Movies like An Angel at My Table

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An Angel at My Table (1990)
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An Angel at My Table (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: New Zealand, Australia, UK, USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Janet Frame grows up in a poor family. She is different than the other kids. She is considered abnormal and locked away in a mental institution for eight years. Everything changes when she starts writing books.
Style: psychological, touching, sexy, erotic, light, inspirational, thought provoking, enigmatic, bleak, breathtaking ...
Plot: writers, mental illness, depression, art, mental institution, women, children, female nudity, child abuse, catastrophe, artist, loneliness, teacher, life, friendship, mental disorder, schizophrenia, obsession, sex scene, cancer, hospital, fantasy world, destiny, philosophy, psychiatry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new zealand, london, paris france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, serious and dramatic films with plots about mentor, storytelling, adaptation, runaway, loneliness, dialogue and life philosophy mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like An Angel at My Table: My Left Foot (1989), Girl, Interrupted (1999), Awakenings (1990), Sylvia (2003), Iris (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: inspirational, touching, sincere, unusual plot structure, sentimental ...
Plot: disability, cerebral palsy, handicapped, paralysis, irish, artist, writers, working class, poet, art, painter, loneliness ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 80s
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
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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, thought provoking, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: mental illness, coming of age, suicide, female protagonist, suicide attempt, psychiatrist, insanity, psychiatric ward, psychology, friendship, borderline personality disorder, mental institution ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
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Awakenings (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Dr. Malcolm Sayer, a shy research physician, uses an experimental drug to "awaken" the catatonic victims of a rare disease. Leonard is the first patient to receive the controversial treatment. His awakening, filled with awe and enthusiasm, ...
Style: inspirational, sincere, motivational, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, hospital, doctors and patients, hopes, illness, fighting illness, disability, patient, cure, catatonia, experimental drug ...
Time: 20th century, year 1969, 1930s, 60s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
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100%
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Sylvia (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Story of the relationship between the poets Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath.
Style: emotional, depressing, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: suicide, depression, writers, mental illness, adultery, death, art, poet, writer's life, tragic love, artist, couple relations ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, new york
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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, melancholic, sentimental, depressing ...
Plot: alzheimer's disease, aging, writer's life, writers, love, mental illness, life & death, character study, women, terminal illness, loneliness, understanding ...
Time: 50s, 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
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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: emotional, touching, sentimental, sexy, stylized ...
Plot: writers, friendship, bittersweet, romance, hospital, love, loneliness, summer, melancholy, great dialogue, creativity, runaway ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: texas, ireland, louisiana, usa, new mexico
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54%
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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: emotional, inspirational, intellectual, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: painter, artist, art, painting, alcohol abuse, addiction, genius, bohemian life, supportive spouse, rise and fall, lifestyle, self destructing ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, year 1947, year 1941 ...
Place: new york, usa, long island, greenwich village manhattan new york city
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50%
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Frances (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The true story of Frances Farmer's meteoric rise to fame in Hollywood and the tragic turn her life took when she was blacklisted.
Style: depressing, disturbing, emotional, compassionate, factual ...
Plot: mental illness, hollywood, rich and poor, actor's life, mother daughter relationship, insanity, women, family relations, showbiz, life is a bitch, rise to the top, mentally unstable woman ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 50s, 70s
Place: california, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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48%
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 6.9
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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: stylized, factual, inspirational, atmospheric, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: artist, art, drug abuse, painter, graffiti, drug addiction, self destructing, society, rising to stardom, rise and fall, celebrity culture, human spirit ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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48%
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: talky, clever, witty, sexy, melancholic ...
Plot: loveless marriage, female nudity, poetry, prohibition, hotel, friendship, addiction, women, nudity (full frontal - brief), writers, adaptation, multiple storylines ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, victorian era, 50s ...
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.5
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Genius (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: New York in the 1920s. Max Perkins, literary editor at Scribner’s Sons is the first to sign such subsequent literary greats as Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. When a sprawling, chaotic 1,000-page manuscript by an unknown writer named ...
Style: intellectual, melancholic, talky, touching, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: writers, novelist, genius, book editor, obsession, writer's life, destiny, creativity, art, eccentricity, life philosophy, mentor ...
Time: 1930s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
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47%
Imaginary Crimes (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A recently widowed, small-time hustler struggles to raise his two teenage daughters on his own and still make a dishonest living in 1950s Indiana.
Style: touching, emotional, sad, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, adultery, family relations, parents and children, hopes, hustler, terminal illness, down on your luck, cons and scams, human nature, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s
Place: california, indiana
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47%
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Cross Creek (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The portrait of a woman who, at the edge of survival, found a world of meaning.
Style: realistic, touching, sexy, thought provoking, witty ...
Plot: writers, swamp, friendship, small town, unlikely friendships, solitude, runaway, aging, courage, culture clash, character study, destiny ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: florida, new york, usa, new jersey
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47%
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The true story of Elle France editor Jean-Dominique Bauby, who, in 1995 at the age of 43, suffered a stroke that paralyzed his entire body, except his left eye. Using that eye to blink out his memoir, Bauby eloquently described the aspects of his ...
Style: touching, inspirational, sincere, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: disability, coma, nurse, hospital, human spirit, french, paralysis, courage, death, life turned upside down, communication problem, mute or deaf ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, paris france, europe, nepal, africa ...
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Tom & Viv (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The story of the marriage of the poet TS Eliot to socialite Vivienne Haigh-Wood, which had to cope with her gynaeological and emotional problems and his growing fame.
Style: romantic, psychological, sexy, reflective, stylized ...
Plot: writers, art, marriage, love, insanity, poet, melancholy, love story, guilt, sexualized violence, redemption, creativity ...
Time: 1930s, victorian era, 1910s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, california
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Steve Jobs (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.
Style: inspirational, realistic, factual, cerebral, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: entrepreneur, father daughter relationship, computer, prodigy, business, computers and web, friendship, internet, creativity, depression, loneliness, adaptation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1998 ...
Place: usa, california, san francisco
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46%
Before Night Falls (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Spanning several decades, this powerful biopic offers a glimpse into the life of famed Cuban poet and novelist Reinaldo Arenas, an artist who was vilified for his homosexuality in Fidel Castro's Cuba.
Style: bleak, atmospheric, lyrical, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gay, revolution, aids, gays and lesbians, writers, homosexual, writer's life, idealism, childhood, freedom, oppression, exile ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 80s, 50s ...
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba, caribbean, new york
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 7.2
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Another Woman (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Marion is a woman who has learned to shield herself from her emotions. She rents an apartment to work undisturbed on her new book, but by some acoustic anomaly she can hear all that is said in the next apartment in which a psychiatrist holds his ...
Style: psychological, realistic, meditative, talky, depressing ...
Plot: midlife crisis, writers, depression, philosophy, eavesdropping, psychiatrist, human nature, self discovery, psychology, melancholy, friendship, art ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
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Bird (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Saxophone player Charlie Parker comes to New York in 1940. He is quickly noticed for his remarkable way of playing. He becomes a drug addict but his loving wife Chan tries to help him.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, gloomy, sexy, factual ...
Plot: jazz, music, heroin, addiction, drug abuse, musician, tragedy, rock and roll, childhood, character study, drug addiction, self destructing ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century
Place: usa, brooklyn new york city
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Surviving Picasso (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The passionate Merchant-Ivory drama tells the story of Francoise Gilot, the only lover of Pablo Picasso who was strong enough to withstand his ferocious cruelty and move on with her life.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, intense, romantic ...
Plot: painter, artist, womanizer, art, love triangle, infidelity, character study, physical abuse, mistress, couple relations, love and romance, love affair ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 60s, 20th century
Place: poland, paris france, las vegas, new jersey, europe ...
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Temple Grandin (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of top scientists in humane livestock handling.
Style: touching, inspirational, sincere, compassionate, feel good ...
Plot: autism, human spirit, disability, scientist, against the odds, mother daughter relationship, teacher, female protagonist, inventor, ambition, genius, psychology ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1951, 70s, 60s ...
Place: boston, new hampshire, usa, harvard university, arizona
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44%
I Shot Andy Warhol (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Valerie Solanas who was a 1960s radical preaching hatred toward men in her "Scum" manifesto. She wrote a screenplay for a film that she wanted Andy Warhol to produce, but he continued to ignore her. So she shot ...
Style: disturbing, clever, sexy, feminist film, stylized ...
Plot: art, lesbian, artist, feminist, women, writers, lgbt, feminism, gay, painter, obsession, art history ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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44%
 8.0
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Sybil (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 198 min.
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Story: The true story of a young woman named Sybil, whose childhood was so harrowing to her that she developed at least 13 different personalities.
Style: psychological, emotional, touching, disturbing, depressing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dissociative identity disorder, mental illness, split personality, psychiatrist, psychology, child abuse, mental disorder, children, women, child rape, abuse, medical ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 50s
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44%
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Shadowlands (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: C.S. Lewis, a world-renowned writer and professor, leads a passionless life until he meets spirited poet Joy Gresham
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, sweet, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: writers, romance, poet, fall in love, honest, college, death, writer's life, couple relations, terminal illness, melancholy, love story ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
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Ponette (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A four-year-old girl must come to terms with the loss of her mother and the reality of death in this award-winning French drama. Little Ponette (Victoire Thivisol) is riding in a car with her mother when they're involved in a serious accident; ...
Style: talky, realistic, emotional, touching, spiritual ...
Plot: children, coming of age, grief, child, youth, innocence lost, bereavement, death, friendship, school, girl, countryside ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: tokyo, france, provence
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The Miracle Worker (1962)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true story of the frightening, lonely world of silence and darkness of 7-year-old Helen Keller who, since infancy, has never seen the sky, heard her mother's voice or expressed her innermost feelings. Then Annie Sullivan, a 20-year-old ...
Style: inspirational, sentimental, emotional, touching, feel good ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: teacher, blindness, blind character, disability, mute or deaf, women, human spirit, education, deafness, children, deaf, catholic ...
Time: 1880s, 19th century
Place: alabama, boston, usa
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42%
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Infinity (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Story of the early life of genius and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman.
Style: enigmatic, realistic, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: world war two, romance, mathematics, love, life philosophy, couples, science, love and romance, death, catastrophe, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: new mexico, new york, new orleans, usa, albuquerque new mexico
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42%
Hilary and Jackie (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The tragic story of world-renowned cellist Jacqueline du Pré, as told from the point of view of her sister, flautist Hilary du Pré-Finzi.
Style: emotional, sexy, bleak, feminist film, visually appealing ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: music, classical music, multiple sclerosis, dysfunctional family, sisters, musician, sister sister relationship, genius, sex with sister in law, physical disability, death, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, london
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42%
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Reprise (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two competitive friends, fueled by literary aspirations and youthful exuberance, endure the pangs of love, depression and burgeoning careers.
Style: depressing, melancholic, captivating, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, depression, self discovery, cathartic, suicide attempt, love triangle, ambition, follow your dream, rise and fall, writers, nervous breakdown, health situation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, hawaii, scandinavia, norway, oslo norway
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42%
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Mask (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A boy with a massive facial skull deformity and biker gang mother attempts to live as normal a life as possible under the circumstances.
Style: uplifting, captivating, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: disability, coming of age, fall in love, human spirit, depression, adolescence, relationships, teenager, teenage love, family relations, protective parent, single parent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
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