Movies like Paradise Found

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Paradise Found
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, tragic hero, crumbling marriage, rise and fall, obsession, couple relations, infidelity, love affair, tragic love, addiction, celebrity culture, catholicism, south seas, missionary, paradise, jungle, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, artists and showbiz, obsessive quest, survival, destiny, ambition, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1870s
Place: europe, france, tahiti, paris france

Most similar movies to Paradise Found

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and emotional films with plots about artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, couples, love and romance, lifestyle, couple relations and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like Paradise Found: Pandemonium (2000), The Wolf at the Door (1986), Klimt (2006), Van Gogh (1991), Total Eclipse (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Pandemonium
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: musician's life, prodigy, palaces castles and temples, tragic hero, writer's life, friendship, rise and fall, infidelity, addiction, love affair, tragic love, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 18th century, 1800s, 1790s
Place: england, europe, france
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Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story
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: crumbling marriage, downfall, rise and fall, rise to the top, couple relations, infidelity, wealth, rich and poor, social differences, addiction, alcohol abuse, celebrity culture ...
Place: africa, denmark, england, morocco, europe
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The Wolf at the Door
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, realistic, sexual, 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: europe, france, tahiti, paris france
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Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle
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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: hotel, prohibition, addiction, friendship, writing, poetry, writer's life, drugs/alcohol, verbal byplay, writers, relationships, rise and fall ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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System:   80%
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Klimt
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: prodigy, celebrity culture, couples, artist, painter, artists and showbiz, against the rules, obsession, couple relations, infidelity, sexual relations, symbolism ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, turn of the century, year 1918
Place: austria, europe, france, paris france
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System:   79%
    User:   68%
 
 7.3
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Van Gogh
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: serious, psychological, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: mentally unstable, prostitute, prodigy, social misfits, tragic hero, obsession, siblings relations, tragic love, celebrity culture, down on your luck, sibling relationship, mental illness ...
Place: europe, france
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Total Eclipse
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, mentor, romance, infidelity, poetry, homosexuality, obsession, rebellion, violence, male nudity, artist, art ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: europe, france, holland, london, brussels belgium ...
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System:   73%
    User:   64%
 
Norma Jean & Marilyn
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: serious, touching, realistic, gloomy, disturbing ...
Plot: actor's life, tragic hero, desire for fame, rise and fall, rising to stardom, couple relations, photo shoot, party, sex, looking for love, celebrity culture, filmmaking ...
Time: 40s, 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1940s ...
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System:   65%
    User:   76%
 
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Pollock
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, melancholic, dramatic ...
Plot: artist, addiction, art, drinking, depression, tragedy, jazz, adultery, creativity, gay, obsession, rise and fall ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 40s, 50s, 1940s ...
Place: new york, usa, long island, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   66%
 
Marie Krøyer
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 ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   52%
 
 6.8
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My Nikifor
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: serious, atmospheric, 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 ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   53%
 
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Nora
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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: writer's life, couple relations, infidelity, romance, love affair, love triangle, sexual relations, artists and showbiz, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, master and servant ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: europe, ireland, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   51%
 
Surviving Picasso
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, intellectual ...
Plot: artist, love triangle, infidelity, womanizer, art, nudity (topless - notable), betrayal, romance, couple relations, drinking, women, creativity ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1940s ...
Place: europe, france, poland, las vegas, new jersey ...
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    User:   49%
 
Eight Miles High
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, prodigy, small town, rise and fall, rising to stardom, destructive relationship, sexual relations, addiction, celebrity culture, drug abuse, ambition ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, germany, hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   56%
 
Diary of a Sex Addict
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A restaurant owner leads a double life.
Style: talky, serious, sexual, realistic, biting ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, suburbs, restaurant, obsession, couple relations, addiction, rough sex, threesome, interracial sex, therapy, sex addict, dangerous attraction ...
Time: contemporary
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System:   48%
    User:   46%
 
Mahler on the Couch
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, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: infidelity, musician's life, couple relations, love triangle, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, couples, losing-it hero, prodigy, music, psychoanalysis ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1900s
Place: amsterdam, europe, germany, holland
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System:   48%
    User:   54%
 
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Lenny
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: bleak, clever, psychological, serious, talky ...
Plot: drug abuse, fighting the system, drugs, death, drug addiction, tragedy, performer's life, stripper, free speech, depression, storytelling, against the rules ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: usa
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System:   47%
    User:   39%
 
Bride of the Wind
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, Austria
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A biopic of Alma Mahler, the wife of composer Gustav Mahler (as well as Walter Gropius and Franz Werfel), and the mistress of Oskar Kokoschka.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, captivating
Plot: prodigy, romance, opposites attract, couple relations, infidelity, fall in love, composer, painter, love affair, artists and showbiz, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 20th century, turn of the century, 1890s
Place: austria, europe
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System:   47%
    User:   49%
 
 7.3
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Quills
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A nobleman with a literary flair, the Marquis de Sade lives in a madhouse where a beautiful laundry maid smuggles his erotic stories to a printer, defying orders from the asylum's resident priest. The titillating passages whip all of France ...
Style: sexual, erotic, stylized, rough, serious ...
Plot: writer's life, sexuality, censorship, pornography, writing, sex, period piece, fighting the system, male nudity, nudity (topless - notable), writers, insanity ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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System:   46%
    User:   40%
 
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James Dean
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The man behind the legend and a knowing look at the 1950's Hollywood are revealed in this dynamic bioepic of the meteoric star whose troubled life echoed his gut-grabbing performances in East of Eden, Rebel Without A Cause and Giant.
Style: clever, serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: hollywood, actor's life, tragic hero, rising to stardom, filmmaking, celebrity culture, ambition, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, prodigy, desire for fame, rise and fall ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: usa, malibu california, santa monica california, indiana
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System:   46%
    User:   52%
 
The Music Lovers
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Composer, conductor and teacher Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky struggles against his homosexual tendencies by marrying, but unfortunately he chooses a wonky, nymphomaniac girl whom he cannot satisfy.
Style: offbeat, serious, realistic, sexual, atmospheric ...
Plot: music, romance, fall in love, gays and lesbians, mentally unstable, musician's life, obsession, couple relations, homosexuality, destructive relationship, infidelity, love affair ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1880s, 1890s
Place: england, europe, russia, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   45%
 
 7.9
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Wagner
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music
Country: UK, Austria, Hungary
Duration: 469 min.
Story: A huge panorama of Wagner's life and work, from before the 1848 Revolution, through his exile in Switzerland, his rescue by the besotted King Ludwig II of Bavaria to the final triumph at Bayreuth.
Style: emotional, serious, epic, realistic, sentimental
Plot: musician's life, performer's life, music, prodigy, social differences, tragic love, celebrity culture, ambition, anti semitism, society, artists and showbiz, rise and fall ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: europe, germany, switzerland
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System:   45%
    User:   40%
 
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Shadowlands
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A play based on the friendship between CS Lewis and Joy Gresham.
Style: serious, talky, emotional, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: fall in love, writer's life, romance, opposites attract, human spirit, couple relations, love affair, cancer, christianity, death, faith, marriage ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   42%
 
Yves Saint Laurent
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A look at the life of French designer Yves Saint Laurent from the beginning of his career in 1958 when he met his lover and business partner, Pierre Berge.
Style: serious, stylized, melancholic, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: fashion, gay, drug abuse, life, depression, creativity, ambition, art, destiny, homosexuality, loneliness, french ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, tokyo, paris france, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   49%
 
Madame Bovary
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: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, dull life, village, romance, unfulfillment, couples, tragic hero, crumbling marriage, couple relations, love affair, village life, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   39%
 
Polanski Unauthorized
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 ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   49%
 
King of Salsa
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, rise and fall, couple relations, addiction, celebrity culture, drug abuse, showbiz, ambition ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   47%
 
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Whitney
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 ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   40%
 
Will There Really Be a Morning?
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: actor's life, mentally unstable, performer's life, writer's life, addiction, child illness, drug abuse, terminal illness, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, mental illness, mental patient ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   35%
 
 6.7
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El Greco
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
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System:   40%
    User:   37%
 
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