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The Island (2006)
Original name: Остров
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 future.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, philosophical, meditative, cerebral, biblical, breathtaking, melancholic, intellectual ...
Plot: monk, redemption, psychic, god or devil, mentor, loneliness, monastery, navy, supernatural ability, hopes, forgiveness, christian, island, sin, life philosophy, destiny, church, prayer, religion, philosophy, sacrifice, solitude, demons, russian, guilt ...
Place: russia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and talky films with plots about redemption, storytelling, life philosophy, dialogue, loneliness, mentor and existentialism mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Island: Island (2011), The Apostle (1997), Good Will Hunting (1997), The Ten Commandments (1989), The Sunset Limited (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Island (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on 'Jane Rogers' acclaimed novel, "Island" is a tale of yearning and retribution. Abandoned at birth, Nikki Black has spent most of her life in care sustained only by fairy-stories. Incapable of love, fearful and desperate ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: island, hidden identity, orphan, redemption, haunted by the past, dishonesty, family problems, obsessive quest, undercover, life is a bitch, woman slaps man, storm
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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The Apostle (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: After his happy life spins out of control, a preacher from Texas changes his name, goes to Louisiana and starts preaching on the radio.
Style: talky, realistic, serious, touching, psychological ...
Plot: country, coma, small town, redemption, jealousy, forgiveness, minister, preacher, christianity, religions or cults, radio station, apostle ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: texas, louisiana, usa, california
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88%
Good Will Hunting (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Will Hunting has a genius-level IQ but chooses to work as a janitor at MIT. When he solves a difficult graduate-level math problem, his talents are discovered by Professor Gerald Lambeau, who decides to help the misguided youth reach his potential. ...
Style: psychological, sentimental, emotional, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: prodigy, mathematics, professor, human spirit, ambition, genius, teachers and students, university, doctors and patients, social differences, psychologist, harvard ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: harvard university, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The Ten Commandments (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, West Germany
Duration: 572 min.
Story: The Decalogue is a 1989 Polish television drama series directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski and co-written by Kieślowski with Krzysztof Piesiewicz, with music by Zbigniew Preisner. It consists of ten one-hour films, inspired by the Ten Commandments. ...
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, tense, epic ...
Plot: redemption, human nature, introspection, moral dilemma, haunted by the past, murder, society, polish, taxi driver, drifter, stranger, christmas ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The lives of a lawyer, an actuary, a housecleaner, a professor, and the people around them intersect as they ponder order and happiness in the face of life's cold unpredictability.
Style: talky, bleak, psychological, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, infidelity, false accusation, hit and run, insurance, human nature, couple relations, dishonesty, hopes, love and romance, couples, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Sunset Limited (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on the play of the same name by Pulitzer Prize Winner Cormac McCarthy, this searing two-character drama mixes humor and pathos while examining the relationship between strangers who are brought together by desperate circumstances. Set in a New ...
Style: intellectual, talky, bleak, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: one on one, suicidal, question, suicide attempt, belief, religions or cults, christianity, society, religion, dialogue driven, atheism, dialogue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, 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
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56%
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This South Korean film takes place on an isolated lake, where an old monk lives in a small floating temple. The monk has a young boy living with him, learning to become a monk. We watch as seasons and years pass by.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, melancholic, meditative, touching ...
Plot: teachers and students, lust, isolation, buddhist monk, redemption, buddhism, monk, human nature, guilt, philosophy, mentor, life changing experience ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: island, isolation, couples, opposites attract, friendship, love affair, chaos and mayhem, destiny, deadly, love and romance, architect, solitude ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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The Doctor (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Jack McKee is a doctor with it all: he's successful, he's rich, and he has no problems.... until he is diagnosed with throat cancer. Now that he has seen medicine, hospitals, and doctors from a patient's perspective, he realises that ...
Style: psychological, uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: hospital, doctors and patients, coldhearted, doctor, surgery, redemption, couples, power relations, human nature, human spirit, introspection, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: medical school, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, bleak, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: mental illness, island, schizophrenia, incest, human nature, dysfunctional family, parents and children, daughter, siblings relations, family problems, family relations, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden
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50%
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Shame (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Ingmar Bergman's psychological study of how humans react in a situation of war. The film takes place on Gotland, where invasion forces arrives.
Style: psychological, bleak, biting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: island, soldier, war, countryside, betrayal, civil war, politics, crumbling marriage, on the run, survival, introspection, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: israel
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50%
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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 ⇓
49%
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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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48%
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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, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: dream, water, memory, writer's life, redemption, human nature, culture clash, self discovery, immolation, crisis, countryside, save the world ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: italy, russia, europe, rome italy
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47%
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God's Not Dead (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After he refuses to disavow his faith, a devout Christian student (Shane Harper) must prove the existence of God or else his college philosophy professor (Kevin Sorbo) will fail him.
Style: serious, talky, realistic, thought provoking, psychological ...
Plot: christian, christianity, teachers and students, college life, college, student life, religions or cults, society, youth, power relations, religion, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, campus, egypt, israel, middle east
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Why Has Bodhi-Dharma Left for the East? (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Three people live in a remote Buddhist monastery near Mount Chonan: Hyegok, the old master; Yong Nan, a young man who has left his extended family in the city to seek enlightenment - Hyegok calls him Kibong!; and, an orphan lad Haejin, whom Hyegok ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, captivating, thought provoking, psychological
Plot: buddhism, zen, buddhist monk, monastery, orphan, monk, clergy, young heroes, isolation, mountain, spiritualism, human nature ...
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: Jesus, a humble Judean carpenter beginning to see that he is the son of God, is drawn into revolutionary action against the Roman occupiers by Judas -- despite his protestations that love, not violence, is the path to salvation. The burden of being ...
Style: epic, surreal, tense, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: desert, temptation, christianity, betrayal, roman, blasphemy, jesus christ, cross, prophecy, redemption, sin, clergy ...
Time: ancient history, 30s, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Kite Runner (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, China
Duration: 128 min.
Story: After spending years in California, Amir returns to his homeland in Afghanistan to help his old friend Hassan, whose son is in trouble.
Style: emotional, realistic, sincere, epic, serious ...
Plot: muslim, betrayal, sin, haunted by the past, friendship, redemption, escapades, childhood, courage, taliban, guilt, rape ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 80s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: afghanistan, middle east, california, pakistan
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44%
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The Italian (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in 2002, an abandoned 5-year-old boy living in a rundown orphanage in a small Russian village is adopted by an Italian family.
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: orphan, russian, adoption, orphanage, little boy, boy, self discovery, coming of age, youth, family relations, parents and children, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002, 2000s
Place: russia, europe, italy, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Passion of the Christ (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: "The Passion of the Christ" is a film about the last 12 hours in the life of Jesus. Director Mel Gibson received much criticism from critics and audiences for his explicit depiction of and focus on violence and on christs suffering, ...
Style: bleak, epic, rough, biblical, factual ...
Plot: betrayal, christianity, suffering, torture, religions or cults, clergy, bible, sacrifice, redemption, last supper, mission, religion ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
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43%
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Bee Season (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 11-year-old Eliza is the invisible element of her family unit: her parents are both consumed with work and her brother is wrapped up in his own adolescent life. Eliza ignites not only a spark that makes her visible but one that sets into motion a ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mental illness, redemption, translator, parents and children, coming of age, hopes, love and romance, society, youth, couples, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, oakland california, washington d.c.
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41%
Scent of a Woman (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Charlie Simms is a student at a private preparatory school who comes from a poor family. To earn the money for his flight home to Gresham, Oregon for Christmas, Charlie takes a job over Thanksgiving looking after retired U.S. Army officer Lieutenant ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, captivating, dramatic ...
Plot: human spirit, friendship, blind character, human nature, teaching the ways of the world, ex military, disability, mentor, student, change of heart, coming of age, strong sexual content ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new england
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41%
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Courageous (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, and their partners are confident and focused. They willingly stand up to the worst the streets have to offer. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: faith, introspection, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, father, redemption, religions or cults, family life, hopes, partners, family relations, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.9
 3K
Eureka (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 217 min.
Story: In Kyushu, southwest Japan, one hot summer morning, a municipal bus is hijacked. In the carnage only three people survive: the driver, a school girl, and her older brother.
Style: psychological, bleak, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: murder, bus, serial killer, hijacking, redemption, crimes, college, deadly, mute or deaf, survival, siblings relations, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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41%
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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: realistic, psychological, serious, gloomy, melancholic ...
Plot: painting, midlife crisis, philosophy, human nature, friendship, self discovery, extramarital affair, hopes, love and romance, unfulfillment, friends, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, gloomy, 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 ⇓
40%
 7.7
 67K
Detachment (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A chronicle of three weeks in the lives of several high school teachers, administrators and students through the eyes of substitute teacher, Henry Barthes. Henry roams from school to school, imparting modes of knowledge, but never staying long ...
Style: psychological, bleak, serious, thought provoking, stylized ...
Plot: teachers and students, suicide, teacher, social decay, life is a bitch, unhappy, human relationship, dedicated educator, social problems, social relations, high school life, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, ...
Style: clever, captivating, touching, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: human spirit, prison, prison life, freedom, false accusation, confined, life sentence, hopes, survival, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, justice ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 60s, 1940s, 50s ...
Place: usa, maine, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Breaking the Waves (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, France, Netherlands, Norway, Iceland, Spain
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: bleak, emotional, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
Plot: tragic love, priest, destructive relationship, small town, faith, prostitute, god, obsession, paralysis, accident, sin, nurse ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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