Movies like The Passion of Anna

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The Passion of Anna
Original name: En passion
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. She appears zealous in her faith and steadfast in her search for truth, but gradually her delusions surface. Andreas and Anna pursue a love affair, but he is unable to overcome his feelings of deep humiliation and remains disconnected. Meanwhile, the island community is victimized by an unknown person committing acts of animal cruelty.
Style: bleak, psychological, serious, enigmatic, art house, meditative, realistic, talky, cerebral, gloomy ...
Plot: island, isolation, solitude, depression, suicide, relationships, life philosophy, guilt, existentialism, character study, opposites attract, crime gone awry, friendship, marriage, loneliness, complex characters, love affair, obsession, catastrophe, dialogue, chaos and mayhem, swedish, brutality, destiny, visceral ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden

Most similar movies to The Passion of Anna

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out melancholic, meditative, enigmatic and talky films with plots about loneliness, existentialism, character study, culture clash, catastrophe, dialogue and relationships mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like The Passion of Anna: Shame (1968), Through a Glass Darkly (1961), Cries & Whispers (1972), Winter Light (1963), Hour of the Wolf (1968). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Shame
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: bleak, psychological, biting, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: war, island, civil war, betrayal, politics, countryside, wartime, swedish, brutality, soldier, character study, visceral ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: israel
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Through a Glass Darkly
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: bleak, atmospheric, psychological, serious, meditative ...
Plot: mental illness, isolation, schizophrenia, dysfunctional family, island, incest, existentialism, religion, god, human nature, insanity, relationships ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden
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Cries & Whispers
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, touching, psychological, sincere, serious ...
Plot: cancer, sisters, terminal illness, dysfunctional family, death, adultery, love, human nature, loneliness, relationships, life & death, swedish ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century
Place: sweden
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 8.1
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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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System:   69%
    User:   61%
 
Hour of the Wolf
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An artist in crisis is haunted by nightmares from the past in Ingmar Bergman's only horror film, which takes place on a windy island. During "the hour of the wolf" - between midnight and dawn - he tells his wife about his most painful ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, bleak, stylized, psychological ...
Plot: artist, isolation, obsession, island, mental illness, surrealism, insanity, swedish, existentialism, losing-it hero, guilt, visceral ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
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System:   68%
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 8.1
 81K
Persona
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young nurse, Alma, is put in charge of Elisabeth Vogler: an actress who is seemingly healthy in all respects, but will not talk. As they spend time together, Alma speaks to Elisabeth constantly, never receiving any answer. Alma eventually ...
Style: talky, surreal, psychological, atmospheric, sexual ...
Plot: dreams, existentialism, surrealism, confession, actress, nurse, psychology, postmodernism, swedish, loneliness, art, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden
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System:   66%
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 8.0
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The Silence
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Traveling through an unnamed European country on the brink of war, sickly, intellectual Ester, her sister Anna and Anna's young son, Johan, check into a near-empty hotel. A basic inability to communicate among the three seems only to worsen ...
Style: sexual, psychological, serious, bleak, enigmatic ...
Plot: hotel, dysfunctional family, incest, existentialism, sexuality, drinking, loneliness, relationships, male nudity, sisters, swedish, god ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, sweden, tokyo
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System:   63%
    User:   68%
 
Scenes from a Marriage
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 283 min.
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: talky, realistic, tense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: loneliness, marriage, divorce, crumbling marriage, relationships, love, romance, introspection, honest, love story, couple relations, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, sweden
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    User:   54%
 
 8.3
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Autumn Sonata
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, West Germany, Sweden, UK
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, bleak, talky, serious, reflective ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, redemption, marriage, mother daughter relationship, pianist, human nature, hospital, relationships, loneliness, dialogue driven, introspection, family drama ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, sweden
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System:   58%
    User:   57%
 
 7.7
 6K
Saraband
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Italy, Finland, Germany, Austria
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The movie is a sequel to Bergman's Scenes from a Marriage (1973), where we revisit the characters of Johan and Marianne, then a married couple. After their divorce, Johan and Marianne haven't seen each other for 32 years. Marianne is still ...
Style: emotional, psychological, serious, bleak, reflective ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, loneliness, marriage, swedish, guilt, divorce, death, hospital, crumbling marriage, classical music, suicide attempt, drinking ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo, munich germany, st. petersburg russia, florence italy, hamburg germany ...
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System:   54%
    User:   64%
 
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Faithless
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Italy, Germany, Finland, Norway
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Scripted by Ingmar Bergman, this very personal film is about a destructive affair which wrecks the marriage of an actress (Marianne) and musician (Markus). Wanting to continue the affair, Marianne moves in with her lover. But she is tormented by ...
Style: psychological, serious, gloomy, melancholic, reflective ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, betrayal, loneliness, relationships, swedish, guilt, romance, love affair, marriage, parents and children, solitude ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: denmark, france, sweden, tokyo, paris france
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System:   52%
    User:   42%
 
Fanny and Alexander
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: surreal, atmospheric, emotional, serious, clever ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, childhood, bishop, christmas, orphan, swedish, surrealism, young heroes, small town, family drama, parents and children, loneliness ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, turn of the century
Place: sweden, tokyo
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System:   48%
    User:   53%
 
Pelle the Conqueror
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The end of the 19th century. A boat filled with Swedish emigrants comes to the Danish island of Bornholm. Among them are Lasse and his son Pelle who move to Denmark to find work. They find employment at a large farm, but are treated as the lowest ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, stylized, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: immigrants, father son relationship, farm, island, male nudity, death, tragedy, love, parents and children, coming of age, down on your luck, loneliness ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1870s
Place: denmark, europe, seaport
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    User:   41%
 
The King Is Alive
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, 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: bleak, serious, realistic, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: desert, survival, shakespeare, stranded, isolation, bus, dogma, tragedy, existentialism, village, rescue, relationships ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, australia, new jersey
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    User:   41%
 
Taste of Cherry
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, serious, psychological, enigmatic ...
Plot: suicide, existentialism, on the road, loneliness, life, new wave, dialogue, soldier, relationships, obsessive quest, life & death, solitude ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, tokyo, tehran iran
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    User:   36%
 
 7.5
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Interiors
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A look at a dysfunctional family dominated by the controlling madness of its matriarch, Eve. Her reluctant husband and their three daughters make doomed efforts to cope with Eve's demands, while also trying to get on with their own lives. But, ...
Style: talky, bleak, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, depression, suicide attempt, mental illness, suicide, divorce, introspection, loneliness, relationships, family drama, character study, psychiatry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
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    User:   39%
 
 8.0
 14K
The Night
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A married couple attend a bourgeois party and wade through the stifling strain that long-term marriage has imposed upon them.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, sexual, meditative, serious ...
Plot: hospital, infidelity, marriage, crumbling marriage, relationships, existentialism, human nature, nightclub, loneliness, introspection, party, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, usa, italy, los angeles, tokyo ...
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System:   33%
    User:   35%
 
 7.2
 10K
Safe
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Carol, a typical upper middle-class housewife, begins to complain of vague symptoms of illness. She "doesn't feel right," has unexplained headaches, congestion, a dry cough, nosebleeds, vomiting, and trouble breathing. Her family ...
Style: bleak, psychological, disturbing, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: environment, quarantine, crumbling marriage, housewife, paranoia, loneliness, desert, doctors and patients, isolation, existentialism, psychiatry, solitude ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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    User:   35%
 
 7.7
 8K
The Swimmer
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Neddy Merrill has been away for most of the summer. He reappears at a friend's pool. As they talk, someone notices that there are pools spanning the entire valley. He decided to jog from pool to pool to swim the whole valley. As he stops in ...
Style: psychological, bleak, atmospheric, talky, serious ...
Plot: surrealism, memory loss, midlife crisis, loneliness, character study, existentialism, storytelling, redemption, suburbs, dreams, drinking, first contact ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: connecticut, usa, california
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System:   32%
    User:   35%
 
 7.7
 8K
Faces
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An old married man leaves his wife for a younger woman. Shortly after, his ex-wife also begins a relationship with a younger partner.
Style: talky, biting, serious, clever, bleak ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, prostitute, suburbs, betrayal, male nudity, drinking, crumbling marriage, human nature, character study, crime gone awry, introspection, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   38%
 
 7.4
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Zero Kelvin
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Sweden
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Larsen, an aspiring poet in '20s Oslo, leaves his girlfriend to spend a year as a trapper in East Greenland. There he is teamed with a seemingly rough old sailor/trapper, Randbæk, and a scientist, Holm. Trapped in a tiny hut together as the ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, bleak, enigmatic ...
Plot: survival, writer's life, male nudity, brutality, solitude, isolation, character study, classic car, relationships, life & death, obsession, psychology ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: tokyo, greenland
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System:   30%
    User:   30%
 
The Fire Within
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Alain Leroy is a recovering alcoholic who decides to end his life, but first decides to visit his friends in Paris one last time, in an attempt at finding a reason to continue living.
Style: bleak, gloomy, serious, melancholic, reflective ...
Plot: loneliness, addiction, suicide, existentialism, dysfunctional family, drinking, depression, french, crumbling marriage, downfall, rehabilitation, clinic ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, versailles, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   35%
 
 7.7
 15K
Distant
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, atmospheric, serious, meditative, art house ...
Plot: midlife crisis, loneliness, existentialism, love and romance, depression, isolation, guilt, urban, unfulfillment, pornography, drinking, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, turkey, tokyo, istanbul turkey
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System:   30%
    User:   35%
 
Two-Lane Blacktop
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A driver and a mechanic travel around the United States hopping from drag strip to drag strip in a 1955 Chevy Bel-Air coupe. They race for money, betting with their competitors. The pair gain a young and talkative female stowaway. Along the way they ...
Style: road movie, serious, enigmatic, bleak, meditative ...
Plot: cult, desert, existentialism, on the road, contests and competitions, cars, motorcycle, obsessive quest, loneliness, racing, destructive relationship, road trip ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa
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System:   29%
    User:   24%
 
 7.4
 5K
The Eel
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: serious, melancholic, realistic, touching, surreal ...
Plot: redemption, obsession, murder, guilt, adultery, prison, village, pets, suicide attempt, drinking, marriage, death ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   33%
 
The Merchant of Four Seasons
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Hans is a street fruit peddler and born-loser. His choice of career upsets his bourgeois family, causing him to turn to drinking and violence. After recovering from a debilitating heart attack, his business finally begins to take off. However the ...
Style: psychological, serious, gloomy, bleak, harsh ...
Plot: obsession, marriage, adultery, couple relations, hospital, infidelity, depression, german, drinking, relationships, dishonesty, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1950s
Place: munich germany, germany, bavaria, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   28%
 
 7.9
 7K
Mamma Roma
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After many years working in the streets of Roma, the middle-age whore Mamma Roma (Anna Magnani) saves money to buy an upper class apartment, a fruit stand and retires from the prostitution. She brings her teenage son Ettore (Ettore Garofolo), who ...
Style: serious, gloomy, melancholic, compassionate, bleak ...
Plot: redemption, prostitute, prostitution, hospital, pimp, going straight, loneliness, childhood, starting over, runaway, relationships, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, italy, tokyo, mexico, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   30%
 
 7.4
 8K
Reprise
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two competitive friends, fueled by literary aspirations and youthful exuberance, endure the pangs of love, depression and burgeoning careers.
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, reflective, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, depression, writer's life, writers, relationships, unlikely friendships, mentor, road not taken, complex characters, pornography, loneliness, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, oslo norway, hawaii, paris france
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System:   27%
    User:   31%
 
 7.9
 3K
Eureka
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: bleak, serious, meditative, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: redemption, murder, bus, road trip, existentialism, loneliness, crimes, college, deadly, childhood, catastrophe, isolation ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   25%
 
 8.1
 19K
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, psychological, atmospheric, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: sacrifice, insanity, human nature, existentialism, life & death, religion, apocalypse, god, russian, art, magic realism, storytelling ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, sweden, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   28%
 
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