Movies like Clouds of Sils Maria

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Clouds of Sils Maria (2014)
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Clouds of Sils Maria (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A veteran actress comes face-to-face with an uncomfortable reflection of herself when she agrees to take part in a revival of the play that launched her career 20 years earlier.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, psychological, serious, melancholic, atmospheric, disturbing, talky, clever, gloomy ...
Plot: aging, suicide, divorce, artists and showbiz, haunted by the past, introspection, actor's life, ambition, midlife crisis, desire for fame, actress, suicide attempt, female protagonist, mountain, personal assistant, character study, lesbian, loneliness, obsession, psychology, alter ego, confined, road not taken, isolation, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: switzerland, alps, london, zurich switzerland, swiss alps, paris france, california ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, talky and thought provoking films with plots about dialogue, loneliness, mentor, storytelling, relationships, nudity (full frontal - brief) and drinking mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Clouds of Sils Maria: 8½ (1963), Late August, Early September (1998), Cake (2014), Synecdoche, New York (2008), Morvern Callar (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.0
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8½ (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 138 min.
Story: With 8 ½ Frederico Fellini leaves a self-portrait where dreams and reality are a mix. With help from a most excellent cast and unique scenery this self reflecting film is one of his master works.
Style: psychological, art house, surreal, stylized, serious ...
Plot: extramarital affair, midlife crisis, childhood, filmmaking, mistress, adultery, dreams, creator, postmodernism, producer, star, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: italy, europe, england, paris france, copenhagen ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Late August, Early September (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A story about the transition from late youth to early maturity, the film follows several friends and lovers as they come to make decisions on how to live their lives--getting a job more in harmony with ones ideals, committing to a lover, giving up a ...
Style: talky, psychological, emotional, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, love and romance, romance, couple relations, human nature, couples, drinking alcohol, drinking, depression, betrayal, older man younger woman relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, tokyo, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 6.4
 36K
Cake (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After having visions of a member of her support group who killed herself, a woman who also suffers with chronic pain seeks out the widower of the suicide.
Style: touching, psychological, serious, depressing, bleak ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: suicide, depression, drugs/alcohol, support group, obsession, physical therapy, life is a bitch, grieving, dealing with death, introspection, loneliness, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, tijuana mexico, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
Synecdoche, New York (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A theater director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he attempts to create a life-size replica of New York inside a warehouse as part of his new play.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, surreal, ambiguous ending, depressing ...
Plot: existentialism, depression, obsession, theater, actor, director, writer's life, writers, self fulfillment, artists and showbiz, alienation, actress ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A fading actor best known for his portrayal of a popular superhero attempts to mount a comeback by appearing in a Broadway play. As opening night approaches, his attempts to become more altruistic, rebuild his career, and reconnect with friends and ...
Style: psychological, surreal, semi serious, suspense, tragicomedy ...
Plot: existentialism, midlife crisis, theater, father daughter relationship, dark humor, ambition, actor's life, desire for fame, alter ego, surrealism, introspection, satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 6.8
 10K
Morvern Callar (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Morvern Callar wakes on Christmas morning to discover that her troubled boyfriend has committed suicide, leaving behind the unpublished manuscript to his first novel and a sum of money intended to pay for his burial. Instead, Morvern attempts to use ...
Style: psychological, touching, contemplative, serious, sincere ...
Plot: suicide, friendship, supermarket, self discovery, couple relations, friends, couples, twentysomething life, best friend, writers, rave, christmas ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scotland, spain, europe, ibiza
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 6.0
 93
Amazon Falls (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Amazon Falls tells the story of a faded B-movie actress JANA who refuses to let go of her dream of being a star. Famous for her roles in Amazon movies where she portrayed a variety of pre-Xena warrior-princesses, she desperately tries to keep her ...
Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: hollywood, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, human nature, ambition, aging, actress, rivalry, society, showbiz, unfulfillment, downfall ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 8.1
 49K
Winter Sleep (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany
Duration: 196 min.
Story: Aydin, a retired actor, owns a small hotel in central Anatolia with his young wife Nihal and his sister Necla, who is coping with her recent divorce. During the winter, snow covers the ground and boredom brings the return of old memories, pushing ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, meditative, philosophical ...
Plot: hotel, midlife crisis, social differences, human nature, haunted by the past, divorce, couple relations, estrangement, dull life, family problems, guest, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2013
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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 7.1
 6K
Irma Vep (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A Chinese movie actress, in France to star in a remake of "Les Vampires", finds petty intrigues and clashing egos on the set.
Style: thought provoking, clever, witty, offbeat, humorous ...
Plot: satire, comeback, film within a film, culture clash, society, gender, artists and showbiz, gays and lesbians, unsuccessful, creative block, strong female presence, showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, new york, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 6.6
 3K
Rendez-vous (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A woman and three men. Nina, who's come to Paris to act and sleeps with any man at hand, meets Paulot, a young estate agent; he's smitten. She also meets Paulot's flatmate Quentin, a compulsive who stalks her. To Paulot's jealous ...
Style: psychological, gloomy, sexual, erotic, serious ...
Plot: love triangle, ghost, friendship, obsession, lust, love, roommate, forbidden love, actor's life, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Oslo, August 31st (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Anders is a recovering drug addict in an Oslo rehab clinic. On the 30th August, he is given a day’s leave to attend a job interview in the city centre.
Style: thought provoking, serious, touching, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: suicide attempt, old friends, starting over, hopes, life is a bitch, rehabilitation, introspection, thirtysomething life, drugs/alcohol, identity crisis, loneliness, suicide ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oslo norway, norway, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 7.2
 7K
Summer Hours (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Two brothers and a sister witness the disappearance of their childhood memories when they must relinquish the family belongings to ensure their deceased mother's succession.
Style: sentimental, sincere, enigmatic, lyrical, atmospheric ...
Plot: family, art, inheritance, family gatherings, family problems, parents and children, uncover truth, family reunited, family relations, summer, irreverent, life philosophy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, california, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 7.2
 13K
Code Unknown (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Austria, Romania, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A series of events unfold like a chain reaction, all stemming from a minor event that brings the film's five characters together. Set in Paris, France, Anne is an actress whose boyfriend Georges photographs the war in Kosovo. Georges' ...
Style: thought provoking, bleak, sincere, clever, tense ...
Plot: immigrants, racism, homeless, deportation, social differences, human nature, breaking point, alienation, social decay, life is a bitch, society, misfit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: paris france, kosovo, france, europe, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 5.6
 7K
Elles (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Poland, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A journalist tries to balance the duties of marriage and motherhood while researching a piece on college women who work as prostitutes to pay their tuition.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, realistic, serious, feminist film
Plot: prostitution, journalist, ambition, introspection, female friendship, hopes, society, sex, husband wife relationship, marital crisis, feminism, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
The Great Beauty (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.
Style: philosophical, intellectual, surreal, absurd, lyrical ...
Plot: journalist, nun, high society, artist, aging, party, writer's life, introspection, old love, art, surrealism, stripper ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: rome italy, italy, vatican
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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: melancholic, enigmatic, emotional, romantic, psychological ...
Plot: love and romance, haunted by the past, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, couple relations, gay, brother brother relationship, male model, secrets, betrayal, loneliness, runaway, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.4
 30K
Live Flesh (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A scorned ex-convict forces himself into the lives of the couple who put him behind bars.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, intense, emotional ...
Plot: lust, infidelity, paraplegic, bus, sexual relations, adultery, strong sexual content, obsession, love triangle, danger, haunted by the past, desire ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, barcelona spain, sarajevo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 7.1
 2K
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, in the woods, social misfits, confined, misfit, introspection, isolation, loneliness, family tradition, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Flashbacks of a Fool (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An aging Hollywood star, Joe Scott, lives a life of narcissistic hedonism, observed by his laconic personal assistant, Ophelia. The death of his childhood best friend, Boots, takes our protagonist, and the movie, into an extended flashback to a ...
Style: psychological, serious, sentimental, melancholic, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: funeral, actor's life, redemption, alcoholic, artists and showbiz, teenage life, haunted by the past, destiny, worn out, personal growth, hollywood, secrets ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, usa, california, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, touching, sexual, gloomy ...
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 7.3
 13K
Another Woman (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Marion is a woman who has learned to shield herself from her emotions. She rents an apartment to work undisturbed on her new book, but by some acoustic anomaly she can hear all that is said in the next apartment in which a psychiatrist holds his ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, talky, meditative ...
Plot: midlife crisis, writing, eavesdropping, philosophy, depression, self discovery, human nature, writers, psychiatrist, painting, friendship, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.9
 5K
Heights (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 'Heights' follows five characters over 24 hours on a fall day in New York City. Isabel, a photographer, is having second thoughts about her upcoming marriage to Jonathan, a lawyer. On the same day, Isabel's mother Diana learns that ...
Style: realistic, serious, non-linear, emotional, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: infidelity, gay, lifestyle, introspection, city life, actor's life, artists and showbiz, love and romance, wedding, family relations, existentialism, life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, czech republic, eastern europe, slovakia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Welcome to the Rileys (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Years after their teenage daughter’s death, Lois and Doug Riley, an upstanding Indiana couple, are frozen by estranging grief. Doug escapes to New Orleans on a business trip. Compelled by urgencies he doesn’t understand, he insinuates himself ...
Style: touching, emotional, psychological, depressing, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: loss of child, older man young girl relationship, prostitute, redemption, stripper, life is a bitch, friendship, haunted by the past, teenage life, acceptance, family problems, overcoming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans, indiana, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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After the Rehearsal (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, West Germany
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Rational, exacting, and self-controlled theater director, Henrik Vogler, often stays after rehearsal to think and plan. On this day, Anna comes back, ostensibly looking for a bracelet. She is the lead in his new production of Stindberg's ...
Style: clever, psychological, contemplative, serious, realistic ...
Plot: human nature, family in crisis, introspection, love affair, alcohol abuse, showbiz, hopes, mentally unstable, actor's life, lifestyle, aging, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.4
 7K
About Alex (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A circle of twenty-something friends reunite for a weekend away to console a suicidal member of their group. Yet, despite their best efforts to enjoy themselves, a tinderbox of old jealousies, unrequited love, and widening political differences ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, inspirational ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, reunion, friends, college graduate, introspection, reunited friends, disagreement, drugs/alcohol, depression, suicide attempt, group of friends, emotional breakdown ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york state, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The United States of Leland (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A withdrawn young man, Leland Fitzgerald is imprisoned for the murder of a mentally disabled boy, who also happened to be the brother of his girlfriend, Becky. As the community struggles to deal with the killing, Pearl Madison, a teacher at the ...
Style: meditative, psychological, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, teacher, dysfunctional family, family relations, prison, theft, crimes, investigation, parents and children, prison life, life is a bitch, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, california, italy, phoenix arizona, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.7
 3K
Providence (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Clive Langham (Sir John Gielgud) spends one tormenting night in his bed suffering from health problems and thinking up a story based on his relatives. He is a bitter man and he shows, through flashbacks, how spiteful, conniving and treacherous his ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, psychological, thought provoking ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, aging, family relations, father son relationship, terminal illness, alcohol abuse, parents and children, human nature, couple relations, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, writer's life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 5.2
 350
The Wager (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An actor at the pinnacle of his Hollywood career finds himself buckling to temptation after he accepts the lead in a classic tale of good versus evil. Michael Steele has just been nominated for Best Actor at the Academy Awards. In the wake of that ...
Style: realistic, serious, christian film, thought provoking, contemplative ...
Plot: hollywood, introspection, human spirit, relationship vs career, actor's life, desire for fame, ambition, artists and showbiz, society, rising to stardom, couples, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Caché (Hidden) (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Austria, Germany, Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A married couple is terrorized by a series of videotapes planted on their front porch.
Style: psychological, disturbing, atmospheric, clever, tense ...
Plot: videotaping, suicide, haunted by the past, surveillance, family in crisis, nightmare, lie, mystery, conscience, dysfunctional family, family secret, childhood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.8
 13K
Tetro (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Argentina, Spain, Italy
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Bennie travels to Buenos Aires to find his long-missing older brother, a once-promising writer who is now a remnant of his former self. Bennie's discovery of his brother's near-finished play might hold the answer to understanding their ...
Style: psychological, serious, talky, enigmatic, intense ...
Plot: family relations, musician, family secret, haunted by the past, confession, writers, family life, brother, generation gap, society, love, misfit ...
Time: future
Place: argentina, new york, usa, buenos aires argentina, south america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%