Movies like Cantinflas

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Cantinflas (2014)
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Cantinflas (2014)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mike Todd is a Broadway producer struggling to produce the film. Around the World in 80 Days. In Mexico, Mario Moreno, a young entertainer is struggling to get some respect, and he manages to become a star. A twist of faith makes them partners. Together they won the Oscar for Best Picture.
Style: sentimental, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: filmmaking, mexican, performer's life, hollywood, ambition, artists and showbiz, rise to the top, actor's life, showbiz, rising to stardom, dancing, boxing, loneliness, money, boxer, friendship, clown, photographer, actor, happiness, restaurant, betrayal, singing, jealousy, song ...
Time: 30s, 50s, 40s, 20th century, year 1941, year 1940, year 1966 ...
Place: usa, mexico, mexico city

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sentimental and stylized films with plots about artists and showbiz, ambition, showbiz, drinking, lifestyle, filmmaking and hollywood mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like Cantinflas: The Artist (2011), The Last of Robin Hood (2013), Eisenstein in Guanajuato (2015), Hitchcock (2012), Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Artist (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Hollywood, 1927: As silent movie star George Valentin wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion, he sparks with Peppy Miller, a young dancer set for a big break.
Style: sentimental, light, colourful, touching, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: actor, hollywood, ambition, actor's life, love and romance, silent film, dog, movie star, actress, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, showbiz ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s, 1950s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Last of Robin Hood (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Errol Flynn, the swashbuckling Hollywood star and notorious ladies man, flouted convention all his life, but never more brazenly than in his last years when, swimming in vodka and unwilling to face his mortality, he undertook a liaison with an ...
Style: disturbing, sexual, touching, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: womanizer, movie star, sexual abuse, generosity, actor's life, showbiz, teenage life, love affair, artists and showbiz, love and romance, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1960, year 1965, year 2010 ...
Place: los angeles, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Eisenstein in Guanajuato (2015)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, Finland, Mexico, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In 1931, following the success of the film Battleship Potemkin, Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein travels to the city of Guanajuato, Mexico, to shoot a new film. Freshly rejected by Hollywood, Eisenstein soon falls under Mexico’s spell. ...
Style: realistic, stylized, atmospheric, serious
Plot: filmmaking, love and romance, artists and showbiz, fall in love, movie business, hollywood, director, street life, shooting, tour guide, bare feet, diarrhea ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, year 1917, 1930s
Place: mexico, latin america, ussr, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 6.8
 68K
Hitchcock (2012)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Hitchcock follows the relationship between director Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma Reville during the making of his most famous film "Psycho" - and the trials and tribulations the director faced from Hollywood censors.
Style: serious, suspense, captivating, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, filmmaking, showbiz, director, talented, love and romance, couple relations, wife husband relationship, dreams, artists and showbiz, censorship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, year 1944, year 1959 ...
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An acclaimed stage performer, Dorothy still struggled with the challenge of her color, in a time that wouldn't let some stars in by the front door. Yet against the odds she beat out many more famous rivals for the role of "Carmen ...
Style: realistic, captivating, thought provoking, sincere, serious ...
Plot: racism, showbiz, overdose, love affair, hollywood, discrimination, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, love and romance, destructive relationship, music, rising to stardom ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 60s, 50s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
These Foolish Things (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: As war looms on the horizon, a hopeful ingenue (Zoe Tapper) finds herself caught between the warring affections of a playwright (David Leon) and a director (Andrew Lincoln) in 1930s London. Director Julia Taylor-Stanley's heartwarming ensemble ...
Style: emotional, serious, captivating, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: love triangle, orphan, rich and poor, rise to the top, hopes, fall in love, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, celebrity culture, homecoming, filmmaking, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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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: realistic, serious, stylized, offbeat
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, movie star, celebrity culture, athlete's life, rising to stardom, romance, rise and fall, showbiz, actor's life, prison, ambition ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 1910s, year 1919
Place: california, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 5.7
 636
Harlow (1965)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Hollywood drama loosely based on the life of film actress Jean Harlow, with Carroll Baker in the title role. One of two feature film biographies, both released in 1965 and both with the same title, about the '30s platinum blonde movie star.
Style: realistic, serious, sexual
Plot: rise and fall, filmmaking, actor's life, showbiz, rise to the top, relationship vs career, unfulfillment, unlikely couple, rising to stardom, voyeurism, ambition, lifestyle ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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The Fantastic World of Juan Orol (2012)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mexico’s half-forgotten B-movie master, “involuntary surrealist” Juan Orol (1897–1988), receives a pitch-perfect tribute in this deft, irresistible love letter to a self-made man of showbiz whose career spanned half a century and nearly 60 ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: filmmaking, couples, showbiz, ambition, gangsters, athlete's life, artists and showbiz, bullfighting, death by poison, filmmaker, machine gun, surrealism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, spain, latin america, cuba, mexico city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 7.4
 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: serious, clever, realistic, sentimental
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, actor, teenage life, addiction, unfulfillment, celebrity culture, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, life is a bitch, rise and fall ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: usa, malibu california, santa monica california, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The professional and personal life of actor and comedian Peter Sellers was a turbulent one. His early movie fame was based primarily on his comic characterizations, often of bumbling and foreign-accented persons, characters which he embodied. As his ...
Style: biting, realistic, serious, witty, captivating ...
Plot: filmmaking, radio, unfulfillment, figment, couples, ambition, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, couple relations, actor's life, understanding, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 50s, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: rome italy, switzerland, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Georgia O'Keeffe (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Biopic of American artist Georgia O'Keeffe and her husband, photographer Alfred Stieglitz.
Style: stylized, serious, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: couples, destructive relationship, fall in love, rise to the top, couple relations, love and romance, artists and showbiz, visionary, lifestyle, ambition, obsession, art critic ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1946 ...
Place: usa, new mexico, manhattan new york city, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Last Tycoon (1976)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: F.Scott Fitzgerald's novel is brought to life in this story of a movie producer slowly working himself to death.
Style: gloomy, stylized, serious, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, romance, obsession, unfulfillment, rise to the top, love and romance, couple relations, artists and showbiz, infidelity, ambition, politics ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.6
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Funny Girl (1968)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: The life of comedienne Fannie Brice, from her early days in the Jewish slums of the Lower East Side, to the height of her career with the Ziegfeld Follies, including her marriage to and eventual divorce from her first husband, Nick Arnstein.
Style: witty, touching, feel good, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: jewish, divorce, marriage, romance, oldies, family problems, couples, showbiz, lifestyle, ambition, performer's life, unsupportive spouse ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s ...
Place: new york, usa, seaport, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ 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, sentimental, feel good, touching, emotional ...
Plot: hollywood, nun, showbiz, ambition, performer's life, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, haunted by the past, actor's life, lifestyle ...
Time: 60s, 40s, 20th century, 50s, 1940s ...
Place: europe, new york, holland, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.6
 2K
Star! (1968)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 176 min.
Story: Gertrude Lawrence rises to stage stardom at the cost of happiness.
Style: serious, stylized, captivating, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: actor's life, ambition, singing, chorus girl, lifestyle, starlet, showbiz, couples, cinderella story, best friends, friends, celebrity culture ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1930s, 1910s
Place: usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.8
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Amelia (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A look at the life of legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart, who disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 in an attempt to make a flight around the world.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, stylized, factual ...
Plot: airplane, ambition, flying, adventurer, rise to the top, follow your dream, lifestyle, self fulfillment, danger, escapades, female pilot, missing person ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1920s, year 1937
Place: usa, honolulu hawaii, cleveland ohio, chicago illinois, atlantic ocean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Carpetbaggers (1964)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The Carpetbaggers is a 1964 American film starring George Peppard as a character based largely on Howard Hughes and Alan Ladd as a former western gunslinger turned actor with the pseudonym Nevada Smith, played the following year in a prequel ...
Style: cynical, realistic, serious, clever, stylized
Plot: filmmaking, hollywood, showbiz, friendship, megalomaniac, infidelity, alcohol abuse, lifestyle, rise and fall, family problems, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 30s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Violette (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Born out of wedlock early in the last century, Violette Leduc meets Simone de Beauvoir in postwar Saint-Germain-des-Près. An intense lifelong relationship develops between the two women authors, based on Violette's quest for freedom through ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: friendship, gender, feminism, society, writer's life, artists and showbiz, friends, lesbian relationship, moving van, hiking, farmhouse, motorcycle ...
Time: 20th century, year 1964, 1950s, 1960s, 1940s ...
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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The Sapphires (2012)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: It's 1968, and four young, talented Australian Aboriginal girls learn about love, friendship and war when they entertain the US troops in Vietnam as singing group The Sapphires.
Style: realistic, humorous, captivating, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: vietnam war, music band, native, girl group, mother child separation, showbiz, lifestyle, scout, ambition, agent, musician's life, backstage ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s, year 1958 ...
Place: australia, vietnam, asia, saigon, melbourne ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story (2014)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story delves into the experiences of six unknown young actors placed into the Hollywood spotlight, exposing the challenges of growing up under public scrutiny.
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious
Plot: artists and showbiz, teenage life, coming of age, media, tv show, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, showbiz, actor's life, hollywood, ambition, youth
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2010s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.4
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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: hollywood, mental illness, rich and poor, mother daughter relationship, showbiz, actor's life, female protagonist, rise to the top, life is a bitch, family relations, wrongful imprisonment, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 30s, 1930s, 1950s ...
Place: california, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.9
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Ed Wood (1994)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The mostly true story of the legendary "worst director of all time", who, with the help of his strange friends, filmed countless B-movies without ever becoming famous or successful.
Style: gothic, humorous, sentimental, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: actor, friendship, hollywood, misfit, showbiz, transvestism, actress, filmmaking, desire for fame, ambition, depression, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Isn't She Great (2000)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, Canada, Japan, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An unsuccessful over-the-top actress becomes a successful over-the-top authoress in this biography of Jacqueline Susann, the famed writer of "The Valley Of The Dolls" and other trashy novels. Facing a failing career, Susann meets a ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sincere, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: ambition, terminal illness, autism, celebrity culture, couple relations, media, addiction, cinderella story, actor's life, lifestyle, showbiz, aging ...
Time: 30s, 50s, 70s, 60s, 40s ...
Place: connecticut, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Inside Daisy Clover (1965)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A girl on the road to stardom fights the dehumanizing effects of Hollywood life.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: hollywood, coming of age, ambition, rising to stardom, showbiz, lifestyle, human nature, overnight success, artists and showbiz, family relations, youth, rise and fall ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Martin and Lewis (2002)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of the 10-year rocky relationship between Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sexual
Plot: rise and fall, showbiz, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, rise to the top, love and romance, desire for fame, celebrity culture, friends, womanizer, lifestyle, actor's life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 40s, 50s, 1940s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Way We Were (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two desperate people have a wonderful romance, but their political views and convictions drive them apart.
Style: serious, sentimental, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: politics, opposites attract, radical, hollywood, mccarthyism, communist, romance, family problems, couples, young lovers, crumbling marriage, love and romance ...
Time: 1950s, 1940s, 40s, 50s, 30s ...
Place: new york, usa, california, washington d.c., manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.6
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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: sentimental, serious, emotional, touching, factual ...
Plot: actor, rising to stardom, silent film, actor's life, exile, childhood, artists and showbiz, success, ambition, lifestyle, hollywood, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1940s, 1960s, 1930s ...
Place: london, switzerland, england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
My One and Only (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A mother takes her two sons on an unusual road trip from New York. Pittsburgh, St. Louis and eventually Hollywood in her quest to find a man to take care of them all.
Style: realistic, captivating, humorous, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: coming of age, road trip, family relations, parents and children, obsessive quest, teenage life, starting over, siblings relations, on the road, father son relationship, jazz, youth ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, chicago illinois, cross country, cleveland ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, semi serious, sexual, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, tragic love, filmmaking, love, scavenger hunt, actor, private detective, destiny, journalism, ambition, couples, love affair ...
Time: 1930s, 40s, 30s, 50s, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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