Movies like Basquiat

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Basquiat (1996)
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Basquiat (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Director Julian Schnabel illustrates the portrait of his friend, the first African-American pop artist Jean-Michel Basquiat who unfortunately died at a young age and just as he was beginning to make a name for himself in the art world. Alongside the biography of Basquiat are the artists and the art scene from early 1980’s New York.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, captivating, realistic, factual, inspirational, sexy, rough, serious, non-linear ...
Plot: drug abuse, friendship, artist, art, self destructing, society, rise and fall, rising to stardom, overdose, human spirit, self discovery, ambition, celebrity culture, heroin, painter, painting, basketball, graffiti, drug addiction, homeless, friends, addiction, taxi driver, life is a bitch, dealer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city

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Most similar movies to Basquiat

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and captivating films with plots about life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, ambition, drug abuse, addiction, unfulfillment and drugs mostly in Drama, Biography and Music genres. Some movies like Basquiat: Party Monster (2003), Factory Girl (2006), Pinero (2001), Pollock (2000), Lenny (1974). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Party Monster (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The New York club scene of the 80s and 90s was a world like no other. Into this candy-colored, mirror ball playground stepped Michael Alig, a wannabe from nowhere special. Under the watchful eye of veteran club kid James St. James, Alig quickly rose ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, disturbing, surreal ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friends, gays and lesbians, gay, drug addiction, addiction, drug abuse, life is a bitch, celebrity culture, drugs, nightclub, social misfits, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: new york, usa, indiana, manhattan new york city, dallas texas ...
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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, addiction, art, rise and fall, fashion, actor's life, photographer, fame, love, singer, couple relations, socialite ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1970, year 1964 ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, paris france ...
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100%
 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, puerto rico, lower east side manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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74%
 7.0
 28K
Pollock (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In August of 1949, Life Magazine ran a banner headline that begged the question: "Jackson Pollock: Is he the greatest living painter in the United States?" The film is a look back into the life of an extraordinary man, a man who has ...
Style: emotional, inspirational, intellectual, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: painter, artist, alcohol abuse, painting, art, bohemian life, supportive spouse, rise and fall, addiction, self destructing, lifestyle, ambition ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, year 1949, year 1950 ...
Place: new york, usa, long island, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 7.6
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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, stripper, fighting the system, judaism, rise and fall, drug abuse, addiction, showbiz, lifestyle, ambition, family problems, tragic hero ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.1
 12K
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, captivating ...
Plot: jazz, heroin, music, drug abuse, addiction, lifestyle, ambition, downfall, musician's life, self destructing, showbiz, tragedy ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the mid-80s, three women (each with an attorney) arrive at the office of New York entertainment manager, Morris Levy. One is an L.A. singer, formerly of the Platters; one is a petty thief from Philly; one teaches school in a small Georgia town. ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: showbiz, music band, music, rise and fall, rising to stardom, addiction, teenage life, human nature, celebrity culture, couple relations, ambition, musician's life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Cadillac Records (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story of sex, violence, race and rock and roll in 1950s Chicago, and the exciting but turbulent lives of some of America's musical legends, including Muddy Waters, Leonard Chess, Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf, Etta James and Chuck Berry.
Style: sincere, realistic, sentimental, serious, captivating ...
Plot: musician's life, singer, blues, musician, rock and roll, music, showbiz, success, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, lifestyle, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1940s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, london, mississippi, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, realistic, serious ...
Plot: filmmaking, writers, addiction, friendship, hotel, performer's life, couples, friends, family problems, drug abuse, destructive relationship, tragic love ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 50s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.2
 91K
The Doors (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA, France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The story of the famous and influential 1960's rock band and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison.
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, factual, surreal ...
Plot: music band, singer, hallucination, drug abuse, lsd, rock and roll, musician, hippie, fame, mentally unstable, nervous breakdown, party ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1971, year 1969, year 1965 ...
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new york, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A dramatization of the life of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (Don Cheadle), with a lot of factual based occurrences. A reformed junkie returns from prison to clean up his act and devote the rest of his life to the young kids of Harlem. 1996 ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, sincere
Plot: drug abuse, heroin, basketball, vietnam war, going straight, youth, life is a bitch, contests and competitions, hopes, society, ambition, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.8
 3K
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, rise and fall, life is a bitch, showbiz, artists and showbiz, porn industry, lust, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: captivating, serious, realistic, disturbing, sentimental
Plot: dancing, showbiz, ambition, musician's life, artists and showbiz, music, lifestyle, romance, drug abuse, rise and fall, life is a bitch, salsa ...
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: new york, usa, puerto rico
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39%
 5.2
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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, sexy, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: playboy, rise and fall, celebrity, starlet, ambition, rising to stardom, desire for fame, celebrity culture, drug addiction, female protagonist, overdose, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 90s, 21st century
Place: usa
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37%
 7.5
 25K
Christiane F. (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 138 min.
Story: This movie portrays the drug scene in Berlin in the 70s, following tape recordings of Christiane F. 14 years old Christiane lives with her mother and little sister in a typical multi-storey apartment building in Berlin. She's fascinated by the ...
Style: rough, bleak, serious, disturbing, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: heroin, addiction, drug abuse, life is a bitch, downfall, drug addiction, juvenile delinquency, friendship, teenage life, drug overdose, youth, drug dealing ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: berlin germany, europe, west berlin west germany, west germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere, dramatic ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), redemption, hospital, rise and fall, addiction, graphic violence, burned alive, drug abuse, introspection, against the odds, rising to stardom, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, illinois, los angeles, ohio, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Bright Lights, Big City (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young kid from Kansas moves to New York to work on a magazine. He gets caught up in the world of drink and drugs, and starts a steady decline. The only hope is the cousin of one of his drinking partners, can she pull him through it ?
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug abuse, nightlife, alcohol abuse, addiction, redemption, life is a bitch, starting over, friendship, supportive spouse, downfall, writers, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.9
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Gia (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Gia Carangi travels to New York City with dreams of becoming a fashion model. Within minutes of arriving, she meets Wilhelmina Cooper, a wise and high-powered agent who takes Gia under her wing. With Cooper's help and her own natural instincts, ...
Style: psychological, rough, melancholic, sexy, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: lesbian, addiction, drug abuse, fashion, model, lesbian romance, heroin, drug addiction, aids, strong sexual content, mental illness, lesbianism ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 5.0
 2K
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: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, sincere
Audience: girls' night
Plot: musician's life, rising to stardom, music, showbiz, couple relations, celebrity culture, addiction, fall in love, desire for fame, ambition, price of fame, pop star ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.0
 207
Neal Cassady (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The story of what happened to Neal Cassady after Jack Kerouac's "On The Road" came out. Deals primarily with Neal's relationship to his fictional alter-ego, Dean Moriarty.
Style: semi serious, realistic, captivating, atmospheric, sexy ...
Plot: on the road, self discovery, life is a bitch, buddies, drug abuse, celebrity culture, fame, bus, road trip, writer's life, artists and showbiz, friends ...
Time: 60s, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.5
 255K
Blow (2001)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A boy named George Jung grows up in a struggling family in the 1950's. His mother nags at her husband as he is trying to make a living for the family. It is finally revealed that George's father cannot make a living and the family goes ...
Style: serious, captivating, atmospheric, emotional, depressing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, drug addiction, drug abuse, drug dealing, rise and fall, drug cartel, drug use, gangsters, friendship, cocaine, blind ambition, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 60s, 50s, 90s ...
Place: colombia, california, latin america, usa, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
I Shot Andy Warhol (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Valerie Solanas who was a 1960s radical preaching hatred toward men in her "Scum" manifesto. She wrote a screenplay for a film that she wanted Andy Warhol to produce, but he continued to ignore her. So she shot ...
Style: disturbing, clever, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: radical, obsession, low lives, hypocrisy, breaking point, men hatred, losing-it hero, misfit, assassination attempt, social misfits, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: sentimental, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: desire for fame, actor's life, rising to stardom, rise and fall, ambition, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, parents and children
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Anna Nicole Smith Story (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: sexy, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: rising to stardom, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, physical appearance, hollywood, rags to riches, marriage, older man younger woman relationship, model, drugs, celebrity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, rise and fall, life is a bitch, family problems, ambition, husband wife relationship, heroin, writers ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, beverly hills, pittsburgh, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug-taking, women-loving, homophobic man who in 1986 was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live.
Style: psychological, heartbreaking, sincere, thought provoking, touching ...
Plot: human spirit, aids, fighting the system, transsexual, life is a bitch, gay slur, terminal illness, death, gays and lesbians, treatment, casual sex, dying ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, year 1986, year 1985
Place: texas, usa, japan, china, dallas texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.6
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Hendrix (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Biography of rock star Jimi Hendrix chronicles his early career, including a stint with Little Richard who fired him for getting too flamboyant, to his tragic failure.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: musician's life, rising to stardom, ambition, prodigy, music band, tragic hero, drug abuse, rise and fall, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, overdose, hotshot hero ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
 28K
Selena (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In this biographical drama, Selena Quintanilla is born into a musical Mexican-American family in Texas. Her father, Abraham, realizes that his young daughter is talented and begins performing with her at small venues. She finds success and falls for ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, factual, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: singer, rising to stardom, musician's life, human spirit, hopes, showbiz, tragedy, performer's life, latin, family relations, elopement, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 60s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.4
 852
Pandemonium (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Set in England during the early 19th century, Pandaemonium evokes late-1960s America in its depiction of the relationship between Samuel Taylor Coleridge (Linus Roach) and William Wordsworth (John Hannah). Instead of going to Vietnam, Wordsworth ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: friendship, betrayal, politics, addiction, drug abuse, prodigy, tragic hero, rise and fall, lifestyle, writer's life, tragic love, life is a bitch ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s
Place: france, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.6
 14K
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 ...
Style: serious, captivating, factual, intense, talky ...
Plot: sex addict, friendship, filmmaking, tv show, hollywood, infidelity, rise and fall, adultery, addiction, crumbling marriage, showbiz, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1964, year 1965
Place: usa, los angeles, california, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%