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Flame Top (1980)
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Flame Top (1980)
Original name: Tulipää
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 155 min.
Story: This biographical film celebrates the little-known life of the Finnish novelist and revolutionary Maiju Lassila (Asko Sarkola), born in 1868. Lassila's early years are briefly shown, then the film richly details his active and paradoxically reclusive adult life, beginning with his sojourn in St. Petersburg, working as a businessman. Unable to stay away from politics, he caused the assassination of a high-ranking Czarist and as a result, had to run back to Finland to hide. Once established in the comparative safety of a small village, he taught school in order to support his real vocation as a writer. Always living on the edge of poverty, if not square in the middle of it, Lassila continues to avoid public contact - he keeps his identity low-key and camoflages it by publishing under a variety of pseudonyms.
Plot: female director, terrorist, teacher, cheating wife, revolution, writers, civil war, male female relationship, terrorism, poverty, poor, unfaithful wife, marriage, adultery, historical event, childhood, reporter, actress, blood, outsider, working class, death of child, autobiography, russian revolution, class struggle ...
Time: 1900s, year 1917, year 1918, year 1938, 1910s, turn of the century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, finland

Most similar movies to Flame Top

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and talky films with plots about writers, politics, male female relationship, marriage, husband wife relationship, female nudity and family relations mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like Flame Top: Under the North Star (2009), Mommilan veriteot 1917 (1973), Armi Alive! (2015), My Heart Is Mine Alone (1997), The Novelist (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Romanovs: An Imperial Family (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The story of the last year and a half of Tsar Nicholas II and his family from the February Revolution of 1917 to their execution in July 1918.
Plot: czar, russian history, russian revolution, red army, world war one, imperial russia, execution, martyr, exile
Time: year 1918, year 1917, 1910s
Place: russia
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95%
Under the North Star (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 193 min.
Story: Perustuu Väinö Linnan samannimiseen romaanitrilogiaan, joka on yksi suomalaisen kirjallisuuden tärkeimmistä teoksista.
Style: family saga, epic
Plot: class society, male female relationship, rebel army, priest, labor union, shot to death, family relations, working class, class differences, hate, socialism, lower class ...
Time: turn of the century, 1900s, 1890s, 1910s
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Mommilan veriteot 1917 (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Finland
Duration: 76 min.
Story: On the eve of a civil war, the film follows the last days of Alfred Kordelin, the richest man in Finland.
Style: pre war
Plot: rich man, lower class, struggle, lawyer, murder, death, politics, politician, escalation, class society, confusion, chaos ...
Time: year 1917
Place: finland, russia
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79%
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Armi Alive! (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Armi Ratia is the woman behind the legendary design company Marimekko and a worldwide celebrity. A theatre company has taken on the task of trying to portray the life and work of this complex person. The sets mainly consist of the well-known ...
Plot: affair, bare breasts, play, entrepreneur, rehearsal, actress, businesswoman, suicide attempt, adultery, male nudity, female nudity, cheating ...
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
My Heart Is Mine Alone (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Helma Sanders-Brahms directs this inventive film that uses the verse of Jewish poet Else Lasker-Schüler and Nazi poet Gottfried Benn to dramatize the passionate, real-life affair between the two unlikely lovers. Forced out of Germany, ...
Plot: female director, poet, performance art, german expressionism, artist, physician, anti semitism, assault, open marriage, officer, expressionism, homosexuality ...
Place: jerusalem, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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The Novelist (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Finland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A contractor wants to become a writer but his unhappy marriage and financial problems are suppressing him.
Plot: divorce, cheating, male nudity, adultery, illegitimate child, sauna, writers, writing, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, post war, mental breakdown ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Diary for My Loves (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A continuation of "Diary for My Children," the film picks up in 1950, when Juli, the diarist, is 18 and determined to become a movie director.
Plot: female director, diary, communism, anti communist, communist, socialism, family relations, revolution, controversy, politics, prison, deportation ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: moscow russia, budapest
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A look at the life and career of controversial Louisiana governor Huey Long, whose nickname was "The Kingfish."
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: assassination, politics, murder, society, deadly, dishonesty, human spirit, campaign, media, ambition, state affairs, crimes ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 30s, 20s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Life of Aleksis Kivi (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Aleksis Kivi (1834-1872) was a Finnish author who wrote the first significant novel in the Finnish language, "Seven Brothers/Seitsemän veljestä". Although Kivi was among the very earliest authors of prose and lyrics in Finnish language, ...
Plot: friend, stage play, finnish, peasant, poet, insomnia, dispute, theater, university, mental institution, student, literature ...
Time: 1850s, 1860s, 19th century, 1800s, 1870s
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Diary for My Children (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A semi-autobiographical story of a young woman's life in Budapest under Stalin.
Plot: female director, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, factory, brother sister relationship, childhood, adoptive mother, unhappiness, aunt niece relationship, politics, artist, communist ...
Time: year 1947, 1950s, 1930s, 1940s, 50s
Place: moscow russia, budapest, budapest hungary, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: The story of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt during their 12-year stay at the White House.
Plot: cigarette holder, polio, media manipulation, supreme court, paraplegic, infidelity, adultery, extramarital affair, prohibition, family relations, mother daughter estrangement, historical event ...
Time: 1900s, 1940s, 1890s
Place: usa, pearl harbor, california, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Patricia Neal Story (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The actress (Glenda Jackson) recovers from a 1966 stroke with help from friends and her husband, author Roald Dahl (Dirk Bogarde).
Plot: movie star, stroke, filmmaking, actress, writers, marriage
Time: 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Nora (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK, Italy, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In 1904, in Dublin, James Joyce chats up Nora Barnacle, a hotel maid recently come from Galway. She enchants him with her frank, direct and uninhibited manner, and before long, he's convinced her to come with him to Trieste, where he has a job ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, sentimental, sexual ...
Plot: love affair, writer's life, lifestyle, society, love triangle, couple relations, romance, family problems, sexual relations, male female relationship, infidelity, writing ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: ireland, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Demons of St. Petersburg (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 118 min.
Story: St. Petersburg, 1860. A member of the imperial family is assassinated. A few days later, the writer Fëdor Michajlovic Dostoevskij meets with Gusiev, a young man committed to a psychiatric hospital. Gusiev confesses that he took part in the ...
Plot: epilepsy, female full frontal nudity, female nudity, poet, writers, night
Time: 19th century
Place: st. petersburg russia, russia, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Trust (1976)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Finland, Soviet Union
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Film is based on the facts of history about the declaration of independence of the Republic of Finland from Russia. The Grand Duchy of Finland was an autonomous part of the Russian Empire until 1917, when the Russian revolution caused the fall of ...
Plot: politics, politician, assassination, world war one, new year's eve, bourgeoisie, socialist, demonstration, communism, nationalism, czar, bolshevik ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 1890s, year 1917
Place: helsinki finland, siberia, st. petersburg russia, soviet union, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Within the Whirlwind (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, Poland, Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
Story: During Stalin's reign of terror, Evgenia Ginzburg, a literature professor, was sent to 10 years hard labor in a gulag in Siberia. Having lost everything, and no longer wishing to live, she meets the camp doctor and begins to come back to life.
Plot: female director, starvation, male female relationship, steam train, train, gulag
Place: siberia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, serious, uplifting, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: mental institution, insanity, teacher, prodigy, book, artists and showbiz, wrongfully committed, human spirit, misfit, social awkwardness, treatment, lifestyle ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 119 min.
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Plot: female director, grief, revolution, diary, parade, tank, new year's eve, statue, socialism, hungarian, communist, demonstration ...
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Place: budapest hungary, hungary, soviet union, budapest
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Last Station (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, Russia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A historical drama that illustrates Russian author Leo Tolstoy's struggle to balance fame and wealth with his commitment to a life devoid of material things. The Countess Sofya, wife and muse to Leo Tolstoy, uses every trick of seduction on her ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, serious, factual, touching ...
Plot: russian, family relations, love and romance, parents and children, writer's life, golden years, lifestyle, adultery, writers, betrayal, husband wife relationship, philosophy ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Ragged Life of Juice Leskinen (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Biopic of Finnish singer and songwriter, Juice Leskinen.
Plot: alcohol abuse, love, song, performance, poet, rock and roll, rock music, musician, cheating, adultery, band, pop culture ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Poet and Muse (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Finland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Semi-fictitious biopic of Finnish poet Eino Leino, made with a large budget to celebrate the 100th anniversary of his birth. The film concentrates on his relationships with first wife Freya Schoultz and later muse, poetess L. Onerva. His friends ...
Plot: muse, poet, artist, love triangle, alcohol, dysfunctional marriage, inspiration, marital problem, poem, jealousy, nature, historical event ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 1920s
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, catholic, cardinal the priest, sex scene, nun, actress, female nudity, priest
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Amorosa (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 117 min.
Story: This well-executed biographical docudrama is a plunge into the madness (and the sanity) of a writer living life on its rawest edges. Agnes Von Krusenstjarna (Stina Ekbland) was a Swedish novelist (1894-1940) whose works ranged from the idyllically ...
Plot: female director, flashback, nun's habit, bisexual, costume, insanity, lesbian, sex, schizophrenia, servant, mental illness, male female relationship ...
Place: sweden, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on writer Maya Angelou's childhood, this story is about a young girl in the South who is sent to live with her grandmother after her parents divorce.
Plot: racism, childhood, injury, divorced parents, black woman, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, interracial relations, autobiography, family relations, bathtub, great depression, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: southern usa, arkansas, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Henry & June (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 136 min.
Story: While traveling in Paris, author Henry Miller and his wife, June, meet Anais Nin, and sexual sparks fly as Nin starts an affair with the openly bisexual June. When June is forced to return to the U.S., she gives Nin her blessing to sleep with her ...
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, melancholic, sexual ...
Plot: strong sexual content, love triangle, romance, unfaithful wife, love affair, couple relations, writer's life, couples, lifestyle, womanizer, sexual relations, love and romance ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Boy Meets Girl (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two doctors from Tel Aviv join 'Doctors Without Borders' and travel to Thailand to help out refugees. They leave their daughter, Aya (aged 10) at a kibbutz where the children are housed by age, but not gender. Not only does she have to get ...
Style: touching, serious, atmospheric, realistic, sincere
Plot: summer camp, coming of age, youth, social relations, fish out of water, friendship, female director, puberty, childhood, female nudity, holiday, autobiography ...
Time: 80s
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 210 min.
Story: The story of the life of the actress Elizabeth Taylor.
Plot: celebrity, honeymoon, cruise ship, courtroom, film within a film, filmmaking, actress, domineering mother, movie star, alcohol abuse, child star, marriage ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1940s, 1960s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: writer's life, rabbit, family relations, first love, snobbism, lifestyle, forbidden love, success, social differences, fall in love, unsupportive parent, couple relations ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 19th century, 20th century, 90s ...
Place: england, london, europe, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Rider Named Death (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In pre-Soviet Russia, Boris Savinkov leads a terrorist faction of Socialist-Revolutionary Party members responsible for the deaths of governors and ministers.
Style: thought provoking, serious, clever, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: assassination, terrorism, assassination attempt, state affairs, politics, rebellion, rebelliousness, tragic hero, heroes, revolution, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: rape, train, statutory rape, star, fame, backstage, hollywood, alcohol abuse, movie star, autobiography, male female relationship, restaurant ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%