Movies like The Duo

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The Duo (1997)
 8.5
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The Duo (1997)
Original name: இருவர்
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A fictionalized account of the lives of 1980s Tamil Nadu political icons M. G. Ramachandran and M. Karunanidhi, continuing the tryst between Tamil cinema and Dravidian politics.
Plot: friendship, death, politics, mistress, actor, death of protagonist, marriage, adultery, propaganda, election, screenwriter, rise and fall, charisma, glory, movie star, remarry, second wife, rivalry, extramarital affair, death of wife, price of fame, second marriage, bigamy, movie studio, end of friendship ...
Time: 50s, 1950s

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Most similar movies to The Duo

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and thought provoking films with plots about ambition, politics, society, death, marriage, rise and fall and friendship mostly in Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like The Duo: Guru (2007), James Dean (1976), Bruce Lee and I (1976), Life (2015), Sanju (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.7
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Guru (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Gurukant Desai hails from Idhar, a small village in Gujarat, but dreams of setting up his own business in Mumbai. After he returns from Turkey, he marries Sujatha for getting the dowry and arrives in Mumbai to start his business. This film ...
Style: captivating, touching, serious, intellectual, realistic ...
Plot: mogul, ambition, society, couple relations, couples, research, family relations, rise to power, idealism, industrialist, newspaper, visionary ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: asia, india, istanbul turkey, turkey, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.2
 264
James Dean (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A dramatization of the story of legendary movie actor James Dean. The film's writer, William Bast, had roomed with Dean in the early '50s, when both were trying to break into films as actors.
Style: silent film
Plot: price of fame, rise and fall, gay, sword, shower, typewriter, loner, friendship between men, insecurity, ambition, beret, dying young ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Bruce Lee and I (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A movie on the life of the renowned Bruce Lee, especially his relationship with his mistress.
Plot: chinaman, martial arts training, martial arts, asian man, death of protagonist, philosopher, kung fu, master warrior, nunchaku, main character dies, karate, movie star ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.1
 7K
Life (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Canada, Australia, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1955, young photographer Dennis Stock develops a close bond with actor James Dean while shooting pictures of the rising Hollywood star.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, psychological
Plot: magazine, actor's life, showbiz, friendship, celebrity, celebrity culture, buddy, movie star, hollywood, photographer, actor, society ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1955
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 7.8
 46K
Sanju (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Sanju explores some of the most crucial chapters from movie star Sanjay Dutt’s dramatic and controversial real life. It gives a lowdown on his tryst with drugs and his trials and tribulations in the Arms Acts case and the 1993 Mumbai blasts.
Style: based on true events, emotional, cynical, thought provoking
Plot: actor's life, drug abuse, crimes, filmmaking, crime, friendship, couple relations, job, artists' life, the underworld, problem, cocaine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Same Kind of Different as Me (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: International art dealer Ron Hall must befriend a dangerous homeless man in order to save his struggling marriage to his wife, a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the journey of their lives.
Style: sincere, captivating, touching
Plot: friendship, marriage, kindness, husband wife relationship, homelessness, infidelity, art dealer, homeless, christian, religious, anger, flashback ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.7
 296
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, serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: wedding, hollywood, couples, social differences, cinderella story, relationship vs career, artists and showbiz, love and romance, actor's life, media, rise to the top, dream girl ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 50s
Place: europe, philadelphia, monaco
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The White Crow (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, France, Serbia
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Director Ralph Fiennes captures the raw physicality and brilliance of Rudolf Nureyev, whose escape to the West stunned the world at the height of the Cold War. With his magnetic presence, Nureyev emerged as ballet’s most famous star, a wild and ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, captivating, tense, non-linear
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: kgb, ballet, defection, desertion, politics, painting, friendship, dancing, friend, journalist, cold war, homosexuality ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1961, year 1938
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: The story of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt during their 12-year stay at the White House.
Plot: first lady, racism, media manipulation, japanese american, flashback, paraplegic, extramarital affair, u.s. president, cigarette holder, wheelchair, white house, hostess ...
Time: 1890s, 1900s, 1940s
Place: usa, washington d.c., pearl harbor, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A light hearted look at future Prime Minister Margaret Thatchers rise from research chemist in 1949 to becoming MP for Finchley in 1959 encompassing her early relationship and marriage to Oil Millionaire Denis Thatcher.
Style: captivating, realistic, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: ambition, politics, rise to the top, society, state affairs, campaign, feminism, head of state, election, strong female presence, british politics, satire ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
My Week with Marilyn (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sir Laurence Olivier is making a movie in London. Young Colin Clark, an eager film student, wants to be involved and he navigates himself a job on the set. When film star Marilyn Monroe arrives for the start of shooting, all of London is excited to ...
Style: sentimental, factual, melancholic, romantic, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: hot and sexy, movie star, showgirl, filmmaking, actor's life, celebrity, crumbling relationship, drinking problem, fame, nervous breakdown, cultural icon, showbiz ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.3
 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, actor, dying young, actor's life, teen angst, prodigy, lifestyle, ambition, rising to stardom, rise and fall, teenage life ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: usa, indiana, malibu california, santa monica california, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 6K
RKO 281 (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A film about the making of Citizen Kane. Orson Welles produces his greatest film, Citizen Kane, despite the opposition of the film's de facto subject, William Randolph Hearst.
Style: talky, clever, sentimental, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: filmmaking, bankruptcy, director, obsession, movie business, rise and fall, ego clash, lifestyle, media, society, fighting the system, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1940s, 70s
Place: wisconsin, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.5
 75K
Trumbo (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The career of screenwriter Dalton Trumbo is halted by a witch hunt in the late 1940s when he defies the anti-communist HUAC committee and is blacklisted.
Style: talky, factual, intense, inspirational, touching ...
Plot: communism, hollywood, mccarthyism, justice, movie business, politics, communist, parent child relationship, writers, jail, political persecution, prison ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 1950s, 70s, year 1950 ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.6
 14K
Lenny (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of acerbic 1960s comic Lenny Bruce, whose groundbreaking, no-holds-barred style and social commentary was often deemed by the Establisment as too obscene for the public.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, rough, toilet humor ...
Plot: stripper, fighting the system, rise and fall, against the rules, civil rights, drug abuse, lifestyle, ambition, showbiz, addiction, family problems, tragic hero ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.0
 4K
Blaze (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This movie tells the story of the latter years of Earl Long, a flamboyant governor of Louisiana. The aging Earl, an unapologetic habitue of strip joints, falls in love with young stripper Blaze Starr. When Earl and Blaze move in together, ...
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, political comedy, political ...
Plot: politics, stripper, forbidden love, opposites attract, civil rights, governor, americana, couple relations, couples, injustice, campaign, social differences ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, latin america, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Master Spy: The Robert Hanssen Story (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Drama. TV Movie.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: espionage, rise and fall, undercover, secret agents, government agency, dishonesty, betrayal, politics, fbi, kgb, mentally unstable, female nudity ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Death of a Centerfold: The Dorothy Stratten Story (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The life and death of the "Playboy" centerfold model/actress Dorothy Stratten.
Plot: playboy, female director, bikini, modeling, dying young, rise and fall, hollywood, true crime, self destructing, price of fame, actress, ambition ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Rosie: The Rosemary Clooney Story (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of singer Rosemary Clooney's rise to fame, her marriage to Jose Ferrer, and her nervous breakdown.
Style: touching, realistic, serious
Plot: showbiz, rising to stardom, rise and fall, unfulfillment, actor's life, relationship vs career, road not taken, friends, couples, tragic hero, artists and showbiz, musician's life ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1960s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A Bride of the Seventh Heaven (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An elderly Nenet woman in teepee on northern Russia's Jamal Peninsula recounts her early life betrothed to a deity for the entertainment of a blind young girl. In the Nenet culture, a girl child can be married to holiest of holies, Num, before ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, bigamy, friend, indigenous people, nature, marriage, curse, revenge, reindeer, tent, storytelling, shaman ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.5
 3K
Warm Springs (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Franklin Roosevelt, left a paraplegic from polio at 39 years of age, seeks out a miracle cure in the backwoods of Georgia.
Style: realistic, uplifting, sentimental, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: politics, ambition, rise and fall, society, human spirit, fighting the system, rebellion, life is a bitch, hopes, disability, introspection, president ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 20s, 30s ...
Place: georgia, usa, washington d.c., new york state, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.4
 101K
The Iron Lady (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A look at the life of Margaret Thatcher, the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, with a focus on the price she paid for power.
Style: touching, thought provoking, factual, talky, stylized ...
Plot: politics, leadership, female politician, prime minister, political leader, golden years, alzheimer's disease, feminism, stubbornness, multiple time frames, husband wife relationship, life & death ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 90s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: england, london, argentina, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
September 30, 1955 (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Rebel. Icon. Legend. James Dean’s untimely death on September 30, 1955, shocked the world and helped define an entire generation. This gripping drama chronicles the reactions of an Arkansas college town to the tragedy and focuses on Jimmy J., a ...
Plot: actor, suburbs, movie star, autumn, fandom, death
Time: 1950s, 50s, year 1955
Place: arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Vernon Johns Story (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1948, Johns served as the outspoken spiritual leader of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. Incensed at the racial injustice that pervaded the South, he was determined to fight for equality for all African Americans.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, disturbing, serious, realistic
Plot: church, racism, fighting the system, state affairs, injustice, heroes, clergy, interracial relations, workplace situations, life is a bitch, hopes, rebellion ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the rise and fall of poker legend Stu "The Kid" Ungar.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspense, contemplative ...
Plot: gambling, rivalry, ambition, human spirit, rise and fall, hopes, sport, tragic hero, life is a bitch, addiction, gambler, poker ...
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Burning Season: The Chico Mendes Story (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a Brazilian rubber tapper who leads his people in protest against government and developers, who want to cut down their part of the rainforest for a new road and ranch land. The rich and the powerful will stop at nothing, ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: political corruption, rebellion, workplace, society, fighting the system, legal, heroes, leadership, politics, state affairs, life is a bitch, corporate crimes ...
Time: 50s, 80s, 20th century, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Jayne Mansfield Story (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The gaudy rise and dizzy fall of the last great Hollywood blonde bombshell: Jayne Mansfield.
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: hollywood, publicity, ambition, feminism, celebrity culture, rich and poor, bittersweet, power relations, love and romance, rise and fall, lifestyle, actor's life ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.7
 4K
Loro (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Internationally released Director's Cut of "Loro 1" and "Loro 2", which were released separately as two movies in Italy. The film talks about the group of businessmen and politicians – the Loro (Them) from the title – ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, atmospheric, serious
Plot: escort, husband wife relationship, rise to the top, society, head of state, italian history, rivalry, sex, storytelling, state affairs, business, interview ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: China, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An award-winning cynical journalist, Lloyd Vogel, begrudgingly accepts an assignment to write an Esquire profile piece on the beloved television icon Fred Rogers. After his encounter with Rogers, Vogel's perspective on life is transformed.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, enigmatic, sincere, based on true events
Plot: journalist, friendship, tv star, life philosophy, teaching the ways of the world, cynicism, storytelling, adaptation, social differences, puppet, estranged father, male friendship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, contemporary, year 1998
Place: pittsburgh, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.1
 2K
Truman (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Biographical account of America's President for the latter part of WWII. Shows Truman's rise from small-town nobody to leader of the USA, his decision to use the Atomic Bomb against Japan, and subsequent election as the US' post-war ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating, political drama
Plot: world war two, world war one, soldier, politics, white house, presidential election, military, unfulfillment, rise and fall, leadership, media, head of state ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: usa, japan, missouri, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%