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The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974)
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The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974)
Original name: Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle
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 feeds him.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, serious, realistic, clever, offbeat, thought provoking, sincere, touching ...
Plot: mysterious character, human nature, liberation, teaching the ways of the world, village, german, society, social misfits, captivity, village life, confined, misfit, youth, power relations, social relations, feral man, re-education, existentialism, exploit, freak, art, isolation, nature, cat, brain ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1820s
Place: germany, europe, dungeon

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, talky, atmospheric and reflective films with plots about culture clash, runaway, catastrophe, loneliness, storytelling, mentor and dialogue mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser: The Elephant Man (1980), Stroszek (1977), Mr. Turner (2014), Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972), Heart of Glass (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Elephant Man (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man being mistreated by his "owner" as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous façade, there is revealed a person of great intelligence and sensitivity. Based on the true story of Joseph ...
Style: psychological, emotional, touching, surreal, bleak ...
Plot: social misfits, disfigurement, freak, disability, dignity, physical appearance, life is a bitch, hospital, human nature, exploitation, hopes, suffering ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1880s, 1800s
Place: england, london, europe
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 8.0
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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, emotional, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
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Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: wisconsin, usa, europe, germany, west berlin west germany ...
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Mr. Turner (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, France, Germany
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner lives his last 25 years with gusto and secretly becomes involved with a seaside landlady, while his faithful housekeeper bears an unrequited love for him.
Style: clever, stylized, epic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: painter, estrangement, aging, artists and showbiz, elderly, elderly lovers, master and servant, supportive spouse, couple relations, parents and children, love and romance, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1820s, 1830s, victorian era ...
Place: england, london, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A few decades after the destruction of the Inca empire, a Spanish expedition leaves the mountains of Peru and goes down the Amazon river in search of gold and wealth. Soon, they come across great difficulties and Don Aguirre, a ruthless man who ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, tense, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: adventure, gold, expedition, legends and myths, treasure hunt, obsession, amazon, jungle, insanity, monk, starvation, slavery ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: south america, peru, latin america, spain, andes mountains
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Heart of Glass (1976)
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 ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, serious, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: hypnosis, factory, curses spells and rituals, village, dream, murder, village life, surrealism, warning, mountain, existentialism, art ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Even Dwarfs Started Small (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The inhabitants of an institution in a remote country rebel against their keepers. Their acts of rebellion are by turns humorous, boring and alarming. An allegory on the problematic nature of fully liberating the human spirit, as both commendable ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, captivating, offbeat, avant garde ...
Plot: rebellion, revolution, mental institution, human nature, fighting the system, animal cruelty, teacher, destruction, society, rebelliousness, chaos and mayhem, surrealism ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.2
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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, serious, disturbing, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, military, soldier, obsession, childhood trauma, youth, child hero, becoming an adult, child, unlikely criminals, infidelity, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: West Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Emmi Kurowski, a cleaning lady, is lonely in her old age. Her husband died years ago, and her grown children offer little companionship. One night she goes to a bar frequented by Arab immigrants and strikes up a friendship with middle-aged mechanic ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: racism, foreigner, romance, immigrants, fall in love, german, wife husband relationship, unsociability, parent child relationship, urban, unlikely couple, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: germany, morocco, europe, west germany, munich germany
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38%
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Home from Home: Chronicle of a Vision (2013)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 231 min.
Story: Follow-up to the TV trilogy "Heimat", this time for cinemas, set again in the fictional village Schabbach in the Hunsrück region of Rhineland-Palatinate.
Style: serious, atmospheric, bleak, epic, realistic ...
Plot: teenage life, village life, village, coming of age, society, youth, social relations, parents and children, siblings relations, family relations, diary, emigration ...
Time: 19th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.2
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Andrei Rublev (1966)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 165 min.
Story: An expansive Russian drama, this film focuses on the life of revered religious icon painter Andrei Rublev. Drifting from place to place in a tumultuous era, the peace-seeking monk eventually gains a reputation for his art. But after Rublev witnesses ...
Style: atmospheric, epic, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Plot: monk, artist, social misfits, christianity, monastery, human spirit, painter, prodigy, power, rape, torture, religions or cults ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages, 1400s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.1
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Ludwig II (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A dramatic retelling of the life of Ludwig II, King of Bavaria, one of the most fascinating monarchs of modern times. From his accession to the throne at the age of 18 to his passionate support of Richard Wagner and his music. From his ingenuous ...
Style: stylized, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: suicide, king, royal family, mentally unstable, royal court, tragic hero, palaces castles and temples, downfall, idealism, state affairs, youth, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s
Place: bavaria, europe, germany, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.1
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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, surreal, serious, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: hypnosis, human nature, countryside, wartime life, family life, couple relations, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, couples, family relations, childhood, surrealism ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 60s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: russia, europe, moscow russia, ussr, soviet union ...
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The Elephant Man (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A taped version of the stage play about a hideously deformed 19th-century London man and how he managed to triumph over his disease.
Style: serious, uplifting, talky, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: misfit, social misfits, circus, human spirit, physical appearance, against the odds, hopes, society, human nature, doctors and patients, disability, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1800s, 1880s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 809
The White Rose (1982)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: During the Second World War, a small group of students at Munich University begin to question the decisions and sanity of Germany's Nazi government. The students form a resistance cell which they name the "White Rose" after a ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
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Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1920s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Wild Child (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Director François Truffaut makes a rare on-screen appearance in one of his most unusual films. Based on a true story, the film follows the discovery of a feral child (Jean-Pierre Cargol) who's grown up wild in the forest in late-18th-century ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Babette's Feast (1987)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 103 min.
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Style: touching, atmospheric, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: aging, spinster, siblings relations, village life, sect, cook, village, cooking and food, family relations, cooking, social relations, golden years ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1880s, 1830s, 18th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: serious, atmospheric, thought provoking, touching, enigmatic ...
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Camille Claudel (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 158 min.
Story: The life of Camille Claudel, a french scupltor who becomes the apprentice of Auguste Rodin and later his lover. Her passion for her art and Rodin drive her further away from reason and rationality.
Style: emotional, atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating ...
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Time: 19th century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 137 min.
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Style: bleak, stylized, serious, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: betrayal, faith, gender bending, clergy, tragic hero, leadership, human spirit, miraculous event, idealism, redemption, royal family, christianity ...
Time: 1960s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The King Is Alive (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, 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: bleak, serious, psychological, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: desert, isolation, survival, bus, village, shakespeare, dogma, theatre milieu, tourist, rescue, human nature, village life ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, australia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Fitzcarraldo (1982)
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Country: West Germany, Peru
Duration: 158 min.
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Style: tense, stylized, offbeat, serious, realistic ...
Plot: jungle, amazon, follow your dream, adventure, dreams, obsessive quest, amazon rainforest, opera house, mistaken identity, ambition, boat, escapades ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Jean de Florette (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, France, Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In a rural French village, an old man and his only remaining relative cast their covetous eyes on an adjoining vacant property. They need its spring water for growing their flowers, and are dismayed to hear that the man who has inherited it is ...
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: avarice, provence, farm, countryside, village life, human nature, cons and scams, village, neighbor, dishonesty, down on your luck, crimes ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.3
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Mrs Brown (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Queen Victoria is deeply depressed after the death of her husband, disappearing from public. Her servant Brown, who adores her, through caress and admiration brings her back to life, but that relationship creates scandalous situation and is likely ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, queen victoria, widow, queen, royal family, politics, assassination attempt, romance, assassination, prince, love and romance, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1880s, 1860s ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Alice in the Cities (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: road movie, psychological, semi serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: on the road, airport, self discovery, friendship, airplane, man-woman relation, adventure, friends, social misfits, human nature, culture clash, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: germany, europe, new york, tokyo, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.9
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Kaspar Hauser (1993)
Genre: Drama, History, Mystery
Country: Germany, Austria, Sweden
Duration: 139 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, tense, enigmatic ...
Plot: murder, folk hero, mysterious character, prisoner, intrigue, political intrigue, royal family, state affairs, babies and infants, captivity, kidnapping, confined ...
Time: 18th century
Place: bavaria, germany, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.0
 13K
Becket (1964)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: King Henry II of England has trouble with the Church. When the Archbishop of Canterbury dies, he has a brilliant idea. Rather than appoint another pious cleric loyal to Rome and the Church, he will appoint his old drinking and wenching buddy, Thomas ...
Style: epic, clever, talky, realistic, tense ...
Plot: betrayal, bishop, friendship, archbishop, politics, intrigue, church, rise and fall, religions or cults, dishonesty, rivalry, society ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe, france, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Canada, Netherlands, Portugal, Finland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A collection of vignettes highlighting different aspects of the life, work, and character of the acclaimed Canadian classical pianist.
Style: serious, realistic, enigmatic, non-linear, melancholic ...
Plot: music, mentally unstable, musician's life, obsession, prodigy, social misfits, writer's life, rise and fall, rising to stardom, human nature, addiction, classical music ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.6
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Experimenter (2015)
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Duration: 98 min.
Story: Yale University, 1961. Stanley Milgram designs a psychology experiment that still resonates to this day, in which people think they’re delivering painful electric shocks to an affable stranger strapped into a chair in another room. Despite his ...
Style: psychological, captivating, serious, realistic, intellectual ...
Plot: controversy, experiment, psychology, human nature, couple relations, inventions and discoveries, workplace, science, psychologist, electric shock, scientist, elephant ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Return of Martin Guerre (1982)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: During the medieval times, Martin Guerre returns to his hometown in the middle of France, after being away in the war since he was a child. Nobody recognise him, and the people who knew him suspect he is not Martin, but he knows all about his family ...
Style: serious, captivating, atmospheric, realistic, sentimental ...
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Time: 16th century, 1500s, middle ages
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.1
 439
Raspoutine (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A group of Russian noblemen want to maintain the monarchy and plan to kill Rasputin.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, stylized
Plot: empress, rise to the top, society, state affairs, royal court, clergy, rise and fall, political intrigue, ambition, unfulfillment, bum, death sentence ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: russia, europe, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%