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Christmas Cottage (2008)
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Christmas Cottage (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Inspired by the picturesque paintings of Thomas Kinkade, The Christmas Cottage tells the semi-autobiographical tale of how a young boy is propelled to launch a career as an artist after he learns that his mother is in danger of losing the family home.
Style: touching, realistic, captivating, exciting, suspense, melancholic, semi serious
Plot: christmas, family relations, prodigy, youth, performer's life, college life, tragic hero, unfulfillment, painter, artist, painting, ex husband ex wife relationship, mentor, artists and showbiz, gender, gays and lesbians, church, cemetery, debt, father son relationship, mortgage, small town, gift, neighbor, christmas present ...
Time: 70s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and captivating films with plots about unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, family relations, ambition, life is a bitch, performer's life and lifestyle mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Christmas Cottage: Pollock (2000), Modigliani (2004), Local Color (2006), Canvas (2006), The Wolf at the Door (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Pollock (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In August of 1949, Life Magazine ran a banner headline that begged the question: "Jackson Pollock: Is he the greatest living painter in the United States?" The film is a look back into the life of an extraordinary man, a man who has ...
Style: based on true events, emotional, inspirational, intellectual, atmospheric ...
Plot: painter, artist, alcohol abuse, art, painting, bohemian life, rise and fall, supportive spouse, addiction, lifestyle, self destructing, ambition ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, 40s, 1950s ...
Place: new york, usa, long island, greenwich village manhattan new york city
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95%
 7.3
 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: realistic, touching, serious, factual, melancholic ...
Plot: prodigy, painter, life is a bitch, addiction, painting, tragic love, tragic hero, couple relations, romance, uninhibited rivalry, couples, artist ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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48%
 6.9
 2K
Local Color (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A successful artist looks back with loving memories on the summer of his defining year, 1974. A talented but troubled 18-year-old aspiring artist befriends a brilliant elderly alcoholic painter who has turned his back on not only art but life. The ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: friendship, self discovery, family relations, youth, parents and children, artists and showbiz, unsupportive parent, inspiration, mentor, intergenerational friendship, coming of age, painter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, new york, usa
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90%
 6.6
 1K
Canvas (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A woman's schizophrenia affects her relationships with her husband and son.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, melancholic, rough ...
Plot: schizophrenia, mental illness, family relations, family in crisis, couple relations, family problems, parents and children, teenage life, dysfunctional family, single parent, working class, hospital ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
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84%
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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: serious, sexual, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), painter, artist, prodigy, lifestyle, hopes, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, performer's life, love affair, artists and showbiz, human spirit ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: paris france, france, europe, tahiti
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Brooke Ellison Story (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Rendered a quadriplegic since a child from a near-fatal neck injury, a young girl fights against all odds to succeed in life from grade school to her acceptance into college under the assistance of her loyal and dedicated mother.
Style: sincere, uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: college, hospital, against the odds, teenage love, human spirit, ambition, lifestyle, family problems, disability, parents and children, survival, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
America's Prince: The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A look inside the life of John F. Kennedy Jr.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: john f. kennedy, ambition, lifestyle, family relations, politics, usa president, love and romance, tragic hero, parents and children, state affairs, looking for love, kennedy family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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63%
 6.7
 808
My Nikifor (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: From his birth in 1895 through his death in 1968, the gifted Polish naïve artist Nikifor Krynicki (AKA Epifan Drowniak) lived his life and eked out a career cloaked in obscurity - a casualty of both his extreme speech impediment (his tongue was ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating, gloomy
Plot: prodigy, ambition, couples, family life, celebrity culture, tragic love, couple relations, love and romance, society, lifestyle, isolation, art ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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The Christmas Choir (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on a true story, The Christmas Choir is the inspiring account of how one man can make a remarkable difference simply by giving of himself. Workaholic accountant Peter Andrews (Jason Gedrick) has overlooked Christmas, friends and even his ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching
Plot: christmas, lifestyle, optimism, redemption, family gatherings, performer's life, youth, against the rules, womanizer, society, couples, music band ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.4
 6K
Seraphine (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The tragic story of French naïve painter Séraphine Louis aka Séraphine de Senlis (1864-1942), a humble servant who becomes a gifted self-taught painter. Discovered by prominent critic and collector William Uhde, she came to prominence between the ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, based on true events, surprise ending ...
Plot: art collector, painter, art, artist, painting, lifestyle, mental illness, anti conformity, art dealer, maid, fame, art exhibition ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 20s, pre world war one ...
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Rosie: The Rosemary Clooney Story (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of singer Rosemary Clooney's rise to fame, her marriage to Jose Ferrer, and her nervous breakdown.
Style: touching, realistic, serious
Plot: showbiz, rising to stardom, tragic hero, unfulfillment, actor's life, artists and showbiz, relationship vs career, road not taken, friends, couples, rise and fall, performer's life ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.8
 364
Aglaya (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Hungary, Romania, Poland
Duration: 116 min.
Story: This film is about the relationship of a mother and her daughter, the split-up of their family, the blessing and curse of belonging together and about coming of age - all this from the perspective of the young girl Aglaja. The story is based on ...
Style: emotional, touching, atmospheric, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: circus, desire for fame, self discovery, performer's life, dysfunctional family, ambition, youth, family relations, parents and children, artists and showbiz, eccentric family, family problems ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Ryan White Story (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of Ryan White, a 13-year-old haemophiliac who contracted AIDS from factor VIII, which was used to control this disorder.
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, terminal illness, hospital, school, dedicated educator, workplace, youth, tragic hero, hopes, disability, misfit, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, based on true events, scenic, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, brother brother relationship, painter, mentally unstable, life is a bitch, prodigy, genius, famous painting, drawing, art, artist, syphilis ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, holland, paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
A Home of Our Own (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story is located in Los Angeles in the sixties. An energetic widow, Frances Lacey, with her six children try to make a dream of theirs come true: to have a home of their own. Therefore they leave Los Angeles and head for the countryside, while ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, emotional, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, single parent, corporal punishment, american dream, small town, child abuse, widow, family problems, bittersweet, society, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The End Is My Beginning (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When an extraordinary man who has lived through all is approaching his end, he decides to call his son to join him for the last time at his home in Tuscany. His intention is to share some valuable conversations about his life as a press ...
Style: touching, serious, talky, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: introspection, elderly, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, terminal illness, family relations, parents and children, dealing with death, village
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.9
 20K
Basquiat (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Director Julian Schnabel illustrates the portrait of his friend, the first African-American pop artist Jean-Michel Basquiat who unfortunately died at a young age and just as he was beginning to make a name for himself in the art world. Alongside the ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, captivating, realistic, factual ...
Plot: drug abuse, friendship, artist, art, rise and fall, society, rising to stardom, self destructing, overdose, ambition, human spirit, celebrity culture ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.7
 639
Paradise Found (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, Australia, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Paradise Found is a biography about the painter Paul Gauguin. Focusing on his personal conflict between citizen life and his family life and the art scene in Frane. In an incredible imagery montage Gauguin manages to make a successful living in the ...
Style: realistic, serious, scenic, contemplative
Plot: obsessive quest, lifestyle, ambition, prodigy, survival, obsession, love affair, tragic love, destiny, life is a bitch, love and romance, tragic hero ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1890s
Place: paris france, tahiti, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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 ⇓
52%
 5.6
 963
Hendrix (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Biography of rock star Jimi Hendrix chronicles his early career, including a stint with Little Richard who fired him for getting too flamboyant, to his tragic failure.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, gloomy
Plot: musician's life, ambition, rising to stardom, prodigy, music band, tragic hero, drug abuse, life is a bitch, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, hotshot hero, overdose ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Polanski Unauthorized (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An unauthorized chronicle of the life of Roman Polanski.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: prodigy, ambition, lifestyle, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, filmmaking, unfulfillment
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Walk. Ride. Rodeo. (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tells the incredible true story of Amberley Snyder, a nationally ranked rodeo barrel racer who defies the odds after barely surviving a car accident that leaves her paralyzed from the waist down.
Style: touching, sincere, disturbing, exciting, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: rodeo, life is a bitch, hopes, family relations, friendship, catastrophe, love, ambition, parents and children, escapades, family, mother daughter relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Touch of the Light (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Yu-Siang is blind – but he has a superb sense of hearing. Born in rural Taiwan, this extremely talented musician moves to the capital Taipei to study the piano. But how will he manage on his own? Even the walk across campus from his halls of ...
Style: uplifting, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: prodigy, follow your dream, human spirit, hopes, musician's life, artists and showbiz, blindness, music, piano
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, taiwan, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Lion in Winter (1968)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: 1183 AD: King Henry II's three sons all want to inherit the throne, but he won't commit to a choice. They and his wife variously plot to force him.
Style: stylized, realistic, captivating, factual, suspense ...
Plot: king, christmas, mistress, queen, political intrigue, power struggle, infidelity, throne, rivalry, castle, royal family, family relations ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.3
 5K
James Dean (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The man behind the legend and a knowing look at the 1950's Hollywood are revealed in this dynamic bioepic of the meteoric star whose troubled life echoed his gut-grabbing performances in East of Eden, Rebel Without A Cause and Giant.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, captivating, clever
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, actor, dying young, actor's life, lifestyle, prodigy, ambition, rising to stardom, rise and fall, life is a bitch, desire for fame ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: usa, malibu california, santa monica california, indiana, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.8
 587
The Bronx Bull (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A combination "before the rage" and "after the rage" of world middleweight boxing champion Jake LaMotta's tumultuous life and times.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise and fall, ambition, athlete's life, follow your dream, sport, youth, hopes, family relations, tough heroes, parents and children, boxer, graphic violence ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 60s, 20th century, 1940s ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Imaginary Crimes (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A recently widowed, small-time hustler struggles to raise his two teenage daughters on his own and still make a dishonest living in 1950s Indiana.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, hopes, family relations, parents and children, cons and scams, down on your luck, terminal illness, human nature, betrayal, single parent, life is a bitch, hustler ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1950s
Place: california, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: serious, sentimental, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: multiple sclerosis, rising to stardom, writer's life, family relations, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, ambition, single parent, ends with biographical notes, school, single mother, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 80s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.5
 60K
Rudy (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Rudy grew up in a steel mill town where most people ended up working, but wanted to play football at Notre Dame instead. There were only a couple of problems. His grades were a little low, his athletic skills were poor, and he was only half the size ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: football, underdog, sport team, working class, college life, ambition, family relations, aspiration, sport, college, american football, priest ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: indiana, usa, new jersey, boston, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the rise and fall of poker legend Stu "The Kid" Ungar.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspense, contemplative ...
Plot: gambling, rivalry, ambition, human spirit, rise and fall, hopes, sport, tragic hero, life is a bitch, addiction, poker, gambler ...
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%