Movies like Wittgenstein

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Wittgenstein (1993)
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Wittgenstein (1993)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Japan
Duration: 72 min.
Story: A dramatization, in modern theatrical style, of the life and thought of the Viennese-born, Cambridge-educated philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951), whose principal interest was the nature and limits of language. A series of sketches depict the unfolding of his life from boyhood, through the era of the first World War, to his eventual Cambridge professorship and association with Bertrand Russell and John Maynard Keynes. The emphasis in these sketches is on the exposition of the ideas of Wittgenstein, a homosexual, and an intuitive, moody, proud, and perfectionistic thinker generally regarded as a genius.
Style: thought provoking, serious, captivating, realistic, philosophical, experimental, contemplative, queer cinema
Plot: gay, prodigy, ambition, school, society, writer's life, philosophy, philosopher, world war one, cambridge university, self discovery, autobiography, royal family, tragic love, gays and lesbians, gender, lgbt, dog, spy, genius, karate, ballet, teacher, student, hell ...
Time: 20th century, year 1919
Place: england, ussr, russia, ireland, norway, vienna, dublin ireland ...

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Most similar movies to Wittgenstein

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and thought provoking films with plots about gay, artists and showbiz, society, homosexual, ambition, gender and gays and lesbians mostly in Drama, Biography and Comedy genres. Some movies like Wittgenstein: Blue (1993), The Garden (1990), The Imitation Game (2014), Klimt (2006), My Nikifor (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Blue (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Japan
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Against a plain, unchanging blue screen, a densely interwoven soundtrack of voices, sound effects and music attempt to convey a portrait of Derek Jarman's experiences with AIDS, both literally and allegorically, together with an exploration of ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, factual, thought provoking ...
Plot: aids, terminal illness, death, autobiography, infidelity, gender, church, private detective, performer's life, destructive relationship, love triangle, tragic love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, asia
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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
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69%
The Imitation Game (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain's top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley ...
Style: inspirational, intellectual, factual, captivating, serious ...
Plot: world war two, inventions and discoveries, prodigy, genius, ambition, inventor, code, code breaking, male homosexuality, invention, mathematician, social misfits ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1920s, year 1939, 1930s ...
Place: england, europe, britain, london, united kingdom ...
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Klimt (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Austria, France, Germany, UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A portrait of Austrian artist Gustav Klimt whose lavish, sexual paintings came to symbolize the art nouveau style of the late 19th and early 20th century.
Style: thought provoking, stylized, sexy, experimental, captivating ...
Plot: painter, artist, prodigy, obsession, ambition, lifestyle, sexual relations, against the rules, society, painting, dying man, dying ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, year 1900, year 1918, turn of the century
Place: austria, paris france, europe, france, vienna
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47%
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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: realistic, serious, captivating, atmospheric, gloomy
Plot: ambition, prodigy, love and romance, society, lifestyle, family life, couple relations, tragic love, celebrity culture, couples, isolation, free spirit ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
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The Naked Civil Servant (1975)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Story of the life of Quentin Crisp, an Englishman who was brave enough to live his life according to his own style even in the hostile days of WW2.
Style: witty, sincere, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: injustice, friends, transvestism, couples, power relations, bittersweet, showbiz, gender bending, sexual relations, coming out, friendship, self discovery ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: europe, england
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Wilde (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Japan, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The story of Oscar Wilde, genius, poet, playwright and the First Modern Man. The self-realisation of his homosexuality caused Wilde enormous torment as he juggled marriage, fatherhood and responsibility with his obsessive love for Lord Alfred ...
Style: homoerotic, touching, sentimental, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: homosexuality, gay, gay lead character, obsession, gays and lesbians, hypocrisy, courtroom drama, male homosexuality, writer's life, prison, gay slur, gay relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 90s
Place: england, europe, ireland, london
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38%
The Long Day Closes (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set in Kensington, a working-class district of Liverpool, England in mid-1950s, this is the story of eleven-year-old Bud, a sad and lonely boy. With cinema as his main source of solace, he haunts the local 'picture-house'. All the while, ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: family relations, coming of age, school, solace, filmmaking, youth, society, artists and showbiz, against the odds, siblings relations, working class, homecoming ...
Time: 90s, 50s
Place: europe, england, liverpool
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37%
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Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A light hearted look at future Prime Minister Margaret Thatchers rise from research chemist in 1949 to becoming MP for Finchley in 1959 encompassing her early relationship and marriage to Oil Millionaire Denis Thatcher.
Style: captivating, realistic, sincere, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: rise to the top, ambition, politics, feminism, campaign, society, state affairs, head of state, election, strong female presence, british politics, british history ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: europe, england
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36%
Another Country (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the 1930s, Guy Bennett and Tommy Judd are friends because they are both outsiders in their own ways. Bennett is openly gay, Judd is a Marxist. It explores his homosexuality and exposure to Marxism, while examining the hypocrisy and snobbery ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, psychological, factual ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, gay lead character, social differences, society, romance, youth, golden years, equality, boarding school life, politics, boarding school ...
Time: 80s, post world war two, year 1983, 1930s
Place: england, russia, europe, britain, ussr ...
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34%
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Pandemonium (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Set in England during the early 19th century, Pandaemonium evokes late-1960s America in its depiction of the relationship between Samuel Taylor Coleridge (Linus Roach) and William Wordsworth (John Hannah). Instead of going to Vietnam, Wordsworth ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: friendship, betrayal, politics, addiction, drug abuse, prodigy, tragic hero, rise and fall, lifestyle, writer's life, tragic love, life is a bitch ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s
Place: france, england, europe
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33%
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The Conquest (2011)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A look at French president Nicolas Sarkozy's rise to power.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Plot: politics, political party, parliament, ambition, political intrigue, state affairs, society, rise to the top, private vs public, media sensation, social differences, leadership ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2007, year 2004, 2000s
Place: france, europe
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Margot (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: At the age of forty Dame Margot Fonteyn is considered to be past her best as a prima ballerina and Ninette de Valois is reducing her roles at the Royal Ballet. Then the exciting young Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev, a recent defector to the West, ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, stylized
Plot: ballerina, dancer's life, love and romance, disability, ambition, couples, artists and showbiz, ballet, gay man has sex with a woman, dancer, gay, homosexual ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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33%
Telstar: The Joe Meek Story (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Set against a backdrop of early 60's London, Telstar is the story of the world's first independent record producer, Joe Meek. A maverick genius who enjoyed phenomenal success with Telstar - the biggest selling record of it's time - ...
Style: serious, touching, captivating, realistic
Plot: prodigy, musician's life, rise and fall, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, recording studio, creator, music, unfulfillment, gays and lesbians, ambition, gender ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, london
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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: ambition, prodigy, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, lifestyle, filmmaking, celebrity culture, unfulfillment
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: europe, usa
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Cal (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Twenty-year-old Cal returns from France to Britain after receiving news that his mother is ill. His finds his home city of Bristol facing hard economic times brought on by the global economic crisis, with poverty and crime on the rise and rioting ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: gay, love affair, crimes, society, life is a bitch, gay interest, nudity (full frontal - brief), gays and lesbians, gender, lgbt, male nudity, pubic hair
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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Enid (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Edwardian child Enid Blyton begins to tell stories to her brothers as an escape from their parents' rows before the father deserts the family...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, relationship vs career, rise to the top, nanny, couple relations, writer's life, couples, family problems, lifestyle, ambition, artists and showbiz, bad mother ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1930s, 50s, 1940s ...
Place: england, europe
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30%
Takumi-kun Series: And the Spring Breeze Whispers (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A 2nd year student is assigned a handsome new roommate at the start of the school year.
Style: psychological, captivating
Plot: gay, lgbt, school, gay interest, neighbor, roommate, friendship between men, student, university student, college roommate, couple relations, male male relationship ...
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29%
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Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Japan, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Biography of the British painter Francis Bacon. The movie focuses on his relationship with George Dyer, his lover. Dyer was a former small time crook.
Style: biting, suspense, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: art, s&m, painter, subculture, couples, perversion, gender, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, society, love and romance, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 70s
Place: new york, paris france, east end london, london
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Pasolini (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Italy
Duration: 84 min.
Story: We are with Pasolini during the last hours of his life, as he talks with his beloved family and friends, writes, gives a brutally honest interview, shares a meal with Ninetto Davoli, and cruises for the roughest rough trade in his gun-metal gray ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: gay, artists and showbiz, murder, filmmaker, society, death, nudity (full frontal - brief), stealing a car, airplane, gay slur, sex, sex scene ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy
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29%
The Lost Prince (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: The Lost Prince is an acclaimed British television drama about the life of Prince John – youngest child of Britain's King George V and Queen Mary – who died at the age of 13 in 1919. John suffered from epileptic seizures and an autism-like ...
Style: captivating, touching, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Plot: epilepsy, royal family, disability, family relations, state affairs, intrigue, nanny, family in crisis, separation from family, world war one, prince, branding iron ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era, pre world war one
Place: england, europe
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28%
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Pedro (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An intimate biopic of Pedro Zamora, an HIV-positive Cuban-American, who was cast for the MTV reality show, The Real World: San Francisco, in 1994. Due to his experience on the Real World, Pedro became a celebrity and a sympathetic face of the AIDS ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, touching, non-linear ...
Plot: gay, aids, hiv, human spirit, rising to stardom, fighting the system, ambition, tv show, terminal illness, idealism, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: cuba, usa, miami, latin america, san francisco ...
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28%
Yves Saint Laurent (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A look at the life of French designer Yves Saint Laurent from the beginning of his career in 1958 when he met his lover and business partner, Pierre Berge.
Style: captivating, melancholic, enigmatic, sentimental, factual ...
Plot: fashion, fashion designer, gay, rise to the top, ambition, couple relations, gays and lesbians, character study, fashion show, couples, gender, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 70s, year 1957 ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, morocco, tokyo
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27%
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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, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: multiple sclerosis, rising to stardom, writer's life, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, ambition, family relations, single parent, single mother, school, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: england, london, europe
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27%
Prick Up Your Ears (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Stephen Frears directs this biographical drama focusing on controversial British playwright Joe Orton, revealed in flashback after his murder by lover Kenneth Halliwell. Born in 1933 in Leicester, in the English Midlands, John 'Joe' Orton ...
Style: witty, gloomy, tense, clever, serious ...
Plot: murder, gay, playwright, couples, unsuccessful, graphic violence, sexual content, love and romance, prodigy, gays and lesbians, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1967, year 1964, year 1953 ...
Place: england, europe, london, britain, australia ...
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27%
Hurricane Bianca (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Hurricane Bianca is a revenge comedy about a New York teacher who moves to a small town in Texas, gets fired for being gay, and returns disguised in drag to get revenge on the people who were nasty to him.
Style: lgbt cinema, humorous, psychological, thought provoking, queer cinema
Plot: gay, lgbt, revenge, teacher, high school, gay slur, school, education, discrimination, small town, high school teacher, gay culture ...
Time: 21st century
Place: texas, new york
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26%
American Splendor (2003)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An original mix of fiction and reality illuminates the life of comic book hero everyman Harvey Pekar.
Style: realistic, stylized, sincere, semi serious, neurotic ...
Plot: writer's life, antisocial behavior, loneliness, depression, artist, rising to stardom, self discovery, new job, ambition, social misfits, lifestyle, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 80s, 50s, 70s
Place: usa, ohio, new york, cleveland ohio
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26%
Christopher and His Kind (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1931 budding author Christopher Isherwood goes to Berlin at the invitation of his friend W. H. Auden for the gay sex that abounds in the city. Whilst working as an English teacher his housemates include bewigged old queen Gerald Hamilton and ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: gay, self discovery, lifestyle, fall in love, society, state affairs, political unrest, nightlife, strong sexual content, gays and lesbians, fascism, gender ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, post world war two, year 1931, year 1976 ...
Place: germany, europe, los angeles, hamburg germany, england ...
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The Parade (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, France, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The Parade, in a tragicomic way, tells the story about ongoing battle between two worlds in contemporary post-war Serbian society - the traditional, oppressive, homophobic majority and a liberal, modern and open-minded minority... The film, which ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, queer cinema, offbeat
Plot: gay, gay slur, gender, society, gays and lesbians, gangsters, crimes, muslim, disorder, social activist, lgbt, gay bashing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, serbia, bosnia, kosovo, croatia
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Philomena (2013)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A woman searches for her adult son, who was taken away from her decades ago when she was forced to live in a convent.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, captivating, heartbreaking ...
Plot: journalist, nun, adoption, golden years, forgiveness, secret, loss of son, religious intolerance, convent, self discovery, church, hidden truth ...
Time: 50s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, year 1952 ...
Place: ireland, washington d.c., england, usa, oxford university
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