Movies like September 30, 1955

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September 30, 1955 (1977)
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September 30, 1955 (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Rebel. Icon. Legend. James Dean’s untimely death on September 30, 1955, shocked the world and helped define an entire generation. This gripping drama chronicles the reactions of an Arkansas college town to the tragedy and focuses on Jimmy J., a young man who idolized the rising star. Racked with grief, Jimmy holds a vigil that quickly devolves into a drunken spectacle with its own catastrophic consequences. Dennis Quaid also stars in "September 30, 1955": a day that forever changed the lives of many.
Plot: actor, suburbs, movie star, death, autumn, fandom
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1955
Place: arkansas

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and touching films with plots about actor, friendship, family relations, youth, society, coming of age and bittersweet mostly in Drama and Family genres. Some movies like September 30, 1955: Our Time (1974), Scandal Sheet (1985), A Painted House (2003), Scattered Dreams (1993), The Scarlett O'Hara War (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: A group of high school friends starts a rock band during the 1950's.
Plot: suburbs, rock band, rock star, rock and roll, elvis presley, elvis, band, guitarist
Time: 1950s, 50s
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Our Time (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Drama about students at a girls' school, their boyfriends, and an unexpected pregnancy.
Plot: christmas party, unrequited love, dance, young love, school nurse, teenage pregnancy, friendship between girls, death of friend, abortion, pregnant teenager, nostalgia, dancing ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1955
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Scandal Sheet (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The publisher of a celebrity gossip tabloid sets out to destroy an aging actor, whose career is foundering and who is also facing a battle with alcoholism.
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Free-thinking student tries to put up with life at a straight-laced college in 1958.
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Time: 50s, 1950s
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A Painted House (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young boy, his family, and the migrant workers they hire to work their cotton farm struggle against difficult odds to raise and sell the crop. Meanwhile, the boy dreams of living in better conditions. However, with this particularly tough farming ...
Style: uplifting, serious, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: lifestyle, family relations, youth, self discovery, hopes, farm, poverty, countryside, coming of age, small town, small town life, social relations ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Scattered Dreams (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: It is about a loving couple which trying to make a living in 1951 Florida. When they are arrested, for a crime they didn't commit. The pair are given long jail terms and ripped from their children, so they begin a stunning fight for justice ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Scarlett O'Hara War (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This is the story of how one of the famous movie roles was cast. The role of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind.
Plot: backstage, historical event, film set, actor, party, film industry, actress, film producer, director, hollywood, casting, movie star ...
Time: 1930s
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Actor Martinez (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Dreaming of fame and fortune, a local Denver performer hires two indie filmmakers to come to town and make a film with him as the star.
Plot: actor
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
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Style: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious, suspense
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Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A backwoods, illiterate young woman from Arkansas battles to regain custody of her son from her estranged husband who feels she is an unfit mother. In the process, she falls in love with a struggling musician who helps her cause.
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: semi serious, realistic, exciting, humorous
Audience: teens, boys' night
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Our Winning Season (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: captivating, entertaining
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: UK, Spain, Germany, France
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Style: thought provoking, tense, sincere, captivating
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Country: USA
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Country: USA
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