Movies like The Island 2006

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

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, melancholic, talky and realistic films with plots about redemption, dialogue, loneliness, death, catastrophe, storytelling and culture clash mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Island: The Apostle (1997), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), Winter Light (1963), God's Not Dead (2014), The Sunset Limited (2011). 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: atmospheric, philosophical, melancholic, stylized, meditative ...
Plot: redemption, teachers and students, guilt, isolation, buddhist monk, buddhism, lust, mentor, human nature, meditation, life changing experience, philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, korea, asia
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 7.2
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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: coma, redemption, small town, jealousy, forgiveness, preacher, minister, country, christianity, radio, society, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: texas, louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: surreal, thought provoking, atmospheric, serious, psychological ...
Plot: temptation, christianity, betrayal, sin, jesus christ, redemption, desert, clergy, tragic hero, hopes, prophecy, roman ...
Time: ancient history, 30s, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, israel, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.1
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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, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: suicide, winter, pastor, faith, priest, isolation, small town, clergy, nuclear, village, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 4.8
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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: thought provoking, serious, psychological, realistic, talky ...
Plot: christianity, christian, teachers and students, religious, atheism, college, college life, religions or cults, one on one, religion, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teacher student relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, campus, egypt, israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: belief, suicide attempt, suicidal, one on one, question, christianity, professor, blacks and whites, doubts and hesitations, suffering, human existence, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 8.1
 20K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: dream, culture clash, redemption, writer's life, water, memory, save the world, poet, countryside, couples, unfulfilled love, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: italy, russia, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 7.1
 17K
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: uplifting, emotional, touching, realistic, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: faith, father, redemption, family values, drugs/alcohol, hopes, honest law enforcer, parents and children, introspection, society, religious, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.5
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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: emotional, realistic, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mental illness, judaism, redemption, coming of age, family problems, parents and children, family relations, hopes, siblings relations, society, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 ⇓
41%
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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, 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 ⇓
41%
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: serious, thought provoking, disturbing, gloomy, biblical ...
Plot: library, perfume, church, redemption, human nature, lifestyle, society, introspection, artists and showbiz, hopes, prostitute, clergy ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, montreal quebec canada, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, serious, bleak, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: island, mental illness, schizophrenia, incest, dysfunctional family, mad, family problems, parents and children, confined, couple relations, siblings relations, in-laws ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, surgery, doctor, coldhearted, doctors and patients, redemption, introspection, intern, life is a bitch, parents and children, couple relations, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: medical school, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, god or devil, conflict, christmas, professor, naivete, young man, drifter, survivor, stranger, deal, tragic event ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.0
 38K
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, serious, tense, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: russian, coming of age, island, fear, on the road, vacation, abusive father, journal, speedo, return, boy, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ 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, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: isolation, couples, island, opposites attract, love and romance, chaos and mayhem, love affair, deadly, destiny, architect, friendship, solitude ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, clever, psychological, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, infidelity, false accusation, hit and run, insurance, couple relations, life is a bitch, love and romance, parents and children, family relations, hopes, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.1
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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: touching, serious, sentimental, meditative, dramatic ...
Plot: reincarnation, self discovery, monk, buddhist, teachers and students, religions or cults, family relations, hopes, parents and children, power relations, youth, coming of age ...
Place: tibet, usa, asia, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.3
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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 ⇓
37%
Handsome Harry (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An ex-Navy man carrying out the last wish of a dying shipmate renews contact with old friends to break the code of silence around a mysterious, long-buried crime.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, haunted by the past, military, last wish, hopes, betrayal, introspection, redemption, dishonesty, friendship between men, machismo, death of friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york state, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, religion, sacrifice, clergy, religions or cults, jesus, redemption, bible, death ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: thought provoking, captivating, serious, atmospheric, psychological
Plot: monastery, orphan, monk, buddhism, buddhist monk, zen, haunted by the past, obsession, young heroes, teachers and students, hopes, parents and children ...
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.0
 10K
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, civil war, politics, betrayal, battles, political unrest, on the run, survival, crumbling marriage, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: israel, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: psychological, emotional, bleak, disturbing, sexual ...
Plot: tragic love, priest, destructive relationship, self sacrifice, accident, sin, paralysis, nurse, marriage, small town, faith, prostitute ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.7
 884
Mass Appeal (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young seminarian rattles the established order at a Catholic parish run by an older pastor. (TCM.com)
Style: talky, psychological, realistic, semi serious, captivating ...
Plot: celibacy, church, religions or cults, suburbs, society, gender, gays and lesbians, clergy, change, belief, challenge, gay ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.5
 5K
Himalaya (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland, UK, Nepal
Duration: 108 min.
Story: As the denizens of a Tibetan village prepare for their arduous annual trek to exchange salt for grain, the community's allegiances are split between aging chieftain Tinle (Thilen Lhondup) and rebellious young Karma (Gurgon Kyap). Tinle tries to ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, captivating, epic, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: monk, rivalry, monastery, adventure, disobey, defiant, leadership, elderly, escapades, parents and children, power relations, wisdom of life ...
Time: 90s
Place: nepal, himalaya, asia, tibet, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Oslo, August 31st (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
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: talky, realistic, intellectual, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: suicide attempt, old friends, suicide thoughts, addiction, lifestyle, rave, starting over, urban, identity crisis, introspection, rehabilitation, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oslo norway, norway, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.5
 6K
Ten (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 91 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, realistic, sincere, serious, touching ...
Plot: prayer, life is a bitch, love and romance, parents and children, down on your luck, hopes, passenger, single parent, family relations, society, human nature, totalitarianism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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