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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: mexican, filmmaking, hollywood, actor's life, rise to the top, rising to stardom, showbiz, ambition, artists and showbiz, performer's life, dancing, boxing, loneliness, money, boxer, friendship, clown, photographer, actor, happiness, restaurant, betrayal, singing, jealousy, song ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s, 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, captivating and sentimental films with plots about artists and showbiz, showbiz, ambition, 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, movie star, dog, artists and showbiz, showbiz, lifestyle, flapper, marquee ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 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: serious, gloomy, sexual, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: womanizer, movie star, sexual abuse, actor's life, hollywood, forbidden love, love affair, artists and showbiz, love and romance, showbiz, teenage life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1958, year 1965, year 2010 ...
Place: los angeles, new york, usa, vancouver british columbia canada, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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: serious, stylized, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: filmmaking, artists and showbiz, movie business, hollywood, director, fall in love, love and romance, anal sex, gay sex, gay, first sexual experience, erection ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, year 1917, 1930s
Place: mexico, latin america, ussr, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 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, showbiz, filmmaking, couple relations, director, wife husband relationship, love and romance, artists and showbiz, talented, censorship, dreams, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, year 1959, 1950s ...
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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: sentimental, serious, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: racism, showbiz, overdose, actor's life, hollywood, music, performer's life, jazz, desire for fame, rise and fall, discrimination, rising to stardom ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: love triangle, orphan, actor's life, rich and poor, romance, war, celebrity culture, cinderella story, filmmaking, dull life, artists and showbiz, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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, clever, realistic, sentimental
Plot: hollywood, actor, filmmaking, actor's life, tragic hero, dying young, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, teen angst, ambition, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: usa, malibu california, indiana, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 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: sexual, serious, realistic
Plot: rise and fall, actor's life, showbiz, filmmaking, hollywood, unlikely couple, spectacle, rising to stardom, looking for love, celebrity culture, relationship vs career, voyeurism ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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: serious, offbeat, realistic, stylized
Plot: hollywood, movie star, filmmaking, romance, athlete's life, rise and fall, lover, historical figure, fame, rising to stardom, prison, human spirit ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, year 1919, 1910s
Place: california, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, stylized
Plot: filmmaking, artists and showbiz, athlete's life, gangsters, showbiz, ambition, couples, boxing, film within a film, film set, film reel, death of son ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, cuba, latin america, spain, havana cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: serious, captivating, realistic, witty, biting ...
Plot: filmmaking, actor's life, crumbling marriage, family, conflict, cheating, movie business, spectacle, rise and fall, rising to stardom, couple relations, radio ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 1960s ...
Place: italy, switzerland, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: hollywood, actress, showbiz, nun, actor's life, rising to stardom, human spirit, filmmaking, ambition, artists and showbiz, performer's life, celebrity culture ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1940s ...
Place: europe, holland, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: serious, emotional, captivating, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: rise to the top, couple relations, destructive relationship, ambition, artists and showbiz, couples, obsession, fall in love, lifestyle, love and romance, visionary, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 30s, 1920s, year 1946 ...
Place: usa, new mexico, manhattan new york city, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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: captivating, serious, realistic, sentimental, stylized ...
Plot: actor's life, actress, singing, ambition, best friends, performer's life, desire for fame, rising to stardom, relationship vs career, showbiz, artists and showbiz, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: serious, gloomy, realistic, stylized, romantic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, romance, actor's life, obsession, rise and fall, rise to the top, couple relations, infidelity, love affair, social differences, celebrity culture ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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, semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: jewish, divorce, marriage, romance, oldies, performer's life, unsupportive spouse, comedian, rising to stardom, couple relations, relationship vs career, ambition ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s ...
Place: new york, usa, seaport, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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, stylized, realistic, sentimental, factual ...
Plot: airplane, ambition, flying, adventurer, follow your dream, rise to the top, self fulfillment, lifestyle, danger, escapades, female pilot, missing person ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1937, 1920s
Place: usa, wales, ireland, indiana, atlantic ocean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: serious, clever, realistic, stylized, cynical
Plot: hollywood, showbiz, filmmaking, friendship, blind ambition, rise and fall, romance, couple relations, ambition, artists and showbiz, couples, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: serious, emotional, touching, realistic, factual ...
Plot: hollywood, mental illness, rich and poor, mother daughter relationship, actor's life, female protagonist, showbiz, wrongful imprisonment, rise to the top, family relations, life is a bitch, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1950s ...
Place: california, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: autism, ambition, terminal illness, actor's life, writer's life, rise to the top, couple relations, cinderella story, artists and showbiz, aging, addiction, celebrity culture ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: manhattan new york city, connecticut, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: humorous, semi serious, sexual, realistic
Plot: actor's life, hollywood, buddies, nightclub, musician's life, desire for fame, rise and fall, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, ambition, couples, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1940s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.0
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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: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating
Plot: friendship, writer's life, artists and showbiz, friends, feminism, lesbian relationship, gender, society, lesbian, lesbian kiss, film within a film, farm ...
Time: 20th century, year 1964, 1960s, 1940s, 1950s ...
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.1
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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
Plot: magazine, actor's life, friendship, buddy, celebrity, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, showbiz, friends, actor, photographer, smoking after sex ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 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, touching, emotional, factual ...
Plot: rising to stardom, actor's life, actor, exile, silent film, childhood, hollywood, politics, artists and showbiz, ambition, lifestyle, dual role ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1910s, 1800s, 1930s ...
Place: london, switzerland, england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: politics, hollywood, communist, mccarthyism, opposites attract, romance, radical, unlikely couple, young lovers, crumbling marriage, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 1950s, 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 40s ...
Place: new york, usa, california, manhattan new york city, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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, offbeat, humorous, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: actor, transvestism, friendship, showbiz, taxi, celebrity, theremin, morphine, handgun, drug addict, filmmaking, hollywood ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, feel good, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: vietnam war, music band, girl group, mother child separation, native, musician's life, rising to stardom, siblings relations, ambition, artists and showbiz, performer's life, desire for fame ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1950s, year 1968 ...
Place: australia, vietnam, asia, melbourne australia, southeast asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: semi serious, offbeat, dark humor, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: on the road, road trip, coming of age, jazz, obsessive quest, starting over, movie business, parents and children, teenage life, hopes, youth, family relations ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: usa, california, chicago illinois, phoenix arizona, albuquerque new mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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
Plot: movie star, filmmaking, showgirl, actor's life, celebrity, historical figure, artists and showbiz, showbiz, ambition, cultural icon, crumbling relationship, nervous breakdown ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: england, europe, california, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.1
 598
Halim (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Egypt
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A biopic of Egyptian singer Abdel-Halim Hafez.
Style: emotional, serious, sentimental, realistic, captivating
Plot: world, musician's life, rising to stardom, music, artists and showbiz, orphan, rise to the top, unfulfilled love, showbiz, terminal illness, ambition, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: africa, egypt, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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