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Diary for My Children (1984)
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Diary for My Children (1984)
Original name: Napló gyermekeimnek
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A semi-autobiographical story of a young woman's life in Budapest under Stalin.
Plot: school, friendship, politics, male female relationship, orphan, old man, communism, engineer, communist, artist, girl, childhood, factory, diary, socialism, old woman, newspaper, death in childbirth, flashback, friend, father daughter relationship, death of father, mother daughter relationship, controversy, death of mother ...
Time: 1950s, 1940s, 1930s, year 1947
Place: moscow russia, eastern europe, budapest hungary

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, talky and touching films with plots about mother daughter relationship, friendship, father daughter relationship, friend, brother sister relationship, flashback and politics mostly in Drama, Biography and Comedy genres. Some movies like Diary for My Children: Just Like at Home (1978), Trumbo (2015), The Notorious Bettie Page (2005), The Farewell (2000), The Mirror (1975). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Diary for My Loves (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A continuation of "Diary for My Children," the film picks up in 1950, when Juli, the diarist, is 18 and determined to become a movie director.
Plot: prison, revolution, diary, communism, anti communist, communist, socialism, controversy, deportation, politics
Time: 1950s
Place: moscow russia, budapest
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Diary for My Father and My Mother (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Directed by Márta Mészáros.
Plot: diary, controversy, grief, trial, parade, new year's eve, communist, socialism, hungarian, statue, tank, communism ...
Time: 1950s
Place: hungary, soviet union, budapest hungary
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Just Like at Home (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A man and a kid are discovering beauty in life.
Plot: father daughter relationship, children, surrogate father, hungarian, infatuation, girl
Place: hungary
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on writer Maya Angelou's childhood, this story is about a young girl in the South who is sent to live with her grandmother after her parents divorce.
Plot: childhood, racism, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, compassion, child rape, child molestation, brother sister relationship, grandmother granddaughter relationship, sexism, church, bathtub ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: arkansas, st. louis missouri
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Trumbo (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The career of screenwriter Dalton Trumbo is halted by a witch hunt in the late 1940s when he defies the anti-communist HUAC committee and is blacklisted.
Style: dramatic, earnest, cerebral, interesting, entertaining ...
Plot: communism, screenwriter, mccarthyism, communist, hollywood, movie business, parent child relationship, politics, cancer, writing, film industry, gossip ...
Time: 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa
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The Notorious Bettie Page (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Bettie Page grew up in a conservative religious family in Tennessee and became a photo model sensation in 1950s New York. Bettie's legendary pin-up photos made her the target of a Senate investigation into pornography, and transformed her into ...
Style: sexual, stylized, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pornography, bdsm, rise and fall, sexual abuse, innocence lost, fetishism, friendship, showbiz, bondage, model, domestic violence, individuality ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: new york, tennessee, usa, manhattan new york city
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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, bdsm, censorship, taboo, sadism, polygamy, college professor, infidelity, teacher student relationship, sorority ...
Time: 1940s, year 1947, year 1941, year 1972, year 1985 ...
Place: greenwich village manhattan new york city, harvard university
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The Farewell (2000)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A portrait of a single day in the late summer of 1956, toward the end of Bertolt Brecht's life, as he prepares to leave his lakeside home, surrounded by the women who form his extended family.
Plot: playwright, poem, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, pajamas, extramarital affair, vomiting, infidelity, jealousy, male nudity, adultery, secretary, love triangle ...
Time: 1950s
Place: munich germany, moscow russia, berlin germany
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The Mirror (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A dying man in his forties remembers his past. His childhood, his mother, the war, personal moments and things that tell of the recent history of all the Russian nation.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, serious, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: hypnosis, human nature, countryside, wartime life, family life, couple relations, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, couples, family relations, childhood, surrealism ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 60s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: russia, europe, moscow russia, ussr, soviet union ...
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Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: The story of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt during their 12-year stay at the White House.
Plot: usa president, world war two, friendship, wheelchair, mother daughter relationship, flashback, marriage of convenience, hostess, anti semitism, marriage, father daughter relationship, racism ...
Time: 1940s, 1900s, 1890s
Place: usa, washington d.c., california, pearl harbor
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Mark Twain and Me (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Dorothy Quick, A young girl befriends the famous writer, Samuel "Mark Twain" Clemans during the final years of his life.
Style: based on memoir
Plot: white dress, white suit, girl, dress, ship, aspiring writer, friendship, father daughter relationship, old man, hat, 11 year old
Time: 1900s
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25%
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Miss Potter (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA, Isle Of Man
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story of Beatrix Potter, the author of the beloved and best-selling children's book, "The Tale of Peter Rabbit", and her struggle for love, happiness and success.
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, realistic, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, rabbit, artist, painting, first love, fall in love, writer's life, forbidden love, friends, love and romance, couple relations, siblings relations ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, turn of the century, edwardian era ...
Place: england, london, europe, san francisco
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Leonie (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, UK, Australia, Germany, Belgium, USA, Japan, Netherlands
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In the lush tradition of the glorious films of Merchant and Ivory, comes the true life story of Leonie Gilmour (Emily Mortimer), whose life crossed continents, wars and cultures, embodied with courage and passion in search of art and freedom. A ...
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, uplifting
Audience: girls' night
Plot: single parent, culture clash, artists and showbiz, family relations, parents and children, college, horse and carriage, nickname, kiss, baby, reading, flashback ...
Time: 20th century, year 1918, 1890s, 1910s, 1930s ...
Place: japan, asia, medical school, pasadena california, maine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Trudeau II: Maverick in the Making (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 240 min.
Story: Born into privilege and wealth, Pierre Trudeau was a boy who grew to value something more in his life. Disgusted with the tyrannical regime of Maurice Duplesis' governance of Quebec with the eager approval of the Catholic Church, Trudeau gains ...
Plot: civil rights, death of father, lawyer, politician, strike, canadian, riot, conscription, civil liberties, political activist
Time: 1930s, 1950s, 1960s, 1940s
Place: quebec, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, mccarthyism, u.s. congress, communism, cold war, historical event
Time: 1950s
Place: washington d.c.
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 104 min.
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Plot: stage play, poet, finnish, mental breakdown, peasant, cottage, dispute, insomnia, death of father, politics, artist, friend ...
Time: 1870s, 1800s, 19th century, 1860s, 1850s
Place: finland
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 138 min.
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From a Far Country (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
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Style: serious, bleak, emotional, realistic, gloomy ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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The Bell Jar (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
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Time: 1950s
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22%
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Princess (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Happier than the rest of us?
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Time: 1950s, 1940s
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22%
Alex: The Life of a Child (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
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Cezanne and I (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 117 min.
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Marilyn: The Untold Story (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 156 min.
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Plot: publicity, pills, career, craziness, hollywood, acting class, marriage, photographer, party, fame, baseball player, beach ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This sometimes confusing erotic drama about the incestuous relationship of a mother and daughter is based on the autobiography of Italian theater actress Piera Degli Esposti though it focuses more on her mother Eugenia.
Plot: incest, eroticism, lesbian relationship, homosexuality, beach, masturbation, hospital, male nudity, loss of father, bicycle, female nudity, sex ...
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A Quiet Passion (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Belgium, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The story of American poet Emily Dickinson from her early days as a young schoolgirl to her later years as a reclusive, unrecognized artist.
Plot: poet, recluse, marriage, anger, camera, father daughter relationship, singer, dancing, tea, crying man, wedding, horse and carriage ...
Time: 19th century
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
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Gie (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 147 min.
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Plot: president, prostitute, corruption, catholic, forest, teen rebel, anti establishment, teacher, friend, university, flashback, library ...
Time: 1960s, 1950s
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21%
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
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Plot: father daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, regret, alcoholic, funeral, child abuse, gambling, hospital, illness, writing, pride, restaurant ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Nobody's Daughter (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An orphan girl suffers abuse from her adoptive parents.
Plot: orphan, love, exploitation, watermelon, poisoning, cow, child neglect, pedophilia, slavery, child abuse, murder, adoption ...
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