Movies like Melancholia

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Melancholia (2011)
 7.2
 165K
Melancholia (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Denmark, Sweden, France, Germany
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth.
Style: bleak, atmospheric, psychological, surreal, gloomy, serious, contemplative, stylized
Plot: depression, nihilism, human nature, wedding, suicide, apocalypse, nervous breakdown, collision, sister sister relationship, wedding reception, power outage, fear, life is a bitch, wedding preparations and rituals, chaos, estrangement, doubts and hesitations, fate of humanity, danger, family problems, mysterious planet, estate, end of the world, wealth, mansion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary

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Most similar movies to Melancholia

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, bleak, psychological and thought provoking films with plots about life is a bitch, catastrophe, storytelling, loneliness, existentialism, dialogue and weird mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Thriller genres. Some movies like Melancholia: Magnolia (1999), Antichrist (2009), Stalker (1979), The Turin Horse (2011), Dogville (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.0
 285K
Magnolia (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: An epic mosaic of many interrelated characters in search of happiness, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.
Style: realistic, bleak, sincere, meditative, non-linear ...
Plot: human nature, introspection, terminal illness, coincidence, depression, infidelity, child prodigy, redemption, death, dysfunctional family, dishonesty, social problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1960s, 1950s, 1910s ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 114K
Antichrist (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Denmark, Germany, France, Sweden, Italy, Poland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A grieving couple retreats to their cabin 'Eden' in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse.
Style: scary, psychological, disturbing, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: fear, violence, cruelty, insanity, guilt, isolation, nudity (full frontal - brief), obsession, confined, hypnosis, explicit sex, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.2
 112K
Stalker (1979)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Near a gray and unnamed city is the Zone, a place guarded by barbed wire and soldiers, and where the normal laws of physics are victim to frequent anomalies. A Stalker guides two men into the Zone, specifically to an area in which deep seeded ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, philosophical, gloomy, art house ...
Plot: stalker, scientist, russian, wish come true, desire, post apocalypse, surrealism, future dystopia, human nature, heaven and hell, society, escapades ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Turin Horse (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, France, Switzerland, Germany, USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A monumental windstorm and an abused horse's refusal to work or eat signals the beginning of the end for a poor farmer and his daughter.
Style: bleak, thought provoking, serious, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: horse, poverty, desperation, everyday life, family relations, animal life, destiny, human nature, tragic hero, life is a bitch, forces of nature, survival ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 135K
Dogville (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, UK, France, Finland, Norway, Italy
Duration: 178 min.
Story: A barren soundstage is stylishly utilized to create a minimalist small-town setting in which a mysterious woman named Grace hides from the criminals who pursue her. The town is two-faced and offers to harbor Grace as long as she can make it worth ...
Style: bleak, art house, psychological, clever, contemplative ...
Plot: rape, female protagonist, morality, small town life, haunted by the past, mob boss, society, gangsters, vengeance, woman in danger, victim, secrets ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 75K
Detachment (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A chronicle of three weeks in the lives of several high school teachers, administrators and students through the eyes of substitute teacher, Henry Barthes. Henry roams from school to school, imparting modes of knowledge, but never staying long ...
Style: psychological, thought provoking, serious, bleak, depressing ...
Plot: teachers and students, teacher, depression, suicide, social decay, unhappy, social problems, life is a bitch, human relationship, dedicated educator, social relations, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Cries & Whispers (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 91 min.
Story: As Agnes slowly dies of cancer, her sisters are so deeply immersed in their own psychic pains that they can't offer her the support she needs. Maria is wracked with guilt at her husband's suicide, caused by his discovery of her ...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, gloomy, touching, psychological ...
Plot: terminal illness, maid, death, cancer, grudge, mansion, estate, human nature, family life, friendship, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 370
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: bleak, stylized, psychological, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, friends, danger, life is a bitch, wilderness, survival, haunted by the past, sex show, pimp, therapy, prostitute, political unrest ...
Time: future
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The Coming Days (2010)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Welcome to 2020: The European Union has collapsed following the fourth Gulf War and massive barricades keep illegal immigrants out of cities that are barely functioning. In the middle of this highly volatile environment is the family of Walter ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: danger, terrorism, political unrest, social decay, introspection, chaos and mayhem, dysfunctional family, future dystopia, life is a bitch, society, family problems, human nature ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Time of the Wolf (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror
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, catastrophe, countryside, survival, chaos, danger, human nature, social differences, life is a bitch, hopes, society, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Nymphomaniac: Vol. II (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Germany, Belgium, UK, France, Sweden
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The continuation of Joe's sexually dictated life delves into the darker aspects of her adult life and what led to her being in Seligman's care.
Style: erotic, sexual, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: sex addict, sexual perversion, strong sexual content, double penetration, sexual relations, lust, destructive relationship, deviant sex, whip, addiction, erection, masochism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.2
 220K
The Road (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind and water. It is cold enough to crack stones, and, when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the ...
Style: bleak, rough, harsh, gloomy, atmospheric ...
Plot: survival, post apocalypse, apocalypse, post apocalyptic, father son relationship, starvation, cannibalism, on the road, dying, chaos, selflessness, protective parent ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Germany, Belgium, UK, France, Sweden, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A man named Seligman finds a fainted wounded woman in an alley and he brings her home. She tells him that her name is Joe and that she is nymphomaniac. Joe tells her life and sexual experiences with hundreds of men since she was a young teenager ...
Style: erotic, sexual, psychological, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: lust, nymphomaniac, sexuality, sex, erection, sexual relations, deviant sex, strong sexual content, explicit sex, sexual perversion, sexual exploration, sex addict ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 21st century, 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.4
 18K
Interiors (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A look at a dysfunctional family dominated by the controlling madness of its matriarch, Eve. Her reluctant husband and their three daughters make doomed efforts to cope with Eve's demands, while also trying to get on with their own lives. But, ...
Style: bleak, psychological, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, sister sister relationship, family gatherings, depression, parents and children, family problems, family tragedy, divorce, father daughter relationship, sibling rivalry, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Breaking the Waves (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, France, Netherlands, Norway, Iceland, Spain, UK
Duration: 159 min.
Story: In a small and conservative Scottish village, a woman's paralytic husband convinces her to have extramarital intercourse so she can tell him about it and give him a reason for living.
Style: emotional, psychological, disturbing, heartbreaking, sad ...
Plot: tragic love, priest, self sacrifice, marriage, love, power of love, nursing, injury, nudity (full frontal - brief), husband wife relationship, destructive relationship, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: atmospheric, psychological, serious, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: infidelity, survival, chaos, dishonesty, life is a bitch, betrayal, danger, vestiges of humanity, couples, couple relations, social decay, human nature ...
Time: future
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, misfit ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, australia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
These Final Hours (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: What would you do on the last day on Earth? With the end of the world only hours away, the self-absorbed James heads to the ultimate party-to-end-all-parties. On his way there, he saves the life of a young girl named Rose who is searching ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, emotional, road movie ...
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, party, race against time, life is a bitch, on the road, chaos, redemption, little girl, escapades, chases and races, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 7.6
 19K
Europa (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Sweden, France, Germany, Switzerland, Poland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An American, Leopold Kessler, goes to post-war Germany in 1945 to work as a railroad conductor for the Zentropa Rail Line instead of going into the Army because he feels its a more valuable thing to do for the state of the world. He meets Katharina ...
Style: bleak, psychological, surreal, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: terrorism, train, nazism, misfit, suicide, assassination, idealism, betrayal, against humanity, haunted by the past, danger, employee ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: germany, europe, munich germany, frankfurt germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
It's All About Love (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, Canada, Spain, USA, Japan, Sweden, UK, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of two lovers and their attempts to save their relationship in a near-future world on the brink of cosmic collapse. John, and world-famous ice skating star, Elena, are about to sign divorce papers when they realise that, in spite of ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, philosophical, enigmatic, stylized ...
Audience: date night
Plot: cloning, apocalypse, lovers on the run, romance, chaos, future dystopia, couple relations, danger, life is a bitch, estrangement, airport, divorce ...
Time: future, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.1
 55K
Perfect Sense (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Sweden, Denmark, Ireland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Susan is a scientist searching for answers to important questions. So important that she has given up on other things, like love - until she meets Micheal. Susan and Michael find themselves embarking on a sensual adventure while the world around ...
Style: thought provoking, melancholic, enigmatic, serious, romantic ...
Plot: chef, love affair, human existence, scientist, suffering, chaos, human nature, romance, rage, couples, society, apocalypse ...
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
4:44 Last Day on Earth (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Switzerland, France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A look at how a painter and a successful actor spend their last day together before the world comes to an end.
Style: serious, captivating, psychological, disturbing, contemplative ...
Plot: apocalypse, couples, couple relations, introspection, sexual relations, danger, chaos, global warming, apartment, friendship, end of the world, one day ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Under the Volcano (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Against a background of war breaking out in Europe and the Mexican fiesta Day of Death, we are taken through one day in the life of Geoffrey Firmin, a British consul living in alcoholic disrepair and obscurity in a small southern Mexican town in ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, realistic, depressing ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, alcoholic, dysfunctional family, depression, introspection, human nature, crumbling marriage, estrangement, couples, alcohol abuse, one day, greed ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 70s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Collapsed (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In the wake of the end of the world, a family of four desperately tries to survive. Their goal: escaping the city and traveling to the rural community they once called home. The constant threat of a violent death forcing them to stay as far away ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: survival, apocalypse, family in danger, on the run, life is a bitch, gory, in the woods, chaos, virus, end of the world, danger, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.1
 3K
Quintet (1979)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: During a future ice age, dying humanity occupies its remaining time by playing a board game called Quintet. For one small group, this obsession is not enough. They play the game with living pieces, and only the winner survives.
Style: futuristic, psychological, stylized, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: ice age, isolation, future dystopia, rivalry, danger, life is a bitch, society, chaos, survival, apocalypse, obsession, glacier ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Red Cockroaches (2003)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Cuba
Duration: 82 min.
Story: First of a Trilogy: In a New York ravaged with acid rains, a man in his twenties meets a mysterious, yet familiar young woman who disrupts the banality of his day-to-day existence. Together, they will embark on a surreal journey with a devastating ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, surreal, serious, futuristic ...
Plot: genetic engineering, cockroach, self discovery, mysterious character, incest, danger, life is a bitch, society, haunted by the past, future dystopia, mutant, chaos ...
Time: future
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, incest, mental illness, schizophrenia, brother sister incest, dysfunctional family, confined, human nature, parents and children, siblings relations, couple relations, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.1
 21K
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, crumbling marriage, society, unfulfillment, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.1
 23K
The Sacrifice (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, France, UK
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Alexander, a journalist, philosopher and retired actor, celebrates a birthday with friends and family when it is announced that nuclear war has begun.
Style: atmospheric, thought provoking, serious, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: hopes, apocalypse, society, save the world, human nature, redemption, catastrophe, unfulfillment, hysteria, worldwide chaos, sacrifice, insanity ...
Time: 80s
Place: sweden, europe, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.9
 330K
Moon (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country:
Duration: 97 min.
Story: With only three weeks left in his three year contract, Sam Bell is getting anxious to finally return to Earth. He is the only occupant of a Moon-based manufacturing facility along with his computer and assistant, GERTY. When he has an accident ...
Style: psychological, bleak, futuristic, contemplative, surreal ...
Plot: outer space, isolation, loneliness, dystopic future, cloning, spacecraft, moon, astronaut, space travel, space and aliens, doubts and hesitations, nervous breakdown ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: mexico, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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