Movies like How I Ended This Summer

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How I Ended This Summer (2010)
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How I Ended This Summer (2010)
Original name: Как я провёл этим летом
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Two men at a remote Arctic base begin mistrusting each other after an important radio message.
Style: tense, atmospheric, psychological, bleak, realistic, gloomy, serious, stylized
Plot: solitude, wilderness, radio, isolation, survival, human nature, arctic, danger, confined, dishonesty, radiation, island, fish, contamination, intern, family tragedy, devastation, very little dialogue, contact, male nudity, cold weather, snow, summer, ice, computer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: antarctica, russia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and atmospheric films with plots about isolation, survival, danger, wilderness, human nature, confined and loneliness mostly in Drama, Horror and Thriller genres. Some movies like How I Ended This Summer: Siberia, Monamour (2011), Zero Kelvin (1995), First Winter (2012), Living (2012), The Donner Party (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Siberia, Monamour (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Siberia. Late autumn. In taiga, in the deserted village there lives an old man Ivan & his seven-year-old grandson Leshia. A pack of feral dogs devours everything alive in the neighborhood. One of these dogs is Leshia's best friend. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: in the woods, golden years, elderly, survival, orphan, isolation, wilderness, life is a bitch, danger, forest, dangerous animal, change of heart ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
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Zero Kelvin (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Sweden
Duration: 113 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, realistic ...
Plot: survival, writer's life, obsessive quest, danger, couples, isolation, infidelity, male nudity, snow, poet, arctic, winter ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: greenland, tokyo
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Snowbound: The Jim and Jennifer Stolpa Story (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two thousand miles from home, Jim and Jennifer Stolpa (with baby Clayton) lose their way and are stranded in an endless wilderness of deep snow, battling for survival against the elements. Using only meager supplies and resourcefulness, the young ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: survival, wilderness, rescue, snowstorm, mountain, isolation, family life, forces of nature, confined, heroes, danger, babies and infants ...
Time: 90s
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First Winter (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When winter begins, life is serene for a group of new-age Brooklynites living in a remote country farmhouse. Sex, drugs, yoga, and organic cooking absorb their days, safely tucked away from the stresses of urban life. But when a blackout of ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: survival, isolation, human nature, wilderness, social relations, confined, party, innocence lost, heroin, lesbian sex, bathtub, male nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Living (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In the second feature film by Russian director Vasily Sigarev, fate brings ordeals to characters that find themselves immersed in deep crisis; they must seek the strength to cope with adversity. In a remote and cold region of Russia, Galya, a ...
Style: disturbing, melancholic, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: destiny, love, tragic love, family problems, life is a bitch, husband wife relationship, self sacrifice, prayer, dialogue, hopes, religion, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
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The Donner Party (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on the real events of The Donner Party tragedy. The Donner Party was a group of California-bound American settlers caught up in the western expansion of the 1840s. After becoming snowbound in the Sierra Nevada during the winter of 1846-1847, a ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: survival, human nature, danger, wilderness, isolation, moral dilemma, hopes, mountain, desperation, escapades, confined, death ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: usa, california
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The King Is Alive (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Finland, South Africa, Norway, USA
Duration: 110 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, danger, life is a bitch, human nature, bus, village, culture clash, dogma ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, australia, new jersey
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One Hundred Mornings (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set in a world upended by a complete breakdown of society, two couples hide out in a lakeside cabin hoping to survive this crisis.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: infidelity, survival, betrayal, life is a bitch, couples, chaos, vestiges of humanity, dishonesty, danger, isolation, social decay, couple relations ...
Time: future
Place: ireland, europe
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Thirst (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After wrecking their car in the middle of the desert, two couples find themselves stranded with few supplies. When the heat intensifies and their precious water supply dwindles, the frantic friends begin betraying each other in the hopes of ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, psychological, realistic
Plot: wilderness, desert, survival, isolation, dehydration, danger, stranded, thirst, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, wolf, confined, heat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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I, the Other (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Not available
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, terrorism, confined, mind game, rivalry, partners, deadly, disorder, isolation, human nature, danger, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, sicily
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38%
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The Wild Ones (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Netherlands
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Five juvenile delinquents break out of jail and attempt to make their way to a house in the Mendoza foothills of Argentina.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, captivating, bleak
Plot: getting home, survival, hopes, escapades, youth, society, juvenile delinquency, wilderness, social decay, human nature, disintegration, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
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36%
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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, psychological, realistic, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: abusive father, brother, russian, parents and children, journey, overbearing parent, father son relationship, tragic event, coming of age, brother brother relationship, defiant, island ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
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36%
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Watchtower (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Haunted by his dark past, a man takes a job as a fire warden in a remote tower in the wilderness, and is inexorably drawn towards a young woman with a terrible secret of her own. (TIFF)
Style: atmospheric, psychological, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: haunted by the past, human nature, disorder, social misfits, in the woods, forest, confined, misfit, introspection, isolation, loneliness, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
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35%
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A Lake (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story takes place in a country about which we know nothing: a country of snow and dense forests somewhere in the North. A family lives in an isolated house near a lake. Alexi, the brother, is a young man with pure heart. A woodcutter. An ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, stylized, psychological, contemplative ...
Plot: physical appearance, mysterious character, family relations, forbidden love, romance, love triangle, family problems, human nature, losing-it hero, wilderness, love and romance, obsession ...
Place: europe
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The Snow Walker (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A bush pilot in nothern Canada who with the aid of modernity thinks he can handle it all & knows it all. After reluctantly agreeing to transport a local indian girl to a medical facility his light plane crashes & they have to survive whilst ...
Style: serious, emotional, uplifting, realistic, compassionate ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, airplane, human spirit, friendship, adventure, rescue, escapades, hopes, friends, danger, stranded ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1953, post world war two, 1950s
Place: canada
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Melancholia (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 450 min.
Story: A story about victims of summary executions. Three people start a strange therapy to escape their agonies.
Style: psychological, bleak, stylized, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, life is a bitch, danger, friends, wilderness, survival, haunted by the past, pimp, therapy, prostitute, sex show, future dystopia ...
Time: future
Place: asia
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Island (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on 'Jane Rogers' acclaimed novel, "Island" is a tale of yearning and retribution. Abandoned at birth, Nikki Black has spent most of her life in care sustained only by fairy-stories. Incapable of love, fearful and desperate ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: island, family problems, undercover, hidden identity, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, dishonesty, obsessive quest, redemption, orphan, female director, storm ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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The Watchman (2019)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The protagonist Vlad is a man of about forty; he lives and works as watchman in an old sanatorium that is due to be demolished. He obviously needs this work to live the life of a hermit. One night a married couple appears at the sanatorium: Vera and ...
Style: psychological, bleak, talky, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: solitude, domestic violence, frustration, depression, loneliness, survival, moral dilemma, family problems, violence, chase, justice, revenge ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Richness of Internal Space (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Locked up and isolated, constantly exposed and threatened to be killed, for the first time in his life Lazaro understood that he was a free man.
Style: uplifting, psychological, serious, emotional, tense ...
Plot: captivity, human spirit, introspection, hopes, confined, danger, survival, kidnapping, freedom, solitary, faith, free spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
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32%
In the Forests of Siberia (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Fed up with the hectic, senseless world he lives in, Teddy decides to settle down alone in Siberia, in the midst of winter, in a hut by the shore of Lake Baikal. After an initial period of elation in front of the splendor and magic of unspoiled ...
Style: psychological, captivating, disturbing, thought provoking
Plot: solitude, nature, loneliness, friendship, food, rescue, saving a life, animal trap, hunting, lake, poacher, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: siberia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Time of the Wolf (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Austria, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When Anna and her family arrive at their holiday home, they find it occupied by strangers. This confrontation is just the beginning of a painful learning process.
Style: bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: apocalypse, countryside, survival, chaos, danger, human nature, catastrophe, society, hopes, life is a bitch, social differences, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo
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30%
Nothing Personal (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Ireland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Alone in her empty flat, from her window Anne observes the people passing by who nervously snatch up the personal belongings and pieces of furniture she has put out on the pavement. Her final gesture of taking a ring off her finger signals she is ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, realistic, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: introspection, starting over, loneliness, friendship, human nature, freedom, drifter, solitude, on the road, estrangement, travel, moving ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
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Before Tomorrow (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two isolated families meet for a summertime celebration. Food is abundant and the future seems bright, but Ningiuq, a wise old woman, sees her world as fragile and moves through it with a pervasive sense of dread. Ningiuq and her grandson Maniq are ...
Style: serious, captivating, atmospheric, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: native, isolation, survival, human spirit, wilderness, friendship, family relations, golden years, hopes, youth, escapades, elderly ...
Time: 19th century
Place: canada
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30%
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Closed Curtain (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A man, his dog, a young woman and a filmmaker in a house by the Caspian Sea. All three are wanted, but they are also in search of each other. Thus begins an absurd game in which reality and fiction merge.
Style: serious, surreal, atmospheric, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: against the rules, on the run, writer's life, dishonesty, disorder, isolation, danger, film within a film, postmodernism, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, confinement indoors ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, middle east
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30%
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Redland (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: As a family struggles to survive in rural isolation during the Great Depression, their daughter's secret affair begins a journey into the unknown.
Style: atmospheric, rough, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: life is a bitch, love affair, family life, dysfunctional family, survival, pregnancy, parents and children, isolation, family problems, love and romance, family in crisis, wilderness ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: usa
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30%
The White Nights of Postman Aleksey Tryapitsyn (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The film represents life in a godforsaken Russian village. The only way to reach the mainland is to cross the lake by boat and a postman became the only connection with the outside world. A reserved community has been set up here. Despite the modern ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, neorealism, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: village life, realism, isolated place, isolation, village, social relations, loneliness, social decay, landscape, society, boat, cat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Endless Night (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France, Bulgaria
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Greenland, 1908. Josephine, self-confident and bold wife of famous Arctic explorer Robert Peary, embarks on a dangerous journey in pursuit of her husband who is seeking a route to the North Pole. But Josephine is also naïve and ignores warnings ...
Style: captivating, serious, tense, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: adventure, survival, couples, wilderness, escapades, danger, forces of nature, north pole, friendship, strong female presence, couple relations, struggle for survival ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 90s
Place: greenland
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30%
The Quispe Girls (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, France, Argentina
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Based on a true story occurred in 1974, this is the tale of sisters Justa, Lucia, and Luciana Quispe, sheperds in the Chilean altiplano who lead a solitary life. A visitor brings news about a law that might change their way of living. This event ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: life turned upside down, isolation, family relations, legislation, wilderness, family in crisis, women, sister sister relationship, mountain, suicide, solitary, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974
Place: chile, latin america
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29%
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Ward No. 6 (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Simultaneously nihilistic and heartening, Ward No. 6 is based on a story by Chekov, in which a psychiatric doctor becomes a patient in his own asylum. Updated to contemporary Russia, the film is a cocktail of anxieties and riddles, showcasing how ...
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, estrangement, confined, misfit, society, human nature, isolation, doctors and patients, social misfits, doctor, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
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29%
Fires on the Plain (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In the final days of World War II, occupying Japanese forces in the Philippines face resistance from the local population and the American offensive. The dwindling Japanese soldiers attempt to survive through the horrors of war.
Style: psychological, tense, realistic, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: survival, war, danger, military life, confined, isolation, escapades, japanese soldier, rivalry, world war two, graphic violence, military ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: the philippines
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