Most Similar Movies to Savage Messiah (1972)

Movies similar to Savage Messiah (1972).

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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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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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Camille Claudel 1915 (2013)

Starring: Juliette Binoche, Jean-Luc Vincent, Emmanuel Kauffman, Jessica Errero
Duration: 1h 35mins
Genres: Biography, Drama

At the end of her career the sculptor Camille Claudel seems to suffer with mental issues.
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Seraphine (2008)

Starring: Yolande Moreau, Ulrich Tukur, Anne Bennent, Geneviève Mnich
Duration: 2h 5mins
Genres: Biography, Drama

The film follows the life of a middle-aged housekeeper, Séraphine Louis, who has a remarkable talent for painting.
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Final Portrait (2017)

Starring: Geoffrey Rush, Armie Hammer, Tony Shalhoub, Sylvie Testud
Duration: 1h 30mins
Genres: Biography, Comedy, Drama

In Paris 1964, famed sculptor Alberto Giacometti bumps into his old friend James Lord, an American critic, and asks him to be a model for his latest portrait in his studio for a couple of days.
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Yves Saint Laurent (2014)

Starring: Pierre Niney, Guillaume Gallienne, Charlotte Le Bon, Laura Smet
Duration: 1h 46mins
Genres: Biography, Drama

Yves Saint Laurent is a 2014 French biographical drama film directed by Jalil Lespert and co-written with Jacques Fieschi, Jérémie Guez and Marie-Pierre Huster.
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The Last Station (2009)

Starring: Helen Mirren, James McAvoy, Christopher Plummer, Paul Giamatti
Duration: 1h 52mins
Genres: Biography, Drama, Romance

In 1910, the last year of Leo Tolstoy's life, his disciples, led by Vladimir Chertkov, manoeuvre against his wife, Sofya, for control over Tolstoy's works after his death.
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Genius (2016)

Starring: Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Laura Linney
Duration: 1h 44mins
Genres: Biography, Drama

The film begins in New York City in 1929. Maxwell Perkins, a successful Scribner's editor and discoverer of talented authors such as F.
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The Happy Prince (2018)

Starring: Colin Firth, Emily Watson, Colin Morgan, Rupert Everett
Duration: 1h 45mins
Genres: Biography, Drama

1897. Oscar Wilde has just been released from prison after serving his sentence for gross indecency.
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Total Eclipse (1995)

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, David Thewlis, Romane Bohringer, Dominique Blanc
Duration: 1h 51mins
Genres: Biography, Drama, Romance

The older Paul Verlaine meets Arthur Rimbaud's sister, Isabelle, in a café in Paris.
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Pollock (2000)

Starring: Ed Harris, Marcia Gay Harden, Robert Knott, Molly Regan
Duration: 2h 2mins
Genres: Biography, Drama

The film opens in medias res to abstract expressionist painter Jackson Pollock, autographing a copy of Life magazine for a woman at his 1950 art exhibit.
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The Danish Girl (2015)

Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Amber Heard, Ben Whishaw
Duration: 1h 59mins
Genres: Biography, Drama, Romance

In mid-1920s Copenhagen, portrait artist Gerda Wegener asks her husband, popular landscape artist Einar Wegener, to stand in for a female model who is late coming to their flat to pose for a painting she's working on.
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Vincent & Theo (1990)

Starring: Tim Roth, Paul Rhys, Adrian Brine, Jean-François Perrier
Duration: 2h 18mins
Genres: Biography, Drama

Vincent & Theo has a prelude, which is documentary footage of the 1987 auction of one of Vincent van Gogh's paintings at Christie's, a famed London art business.
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Factory Girl (2006)

Starring: Sienna Miller, Guy Pearce, Hayden Christensen, Jimmy Fallon
Duration: 1h 30mins
Genres: Biography, Drama

The film is framed by Edie Sedgwick (Sienna Miller) being interviewed in a hospital several years after her time as an Andy Warhol superstar.
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Paradise Found (2003)

Starring: Kiefer Sutherland, Nastassja Kinski, Alun Armstrong, Thomas Heinze
Duration: 1h 33mins
Genres: Biography, Drama

The film covers a later part of Gauguin's life (Kiefer Sutherland) from 1880 to 1897, when he resigned his job as a stockbroker to paint full-time and journey to Polynesia.
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Basquiat (1996)

Starring: Jeffrey Wright, Michael Wincott, Benicio Del Toro, Claire Forlani
Duration: 1h 47mins
Genres: Biography, Drama

The film is a lightly fictionalised account of Basquiat's life.
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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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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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Woman in Gold (2015)

Starring: Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Brühl, Katie Holmes
Duration: 1h 49mins
Genres: Biography, Drama, History

In a series of flashbacks, Maria Altmann recalls Anschluss, the arrival of Nazi forces in Vienna, the persecution of the Jewish community and the looting and pillaging by the Nazis against Jewish families.
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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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