Movies Similar to Tropic of Cancer (1970)

Movies like Tropic of Cancer (1970).

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Surviving Picasso (1996)

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Natascha McElhone, Julianne Moore, Joss Ackland
Duration: 2h 5mins
Genres: Biography, Drama, Romance

The young Françoise meets Picasso in Nazi-occupied Paris, where Picasso is complaining that people broke into his house and stole his linen, rather than his paintings.
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Quills (2000)

Starring: Geoffrey Rush, Kate Winslet, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Caine
Duration: 2h 4mins
Genres: Biography, Drama

Quills begins in Paris during the Reign of Terror, with the incarcerated Marquis de Sade penning a story about the libidinous Mademoiselle Renard, a ravishing young aristocrat who meets the imprisoned preeminent sadist.
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Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994)

Starring: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Campbell Scott, Matthew Broderick, Peter Gallagher
Duration: 2h 5mins
Genres: Biography, Drama

Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle is a 1994 American biographical drama film directed by Alan Rudolph from a screenplay written by Rudolph and Randy Sue Coburn.
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Quiet Days in Clichy (1970)

Genres: Comedy, Drama

The American writer Joey and his European friend Carl share an apartment in the Clichy-sous-Bois district of Paris in the late 1960s.
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Nora (2000)

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Susan Lynch, Andrew Scott, Vinnie McCabe
Duration: 1h 46mins
Genres: Biography, Drama

Dublin, 1904. Walking down Dublin's Nassau Street, James Joyce meets Nora Barnacle, a young and attractive woman from Galway.
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Henry & June (1990)

Starring: Fred Ward, Uma Thurman, Maria de Medeiros, Richard E. Grant
Duration: 2h 16mins
Genres: Biography, Drama

Henry & June is a 1990 American biographical drama film directed by Philip Kaufman, and starring Fred Ward, Uma Thurman, and Maria de Medeiros.
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Set Fire to the Stars (2014)

Starring: Elijah Wood, Celyn Jones, Kelly Reilly, Steven Mackintosh
Duration: 1h 37mins
Genres: Biography, Drama

Set Fire to the Stars is a 2014 Welsh semi-biographical drama film directed by Andy Goddard in his directorial debut.
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Liz & Dick (2012)

Starring: Lindsay Lohan, Grant Bowler, Theresa Russell, David Hunt
Duration: 1h 28mins
Genres: Biography, Drama, Romance

Liz & Dick is a 2012 American made-for-television biographical film chronicling the relationship of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.
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Magic Beyond Words: the J.K. Rowling Story (2011)

Starring: Poppy Montgomery, Emily Holmes, Antonio Cupo, Janet Kidder
Duration: 1h 30mins
Genres: Biography, Drama

Magic Beyond Words: The J. K. Rowling Story is a made-for-TV film starring actress Poppy Montgomery. It is based on the book J. K.
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Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012)

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Clive Owen, David Strathairn, Rodrigo Santoro
Duration: 2h 35mins
Genres: Biography, Drama, Romance

Telling the story of one of America’s most famous literary couples, the movie begins in 1936 when the pair meet for the first time in a chance encounter in a Key West bar in Florida.
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Cross Creek (1983)

Starring: Mary Steenburgen, Rip Torn, Peter Coyote, Dana Hill
Duration: 2h 7mins
Genres: Biography, Drama, Romance

In 1928 in New York State, aspiring author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (Steenburgen) advises her husband that her last book was rejected by a publisher, she has bought an orange grove in Florida, and she is leaving him to go there.
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Lovelace (2013)

Starring: Amanda Seyfried, Peter Sarsgaard, Sharon Stone, Juno Temple
Duration: 1h 33mins
Genres: Biography, Drama

In 1970, 20-year-old Linda Susan Boreman is living with her parents in Florida, having moved from New York.
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Delta of Venus (1995)

Starring: Audie England, Costas Mandylor, Eric da Silva, Raven Snow
Duration: 1h 42mins
Genres: Drama

Set in Paris, France, in 1940 in the early days of World War II before the German invasion and conquest of France, Elena Martin (Audie England) is a young American writer struggling to get by in Paris while searching for inspiration for her first novel.
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An Angel at My Table (1990)

Starring: Kerry Fox, Alexia Keogh, Karen Fergusson, Iris Churn
Duration: 2h 38mins
Genres: Biography, Drama

An Angel at My Table is a 1990 biographical drama film directed by Jane Campion.
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Burton and Taylor (2013)

Starring: Dominic West, Helena Bonham Carter, Greg Hicks, Jeff Mash
Duration: 1h 23mins
Genres: Biography, Drama

In 1983, ageing movie stars Richard Burton (Dominic West) and Elizabeth Taylor (Helena Bonham Carter) are in New York City preparing to perform the Noël Coward play, Private Lives.
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Pasolini (2014)

Starring: Willem Dafoe, Ninetto Davoli, Riccardo Scamarcio, Valerio Mastandrea
Duration: 1h 24mins
Genres: Biography, Drama

Pier Paolo Pasolini (Willem Dafoe) is fifty-three, and lives in the rowdy Rome of the 1970s.
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I Shot Andy Warhol (1996)

Starring: Lili Taylor, Jared Harris, Martha Plimpton, Lothaire Bluteau
Duration: 1h 43mins
Genres: Biography, Drama

The film opens immediately after the shooting at The Factory in 1968, followed by Valerie Solanas being shown in custody for shooting Andy Warhol.
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Modigliani (2004)

Starring: Andy Garcia, Elsa Zylberstein, Omid Djalili, Hippolyte Girardot
Duration: 2h 8mins
Genres: Biography, Drama

Set in Paris in 1919, this biopic presents the life of Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani, centering, artistically, on his relationship to and rivalry with Pablo Picasso when they both lived in Paris.
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