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One Man Up (2001)
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One Man Up (2001)
Original name: L'uomo in piĆ¹
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, clever, captivating, talky, contemplative
Plot: destiny, follow your dream, showbiz, vengeance, ambition, starting over, rise and fall, musician's life, career change, rising to stardom, addiction, family relations, life is a bitch, midlife crisis, lifestyle, drug abuse, downfall, artists and showbiz, athlete's life, cocaine, football, twists and turns, nightclub, unemployment, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980, year 1984
Place: italy, naples italy, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and captivating films with plots about artists and showbiz, ambition, family relations, hopes, lifestyle, unfulfillment and couples mostly in Drama, Comedy and Biography genres. Some movies like One Man Up: The Jewel (2011), Whitney (2015), It Was the Son (2012), Queen of the Lot (2010), All That I Love (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, tense, clever ...
Plot: ambition, family business, dishonesty, bribery, legal, rise and fall, family relations, bankruptcy, unfulfillment, corporate crime, stock broker, bankrupt ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
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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: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, sincere
Audience: girls' night
Plot: musician's life, rising to stardom, music, ambition, desire for fame, celebrity culture, couple relations, fall in love, showbiz, addiction, price of fame, pop star ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: usa
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95%
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, psychological, light, serious ...
Plot: family relations, working class, parents and children, family problems, society, tragedy, friendship, murder, mafia, family life, netflix
Time: 21st century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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: semi serious, realistic, talky, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: actor's life, showbiz, bittersweet, paparazzi, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, alcohol abuse, love triangle, unstoppable, couples, lifestyle, rising to stardom ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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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: serious, uplifting, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: punk, friendship, music band, musician's life, revolution, society, youth, fighting the system, state affairs, rebelliousness, follow your dream, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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The Dream Kids (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: JB suffers from a heart malformation .He falsifies his medical file ,so that he can enter a top athlete training center.
Style: sincere, touching, captivating, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: rivalry, friendship, sport, teenage life, follow your dream, ambition, hopes, youth, social relations, lifestyle, athlete's life, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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, captivating, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: introspection, redemption, self discovery, musician's life, one more chance, celebrity culture, hopes, religions or cults, lifestyle, showbiz, hip hop, ambition ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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Momma's Man (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In Momma's Man an adult decides to escape the pressures of life and return to his old bedroom at his parents' house. An odd premise, but executed with skill and tenderness.
Style: emotional, psychological, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: midlife crisis, introspection, family problems, eccentric family, family relations, family life, love and romance, unfulfillment, pregnancy, parents and children, relationship problems, living together ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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The Consequences of Love (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Titta di Girolamo has been living in a small hotel in Lugano for ten years, he leads a dull and rigid live and has apparently lost his capability to feel human emotion. This all changes when he decides to talk to Sofia, the Barmaid.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, twisted, neo noir ...
Audience: adult
Plot: mafia, loneliness, age difference, hotel, fall in love, haunted by the past, unlikely couple, mysterious character, dull life, couples, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century
Place: europe, sicily, italy, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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: realistic, touching, serious, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: nervous breakdown, rehabilitation, family problems, drug abuse, parents and children, doctors and patients, mental institution, life is a bitch, rehabilitation center, family relations, power relations, addiction ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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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: sexy, semi serious, captivating, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: hollywood, musician, desire for fame, rising to stardom, music band, lifestyle, ambition, nightlife, love triangle, celebrity culture, actor's life, love and romance ...
Time: 70s, year 1972
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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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, entertaining ...
Plot: nun, convent, musician's life, ambition, showbiz, follow your dream, mother superior, rebellion, clergy, rise and fall, lifestyle, rising to stardom ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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: serious, realistic, tense
Plot: male stripper, murder, gay, investigation, dancer's life, ambition, nightlife, rise and fall, life is a bitch, nightclub, suspense, lgbt ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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Echo Park (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Austria
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, everybody is somebody else. May, a single mother who delivers strip-O-grams, dreams of being an actress. She rents one of her rooms out to a pizza-man cum songwriter named Jonathan. Meanwhile, in the ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, witty, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: stripper, dream, actor's life, single parent, couples, family relations, thirtysomething life, friends, love and romance, crumbling marriage, hopes, unfulfillment ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, austria, california, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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Harlem Aria (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An aspiring opera singer from Harlem teams up with a charismatic busker and a kindhearted hustler to share his voice with the world, and teaches his two newfound friends the importance of taking your destiny into your own hands. Anton (Gabriel ...
Style: uplifting, captivating, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: hip hop, opera, city life, urban ghetto life, teaching the ways of the world, destiny, lifestyle, hopes, performer's life, music, musician's life, desire for fame ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, harlem, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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: realistic, sincere, touching, captivating, semi serious
Plot: showbiz, ambition, rise to the top, desire for fame, rising to stardom, life is a bitch, love and romance, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, musician's life, music band, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, texas, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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Video Girl (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lorie Walker ( Meagan Good), attends a ritzy private school in a small southern town. Raised by her grandmother Valerie ( Ruby Dee), she often daydreams of becoming a professional dancer. After a chance meeting with a renowned music video director, ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, atmospheric, serious
Plot: desire for fame, ambition, dancer's life, rise and fall, celebrity culture, follow your dream, life is a bitch, small town, rivalry, society, couples, sex scene ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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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: serious, captivating, touching, sentimental, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: rugby, follow your dream, ambition, parent child relationship, family relations, parents and children, sport, hopes, youth, single parent, small town, father son relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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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, intense, realistic, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: showbiz, comedian, ambition, actor's life, desire for fame, aging, family life, talent agent, rise and fall, rise to the top, loneliness, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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In the Heart (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Masha (37) is in an overwhelming relationship with Luuk, father of two and separated. Nothing seems to stand in their way until Luuk turns incurably ill, leaving Masha without status.
Style: realistic, psychological, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: tragic love, couple relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, family relations, couples, terminal illness, parents and children, unfulfillment, fighting illness, relationships, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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Material (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Cassim Kaif is a young Muslim man who works in his father's fabric shop in Fordsburg, Johannesburg. In the family tradition, Cassim, as the only son, is expected to take over the family business from his father.
Style: humorous, touching, captivating, inspirational, light ...
Plot: parents and children, follow your dream, family tradition, unsupportive parent, family relations, family business, lifestyle, hopes, workplace, stand up comedian, against the odds, secret ...
Time: 21st century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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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, stylized, realistic, captivating, cynical ...
Plot: fashion, obsession, rise and fall, rags to riches, lifestyle, rising to stardom, ambition, desire for fame, rise to the top, showbiz, celebrity culture, model ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, new jersey, argentina, paris france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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: serious, touching, realistic, emotional, anthology ...
Plot: paralysis, doctor, life is a bitch, dealing with death, family relations, parents and children, death, father daughter relationship, faith, mother daughter relationship, murder, loss of daughter ...
Time: year 2009, 2000s, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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May Allah Bless France (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: French rapper, author, and spoken word artist Abd Al Malik makes his directorial debut with this adaptation of his 2004 autobiography, chronicling his upbringing in the crime- and drug-ridden streets of Strasbourg and his life-changing encounters ...
Style: captivating, inspirational, psychological, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: rising to stardom, urban ghetto life, redemption, hip hop, religions or cults, juvenile delinquency, follow your dream, coming of age, ambition, life is a bitch, islam, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Martin and Lewis (2002)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The story of the 10-year rocky relationship between Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sexy, sexual
Plot: rise and fall, ambition, friendship, desire for fame, actor's life, rising to stardom, buddies, betrayal, musician's life, lifestyle, breakup, celebrity culture ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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, serious, sentimental, sincere
Plot: rise and fall, rise to the top, ambition, athlete's life, lifestyle, prodigy, sport, rising to stardom, life is a bitch, rivalry, folk hero, society ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 60s, 20th century
Place: argentina, napoli italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Dangerous Parking (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Noah Arkwright, a successful, hard living and indulgent independent British film director, finally decides to try and defeat the many addictions that are destroying him, his career and the people who care for him. But Mother Nature has other tests ...
Style: touching, semi serious, emotional, realistic, humorous
Plot: addiction, starting over, hopes, sex addict, life is a bitch, verbal byplay, terminal illness, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, twists and turns, group sex, sex scene ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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How to Be (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young man having an existential crisis convinces a Canadian self-help guru to come to London and become his personal life coach.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: unfulfillment, introspection, self discovery, coming of age, youth, hopes, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, musician, psychology, musician's life, depression ...
Time: 21st century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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Duet for One (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Stephanie, a famous violinist, contracts multiple sclerosis her life begins to fall apart. Her career ends, her husband leaves her for another woman and her favorite pupil leave the country. Unable to bear all this loss, Stephanie attempts ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: disability, tragic hero, life is a bitch, family problems, musician's life, crumbling marriage, couples, family in crisis, life turned upside down, multiple sclerosis, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment ...
Time: 80s
Place: ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Remember Me, My Love (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: Italy, France, UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The story of a normal Italian family in which come out the dreams of those who have lost their possibilities and of those who want to realize them. Carlo and Giulia are a married couple who have each given up their aspirations in order to live an ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, touching, sincere, romantic ...
Plot: childhood sweetheart, midlife crisis, love affair, family problems, family in crisis, parents and children, infidelity, couples, crumbling marriage, youth, dishonesty, audition ...
Time: 21st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%