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The list contains the best, new and most relevant based on article movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspense, intense, talky and dramatic films and TV shows about / with mentor, runaway, catastrophe, storytelling, dialogue, greed, redemption, brutality, culture clash and chase plots mostly in Drama, Biography and Comedy genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as based on article: Saturday Night Fever (1977), Cobb (1994), At First Sight (1999), Perfect (1985), Isn't She Great (2000), Bernie (2011), Gorillas in the Mist (1988), Resurrecting the Champ (2007), Zulu (1964), Hustlers (2019).

List of based on article movies

Saturday Night Fever (1977)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Tony Manero is a Brooklyn paint-store clerk who'd give anything to break out of his dead-end existence. In life, Tony is a peasant; on the disco dance floor, he's a king. As the soundtrack plays one Bee Gees hit after another, white-suited ...
Style: sexy, sentimental, rough, light, serious ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: dancing, disco, working class, dancer, nightclub, music, dysfunctional family, slut, teenager, urban setting, moving, racism ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, california, usa
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 6.4
 8K
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
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 5.9
 14K
At First Sight (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A blind man has an operation to regain his sight at the urging of his girlfriend and must deal with the changes to his life.
Style: touching, romantic, emotional, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: blindness, disability, brother sister relationship, happy ending, love, blind character, romance, bittersweet, winter, chase, homeless, culture clash ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
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 4.6
 5K
Perfect (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A female aerobics instructor meets a male reporter doing a story on health clubs, but it isn't love at first sight. This film contains one of the greatest scenes of the '80s, an across the room sexual dance-off between the two main ...
Style: sexy, humorous, feel good, sex comedy, suspense ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: aerobics, gym, fitness, dancing, journalism, courtroom, happy ending, redemption, fight scenes, runaway, stereotypes, catastrophe ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: california, los angeles, morocco
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Isn't She Great (2000)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, Canada, Japan, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An unsuccessful over-the-top actress becomes a successful over-the-top authoress in this biography of Jacqueline Susann, the famed writer of "The Valley Of The Dolls" and other trashy novels. Facing a failing career, Susann meets a ...
Style: light, satirical, touching, sincere, humorous ...
Plot: writers, ambition, eccentricity, showbiz, fame, farce, artists and showbiz, actor's life, female protagonist, love and romance, aging, women ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 70s, 50s, 60s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, connecticut
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 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
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Gorillas in the Mist (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The story of Dian Fossey, a scientist who came to Africa to study the vanishing mountain gorillas, and later fought to protect them.
Style: sincere, touching, inspirational, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: gorilla, jungle, environmental, animals, extinction, environmentalism, human spirit, hunting, life & death, brutality, nature, mountain ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1966
Place: africa, congo, rwanda
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Resurrecting the Champ (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Up-and-coming sports reporter rescues a homeless man ("Champ") only to discover that he is, in fact, a boxing legend believed to have passed away. What begins as an opportunity to resurrect Champ's story and escape the shadow of his ...
Style: touching, sincere, uplifting, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: boxing, sport, journalism, ex athlete, african american, human spirit, lifestyle, athlete's life, newspaper, introspection, change of luck, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s, 2000s
Place: colorado, los angeles, usa, las vegas, denver colorado ...
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 7.7
 40K
Zulu (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In 1879, during the Zulu wars, man of the people Lt. John Chard (Stanley Baker) and snooty Lt Gonville Bromhead (Michael Caine) were in charge of defending the isolated Natal outpost of Rorke's Drift from tribal hordes, holding out during an ...
Style: realistic, epic, factual, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: military, war, british colonialism, british army, siege, human spirit, soldier, british empire, historical event, colonialism, battles, native ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 60s, 1870s
Place: africa, south africa, england, united kingdom
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 6.3
 101K
Hustlers (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A crew of savvy former strip club employees band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.
Style: captivating, unusual plot structure, entertaining, suspense, light ...
Plot: stripper, strip club, caper, pole dancing, vulgarity, shopping, drugs, seduction, lap dance, dancing, female nudity, female protagonist ...
Time: 2000s, year 2015, year 2014, year 2007, year 2011 ...
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
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House of Versace (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Based on Wall Street Journal reporter Deborah Ball’s widely-read book "House of Versace: The Untold Story of Genius, Murder, and Survival", the movie brings to light the story of Donatella, who, following the brazen murder of her ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, stylized, feminist film
Plot: fashion, family business, fashion industry, fashion designer, ambition, fashion show, workplace, family relations, life is a bitch, addiction, siblings relations, drug abuse ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 21st century, 90s
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 217K
Gangster Squad (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and — if he has his way — every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And he does it ...
Style: exciting, rough, tense, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, mob boss, organized crime, police detective, partners against crime, crimes, corruption, revenge, police brutality, partners, law enforcement ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1949, 50s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Flash of Genius (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In this David vs. Goliath drama based on a true story, college professor Robert Kearns (Greg Kinnear) goes up against the giants of the auto industry when they fail to give him credit for inventing intermittent windshield wipers. Kearns doggedly ...
Style: thought provoking, inspirational, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: inventor, business, lawsuit, underdog, courtroom, lawyer, money, court, corruption, betrayal, inventions and discoveries, nervous breakdown ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 80s, 70s
Place: michigan, usa, detroit, california
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 5.6
 89K
The Bling Ring (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK, France, Germany, Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Inspired by actual events, a group of fame-obsessed teenagers use the Internet to track celebrities' whereabouts in order to rob their homes.
Style: sexy, stylized, absurd, visually appealing, rough ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: heist, teenage life, youth, celebrity, juvenile delinquency, burglary, teenager, coming of age, greed, high school, high society, stupidity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: california, los angeles, new jersey, israel, usa ...
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 10K
Kid Cannabis (2014)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An eighteen year old high school drop out and his twenty-seven year old friend start trafficking marijuana across the border of Canada in order to make money and their lives are changed forever.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, touching ...
Plot: drug smuggling, buddies, drug dealing, youth, crimes, teenage life, male nudity, disorder, life turned upside down, unlikely criminals, rise and fall, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2015, year 2006, year 2005
Place: usa, idaho, canada
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 6.7
 187
I Want to Live (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The movie tells the story of a woman who struggles and fights to escape the gas chamber being condemned with capital punishment because of her participation in a hold up in which a person was killed.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: courtroom drama, prison, death sentence, heist, death row, drug abuse, false accusation, murder, prison life, addiction, dishonesty, fighting the system ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: mexico
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 161
Courage (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A mother in Queens, New York, is so angered when she discovers that her son is a drug addict that she becomes an undercover agent for the DEA to clean up the drug trade in her neighborhood. Based on a true story.
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, emotional
Plot: undercover, family relations, drug abuse, society, hopes, law enforcement, life is a bitch, crimes, drug dealing, family problems, family in crisis, working undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
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Revenge of the Green Dragons (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A true immigrant story set against the vibrant backdrop of Flushing, N.Y. in the 1980s and 1990s.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chinese mafia, gangsters, gang, police investigation, life is a bitch, tragic love, law enforcement, crimes, siblings relations, drugs, medieval, fight ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
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The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The town sheriff and a madame team up to stop a television evangelist from shutting down the local whorehouse, the famed "Chicken Ranch."
Style: humorous, satirical, entertaining, light, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: brothel, prostitution, dancing, women, prostitute, romance, country, culture clash, governor, broadway, female nudity, workplace ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, austin texas, usa
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 58K
Proof of Life (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Alice hires a professional negotiator to obtain the release of her engineer husband, who has been kidnapped by anti-government guerrillas in South America.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, intense, romantic, tense ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: terrorism, kidnapping, jungle, mercenary, hostage, group of criminals, rescue, survival, brutality, runaway, insurance, prisoner ...
Time: 90s
Place: latin america, africa, south america, london
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The Slender Thread (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A college volunteer at the crisis phone gets a call from a suicide caller.
Style: realistic, serious, talky, tense, sincere ...
Plot: drug abuse, race against time, overdose, suicide attempt, rescue, life is a bitch, clinic, college, addiction, marriage, student, deception ...
Time: 60s
Place: seattle, usa
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Witness Protection (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Would you be willing to walk away from everyone and everything you've ever known in exchange for your safety? This is the question facing career criminal Bobby "Bats" Batton (Tom Sizemore); on the outs with the mob and facing ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, betrayal, gangsters, witness protection program, television, dishonesty, ghost, rivalry, crimes, criminal heroes, mystery, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, boston, seattle
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How the West Was Won (1962)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: The epic tale of the development of the American West from the 1830s through the Civil War to the end of the century, as seen through the eyes of one pioneer family.
Style: exciting, intense, realistic, serious, epic ...
Plot: civil war, wilderness, family, adventure, old west, gold, native american, criminal, small town, attempted murder, american civil war, survival ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, year 1865, 1830s, 1860s ...
Place: california, arizona, missouri, ohio, usa ...
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Sins of the Father (2002)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In 1965 a bomb was planted in a Church in Alabama, killing four black girls. Thirty years later, Tom Cherry breaks his silence to discredit his father's alibi for the night in question.
Style: realistic, emotional, rough, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: racism, investigation, moral dilemma, introspection, haunted by the past, rebellion, society, crimes, legal, injustice, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, alabama, birmingham alabama
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Funny About Love (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When Duffy Bergman, a New York cartoonist, meets Meg Lloyd, a gourmet chef, he discovers the love of his life and they marry -- yet love alone isn't enough to make them happy. Meg decides she wants to have a baby, a goal that initially makes ...
Style: suspense, cynical, biting, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: pregnancy, chef, cartoonist, baby, adoption, fall in love, introspection, sorority, food, restaurant, marital reconciliation, dysfunctional marriage ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
Is relevant ?
 6.0
 30K
Pushing Tin (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Two air traffic controllers who thrive on living dangerously compete to outdo each other on several levels.
Style: humorous, intense, feel good, talky, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: air traffic controller, workplace, justice, corruption, paranoia, character study, contests and competitions, ambition, competition, dishonesty, workplace situations, aviation ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new jersey, new york, long island
Is relevant ?
Shattered Glass (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Fact-based 2003 drama about the young journalist Stephen Glass, who got a job at The New Republic in 1995 and for three years fabricated at least half of the stories he wrote.
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, enigmatic, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: journalism, workplace, writers, ambition, workaholic, suspicion, research, career, character study, self discovery, desire for fame, self destructing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., haiti
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Selma, Lord, Selma (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Story: In 1965 Alabama, an 11 year old girl (Jurnee Smollett) is touched by a speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. (Clifton Powell) and becomes a devout follower. But her resolution is tested when she joins others in the famed march from Selma to Montgomery. ...
Style: gothic, captivating, uplifting, thought provoking, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: racism, disney, racial issues, interracial relations, injustice, discrimination, human spirit, social decay, hopes, politics, uncover truth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, year 1965
Place: alabama, usa
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Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus.
Style: tense, suspenseful, cerebral, captivating, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank robbery, hostage, robbery, crimes, police, one day, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, fbi, gay, lgbt ...
Time: 20th century, year 1972, 70s
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa
Is relevant ?
 6.1
 3K
Article 99 (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dr. Richard Sturgess leads a team of compassionate doctors at a veteran's hospital. Along with Drs. Morgan, Handleman and Van Dorn, he fights to deliver adequate care to needy veterans in the face of funding cuts and a corrupt administration. ...
Style: humorous, satirical, talky, splatter, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hospital, medical, disability, politics, psychiatrist, surgery, natural disaster, gangsters, first contact, vigilante, weapons, small town ...
Time: 70s, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa, kansas, iraq
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