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

Most similar movies to The Great Houdinis

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexy and talky films with plots about romance, couples, artists and showbiz, female nudity, love, couple relations 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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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: escape artist, illusion, magic, seance, medium
Time: 1920s, 1890s, 1910s, 1900s
⇓ 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: usa history, romance, kennedy family, assassination, dominatrix, u.s. president, price of fame, assassin, socialite, senator, tragedy, marriage ...
Time: 1950s, 1960s, 60s, 50s
⇓ 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: psychotronic, based on supposedly true story, cult film
Plot: backstage, death, price of fame, hollywood, flashback, euthanasia, star, showbiz
⇓ 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: brotherhood, viking, death, horse riding, magic, female nudity, slave, storm, female full frontal nudity, gift, revenge, murder ...
Time: 10th century
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: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: world war two, terminal illness, couples, romance, couple relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, hopes, unfulfillment, introspection, young lovers, tuberculosis ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 1940s, 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: accident, tv news, pregnant wife, tv camera, newscaster, miscarriage, tv broadcast, drug addiction, pregnancy, drug addict, drowning, pregnant ...
Time: 80s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.0
 4K
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, serious, realistic, political comedy, political ...
Plot: politics, stripper, opposites attract, forbidden love, governor, civil rights, media, romance, couples, injustice, campaign, society ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, latin america, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: uplifting, talky, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: countryside, small town, veterinarian, social differences, small town life, culture clash, society, love and romance, romance, world war two, bittersweet, wounded animal ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 1940s
Place: yorkshire, england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 7.4
 252
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, sexism, olympics, romance, cancer, track and field, female athlete, sport
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.3
 12K
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, realistic, serious, melancholic, sexual ...
Plot: strong sexual content, love triangle, romance, unfaithful wife, couple relations, love affair, writer's life, sexual relations, couples, womanizer, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1932
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, looking for sex, school, artists and showbiz, immigrants, womanizer, writer's life, social relations, strong sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief), husband wife relationship, american abroad ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 20s, 30s ...
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.4
 11K
Houdini (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 174 min.
TV show
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: exciting, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: seance, rise to the top, performer's life, ambition, undercover, couple relations, espionage, artists and showbiz, wizards and magicians, magic, husband wife relationship, stage magician ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1890s, 1910s
Place: washington d.c., budapest hungary, new york, usa, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.2
 972
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, free spirit, childhood memory, hippie
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: serious, realistic, captivating, uplifting, gloomy ...
Plot: hollywood, publicity, ambition, bittersweet, feminism, celebrity culture, rich and poor, power relations, love and romance, rise and fall, lifestyle, actor's life ...
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: serious, realistic, uplifting, talky, sincere ...
Plot: misfit, power relations, circus, disability, human host, physical appearance, human nature, doctors and patients, human spirit, against the odds, social misfits, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 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, thought provoking, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: president, fbi, watergate, social decay, megalomaniac, gays and lesbians, ambition, dishonesty, society, politics, head of state, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 50s, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california, washington d.c., 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: serious, realistic, stylized, slang, psychotronic
Plot: gambling, gangsters, casino, revolution, hollywood, musician's life, desire for fame, performer's life, crime, blind ambition, prostitute, rise and fall ...
Time: 1940s, 1920s, 1930s, 50s, 30s ...
Place: cuba, new york, 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, captivating, cynical ...
Plot: writers, filmmaking, alcohol, addiction, friendship, alcohol abuse, hotel, friends, couples, family problems, drugs/alcohol, strong female presence ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 50s, 20s ...
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, addiction, couple relations, tragic love, tragic hero, painting, romance, artists and showbiz, artist, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ 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: offbeat, stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, movie star, gay, rise and fall, actor's life, rising to stardom, human spirit, celebrity culture, showbiz, prison, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, year 1919, 1910s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new york, mexico
⇓ 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, lawsuit, civil rights, legal, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 70s, 50s, 80s
Place: kentucky, usa, cincinnati ohio, ohio, beverly hills ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 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, atmospheric ...
Plot: love affair, lifestyle, writer's life, romance, society, couple relations, love triangle, family problems, artists and showbiz, sexual relations, male female relationship, infidelity ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: italy, ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 6.4
 97
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, doctor patient relationship, superhero, meditation, prayer, car accident, buddhism, resurrection, redemption, teacher student relationship, legend, magician ...
⇓ 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, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: racism, gay, bittersweet, society, couples, fall in love, couple relations, love affair, infidelity, destructive relationship, life is a bitch, gender ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
Rita Hayworth: The Love Goddess (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The life and times of silverscreen goddess Rita Hayworth.
Plot: dance, star, showbiz, actress, dancing
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
 7.0
 99
Haywire (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: After fleeting marriages to Henry Fonda and William Wyler, Margaret Sullavan found contentment as the wife of producer Leland Hayward (Jason Robards) and as the mother of three. Or so it seemed, until the marriage crumbled, the children rebelled and ...
Plot: childhood, hollywood, actress, broadway, cruelty, producer, grownups, theater
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
Will: The Autobiography of G. Gordon Liddy (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the autobiography of G. Gordon Liddy who spent 54 months in prison following the Watergate scandal.
Plot: rat, politics, prison, dead rat, watergate, autobiography
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
 6.4
 102
Wesley (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The year is 1732. John Wesley, an irritatingly self-righteous instructor at Oxford is offered the chance to go to the new colony of Georgia, where he hopes to preach to the Indians. John struggles with his failure and fears and is finally ...
Plot: hymn, born again christian, missionary, christianity
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
 6.8
 139
Mae West (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Biography of the curvaceous and sharp-witted actress who scandalized Broadway and Hollywood in the 1920s-30s with her frank approach to sex.
Plot: feminist, showbiz, success, vaudeville, trial, filmmaking, training, actress, seduction, broadway, hollywood, star ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1900s
Place: california, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
 7.3
 50K
Beautiful Boy (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After he and his first wife separate, journalist David Sheff struggles to help their teenage son Nic, who goes from experimenting with drugs to becoming devastatingly addicted to methamphetamine.
Style: captivating, sentimental, rough, based on true events, non-linear
Plot: drug addiction, teenage boy, methamphetamine, drug rehabilitation, stepmother stepson relationship, missing son, father son relationship, pursuit, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, ex husband ex wife relationship, boy, drug rehab ...
Place: san francisco, los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%