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Stand-ins (1997)
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Stand-ins (1997)
Original name: Stand-Ins
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Six women who came to Hollywood with the dream of becoming famous find themselves working as stand-ins for the glamorous stars of the late 1930s. Gathering for a birthday celebration at their local watering hole, they introduce a new member to the group -- instigating a turn of events that will change their lives forever.
Style: twists and turns, atmospheric, gloomy, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, bar, love and romance, alcohol abuse, artists and showbiz, couples, lifestyle, actor's life, showbiz, birthday, bartender, pills, actress, drunkenness, drug use, doppelganger, bigger dreams, 30 year old, drinking alcohol, drink, drinking, period piece, hollywood sign
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1937, pre world war two

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, gloomy and psychological films with plots about artists and showbiz, actor's life, couples, lifestyle, filmmaking, showbiz and hollywood mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like Stand-ins: Strangers Kiss (1983), Sweet Bird of Youth (1989), The Last Tycoon (1976), The Wild Party (1975), Live Fast, Die Young (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Strangers Kiss (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: To help his actress girlfriend regain her confidence a Hollywood bigshot bankrolls a small budget film being made by a first-time producer and director pair. Despite the hand-to-mouth way it has to be made the film starts to come good, as does the ...
Style: contemplative, talky, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, underdog, love and romance, couples, realism, gangsters, actor's life, fall in love, showbiz, love triangle ...
Time: 80s, 1950s, 50s
Place: usa, california
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Sweet Bird of Youth (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The melodrama of a failing, aging movie star who takes up with an ambitious masseur who takes her home only to show off in front of his former girl friend and her powerful father.
Style: stylized, gloomy, psychological, emotional, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: aging, ambition, actor's life, dishonesty, couple relations, couples, manipulation, artists and showbiz, manipulations, romance, desire for fame, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s
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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 ⇓
75%
The Last Tycoon (1976)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: F.Scott Fitzgerald's novel is brought to life in this story of a movie producer slowly working himself to death.
Style: stylized, realistic, captivating, sentimental, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, romance, producer, introspection, ambition, obsession, film industry, fall in love, great depression, human nature, couple relations ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s ...
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Wild Party (1975)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Loosely based on the Fatty Arbuckle scandal, an aging silent movie comic star tries for a comeback by staging a wild party that turns into a sexual free-for-all. The comic ends up killing his mistress and her latest boyfriend.
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, sentimental, gloomy
Plot: artists and showbiz, betrayal, unfulfillment, lifestyle, actor's life, alcohol abuse, celebrity culture, nightlife, hollywood, showbiz, infidelity, sexual relations ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: california, usa
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62%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, gloomy, contemplative ...
Plot: hollywood, human spirit, relationship vs career, introspection, actor's life, desire for fame, ambition, society, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, couples, showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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56%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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
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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 ⇓
52%
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Starstruck (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A screenwriter befriends a washed up teen idol.
Style: sitcom, humorous, dark humor, realistic, semi serious
Plot: hollywood, addiction, drugs/alcohol, disorder, filmmaking, dull life, friends, cons and scams, drug abuse, down on your luck, kidnapping, workplace romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
W.C. Fields and Me (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Film biography of actor-comedian W.C. Fields, concentrating on his years in Hollywood and his relationship with aspiring actress Caroltta Monti.
Style: realistic, serious, silent film
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, couples, ambition, actor's life, artists and showbiz, relationship vs career, alcohol abuse, father son reunion, movie star, vaudeville, wax museum ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, california, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Sex Movie (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Four friends spend an evening together after time apart. Differences in sex and sexuality reveal deep-rooted conflicts and long-hidden longings.
Style: sincere, psychological, serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: introspection, under the surface, couples, lifestyle, love and romance, sexual relations, lesbian, filmmaking, private vs public, workplace situations, gays and lesbians, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: The film follows one day in the lives of the Tyrone family, each member is troubled and has been damaged by alcohol and/or drugs. In addition, they have issues with each other that lead to fights and an inability to reconcile completely with one ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, talky, depressing ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, family relations, addiction, dysfunctional family, actor, redemption, actor's life, lifestyle, family life, human nature, life is a bitch, unfulfillment ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
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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
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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.
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Fool for Love (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
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Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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After the Rehearsal (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, West Germany
Duration: 70 min.
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Style: clever, psychological, talky, serious, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 89 min.
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Style: realistic, semi serious, sincere, captivating, humorous
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Hollywood Wives: The New Generation (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: realistic, semi serious, sexy, sexual
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45%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 108 min.
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Style: psychological, rough, art house, melancholic, gloomy ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: contemplative, mind bending, serious, realistic, touching ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: iran, middle east
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42%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Marguerite Sydney is a celebrated Hollywood star attempting a comeback after a stay in a mental hospital, as well as trying to re-establish a relationship with her teenage son, and risking a romance with a mysterious stranger.
Style: realistic, touching, stylized, sentimental, serious
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39%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
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39%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
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39%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: psychological, touching, gloomy, emotional, serious ...
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38%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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38%
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Bar Girls (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Audience: girls' night, date night
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Country: USA
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