Movies like Winter Light

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Winter Light (1963)
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Winter Light (1963)
Original name: Nattvardsgästerna
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A Swedish pastor fails a loving woman, a suicidal fisherman and God.
Style: philosophical, depressing, art house, cerebral, sexy, psychological, atmospheric, thought provoking, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: religion, existentialism, suicide, winter, priest, faith, isolation, small town, midlife crisis, apocalypse, wine, church, atheist, doubt, loss of faith, love, catastrophe, time travel, relationships, loneliness, god, jesus, mental disorder, depression, obsession ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, psychological, talky and thought provoking films with plots about existentialism, dialogue, melancholy, character study, loneliness, culture clash and storytelling mostly in Drama, Music and Thriller genres. Some movies like Winter Light: Through a Glass Darkly (1961), The Silence (1963), Persona (1966), The Passion of Anna (1969), Cries & Whispers (1972). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, philosophical, art house, cerebral, surreal ...
Plot: schizophrenia, mental illness, incest, island, existentialism, brother sister incest, insanity, psychology, mental disorder, dysfunctional family, religion, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe
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The Silence (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Traveling through an unnamed European country on the brink of war, sickly, intellectual Ester, her sister Anna and Anna's young son, Johan, check into a near-empty hotel. A basic inability to communicate among the three seems only to worsen ...
Style: art house, disturbing, surreal, philosophical, erotic ...
Plot: female masturbation, existentialism, hotel, sexuality, female orgasm, dysfunctional family, incest, classical music, sensuality, hotel room, adultery, lesbianism ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: tokyo, sweden, europe
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Persona (1966)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A young nurse, Alma, is put in charge of Elisabeth Vogler: an actress who is seemingly healthy in all respects, but will not talk. As they spend time together, Alma speaks to Elisabeth constantly, never receiving any answer. Alma eventually ...
Style: sexual, atmospheric, surreal, psychological, art house ...
Plot: silence, medical, patient, existentialism, lesbian, surrealism, psychiatry, mute character, confession, nurse, sex talk, sex ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden, eastern europe, scandinavia
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100%
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: art house, surreal, cerebral, sexy, bleak ...
Plot: solitude, depression, isolation, island, female nudity, guilt, suicide, snow, divorce, adultery, nightmare, freedom ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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: touching, thought provoking, emotional, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: terminal illness, maid, family relations, cancer, death, existentialism, nudity (full frontal - brief), bittersweet, dysfunctional family, estate, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 90s
Place: sweden, eastern europe, scandinavia
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The Rite (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 72 min.
Story: A judge in an unnamed country interviews three actors, together and singly, provoking them while investigating a pornographic performance for which they may face a fine. Their relationships are complicated: Sebastian, volatile, a heavy drinker, in ...
Style: art house, sexy, serious, surreal, clever ...
Plot: lawyer, existentialism, dishonesty, society, love and romance, performer's life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, actor's life, love triangle, couple relations, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, art house, political, cerebral, sexy ...
Plot: island, civil war, politics, betrayal, war, world war two, female nudity, political prisoner, refugee, musician, boat, psychology ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: israel, scandinavia, sweden, eastern europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.9
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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, cerebral, art house, philosophical, thought provoking ...
Plot: religion, spirituality, insanity, existentialism, god, hopes, catastrophe, redemption, human nature, save the world, society, apocalypse ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, ussr, vatican, europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Fanny and Alexander (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, France, West Germany
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Through the eyes of ten-year-old Alexander, we witness the delights and conflicts of the Ekdahl family, a sprawling bourgeois clan in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Sweden.
Style: philosophical, disturbing, art house, thought provoking, surreal ...
Plot: christmas, brother sister relationship, abusive stepfather, ghost, childhood, emotional abuse, child abuse, grief, bishop, domestic violence, coming of age, children ...
Time: turn of the century, victorian era, 20th century, 90s, 1910s
Place: sweden, tokyo, eastern europe, scandinavia
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66%
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The Touch (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A seemingly happy Swedish housewife and mother begins an adulterous affair with a foreign archaeologist who is working near her home.
Style: art house, realistic, serious, psychological
Plot: infidelity, love affair, female nudity, affair, extramarital affair, hospital, archaeologist, church, physician, wedding ring, love story, love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: sweden, eastern europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Autumn Sonata (1978)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: West Germany, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After a seven-year absence, Charlotte Andergast travels to Sweden to reunite with her daughter Eva. The pair have a troubled relationship: Charlotte sacrificed the responsibilities of motherhood for a career as a classical pianist. Over an emotional ...
Style: reflective, emotional, art house, sexy, touching ...
Plot: marriage, autumn, dysfunctional family, mother daughter relationship, pianist, mother daughter estrangement, child neglect, reconciliation, family relations, existentialism, mother daughter reunion, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: sweden, europe, scandinavia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: realistic, touching, bleak, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: infidelity, vengeance, family problems, crumbling marriage, introspection, parents and children, love affair, redemption, couple relations, couples, family relations, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, eastern europe
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63%
The Fire Within (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Alain Leroy is a recovering alcoholic who decides to end his life, but first decides to visit his friends in Paris one last time, in an attempt at finding a reason to continue living.
Style: art house, depressing, philosophical, sexy, reflective ...
Plot: addiction, suicide, alcohol abuse, depression, character study, rehabilitation, melancholy, loneliness, dysfunctional family, drug addiction, existentialism, french ...
Time: 60s, 1920s
Place: paris france, france, europe, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: psychedelic, surreal, art house, mind bending, talky ...
Plot: theater, memory, filmmaking, couples, dull life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, actor's life, hopes, love and romance, aging, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
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Saraband (2003)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Italy, Finland, Germany, Austria
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The movie is a sequel to Bergman's Scenes from a Marriage (1973), where we revisit the characters of Johan and Marianne, then a married couple. After their divorce, Johan and Marianne haven't seen each other for 32 years. Marianne is still ...
Style: psychological, emotional, meditative, sincere, touching ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, marriage, parenthood, character study, introspection, parents and children, love and romance, human nature, golden years, crumbling marriage, couples, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo, australia, hamburg germany, eastern europe, florence ...
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61%
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The Night (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A married couple attend a bourgeois party and wade through the stifling strain that long-term marriage has imposed upon them.
Style: reflective, cerebral, art house, erotic, sexy ...
Plot: infidelity, writers, hospital, marriage, family relations, alienation, midlife crisis, socialite, party, husband wife relationship, transformation, affair ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: milan italy, tokyo, mediterranean sea, berlin germany, italy ...
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60%
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Time Out (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 134 min.
Story: An unemployed man finds his life sinking more and more into trouble as he hides his situation from his family and friends.
Style: psychological, enigmatic, depressing, compassionate, stylized ...
Plot: unemployment, greed, self discovery, character study, life is a bitch, crimes, society, dishonesty, couple relations, down on your luck, family problems, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, switzerland, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.4
 4K
Faithless (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Italy, Germany, Finland, Norway
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Scripted by Ingmar Bergman, this very personal film is about a destructive affair which wrecks the marriage of an actress (Marianne) and musician (Markus). Wanting to continue the affair, Marianne moves in with her lover. But she is tormented by ...
Style: psychological, sincere, gloomy, erotic, atmospheric ...
Plot: adultery, betrayal, infidelity, parenthood, love affair, custody, fall in love, family problems, crumbling marriage, destructive relationship, rivalry, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: tokyo, paris france, denmark, france, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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: meditative, sincere, realistic, bleak, surprise ending ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: human nature, introspection, dysfunctional family, coincidence, depression, terminal illness, child prodigy, multiple storylines, social problems, redemption, infidelity, frog ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 60s, 50s, 1910s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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The Apostle (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: After his happy life spins out of control, a preacher from Texas changes his name, goes to Louisiana and starts preaching on the radio.
Style: biblical, sexy, realistic, talky, spiritual ...
Plot: christian, religion, redemption, small town, preacher, radio, country, coma, runaway, atheism, mental disorder, religious fanatic ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, texas, california, usa
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Distant (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Uzak/Distant chronicles the numbing loneliness, longing, and isolation in the lives of two men who are consumed by their own problems. Istanbul photographer Mahmut reluctantly receives his relative Yusuf, but the mingling of their lives does little ...
Style: sincere, bleak, art house, lyrical, stylized ...
Plot: loneliness, unemployment, photographer, isolation, complex characters, family relations, culture clash, love and romance, introspection, society, human nature, looking for love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: istanbul turkey, tokyo, turkey, middle east, paris france ...
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57%
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Faces (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An old married man leaves his wife for a younger woman. Shortly after, his ex-wife also begins a relationship with a younger partner.
Style: art house, sexy, suspense, talky, biting ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, prostitute, male nudity, melancholy, cheating, time travel, social outcast, feminism, sexual abuse, writer's life, addiction, sexualized violence ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: tokyo
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56%
Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: The film follows one day in the lives of the Tyrone family, each member is troubled and has been damaged by alcohol and/or drugs. In addition, they have issues with each other that lead to fights and an inability to reconcile completely with one ...
Style: depressing, talky, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: addiction, dysfunctional family, family relations, alcohol abuse, drug addiction, redemption, actor, lifestyle, actor's life, family life, human nature, morphine ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: ireland, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: realistic, bleak, psychological, melancholic, touching ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, sister sister relationship, depression, family relations, divorce, character study, father daughter relationship, sibling rivalry, parenthood, life philosophy, family gatherings, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Hour of the Wolf (1968)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An artist in crisis is haunted by nightmares from the past in Ingmar Bergman's only horror film, which takes place on a windy island. During "the hour of the wolf" - between midnight and dawn - he tells his wife about his most painful ...
Style: surreal, gothic, suspense, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: surrealism, artist, isolation, insanity, diary, island, female nudity, hallucination, swedish, voyeurism, castle, obsession ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Letters to Father Jacob (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 74 min.
Story: With few options, newly pardoned convict Leila agrees to work as an assistant to a blind pastor. Father Jacob spends his days answering the letters of the needy, which Leila finds pointless. But when the letters stop, the pastor is devastated and ...
Style: psychological, melancholic, touching, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: redemption, friendship, pardon, forgiveness, depression, adaptation, loneliness, mentor, justice, life & death, life philosophy, starting over ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: bleak, stylized, melancholic, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: desert, survival, stranded, isolation, culture clash, rescue, life is a bitch, human nature, tragedy, bus, dogma, first contact ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, new jersey, australia, namibia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 8.0
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Nostalgia (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Soviet Union
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The Russian poet Andrei Gorchakov, accompanied by guide and translator Eugenia, is traveling through Italy researching the life of an 18th-century Russian composer. In an ancient spa town, he meets the lunatic Domenico, who years earlier had ...
Style: reflective, cerebral, atmospheric, philosophical, art house ...
Plot: philosophy, insanity, existentialism, memory, redemption, culture clash, writer's life, life & death, life philosophy, loneliness, poetry, visceral ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: italy, russia, rome italy, ussr, europe ...
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55%
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Mouchette (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Robert Bresson plumbs great reservoirs of feelings with one of the most searing portraits of human desperation ever put on film.
Style: art house, sexy, emotional, stylized, disturbing ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: coming of age, existentialism, suicide, child abuse, youth, innocence lost, children, drug addiction, village, loneliness, death, brutality ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, tokyo, paris france, europe, japan
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55%
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: gloomy, melancholic, thought provoking, depressing, disturbing ...
Plot: suicide attempt, suicide, drug addict, addiction, loneliness, drug addiction, character study, old friends, complex characters, unlikely friendships, starting over, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oslo norway, california, norway
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55%