Movies like The Wager

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The Wager (2007)
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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 announcement, Michael is cast in what may be the role of a lifetime. He's set to play the lead in an incredible story of monumental conflict, but will all of the swirling gossip around Michael cause him to stumble on the path of righteousness? His marriage is in jeopardy and his career is on the line. This man who has always tried to do the right thing must find the courage and conviction needed to set his life straight.
Style: serious, realistic, christian film, thought provoking, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: hollywood, ambition, human spirit, introspection, actor's life, desire for fame, relationship vs career, hotshot hero, hopes, artists and showbiz, society, couples, lifestyle, showbiz, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, celebrity, movie star, religion, christianity, religions or cults, good versus evil, actor, church, divorce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary

Most similar movies to The Wager

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and captivating films with plots about artists and showbiz, hopes, lifestyle, ambition, society, actor's life and religions or cults mostly in Drama, Biography and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Wager: A Beautiful Soul (2012), Live Fast, Die Young (2008), Beautiful Girl (2014), Amazon Falls (2010), Do You Believe? (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Beautiful Soul (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An R&B singer snagged by the trappings of superstardom loses his way and turns his back on his church and faith-filled beginnings. Tragedy strikes, leaving a chance for redemption in its wake. But with rebirth, first comes death.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, self discovery, introspection, musician's life, one more chance, celebrity culture, lifestyle, showbiz, hip hop, ambition, hopes, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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95%
Live Fast, Die Young (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When a famous star is found dead at an exclusive Christmas Eve party filled with A-list Hollywood types, the police must hold for questioning a group of powerful entertainment industry players who are eager to leave the scene. As they reflect upon ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, captivating, christian film ...
Plot: hollywood, society, overdose, drug abuse, redemption, lifestyle, actor's life, starlet, cause and meaning, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, writer's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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89%
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Beautiful Girl (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Odessa is a beautiful girl addicted to the attention and money that being an adult film star brings. William, a lonely mechanic, has a crush on her, and she indulges his fantasy and leads him on. Thinking he can save her and help her find a normal ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, gloomy
Plot: porn star, ambition, impossible love, desire for fame, fall in love, celebrity culture, showbiz, actor's life, love and romance, artists and showbiz, sexual content, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.0
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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, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: hollywood, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, human nature, ambition, aging, actress, rivalry, society, lifestyle, downfall, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Hollywood Wives: The New Generation (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Hollywood star (Fawcett), fed up with her husband's cheating, hires a private investigator to tail him. Emotional support is offered by her two friends - a soul singer (Givens) and a famous director's wife (Gilbert)
Style: realistic, semi serious, sexy, sexual
Plot: hollywood, private detective, aging, womanizer, best friends, celebrity culture, couple relations, showbiz, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, celebrity, psychopath ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, hollywood star
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Do You Believe? (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When a pastor is shaken by the visible faith of a street-corner preacher, he is reminded that true belief always requires action. His response ignites a journey that impacts everyone it touches in ways that only God could orchestrate.
Style: christian film, thought provoking, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: christian, clergy, self discovery, teaching the ways of the world, introspection, religions or cults, society, hopes, human spirit, doctors and patients, church, religion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois, xian
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Di Di Hollywood (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Bar worker Diana Diaz (Elsa Pataky) leaves Madrid for Miami and with new boyfriend, Robert (Luis Hacha), they then head for Hollywood, prepared to do anything for fame.
Style: captivating, realistic, cynical, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: hollywood, desire for fame, showbiz, actor's life, ambition, follow your dream, rising to stardom, infidelity, sex scene, agent, casting couch, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
What Would Jesus Do? (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The citizens of a small town lose their faith day by day. Poverty and hardships have been hard on them... when all of a sudden something changes. Their faith is reborn. And a question rises inside them: "What would Jesus do?"
Style: christian film, realistic, serious
Plot: small town, human spirit, introspection, clergy, hopes, society, religions or cults, social relations, small town life, delusion, musician, election ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, xian
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Fall to Rise (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A famous dancer is fired after an injury and thrust into the role of motherhood.
Style: contemplative, emotional, psychological, realistic, serious
Plot: artists and showbiz, ambition, introspection, hopes, dancer's life, strong female presence, women, dancer
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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60%
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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, follow your dream, life is a bitch, celebrity culture, rise and fall, small town, rivalry, society, sex scene, injury ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.9
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On the Path (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria, Germany, Croatia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Loving young couple Luna and Amar try their best to overcome unexpected obstacles that threaten their relationship. After Amar's dramatic change in a fundamentalist community, Luna tears herself apart searching if love is truly enough to keep ...
Style: sincere, captivating, thought provoking, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: couple relations, addiction, self discovery, life is a bitch, society, religions or cults, couples, alcohol abuse, introspection, redemption, islam, religion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bosnia, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
In Memory of Me (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Investigates the life a young man who has decided to enter a Jesuit monastery in Venice, but is then overcome by agonizing doubts before his ordination.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: monastery, lifestyle, introspection, teaching the ways of the world, starting over, religions or cults, hopes, society, clergy, christianity, obedience, self doubt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: venice, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Shirley: Visions of Reality (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A series of snapshots from the life of a fictional actress named Shirley serves to weave together thirteen paintings by Edward Hopper (e.g. "Office at Night", "Western Motel", "Usherette", "A Woman in the ...
Style: serious, contemplative, atmospheric, realistic, experimental ...
Plot: relationship vs career, ambition, couple relations, idealism, workplace, americana, actor's life, society, repression, couples, hopes, supportive spouse ...
Time: 60s, 30s, 1930s, 40s, 1940s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Encounter (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When five strangers with nothing in common come together at a remote roadside eatery, they place their orders with the diner's omniscient owner, who seems to know everything about them ... and is eerily reminiscent of Jesus Christ.
Style: christian film, tense, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: diner, christian, faith, self discovery, human spirit, mysterious character, mysterious place, religions or cults, group of strangers, hopes, society, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, xian
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Brittany Murphy Story (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A look at Brittany Murphy's rise to Hollywood fame in the 1990s, her struggles with celebrity and self-esteem, and her mysterious death in 2009 at the age of 32.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, captivating
Plot: rise and fall, rising to stardom, actor's life, ambition, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, parents and children
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Queen of the Lot (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An electronic ankle bracelet and being under house arrest aren't about to stop up-and-coming actress Maggie Chase (Tanna Frederick) from the two things she craves the most: real fame and true love. With more "Google points" than her ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: actor's life, showbiz, love triangle, alcohol abuse, bittersweet, paparazzi, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, couple relations, follow your dream, ambition, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: semi serious, realistic, clever, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: ambition, lifestyle, obsession, addiction, showbiz, filmmaking, actor's life, hollywood, performer's life, manipulation, media, couples ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Portuguese Nun (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A young French actress in Lisbon to shoot a movie is intrigued by a nun she sees kneeling in the chapel where she is filming.
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: church, culture clash, love and romance, lifestyle, filmmaking, clergy, religions or cults, love affair, self discovery, actor's life, artists and showbiz, nun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portugal, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Higher Ground (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Vera Farmiga's directorial debut, HIGHER GROUND, depicts the landscape of a tight-knit spiritual community thrown off-kilter when one of their own begins to question her faith. Inspired by screenwriter Carolyn S. Briggs' memoir This Dark ...
Style: sentimental, atmospheric, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: faith, evangelical christianity, life is a bitch, hopes, self discovery, human spirit, redemption, introspection, religions or cults, society, christian, friendship between women ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Angel (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Angelica "Angel" Holst was a celebrated rockstar in the 80's but since then her fame and popularity has faded. Now it's time to step back into the spotlight - but to reach the top again she needs media attention and the question ...
Style: realistic, not serious, captivating, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: musician's life, ambition, lifestyle, desire for fame, infidelity, rising to stardom, dishonesty, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, couples, down on your luck, pop star ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Sal (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: James Franco's Sal chronicles the final hours of the life of actor Sal Mineo, one-time teen idol and star of the blockbuster films Rebel Without a Cause and Exodus.
Style: touching, sincere, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: lifestyle, ambition, actor's life, introspection, friendship, artists and showbiz, hopes, gay, celebrity, murder, friends, unfulfillment ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Perfect Stranger (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: 'THE PERFECT STRANGER' tells the story of Nikki, a troubled attorney who one day receives a mysterious dinner invitation from a man claiming to be Jesus of Nazareth. Throughout their evening of conversation, arguments and spirited debate, ...
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: society, religions or cults, legal action, hopes, religion, christianity, discussion, stranger, change of heart, christian propaganda, female protagonist, legal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Mojave Phone Booth (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the middle of the Mojave desert rests an abandoned phone booth, riddled with bullet holes, graffiti, its windows broken, but otherwise functioning. Its identity was born on the Internet and for years, travelers would make the trek down a lonely ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, contemplative, sincere
Plot: self discovery, hopes, lifestyle, estrangement, dull life, introspection, couple relations, vandalism, society, interlinked stories, desert, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Flywheel (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jay Austin wants to sell you a used car, but watch out! Many victims have fallen prey to his smiling face and hasty promises. Austin does everything his way until his dishonesty and manipulation are exposed. Like many men, he becomes disgusted by ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, christian film ...
Plot: change of heart, dishonesty, used car salesman, starting over, introspection, moral dilemma, ambition, society, redemption, cons and scams, hopes, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Nairobi Half Life (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Kenya, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mwas, a young aspiring actor from upcountry Kenya dreams of becoming an accomplished actor one day, and in pursuit of this, he makes his way to Nairobi, the city of opportunity. He quickly understands why Nairobi is nicknamed Nairrobery as he is ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, tense, bleak ...
Plot: ambition, fish out of water, follow your dream, friendship, desire for fame, society, life is a bitch, unlikely criminals, social decay, crimes, lifestyle, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kenya, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
I Love Your Work (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A fictional movie star, Gray Evans, goes through the disintegration of his marriage, his gradual mental breakdown, and his increasing obsession with a young film student who reminds Gray of his own life before becoming famous. A dark psychological ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: obsession, self defense, actor's life, couples, showbiz, rise and fall, losing-it hero, lifestyle, desire for fame, ambition, midlife crisis, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Standing Firm (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: David, a widower, is working himself to death. Late nights doing paperwork and running on fumes is normal. Bills are piling up by the week, and foreclosure looms on the horizon. Blaming God for his wife's death, he ends his relationship with ...
Style: realistic, serious, christian film, sentimental, touching
Plot: family problems, family relations, church, religions or cults, society, best friends, parents and children, unsupportive spouse, hopes, grieving widower, widower, christian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Meat Loaf: To Hell and Back (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: "Meat Loaf" Aday is an overgrown Texas youngster, the son of a gentle woman dying of cancer and an alcoholic, abusive father. Tormented by his father and schoolmates over his size, he strikes out on his own after his mother's death, ...
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, captivating, semi serious
Plot: showbiz, ambition, rise to the top, desire for fame, love and romance, music band, life is a bitch, musician's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, texas, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Small Town Saturday Night (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Just days before Rhett (Chris Pine) is leaving for Nashville to pursue a lifelong dream of being a singer/songwriter, his girlfriend Samantha (Bre Blair) realizes that "his" future may not be "their" future. This news comes as a ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: small town, friends, follow your dream, ambition, hopes, love and romance, musician's life, lifestyle, friendship, relationship vs career, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Role of Her Life (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Freelance writer in a fashion journal, Claire meets Elisabeth Becker, a movie star. Everything separates them, their characters, their relationships with men, and of course money. Claire is hired as Elisabeth's personal assistant.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: lifestyle, actor's life, love triangle, social differences, society, romance, celebrity culture, showbiz, looking for love, love and romance, couples, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%