Movies like Girl with a Pearl Earring

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Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)
 6.9
 78K
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 working in the house of painter Johannes Vermeer becomes his talented assistant and the model for one of his most famous works.
Style: thought provoking, enigmatic, sincere, stylized, serious, realistic, colourful, light, atmospheric, sexy ...
Plot: maid, painting, painter, master and servant, art, sexual tension, artist, fall in love, society, jealousy, new job, couple relations, small town, love affair, love and romance, couples, social differences, infidelity, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, marital problem, artists and showbiz, performer's life, power relations, romance ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: holland, europe, netherlands

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Most similar movies to Girl with a Pearl Earring

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexy and stylized films with plots about love and romance, couples, mentor, catastrophe, adaptation, art and dialogue mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like Girl with a Pearl Earring: Frida (2002), A Good Woman (2004), Miss Potter (2006), Carrington (1995), Dangerous Beauty (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Frida (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, USA
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: colourful, stylized, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Plot: bohemian life, painter, art, feminism, lifestyle, couple relations, jealousy, painting, artist, lesbian love, disability, female artist ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
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100%
 6.4
 13K
A Good Woman (2004)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Spain, Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Fleeing 1930s New York and leaving behind a chequered past, the giltzy divorcee Mrs Stella Erlynne travels to Italy's sun-dappled Amalfi coast. Mrs Erlynne's appearance causes a stir amongst the visiting aristocracy. Based on the Oscar ...
Style: witty, stylized, semi serious, light, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: femme fatale, infidelity, love and romance, social differences, love affair, woman, justice, rich man, betrayal, farce, newlywed, gossip ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: italy, europe, new york, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 30K
Miss Potter (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story of Beatrix Potter, the author of the beloved and best-selling children's book, "The Tale of Peter Rabbit", and her struggle for love, happiness and success.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: snobbism, writer's life, family relations, first love, painting, rabbit, lifestyle, forbidden love, success, unsupportive parent, fall in love, social differences ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 19th century, 90s, turn of the century ...
Place: england, london, europe, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: sexy, sexual, emotional, touching, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: painter, soldier, conscientious objector, polyamory, romance, friendship, bittersweet, gender, love and romance, lifestyle, unfulfillment, gays and lesbians ...
Time: victorian era, 1930s, 1920s, 1910s, 20th century ...
Place: england, europe, london, wales, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Dangerous Beauty (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Veronica is brilliant, gifted and beautiful, but the handsome aristocrat she loves, Marco Venier, cannot marry her because she is penniless and of questionable family. So Veronica's mother, Paola, teaches her to become a courtesan, one of the ...
Style: sexual, witty, romantic, clever, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, courtesan, rich and poor, prostitute, beauty, fall in love, love and romance, society, social differences, couple relations, fighting the system, love story ...
Time: 16th century
Place: venice, italy, europe, malta, turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A sumptuous and sensual tale of intrigue, romance and betrayal set against the backdrop of a defining moment in European history: two beautiful sisters, Anne and Mary Boleyn, driven by their family's blind ambition, compete for the love of the ...
Style: sexy, romantic, stylized, sexual, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: royal court, king, queen, seduction, royal family, love triangle, siblings relations, intrigue, aristocracy, mistress, betrayal, marriage ...
Time: 16th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, france, london, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.8
 21K
The Lover (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A poor French teenage girl engages in an illicit affair with a wealthy Chinese heir in 1920s Saigon. For the first time in her young life she has control, and she wields it deftly over her besotted lover throughout a series of clandestine meetings ...
Style: sexy, sexual, erotic, psychological, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, older man younger woman relationship, lust, sex with a minor, lolita, age difference, fall in love, virgin, love affair, true love, interracial relations, sexual awakening ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, year 1929, 1930s
Place: vietnam, indochina, asia, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.9
 82K
The Duchess (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, France, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A chronicle of the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life.
Style: dramatic, sexy, emotional, romantic, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: aristocracy, love triangle, adultery, love affair, duchess, infidelity, high society, marriage, marital rape, duke, destiny, marital infidelity ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, georgian era, 1770s, 19th century ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 6.7
 24K
Albert Nobbs (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Ireland, UK, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Albert Nobbs struggles to survive in late 19th century Ireland, where women aren't encouraged to be independent. Posing as a man, so she can work as a butler in Dublin's most posh hotel, Albert meets a handsome painter and looks to escape ...
Style: stylized, sincere, touching, serious, emotional ...
Plot: gender, cross dressing, maid, master and servant, woman dressed as man, lesbian, loneliness, hidden identity, gender bending, society, transvestism, hotel ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, victorian era, 1930s
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: realistic, serious, sexy, emotional, intense ...
Plot: womanizer, painter, love triangle, older man younger woman relationship, world war two, infidelity, mistress, physical abuse, couple relations, artist, love and romance, love affair ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: paris france, poland, europe, france, provence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 86K
The New World (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A drama about explorer John Smith and the clash between Native Americans and English settlers in the 17th century.
Style: touching, meditative, serious, lyrical, emotional ...
Plot: culture clash, chief, power of love, communication problem, new world, adventurer, colonialism, unlikely relationship, love triangle, princess, wilderness, fall in love ...
Time: 17th century
Place: virginia, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 18K
Maudie (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, Ireland
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maudie to be his housekeeper. Maudie, bright-eyed but hunched with crippled hands, yearns to be independent, to live away from her protective family ...
Style: sincere, touching, disturbing, emotional
Plot: disability, happiness, painter, talent, painting, husband wife relationship, art, marriage, housekeeper, doctors, romance, violent man ...
Time: 20th century
Place: canada, nova scotia, nova scotia, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 8K
Vatel (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK, Belgium
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 1671, with war brewing with Holland, a penniless prince invites Louis XIV to three days of festivities at a chateau in Chantilly. The prince wants a commission as a general, so the extravagances are to impress the king. In charge of all is the ...
Style: captivating, light, melancholic, tricky, stylized ...
Plot: king of france, royal court, political intrigue, tragic love, fall in love, power relations, master and servant, intrigue, nobility, betrayal, secret love, prince ...
Time: 17th century, 70s
Place: france, europe, netherlands, holland, versailles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, emotional, serious, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, lifestyle, love affair, family relations, couples, romance, love and romance, dishonesty, couple relations, fall in love, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, edwardian era, year 1914, year 1915 ...
Place: cornwall, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Beautiful Troublemaker (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 238 min.
Story: The former famous painter Frenhofer lives quietly with his wife on his countryside residence in the French Provence. When the young artist Nicolas visits him with his girlfriend Marianne, Frenhofer decides to start again the work on a painting he ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: eroticism, painter, painting, french countryside, human nature, model, couples, couple relations, infidelity, unfulfillment, love affair, romance ...
Place: provence, usa, los angeles, south of france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In 1958 New York Diane Arbus is a housewife and mother who works as an assistant to her husband, a photographer employed by her wealthy parents. Respectable though her life is, she cannot help but feel uncomfortable in her privileged world. One ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, enigmatic, surreal, intense ...
Plot: photographer, freak, fall in love, couples, friends, life turned upside down, lifestyle, love and romance, couple relations, self discovery, nudity (full frontal - brief), dwarf ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 5K
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: captivating, stylized, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: love triangle, romance, love, unfulfillment, self discovery, couples, fall in love, love and romance, crumbling marriage, art critic, performer's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 24K
Certified Copy (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Belgium, Iran
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In Tuscany to promote his latest book, a middle-aged English writer meets a French woman who leads him to the village of Lucignano.
Style: sincere, serious, touching, meditative, thought provoking ...
Plot: love affair, writer's life, fall in love, wedding anniversary, art, lifestyle, romance, husband wife relationship, age difference, estranged father, promotion, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, tuscany, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 6.8
 26K
Mr. Turner (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner lives his last 25 years with gusto and secretly becomes involved with a seaside landlady, while his faithful housekeeper bears an unrequited love for him.
Style: sincere, captivating, enigmatic, surreal, meditative ...
Plot: painter, estrangement, ambition, love and romance, elderly, society, couple relations, aging, painting, eccentricity, art, character study ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s, 1830s, 1820s ...
Place: london, england, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.0
 28K
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: emotional, inspirational, intellectual, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: painter, artist, alcohol abuse, painting, art, bohemian life, supportive spouse, rise and fall, addiction, self destructing, lifestyle, ambition ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, year 1949, year 1950 ...
Place: new york, usa, long island, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.3
 2K
Tom & Viv (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 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: psychological, serious, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: couples, honeymoon, family relations, family problems, romance, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, love and romance, writer's life, family life ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.8
 76K
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: serious, suspense, captivating, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: obsession, hollywood, showbiz, director, filmmaking, couple relations, love and romance, talented, artists and showbiz, dreams, husband wife relationship, jealousy ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, year 1960, year 1959 ...
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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, realistic, serious, psychological, depressing ...
Plot: infidelity, tragic love, writer's life, couple relations, romance, crumbling marriage, family problems, couples, love, artists and showbiz, adultery, suicide ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, new york, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 7.3
 87K
Jane Eyre (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After a bleak childhood, Jane Eyre goes out into the world to become a governess. As she lives happily in her new position at Thornfield Hall, she meet the dark, cold, and abrupt master of the house, Mr. Rochester. Jane and her employer grow close ...
Style: touching, gothic, atmospheric, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: forbidden love, social differences, unlikely couple, fall in love, power of love, master and servant, romance, rich and poor, estate, young woman, love and romance, love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s, 70s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.0
 13K
Valmont (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Set in Baroque France, a scheming widow and her lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman. The lover, Valmont, bets that he can seduce her, even though she is an honorable woman. If he wins, he can have his lover to do as ...
Style: stylized, realistic, clever, disturbing, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: betrayal, virginity, infidelity, manipulation, seduction, hypocrisy, romance, mind game, couple relations, love triangle, tragedy, wager ...
Time: 18th century, 80s, 20th century, georgian era, 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Balzac: A Passionate Life (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 240 min.
Story: He burned with ambition. He lusted for life. He lived for passion. This is the sprawling saga of Honoré de Balzac (Gérard Depardieu), a man who created a great literary oeuvre from the dramas and adventures of his own life - a life that he shaped ...
Style: realistic, serious, clever, stylized, contemplative
Plot: family relations, couples, power relations, romance, society, writer's life, betrayal, love and romance, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, master and servant ...
Time: 19th century
Place: switzerland, europe, france, black sea, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.6
 9K
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, emotional, captivating, factual, intense ...
Plot: redemption, rise and fall, fall in love, medicine, plague, jealousy, romance, love and romance, human spirit, love triangle, royal family, couple relations ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century, 1930s, 19th century
Place: england, london, europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.5
 16K
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: serious, sexy, sexual, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: poet, gay, lgbt, gay teenager, melancholy, writer's life, mentor, sodomy, gay sex, homoeroticism, older man younger man relationship, prodigy ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s
Place: paris france, europe, africa, france, holland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.4
 6K
Seraphine (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The tragic story of French naïve painter Séraphine Louis aka Séraphine de Senlis (1864-1942), a humble servant who becomes a gifted self-taught painter. Discovered by prominent critic and collector William Uhde, she came to prominence between the ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, surprise ending, stylized ...
Plot: art collector, painter, art, artist, painting, lifestyle, anti conformity, mental illness, art dealer, art critic, art exhibition, maid ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, pre world war one, 1930s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.1
 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: thought provoking, stylized, sexy, experimental, captivating ...
Plot: painter, artist, prodigy, obsession, ambition, lifestyle, sexual relations, against the rules, society, painting, dying man, dying ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, year 1900, year 1918, turn of the century
Place: austria, paris france, europe, france, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%