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The Great Houdinis (1976)
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The Great Houdinis (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A biography of the renowned escape artist Harry Houdini, examining his fascination with the occult and his promise to his wife on her deathbed that he would speak from the beyond.
Plot: magic, magic show, romance, magician, illusionist, drowning, occult

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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 romance, love, couples, magic, couple relations, artists and showbiz and love and romance mostly in Drama, Biography and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Great Houdinis: Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (1981), Houdini (1998), David Blaine: Frozen in Time (2000), A Safe Place (1971), Infinity (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Biography of the former first lady, focusing on her years as a photojournalist and leading up to her marriage to John F. Kennedy and their moving into the White House.
Plot: romance, kennedy family, assassination, american history, socialite, first lady, senator, price of fame, photographer, marriage, assassin, u.s. president ...
Time: 1950s, 1960s
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95%
 5.8
 428
Houdini (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The life and times of escape artist/magician Harry Houdini.
Plot: seance, illusion, magic
Time: 1900s, 1920s, 1890s, 1910s
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
David Blaine: Frozen in Time (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music
Country: USA
Story: On November 27, 2000, Blaine began a stunt called "Frozen in Time", which was covered on a TV special. Blaine stood encased in a massive block of ice located in Times Square, New York City. He was lightly dressed and seen to be shivering ...
Plot: endurance, magic, magician, magic show, ice
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73%
 5.3
 839
A Safe Place (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young woman named Noah lives alone in New York. She is a disturbed flower child, who retreats into her past, yearning for lost innocence. She recalls her childhood, searching for a "safe place." As a child she met a magician in Central ...
Plot: magic, free spirit, childhood memory, hippie
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 6.1
 2K
Infinity (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Story of the early life of genius and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: terminal illness, couples, romance, love and romance, couple relations, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, hopes, introspection, young lovers, love of one's life, mathematics ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 40s, 30s, 1930s ...
Place: new mexico, new york, usa, new orleans, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.3
 243
Babe (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: This is the life story of Babe Didrikson Zaharias, one of the greatest athletes of the 20th century, from her early Texas tomboy days to her Gold Medal triumphs at the 1932 Olympics, her remarkable career as a champion golfer, her fulfilling ...
Plot: golf, disease, sport, romance, sexism, cancer
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Almost Golden: The Jessica Savitch Story (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of one of America's first female reporters.
Plot: tv news, drug addict, tv station, accident, drowning, suicide, pregnant woman, newscast, pregnant, fame, drug addiction, pregnancy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Tropic of Cancer (1970)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In contemporary Paris, expat American writer Henry Miller works his way through a series of amorous encounters while trying to find his literary voice.
Style: realistic, stylized, atmospheric, serious, clever ...
Plot: womanizer, strong sexual content, midlife crisis, mental institution, school, social relations, celebrity culture, writer's life, urban, society, infidelity, conquering ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 20s, 30s, 1930s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
All Creatures Great and Small (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: James Herriot is a vet in Yorkshire, England, during the 1940's. He is assigned to the practice of Siegfried Farnon, who (together with his mischievous brother Tristan) already have a successful business. James undergoes a variety of adventures ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional, serious ...
Plot: small town, social differences, countryside, small town life, animal life, wounded animal, love and romance, romance, culture clash, society, brother brother relationship, carnival ...
Time: 30s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: yorkshire, england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 3K
Blaze (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This movie tells the story of the latter years of Earl Long, a flamboyant governor of Louisiana. The aging Earl, an unapologetic habitue of strip joints, falls in love with young stripper Blaze Starr. When Earl and Blaze move in together, ...
Style: serious, sexy, realistic, political comedy, dramatic ...
Plot: politics, forbidden love, opposites attract, governor, stripper, campaign, society, social differences, love affair, couples, injustice, americana ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, latin america, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Another Trip to the Moon (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The magical surrealist journey of Asa, daughter of a shaman, who confronts her own mother, fighting for her own life and freedom.
Plot: magic, rabbit
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.4
 10K
Houdini (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 174 min.
Story: Follow the man behind the magic as he finds fame, engages in espionage, battles spiritualists and encounters the greatest names of the era, from U.S. presidents to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Grigori Rasputin.
Style: exciting, atmospheric, stylized, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: seance, magic, rise to the top, performer's life, undercover, ambition, artists and showbiz, couple relations, espionage, wizards and magicians, stage magician, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 1890s, 1910s
Place: budapest, new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.4
 56
Milarepa (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Leo, dopo un incidente stradale, è ricoverato in ambulatorio e racconta al professore Bennet, suo medico curante, la storia e le gesta del monaco tibetano Milarepa, con il quale si identifica. La leggenda è narrata in tre capitoli ben distinti: la ...
Style: philosophical
Plot: superhero, enlightenment, doctor patient relationship, flashback, prayer, legend, buddhism, magician, meditation, redemption, resurrection, teacher student relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.3
 11K
Henry & June (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 136 min.
Story: While traveling in Paris, author Henry Miller and his wife, June, meet Anais Nin, and sexual sparks fly as Nin starts an affair with the openly bisexual June. When June is forced to return to the U.S., she gives Nin her blessing to sleep with her ...
Style: sexual, sexy, realistic, serious, erotic ...
Plot: love triangle, bohemian, writer's life, romance, love affair, couples, strong sexual content, urban, lifestyle, womanizer, sexual relations, love and romance ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Magic Show (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The Magic Show is a one-act musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Bob Randall. It starred magician Doug Henning. Produced by Edgar Lansbury, it opened on May 28, 1974 at the Cort Theatre in Manhattan, and ran for 1,920 ...
Plot: magic, broadway, lion, elephant, motorcycle, magic show, magician
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Tale of the Tribe (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A modern sorceress crosses the line and contacts a force from beyond, disrupting the fabric of time; two lovers are threatened by forces unknown; eight souls draw together mysteriously.
Style: post modern
Plot: religion, occult, pagan, progress, magic, spirituality, love, spirit, angel, yoga
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Cold Sassy Tree (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Handsome May-December romantic drama set in a sleepy Southern town at the turn of the century. An independent lady from up North causes a scandal when she decides to wed the local general-store owner just three weeks after he's been widowed.
Plot: romance, small town, love, son, widow, male female relationship, americana, community, age difference
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, clever, captivating, cynical ...
Plot: filmmaking, prohibition, alcohol, addiction, friendship, hotel, drug abuse, infidelity, couples, downfall, family problems, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 40s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 6.3
 13
Mandorla (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: France, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The only journey is the one within. Mandorla explores a man's search for a meaningful life despite conflicts between his inner and outer worlds. Ernesto is a visual artist and seeker stuck in a corporate job, who is drawn by dark magical ...
Style: spiritual
Plot: magic, husband wife relationship, bridge, absinthe, beach, taxi, airport, cafe, bank, knight, feather, imagination ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.2
 1K
Valentino (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In 1926 the tragic and untimely death of a silent screen actor caused female moviegoers to riot in the streets and in some cases to commit suicide...
Style: stylized, serious, offbeat, realistic
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, movie star, ambition, human spirit, prison, gays and lesbians, showbiz, rise and fall, actor's life, celebrity culture, rising to stardom ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, year 1919, 1910s
Place: california, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Beautiful Fantasy of Final Purpose (2019)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Argentina
Story: A small town, a flower of Amancay, a topaz of the most beautiful color and a broken family.
Style: dark, student film
Plot: magic, small town, teen angst
Place: basque country, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.0
 3K
Coco Chanel (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, France, UK
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Italian-French-British TV film targeting the US audience, about the fashion icon Coco Chanel. The film begins with the fashion goddess (deftly played by Shirley MacLaine) in her twilight years, steeped in wealth and fame, still issuing game-changing ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: fashion, orphan, tragic love, relationship vs career, couples, feminism, lifestyle, ambition, romance, designer, rise to the top, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 1890s, 19th century, turn of the century, 1900s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.4
 10K
Modigliani (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Romania, France, Italy
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Set in Paris in 1919, biopic centers on the life of late Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani, focusing on his last days as well as his rivalry with Pablo Picasso. Modigliani, a Jew, has fallen in love with Jeanne, a young and beautiful Catholic girl. ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: prodigy, artist, painting, lifestyle, tragic love, addiction, regret, tragic hero, bohemian life, couples, artists and showbiz, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 20s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Larry Flynt is the hedonistically obnoxious, but indomitable, publisher of Hustler magazine. The film recounts his struggle to make an honest living publishing his girlie magazine and how it changes into a battle to protect the freedom of speech for ...
Style: semi serious, captivating, witty, factual, sexual ...
Plot: pornography, courtroom drama, millionaire, against the rules, aids, lawsuit, civil rights, fighting the system, rebellion, rise to the top, friendship, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s
Place: kentucky, usa, ohio, cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
And the Beat Goes On: The Sonny and Cher Story (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the autobiography of Sonny Bono, this film focuses on the volatile relationship between Sonny (Jay Underwood) and Cher (Renee Faia) during the early 60's to their divorce in the late 70's.
Plot: pop culture, show business, romance, singing, autobiography, pop star, pop music
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Savage Nights (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Jean is young, gay, and promiscuous. Only after he meets one or two women, including Laura does he come to realize his bisexuality. Jean has to overcome a personal crisis and a tough choice between Laura and his male lover Samy.
Style: sexual, serious, sincere, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: gay, racism, dishonesty, love affair, couples, fall in love, society, gender, destructive relationship, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.1
 2K
Nora (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK, Italy, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In 1904, in Dublin, James Joyce chats up Nora Barnacle, a hotel maid recently come from Galway. She enchants him with her frank, direct and uninhibited manner, and before long, he's convinced her to come with him to Trieste, where he has a job ...
Style: serious, sincere, atmospheric, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: infidelity, couple relations, artists and showbiz, family problems, love affair, dishonesty, couples, sexual relations, writer's life, unfulfillment, master and servant, romance ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 20th century
Place: ireland, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Magician of Lublin (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, West Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Yasha is a Jewish stage magician who tours through eastern Europe while destroying his career through personal problems. He has one more chance at theatrical success, but he needs to do a brand new trick in a Warsaw theater.
Plot: magician, illusionist, stage magician, haircut
Time: 1800s, 19th century
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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, sentimental ...
Plot: poet, romance, americana, artists and showbiz, couple relations, writer's life, parent child relationship, haunted by the past, husband wife relationship, poetry, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 60s, 70s, 50s ...
Place: usa, detroit, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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, witty, psychological, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, homosexuality, homosexual, maid, dying, suicide, gardener, seduction, gay, challenge, human nature, gender ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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