Movies like The Amazing Howard Hughes

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The Amazing Howard Hughes (1977)
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The Amazing Howard Hughes (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 215 min.
Story: The Amazing Howard Hughes is a 1977 television movie about American aviation pioneer and filmmaker Howard Hughes, based on the book by Hughes' business partner Noah Dietrich. The film starred Tommy Lee Jones, Ed Flanders, and Tovah Feldshuh.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: adventure, obsession, misfit, rich and poor, prodigy, hollywood, ambition, adventurer, mentally unstable, artists and showbiz, car chase, lifestyle, rise to the top, unfulfillment, celebrity culture, power relations, aviator, aviation, pilot, billionaire, recluse, director, weirdo
Time: 20th century
Place: usa, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and sentimental films with plots about artists and showbiz, ambition, lifestyle, celebrity culture, hollywood, actor's life and showbiz mostly in Biography, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Amazing Howard Hughes: Gods (2014), Polanski Unauthorized (2009), The Jayne Mansfield Story (1980), Flynn (1993), The Brittany Murphy Story (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Gods (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Set in communist Poland of the 80s the movie depicts early career of cardio surgeon Zbigniew Religa.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: politics, heart transplant, operation, doctors and patients, ambition, rise to the top, power relations, surgeon, doctor, hospital, clinic, death ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1987, year 1985
Place: poland
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Polanski Unauthorized (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An unauthorized chronicle of the life of Roman Polanski.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: prodigy, ambition, lifestyle, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, filmmaking, unfulfillment
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: europe, usa
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81%
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: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: publicity, hollywood, ambition, celebrity culture, rich and poor, feminism, power relations, bittersweet, artists and showbiz, actor's life, love and romance, rise and fall ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
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81%
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Flynn (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A biographical movie on the film star Errol Flynn's early life before Hollywood fame.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental
Plot: hollywood, criminal heroes, gays and lesbians, adventurer, celebrity culture, showbiz, legends and myths, school, theater, murder, actor's life, crimes ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: australia, usa
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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
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75%
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Last Call (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Renowned writer F. Scott Fitzgerald is living the last months of his life with his youthful secretary, confidant, and protégé who later wrote a memoir of their time together.
Style: clever, serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: prodigy, life is a bitch, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, couples, ambition, love and romance, mental illness, showbiz, split personality, terminal illness, family problems ...
Place: california
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72%
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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: sentimental, realistic, serious, captivating, clever
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, actor, dying young, actor's life, lifestyle, prodigy, ambition, rising to stardom, rise and fall, life is a bitch, desire for fame ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: usa, malibu california, santa monica california, indiana, new york
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70%
W.C. Fields and Me (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Film biography of actor-comedian W.C. Fields, concentrating on his years in Hollywood and his relationship with aspiring actress Caroltta Monti.
Style: realistic, serious, silent film, parody
Plot: filmmaking, hollywood, alcohol abuse, relationship vs career, actor's life, artists and showbiz, ambition, couples, dressing room, movie star, wax museum, little person ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, california, new york
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70%
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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: touching, sincere, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: actor's life, lifestyle, ambition, introspection, friendship, artists and showbiz, hopes, celebrity, gay, murder, friends, hollywood ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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68%
The Audrey Hepburn Story (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The film spans from Hepburn's early childhood to the 1950s which details her life as a Dutch ballerina, coming to grips with her parents' divorce, and enduring life in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II. She then settles in ...
Style: feel good, uplifting, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: hollywood, showbiz, world war two, celebrity culture, actor's life, performer's life, rising to stardom, haunted by the past, human spirit, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: usa, new york, holland, europe, manhattan new york city
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67%
Burton and Taylor (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: TV drama based on Richard Burton's diaries, about his last performance in 1983 with ex-wife Elizabeth Taylor. They meet after several years and he agrees to her suggestion that they star in a stage revival on Broadway of Noel Coward's ...
Style: realistic, captivating, stylized, serious
Plot: couple relations, artists and showbiz, actor's life, couples, celebrity culture, hollywood, love, showbiz, love affair, love and romance, lifestyle, marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1983
Place: usa, los angeles, new york
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67%
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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: realistic, serious, sexy, captivating
Plot: rising to stardom, lifestyle, plastic surgery, artists and showbiz, physical appearance, celebrity culture, hollywood, rags to riches, marriage, single mother, drugs, model ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, contemporary
Place: usa
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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: 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
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65%
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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, art ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
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65%
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, sentimental, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: multiple sclerosis, rising to stardom, writer's life, family relations, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, ambition, single parent, ends with biographical notes, school, single mother, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 80s
Place: england, london, europe
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64%
The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story (2014)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story delves into the experiences of six unknown young actors placed into the Hollywood spotlight, exposing the challenges of growing up under public scrutiny.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental
Plot: teenage life, rising to stardom, showbiz, celebrity culture, actor's life, tv show, youth, ambition, hollywood, coming of age, media, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2010s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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64%
Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 282 min.
Story: The true story of one of the richest women in America - heiress to the Woolworth fortune. She had vast wealth and seven husbands, but never found lasting love.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: alcohol abuse, wealth, dishonesty, rise and fall, life is a bitch, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, addiction, rich and poor, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, downfall ...
Place: morocco, denmark, africa, england, europe
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63%
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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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63%
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Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Biography of Loretta Lynn, a country and western singer that came from poverty to fame.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, feel good, uplifting ...
Plot: country music, female friendship, music, rising to stardom, human spirit, artists and showbiz, musician's life, rags to riches, relationship vs career, family problems, career change, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1950s, 50s, 80s
Place: kentucky, usa, washington state, nashville tennessee, appalachia
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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
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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, realistic, serious, touching, sincere
Audience: girls' night
Plot: musician's life, rising to stardom, music, fall in love, couple relations, desire for fame, ambition, showbiz, addiction, celebrity culture, price of fame, pop star ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
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62%
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
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62%
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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: realistic, serious, captivating, sincere, factual ...
Plot: computers and web, technology, prodigy, apple computer, genius, ambition, rise to the top, computer, inventions and discoveries, workplace situations, dialogue driven, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1984 ...
Place: usa, san francisco, california
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61%
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The Three Stooges (2000)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A biography of the Three Stooges, in which their careers and rise to fame is shown throughout the eyes of their leader, Moe.
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: ambition, rise to the top, actor's life, showbiz, lifestyle, three stooges, tv show, artists and showbiz, disability, comedian, farce, comedy team ...
Time: 90s
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60%
Bound for Glory (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: A biography of Woody Guthrie, one of America's greatest folk singers. He left his dust-devastated Texas home in the 1930s to find work, discovering the suffering and strength of America's working class.
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, touching, compassionate ...
Plot: labor union, folk music, music, artists and showbiz, great depression, musician's life, love and romance, americana, couple relations, hitchhiker, desert, on the road ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 70s
Place: texas, california, oklahoma, usa, los angeles ...
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60%
Growing Up Brady (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tell-all story of what happened behind the scenes of the 70s hit TV series "The Brady Bunch." Based on the book written by Barry Williams, the actor who played Greg Brady.
Style: sitcom, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: actor's life, showbiz, relationship vs career, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, workplace, tv show, alcohol abuse, family relations, movie studio, sexual content, media ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s
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60%
Mr. Rock 'n' Roll: The Alan Freed Story (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This is the story of Alan Freed. He was working as a DJ in Cleveland, Ohio, and he discovered how amazing R&B or Rhytym & Blues is, however, the music is considered to be "BLACK" music. So, most radio stations won't ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: racism, artists and showbiz, ambition, rising to stardom, love and romance, music, desire for fame, society, media, life is a bitch, r&b, showbiz ...
Time: 50s
Place: new york, usa, ohio, cleveland ohio, manhattan new york city ...
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59%
Set Fire to the Stars (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An aspiring poet in 1950s New York has his ordered world shaken when he embarks on a week-long retreat to save his hell raising hero, Dylan Thomas.
Style: sincere, sentimental, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: writer's life, life turned upside down, artists and showbiz, poet, disorder
Time: 50s, 1950s, 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
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59%
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Paradise Found (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, Australia, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Paradise Found is a biography about the painter Paul Gauguin. Focusing on his personal conflict between citizen life and his family life and the art scene in Frane. In an incredible imagery montage Gauguin manages to make a successful living in the ...
Style: realistic, serious, scenic, contemplative
Plot: obsessive quest, lifestyle, ambition, prodigy, survival, obsession, love affair, tragic love, destiny, life is a bitch, love and romance, tragic hero ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1890s
Place: paris france, tahiti, europe, france
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59%
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Song of Norway (1970)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Like the play from which it derived, the film tells of the early struggles of composer Edvard Grieg and his attempts to develop an authentic Norwegian national music. It stars Toralv Maurstad as Grieg and features an international cast including ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, captivating, 70mm film
Plot: composer, music, artists and showbiz, love and romance, musician's life, lifestyle, ambition, society, rise to the top, couples, power relations, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: norway, europe
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59%