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, touching, stylized, inspirational and talky films and TV shows about / with cultural icon, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, suspense, storytelling, art, music, mentor, family relations and husband wife relationship 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), Li Xiao Long chuan qi (2008), An Adventure in Space and Time (2013), Smash (2012), Midnight in Paris (2011), Angelyne (2022), Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993), Che: Part One (2008), Britney Ever After (2017).

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, romantic, melancholic, factual, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: historical figure, fame, love, hollywood, actress, actor's life, movie star, ambition, cultural icon, women, depression, celebrity ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1956
Place: england, london, california, europe
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Drunk History (2013)
Genre: Comedy, History
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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, parody, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drunk, cultural icon, americana, state affairs, absurd humor, comedian, guest, political satire, joke, religion, battles, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, future, 60s, 80s, 16th century ...
Place: usa
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Li Xiao Long chuan qi (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, kung fu, martial arts, tough guy, rising to stardom, ambition, actor's life, follow your dream, lifestyle, rivalry, society, cultural icon ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: china, usa, hong kong, asia
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An Adventure in Space and Time (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 86 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: enigmatic, captivating, sincere, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: doctor who, time travel, television, producer, director, twists and turns, british, fantasy world, artists and showbiz, cultural icon, tv show, backstage ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1964, year 1963, year 1966 ...
Place: england, london
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Smash (2012)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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, realistic, captivating, stylized, dramatic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: actress, showbiz, dancer, actor's life, young woman, singer, producer, actor, starlet, follow your dream, lifestyle, ambition ...
Time: 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: feel good, surreal, melancholic, sentimental, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: time travel, literature, bohemian life, magic realism, fall in love, painter, love and romance, artist, nostalgia, writers, writer's life, art history ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1920s, year 2010, 2010s ...
Place: paris france, france, versailles, europe, montmartre paris
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Angelyne (2022)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
TV show
Story: A mysterious blonde bombshell takes over Los Angeles billboards in the mid-80s, ushering in the era of famous-for-being-famous influencer culture.
Style: semi autobiographical, psychological, captivating, disturbing, exciting
Plot: fame, cultural icon, vanity, egocentric, diva, musician, suspense, life is a bitch, popularity, musician's life, rising to stardom, desire for fame ...
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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, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, bruce lee, master warrior, actor's life, filmmaking, culture clash, training, father son relationship, american dream, rising to stardom, prodigy ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 70s, 50s, 20th century ...
Place: hong kong, los angeles, san francisco, china, california ...
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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: political, thought provoking, intense, talky, captivating ...
Plot: revolution, cuban revolution, communism, violence, military, idealism, dictatorship, politics, execution, fighting the system, state affairs, leadership ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, year 1957, year 1958
Place: cuba, latin america, mexico city, new york
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Britney Ever After (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Biopic detailing the tumultuous story of pop icon Britney Spears' rise to fame, fall from grace and eventual triumphant resurrection, firmly securing her position as one of the world's greatest entertainers.
Style: sexy, realistic, mumblecore, rough, psychological ...
Plot: woman, idol, celebrity, musician, love, artists and showbiz, fame, cult figure, rise to the top, cultural icon, prodigy, female singer ...
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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, captivating ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: literature, child, cultural icon, fan, humour, obsessive quest, african american man, actor's life, african american protagonist, movie actor, child protagonist, african american ...
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: touching, sentimental, captivating, lyrical, talky ...
Plot: children, pop star, dancing, performer's life, cultural icon, musician's life, celebrity culture, life & death, singer, destiny, fan, showbiz ...
Place: los angeles, usa
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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: captivating, psychological, rough, sincere, touching
Plot: love and romance, couples, society, friendship, life is a bitch, hopes, escapades, ambition, obesity, brutality, fall in love, cultural icon ...
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Selection Project (2021)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: A group of nine determined girls enter the 7th Annual “Selection Project,” a television show where they’ll audition to become idols…and pursue their dreams!
Style: anime, entertaining, captivating, humorous
Plot: slice of life, idol, cultural icon, young girl, desire for fame, ambition, musician, music band, direction and purpose, aspiration, musician's life, music ...
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Roald & Beatrix: The Tail of the Curious Mouse (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Roald & Beatrix, the tail of the curious mouse, a heart-warming Christmas film inspired by the true encounter between a six-year-old Roald Dahl and his idol Beatrix Potter. A magical story of what really can happen when you are brave enough to ...
Style: sweet, sentimental, touching, fairy tale
Audience: kids
Plot: bully, intergenerational friendship, life philosophy, unlikely friendships, cultural icon, parents and children, childhood, imagination, mentor, hopes, mischievous children, family relations ...
Time: 1920s
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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: atmospheric, captivating, factual, inspirational
Plot: rock star, youth, friendship, rock music, recording studio, police officer, father son relationship, jail, drugs, rising to stardom, cultural icon, singer ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 50s, 60s
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: light, humorous, captivating, sincere
Plot: teenager, teenage pregnancy, parenthood, teenage mother, friendship, sex scene, love and romance, cultural icon, society, family relations, couples, youth ...
Place: italy
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American Underdog (2021)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The true story of Kurt Warner, who went from a stockboy at a grocery store to a two-time NFL MVP, Super Bowl champion, and Hall of Fame quarterback.
Style: captivating, disturbing, psychological, thought provoking, emotional ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: american football, sport, american football player, football team, nfl, football, champion, christian, athlete's life, sport team, lifestyle, athlete and trainer ...
Time: year 1992, year 1985, year 1996
Place: los angeles, st. louis missouri
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Papa Hemingway in Cuba (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In 1959, a young journalist ventures to Havana, Cuba to meet his idol, the legendary Ernest Hemingway who helped him find his literary voice, while the Cuban Revolution comes to a boil around them.
Style: psychological, captivating, disturbing
Plot: writers, cuban revolution, journalist, lifestyle, revolution, historical figure, meeting, cuban, social problems, cultural icon, world war one, art ...
Place: cuba
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Rocketman (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Musical
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The story of Elton John's life, from his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through his influential and enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin.
Style: inspirational, uplifting, touching, stylized, compassionate ...
Plot: musician, rock music, lgbt, rising to stardom, homosexual, gay lead character, gay, music, mother and son, drunkenness, gay slur, rock star ...
Time: 60s, 70s, future, 20th century, 80s ...
Place: england, california, madison square garden manhattan new york city, london, new york ...
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La Guzmán (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Mexico
TV show
Story: Mni series about the life of Mexican singer Alejandra Guzmán.
Style: sentimental, emotional, serious, touching, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: singer, queen, rock, life, diva, artist, rehearsal, musician, dancing, suspense, pop star, cultural icon ...
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THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls (2014)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: There are many idols with long-established talent agency 346 Production. And now the company is starting a new program, the Cinderella Project! Girls leading normal lives are chosen to be aspiring idols and see another world for the first time in ...
Style: anime, humorous, entertaining, captivating
Plot: idol, rivalry, aspiration, desire for fame, musician, direction and purpose, cultural icon, spell, rivals, music, musician's life, music band ...
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Con Man (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 12 min.
TV show
Story: Con Man centers on the post-show life of Wray Nerely the co-star of “Spectrum,” a sci-fi series, which was canceled before its time and went on to become a cult classic beloved by fans. Wray’s good friend, Jack Moore starred as the series ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sincere
Plot: coping, actor, fan, artist, fandom, artists and showbiz, cultural icon, society, lifestyle, hopes, fan culture, pop culture ...
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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, factual, inspirational, realistic, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: business, entrepreneur, creativity, rise to the top, inventor, computer, inventions and discoveries, prodigy, business venture, corporate america, programmer, technology ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 2001 ...
Place: california, new jersey, los angeles, usa, india
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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: surreal, melancholic, thought provoking, stylized, disturbing ...
Plot: hip hop, musician's life, celebrity culture, showbiz, career change, lifestyle, performer's life, starting over, actor's life, drugs, nude, found footage ...
Time: 21st century
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: uplifting, realistic, semi serious, touching, biting ...
Plot: disability, lifestyle, desire for fame, human spirit, ambition, follow your dream, musician's life, life is a bitch, hopes, couple relations, music, rising to stardom ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: england, ireland, europe
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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, sexy, stylized, talky, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teacher, teachers and students, satire, dysfunctional family, school, youth, rehearsal, cheerleading, love, student, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, arizona, tucson arizona, manhattan new york city, san diego california ...
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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: melancholic, factual, colourful, realistic, visually appealing ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: historical character, french revolution, queen, princess, royal court, french history, royal family, french, fashion, aristocracy, coming of age, women ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, victorian era, georgian era, 1780s ...
Place: france, versailles, europe, tokyo, austria ...
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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: tricky, suspenseful, psychological, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suspense, showbiz, obsession, hollywood, manipulation, secrets, investigation, twists and turns, couple relations, love and romance, talented, artists and showbiz ...
Time: year 1959, 1940s, 50s, 60s, year 1944 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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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, intense, emotional, witty, sincere ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: prodigy, coming of age, follow your dream, the beatles, rock and roll, musician's life, music, adolescence, dysfunctional family, musician, rock, artist ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new jersey, california, england, europe, hamburg germany ...
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