Movies like The Sacrifice

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The Sacrifice (1986)
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The Sacrifice (1986)
Original name: Offret
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, thought provoking, serious, emotional, contemplative, psychological, cerebral, bleak, gloomy, meditative ...
Plot: hopes, apocalypse, save the world, society, human nature, redemption, catastrophe, hysteria, unfulfillment, worldwide chaos, sacrifice, insanity, religion, birthday, life is a bitch, chase, nuclear holocaust, danger, nuclear, creator, terminal illness, chaos and mayhem, chaos, future dystopia, witchcraft ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, sweden, russia

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Most similar movies to The Sacrifice

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, melancholic, talky and thought provoking films with plots about loneliness, dialogue, catastrophe, storytelling, weird, existentialism and suprisingly clever mostly in Drama, Biography and Music genres. Some movies like The Sacrifice: The Mirror (1975), Eternity and a Day (1998), Nostalgia (1983), The Island (2006), Winter Light (1963). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, family relations ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 60s, 20th century, 1940s ...
Place: russia, europe, spain, soviet union, moscow 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, contemplative, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: terminal illness, poet, writers, ocean or sea, hospital, on the road, human nature, family life, self discovery, haunted by the past, bus, master and servant ...
Time: 90s, future
Place: greece, tokyo, australia, japan
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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: atmospheric, emotional, gloomy, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: insanity, dream, culture clash, redemption, writer's life, philosophy, memory, couples, cliche, unfulfilled love, countryside, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: italy, russia, europe, rome italy, tuscany
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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, meditative ...
Plot: redemption, monk, christian, religion, loneliness, life philosophy, hopes, psychic, sin, forgiveness, god or devil, russian ...
Place: russia
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100%
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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, pastor, winter, faith, priest, midlife crisis, isolation, small town, dishonesty, hopes, clergy, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: eastern europe
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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, touching, sincere, psychological, lyrical ...
Plot: unemployment, loneliness, family relations, recession, love and romance, introspection, looking for love, human nature, down on your luck, society, male female relationship, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, middle east, istanbul turkey, tokyo, paris france ...
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Taste of Cherry (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A middle-aged Tehranian man, Mr. Badii is intent on killing himself and seeks someone to bury him after his demise. Driving around the city, the seemingly well-to-do Badii meets with numerous people, including a Muslim student, asking them to take ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
Plot: on the road, soldier, rain, obsessive quest, deadly, passenger, midlife crisis, haunted by the past, lgbt, muslim, driving, existentialism ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran, tokyo
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100%
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: thought provoking, serious, touching, melancholic, compassionate ...
Plot: countryside, small town, fish out of water, family relations, village, parents and children, politics, village life, terminal illness, mountain, farm, engineer ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, kurdistan
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100%
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Winter Sleep (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany
Duration: 196 min.
Story: Aydin, a retired actor, owns a small hotel in central Anatolia with his young wife Nihal and his sister Necla, who is coping with her recent divorce. During the winter, snow covers the ground and boredom brings the return of old memories, pushing ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, meditative, philosophical ...
Plot: hotel, midlife crisis, social differences, haunted by the past, human nature, divorce, couple relations, family problems, estrangement, dull life, guest, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2013
Place: turkey
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100%
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Autumn Sonata (1978)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Sweden, France, West Germany, UK, Norway
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: emotional, sincere, touching, reflective, contemplative ...
Plot: pianist, marriage, reconciliation, mother daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, handicapped, reunion, family life, parents and children, family problems, family relations, family in crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Breaking the Waves (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, France, Netherlands, Norway, Iceland, Spain, UK
Duration: 159 min.
Story: In a small and conservative Scottish village, a woman's paralytic husband convinces her to have extramarital intercourse so she can tell him about it and give him a reason for living.
Style: emotional, psychological, disturbing, heartbreaking, sad ...
Plot: tragic love, priest, self sacrifice, marriage, love, power of love, nursing, injury, nudity (full frontal - brief), husband wife relationship, destructive relationship, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: scotland, europe
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100%
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, electroshock therapy, brother sister incest, dysfunctional family, confined, estrangement, self destructing, siblings relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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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, marines ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, bosnia, former yugoslavia, sarajevo, israel ...
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38%
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: emotional, thought provoking, gloomy, touching, psychological ...
Plot: terminal illness, maid, death, cancer, grudge, mansion, estate, human nature, family life, friendship, life is a bitch, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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37%
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, village, curses spells and rituals, murder, factory, village life, dream, surrealism, mountain, weird, hallucination ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: tokyo
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37%
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Testament (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nuclear war in the United States is portrayed in a realistic and believable manner. The story is told through the eyes of a woman who is struggling to take care of her family. The entire movie takes place in a small suburban town outside San ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, bleak, emotional, serious ...
Plot: small town, survival, nuclear holocaust, catastrophe, radiation, danger, life is a bitch, future dystopia, parents and children, chaos, demolished city, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: politics, society, isolation, island, writer's life, state affairs, lifestyle, liberal, friends, friendship, introspection, human nature ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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37%
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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, scientist, russian, wish come true, desire, post apocalypse, surrealism, future dystopia, human nature, society, escapades, heaven and hell ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The King Is Alive (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Finland, South Africa, Norway, USA
Duration: 105 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: atmospheric, psychological, bleak, stylized, melancholic ...
Plot: desert, survival, isolation, rescue, stranded, life is a bitch, danger, human nature, bus, village, culture clash, dogma ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, australia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, urban, human nature, social differences, society, hopes, love and romance, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo
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35%
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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, society, crumbling marriage, crimes, dishonesty, husband wife relationship, deception, swindle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: switzerland, europe, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: isolation, couples, island, opposites attract, love and romance, deadly, chaos and mayhem, destiny, friendship, love affair, architect, solitude ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: eastern europe, sweden
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35%
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My Life to Live (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Twelve episodic tales in the life of a Parisian woman and her slow descent into prostitution.
Style: thought provoking, gloomy, atmospheric, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, prostitution, philosophy, free will, pinball machine, woman smoking cigarette, female protagonist, life is a bitch, introspection, new wave, artist ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, tokyo, rome italy
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35%
Time of the Wolf (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: France, Austria, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When Anna and her family arrive at their holiday home, they find it occupied by strangers. This confrontation is just the beginning of a painful learning process.
Style: bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: apocalypse, catastrophe, countryside, survival, chaos, danger, human nature, social differences, life is a bitch, hopes, society, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo
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35%
Jesus of Montreal (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A group of actors putting on an interpretive Passion Play in Montreal begin to experience a meshing of their characters and their private lives as the production takes form against the growing opposition of the Catholic church.
Style: thought provoking, serious, disturbing, gloomy, contemplative ...
Plot: perfume, library, church, redemption, clergy, artists and showbiz, prostitute, hopes, lifestyle, religions or cults, human nature, introspection ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, montreal, montreal quebec canada, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Ten (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A visual social examination in the form of ten conversations between a driving woman and her various pick-ups and hitchhikers.
Style: talky, thought provoking, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: society, life is a bitch, passenger, driver, hopes, love and romance, family relations, down on your luck, human nature, sibling relationship, sister sister relationship, divorced divorcee ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tokyo, california, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Scenes from a Marriage (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 283 min.
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Story: Ten years of Marianne and Johan's relationship are presented. We first meet them ten years into their marriage. He is a college professor, she a divorce lawyer. They say that they are happily married - unlike their friends Katarina and Peter ...
Style: psychological, talky, thought provoking, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: divorce, couples, marriage, breakup, selfishness, infidelity, love and romance, society, introspection, couple relations, human nature, romance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, eastern europe, sweden, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
One Hundred Mornings (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set in a world upended by a complete breakdown of society, two couples hide out in a lakeside cabin hoping to survive this crisis.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: infidelity, survival, betrayal, life is a bitch, couples, chaos, vestiges of humanity, dishonesty, danger, isolation, social decay, couple relations ...
Time: future
Place: ireland, europe
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34%
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: thought provoking, intellectual, sincere, disturbing, philosophical ...
Plot: christmas, bishop, ghost, childhood, child abuse, emotional abuse, brother sister relationship, marriage as hell, family relations, death of father, beating, remarry ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, 90s, turn of the century
Place: sweden, eastern europe, tokyo
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34%