Movies like Stage Beauty

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Stage Beauty (2004)
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Stage Beauty (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Humble Maria, who outfits top London theater star Ned Kynaston, takes none of the credit for the male actor's success at playing women. And because this is the 17th century, Maria, like other females, is prohibited from pursuing her dream of acting. But when powerful people support her, King Charles II lifts the ban on female stage performers. And just as Maria aided Ned, she needs his help to learn her new profession.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sexy, stylized, intense, witty, clever, sexual, realistic, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: gender bending, cross dressing, gender, mistress, actor's life, mistaken identity, lifestyle, overnight success, life is a bitch, human nature, downfall, artists and showbiz, actor, women's rights, ambition, rehearsal, disorder, sexual tension, gay sex, duke, gay, court, nudity (full frontal - brief), sex, prostitute ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century, 19th century
Place: london, europe, england, egypt

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Most similar movies to Stage Beauty

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, sexy, talky and humorous films with plots about mentor, couples, dialogue, pornography, adaptation, catastrophe and storytelling mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Stage Beauty: Shakespeare in Love (1998), My Life in Pink (1997), The Killing of Sister George (1968), Super 8? (1994), Porn Theater (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Shakespeare in Love (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Young Shakespeare is forced to stage his latest comedy, "Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate's Daughter," before it's even written. When a lovely noblewoman auditions for a role, they fall into forbidden love -- and his play finds a new ...
Style: stylized, romantic, sweet, inspirational, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, cross dressing, theater, writer's life, shakespeare, lovers, hidden identity, unlikely couple, love and romance, verbal byplay, gender, muse ...
Time: 16th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london
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100%
My Life in Pink (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Ludovic is a small boy who cross-dresses and generally acts like a girl, talks of marrying his neighbor's son and can not understand why everyone is so surprised about it. His actions lead to problems for him and his family.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: cross dressing, family relations, gender, coming of age, suburbs, gender bending, gay, lgbt, transsexual, lgbt child, understanding, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: belgium, paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Killing of Sister George (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: When June Buckridge (Beryl Reid) arrives at her London flat and announces 'They are going to murder me', her long-time lover and doll-cuddling flat mate Alice 'Childie' McNaught (Susannah York) realises that things are going to ...
Style: sexy, sexual, serious, realistic, biting ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, jealousy, abusive relationship, doll, satire, actor's life, artists and showbiz, clergy, gays and lesbians, gender, aging ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe, new york, ireland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Super 8? (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A down-on-his-luck adult film star sees a chance to make a comeback via a lesbian documentary film-maker, but she is exploiting him to get financial backing for her pet project.
Style: sexy, realistic, semi serious, sexual, humorous ...
Plot: filmmaking, erection, misfit partners, artists and showbiz, gender, partners, gays and lesbians, lifestyle, gender bending, sexual relations, showbiz, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Porn Theater (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a Parisian porn theater, a cashier, a 50-year-old man and a young projectionist are drawn into a complex love affair.
Style: realistic, talky, semi serious, sexy, captivating ...
Plot: explicit sex, gay sex, infidelity, looking for love, lifestyle, love affair, love triangle, couple relations, human nature, fall in love, friendship, transvestism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Fucking Different (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Fifteen queer crossovers: lesbian filmmakers from Berlin were asked to make a short film about their idea of male gay love and sexuality and, vice versa, gay men were given the task of making a short film about lesbian sexuality and eroticism.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, semi serious, touching, humorous ...
Plot: gender, couple relations, gays and lesbians, social misfits, misfit, sexual relations, love and romance, gender bending, society, looking for love, looking for sex, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two young gentlemen living in 1890s England use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") on the sly, which is fine until they both fall in love with women using that name, which leads to a comedy of mistaken identities...
Style: witty, humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, date night, girls' night
Plot: mistaken identity, romance, false identity, social differences, comedy of errors, friendship, couples, disorder, diary, country house, victorian england, love story ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1890s, 1920s, 1930s ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: The film follows one day in the lives of the Tyrone family, each member is troubled and has been damaged by alcohol and/or drugs. In addition, they have issues with each other that lead to fights and an inability to reconcile completely with one ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, talky, depressing ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, family relations, addiction, dysfunctional family, redemption, lifestyle, actor's life, family life, human nature, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: connecticut, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Me and Orson Welles (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: New York, 1937. A teenager hired to star in Orson Welles' production of Julius Caesar becomes attracted to a career-driven production assistant.
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, sincere, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, ambition, actor's life, youth, teenage life, historical figure, blind ambition, artists and showbiz, romance, fall in love, boss and employee, theater ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1937, 80s
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Illuminata (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, USA, Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: It's the start of the 20th century, and Tuccio, resident playwright of a theatre repertory company offers the owners of the company his new play, "Illuminata". They reject it, saying it's not finished, and intrigue starts that ...
Style: melancholic, stylized, artsy, intellectual, witty ...
Plot: farce, actor's life, love and romance, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, theater, sex scene, playwright, critic, existentialism, transvestism, writer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 7K
Jesus' Son (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young man turns from drug addiction and petty crime to a life redeemed by a discovery of compassion.
Style: gloomy, thought provoking, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: drug abuse, on the road, abortion, addiction, redemption, heroin, dark humor, destructive relationship, human nature, life is a bitch, hopes, misfit ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, phoenix arizona, iowa, mexico, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Bar Girls (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The life and loves of gay women hanging out at a local tavern are examined in this slice of life film.
Style: semi serious, realistic, sexy, talky, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual content, romance, gender, gays and lesbians, lifestyle, love and romance, dishonesty, love triangle, nightlife, love affair, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Flesh (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A heroin junkie works as a prostitute to support his habit and fund an abortion needed by the girlfriend of his lesbian wife. His seedy encounters with delusional and damaged clients, and dates with drag queens and hustlers are heavy on sex, drugs ...
Style: sexy, semi serious, realistic, biting, suspense ...
Plot: prostitute, hustler, down on your luck, drug abuse, obsession, addiction, nightlife, sexual relations, gender bending, gender, social misfits, partners ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Chelsea Walls (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: This movie tells five stories set in a single day at the famed Chelsea Hotel in New York City, involving an ensemble cast of some 30-35 characters.
Style: serious, touching, meditative, intense, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lifestyle, writer's life, couple relations, addiction, drug abuse, human nature, looking for love, rising to stardom, nightlife, down on your luck, hotel, eccentricity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, minnesota, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
They Shoot Movies, Don't They? ...The Making of 'Mirage' (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: They Shoot Movies, Don't They? is a voyeuristic look at first time director Tom Paulson and the movie he wrote called Mirage. Frank Gallagher is the documentarian whose camera waits and watches as Paulson navigates through a jungle of ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, clever, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: ambition, lifestyle, addiction, showbiz, obsession, actor's life, filmmaking, hollywood, performer's life, manipulation, blind ambition, media ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Twelfth Night or What You Will (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Shakespeare's comedy of gender confusion, in which a girl disguises herself as a man to be near the count she adores, only to be pursued by the woman he loves.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, witty, colourful ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: cross dressing, comedy of errors, mistaken identity, twins, disguise, romance, gender bending, sea disaster, love, fall in love, couples, presumed dead ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1890s, 1930s, 18th century
Place: cornwall, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Dangerous Game (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A New York film director, working on his latest movie in Los Angeles, begins to reflect the actions in his movie and real life, especially when he begins an affair with the lead actress.
Style: psychological, rough, art house, melancholic, gloomy ...
Plot: filmmaking, obsession, addiction, lifestyle, redemption, downfall, life is a bitch, human nature, showbiz, husband wife relationship, drugs, divorce ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: israel, los angeles, middle east, usa, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Let's Talk About Sex (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Woman interviews her friends, talking about sex.
Style: sexy, sexual, realistic, semi serious, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: sexual relations, feminism, tv show, gender, love and romance, media, romance, couples, sex, african american, female nudity, vixen ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami, usa, florida, new jersey, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Garden (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A nearly wordless visual narrative intercuts two main stories and a couple of minor ones. A woman, perhaps the Madonna, brings forth her baby to a crowd of intrusive paparazzi; she tries to flee them. Two men who are lovers marry and are arrested by ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, art house, suspense ...
Plot: gay, life is a bitch, gender, society, injustice, paparazzi, christ allegory, humiliation, torture, religion, passion, romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Delta of Venus (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A struggling American writer and a fellow American expatriate begin a sordid affair among the chaos and discord of 1940 Paris, France on the brink of World War II.
Style: sexual, erotic, sexy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, world war two, writers, bdsm, soldier, jealousy, extramarital affair, romance, artists and showbiz, love and romance, womanizer, writer's life ...
Time: 1940s
Place: paris france, europe, france, england, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Tootsie (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When struggling, out of work actor Michael Dorsey secretly adopts a female alter ego -- Dorothy Michaels -- in order to land a part in a daytime drama, he unwittingly becomes a feminist icon and ends up in a romantic pickle.
Style: witty, humorous, feel good, touching, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: cross dressing, gender bending, actress, double life, love, love triangle, romance, love and romance, actor, theatrical agent, impersonation, audition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Dresser (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In a touring Shakespearean theater group, a backstage hand - the dresser, is devoted to the brilliant but tyrannical head of the company. He struggles to support the deteriorating star as the company struggles to carry on during the London blitz. ...
Style: talky, gloomy, realistic, psychological, touching ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, world war two, friendship, backstage, makeover, drunkenness, friends, power relations, couples, actor's life, artists and showbiz, golden years ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Boys in the Band (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A witty, perceptive and devastating look at the personal agendas and suppressed revelations swirling among a group of gay men in Manhattan. Harold is celebrating a birthday, and his friend Michael has drafted some other friends to help commemorate ...
Style: realistic, witty, sincere, humorous, cynical ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, gay slur, friendship, identity crisis, resentment, thirtysomething life, friends, love and romance, gender, farce, coming out ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Normal (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A Midwestern husband and father announces his plan to have a sex change operation.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: transsexual, gender bending, gender, family problems, society, parents and children, unfulfillment, lgbt, sexuality, depression, small town, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Belly of an Architect (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The American architect Kracklite arrives in Italy, supervising an exhibiton for a French architect, Boullée, famous for his oval structures. Tirelessly dedicated to the project, Kracklite's marriage quickly dissolves along with his health.
Style: talky, sexy, sexual, semi serious, experimental ...
Plot: infidelity, pregnancy, architecture, architect, illness, obsession, losing-it hero, unfulfillment, mentally unstable, downfall, lifestyle, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: rome italy, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Beefcake (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, France, Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Thom Fitzgerald's (The Hanging Garden) provocative blending of fiction and documentary, tells the story of Bob Mizer, the pioneering founder of the Athletic Model Guild, a company which produced still photographs and short films extolling the ...
Style: realistic, stylized, factual, sexy, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: male nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), male prostitute, physical appearance, gays and lesbians, media, against the rules, muscleman, homosexuality, prostitution, model, court ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 60s, 20th century, year 1934 ...
Place: venice beach california, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Best Possible Taste: The Kenny Everett Story (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dramatisation of Kenny Everett's struggle to achieve personal and professional fulfilment.
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, sincere, realistic
Plot: gender, artists and showbiz, coping, couples, couple relations, gays and lesbians, radio dj, gay lead character, gay
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Shopgirl (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Mirabelle is a disenchanted salesgirl and aspiring artist who sells gloves and accessories at a department store. She has two men in her life: wealthy divorcée Ray Porter and struggling musician Jeremy. Mirabelle falls in love with the glamorous ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, salesman, romance, fall in love, twentysomething life, unfulfillment, lifestyle, dull life, artist, older man younger woman relationship, age difference, depression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, seattle, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Cradle Will Rock (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A true story of politics and art in the 1930s USA, centered around a leftist musical drama and attempts to stop its production.
Style: talky, serious, disturbing, realistic, entertaining ...
Plot: artist, congress, politics, communism, injustice, actor's life, society, power relations, celebrity culture, rich and poor, racism, ventriloquist ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 702
Lakeboat (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Coming-of-age tale set aboard a shipping freighter traveling America's Great Lakes. Dale is an Ivy League college student who briefly joins a world-weary crew. Exposed to a seafaring lifestyle which falls short of his literary visions, Dale ...
Style: realistic, humorous, surreal, melancholic, stylized ...
Plot: working class, graduate student, ship, college, machismo, prostitute, trust, sailor, student, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, male female relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: tennessee, boston, chicago illinois, england, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%