Movies like The Banishment

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The Banishment (2007)
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The Banishment (2007)
Original name: Изгнание
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 157 min.
Story: A trip to the pastoral countryside reveals a dark, sinister reality for a family from the city.
Style: serious, emotional, melancholic, bleak, surreal, gloomy, captivating, realistic, biblical, enigmatic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, abortion, death, russian, pregnancy, crumbling marriage, countryside, misunderstanding, family bonds, relationships, family drama, adultery, betrayal, brothers, family, riddles and clues, psychopath, family relations, life is a bitch, painting, family problems, urban, couples, city life, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: czech republic, europe, russia

Most similar movies to The Banishment

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and emotional films with plots about relationships, culture clash, loneliness, runaway, mentor, storytelling and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Banishment: The Return (2003), Reconstruction (2003), She's So Lovely (1997), Rain (2001), Faithless (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Return (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A story of two Russian boys whose father suddenly returns home after a 12-year absence. He takes the boys on a holiday to a remote island on a lake that turns into a test of manhood of almost mythic proportions.
Style: bleak, serious, tense, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: russian, coming of age, island, fear, on the road, vacation, speedo, journal, abusive father, return, boy, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Reconstruction (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Late one evening Alex suddenly abandons his girlfriend, Simone, to pursue the beautiful Aimee. In his encounter with Aimee time and place dissolve for him and he becomes a stranger to Simone, to whom he cannot return.
Style: clever, psychological, atmospheric, gloomy, mind bending ...
Plot: love affair, hotel, subway, love, romance, disorder, dishonesty, couples, couple relations, losing-it hero, dangerous attraction, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, copenhagen denmark, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
She's So Lovely (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Maureen is pregnant and her husband Eddie is missing. Nervous, Maureen shares a couple of drinks with neighbor Kiefer, who tries to rape her and then beats her. When Eddie returns and finds his wife bruised, he goes ballistic, shoots a paramedic and ...
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: obsession, mental institution, mental illness, love triangle, couple relations, destructive relationship, romance, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family, mentally unstable, family problems, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 7.0
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Rain (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Janey is on vacation with her brother, Jim, mother, Kate, and father Ed, at their beach house on the Mahurangi Peninsual in New Zealand. Ed and Kate, who are on the verge of divorce, sit around in the back yard all day drinking whiskey and Janey and ...
Style: sexual, bleak, realistic, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, parents and children, siblings relations, love and romance, unfulfillment, family relations, romance, youth, couples, teenage life, family problems ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new zealand, australia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 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: psychological, realistic, clever, sincere, serious ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, betrayal, fall in love, rivalry, island, love and romance, destructive relationship, romance, crumbling marriage, couple relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: denmark, sweden, france, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Revolutionary Road (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children. Based on a novel by Richard Yates.
Style: bad ending, serious, depressing, heartbreaking, realistic ...
Plot: under the surface, couple relations, family problems, jealousy, abortion, destiny, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, adultery, housewife, dysfunctional family, self fulfillment ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1955, 1940s
Place: connecticut, usa, paris france, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 875
La séparation (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In Paris, Pierre and Anne have been living together for a couple of years and they have the eighteen months son Loulou, who stays with the nanny Laurence during the day while they work. Their best friends are the couple Victor and Claire, who also ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, sincere, melancholic ...
Plot: infidelity, betrayal, dysfunctional family, disintegration, couples, breakup, love affair, dishonesty, estrangement, couple relations, love and romance, family gatherings ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Alice and Martin (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 124 min.
Story: At the age of 20, Martin leaves his home town and comes to Paris, where he fortunately becomes a model by chance. He meets Alice, his brother's friend, and falls in love with her. They start a passionate relationship, although Martin remains ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: male model, romance, parents and children, gays and lesbians, couple relations, love and romance, family relations, on the run, pregnancy, haunted by the past, couples, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Anna Karenina (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Anna (Marceau) is a wife and mother who has an affair with the handsome Count Vronsky (Bean). Based on the novel by Tolstoy.
Style: psychological, emotional, atmospheric, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, tragic love, love triangle, destructive relationship, romance, betrayal, unfulfillment, couple relations, forbidden love, soldier, crumbling marriage, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.7
 4K
Happiness (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Though married to the good-natured, beautiful Thérèse, young husband and father François finds himself falling unquestioningly into an affair with an attractive postal worker.
Style: psychological, gloomy, sentimental, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, love triangle, romance, new wave, couple relations, love and romance, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, couples, fall in love, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 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 ⇓
58%
Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In California, a group of women struggle with personal problems as their paths intertwine in unexpected ways. Dr. Elaine Keener, the sole caretaker for her aging mother, turns to tarot card reader Christine for spiritual aid. Christine grapples with ...
Style: emotional, touching, melancholic, intense, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: loneliness, depression, sadness, dating, single parent, siblings relations, interracial relations, parents and children, illness, abortion, lesbian, pregnancy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.4
 6K
Blue Sky (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Hank Marshall is a tough, square-jawed, straitlaced Army engineer and nuclear science expert, assigned to help conduct weapons-testing in 1950's America. Hank has become a thorn in the side of the Army, though, for a couple of very different ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, melancholic, light ...
Plot: mental illness, infidelity, military life, couples, dysfunctional marriage, family problems, couple relations, romance, love affair, adultery, husband wife relationship, military base ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Myth of Fingerprints (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a New England dysfunctional family gathers for Thanksgiving, past demons reveal themselves as one son returns for the first time in three years.
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, intense, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, reunion, human nature, crumbling marriage, estrangement, siblings relations, parents and children, dealing with death, family life, eccentric family, thanksgiving, homecoming ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 ⇓
52%
 7.1
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I Am Love (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Emma left Russia to live with her husband in Italy. Now a member of a powerful industrial family, she is the respected mother of three, but feels unfulfilled. One day, Antonio, a talented chef and her son's friend, makes her senses kindle.
Style: stylized, realistic, gloomy, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: chef, high society, infidelity, russian, adultery, lesbian, birthday, bourgeoisie, restaurant, food, love and romance, passionate interest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.7
 21K
Knight of Cups (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Rick is a screenwriter living in Los Angeles. While successful in his career, his life feels empty. Haunted and confused, he finds temporary solace in the decadent Hollywood excess that defines his existence. Women provide a distraction to his daily ...
Style: touching, serious, non-linear, meditative, emotional ...
Plot: filmmaking, obsession, celebrity, romance, artists and showbiz, couples, looking for love, temptation, multiple storylines, storytelling, betrayal, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.9
 4K
The Mother (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A grandmother has a passionate affair with a man half her age, who is also sleeping with her daughter.
Style: sexual, realistic, touching, psychological, clever ...
Plot: love affair, domestic violence, infidelity, older woman younger man relationship, contests and competitions, golden years, parents and children, dealing with death, sexual relations, couple relations, family relations, romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 7.3
 10K
Bella (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An international soccer star is on his way to sign a multimillion dollar contract when something happens that brings his career to an abrupt end. A beautiful waitress, struggling to make it in New York City, discovers something about herself that ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: pregnancy, abortion, restaurant, beach, soccer, redemption, lifestyle, chef, reward, christianity, self discovery, latinos ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.6
 8K
The Greatest (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Teenagers Rose and Bennett were in love, and then a car crash claimed Bennett's life. He left behind a grieving mother, father and younger brother, and Rose was left all alone. She has no family to turn to for support, so when she finds out ...
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: pregnancy, parents and children, unfulfillment, adolescence vs adulthood, dealing with death, drugs/alcohol, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, family relations, hopes, teenage life, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
In a Better World (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The lives of two Danish families cross each other, and an extraordinary but risky friendship comes into bud. But loneliness, frailty and sorrow lie in wait.
Style: realistic, emotional, bleak, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: friendship, bully, loneliness, bullying, father son relationship, hospital, divorce, small town, bomb, anger, teacher, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sudan, denmark, europe, africa, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Woman Under the Influence (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Mabel, a mother and wife, is on the brink of insanity as her blue-collar husband Nick attempts to understand her plight.
Style: bleak, talky, tense, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: mental illness, domestic violence, housewife, mental breakdown, dysfunctional family, mad, couples, family problems, suburbs, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Rachel Getting Married (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young woman who has been in and out from rehab for the past 10 years returns home for the weekend for her sister's wedding.
Style: talky, realistic, serious, clever, gloomy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, african american, addiction, parents and children, doubts and hesitations, under the surface, romance, family gatherings, favoritism among siblings, self destructing, human nature, wedding preparations and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, usa, hawaii, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Nights in Rodanthe (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two unhappy people's lives become entwined when they have a life changing romance. Adrienne is a woman who's trying to decide whether to stay in her unhappy marriage or not. Her life changes when Paul, a doctor who is traveling to ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, romantic, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, parents and children, romance, infidelity, marriage crisis, middle age romance, true love, midlife crisis, love story, reconciliation, love, life philosophy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Run of the Country (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An Irish lad (Matt Keeslar) who fled from his oppressive, widowed father (Albert Finney) falls for a girl (Victoria Smurfit) from an affluent family.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, ira, politics, strained relationship, romance, fall in love, village, family relations, family in crisis, parents and children, village life, death in the family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.1
 2K
Stella (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Barmaid Stella Claire and blueblood Stephen Dallas have very little in common -- except they've fallen in love. When their relationship fails, Stella decides to raise the child they had, Jenny, alone. But Jenny and Stella are far from the ...
Style: realistic, sexual, touching, emotional, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: bar, working class, single parent, pregnancy, alcohol abuse, moral dilemma, society, love and romance, family relations, parents and children, destructive relationship, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
This Is My Father (1998)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: Ireland, Canada
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When schoolteacher Kieran Johnson (James Caan) discovers that his father was not a French sailor (as he had been led to believe) but rather an Irish farmer, Kieran looks to his mother (Moya Farrelly) for answers. When she refuses to provide any, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: small town, romance, coming of age, social differences, society, misfit, forbidden love, couples, siblings relations, love and romance, family in crisis, couple relations ...
Time: 1930s
Place: ireland, illinois, europe, usa, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Prince of Tides (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A troubled man talks to his suicidal sister's psychiatrist about their family history and falls in love with her in the process.
Style: emotional, psychological, touching, gloomy, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: dysfunctional family, psychiatrist, domestic violence, island, self discovery, football, therapy, haunted by the past, poet, extramarital affair, twin sister, american football ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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 ⇓
37%
 7.4
 4K
Time Out (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 134 min.
Story: An unemployed man finds his life sinking more and more into trouble as he hides his situation from his family and friends.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: unemployment, down on your luck, life is a bitch, family relations, couple relations, crimes, crumbling marriage, couples, family problems, dishonesty, society, countryside ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: switzerland, france, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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