Movies like The Great Beauty

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The Great Beauty (2013)
 7.8
 71K
The Great Beauty (2013)
Original name: La grande bellezza
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.
Style: surreal, intellectual, talky, stylized, biting, realistic, semi serious, baroque, reflective, melancholic ...
Plot: nun, artist, aging, party, journalist, high society, art, stripper, church, giraffe, flamingo, writer's life, dull life, artists and showbiz, elderly, introspection, old love, city life, performance, encounter, supportive friend, unfulfillment, oldtimer, love, vatican ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, rome italy

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Most similar movies to The Great Beauty

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, talky and reflective films with plots about loneliness, drinking, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, dialogue, drink and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Great Beauty: Youth (2015), Il Divo (2008), 8? (1963), Clouds of Sils Maria (2014), Poetry (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
 65K
Youth (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Italy, France, UK, Switzerland
Duration: 124 min.
Story: YOUTH explores the lifelong bond between two friends vacationing in a luxury Swiss Alps lodge as they ponder retirement. While Fred has no plans to resume his musical career despite the urging of his loving daughter Lena, Mick is intent on finishing ...
Style: meditative, melancholic, talky, atmospheric, enigmatic ...
Plot: vacation, suicide, composer, screenwriter, old friends, aging, friendship, surrealism, husband wife relationship, retirement, falling in love, freedom ...
Time: 2010s
Place: switzerland, alps, swiss alps, venice
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86%
 7.3
 14K
Il Divo (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The narration spans the period since the seventh election of Andreotti as Prime Minister of Italy in 1992, until the trial in which he was accused of collusion with the Mafia.
Style: disturbing, realistic, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: political corruption, mafia, murder, blackmail, photographer, prime minister, italian history, cosa nostra, vatican, incompetent police, crime, chases and races ...
Time: 1990s, 21st century, year 1993, year 1992, year 1991 ...
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, moscow russia, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.1
 98K
8? (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 138 min.
Story: With 8 ½ Frederico Fellini leaves a self-portrait where dreams and reality are a mix. With help from a most excellent cast and unique scenery this self reflecting film is one of his master works.
Style: psychological, surreal, talky, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: extramarital affair, childhood, midlife crisis, filmmaking, mistress, traffic jam, director, actress, actor, priest, dancer, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, england, copenhagen denmark ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Clouds of Sils Maria (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A veteran actress comes face-to-face with an uncomfortable reflection of herself when she agrees to take part in a revival of the play that launched her career 20 years earlier.
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, thought provoking, atmospheric ...
Plot: aging, divorce, suicide, artists and showbiz, introspection, actor's life, haunted by the past, desire for fame, midlife crisis, ambition, lesbian, actress ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: switzerland, zurich switzerland, alps, swiss alps, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 7.8
 8K
Poetry (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Grandmother Mi Ja works part-time as a caretaker, and struggles to raise a teen grandson by herself. Despite her tough situation, she speaks softly, dresses fashionably, and approaches the world with child-like curiosity. Enrolling in a poetry ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, sincere, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage rape, loneliness, suicide, poetry, bridge, old woman, aging, unfulfillment, health situation, golden years, family relations, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea, south korea, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Kindergarten Teacher (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A teacher discovers in a five year-old child a prodigious gift for poetry. Amazed and inspired by this young boy, she decides to protect his talent in spite of everyone.
Style: realistic, biting, clever, serious, offbeat
Plot: obsession, single parent, youth, prodigy, estrangement, family relations, power relations, dedicated educator, unfulfillment, teaching the ways of the world, losing-it hero, teachers and students ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, kindergarten, tel aviv israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Family Friend (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Geremia, an aging tailor/money lender, is a repulsive, mean, stingy man who lives alone in his shabby house with his scornful, bedridden mother. He has a morbid, obsessive relationship with money and he uses it to insinuate himself into other ...
Style: cynical, serious, touching, rough, surreal ...
Plot: neo noir, dishonesty, fall in love, down on your luck, self destructing, obsession, cons and scams, destructive relationship, life is a bitch, love and romance, loan, swamp ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Dormant Beauty (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A mosaic of several intertwined stories questioning the meaning of life, love and hope, set during the last six days in the life of Eluana Englaro, a young woman who spent 17 years in a vegetative state.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious
Plot: mercy killing, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, cause and meaning, dealing with death, parents and children, paralysis, family relations, parliament, husband murders wife, moral dilemma, mobile phone ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2009
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 16K
The Son's Room (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A psychoanalyst and his family go through profound emotional trauma when their son dies in a scuba diving accident.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: loss of son, regret, psychoanalysis, death in the family, family problems, loss of child, redemption, overcoming, family in crisis, dealing with death, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
A Burning Hot Summer (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Paul reflects on the summer he met Angèle and Frédéric as he watches his friend being laid to rest.
Style: tense, psychological, sexual, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, friendship, friends, human nature, sexual relations, fall in love, love and romance, artists and showbiz, couples, breakup, promise, lie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, france, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.5
 2K
Innocence (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, Belgium
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After more than forty years apart, Andreas and Claire embark on an affair as reckless and intense as when they were young lovers. Widowed musician Andreas decides to get back in touch with his one great love, Claire, who is still married to her ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: infidelity, romance, couples, family problems, dishonesty, love affair, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, couple relations, golden years, love and romance, lovers reunited ...
Time: 90s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: belgium, adelaide south australia, melbourne australia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.8
 4K
Loro 1 (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: "Loro", in two parts, is a period movie that chronicles, as a fiction story, events likely happened in Italy (or even made up) between 2006 and 2010. "Loro" wants to suggest in portraits and glimps, through a composite ...
Plot: sex trafficking, politics, political corruption, billionaire, golf, football player, villa, sheep, anti communism, golf course, unhappy wife, power ...
Time: year 2006
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.4
 46K
Ida (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, Denmark, France, UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Anna, a young novitiate in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a family secret dating back to the years of the German occupation.
Style: bleak, atmospheric, stylized, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: nun, jewish, family secret, convent, anti semitism, orphan, nazism, self discovery, haunted by the past, introspection, society, human nature ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: poland, europe, mine, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Joe Gould's Secret (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Around 1940, New Yorker staff writer Joe Mitchell meets Joe Gould, a Greenwich Village character who cadges meals, drinks, and contributions to the Joe Gould Fund and who is writing a voluminous Oral History of the World, a record of 20,000 ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, sentimental, serious, witty ...
Plot: friendship, friends, urban, human nature, mysterious character, artists and showbiz, writer's life, buddies, partners, listener, artist, storytelling ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, north carolina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Fists in the Pocket (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ale, a deeply disturbed young man subject to seizures, benignly decides to murder members of his dysfunctional family for altruistic reasons.
Style: serious, bleak, emotional, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, murder, epilepsy, alienation, siblings relations, family problems, family relations, obsession, deadly, misfit, family in crisis, down on your luck ...
Time: 60s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Scrounger (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A pimp with no other means to provide for himself finds his life spiralling out of control when his prostitute is sent to prison.
Style: realistic, rough, gloomy, psychological, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, unemployment, poverty, violence, robbery, criminal heroes, social misfits, crimes, life is a bitch, homeless, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s
Place: italy, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.3
 2K
One Man Up (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The debut feature by acclaimed Italian director Paolo Sorrentino (Il Divo) is a stylish and blackly comic look at the dark side of fame. Evocatively set during the eighties, the film charts the decline of two men both named Antonio Pisapia who lead ...
Style: serious, sincere, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Plot: soccer, cocaine, destiny, career change, showbiz, starting over, rise and fall, musician's life, vengeance, ambition, follow your dream, rising to stardom ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984, year 1980
Place: italy, europe, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Death in Venice (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Composer Gustav von Aschenbach, travels to Venice for health reasons. There, he becomes obsessed with the stunning beauty of an adolescent Polish boy named Tadzio who is staying with his family at the same Grand Hôtel des Bains on the Lido as ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: obsession, gays and lesbians, fall in love, beach, vacation, beauty, cholera, homoeroticism, homosexuality, forbidden love, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: italy, venice, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 18K
I Am Love (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Emma left Russia to live with her husband in Italy. Now a member of a powerful industrial family, she is the respected mother of three, but feels unfulfilled. One day, Antonio, a talented chef and her son's friend, makes her senses kindle.
Style: stylized, realistic, gloomy, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: chef, high society, infidelity, russian, adultery, lesbian, birthday, bourgeoisie, food, restaurant, family gatherings, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.0
 4K
Respiro (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Grazia is a free-spirited mother-of-three married to shy fisherman Pietro and living on the idyllic but isolated island of Lampedusa in the Mediterranean Sea. She shows signs of manic depressive behavior — one moment she's laughing wildly and ...
Style: sincere, serious, touching, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: island, parents and children, small town, family life, social relations, family relations, human nature, society, individualism, mentally unstable, injustice, working class ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, sicily, mediterranean sea, milan italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
I've Loved You So Long (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A woman struggles to interact with her family and find her place in society after spending fifteen years in prison.
Style: emotional, touching, psychological, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, prison, job seeking, loss of son, ex convict, release from prison, physician, campfire, death, doctor, nightclub, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Pillow Book (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, France, Luxembourg, Austria
Duration: 126 min.
Story: As a young girl in Japan, Nagiko's father paints characters on her face, and her aunt reads to her from "The Pillow Book", the diary of a 10th-century lady-in-waiting. Nagiko grows up, obsessed with books, papers, and writing on ...
Style: erotic, sexual, surreal, sexy, stylized ...
Plot: model, translator, legends and myths, revolution, royal family, political unrest, disorder, heroes, lifestyle, rebelliousness, death row, social differences ...
Time: middle ages
Place: japan, asia, hong kong, shanghai, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Chelsea Walls (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: This movie tells five stories set in a single day at the famed Chelsea Hotel in New York City, involving an ensemble cast of some 30-35 characters.
Style: talky, realistic, touching, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hotel, couple relations, unfulfillment, down on your luck, rising to stardom, city life, celebrity culture, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, writer's life, addiction, musician's life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, minnesota, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 6K
Nine Lives (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Captives of the very relationships that define and sustain them, nine women resiliently meet the travails and disappointments of life.
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, pregnancy, abortion, infidelity, dysfunctional family, family problems, lovers reunited, human nature, introspection, family relations, parents and children, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.5
 8K
Ratcatcher (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: James Gillespie is 12 years old. The world he knew is changing. Haunted by a secret, he has become a stranger in his own family. He is drawn to the canal where he creates a world of his own. He finds an awkward tenderness with Margaret Anne, a ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, stylized, realistic, rough ...
Plot: mouse, drowning, canal, neighbor, coming of age, realism, youth, dysfunctional family, misfit, society, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.1
 129K
The Master (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Freddie, a volatile, heavy-drinking veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, finds some semblance of a family when he stumbles onto the ship of Lancaster Dodd, the charismatic leader of a new "religion" he forms after World ...
Style: stylized, intellectual, atmospheric, realistic, tense ...
Plot: drifter, right hand man, cult leader, religious cult, book, alcoholic, belief, question, popularity, ex military, temperamental, power relations ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, alabama, england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.3
 7K
I Am David (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on Anne Holm's acclaimed young adult novel North to Freedom, I Am David chronicles the struggles of a 12-year-old boy (Ben Tibber) who manages to flee a Communist concentration camp on his own -- through sheer will and determination. All ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, tense ...
Audience: kids
Plot: reunion, rescue, survival, artist, politics, stowaway, friendship, self discovery, hopes, escapades, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 1950s
Place: denmark, switzerland, italy, bulgaria, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Three Brothers (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In a farmhouse in southern Italy, an old woman dies. Her husband summons their sons: from Rome, Raffaele, a judge facing a political case for which he risks assassination; from Naples, the religious and ideological Rocco, a counselor at a ...
Style: gloomy, touching, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: death, funeral, mafia, terrorism, family problems, death in the family, introspection, social worker, self discovery, reunion, farm, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, germany, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.0
 5K
Last Orders (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jack Dodd was a London butcher who enjoyed a pint with his mates for over 50 years. When he died, he died as he lived, with a smile on his face watching a horse race on which he had bet, with borrowed money. But before he died he had a final ...
Style: realistic, talky, touching, sentimental, clever ...
Plot: friendship, friends, death, last wish, infidelity, grief, memory, war veteran, life, love and romance, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1989
Place: england, europe, london, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Songs My Brothers Taught Me (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This complex portrait of modern-day life on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation explores the bond between a brother and his younger sister, who find themselves on separate paths to rediscovering the meaning of home.
Style: gloomy, touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, dysfunctional family, youth, family problems, death in the family, society, social relations, unfulfillment, 13 year old, blood, alcohol, marijuana ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south dakota, usa, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%