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My Dinner with Hervé (2018)
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My Dinner with Hervé (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An unlikely friendship evolves over one wild night in LA between a struggling journalist and actor Hervé Villechaize, the world's most famous gun-tothing dwarf, resulting in life-changing consequences for both
Style: based on true events, sad, ironic, tragic ending, factual, cynical
Plot: dwarf, performer's life, celebrity, twists & turns, lust, bohemian life, untimely death, drugs/alcohol, interview, promiscuous past, prostitute, painter, sex scene, suicide, suicide by gunshot, journalist, actor, stripper, midget, strip club, lap dance, nude model, limousine, flashback
Time: 90s, 1990s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, intense and interesting films with plots about drinking, runaway, dialogue, mentor, storytelling, ambition and friendship mostly in Biography, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like My Dinner with Hervé: Jobs (2013), The Founder (2016), The Pirates of Somalia (2017), Sanju (2018), Basquiat (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Jobs (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of Steve Jobs' ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century.
Style: serious, realistic, factual, inspirational, captivating ...
Plot: rise to the top, prodigy, computers and web, inventions and discoveries, workplace situations, entrepreneur, business, programmer, ambition, apple computer, perfectionist, blind ambition ...
Time: 70s, 21st century, 90s, 80s, contemporary ...
Place: usa, india, california, new jersey
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100%
 7.2
 94K
The Founder (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The true story of how Ray Kroc, a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers’ speedy system of making the food and saw franchise ...
Style: based on true events, factual, realistic, motivational, clever ...
Plot: family business, business, fast food, ambition, businessman, salesman, rags to riches, greed, capitalism, betrayal, twists & turns, destiny ...
Time: 1950s
Place: mcdonald's restaurant, usa, america, california
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100%
The Pirates of Somalia (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Somalia, Kenya, Sudan, South Africa, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: After an inspiring chance encounter with his idol, rookie journalist Jay Bahadur uproots his life and moves to Somalia looking for the story of a lifetime. Hooking up with a local fixer, he attempts to get embedded with the local Somali pirates, ...
Style: based on true events, suspenseful, factual, exciting, suspense
Plot: journalist, pirate, drugs, journey, point of view, danger, adventure, news report, escapades, culture clash, village, weapons ...
Time: year 2008
Place: somalia, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 8.0
 40K
Sanju (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Sanju explores some of the most crucial chapters from movie star Sanjay Dutt’s dramatic and controversial real life. It gives a lowdown on his tryst with drugs and his trials and tribulations in the Arms Acts case and the 1993 Mumbai blasts.
Style: based on true events, emotional, cynical, thought provoking
Plot: actor's life, drug abuse, filmmaking, crime, couple relations, friendship, job, criminal, jail, actor
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 6.9
 18K
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: stylized, captivating, rough, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: drug abuse, friendship, basketball, overdose, heroin, painting, graffiti, sex, drug addiction, ambition, introspection, self discovery ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.1
 2K
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: serious, sincere, emotional, touching, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: music, celebrity culture, desire for fame, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, couple relations, crumbling marriage, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, destructive relationship, unfulfillment, musician's life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
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42%
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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: sexy, realistic, serious
Plot: rise and fall, starlet, lifestyle, ambition, overdose, physical appearance, desire for fame, celebrity culture, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, playboy, celebrity ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.0
 166
Rock Hudson (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Biography of actor Rock Hudson focuses on his struggle with his homosexuality. Based on the book by his ex-wife, Phyllis Gates, and on the court records from the civil suit brought by his former lover, Marc Christian.
Plot: aids, homosexuality, celebrity, in the closet, actor, homosexual, gay lead character, marriage of convenience, closeted homosexual, hugging, illness, gay
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration. Based on Jordan Belfort's autobiography.
Style: clever, captivating, biting, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: rise and fall, success, ambition, wall street, cons and scams, millionaire, hotshot hero, blind ambition, money, greed, yuppie, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1987, year 1983, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, big ben london, bahamas, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.6
 484
Anna Nicole (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
Plot: rising to stardom, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, physical appearance, hollywood, plastic surgery, breast implant, celebrity, drug overdose, model, fame ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: filmmaking, movie star, showgirl, actor's life, celebrity, nervous breakdown, drinking problem, ambition, cultural icon, crumbling relationship, artists and showbiz, fame ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: england, europe, california, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.5
 67K
Trumbo (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The career of screenwriter Dalton Trumbo is halted by a witch hunt in the late 1940s when he defies the anti-communist HUAC committee and is blacklisted.
Style: talky, factual, intense, touching, suspense ...
Plot: communism, communist, hollywood, movie business, politics, parent child relationship, political persecution, jail, prison, release from prison, screenwriter, mccarthyism ...
Time: 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Larry Flynt is the hedonistically obnoxious, but indomitable, publisher of Hustler magazine. The film recounts his struggle to make an honest living publishing his girlie magazine and how it changes into a battle to protect the freedom of speech for ...
Style: semi serious, captivating, witty, factual, sexual ...
Plot: pornography, courtroom drama, millionaire, against the rules, aids, lawsuit, civil rights, fighting the system, rebellion, rise to the top, friendship, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s
Place: kentucky, usa, cincinnati ohio, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.4
 20K
Factory Girl (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the mid-1960s, wealthy debutant Edie Sedgwick meets artist Andy Warhol. She joins Warhol's famous Factory and becomes his muse. Although she seems to have it all, Edie cannot have the love she craves from Andy, and she has an affair with a ...
Style: serious, factual, melancholic, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: artist, addiction, singer, rise and fall, fashion, socialite, fame, photographer, actor's life, love, art, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1971, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, arc de triomphe paris ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story is a made-for-TV film starring Australian actress Poppy Montgomery. The film, which was shot in B.C. Canada locations altered to look like British locations, details the journey of struggling single mother ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: multiple sclerosis, single parent, writer's life, family relations, rise to the top, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, ambition, fictional biography, female writer, abusive relationship, train ride ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 90s, 80s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
You Don't Know Jack (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Angel of mercy… or murderous “Doctor Death”? Jack Kervorkian is one of the most polarizing figures in modern American history, a man whose passionate belief that people have the right to die has brought him both praise and vilification. ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, thought provoking, compassionate ...
Plot: terminal illness, suicide, suffering, judge, lawyer, protest, grief, district attorney, media manipulation, moral dilemma, pain, morality ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: michigan, detroit, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The End of the Tour (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace, which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace's groundbreaking epic novel, 'Infinite Jest.'
Style: talky, realistic, serious, sincere, intellectual ...
Plot: loneliness, journalism, media, artists and showbiz, writer's life, existentialism, depression, suicide, book, friendship, death, teacher ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1996
Place: usa, minneapolis minnesota, mcdonald's restaurant, illinois, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.5
 198K
Sully (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On 15 January 2009, the world witnessed the 'Miracle on the Hudson' when Captain 'Sully' Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as ...
Style: factual, realistic, suspense, inspirational, touching ...
Plot: investigation, aviation, pilot, airplane accident, rescue, airplane, lone hero, crash landing, co pilot, courage, plane crash, husband wife relationship ...
Time: year 2009, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 7.3
 13K
Stan & Ollie (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: With their golden era long behind them, comedy duo Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy embark on a variety hall tour of Britain and Ireland. Despite the pressures of a hectic schedule, and with the support of their wives Lucille and Ida – a formidable ...
Style: based on true events, emotional, sincere, factual, touching
Plot: comedy duo, friendship, concert tour, comedian, heart attack, colleague colleague relationship, performer's life, dispute, family relations, laurel and hardy, music hall, flash forward ...
Time: 1940s, 1950s, 1930s, year 1937
Place: ireland, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Master Spy: The Robert Hanssen Story (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Drama. TV Movie.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: espionage, secret agents, undercover, government agency, dishonesty, rise and fall, mentally unstable, kgb, betrayal, politics, fbi agent, fbi ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: realistic, touching, serious
Plot: actor's life, couples, musician's life, rise and fall, showbiz, performer's life, artists and showbiz, friends, relationship vs career, road not taken, rising to stardom, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.0
 32K
Stronger (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A victim of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 helps the police track down the killers while struggling to recover from devastating trauma.
Style: based on true events, disturbing, suspenseful, compassionate, suspense
Plot: explosion, hospital, bombing, rehabilitation, terrorist bombing, conspiracy, investigation, physical therapy, husband wife relationship, friendship, saving a life, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 2010s
Place: boston
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33%
 7.4
 10K
Modigliani (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Romania, France, Italy
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Set in Paris in 1919, biopic centers on the life of late Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani, focusing on his last days as well as his rivalry with Pablo Picasso. Modigliani, a Jew, has fallen in love with Jeanne, a young and beautiful Catholic girl. ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, touching
Plot: prodigy, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, regret, addiction, artist, painting, tragic hero, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, tragic love, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 20s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 7.2
 135K
Steve Jobs (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.
Style: serious, factual, clever, talky, melancholic ...
Plot: prodigy, apple computer, ambition, rise to the top, dialogue driven, computers and web, technology, friendship, father daughter relationship, inventions and discoveries, fired from the job, computer ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.9
 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: realistic, cynical, tense, serious, rough ...
Plot: murder, drug abuse, addiction, rise and fall, couples, crimes, unfulfillment, siblings relations, couple relations, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, showbiz ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug-taking, women-loving, homophobic man who in 1986 was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live.
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, thought provoking, compassionate ...
Plot: aids, fighting the system, life is a bitch, human spirit, terminal illness, gays and lesbians, treatment, transsexual, society, gay slur, casual sex, strong sexual content ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1986, year 1985
Place: texas, usa, dallas texas, china, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.5
 1K
Bigger (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The inspirational tale of the grandfathers of the fitness movement as we now know it, Joe & Ben Weider. Battling anti-Semitism, racism and extreme poverty, the brothers beat all odds to build an empire & inspire future generations.
Style: captivating, based on true events, realistic, inspirational, serious
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: bodybuilding, fitness, rivalry, rise to the top, sport, athlete's life, colleague colleague relationship, male female relationship, brother brother relationship, bodybuilder, manager
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.6
 13K
Lenny (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of acerbic 1960s comic Lenny Bruce, whose groundbreaking, no-holds-barred style and social commentary was often deemed by the Establisment as too obscene for the public.
Style: bleak, clever, psychological, sincere, witty ...
Plot: stripper, rise and fall, civil rights, kiss, judaism, comedian, jewish, against the rules, drug abuse, fighting the system, addiction, ambition ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.4
 1K
Pinero (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: "Piñero" tells the story of the explosive life of a Latino icon, the poet-playwright-actor Miguel Piñero, whose urban poetry is recognized as a pre-cursor to rap and hip-hop. After doing time in hard-core Sing-Sing for petty thefts and ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, rise and fall, society, lifestyle, ambition, human nature, rising to stardom, down on your luck, writer's life, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, puerto rico, lower east side manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.6
 12K
Brain on Fire (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada, Ireland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Susannah Cahalan, an up-and-coming journalist at the New York Post becomes plagued by voices in her head and seizures, causing a rapid descent into insanity.
Style: based on true events, neurotic, thought provoking, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: hospital, doctor, catatonia, treatment, psychosis, newspaper reporter, female journalist, medical examination, hallucination, diagnosis, brain scan, fighting illness ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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