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Little Ashes (2008)
 6.4
 9K
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, tense, factual, sincere, suspenseful, realistic, intellectual, exciting
Plot: poet, friendship, exhibitionism, friends, political unrest, romance, lifestyle, coming of age, writer's life, buddies, artists and showbiz, state affairs, surrealism, gay relationship, civil war, student, theatrical troupe, gay, artist, writers, butterfly, art class, closeted homosexual, gays and lesbians, spanish civil war ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1936, 20s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, italy, new york, paris france, morocco ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexy and sexual films with plots about kiss, death, drinking alcohol, cigarette smoking, friendship, writers and drink mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like Little Ashes: Total Eclipse (1995), Kill Your Darlings (2013), Another Country (1984), Maurice (1987), Edvard Munch (1974). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: 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 ...
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100%
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: captivating, bleak, serious, intellectual, psychological ...
Plot: poet, sexual tension, youth, friendship, friends, mental illness, gay, bohemian life, obsession, student life, lifestyle, murder ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 21st century, year 1944, year 2005 ...
Place: usa, new york, 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: serious, realistic, rough, psychological, factual ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, gay lead character, social differences, society, romance, youth, golden years, equality, boarding school life, politics, boarding school ...
Time: 80s, post world war two, year 1983, 1930s
Place: england, russia, europe, britain, ussr ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 19K
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: serious, realistic, melancholic, scenic, touching ...
Plot: gay, homosexuality, gay relationship, gay lead character, homosexual, gay romance, closeted homosexual, lgbt, male nudity, first gay sexual experience, forbidden love, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, victorian era, 19th century, 90s ...
Place: england, europe, london, greece, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.2
 3K
Edvard Munch (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery, Romance
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 210 min.
Story: A biographical film about the Norwegian Expressionist painter Edvard Munch. It was originally created as a three-part miniseries co-produced by the Norwegian and Swedish state television networks, but subsequently gained an American theatrical ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: expressionism, painter, painting, performer's life, couples, family problems, life is a bitch, writer's life, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1890s, 1880s, 1860s ...
Place: norway, germany, copenhagen, berlin germany, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: stylized, disturbing, serious, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: love triangle, friendship, gays and lesbians, poet, betrayal, youth, lifestyle, romance, bohemian life, weekend, celebration, unrequited love ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, post world war one, pre world war two
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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 ⇓
24%
 6.6
 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, gay, society, counterculture, mental institution, sexual identity ...
Time: 50s, 1920s, year 1957, post world war two, year 1955 ...
Place: san francisco, arkansas, colorado, denver colorado, idaho ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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, lifestyle, fall in love, society, state affairs, political unrest, nightlife, strong sexual content, gays and lesbians, fascism, gender ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, post world war two, year 1931, year 1976 ...
Place: germany, europe, los angeles, hamburg germany, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gay, aids, gays and lesbians, revolution, oppression, exile, homosexual, poet, artist, gay slur, writer's life, childhood ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 80s, 50s ...
Place: cuba, latin america, caribbean, new york, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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 ⇓
22%
 6.9
 2K
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: captivating, realistic, sincere, serious, psychological
Plot: lesbian relationship, friendship, friends, writer's life, society, gender, lesbian, couples, artists and showbiz, strong female presence, feminism, murder of friend ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1972, year 1964, 70s ...
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 ⇓
21%
 6.9
 27K
Bright Star (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, UK, 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, psychological, serious, 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 era, 1810s
Place: england, europe, london, rome italy, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Last Station (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, UK, 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, love and romance, family relations, 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 ⇓
20%
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, surreal, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, rebellion, emperor, radical, suicide, nationalism, political unrest, tragic hero, state affairs, writer's life, couple relations, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, post world war two
Place: japan, kyoto japan, tokyo, mount fuji
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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, clever, serious ...
Plot: murder, gay, playwright, couples, unsuccessful, graphic violence, sexual content, love and romance, prodigy, gays and lesbians, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1967, year 1964, year 1953 ...
Place: england, europe, london, britain, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.9
 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: sexy, captivating, sexual, serious, realistic
Plot: ballet, dancing, dancer, performer's life, love and romance, rebellion, against the rules, gender, dancer's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, love affair ...
Time: 1920s, 19th century, 1890s, 20th century, year 1900
Place: europe, riviera, berlin germany, athens greece, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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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: serious, realistic, melancholic, rough, touching ...
Plot: gay, gay slur, masturbation, gay sex, seduction, infidelity, lifestyle, life is a bitch, society, estrangement, looking for love, intolerance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.4
 852
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, betrayal, politics, addiction, drug abuse, prodigy, tragic hero, rise and fall, lifestyle, writer's life, tragic love, life is a bitch ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s
Place: france, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Last Time I Committed Suicide (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Neal Cassady is living the beat life during the 1940s, working at The Tire Yard and and philandering around town. However, he has visions of a happy life with kids and a white picket fence. When his girlfried, Joan, tries to kill herself he gets ...
Style: talky, stylized, gloomy, clever, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, nightshift, on the road, suicide attempt, writer's life, suicide, friends, couples, world war two, artists and showbiz, buddies, lifestyle ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 60s, 50s, post world war two
Place: colorado, usa, denver colorado, new mexico, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.9
 1K
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: realistic, serious, sexy, sexual
Audience: girls' night
Plot: debauchery, obsession, womanizer, radical, writer's life, lifestyle, society, romance, social misfits, sexual relations, politics, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: turkey, albania, mediterranean sea, ottoman empire, yorkshire ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.2
 859
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: sexy, serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: coming out, gay teenager, friendship, love triangle, racism, betrayal, youth, couples, friends, teenage love, sexual relations, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, lyon, paris france, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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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: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, erotic ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, friendship, coming of age, youth, teenage life, lgbt child, first love, family relations, love and romance, lgbt teen, lifestyle, friends ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 7.1
 2K
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, touching, sentimental, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: older man younger man relationship, gay asian, gay, love affair, gay relationship, lifestyle, fighting the system, social differences, couples, society, romance, political unrest ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989, year 1988
Place: beijing china, china, asia, shanghai, east berlin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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, emotional ...
Plot: love affair, lifestyle, love and romance, destructive relationship, feminism, forbidden love, infidelity, sex, sexuality, romance, artists and showbiz, gender ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 1830s
Place: paris france, venice, italy, france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: idealism, revolution, politics, injustice, political corruption, couple relations, love triangle, love affair, chaos and mayhem, twins, hopes, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969, year 1968
Place: france, europe, paris france, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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: captivating, thought provoking, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: politics, male prostitute, vandalism, militant, murder, love triangle, one night stand, hustler, politician, infidelity, blackmail, hospital ...
Time: 70s
Place: madrid, spain, europe, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 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 ⇓
18%
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, thought provoking, serious, epic, suspense ...
Plot: fascism, evacuation, military, politics, human spirit, idealism, revolution, injustice, rebellion, media, hopes, medical profession ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, pre world war two
Place: china, spain, asia, russia, madrid ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%