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Mahanati (2018)
 8.5
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Mahanati (2018)
Original name: మహానటి
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 177 min.
Story: Mahanati depicts the life and career of one of Telugu cinema's greatest and most iconic starlets, the first Indian female super star, Savitri.
Style: sentimental, touching, captivating, factual, nostalgic
Plot: tragedy, legendary, celebrity, movie star, friendship, couple relations, career, star, historical figure, ambition, lifestyle, love story, sensuality, actor's life, rivalry, fame, female objectification, bittersweet, actor, director, autobiography, secret marriage, crying, actress, film industry
Place: india

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, captivating, serious and touching films with plots about lifestyle, ambition, artists and showbiz, friendship, actor's life, showbiz and actor mostly in Biography, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Mahanati: My Week with Marilyn (2011), The Jayne Mansfield Story (1980), Life (2015), Sal (2011), Walk. Ride. Rodeo. (2019). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, girls' night
Plot: actress, ambition, fame, cultural icon, movie star, historical figure, impossible love, actor's life, showbiz, nervous breakdown, artists and showbiz, star ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1956
Place: england, europe, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: hollywood, publicity, actor's life, unfulfillment, rise and fall, love and romance, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, lifestyle, ambition, power relations, bittersweet ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.1
 8K
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
Plot: magazine, actor's life, friendship, showbiz, celebrity, celebrity culture, buddy, movie star, hollywood, photographer, actor, rising to stardom ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1955
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.7
 437
Sal (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: James Franco's Sal chronicles the final hours of the life of actor Sal Mineo, one-time teen idol and star of the blockbuster films Rebel Without a Cause and Exodus.
Style: atmospheric, sincere, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: actor's life, lifestyle, ambition, introspection, friendship, artists and showbiz, hopes, celebrity, gay, murder, unfulfillment, friends ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Walk. Ride. Rodeo. (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tells the incredible true story of Amberley Snyder, a nationally ranked rodeo barrel racer who defies the odds after barely surviving a car accident that leaves her paralyzed from the waist down.
Style: touching, sincere, disturbing, exciting, captivating
Audience: family outing
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Sanju (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, 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, captivating ...
Plot: actor, problem, criminal, jail, actor's life, drug abuse, crimes, filmmaking, crime, price of fame, social problems, lifestyle ...
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 7.5
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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: captivating, realistic, stylized, serious, epic ...
Plot: success, pilot, businessman, mental illness, millionaire, aviation, legendary, aviator, rise and fall, billionaire, corruption, obsession ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 1910s, 30s, 20s ...
Place: los angeles, new york, usa, beverly hills, washington d.c. ...
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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: captivating, realistic, serious
Audience: date night
Plot: wedding, hollywood, social differences, relationship vs career, cinderella story, love and romance, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, actor's life, media, couples, historical figure ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1940s
Place: philadelphia, europe, monaco
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: realistic, captivating, serious, sentimental
Plot: rising to stardom, desire for fame, rise and fall, ambition, actor's life, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, parents and children
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.5
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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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 129 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.0
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: talky, stylized, atmospheric, clever, sentimental ...
Plot: filmmaking, bankruptcy, anti semitism, obsession, movie business, ambition, artists and showbiz, rise and fall, ego clash, society, fighting the system, lifestyle ...
Time: 1940s, 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.7
 233
The Athlete (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Germany, Ethiopia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Running the streets of Rome in 1960, an unknown, barefooted Ethiopian man stunned the world by winning Olympic gold in the marathon. Overnight, Abebe Bikila became a sports legend. A hero in his own country and to the continent, Bikila was the first ...
Style: touching, uplifting, exciting, sentimental, stylized ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.4
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: sincere, uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 7.8
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
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Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: usa, new york, holland, europe, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.3
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Duration: 120 min.
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Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, captivating, clever
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Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Country: UK, Australia, USA, India
Duration: 118 min.
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Style: motivational, sentimental, emotional, touching, based on true events ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: sitcom, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
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Time: 70s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: captivating, melancholic, enigmatic, sentimental, factual ...
Plot: fashion, gay, rise to the top, fashion designer, ambition, couple relations, gays and lesbians, character study, fashion show, couples, gender, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1950s, 70s ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, morocco, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.2
 388
Sinatra (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 250 min.
TV show
Story: An extensive biopic of one of the most famous entertainers of the 20th century - Frank Sinatra. The only thing that could engage the public more than his songs and films was his sometimes controversial private life.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, singer, showbiz, relationship vs career, oldies, couples, music, rising to stardom, crumbling marriage, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 60s, 50s, 40s ...
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.2
 64K
Run Milkha Run (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 186 min.
Story: The true story of the "Flying Sikh" world champion runner and Olympian Milkha Singh who overcame the massacre of his family, civil war during the India-Pakistan partition, and homelessness to become one of India's most iconic athletes.
Style: uplifting, inspirational, captivating, meditative, realistic ...
Plot: rise to the top, running, talented, athlete's life, army, sport, lifestyle, rising to stardom, follow your dream, ambition, rivalry, determination ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: india, asia, pakistan, punjab, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: International art dealer Ron Hall must befriend a dangerous homeless man in order to save his struggling marriage to his wife, a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the journey of their lives.
Style: sincere, captivating, touching
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.5
 5K
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A fictionalized account of the lives of 1980s Tamil Nadu political icons M. G. Ramachandran and M. Karunanidhi, continuing the tryst between Tamil cinema and Dravidian politics.
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Time: 70s, 60s, 1960s, 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.7
 797
My Nikifor (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: From his birth in 1895 through his death in 1968, the gifted Polish naïve artist Nikifor Krynicki (AKA Epifan Drowniak) lived his life and eked out a career cloaked in obscurity - a casualty of both his extreme speech impediment (his tongue was ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating, gloomy
Plot: prodigy, ambition, couples, family life, celebrity culture, tragic love, couple relations, love and romance, society, lifestyle, isolation, free spirit ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%