Movies like The Island 2006

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The Island (2006)
 7.9
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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, cerebral, breathtaking, meditative, serious, realistic, philosophical, melancholic, thought provoking, biblical ...
Plot: redemption, monk, christian, loneliness, religion, life philosophy, hopes, psychic, sin, mentor, forgiveness, god or devil, russian, philosophy, solitude, church, prayer, monastery, navy, island, destiny, supernatural ability, guilt, sacrifice, demon ...
Place: russia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, thought provoking, melancholic and talky films with plots about storytelling, life & death, existentialism, dialogue, life philosophy, redemption and solitude mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Island: The Sunset Limited (2011), The Return (2003), The Sacrifice (1986), The Apostle (1997), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: meditative, philosophical, melancholic, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: buddhism, buddhist monk, redemption, meditation, monk, solitude, teachers and students, existentialism, mentor, human nature, guilt, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, bleak, psychological, talky, serious ...
Plot: one on one, belief, suicidal, christianity, atheism, suffering, african american, suicide attempt, psychology, question, character study, afterlife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 41K
The Return (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A story of two Russian boys whose father suddenly returns home after a 12-year absence. He takes the boys on a holiday to a remote island on a lake that turns into a test of manhood of almost mythic proportions.
Style: bleak, realistic, suspenseful, psychological, thought provoking ...
Plot: abusive father, russian, parents and children, journey, overbearing parent, father son relationship, brother, tragic event, coming of age, brother brother relationship, defiant, island ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 23K
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, thought provoking, serious, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: hopes, apocalypse, society, save the world, human nature, redemption, catastrophe, unfulfillment, hysteria, worldwide chaos, sacrifice, insanity ...
Time: 80s
Place: sweden, europe, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.2
 13K
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, contemplative, touching, psychological ...
Plot: coma, redemption, preacher, small town, minister, forgiveness, jealousy, country, christianity, radio, small town life, religions or cults ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: texas, louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: thought provoking, psychological, atmospheric, serious, sincere ...
Plot: temptation, christianity, betrayal, sin, redemption, jesus christ, desert, clergy, tragic hero, hopes, roman, jesus ...
Time: ancient history, 1930s, 1st century, 30s
Place: holy land, middle east, israel, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: sentimental, sincere, serious, melancholic, psychological ...
Plot: pardon, friendship, redemption, starting over, self discovery, hopes, society, clergy, warden, blind character, remorse, priest ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 8.1
 21K
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, crumbling marriage, society, unfulfillment, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 4.7
 40K
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: christian film, thought provoking, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: christianity, christian, religion, religious, teachers and students, college, college life, religions or cults, one on one, college student, religious persecution, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, israel, middle east, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, non-linear ...
Plot: politics, philosophy, art, romance, painter, humanity, loneliness, life & death, life philosophy, existentialism, showbiz, filmmaking ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.6
 282K
Seven Pounds (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An IRS agent with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.
Style: touching, sad, emotional, compassionate, sentimental ...
Plot: depression, redemption, life philosophy, true love, life changing experience, fall in love, hopes, tragic event, self sacrifice, sacrifice, secret, suicidal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.1
 22K
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, psychological, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: insanity, dream, culture clash, redemption, writer's life, philosophy, water, memory, couples, cliche, longing, human nature ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: italy, russia, europe, rome italy, tuscany
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: psychological, bleak, serious, touching, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, infidelity, false accusation, human nature, love affair, parents and children, understanding, family relations, couples, dishonesty, life is a bitch, destiny ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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, contemplative, tense, serious ...
Plot: politics, society, isolation, island, artists and showbiz, state affairs, unfulfillment, liberal, friends, introspection, human nature, friendship ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, incest, mental illness, schizophrenia, brother sister incest, dysfunctional family, confined, human nature, parents and children, siblings relations, couple relations, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, gloomy, disturbing, experimental, contemplative ...
Plot: perfume, church, library, redemption, clergy, artists and showbiz, prostitute, hopes, lifestyle, religions or cults, introspection, human nature ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, montreal, montreal quebec canada, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.3
 13K
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, human nature, self discovery, writers, psychiatrist, painting, friendship, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.2
 1K
Living (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In the second feature film by Russian director Vasily Sigarev, fate brings ordeals to characters that find themselves immersed in deep crisis; they must seek the strength to cope with adversity. In a remote and cold region of Russia, Galya, a ...
Style: bleak, melancholic, serious, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: destiny, love, tragic love, husband wife relationship, life is a bitch, family problems, hopes, dishonesty, dialogue, society, religion, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 6.4
 16K
Margaret (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A young woman witnesses a bus accident, and is caught up in the aftermath, where the question of whether or not it was intentional affects many people's lives.
Style: psychological, emotional, melancholic, enigmatic, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bus, haunted by the past, teenage life, youth, life is a bitch, high school, investigation, legal action, road accident, redemption, character study, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, serious ...
Plot: isolation, couples, island, deadly, love and romance, opposites attract, friendship, love affair, chaos and mayhem, destiny, architect, solitude ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: eastern europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.1
 15K
Little Buddha (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Liechtenstein, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Little Buddha is a movie about the life of Siddhartha starring Keanu Reeves and Bridget Fonda and directed by Bernardo Bertolucci.
Style: sentimental, serious, meditative, compassionate, touching ...
Plot: reincarnation, self discovery, monk, buddhist, teachers and students, enlightenment, power relations, religions or cults, buddha, hopes, society, introspection ...
Place: tibet, seattle, asia, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.4
 5K
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, contemplative ...
Plot: redemption, starting over, social relations, human nature, hopes, haunted by the past, crimes of passion, murder, ufo, village, infidelity, erotica ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.5
 7K
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, prayer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tokyo, california, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 3K
Japan (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A painter from the big city goes to a remote canyon to commit suicide. To reach some calmness he stays at the farmstead of Ascen, an old religious woman. Although only a few words are spoken, love grows.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, meditative, melancholic, realistic ...
Plot: older woman younger man sex, village, solitude, suicide attempt, countryside, widow, old woman, life philosophy, depression, runaway, love of one's life, sexual desire ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: redemption, society, desire, christmas, ambitious, polish, conflict, stranger, introspection, moral dilemma, haunted by the past, human nature ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Pawnbroker (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A Jewish pawnbroker, a victim of Nazi persecution, loses all faith in his fellow man until he realizes too late the tragedy of his actions.
Style: emotional, realistic, bleak, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, survival, haunted by the past, human nature, self discovery, life is a bitch, against humanity, nazi, holocaust survivor, loan shark ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, harlem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: biblical, bleak, factual, rough, epic ...
Plot: christianity, jesus christ, betrayal, jesus, religion, torture, bible, sacrifice, religions or cults, life philosophy, suffering, roman empire ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Oslo, August 31st (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Anders is a recovering drug addict in an Oslo rehab clinic. On the 30th August, he is given a day’s leave to attend a job interview in the city centre.
Style: thought provoking, serious, touching, sincere, melancholic ...
Plot: suicide attempt, old friends, rehabilitation, hopes, starting over, life is a bitch, introspection, identity crisis, drugs/alcohol, thirtysomething life, loneliness, suicide ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oslo norway, norway, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.0
 5K
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, medical school, doctor, surgery, doctors and patients, coldhearted, redemption, intern, family relations, couple relations, introspection, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: serious, captivating, thought provoking, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: buddhism, mountain, orphan, monk, monastery, zen, buddhist monk, obsession, parents and children, teachers and students, human spirit, haunted by the past ...
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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