Movies like The Danish Girl

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The Danish Girl (2015)
 7.1
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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, realistic, dramatic, emotional, melancholic, touching, heartbreaking, inspirational, interesting ...
Plot: transsexual, lgbt, artist, art, gays and lesbians, couple relations, painter, painting, artists and showbiz, surgery, gender, society, life is a bitch, love and romance, couples, cross dressing, gay, hospital, gender identity, androgyny, portrait, 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 serious, realistic, emotional and melancholic films with plots about love and romance, couples, kiss, loneliness, sex, couple relations and gender mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like The Danish Girl: Wilde (1997), Carol (2015), Yves Saint Laurent (2014), Laurence Anyways (2012), Soldier's Girl (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 13K
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, witty, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: homosexuality, prison, obsession, courtroom drama, gay relationship, writer's life, hypocrisy, gays and lesbians, coming out, wife, society, couples ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era
Place: england, europe, ireland, london
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100%
 7.2
 96K
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, gloomy, breathtaking ...
Plot: lesbian, forbidden love, gays and lesbians, divorce, lesbian romance, hotel, gay, lesbian kiss, child custody, road trip, department store, christmas ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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
⇓ 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, gays and lesbians, couple relations, fashion designer, ambition, artists and showbiz, couples, gender, gay, drug abuse, fashion show ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, morocco, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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, realistic, emotional
Plot: transsexual, impossible love, couple relations, romance, lgbt, social issues, homosexuality, family, gender, love and romance, couples, supportive spouse ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: montreal quebec, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gays and lesbians, transsexual, nightclub, gender bending, soldier, murder, gay slur, military base, fall in love, romance, friendship, love affair ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tennessee, kansas, missouri, kentucky, saudi arabia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.4
 72K
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, serious, stylized, colourful, emotional ...
Plot: couple relations, disability, feminism, painter, loneliness, bohemian life, lifestyle, artist, love of one's life, communism, bisexuality, tragic hero ...
Time: 40s, 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: mexico, latin america, paris france, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, realistic, touching
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 ⇓
66%
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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, transsexual, friendship, gays and lesbians, infidelity, gay relationship, family, love and romance, couples, friends, dealing with death, manipulations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: istanbul turkey, rome italy, milan italy, spain, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 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, romance, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, legal, love and romance, love affair, sexual abuse, courtroom drama, artist, art, pornography ...
Time: 17th century, renaissance, 1600s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.7
 4K
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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, stylized ...
Plot: painter, artist, love triangle, mentally unstable, homosexuality, lgbt, rise and fall, obsession, destructive relationship, infidelity, sexual relations, tragic love ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century, 1500s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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, gays and lesbians, poet, infidelity, pregnancy, romance, writer's life, crumbling marriage, lgbt, couple relations, destructive relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: europe, france, holland, brussels belgium, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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: conscientious objector, soldier, painter, 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 ⇓
63%
 7.6
 85K
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, emotional, touching, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: transsexual, gender bending, rape, hidden identity, small town, cross dressing, anger, murder, sex, gender, tragic love, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: nebraska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 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: emotional, serious, sexual, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: transsexual, gender bending, gender, 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 ⇓
61%
In a Year with 13 Moons (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: This drama follows the last few days in the life of Elvira (formerly Erwin) Weisshaupt. Years before, Erwin told a co-worker, Anton, that he loved him. "Too bad, you aren't a woman," he replied. Erwin took Anton at his word. Trying to ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy
Plot: transsexual, self discovery, gender, hopes, love and romance, couples, gays and lesbians, starting over, introspection, obsession, couple relations, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: frankfurt germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.9
 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, realistic, captivating, sexual ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, gay, racism, unlikely couple, xenophobia, homosexuality, male bonding, nazism, forbidden love, love affair, tragic love, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, realistic, gloomy, sexual, stylized ...
Plot: love triangle, womanizer, infidelity, mistress, older man younger woman relationship, physical abuse, painter, couple relations, romance, destructive relationship, love affair, celebrity culture ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: europe, france, paris france, poland, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: rise to the top, couple relations, destructive relationship, ambition, artists and showbiz, couples, obsession, fall in love, lifestyle, love and romance, visionary, flash forward ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 30s, 1920s, 1930s ...
Place: usa, wisconsin, manhattan new york city, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: serious, bleak, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: gender, gays and lesbians, gay, transsexual, strong sexual content, social misfits, urban, lgbt, gay relationship, transsexuality, looking for love, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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: intrigue, betrayal, love and romance, infidelity, politics, 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 ⇓
57%
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, 1960s ...
Place: cuba, new york, latin america, caribbean, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: court, redemption, fountain, gloves, medicine, jealousy, 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 ⇓
56%
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 7.4
 19K
Reds (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 195 min.
Story: A radical American journalist becomes involved with the Communist revolution in Russia and hopes to bring its spirit and idealism to the United States.
Style: epic, captivating, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: journalism, revolution, russian revolution, playwright, politics, love triangle, romance, lovers reunited, deportation, rehearsal, writer's life, journalist ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20s, 20th century, year 1917
Place: russia, new york, usa, portland oregon, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, sincere, touching, realistic, talky ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, aids, homosexual, terminal illness, gay, life is a bitch, couple relations, epidemic, friendship, plague, homosexuality, seduction ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1981, year 1982, year 1983
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, washington d.c., yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Heart of Me (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Drama set in 1930s London with two sisters, Madeleine married to Rickie, and Dinah, who falls in love with him. Rickie and Dinah begin an affair which is to have repercussions throughout all their lives.
Style: clever, gloomy, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, couples, family relations, love triangle, pregnancy, romance, love affair, parents and children, haunted by the past, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, hiv, lgbt, 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 ⇓
55%
Bride of the Wind (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, Austria
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A biopic of Alma Mahler, the wife of composer Gustav Mahler (as well as Walter Gropius and Franz Werfel), and the mistress of Oskar Kokoschka.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: composer, painter, infidelity, prodigy, romance, opposites attract, couple relations, fall in love, love affair, artists and showbiz, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 20th century, turn of the century, 1890s
Place: austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, atmospheric, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: master and servant, fall in love, painting, artist, painter, maid, small town, new job, jealousy, romance, artists and showbiz, love and romance ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.1
 12K
XXY (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina, Spain, France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Alex, an intersexed 15-year-old, is living as a girl, but she and her family begin to wonder whether she's emotionally a boy when another teenager's sexual advances bring the issue to a head. As Alex faces a final decision regarding her ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, disturbing ...
Plot: transsexual, sexual abuse, gender bending, youth, teenage love, gays and lesbians, coming of age, sexual exploration, sexual identity, small town, gender, homosexual ...
Time: contemporary
Place: uruguay, argentina, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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