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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, illness, art, politics, poet, university, artist, peasant, insomnia, culture, dispute, money problems, creativity, friend, death of father, literature, language, love interest, hunting, hunter, forest, identity ...
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 realistic, serious, stylized and touching films with plots about friendship, artist, friend, flashback, artists and showbiz, art and death mostly in Biography, Drama and Music genres. Some movies like The Life of Aleksis Kivi: Cezanne and I (2016), Poet and Muse (1978), Pandemonium (2000), Diary for My Children (1984), A Quiet Passion (2016). 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, schoolyard, boat, novelist, portrait, art, painter, flashback, painting, portrait painting, seaside, end of friendship ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1860s, 1870s, 1890s
Place: south of france, paris france
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95%
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: muse, poet, artist, alcohol, love triangle, dysfunctional marriage, inspiration, jealousy, poetry, husband wife relationship, drinking, marriage ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 1920s
Place: finland
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77%
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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: serious, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: friendship, addiction, politics, betrayal, drug abuse, musician's life, prodigy, palaces castles and temples, tragic hero, writer's life, rise and fall, infidelity ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1800s
Place: england, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: factory, engineer, old man, unhappiness, diary, hungarian, aunt niece relationship, male female relationship, banned, brother sister relationship, childhood, old woman ...
Time: 1950s, 1930s, 1940s, year 1947
Place: moscow russia, eastern europe, budapest hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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: poet, recluse, marriage, anger, camera, father daughter relationship, singer, dancing, tea, crying man, wedding, horse and carriage ...
Time: 19th century
Place: massachusetts
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57%
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, painting, painter, obsession, artist
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: serious, clever, realistic, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: writer's life, introspection, marriage proposal, countryside, looking for love, singleness, wooing, love and romance, society, couples, rich and poor, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe, london, britain
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47%
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: surreal, serious, stylized, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: suicide, nationalism, gay, obsession, friendship, rebellion, radical, emperor, writer's life, friends, coup d'etat, patriotism ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: japan, mount fuji
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: belief, arctic, death, love, revenge, reindeer, loneliness, nature, prophecy, childbirth, blindness, curse ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, slave trader, flashback, poet
Place: africa
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44%
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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, surrealism, student, political unrest, romance, writer's life, buddies, coming of age, state affairs, spanish civil war ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, morocco, italy ...
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42%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: working class, assassination plot, publisher, poor, lower class, russian revolution, marriage ceremony, ink, class struggle, bomb, marriage, teacher ...
Time: year 1917, turn of the century, year 1938, 1900s, year 1918 ...
Place: russia, finland, st. petersburg russia
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42%
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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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, shaving, birth, museum, diary, sidewalk cafe, tarot, cruelty ...
Place: paris france, tokyo
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Savage Messiah (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The film fictionalizes the real relationship between French sculptor Henri Gaudier and Polish writer Sophie Brzeska, twenty years his senior, who came to Paris, she says, for its “creative atmosphere.”
Plot: art, sculptor, love, artist, female full frontal nudity, bohemian, frenchman, poverty, world war one, cigar smoking, steam train, tragic event
Place: france, paris france
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41%
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Seraphine (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The tragic story of French naïve painter Séraphine Louis aka Séraphine de Senlis (1864-1942), a humble servant who becomes a gifted self-taught painter. Discovered by prominent critic and collector William Uhde, she came to prominence between the ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: master and servant, artist, nun, painting, german, homosexual, village, artists and showbiz, downfall, social differences, mental illness, optimism ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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August (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 175 min.
Story: A portrait of Swedish writer August Strindberg.
Plot: poet, playwright, novelist
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: serious, stylized, realistic, uplifting
Audience: girls' night
Plot: single parent, culture clash, artists and showbiz, family relations, parents and children, college, horse and carriage, nickname, kiss, baby, reading, flashback ...
Time: 20th century, year 1918, 1890s, 1910s, 1930s ...
Place: japan, asia, medical school, pasadena california, maine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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%
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: friendship, epilepsy, friend, party, alcohol, love, female nudity, singing, musician, jazz, drugs, record company ...
Time: 1960s
Place: helsinki finland
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36%
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Bombal (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 81 min.
Story: María Luisa Bombal is an underground writer in the early twenties trying to reconcile her passionate and very sexual lifestyle with her life as a socialite among Santiago's very conservative elite.
Plot: literature, female full frontal nudity, prison, artist, infidelity, gay husband, open marriage, fictional biography, suicide attempt, cuckold, painter, gay sex ...
Time: 1930s
Place: chile, santiago chile, santiago de chile
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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: president, prostitute, corruption, catholic, forest, teen rebel, anti establishment, teacher, friend, university, flashback, library ...
Time: 1960s, 1950s
Place: southeast asia, indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, restaurant, friend, friendship, alcohol, interview, friendship between men, party, celebrity, rags to riches, music industry, pop music ...
Time: 1960s
Place: finland
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34%
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, clever, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, playwright, gay, prodigy, writer's life, lgbt, gay relationship, rebelliousness, tragic love, artists and showbiz, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 1950s, year 1967 ...
Place: england, europe, morocco, australia, brighton ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: drug abuse, friendship, overdose, basketball, graffiti, sex, drug addiction, heroin, painting, creativity, urban, rise and fall ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1981
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: serious, bleak, emotional, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: pope, catholic church, politics, clergy, human spirit, idealism, church, rebelliousness, anti semitism, genocide, holocaust, political unrest ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: poland, europe, germany, rome italy, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: serious, emotional, gloomy, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: drowning, coffin, loneliness, poet, friendship, fall in love, mentally challenged, adolescence, single parent, social misfits, writer's life, forbidden love ...
Time: 70s
Place: yorkshire, moscow russia, england, paris france, buckingham palace
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Miracle Worker (1962)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true story of the frightening, lonely world of silence and darkness of 7-year-old Helen Keller who, since infancy, has never seen the sky, heard her mother's voice or expressed her innermost feelings. Then Annie Sullivan, a 20-year-old ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: mute or deaf, disability, teacher, tutor, railway station, institution, tantrum, struggle, human spirit, social misfits, dedicated educator, education ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: alabama, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 2K
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: serious, captivating, realistic, psychological, romanticism
Plot: poetry, poet, writer's life, artists and showbiz, prodigy, society, family problems, male nudity, pubic hair, singing, female full frontal nudity, friendship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, italy, rome italy, naples italy, florence italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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