Movies like Frances

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Frances (1982)
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Frances (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The true story of Frances Farmer's meteoric rise to fame in Hollywood and the tragic turn her life took when she was blacklisted.
Style: depressing, disturbing, emotional, factual, compassionate, psychological, melancholic, intense, serious, touching ...
Plot: mental illness, hollywood, rich and poor, insanity, actor's life, mother daughter relationship, women, family relations, showbiz, life is a bitch, rise to the top, mentally unstable woman, parents and children, ambition, introspection, psychology, hospital, mental institution, psychiatry, mental disorder, rape, strong female lead, sexual abuse, drug addiction, mental health ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 50s, 70s, 1950s, 30s ...
Place: california, usa, new york, manhattan new york city

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Most similar movies to Frances

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, dramatic and serious films with plots about mentor, runaway, life philosophy, depression, adaptation, loneliness and storytelling mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like Frances: Mommie Dearest (1981), Girl, Interrupted (1999), Prozac Nation (2001), Grey Gardens (2009), Sylvia (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, controversial, factual, talky, intense ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: child abuse, adoption, mother daughter relationship, abusive mother, dysfunctional family, narcissism, bad mother, mansion, hollywood, cult, mother, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: usa, new york, los angeles
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100%
Girl, Interrupted (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Set in the changing world of the late 1960s, Susanna Kaysen's prescribed "short rest" from a psychiatrist she had met only once becomes a strange, unknown journey into Alice's Wonderland, where she struggles with the thin line ...
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, thought provoking, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: mental illness, suicide, female protagonist, coming of age, insanity, suicide attempt, psychiatrist, teenage girl, psychology, borderline personality disorder, psychiatric ward, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
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100%
 6.2
 18K
Prozac Nation (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Elizabeth is on the verge of losing her grip on life after she leaves her emotionally fraught home to start college. Quickly, her life takes a turn for the worse: She clashes with her roommate and decides her boyfriend, Rafe, is her sole salvation. ...
Style: psychological, emotional, melancholic, intense, depressing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, depression, university, introspection, college, suicide attempt, psychiatrist, coming of age, teenage girl, dysfunctional family, drugs, therapy ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: harvard university, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 11K
Grey Gardens (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Based on the life stories of the eccentric aunt and first cousin of Jackie Onassis raised as Park Avenue d├ębutantes but who withdrew from New York society, taking shelter at their Long Island summer home, "Grey Gardens." As their wealth ...
Style: touching, realistic, compassionate, depressing, melancholic ...
Plot: eccentric family, mother daughter relationship, eccentricity, betrayal, depression, family life, eviction, family relations, parents and children, oldtimer, elderly, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s
Place: new york, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 6.3
 11K
Sylvia (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Story of the relationship between the poets Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath.
Style: emotional, depressing, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: suicide, depression, writers, mental illness, adultery, death, poet, art, tragic love, writer's life, artist, couple relations ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Veronika Decides to Die (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After a frantic suicide attempt, Veronika awakens inside a mysterious mental asylum. Under the supervision of an unorthodox psychiatrist who specializes in controversial treatment, Veronika learns that she has only weeks to live.
Style: psychological, touching, melancholic, emotional, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: suicide, mental institution, coma, depression, mental illness, psychiatrist, suicidal, terminal illness, female protagonist, suicide attempt, starting over, hopes ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, usa, ireland
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39%
 7.0
 19K
Iris (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: True story of the lifelong romance between novelist Iris Murdoch and her husband John Bayley, from their student days through her battle with Alzheimer's disease.
Style: touching, emotional, melancholic, sentimental, depressing ...
Plot: alzheimer's disease, aging, writers, writer's life, mental illness, love, life & death, women, loneliness, terminal illness, understanding, senior citizen ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 50s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.9
 2K
Cross Creek (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The portrait of a woman who, at the edge of survival, found a world of meaning.
Style: realistic, touching, sexy, witty, thought provoking ...
Plot: writers, swamp, friendship, courage, culture clash, depression, destiny, childhood, unlikely friendships, solitude, aging, character study ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: florida, new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Permanent Midnight (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Ben Stiller plays comedy writer Jerry Stahl, whose $6000-a-week heroin habit had him taking his infant daughter along on his drug runs and doing smack during TV script conferences. Departing detox, Stahl explores memories with survivor Kitty, who ...
Style: depressing, intense, factual, serious, psychological ...
Plot: drugs, addiction, writers, heroin, drug abuse, husband wife relationship, human nature, drug addiction, lifestyle, life is a bitch, rise and fall, family problems ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 70s
Place: los angeles, new jersey, usa, beverly hills, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 2K
Tom & Viv (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The story of the marriage of the poet TS Eliot to socialite Vivienne Haigh-Wood, which had to cope with her gynaeological and emotional problems and his growing fame.
Style: romantic, psychological, sexy, visually appealing, harsh ...
Plot: writers, art, women, poet, marriage, love, insanity, nude, nobel prize winner, world war one, mental disorder, redemption ...
Time: 1930s, victorian era, 1910s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: emotional, serious, realistic, intense, romantic ...
Plot: painter, artist, womanizer, art, love triangle, infidelity, physical abuse, character study, mistress, couple relations, love and romance, love affair ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: poland, paris france, las vegas, new jersey, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.9
 47K
Gia (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Gia Carangi travels to New York City with dreams of becoming a fashion model. Within minutes of arriving, she meets Wilhelmina Cooper, a wise and high-powered agent who takes Gia under her wing. With Cooper's help and her own natural instincts, ...
Style: psychological, rough, melancholic, sexy, erotic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: lesbian, fashion, addiction, drug abuse, mental illness, heroin, drug addiction, aids, supermodel, model, lesbian romance, lesbianism ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
An Angel at My Table (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: New Zealand, Australia, UK, USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Janet Frame grows up in a poor family. She is different than the other kids. She is considered abnormal and locked away in a mental institution for eight years. Everything changes when she starts writing books.
Style: psychological, touching, sexy, neurotic, erotic ...
Plot: mental illness, writers, depression, mental institution, art, women, children, woman, feminist, child abuse, female nudity, female writer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new zealand, london, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.8
 7K
Mr. Jones (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The story about the relationship between a manic depressive man, Mr Jones, and the female doctor who takes more than a professional interest in his treatment.
Style: psychological, compassionate, melancholic, realistic, touching ...
Plot: bipolar disorder, mental illness, love, psychiatrist, psychology, hospital, loneliness, adaptation, addiction, rehabilitation, love affair, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
 8K
Blue Sky (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Hank Marshall is a tough, square-jawed, straitlaced Army engineer and nuclear science expert, assigned to help conduct weapons-testing in 1950's America. Hank has become a thorn in the side of the Army, though, for a couple of very different ...
Style: melancholic, light, sexy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: mental illness, infidelity, couples, adultery, love, dysfunctional marriage, character study, secrets, couple relations, family problems, nymphomania, love affair ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: alabama, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Imaginary Crimes (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A recently widowed, small-time hustler struggles to raise his two teenage daughters on his own and still make a dishonest living in 1950s Indiana.
Style: touching, emotional, sad, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family relations, hopes, hustler, cons and scams, down on your luck, terminal illness, life is a bitch, betrayal, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s
Place: california, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Whole Wide World (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Based on her acclaimed autobiographical book, THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD tells the story of Novalyne Price, an attractive feisty West Texas schoolteacher and her bittersweet, romantic and turbulent relationship with Robert E. Howard, the great pulp ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, sexy, stylized ...
Plot: writers, love story, destiny, friendship, bittersweet, couples, hospital, loneliness, love, summer, melancholy, creativity ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: texas, ireland, louisiana, usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Prince of Tides (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A troubled man talks to his suicidal sister's psychiatrist about their family history and falls in love with her in the process.
Style: psychological, thought provoking, touching, emotional, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, psychiatrist, psychology, love, rape, sexual abuse, women, love story, psychiatry, suicide attempt, transformation, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Lady Sings the Blues (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Chronicles the rise and fall of legendary blues singer Billie Holiday. Her late childhood, stint as a prostitute, early tours, marriages and drug addiction are featured.
Style: gloomy, realistic, melancholic, intense, dramatic ...
Plot: jazz, drug abuse, music, musician, african american, drug addiction, racism, blaxploitation, singer, women, rape, sexual abuse ...
Time: 1930s, 70s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: harlem, new york city, usa, new york, baltimore, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The professional and personal life of actor and comedian Peter Sellers was a turbulent one. His early movie fame was based primarily on his comic characterizations, often of bumbling and foreign-accented persons, characters which he embodied. As his ...
Style: psychological, emotional, stylized, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: actor's life, showbiz, relationships, rising to stardom, ambition, lifestyle, rise and fall, family relations, understanding, artists and showbiz, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 60s, 20th century
Place: rome italy, italy, switzerland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.8
 146K
Awakenings (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Dr. Malcolm Sayer, a shy research physician, uses an experimental drug to "awaken" the catatonic victims of a rare disease. Leonard is the first patient to receive the controversial treatment. His awakening, filled with awe and enthusiasm, ...
Style: motivational, sentimental, touching, sincere, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, hospital, doctors and patients, hopes, illness, fighting illness, disability, psychology, patient, cure, catatonia ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 60s, year 1969
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
A Woman Under the Influence (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Mabel, a mother and wife, is on the brink of insanity as her blue-collar husband Nick attempts to understand her plight.
Style: art house, psychological, depressing, thought provoking, intense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: mental illness, marriage, dysfunctional family, psychology, working class, love, insanity, mental disorder, construction worker, couples, crumbling marriage, bipolar disorder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 6.7
 9K
Ironweed (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Albany, New York, Halloween, 1938. Francis Phelan and Helen Archer are bums, back in their birth city. She was a singer on the radio, he a major league pitcher. Death surrounds them: she's sick, a pal has cancer, he digs graves at the cemetery ...
Style: emotional, touching, intense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, homeless, mental illness, redemption, halloween, couple relations, rich and poor, parents and children, life is a bitch, human nature, buddies, best friends ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 10K
American Me (1992)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Edward J. Olmos made his directorial bow with the powerhouse crime saga American Me. Olmos stars as street-gang leader Santana, who during his 18 years in Folsom Prison rules over all the drug-and-murder activities behind bars. Upon his release, ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, talky, emotional, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, gang, prison gang, sexual abuse, gangsters, racism, jail, mafia, rape, violence, juvenile delinquency, justice ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 70s, 50s, year 1959 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Sophie's Choice (1982)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Stingo, a young writer, moves to Brooklyn in 1947 to begin work on his first novel. As he becomes friendly with Sophie and her lover Nathan, he learns that she is a Holocaust survivor. Flashbacks reveal her harrowing story, from pre-war prosperity ...
Style: sad, depressing, realistic, serious, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: holocaust, world war two, against humanity, concentration camp, mental illness, nazi, wartime life, tragedy, relationships, loneliness, obsession, writers ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: poland, new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Unhook the Stars (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Widowed mother Mildred must suddenly redefine herself and find an outlet for her nurturing side when her adult daughter moves out of the family home. Though Mildred thinks she's found her purpose when her neighbor, overworked single mother ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, sexy, visually appealing ...
Plot: friendship, dysfunctional family, little boy, mother, divorce, bittersweet, moving, tragedy, fantasy world, sexualized violence, adaptation, obsession ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, california, ireland, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.7
 5K
Heavy (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Victor is a cook who works in a greasy bar/restaurant owned by his mother, Dolly. It's just the two of them, a waitress named Delores, and a heavy drinking regular, Leo. But things change when Callie, a beautiful college drop-out, shows up as a ...
Style: realistic, touching, feel good, visually appealing, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: small town, food, loneliness, restaurant, workplace, self discovery, bittersweet, hospital, nude, waitress, seduction, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.3
 20K
Interiors (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A look at a dysfunctional family dominated by the controlling madness of its matriarch, Eve. Her reluctant husband and their three daughters make doomed efforts to cope with Eve's demands, while also trying to get on with their own lives. But, ...
Style: psychological, realistic, bleak, melancholic, touching ...
Plot: depression, dysfunctional family, sister sister relationship, mental illness, family relations, divorce, character study, psychology, life philosophy, parenthood, family gatherings, sibling rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 50K
Kinsey (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Kinsey is a portrait of researcher Alfred Kinsey, driven to uncover the most private secrets of a nation. What begins for Kinsey as a scientific endeavor soon takes on an intensely personal relevance, ultimately becoming an unexpected journey into ...
Style: thought provoking, sexual, controversial, talky, erotic ...
Plot: scientist, gay, research, professor, sexuality, lgbt, psychology, free love, marriage, life philosophy, teaching, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 50s
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%