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Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon (1998)
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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: serious, biting, realistic, dark, melancholic, enigmatic, reflective, bleak, surreal, cerebral ...
Plot: gay, painter, s&m, destructive relationship, new love, lgbt, artists and showbiz, gender, life is a bitch, love and romance, society, couples, gays and lesbians, artist, art, couple relations, celebrity culture, drinking, violence, loneliness, male nudity, storytelling, drugs, perversion, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 1960s
Place: east end london, paris france, london

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, melancholic and sexual films with plots about drinking, gay, couples, love and romance, death, gays and lesbians and gender mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon: The Danish Girl (2015), Total Eclipse (1995), Prayers for Bobby (2009), Sylvia (2003), Frida (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.1
 139K
The Danish Girl (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, 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: serious, captivating, realistic, dramatic, emotional ...
Plot: transsexual, lgbt, artist, art, gays and lesbians, couple relations, painter, painting, artists and showbiz, surgery, gender, society ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark, paris france ...
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 6.6
 12K
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: sexual, serious, realistic, psychological, intellectual ...
Plot: gay, mentor, gays and lesbians, poet, infidelity, pregnancy, romance, writer's life, crumbling marriage, lgbt, couple relations, destructive relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: europe, france, holland, brussels belgium, africa ...
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76%
Prayers for Bobby (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: True story of Mary Griffith, gay rights crusader, whose teenage son committed suicide due to her religious intolerance. Based on the book of the same title by Leroy Aarons.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: coming out, gays and lesbians, homosexual, parents and children, suicide, christianity, society, life is a bitch, family problems, tragic event, teenage life, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, san francisco, portland oregon
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100%
 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, serious, psychological, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: infidelity, drinking, writing, poet, beach, love, snow, boat, writer's life, romance, crumbling marriage, college ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: england, europe, campus, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Friends of painter Jean-Baptiste Emmerich gather at a Paris railroad station for a four-hour journey to Limoges, where Emmerich wanted to be buried. The dozen travelers include art historian Fran├žois and his lover Louis, who develops an interest in ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious, touching, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gays and lesbians, friendship, haunted by the past, friends, love and romance, couples, contests and competitions, dealing with death, couple relations, midlife crisis, transvestism, gay ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, paris france, egypt, cambodia
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52%
 7.4
 72K
Frida (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada, Mexico
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: sincere, serious, stylized, colourful, emotional ...
Plot: couple relations, disability, feminism, painter, loneliness, bohemian life, lifestyle, artist, love of one's life, communism, bisexuality, tragic hero ...
Time: 40s, 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: mexico, latin america, paris france, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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49%
Behind the Candelabra (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the autobiographical novel, the tempestuous 6-year relationship between Liberace and his (much younger) lover, Scott Thorson, is recounted.
Style: stylized, gloomy, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: gay relationship, gays and lesbians, gay, celebrity, aids, pianist, cocaine, homosexual, music, musician's life, in the closet, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 1960s, year 1981 ...
Place: las vegas, usa, southern california, california
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47%
 6.4
 4K
Head On (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Nineteen-year-old Ari confronts both his sexuality and his Greek family. Ari despises his once-beloved parents, former radical activists, for having entombed themselves in insular tradition. Ari is obsessed with gay sex, although he does make an ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, bisexuality, drug abuse, friendship, coming out, racism, unemployment, coming of age, family life, gays and lesbians, human nature, sexual relations ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: australia, melbourne
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 6.7
 4K
Caravaggio (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: As influential Italian artist Caravaggio dies in exile in 1610, he recalls his short life, from his childhood to his initial artistic failures to his later triumphs as he catches the eye of a sympathetic cardinal to his destructive relationship with ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, stylized ...
Plot: painter, artist, love triangle, mentally unstable, homosexuality, lgbt, rise and fall, obsession, destructive relationship, infidelity, sexual relations, tragic love ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century, 1500s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.3
 2K
Blue (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Japan
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Against a plain, unchanging blue screen, a densely interwoven soundtrack of voices, sound effects and music attempt to convey a portrait of Derek Jarman's experiences with AIDS, both literally and allegorically, together with an exploration of ...
Style: dark humor, serious, atmospheric, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: aids, death, terminal illness, church, gays and lesbians, gay, poetry, blue, mentally unstable, writer's life, rise and fall, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.9
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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: emotional, sexual, talky, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: conscientious objector, soldier, painter, romance, friendship, unlikely couple, polyamory, writer's life, couple relations, unfulfilled love, artists and showbiz, gender ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, 20s ...
Place: england, europe, wales, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, sexual, realistic, based on memoir ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, self discovery, gay, cabaret, s&m, strong sexual content, nightlife, urban, gender, fall in love, city life, looking for sex ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, year 1976, 1930s
Place: germany, europe, england, medical school, hamburg germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Surviving Picasso (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The passionate Merchant-Ivory drama tells the story of Francoise Gilot, the only lover of Pablo Picasso who was strong enough to withstand his ferocious cruelty and move on with her life.
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, sexual, stylized ...
Plot: love triangle, womanizer, infidelity, mistress, older man younger woman relationship, physical abuse, painter, couple relations, romance, destructive relationship, love affair, celebrity culture ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: europe, france, paris france, poland, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: serious, emotional, realistic, sexual
Plot: infidelity, feminism, fall in love, romance, writer's life, couple relations, destructive relationship, forbidden love, love affair, tragic love, artists and showbiz, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 1830s
Place: italy, europe, france, venice, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Savage Nights (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Jean is young, gay, and promiscuous. Only after he meets one or two women, including Laura does he come to realize his bisexuality. Jean has to overcome a personal crisis and a tough choice between Laura and his male lover Samy.
Style: sexual, serious, sexy, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: racism, gays and lesbians, couple relations, romance, infidelity, love affair, fall in love, love and romance, society, couples, gender, destructive relationship ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Saint Laurent (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 150 min.
Story: 1967-1976. As one of history's greatest fashion designers entered a decade of freedom, neither came out of it in one piece.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: fashion, fashion designer, gay, drugs/alcohol, rise to the top, strong sexual content, ambition, artists and showbiz, gays and lesbians, couple relations, couples, gender ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1976 ...
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Permanent Midnight (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Ben Stiller plays comedy writer Jerry Stahl, whose $6000-a-week heroin habit had him taking his infant daughter along on his drug runs and doing smack during TV script conferences. Departing detox, Stahl explores memories with survivor Kitty, who ...
Style: dark humor, serious, gloomy, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: heroin, addiction, drug abuse, hollywood, rehabilitation, police, adultery, party, sex, drugs/alcohol, writer's life, alcohol ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Longtime Companion (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Longtime Companion follows the lives of a small circle of friends from the first mention of the disease in the New York Times in 1981. First referred to as "Gay-Related-Immune-Disorder," we watch the effect of the disease as it devastates ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, clever ...
Plot: aids, gay, friendship, gays and lesbians, hiv, lgbt, terminal illness, artists and showbiz, gender, life is a bitch, friends, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Before Night Falls (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
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: atmospheric, bleak, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, artist, aids, gay, exile, oppression, revolution, fidel castro, cuban revolution, writer's life, homosexuality, poet ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, 1960s ...
Place: cuba, new york, latin america, caribbean, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Gods and Monsters (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: It's 1957, and Whale's heyday as the director of "Frankenstein," "Bride of Frankenstein" and "The Invisible Man" is long behind him. Retired and a semi-recluse, he lives his days accompanied only by images ...
Style: touching, serious, gloomy, witty, realistic ...
Plot: homosexuality, friendship, gardener, gay, homosexual, maid, dying, suicide, gays and lesbians, movie business, gender, friends ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, clever, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: gay, murder, playwright, prodigy, writer's life, gay relationship, lgbt, rebelliousness, tragic love, artists and showbiz, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 1950s, year 1967 ...
Place: england, europe, morocco, australia, brighton ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
I Dreamt Under the Water (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Antoine, a handsome boy in his 20s, falls for a straight best friend who does not reciprocate, and being a junkie exits the film quite early. Enter a girl, who seems to make him happy again, after he has tried living as a rent boy with men, having ...
Style: sexual, serious, sexy, realistic, touching
Plot: prostitute, transsexual, gays and lesbians, urban, romance, young lovers, destructive relationship, fall in love, looking for love, love triangle, sexual relations, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.8
 18K
Happy Together (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A couple take a trip to Argentina in search of a new beginning, but instead find themselves drifting ever further apart.
Style: atmospheric, emotional, stylized, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: homosexuality, gays and lesbians, friendship, romance, alienation, fall in love, gender, friends, love and romance, loneliness, couples, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, hong kong, asia, latin america, buenos aires argentina
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33%
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Another Country (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, 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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: boarding school life, gay, boarding school, politics, coming of age, gender, romance, gay relationship, love and romance, society, youth, couples ...
Time: 80s, 1930s, year 1983
Place: england, russia, europe, britain, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.7
 9K
High Art (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young female intern at a small magazine company becomes involved with a drug-addicted lesbian photographer, both of whom seek to exploit each other for their respective careers, while slowly falling in love with each other.
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: lesbian, couples, photographer, magazine, addiction, love, romance, drugs/alcohol, fall in love, drug abuse, gays and lesbians, exploitation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.7
 4K
I Am Michael (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The controversial true story of a gay activist who rejects his homosexuality and becomes a Christian pastor.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, ambiguous ending
Plot: gays and lesbians, gay, preacher, minister, church, gender, clergy, introspection, religions or cults, media, society, 360 degree well shot ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002, year 2007, year 2006 ...
Place: usa, colorado, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.9
 13K
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: touching, witty, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: homosexuality, prison, obsession, courtroom drama, gay relationship, writer's life, hypocrisy, gays and lesbians, coming out, wife, society, couples ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era
Place: england, europe, ireland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Late August, Early September (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A story about the transition from late youth to early maturity, the film follows several friends and lovers as they come to make decisions on how to live their lives--getting a job more in harmony with ones ideals, committing to a lover, giving up a ...
Style: talky, emotional, serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, human nature, romance, hopes, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, life is a bitch, friends, couple relations, terminal illness ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, tokyo, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: surreal, serious, stylized, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: nationalism, suicide, obsession, friendship, rebellion, radical, emperor, writer's life, friends, art, patriotism, identity ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: japan, mount fuji
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.1
 16K
Iris (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: True story of the lifelong romance between novelist Iris Murdoch and her husband John Bayley, from their student days through her battle with Alzheimer's disease.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, intellectual ...
Plot: aging, love, writer's life, alzheimer's disease, virginity, mental illness, understanding, lesbian, couple relations, new love, photographic memory, love of one's life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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