Movies like Caravaggio

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Caravaggio (1986)
 6.6
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Caravaggio (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: As influential Italian artist Caravaggio dies in exile in 1610, he recalls his short life, from his childhood to his initial artistic failures to his later triumphs as he catches the eye of a sympathetic cardinal to his destructive relationship with a dashing gambler.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, stylized, factual, gloomy, baroque
Plot: sexual relations, love triangle, painter, artist, rise and fall, life is a bitch, lifestyle, art, painting, gay, obsession, tragic love, love and romance, infidelity, destructive relationship, mentally unstable, artists and showbiz, gender, lgbt, homosexuality, gays and lesbians, horse, snake, genius, pregnancy ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century, 1500s
Place: italy, rome italy

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, stylized and melancholic films with plots about couples, love and romance, artists and showbiz, obsession, painting, artist and painter mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like Caravaggio: Blue (1993), Total Eclipse (1995), Artemisia (1997), Edward II (1991), Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Blue (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Japan
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Against a plain, unchanging blue screen, a densely interwoven soundtrack of voices, sound effects and music attempt to convey a portrait of Derek Jarman's experiences with AIDS, both literally and allegorically, together with an exploration of ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, factual, thought provoking ...
Plot: aids, terminal illness, death, infidelity, church, gender, storytelling, autobiography, lone wolves, hotshot hero, life is a bitch, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, asia
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95%
 6.6
 12K
Total Eclipse (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Belgium
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Young, wild poet Arthur Rimbaud and his mentor Paul Verlaine engage in a fierce, forbidden romance while feeling the effects of a hellish artistic lifestyle.
Style: sexual, psychological, serious, realistic, intellectual ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, infidelity, mentor, pregnancy, poet, gays and lesbians, gay teenager, romance, celebrity culture, life is a bitch, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: holland, europe, france, africa, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.6
 2K
Artemisia (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1653) was one of the first well-known female painters. The movie tells the story of her youth, when she was guided and protected by her father, the painter Orazio Gentileschi. Her professional curiosity about the male ...
Style: factual, sexual, captivating, stylized, serious ...
Plot: defloration, loss of virginity, virginity, virgin, painter, first sexual experience, first sex, artists and showbiz, love affair, romance, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: 17th century, renaissance, 1600s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 6.8
 2K
Edward II (1991)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In this Derek Jarman version of Christopher Marlowe's Elizabethan drama, in modern costumes and settings, Plantagenet king Edward II hands the power-craving nobility the perfect excuse by taking as lover besides his diplomatic wife, the French ...
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, factual, sincere
Plot: royal family, state affairs, love and romance, betrayal, gender, society, couples, dishonesty, conspiracy, friendship, king, queen ...
Time: 14th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Luxembourg
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This film, adapted from a work of fiction by author Tracy Chevalier, tells a story about the events surrounding the creation of the painting "Girl With A Pearl Earring" by 17th century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer. A young peasant maid ...
Style: sincere, stylized, realistic, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: master and servant, painting, painter, maid, jealousy, fall in love, new job, art, society, artist, romance, family problems ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.1
 149K
The Danish Girl (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When Gerda Wegener asks her husband Einar to fill in as a portrait model, Einar discovers the person she's meant to be and begins living her life as Lili Elbe. Having realized her true self and with Gerda's love and support, Lili embarks ...
Style: captivating, serious, emotional, touching, heartbreaking ...
Plot: transsexual, lgbt, couple relations, art, gays and lesbians, painter, artist, love and romance, society, gender, life is a bitch, painting ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: denmark, copenhagen denmark, europe, copenhagen, brussels belgium ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Japan, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Biography of the British painter Francis Bacon. The movie focuses on his relationship with George Dyer, his lover. Dyer was a former small time crook.
Style: serious, realistic, biting, dark, melancholic ...
Plot: s&m, painter, gay, destructive relationship, couple relations, celebrity culture, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, perversion, couples, gender, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 1960s
Place: east end london, paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.8
 5K
Carrington (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The story of the relationship between painter Dora Carrington and author Lytton Strachey in a World War One England of cottages and countryside. Although platonic due to Strachey's homosexuality, the relationship was nevertheless a deep and ...
Style: sexual, emotional, touching, talky, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: conscientious objector, painter, soldier, romance, friendship, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, sexual relations, unlikely couple, fall in love, love and romance, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 1910s, 19th century, victorian, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: england, europe, wales, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Charlton Heston stars as Renaissance artist Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564), who begrudgingly paints the Sistine Chapel for imperious Pope Julius II in this epic adaptation of Irvine Stone's novel ...
Style: uplifting, atmospheric, serious, epic, inspirational ...
Plot: painter, genius, sculpture, architect, painting, infidelity, historical figure, life & death, pope, hard labor, standoff, based on a novel ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s, 1960s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.6
 8K
Restoration (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An aspiring young physician, Robert Merivel found himself in the service of King Charles II and saves the life of someone close to the King. Merivel joins the King's court and lives the high life provided to someone of his position. Merivel is ...
Style: serious, captivating, emotional, factual, intense ...
Plot: redemption, rise and fall, medicine, plague, jealousy, romance, love triangle, royal family, love and romance, fall in love, couple relations, human spirit ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century, 1930s, 19th century
Place: england, london, europe, medical school, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Surviving Picasso (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The passionate Merchant-Ivory drama tells the story of Francoise Gilot, the only lover of Pablo Picasso who was strong enough to withstand his ferocious cruelty and move on with her life.
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, emotional, intense ...
Plot: womanizer, love triangle, infidelity, older man younger woman relationship, painter, physical abuse, mistress, couple relations, artist, love affair, love and romance, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 40s, 20th century, 1940s ...
Place: poland, france, europe, paris france, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.2
 3K
Klimt (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Austria, France, Germany, UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A portrait of Austrian artist Gustav Klimt whose lavish, sexual paintings came to symbolize the art nouveau style of the late 19th and early 20th century.
Style: stylized, thought provoking, based on true events, sexual, serious ...
Plot: artist, painter, prodigy, obsession, sexual relations, ambition, lifestyle, society, against the rules, painting, dying man, dying ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, year 1918, turn of the century
Place: austria, france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.3
 34K
The Libertine (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The story of John Wilmot, a.k.a. the Earl of Rochester, a 17th century poet who famously drank and debauched his way to an early grave, only to earn posthumous critical acclaim for his life's work.
Style: stylized, serious, melancholic, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: infidelity, alcoholic, sex, poet, temptation, love and romance, actor's life, libertine, rebel, dying words, dysfunctional marriage, fired from the job ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Swann in Love (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Swann (Jeremy Irons), an eligible bachelor in the best circles of fin-de-siècle Paris, has also some more vulgar but rich friends, the Verdurins. Through them he meets Odette (Ornella Muti), a courtesan, with whom he falls hopelessly in love. She ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, sexual, neurotic
Plot: prostitute, obsession, gay, jealousy, courtesan, power relations, anti semitism, dishonesty, infidelity, femme fatale, tragic love, gender ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: france, europe, egypt, paris france, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 8.2
 41K
Andrei Rublev (1966)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 165 min.
Story: An expansive Russian drama, this film focuses on the life of revered religious icon painter Andrei Rublev. Drifting from place to place in a tumultuous era, the peace-seeking monk eventually gains a reputation for his art. But after Rublev witnesses ...
Style: atmospheric, epic, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Plot: christianity, monk, artist, social misfits, human spirit, horse, prince, painting, invasion, greek, monastery, rape ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages, 1400s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Children of the Century (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: True tale of the tumultuous love affair between two French literary icons of the 19th Century, novelist George Sand and poet Alfred de Musset. But their affair falls apart during an excursion to Venice, Italy where Musset is distracted by drugs and ...
Style: sexual, realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: infidelity, feminism, romance, couple relations, gender bending, couples, fall in love, love and romance, lifestyle, gender, forbidden love, tragic love ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 1830s
Place: italy, france, europe, venice, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.4
 75K
Frida (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada, Mexico
Duration: 123 min.
Story: "Frida" chronicles the life Frida Kahlo shared unflinchingly and openly with Diego Rivera, as the young couple took the art world by storm. From her complex and enduring relationship with her mentor and husband to her illicit and ...
Style: sincere, colourful, emotional, touching, psychological ...
Plot: disability, couple relations, art, feminism, bohemian life, loneliness, lesbian love, painter, artist, lifestyle, love of one's life, lesbian interest ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 40s, 1930s, 30s ...
Place: mexico, latin america, paris france, mexico city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.9
 14K
Wilde (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Japan, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The story of Oscar Wilde, genius, poet, playwright and the First Modern Man. The self-realisation of his homosexuality caused Wilde enormous torment as he juggled marriage, fatherhood and responsibility with his obsessive love for Lord Alfred ...
Style: touching, captivating, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: homosexuality, obsession, gay relationship, hypocrisy, courtroom drama, writer's life, prison, couple relations, society, injustice, rise and fall, ambition ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era
Place: england, europe, ireland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 7.0
 26K
Pollock (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In August of 1949, Life Magazine ran a banner headline that begged the question: "Jackson Pollock: Is he the greatest living painter in the United States?" The film is a look back into the life of an extraordinary man, a man who has ...
Style: based on true events, emotional, inspirational, intellectual, atmospheric ...
Plot: artist, painting, painter, art, supportive spouse, rise and fall, addiction, lifestyle, self destructing, ambition, bohemian life, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 50s, 40s, 1950s ...
Place: new york, usa, long island, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Behind the Candelabra (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the autobiographical novel, the tempestuous 6-year relationship between Liberace and his (much younger) lover, Scott Thorson, is recounted.
Style: stylized, realistic, factual, entertaining, gloomy ...
Plot: gay, pianist, aids, celebrity, showbiz, couples, destructive relationship, lifestyle, age difference, surgery, gays and lesbians, foster parent ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1979, year 1986 ...
Place: las vegas, usa, southern california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.5
 8K
Little Ashes (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: About the young life and loves of artist Salvador Dalí, filmmaker Luis Buñuel and writer Federico García Lorca.
Style: atmospheric, serious, factual, exciting, tense ...
Plot: friendship, poet, friends, political unrest, exhibitionism, surrealism, student, coming of age, writer's life, romance, state affairs, buddies ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, barcelona spain, morocco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 8.3
 3K
Edvard Munch (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery, Romance
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 210 min.
Story: A biographical film about the Norwegian Expressionist painter Edvard Munch. It was originally created as a three-part miniseries co-produced by the Norwegian and Swedish state television networks, but subsequently gained an American theatrical ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: expressionism, painter, family problems, couples, obsession, prodigy, haunted by the past, rebelliousness, unfulfillment, destructive relationship, couple relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1900s ...
Place: norway, germany, berlin germany, copenhagen denmark, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Summer in February (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Newlyn School of artists flourished at the beginning of the 20th Century and the film focuses on the wild and bohemian Lamorna Group, which included Alfred Munnings and Laura and Harold Knight. The incendiary anti-Modernist Munnings, now ...
Style: realistic, sincere, stylized, touching, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, dishonesty, couples, romance, infidelity, lifestyle, family relations, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, love and romance, love affair, couple relations ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, twentieth century, 1900s, edwardian era
Place: england, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.4
 10K
Modigliani (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Romania, France, Italy
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Set in Paris in 1919, biopic centers on the life of late Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani, focusing on his last days as well as his rivalry with Pablo Picasso. Modigliani, a Jew, has fallen in love with Jeanne, a young and beautiful Catholic girl. ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, factual, melancholic ...
Plot: prodigy, life is a bitch, painter, tragic hero, couple relations, tragic love, addiction, painting, romance, uninhibited rivalry, artist, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 20s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Lady Caroline Lamb (1972)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Lady Caroline Lamb, dissatisfied in her marriage, has an affair with the dashing Romantic poet Lord Byron.
Style: realistic, sexual, serious
Plot: obsession, politics, love triangle, infidelity, couple relations, couples, political unrest, dishonesty, head of state, royal family, intrigue, prodigy ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.4
 20K
Factory Girl (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the mid-1960s, wealthy debutant Edie Sedgwick meets artist Andy Warhol. She joins Warhol's famous Factory and becomes his muse. Although she seems to have it all, Edie cannot have the love she craves from Andy, and she has an affair with a ...
Style: serious, factual, melancholic, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: artist, addiction, singer, rise and fall, fashion, socialite, photographer, actor's life, fame, love, art, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, year 1964, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.9
 4K
Effie Gray (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A look at the mysterious relationship between Victorian art critic John Ruskin and his teenage bride Effie Gray.
Style: stylized, captivating, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: love triangle, romance, love, fall in love, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, couples, love and romance, self discovery, art critic, artists and showbiz, critic ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
All the Mornings of the World (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: It's late 17th century. The viola da gamba player Monsieur de Sainte Colombe comes home to find that his wife died while he was away. In his grief he builds a small house in his garden into wich he moves to dedicate his life to music and his ...
Style: emotional, stylized, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: orchestra, violin, music, forbidden love, rise to the top, musician's life, teachers and students, love and romance, artists and showbiz, romance, apprentice, power relations ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, europe, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.1
 21K
Room in Rome (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A hotel room in the center of Rome serves as the setting for two young and recently acquainted women to have a physical adventure that touches their very souls.
Style: sexual, serious, atmospheric, sexy, stylized ...
Plot: lesbian sex, lesbian, sexual relations, gays and lesbians, lesbianism, fall in love, couples, hotel, love and romance, intimacy, lesbian love, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, renaissance
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Broken Tower (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Docudrama about American poet Hart Crane, who committed suicide in April 1932 at the age of 32 by jumping off the steamship SS Orizaba.
Style: gloomy, realistic, sincere, stylized, serious ...
Plot: poetry reading, sailor, brooklyn bridge, poet, lifestyle, visionary, gender, introspection, couples, writer's life, artists and showbiz, love and romance ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, ohio, paris france, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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