Movies like Borderline

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Borderline (2019)
Borderline (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Craving that girl she was never able to replace and seeking inspiration in her presence, or absence, or rather fantasy, a troubled writer embarks on a stormy journey of love, passion and potentially perdition.
Style: mumblecore
Plot: love, dancing, sea, mental breakdown, women, cat, first love, loneliness, friendship, clubbing, obsession, kitchen, true love, female nudity, lgbt, struggle, depression, misfit, summer, train, ice, running, holiday, masturbation, beach ...
Place: italy, scotland, paris france

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Most similar movies to Borderline

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and emotional films with plots about kiss, sex, obsession, love and romance, drinking, love and death mostly in Romance, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Borderline: Sylvia (2003), Cat Skin (2017), Call Me by Your Name (2017), Little Ashes (2008), Kill Your Darlings (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.3
 10K
Sylvia (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Story of the relationship between the poets Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath.
Style: emotional, psychological, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: infidelity, drinking, writing, beach, love, snow, poet, boat, writer's life, romance, crumbling marriage, college ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: england, europe, campus, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.8
 84
Cat Skin (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A shy and troubled photography student's life is illuminated when her voyeuristic nature behind the camera lens leads her to a beautiful and confident girl.
Plot: lesbian, lesbian romance, lesbian interest, lgbt, lesbian kiss, lesbianism, female female kiss, photographer, headphones, black cat, lesbian couple, lesbian relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
Call Me by Your Name (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France, Brazil, USA, Netherlands, Germany, Thailand
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Elio Perlman is spending the summer with his family at their vacation home in Lombardy, Italy. When his father hires a handsome doctoral student, the curious 17-year-old finds himself developing a growing attraction to the young man.
Style: sincere, touching, disturbing, captivating
Plot: lgbt, gay relationship, first love, gay teenager, self discovery, coming out, homosexual, teenage boy, gay love, loss, summer, masturbation ...
Time: year 1983
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 6.6
 8K
Little Ashes (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: About the young life and loves of artist Salvador Dalí, filmmaker Luis Buñuel and writer Federico García Lorca.
Style: atmospheric, serious, factual, exciting, tense ...
Plot: friendship, poet, friends, surrealism, student, political unrest, romance, writer's life, buddies, coming of age, state affairs, spanish civil war ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, morocco, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Kill Your Darlings (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs.
Style: bleak, serious, captivating, realistic, intellectual ...
Plot: poet, friendship, murder, obsession, youth, friends, writer's life, university, mental illness, drinking, bohemian life, postcard ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1944, year 2005
Place: usa, campus, new york, harlem, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
My Summer of Love (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In the Yorkshire countryside, working-class tomboy Mona meets the exotic, pampered Tasmin. Over the summer season, the two young women discover they have much to teach one another, and much to explore together.
Style: sexy, realistic, touching, serious, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lesbian, friendship, lesbian relationship, siblings relations, coming of age, summer, fall in love, teenage life, friends, romance, love and romance, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary
Place: yorkshire, england, northern england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In 1958 New York Diane Arbus is a housewife and mother who works as an assistant to her husband, a photographer employed by her wealthy parents. Respectable though her life is, she cannot help but feel uncomfortable in her privileged world. One ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, erotic, enigmatic, surreal ...
Plot: photographer, fall in love, freak, couples, self discovery, couple relations, life turned upside down, friends, love and romance, lifestyle, female nudity, sexuality ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Christopher and His Kind (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1931 budding author Christopher Isherwood goes to Berlin at the invitation of his friend W. H. Auden for the gay sex that abounds in the city. Whilst working as an English teacher his housemates include bewigged old queen Gerald Hamilton and ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, sexual, pre war ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, self discovery, gay, cabaret, s&m, strong sexual content, misfit, urban, nightlife, gender, fall in love, city life ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1976
Place: germany, europe, hamburg germany, medical school, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 7.0
 24K
Bright Star (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Australia, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In 1818, high-spirited young Fanny Brawne finds herself increasingly intrigued by the handsome but aloof poet John Keats, who lives next door to her family friends the Dilkes. After reading a book of his poetry, she finds herself even more drawn to ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, psychological ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: poet, romance, letter, love affair, love and romance, tragic love, couples, couple relations, writer's life, poetry, death, obsession ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1810s
Place: england, europe, rome italy, london, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.0
 2K
Violette (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Born out of wedlock early in the last century, Violette Leduc meets Simone de Beauvoir in postwar Saint-Germain-des-Près. An intense lifelong relationship develops between the two women authors, based on Violette's quest for freedom through ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating
Plot: friendship, writer's life, artists and showbiz, friends, feminism, lesbian relationship, gender, society, lesbian, lesbian kiss, film within a film, farm ...
Time: 20th century, year 1964, 1960s, 1940s, 1950s ...
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In nineteenth century Yorkshire wealthy orphan Anne Lister lives with an aunt and uncle, anxious for her to marry well and blissfully unaware that she is a lesbian,recording her thoughts and exploits in a coded diary. When her lover Mariana Belcombe ...
Style: serious, emotional, captivating, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: feminism, lesbian, lesbian relationship, gays and lesbians, friendship, homosexuality, unfulfilled love, gender, love and romance, forbidden love, friends, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Liverpool, 1978: What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme-fatale, the eccentric Academy Award-winning actress Gloria Grahame, and her young lover, British actor Peter Turner, quickly grows into a deeper relationship, with Turner ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, cancer, actress, backstage, stepmother stepson relationship, knocking on a door, femme fatale, beach house, photo shoot, coughing, pills, breast cancer ...
Time: year 1981, year 1979
Place: liverpool, england, manhattan new york city, california, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Stranger by the Lake (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Summertime. A cruising spot for men, tucked away on the shores of a lake. Franck falls in love with Michel, an attractive, potent and lethally dangerous man. Franck knows this, but wants to live out his passion anyway.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, erotic ...
Plot: danger, loneliness, lake, cruising, skinny dipping, gays and lesbians, murder, summer, investigation, swimming, gay, gay sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
A Dangerous Method (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Canada, Switzerland, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Seduced by the challenge of an impossible case, the driven Dr. Carl Jung takes the unbalanced yet beautiful Sabina Spielrein as his patient. Jung’s weapon is the method of his master, the renowned Sigmund Freud. Both men fall under Sabina’s ...
Style: psychological, talky, sexual, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: sexual perversion, psychiatrist, patient, psychologist, psychology, sexuality, psychoanalysis, cigar smoking, mental illness, insanity, mentally unstable, human nature ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 1930s
Place: switzerland, europe, austria, central europe, zurich switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.1
 5K
Asylum (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A woman becomes very curious about one of her psychiatrist husband's inmates, a man who was found guilty in the murder and disfigurement of his former wife.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: couple relations, obsession, psychiatrist, love and romance, hospital, destructive relationship, mental illness, love, crumbling marriage, love triangle, infidelity, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: europe, england, london, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 16K
Prozac Nation (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Elizabeth is on the verge of losing her grip on life after she leaves her emotionally fraught home to start college. Quickly, her life takes a turn for the worse: She clashes with her roommate and decides her boyfriend, Rafe, is her sole salvation. ...
Style: psychological, cynical, clever, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: college, mental illness, depression, university, drugs/alcohol, therapy, introspection, insomnia, suicide attempt, dysfunctional family, writer's life, obsession ...
Time: 80s
Place: harvard university, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Itawari (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Jack Porter was a lonely man whose sole devotion was guarding an abandoned hospital, until he met Hannah, a homeless woman using the hospital for refuge. Over a year she changed Jack's life completely, before fate separated them. Jack forces ...
Plot: resurrection, english, chapel, time, silence, boredom, longing, love, rain, fire, infirmary, winter ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.7
 5K
Caravaggio (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: As influential Italian artist Caravaggio dies in exile in 1610, he recalls his short life, from his childhood to his initial artistic failures to his later triumphs as he catches the eye of a sympathetic cardinal to his destructive relationship with ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, stylized ...
Plot: painter, artist, gay, love triangle, mentally unstable, homosexuality, lgbt, rise and fall, obsession, destructive relationship, infidelity, sexual relations ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century, 1500s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 6.6
 8K
Toast (2010)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An adaptation of celebrity chef Nigel Slater's bestselling memoir, 'Toast' is the ultimate nostalgic trip through everything edible in 1960's Britain. Nigel's mother was always a poor cook, but her chronic asthma and ...
Style: tragicomedy, semi serious, realistic, humorous, stylized ...
Plot: cooking and food, chef, cooking, coming of age, homosexual, parents and children, countryside, mother son relationship, autobiography, adolescence, youth, family relations ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
84 Charing Cross Road (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a humorous script-reader in her New York apartment sees an ad in the Saturday Review of Literature for a bookstore in London that does mail order, she begins a very special correspondence and friendship with Frank Doel, the bookseller who works ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, correspondence, romance, human nature, fall in love, love and romance, couples, friends, writer's life, couple relations, hopes, book ...
Time: 1950s, 1960s, 20th century, 40s, 50s ...
Place: england, london, new york, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
I Dreamt Under the Water (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Antoine, a handsome boy in his 20s, falls for a straight best friend who does not reciprocate, and being a junkie exits the film quite early. Enter a girl, who seems to make him happy again, after he has tried living as a rent boy with men, having ...
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, sexy, touching
Plot: prostitute, transsexual, gays and lesbians, romance, urban, young lovers, destructive relationship, fall in love, looking for love, love triangle, sexual relations, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.4
 326
Untold (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 151 min.
Story: A dangerous beauty queen sinks her claws into the life of a married doctor and his family.
Plot: hospital, doctor, depression, obsession, newspaper, beauty queen, movie star, extramarital affair, husband wife relationship, cigarette smoking, separation, borderline personality disorder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Notes on a Scandal (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A veteran high school teacher befriends a younger art teacher, who is having an affair with one of her 15-year-old students. However, her intentions with this new "friend" also go well beyond platonic friendship.
Style: sexual, psychological, sentimental, realistic, tense ...
Plot: obsession, age difference, teachers and students, loneliness, forbidden love, teacher, blackmail, secret, infidelity, lesbian, lust, dangerous attraction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 7.4
 74K
Frida (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada, Mexico
Duration: 123 min.
Story: "Frida" chronicles the life Frida Kahlo shared unflinchingly and openly with Diego Rivera, as the young couple took the art world by storm. From her complex and enduring relationship with her mentor and husband to her illicit and ...
Style: colourful, emotional, touching, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: couple relations, disability, loneliness, feminism, painter, love of one's life, bisexuality, art, bohemian life, lifestyle, female protagonist, artist ...
Time: 20s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s ...
Place: mexico, latin america, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, mexico city ...
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43%
 6.6
 12K
Total Eclipse (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Belgium
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Young, wild poet Arthur Rimbaud and his mentor Paul Verlaine engage in a fierce, forbidden romance while feeling the effects of a hellish artistic lifestyle.
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, psychological, intellectual ...
Plot: gay, mentor, poet, infidelity, pregnancy, gays and lesbians, romance, writer's life, crumbling marriage, lgbt, couple relations, destructive relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: europe, france, holland, paris france, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.9
 5K
Carrington (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The story of the relationship between painter Dora Carrington and author Lytton Strachey in a World War One England of cottages and countryside. Although platonic due to Strachey's homosexuality, the relationship was nevertheless a deep and ...
Style: emotional, sexual, talky, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: painter, soldier, conscientious objector, romance, friendship, unlikely couple, polyamory, writer's life, couple relations, unfulfilled love, artists and showbiz, gender ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, 20s ...
Place: england, europe, wales, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.1
 16K
Iris (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: True story of the lifelong romance between novelist Iris Murdoch and her husband John Bayley, from their student days through her battle with Alzheimer's disease.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, captivating, intellectual ...
Plot: aging, love, alzheimer's disease, writer's life, couple relations, understanding, love of one's life, life & death, character study, loneliness, terminal illness, virginity ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 90s, 1950s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.1
 75K
The Handmaiden (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 145 min.
Story: 1930s Korea, in the period of Japanese occupation, a new girl (Sookee) is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress (Hideko) who lives a secluded life on a large countryside estate with her domineering Uncle (Kouzuki). But the maid has a secret. ...
Style: sexual, erotic, melancholic, sexy, tense ...
Plot: lesbian sex, lesbian relationship, lesbianism, lust, sex, lesbian, pickpocket, con woman, orphan, sexual tension, inheritance, seduction ...
Time: 1930s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Whole Wide World (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Based on her acclaimed autobiographical book, THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD tells the story of Novalyne Price, an attractive feisty West Texas schoolteacher and her bittersweet, romantic and turbulent relationship with Robert E. Howard, the great pulp ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: romance, friendship, fall in love, writer's life, artists and showbiz, friends, hopes, love and romance, couples, introspection, couple relations, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: texas, louisiana, usa, new mexico, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.2
 5K
Lilting (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A young man of Chinese-Cambodian descent dies, leaving behind his isolated mother and his lover of four years. Though the two don't share a language, they grow close through their grief.
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: gay relationship, translator, retirement home, unlikely couple, dealing with death, lost love, homosexuality, lgbt, culture clash, life turned upside down, social misfits, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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