Movies like Sweet Bird of Youth 1989

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Sweet Bird of Youth (1989)
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Sweet Bird of Youth (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The melodrama of a failing, aging movie star who takes up with an ambitious masseur who takes her home only to show off in front of his former girl friend and her powerful father.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic, stylized, gloomy
Audience: girls' night
Plot: ambition, aging, actor's life, romance, couples, manipulation, lifestyle, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, unlikely couple, desire for fame, couple relations, alcoholic, prodigal son, older woman younger man relationship, sex, revenge, female nudity, sex scene, torture, age difference, deception, self destructing, racist, blackmail ...
Time: 80s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and captivating films with plots about couples, couple relations, unfulfillment, love and romance, lifestyle, artists and showbiz and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like Sweet Bird of Youth: Amazon Falls (2010), Stand-ins (1997), Anna (1987), A Streetcar Named Desire (1995), Video Girl (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Amazon Falls (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Amazon Falls tells the story of a faded B-movie actress JANA who refuses to let go of her dream of being a star. Famous for her roles in Amazon movies where she portrayed a variety of pre-Xena warrior-princesses, she desperately tries to keep her ...
Style: realistic, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, serious ...
Plot: hollywood, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, human nature, ambition, aging, actress, rivalry, society, once promising, showbiz, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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Stand-ins (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Six women who came to Hollywood with the dream of becoming famous find themselves working as stand-ins for the glamorous stars of the late 1930s. Gathering for a birthday celebration at their local watering hole, they introduce a new member to the ...
Style: atmospheric, twists and turns, gloomy, stylized, serious ...
Plot: filmmaking, hollywood, love and romance, actor's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, couples, alcohol abuse, showbiz, doppelganger, bigger dreams, drunkenness ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1937, pre world war two
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75%
Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Gigolo and drifter, Chance Wayne, returns to his home town as the accompaniment of a faded movie star, Alexandra Del Lago, whom he hopes to use to help him break into the movies. Chance runs into trouble when he finds his ex-girlfriend, the daughter ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: hollywood, ambition, movie star, betrayal, comeback, unlikely couple, actor's life, couple relations, romance, infidelity, adultery, hypocrisy ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: florida, usa, london, california
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75%
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Anna (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Czech refugee Krystyna (Paulina Porizkova) travels to New York in search of her actress idol and fellow expatriate, Anna (Sally Kirkland). After her own arrival in the Big Apple, Anna finds that celebrity often doesn't travel well, and she must ...
Style: serious, realistic, talky, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: aging, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, follow your dream, lifestyle, desire for fame, actor's life, immigrants, adoption, teachers and students, celebrity culture, showbiz ...
Time: 80s
Place: czechoslovakia, usa, new york
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69%
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A Streetcar Named Desire (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Blanche Dubois goes to visit her pregnant sister and husband Stanley in New Orleans. Stanley doesn't like her, and starts pushing her for information on some property he know was left to the sisters. He discovers she has mortgaged the place and ...
Style: disturbing, serious, touching, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: sister sister relationship, abusive husband, mental illness, pregnancy, rape, family relations, family problems, unfulfillment, love and romance, infidelity, obsession, redemption ...
Time: 50s
Place: new orleans, usa, mississippi
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64%
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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, small town, celebrity culture, follow your dream, life is a bitch, rise and fall, rivalry, society, sex scene, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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62%
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie. His reunion with his father, Big Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son.
Style: tense, talky, serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: estate, terminal illness, alcohol abuse, dysfunctional family, couples, family relations, sexual dysfunction, family problems, estrangement, crumbling marriage, love and romance, gender ...
Place: new orleans, mississippi, usa
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60%
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Mike Nichols’ film from Edward Albee's play brought new themes to the film industry. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton have never been more brilliant together as they portray an experienced married couple who love each other yet verbally ...
Style: psychological, tense, captivating, rough, talky ...
Plot: guest, battle of the sexes, confession, domestic violence, adultery, humiliation, alcohol abuse, crumbling marriage, couples, vicious, family secret, marital problem ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa
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58%
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A Master Builder (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A successful, ego-maniacal architect who has spent a lifetime bullying his wife, employees and mistresses wants to make peace as his life approaches its final act.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, captivating, touching
Plot: introspection, aging, couples, elderly, redemption, architect, society, death, couple relations, life turned upside down, disorder, golden years ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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57%
Fool for Love (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A woman is waiting in a motel for her boyfriend, when an old flame turns up and tries to take her back to the life she is trying to leave behind.
Style: talky, realistic, serious, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: motel, couples, family relations, siblings relations, couple relations, isolation, destructive relationship, dangerous attraction, human nature, love triangle, introspection, romance ...
Time: 80s
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55%
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The Wager (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An actor at the pinnacle of his Hollywood career finds himself buckling to temptation after he accepts the lead in a classic tale of good versus evil. Michael Steele has just been nominated for Best Actor at the Academy Awards. In the wake of that ...
Style: realistic, serious, christian film, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: hollywood, relationship vs career, introspection, human spirit, actor's life, ambition, desire for fame, couples, celebrity culture, showbiz, artists and showbiz, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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54%
They Shoot Movies, Don't They? ...The Making of 'Mirage' (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: They Shoot Movies, Don't They? is a voyeuristic look at first time director Tom Paulson and the movie he wrote called Mirage. Frank Gallagher is the documentarian whose camera waits and watches as Paulson navigates through a jungle of ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, clever, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: ambition, lifestyle, addiction, showbiz, obsession, actor's life, filmmaking, hollywood, performer's life, manipulation, blind ambition, media ...
Time: 90s
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X, Y and Zee (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The venomous and amoral wife of a wealthy architect tries, any way she can, to break up the blossoming romance between her husband and his new mistress; a good-natured young widow who holds a dark past.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, emotional
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, adultery, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, couples, haunted by the past, romance, husband wife relationship, other woman, nudity (full frontal - brief), dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, london, europe
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51%
The Glass Menagerie (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A son longs to escape from his stifling home, where his genteel mother worries about the future prospects of his lame, shy sister.
Style: psychological, serious, touching, melancholic, sentimental ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, aging, brother sister relationship, family in crisis, parents and children, family life, unfulfillment, romance, family problems, family relations, cripple, domineering mother ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 70s, 1920s
Place: usa, tennessee, california
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50%
Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: The film follows one day in the lives of the Tyrone family, each member is troubled and has been damaged by alcohol and/or drugs. In addition, they have issues with each other that lead to fights and an inability to reconcile completely with one ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, talky, depressing ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, family relations, addiction, dysfunctional family, redemption, lifestyle, actor's life, family life, human nature, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: connecticut, ireland
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50%
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Mentor (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A thought-provoking drama about the power that a famous university professor holds over his students and assistants.
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: love triangle, power relations, dishonesty, unfulfillment, ambition, friendship, college, university, manipulation, mentor, power, teachers and students ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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50%
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Love Streams (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Two closely bound, emotionally wounded siblings reunite after years apart.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: couple relations, family problems, couples, family relations, siblings relations, custody, redemption, social misfits, hopes, writer's life, unfulfillment, prostitute ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas
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Opening Night (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: An actress suffers an emotional uproar in her personal life after a fan dies trying to see her.
Style: serious, realistic, talky, tense, clever ...
Plot: aging, obsessed fan, alcoholic, couples, family problems, lifestyle, unfulfillment, hopes, artists and showbiz, actor's life, human spirit, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
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48%
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Fairfield Road (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Noah McManus is leaving his job with the Boston mayor's office for a dream gig in Washington, D.C. But in a single day, he finds out his new boss in Washington can no longer employ him and that his girlfriend has been cheating on him. ...
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: small town, romance, fall in love, couples, love triangle, couple relations, ambition, social relations, career change, politics, infidelity, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
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47%
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Silver Tongues (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two lovers travel from town to town playing a dark game of deceit that soon spirals out of control, threatening their very relationship.
Style: psychological, tense, realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: couple relations, hidden identity, couples, dishonesty, juggling, crumbling relationship, society, love and romance, sexual content, infidelity, manipulation
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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45%
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Labrador (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A desolate, windswept island. Stella and Oskar, a young couple, visit Stella's father Nathan who lives alone with his labrador. Stella is pregnant and looking forward to having a baby, but Oskar appears to have doubts. When Oskar falls prey to ...
Style: emotional, captivating, atmospheric, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: pregnancy, rivalry, intrigue, couple relations, dishonesty, couples, family relations, manipulation, island, pets, ego clash, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, europe
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Now, Forager (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Poland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Lucien and Regina are foragers - they gather wild mushrooms and sell them to New York restaurants. They live simply, according to the seasons. When Regina seeks more stability, their marriage is put to a test.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, gloomy
Plot: relationship vs career, couple relations, ambition, lifestyle, unfulfilled love, crumbling marriage, love and romance, couples, life turned upside down, family problems, restaurant, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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42%
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Hamlet (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: To be or not to be, etc.
Style: atmospheric, emotional, stylized, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: haunted by the past, ghost, betrayal, tragic love, tragic hero, vengeance, parents and children, uncover truth, intrigue, dishonesty, rivalry, conspiracy ...
Time: 90s
Place: southern usa
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42%
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Anton Chekhov's The Duel (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in a seaside resort in the Caucasus, the story centers on n'er do well, Laevsky (Andrew Scott) and his illicit relationship with his mistress Nadya (Fiona Glascott). Laevsky has convinced Nadya to leave her husband for him, but now wants to ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: love triangle, human nature, uninhibited rivalry, couple relations, couples, tragic hero, rivalry, countryside, infidelity, unfulfillment, downfall, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia, caucasus, black sea
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42%
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 731
3 Backyards (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An executive, a housewife and a youngster spend a day in their Long Island suburban town during the course of one curious autumn day afternoon.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, psychological, tense ...
Plot: society, estrangement, unfulfillment, dull life, suburbs, couple relations, couples, human nature, lifestyle, multiple storylines, one day, suburban life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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42%
Rich and Famous (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Two literary women compete for 20 years: one writes for the critics; the other one, to get rich.
Style: suspense, witty, sentimental, clever, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, roommate, couples, friends, unfulfillment, opposites attract, aging, love and romance, lifestyle, betrayal, crumbling marriage, gender ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, los angeles
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41%
After the Rehearsal (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, West Germany
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Rational, exacting, and self-controlled theater director, Henrik Vogler, often stays after rehearsal to think and plan. On this day, Anna comes back, ostensibly looking for a bracelet. She is the lead in his new production of Stindberg's ...
Style: realistic, serious, talky, psychological, clever ...
Plot: artists and showbiz, lifestyle, actor's life, hopes, love and romance, aging, dishonesty, mentally unstable, unfulfillment, human nature, family in crisis, introspection ...
Time: 80s
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40%
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Bar Girls (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The life and loves of gay women hanging out at a local tavern are examined in this slice of life film.
Style: semi serious, realistic, sexy, talky, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual content, romance, gender, gays and lesbians, lifestyle, love and romance, dishonesty, love triangle, nightlife, love affair, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
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40%
 7.6
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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, atmospheric ...
Plot: civil rights, stripper, fighting the system, judaism, rise and fall, drug abuse, addiction, showbiz, lifestyle, ambition, family problems, tragic hero ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.3
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Purpose (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A software developer becomes a billionaire and is distracted by fame, greed and power, then must save his invention and company from a hostile takeover.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: relationship vs career, rivalry, redemption, rise to the top, materialism, infidelity, ambition, lifestyle, business, financier, company, betrayal ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
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