Movies like The Danish Girl

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The Danish Girl (2015)
 7.1
 147K
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, realistic, dramatic, melancholic, inspirational, interesting ...
Plot: transsexual, lgbt, art, couple relations, gays and lesbians, painter, artist, love and romance, society, gender, life is a bitch, painting, secret, portrait, gay, 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, life philosophy, relationships 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), Total Eclipse (1995). 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, enigmatic, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, forbidden love, lesbian relationship, age difference, lesbian romance, gays and lesbians, impossible love, gender, department store, romance, divorce ...
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, captivating, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: homosexuality, obsession, hypocrisy, courtroom drama, gay relationship, writer's life, prison, life is a bitch, 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: captivating, realistic, serious, stylized, melancholic ...
Plot: fashion, rise to the top, fashion designer, couple relations, gays and lesbians, gay, couples, artists and showbiz, ambition, gender, drug abuse, model ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 60s, 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: sincere, colourful, emotional, touching, psychological ...
Plot: disability, couple relations, bohemian life, feminism, loneliness, art, painter, artist, lifestyle, love of one's life, communism, bisexuality ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 40s, 1930s, 30s ...
Place: mexico, latin america, paris france, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ 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: serious, realistic, biting, dark, melancholic ...
Plot: s&m, painter, gay, life is a bitch, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, love and romance, gays and lesbians, perversion, gender, society, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 1960s
Place: east end london, paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, serious, realistic, intellectual ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, infidelity, mentor, pregnancy, poet, gays and lesbians, romance, unfulfillment, destructive relationship, crumbling marriage, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: europe, france, holland, paris france, africa ...
⇓ 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, serious, realistic, emotional, intense ...
Plot: love triangle, womanizer, infidelity, older man younger woman relationship, painter, mistress, physical abuse, couple relations, artist, love and romance, love affair, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 40s, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: poland, france, europe, paris france, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: painter, soldier, conscientious objector, romance, friendship, unlikely couple, couple relations, writer's life, artists and showbiz, love and romance, gays and lesbians, fall in love ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, victorian, 19th century, 20th century ...
Place: england, europe, wales, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Theory of Everything (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Japan, USA
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, compassionate, factual, serious ...
Plot: prodigy, disability, supportive spouse, human spirit, against the odds, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, genius, love, adaptation, fall in love, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1990s
Place: oxford university, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: sincere, stylized, realistic, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: master and servant, painting, painter, fall in love, maid, jealousy, new job, art, society, artist, family problems, romance ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, serious ...
Plot: aids, transsexual, friendship, infidelity, gays and lesbians, couples, understanding, human nature, gender, fairy, friends, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: rome italy, milan italy, istanbul turkey, spain, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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, fall in love, love affair, dishonesty, love and romance, farm, culture clash, bankruptcy, male female relationship, love story ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 30s, 20s, 1930s ...
Place: africa, kenya, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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: thought provoking, disturbing, touching, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: transsexual, gender bending, rape, hidden identity, tragic love, sexuality, friendship, small town, gender, disguise, gay slur, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: nebraska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: realistic, touching, sexual, serious
Plot: prostitute, gender, transsexual, power relations, family relations, soldier, journalism, doctors and patients, gays and lesbians, love and romance, fall in love, disorder ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: denmark, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, serious ...
Plot: aids, friendship, gay, friends, lifestyle, gender, couples, couple relations, love and romance, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment, writer's life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: transsexual, gender, couples, gender bending, love affair, unlikely couple, couple relations, human nature, introspection, misfit, society, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, minnesota, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.4
 10K
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: prodigy, life is a bitch, painter, tragic hero, tragic love, couple relations, addiction, painting, romance, uninhibited rivalry, couples, artist ...
Time: 20th century, 20s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, loveless marriage, infidelity, love and romance, crumbling marriage, marriage, doctor, couples, redemption, epidemic, unfulfillment, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: china, shanghai, asia, shanghai china, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: sentimental, touching, clever, serious, sincere ...
Plot: catholicism, friendship, nobility, artist, oxford, university, longing, society, friends, couples, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, morocco, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: transsexual, gays and lesbians, nightclub, gender bending, gay slur, murder, soldier, couples, rules and policies, infantrymen, buddies, military base ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tennessee, kansas, kentucky, missouri, saudi arabia
⇓ 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, captivating, touching, rough ...
Plot: artist, aids, oppression, exile, gays and lesbians, revolution, gay, gay slur, poet, homosexual, fidel castro, cuban revolution ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, 60s, 1950s ...
Place: cuba, new york, latin america, havana cuba, caribbean
⇓ 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: touching, realistic, bleak, serious, emotional ...
Plot: gender, transsexual, gay, gays and lesbians, society, misfit, urban, social misfits, love and romance, fall in love, strong sexual content, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.7
 14K
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, gay relationship, forbidden love, lgbt, coming of age, couple relations, youth, romance, homosexuality, society, hypocrisy, couples ...
Time: 1910s, 19th century, victorian, 20th century, 1900s ...
Place: england, europe, campus, buenos aires argentina, argentina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 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, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, drinking, writing, love, poet, snow, beach, boat, crumbling marriage, artists and showbiz, couple relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1950s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, europe, campus, london
⇓ 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: family life, family problems, love and romance, unfulfillment, writer's life, romance, parents and children, crumbling marriage, artists and showbiz, couples, honeymoon, lifestyle ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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, love affair, artists and showbiz, romance, life is a bitch, love and romance, legal, sexual abuse, artist, art, pornography, rape ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s, renaissance
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ 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, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: couples, destructive relationship, fall in love, rise to the top, couple relations, love and romance, artists and showbiz, visionary, lifestyle, ambition, obsession, art critic ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1946 ...
Place: usa, new mexico, manhattan new york city, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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: touching, sexual, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: transsexual, gay, gender, gender bending, love affair, friends, adolescence vs adulthood, gays and lesbians, love and romance, twentysomething life, lifestyle, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: realistic, emotional, sincere, serious
Plot: transsexual, impossible love, supportive spouse, couple relations, love and romance, desire, crumbling relationship, romance, follow your dream, surgery, confession, acceptance ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: quebec, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.6
 16K
Free Fall (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A promising career with the police, a baby on the way... Marc's life seems to be right on track. Then he meets fellow policeman Kay and during their regular jogs Marc experiences a never-before-felt sense of ease and effortlessness -- and what ...
Style: touching, serious, sexual, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, forbidden love, coming out, gay relationship, lgbt, love affair, gay love, infidelity, strong sexual content, love and romance, fall in love ...
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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