Movies like Angelus novus

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Angelus novus (1987)
Angelus novus (1987)
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 poetic and intellectual contributions to Italian Marxism than anyone except a highly intellectual Italian Marxist could possibly want to know. This is hardly surprising, given that the neophyte director of this film has a day job as an assistant professor of "the sociology of conscience." Pasolini, who at one point was convicted of the crime of "offending the religion of the (Italian) state" (Catholicism), later received the Grand Prize from the Catholic Film Office for his straightforward and stunning film of Il Vangelo Secundo Matteo (The Gospel According to St. Matthew).
Style: intellectual
Plot: gay, death, politics, homosexual, swimming, politician, poet, boy, communist, conspiracy theory, murder, filmmaking, film history, radical, filmmaker, tragic event, doppelganger
Place: rome italy

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and thought provoking films with plots about death, gay, murder, male nudity, politics, gay interest and nudity (full frontal - brief) mostly in Drama, Biography and Mystery genres. Some movies like Angelus novus: Pasolini (2014), Cloud Capped Star (2013), Milk (2008), The Duo (1997), Wojaczek (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Italy
Duration: 84 min.
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Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy
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Cloud Capped Star (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 154 min.
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
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Style: thought provoking, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A fictionalized account of the lives of 1980s Tamil Nadu political icons M. G. Ramachandran and M. Karunanidhi, continuing the tryst between Tamil cinema and Dravidian politics.
Plot: political protest, beating, wedding, grief, ambition, death of friend, man with glasses, poet, political leader, newspaper headline, speech, rise to power ...
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Wojaczek (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: x
Plot: poet, rebel, portrait, tragic event, suicide attempt, scandal, mental illness, suicide, art
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A Man Like Eva (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A bearded director named EVA, a fictive Rainer Werner Fassbinder, lives in a large house with his cast and crew as he films Dumas' Lady of the Camellias. His accountant informs him he has many unpaid bills and little cash on hand. EVA throws a ...
Plot: fictional biography, male nudity, shower, gay, gay crush, male objectification, actress playing male role, film within a film, sexual tension, filmmaker, filmmaking, film set ...
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Loro 1 (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 104 min.
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, controversial, political ...
Plot: political corruption, mafia, murder, prime minister, italian history, photographer, blackmail, state affairs, politics, head of state, crimes, dishonesty ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 126 min.
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Style: sexy, sexual, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: gay, racism, bittersweet, dishonesty, romance, gender, gays and lesbians, love and romance, life is a bitch, society, couples, destructive relationship ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama
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Duration: 100 min.
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Genre: Biography, Drama
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Duration: 70 min.
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Genre: Biography, Drama
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Genre: Biography, Drama
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Duration: 115 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Jim and Artie Mitchell, two brothers who entered the porn industry in the early 60's. After creating such legendary porn films as "Behind the Green Door" and "Inside Marily Chambers", they later ...
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Duration: 120 min.
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