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The Life of Aleksis Kivi (2001)
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The Life of Aleksis Kivi (2001)
Original name: Aleksis Kiven elämä
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Aleksis Kivi (1834-1872) was a Finnish author who wrote the first significant novel in the Finnish language, "Seven Brothers/Seitsemän veljestä". Although Kivi was among the very earliest authors of prose and lyrics in Finnish language, he is still considered one of the greatest of them all.
Plot: nature, mental breakdown, student, friendship, hunter, illness, art, politics, poet, university, artist, peasant, insomnia, culture, dispute, money problems, cottage, lower class, creativity, friend, death of father, literature, language, love interest, hunting ...
Time: 1870s, 1850s, 1860s, 19th century, 1800s
Place: finland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, stylized and melancholic films with plots about friendship, friend, artist, poetry, death, poet and flashback mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like The Life of Aleksis Kivi: Cezanne and I (2016), Poet and Muse (1978), Pandemonium (2000), Diary for My Children (1984), Van Gogh: Painted with Words (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Cezanne and I (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: They loved each other with the ardor of thirteen-year-old boys. Rebellion and curiosity, hopes and doubts, girls and dreams of glory – they shared it all. Paul was rich, Emile poor. They went skinny-dipping, drank absinthe, starved, only to ...
Plot: friendship, female full frontal nudity, bare breasts, female nudity, train, artist, painter, painting, flashback, portrait painting, end of friendship, seaside ...
Time: 1890s, 1870s, 1860s, 19th century, 1880s
Place: south of france, paris france
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Poet and Muse (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Finland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Semi-fictitious biopic of Finnish poet Eino Leino, made with a large budget to celebrate the 100th anniversary of his birth. The film concentrates on his relationships with first wife Freya Schoultz and later muse, poetess L. Onerva. His friends ...
Plot: alcohol, artist, muse, poet, love triangle, husband wife relationship, marriage, drinking, historical event, poetry, inspiration, dysfunctional marriage ...
Time: 1900s, 1920s, 1910s
Place: finland
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Pandemonium (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Set in England during the early 19th century, Pandaemonium evokes late-1960s America in its depiction of the relationship between Samuel Taylor Coleridge (Linus Roach) and William Wordsworth (John Hannah). Instead of going to Vietnam, Wordsworth ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric
Plot: addiction, friendship, drug abuse, politics, betrayal, unfulfilled love, celebrity culture, love and romance, artists and showbiz, idealism, tragic hero, prodigy ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1800s
Place: france, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Diary for My Children (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A semi-autobiographical story of a young woman's life in Budapest under Stalin.
Plot: mother daughter relationship, flashback, friendship, father daughter relationship, death in childbirth, communist, socialism, hungarian, artist, death of father, newspaper, girl ...
Time: year 1947, 1930s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: moscow russia, budapest hungary, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Van Gogh: Painted with Words (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A drama-documentary presented by Alan Yentob, with Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead role.
Plot: famous painting, art, artist, obsession, painting, painter
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
A Quiet Passion (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Belgium, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The story of American poet Emily Dickinson from her early days as a young schoolgirl to her later years as a reclusive, unrecognized artist.
Plot: recluse, poet, fear, kiss, father daughter relationship, dancing, photographer, anger, cross, husband wife relationship, apology, camera ...
Time: 19th century
Place: massachusetts
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55%
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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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Miss Austen Regrets (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An outwardly confident but unmarried woman on the verge of her fortieth birthday reflects on her past suitors and the choices she once made while attempting to help her marriage minded niece choose between a number of potential suitors in this tale ...
Style: clever, serious, stylized, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couples, wooing, eligible bachelor, proposal, looking for love, arranged marriage, maid, wedding preparations and rituals, rich and poor, family relations, siblings relations, writer's life ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, london, europe, britain
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47%
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Little Ashes (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: About the young life and loves of artist Salvador Dalí, filmmaker Luis Buñuel and writer Federico García Lorca.
Style: atmospheric, serious, factual, exciting, tense ...
Plot: friendship, poet, friends, political unrest, surrealism, student, coming of age, romance, writer's life, state affairs, buddies, spanish civil war ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, italy, paris france ...
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46%
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A fictional account of the life of Japanese author Yukio Mishima told in four parts. The first three parts relate events in three of his novels: The temple of the Golden Pavilion, Kyoko's House, and Runaway Horses. The last part depicts the ...
Style: stylized, serious, atmospheric, surreal, realistic ...
Plot: rebellion, obsession, friendship, radical, emperor, gay, suicide, nationalism, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, hostages, love affair ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: japan, mount fuji
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45%
My Life and Times With Antonin Artaud (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: May, 1946, in Paris young poet Jacques Prevel meets Antonin Artaud, the actor, artist, and writer just released from a mental asylum. Over ten months, we follow the mad Artaud from his cruel coaching of an actress in his "theatre of ...
Style: melancholic, enigmatic, harsh, cerebral, stylized ...
Plot: death, cancer, poetry, love, drinking, theater, rape, rain, artist, prison, undressing, remorse ...
Place: paris france, tokyo
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44%
A Bride of the Seventh Heaven (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An elderly Nenet woman in teepee on northern Russia's Jamal Peninsula recounts her early life betrothed to a deity for the entertainment of a blind young girl. In the Nenet culture, a girl child can be married to holiest of holies, Num, before ...
Plot: tradition, storytelling, husband wife relationship, marriage, friend, sled, nature, childbirth, blindness, prophecy, reindeer, curse ...
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43%
A Season in Hell (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Biopic about the life of the French poet Arthur Rimbaud.
Plot: poetry, decadence, flashback, slave trader, poet
Place: africa
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41%
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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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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
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Flame Top (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 155 min.
Story: This biographical film celebrates the little-known life of the Finnish novelist and revolutionary Maiju Lassila (Asko Sarkola), born in 1868. Lassila's early years are briefly shown, then the film richly details his active and paradoxically ...
Plot: assassination, death of child, assassination plot, working class, publisher, poor, class struggle, ink, marriage ceremony, bomb, teacher, blood ...
Time: 1900s, year 1917, turn of the century, 1910s, year 1918 ...
Place: st. petersburg russia, russia, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Savage Messiah (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
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Plot: art, sculptor, love, female full frontal nudity, artist, world war one, poverty, bohemian, cigar smoking, frenchman, tragic event, steam train
Place: france, paris france
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 125 min.
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Style: realistic, sincere, stylized, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: nun, painting, artist, homosexual, german, master and servant, downfall, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, optimism, society, anti conformity ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Leonie (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, UK, Australia, Germany, Belgium, USA, Japan, Netherlands
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In the lush tradition of the glorious films of Merchant and Ivory, comes the true life story of Leonie Gilmour (Emily Mortimer), whose life crossed continents, wars and cultures, embodied with courage and passion in search of art and freedom. A ...
Style: uplifting, stylized, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: single parent, artists and showbiz, parents and children, family relations, culture clash, pregnancy, art, kissing, classroom, brother sister relationship, graduate student, carpenter ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 1920s, 1890s, year 1918 ...
Place: japan, asia, new york, mount fuji, maine ...
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Bright Star (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Australia, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In 1818, high-spirited young Fanny Brawne finds herself increasingly intrigued by the handsome but aloof poet John Keats, who lives next door to her family friends the Dilkes. After reading a book of his poetry, she finds herself even more drawn to ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: poet, letter, romance, tragic love, love and romance, couple relations, love affair, couples, poetry, death, obsession, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1810s
Place: england, europe, rome italy, london, australia
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38%
Love Records: Anna mulle Lovee (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Finland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The rise and fall of Love Records record label in 1960s and 1970s Finland.
Style: based on true events
Plot: sex scene, stage, illness, business, musician, singing, love, drugs, female nudity, jazz, hospital, rock music ...
Time: 1960s
Place: helsinki finland
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38%
Ragged Life of Juice Leskinen (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Biopic of Finnish singer and songwriter, Juice Leskinen.
Plot: rock band, rock music, musician
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
From a Far Country (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, UK, Poland
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The film is a biography of Pope John Paul II. It starts in 1926 when the boy Karol Wojtila was celebrating Christmas with his father in Poland. Some years later Nazi Germany attacks Poland and invades the country while Wojtila seeks refuge at the ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: politics, catholic church, pope, confined, against humanity, human spirit, political unrest, church, religions or cults, rebelliousness, society, forgery ...
Time: 70s, 40s, 60s, 50s, 30s ...
Place: poland, germany, europe, rome italy, warsaw poland
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36%
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A Few People, a Little Time (2005)
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: homosexual, blindness, blind woman, journal, odd couple, inspiration, poet, poetry, friend, friendship
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35%
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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 ...
Plot: demonstration, mountain climbing, oppression, idealism, president, holocaust, anti establishment, political activist, communist, love triangle, chinese, teenage boy ...
Time: 1960s, 1950s
Place: indonesia, southeast asia
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35%
Prick Up Your Ears (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Stephen Frears directs this biographical drama focusing on controversial British playwright Joe Orton, revealed in flashback after his murder by lover Kenneth Halliwell. Born in 1933 in Leicester, in the English Midlands, John 'Joe' Orton ...
Style: witty, tense, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, playwright, gay, couples, artists and showbiz, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment, couple relations, crimes, love and romance, writer's life, unsuccessful ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1967, year 1964 ...
Place: england, europe, brighton, australia, morocco ...
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Leopardi (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A luminously beautiful biopic of the celebrated eighteenth-century Italian poet, essayist and philosopher Giacomo Leopardi, who created immortal verse whilst struggling with a debilitating illness.
Style: psychological, captivating, serious, realistic, romanticism
Plot: poet, poetry, artists and showbiz, writer's life, society, prodigy, family problems, nightmare, passport, opera, church, letter ...
Time: 19th century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, naples italy, florence italy ...
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33%
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Stevie (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Portrayal of British poet/author Stevie Smith and her life with her beloved aunt through direct dialogue with the audience by Stevie, as well as flashbacks, and narration by a friend. The movie mainly focuses on her relationship with her aunt, ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, poet, coffin, drowning, loneliness, social misfits, workplace situations, writer's life, life is a bitch, hopes, family relations, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s
Place: buckingham palace, moscow russia, england, paris france, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Rose of the Rascal (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Finland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The life of Irwin Goodman, a Finnish singer.
Plot: singer, friend, friendship between men, friendship, restaurant, interview, alcohol, party, rags to riches, musician, celebrity, music industry ...
Time: 1960s
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 18K
Basquiat (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Director Julian Schnabel illustrates the portrait of his friend, the first African-American pop artist Jean-Michel Basquiat who unfortunately died at a young age and just as he was beginning to make a name for himself in the art world. Alongside the ...
Style: stylized, rough, sexy, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: drug abuse, friendship, basketball, overdose, heroin, painting, graffiti, sex, drug addiction, self discovery, rise and fall, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1981
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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