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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, romance, magic show, occult, magician, illusionist, drowning

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, stylized and talky films with plots about romance, love, couples, artists and showbiz, couple relations, love and romance and husband wife relationship mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like The Great Houdinis: Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (1981), Mandorla (2015), Tropic of Cancer (1970), Infinity (1996), Blaze (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: assassination, kennedy family, romance, american history, price of fame, senator, first lady, socialite, marriage, photographer, dominatrix, u.s. president ...
Time: 1950s, 1960s
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95%
 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, absinthe, feather, knight, imagination, reality, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, beach, airport, cafe, bank ...
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64%
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: sexual, erotic, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: womanizer, strong sexual content, writer's life, romance, mental institution, school, artists and showbiz, urban, city life, immigrants, infidelity, looking for sex ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 60s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: france, paris france
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52%
 6.1
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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: serious, touching, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: tuberculosis, mathematics, terminal illness, romance, young lovers, hopes, atomic bomb, wedding, love of one's life, love and romance, college, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: new mexico, new york, usa, new orleans, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 5.9
 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, opposites attract, stripper, governor, forbidden love, romance, couple relations, destructive relationship, love affair, social differences, injustice, campaign ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, latin america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: talky, serious, realistic, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: small town, social differences, romance, culture clash, countryside, small town life, animal life, love and romance, society, wounded animal, carnival, performer ...
Time: 30s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: yorkshire, england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.3
 236
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, sport, romance, sexism, disease, cancer
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Last Time I Committed Suicide (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama
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, new mexico, new jersey ...
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46%
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 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, serious, realistic, erotic ...
Plot: fondling, writer's life, romance, strong sexual content, couple relations, gay, polyamory, lesbian interest, urban, love triangle, sexual relations, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, widow, son, community, age difference, americana, small town, love
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.8
 422
Houdini (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The life and times of escape artist/magician Harry Houdini.
Plot: illusion, magic, seance
Time: 1890s, 1910s, 1920s, 1900s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 camera, tv broadcast, newscaster, newscast, fame, pregnant, pregnant woman, reporter, drugs, divorce, drowning, tv news ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.2
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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: serious, offbeat, realistic, stylized
Plot: hollywood, movie star, filmmaking, romance, athlete's life, rise and fall, lover, historical figure, fame, rising to stardom, prison, human spirit ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 1910s, year 1919
Place: california, usa, mexico
⇓ 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, 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 ⇓
32%
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 ...
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Place: texas, louisiana, usa, new mexico, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.4
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Modigliani (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Romania, France, Italy
Duration: 128 min.
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Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: prodigy, drugs/alcohol, tragic love, painter, romance, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, couples, tragic hero, uninhibited rivalry, couple relations ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, sexy, realistic, sincere ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: magic, wizards and magicians, seance, performer's life, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, espionage, couple relations, showbiz, ambition, undercover, couples ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 1890s, 1910s
Place: new jersey, new york, budapest
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Private Road: No Trespassing (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Stock car racer Brad Carlton (Greg Evigan) throws the Mishaw family into a tailspin the night heiress Helen Mishaw slams her car into his motorcycle. He gets romantically involved with Helen Milshaw (Mitzi Kapture), and helps multi-million dollar ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
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Style: sexual, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, witty ...
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Time: 20th century, 1950s
Place: kentucky, usa, cincinnati ohio, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.1
 1K
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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, atmospheric ...
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Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
 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
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Time: 20th century, 1890s, turn of the century, 1900s, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
The Brittany Murphy Story (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A look at Brittany Murphy's rise to Hollywood fame in the 1990s, her struggles with celebrity and self-esteem, and her mysterious death in 2009 at the age of 32.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, captivating
Plot: actor's life, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, rise and fall, parents and children, celebrity culture, ambition
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
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Restless Virgins (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A sex scandal that shook Massachusetts prep school, Milton Academy in 2004-05 school year.
Style: serious, sexual, realistic
Plot: high school, high school life, teenage life, scandal, sex tape, preparatory school, youth, social relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
Beautiful Boy (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After he and his first wife separate, journalist David Sheff struggles to help their teenage son Nic, who goes from experimenting with drugs to becoming devastatingly addicted to methamphetamine.
Style: based on memoir
Plot: father son relationship, drug addiction, methamphetamine, snorting cocaine, drug rehabilitation, 18 year old, amphetamine, pot smoking, stepmother stepson relationship, shared shower, lawn sprinkler, teenager ...
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
Same Kind of Different as Me (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: International art dealer Ron Hall must befriend a dangerous homeless man in order to save his struggling marriage to his wife, a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the journey of their lives.
Plot: friendship, art dealer, marriage, husband wife relationship, kindness, homeless man, homelessness, soup kitchen, cancer, flashback, infidelity, anger
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
America's Prince: The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A look inside the life of John F. Kennedy Jr.
Style: serious, touching, realistic
Plot: tragic hero, parents and children, usa president, death in the family, unfulfillment, family relations, looking for love, politics, ambition, love and romance, state affairs, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
Professor Marston & the Wonder Women (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The unconventional life of Dr. William Marston, the Harvard psychologist and inventor who helped invent the modern lie detector test and created Wonder Woman in 1941.
Plot: lesbian, polyamory, sexual perversion, censorship, bdsm, taboo, infidelity, sadism, teacher student relationship, college professor, polygamy, sorority ...
Time: year 1945, year 1941, year 1947, year 1940, year 1972 ...
Place: harvard university, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
Fighting the Odds: The Marilyn Gambrell Story (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on a true story, former parole officer Marilyn Gambrell and a colleague set up a pioneer trial-based program in one of America's toughest high schools to help the children of incarcerated parents regain control of their own lives and not ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: high school, parole officer, support group, dedicated educator, human spirit, idealism, high school life, against the odds, society, youth, power relations, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
Outlaw Prophet: Warren Jeffs (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Cult leader Warren Jeffs rises to power in the polygamist Mormon sect once headed by his late father, but some of his wives fight back to bring him to justice. Based on a true story.
Plot: true crime, religious fundamentalism, prison, mormonism, arranged marriage, forced sex, polygamy, life sentence, mormon
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
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