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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, flashback, interview, promiscuous past, prostitute, painter, sex scene, suicide, suicide by gunshot, journalist, actor, stripper, midget, strip club, lap dance, nude model, limousine
Time: 90s, 1990s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, interesting and intense films with plots about mentor, dialogue, drinking, storytelling, runaway, ambition and friendship mostly in Biography, Drama and History genres. Some movies like My Dinner with Hervé: The Pirates of Somalia (2017), Sanju (2018), Anna Nicole (2013), Whitney (2015), My Week with Marilyn (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, suspense, factual, exciting
Plot: journalist, pirate, drugs, adventure, point of view, journey, danger, news report, village, culture clash, weapons, escapades ...
Time: year 2008
Place: somalia, canada
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95%
 8.0
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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, cynical, emotional, thought provoking
Plot: actor's life, drug abuse, filmmaking, crime, couple relations, friendship, job, criminal, actor, jail
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79%
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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, serious, realistic
Plot: desire for fame, rise and fall, celebrity, blonde, playboy, tabloid, celebrity culture, ambition, rising to stardom, physical appearance, artists and showbiz, overdose ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: usa
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69%
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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: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: drugs/alcohol, musician's life, music, crumbling marriage, rising to stardom, couple relations, destructive relationship, showbiz, unfulfillment, couples, artists and showbiz, best friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: movie star, filmmaking, showgirl, actor's life, celebrity, historical figure, artists and showbiz, showbiz, ambition, cultural icon, crumbling relationship, nervous breakdown ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: england, europe, california, london
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62%
 6.9
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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: stylized, rough, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: drug abuse, friendship, overdose, basketball, graffiti, sex, drug addiction, heroin, painting, creativity, rise and fall, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1981
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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61%
 7.2
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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, rise to the top, ambition, dialogue driven, technology, computers and web, friendship, father daughter relationship, fired from the job, inventions and discoveries, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 1990s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, serious, sincere, realistic, intellectual ...
Plot: journalism, loneliness, writer's life, artists and showbiz, media, existentialism, depression, suicide, book, friendship, death, dog ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1996
Place: usa, illinois, minneapolis minnesota, mcdonald's restaurant, minnesota
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59%
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Lovelace (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Story of Linda Lovelace, who is used and abused by the porn industry at the behest of her coercive husband, before taking control of her life.
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, captivating, based on true events ...
Plot: sexual abuse, porn actress, strong sexual content, filmmaking, life is a bitch, redemption, actor's life, innocence lost, artists and showbiz, sex, porn, exploit ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1970, year 2002
Place: usa, malibu california, florida, new jersey, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, in the closet, celebrity, marriage of convenience, actor, homosexual, hugging, illness, closeted homosexual, gay lead character, gay
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58%
 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, atmospheric, realistic, witty, gloomy ...
Plot: addiction, artist, singer, socialite, interview, infidelity, love, studio, mental illness, rise and fall, actor's life, art ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s, year 1970 ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.6
 479
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, serious, realistic
Plot: artists and showbiz, hollywood, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, physical appearance, lifestyle, drugs, single mother, female nudity, lesbianism, marriage, photographer ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.9
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Puncture (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A David and Goliath law drama about a drug-addicted lawyer who takes on a health supply corporation while battling his own personal demons.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: addiction, courtroom, drug abuse, law firm, lawsuit, cocaine, underdog, dedicated lawyer, drugs/alcohol, courtroom drama, legal action, righting the wronged ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1998, year 1995
Place: usa, washington d.c., houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: performer's life, rise and fall, relationship vs career, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, actor's life, musician's life, prodigy, tragic hero, rising to stardom, road not taken, showbiz ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, serious, realistic, thought provoking, compassionate ...
Plot: terminal illness, suicide, suffering, media manipulation, morality, moral dilemma, pain, murder, mercy killing, district attorney, protest, judge ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: michigan, detroit, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Last Time I Committed Suicide (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama
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, semi serious, atmospheric, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: on the road, friendship, writer's life, buddies, romance, self discovery, friends, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, couples, nightshift, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1960s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: colorado, usa, mexico, new mexico, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, airplane, rescue, co pilot, crash landing, courage, justice, husband wife relationship, plane crash ...
Time: year 2009, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling (1986)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In this film that closely parallels his own life story, Richard Pryor plays Jo Jo Dancer, a popular stand-up comedian who has severely burned himself in a drug incident. As he lies unconscious in a hospital, his spiritual alter ego gets up and ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy, dramatic ...
Plot: redemption, hospital, rise and fall, drugs/alcohol, performer's life, addiction, rising to stardom, ambition, hopes, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: illinois, usa, ohio, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: fighting the system, aids, life is a bitch, human spirit, terminal illness, gays and lesbians, treatment, strong sexual content, transsexual, society, gay slur, casual sex ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1986, year 1985
Place: texas, usa, mexico, japan, dallas texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: serious, touching, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: multiple sclerosis, writer's life, rise to the top, fictional biography, artists and showbiz, single parent, rising to stardom, ambition, family relations, death of mother, unemployment, single mother ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 80s, 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, sincere ...
Plot: rise to the top, prodigy, computers and web, inventions and discoveries, workplace situations, entrepreneur, business, apple computer, perfectionist, blind ambition, ipod, fame ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 80s ...
Place: usa, india, california, new jersey
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49%
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: sexual, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, witty ...
Plot: pornography, millionaire, aids, courtroom drama, drug addiction, courtroom, against the rules, wheelchair, airplane, baptism, lawsuit, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s
Place: kentucky, usa, cincinnati ohio, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: prohibition, alcohol, filmmaking, hotel, writer's life, drugs/alcohol, verbal byplay, friendship, addiction, rise and fall, romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Roe vs. Wade (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Holly Hunter plays a lonely, single, poorly educated Texan who finds herself pregnant with no means to support a child. To avoid giving up the child, she seeks an abortion. Denied an abortion in Texas the young woman hires a novice lawyer to plead ...
Style: based on true events
Plot: courtroom, abortion, supreme court, legal system, judiciary, court
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, social misfits, writer's life, rise and fall, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, human nature, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, puerto rico, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.0
 30K
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
Plot: bombing, rehabilitation, hospital, explosion, wheelchair, terrorist bombing, ice hockey, pill, text messaging, pregnancy test, amputation, legs ...
Time: 2010s
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.2
 88K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Master Spy: The Robert Hanssen Story (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Drama. TV Movie.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: espionage, mentally unstable, secret agents, betrayal, dishonesty, undercover, government agency, rise and fall, politics, kgb, fbi, fbi agent ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: stripper, judaism, comedian, kiss, jewish, against the rules, rise and fall, civil rights, performer's life, drug abuse, fighting the system, stand-up comedian ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
If Someone Had Known (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young wife and mother is abused by her husband and keeps the secret from her friends and family.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, domestic disturbance, crime, couple relations, woman in danger, danger, couples, courtroom drama, pregnancy, crimes, deadly, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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