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Kill Your Darlings (2013)
 6.5
 31K
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, road movie, enigmatic, sexual, intellectual, cerebral, psychological ...
Plot: poet, friendship, obsession, youth, friends, writer's life, murder, university, bohemian life, gays and lesbians, student life, gender, columbia university, artists and showbiz, mental illness, drinking, crimes, drugs/alcohol, counterculture, unsupportive parent, city life, lifestyle, urban, college freshman, fascist ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: campus, new york, usa, harlem, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and talky films with plots about friendship, friends, drinking, mentor, dialogue, friend and death mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like Kill Your Darlings: The Riot Club (2014), My Own Private Idaho (1991), Little Ashes (2008), Joe Gould's Secret (2000), Wilde (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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 ...
Plot: university, college life, society, youth, power relations, social relations, friends, debauchery, initiation, social differences, student life, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, oxford university, europe, campus, london ...
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100%
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, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, gays and lesbians, prostitution, on the road, narcolepsy, male friendship, gay sex, unrequited love, hustler, robbery, father son relationship, poverty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: idaho, usa, seattle, washington state, oregon ...
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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, realistic, intellectual
Plot: friendship, poet, friends, gays and lesbians, art class, butterfly, exhibitionism, filmmaker, surrealism, artist, student, prayer ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: spain, europe, madrid, paris france, italy ...
⇓ 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, witty, serious, 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, manhattan new york city, north carolina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.9
 13K
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, witty, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: homosexuality, prison, obsession, courtroom drama, gay relationship, writer's life, hypocrisy, gays and lesbians, coming out, wife, society, couples ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era
Place: england, europe, ireland, london
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100%
 6.3
 16K
Prozac Nation (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA, Canada
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, university, depression, drugs/alcohol, therapy, introspection, insomnia, suicide attempt, dysfunctional family, writer's life, obsession ...
Time: 80s
Place: harvard university, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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: writer's life, obsession, murder, friendship, investigation, execution, hanging, respect, newspaper, homosexual, singer, death penalty ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s
Place: kansas, usa, mexico, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, dishonesty, moral dilemma, journalism, hanging, death sentence, smuggling, death penalty, childhood friends, marijuana, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: malaysia, asia, usa, new york, thailand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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, disturbing ...
Plot: love triangle, friendship, poet, gays and lesbians, youth, betrayal, suicide, lake, pistol, student, romance, incest ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, post world war one, 1920s, pre world war two
Place: germany, europe
⇓ 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, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, adoption, best friends, orphan, parents and children, youth, coming of age, friends, couple relations, love and romance, summer camp, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 2000s ...
Place: australia, south australia, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Color of Time (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A poetic road trip through Pulitzer prize-winning CK Williams' life over the course of 40 years.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, based on poem
Plot: poet, writer's life, artists and showbiz, romance, parent child relationship, wife husband relationship, americana, couple relations, haunted by the past, love and romance, couples, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: detroit, usa, new york
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24%
 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, touching, serious, 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 ⇓
24%
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, surreal, stylized, serious, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, obsession, murder, friends, friendship, destructive relationship, escape from reality, secret, love, passion, insanity, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1954, 1950s
Place: new zealand, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.6
 85K
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, emotional, touching, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: transsexual, gender bending, rape, hidden identity, small town, cross dressing, anger, murder, sex, gender, tragic love, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: nebraska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.1
 6K
Life (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Canada, Australia, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1955, young photographer Dennis Stock develops a close bond with actor James Dean while shooting pictures of the rising Hollywood star.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: magazine, actor's life, friendship, buddy, celebrity, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, showbiz, friends, photographer, actor, smoking after sex ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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, offbeat, serious, realistic, enigmatic ...
Plot: friends, addiction, celebrity culture, drug abuse, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, society, social misfits, arrest, nightclub, injection, donut ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: new york, indiana, usa, dallas texas, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, 1960s ...
Place: cuba, new york, latin america, caribbean, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.3
 972
Dusk (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After a group of teenagers discover one of their friends lying dead on a river bank on one of the hottest days of summer, a story of jealousy, insecurity and peer pressure gradually unfolds. Group leader Caesar is able to magnify - out of all ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing, sincere
Plot: friendship, murder, best friends, teenage life, youth, crimes, deadly, couples, friends, lifestyle, planned murder, scar ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Girl, Interrupted (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Set in the changing world of the late 1960s, Susanna Kaysen's prescribed "short rest" from a psychiatrist she had met only once becomes a strange, unknown journey into Alice's Wonderland, where she struggles with the thin line ...
Style: psychological, gloomy, captivating, serious, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: mental illness, suicide attempt, friendship, psychiatrist, suicide, diary, patient, nurse, friends, crazy, doctors and patients, coming of age ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Billionaire Boys Club (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A group of wealthy boys in Los Angeles during the early 1980s establishes a get rich quick scam that turns deadly.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, realistic, atmospheric, intense ...
Plot: murder, greed, escapades, crimes, money, scheme, cheating, betrayal, deception, dishonesty, life philosophy, youth ...
Time: year 1980
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
You Are Not Alone (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Young teenager Bo (Anders Agensø) is too sensitive for the hothouse atmosphere of a boarding school run by a cold, unfeeling would-be man of the cloth (an uncharacteristically grim Ove Sprogøe). Lonely and scared, he finds a soul mate in the ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, sexual
Plot: gays and lesbians, friendship, youth, coming of age, teenage life, love and romance, young lovers, parents and children, friends, boarding school life, couples, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.7
 30K
The Postman (1994)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France, Belgium
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Simple Italian postman learns to love poetry while delivering mail to a famous poet; he uses this to woo local beauty Beatrice.
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, serious, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: island, poet, letter, friendship, postman, romance, exile, communism, fall in love, introspection, fisherman, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: italy, europe, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.9
 93K
Alpha Dog (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Johnny Truelove likes to see himself as tough. He's the son of an underworld figure and a drug dealer. Johnny also likes to get tough when things don't go his way. When Jake Mazursky fails to pay up for Johnny, things get worse for the ...
Style: rough, serious, disturbing, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: kidnapping, gang, crime, friendship, debt, party, crimes, friends, buddies, parents and children, criminal heroes, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 2005, year 2003
Place: california, usa, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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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, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: prohibition, alcohol, filmmaking, hotel, writer's life, drugs/alcohol, verbal byplay, friendship, addiction, rise and fall, romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Longtime Companion (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Longtime Companion follows the lives of a small circle of friends from the first mention of the disease in the New York Times in 1981. First referred to as "Gay-Related-Immune-Disorder," we watch the effect of the disease as it devastates ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, clever ...
Plot: aids, gay, friendship, gays and lesbians, hiv, lgbt, terminal illness, artists and showbiz, gender, life is a bitch, friends, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.1
 2K
Violette (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Born out of wedlock early in the last century, Violette Leduc meets Simone de Beauvoir in postwar Saint-Germain-des-Près. An intense lifelong relationship develops between the two women authors, based on Violette's quest for freedom through ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: friendship, writer's life, artists and showbiz, friends, feminism, gender, society, lesbian kiss, lesbian, tomato, low self esteem, pregnancy ...
Time: 20th century, year 1964, year 1972, 1940s, 1950s ...
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.3
 907
The Tenants (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of a Jewish novelist, Harry Lesser, struggling to complete his latest work, and his antagonistic relationship with a black writer who moves in down the hall.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: friendship, militant, obsession, urban, couple relations, interracial relations, dysfunctional family, society, city life, losing-it hero, writer's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, year 1972
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
My Summer of Love (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In the Yorkshire countryside, working-class tomboy Mona meets the exotic, pampered Tasmin. Over the summer season, the two young women discover they have much to teach one another, and much to explore together.
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, touching, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lesbian, friendship, siblings relations, fall in love, coming of age, teenage life, friends, love and romance, gays and lesbians, love affair, lesbian relationship, summer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, northern england, yorkshire, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.9
 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, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: drug abuse, friendship, basketball, overdose, creativity, graffiti, sex, drug addiction, heroin, painting, rise and fall, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1981
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 ⇓
21%
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