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.
TV show
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, reflective, philosophical, atmospheric, cerebral, sexy, tense, bleak, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: morality, christian, redemption, philosophy, spirituality, ten commandments, love, catastrophe, world war two, time travel, doctors, relationships, loneliness, god, depression, obsession, art, death, hospital, faith, adultery, tragedy, espionage, runaway, architecture ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: poland, vatican, eastern europe, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, psychological, realistic and gloomy films and TV series with plots about suprisingly clever, storytelling, dialogue, loneliness, life & death, catastrophe and death mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like The Ten Commandments: The Island (2006), Distant (2002), Scenes from a Marriage (1973), A Short Film About Love (1988), The Sacrifice (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, philosophical, cerebral, breathtaking, meditative ...
Plot: redemption, christian, monk, solitude, religion, life philosophy, loneliness, island, philosophy, monastery, psychic, forgiveness ...
Place: russia
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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: sincere, bleak, art house, lyrical, stylized ...
Plot: loneliness, unemployment, photographer, isolation, complex characters, family relations, culture clash, love and romance, introspection, society, human nature, looking for love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: istanbul turkey, tokyo, turkey, middle east, paris france ...
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Scenes from a Marriage (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 283 min.
TV show
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, thought provoking, cerebral, sexy, tense ...
Plot: divorce, marriage, infidelity, melancholy, couples, loneliness, adultery, nudity (full frontal - brief), affair, midlife crisis, ex husband ex wife relationship, unfaithful husband ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: stockholm sweden, europe, sweden, eastern europe, tokyo
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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, enigmatic, touching, melancholic, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: voyeurism, unfulfilled love, love, stalking, obsession, passionate interest, destructive relationship, older woman younger man relationship, coming of age, infatuation, milf, fall in love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: warsaw poland, eastern europe, poland, europe
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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, cerebral, art house, philosophical, thought provoking ...
Plot: religion, spirituality, insanity, existentialism, god, hopes, catastrophe, redemption, human nature, save the world, society, apocalypse ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, ussr, vatican, europe, sweden
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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: art house, philosophical, depressing, cerebral, sexy ...
Plot: existentialism, religion, suicide, winter, faith, priest, small town, isolation, midlife crisis, apocalypse, wine, doubt ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe
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In Treatment (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Set in an office of a psychoanalyst, the series follows the professional and personal day-to-day work of therapist Theo. Displayed daily, each episode of the plot is marked by the story of one of his patients, and the last episode of the week will ...
Style: serious, clever, psychological, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: clinic, introspection, workplace, haunted by the past, doctors and patients, life is a bitch, human nature, psychotherapist, therapy, power relations, doctor patient relationship, motherhood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, brazil
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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: reflective, cerebral, atmospheric, philosophical, art house ...
Plot: philosophy, insanity, existentialism, memory, redemption, culture clash, writer's life, life & death, life philosophy, loneliness, poetry, visceral ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: italy, russia, rome italy, ussr, europe ...
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49%
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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: thought provoking, talky, intellectual, philosophical, psychological ...
Plot: atheism, psychology, suicide attempt, religion, suicidal, atheist, belief, christianity, alone in the world, character study, multiple storylines, afterlife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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, art house, emotional, melancholic, depressing ...
Plot: nun, jewish, anti semitism, world war two, faith, family secret, character study, suicide, self discovery, religion, orphan, convent ...
Time: 60s, post world war two, 20th century
Place: poland, eastern europe, europe, denmark
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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: thought provoking, tense, realistic, bleak, allegory ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, immigrants, catastrophe, police investigation, paranoia, mentor, money, moral ambiguity, stereotypes, tragedy, alter ego, redemption ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, poland, england, europe
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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: meditative, sincere, realistic, bleak, surprise ending ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: human nature, introspection, dysfunctional family, coincidence, depression, terminal illness, child prodigy, multiple storylines, social problems, redemption, infidelity, frog ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 60s, 50s, 1910s
Place: los angeles
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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: reflective, cerebral, art house, erotic, sexy ...
Plot: infidelity, writers, hospital, marriage, family relations, alienation, midlife crisis, socialite, party, husband wife relationship, transformation, affair ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: milan italy, tokyo, mediterranean sea, berlin germany, italy ...
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The Jury (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 300 min.
TV show
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, captivating, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: courtroom drama, jury, courtroom, murder, uncover truth, legal, price of justice, crimes, moral dilemma, life is a bitch, support group, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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Olive Kitteridge (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 239 min.
TV show
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: meditative, realistic, atmospheric, sincere, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town life, parents and children, loneliness, family problems, family relations, maturity, elderly, couple relations, marriage, psychology, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, maine, usa, new england
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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: intellectual, meditative, enigmatic, stylized, psychological ...
Plot: art, romance, humanity, loneliness, life philosophy, life & death, politics, philosophy, painter, existentialism, capitalism, brutality ...
Time: contemporary
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Mildred Pierce (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 336 min.
TV show
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, thought provoking, clever, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: housewife, depression, single parent, tragic event, struggle, family relations, suffering, divorce, friendship, ambitious, heroine, social differences ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, tokyo, usa
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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: disturbing, sexy, thought provoking, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: murder, lawyer, prison, death sentence, fighting the system, death row, courtroom drama, violence, guilt, death, beautiful scenery, secrets ...
Time: 80s, year 1987, year 1988
Place: eastern europe, california, poland, warsaw poland
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36%
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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: philosophical, sexy, psychological, talky, intellectual ...
Plot: philosophy, politics, island, isolation, life, scientist, environment, science, technology, art, internet, prejudice ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: france, europe
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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, meditative, talky, depressing ...
Plot: midlife crisis, writers, eavesdropping, depression, philosophy, psychiatrist, human nature, self discovery, melancholy, psychology, friendship, marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
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34%
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The Royal (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Follows the staff and patients of a Yorkshire cottage hospital in the 60s, embroiled in tangled love lives and bitter power struggles.
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, psychological, serious ...
Plot: hospital, moral dilemma, doctors and patients, nursing, workplace, workplace situations, doctor, nurse, love, society, post war, countryside ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england, northern england, yorkshire, europe
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Woyzeck (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 82 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: psychological, bleak, disturbing, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Plot: murder, military, loser, soldier, obsession, brutality, jealousy, hearing voices, humiliation, underdog, claustrophobia, guilt ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 70s
Place: germany
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34%
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, philosophical, art house, cerebral, surreal ...
Plot: schizophrenia, mental illness, incest, island, existentialism, brother sister incest, insanity, psychology, mental disorder, dysfunctional family, religion, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe
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34%
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In Treatment (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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: psychologist, introspection, doctors and patients, therapist, psychotherapist, patient, psychiatrist, emotional breakdown, self involved, power relations, haunted by the past, workplace ...
Time: 21st century
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Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: J.R. is a typical Italian-American on the streets of New York. When he gets involved with a local girl, he decides to get married and settle down, but when he learns that she was once raped, he cannot handle it. More explicitly linked with Catholic ...
Style: sexy, talky, intellectual, light, dramatic ...
Plot: male nudity, friendship, violence, catholicism, redemption, morality, female nudity, sex, rape, sexual fantasy, violent, crime gone awry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, new jersey, europe, italy, usa ...
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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: sexy, thought provoking, cerebral, enigmatic, melancholic ...
Plot: world war two, french resistance, mental illness, memory, parachute, one night stand, character study, adaptation, catastrophe, british, betrayal, courage ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, 50s, 20th century, 60s
Place: england, france, europe, london
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31%
Taste of Cherry (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A middle-aged Tehranian man, Mr. Badii is intent on killing himself and seeks someone to bury him after his demise. Driving around the city, the seemingly well-to-do Badii meets with numerous people, including a Muslim student, asking them to take ...
Style: art house, sexy, road movie, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: suicide, car, existentialism, muslim, desert, death, abrupt ending, dysfunctional family, mentor, catastrophe, greed, brutality ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, tehran iran, tokyo, middle east, tehran
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31%
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The Birch Wood (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Takes place in a prewar Poland. A tubercular young man comes to stay with his brother on a farm. He is in love with life and constantly plays 1930's music on a piano. He gets involved with his brother's problems and also becomes the lover ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, gloomy, sexual ...
Plot: family relations, countryside, forest, piano, terminal illness, sibling relationship, comeback, life & death, village life, twins, love and romance, dealing with death ...
Place: poland, eastern europe, europe, switzerland
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31%
Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The lives of a lawyer, an actuary, a housecleaner, a professor, and the people around them intersect as they ponder order and happiness in the face of life's cold unpredictability.
Style: philosophical, psychological, bleak, meditative, depressing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: philosophy, infidelity, redemption, adultery, destiny, false accusation, love affair, human nature, multiple storylines, drug addiction, life is a bitch, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, greece
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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: bleak, psychological, enigmatic, lyrical, sincere ...
Plot: road trip, bus driver, haunted by the past, survival, family relations, orphan, starting over, brother sister relationship, redemption, hijacking, bus, on the road ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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