Movies like The Wolf at the Door

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The Wolf at the Door (1986)
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The Wolf at the Door (1986)
Original name: Oviri
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Denmark, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This biographical film, based on the life of French artist Paul Gauguin, follows the painter as he returns to Paris after a long stay in Tahiti and must confront his wife, his children, and his former lover.
Style: sincere, serious, sexual, realistic, touching, based on true events
Plot: prodigy, homecoming, artists and showbiz, crumbling marriage, human spirit, love affair, hopes, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, lifestyle, female nudity, painter, mistress, artist, girl, 14 year old, husband wife relationship, bare breasts, female full frontal nudity, broken leg, breasts, buttocks, nipples, topless ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: france, europe, paris france, tahiti

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Most similar movies to The Wolf at the Door

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sincere and touching films with plots about unfulfillment, couples, love and romance, artists and showbiz, female nudity, lifestyle and couple relations mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like The Wolf at the Door: Paradise Found (2003), Modigliani (2004), Nora (2000), We Won't Grow Old Together (1972), The Best Intentions (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Paradise Found (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, Australia, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Paradise Found is a biography about the painter Paul Gauguin. Focusing on his personal conflict between citizen life and his family life and the art scene in Frane. In an incredible imagery montage Gauguin manages to make a successful living in the ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: prodigy, catholicism, south seas, jungle, paradise, missionary, tragic hero, crumbling marriage, rise and fall, obsession, couple relations, love affair ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1890s
Place: europe, france, tahiti, paris france
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95%
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Modigliani (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Romania, France, Italy
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Set in Paris in 1919, biopic centers on the life of late Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani, focusing on his last days as well as his rivalry with Pablo Picasso. Modigliani, a Jew, has fallen in love with Jeanne, a young and beautiful Catholic girl. ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: prodigy, drugs/alcohol, tragic love, romance, painter, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, couples, tragic hero, uninhibited rivalry, couple relations ...
Time: 20s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.1
 2K
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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: infidelity, writer's life, couple relations, romance, love affair, love triangle, sexual relations, artists and showbiz, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, master and servant ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: ireland, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
We Won't Grow Old Together (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Jean has been married to Francoise for years, but his relationship with his wife has been all but over for a long time. She's hardly ever around, always traveling to Russia for work, and she drifts in and out of the film as well, reflecting the ...
Style: talky, emotional, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional marriage, romance, crumbling marriage, breakup, unfulfillment, couples, couple relations, infidelity, love affair, dishonesty, love and romance, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Best Intentions (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, UK, Italy, Norway, Iceland
Duration: 182 min.
Story: The story of Ingmar Bergman's parents. In 1909, poor theology student Henrik Bergman falls in love with Anna Åkerbloom, the daughter of a rich family in Uppsala. After their wedding Henrik becomes a priest in the north of Sweden. After a few ...
Style: talky, serious, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Plot: clergy, crumbling marriage, self discovery, romance, couple relations, infidelity, love affair, parents and children, social differences, dysfunctional family, fall in love, love and romance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Marie Krøyer (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Marie Krøyer is hailed as “the most beautiful woman in Europe” and leads a happy marriage life with her husband the great Danish painter P.S. Krøyer and an adorable daughter. However, not everything in her world is as perfect as it seems, and ...
Style: serious, emotional, stylized, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: mentally unstable, crumbling marriage, couple relations, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, fall in love, self discovery, breakup, under the surface, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century
Place: denmark, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Little Jerusalem (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An orthodox Jewish teen living with her family in France attempts to balance her religious upbringing with her increasingly complex view of the outside world.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: immigrants, opposites attract, self discovery, interracial relations, siblings relations, suburbs, love and romance, society, youth, couples, family relations, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, israel, middle east, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.9
 167
Cavalcade (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An accomplished playboy Leo neglects his girlfriend and enjoys parties. His girlfriend parts from him and then, when he wants to see her once more, he has an accident. He survives, but his whole life is now to be changed. This film is about fetching ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: disability, redemption, hopes, love and romance, couples, womanizer, rehabilitation, human spirit, couple relations, friendship, true love, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 5.2
 3K
Klimt (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Austria, France, Germany, UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A portrait of Austrian artist Gustav Klimt whose lavish, sexual paintings came to symbolize the art nouveau style of the late 19th and early 20th century.
Style: serious, talky, realistic, sexual, captivating ...
Plot: painter, artist, prodigy, symbolism, celebrity culture, couples, artists and showbiz, against the rules, obsession, couple relations, infidelity, sexual relations ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, turn of the century, year 1918
Place: austria, europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Polanski Unauthorized (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An unauthorized chronicle of the life of Roman Polanski.
Style: sexual, serious, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: filmmaking, artists and showbiz, prodigy, celebrity culture, ambition, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, lifestyle
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Inch'Allah Sunday (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Algeria
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of an immigrant woman struggling against old world traditions. Zouina leaves her homeland with her three children to join her husband in France, where he's been living for the past ten years. In a land and culture foreign to her, ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: culture clash, feminism, immigrants, human spirit, immigration, self discovery, dysfunctional family, estrangement, hopes, family problems, gender, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, algeria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.4
 5K
Seraphine (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The tragic story of French naïve painter Séraphine Louis aka Séraphine de Senlis (1864-1942), a humble servant who becomes a gifted self-taught painter. Discovered by prominent critic and collector William Uhde, she came to prominence between the ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: master and servant, artist, nun, painting, german, homosexual, village, artists and showbiz, downfall, social differences, mental illness, optimism ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
A Soul Haunted by Painting (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: China, France, Taiwan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: At the beginning of the twentieth century, Yu-liang leaves a brothel in a small Chinese town, to become the second wife of Mr. Pan. While Pan is away at the revolution in Yunnan, Yu-liang learns to paint and takes art classes at the Shanghai Art ...
Style: sincere, serious, sexual, realistic
Plot: prostitute, rise to the top, romance, haunted by the past, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, celebrity culture, road not taken, ambition, couples, posing ...
Place: asia, china, europe, france, shanghai china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 2K
Van Gogh (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 158 min.
Story: In late spring, 1890, Vincent moves to Auvers-sur-Oise, near Paris, under the care of Dr. Gachet, living in a humble inn. Fewer than 70 days later, Vincent dies from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. We see Vincent at work, painting landscapes and ...
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, sibling relationship, mentally unstable, prodigy, social misfits, tragic hero, obsession, siblings relations, tragic love, celebrity culture, down on your luck, mental illness ...
Time: 1890s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Sofie (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Duration: 146 min.
Story: From 1886 to 1907 in the life of Sofie, a Jew in Copenhagen who is nearly 29, with no marital prospects, living with her loving parents
Style: talky, serious, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, infidelity, unfulfilled love, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, family relations, introspection ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Camille Claudel 1915 (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Winter, 1915. Confined by her family to an asylum in the South of France - where she will never sculpt again - the chronicle of Camille Claudel's reclusive life, as she waits for a visit from her brother, Paul Claudel.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: estranged mother, separation from family, nun, elderly, mental institution, mentally unstable, isolation, mental illness, artists and showbiz, aging, siblings relations, wrongfully committed ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1915
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.9
 176
Irene (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A video diary shot and recorded by the filmmaker, using little more than his imagination and the happenstance and flow of the everyday, finally layering in a lifetime of memories.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: introspection, dealing with death, couple relations, filmmaking, danger, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, unfulfilled love, artists and showbiz, hopes, suicide thoughts ...
Time: year 1972
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 761
Duet for One (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Stephanie, a famous violinist, contracts multiple sclerosis her life begins to fall apart. Her career ends, her husband leaves her for another woman and her favorite pupil leave the country. Unable to bear all this loss, Stephanie attempts ...
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: disability, musician's life, tragic hero, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, terminal illness, life turned upside down, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, losing-it hero, prodigy ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 1K
Hamsun (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Germany, Norway, Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 159 min.
Story: Knut Hamsun is Norway's most famous and admired author. Ever since he was young he has hated the English for the starvation they caused Norway during WWI. When the Germans occupy Norway 9 April 1940 he welcomes them and the protection they can ...
Style: serious, talky, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: writer's life, holocaust, war, tragic hero, controversy, betrayal, human nature, human spirit, idealism, introspection, anti semitism, anti war ...
Place: norway, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.8
 310
Lea (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Léa lives in Le Havre, where she attends college whilst taking care of her elderly grandmother. To make ends meet, she works as a waitress in a night club. Her admittance to the Institute of Political Studies in Paris offers her new ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere, sexual ...
Plot: unsimulated sex, strong sexual content, hopes, human nature, urban, introspection, nightlife, student life, youth, lifestyle, sex, cunnilingus ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Beautiful Troublemaker (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 238 min.
Story: The former famous painter Frenhofer lives quietly with his wife on his countryside residence in the French Provence. When the young artist Nicolas visits him with his girlfriend Marianne, Frenhofer decides to start again the work on a painting he ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: painting, painter, eroticism, model, countryside, romance, country estate, french countryside, man-woman relation, crumbling marriage, human nature, couple relations ...
Place: los angeles, france, usa, southern france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
 1K
The Touch (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Sweden
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A seemingly happy Swedish housewife and mother begins an adulterous affair with a foreign archaeologist who is working near her home.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: love affair, infidelity, small town, mentally unstable, crumbling marriage, romance, love, human nature, introspection, couple relations, destructive relationship, forbidden love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Night and the Moment (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Night and the Moment is a 1995 erotic drama. A writer (Dafoe) is invited to the house of a noblewoman (Olin) who adores free-thinkers. He attempts to seduce her but she insists that he tell her of his past love exploits. While doing so, he takes ...
Style: talky, sexual, serious, atmospheric, twists and turns ...
Plot: confined, strong sexual content, lovers reunited, dishonesty, romance, love and romance, couples, mysterious character, writer's life, love affair, sexual relations, wooing ...
Time: 18th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Flight of the Eagle (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Sweden, West Germany, Norway
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The Swedish 19th century engineer S. A. Andrée sets out to become the first man on the north pole. His idea is to launch a polar expedition using a hydrogen balloon, together with two friends. The balloon, "The Eagle", takes off from ...
Style: bleak, serious, epic, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: north pole, explorer, survival, adventure, adventurer, follow your dream, wilderness, obsessive quest, danger, escapades, hopes, partners ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Oscar and the Lady in Pink (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Listening in to a conversation between his doctor and parents, 10-year-old Oscar learns what nobody has the courage to tell him. He only has a few weeks to live. Furious, he refuses to speak to anyone except straight-talking Rose, the lady in pink ...
Style: touching, serious, uplifting, realistic
Plot: friendship, hospital, child illness, terminal illness, youth, dealing with death, human spirit, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, friends, make believe, wrestling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: serious, touching, sincere, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: prodigy, insanity, teacher, mental institution, book, writer's life, artists and showbiz, hopes, misfit, human spirit, wrongfully committed, misdiagnosed ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new zealand, paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Foreign Student (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, USA, France, Italy, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A French football playing exchange student falls in love.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, sexual
Plot: college, self discovery, love and romance, romance, society, youth, opposites attract, interracial relations, social differences, culture clash, coming of age, fall in love ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1955
Place: france, virginia, europe, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Pelle the Conqueror (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The end of the 19th century. A boat filled with Swedish emigrants comes to the Danish island of Bornholm. Among them are Lasse and his son Pelle who move to Denmark to find work. They find employment at a large farm, but are treated as the lowest ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, serious, stylized, gloomy ...
Plot: island, farm, father son relationship, coming of age, youth, immigrants, parents and children, emigrant, down on your luck, working class, society, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1890s
Place: denmark, europe, seaport
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Father Damien (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Belgium, Netherlands, Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The true story of the 19th century Belgian priest, Father Damien, who volunteered to go to the island of Molokai, to console and care for the lepers.
Style: serious, uplifting, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Plot: social misfits, human nature, religious, human spirit, island, idealism, fighting the system, against the odds, heroes, hopes, society, clergy ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.3
 1K
1001 Grams (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When Norwegian scientist Marie attends a seminar in Paris on the actual weight of a kilo, it is her own measurement of disappointment, grief and, not least, love, that ends up on the scale. Finally Marie is forced to come to terms with how much a ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: unfulfillment, self discovery, love affair, dull life, love and romance, female nudity
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%