Movies like Houdini 1998

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Houdini (1998)
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Houdini (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The life and times of escape artist/magician Harry Houdini.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: magic, illusion, medium, seance, escape artist
Time: 1900s, 1920s, 1910s, 1890s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and touching films with plots about love and romance, couples, romance, adultery, friendship, husband wife relationship and marriage mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like Houdini: The Great Houdinis (1976), The Hearst and Davies Affair (1985), Poet and Muse (1978), Out of Africa (1985), Miss Potter (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Great Houdinis (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A biography of the renowned escape artist Harry Houdini, examining his fascination with the occult and his promise to his wife on her deathbed that he would speak from the beyond.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: escape artist, magic, magic show, romance, occult, drowning, illusionist, magician
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95%
The Hearst and Davies Affair (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Dramatization of the scandalous, long-time love affair between the powerful but married publisher and the chorus girl he helped turn into a Ziegfeld star and 1930s film personality.
Style: nostalgic
Plot: wealth, power, millionaire, newspaper man, career, extramarital affair, infidelity, mansion, age difference, scandal, older man younger woman relationship, actress ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
F. Scott Fitzgerald and 'The Last of the Belles' (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A semi-fictional account of how writer F. Scott Fitzgerald met his wife while he was in the army and stationed in Alabama in 1919.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, contemplative
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couple relations, love affair, small town, human nature, couples, romance, love and romance, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, writer's life, speakeasy, u.s. army ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: alabama
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42%
Poet and Muse (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Finland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Semi-fictitious biopic of Finnish poet Eino Leino, made with a large budget to celebrate the 100th anniversary of his birth. The film concentrates on his relationships with first wife Freya Schoultz and later muse, poetess L. Onerva. His friends ...
Plot: love triangle, muse, artist, alcohol, poet, poetry, dysfunctional marriage, venereal disease, husband wife relationship, inspiration, marriage, drinking ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 1900s
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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F. Scott Fitzgerald in Hollywood (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of author F. Scott Fitzgerald's two stays in Hollywood to write for films, once in 1927 at the height of his acclaim, and again in 1937 when he arrived with little money, enormous expenses and an ill wife.
Plot: drinking alcohol, writers, hollywood, drinking, extramarital affair, drink, mental institution, husband wife relationship, drunkenness, columnist, adultery, infidelity
Time: 1920s, 1930s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.2
 73K
Out of Africa (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Out of Africa tells the story of the life of Danish author Karen Blixen, who at the beginning of the 20th century moved to Africa to build a new life for herself. The film is based on the autobiographical novel by Karen Blixen from 1937.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: romance, infidelity, farm, british colonial, destructive relationship, love affair, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance, syphilis, culture clash, lion ...
Time: 1910s, 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: africa, kenya, denmark
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39%
 6.9
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Miss Potter (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Isle Of Man
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, first love, family relations, snobbism, painting, lifestyle, forbidden love, social differences, fall in love, unsupportive parent, success ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 19th century, 20th century, 90s ...
Place: england, london, europe, san francisco
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37%
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: sincere, disturbing, captivating, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: assassination, media, deadly, dishonesty, rise to the top, politics, crimes, ambition, society, life is a bitch, state affairs, murder ...
Time: 1910s, 1930s, 1920s, 20s, 30s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Darrow (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A film about Clarence Darrow - based on a true story.
Style: serious, realistic, contemplative, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: hotshot lawyer, legal, rebellion, rivalry, courtroom, power relations, legal action, life is a bitch, freedom fighter, labor leader, trial, murder trial ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 1890s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: serious, tense, captivating, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: couples, destructive relationship, rise to the top, couple relations, obsession, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, love and romance, husband wife relationship, mortality, friendship, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1930s, 30s, 20s ...
Place: usa, new mexico, manhattan new york city, new york, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Man in the Attic (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on a true story from 1910, this tells the story of a young man who is hidden in an attic by his older lover.
Style: sexual, sexy, realistic, serious
Plot: obsession, older woman younger man sex, teenager, attic, youth, love and romance, romance, family problems, couples, love affair, infidelity, dishonesty ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
As White as in Snow (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Inspired by real-life Elsa Andersson, this mostly fictional movie tells the story of her upbringing as a farmer's daughter, in the early 1900s, who dreams of getting away from the farm and becoming an aviatrix.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: airplane, teenage life, romance, youth, fall in love, female pilot, aviation, pilot, female protagonist, farm, love and romance, pregnancy ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1900s
Place: sweden, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Moll Flanders (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The daughter of a thief, young Moll is placed in the care of a nunnery after the execution of her mother. However, the actions of an abusive priest lead Moll to rebel as a teenager, escaping to the dangerous streets of London. Further misfortunes ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, touching, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: prostitute, shipwreck, death of husband, mother daughter reunion, evil priest, hopes, clergy, orphan, rise to the top, life is a bitch, love and romance, power relations ...
Time: victorian, victorian era, 19th century, 18th century, 1700s
Place: england, london, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Finding Graceland (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An eccentric drifter claiming to be Elvis Presley hitches a ride with a young man and they find themselves on an adventurous road trip to Memphis.
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, talky, humorous
Plot: hitchhiker, love and romance, odd couple, friendship, on the road, couple relations, friends, couples, delusion, dishonesty, hidden identity, partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, memphis, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman discovers the truth about her former lover from the diary that his first wife wrote to their son, Nicholas.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, emotional, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, romance, couples, family relations, tragic love, love and romance, lifestyle, fall in love, looking for love, baby born, diary, baby ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Tom & Viv (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
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: psychological, serious, realistic, contemplative, sincere ...
Plot: writer's life, romance, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, lifestyle, love and romance, artists and showbiz, parents and children, couple relations, family life, honeymoon, couples ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1930s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, filmmaking, trial, vaudeville, success, showbiz, training, actress, seduction, broadway, hollywood, star ...
Time: 1900s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.9
 210
Our Town (1977)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: 3-act play by American playwright Thornton Wilder.
Plot: mother daughter relationship, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, second chance, birth, death in childbirth, breaking the fourth wall, small town, funeral, wedding, father daughter relationship, death ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 5.7
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Harlow (1965)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Hollywood drama loosely based on the life of film actress Jean Harlow, with Carroll Baker in the title role. One of two feature film biographies, both released in 1965 and both with the same title, about the '30s platinum blonde movie star.
Style: sexual, sexy, realistic, serious
Plot: rise and fall, showbiz, hollywood, filmmaking, wedding, actor's life, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, unfulfillment, love and romance, life is a bitch, rise to the top ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 30s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.5
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J. Edgar (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: As the face of law enforcement in America for almost 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, bleak, serious, factual ...
Plot: fbi, homosexual, corruption, surveillance, ambition, politician, notoriety, gays and lesbians, state affairs, crimes, president, communism ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 1930s, 60s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., united states, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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, unfulfilled love, couple relations, sexual relations, platonic, couples ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 1910s, victorian era, 30s ...
Place: england, europe, london, venice, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
No Greater Love (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When her parents and fiancé are lost in the Titanic disaster, young Edwina Winfield (Rutherford) shoulders the responsibility of raising her three younger siblings and taking over the reins at her father's newspaper. Although she has no ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: iceberg, responsibility, groom, titanic, sibling, haunted by the past, fall in love, family business, siblings relations, starting over, family in crisis, sexual content ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20s, 20th century
Place: boston, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Eleanor and Franklin (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 203 min.
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Story: The story of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, from early youth to his election as President of the United States, as told from Eleanor's point of view.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating, based on true events ...
Plot: family relations, politics, strong female presence, democrat, couples, romance, state affairs, head of state, parents and children, forbidden love, couple relations, award ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 30s, 20s, 20th century ...
Place: boston, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Vincere (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of the descent into madness of Mussolini's secret first wife, Ida Dasler, who was seduced by his passion and vigour but blind to the fascist dictator's many flaws. A historical drama with the passion, lyricism and tragedy of a ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, sincere, stylized ...
Plot: dictatorship, politics, destructive relationship, ambition, hopes, life is a bitch, state affairs, couples, family problems, political unrest, obsession, custody ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 1940s, 20s, 40s ...
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in 1898, Cambridge, Massachusetts, depicts Annie Sullivan Macy supporting her student Helen Keller at Radcliffe College.
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: disability, youth, mute or deaf, love and romance, dedicated educator, hopes, young heroes, power relations, misfit, college, teachers and students, human spirit ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.1
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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, emotional, touching, heartbreaking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: transsexual, lgbt, couple relations, art, gays and lesbians, artist, gender identity, painter, love and romance, society, gender, gay ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: denmark, copenhagen, paris france, copenhagen denmark, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Sex and Lies in Sin City (2008)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Star-studded thriller about the sordid murder of reckless Las Vegas casino mogul Ted Binion. This gritty film delves into the twisted world of Binion's beauty-queen-turned-stripper girlfriend, Sandy, and her secret lover. When Binion turns up ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: drug abuse, casino, investigation, uncover truth, gambling, riddles and clues, murder, addiction, deadly, dishonesty, crimes, stripper ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Elisa & Marcela (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In 1901, Marcela Gracia Ibeas took on the identity of Mario Sánchez to marry her lover of fifteen years, Elisa Sanchez Loriga.
Style: psychological, disturbing, sincere, captivating
Plot: lesbian relationship, gay love, lesbian sex, lesbian, lesbianism, lesbian couple, forbidden love, gay marriage, hopes, escapades, society, love ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 90s, 1800s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: "Entertaining Angels" is an interesting title for this movie about the 1920's and 30's social activist, Dorothy Day, for it can be regarded that what this woman did, sometimes single-handedly, always controversially, in her fight ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, uplifting, captivating
Plot: injustice, humble, righting the wronged, urban ghetto, discrimination, human spirit, social decay, idealism, self discovery, rich and poor, religions or cults, rise to the top ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: usa, new york, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.7
 160
Selma (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Selma is a 2 parts drama series based on Swedish world renowned novelist Selma Lagerlöf’s life. In the first part, Selma is in Sicily with her lover Sophie Elkan. The second part is years later, when Selma receives the Nobel Price.
Style: captivating, touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: forbidden love, friendship, secret love, rivalry, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, nobel prize, prostitute, nobel prize winner, lesbian, sexism, dinner, jealousy
Time: 1900s, 1890s
Place: sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%