Movies like Stalker

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Stalker (1979)
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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: atmospheric, bleak, gloomy, stylized, art house, serious, psychological, clever, thought provoking, mind bending ...
Plot: cause and meaning, wish come true, heaven and hell, future dystopia, stalker, alien, tunnel, psychic, scientist, russian, danger, soldier, escapades, obsessive quest, human nature, society, life is a bitch, poet, group of strangers, railway, water, dog, social problem, phone ringing, telephone conversation ...
Place: russia

Most similar movies to Stalker

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, atmospheric, stylized and bleak films with plots about society, life is a bitch, storytelling, loneliness, dialogue, death and existentialism mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Thriller genres. Some movies like Stalker: Solaris (1971), Melancholia (2011), Children of Men (2006), The Sacrifice (1986), Alphaville (1965). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 8.1
 66K
Solaris (1971)
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: atmospheric, surreal, futuristic, talky, stylized ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, space and aliens, russian, scientist, astronaut, dealing with death, investigation, mysterious planet, hallucination, space station, immortality ...
Time: future
Place: russia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.1
 147K
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: atmospheric, bleak, psychological, serious, surreal ...
Plot: depression, human nature, apocalypse, collision, power outage, wedding reception, horse, nihilism, suicide, fear, estate, mysterious planet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.9
 411K
Children of Men (2006)
Genre: 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, bleak, futuristic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: future dystopia, chaos, heroic mission, survival, redemption, dying, faith, birth, hippie, rebel, aging, save the world ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: london, europe, england, seattle washington, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 19K
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, bleak, psychological, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: apocalypse, human nature, danger, life is a bitch, chase, save the world, redemption, chaos and mayhem, future dystopia, sacrifice, terminal illness, hopes ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, sweden, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 7.2
 19K
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: futuristic, stylized, atmospheric, clever, serious ...
Plot: surrealism, neo noir, totalitarianism, a.i., urban, investigation, private detective, human nature, future dystopia, crimes, imaginary, society ...
Time: future, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 37K
Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the future, the government maintains control of public opinion by outlawing literature and maintaining a group of enforcers, known as "firemen", to perform the necessary book burnings. Fireman Montag begins to question the morality of ...
Style: futuristic, atmospheric, bleak, clever, serious ...
Plot: future dystopia, book, totalitarianism, social decay, book burning, resistance, fighting the system, utopia, rebellion, fire, firemen, hopes ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 8.1
 18K
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: atmospheric, emotional, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: dream, water, memory, writer's life, redemption, human nature, culture clash, self discovery, immolation, crisis, countryside, save the world ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: italy, russia, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.2
 58K
1984 (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: futuristic, bleak, psychological, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: future dystopia, brainwashing, society, fascism, totalitarianism, book, against humanity, big brother, politics, oppression, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 20th century, 80s, year 1984, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: futuristic, surreal, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: cockroach, ketchup, genetic engineering, mysterious character, apocalypse, alternate reality, incest overtones, future dystopia, society, self discovery, haunted by the past, mutant ...
Time: future
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Brave New World (1998)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In a futuristic totalitarian society, people have no control of their lives or their destiny.
Style: futuristic, bleak, serious, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Plot: helicopter, utopia, genetic engineering, government agency, human nature, urban, social differences, future dystopia, danger, society, life is a bitch, rescue ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.5
 285
Melancholia (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 450 min.
Story: A story about victims of summary executions. Three people start a strange therapy to escape their agonies.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, serious, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: wilderness, future dystopia, chaos, dealing with death, obsessive quest, survival, friendship, apocalypse, haunted by the past, political unrest, danger, escapades ...
Time: future
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.2
 34K
Andrei Rublev (1966)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 165 min.
Story: An expansive Russian drama, this film focuses on the life of revered religious icon painter Andrei Rublev. Drifting from place to place in a tumultuous era, the peace-seeking monk eventually gains a reputation for his art. But after Rublev witnesses ...
Style: atmospheric, epic, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Plot: monk, social misfits, artist, christianity, prodigy, religions or cults, human spirit, monastery, painter, power, torture, rape ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages, 1400s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.1
 30K
The Mirror (1974)
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, surreal, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: hypnosis, human nature, haunted by the past, countryside, wartime life, family life, couple relations, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, couples, family relations, childhood ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 60s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: russia, europe, moscow russia, soviet union, ussr ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.4
 99K
I Origins (2014)
Genre: Drama, 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: atmospheric, mind bending, thought provoking, psychological, enigmatic ...
Plot: reincarnation, inventions and discoveries, afterlife, death, religion, cause and meaning, memory, science, atheism, loneliness, track down, buddhism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005, year 2009, year 2012 ...
Place: india, usa, new york, asia, delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.3
 211K
The Fountain (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Spanning over one thousand years, and three parallel stories, The Fountain is a story of love, death, spirituality, and the fragility of our existence in this world.
Style: melancholic, surreal, stylized, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: immortality, loneliness, metaphysics, tragic love, reincarnation, couple relations, queen, death, cancer, tree, terminal illness, loss of loved one ...
Time: future, 16th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe, latin america, central america, guatemala
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.5
 102K
The Giver (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: South Africa, Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the "real" world.
Style: thought provoking, atmospheric, futuristic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: society, future dystopia, rebelliousness, teaching the ways of the world, utopia, destiny, life is a bitch, human nature, chases and races, danger, youth, memory ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.7
 27K
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, psychological, stylized, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: hypnosis, love affair, romance, drugged, parasite, kidnapping, mystery, mind game, loss, sadness, dishonesty, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.7
 2K
4 (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Russia, Netherlands
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Two men and a woman happen to meet in a bar. We learn from their conversations both the intriguing and banal details of their lives. But is anyone really telling the truth?
Style: atmospheric, serious, psychological, bleak, surreal ...
Plot: village, bar, nihilism, human nature, social decay, dull life, life is a bitch, society, politics, down on your luck, haunted by the past, homecoming ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Ivan's Childhood (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Poetic journey through the shards and shadows of one boy’s war-ravaged youth.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Plot: orphan, soldier, war, flare, boy, spy, dream, swamp, survival, anti war, young heroes, apple ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: russia, europe, soviet union, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.5
 288K
Equilibrium (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In a dystopian future, a totalitarian regime maintains peace by subduing the populace with a drug, and displays of emotion are punishable by death. A man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system.
Style: serious, futuristic, atmospheric, psychological, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, fighting the system, rebellion, utopia, society, resistance, totalitarianism, betrayal, gunfight, human nature, battles, struggle ...
Time: future
Place: beijing china, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Daft Punk's Electroma (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: France, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Follows the history of two robots, the members of Daft Punk, on their quest to become human.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, serious, stylized, offbeat
Plot: desert, small town, laboratory, on the road, a.i., music, androids and robots, rock, wilderness, fugitives, social misfits, future dystopia ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.4
 12K
Womb (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, Hungary, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A woman's consuming love forces her to bear the clone of her dead beloved. From his infancy to manhood, she faces the unavoidable complexities of her controversial decision.
Style: serious, atmospheric, thought provoking, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: tragic love, cloning, dealing with death, moral dilemma, hopes, unfulfillment, couple relations, parents and children, lovers reunited, genetic engineering, sexual perversion, childhood sweetheart ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
An Unfinished Piece for Mechanical Piano (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 103 min.
Story: At the dilapidated country estate of Anna Petrovna Voinitseva, a group of feckless Russian aristocrats whiles away a summer afternoon. Unbeknownst to their respective spouses, local schoolteacher Platonov and the wife of Anna's stepson, Sophia, ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, thought provoking, talky ...
Plot: couple relations, village, destructive relationship, infidelity, romance, love affair, love triangle, tragic love, true love, family gatherings, family in crisis, haunted by the past ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Where Have All the People Gone (1974)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A strange series of solar flares proves fatal for inhabitants of the Earth, except for the fortunate few who are somehow immune from the effects. Animals go insane and human beings turn to white powder, leaving behind only empty clothing. A handful ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, bleak, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, chaos and mayhem, supernatural, danger, escapades, chaos, family life, forces of nature, chases and races, life is a bitch, nuclear holocaust, demolished city ...
Time: 70s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.6
 75
Index Zero (2014)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: 2035, United States of Europe. Some humans are not sustainable anymore.
Style: futuristic, serious, atmospheric, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: chaos and mayhem, on the road, wilderness, future dystopia, social decay, escapades, society, chaos, life is a bitch, immigrants, survival, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, battles, apocalypse, isolation, future dystopia, confined, danger, society, chaos, life is a bitch, nuclear holocaust, vestiges of humanity ...
Time: future, near future
Place: france, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
 43K
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: futuristic, bleak, stylized, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: prison, future dystopia, utopia, computer, chase, factory, pregnancy, radiation, totalitarianism, college, life is a bitch, hearing ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Thomas Jerome Newton is an alien who comes to Earth to get water for his dying planet. He starts a high technology company to get the billions of dollars he needs to build a return spacecraft. A British science-fiction film from director Nicolas ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, sexual, serious ...
Plot: supernatural romance, space and aliens, drugs/alcohol, benign alien, cult, alien life-form, mysterious character, secret identity, alien, rise to the top, love affair, sexual relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.9
 539
Target (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Russia
Duration: 158 min.
Story: In the year 2020, a group of wealthy Moscovites travel to an abandoned astrophysics complex, rumoured to have enough power to halt the process of aging.
Style: serious, atmospheric, thought provoking, mind bending
Plot: aging, obsession, social differences, obsessive quest, human nature, couple relations, siblings relations, elderly, escapades, society, youth, couples ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 16K
Franklyn (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Set between the parallel worlds of contemporary London and the futuristic faith dominated metropolis of Meanwhile City, Franklyn weaves a tale of four souls, whose lives are intertwined by fate, romance and tragedy. As these worlds collide, a single ...
Style: futuristic, bleak, psychological, clever, serious ...
Plot: future dystopia, parallel world, masked vigilante, mental illness, vigilantism, life is a bitch, urban, imaginary, society, track down, vengeance, looking for love ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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