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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, suspense, realistic, contemplative, dark, melancholic, enigmatic, reflective, bleak ...
Plot: art, s&m, painter, subculture, couple relations, performer's life, life is a bitch, love and romance, destructive relationship, artists and showbiz, perversion, society, couples, lifestyle, gender, gays and lesbians, celebrity culture, lgbt, new love, artists' life, artist, drinking alcohol, drinking, violence, loneliness ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: paris france, new york, east end london, london

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and sexy films with plots about drinking alcohol, drinking, mentor, loneliness, nudity (full frontal - brief), storytelling and obsession mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon: Caravaggio (1986), Total Eclipse (1995), Sylvia (2003), The Danish Girl (2015), Frida (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: atmospheric, serious, enigmatic, surreal, intense ...
Plot: photographer, freak, fall in love, couples, friends, life turned upside down, love and romance, lifestyle, couple relations, self discovery, nudity (full frontal - brief), infidelity ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: new york, usa
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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: realistic, serious, stylized, atmospheric, factual ...
Plot: sexual relations, love triangle, painter, rise and fall, lifestyle, life is a bitch, painting, art, artist, lgbt, gay, mentally unstable ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century, 1500s
Place: italy, rome 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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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, 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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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, gender identity, artist, painter, society, gender, love and romance, gay ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: denmark, copenhagen, paris france, copenhagen denmark, europe ...
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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, serious, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: painter, bohemian life, art, feminism, lifestyle, couple relations, painting, jealousy, artist, bisexuality, lesbian love, disability ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 1920s, 20s ...
Place: mexico, latin america, paris france, new york, manhattan new york city ...
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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: sexy, serious, realistic, emotional, intense ...
Plot: womanizer, love triangle, older man younger woman relationship, painter, infidelity, mistress, physical abuse, couple relations, artist, love affair, love and romance, world war two ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1940s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: paris france, poland, france, europe, provence ...
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42%
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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
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Factory Girl (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the mid-1960s, wealthy debutant Edie Sedgwick meets artist Andy Warhol. She joins Warhol's famous Factory and becomes his muse. Although she seems to have it all, Edie cannot have the love she craves from Andy, and she has an affair with a ...
Style: contemplative, serious, factual, romantic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: artist, addiction, singer, art, rise and fall, fashion, socialite, fame, photographer, actor's life, love, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1964, year 1971 ...
Place: new york, usa, paris france, london, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
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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, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: friendship, on the road, nightshift, suicide attempt, writer's life, suicide, romance, buddies, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, world war two, friends ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: colorado, usa, new mexico, denver colorado, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: serious, intense, depressing, factual, disturbing ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, rehabilitation, human nature, lifestyle, life is a bitch, rise and fall, family problems, ambition, husband wife relationship, heroin, writers ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, beverly hills, pittsburgh, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 François and his lover Louis, who develops an interest in ...
Style: realistic, talky, psychological, serious, touching ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 90s, 70s
Place: paris france, europe, france, alexandria egypt, madrid ...
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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, captivating, serious, realistic, homoerotic
Plot: fashion, gay, rise to the top, ambition, couple relations, fashion designer, nudity (full frontal - brief), scandal, interview, male prostitute, sewing, gender ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1972 ...
Place: paris france, europe, france
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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: psychological, captivating, sentimental, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: friendship, seduction, maid, haunted by the past, homosexuality, artists and showbiz, introspection, naivete, gardener, art, death, dirty old man ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Pinero (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: "Piñero" tells the story of the explosive life of a Latino icon, the poet-playwright-actor Miguel Piñero, whose urban poetry is recognized as a pre-cursor to rap and hip-hop. After doing time in hard-core Sing-Sing for petty thefts and ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, disturbing, factual ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, rise and fall, ambition, lifestyle, rising to stardom, society, life is a bitch, human nature, celebrity culture, couple relations, down on your luck ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city ...
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32%
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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 ⇓
31%
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Pollock (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In August of 1949, Life Magazine ran a banner headline that begged the question: "Jackson Pollock: Is he the greatest living painter in the United States?" The film is a look back into the life of an extraordinary man, a man who has ...
Style: based on true events, emotional, inspirational, intellectual, atmospheric ...
Plot: painter, artist, painting, alcohol abuse, art, bohemian life, rise and fall, supportive spouse, addiction, self destructing, lifestyle, ambition ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, 40s, 1950s ...
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, long island
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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, psychological, emotional, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, love and romance, romance, couple relations, human nature, couples, drinking alcohol, drinking, depression, betrayal, older man younger woman relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, tokyo, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: sexy, sexual, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: gay, racism, bittersweet, romance, gender, gays and lesbians, love and romance, life is a bitch, couples, dishonesty, society, destructive relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Basquiat (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Director Julian Schnabel illustrates the portrait of his friend, the first African-American pop artist Jean-Michel Basquiat who unfortunately died at a young age and just as he was beginning to make a name for himself in the art world. Alongside the ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, realistic, captivating, factual ...
Plot: drug abuse, friendship, artist, art, rise and fall, society, rising to stardom, self destructing, overdose, ambition, human spirit, celebrity culture ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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: emotional, stylized, atmospheric, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: gay, gay asian, romance, friendship, alienation, couple relations, angel, longing, couples, disorder, lifestyle, prostitute ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1997
Place: argentina, hong kong, asia, latin america, buenos aires argentina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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
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29%
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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, censorship, mental institution ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 1920s, 20s, post world war two ...
Place: san francisco, california, new york, kansas, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
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29%
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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, intellectual, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Plot: aging, alzheimer's disease, understanding, writer's life, love, couple relations, love of one's life, virginity, life & death, character study, loneliness, terminal illness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 50s, 1950s
Place: england, europe
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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: aids, gays and lesbians, revolution, oppression, exile, homosexual, gay, poet, artist, gay slur, writer's life, childhood ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 80s, 20th century, 50s ...
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba, new york, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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: sexy, sincere, emotional, sexual, depressing ...
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, photographer, lesbian couple, addiction, human nature, love affair, drugs/alcohol, couples, sexuality, heroin, lesbian romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, queer cinema ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, drug abuse, racism, friendship, coming out, unemployment, family relations, bisexuality, gay interest, family life, human nature, repression ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: melbourne australia, australia, melbourne, tokyo
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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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Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Luxembourg, France, Belgium, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This film, adapted from a work of fiction by author Tracy Chevalier, tells a story about the events surrounding the creation of the painting "Girl With A Pearl Earring" by 17th century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer. A young peasant maid ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, contemplative, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: painting, master and servant, painter, maid, art, sexual tension, fall in love, jealousy, new job, artist, society, small town ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%