Movies like Blue

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Blue (1993)
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Blue (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Japan
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Against a plain, unchanging blue screen, a densely interwoven soundtrack of voices, sound effects and music attempt to convey a portrait of Derek Jarman's experiences with AIDS, both literally and allegorically, together with an exploration of the meanings associated with the colour blue.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, factual, thought provoking, sexual, dark humor, offbeat, sexy, mind bending ...
Plot: aids, terminal illness, death, autobiography, church, infidelity, gender, private detective, storytelling, writer's life, obsession, sexual relations, love triangle, tragic love, performer's life, life is a bitch, destructive relationship, hotshot hero, mentally unstable, artists and showbiz, rise and fall, couples, gays and lesbians, lone wolves, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexy and sexual films with plots about artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, couples, love and romance, society and lifestyle mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like Blue: Wittgenstein (1993), The Garden (1990), Savage Nights (1992), Caravaggio (1986), War Requiem (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Wittgenstein (1993)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Japan
Duration: 72 min.
Story: A dramatization, in modern theatrical style, of the life and thought of the Viennese-born, Cambridge-educated philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951), whose principal interest was the nature and limits of language. A series of sketches depict ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, realistic, serious, philosophical ...
Plot: gay, prodigy, ambition, school, society, writer's life, philosophy, philosopher, world war one, cambridge university, autobiography, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, year 1919
Place: england, russia, manchester, norway, ireland ...
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95%
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The Garden (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A nearly wordless visual narrative intercuts two main stories and a couple of minor ones. A woman, perhaps the Madonna, brings forth her baby to a crowd of intrusive paparazzi; she tries to flee them. Two men who are lovers marry and are arrested by ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, art house, biting ...
Plot: gender, life is a bitch, society, injustice, paparazzi, passion, gay, torture, religion, christ allegory, humiliation, romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Savage Nights (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Jean is young, gay, and promiscuous. Only after he meets one or two women, including Laura does he come to realize his bisexuality. Jean has to overcome a personal crisis and a tough choice between Laura and his male lover Samy.
Style: sexy, sexual, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: racism, gay, bittersweet, love and romance, dishonesty, romance, gender, life is a bitch, society, gays and lesbians, couple relations, destructive relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france
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69%
 6.6
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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: realistic, serious, stylized, atmospheric, factual ...
Plot: sexual relations, love triangle, painter, rise and fall, lifestyle, life is a bitch, art, painting, artist, lgbt, gay, gender ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century, 1500s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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War Requiem (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A film with no spoken dialogue, just follows the music and lyrics of Benjamin Britten's "War Requiem, which include WWI soldier poet Wilfred Owen's poems reflecting the war's horrors. It shows the story of an Englishman soldier ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: military, soldier, world war one, battles, anti war, war, artists and showbiz, against humanity, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, archive footage, homecoming ...
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52%
The Last Mitterrand (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A young journalist (Lespert) helps the French President compile his memoirs.
Style: serious, captivating, thought provoking, talky, sincere ...
Plot: terminal illness, political intrigue, journalism, elderly, betrayal, state affairs, head of state, haunted by the past, obsession, dishonesty, rise and fall, aging ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1995, 1990s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Doll (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 131 min.
Story: The rise and fall of the most distinguished Polish-Gypsy poetess Bronislawa Wajs, widely known as Papusza, and her relationship with her discoverer, writer Jerzy Ficowski.
Style: non-linear, realistic, serious, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: world war two, gypsy, rise and fall, ambition, writer's life, unfulfillment, gypsy camp, artists and showbiz, poet, poetry, female director, birth ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Citizen Cohn (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: As lawyer and power broker Roy Cohn lies dying of AIDS in a private hospital room, ghosts from his past visit him as he reflects on his life and loves.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, hospital, aids, hotshot lawyer, introspection, terminal illness, political corruption, americana, injustice, state affairs, fighting the system, rebellion ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1968, year 1954, 1950s ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Pedro (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An intimate biopic of Pedro Zamora, an HIV-positive Cuban-American, who was cast for the MTV reality show, The Real World: San Francisco, in 1994. Due to his experience on the Real World, Pedro became a celebrity and a sympathetic face of the AIDS ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: aids, hiv, ambition, rising to stardom, fighting the system, human spirit, idealism, terminal illness, tv show, hopes, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: cuba, latin america, usa, miami, san francisco ...
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44%
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Pasolini (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Italy
Duration: 84 min.
Story: We are with Pasolini during the last hours of his life, as he talks with his beloved family and friends, writes, gives a brutally honest interview, shares a meal with Ninetto Davoli, and cruises for the roughest rough trade in his gun-metal gray ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: artists and showbiz, murder, society, gay, filmmaker, death, interview, man with glasses, airplane, gay slur, sex, restaurant ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.7
 593
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: lifestyle, prodigy, obsessive quest, ambition, survival, obsession, love affair, tragic love, destiny, rise and fall, love and romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1870s
Place: paris france, tahiti, europe, france
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41%
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Nora (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK, Italy, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In 1904, in Dublin, James Joyce chats up Nora Barnacle, a hotel maid recently come from Galway. She enchants him with her frank, direct and uninhibited manner, and before long, he's convinced her to come with him to Trieste, where he has a job ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: love affair, writer's life, lifestyle, novelist, family problems, couple relations, love triangle, society, romance, artists and showbiz, sexual relations, male female relationship ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: italy, ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, realistic, psychological, serious, depressing ...
Plot: infidelity, drinking, drinking alcohol, writer's life, tragic love, couple relations, crumbling marriage, family problems, couples, romance, love, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, europe, new york, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Bettie Page: Dark Angel (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Bettie Page was America's number one pin-up girl in the 1950s and became a cult icon. This biopic tells the story of the last 3 years of her short-lived career, recreating the incriminating bondage films which gave her the nickname "Dark ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sexy, sexual
Plot: actor's life, rise and fall, desire for fame, lifestyle, fashion, showbiz, celebrity culture, friendship, workplace romance, life is a bitch, against the rules, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: tennessee, florida, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Japan, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Biography of the British painter Francis Bacon. The movie focuses on his relationship with George Dyer, his lover. Dyer was a former small time crook.
Style: realistic, serious, biting, suspense, contemplative ...
Plot: art, s&m, painter, subculture, destructive relationship, celebrity culture, couple relations, performer's life, couples, gender, society, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 1960s, 60s, 70s
Place: east end london, paris france, new york, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, tragic hero, lifestyle, rise and fall, life is a bitch ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1800s
Place: england, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.8
 301
Sada (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Nobuhiko Obayashi, director of the cult horror/comedy "House," gives his unique spin on the true story of Sada Abe, who strangled her lover and cut off his genitals as a keepsake.
Style: sexy, sexual, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, love and romance, couples, teenage life, sexual relations, vengeance, infidelity, sexual abuse, prostitute, society, crime, crimes ...
Time: 90s, year 1919, year 1936
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37%
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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: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: world war two, terminal illness, couples, romance, love and romance, life is a bitch, hopes, unfulfillment, introspection, young lovers, tuberculosis, love of one's life ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: new mexico, new york, usa, albuquerque new mexico, new orleans
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36%
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Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug-taking, women-loving, homophobic man who in 1986 was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live.
Style: psychological, sincere, heartbreaking, thought provoking, touching ...
Plot: aids, fighting the system, human spirit, transsexual, gay slur, life is a bitch, terminal illness, death, gays and lesbians, treatment, strong sexual content, society ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1986, year 1985
Place: texas, usa, japan, dallas texas, china ...
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36%
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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: realistic, touching, 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, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Music Lovers (1971)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Composer, conductor and teacher Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky struggles against his homosexual tendencies by marrying, but unfortunately he chooses a wonky, nymphomaniac girl whom he cannot satisfy.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, offbeat, sexual ...
Plot: music, composer, gender, musician's life, life is a bitch, obsession, love triangle, tragic love, couple relations, love affair, sexual relations, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1880s, 1890s
Place: russia, europe, england, london
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36%
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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 ⇓
35%
Polanski Unauthorized (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An unauthorized chronicle of the life of Roman Polanski.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: ambition, prodigy, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, filmmaking, celebrity culture, unfulfillment
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Wild Blood (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The story of two renowned actors of Fascist cinema, Luisa Ferida and Osvaldo Valenti, who were supporters of the Salò Republic. Accused of collaboration and torture, they were shot by the Partisans after the country was liberated.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: world war two, fascism, career change, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, wartime life, downfall, on the run, rising to stardom, love and romance, life is a bitch, actor's life ...
Time: 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy, venice
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33%
A Year Without Love (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A writer dying of AIDS searches for a cure and human interaction in the hospitals and sex clubs of Buenos Aires.
Style: rough, sincere, serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: s&m, aids, gay, fetishism, life is a bitch, dangerous attraction, coming out, terminal illness, sexual relations, love and romance, writer's life, disco ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.5
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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
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33%
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Henry & June (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 136 min.
Story: While traveling in Paris, author Henry Miller and his wife, June, meet Anais Nin, and sexual sparks fly as Nin starts an affair with the openly bisexual June. When June is forced to return to the U.S., she gives Nin her blessing to sleep with her ...
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, melancholic, sexual ...
Plot: strong sexual content, unfaithful wife, love triangle, romance, love affair, couple relations, writer's life, couples, sexual relations, womanizer, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1932
Place: paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.1
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Days (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Homosexual story between 2 guys, Claudio and Dario.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, sexual ...
Plot: love affair, coming out, looking for love, infidelity, terminal illness, life is a bitch, thirtysomething life, couples, breakup, infected, sexual relations, gay couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Sagan (2008)
Genre: Biography
Country: France
Duration: 180 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: rise and fall, writer's life, love affair, couples, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, lifestyle, car accident, society, rivalry, gender, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france
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30%
Tommy Cooper: Not Like That, Like This (2014)
Genre: Biography
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The life and times of Tommy Cooper
Style: realistic, stylized, serious, captivating
Plot: ambition, performer's life, couple relations, couples, infidelity, love triangle, workplace romance, artists and showbiz, alcohol abuse
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england
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29%