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

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and gloomy films with plots about unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, love and romance, couples, ambition and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Biography and Music genres. Some movies like Paradise Found: Modigliani (2004), The Wolf at the Door (1986), Pandemonium (2000), Polanski Unauthorized (2009), King of Salsa (2006). 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: touching, realistic, serious, factual, melancholic ...
Plot: prodigy, life is a bitch, painter, tragic love, addiction, couple relations, tragic hero, 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: sincere, sexual, realistic, touching, serious ...
Plot: society, lifestyle, prodigy, homecoming, artists and showbiz, love affair, love and romance, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, human spirit, hopes, painter ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: france, europe, paris france, tahiti
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: friendship, drug abuse, betrayal, politics, addiction, prodigy, tragic love, lifestyle, rise and fall, writer's life, tragic hero, life is a bitch ...
Time: 18th century, 1800s, 1790s
Place: england, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: ambition, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, celebrity culture, prodigy, filmmaking, lifestyle
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, disturbing, sentimental
Plot: music, artists and showbiz, musician's life, showbiz, ambition, romance, lifestyle, dancing, drug abuse, rise and fall, life is a bitch, friends ...
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: usa, new york, puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: realistic, serious
Plot: wealth, love and romance, celebrity culture, addiction, couples, family life, downfall, family problems, unfulfillment, couple relations, crumbling marriage, rise to the top ...
Place: denmark, morocco, europe, england, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, captivating, melancholic, touching
Plot: couple relations, love and romance, fall in love, obsession, couples, family problems, college graduate, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, hopes, college, dysfunctional family ...
Time: future, 30s, 1930s
Place: europe, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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: clever, emotional, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: mental illness, family problems, couples, terminal illness, addiction, ambition, split personality, midlife crisis, power relations, prodigy, filmmaking, hollywood ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 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: stylized, thought provoking, based on true events, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: painter, artist, prodigy, obsession, ambition, lifestyle, sexual relations, society, against the rules, painting, dying man, dying ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, year 1918, turn of the century
Place: austria, france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.6
 863
Hendrix (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Biography of rock star Jimi Hendrix chronicles his early career, including a stint with Little Richard who fired him for getting too flamboyant, to his tragic failure.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: musician's life, ambition, prodigy, rising to stardom, tragic hero, music band, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, drug abuse, hotshot hero, overdose ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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, serious, gloomy, atmospheric, captivating
Plot: society, tragic love, lifestyle, ambition, family life, couples, family relations, social relations, isolation, prodigy, couple relations, celebrity culture ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: filmmaking, alcohol, addiction, friendship, hotel, infidelity, drug abuse, couples, family problems, downfall, showbiz, couple relations ...
Time: 1920s, 30s, 50s, 40s, 20s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ 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: realistic, atmospheric, sincere, serious, psychological ...
Plot: prostitute, family relations, life is a bitch, celebrity culture, social misfits, artists and showbiz, down on your luck, siblings relations, love and romance, unfulfillment, lifestyle, human nature ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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: serious, realistic, based on true events, touching, inspirational ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: fashion, tragic love, relationship vs career, designer, rise to the top, lifestyle, feminism, ambition, follow your dream, fashion designer, orphan, eccentricity ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 1900s, 1890s, turn of the century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Bride of the Wind (2001)
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: realistic, serious, captivating, atmospheric
Plot: infidelity, prodigy, lifestyle, ambition, fall in love, love affair, opposites attract, couples, romance, remarry, family relations, obsession ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 20th century, turn of the century, 1890s
Place: austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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, self destructing, lifestyle, ambition, alcohol abuse, bohemian life ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.2
 831
Wild Blood (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The story of two renowned actors of Fascist cinema, Luisa Ferida and Osvaldo Valenti, who were supporters of the Salò Republic. Accused of collaboration and torture, they were shot by the Partisans after the country was liberated.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: fascism, career change, wartime life, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, actor's life, tragic love, dishonesty, downfall, ambition, on the run, rising to stardom ...
Time: 20th century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, lifestyle, showbiz, addiction, ambition, stand-up comedian, rising to stardom ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, musician's life, rising to stardom, drug abuse, ambition, rise and fall, music band, nightlife, celebrity culture, music, life is a bitch, punk rock ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ 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: disturbing, realistic, gloomy, touching, psychological ...
Plot: actor's life, showbiz, photo shoot, party, sex, playboy, desire for fame, life is a bitch, rising to stardom, love and romance, infidelity, filmmaking ...
Time: 60s, 40s, 50s, 1960s, 1940s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Diary of a Sex Addict (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A restaurant owner leads a double life.
Style: erotic, serious, talky, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: sex addict, rough sex, interracial sex, sexual humiliation, addiction, therapy, infidelity, sexual relations, couple relations, family problems, dishonesty, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Nightwatching (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: UK, Poland, Canada, Netherlands
Duration: 134 min.
Story: An extravagant, exotic and moving look at Rembrandt's romantic and professional life, and the controversy he created by the identification of a murderer in the painting The Night Watch.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, captivating, enigmatic
Plot: painter, mystery, artists and showbiz, uncover truth, investigation, crimes, love affair, lifestyle, ambition, art, obsession, prodigy ...
Time: 17th century
Place: europe, amsterdam, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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: realistic, touching, sincere, sentimental, sexual ...
Plot: love affair, writer's life, lifestyle, family problems, society, love triangle, couple relations, romance, sexual relations, male female relationship, infidelity, writing ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: italy, ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 5.6
 1K
Beat (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of writer William Seward Burroughs and his wife.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, lifestyle, writer's life, celebrity culture, drug abuse, addiction, adultery, murder, rebellion, rebel, love and romance ...
Time: 40s, 50s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: new york, mexico, usa, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: realistic, gloomy, serious, emotional, captivating
Plot: mental illness, lifestyle, politics, prodigy, drug abuse, addiction, terminal illness, misfit, showbiz, actor's life, alcohol abuse, media ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: psychological, serious, realistic, melancholic, exciting ...
Plot: addiction, politics, rising to stardom, prodigy, music band, revolution, love and romance, destructive relationship, musician's life, teenage life, rise and fall, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968, 1960s
Place: germany, europe, hamburg germany, bavaria, west germany
⇓ 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, serious, realistic, emotional, intense ...
Plot: womanizer, love triangle, painter, infidelity, older man younger woman relationship, mistress, physical abuse, couple relations, artist, love affair, love and romance, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 40s, 60s, 20th century, 50s, 1940s ...
Place: poland, france, europe, paris france, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.6
 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: stylized, emotional, epic, serious, realistic ...
Plot: tragic love, lifestyle, society, ambition, politics, greek, self destructing, lovers apart, destructive relationship, artists and showbiz, fall in love, bohemian life ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, renaissance
Place: spain, italy, greece, venice, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere
Plot: gambling, poker, contests and competitions, sport, rise and fall, ambition, rivalry, addiction, human spirit, hopes, tragic hero, life is a bitch ...
⇓ 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: misfit, lifestyle, car chase, unfulfillment, rise to the top, rich and poor, artists and showbiz, adventure, celebrity culture, power relations, adventurer, obsession ...
Time: 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%