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, art house, political, cerebral, sexy, bleak, suspense, biting, allegory, tense ...
Plot: island, war, civil war, politics, betrayal, world war two, female nudity, musician, refugee, political prisoner, catastrophe, time travel, psychology, world war one, relationships, loneliness, friendship, wine, sexual abuse, adultery, family relations, wartime, brutality, boat, childhood ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: israel, scandinavia, sweden, eastern europe, 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 loneliness, storytelling, dialogue, suprisingly clever, nudity (full frontal - brief), melancholy and culture clash mostly in Drama, Horror and Thriller 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: 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
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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, philosophical, art house, cerebral, surreal ...
Plot: schizophrenia, mental illness, incest, island, existentialism, brother sister incest, insanity, psychology, mental disorder, dysfunctional family, religion, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe
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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: surreal, gothic, suspense, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: surrealism, artist, isolation, insanity, diary, island, female nudity, hallucination, swedish, voyeurism, castle, obsession ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 ⇓
59%
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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: art house, philosophical, depressing, cerebral, sexy ...
Plot: existentialism, religion, suicide, winter, faith, priest, small town, isolation, midlife crisis, apocalypse, wine, doubt ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe
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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
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The Touch (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, USA
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: art house, realistic, serious, psychological
Plot: infidelity, love affair, female nudity, affair, extramarital affair, hospital, archaeologist, church, physician, wedding ring, love story, love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: sweden, eastern europe, london
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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, meditative, sincere, touching ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, marriage, parenthood, character study, introspection, parents and children, love and romance, human nature, golden years, crumbling marriage, couples, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo, australia, hamburg germany, eastern europe, florence ...
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42%
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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: art house, disturbing, surreal, philosophical, erotic ...
Plot: female masturbation, existentialism, hotel, sexuality, female orgasm, dysfunctional family, incest, classical music, sensuality, hotel room, adultery, lesbianism ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: tokyo, sweden, europe
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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: philosophical, disturbing, art house, thought provoking, surreal ...
Plot: christmas, brother sister relationship, abusive stepfather, ghost, childhood, emotional abuse, child abuse, grief, bishop, domestic violence, coming of age, children ...
Time: turn of the century, victorian era, 20th century, 90s, 1910s
Place: sweden, tokyo, eastern europe, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, sincere, gloomy, erotic, atmospheric ...
Plot: adultery, betrayal, infidelity, parenthood, love affair, custody, fall in love, family problems, crumbling marriage, destructive relationship, rivalry, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: tokyo, paris france, denmark, france, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Zero Kelvin (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Sweden
Duration: 113 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, philosophical, breathtaking, sexy, atmospheric ...
Plot: survival, winter, bdsm, writer's life, male nudity, psychology, nudity (full frontal - brief), writers, violent, character study, catastrophe, brutality ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: tokyo, greenland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: realistic, tense, bleak, psychological, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, assassination, terrorism, jungle, suicide, assassin, children, tragedy, childhood, freedom, existentialism, runaway ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, middle east, asia
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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, meditative, compassionate, disturbing ...
Audience: kids
Plot: father son relationship, coming of age, poverty, immigrants, working class, farm, boy, corporal punishment, youth, family relations, bullying, tragedy ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1890s
Place: denmark, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, thought provoking, cerebral, sexy, tense ...
Plot: divorce, marriage, infidelity, melancholy, couples, loneliness, adultery, nudity (full frontal - brief), affair, midlife crisis, ex husband ex wife relationship, unfaithful husband ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: stockholm sweden, europe, sweden, eastern europe, tokyo
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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: sexy, thought provoking, cerebral, enigmatic, melancholic ...
Plot: world war two, french resistance, mental illness, memory, parachute, one night stand, character study, adaptation, catastrophe, british, betrayal, courage ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, 50s, 20th century, 60s
Place: england, france, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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: philosophical, sexy, psychological, talky, intellectual ...
Plot: philosophy, politics, island, isolation, life, scientist, environment, science, technology, art, internet, prejudice ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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: art house, sexy, suspense, talky, biting ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, prostitute, male nudity, melancholy, cheating, time travel, social outcast, feminism, sexual abuse, writer's life, addiction, sexualized violence ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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: sexy, suspense, biting, talky, artsy ...
Plot: distopia, death, hotel, poetry, enormously long battle scene, transsexual, hitman, sexualized violence, violence, gangsters, drugs, finnish ...
Time: 20th century, future
Place: europe, london, england, tokyo
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Woyzeck (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 82 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: psychological, bleak, disturbing, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Plot: murder, military, loser, soldier, obsession, brutality, jealousy, hearing voices, humiliation, underdog, claustrophobia, guilt ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 70s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, cerebral, art house, philosophical, thought provoking ...
Plot: religion, spirituality, insanity, existentialism, god, hopes, catastrophe, redemption, human nature, save the world, society, apocalypse ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, ussr, vatican, europe, sweden
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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: art house, mind bending, surreal, psychedelic, realistic ...
Plot: suicide attempt, mental breakdown, hallucination, attempted rape, existentialism, hospital, dysfunctional marriage, reality vs fantasy, childhood trauma, mentally unstable, life is a bitch, unfulfillment ...
Time: 70s
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 ⇓
25%
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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, thought provoking, touching, serious ...
Plot: world war two, infidelity, marriage, wartime life, love triangle, romance, rise to the top, couples, lovers reunited, german woman, battle of the sexes, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1943, 50s ...
Place: germany, berlin germany, canada, europe, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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: poignant, disturbing, realistic, allegory, visually appealing ...
Plot: world war two, hitler youth, nazi, war, youth, friendship, wartime life, redemption, jewish, children, destiny, brutality ...
Time: 1940s, year 1939, 1930s
Place: france, germany, japan, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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: serious, disturbing, psychological, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: soldier, starting over, homecoming, hopes, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, military, war, desperation, wife, van, prison ...
Time: 90s
Place: iraq, afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong, USA, Taiwan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Young teen girl Xiu Xiu is sent away to a remote corner of the Sichuan steppes for manual labor in 1975 (sending young people to there was a part of Cultural Revolution in China). A year later, she agrees to go to even more remote spot with a ...
Style: sexy, disturbing, emotional, political, allegory ...
Plot: underage sex, prostitute, loss of innocence, revolution, innocence lost, coming of age, death, corruption, loneliness, nudity (full frontal - brief), communism, culture clash ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: china, tokyo, tibet, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The King Is Alive (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Finland, South Africa, Norway, USA
Duration: 110 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: bleak, stylized, melancholic, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: desert, survival, stranded, isolation, culture clash, rescue, life is a bitch, human nature, tragedy, bus, dogma, first contact ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, new jersey, australia, namibia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Veronika Voss (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In Munich 1955, German film star Veronika Voss becomes a drug addict at the mercy of corrupt Dr. Marianne Katz, who keeps her supplied with morphine. After meeting sports writer Robert Krohn, Veronika begins to dream of a return to stardom. As the ...
Style: sexy, art house, gloomy, stylized, ironic ...
Plot: drug addiction, existentialism, german, addiction, reporter, apocalypse, dreams, death, greed, childhood, crime gone awry, culture clash ...
Time: 50s, 1930s, 80s, 1920s, 70s
Place: germany, berlin germany, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Time of the Wolf (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Austria, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When Anna and her family arrive at their holiday home, they find it occupied by strangers. This confrontation is just the beginning of a painful learning process.
Style: disturbing, psychological, bleak, intense, atmospheric ...
Plot: apocalypse, post apocalypse, catastrophe, end of the world, brutality, survival, chaos, countryside, human nature, social differences, society, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%