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Sophia Loren: Her Own Story (1980)
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Sophia Loren: Her Own Story (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Dramatization of the life of Italian actress Sophia Loren who plays herself during adulthood and also that of her mother Romilda Villani.
Plot: world war two, poverty, father daughter relationship, starvation, miscarriage, actress, glory, mother daughter relationship, award, italian woman, extramarital affair, air raid, illegitimate daughter, dual role
Place: rome italy, italy

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and gloomy films with plots about actress, world war two, mother daughter relationship, life is a bitch, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship and ambition mostly in Drama, Biography and Crime genres. Some movies like Sophia Loren: Her Own Story: Rainbow (1978), The Audrey Hepburn Story (2000), The Secret Path (1999), Babs (2017), The Patricia Neal Story (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: usa president, cousin cousin relationship, marriage of convenience, homelessness, mother daughter conflict, slum, paraplegic, mother daughter relationship, anti semitism, polio, u.s. president, prohibition ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 1890s, 1940s
Place: usa, pearl harbor, washington d.c., california
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95%
The Execution of Private Slovik (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of Eddie Slovik, who was executed by the Army in 1945, the only American soldier to be executed for desertion since the Civil War.
Plot: firing squad, desertion, miscarriage, execution, world war two, court martial
Time: 1940s
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78%
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Rainbow (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The early life and struggles of Judy Garland (portrayed by Andrea McArdle), and of the film star's trials as a youngster in dealing with the Movie Studio system that held her back while her mother was forever pushing her to excel.
Style: reflective
Plot: actress, studio, teenage girl, star, loss of father, amphetamine, domineering mother, vaudeville, actor's life, glory, sister, piano ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The Audrey Hepburn Story (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The film spans from Hepburn's early childhood to the 1950s which details her life as a Dutch ballerina, coming to grips with her parents' divorce, and enduring life in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II. She then settles in ...
Style: serious, feel good, uplifting, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: hollywood, showbiz, world war two, actor's life, celebrity culture, performer's life, rising to stardom, haunted by the past, human spirit, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: usa, new york, holland, europe, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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The Secret Path (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A young girl stuck in a horrific cycle of familial violence finds the power to build her own future from the place she least suspected in an inspiring tale of friendship and devotion starring Ossie Davis and Della Reese, and directed by Bruce ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, touching, spiritual ...
Plot: family problems, solace, life is a bitch, single parent, domestic disturbance, unfulfillment, down on your luck, parents and children, family in crisis, black man, gospel, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1940s
Place: southern usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: actress, star, dance, showbiz, dancing
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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 ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, tense, touching, exciting
Plot: aspiring actress, actress, blonde, film within a film, actress playing herself, working class, little girl, father daughter relationship, older woman younger man relationship, father daughter estrangement, mother daughter relationship, world war two ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, marriage, actress, filmmaking, stroke, writers
Time: 60s, 1960s
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The Story of Piera (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This sometimes confusing erotic drama about the incestuous relationship of a mother and daughter is based on the autobiography of Italian theater actress Piera Degli Esposti though it focuses more on her mother Eugenia.
Style: grotesque
Plot: incest, lesbian lover, mother daughter relationship, beach, father daughter relationship, eroticism, lesbian relationship, sex, infidelity, mental institution, male homosexuality, doctor ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s, 1960s, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Love and Betrayal: The Mia Farrow Story (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: Actress Mia Farrow's personal life takes a turn for the worse when she engages in a long relationship with Woody Allen.
Plot: female director, cardinal the priest, catholic, nun, actress, female nudity, sex scene, priest
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Padre Pio: Miracle Man (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 200 min.
Story: The poor Italian peasant boy Francesco already has visions of Jesus and Mary as a child, but the Devil visits him too. He, Francesco, is quite certain that he will become a priest. After entering the Capuchin Order it becomes clear that Padre Pio ...
Plot: stigmata, miraculous event, catholic, saint, world war one, world war two
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Truman (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Biographical account of America's President for the latter part of WWII. Shows Truman's rise from small-town nobody to leader of the USA, his decision to use the Atomic Bomb against Japan, and subsequent election as the US' post-war ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, captivating, political drama
Plot: world war two, white house, soldier, politics, world war one, presidential election, unfulfillment, media, state affairs, rebellion, life is a bitch, ambition ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, japan, missouri, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Angela's Ashes (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Based on the best selling autobiography by Irish expat Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the poverty endemic in the slums of pre-war Limerick. The film ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, compassionate, sincere ...
Plot: poverty, life is a bitch, parents and children, ira, alcohol abuse, injustice, unemployment, human nature, society, family relations, irish, youth ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1940s, year 1935
Place: ireland, new york, brooklyn new york city, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 210 min.
Story: The story of the life of the actress Elizabeth Taylor.
Plot: mother daughter relationship, cruise ship, child star, husband wife relationship, backstage, film within a film, alcohol abuse, honeymoon, love, divorce, movie star, domineering mother ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1940s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Alex: The Life of a Child (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Based on true events, 'Alex: The Life of a Child' follows former 'Sports Illustrated' writer Frank Deford and his wife Carole when their happy, all-American family is rocked to the core when their baby daughter Alex is diagnosed ...
Plot: death of daughter, terminal illness, sibling relationship, family, parent child relationship, adoption, death, doctor, baby, little girl, nurse, italian opera ...
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46%
Mark Twain and Me (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Dorothy Quick, A young girl befriends the famous writer, Samuel "Mark Twain" Clemans during the final years of his life.
Plot: girl, aspiring writer, dress, old man, white suit, hat, 11 year old, father daughter relationship, writers, family relations, mark twain, white dress ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Execution of Julie Ann Mabry (2009)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When her mother is murdered by her father, Julie Ann Mabry is confronted by a life of hardship and poverty. Taken in by her Evangelical relatives, she begins to adopt new convictions in an effort to reconnect with her mother. Slowly, the threads of ...
Plot: doomed romance, death sentence, domestic violence, miscarriage, poverty, gun, teenage love, evangelical christianity, injustice, sexual abuse, prison, abandonment ...
Place: indiana, midwest
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44%
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: baseball player, telephone, swimming pool, bathtub, stadium, phone booth, husband wife relationship, acting class, sexuality, orphanage, fame, happy birthday to you ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1930s, 1960s, 1950s ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: The Last Days of Patton is a 1986 made-for-television film sequel to the 1970 film Patton, which portrays the last few months of the general's life. George C. Scott reprises the role of General George S. Patton, and Eva Marie Saint portrays ...
Style: serious, realistic
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Time: post world war two
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Wild Blood (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The story of two renowned actors of Fascist cinema, Luisa Ferida and Osvaldo Valenti, who were supporters of the Salò Republic. Accused of collaboration and torture, they were shot by the Partisans after the country was liberated.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: world war two, fascism, career change, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, wartime life, ambition, actor's life, rising to stardom, downfall, unfulfillment, on the run ...
Time: 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.7
 15K
Mommie Dearest (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In this biographical film, glamorous yet lonely star Joan Crawford takes in two orphans, and at first their unconventional family seems happy. But after Joan's attempts at romantic fulfillment go sour and she is fired from her contract with MGM ...
Style: disturbing, serious, tense, emotional, rough ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: usa, los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.0
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Act One (1963)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Story of the life of writer/playwright Moss Hart.
Style: sincere, sexual, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: ambition, lifestyle, writer's life, artists and showbiz, pipe smoking, coffee, writers, family relations, staircase, clapping, broadway, theatre director ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Norma Jean & Marilyn (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: This film follows Norma Jean from her simple, ambitious youth to her sex star pinnacle and back down. She moves from lover to lover in order to further her career. She finds fame but never happiness, only knowing seduction but not love.
Style: contemplative, gloomy, psychological, disturbing, touching ...
Plot: showbiz, actor's life, party, photo shoot, playboy, love and romance, rise and fall, infidelity, innocence lost, destructive relationship, couple relations, looking for love ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 50s, 40s, 1960s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Grace Kelly (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The fairy tale story of the actress who became a princess is told in this biography that traces her rise from Philadelphia socialite to Hollywood movie star.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, wedding, love and romance, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, actor's life, media, couples, social differences, cinderella story, relationship vs career, historical figure ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 50s
Place: europe, philadelphia, monaco
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An adaptation of Barbara Gordon's nonfiction account of her addiction to Valium.
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, sincere
Plot: drug abuse, down on your luck, addiction, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, rehabilitation, misfit, filmmaking, junkie, drug addict, drug addiction, valium
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Patton (1970)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: "Patton" tells the tale of General George S. Patton, famous tank commander of World War II. The film begins with patton's career in North Africa and progresses through the invasion of Germany and the fall of the Third Reich. Side ...
Style: epic, realistic, rough, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, general, military, military hospital, heroes, destiny, steel helmet, tank, dead soldier, military life, war, sacrifice ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1944 ...
Place: africa, europe, italy, normandy, malta ...
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35%
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: realistic, serious, uplifting, captivating, touching ...
Plot: publicity, hollywood, desire for fame, bittersweet, celebrity culture, rich and poor, feminism, power relations, artists and showbiz, love and romance, rise and fall, unfulfillment ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.2
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Gotti (1996)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: John Gotti, the head of a small New York mafia crew breaks a few of the old family rules. He rises to become the head of the Gambino family and the most well-known mafia boss in America. Life is good, but suspicion creeps in, and greed, ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough
Plot: crime boss, gangsters, blind ambition, ambition, legal, life is a bitch, law enforcement, deadly, rise and fall, testimony, city life, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.5
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The Duo (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A fictionalized account of the lives of 1980s Tamil Nadu political icons M. G. Ramachandran and M. Karunanidhi, continuing the tryst between Tamil cinema and Dravidian politics.
Plot: political protest, beating, wedding, grief, ambition, death of friend, man with glasses, poet, political leader, newspaper headline, speech, rise to power ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 70s, 1950s, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.7
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Back Street (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ambitious but thwarted, Rae Smith meets handsome Marine Paul Saxon, (of the Saxon department store chain), as he passes through Lincoln, Nebraska, on his way home from World War II. There's a definite spark between them but circumstances ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, emotional, touching
Plot: infidelity, love affair, tragic love, unfulfilled love, couple relations, couples, romance, dishonesty, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, love and romance, poster ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, usa, france, rome italy, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%