Movies like Days of Eclipse

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Days of Eclipse (1988)
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Days of Eclipse (1988)
Original name: Дни затмения
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 139 min.
Story: This bleak late soviet-era drama follows the career of Malyanov, a young medical school graduate who has been sent to work in Turkmenia. Here he runs into a hodge-podge of people of differing ethnicities, all of them victims of the government's earlier mania for relocating and eliminating whole ethnic groups and classes of people. These desperately unhappy people are unable to find any pleasure in this diverse companionship, but instead are antagonistic to it, and often resort to desperate measures in their doomed attempts to ease their pain.
Plot: doctor, heat wave, corpse, heat, black and white segues into color

Most similar movies to Days of Eclipse

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out contemplative, serious, psychological and atmospheric films with plots about doctor, death, distopia, scientist, husband wife relationship, father son relationship and corpse mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Crime genres. Some movies like Days of Eclipse: Unexpected Encounters (1995), The Spring (2000), Who Is Julia? (1986), Stalker (1979), Hard to Be a God (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Unexpected Encounters (1995)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An expedition arrives on planet Arkha, which appears desolate and uninhabited and yet suitable for a planned mass exodus from polluted Earth. One day seemingly from nowhere and quite unexpectedly a young boy wanders into their ship and then runs off.
Plot: female director, parent child relationship, long haired male, alien life-form, scientific discovery, nudity (full frontal - brief), alien planet, male with long hair, male nudity, feral child, alien, flashback ...
Time: future
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95%
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The Spring (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A man and his son stumble onto a modern-day fountain of youth while camping in the woods.
Plot: fountain of youth, doctor, father son relationship, spring, eternal youth, secret, small town, police, single father, outsider, accident, hospital ...
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Who Is Julia? (1986)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A strikingly beautiful and wealthy woman is hit by a truck and is all smashed up and nearly killed. At nearly the same time, a very plain looking lower middle class woman simply faints and suffers brain death. The beautiful womans brain is fine, so, ...
Plot: brain transplant, mechanic, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, doctor, hospital, death of wife, model, healing, surgery, medicine, death ...
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92%
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Stalker (1979)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Near a gray and unnamed city is the Zone, a place guarded by barbed wire and soldiers, and where the normal laws of physics are victim to frequent anomalies. A Stalker guides two men into the Zone, specifically to an area in which deep seeded ...
Style: philosophical, bleak, atmospheric, gloomy, art house ...
Plot: stalker, surrealism, scientist, russian, wish come true, post apocalypse, desire, future dystopia, human nature, society, escapades, psychic ...
Place: russia
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91%
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Hard to Be a God (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Russia
Duration: 177 min.
Story: A group of scientists is sent to the planet Arkanar to help the local civilization, which is in the Medieval phase of its own history, to find the right path to progress. Their task is a difficult one: they cannot interfere violently and in no case ...
Style: thought provoking, surreal, serious, futuristic, captivating ...
Plot: distant planet, human nature, moral dilemma, society, murder, fictional war, distopia, alien planet, fate of humanity, humanity, flash forward, save the planet ...
Time: renaissance, middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Mother and Son (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia, Germany
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A slow and poignant story of love and patience told via a dying mother nursed by her devoted son. The simple narrative is a thread woven among the deeply spiritual images of the countryside and cottage.
Style: emotional, atmospheric, psychological, touching, realistic ...
Plot: countryside, family relations, family problems, isolation, parents and children, human nature, mother son relationship, dying mother, parent child relationship, old woman, nature, loneliness ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia
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82%
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Transit (2018)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The German troops are just outside Paris. Georg escapes to Marseille at the last moment. His luggage contains the legacy of a writer named Weidel, who took his own life out of fear of persecution. This legacy comprises a manuscript, some letters and ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, captivating, tense
Plot: refugee, on the run, love, love interest, police, fake identity, doctor, police raid, deaf, fascism, identity, impersonation ...
Place: paris france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Pilot Pirx's Inquest (1979)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Poland, Soviet Union
Duration: 95 min.
Story: This movie is about a rocket pilot named Pirx who is hired to go on a mission to evaluate some nonlinears (robots) for use as crewmembers on future space flights. Pirx and his crew, made up of nonlinears and humans, are sent out to launch two ...
Plot: soviet, literature, outer space, robot, spacecraft, space travel, mutiny, spacesuit, assassination attempt, solar system, androids
Time: future, 70s
Place: poland, europe, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Svart hav (1980)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Norway
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In a dystopian future set in the northern part of Norway, a big corporation have stripped the sea of fish leaving locals without food and income.
Style: social realism, futuristic
Plot: fisherman, fishing, survival, small community, starvation, sea
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Requiem (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When a young boy comes in to see a doctor abourt a red mark on his face, the doctor's wife welcomes him into the consulting room instead. As they talk, she offers him something to eat and then notes that his manner of eating is just like that ...
Plot: post war, doctor, prison, female nudity, public sex, skinny dipping, sex scene
Place: hungary
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60%
The White King (2016)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Germany, Sweden, Hungary
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Djata is a care-free 12-year-old growing up in a brutal dictatorship shut off from the outside world. When the government imprisons his father, Peter, and Djata and his mother Hannah are labeled traitors, the boy will not rest until he sees his ...
Plot: distopia, female director, dictatorship, family, twins, boy, danger
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60%
The Lonely Voice of Man (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The film is Sokurov's feature film debut and is based on the novel The River Potudan by Andrei Platonov. It's a story about the lives of people in the Russian countryside in the beginning of the 20th century. The film was completed in 1979 ...
Plot: archive footage, civil war, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, loneliness, man-woman relation, wife husband relationship
Place: russia
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60%
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Invasion (1965)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An alien spaceship crashes near a rural hospital. When the aliens are taken to the hospital, a mysterious force field suddenly appears around it.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: spaceship crash, hospital, alien invasion, spacecraft, alien, forest, trapped, fog, nurse, police officer, alien spacecraft, trapped in a building ...
Place: england
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60%
Killed by Lightning (2002)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama
Country: Russia, Netherlands, Switzerland
Duration: 65 min.
Story: An anthropologist investigates the origins of human evolution. She had suffered a mental trauma during her childhood when her father, a submarine captain, died during the war. This trauma periodically destabilizes her condition. The ghosts of a ...
Style: neorealism
Plot: evolution, anthropology, monkey, subconscious, ape
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60%
Dead Man's Letters (1986)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In a world after the nuclear apocalypse a scholar helps a small group of children and adults survive, staying with them in the basement of the former museum of history. In his mind he writes letters to his son — though it is obvious that they will ...
Plot: post apocalypse, nuclear holocaust, distopia, soviet, tragedy, explosion, apocalypse, letter, hospital, accident, catacombs, black market ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Dimension Travelers (1999)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Mysterious Transfer Student.
Plot: newspaper, reading a newspaper, high school student, teenager, teenage girl, wheelchair, student, coming of age, teacher, chalkboard, time travel, high school
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
War and Peace: Part IV (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As Moscow is set ablaze by the retreating Russians, the Rostovs flee their estate, taking wounded soldiers with them, and unbeknownst to them, also Andrei. Pierre, dressed as a peasant, tries to assassinate Napoleon but is taken prisoner. As the ...
Plot: based on a novel, war
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The Chosen Ones (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia, Soviet Union
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A man wants to flee wartime Germany and the detested Nazis to Columbia, where his brother lives. In order to achieve his goal he agrees to become an informer for the Reich.
Plot: world war two, half brother, gunshot, german, coming of age, tragedy, doctor, rape, betrayal, murder, nazism, horse ...
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By Day and by Night (2010)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Mexican science fiction film where the over-population problem has been solved by programming people to operate in either day or night, and not both.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: eclipse, doctor, scientific experiment, park, missing child, gps, computer, autopsy, beach, sleeping, scientist, mother daughter relationship ...
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The Limb Salesman (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Gabriel Goode is The Limb Salesman-- a disgraced doctor who regenerates limbs on the black market. When Goode travels to the water mining regions of the north to heal the cherished daughter of a wealthy water miner, dark family secrets are revealed, ...
Plot: female director, dreadlocks, snow, self sacrifice, surgical mask, corpse, distopia, black market, latex gloves, candle, suit and tie, dental mask ...
Time: future
Place: canada
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49%
Possibility of an Island (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: La Possibilité d'une île is a 2008 film directed by Michel Houellebecq, loosely based on his 2005 novel The Possibility of an Island.
Plot: brain, neurology, existentialism, meaning of life, humanity, sect, religious sect, life & death, post apocalypse, new life, drinking water, beach resort ...
Time: 2000s
Place: belgium
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48%
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Realive (2016)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Belgium, Spain, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Marc, a successful, ambitious man, is diagnosed with terminal cancer, and is given a few months to live. Unable to accept death, he decides to cryogenically freeze himself. The love of his life is devastated. Seventy years later, Marc becomes the ...
Style: psychological, tense, rough, captivating
Plot: experiment, depression, fear, love, doctor, memory, newborn baby, terminal illness, resurrection, nurse, suicide, cancer ...
Time: future
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48%
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No Life King (1991)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Via the New York Times: "The solemn, intent faces of the Japanese schoolboys playing video games in Jun Ichikawa's "No Life King" bespeak a new type of modern horror. Addicted to their favorite new game (from which the film ...
Style: social
Plot: family relations, asian school, father, boy, rumor, mother, teenager, elementary school, generation gap, computer, japanese school, computer game ...
Time: 80s
Place: tokyo, japan
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47%
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Dead Mountaineer's Hotel (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Police gets a call-out to a lonely hotel in the Alps. When an officer gets to the hotel everything seems to be alright. Suddenly an avalanche cuts them out from the rest of the world and strange things are going to happen. Seems that some visitors ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, suspense, enigmatic ...
Plot: hotel, mystery, isolation, police investigation, uncover truth, cyborgs, mountain, skiing, disguise, murder, confined, law enforcement ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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46%
National Theatre Live: Frankenstein (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and ...
Style: gothic
Plot: frankenstein, monster, adaptation, stage play, play, scientist, obsession, monster as victim, live performance, ethics, man with no name, dog sled ...
Time: 1810s
Place: geneva switzerland, swiss alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Hard to Be a God (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: West Germany, France, Soviet Union, Switzerland
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Another planet in the period of medieval times. An employee of the institute of experimental history from Earth, who is send under the name of noble don Rumata of Estor as a spy with a mission to contact the local resident of the institute, arrives ...
Plot: spacecraft, sword, sword and sorcery, space travel, sword and planet, barbarian, outer space
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45%
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Travis McGee (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Travis McGee is a world-weary private eye trying to help boat skipper friend Van Harder salvage his reputation that sank when his boat ran aground, resulting in a death that might have been faked.
Plot: private detective, faked death, corpse, boat, investigator, reputation, private investigator, mysterious death
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44%
Tomorrow's Child (1982)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The wife of a research geneticist agrees to the experimental procedure of a 'test-tube baby' by having her fetus brought to full term in a glass jar in a laboratory.
Style: futuristic
Plot: hypocrisy, father, control, expectant father, double standard, human rights, freedom, baby, experiment, scientist, faked pregnancy, mother ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Radio Free Albemuth (2010)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Record store clerk Nick Brady begins to experience strange visions from an entity he calls VALIS that cause him to uproot his family and move to Los Angeles where he becomes a successful music company executive. Nick finds himself drawn into a ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, surreal, mind bending, semi serious ...
Plot: buddies, dishonesty, blackmail, satellite, graphic violence, drugs/alcohol, friends, conspiracy, profanity, writer's life, artists and showbiz, imaginary ...
Time: year 1985
Place: california, los angeles, new york, usa
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39%
Our Lady of the Turks (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A man (Carmelo Bene) can not bear to be part of society. He considers himself a "jerk" and so invents its own philosophy, which involves the destruction of his land of Puglia where all citizens are devoted to the Catholic religion. ...
Style: avant garde
Plot: gay, injection, palace, stream of consciousness, flashback, monk, death, turk, black and white segues into color, artistic creation, suicide attempt, making love ...
Place: southern italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%