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Auto Focus (2002)
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Auto Focus (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A successful TV star during the 1960s, former "Hogan's Heroes" actor Bob Crane projects a wholesome family-man image, but this front masks his persona as a sex addict who records and photographs his many encounters with women, often with the help of his seedy friend, John Henry Carpenter. This biographical drama reveals how Crane's double life takes its toll on him and his family, and ultimately contributes to his death
Style: serious, captivating, factual, intense, talky, psychological, sexy, gloomy, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: sex addict, friendship, hollywood, filmmaking, tv show, infidelity, rise and fall, adultery, addiction, showbiz, crumbling marriage, couple relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), ambition, family problems, lifestyle, actor's life, sexual dysfunction, starlet, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, looking for sex, orgy, tv star, character study ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1964, year 1965, 1960s
Place: usa, los angeles, california, arizona

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, intense and interesting films with plots about dialogue, mentor, artists and showbiz, runaway, storytelling, nudity (full frontal - brief) and redemption mostly in Drama, Biography and Crime genres. Some movies like Auto Focus: Rated X (2000), Boogie Nights (1997), Permanent Midnight (1998), Lovelace (2013), The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Rated X (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Jim and Artie Mitchell, two brothers who entered the porn industry in the early 60's. After creating such legendary porn films as "Behind the Green Door" and "Inside Marily Chambers", they later ...
Style: cynical, tense, sexy, psychological, intense ...
Plot: murder, drug abuse, addiction, filmmaking, ambition, showbiz, rise and fall, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, porn industry, lust, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
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 7.9
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Boogie Nights (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Set in 1977, back when sex was safe, pleasure was a business and business was booming, idealistic porn producer Jack Horner aspires to elevate his craft to an art form. Horner discovers Eddie Adams, a hot young talent working as a busboy in a ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, touching, stylized, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: porn industry, drug abuse, cocaine, rise and fall, sex, drugs, male prostitution, porn actor, addiction, adultery, strong sexual content, lifestyle ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1982
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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100%
Permanent Midnight (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Ben Stiller plays comedy writer Jerry Stahl, whose $6000-a-week heroin habit had him taking his infant daughter along on his drug runs and doing smack during TV script conferences. Departing detox, Stahl explores memories with survivor Kitty, who ...
Style: serious, intense, depressing, factual, disturbing ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, rehabilitation, human nature, lifestyle, family problems, rise and fall, life is a bitch, ambition, husband wife relationship, heroin, writers ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, beverly hills, pittsburgh, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.1
 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, sincere, captivating, sexy, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: porn actress, sexual abuse, porn star, rough sex, porn, filmmaking, notoriety, artists and showbiz, redemption, strong sexual content, life is a bitch, actor's life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 2002, year 1970
Place: usa, florida, malibu california, new york, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 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, captivating, witty, factual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, millionaire, aids, free love, legal, civil rights, lawsuit, porn, fighting the system, rebellion, rise to the top, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 70s, 80s
Place: kentucky, usa, cincinnati ohio, ohio, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: psychological, realistic, serious, rough, atmospheric ...
Plot: civil rights, judaism, stripper, fighting the system, rise and fall, against the rules, stand up comedian, drug abuse, lifestyle, ambition, addiction, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The professional and personal life of actor and comedian Peter Sellers was a turbulent one. His early movie fame was based primarily on his comic characterizations, often of bumbling and foreign-accented persons, characters which he embodied. As his ...
Style: captivating, realistic, emotional, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: showbiz, actor's life, rising to stardom, rise and fall, lifestyle, ambition, understanding, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, couple relations, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 50s, 20th century
Place: rome italy, italy, switzerland, london
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63%
 6.8
 29K
Bugsy (1991)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: New York gangster Ben 'Bugsy' Siegel takes a brief business trip to Los Angeles. A sharp-dressing womanizer with a foul temper, Siegel doesn't hesitate to kill or maim anyone crossing him. In L.A. the life, the movies, and most of all ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, stylized ...
Plot: hollywood, gangsters, casino, crimes, rise and fall, ambition, bohemian life, elimination, love affair, mafia, gambling, hotel ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945, 1930s, 70s
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles, new york, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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, clever, cynical, captivating ...
Plot: filmmaking, writers, addiction, friendship, hotel, drug abuse, destructive relationship, tragic love, introspection, infidelity, couple relations, verbal byplay ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 50s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.3
 22K
Factory Girl (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 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, factual, romantic, melancholic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: artist, art, addiction, rise and fall, fashion, photographer, fame, actor's life, love, singer, couple relations, socialite ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1964, year 1971 ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.8
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Star 80 (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Paul Snider is a narcissistic, small time hustler who fancies himself a ladies man. His life changes when he meets Dorothy Stratten working behind the counter of a Dairy Queen.
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: playboy, crimes of passion, jealous husband, obsession, rise and fall, fame, murder, couple relations, crumbling marriage, couples, family problems, fall in love ...
Time: 80s, year 1978, 70s
Place: vancouver, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.0
 17K
Infamous (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: While researching his book In Cold Blood, writer Truman Capote develops a close relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith.
Style: tense, serious, sincere, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: murder, death sentence, obsession, writer's life, friendship, investigation, human nature, crimes, fame, gossip and rumors, journalism, obsessive quest ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: kansas, usa, new york, manhattan new york city, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, realistic ...
Plot: filmmaking, obsession, addiction, lifestyle, redemption, downfall, life is a bitch, human nature, showbiz, husband wife relationship, drugs, divorce ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: israel, los angeles, middle east, usa, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.8
 76K
Hitchcock (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Hitchcock follows the relationship between director Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma Reville during the making of his most famous film "Psycho" - and the trials and tribulations the director faced from Hollywood censors.
Style: serious, suspense, captivating, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: obsession, hollywood, showbiz, director, filmmaking, talented, love and romance, couple relations, dreams, artists and showbiz, husband wife relationship, jealousy ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, year 1960, year 1959 ...
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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Norma Jean & Marilyn (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: This film follows Norma Jean from her simple, ambitious youth to her sex star pinnacle and back down. She moves from lover to lover in order to further her career. She finds fame but never happiness, only knowing seduction but not love.
Style: touching, gloomy, disturbing, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: actor's life, showbiz, playboy, life is a bitch, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, rising to stardom, love and romance, desire for fame, rise and fall, tragic hero ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.2
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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: sincere, touching, serious, disturbing, factual ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, lifestyle, ambition, rising to stardom, rise and fall, society, life is a bitch, celebrity culture, couple relations, human nature, down on your luck ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, puerto rico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Goodfellas (1990)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, rise and fall, crimes, criminal heroes, friends, mentor, court, fbi, cosa nostra, racial slur ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1970 ...
Place: new york, florida, brooklyn new york city, usa, bronx new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.6
 14K
Animal Factory (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young man goes to prison and a tough, older convict takes him under his wing as a mentor.
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, serious, rough ...
Plot: prison, friendship, prison rape, survival, human nature, crimes, confined, fish out of water, prison warden, nudity (full frontal - brief), drugs, prison escape ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, paris france, puerto rico, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 7.2
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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: serious, realistic, sentimental, captivating, clever
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, dying young, actor's life, ambition, lifestyle, rise and fall, rising to stardom, prodigy, celebrity culture, addiction, teenage life ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: usa, indiana, malibu california, santa monica california, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.1
 13K
Bird (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Saxophone player Charlie Parker comes to New York in 1940. He is quickly noticed for his remarkable way of playing. He becomes a drug addict but his loving wife Chan tries to help him.
Style: atmospheric, factual, stylized, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: jazz, heroin, music, drug abuse, addiction, self destructing, lifestyle, ambition, downfall, musician's life, showbiz, tragedy ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
King of Salsa (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The rise and fall of salsa singer, Héctor Lavoe (1946-1993), as told from the perspective of his wife Puchi, who looks back from 2002.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, disturbing, sentimental
Plot: dancing, ambition, musician's life, artists and showbiz, showbiz, music, lifestyle, romance, rise and fall, life is a bitch, drug abuse, salsa ...
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: new york, usa, puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
What's Love Got to Do with It (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A film about the singer Tina Turner and how she rose to stardom with her abusive husband Ike Turner and how she gained the courage to break free.
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, inspirational, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: domestic violence, starting over, price of fame, fall in love, music, musician's life, abusive husband, ambition, rape victim, music band, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 3.9
 4K
Liz & Dick (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: On the set of Cleopatra, Hollywood's most beautiful star, Elizabeth Taylor, fell into the arms of one of the world's greatest actors, Richard Burton - and she didn't leave. Their subsequent white-hot, scandalous love affair gave rise ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, sexy
Plot: hollywood, paparazzi, couple relations, actor's life, lifestyle, renewed love, couples, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, actress, husband wife relationship, infidelity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 6.3
 2K
Tom & Viv (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The story of the marriage of the poet TS Eliot to socialite Vivienne Haigh-Wood, which had to cope with her gynaeological and emotional problems and his growing fame.
Style: psychological, emotional, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: romance, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, love and romance, writer's life, couples, honeymoon, family relations, family problems, family life ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.0
 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, showbiz, friendship, celebrity, celebrity culture, buddy, movie star, hollywood, photographer, actor, rising to stardom ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1955
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.3
 5K
Baadasssss! (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Director Mario Van Peebles chronicles the complicated production of his father Melvin's classic 1971 film, "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song." Playing his father in the film, Van Peebles offers an unapologetic account of ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, sweet, talky ...
Plot: racism, filmmaking, interracial relations, fighting the system, showbiz, hollywood, artists and showbiz, family relations, rejection, nudity (full frontal - brief), underdog, prejudice ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Light Sleeper (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A drug dealer with upscale clientele is having moral problems going about his daily deliveries. A reformed addict, he has never gotten over the wife that left him, and the couple that use him for deliveries worry about his mental well-being and his ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: drug dealing, obsession, redemption, drug dealer, going straight, addiction, life is a bitch, crimes, hopes, drug abuse, insomnia, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.6
 482
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: serious, realistic, atmospheric, touching, sincere ...
Plot: ambition, actor's life, lifestyle, introspection, hopes, artists and showbiz, friendship, gay, murder, celebrity, friends, unfulfillment ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.0
 5K
Sweet Dreams (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Lange stunningly portrays Patsy Cline, the velvet-voiced country singer who died in a tragic plane crash.
Style: realistic, factual, atmospheric, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: fame, air disaster, musician's life, ambition, historical figure, family problems, love and romance, showbiz, country music, rising to stardom, couples, tragic hero ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, year 1956, year 1958 ...
Place: west virginia, nashville tennessee, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.6
 23K
Hoffa (1992)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Jack Nicholson's portrait of union leader James R. Hoffa, as seen through the eyes of his friend, Bobby Ciaro (Danny DeVito). The film follows Hoffa through his countless battles with the RTA and President Roosevelt all the way to a conclusion ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: labor union, gangsters, politics, crimes, rise and fall, social activist, political corruption, political intrigue, ambition, rivalry, dishonesty, partners ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 1930s, 50s, 1940s ...
Place: detroit, new york, michigan, usa, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%