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Russian Ark (2002)
 7.3
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Russian Ark (2002)
Original name: Русский ковчег
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, Mystery
Country: Russia, Germany, Japan, Canada, Finland, Denmark
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A French marquis wanders through a vast labyrinth of corridors, theaters and ballrooms at a reception for a Persian ambassador.
Style: epic, serious, captivating, experimental, non-linear, lyrical, stylized, atmospheric, sexy, enigmatic ...
Plot: museum, time travel, empress, russian history, revolution, lifestyle, culture clash, haunted by the past, painting, surveillance, czar, monarchy, blind character, artists and showbiz, russian revolution, art, russian, artist, surrealism, dancing, children, painter, ballet, military, gold ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 18th century, contemporary, 1900s, 1800s, 1700s
Place: russia, ussr, st. petersburg russia, europe, tokyo

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Most similar movies to Russian Ark

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, atmospheric, stylized and enigmatic films with plots about art, mentor, catastrophe, storytelling, dialogue, suprisingly clever and pornography mostly in Drama, History and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Russian Ark: Last Year at Marienbad (1961), Mr. Turner (2014), Rasputin (2011), Dorian Gray (2009), Nicholas and Alexandra (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Last Year at Marienbad (1961)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Takes place in a chateau, an ambiguous story of a man and a woman who may or may not have met last year at Marienbad.
Style: mind bending, psychological, surreal, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: hotel, mystery, obsession, amnesia, haunted by the past, romance, destiny, love affair, hopes, dishonesty, card playing, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting (1978)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 66 min.
Story: Two narrators, one seen and one unseen, discuss possible connections between a series of paintings. The on-screen narrator walks through three-dimensional reproductions of each painting, featuring real people, sometimes moving, in an effort to ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, stylized, mind bending ...
Plot: riddles and clues, painter, art, painting, art collector, conspiracy theory, conspiracy, artists and showbiz, mystery, dishonesty, secret revealed, stolen painting ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.8
 26K
Mr. Turner (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner lives his last 25 years with gusto and secretly becomes involved with a seaside landlady, while his faithful housekeeper bears an unrequited love for him.
Style: sincere, captivating, enigmatic, surreal, meditative ...
Plot: painter, estrangement, ambition, love and romance, elderly, society, couple relations, aging, painting, eccentricity, art, character study ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s, 1830s, 1820s ...
Place: london, england, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.0
 886
Rasputin (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A group of Russian noblemen want to maintain the monarchy and plan to kill Rasputin.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, stylized, non-linear
Plot: rise to the top, empress, ambition, rise and fall, russian history, royal court, political intrigue, state affairs, society, clergy, conspiracy, battles ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century
Place: russia, europe, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 6.2
 64K
Dorian Gray (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A vain London playboy offers his soul in exchange for eternal beauty in this adaptation of the chilling tale by author Oscar Wilde. Seduced into the decadent world of Lord Henry Wotton (Colin Firth), handsome young aristocrat Dorian Gray (Ben ...
Style: gothic, captivating, atmospheric, sexy, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: deal with the devil, eternal youth, beefcake, aristocracy, physical appearance, fall in love, male nudity, high society, society, painting, artist, immortality ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1890s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 183 min.
Story: Biography of the last Russian Monarch, Tsar Nicholas II and his Tsarina, Alexandra.Czar Nicholas II, the inept monarch of Russia, insensitive to the needs of his people, is overthrown and exiled to Siberia with his family.
Style: epic, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: russian history, czar, royal family, russian revolution, politics, rise and fall, state affairs, rebellion, political unrest, rebelliousness, family relations, world war one ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 90s, edwardian era
Place: russia, siberia, crimea
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 8.0
 25K
The Leopard (1963)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 186 min.
Story: As Garibaldi's troops begin the unification of Italy in the 1860s, an aristocratic Sicilian family grudgingly adapts to the sweeping social changes undermining their way of life. Proud but pragmatic Prince Don Fabrizio Salina allows his war ...
Style: epic, gloomy, stylized, captivating, serious ...
Plot: ambition, revolution, decadence, family relations, politics, opportunist, civil war, nobility, social climbing, mayor, state affairs, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: sicily, italy, europe, naples italy, palermo italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (1990)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A collection of magical tales based upon the actual dreams of director Akira Kurosawa.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, mind bending, captivating, serious ...
Plot: tunnel, painting, rain, contamination, apocalypse, legends and myths, artist, life & death, hopes, nuclear, chaos, wise man ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: japan, mount fuji, asia, pacific ocean, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Fellini Satyricon (1969)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A series of disjointed mythical tales set in first century Rome.
Style: surreal, sexy, sexual, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: hermaphrodite, ship, poet, soldier, pirate, ancient rome, earthquake, wedding, maze, slave, ancient history, self discovery ...
Time: 1st century, 60s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, sicily, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.0
 46K
Holy Motors (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: We follow 24 hours in the life of a being moving from life to life like a cold and solitary assassin moving from hit to hit. In each of these interwoven lives, the being possesses an entirely distinct identity: sometimes a man, sometimes a woman, ...
Style: surreal, art house, enigmatic, atmospheric, experimental ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: existentialism, limousine, double life, hidden identity, surrealism, lifestyle change, power relations, unfulfillment, disguise, dog, model, life & death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: paris france, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.8
 8K
Taboo (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Japan, France, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set during Japan's Shogun era, this film looks at life in a samurai compound where young warriors are trained in swordfighting. A number of interpersonal conflicts are brewing in the training room, all centering around a handsome young samurai ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, realistic, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, samurai, emperor, murder mystery, state affairs, gender, political unrest, heroes, secrets, sword fight, life philosophy ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan, tokyo, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.8
 3K
Tsar (2009)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In 16th-century Russia in the grip of chaos, Ivan the Terrible strongly believes he is vested with a holy mission. Believing he can understand and interpret the signs, he sees the Last Judgment approaching. He establishes absolute power, cruelly ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: clergy, leadership, russian history, political unrest, head of state, royal court, political corruption, rebelliousness, corrupted ruler, dishonesty, ambition, rebellion ...
Time: 16th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.0
 1K
Cremaster 3 (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 182 min.
Story: CREMASTER 3 (2002) is set in New York City and narrates the construction of the Chrysler Building, which is in itself a character - host to inner, antagonistic forces at play for access to the process of (spiritual) transcendence. These factions ...
Style: experimental, surreal, atmospheric, stylized, mind bending ...
Plot: good versus evil, supernatural, punk, skyscraper, graphic violence, rivalry, artists and showbiz, apprentice, curses spells and rituals, surrealism, nudity (full frontal - brief), strong sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Thailand, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Netherlands
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Suffering from acute kidney failure, Uncle Boonmee has chosen to spend his final days surrounded by his loved ones in the countryside. Surprisingly, the ghost of his deceased wife appears to care for him, and his long lost son returns home in a ...
Style: atmospheric, meditative, surreal, disturbing, visually appealing ...
Plot: reincarnation, jungle, introspection, haunted by the past, supernatural, dealing with death, hopes, ghost, surrealism, family relations, existentialism, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
And the Ship Sails On (1983)
Genre: Drama, History, Music
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In 1914, a cruise ship sets sail from Naples to spread the ashes of beloved opera singer Edmea Tetua near Erimo, the isle of her birth. During the voyage, the eclectic array of passengers discovers a group of Serbian refugees aboard the vessel. ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, realistic, melancholic, lyrical ...
Plot: cruise, world war one, ship, celebrity culture, ocean, boat accident, travel, war, tragedy, bohemian life, sea disaster, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, year 1914
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.1
 16K
Orlando (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, Russia, Italy, France, Netherlands
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In 1600, nobleman Orlando inherits his parents' house, thanks to Queen Elizabeth I, who commands the young man to never change. After a disastrous affair with Russian princess Sasha, Orlando looks for solace in the arts before being appointed ...
Style: stylized, enigmatic, atmospheric, clever, witty ...
Plot: gender bending, transsexual, immortality, painting, looking for love, switching roles, politics, nobility, surrealism, eternal youth, sexuality, poet ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century, 20th century, 19th century, victorian era ...
Place: england, europe, ottoman empire, middle east, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
An Adventure in Space and Time (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: This special one-off drama travels back in time to 1963 to see how Doctor Who was first brought to the screen. Actor William Hartnell felt trapped by a succession of hard-man roles. Wannabe producer Verity Lambert was frustrated by the TV ...
Style: captivating, sincere, sentimental, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Plot: success, producer, director, time travel, actor, backstage, cultural icon, artists and showbiz, tv show, media, television, mentor protege relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1964, year 1966, year 1965 ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.8
 57K
Inland Empire (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Poland, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: An actress's perception of reality becomes increasingly distorted as she finds herself falling for her co-star in a remake of an unfinished Polish production that was supposedly cursed.
Style: surreal, psychological, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: curse, seance, filmmaking, actress, debt, infidelity, murder, makeup artist, nightmare, dangerous attraction, woman in danger, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, los angeles, california, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 5.7
 18K
Lost River (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A single mother is swept into a dark underworld, while her teenage son discovers a road that leads him to a secret underwater town.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, tense, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: curse, surrealism, single parent, riddles and clues, family relations, small town, countryside, devastation, gas station, psychopath, obsession, greed ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 34K
Che: Part Two (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Spain, France, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: After the Cuban Revolution, Che is at the height of his fame and power. Then he disappears, re-emerging incognito in Bolivia, where he organizes a small group of Cuban comrades and Bolivian recruits to start the great Latin American Revolution. ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: revolution, communism, dictatorship, leadership, idealism, sacrifice, hopes, historical character, rebel, folk hero, state affairs, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1967, year 1966
Place: bolivia, latin america, cuba, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Nightwatching (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: UK, Poland, Canada, Netherlands
Duration: 134 min.
Story: An extravagant, exotic and moving look at Rembrandt's romantic and professional life, and the controversy he created by the identification of a murderer in the painting The Night Watch.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, disturbing, enigmatic
Plot: painter, investigation, mystery, artists and showbiz, uncover truth, lifestyle, crimes, love affair, ambition, art, conspiracy, prodigy ...
Time: 17th century
Place: europe, amsterdam, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Charlton Heston stars as Renaissance artist Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564), who begrudgingly paints the Sistine Chapel for imperious Pope Julius II in this epic adaptation of Irvine Stone's novel ...
Style: epic, uplifting, serious, atmospheric, inspirational ...
Plot: renaissance, painter, genius, sculpture, architect, artist, painting, infidelity, historical figure, life & death, pope, hard labor ...
Time: 16th century, 60s
Place: italy, vatican, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.7
 64K
Waking Life (2001)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Waking Life is about a young man in a persistent lucid dream-like state. The film follows its protagonist as he initially observes and later participates in philosophical discussions that weave together issues like reality, free will, our ...
Style: philosophical, stylized, surreal, captivating, clever ...
Plot: existentialism, philosophy, dream, lifestyle, bohemian life, human nature, daydreamer, alternate reality, lucid dream, surrealism, existence paradox, nightmare ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Burnt by the Sun (1994)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Russia, 1936: revolutionary hero Colonel Kotov is spending an idyllic summer in his dacha with his young wife and six-year-old daughter Nadia and other assorted family and friends. Things change dramatically with the unheralded arrival of Cousin ...
Style: touching, captivating, stylized, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: politics, parents and children, communism, totalitarianism, russian history, symbolism, repression, stalinism, family relations, betrayal, friendship, colonel ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1936
Place: russia, ussr, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.1
 369
The Viceroys (2007)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, Spain, Germany, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: captivating, psychological, atmospheric, epic, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, politics, political unrest, intrigue, rivalry, family life, revolution, society, dishonesty, royal family, parents and children, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: sicily, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.8
 483
Kaspar Hauser (1993)
Genre: Drama, History, Mystery
Country: Germany, Austria, Sweden
Duration: 139 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, tense, enigmatic ...
Plot: murder, feral man, captivity, kidnapping, royal family, political intrigue, conspiracy, heroes, dishonesty, babies and infants, state affairs, mysterious character ...
Time: 18th century
Place: bavaria, germany, berlin germany, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
 3K
Francofonia (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Master filmmaker Alexander Sokurov (Russian Ark) transforms a portrait of the world-renowned museum into a magisterial, centuries-spanning reflection on the relation between art, culture and power.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, enigmatic, suspense, semi documentary
Plot: nazi occupation, nazism, painting, art, museum, louvre, fear, evacuation, painter, architecture, world war two, shipwreck ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940, year 1942, year 1959, year 1914 ...
Place: paris france, st. petersburg russia, vichy, russia, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.1
 113K
The Jacket (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A military veteran goes on a journey into the future, where he can foresee his death and is left with questions that could save his life and those he loves.
Style: psychological, surreal, enigmatic, mind bending, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, psychology, mental institution, time loop, supernatural, supernatural ability, memory loss, murder, haunted by the past, disorder, life is a bitch, mentally unstable ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Confessional (1995)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The year is 1952, in Quebec City. Rachel (16), unmarried and pregnant, works in the church. Filled with shame, she unburdens her guilt to a young priest, under the confidentiality of the confessional. In the present year of 1989, Pierre Lamontagne ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: adoption, mystery, society, clergy, family relations, chaos and mayhem, pregnancy, teenage life, siblings relations, haunted by the past, nudity (full frontal - brief), male nudity ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1952, 80s, year 1989
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Sophie's World (1999)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: Norway, Sweden
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Sofie is an ordinary Norwegian girl. One day she recieves a video tape on which a certain Alberto Knox talks directly to her from ancient Greece. They then start to meet at different occasions and throughout the film, Alberto takes Sofie on an ...
Style: serious, contemplative
Plot: philosophy, time travel, mysterious character, youth, riddles and clues, teaching the ways of the world, ancient history, leonardo da vinci, coming of age, school, robin hood, mirror ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%