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El Greco (2007)
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El Greco (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Greece, Spain, Hungary
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The story of the uncompromising artist and fighter for freedom, Domenicos Theotokopoulos, known to the world as "El Greco".
Style: serious, emotional, stylized, captivating, epic, realistic, non-linear, light
Plot: idealism, politics, prodigy, ambition, tragic hero, vengeance, tragic love, love and romance, destructive relationship, fall in love, self destructing, bohemian life, lovers apart, society, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, rebellion, painter, art, performer's life, greek, unfulfilled love, angel, medieval, inquisition ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, renaissance
Place: venice, italy, greece, spain, europe, crete

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and emotional films with plots about artists and showbiz, love and romance, lifestyle, unfulfillment, couples, ambition and performer's life mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like El Greco: My Nikifor (2004), Paradise Found (2003), The Overture (2004), Modigliani (2004), Pandemonium (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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My Nikifor (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: From his birth in 1895 through his death in 1968, the gifted Polish naïve artist Nikifor Krynicki (AKA Epifan Drowniak) lived his life and eked out a career cloaked in obscurity - a casualty of both his extreme speech impediment (his tongue was ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, captivating, gloomy
Plot: prodigy, ambition, couples, couple relations, family life, tragic love, celebrity culture, love and romance, society, lifestyle, isolation, free spirit ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.7
 597
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: realistic, serious, scenic, contemplative
Plot: ambition, lifestyle, prodigy, obsessive quest, survival, destiny, tragic love, love affair, obsession, tragic hero, love and romance, rise and fall ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1870s
Place: paris france, tahiti, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.9
 917
The Overture (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Thailand
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on the life of Luang Pradit Pairoh (Sorn Silapabanleng) the most revered traditional Thai music master who lived during the reigns of Kings Rama V to VIII, the movie traces the life of Sorn, who picked up the ra-nad ek (Thai xylophone) mallets ...
Style: touching, emotional, captivating, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: ambition, musician's life, prodigy, fighting the system, lifestyle, rebellion, politics, society, life is a bitch, rivalry, injustice, musician ...
Time: 20th century
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 7.4
 11K
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: touching, realistic, serious, factual, melancholic ...
Plot: prodigy, painter, life is a bitch, addiction, painting, couple relations, tragic hero, tragic love, romance, uninhibited rivalry, couples, artist ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.4
 807
Pandemonium (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Set in England during the early 19th century, Pandaemonium evokes late-1960s America in its depiction of the relationship between Samuel Taylor Coleridge (Linus Roach) and William Wordsworth (John Hannah). Instead of going to Vietnam, Wordsworth ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: friendship, politics, betrayal, drug abuse, addiction, prodigy, tragic love, writer's life, rise and fall, lifestyle, tragic hero, society ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 19th century, 1800s
Place: england, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: emotional, stylized, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: family problems, crumbling marriage, mentally unstable, fall in love, self discovery, under the surface, painter, glory, jealousy, adultery, composer, rescue attempt ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century
Place: denmark, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, standoff, showdown ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 60s, 1960s, 1500s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, vatican
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
America's Prince: The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A look inside the life of John F. Kennedy Jr.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, captivating
Plot: john f. kennedy, lifestyle, family relations, politics, ambition, usa president, love and romance, parents and children, tragic hero, state affairs, looking for love, kennedy family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 6.5
 769
Last Call (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Renowned writer F. Scott Fitzgerald is living the last months of his life with his youthful secretary, confidant, and protégé who later wrote a memoir of their time together.
Style: serious, clever, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: prodigy, family problems, showbiz, ambition, couples, love and romance, crumbling marriage, terminal illness, split personality, life is a bitch, mental illness, lifestyle ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Polanski Unauthorized (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An unauthorized chronicle of the life of Roman Polanski.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: prodigy, ambition, lifestyle, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, celebrity culture, unfulfillment
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.2
 575
The Front Line (2009)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, Belgium, UK, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An Italian man looks back from his jail cell on his youthful exploits as a political extremist with understanding, candour and remorse.
Style: exciting, serious, emotional, sincere, tense ...
Plot: fighting the system, rebellion, idealism, state affairs, politics, love and romance, youth, hopes, blind ambition, society, danger, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1982
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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: thought provoking, stylized, based on true events, realistic, serious ...
Plot: painter, artist, prodigy, obsession, sexual relations, ambition, lifestyle, against the rules, society, painting, dying man, dying ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, year 1918, turn of the century, year 1900
Place: austria, paris france, europe, france, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.3
 228
Margot (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: At the age of forty Dame Margot Fonteyn is considered to be past her best as a prima ballerina and Ninette de Valois is reducing her roles at the Royal Ballet. Then the exciting young Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev, a recent defector to the West, ...
Style: stylized, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: ballerina, love and romance, dancer's life, disability, couples, ambition, artists and showbiz, ballet, gay man has sex with a woman, gay, homosexual, dancing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.0
 27K
Pollock (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In August of 1949, Life Magazine ran a banner headline that begged the question: "Jackson Pollock: Is he the greatest living painter in the United States?" The film is a look back into the life of an extraordinary man, a man who has ...
Style: based on true events, emotional, inspirational, intellectual, atmospheric ...
Plot: painter, artist, painting, alcohol abuse, art, bohemian life, rise and fall, supportive spouse, addiction, lifestyle, self destructing, ambition ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, 40s, 1950s ...
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.0
 1K
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: serious, captivating, clever, realistic, stylized
Plot: love and romance, love triangle, lifestyle, love affair, writer's life, artists and showbiz, womanizer, employer employee relationship, playwright, sex scene, scandal, couples ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: spain, europe, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Basquiat (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Director Julian Schnabel illustrates the portrait of his friend, the first African-American pop artist Jean-Michel Basquiat who unfortunately died at a young age and just as he was beginning to make a name for himself in the art world. Alongside the ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, realistic, captivating, factual ...
Plot: drug abuse, friendship, artist, art, rise and fall, society, rising to stardom, self destructing, overdose, ambition, human spirit, celebrity culture ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
God Loves Caviar (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, History
Country: Greece, Russia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The true-life, stranger-than-fiction tale of eighteenth-century Greek pirate turned merchant Ioannis Varvakis, who rose from humble beginnings to become the head of one of the largest mercantile empires in Europe.
Style: captivating, serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: revolution, pirate, political intrigue, ambition, state affairs, idealism, political unrest, imperialism, dishonesty, rise to the top, society, politics ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 2010s
Place: greece, europe, russia, hellas, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: sincere, emotional, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Plot: politics, rise to the top, ambition, society, state affairs, feminism, campaign, head of state, election, strong female presence, british politics, satire ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
 5.7
 2K
Quo Vadis (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Ancient Rome, during the time of Emperor Nero. Vinicius, a young patrician, falls in love with the beautiful Lygia, the daughter of a Barbarian commander who was killed in battle, and wants her for his concubine. For Lygia, a Christian, being a ...
Style: captivating, sincere, serious, epic
Plot: fall in love, tragic love, heroic mission, ambition, rise to the top, rivalry, adventure, society, roman empire, royal family, religions or cults, state affairs ...
Time: 1st century
Place: europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Will There Really Be a Morning? (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: This is the story of actress Frances Farmer, her struggles with mental illness and involuntary confinement in an insane asylum.
Style: emotional, gloomy, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: mental illness, politics, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, actor's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, performer's life, prodigy, addiction, alcohol abuse, showbiz ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 30s
Place: seattle, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Dangerous Beauty (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Veronica is brilliant, gifted and beautiful, but the handsome aristocrat she loves, Marco Venier, cannot marry her because she is penniless and of questionable family. So Veronica's mother, Paola, teaches her to become a courtesan, one of the ...
Style: romantic, sexual, witty, clever, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, prostitute, courtesan, love and romance, rich and poor, fall in love, beauty, society, social differences, couple relations, fighting the system, rebellion ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: venice, italy, europe, cyprus, malta ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.0
 5K
Effie Gray (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A look at the mysterious relationship between Victorian art critic John Ruskin and his teenage bride Effie Gray.
Style: stylized, emotional, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: love triangle, romance, love, self discovery, couples, crumbling marriage, love and romance, fall in love, unfulfillment, art critic, performer's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Vysotsky: Thank God I'm Alive (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Russian poet, singer and actor Vladimir Vysotsky was an idol of the 1970s and '80s. In 1980, at the age of 42, he passed away during the Moscow Olympic Games. This is the story of his last great love as handed down to his son from a family ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, based on true events, dramatic ...
Plot: musician's life, artists and showbiz, addiction, society, life is a bitch, love and romance, drug abuse, near death experience, kgb, actor, drug addiction, songwriter ...
Time: year 1979, 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: russia, soviet union, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 6.8
 25K
Mr. Turner (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner lives his last 25 years with gusto and secretly becomes involved with a seaside landlady, while his faithful housekeeper bears an unrequited love for him.
Style: sincere, captivating, enigmatic, surreal, meditative ...
Plot: painter, estrangement, ambition, couple relations, elderly, love and romance, society, aging, painting, eccentricity, art, character study ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1820s, 1840s ...
Place: london, england, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
 592
Broken Silence (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Winter, 1944. Lucía at 21 returns to her small village in the mountains. She again meets Manuel, a young iron-smith who helps "those in the mountain", the "maquis", the anti-Franco resistance. Lucía is attracted to Manual, ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sincere
Plot: fall in love, heroes, society, against humanity, rebelliousness, political unrest, small town, politics, love and romance, pregnancy, repression, resistance ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.4
 83K
Frida (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, USA, UK
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, stylized, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Plot: painter, bohemian life, art, feminism, lifestyle, painting, couple relations, artist, jealousy, lesbian love, disability, lesbian interest ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 1920s, 20th century, 20s ...
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city, paris france, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.3
 5K
James Dean (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The man behind the legend and a knowing look at the 1950's Hollywood are revealed in this dynamic bioepic of the meteoric star whose troubled life echoed his gut-grabbing performances in East of Eden, Rebel Without A Cause and Giant.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, captivating, clever
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, actor, dying young, actor's life, teen angst, prodigy, ambition, rising to stardom, lifestyle, rise and fall, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: usa, malibu california, santa monica california, new york, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.5
 45
Marathon (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Drama by Biju Viswanath, Marathon was adapted from Harteis's memoir of the same name. Explores the relation ship between two poets Richard Harteis and William Meredith former US poet laureate and winner of every major American award for poetry ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: ambition, love and romance, contests and competitions, writer's life, gender, hopes, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, tragic love, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Wolf at the Door (1986)
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: touching, sexual, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), artist, painter, lifestyle, love and romance, prodigy, hopes, society, performer's life, unfulfillment, homecoming, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: france, paris france, europe, tahiti
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.9
 5K
Vincere (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of the descent into madness of Mussolini's secret first wife, Ida Dasler, who was seduced by his passion and vigour but blind to the fascist dictator's many flaws. A historical drama with the passion, lyricism and tragedy of a ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: politics, dictatorship, destructive relationship, ambition, fall in love, love affair, custody, obsession, political unrest, couples, family problems, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 20s ...
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%