Movies Most Similar to Dovlatov (2018)

Movies to watch if you like Dovlatov (2018).

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The Humorist (2019)

Starring: Yuri Kolokolnikov, Alisa Khazanova, Vilma Kutaviciute, Polina Aug
Duration: 1h 40mins
Genres: Biography, Drama

The film is set in the mid-80s.
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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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The Iron Lady (2011)

Starring: Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Richard E. Grant, Susan Brown
Duration: 1h 45mins
Genres: Biography, Drama

In flashbacks, the audience is shown a young Margaret Roberts working at the family grocer's shop in Grantham, listening to the political speeches of her father, whom she idolised – it is also hinted that she had a poor relationship with her mother, a housewife – and announcing that she has won a place at Oxford University.
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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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The Professor and the Madman (2019)

Starring: Mel Gibson, Sean Penn, Eddie Marsan, Natalie Dormer
Duration: 2h 4mins
Genres: Biography, Drama

In London in 1872, William Chester Minor, a retired United States Army surgeon, is found not guilty by reason of insanity for killing an innocent stranger, George Merrett, and is sent to Broadmoor.
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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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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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Vysotsky: Thank God I'm Alive (2011)

Starring: Sergey Bezrukov, Oksana Akinshina, Andrey Smolyakov, Ivan Urgant
Duration: 2h 8mins
Genres: Biography, Drama

Vysotsky. Thank You for Being Alive (Russian: Высоцкий.
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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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The End of the Tour (2015)

Starring: Jason Segel, Jesse Eisenberg, Anna Chlumsky, Mamie Gummer
Duration: 1h 46mins
Genres: Biography, Drama

Writer David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) is dismayed to hear about the suicide of novelist David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel) in 2008.
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Warm Springs (2005)

Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Cynthia Nixon, David Paymer, Tim Blake Nelson
Duration: 2h 1mins
Genres: Biography, Drama

The film begins with a scene of the 1920 presidential election, in which Harvard educated lawyer, New York assemblyman and assistant Secretary of the Navy Franklin D.
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Sal (2011)

Starring: Val Lauren, Jim Parrack, James Franco, Vince Jolivette
Duration: 1h 25mins
Genres: Biography, Drama

Sal is a 2011 biographical film depicting the last few hours of the life of Sal Mineo, one of the first major film actors in Hollywood to publicly acknowledge their own bisexuality or homosexuality.
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The Good Lie (2014)

Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal
Duration: 1h 50mins
Genres: Biography, Drama

During the Second Sudanese Civil War, siblings Mamere, Paul, Jeremiah, Theo, Daniel, and Abital escape after their families and village are massacred.
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The Sea Inside (2004)

Starring: Javier Bardem, Belén Rueda, Lola Dueñas, Mabel Rivera
Duration: 2h 6mins
Genres: Biography, Drama

This is the life story of Spaniard Ramón Sampedro, who fought a 28-year campaign to win the right to end his own life with assisted suicide.
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Loro (2018)

Starring: Toni Servillo, Elena Sofia Ricci, Riccardo Scamarcio, Kasia Smutniak
Duration: 2h 31mins
Genres: Biography, Drama

During a tumultuous period in the career of Silvio Berlusconi, as his marriage to second wife Veronica Lario fractures, LORO speculates on what may or may not have taken place behind closed doors, depicting a wide variety of characters from multiple levels of society and their attempts to either ingratiate or distance themselves from him.
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Cesar Chavez (2014)

Starring: Michael Peña, America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson, John Malkovich
Duration: 1h 42mins
Genres: Biography, Drama

The film follows Cesar Chavez's efforts to organize 50,000 farm workers in California.
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The White Crow (2018)

Starring: Oleg Ivenko, Ralph Fiennes, Louis Hofmann, Adèle Exarchopoulos
Duration: 2h 7mins
Genres: Biography, Drama

The film shuffles through three time periods: the present (1961) in Paris, his childhood, and the beginning of Nureyev's ballet career six years earlier.
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Jackie, Ethel, Joan: the Women of Camelot (2001)

Starring: Jill Hennessy, Lauren Holly, Leslie Stefanson, Daniel Hugh Kelly
Duration: 2h 43mins
Genres: Biography, Drama

They were more than Washington wives. They were part of an American dream known as Camelot.
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RKO 281 (1999)

Starring: Liev Schreiber, James Cromwell, Melanie Griffith, John Malkovich
Duration: 1h 26mins
Genres: Biography, Drama

In 1940, Orson Welles (Schreiber), RKO studio head George Schaefer (Scheider), and screenwriter Herman J.
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Piñero (2001)

Starring: Benjamin Bratt, Giancarlo Esposito, Talisa Soto, Nelson Vasquez
Duration: 1h 43mins
Genres: Biography, Drama

Piñero is a 2001 American biopic about the troubled life of Nuyorican poet and playwright Miguel Piñero, starring Benjamin Bratt as the title character.
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