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20 best movies like Big Eyes (2014)

List of the best movies like Big Eyes (2014): Bugsy, The Danish Girl, Crown Heights, Mr. Turner, Moulin Rouge, Rodin, Maudie, Girl with a Pearl Earring, Never Look Away, American Me.

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Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:29
CharactersGangsters, Hired assassins
PlotOn real events, Gambling, Passion, Money
PlaceHotels, Casino
StyleAction, To cry, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense

New York gangster Ben 'Bugsy' Siegel takes a brief business trip to Los Angeles. A sharp-dressing womanizer with a foul temper, Siegel doesn't hesitate to kill or maim anyone crossing him. In L.A. the life, the movies, and most of all strong-willed Virginia Hill detain him while his family wait back home. Then a trip to a run-down gambling joint at a spot in the desert known as Las Vegas gives him his big idea.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Japan
Duration02:35
CharactersGay, Artists, Transgender people, Surgeons, Artists
PlotOn real events, Art, Mystery
StyleFascinating, Touching, Heartbreaking, Serious

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 on a groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:06
CharactersLawyers
PlotOn real events, Wedding, Friendship, Weapon, Justice
PlacePrison, Court, USA, New York
StyleTense, Makes me think, Serious

When Colin Warner was wrongfully convicted of murder, his best friend Carl King devoted his life to proving his innocence.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Germany, USA
Duration02:30
CharactersArtists
PlotOn real events, Art
PlaceEngland, London
Time19th century
StyleSoulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Smart, Gloomy

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.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:59
CharactersArtists, Artists
PlotOn real events, Loneliness, Art
PlaceParis, France
Time19th century
StyleTo cry, Soulful, By books, Atmospheric, Fascinating

Fictional account of French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

Markimdb: 4.9
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration02:26
CharactersHorses, Artists, Models, Photographers, Artists
PlotLove, On real events, Dancing, Passion, Obsession
PlaceJapan, France
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Touching

Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), man of the people, autodidact and revolutionary sculptor - the most brilliant of his era. At 42, Rodin meets Camille Claudel, a young woman desperate to become his assistant. He quickly acknowledges her as his most able pupil, and treats her as an equal in matters of creation.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryRepublic of Ireland, Canada
CharactersDogs, Doctors, Artists, Disabled people, Poor
PlotOn real events, Art, Snow, Happiness
PlaceForest, Hospitals, Canada, Small cities
StyleRomantic, Soulful, Touching

Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis falls in love with a fishmonger while working for him as a live-in housekeeper.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Luxembourg, France, Belgium, USA
Duration01:40
CharactersArtists, Maids, Artists
PlotArt, Jealousy
PlaceSmall cities
StyleSoulful, Atmospheric, Makes me think, Serious

This film, adapted from a work of fiction by author Tracy Chevalier, tells a story about the events surrounding the creation of the painting "Girl With A Pearl Earring" by 17th century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer. A young peasant maid working in the house of painter Johannes Vermeer becomes his talented assistant and the model for one of his most famous works.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama, military, biography
CountryGermany, Italy
Duration02:16
CharactersDogs, Artists, Artists
PlotLove, On real events, Dancing, Relationship, Art
PlacePrison, Germany, Berlin
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Soulful, Fascinating, Tense

Inspired by real events and spanning three eras of German history, film tells the story of Kurt, a young art student who falls in love with fellow student, Ellie. Ellie’s father, Professor Seeband, a famous doctor, is dismayed at his daughter’s choice of boyfriend, and vows to destroy the relationship. What neither of them knows is that their lives are already connected through a terrible crime Seeband committed decades ago.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:05
CharactersFriends, Partners
PlotOn real events
PlacePrison, Russia, Los Angeles
TimeWorld War II
StyleAction, Light, Fascinating, Heavy, Depressive

During his 18 years in Folsom Prison, street-gang leader Santana rules over all the drug-and-murder activities behind bars. Upon his release, Santana goes back to his old neighborhood, intending to lead a peaceful, crime-free life. But his old gang buddies force him back into his old habits.

Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:35
CharactersLawyers, Photographers, Judge
PlotLove, On real events, Passion, Justice, Hatred
PlacePrison, Court, USA
StyleInspirational, Fascinating, Makes me think, Heartbreaking

The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme Court.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, biography
CountryMexico
CharactersClowns, Photographers, Celebrities, Actors, Artists
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Boxing, Money, Friendship
PlaceUSA
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Serious

Mike Todd is a Broadway producer struggling to produce the film. Around the World in 80 Days. In Mexico, Mario Moreno, a young entertainer is struggling to get some respect, and he manages to become a star. A twist of faith makes them partners. Together they won the Oscar for Best Picture.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
PlotOn real events, Political, Elections
PlaceUSA
StyleSoulful, By books, Fascinating, Patriotic, Smart

Based on the book by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, Game Change focuses on the Republican run of the 2008 Presidential election, when candidate John McCain picks a relative unknown, Alaskan governor Sarah Palin, to be his running mate. As the campaign kicks into high gear, her lack of experience, in both political and media savvy, becomes a drain upon McCain and his strategists. Directed by Jay Roach, who previously directed the HBO film Recount and the Austin Powers movies, Game Change premiered on HBO on March 10th, 2012.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersDogs, Good people
PlotLove, On real events, Birthday
TimeNew Year
StyleSoulful, Gloomy, Makes me think, Serious

The true story of Oscar, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, fantasy, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:08
CharactersTerminally ill
PlotChase, Fate, Mystery
PlaceParallel worlds, USA
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Makes me think

Two strangers find their lives colliding in an impossible way. Alex is a methodical cargo thief working for a dangerous cartel. Sam is a determined paramedic trying to save the world while running from her past.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genredrama, biography
CountryAustria, France, Germany, United Kingdom
Duration02:11
CharactersGeniuses, Artists, Friends, Mothers, Artists
PlotLove, On real events, Passion, Obsession, Mental disorders
PlaceFrance, Hospitals
Time19th century
StyleFascinating, Makes me think, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, documentary, crime, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:39
CharactersFamily, FBI
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Mystery, Missing people, Lost memory
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Tense, Makes me think

It’s 1994: a 13-year-old boy disappears from his home in San Antonio, Texas. Three and a half years later, he is found alive, thousands of miles away, in Spain. Disoriented and quivering with fear, he divulges his shocking story of kidnap and torture. His family is overjoyed to bring him home. But all is not what it seems. Sure, he has the same tattoos, but he looks decidedly different, and he now speaks with a strange accent. Why doesn't the family seem to notice these glaring inconsistencies? It's only when an investigator starts asking questions that this astounding true story takes an even stranger turn.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration03:00
CharactersScammers, Rich, Millionaires, Businessmen
PlotLove, On real events, Robbery, Money, Success
PlaceUSA, Wall Street, New York
StyleBeautiful, Fascinating, Smart, Black humor, For a group of friends

A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration. Based on Jordan Belfort's autobiography.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA, Canada, China
Duration02:08
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Strong women, Scammers, FBI
PlotOn real events, Robbery, Gambling, Chess, Poker
PlaceCourt, Casino, New York

Molly Bloom, a young skier and former Olympic hopeful becomes a successful entrepreneur (and a target of an FBI investigation) when she establishes a high-stakes, international poker game.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryFrance
Duration02:04
CharactersHorses, Artists, Fish, Artists
PlotOn real events, Money, Death, Creation
PlaceMountains, Hospitals
Time19th century
StylePsychological problems, Action, Soulful, By books, Fascinating

Paul Gauguin feels smothered by the atmosphere prevailing in Paris in the year 1891. Around him, everything is so artificial and conventional: he needs authenticity to renew his art. Failing to convince his wife Mette and his five children to follow him to Paradise Lost, he sets out for Tahiti alone. Once there, he chooses to settle down in Mataiera, a village far away from Papeete, installing himself in a native-made hut. He soon starts working passionately, painting and carving in a style close to the primitive art specific to the island. During his two-year stay the artist will experience poverty, cardiac problems and other displeasures but also happiness in the arms of Tehura, a beautiful young native girl.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersArtists, Friends, Artists
PlotOn real events, Basketball, Passion, Friendship, Art
PlaceNew York
StyleInspirational, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious

The brief life of Jean Michel Basquiat, a world renowned New York street artist struggling with fame, drugs and his identity.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryCzech Republic, United Kingdom, France, USA
Duration02:31
CharactersKings, Horses, Photographers, Sisters, Reporters
PlotLove, On real events, Dancing, Boxing, Passion
PlaceAircraft, Trains, Africa, England, Party
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Makes me think

The inspiring true story of Seretse Khama, the King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments. Seretse and Ruth defied family, Apartheid and empire - their love triumphed over every obstacle flung in their path and in so doing they transformed their nation and inspired the world.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Puerto Rico
CharactersFBI
PlotLove, On real events, Fight, Money, Friendship
StyleRomantic, Exciting, Action, Twisted plot, Light

FBI informant Jim Hoffman lures troubled automobile magnate John DeLorean to an undercover sting for cocaine trafficking.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
CharactersPolice, Lawyers, Maids, Pianists
PlotOn real events, Friendship, Justice, Test, Freedom
PlacePrison, Court, Italy, Texas, USA
Time19th century
StyleMakes me think, Serious

The tragic and controversial story of Cameron Todd Willingham, who was executed in Texas for killing his three children after scientific evidence and expert testimony that bolstered his claims of innocence were suppressed.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, biography
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:51
PlotOn real events, Obsession, Loneliness, Depression, Missing people
PlaceAircraft
StyleTo cry, Epic, Serious, Disturbing

A look at the life of legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart, who disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 in an attempt to make a flight around the world.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
PlotOn real events, Justice, Rivalry
PlaceCollege, Small cities
StyleExciting, Soulful, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious

It's the true-life story of legendary track star Steve Prefontaine, the exciting and sometimes controversial "James Dean of Track," whose spirit captured the heart of the nation! Cocky, charismatic, and tough, "Pre" was a running rebel who defied rules, pushed limits ... and smashed records ...

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
PlotOn real events, Justice, Rivalry
PlaceScotland
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Soulful, Serious

The story of golf icon and legend, Bobby Jones, who retired from competition at the tender age of 28.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA, China, Canada
Duration01:55
CharactersTeachers, Strong women, Family, Lawyers, Judge
PlotOn real events, Relationship, Obsession, Cancer, Success
PlaceUSA
StyleUnexpected ending, Inspirational, For girls, Fascinating, Smart

Young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg teams with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of sex discrimination.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:02
CharactersGeniuses, Artists, Doubles, Artists
PlotOn real events, Obsession, Loneliness
Time19th century
StyleTo cry, Soulful, By books, Atmospheric, Fascinating

An intense and imaginative artist, revered Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh possesses undeniable talent, but he is plagued by mental problems and frustrations with failure. Supported by his brother, Theo, the tormented Van Gogh eventually leaves Holland for France, where he meets volatile fellow painter Paul Gauguin and struggles to find greater inspiration.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrehorror, thriller, comedy, drama, crime, biography
CountryCanada, United Kingdom, USA, Germany
Duration01:35
PlotOn real events, Survival, Revenge, Rivalry
PlaceNight Clubs
StylePsychological problems, Heavy, Tense, Black humor, Makes me think

A young woman commits a hit-and-run, then finds her fate tied to her victim.





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