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, rise and fall, society, rising to stardom, overdose, self discovery, ambition, human spirit, celebrity culture, heroin, painter, painting, basketball, graffiti, exhibition, drug addiction, homeless, friends, performer's life, life is a bitch, addiction ...
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, drug abuse, ambition, addiction, unfulfillment and mentor mostly in Drama, Biography and Music genres. Some movies like Basquiat: Pinero (2001), Pollock (2000), Factory Girl (2006), Lenny (1974), Bird (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: touching, sincere, serious, disturbing, factual ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, ambition, lifestyle, rise and fall, rising to stardom, life is a bitch, society, human nature, celebrity culture, couple relations, down on your luck ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city ...
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 7.0
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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: based on true events, emotional, inspirational, intellectual, atmospheric ...
Plot: painter, artist, painting, alcohol abuse, art, bohemian life, supportive spouse, rise and fall, addiction, lifestyle, self destructing, ambition ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, 40s, 1950s ...
Place: new york, usa, long island, greenwich village manhattan new york city
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83%
 6.5
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Factory Girl (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 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, contemplative, factual, romantic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: artist, addiction, singer, art, rise and fall, fashion, socialite, photographer, fame, actor's life, love, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1964 ...
Place: new york, usa, paris france, london, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.6
 15K
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, serious, realistic, rough, atmospheric ...
Plot: stripper, fighting the system, judaism, rise and fall, against the rules, civil rights, drug abuse, ambition, lifestyle, showbiz, addiction, rising to stardom ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 7.2
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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, based on true events, gloomy ...
Plot: jazz, heroin, music, drug abuse, addiction, lifestyle, ambition, musician's life, downfall, self destructing, showbiz, tragedy ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1940s, 1950s, 40s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: showbiz, music band, music, rising to stardom, rise and fall, addiction, musician's life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, ambition, celebrity culture, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 80s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, captivating, serious ...
Plot: musician's life, singer, musician, rock and roll, music, blues, success, showbiz, lifestyle, performer's life, rising to stardom, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 40s, 1940s ...
Place: chicago illinois, usa, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: filmmaking, alcohol, writers, addiction, friendship, alcohol abuse, hotel, bittersweet, strong female presence, unfulfillment, downfall, lifestyle ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 50s, 1940s, 20th century ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: drug abuse, heroin, basketball, vietnam war, going straight, athlete's life, lifestyle, ambition, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, contests and competitions, society ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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: tense, cynical, sexy, psychological, intense ...
Plot: pornography, murder, pornographer, drug abuse, addiction, filmmaking, ambition, life is a bitch, rise and fall, showbiz, artists and showbiz, porn industry ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.2
 84K
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: atmospheric, realistic, serious, factual, surreal ...
Plot: music band, singer, hallucination, drug abuse, lsd, musician, fame, star, mentally unstable, party, nervous breakdown, hippie ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1966, year 1949 ...
Place: california, usa, los angeles, britain, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.3
 15K
Party Monster (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Netherlands
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, addiction, drug abuse, celebrity culture, life is a bitch, society, hallucination, friendship between men, party, police ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, indiana, manhattan new york city, dallas texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
King of Salsa (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 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, realistic, serious, disturbing, sentimental
Plot: music, dancing, showbiz, artists and showbiz, ambition, musician's life, lifestyle, romance, drug abuse, rise and fall, life is a bitch, celebrity culture ...
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: usa, new york, puerto rico
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44%
 5.3
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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, rising to stardom, ambition, desire for fame, celebrity culture, starlet, drug addiction, posing nude, photo shoot, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.6
 22K
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, disturbing, serious, bleak, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: heroin, addiction, downfall, life is a bitch, drug abuse, friendship, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, drug dealing, drug addiction, youth, destructive relationship ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: berlin germany, europe, west germany, west berlin west germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: contemplative, serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), redemption, hospital, rise and fall, addiction, performer's life, life is a bitch, graphic violence, drugs/alcohol, burned alive, profanity, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: illinois, usa, ohio, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, bleak, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug abuse, alcohol abuse, nightlife, 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 ⇓
37%
 6.3
 183
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: atmospheric, captivating, semi serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: self discovery, on the road, buddies, life is a bitch, celebrity culture, drug abuse, fame, bus, road trip, writer's life, friends, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 60s, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 7.0
 41K
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, sexual, erotic, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: lesbian, addiction, fashion, drug abuse, lesbian romance, model, strong sexual content, mental illness, heroin, aids, supermodel, lesbianism ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.1
 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, touching, serious, sincere
Audience: girls' night
Plot: musician's life, music, rising to stardom, fall in love, couple relations, desire for fame, ambition, showbiz, addiction, celebrity culture, pop star, price of fame ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, serious, sentimental, captivating
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, dark humor ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, rehabilitation, human nature, lifestyle, life is a bitch, rise and fall, family problems, ambition, husband wife relationship, heroin, writers ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, pittsburgh, beverly hills, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: radical, obsession, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, social misfits, assassination attempt, losing-it hero, lifestyle, society, deadly, celebrity culture, rock ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, sincere, heartbreaking, thought provoking, touching ...
Plot: aids, fighting the system, human spirit, transsexual, gay slur, life is a bitch, terminal illness, death, gays and lesbians, treatment, strong sexual content, society ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1986, year 1985
Place: texas, usa, japan, dallas texas, china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.6
 902
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: realistic, captivating, serious, gloomy
Plot: musician's life, prodigy, ambition, rising to stardom, tragic hero, music band, drug abuse, artists and showbiz, rise and fall, life is a bitch, hotshot hero, overdose ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.4
 536
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, celebrity culture, physical appearance, artists and showbiz, hollywood, rags to riches, fame, single mother, drugs, marriage, model ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.4
 803
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, politics, betrayal, drug abuse, addiction, prodigy, tragic love, writer's life, tragic hero, lifestyle, rise and fall, life is a bitch ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1800s
Place: england, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.6
 241K
Blow (2001)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
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, atmospheric, captivating, emotional, depressing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, rise and fall, drug addiction, drug dealing, drug abuse, cocaine, drug use, friendship, gangsters, drug cartel, blind ambition, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 90s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: colombia, california, latin america, usa, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Bettie Page: Dark Angel (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Bettie Page was America's number one pin-up girl in the 1950s and became a cult icon. This biopic tells the story of the last 3 years of her short-lived career, recreating the incriminating bondage films which gave her the nickname "Dark ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sexy, sexual
Plot: actor's life, rise and fall, desire for fame, lifestyle, fashion, showbiz, celebrity culture, friendship, workplace romance, life is a bitch, against the rules, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: tennessee, florida, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Slaves of New York (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Meet the denizens of New York City: artists, prostitutes, saints, and seers. All are aspiring toward either fame or oblivion, and hoping for love and acceptance. Instead they find high rents, faithless partners, and dead-end careers.
Style: sentimental, humorous, ironic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, couples, society, lifestyle, ambition, love, adaptation, loneliness, bittersweet, stash, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%