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Young Andersen (2005)
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Young Andersen (2005)
Original name: Unge Andersen
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A powerful modern film narrative, set in a historical framework, about the crucial encounter between vulnerable eighteen-year-old Hans Christian Andersen, who rates himself so highly, and Mr. Meisling, the cynical school principal. An encounter that fundamentally transforms Hans Christian's life.
Plot: writers, school, friendship, memories, teen rebel, coming of age, loss of friend, storytelling, period piece
Place: denmark

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, captivating, serious and thought provoking films with plots about friendship, writers, coming of age, storytelling, unlikely friendships, runaway and loneliness mostly in Biography, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Young Andersen: Sex, Drugs & Taxation (2013), Mark Twain and Me (1991), Genius (2016), 300 Miles to Heaven (1989), Gie (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Sex, Drugs & Taxation (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Maybe the best thing to come out of Scandinavia during the hippie years was, in fact, the story of a radical libertarian and a hedonist capitalist. Their friendship, forged by being outsiders in a conformist country, took them through years of ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, captivating, humorous, offbeat
Plot: womanizer, friendship, society, workplace, fighting the system, odd couple, rebelliousness, sexual relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), friends, misfit partners, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: denmark, europe
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Mark Twain and Me (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Dorothy Quick, A young girl befriends the famous writer, Samuel "Mark Twain" Clemans during the final years of his life.
Plot: aspiring writer, girl, old man, ship, writers, family relations, friendship, father daughter relationship, hat, white dress, dress, 11 year old ...
Time: 20th century
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Genius (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: New York in the 1920s. Max Perkins, literary editor at Scribner’s Sons is the first to sign such subsequent literary greats as Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. When a sprawling, chaotic 1,000-page manuscript by an unknown writer named ...
Style: intellectual, melancholic, talky, touching, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: writers, novelist, book editor, genius, eccentricity, creativity, destiny, obsession, mentor, writer's life, life philosophy, relationships ...
Time: 1930s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
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300 Miles to Heaven (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Denmark, France, Poland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Based on a true story dating back to 1985 when two Polish boys, a teenager and his little brother, escaped from communist Poland all the way to Sweden, hidden under a truck. In the movie, their destination has been changed to Denmark.
Plot: truck, social worker, communism, curse, arrest, escape, children, leaving home, refugee camp, little boy, father son relationship, motorcycle ...
Place: poland, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Gie (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Gie is a 2005 Indonesian film directed by Riri Riza. The film tells the story of Soe Hok Gie, a graduate from University of Indonesia who is known as an activist and nature lover. The film is based on a diary Catatan Seorang Demonstran written by ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: idealism, teen rebel, love triangle, power struggle, demonstration, prostitute, catholic, forest, high school, riot, holocaust, teenage boy ...
Time: 50s, 60s
Place: southeast asia, indonesia, bali
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Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young woman named Savannah Knoop spends six years pretending to be a transgender writer named JT Leroy, the made-up literary persona of her sister-in-law.
Style: captivating, disturbing, tense
Plot: writers, secret, deception, hidden identity, lie, personality change, con trick, mystery, aspiring writer, secret identity, ghost writer, impostor ...
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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: China, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An award-winning cynical journalist, Lloyd Vogel, begrudgingly accepts an assignment to write an Esquire profile piece on the beloved television icon Fred Rogers. After his encounter with Rogers, Vogel's perspective on life is transformed.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, disturbing, sincere, enigmatic ...
Plot: journalist, friendship, friendship between men, celebrity, magazine editor, life philosophy, teaching the ways of the world, tv star, cynicism, adaptation, tv host, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, year 1998
Place: pittsburgh, new york
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The Consolation (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Victim of vertigo and unexplained discomfort, Flavie, a television host, resolves to consult a psychiatrist. The latter suggests a test of the past that she would have concealed and proposes to browse together a photo-album of her childhood. The ...
Style: factual, serious, bleak, suspenseful, brutal
Plot: psychoanalyst, coming of age, rape, child abuse, memories, brutality, mother daughter relationship, violent man, psychologist, mother and daughter, psychotherapy, abusive parent ...
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Hip Hip Hurrah! (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The life and times of the Scandinavian artists' colony who lived in Skagen on the Danish coast during the 1890s. Not so much a biographical account, rather a portrait of a way of life. The painters became famous for the way they used the light ...
Plot: artist, affair, painter
Time: 1890s
Place: eastern europe, scandinavia, denmark
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Dovlatov (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Russia, Poland, Serbia
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Dovlatov charts six days in the life of brilliant, ironic writer who saw far beyond the rigid limits of 70s Soviet Russia. Sergei Dovlatov fought to preserve his own talent and decency with poet and writer Joseph Brodsky while watching his artist ...
Style: atmospheric, melancholic, visually appealing
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Place: ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
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August (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 175 min.
Story: A portrait of Swedish writer August Strindberg.
Plot: poet, novelist, playwright, writers
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The Pirates of Somalia (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: After an inspiring chance encounter with his idol, rookie journalist Jay Bahadur uproots his life and moves to Somalia looking for the story of a lifetime. Hooking up with a local fixer, he attempts to get embedded with the local Somali pirates, ...
Style: suspenseful, factual, exciting, suspense
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The unusual bond between a blind female writer and an acclaimed poet changes their lives and forms an exceptional creative cooperation, free of politics and the complexities of mundane life.
Plot: poetry, journal, friend, homosexual, inspiration, poet, friendship, odd couple, blind woman, blindness, writers, typist
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In 1959, a young journalist ventures to Havana, Cuba to meet his idol, the legendary Ernest Hemingway who helped him find his literary voice, while the Cuban Revolution comes to a boil around them.
Style: psychological, captivating, disturbing
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Place: cuba
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Based on the inspiring and powerful true story and journal entries of Rachel Joy Scott- the first student killed in the Columbine high school shooting in 1999.
Style: christian film, disturbing, thought provoking, suspense, tense ...
Plot: high school, youth, death, plan, prom, notebook, adolescence, murder, tragic event, attack, group of friends, friendship ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, rough ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 102 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
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Country: New Zealand, Australia, UK, USA
Duration: 158 min.
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Country: UK, USA
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Duration: 117 min.
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 114 min.
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Genre: Biography, Drama
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Duration: 107 min.
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Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: feel good, realistic, touching, sentimental, sincere ...
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