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Doll (2013)
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Doll (2013)
Original name: Papusza
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 131 min.
Story: The rise and fall of the most distinguished Polish-Gypsy poetess Bronislawa Wajs, widely known as Papusza, and her relationship with her discoverer, writer Jerzy Ficowski.
Style: non-linear, realistic, atmospheric, serious, gloomy, contemplative, stylized
Plot: gypsy camp, world war two, gypsy, rise and fall, writer's life, ambition, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, poet, poetry, female director, book, baby, childbirth, fire, mass murder, writing a book, birth, harp
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: poland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and gloomy films with plots about artists and showbiz, ambition, unfulfillment, rise and fall, life is a bitch, lifestyle and couples mostly in Biography, Drama and Music genres. Some movies like Doll: My Nikifor (2004), Set Fire to the Stars (2014), The Brittany Murphy Story (2014), Wild Blood (2008), Sagan (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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My Nikifor (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: From his birth in 1895 through his death in 1968, the gifted Polish naïve artist Nikifor Krynicki (AKA Epifan Drowniak) lived his life and eked out a career cloaked in obscurity - a casualty of both his extreme speech impediment (his tongue was ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating, gloomy
Plot: prodigy, ambition, couples, family life, celebrity culture, tragic love, couple relations, love and romance, society, lifestyle, isolation, art ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
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95%
Set Fire to the Stars (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An aspiring poet in 1950s New York has his ordered world shaken when he embarks on a week-long retreat to save his hell raising hero, Dylan Thomas.
Style: sincere, sentimental, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: writer's life, life turned upside down, artists and showbiz, poet, disorder
Time: 50s, 1950s, 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
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85%
The Brittany Murphy Story (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A look at Brittany Murphy's rise to Hollywood fame in the 1990s, her struggles with celebrity and self-esteem, and her mysterious death in 2009 at the age of 32.
Style: captivating, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: rise and fall, rising to stardom, actor's life, ambition, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, parents and children
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Wild Blood (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The story of two renowned actors of Fascist cinema, Luisa Ferida and Osvaldo Valenti, who were supporters of the Salò Republic. Accused of collaboration and torture, they were shot by the Partisans after the country was liberated.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: world war two, fascism, career change, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, wartime life, ambition, actor's life, rising to stardom, downfall, unfulfillment, on the run ...
Time: 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Sagan (2008)
Genre: Biography
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, sexy ...
Plot: rise and fall, writer's life, couples, love affair, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, lifestyle, car accident, society, rivalry, friends, sexual content ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france
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57%
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Raspoutine (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A group of Russian noblemen want to maintain the monarchy and plan to kill Rasputin.
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, atmospheric, non-linear
Plot: rise to the top, empress, ambition, rise and fall, russian history, political intrigue, royal court, society, state affairs, clergy, battles, battle ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1900s
Place: russia, europe, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Sal (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: James Franco's Sal chronicles the final hours of the life of actor Sal Mineo, one-time teen idol and star of the blockbuster films Rebel Without a Cause and Exodus.
Style: touching, sincere, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: actor's life, lifestyle, ambition, introspection, friendship, artists and showbiz, hopes, celebrity, gay, murder, friends, hollywood ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Blue (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Japan
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Against a plain, unchanging blue screen, a densely interwoven soundtrack of voices, sound effects and music attempt to convey a portrait of Derek Jarman's experiences with AIDS, both literally and allegorically, together with an exploration of ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, factual, thought provoking ...
Plot: aids, terminal illness, death, autobiography, gender, infidelity, church, private detective, storytelling, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, asia
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50%
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Enid (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Edwardian child Enid Blyton begins to tell stories to her brothers as an escape from their parents' rows before the father deserts the family...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, rise to the top, relationship vs career, nanny, family problems, couples, writer's life, lifestyle, couple relations, ambition, artists and showbiz, bad mother ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1930s, 50s, 1940s ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Who Killed Pixote? (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The true story of the boy who became famous when he was cast for the main part on the Brazilian film Pixote: A Lei do Mais Fraco (1981). After the film was over, he tried to work as an actor on other projects, with little success. As time went by, ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), crimes, juvenile delinquency, actor's life, desire for fame, hopes, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, society, ambition, youth, rise and fall ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Color of Time (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A poetic road trip through Pulitzer prize-winning CK Williams' life over the course of 40 years.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, melancholic, sentimental ...
Plot: poetry, poet, romance, couple relations, americana, writer's life, artists and showbiz, parent child relationship, haunted by the past, husband wife relationship, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 80s, 70s ...
Place: detroit, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the rise and fall of poker legend Stu "The Kid" Ungar.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspense, contemplative ...
Plot: gambling, rivalry, ambition, human spirit, rise and fall, hopes, sport, tragic hero, life is a bitch, addiction, poker, gambler ...
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Mirror (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A dying man in his forties remembers his past. His childhood, his mother, the war, personal moments and things that tell of the recent history of all the Russian nation.
Style: atmospheric, thought provoking, psychological, enigmatic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, nature, countryside, poetry, stream of consciousness, memory, human nature, family life, existentialism, childhood, haunted by the past, hypnosis ...
Time: 1930s, 60s, 20th century, 30s, year 1935 ...
Place: russia, europe, moscow russia, soviet union, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Polanski Unauthorized (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An unauthorized chronicle of the life of Roman Polanski.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: prodigy, ambition, lifestyle, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, filmmaking, unfulfillment
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Paulo Coelho's Best Story (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Brazil, Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Paulo Coelho is the world’s most translated living author, his books having sold over 165 million copies. But he was not always the inspirational global phenomenon he is today. Like the heroes in his spiritual classics THE ALCHEMIST and THE ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: ambition, follow your dream, writer's life, hopes, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual content, life
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
House of Versace (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Based on Wall Street Journal reporter Deborah Ball’s widely-read book "House of Versace: The Untold Story of Genius, Murder, and Survival", the movie brings to light the story of Donatella, who, following the brazen murder of her ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, stylized
Plot: fashion, family business, rise to the top, fashion industry, ambition, workplace, rise and fall, siblings relations, addiction, family relations, life is a bitch, fashion designer ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: usa
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The Golden Era (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 177 min.
Story: The story of writer Xiao Hong comes alive through memories of her great love affair, literary influence and escape from China during World War II.
Style: atmospheric, serious, captivating, psychological, touching ...
Plot: writer's life, love, political unrest, romance, society, family relations, inspiration, couples, rivalry, betrayal, literature, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Hilde (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Germany
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A biography of Hildegard Knef, one of Germany's biggest post-war stars.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: world war two, older man younger woman relationship, musician's life, performer's life, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, rise and fall, showbiz, music, follow your dream, ambition, lifestyle ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Margot (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: At the age of forty Dame Margot Fonteyn is considered to be past her best as a prima ballerina and Ninette de Valois is reducing her roles at the Royal Ballet. Then the exciting young Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev, a recent defector to the West, ...
Style: stylized, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: ballerina, love and romance, dancer's life, disability, couples, ambition, artists and showbiz, ballet, gay man has sex with a woman, homosexual, gay, dancing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Black Butterflies (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, Netherlands, South Africa
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Confronted by Apartheid and a father who was Minister of Censorship, Ingrid Jonker searched for a home, searched for love. With men like Jack Cope and André Brink she found much love, but no home. Later, in his first speech to the South African ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: apartheid, fighting the system, writer's life, parents and children, family relations, estrangement, lifestyle, downfall, society, bittersweet, artists and showbiz, female director ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: south africa, africa, europe, paris france
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40%
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Pasolini (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Italy
Duration: 84 min.
Story: We are with Pasolini during the last hours of his life, as he talks with his beloved family and friends, writes, gives a brutally honest interview, shares a meal with Ninetto Davoli, and cruises for the roughest rough trade in his gun-metal gray ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: gay, artists and showbiz, murder, society, filmmaker, interview, death, restaurant, sex, female full frontal nudity, gay slur, sex in car ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy
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39%
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Anna Nicole (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Voluptuous beauty Anna Nicole Smith marries an elderly millionaire and poses for Playboy, but after her husband's death, her excessive drinking, pill-popping and weight fluctuations take their toll.
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating, sexy
Plot: playboy, rise and fall, celebrity, starlet, rising to stardom, ambition, desire for fame, celebrity culture, drug addiction, posing nude, photo shoot, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Hitler: A Film from Germany (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: West Germany, France, UK
Duration: 442 min.
Story: Documentary film that examines the rise and fall of the Third Reich, incorporating puppetry, rear-screen projection, and a Wagnerian score into a singular epic vision. The director, who grew up under Nazi tyranny, ruminates on good and evil and the ...
Style: experimental, contemplative, suspense, thought provoking, biting ...
Plot: megalomaniac, anti semitism, dehumanization, world war two, society, ambition, unfulfillment, against humanity, life is a bitch, rise and fall, downfall, social decay ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, prussia, east germany, bavaria
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story is a made-for-TV film starring Australian actress Poppy Montgomery. The film, which was shot in B.C. Canada locations altered to look like British locations, details the journey of struggling single mother ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: multiple sclerosis, rising to stardom, writer's life, family relations, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, ambition, single parent, ends with biographical notes, school, single mother, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 80s
Place: england, london, europe
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38%
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Gods (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Set in communist Poland of the 80s the movie depicts early career of cardio surgeon Zbigniew Religa.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: politics, heart transplant, operation, doctors and patients, ambition, rise to the top, power relations, surgeon, doctor, hospital, clinic, death ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1987, year 1985
Place: poland
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38%
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Last Call (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Renowned writer F. Scott Fitzgerald is living the last months of his life with his youthful secretary, confidant, and protégé who later wrote a memoir of their time together.
Style: clever, serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: prodigy, life is a bitch, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, couples, ambition, love and romance, mental illness, showbiz, split personality, terminal illness, family problems ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Hendrix (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Biography of rock star Jimi Hendrix chronicles his early career, including a stint with Little Richard who fired him for getting too flamboyant, to his tragic failure.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, gloomy
Plot: musician's life, ambition, rising to stardom, prodigy, music band, tragic hero, drug abuse, life is a bitch, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, hotshot hero, overdose ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.7
 639
Paradise Found (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, Australia, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Paradise Found is a biography about the painter Paul Gauguin. Focusing on his personal conflict between citizen life and his family life and the art scene in Frane. In an incredible imagery montage Gauguin manages to make a successful living in the ...
Style: realistic, serious, scenic, contemplative
Plot: obsessive quest, lifestyle, ambition, prodigy, survival, obsession, love affair, tragic love, destiny, life is a bitch, love and romance, tragic hero ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1890s
Place: paris france, tahiti, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Heleno (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Brazil
Duration: 116 min.
Story: José Henrique Fonseca crafts an ambitious and long overdue homage to a central icon in Brazil’s 20th century history. Reminiscent of film noir classics, the biopic tells the glorious and tragic story of the legendary football striker Heleno de ...
Style: stylized, psychological, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: athlete's life, lifestyle, ambition, rise and fall, drug abuse, bad attitude, couples, sport, womanizer, life is a bitch, rivalry, sport team ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1950s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
House with a Turret (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ukraine
Duration: 80 min.
Story: During the final winter of WWII, as displaced persons return to their former homes in the Soviet Union, an 8-year-old boy is left alone when his mother dies en route.
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: orphan, on the road, society, life is a bitch, youth, human nature, wartime life, little boy, world war two, death of mother, down on your luck, coming of age ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%