Movies like Stan

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Stan (2006)
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Stan (2006)
Genre: Biography
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
Story: Stanley Laurel's last visit to Oliver Hardy, as originally told in Neil Brand's radio play.
Plot: friendship, cancer, spacecraft, sleeping, office, memory, mansion, dying man, teamwork, memories, talent, terminal illness, inspiration, partnership, catch phrase, old friend, stroke, husband wife relationship, bed, fame, contract, porch swing, bespectacled male, flashback, apology ...
Time: 1920s, year 1957

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and captivating films with plots about husband wife relationship, flashback, death, marriage, writers, mother son relationship and ambition mostly in Biography, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Stan: Goldeneye (1989), Kharms (2017), Same Kind of Different as Me (2017), Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017), Blanca & Pepita (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Frankie Howerd: Rather You Than Me (2008)
Genre: Biography
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Candid and poignant drama about the comedian Frankie Howerd and the relationship with his long-term, long-suffering manager, and gay partner, Dennis Heymer. Despite his overtly camp persona, Howerd kept his companionship with Heymer under wraps for ...
Plot: stroke, repressed homosexual, lsd, wig, promiscuity, hand job, masturbation, childhood sexual abuse, gay kiss, depression, gay, argument ...
Place: oxford university
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95%
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Goldeneye (1989)
Genre: Biography
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Fact-based biography of James Bond author, Ian Fleming. The film focuses on his wartime exploits and romantic adventures which ultimately led to his creation of the super-spy.
Plot: british secret service, secret agent, spy, secret agents, world war two, submarine, extramarital affair, casino, nurse, air raid, interview, chinese ...
Place: london, jamaica
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91%
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Kharms (2017)
Genre: Biography
Country: Russia, Lithuania
Duration: 95 min.
Story: He considers himself a genius but the publishers refuse to print his works. He loves women but they don’t always understand him. Constantly without money and out of touch with reality. The elegant fop Daniil Yuvachov names himself Kharms- a name ...
Style: absurd, avant garde
Plot: flashback, dating, clock, poet, death of father, archive footage, jail, arrest, imprisonment, absurdism, father son relationship, loss of father ...
Time: 1940s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: soviet union, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
When Did You Last See Your Father? (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The story of a son's conflicting memories of his dying father.
Style: sentimental, realistic, sincere, emotional, touching ...
Plot: reconciliation, terminal illness, memory, father son relationship, infidelity, coming of age, teenager, hospital, family relations, loneliness, confrontation, family drama ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 80s, year 1989, year 1962 ...
Place: london, brighton, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Same Kind of Different as Me (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: International art dealer Ron Hall must befriend a dangerous homeless man in order to save his struggling marriage to his wife, a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the journey of their lives.
Style: sincere, captivating, touching
Plot: friendship, marriage, kindness, husband wife relationship, homelessness, infidelity, art dealer, homeless, christian, religious, anger, flashback ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The behind the scenes story of the life of A.A. Milne and the creation of the Winnie the Pooh stories inspired by his son Christopher Robin.
Style: factual, melancholic, thought provoking, cynical
Plot: husband wife relationship, father son relationship, childhood, fame, maggot, children's book, marital problem, playwright, nanny, toys, little boy, game playing ...
Time: post world war one, year 1934, year 1941
Place: england, new york, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Blanca & Pepita (2017)
Genre: Biography
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A barely literate girl from a destitute village in the Peruvian Andes is employed by the matriarch of a wealthy family in Lima, 1944, leading to 60 years of an inseparable bond that survives family tragedies, a military coup, and social upheaval ...
Plot: coup, matriarch, hunger, memory, servant, lullaby
Place: peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Concert at the End of Summer (1980)
Genre: Biography
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A docudrama about four weeks in the life of famous Czech composer Antonin Dvorak. The drama - filled with many of Dvorak's compositions - begins when the composer suddenly decides to cut a concert in London and return home. While on the train, ...
Plot: musician, european history, husband wife relationship, composer, czech history
Place: central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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The Best of Men (2012)
Genre: Biography
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ludwig Guttmann, a renowned German neurosurgeon who fled Nazi Germany in the early days of WWII, takes a position at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Buckinghamshire, England in 1944 and begins to transform the lives of his patients, paralyzed soldiers ...
Style: realistic, uplifting, touching, emotional, serious
Plot: paralysis, disability, hospital, self fulfillment, human spirit, against the odds, changing lives, dignity, hopes, contests and competitions, rehabilitation, doctors and patients ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Tommy Cooper: Not Like That, Like This (2014)
Genre: Biography
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The life and times of Tommy Cooper
Style: realistic, captivating, stylized, serious
Plot: performer's life, ambition, artists and showbiz, couples, couple relations, infidelity, workplace romance, love triangle, alcohol abuse
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
How Strange to be Named Federico (2013)
Genre: Biography
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On the 20th anniversary of Federico Fellini’s death, Ettore Scola, a devoted admirer of the incomparable maestro, commemorates the lesser-known aspects of Fellini’s personality, employing interviews, photographs, behind-the-scenes footage as ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, factual, captivating ...
Plot: filmmaking, movie business, rising to stardom, ambition, artists and showbiz, follow your dream, friendship, visionary, friends, writer's life, hopes, columnist ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 30s, 40s, 1940s ...
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Fatal Deception: Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald (1993)
Genre: Biography
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of the widow of Lee Harvey Oswald, the man accused of shooting President Kennedy. Via flashbacks, the story traces the woman's life from her days in Russia, the turmoil following the assassination, raising her family, and coming to ...
Plot: assassination, widow, john f. kennedy, death, kennedy assassination, murder, flashback
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The American Letters (2015)
Genre: Biography
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Bio-pic about Czech composer Antonin Dvoraák at the height of his career. Dvorák learns that his love and lifelong muse is ill and must return to her side.
Style: based on true events
Plot: composer, love triangle, husband wife relationship, musician, czech history, wife husband relationship
Time: 1890s
Place: central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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L'Oriana (2015)
Genre: Biography
Country: Italy
Duration: 200 min.
Story: The life of Italian journalist and writer Oriana Fallaci.
Plot: prison, dictatorship, journalist, pregnancy, audio tape, explosion, cancer, shot in the head, love, orphanage, vietnam war, torture ...
Time: 1960s, september 11 2001, 60s, 70s
Place: tuscany, new york, hong kong, greece, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Time Indefinite (1993)
Genre: Biography
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After documentarian Ross McElwee gets married, a series of misfortunes follow: his grandmother dies, his wife miscarries, and then his father dies less than a week later. Shaken by the sudden string of deaths, McElwee becomes depressed. After ...
Style: touching, offbeat, serious, realistic
Plot: marriage, couple relations, family life, obsession, family in crisis, society, love and romance, family relations, couples, family problems, filmmaking, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: south carolina, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
A Quiet Passion (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Belgium, USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The story of American poet Emily Dickinson from her early days as a young schoolgirl to her later years as a reclusive, unrecognized artist.
Plot: poet, recluse, ecstasy, heaven, chloroform, hymn, honor, student, reverend, american civil war, lemonade, crying woman ...
Time: 19th century
Place: massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Valentino (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In 1926 the tragic and untimely death of a silent screen actor caused female moviegoers to riot in the streets and in some cases to commit suicide...
Style: offbeat, stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, movie star, gay, prison, showbiz, celebrity culture, gays and lesbians, romance, artists and showbiz, athlete's life, ambition ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 1910s, year 1919
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new york, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Stevie (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Portrayal of British poet/author Stevie Smith and her life with her beloved aunt through direct dialogue with the audience by Stevie, as well as flashbacks, and narration by a friend. The movie mainly focuses on her relationship with her aunt, ...
Style: touching, emotional, gloomy, sexual, uplifting ...
Plot: family relations, friendship, coffin, drowning, loneliness, poet, mentally challenged, artists and showbiz, writer's life, misfit, society, forbidden love ...
Time: 70s
Place: yorkshire, london, paris france, moscow russia, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Prick Up Your Ears (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Stephen Frears directs this biographical drama focusing on controversial British playwright Joe Orton, revealed in flashback after his murder by lover Kenneth Halliwell. Born in 1933 in Leicester, in the English Midlands, John 'Joe' Orton ...
Style: witty, gloomy, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: murder, playwright, gay, profanity, rebelliousness, couple relations, tragic love, graphic violence, couples, unsuccessful, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1967 ...
Place: england, europe, london, australia, brighton ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Anthony, Warrior of God (2006)
Genre: Biography
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The life of Anthony of Padua (1195-1231) from his arrival on Sicily's shores via shipwreck in 1221 to his death. He's a Portuguese monk who, once in Italy, seeks out St. Francis. Anthony's gift as a great preacher is discovered by ...
Style: serious, captivating, stylized, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: church, religions or cults, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, society, deadly, clergy, ambition, dishonesty, preacher, shipwreck, saint ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century
Place: sicily, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Shadowlands (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: C.S. Lewis, a world-renowned writer and professor, leads a passionless life until he meets spirited poet Joy Gresham
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere, factual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, fall in love, poet, college, romance, writer's life, falling in love, couple relations, oxford, husband wife relationship, attic, bachelor ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Babs (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This is the story of Dame Barbara Windsor, the Cockney kid with a dazzling smile and talent to match. Preparing to perform in the theatre one cold evening in 1993, the cheeky, chirpy blonde Babs recounts the people and events that have shaped her ...
Plot: criminal, theater, surrealism, judge, audition, father daughter reunion, gangster, actress, father daughter conflict, nightclub, nickname, train station ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Zelda (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Story: Biopic about Zelda Fitzgerald, as played by Natasha Richardson
Plot: inspiration, marriage, husband wife relationship, novelist, schizophrenia, tragedy, failed marriage, weirdo, writers, alcohol abuse, mental patient
Time: 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Sartre, Years of Passion (2006)
Genre: Biography
Country: Switzerland, France, Italy, Belgium
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Biographical film about French writer Jean-Paul Sartre, concentrating on his passionate affairs with women.
Plot: passion, love affair, writers
Time: 1960s, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Conquest (2011)
Genre: Biography
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A look at French president Nicolas Sarkozy's rise to power.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, sincere, captivating, serious ...
Plot: politics, parliament, political party, ambition, head of state, political intrigue, rise to the top, state affairs, media sensation, private vs public, leadership, social differences ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2004, year 2007
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Sagan (2008)
Genre: Biography
Country: France
Duration: 180 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, sexy ...
Plot: rise and fall, writer's life, couples, love affair, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, lifestyle, car accident, society, rivalry, friends, profanity ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Wolf from Royal Vineyard Street (2016)
Genre: Biography
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, France
Duration: 75 min.
Story: The film tells the life story of its director, Jan Nemec, one of the most known and important filmmakers of Czech New Wave.
Plot: autobiography, murder, filmmaking, emigration, wrapped in a towel, hypocrisy, egocentrism, czech abroad, narcissist, cabriolet, female objectification, passport ...
Time: 60s, 90s, 70s, 1960s, 1990s ...
Place: cannes
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Taylor Swift: American Beauty (2012)
Genre: Biography
Country: USA
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Biography - Taylor Alison Swift has evolved into one of the most popular names in modern music. Her strong voice and natural charm has made her the most successful country music artist in history. At the tender age of 21, she's already sold ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: musician, country, performer's life, ambition, musician's life, artists and showbiz, strong female presence, singer, country singer, pop singer
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Not All Were Murderers (2006)
Genre: Biography
Country: Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Based on the childhood memories of actor Michael Degen, the movie deals with the everyday struggle to survive as a Jewish boy in Nazi Germany. As his father had died in 1940 after being released from the Sachsenhausen concentration camp, Michael and ...
Style: suspenseful, touching, serious, sincere
Plot: lie, deportation, survival, false identity, life is a bitch, little boy, political unrest, concentration camp, death of father, bombing, world war two, clandestine ...
Place: berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Felix Manalo (2015)
Genre: Biography
Country: Philippines
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Felix Yzagun Manalo is a sprawling historical epic that traces the origin of Iglesia Ni Cristo (The Church of Christ) which is established in the Philippines from its humble beginnings in 1914 through the present day.
Plot: religious, religious leader, world war two
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%