Movies like El Greco 1966

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El Greco (1966)
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El Greco (1966)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, France, Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Greek painter Domenikos Theotokopoulos (Mel Ferrer) woos a beauty (Rosanna Schiaffino) and faces the Inquisition in 16th-century Spain.
Plot: painter, inquisition, artist, monk, nun, sword fight, spanish inquisition, false accusation, priest
Place: spain

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, based on true events and melancholic films with plots about painter, artist, female nudity, painting, artists and showbiz, performer's life and art mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like El Greco: Frida, naturaleza viva (1983), Hip Hip Hurrah! (1987), At Eternity's Gate (2018), Modigliani (2004), Seraphine (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Frida, naturaleza viva (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 108 min.
Story: This film is a chronicle of painter Frida Kahlo, and her encounter with the personalities of her time. Despite being confied to a wheelchair as a result of polio, operations and amputations, she faces and traces some of the most colorful and ...
Plot: painter, amputee, radical, wheelchair, artist, polio, women, woman
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Hip Hip Hurrah! (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The life and times of the Scandinavian artists' colony who lived in Skagen on the Danish coast during the 1890s. Not so much a biographical account, rather a portrait of a way of life. The painters became famous for the way they used the light ...
Plot: artist, painter, affair
Time: 1890s
Place: eastern europe, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
At Eternity's Gate (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, Switzerland, UK, France, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Famed but tormented artist Vincent van Gogh spends his final years in Arles, France, painting masterworks of the natural world that surrounds him.
Style: melancholic, touching, rough, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: loneliness, painter, insanity, brother brother relationship, art gallery, obsession, genius, priest, art dealer, hospital, nature, pipe smoking ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.4
 11K
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: touching, realistic, serious, factual, melancholic ...
Plot: prodigy, painter, life is a bitch, addiction, couple relations, tragic love, tragic hero, painting, romance, artists and showbiz, artist, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 7.4
 6K
Seraphine (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The tragic story of French naïve painter Séraphine Louis aka Séraphine de Senlis (1864-1942), a humble servant who becomes a gifted self-taught painter. Discovered by prominent critic and collector William Uhde, she came to prominence between the ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, based on true events, surprise ending ...
Plot: art collector, art, painter, painting, artist, lifestyle, mental illness, anti conformity, art dealer, fame, paint, art critic ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 20s, 1930s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.0
 62
The Monk (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Spain, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In Madrid at the time of the Inquisition, the monk Ambrosio is renowned for his faith and his strength of will, a saint in the eyes of the populace. But when he discovers the beautiful Matilda hidden in his own monastery, all his repressed passions ...
Plot: spanish inquisition, woman dressed as man, inquisition, monk, torture, female nudity, convent, temptation, monastery, nun
Time: 1600s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Wolf at the Door (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Denmark, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This biographical film, based on the life of French artist Paul Gauguin, follows the painter as he returns to Paris after a long stay in Tahiti and must confront his wife, his children, and his former lover.
Style: realistic, sincere, sexual, touching, serious ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), painter, artist, love affair, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, performer's life, prodigy, society, homecoming ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: france, paris france, europe, tahiti
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Secret Passage (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Isabel and Clara are growing up in a time of terror. It is 1492, and Spain has decreed that all Jews must either convert to Catholicism, go into exile or face trial and execution. Although forcibly baptized, the sisters are chased through ...
Plot: spanish inquisition, marriage, anti semitism
Time: 15th century
Place: spain, istanbul turkey, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.6
 4K
El Greco (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Greece, Spain, Hungary
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The story of the uncompromising artist and fighter for freedom, Domenicos Theotokopoulos, known to the world as "El Greco".
Style: serious, stylized, emotional, captivating, non-linear ...
Plot: idealism, ambition, politics, tragic hero, prodigy, vengeance, destructive relationship, tragic love, fall in love, self destructing, lovers apart, bohemian life ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, renaissance
Place: venice, europe, spain, italy, greece ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.3
 106
Bombal (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 81 min.
Story: María Luisa Bombal is an underground writer in the early twenties trying to reconcile her passionate and very sexual lifestyle with her life as a socialite among Santiago's very conservative elite.
Plot: literature, cuckold, prison, open marriage, fictional biography, gay husband, painter, female full frontal nudity, artist, gay sex, suicide attempt, butt naked ...
Time: 1930s
Place: santiago chile, chile, santiago de chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.0
 27K
Pollock (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In August of 1949, Life Magazine ran a banner headline that begged the question: "Jackson Pollock: Is he the greatest living painter in the United States?" The film is a look back into the life of an extraordinary man, a man who has ...
Style: based on true events, emotional, inspirational, intellectual, atmospheric ...
Plot: painter, artist, painting, alcohol abuse, art, bohemian life, supportive spouse, rise and fall, addiction, self destructing, lifestyle, ambition ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, 40s, 1950s ...
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.2
 3K
Klimt (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Austria, France, Germany, UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A portrait of Austrian artist Gustav Klimt whose lavish, sexual paintings came to symbolize the art nouveau style of the late 19th and early 20th century.
Style: thought provoking, stylized, based on true events, contemplative, experimental ...
Plot: painter, artist, prodigy, obsession, sexual relations, lifestyle, ambition, society, against the rules, painting, dying man, dying ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, year 1900, year 1918, turn of the century
Place: austria, paris france, europe, france, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Cezanne and I (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: They loved each other with the ardor of thirteen-year-old boys. Rebellion and curiosity, hopes and doubts, girls and dreams of glory – they shared it all. Paul was rich, Emile poor. They went skinny-dipping, drank absinthe, starved, only to ...
Style: captivating, contemplative, atmospheric, factual, exciting ...
Plot: friendship, painter, painting, infidelity, art, seaside, end of friendship, portrait painting, artist, portrait, novelist, nude painting ...
Time: 1890s, 1860s, 19th century, 1870s, 1880s
Place: south of france, paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Gauguin – Voyage de Tahiti (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Paul Gauguin feels smothered by the atmosphere prevailing in Paris in the year 1891. Around him, everything is so artificial and conventional: he needs authenticity to renew his art. Failing to convince his wife Mette and his five children to follow ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, captivating, based on true events
Plot: painter, interracial romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, painting, husband wife conflict, money problems, heart attack, wilderness, interracial relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), artistic creation, horse ...
Time: 19th century
Place: tahiti, paris france, polynesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.5
 251
Zorn (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Sweden, Finland, Norway
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Dramatised biography of Swedish painter Anders Zorn.
Plot: female nudity, single mother, adultery, painter, womanizer, nudity (full frontal - brief)
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Milky Way (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two drifters go on a pilgrimage from France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Along the way, they hitchhike, beg for food, and face the Christian dogmas and heresies from different Ages.
Style: atmospheric, witty, humorous, clever, offbeat ...
Plot: nun, miraculous event, satire, surrealism, crucifix, bible, on the road, farce, society, clergy, escapades, hopes ...
Time: 20th century
Place: spain, europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Oscar: The Color of Destiny (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 108 min.
Story: "Óscar. The Color of Destiny" is a revealing portrayal of a forgotten icon of French Surrealism: Spanish painter Óscar Domínguez, contemporary of Picasso. The film rediscovers the life of a talented artist who was ignored after he ...
Plot: nazi occupation, bohemian, spaniard, lesbian kiss, world war two, art, surrealism, suicide, painter, illness, loneliness, self loathing ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.9
 29K
Goya's Ghosts (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Painter Francisco Goya faces a scandal involving his muse, who is labeled a heretic by a monk.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, captivating, factual, intense ...
Plot: prostitute, heresy, lifestyle, life is a bitch, french, rape, prison, period piece, spanish inquisition, arrest, society, hunting ...
Time: 18th century, 1800s, 19th century
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Lady of Monza (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A true story taken from the archives of the archdiocese of Milan.
Style: based on true events
Plot: assassination plot, convent, mother superior, female nudity, priest, nun, catholic priest, abbess, evil nun, affair, catholic church, torture ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Love and Betrayal: The Mia Farrow Story (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: Actress Mia Farrow's personal life takes a turn for the worse when she engages in a long relationship with Woody Allen.
Plot: female director, cardinal the priest, female nudity, sex scene, priest, catholic, actress, nun
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Vincent & Theo (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Netherlands, UK, Germany, Italy, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The tragic story of Vincent van Gogh broadened by focusing as well on his brother Theodore, who helped support Vincent. Based on the letters written between the two.
Style: touching, psychological, based on true events, scenic, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, brother brother relationship, painter, life is a bitch, prodigy, mentally unstable, genius, famous painting, drawing, art, artist, art gallery ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, holland, paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Goya or the Hard Path of Knowledge (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: East Germany, Soviet Union, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia
Duration: 136 min.
Story: As a painter in the court of King Carlos IV, Goya has attained wealth and reputation. He believes in King and Church, yet he is also a Spaniard who dearly loves his people. This contradiction presents him with a dilemma.
Style: 70mm film
Plot: french revolution, nude painting, female full frontal nudity, husband wife relationship, adultery, female nudity, catholic church, based on a novel, painter, church, social class, menage a trois ...
Time: 18th century, 1800s
Place: madrid, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Goya in Bordeaux (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Francisco Goya (1746-1828), deaf and ill, lives the last years of his life in voluntary exile in Bordeaux, a Liberal protesting the oppressive rule of Ferdinand VII. He's living with his much younger wife Leocadia and their daughter Rosario. He ...
Style: surreal, serious, realistic, atmospheric, contemplative ...
Plot: artist, art, aging, politics, duchess, aristocrat, tyranny, miraculous event, passion, exile, couple relations, royal family ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 1800s
Place: spain, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Colors of Passion (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A look a the life of 19th century Indian painter Raja Ravi Varma.
Plot: painter, god, goddess, controversy, sex scene, painting, premarital sex, long black hair, passion, body painting, patron, back massage ...
Time: 19th century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Inspired by the picturesque paintings of Thomas Kinkade, The Christmas Cottage tells the semi-autobiographical tale of how a young boy is propelled to launch a career as an artist after he learns that his mother is in danger of losing the family ...
Style: touching, realistic, captivating, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: prodigy, family relations, youth, unfulfillment, tragic hero, painting, painter, mentor, ex husband ex wife relationship, christmas, performer's life, college life ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
14 Days with Victor (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Victor is a magnetic young boy that survive in London. A chance encounter leads him to Martin and Anna, two artists who share studio and a vital moment. Martin wants to relaunch his career and, while awaiting his brother lives, a former boxing star ...
Style: sadistic
Plot: painter, psychopath, psychopathic killer, male nudity, murder, artist, death, dog, psycho killer, teenage boy, masturbation, female nudity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.7
 586
Paradise Found (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, Australia, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Paradise Found is a biography about the painter Paul Gauguin. Focusing on his personal conflict between citizen life and his family life and the art scene in Frane. In an incredible imagery montage Gauguin manages to make a successful living in the ...
Style: realistic, serious, scenic, contemplative
Plot: prodigy, ambition, lifestyle, obsessive quest, survival, tragic love, love affair, destiny, obsession, love and romance, tragic hero, rise and fall ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1870s
Place: paris france, tahiti, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.9
 19K
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: atmospheric, stylized, captivating, realistic, factual ...
Plot: drug abuse, friendship, artist, rise and fall, society, rising to stardom, self destructing, overdose, celebrity culture, human spirit, self discovery, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.6
 493
Losing Ground (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A comedy-drama about a Black American female philosophy professor and her insensitive, philandering, and flamboyant artist husband who are having a marital crisis. When the wife goes off on an almost unbelievable journey to find "ecstasy", ...
Plot: artist, female director, painter, marriage, professor, painting, middle class, philosopher, swimming, kissing, love triangle, swimming pool ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Winslow Homer: An American Original (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 49 min.
Story: American artist Winslow Homer's illustrations for Harpers' Weekly magazine earned high praise for their honest portrayal of the Civil War. Discouraged by the horrors he witnessed, Homer abandons his post and heads to the quiet of Houghton ...
Plot: brother brother relationship, american civil war, children, painting, boy, artist, painter, friendship, girl
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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