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, talky, stylized, semi serious, realistic, intellectual, biting, baroque, reflective, melancholic ...
Plot: aging, nun, artist, party, journalist, art, high society, writer's life, giraffe, flamingo, church, stripper, love, vatican, birthday, alcohol, nightclub, beauty, 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 serious, realistic, talky and reflective films with plots about loneliness, life & death, dialogue, drinking, existentialism, culture clash 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
 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: meditative, melancholic, talky, atmospheric, enigmatic ...
Plot: vacation, hotel, composer, suicide, screenwriter, old friends, aging, friendship, loneliness, husband wife relationship, retirement, infidelity ...
Time: 2010s
Place: switzerland, alps, swiss alps, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, serious, atmospheric, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: mafia, political corruption, politics, murder, photographer, blackmail, head of state, crime, diva, crimes, dishonesty, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, year 1993, 1990s, year 1992, year 1991 ...
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, sicily, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, talky, surreal, stylized, serious ...
Plot: adultery, midlife crisis, extramarital affair, filmmaking, childhood, traffic jam, mistress, director, dancer, actress, priest, actor ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, italy, france, paris france, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, mountain, divorce, 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, alps, zurich switzerland, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, realistic, touching, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage rape, poetry, loneliness, old woman, bridge, suicide, aging, golden years, human nature, introspection, elderly, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, south korea, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: neo noir, obsession, down on your luck, fall in love, dishonesty, self destructing, destructive relationship, cons and scams, aging, love and romance, money lender, gladiator ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, serious, sincere ...
Plot: psychoanalysis, loss of son, regret, dealing with death, redemption, marriage crisis, sadness, therapist, parents and children, death in the family, family in crisis, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, suicidal tendency, mass, father daughter conflict, mobile phone ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2009
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, romance, love affair, dishonesty, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, golden years, crumbling marriage, love, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: melbourne australia, belgium, adelaide south australia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: serious, offbeat, realistic, clever, biting
Plot: obsession, losing-it hero, prodigy, unfulfillment, power relations, dedicated educator, single parent, teachers and students, teaching the ways of the world, estrangement, youth, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, kindergarten, tel aviv israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, serious, witty, 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, harvard university, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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, villager, wife husband relationship, underdog, small town, society, social relations, human nature, parents and children, working class ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, mediterranean sea, sicily, milan italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, serious, gloomy, rough, psychological ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, poverty, unemployment, violence, robbery, social misfits, criminal heroes, neo realism, crimes, dishonesty, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s
Place: italy, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.4
 9K
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 ⇓
23%
 8.1
 18K
Nostalgia (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Soviet Union
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The Russian poet Andrei Gorchakov, accompanied by guide and translator Eugenia, is traveling through Italy researching the life of an 18th-century Russian composer. In an ancient spa town, he meets the lunatic Domenico, who years earlier had ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: dream, memory, writer's life, redemption, human nature, culture clash, water, self discovery, immolation, crisis, countryside, save the world ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: italy, russia, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, sexual, 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 ⇓
22%
 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, stylized, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: nun, jewish, anti semitism, orphan, convent, family secret, self discovery, nazism, drugs/alcohol, uncover truth, haunted by the past, life turned upside down ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: poland, europe, mine, denmark
⇓ 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, atmospheric, stylized, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: obsession, gays and lesbians, composer, beach, homoeroticism, vacation, beauty, makeover, cholera, fall in love, homosexuality, boy ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, venice, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 3K
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, drug use, joke, rat, female nudity, prostitute, corruption, power, villa, unhappy wife ...
Time: year 2006
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 8.0
 15K
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, gloomy, serious, 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: italy, europe, usa, los angeles, milan italy ...
⇓ 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: touching, serious, talky, gloomy, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hotel, musician's life, urban, 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, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, minneapolis minnesota ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: surreal, erotic, sexual, sexy, stylized ...
Plot: legends and myths, model, translator, anti heroes, rebelliousness, social differences, romance, political unrest, royal family, religions or cults, art, state affairs ...
Time: middle ages
Place: japan, asia, hong kong, shanghai, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, realistic, serious, touching, captivating ...
Plot: redemption, prison, campfire, release from prison, physician, nightclub, doctor, death, job seeking, loss of son, ex convict, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Movie in collections
 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, clever, twists and turns, emotional, realistic ...
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 1984, year 1980
Place: italy, europe, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 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, atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: chef, high society, adultery, food, restaurant, bourgeoisie, infidelity, russian, lesbian, birthday, self discovery, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, california
⇓ 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, serious, stylized, gloomy ...
Plot: canal, neighbor, coming of age, drowning, mouse, realism, urban ghetto, dysfunctional family, youth, family relations, parents and children, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 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, sincere, serious, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, friendship, pregnancy, abortion, human nature, couple relations, dysfunctional family, love affair, parents and children, terminal illness, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.6
 4K
Maborosi (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young woman's husband apparently commits suicide without warning or reason, leaving behind his wife and infant. Yumiko remarries and moves from Osaka to a small fishing village, yet continues to search for meaning in a lonely world.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, psychological, reflective ...
Plot: village, self discovery, crimes, hopes, love and romance, youth, couples, family problems, social relations, babies and infants, dealing with death, investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, europe, venice, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Oslo, August 31st (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Anders is a recovering drug addict in an Oslo rehab clinic. On the 30th August, he is given a day’s leave to attend a job interview in the city centre.
Style: talky, realistic, serious, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: suicide attempt, suicide thoughts, old friends, addiction, human nature, drugs/alcohol, urban, introspection, rehabilitation, starting over, thirtysomething life, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, oslo norway, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Mr. Lazarescu (Ion Fiscuteanu) is a retired Romanian engineer, spending his time in the company of his cats and booze. When he starts feeling unusually ill, he first seeks painkillers from his neighbors. It soon becomes apparent that Lazarescu is ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: hospital, doctors and patients, alcohol, undressing, paramedic, ambulance, friendship, paralysis, surgery, nurse, neighbor, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, romania, bucharest, canada, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%