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, psychological, gloomy, serious, reflective ...
Plot: pianist, marriage, reconciliation, dysfunctional family, family relations, parents and children, family life, family problems, reunion, family in crisis, family reunited, favoritism among siblings, mother daughter relationship, redemption, hospital, life is a bitch, hopes, haunted by the past, human nature, introspection, estrangement, unfulfillment, train, sister sister relationship, cemetery ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: sweden, europe

Most similar movies to Autumn Sonata

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and talky films with plots about dialogue, family relations, dysfunctional family, loneliness, storytelling, culture clash and relationships mostly in Drama and Music genres. Some movies like Autumn Sonata: Saraband (2003), Cries & Whispers (1972), Through a Glass Darkly (1961), Winter Light (1963), Interiors (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, psychological, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, unfulfillment, couple relations, crumbling relationship, breakup, destiny, introspection, human nature, family relations, hopes, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hamburg germany, florence italy, st. petersburg russia, australia, munich germany ...
⇓ 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, touching, psychological, serious, sincere ...
Plot: maid, terminal illness, estate, cancer, grudge, mansion, society, human nature, family life, family problems, life is a bitch, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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, gloomy ...
Plot: island, mental illness, schizophrenia, incest, dysfunctional family, estrangement, self destructing, human nature, couple relations, siblings relations, confined, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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, psychological, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: suicide, pastor, faith, winter, priest, isolation, small town, nuclear, clergy, human nature, introspection, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 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: bleak, psychological, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, depression, family problems, family relations, parents and children, family gatherings, family tragedy, sister sister relationship, father daughter relationship, sibling rivalry, character study, family drama ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: emotional, realistic, touching, sentimental, talky ...
Plot: reunion, redemption, parents and children, hopes, haunted by the past, cowboy, actor's life, human nature, family relations, small town, father son relationship, road trip ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, nevada, montana, texas, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: isolation, couples, island, opposites attract, chaos and mayhem, love and romance, love affair, deadly, friendship, destiny, architect, solitude ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 8.1
 20K
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, bleak, psychological, thought provoking, emotional ...
Plot: apocalypse, chaos and mayhem, worldwide chaos, unfulfillment, hopes, future dystopia, life is a bitch, birthday, terminal illness, nuclear holocaust, human nature, chase ...
Time: 80s
Place: sweden, europe, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, atmospheric, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: bishop, christmas, child abuse, ghost, funeral, siblings relations, childhood, orphan, dysfunctional family, coming of age, suffering, christianity ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, turn of the century
Place: sweden, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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: touching, emotional, talky, realistic, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coma, estrangement, family life, fall in love, family problems, nightshift, siblings relations, unfulfillment, parents and children, couple relations, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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, lesbian, terminal illness, travel, desire, sex, rage, incest, dysfunctional family, family relations, unfulfillment, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: europe, sweden, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, aging, hopes, love and romance, siblings relations, parents and children, unfulfillment, family life, family problems, family in crisis, family relations, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: usa, tennessee, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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, civil war, politics, betrayal, battles, introspection, political unrest, chaos and mayhem, crumbling marriage, on the run ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: israel, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: music, addiction, dysfunctional family, unfulfillment, family life, couples, downfall, ambition, estrangement, rock, drug abuse, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: realistic, serious, sincere, emotional, touching ...
Plot: african american, piano, hopes, siblings relations, family relations, family in crisis, family problems, family tradition, family life, estrangement, introspection, disagreement ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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, clever, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, terminal illness, cancer, small town, journal, family problems, unfulfillment, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, homecoming, death of parent ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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: touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere, sad ...
Plot: terminal illness, reconciliation, death, pregnancy, self discovery, couple relations, family life, child birth, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, parents and children, cancer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.7
 23K
Marvin's Room (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A leukemia patient attempts to end a 20-year feud with her sister to get her bone marrow.
Style: touching, emotional, uplifting, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: transplant, reunion, terminal illness, estrangement, leukemia, single parent, family problems, siblings relations, family relations, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, sibling relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, emotional, sentimental, touching, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, character study, comeback, guitar, country music, music, self discovery, parents and children, musician's life, couples, love affair, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: tense, clever, gloomy, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: addiction, dysfunctional family, irish, terminal illness, sailor, actor, redemption, drug abuse, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, family life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: connecticut, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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: realistic, bleak, sincere, meditative, non-linear ...
Plot: human nature, introspection, coincidence, infidelity, terminal illness, redemption, depression, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, couple relations, social problems, suffering ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1910s, 1950s, 1960s
⇓ 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: realistic, sincere, serious, touching, psychological ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, delusion, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, parents and children, unfulfillment, adolescence vs adulthood, self defense, solace, couples, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: tokyo, california, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.5
 679
Emile (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a story weaving the past and present together, Emile seeks redemption from the family he abandoned.
Style: serious, sincere, emotional, realistic, touching ...
Plot: orphan, family in crisis, family gatherings, hopes, family relations, parents and children, homecoming, golden years, siblings relations, dealing with death, life is a bitch, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, canada, england, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: uplifting, realistic, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: therapist, treatment, introspection, redemption, terminal illness, rehabilitation, rock, estrangement, human spirit, generation gap, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.3
 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: realistic, emotional, serious, atmospheric, sincere
Plot: siblings relations, parents and children, family in crisis, estrangement, family gatherings, family relations, island, dysfunctional family, introspection, hopes, family problems, resort
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, tense, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: divorce, marriage, breakup, selfishness, infidelity, human nature, family problems, couples, jealousy, introspection, society, romance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, sweden, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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, supportive spouse, alzheimer's disease, family drama, columbia university, relationships, mother daughter relationship, unfulfillment, life turned upside down, family bonds, sister sister relationship, parenthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, France, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Hanoi comes across almost picture-perfect in director Tran Anh Hung's beautiful, elegiac tale about the lives and loves of three Vietnamese sisters. A mood characteristic of Hung's films is set early on with the vivid sounds of birds, ...
Style: talky, sincere, serious, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: pregnancy, infidelity, dysfunctional family, cafe, anniversary, investigation, parents and children, unfulfillment, couple relations, family relations, love and romance, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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, touching, clever, serious ...
Plot: adoption, secret, dysfunctional family, jealousy, social worker, family secret, working class, funeral, loneliness, society, factory worker, reconciliation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.8
 8K
Ironweed (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Albany, New York, Halloween, 1938. Francis Phelan and Helen Archer are bums, back in their birth city. She was a singer on the radio, he a major league pitcher. Death surrounds them: she's sick, a pal has cancer, he digs graves at the cemetery ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, alcohol abuse, couple relations, mental illness, human nature, parents and children, rich and poor, life is a bitch, best friends, buddies, twists & turns, terminal illness ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%