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The Bronte Sisters (1979)
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The Bronte Sisters (1979)
Original name: Les Sœurs Brontë
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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, writer's life, woman dressed as man, 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, painter, writers ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1850s, 1840s, 1830s, georgian era
Place: yorkshire, france, england, europe, brussels, united kingdom, brussels belgium

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and contemplative films with plots about family relations, artists and showbiz, love and romance, society, female nudity, parents and children and nudity (full frontal - brief) mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like The Bronte Sisters: Anton Chekhov 1890 (2015), Van Gogh (1991), The Story of Adele H (1975), Mr. Turner (2014), Camille Claudel (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, captivating, psychological, gloomy
Plot: literature, writer's life, tuberculosis, couple relations, obsession, life is a bitch, infidelity, convict, family relations, writers, siblings relations, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
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95%
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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: contemplative, serious, realistic, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: prostitute, mental illness, tragic love, siblings relations, down on your luck, human nature, celebrity culture, collector, family relations, obsession, society, prodigy ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: france, europe, paris france, provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: realistic, sentimental, serious, disturbing, contemplative ...
Plot: lieutenant, romance, love, unfulfilled love, destructive relationship, unfulfillment, love letter, downfall, obsession, father daughter relationship, father daughter estrangement, soldier ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: france, canada, europe, nova scotia, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 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, love and romance, society, aging, painting, eccentricity, art, character study ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1820s, 1840s ...
Place: london, england, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Home from Home: Chronicle of a Vision (2013)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 231 min.
Story: Follow-up to the TV trilogy "Heimat", this time for cinemas, set again in the fictional village Schabbach in the Hunsrück region of Rhineland-Palatinate.
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, epic, stylized ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, society, coming of age, diary, village life, village, emigration, teenage life, social relations, mountain, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: germany, brazil, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, serious, captivating, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: obsession, mental illness, sculptor, fall in love, love affair, couples, actor's life, love and romance, romance, destructive relationship, couple relations, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Invisible Woman (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1857, at the height of his fame and fortune, novelist and social critic Charles Dickens meets and falls in love with teenage stage actress Nelly Ternan. As she becomes the focus of his heart and mind, as well as his muse, painful secrecy is the ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: writer's life, love affair, forbidden love, older man younger woman relationship, introspection, infidelity, couple relations, couples, romance, charles dickens, celebrity, secret ...
Time: victorian era, victorian, 19th century, 1850s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Miss Austen Regrets (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
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, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: jane austen, introspection, looking for love, love and romance, regret, maid, society, countryside, sister sister relationship, wooing, writers, wedding ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, london, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Painted Fire (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The struggles of an artist. Jang Seung-up (1843-1897), also called Owon, focusing on the years 1882 to 1897, when Korea was in political upheaval, caught between China and Japan, the conservative dynasty dying, and peasant revolt at hand. Jang, born ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sentimental, melancholic
Plot: politics, power relations, human spirit, actor's life, ambition, rise to the top, hopes, alcohol abuse, social differences, rich and poor, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, turn of the century ...
Place: korea, japan, asia, china, south korea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.6
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Ludwig (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, West Germany, Monaco
Duration: 238 min.
Story: A history of Ludwig, king of Bavaria, from his crowning in 1864 until his death in 1886.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: royal family, empress, politics, betrayal, state affairs, tragic hero, downfall, palaces castles and temples, love affair, family life, friendship, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1880s, 1870s
Place: europe, austria, bavaria, munich germany, southern germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.7
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Leopardi (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A luminously beautiful biopic of the celebrated eighteenth-century Italian poet, essayist and philosopher Giacomo Leopardi, who created immortal verse whilst struggling with a debilitating illness.
Style: romanticism, realistic, serious, psychological, captivating
Plot: poet, enlightenment, poetry, writer's life, prodigy, society, family problems, unrequited love, father son relationship, studying, illness, isolation ...
Time: 19th century
Place: italy, europe, southern italy, florence, florence italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, serious, realistic, stylized, clever
Plot: family relations, vengeance, innocence lost, love affair, master and servant, romance, betrayal, society, love and romance, dishonesty, lifestyle, writer's life ...
Time: 19th century
Place: switzerland, france, europe, paris france, black sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Louis Cyr : The Strongest Man in the World (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Biopic of Louis Cyr, strongest man in the world at the end of the 19th Century.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, touching
Plot: performer's life, rise to the top, ambition, strong man, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, humble, strongman, human
Time: 19th century
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Lula, the Son of Brazil (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Brazil, Argentina
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The true story of a working class boy who moves to the nation's financial capital at a young age and becomes one the most influential politician in Brazil's history.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, sincere, touching
Plot: working class, ambition, social differences, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, hopes, family problems, family in crisis, family relations, rise to the top, single parent, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: apartheid, fighting the system, writer's life, parents and children, family relations, estrangement, lifestyle, downfall, society, bittersweet, artists and showbiz, female director ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: south africa, africa, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.4
 16K
Queen Margot (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 159 min.
Story: The night of August 24, 1572, is known as the Massacre of St. Bartholomew. In France a religious war is raging. In order to impose peace a forced wedding is arranged between Margot de Valois, sister of the immature Catholic King Charles IX, and the ...
Style: epic, bleak, atmospheric, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: french history, politics, forbidden love, nudity (full frontal - brief), royal family, incest, political intrigue, royalty, massacre, intrigue, romance, murder ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, renaissance
Place: france, paris france, europe, spain, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.6
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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, based on true events, sentimental ...
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 ⇓
31%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Dumas (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Alexandre Dumas, at the height of his career, takes Auguste Maquet, his chief literary collaborator or 'ghost writer' ten years his junior, to meet a young unknown admirer, Charlotte Desrives. The two men are at the summit of their ...
Style: captivating, atmospheric, factual, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: mistaken identity, love affair, intrigue, writer's life, buddies, rivalry, disorder, collaboration, lie, writers, love and romance, hidden identity ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: france, europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.5
 806
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: bleak, sincere, gloomy, offbeat, touching ...
Plot: autobiography, child neglect, down on your luck, mental illness, parents and children, boarding school life, social misfits, youth, life is a bitch, misfit, teenage life, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 186 min.
Story: The life inside a farm in Italy at the beginning of the century. Many poor country families live there, and the owner pays them by their productivity. One of the families has a very clever child. They decide to send him to school instead of make him ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, touching, serious, contemplative
Plot: school, countryside, village, farm, peasant, clergy, life is a bitch, family life, parents and children, family problems, family relations, master and servant ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, 90s, turn of the century ...
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, brother brother relationship, painter, mentally unstable, life is a bitch, prodigy, genius, famous painting, drawing, art, letter, poverty ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, holland, london, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.4
 321
Saving Lincoln (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The almost entirely true story of Abraham Lincoln and his self-appointed bodyguard, U.S. Marshal Ward Hill Lamon - a banjo-playing Southerner who foiled repeated attempts on the President's life, and kept him functioning during the darkest ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, stylized
Plot: assassination attempt, american civil war, head of state, friendship, danger, state affairs, historical event, storytelling, assassination plot, death of son, bodyguard, friends ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 7.4
 11K
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, addiction, painting, couple relations, tragic hero, tragic love, romance, uninhibited rivalry, couples, artist ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: sentimental, sincere, touching, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: world war two, lesbian, refugee, deportation, family relations, store, friendship, lesbian interest, wartime life, school, infidelity, destructive relationship ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, year 1942
Place: paris france, europe, france, italy, normandy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.0
 24K
The Leopard (1963)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 186 min.
Story: As Garibaldi's troops begin the unification of Italy in the 1860s, an aristocratic Sicilian family grudgingly adapts to the sweeping social changes undermining their way of life. Proud but pragmatic Prince Don Fabrizio Salina allows his war ...
Style: epic, gloomy, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Plot: ambition, revolution, family relations, prince, politics, opportunist, civil war, decadence, nobility, introspection, social differences, family life ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: italy, sicily, europe, naples italy, palermo italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film follows Kaspar Hauser (Bruno S.), who lived the first seventeen years of his life chained in a tiny cellar with only a toy horse to occupy his time, devoid of all human contact except for a man who wears a black overcoat and top hat who ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: german, human nature, youth, misfit, exploitation, tragedy, crime gone awry, mentor, dungeon, society, confined, feral man ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1820s
Place: germany, europe, bavaria, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, nude painting, portrait, novelist, art, infidelity, portrait painting, artist, end of friendship, seaside ...
Time: 1890s, 1870s, 19th century, 1860s, 1880s
Place: south of france, paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, social, sad, based on true events, contemplative ...
Plot: child pornography, lifestyle, innocence lost, eccentric family, parents and children, mother daughter relationship, family relations, female photographer, erotic photography, exploitation, art, bad mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: thought provoking, captivating, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: murder, crime, legal, deadly, society, criminal heroes, crimes, confined, rise and fall, death row, gay subtext, prison ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%