Movies like Anna 1987

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Anna (1987)
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Anna (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Czech refugee Krystyna (Paulina Porizkova) travels to New York in search of her actress idol and fellow expatriate, Anna (Sally Kirkland). After her own arrival in the Big Apple, Anna finds that celebrity often doesn't travel well, and she must go through a battery of humiliating auditions to try and get work in her adopted land. But when Krystyna and Anna finally meet, they provide a support structure for each other.
Style: psychological, touching, gloomy, serious, emotional, realistic, contemplative, talky
Plot: aging, teachers and students, adoption, midlife crisis, follow your dream, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, nightlife, lifestyle, immigrants, rise to the top, actor's life, strong female presence, culture clash, showbiz, desire for fame, celebrity culture, female nudity, female protagonist, pantyhose, actress, bathtub, female stockinged legs, black pantyhose, czech abroad ...
Time: 80s
Place: czechoslovakia, new york, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and touching films with plots about artists and showbiz, lifestyle, hopes, society, showbiz, couples and unfulfillment mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Anna: Opening Night (1977), Sweet Bird of Youth (1989), Strangers Kiss (1983), Fall to Rise (2014), Beautiful Girl (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Opening Night (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: An actress suffers an emotional uproar in her personal life after a fan dies trying to see her.
Style: clever, talky, tense, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: aging, alcoholic, opening night, obsessed fan, actor's life, unfulfillment, introspection, alcohol abuse, human spirit, parents and children, human nature, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
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95%
Sweet Bird of Youth (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The melodrama of a failing, aging movie star who takes up with an ambitious masseur who takes her home only to show off in front of his former girl friend and her powerful father.
Style: stylized, gloomy, psychological, emotional, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: aging, actor's life, ambition, manipulations, couples, manipulation, couple relations, dishonesty, lifestyle, romance, desire for fame, unlikely couple ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Strangers Kiss (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: To help his actress girlfriend regain her confidence a Hollywood bigshot bankrolls a small budget film being made by a first-time producer and director pair. Despite the hand-to-mouth way it has to be made the film starts to come good, as does the ...
Style: talky, contemplative, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, underdog, love and romance, couples, realism, gangsters, actor's life, love triangle, showbiz, fall in love ...
Time: 80s, 1950s, 50s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 7.8
 28
Fall to Rise (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A famous dancer is fired after an injury and thrust into the role of motherhood.
Style: contemplative, emotional, realistic, psychological, serious
Plot: ambition, introspection, artists and showbiz, dancer's life, hopes, strong female presence, women, dancer
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Beautiful Girl (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Odessa is a beautiful girl addicted to the attention and money that being an adult film star brings. William, a lonely mechanic, has a crush on her, and she indulges his fantasy and leads him on. Thinking he can save her and help her find a normal ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, gloomy
Plot: porn star, fall in love, desire for fame, impossible love, ambition, showbiz, celebrity culture, actor's life, love and romance, artists and showbiz, sexual content, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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71%
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Amazon Falls (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Amazon Falls tells the story of a faded B-movie actress JANA who refuses to let go of her dream of being a star. Famous for her roles in Amazon movies where she portrayed a variety of pre-Xena warrior-princesses, she desperately tries to keep her ...
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: hollywood, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, human nature, ambition, aging, actress, rivalry, society, downfall, unfulfillment, showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Mother of George (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Nigeria, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A story about a woman willing to do anything and risk everything for her marriage.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, psychological, sincere
Plot: couple relations, immigrants, society, couples, lifestyle, trying to get pregnant, family relations, female protagonist, strong female presence, urban, woman
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
After the Rehearsal (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, West Germany
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Rational, exacting, and self-controlled theater director, Henrik Vogler, often stays after rehearsal to think and plan. On this day, Anna comes back, ostensibly looking for a bracelet. She is the lead in his new production of Stindberg's ...
Style: clever, psychological, contemplative, talky, serious ...
Plot: love triangle, theater, infidelity, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, haunted by the past, couple relations, destiny, showbiz, alcohol abuse, love affair ...
Time: 80s
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68%
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A Beautiful Soul (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An R&B singer snagged by the trappings of superstardom loses his way and turns his back on his church and faith-filled beginnings. Tragedy strikes, leaving a chance for redemption in its wake. But with rebirth, first comes death.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: redemption, introspection, self discovery, one more chance, musician's life, ambition, showbiz, hip hop, religions or cults, hopes, celebrity culture, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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57%
The Three Wishes of Billy Grier (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A teenager must cope with a disease that causes himself to age at an astronomical rate.
Style: gloomy, emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: teenage life, jazz, terminal illness, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, youth, aging, rapid aging
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Broken Roads (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Broken Roads is a contrasted portrait of life, dealing with loss, a journey of rediscovery & the hills climbed which forever change us.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: estrangement, teenage life, small town life, youth, small town, family tragedy, grandmother grandson relationship, curses spells and rituals, love, death, loss, coming of age
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Meat Loaf: To Hell and Back (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: "Meat Loaf" Aday is an overgrown Texas youngster, the son of a gentle woman dying of cancer and an alcoholic, abusive father. Tormented by his father and schoolmates over his size, he strikes out on his own after his mother's death, ...
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, captivating, semi serious
Plot: showbiz, ambition, rise to the top, desire for fame, musician's life, life is a bitch, music band, love and romance, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, lifestyle, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, texas, dallas texas
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50%
Multiple Sarcasms (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Gabriel is a man who on the surface has it all-successful professional life as an architect, a beautiful wife, Annie, and a devoted young daughter, Elizabeth. But slowly it dawns on him that he is not really happy. Gabriel decides that he wants to ...
Style: realistic, psychological, contemplative, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: family life, self discovery, midlife crisis, family relations, couple relations, introspection, writer's life, couples, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, playwright, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
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49%
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Another Woman (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Marion is a woman who has learned to shield herself from her emotions. She rents an apartment to work undisturbed on her new book, but by some acoustic anomaly she can hear all that is said in the next apartment in which a psychiatrist holds his ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, talky, meditative ...
Plot: midlife crisis, writing, eavesdropping, philosophy, depression, self discovery, human nature, writers, psychiatrist, painting, friendship, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Di Di Hollywood (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Bar worker Diana Diaz (Elsa Pataky) leaves Madrid for Miami and with new boyfriend, Robert (Luis Hacha), they then head for Hollywood, prepared to do anything for fame.
Style: captivating, realistic, cynical, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: hollywood, desire for fame, showbiz, actor's life, ambition, rising to stardom, follow your dream, agent, casting couch, infidelity, sex scene, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
An Englishman in New York (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Biographical drama based on the last 20 years of Crisp's life. The literary figure and gay iconoclast emigrated to New York in 1981 and lived there until his death. The film observes Crisp in both his public and private lives, from his ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, witty, humorous ...
Plot: aids, showbiz, lifestyle, aging, performer's life, society, celebrity culture, friendship, gays and lesbians, artists and showbiz, elderly, englishman abroad ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city
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47%
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The Wager (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An actor at the pinnacle of his Hollywood career finds himself buckling to temptation after he accepts the lead in a classic tale of good versus evil. Michael Steele has just been nominated for Best Actor at the Academy Awards. In the wake of that ...
Style: realistic, serious, christian film, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: hollywood, human spirit, relationship vs career, introspection, actor's life, desire for fame, ambition, artists and showbiz, society, rising to stardom, couples, showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The End of Innocence (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Seemingly autobiographical story of a woman overwhelmed with trying to please everyone except herself, and not finding any answers until she's admitted to a rehab center by her parents. Eventually here is where she finds her answers.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: self discovery, rehabilitation, family problems, mental institution, parents and children, drug abuse, doctors and patients, life is a bitch, power relations, drugs/alcohol, family relations, mentally unstable ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Almost a Woman (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young woman named Esmeralda and her family move to New York from a rural area of Puerto Rico. The transition is difficult due to the many challenges she and her family face.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: immigrants, lifestyle, rise to the top, human spirit, single parent, hopes, teenage life, parents and children, family life, family problems, youth, teachers and students ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, puerto rico, latin america, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Hollywood Wives: The New Generation (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Hollywood star (Fawcett), fed up with her husband's cheating, hires a private investigator to tail him. Emotional support is offered by her two friends - a soul singer (Givens) and a famous director's wife (Gilbert)
Style: semi serious, realistic, sexy, sexual
Plot: hollywood, private detective, showbiz, couple relations, celebrity culture, best friends, womanizer, aging, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, celebrity, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Last Rites of Joe May (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Now in his sixties, Joe is released from the hospital after a long battle with pneumonia and forced to confront the harsh reality of his legacy: everyone he knew had assumed he was dead, and life had gone on around him without missing a beat. ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: redemption, family relations, aging, father son relationship, self discovery, con artists, bittersweet, friends, elderly, single parent, pneumonia, domestic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
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44%
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Waterproof (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Single mother Tyree Battle struggles to keep her young son Thaniel away from the gang-plagued city streets that he is mixed up in. Under severe gang pressure, Thaniel accidentally shoots Jewish shopkeeper Eli Zeal in a botched robbery attempt. ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, contemplative
Plot: family relations, homecoming, gang, going straight, youth, family problems, parents and children, redemption, family life, heist, self discovery, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, louisiana
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43%
A Master Builder (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A successful, ego-maniacal architect who has spent a lifetime bullying his wife, employees and mistresses wants to make peace as his life approaches its final act.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, captivating, touching
Plot: introspection, couples, aging, elderly, redemption, apology, architect, society, death, disorder, life turned upside down, golden years ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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43%
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Cracks in the Shell (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Fine suffers from not being seen but she also does her best at not being noticed, even though she is an acting student. At night, when her mentally handicapped sister Jule cannot get to sleep and stereotypically bangs her head against the wall, Fine ...
Style: psychological, tense, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: actor's life, losing-it hero, power relations, artists and showbiz, actress, self destruction, mentor protege relationship, self destructing, theater, audition, school, twentysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
From the Head (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Underneath Times Square, there's a strip club filled with beautiful women. Behind the club's bathroom door is Shoes, a bathroom attendant. For three years, Shoes gives advice, compliments or a sympathetic ear to his visitors, getting ...
Style: realistic, talky, captivating, psychological, humorous ...
Plot: obsession, workplace, nightclub, workplace situations, wisdom of life, stripper, sex show, loneliness, strip club, nudity (full frontal - brief), adult virgin, coworker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Dangerous Game (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A New York film director, working on his latest movie in Los Angeles, begins to reflect the actions in his movie and real life, especially when he begins an affair with the lead actress.
Style: psychological, rough, art house, melancholic, gloomy ...
Plot: filmmaking, obsession, addiction, lifestyle, redemption, life is a bitch, downfall, showbiz, human nature, husband wife relationship, drugs, divorce ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: israel, los angeles, california, middle east, usa ...
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38%
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Video Girl (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lorie Walker ( Meagan Good), attends a ritzy private school in a small southern town. Raised by her grandmother Valerie ( Ruby Dee), she often daydreams of becoming a professional dancer. After a chance meeting with a renowned music video director, ...
Style: realistic, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, serious
Plot: desire for fame, ambition, dancer's life, celebrity culture, rise and fall, small town, life is a bitch, follow your dream, rivalry, society, injury, sex scene ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
All the Light in the Sky (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: An insomniac actress is facing the waning days of her career, when her niece pays a visit to her Malibu house.
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, midlife crisis, self discovery, actor's life, introspection, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, aspiring actress, beach house, insomnia, global warming, bare breasts ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, malibu california
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37%
A Cooler Climate (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Iris is broke after her divorce and takes a job working as a housekeeper for a wealthy woman named Paula. When Paula and her husband separate, an unlikely friendship blossoms between the women.
Style: talky, contemplative, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: housekeeper, working class, social differences, human nature, friendship, culture clash, family problems, couples, power relations, family relations, friends, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
America So Beautiful (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: This film follows the odyssey of a group of Iranian immigrants in Los Angeles, trying to find their place in America amidst the unfolding of the 1979 Iran hostage crisis.
Style: sincere, touching, uplifting, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: disco, racism, lifestyle, follow your dream, culture clash, nightlife, interracial relations, injustice, misfit, society, nightclub, immigrants ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%