Movies like The Great Houdinis

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The Great Houdinis (1976)
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The Great Houdinis (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A biography of the renowned escape artist Harry Houdini, examining his fascination with the occult and his promise to his wife on her deathbed that he would speak from the beyond.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: magic, escape artist, romance, magic show, magician, illusionist, occult, drowning

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexy and stylized films with plots about romance, couples, love, female nudity, couple relations, artists and showbiz and love and romance mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like The Great Houdinis: Houdini (1998), Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (1981), Goodnight, Sweet Marilyn (1989), Outlaw: The Saga of Gisli (1981), Infinity (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 441
Houdini (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The life and times of escape artist/magician Harry Houdini.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: illusion, magic, medium, escape artist, seance
Time: 1910s, 1890s, 1900s, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Biography of the former first lady, focusing on her years as a photojournalist and leading up to her marriage to John F. Kennedy and their moving into the White House.
Plot: american history, assassination, kennedy family, romance, first lady, socialite, tragic event, dominatrix, price of fame, senator, assassin, tragedy ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Goodnight, Sweet Marilyn (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The supposed story of superstar Marilyn Monroe's death...as told by a "friend" of hers. Watch flashbacks from "Goodbye Norma Jean" as it leads up to the night when Marilyn Monroe died.
Style: cult film, based on supposedly true story, psychotronic
Plot: price of fame, showbiz, star, backstage, euthanasia, hollywood, death, flashback
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Outlaw: The Saga of Gisli (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Iceland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Based on the saga of Gísli Súrsson, one of the Icelandic Sagas.
Plot: manhunt, storm, viking, brotherhood, female full frontal nudity, female nudity, gift, threat, slave, magic, ice hockey, betrayal ...
Place: iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 6.2
 2K
Infinity (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Story of the early life of genius and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman.
Style: sincere, realistic, touching, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: world war two, terminal illness, couples, romance, couple relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, hopes, introspection, young lovers, tuberculosis ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 1920s, 40s ...
Place: new mexico, new york, usa, new orleans, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Almost Golden: The Jessica Savitch Story (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of one of America's first female reporters.
Plot: newscast, divorce, drugs, reporter, drug addict, accidental death, drug addiction, tv station, tv news, drowning, news anchor, fame ...
Time: 80s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.4
 11K
Houdini (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 174 min.
Story: Follow the man behind the magic as he finds fame, engages in espionage, battles spiritualists and encounters the greatest names of the era, from U.S. presidents to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Grigori Rasputin.
Style: atmospheric, exciting, suspenseful, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: seance, magic, rise to the top, undercover, ambition, performer's life, espionage, artists and showbiz, couple relations, wizards and magicians, stage magician, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1890s, 1910s
Place: usa, new york, budapest, new jersey, washington d.c. ...
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29%
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Blaze (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This movie tells the story of the latter years of Earl Long, a flamboyant governor of Louisiana. The aging Earl, an unapologetic habitue of strip joints, falls in love with young stripper Blaze Starr. When Earl and Blaze move in together, ...
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, political comedy, dramatic ...
Plot: politics, stripper, forbidden love, opposites attract, governor, state affairs, love affair, couple relations, love and romance, romance, destructive relationship, social differences ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, latin america, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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All Creatures Great and Small (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: James Herriot is a vet in Yorkshire, England, during the 1940's. He is assigned to the practice of Siegfried Farnon, who (together with his mischievous brother Tristan) already have a successful business. James undergoes a variety of adventures ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, talky, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: countryside, small town, veterinarian, love and romance, wounded animal, bittersweet, world war two, animal life, small town life, society, social differences, romance ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 1940s
Place: yorkshire, europe, england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.4
 251
Babe (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: This is the life story of Babe Didrikson Zaharias, one of the greatest athletes of the 20th century, from her early Texas tomboy days to her Gold Medal triumphs at the 1932 Olympics, her remarkable career as a champion golfer, her fulfilling ...
Plot: golf, disease, romance, olympics, sexism, track and field, female athlete, cancer, sport
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.3
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Henry & June (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 136 min.
Story: While traveling in Paris, author Henry Miller and his wife, June, meet Anais Nin, and sexual sparks fly as Nin starts an affair with the openly bisexual June. When June is forced to return to the U.S., she gives Nin her blessing to sleep with her ...
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, melancholic, sexual ...
Plot: strong sexual content, love triangle, romance, unfaithful wife, love affair, couple relations, writer's life, lifestyle, couples, womanizer, love and romance, sexual relations ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Tropic of Cancer (1970)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In contemporary Paris, expat American writer Henry Miller works his way through a series of amorous encounters while trying to find his literary voice.
Style: erotic, realistic, stylized, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: mental institution, school, looking for sex, immigrants, artists and showbiz, writer's life, womanizer, social relations, strong sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief), american abroad, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 60s, 20s, 30s ...
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.2
 950
A Safe Place (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young woman named Noah lives alone in New York. She is a disturbed flower child, who retreats into her past, yearning for lost innocence. She recalls her childhood, searching for a "safe place." As a child she met a magician in Central ...
Style: experimental
Plot: magic, childhood memory, hippie, free spirit
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: sentimental, gloomy, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: publicity, hollywood, ambition, bittersweet, actor's life, lifestyle, feminism, rise and fall, power relations, unfulfillment, rich and poor, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Elephant Man (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A taped version of the stage play about a hideously deformed 19th-century London man and how he managed to triumph over his disease.
Style: talky, uplifting, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Plot: misfit, power relations, against the odds, physical appearance, doctors and patients, human spirit, hopes, life is a bitch, social misfits, human host, disability, society ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, 1880s, victorian era, 1800s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The files that escaped the shredder have become an incredible motion picture. From the Kennedys to Martin Luther King. From cab drivers to Congressmen. From housewives to hostesses. He had something on 58 million people. It was all in his files. Now ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: watergate, fbi, president, government agency, social decay, dishonesty, law enforcement, megalomaniac, society, gays and lesbians, gangsters, head of state ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 50s, 1920s, 60s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., chicago illinois, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The George Raft Story (1961)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Ray Danton plays the title role in director Joseph M. Newman's 1961 film biography of the nightclub dancer-turned-movie star. The cast also includes Jayne Mansfield, Barrie Chase, Julie London, Neville Brand and Frank Gorshin.
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, psychotronic, slang
Plot: hollywood, gangsters, casino, revolution, gambling, artists and showbiz, blind ambition, musician's life, performer's life, celebrity culture, interracial relations, criminal heroes ...
Time: 1920s, 50s, 1930s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: new york, cuba, california, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Dorothy Parker remembers the heyday of the Algonquin Round Table, a circle of friends whose barbed wit, like hers, was fueled by alcohol and flirted with despair.
Style: witty, talky, clever, realistic, serious ...
Plot: writers, filmmaking, alcohol, addiction, friendship, alcohol abuse, hotel, tragic love, rise and fall, lifestyle, showbiz, human nature ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 50s, 30s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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 7.4
 11K
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: touching, realistic, serious, factual, melancholic ...
Plot: prodigy, painter, life is a bitch, painting, tragic love, tragic hero, addiction, couple relations, romance, artists and showbiz, uninhibited rivalry, artist ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.1
 2K
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: realistic, stylized, serious, offbeat
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, movie star, gay, human spirit, athlete's life, gays and lesbians, rise and fall, actor's life, showbiz, prison, ambition ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 1910s, year 1919
Place: california, usa, mexico, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.0
 2K
Nora (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK, Italy, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In 1904, in Dublin, James Joyce chats up Nora Barnacle, a hotel maid recently come from Galway. She enchants him with her frank, direct and uninhibited manner, and before long, he's convinced her to come with him to Trieste, where he has a job ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, sentimental, sexy ...
Plot: love affair, writer's life, lifestyle, society, family problems, couple relations, romance, love triangle, sexual relations, male female relationship, infidelity, novelist ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 20th century
Place: ireland, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Larry Flynt is the hedonistically obnoxious, but indomitable, publisher of Hustler magazine. The film recounts his struggle to make an honest living publishing his girlie magazine and how it changes into a battle to protect the freedom of speech for ...
Style: semi serious, captivating, witty, factual, controversial ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: pornography, porn magazine, courtroom drama, free love, millionaire, porn, against the rules, aids, legal, civil rights, lawsuit, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, 50s, 1950s
Place: kentucky, usa, los angeles, beverly hills, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 6.4
 95
Milarepa (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Leo, dopo un incidente stradale, è ricoverato in ambulatorio e racconta al professore Bennet, suo medico curante, la storia e le gesta del monaco tibetano Milarepa, con il quale si identifica. La leggenda è narrata in tre capitoli ben distinti: la ...
Style: philosophical
Plot: female director, teacher student relationship, resurrection, superhero, enlightenment, meditation, redemption, car accident, doctor patient relationship, flashback, prayer, legend ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
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Savage Nights (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Jean is young, gay, and promiscuous. Only after he meets one or two women, including Laura does he come to realize his bisexuality. Jean has to overcome a personal crisis and a tough choice between Laura and his male lover Samy.
Style: sexy, sexual, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: racism, gay, bittersweet, couple relations, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, love affair, destructive relationship, fall in love, infidelity, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
Seizure: The Story of Kathy Morris (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young music student has a seizure forcing her to undergo brain surgery. She comes out of the surgery unable to count or read and has difficulty adapting to life.
Plot: brain surgery, brain tumor, brain damage, medical, patient, latex gloves, courage, treatment, surgical mask, doctor, surgeon, surgery ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: The story of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt during their 12-year stay at the White House.
Plot: white house, poverty, historical event, cousin cousin relationship, unemployment, loneliness, banking, mother daughter estrangement, mother daughter relationship, mother in law daughter in law relationship, first lady, social issues ...
Time: 1890s, 1900s, 1940s
Place: california, usa, pearl harbor, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
The Patricia Neal Story (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The actress (Glenda Jackson) recovers from a 1966 stroke with help from friends and her husband, author Roald Dahl (Dirk Bogarde).
Plot: movie star, stroke, writers, marriage, actress, filmmaking
Time: 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
Marilyn: The Untold Story (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: The story of how Norma Jean, once an orphan in Hollywood California, becomes Marilyn Monroe, the movie star and celebrity.
Plot: rehearsal, marriage, party, husband wife relationship, bathtub, photographer, agent, telephone, miscarriage, orphanage, craziness, mental illness ...
Time: 50s, 1930s, 1960s, 1940s, 1950s ...
Place: japan, connecticut, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
Karla Faye Tucker: Forevermore (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Story: Faced with a sobering death sentence of execution by lethal injection, a convicted murderer and former prostitute embraces religion, marries a prison minister and focuses on making the most of her last days on Earth.
Plot: prisoner, faith, love, prison, murderer, christian, religion, christianity, letter, jail cell, video, preacher ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
Joseph Smith: Plates of Gold (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In 1827, Joseph Smith, Jr. was only 21 years old when he received a prophetic calling to translate ancient scriptures that would soon be published as The Book of Mormon. Less than three years later, he founded The Church of Jesus Christ of ...
Plot: mormon, religion, latter day saints
Time: 19th century, 1820s
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%