Movies like The Serpent's Egg

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The Serpent's Egg (1977)
 6.6
 6K
The Serpent's Egg (1977)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The Serpent's Egg follows a week in the life of Abel Rosenberg, an out-of-work American circus acrobat living in poverty-stricken Berlin following Germany's defeat in World War I.
Style: philosophical, mind bending, psychedelic, surreal, art house, psychological, atmospheric, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: suicide, world war two, jewish, nazism, inspector, prostitution, circus, great depression, quantum physics, german history, voyeurism, investigation, unemployment, clinic, world war one, politics, alcohol abuse, life is a bitch, rise to the top, getting home, society, chaos and mayhem, sex, dancing, fight ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, pre world war two, 20s
Place: germany, europe, sweden, berlin germany

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Most similar movies to The Serpent's Egg

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and atmospheric films with plots about death, nudity (full frontal - brief), drinking alcohol, murder, guilt, storytelling and female nudity mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Serpent's Egg: The Good German (2006), The White Ribbon (2009), The Passion of Anna (1969), The Sentinel (1992), Persona (1966). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Good German (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An American journalist arrives in Berlin just after the end of World War Two. He becomes involved in a murder mystery surrounding a dead GI who washes up at a lakeside mansion during the Potsdam negotiations between the Allied powers. Soon his ...
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, world war two, investigation, mystery, war criminal, post war, justice, haunted by the past, uncover truth, love of one's life, love affair, prostitution ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1945, 1930s, post world war two
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe
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100%
The White Ribbon (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Canada
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years just before World War I, which seem to be ritual punishment. The abused and suppressed children of the villagers seem to be at the heart of this mystery.
Style: disturbing, psychological, thought provoking, bleak, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sexual abuse, children, child abuse, punishment, mystery, physical appearance, death, cruelty, torture, priest, village, family secret ...
Time: year 1914, 1910s, pre world war one, 1920s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, italy, northern germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: art house, surreal, cerebral, sexy, bleak ...
Plot: solitude, depression, isolation, island, female nudity, guilt, suicide, snow, divorce, adultery, nightmare, freedom ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.5
 854
The Sentinel (1992)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 139 min.
Story: After spending some time with his diplomat father in Germany, a young French medical student returns by train to Paris to resume his studies. He is puzzled by the harsh treatment he receives from customs at the border but doesn't begin to ...
Style: psychological, gloomy, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: train, spy, medicine, memory, espionage, friendship, obsession, investigation, assassination attempt, state affairs, dishonesty, undercover ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: paris france, france, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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From the Life of the Marionettes (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, Austria
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: art house, realistic, serious, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: lgbt, prostitution, death, dream, psychiatry, murder, gay slur, prostitute, gays and lesbians, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 8.1
 117K
Persona (1966)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 83 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: sexual, atmospheric, surreal, psychological, art house ...
Plot: silence, medical, patient, existentialism, lesbian, surrealism, psychiatry, mute character, confession, nurse, sex talk, sex ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden, eastern europe, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: touching, thought provoking, emotional, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: terminal illness, maid, family relations, cancer, death, existentialism, nudity (full frontal - brief), bittersweet, dysfunctional family, estate, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 90s
Place: sweden, eastern europe, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.9
 9K
Bad Timing (1980)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Alex Linden is a psychiatrist living in Vienna who meets Milena Flaherty though a mutual friend. Though Alex is quite a bit older than Milena, he's attracted to her young, carefree spirit. Despite the fact that Milena is already married, their ...
Style: erotic, sexual, disturbing, art house, sexy ...
Plot: voyeurism, nudity (full frontal - brief), extramarital affair, obsession, rape victim, infidelity, female nudity, romance, erotica, overdose, investigation, death ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: vienna, austria, europe, california, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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New Best Friend (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Alicia is a poor girl starting college. Hadley, Julianne and Sydney are three well-off girls in a row house. Classes begin and Alicia is paired with Hadley to work on a sociology class project. At first rejected, Alicia is finally accepted into ...
Style: sexy, intense, stylized, serious, psychological ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: college, investigation, murder, lesbian, betrayal, teenage life, wealth, manipulation, mystery, mind game, nudity (full frontal - brief), youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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, art house, political, cerebral, sexy ...
Plot: island, civil war, politics, betrayal, war, world war two, female nudity, political prisoner, refugee, musician, boat, psychology ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: israel, scandinavia, sweden, eastern europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Walk on Water (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Israel, Sweden
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Eyal, an Israeli Mossad agent, is given the mission to track down and kill the very old Alfred Himmelman, an ex-Nazi officer, who might still be alive. Pretending to be a tourist guide, he befriends his grandson Axel, in Israel to visit his sister ...
Style: tense, captivating, suspenseful, sincere, suspense ...
Plot: gay, hitman, redemption, mossad, murder, family secret, gay slur, lgbt, haunted by the past, introspection, working undercover, espionage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, berlin germany, germany, argentina, jerusalem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 6K
Keane (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A mentally ill man searches New York for his missing eight year old daughter. He recreates her steps each day hoping for some clue to her disappearance, until he meets and befriend a woman with a daughter the same age. Could she help him with the ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, psychological, mind bending ...
Plot: kidnapping, mental illness, missing child, paranoia, little girl, delusion, life is a bitch, parents and children, poverty, self destructing, drug abuse, missing person ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Lives of Others (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A tragic love story set in East Berlin with the backdrop of an undercover Stasi controlled culture. Stasi captain Wieler is ordered to follow author Dreyman and plunges deeper and deeper into his life until he reaches the threshold of doubting the ...
Style: gloomy, tense, sincere, sexual, atmospheric ...
Plot: surveillance, cold war, spy, stasi, communism, espionage, iron curtain, voyeurism, berlin wall, politics, german, interrogation ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, 20th century, 90s
Place: east germany, germany, berlin germany, europe, east berlin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
 79K
Stay (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Psychiatrist Sam Foster has a new patient, Henry Letham, who claims to be suicidal. In trying to diagnose him, Sam visits Henry's prior therapist and also finds Henry's mother -- even though Henry has said that he murdered both of his ...
Style: surreal, psychological, twists and turns, confusing, surprise ending ...
Plot: suicide, suicide attempt, psychiatrist, mentally unstable, obsession, unfulfillment, doctors and patients, surrealism, mental illness, mental institution, mystery, suicidal ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Minus Man (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The Minus Man is a 1999 film based on the novel by Lew McCreary. It was directed by Hampton Fancher, who also wrote the screenplay. The film centers on a psychotic killer whom Fancher describes as "a cross between Psycho's Norman Bates, ...
Style: clever, disturbing, psychological, rough, twists and turns ...
Plot: serial killer, christmas, small town, death, murder, violence, american football, insanity, greed, loneliness, mentor, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: oregon, vancouver
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Will Graham, a former London crime boss who has left his former life to live as a recluse in the forest. Haunted by the blood of those he has murdered, Will wishes never to return. But when his brother commits suicide, following a sexual assault at ...
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, crimes, rape, revenge, suicide, vengeance, gangsters, violence, dark hero, justice, character study, moral ambiguity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.9
 17K
Affliction (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A small town policeman must investigate a suspicious hunting accident. The investigation and other events result in his slowly disintegrating mentally.
Style: bleak, rough, gloomy, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: snow, small town, sheriff, small town life, crimes, character study, murder, dysfunctional family, alcohol abuse, abusive father, depression, domestic violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new hampshire, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.3
 184
The Quarry (1998)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Belgium, France, Netherlands, Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: This thriller investigates the mysterious assassination of a gay pastor in rural South Africa. Without witnesses or explanations, the crime appears to the police and others as a jigsaw puzzle without enough pieces. The police then suspect and arrest ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy, suspenseful ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, escape, mistaken identity, interracial relations, small town, countryside, disorder, religions or cults, hidden identity, crimes, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: south africa, europe, belgium, africa, holland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 7.2
 293K
Insomnia (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, dark, psychological, twist ending ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, small town, investigator, insomnia, investigation, murderer, guilt, police corruption, character study, serial killer, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: alaska, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After several years of living with a cult, Martha finally escapes and calls her estranged sister, Lucy, for help. Martha finds herself at the quiet Connecticut home Lucy shares with her new husband, Ted, but the memories of what she experienced in ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, tense, bleak, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cult, hippie, paranoia, sexual abuse, mind control, religion, female protagonist, brainwashing, runaway, socially awkward, manipulation, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, new york state, california, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.1
 975
Firecracker (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A tale of murder in small-town Kansas. When Jimmy is lured away from his abusive family by a traveling sideshow carnival, he encounters Sandra, one of the main attractions. The happiness they find together causes them to confront the darkness in ...
Style: disturbing, serious, psychological, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, rape, murder, small town, mystery, life is a bitch, crimes, psychopath, family problems, mental illness, friendship, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Everybody Wins (1990)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A seemingly good Samaritan hires a private detective to prove a teen sitting in prison on a murder charge is innocent. His investigation discovers deep corruption in a Connecticut town and finds the woman isn't everything she is pretending to ...
Style: neo noir, mind bending, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: private detective, private investigator, investigation, corruption, femme fatale, small town, injustice, power relations, mentally unstable, law enforcement, legal investigation, mystery ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: connecticut, new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.5
 73K
Blindness (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Brazil, Canada, Japan, UK, Italy
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When a sudden plague of blindness devastates a city, a small group of the afflicted band together to triumphantly overcome the horrific conditions of their imposed quarantine.
Style: bleak, intense, disturbing, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: post apocalypse, distopia, plague, epidemic, survival, blind character, blindness, apocalypse, disability, society, isolation, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portugal, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Constant Gardener (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Kenya, France, USA, Switzerland
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Justin Quayle is a low-level British diplomat who has always gone about his work very quietly, not causing any problems. But after his radical wife Tessa is killed he becomes determined to find out why, thrusting himself into the middle of a very ...
Style: suspenseful, thought provoking, tense, political, suspense ...
Plot: spy, conspiracy, murder, investigation, corruption, death, idealism, political corruption, cover up, obsession, politics, marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, kenya, germany, sudan, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
A Dry White Season (1989)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Taking place during the 1976 Soweto uprising, the story follows a white school teacher whose life and values are threatened when he asks questions about the death of a young black boy who died in police custody.
Style: thought provoking, talky, emotional, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, lawyer, fighting the system, legal, society, rebellion, crimes, injustice, discrimination, courtroom, interracial relations, torture ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: south africa, africa, canada, england, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.5
 2K
Absolution (1978)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At a Catholic public school, Benjamin Stanfield is tired of being the teacher's pet and decides to play a practical joke on his form master Father Goddard. In confession, Stanfield tells Goddard that he has accidentally murdered his friend ...
Style: slasher, twists and turns, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: practical joke, catholic priest, boarding school, murder, catholicism, murderer, ultimatum, scarecrow, death, violence, coming of age, confession booth ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.8
 63K
Mother (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A mother lives quietly with her twenty-eight-year-old son, Do-joon, providing herbs and acupuncture to neighbors. One day, a girl is brutally murdered, and Do-joon is charged with the killing. Now, it's his mother's call whether to prove ...
Style: atmospheric, suspense, mind bending, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: murder, investigation, crimes, revenge, parents and children, family relations, determination, uncover truth, amateur detective, single parent, mentally challenged, murder mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002
Place: south korea, asia, korea, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.2
 11K
The Club (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Chile
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In a secluded house in a small seaside town live four unrelated men and the woman who tends to the house and their needs. All former priests, they have been sent to this quiet exile to purge the sins of their pasts, the separation from their ...
Style: suspense, atmospheric, melancholic, bleak, cynical ...
Plot: priest, clergy, child abuse, nun, introspection, isolation, haunted by the past, altar boy, pedophilia, catholic church, tragic event, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chile, latin america, pacific ocean, santiago chile, vatican
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
An Occasional Hell (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A former policeman-turned college professor of forensics, is asked by a widow to solve the murder of her unfaithful husband and the disappearance of his mistress who may have been linked to some drug dealers.
Style: erotic, serious, realistic, mind bending, gloomy ...
Plot: widow, investigation, infidelity, murder, murder investigation, femme fatale, car chase, humiliation, voyeur, sex in car, sex scene, disappearance ...
Time: 90s
Place: south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
I Can't Sleep (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Ninon is a spirited hotel-manager who teaches self-defense classes to her terrified elderly neighbors. Daiga, an aspiring Lithuanian actress newly arrived to Paris, comes to live at the hotel and becomes fascinated with the life of a mysteriously ...
Style: art house, gloomy, sexy, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: gay, serial killer, crimes, lgbt, hotel, murder, immigrants, musician, male nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: paris france, tokyo, texas, london, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%