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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 Thomas Wolfe falls into his hands, Perkins is convinced he has discovered a literary genius. Together the two men set out to work on a version for publication and a seemingly endless struggle over every single phrase ensues. During this process, Perkins the gentle family man and Wolfe the eccentric author become close – a relationship eyed with suspicion by their wives. When ‘Look Homeward, Angel’ becomes a resounding success, the writer grows increasingly paranoid.
Style: intellectual, melancholic, talky, inspirational, touching, entertaining, breathtaking, reflective, cerebral, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: novelist, genius, writers, book, eccentricity, creativity, unlikely friendships, destiny, obsession, mentor, writer's life, life philosophy, storytelling, classic car, period piece, relationships, brutality, drinking, husband wife conflict, theater, daughter, gun, jazz, train, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1930s
Place: usa, new jersey, new york

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, talky, serious and melancholic films with plots about mentor, storytelling, catastrophe, destiny, runaway, life and creativity mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like Genius: The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015), Hawking (2004), Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993), Lion (2016), RKO 281 (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Growing up poor in Madras, India, Srinivasa Ramanujan Iyengar earns admittance to Cambridge University during WWI, where he becomes a pioneer in mathematical theories with the guidance of his professor, G.H. Hardy.
Style: dramatic, intellectual, cerebral, reflective, touching ...
Plot: mathematician, indian lead, doctor, mathematics, prejudice, misdiagnosed, chalkboard, cambridge university, ends with historical notes, year 1914, husband wife relationship, hallucination ...
Time: 1910s
Place: england, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 5K
Hawking (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of Professor Stephen Hawking's early years is told for the first time in a major drama for BBC Two.It is 1963, and our young cosmologist celebrates his 21st birthday. At the party is a new friend, Jane Wilde - there is a strong ...
Style: inspirational, sentimental, emotional, dramatic, reflective ...
Plot: destiny, science, husband wife relationship, physicist, disability, storytelling, courage, life philosophy, self discovery, genius, life is a bitch, family relations ...
Time: 1960s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer.
Style: uplifting, touching, inspirational, intellectual, clever ...
Audience: kids
Plot: prodigy, chess, child prodigy, contests and competitions, genius, parents and children, mentor, supportive parent, human spirit, competition, tournament, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 8.1
 168K
Lion (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, motivational, dramatic ...
Plot: adoption, missing child, childhood, poverty, family, missing person, train, survival, courage, mentor, loneliness, solitude ...
Time: year 1986, 2010s
Place: india, australia, melbourne
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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When Did You Last See Your Father? (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The story of a son's conflicting memories of his dying father.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, hospital, infidelity, memory, confrontation, terminal illness, reconciliation, parents and children, illness, parent child relationship, family, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 1960s, year 1962, year 1989
Place: brighton, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 7.1
 5K
RKO 281 (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A film about the making of Citizen Kane. Orson Welles produces his greatest film, Citizen Kane, despite the opposition of the film's de facto subject, William Randolph Hearst.
Style: talky, serious, atmospheric, realistic, clever ...
Plot: director, filmmaking, obsession, movie business, bankruptcy, ego clash, fighting the system, media, society, artists and showbiz, rise and fall, showbiz ...
Time: 1940s
Place: wisconsin, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.2
 135K
Steve Jobs (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.
Style: serious, factual, clever, talky, melancholic ...
Plot: prodigy, apple computer, computers and web, rise to the top, ambition, dialogue driven, inventions and discoveries, technology, friendship, father daughter relationship, fired from the job, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 1990s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.0
 1K
Cross Creek (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The portrait of a woman who, at the edge of survival, found a world of meaning.
Style: realistic, touching, uplifting, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: writer's life, couple relations, creek, wilderness, master and servant, journalism, human nature, isolation, artists and showbiz, family relations, power relations, lifestyle ...
Time: 1930s, 80s
Place: florida, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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The King's Speech (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The King's Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit ...
Style: uplifting, serious, talky, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: royal family, friendship, queen, destiny, state affairs, disability, doctors and patients, speech, head of state, radio, historical character, unsupportive parent ...
Time: 1930s, 40s, 30s, pre world war two, 20th century ...
Place: england, britain, europe, scotland, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: At Princeton University, John Nash struggles to make a worthwhile contribution to serve as his legacy to the world of mathematics. He finally makes a revolutionary breakthrough that will eventually earn him the Nobel Prize. After graduate school he ...
Style: psychological, captivating, touching, cerebral, realistic ...
Plot: mental illness, prodigy, paranoia, mathematics, obsession, genius, inventions and discoveries, mentally unstable, imagination, insanity, hallucinations, schizophrenia ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 70s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts, campus, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.9
 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The End of the Tour (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace, which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace's groundbreaking epic novel, 'Infinite Jest.'
Style: talky, sincere, serious, realistic, intellectual ...
Plot: loneliness, journalism, writer's life, artists and showbiz, media, existentialism, depression, suicide, book, friendship, death, dog ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1996
Place: usa, mcdonald's restaurant, illinois, minneapolis minnesota, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.0
 92K
Julie & Julia (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Julia Child and Julie Powell – both of whom wrote memoirs – find their lives intertwined. Though separated by time and space, both women are at loose ends... until they discover that with the right combination of passion, fearlessness and ...
Style: feel good, sweet, light, inspirational, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: cooking and food, cooking, cookbook, supportive spouse, obsession, self fulfillment, writer's life, couple relations, life changing experience, chef, blogger, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 40s, 50s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: france, europe, new york, usa, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.8
 67K
Hitchcock (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Hitchcock follows the relationship between director Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma Reville during the making of his most famous film "Psycho" - and the trials and tribulations the director faced from Hollywood censors.
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: showbiz, obsession, hollywood, filmmaking, director, jealousy, couple relations, movie business, wife husband relationship, artists and showbiz, marriage, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, year 1959, 1950s ...
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Dorothy Parker remembers the heyday of the Algonquin Round Table, a circle of friends whose barbed wit, like hers, was fueled by alcohol and flirted with despair.
Style: witty, talky, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: prohibition, alcohol, filmmaking, hotel, writer's life, drugs/alcohol, verbal byplay, friendship, addiction, rise and fall, romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
An Angel at My Table (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: New Zealand, Australia, UK, USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Janet Frame grows up in a poor family. She is different than the other kids. She is considered abnormal and locked away in a mental institution for eight years. Everything changes when she starts writing books.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: prodigy, insanity, mental institution, teacher, book, writer's life, artists and showbiz, hopes, misfit, human spirit, wrongfully committed, misdiagnosed ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new zealand, paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.6
 21K
Mr. Church (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A unique friendship develops when a little girl and her dying mother inherit a cook - Mr. Church. What begins as an arrangement that should only last six months, instead spans fifteen years.
Style: sentimental, compassionate, emotional, melancholic, sad ...
Plot: friendship, family, life philosophy, relationships, cooking, family bonds, terminal illness, book, destiny, idealism, loneliness, love story ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Social Network (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room as a small site among ...
Style: realistic, talky, clever, serious, intellectual ...
Plot: computers and web, rise to the top, ambition, inventions and discoveries, programmer, social relations, ego clash, college, computer genius, obsession, corporate world, millionaire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s
Place: usa, california, harvard university, massachusetts, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 6.4
 1K
Pinero (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: "Piñero" tells the story of the explosive life of a Latino icon, the poet-playwright-actor Miguel Piñero, whose urban poetry is recognized as a pre-cursor to rap and hip-hop. After doing time in hard-core Sing-Sing for petty thefts and ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, social misfits, writer's life, rise and fall, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, human nature, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, puerto rico, lower east side manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.1
 16K
Iris (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: True story of the lifelong romance between novelist Iris Murdoch and her husband John Bayley, from their student days through her battle with Alzheimer's disease.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, intellectual ...
Plot: aging, love, writer's life, alzheimer's disease, virginity, mental illness, understanding, lesbian, couple relations, new love, photographic memory, love of one's life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Coco Before Chanel (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Story: 2009 biopic about the early life of Coco Chanel. Several years after leaving the orphanage, to which her father never returned for her, Gabrielle Chanel finds herself working in a provincial bar both. She's both a seamstress for the performers ...
Style: stylized, factual, sexy, inspirational, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fashion, feminism, rise to the top, fashion designer, gender, ambition, relationship vs career, designer, social climbing, loss of loved one, lifestyle, horse ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 20th century, 1910s, 1920s ...
Place: france, europe, paris france, england, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
My Dinner with Andre (1981)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory, apparently playing themselves, share their lives over the course of an evening meal at a restaurant.
Style: talky, clever, semi serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: restaurant, buddies, introspection, friends, writer's life, starting over, haunted by the past, artists and showbiz, hopes, existentialism, philosophy, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.0
 26K
Miss Potter (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA, Isle Of Man
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story of Beatrix Potter, the author of the beloved and best-selling children's book, "The Tale of Peter Rabbit", and her struggle for love, happiness and success.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, rabbit, forbidden love, artist, painting, first love, fall in love, writer's life, friends, love and romance, couple relations, siblings relations ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era, turn of the century ...
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Last Time I Committed Suicide (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Neal Cassady is living the beat life during the 1940s, working at The Tire Yard and and philandering around town. However, he has visions of a happy life with kids and a white picket fence. When his girlfried, Joan, tries to kill herself he gets ...
Style: talky, atmospheric, semi serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: on the road, friendship, writer's life, buddies, romance, self discovery, friends, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, couples, nightshift, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: colorado, usa, mexico, new mexico, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.4
 93K
The Iron Lady (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A look at the life of Margaret Thatcher, the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, with a focus on the price she paid for power.
Style: touching, thought provoking, factual, serious, sincere ...
Plot: politics, leadership, female politician, prime minister, political leader, golden years, feminism, alzheimer's disease, husband wife relationship, stubbornness, multiple time frames, life & death ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 80s, 90s, 20th century ...
Place: england, argentina, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.0
 25K
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: serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: artist, infidelity, painting, jazz, addiction, rise and fall, falling in love, relationship problems, success, alcohol abuse, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1950s, year 1949 ...
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 8.3
 23K
Temple Grandin (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of top scientists in humane livestock handling.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, inspirational, compassionate ...
Plot: against the odds, human spirit, autism, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, scientist, inventions and discoveries, disability, mentally challenged, ambition, panic attack, genius ...
Time: 20th century, year 1975, year 1962, year 1981, year 1970 ...
Place: new hampshire, usa, boston, arizona, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Luzhin Defence (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Based upon the novel by Vladimir Nabokov, a chess grandmaster travels to Italy in the 1920s to play in a tournament and falls in love.
Style: atmospheric, sincere, touching, melancholic, intellectual ...
Plot: chess, prodigy, obsession, mentally unstable, supportive spouse, contests and competitions, ambition, genius, love story, eccentricity, loneliness, relationships ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.1
 15K
Infamous (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: While researching his book In Cold Blood, writer Truman Capote develops a close relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith.
Style: talky, serious, tense, witty, realistic ...
Plot: writer's life, obsession, murder, friendship, investigation, execution, hanging, respect, newspaper, homosexual, singer, death penalty ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s
Place: kansas, usa, mexico, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.1
 2K
Infinity (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Story of the early life of genius and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: tuberculosis, mathematics, terminal illness, romance, young lovers, hopes, atomic bomb, wedding, love of one's life, love and romance, college, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: new mexico, new york, usa, new orleans, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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