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The George Raft Story (1961)
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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: serious, realistic, stylized, psychotronic, slang
Plot: gangsters, casino, revolution, gambling, hollywood, crimes, prostitute, fashion, drug abuse, performer's life, crime, interracial relations, ambition, nightclub, artists and showbiz, rise and fall, blind ambition, couples, filmmaking, musician's life, nightlife, criminal heroes, showbiz, unfulfillment, desire for fame ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1930s, 1920s, 30s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: new york, cuba, california, las vegas

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Most similar movies to The George Raft Story

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and sentimental films with plots about artists and showbiz, ambition, showbiz, couples, actor's life, celebrity culture and rise and fall mostly in Biography, Drama and Music genres. Some movies like The George Raft Story: James Dean (2001), The Audrey Hepburn Story (2000), Bugsy (1991), Flynn (1993), W.C. Fields and Me (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: filmmaking, alcohol, writers, addiction, friendship, alcohol abuse, hotel, bittersweet, strong female presence, unfulfillment, downfall, lifestyle ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 50s, 1940s, 20th century ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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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: realistic, serious, sentimental, captivating, clever
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, actor, dying young, actor's life, teen angst, rise and fall, rising to stardom, ambition, prodigy, lifestyle, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: usa, indiana, new york, malibu california, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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, sentimental ...
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, europe, holland, manhattan new york city
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76%
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Bugsy (1991)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: New York gangster Ben 'Bugsy' Siegel takes a brief business trip to Los Angeles. A sharp-dressing womanizer with a foul temper, Siegel doesn't hesitate to kill or maim anyone crossing him. In L.A. the life, the movies, and most of all ...
Style: realistic, tense, captivating, serious, stylized ...
Plot: hollywood, gangsters, casino, crime, crimes, rise and fall, ambition, money, bohemian life, elimination, love affair, gambling ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 70s
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Flynn (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A biographical movie on the film star Errol Flynn's early life before Hollywood fame.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: hollywood, heroes, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, showbiz, legends and myths, school, theater, murder, crimes, actor's life ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s
Place: australia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, couples, ambition, actor's life, artists and showbiz, relationship vs career, alcohol abuse, father son reunion, movie star, vaudeville, wax museum ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, california, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Rosie: The Rosemary Clooney Story (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of singer Rosemary Clooney's rise to fame, her marriage to Jose Ferrer, and her nervous breakdown.
Style: touching, realistic, serious
Plot: showbiz, prodigy, rising to stardom, performer's life, actor's life, relationship vs career, road not taken, friends, couples, artists and showbiz, musician's life, rise and fall ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1950s, 1940s, 1960s
Place: kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: actor's life, rise and fall, desire for fame, lifestyle, fashion, showbiz, celebrity culture, friendship, workplace romance, life is a bitch, against the rules, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: tennessee, florida, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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: captivating, thought provoking, realistic, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: fbi, watergate, dishonesty, crimes, society, gangsters, megalomaniac, social decay, government agency, head of state, law enforcement, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 50s, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california, los angeles, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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, offbeat, stylized
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, movie star, gay, prison, human spirit, celebrity culture, actor's life, gays and lesbians, ambition, artists and showbiz, rise and fall ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, year 1919, 1910s
Place: california, usa, mexico, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
King of Salsa (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The rise and fall of salsa singer, H├ęctor Lavoe (1946-1993), as told from the perspective of his wife Puchi, who looks back from 2002.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, disturbing, sentimental
Plot: music, dancing, showbiz, artists and showbiz, ambition, musician's life, lifestyle, romance, drug abuse, rise and fall, life is a bitch, celebrity culture ...
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: usa, new york, puerto rico
⇓ 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, humorous, semi serious, sexual, sexy
Plot: rise and fall, friendship, ambition, desire for fame, actor's life, rising to stardom, showbiz, celebrity culture, buddies, breakup, musician's life, lifestyle ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 60s, 40s, 20th century ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Crazy (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Crazy is the story of a legendary guitar player who emerged from Nashville in the 1950s. Blessed with incomparable, natural talent, Hank Garland quickly established his reputation as the finest sessions player in Nashville.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, contemplative
Plot: jazz, infidelity, rise and fall, musician's life, ambition, desire for fame, rising to stardom, womanizer, lifestyle, relationship vs career, showbiz, obsession ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 70s, 1940s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, tennessee, nashville tennessee, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Lepke (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Tony Curtis stars as the feared leader of "Murder Incorporated" in this underworld drama based on the life of Louis "Lepke" Buchalter. Lepke began his criminal career as a petty thief in his teens; a stretch in prison taught him ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, atmospheric, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: hitman, murder, gangsters, deadly, going straight, criminal heroes, mentally unstable, assassination, legal, crimes, best friends, crime ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: new york, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: sexy, stylized, sexual, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, tragic love, world war two, filmmaking, love, actor, quest, scavenger hunt, journalism, unlikely couple, ambition, love and romance ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s, 50s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the mid-80s, three women (each with an attorney) arrive at the office of New York entertainment manager, Morris Levy. One is an L.A. singer, formerly of the Platters; one is a petty thief from Philly; one teaches school in a small Georgia town. ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: showbiz, music band, music, rising to stardom, rise and fall, addiction, musician's life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, ambition, celebrity culture, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 80s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: mental illness, prodigy, politics, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, actor's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, couples, addiction, alcohol abuse, showbiz ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 30s
Place: seattle, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: uplifting, captivating, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: publicity, hollywood, unfulfillment, ambition, celebrity culture, rich and poor, feminism, power relations, lifestyle, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, actor's life ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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See Arnold Run (2005)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This biographical docu-drama alternates between two parallel threads in the life of Arnold Schwarzenegger: his formative early years as the repeat winner of the Mr. Olympia body-building championship; and his modern foray into the world of politics, ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: campaign, politics, rise to the top, athlete's life, ambition, actor's life, rise and fall, leadership, showbiz, relationship vs career, ego clash, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, austria, los angeles, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Whitney (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Chronicles Whitney Houston's rise to fame and turbulent relationship with husband Bobby Brown.
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, sincere
Audience: girls' night
Plot: musician's life, music, rising to stardom, fall in love, couple relations, desire for fame, ambition, showbiz, addiction, celebrity culture, pop star, price of fame ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: realistic, serious, sentimental, captivating
Plot: rise and fall, rising to stardom, actor's life, ambition, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, parents and children
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, sexy, realistic, serious
Plot: rise and fall, showbiz, hollywood, filmmaking, wedding, actor's life, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, unfulfillment, love and romance, life is a bitch, rise to the top ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 30s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 300
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: captivating, realistic, serious
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, wedding, actor's life, love and romance, artists and showbiz, rise to the top, media, couples, social differences, cinderella story, relationship vs career, backstage ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 50s
Place: europe, philadelphia, monaco
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Burton and Taylor (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: TV drama based on Richard Burton's diaries, about his last performance in 1983 with ex-wife Elizabeth Taylor. They meet after several years and he agrees to her suggestion that they star in a stage revival on Broadway of Noel Coward's ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, captivating
Plot: artists and showbiz, couple relations, celebrity culture, couples, actor's life, hollywood, love, lifestyle, love and romance, showbiz, love affair, party ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.6
 457
Gleason (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story begins at the height of Gleason's career. He has it all: women, wealth, and extraordinary power. But he is haunted by memories of his childhood. Gleason spends his formative years entering amateur contests, performing in sleazy night ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sincere, captivating
Plot: womanizer, relationship vs career, actor's life, ambition, rising to stardom, couples, destructive relationship, couple relations, showbiz, alcohol abuse, unfulfillment, comedian ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, 40s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.7
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Enid (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Edwardian child Enid Blyton begins to tell stories to her brothers as an escape from their parents' rows before the father deserts the family...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, relationship vs career, rise to the top, nanny, family problems, couples, couple relations, ambition, lifestyle, writer's life, artists and showbiz, bad mother ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1930s, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Norma Jean & Marilyn (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: This film follows Norma Jean from her simple, ambitious youth to her sex star pinnacle and back down. She moves from lover to lover in order to further her career. She finds fame but never happiness, only knowing seduction but not love.
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: showbiz, actor's life, party, photo shoot, playboy, lifestyle, love and romance, couple relations, looking for love, filmmaking, starlet, couples ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1940s, 40s, 1960s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.8
 3K
Rated X (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Jim and Artie Mitchell, two brothers who entered the porn industry in the early 60's. After creating such legendary porn films as "Behind the Green Door" and "Inside Marily Chambers", they later ...
Style: tense, cynical, sexy, psychological, intense ...
Plot: pornography, murder, pornographer, drug abuse, addiction, filmmaking, ambition, life is a bitch, rise and fall, showbiz, artists and showbiz, porn industry ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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
Plot: magazine, actor's life, showbiz, friendship, celebrity, celebrity culture, buddy, hollywood, movie star, photographer, actor, society ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1955
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Gypsy (1993)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Based on the autobiography of Gypsy Rose Lee, this made-for-TV movie - previously a Broadway smash and a 1962 film - depicts the life and times of a stripper and her domineering mother.
Style: humorous, stylized, captivating, realistic, semi serious
Plot: family relations, ambition, showbiz, domineering mother, mentally unstable, musician's life, actor's life, artists and showbiz, performer's life, love and romance, music band, show tunes ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 30s
Place: new york, ohio, seattle, los angeles, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%