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The Color of Pomegranates (1969)
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The Color of Pomegranates (1969)
Original name: Նռան գույնը
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The life of revered the 18th-century Armenian poet and musician Sayat-Nova (Vilen Galstyan). Portraying events in the life of the artist from childhood up to his death, the movie addresses in particular his relationships with women, including his muse (Sofiko Chiaureli). The production tells Sayat-Nova's dramatic story by using both his poems and largely still camerawork, creating an impressionistic work.
Style: atmospheric, sexual, thought provoking, sexy, serious, captivating, realistic, surreal, contemplative, stylized ...
Plot: poet, treasure, writer's life, clergy, performer's life, life is a bitch, love and romance, artists and showbiz, society, couples, lifestyle, state affairs, unfulfillment, love, mysticism, religion, queen, death, invasion, christianity, monk, church, book, monastery, bible ...
Time: 18th century
Place: russia, caucasus, georgia (former ussr), armenia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and atmospheric films with plots about artists and showbiz, society, couples, ambition, life is a bitch, lifestyle and unfulfillment mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like The Color of Pomegranates: The King Is Dancing (2000), Restless City (2011), Andrei Rublev (1966), Young Catherine (1991), The Outlaw (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The King Is Dancing (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Music
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Louis XIV, the French sun-king has two passions, establishing absolute rule over the realm -after decades of religious/civil wars- by divine right and artistic brilliancy as a dancer
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: king of france, ballet, intrigue, love triangle, tragic love, infidelity, rise and fall, love and romance, artists and showbiz, prodigy, dishonesty, performer's life ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, europe, versailles
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Restless City (2011)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Tells the story of an African immigrant surviving on the fringes of New York City where music is his passion, life is a hustle and falling in love is his greatest risk.
Style: atmospheric, contemplative, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: immigrants, city life, society, music, social misfits, fall in love, love, hustler, couples, rivalry, misfit, prostitute ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, harlem, west africa ...
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Andrei Rublev (1966)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 165 min.
Story: An expansive Russian drama, this film focuses on the life of revered religious icon painter Andrei Rublev. Drifting from place to place in a tumultuous era, the peace-seeking monk eventually gains a reputation for his art. But after Rublev witnesses ...
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, epic, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: monk, christianity, artist, monastery, human spirit, social misfits, painting, prince, hopes, invasion, greek, crucifix ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages, 1400s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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Young Catherine (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, Canada, Soviet Union, Germany, Italy
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A German princess is chosen to marry the heir to the Russian Throne, but faces plots and intrigues against her.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, stylized
Plot: royal court, love and romance, empress, couple relations, palaces castles and temples, russian history, royal family, political intrigue, ambition, rivalry, dishonesty, intrigue ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1700s
Place: russia
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The Outlaw (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Spain, Brazil, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A chronicle of the life of Spanish playwright and poet Lope de Vega, who dominated Spain’s early Golden Age of Theatre in the 16th Century. Lope returns home from war and enters the theatre world when a producer’s beautiful daughter takes a ...
Style: serious, captivating, clever, realistic, stylized
Plot: love and romance, love triangle, lifestyle, love affair, writer's life, artists and showbiz, womanizer, employer employee relationship, playwright, sex scene, scandal, couples ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: spain, europe, portugal
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Ashik Kerib (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Wandering minstrel Ashik Kerib falls in love with a rich merchant's daughter, but is spurned by her father and forced to roam the world for a thousand and one nights - but not before he's got the daughter to promise not to marry till his ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: romance, love and romance, obsessive quest, adventure, couples, family relations, on the road, homecoming, true love, countryside, love, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: caucasus, georgia (former ussr), azerbaijan
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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, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: prodigy, ambition, lifestyle, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, celebrity culture, unfulfillment
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: europe, usa
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The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach (1968)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music
Country: West Germany, Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Using letters Anna Magdalena Bach wrote to her husband, seminal composer Johann Sebastian, filmmakers Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet created one of the most precise, rewarding biopics ever put to screen. CHRONICLE OF ANNA MAGDALENA ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prodigy, ambition, hopes, crumbling marriage, music, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, couples, introspection, couple relations, musician's life, female director ...
Time: 18th century
Place: germany, europe
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Rasputin (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Into an era seething with war and revolution, a man comes with an incredible power to heal a nation...or destroy it. Based on the true story of one of the most powerful and mysterious figures in Russian history.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: murder, ambition, clergy, state affairs, unfulfillment, society, rise and fall, rebelliousness, royal family, politics, revolution, visionary ...
Time: year 1916, edwardian era
Place: russia
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Raspoutine (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A group of Russian noblemen want to maintain the monarchy and plan to kill Rasputin.
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, atmospheric, non-linear
Plot: rise to the top, empress, ambition, rise and fall, russian history, society, political intrigue, royal court, state affairs, clergy, battles, battle ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1900s
Place: russia, europe, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg
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36%
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Peter and Paul (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 198 min.
Story: Peter and Paul assume leadership of the Church as they struggle against violent opposition to the teachings of Christ and their own personal conflicts.
Style: biblical, captivating, atmospheric, epic, contemplative ...
Plot: heroes, life is a bitch, state affairs, leadership, dishonesty, clergy, anti heroes, hopes, ambition, obsessive quest, anti hero, injustice ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, rome italy, israel
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I, Don Giovanni (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, Music
Country: Italy, Spain, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A drama based on the life of 18th century Italian lyricist Lorenzo da Ponte, who collaborated with Mozart on his "Don Giovanni" opera.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, stylized
Plot: mozart, casanova, opera, love affair, lifestyle, writer's life, musician's life, love and romance, rivalry, womanizer, stage performance, religions or cults ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s
Place: venice, europe, austria, italy, vienna
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35%
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Blue (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Japan
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Against a plain, unchanging blue screen, a densely interwoven soundtrack of voices, sound effects and music attempt to convey a portrait of Derek Jarman's experiences with AIDS, both literally and allegorically, together with an exploration of ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, factual, thought provoking ...
Plot: aids, terminal illness, death, autobiography, church, infidelity, gender, private detective, storytelling, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, asia
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Cornelis (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Sweden
Duration: 101 min.
Story: ”Cornelis” is the unique chronicle about one of Sweden’s greatest music legends - Cornelis Vreeswijk. An honest and gripping account of an exceptionally talented, but self-destructive artist’s intense life both on and behind the stage. A man ...
Style: contemplative, captivating, atmospheric, factual, psychological ...
Plot: musician's life, looking for love, artists and showbiz, ambition, music, society, couple relations, private vs public, couples, rivalry, refugee, radical ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 1960s, 70s ...
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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Goya's Ghosts (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 113 min.
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Style: thought provoking, realistic, captivating, factual, intense ...
Plot: prostitute, heresy, spanish inquisition, lifestyle, life is a bitch, french, rape, prison, period piece, arrest, society, hunting ...
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Rasputin (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 151 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Plot: assassination, clergy, intrigue, royal family, russian history, psychopath, politics, ambition, tragic hero, revolution, royal court, murder ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917, year 1916
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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Tsar (2009)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In 16th-century Russia in the grip of chaos, Ivan the Terrible strongly believes he is vested with a holy mission. Believing he can understand and interpret the signs, he sees the Last Judgment approaching. He establishes absolute power, cruelly ...
Style: atmospheric, epic, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: leadership, clergy, russian history, political unrest, head of state, dishonesty, ambition, corrupted ruler, royal court, rebelliousness, political corruption, society ...
Time: 16th century
Place: russia
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Doll (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 131 min.
Story: The rise and fall of the most distinguished Polish-Gypsy poetess Bronislawa Wajs, widely known as Papusza, and her relationship with her discoverer, writer Jerzy Ficowski.
Style: non-linear, realistic, serious, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: world war two, gypsy, rise and fall, ambition, writer's life, unfulfillment, gypsy camp, artists and showbiz, poetry, poet, female director, baby ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: poland
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Soviet Union, USA
Duration: 137 min.
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Style: realistic, disturbing, thought provoking, serious, bleak ...
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Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
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Style: sincere, captivating, enigmatic, surreal, meditative ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 97 min.
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The Man Who Saw Tomorrow (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating ...
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Duration: 96 min.
Story: Summer 1890. In order to make some money to feed his family, Anton Chekhov, modest physician, wrote short stories for newspapers to sign Antosha Tchékhonté. Important characters, writer and editor, just make him aware of his talent. His situation ...
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Leopardi (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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Style: romanticism, realistic, serious, psychological, captivating
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Style: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating, stylized ...
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Duration: 180 min.
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Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, psychological, sexy ...
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Sister Smile (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A biography of the Belgian nun Jeannine Deckers, who became a popular singer in the early 1960s and struggled with the contradiction between the church and her true self.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: convent, musician's life, follow your dream, ambition, showbiz, against the rules, lifestyle, life is a bitch, rising to stardom, rise and fall, society, rebelliousness ...
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The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 260 min.
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Style: biblical, epic, captivating, serious, atmospheric ...
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Pandemonium (2000)
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Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
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Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating
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The Mirror (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A dying man in his forties remembers his past. His childhood, his mother, the war, personal moments and things that tell of the recent history of all the Russian nation.
Style: atmospheric, thought provoking, psychological, enigmatic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, nature, countryside, poetry, memory, human nature, family life, stream of consciousness, existentialism, childhood, haunted by the past, family relations ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 60s, 20th century, 1940s ...
Place: russia, europe, ussr, soviet union, moscow russia ...
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