Movies like Katie: Portrait of A Centerfold

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Katie: Portrait of A Centerfold (1978)
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Katie: Portrait of A Centerfold (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A naive Texas beauty queen, seeking Hollywood stardom, quickly learns the realities of the business after attending an unethical modeling school.
Plot: model, teenage girl, hollywood, beauty pageant, travel, small town, ethics, taunting, naivete
Time: 70s

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Most similar movies to Katie: Portrait of A Centerfold

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, cult film and contemplative films with plots about small town, teenage girl, teenager, friendship, coming of age, couples and hollywood mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Katie: Portrait of A Centerfold: Separate Tables (1983), Hard Country (1981), The Poker House (2008), Scandal in a Small Town (1988), Watercolor Postcards (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Separate Tables (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two one-act plays explore love and loneliness. In "Table by the Window" an aging fashion model contrives a reunion with her ex-husband, a politician ruined by scandal, and their passion is rekindled. In "Table Number Seven" a ...
Plot: false identity, hotel, love interest, alcoholic, ex husband ex wife relationship, model, small town, secret, writers
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95%
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Hard Country (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Ambitious young Jodie wants more out of life than the small Texas country town she lives in has to offer. Jodie realizes that in order to pursue her dreams she will have to leave Texas and move to the big city. However, her shiftless factory worker ...
Plot: small town, factory, pickup truck, dancing, truck, couples, coming of age, bar, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dog, trailer, prank ...
Place: texas
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The Poker House (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Agnes and her two sisters struggle through a day in a home overrun by gamblers, thieves, and johns.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, rough, bleak
Plot: pimp, coming of age, drug abuse, family in crisis, family relations, prostitute, small town, teenage life, down on your luck, lifestyle, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 70s
Place: iowa, usa
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75%
Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The story of Ace Eli Walford, a 1920s stunt flyer who barnstorms around the country, taking his eleven-year-old son Rodger with him as he goes from town to town. The place is rural Kansas, and the time is midsummer in the early nineteen-twenties, ...
Plot: pilot, parent child relationship, trick, airplane, father son relationship, world war one veteran, travel, small town, beer
Time: 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Scandal in a Small Town (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Leda Beth Vincent lives in the small town of Shiloh and works as a cocktail waitress there. She is not too well thought of as she is nothing of a blushing virgin. But she is far from a whore and brings up her daughter Julie, a high school student, ...
Plot: small town, single mother, teacher, courtroom, mother daughter relationship, reputation, court, classroom, lawsuit, history teacher, racism, school teacher ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Watercolor Postcards (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A Hollywood actress and a former NFL star strive to save a troubled Texas town while bonding over their shared love of a very special 10-year-old girl who has found herself alone in the world for the very first time.
Plot: teenage rebellion, small town, horse, country singer, sister sister relationship, hollywood star, troubled past
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Foxes (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A group of friends come of age in the asphalt desert of the San Fernando Valley, as set to a blazing soundtrack and endless drinking, drugs and sex.
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, rough, reflective ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenager, alcohol abuse, hollywood, drug abuse, addiction, youth, graphic violence, self discovery, parents and children, teenage life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new jersey
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72%
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Carny (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Tired of being a small-town waitress, Donna departs with the latest carnival show, living with entertainers Frankie and Patch in a tense, emotional triangle.
Style: realistic, semi serious, disturbing, gloomy, road movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: carnival, small town, youth, love and romance, parents and children, love triangle, siblings relations, cons and scams, teenage life, small town life, romance, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new jersey, california, canada, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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The Hard Road (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A cautionary tale. At 17, Sherman Oaks high schooler Pam Banner has a baby out of wedlock. The baby is adopted, but Pam's too embarrassed to go back to school, so her dad gets her a job as the receptionist for a talent agent. A rock star takes ...
Style: cult film, psychotronic, tragic ending, psychedelic
Plot: band, adoption, abusive relationship, musician, secretary, heroin, lsd, van, teenager, new job, ambulance, hallucination ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Until the Night (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Filmmaker Gregory Hatanaka fashions a stunning film about love and excess. Robert (Norman Reedus) is a writer who hasn't done much writing lately; instead, he's busy pushing the envelope with his toxic mix of boredom, drugs and a dalliance ...
Plot: model, adultery, obsession, confusion, lover, lovers, writers, female nudity, sex
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61%
Lightning Bug (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In this drama thriller set in the South, a young boy named Green (Bret Harrison) longs to escape his unhappy life but feels trapped in his hometown. A gifted special-effects makeup artist, Green has big dreams of working in Hollywood. But the ...
Style: psychological, tense, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: family problems, social relations, alcohol abuse, dysfunctional family, small town life, hollywood, life is a bitch, youth, small town, abuse, religion, makeup artist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 15 year old Dawn runs away from what she feels is an intolerable home life. In the big city, she ends up turning to prostitution when she is unable to get a job due to her age.
Style: controversial, cult film
Audience: teens
Plot: sex with a minor, hustler, pimp, alcoholic mother, runaway child, teenage prostitute, street life, father daughter relationship, friendship, leaving home, teenager, outcast ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder? (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Marjoe Gortner plays a drug dealer whose car breaks down in a small U.S. town. In turn, the town's people become victim to his unique brand of physical and mental torture.
Plot: torture, small town, held captive, sociopath, husband wife relationship, car breakdown, male underwear, teenage girl, teenage boy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, terrorism, vietnam war veteran ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The lives of three 12-year-old buddies -- sharing a carefree existence in the summer of 1970 -- suddenly change when one of them, Dustin, makes an unexpected friend after cutting the lawn of 75-year-old Jonathan Sperry. As Jonathan shares lessons in ...
Style: sincere, serious, thought provoking, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, friendship, small town, friends, golden years, elderly, buddies, prayer, funeral, boy, friendship between boys, youth ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Cockfighter (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Warren Oates plays a world-weary gambler trying to make big money cockfighting. Always on the road, he works inside and outside the rules to try to work up to the biggest fight of the year.
Style: offbeat, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, comeback, small town, friendship, hopes, ambition, redemption, athlete and trainer, small town life, obsession, contests and competitions, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, georgia
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52%
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Maryjane (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A teacher trying to break up a local drug ring is framed and arrested for possession of marijuana.
Style: serious, realistic, psychotronic
Plot: high school, friendship, school, frame up, drug dealing, dedicated educator, life is a bitch, partners, society, crimes, youth, rebellion ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: motel, isolation, human nature, bar, out of the way, couples, family relations, siblings relations, couple relations, dangerous attraction, love triangle, introspection ...
Time: 80s
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Americana (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a small town in rural Kansas, a troubled veteran attempts to restore an old merry-go-round ride.
Plot: loner, war veteran, countryside, vietnam war veteran, conflict, small town, merry go round, vietnam veteran, americana
Time: 70s
Place: kansas
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Black Starlet (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Girl leaves Gary, Indiana, to become a star in Hollywood.
Plot: hollywood, betrayal, poverty, drugs, star, fortune, price of fame, rags to riches, starlet, casting couch, movie actress, stripper ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Little Ladies of the Night (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The sister of ex-pimp and current Los Angeles Police detective Lyle York was murdered working the streets a few years ago. Since his reform, he has teamed with Officer Russ Garfield to clear the streets of under-age girls working in prostitution. ...
Style: cult film
Plot: prostitution, mother daughter relationship, police, teenager, friendship, street life, teenage girl, money, unhappiness, innocence, social problem, innocent ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Harlow (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Loosely based biography of 1930s star Jean Harlow as she begins her climb to stardom. One of two "Harlow" film biographies that appeared in 1965, this one stars Carol Lynley in the title role that begins as Jean Harlow, a bit player in ...
Plot: hollywood, movie star, infidelity, friendship between women, music box, suicide, family relations, female friendship, impotence, wedding, actress, stepfather stepdaughter relationship ...
Time: 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.3
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Gilded Youth (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The story of two girls from a French suburb and their road trip adventures along the way.
Style: road movie
Plot: parisian suburb, friendship, teenage girl, travel, vacation, friend, virginity, countryside, virgin, male female relationship
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Promised a Miracle (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: True story of a couple charged with manslaughter when their rejection of modern medicine in favor of religion to treat their diabetic child resulted in his death.
Plot: trial, preacher, death, insulin, small town, jail, court, son, diabetic, faith, prison, prayer ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: contemplative, talky, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, underdog, love and romance, couples, realism, gangsters, actor's life, love triangle, showbiz, fall in love ...
Time: 80s, 1950s, 50s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
An Enemy of the People (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A small forest town is trying to promote itself as a place for tourists to come enjoy the therapeutic hot springs and unspoiled nature. Dr. Stockmann, however, makes the inconvenient discovery that the nature around the village is not so unspoiled. ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic
Plot: small town, contamination, dishonesty, rivalry, hopes, social misfits, rebellion, society, fighting the system, small town life, village life, americana ...
Time: 70s
Place: norway
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44%
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Virgin (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When a teenager finds herself pregnant, with no memory of having had sex, she determines that she is carrying the child of God.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: pregnancy, coming of age, family relations, clergy, society, youth, sexual abuse, parents and children, small town, teenage life, teenage girl, virginity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Dreams I Never Had (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A teenage girl is held captive in the home of a wealthy family. She is befriended by the family's young gardener, himself an illegal from Mexico. Their friendship carries both of them through their hopeless, sequestered lives and ultimately ...
Plot: domestic violence, wealthy family, held captive, illegal alien, teenage girl, human trafficking, gardener
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41%
 5.7
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Pets (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Naive, but brash and sultry teenage runaway Bonnie finds herself lost and adrift in America. The lovely young lass runs afoul of a colorful array of evil oddballs who all treat her like an object: violent criminal Pat makes Bonnie help her kidnap ...
Plot: cell, bdsm, runaway, teenage girl, teenage runaway, nude model, female protagonist, lesbian interest, oppression, woman in bra, enslavement, sleaze ...
Time: 70s
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40%
Night of Evil (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young woman's rise to fame after she wins a beauty contest is cut short when she marries an ex-convict.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: reporter, beauty pageant, stripper, rape victim, bandleader, ransom, pawnshop, police car, party, strip club, boss, alcoholic drink ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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My Little Girl (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A young girl agrees to work in a center for girls who can't stay with their parents. She gets wrapped up in the plights of several of the girls, and tries to help them, but only gets herself into trouble with her parents and supervisor.
Plot: coming of age, female director, hiding place, skepticism, laundry, naivete, suicide attempt, 18 year old, homeless teenager, family relations, suburbs, teenage girl ...
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39%