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, gloomy, tense, reflective, sincere, clever, epic, realistic ...
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, survivor, deal, introspection, young man, desire, tragic event, ethics, naivete, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: poland, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, melancholic and psychological films and TV series with plots about storytelling, suprisingly clever, loneliness, dialogue, culture clash, life philosophy and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like The Ten Commandments: Distant (2002), Scenes from a Marriage (1973), Blind Chance (1987), Winter Light (1963), The Sacrifice (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, psychological, sincere, touching, lyrical ...
Plot: unemployment, loneliness, family relations, recession, introspection, love and romance, society, down on your luck, looking for love, human nature, male female relationship, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, middle east, istanbul turkey, tokyo, berlin germany ...
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100%
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, thought provoking, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: divorce, couples, marriage, breakup, selfishness, infidelity, love and romance, crumbling marriage, introspection, couple relations, human nature, romance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, sweden, tokyo
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95%
 7.9
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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, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
Plot: train, destiny, politics, student, chance, airplane, polish, militant, couples, self discovery, infidelity, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: poland, libya, europe, new jersey, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 8.1
 21K
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, thought provoking, atmospheric, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: suicide, pastor, winter, faith, priest, midlife crisis, isolation, small town, crumbling marriage, society, unfulfillment, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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 8.1
 23K
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, thought provoking, serious, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: hopes, apocalypse, society, save the world, human nature, redemption, catastrophe, unfulfillment, hysteria, worldwide chaos, sacrifice, insanity ...
Time: 80s
Place: sweden, europe, russia
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81%
 7.9
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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, breathtaking, meditative, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, monk, christian, loneliness, religion, life philosophy, hopes, psychic, sin, mentor, forgiveness, god or devil ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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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: psychological, realistic, serious, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, murder, uncover truth, life is a bitch, jury, moral dilemma, crimes, price of justice, legal, lawyers and clients, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 8.1
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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, psychological, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: insanity, dream, culture clash, redemption, writer's life, philosophy, water, memory, couples, cliche, longing, human nature ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: italy, russia, europe, rome italy, tuscany
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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, bleak, psychological, talky, serious ...
Plot: one on one, belief, suicidal, christianity, atheism, suffering, african american, suicide attempt, psychology, question, character study, afterlife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, psychological, serious, meditative ...
Plot: parents and children, dysfunctional family, small town life, family problems, maturity, family relations, couple relations, mental illness, elderly, couples, family, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, usa, maine, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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, thought provoking, tense, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, fish out of water, working class, political unrest, workplace situations, boss and employee, disorder, injustice, polish, power relations, workplace, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, poland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 7.4
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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, serious, emotional, melancholic, art house ...
Plot: nun, jewish, anti semitism, orphan, family secret, uncover truth, haunted by the past, human nature, self discovery, introspection, world war two, faith ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: poland, europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 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: realistic, bleak, sincere, meditative, non-linear ...
Plot: human nature, introspection, terminal illness, coincidence, depression, infidelity, child prodigy, redemption, death, dysfunctional family, dishonesty, social problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1960s, 1950s, 1910s ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.7
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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, serious, clever, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: depression, family relations, divorced divorcee, single parent, struggle, tragic event, lovers, suffering, friendship, ambitious, divorce, heroine ...
Time: 30s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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, sexy, sexual, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, hospital, terminal illness, nightclub, writers, party, midlife crisis, couple relations, introspection, parents and children, human nature, friendship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: italy, los angeles, europe, usa, milan italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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, society, fighting the system, crimes, love affair, military life, infidelity, deadly, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: bleak, sexual, enigmatic, melancholic, touching ...
Plot: unfulfilled love, stalking, obsession, voyeurism, love, passionate interest, destructive relationship, fall in love, infatuation, suicide attempt, polish, obsessive love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: emotional, realistic, bleak, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, survival, haunted by the past, human nature, self discovery, life is a bitch, against humanity, nazi, holocaust survivor, loan shark ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, harlem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Through a Glass Darkly (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 90 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, incest, mental illness, schizophrenia, brother sister incest, dysfunctional family, confined, human nature, parents and children, siblings relations, couple relations, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.4
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The Royal (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Follows the staff and patients of a Yorkshire cottage hospital in the 60s, embroiled in tangled love lives and bitter power struggles.
Style: captivating, realistic, medical drama, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: hospital, doctors and patients, moral dilemma, workplace, nursing, workplace situations, doctor, nun, nurse, countryside, society, love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, europe, northern england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 8.3
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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, captivating, emotional, tense ...
Plot: introspection, psychologist, patient, one on one, doctors and patients, therapist, emotional breakdown, psychotherapist, self involved, power relations, haunted by the past, dysfunctional character ...
Time: 21st century
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71%
 7.6
 3K
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, contemplative, tense, serious ...
Plot: politics, society, isolation, island, artists and showbiz, state affairs, unfulfillment, liberal, friends, introspection, human nature, friendship ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
A Short Film About Killing (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Jacek climbs into the taxi driven by Waldemar, tells him to drive to a remote location, then brutally strangles him, seemingly without motive.
Style: bleak, thought provoking, psychological, suspenseful, contemplative ...
Plot: murder, taxi driver, lawyer, prison, execution, drifter, death sentence, courtroom drama, polish, fighting the system, society, confined ...
Time: 80s, year 1987, year 1988
Place: warsaw poland, poland, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 7.3
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Another Woman (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Marion is a woman who has learned to shield herself from her emotions. She rents an apartment to work undisturbed on her new book, but by some acoustic anomaly she can hear all that is said in the next apartment in which a psychiatrist holds his ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, talky, meditative ...
Plot: midlife crisis, writing, eavesdropping, philosophy, depression, human nature, self discovery, writers, psychiatrist, painting, friendship, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.1
 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, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: gang, crimes, crime, bittersweet, prison life, murder, human spirit, wrongfully committed, urban, profanity, false accusation, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
In Praise of Love (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Someone we hear talking - but whom we do not see - speaks of a project which describes the four key moments of love: meeting, physical passion, arguments/separation and making up. This project is to be told through three couples: young, adult and ...
Style: psychological, intellectual, meditative, enigmatic, non-linear ...
Plot: politics, philosophy, art, romance, painter, humanity, loneliness, life & death, life philosophy, existentialism, showbiz, filmmaking ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 3K
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, sincere, enigmatic, lyrical ...
Plot: hijacking, bus, road trip, bus driver, haunted by the past, survival, family relations, suspect, orphan, starting over, murder, on the road ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, serious, atmospheric, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: anti war, family relations, haunted by the past, human nature, battles, society, siblings relations, parents and children, memory, post war, atomic bomb, war crime ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: japan, hawaii, usa, asia, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 8.0
 86K
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, mentally challenged, death threat, redemption, family relations, small town, crimes, parents and children, haunted by the past, human nature, father figure ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.4
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Time Out (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 134 min.
Story: An unemployed man finds his life sinking more and more into trouble as he hides his situation from his family and friends.
Style: psychological, serious, enigmatic, meditative, compassionate ...
Plot: unemployment, life is a bitch, couple relations, down on your luck, family problems, crimes, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, society, deception, thief, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: switzerland, france, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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