Movies like The Island 2006

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The Island
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: philosophical, meditative, psychological, cerebral, biblical, serious, realistic, breathtaking, melancholic, intellectual ...
Plot: redemption, life philosophy, destiny, forgiveness, supernatural ability, psychic, christian, religion, mentor, loneliness, philosophy, monastery, sacrifice, hopes, solitude, demons, sin, god or devil, church, prayer, island, russian, god, christianity, jesus ...
Place: russia
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The Ten Commandments
Drama
Poland, West Germany
572 min.
 9.1
The Sacrifice
Drama
Sweden, France, UK
149 min.
 8.1
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, reflective, melancholic and cerebral films with plots about life philosophy, storytelling, loneliness, dialogue, mentor, redemption and life & death mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Island: The Apostle (1997), Winter Light (1963), The Sunset Limited (2011), The Sacrifice (1986), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Apostle
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: redemption, small town, christianity, religion, radio, christian, country, religions or cults, god, character study, jesus, coma ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: texas, louisiana, usa, california
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Winter Light
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, cerebral ...
Plot: small town, suicide, isolation, existentialism, religion, apocalypse, god, loneliness, clergy, swedish, relationships, love ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
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The Sunset Limited
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: talky, bleak, psychological, realistic, intellectual ...
Plot: religion, christianity, dialogue driven, atheism, dialogue, god, existentialism, depression, life & death, philosophy, mentor, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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    User:   72%
 
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The Sacrifice
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: bleak, atmospheric, psychological, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: sacrifice, insanity, human nature, existentialism, life & death, religion, apocalypse, god, russian, art, magic realism, storytelling ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, sweden, russia
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System:   63%
    User:   63%
 
The Last Temptation of Christ
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, epic, biblical, tense, serious ...
Plot: christianity, redemption, betrayal, religion, temptation, violence, jesus, god, clergy, desert, christian, storytelling ...
Time: ancient history, 30s, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem, israel
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The Banishment
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 157 min.
Story: A trip to the pastoral countryside reveals a dark, sinister reality for a family from the city.
Style: serious, melancholic, emotional, bleak, surreal ...
Plot: pregnancy, abortion, dysfunctional family, crumbling marriage, family bonds, relationships, death, family drama, russian, adultery, misunderstanding, countryside ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, europe, czech republic
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System:   55%
    User:   65%
 
The Ten Commandments
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: bleak, psychological, tense, serious, reflective ...
Plot: morality, philosophy, human nature, adultery, obsession, storytelling, loneliness, complex characters, redemption, relationships, solitude, existentialism ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: poland, europe
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    User:   61%
 
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Jesus of Montreal
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, biblical, disturbing, gloomy, thought provoking ...
Plot: redemption, christianity, male nudity, religion, hospital, jesus, clergy, philosophy, catholicism, human nature, mentor, god ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, montreal quebec canada
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    User:   43%
 
The Edge of Heaven
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Turkey, Italy
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Nejat seems disapproving about his widower father Ali's choice of prostitute Yeter for a live-in girlfriend. But he grows fond of her when he discovers she sends money home to Turkey for her daughter's university studies. Yeter's ...
Style: touching, realistic, intellectual, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: prison, german, immigrants, destiny, death, tragedy, parents and children, funeral, loneliness, complex characters, relationships, family bonds ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, europe, turkey, istanbul turkey, hamburg germany
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System:   50%
    User:   56%
 
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The Italian
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, bleak ...
Plot: russian, adoption, children, loneliness, runaway, orphan, friendship, corruption, drinking, childhood, mentor, tragedy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002, 2000s
Place: russia, europe, italy, tokyo
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System:   50%
    User:   50%
 
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Mindwalk
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, intellectual, philosophical, cerebral ...
Plot: politics, island, isolation, dialogue driven, philosophy, science, life, environment, technology, art, existentialism, metaphysics ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: europe, france
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System:   47%
    User:   43%
 
Good Will Hunting
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: realistic, emotional, psychological, intellectual, dramatic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: genius, mathematics, prodigy, character study, life philosophy, existentialism, teachers and students, harvard, rags to riches, complex characters, university, professor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: harvard university, boston, usa
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System:   46%
    User:   54%
 
Scent of a Woman
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, dramatic, touching, inspirational ...
Plot: friendship, blindness, teaching the ways of the world, mentor, complex characters, morality, human nature, human spirit, destiny, loneliness, unlikely friendships, blind character ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new england
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System:   45%
    User:   43%
 
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Nostalgia
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, meditative, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: redemption, culture clash, writer's life, memory, philosophy, human nature, russian, existentialism, poetry, art, self discovery, storytelling ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: italy, russia, europe, rome italy
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    User:   50%
 
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Winter Sleep
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: talky, atmospheric, serious, meditative, reflective ...
Plot: hotel, divorce, dysfunctional family, crumbling marriage, loneliness, dialogue driven, character study, rich and poor, relationships, islam, existentialism, dull life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey
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System:   39%
    User:   43%
 
Thirteen Conversations About One Thing
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, clever, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, infidelity, philosophy, depression, drinking, storytelling, destiny, adultery, guilt, drug addiction, human nature, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, greece
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    User:   35%
 
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Courageous
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, biblical ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: redemption, christian, christianity, father son relationship, drugs/alcohol, introspection, god, courage, jesus, religion, father daughter relationship, single father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tokyo
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System:   38%
    User:   34%
 
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring
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: melancholic, meditative, stylized, scenic, philosophical ...
Plot: redemption, human nature, life philosophy, isolation, philosophy, buddhist monk, mentor, guilt, life changing experience, life, life & death, solitude ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, asia, korea
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System:   38%
    User:   38%
 
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The Passion of the Christ
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, epic, bleak, factual, brutal ...
Plot: christianity, jesus, suffering, religion, torture, betrayal, redemption, sacrifice, life philosophy, brutality, death, last supper ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
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System:   37%
    User:   32%
 
Central Station
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An emotive journey of a former school teacher, who writes letters for illiterate people, and a young boy, whose mother has just died, as they search for the father he never knew.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, road movie ...
Plot: friendship, teacher, self discovery, poverty, loneliness, love, on the road, obsessive quest, letter, road trip, unlikely friendships, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
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System:   35%
    User:   31%
 
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The Visitor
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A college professor travels to New York City to attend a conference and finds a young couple living in his apartment.
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: immigrants, friendship, loneliness, self discovery, wine, jazz, urban, relationships, solitude, interracial relations, unlikely friendships, mentor ...
Place: new york, michigan, new jersey, connecticut, syria ...
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System:   35%
    User:   36%
 
Eternity and a Day
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, atmospheric, serious, meditative, melancholic ...
Plot: terminal illness, hospital, bus, writer's life, death, human nature, on the road, life & death, existentialism, storytelling, poetry, art ...
Time: 90s, future
Place: tokyo, australia, greece
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System:   35%
    User:   31%
 
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Little Buddha
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, 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: self discovery, reincarnation, death, introspection, religion, life & death, storytelling, parents and children, indians, beautiful scenery, religions or cults, first contact ...
Place: tibet, asia, seattle, usa, seattle washington
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System:   35%
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The Death of Mr. Lazarescu
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Mr. Lazarescu (Ion Fiscuteanu) is a retired Romanian engineer, spending his time in the company of his cats and booze. When he starts feeling unusually ill, he first seeks painkillers from his neighbors. It soon becomes apparent that Lazarescu is ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, compassionate, meditative ...
Plot: hospital, drinking, death, doctors and patients, doctors, alcohol abuse, loneliness, cancer, drugs/alcohol, terminal illness, life & death, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, romania, canada, bucharest
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System:   34%
    User:   38%
 
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Bee Season
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, touching, serious, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mental illness, redemption, spelling bee, judaism, religion, jewish, parents and children, family drama, god, book, family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, oakland california, washington d.c.
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System:   34%
    User:   38%
 
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The Doctor
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: touching, psychological, sentimental, emotional, uplifting ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: hospital, redemption, cancer, doctors, doctors and patients, destiny, mentor, first contact, existentialism, psychiatry, catastrophe, secrets ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, medical school
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System:   34%
    User:   38%
 
The Spitfire Grill
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Percy, upon being released from prison, goes to the small town of Gillead, to find a place where she can start over again. She is taken in by Hannah, to help out at her place, the Spitfire Grill. Percy brings change to the small town, stirring ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: small town, friendship, prison, redemption, self discovery, storytelling, death, hospital, solitude, destiny, mentor, sacrifice ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa, ohio, new england, kentucky
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System:   34%
    User:   40%
 
Oslo, August 31st
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, melancholic, sincere ...
Plot: addiction, suicide attempt, loneliness, suicide, drinking, writer's life, depression, human nature, drug addiction, character study, drugs, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, california, oslo norway
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System:   34%
    User:   31%
 

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The Fool
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Country: Russia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Fool is a movie about a simple plumber. An honest man, he is up against an entire system of corrupted bureaucrats. At stake are the lives of 800 inhabitants of an old dorm that is at risk of collapsing within the span of the night.
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, dark, harsh ...
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Time Out
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: atmospheric, psychological, realistic, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: down on your luck, unemployment, workplace, loneliness, solitude, existentialism, dishonesty, countryside, character study, isolation, greed, life & death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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