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Little Ashes (2008)
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Little Ashes (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: About the young life and loves of artist Salvador Dalí, filmmaker Luis Buñuel and writer Federico García Lorca.
Style: atmospheric, serious, exciting, tense, factual, sincere, suspenseful, realistic, intellectual
Plot: friendship, poet, exhibitionism, friends, political unrest, student, surrealism, writer's life, romance, lifestyle, coming of age, artists and showbiz, buddies, state affairs, civil war, theatrical troupe, gay, writers, artist, prayer, butterfly, filmmaker, art class, gay relationship, closeted homosexual ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s, year 1936
Place: spain, madrid, europe, italy, paris france, new york, barcelona ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sexy and melancholic films with plots about drinking, drinking alcohol, kiss, death, cigarette smoking, sex and friendship mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like Little Ashes: Kill Your Darlings (2013), Another Country (1984), Love in Thoughts (2004), Carrington (1995), Christopher and His Kind (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Kill Your Darlings (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs.
Style: bleak, captivating, serious, intellectual, psychological ...
Plot: poet, obsession, youth, friendship, sexual tension, student life, mental illness, writer's life, lifestyle, murder, friends, gay ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 2005, 21st century ...
Place: usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, harlem, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
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100%
Another Country (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the 1930s, Guy Bennett and Tommy Judd are friends because they are both outsiders in their own ways. Bennett is openly gay, Judd is a Marxist. It explores his homosexuality and exposure to Marxism, while examining the hypocrisy and snobbery ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, factual, psychological ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, gay lead character, social differences, society, golden years, youth, romance, boarding school life, equality, politics, boarding school ...
Time: 80s, 1930s, year 1983
Place: england, russia, europe, britain, soviet union ...
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100%
Love in Thoughts (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A posthumous look at the last days of Guenther's life as he, his best friend, and his sister let loose on a four-day binge of alcohol, drugs, and sex.
Style: serious, disturbing, stylized, rough, sexual ...
Plot: love triangle, friendship, gays and lesbians, poet, betrayal, youth, romance, lifestyle, weekend, bohemian life, celebration, friendship between men ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, post world war one, pre world war two
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.8
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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, sexual relations, performer's life, friends, platonic, anti conformity ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 1910s, 1900s, 30s ...
Place: england, europe, london, wales, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: serious, sincere, realistic, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: gay, self discovery, s&m, lifestyle, fall in love, political unrest, nightlife, strong sexual content, state affairs, society, gays and lesbians, fascism ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1933, year 1952 ...
Place: germany, europe, hamburg germany, los angeles, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.7
 13K
Howl (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: It's San Francisco in 1957, and an American masterpiece is put on trial. Howl, the film, recounts this dark moment using three interwoven threads: the tumultuous life events that led a young Allen Ginsberg to find his true voice as an artist, ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, sincere, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: poet, poetry, courtroom drama, literature, freedom, courtroom, writer's life, society, censorship, gay, mental institution, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 1920s, 20s, year 1957 ...
Place: san francisco, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, oklahoma, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Before Night Falls (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Spanning several decades, this powerful biopic offers a glimpse into the life of famed Cuban poet and novelist Reinaldo Arenas, an artist who was vilified for his homosexuality in Fidel Castro's Cuba.
Style: bleak, atmospheric, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: poet, aids, gays and lesbians, revolution, exile, oppression, homosexual, artist, gay slur, writer's life, gay, childhood ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 80s, 50s ...
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba, caribbean, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.6
 13K
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, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: poet, lgbt, gay, writer's life, gays and lesbians, gay teenager, infidelity, mentor, pregnancy, romance, prodigy, tragic love ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: paris france, france, holland, europe, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 7.0
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Violette (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Born out of wedlock early in the last century, Violette Leduc meets Simone de Beauvoir in postwar Saint-Germain-des-Près. An intense lifelong relationship develops between the two women authors, based on Violette's quest for freedom through ...
Style: realistic, captivating, sincere, serious, psychological
Plot: friendship, lesbian relationship, writer's life, friends, gender, society, couples, artists and showbiz, strong female presence, feminism, lesbian, listening to a radio ...
Time: 20th century, year 1964, 1960s, 1940s, 1950s ...
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.3
 10K
Sylvia (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Story of the relationship between the poets Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath.
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, serious, depressing ...
Plot: infidelity, drinking, drinking alcohol, writer's life, tragic love, couple relations, crumbling marriage, couples, family problems, romance, love, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, europe, new york, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, lifestyle, golden years, writer's life, parents and children, adultery, writers, betrayal, husband wife relationship, philosophy ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A fictional account of the life of Japanese author Yukio Mishima told in four parts. The first three parts relate events in three of his novels: The temple of the Golden Pavilion, Kyoko's House, and Runaway Horses. The last part depicts the ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, surreal, contemplative, stylized ...
Plot: friendship, rebellion, radical, emperor, nationalism, suicide, state affairs, writer's life, tragic hero, political unrest, couple relations, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: japan, mount fuji, tokyo, kyoto japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.7
 16K
Maurice (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In 1909, Maurice Hall (James Wilby) enters Cambridge, where he befriends wealthy Clive Durham (Hugh Grant). Clive confesses he is sexually attracted to Maurice, who realizes he is a homosexual when he begins to return Clive's feelings. The two ...
Style: gay cinema, realistic, serious, melancholic, scenic ...
Plot: gay, homosexuality, closeted homosexual, gay relationship, gay romance, gay lead character, forbidden love, homosexual, first gay sexual experience, lgbt, society, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 1910s, 19th century, 20th century, victorian, year 1912 ...
Place: england, europe, london, buenos aires argentina, argentina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.6
 8K
Butterfly (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The film centres on Moncho and his coming-of-age experience in Galicia in 1936. Moncho develops a close relationship with his teacher Don Gregorio who introduces the boy to different things in the world. While the story centres on Moncho's ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, realistic, touching, compassionate ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, coming of age, spanish civil war, teacher, family relations, countryside, latin, civil war, fascism, patriotism, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: spain, europe, australia, america, galicia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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
Plot: poet, letter, tragic love, romance, couple relations, love affair, couples, poetry, male female relationship, friendship, writer's life, fighting illness ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1810s
Place: england, europe, london, rome italy, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, playwright, gay, couple relations, prodigy, gender, sexual content, profanity, couples, unsuccessful, artists and showbiz, crimes ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1967, year 1964 ...
Place: england, europe, london, britain, brighton ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
You Are Not Alone (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Young teenager Bo (Anders Agensø) is too sensitive for the hothouse atmosphere of a boarding school run by a cold, unfeeling would-be man of the cloth (an uncharacteristically grim Ove Sprogøe). Lonely and scared, he finds a soul mate in the ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, erotic ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, friendship, coming of age, youth, teenage life, family relations, love and romance, friends, couples, lifestyle, school, parents and children ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.0
 2K
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 ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, sexy, sexual
Plot: ballet, dance, dancing, dancer, rebellion, profanity, strong female presence, performer's life, feminism, rebelliousness, love affair, gender ...
Time: year 1900, 1920s, 20th century, 19th century, 1890s
Place: europe, chicago illinois, paris france, athens greece, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Clapham Junction (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Set in the Clapham district of south London, England, the film is inspired by true events. The paths of several men intersect during a dramatic thirty-six hours in which their lives are changed forever.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, melancholic, touching ...
Plot: gay slur, masturbation, seduction, infidelity, society, life is a bitch, lifestyle, gay sex, looking for love, estrangement, gay teenager, gay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.4
 804
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, tragic hero, lifestyle, rise and fall, life is a bitch ...
Time: 18th century, 1800s, 1790s
Place: england, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.1
 803
Full Speed (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A brief extract of four kids' lives somewhere in France. Quentin, who won a writers contest and now pays more attention to his career as an author than to his friends, beautiful Julie, his girl-friend, much more mature than she looks, falling ...
Style: sexual, gloomy, sincere, contemplative, sexy ...
Plot: coming out, friendship, racism, love triangle, betrayal, youth, friends, couples, singleness, twentysomething life, sexual relations, teenage love ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, lyon, new york, algeria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Regular Lovers (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 183 min.
Story: 1968 and 1969 in Paris: during and after the student and trade union revolt. François is 20, a poet, dodging military service. He takes to the barricades, but won't throw a Molotov cocktail at the police. He smokes opium and talks about ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: idealism, revolution, politics, injustice, love triangle, twins, hopes, political corruption, couple relations, chaos and mayhem, love affair, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968, year 1969, 1960s
Place: france, europe, paris france, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.2
 899
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: womanizer, obsession, radical, writer's life, debauchery, lifestyle, society, social misfits, romance, sexual relations, politics, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: athens greece, india, greece, mediterranean sea, ottoman empire ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Lan Yu (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A love story between a country boy in Beijing to study and a wealthy businessman set against the backdrop of the 1989 Tiananmen Square incident
Style: captivating, sincere, sentimental, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: older man younger man relationship, gay relationship, social differences, love affair, lifestyle, fighting the system, couples, political unrest, society, romance, politics, gay ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988, year 1989
Place: china, beijing china, asia, shanghai china, east berlin east germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Bethune: The Making of a Hero (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Canada, China, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: True story of Norman Bethune, a medical doctor who fought for justice in China during Mao's rise to power.
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, epic, exciting ...
Plot: fascism, evacuation, military, politics, human spirit, rebellion, hopes, idealism, revolution, injustice, media, medical profession ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 30s, 20s, pre world war two
Place: china, spain, asia, montreal quebec, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Deputy and the Congressman (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Madrid, Roberto Orbea is a member of the Spanish communist party. He is married to Carmen, and he has been elected as Deputy in the first democratic elections in Spain. But his enemies, the fascist, know his double life. Roberto likes boys, and they ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: politics, male prostitute, love triangle, murder, vandalism, militant, blackmail, hospital, infidelity, hustler, hidden camera, one night stand ...
Time: 70s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, contemplative ...
Plot: love affair, lifestyle, love and romance, destructive relationship, feminism, forbidden love, infidelity, sexuality, sex, writer's life, couples, performer's life ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1820s
Place: venice, italy, paris france, europe, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.4
 81K
Frida (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, USA, UK
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: painter, bohemian life, art, feminism, lifestyle, painting, couple relations, jealousy, disability, lesbian interest, life, love of one's life ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 1920s, 20th century, 20s ...
Place: mexico, latin america, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, life turned upside down, friends, love and romance, lifestyle, couple relations, self discovery, nudity (full frontal - brief), infidelity ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Japan, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Biography of the British painter Francis Bacon. The movie focuses on his relationship with George Dyer, his lover. Dyer was a former small time crook.
Style: contemplative, suspense, realistic, serious, biting ...
Plot: art, s&m, painter, subculture, celebrity culture, couple relations, performer's life, destructive relationship, perversion, gender, society, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 1960s, 60s, 70s
Place: new york, east end london, paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%