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Polanski Unauthorized (2009)
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Polanski Unauthorized (2009)
Original name: Polanski Unauthorised
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An unauthorized chronicle of the life of Roman Polanski.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, captivating, sexual, sexy
Plot: prodigy, ambition, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, lifestyle, celebrity culture, unfulfillment
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: usa, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and sentimental films with plots about artists and showbiz, ambition, lifestyle, celebrity culture, rising to stardom, unfulfillment and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Biography and Music genres. Some movies like Polanski Unauthorized: James Dean (2001), The Brittany Murphy Story (2014), King of Salsa (2006), Anna Nicole (2013), What We Do Is Secret (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: realistic, serious, sentimental, captivating, clever
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, actor, dying young, actor's life, teen angst, rise and fall, rising to stardom, ambition, prodigy, lifestyle, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: usa, indiana, new york, malibu california, santa monica california
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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: 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
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89%
King of Salsa (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The rise and fall of salsa singer, Héctor Lavoe (1946-1993), as told from the perspective of his wife Puchi, who looks back from 2002.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, disturbing, sentimental
Plot: music, dancing, showbiz, artists and showbiz, ambition, musician's life, lifestyle, romance, drug abuse, rise and fall, life is a bitch, celebrity culture ...
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: usa, new york, puerto rico
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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, rising to stardom, ambition, desire for fame, celebrity culture, starlet, drug addiction, posing nude, photo shoot, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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86%
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What We Do Is Secret (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A biopic of punk legend Darby Crash and his band, the Germs.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspense
Plot: punk, punk rock, lifestyle, rising to stardom, musician's life, celebrity culture, drug abuse, music, ambition, rise and fall, music band, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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82%
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My Nikifor (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: From his birth in 1895 through his death in 1968, the gifted Polish naïve artist Nikifor Krynicki (AKA Epifan Drowniak) lived his life and eked out a career cloaked in obscurity - a casualty of both his extreme speech impediment (his tongue was ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, atmospheric, gloomy
Plot: prodigy, ambition, couples, couple relations, family life, tragic love, celebrity culture, society, lifestyle, love and romance, isolation, art ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
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80%
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Paradise Found (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, Australia, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Paradise Found is a biography about the painter Paul Gauguin. Focusing on his personal conflict between citizen life and his family life and the art scene in Frane. In an incredible imagery montage Gauguin manages to make a successful living in the ...
Style: realistic, serious, scenic, contemplative
Plot: lifestyle, prodigy, obsessive quest, ambition, survival, obsession, love affair, tragic love, destiny, rise and fall, love and romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1870s
Place: paris france, tahiti, europe, france
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79%
 6.5
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Last Call (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Renowned writer F. Scott Fitzgerald is living the last months of his life with his youthful secretary, confidant, and protégé who later wrote a memoir of their time together.
Style: serious, clever, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: prodigy, family problems, showbiz, ambition, couples, love and romance, crumbling marriage, terminal illness, split personality, life is a bitch, mental illness, lifestyle ...
Place: california
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79%
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Best (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The life story of former Manchester United football legend, George Best.
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, serious
Plot: athlete's life, rising to stardom, ambition, celebrity culture, sport team, sport, rivalry, life is a bitch, professional sports, football player, unfulfillment, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 90s, 70s, 1960s
Place: europe, england, manchester, northern england, manchester england
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77%
 5.6
 902
Hendrix (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Biography of rock star Jimi Hendrix chronicles his early career, including a stint with Little Richard who fired him for getting too flamboyant, to his tragic failure.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, gloomy
Plot: musician's life, prodigy, ambition, rising to stardom, tragic hero, music band, drug abuse, artists and showbiz, rise and fall, life is a bitch, hotshot hero, overdose ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, rich and poor, obsession ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa, california
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74%
Bettie Page: Dark Angel (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Bettie Page was America's number one pin-up girl in the 1950s and became a cult icon. This biopic tells the story of the last 3 years of her short-lived career, recreating the incriminating bondage films which gave her the nickname "Dark ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sexy, sexual
Plot: actor's life, rise and fall, desire for fame, lifestyle, fashion, showbiz, celebrity culture, friendship, workplace romance, life is a bitch, against the rules, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: tennessee, florida, new york
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67%
In His Life: The John Lennon Story (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A film about the early life of the rock musician and his burgeoning career as a member of the Beatles.
Style: captivating, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: prodigy, against the odds, musician's life, ambition, rise to the top, youth, lifestyle, teenage life, working class, rising to stardom, music, the beatles ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: europe, england
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66%
The Audrey Hepburn Story (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The film spans from Hepburn's early childhood to the 1950s which details her life as a Dutch ballerina, coming to grips with her parents' divorce, and enduring life in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II. She then settles in ...
Style: serious, feel good, uplifting, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: hollywood, showbiz, world war two, actor's life, celebrity culture, performer's life, rising to stardom, haunted by the past, human spirit, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: usa, new york, europe, holland, manhattan new york city
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64%
Young Bruce Lee (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Bruce Lee, My Brother is an action-dramatic biopic of the eponymous martial arts legend as told by his younger brother, Robert Lee. It revolves around Bruce Lee's life as a rebellious adolescent in Hong Kong before he sets off for the USA and ...
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: master warrior, lifestyle, actor's life, rising to stardom, ambition, showbiz, heroes, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, martial arts, black belt, tough guy ...
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Anna Nicole (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Born Vickie Lynn Hogan, she had a son at 18, became a stripper at 20, and married a billionaire at 26. Sheer determination turned her into Anna Nicole Smith, playmate, model and a household name.
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, captivating
Plot: rising to stardom, lifestyle, celebrity culture, physical appearance, artists and showbiz, hollywood, rags to riches, fame, single mother, drugs, marriage, model ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century
Place: usa
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62%
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Neal Cassady (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The story of what happened to Neal Cassady after Jack Kerouac's "On The Road" came out. Deals primarily with Neal's relationship to his fictional alter-ego, Dean Moriarty.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, semi serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: self discovery, on the road, buddies, life is a bitch, celebrity culture, drug abuse, fame, bus, road trip, writer's life, friends, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 60s, 50s
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58%
 4.8
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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
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58%
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Flynn (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A biographical movie on the film star Errol Flynn's early life before Hollywood fame.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: hollywood, heroes, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, showbiz, legends and myths, school, theater, murder, crimes, actor's life ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s
Place: australia, usa
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54%
Burton and Taylor (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: TV drama based on Richard Burton's diaries, about his last performance in 1983 with ex-wife Elizabeth Taylor. They meet after several years and he agrees to her suggestion that they star in a stage revival on Broadway of Noel Coward's ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, captivating
Plot: artists and showbiz, couple relations, celebrity culture, couples, actor's life, hollywood, love, lifestyle, love and romance, showbiz, love affair, party ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
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54%
Will There Really Be a Morning? (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: This is the story of actress Frances Farmer, her struggles with mental illness and involuntary confinement in an insane asylum.
Style: emotional, gloomy, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: mental illness, prodigy, politics, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, actor's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, couples, addiction, alcohol abuse, showbiz ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 30s
Place: seattle, washington d.c.
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49%
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Modigliani (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Romania, France, Italy
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Set in Paris in 1919, biopic centers on the life of late Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani, focusing on his last days as well as his rivalry with Pablo Picasso. Modigliani, a Jew, has fallen in love with Jeanne, a young and beautiful Catholic girl. ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, factual, melancholic ...
Plot: prodigy, painter, life is a bitch, addiction, painting, couple relations, tragic hero, tragic love, romance, uninhibited rivalry, couples, artist ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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Act One (1963)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Story of the life of writer/playwright Moss Hart.
Style: sexy, uplifting, serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: ambition, writer's life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, pianist, spoken inner thoughts, theater, theatre audience, pipe smoking, group of friends, taxi, actor ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, atlantic city new jersey, manhattan new york city
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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: tense, cynical, sexy, psychological, intense ...
Plot: pornography, murder, pornographer, drug abuse, addiction, filmmaking, ambition, life is a bitch, rise and fall, showbiz, artists and showbiz, porn industry ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
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41%
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: uplifting, captivating, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: publicity, hollywood, unfulfillment, ambition, celebrity culture, rich and poor, feminism, power relations, lifestyle, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, actor's life ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
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39%
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Margot (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: At the age of forty Dame Margot Fonteyn is considered to be past her best as a prima ballerina and Ninette de Valois is reducing her roles at the Royal Ballet. Then the exciting young Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev, a recent defector to the West, ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: ballerina, love and romance, dancer's life, disability, couples, ambition, artists and showbiz, ballet, gay man has sex with a woman, homosexual, gay, dancer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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38%
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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: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, sincere
Audience: girls' night
Plot: musician's life, music, rising to stardom, fall in love, couple relations, desire for fame, ambition, showbiz, addiction, celebrity culture, pop star, price of fame ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
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38%
Paulo Coelho's Best Story (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Brazil, Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Paulo Coelho is the world’s most translated living author, his books having sold over 165 million copies. But he was not always the inspirational global phenomenon he is today. Like the heroes in his spiritual classics THE ALCHEMIST and THE ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: follow your dream, ambition, writer's life, hopes, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief), life
Time: 70s, 60s, 80s, 20th century
Place: brazil
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38%
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Halim (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Egypt
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A biopic of Egyptian singer Abdel-Halim Hafez.
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, sentimental, serious
Plot: ambition, musician's life, rising to stardom, showbiz, love and romance, lifestyle, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, singer, world, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 50s, 30s ...
Place: africa, middle east, egypt
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36%
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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
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36%