Movies and TV shows like The Ten Commandments

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The Ten Commandments (1989)
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The Ten Commandments (1989)
Original name: Dekalog
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, West Germany
Duration: 572 min.
Story: The Decalogue is a 1989 Polish television drama series directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski and co-written by Kieślowski with Krzysztof Piesiewicz, with music by Zbigniew Preisner. It consists of ten one-hour films, inspired by the Ten Commandments. Each short film explores one or several moral or ethical issues faced by characters living in modern Poland. The series is Kieślowski's most acclaimed work, has been said to be "the best dramatic work ever done specifically for television" and has won numerous international awards, though it was not widely released outside Europe until the late 1990s. Film-maker Stanley Kubrick wrote an admiring foreword to the published screen-play in 1991.
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, tense, sincere, clever, epic, gloomy, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: redemption, christmas, young woman, god or devil, taxi driver, drifter, ambitious, moral dilemma, professor, polish, murder, haunted by the past, stranger, society, human nature, conflict, deal, introspection, young man, tragic event, ethics, naivete, survivor, philosophy, morality ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: poland, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and talky films and TV series with plots about loneliness, storytelling, dialogue, catastrophe, culture clash, life philosophy and life & death mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Ten Commandments: Scenes from a Marriage (1973), Distant (2002), The Island (2006), Winter Light (1963), The Sacrifice (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Scenes from a Marriage (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 283 min.
Story: Ten years of Marianne and Johan's relationship are presented. We first meet them ten years into their marriage. He is a college professor, she a divorce lawyer. They say that they are happily married - unlike their friends Katarina and Peter ...
Style: psychological, talky, tense, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: divorce, marriage, breakup, selfishness, infidelity, society, couples, family problems, jealousy, human nature, introspection, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, sweden, tokyo
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95%
 7.7
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Distant (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Uzak/Distant chronicles the numbing loneliness, longing, and isolation in the lives of two men who are consumed by their own problems. Istanbul photographer Mahmut reluctantly receives his relative Yusuf, but the mingling of their lives does little ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, touching, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: unemployment, loneliness, recession, photographer, midlife crisis, parents and children, down on your luck, unfulfillment, family relations, love and romance, porn, looking for love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, middle east, istanbul turkey, tokyo
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100%
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The Island (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Somewhere in Northern Russia in a small Russian Orthodox monastery lives an unusual man whose bizarre conduct confuses his fellow monks, while others who visit the island believe that the man has the power to heal, exorcise demons and foretell the ...
Style: psychological, cerebral, serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: redemption, monk, psychic, christian, god or devil, hopes, monastery, sin, navy, mentor, forgiveness, russian ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Winter Light (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A Swedish pastor fails a loving woman, a suicidal fisherman and God.
Style: bleak, atmospheric, psychological, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: suicide, faith, pastor, winter, priest, isolation, small town, religions or cults, village, human nature, introspection, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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The Sacrifice (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, France, UK
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Alexander, a journalist, philosopher and retired actor, celebrates a birthday with friends and family when it is announced that nuclear war has begun.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, psychological, serious, emotional ...
Plot: apocalypse, nuclear, birthday, nuclear holocaust, human nature, society, redemption, chaos, terminal illness, save the world, life is a bitch, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: sweden, europe, russia
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54%
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Mildred Pierce (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 336 min.
Story: A newly divorced, uniquely independent woman struggles to carve out a new life for herself and her family in Depression-era California.
Style: emotional, realistic, gloomy, epic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: depression, single parent, friendship, restaurant, suffering, tragic event, lovers, family relations, divorce, adaptation, social differences, loss of daughter ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Sunset Limited (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on the play of the same name by Pulitzer Prize Winner Cormac McCarthy, this searing two-character drama mixes humor and pathos while examining the relationship between strangers who are brought together by desperate circumstances. Set in a New ...
Style: intellectual, talky, bleak, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: belief, suicide attempt, suicidal, question, one on one, christianity, professor, ex convict, religions or cults, suffering, desperation, debate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
A Short Film About Love (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 87 min.
Story: 19-year-old Tomek whiles away his lonely life by spying on his opposite neighbour Magda through binoculars. She's an artist in her mid-thirties, and appears to have everything - not least a constant stream of men at her beck and call. But when ...
Style: sexual, realistic, clever, biting, gloomy ...
Plot: unfulfilled love, passionate interest, polish, stalking, obsession, voyeurism, love, couples, dishonesty, fall in love, destructive relationship, unfulfillment ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Nostalgia (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Soviet Union
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The Russian poet Andrei Gorchakov, accompanied by guide and translator Eugenia, is traveling through Italy researching the life of an 18th-century Russian composer. In an ancient spa town, he meets the lunatic Domenico, who years earlier had ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, realistic, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: dream, culture clash, redemption, writer's life, water, memory, self discovery, stalking, couples, cliche, save the world, countryside ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: italy, russia, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Blind Chance (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Witek runs after a train. Three variations follow on how such a seemingly banal incident could influence the rest of Witek's life.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Plot: train, politics, chance, airplane, student, destiny, polish, infidelity, self discovery, espionage, militant, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: poland, libya, europe, new jersey, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Moonlighting (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Polish contractor, Nowak, leads a group of workmen to London so they can provide cheap labor for a government official based there. Nowak (Irons) has to manage the project and the men as they encounter the tempations of the West and loneliness and ...
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, suspenseful, sincere ...
Plot: culture clash, workplace, injustice, working class, boss and employee, power relations, state affairs, workplace situations, life is a bitch, misfit, society, polish ...
Time: 80s
Place: poland, london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Woyzeck (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Having fathered an illegitimate child with his lover, Marie, feckless soldier Franz Woyzeck takes odd jobs around his small town to provide some extra money for them. One of them is volunteering for experiments conducted by a local doctor, who puts ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, atmospheric, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: murder, military, soldier, obsession, unlikely criminals, crimes, deadly, love affair, military life, fighting the system, infidelity, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Olive Kitteridge (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 239 min.
Story: The story focuses on a middle-school math teacher Olive and her relationship with Henry which spans 25 years over the four parts. It is based on Elizabeth Strout’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, parents and children, couple relations, couples, small town life, elderly, family, family problems, small town, maturity, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england, maine, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Knick (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 58 min.
Story: Set in downtown New York in 1900, 'The Knick' is centered on the Knickerbocker Hospital and the groundbreaking surgeons, nurses and staff who work there, pushing the bounds of medicine in a time of astonishingly high mortality rates and ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, rough, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: addiction, doctors and patients, hospital, surgeon, life is a bitch, gory, medicine, realism, power relations, workplace situations, drugs/alcohol, society ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Mindwalk (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A US politician visits his poet friend in Mont. St. Michael, France. While walking through the medieval island discussing their philosophies of life they happen upon Sonja, a scientist in recluse, who joins in their conversation. The two men listen ...
Style: talky, psychological, tense, clever, serious ...
Plot: politics, society, isolation, island, writer's life, artists and showbiz, hopes, state affairs, unfulfillment, friends, friendship, rebellion ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Through a Glass Darkly (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Karin hopes to recover from her recent stay at a mental hospital by spending the summer at her family's cottage on a tiny island. Her husband, Martin, cares for her but is frustrated by her physical withdrawal. Her younger bother, Minus, is ...
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: island, mental illness, schizophrenia, incest, dysfunctional family, estrangement, siblings relations, parents and children, human nature, family problems, couples, mad ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Plenty (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: David Hare's account of a one-time French freedom fighter who gradually realizes that her post-war life is not meeting her expectations.
Style: gloomy, psychological, realistic, serious, clever ...
Plot: society, introspection, innocence lost, love and romance, crumbling marriage, hopes, life is a bitch, wartime life, homecoming, family problems, haunted by the past, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: england, europe, france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.4
 46K
Ida (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, Denmark, France, UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Anna, a young novitiate in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a family secret dating back to the years of the German occupation.
Style: bleak, atmospheric, stylized, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: nun, jewish, family secret, convent, anti semitism, orphan, nazism, self discovery, haunted by the past, partners, clergy, human nature ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: poland, europe, mine, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 15K
The Night (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A married couple attend a bourgeois party and wade through the stifling strain that long-term marriage has imposed upon them.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, sexual, sincere, clever ...
Plot: infidelity, hospital, terminal illness, nightclub, party, midlife crisis, mogul, unfulfillment, couple relations, friendship, chase, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: italy, usa, europe, los angeles, milan italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Eureka (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 217 min.
Story: In Kyushu, southwest Japan, one hot summer morning, a municipal bus is hijacked. In the carnage only three people survive: the driver, a school girl, and her older brother.
Style: psychological, bleak, gloomy, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: murder, hijacking, bus, serial killer, redemption, college, deadly, haunted by the past, survival, mute or deaf, crimes, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 8.0
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Magnolia (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: An epic mosaic of many interrelated characters in search of happiness, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.
Style: talky, bleak, emotional, clever, realistic ...
Plot: human nature, coincidence, introspection, cancer, seduction, suicide, terminal illness, infidelity, suicide attempt, child prodigy, chance, redemption ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1910s, 1960s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 8.0
 33K
The Affair (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Affair explores the emotional effects of an extramarital relationship between Noah Solloway and Alison Lockhart after the two meet in the resort town of Montauk in Long Island. Noah is a New York City schoolteacher with one novel published (book ...
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, crumbling marriage, love affair, adultery, life turned upside down, strong sexual content, couple relations, parents and children, haunted by the past, family problems, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 807
The Jury (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The Jury is a British television serial broadcast in 2002. The series was the first ever to be allowed to film inside the historic Old Bailey courthouse.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, tense, captivating ...
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, life is a bitch, crimes, interracial relations, media circus, jury, legal, price of justice, lawyers and clients, deadly, support group ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Rhapsody in August (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story centers on an elderly hibakusha, who lost her husband in the 1945 atomic bombing of Nagasaki, caring for her four grandchildren over the summer. She learns of a long-lost brother, Suzujiro, living in Hawaii who wants her to visit him ...
Style: emotional, psychological, serious, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: anti war, human nature, haunted by the past, battles, family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, society, memory, post war, grandmother, elderly ...
Place: japan, hawaii, asia, usa, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 8.3
 14K
In Treatment (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Set within the highly charged confines of individual psychotherapy sessions and centering around Dr. Paul Weston, a psychotherapist who exhibits an insightful, reserved demeanor while treating his patients—but displays a crippling insecurity while ...
Style: psychological, clever, atmospheric, emotional, serious ...
Plot: patient, introspection, therapist, doctors and patients, psychotherapist, emotional breakdown, one on one, psychologist, psychiatrist, family problems, emotionless, dysfunctional character ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.5
 17K
Interiors (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A look at a dysfunctional family dominated by the controlling madness of its matriarch, Eve. Her reluctant husband and their three daughters make doomed efforts to cope with Eve's demands, while also trying to get on with their own lives. But, ...
Style: bleak, psychological, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, depression, parents and children, family relations, family problems, family gatherings, family tragedy, sister sister relationship, sibling rivalry, father daughter relationship, character study, family drama ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.2
 2K
Slam (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Slam tells the story of Ray Joshua, an original, gifted young MC trapped in a war-zone housing project known as Dodge City. Unable to find a job, Ray copes with the despair and poverty of his neighborhood by using his wits and verbal talent. Written ...
Style: talky, psychological, tense, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: gang, crime, murder, hopes, wrongfully committed, writer's life, confined, performer's life, life is a bitch, crimes, false accusation, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.3
 5K
Jacknife (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A conflict develops between a troubled Vietnam veteran and the sister he lives with when she becomes involved romantically with the army buddy who reminds him of the tragic battle they both survived.
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: prom, friendship, siblings relations, friends, dealing with death, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, hopes, love and romance, buddies, couples, homecoming ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, vietnam, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.0
 81K
Sling Blade (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Karl Childers is a mentally disabled man who has been in the custody of the state mental hospital since the age of 12 for killing his mother and her lover. Although thoroughly institutionalized, Karl is deemed fit to be released into the outside ...
Style: touching, bleak, rough, serious, sincere ...
Plot: murder, friendship, death threat, father figure, redemption, family relations, small town, haunted by the past, crimes, parents and children, human nature, mentally challenged ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Pawnbroker (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A Jewish pawnbroker, a victim of Nazi persecution, loses all faith in his fellow man until he realizes too late the tragedy of his actions.
Style: bleak, emotional, realistic, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, self discovery, ghetto, human nature, society, against humanity, life is a bitch, uncover truth, haunted by the past, heist ...
Time: 1960s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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