Movies and TV shows like The Ten Commandments 1989

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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, survivor, deal, introspection, young man, tragic event, ethics, naivete, 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 melancholic films and TV series with plots about loneliness, storytelling, catastrophe, dialogue, culture clash, mentor and life philosophy mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Ten Commandments: Scenes from a Marriage (1973), Distant (2002), The Island (2006), Olive Kitteridge (2014), Winter Light (1963). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 283 min.
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Place: europe, sweden, tokyo
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Country: Turkey
Duration: 110 min.
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The Island (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: psychological, cerebral, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 239 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, psychological, sincere, heartbreaking ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, small town life, mental illness, family problems, maturity, under the surface, social relations, psychology, complex characters, life philosophy, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 81 min.
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Style: bleak, atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic ...
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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, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: apocalypse, worldwide chaos, save the world, nuclear, chase, redemption, chaos, birthday, terminal illness, chaos and mayhem, unfulfillment, nuclear holocaust ...
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Place: sweden, europe, russia
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
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Duration: 336 min.
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Style: emotional, realistic, gloomy, epic, serious ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: intellectual, talky, bleak, psychological, realistic ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 87 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
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Country: Italy, Soviet Union
Duration: 125 min.
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Style: atmospheric, emotional, gloomy, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: dream, culture clash, redemption, writer's life, water, memory, save the world, poet, countryside, couples, unfulfilled love, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: italy, russia, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 114 min.
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Style: atmospheric, psychological, realistic, serious, suspense ...
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Style: bleak, realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Poland, Denmark, France, UK
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Style: bleak, atmospheric, stylized, emotional, realistic ...
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42%
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Country: Italy, France
Duration: 122 min.
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40%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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40%
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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.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: emotional, psychological, sincere, atmospheric, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: bleak, psychological, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
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38%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: talky, psychological, realistic, tense, sincere ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Pawnbroker (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
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Style: bleak, emotional, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, heist, religions or cults, self discovery, society, human nature, life is a bitch, uncover truth, against humanity, haunted by the past ...
Time: 1960s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, mentally challenged, family relations, small town, parents and children, haunted by the past, human nature, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: arkansas, usa
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35%
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Zero Kelvin (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Sweden
Duration: 118 min.
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Style: psychological, atmospheric, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, writer's life, isolation, danger, couples, obsessive quest, infidelity, male nudity, winter, snow, brutality, solitude ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: greenland, tokyo
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35%
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
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Style: thought provoking, tense, psychological, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: french resistance, haunted by the past, hopes, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, love and romance, wartime life, family problems, soldier, homecoming, innocence lost, society ...
Time: 1950s, 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1960s
Place: england, europe, france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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