Movies like The Passion of Anna

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The Passion of Anna (1969)
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The Passion of Anna (1969)
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, gloomy, serious, realistic, enigmatic, art house, meditative, talky, cerebral ...
Plot: isolation, couples, island, friendship, destiny, love and romance, architect, love affair, chaos and mayhem, opposites attract, deadly, solitude, depression, suicide, guilt, vietnam war, female nudity, snow, break up, divorce, freedom, adultery, nightmare, humiliation, death of husband ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: sweden

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Most similar movies to The Passion of Anna

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, psychological, talky and melancholic films with plots about loneliness, culture clash, dialogue, character study, existentialism, storytelling and relationships mostly in Drama, Music and Horror genres. Some movies like The Passion of Anna: Shame (1968), Through a Glass Darkly (1961), Hour of the Wolf (1968), Winter Light (1963), Cries & Whispers (1972). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, civil war, politics, betrayal, introspection, countryside, survival, on the run, crumbling marriage, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: israel, tokyo
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95%
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, incest, mental illness, schizophrenia, dysfunctional family, couple relations, confined, family relations, in-laws, self destructing, estrangement, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Hour of the Wolf (1968)
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: atmospheric, surreal, bleak, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: island, isolation, artist, diary, mental illness, obsession, family relations, infidelity, crumbling marriage, losing-it hero, couple relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 8.2
 19K
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, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: suicide, winter, faith, pastor, priest, midlife crisis, isolation, small town, village life, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Cries & Whispers (1972)
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, captivating ...
Plot: terminal illness, maid, estate, cancer, grudge, mansion, society, human nature, family life, family problems, family relations, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 8.1
 89K
Persona (1966)
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: atmospheric, sexual, psychological, talky, surreal ...
Plot: confession, nurse, silence, postmodernism, actress, violence, betrayal, dream, patient, psychiatry, dreams, letter ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Scenes from a Marriage (1973)
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: psychological, talky, tense, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: divorce, marriage, breakup, selfishness, infidelity, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, anger, jealousy, love and romance, couple relations, success ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, sweden, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.4
 1K
The Touch (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Sweden
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A seemingly happy Swedish housewife and mother begins an adulterous affair with a foreign archaeologist who is working near her home.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological
Plot: love affair, infidelity, fall in love, crumbling marriage, hopes, human spirit, couples, small town life, mentally unstable, dishonesty, family problems, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Saraband (2003)
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: psychological, emotional, touching, sincere, meditative ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, love and romance, introspection, human nature, crumbling marriage, golden years, family problems, couples, family in crisis, hopes, destiny ...
Time: contemporary
Place: st. petersburg russia, florence italy, australia, hamburg germany, helsinki finland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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The Silence (1963)
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, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: hotel, lesbian, terminal illness, travel, sister sister relationship, rage, desire, sex, incest, dysfunctional family, parents and children, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, sweden, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.3
 2K
Zero Kelvin (1995)
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, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: survival, writer's life, obsessive quest, couples, danger, isolation, infidelity, male nudity, snow, winter, brutality, solitude ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: greenland, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.4
 3K
Faithless (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Italy, Germany, Finland, Norway
Duration: 154 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, sincere, tense, lyrical, atmospheric ...
Plot: adultery, betrayal, infidelity, fall in love, love affair, custody, family problems, crumbling marriage, destructive relationship, rivalry, parents and children, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: denmark, sweden, france, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.3
 22K
Autumn Sonata (1978)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Sweden, France, West Germany, 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, touching, sincere, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: pianist, marriage, reconciliation, mother daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, family life, family problems, reunion, family relations, family in crisis, parents and children, family reunited ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.6
 4K
Face to Face (1976)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Sweden
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A sensitive exploration of the tragic irony of the psychiatrist suffering with mental illness.
Style: psychological, serious, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: hospital, family in crisis, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, introspection, deadly, family problems, love affair, love and romance, couple relations, dealing with death, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
From the Life of the Marionettes (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Made during Bergman's tax-related exile in Germany, the film continues the story of Katarina and Peter Egermann, the feuding, childless, professional couple who appear in one episode of "Scenes From A Marriage." After Peter ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, realistic, psychological, serious
Plot: murder, death, dream, life is a bitch, crime, gays and lesbians, couple relations, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly, couples, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: sweden, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Fanny and Alexander (1982)
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: thought provoking, intellectual, sincere, disturbing, philosophical ...
Plot: bishop, christmas, ghost, childhood, child abuse, remarry, emotional abuse, marriage as hell, abusive stepfather, brother sister relationship, death of father, beating ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, turn of the century
Place: sweden, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Nelly leaves her lazy, unemployed husband to work for retired judge Mr Arnaud, forty years her senior, after he offers to clear her bills for her. While she types his memoirs the two develop a close friendship, but Arnaud becomes jealous when Nelly ...
Style: gloomy, touching, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, looking for love, couples, friends, fall in love, writer's life, love and romance, romance, love affair, unfulfillment, couple relations, midlife crisis ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: europe, france, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.4
 17K
Interiors (1978)
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: bleak, psychological, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, depression, family problems, parents and children, family relations, family gatherings, family tragedy, sister sister relationship, father daughter relationship, sibling rivalry, character study, family drama ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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After the Rehearsal (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, West Germany
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Rational, exacting, and self-controlled theater director, Henrik Vogler, often stays after rehearsal to think and plan. On this day, Anna comes back, ostensibly looking for a bracelet. She is the lead in his new production of Stindberg's ...
Style: psychological, serious, clever, talky, realistic
Plot: theater, alcohol abuse, lifestyle, aging, showbiz, haunted by the past, love triangle, infidelity, dull life, destiny, mentally unstable, couples ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Fire Within (1963)
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, realistic, gloomy, psychological, serious ...
Plot: addiction, midlife crisis, rehabilitation, dysfunctional family, loneliness, couples, family problems, downfall, redemption, clinic, mental illness, human nature ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 1920s
Place: france, europe, paris france, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Pelle the Conqueror (1987)
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, touching, serious, meditative ...
Plot: immigrants, father son relationship, youth, poverty, farm, parents and children, life is a bitch, working class, island, family relations, down on your luck, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1890s
Place: denmark, europe
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41%
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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, vietnam veteran, love and romance, siblings relations, haunted by the past, homecoming, human nature, life is a bitch, loneliness, prom, unlikely friendships, depression ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, vietnam, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.4
 3K
Vive L'Amour (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Three lonely young denizens of Taipei unknowingly share an apartment: Mei, a real estate agent who uses it for her sexual affairs; Ah-jung, her current lover; and Hsiao-ang, who's stolen the key and uses the apartment as a retreat.
Style: serious, erotic, meditative, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: love triangle, friendship, couples, love and romance, unfulfillment, nothing goes right, human nature, sex, jealousy, character study, multiple storylines, art ...
Time: 90s
Place: taiwan, asia, taipei, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The King Is Alive (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, USA, Finland, Norway, South Africa
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: atmospheric, psychological, bleak, stylized, melancholic ...
Plot: desert, survival, isolation, rescue, stranded, danger, human nature, life is a bitch, village, bus, culture clash, misfit ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, australia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Under the Volcano (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Against a background of war breaking out in Europe and the Mexican fiesta Day of Death, we are taken through one day in the life of Geoffrey Firmin, a British consul living in alcoholic disrepair and obscurity in a small southern Mexican town in ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, realistic, depressing ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, one day, dysfunctional family, depression, introspection, human nature, estrangement, crumbling marriage, couples, alcoholic, greed, wife husband relationship ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, serious, touching, meditative, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, infidelity, false accusation, love affair, human nature, parents and children, understanding, couples, dishonesty, family relations, life is a bitch, destiny ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.4
 9K
Reprise (2006)
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: realistic, stylized, psychological, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, depression, friends, fighting illness, health situation, twentysomething life, writer's life, self discovery, identity crisis, rise and fall, treatment, nervous breakdown ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, paris france, hawaii, oslo norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, clever, tense, serious ...
Plot: politics, society, isolation, island, liberal, lifestyle, introspection, rebellion, human nature, friendship, friends, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.7
 9K
Faces (1968)
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, sincere, tense, clever ...
Plot: prostitute, infidelity, divorce, love, adultery, dysfunctional family, dishonesty, couples, couple relations, love and romance, suburbs, suburban life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 8.1
 21K
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, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: apocalypse, hopes, future dystopia, nuclear, save the world, worldwide chaos, chaos, redemption, terminal illness, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, birthday ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, sweden, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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