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Goltzius and the Pelican Company (2012)
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Goltzius and the Pelican Company (2012)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, History
Country: UK, Netherlands, France, Croatia, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Goltzius and the Pelican Company tells the story of Hendrik Goltzius, a late 16th century Dutch printer and engraver of erotic prints. A contemporary of Rembrandt and, indeed, more celebrated during his life, Goltzius seduces the Margrave of Alsace into paying for a printing press to make and publish illustrated books. In return, he promises him an extraordinary book of pictures of illustrating the Old Testament’s biblical stories. Erotic tales of Lot and his daughters, David and Bathsheba, Samson and Deliah and John the Baptist and Salome. To tempt the Margrave further, Goltzius and his printing company will offer to perform dramatisations of these erotic stories for his court.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, stylized
Plot: obsession, sexuality, human nature, religions or cults, performer's life, artists and showbiz, actor's life, rabbi, sex scene, prostitution, theater, voyeurism, money raising, society, innocence lost, dog, dancing, eroticism, erotica, jewish, female nudity, male nudity, erection, adam and eve, kiss ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and stylized films with plots about artists and showbiz, nudity (full frontal - brief), society, female nudity, performer's life, couples and pubic hair mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Goltzius and the Pelican Company: The Outlaw (2010), Nightwatching (2007), The Girl (2012), Eisenstein in Guanajuato (2015), Anton Chekhov 1890 (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Outlaw (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Spain, Brazil, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A chronicle of the life of Spanish playwright and poet Lope de Vega, who dominated Spain’s early Golden Age of Theatre in the 16th Century. Lope returns home from war and enters the theatre world when a producer’s beautiful daughter takes a ...
Style: captivating, serious, clever, realistic, stylized
Plot: love affair, lifestyle, love triangle, love and romance, writer's life, artists and showbiz, womanizer, playwright, employer employee relationship, sex scene, scandal, couples ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: spain, portugal, europe
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Nightwatching (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: UK, Poland, Canada, Netherlands
Duration: 134 min.
Story: An extravagant, exotic and moving look at Rembrandt's romantic and professional life, and the controversy he created by the identification of a murderer in the painting The Night Watch.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, captivating, enigmatic
Plot: painter, artists and showbiz, investigation, mystery, uncover truth, love affair, crimes, lifestyle, ambition, art, conspiracy, prodigy ...
Time: 17th century
Place: europe, amsterdam, netherlands
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The Girl (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, South Africa, USA, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Director Alfred Hitchcock is revered as one of the greatest creative minds in the history of cinema. Known for his psychological thrillers, Hitchcock’s leading ladies were cool, beautiful and preferably blonde. One such actress was Tippi Hedren, ...
Style: psychological, stylized, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: sexual harassment, actor's life, obsession, filmmaking, prodigy, artists and showbiz, infatuation, starlet, jealousy, movie studio, movie star, dream girl ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england
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Tommy Cooper: Not Like That, Like This (2014)
Genre: Biography
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The life and times of Tommy Cooper
Style: realistic, captivating, stylized, serious
Plot: performer's life, ambition, artists and showbiz, couples, couple relations, infidelity, workplace romance, love triangle, alcohol abuse
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england
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66%
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Eisenstein in Guanajuato (2015)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, Finland, Mexico, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In 1931, following the success of the film Battleship Potemkin, Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein travels to the city of Guanajuato, Mexico, to shoot a new film. Freshly rejected by Hollywood, Eisenstein soon falls under Mexico’s spell. ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, realistic, serious
Plot: filmmaking, movie business, fall in love, love and romance, artists and showbiz, director, love triangle, husband wife relationship, day of the dead, hollywood, religion, banana ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1948, year 1917 ...
Place: mexico, latin america, soviet union, moscow russia, ussr
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61%
Anton Chekhov 1890 (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Summer 1890. In order to make some money to feed his family, Anton Chekhov, modest physician, wrote short stories for newspapers to sign Antosha Tchékhonté. Important characters, writer and editor, just make him aware of his talent. His situation ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, captivating, gloomy
Plot: writer's life, literature, tuberculosis, couple relations, obsession, life is a bitch, infidelity, convict, family relations, writers, siblings relations, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
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Giordano Bruno (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Flying from his enemies in the Catholic Church, the free thinking philosopher, poet and scientist Giordano Bruno (1548-1600) has found some protection in Venice. But the Roman Inquisition, fearing his influence in Europe, wants to bring him on trial ...
Style: sincere, captivating, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: burned alive, church, against the rules, clergy, fighting the system, forbidden love, human nature, royal family, political intrigue, life is a bitch, rivalry, against humanity ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century, 1600s, renaissance, 1500s
Place: venice, italy, rome italy, europe
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Louis Cyr : The Strongest Man in the World (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Biopic of Louis Cyr, strongest man in the world at the end of the 19th Century.
Style: realistic, captivating, touching, serious
Plot: rise to the top, ambition, performer's life, strong man, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, humble, human
Time: 19th century
Place: canada, quebec
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Mary Queen of Scots (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The life and death of the Scottish monarch.
Style: stylized, realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: royal family, head of state, political intrigue, royal court, betrayal, political unrest, state affairs, palaces castles and temples, queen, monarchy, strong female presence, british royal family ...
Time: 16th century
Place: scotland, england, europe
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The Draughtsman's Contract (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Peter Greenaway's first fiction feature (after the mock-documentary The Falls) made him immediately famous and was named one of the most original films of the 1980s by British critics. The action is set in the director's beloved 17th ...
Style: atmospheric, talky, stylized, witty, humorous ...
Plot: adultery, murder, manipulation, boss and employee, dishonesty, manipulations, power relations, society, crimes, sexual dysfunction, social climbing, social differences ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, europe
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50%
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Bolivar Is Me (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Colombia, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Santiago Miranda¸ an actor representing Bolivar in a television series¸ leaves furious recording because it disagrees with the scripts they oblige die Bolívar¸ against the wall. Between the lucidity and the madness¸ Miranda really acts as a ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: actor's life, political unrest, revolution, obsessive quest, artists and showbiz, politics, state affairs, delusion, irony, satire, obsession, general ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, latin america
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48%
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The Borgia (2006)
Genre: Biography, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A portrait of the bloody dynasty that spawned a pope, Alexander VI, as well as the role model for Machiavelli's "The Prince," his son Cesare Borgia, and a legend of femme duplicity, daughter Lucrezia Borgia.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, disturbing
Plot: leadership, betrayal, rivalry, society, dishonesty, state affairs, downfall, uninhibited rivalry, family relations, royal family, religions or cults, ambition ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: rome italy, italy
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Of Freaks and Men (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Dariya the maid getting a boy to touch her large breast is just one incident that occurs when Yohan and Victor infiltrate two families, forcing young Liza and blind Ekaterina to appear in porn, but they are not so innocent themselves.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, atmospheric, sexual ...
Plot: female nudity, corporal punishment, voyeurism, depravity, pornographer, sadist, freak, manipulations, manipulation, porn, society, obsession ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 1900s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg
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Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 176 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, non-linear, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: ambition, actor's life, singing, desire for fame, performer's life, hopes, lifestyle, best friends, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 1910s
Place: usa, london, new york, manhattan new york city
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Artemisia (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: factual, sexy, sexual, erotic, stylized ...
Plot: loss of virginity, virginity, virgin, defloration, painter, first sex, first sexual experience, love and romance, legal, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, romance ...
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Place: rome italy, italy, europe
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Harishchandrachi Factory (2009)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: serious, captivating, stylized, realistic, cult film
Plot: optimism, against the odds, filmmaking, ambition, showbiz, artists and showbiz, friendship, visionary, actor playing female role, film within a film, passion, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1910s
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Mein Kampf (2009)
Genre: Biography, Comedy
Country: Austria, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Every foot of film is authentic German footage -- uncovered in the secret archives of the SS Elite Guard and suppressed by Goebbels himself as too strong even for his own savage propaganda. Mein Kampf has created a sensational international impact ...
Style: realistic, serious, cynical, disturbing, humorous ...
Plot: lifestyle, desire for fame, friendship, anti semitism, satire, life is a bitch, politics, political unrest, jewish, nudity (full frontal - brief), performer's life, ambition ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1900s
Place: europe, austria, vienna
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41%
The Libertine (2000)
Genre: Comedy, History
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: French philosopher Denis Diderot produces the first encyclopedia while indulging in 18th-century decadence.
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, captivating, clever ...
Plot: rebelliousness, writer's life, against the rules, fighting the system, estate, rebellion, clergy, society, couple relations, idealism, religions or cults, free speech ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, europe
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Tony Bennett: An American Classic (2006)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Tony Bennett: An American Classic was an Emmy Award-winning television special celebrating the life of musical icon Tony Bennett on the occasion of his 80th birthday. Directed by Rob Marshall (Memoirs of a Geisha, Chicago), it charts Bennett’s ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, captivating
Plot: jazz, musician's life, artists and showbiz, show tunes, concert, music, singer, tribute, performer's life, music band, jazz music, song ...
Place: las vegas, usa
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39%
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Paper Birds (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 122 min.
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Style: humorous, realistic, atmospheric, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: performer's life, artists and showbiz, family relations, life is a bitch, orphan, society, spanish civil war, rivalry, friendship, coming of age, youth, adoption ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: spain, europe
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38%
Burton and Taylor (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: TV drama based on Richard Burton's diaries, about his last performance in 1983 with ex-wife Elizabeth Taylor. They meet after several years and he agrees to her suggestion that they star in a stage revival on Broadway of Noel Coward's ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, stylized
Plot: artists and showbiz, couple relations, celebrity culture, couples, actor's life, hollywood, love, lifestyle, love and romance, showbiz, love affair, party ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
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36%
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Leopardi (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A luminously beautiful biopic of the celebrated eighteenth-century Italian poet, essayist and philosopher Giacomo Leopardi, who created immortal verse whilst struggling with a debilitating illness.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, captivating, romanticism
Plot: poet, poetry, writer's life, prodigy, society, family problems, enlightenment, father son relationship, unrequited love, studying, isolation, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 19th century
Place: italy, europe, southern italy, florence, florence italy ...
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Confessions of a Brazilian Call Girl (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Rachel is a girl, adopted by an upper middle class family, who rebelled at 17 and left her family and studies at a traditional college in Sao Paulo to become a call girl. Shortly after starting work, she decided to write a blog about her ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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35%
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Molière (2007)
Genre: Biography, Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Molière, a down-and-out actor-cum-playwright up to his ears in debt. When the wealthy Jourdain offers to cover that debt (so that Molière's theatrical talents might help Jourdain win the heart of a certain widowed marquise), hilarity ensues.
Style: humorous, witty, stylized, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, secret identity, lifestyle, mistaken identity, infidelity, fall in love, farce, dishonesty, actor's life, love and romance, romance, couples ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: paris france, france, europe
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34%
The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Charlton Heston stars as Renaissance artist Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564), who begrudgingly paints the Sistine Chapel for imperious Pope Julius II in this epic adaptation of Irvine Stone's novel ...
Style: uplifting, serious, epic, atmospheric, inspirational ...
Plot: painter, genius, architect, sculpture, painting, infidelity, historical figure, life & death, pope, hard labor, showdown, standoff ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, quarry, 1500s, 1960s ...
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Mary, Queen of Scots (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Mary Stuart, who was named Queen of Scotland when she was only six days old, is the last Roman Catholic ruler of Scotland. She is imprisoned at he age of 23 by her cousin Elizabeth Tudor, the English Queen and her arch adversary. Nineteen years ...
Style: stylized, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: queen elizabeth i, political unrest, murder, betrayal, execution, queen, catholic, royal family, politics, society, tragic hero, dishonesty ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: scotland, england, europe, britain
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33%
The Baby of Mâcon (1993)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Netherlands, France, UK, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A town cursed with barren women and famine is saved by a miracle birth to an old, ugly woman: the Mother. Immediately afterwards, the old woman's Daughter (Ormond) claims to have delivered the baby herself in a virgin birth. She imprisons the ...
Style: surreal, serious, disturbing, rough, stylized ...
Plot: virginity, hypocrisy, bishop, baby, violence, youth, clergy, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), brutality, seduction, play ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, europe
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33%
The Dumbfounded King (1991)
Genre: Comedy, History
Country: Spain, France, Portugal
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Spain, under Philip IV (1621-1665). The film is based on a novel by Gonzalo Torrente Ballester. The King (Gabino Diego) is stunned to see the naked body of Marfisa (Laura del Sol), the most beautiful prostitute of the town and Court. After that, he ...
Style: humorous, sexual, realistic, semi serious, sexy
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Time: 17th century
Place: spain, europe
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8 ? Women (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: After the death of his wife, wealthy businessman Philip Emmenthal and his son Storey open their own private harem in their family residence in Geneva (they get the idea while watching Federico Fellini's 8½ and after Storey is "given" ...
Style: sexy, erotic, surreal, talky, clever ...
Plot: nun, father son relationship, harem, nudity (full frontal - brief), obsession, estate, love and romance, lifestyle, unfulfillment, profanity, couples, strong sexual content ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: switzerland, europe, geneva switzerland, japan, tokyo
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32%
Kenneth Williams: Fantabulosa! (2006)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Kenneth Williams was the star of the Carry Ons and Round the Horne. Despite his fame, he led a life full of mental torture as he tried to overcome his homosexuality in 1950s Britain. This film follows his life and eventual death based on the many ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching
Plot: performer's life, private vs public, buried truth, under the surface, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, celebrity, depression, celibacy, masturbation, diary, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 50s
Place: england
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