Movies like The George Raft Story

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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, hollywood, actor's life, gambling, revolution, casino, movie star, fashion, prostitute, crimes, interracial relations, couples, nightclub, showbiz, nightlife, ambition, filmmaking, rise and fall, musician's life, drug abuse, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, criminal heroes, performer's life, blind ambition ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 30s, 40s ...
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, rise and fall and celebrity culture 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: sexy, talky, witty, clever, enigmatic ...
Plot: writers, loveless marriage, female nudity, poetry, prohibition, addiction, friendship, hotel, nudity (full frontal - brief), adultery, nude girl, voyeur ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, victorian era, 50s ...
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
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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, father son relationship, actor, actor's life, filmmaking, dying young, ambition, lifestyle, rise and fall, rising to stardom, prodigy, celebrity culture ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: usa, indiana, malibu california, new york, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, touching ...
Plot: hollywood, actor's life, world war two, showbiz, celebrity culture, performer's life, rising to stardom, filmmaking, human spirit, haunted by the past, artists and showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1940s
Place: usa, new york, holland, europe, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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, intense, stylized, talky, suspense ...
Plot: mafia, casino, gangsters, crimes, gambling, hollywood, jewish, organized crime, rise and fall, ambition, bohemian life, elimination ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1945, 70s
Place: las vegas, usa, new york, los angeles, cuba
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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: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental
Plot: lgbt, hollywood, ambition, lifestyle, actor's life, artists and showbiz, crimes, gays and lesbians, rise to the top, criminal heroes, prodigy, prostitute ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
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: serious, realistic, parody, silent film
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, couples, ambition, artists and showbiz, actor's life, alcohol abuse, relationship vs career, wax museum, vaudeville, movie star, father son reunion ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, serious, realistic
Plot: showbiz, friends, couples, musician's life, tragic hero, rise and fall, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, prodigy, performer's life, actor's life ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1940s
Place: kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, sexual, captivating, sexy
Plot: rise and fall, actor's life, desire for fame, lifestyle, life is a bitch, rising to stardom, workplace, against the rules, artists and showbiz, fashion, destructive relationship, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: florida, new york, tennessee
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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: political, neo noir, realistic, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, fbi, john f. kennedy, president, head of state, government agency, gays and lesbians, crimes, ambition, gangsters, society, law enforcement ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 50s, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: washington d.c., usa, california, chicago illinois, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: stylized, realistic, serious, offbeat
Audience: chick flick
Plot: hollywood, gay, dancing, erotica, unconsciousness, homosexual subtext, little boy, world war one, affair, sensuality, movie star, filmmaking ...
Time: 1920s, victorian era, 1910s, year 1919
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new york, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
King of Salsa (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 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: serious, realistic, captivating, disturbing, sentimental
Plot: dancing, ambition, musician's life, artists and showbiz, showbiz, music, lifestyle, romance, rise and fall, life is a bitch, drug abuse, salsa ...
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: new york, usa, puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 ⇓
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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: sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: infidelity, jazz, womanizer, desire for fame, musician's life, rise and fall, ambition, rising to stardom, lifestyle, relationship vs career, obsession, showbiz ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: tennessee, chicago illinois, usa, florida, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, stylized, sexual, 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 ⇓
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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: captivating, realistic, serious, rough, atmospheric ...
Plot: gangsters, hitman, electric chair, jewish, true crime, murder, prison, death row, frame up, going straight, dishonesty, ambition ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: new york, holland, brooklyn new york city, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: emotional, melancholic, inspirational, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: showbiz, music, addiction, music business, greed, music band, drug addiction, rise and fall, rising to stardom, teenage life, human nature, celebrity culture ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 80s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, emotional, gloomy
Plot: hollywood, mental illness, mental patient, mental institution, politics, performer's life, life is a bitch, actor's life, writer's life, mentally unstable, misfit, prodigy ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
Place: washington d.c., seattle
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47%
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, touching ...
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 ⇓
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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, serious, touching, sincere
Audience: girls' night
Plot: musician's life, rising to stardom, music, showbiz, couple relations, celebrity culture, addiction, fall in love, desire for fame, ambition, price of fame, pop star ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 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: sexy, sexual, serious, realistic
Plot: hollywood, actor's life, rise and fall, filmmaking, showbiz, wedding, couples, fashion, relationship vs career, celebrity culture, looking for love, voyeurism ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s
Place: los angeles, usa
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45%
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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 and fall, athlete's life, actor's life, leadership, ambition, rise to the top, showbiz, relationship vs career, couples, filmmaking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, austria, san diego california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, love, psychic, wedding, historical figure, love and romance, artists and showbiz, rise to the top, actor's life, media, couples, relationship vs career ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s
Place: philadelphia, europe, monaco
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, lifetime, mental illness, death of daughter, death of wife
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, year 2009 ...
Place: usa, new jersey, puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Gleason (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 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: semi serious, realistic, captivating, sincere
Plot: womanizer, actor's life, ambition, rising to stardom, relationship vs career, couples, showbiz, couple relations, destructive relationship, unfulfillment, alcohol abuse, comedian ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: feminist film, stylized, humorous, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: stripper, theater, domineering mother, showbiz, family relations, ambition, dysfunctional family, parents and children, nightlife, transvestism, friends, couples ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s
Place: new york, texas, seattle, los angeles, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.6
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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, nanny, novelist, relationship vs career, rise to the top, couple relations, writer's life, couples, family problems, lifestyle, ambition, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 50s, 1910s ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: photographer, hollywood, actor, actor's life, magazine, showbiz, friendship, celebrity, buddy, celebrity culture, movie star, rising to stardom ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1955
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: psychological, sexy, intense, cynical, tense ...
Plot: murder, drug abuse, addiction, lust, rags to riches, greed, filmmaking, ambition, showbiz, rise and fall, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Norma Jean & Marilyn (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 135 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: touching, gloomy, disturbing, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: actress, playboy, female protagonist, john f. kennedy, hollywood, lgbt, nudity (full frontal - brief), actor's life, showbiz, celebrity, life is a bitch, lifestyle ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Notorious Bettie Page (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Bettie Page grew up in a conservative religious family in Tennessee and became a photo model sensation in 1950s New York. Bettie's legendary pin-up photos made her the target of a Senate investigation into pornography, and transformed her into ...
Style: erotic, sexy, sexual, melancholic, factual ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: rape, photographer, sexual abuse, bdsm, female nudity, bondage, fetish, female protagonist, investigation, fetishism, religion, sexual awakening ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1930s, 70s, 20th century
Place: nashville tennessee, usa, tennessee, new york, manhattan new york city ...
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39%