Movies like Neal Cassady

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Neal Cassady (2007)
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Neal Cassady (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The story of what happened to Neal Cassady after Jack Kerouac's "On The Road" came out. Deals primarily with Neal's relationship to his fictional alter-ego, Dean Moriarty.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, realistic, semi serious, sexy, stylized, sexual
Plot: on the road, self discovery, life is a bitch, drug abuse, buddies, celebrity culture, fame, bus, road trip, friends, writer's life, artists and showbiz, writers, lsd, enlightenment, acid, book, gasoline
Time: 60s, 50s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, captivating, serious and atmospheric films with plots about artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, celebrity culture, lifestyle, friends, friendship and ambition mostly in Drama, Biography and Music genres. Some movies like Neal Cassady: Polanski Unauthorized (2009), Basquiat (1996), Me and Will (1999), Against the Current (2009), Bettie Page: Dark Angel (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Polanski Unauthorized (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An unauthorized chronicle of the life of Roman Polanski.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: ambition, prodigy, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, lifestyle, filmmaking, celebrity culture, unfulfillment
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: europe, usa
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95%
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Basquiat (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Director Julian Schnabel illustrates the portrait of his friend, the first African-American pop artist Jean-Michel Basquiat who unfortunately died at a young age and just as he was beginning to make a name for himself in the art world. Alongside the ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, captivating, realistic, factual ...
Plot: drug abuse, friendship, artist, art, self destructing, society, rising to stardom, rise and fall, overdose, celebrity culture, human spirit, self discovery ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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80%
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Me and Will (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Two women with a passion for motorcycles meet while going through rehab. When they discover they've both longed to ride Captain America's red, white, and blue chopper from Easy Rider, they escape the rehab clinic and hit the highway in ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sincere, humorous, touching ...
Plot: addiction, motorcycle, friends, on the road, alcohol abuse, self discovery, drug abuse, human nature, clinic, love and romance, buddies, rehabilitation ...
Time: 90s
Place: montana, los angeles
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68%
Against the Current (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Struggling with a tragic past, a man with an urgent calling enlists two friends to help him swim the length of the Hudson River.
Style: semi serious, captivating, talky, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: on the road, self discovery, love and romance, against the odds, fall in love, buddies, group of friends, old friend, husband wife relationship, friends, ambition, cemetery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Bettie Page: Dark Angel (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Bettie Page was America's number one pin-up girl in the 1950s and became a cult icon. This biopic tells the story of the last 3 years of her short-lived career, recreating the incriminating bondage films which gave her the nickname "Dark ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sexy, sexual
Plot: rise and fall, actor's life, desire for fame, fashion, lifestyle, life is a bitch, rising to stardom, workplace, against the rules, artists and showbiz, destructive relationship, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: florida, new york, tennessee
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Beat (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of writer William Seward Burroughs and his wife.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, writer's life, lifestyle, drug abuse, celebrity culture, addiction, adultery, murder, alcohol abuse, rebel, rebellion ...
Time: 1940s, 50s
Place: new york, mexico, usa, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Set Fire to the Stars (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An aspiring poet in 1950s New York has his ordered world shaken when he embarks on a week-long retreat to save his hell raising hero, Dylan Thomas.
Style: realistic, sentimental, atmospheric, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: life turned upside down, writer's life, artists and showbiz, poet, disorder, life philosophy, arts and culture, historical figure, lifestyle, historical character, literature, relationships
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: usa, new york
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54%
The Last Time I Committed Suicide (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Neal Cassady is living the beat life during the 1940s, working at The Tire Yard and and philandering around town. However, he has visions of a happy life with kids and a white picket fence. When his girlfried, Joan, tries to kill herself he gets ...
Style: talky, stylized, gloomy, clever, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, nightshift, on the road, suicide attempt, writer's life, suicide, friends, couples, world war two, artists and showbiz, buddies, lifestyle ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 60s, 50s, post world war two
Place: colorado, usa, denver colorado, new mexico, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Anna Nicole Smith Story (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Born Vickie Lynn Hogan, she had a son at 18, became a stripper at 20, and married a billionaire at 26. Sheer determination turned her into Anna Nicole Smith, playmate, model and a household name.
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: rising to stardom, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, physical appearance, hollywood, rags to riches, marriage, older man younger woman relationship, model, drugs, celebrity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Tropic of Cancer (1970)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In contemporary Paris, expat American writer Henry Miller works his way through a series of amorous encounters while trying to find his literary voice.
Style: erotic, realistic, stylized, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: mental institution, school, looking for sex, social relations, strong sexual content, immigrants, writer's life, artists and showbiz, womanizer, nudity (full frontal - brief), husband wife relationship, american abroad ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 60s, 1920s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Martin and Lewis (2002)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The story of the 10-year rocky relationship between Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sexy, sexual
Plot: rise and fall, desire for fame, actor's life, rising to stardom, ambition, friendship, rise to the top, celebrity culture, buddies, breakup, lifestyle, showbiz ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 60s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Billy: The Early Years (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Most of us know Billy Graham as the self-assured and charismatic preacher who became one of the most important figures of 20th Century Christianity. Now, with the release of Billy: The Early Years, we meet Billy as the earnest and promising young ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: self discovery, life is a bitch, hopes, lifestyle, society, redemption, idealism, clergy, miraculous event, christianity, faith, doubt ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: north carolina
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47%
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Foreverland (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A sufferer of cystic fibrosis travels to a legendary shrine that reputedly has the power to heal his condition.
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: healing power, miraculous event, self discovery, hopes, on the road, last wish, terminal illness, bittersweet, life is a bitch, road trip, church, shrine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, canada, latin america, vancouver, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Vysotsky: Thank God I'm Alive (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Russian poet, singer and actor Vladimir Vysotsky was an idol of the 1970s and '80s. In 1980, at the age of 42, he passed away during the Moscow Olympic Games. This is the story of his last great love as handed down to his son from a family ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, dramatic, suspenseful ...
Plot: musician's life, artists and showbiz, society, addiction, life is a bitch, drug abuse, near death experience, kgb, wiretap, drug addiction, actor, songwriter ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1979, 80s
Place: russia, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Brittany Murphy Story (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A look at Brittany Murphy's rise to Hollywood fame in the 1990s, her struggles with celebrity and self-esteem, and her mysterious death in 2009 at the age of 32.
Style: sentimental, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: desire for fame, actor's life, rising to stardom, rise and fall, ambition, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, parents and children
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, realistic, serious ...
Plot: filmmaking, writers, addiction, friendship, hotel, performer's life, couples, friends, family problems, drug abuse, destructive relationship, tragic love ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 50s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Sweet Dreams (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Lange stunningly portrays Patsy Cline, the velvet-voiced country singer who died in a tragic plane crash.
Style: realistic, factual, atmospheric, captivating, touching ...
Plot: fame, air disaster, musician's life, ambition, historical figure, love and romance, family problems, showbiz, country music, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, tragic hero ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, year 1956, year 1958 ...
Place: west virginia, virginia, nashville tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
King of Salsa (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The rise and fall of salsa singer, Héctor Lavoe (1946-1993), as told from the perspective of his wife Puchi, who looks back from 2002.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, disturbing, sentimental
Plot: dancing, showbiz, ambition, musician's life, artists and showbiz, music, lifestyle, romance, drug abuse, rise and fall, life is a bitch, salsa ...
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: new york, usa, puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Fix (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: FIX takes you from Beverly Hills to Watts, and places in between, in one day, as documentary filmmakers Bella and Milo race to get Milo's brother Leo from jail to rehab before 8pm, or Leo goes to prison for three years.
Style: uplifting, captivating, semi serious, witty, exciting ...
Plot: filmmaking, obsessive quest, on the road, family relations, race against time, life is a bitch, escapades, drug abuse, drug rehab, drug dealing, crimes, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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42%
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Pandemonium (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Set in England during the early 19th century, Pandaemonium evokes late-1960s America in its depiction of the relationship between Samuel Taylor Coleridge (Linus Roach) and William Wordsworth (John Hannah). Instead of going to Vietnam, Wordsworth ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: friendship, betrayal, politics, addiction, drug abuse, prodigy, tragic hero, rise and fall, lifestyle, writer's life, tragic love, life is a bitch ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s
Place: france, england, europe
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41%
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Hendrix (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Biography of rock star Jimi Hendrix chronicles his early career, including a stint with Little Richard who fired him for getting too flamboyant, to his tragic failure.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: musician's life, rising to stardom, ambition, prodigy, music band, tragic hero, drug abuse, rise and fall, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, overdose, hotshot hero ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
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40%
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Best (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The life story of former Manchester United football legend, George Best.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, emotional
Plot: athlete's life, rising to stardom, ambition, sport team, sport, life is a bitch, rivalry, celebrity culture, professional sports, football player, unfulfillment, playing football ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, manchester, northern england
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38%
Redemption Road (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Tennessee-set drama focused on an individual's spiritual redemption.
Style: semi serious, atmospheric, captivating, psychological, talky ...
Plot: friends, on the road, self discovery, music, musician's life, friendship, blues, haunted by the past, americana, alcohol abuse, journey, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tennessee, texas, usa, alabama, nashville tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Protecting the King (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Sex, drugs and violence--they're all part of the job when you're protecting The King of Rock & Roll. And when you're only 16, the on-the-job training comes in ways that can't be taught in school. The story of David ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: on the road, lifestyle, ambition, musician's life, artists and showbiz, drug abuse, teaching the ways of the world, celebrity culture, showbiz, rock, fame, elvis presley ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Leaving No Trace (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Mexico
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A woman steals from her drug-dealer boyfriend and runs away. She meets a sympathetic woman on the way who helps her escape.
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, feel good, realistic
Plot: friendship, self discovery, life is a bitch, on the road, society, partners, drug dealing, travel, hitchhiker, escape, family relations, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
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Winter in the Blood (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young, self-destructive Montana Blackfoot Indian, his mind groggy with alcohol and tormented by childhood memories, discovers that his wife has left him, taking with her his prize rifle. He sets out to find her, but what he's really searching ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: native american, self discovery, introspection, obsessive quest, hung over, on the road, twilight
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, montana
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36%
Sex, Drugs & Taxation (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Maybe the best thing to come out of Scandinavia during the hippie years was, in fact, the story of a radical libertarian and a hedonist capitalist. Their friendship, forged by being outsiders in a conformist country, took them through years of ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, captivating, humorous, offbeat
Plot: womanizer, friendship, society, workplace, fighting the system, odd couple, rebelliousness, sexual relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), friends, misfit partners, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Janie Jones (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A young girl who has been abandoned by her former-groupie mother informs a fading rock star that she is his daughter.
Style: realistic, sentimental, uplifting, semi serious, captivating ...
Plot: rock star, self discovery, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, musician's life, father daughter relationship, society, couples, friendship, family problems, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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My Nikifor (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: From his birth in 1895 through his death in 1968, the gifted Polish naïve artist Nikifor Krynicki (AKA Epifan Drowniak) lived his life and eked out a career cloaked in obscurity - a casualty of both his extreme speech impediment (his tongue was ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, atmospheric, gloomy
Plot: ambition, prodigy, love and romance, society, lifestyle, family life, couple relations, tragic love, celebrity culture, couples, isolation, free spirit ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Journey to Kafiristan (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In 1939, the author Annemarie Schwarzenbach and the ethnologist Ella Maillart travel together by car to Kabul, but each is in pursuit of her own project. Annemarie Schwarzenbach, who was among Erika and Klaus Mann's circle of friends in the ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: on the road, self discovery, obsessive quest, on the run, society, love affair, social differences, drug abuse, friendship, redemption, couples, politics ...
Time: 1930s
Place: afghanistan, switzerland
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33%