Movies like Isadora

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Isadora (1968)
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Isadora (1968)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A biography of the dancer Isadora Duncan, the 1920s dancer who forever changed people's ideas of ballet. Her nude, semi-nude, and pro-Soviet dance projects as well as her attitudes on free love, debt, dress, and lifestyle shocked the public of her time.
Style: sexual, sexy, serious, captivating, realistic, based on true events
Plot: ballet, dancing, dancer, dance, performer's life, love and romance, feminism, rebellion, against the rules, love affair, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, gender, rebelliousness, strong female presence, dancer's life, profanity, historical figure, love, sex, school, horse, fight, prostitute, pregnancy ...
Time: 19th century, year 1900, 1920s, 20th century, 1890s
Place: europe, ussr, soviet union, paris france, russia, london, berlin germany ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexy and stylized films with plots about death, kiss, love and romance, artists and showbiz, drinking alcohol, drinking and couples mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like Isadora: Bride of the Wind (2001), The Children of the Century (1999), Carrington (1995), Mao's Last Dancer (2009), Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Bride of the Wind (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, Austria
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A biopic of Alma Mahler, the wife of composer Gustav Mahler (as well as Walter Gropius and Franz Werfel), and the mistress of Oskar Kokoschka.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, atmospheric
Plot: fall in love, family relations, infidelity, prodigy, love affair, ambition, lifestyle, opposites attract, couples, obsession, romance, remarry ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 19th century, turn of the century, 1890s
Place: austria, europe, vienna, new york
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The Children of the Century (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: True tale of the tumultuous love affair between two French literary icons of the 19th Century, novelist George Sand and poet Alfred de Musset. But their affair falls apart during an excursion to Venice, Italy where Musset is distracted by drugs and ...
Style: sexy, stylized, atmospheric, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: love affair, lifestyle, love and romance, destructive relationship, feminism, forbidden love, infidelity, sexuality, sex, gender, gender bending, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1820s
Place: venice, italy, paris france, europe, france ...
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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 ⇓
82%
Mao's Last Dancer (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 117 min.
Story: At the age of 11, Li was plucked from a poor Chinese village by Madame Mao's cultural delegates and taken to Beijing to study ballet. In 1979, during a cultural exchange to Texas, he fell in love with an American woman. Two years later, he ...
Style: uplifting, serious, emotional, touching, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: ballet, against the odds, ambition, dancer, communism, immigrants, promise, human spirit, self fulfillment, follow your dream, hopes, society ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1973, year 1986 ...
Place: texas, china, asia, usa, houston texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An acclaimed stage performer, Dorothy still struggled with the challenge of her color, in a time that wouldn't let some stars in by the front door. Yet against the odds she beat out many more famous rivals for the role of "Carmen ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, contemplative, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: hollywood, racism, showbiz, overdose, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, society, ambition, performer's life, music, actor's life, rising to stardom ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 20th century, 50s, 40s ...
Place: usa, los angeles, las vegas, new york, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Prick Up Your Ears (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Stephen Frears directs this biographical drama focusing on controversial British playwright Joe Orton, revealed in flashback after his murder by lover Kenneth Halliwell. Born in 1933 in Leicester, in the English Midlands, John 'Joe' Orton ...
Style: witty, gloomy, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, gay, playwright, graphic violence, artists and showbiz, love and romance, deadly, gender, crimes, gays and lesbians, writer's life, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 50s, year 1953 ...
Place: england, europe, london, brighton, australia ...
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 7.6
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La Vie en Rose (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, UK, Czech Republic
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A swirling, impressionistic portrait of an artist who regretted nothing, writer-director Olivier Dahan's La Vie en Rose stars Marion Cotillard in a blazing performance as the legendary French icon Edith Piaf. From the mean streets of the ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, gloomy, disturbing, based on true events ...
Plot: singer, musician's life, music, french, star, loss of child, rising to stardom, fame, death, poverty, life is a bitch, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: france, europe, paris france, montmartre paris, new york ...
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 970
Byron (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Life and adventures of lord George Gordon Byron. BBC dramatization of the poet's final thirteen years
Style: serious, realistic, romanticism, sexy, sexual
Audience: girls' night
Plot: debauchery, womanizer, obsession, radical, writer's life, lifestyle, society, social misfits, romance, sexual relations, politics, price of fame ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
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The Accompanist (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Nazi-occupied Paris, a young accompanist named Sophie Vasseur gets a job with famed singer Irene Brice. As Irene's husband Charles, a businessman collaborating with the Nazis, wrestles with his conscience, Sophie becomes obsessed with Irene, ...
Style: sincere, psychological, realistic, serious
Plot: betrayal, politics, obsession, infidelity, world war two, singer, pianist, maid, unfulfillment, society, war, manipulations ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: paris france, london, england, france, europe ...
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Little Ashes (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: atmospheric, serious, exciting, tense, factual ...
Plot: poet, friendship, exhibitionism, friends, political unrest, coming of age, lifestyle, romance, writer's life, buddies, artists and showbiz, state affairs ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s, year 1936
Place: madrid, spain, europe, paris france, italy ...
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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: sexy, sexual, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: gay, poet, lgbt, gay teenager, mentor, writer's life, gays and lesbians, infidelity, pregnancy, gay sex, romance, breast feeding ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s
Place: paris france, france, europe, holland, london ...
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 6.3
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Sylvia (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, serious, depressing ...
Plot: infidelity, drinking, drinking alcohol, writer's life, tragic love, couple relations, romance, family problems, couples, crumbling marriage, love, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 60s, 1950s, 50s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, europe, new york, london
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
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Style: uplifting, captivating, realistic, emotional, serious
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Time: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 30s ...
Place: france, paris france, usa, europe, missouri ...
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Mozart's Sister (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A re-imagined account of the early life of Maria Anna 'Nannerl' Mozart, five years older than Wolfgang and a musical prodigy in her own right.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating, entertaining ...
Plot: family relations, domineering father, prodigy, musician's life, against the rules, follow your dream, feminism, artists and showbiz, gender, rebellion, dishonesty, teenage life ...
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Japan, Switzerland
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Paris 1913. Coco Chanel is infatuated with the rich and handsome Boy Capel, but she is also compelled by her work. Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring is about to be performed. The revolutionary dissonances of Igor's work parallel ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, intense, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fashion, ballet, art, lifestyle, ambition, follow your dream, love affair, couples, refugees, life turned upside down, blind ambition, refugee ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, 20s
Place: paris france, europe, france, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.3
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The Company (2003)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Ensemble drama centered around a group of ballet dancers, with a focus on one young dancer who's poised to become a principal performer.
Style: stylized, realistic, sincere, serious, lyrical ...
Plot: ballet, choreographer, ballerina, ambition, rising to stardom, dancer's life, lifestyle, couple relations, fall in love, love and romance, artists and showbiz, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
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Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.0
 30K
Sid and Nancy (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: cult film, gloomy, captivating, serious, disturbing ...
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Place: new york, england, london, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Last Station (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, Russia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A historical drama that illustrates Russian author Leo Tolstoy's struggle to balance fame and wealth with his commitment to a life devoid of material things. The Countess Sofya, wife and muse to Leo Tolstoy, uses every trick of seduction on her ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, serious, factual, touching ...
Plot: russian, family relations, love and romance, golden years, lifestyle, writer's life, parents and children, adultery, betrayal, husband wife relationship, philosophy, secretary ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, love and romance, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, husband wife relationship, mortality, friendship, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1930s, 30s, 20s ...
Place: usa, new york, new mexico, manhattan new york city, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Bright Star (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Australia, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In 1818, high-spirited young Fanny Brawne finds herself increasingly intrigued by the handsome but aloof poet John Keats, who lives next door to her family friends the Dilkes. After reading a book of his poetry, she finds herself even more drawn to ...
Style: touching, serious, psychological, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
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Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1810s
Place: england, europe, london, rome italy, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.2
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.2
 3K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 5.9
 2K
The Captive (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An adaptation of Proust's "La Prisoniere" (book five of "Remembrance of Things Past"). Set in Paris, France, it is a serious tale of a tragic and dysfunctional love.
Style: sexy, psychological, serious, erotic, sexual ...
Plot: obsession, love triangle, sex, captive, paranoia, desire, friendship, dangerous attraction, lifestyle, losing-it hero, destructive relationship, voyeurism ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, europe, france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.4
 747
Amália (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Portugal
Duration: 127 min.
Story: You already know the legendary singer. For the first time, you'll get to know the woman behind the myth.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: musician's life, rise and fall, love and romance, rising to stardom, human nature, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, parents and children, haunted by the past, love affair, unfulfillment, music ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 50s, 70s, 20s ...
Place: europe, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.9
 16K
Wilde (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Japan, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The story of Oscar Wilde, genius, poet, playwright and the First Modern Man. The self-realisation of his homosexuality caused Wilde enormous torment as he juggled marriage, fatherhood and responsibility with his obsessive love for Lord Alfred ...
Style: homoerotic, touching, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: homosexuality, gay, gay lead character, obsession, gays and lesbians, hypocrisy, gay protagonist, courtroom drama, male homosexuality, writer's life, prison, gay slur ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 90s
Place: england, europe, ireland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.5
 721
Clara and Me (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Antoine has what every young single man could wish: a promising career, true and loyal friends, and an apartment of his own. However, he's a lonely man, until he meets Clara, a beautiful and exciting woman, and deeply falls in love with her. ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: parents and children, introspection, midlife crisis, love affair, fall in love, lovers reunited, self discovery, couples, gender, singleness, hopes, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.7
 14K
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 ⇓
40%
Christopher and His Kind (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1931 budding author Christopher Isherwood goes to Berlin at the invitation of his friend W. H. Auden for the gay sex that abounds in the city. Whilst working as an English teacher his housemates include bewigged old queen Gerald Hamilton and ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: gay, self discovery, lifestyle, fall in love, political unrest, nightlife, strong sexual content, society, state affairs, gays and lesbians, fascism, gender ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, post world war two, year 1933 ...
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, england, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Good Mother (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After finding a sexually liberated boyfriend, a divorced woman gets sued over daughter's custody, by her ex, who claims that her lover has a bad influence on the kid.
Style: touching, emotional, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: pregnancy, custody, false accusation, family relations, piano, custody battle, divorced divorcee, sculptor, courtroom drama, strong female presence, family problems, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: boston, connecticut, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%