Movies like Autumn Sonata

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Autumn Sonata (1978)
 8.3
 21K
Autumn Sonata (1978)
Original name: Höstsonaten
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Sweden, France, West Germany, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After a seven-year absence, Charlotte Andergast travels to Sweden to reunite with her daughter Eva. The pair have a troubled relationship: Charlotte sacrificed the responsibilities of motherhood for a career as a classical pianist. Over an emotional night, the pair reopen the wounds of the past. Charlotte gets another shock when she finds out that her mentally impaired daughter, Helena, is out of the asylum and living with Eva.
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, realistic, bleak, talky, serious, gloomy, psychological, reflective ...
Plot: marriage, pianist, reconciliation, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family in crisis, family life, family problems, family relations, reunion, mother daughter relationship, redemption, favoritism among siblings, family reunited, human nature, introspection, hospital, sister sister relationship, female protagonist, letter, loss of son, terminal illness, bad mother, child neglect, mother daughter estrangement ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, sweden

Most similar movies to Autumn Sonata

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, talky, realistic and emotional films with plots about dialogue, loneliness, family relations, storytelling, relationships, runaway and culture clash mostly in Drama, Music and Thriller genres. Some movies like Autumn Sonata: Saraband (2003), Cries & Whispers (1972), Through a Glass Darkly (1961), Winter Light (1963), The Passion of Anna (1969). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.7
 6K
Saraband (2003)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Italy, Finland, Germany, Austria
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The movie is a sequel to Bergman's Scenes from a Marriage (1973), where we revisit the characters of Johan and Marianne, then a married couple. After their divorce, Johan and Marianne haven't seen each other for 32 years. Marianne is still ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, crumbling marriage, human nature, introspection, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, family in crisis, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hamburg germany, helsinki finland, florence italy, st. petersburg russia, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Cries & Whispers (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 91 min.
Story: As Agnes slowly dies of cancer, her sisters are so deeply immersed in their own psychic pains that they can't offer her the support she needs. Maria is wracked with guilt at her husband's suicide, caused by his discovery of her ...
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, touching, psychological ...
Plot: maid, terminal illness, estate, cancer, human nature, mansion, sisters, family problems, family relations, family life, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Through a Glass Darkly (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 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, realistic ...
Plot: island, schizophrenia, mental illness, incest, human nature, dysfunctional family, parents and children, daughter, siblings relations, family problems, family relations, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.1
 18K
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, atmospheric, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: suicide, winter, priest, pastor, faith, small town, clergy, isolation, human nature, village, introspection, redemption ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: island, isolation, couples, opposites attract, friendship, love affair, chaos and mayhem, destiny, deadly, love and romance, architect, solitude ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Fanny and Alexander (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, France, West Germany
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Through the eyes of ten-year-old Alexander, we witness the delights and conflicts of the Ekdahl family, a sprawling bourgeois clan in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Sweden.
Style: sincere, surreal, serious, clever, atmospheric ...
Plot: bishop, christmas, funeral, ghost, siblings relations, orphan, child abuse, dysfunctional family, young heroes, small town, child prodigy, theatre group ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, turn of the century
Place: sweden, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 8.0
 10K
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, biting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: island, soldier, war, countryside, betrayal, civil war, politics, crumbling marriage, on the run, survival, introspection, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: israel, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Don't Come Knocking (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Howard Spence has seen better days. Once a big Western movie star, he now drowns his disgust for his selfish and failed life with alcohol, drugs and young women. If he were to die now, nobody would shed a tear over him, that's the sad truth. ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, stylized ...
Plot: small town, vandalism, redemption, rock, human nature, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, haunted by the past, music, reunion, estrangement, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: montana, nevada, usa, texas, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Movie in collections
 7.5
 17K
Interiors (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A look at a dysfunctional family dominated by the controlling madness of its matriarch, Eve. Her reluctant husband and their three daughters make doomed efforts to cope with Eve's demands, while also trying to get on with their own lives. But, ...
Style: talky, bleak, psychological, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, depression, suicide attempt, introspection, urban, parents and children, beach house, poet, beach, white rose, siblings relations, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 8.0
 15K
The Silence (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Traveling through an unnamed European country on the brink of war, sickly, intellectual Ester, her sister Anna and Anna's young son, Johan, check into a near-empty hotel. A basic inability to communicate among the three seems only to worsen ...
Style: sexual, psychological, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: hotel, sex, travel, desire, rage, terminal illness, lesbian, dysfunctional family, parents and children, sibling relationship, incest, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, sweden, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.5
 2K
Broken Wings (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Daphne and her four children try to cope with the abrupt death of husband/father. As the family seems to fall apart, a sudden incident gives them a chance to heal their 'broken wings'.
Style: emotional, talky, realistic, touching, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coma, single parent, human nature, basketball, bereavement, parents and children, siblings relations, death in the family, family in crisis, haunted by the past, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.0
 11K
One True Thing (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A career woman reassesses her parents' lives after she is forced to care for her cancer-stricken mother.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, clever, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, cancer, terminal illness, small town, parents and children, death of parent, homecoming, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family problems, family relations, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Scenes from a Marriage (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 283 min.
Story: Ten years of Marianne and Johan's relationship are presented. We first meet them ten years into their marriage. He is a college professor, she a divorce lawyer. They say that they are happily married - unlike their friends Katarina and Peter ...
Style: psychological, talky, realistic, tense, serious ...
Plot: divorce, marriage, selfishness, breakup, infidelity, crumbling marriage, introspection, romance, extramarital affair, couple relations, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, sweden, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Glass Menagerie (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A son longs to escape from his stifling home, where his genteel mother worries about the future prospects of his lame, shy sister.
Style: psychological, touching, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, aging, parents and children, siblings relations, romance, family in crisis, family life, family problems, family relations, hopes, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: tennessee, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Tender Mercies (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Alchoholic former country singer Mac Sledge makes friends with a young widow and her son. The friendship enables him to find inspiration to resume his career.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: character study, redemption, guitar, country music, music, comeback, country, musician's life, self discovery, starting over, country singer, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.5
 3K
Georgia (1995)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Sadie looks up to her older sister Georgia, a successful folk singer who's happily married with children, but can't break out of the bar-band circuit and hit the big time she desperately covets. It's in part due to her attraction to ...
Style: talky, realistic, touching, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: music, rock, musician's life, addiction, dysfunctional family, folk, downfall, alcohol, artist, band, rise and fall, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.9
 10K
My Life (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: It seems that Bob Jones has everything a man could want, namely a fulfilling job and a beautiful, pregnant wife, Gail. But Bob's life is turned upside-down when he is diagnosed with cancer and given four months to live -- not even enough time ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, talky ...
Plot: terminal illness, reconciliation, cancer, death, baby, pregnancy, family life, self discovery, parents and children, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Piano Lesson (1995)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: 1930's Pittsburgh, a brother comes home to claim "my half of the piano", a family heirloom; but his sister is not wanting to part with it. This is a glimpse of the conditions for African-Americans as well as some of the attitudes and ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: african american, introspection, siblings relations, family life, hopes, family relations, family in crisis, estrangement, family problems, disagreement, family tradition, piano ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: The film follows one day in the lives of the Tyrone family, each member is troubled and has been damaged by alcohol and/or drugs. In addition, they have issues with each other that lead to fights and an inability to reconcile completely with one ...
Style: clever, psychological, gloomy, serious, tense ...
Plot: addiction, irish, dysfunctional family, sailor, actor, terminal illness, family life, morphine, one day, crumbling marriage, redemption, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: connecticut, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 8.0
 33K
Secrets & Lies (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A middle-aged London factory worker is shocked when the mixed-race daughter she gave up at birth decides to track her down. At first she denies she is her mother. All family members become emotional, as everyone's secrets are exposed.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, clever, touching ...
Plot: adoption, secret, dysfunctional family, working class, social worker, family secret, jealousy, realism, parents and children, social differences, parent child relationship, reunion ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.1
 528
The Quiet Room (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, Italy, France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A seven-year-old girl adopts a vow of silence in protest when her quarrelsome parents grow increasingly hostile to one another.
Style: serious, touching, psychological, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, delusion, parents and children, family problems, family relations, crumbling marriage, adolescence vs adulthood, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, couples, self defense, solace ...
Time: 90s
Place: tokyo, california, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.5
 3K
Faithless (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Italy, Germany, Finland, Norway
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Scripted by Ingmar Bergman, this very personal film is about a destructive affair which wrecks the marriage of an actress (Marianne) and musician (Markus). Wanting to continue the affair, Marianne moves in with her lover. But she is tormented by ...
Style: serious, gloomy, psychological, realistic, clever ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, betrayal, love affair, romance, parents and children, love and romance, island, couples, crumbling marriage, couple relations, destructive relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: denmark, france, sweden, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Music Never Stopped (2011)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Henry struggles to bond with his estranged son, Gabriel, who suffers from a brain tumor that prevents him from forming new memories. With Gabriel unable to shed the beliefs and interests that caused their physical and emotional distance, Henry must ...
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Plot: parents and children, rock, family relations, rehabilitation, human spirit, introspection, redemption, terminal illness, estrangement, hopes, life is a bitch, generation gap ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 3K
Blue Car (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Gifted 18-year-old Meg has been abandoned by her father and neglected by her hardworking mother. Left to care for her emotionally disturbed younger sister, her world begins to unravel. She finds an outlet in writing poetry and support from her ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: writer's life, high school, parents and children, teenage life, love and romance, youth, family problems, family relations, innocence lost, teachers and students, family in crisis, power relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.1
 2K
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: emotional, realistic, serious, sincere, atmospheric
Plot: parents and children, family in crisis, estrangement, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, island, family relations, family gatherings, introspection, resort, family problems, hopes
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Hour of the Wolf (1968)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An artist in crisis is haunted by nightmares from the past in Ingmar Bergman's only horror film, which takes place on a windy island. During "the hour of the wolf" - between midnight and dawn - he tells his wife about his most painful ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, bleak, stylized, psychological ...
Plot: island, artist, isolation, diary, obsession, losing-it hero, mental illness, crumbling marriage, breakdown, pregnant wife, couple relations, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.5
 115K
Still Alice (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a devastating diagnosis, Alice and her family find their bonds tested.
Style: touching, heartbreaking, emotional, psychological, sad ...
Plot: memory loss, alzheimer's disease, family drama, columbia university, relationships, supportive spouse, mother daughter relationship, life turned upside down, unfulfillment, family bonds, parenthood, sister sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 8.0
 268K
Magnolia (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: An epic mosaic of many interrelated characters in search of happiness, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.
Style: talky, clever, bleak, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: human nature, introspection, coincidence, child prodigy, suicide attempt, chance, infidelity, terminal illness, redemption, cancer, seduction, suicide ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1910s, 1960s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 8.0
 15K
The Night (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A married couple attend a bourgeois party and wade through the stifling strain that long-term marriage has imposed upon them.
Style: stylized, gloomy, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: hospital, infidelity, party, nightclub, terminal illness, crumbling marriage, human nature, one day, introspection, couple relations, friendship, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: italy, europe, usa, los angeles, milan italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 8.1
 85K
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, talky, surreal ...
Plot: confession, actress, nurse, silence, psychiatry, patient, violence, postmodernism, betrayal, dream, institution, dreams ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%