Movies like Paradise Found

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Paradise Found (2003)
 5.7
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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: survival, obsession, couple relations, tragic love, prodigy, destiny, life is a bitch, love and romance, addiction, ambition, obsessive quest, love affair, artists and showbiz, rise and fall, couples, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, tragic hero, celebrity culture, jungle, paradise, missionary, catholicism, south seas ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1890s
Place: france, europe, 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 artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, couples, lifestyle, love and romance, 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), My Nikifor (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.4
 10K
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: realistic, touching, serious, factual, melancholic ...
Plot: prodigy, life is a bitch, painter, tragic love, couple relations, tragic hero, addiction, painting, romance, artists and showbiz, artist, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 20s
Place: france, europe
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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: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, sexual ...
Plot: love and romance, love affair, artists and showbiz, hopes, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, prodigy, homecoming, lifestyle, society, human spirit, broken leg ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: france, europe, paris france, tahiti
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, addiction, celebrity culture, rise to the top, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, rich and poor, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, couple relations, love and romance, couples ...
Place: denmark, morocco, europe, england, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.5
 720
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: gloomy, realistic, clever, emotional, serious
Plot: split personality, ambition, prodigy, hollywood, showbiz, alcohol abuse, lifestyle, unemployment, addiction, terminal illness, filmmaking, midlife crisis ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: thought provoking, serious, realistic, sexual
Plot: filmmaking, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, ambition, prodigy, lifestyle
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
 693
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: realistic, captivating, serious, atmospheric, gloomy
Plot: unfulfillment, love and romance, celebrity culture, tragic love, lifestyle, society, couple relations, artists and showbiz, ambition, prodigy, family life, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.5
 754
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: realistic, serious, atmospheric
Plot: drug abuse, friendship, addiction, betrayal, politics, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, life is a bitch, love affair, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, tragic hero ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1800s
Place: france, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.2
 3K
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, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: painter, artist, prodigy, obsession, ambition, sexual relations, lifestyle, against the rules, society, painting, dying man, dying ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, year 1918, turn of the century
Place: austria, france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.2
 2K
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: sincere, gloomy, psychological, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: prostitute, lifestyle, mentally unstable, human nature, celebrity culture, down on your luck, siblings relations, social misfits, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, love and romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, clever, cynical, captivating ...
Plot: filmmaking, prohibition, alcohol, addiction, friendship, hotel, couple relations, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, celebrity culture, crumbling marriage, love and romance ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 40s, 30s, 50s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: fall in love, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, love and romance, hopes, couple relations, rehabilitation, dysfunctional family, addiction, college, life is a bitch, dedication ...
Time: 30s, future, 1930s
Place: vermont, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.9
 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: realistic, serious, inspirational, touching, based on true events ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: fashion, tragic love, relationship vs career, designer, lifestyle, rise to the top, ambition, feminism, follow your dream, fashion designer, orphan, eccentricity ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 1890s, turn of the century, 1900s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Diary of a Sex Addict (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A restaurant owner leads a double life.
Style: erotic, serious, realistic, talky, sexual ...
Plot: sex addict, rough sex, addiction, therapy, sexual relations, couple relations, infidelity, family problems, dishonesty, love and romance, destructive relationship, doctors and patients ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.0
 2K
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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: infidelity, master and servant, love and romance, romance, couples, family problems, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, sexual relations, couple relations, writer's life, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: ireland, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.0
 26K
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: artist, painting, painter, art, supportive spouse, rise and fall, addiction, lifestyle, self destructing, bohemian life, ambition, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: new york, usa, long island, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: realistic, captivating, psychological, serious
Plot: infidelity, ego clash, couples, prodigy, artists and showbiz, crumbling marriage, love and romance, losing-it hero, musician's life, celebrity culture, love affair, couple relations ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1900s
Place: europe, holland, amsterdam, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: realistic, serious, captivating, sentimental
Plot: music, musician's life, latin, friends, drug abuse, showbiz, rise and fall, lifestyle, addiction, unfulfillment, performer's life, rising to stardom ...
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: usa, new york, puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: realistic, disturbing, touching, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: showbiz, actor's life, party, photo shoot, sex, playboy, life is a bitch, desire for fame, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, looking for love, infidelity ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 40s, 1940s, 1950s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 5.1
 2K
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: serious, emotional, sincere, realistic, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rising to stardom, destructive relationship, celebrity culture, best friends, drugs/alcohol, friends, showbiz, fall in love, crumbling marriage, musician's life, artists and showbiz, desire for fame ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.6
 13K
Lenny (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of acerbic 1960s comic Lenny Bruce, whose groundbreaking, no-holds-barred style and social commentary was often deemed by the Establisment as too obscene for the public.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, rough, atmospheric ...
Plot: rise and fall, against the rules, civil rights, stripper, drug abuse, fighting the system, showbiz, lifestyle, ambition, addiction, stand-up comedian, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: gloomy, serious, emotional, realistic, captivating
Plot: mental illness, lifestyle, politics, media, writer's life, love affair, performer's life, mentally unstable, actor's life, showbiz, misfit, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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, psychological, serious, realistic, intellectual ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, infidelity, mentor, pregnancy, poet, gays and lesbians, romance, fall in love, celebrity culture, life is a bitch, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: holland, france, europe, paris france, brussels belgium ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, captivating, stylized, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: family problems, crumbling marriage, fall in love, mentally unstable, under the surface, painter, glory, jealousy, adultery, composer, rescue attempt, lifestyle ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century
Place: denmark, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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: captivating, stylized, realistic, serious
Plot: lifestyle, showbiz, actor's life, celebrity culture, couple relations, love and romance, love affair, artists and showbiz, couples, hollywood, alcoholic, alcoholic drink ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, realistic, serious, emotional, intense ...
Plot: womanizer, love triangle, infidelity, painter, older man younger woman relationship, mistress, physical abuse, couple relations, artist, love affair, love and romance, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 40s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: poland, europe, france, paris france, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, haunted by the past, rise to the top, celebrity culture, road not taken, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, romance, couples, ambition, painter ...
Place: france, europe, china, asia, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.3
 684
Sagan (2008)
Genre: Biography
Country: France
Duration: 180 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: realistic, sexual, serious
Plot: celebrity culture, writer's life, gays and lesbians, ambition, lifestyle, gender, rise and fall, friends, couples, unfulfillment, desire for fame, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.1
 165
The Still Life (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Fueled by original music by members of Guns N' Roses, Bad Religion, No Doubt, Skid Row, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Hootie & The Blowfish and more... The Still Life tells the story of artist Julian Lamont who struggles to pick up the pieces of ...
Style: realistic, psychological, emotional, serious
Plot: rock, recluse, writer's life, love and romance, love affair, isolation, ambition, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, addiction, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
What We Do Is Secret (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A biopic of punk legend Darby Crash and his band, the Germs.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspense
Plot: punk, rising to stardom, musician's life, drug abuse, music band, nightlife, rise and fall, ambition, music, celebrity culture, life is a bitch, suicide ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: lifestyle, mentally unstable, misfit, hollywood, prodigy, car chase, power relations, adventurer, obsession, ambition, celebrity culture, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%