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Leona Helmsley: The Queen of Mean (1990)
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Leona Helmsley: The Queen of Mean (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Spanning years of both Harry and Leona Helmsley's cutthroat control of their eponymonous empire, this made-for-TV movie chronicles both the high and low points of the couple's life together.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, cynical
Plot: crimes, couple relations, manipulations, ambition, rise and fall, blind ambition, manipulation, couples, dishonesty, unfulfillment, cons and scams, hotel, cheating, husband wife relationship
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s, 50s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and psychological films with plots about dishonesty, couples, couple relations, unfulfillment, crimes, infidelity and family relations mostly in Drama, Biography and Crime genres. Some movies like Leona Helmsley: The Queen of Mean: Double Standard (1988), Mister Buddwing (1966), A Rage to Live (1965), Back Street (1961), We Won't Grow Old Together (1972). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Double Standard (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The true story of a judge who lives a double life, and stays married to two women for more than 15 years. While one knows nothing of the other, his second wife doesn't care that he is married already as long as he comes home to her as well. ...
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, captivating, sexual
Plot: couple relations, infidelity, love triangle, injustice, couples, love and romance, unfulfillment, dishonesty, life is a bitch, judge, bigamy, father ...
Time: 80s
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95%
Mister Buddwing (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An amnesiac wanders the streets of Manhattan, trying to solve the mystery of who he is.
Style: suspenseful, gloomy, realistic, serious
Plot: amnesia, disorder, couples, car chase, chases and races, life is a bitch, danger, mystery, mysterious character, memory loss, couple relations, uncover truth ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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A Rage to Live (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Grace Caldwell, a young Pennsylvania newspaper heiress living with her widowed mother, has trouble restraining herself when it comes to the amorous attentions of young men. As word starts to spread about her behavior, Grace becomes a major source of ...
Style: serious, realistic, sexy, sexual
Plot: singleness, infidelity, looking for sex, fall in love, couples, dishonesty, journalism, love and romance, love, marriage, heiress, romance ...
Time: 60s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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Back Street (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ambitious but thwarted, Rae Smith meets handsome Marine Paul Saxon, (of the Saxon department store chain), as he passes through Lincoln, Nebraska, on his way home from World War II. There's a definite spark between them but circumstances ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: infidelity, couple relations, unfulfilled love, tragic love, love affair, couples, romance, dishonesty, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, love and romance, airport ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, france, rome italy, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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We Won't Grow Old Together (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Jean has been married to Francoise for years, but his relationship with his wife has been all but over for a long time. She's hardly ever around, always traveling to Russia for work, and she drifts in and out of the film as well, reflecting the ...
Style: sincere, psychological, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: breakup, dysfunctional marriage, marital problem, romance, disintegration, family problems, couples, couple relations, love affair, infidelity, crumbling marriage, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe
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Love and Other Impossible Pursuits (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Emilia, a law-school graduate, falls in love with her married boss, Jack. After Emilia marries Jack, her happiness turns unexpectedly to grief following the death of her infant daughter. Devastated, Emilia nonetheless carries on, attempting to forge ...
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, gloomy
Plot: family life, family problems, parents and children, couple relations, death in the family, dealing with death, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, woman, couples, overcoming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Two Mr. Kissels (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Drama based on a true story. Rich, high-flying brothers Robert and Andrew Kissel seemingly have everything: beautiful wives who love them, great jobs and huge houses. But beneath the surface lie resentments and secrets that will eventually be their ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: family relations, couples, crimes, mystery, dishonesty, infidelity, couple relations, deadly, murder, siblings relations, cons and scams, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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The House on Garibaldi Street (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When Israeli officials learn than Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann may be living in Argentina, they send a team of secret agents to apprehend him.
Style: suspenseful, sincere, exciting, tense, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, mossad, undercover, government agency, secret agents, ambition, chases and races, espionage, hostages, vengeance, haunted by the past, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: argentina, latin america, israel
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51%
Multiple Sarcasms (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Gabriel is a man who on the surface has it all-successful professional life as an architect, a beautiful wife, Annie, and a devoted young daughter, Elizabeth. But slowly it dawns on him that he is not really happy. Gabriel decides that he wants to ...
Style: realistic, psychological, atmospheric, contemplative, serious ...
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Time: 20th century, 70s
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51%
Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Rise of Jackie Presser to President of the Teamster Union.
Style: rough, suspenseful, sincere, realistic, serious
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50%
The Astronaut Wives Club (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Based on the book by Lily Koppel, this 10 episode limited series tells the story of the women who were key players behind some of the biggest events in American history. As America’s astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, Life ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, psychological
Plot: astronaut, relationship vs career, family relations, couples, best friends, ambition, nasa, parents and children, strong female presence, space program, female bonding, supportive spouse ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 50s, 1960s
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46%
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Gotti (1996)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: John Gotti, the head of a small New York mafia crew breaks a few of the old family rules. He rises to become the head of the Gambino family and the most well-known mafia boss in America. Life is good, but suspicion creeps in, and greed, ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough
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Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: psychological, serious, realistic, sincere
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Duration: 87 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Scorn (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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I Walk the Line (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Tawes is the sheriff in a godforsaken little hole somewhere in Tennessee. A man of strong moral fibre he is always quick to judge others and follows the law zealously. Then he meets Alma, a young beautiful girl who turns his world upside down. ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: The widow of a scientist who was murdered by his colleagues goes undercover at the research lab where he worked to expose them.
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Honor Thy Father (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: cynical, serious, realistic, rough, semi documentary
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40%
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Country: USA
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Caroline? (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Duration: 91 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Hated (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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