Movies like The Bronte Sisters

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The Bronte Sisters (1979)
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The Bronte Sisters (1979)
Original name: Les Sœurs Brontë
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In a small presbytery in Yorkshire, England, living under the watchful eyes of their aunt and father, a strict Anglican pastor, the Bronte sisters write their first works and quickly become literary sensations.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: fainting, winter, disease, fire, historical event, painting, tuberculosis, affair, writing, woman dressed as man, writer's life, village, family relations, parents and children, family life, artists and showbiz, dysfunctional family, unfulfilled love, siblings relations, down on your luck, literature, sibling relationship, dog, writers, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1850s, 1840s, 1830s, georgian era
Place: yorkshire, france, england, europe, brussels, brussels belgium

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, contemplative and gloomy films with plots about family relations, artists and showbiz, society, couples, siblings relations, love and romance and couple relations mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like The Bronte Sisters: Van Gogh (1991), Anton Chekhov 1890 (2015), The Story of Adele H (1975), Black Butterflies (2011), Miss Austen Regrets (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, atmospheric, contemplative, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, unfulfillment, love and romance, life is a bitch, social misfits, society, human nature, mentally unstable, tragic love, siblings relations, down on your luck, obsession ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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100%
Anton Chekhov 1890 (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France
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 ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, captivating, gloomy
Plot: writer's life, literature, tuberculosis, couple relations, life is a bitch, obsession, convict, infidelity, writers, family relations, siblings relations, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
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72%
The Story of Adele H (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Adèle Hugo, daughter of renowned French writer Victor Hugo, falls in love with British soldier Albert Pinson while living in exile off the coast of England. Though he spurns her affections, she follows him to Nova Scotia and takes on the alias of ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: lieutenant, romance, love, destructive relationship, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, love letter, downfall, officer, obsession, delusion, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: france, canada, europe, nova scotia, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Black Butterflies (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, Netherlands, South Africa
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Confronted by Apartheid and a father who was Minister of Censorship, Ingrid Jonker searched for a home, searched for love. With men like Jack Cope and André Brink she found much love, but no home. Later, in his first speech to the South African ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: apartheid, writer's life, fighting the system, downfall, lifestyle, estrangement, parents and children, family relations, society, bittersweet, artists and showbiz, female director ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Miss Austen Regrets (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An outwardly confident but unmarried woman on the verge of her fortieth birthday reflects on her past suitors and the choices she once made while attempting to help her marriage minded niece choose between a number of potential suitors in this tale ...
Style: stylized, realistic, captivating, melancholic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: introspection, jane austen, regret, love and romance, looking for love, society, maid, countryside, sister sister relationship, wooing, writers, wedding preparations and rituals ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, london, europe, britain
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43%
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My Ain Folk (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 55 min.
Story: When Jamie's maternal grandmother dies, he and his brother Tommy are separated - Tommy is taken off to a welfare home and Jamie goes to live with his other grandmother and uncle. His life is far from happy, filled with silence, rejection and ...
Style: gloomy, offbeat, touching, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: child neglect, autobiography, down on your luck, society, misfit, boarding school, youth, realism, teenage life, family life, life is a bitch, boarding school life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Balzac: A Passionate Life (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 180 min.
Story: He burned with ambition. He lusted for life. He lived for passion. This is the sprawling saga of Honoré de Balzac (Gérard Depardieu), a man who created a great literary oeuvre from the dramas and adventures of his own life - a life that he shaped ...
Style: contemplative, clever, serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: family relations, love affair, romance, love and romance, couple relations, writer's life, wartime life, fall in love, artists and showbiz, parents and children, social differences, lifestyle ...
Time: 19th century
Place: switzerland, france, europe, paris france, black sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Elegant Criminal (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: On 9 January 1836, Pierre Lacenaire goes to the guillotine, a murderer and a thief. He gives Allard, a police inspector, his life story, written while awaiting execution. He also asks Allard to care for Hermine, a lass to whom he has been guardian ...
Style: bleak, serious, captivating, thought provoking, stylized ...
Plot: murder, death row, rise and fall, society, legal, crime, crimes, confined, criminal heroes, deadly, gay interest, breaking the fourth wall ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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My Childhood (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
Story: The first part of Bill Douglas' influential trilogy harks back to his impoverished upbringing in early-'40s Scotland. Cinema was his only escape - he paid for it with the money he made from returning empty jam jars - and this escape is ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: autobiography, child neglect, family relations, kids in trouble, social misfits, siblings relations, down on your luck, life is a bitch, wartime life, friends, society, youth ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Vincent & Theo (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Netherlands, UK, Germany, Italy, USA
Duration: 140 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, painter, brother brother relationship, life is a bitch, mentally unstable, prodigy, genius, drawing, famous painting, art, art gallery, artist ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 80s
Place: holland, europe, paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
My Little Princess (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Young Violetta and her mother Hannah are a peculiar couple. Ten-year-old Violetta lives a quiet life with her grandmother, while her mother Hannah is an unpredictable photographer who lives off of the generosity of others. When Hannah forces her ...
Style: serious, based on true events, social, sad, realistic ...
Plot: eccentric family, innocence lost, parents and children, mother daughter relationship, family relations, bad mother, erotic photography, exploitation, lifestyle, art, female photographer, child pornography ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
At First Sight (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In 1942 in occupied France, a Jewish refugee marries a soldier to escape deportation to Germany. Meanwhile a wealthy art student loses her first husband to a stray Resistance bullet; at the Liberation she meets an actor, gets pregnant, and marries ...
Style: realistic, captivating, sincere, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: store, refugee, world war two, friendship, deportation, family relations, strong female presence, school, human nature, infidelity, love triangle, estrangement ...
Time: 50s, year 1942, 1950s
Place: paris france, france, europe, lyon, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Miss Potter (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA, Isle Of Man
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: writer's life, rabbit, family relations, first love, snobbism, lifestyle, forbidden love, success, social differences, fall in love, unsupportive parent, couple relations ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 19th century, 20th century, 90s ...
Place: england, london, europe, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Private Property (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Since Luc granted a divorce to Pascale ten years ago, he paid generous alimony and left a fine country house as long as their twin sons remain at home. Pascale always acted as if she was the provider and head of the household, even now the ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: single parent, couples, family life, impossible love, breakup, love triangle, starting over, family problems, parents and children, love and romance, siblings relations, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: realistic, sincere, based on true events, factual, serious ...
Plot: mental institution, separation from family, mental illness, unfulfillment, sculpture, paranoia, faith, nun, estranged mother, sculptor, elderly, art ...
Time: 20th century, year 1915, 1910s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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: touching, realistic, serious, factual, melancholic ...
Plot: prodigy, painter, life is a bitch, painting, tragic love, addiction, tragic hero, couple relations, romance, artists and showbiz, uninhibited rivalry, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 20s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, meditative, stylized ...
Plot: painter, estrangement, ambition, society, couple relations, love and romance, elderly, aging, painting, eccentricity, art, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1840s, victorian era, 1820s ...
Place: london, england, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Enid (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Edwardian child Enid Blyton begins to tell stories to her brothers as an escape from their parents' rows before the father deserts the family...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, rise to the top, relationship vs career, nanny, ambition, lifestyle, couple relations, writer's life, family problems, couples, bad mother, novelist ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1930s, 1950s, 1940s ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Hidden Love (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A psychiatrist tries to help a suicidal woman who despises her grown daughter.
Style: touching, psychological, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: psychiatrist, dysfunctional family, family problems, estrangement, parent child relationship, parents and children, clinic, doctors and patients, mental institution, power relations, family relations, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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29%
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Bright Star (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Australia, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In 1818, high-spirited young Fanny Brawne finds herself increasingly intrigued by the handsome but aloof poet John Keats, who lives next door to her family friends the Dilkes. After reading a book of his poetry, she finds herself even more drawn to ...
Style: touching, serious, psychological, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: poet, letter, tragic love, romance, couple relations, love affair, couples, poetry, male female relationship, friendship, writer's life, fighting illness ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1810s
Place: england, europe, london, rome italy, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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A Simple Heart (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Unable to forget her first love, Félicité, a simple and kind maid, devotes herself completely to her new master, Mathilde Aubain. As the passing of time doesn't heal her wounds, she gives love to all those who surround her: Mathilde's ...
Style: sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, social differences, hopes, friendship, family life, unfulfilled love, master and servant, friends, power relations, servant, introspection, society ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Olivier, Olivier (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on a true story. The story is set on the sweeping French countryside where Serge Duval (François Cluzet), a veterinarian, lives with his wife, Elisabeth (Brigitte Roüan) and their two young children. One day, their young son Olivier ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, sexy, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, incest, missing child, profanity, nudity (full frontal - brief), parents and children, siblings relations, life is a bitch, crimes, strong sexual content, family life, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: africa, france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.4
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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, stylized, contemplative, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: world war two, rise and fall, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, writer's life, ambition, female director, poetry, poet, harp, birth, baby ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Long Day Closes (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set in Kensington, a working-class district of Liverpool, England in mid-1950s, this is the story of eleven-year-old Bud, a sad and lonely boy. With cinema as his main source of solace, he haunts the local 'picture-house'. All the while, ...
Style: touching, serious, emotional, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, coming of age, school, movie theatre, against the odds, human nature, society, family life, solace, artists and showbiz, working class, self discovery ...
Time: 90s, 50s, 1950s
Place: england, europe, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 631
The Manns (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Duration: 312 min.
Story: Chronicle about Germany's most extraodinary literary family.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, family saga, saga ...
Plot: exile, world war two, political unrest, state affairs, parents and children, incest, family life, artists and showbiz, writer's life, siblings relations, family relations, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 50s, 1940s ...
Place: germany, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Children of the Century (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: True tale of the tumultuous love affair between two French literary icons of the 19th Century, novelist George Sand and poet Alfred de Musset. But their affair falls apart during an excursion to Venice, Italy where Musset is distracted by drugs and ...
Style: sexual, sexy, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, feminism, destructive relationship, unfulfillment, writer's life, love and romance, love affair, artists and showbiz, romance, tragic love, lifestyle, gender ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1820s
Place: italy, venice, paris france, france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Camille Claudel (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 158 min.
Story: The life of Camille Claudel, a french scupltor who becomes the apprentice of Auguste Rodin and later his lover. Her passion for her art and Rodin drive her further away from reason and rationality.
Style: emotional, disturbing, captivating, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: obsession, mental illness, sculptor, fall in love, love and romance, love affair, couples, actor's life, couple relations, destructive relationship, romance, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Quills (2000)
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: erotic, realistic, serious, sexual, witty ...
Plot: sexuality, writer's life, priest, murder, rape, emperor, hypocrisy, french revolution, french, sadism, mental institution, perversion ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: based on true events, sentimental, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: multiple sclerosis, writer's life, rising to stardom, ambition, family relations, artists and showbiz, rise to the top, single parent, ends with biographical notes, school, abusive relationship, single mother ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, 80s, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
A Time to Live, a Time to Die (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The semi-autobiographical film on director Hou Hsiao-Hsien's childhood and adolescence, when he was growing up in Taiwan, living through the deaths of his father, mother and grandmother.
Style: realistic, contemplative, thought provoking, touching, serious
Plot: coming of age, family relations, rebelliousness, human nature, teenage life, family life, prodigy, society, single parent, gang, parents and children, family in crisis ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1960s, 1950s, 1940s ...
Place: taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%