Movies like The Founder

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The Founder (2016)
 7.2
 94K
The Founder (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The true story of how Ray Kroc, a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers’ speedy system of making the food and saw franchise potential. He maneuvered himself into a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire.
Style: based on true events, factual, realistic, motivational, clever, cerebral, inspirational, uplifting, dramatic, interesting ...
Plot: family business, business, fast food, ambition, businessman, salesman, rags to riches, greed, capitalism, betrayal, twists & turns, destiny, underdog, hamburger, divorce, money, swindle, alcoholic, golf, singing, negotiation, husband wife relationship, flirting, telephone call, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 1950s
Place: mcdonald's restaurant, usa, america, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out dramatic, intense, realistic and interesting films with plots about mentor, storytelling, runaway, greed, corruption, catastrophe and dialogue mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like The Founder: The Social Network (2010), Steve Jobs (2015), The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), The Big Short (2015), Gold (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Social Network (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room as a small site among ...
Style: clever, realistic, based on true events, serious, intellectual ...
Plot: computers and web, ambition, rise to the top, programmer, computer genius, social relations, inventions and discoveries, creator, ego clash, hacker, betrayal, college ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2003
Place: usa, california, harvard university, massachusetts, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 135K
Steve Jobs (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.
Style: serious, factual, clever, talky, melancholic ...
Plot: prodigy, apple computer, ambition, rise to the top, dialogue driven, computers and web, technology, friendship, father daughter relationship, inventions and discoveries, fired from the job, computer ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, california
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100%
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.
Style: sentimental, emotional, uplifting, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, life is a bitch, against the odds, rise to the top, down on your luck, single parent, success, hopes, ambition, life, parents and children, financial problem ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 293K
The Big Short (2015)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The men who made millions from a global economic meltdown.
Style: tense, intellectual, suspense, realistic, interesting ...
Plot: loan, finance, money, corruption, economic crisis, bank, wall street, risk, morality, economics, expose, analysis ...
Time: 2000s, year 2008, year 2007
Place: las vegas, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.7
 49K
Gold (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Kenny Wells, a modern-day prospector, hustler, and dreamer, is desperate for a lucky break. Left with few options, Wells teams up with an equally luckless geologist to execute a grandiose, last-ditch effort: to find gold deep in the uncharted jungle ...
Style: tense, philosophical, suspense, intellectual, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gold, greed, jungle, ugly american, mining, money, business, cheating, justice, life philosophy, treasure hunt, rags to riches ...
Time: 1990s
Place: indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A biopic of 20-year-old Francis Ouimet who defeated his golfing idol and 1900 US Open Champion, Harry Vardon.
Style: motivational, realistic, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
Plot: golf, sport, underdog, salesman, hopes, athlete's life, rainy, contests and competitions, talented, ambition, championship, struggle ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1930s, 1960s
Place: massachusetts, usa, new jersey, boston, scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.5
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Quiz Show (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Quiz Show is a 1994 American historical drama film which tells the true story of the Twenty One quiz show scandal of the 1950s.
Style: intellectual, clever, witty, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: investigation, lawyer, moral dilemma, cheating, ethics, professor, fbi, advertising, media, prejudice, fame, contests and competitions ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: new york, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: This film is the semi-humorous documentary about the men who made the world of technology what it is today, their struggles during college, the founding of their companies, and the ingenious actions they took to build up the global corporate empires ...
Style: tense, talky, clever, serious, sincere ...
Plot: programmer, computers and web, college, apple computer, inventions and discoveries, rise and fall, workplace, workplace situations, crumbling relationship, business venture, ambition, contests and competitions ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, future
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)
Genre: Biography, 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: realistic, serious, sentimental, feel good, futuristic ...
Plot: underdog, americana, visionary, car, fighting the system, courtroom drama, society, ambition, friendship, designer, senator, friends ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, future, 1950s
Place: detroit, usa, chicago illinois, washington d.c., california ...
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28%
The Current War (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Electricity titans Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse compete to create a sustainable system and market it to the American people.
Style: intellectual, realistic, clever, serious, stylized ...
Plot: inventor, science, discovery, historical character, science and technology, invention, prodigy, nerd, feud, ambition, mentor, argument ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Flash of Genius (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In this David vs. Goliath drama based on a true story, college professor Robert Kearns (Greg Kinnear) goes up against the giants of the auto industry when they fail to give him credit for inventing intermittent windshield wipers. Kearns doggedly ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: inventions and discoveries, lawsuit, nervous breakdown, underdog, hopes, obsessive quest, human spirit, fighting the system, ambition, powerful corporation, disgruntled, legal action ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 80s
Place: usa, detroit, michigan, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.5
 198K
Sully (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On 15 January 2009, the world witnessed the 'Miracle on the Hudson' when Captain 'Sully' Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as ...
Style: factual, realistic, suspense, inspirational, touching ...
Plot: investigation, aviation, pilot, airplane accident, rescue, airplane, lone hero, crash landing, co pilot, courage, plane crash, husband wife relationship ...
Time: year 2009, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.6
 323K
Moneyball (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The story of Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to put together a baseball team on a budget, by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players.
Style: realistic, captivating, feel good, inspirational, factual ...
Plot: sport, baseball, success, rise to the top, team, manager, mathematics, ambition, teamwork, determination, recruit, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, california, oakland california, boston, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.9
 88K
Jobs (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of Steve Jobs' ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century.
Style: serious, realistic, factual, inspirational, captivating ...
Plot: rise to the top, prodigy, computers and web, inventions and discoveries, workplace situations, entrepreneur, business, programmer, ambition, apple computer, perfectionist, blind ambition ...
Time: 70s, 21st century, 90s, 80s, contemporary ...
Place: usa, india, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.1
 27K
Nixon (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 192 min.
Story: An all-star cast powers this epic look at American President Richard M. Nixon, a man carrying the fate of the world on his shoulders while battling the self-destructive demands within. Spanning his troubled boyhood in California to the shocking ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, touching, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, government, vietnam war, campaign, rise and fall, historical figure, usa president, life is a bitch, presidential election, ambition, political conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 20s, 70s, 30s ...
Place: washington d.c., china, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.2
 24K
Secretariat (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Housewife and mother Penny Chenery agrees to take over her ailing father's Virginia-based Meadow Stables, despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge. Against all odds, Chenery - with the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin - manages to ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, uplifting, inspirational ...
Plot: horse, against the odds, underdog, rise to the top, horse race, follow your dream, sport, animal training, legendary, contests and competitions, ambition, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Something the Lord Made (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A dramatization of the relationship between heart surgery pioneers Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas.
Style: emotional, uplifting, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: surgery, racism, university, prejudice, interracial relations, laboratory, patient, salesman, human spirit, fame, african american, ambition ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 1950s ...
Place: maryland, baltimore, usa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.5
 297K
The Aviator (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, USA
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, epic, factual, suspense, compassionate ...
Plot: mental illness, pilot, businessman, millionaire, aviation, paranoia, rise and fall, corruption, fame, nervous breakdown, phobia, filmmaking ...
Time: 1930s, 1910s, 20th century, 20s, 30s ...
Place: los angeles, usa, new york, houston texas, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 140K
Invictus (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Newly elected President Nelson Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa's rugby ...
Style: uplifting, touching, emotional, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: human spirit, president, idealism, rugby, racism, apartheid, celebration, politician, poverty, blacks and whites, historical character, sport team ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa, new jersey, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.6
 114K
Joy (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A story based on the life of a struggling Long Island single mom who became one of the country's most successful entrepreneurs.
Style: witty, stylized, realistic, inspirational, sentimental ...
Plot: inventor, family relations, parents and children, divorce, businesswoman, single parent, bankruptcy, party, drawing, sunglasses, storytelling, family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, california, dallas texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Evelyn Ryan, a midwestern housewife who managed to rescue her family from debt by entering contests for ad slogans sponsored by consumer product companies.
Style: sentimental, stylized, touching, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, chick flick
Plot: small town, advertising, gas station, americana, optimism, eviction, underdog, contest, large family, mortgage, prize, domestic violence ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 1960s
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.2
 100K
Men of Honor (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Against formidable odds -- and an old-school diving instructor embittered by the U.S. Navy's new, less prejudicial policies -- Carl Brashear sets his sights on becoming the Navy's first African-American master diver in this uplifting true ...
Style: touching, uplifting, sincere, disturbing, inspirational ...
Plot: human spirit, military, racism, prejudice, instructor, ambition, society, follow your dream, african american, u.s. navy, respect, diving ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: cuba, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.8
 17K
Truth (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: As a renowned producer and close associate of Dan Rather, Mary Mapes believes she’s broken the biggest story of the 2004 election: revelations of a sitting U.S. President’s military service. But when allegations come pouring in, sources change ...
Style: based on true events, dramatic, intense, tense, suspense ...
Plot: tv reporter, presidential election, political scandal, politics, computer, american politics, tv broadcast, u.s. president, drinking, election, lawyer, ends with biographical notes ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Movie in collections
 7.5
 77K
Selma (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: "Selma," as in Alabama, the place where segregation in the South was at its worst, leading to a march that ended in violence, forcing a famous statement by President Lyndon B. Johnson that ultimately led to the signing of the Civil Rights ...
Style: realistic, captivating, uplifting, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: racism, politics, president, african american, civil rights, idealism, rebelliousness, society, introspection, americana, injustice, rebellion ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1963, year 1964 ...
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.5
 43K
Miracle (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In 1980, the United States Ice Hockey team's coach, Herb Brooks, put a ragtag squad of college kids up against the legendary juggernaut from the Soviet Union at the Olympic Games. Despite the long odds, Team USA carried the pride of a nation ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sincere, captivating, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing, kids
Plot: ice hockey, underdog, sport, athlete and trainer, hockey, coach, human spirit, grudge, championship, athlete's life, contests and competitions, opponent ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, milwaukee wisconsin, new york, manhattan new york city, colorado ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.5
 67K
Trumbo (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The career of screenwriter Dalton Trumbo is halted by a witch hunt in the late 1940s when he defies the anti-communist HUAC committee and is blacklisted.
Style: talky, factual, intense, touching, suspense ...
Plot: communism, communist, hollywood, movie business, politics, parent child relationship, political persecution, jail, prison, release from prison, screenwriter, mccarthyism ...
Time: 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration. Based on Jordan Belfort's autobiography.
Style: clever, captivating, biting, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: rise and fall, success, ambition, wall street, cons and scams, millionaire, hotshot hero, blind ambition, money, greed, yuppie, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1987, year 1983, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, big ben london, bahamas, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Biography of Loretta Lynn, a country and western singer that came from poverty to fame.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: country music, music, rising to stardom, human spirit, musician's life, artists and showbiz, rags to riches, relationship vs career, family problems, career change, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: kentucky, usa, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.7
 264K
The Blind Side (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Oversized African-American, Michael Oher, the teen from across the tracks and a broken home, has nowhere to sleep at age 16. Taken in by an affluent Memphis couple, Michael embarks on a remarkable rise to play for the NFL.
Style: uplifting, touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adoption, human spirit, parents and children, rising to stardom, life, misfit, prejudice, athlete's life, american football, family drama, homeless, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.6
 14K
Luther (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: During the early 16th Century idealistic German monk Martin Luther, disgusted by the materialism in the church, begins the dialogue that will lead to the Protestant Reformation.
Style: serious, sincere, emotional, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: politics, catholicism, clergy, sin, bribery, hypocrisy, church, theology, idealism, german, rebellion, human spirit ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s, 1930s
Place: germany, europe, rome italy, england, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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