Movies like Mank

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Mank (2020)
 6.8
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Mank (2020)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: 1930s Hollywood is reevaluated through the eyes of scathing social critic and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he races to finish the screenplay of Citizen Kane.
Style: sentimental, inspirational, emotional, intense, funny, nostalgic
Plot: screenwriter, hollywood, alcoholic, wealth, movie business, filmmaking, loneliness, friendship, great depression, car accident, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, film history, gossip, suicidal thoughts, friend, film producer, name calling, idealism, world war two, addiction, cinema, aging, interwar period, jewish ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, year 1941, year 1937, year 1942, year 1933, year 1936 ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california, mojave desert, united states of america, united states

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, clever and talky films with plots about drinking alcohol, friendship, drink, husband wife relationship, cigarette smoking, hollywood and storytelling mostly in Drama, Biography and Comedy genres. Some movies like Mank: Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018), Trumbo (2015), Cantinflas (2014), Lovelace (2013), The Disaster Artist (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When bestselling celebrity biographer Lee Israel is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack.
Style: sad, tragicomedy, social, melancholic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: forgery, lesbian, cat, lgbt, female protagonist, letter, deception, accomplice, women, writers, gay, pets ...
Time: future, year 1994, year 1939, year 2014, year 1991
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 82K
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: factual, talky, intense, inspirational, touching ...
Plot: communism, hollywood, communist, politics, gossip, gossip columnist, cancer, movie business, mccarthyism, film industry, freedom, tragedy ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 1930s, 1940s, year 1950 ...
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 6.6
 4K
Cantinflas (2014)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mike Todd is a Broadway producer struggling to produce the film. Around the World in 80 Days. In Mexico, Mario Moreno, a young entertainer is struggling to get some respect, and he manages to become a star. A twist of faith makes them partners. ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, realistic, serious, cult film
Plot: filmmaking, hollywood, rise to the top, rising to stardom, actor's life, showbiz, ambition, artists and showbiz, fame, husband wife relationship, celebrity, film history ...
Time: year 1931, year 1933, year 1935, year 1956, year 1993 ...
Place: usa, los angeles, mexico city, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.2
 41K
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, sexy, erotic, emotional, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sexual abuse, porn actress, porn star, sex, porn industry, nudity (full frontal - brief), rape, prostitution, manipulation, sex toy, female nudity, rough sex ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 2002, year 1970
Place: usa, new jersey, florida, malibu california, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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The Disaster Artist (2017)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An aspiring actor in Hollywood meets an enigmatic stranger by the name of Tommy Wiseau, the meeting leads the actor down a path nobody could have predicted; creating the worst movie ever made.
Style: feel good, light, humorous, funny, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, friendship, filmmaking, ambition, strange person, aspiring actor, actor, friendship between men, love, promise, adaptation, director ...
Time: 90s, year 2003, 2000s, year 1998
Place: california, san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.8
 177K
Ed Wood (1994)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The mostly true story of the legendary "worst director of all time", who, with the help of his strange friends, filmed countless B-movies without ever becoming famous or successful.
Style: humorous, atmospheric, stylized, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: hollywood, misfit, filmmaking, drug addiction, friendship, director, showbiz, character study, actress, transvestism, lgbtq, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.2
 38K
Stan & Ollie (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Family, History
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: emotional, touching, factual, sincere, funny
Plot: comedy duo, friendship, betrayal, husband wife relationship, film history, coworker relationship, performer's life, dispute, family relations, concert tour, comedian, heart attack ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, year 1953, 1930s, year 1937 ...
Place: ireland, glasgow scotland, london, united kingdom, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Author P.L. Travers travels from London to Hollywood as Walt Disney Pictures adapts her novel Mary Poppins for the big screen.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, factual, compassionate ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: disney, childhood, hollywood, filmmaking, writer's life, family relations, showbiz, parents and children, haunted by the past, father daughter relationship, writers, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 60s, edwardian era, 20th century, year 1961, year 1964
Place: california, australia, london, england, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.5
 58K
Chaplin (1992)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, Italy, Japan, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: With the use of flashback, an elderly Charlie Chaplin discusses his autobiography with his editor, who urges him to be more vulnerable and emotionally honest with his memoirs while journeying through his poverty-stricken childhood, closest ...
Style: inspirational, sentimental, factual, light, intense ...
Plot: rising to stardom, hollywood, actor's life, childhood, mccarthyism, honest, genius, depression, unlikely friendships, exile, filmmaker, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 1920s, 20th century, 90s ...
Place: london, england, california, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.4
 203K
Darkest Hour (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA, China
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A thrilling and inspiring true story begins on the eve of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with ...
Style: political, serious, realistic, suspense, inspirational ...
Audience: date night
Plot: world war two, british history, prime minister, politics, winston churchill, leadership, british empire, decision, choice, british prime minister, british politics, leader ...
Time: year 1940, 1940s
Place: england, united kingdom, dunkirk, britain, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.9
 242K
The Artist (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Hollywood, 1927: As silent movie star George Valentin wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion, he sparks with Peppy Miller, a young dancer set for a big break.
Style: romantic, sentimental, thought provoking, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, ambition, actor, filmmaking, movie star, actor's life, actress, love and romance, art, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, dog ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 50s, 20th century, year 1929 ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.4
 6K
S.O.B. (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A movie producer who made a huge flop tries to salvage his career by revamping his film as an erotic production, where its family-friendly star takes her top off.
Style: funny, sexy, humorous, clever, witty ...
Plot: filmmaking, satire, depression, film producer, nudity (full frontal - brief), hollywood, nervous breakdown, tantrum, beach house, doctor, funeral, cynicism ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.1
 8K
Joe Bell (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true story of a small town, working class father who embarks on a solo walk across the U.S. to crusade against bullying after his son is tormented in high school for being gay.
Style: psychological, melancholic, touching, talky, inspirational ...
Plot: gay, gay teenager, bullying, flash forward, high school, male rape, teenage son, lgbtq, father son relationship, family relations, forgiveness, coming out ...
Time: 21st century, year 2013
Place: usa, new york, colorado, idaho, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.5
 363K
The Aviator (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 170 min.
Story: A biopic depicting the life of filmmaker and aviation pioneer Howard Hughes from 1927 to 1947, during which time he became a successful film producer and an aviation magnate, while simultaneously growing more unstable due to severe ...
Style: epic, realistic, stylized, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: mental illness, success, businessman, aviation, test pilot, pilot, obsessive compulsive disorder, billionaire, aviator, millionaire, filmmaking, corruption ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 1940s, 50s, 1910s ...
Place: los angeles, california, new york, connecticut, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on a true story. Shortly after World War II, Preston Tucker is a dynamic engineer and an enthusiastic showman who envisions the car of the future. Against mighty odds he manages to build a fleet of them - only to have his factory shut down by ...
Style: feel good, talky, intense, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: fighting the system, underdog, car, corruption, police investigation, americana, twists and turns, justice, entrepreneur, business, obsessive quest, dishonesty ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, future, 50s, post world war two
Place: usa, california, chicago illinois, michigan, detroit ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Malice in Wonderland (1985)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Struggling actress Hedda Hopper can't get a break in Hollywood, even though an acquaintence of hers is the extremely powerful gossip monger Louella Parsons - maker and breaker of careers (and lives) through her daily syndicated newspaper ...
Plot: hollywood, actress, gossip, gossip columnist, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, rivalry, restaurant, rags to riches, filmmaking, professional rivalry, radio announcer ...
Time: year 1937, year 1944, year 1942, 1920s, 1930s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.2
 6K
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, actor, father son relationship, actor's life, filmmaking, dying young, ambition, lifestyle, rise and fall, rising to stardom, prodigy, teenage life ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: usa, indiana, malibu california, santa monica california, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.1
 650
Cannes Man (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Film producer Sy Lerner makes a bet with a fellow film executive that he can turn any nobody into a star at the Cannes Film Festival. A New York cab driver who is visiting the festival is chosen as the test subject to settle the bet and Sy uses his ...
Style: parody, realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty ...
Plot: filmmaking, satire, movie business, disorder, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, ambition, lifestyle, actor's life, desire for fame, showbiz, media satire ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, france, usa, europe, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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The Last of Robin Hood (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Errol Flynn, the swashbuckling Hollywood star and notorious ladies man, flouted convention all his life, but never more brazenly than in his last years when, swimming in vodka and unwilling to face his mortality, he undertook a liaison with an ...
Style: disturbing, touching, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: hollywood, movie star, sexual abuse, womanizer, actor's life, forbidden love, love affair, love and romance, life is a bitch, youth, teenage life, showbiz ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1960, year 2010, year 1959 ...
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, africa, vancouver ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Riding in Cars with Boys (2001)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A single mother, with dreams of becoming a writer, has a son at the age of 15 in 1965, and goes through a failed marriage with the drug-addicted father.
Style: sentimental, touching, sad, emotional, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, single mother, pregnancy, teenage pregnancy, drug addiction, small town, parenthood, women, single parent, family relations, grownups, youth ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, california, new jersey, connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Gods and Monsters (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: It's 1957, and Whale's heyday as the director of "Frankenstein," "Bride of Frankenstein" and "The Invisible Man" is long behind him. Retired and a semi-recluse, he lives his days accompanied only by images ...
Style: melancholic, enigmatic, captivating, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: homosexuality, friendship, homosexual, gay, depression, life & death, loneliness, adaptation, gardener, maid, haunted by the past, lgbtq ...
Time: 50s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: unusual plot structure, buddy movie, inspirational, melancholic, feel good ...
Plot: hospital, redemption, addiction, death, childhood, drug addiction, male nudity, bullying, first contact, fantasy world, gangsters, catastrophe ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, illinois, ohio, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.1
 2K
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, world war one, affair, art, sensuality, movie star, filmmaking, unconsciousness, homosexual subtext ...
Time: 1920s, victorian era, 1910s, year 1919
Place: california, usa, new york, los angeles, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 7.0
 32K
Danny Collins (2015)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An ageing rock star decides to change his life when he discovers a 40-year-old letter written to him by John Lennon.
Style: sentimental, touching, inspirational, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, aging, rock star, musician, elderly, midlife crisis, transformation, family relations, introspection, musician's life, starting over, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1971
Place: new jersey, los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.5
 81K
Entourage (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Movie star Vincent Chase, together with his boys, Eric, Turtle and Johnny, are back…and back in business with super agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold. Some of their ambitions have changed, but the bond between them remains strong as they navigate ...
Style: sexy, feel good, entertaining, humorous, cynical ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: hollywood, friendship, showbiz, filmmaking, rivalry, celebrity, relationship vs career, movie star, actor's life, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, aspiring actor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, ibiza, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Prick Up Your Ears (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Stephen Frears directs this biographical drama focusing on controversial British playwright Joe Orton, revealed in flashback after his murder by lover Kenneth Halliwell. Born in 1933 in Leicester, in the English Midlands, John 'Joe' Orton ...
Style: gloomy, witty, sexy, dramatic, reflective ...
Plot: gay, writers, murder, lgbt, gay cruising, playwright, art, lgbtq, mental illness, obsession, male nudity, death ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1953, 50s, year 1964 ...
Place: england, london, europe, britain, brighton ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Eisenstein in Guanajuato (2015)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, Finland, Mexico, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In 1931, following the success of the film Battleship Potemkin, Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein travels to the city of Guanajuato, Mexico, to shoot a new film. Freshly rejected by Hollywood, Eisenstein soon falls under Mexico’s spell. ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, realistic, serious, queer cinema ...
Plot: gay, erection, filmmaking, male nudity, gay sex, sodomy, movie business, love and romance, artists and showbiz, fall in love, filmmaker, director ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1948, year 1917, year 1931 ...
Place: mexico, latin america, moscow russia, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.5
 174K
Milk (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of California's first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk, who became an outspoken agent for change, seeking equal rights and opportunities for all. His great love for the city and its people brought him backing from young and ...
Style: thought provoking, political, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: gay, politics, gays and lesbians, homosexuality, civil rights, protest, homosexual, discrimination, murder, male homosexuality, politician, lgbt ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975, year 1977, year 1970 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, florida, minnesota ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The King's Speech (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The King's Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit ...
Style: inspirational, sincere, uplifting, dramatic, realistic ...
Plot: british royal family, world war two, british history, stuttering, royal family, disability, unlikely friendships, historical character, king of england, politics, husband wife relationship, british monarchy ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two, 50s, 1940s, 20th century ...
Place: england, britain, london, europe, buckingham palace ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: On the rocky path to sobriety after a life-changing accident, John Callahan discovers the healing power of art, willing his injured hands into drawing hilarious, often controversial cartoons, which bring him a new lease on life.
Style: uplifting, touching, compassionate, ironic, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: disability, drawing, man in a wheelchair, therapy, cartoonist, paralysis, alcoholics anonymous, alcoholic, car accident, rehabilitation, redemption, adoption ...
Time: year 1972, 70s
Place: oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%