Movies like VIPs

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VIPs (2010)
 6.6
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VIPs (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Brazil, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A human look on the life of one of the biggest frauds in the world happened by important people in Brazil.
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, realistic, stylized
Plot: crimes, ambition, dishonesty, escapades, cons and scams, society, criminal heroes, hidden identity, mistaken identity, unlikely criminals, forgery, celebrity culture, brazilian
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america, rio de janeiro

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Most similar movies to VIPs

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and exciting films with plots about dishonesty, crimes, society, ambition, criminal heroes, family relations and crime mostly in Drama, Biography and Crime genres. Some movies like VIPs: Who Is Clark Rockefeller? (2010), Americons (2015), Catch Me If You Can (2002), Wisegal (2008), The Brittany Murphy Story (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Who Is Clark Rockefeller? (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Called "the longest running con in FBI history," Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, the man that people knew as "Clark Rockefeller" had brilliantly impersonated numerous people, ranging from a talk show host to a Pentagon Advisor ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: cons and scams, criminal heroes, hidden identity, dishonesty, family relations, parents and children, track down, disorder, love and romance, impersonation, crimes, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.1
 1K
Americons (2015)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A broken down collegiate football hero gets a shot at stardom during the eleventh hour of LA's nihilistic sub-prime mortgage boom.
Style: serious, tense, realistic, captivating, exciting
Plot: corporate crimes, rise and fall, ambition, dishonesty, cons and scams, real estate agent, crime, crimes, journey
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor. An FBI agent makes it his mission to put him behind bars. But Frank not ...
Style: captivating, clever, exciting, suspense, intense ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: con artists, master criminal, prodigy, fbi, adventure, deception, rise and fall, justice, crime, cat and mouse, crimes, adaptation ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969 ...
Place: usa, miami, new york, new orleans, madrid ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 1K
Wisegal (2008)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A drama centered around Patty Montanari, the widowed mother of two who went to work for her lover Frank Russo, a captain in a Brooklyn crime family.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: mysterious character, dishonesty, criminal heroes, fall in love, crimes, parents and children, mind game, love affair, gangsters, unlikely criminals, crime family, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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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: captivating, sentimental, serious, realistic
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 ⇓
60%
 7.1
 2K
Xingu (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In the '40s, three brothers decide to live a great adventure and enlisting in the Roncador-Xingu Expedition, which has a mission to tame the Central Brazil. The Villas Boas brothers: Orlando, 27, Claudius, 25, and Leonardo, 23, engage in a ...
Style: captivating, exciting, atmospheric, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: adventure, family relations, escapades, jungle, tribe, native, society, expedition, siblings relations, plane crash, rain forest, brazilian history ...
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Stick Up Kids (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: People always told Santos he was something special. His Uncle told him to get a skill, so he became a hustler and with his three,they became "The Stick Up Kids" Harlem would never be the same. They thought they had it all... Money, cars, ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, gang, urban ghetto life, friends, criminal's revenge, buddies, crimes, cons and scams, dishonesty, society, urban ghetto, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, harlem, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Wronged Man (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Janet Gregory, a single mother with a haunting past, is a paralegal struggling to overcome doubts about Calvin Willis, an African-American husband and father wrongfully accused of raping a neighborhood girl. Eventually convinced of his innocence, ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: false accusation, hopes, courtroom drama, injustice, society, crimes, dishonesty, legal, rape, african american, dignity, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 5.9
 724
Identity Theft (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This movie is rated 14+ because it includes: -Sexual content and Nudity, by this it only shows kisses between the two main characters and ways of showing affection like hugging, ect. It also shows women in no such lingere, nor men. All characters ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspense
Plot: woman in danger, false accusation, cons and scams, dishonesty, crimes, impersonation, identity theft, female stalker, crime, criminal heroes, secretary, doppelganger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.7
 608
Cool Money (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Charismatic thief Bobby Comfort escapes from prison, clears himself of all charges, and returns to a home life he finds unsatisfying. Though he is devoted to his wife and daughter, his old life comes calling, both figuratively and literally, in the ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: heist, gang, criminal heroes, cons and scams, law enforcement, crimes, dishonesty, jail, hotel, prison, disorder, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.6
 342
Conception (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A group of bored well-off young adults come up with anarchic concept of Conceptionism, that promotes absolute looseness when it comes to sex and drugs, but total rejection of money and ego. However, their movement won't last long.
Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: self discovery, friends, buddies, society, rebellion, intrigue, mistaken identity, rebelliousness, student life, anarchism, sex scene, drugs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Winning Streak (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Winning Streak is the astonishing story of a group of young down-and-outs who are presented with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity; to change their luck and set off on the adventure of their lives. Thanks to an infallible method based on the roulette ...
Style: exciting, realistic, tense, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, crimes, gambling, master criminal, casino, dishonesty, love triangle, rivalry, danger, criminal heroes, crime, change of luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Who Killed Pixote? (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The true story of the boy who became famous when he was cast for the main part on the Brazilian film Pixote: A Lei do Mais Fraco (1981). After the film was over, he tried to work as an actor on other projects, with little success. As time went by, ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), crimes, juvenile delinquency, actor's life, desire for fame, hopes, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, society, ambition, youth, rise and fall ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.0
 1K
The Deal (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It is approaching an election in the UK when the leader of the Labour party, John Smith, suffers another in a line of heart attacks and dies. With the leadership campaign about to start the clear choice appears to be Gordon Brown, a stanch Scotsman. ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, talky, sincere ...
Plot: politics, rise to the top, leadership, ambition, society, friendship, campaign, political intrigue, dishonesty, betrayal, state affairs, political corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 90s, 80s
Place: england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.4
 256
Margot (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: At the age of forty Dame Margot Fonteyn is considered to be past her best as a prima ballerina and Ninette de Valois is reducing her roles at the Royal Ballet. Then the exciting young Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev, a recent defector to the West, ...
Style: stylized, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: ballerina, love and romance, dancer's life, disability, couples, ambition, artists and showbiz, ballet, gay man has sex with a woman, homosexual, gay, dancing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Chameleon (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, France, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The amazing true story of Frédéric Bourdin, who after having plundered all the centers for runaway minors and deliquents in Europe, even thought he has come of age, now passes himself off as Nicholas Barclay, a 13-year-old American who had ...
Style: psychological, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: fbi, mystery, uncover truth, cons and scams, hidden identity, dishonesty, family relations, parents and children, family life, sibling relationship, impostor, missing son ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.8
 415
Baby Sellers (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, the Lifetime Original Movie, Baby Sellers, exposes the shocking international criminal enterprise of infant trafficking. Stars Emmy winner Jennifer Finnigan and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Kirstie Alley.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: adoption, crimes, working undercover, babies and infants, society, immigrants, legal action, life is a bitch, kidnapping, orphanage, sexual abuse, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.5
 170
Red Zone (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Mac and his high school gangster buddies try to take over the world of sports betting in a city filled with crime, prostitution and gambling. When the Mafia gets involved, they do whatever it takes to keep these tough young-bloods off their turf.
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: gambling, casino, high school, gangsters, crimes, ambition, sport team, buddies, football, friendship, rivalry, mafia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A look at the life and career of controversial Louisiana governor Huey Long, whose nickname was "The Kingfish."
Style: thought provoking, captivating, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: assassination, life is a bitch, crimes, media, rise to the top, society, dishonesty, ambition, deadly, state affairs, politics, campaign ...
Time: 1910s, 1930s, 1920s, 20s, 30s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.8
 737
Silver Tongues (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two lovers travel from town to town playing a dark game of deceit that soon spirals out of control, threatening their very relationship.
Style: psychological, tense, realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: hidden identity, couple relations, couples, dishonesty, juggling, society, crumbling relationship, love and romance, sexual content, manipulations, manipulation, infidelity
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.3
 2K
Anna Nicole (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Voluptuous beauty Anna Nicole Smith marries an elderly millionaire and poses for Playboy, but after her husband's death, her excessive drinking, pill-popping and weight fluctuations take their toll.
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating, sexy
Plot: playboy, rise and fall, celebrity, starlet, rising to stardom, ambition, desire for fame, celebrity culture, drug addiction, posing nude, photo shoot, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Ghost of a Chance (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the casino there is only one queen, the small ball that spins on the roulette table. None of the players pays the slightest attention to the female dealers. But Takis, a «perennial» med student, doesn't go to the casino to win millions but ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: casino, gambling, femme fatale, unlikely criminals, lovers on the run, fall in love, dishonesty, betrayal, love and romance, gangsters, crimes, heist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
 1K
Jean Charles (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Brazil
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The tragic true story of Jean Charles de Menezes, the innocent Brazilian shot dead by British police in 2005 at the height of the London terrorist alerts.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sincere, contemplative
Plot: wrong place wrong time, mistaken identity, injustice, life is a bitch, social differences, family relations, society, city life, political unrest, immigrants, graphic violence, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 845
Family Sins (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the Burt family who seemed normal, upstanding members of the community but were actually deeply embedded in crime. The matriarch took in foster children who were subsequently molested and abused by her husband and children ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, thought provoking, bleak
Plot: sexual abuse, unlikely criminals, courtroom drama, legal action, crimes, dishonesty, family problems, legal, under the surface, family relations, suburbs, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Rise of Jackie Presser to President of the Teamster Union.
Style: rough, suspenseful, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: labor union, crimes, state affairs, ambition, unfulfillment, rise and fall, society, political corruption, political intrigue, workplace situations, tough heroes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Bruce Lee, My Brother (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Bruce Lee, My Brother is an action-dramatic biopic of the eponymous martial arts legend as told by his younger brother, Robert Lee. It revolves around Bruce Lee's life as a rebellious adolescent in Hong Kong before he sets off for the USA and ...
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: master warrior, lifestyle, actor's life, rising to stardom, ambition, celebrity culture, heroes, artists and showbiz, showbiz, martial arts, black belt, tough guy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Two Sons of Francisco (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Brazil
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The story of Francisco, a very simple and poor man whose dream was to see his children become country music stars, and who made all the efforts to make it happen.
Style: captivating, serious, touching, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: musician's life, rags to riches, obsession, success, death, ambition, rise to the top, society, lifestyle, parents and children, family relations, car accident ...
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Flight of the Swan (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Alexis is an explosive personality, passionate about life, humanity, nature, love and beauty. That is until the breakneck rhythm, intensity, stress and convolutions of career and economic success shatter him, alienating him from everyone and ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, captivating, bleak
Plot: ambition, rise to the top, friendship, intrigue, dishonesty, society, rivalry, idealism, obsession, family relations, love, doctors and patients ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Elegant Criminal (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: On 9 January 1836, Pierre Lacenaire goes to the guillotine, a murderer and a thief. He gives Allard, a police inspector, his life story, written while awaiting execution. He also asks Allard to care for Hermine, a lass to whom he has been guardian ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, stylized, thought provoking ...
Plot: murder, legal, society, rise and fall, deadly, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, confined, death row, gay subtext, prison ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
America's Prince: The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A look inside the life of John F. Kennedy Jr.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: john f. kennedy, ambition, lifestyle, family relations, politics, usa president, love and romance, tragic hero, parents and children, state affairs, looking for love, kennedy family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%