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, meditative, melancholic, philosophical ...
Plot: dream, culture clash, redemption, writer's life, water, 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, crisis, immolation, 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, realistic, talky and atmospheric films with plots about loneliness, catastrophe, culture clash, dialogue, mentor, existentialism and storytelling mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like Nostalgia: The Sacrifice (1986), Eternity and a Day (1998), Red Desert (1964), Winter Light (1963), 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, worldwide chaos, save the world, nuclear, chase, redemption, chaos, birthday, terminal illness, chaos and mayhem, unfulfillment, nuclear holocaust ...
Time: 80s
Place: sweden, europe, 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: psychological, realistic, atmospheric, sincere, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, poet, illegal immigrant, hospital, on the road, bus, ocean or sea, refugees, human nature, master and servant, family life, self discovery ...
Time: 90s, future
Place: greece, tokyo, australia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.7
 12K
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: emotional, serious, atmospheric, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: factory, fog, mental illness, manic, couples, society, countryside, couple relations, social misfits, losing-it hero, unfulfillment, sea ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 8.1
 18K
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, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: suicide, winter, pastor, faith, priest, isolation, small town, clergy, nuclear, village, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: surreal, touching, sentimental, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, parents and children, immigrants, state affairs, couple relations, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, politics, hopes, love triangle, love affair, introspection ...
Time: 70s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 60s ...
Place: russia, germany, kazakhstan, new york, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, atmospheric, sexual, clever, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, hospital, terminal illness, nightclub, party, human nature, love and romance, mogul, family relations, friendship, chase, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: italy, usa, europe, los angeles, milan italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, realistic, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: hypnosis, artist, human nature, wartime life, life is a bitch, german, family relations, poet, countryside, couples, family life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 30s, 60s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: russia, europe, spain, soviet union, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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: psychological, atmospheric, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: unemployment, family relations, crimes, couple relations, down on your luck, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, couples, dishonesty, family problems, countryside, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: switzerland, france, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: touching, gloomy, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, hopes, life is a bitch, workplace situations, petty job, social misfits, exile, poet, workplace, village life, immigrants, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, sincere, emotional, serious, touching ...
Plot: parents and children, unfulfillment, hopes, love and romance, unfulfilled love, crumbling marriage, couple relations, fall in love, dysfunctional family, infidelity, couples, family problems ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, sincere, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: hotel, pregnancy, single parent, introspection, urban, human nature, social differences, working class, unemployment, unwanted pregnancy, society, social relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: realistic, psychological, surreal, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: unfulfillment, siblings relations, dealing with death, dull life, family relations, human nature, death wish, urban, human rights, disability
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, holland, amsterdam
⇓ 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, serious, realistic, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: obsession, gays and lesbians, fall in love, beach, vacation, beauty, cholera, homoeroticism, homosexuality, forbidden love, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: italy, venice, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, psychological, gloomy, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: addiction, midlife crisis, rehabilitation, dysfunctional family, loneliness, life is a bitch, destructive relationship, unfulfillment, love and romance, clinic, mental illness, doctors and patients ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 1920s
Place: france, europe, versailles, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, sentimental, captivating, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, poetry, leprosy, song, culture clash, poet, anti capitalism, society, human nature, urban, love and romance, writer's life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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, gloomy, mind bending, offbeat, serious ...
Plot: village, shepherd, snail, goat, birth, old man, elderly, human nature, aging, introspection, child birth, imaginary ...
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: monk, redemption, christian, psychic, god or devil, hopes, monastery, sin, navy, mentor, forgiveness, russian ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, gloomy, psychological, serious ...
Plot: hypnosis, village, murder, village life, curses spells and rituals, warning, factory, dream, surrealism, mountain, existentialism, art ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 7.4
 6K
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: psychological, gloomy, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: politics, haunted by the past, dinner party, friendship, love and romance, couple relations, hopes, family in crisis, self discovery, reunion, introspection, dishonesty ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: surreal, gloomy, psychological, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: showbiz, filmmaking, golden years, master and servant, politics, car, essay, graffiti, cinema, book, philosophy, pornography ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.3
 5K
Jacknife (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A conflict develops between a troubled Vietnam veteran and the sister he lives with when she becomes involved romantically with the army buddy who reminds him of the tragic battle they both survived.
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, sincere, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, love and romance, siblings relations, haunted by the past, human nature, homecoming, life is a bitch, loneliness, vietnam veteran, prom, unlikely friendships, depression ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, vietnam, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.7
 16K
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, atmospheric, gloomy, touching, psychological ...
Plot: unemployment, loneliness, photographer, recession, midlife crisis, love and romance, looking for love, porn, urban, society, human nature, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, turkey, istanbul turkey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, psychological, sincere, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: anti war, human nature, haunted by the past, parents and children, siblings relations, family relations, battles, society, memory, post war, grandmother, elderly ...
Place: japan, hawaii, asia, usa, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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, serious, sincere, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: pardon, friendship, redemption, hopes, coldhearted, warden, starting over, society, clergy, self discovery, religions or cults, friends ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.9
 7K
Mamma Roma (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 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, gloomy, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, wedding, friendship, bar, church, thief, redemption, greek, life is a bitch, family relations, destiny ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: europe, italy, rome italy, tokyo, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, sexual, psychological ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, romance, love affair, dishonesty, couples, human nature, lovers reunited, filmmaking, midlife crisis, unfulfilled love, sexual relations ...
Place: europe, italy, france, mexico, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: atmospheric, serious, thought provoking, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: small town, fish out of water, village, culture clash, signal, small town life, family relations, social relations, countryside, curses spells and rituals, village life, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, kurdistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: emotional, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: farm, countryside, avarice, provence, village life, cons and scams, down on your luck, life is a bitch, crimes, parents and children, dishonesty, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s, 19th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.6
 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, tense, serious, clever ...
Plot: politics, society, isolation, island, friends, unfulfillment, writer's life, artists and showbiz, state affairs, hopes, friendship, rebellion ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.6
 4K
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, psychological, realistic, serious, reflective ...
Plot: suicide, village, arranged marriage, self discovery, museum, hopes, babies and infants, crimes, dealing with death, village life, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, europe, italy, venice ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%