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, dramatic and clever films and TV shows about / with rise to the top, ambition, storytelling, mentor, destiny, catastrophe, rivalry, runaway, dialogue and corruption plots mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, France 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), Jobs (2013), Peaky Blinders (2013), Working Girl (1988), Mr Selfridge (2013), Ratatouille (2007), Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009), Coco Before Chanel (2009).

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: emotional, uplifting, sentimental, inspirational, motivational ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, rise to the top, life is a bitch, against the odds, single parent, ambition, down on your luck, life, success, hopes, family drama, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: kindergarten, san francisco, usa
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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, intellectual, realistic, serious, talky ...
Plot: computers and web, rise to the top, programmer, computer genius, ambition, hacker, inventions and discoveries, social relations, creator, ego clash, social network, businessman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s
Place: harvard university, usa, california, massachusetts, new york
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 7.4
 498K
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, intellectual, captivating, suspenseful, cerebral ...
Plot: intelligence, superhuman powers, success, prodigy, rise to the top, life turned upside down, ambition, drug abuse, rags to riches, greed, overnight success, addiction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 5.9
 90K
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, inventions and discoveries, creativity, business, computers and web, workplace situations, entrepreneur, programmer, ambition, apple computer, perfectionist ...
Time: 21st century, 70s, 90s, contemporary, 20th century ...
Place: usa, india, california, new jersey
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 8.8
 221K
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: tense, captivating, atmospheric, clever, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, organized crime, gang war, rivalry, mafia, society, rise to the top, family relations, crime, fighting crime, determination ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: england
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 6.8
 48K
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: captivating, humorous, feel good, talky, clever ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: career woman, business, workplace romance, rise to the top, secretary, love and romance, career, boss, cinderella story, hopes, determination, workplace ...
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, lifestyle, ambitious, workplace, business venture, ambition, marriage, career, success ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: england, london
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 8.0
 589K
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, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: chef, friendship, mouse, follow your dream, cooking, cooking and food, rise to the top, rat, odd couple, kitchen, restaurant, food ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
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Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)
Genre: Comedy, 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, light, humorous, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: shopping, fashion, addiction, love and romance, rise to the top, overnight success, fashion industry, temptation, city life, money problems, debt, lack of money ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, london
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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, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fashion, rise to the top, feminism, designer, fashion designer, dressmaker, gender, social climbing, ambition, relationship vs career, loss of loved one, lifestyle ...
Time: 19th century, 1910s, 20th century, 1900s, 1920s ...
Place: france, europe, paris france, england, new jersey ...
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 6.7
 55K
Conquest 1453 (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 162 min.
Story: After the death of his father Murat II, Mehmet II ascends to the Ottoman throne. After braving internal and external enemies, he decides to complete what he was destined to do: Conquer Constantinople.
Style: tense, epic, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sultan, emperor, rise to the top, prophet, conquering, siege, attack, political intrigue, politics, military, army, struggle ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages
Place: ottoman empire, middle east, turkey, istanbul turkey
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 7.6
 331K
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, clever, inspirational ...
Plot: sport, success, baseball, rise to the top, mathematics, team, manager, ambition, strategy, teamwork, coach, determination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, california, oakland california, boston, new jersey
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 8.6
 353K
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, breathtaking, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, vikings, battles, heroic, legends and myths, historical character, tough heroes, rise to the top, king, master warrior, adventure, intrigue ...
Time: middle ages
Place: scandinavia, europe
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 8.1
 399K
Rush (2013)
Genre: 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, racecar driver, rise to the top, sport, rivalry, human spirit, world champion, athlete's life, uninhibited rivalry, ambition, contests and competitions, rising to stardom ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1986, year 1970, year 1975 ...
Place: europe, japan, new york, spain, south africa ...
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Yves Saint Laurent (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A look at the life of French designer Yves Saint Laurent from the beginning of his career in 1958 when he met his lover and business partner, Pierre Berge.
Style: captivating, melancholic, enigmatic, sentimental, factual ...
Plot: fashion, rise to the top, fashion designer, couple relations, ambition, gay, fashion show, gays and lesbians, character study, gender, couples, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1950s, 1960s ...
Place: france, europe, paris france, morocco, tokyo
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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, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: destiny, human spirit, mentally challenged, life philosophy, true love, journey, human relationship, misfit, odd, philosophy, society, selflessness ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 70s, 1950s
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam, china
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 7.5
 40K
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, royal court, intrigue, aristocracy, female protagonist, love triangle, rivalry, palaces castles and temples, state affairs, historical character, 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: realistic, captivating, serious, atmospheric, factual ...
Plot: rise to the top, musician's life, violinist, womanizer, music, rising to stardom, ambition, deal with the devil, female nudity, success, composer, genius ...
Time: 19th century
Place: italy
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 8.8
 305K
Narcos (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Colombia, Mexico
Duration: 49 min.
Story: The true story of Colombia's infamously violent and powerful drug cartels.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, captivating, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, drug dealing, gangsters, drug dealer, smuggling, crimes, criminal heroes, master criminal, rise to the top, cartel, politics, cia agent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: colombia, latin america, mexico, south america
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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, oil, rivalry, money, villain, obsession, small town, marriage, evil ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 20s, turn of the century ...
Place: california, mine, usa, pacific ocean, los angeles
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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, musician, singer, music band, fame, gay, aids, musician's life, lgbt, rise to the top, desire for fame, friendship between men ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984, year 1980, year 1982 ...
Place: england, britain, atlanta georgia, munich germany, edinburgh scotland ...
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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, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robbery, romancing a criminal, mafia, rise to the top, crime, organized crime, against the rules, gangsters, criminal heroes, prison life, mob boss, ambition ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s
Place: france, europe, canada, arizona, montreal quebec ...
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When the Game Stands Tall (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young coach turns a losing high school football program around to go undefeated for 12 consecutive seasons.
Style: uplifting, captivating, exciting, sincere, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: american football, sport, sport team, athlete and trainer, ambition, rise to the top, contests and competitions, small town, rivalry, youth, coach, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century
Place: usa, california, oakland california
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 7.4
 87K
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, epic, realistic, factual, captivating ...
Plot: queen, queen elizabeth i, historical character, british history, royal court, political intrigue, british royal family, politics, rise to the top, treason, monarchy, head of state ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, scotland, rome italy, paris france ...
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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, stylized, serious
Plot: fashion, family business, rise to the top, rise and fall, fashion industry, ambition, workplace, life is a bitch, siblings relations, addiction, family relations, fashion designer ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: usa
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 8.2
 56K
Run Milkha Run (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 186 min.
Story: The true story of the "Flying Sikh" world champion runner and Olympian Milkha Singh who overcame the massacre of his family, civil war during the India-Pakistan partition, and homelessness to become one of India's most iconic athletes.
Style: uplifting, captivating, inspirational, meditative, realistic ...
Plot: running, talented, rise to the top, athlete's life, army, lifestyle, rising to stardom, follow your dream, ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions, sport ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: india, pakistan, asia
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The White Queen (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Set against the backdrop of the Wars of the Roses, the series is the story of the women caught up in the protracted conflict for the throne of England.
Style: captivating, stylized, serious, suspense, realistic
Plot: queen, royal court, royal family, aristocracy, love and romance, monarchy, king, intrigue, betrayal, throne, palaces castles and temples, rise to the top ...
Time: 15th century
Place: england, europe
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The PyraMMMid (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Russia, early 90s. A fictional story inspired by financier Sergey Mavrodi, his securities company "MMM", and the pyramid scheme he ran that left upwards of fifteen million investors with nothing when it crashed.
Style: serious, tense, captivating, realistic
Plot: rise to the top, ambition, downfall, corporate crimes, crimes, cons and scams, rise and fall, intrigue, dishonesty, political corruption, rivalry, money ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: russia
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 7.8
 81K
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, humorous, captivating, romantic, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: cinderella story, opposites attract, high society, love and romance, fall in love, bet, fish out of water, culture clash, rise to the top, social differences, class differences, misogynist ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, edwardian era, 1930s
Place: london, europe, england
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 5.3
 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: uplifting, captivating, touching, feel good, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: dance school, dancer's life, music, dance, rivalry, rise to the top, hip hop, ambition, fall in love, lifestyle, r&b, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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