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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: communist, female director, school, banned, friendship, politics, family relations, male female relationship, orphan, old man, communism, engineer, artist, girl, father daughter relationship, childhood, factory, brother sister relationship, diary, socialism, old woman, mother daughter relationship, autobiography, girl man relationship, death of father ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1930s, year 1947, 1950s
Place: moscow russia, budapest, eastern europe, central europe, budapest hungary

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sentimental films with plots about family relations, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, flashback, friendship, cigarette smoking and friend mostly in Drama, Biography and War genres. Some movies like Diary for My Children: Just Like at Home (1978), Trumbo (2015), A Time to Live, a Time to Die (1985), The Notorious Bettie Page (2005), From a Far Country (1981). 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: female director, revolution, prison, family relations, film school, autobiography, deportation, controversy, socialism, communism, politics, communist ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: budapest hungary, 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: female director, celebration, diary, statue, politics, josef stalin, socialism, new year's eve, demonstration, archive footage, autobiography, hungarian ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: budapest, soviet union, hungary, budapest hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Just Like at Home (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A man and a kid are discovering beauty in life.
Plot: female director, family relations, girl man relationship, getting home, girl, father daughter relationship, children, surrogate father, hungarian, infatuation
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, injury, african american, great depression, rape, brother sister relationship, father daughter relationship, sexism, grandmother granddaughter relationship, bathtub, church ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: arkansas, st. louis missouri, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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: talky, factual, intense, inspirational, touching ...
Plot: communism, hollywood, mccarthyism, justice, movie business, politics, communist, parent child relationship, writers, jail, political persecution, prison ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 1950s, 70s, year 1950 ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
A Time to Live, a Time to Die (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The semi-autobiographical film on director Hou Hsiao-Hsien's childhood and adolescence, when he was growing up in Taiwan, living through the deaths of his father, mother and grandmother.
Style: thought provoking, touching, contemplative, realistic, serious
Plot: coming of age, family relations, society, youth, gang, prodigy, immigrants, teenage life, wartime life, siblings relations, human nature, family in crisis ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1940s, 1950s ...
Place: taiwan, asia
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26%
The Notorious Bettie Page (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 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: bleak, erotic, melancholic, factual, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: pornography, showbiz, bdsm, rise and fall, ambition, individuality, journal, life is a bitch, sexuality, nudity (full frontal - brief), censorship, fetishism ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: usa, new york, tennessee, nashville tennessee, miami beach ...
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From a Far Country (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, UK, Poland
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The film is a biography of Pope John Paul II. It starts in 1926 when the boy Karol Wojtila was celebrating Christmas with his father in Poland. Some years later Nazi Germany attacks Poland and invades the country while Wojtila seeks refuge at the ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: pope, rebellion, politics, world war two, catholic church, genocide, rebelliousness, holocaust, anti semitism, religions or cults, political unrest, wartime life ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 50s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw poland, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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: uplifting, stylized, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, single parent, parents and children, culture clash, artists and showbiz, marriage, friendship, husband wife relationship, little boy, friend, single mother, baby ...
Time: 20th century, victorian era, 1910s, 1900s, year 1932 ...
Place: japan, asia, new york, mount fuji, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: first lady, racism, media manipulation, japanese american, flashback, paraplegic, extramarital affair, u.s. president, cigarette holder, wheelchair, white house, hostess ...
Time: 1890s, 1900s, 1940s
Place: usa, washington d.c., pearl harbor, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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.
Plot: mark twain, father daughter relationship, old man, 11 year old, white dress, friendship, ship, aspiring writer, family relations, writers, girl, white suit ...
Time: 1900s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Edith Stein: The Seventh Chamber (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Italy, Hungary
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An expressionist biography of Edith Stein, who converted from the Jewish faith to the Catholic one and became a Carmelite sister. She would die in a German concentration camp.
Style: intellectual
Plot: female director, religious conversion, jewish, catholicism, nazi, german, professor, running, tragic event, university, stoicism, nun ...
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.2
 167
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, love, rehearsal, vacation, cap, police, motorcycle with a sidecar, motorcycle, old man, poet, children, heart disease ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: london, los angeles, moscow russia, munich germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Boy Meets Girl (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two doctors from Tel Aviv join 'Doctors Without Borders' and travel to Thailand to help out refugees. They leave their daughter, Aya (aged 10) at a kibbutz where the children are housed by age, but not gender. Not only does she have to get ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, atmospheric, touching
Plot: coming of age, summer camp, social relations, fish out of water, friendship, youth, female director, autobiography, childhood, girl, puberty, female nudity ...
Time: 80s
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The White Crow (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, France, Serbia
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Director Ralph Fiennes captures the raw physicality and brilliance of Rudolf Nureyev, whose escape to the West stunned the world at the height of the Cold War. With his magnetic presence, Nureyev emerged as ballet’s most famous star, a wild and ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, captivating, tense, non-linear
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
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Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1961, year 1938
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Amorosa (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 117 min.
Story: This well-executed biographical docudrama is a plunge into the madness (and the sanity) of a writer living life on its rawest edges. Agnes Von Krusenstjarna (Stina Ekbland) was a Swedish novelist (1894-1940) whose works ranged from the idyllically ...
Plot: female director, nun's habit, schizophrenia, erotica, carnival, strait jacket, gondola, flashback, charlatan, lesbianism, mask, male female relationship ...
Place: sweden, eastern europe, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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.
Style: factual, captivating, psychological, sentimental
Plot: polyamory, bdsm, lesbian, lgbt, superheroine, psychologist, justice, seduction, friendship, harvard, hand under skirt, lesbianism ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, year 1972, year 1941, year 1947 ...
Place: greenwich village manhattan new york city, new york, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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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, melancholic, thought provoking, psychological, serious ...
Plot: world war two, nature, countryside, poetry, memory, human nature, family life, stream of consciousness, existentialism, childhood, haunted by the past, hypnosis ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 60s, 20th century, 1940s ...
Place: russia, europe, ussr, soviet union, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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The Bell Jar (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Adaptation of the 1963 novel by Sylvia Plath. Details a young woman's summer in New York working for a Mademoiselle-like magazine, return home to New England, and subsequent breakdown all amidst the horrors of the fifties, from news of the ...
Plot: suicide, insanity, suicide attempt, magazine editor, death of husband, overdose, craziness, stress, business, southern belle, sickness, disc jockey ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
My American Cousin (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: My American Cousin is a Canadian drama film, released in 1985. Written and directed by Sandy Wilson based on her own childhood, the film stars Margaret Langrick as Sandy Wilcox, a pre-teen girl growing up on a ranch in rural Penticton, British ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good, sentimental ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, forbidden love, innocence lost, unfulfilled love, high school life, youth, single parent, love and romance, bittersweet, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: canada, california, usa, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Story of Piera (1983)
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.
Style: grotesque
Plot: lesbian lover, incest, eroticism, lesbian relationship, sex, male homosexuality, attempted rape, hospital, actress, dysfunctional family, doctor, bicycle ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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. congress, u.s. senator, historical event, communism, cold war, pursuit, alcohol abuse, mccarthyism
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
A Quiet Passion (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Belgium, USA, Canada
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, heaven, ecstasy, atheism, cemetery, poetry, fireplace, butler, venereal disease, friend, posing for a photograph ...
Time: 19th century
Place: massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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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: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: rabbit, writer's life, family relations, first love, snobbism, lifestyle, forbidden love, social differences, fall in love, success, unsupportive parent, society ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 19th century, 20th century, 90s ...
Place: england, london, europe, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Becoming Astrid (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 123 min.
Story: When Astrid Lindgren was very young something happened that affected her profoundly, and this combination of both miracle and calamity came to shape her entire life. It was an event that transformed her into one of the most inspiring women of our ...
Style: based on true events, captivating, thought provoking, touching, romantic
Plot: teenage sex, dancing, pregnancy, older man younger woman relationship, love affair, teenage pregnancy, marriage proposal, female protagonist, baby, typewriter, female nudity, newspaper ...
Time: 1930s, 80s, 1920s
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden, denmark, eastern europe, copenhagen ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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: conscription, riot, politician, civil rights, lawyer, canadian, political activist, death of father, strike, civil liberties
Time: 1930s, 1960s, 1940s, 1950s, 60s ...
Place: quebec, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Shirley (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Shirley is the youngest of eight children from a mixed race marriage. By the time she is a toddler the family have moved to the all white area of Splott and by the time she is 12 Shirley has discovered she has an extraordinary voice and can earn ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, based on true events
Plot: rags to riches, interracial relations, family relations, nightclub, baby, rising to stardom, ambition, musician's life, youth, artists and showbiz, society, parents and children ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1930s, 1940s, 20th century ...
Place: wales, england, glasgow scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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: psychological, captivating, sentimental, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: friendship, seduction, maid, haunted by the past, homosexuality, artists and showbiz, introspection, gardener, naivete, art, death, dirty old man ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.9
 67K
My Left Foot (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In this true story told through flashbacks, Christy Brown is born with crippling cerebral palsy into a poor, working-class Irish family. Able only to control movement in his left foot and to speak in guttural sounds, he is mistakenly believed to be ...
Style: thought provoking, sentimental, touching, gloomy, uplifting ...
Plot: handicapped, poet, paralysis, disability, human spirit, cerebral palsy, irish, artist, courage, working class, painting, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Glass Castle (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A young girl is raised in a dysfunctional family constantly on the run from the FBI. Living in poverty, she comes of age guided by her drunkard, ingenious father who distracts her with magical stories to keep her mind off the family's dire ...
Style: sentimental, thought provoking, captivating, psychological, non-linear
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20%