Movies like Francisca

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Francisca (1981)
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Francisca (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Portugal
Duration: 166 min.
Story: The life of a young man, son of an English officer who lets himself become a prisoner of love resulting in fatalism and disgrace.
Plot: officer, philosophy, farm, mirror, historical event, letter, fever, coffee shop, doomed love
Time: 1850s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, gloomy and psychological films with plots about historical event, male nudity, female nudity, mirror, politics, couples and obsession mostly in Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Francisca: Public Enemy Bukharin (1991), Evenings (1989), John and the Missus (1987), Curtin (2007), Tail Gunner Joe (1977). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Public Enemy Bukharin (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Soviet Union, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Plot: brutality, historical event, stalinism, bolshevik, elimination, repression, year 1936
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Evenings (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The dark, odd humor of Frits, a somewhat lost young man in his early 20s, who still lives at home and can't seem to make the leap to full adulthood is appealing, with a undertone of sadness. And the film shares his vaguely surreal, blackly ...
Plot: homosexual, mirror, coming of age, irony, masturbation, male nudity
Time: 1950s
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Enslavement: The True Story Of Fanny Kemble (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Enslavement: The True Story of Fanny Kemble fictionalized made-for-TV movie adapted from her Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation in 1838-1839, starring Jane Seymour and Keith Carradine.
Plot: female protagonist, victorian age, president, slavery, historical event
Time: 19th century, 1840s
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John and the Missus (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A small Canadian town is devasted when a local mine--the town's only source of income--is closed. One man incurs the wrath of the townsmen when he stubbornly refuses the small amount of settlement money offered by the government.
Plot: mining, government, small town, politics, village, miner, historical event, fired from the job
Time: 1960s
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Curtin (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 1941. A country in crisis. A new man in power. Leadership demands and personal demons are set to collide. The story of John Curtin as he faces his first six months as Prime Minister, confronting in quick succession, the tragedy of Pearl Harbour, the ...
Plot: military, world war two, speech, historical event, politics, train
Time: 1940s
Place: japan, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Tail Gunner Joe (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A dramatization of the life of Sen. Joseph McCarthy, the alcoholic senator from Wisconsin whose tactics of accusing prominent people of Communist sympathies were initially designed to give him a national power base when he later planned to run for ...
Plot: communist, u.s. senator, historical event, mccarthyism, cold war, u.s. congress, communism
Time: 1950s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Beyond Good and Evil (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The life and ideas of the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. A love triangle unfolds as Nietzsche and his best friend decides to live with a Jewish woman. According to Nietzsche's philosophy, that is beyond all morality. Depicting ...
Plot: gay, philosophy, male nudity, watching sex, sexless marriage, male full rear nudity, one female two males threesome, incestuous overtones, ghost, stockings, hallucination, horse ...
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Place: germany
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Choice of Purpose (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 158 min.
Story: A story of the creation of the atomic bomb in America, Germany and the USSR.
Plot: post war, nuclear threat, physicist, beard, nuclear weapon, nuclear bomb, cold war, scientist, historical event
Place: usa, soviet union
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86%
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 202 min.
Story: Two interwoven stories. The first is a biography of anarchist Sakae Osugi which follows his relationship with three women in the 1920s. The second centers around two 1960s students researching Osugi's theories.
Plot: anarchist, society, obsession, politics, fire, earthquake, sex, feminist, philosophy, japanese new wave, sex scene, free love ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama
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Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Austrian expressionist poet Georg Trakl was in love with her sister. And she loved him back. Their relationship became sexual and caused quite a stir in the local society. But when his sister asked him to flee with her to Australia where no one ...
Plot: male nudity, incestuous sex, sex from behind, brother sister incest, incest, doomed love, pianist, penetration, poet, sex scene, dark secret, drug use ...
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 133 min.
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Genre: Drama
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Story: “The Dreamlife of David L.“ is a fictional feature film that takes inspiration from a key point in the life of director David Lynch: the time he spent as a student in a fine arts college. Initially attracted to painting, David Lynch ends up ...
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48%
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Plot: usa president, wheelchair, world war two, mother daughter relationship, marriage, friendship, social issues, remorse, mother in law daughter in law relationship, flashback, father daughter relationship, u.s. president ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 107 min.
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Style: atmospheric, surreal, thought provoking, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: hypnosis, couples, family life, human nature, artist, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, wartime life, couple relations, family relations, poet, countryside ...
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