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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: terrorist, cheating wife, teacher, civil war, writers, terrorism, adultery, poverty, childhood, poor, revolution, bomb, historical event, reporter, actress, male female relationship, russian revolution, outsider, death of child, publisher, class struggle, working class, autobiography, marriage, execution ...
Time: year 1917, year 1918, 20th century, 1910s, year 1938, turn of the century, 1900s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, finland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, serious, realistic and sincere films with plots about family relations, writers, husband wife relationship, marriage, male female relationship, working class and autobiography mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Flame Top: Mommilan veriteot 1917 (1973), Under the North Star (2009), The Rider Named Death (2004), Poet and Muse (1978), Armi Alive! (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: self made man, confusion, working class, autumn, hate, rich man, birthday party, businessman, birthday, bourgeoisie, master servant relationship, murder ...
Time: year 1917
Place: finland, russia
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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, captivating, serious
Plot: court, class differences, rebel, husband wife relationship, revenge, brother brother relationship, class conflict, family history, war crime, socialist, revolution, working class ...
Time: 20th century, turn of the century, 1890s, 1910s
Place: finland
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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, captivating, realistic, clever ...
Plot: assassination, terrorism, state affairs, politics, terrorist group, revolution, rebellion, tragic hero, heroes, head of state, dishonesty, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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: love triangle, poet, muse, artist, venereal disease, jealousy, inspiration, syphilis, historical event, dysfunctional marriage, nature, poetry ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1920s
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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: entrepreneur, fashion designer, helsinki, finland, alcohol abuse, ceo, domestic violence, male objectification, businesswoman, suicide attempt, actress, adultery, affair ...
Place: finland, eastern europe
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69%
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.
Style: captivating, thought provoking
Plot: imperial russia, czar, russian revolution, exile, russian history, relationships, family problems, historical character, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, male female relationship, love story, couple relations ...
Time: year 1918, year 1917, 1910s
Place: russia
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Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 126 min.
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Style: captivating, factual, psychological, tense, family saga
Plot: class struggle, civil war, social class, working class, revenge, revolutionary, unrequited love, lower class, socialist, politics, society, rivalry ...
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Place: helsinki finland, eastern europe, finland
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The Patricia Neal Story (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: art house
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⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Nora (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK, Italy, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
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Duration: 186 min.
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Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Time: 1940s, year 1945, 20th century
Place: scotland, europe, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Novelist (2008)
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Country: Finland
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40%
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Enid (2009)
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40%
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
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40%
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
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Imaginary Crimes (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
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Style: touching, emotional, sad, sentimental, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 23K
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Country: USA, UK
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Savage Messiah (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
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Plot: art, artist, sculptor, anarchist, art history, love, writers, french countryside, novelist, louvre, older woman younger man relationship, library ...
Time: 1910s
Place: paris france, france
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The Bell Jar (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Adaptation of the 1963 novel by Sylvia Plath. Details a young woman's summer in New York working for a Mademoiselle-like magazine, return home to New England, and subsequent breakdown all amidst the horrors of the fifties, from news of the ...
Plot: suicide, business, southern belle, insanity, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, death of father, lesbian, mother daughter relationship, mental illness, magazine editor, overdose, death of husband ...
Time: 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Daniel (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland
Duration: 138 min.
Story: HELD FOR RANSOM tells the true story of Danish photojournalist Daniel Rye who was held hostage for 398 days in Syria by the terror organization ISIS along with several other foreign nationals including the American journalist, James Foley. The film ...
Style: suspense, captivating, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: isis, hostage, kidnapping, terrorist, hostage situation, terrorism, captivity, captive, hostage negotiator, ransom demand, memorial service, journalism ...
Time: year 2014, year 2013
Place: syria, denmark, turkey, copenhagen, middle east ...
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33%
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, movie star, older man younger woman relationship, controversy, filmmaking, unrequited love, fame, marriage, party, restaurant, womanizer, swashbuckler ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%