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, psychological, sincere, gloomy, serious, realistic, contemplative, reflective, cerebral ...
Plot: insanity, dream, culture clash, redemption, writer's life, philosophy, memory, save the world, poet, love and romance, stalking, self discovery, cliche, hopes, society, human nature, couples, unfulfilled love, countryside, fish out of water, longing, snowing, crisis, immolation, angel ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: italy, russia, europe, rome italy, tuscany

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Most similar movies to Nostalgia

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, atmospheric, gloomy and realistic films with plots about loneliness, existentialism, suprisingly clever, dialogue, catastrophe, storytelling and life & death mostly in Drama, Biography and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Nostalgia: The Sacrifice (1986), Eternity and a Day (1998), The Mirror (1975), The Night (1961), 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, emotional, serious, contemplative, thought provoking ...
Plot: hopes, apocalypse, society, save the world, human nature, redemption, catastrophe, unfulfillment, hysteria, worldwide chaos, sacrifice, insanity ...
Time: 80s
Place: sweden, europe, russia
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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: psychological, gloomy, atmospheric, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: terminal illness, poet, writers, ocean or sea, hospital, on the road, human nature, family life, self discovery, haunted by the past, bus, ocean ...
Time: 90s, future
Place: greece, tokyo, australia, japan
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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, thought provoking, psychological, enigmatic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, nature, countryside, poetry, memory, human nature, family life, stream of consciousness, existentialism, childhood, haunted by the past, hypnosis ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 60s, 20th century, 1940s ...
Place: russia, europe, soviet union, moscow russia, spain ...
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100%
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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, stylized, atmospheric, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: infidelity, hospital, nightclub, terminal illness, writers, party, midlife crisis, dysfunctional family, introspection, couple relations, human nature, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: italy, milan italy, los angeles, usa, europe ...
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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: psychological, thought provoking, realistic, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: factory, fog, society, car accident, loneliness, anxiety, depression, mother son relationship, contamination, couples, manic, losing-it hero ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, italy
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49%
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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, thought provoking, atmospheric, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: suicide, winter, pastor, priest, faith, midlife crisis, isolation, small town, dishonesty, life is a bitch, society, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden, eastern europe, scandinavia
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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: experimental, contemplative, atmospheric, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, human nature, dull life, unfulfillment, dealing with death, urban, siblings relations, death wish, sexual content, urban setting, human rights, disability
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy, holland, amsterdam
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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, psychological, touching, sincere, lyrical ...
Plot: unemployment, loneliness, family relations, recession, introspection, love and romance, society, looking for love, down on your luck, human nature, male female relationship, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, middle east, istanbul turkey, tokyo, paris france ...
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43%
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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, intellectual, meditative, enigmatic, stylized ...
Plot: politics, philosophy, art, romance, painter, humanity, loneliness, life & death, life philosophy, existentialism, showbiz, filmmaking ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe, tokyo, japan
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43%
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, allegory, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: hypnosis, warning, murder, curses spells and rituals, factory, village life, village, dream, surrealism, mountain, hallucination, existentialism ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: germany, tokyo
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43%
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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, philosophical, cerebral, breathtaking, melancholic ...
Plot: redemption, monk, christian, sin, solitude, religion, loneliness, life philosophy, hopes, psychic, island, forgiveness ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: gloomy, atmospheric, sincere, psychological, contemplative ...
Plot: hotel, pregnancy, single parent, social relations, family problems, couples, love and romance, hopes, society, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: philosophical, bleak, atmospheric, gloomy, art house ...
Plot: stalker, surrealism, scientist, russian, wish come true, post apocalypse, desire, future dystopia, human nature, society, escapades, psychic ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Three Seasons (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, USA
Duration: 104 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, thought provoking, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, poetry, leprosy, culture clash, human nature, fall in love, urban, anti capitalism, poet, society, love and romance, writer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon, new jersey
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41%
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Mamma Roma (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After many years working in the streets of Roma, the middle-age whore Mamma Roma (Anna Magnani) saves money to buy an upper class apartment, a fruit stand and retires from the prostitution. She brings her teenage son Ettore (Ettore Garofolo), who ...
Style: neorealism, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, thief, friendship, redemption, hopes, youth, family relations, human nature, going straight, crimes, starting over ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, post world war two
Place: rome italy, europe, italy, tokyo, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Institute Benjamenta, or This Dream That One Calls Human Life (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Japan, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jakob arrives at the Institute Benjamenta (run by brother and sister Johannes and Lisa Benjamenta) to learn to become a servant. With seven other men, he studies under Lisa: absurd lessons of movement, drawing circles, and servility. He asks for a ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: eccentric family, siblings relations, love triangle, haunted by the past, boarding school life, society, mind game, crimes, love and romance, power relations, family relations, boarding school ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: romance, love triangle, infidelity, unfulfilled love, love affair, dishonesty, love and romance, filmmaking, couples, couple relations, fall in love, lovers reunited ...
Place: europe, italy, paris france, france, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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
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39%
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The Eel (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: White-collar worker Yamashita finds out that his wife has a lover visiting her when he's away, suddenly returns home and kills her. After eight years in prison, he returns to live in a small village, opens a barber shop (he was trained as a ...
Style: captivating, psychological, touching, enigmatic, offbeat ...
Plot: redemption, starting over, human nature, social relations, hopes, haunted by the past, crimes of passion, murder, ufo, village, infidelity, erotica ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: sentimental, atmospheric, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: love affair, love and romance, lovers reunited, society, couple relations, political unrest, hopes, starting over, politics, parents and children, couples, introspection ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: russia, usa, germany, italy, kazakhstan ...
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39%
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, mental illness, schizophrenia, incest, insanity, brother sister incest, electroshock therapy, dysfunctional family, family problems, estrangement, self destructing, siblings relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, contemplative, serious, realistic ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, rehabilitation, addiction, midlife crisis, dysfunctional family, melancholy, loneliness, downfall, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, couples, family problems ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 1920s
Place: paris france, france, europe, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Our Music (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Jean-Luc Godard's poetic meditation on war, violence and defeat. The film is structured in three parts. The three segments are "Hell", "Purgatory", and "Heaven". The first segment is a montage of war images from ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, meditative, intellectual, philosophical ...
Plot: politics, human nature, society, anti war, journalist, religion, existentialism, life philosophy, greed, self discovery, bosnian war, film within a film ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, bosnia, sarajevo, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Dead (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
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: sentimental, gloomy, sincere, psychological, touching ...
Plot: haunted by the past, politics, dinner party, bittersweet, friendship, reunion, love triangle, self discovery, family in crisis, introspection, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, realistic, touching, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, hopes, single parent, petty job, social relations, workplace situations, fish out of water, misfit, life is a bitch, workplace, society, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, serious, enigmatic, meditative, compassionate ...
Plot: unemployment, life is a bitch, couple relations, down on your luck, family problems, crimes, society, dishonesty, thief, swindle, deception, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: switzerland, europe, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: bleak, psychological, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: isolation, depression, couples, island, solitude, friendship, love affair, love and romance, opposites attract, deadly, destiny, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: eastern europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The 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: sincere, surreal, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: elderly, old man, village, goat, shepherd, human nature, introspection, hopes, redemption, superstition, death, nature ...
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: contemplative, emotional, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, fall in love, unfulfilled love, introspection, couples, religions or cults, family problems, family relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), strong female presence, sexual content, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: europe, denmark
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38%