Movies like Heart of Glass

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Heart of Glass (1976)
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Heart of Glass (1976)
Original name: Herz aus Glas
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A small Bavarian village is renowned for its "Ruby Glass" glass blowing works. When the foreman of the works dies suddenly without revealing the secret of the Ruby Glass, the town slides into a deep depression, and the owner of the glassworks becomes obssessed with the lost secret.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, allegory, psychological, gloomy, serious, experimental, contemplative, meditative, enigmatic ...
Plot: hypnosis, village, village life, murder, factory, curses spells and rituals, warning, dream, surrealism, mountain, weird, hallucination, existentialism, melancholy, art, dreams, poetry, artistic, greed, obsession, deadpan, crime gone awry, dialogue, magic realism, german ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: tokyo

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Most similar movies to Heart of Glass

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out melancholic, thought provoking, enigmatic and cerebral films with plots about existentialism, loneliness, catastrophe, weird, dialogue, suprisingly clever and storytelling mostly in Drama, Biography and Comedy genres. Some movies like Heart of Glass: Woyzeck (1979), The Sacrifice (1986), In Praise of Love (2001), Nostalgia (1983), The Wind Will Carry Us (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Woyzeck (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Having fathered an illegitimate child with his lover, Marie, feckless soldier Franz Woyzeck takes odd jobs around his small town to provide some extra money for them. One of them is volunteering for experiments conducted by a local doctor, who puts ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, atmospheric, psychological, tense ...
Plot: murder, military, soldier, obsession, crimes, deadly, fighting the system, love affair, military life, infidelity, society, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1920s
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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, thought provoking, serious, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: hopes, apocalypse, save the world, society, human nature, redemption, catastrophe, unfulfillment, hysteria, worldwide chaos, sacrifice, insanity ...
Time: 80s
Place: sweden, europe, russia
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94%
In Praise of Love (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Someone we hear talking - but whom we do not see - speaks of a project which describes the four key moments of love: meeting, physical passion, arguments/separation and making up. This project is to be told through three couples: young, adult and ...
Style: psychological, intellectual, meditative, enigmatic, stylized ...
Plot: politics, philosophy, art, romance, painter, humanity, loneliness, life & death, life philosophy, existentialism, showbiz, filmmaking ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe, tokyo, japan
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94%
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Nostalgia (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Soviet Union
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The Russian poet Andrei Gorchakov, accompanied by guide and translator Eugenia, is traveling through Italy researching the life of an 18th-century Russian composer. In an ancient spa town, he meets the lunatic Domenico, who years earlier had ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, gloomy, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: insanity, dream, culture clash, redemption, writer's life, philosophy, memory, couples, cliche, unfulfilled love, countryside, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: italy, russia, europe, rome italy, tuscany
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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Institute Benjamenta, or This Dream That One Calls Human Life (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Japan, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jakob arrives at the Institute Benjamenta (run by brother and sister Johannes and Lisa Benjamenta) to learn to become a servant. With seven other men, he studies under Lisa: absurd lessons of movement, drawing circles, and servility. He asks for a ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: eccentric family, siblings relations, love triangle, haunted by the past, boarding school life, love and romance, crimes, master and servant, mind game, boarding school, family relations, power relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, tokyo
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86%
The Wind Will Carry Us (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Irreverent city engineer Behzad comes to a rural village in Iran to keep vigil for a dying relative. In the meanwhile the film follows his efforts to fit in with the local community and how he changes his own attitudes as a result.
Style: thought provoking, serious, touching, melancholic, compassionate ...
Plot: countryside, small town, fish out of water, family relations, village, parents and children, politics, village life, terminal illness, mountain, farm, engineer ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, kurdistan
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83%
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Japan (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A painter from the big city goes to a remote canyon to commit suicide. To reach some calmness he stays at the farmstead of Ascen, an old religious woman. Although only a few words are spoken, love grows.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, meditative, melancholic, serious ...
Plot: older woman younger man sex, village, solitude, suicide attempt, countryside, widow, old woman, life philosophy, depression, runaway, love of one's life, sexual desire ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, argentina
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83%
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Not Yet (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 134 min.
Story: This film tells the story of professor Uehida Hyakken-sama (1889-1971), in Gotemba, around the forties. He was a university professor until an air raid, when he left to become a writer and has to live in a hut. His mood has hardly changed, not by ...
Style: emotional, contemplative, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: samurai, world war two, curses spells and rituals, teachers and students, golden years, youth, unfulfillment, writer's life, family relations, reunion, teacher, death ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, hong kong, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Winter Light (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A Swedish pastor fails a loving woman, a suicidal fisherman and God.
Style: bleak, thought provoking, atmospheric, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: suicide, pastor, winter, faith, priest, midlife crisis, isolation, small town, dishonesty, hopes, clergy, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: eastern europe
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81%
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Querelle (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Here is the story of a beautiful, proud and tough loner, a sailor named Querelle, whose commanding officer Seblon worships and desires him from afar. Querelle turns on his drugs-smuggling partner and murders him. He then goes to a notorious brothel ...
Style: sexual, sexy, stylized, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, murder, betrayal, nudity (full frontal - brief), crimes, village life, love and romance, gender, gang, gangsters, dishonesty, drug dealing ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
The Passion of Anna (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Andreas, a man struggling with the recent demise of his marriage and his own emotional isolation, befriends a married couple also in the midst of psychological turmoil. In turn he meets Anna, who is grieving the recent deaths of her husband and son. ...
Style: bleak, psychological, gloomy, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: isolation, couples, island, opposites attract, love and romance, deadly, chaos and mayhem, destiny, friendship, love affair, architect, solitude ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: eastern europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Taste of Cherry (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A middle-aged Tehranian man, Mr. Badii is intent on killing himself and seeks someone to bury him after his demise. Driving around the city, the seemingly well-to-do Badii meets with numerous people, including a Muslim student, asking them to take ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
Plot: on the road, soldier, rain, obsessive quest, deadly, passenger, midlife crisis, haunted by the past, lgbt, muslim, driving, existentialism ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Zero Kelvin (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Sweden
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Larsen, an aspiring poet in '20s Oslo, leaves his girlfriend to spend a year as a trapper in East Greenland. There he is teamed with a seemingly rough old sailor/trapper, Randbæk, and a scientist, Holm. Trapped in a tiny hut together as the ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: survival, writer's life, obsessive quest, danger, isolation, infidelity, couples, male nudity, winter, poet, arctic, snow ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: greenland, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Eternity and a Day (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Greece, Germany
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Alexander, a famous writer, is very ill and has only a few days to live. He meets a little boy on the street, who is an illegal immigrant from Albania. Alexander then takes the boy home.
Style: psychological, contemplative, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: terminal illness, poet, writers, ocean or sea, hospital, on the road, human nature, family life, self discovery, haunted by the past, bus, master and servant ...
Time: 90s, future
Place: greece, tokyo, australia, japan
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78%
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Urbania (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Charlie takes an odyssey through grief during a fall weekend in New York City. His encounters are planned and chance: with a homeless man who sleeps by his building, with a friend who's dying, with the couple who lives (and noisily loves) in ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: urban legend, haunted by the past, dangerous attraction, couples, crimes, gender, city life, urban, vengeance, storytelling, murder, legends and myths ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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77%
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The Eel (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: White-collar worker Yamashita finds out that his wife has a lover visiting her when he's away, suddenly returns home and kills her. After eight years in prison, he returns to live in a small village, opens a barber shop (he was trained as a ...
Style: captivating, psychological, touching, enigmatic, serious ...
Plot: redemption, starting over, human nature, social relations, hopes, haunted by the past, crimes of passion, murder, ufo, village, infidelity, erotica ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Veronika Voss (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In Munich 1955, German film star Veronika Voss becomes a drug addict at the mercy of corrupt Dr. Marianne Katz, who keeps her supplied with morphine. After meeting sports writer Robert Krohn, Veronika begins to dream of a return to stardom. As the ...
Style: stylized, gloomy, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: movie star, morphine, addiction, battles, gem, hopes, love and romance, actor's life, journalism, life is a bitch, soldier, drug abuse ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 80s, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: munich germany, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Through a Glass Darkly (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Karin hopes to recover from her recent stay at a mental hospital by spending the summer at her family's cottage on a tiny island. Her husband, Martin, cares for her but is frustrated by her physical withdrawal. Her younger bother, Minus, is ...
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: island, mental illness, schizophrenia, incest, insanity, electroshock therapy, brother sister incest, dysfunctional family, confined, estrangement, self destructing, siblings relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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, life is a bitch, danger, human nature, bus, village, culture clash, dogma ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, australia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film follows Kaspar Hauser (Bruno S.), who lived the first seventeen years of his life chained in a tiny cellar with only a toy horse to occupy his time, devoid of all human contact except for a man who wears a black overcoat and top hat who ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: german, human nature, youth, misfit, exploitation, tragedy, crime gone awry, mentor, dungeon, confined, mysterious character, contact ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1820s
Place: germany, europe, bavaria, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Stroszek (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Bruno Stroszek is released from prison and warned to stop drinking. He has few skills and fewer expectations: with a glockenspiel and an accordion, he ekes out a living as a street musician. He befriends Eva, a prostitute down on her luck and they ...
Style: surreal, thought provoking, contemplative, emotional, touching ...
Plot: american dream, german, immigrants, on the road, pimp, bittersweet, culture clash, human nature, alcohol abuse, fish out of water, cult, self discovery ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: wisconsin, usa, germany, europe, west berlin west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Ballad of Narayama (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In a small village in a valley everyone who reaches the age of 70 must leave the village and go to a certain mountain top to die. If anyone should refuse he/she would disgrace their family. Old Orin is 69. This winter it is her turn to go to the ...
Style: bleak, gloomy, realistic, serious, meditative ...
Plot: village, mountain, elderly, golden years, life is a bitch, society, family relations, left to die, human nature, family life, down on your luck, village life ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.1
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Naked Lunch (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally murders his wife and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in an Islamic port town in Africa.
Style: psychedelic, disturbing, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: hallucination, murder, exterminator, bug, addiction, drug abuse, seduction, crimes, life is a bitch, strong sexual content, delusion, losing-it hero ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, new york, north africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Our Music (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Jean-Luc Godard's poetic meditation on war, violence and defeat. The film is structured in three parts. The three segments are "Hell", "Purgatory", and "Heaven". The first segment is a montage of war images from ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, meditative, intellectual, philosophical ...
Plot: politics, human nature, society, anti war, journalist, religion, existentialism, life philosophy, greed, self discovery, bosnian war, marines ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, bosnia, former yugoslavia, sarajevo, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Shame (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Ingmar Bergman's psychological study of how humans react in a situation of war. The film takes place on Gotland, where invasion forces arrives.
Style: psychological, bleak, suspense, biting, realistic ...
Plot: island, soldier, war, civil war, politics, betrayal, on the run, crumbling marriage, battles, chaos and mayhem, countryside, political unrest ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: eastern europe, israel, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.4
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Seventh Heaven (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A bored, sexually frustrated woman's life improves when she begins hypnotherapy and tries feng shui, but her husband's life unravels.
Style: sexy, sexual, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: kleptomania, hypnosis, infidelity, couples, unfulfillment, love and romance, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, mental illness, family problems, fainting, power relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: tokyo, hong kong, japan, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Last Year at Marienbad (1961)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Takes place in a chateau, an ambiguous story of a man and a woman who may or may not have met last year at Marienbad.
Style: psychological, surreal, atmospheric, mind bending, realistic ...
Plot: chateau, hotel, mystery, obsession, amnesia, haunted by the past, romance, new wave, dishonesty, destiny, love affair, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 8.1
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Persona (1966)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young nurse, Alma, is put in charge of Elisabeth Vogler: an actress who is seemingly healthy in all respects, but will not talk. As they spend time together, Alma speaks to Elisabeth constantly, never receiving any answer. Alma eventually ...
Style: atmospheric, sexual, psychological, experimental, talky ...
Plot: confession, nurse, postmodernism, actress, dream, patient, psychiatry, betrayal, violence, dreams, nervous breakdown, identity crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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The Mirror (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A dying man in his forties remembers his past. His childhood, his mother, the war, personal moments and things that tell of the recent history of all the Russian nation.
Style: atmospheric, thought provoking, psychological, enigmatic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, nature, countryside, poetry, memory, human nature, family life, stream of consciousness, existentialism, childhood, haunted by the past, family relations ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 60s, 20th century, 1940s ...
Place: russia, europe, spain, soviet union, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Careful (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the remote Alpine village of Tolzbad at the turn of the century, people talk quietly and restrain their movements lest avalanches come and kill them. This atmosphere lends itself to repressed emotions - shown through the parallel stories of ...
Style: surreal, stylized, disturbing, atmospheric, experimental ...
Plot: family problems, village, mountain, ghost, expressionism, incest, mother son incest, family life, village life, repression, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 1920s, 19th century
Place: swiss alps, tokyo, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%