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.
Style: feminist film
Plot: hollywood, feminist, success, court, seduction, career, female impersonator, showbiz, actress, broadway, filmmaking, scandal, training, vaudeville, star, trial
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 1900s
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, captivating and sentimental films with plots about hollywood, actress, showbiz, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, actor's life and movie star mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like Mae West: W.C. Fields and Me (1976), The Audrey Hepburn Story (2000), Gable and Lombard (1976), The George Raft Story (1961), Haywire (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: hollywood, dancing, actress, showbiz, star
Time: 1940s
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95%
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: serious, realistic, parody, silent film
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, couples, ambition, artists and showbiz, actor's life, alcohol abuse, relationship vs career, father son reunion, movie star, wax museum, vaudeville ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: uplifting, serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: hollywood, actor's life, world war two, showbiz, celebrity culture, performer's life, rising to stardom, filmmaking, haunted by the past, human spirit, artists and showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1940s
Place: usa, new york, europe, holland, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: realistic, semi serious, sexual, stylized, sexy
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, actor's life, tragic love, love, quest, filmmaking, world war two, superstar, romance, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, ghost ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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: gangsters, hollywood, actor's life, casino, revolution, gambling, movie star, filmmaking, fashion, couples, blind ambition, musician's life ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 1930s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: new york, cuba, california, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: hollywood, movie star, older man younger woman relationship, controversy, filmmaking, unrequited love, fame, marriage, party, restaurant, womanizer, swashbuckler ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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: hollywood, actress, cruelty, childhood, broadway, producer, grownups, theater
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, cult film
Plot: hollywood, flashback, death, price of fame, showbiz, euthanasia, backstage, marilyn monroe, star
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: epic, realistic, stylized, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: mental illness, success, businessman, aviation, test pilot, pilot, obsessive compulsive disorder, billionaire, aviator, millionaire, filmmaking, corruption ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 1940s, 50s, 1910s ...
Place: los angeles, california, new york, connecticut, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: hollywood, rich, business tycoon, mogul, dancehall girl, influence, power, age difference, older man younger woman relationship, infidelity, newspaper publisher, mistress ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, psychic, love, wedding, historical figure, love and romance, artists and showbiz, rise to the top, actor's life, media, couples, cinderella story ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s
Place: philadelphia, europe, monaco
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, captivating, uplifting, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: hollywood, actor's life, publicity, movie business, publicity stunt, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, rise and fall, unfulfillment, love and romance, ambition, lifestyle ...
Time: 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: hollywood, movie star, makeover, dying young, self destructing, symbol, mental illness, photographer, party, mother daughter relationship, marriage, rehearsal ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: japan, new york, connecticut, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: hollywood, showbiz, comedy duo, comedy team, abbott and costello
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: serious, realistic, captivating, gloomy, emotional
Plot: hollywood, mental illness, mental institution, mental patient, politics, performer's life, life is a bitch, actor's life, writer's life, mentally unstable, misfit, prodigy ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: washington d.c., seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: hollywood, actress, gossip, gossip columnist, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, rivalry, restaurant, rags to riches, filmmaking, professional rivalry, radio announcer ...
Time: year 1937, year 1944, year 1942, 1920s, 1930s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Lucy & Desi: Before the Laughter (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lucy & Desi: Before the Laughter is described by CBS as "a dramatic love story" about the lives of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.
Plot: hollywood, husband wife relationship, marriage, marital problem, showbiz, womanizer, price of fame, actor's life, cuban, actor, bandleader, fame ...
Time: 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: atmospheric, stylized, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, couples, love and romance, actor's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, twists and turns, alcohol abuse, showbiz, doppelganger, drunkenness ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, pre world war two, year 1937
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: serious, realistic, sentimental, captivating, clever
Plot: hollywood, actor, father son relationship, actor's life, filmmaking, dying young, ambition, lifestyle, rise and fall, rising to stardom, prodigy, teenage life ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: usa, indiana, malibu california, santa monica california, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: hollywood, lifetime, actress, celebrity, filmmaking, domineering mother, marriage, husband wife relationship, divorce, courtroom, cruise ship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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
Audience: kids
Plot: hollywood, vaudeville, teenage girl, actor's life, domineering mother, sister, amphetamine, mother, loss of father, piano, actress, glory ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
An American in Hollywood (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A talented young filmmaker from New York sets off to Los Angeles in pursuit of the Hollywood dream, only to discover through his relationship with a beautiful feisty young actress, that Hollywood is not all that it seems.
Style: semi serious, realistic, sincere, captivating, humorous
Plot: filmmaking, ambition, fall in love, follow your dream, showbiz, buddies, hopes, love and romance, friends, hollywood, artists and showbiz
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, new york, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, life is a bitch, ambition, rising to stardom, media, desire for fame, love and romance, music, artists and showbiz, society, r&b, against the odds ...
Time: 50s
Place: new york, ohio, usa, boston, nashville tennessee ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Amazing Howard Hughes (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 215 min.
Story: The Amazing Howard Hughes is a 1977 television movie about American aviation pioneer and filmmaker Howard Hughes, based on the book by Hughes' business partner Noah Dietrich. The film starred Tommy Lee Jones, Ed Flanders, and Tovah Feldshuh.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental
Plot: aviation, hollywood, aviator, car chase, power relations, lifestyle, adventure, mentally unstable, adventurer, unfulfillment, prodigy, rise to the top ...
Time: 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, romantic, factual, melancholic, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: historical figure, love, hollywood, actress, actor's life, movie star, ambition, cultural icon, fame, women, depression, friendship ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1956
Place: england, london, california, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Death of a Centerfold: The Dorothy Stratten Story (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The life and death of the "Playboy" centerfold model/actress Dorothy Stratten.
Plot: serial killer, nude model, playboy, actress, domestic violence, marital rape, tragic event, cynicism, husband murders wife, career, obsession, murder ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Scarlett O'Hara War (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This is the story of how one of the famous movie roles was cast. The role of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind.
Plot: hollywood, backstage, historical event, party, filmmaking, film producer, director, casting, movie star, actor, actress, film industry ...
Time: 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, captivating, realistic, psychological, thought provoking
Plot: hollywood, actor's life, magazine, friendship, showbiz, actor, celebrity, buddy, celebrity culture, movie star, photographer, rising to stardom ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1955
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Harlow (1965)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
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, family relations, female friendship, actress, blonde, marriage, impotence, wedding, mentor, director, suicide ...
Time: 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.2
 8K
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: depressing, disturbing, emotional, compassionate, factual ...
Plot: mental illness, hollywood, rich and poor, actor's life, mother daughter relationship, insanity, women, family relations, showbiz, life is a bitch, rise to the top, mentally unstable woman ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 50s, 70s
Place: california, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%