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Paradise Found (2003)
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Paradise Found (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, Australia, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Paradise Found is a biography about the painter Paul Gauguin. Focusing on his personal conflict between citizen life and his family life and the art scene in Frane. In an incredible imagery montage Gauguin manages to make a successful living in the South Pacific, while being in opposition to France.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: prodigy, jungle, missionary, paradise, south seas, catholicism, tragic hero, crumbling marriage, rise and fall, obsession, couple relations, love affair, tragic love, addiction, celebrity culture, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, artists and showbiz, obsessive quest, survival, destiny, ambition, life is a bitch, lifestyle ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1890s
Place: europe, france, paris france, tahiti

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, gloomy and captivating films with plots about unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, couples, love and romance, lifestyle, couple relations and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like Paradise Found: Modigliani (2004), The Wolf at the Door (1986), Last Call (2002), Polanski Unauthorized (2009), Marie Krøyer (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Modigliani (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Romania, France, Italy
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Set in Paris in 1919, biopic centers on the life of late Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani, focusing on his last days as well as his rivalry with Pablo Picasso. Modigliani, a Jew, has fallen in love with Jeanne, a young and beautiful Catholic girl. ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: prodigy, drugs/alcohol, tragic love, romance, painter, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, couples, tragic hero, uninhibited rivalry, couple relations ...
Time: 20s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
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100%
The Wolf at the Door (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Denmark, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This biographical film, based on the life of French artist Paul Gauguin, follows the painter as he returns to Paris after a long stay in Tahiti and must confront his wife, his children, and his former lover.
Style: serious, sincere, sexual, realistic, touching ...
Plot: prodigy, homecoming, artists and showbiz, crumbling marriage, human spirit, love affair, hopes, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, lifestyle, female nudity ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: france, europe, tahiti, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 233 min.
Story: The true story of one of the richest women in America - heiress to the Woolworth fortune. She had vast wealth and seven husbands, but never found lasting love.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: wealth, crumbling marriage, downfall, historical figure, tragedy, hedonism, rise and fall, rise to the top, couple relations, infidelity, rich and poor, social differences ...
Place: denmark, morocco, africa, england, europe
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45%
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Last Call (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Renowned writer F. Scott Fitzgerald is living the last months of his life with his youthful secretary, confidant, and protégé who later wrote a memoir of their time together.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, clever
Plot: prodigy, hollywood, writer's life, crumbling marriage, boss and employee, addiction, alcohol abuse, family in crisis, midlife crisis, terminal illness, unemployment, unfulfillment ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Polanski Unauthorized (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An unauthorized chronicle of the life of Roman Polanski.
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: filmmaking, artists and showbiz, prodigy, celebrity culture, ambition, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, lifestyle
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Marie Krøyer (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Marie Krøyer is hailed as “the most beautiful woman in Europe” and leads a happy marriage life with her husband the great Danish painter P.S. Krøyer and an adorable daughter. However, not everything in her world is as perfect as it seems, and ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, stylized, gloomy ...
Plot: mentally unstable, crumbling marriage, couple relations, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, fall in love, self discovery, breakup, under the surface, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century
Place: denmark, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the enduring but troubled love between Lois Wilson, co-founder of Al-Anon, and her alcoholic husband Bill Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: crumbling marriage, rehabilitation, college, obsession, couple relations, addiction, custody, dysfunctional family, couples, family problems, fall in love, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 30s, future, 1930s
Place: europe, vermont
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38%
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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: talky, serious, realistic, sexual, captivating ...
Plot: artist, painter, prodigy, symbolism, celebrity culture, couples, artists and showbiz, against the rules, obsession, couple relations, infidelity, sexual relations ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, year 1918, turn of the century
Place: austria, europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 6.6
 745
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
Plot: friendship, addiction, politics, betrayal, drug abuse, musician's life, prodigy, palaces castles and temples, tragic hero, writer's life, rise and fall, infidelity ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1800s
Place: england, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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My Nikifor (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: From his birth in 1895 through his death in 1968, the gifted Polish naïve artist Nikifor Krynicki (AKA Epifan Drowniak) lived his life and eked out a career cloaked in obscurity - a casualty of both his extreme speech impediment (his tongue was ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, captivating
Plot: tragic love, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, prodigy, couple relations, celebrity culture, isolation, family life, ambition, love and romance, society, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Madame Bovary (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Belgium, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The classic story of Emma Bovary, the beautiful wife of a small-town doctor in 19th century France, who engages in extra marital affairs in an attempt to advance her social status.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, dull life, extramarital affair, unfulfillment, romance, village, couples, tragic hero, crumbling marriage, couple relations, love affair, village life ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.1
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Nora (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK, Italy, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In 1904, in Dublin, James Joyce chats up Nora Barnacle, a hotel maid recently come from Galway. She enchants him with her frank, direct and uninhibited manner, and before long, he's convinced her to come with him to Trieste, where he has a job ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: infidelity, writer's life, couple relations, romance, love affair, love triangle, sexual relations, artists and showbiz, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, master and servant ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: ireland, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.3
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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: psychological, serious, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, sibling relationship, mentally unstable, prodigy, social misfits, tragic hero, obsession, siblings relations, tragic love, celebrity culture, down on your luck, mental illness ...
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.0
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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: serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: artist, infidelity, painting, jazz, addiction, rise and fall, falling in love, relationship problems, success, alcohol abuse, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1950s, year 1949 ...
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Dorothy Parker remembers the heyday of the Algonquin Round Table, a circle of friends whose barbed wit, like hers, was fueled by alcohol and flirted with despair.
Style: witty, talky, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: prohibition, alcohol, filmmaking, hotel, writer's life, drugs/alcohol, verbal byplay, friendship, addiction, rise and fall, romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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31%
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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: sexual, serious, realistic, psychological, intellectual ...
Plot: gay, mentor, poet, infidelity, pregnancy, gays and lesbians, romance, writer's life, crumbling marriage, lgbt, couple relations, destructive relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: europe, france, holland, paris france, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Norma Jean & Marilyn (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: This film follows Norma Jean from her simple, ambitious youth to her sex star pinnacle and back down. She moves from lover to lover in order to further her career. She finds fame but never happiness, only knowing seduction but not love.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, gloomy, disturbing ...
Plot: actor's life, sex, party, photo shoot, showbiz, tragic hero, celebrity, desire for fame, rise and fall, rising to stardom, couple relations, looking for love ...
Time: 40s, 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1940s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Mahler on the Couch (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Alma Mahler's affair with the young architect Walter Gropius sets in motion a marital drama that forces her husband Gustav Mahler to seek advice from Sigmund Freud.
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: infidelity, psychoanalysis, music, musician's life, couple relations, love triangle, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, couples, losing-it hero, prodigy ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1900s
Place: europe, amsterdam, germany, holland
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29%
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 7.0
 3K
Coco Chanel (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, France, UK
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Italian-French-British TV film targeting the US audience, about the fashion icon Coco Chanel. The film begins with the fashion goddess (deftly played by Shirley MacLaine) in her twilight years, steeped in wealth and fame, still issuing game-changing ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: fashion, relationship vs career, orphan, tragic love, couples, romance, rise to the top, celebrity culture, ambition, artists and showbiz, feminism, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, turn of the century, 1890s, 19th century, 1900s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the rise and fall of poker legend Stu "The Kid" Ungar.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: gambling, contests and competitions, sport, rise and fall, addiction, ambition, tragic hero, human spirit, hopes, rivalry, unfulfillment, life is a bitch ...
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28%
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Whitney (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Chronicles Whitney Houston's rise to fame and turbulent relationship with husband Bobby Brown.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: drugs/alcohol, musician's life, music, crumbling marriage, rising to stardom, couple relations, destructive relationship, showbiz, unfulfillment, couples, artists and showbiz, best friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Diary of a Sex Addict (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A restaurant owner leads a double life.
Style: erotic, sexual, serious, talky, realistic ...
Plot: rough sex, therapy, sex addict, interracial sex, threesome, addiction, crumbling marriage, suburbs, restaurant, obsession, neighbor, sex ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
A Soul Haunted by Painting (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: China, France, Taiwan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: At the beginning of the twentieth century, Yu-liang leaves a brothel in a small Chinese town, to become the second wife of Mr. Pan. While Pan is away at the revolution in Yunnan, Yu-liang learns to paint and takes art classes at the Shanghai Art ...
Style: serious, sincere, sexual, realistic
Plot: prostitute, rise to the top, romance, haunted by the past, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, celebrity culture, road not taken, ambition, couples, mirror ...
Place: asia, china, europe, france, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Burton and Taylor (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: TV drama based on Richard Burton's diaries, about his last performance in 1983 with ex-wife Elizabeth Taylor. They meet after several years and he agrees to her suggestion that they star in a stage revival on Broadway of Noel Coward's ...
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, captivating
Plot: actor's life, hollywood, couple relations, celebrity culture, showbiz, artists and showbiz, couples, love affair, love and romance, lifestyle, alcoholic, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Will There Really Be a Morning? (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: This is the story of actress Frances Farmer, her struggles with mental illness and involuntary confinement in an insane asylum.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, captivating
Plot: mental illness, actor's life, mentally unstable, mental patient, performer's life, writer's life, addiction, child illness, drug abuse, terminal illness, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Eight Miles High (2007)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Achim Bornhak's movie focuses on the restless life of Uschi Obermaier, the icon of the 1968 movement in Germany and groupie. At the age of 16, Uschi is bored by her job in a photo lab, but soon becomes the "it girl" of Munich's ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: music band, musician's life, sexuality, drug addiction, sex scandal, free love, rock, group sex, prodigy, small town, rise and fall, rising to stardom ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, germany, hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
King of Salsa (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The rise and fall of salsa singer, Héctor Lavoe (1946-1993), as told from the perspective of his wife Puchi, who looks back from 2002.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: music, latin, musician's life, performer's life, romance, dancing, rise and fall, couple relations, addiction, celebrity culture, drug abuse, showbiz ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: usa, new york, puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 4K
El Greco (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Greece, Spain, Hungary
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The story of the uncompromising artist and fighter for freedom, Domenicos Theotokopoulos, known to the world as "El Greco".
Style: serious, emotional, epic, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: idealism, tragic love, unfulfilled love, love and romance, artists and showbiz, prodigy, tragic hero, vengeance, destructive relationship, politics, fall in love, ambition ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages
Place: europe, greece, spain, venice, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 ⇓
26%
The Amazing Howard Hughes (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 215 min.
Story: The Amazing Howard Hughes is a 1977 television movie about American aviation pioneer and filmmaker Howard Hughes, based on the book by Hughes' business partner Noah Dietrich. The film starred Tommy Lee Jones, Ed Flanders, and Tovah Feldshuh.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: adventurer, adventure, mentally unstable, aviation, hollywood, prodigy, rise to the top, obsession, celebrity culture, ambition, rich and poor, car chase ...
Time: 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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