Movies like Genius

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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, genius, writers, book, 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, life and loneliness 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, emotional, serious, captivating, intellectual ...
Plot: aging, love, alzheimer's disease, writer's life, couple relations, understanding, love of one's life, life & death, character study, loneliness, terminal illness, virginity ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 90s, 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, funeral pyre, tuberculosis, coughing blood, long distance relationship, statue, beaten up, newspaper article ...
Time: 1910s
Place: england, india
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100%
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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, storytelling, courage, life philosophy, self discovery, genius, life is a bitch, family relations ...
Time: 1960s
Place: england
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72%
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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, 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, california
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67%
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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, tournament, competition, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, family, illness, parent child relationship, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 1960s, year 1962, year 1989
Place: brighton, england
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63%
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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: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: tuberculosis, mathematics, terminal illness, romance, young lovers, hopes, wedding, atomic bomb, 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
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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, 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, new jersey
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58%
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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, serious, sincere, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: homosexuality, obsession, gay relationship, writer's life, prison, hypocrisy, courtroom drama, gays and lesbians, coming out, society, couples, rise and fall ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era
Place: england, europe, ireland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: prohibition, alcohol, filmmaking, hotel, drugs/alcohol, writer's life, verbal byplay, friendship, addiction, rise and fall, romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, rise to the top, ambition, dialogue driven, technology, computers and web, friendship, father daughter relationship, fired from the job, inventions and discoveries, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 1990s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, sincere, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: prodigy, insanity, teacher, mental institution, book, writer's life, artists and showbiz, hopes, misfit, human spirit, wrongfully committed, misdiagnosed ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new zealand, paris france, london
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54%
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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: sentimental, touching, emotional, suspense, motivational ...
Plot: adoption, missing child, poverty, courage, childhood, train, survival, loneliness, destiny, little boy, memory, mother son reunion ...
Time: year 1986, 2010s
Place: india, australia, melbourne
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49%
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, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, correspondence, romance, human nature, fall in love, love and romance, couples, friends, writer's life, couple relations, hopes, book ...
Time: 1950s, 1960s, 20th century, 40s, 50s ...
Place: england, london, new york, europe, usa
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49%
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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: serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: artist, infidelity, painting, jazz, addiction, rise and fall, success, falling in love, relationship problems, alcohol abuse, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1950s, 1940s ...
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, long island
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48%
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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, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: cooking and food, cooking, cookbook, supportive spouse, self fulfillment, writer's life, couple relations, life changing experience, blogger, obsession, husband wife relationship, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 40s, 50s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: france, europe, new york, usa, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, semi serious, thought provoking, realistic ...
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 ⇓
45%
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, serious, witty, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, writer's life, urban, artists and showbiz, friends, partners, buddies, mysterious character, human nature, artist, listener, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, harvard university, manhattan new york city ...
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45%
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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: 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, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, puerto rico ...
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43%
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, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: romance, friendship, fall in love, writer's life, artists and showbiz, friends, hopes, love and romance, couples, introspection, couple relations, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: texas, louisiana, usa, new mexico, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, serious, sincere, realistic, intellectual ...
Plot: journalism, loneliness, writer's life, artists and showbiz, media, existentialism, depression, suicide, book, friendship, death, dog ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1996, 1990s
Place: usa, minneapolis minnesota, mcdonald's restaurant, illinois, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, cerebral, touching, realistic ...
Plot: mental illness, mathematics, prodigy, paranoia, obsession, genius, schizophrenia, inventions and discoveries, mentally unstable, imagination, mathematician, insanity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 70s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts, campus, stockholm sweden ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, serious, bleak, clever, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, losing-it hero, drugs/alcohol, urban, rock, social misfits, assassination attempt, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, deadly, misfit, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, serious, sentimental, realistic, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, rabbit, artist, painting, first love, fall in love, writer's life, forbidden love, friends, love and romance, couple relations, siblings relations ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, turn of the century, edwardian era ...
Place: england, london, europe, san francisco
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39%
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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: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, talky ...
Plot: terminal illness, reconciliation, cancer, death, baby, pregnancy, family life, self discovery, parents and children, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.3
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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, serious, realistic, erotic ...
Plot: bohemian, love triangle, writer's life, romance, strong sexual content, couple relations, lesbian interest, polyamory, gay, urban, sexual relations, fondling ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: europe, paris france
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38%
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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, sincere, serious ...
Plot: politics, leadership, female politician, prime minister, political leader, golden years, alzheimer's disease, feminism, husband wife relationship, stubbornness, multiple time frames, life & death ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 80s, 90s, 20th century ...
Place: england, argentina, london, europe
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36%
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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, sincere, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: romance, writer's life, crumbling marriage, couple relations, infidelity, parents and children, artists and showbiz, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, family relations, family life ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, british history, destiny, state affairs, speech, radio, disability, historical character, treatment, doctors and patients ...
Time: 1930s, 40s, pre world war two, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: england, britain, buckingham palace, europe, scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Chelsea Walls (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: This movie tells five stories set in a single day at the famed Chelsea Hotel in New York City, involving an ensemble cast of some 30-35 characters.
Style: touching, serious, talky, gloomy, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hotel, musician's life, urban, writer's life, human nature, looking for love, addiction, down on your luck, nightlife, artists and showbiz, city life, mentally unstable ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, minneapolis minnesota ...
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33%