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Death of a Centerfold: The Dorothy Stratten Story (1981)
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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, obsession, death, domestic violence, career, hollywood, ambition, self destructing, rise and fall, murder, actress, bikini, husband murders wife, tragic event, marital rape, cynicism, price of fame, true crime, dying young, modeling, nude model, playboy magazine
Time: 70s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and sexy films with plots about ambition, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, showbiz, actress, unfulfillment and hollywood mostly in Biography, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Death of a Centerfold: The Dorothy Stratten Story: Star 80 (1983), Anna Nicole (2013), The Jayne Mansfield Story (1980), Sal (2011), James Dean (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Star 80 (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Paul Snider is a narcissistic, small time hustler who fancies himself a ladies man. His life changes when he meets Dorothy Stratten working behind the counter of a Dairy Queen.
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: crimes of passion, playboy, obsession, rise and fall, fame, murder, deadly, couple relations, showbiz, fall in love, couples, family problems ...
Time: 80s, year 1978, 70s
Place: vancouver, vancouver british columbia canada, california, los angeles
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Anna Nicole (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Voluptuous beauty Anna Nicole Smith marries an elderly millionaire and poses for Playboy, but after her husband's death, her excessive drinking, pill-popping and weight fluctuations take their toll.
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating, sexy
Plot: playboy, rise and fall, celebrity, starlet, rising to stardom, ambition, desire for fame, celebrity culture, drug addiction, posing nude, photo shoot, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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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, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: publicity, hollywood, ambition, celebrity culture, rich and poor, feminism, power relations, bittersweet, artists and showbiz, actor's life, love and romance, rise and fall ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
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60%
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Sal (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 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, realistic, serious ...
Plot: actor's life, lifestyle, ambition, introspection, friendship, artists and showbiz, hopes, celebrity, gay, murder, friends, hollywood ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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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, beret, friendship between men, film set, actor, candle, shower, barn, sword, dying young ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
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44%
Goodnight, Sweet Marilyn (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The supposed story of superstar Marilyn Monroe's death...as told by a "friend" of hers. Watch flashbacks from "Goodbye Norma Jean" as it leads up to the night when Marilyn Monroe died.
Style: psychotronic, cult film
Plot: hollywood, death, euthanasia, flashback, star, price of fame, showbiz, backstage, marilyn monroe
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43%
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Rated X (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Jim and Artie Mitchell, two brothers who entered the porn industry in the early 60's. After creating such legendary porn films as "Behind the Green Door" and "Inside Marily Chambers", they later ...
Style: cynical, tense, sexy, psychological, intense ...
Plot: murder, pornographer, drug abuse, addiction, ambition, filmmaking, showbiz, rise and fall, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, porn industry, pornography ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
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41%
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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, serious, realistic, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: filmmaking, bankruptcy, anti semitism, obsession, movie business, ego clash, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, ambition, society, fighting the system, showbiz ...
Time: 1940s, 70s
Place: wisconsin, new jersey, california
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40%
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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: sentimental, realistic, serious, captivating, clever
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, actor, dying young, actor's life, lifestyle, prodigy, ambition, rising to stardom, rise and fall, life is a bitch, desire for fame ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: usa, malibu california, santa monica california, indiana, new york
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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, career, orphan, funeral, rehearsal, blonde, hollywood, fame, orphanage, divorce, phone booth, jealousy ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s ...
Place: japan, new york, connecticut, big ben london
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The Notorious Bettie Page (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Bettie Page grew up in a conservative religious family in Tennessee and became a photo model sensation in 1950s New York. Bettie's legendary pin-up photos made her the target of a Senate investigation into pornography, and transformed her into ...
Style: bleak, erotic, melancholic, factual, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: pornography, showbiz, rise and fall, ambition, individuality, journal, life is a bitch, sexuality, censorship, fetishism, photographer, prejudice ...
Time: 50s, 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: usa, new york, tennessee, coney island brooklyn new york city, miami beach ...
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35%
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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, serious, realistic, rough, atmospheric ...
Plot: civil rights, stripper, fighting the system, judaism, rise and fall, drug abuse, ambition, lifestyle, showbiz, addiction, family problems, rising to stardom ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 70s
Place: usa
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35%
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: historical figure, actress, movie star, fame, cultural icon, ambition, impossible love, actor's life, showbiz, nervous breakdown, artists and showbiz, star ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1956
Place: england, europe, london, california
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The Pastor's Wife (2011)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Matthew Winkler, a beloved minister who, in 2006, was found shot and killed in his Selmer, Tennessee home, his wife and young daughters missing. Authorities soon zeroed in on Matthew's wife, Mary, as the prime suspect ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee
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34%
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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: realistic, serious, captivating
Audience: date night
Plot: wedding, hollywood, social differences, relationship vs career, cinderella story, couples, love and romance, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, actor's life, media, historical figure ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1940s
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The Amazing Howard Hughes (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 215 min.
Story: The Amazing Howard Hughes is a 1977 television movie about American aviation pioneer and filmmaker Howard Hughes, based on the book by Hughes' business partner Noah Dietrich. The film starred Tommy Lee Jones, Ed Flanders, and Tovah Feldshuh.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: adventurer, adventure, mentally unstable, unfulfillment, lifestyle, misfit, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, prodigy, ambition, celebrity culture, obsession ...
Time: 20th century
Place: california, usa
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I'm Not Ashamed (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Based on the inspiring and powerful true story and journal entries of Rachel Joy Scott- the first student killed in the Columbine high school shooting in 1999.
Style: christian film, based on true events, disturbing, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: high school, youth, death, shooting, plan, prom, notebook, adolescence, murder, tragic event, attack, friendship ...
Time: year 1999
Place: usa, colorado
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33%
Fall from Grace (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Fall from Grace is a drama, concerning the lives of Jim Bakker and his then-wife, Tammy Faye Bakker Messner during the 1980s, and starred Kevin Spacey and Bernadette Peters. This made-for-television movie aired on NBC on April 29, 1990. Jim Bakker ...
Plot: televangelist, fundamentalism, preacher, scandal, religion, female director, prescription drug abuse
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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: captivating, sentimental, serious, realistic
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
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Whitney (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Chronicles Whitney Houston's rise to fame and turbulent relationship with husband Bobby Brown.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, sincere
Audience: girls' night
Plot: musician's life, rising to stardom, music, fall in love, couple relations, desire for fame, ambition, showbiz, addiction, celebrity culture, price of fame, pop star ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
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The Duo (1997)
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: death of wife, actor, death of protagonist, extramarital affair, marriage, adultery, propaganda, death, rivalry, politics, friendship, election ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s, 1950s, 50s
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31%
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Lepke (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Tony Curtis stars as the feared leader of "Murder Incorporated" in this underworld drama based on the life of Louis "Lepke" Buchalter. Lepke began his criminal career as a petty thief in his teens; a stretch in prison taught him ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, atmospheric, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: murder, gangsters, hitman, legal investigation, rise and fall, deadly, dishonesty, best friends, fighting crime, gang, mentally unstable, ambition ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: new york, holland
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31%
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The Aviator (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 170 min.
Story: A biopic depicting the life of filmmaker and aviation pioneer Howard Hughes from 1927 to 1947, during which time he became a successful film producer and an aviation magnate, while simultaneously growing more unstable due to severe ...
Style: captivating, realistic, stylized, serious, epic ...
Plot: success, pilot, businessman, mental illness, millionaire, aviation, legendary, aviator, rise and fall, billionaire, corruption, obsession ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 1910s, 30s, 20s ...
Place: los angeles, new york, usa, beverly hills, washington d.c. ...
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Basquiat (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Director Julian Schnabel illustrates the portrait of his friend, the first African-American pop artist Jean-Michel Basquiat who unfortunately died at a young age and just as he was beginning to make a name for himself in the art world. Alongside the ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, captivating, realistic, factual ...
Plot: drug abuse, friendship, artist, art, rise and fall, society, rising to stardom, self destructing, overdose, ambition, human spirit, celebrity culture ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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30%
High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 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, poker, gambler ...
Place: las vegas
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Bugsy (1991)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: New York gangster Ben 'Bugsy' Siegel takes a brief business trip to Los Angeles. A sharp-dressing womanizer with a foul temper, Siegel doesn't hesitate to kill or maim anyone crossing him. In L.A. the life, the movies, and most of all ...
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, serious, stylized ...
Plot: hollywood, gangsters, casino, crime, crimes, rise and fall, ambition, elimination, bohemian life, love affair, mafia, gambling ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 70s
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles, new york, cuba
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30%
Norma Jean & Marilyn (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: This film follows Norma Jean from her simple, ambitious youth to her sex star pinnacle and back down. She moves from lover to lover in order to further her career. She finds fame but never happiness, only knowing seduction but not love.
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: showbiz, actor's life, photo shoot, playboy, rising to stardom, lifestyle, desire for fame, unfulfillment, tragic hero, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, rise and fall ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 50s, 40s, 1960s ...
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28%
Martha, Inc.: The Story of Martha Stewart (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Martha, Inc.: The Story of Martha Stewart is a 2003 NBC TV movie starring Cybill Shepherd as Martha Stewart in which the life of Martha Stewart is outlined starting from her life in New Jersey to the scandal behind her arrest.
Style: realistic, humorous, witty, suspense, cynical ...
Plot: ambition, rise and fall, relationship vs career, rise to the top, workplace situations, boss and employee, lifestyle, celebrity culture, rising to stardom, tv show, obnoxious boss, media satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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28%
Love and Betrayal: The Mia Farrow Story (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: Actress Mia Farrow's personal life takes a turn for the worse when she engages in a long relationship with Woody Allen.
Plot: female director, cardinal the priest, female nudity, sex scene, priest, nun, actress, catholic
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27%
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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, seduction, training, trial, female impersonator, actress, vaudeville, career, star, hollywood, broadway, court ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1900s, 1920s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, california
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