Movies like Shame 1968

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Shame (1968)
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Shame (1968)
Original name: Skammen
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, suspense, serious, realistic, allegory, enigmatic, gloomy, reflective ...
Plot: island, soldier, war, civil war, politics, betrayal, survival, battles, on the run, chaos and mayhem, political unrest, introspection, countryside, crumbling marriage, musician, military, female nudity, farm, refugee, shame, political prisoner, husband wife relationship, fictional war, nudity (full frontal - brief), wartime ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: eastern europe, israel, tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, psychological, bleak and melancholic films with plots about storytelling, obsession, loneliness, weird, dialogue, suprisingly clever and culture clash mostly in Drama, Music and Horror genres. Some movies like Shame: The Passion of Anna (1969), Through a Glass Darkly (1961), Hour of the Wolf (1968), Cries & Whispers (1972), Winter Light (1963). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: isolation, couples, island, deadly, love and romance, opposites attract, friendship, love affair, chaos and mayhem, destiny, architect, solitude ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, incest, mental illness, schizophrenia, brother sister incest, insanity, electroshock therapy, dysfunctional family, confined, estrangement, self destructing, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, gothic, surreal, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: isolation, island, diary, surrealism, artist, insanity, insomnia, voyeurism, castle, nightmare, mental illness, obsession ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, human nature, family life, friendship, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, pastor, winter, midlife crisis, isolation, small town, crumbling marriage, society, unfulfillment, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 8.1
 100K
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, experimental, talky ...
Plot: confession, nurse, silence, postmodernism, actress, dream, psychiatry, patient, violence, betrayal, dreams, identity crisis ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: eastern europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, introspection, parents and children, love and romance, golden years, crumbling marriage, couples, family problems, human nature, breakup, hopes, destiny ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, florence, munich germany, helsinki finland, florence italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, sexy, psychological, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: hotel, dysfunctional family, terminal illness, lesbian, female masturbation, desire, rage, travel, sister sister relationship, lesbianism, incest, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: europe, sweden, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 25K
Autumn Sonata (1978)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Sweden, France, West Germany, UK, Norway
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, contemplative ...
Plot: pianist, marriage, reconciliation, mother daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, handicapped, parents and children, family in crisis, family life, family relations, family problems, reunion ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Plot: survival, writer's life, danger, obsessive quest, infidelity, isolation, couples, male nudity, arctic, poet, snow, winter ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: greenland, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, life is a bitch, parents and children, working class, island, misfit, family relations, down on your luck ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1890s
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, contemplative, tense, lyrical ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, betrayal, love affair, custody, fall in love, crumbling marriage, family problems, destructive relationship, rivalry, parents and children, family drama ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, sweden, denmark, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Terrorist (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young female terrorist goes on a suicide assassination mission, but her resolve to complete it is put to the test.
Style: bleak, tense, psychological, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: assassination, soldier, terrorism, pregnancy, politics, jungle, battles, crimes, deadly, coming of age, danger, head of state ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, asia, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, brother sister relationship, marriage as hell, emotional abuse, abusive stepfather, family relations, beating ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, 90s, turn of the century
Place: sweden, eastern europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, marriage, breakup, selfishness, infidelity, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, introspection, couple relations, human nature, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, sweden, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Plenty (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: David Hare's account of a one-time French freedom fighter who gradually realizes that her post-war life is not meeting her expectations.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, clever, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: french resistance, world war two, love and romance, soldier, innocence lost, wartime life, homecoming, haunted by the past, introspection, family problems, crumbling marriage, society ...
Time: 1940s, 1950s, 50s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: england, europe, london, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.6
 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, suspense, clever, sincere ...
Plot: prostitute, suburbs, infidelity, adultery, divorce, love, dysfunctional family, dishonesty, society, couple relations, suburban life, self discovery ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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, tense, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: politics, society, isolation, island, lifestyle, rebellion, artists and showbiz, state affairs, unfulfillment, introspection, human nature, friendship ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.1
 9K
Woyzeck (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Having fathered an illegitimate child with his lover, Marie, feckless soldier Franz Woyzeck takes odd jobs around his small town to provide some extra money for them. One of them is volunteering for experiments conducted by a local doctor, who puts ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, atmospheric, psychological, tense ...
Plot: murder, military, soldier, obsession, society, fighting the system, unlikely criminals, love affair, military life, infidelity, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 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: psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: love affair, infidelity, destructive relationship, human nature, couple relations, love triangle, small town, introspection, fall in love, moral dilemma, small town life, mental illness ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: disturbing, psychological, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, dream, death, unfulfillment, gays and lesbians, crumbling marriage, mental illness, dysfunctional family, infidelity, obsession, couple relations, family problems ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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: contemplative, serious, realistic, atmospheric, psychological
Plot: hospital, couples, family problems, hysteria, deadly, dealing with death, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, couple relations, dysfunctional family, infidelity, family in crisis ...
Time: 70s
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, alcoholic, dysfunctional family, depression, introspection, human nature, estrangement, couples, crumbling marriage, alcohol abuse, one day, greed ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 70s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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, thought provoking, serious, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: hopes, apocalypse, society, save the world, human nature, redemption, catastrophe, unfulfillment, hysteria, worldwide chaos, sacrifice, insanity ...
Time: 80s
Place: sweden, europe, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Luis Molina and Valentin Arregui are cell mates in a South American prison. Luis, a homosexual, is found guilty of immoral behaviour and Valentin is a political prisoner. To escape reality Luis invents romantic movies, while Valentin tries to keep ...
Style: sincere, psychological, captivating, touching, talky ...
Plot: prison, gays and lesbians, politics, friendship, torture, betrayal, introspection, dishonesty, buddies, confined, prison life, gay slur ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: latin america, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Near the end of World War II, Maria marries Hermann, who is immediately sent off to battle. When the war concludes, Maria believes that Hermann is dead. She starts working at an Allied bar, where she meets American soldier Bill. They start a ...
Style: emotional, psychological, touching, surreal, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, marriage, world war two, love triangle, post war, lovers reunited, rise to the top, romance, couples, life is a bitch, danger, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943, 1950s ...
Place: germany, europe, west germany, berlin germany, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.1
 446
Badland (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Jerry (Jamie Draven) was an idealist when he served in the first Gulf War. But when he was later deployed to Iraq, Jerry was an older man, a father of three and embittered by broken promises and unfulfilled desires. When Jerry returns from Iraq he ...
Style: realistic, psychological, disturbing, serious, bleak ...
Plot: soldier, homecoming, starting over, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, hopes, military, war, desperation, gulf war, anti war, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: iraq, middle east, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Designated Mourner (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jack and Judy are husband and wife, and Howard is Judys father. They live in some fictional undemocratic and repressive country, and tell us a story about their lives, mostly from Jack's point of view.
Style: talky, suspense, biting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prison, distopia, couple relations, survival, life is a bitch, journalism, society, politics, dealing with death, writer's life, couples, poetry ...
Time: 1900s, future
Place: england, europe, london, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Taste of Cherry (1997)
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, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
Plot: on the road, soldier, rain, deadly, obsessive quest, passenger, midlife crisis, haunted by the past, driving, muslim, lgbt, existentialism ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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The Ogre (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Frenchman Abel Tiffauges likes children, and wants to protect them against the grown-ups. Falsely suspected as child molester, he's recruited as a soldier in the 2nd World War, but very soon he is taken prisoner of war.
Style: realistic, disturbing, contemplative, serious, touching ...
Plot: world war two, youth, castle, hitler youth, friendship, redemption, palaces castles and temples, sexual abuse, wartime life, kidnapping, introspection, friends ...
Time: 1940s, year 1939, 1930s
Place: france, germany, berlin germany, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%