Movies like Spiral 1978

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Spiral (1978)
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Spiral (1978)
Original name: Spirala
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In what appears to be an inexplicable incident, a man drives up to a resort hotel in midwinter, throws away his car keys, enters, and proceeds to agitate everyone he meets with his urgency -- a message he is somehow unable to communicate. Then he leaves, disappearing in the snow. Later, the people he appeared to have upset have gathered to search for him and find him frostbitten, but alive. Visiting him at the sanatorium to which he has been taken, they gradually discover what was really happening.
Plot: depression, morgue, hopelessness, lecture, fear of death, mountain, mental breakdown, death, suicide, male female relationship, hospital, suicide attempt, climbing, tourist, search, terminal illness, bad temper, jumping through a window, jumping from a window

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, contemplative, serious and psychological films with plots about depression, death, suicide, hospital, doctor, suicide attempt and loneliness mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like Spiral: Behind The Wall (1971), Kontrakt (1980), The Girl from the Wardrobe (2012), The Constant Factor (1980), Face in the Mirror (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Behind The Wall (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 56 min.
Story: Jan is a young assistant professor in chemistry and a workaholic, Anna is an unsuccessful science writer who turns to Jan for advice and human compassion, but Jan, absorbed with his career, remains immune to Anna's clumsy efforts to pierce his ...
Plot: writers, workaholic, professor, suicide attempt, chemistry, confusion, male female relationship, studying, research, neighbor, dedication, success ...
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95%
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Kontrakt (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Bearing traces of the old Anton Chekhov play The Wedding, The Contract is set during an "arranged" ceremony. The bride and groom barely know each other, but this matters not at all to their tradition-bound families. At the last minute, the ...
Plot: exhibitionist, snow, party, sauna, sex, doctor, wedding, female nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief)
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76%
Life As a Fatal Sexually Transmitted Disease (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story of a doctor named Tomasz who questions his beliefs, faith and morality as his end is near, so he makes all efforts to find dignity in his imminent death.
Style: tricky, serious, captivating, clever
Plot: doctor, cancer, meaning of life, cynicism, terminal illness, ex husband ex wife relationship, suffering, pain, death, illness, fighting illness, life & death ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Weekend Stories: A Woman's Business (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 56 min.
Story: A woman whose passport was denied under the previous Communist regime by a vindictive party secretary is given a chance to confront the woman and take revenge.
Plot: depression, handcuffs, political activist, passport, forgiveness, breakup, polish history, invitation, reunion, break up, lie, politics ...
Time: 80s
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65%
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The Girl from the Wardrobe (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This is the story of three characters (brothers Tomek and Jacek and their neighbor Magda), each of them is in their own way lonely and alienated. The title character makes herself secluded. Tomek's alienation results from his neurological ...
Style: psychological, realistic, touching, atmospheric, silent film ...
Plot: loneliness, alienation, depression, hospital, dreaming, autism, suicide attempt, dating, estrangement, family relations, escape from reality, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Constant Factor (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The main character in this effective, convincing drama is Witold (Tadeusz Bradecki) who is high in what later would be termed the "emotional quotient" or the ability to bounce back from adverse, tragic circumstances. Witold has been ...
Plot: death of mother, mountaineer, death of father, dying, death, corruption, fired from the job, frame up, father son relationship, illness, mother son relationship
Place: poland, himalaya
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54%
Face in the Mirror (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 65 min.
Story: The dramatic story of a group of young people’s response to a desperate teen’s cry for help.
Style: christian film
Plot: suicide, christian, pastor, prayer, ambulance, suicide attempt, outcast, teenager, gun, christianity, hospital, depression ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Manchester by the Sea (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: After his older brother passes away, Lee Chandler is forced to return home to care for his 16-year-old nephew. There he is compelled to deal with a tragic past that separated him from his family and the community where he was born and raised.
Style: depressing, heartbreaking, psychological, emotional, sad ...
Plot: depression, sadness, family drama, loneliness, dysfunctional family, suicide attempt, death, loss, nephew, house fire, funeral, hospital ...
Time: 2010s
Place: boston, massachusetts
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48%
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How Far, How Near (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A middle-aged man sets out on a symbolic journey through past, present, and future to learn why an old friend committed suicide, and learns much about his own life along the way.
Plot: suicide, ghost, metaphysics, first love, memory, surrealism, female nudity, christmas eve, partisan, nudity (full frontal - brief), ex husband ex wife relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Illumination (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Krzysztof Zanussi's groundbreaking film chronicles a decade in the life of a young physics student whose absolute faith in the primacy of rationality and science is shaken by tragedy and affairs of the heart.
Plot: psychology, meaning of life, physicist, scientist, mountain climbing, marriage, electrocution, monkey, philosophy, nerd, brain surgery
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: poland
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41%
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Pivot Point (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A psychological drama that follows four high schoolers down a dark ride. As each struggle separately in their own lives they will soon discover that their lives are interconnected in ways they never would have guessed. They also effect each other in ...
Style: tense, disturbing, psychological, twists and turns
Plot: school shooting, justice, showdown, high school, police, suicide, depression, death, cutting, gun, knife, homosexuality ...
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41%
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Suspended (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Anna, a nurse, meets her wartime lover Marcel in 1951. Learning that he has been sentenced to death for his role in the Home Army, she hides him in her cellar for five years. She gets pregnant with his child and has the baby out of the wedlock. ...
Plot: secret life, doctor, runaway, death sentence, cellar, resistance fighter, chase, stalinism, nurse, pneumonia, depression, escape ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Left Out (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Giulio, a young man from Sicily, arrives in Rome to trace back Aurora, his ex-girlfriend whom he cannot forget. He stays with a couple of family friends, Rosalia and Eugenio, who have lost their only son, Nello, of the same age as Giulio. The ...
Plot: ex girlfriend, depression, death of son, husband wife relationship, mental illness, suicide, gay interest, mourning, family relations, drug use, repressed homosexual, father son relationship ...
Place: sicily, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 8.8
 12
Hurt (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mandy White is a cheerleader. Dan LaCoy is a football player. Jason Dobbs is a bully. Eli Barker is an artist. Asia Borg is a foster kid. What they all have in common however, is that they are hurting. Each one deals with their own personal issues ...
Plot: student, suicide, death, teenager, depression, bullying, high school, shooting, alcohol abuse
Place: virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
I Know How to Knit (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 74 min.
Story: The story of Tanya, who is suddenly hit by a feeling that her existence is hopelessly devoid of meaning, is set in St. Petersburg. The city landscape provides the backdrop for Tanya's ups and downs as she takes drastic action, gets into scrapes ...
Plot: suicide attempt, depression, solitude, diary, farce, insane, insanity, mental institution, hiding place
Place: saint petersburg, st. petersburg russia
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37%
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Spring Night (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A story of two siblings who for the first time spend a night without their parents, and are visited by strangers who ask for room for the night. Based on the novel by Norwegian writer Tarjei Vesaas.
Plot: male female relationship, death, depression, vagina, stranger, spring, mental illness, birth, sex, farm
Time: 1960s, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Death of John L. (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Zbigniew Gasior, a thirty year old singer, is a youth idol. Despite fame, money and success with the ladys, he can't neglect the emptiness in his life. The shattered dreams of his friends are not really a help, to ease his existential pains.
Plot: crisis, band, idol, star, musician, divorce, depression, suicide, prostitute, singer, promiscuity, birthday ...
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34%
Eternity and a Day (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Greece, Germany
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Alexander, a famous writer, is very ill and has only a few days to live. He meets a little boy on the street, who is an illegal immigrant from Albania. Alexander then takes the boy home.
Style: psychological, gloomy, atmospheric, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: terminal illness, poet, writers, ocean or sea, hospital, on the road, human nature, family life, self discovery, haunted by the past, bus, ocean ...
Time: 90s, future
Place: greece, tokyo, australia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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I'm Looking at You, Mary (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 67 min.
Story: Two young people share their lives and homes for two years.
Plot: blindness, suicide, pregnancy, young people, depression, fear, desperation, doubt, frustration, fiancee, patient, wedding ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Year of the Quiet Sun (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Poland, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Shortly after WWII an American soldier (Norman) and a Polish refugee (Emilia) fall in deep love. Eventually he will return to USA and both expect that she will soon follow him. Emilia's mother is sick but would recover by available medicine. ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, gloomy, touching, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, american, love, tragic love, love affair, redemption, human spirit, religions or cults, village, unfulfillment, military ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1964, year 1946 ...
Place: poland, europe, arizona, warsaw poland, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Pain of Love (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young woman who falls in love with her teacher is hit by heartache and challenges she is not prepared for and struggles to escape her dark frame of mind.
Plot: teacher student relationship, mental illness, suicide attempt, parenthood, sex scene, suicide by hanging, tragic event, older man younger woman relationship, girl, teacher, teenage girl, guilt ...
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33%
3 Foot Ball and Souls (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of four decides to commit suicide using gigantic fireworks. But every time the fireworks explode, they find themselves back in time before they carried out the plan. They suspect the cause to be the young age of one of the members and try to ...
Style: suspense, psychological, weird, unusual plot structure, thought provoking ...
Plot: suicide, teenager, depression, time travel, teenage girl, japanese schoolgirl, meeting, time loop, fireworks, suicidal thoughts, society, suicidal tendency ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Power Of Evil (1985)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France, West Germany, Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: French, German & Italian film drama..
Plot: infidelity, husband wife relationship, gun, gun shot, industry, prayer, heart attack, widow, morgue, father son relationship, medical school, village ...
Time: 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The Structure of Crystal (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Physicist John worked as a meteorologist. He lives in a small village with his wife, a teacher. Meanwhile, his friend from university, Mark, is doing a research career. Trying to get John to return to academic work in the capital. Mark is not ...
Style: intellectual
Plot: moral dilemma, old friends, science, provincial life, university, point of view, scientist, school teacher, weatherman, university student, discussion, countryside ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Hippocrates (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Benjamin is meant to be a great doctor, he’s certain of it. But his first experience as a junior doctor in the hospital ward where his father works doesn’t turn out the way he hoped it would. Responsibility is overwhelming, his father is all but ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: hospital, doctor patient relationship, workplace, doctors and patients, workplace situations, nothing goes right, medicine, doctor, fear of death, father son relationship, family relations, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 272
Lions (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Netherlands, France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Deep in the forest a group of five friends wander around like a lion herd. Lost in their word games, they play and seduce each other while going back and forth into adulthood territory, in a desperate search to avoid their already written story.
Style: gothic, experimental, allegory, fable, apocalyptic
Audience: teens
Plot: forest, nature, friends, wilderness, holiday horror, following someone, confusion, pain, hopelessness, apocalypse, adolescence, fatalism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Wind Will Carry Us (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Irreverent city engineer Behzad comes to a rural village in Iran to keep vigil for a dying relative. In the meanwhile the film follows his efforts to fit in with the local community and how he changes his own attitudes as a result.
Style: thought provoking, serious, touching, melancholic, compassionate ...
Plot: countryside, small town, fish out of water, family relations, village, parents and children, politics, village life, kurd, terminal illness, mountain, engineer ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, kurdistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 105
Hope Bridge (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After a high school boy learns that his father committed suicide, he begins a journey to find hope and reconciliation in the midst of his grief.
Plot: hopes, faith, bullying, depression, suicide
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.0
 298K
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: realistic, bleak, sincere, meditative, non-linear ...
Plot: human nature, introspection, terminal illness, coincidence, depression, infidelity, child prodigy, redemption, death, dysfunctional family, dishonesty, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1950s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.4
 2K
Alice (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In the wake of his daughter's disappearance, a father wallowing in grief feeds his desire to find her with unusual methods.
Plot: missing child, depression, ambulance, actor, airport terminal, answering machine, clock, stage play, surveillance footage, missing person poster, routine, surveillance camera
Place: lisbon portugal
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30%