Movies like Genius 2016

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Genius (2016)
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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, book, genius, writers, eccentricity, creativity, unlikely friendships, destiny, obsession, mentor, writer's life, life philosophy, storytelling, classic car, period piece, relationships, brutality, drinking, train, gun, jazz, theater, daughter, husband wife relationship, husband wife conflict ...
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, melancholic, talky and serious films with plots about mentor, storytelling, catastrophe, life philosophy, destiny, greed and runaway mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like Genius: Iris (2001), The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015), Hawking (2004), RKO 281 (1999), Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, intellectual, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Plot: aging, love, alzheimer's disease, understanding, writer's life, couple relations, love of one's life, virginity, lesbian, life & death, character study, loneliness ...
Time: 90s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: england, europe
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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, doctor, indian lead, mathematics, prejudice, chalkboard, cambridge university, newspaper article, funeral pyre, tuberculosis, walking in the rain, man in a wheelchair ...
Time: 1910s
Place: england, india
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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, genius, storytelling, courage, life philosophy, self discovery, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1960s
Place: england
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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, realistic, atmospheric, stylized, serious ...
Plot: filmmaking, bankruptcy, director, obsession, movie business, media, rise and fall, lifestyle, showbiz, society, ego clash, power of media ...
Time: 1940s
Place: wisconsin, new jersey, california
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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, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, coming of age, hospital, terminal illness, reconciliation, confrontation, memory, love and romance, writer's life, couples, youth, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, year 1989, year 1962, 1960s
Place: brighton, england
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60%
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: touching, uplifting, inspirational, intellectual, clever ...
Audience: kids
Plot: prodigy, chess, child prodigy, contests and competitions, genius, supportive parent, parents and children, human spirit, mentor, competition, tournament, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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59%
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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, realistic, captivating, sincere, serious ...
Plot: homosexuality, obsession, hypocrisy, courtroom drama, gay relationship, writer's life, prison, gays and lesbians, love and romance, society, rise and fall, ambition ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era
Place: england, europe, ireland, london
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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, serious, atmospheric, uplifting ...
Plot: journalism, wilderness, power relations, master and servant, artists and showbiz, writer's life, family relations, couple relations, lifestyle, isolation, human nature, creek ...
Time: 1930s, 80s
Place: florida, usa, new york, new jersey
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57%
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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, ambition, rise to the top, dialogue driven, computers and web, technology, friendship, father daughter relationship, inventions and discoveries, fired from the job, computer ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, california
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56%
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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: realistic, sincere, serious, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: terminal illness, couples, romance, love and romance, couple relations, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, hopes, introspection, young lovers, love of one's life, mathematics ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 40s, 30s, 1930s ...
Place: new mexico, new york, usa, new orleans, albuquerque new mexico
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56%
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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, motivational, compassionate, emotional ...
Plot: adoption, missing child, poverty, childhood, train, courage, survival, loneliness, destiny, little boy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mother son reunion ...
Time: year 1986, 2010s
Place: india, australia, melbourne
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54%
84 Charing Cross Road (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a humorous script-reader in her New York apartment sees an ad in the Saturday Review of Literature for a bookstore in London that does mail order, she begins a very special correspondence and friendship with Frank Doel, the bookseller who works ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, correspondence, romance, platonic, hopes, couple relations, friends, writer's life, love and romance, human nature, fall in love, couples ...
Time: 1950s, 1960s, 50s, 60s, 40s ...
Place: london, england, new york, europe, usa
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51%
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: touching, uplifting, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: insanity, teacher, mental institution, prodigy, book, treatment, social awkwardness, misfit, lifestyle, coping, human spirit, writer's life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new zealand, paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, clever, captivating, cynical ...
Plot: filmmaking, prohibition, alcohol, addiction, friendship, hotel, drug abuse, infidelity, couples, downfall, family problems, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 40s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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50%
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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, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: cooking and food, cooking, cookbook, self fulfillment, supportive spouse, couple relations, life changing experience, writer's life, chef, blogger, obsession, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 50s, 21st century, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: france, new york, europe, usa, manhattan new york city ...
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47%
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, thought provoking, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: restaurant, haunted by the past, hopes, friends, writer's life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, introspection, starting over, buddies, existentialism, philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new york, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, mathematics, prodigy, paranoia, genius, obsession, insanity, schizophrenia, hallucinations, inventions and discoveries, mentally unstable, imagination ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 70s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, campus, boston, massachusetts, stockholm sweden ...
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42%
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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: gloomy, realistic, serious, sincere, tense ...
Plot: artist, painting, infidelity, addiction, unfulfillment, supportive spouse, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, artists and showbiz, family problems, weakness, bohemian life ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, new york, long island, greenwich village manhattan new york city
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41%
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The Whole Wide World (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Based on her acclaimed autobiographical book, THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD tells the story of Novalyne Price, an attractive feisty West Texas schoolteacher and her bittersweet, romantic and turbulent relationship with Robert E. Howard, the great pulp ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
Plot: friendship, teacher, romance, introspection, creator, fall in love, couples, love and romance, unfulfilled love, couple relations, artists and showbiz, writer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: texas, louisiana, usa, new mexico, ireland
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40%
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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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, human nature, society, lifestyle, rise and fall, couple relations, life is a bitch, social misfits, ambition, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, lower east side manhattan new york city, puerto rico, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
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39%
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, realistic, sincere, serious, intellectual ...
Plot: loneliness, journalism, media, writer's life, artists and showbiz, existentialism, depression, suicide, book, friendship, death, telephone call ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1996
Place: usa, illinois, minneapolis minnesota, mcdonald's restaurant, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Joe Gould's Secret (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Around 1940, New Yorker staff writer Joe Mitchell meets Joe Gould, a Greenwich Village character who cadges meals, drinks, and contributions to the Joe Gould Fund and who is writing a voluminous Oral History of the World, a record of 20,000 ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, sentimental, witty, serious ...
Plot: friendship, writer's life, artists and showbiz, mysterious character, friends, urban, human nature, partners, listener, buddies, artist, storytelling ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, harvard university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
I Shot Andy Warhol (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Valerie Solanas who was a 1960s radical preaching hatred toward men in her "Scum" manifesto. She wrote a screenplay for a film that she wanted Andy Warhol to produce, but he continued to ignore her. So she shot ...
Style: disturbing, clever, tense, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: radical, obsession, drugs/alcohol, celebrity culture, low lives, social misfits, losing-it hero, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, deadly, breaking point, men hatred ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, realistic, talky, witty ...
Plot: royal family, friendship, queen, radio, historical character, british history, state affairs, disability, treatment, destiny, speech, against the odds ...
Time: 1930s, 40s, pre world war two, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: england, britain, buckingham palace, europe, germany ...
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36%
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Experimenter (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Yale University, 1961. Stanley Milgram designs a psychology experiment that still resonates to this day, in which people think they’re delivering painful electric shocks to an affable stranger strapped into a chair in another room. Despite his ...
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, enigmatic, disturbing ...
Plot: experiment, psychology, couple relations, human nature, workplace, inventions and discoveries, science, electric shock, controversy, insanity, elephant, radical ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1961, 1960s, 1930s
Place: usa, yale university
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35%
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My Life (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: It seems that Bob Jones has everything a man could want, namely a fulfilling job and a beautiful, pregnant wife, Gail. But Bob's life is turned upside-down when he is diagnosed with cancer and given four months to live -- not even enough time ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere, sad ...
Plot: terminal illness, reconciliation, death, pregnancy, self discovery, couple relations, family life, child birth, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, parents and children, cancer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, realistic, talky ...
Plot: politics, leadership, political leader, prime minister, female politician, golden years, feminism, alzheimer's disease, husband wife relationship, multiple time frames, stubbornness, life & death ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 70s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: england, argentina, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, realistic, serious, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, artist, first love, painting, rabbit, artists and showbiz, siblings relations, friends, snobbism, family relations, success, fall in love ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 19th century, 20th century, edwardian era ...
Place: england, london, europe, san francisco
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35%
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Tom & Viv (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The story of the marriage of the poet TS Eliot to socialite Vivienne Haigh-Wood, which had to cope with her gynaeological and emotional problems and his growing fame.
Style: psychological, realistic, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: lifestyle, crumbling marriage, couple relations, love and romance, parents and children, unfulfillment, romance, writer's life, artists and showbiz, honeymoon, couples, infidelity ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london, california
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34%
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Henry & June (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 136 min.
Story: While traveling in Paris, author Henry Miller and his wife, June, meet Anais Nin, and sexual sparks fly as Nin starts an affair with the openly bisexual June. When June is forced to return to the U.S., she gives Nin her blessing to sleep with her ...
Style: sexual, sexy, realistic, serious, erotic ...
Plot: love triangle, bohemian, writer's life, romance, love affair, couples, strong sexual content, urban, lifestyle, womanizer, sexual relations, love and romance ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: europe, paris france
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34%