Movies like The Danish Girl

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The Danish Girl (2015)
 7.1
 160K
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, heartbreaking, emotional, touching, realistic, based on true events, dramatic, melancholic, complex ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: transsexual, lgbt, couple relations, art, gays and lesbians, artist, gay, painter, love and romance, society, gender, life is a bitch, painting, secret, portrait, gender identity, gender disguise, adaptation, cross dressing, performer's life, artists and showbiz, couples, surgery, hospital, dancing ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: denmark, paris france, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark, europe, london, brussels ...

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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 sexy films with plots about couples, love and romance, couple relations, loneliness, mentor, relationships 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), Total Eclipse (1995), Laurence Anyways (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 91K
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 ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: transsexual, lesbian, rape, gender, hidden identity, tragic love, lesbianism, gender bending, sexuality, friendship, small town, gay slur ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: nebraska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 112K
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, gloomy, sexy ...
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, lesbian romance, lesbian love, lesbian relationship, forbidden love, age difference, impossible love, gays and lesbians, women, divorce, lesbian kiss ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1952, year 1953
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 80K
Frida (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, USA, Canada
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: painter, art, bohemian life, lifestyle, couple relations, jealousy, disability, feminism, lesbian interest, loneliness, painting, artist ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 1920s, 20th century, 20s ...
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city, paris france, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 13K
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: sexy, sexual, psychological, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: lgbt, gay, poet, gays and lesbians, infidelity, mentor, gay teenager, pregnancy, romance, prodigy, writer's life, tragic love ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: paris france, france, holland, europe, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: emotional, sincere, romantic, social, uplifting ...
Plot: transsexual, impossible love, lgbt, love and romance, couple relations, follow your dream, poetry, coming out, gender identity, standoff, society, reject ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: montreal, quebec, montreal quebec
⇓ 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, melancholic, enigmatic, sentimental, factual ...
Plot: fashion, rise to the top, gay, fashion designer, couple relations, ambition, gays and lesbians, character study, fashion show, gender, artists and showbiz, couples ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1950s, 70s ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, morocco, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, realistic, sincere, touching, based on true events ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: transsexual, gays and lesbians, gay, nightclub, murder, gay bashing, soldier, gay slur, love and romance, rules and policies, homosexual, tragic love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: saudi arabia, kansas, tennessee, nashville tennessee, missouri ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Brideshead Revisited (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Morocco, USA
Duration: 134 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, alcohol abuse, friendship, catholicism, love and romance, couple relations, fall in love, couples, love triangle, society, understanding, friends ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1930s, 20s, 30s ...
Place: england, morocco, venice, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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: conscientious objector, soldier, painter, romance, friendship, bittersweet, love and romance, unlikely couple, unfulfillment, lifestyle, gays and lesbians, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1910s, 1900s, 30s ...
Place: england, europe, london, venice, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: homosexuality, gay, gay lead character, obsession, gays and lesbians, hypocrisy, courtroom drama, gay protagonist, writer's life, prison, gay slur, homosexual ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 90s, victorian england, victorian era
Place: england, europe, ireland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: womanizer, love triangle, older man younger woman relationship, painter, infidelity, mistress, physical abuse, couple relations, artist, love affair, love and romance, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 60s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: paris france, poland, europe, france, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.4
 120
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: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: transsexual, gender, love affair, self discovery, introspection, human nature, couples, gender bending, society, lgbt, social misfits, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, minnesota, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: suspense, contemplative, biting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: art, s&m, painter, couples, perversion, performer's life, couple relations, gays and lesbians, love and romance, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, society ...
Time: 90s, 1960s, 60s, 70s
Place: new york, east end london, paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, emotional, compassionate, factual ...
Plot: prodigy, genius, against the odds, disability, supportive spouse, human spirit, life is a bitch, fall in love, religion versus science, adaptation, life turned upside down, love ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 80s, 70s, 90s ...
Place: oxford university, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
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: tense, serious, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: destructive relationship, couples, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, love and romance, lifestyle, couple relations, obsession, husband wife relationship, mortality, brother brother relationship, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 30s, 20s ...
Place: usa, new york, new mexico, manhattan new york city, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: aids, friendship, infidelity, transsexual, adultery, gay, manipulation, human nature, love affair, dishonesty, manipulations, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: rome italy, istanbul turkey, amsterdam, london, milan italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.4
 11K
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: realistic, touching, serious, factual, melancholic ...
Plot: prodigy, painter, life is a bitch, painting, couple relations, tragic love, addiction, tragic hero, romance, artists and showbiz, uninhibited rivalry, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Different for Girls (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 97 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, sentimental, clever, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: transsexual, gay, coming out, nudity (full frontal - brief), gender bending, romance, friendship, bittersweet, couple relations, couples, profanity, sexual content ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Luxembourg, France, Belgium, USA
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, painter, painting, art, maid, jealousy, fall in love, new job, society, artist, romance, family problems ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.2
 71K
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, captivating ...
Plot: romance, infidelity, farm, british colonial, destructive relationship, love affair, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance, culture clash, lion, male female relationship ...
Time: 1910s, 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: africa, kenya, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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, sexual ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, racism, friendship, love affair, couples, love and romance, society, unlikely couple, self discovery, tragic love, radical ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.0
 27K
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: based on true events, emotional, inspirational, intellectual, atmospheric ...
Plot: painter, artist, painting, alcohol abuse, art, bohemian life, supportive spouse, rise and fall, addiction, self destructing, lifestyle, ambition ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, 40s, 1950s ...
Place: new york, usa, long island, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, serious, realistic, emotional, avant garde ...
Plot: gender, transsexual, gay, gays and lesbians, misfit, couples, fall in love, introspection, looking for love, love affair, love and romance, strong sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, realistic, psychological, serious, depressing ...
Plot: infidelity, drinking, writer's life, tragic love, couple relations, couples, family problems, romance, crumbling marriage, love, artists and showbiz, adultery ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, europe, new york, london
⇓ 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, touching, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, divorce, romance, lesbian sex, fall in love, love affair, couples, love and romance, gender, farm, self discovery ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: nevada, usa, san francisco
⇓ 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: realistic, serious, touching, sexual, sexy
Plot: family relations, transsexual, gender, prostitute, gender bending, soldier, love and romance, gays and lesbians, journalism, mentally challenged, fall in love, doctors and patients ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, year 1933
Place: denmark, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Summer in February (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Newlyn School of artists flourished at the beginning of the 20th Century and the film focuses on the wild and bohemian Lamorna Group, which included Alfred Munnings and Laura and Harold Knight. The incendiary anti-Modernist Munnings, now ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: posing nude, love triangle, love affair, lifestyle, romance, love and romance, dishonesty, family relations, couples, couple relations, fall in love, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era, twentieth century, 1900s
Place: cornwall, england, london
⇓ 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, emotional, captivating, serious, scenic ...
Plot: loveless marriage, infidelity, couple relations, love and romance, adultery, marriage, cheating wife, couples, doctor, unfaithful wife, redemption, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: china, shanghai, london, asia, shanghai china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.7
 16K
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: gay cinema, serious, realistic, melancholic, scenic ...
Plot: gay, homosexuality, forbidden love, closeted homosexual, gay lead character, lgbt, society, gays and lesbians, first gay sexual experience, gay relationship, gay romance, youth ...
Time: 1910s, 19th century, 20th century, victorian, 1900s ...
Place: england, europe, london, argentina, buenos aires argentina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Prayers for Bobby (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: True story of Mary Griffith, gay rights crusader, whose teenage son committed suicide due to her religious intolerance. Based on the book of the same title by Leroy Aarons.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: coming out, homosexuality, gay teenager, lgbt, gay, tragic event, gays and lesbians, homosexual, teen suicide, family relations, life is a bitch, religious intolerance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, california, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%