Movies like Malice in Wonderland 1985

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Malice in Wonderland (1985)
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Malice in Wonderland (1985)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Struggling actress Hedda Hopper can't get a break in Hollywood, even though an acquaintence of hers is the extremely powerful gossip monger Louella Parsons - maker and breaker of careers (and lives) through her daily syndicated newspaper column. The big movie moguls, fed up with Parson's power over their stars, decide to de-claw her by setting up gossip Hopper as a competitor in the rumour industry. What they couldn't forsee was that Hopper would become as big as Parsons -- and every bit as much of a pain. Based on the true life stories of two of the most powerful (and arguably dangerous) women of Hollywood's hay-day.
Plot: restaurant, hollywood, female protagonist, actress, rags to riches, radio announcer, filmmaking, mother daughter relationship, gossip, rivalry, friend turned foe, rise to power, professional rivalry, film industry, film critic, gossip columnist, mother son relationship
Time: year 1942, year 1944, 1940s, 1930s, 1920s, year 1937

Most similar movies to Malice in Wonderland

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexy and sentimental films with plots about filmmaking, showbiz, hollywood, actress, artists and showbiz, ambition and mother daughter relationship mostly in Drama, Biography and Comedy genres. Some movies like Malice in Wonderland: Mank (2020), Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988), Chaplin (1992), RKO 281 (1999), The Naked Civil Servant (1975). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Mank (2020)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: 1930s Hollywood is reevaluated through the eyes of scathing social critic and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he races to finish the screenplay of Citizen Kane.
Style: emotional, intense, inspirational, sentimental, nostalgic
Plot: screenwriter, alcoholic, hollywood, movie business, friendship, loneliness, car accident, wealth, father son relationship, film producer, friend, great depression ...
Time: 1930s, year 1933, year 1937, year 1942, year 1940 ...
Place: los angeles, usa, mojave desert, california
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95%
Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on a true story. Shortly after World War II, Preston Tucker is a dynamic engineer and an enthusiastic showman who envisions the car of the future. Against mighty odds he manages to build a fleet of them - only to have his factory shut down by ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, realistic, serious, talky ...
Plot: fighting the system, underdog, americana, designer, obsessive quest, dishonesty, state affairs, ambition, courtroom drama, corruption, visionary, police investigation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, future, post world war two, 50s
Place: usa, detroit, chicago illinois, washington d.c., california ...
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81%
 7.5
 56K
Chaplin (1992)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, Italy, Japan, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: With the use of flashback, an elderly Charlie Chaplin discusses his autobiography with his editor, who urges him to be more vulnerable and emotionally honest with his memoirs while journeying through his poverty-stricken childhood, closest ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, factual ...
Plot: rising to stardom, actor, actor's life, exile, hollywood, childhood, filmmaker, artists and showbiz, success, ambition, lifestyle, mccarthyism ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 90s, 70s, 1940s ...
Place: london, england, california, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 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, stylized, clever, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: filmmaking, bankruptcy, anti semitism, obsession, movie business, showbiz, power of media, mogul, radio, ambition, lifestyle, rise and fall ...
Time: 1940s, 70s
Place: wisconsin, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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The Naked Civil Servant (1975)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Story of the life of Quentin Crisp, an Englishman who was brave enough to live his life according to his own style even in the hostile days of WW2.
Style: witty, sincere, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: injustice, friends, transvestism, couples, power relations, bittersweet, showbiz, gender bending, sexual relations, coming out, friendship, self discovery ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
The Scarlett O'Hara War (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This is the story of how one of the famous movie roles was cast. The role of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind.
Plot: backstage, historical event, party, actress, actor, filmmaking, casting, director, film producer, film industry, hollywood, movie star ...
Time: 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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, human spirit, haunted by the past, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1940s
Place: usa, new york, holland, europe, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 210 min.
Story: The story of the life of the actress Elizabeth Taylor.
Plot: filmmaking, domineering mother, cruise ship, mother daughter relationship, honeymoon, love, courtroom, divorce, celebrity, actress, husband wife relationship, marriage ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 50s
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74%
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I Tita, A Life of Tango (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Argentina
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A portrait of the life of Tita Merello, famous Argentinian singer and actress.
Style: thought provoking, captivating
Plot: actress, female protagonist, rags to riches, female singer, mother daughter relationship, musician's life, rising to stardom, celebrity, lifestyle, life, historical character, music ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Mae West (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Biography of the curvaceous and sharp-witted actress who scandalized Broadway and Hollywood in the 1920s-30s with her frank approach to sex.
Plot: feminist, court, filmmaking, success, career, actress, scandal, showbiz, training, seduction, female impersonator, vaudeville ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Disaster Artist (2017)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An aspiring actor in Hollywood meets an enigmatic stranger by the name of Tommy Wiseau, the meeting leads the actor down a path nobody could have predicted; creating the worst movie ever made.
Style: light, humorous, feel good, talky
Plot: ambition, hollywood, strange person, aspiring actor, friendship between men, promise, filmmaking, jealousy, backstage, director, adaptation, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s, year 1998, year 2003, 2000s
Place: california, los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Dirty Picture (2011)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: India
Duration: 145 min.
Story: The love story between an actress and a director. Inspired by the life of the late south Indian actress Silk Smitha.
Style: sexy, captivating, serious
Plot: ambition, dancing, movie star, female protagonist, sex, movie actress, filmmaking, casting couch, suicide, film industry, actress, sexy woman ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Postcards from the Edge (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Substance-addicted Hollywood actress Suzanne Vale is on the skids. After a spell at a detox centre her film company insists as a condition of continuing to employ her that she live with her mother Doris Mann, herself once a star and now a champion ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, hollywood, rehabilitation, dysfunctional family, addiction, drug abuse, parents and children, family problems, filmmaking, self discovery, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.8
 172K
Ed Wood (1994)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The mostly true story of the legendary "worst director of all time", who, with the help of his strange friends, filmed countless B-movies without ever becoming famous or successful.
Style: gothic, humorous, sentimental, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: actor, transvestism, friendship, hollywood, misfit, showbiz, actress, filmmaking, ambition, desire for fame, life is a bitch, depression ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Dolemite Is My Name (2019)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The story of Rudy Ray Moore, who created the iconic big screen pimp character Dolemite in the 1970s.
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, funny, captivating ...
Plot: filmmaking, film industry, black american, showbiz, male protagonist, actor, black man, money, vulgarity, comedian, group of friends, historical figure ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
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55%
Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Australia
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Author P.L. Travers travels from London to Hollywood as Walt Disney Pictures adapts her novel Mary Poppins for the big screen.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, factual, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: childhood, writer's life, writers, hollywood, family relations, filmmaking, showbiz, disney, disneyland, parents and children, haunted by the past, rehearsal ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1964, year 1961, edwardian era
Place: los angeles, california, usa, australia, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
My Life So Far (1999)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Memoir of the lives of a family growing up on a post World War I British estate headed up by a strong disciplinarian, her daughter, her inventor husband, their ten year old son, and his older sister. Through the household comes a number of suitors ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious
Plot: family relations, coming of age, infidelity, estate, inventor, couples, society, master and servant, love and romance, human nature, parents and children, eccentric family ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: politics, campaign, rise and fall, athlete's life, actor's life, leadership, ambition, rise to the top, showbiz, relationship vs career, society, ego clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, austria, san diego california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 16K
Mommie Dearest (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In this biographical film, glamorous yet lonely star Joan Crawford takes in two orphans, and at first their unconventional family seems happy. But after Joan's attempts at romantic fulfillment go sour and she is fired from her contract with MGM ...
Style: disturbing, tense, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adoption, abusive mother, mansion, rebelliousness, family relations, family problems, single parent, life is a bitch, parents and children, youth, juvenile delinquency, mentally unstable ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 50s, 60s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Gypsy (1962)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Based on the Broadway hit about the life and times of burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee and her aggressive stage mother, Mama Rose.
Style: stylized, sentimental, touching, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: burlesque, stripper, ambition, showbiz, domineering mother, couples, family relations, rise to the top, love and romance, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, family life ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 50s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, sexual, serious, realistic
Plot: rise and fall, filmmaking, wedding, showbiz, hollywood, actor's life, couples, fashion, relationship vs career, celebrity culture, looking for love, voyeurism ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: revolution, casino, gangsters, gambling, hollywood, couples, fashion, filmmaking, blind ambition, musician's life, rise and fall, criminal heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: new york, cuba, california, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, cynical, captivating ...
Plot: filmmaking, writers, addiction, friendship, hotel, performer's life, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, writer's life, ambition ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 50s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: usa president, world war two, friendship, father daughter relationship, flashback, marriage, mother daughter relationship, mistress, handicapped, white house, racism, media manipulation ...
Time: 1890s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: washington d.c., pearl harbor, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The files that escaped the shredder have become an incredible motion picture. From the Kennedys to Martin Luther King. From cab drivers to Congressmen. From housewives to hostesses. He had something on 58 million people. It was all in his files. Now ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: fbi, president, head of state, government agency, gays and lesbians, crimes, ambition, gangsters, politics, society, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1940s, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: usa, los angeles, california, chicago illinois, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Anywhere But Here (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In this adaptation of the Mona Simpson novel, single mother Adele August is bad with money, and even worse when it comes to making decisions. Her straight-laced daughter, Ann, is a successful high school student with Ivy League aspirations. When ...
Style: touching, feel good, realistic, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, family relations, hollywood, audition, dream, teen angst, bittersweet, small town, social relations, parents and children, small town life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995
Place: los angeles, beverly hills, california, usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: realistic, semi serious, sexy, stylized, sexual
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, tragic love, filmmaking, world war two, love, quest, actor, romance, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, ghost, opposites attract ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, relationship vs career, social differences, cinderella story, couples, love and romance, artists and showbiz, rise to the top, actor's life, media, historical figure ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s
Place: philadelphia, europe, monaco
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Isn't She Great (2000)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, Canada, Japan, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An unsuccessful over-the-top actress becomes a successful over-the-top authoress in this biography of Jacqueline Susann, the famed writer of "The Valley Of The Dolls" and other trashy novels. Facing a failing career, Susann meets a ...
Style: sincere, light, touching, satirical, humorous ...
Plot: ambition, showbiz, terminal illness, artists and showbiz, actor's life, love and romance, aging, fame, marriage, nun, female protagonist, eccentricity ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 70s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: connecticut, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Marilyn: The Untold Story (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: The story of how Norma Jean, once an orphan in Hollywood California, becomes Marilyn Monroe, the movie star and celebrity.
Plot: movie star, symbol, self destructing, party, rehearsal, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, divorce, agent, mental illness, marriage, photographer ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: japan, new york, connecticut, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%