Movies like Saraband

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Saraband (2003)
 7.5
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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 working, as a divorce lawyer. Johan is quite well off and has retired to a house in the Orsa finnmark district of Sweden. On a whim, Marianne decides to visit him. Johan's son from a previous marriage, Henrik, lives nearby in a cottage with his daughter Karin, a gifted cello player. The relationship between father and son is strained. Plot by Mattias Thuresson.
Style: psychological, emotional, sincere, touching, meditative, serious, realistic, sexy, bleak, reflective ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, love and romance, introspection, couples, family problems, crumbling marriage, human nature, golden years, destiny, breakup, family in crisis, hopes, marriage, husband wife relationship, family relations, parenthood, character study, contact, siblings relations, crumbling relationship, unfulfillment, dealing with death, couple relations, elderly man ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, st. petersburg russia, florence, eastern europe, munich germany, hamburg germany, helsinki finland ...

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Most similar movies to Saraband

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and contemplative films with plots about family problems, couples, dysfunctional family, unfulfillment, depression, dialogue and relationships mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like Saraband: Autumn Sonata (1978), Scenes from a Marriage (1973), Faithless (2000), Cries & Whispers (1972), The Passion of Anna (1969). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.1
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Autumn Sonata (1978)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: 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, reflective ...
Plot: pianist, marriage, reconciliation, mother daughter relationship, autumn, dysfunctional family, handicapped, parents and children, family life, family in crisis, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: sweden, europe, scandinavia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Scenes from a Marriage (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 283 min.
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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, thought provoking, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: divorce, couples, infidelity, marriage, breakup, selfishness, family problems, jealousy, success, crumbling relationship, unfulfillment, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe, stockholm sweden, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 4K
Faithless (2000)
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, tense, sincere, gloomy, lyrical ...
Plot: adultery, betrayal, infidelity, love affair, custody, fall in love, family problems, crumbling marriage, destructive relationship, rivalry, parents and children, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, denmark, france, sweden, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, thought provoking, gloomy, touching, psychological ...
Plot: terminal illness, maid, death, cancer, grudge, mansion, estate, society, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, family life, human nature ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 90s
Place: sweden, eastern europe, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: isolation, depression, couples, island, solitude, love and romance, opposites attract, love affair, architect, destiny, friendship, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.5
 6K
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: realistic, serious, atmospheric, psychological, psychedelic ...
Plot: hospital, suicide attempt, mental breakdown, hallucination, attempted rape, mentally unstable, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, dealing with death, love and romance, family problems ...
Time: 70s
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, France, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Hanoi comes across almost picture-perfect in director Tran Anh Hung's beautiful, elegiac tale about the lives and loves of three Vietnamese sisters. A mood characteristic of Hung's films is set early on with the vivid sounds of birds, ...
Style: sincere, serious, psychological, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: pregnancy, infidelity, dysfunctional family, family relations, couples, family life, love and romance, siblings relations, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, family problems, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, tokyo, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.7
 7K
Nine Lives (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Captives of the very relationships that define and sustain them, nine women resiliently meet the travails and disappointments of life.
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, friendship, abortion, family relations, dysfunctional family, love and romance, couples, family problems, couple relations, parents and children, human nature, love affair ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 8.1
 25K
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, thought provoking, atmospheric, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: suicide, faith, priest, winter, pastor, midlife crisis, isolation, small town, self discovery, infidelity, redemption, introspection ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.1
 1K
Daybreak (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Sweden, shortly before Christmas. Surgeon Rickard is told the job he expected goes to a Dane, because of his substance abuse. It's too late to cancel dinner with his in-laws. The guest couple announces their in-vitro is a success. Then ...
Style: realistic, touching, bleak, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: infidelity, vengeance, family problems, crumbling marriage, introspection, parents and children, love affair, redemption, couple relations, couples, family relations, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
A Song for Martin (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Martin, conductor of a symphonic orchestra, meet Barbara, violine player and they start a relationship. Five years later Martin starts to develop loss of memory and becomes more and more confused. Finally he is diagnosed with Alzheimer's ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, infidelity, couples, love affair, couple relations, family problems, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, musician's life, love and romance, fall in love, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.0
 14K
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, suspense, biting, serious ...
Plot: island, soldier, war, civil war, politics, betrayal, battles, survival, on the run, crumbling marriage, chaos and mayhem, introspection ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: eastern europe, scandinavia, sweden, israel, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.5
 3K
Providence (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Clive Langham (Sir John Gielgud) spends one tormenting night in his bed suffering from health problems and thinking up a story based on his relatives. He is a bitter man and he shows, through flashbacks, how spiteful, conniving and treacherous his ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: aging, dysfunctional family, family relations, father son relationship, terminal illness, alcohol abuse, crumbling marriage, writer's life, unfulfillment, parents and children, human nature, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Through a Glass Darkly (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 90 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, insanity, electroshock therapy, brother sister incest, dysfunctional family, self destructing, estrangement, in-laws, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: talky, realistic, serious, psychological, clever ...
Plot: filmmaking, couples, dull life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, actor's life, hopes, love and romance, aging, dishonesty, mentally unstable, unfulfillment ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.5
 11K
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, suspense, biting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, infidelity, suburbs, divorce, adultery, love, dysfunctional family, couple relations, friendship, introspection, human nature, family life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Inheritance (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Norway, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young Danish man, Christoffer, lives a life of joy and happiness with his wife Maria in Stockholm. When his father dies his mother insists that Christoffer take over management of the family industry which is in danger of bankruptcy. He is torn ...
Style: serious, sincere, enigmatic, meditative, stylized ...
Plot: family relations, adultery, dysfunctional family, family life, family business, family problems, family values, inheritance, parents and children, love and romance, crumbling marriage, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, denmark, stockholm sweden, copenhagen ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Secret Lives of Dentists (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An introspective dentist's suspicions about his wife's infidelity stresses his mental well being and family life to the breaking point.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, emotional, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, dentist, couple relations, human nature, jealous spouse, dishonesty, lifestyle, imaginary friend, adultery, family problems, couples, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 7.1
 2K
Innocence (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, Belgium
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After more than forty years apart, Andreas and Claire embark on an affair as reckless and intense as when they were young lovers. Widowed musician Andreas decides to get back in touch with his one great love, Claire, who is still married to her ...
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, romantic, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, romance, lovers reunited, golden years, love triangle, crumbling marriage, family problems, aging, male female relationship, loneliness, husband wife relationship, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 50s, 1940s, 70s
Place: melbourne australia, adelaide south australia, belgium, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.8
 20K
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: sexy, sexual, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: hotel, female masturbation, lesbian, dysfunctional family, female orgasm, terminal illness, sister sister relationship, rage, travel, desire, lesbianism, incest ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.3
 2K
Tully (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tully Jr. and Earl live on their father's Nebraska ranch, proud and independent to a fault. While the shy, reclusive Earl spends his free time watching movies, the cockier Tully works his way through a succession of short-term affairs and an ...
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: small town, friendship, lifestyle, womanizer, young lovers, opposites attract, introspection, youth, romance, society, couples, family problems ...
Place: nebraska, england, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Shoot the Moon (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: After fifteen years of marriage, an affluent couple divorce and take up with new partners.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: family relations, infidelity, divorce, marital crisis, dysfunctional family, tennis, couples, breakup, family problems, parents and children, family in crisis, love affair ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Five Senses (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Three sets of tenants in a live/work building have daily lives and/or current stories acutely involving one or more of the five senses.
Style: touching, psychological, clever, emotional, non-linear ...
Audience: teens
Plot: looking for love, loneliness, family problems, love and romance, unfulfillment, multiple storylines, existentialism, melancholy, missing child, voyeurism, family relations, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: milan italy, toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 7.5
 11K
All or Nothing (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Penny's love for her partner, taxi-driver Phil, has run dry. He is a gentle, philosophical guy, and she works on the checkout at a supermarket...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: working class, taxi driver, dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, injustice, parents and children, couples, couple relations, unwanted pregnancy, family in crisis, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, florida, algeria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.7
 229
Sofie (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Duration: 146 min.
Story: From 1886 to 1907 in the life of Sofie, a Jew in Copenhagen who is nearly 29, with no marital prospects, living with her loving parents
Style: talky, realistic, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: couples, religions or cults, family relations, family problems, dishonesty, society, love and romance, hopes, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, parents and children, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 8.0
 311K
Magnolia (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: An epic mosaic of many interrelated characters in search of happiness, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.
Style: meditative, realistic, bleak, sincere, non-linear ...
Plot: human nature, introspection, terminal illness, coincidence, depression, infidelity, child prodigy, redemption, death, dysfunctional family, family problems, social problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 60s, 50s, 1910s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.5
 860
Losing Chase (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An intimate and turbulent relationship develops between Chase, a woman recovering from a nervous breakdown and Elizabeth, the caretaker employed to look after her.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, mental illness, family relations, chase, dysfunctional family, gays and lesbians, society, master and servant, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: england, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.3
 20K
The Son's Room (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A psychoanalyst and his family go through profound emotional trauma when their son dies in a scuba diving accident.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, meditative, lyrical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychoanalysis, regret, loss of son, parents and children, family problems, hopes, overcoming, family in crisis, redemption, marriage crisis, loss of child, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The United States of Leland (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A withdrawn young man, Leland Fitzgerald is imprisoned for the murder of a mentally disabled boy, who also happened to be the brother of his girlfriend, Becky. As the community struggles to deal with the killing, Pearl Madison, a teacher at the ...
Style: meditative, psychological, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: murder, teacher, dysfunctional family, prison life, family relations, prison, theft, crimes, investigation, parents and children, life is a bitch, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, california, italy, los angeles, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: brother sister relationship, abusive stepfather, christmas, bishop, child abuse, ghost, childhood, marriage as hell, emotional abuse, family relations, death of father, remarry ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 90s, turn of the century
Place: sweden, eastern europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%