Cultural icon movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant cultural icon movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, interesting, talky, stylized and captivating films and TV shows about / with cultural icon, catastrophe, storytelling, runaway, mentor, lifestyle, dialogue, artists and showbiz, drinking and ambition plots mostly in Drama, Biography and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as cultural icon: My Week with Marilyn (2011), Drunk History (2013), Killing Bono (2011), Jobs (2013), Pig Hag (2019), Bohemian Rhapsody (2018), The Knights of Prosperity (2007), Afterlife (2005), Get on Up (2014), The Legend of Bruce Lee (2008).

List of cultural icon movies

My Week with Marilyn (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sir Laurence Olivier is making a movie in London. Young Colin Clark, an eager film student, wants to be involved and he navigates himself a job on the set. When film star Marilyn Monroe arrives for the start of shooting, all of London is excited to ...
Style: sentimental, factual, melancholic, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: filmmaking, movie star, showgirl, actor's life, celebrity, nervous breakdown, drinking problem, ambition, cultural icon, crumbling relationship, artists and showbiz, fame ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: england, europe, california, london
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Drunk History (2013)
Genre: Comedy, History
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Historical reenactments from A-list talent as told by inebriated storytellers. A unique take on the familiar and less familiar people and events from America’s great past as great moments in history are retold with unforgettable results.
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, absurd, mumblecore ...
Audience: teens
Plot: american history, drunk, cultural icon, state affairs, americana, parody, interview, political satire, absurd humor, comedian, guest, drinking ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: usa
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 6.4
 6K
Killing Bono (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Neil and Ivan McCormick, two Irish brothers who attempt to become rock stars but can only look on as their high school friends U2 become the biggest band in the world.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, witty
Plot: rivalry, desire for fame, follow your dream, teenage life, friends, teenage boy, brother brother relationship, celebrity culture, music band, band, rock, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1976
Place: ireland, europe
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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, inventions and discoveries, workplace situations, entrepreneur, business, programmer, ambition, apple computer, perfectionist, blind ambition ...
Time: 70s, 21st century, 90s, 80s, contemporary ...
Place: usa, india, california, new jersey
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 7.4
 16
Pig Hag (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Jodie, a woman in her mid-thirties, struggles with the pressure to find a partner and have children. When she attends a Guns N’ Roses concert, she thinks she may have met a potential match — until he immediately ghosts on her.
Style: sincere, captivating, psychological, touching, rough
Plot: love and romance, society, couples, friendship, fall in love, cultural icon, brutality, ambition, obesity, life is a bitch, hopes, escapades ...
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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: aids, rock band, singer, fame, music band, musician, rise to the top, gay, lgbt, friendship between men, girlfriend, desire for fame ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1976, year 1970, year 1985 ...
Place: britain, england, edinburgh scotland, rio de janeiro, germany
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The Knights of Prosperity (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Eugene Gurkin has dreamt of opening his own bar for years, but his dead-end job as a janitor won't even fund a bottle of booze. In a serendipitous moment, he catches an episode of "E! News" and his passion is ignited. Soon Eugene ...
Style: realistic, offbeat, not serious, humorous
Plot: sitcom, robbery, misfit, celebrity culture, heist, lifestyle, buddies, cultural icon, disorder, crime, social misfits, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york
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 8.0
 2K
Afterlife (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 47 min.
Story: University lecturer Robert Bridge becomes involved in a series of supernatural events surrounding medium Alison Mundy.
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, mind bending, scary
Plot: psychic, supernatural, ghost, afterlife, seance, survivor, research, paranormal activity, supernatural romance, supernatural ability, cultural icon, reluctant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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 6.9
 19K
Get on Up (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A chronicle of James Brown's rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history.
Style: captivating, stylized, serious, realistic, dramatic ...
Plot: african american, music, friendship, showbiz, cultural icon, musician's life, ambition, megalomaniac, friends, r&b, artists and showbiz, blind ambition ...
Time: 1950s, 70s, 20th century, 50s, 60s ...
Place: usa, georgia, new jersey, boston
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The Legend of Bruce Lee (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama
Country: China
Duration: 183 min.
Story: The story of the legendary martial arts icon Bruce Lee following him from Hong Kong to America and back again, leading up to his tragic death at the age of 32.
Style: serious, stylized, exciting, captivating, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, bruce lee, kung fu, artists and showbiz, follow your dream, rising to stardom, family relations, rivalry, cultural icon, family life, instructor, actor's life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: hong kong, usa, asia, china
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 6.2
 18K
I'm Still Here (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: I'm Still Here is a portrayal of a tumultuous year in the life of actor Joaquin Phoenix. With remarkable access, the film follows the Oscar-nominee as he announces his retirement from a successful film career in the fall of 2008 and sets off to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: hip hop, performer's life, in-laws, drugs/alcohol, music, cultural icon, celebrity guests, musician's life, ambition, artists and showbiz, private vs public, celebrity culture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
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Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A biography of Ian Dury, who was stricken with polio at a young age and defied expectations by becoming one of the founders of the punk-rock scene in Britain in the 1970s.
Style: semi serious, realistic, biting, uplifting, offbeat ...
Plot: punk, human spirit, music, rising to stardom, follow your dream, hopes, desire for fame, family relations, musician's life, cultural icon, couples, rock ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 90s, 50s, 20th century ...
Place: europe, england
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 6.4
 16K
Hamlet 2 (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: From the same people that brought you "Little Miss Sunshine," Hamlet 2 is the story of Dana Marschz, a high school drama teacher facing the cancellation of his program. A spoof on the typical story of bringing inner city and privileged ...
Style: humorous, witty, biting, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teacher, cultural icon, human spirit, rock, district attorney, youth, teachers and students, rehearsal, high school life, misfit, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona, usa, manhattan new york city, tucson arizona, san diego california
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Girl Revolution Utena (1997)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Revolutionary Girl Utena is a manga by Chiho Saito and anime directed by Kunihiko Ikuhara. The manga serial began in the June 1996 issue of Ciao and the anime was first broadcast in 1997. The anime and manga were created simultaneously, but, despite ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, humorous, surreal, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: incest, school, high school, revolution, hotshot hero, high school life, romance, boarding school, youth, apocalypse, duel, cultural icon ...
Place: japan
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Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This film is a glimpse into the life, love and the unconquerable spirit of the legendary Bruce Lee. From a childhod of rigorous martial arts training, Lee realizes his dream of opening his own kung-fu school in America. Before long, he is discovered ...
Style: touching, realistic, captivating, uplifting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, american dream, filmmaking, training, prodigy, hollywood, actor's life, lifestyle, against the odds, society, follow your dream, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 40s, 20th century, 70s, 50s ...
Place: hong kong, california, los angeles, asia, usa ...
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Play It Again, Sam (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A mild mannered film critic is dumped by his wife and his ego is crushed. His hero persona is the tough guy played by Humphrey Bogart in many of his movies and the apparition of Bogart begins showing up to give him advice. With the encouragement of ...
Style: neurotic, clever, talky, witty, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, rejection, infidelity, dating, advice, idol, ghost, date, romance, solace, postmodernism, singleness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, new york
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The Playboy Club (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: It's the early '60s, and the legendary Playboy Club in Chicago is the door to all your fantasies... and the key is the most sought-after status symbol of its time.
Style: sexy, stylized, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nightclub, district attorney, nightlife, playboy, backstage, model, ambition, sexism, performance, workplace, new job, workplace situations ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 50s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
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My Name Is Bruce (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: B Movie Legend Bruce Campbell is mistaken for his character Ash from the Evil Dead trilogy and forced to fight a real monster in a small town in Oregon.
Style: humorous, exciting, not serious, offbeat, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, small town, agent, birthday, mummy, cult, monster, good versus evil, gory, save the world, misfit, actor's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, new jersey
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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: realistic, captivating, serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: singer, african american, musician, civil rights, musician's life, music, ambition, rising to stardom, r&b, performer's life, couple relations, interracial relations ...
Time: 40s, 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois, poland
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Marie Antoinette (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, France, Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and ultimately the fall of Versailles.
Style: realistic, factual, colourful, melancholic, stylized ...
Plot: queen, royal family, royal court, princess, historical character, french, state affairs, palaces castles and temples, politics, siblings relations, rite, revolution ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: france, versailles, paris france, austria, europe ...
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An Adventure in Space and Time (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This special one-off drama travels back in time to 1963 to see how Doctor Who was first brought to the screen. Actor William Hartnell felt trapped by a succession of hard-man roles. Wannabe producer Verity Lambert was frustrated by the TV ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, sincere, serious, captivating ...
Plot: actor, producer, director, cultural icon, backstage, success, media, artists and showbiz, tv show, actress, time travel, office ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1963, year 1965 ...
Place: england, london
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 6.8
 68K
Hitchcock (2012)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Hitchcock follows the relationship between director Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma Reville during the making of his most famous film "Psycho" - and the trials and tribulations the director faced from Hollywood censors.
Style: serious, suspense, captivating, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, filmmaking, showbiz, director, talented, couple relations, love and romance, wife husband relationship, artists and showbiz, dreams, censorship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, california
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 7.1
 33K
Nowhere Boy (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The drama tells the story of Lennon's teenage years and the start of his journey to becoming a successful musician. The story also examines the impact on his early life and personality of the two dominant females in his childhood
Style: witty, sincere, touching, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: prodigy, musician, musician's life, follow your dream, coming of age, dysfunctional family, hopes, parents and children, aspiring musician, adolescence, childhood, friendship ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 1960s, 1940s
Place: liverpool, england, europe, new zealand, hamburg germany ...
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 7.2
 42K
Che: Part One (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Spain, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The Argentine, begins as Che and a band of Cuban exiles (led by Fidel Castro) reach the Cuban shore from Mexico in 1956. Within two years, they mobilized popular support and an army and toppled the U.S.-friendly regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista.
Style: epic, stylized, realistic, gloomy, thought provoking ...
Plot: revolution, communism, army, execution, dictatorship, doctor, cuban revolution, idealism, rebellion, rise to the top, legendary, latinos ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 60s, 20th century, year 1957 ...
Place: cuba, latin america, mexico city, new york
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 7.0
 54K
I'm Not There. (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Western
Country: Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Six actors portray six personas of music legend Bob Dylan in scenes depicting various stages of his life, chronicling his rise from unknown folksinger to international icon and revealing how Dylan constantly reinvented himself.
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, non-linear, meditative ...
Plot: actor, music, musician, rock, star, poet, vietnam war, african american, ambition, musician's life, fame, performer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 70s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, england, woodstock ...
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 7.5
 297K
The Aviator (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: A biopic depicting the life of filmmaker and aviation pioneer Howard Hughes from 1927 to 1947, during which time he became a successful film producer and an aviation magnate, while simultaneously growing more unstable due to severe ...
Style: captivating, epic, factual, suspense, compassionate ...
Plot: mental illness, pilot, businessman, millionaire, aviation, paranoia, rise and fall, corruption, fame, nervous breakdown, phobia, filmmaking ...
Time: 1930s, 1910s, 20th century, 20s, 30s ...
Place: los angeles, usa, new york, houston texas, washington d.c. ...
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Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Family, Music
Country: USA, UK, Australia
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Author P.L. Travers travels from London to Hollywood as Walt Disney Pictures adapts her novel Mary Poppins for the big screen.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, factual, emotional ...
Plot: writer's life, filmmaking, childhood, hollywood, parents and children, family relations, showbiz, haunted by the past, disney, rehearsal, show business, celebrity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1961, year 1964
Place: california, usa, los angeles, australia, england ...
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 7.5
 77K
42 (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The powerful story of Jackie Robinson, the legendary baseball player who broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier when he joined the roster of the Brooklyn Dodgers. The film follows the innovative Dodgers’ general manager Branch Rickey, the ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, captivating, exciting, uplifting ...
Plot: baseball, racism, rivalry, athlete's life, sport, americana, hopes, power relations, athlete and trainer, rise to the top, human spirit, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945, year 1946, year 1947 ...
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, missouri, chicago illinois ...
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 7.7
 16K
Smash (2012)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Smash is an American musical drama television series created by playwright Theresa Rebeck and developed by Robert Greenblatt for NBC. Steven Spielberg served as one of the executive producers. The series was broadcast in the US by NBC and produced ...
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: actress, dancer, producer, director, singer, actor, young woman, actor's life, showbiz, rehearsal, audition, divorce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Midnight in Paris (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Spain, USA, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A romantic comedy about a family traveling to the French capital for business. The party includes a young engaged couple forced to confront the illusion that a life different from their own is better.
Style: stylized, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: time travel, writer's life, midnight, past, love and romance, painting, encounter, vacation, french, bohemian life, artists and showbiz, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 19th century, contemporary, 1920s ...
Place: france, europe, versailles, montmartre paris, paris france
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