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, art, couple relations, painter, artist, gays and lesbians, painting, gender, society, love and romance, life is a bitch, portrait, secret, gay, adaptation, artists and showbiz, surgery, couples, hospital, gender identity, homosexual, infidelity, adultery, extramarital affair ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark, 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 realistic, serious, emotional and melancholic films with plots about love and romance, couples, mentor, loneliness, drinking, storytelling and obsession mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like The Danish Girl: Carol (2015), Wilde (1997), Frida (2002), Yves Saint Laurent (2014), Artemisia (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
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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, intense ...
Plot: lesbian, forbidden love, lgbt, lesbian relationship, impossible love, age difference, gays and lesbians, gender, department store, romance, divorce, women ...
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, serious, sincere, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: homosexuality, obsession, gay relationship, writer's life, prison, hypocrisy, courtroom drama, gays and lesbians, coming out, society, couples, rise and fall ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era
Place: england, europe, ireland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, sincere ...
Plot: couple relations, disability, loneliness, feminism, painter, love of one's life, bisexuality, art, bohemian life, lifestyle, female protagonist, artist ...
Time: 20s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s ...
Place: mexico, latin america, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, mexico city ...
⇓ 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: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating, melancholic ...
Plot: fashion, rise to the top, fashion designer, gays and lesbians, couple relations, ambition, artists and showbiz, couples, gender, gay, drug abuse, fashion show ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, paris france, morocco, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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: serious, realistic, biting, dark, melancholic ...
Plot: painter, gay, s&m, destructive relationship, lgbt, new love, artists and showbiz, gender, life is a bitch, love and romance, society, 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, serious, stylized, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: painter, artists and showbiz, romance, life is a bitch, legal, love and romance, love affair, sexual abuse, artist, art, pornography, rape ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s, renaissance
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: serious, sexy, realistic, emotional, intense ...
Plot: love triangle, womanizer, infidelity, older man younger woman relationship, painter, physical abuse, mistress, couple relations, artist, love affair, love and romance, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: poland, europe, france, paris france, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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: emotional, sexual, talky, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: painter, soldier, conscientious objector, romance, friendship, unlikely couple, polyamory, writer's life, couple relations, unfulfilled love, artists and showbiz, gender ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, 20s ...
Place: england, europe, wales, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, serious, touching, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, terminal illness, gay, homosexual, aids, life is a bitch, friendship, epidemic, protest, fear, prejudice, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1981, year 1983, year 1982
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, washington d.c., yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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: bleak, touching, disturbing, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: transsexual, hidden identity, gender bending, rape, tragic love, small town, gender, sexuality, friendship, disguise, gay slur, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: nebraska, usa
⇓ 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, serious, realistic, psychological, intellectual ...
Plot: gay, mentor, poet, infidelity, pregnancy, gays and lesbians, romance, writer's life, crumbling marriage, lgbt, couple relations, destructive relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: europe, france, holland, paris france, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: couple relations, infidelity, love and romance, crumbling marriage, loveless marriage, doctor, marriage, epidemic, redemption, couples, unfulfillment, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: china, shanghai, asia, shanghai china, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, stylized ...
Plot: painter, artist, gay, love triangle, mentally unstable, homosexuality, lgbt, rise and fall, obsession, destructive relationship, infidelity, sexual relations ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century, 1500s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ 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, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: aids, friendship, transsexual, infidelity, gays and lesbians, family, gay relationship, love and romance, couples, friends, dealing with death, manipulations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: milan italy, istanbul turkey, rome italy, spain, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, serious, realistic, sincere, enigmatic ...
Plot: master and servant, fall in love, painting, jealousy, painter, maid, new job, art, romance, society, family problems, portrait ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: transsexual, gays and lesbians, nightclub, gender bending, military base, fall in love, romance, soldier, gender, murder, love and romance, buddies ...
Time: contemporary
Place: saudi arabia, kentucky, missouri, kansas, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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: atmospheric, serious, captivating, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: court, redemption, fountain, medicine, jealousy, gloves, wealth, rise and fall, plague, romance, self discovery, couple relations ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century, 1930s, 19th century
Place: england, london, europe, medical school, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, emotional, realistic, serious, clever ...
Plot: aids, gay, friendship, gays and lesbians, lgbt, hiv, terminal illness, artists and showbiz, gender, life is a bitch, friends, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: transsexual, impossible love, couple relations, romance, family, gay, homosexuality, social issues, lgbt, gender, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: montreal quebec, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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, serious, realistic, captivating, gothic ...
Plot: betrayal, infidelity, intrigue, politics, love and romance, tragic hero, obsession, couple relations, romance, parents and children, royal family, fall in love ...
Time: 1500s, 18th century, 1920s
Place: spain, austria, europe, flanders, portugal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: atmospheric, bleak, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, artist, aids, gay, exile, oppression, revolution, fidel castro, cuban revolution, writer's life, homosexuality, poet ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, year 1958 ...
Place: cuba, new york, latin america, havana cuba, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, sexual, touching, realistic
Plot: transsexual, gender, prostitute, mentally challenged, doctors and patients, gender bending, fall in love, gays and lesbians, soldier, journalism, love and romance, family relations ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: denmark, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: clever, serious, epic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: friendship, nobility, oxford, university, friends, loss, innocence, couples, fall in love, couple relations, love triangle, siblings relations ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, morocco, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 6.8
 22K
Mr. Turner (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, France, Germany
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner lives his last 25 years with gusto and secretly becomes involved with a seaside landlady, while his faithful housekeeper bears an unrequited love for him.
Style: clever, stylized, epic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: painter, estrangement, aging, artists and showbiz, elderly, elderly lovers, master and servant, supportive spouse, couple relations, parents and children, love and romance, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1820s, 1830s, victorian era ...
Place: england, london, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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, psychological, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: infidelity, drinking, writing, beach, love, snow, poet, boat, writer's life, romance, crumbling marriage, college ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: england, europe, campus, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.4
 24K
Serena (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Czech Republic, France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: North Carolina mountains at the end of the 1920s – George and Serena Pemberton, love-struck newly-weds, begin to build a timber empire. Serena soon proves herself to be equal to any man: overseeing loggers, hunting rattle-snakes, even saving a ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, tense, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick, kids
Plot: marriage, family business, couple relations, crumbling marriage, love affair, family in crisis, family problems, jealousy, femme fatale, strong female character, husband wife relationship, strong female lead ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: north carolina, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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, sincere, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: romance, writer's life, crumbling marriage, couple relations, infidelity, parents and children, artists and showbiz, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, family relations, family life ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: offbeat, serious, realistic, sexual, witty ...
Plot: gay, fighting the system, politics, lgbt, gays and lesbians, prodigy, transsexual, against the rules, looking for sex, sexual relations, tragic love, coming out ...
Time: 19th century, 30s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: bleak, serious, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: gender, gays and lesbians, gay, transsexual, strong sexual content, urban, social misfits, gay relationship, lgbt, transsexuality, looking for love, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 3K
Romeos (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Lukas, 20, is a prisoner in his own body. As a pre-op transgendered person, he is constantly finding himself trapped in uncomfortable, compromising positions. His best friend, Ine introduces him to the gay scene in Cologne where he meets the ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sexual, sincere ...
Plot: transsexual, gender, gender bending, gays and lesbians, lgbt, gay, self discovery, youth, best friends, love affair, adolescence vs adulthood, twentysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%