Movies like The Convent 1995

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The Convent (1995)
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The Convent (1995)
Original name: O Convento
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Portugal, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The journey of Michael Padovic, an American professor who arrives with his wife, Helene, at a Portuguese convent where he expects to find the documents needed to prove his theory: Shakespeare was born in Spain; not in England.
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, contemplative, enigmatic, complex, intellectual, thought provoking, cerebral, melancholic ...
Plot: vampire, supernatural, writer's life, couple relations, love triangle, monastery, clergy, religions or cults, love and romance, self discovery, family life, good versus evil, legends and myths, society, couples, convent, custody, gory, deal with the devil, cave, occult, satanism, literature, library, astrology ...
Time: 90s
Place: antarctica

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and talky films with plots about couples, nudity (full frontal - brief), love and romance, suprisingly clever, storytelling, pornography and loneliness mostly in Drama, Mystery and Romance genres. Some movies like The Convent: Abraham's Valley (1993), The Moustache (2005), Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud (1995), The Letter (1999), Ten Days Wonder (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Abraham's Valley (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal, Switzerland
Duration: 187 min.
Story: Ema is a very attractive but innocent girl, so pretty that cars crash in her presence. Young marries Dr. Carlo Paiva, who she is not attracted to, but is her father's friend. They move to the Valley of Abraham. Carlo loves her, but decides to ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological
Plot: flowers, love affair, infidelity, obsession, unfulfilled love, social differences, couple relations, introspection, destructive relationship, family problems, couples, unfulfillment ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Moustache (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: One day, on a whim, Marc decides to shave off the moustache he's worn all of his adult life. He waits patiently for his wife's reaction, but neither she nor his friends seem to notice. Stranger still, when he finally tells them, they all ...
Style: surreal, psychological, serious, meditative, emotional ...
Plot: mystery, riddles and clues, insanity, husband wife relationship, hotel, existentialism, moustache, photograph, escape, bathtub, shaving, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: hong kong, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Nelly leaves her lazy, unemployed husband to work for retired judge Mr Arnaud, forty years her senior, after he offers to clear her bills for her. While she types his memoirs the two develop a close friendship, but Arnaud becomes jealous when Nelly ...
Style: sexy, touching, psychological, gloomy, sexual ...
Plot: friendship, love triangle, fall in love, introspection, love affair, looking for love, infidelity, couple relations, human nature, midlife crisis, writer's life, friends ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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The Letter (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal, Spain
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A well-bred, lovely, spiritual, sad young woman marries an attentive physician who loves her. She feels affection but no love. Soon after, without design, she falls in love with Pedro Abrunhosa, a poet and performance artist. He also loves her. She ...
Style: gloomy, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: couples, moral dilemma, love triangle, couple relations, unfulfilled love, fall in love, unfulfillment, love and romance, concert, singer, car accident, male female relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Ten Days Wonder (1971)
Genre: Mystery, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Anthony Perkins, a young sculptor with a weird penchant for waking up in strange hotels with his memory wiped clean and bloodied hands, invites a former professor (Michel Piccoli) to the Gatsby-like provincial manor presided over by his powerful ...
Style: disturbing, atmospheric, bleak, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, crimes, unlikely criminals, deadly, crime, amateur detective, love and romance, parents and children, love triangle, adoption, family in crisis, forbidden love ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Uncertainty Principle (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Having lost her place among the social elite, a widow remarries and starts a family.
Style: realistic, contemplative, cynical, talky, stylized ...
Plot: starting over, hopes, estate, rich and poor, destiny, infidelity, life is a bitch, society, dishonesty, down on your luck, social differences, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
I'm Going Home (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The comfortable daily routines of aging Parisian actor Gilbert Valence, 76, are suddenly shaken when he learns that his wife, daughter, and son-in-law have been killed in a car crash. Having to take care of his now-orphaned grandson, he struggles to ...
Style: psychological, touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: orphan, family problems, love and romance, actor's life, getting home, dealing with death, hopes, death in the family, couple relations, couples, male female relationship, love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Last Year at Marienbad (1961)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Takes place in a chateau, an ambiguous story of a man and a woman who may or may not have met last year at Marienbad.
Style: psychological, surreal, atmospheric, mind bending, realistic ...
Plot: chateau, hotel, mystery, obsession, amnesia, romance, haunted by the past, new wave, dishonesty, destiny, love affair, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Glass Menagerie (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A son longs to escape from his stifling home, where his genteel mother worries about the future prospects of his lame, shy sister.
Style: psychological, serious, touching, melancholic, sentimental ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, aging, parents and children, family life, family in crisis, unfulfillment, romance, family problems, brother sister relationship, family relations, cripple, collection ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 70s, 1920s
Place: tennessee, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Under the Sand (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When her husband goes missing at the beach, a female professor begins to mentally disintegrate as her denial of his disappearance becomes delusional.
Style: bleak, sincere, psychological, suspenseful, melancholic ...
Plot: missing person, delusion, death, disappearance, tourist, coping, love and romance, haunted by the past, couple relations, crimes, mentally unstable, mystery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Flower of My Secret (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Marisa Paredes is Leocadia ("Leo") Macias, a woman writing “pink” romance novels under the alias of Amanda Gris that are very popular all across Spain. Unlike her romantic novels, her own love life is troubled. Leo has a less than ...
Style: clever, tense, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
Plot: obsession, old woman, romance, writer's life, hopes, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, journalism, crumbling marriage, love and romance, couples, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, tokyo, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Magic Mirror (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Portugal
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Luciano, fresh out of jail, was taken by his brother, Flórido, to serve in the home of wealthy Alfreda. He was surprised when she told him that her greatest desire was to see the Virgin Mary. Now comes this rich land owner with her sublime ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, disturbing, offbeat
Plot: society, dull life, obsession, religions or cults, social differences, cons and scams, dishonesty, estate, ex convict, release from prison, religion, aristocracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: portugal, europe, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Third Person Singular Number (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bangladesh
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A woman breaks with traditional Muslim culture by living with her boyfriend before getting married, but when the relationship ends, she must face the harsh consequences of being an outcast in her community.
Style: sentimental, thought provoking, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: self discovery, against the rules, life is a bitch, couple relations, rebellion, social decay, religions or cults, lovers apart, love and romance, couples, injustice, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Thieves (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the middle of the night, someone brings Ivan's body home to his wife and his sad-faced, jug-eared son. Through flashbacks, the film discloses the relationships among Ivan and his brother Alex, a cop with a cleanliness fetish; siblings ...
Style: erotic, serious, sexy, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: murder, crime, obsession, bathtub, neo noir, crimes, love triangle, siblings relations, couple relations, parents and children, family life, destructive relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: lyon, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.4
 384
Seventh Heaven (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A bored, sexually frustrated woman's life improves when she begins hypnotherapy and tries feng shui, but her husband's life unravels.
Style: sexy, sexual, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: kleptomania, hypnosis, infidelity, crumbling marriage, power relations, fainting, family problems, couples, mental illness, dishonesty, unfulfillment, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: tokyo, hong kong, japan, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Rapture (1991)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A lonely telephone operator leading an empty, amoral life finds God — only to have her faith continually tested in ways beyond what she could have imagined.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, mind bending, surreal, realistic ...
Plot: end of the world, apocalypse, murder, religious conversion, group sex, faith, religions or cults, family relations, family problems, religion and supernatural, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Innocence (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Belgium, France, UK, Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A look inside an offbeat boarding school for young girls.
Style: surreal, suspenseful, psychological, enigmatic, stylized ...
Plot: boarding school life, boarding school, mystery, society, school, ballet, girls' boarding school, childhood, friendship between girls, coming of age, teenage life, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Agnes of God (1985)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a dead newborn is found, wrapped in bloody sheets, in the bedroom wastebasket of a young novice, psychiatrist Martha Livingston is called in to determine if the seemingly innocent novice, who knows nothing of sex or birth, is competent enough ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: nun, hypnosis, psychiatrist, court, trial, murder, convent, mystery, investigation, crimes, deadly, clergy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: montreal, quebec, canada, montreal quebec, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 2K
Zero Kelvin (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Sweden
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Larsen, an aspiring poet in '20s Oslo, leaves his girlfriend to spend a year as a trapper in East Greenland. There he is teamed with a seemingly rough old sailor/trapper, Randbæk, and a scientist, Holm. Trapped in a tiny hut together as the ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Plot: survival, writer's life, danger, obsessive quest, infidelity, isolation, couples, male nudity, arctic, poet, snow, winter ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: greenland, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Confessional (1995)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The year is 1952, in Quebec City. Rachel (16), unmarried and pregnant, works in the church. Filled with shame, she unburdens her guilt to a young priest, under the confidentiality of the confessional. In the present year of 1989, Pierre Lamontagne ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: adoption, mystery, teenage life, pregnancy, haunted by the past, family relations, society, clergy, deadly, chaos and mayhem, siblings relations, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 80s, 1950s, year 1952 ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Sheltering Sky (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 138 min.
Story: An American couple (John Malkovich, Debra Winger) drift toward emptiness in postwar North Africa.
Style: contemplative, realistic, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: desert, friendship, infidelity, adultery, extramarital affair, romance, love and romance, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, on the road, love triangle, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 1940s
Place: africa, north africa, morocco, sahara desert, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Three-Way Wedding (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A play writer entertains the actors of his next play, including his ex-wife and her new lover. Everyone is finding his new place.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, sexy ...
Plot: love triangle, couple relations, romance, writer's life, introspection, couples, artists and showbiz, playwright, society, friendship, rivalry, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Grandfather (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 151 min.
Story: After his son dies, an elderly man comes back to Spain from the US and hopes to find out which of his granddaughters is true, and which one is bastard.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: infidelity, suicidal thoughts, grandson, bittersweet, aging, golden years, love and romance, social relations, couples, family relations, small town, small town life ...
Time: 90s, 18th century, 70s
Place: spain, europe, latin america, tokyo, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The Portrait of a Lady (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Ms. Isabel Archer isn't afraid to challenge societal norms. Impressed by her free spirit, her kindhearted cousin writes her into his fatally ill father's will. Suddenly rich and independent, Isabelle ventures into the world, along the way ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, intellectual, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: manipulation, friendship, money, couple relations, romance, fall in love, infidelity, family relations, impossible love, unhappy marriage, male female relationship, art ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1870s, 18th century
Place: europe, england, florence, london, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The School of Flesh (1998)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: France, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In Paris, Dominique, a middle-aged fashion professional, solicits the services of the handsome Quentin , a bisexual bartender and prostitute who is 15 years her junior. After they first sleep together, their business transaction becomes transformed ...
Style: erotic, serious, touching, psychological, enigmatic ...
Plot: obsession, infidelity, violence, romance, fall in love, love affair, destructive relationship, fashion, sexual relations, prostitute, lifestyle, society ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france, paris france, morocco, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Transylvania (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Zingarina arrives in Transylavania, accompanied by her close friend Marie and her guide and interpreter Luminitsa. She is not there only to visit this region of Romania but to trace her lover Milan, a musician who has made her pregnant and who left ...
Style: psychological, touching, atmospheric, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: obsessive quest, self discovery, on the road, pregnancy, couple relations, love and romance, family relations, couples, nudity (full frontal - brief), folk, infidelity, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, France, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Hanoi comes across almost picture-perfect in director Tran Anh Hung's beautiful, elegiac tale about the lives and loves of three Vietnamese sisters. A mood characteristic of Hung's films is set early on with the vivid sounds of birds, ...
Style: sincere, serious, touching, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: pregnancy, infidelity, dysfunctional family, family life, couples, family relations, love and romance, siblings relations, couple relations, human nature, parents and children, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, tokyo, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Beauty of the Day (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Beautiful young housewife Séverine Serizy cannot reconcile her masochistic fantasies with her everyday life alongside dutiful husband Pierre. When her lovestruck friend Henri mentions a secretive high-class brothel run by Madame Anais, Séverine ...
Style: sexual, erotic, mind bending, sexy, surreal ...
Plot: prostitute, sexual relations, brothel, unfaithful wife, infidelity, masochism, obsession, sexual exploration, double life, sexual perversion, female nudity, psycho sexual ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.4
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Don't Tell (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy, UK, France, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Sabina has a regular life. She is satisfied with her job and her love for Franco. Lately nightmares start disturbing her, and almost in the same time she discovers to be pregnant. Step by step she remembers her childhood spent within a severe ...
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, touching, sincere ...
Plot: incest, dysfunctional family, family relations, pregnancy, sexual abuse, introspection, self discovery, couples, family problems, infidelity, couple relations, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Hadewijch (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A troubled young woman is thrown out of a convent and forms a relationship with a radical Muslim.
Style: touching, thought provoking, sentimental, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: convent, self discovery, religions or cults, human nature, friendship, hopes, youth, clergy, society, religious faith, praying, muslim ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, middle east, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%