Movies like Zero Kelvin

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Zero Kelvin (1995)
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Zero Kelvin (1995)
Original name: Kjærlighetens kjøtere
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Sweden
Duration: 118 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 Arctic winter sets in, a complex and intense love/hate relationship develops between Randbæk and Larsen, who are more similar than either would like to admit. A powerful psychological and physical drama set against stunningly bleak Arctic scenery.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, tense, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, enigmatic, visually appealing, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: survival, writer's life, infidelity, obsessive quest, danger, couples, isolation, male nudity, winter, arctic, snow, poet, bdsm, brutality, solitude, claustrophobia, weird, character study, nudity (full frontal - brief), classic car, relationships, life & death, obsession, psychology, sexualized violence ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: greenland, tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychological, serious, realistic and bleak films with plots about dialogue, catastrophe, loneliness, suprisingly clever, existentialism, storytelling and weird mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Zero Kelvin: Through a Glass Darkly (1961), The Passion of Anna (1969), The King Is Alive (2000), Woyzeck (1979), Winter Light (1963). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Snowbound: The Jim and Jennifer Stolpa Story (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 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, catastrophe, rescue, snowstorm, danger, escapades, babies and infants, confined, heroes, isolation, family life ...
Time: 90s
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Through a Glass Darkly (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 90 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, insanity, electroshock therapy, brother sister incest, dysfunctional family, confined, estrangement, self destructing, siblings relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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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, gloomy, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: isolation, couples, island, opposites attract, love and romance, deadly, chaos and mayhem, destiny, friendship, love affair, architect, solitude ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: eastern europe, sweden
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The King Is Alive (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Finland, South Africa, Norway, 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: atmospheric, psychological, bleak, stylized, melancholic ...
Plot: desert, survival, isolation, rescue, stranded, life is a bitch, danger, human nature, bus, village, culture clash, dogma ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Woyzeck (1979)
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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, disturbing, atmospheric, psychological, tense ...
Plot: murder, military, soldier, obsession, crimes, deadly, fighting the system, love affair, military life, infidelity, society, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1920s
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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, thought provoking, atmospheric, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: suicide, pastor, winter, faith, priest, midlife crisis, isolation, small town, dishonesty, hopes, clergy, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: eastern europe
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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, suspense, biting, realistic ...
Plot: island, soldier, war, civil war, politics, betrayal, on the run, crumbling marriage, battles, chaos and mayhem, countryside, political unrest ...
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Place: eastern europe, israel, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Serpent's Way (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A salesman and his son sexually abuse the generations of women of a poor family as payment for debt. Janni must see his mother, sister, niece and wife all being exploited, and the family grow bigger with the abuser's kids.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: countryside, sexual abuse, nudity (full frontal - brief), strong sexual content, family relations, family problems, parents and children, down on your luck, woman in danger, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, widow ...
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Institute Benjamenta, or This Dream That One Calls Human Life (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Japan, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jakob arrives at the Institute Benjamenta (run by brother and sister Johannes and Lisa Benjamenta) to learn to become a servant. With seven other men, he studies under Lisa: absurd lessons of movement, drawing circles, and servility. He asks for a ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: eccentric family, siblings relations, love triangle, haunted by the past, boarding school life, love and romance, crimes, master and servant, mind game, boarding school, family relations, power relations ...
Time: 90s
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One Hundred Mornings (2009)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 85 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Plot: master and servant, manipulation, alcohol abuse, mind game, bachelor, servant, obsession, social differences, infidelity, destructive relationship, couple relations, boss and employee ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: sexy, touching, sexual, gloomy, psychological ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Nymphomaniac: Vol. II (2013)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: clever, tense, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 108 min.
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Style: psychological, intellectual, meditative, enigmatic, stylized ...
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