Movies like Stalker

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Stalker (1979)
 8.1
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Stalker (1979)
Original name: Сталкер
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Near a gray and unnamed city is the Zone, a place guarded by barbed wire and soldiers, and where the normal laws of physics are victim to frequent anomalies. A Stalker guides two men into the Zone, specifically to an area in which deep seeded desires are granted.
Style: philosophical, atmospheric, bleak, art house, gloomy, reflective, psychological, cerebral, thought provoking, surreal ...
Plot: stalker, post apocalypse, surrealism, russian, scientist, human nature, wish come true, future dystopia, distopia, existentialism, society, escapades, writers, desire, psychic, fog, utopia, trippy, heaven and hell, soldier, nature, spirituality, dog, ufo, religion ...
Place: ussr, russia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, thought provoking, cerebral and visually appealing films with plots about catastrophe, existentialism, dialogue, loneliness, society, storytelling and distopia mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Mystery genres. Some movies like Stalker: Solaris (1972), Melancholia (2011), The Mirror (1975), Nostalgia (1983), Hard to Be a God (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Solaris (1972)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 167 min.
Story: A psychologist is sent to a space station orbiting a planet called Solaris to investigate the death of a doctor and the mental problems of cosmonauts on the station. He soon discovers that the water on the planet is a type of brain which brings out ...
Style: art house, atmospheric, cerebral, psychedelic, intellectual ...
Plot: outer space, scientist, space station, space travel, space and aliens, russian, astronaut, dreams, hallucination, immortality, science, mysterious planet ...
Time: future, 70s, distant future
Place: ussr, tokyo, russia
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88%
 7.1
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Melancholia (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Denmark, Sweden, France, Germany
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth.
Style: psychological, bleak, atmospheric, surreal, art house ...
Plot: depression, nihilism, sister sister relationship, apocalypse, human nature, end of the world, suicide, wedding, collision, nervous breakdown, disaster, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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88%
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The Mirror (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A dying man in his forties remembers his past. His childhood, his mother, the war, personal moments and things that tell of the recent history of all the Russian nation.
Style: atmospheric, thought provoking, philosophical, enigmatic, reflective ...
Plot: world war two, childhood, surrealism, poetry, memory, stream of consciousness, mirror, levitation, winter, existentialism, life philosophy, russian ...
Time: year 1935, 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 60s
Place: russia, ussr, moscow russia, tokyo, europe ...
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100%
 8.0
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Nostalgia (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Soviet Union
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The Russian poet Andrei Gorchakov, accompanied by guide and translator Eugenia, is traveling through Italy researching the life of an 18th-century Russian composer. In an ancient spa town, he meets the lunatic Domenico, who years earlier had ...
Style: reflective, cerebral, atmospheric, philosophical, art house ...
Plot: philosophy, insanity, existentialism, memory, redemption, culture clash, writer's life, life & death, life philosophy, loneliness, poetry, visceral ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: italy, russia, rome italy, ussr, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Hard to Be a God (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Russia
Duration: 177 min.
Story: A group of scientists is sent to the planet Arkanar to help the local civilization, which is in the Medieval phase of its own history, to find the right path to progress. Their task is a difficult one: they cannot interfere violently and in no case ...
Style: surreal, thought provoking, serious, philosophical, futuristic ...
Plot: distant planet, murder, fictional war, moral dilemma, human nature, space travel, society, fate of humanity, alien planet, humanity, planet, flash forward ...
Time: middle ages
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100%
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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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100%
 8.0
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Kin-dza-dza! (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The story takes place on the desert planet "Pluke" in the "Kin-dza-dza" galaxy, where two Soviet humans previously unknown to each other ("Uncle Vova", a gruff construction foreman from Moscow, and "The ...
Style: surreal, philosophical, enigmatic, cerebral, humorous ...
Plot: desert, alien, distopia, time travel, absurdism, surrealism, totalitarianism, alien encounter, society, steampunk, satire, post apocalypse ...
Time: future
Place: ussr, russia, poland
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100%
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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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100%
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 4.2
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After We Leave (2019)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A sci-fi drama about a man struggling to find his wife, who he abandoned six years ago, before their visa to emmigrate to an off-world colony expires.
Style: philosophical, stylized, twists and turns, exciting, visually appealing ...
Plot: space travel, colony, dystopic future, post apocalypse, chase, survival, human existence, surrealism, husband wife relationship, survivor, apocalypse, distopia ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Quiet Earth (1985)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After a top-secret experiment misfires, a scientist may be the only man left alive in the world.
Style: philosophical, surreal, atmospheric, mind bending, thought provoking ...
Plot: post apocalypse, apocalypse, vestiges of humanity, alone, male nudity, love triangle, distopia, disaster, experiment, cyberpunk, end of the world, survival ...
Time: future
Place: new zealand
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100%
 7.0
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Alphaville (1965)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An American private-eye, arrives in Alphaville, a futuristic city on another planet which is ruled by an evil scientist named Von Braun, who has outlawed love and self-expression.
Style: neo noir, art house, surreal, philosophical, cerebral ...
Plot: surrealism, distopia, cyberpunk, satire, nudity (full frontal - brief), mind control, artificial intelligence, absurdism, technology, dystopic future, existentialism, fighting the system ...
Time: future, 50s
Place: france, paris france
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100%
 7.0
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Testament (1983)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nuclear war in the United States is portrayed in a realistic and believable manner. The story is told through the eyes of a woman who is struggling to take care of her family. The entire movie takes place in a small suburban town outside San ...
Style: depressing, thought provoking, bleak, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: nuclear war, nuclear holocaust, survival, tragedy, cold war, small town, disaster, death, post apocalypse, distopia, apocalypse, visceral ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, near future, future
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 125K
I Origins (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: I Origins follows a molecular biologist studying the evolution of the human eye. He finds his work permeating his life after a brief encounter with an exotic young woman who slips away from him. As his research continues years later with his lab ...
Style: thought provoking, mind bending, enigmatic, philosophical, cerebral ...
Plot: reincarnation, eye, metaphysics, atheism, buddhism, elevator, religion, genetics, evolution, afterlife, death, worm ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, year 2009, year 2005 ...
Place: india, usa, new york, asia, delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 138 min.
Story: After an encounter with UFOs, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen.
Style: breathtaking, captivating, suspenseful, atmospheric, cerebral ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: alien, ufo, first contact, alien abduction, alien contact, space and aliens, spacecraft, outer space, technology, benign alien, flying saucer, obsession ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: indiana, mongolia, india, wyoming, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 34K
Upstream Color (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the lifecycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of wrecked lives.
Style: surreal, mind bending, psychological, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: parasite, brainwashing, mystery, hypnosis, love affair, romance, worm, drugged, dishonesty, mind game, tragic love, memory loss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
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Our Music (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Jean-Luc Godard's poetic meditation on war, violence and defeat. The film is structured in three parts. The three segments are "Hell", "Purgatory", and "Heaven". The first segment is a montage of war images from ...
Style: philosophical, meditative, intellectual, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: politics, life philosophy, existentialism, self discovery, greed, human nature, society, anti war, journalist, poetry, religion, bosnian war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, israel, middle east, france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 ⇓
29%
Heart of Glass (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A small Bavarian village is renowned for its "Ruby Glass" glass blowing works. When the foreman of the works dies suddenly without revealing the secret of the Ruby Glass, the town slides into a deep depression, and the owner of the ...
Style: surreal, disturbing, art house, allegory, atmospheric ...
Plot: surrealism, first contact, greed, german, wilderness, loneliness, life philosophy, mentor, obsession, violence, secrets, existentialism ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: tokyo, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 5.9
 21K
Immortal (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: New York City in the year 2095 where genetically altered humans live side by side with unaltered men and women.
Style: futuristic, dark fantasy, surreal, enigmatic, serious ...
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, cyborgs, mythology, fantasy world, distopia, parallel universe, dystopic future, transformation, society, mutant, lone hero ...
Time: future
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
20 Years After (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the middle of nowhere, 20 years after an apocalyptic terrorist event that obliterated the face of the world!
Style: serious, bleak, suspenseful, futuristic, apocalyptic
Plot: post apocalypse, apocalypse, survival, life is a bitch, escapades, society, future dystopia, pregnancy, chaos, babies and infants, zombie apocalypse, woman with a gun ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.0
 3K
Quintet (1979)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: During a future ice age, dying humanity occupies its remaining time by playing a board game called Quintet. For one small group, this obsession is not enough. They play the game with living pieces, and only the winner survives.
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: post apocalypse, ice age, climate change, rivalry, isolation, future dystopia, society, life is a bitch, survival, chaos, apocalypse, obsession ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Red Cockroaches (2003)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Cuba
Duration: 82 min.
Story: First of a Trilogy: In a New York ravaged with acid rains, a man in his twenties meets a mysterious, yet familiar young woman who disrupts the banality of his day-to-day existence. Together, they will embark on a surreal journey with a devastating ...
Style: serious, surreal, atmospheric, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Plot: brother sister sex, incest, sex with brother, genetic engineering, cockroach, mysterious character, self discovery, sex with sister, life is a bitch, society, future dystopia, haunted by the past ...
Time: future
Place: cuba, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 ⇓
28%
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The Last Battle (1983)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The plot explores the devastation of civilization and issues of brutality, hostility and isolation. Pierre Jolivet stars as the main character (identified only as "The Man" in the end credits) who is menaced by "The Brute" ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, stylized, light, talky ...
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, distopia, doctors, apocalypse, isolation, vestiges of humanity, battles, fish, fight, escape, wasteland ...
Time: future, near future
Place: california, paris france, france, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.5
 21K
Distant (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Uzak/Distant chronicles the numbing loneliness, longing, and isolation in the lives of two men who are consumed by their own problems. Istanbul photographer Mahmut reluctantly receives his relative Yusuf, but the mingling of their lives does little ...
Style: sincere, bleak, art house, lyrical, stylized ...
Plot: loneliness, unemployment, photographer, isolation, complex characters, family relations, culture clash, love and romance, introspection, society, human nature, looking for love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: istanbul turkey, tokyo, turkey, middle east, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.1
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Advantageous (2015)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a near-future city where soaring opulence overshadows economic hardship, Gwen and her daughter, Jules, do all they can to hold on to their joy, despite the instability surfacing in their world.
Style: thought provoking, futuristic, serious, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, unemployment, technology, imagination, parenthood, corporation, existentialism, transformation, life is a bitch, family relations, single parent, society ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa, california, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.7
 51K
THX 1138 (1971)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: People in the future live in a totalitarian society. A technician named THX 1138 lives a mundane life between work and taking a controlled consumption of drugs that the government uses to make puppets out of people. As THX is without drugs for the ...
Style: thought provoking, bleak, futuristic, intellectual, atmospheric ...
Plot: distopia, utopia, future dystopia, totalitarianism, dystopic future, surveillance, post apocalypse, cyberpunk, prison, alone in the world, fighting the system, prison escape ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.9
 496K
Children of Men (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In 2027, in a chaotic world in which humans can no longer procreate, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea, where her child's birth may help scientists save the future of humankind.
Style: atmospheric, neo noir, bleak, depressing, breathtaking ...
Plot: apocalypse, future dystopia, distopia, survival, chaos, heroic mission, end of the world, post apocalypse, pandemic, redemption, childlessness, on the run ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: england, london, europe, washington state, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: George Orwell's novel of a totalitarian future society in which a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, atmospheric, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: distopia, brainwashing, future dystopia, totalitarianism, surveillance, politics, torture, fascism, female nudity, against humanity, technology, betrayal ...
Time: future, year 1984, 80s, 20th century, 18th century
Place: london, england, europe, united kingdom, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
 8.0
 51K
Winter Sleep (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany
Duration: 196 min.
Story: Aydin, a retired actor, owns a small hotel in central Anatolia with his young wife Nihal and his sister Necla, who is coping with her recent divorce. During the winter, snow covers the ground and boredom brings the return of old memories, pushing ...
Style: atmospheric, philosophical, art house, meditative, lyrical ...
Plot: hotel, divorce, midlife crisis, winter, human nature, social differences, haunted by the past, couple relations, family problems, estrangement, dull life, guest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%