Movies like Pollock

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Pollock (2000)
 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 fittingly been called "an artist dedicated to concealment, a celebrity who nobody knew." As he struggled with self-doubt, engaging in a lonely tug-of-war between needing to express himself and wanting to shut the world out, Pollock began a downward spiral.
Style: based on true events, emotional, inspirational, intellectual, atmospheric, tense, sincere, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: artist, painting, painter, art, rise and fall, supportive spouse, addiction, self destructing, lifestyle, alcohol abuse, ambition, bohemian life, success, art exhibition, infidelity, husband wife relationship, genius, talent, couple relations, jazz, life is a bitch, love and romance, artists and showbiz, family problems, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 50s, 40s, 1950s, year 1941, year 1945 ...
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, long island

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and stylized films with plots about artists and showbiz, couples, couple relations, mentor, storytelling, unfulfillment and lifestyle mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like Pollock: Basquiat (1996), Bird (1988), Lenny (1974), Modigliani (2004), Surviving Picasso (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.9
 18K
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, basketball, rising to stardom, self destructing, rise and fall, society, overdose, human spirit, celebrity culture, self discovery, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.2
 11K
Bird (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Saxophone player Charlie Parker comes to New York in 1940. He is quickly noticed for his remarkable way of playing. He becomes a drug addict but his loving wife Chan tries to help him.
Style: atmospheric, factual, based on true events, stylized, psychological ...
Plot: jazz, heroin, music, drug abuse, addiction, downfall, lifestyle, musician's life, self destructing, ambition, showbiz, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s, 40s, 1940s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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 ⇓
79%
 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 ⇓
73%
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 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 ⇓
60%
 7.4
 75K
Frida (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada, Mexico
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: sincere, colourful, emotional, touching, psychological ...
Plot: disability, couple relations, art, feminism, bohemian life, loneliness, painter, artist, lifestyle, lesbian love, love of one's life, life ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 30s ...
Place: mexico, latin america, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, mexico city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the mid-80s, three women (each with an attorney) arrive at the office of New York entertainment manager, Morris Levy. One is an L.A. singer, formerly of the Platters; one is a petty thief from Philly; one teaches school in a small Georgia town. ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: showbiz, music, rise and fall, rising to stardom, addiction, human nature, teenage life, couple relations, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, musician's life, music band ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 80s, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: At Princeton University, John Nash struggles to make a worthwhile contribution to serve as his legacy to the world of mathematics. He finally makes a revolutionary breakthrough that will eventually earn him the Nobel Prize. After graduate school he ...
Style: captivating, psychological, cerebral, touching, intellectual ...
Plot: mathematics, paranoia, mental illness, prodigy, schizophrenia, genius, insanity, imagination, obsession, inventions and discoveries, mentally unstable, hallucinations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 70s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, campus, boston, massachusetts, stockholm sweden ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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 ⇓
47%
 7.1
 4K
Sweet Dreams (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Lange stunningly portrays Patsy Cline, the velvet-voiced country singer who died in a tragic plane crash.
Style: realistic, factual, atmospheric, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: ambition, fame, country music, rising to stardom, musician's life, historical figure, desire for fame, love and romance, couples, family problems, crumbling marriage, celebrity culture ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, year 1959, 1960s ...
Place: west virginia, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.4
 6K
Seraphine (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The tragic story of French naïve painter Séraphine Louis aka Séraphine de Senlis (1864-1942), a humble servant who becomes a gifted self-taught painter. Discovered by prominent critic and collector William Uhde, she came to prominence between the ...
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, based on true events, surprise ending ...
Plot: art collector, painting, artist, lifestyle, anti conformity, mental illness, art, painter, art dealer, art exhibition, art critic, paint ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.2
 2K
Infinity (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Story of the early life of genius and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman.
Style: sincere, serious, touching, realistic, enigmatic ...
Plot: terminal illness, couples, romance, couple relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, hopes, unfulfillment, young lovers, introspection, love of one's life, mathematics ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 40s, 30s, 1930s ...
Place: new mexico, new york, usa, new orleans, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.7
 568
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 ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: love affair, love and romance, crumbling marriage, celebrity culture, unfulfillment, obsessive quest, destiny, tragic hero, prodigy, survival, couples, ambition ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1890s
Place: europe, france, tahiti, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.6
 13K
Auto Focus (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A successful TV star during the 1960s, former "Hogan's Heroes" actor Bob Crane projects a wholesome family-man image, but this front masks his persona as a sex addict who records and photographs his many encounters with women, often ...
Style: serious, captivating, factual, intense, talky ...
Plot: infidelity, sex addict, friendship, filmmaking, hollywood, tv show, tv star, rise and fall, adultery, addiction, showbiz, couple relations ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1964 ...
Place: usa, los angeles, california, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.4
 20K
Factory Girl (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 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: serious, factual, melancholic, sentimental, witty ...
Plot: artist, addiction, singer, rise and fall, fashion, socialite, actor's life, fame, photographer, love, art, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1964, year 1970 ...
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.7
 5K
Star 80 (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Paul Snider is a narcissistic, small time hustler who fancies himself a ladies man. His life changes when he meets Dorothy Stratten working behind the counter of a Dairy Queen.
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rise and fall, fame, obsession, murder, couple relations, crimes of passion, deadly, showbiz, family problems, couples, crumbling marriage, fall in love ...
Time: 80s
Place: vancouver, vancouver british columbia canada, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, stylized ...
Plot: photographer, freak, couples, life turned upside down, friends, self discovery, couple relations, fall in love, love and romance, lifestyle, infidelity, dwarf ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.9
 3K
Rated X (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Jim and Artie Mitchell, two brothers who entered the porn industry in the early 60's. After creating such legendary porn films as "Behind the Green Door" and "Inside Marily Chambers", they later ...
Style: rough, serious, tense, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: murder, drug abuse, addiction, couple relations, artists and showbiz, crimes, couples, showbiz, rise and fall, filmmaking, ambition, unfulfillment ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
 1K
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: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, celebrity culture, down on your luck, couple relations, ambition, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, writer's life, rise and fall, society, human nature ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, puerto rico, lower east side manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.1
 149K
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 ...
Plot: transsexual, lgbt, couple relations, art, gays and lesbians, painter, artist, love and romance, society, gender, life is a bitch, painting ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Winter Passing (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Actress Reese Holden has been offered a small fortune by a book editor if she can secure for publication the love letters that her father, a reclusive novelist, wrote to her mother, who has since passed away. Returning to Michigan, Reese finds that ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, heartbreaking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: homecoming, dysfunctional family, artists and showbiz, couple relations, unlikely couple, love and romance, lifestyle, family problems, family relations, addiction, life is a bitch, writer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, michigan, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: The film follows one day in the lives of the Tyrone family, each member is troubled and has been damaged by alcohol and/or drugs. In addition, they have issues with each other that lead to fights and an inability to reconcile completely with one ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, talky, depressing ...
Plot: addiction, dysfunctional family, actor, redemption, family relations, family life, actor's life, human nature, lifestyle, one day, drug abuse, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: connecticut, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 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 ⇓
35%
Vincent & Theo (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Netherlands, UK, Germany, Italy, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The tragic story of Vincent van Gogh broadened by focusing as well on his brother Theodore, who helped support Vincent. Based on the letters written between the two.
Style: psychological, touching, based on true events, scenic, gloomy ...
Plot: obsession, painter, brother brother relationship, mentally unstable, prodigy, life is a bitch, genius, art, famous painting, drawing, insanity, poverty ...
Time: 19th century, 80s, 20th century
Place: holland, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.3
 10K
Sylvia (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Story of the relationship between the poets Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath.
Style: emotional, realistic, gloomy, serious, psychological ...
Plot: infidelity, drinking, writing, love, poet, snow, beach, boat, college, couple relations, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, campus, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.3
 5K
James Dean (2001)
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: realistic, sentimental, serious, clever
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, actor, teenage life, addiction, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, life is a bitch, desire for fame, unfulfillment, lifestyle ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: usa, indiana, santa monica california, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Cadillac Records (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story of sex, violence, race and rock and roll in 1950s Chicago, and the exciting but turbulent lives of some of America's musical legends, including Muddy Waters, Leonard Chess, Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf, Etta James and Chuck Berry.
Style: sincere, realistic, sentimental, serious, captivating ...
Plot: musician's life, singer, musician, music, success, showbiz, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, performer's life, lifestyle, fame, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 40s, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A glimpse at the life of French singer Serge Gainsbourg, from growing up in 1940s Nazi-occupied Paris through his successful song-writing years in the 1960s to his death in 1991 at the age of 62.
Style: atmospheric, sincere, captivating, touching, realistic ...
Plot: seduction, jazz, jewish, painting, beach, composer, alcohol abuse, pop star, songwriter, singer, song, music ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 70s, 60s, 40s ...
Place: france, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.2
 293K
Raging Bull (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: When Jake LaMotta steps into a boxing ring and obliterates his opponent, he's a prizefighter. But when he treats his family and friends the same way, he's a ticking time bomb, ready to go off at any moment. Though LaMotta wants his ...
Style: intense, stylized, atmospheric, bloody, harsh ...
Plot: rise and fall, paranoia, domestic violence, redemption, boxer, career, self destructing, sport, character study, boxing, jealousy, backstage ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 40s, 50s, year 1941 ...
Place: bronx new york city, usa, chicago illinois, new york, cleveland ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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