Movies like Mae West

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Mae West (1982)
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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, success, court, trial, seduction, career, star, hollywood, actress, filmmaking, female impersonator, broadway, scandal, vaudeville, training, showbiz
Time: 1900s, 1930s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: new york, california, manhattan new york city

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Most similar movies to Mae West

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexy and stylized films with plots about hollywood, showbiz, artists and showbiz, actress, filmmaking, ambition and actor's life mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like Mae West: W.C. Fields and Me (1976), The George Raft Story (1961), Gable and Lombard (1976), The Audrey Hepburn Story (2000), The Aviator (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
W.C. Fields and Me (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Film biography of actor-comedian W.C. Fields, concentrating on his years in Hollywood and his relationship with aspiring actress Caroltta Monti.
Style: realistic, serious, silent film, parody
Plot: filmmaking, hollywood, actor's life, artists and showbiz, ambition, alcohol abuse, relationship vs career, couples, sexual harassment, dressing room, movie star, wax museum ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, california, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: hollywood, gangsters, revolution, casino, gambling, musician's life, desire for fame, performer's life, crime, blind ambition, prostitute, rise and fall ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 50s, 1940s, 20th century ...
Place: cuba, new york, california, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Gable and Lombard (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A biography about the love affair between 1930s Hollywood superstars Clark Gable and Carole Lombard.
Style: stylized, sexual, sexy, realistic, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, tragic love, filmmaking, world war two, scavenger hunt, actor, love, quest, celebrity culture, love triangle, love affair, true love ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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 ⇓
78%
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The Aviator (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 170 min.
Story: A biopic depicting the life of filmmaker and aviation pioneer Howard Hughes from 1927 to 1947, during which time he became a successful film producer and an aviation magnate, while simultaneously growing more unstable due to severe ...
Style: captivating, realistic, stylized, serious, epic ...
Plot: pilot, businessman, success, mental illness, millionaire, aviation, legendary, aviator, rise and fall, billionaire, corruption, obsession ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 1910s, 30s, 20s ...
Place: los angeles, new york, usa, washington d.c., california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
My Wicked, Wicked Ways: The Legend of Errol Flynn (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: The life and wanton times of Errol Flynn
Plot: star, hollywood, filmmaking, unrequited love, scandal, swashbuckler, train, jealousy, restaurant, marriage, swimming pool, rape ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, psychotronic
Plot: hollywood, death, euthanasia, flashback, star, price of fame, showbiz, backstage, marilyn monroe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, cynical, captivating ...
Plot: filmmaking, alcohol, writers, addiction, friendship, hotel, drugs/alcohol, couples, family problems, friends, performer's life, bittersweet ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 50s, 1940s, 20th century ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Movie in collections
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 301
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 ⇓
61%
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 ⇓
61%
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 105
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: theater, grownups, hollywood, childhood, cruelty, broadway, actress, producer
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 ...
Place: japan, new york, big ben london, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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, realistic, serious
Plot: hollywood, gay, filmmaking, movie star, actor's life, rise and fall, gays and lesbians, showbiz, celebrity culture, human spirit, prison, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, year 1919, 1910s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new york, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
My Week with Marilyn (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sir Laurence Olivier is making a movie in London. Young Colin Clark, an eager film student, wants to be involved and he navigates himself a job on the set. When film star Marilyn Monroe arrives for the start of shooting, all of London is excited to ...
Style: sentimental, factual, melancholic, romantic, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: actress, ambition, fame, cultural icon, movie star, historical figure, impossible love, actor's life, nervous breakdown, showbiz, artists and showbiz, star ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1956
Place: england, europe, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 ⇓
52%
 7.3
 7K
Frances (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The true story of Frances Farmer's meteoric rise to fame in Hollywood and the tragic turn her life took when she was blacklisted.
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, factual ...
Plot: rich and poor, hollywood, mental illness, mother daughter relationship, family relations, actor's life, showbiz, female protagonist, life is a bitch, rise to the top, introspection, parents and children ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: california, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Stand-ins (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Six women who came to Hollywood with the dream of becoming famous find themselves working as stand-ins for the glamorous stars of the late 1930s. Gathering for a birthday celebration at their local watering hole, they introduce a new member to the ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, gloomy, atmospheric ...
Plot: bar, filmmaking, hollywood, alcohol abuse, showbiz, love and romance, actor's life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, couples, doppelganger, 30 year old ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1937, pre world war two
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.3
 5K
James Dean (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The man behind the legend and a knowing look at the 1950's Hollywood are revealed in this dynamic bioepic of the meteoric star whose troubled life echoed his gut-grabbing performances in East of Eden, Rebel Without A Cause and Giant.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, captivating, clever
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, actor, dying young, actor's life, teen angst, prodigy, ambition, rising to stardom, lifestyle, rise and fall, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: usa, malibu california, santa monica california, indiana, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Hearst and Davies Affair (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Dramatization of the scandalous, long-time love affair between the powerful but married publisher and the chorus girl he helped turn into a Ziegfeld star and 1930s film personality.
Style: nostalgic
Plot: newspaper publisher, power, extramarital affair, yacht, scandal, mogul, rich, business tycoon, film history, wealth, newspaper, age difference ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.4
 10K
Grey Gardens (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Based on the life stories of the eccentric aunt and first cousin of Jackie Onassis raised as Park Avenue d├ębutantes but who withdrew from New York society, taking shelter at their Long Island summer home, "Grey Gardens." As their wealth ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, depressing, compassionate ...
Plot: eccentric family, family relations, eviction, family life, parents and children, elderly, oldtimer, mother daughter relationship, filmmaking, cat, female protagonist, old woman ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s, 30s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Bud and Lou (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The professional and personal lives of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello are examined.
Plot: show business, showbiz, comedy duo, abbott and costello, comedy team, hollywood
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Life (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Canada, Australia, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1955, young photographer Dennis Stock develops a close bond with actor James Dean while shooting pictures of the rising Hollywood star.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, psychological
Plot: magazine, actor's life, friendship, showbiz, celebrity, celebrity culture, buddy, movie star, hollywood, actor, photographer, society ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1955
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Mr. Rock 'n' Roll: The Alan Freed Story (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This is the story of Alan Freed. He was working as a DJ in Cleveland, Ohio, and he discovered how amazing R&B or Rhytym & Blues is, however, the music is considered to be "BLACK" music. So, most radio stations won't ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: racism, artists and showbiz, ambition, rising to stardom, love and romance, music, desire for fame, society, media, life is a bitch, r&b, showbiz ...
Time: 50s
Place: new york, usa, ohio, manhattan new york city, cleveland ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
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 5K
Baadasssss! (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Director Mario Van Peebles chronicles the complicated production of his father Melvin's classic 1971 film, "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song." Playing his father in the film, Van Peebles offers an unapologetic account of ...
Style: thought provoking, contemplative, serious, realistic, sweet ...
Plot: racism, filmmaking, interracial relations, hollywood, showbiz, fighting the system, artists and showbiz, rejection, family relations, underdog, nudity (full frontal - brief), father son relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Malice in Wonderland (1985)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Struggling actress Hedda Hopper can't get a break in Hollywood, even though an acquaintence of hers is the extremely powerful gossip monger Louella Parsons - maker and breaker of careers (and lives) through her daily syndicated newspaper ...
Plot: female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, friend turned foe, filmmaking, hollywood, gossip, rags to riches, restaurant, rivalry, radio announcer, rise to power, film industry ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, year 1942, year 1937, 1920s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: thought provoking, captivating, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: fbi, watergate, megalomaniac, government agency, ambition, social decay, dishonesty, law enforcement, gangsters, crimes, gays and lesbians, society ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 50s, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., california, chicago illinois, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.5
 55K
Chaplin (1992)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, Italy, Japan, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: With the use of flashback, an elderly Charlie Chaplin discusses his autobiography with his editor, who urges him to be more vulnerable and emotionally honest with his memoirs while journeying through his poverty-stricken childhood, closest ...
Style: silent film, sentimental, serious, touching, emotional ...
Plot: rising to stardom, actor, actor's life, exile, hollywood, childhood, artists and showbiz, success, lifestyle, ambition, mccarthyism, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 90s, 70s, year 1972 ...
Place: london, england, california, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Will There Really Be a Morning? (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: This is the story of actress Frances Farmer, her struggles with mental illness and involuntary confinement in an insane asylum.
Style: emotional, gloomy, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: mental illness, prodigy, politics, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, actor's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, couples, addiction, alcohol abuse, showbiz ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s
Place: seattle, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Notorious Bettie Page (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Bettie Page grew up in a conservative religious family in Tennessee and became a photo model sensation in 1950s New York. Bettie's legendary pin-up photos made her the target of a Senate investigation into pornography, and transformed her into ...
Style: bleak, erotic, melancholic, factual, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: pornography, showbiz, rise and fall, nudity (full frontal - brief), ambition, individuality, journal, life is a bitch, sexuality, censorship, fetishism, photographer ...
Time: 50s, 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: usa, new york, tennessee, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, love and romance, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, hopes, introspection, young lovers, tuberculosis, love of one's life ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: new mexico, new york, usa, albuquerque new mexico, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%