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Caravaggio (1986)
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, contemplative, baroque
Plot: sexual relations, love triangle, painter, artist, rise and fall, life is a bitch, lifestyle, art, painting, lgbt, gay, obsession, tragic love, performer's life, love and romance, infidelity, destructive relationship, mentally unstable, artists and showbiz, gender, male homosexuality, gays and lesbians, sex, horse, fight ...
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, sexy and stylized films with plots about couples, artists and showbiz, love and romance, painter, artist, obsession and performer's life mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like Caravaggio: Blue (1993), Edward II (1991), Artemisia (1997), Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003), The Danish Girl (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, experimental, atmospheric, serious, factual ...
Plot: aids, terminal illness, death, autobiography, church, gender, infidelity, storytelling, hotshot hero, sexual relations, performer's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, asia
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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: stylized, serious, realistic, factual, sincere
Plot: conspiracy, royal family, betrayal, society, gender, love and romance, state affairs, couples, dishonesty, friendship, king, queen ...
Time: 14th century, 90s
Place: london
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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, sexy, sexual, erotic, serious ...
Plot: loss of virginity, defloration, virgin, virginity, painter, first sexual experience, first sex, love affair, love and romance, legal, sexual abuse, performer's life ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s, renaissance, 70s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
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Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Luxembourg, France, Belgium, USA
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, painter, painting, maid, jealousy, fall in love, new job, art, society, artist, romance, family problems ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
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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, heartbreaking, emotional, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: transsexual, lgbt, couple relations, art, gays and lesbians, artist, gay, painter, gender, society, love and romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: denmark, paris france, copenhagen denmark, europe, london ...
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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: biting, realistic, contemplative, suspense, serious ...
Plot: s&m, painter, celebrity culture, love and romance, destructive relationship, gender, lifestyle, society, couples, perversion, life is a bitch, performer's life ...
Time: 90s, 1960s, 60s, 70s
Place: east end london, new york, paris france, london
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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: sexy, sexual, psychological, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, poet, infidelity, mentor, pregnancy, romance, gay teenager, gay sex, tragic love, prodigy, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: paris france, france, europe, holland, london ...
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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: sexy, sexual, emotional, touching, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: soldier, painter, conscientious objector, romance, friendship, bittersweet, sexual relations, artists and showbiz, performer's life, unfulfilled love, writer's life, couples ...
Time: 1930s, 1910s, 1920s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: england, europe, london, wales, venice
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The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
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, serious, epic, atmospheric, inspirational ...
Plot: painter, genius, architect, sculpture, painting, infidelity, historical figure, life & death, pope, hard labor, standoff, based on a novel ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1960s, 60s, quarry ...
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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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, realistic, serious ...
Plot: painter, artist, obsession, prodigy, sexual relations, lifestyle, ambition, society, against the rules, painting, dying man, dying ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, turn of the century, year 1918
Place: austria, paris france, france, europe, vienna
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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, older man younger woman relationship, painter, infidelity, physical abuse, mistress, couple relations, artist, love and romance, love affair, world war two ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1940s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: paris france, poland, france, europe, las vegas ...
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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: temptation, infidelity, alcoholic, sex, poet, actor's life, love and romance, libertine, dying words, fired from the job, dying, dysfunctional marriage ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, london, europe
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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, fall in love, rise and fall, medicine, plague, jealousy, romance, love triangle, love and romance, couple relations, royal family, human spirit ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century, 1930s, 19th century
Place: england, london, europe, scotland
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Frida (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, USA, Canada
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: stylized, sincere, serious, colourful, emotional ...
Plot: painter, art, bohemian life, couple relations, disability, feminism, lesbian interest, lifestyle, jealousy, loneliness, artist, handicapped ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 1920s, 20s, 20th century ...
Place: mexico, latin america, paris france, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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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: sincere, touching, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: posing nude, love triangle, love affair, lifestyle, infidelity, couples, dishonesty, couple relations, love and romance, romance, fall in love, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1900s, twentieth century, edwardian era
Place: cornwall, england, london
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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: atmospheric, realistic, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Plot: poetry reading, gays and lesbians, love and romance, writer's life, gender, suicide, sailor, brooklyn bridge, poet, writers, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 20s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: usa, ohio, new york, paris france, mexico
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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, gloomy, epic, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: monk, christianity, artist, human spirit, social misfits, hopes, horse, prince, painting, greek, invasion, monastery ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages, 1400s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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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, alcohol abuse, painter, art, bohemian life, rise and fall, supportive spouse, addiction, lifestyle, self destructing, ambition ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, 40s, 1950s ...
Place: new york, usa, long island, greenwich village manhattan new york city
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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, sexy, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, feminism, destructive relationship, unfulfillment, writer's life, love and romance, love affair, artists and showbiz, romance, tragic love, lifestyle, gender ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1820s
Place: italy, venice, paris france, france, europe ...
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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, student, surrealism, coming of age, writer's life, romance, state affairs, buddies ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1936
Place: spain, madrid, europe, new york, barcelona spain ...
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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, contemplative, serious, sexual, gloomy ...
Plot: obsession, prostitute, jealousy, courtesan, femme fatale, anti semitism, infidelity, love triangle, power relations, tragic love, society, gender ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: paris france, france, europe, egypt, italy
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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: emotional, stylized, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: love triangle, romance, love, love and romance, fall in love, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, self discovery, couples, art critic, performer's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe
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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: touching, realistic, serious, factual, melancholic ...
Plot: prodigy, painter, life is a bitch, painting, tragic love, addiction, tragic hero, couple relations, romance, artists and showbiz, uninhibited rivalry, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 20s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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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, serious, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: homosexuality, gay, gay lead character, obsession, gays and lesbians, gay protagonist, hypocrisy, courtroom drama, writer's life, prison, gay slur, homosexual ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 90s, victorian england, victorian era
Place: england, europe, ireland, london
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Paradise Found (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, Australia, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Paradise Found is a biography about the painter Paul Gauguin. Focusing on his personal conflict between citizen life and his family life and the art scene in Frane. In an incredible imagery montage Gauguin manages to make a successful living in the ...
Style: realistic, serious, scenic, contemplative
Plot: prodigy, lifestyle, obsessive quest, ambition, survival, love affair, love and romance, tragic love, rise and fall, life is a bitch, obsession, destiny ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1870s
Place: paris france, tahiti, europe, france
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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, realistic, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: violin, orchestra, music, forbidden love, human nature, youth, apprentice, power relations, musician's life, love and romance, rise to the top, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 17th century, 70s
Place: france, europe, versailles, paris france
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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, romantic, melancholic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: artist, addiction, singer, rise and fall, fashion, socialite, fame, photographer, actor's life, love, art, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1971 ...
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, arc de triomphe paris ...
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Another Country (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the 1930s, Guy Bennett and Tommy Judd are friends because they are both outsiders in their own ways. Bennett is openly gay, Judd is a Marxist. It explores his homosexuality and exposure to Marxism, while examining the hypocrisy and snobbery ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, factual, captivating ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, gay lead character, social differences, society, romance, golden years, youth, boarding school life, gender, coming of age, young love ...
Time: 80s, year 1983, 1930s
Place: england, russia, europe, britain, soviet union ...
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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, haunted by the past, prodigy, rebelliousness, society, obsession, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, rising to stardom ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1900s, 1890s, 1870s ...
Place: norway, germany, paris france, berlin germany, copenhagen ...
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Georgia O'Keeffe (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Biopic of American artist Georgia O'Keeffe and her husband, photographer Alfred Stieglitz.
Style: tense, serious, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: couples, destructive relationship, rise to the top, couple relations, artists and showbiz, love and romance, lifestyle, obsession, husband wife relationship, mortality, brother brother relationship, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1930s, 30s, 20s ...
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new york, new mexico, wisconsin
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