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Harlow (1965)
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Harlow (1965)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Hollywood drama loosely based on the life of film actress Jean Harlow, with Carroll Baker in the title role. One of two feature film biographies, both released in 1965 and both with the same title, about the '30s platinum blonde movie star.
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, sexual
Plot: rise and fall, wedding, hollywood, showbiz, filmmaking, actor's life, fashion, love and romance, life is a bitch, rise to the top, journalism, couples, ambition, looking for love, lifestyle, voyeurism, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, unlikely couple, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, relationship vs career, dog, dancing, boxing ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 30s, 20s
Place: usa, los angeles

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, stylized and captivating films with plots about artists and showbiz, showbiz, ambition, hollywood, filmmaking, actor's life and actress mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like Harlow: Gable and Lombard (1976), James Dean (2001), Liz & Dick (2012), The Last Tycoon (1976), The Last of Robin Hood (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Gable and Lombard (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A biography about the love affair between 1930s Hollywood superstars Clark Gable and Carole Lombard.
Style: stylized, sexual, realistic, semi serious, sexy
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, tragic love, filmmaking, world war two, love, quest, romance, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, ghost, opposites attract, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.2
 5K
James Dean (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The man behind the legend and a knowing look at the 1950's Hollywood are revealed in this dynamic bioepic of the meteoric star whose troubled life echoed his gut-grabbing performances in East of Eden, Rebel Without A Cause and Giant.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, captivating, clever
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, dying young, actor's life, ambition, lifestyle, rise and fall, rising to stardom, prodigy, desire for fame, tragic hero, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: usa, malibu california, indiana, new york, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 3.9
 4K
Liz & Dick (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: On the set of Cleopatra, Hollywood's most beautiful star, Elizabeth Taylor, fell into the arms of one of the world's greatest actors, Richard Burton - and she didn't leave. Their subsequent white-hot, scandalous love affair gave rise ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, sexy
Plot: hollywood, paparazzi, couple relations, actor's life, lifestyle, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, renewed love, couples, infidelity, husband wife relationship, actress ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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, unfulfillment, rise to the top ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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The Last of Robin Hood (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Errol Flynn, the swashbuckling Hollywood star and notorious ladies man, flouted convention all his life, but never more brazenly than in his last years when, swimming in vodka and unwilling to face his mortality, he undertook a liaison with an ...
Style: disturbing, touching, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: movie star, womanizer, sexual abuse, hollywood, actor's life, forbidden love, love affair, love and romance, showbiz, teenage life, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1958, year 1959, year 2010 ...
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, vancouver, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.6
 4K
Cantinflas (2014)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mike Todd is a Broadway producer struggling to produce the film. Around the World in 80 Days. In Mexico, Mario Moreno, a young entertainer is struggling to get some respect, and he manages to become a star. A twist of faith makes them partners. ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: filmmaking, hollywood, rise to the top, actor's life, showbiz, ambition, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, fame, husband wife relationship, celebrity, film history ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, year 1956 ...
Place: usa, los angeles, mexico city, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An acclaimed stage performer, Dorothy still struggled with the challenge of her color, in a time that wouldn't let some stars in by the front door. Yet against the odds she beat out many more famous rivals for the role of "Carmen ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: racism, showbiz, hollywood, overdose, strong female presence, sexual content, society, rise and fall, ambition, artists and showbiz, actor's life, love and romance ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, miami beach, los angeles, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Carpetbaggers (1964)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The Carpetbaggers is a 1964 American film starring George Peppard as a character based largely on Howard Hughes and Alan Ladd as a former western gunslinger turned actor with the pseudonym Nevada Smith, played the following year in a prequel ...
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, clever, cynical
Plot: filmmaking, friendship, showbiz, hollywood, workplace, artists and showbiz, crumbling marriage, rise and fall, romance, rise to the top, dishonesty, rising to stardom ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 8K
Frances (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The true story of Frances Farmer's meteoric rise to fame in Hollywood and the tragic turn her life took when she was blacklisted.
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, factual ...
Plot: rich and poor, hollywood, mental illness, mother daughter relationship, family relations, showbiz, actor's life, female protagonist, life is a bitch, rise to the top, parents and children, introspection ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1940s, 50s, 70s
Place: california, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.1
 2K
Valentino (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In 1926 the tragic and untimely death of a silent screen actor caused female moviegoers to riot in the streets and in some cases to commit suicide...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, offbeat
Plot: hollywood, gay, filmmaking, movie star, rising to stardom, athlete's life, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, actor's life, romance, gays and lesbians, ambition ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, year 1919
Place: california, usa, new york, los angeles, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Inside Daisy Clover (1965)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A girl on the road to stardom fights the dehumanizing effects of Hollywood life.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: hollywood, showbiz, family relations, coming of age, human nature, rising to stardom, ambition, lifestyle, overnight success, actor's life, rise and fall, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, year 1936
Place: california, usa, arizona, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.9
 240K
The Artist (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Hollywood, 1927: As silent movie star George Valentin wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion, he sparks with Peppy Miller, a young dancer set for a big break.
Style: sentimental, emotional, sweet, feel good, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: actor, hollywood, ambition, actor's life, love and romance, actress, dog, movie star, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, showbiz, fall in love ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1931, year 1929 ...
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Georgia O'Keeffe (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Biopic of American artist Georgia O'Keeffe and her husband, photographer Alfred Stieglitz.
Style: serious, tense, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: destructive relationship, rise to the top, couples, couple relations, obsession, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, love and romance, husband wife relationship, mental illness, friendship, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, year 1916, year 1929 ...
Place: usa, new mexico, manhattan new york city, new york, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The professional and personal life of actor and comedian Peter Sellers was a turbulent one. His early movie fame was based primarily on his comic characterizations, often of bumbling and foreign-accented persons, characters which he embodied. As his ...
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: showbiz, actor's life, rising to stardom, rise and fall, lifestyle, ambition, understanding, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, couple relations, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 50s, 20th century
Place: rome italy, italy, switzerland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Norma Jean & Marilyn (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: This film follows Norma Jean from her simple, ambitious youth to her sex star pinnacle and back down. She moves from lover to lover in order to further her career. She finds fame but never happiness, only knowing seduction but not love.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, gloomy, disturbing ...
Plot: actor's life, showbiz, playboy, life is a bitch, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, rising to stardom, love and romance, desire for fame, rise and fall, tragic hero ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.1
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Blonde (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia, Canada, USA
Duration: 165 min.
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Story: A fictional biography of Marilyn Monroe mixed with series of real events in her life.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, contemplative
Plot: hollywood, showbiz, actor's life, ambition, historical figure, desire for fame, rising to stardom, lifestyle, love and romance, starlet, filmmaking, couples ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 50s, 60s
Place: usa, maine, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Valley of the Dolls (1967)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Film version of Jacqueline Susann's best-selling novel chronicling the rise and fall of three young ladies in show business.
Style: cynical, serious, realistic, suspense, rough ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: filmmaking, showbiz, terminal illness, drug addiction, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, couples, love and romance, actor's life, rise to the top, downfall, starlet ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, new york, new england, paris france, yale university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.7
 591
Winchell (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The true story of the influential and controversial columnist, Walter Winchell.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, disturbing, clever ...
Plot: world war two, society, politics, journalism, media, tv show, radio, career, unlikely couple, unfulfillment, state affairs, lifestyle ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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See Arnold Run (2005)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This biographical docu-drama alternates between two parallel threads in the life of Arnold Schwarzenegger: his formative early years as the repeat winner of the Mr. Olympia body-building championship; and his modern foray into the world of politics, ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: campaign, politics, showbiz, relationship vs career, rise and fall, athlete's life, actor's life, leadership, ambition, rise to the top, hollywood, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, austria, san diego california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.8
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Hitchcock (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Hitchcock follows the relationship between director Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma Reville during the making of his most famous film "Psycho" - and the trials and tribulations the director faced from Hollywood censors.
Style: serious, suspense, captivating, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: obsession, hollywood, showbiz, director, filmmaking, couple relations, love and romance, talented, artists and showbiz, dreams, husband wife relationship, jealousy ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, year 1960, year 1959 ...
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.6
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Auto Focus (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A successful TV star during the 1960s, former "Hogan's Heroes" actor Bob Crane projects a wholesome family-man image, but this front masks his persona as a sex addict who records and photographs his many encounters with women, often ...
Style: serious, captivating, factual, intense, talky ...
Plot: sex addict, friendship, filmmaking, tv show, hollywood, infidelity, rise and fall, adultery, addiction, crumbling marriage, showbiz, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1964, year 1965
Place: usa, los angeles, california, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
W.C. Fields and Me (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Film biography of actor-comedian W.C. Fields, concentrating on his years in Hollywood and his relationship with aspiring actress Caroltta Monti.
Style: serious, realistic, parody, silent film
Plot: filmmaking, hollywood, couples, ambition, artists and showbiz, actor's life, alcohol abuse, relationship vs career, sexual harassment, screenwriter, chorus girl, mistress ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Audrey Hepburn Story (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The film spans from Hepburn's early childhood to the 1950s which details her life as a Dutch ballerina, coming to grips with her parents' divorce, and enduring life in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II. She then settles in ...
Style: uplifting, serious, feel good, realistic, touching ...
Plot: hollywood, showbiz, world war two, celebrity culture, actor's life, performer's life, rising to stardom, filmmaking, human spirit, haunted by the past, artists and showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1940s
Place: usa, new york, holland, europe, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Bettie Page: Dark Angel (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Bettie Page was America's number one pin-up girl in the 1950s and became a cult icon. This biopic tells the story of the last 3 years of her short-lived career, recreating the incriminating bondage films which gave her the nickname "Dark ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sexy, sexual
Plot: rise and fall, actor's life, desire for fame, fashion, lifestyle, life is a bitch, rising to stardom, workplace, against the rules, artists and showbiz, destructive relationship, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: florida, new york, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Permanent Midnight (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Ben Stiller plays comedy writer Jerry Stahl, whose $6000-a-week heroin habit had him taking his infant daughter along on his drug runs and doing smack during TV script conferences. Departing detox, Stahl explores memories with survivor Kitty, who ...
Style: serious, intense, depressing, factual, disturbing ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, rehabilitation, human nature, lifestyle, rise and fall, life is a bitch, family problems, ambition, husband wife relationship, heroin, writers ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, beverly hills, pittsburgh, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Josephine Baker Story (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Biography of the African-American who became a major performer in the Paris cabarets of the 1920's and 1930's. The film follows her life beginning as a struggling performer in 1917 St. Louis, her frustrations leading to her move to France, ...
Style: realistic, uplifting, captivating, emotional, serious
Plot: showbiz, vaudeville, cabaret, racism, lifestyle, rising to stardom, human spirit, follow your dream, ambition, artists and showbiz, infidelity, celebrity culture ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 1910s, 1940s, 50s ...
Place: france, paris france, missouri, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Growing Up Brady (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tell-all story of what happened behind the scenes of the 70s hit TV series "The Brady Bunch." Based on the book written by Barry Williams, the actor who played Greg Brady.
Style: sitcom, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, sexy ...
Plot: actor's life, lifestyle, relationship vs career, showbiz, artists and showbiz, workplace, tv show, alcohol abuse, family relations, media, love and romance, sexual content ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Grace Kelly (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The fairy tale story of the actress who became a princess is told in this biography that traces her rise from Philadelphia socialite to Hollywood movie star.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious
Audience: date night
Plot: wedding, hollywood, couples, love and romance, artists and showbiz, rise to the top, actor's life, media, relationship vs career, social differences, cinderella story, historical figure ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s
Place: philadelphia, europe, monaco
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The George Raft Story (1961)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Ray Danton plays the title role in director Joseph M. Newman's 1961 film biography of the nightclub dancer-turned-movie star. The cast also includes Jayne Mansfield, Barrie Chase, Julie London, Neville Brand and Frank Gorshin.
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, psychotronic, slang
Plot: gangsters, gambling, hollywood, revolution, casino, blind ambition, musician's life, rise and fall, criminal heroes, prostitute, crimes, ambition ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: new york, cuba, california, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Dorothy Parker remembers the heyday of the Algonquin Round Table, a circle of friends whose barbed wit, like hers, was fueled by alcohol and flirted with despair.
Style: witty, talky, clever, realistic, serious ...
Plot: filmmaking, writers, addiction, friendship, hotel, performer's life, couples, friends, family problems, drug abuse, destructive relationship, tragic love ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 50s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%