Movies like The Danish Girl

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The Danish Girl (2015)
 7.1
 139K
The Danish Girl (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When Gerda Wegener asks her husband Einar to fill in as a portrait model, Einar discovers the person she's meant to be and begins living her life as Lili Elbe. Having realized her true self and with Gerda's love and support, Lili embarks on a groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.
Style: captivating, serious, emotional, touching, heartbreaking, realistic, dramatic, melancholic, inspirational, interesting ...
Plot: transsexual, lgbt, couple relations, art, gays and lesbians, painter, artist, gay, love and romance, society, gender, life is a bitch, painting, secret, portrait, adaptation, artists and showbiz, couples, surgery, hospital, dancing, mountain, party, friendship, female nudity ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen, paris france, brussels belgium

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Most similar movies to The Danish Girl

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and melancholic films with plots about love and romance, couples, loneliness, mentor, male nudity, kiss and couple relations mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like The Danish Girl: Carol (2015), Wilde (1997), Yves Saint Laurent (2014), Frida (2002), Artemisia (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Carol (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In 1950s New York, a department-store clerk who dreams of a better life falls for an older, married woman.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, enigmatic, gloomy ...
Plot: lesbian, forbidden love, lgbt, impossible love, lesbian relationship, gays and lesbians, age difference, gender, department store, romance, divorce, society ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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100%
 6.9
 14K
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: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, captivating ...
Plot: homosexuality, obsession, hypocrisy, courtroom drama, gay relationship, writer's life, prison, couple relations, gays and lesbians, love and romance, couples, ambition ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era
Place: england, europe, ireland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: realistic, serious, stylized, captivating, melancholic ...
Plot: fashion, rise to the top, fashion designer, couple relations, gays and lesbians, artists and showbiz, couples, gender, ambition, drug abuse, gay, cocaine ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, morocco, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.4
 74K
Frida (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada, Mexico
Duration: 123 min.
Story: "Frida" chronicles the life Frida Kahlo shared unflinchingly and openly with Diego Rivera, as the young couple took the art world by storm. From her complex and enduring relationship with her mentor and husband to her illicit and ...
Style: colourful, emotional, touching, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: disability, couple relations, feminism, bohemian life, loneliness, painter, artist, lifestyle, love of one's life, art, communism, bisexuality ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 30s ...
Place: mexico, latin america, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, realistic, serious, dark, melancholic ...
Plot: s&m, painter, gay, artists and showbiz, destructive relationship, celebrity culture, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, society, gender, lifestyle, couples ...
Time: 90s, 1960s
Place: paris france, east end london, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 2K
Artemisia (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1653) was one of the first well-known female painters. The movie tells the story of her youth, when she was guided and protected by her father, the painter Orazio Gentileschi. Her professional curiosity about the male ...
Style: sexual, captivating, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: painter, love affair, romance, love and romance, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, sexual abuse, legal, artist, art, pornography, rape ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s, renaissance
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Surviving Picasso (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The passionate Merchant-Ivory drama tells the story of Francoise Gilot, the only lover of Pablo Picasso who was strong enough to withstand his ferocious cruelty and move on with her life.
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, emotional, intense ...
Plot: love triangle, womanizer, infidelity, older man younger woman relationship, painter, physical abuse, mistress, couple relations, artist, love and romance, love affair, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 60s, 40s, 1940s ...
Place: poland, france, europe, paris france, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.9
 5K
Carrington (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The story of the relationship between painter Dora Carrington and author Lytton Strachey in a World War One England of cottages and countryside. Although platonic due to Strachey's homosexuality, the relationship was nevertheless a deep and ...
Style: sexual, emotional, touching, talky, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: painter, soldier, conscientious objector, romance, friendship, artists and showbiz, unfulfilled love, sexual relations, couples, fall in love, writer's life, love and romance ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 1900s, 19th century ...
Place: england, europe, wales, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Normal Heart (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The story of the onset of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s, taking an unflinching look at the nation's sexual politics as gay activists and their allies in the medical community fight to expose the truth about the ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, gay, terminal illness, homosexual, aids, life is a bitch, friendship, protest, fear, epidemic, prejudice, sexuality ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1983, year 1981, year 1982
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, washington d.c., yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.6
 12K
Total Eclipse (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Belgium
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Young, wild poet Arthur Rimbaud and his mentor Paul Verlaine engage in a fierce, forbidden romance while feeling the effects of a hellish artistic lifestyle.
Style: sexual, psychological, realistic, serious, intellectual ...
Plot: gay, infidelity, mentor, pregnancy, poet, gays and lesbians, romance, siblings relations, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, destructive relationship, tragic love ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: europe, holland, france, africa, brussels belgium ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
His Secret Life (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When Antonia's husband Massimo is killed in a car accident, she accidentally discovers that he has been having a same-sex affair with a produce wholesaler named Michele.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: aids, transsexual, friendship, infidelity, gays and lesbians, love affair, gender bending, death in the family, fairy, gender, human nature, understanding ...
Time: contemporary
Place: milan italy, rome italy, istanbul turkey, spain, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
 5K
Caravaggio (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: As influential Italian artist Caravaggio dies in exile in 1610, he recalls his short life, from his childhood to his initial artistic failures to his later triumphs as he catches the eye of a sympathetic cardinal to his destructive relationship with ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, stylized, gloomy ...
Plot: love triangle, painter, gay, artist, sexual relations, destructive relationship, love and romance, artists and showbiz, obsession, infidelity, mentally unstable, tragic love ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century, 1500s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.6
 86K
Boys Don't Cry (1999)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Female born, Teena Brandon adopts his male identity of Brandon Teena and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska.
Style: disturbing, touching, bleak, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: transsexual, gender bending, rape, hidden identity, tragic love, sexuality, friendship, small town, gender, disguise, gay slur, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: nebraska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Painted Veil (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A British medical doctor fights a cholera outbreak in a small Chinese village, while also being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: couple relations, infidelity, love and romance, crumbling marriage, loveless marriage, marriage, doctor, redemption, couples, epidemic, unfulfillment, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: china, shanghai, asia, shanghai china, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Longtime Companion (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Longtime Companion follows the lives of a small circle of friends from the first mention of the disease in the New York Times in 1981. First referred to as "Gay-Related-Immune-Disorder," we watch the effect of the disease as it devastates ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, sentimental, stylized ...
Plot: aids, friendship, gay, artists and showbiz, gays and lesbians, love and romance, writer's life, unfulfillment, friends, couple relations, life is a bitch, gender ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.7
 8K
Restoration (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An aspiring young physician, Robert Merivel found himself in the service of King Charles II and saves the life of someone close to the King. Merivel joins the King's court and lives the high life provided to someone of his position. Merivel is ...
Style: uplifting, captivating, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: redemption, court, rise and fall, plague, gloves, medicine, fountain, jealousy, wealth, romance, state affairs, self discovery ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century, 1930s, 19th century
Place: england, london, europe, medical school, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Brideshead Revisited (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Morocco
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Based on Evelyn Waugh's 1945 classic British novel, Brideshead Revisited is a poignant story of forbidden love and the loss of innocence set in England prior to the Second World War.
Style: epic, sentimental, touching, serious, clever ...
Plot: friendship, nobility, oxford, university, longing, understanding, society, couple relations, love and romance, siblings relations, friends, fall in love ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, morocco, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Luxembourg
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This film, adapted from a work of fiction by author Tracy Chevalier, tells a story about the events surrounding the creation of the painting "Girl With A Pearl Earring" by 17th century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer. A young peasant maid ...
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, sincere, enigmatic ...
Plot: master and servant, painting, fall in love, jealousy, painter, maid, new job, art, society, artist, romance, family problems ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 7.2
 64K
Out of Africa (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Out of Africa tells the story of the life of Danish author Karen Blixen, who at the beginning of the 20th century moved to Africa to build a new life for herself. The film is based on the autobiographical novel by Karen Blixen from 1937.
Style: epic, touching, emotional, serious, captivating ...
Plot: romance, infidelity, destructive relationship, love affair, fall in love, adventure, dishonesty, love and romance, farm, culture clash, bankruptcy, male female relationship ...
Time: 1910s, 30s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s ...
Place: africa, kenya, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.3
 104
Open (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: OPEN is a hallucinogenic journey through gender, identity, the body, love and how those can be shared by two people. The film consists of interlocking stories lines- the first about two transwomen in a pandrogynous relationship in which they ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, atmospheric, sincere, serious ...
Plot: transsexual, gender, hopes, social misfits, couple relations, gays and lesbians, love and romance, human nature, misfit, society, introspection, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, minneapolis minnesota, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.7
 3K
Mad Love (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Spain, Italy, Portugal, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The love story who transformed Juana I de Castilla, Queen of Spain, into Juana "The mad". The tragic fate of a Queen madly in love to an unfaithful husband, Felipe el Hermoso, Archduke of Austria.
Style: sexual, realistic, serious, captivating, gothic ...
Plot: betrayal, politics, infidelity, love and romance, intrigue, obsession, romance, parents and children, state affairs, family relations, unfulfillment, couple relations ...
Time: 1500s, 18th century, 1920s
Place: spain, austria, europe, flanders, portugal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Christine Jorgensen Story (1970)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: I couldn't live in a man's body!
Style: serious, realistic, sexual, touching
Plot: gender, transsexual, prostitute, family relations, gays and lesbians, power relations, doctors and patients, love and romance, journalism, soldier, gender bending, fall in love ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: denmark, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Soldier's Girl (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The true story of Soldier’s Girl, which takes place in Fort Campbell, KY, tells the heart-wrenching story of the life and tragic death of soldier Barry Winchell. His love for Calpernia Addams, a beautiful transgendered nightclub performer was ...
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: transsexual, gays and lesbians, nightclub, gender bending, gay slur, murder, soldier, love and romance, infantrymen, romance, fall in love, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: saudi arabia, kentucky, missouri, kansas, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Einstein of Sex (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The life story of Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld, a German Jew, who as a physician established the field of sexology, and fought militantly against German anti-sodomy laws in the late 19th century. The script reveals main characters in Hirschfeld's life ...
Style: witty, serious, sexual, offbeat, biting ...
Plot: gay, gender bending, transvestism, coming out, sexual relations, looking for sex, against the rules, love and romance, gays and lesbians, fighting the system, couples, politics ...
Time: 19th century, 30s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Before Night Falls (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Spanning several decades, this powerful biopic offers a glimpse into the life of famed Cuban poet and novelist Reinaldo Arenas, an artist who was vilified for his homosexuality in Fidel Castro's Cuba.
Style: bleak, atmospheric, rough, touching, realistic ...
Plot: artist, aids, exile, oppression, gays and lesbians, revolution, gay, poet, gay slur, homosexual, cuban revolution, fidel castro ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1964 ...
Place: cuba, new york, latin america, havana cuba, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.3
 10K
Sylvia (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Story of the relationship between the poets Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath.
Style: emotional, realistic, gloomy, psychological, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, drinking, writing, snow, love, beach, poet, boat, tragic love, couple relations, artists and showbiz, writer's life ...
Time: 1950s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, europe, campus, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Something Must Break (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When Sebastian meets Andreas for the first time, he knows they belong together. While Sebastian defies gender norms — flouting convention in his androgynous fluidity — straight-identifying Andreas becomes unable to accept his attraction to ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, emotional, touching ...
Plot: gender, transsexual, gay, gays and lesbians, urban, society, introspection, love and romance, social misfits, love affair, fall in love, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Laurence Anyways (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 168 min.
Story: The story of an impossible love between a woman named Fred and a transgender woman named Laurence who reveals her inner desire to become her true self: a woman.
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: transsexual, impossible love, confession, rejection, gender, acceptance, couples, family disapproval, desire, surgery, love and romance, crumbling relationship ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: montreal quebec, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.5
 1K
Tom & Viv (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The story of the marriage of the poet TS Eliot to socialite Vivienne Haigh-Wood, which had to cope with her gynaeological and emotional problems and his growing fame.
Style: psychological, realistic, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: unfulfillment, family relations, artists and showbiz, romance, lifestyle, couples, family problems, family life, infidelity, writer's life, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Georgia O'Keeffe (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Biopic of American artist Georgia O'Keeffe and her husband, photographer Alfred Stieglitz.
Style: stylized, serious, emotional, tense, captivating ...
Plot: couples, fall in love, visionary, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, couple relations, love and romance, rise to the top, destructive relationship, obsession, ambition, african american ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 20s, year 1918, 1910s ...
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new mexico, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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