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Coming Out of the Ice (1982)
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Coming Out of the Ice (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Victor and his family moved to the USSR in the mid '30's. When he refused to sign his skydiving accomplishment as a citizen of the USSR, he was not tried but simply sent to prison. His horrific imprisonment, beating and torture culminated with his being sent to the Gulag for many years. He was in the Soviet Union, according to the film, for a total of 45 years.
Plot: gulag, teenager, immigrants
Time: 1940s, 1930s
Place: siberia, soviet union

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexy and emotional films with plots about life is a bitch, showbiz, gulag, filmmaking, ambition, world war two and writers mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Coming Out of the Ice: Within the Whirlwind (2009), The Chronicles of Melanie (2016), The Confession (1990), Billy: The Early Years (2008), Kharms (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Within the Whirlwind (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, Poland, Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
Story: During Stalin's reign of terror, Evgenia Ginzburg, a literature professor, was sent to 10 years hard labor in a gulag in Siberia. Having lost everything, and no longer wishing to live, she meets the camp doctor and begins to come back to life.
Plot: female director, hallucination, kiss, male female relationship, train, starvation, steam train, hallucinations, jailed, sex scene, red dress, gulag
Time: year 1934
Place: soviet union, siberia
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95%
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Norway, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Fly-on-the-wall treatment of an ordinary day in the life of a prisoner in Stalin's Gulag. Closely adapted from Solzhenitsyn's classic novel based on his own experiences. Shot entirely on location in northern Norway
Plot: gulag, prisoner of war camp, job, weather, punishment, snow, food, prison, veteran, prisoner, winter, human nature ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: russia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Will There Really Be a Morning? (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: This is the story of actress Frances Farmer, her struggles with mental illness and involuntary confinement in an insane asylum.
Style: emotional, gloomy, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: mental illness, media, lifestyle, misfit, writer's life, performer's life, unfulfillment, couples, addiction, alcohol abuse, showbiz, child illness ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s
Place: seattle, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Execution of Private Slovik (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of Eddie Slovik, who was executed by the Army in 1945, the only American soldier to be executed for desertion since the Civil War.
Plot: firing squad, desertion, miscarriage, execution, world war two, court martial
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Rita Hayworth: The Love Goddess (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The life and times of silverscreen goddess Rita Hayworth.
Plot: dance, star, showbiz, actress, dancing
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Chronicles of Melanie (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Latvia, Czech Republic, Finland
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The 14th of June 1941, Soviet-occupied Latvia: Without warning, the authorities break into the house of Melanie and her husband Aleksandr and force them to leave everything behind. Together with more than 15 000 Latvians, Melanie and her son get ...
Style: rough, bleak, disturbing, suspense
Plot: deportation, survival, gulag, world war two, cruelty, grief, politics, political prisoner, life is a bitch, mother son relationship, period piece, mourning ...
Time: year 1941, year 1957, 1950s, 1940s, 50s
Place: siberia, russia, soviet union, latvia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Confession (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Story: The Confession (1990) survives in Parajanov: The Last Spring (1992) in its original camera negative. It remained unfinished due to the death of Sergei Parajanov. The Confession (1990) was his favorite screenplay, which was written in the 1960s and ...
Plot: genius, gulag, kgb, prison, confession
Place: georgia (former ussr), soviet union, russia, caucasus, armenia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The files that escaped the shredder have become an incredible motion picture. From the Kennedys to Martin Luther King. From cab drivers to Congressmen. From housewives to hostesses. He had something on 58 million people. It was all in his files. Now ...
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: watergate, fbi, president, gays and lesbians, ambition, crimes, law enforcement, social decay, megalomaniac, dishonesty, society, politics ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 50s, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california, washington d.c., los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Billy: The Early Years (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Most of us know Billy Graham as the self-assured and charismatic preacher who became one of the most important figures of 20th Century Christianity. Now, with the release of Billy: The Early Years, we meet Billy as the earnest and promising young ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: self discovery, hopes, life is a bitch, lifestyle, society, redemption, idealism, miraculous event, clergy, christianity, born again christian, doubt ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Kharms (2017)
Genre: Biography
Country: Russia, Lithuania
Duration: 95 min.
Story: He considers himself a genius but the publishers refuse to print his works. He loves women but they don’t always understand him. Constantly without money and out of touch with reality. The elegant fop Daniil Yuvachov names himself Kharms- a name ...
Style: absurd, avant garde
Plot: flashback, dating, clock, poet, death of father, archive footage, jail, arrest, imprisonment, absurdism, father son relationship, loss of father ...
Time: 1940s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: soviet union, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The George Raft Story (1961)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Ray Danton plays the title role in director Joseph M. Newman's 1961 film biography of the nightclub dancer-turned-movie star. The cast also includes Jayne Mansfield, Barrie Chase, Julie London, Neville Brand and Frank Gorshin.
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, psychotronic, slang
Plot: gambling, casino, revolution, gangsters, hollywood, interracial relations, drug abuse, relationship vs career, nightlife, criminal heroes, celebrity culture, nightclub ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1920s, 1930s, 30s ...
Place: cuba, new york, california, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
All Creatures Great and Small (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: James Herriot is a vet in Yorkshire, England, during the 1940's. He is assigned to the practice of Siegfried Farnon, who (together with his mischievous brother Tristan) already have a successful business. James undergoes a variety of adventures ...
Style: realistic, serious, talky, uplifting, sentimental ...
Plot: countryside, small town, veterinarian, romance, wounded animal, animal life, social differences, small town life, culture clash, world war two, bittersweet, love and romance ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 1940s
Place: yorkshire, europe, england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Tropic of Cancer (1970)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In contemporary Paris, expat American writer Henry Miller works his way through a series of amorous encounters while trying to find his literary voice.
Style: erotic, realistic, stylized, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: mental institution, looking for sex, school, artists and showbiz, immigrants, womanizer, writer's life, social relations, strong sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief), husband wife relationship, american abroad ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 20s, 30s ...
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Freeze Die Come to Life (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Stuck in a mining town near Vladivostok in 1947 amongst Soviet exiles and Japanese POWs (Japanese prisoners remained in Siberia for years after the war had ended), the kids have to come up with something to keep them busy. Two friends, Valerka and ...
Style: gloomy, disturbing, bleak, rough, serious ...
Plot: gulag, anti hero, heist, loss of daughter, anti heroes, poverty, children, child as adult, mine, friends, kids in trouble, child in peril ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 240 min.
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Plot: conscription, riot, politician, civil rights, lawyer, canadian, political activist, death of father, strike, civil liberties
Time: 1930s, 1960s, 1940s, 1950s, 50s ...
Place: quebec, canada
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Flynn (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A biographical movie on the film star Errol Flynn's early life before Hollywood fame.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: hollywood, heroes, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, school, legends and myths, showbiz, murder, theater, celebrity culture, crimes, actor's life ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Biography, Drama
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Duration: 96 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two dissidents, fall in love in a Marxist USSR Gulag death camp. As their friends die, they commit to the seeming impossible, escape, but both must first answer their deepest moral questions about the meaning of life, sacrifice and freedom.
Plot: marxism, artist, genocide, love, faith, christian, communism, dissident, gulag
Place: ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Gulag Barashevo (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 168 min.
Story: Artists, Poets, Writers, Musicians, and Dissidents, Husbands and Wives, in the Marxist USSR GULAG camps of Barashevo and Vorkuta, suffer in and survive their Gulag death camps. It is a ultimately a spiritual struggle.
Style: spiritual
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Place: ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Infinity (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Story of the early life of genius and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: world war two, terminal illness, couples, romance, couple relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, hopes, unfulfillment, introspection, young lovers, tuberculosis ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: new mexico, new york, usa, new orleans, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Marilyn: The Untold Story (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: The story of how Norma Jean, once an orphan in Hollywood California, becomes Marilyn Monroe, the movie star and celebrity.
Plot: miscarriage, party, photographer, soda, fame, acting class, happy birthday to you, mental illness, career, stadium, gas station, clinic ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1940s, 1930s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, japan, big ben london, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Dorothy Parker remembers the heyday of the Algonquin Round Table, a circle of friends whose barbed wit, like hers, was fueled by alcohol and flirted with despair.
Style: witty, talky, clever, captivating, cynical ...
Plot: writers, filmmaking, alcohol, addiction, friendship, alcohol abuse, hotel, strong female presence, bittersweet, friends, couples, family problems ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 50s, 20s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Trumbo (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The career of screenwriter Dalton Trumbo is halted by a witch hunt in the late 1940s when he defies the anti-communist HUAC committee and is blacklisted.
Style: talky, factual, intense, inspirational, touching ...
Plot: communism, hollywood, mccarthyism, justice, movie business, politics, communist, parent child relationship, writers, jail, political persecution, prison ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 1950s, 70s, year 1950 ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Something the Lord Made (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A dramatization of the relationship between heart surgery pioneers Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas.
Style: serious, uplifting, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
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Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 20th century, 40s ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A look at the life and career of controversial Louisiana governor Huey Long, whose nickname was "The Kingfish."
Style: thought provoking, captivating, realistic, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: assassination, society, state affairs, dishonesty, deadly, media, ambition, life is a bitch, rise to the top, politics, crimes, human spirit ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 1910s, 30s, 20s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Notorious Bettie Page (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Bettie Page grew up in a conservative religious family in Tennessee and became a photo model sensation in 1950s New York. Bettie's legendary pin-up photos made her the target of a Senate investigation into pornography, and transformed her into ...
Style: bleak, erotic, melancholic, factual, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: pornography, showbiz, bdsm, rise and fall, ambition, individuality, journal, life is a bitch, sexuality, nudity (full frontal - brief), censorship, photographer ...
Time: 50s, 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: usa, new york, tennessee, manhattan new york city, nashville tennessee ...
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37%
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Mommie Dearest (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In this biographical film, glamorous yet lonely star Joan Crawford takes in two orphans, and at first their unconventional family seems happy. But after Joan's attempts at romantic fulfillment go sour and she is fired from her contract with MGM ...
Style: disturbing, serious, tense, emotional, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adoption, abusive mother, mansion, life is a bitch, single parent, rebelliousness, family relations, family problems, parents and children, mentally unstable, juvenile delinquency, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 60s, 50s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 210 min.
Story: The story of the life of the actress Elizabeth Taylor.
Plot: actress, celebrity, child star, filmmaking, alcohol abuse, film within a film, backstage, divorce, honeymoon, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, domineering mother ...
Time: 1940s, 1950s, 60s, 50s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.6
 330
Trash (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Trash is a coming of age drama set amongst the poverty stricken trailer parks of the deep South. In a spiraling tale of hatred, love and loyalty, two teenage friends realize that the only way for each of them to escape their miserable futures is by ...
Plot: loyalty, poverty, love, escape, hate, south, trailer park, female nudity, backwoods, autobiography, teenager, americana ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.0
 133
Mae West (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Biography of the curvaceous and sharp-witted actress who scandalized Broadway and Hollywood in the 1920s-30s with her frank approach to sex.
Plot: feminist, showbiz, success, vaudeville, trial, filmmaking, training, actress, seduction, hollywood, broadway, star ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1900s
Place: california, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%