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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, serious, realistic, stylized, gloomy
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, alcohol abuse, love and romance, couples, showbiz, lifestyle, actor's life, artists and showbiz, birthday, bartender, pills, drug use, actress, drunkenness, 30 year old, doppelganger, bigger dreams, bar, drink, drinking alcohol, hollywood sign, drinking, period piece
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1937, pre world war two, 30s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, gloomy and contemplative films with plots about artists and showbiz, actor's life, couples, lifestyle, showbiz, filmmaking 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: serious, realistic, talky, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, couples, realism, artists and showbiz, gangsters, actor's life, love and romance, underdog, fall in love, showbiz, love triangle ...
Time: 80s, 50s
Place: usa, california
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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: realistic, semi serious, clever, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: ambition, lifestyle, actor's life, filmmaking, addiction, showbiz, obsession, hollywood, blind ambition, media, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
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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: captivating, realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: ambition, actor's life, aging, manipulation, couples, couple relations, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, unlikely couple, desire for fame, romance ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, celebrity culture, infidelity ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Wild Party (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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: stylized, sentimental, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: nightlife, filmmaking, couples, mate swapping, estate, celebrity culture, infidelity, sexual relations, showbiz, hollywood, alcohol abuse, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 1920s
Place: california, usa
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61%
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: serious, realistic, captivating, emotional, psychotronic ...
Plot: hollywood, society, actor's life, lifestyle, overdose, drug abuse, redemption, hopes, artists and showbiz, writer's life, starlet, cause and meaning ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: hollywood, actor's life, ambition, desire for fame, relationship vs career, introspection, human spirit, artists and showbiz, society, hotshot hero, hopes, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, serious ...
Plot: hollywood, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, ambition, human nature, aging, actress, rivalry, society, unfulfillment, downfall, actor's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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, sincere, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: church, love and romance, lifestyle, filmmaking, culture clash, artists and showbiz, clergy, actor's life, religions or cults, love affair, self discovery, nun ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: portugal, europe
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Starstruck (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A screenwriter befriends a washed up teen idol.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sitcom
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, dull life, dark humor, friends, disorder, workplace romance, friendship, alcohol abuse, showbiz, kidnapping, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: serious, realistic, parody, silent film
Plot: filmmaking, hollywood, couples, ambition, artists and showbiz, actor's life, alcohol abuse, relationship vs career, wax museum, vaudeville, movie star, father son reunion ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: realistic, serious, psychological, talky, depressing ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, family relations, addiction, dysfunctional family, redemption, lifestyle, actor's life, family life, human nature, family problems, life is a bitch, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: connecticut, ireland
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52%
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: serious, realistic, captivating, emotional, gloomy
Plot: mental illness, politics, performer's life, life is a bitch, actor's life, writer's life, mentally unstable, misfit, prodigy, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
Place: washington d.c., seattle
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52%
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.
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, rough, sexual
Plot: hollywood, betrayal, showbiz, screenwriter, writers, couples, filmmaking, ambition, downfall, love and romance, misfit, artists and showbiz ...
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Place: usa, california
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Fool for Love (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A woman is waiting in a motel for her boyfriend, when an old flame turns up and tries to take her back to the life she is trying to leave behind.
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Time: 80s
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A talented young filmmaker from New York sets off to Los Angeles in pursuit of the Hollywood dream, only to discover through his relationship with a beautiful feisty young actress, that Hollywood is not all that it seems.
Style: realistic, semi serious, sincere, captivating, humorous
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Place: new york, los angeles, usa, california
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After the Rehearsal (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, West Germany
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Rational, exacting, and self-controlled theater director, Henrik Vogler, often stays after rehearsal to think and plan. On this day, Anna comes back, ostensibly looking for a bracelet. She is the lead in his new production of Stindberg's ...
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Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: sexy, realistic, semi serious, sexual
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Through the Olive Trees (1994)
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Country: Iran, France
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, stylized
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 144 min.
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The Carpetbaggers (1964)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
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Style: cynical, serious, realistic, stylized, clever
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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39%
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Ironweed (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Albany, New York, Halloween, 1938. Francis Phelan and Helen Archer are bums, back in their birth city. She was a singer on the radio, he a major league pitcher. Death surrounds them: she's sick, a pal has cancer, he digs graves at the cemetery ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sincere ...
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Burton and Taylor (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
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38%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Czech refugee Krystyna (Paulina Porizkova) travels to New York in search of her actress idol and fellow expatriate, Anna (Sally Kirkland). After her own arrival in the Big Apple, Anna finds that celebrity often doesn't travel well, and she must ...
Style: talky, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
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Time: 80s
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35%
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Bar Girls (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The life and loves of gay women hanging out at a local tavern are examined in this slice of life film.
Style: sexy, semi serious, realistic, talky, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
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35%
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The Rite (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 72 min.
Story: A judge in an unnamed country interviews three actors, together and singly, provoking them while investigating a pornographic performance for which they may face a fine. Their relationships are complicated: Sebastian, volatile, a heavy drinker, in ...
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35%
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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: serious, realistic, sentimental, captivating, clever
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