Movies like Milena

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Milena (1991)
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Milena (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Germany, Canada
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Prague, 1920. Milena's father wants her to follow in his footsteps and be one of the first female doctors in Czechoslovakia, but she is determined to be a writer. She elopes to Vienna with the Jewish music critic Ernst Pollak, and starts a correspondence with Franz Kafka. She leaves Pollak and returns to Prague with her father, where she befriends and translates Kafka. As a journalist, Milena covers the 1923 Ruhr worker's strike and meets the communist architect Jaromir. They marry and have a daughter. Milena writes for a Marxist paper till her husband leaves for the Soviet Union. She then confronts the rise of Nazism in the years leading up to the Second World War, and ends up in a concentration camp.
Plot: strong female character, female nudity, journalist, architect, nazism, concentration camp, doctor, communism, translator, father daughter relationship, strong female lead, critic, marxism, resistance fighter
Time: 1920s
Place: europe, prague, vienna, prague czechoslovakia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and contemplative films with plots about female nudity, doctor, father daughter relationship, male nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), flashback and society mostly in Drama, Biography and War genres. Some movies like Milena: Zina (1985), Brain on Fire (2016), '38 - Vienna Before the Fall (1986), Nostradamus (1994), Luther (1974). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Zina (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Zina, the daughter of Leon Trotsky by his first wife, is undergoing freudian analysis in Berlin in the 'thirties. Meanwhile Trotsky is in exile in Prinkipo having been driven from power by Stalin. The Nazis rise to power in Germany and Austria ...
Plot: communism, suicide, exile, psychiatrist, psychoanalysis, father daughter relationship, marxist, nazism, historical character, freudian, josef stalin, hiding place
Time: 1930s
Place: berlin germany, ussr
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Brain on Fire (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada, Ireland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Susannah Cahalan, an up-and-coming journalist at the New York Post becomes plagued by voices in her head and seizures, causing a rapid descent into insanity.
Style: medical drama, based on true events, thought provoking, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: fighting illness, strong female lead, hospital, diagnosis, journalist, doctor, psychosis, newspaper reporter, human brain, catatonia, female protagonist, hallucination ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york
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93%
Antonio Gramsci: The Days of Prison (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Antonio Gramsci: The Days of Prison is a 1977 Italian drama directed by Lino Del Fra.
Plot: prison, communism, marxism, talking to the camera, flashback, breaking the fourth wall, archival footage, philosopher, marxist, imprisonment
Place: italy
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79%
'38 - Vienna Before the Fall (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, West Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The film presents the political events surrounding the Anschluss in March of 1938 through the lives of Carola Hell, a popular young actress at the prestigious Theater in der Josefstadt, and Martin Hofmann, the Jewish journalist she plans to marry. ...
Plot: nazism, journalist, world war two, jewish, nazi, actress
Time: year 1938, 1930s
Place: vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Nostradamus (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, UK, Germany, Romania
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A dramatic retelling of the life of Michel de Nostredame, from his early work as a plague doctor to his time at the court of Catherine de Medici, after he became famed for his prophetic almanacs. Stars Rutger Hauer and Julia Ormond.
Style: serious
Plot: life is a bitch, unfulfillment, hopes, state affairs, supernatural ability, oracle, plague, destiny, apocalypse, historical event, prophecy, professor ...
Time: middle ages, 16th century, future
Place: france, europe
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73%
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Luther (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A man's view cause a rift between peasants and the church.
Style: contemplative, talky, realistic, serious
Plot: politics, church, hopes, clergy, life is a bitch, leadership, dishonesty, fighting the system, rebellion, society, state affairs, righting the wronged ...
Time: 16th century, 70s, 1500s
Place: germany
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68%
The Story of Piera (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This sometimes confusing erotic drama about the incestuous relationship of a mother and daughter is based on the autobiography of Italian theater actress Piera Degli Esposti though it focuses more on her mother Eugenia.
Style: psycho sexual, grotesque
Plot: lesbian lover, incest, mother daughter relationship, beach, father daughter relationship, father daughter incest, eroticism, lesbian relationship, sex, lesbian incest, male homosexuality, infidelity ...
Time: 1940s, 1960s, 70s, 80s, 60s
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67%
The Ideal Palace (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Story: At the end of the 19th century, Joseph Ferdinand Cheval (Jacques Gamblin), is a simple postman who travels every day along the Drôme, from village to village. Alone, he is upset when he meets the woman of his life, Philomena (Laetitia Casta). From ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, psychological, contemplative
Plot: french countryside, postman, construction, father daughter relationship, obsession, palace, social awkwardness, family relations, love, couples, society, chore ...
Time: 1910s, 1880s, 1870s
Place: france
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58%
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Hefner: Unauthorized (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The unauthorized biography of Hugh Hefner and the birth of the Playboy empire.
Plot: secretary, womanizer, female nudity, drugs, playboy magazine, suicide, narration from the grave, father daughter relationship, lingerie, sex scene, nudity (full frontal - brief), millionaire ...
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55%
150 Milligrams (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In the hospital where she works in Brest, France, a lung specialist discovers a direct link between suspicious deaths and state-approved medicine. She fights single-handedly for the truth to come out.
Style: captivating, suspense, tense, suspenseful
Plot: doctor, health, female protagonist, television, scientist, whistleblower, blood, death, danger, illness, female director, tv interview ...
Time: year 2011, year 2009, year 2010
Place: france
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55%
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Freud (1962)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: This pseudo-biographical movie depicts 5 years from 1885 on in the life of the Viennan psychologist Freud (1856-1939). At this time, most of his colleagues refuse to cure hysteric patients, because they believe they're just simulating to gain ...
Plot: historical figure, czech abroad, doctor, psychoanalysis, traumatic experience, therapy, european history, therapist, recurring nightmare, doctor patient relationship, injury
Place: vienna, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Alex: The Life of a Child (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Based on true events, 'Alex: The Life of a Child' follows former 'Sports Illustrated' writer Frank Deford and his wife Carole when their happy, all-American family is rocked to the core when their baby daughter Alex is diagnosed ...
Plot: terminal illness, death of daughter, parent child relationship, family, sibling relationship, death of child, hospital, memory, jewelry, sick child, coughing, italian opera ...
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52%
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Hannah Arendt (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, Luxembourg, France, Israel
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Hannah Arendt is a portrait of the genius that shook the world with her discovery of “the banality of evil.” After she attends the Nazi Adolf Eichmann’s trial in Jerusalem, Arendt dares to write about the Holocaust in terms no one has ever ...
Style: thought provoking, psychological, realistic, feminist film, contemplative ...
Plot: holocaust, strong female lead, court, war crime, trial, legal action, legal, society, journalism, post war, strong female character, nazi ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1961, 1960s
Place: israel, usa, new york, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Naked Rose (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Among the millions of victims of the Nazi madness during the Second World War, Pierre Seel was charged with homosexuality and imprisoned in the Schirmeck concentration camp. He survived this terrifying experience of torture and humiliation, and ...
Style: semi documentary
Plot: nazism, holocaust, art, gay slur, homosexual, world war two, crucifix, gay interest, gay
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51%
Scarred Hearts (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Romania, Germany, Belgium, France
Duration: 141 min.
Story: During the summer of 1937, Emanuel, a young man in his early twenties, is committed to a sanatorium on the Black Sea coast for treatment of his bone tuberculosis. The treatment consists of painful spine punctures that confine him to a plaster on a ...
Style: disturbing, melancholic, touching, sincere
Plot: sadness, summer, male objectification, hospital, doctor, sanitarium, tuberculosis, love and romance, disability, pubic hair, female nudity, male nudity ...
Time: 1930s, year 1937
Place: black sea
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51%
For Those I Loved (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: France, Canada, Hungary
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Polish Martin Gray (Michael York) recalls the Holocaust, New York prosperity, and losing his wife (Brigitte Fossey) and family.
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, terror, immigration, army, ghetto, nazi, soldier, jewish, world war two, escape, violence ...
Place: europe, usa, warsaw poland
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48%
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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: touching, sincere, sentimental, based on true events, surprise ending ...
Plot: art collector, painter, art, artist, painting, lifestyle, mental illness, anti conformity, art dealer, maid, fame, art exhibition ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 20s, pre world war one ...
Place: france, europe
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Katharina Luther (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The life of Katharina von Bora, a nun in the 16th century. When reading Martin Luther's writings about the freedom of the individual, she decides to leave the monastery - and gains the trust and love of the great reformer.
Style: psychological, suspense, twists and turns, sincere, contemplative
Plot: strong female character, faith, nun, strong female lead, husband wife relationship, sin, death of child, monk, bible, female nudity, rebellion, businesswoman ...
Time: 16th century
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47%
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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: thought provoking, stylized, based on true events, realistic, serious ...
Plot: painter, artist, obsession, prodigy, ambition, lifestyle, sexual relations, against the rules, society, painting, dying, dying man ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, year 1900, year 1918, turn of the century
Place: austria, paris france, europe, france, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Becoming Astrid (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 123 min.
Story: When Astrid Lindgren was very young something happened that affected her profoundly, and this combination of both miracle and calamity came to shape her entire life. It was an event that transformed her into one of the most inspiring women of our ...
Style: based on true events, romantic, captivating, touching, thought provoking
Plot: typewriter, teenage sex, teenage pregnancy, pregnancy, older man younger woman relationship, love affair, female protagonist, female nudity, marriage proposal, baby, newspaper, pregnant teenager ...
Time: 1930s, 80s, 1920s
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden, denmark, eastern europe, copenhagen denmark ...
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47%
Memoir of War (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: France, Belgium, Switzerland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: June 1944, France is still under the German Occupation. The writer Robert Antelme, major figure of the Resistance, is arrested and deported. His young wife, Marguerite, writer and resistant, was torn by the anguish of not having her news and her ...
Style: romantic, serious, factual, realistic, compassionate ...
Plot: gestapo, french resistance, nazism, female writer, concentration camp, world war two, nazi occupation, nazi, beach, female protagonist, end of war, sea ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, year 1945, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
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46%
Becoming Colette (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, UK, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Erotic French author Colette during her formative years in Paris at the turn of the century, married to a hedonistic bounder who publishes her writings under his name until she leaves him to embark on her own career.
Plot: lesbian, lesbianism, marriage, female nudity, sexuality, cabaret
Place: paris france
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44%
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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: contemplative, serious, realistic, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: prostitute, family relations, couples, performer's life, obsession, mental illness, tragic love, siblings relations, down on your luck, collector, society, prodigy ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: france, europe, paris france, provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Year of the Jellyfish (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Chris, a sexy teenager who appears mostly bare-breasted on the French Riviera, has a crush on Romain, her mother's lover. In reaction to her inability to attract his attention, she experiments with other risque affairs.
Plot: topless woman, beach, seduction, sexuality, teenage girl, adult actress playing teenage girl, female in shower, taking a shower, legs, jellyfish, roulette, taking a bath ...
Place: saint tropez
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Beheaded Rooster (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Germany, Hungary, Romania
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A moving coming of age story in a time of extreme change: on August 23, 1944 in a small city in Romanian Transylvania, the 16 year old Felix Goldschmidt awaits his classmates for their traditional Exitus Party (school graduation). However, this very ...
Plot: treason, breasts, barefoot woman, coming of age, world war two, skinny dipping, female nudity, group of friends, fanatic, jewish girl, betrayal by friend, strong female lead ...
Time: 1940s
Place: transylvania, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Diary for My Children (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A semi-autobiographical story of a young woman's life in Budapest under Stalin.
Style: banned
Plot: orphan, communism, communist, female director, death in childbirth, death of father, girl, engineer, death of mother, politics, friend, friendship ...
Time: 50s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, year 1947
Place: moscow russia, eastern europe, budapest hungary, budapest, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Taste of Apple Seeds (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When Bertha dies, her granddaughter Iris inherits her house and finds herself back in the home where she and her cousin used to play dressing-up in the summer holidays. While she wanders from room to room, she gropes her way through memories and ...
Style: family saga
Plot: female director, strong female lead, secret love, sex scene, jealousy, female nudity, skinny dipping, strong female character, seduction
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, bittersweet, strong female presence, performer's life, drugs/alcohol, couples, family problems ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 50s, 1940s, 20th century ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Milada (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story of communist show-trial victim Milada Horáková. Horáková was one of the first victims of the communist regime in Czechoslovakia. She opposed the communist coup in 1948 but did not leave the country. She was arrested and tried for ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, captivating, tense, touching ...
Plot: politics, jail, husband wife relationship, strong female character, prisoner, trial, court, european history, courtroom, strong female lead, lawyer, female protagonist ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: prague, prague czechoslovakia, central europe
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37%
A Place Among the Living (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A mediocre pulp novelist is approached by a stranger claiming to be a serial killer with a proposition to chronicle his crimes.
Plot: novelist, roman, translator, falling out a window, suicide, literary agent, book seller, art exhibition, writing, writing a book, writers, deal with the devil ...
Time: 1950s, year 1958, 50s
Place: paris france
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37%