyon and plays impromptu duets with a mysterious guitarist he ...
Style: captivating, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: hollywood, musician, love triangle, ambition, desire for fame, lifestyle, music band, rising to stardom, nightlife, celebrity culture, actor's life, love and romance ...
Time: 70s, year 1972
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Wild Blood (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The story of two renowned actors of Fascist cinema, Luisa Ferida and Osvaldo Valenti, who were supporters of the Salò Republic. Accused of collaboration and torture, they were shot by the Partisans after the country was liberated.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: world war two, fascism, career change, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, wartime life, on the run, actor's life, ambition, unfulfillment, love and romance, rising to stardom ...
Time: 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Dormant Beauty (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A mosaic of several intertwined stories questioning the meaning of life, love and hope, set during the last six days in the life of Eluana Englaro, a young woman who spent 17 years in a vegetative state.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, contemplative, emotional
Plot: paralysis, doctor, life is a bitch, dealing with death, family relations, parents and children, mercy killing, father daughter relationship, murder, death, prayer, father daughter estrangement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 2000s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Rest is Silence (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In 1911-12, the Romanian movie director Grigore Brezianu and the financial tycoon Leon Popescu made together the 2 hours long movie "Romania's Independence" - an as faithful as possible screen adaptation of the real Independence War ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching
Plot: filmmaking, film within a film, ambition, obsessive quest, career change, showbiz, society, director, partners, artists and showbiz, state affairs, blind ambition ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: hungary, europe, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Jo's Boy (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Grandson of a legendary rugby player, son of a legendary rugby player, and he himself a legendary rugby player, Jo Canavero raises his only son, Tom, in a small village in the Tarn region. To the great displeasure of Jo, thirteen-year-old Tom is as ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, captivating, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: rugby, ambition, follow your dream, youth, parents and children, single parent, sport, hopes, family relations, parent child relationship, small town, father son relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Colossal Youth (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, France, Switzerland
Duration: 156 min.
Story: After the Portuguese government demolishes his slum and relocates him to a housing project on the outskirts of Lisbon, 75-year-old Cape Verde immigrant Ventura wanders between his new and old homes, reconnecting with people from his past.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, life is a bitch, human nature, urban ghetto life, addiction, starting over, misfit, hopes, immigrants, husband wife relationship, settler, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, portugal, lisbon portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Just Can't Get Enough (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: traight-to-video filmmaker David Payne writes and directs the docudrama Just Can't Get Enough: The True Story of the Chippendales' Murders. The movie opens with Nick DeNoia (Peter Nevargic) getting shot in his office. The bulk of the story ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, tense
Plot: murder, male stripper, ambition, investigation, dancer's life, rise and fall, life is a bitch, crime, crimes, deadly, nightlife, nightclub ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The End of Innocence (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Seemingly autobiographical story of a woman overwhelmed with trying to please everyone except herself, and not finding any answers until she's admitted to a rehab center by her parents. Eventually here is where she finds her answers.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: self discovery, rehabilitation, parents and children, doctors and patients, drug abuse, mental institution, family problems, life is a bitch, addiction, mentally unstable, family relations, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
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45%
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Fashion (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 167 min.
Story: Fashion begins in, where aspiring model Meghna Mathur (Priyanka Chopra) expresses her wish to go to Mumbai and pursue her dream of becoming a supermodel. Through her eyes we see that behind the glitz and glamour of the world of fashion not ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: fashion, model, ambition, rivalry, drug abuse, abortion, lifestyle, follow your dream, rise to the top, desire for fame, friendship, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.7
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Sparkle (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Musical prodigy, Sparkle (Jordin Sparks) struggles to become a star while overcoming issues that are tearing her family apart. From an affluent Detroit area and daughter to a single mother (Whitney Houston), she tries to balance a new romance with ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, desire for fame, musician's life, lifestyle, music band, rising to stardom, ambition, abusive husband, family problems, showbiz, artists and showbiz, female bonding ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: detroit, michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Martin and Lewis (2002)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of the 10-year rocky relationship between Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sexual, sexy
Plot: desire for fame, rise and fall, ambition, friendship, actor's life, rising to stardom, buddies, breakup, musician's life, showbiz, lifestyle, betrayal ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 40s, 60s, 20th century ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Singer Dewey Cox overcomes adversity to become a musical legend.
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, funny, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, addiction, parody, musician, marijuana, singer, divorce, farce, drug abuse, stupidity, rock, star ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 80s, 50s, 90s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Berlin Calling (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A man tours clubs around the globe with his manager and girlfriend. On the eve of their largest album release he is admitted to a psychiatric clinic after overdosing at a gig.
Style: serious, realistic, humorous, rough, bleak ...
Plot: techno music, drug abuse, rehabilitation, mental institution, overdose, musician's life, lifestyle, cocaine, mentally unstable, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, doctor patient relationship, techno ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, berlin germany
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41%
 6.6
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Shrink (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Unable to cope with a recent personal tragedy, LA's top celebrity shrink turns into a pothead with no concern for his appearance and a creeping sense of his inability to help his patients.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: suicide, therapist, haunted by the past, psychiatrist, widower, hollywood, power relations, doctors and patients, human nature, introspection, drugs/alcohol, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Beautiful Soul (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An R&B singer snagged by the trappings of superstardom loses his way and turns his back on his church and faith-filled beginnings. Tragedy strikes, leaving a chance for redemption in its wake. But with rebirth, first comes death.
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, introspection, self discovery, musician's life, one more chance, lifestyle, hip hop, religions or cults, celebrity culture, hopes, ambition, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.8
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Selena (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In this biographical drama, Selena Quintanilla is born into a musical Mexican-American family in Texas. Her father, Abraham, realizes that his young daughter is talented and begins performing with her at small venues. She finds success and falls for ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, factual, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: singing, singer, rising to stardom, human spirit, musician's life, hopes, showbiz, tragedy, performer's life, latin, family relations, elopement ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1960s, 60s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
That Thing You Do! (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Pennsylvania band scores a hit in 1964 and rides the star-making machinery as long as it can, with lots of help from its manager.
Style: humorous, sentimental, sincere, light, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: music, drummer, showbiz, recording studio, friendship, rising to stardom, ambition, musician's life, rise and fall, fame, celebrity culture, music band ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa, ohio, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Glitter (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young woman is catapulted into pop stardom, with her already-famous DJ boyfriend calling the shots.
Style: emotional, exciting, sentimental, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, showbiz, hopes, music, talent, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, ambition, love affair, rising to stardom, follow your dream ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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