Movies like Blaze 1989

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Blaze (1989)
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Blaze (1989)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This movie tells the story of the latter years of Earl Long, a flamboyant governor of Louisiana. The aging Earl, an unapologetic habitue of strip joints, falls in love with young stripper Blaze Starr. When Earl and Blaze move in together, Earl's opponents use this to attack his controversial political program, which included civil rights for blacks in the 1950's.
Style: sexy, light, unusual plot structure, political, melancholic, dramatic, harsh, talky, intense, visually appealing ...
Plot: stripper, politics, political corruption, governor, civil rights, forbidden love, eccentricity, sport, catastrophe, gangsters, doctors, relationships, loneliness, life, friendship, writers, death, betrayal, addiction, hospital, mental institution, fantasy world, destiny, brutality, corruption ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, latin america, new jersey, usa, texas

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, talky and visually appealing films with plots about storytelling, dialogue, mentor, catastrophe, runaway, life philosophy and adaptation mostly in Drama, Comedy and Biography genres. Some movies like Blaze: Cobb (1994), Nobody's Fool (1994), True Colors (1991), I'm Not Rappaport (1996), Surviving Picasso (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Cobb (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Al Stump is a famous sports-writer chosen by Ty Cobb to co-write his official, authorized 'autobiography' before his death. Cobb, widely feared and despised, feels misunderstood and wants to set the record straight about 'the greatest ...
Style: factual, inspirational, intense, serious, rough ...
Plot: baseball, sport, underdog, dark hero, adaptation, mentor, brutality, lone hero, historical figure, life is a bitch, athlete's life, ghost writer ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s
Place: detroit, california, new jersey, georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: unusual plot structure, buddy movie, inspirational, melancholic, feel good ...
Plot: hospital, redemption, addiction, death, childhood, drug addiction, male nudity, bullying, first contact, fantasy world, gangsters, catastrophe ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, illinois, ohio, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.3
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Nobody's Fool (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sully is a rascally ne'er-do-well approaching retirement age. While he is pressing a worker's compensation suit for a bad knee, he secretly works for his nemesis, Carl, and flirts with Carl's young wife Toby. Sully's long- ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, atmospheric, talky ...
Plot: small town, father son relationship, redemption, justice, self discovery, family relations, parents and children, aging, elderly, retirement, generation gap, family reunited ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, new jersey, new york state, usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.3
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True Colors (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two law school friends find themselves at odds when one becomes a Justice Department lawyer and the other goes into politics.
Style: talky, political, intense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: politics, political corruption, friendship, manipulation, betrayal, legal action, college, corruption, society, political intrigue, campaign, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey, california, virginia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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I'm Not Rappaport (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Old Nat Moyer is a talker, a philosopher, and a troublemaker with a fanciful imagination. His companion is Midge Carter, who is half-blind, but still the super of an apartment house. When he is threatened with retirement, Nat battles on his behalf. ...
Style: feel good, humorous, talky, not serious, witty ...
Plot: friendship, aging, life philosophy, odd couple, partners, elderly, couples, retiring, crimes, apartment building, african american, lie ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Surviving Picasso (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The passionate Merchant-Ivory drama tells the story of Francoise Gilot, the only lover of Pablo Picasso who was strong enough to withstand his ferocious cruelty and move on with her life.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, intense, romantic ...
Plot: painter, artist, womanizer, art, love triangle, infidelity, character study, physical abuse, mistress, couple relations, love and romance, love affair ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 60s, 20th century
Place: poland, paris france, las vegas, new jersey, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Gypsy (1962)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Based on the Broadway hit about the life and times of burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee and her aggressive stage mother, Mama Rose.
Style: sexy, visually appealing, feminist film, feel good, talky ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: stripper, burlesque, dancing, mother daughter relationship, domineering mother, ambition, showbiz, theater, manipulation, revenge, powerful ending, teenager ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 50s, 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.4
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Carny (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Tired of being a small-town waitress, Donna departs with the latest carnival show, living with entertainers Frankie and Patch in a tense, emotional triangle.
Style: sexy, feel good, unusual plot structure, light, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, small town, circus, loneliness, honest, lone hero, adventure, unlikely friendships, adolescence, culture clash, life, adaptation ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, canada, california, texas
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42%
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The Van (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in "Barrytown", a fictitious working-class quarter of Dublin. "Bimbo" Reeves gets laid off from his job. With his redundancy, he buys a van and sells fish and chips with his buddy Larry. Due to Ireland's surprising ...
Style: realistic, feel good, humorous, parody, witty ...
Plot: friendship, unemployment, working class, food, irish, creativity, erotica, dysfunctional family, police investigation, addiction, distopia, transformation ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, london, dublin ireland, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
First Monday in October (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: For the first time in history a woman is appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, where she becomes a friendly rival to a liberal associate.
Style: humorous, light, entertaining, melancholic, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, supreme court, judiciary, battle of the sexes, justice, legal, politics, romance, unlikely couple, fighting the system, rivalry, workplace romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington d.c., new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Play It to the Bone (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Two aging fighters in LA, friends, get a call from a Vegas promoter because his undercard fighters for a Mike Tyson bout that night are suddenly unavailable. He wants them to box each other. They agree as long as the winner gets a shot at the ...
Style: humorous, inspirational, melancholic, intense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: boxing, sport, friendship, unlikely friendships, contests and competitions, hopes, athlete's life, underdog, ambition, fight, road trip, golf ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.9
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Punchline (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Lilah Krytsick is a mother and housewife who's always believed she could be a stand-up comedian. Steven Gold is an experienced stand-up seemingly on the cusp of success. When the two meet, they form an unlikely friendship, and Steven tries to ...
Style: talky, humorous, intense, realistic, clever ...
Plot: romance, stand up comedian, creativity, family, showbiz, rise to the top, ambition, friendship, performer's life, couples, redemption, writers ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.6
 9K
Tin Men (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A minor car accident drives two rival aluminum-siding salesmen to the ridiculous extremes of man versus man in 1963 Baltimore.
Style: realistic, witty, humorous, sexy, dramatic ...
Plot: car, bittersweet, marketing, business, friendship, revenge, adultery, car accident, transformation, nudity (full frontal - brief), obsession, mentor ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, year 1963
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Whose Life Is It Anyway? (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Ken Harrison is an artist that lives to make sculptures. One day he is involved in a car accident, and is paralyzed from his neck down. All he can do is talk and move his head, and he wants to die. Whilst he is in hospital he makes friends with some ...
Style: sad, emotional, touching, thought provoking, tear jerker ...
Plot: disability, hospital, courtroom drama, suicide, euthanasia, female nudity, mentor, terminal illness, prejudice, moral ambiguity, psychiatrist, redemption ...
Time: 80s
Place: massachusetts, boston
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36%
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Bobby (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1968 the lives of a retired doorman, hotel manager, lounge singer, busboy, beautician and others intersect in the wake of Robert F. Kennedy's assassination at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.
Style: political, realistic, intense, light, melancholic ...
Plot: politics, hotel, corruption, senator, assassination, brutality, relationships, racial slur, redemption, honest, reporter, state affairs ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: los angeles, california, washington d.c., texas, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Leap of Faith (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jonas Nightengale is a fraudulent Christian faith healer who makes a living travelling around America holding revival meetings and conducting 'miracles' with the help of his friend and manager, Jane, and their entourage. One of their ...
Style: feel good, light, melancholic, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, religion, character study, preacher, loneliness, dishonesty, cons and scams, romance, small town life, male female relationship, miraculous event, magic realism ...
Time: 90s
Place: kansas, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.8
 61K
Bernie (2011)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In small-town Texas, affable and popular mortician Bernie Tiede strikes up a friendship with Marjorie Nugent, a wealthy widow well known for her sour attitude. When she becomes controlling and abusive, Bernie goes to great lengths to remove himself ...
Style: witty, semi serious, humorous, clever, intense ...
Plot: dark humor, small town, murder, crimes, embezzlement, prison visit, confession of crime, hidden corpse, district attorney, greed, character study, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, austin texas, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Handle with Care (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The interlaced stories of several characters in a small town united by their use of CB (citizen's band) radio.
Style: humorous, thought provoking, gloomy, visually appealing, affectionate ...
Plot: small town, radio, vigilantism, obsession, drug addiction, fantasy world, oil, apocalypse, solitude, dystopic future, first contact, bigamy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: nebraska, tokyo, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Object of Beauty (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A valuable piece of art is stolen from a couple.
Style: talky, stylized, clever, sexy, thought provoking ...
Plot: art, loneliness, writers, vengeance, transformation, existentialism, family, catastrophe, eccentricity, brutality, destiny, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: talky, clever, witty, sexy, melancholic ...
Plot: loveless marriage, female nudity, poetry, prohibition, hotel, friendship, addiction, women, nudity (full frontal - brief), writers, adaptation, multiple storylines ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, victorian era, 50s ...
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Best Man (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Harper, a writer who's about to explode into the mainstream leaves behind his girlfriend Robin and heads to New York City to serve as best man for his friend Lance's wedding. Once there, he reunites with the rest of his college circle.
Style: romantic, humorous, clever, feel good, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: wedding, corruption, gangsters, friendship, romance, african american, infidelity, happy ending, football, college, fight scenes, culture clash ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Melvin and Howard (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story of hard-luck Melvin Dummar, who claimed to have received a will naming him an heir to the fortune of Howard Hughes.
Style: humorous, sexy, cerebral, melancholic, witty ...
Plot: working class, redemption, bittersweet, christmas, desert, female nudity, adaptation, catastrophe, nudity (full frontal - brief), mentor, dark humor, depression ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Infinity (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Story of the early life of genius and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman.
Style: enigmatic, realistic, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: world war two, romance, mathematics, love, life philosophy, couples, science, love and romance, death, catastrophe, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: new mexico, new york, new orleans, usa, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 83 min.
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Style: talky, realistic, witty, meditative, harsh ...
Plot: college, friendship, bittersweet, bullying, catastrophe, character study, brutality, british, life, life & death, life philosophy, childhood ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: london, tokyo, new jersey, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
North Dallas Forty (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A semi-fictional account of life as a professional Football (American-style) player. Loosely based on the Dallas Cowboys team of the early 1970s.
Style: realistic, clever, suspense, sexy, humorous ...
Plot: american football, sport, football, drug abuse, addiction, corruption, drugs, business, nudity (full frontal - brief), beer, dark hero, life philosophy ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Queens Logic (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When childhood friends Al, Dennis and Eliot get together for Ray's wedding, which may or may not happen, they end up on a roller-coaster ride through reality. During one tumultuous, crazy weekend, they face adulthood and each other with new ...
Style: sentimental, melancholic, intellectual, surreal, cerebral ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, writers, violence, fantasy world, justice, destiny, culture clash, vengeance, life philosophy, corruption, lone hero, violent ...
Time: 70s, 90s
Place: new york, california, los angeles, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.1
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Trees Lounge (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tommy has lost his job, his love and his life. He lives in a small apartment above the Trees Lounge, a bar which he frequents along with a few other regulars without lives. He gets a job driving an ice cream truck and ends up getting involved with ...
Style: talky, gloomy, art house, entertaining, stylized ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, drugs, addiction, drug addiction, self discovery, small town, older man younger woman relationship, alcoholic, melancholy, bittersweet, slacker, loner ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.4
 2K
Roommates (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An elderly, yet young-at-heart man, moves in with his grandson, and both their lives turn upside-down.
Style: feel good, touching, clever, emotional, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: kids
Plot: funeral, adaptation, unlikely friendships, brutality, vengeance, writers, beautiful scenery, transformation, childhood, chase, catastrophe, cancer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Primary Colors (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA, France, Germany, Japan
Duration: 143 min.
Story: In this adaptation of the best-selling roman à clef about Bill Clinton's 1992 run for the White House, the young and gifted Henry Burton is tapped to oversee the presidential campaign of Governor Jack Stanton. Burton is pulled into the ...
Style: political, cynical, thought provoking, intense, talky ...
Plot: politics, scandal, adultery, presidential election, usa president, media, head of state, supportive spouse, rise to the top, state affairs, couple relations, satire ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: washington d.c., new york, california, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Moonlight and Valentino (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Four women who discover untapped strength within themselves when they finally let go of what divides them
Style: sentimental, touching, sexy, visually appealing, clever ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: women, romance, friendship, bittersweet, death of husband, widow, grief, fight scenes, redemption, relationships, revenge, runaway ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%