Movies like Passion 1999

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Passion (1999)
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Passion (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Passion concentrates on Grainger's unusual relationship with his mother and his sexual peculiarities (especially his obsessive self-flagellation, though homosexuality is also hinted at) which affect his relationship with a woman who comes to love him. It is set mainly in London in 1914, when Grainger's mother Rose was ill (she would later jump to her death in New York, upset by ill-founded rumours of incest with her son).
Plot: pianist, overbearing mother, domineering mother, genius, incest, musician, passion, friendship, obsession, bdsm, suicide, male female relationship, composer, sadist, mental illness, photograph, marriage proposal, sewing, masochist, piano, syphilis, s&m, bourgeoisie, friend, nipples ...
Time: edwardian era, 1910s, year 1914, pre world war one
Place: new york, london, melbourne australia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and melancholic films with plots about pianist, piano, love, musician, artists and showbiz, friendship and death mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like Passion: Shine (1996), Dreams of Love - Liszt (1970), Immortal Beloved (1994), The Legend of 1900 (1998), The Portrait of a Lady (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Shine (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Pianist David Helfgott, driven by his father and teachers, has a breakdown. Years later he returns to the piano, to popular if not critical acclaim.
Style: emotional, realistic, intense, inspirational, touching ...
Plot: pianist, prodigy, child prodigy, overbearing parent, music, piano, fame, musician's life, human spirit, father son relationship, jewish, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: australia, south australia, london
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Dreams of Love - Liszt (1970)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music, Romance
Country: Hungary, Soviet Union
Duration: 171 min.
Story: This is a romantic biographical film about Franz Liszt. In a distinguished saloon of Paris, the unknown composer, Liszt, defeats the renown Thalberg at a piano competition. Through his playing, he wins the favours and later the hand of the countess ...
Plot: passion, piano, male female relationship, pianist, composer, period piece, concert, adultery, jealousy, love, musician
Time: 19th century
Place: paris france, russia, hungary
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Immortal Beloved (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The life and death of the legendary Ludwig van Beethoven. Beside all the work he is known for, the composer once wrote a famous love letter to a nameless beloved and the movie tries to find out who this beloved was. Not easy as Beethoven has had ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: pianist, investigation, secretary, letter, uncle nephew relationship, music, musician, obsessive quest, musician's life, couple relations, aristocracy, couples ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1820s
Place: europe, austria, hungary
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The Legend of 1900 (1998)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 169 min.
Story: The story of a virtuoso piano player who lives his entire life aboard an ocean liner. Born and raised on the ship, 1900 (Tim Roth) learned about the outside world through interactions with passengers, never setting foot on land, even for the love of ...
Style: touching, sincere, breathtaking, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: pianist, musician, jazz, prodigy, orphan, genius, loneliness, music, ship, musician's life, ocean, child prodigy ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 1910s, 30s ...
Place: new york, new orleans
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70%
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Villa-Lobos: A Life of Passion (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Brazil
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The film tells the story of an intuitive, adventurous man who loved his country and being Brazilian. This man fought to be loyal to himself. His music is a transparent portrait of his genius, intuition, freedom, adventure and passion for Brazil.
Plot: musician, composer, fictional biography, concert, flashback, virginity, cellist, saxophonist, time, childhood, passion, male nudity ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1890s, 1950s, 1940s ...
Place: paris france, brazil, new york, rio de janeiro
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66%
The Portrait of a Lady (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Ms. Isabel Archer isn't afraid to challenge societal norms. Impressed by her free spirit, her kindhearted cousin writes her into his fatally ill father's will. Suddenly rich and independent, Isabelle ventures into the world, along the way ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, intellectual, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: manipulation, friendship, romance, couple relations, infidelity, fall in love, money, family relations, unhappy marriage, male female relationship, impossible love, art ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1870s, 18th century
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The Linda McCartney Story (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a dramatization of her life, Linda Eastman, takes a job snapping pictures for Rolling Stone Magazine, despite the objections of her straight-laced father, Lee Eastman. As Linda rubs elbows with music royalty, she bumps into rock star Paul ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: couple relations, lifestyle, supportive spouse, music band, unfulfillment, rising to stardom, couples, terminal illness, nightclub, tragic event, husband wife relationship, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 90s, 1960s, 1990s
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Bride of the Wind (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, Austria
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A biopic of Alma Mahler, the wife of composer Gustav Mahler (as well as Walter Gropius and Franz Werfel), and the mistress of Oskar Kokoschka.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: fall in love, family relations, infidelity, prodigy, love affair, ambition, lifestyle, opposites attract, couples, obsession, romance, remarry ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, turn of the century, 1890s
Place: austria, europe, vienna, new york
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Blue Note (1991)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 135 min.
Story: If you’re a fan of Ken Russell’s particular brand of stylistically dizzy biographies covering the lives of old-school classical composers, then you’re going to love The Blue Note, Zulawski’s outré ode to Frédéric Chopin (played here by ...
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Place: france
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
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Duration: 118 min.
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Style: stylized, realistic, factual, entertaining, serious ...
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48%
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Scott Joplin (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Details the life story of Scott Joplin and how he became the greatest ragtime composer of all time.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: jazz, musician's life, unfulfillment, society, rise and fall, prodigy, interracial relations, americana, artists and showbiz, music, rising to stardom, period piece ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1900s
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Born to Be Blue (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jazz legend Chet Baker finds love and redemption when he stars in a movie about his own troubled life to mount a comeback.
Style: exciting, touching, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: jazz, jazz musician, historical figure, promise, trust, drinking alcohol, friendship, jealousy, father daughter relationship, drinking, flashback, love and romance ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1988, year 1966 ...
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, oklahoma, los angeles, new york ...
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Copying Beethoven (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Germany, Hungary
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A fictionalised exploration of Beethoven's life in his final days working on his Ninth Symphony. It is 1824. Beethoven is racing to finish his new symphony. However, it has been years since his last success and he is plagued by deafness, ...
Style: touching, realistic, captivating, serious, stylized ...
Plot: composer, musician, performance, pianist, mute or deaf, classical music, musician's life, contests and competitions, fighting illness, couples, love affair, couple relations ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
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Time: 50s, 60s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s ...
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My Brilliant Career (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: uplifting, touching, feel good, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: wilderness, human spirit, society, babies and infants, fighting the system, artists and showbiz, youth, romance, writer's life, coming of age, love and romance, battle of the sexes ...
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The Touch (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Poland, UK, Denmark
Duration: 92 min.
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Plot: pianist, holocaust survivor, composer, train conductor, empathy, piano, infidelity, classical music, love, male female relationship, husband wife relationship, love triangle ...
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Lady Sings the Blues (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Chronicles the rise and fall of legendary blues singer Billie Holiday. Her late childhood, stint as a prostitute, early tours, marriages and drug addiction are featured.
Style: gloomy, realistic, sentimental, touching, twists and turns ...
Plot: blues, drug abuse, jazz, showbiz, racism, racist, nightclub owner, music, addiction, bittersweet, ambition, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1930s, 70s, 20th century, 1940s
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Mao's Last Dancer (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 117 min.
Story: At the age of 11, Li was plucked from a poor Chinese village by Madame Mao's cultural delegates and taken to Beijing to study ballet. In 1979, during a cultural exchange to Texas, he fell in love with an American woman. Two years later, he ...
Style: uplifting, serious, emotional, touching, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1972, year 1989 ...
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Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: It's 1968, and four young, talented Australian Aboriginal girls learn about love, friendship and war when they entertain the US troops in Vietnam as singing group The Sapphires.
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
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Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 70s, 50s ...
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Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
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Duration: 118 min.
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Style: sexy, psychological, erotic, serious, sexual ...
Plot: obsession, love triangle, sex, captive, paranoia, desire, friendship, dangerous attraction, lifestyle, losing-it hero, destructive relationship, voyeurism ...
Time: 90s
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Mozart's Sister (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A re-imagined account of the early life of Maria Anna 'Nannerl' Mozart, five years older than Wolfgang and a musical prodigy in her own right.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating, entertaining ...
Plot: family relations, domineering father, prodigy, musician's life, against the rules, follow your dream, feminism, artists and showbiz, gender, rebellion, dishonesty, parents and children ...
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Appointment in Bray (1971)
Genre: Drama, Music, War
Country: France, Belgium, West Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1917, the First World War is raging. Julien is from Luxemburg, so instead of having to go to war he studies piano in Paris. One day his friend Jacques, also a musician and now a fighter pilot on the front, invites him to spend a few days in his ...
Plot: friendship, world war one, housekeeper, servant, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, invitation, pianist, dating, male female relationship, candle, friend, flashback ...
Time: 1910s, turn of the century, year 1917, pre world war one
Place: paris france
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34%
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Prozac Nation (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Elizabeth is on the verge of losing her grip on life after she leaves her emotionally fraught home to start college. Quickly, her life takes a turn for the worse: She clashes with her roommate and decides her boyfriend, Rafe, is her sole salvation. ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, depression, introspection, university, college, youth, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, obsession, journalism, roommate, coming of age ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: harvard university, austin texas
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Isadora (1968)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A biography of the dancer Isadora Duncan, the 1920s dancer who forever changed people's ideas of ballet. Her nude, semi-nude, and pro-Soviet dance projects as well as her attitudes on free love, debt, dress, and lifestyle shocked the public of ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, sexual, sexy ...
Plot: ballet, dancing, dancer, dance, love affair, performer's life, strong female presence, profanity, gender, love and romance, artists and showbiz, lifestyle ...
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Place: europe, riviera, florence italy, soviet union, london ...
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32%
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The Soloist (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A Los Angeles journalist befriends a homeless Juilliard-trained musician, while looking for a new article for the paper.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: homeless, musician, prodigy, cello, music, street musician, mental illness, genius, life is a bitch, musician's life, rich and poor, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary
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32%
 7.2
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Out of Africa (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Out of Africa tells the story of the life of Danish author Karen Blixen, who at the beginning of the 20th century moved to Africa to build a new life for herself. The film is based on the autobiographical novel by Karen Blixen from 1937.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: romance, infidelity, british colonial, farm, love affair, fall in love, destructive relationship, dishonesty, love and romance, syphilis, culture clash, lion ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: africa, kenya, denmark
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32%
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Bright Star (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Australia, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In 1818, high-spirited young Fanny Brawne finds herself increasingly intrigued by the handsome but aloof poet John Keats, who lives next door to her family friends the Dilkes. After reading a book of his poetry, she finds herself even more drawn to ...
Style: touching, serious, psychological, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: poet, letter, tragic love, romance, couple relations, love affair, couples, poetry, male female relationship, friendship, writer's life, fighting illness ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1810s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%