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 captivating, realistic, serious, touching, talky and stylized films and TV shows about / with cultural icon, storytelling, catastrophe, artists and showbiz, runaway, mentor, lifestyle, dialogue, drinking and childhood 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), The Legend of Bruce Lee (2008), An Adventure in Space and Time (2013), Smash (2012), Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993), Che: Part One (2008), Killing Bono (2011), Yao (2018), Jobs (2013).

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, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: hot and sexy, movie star, showgirl, filmmaking, actor's life, celebrity, crumbling relationship, drinking problem, fame, nervous breakdown, cultural icon, showbiz ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london, california
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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, mumblecore, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drunk, cultural icon, americana, state affairs, parody, interview, political satire, guest, comedian, absurd humor, joke, drinking ...
Time: 20th century, 2010s, 1940s
Place: usa
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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: realistic, serious, captivating, stylized, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bruce lee, martial arts, kung fu, actor's life, rising to stardom, follow your dream, ambition, cultural icon, rivalry, society, lifestyle, instructor ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: asia, usa, china, hong kong
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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: sincere, captivating, sentimental, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: producer, director, actor, tv show, success, artists and showbiz, backstage, cultural icon, media, television, mentor protege relationship, doctor who ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1964, 1960s, year 1966 ...
Place: england, london
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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: stylized, captivating, realistic, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: showbiz, actor's life, actor, singer, producer, actress, starlet, lifestyle, rising to stardom, desire for fame, ambition, follow your dream ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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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: uplifting, serious, realistic, captivating, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, bruce lee, master warrior, filmmaking, american dream, training, prodigy, rising to stardom, follow your dream, human spirit, haunted by the past, rivalry ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 60s, 20th century, 50s ...
Place: hong kong, california, los angeles, usa, asia ...
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Che: Part One (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Spain, Mexico
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, thought provoking, sincere, captivating, serious ...
Plot: revolution, cuban revolution, dictatorship, execution, communism, idealism, state affairs, fighting the system, leadership, freedom, political unrest, rise to the top ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 60s, 20th century, year 1957 ...
Place: cuba, latin america, new york, mexico city
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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: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty
Plot: rivalry, desire for fame, follow your dream, teenage life, friends, ambition, teenage boy, brother brother relationship, music band, celebrity culture, band, cultural icon ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1976, 70s
Place: ireland, europe
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Yao (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Senegal
Duration: 103 min.
Story: From his village in northern Senegal, Yao is a 13-year-old boy ready to do anything to meet his hero: Seydou Tall, a famous French actor. Invited to Dakar to promote his new book, the latter goes to his country of origin for the first time. To ...
Style: road movie, light, touching, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: literature, fan, cultural icon, actor playing himself, movie actor, child, african, village, 13 year old, celebrity, african american, humour ...
Place: africa
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Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Based on the best-selling book, Remember the Time: Protecting Michael Jackson in His Final Days, and told through the eyes of Jackson's trusted bodyguards, Bill Whitfield and Javon Beard. The movie will reveal firsthand the devotion Michael ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, lyrical, touching, talky ...
Plot: pop star, singing, dancing, suit and tie, performer's life, cultural icon, star, choreography, stage, archive footage, fan, untimely death ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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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 ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: rise to the top, prodigy, entrepreneur, creativity, business, computers and web, inventions and discoveries, workplace situations, perfectionist, lifestyle, inventor, programmer ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 90s, 21st century, 20th century ...
Place: usa, india, california, new jersey
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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: psychological, rough, touching, sincere, captivating
Plot: society, couples, love and romance, friendship, ambition, hopes, life is a bitch, cultural icon, obesity, escapades, brutality, fall in love ...
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Ganes (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Finland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Remu grew up in modest conditions. He dropped out from schoold during his teen age years and is making career as a small time criminal. His family's destiny is about to come true, and it's going to be the usual: jail, alcoholism and ...
Style: captivating, atmospheric, factual, inspirational
Plot: rock band, youth, rock star, friendship, rock music, drugs, father son relationship, recording studio, police officer, jail, concert, rising to stardom ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: finland
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Slam (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Samuele is 16 and has a passion for skateboarding. He has big dreams: going to university, move to California, and travel, but things change when he meets Alice, who could be the girl of his life.
Style: captivating, humorous, light, sincere
Plot: young love, parenthood, teenager, friendship, teenage pregnancy, 16 year old, skateboarder, sex scene, love and romance, society, cultural icon, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy
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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, based on true events, rough, sexy ...
Plot: rock band, musician, singer, music band, fame, gay, aids, musician's life, lgbt, friendship between men, rise to the top, desire for fame ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1982, year 1970 ...
Place: england, britain, munich germany, atlanta georgia, edinburgh scotland ...
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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: sitcom, not serious, humorous, exciting, tense ...
Plot: robbery, misfit, celebrity culture, heist, hopes, unlikely criminals, friends, crimes, lifestyle, buddies, disorder, thief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york
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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: serious, psychological, suspenseful, scary, mind bending
Plot: psychic, afterlife, supernatural, psychic power, ghost, paranormal activity, supernatural ability, mystery, danger, mysterious character, unlikely partners, nobody believes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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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, realistic, emotional, talky, heartbreaking ...
Plot: soul music, music, friendship, desire for fame, musician's life, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, ambition, showbiz, blind ambition, rise to the top, black man ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 1950s, 20th century, 60s ...
Place: usa, georgia, south carolina, new jersey, boston
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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: touching, feel good, humorous, stylized, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: incest, school, high school, revolution, rose, high school life, hotshot hero, gender identity, wedding, silly humor, duel, boarding school ...
Place: japan
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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, talky, witty, humorous, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, workaholic, rejection, satire, love triangle, infidelity, idol, advice, date, ghost, dating, bittersweet ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: playboy, nightlife, nightclub, lifestyle, ambition, workplace situations, young people, starlet, gangsters, workplace, crimes, new job ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 50s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, 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, not serious, feel good, captivating, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, small town, heroic mission, comedy of errors, evil force, survival, mistaken identity, save the world, save the day, rescue, good versus evil, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, 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: sincere, realistic, captivating, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: musician's life, singer, musician, music, blues, success, showbiz, rock and roll, lifestyle, performer's life, rising to stardom, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 40s, 1940s ...
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 ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: queen, historical character, french history, royal family, princess, palaces castles and temples, royal court, french revolution, french, state affairs, politics, siblings relations ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: france, versailles, paris france, austria, europe ...
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Hitchcock (2012)
Genre: Biography, 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, showbiz, director, filmmaking, talented, couple relations, love and romance, artists and showbiz, dreams, censorship, husband wife relationship, jealousy ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1944 ...
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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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, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: musician's life, prodigy, follow your dream, musician, aunt nephew relationship, coming of age, rock and roll, adolescence, dysfunctional family, parents and children, hopes, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: liverpool, england, europe, hamburg germany, new zealand ...
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I'm Not There. (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Germany, Canada, USA, France
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, non-linear, stylized, meditative ...
Plot: music, actor, musician, star, poet, african american, vietnam war, ambition, artists and showbiz, musician's life, hopes, performer's life ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 50s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, new york, harlem, london, woodstock ...
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The Aviator (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
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: businessman, aviation, mental illness, pilot, millionaire, rise and fall, corruption, nervous breakdown, fame, phobia, senator, jealousy ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 1910s, 20s, 30s ...
Place: los angeles, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, houston texas ...
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Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
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 ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: childhood, writers, disney, writer's life, hollywood, showbiz, filmmaking, family relations, parents and children, haunted by the past, secretary, rehearsal ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, edwardian era, 1900s ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, australia, london ...
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Midnight in Paris (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Spain, USA, France
Duration: 96 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, witty, feel good, contemplative, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: time travel, literature, writer's life, bohemian life, midnight, french, past, love and romance, painting, vacation, encounter, writers ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 19th century, contemporary, 1920s ...
Place: paris france, france, versailles, europe, montmartre paris
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