Movies like Kill Your Darlings

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Kill Your Darlings (2013)
 6.5
 32K
Kill Your Darlings (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs.
Style: bleak, serious, captivating, realistic, intellectual, road movie, enigmatic, sexual, cerebral, psychological ...
Plot: poet, friendship, murder, obsession, youth, friends, writer's life, university, mental illness, drinking, bohemian life, fascist, mistaken identity, record player, confession, novel, postcard, college freshman, columbia university, gays and lesbians, student life, gender, unsupportive parent, drugs/alcohol, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1944, year 2005
Place: usa, campus, new york, manhattan new york city, harlem, chicago illinois, harlem manhattan new york city ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and interesting films with plots about drinking, mentor, death, dialogue, brutality, life philosophy and storytelling mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like Kill Your Darlings: My Own Private Idaho (1991), Wilde (1997), Little Ashes (2008), Gia (1998), The Riot Club (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
My Own Private Idaho (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In this loose adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry IV," Mike Waters is a gay hustler afflicted with narcolepsy. Scott Favor is the rebellious son of a mayor. Together, the two travel from Portland, Oregon to Idaho and finally to the ...
Style: road movie, surreal, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, gays and lesbians, prostitution, on the road, robbery, german, poverty, incest, cocaine, gay sex, unrequited love, hustler ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: idaho, usa, seattle, portland oregon, oregon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 14K
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 ⇓
100%
 6.6
 8K
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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 37K
Gia (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Gia Carangi travels to New York City with dreams of becoming a fashion model. Within minutes of arriving, she meets Wilhelmina Cooper, a wise and high-powered agent who takes Gia under her wing. With Cooper's help and her own natural instincts, ...
Style: psychological, rough, erotic, melancholic, sexual ...
Plot: drug abuse, fashion, addiction, lesbian, mental illness, strong sexual content, nightlife, aids, model, lifestyle, rehabilitation, heroin ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 6.0
 19K
The Riot Club (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Two first-year students at Oxford University join the infamous Riot Club, where reputations can be made or destroyed over the course of a single evening.
Style: serious, tense, captivating, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: university, debauchery, initiation, college life, society, youth, power relations, social relations, friends, social differences, rivalry, young adult ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1850s, year 1976, 1700s ...
Place: england, oxford university, europe, campus, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 16K
Prozac Nation (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Elizabeth is on the verge of losing her grip on life after she leaves her emotionally fraught home to start college. Quickly, her life takes a turn for the worse: She clashes with her roommate and decides her boyfriend, Rafe, is her sole salvation. ...
Style: psychological, cynical, clever, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: college, mental illness, depression, university, drugs/alcohol, therapy, introspection, insomnia, suicide attempt, dysfunctional family, writer's life, obsession ...
Time: 80s
Place: harvard university, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.8
 12K
Howl (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: It's San Francisco in 1957, and an American masterpiece is put on trial. Howl, the film, recounts this dark moment using three interwoven threads: the tumultuous life events that led a young Allen Ginsberg to find his true voice as an artist, ...
Style: stylized, clever, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: poetry, literature, homosexuality, courtroom, gay, freedom, courtroom drama, poet, writer's life, society, artists and showbiz, censorship ...
Time: 1950s, 20s, 50s, year 1955, year 1957 ...
Place: arkansas, colorado, oklahoma, bronx new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 7.1
 15K
Infamous (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: While researching his book In Cold Blood, writer Truman Capote develops a close relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith.
Style: talky, serious, tense, witty, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, murder, friendship, writer's life, investigation, execution, hanging, respect, newspaper, homosexual, singer, death penalty ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s
Place: kansas, usa, manhattan new york city, mexico, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.3
 10K
Sylvia (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Story of the relationship between the poets Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath.
Style: emotional, psychological, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: infidelity, drinking, writing, beach, love, snow, poet, boat, writer's life, romance, crumbling marriage, college ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: england, europe, campus, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.3
 14K
Party Monster (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The New York club scene of the 80s and 90s was a world like no other. Into this candy-colored, mirror ball playground stepped Michael Alig, a wannabe from nowhere special. Under the watchful eye of veteran club kid James St. James, Alig quickly rose ...
Style: stylized, serious, offbeat, realistic, enigmatic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friends, addiction, drug abuse, arrest, hallucination, party, injection, costume, donut, birthday, hotel, police ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: new york, indiana, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.6
 86K
Boys Don't Cry (1999)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Female born, Teena Brandon adopts his male identity of Brandon Teena and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska.
Style: bleak, touching, disturbing, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: transsexual, hidden identity, gender bending, rape, tragic love, small town, gender, sexuality, friendship, disguise, gay slur, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: nebraska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Return to Paradise (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Lewis, Sheriff and Tony are three friends vacationing in Malaysia. Sheriff and Tony eventually leave to pursue careers in New York, but Lewis stays behind to work with orangutans. Two years later, Sheriff and Tony learn that, because of their past ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, sincere, rough ...
Plot: friendship, moral dilemma, journalism, dishonesty, hanging, death sentence, smuggling, childhood friends, death penalty, marijuana, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: malaysia, asia, usa, new york, thailand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In 1958 New York Diane Arbus is a housewife and mother who works as an assistant to her husband, a photographer employed by her wealthy parents. Respectable though her life is, she cannot help but feel uncomfortable in her privileged world. One ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, erotic, enigmatic, surreal ...
Plot: photographer, fall in love, freak, couples, self discovery, couple relations, life turned upside down, friends, love and romance, lifestyle, female nudity, sexuality ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Killer: A Journal of Murder (1995)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Carl Panzram is sent to Leavenworth Prison for burglary. While there, he is brutally beaten by a guard. Neophyte guard Henry Lesser feels sympathy for Panzram, befriends him, and gets him to write his life story. Lesser learns that Panzram's ...
Style: rough, serious, disturbing, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, death row, prison, murder, redemption, crime, prison life, criminal heroes, confined, crimes, deadly, human nature ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: minnesota, new jersey, california, israel, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Down in the Valley (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: On a trip to the beach, a teenage girl named Tobe meets a charismatic stranger named Harlan, who dresses like a cowboy and claims to be a former ranch hand. The pair feel an instant attraction and begin a relationship, but her father, a lawman, is ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: mental illness, beach, on the run, psychopath, delusion, drifter, gas station, cowboy, dangerous attraction, drugs/alcohol, strange person, losing-it hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, south dakota, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.6
 12K
Total Eclipse (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Belgium
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Young, wild poet Arthur Rimbaud and his mentor Paul Verlaine engage in a fierce, forbidden romance while feeling the effects of a hellish artistic lifestyle.
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, psychological, intellectual ...
Plot: gay, mentor, poet, infidelity, pregnancy, gays and lesbians, romance, writer's life, crumbling marriage, lgbt, couple relations, destructive relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: europe, france, holland, paris france, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Love in Thoughts (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A posthumous look at the last days of Guenther's life as he, his best friend, and his sister let loose on a four-day binge of alcohol, drugs, and sex.
Style: sexual, serious, stylized, realistic, rough ...
Plot: love triangle, poet, friendship, gays and lesbians, gay, lake, suicide, student, pistol, youth, betrayal, romance ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, pre world war two, 1920s, post world war one
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The Last Time I Committed Suicide (1997)
Genre: Biography, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Neal Cassady is living the beat life during the 1940s, working at The Tire Yard and and philandering around town. However, he has visions of a happy life with kids and a white picket fence. When his girlfried, Joan, tries to kill herself he gets ...
Style: talky, atmospheric, semi serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: on the road, friendship, writer's life, buddies, romance, self discovery, friends, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, couples, nightshift, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: colorado, usa, mexico, denver colorado, new mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.6
 3K
All Over Me (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Claude and Ellen are best friends who live in a not-so-nice area of New York. They're involved in the subculture of 90s youth, complete with drugs, live music, and homophobia. All is changed one night when a violent and meaningless death rocks ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, punk, best friend, youth, homosexuality, friendship, drugs/alcohol, self discovery, urban, lesbian relationship, lgbt, gender ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Japan, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Biography of the British painter Francis Bacon. The movie focuses on his relationship with George Dyer, his lover. Dyer was a former small time crook.
Style: serious, realistic, biting, dark, melancholic ...
Plot: painter, gay, s&m, destructive relationship, lgbt, new love, artists and showbiz, gender, life is a bitch, love and romance, society, couples ...
Time: 90s, 1960s
Place: paris france, east end london, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Permanent Midnight (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Ben Stiller plays comedy writer Jerry Stahl, whose $6000-a-week heroin habit had him taking his infant daughter along on his drug runs and doing smack during TV script conferences. Departing detox, Stahl explores memories with survivor Kitty, who ...
Style: dark humor, gloomy, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: heroin, addiction, drug abuse, hollywood, rehabilitation, police, sex, adultery, party, writer's life, drugs/alcohol, alcohol ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 ⇓
27%
Before Night Falls (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Spanning several decades, this powerful biopic offers a glimpse into the life of famed Cuban poet and novelist Reinaldo Arenas, an artist who was vilified for his homosexuality in Fidel Castro's Cuba.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, artist, aids, gay, exile, oppression, revolution, fidel castro, cuban revolution, writer's life, homosexuality, poet ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, year 1958 ...
Place: cuba, new york, latin america, havana cuba, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 1K
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 ⇓
26%
Heavenly Creatures (1994)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: New Zealand, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Juliet Hulme and Pauline Parker, two close friends who share a love of fantasy and literature, who conspire to kill Pauline's mother when she tries to end the girls' intense and obsessive relationship.
Style: disturbing, serious, psychological, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, obsession, murder, friendship, crime, destructive relationship, passion, love, opposites attract, insanity, best friends, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1954
Place: new zealand, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.6
 11K
December Boys (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, Germany, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: For many years, four teenage orphans at an Australian outback convent have watched their younger comrades find new parents, and realize that they may never be adopted. The Reverend Mother sends the four boys away on a seaside vacation, where they ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, harsh ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, adoption, best friends, orphan, rivalry, orphanage, parents and children, youth, couple relations, love and romance, sea, beach ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 2000s ...
Place: australia, south australia, england, london, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
A Home at the End of the World (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three friends form a bond over the year, Johnathan is gay, Clare is straight and Bobby is neither, instead he loves the people he loves. As their lives go on there is tension and tears which culminate in a strong yet fragile friendship between the ...
Style: touching, serious, sexual, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: aids, gay, bisexual, tantrum, friendship, gays and lesbians, self discovery, love triangle, pregnancy, rock, fall in love, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 80s, year 1967, 1960s
Place: ohio, new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Gods and Monsters (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: It's 1957, and Whale's heyday as the director of "Frankenstein," "Bride of Frankenstein" and "The Invisible Man" is long behind him. Retired and a semi-recluse, he lives his days accompanied only by images ...
Style: touching, serious, gloomy, witty, realistic ...
Plot: homosexuality, friendship, gardener, gay, homosexual, maid, dying, suicide, gays and lesbians, seduction, movie business, gender ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Steal This Movie (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Five years after Yippie founder Abbie Hoffman goes underground to avoid a drug-related prison sentence, he contacts a reporter to get out the story of the FBI's covert spying, harassment and inciting of violence they then blame on the Left.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: fighting the system, on the run, environmentalism, politics, injustice, rebellion, vietnam war, society, state affairs, fugitives, hidden identity, rise and fall ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city, woodstock ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%