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Ivans xtc. (To Live and Die in Hollywood) (2000)
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Ivans xtc. (To Live and Die in Hollywood) (2000)
Original name: ivansxtc.
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Update on Leo Tolstoy's "The Death of Ivan Ilyich," set in contemporary Hollywood.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: hollywood, death, introspection, uncover truth, ambition, rise and fall, drug abuse, life is a bitch, human nature, showbiz, self destructing, skinny dipping, agent, artists and showbiz, terminal illness, unfulfillment, prostitute, blonde, female nudity, drug addict, male nudity, infidelity, call girl, funeral, casual sex ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and psychological films with plots about artists and showbiz, ambition, unfulfillment, showbiz, life is a bitch, hollywood and lifestyle mostly in Drama, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like Ivans xtc. (To Live and Die in Hollywood): The Kreutzer Sonata (2008), Amazon Falls (2010), I'm Losing You (1998), Boxing Day (2012), Hated (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Kreutzer Sonata (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A film by Bernard Rose, based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy with music by Ludwig Van Beethoven. Edgar Hudson meets Abby, a concert pianist, at a dinner party. Abby is involved with someone else but that doesn't stop the two from acting upon their ...
Style: erotic, sexy, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: sexual abuse, couple relations, obsession, family problems, couples, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, strong sexual content, dysfunctional marriage, infidelity, nudity (full frontal - brief), unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, beverly hills
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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, showbiz, unfulfillment, downfall ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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75%
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I'm Losing You (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A wealthy businessman Perry Krohn attempts to juggle the needs of his dedicated wife, demanding mistress and grown children while facing his own certain death from lung cancer.
Style: realistic, talky, serious, emotional, suspense ...
Plot: cancer, hollywood, family relations, aids, showbiz, terminal illness, infidelity, family problems, family life, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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Boxing Day (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A struggling, indebted business man leaves his family immediately after Christmas to pursue a lucrative property deal that could solve all of his problems: buying foreclosed properties from banks at a fraction of their value, refi tting them for a ...
Style: captivating, realistic, thought provoking, serious, atmospheric ...
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Hated (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll are what a young underground punk band are striving for, but once they get a taste of it, they are forced to decide how far they're willing to go for fame and fortune and who they're willing to leave ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere
Audience: teens
Plot: ambition, desire for fame, rise and fall, friendship, artists and showbiz, youth, music band, friends, showbiz, unfulfillment, music, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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In the Dark (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Hollywood messenger must endure cruelty and humiliation as he struggles for a chance to succeed. But when he's offered a lucrative opportunity, he must decide between compromising his closest friendship or giving his racist bosses the ...
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, serious, semi serious ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Pornographer (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A socially inept man's amateur porn film wins him a contract with a small-time pornography distribution company, where he faces a series of moral crises and is forced to face his own porn addiction.
Style: sexy, captivating, serious, realistic, psychological ...
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Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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56%
The Lonely Lady (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young screenwriter allows others to exploit her in the hopes of "making it" in Hollywood.
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, rough, sexual
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Time: 80s
Place: usa, california
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56%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
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Plot: hollywood, artists and showbiz, introspection, down on your luck, addiction, downfall, depression, accidental death, love interest, surrealism, existentialism, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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Dangerous Game (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A New York film director, working on his latest movie in Los Angeles, begins to reflect the actions in his movie and real life, especially when he begins an affair with the lead actress.
Style: psychological, rough, art house, melancholic, realistic ...
Plot: filmmaking, obsession, addiction, lifestyle, redemption, downfall, life is a bitch, human nature, showbiz, husband wife relationship, drugs, divorce ...
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 4.7
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Starstruck (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A screenwriter befriends a washed up teen idol.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sitcom
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, dull life, dark humor, friends, disorder, rise and fall, nothing goes right, crimes, actor's life, rise to the top, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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An American in Hollywood (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A talented young filmmaker from New York sets off to Los Angeles in pursuit of the Hollywood dream, only to discover through his relationship with a beautiful feisty young actress, that Hollywood is not all that it seems.
Style: realistic, semi serious, sincere, captivating, humorous
Plot: ambition, follow your dream, fall in love, hopes, love and romance, showbiz, buddies, filmmaking, friends, hollywood, artists and showbiz
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, new york, los angeles
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45%
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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 ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 384
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Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Country: USA
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 6.2
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Coast to Coast (2003)
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Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 108 min.
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Time: 1930s
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Audience: boys' night
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Audience: teens
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39%
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Duration: 96 min.
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Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
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Place: scotland
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Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
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Time: 90s
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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36%
California Solo (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Place: usa, los angeles, california
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36%
A Beautiful Soul (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, psychological, captivating, serious ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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36%
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 84 min.
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Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Shadow Hours (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, psychological, suspenseful ...
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Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%