Movies like Nostalgia

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Nostalgia (1983)
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Nostalgia (1983)
Original name: Nostalghia
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 imprisoned his own family in his house for seven years to save them from the evils of the world. Seeing some deep truth in Domenico's act, Andrei becomes drawn to him. In a series of dreams, the poet's nostalgia for his homeland and his longing for his wife, his ambivalent feelings for Eugenia and Italy, and his sense of kinship with Domenico become intertwined.
Style: atmospheric, emotional, serious, realistic, psychological, gloomy, sincere, meditative, melancholic, philosophical ...
Plot: dream, memory, writer's life, redemption, human nature, culture clash, water, self discovery, immolation, crisis, countryside, save the world, stalking, unfulfilled love, fish out of water, hopes, love and romance, society, couples, cliche, longing, poet, philosophy, angel, snow ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: italy, russia, europe, rome italy

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Most similar movies to Nostalgia

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, talky, realistic and atmospheric films with plots about loneliness, storytelling, catastrophe, culture clash, dialogue, existentialism and life & death mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like Nostalgia: The Sacrifice (1986), Eternity and a Day (1998), Winter Light (1963), The Mirror (1975), Red Desert (1964). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, bleak, psychological, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: apocalypse, human nature, danger, life is a bitch, chase, save the world, redemption, chaos and mayhem, future dystopia, sacrifice, terminal illness, hopes ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, sweden, russia
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95%
Eternity and a Day (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Greece, Germany
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Alexander, a famous writer, is very ill and has only a few days to live. He meets a little boy on the street, who is an illegal immigrant from Albania. Alexander then takes the boy home.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: terminal illness, illegal immigrant, hospital, poet, bus, human nature, on the road, ocean or sea, master and servant, self discovery, haunted by the past, family life ...
Time: 90s, future
Place: greece, tokyo, australia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 8.1
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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, atmospheric, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: suicide, winter, priest, pastor, faith, small town, clergy, isolation, human nature, village, introspection, redemption ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Mirror (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A dying man in his forties remembers his past. His childhood, his mother, the war, personal moments and things that tell of the recent history of all the Russian nation.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, serious, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: hypnosis, human nature, countryside, wartime life, family life, couple relations, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, couples, family relations, childhood, surrealism ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 60s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: russia, europe, moscow russia, ussr, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Red Desert (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Amid the modern wastelands and toxic factories of Italy, wife and mother Giuliana (Monica Vitti) desperately tries to conceal her tenuous grip on reality from those around her, especially her successful yet neglectful husband, Ugo (Carlo Chionetti). ...
Style: serious, gloomy, captivating, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: factory, fog, losing-it hero, mental illness, countryside, society, social misfits, couple relations, unfulfillment, couples, manic, electronic music ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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: stylized, gloomy, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: hospital, infidelity, party, nightclub, terminal illness, crumbling marriage, human nature, one day, introspection, couple relations, friendship, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: italy, europe, usa, los angeles, milan italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: atmospheric, psychological, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: unemployment, down on your luck, countryside, dishonesty, family problems, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, couple relations, crimes, society, couples, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: switzerland, europe, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Maborosi (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young woman's husband apparently commits suicide without warning or reason, leaving behind his wife and infant. Yumiko remarries and moves from Osaka to a small fishing village, yet continues to search for meaning in a lonely world.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, psychological, reflective ...
Plot: village, self discovery, crimes, hopes, love and romance, youth, couples, family problems, social relations, babies and infants, dealing with death, investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, europe, venice, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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In Praise of Love (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Someone we hear talking - but whom we do not see - speaks of a project which describes the four key moments of love: meeting, physical passion, arguments/separation and making up. This project is to be told through three couples: young, adult and ...
Style: psychological, serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: golden years, master and servant, showbiz, filmmaking, politics, cinema, essay, graffiti, philosophy, book, car, pornography ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Heart of Glass (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A small Bavarian village is renowned for its "Ruby Glass" glass blowing works. When the foreman of the works dies suddenly without revealing the secret of the Ruby Glass, the town slides into a deep depression, and the owner of the ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, serious, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: hypnosis, factory, curses spells and rituals, village, dream, murder, village life, surrealism, warning, mountain, existentialism, art ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: bleak, gloomy, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: addiction, rehabilitation, midlife crisis, loneliness, crumbling marriage, downfall, clinic, human nature, dysfunctional family, introspection, redemption, destructive relationship ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 1920s
Place: france, europe, versailles, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Dust of Time (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, Italy, Germany, Russia, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A, an American film director of Greek ancestry, is making a film that tells his story and the story of his parents. It is a tale that unfolds in Italy, Germany, Russia, Kazakhstan, Canada and the USA. The main character is Eleni, who is claimed and ...
Style: epic, serious, atmospheric, realistic, surreal ...
Plot: introspection, couple relations, love affair, love triangle, parents and children, lovers reunited, political unrest, filmmaking, hopes, love and romance, society, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s ...
Place: asia, canada, europe, germany, kazakhstan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
A Single Girl (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young Parisian must make major decisions about pregnancy, a job and her boyfriend.
Style: serious, atmospheric, gloomy, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: hotel, pregnancy, single parent, down on your luck, urban, twentysomething life, working class, couples, family relations, social relations, human nature, introspection ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Death in Venice (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Composer Gustav von Aschenbach, travels to Venice for health reasons. There, he becomes obsessed with the stunning beauty of an adolescent Polish boy named Tadzio who is staying with his family at the same Grand Hôtel des Bains on the Lido as ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, stylized, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: obsession, gays and lesbians, composer, beach, homoeroticism, vacation, beauty, makeover, cholera, fall in love, homosexuality, boy ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, venice, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The Island (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Somewhere in Northern Russia in a small Russian Orthodox monastery lives an unusual man whose bizarre conduct confuses his fellow monks, while others who visit the island believe that the man has the power to heal, exorcise demons and foretell the ...
Style: psychological, cerebral, serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: redemption, monk, psychic, god or devil, monastery, mentor, loneliness, hopes, forgiveness, christian, sin, life philosophy ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The Dead (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, USA, West Germany
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An all-Irish cast (including Donal McCann, Rachael Dowling and Colm Meaney) lends authenticity and gravitas to director John Huston's final film, an elegiac take on a short story by James Joyce (from The Dubliners). After a convivial holiday ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: dinner party, haunted by the past, politics, self discovery, love triangle, dishonesty, hopes, love and romance, couples, family problems, friends, introspection ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Wind Will Carry Us (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Irreverent city engineer Behzad comes to a rural village in Iran to keep vigil for a dying relative. In the meanwhile the film follows his efforts to fit in with the local community and how he changes his own attitudes as a result.
Style: serious, atmospheric, thought provoking, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: small town, fish out of water, village, culture clash, human nature, parents and children, village life, countryside, family relations, curses spells and rituals, small town life, politics ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, kurdistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Shun Li and the Poet (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A study of the friendship between a Chinese woman and a fisherman who came to Italy from Yugoslavia many years ago, who live in a small city-island in the Veneto lagoon.
Style: serious, atmospheric, emotional, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, immigrants, social misfits, village, misfit, friends, single parent, fish out of water, village life, workplace situations, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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: bleak, serious, atmospheric, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: unemployment, loneliness, photographer, recession, midlife crisis, love and romance, urban, unfulfillment, human nature, introspection, looking for love, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, turkey, istanbul turkey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Beyond the Clouds (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Made of four short tales, linked by a story filmed by Wim Wenders. Taking place in Ferrara, Portofino, Aix en Provence and Paris, each story, which always a woman as the crux of the story, invites to an inner travel, as Antonioni says "towards ...
Style: touching, erotic, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, romance, human nature, couple relations, wife husband relationship, destructive relationship, love affair, sexual relations, unfulfilled love, lovers reunited, midlife crisis ...
Place: europe, italy, france, paris france, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Rhapsody in August (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story centers on an elderly hibakusha, who lost her husband in the 1945 atomic bombing of Nagasaki, caring for her four grandchildren over the summer. She learns of a long-lost brother, Suzujiro, living in Hawaii who wants her to visit him ...
Style: emotional, serious, atmospheric, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: anti war, human nature, haunted by the past, parents and children, siblings relations, memory, family relations, battles, society, post war, grandmother, elderly ...
Place: japan, hawaii, asia, usa, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Exit: A personal history (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young man travels to Holland for an assisted suicide. The young man was convinced that this was his only way of ending an existence that he considered to lack any dignity.
Style: atmospheric, serious, surreal, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: dealing with death, human nature, dull life, unfulfillment, urban, siblings relations, family relations, death wish, disability, human rights
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Conformist (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A weak-willed Italian man becomes a fascist flunky who goes abroad to arrange the assassination of his old teacher, now a political dissident.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, surreal, stylized, sexual ...
Plot: fascism, assassination, politics, honeymoon, assassin, exile, neo noir, introspection, moral dilemma, haunted by the past, political unrest, mental institution ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: italy, europe, france, paris france, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 6.9
 189
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: talky, serious, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, infidelity, unfulfilled love, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, family relations, introspection ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: realistic, gloomy, serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, pardon, clergy, friendship, starting over, religions or cults, hopes, society, self discovery, friends, coldhearted, warden ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Jean de Florette (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, France, Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In a rural French village, an old man and his only remaining relative cast their covetous eyes on an adjoining vacant property. They need its spring water for growing their flowers, and are dismayed to hear that the man who has inherited it is ...
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: avarice, provence, farm, countryside, village life, human nature, cons and scams, village, neighbor, dishonesty, down on your luck, crimes ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 19th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.4
 16K
The Son's Room (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A psychoanalyst and his family go through profound emotional trauma when their son dies in a scuba diving accident.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: psychoanalysis, loss of son, regret, dealing with death, redemption, marriage crisis, sadness, therapist, parents and children, death in the family, family in crisis, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 3K
Mindwalk (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A US politician visits his poet friend in Mont. St. Michael, France. While walking through the medieval island discussing their philosophies of life they happen upon Sonja, a scientist in recluse, who joins in their conversation. The two men listen ...
Style: talky, psychological, serious, clever, tense ...
Plot: politics, society, island, isolation, writer's life, human nature, introspection, friendship, dialogue driven, artists and showbiz, philosophy, friends ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Through a Glass Darkly (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 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, realistic ...
Plot: island, schizophrenia, mental illness, incest, human nature, dysfunctional family, parents and children, daughter, siblings relations, family problems, family relations, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Three Seasons (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Three Seasons wants to show individuals triumphing over adversities, recovering from traumas, looking forward to better times, as well as nostalgia for those better days before American and French and other invasions, material and ideological. It is ...
Style: touching, captivating, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, poetry, leprosy, song, culture clash, writer's life, daughter, urban, human nature, fall in love, love and romance, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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