Movies like When Nietzsche Wept

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When Nietzsche Wept (2007)
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When Nietzsche Wept (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Viennese doctor Josef Bruer meets with philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche to help him deal with his despair.
Style: psychological, serious, sincere, touching, realistic, talky, gloomy, contemplative, stylized
Plot: psychoanalysis, dysfunctional character, prodigy, doctors and patients, obsession, introspection, losing-it hero, intern, downfall, fear of death, couple relations, love triangle, destiny, life is a bitch, love and romance, infidelity, couples, power relations, femme fatale, switching roles
Time: 19th century
Place: austria, europe

Most similar movies to When Nietzsche Wept

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and sincere films with plots about unfulfillment, couples, love and romance, couple relations, family relations, introspection and family problems mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like When Nietzsche Wept: Duet for One (1986), The Doctor (1991), Sofie (1992), 3 Nights in the Desert (2014), Daybreak (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Duet for One (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Stephanie, a famous violinist, contracts multiple sclerosis her life begins to fall apart. Her career ends, her husband leaves her for another woman and her favorite pupil leave the country. Unable to bear all this loss, Stephanie attempts ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: disability, terminal illness, multiple sclerosis, tragic hero, life is a bitch, family problems, family in crisis, musician's life, crumbling marriage, couples, life turned upside down, power relations ...
Time: 80s
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95%
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The Doctor (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Jack McKee is a doctor with it all: he's successful, he's rich, and he has no problems.... until he is diagnosed with throat cancer. Now that he has seen medicine, hospitals, and doctors from a patient's perspective, he realises that ...
Style: psychological, uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: hospital, medical school, surgery, doctor, doctors and patients, coldhearted, redemption, intern, family relations, terminal illness, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco
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93%
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Sofie (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Duration: 146 min.
Story: From 1886 to 1907 in the life of Sofie, a Jew in Copenhagen who is nearly 29, with no marital prospects, living with her loving parents
Style: contemplative, emotional, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: family problems, family relations, unfulfillment, dishonesty, love and romance, crumbling marriage, hopes, society, nudity (full frontal - brief), strong female presence, sexual content, religions or cults ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: europe, denmark
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88%
3 Nights in the Desert (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three former band mates enter a cave after hearing it has the power to give them what they need. As unsettling desires rise to the surface, they all wonder if the cave has real power.
Style: touching, talky, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, introspection, reunion, friendship, love triangle, twentysomething life, love and romance, desert, bittersweet, road not taken, unfulfillment, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
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81%
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Daybreak (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Sweden, shortly before Christmas. Surgeon Rickard is told the job he expected goes to a Dane, because of his substance abuse. It's too late to cancel dinner with his in-laws. The guest couple announces their in-vitro is a success. Then ...
Style: sincere, touching, bleak, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, vengeance, crumbling marriage, family problems, dishonesty, redemption, couples, family relations, love affair, parents and children, couple relations, introspection ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, eastern europe
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78%
Anton Chekhov's The Duel (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in a seaside resort in the Caucasus, the story centers on n'er do well, Laevsky (Andrew Scott) and his illicit relationship with his mistress Nadya (Fiona Glascott). Laevsky has convinced Nadya to leave her husband for him, but now wants to ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, realistic, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: love triangle, couples, rivalry, tragic hero, human nature, uninhibited rivalry, couple relations, unfulfillment, countryside, infidelity, downfall, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia, black sea, caucasus
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76%
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Hidden Love (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A psychiatrist tries to help a suicidal woman who despises her grown daughter.
Style: touching, psychological, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: psychiatrist, dysfunctional family, family problems, estrangement, parent child relationship, power relations, family relations, clinic, doctors and patients, mental institution, parents and children, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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71%
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Irene (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A video diary shot and recorded by the filmmaker, using little more than his imagination and the happenstance and flow of the everyday, finally layering in a lifetime of memories.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Plot: introspection, couples, love and romance, couple relations, dealing with death, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, danger, unfulfilled love, hopes, unfulfillment, loss of loved one ...
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Place: europe, france, paris france, lyon
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67%
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Eager Bodies (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Paul and Charlotte are in love. Charlotte discovers she has a grave malady and Paul supports her. But Paul is also attracted to Ninon, another girl. Charlotte accepts Paul to have an affair with her, and the three start a difficult and ambiguous ...
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: dishonesty, life is a bitch, betrayal, infidelity, love triangle, tragic hero, love and romance, terminal illness, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, lesbianism, sex scene, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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65%
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Cet amour-l? (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cet Amour-là is an intimate portrait of a legendary love affair. Set against the beauty of the Breton seaside, it is also a film that revels in the insights that Marguerite Duras' writing affords.
Style: emotional, psychological, sincere, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: fall in love, couple relations, wartime life, destiny, soldier, lifestyle, love and romance, hopes, couples, family relations, haunted by the past, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Behind the Mask (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dr. Bob Shushan is an overworked and absent father who runs a centre for the mentally and physically challenged. When Shushan suffers a heart attack, his life is saved by James Jones, a young patient at the center. The two men forge a friendship and ...
Style: sincere, psychological, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: crumbling marriage, love and romance, dishonesty, unfulfillment, unlikely couple, hopes, mentally unstable, single parent, introspection, dysfunctional family, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 90s
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60%
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Open Window (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The engagment between a struggling photographer and an assistant professor is marred by an act of violence.
Style: psychological, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: dysfunctional family, introspection, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, family problems, couples, haunted by the past, couple relations, family in crisis, vegetarian, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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59%
Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Nelly leaves her lazy, unemployed husband to work for retired judge Mr Arnaud, forty years her senior, after he offers to clear her bills for her. While she types his memoirs the two develop a close friendship, but Arnaud becomes jealous when Nelly ...
Style: sexy, contemplative, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: friendship, love triangle, midlife crisis, human nature, infidelity, introspection, love affair, fall in love, couple relations, looking for love, romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: europe, france, paris france, tokyo, california
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57%
Capturing Mary (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young man ushers an older woman into a dark exploration of her past - back to the time when, as a young girl, she met a stranger who affected her life forever.
Style: sincere, psychological, stylized, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: elderly, lifestyle, estate, introspection, haunted by the past, golden years, social relations, love and romance, memories, society, unfulfillment, youth ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe, london
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57%
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Most High (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Julius (Marty Sader) loses his girlfriend, his job and the life of his pseudo father, Jack, his itch for a "quick fix" suffocates his ambitions and takes him on a trip through the disturbing addiction of crystal meth. Julius confides ...
Style: psychological, rough, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: losing-it hero, addiction, rehabilitation, downfall, under the surface, family problems, couples, life is a bitch, destructive relationship, drug abuse, down on your luck, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii
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57%
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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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56%
Great Expectations (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 168 min.
Story: A young boy called Pip stumbles upon a hunted criminal who threatens him and demands food. A few years later, Pip finds that he has a benefactor. Imagining that Miss Havisham, a rich lady whose adopted daughter Estella he loves, is the benefactor, ...
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, captivating, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couple relations, social differences, society, rise to the top, romance, power relations, generosity, hopes, rags to riches, orphan, haunted by the past, fall in love ...
Time: victorian era, victorian, 19th century
Place: england, london
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56%
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Sworn Virgin (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Albania, Kosovo, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Years after declaring her eternal virginity and opting to live life as a man in the mountains of Albania, Hana looks to return to living as a woman as she settles into a new existence in modern-day Milan.
Style: touching, atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: hidden identity, starting over, introspection, disorder, hopes, sexuality, gender, mountain, strong female presence, society, unfulfillment, discrimination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, albania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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The End of Innocence (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Seemingly autobiographical story of a woman overwhelmed with trying to please everyone except herself, and not finding any answers until she's admitted to a rehab center by her parents. Eventually here is where she finds her answers.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: self discovery, rehabilitation, mental institution, parents and children, drug abuse, doctors and patients, family problems, life is a bitch, addiction, mentally unstable, drugs/alcohol, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
A Doll's House (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nora Helmer has years earlier committed a forgery in order to save the life of her authoritarian husband Torvald. Now she is being blackmailed lives in fear of her husband's finding out and of the shame such a revelation would bring to his ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, talky, clever ...
Plot: introspection, working class, social differences, couples, family problems, unfulfillment, gender, society, human nature, loneliness, feminism, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century
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51%
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Boutique (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A clothing store worker (Jahan) meets a poor girl named Eti. Jahan tries to help the girl and solve her problems, but…
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: lifestyle, friendship, bittersweet, love and romance, downfall, couples, designer, life is a bitch, store, youth, friends, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran
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48%
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Buddenbrooks (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Mid-19th-century, Baltic Sea port city of Lubeck, Germany. Follows the fourth generation of the Buddenbrook mercantile family as Tony and Thomas reach the age of marriage. Fatefully impeded every step of the way, the Buddenbrooks struggle as ...
Style: realistic, saga, emotional, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, family business, society, workplace, fall in love, parents and children, unfulfillment, relationship vs career, rivalry, friendship, inheritance, couples ...
Time: 19th century
Place: germany, europe, northern germany
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45%
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Virginia (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A sheriff sees his state senate bid slide out onto the ice when his daughter begins to date the son of a charming but psychologically disturbed woman with whom the sheriff has engaged in a two-decade-long affair.
Style: psychological, sincere, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: sheriff, life is a bitch, misfit, family problems, parent child relationship, love affair, family relations, couple relations, love and romance, mentally unstable, mother child relationship, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: virginia, usa, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Labour of Love (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Set in the crumbling environs of Calcutta, Labour of Love is a lyrical unfolding of two ordinary lives suspended in the duress of a spiralling recession.
Style: realistic, silent film, sincere, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: love and romance, romance, introspection, society, couples, couple relations, working class, unfulfillment, bittersweet, unfulfilled love, solitude, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.9
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Angel's Fall (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, Turkey
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Zeynep, Tülin Özen works in a hotel as a housekeeper. But she suffers hell on earth because of her father's behavior. She only talks to Mustafa, 'Engin Dogan' who works in the same hotel and he is interested in Zeynep. She is not ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, touching, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: parents and children, life is a bitch, love and romance, destiny, family problems, dull life, death in the family, dealing with death, family relations, sexual content, chance, starting over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, turkey
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44%
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Balancing Act (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Having cheated on his wife, Giulio, a municipal employee, moves out, but has to find a solution on how to still support his family, and himself.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, psychological, tense ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, breakup, family problems, life is a bitch, couples, unfulfillment, downfall, down on your luck, job seeking, adultery, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.0
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Crazylove (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Letty Mayer, young and beautiful, has a cherished job as a teacher, a successful attorney boyfriend, and a tight knit family that is excited about her sister's impending wedding. But inside Letty there¹s an anxiety that¹s building. Suddenly ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: couple relations, introspection, opposites attract, romance, prodigy, hopes, mentally unstable, losing-it hero, couples, doctors and patients, schizophrenic, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
A Cooler Climate (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Iris is broke after her divorce and takes a job working as a housekeeper for a wealthy woman named Paula. When Paula and her husband separate, an unlikely friendship blossoms between the women.
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, talky, sentimental ...
Plot: housekeeper, human nature, friendship, culture clash, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, unfulfillment, follow your dream, hopes, society, master and servant, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Five Days One Summer (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A 1930s Scottish doctor (Sean Connery) goes climbing in the Alps with an infatuated niece (Betsy Brantley) he passes off as his wife.
Style: touching, gloomy, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: love triangle, climbing, romance, love and romance, couples, mountain, infidelity, obsession, couple relations, love affair, uncle niece relationship, incest ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: swiss alps, switzerland, alps, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Abraham's Valley (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal, Switzerland
Duration: 187 min.
Story: Ema is a very attractive but innocent girl, so pretty that cars crash in her presence. Young marries Dr. Carlo Paiva, who she is not attracted to, but is her father's friend. They move to the Valley of Abraham. Carlo loves her, but decides to ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological
Plot: flowers, love affair, infidelity, obsession, unfulfilled love, social differences, couple relations, introspection, destructive relationship, couples, family problems, unfulfillment ...
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40%