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Seraphine (2008)
 7.4
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Seraphine (2008)
Original name: Séraphine
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 wars grouped with other naïve painters like Henri Rouseau only to descend into madness and obscurity with the onset of Great Depression and World War II.
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, based on true events, surprise ending, serious, realistic, stylized, bilingual
Plot: art collector, painter, art, artist, painting, mental illness, lifestyle, anti conformity, art dealer, maid, fame, art critic, art exhibition, german, homosexual, nun, village, misfit, performer's life, french, dying, artists and showbiz, social differences, society, optimism ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 20s, 1930s, pre world war one
Place: france, europe

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Most similar movies to Seraphine

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about artists and showbiz, painter, artist, painting, performer's life, art and love and romance mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like Seraphine: Modigliani (2004), Vincent & Theo (1990), Camille Claudel 1915 (2013), The Wolf at the Door (1986), Klimt (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
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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, painter, life is a bitch, addiction, painting, couple relations, tragic hero, tragic love, romance, uninhibited rivalry, couples, artist ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Vincent & Theo (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Netherlands, UK, Germany, Italy, USA
Duration: 138 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: touching, psychological, scenic, based on true events, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, brother brother relationship, painter, mentally unstable, life is a bitch, prodigy, genius, drawing, art, famous painting, painting, poverty ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, holland, paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Camille Claudel 1915 (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Winter, 1915. Confined by her family to an asylum in the South of France - where she will never sculpt again - the chronicle of Camille Claudel's reclusive life, as she waits for a visit from her brother, Paul Claudel.
Style: sincere, realistic, based on true events, factual, serious ...
Plot: mental institution, separation from family, mental illness, unfulfillment, faith, paranoia, sculpture, estranged mother, nun, sculptor, elderly, wrongfully committed ...
Time: 20th century, year 1915, 1910s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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: sexual, sincere, realistic, touching, serious ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), artist, painter, unfulfillment, homecoming, prodigy, love affair, love and romance, performer's life, lifestyle, hopes, human spirit ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: france, paris france, europe, tahiti
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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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: thought provoking, stylized, based on true events, realistic, serious ...
Plot: painter, artist, obsession, prodigy, ambition, lifestyle, sexual relations, against the rules, society, painting, dying, dying man ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, year 1900, year 1918, turn of the century
Place: austria, paris france, europe, france, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 7.6
 17K
Maudie (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, Ireland
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maudie to be his housekeeper. Maudie, bright-eyed but hunched with crippled hands, yearns to be independent, to live away from her protective family ...
Style: touching, based on true events, sincere, emotional, disturbing
Plot: disability, happiness, painter, talent, painting, husband wife relationship, art, marriage, housekeeper, novel, romance, female director ...
Time: 20th century
Place: canada, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 27K
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: painter, artist, painting, alcohol abuse, art, bohemian life, rise and fall, supportive spouse, addiction, lifestyle, self destructing, ambition ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, 40s, 1950s ...
Place: new york, usa, long island, greenwich village manhattan new york city
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79%
 6.6
 5K
Renoir (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The Côte d’Azur. 1915. In his twilight years, Pierre-Auguste Renoir is tormented by the loss of his wife, the pains of arthritic old age and the terrible news that his son Jean has been wounded in action. But when a young girl miraculously enters ...
Style: sincere, touching, scenic, sentimental, based on true events ...
Plot: painter, model, famous painting, painting, self discovery, fall in love, love and romance, father son relationship, old age, redhead girl, inspiration, posing ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1915
Place: cote d'azur, france, europe, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 7.4
 83K
Frida (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, USA, UK
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: colourful, stylized, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Plot: painter, bohemian life, art, feminism, lifestyle, painting, couple relations, artist, bisexuality, jealousy, lesbian love, disability ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 1920s, 20s ...
Place: mexico, latin america, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Luxembourg, France, Belgium, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This film, adapted from a work of fiction by author Tracy Chevalier, tells a story about the events surrounding the creation of the painting "Girl With A Pearl Earring" by 17th century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer. A young peasant maid ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, contemplative, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: painting, master and servant, painter, maid, art, sexual tension, jealousy, fall in love, new job, artist, society, small town ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.9
 20K
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, captivating, realistic, factual ...
Plot: drug abuse, friendship, artist, art, rise and fall, society, rising to stardom, self destructing, overdose, ambition, human spirit, celebrity culture ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Cezanne and I (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: They loved each other with the ardor of thirteen-year-old boys. Rebellion and curiosity, hopes and doubts, girls and dreams of glory – they shared it all. Paul was rich, Emile poor. They went skinny-dipping, drank absinthe, starved, only to ...
Style: contemplative, captivating, factual, exciting, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, painting, painter, infidelity, art, nude painting, novelist, portrait, end of friendship, seaside, portrait painting, artist ...
Time: 1890s, 1870s, 19th century, 1860s, 1880s
Place: paris france, south of france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.2
 3K
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: serious, realistic, sincere, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: prostitute, family relations, couples, performer's life, obsession, mental illness, tragic love, siblings relations, down on your luck, collector, society, prodigy ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: paris france, france, europe, provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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: touching, realistic, sincere, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: love affair, lifestyle, writer's life, novelist, family problems, society, romance, couple relations, love triangle, sexual relations, artists and showbiz, male female relationship ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: italy, ireland, europe, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.1
 170K
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 ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: transsexual, lgbt, couple relations, art, gays and lesbians, gender identity, artist, painter, society, gender, love and romance, gay ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: denmark, paris france, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.8
 5K
Carrington (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The story of the relationship between painter Dora Carrington and author Lytton Strachey in a World War One England of cottages and countryside. Although platonic due to Strachey's homosexuality, the relationship was nevertheless a deep and ...
Style: sexy, sexual, emotional, touching, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: painter, soldier, conscientious objector, polyamory, romance, friendship, bittersweet, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, gender, couples, friends ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1910s, victorian era, 30s ...
Place: england, europe, london, venice, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Summer in February (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Newlyn School of artists flourished at the beginning of the 20th Century and the film focuses on the wild and bohemian Lamorna Group, which included Alfred Munnings and Laura and Harold Knight. The incendiary anti-Modernist Munnings, now ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: posing nude, love triangle, love affair, lifestyle, romance, love and romance, dishonesty, family relations, couples, infidelity, fall in love, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1900s, edwardian era, twentieth century
Place: cornwall, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.9
 70K
My Left Foot (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In this true story told through flashbacks, Christy Brown is born with crippling cerebral palsy into a poor, working-class Irish family. Able only to control movement in his left foot and to speak in guttural sounds, he is mistakenly believed to be ...
Style: sincere, captivating, uplifting, biting, thought provoking ...
Plot: handicapped, cerebral palsy, poet, disability, irish, human spirit, courage, working class, paralysis, artist, family relations, painting ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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A Sunday in the Country (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In France, before WWI. As every Sunday, an old painter living in the country is visited by his son Gonzague, coming with his wife and his three children. Then his daugther Irene arrives. She is always in a hurry, she lives alone and does not come so ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, poignant ...
Plot: countryside, family relations, aging, family gatherings, elderly man, painter, siblings relations, down on your luck, human nature, elderly, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1910s
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.0
 2K
Violette (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Born out of wedlock early in the last century, Violette Leduc meets Simone de Beauvoir in postwar Saint-Germain-des-Près. An intense lifelong relationship develops between the two women authors, based on Violette's quest for freedom through ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, sincere, psychological
Plot: lesbian relationship, friendship, writer's life, friends, gender, society, lesbian, couples, artists and showbiz, feminism, strong female presence, writers ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 50s, post world war two ...
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
At Eternity's Gate (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, Switzerland, UK, France, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Famed but tormented artist Vincent van Gogh spends his final years in Arles, France, painting masterworks of the natural world that surrounds him.
Style: melancholic, touching, psychological, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: loneliness, painter, brother brother relationship, insanity, art gallery, obsession, genius, priest, art dealer, hospital, nature, doctor ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Inspired by the picturesque paintings of Thomas Kinkade, The Christmas Cottage tells the semi-autobiographical tale of how a young boy is propelled to launch a career as an artist after he learns that his mother is in danger of losing the family ...
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, suspense, melancholic ...
Plot: christmas, prodigy, family relations, performer's life, college life, unfulfillment, tragic hero, youth, painter, painting, mentor, artist ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.0
 28K
Miss Potter (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story of Beatrix Potter, the author of the beloved and best-selling children's book, "The Tale of Peter Rabbit", and her struggle for love, happiness and success.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: rabbit, writer's life, family relations, first love, painting, snobbism, lifestyle, forbidden love, social differences, fall in love, success, unsupportive parent ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 19th century, 90s ...
Place: england, london, europe, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 21K
Factory Girl (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 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, contemplative, factual, romantic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: artist, addiction, singer, art, rise and fall, fashion, socialite, fame, photographer, actor's life, love, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1964, year 1971 ...
Place: new york, usa, paris france, london, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.8
 25K
Mr. Turner (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner lives his last 25 years with gusto and secretly becomes involved with a seaside landlady, while his faithful housekeeper bears an unrequited love for him.
Style: sincere, captivating, enigmatic, surreal, meditative ...
Plot: painter, estrangement, ambition, couple relations, elderly, society, love and romance, aging, painting, eccentricity, art, character study ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1840s, 1830s ...
Place: london, england, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in 1898, Cambridge, Massachusetts, depicts Annie Sullivan Macy supporting her student Helen Keller at Radcliffe College.
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: disability, dedicated educator, youth, mute or deaf, human spirit, against the odds, teachers and students, college, power relations, misfit, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Marie's Story (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Marie Heurtin is born both blind and deaf. Sister Marguerette wins her trust and teaches her how to express herself.
Style: serious, touching, uplifting, realistic, emotional
Plot: mute or deaf, disability, dedicated educator, teachers and students, illness, family relations, human spirit, hopes, parents and children, youth, struggle, nun ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 19th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.8
 130K
Awakenings (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Dr. Malcolm Sayer, a shy research physician, uses an experimental drug to "awaken" the catatonic victims of a rare disease. Leonard is the first patient to receive the controversial treatment. His awakening, filled with awe and enthusiasm, ...
Style: uplifting, motivational, touching, sincere, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, coma, hopes, doctors and patients, hospital, fighting illness, illness, patient, cure, experiment, doctor ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969, 1960s, 1930s
Place: usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story is a made-for-TV film starring Australian actress Poppy Montgomery. The film, which was shot in B.C. Canada locations altered to look like British locations, details the journey of struggling single mother ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: multiple sclerosis, writer's life, rising to stardom, family relations, artists and showbiz, ambition, rise to the top, single parent, ends with biographical notes, school, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 80s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.0
 437
Leonie (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, UK, Australia, Germany, Belgium, USA, Japan, Netherlands
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In the lush tradition of the glorious films of Merchant and Ivory, comes the true life story of Leonie Gilmour (Emily Mortimer), whose life crossed continents, wars and cultures, embodied with courage and passion in search of art and freedom. A ...
Style: uplifting, stylized, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, single parent, parents and children, culture clash, artists and showbiz, husband wife relationship, marriage, friendship, baby, art, single mother, little boy ...
Time: 20th century, victorian era, 1900s, 1910s, 1930s ...
Place: japan, asia, new york, maine, pasadena california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%