Movies like The Danish Girl

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The Danish Girl (2015)
 7.1
 181K
The Danish Girl (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, 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, romantic, visually appealing, realistic, sexy, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: transsexual, lgbt, art, couple relations, gays and lesbians, artist, gay, painter, love and romance, society, gender, life is a bitch, painting, cross dressing, secret, self discovery, portrait, weight loss, transvestite, adaptation, couples, artists and showbiz, performer's life, surgery, hospital ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1930s, 20s
Place: denmark, paris france, copenhagen, europe, london, brussels, copenhagen denmark ...

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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, sexy and melancholic films with plots about couples, love and romance, mentor, life philosophy, relationships, loneliness and nudity (full frontal - brief) mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like The Danish Girl: Boys Don't Cry (1999), Carol (2015), Frida (2002), Laurence Anyways (2012), The Theory of Everything (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, thought provoking, disturbing, touching, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gender, transsexual, rape, lesbian, hate crime, hidden identity, tragic love, gay slur, lesbianism, gender bending, sexuality, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: nebraska, usa
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100%
 7.2
 127K
Carol (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Australia
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, sexy, enigmatic ...
Plot: lgbt, lesbian, lesbian romance, lesbian relationship, older woman younger woman relationship, forbidden love, lesbian love, impossible love, lesbian sex, gays and lesbians, age difference, road trip ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1952, year 1953
Place: new york, chicago illinois, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.3
 89K
Frida (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, USA
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, stylized, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Plot: bohemian life, painter, art, feminism, lifestyle, couple relations, jealousy, painting, artist, lesbian love, disability, female artist ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, romantic, social, uplifting ...
Plot: transsexual, impossible love, transsexuality, lgbt, love and romance, couple relations, follow your dream, gender bending, coming out, poetry, desire for fame, showdown ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: montreal, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Theory of Everything (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The Theory of Everything is the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde.
Style: uplifting, touching, emotional, compassionate, sincere ...
Plot: genius, prodigy, disability, against the odds, love, fall in love, cambridge university, handicapped, supportive spouse, life is a bitch, couples, physical disability ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 90s, 80s
Place: oxford university, england, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Brideshead Revisited (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Morocco, USA
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: sentimental, serious, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: world war two, friendship, fall in love, love and romance, couples, alcohol abuse, love triangle, siblings relations, society, friends, nobility, oxford ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1930s, 80s, 70s
Place: england, morocco, venice, europe, oxford university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, serious, sincere ...
Plot: gay, aids, transsexual, friendship, infidelity, adultery, manipulation, human nature, love affair, dishonesty, understanding, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: rome italy, milan italy, amsterdam, london, istanbul turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.8
 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: sexy, sexual, emotional, touching, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: painter, soldier, conscientious objector, polyamory, romance, friendship, bittersweet, gender, love and romance, lifestyle, unfulfillment, gays and lesbians ...
Time: victorian era, 1930s, 1920s, 1910s, 20th century ...
Place: england, europe, london, wales, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: realistic, serious, sexy, emotional, intense ...
Plot: womanizer, painter, love triangle, older man younger woman relationship, world war two, infidelity, mistress, physical abuse, couple relations, artist, love and romance, love affair ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: paris france, poland, europe, france, provence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 6.5
 16K
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: serious, sexy, sexual, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: poet, gay, lgbt, gay teenager, melancholy, writer's life, mentor, sodomy, gay sex, homoeroticism, older man younger man relationship, prodigy ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s
Place: paris france, europe, africa, france, holland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: realistic, emotional, sincere, touching, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: transsexual, gays and lesbians, gay, gay soldier, nightclub, murder, gender bending, gay bashing, soldier, gay slur, love and romance, rules and policies ...
Time: contemporary
Place: kentucky, tennessee, kansas, missouri, nashville tennessee ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Different for Girls (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Karl Foyle and Paul Prentice were best mates at school in the Seventies. But when they meet again in present-day London things are definitely not the same. Karl is now Kim, a transsexual, and she has no desire to stir up the past while she's ...
Style: touching, sexy, semi serious, realistic, clever ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: transsexual, nudity (full frontal - brief), coming out, gender bending, gay, romance, friendship, bittersweet, friends, couples, sexual content, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.9
 134
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, serious, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: gender, transsexual, love affair, self discovery, couples, human nature, introspection, society, gender bending, lgbt, pregnant man, unlikely couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, minnesota, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.9
 17K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
 3K
Brotherhood (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Former Danish servicemen Lars and Jimmy are thrown together while training in a neo-Nazi group. Moving from hostility through grudging admiration to friendship and finally passion, events take a darker turn when their illicit relationship is ...
Style: serious, emotional, captivating, realistic, tense ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, racism, homosexuality, friendship, love affair, forbidden love, couples, love and romance, tragic love, self discovery, unlikely couple ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.0
 3K
Romeos (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 94 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: sincere, emotional, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: transsexual, gay couple, gay, gender bending, gender, lgbt, self discovery, love affair, lifestyle, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Before Night Falls (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
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, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gay, aids, gays and lesbians, revolution, oppression, exile, homosexual, poet, artist, gay slur, writer's life, childhood ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 80s, 50s ...
Place: cuba, latin america, caribbean, new york, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.2
 12K
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: touching, realistic, serious, factual, melancholic ...
Plot: painter, prodigy, life is a bitch, couple relations, tragic hero, tragic love, addiction, painting, romance, couples, uninhibited rivalry, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, year 1919
Place: france, paris france, europe, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.0
 28K
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: emotional, inspirational, intellectual, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: painter, artist, alcohol abuse, painting, art, bohemian life, supportive spouse, rise and fall, addiction, self destructing, lifestyle, ambition ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, year 1949, year 1950 ...
Place: new york, usa, long island, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.1
 79K
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: touching, emotional, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: romance, infidelity, farm, fall in love, destructive relationship, love affair, dishonesty, love and romance, syphilis, culture clash, lion, male female relationship ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 19th century ...
Place: africa, kenya, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, sexy, sexual, touching
Plot: gender, transsexual, prostitute, family relations, gender bending, nudity (full frontal - brief), gays and lesbians, journalism, soldier, love and romance, mentally challenged, power relations ...
Time: 1930s, year 1933
Place: denmark, copenhagen
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 6.3
 11K
Sylvia (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Story of the relationship between the poets Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, psychological, depressing ...
Plot: infidelity, tragic love, writer's life, couple relations, romance, crumbling marriage, family problems, couples, love, artists and showbiz, adultery, suicide ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, new york, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.1
 3K
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, sexy ...
Plot: transsexual, gender bending, gender, family problems, society, parents and children, unfulfillment, lgbt, sexuality, depression, small town, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: touching, scenic, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Plot: loveless marriage, infidelity, couple relations, love and romance, cheating wife, marriage, adultery, crumbling marriage, husband wife relationship, doctor, couples, cholera ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: china, shanghai, london, asia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Desert Hearts (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The story of straight-edge literature professor Vivian who travels to Reno to get away from a relationship breakup when she falls in love with an attractive and unconventional girl named Cay.
Style: sexy, sentimental, touching, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, lesbian sex, lesbian romance, romance, divorce, coming out, couples, fall in love, love affair, love and romance, gender ...
Time: 50s, year 1959
Place: nevada, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
A Home at the End of the World (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three friends form a bond over the year, Johnathan is gay, Clare is straight and Bobby is neither, instead he loves the people he loves. As their lives go on there is tension and tears which culminate in a strong yet fragile friendship between the ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, depressing, intense ...
Plot: lgbt, love triangle, aids, gay, self discovery, romance, hopes, gay relationship, loneliness, friendship, nudity (full frontal - brief), pregnancy ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 20th century, 70s, year 1967
Place: ohio, new york, usa, phoenix arizona, woodstock ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Normal Heart (2014)
Genre: Biography, 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: gay, aids, gays and lesbians, terminal illness, homosexual, male homosexuality, life is a bitch, friendship, epidemic, protest, fear, prejudice ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983, year 1982, year 1981 ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, yale university, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.7
 19K
Maurice (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In 1909, Maurice Hall (James Wilby) enters Cambridge, where he befriends wealthy Clive Durham (Hugh Grant). Clive confesses he is sexually attracted to Maurice, who realizes he is a homosexual when he begins to return Clive's feelings. The two ...
Style: serious, realistic, melancholic, scenic, touching ...
Plot: gay, homosexuality, gay relationship, gay lead character, homosexual, gay romance, closeted homosexual, lgbt, male nudity, first gay sexual experience, forbidden love, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, victorian era, 19th century, 90s ...
Place: england, europe, london, greece, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%