Movies like Melancholia 2008

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Melancholia (2008)
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Melancholia (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 450 min.
Story: A story about victims of summary executions. Three people start a strange therapy to escape their agonies.
Style: psychological, bleak, serious, stylized, atmospheric, gloomy, experimental, contemplative
Plot: friendship, survival, friends, life is a bitch, danger, haunted by the past, wilderness, prostitute, pimp, sex show, therapy, apocalypse, obsessive quest, society, chaos, political unrest, dealing with death, escapades, future dystopia, state affairs, social relations, vestiges of humanity, jungle, military, nun ...
Time: future
Place: asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, bleak and atmospheric films with plots about life is a bitch, society, danger, survival, friendship, haunted by the past and human nature mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Mystery genres. Some movies like Melancholia: The Road (2009), From What Is Before (2014), One Hundred Mornings (2009), The Rebirth (2007), Cow (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Road (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind and water. It is cold enough to crack stones, and, when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the ...
Style: bleak, rough, harsh, gloomy, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, post apocalypse, apocalypse, post apocalyptic, father son relationship, starvation, on the road, cannibalism, vestiges of humanity, future dystopia, catastrophe, journey ...
Time: future
Place: usa
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From What Is Before (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 338 min.
Story: The Philippines, 1972. Mysterious things are happening in a remote barrio. Wails are heard from the forest, cows are hacked to death, a man is found bleeding to death at the crossroad and houses are burned. Ferdinand E. Marcos announces Proclamation ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: village life, forces of nature, mystery, isolation, society, clergy, danger, confined, village, chaos, martial law, army ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1970, year 1972, year 1971
Place: the philippines
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67%
One Hundred Mornings (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set in a world upended by a complete breakdown of society, two couples hide out in a lakeside cabin hoping to survive this crisis.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: infidelity, survival, vestiges of humanity, danger, dishonesty, betrayal, life is a bitch, chaos, couples, isolation, social decay, couple relations ...
Time: future
Place: ireland, europe
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47%
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The Rebirth (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Coincidence and the aftermath of violence. A man's middle-school daughter has been murdered. His wife is already deceased. He tells a counselor he wants to live in anonymity, working with his hands. He moves away and gets a job in a factory. ...
Style: serious, psychological, sincere, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, haunted by the past, friendship, life is a bitch, small town, loss of daughter, forgiveness, friends, deadly, starting over, dealing with death, interview ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 7.2
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Cow (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Chinese peasant is given the responsibility of protecting his village's special dairy cow during a particularly harsh winter in 1940.
Style: semi serious, atmospheric, touching, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: wartime life, friendship, survival, animal life, danger, life is a bitch, escapades, village, war, dark humor, refugee, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: china, asia
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30%
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Dealer (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In an impressive follow up to his debut film Forest, Benedek Fliegauf tells the uncompromising story of a day in the life of a drug dealer. His clients include the leader of a religious sect, a friend who needs a final fix, a former lover who has ...
Style: psychological, stylized, atmospheric, serious, bleak ...
Plot: life is a bitch, addiction, drug abuse, misfit, social misfits, drug dealing, crimes, estrangement, society, overdose, drugs/alcohol, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hungary, europe
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29%
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Distance (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 132 min.
Story: On the eighth anniversary of a cult's failed chemical attack on Tokyo and their subsequent mass suicide, family members of those affected gather at the cult's former base on the shores of a lake to observe the anniversary of their loved ...
Style: psychological, bleak, serious, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: danger, supernatural, life is a bitch, destiny, terrorism, estrangement, haunted by the past, teenage life, afterlife, death in the family, deadly, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
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29%
Endless Night (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France, Bulgaria
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Greenland, 1908. Josephine, self-confident and bold wife of famous Arctic explorer Robert Peary, embarks on a dangerous journey in pursuit of her husband who is seeking a route to the North Pole. But Josephine is also naïve and ignores warnings ...
Style: captivating, serious, psychological, tense, stylized ...
Plot: adventure, survival, couples, wilderness, danger, escapades, forces of nature, north pole, friendship, strong female presence, couple relations, struggle for survival ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 90s
Place: greenland
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29%
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Between Us (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A group of literature-loving friends bury letters to be opened 10 years later when they will confront the dreams of their youth with what the future has held in store for them.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, sincere, tense ...
Plot: haunted by the past, friendship, life turned upside down, reunion, friends, life is a bitch, under the surface, writer's life, countryside, brazilian, innocence lost
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.0
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War Story (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Lee is a world-weary American woman who arrives in an Italian city. Her tangles with hotel staff, incessant smoking and her disregard of the persistently ringing telephone hint at her volatility brewing beneath the surface. Between fitful naps, she ...
Style: tense, realistic, psychological, serious, bleak ...
Plot: photojournalist, haunted by the past, society, immigrants, life is a bitch, female protagonist, rivalry, couples, strong female presence, photographer, war photographer
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sicily, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.7
 13
G.H.B. (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A reflection on love and pleasure experienced by three women, set in France, New York, and Shanghai.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: on the run, obsessive quest, friendship, haunted by the past, on the road, looking for love, life is a bitch, friends, strong female presence, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The King Is Alive (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Finland, South Africa, Norway, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Stranded in the heat of a barren African desert, eleven bus-passengers shelter in the remnants of an abandoned town. As rescue grows more remote by the day and anxiety deepens, an idea emerges: why not stage a play. However the choice of King Lear ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, bleak, stylized, melancholic ...
Plot: desert, survival, isolation, rescue, stranded, danger, life is a bitch, human nature, bus, village, culture clash, dogma ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, australia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.8
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First Winter (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When winter begins, life is serene for a group of new-age Brooklynites living in a remote country farmhouse. Sex, drugs, yoga, and organic cooking absorb their days, safely tucked away from the stresses of urban life. But when a blackout of ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: survival, isolation, human nature, confined, social relations, wilderness, party, innocence lost, heroin, menage a trois, yoga, bathtub ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
If Nothing Else Works Out (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 2006, a journalist in financial problems, a woman who dresses as a man and a troubled taxi driver become friends, and gradually, an awkward, strong emotional bond emerges among them, especially when they decide to play a confidence game.
Style: sincere, rough, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, crimes, danger, life is a bitch, injustice, drug abuse, social decay, human nature, society, drug dealing, prostitute, unemployment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil
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25%
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Autumn (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man struggles after his release from ten years as a political prisoner.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: prostitute, love affair, homecoming, starting over, reconciliation, love and romance, society, life is a bitch, hopes, family relations, fighting illness, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, black sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Horse Money (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal
Duration: 103 min.
Story: While the young captains lead the revolution in the streets, the people of Fontainhas search for Ventura, lost in the woods.
Style: psychological, emotional, touching, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: social decay, haunted by the past, rebellion, introspection, state affairs, society, human nature, life is a bitch, revolution, immigrants, mental institution, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: portugal, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Quintet (1979)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: During a future ice age, dying humanity occupies its remaining time by playing a board game called Quintet. For one small group, this obsession is not enough. They play the game with living pieces, and only the winner survives.
Style: psychological, futuristic, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: ice age, future dystopia, isolation, danger, rivalry, life is a bitch, society, chaos, apocalypse, survival, obsession, glacier ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.1
 510
Sounds of Sand (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On the one hand, there's the desert eating away at the land. The endless dry season, the lack of water. On the other there's the threat of war. The village well has run dry. The livestock is dying. Trusting their instinct, most of the ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, captivating, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: life is a bitch, family in danger, on the road, survival, militant, starvation, parents and children, survivor, desert, village, escapades, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Hide Your Smiling Faces (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Tommy and his older brother Eric live in the midst of vast remote forests. The death of their friend pushes them close to the edge. Eric doesn’t know how to channel his energy. All at once, nature’s vastness feels stifling.
Style: rough, touching, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, haunted by the past, human nature, teenage life, dealing with death, family relations, tragic event, fear of death, coming of age, life is a bitch, life philosophy, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Revengers Tragedy (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Revengers Tragedy is a film adaptation of the 1606 play The Revenger's Tragedy It was directed by Alex Cox and adapted for the screen by Cox's fellow Liverpudlian, Frank Cottrell Boyce. The film stars Christopher Eccleston as the ...
Style: bleak, thought provoking, serious, atmospheric, futuristic ...
Plot: revenge, murder, wedding, mentally unstable, haunted by the past, vengeance, secret identity, dark humor, anti hero, social decay, life is a bitch, dishonesty ...
Time: future
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Donner Party (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on the real events of The Donner Party tragedy. The Donner Party was a group of California-bound American settlers caught up in the western expansion of the 1840s. After becoming snowbound in the Sierra Nevada during the winter of 1846-1847, a ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: survival, human nature, danger, wilderness, isolation, moral dilemma, hopes, mountain, desperation, escapades, confined, prayer ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Light Shines Only There (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A man has thrown away love and a woman has given up on love. The two souls meet in a brief summer in the northern city of Hakodate.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, touching, bleak
Plot: prostitute, dysfunctional family, social decay, fall in love, life is a bitch, family problems, friends, love and romance, society, friendship, haunted by the past, unemployment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013
Place: japan, hokkaido
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Black Rain (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The story of the aftermath of the Hiroshima bombing, based on Masuji Ibuse's novel.
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: survival, world war two, atomic bomb, radiation sickness, nuclear war, parents and children, village, terminal illness, couple relations, innocence lost, homecoming, village life ...
Place: asia, japan, hiroshima japan
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22%
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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, emotional, serious, contemplative, thought provoking ...
Plot: hopes, apocalypse, society, save the world, human nature, redemption, catastrophe, hysteria, worldwide chaos, unfulfillment, sacrifice, insanity ...
Time: 80s
Place: sweden, europe, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.0
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The Cleaner (2012)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Peru
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A forensic cleaner, responsible for the removal of human corpses, has never been able to relate with people or life. Suddenly, he will become accountable for an 8-year-old orphan who has been left behind in the middle of a mysterious epidemic crisis ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, touching, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: friendship, friends, deadly, escapades, danger, survival, orphan, illness, dead mother, boy, gain trust, plague ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: peru
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22%
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Back to 1942 (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 145 min.
Story: In 1942, Henan Province was devastated by the most tragic famine in modern Chinese history, resulting in the deaths of at least three million men, women and children. Although the primary cause of the famine was a severe drought, it was exacerbated ...
Style: rough, serious, captivating, realistic, bleak
Plot: drought, world war two, danger, life is a bitch, chaos, survival, wartime life, on the run, escapades, against humanity, family in danger, on the road ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1942
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Journey from the Fall (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Thirteen years after the end of the Vietnam War, a family who was tragically affected by the war are forced to emigrate to America.
Style: sincere, serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: vietnam war, fighting the system, human spirit, re-education, military, life is a bitch, immigrants, tragic hero, danger, hopes, society, refugees ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, california, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.1
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Freedom (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal, Lithuania
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A few fugitives... And a very, very long way to freedom.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy, stylized ...
Plot: desert, danger, disorder, communication problem, fish out of water, survival, culture clash, escapades, hunger, human nature, on the road, boat chase ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: morocco, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.6
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Becloud (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Alejandro Gerber Bicecci’s “Vaho (Becloud)” tells the story of three childhood friends, Andres, Felipe, and Jose, and their lives in a dusty, run down corner of Mexico City. The boys were inseparable until they witnessed a tragedy that haunts ...
Style: disturbing, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: friendship, haunted by the past, family relations, society, life is a bitch, parents and children, witnessing a crime, racism, guilt, lynching, friends, child witness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.6
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Little Soldier (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A soldier returning from war is hired by her own father to drive his prostitutes around town. She calls upon herself to help one of them.
Style: atmospheric, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, friendship, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, family problems, injustice, military, hopes, family relations, feminism, human spirit, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe
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21%