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, stylized, interesting, talky and dramatic films and TV shows about / with cultural icon, mentor, storytelling, catastrophe, runaway, dialogue, drinking, adaptation, childhood and lifestyle 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), Jobs (2013), The Social Network (2010), Midnight in Paris (2011), Smash (2012), 42 (2013), Saving Mr. Banks (2013), The Aviator (2004), I'm Not There. (2007).

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
Plot: movie star, filmmaking, showgirl, actor's life, celebrity, historical figure, artists and showbiz, showbiz, ambition, cultural icon, crumbling relationship, nervous breakdown ...
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: humorous, talky, realistic, mumblecore, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: american history, drunk, americana, state affairs, parody, cultural icon, interview, absurd humor, guest, comedian, political satire, religion ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: 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, sincere ...
Plot: rise to the top, prodigy, computers and web, inventions and discoveries, workplace situations, entrepreneur, business, apple computer, perfectionist, blind ambition, ipod, fame ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 80s ...
Place: usa, india, california, new jersey
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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, based on true events, realistic, serious, talky ...
Plot: computers and web, rise to the top, ambition, programmer, inventions and discoveries, social relations, ego clash, computer genius, creator, college, social network, hacker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s
Place: usa, california, harvard university, massachusetts, new york
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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: witty, talky, clever, surreal, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: time travel, writer's life, bohemian life, french, painting, midnight, past, painter, back in time, romance, doubts and hesitations, magical ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 1920s, 1890s ...
Place: france, europe, paris france, montmartre paris
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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, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: actor's life, showbiz, dancer, director, producer, singer, actress, actor, young woman, performer's life, urban, music ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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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, uplifting, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: baseball, racism, athlete's life, rivalry, sport, human spirit, rise to the top, athlete and trainer, discrimination, against the odds, americana, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1946, year 1945 ...
Place: new york, usa, pasadena california, cincinnati ohio, chicago illinois ...
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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, semi serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: writer's life, filmmaking, rehearsal, showbiz, hollywood, childhood, artists and showbiz, parents and children, friendship, haunted by the past, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1964, 1960s, year 1961
Place: california, usa, los angeles, australia, england ...
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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: epic, stylized, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: mental illness, pilot, aviation, businessman, rise and fall, womanizer, u.s. congress, phobia, corruption, paranoia, filmmaking, bribery ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: los angeles, new york, usa, california, connecticut ...
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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: clever, serious, offbeat, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: rock, music, actor, beatnik, hippie, poet, vietnam war, singer, divorce, musician, jewish, journalist ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, harlem manhattan new york city, minnesota, greenwich village manhattan new york city, woodstock ...
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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, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: revolution, communism, cuban revolution, dictatorship, execution, army, doctor, rebellion, folk hero, idealism, leadership, heroes ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: cuba, latin america, mexico city, new york
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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: sentimental, semi serious, witty, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: prodigy, musician, coming of age, musician's life, friendship, hit by a car, dark past, follow your dream, childhood, music, music band, siblings relations ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 1960s, 1940s
Place: liverpool, england, europe, hamburg germany, new zealand ...
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Hitchcock (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
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, stylized, realistic, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, hollywood, filmmaking, showbiz, director, jealousy, couple relations, movie business, wife husband relationship, artists and showbiz, marriage, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, year 1959, 1950s ...
Place: usa, california
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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: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: director, producer, actor, tv show, artists and showbiz, time travel, media, cultural icon, backstage, actress, success, doctor who ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1966, year 1963 ...
Place: england, london
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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: suspenseful, serious, scary, mind bending, psychological
Plot: psychic, supernatural, ghost, afterlife, mystery, university, supernatural ability, psychic power, skeptic, unlikely partners, dealing with death, mysterious character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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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, palaces castles and temples, state affairs, french, siblings relations, politics, rite, female protagonist ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, 1780s
Place: france, versailles, paris france, europe, austria ...
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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, serious, sentimental, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: singer, musician's life, music, civil rights, musician, african american, blues, performer's life, rising to stardom, showbiz, ambition, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois, poland
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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, offbeat, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, small town, cult, agent, birthday, mummy, anti heroes, drugs/alcohol, comedy of errors, deadly creature, parallel world, save the day ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, new jersey
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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, serious, realistic, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nightclub, nightlife, district attorney, oldies, ambition, playboy, sex worker, gangsters, workplace situations, crimes, workplace, starlet ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 50s, 60s
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
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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, dating, infidelity, ghost, advice, idol, date, romance, rejection, postmodernism, looking for love, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, new york
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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, serious, uplifting, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, training, filmmaking, american dream, rising to stardom, hopes, bruce lee, rivalry, society, hollywood, actor's life, kung fu ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: hong kong, california, asia, los angeles, usa ...
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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, humorous, surreal, offbeat, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: incest, high school, hotshot hero, school, high school life, revolution, youth, role playing, metaphysics, gender roles, gender identity, sexual identity ...
Place: japan
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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, not serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teacher, rock, social misfits, drugs/alcohol, teachers and students, sweat, music teacher, latinx lead, theatre milieu, high school life, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona, san diego california, manhattan new york city
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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: uplifting, semi serious, realistic, touching, offbeat ...
Plot: punk, musician's life, rock, music, follow your dream, polio, rock star, rising to stardom, human spirit, disability, ambition, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: england, europe
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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: gloomy, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, humorous ...
Plot: hip hop, drugs/alcohol, celebrity guests, actor's life, performer's life, music, celebrity culture, showbiz, artists and showbiz, musician's life, starting over, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
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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, realistic, exciting, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, bruce lee, kung fu, actor's life, rising to stardom, ambition, artists and showbiz, hollywood, follow your dream, filmmaking, family life, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: asia, china, hong kong, usa
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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: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating, dramatic ...
Plot: african american, music, drugs/alcohol, musician's life, blind ambition, friendship, desire for fame, rising to stardom, showbiz, ambition, artists and showbiz, rise to the top ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: georgia, usa, new jersey, boston
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Sailor Moon (1992)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: One day, Usagi Tsukino, clumsy 2nd-year middle school student (8th grader), stumbles upon a talking cat named Luna. Luna tells her that she is destined to be Sailor Moon, "champion of love and justice", and she must search for the fabled ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, stylized, epic, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: superhero, friendship, princess, save the world, good versus evil, cat, queen, young heroes, imaginary, danger, supernatural, heroes ...
Time: 1990s
Place: japan
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Love Me Do (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A director decides to make a film about an old friend, musician, who died from drugs years ago and became known to the general public after his death. The present and the past confused in the mind of the director and the influences in his work.
Plot: car bomb, camera, musician, rock singer, symbolism, producer, cultural icon
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Joy of Learning (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Night after night, not long before dawn, two young adults, Patricia and Emile, meet on a sound stage to discuss learning, discourse, and the path to revolution. Scenes of Paris's student revolt, the Vietnam War, and other events of the late ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, talky, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: revolution, politics, repression, young heroes, idealism, rebelliousness, culture clash, political unrest, fighting the system, society, human spirit, introspection ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, paris france, cuba, vietnam ...
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