Rise to the top movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant rise to the top movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, stylized, interesting and intense films and TV shows about / with rise to the top, ambition, mentor, storytelling, destiny, dialogue, runaway, catastrophe, corruption and life philosophy plots mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as rise to the top: The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), The Social Network (2010), Limitless (2011), Ratatouille (2007), Jobs (2013), Peaky Blinders (2013), Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009), Bohemian Rhapsody (2018), Coco Before Chanel (2009), Moneyball (2011).

List of rise to the top movies

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.
Style: sentimental, emotional, inspirational, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, life is a bitch, against the odds, rise to the top, down on your luck, single parent, hopes, success, ambition, life, parents and children, financial problem ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, kindergarten
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The Social Network (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room as a small site among ...
Style: clever, realistic, intellectual, serious, talky ...
Plot: computers and web, ambition, rise to the top, programmer, computer genius, hacker, inventions and discoveries, social relations, creator, ego clash, betrayal, businessman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s
Place: harvard university, usa, california, massachusetts, new york
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 7.4
 487K
Limitless (2011)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A paranoia-fueled action thriller about an unsuccessful writer whose life is transformed by a top-secret "smart drug" that allows him to use 100% of his brain and become a perfect version of himself. His enhanced abilities soon attract ...
Style: clever, captivating, intellectual, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: intelligence, superhuman powers, life turned upside down, prodigy, success, rise to the top, drug abuse, ambition, overnight success, addiction, rags to riches, greed ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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 8.0
 569K
Ratatouille (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great French chef despite his family's wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession. When fate places Remy in the sewers of Paris, he finds himself ideally situated ...
Style: feel good, humorous, inspirational, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: chef, friendship, follow your dream, mouse, rise to the top, cooking and food, restaurant, odd couple, kitchen, cooking, disney, rat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
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 5.9
 88K
Jobs (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of Steve Jobs' ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century.
Style: serious, realistic, factual, inspirational, captivating ...
Plot: rise to the top, prodigy, computers and web, workplace situations, inventions and discoveries, entrepreneur, business, creativity, programmer, ambition, apple computer, perfectionist ...
Time: 70s, 21st century, 90s, 20th century, 80s ...
Place: usa, india, california, new jersey
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 8.8
 181K
Peaky Blinders (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world.
Style: captivating, atmospheric, clever, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, organized crime, society, gang war, family relations, rivalry, rise to the top, crimes, fighting crime, mafia, determination ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: england
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Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In the glamorous world of New York City, Rebecca Bloomwood is a fun-loving girl who is really good at shopping-a little too good, perhaps. She dreams of working for her favorite fashion magazine, but can't quite get her foot in the door-until ...
Style: feel good, humorous, romantic, funny, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: shopping, fashion, addiction, love and romance, rise to the top, temptation, city life, overnight success, journal, workplace romance, journalism, columnist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, london
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Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Singer Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and bass guitarist John Deacon take the music world by storm when they form the rock 'n' roll band Queen in 1970. Hit songs like "Killer Queen", "Bohemian ...
Style: inspirational, touching, rough, sexy, based on true events ...
Plot: rock band, music band, singer, fame, gay, aids, musician, rise to the top, prodigy, lgbt, friendship between men, desire for fame ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1976, year 1970, year 1982 ...
Place: england, britain, edinburgh scotland, munich germany, atlanta georgia ...
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Coco Before Chanel (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Story: 2009 biopic about the early life of Coco Chanel. Several years after leaving the orphanage, to which her father never returned for her, Gabrielle Chanel finds herself working in a provincial bar both. She's both a seamstress for the performers ...
Style: stylized, factual, sexy, inspirational, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: fashion, feminism, rise to the top, designer, fashion designer, gender, social climbing, loss of loved one, relationship vs career, ambition, lifestyle, feminist ...
Time: 19th century, 1910s, 1900s, 20th century, 1920s ...
Place: france, europe, paris france, england, new jersey ...
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 7.6
 323K
Moneyball (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The story of Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to put together a baseball team on a budget, by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players.
Style: captivating, realistic, feel good, inspirational, factual ...
Plot: sport, baseball, success, rise to the top, team, manager, mathematics, ambition, teamwork, hopes, coach, determination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, california, oakland california, boston, new jersey
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 8.6
 329K
Vikings (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, Canada
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Vikings follows the adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok, the greatest hero of his age. The series tells the sagas of Ragnar's band of Viking brothers and his family, as he rises to become King of the Viking tribes. As well as being a fearless ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, captivating, stylized, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, vikings, legends and myths, historical character, battles, heroic, tough heroes, rise to the top, master warrior, king, adventure, intrigue ...
Time: middle ages
Place: scandinavia, europe
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 7.5
 39K
Reign (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Mary, Queen of Scots, faces political and sexual intrigue in the treacherous world of the French court.
Style: sexy, serious, stylized, tense, realistic ...
Plot: queen, royal family, intrigue, royal court, aristocracy, love triangle, rivalry, palaces castles and temples, state affairs, politics, female protagonist, power struggle ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, scotland, europe
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The Devil's Violinist (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Musical
Country: Germany, Italy
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The life story of Italian violinist and composer, Niccolò Paganini, who rose to fame as a virtuoso in the early 19th Century.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, atmospheric, factual ...
Plot: rise to the top, violinist, musician's life, womanizer, rising to stardom, music, ambition, deal with the devil, female nudity, success, composer, beefcake ...
Time: 19th century
Place: italy
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 8.8
 298K
Narcos (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Colombia, USA
Duration: 49 min.
Story: The true story of Colombia's infamously violent and powerful drug cartels.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, captivating, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, drug dealing, smuggling, gangsters, master criminal, crimes, rise to the top, criminal heroes, drug dealer, politics, blind ambition, crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: colombia, latin america, mexico
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There Will Be Blood (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Ruthless silver miner, turned oil prospector, Daniel Plainview moves to oil-rich California. Using his adopted son to project a trustworthy, family-man image, Plainview cons local landowners into selling him their valuable properties for a pittance. ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: greed, character study, rise to the top, ambition, villain, oil, rivalry, money, obsession, small town, evil, arson ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 20s, turn of the century ...
Place: california, mine, usa, los angeles, pacific ocean
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The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 202 min.
Story: In the continuing saga of the Corleone crime family, a young Vito Corleone grows up in Sicily and in 1910s New York. In the 1950s, Michael Corleone attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba.
Style: captivating, epic, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, rise to the top, crimes, criminal heroes, organized crime, ambition, pride and honor, corruption, casino, death, blood ...
Time: 40s, 50s, 20th century, 20s, 60s ...
Place: italy, cuba, new york, europe, usa ...
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 7.5
 85K
Elizabeth (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story of the ascension to the throne and the early reign of Queen Elizabeth the First, the endless attempts by her council to marry her off, the Catholic hatred of her and her romance with Lord Robert Dudley.
Style: stylized, realistic, epic, factual, captivating ...
Plot: queen, queen elizabeth i, historical character, royal court, political intrigue, politics, rise to the top, british history, treason, head of state, british royal family, historical figure ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, scotland, paris france, rome italy ...
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 8.1
 387K
Rush (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A biographical drama centered on the rivalry between Formula 1 drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda during the 1976 Formula One motor-racing season.
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, tense, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car race, sport, rise to the top, rivalry, world champion, racecar driver, uninhibited rivalry, athlete's life, ambition, rising to stardom, contests and competitions, desire for fame ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1986, year 1970, year 1975 ...
Place: europe, austria, new york, south africa, france ...
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 8.8
 1.6M
Forrest Gump (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events - in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. Yet, despite all the things he has attained, his one true love eludes ...
Style: touching, sentimental, uplifting, sincere, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: human spirit, destiny, mentally challenged, journey, odd, life philosophy, misfit, true love, tragic love, love and romance, human relationship, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 70s, 1950s
Place: usa, washington d.c., china, vietnam
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 6.8
 47K
Working Girl (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Witty, romantic look at life in the corporate jungle. Tess McGill is an ambitious secretary with a unique approach for climbing the ladder to success. When her classy, but villainous boss breaks a leg skiing, Tess takes over her office, her ...
Style: feel good, clever, talky, captivating, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: business, love and romance, workplace romance, rise to the top, cinderella story, workplace, career woman, love triangle, wall street, female protagonist, women, career ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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 7.7
 13K
Mr Selfridge (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Mr. Selfridge recounts the real life story of the flamboyant and visionary American founder of Selfridge's, London's lavish department store. Set in 1909 London, when women were reveling in a new sense of freedom and modernity, it follows ...
Style: stylized, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: businessman, rise to the top, visionary, high society, american in the uk, department store, workplace, boss and employee, city life, workplace situations, hotshot, ambitious ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: england, london
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The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A sumptuous and sensual tale of intrigue, romance and betrayal set against the backdrop of a defining moment in European history: two beautiful sisters, Anne and Mary Boleyn, driven by their family's blind ambition, compete for the love of the ...
Style: sexy, sexual, stylized, captivating, factual ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: queen, love triangle, royal court, royal family, intrigue, seduction, king, jealousy, mistress, siblings relations, ambition, love and romance ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century, 19th century
Place: england, europe, france, london
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 7.9
 77K
My Fair Lady (1964)
Genre: Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: A snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society.
Style: feel good, captivating, humorous, romantic, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: cinderella story, opposites attract, high society, love and romance, fall in love, bet, fish out of water, transformation, culture clash, rise to the top, social differences, class differences ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1930s
Place: london, europe, england
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 5.4
 6K
Honey 2 (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sequel to the 2003 dance movie Honey. Recently released from juvenile detention, talented dancer Maria Ramirez finds an outlet for her passion with a new dance crew.
Style: feel good, touching, uplifting, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: dancer's life, dance school, music, dance, hip hop, ambition, rise to the top, rivalry, r&b, lifestyle, fall in love, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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 8.2
 8K
Wolf Hall (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 360 min.
Story: England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the King dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years and marry Anne Boleyn. The Pope and most of Europe oppose ...
Style: stylized, serious, captivating, suspense, factual ...
Plot: rise to the top, political intrigue, manipulations, state affairs, ambition, royal family, politics, society, betrayal, dishonesty, blind ambition, aristocrat ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, europe
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 5.9
 73K
Cocktail (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After being discharged from the Army, Brian Flanagan moves back to Queens and takes a job in a bar run by Doug Coughlin, who teaches Brian the fine art of bar-tending. Brian quickly becomes a patron favorite with his flashy drink-mixing style. Brian ...
Style: sexy, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, ambition, bartender, couples, rise to the top, buddies, love affair, rags to riches, love triangle, teaching the ways of the world, best friend, betrayal ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: jamaica, new york, usa, caribbean, manhattan new york city
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Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 179 min.
Story: A unique slant, profiling the life of Adolf Hitler as a child and his rise through the ranks of the National German Workers' Party prior to World War II.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, disturbing, factual ...
Plot: fascism, dictatorship, against humanity, racism, hitler, historical character, state affairs, life is a bitch, rise to the top, politics, newspaper, head of state ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 30s, 1930s, 1910s ...
Place: germany, europe, austria
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Mesrine Part 1: Killer Instinct (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Canada, Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Jacques Mesrine, a loyal son and dedicated soldier, is back home and living with his parents after serving in the Algerian War. Soon he is seduced by the neon glamour of sixties Paris and the easy money it presents. Mentored by Guido, Mesrine turns ...
Style: rough, tense, realistic, epic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robbery, crime, mafia, organized crime, romancing a criminal, rise to the top, against the rules, gangsters, criminal heroes, ambition, mob boss, prison life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, canada, arizona, quebec ...
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Les Misérables (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Jean Valjean, a Frenchman imprisoned for stealing bread, must flee a police officer named Javert. The pursuit consumes both men's lives, and soon Valjean finds himself in the midst of the student revolutions in France.
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, bleak, sentimental ...
Plot: redemption, ex convict, going straight, hopes, rise to the top, mayor, thief, robbery, french revolution, prisoner, freedom, prison escape ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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And God Created Woman (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In this variation on director Vadim's own, more acclaimed Et Dieu Créa La Femme (1956, the same title in French), the vamp Robin Shea marries charming carpenter Billy Moran, only to get out of prison, but soon decides to seduce James Tiernan, ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sexy, humorous, melancholic ...
Plot: prison, sexual relations, love and romance, couple relations, femme fatale, opposites attract, love triangle, rise to the top, unlikely couple, dangerous attraction, fall in love, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
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