Movies like Oedipus Rex

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Oedipus Rex (1967)
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Oedipus Rex (1967)
Original name: Edipo re
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Morocco
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In pre-war Italy, a young couple have a baby boy. The father, however, is jealous of his son - and the scene moves to antiquity, where the baby is taken into the desert to be killed. He is rescued, given the name Edipo (Oedipus), and brought up by the King and Queen of Corinth as their son. One day an oracle informs Edipo that he is destined to kill his father and marry his mother. Horrified, he flees Corinth and his supposed parents - only to get into a fight and kill an older man on the road...
Style: tense, atmospheric, bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing, contemplative
Plot: mother son incest, roman empire, incest, prophecy, greek, oracle, on the road, forbidden love, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, love and romance, dysfunctional family, rise and fall, royal court, family problems, tragic hero, domestic disturbance, family in crisis, sex, fight, plague, king, motorcycle, investigation ...
Time: ancient history
Place: rome italy, europe, ancient greece, italy, morocco

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Most similar movies to Oedipus Rex

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and disturbing films with plots about family relations, parents and children, family problems, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, family in crisis and incest mostly in Drama, Comedy and Mystery genres. Some movies like Oedipus Rex: Mamma Roma (1962), Savage Grace (2007), Spanking the Monkey (1994), The Scrounger (1961), Thursday Till Sunday (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Mamma Roma (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After many years working in the streets of Roma, the middle-age whore Mamma Roma (Anna Magnani) saves money to buy an upper class apartment, a fruit stand and retires from the prostitution. She brings her teenage son Ettore (Ettore Garofolo), who ...
Style: neorealism, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, friendship, thief, redemption, hopes, youth, family relations, human nature, crimes, starting over, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: rome italy, europe, italy, tokyo, mexico
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100%
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Savage Grace (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Spain, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: This examination of a famous scandal from the 1970s explores the relationship between Barbara Baekeland and her only son, Antony. Barbara, a lonely social climber unhappily married to the wealthy but remote plastics heir Brooks Baekeland, dotes on ...
Style: disturbing, serious, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: incest, mother son incest, adultery, murder, family relations, sexual relations, gays and lesbians, scandal, socialite, love, gay, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 50s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: europe, london, new york, england, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Spanking the Monkey (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Bright young student Raymond Aibelli is forced to sidetrack an important medical internship because his mother, Susan, is recovering from a broken leg. When he isn't tasked with the most mundane aspects of Susan's recuperation, Raymond ...
Style: psychological, semi serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: incest, mother son incest, parents and children, sex with mother, adultery, dysfunctional family, coming of age, student, suburbs, couples, injury, neighborhood ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Scrounger (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A pimp with no other means to provide for himself finds his life spiralling out of control when his prostitute is sent to prison.
Style: neorealism, realistic, serious, psychological, rough ...
Plot: unemployment, prostitute, poverty, pimp, violence, robbery, family relations, life is a bitch, neo realism, couple relations, criminal heroes, downfall ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 50s, 70s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Thursday Till Sunday (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, Netherlands
Duration: 96 min.
Story: As she and her family embark on a short vacation, a Chilean teenager slowly comes to the realization that her parents might be splitting up.
Style: touching, sentimental, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, bittersweet, on the road, parents and children, family problems, siblings relations, protecting from truth, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, innocence lost, under the surface ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
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Accused (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 103 min.
Story: On the surface Henrik and Nina Christofferson are an ordinary family living happily. But they have a problem. Their daughter, Stine, a difficult 14 year old, has a habit of telling lies in class. When Stine accuses her father of sexual abuse, and is ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, prisoner, lawyer, family relations, child abuse, parents and children, under the surface, incest, family problems, youth, life is a bitch, degradation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Hamlet (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, finds out that his uncle Claudius killed his father to obtain the throne, and plans revenge.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, realistic, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, tragic hero, poisoning, revenge, state affairs, royal family, parents and children, family relations, unfulfillment, dishonesty, prince, spirit ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe, england
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28%
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Delta (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man comes home to meet his mother and sister after many years away. He finds his mother living with a new boyfriend, and his sister to be grown-up. He begins to settle down in this new place by building a new home for himself on the delta. But ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: incest, forbidden love, parents and children, life is a bitch, family problems, obsession, isolation, dysfunctional family, human nature, sexual relations, village, homecoming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hungary, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Privates Lives (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Carmen Uranga is a 42 year-old woman who after 20 years jurisdiction of her native country (Argentina), she returns to solve a family problem related with the inheritance that her sick father wants to leave him. Their return trip results in the ...
Style: psychological, emotional, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: mother son incest, older woman younger man relationship, introspection, love affair, rehabilitation, sexual abuse, dysfunctional family, couples, sexual dysfunction, gender, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.2
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Teorema (1968)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A wealthy Italian household is turned upside down when a handsome stranger (Terence Stamp) arrives, makes love to every family member and then disappears. Each has an epiphany of sorts, but none can figure out who the seductive visitor was or why he ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, thought provoking, surreal, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, village, miraculous event, visitor, stranger, family problems, couple relations, mysterious character, lifestyle, mystery, dull life, nosy ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.0
 91
Redland (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: As a family struggles to survive in rural isolation during the Great Depression, their daughter's secret affair begins a journey into the unknown.
Style: atmospheric, rough, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: life is a bitch, love affair, family life, dysfunctional family, survival, pregnancy, parents and children, isolation, family problems, love and romance, family in crisis, wilderness ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.7
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Iphigenia (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The Greek army is about to set sail to a great battle, but the winds refuse to blow. Their leader, King Agamemnon, seeks to provide better food, but accidentally slays a sacred deer. His punishment from the gods, the sacrifice of his daughter ...
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: tragedy, sacrifice, king, army, greek mythology, life is a bitch, heroes, ocean, ocean or sea, greek, legends and myths, vengeance ...
Time: ancient history
Place: greece, europe, ancient greece
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24%
 6.7
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Porcile (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two dramatic stories. In an undetermined past, a young cannibal (who killed his own father) is condemned to be torn to pieces by some wild beasts. In the second story, Julian, the young son of a post-war German industrialist, is on the way to lie ...
Style: offbeat, atmospheric, clever, disturbing, controversial ...
Plot: cannibalism, social outcast, pig, social decay, son murders father, nudity (full frontal - brief), death, murder, zoophilia, family relations, human nature, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, middle ages
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.6
 740
King Lear (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 158 min.
Story: An aging King invites disaster when he abdicates to his corrupt, toadying daughters and rejects his one loving, but honest one.
Style: contemplative, bleak, emotional, talky, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, vengeance, parents and children, family problems, family relations, uncontrollable, nagging and grouching, royal family, siblings relations, human nature, intrigue, dishonesty ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Home Sweet Home (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The wife and son of an unemployed, foul-tempered man suffer under ever-worsening domestic violence. One day while his father is taking a nap, the young son decides to take matters into his own hands. In a panic, the wife and son both believe the man ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: disability, family relations, family problems, family in crisis, parents and children, dysfunctional family, couple relations, life is a bitch, domestic disturbance, homecoming, unsupportive spouse, abusive father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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90 Minutes (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Director Eva Sørhaug (Cold Lunch) reveals the rage and violence lurking beneath seemingly tranquil domesticity in her bold and uncompromising sophomore feature.
Style: bleak, disturbing, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, family problems, violence spree, danger, domestic disturbance, crimes, marital rape, breaking point, under the surface, deadly, graphic violence, domestic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.0
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Angel's Fall (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, Turkey
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Zeynep, Tülin Özen works in a hotel as a housekeeper. But she suffers hell on earth because of her father's behavior. She only talks to Mustafa, 'Engin Dogan' who works in the same hotel and he is interested in Zeynep. She is not ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, touching, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: parents and children, life is a bitch, love and romance, destiny, family problems, dull life, death in the family, dealing with death, family relations, chance, sexual content, starting over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The House of Bernarda Alba (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After the death of her husband Bernarda Alba puts her daughters under a rigurous mourning which does not even allow them to leave the house.
Style: bleak, touching, emotional, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: parents and children, obsession, death in the family, family in crisis, love and romance, dealing with death, unfulfillment, couples, family relations, family problems, tradition, tragedy ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe
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21%
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The Porcelain Horse (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ecuador
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Paco Chavez's life is careless and charming. It's a life of illicit drugs and a forbidden love affair he carries with Lucia, his former high school sweetheart, now married to another man. One night, Paco and his younger brother Luis, enter ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: forbidden love, addiction, love affair, family relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, crimes, drug abuse, parents and children, drug dealing, nudity (full frontal - brief), brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ecuador, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Ritual (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A young man drops out of college to fix his family when he senses something is terribly wrong at home.
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family life, curses spells and rituals, redemption, social decay, life is a bitch, domestic disturbance, youth, crumbling marriage, family problems, estrangement, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: bahamas, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.0
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Wolfy (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: There are two of them: a mother and a girl. They have no names. And they are in a constant run. The mother runs away from the daughter in an attempt to start new life, and the girl runs after her mother as she has no idea how to live without her. ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family problems, life is a bitch, parents and children, alcohol abuse, dysfunctional character, neo realism, negligence, family relations, addiction, human nature, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.7
 201
Ostia (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Two anarchistic brothers live by petty thievery and try to recover from their Catholic upbringing. Bandiera (Laurent Terzieff) and Rabbino (Franco Citti) were children when they pushed their drunk of a father out of a window for killing their pet ...
Plot: crying man, letter writing, thief, christianity, implied incest, christian, taking off clothes, crying male, corpse, promiscuity, butt naked, lust ...
Place: rome italy, italy
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20%
A Long Way Home (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Family members struggle to heal their emotional wounds after an incident of sexual abuse.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: family relations, teenager, psychiatrist, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, family in crisis, redemption, hopes, family problems, domestic disturbance, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Glassland (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In a desperate attempt to reunite his broken family, a young taxi driver becomes entangled in the criminal underworld.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak
Plot: dysfunctional family, unlikely criminals, moral dilemma, youth, family problems, life is a bitch, addiction, family relations, family in crisis, crimes, society
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
To the Left of the Father (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 163 min.
Story: Brazilian baroque. The young son that ran from his dominant family, descends into decadence and then returns to the nest. With melodramatic themes of tyrannical fathers, incest, fierce family conflicts and an overheated and intense visual style to ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, captivating, affectionate
Plot: incest, family problems, love and romance, destructive relationship, parents and children, family gatherings, family life, dysfunctional family, couples, clergy, innocence lost, love affair ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Little Boy Blue (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Living in rural Texas is a dysfunctional family: an abusive dad, a Vietnam vet with a war wound that's left him impotent; a compliant wife and a son of about 20, two small sons who look a lot like their brother. The dad harbors a secret, and he ...
Style: serious, disturbing, psychological, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual abuse, stepmother stepson relationship, incest, dysfunctional family, parents and children, murder, family problems, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, investigation, siblings relations, missing person ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, asia, vietnam, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Archipelago (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Patricia (Kate Fahy) and her two children, young adults Edward (Tom Hiddleston) and Cynthia (Lydia Leonard), arrive for a break at a holiday cottage. As rain and wind lash against the windows, Patricia grows exasperated at the absence of her ...
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: family relations, family in crisis, parents and children, estrangement, siblings relations, island, introspection, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, resort, hopes, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Everybody's Fine (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Matteo Scuro is a retired Sicilian bureaucrat, a widower with five children, all of whom live on the mainland and hold responsible jobs. He decides to surprise each with a visit and finds none as he imagined.
Style: clever, sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: family relations, introspection, family life, human nature, on the road, dysfunctional family, homeless, estrangement, family problems, parents and children, nudity (full frontal - brief), golden years ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: italy, sicily, florence, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.3
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Hold Back (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Paris, today. Dorcy, a young black Christian, wants to marry Sabrina, a young North African. It what would be a simple matter if it weren't for the fact that Sabrina has 40 brothers and that this easygoing wedding has crystallized a taboo ...
Style: sincere, contemplative, realistic, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: family relations, interracial relations, forbidden love, immigrants, love and romance, human nature, impossible love, family in crisis, society, family problems, unfulfillment, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
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19%
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The Dinner (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Story about two brothers and their wives, and the interactions between them and their two high school age children. When the kids get into serious trouble together, how will the parents relationships change with and among each other? Will the ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, suspense, biting ...
Plot: life turned upside down, family gatherings, family life, parents and children, couples, couple relations, family in crisis, siblings relations, human nature, family problems, under the surface, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%