Movies like The White Crow

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The White Crow (2018)
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The White Crow (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, France, Serbia
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Director Ralph Fiennes captures the raw physicality and brilliance of Rudolf Nureyev, whose escape to the West stunned the world at the height of the Cold War. With his magnetic presence, Nureyev emerged as ballet’s most famous star, a wild and beautiful dancer limited by the world of 1950s Leningrad. His flirtation with Western artists and ideas led him into a high-stakes game of cat and mouse with the KGB.
Style: psychological, tense, captivating, disturbing, non-linear
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: ballet, kgb, desertion, defection, friendship, politics, painting, dancing, journalist, cold war, friend, danger, adaptation, male homosexuality, parents and children, destiny, father daughter relationship, society, ballerina, homosexuality, lgbt, gay history, gay, police, snow ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1938, year 1961
Place: ussr, paris france, moscow russia

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Most similar movies to The White Crow

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, captivating, serious and sincere films with plots about friendship, society, cigarette smoking, storytelling, mentor, death and drinking alcohol mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like The White Crow: Gods and Monsters (1998), Milk (2008), 55 Steps (2017), The Professor and the Madman (2019), Life (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Gods and Monsters (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: It's 1957, and Whale's heyday as the director of "Frankenstein," "Bride of Frankenstein" and "The Invisible Man" is long behind him. Retired and a semi-recluse, he lives his days accompanied only by images ...
Style: psychological, captivating, sentimental, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: friendship, seduction, maid, haunted by the past, homosexuality, artists and showbiz, introspection, naivete, gardener, art, death, dirty old man ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, pacific ocean
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Milk (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of California's first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk, who became an outspoken agent for change, seeking equal rights and opportunities for all. His great love for the city and its people brought him backing from young and ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, discrimination, gay slur, homosexual, politician, civil rights, election, protest, politics, murder, homosexuality ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976, year 1975, year 1972 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, florida, phoenix arizona ...
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55 Steps (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: 55 Steps is based a the inspiring true story of Eleanor Riese, a mental illness patient herself, who brings a class action suit to give competent mental patients the right to have a say in their medication while they’re in a hospital, and Colette ...
Style: sincere, tense, suspense, psychological, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: mental patient, lawyer, female lawyer, female protagonist, female friendship, opposites attract, unlikely friendships, society, danger, escapades, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Professor and the Madman (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, France, Iceland, USA, Mexico, Belgium, UK, Hong Kong
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Professor James Murray begins work compiling words for the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in the mid 19th century, and receives over 10,000 entries from a patient at Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum, Dr. William Minor.
Style: thought provoking, based on true events, captivating, disturbing, atmospheric
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: mental patient, professor, winston churchill, dictionary, friendship, book, direction and purpose, society, shared dream, insanity
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Life (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Canada, Australia, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1955, young photographer Dennis Stock develops a close bond with actor James Dean while shooting pictures of the rising Hollywood star.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, psychological
Plot: magazine, actor's life, showbiz, friendship, celebrity, celebrity culture, buddy, hollywood, movie star, photographer, actor, society ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1955
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Death in Granada (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, France, Puerto Rico, USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A journalist starts an investigation into the disappearance of famed poet and political agitator, Garcia Lorca, who disappeared in the early days of the Spanish Civil War in the the 1930's.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, gloomy
Plot: murder, investigation, injustice, fascism, against humanity, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, journalism, deadly, crimes, life is a bitch, writer's life ...
Time: 50s, 1930s, 30s, 60s, 1950s ...
Place: spain, europe, madrid, puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The African Doctor (2016)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Seyolo Zantoko is a doctor from Congo who wants to get away from dictatorship and he is hired by the mayor of a small village in the north of France. The locals fear Seyolo and his family as they have never seen African people before, and Seyolo and ...
Style: disturbing, sincere, entertaining, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night, teens
Plot: doctor, family, fish out of water, husband wife relationship, african, village, society, parents and children, male female relationship, couple relations, adaptation, escapades ...
Time: 70s, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Girl, Interrupted (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Set in the changing world of the late 1960s, Susanna Kaysen's prescribed "short rest" from a psychiatrist she had met only once becomes a strange, unknown journey into Alice's Wonderland, where she struggles with the thin line ...
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, emotional, heartbreaking ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: mental illness, suicide, psychiatrist, suicide attempt, psychiatric ward, mentally unstable, borderline personality disorder, friendship, coming of age, patient, female protagonist, nurse ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, lifestyle, ambition, sexual relations, against the rules, society, painting, dying man, dying ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, year 1900, year 1918, turn of the century
Place: austria, paris france, europe, france, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.1
 165K
The Danish Girl (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When Gerda Wegener asks her husband Einar to fill in as a portrait model, Einar discovers the person she's meant to be and begins living her life as Lili Elbe. Having realized her true self and with Gerda's love and support, Lili embarks ...
Style: captivating, serious, emotional, touching, heartbreaking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: transsexual, lgbt, couple relations, art, gays and lesbians, artist, gender identity, painter, love and romance, society, gender, gay ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: denmark, copenhagen, paris france, copenhagen denmark, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: gloomy, psychological, atmospheric, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: prostitute, obsession, mental illness, tragic love, siblings relations, down on your luck, human nature, celebrity culture, collector, performer's life, unfulfillment, prodigy ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Prick Up Your Ears (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Stephen Frears directs this biographical drama focusing on controversial British playwright Joe Orton, revealed in flashback after his murder by lover Kenneth Halliwell. Born in 1933 in Leicester, in the English Midlands, John 'Joe' Orton ...
Style: witty, gloomy, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, playwright, gay, couple relations, crimes, artists and showbiz, prodigy, gender, unsuccessful, couples, writer's life, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 1950s, 50s ...
Place: england, europe, london, australia, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Amanda (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Twenty-year-old David lives in the moment. He juggles a variety of different odd jobs and continues to put off – just for a while longer – the time to make more serious decisions. This solitary daydreamer succumbs to the charm of Lena, a newly ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, sincere, captivating
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: death of mother, little girl, orphan, mentor, parents and children, hopes, family relations, adaptation, custody, life is a bitch, family, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: london, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, France, UK, Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of journalist, Edward R Murrow's stand against Senator McCarthy's anti-communist witch-hunts in the early 1950s.
Style: disturbing, factual, tense, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: media, journalism, politics, patriotism, mccarthyism, fighting the system, society, television, workplace, state affairs, media coverage, communism ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, california, washington d.c., soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Invisible Life (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, Germany
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Rio de Janeiro in the 1950s. The life of Guida and Euridice Gusmão, raised to be invisible in the eyes of the Brazilian society of that time, like all the other women of that generation.
Style: psychological, sincere, disturbing, captivating
Audience: chick flick
Plot: erotica, masturbation, erection, friendship, father daughter relationship, love, rivalry, family relations, ambition, adaptation, destiny, escapades ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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A Private War (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: One of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time, Marie Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless.
Style: tense, based on true events, disturbing, rough, suspense ...
Plot: war correspondent, journalist, eye patch, al qaeda, uncover truth, danger, war, life is a bitch, kurd, tamil, middle east conflict, alcoholic ...
Time: year 1986, year 2009, year 2012, year 1991, year 2001 ...
Place: syria, iraq, sri lanka, libya, afghanistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Cezanne and I (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: They loved each other with the ardor of thirteen-year-old boys. Rebellion and curiosity, hopes and doubts, girls and dreams of glory – they shared it all. Paul was rich, Emile poor. They went skinny-dipping, drank absinthe, starved, only to ...
Style: contemplative, exciting, atmospheric, realistic, factual ...
Plot: friendship, painting, painter, art, infidelity, seaside, end of friendship, portrait painting, artist, portrait, novelist, nude painting ...
Time: 1890s, 1870s, 1860s, 1880s, 19th century
Place: south of france, paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Yves Saint Laurent (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A look at the life of French designer Yves Saint Laurent from the beginning of his career in 1958 when he met his lover and business partner, Pierre Berge.
Style: captivating, melancholic, enigmatic, sentimental, factual ...
Plot: fashion, rise to the top, gay, fashion designer, ambition, couple relations, gays and lesbians, character study, fashion show, couples, gender, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1957 ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, morocco, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Angela's Ashes (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Based on the best selling autobiography by Irish expat Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the poverty endemic in the slums of pre-war Limerick. The film ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, compassionate, sincere ...
Plot: poverty, life is a bitch, parents and children, ira, alcohol abuse, injustice, unemployment, human nature, society, family relations, irish, youth ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: ireland, new york, usa, europe, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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My Left Foot (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In this true story told through flashbacks, Christy Brown is born with crippling cerebral palsy into a poor, working-class Irish family. Able only to control movement in his left foot and to speak in guttural sounds, he is mistakenly believed to be ...
Style: sincere, uplifting, biting, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: handicapped, cerebral palsy, poet, disability, irish, human spirit, courage, working class, paralysis, artist, painting, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Evelyn Ryan, a midwestern housewife who managed to rescue her family from debt by entering contests for ad slogans sponsored by consumer product companies.
Style: touching, sentimental, uplifting, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, kids
Plot: optimism, advertising, underdog, americana, prize, eviction, small town, mortgage, family problems, ambition, contests and competitions, large family ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1950s, 1960s
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Most Hated Woman in America (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The true story of Madalyn Murray O'Hair -- iconoclast, opportunist, and outspoken atheist -- from her controversial rise to her untimely demise.
Style: captivating, tense, suspense, disturbing, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: investigation, atheist, single mother, religion, activist, woman, dysfunctional family, reporter, lifestyle, life philosophy, mother son relationship, society ...
Time: year 1960, year 1961, year 1969, year 1991, year 1963 ...
Place: new zealand, baltimore, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Warm Springs (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Franklin Roosevelt, left a paraplegic from polio at 39 years of age, seeks out a miracle cure in the backwoods of Georgia.
Style: realistic, uplifting, sentimental, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: politics, ambition, society, rise and fall, human spirit, fighting the system, rebellion, disability, hopes, life is a bitch, introspection, president ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 20s, 30s ...
Place: georgia, usa, washington d.c., southern usa, new york state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A light hearted look at future Prime Minister Margaret Thatchers rise from research chemist in 1949 to becoming MP for Finchley in 1959 encompassing her early relationship and marriage to Oil Millionaire Denis Thatcher.
Style: captivating, emotional, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: politics, ambition, rise to the top, campaign, feminism, society, state affairs, head of state, election, strong female presence, british politics, satire ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.6
 10K
Rosewater (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 2009, Iranian Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari was covering Iran's volatile elections for Newsweek. One of the few reporters living in the country with access to US media, he made an appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, in a taped ...
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, brutal, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, journalism, captivity, false accusation, solitary, danger, life is a bitch, interrogation, reporter, torture, anguish, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.5
 857
The Humorist (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Russia, Latvia, Czech Republic
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Humorist is a film about a week in the life of Boris Arkadiev, a fictional Soviet stand-up comedian. Boris is tormented not only by external oppression and censorship but also by his own insecurities that poison all his relationships.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, humorous, touching, suspenseful
Plot: kgb, society, danger, rivalry, censorship, writers, escapades, art, family relations, friendship, storytelling, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Dance with a Stranger (1985)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Ruth Ellis, the last woman hanged in Britain, Mike Newell's Dance With a Stranger (1985) concentrates on Ellis's (Richardson) short-lived relationship with motor-racing driver David Blakely (Rupert Everett).
Style: disturbing, touching, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, obsession, death sentence, profanity, nudity (full frontal - brief), single mother, true crime, female criminal, nightclub, capital punishment, crimes, love affair ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: england, europe, london, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
 842
Bolshoy (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Julia is incredibly talented. She can become a great ballerina. But for this purpose she must give up everything: the interests of the family, her first love, friendship. Over and over again the heroine will face a complex choice between the dream ...
Style: colourful, realistic, artsy, sad
Audience: chick flick
Plot: ballet, dancing, ballerina, dance, theater, teacher, female protagonist, mentor, high school, rivalry, friendship, performer's life ...
Time: 2000s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: China, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An award-winning cynical journalist, Lloyd Vogel, begrudgingly accepts an assignment to write an Esquire profile piece on the beloved television icon Fred Rogers. After his encounter with Rogers, Vogel's perspective on life is transformed.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, sincere, enigmatic, based on true events
Plot: journalist, friendship, tv star, life philosophy, cynicism, teaching the ways of the world, adaptation, storytelling, social differences, puppet, estranged father, friendship between men ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, contemporary, year 1998
Place: new york, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
This Boy's Life (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In 1957, a son and mother flee the East and an abusive boyfriend to find a new life, and end up in Seattle, where the mother meets a polite garage mechanic. The boy continually gets into trouble by hanging out with the wrong crowd. The mom marries ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: single parent, domestic violence, coming of age, stepfather, friendship, child abuse, dysfunctional family, gay teenager, family relations, homosexual, mechanic, stepfather stepson relationship ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1957
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, united states, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%