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, baroque, stylized, sexy, intense, witty, clever, sexual, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: gender bending, gender, cross dressing, actor, mistress, actor's life, mistaken identity, overnight success, lifestyle, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, human nature, downfall, ambition, women's rights, rehearsal, theatre audience, disorder, sexual tension, duke, gay, court, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexuality, sex ...
Time: 17th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: london, europe, england, egypt

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 couples, storytelling, love and romance, artists and showbiz, mentor, gender and dialogue mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Stage Beauty: Shakespeare in Love (1998), The Killing of Sister George (1968), Super 8? (1994), Flesh (1968), My Life in Pink (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Shakespeare in Love (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
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: cross dressing, forbidden love, shakespeare, theater, writer's life, verbal byplay, lovers, love and romance, hidden identity, unlikely couple, theatre play, gender ...
Time: 16th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london
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100%
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, suspense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: doll, lesbian, satire, gender, clergy, love and romance, actor's life, artists and showbiz, aging, alcohol abuse, tv show, couple relations ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, england, new york, ireland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: sexual, humorous, offbeat, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: filmmaking, erection, gender, gays and lesbians, misfit partners, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, partners, showbiz, sexual relations, gender bending, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.9
 2K
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, biting, semi serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: hustler, partners, golden years, prostitute, gays and lesbians, gender, social misfits, society, buddies, misfit, friends, transvestism ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, realistic, semi serious, offbeat, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: cross dressing, family relations, gender, coming of age, transsexual, suburbs, gender identity, gender bending, gay, parents and children, introspection, against the rules ...
Time: 90s
Place: belgium, europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: serious, realistic, psychological, talky, depressing ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, family relations, addiction, dysfunctional family, actor, redemption, actor's life, lifestyle, human nature, family life, unfulfillment, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: connecticut, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.0
 744
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, contemplative, sexual ...
Plot: infidelity, looking for love, lifestyle, love triangle, love affair, friendship, couple relations, fall in love, human nature, gender, gays and lesbians, explicit sex ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: date night, family outing, girls' night
Plot: false identity, mistaken identity, romance, friendship, social differences, comedy of errors, couples, disorder, diary, love story, happy ending, twists & turns ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, victorian era, 1890s ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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: dark humor, gloomy, thought provoking, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: drug abuse, on the road, abortion, addiction, redemption, heroin, life is a bitch, misfit, rehabilitation, hopes, graphic violence, social misfits ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, iowa, mexico, phoenix arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: touching, thought provoking, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Plot: gender, couple relations, sexual relations, gays and lesbians, misfit, social misfits, looking for love, couples, love and romance, sexual content, looking for sex, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: semi serious, realistic, clever, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: lifestyle, ambition, obsession, addiction, showbiz, filmmaking, actor's life, hollywood, media, unfulfillment, manipulations, manipulation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, drug abuse, looking for love, addiction, human nature, couple relations, rising to stardom, nightlife, down on your luck, hotel, eccentricity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, minneapolis minnesota, minnesota, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Me and Orson Welles (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Isle Of Man, 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, 30s, 20th century, year 1937, 80s
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.7
 548
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: humorous, sexual, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: bar, nudity (full frontal - brief), love affair, sexual content, love and romance, gays and lesbians, dishonesty, gender, romance, lifestyle, couples, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.3
 896
Two Days (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Paul Miller (Paul Rudd - Friends, The Cider House Rules) has struggled as an actor in Hollywood for years, and now he's had enough. But not just of show business-of life. In two days, he's going to kill himself. But in true Hollywood ...
Style: witty, semi serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat
Plot: filmmaking, actor's life, introspection, change of heart, lifestyle, showbiz, breaking point, death wish, direction and purpose, life is a bitch, friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, bleak ...
Plot: filmmaking, obsession, addiction, lifestyle, redemption, life is a bitch, downfall, showbiz, human nature, husband wife relationship, drugs, divorce ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: israel, los angeles, california, usa, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Rich and Famous (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Two literary women compete for 20 years: one writes for the critics; the other one, to get rich.
Style: suspense, biting, realistic, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, roommate, aging, rising to stardom, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, betrayal, opposites attract, friends, couples, strong female presence, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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, serious ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, world war two, friendship, drunkenness, makeover, backstage, showbiz, couple relations, bittersweet, friends, power relations, overbearing ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Let's Talk About Sex (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Woman interviews her friends, talking about sex.
Style: sexy, sexual, talky, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: media, romance, gender, love and romance, sexual relations, feminism, tv show, couples, sex, vixen, cunnilingus, female nudity ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, usa, miami, new jersey, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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, contemplative ...
Plot: gender, life is a bitch, society, injustice, paparazzi, passion, religion, christ allegory, torture, gay, humiliation, romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: date night, girls' night
Plot: comedy of errors, cross dressing, mistaken identity, twins, disguise, romance, gender bending, sea disaster, love, fall in love, disorder, couples ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, victorian era, 1890s ...
Place: cornwall, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Delta of Venus (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 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, soldier, secret, extramarital affair, jealousy, violence, romance, bdsm, womanizer, dishonesty ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: paris france, europe, france, england, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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: grotesque, talky, sexy, sexual, mind bending ...
Plot: infidelity, pregnancy, stomach, illness, architect, architecture, obsession, male nudity, mentally unstable, downfall, artists and showbiz, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: rome italy, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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, contemplative ...
Plot: transsexual, gender bending, gender, parents and children, family problems, society, unfulfillment, family drama, sexuality, lgbt, depression, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.4
 97K
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, clever, feel good, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: cross dressing, gender bending, actress, love triangle, love, actor's life, audition, roommate, apology, reputation, actor, live broadcast ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.9
 5K
Live! (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A mockumentary following an ambitious TV network executive trying to produce a controversial reality show where contestants play Russian Roulette
Style: witty, semi serious, contemplative, humorous, clever ...
Plot: russian roulette, rivalry, ambition, artists and showbiz, tv show, human nature, showbiz, ratings, filmmaking, profanity, satire, extreme sport ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Sexual Dependency (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bolivia, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A poor girl, a rich stud, a university student and a model -- nothing in common, except the desire to experience true intimacy. Their stories unfold and overlap as each becomes victim to their own sexual dependencies, self-perceptions and illusions. ...
Style: psychological, sincere, serious, erotic, realistic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, sexual relations, lifestyle, dysfunctional family, human nature, teenage life, life is a bitch, love and romance, youth, gender, prostitute, sex education ...
Time: contemporary
Place: bolivia, south america, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Beware of a Holy Whore (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: West Germany, Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Tensions between members of a film crew build while they wait for the arrival of the director and star to arrive on location.
Style: clever, humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: satire, hotel, filmmaking, gender bending, actor's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, transsexual, gays and lesbians, village, showbiz, destructive relationship ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Tick Tock Lullaby (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A wry interweave film about baby making and how as time marches on the decision gets more intense and less romantic.
Style: semi serious, talky, humorous
Plot: family relations, pregnancy, youth, coming out, couples, love and romance, lifestyle, babies and infants, gender, gays and lesbians, lesbian, lesbian sex ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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