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Grey Owl (1999)
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Grey Owl (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Western
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Archie Grey Owl is a trapper in Canada in the early 1930s when a young Iroquois woman from town asks him to teach her Indian ways. They live in the woods, where she is appalled at how trapped animals die. She adopts two orphaned beaver kits and helps Archie see his way to stop trapping. Instead, he works as a guide, a naturalist writer, and then the Canadian government hires him to save the beaver in a conserve by Lake Ajawaan in Prince Albert National Park. He writes a biography, which brings him attention in Canada and invitations to lecture in England. Before he leaves, he and Anahareo (Pony) marry. In England, his secret is revealed. Will Anahareo continue to love him?
Style: thought provoking, touching, clever, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: native american, adoption, fur trapper, family relations, love and romance, artists and showbiz, social differences, society, human nature, couples, opposites attract, disorder, mistaken identity, americana, celebrity culture, trapper, love, sex, dog, survival, dancing, wolf, airplane, village, mountain ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: canada, england, europe, montreal, mexico

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and talky films with plots about couples, family relations, husband wife relationship, marriage, society, love and romance and singing mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like Grey Owl: The Grey Fox (1982), Van Gogh (1991), Breathe (2017), Pandemonium (2000), My Life So Far (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Grey Fox (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, Western
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Old West highwayman Bill Miner, known to Pinkertons as "The Gentleman Bandit," is released in 1901 after 33 years in prison, a genial and charming old man. He goes to Washington to live and work with his sister's family. But the world ...
Style: gloomy, realistic, serious, touching, harsh ...
Plot: train, redemption, train robbery, golden years, crimes, society, crime, criminal heroes, aging, bittersweet, starting over, heist ...
Time: 90s, 19th century, 20th century
Place: canada, usa, washington d.c., washington state, british columbia ...
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Van Gogh (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 158 min.
Story: In late spring, 1890, Vincent moves to Auvers-sur-Oise, near Paris, under the care of Dr. Gachet, living in a humble inn. Fewer than 70 days later, Vincent dies from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. We see Vincent at work, painting landscapes and ...
Style: serious, realistic, contemplative, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: prostitute, collector, family relations, couples, obsession, mental illness, tragic love, siblings relations, down on your luck, performer's life, society, prodigy ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: france, europe, paris france, provence
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43%
 7.2
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Breathe (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Robin, a handsome, brilliant and adventurous man whose life takes a dramatic turn when polio leaves him paralyzed.
Style: based on true events, realistic, factual, compassionate, sad ...
Plot: disability, illness, paralysis, supportive spouse, husband wife relationship, polio, adaptation, human spirit, electric fan, hotel, cricket the game, horse ...
Time: year 1971, year 1973, year 1965, year 1981, year 1958 ...
Place: germany, spain, england, africa, kenya
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41%
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Pandemonium (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Set in England during the early 19th century, Pandaemonium evokes late-1960s America in its depiction of the relationship between Samuel Taylor Coleridge (Linus Roach) and William Wordsworth (John Hannah). Instead of going to Vietnam, Wordsworth ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: friendship, politics, betrayal, drug abuse, addiction, prodigy, tragic love, writer's life, rise and fall, lifestyle, tragic hero, society ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 19th century, 1800s
Place: england, france, europe
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39%
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My Life So Far (1999)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Memoir of the lives of a family growing up on a post World War I British estate headed up by a strong disciplinarian, her daughter, her inventor husband, their ten year old son, and his older sister. Through the household comes a number of suitors ...
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, realistic, semi serious
Plot: family relations, infidelity, coming of age, inventor, estate, parents and children, human nature, countryside, couple relations, fall in love, eccentric family, couples ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands
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37%
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Shadowlands (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: C.S. Lewis, a world-renowned writer and professor, leads a passionless life until he meets spirited poet Joy Gresham
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere, factual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, poet, fall in love, college, romance, writer's life, falling in love, couple relations, oxford, husband wife relationship, attic, bachelor ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1950s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, europe
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36%
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Skin (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a black girl who was born to two white Afrikaner parents in South Africa during the apartheid era.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: fall in love, forbidden love, eccentric family, self discovery, human spirit, society, love and romance, hopes, physical appearance, parents and children, social differences, racism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 50s, year 1994 ...
Place: south africa, africa, johannesburg south africa
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35%
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My Left Foot (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In this true story told through flashbacks, Christy Brown is born with crippling cerebral palsy into a poor, working-class Irish family. Able only to control movement in his left foot and to speak in guttural sounds, he is mistakenly believed to be ...
Style: sincere, captivating, uplifting, biting, thought provoking ...
Plot: handicapped, cerebral palsy, poet, disability, irish, human spirit, courage, working class, paralysis, artist, family relations, painting ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
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34%
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McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A gambler and a prostitute become business partners in a remote Old West mining town, and their enterprise thrives until a large corporation arrives on the scene.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, small town, brothel, mining town, gambler, snow, brothel madam, mine, couples, business venture, graphic violence, mysterious character ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, edwardian era, 20th century, 1900s ...
Place: washington state, usa, washington d.c., vancouver british columbia canada, seattle washington ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
When Did You Last See Your Father? (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The story of a son's conflicting memories of his dying father.
Style: sentimental, realistic, sincere, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: father son relationship, reconciliation, family relations, terminal illness, memory, parents and children, infidelity, coming of age, family, illness, teenager, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, year 1962, 60s, 80s, 1960s ...
Place: brighton, london, england
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33%
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Mahler (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The film begins on a train journey with Gustav Mahler (Robert Powell) and his wife Alma (Georgina Hale) confronting their failing marriage. The story is then recounted in a series of flashbacks (some of which are surrealistic and nightmarish), ...
Style: stylized, sincere, atmospheric, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, train, classical music, family problems, couples, society, crumbling marriage, artists and showbiz, haunted by the past, couple relations, introspection, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century, 1890s, turn of the century
Place: austria, europe
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32%
Burton and Taylor (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: TV drama based on Richard Burton's diaries, about his last performance in 1983 with ex-wife Elizabeth Taylor. They meet after several years and he agrees to her suggestion that they star in a stage revival on Broadway of Noel Coward's ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, captivating
Plot: couple relations, artists and showbiz, actor's life, couples, celebrity culture, hollywood, love, love affair, showbiz, lifestyle, love and romance, alcoholic ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
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32%
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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: conscientious objector, soldier, painter, polyamory, romance, friendship, bittersweet, artists and showbiz, gays and lesbians, writer's life, friends, platonic ...
Time: victorian era, 1920s, 1930s, 1910s, 30s ...
Place: england, europe, london, wales, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The Mirror (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A dying man in his forties remembers his past. His childhood, his mother, the war, personal moments and things that tell of the recent history of all the Russian nation.
Style: atmospheric, thought provoking, psychological, enigmatic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, nature, countryside, poetry, memory, human nature, family life, stream of consciousness, existentialism, childhood, haunted by the past, hypnosis ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 60s, 20th century, 1940s ...
Place: russia, europe, soviet union, moscow russia, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Creation (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A psychological, heart-wrenching love story that provides a unique and inside look at Charles Darwin. Torn between faith and science, he struggles to finish his legendary book "On the Origin of the Species," which goes on to become the ...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, contemplative, sincere, stylized ...
Plot: evolution, loss of daughter, family relations, haunted by the past, faith, death in the family, village, relationship vs career, family life, couple relations, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1850s, 1800s
Place: england, europe, borneo, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.3
 502
Shadowlands (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A play based on the friendship between CS Lewis and Joy Gresham.
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, talky, uplifting ...
Plot: death, marriage, faith, christianity, cancer, family problems, unfulfillment, society, writer's life, hopes, tragic hero, family relations ...
Place: europe, england
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31%
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Becoming Jane (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A biographical portrait of a pre-fame Jane Austen and her romance with a young Irishman.
Style: romantic, emotional, touching, intellectual, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: jane austen, writer's life, unfulfilled love, love and romance, love, prejudice, romance, poverty, family relations, social differences, society, family ...
Time: 18th century, future, 1790s, 19th century
Place: england, europe, ireland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
We of the Never Never (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Based on the well-loved Australian classic by Mrs. Aeneas Gunn, this is the remarkable true story of Jeannie Gunn, a woman who fought to overcome sexual and racial prejudice amid the harsh beauties of the outback. Leaving her Melbourne existence for ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: couples, hopes, adventure, society, misfit, graphic violence, profanity, strong female presence, friendship, couple relations, idealism, culture clash ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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30%
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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: rabbit, writer's life, family relations, first love, painting, snobbism, lifestyle, forbidden love, social differences, fall in love, success, unsupportive parent ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 19th century, 90s ...
Place: england, london, europe, san francisco
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30%
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Jean Charles (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Brazil
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The tragic true story of Jean Charles de Menezes, the innocent Brazilian shot dead by British police in 2005 at the height of the London terrorist alerts.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sincere, contemplative
Plot: wrong place wrong time, mistaken identity, injustice, life is a bitch, social differences, family relations, society, city life, political unrest, immigrants, graphic violence, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
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30%
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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: thought provoking, stylized, based on true events, experimental, contemplative ...
Plot: painter, artist, prodigy, obsession, sexual relations, ambition, lifestyle, against the rules, society, painting, dying, dying man ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, year 1900, year 1918, turn of the century
Place: austria, paris france, europe, france, vienna
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30%
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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, realistic, serious, contemplative, sincere ...
Plot: lifestyle, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, writer's life, romance, love and romance, parents and children, couple relations, family life, couples, honeymoon ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 126 min.
Story: It's about a five member family. The father is a conservative and traditional person who directs the family. The mother is at home, she tries to hold together the family, while Mr. Bridge works as a lawyer. The children have just grown up, and ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, talky, melancholic, semi serious ...
Plot: americana, lawyer, culture clash, introspection, human nature, parents and children, society, family problems, dysfunctional family, family relations, suicide, bittersweet ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 40s
Place: usa, kansas, poland, kansas city, harvard university ...
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28%
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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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: filmmaking, alcohol, writers, addiction, friendship, hotel, bittersweet, strong female presence, downfall, lifestyle, life is a bitch, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 50s, 20th century ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Vincent & Theo (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Netherlands, UK, Germany, Italy, USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The tragic story of Vincent van Gogh broadened by focusing as well on his brother Theodore, who helped support Vincent. Based on the letters written between the two.
Style: touching, psychological, based on true events, scenic, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, brother brother relationship, painter, mentally unstable, life is a bitch, prodigy, genius, famous painting, drawing, art, artist, letter ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, holland, paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Shirley (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Shirley is the youngest of eight children from a mixed race marriage. By the time she is a toddler the family have moved to the all white area of Splott and by the time she is 12 Shirley has discovered she has an extraordinary voice and can earn ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, based on true events
Plot: rags to riches, interracial relations, family relations, baby, nightclub, ambition, rising to stardom, musician's life, youth, society, artists and showbiz, parents and children ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1930s, 1940s, 30s ...
Place: wales, england, glasgow scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.9
 438
Stevie (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Portrayal of British poet/author Stevie Smith and her life with her beloved aunt through direct dialogue with the audience by Stevie, as well as flashbacks, and narration by a friend. The movie mainly focuses on her relationship with her aunt, ...
Style: touching, emotional, gloomy, sexual, serious ...
Plot: family relations, friendship, drowning, coffin, loneliness, poet, hopes, love and romance, life is a bitch, social misfits, disability, couples ...
Time: 70s
Place: paris france, london, buckingham palace, england, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The Claim (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: UK, France, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A prospector sells his wife and daughter to another gold miner for the rights to a gold mine. Twenty years later, the prospector is a wealthy man who owns much of the old west town named Kingdom Come. But changes are brewing and his past is coming ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, captivating, intense ...
Plot: old west, couple relations, haunted by the past, nudity (full frontal - brief), couples, parents and children, redemption, ex husband ex wife relationship, family relations, prostitute, father daughter relationship, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s, 70s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Long Day Closes (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set in Kensington, a working-class district of Liverpool, England in mid-1950s, this is the story of eleven-year-old Bud, a sad and lonely boy. With cinema as his main source of solace, he haunts the local 'picture-house'. All the while, ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, touching, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, school, coming of age, against the odds, self discovery, siblings relations, working class, homecoming, society, youth, artists and showbiz, filmmaking ...
Time: 90s, 1950s, 50s
Place: england, europe, liverpool
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27%
 6.0
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Leonie (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, UK, Australia, Germany, Belgium, USA, Japan, Netherlands
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In the lush tradition of the glorious films of Merchant and Ivory, comes the true life story of Leonie Gilmour (Emily Mortimer), whose life crossed continents, wars and cultures, embodied with courage and passion in search of art and freedom. A ...
Style: uplifting, stylized, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, single parent, parents and children, culture clash, artists and showbiz, marriage, friendship, husband wife relationship, single mother, friend, little boy, baby ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, victorian era, year 1918 ...
Place: japan, asia, california, mount fuji, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%