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Heritages (2013)
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Heritages (2013)
Original name: Mirath
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Lebanon, United Arab Emirates, France, Switzerland, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When director Philippe Aractingi is forced to leave his motherland for the third time, the realisation dawns on him: his ancestors have been fleeing wars for five generations. Exploring his roots, Aractingi goes back to the fall of the Ottoman Empire, the creation of Israel and the Lebanese Civil War. Experimenting with a radical new film-making style, he interlaces directed scenes and archive images with video-filmed personal diaries, family photos and super 8 reels.
Plot: school, train, beach, boat, boy, emigrant, girl, ruins, filmmaking, little boy, bomb, little girl, photograph, wall, passport, children, refugee, family photograph, ancestor
Time: 2000s
Place: ottoman empire, france, lebanon, paris france, beirut lebanon

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about artist, boy, artists and showbiz, flashback, children, female nudity and hospital mostly in Drama, Biography and Music genres. Some movies like Heritages: The 15:17 to Paris (2018), The Happiest Place on Earth (1999), Barbara (2017), Cezanne and I (2016), The Wolf at the Door (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The 15:17 to Paris (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In August 2015, an ISIS terrorist boarded train #9364 from Brussels to Paris. Armed with an AK-47 and enough ammo to kill more than 500 people, the terrorist might have succeeded except for three American friends who refused to give in to fear. One ...
Plot: classroom, terrorism, train, flashback, soldier, blood, friendship, vatican, school, military, bar, wound ...
Time: 2000s, 2010s
Place: france, berlin germany, paris france, portugal, afghanistan ...
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The Happiest Place on Earth (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of Robert Hughes-Lambert, who was captured by Nazis when his active homosexuality was discovered during the filming of Mermoz (1943).
Style: bleak, semi serious, witty, clever, disturbing ...
Plot: filmmaking, showbiz, moral dilemma, politics, holocaust, society, actor's life, wartime life, life is a bitch, state affairs, artists and showbiz, against humanity ...
Time: 40s
Place: france, paris france, vichy
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94%
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Barbara (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A director wants to make a biopic about the female singer Barbara.
Plot: songwriting, filmmaking, piano, actress, female nudity, singing, playing piano, female singer, stage performance, singer, rehearsal, photograph ...
Place: paris france
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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 ...
Plot: friendship, seaside, male friendship, portrait, novelist, art, painting, painter, portrait painting, flashback, schoolyard, end of friendship ...
Time: 1880s, 19th century, 1860s, 1870s, 1890s
Place: south of france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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, touching, sexual, sincere, serious ...
Plot: love and romance, hopes, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, society, prodigy, homecoming, love affair, human spirit, breasts ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: france, europe, paris france, tahiti
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Van Gogh (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 158 min.
Story: In late spring, 1890, Vincent moves to Auvers-sur-Oise, near Paris, under the care of Dr. Gachet, living in a humble inn. Fewer than 70 days later, Vincent dies from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. We see Vincent at work, painting landscapes and ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, sincere, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, lifestyle, society, couples, social misfits, life is a bitch, celebrity culture, love and romance, down on your luck, family relations, siblings relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1890s
Place: europe, france
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69%
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Beautiful Boy (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After he and his first wife separate, journalist David Sheff struggles to help their teenage son Nic, who goes from experimenting with drugs to becoming devastatingly addicted to methamphetamine.
Style: based on memoir
Plot: father son relationship, methamphetamine, drug addiction, singing in a car, teenager, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, pursuit, teenage boy, father, beach, drug addict, sex scene ...
Place: san francisco
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64%
Tropic of Cancer (1970)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In contemporary Paris, expat American writer Henry Miller works his way through a series of amorous encounters while trying to find his literary voice.
Style: realistic, erotic, sexual, atmospheric, clever ...
Plot: infidelity, social relations, womanizer, school, mental institution, strong sexual content, looking for sex, artists and showbiz, urban, society, midlife crisis, writer's life ...
Time: 30s, 20s, 60s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: france, paris france
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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: sexual, realistic, talky, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: artist, painter, fighting the system, couples, celebrity culture, couple relations, sexual relations, artists and showbiz, love and romance, against the rules, society, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, year 1918, turn of the century
Place: austria, europe, france, paris france
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61%
Claire's Camera (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea, France
Duration: 69 min.
Story: On a business trip to the Cannes Film Festival, Manhee is accused of being dishonest, and fired. A teacher named Claire goes around taking photos with a Polaroid camera. She gets to know Manhee and sympathizes with her. Claire is like a person who ...
Plot: korean, beach, photographer, camera, fired from the job, male female relationship, female friendship, cafe, frenchwoman, female photographer, photograph, love triangle
Place: france, cannes
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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The true story of Elle France editor Jean-Dominique Bauby, who, in 1995 at the age of 43, suffered a stroke that paralyzed his entire body, except his left eye. Using that eye to blink out his memoir, Bauby eloquently described the aspects of his ...
Style: touching, emotional, psychological, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: french, paralysis, mute or deaf, human spirit, disability, nurse, coma, writing, patient, life turned upside down, rehabilitation, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: france, europe, paris france, arc de triomphe paris, beirut lebanon ...
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56%
300 Miles to Heaven (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Denmark, France, Poland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on a true story dating back to 1985 when two Polish boys, a teenager and his little brother, escaped from communist Poland all the way to Sweden, hidden under a truck. In the movie, their destination has been changed to Denmark.
Plot: children, truck, communism, social worker, escape
Place: poland, denmark
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52%
Cloud Capped Star (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Although inspired from Ritwick Ghatak's life, "Cloud Capped Star" is neither a biopic on Ritwick nor a remake of Ritwick's famous film. To director Kamaleswar, Ritwick is a true star, a legend, with immense contributions to the ...
Style: intellectual
Plot: filmmaker, film within a film, tuberculosis, marxism, freedom fighter, marxist, film industry, alcohol abuse, alcoholic, freedom, refugee, money problems ...
Place: india
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51%
Camille Claudel 1915 (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Winter, 1915. Confined by her family to an asylum in the South of France - where she will never sculpt again - the chronicle of Camille Claudel's reclusive life, as she waits for a visit from her brother, Paul Claudel.
Style: captivating, realistic, gloomy, sincere, serious ...
Plot: nun, separation from family, estranged mother, elderly, confined, unfulfillment, isolation, mental institution, mental illness, mentally unstable, artists and showbiz, family relations ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1915
Place: france, europe
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The dramatic and scandalous life of the variously renowned and reviled poet, screenwriter and film director Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922-1975) is reportedly poorly served in this highly allegorical and intellectual film which focuses rather more on his ...
Style: intellectual
Plot: radical, communist, filmmaker, homosexual, gay, conspiracy theory, poet, tragic event, filmmaking, murder, swimming, death ...
Place: rome italy
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An Angel at My Table (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: New Zealand, Australia, UK, USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Janet Frame grows up in a poor family. She is different than the other kids. She is considered abnormal and locked away in a mental institution for eight years. Everything changes when she starts writing books.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: insanity, mental institution, teacher, prodigy, book, hopes, wrongfully committed, artists and showbiz, misdiagnosed, human spirit, coping, writer's life ...
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Chocolate (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
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Duration: 119 min.
Story: The history of the clown Chocolate, the first black circus artist in France, which has a great success in the late 19th century.
Style: sentimental, factual, feel good, touching, thought provoking ...
Plot: clown, circus, black man, racism, gambling, colleague colleague relationship, rise to the top, fame, comedy duo, glory, social relations, hospital ...
Time: year 1917
Place: paris france
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Aarhus by Night (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A biographical drama from writer and director Nils Malmros in which reality is mixed with childhood memories.
Plot: prank, fear, male nudity, hospital, morgue, male female relationship, adolescence, cynicism, father son relationship, boy, doctor, memoir ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Tom of Finland (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Touko Laaksonen, a decorated officer, returns home after a harrowing and heroic experience serving his country in World War II, but life in Finland during peacetime proves equally distressing. He finds peace-time Helsinki rampant with persecution of ...
Plot: gay, homosexuality, weightlifting, gay soldier, homoeroticism, dancing in the street, posing, candelabra, german shepherd, man in swimsuit, fleeing, gay sex ...
Time: year 1991
Place: denmark, finland, berlin germany, germany, santa monica california ...
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48%
Savage Messiah (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The film fictionalizes the real relationship between French sculptor Henri Gaudier and Polish writer Sophie Brzeska, twenty years his senior, who came to Paris, she says, for its “creative atmosphere.”
Plot: sculptor, art, love, artist, female full frontal nudity, poverty, world war one, tragic event, steam train, frenchman, cigar smoking, bohemian
Place: france, paris france
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My Wicked, Wicked Ways: The Legend of Errol Flynn (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: The life and wanton times of Errol Flynn
Plot: hollywood, fame, swashbuckler, bad luck, scandal, trial, actor, womanizer, male female relationship, star, rape, train ...
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46%
The Ron Clark Story (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Matthew Perry is real-life inspiration Ron Clark, a passionate and innovative teacher who leaves his small hometown to teach in one of Harlem's toughest schools. But to break through to this students, Clark must use unconventional methods, ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, uplifting
Plot: african american, new job, teachers and students, dedicated educator, human spirit, unconventional method, changing lives, fighting illness, hardcase students, classmates, bad attitude, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994, year 1998, 1990s
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, north carolina ...
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45%
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Warm Springs (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Franklin Roosevelt, left a paraplegic from polio at 39 years of age, seeks out a miracle cure in the backwoods of Georgia.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: paralysis, ambition, politics, head of state, disability, rehabilitation, tragic hero, rebellion, life is a bitch, miraculous event, unsuccessful, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 30s, 1920s, 1930s ...
Place: georgia, usa, florida, washington d.c., new york state
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45%
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Half-Price (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 63 min.
Story: Demi-Tarif follows the low-key adventures of three young siblings, Romeo, Launa, and the youngest - Leo, left on their own in a rundown Paris apartment. One of them narrates, wistfully explaining how their mother abandoned them and calls them once ...
Plot: bathing, flat, train ride, hair dryer, child protagonist, little girl, little boy, female full frontal nudity, female nudity, apartment, shoplifting, brushing teeth ...
Place: paris france, france
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45%
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, psychological, rough, suspenseful
Plot: loneliness, painter, insanity, brother brother relationship, art gallery, obsession, genius, hospital, art dealer, priest, nature, shot in the stomach ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, paris france
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Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer.
Style: touching, uplifting, inspirational, intellectual, clever ...
Audience: kids
Plot: prodigy, chess, child prodigy, contests and competitions, genius, supportive parent, parents and children, human spirit, mentor, tournament, competition, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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43%
Ramdhanu-The Rainbow (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 135 min.
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Plot: school, education, children
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42%
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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: touching, realistic, serious, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, artist, first love, painting, rabbit, society, artists and showbiz, love and romance, family relations, siblings relations, writer's life, unsupportive parent ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 19th century, 20th century, edwardian era ...
Place: england, london, europe, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
W.C. Fields and Me (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Film biography of actor-comedian W.C. Fields, concentrating on his years in Hollywood and his relationship with aspiring actress Caroltta Monti.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, relationship vs career, artists and showbiz, actor's life, alcohol abuse, ambition, couples, corset, reporter, rain, boss ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: california, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Long Day Closes (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set in Kensington, a working-class district of Liverpool, England in mid-1950s, this is the story of eleven-year-old Bud, a sad and lonely boy. With cinema as his main source of solace, he haunts the local 'picture-house'. All the while, ...
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, emotional, serious
Plot: school, coming of age, self discovery, homecoming, youth, filmmaking, against the odds, society, human nature, solace, family life, working class ...
Time: 90s, 1950s
Place: europe, england, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
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