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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, water, memory, writer's life, redemption, human nature, culture clash, self discovery, crisis, immolation, countryside, save the world, stalking, unfulfilled love, fish out of water, hopes, love and romance, society, couples, cliche, longing, poet, philosophy, snowing, candle ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: italy, russia, europe, rome italy

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, atmospheric and psychological films with plots about hopes, death, human nature, family relations, society, loneliness and culture clash mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like Nostalgia: The Sacrifice (1986), Red Desert (1964), The Mirror (1974), Shun Li and the Poet (2011), The Dust of Time (2008). 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, thought provoking, serious ...
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%
 7.7
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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, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: fog, factory, losing-it hero, mental illness, countryside, society, social misfits, couple relations, unfulfillment, couples, manic, ship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 8.1
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The Mirror (1974)
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, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: hypnosis, human nature, haunted by the past, countryside, wartime life, family life, couple relations, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, couples, family relations, childhood ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 60s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: russia, europe, moscow russia, soviet union, ussr ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, realistic, emotional, 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 ⇓
40%
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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: serious, atmospheric, epic, 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 ...
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39%
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: surreal, serious, atmospheric, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: dealing with death, human nature, dull life, urban, unfulfillment, siblings relations, family relations, death wish, disability, human rights
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: serious, atmospheric, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, sincere, serious ...
Plot: psychoanalysis, loss of son, regret, dealing with death, redemption, therapist, marriage crisis, sadness, parents and children, death in the family, family in crisis, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Keys to the House (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Germany, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Meeting his handicapped son for the first time, a young father attempts to forge a relationship with the teenager.
Style: serious, psychological, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: human nature, hospital, redemption, parents and children, estrangement, hopes, family relations, self discovery, haunted by the past, disability, misfit, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, germany, italy, norway, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Four Times (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An old shepherd lives his last days in a quiet medieval village perched high on the hills of Calabria, at the southernmost tip of Italy. He herds goats under skies that most villagers have deserted long ago. He is sick, and believes to find his ...
Style: surreal, serious, atmospheric, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: elderly, village, shepherd, birth, snail, goat, old man, reincarnation, dealing with death, aging, human spirit, introspection ...
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Contempt (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A philistine in the art film business, Jeremy Prokosch is a producer unhappy with the work of his director. Prokosch has hired Fritz Lang (as himself) to direct an adaptation of "The Odyssey," but when it seems that the legendary filmmaker ...
Style: talky, stylized, psychological, clever, cynical ...
Plot: new wave, screenwriter, filmmaking, director, sexism, writer's life, movie business, villa, divorce, jealousy, love triangle, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: italy, europe, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Everybody's Fine (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Matteo Scuro is a retired Sicilian bureaucrat, a widower with five children, all of whom live on the mainland and hold responsible jobs. He decides to surprise each with a visit and finds none as he imagined.
Style: tragicomedy, emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: introspection, on the road, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family life, family problems, family relations, golden years, human nature, estrangement, hopes, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: sicily, italy, europe, florence
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Beyond the Clouds (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 112 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, sexual ...
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, paris france, mexico, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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 ⇓
30%
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Certified Copy (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Belgium, Iran
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In Tuscany to promote his latest book, a middle-aged English writer meets a French woman who leads him to the village of Lucignano.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sincere, enigmatic ...
Plot: wedding anniversary, estranged father, writer's life, romance, love affair, countryside, artists and showbiz, love and romance, fall in love, art, promotion, age difference ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, mental institution, politics, assassin, honeymoon, exile, neo noir, introspection, moral dilemma, haunted by the past, political unrest ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: italy, europe, france, paris france, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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: talky, serious, realistic, sincere, 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 ⇓
30%
Three Brothers (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In a farmhouse in southern Italy, an old woman dies. Her husband summons their sons: from Rome, Raffaele, a judge facing a political case for which he risks assassination; from Naples, the religious and ideological Rocco, a counselor at a ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: funeral, death, mafia, terrorism, dealing with death, introspection, farm, siblings relations, death in the family, family relations, self discovery, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: italy, europe, naples italy, germany, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Il Posto (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: With his family mired in financial troubles, Domenico moves to Milan, Italy, from his small town to get a job in lieu of furthering his education. A lack of options forces him to take a position as a messenger at a big company, where he hopes to ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: office, job, corporation, coming of age, boss and employee, workplace situations, college graduate, neo realism, dull life, unfulfillment, youth, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Close to Eden (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Soviet Union
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Veteran Russian writer-director Nikita Mikhalkov's film about the impact of modern civilization on an idyllic part of Mongolia won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and was nominated for an Oscar as Best Foreign Film. A farmer ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: interracial relations, culture clash, human nature, social differences, society, family relations, opposites attract, friendship, down on your luck, injustice, hopes, shepherd ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia, russia, mongolia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The Spectator (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Valeria is a passive onlooker to her own life in Turin, and she grows so obsessed with the activities of her neighbor Massimo that when he moves to Rome she decides to follow him. There she meets and unexpectedly befriends Massimo's companion ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, psychological
Plot: voyeurism, translator, mentally unstable, crumbling marriage, romance, destructive relationship, forbidden love, love triangle, midlife crisis, estrangement, fall in love, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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: gloomy, serious, realistic, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: sexuality, society, hidden identity, starting over, introspection, discrimination, hopes, unfulfillment, disorder, life is a bitch, urinal, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, albania, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Solitude of Prime Numbers (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Germany, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Prime numbers are divisible only by one and themselves. These numbers are solitary and incomprehensible to others. Alice and Mattia are both "prime", both haunted by the tragedies that have marked them in childhood: a skiing accident for ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: haunted by the past, young lovers, lovers reunited, love and romance, couple relations, youth, couples, lovers apart, pantyhose, female stockinged legs, girl, childhood trauma ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 80s, 90s ...
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Mother and Son (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia, Germany
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A slow and poignant story of love and patience told via a dying mother nursed by her devoted son. The simple narrative is a thread woven among the deeply spiritual images of the countryside and cottage.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, spiritual, atmospheric ...
Plot: countryside, human nature, parents and children, parent child relationship, dying mother, mother son relationship, family relations, isolation, family problems, death, nature, old woman ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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, serious, gloomy, 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: europe, usa, italy, los angeles, milan italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Legend of the Holy Drinker (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: La leggenda del santo bevitore (literally "The legend of the holy drinker") is a 1988 Italian film directed by Ermanno Olmi. It tells the story of a drunken homeless man (played by Rutger Hauer) in Paris who is lent 200 francs by a ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, psychological
Plot: drugs/alcohol, redemption, social differences, society, addiction, alcohol abuse, change of luck, lifestyle, bar, seine river, father daughter relationship, public telephone ...
Time: 21st century, 80s
Place: europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.4
 4K
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 ⇓
26%
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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, priest, winter, pastor, faith, small town, clergy, isolation, human nature, village, introspection, redemption ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: talky, clever, serious, psychological, realistic
Plot: actress, theater, mentally unstable, one location, memory, human nature, introspection, couple relations, infidelity, love affair, love triangle, family in crisis ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Christ Stopped at Eboli (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 150 min.
Story: In the fascist Italy of 1935, a painter trained as a doctor is exiled to a remote region near Eboli. Over time, he learns to appreciate the beauty and wisdom of the peasants, and to overcome his isolation.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: village, politics, fascism, human spirit, idealism, rebelliousness, small town, self discovery, anti war, culture clash, political unrest, small town life ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: italy, europe, southern italy, china, sicily ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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