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, sex with mother, roman empire, oedipus complex, incest, greek, prophecy, oracle, forbidden love, on the road, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, life is a bitch, ancient history, dysfunctional family, family problems, royal court, rise and fall, family in crisis, tragic hero, domestic disturbance, sex, fight, king ...
Place: rome italy, europe, ancient greece, italy, morocco

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and gloomy films with plots about family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, family problems, incest and family in crisis mostly in Drama, Comedy and Mystery genres. Some movies like Oedipus Rex: Savage Grace (2007), Mamma Roma (1962), Caligula Reincarnated As Nero (1982), Thursday Till Sunday (2012), Accused (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, mother son relationship, adultery, older woman younger man, murder, sexual relations, gay, socialite, son, family relations, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 60s, 1940s, 20th century ...
Place: europe, london, new york, england, usa ...
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50%
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Mamma Roma (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 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, youth, life is a bitch, parents and children, friendship, thief, redemption, hopes, family relations, human nature, going straight ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, post world war two
Place: rome italy, europe, italy, tokyo, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Caligula Reincarnated As Nero (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Caesar Neron indulges himself in any known debauchery including incest with his mother when his Empire slowly declines.
Style: erotic
Plot: mother son incest, orgy, sex with mother, ancient rome, incest, debauchery, erotica, torture, roman empire, coitus, female nudity, lesbian sex ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: serious, tense, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, bittersweet, parents and children, on the road, protecting from truth, crumbling marriage, siblings relations, under the surface, parents separation, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, tense, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, lawyer, family relations, under the surface, child abuse, parents and children, incest, family problems, youth, life is a bitch, prisoner, degradation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark
⇓ 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: prostitute, unemployment, poverty, pimp, robbery, family relations, life is a bitch, couple relations, criminal heroes, downfall, dishonesty, prostitution ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, post world war two, 50s, 70s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.1
 2K
King Lear (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 140 min.
Story: King Lear, old and tired, divides his kingdom among his daughters, giving great importance to their protestations of love for him. When Cordelia, youngest and most honest, refuses to idly flatter the old man in return for favor, he banishes her and ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, bleak, contemplative
Plot: betrayal, downfall, aging, rivalry, tragic hero, intrigue, unfulfillment, state affairs, life is a bitch, dishonesty, family relations, siblings relations ...
Place: russia
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100%
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, serious, sincere, emotional, realistic
Plot: mother son incest, sex with mother, older woman younger man relationship, incestuous sex, introspection, love affair, couples, sexual dysfunction, life is a bitch, love and romance, hopes, rehabilitation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
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39%
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 6.7
 22K
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, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, tragic hero, poisoning, revenge, state affairs, family relations, parents and children, royal family, unfulfillment, dishonesty, spirit, father son relationship ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, realistic, serious, emotional, sexy ...
Plot: incest, brother sister incest, forbidden love, parents and children, dysfunctional family, isolation, obsession, human nature, family problems, life is a bitch, homecoming, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hungary, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: incest, mother son incest, sex with mother, parents and children, dysfunctional family, adultery, coming of age, suburbs, couples, female masturbation, dark humor, neighborhood ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 98
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, serious, rough, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: life is a bitch, love affair, family life, family problems, love and romance, survival, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, isolation, parents and children, family in crisis, wilderness ...
Time: 1930s
Place: usa
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29%
 7.0
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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: thought provoking, surreal, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, village, miraculous event, stranger, visitor, family problems, couples, dull life, nosy, suburbs, dysfunctional family, obsession ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.7
 2K
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: stylized, gloomy, atmospheric, realistic, serious
Plot: tragedy, army, king, sacrifice, greek mythology, ocean, down on your luck, vengeance, legends and myths, parents and children, ancient history, destiny ...
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Il fascino sottile del peccato (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The young widow Arianna (Alexandra Delli Colli) has recently married to a businessman Aurelio (Vito Fornari). She brings her children, Carlotta (Claudia Cavalcanti) and Gustavo (Alfredo Galloto) the new family. Carlotta has a relationship with ...
Plot: mother son incest, sex with mother, older man younger woman sex, male full rear nudity, sex scene, seductress, female nudity, blackmail, gay son, incest, erotica, extramarital affair ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 808
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: serious, realistic, talky, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: betrayal, king, aging, unfulfillment, rivalry, tragic hero, life is a bitch, state affairs, intrigue, downfall, dishonesty, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.1
 1K
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: tense, disturbing, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: violence spree, family problems, family relations, crimes, domestic disturbance, marital rape, divorce, graphic violence, breaking point, under the surface, domestic violence, breast feeding ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.1
 793
Antigone (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In Thebes in ancient Greece, King Oedipus kills his father and marries his mother Jocasta, having two sons - Eteocles and Polyneices - and two daughters - Ismene and Antigone. King Oedipus dies a beggar in the exile after gouging out his own eye, ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, emotional
Plot: greek mythology, cave, rivalry, good versus evil, state affairs, tragic hero, samurai, heroes, betrayal, master warrior, family relations, righting the wronged ...
Time: 60s, 1920s
Place: ancient greece, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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: serious, emotional, touching, realistic, psychological
Plot: abusive father, domestic violence, disability, family problems, family relations, family in crisis, life is a bitch, domestic disturbance, dysfunctional family, parents and children, couple relations, unsupportive spouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.0
 1K
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, neorealism ...
Plot: life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, family problems, parents and children, alcohol abuse, little girl, family relations, negligence, mother daughter relationship, loneliness, human nature, addiction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.9
 988
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: touching, atmospheric, psychological, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: destiny, dull life, life is a bitch, parents and children, love and romance, family problems, death in the family, chance, sexual content, sexual abuse, unfulfillment, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Love Strange Love (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Man remembers 48 crucial hours in his life when, as a teenager, he visited his mother, the favorite woman of an important politician, in a bordello owned by her, right before some important political changes in Brazil, in 1937. In those hours, he ...
Style: suspense, twists and turns, suspenseful, unusual plot structure, rough
Plot: mother son incest, incest, sex with a minor, sex with mother, older woman teenage boy sex, male nudity, sex, boy, mother son relationship, female nudity, girl, party ...
Time: year 1937, 1930s, year 1982, 70s
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, sincere, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: psychiatrist, family relations, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, redemption, life is a bitch, domestic disturbance, hopes, parents and children, family in crisis, family problems, sexual abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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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: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: couples, family problems, family relations, family in crisis, obsession, parents and children, death in the family, love and romance, dealing with death, unfulfillment, suicide, tragedy ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, captivating, realistic, atmospheric, suspense ...
Plot: incest, family relations, family problems, love and romance, family gatherings, destructive relationship, family life, parents and children, dysfunctional family, couples, clergy, siblings relations ...
Time: 1940s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.6
 92
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, cynical ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, youth, crumbling marriage, domestic disturbance, family problems, estrangement, family life, social decay, curses spells and rituals, redemption, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: bahamas, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: incest, sexual abuse, dysfunctional family, stepmother stepson relationship, parents and children, murder, life is a bitch, family problems, haunted by the past, investigation, missing person, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, asia, usa, vietnam, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.4
 6K
Moebius (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A wife, overwhelmed with hatred for her husband, inflicts an unspeakable wound on their son, as the family heads towards horrific destruction.
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, semi serious, rough ...
Plot: mother son incest, prison rape, sexual abuse, perversion, vengeance, sex with mother, dysfunctional family, infidelity, human nature, strong sexual content, redemption, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seoul, korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: realistic, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: forbidden love, addiction, love affair, crimes, life is a bitch, love and romance, drug abuse, family relations, drug dealing, parents and children, nudity (full frontal - brief), brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, ecuador
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.6
 3K
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: clever, atmospheric, disturbing, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: zoophilia, pig, social outcast, social decay, son murders father, cannibalism, nudity (full frontal - brief), death, cannibal, murder, bestiality, satire ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, middle ages, post world war two
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%