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The Great Beauty (2013)
 7.8
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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, talky, stylized, semi serious, realistic, intellectual, biting, baroque, reflective, melancholic ...
Plot: nun, aging, high society, artist, party, journalist, writer's life, art, flamingo, giraffe, church, stripper, vatican, beauty, nightclub, birthday, love, alcohol, unfulfillment, city life, introspection, dull life, artists and showbiz, elderly, old love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 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 realistic, serious, talky and reflective films with plots about loneliness, mentor, dialogue, storytelling, life & death, catastrophe and runaway mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like The Great Beauty: Youth (2015), Il Divo (2008), The Family Friend (2006), 8? (1963), Clouds of Sils Maria (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.3
 62K
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: melancholic, enigmatic, artsy, reflective, art house ...
Plot: hotel, suicide, composer, screenwriter, vacation, old friends, aging, friendship, surrealism, sex scene, spa, female nudity ...
Time: 2010s
Place: switzerland, alps, swiss alps
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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, atmospheric, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: mafia, political corruption, politics, murder, photographer, blackmail, crime, head of state, diva, crimes, dishonesty, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, year 1992, year 1991, 1990s, year 1993
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, palermo italy, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: touching, serious, cynical, rough, surreal ...
Plot: obsession, down on your luck, fall in love, dishonesty, neo noir, self destructing, aging, destructive relationship, love and romance, cons and scams, life is a bitch, loan ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.1
 96K
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, talky, surreal, stylized, serious ...
Plot: adultery, midlife crisis, extramarital affair, filmmaking, childhood, traffic jam, mistress, director, dancer, actress, priest, actor ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: italy, europe, copenhagen denmark, england, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: talky, clever, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: aging, actress, divorce, mountain, suicide, actor's life, introspection, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, ego clash, celebrity culture, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: switzerland, swiss alps, zurich switzerland, alps, california
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34%
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: emotional, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: mercy killing, dealing with death, parents and children, life is a bitch, family relations, cause and meaning, unfulfillment, paralysis, loss of wife, suffering, religious faith, catholic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2009, 2000s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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: twists and turns, serious, clever, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: soccer, cocaine, desire for fame, drugs/alcohol, nightclub, downfall, follow your dream, rise and fall, rising to stardom, siblings relations, addiction, unemployment ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980, year 1984
Place: italy, europe, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.8
 2K
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: politics, sex trafficking, political corruption, football player, golf, anti communism, sheep, unhappy wife, villa, golf course, power, lie ...
Time: year 2006
Place: italy, rome italy
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28%
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 7.7
 24K
Contempt (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A philistine in the art film business, Jeremy Prokosch is a producer unhappy with the work of his director. Prokosch has hired Fritz Lang (as himself) to direct an adaptation of "The Odyssey," but when it seems that the legendary filmmaker ...
Style: talky, stylized, psychological, clever, cynical ...
Plot: new wave, screenwriter, filmmaking, director, sexism, writer's life, movie business, villa, divorce, jealousy, love triangle, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: italy, europe, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Consequences of Love (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Titta di Girolamo has been living in a small hotel in Lugano for ten years, he leads a dull and rigid live and has apparently lost his capability to feel human emotion. This all changes when he decides to talk to Sofia, the Barmaid.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, clever, twists and turns ...
Plot: mafia, age difference, physical appearance, hotel, loneliness, heroin, mysterious character, dull life, crime, bar, romance, unlikely couple ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: switzerland, italy, europe, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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: psychoanalysis, loss of son, regret, dealing with death, redemption, therapist, marriage crisis, sadness, parents and children, death in the family, family in crisis, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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, realistic, touching, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: poetry, loneliness, teenage rape, old woman, bridge, suicide, aging, elderly, golden years, human nature, introspection, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.1
 17K
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, serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: high society, chef, adultery, lesbian, bourgeoisie, restaurant, food, infidelity, russian, birthday, self discovery, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.3
 17K
Certified Copy (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Belgium, Iran
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In Tuscany to promote his latest book, a middle-aged English writer meets a French woman who leads him to the village of Lucignano.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sincere, enigmatic ...
Plot: wedding anniversary, estranged father, writer's life, romance, love affair, countryside, artists and showbiz, love and romance, fall in love, art, promotion, age difference ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, vienna
⇓ 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: serious, gloomy, sexual, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: love triangle, friendship, fall in love, love and romance, human nature, sexual relations, breakup, artists and showbiz, friends, couples, female nudity, male nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, france, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.4
 43K
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, stylized, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: nun, jewish, anti semitism, orphan, convent, family secret, self discovery, drugs/alcohol, uncover truth, nazism, haunted by the past, life turned upside down ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: poland, europe, mine, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.7
 941
The Jewel (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Amanzio Rastelli appointed several of his relations to managerial positions in his firm. They decided to think internationally and now business is heavily in debt. Luckily for the Rastellis, Bolta the accountant uses all the tricks of his art to ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, thought provoking, tense
Plot: rise and fall, corporate crimes, dishonesty, unfulfillment, family business, ambition, legal, family relations, working the system, stock broker, bankruptcy, bribery ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, atmospheric, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, gays and lesbians, fall in love, composer, beach, homoeroticism, vacation, beauty, makeover, cholera, homosexuality, boy ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, venice, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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The Night (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A married couple attend a bourgeois party and wade through the stifling strain that long-term marriage has imposed upon them.
Style: stylized, serious, gloomy, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: hospital, infidelity, party, nightclub, terminal illness, crumbling marriage, human nature, one day, introspection, couple relations, friendship, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, usa, italy, los angeles, milan italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, witty, serious, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, writer's life, urban, artists and showbiz, friends, partners, buddies, mysterious character, human nature, artist, listener, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, north carolina ...
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22%
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Philomena (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A woman searches for her adult son, who was taken away from her decades ago when she was forced to live in a convent.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, based on true events ...
Plot: nun, adoption, forgiveness, journalist, search, journalism, coping, irish, faith, church, son, convent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 50s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: ireland, washington d.c., england, usa, oxford university
⇓ 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, emotional, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: siblings relations, epilepsy, dysfunctional family, alienation, murder, family in crisis, family problems, family relations, mentally unstable, obsession, down on your luck, deadly ...
Time: 60s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.4
 8K
Reprise (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two competitive friends, fueled by literary aspirations and youthful exuberance, endure the pangs of love, depression and burgeoning careers.
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, depression, writer's life, music, road not taken, ambition, unfulfillment, friends, buddies, follow your dream, rise and fall, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, oslo norway, paris france, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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The Pillow Book (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, France, Luxembourg
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: surreal, erotic, sexual, sexy, art house ...
Plot: legends and myths, translator, model, anti heroes, rebelliousness, social differences, romance, political unrest, royal family, religions or cults, state affairs, disorder ...
Time: middle ages
Place: japan, asia, california, hong kong, shanghai ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: serious, touching, talky, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: hotel, urban, musician's life, writer's life, human nature, looking for love, addiction, down on your luck, nightlife, artists and showbiz, city life, mentally unstable ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, minnesota, minneapolis minnesota, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 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, uplifting, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: survival, friendship, rescue, reunion, politics, stowaway, artist, human spirit, parents and children, danger, self discovery, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 1950s
Place: denmark, switzerland, italy, bulgaria, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.3
 174K
Blue Jasmine (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jasmine French used to be on the top of the heap as a New York socialite, but now is returning to her estranged sister in San Francisco utterly ruined. As Jasmine struggles with her haunting memories of a privileged past bearing dark realities she ...
Style: talky, cynical, realistic, tragicomedy, psychological ...
Plot: high society, depression, narcissism, suicide, dentist, starting over, drugs/alcohol, couple relations, rich, sibling relationship, siblings relations, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
This Must Be the Place (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France, Ireland
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A bored, retired rock star sets out to find his father's executioner, an ex-Nazi war criminal who is a refugee in the U.S.
Style: surreal, stylized, tragicomedy, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: rock, surrealism, on the road, teen suicide, stock exchange, hebrew, self discovery, redemption, parent child relationship, unfulfillment, aging, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, new mexico, ireland, usa, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: sincere, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: funeral, death, mafia, terrorism, dealing with death, introspection, farm, siblings relations, death in the family, family relations, self discovery, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: italy, europe, naples italy, germany, rome italy
⇓ 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: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, thought provoking ...
Plot: island, mentally unstable, small town life, underdog, villager, wife husband relationship, society, small town, social relations, human nature, parents and children, working class ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, sicily, mediterranean sea, milan italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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