Movies like Zelda

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Zelda (1993)
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Zelda (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Story: Biopic about Zelda Fitzgerald, as played by Natasha Richardson
Plot: writers, schizophrenia, mental patient, tragedy, alcohol abuse, marriage, inspiration, weirdo, failed marriage, husband wife relationship, novelist
Time: 1920s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, thought provoking and captivating films with plots about marriage, husband wife relationship, writers, alcohol abuse, friendship, couples and love mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like Zelda: Genius (2016), Z: The Beginning of Everything (2015), The Patricia Neal Story (1981), August (2007), Same Kind of Different as Me (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: mother daughter relationship, cruise ship, child star, husband wife relationship, backstage, film within a film, alcohol abuse, honeymoon, love, divorce, movie star, domineering mother ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1940s, 1960s
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Genius (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: New York in the 1920s. Max Perkins, literary editor at Scribner’s Sons is the first to sign such subsequent literary greats as Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. When a sprawling, chaotic 1,000-page manuscript by an unknown writer named ...
Style: intellectual, melancholic, talky, touching, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: writers, novelist, genius, eccentricity, creativity, book editor, destiny, obsession, mentor, writer's life, life philosophy, storytelling ...
Time: 1930s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
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95%
Z: The Beginning of Everything (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 27 min.
TV show
Story: A biography series based on the life of Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, the brilliant, beautiful and talented Southern Belle who becomes the original flapper and icon of the wild, flamboyant Jazz Age in the 20s. Z starts before Zelda Fitzgerald meets the ...
Plot: southern belle, husband wife relationship, flapper, female nudity, falling in love, skinny dipping, party, fall in love, writers
Time: 1920s
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95%
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, marriage, actress, filmmaking, stroke, writers
Time: 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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August (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 175 min.
Story: A portrait of Swedish writer August Strindberg.
Plot: poet, playwright, novelist, writers
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Same Kind of Different as Me (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: International art dealer Ron Hall must befriend a dangerous homeless man in order to save his struggling marriage to his wife, a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the journey of their lives.
Style: sincere, captivating, touching
Plot: friendship, marriage, kindness, husband wife relationship, infidelity, homelessness, art dealer, homeless, flashback, religious, christian, homeless man ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
F. Scott Fitzgerald in Hollywood (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of author F. Scott Fitzgerald's two stays in Hollywood to write for films, once in 1927 at the height of his acclaim, and again in 1937 when he arrived with little money, enormous expenses and an ill wife.
Plot: extramarital affair, drinking, hollywood, writers, drinking alcohol, drink, mental institution, husband wife relationship, drunkenness, columnist, infidelity, adultery
Time: 1930s, 1920s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Dorothy Parker remembers the heyday of the Algonquin Round Table, a circle of friends whose barbed wit, like hers, was fueled by alcohol and flirted with despair.
Style: witty, talky, clever, cynical, captivating ...
Plot: filmmaking, alcohol, writers, addiction, friendship, hotel, drugs/alcohol, couples, family problems, friends, performer's life, bittersweet ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 50s, 1940s, 20th century ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Biography of the former first lady, focusing on her years as a photojournalist and leading up to her marriage to John F. Kennedy and their moving into the White House.
Plot: usa history, kennedy family, romance, assassination, marriage, photographer, socialite, senator, tragedy, dominatrix, u.s. president, assassin ...
Time: 1950s, 1960s, 60s, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Florbela (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Portugal
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Shaken by a divorce in the 1920s, Portuguese poetess Florbela Espanca uses her writing to deal with her tumultuous relationship with men, eroticism and love.
Plot: poetry, marriage, psychosis, depression, husband wife relationship, female nudity, dancing, cigarette smoking, flower, flowers
Place: lisbon portugal, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Mr. and Mrs. Loving (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A moving and uplifting drama about the effects of interracial marriage in the 1960s. Friends since childhood, and loved by both families, this couple are exiled after their wedding and have to wage a courageous battle to find their place in America ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, uplifting, thought provoking ...
Plot: interracial relations, racism, wedding, fighting the system, interracial marriage, marriage, miscegenation, legal, society, rebellion, life is a bitch, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 1960s, 60s
Place: virginia, usa, washington d.c., southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Patty Hearst (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The true story of a rich girl who was abducted by American revolutionaries in the 1970's. Her time spent with her captors made her question herself and her way of life and she joined forces with the cause that her abductors were fighting for. ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, thought provoking, realistic, serious
Plot: terrorism, kidnapping, political corruption, danger, rescue, crimes, revolution, political conspiracy, journalism, unlikely criminals, politics, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: star, hollywood, filmmaking, unrequited love, scandal, swashbuckler, train, jealousy, restaurant, marriage, swimming pool, rape ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Pollock (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In August of 1949, Life Magazine ran a banner headline that begged the question: "Jackson Pollock: Is he the greatest living painter in the United States?" The film is a look back into the life of an extraordinary man, a man who has ...
Style: based on true events, emotional, inspirational, intellectual, atmospheric ...
Plot: painter, artist, painting, alcohol abuse, art, bohemian life, rise and fall, supportive spouse, addiction, lifestyle, self destructing, ambition ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, 40s, 1950s ...
Place: new york, usa, long island, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
August Strindberg: Ett liv (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Sweden, Austria, West Germany, Denmark
Duration: 383 min.
TV show
Story: A mini-series about the life of Swedish playwright, novelist, poet, essayist and painter, August Strindberg. He is portrayed as a misogynous, selfish and racial. And he loses everything, for the sake of the art.
Plot: writers, spanking, husband wife relationship, poet, exile, novelist, playwright
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
On the Basis of Sex (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, China, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg teams with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of gender discrimination.
Style: clever, inspirational, surprise ending, captivating, thought provoking ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: female lawyer, women's rights, supreme court, husband wife relationship, equality, human rights, female protagonist, marriage, courtroom, u.s. constitution, teacher, feminism ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 70s, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, new york, denver colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the enduring but troubled love between Lois Wilson, co-founder of Al-Anon, and her alcoholic husband Bill Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, melancholic, touching
Plot: alcohol abuse, fall in love, love and romance, college graduate, obsession, family problems, couple relations, couples, crumbling marriage, custody, college, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1930s, future, 30s
Place: europe, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: China, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An award-winning cynical journalist, Lloyd Vogel, begrudgingly accepts an assignment to write an Esquire profile piece on the beloved television icon Fred Rogers. After his encounter with Rogers, Vogel's perspective on life is transformed.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, sincere, enigmatic, based on true events
Plot: journalist, friendship, life philosophy, teaching the ways of the world, cynicism, tv star, adaptation, storytelling, social differences, puppet, estranged father, friendship between men ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, contemporary, year 1998
Place: new york, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Charles and Diana: Unhappily Ever After (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Biography - First telecast in 1982, this drama picks up the story of Prince Charles (Roger Rees) and Lady Diana (Catherine Oxenberg) as their marriage begins to fall apart and follows it through to the royal couple's very public divorce. ...
Plot: prince, extramarital affair, marriage, british royal family, princess, scandal, queen, royal romance, royalty, queen elizabeth ii, queen of england
Place: britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: erotic, realistic, stylized, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: mental institution, looking for sex, school, strong sexual content, social relations, womanizer, writer's life, immigrants, artists and showbiz, nudity (full frontal - brief), husband wife relationship, american abroad ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 20s, 30s, 60s ...
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Evelyn Ryan, a midwestern housewife who managed to rescue her family from debt by entering contests for ad slogans sponsored by consumer product companies.
Style: touching, sentimental, uplifting, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, kids
Plot: optimism, advertising, underdog, americana, prize, eviction, small town, mortgage, family problems, contests and competitions, ambition, large family ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1950s, 1960s
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 233 min.
Story: The true story of one of the richest women in America - heiress to the Woolworth fortune. She had vast wealth and seven husbands, but never found lasting love.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: alcohol abuse, wealth, life is a bitch, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, couples, family problems, addiction, rich and poor, rise and fall, dishonesty, crumbling marriage ...
Place: morocco, denmark, africa, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: At Princeton University, John Nash struggles to make a worthwhile contribution to serve as his legacy to the world of mathematics. He finally makes a revolutionary breakthrough that will eventually earn him the Nobel Prize. After graduate school he ...
Style: psychological, captivating, cerebral, dramatic, intellectual ...
Plot: mathematics, paranoia, mental illness, prodigy, genius, insanity, schizophrenia, existentialism, imagination, obsession, hallucination, scientist ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 70s, 90s ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, stockholm sweden, washington d.c. ...
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39%
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The Professor and the Madman (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, France, Iceland, USA, Mexico, Belgium, UK, Hong Kong
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Professor James Murray begins work compiling words for the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in the mid 19th century, and receives over 10,000 entries from a patient at Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum, Dr. William Minor.
Style: thought provoking, based on true events, captivating, disturbing, atmospheric
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: mental patient, professor, winston churchill, dictionary, direction and purpose, friendship, society, shared dream, book, insanity
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Will There Really Be a Morning? (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: This is the story of actress Frances Farmer, her struggles with mental illness and involuntary confinement in an insane asylum.
Style: emotional, gloomy, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: mental illness, prodigy, politics, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, actor's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, couples, addiction, alcohol abuse, showbiz ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s
Place: seattle, washington d.c.
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38%
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Leonie (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, UK, Australia, Germany, Belgium, USA, Japan, Netherlands
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In the lush tradition of the glorious films of Merchant and Ivory, comes the true life story of Leonie Gilmour (Emily Mortimer), whose life crossed continents, wars and cultures, embodied with courage and passion in search of art and freedom. A ...
Style: uplifting, stylized, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, single parent, parents and children, culture clash, artists and showbiz, husband wife relationship, marriage, friendship, baby, art, single mother, little boy ...
Time: 20th century, victorian era, 1900s, 1910s, 1930s ...
Place: japan, asia, new york, maine, pasadena california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
In the Presence of a Clown (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Italy, Germany
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Inventor Carl Åkerblom is a rosy-cheeked 54 year-old admirer of Franz Schubert - and a patient in the psychiatric ward of Akademiska Hospital in Uppsala, after having attempted to beat to death his fiancée, Pauline Thibault. Together with another ...
Plot: mental patient, clown, death, attempted murder, filmmaking, mental institution, theater, marriage, stepmother, family relations
Time: 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Mark Twain and Me (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Dorothy Quick, A young girl befriends the famous writer, Samuel "Mark Twain" Clemans during the final years of his life.
Plot: girl, aspiring writer, dress, old man, white suit, hat, 11 year old, father daughter relationship, writers, family relations, mark twain, white dress ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: artist, art, sculptor, novelist, library, french countryside, writers, louvre, older woman younger man relationship, love, nudity (full frontal - brief), posing nude ...
Time: 1910s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Ghosts of Dickens' Past (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the 19th century, young Charles Dickens is a promising young writer who is obsessed with material success in his career. His misguided priorities are soon challenged when he encounters a mysterious little girl. That girl takes Dickens on a ...
Plot: table, charles dickens, belief in ghosts, burglar, candle, cemetery, servant, writing, compassion, christmas carol, poverty, inspiration
Time: victorian era
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%