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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: serious, realistic, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: winter, fire, historical event, disease, painting, tuberculosis, writer's life, woman dressed as man, village, family relations, parents and children, family life, dysfunctional family, down on your luck, unfulfilled love, siblings relations, artists and showbiz, sisters, love affair, literature, sibling relationship, dog, painter, writers, theater ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s, 1840s, 1830s, georgian era, victorian
Place: yorkshire, france, england, europe, united kingdom, brussels, brussels belgium

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and stylized films with plots about family relations, love and romance, society, artists and showbiz, female nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief) and couples mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like The Bronte Sisters: Anton Chekhov 1890 (2015), The Story of Adele H (1975), Van Gogh (1991), 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: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, gloomy
Plot: literature, writer's life, tuberculosis, obsession, couple relations, life is a bitch, infidelity, convict, writers, family relations, siblings relations, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
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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, psychological ...
Plot: lieutenant, romance, love, destructive relationship, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, love letter, downfall, obsession, father daughter estrangement, british soldier, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: france, canada, europe, nova scotia, nova scotia, canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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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: sincere, gloomy, psychological, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, obsession, tragic love, human nature, celebrity culture, down on your luck, mental illness, siblings relations, collector, couples, family relations, performer's life ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: paris france, europe, france, provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 26K
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, love and romance, elderly, society, couple relations, aging, painting, eccentricity, art, character study ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s, 1830s, 1820s ...
Place: london, england, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Camille Claudel (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 175 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, captivating, serious, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: obsession, mental illness, sculptor, fall in love, couples, love and romance, actor's life, love affair, romance, couple relations, destructive relationship, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, stylized, atmospheric, epic ...
Plot: family relations, society, coming of age, parents and children, diary, village life, village, emigration, social relations, youth, teenage life, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: germany, brazil, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: realistic, captivating, serious, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: royal family, empress, politics, betrayal, downfall, state affairs, tragic hero, family life, love affair, friendship, family relations, king ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s
Place: europe, bavaria, austria, southern germany, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: writer's life, older man younger woman relationship, charles dickens, love affair, forbidden love, introspection, couples, couple relations, infidelity, romance, marital discord, scandal ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1850s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, captivating, serious, sentimental, melancholic
Plot: painter, politics, hopes, actor's life, ambition, rise to the top, power relations, human spirit, life is a bitch, love and romance, artists and showbiz, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1870s, 1860s, turn of the century ...
Place: korea, japan, asia, seoul, china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: realistic, stylized, captivating, melancholic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: introspection, regret, love and romance, looking for love, maid, society, countryside, sister sister relationship, wooing, writers, matchmaking, couples ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, london, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.3
 656
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: atmospheric, captivating, factual, humorous, gloomy ...
Plot: mistaken identity, love affair, intrigue, writer's life, buddies, rivalry, disorder, lie, collaboration, writers, dishonesty, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: france, europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Balzac: A Passionate Life (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 240 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: realistic, serious, clever, stylized, contemplative
Plot: family relations, couples, power relations, romance, society, writer's life, betrayal, love and romance, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, master and servant ...
Time: 19th century
Place: switzerland, europe, france, black sea, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating
Plot: prodigy, poet, enlightenment, poetry, writer's life, romanticism, society, family problems, unrequited love, father son relationship, studying, illness ...
Time: 19th century
Place: italy, europe, naples italy, southern italy, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, touching, realistic, captivating
Plot: ambition, performer's life, rise to the top, strong man, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, humble, strongman, human
Time: 19th century
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Madame Bovary (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Bored with the limited and tedious nature of provincial life in 19th-century France, the fierce and sensual Emma Bovary finds herself in calamitous debt and purses scandalous sexual liaisons with absolute abandon. However, when her volatile ...
Style: realistic, melancholic, sexy, intense, gloomy ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, family relations, village, maid, family life, village life, life is a bitch, tragic hero, love affair, destructive relationship, dull life ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 1850s, 18th century, 70s
Place: normandy, europe, france, switzerland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, realistic, clever, stylized
Plot: playwright, love triangle, love affair, love and romance, lifestyle, womanizer, artists and showbiz, writer's life, scandal, employer employee relationship, sex scene, performer's life ...
Time: 16th century
Place: spain, europe, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.5
 379
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, state affairs, friendship, historical event, death of son, assassination plot, bodyguard, friends, civil war, abraham lincoln ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Bright Star (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, UK, 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, psychological, serious, 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 era, 1810s
Place: england, europe, london, rome italy, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: serious, realistic, emotional, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: apartheid, fighting the system, writer's life, downfall, lifestyle, family relations, estrangement, parents and children, society, bittersweet, artists and showbiz, suicide by drowning ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: south africa, africa, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
At Eternity's Gate (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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, rough, psychological, touching, captivating ...
Plot: painter, loneliness, insanity, art gallery, art, painting, obsession, anguish, mental illness, artist, brother brother relationship, genius ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, touching, sincere
Plot: working class, president, dysfunctional family, ambition, social differences, siblings relations, hopes, family problems, single parent, family life, escapades, family in crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, serious, gloomy, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: world war two, lesbian, friendship, store, family relations, deportation, refugee, strong female presence, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, gays and lesbians, dishonesty ...
Time: 50s, year 1942
Place: paris france, europe, france, lyon, normandy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: obsession, painter, brother brother relationship, poverty, life is a bitch, mentally unstable, prodigy, genius, famous painting, drawing, art, inspiration ...
Time: 19th century, 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, holland, london, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: german, human nature, youth, misfit, exploitation, tragedy, crime gone awry, mentor, dungeon, freak, contact, feral man ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 1830s
Place: germany, europe, bavaria, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: painter, famous painting, painting, fall in love, self discovery, model, love and romance, father son relationship, old age, redhead girl, inspiration, family relations ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1915
Place: cote d'azur, france, europe, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, touching, thought provoking, serious, contemplative
Plot: peasant, school, countryside, farm, village, family life, parents and children, clergy, life is a bitch, family relations, family problems, rich and poor ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 90s, 1890s, turn of the century
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: captivating, exciting, atmospheric, factual, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, painting, painter, artist, infidelity, seaside, end of friendship, art, novelist, nude painting, portrait, french ...
Time: 1890s, 19th century, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s
Place: paris france, south of france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Augustine (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set in Belle Époque France, the story follows nineteen-year-old "hysteria" patient Augustine, the star of Professor Charcot's experiments in hypnosis, as she transitions from object of study to object of desire.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, sincere, tense ...
Plot: mental illness, doctors and patients, obsession, hypnosis, sexual content, hysteria, seduction, power relations, mentally unstable, neurology, epilepsy, staircase ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.5
 332
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: serious, sentimental, realistic, emotional, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: servant, friendship, social differences, hopes, family relations, family life, unfulfilled love, introspection, master and servant, power relations, friends, bittersweet ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Wolf at the Door (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Denmark, France
Duration: 90 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: sexy, touching, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), artist, painter, prodigy, society, artists and showbiz, love and romance, hopes, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, love affair ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: paris france, france, europe, tahiti
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%