Movies like Stalker

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Stalker (1979)
 8.2
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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: bleak, atmospheric, philosophical, gloomy, art house, serious, psychological, thought provoking, meditative, clever ...
Plot: stalker, scientist, russian, wish come true, desire, post apocalypse, surrealism, future dystopia, human nature, heaven and hell, society, escapades, psychic, writers, tunnel, fog, soldier, mutant, alien, cause and meaning, poet, life is a bitch, obsessive quest, group of strangers, security guard ...
Place: russia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, thought provoking, atmospheric and bleak films with plots about society, weird, storytelling, catastrophe, distopia, loneliness and life philosophy mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Mystery genres. Some movies like Stalker: Solaris (1972), Melancholia (2011), 1984 (1984), The Mirror (1975), Kin-dza-dza! (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.1
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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: atmospheric, intellectual, art house, psychedelic, cerebral ...
Plot: space station, outer space, scientist, space travel, space and aliens, investigation, hallucination, astronaut, dreams, russian, back from the dead, psychologist ...
Time: future, 70s
Place: soviet union, russia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.2
 166K
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: bleak, atmospheric, psychological, surreal, serious ...
Plot: depression, nihilism, human nature, wedding, suicide, apocalypse, collision, nervous breakdown, sister sister relationship, wedding reception, power outage, fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
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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: thought provoking, futuristic, disturbing, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: future dystopia, distopia, brainwashing, totalitarianism, against humanity, politics, fascism, society, fall in love, life is a bitch, dishonesty, betrayal ...
Time: future, 80s, 20th century, year 1984, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 39K
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, melancholic, thought provoking, psychological, serious ...
Plot: world war two, nature, countryside, poetry, memory, human nature, family life, stream of consciousness, existentialism, childhood, haunted by the past, hypnosis ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 60s, 20th century, 1940s ...
Place: russia, europe, ussr, soviet union, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.1
 11K
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: offbeat, surreal, philosophical, humorous, enigmatic ...
Plot: desert, alien, distopia, society, satire, alien encounter, totalitarianism, social differences, teleportation, outer space, absurdism, soviet ...
Time: future
Place: soviet union, russia, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Man from Earth (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he never ages and has walked the earth for 14,000 years.
Style: serious, sincere, psychological, talky, contemplative ...
Plot: immortality, philosophy, professor, hidden identity, society, religion, christianity, psychology, mistaken identity, legends and myths, impersonating, secret ...
Time: middle ages, prehistoric times, prehistory, prehistoric, 21st century ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 459K
Children of Men (2006)
Genre: Adventure, 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, captivating, rough ...
Plot: future dystopia, apocalypse, chaos, heroic mission, pandemic, neo noir, survival, redemption, birth, mission, protest, faith ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: europe, london, england, poland, seattle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 226K
The Fountain (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 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: surreal, artsy, melancholic, atmospheric, philosophical ...
Plot: immortality, metaphysics, queen, death, reincarnation, tragic love, terminal illness, love of one's life, loneliness, cancer, loss of loved one, tree ...
Time: future, 16th century, contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe, latin america, central america, guatemala
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 146 min.
Story: A robotic boy, the first programmed to love, David is adopted as a test case by a Cybertronics employee and his wife. Though he gradually becomes their child, a series of unexpected circumstances make this life impossible for David. Without final ...
Style: thought provoking, philosophical, captivating, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: androids and robots, artificial intelligence, adoption, a.i., future dystopia, distopia, androids, destiny, global warming, adventure, parenthood, parents and children ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.1
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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: atmospheric, emotional, psychological, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: insanity, dream, culture clash, redemption, writer's life, philosophy, memory, society, love and romance, longing, poet, cliche ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: italy, russia, europe, tuscany, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: thought provoking, surreal, serious, offbeat, contemplative ...
Plot: distant planet, human nature, moral dilemma, society, fictional war, murder, distopia, doctor, prime minister, ambush, escape attempt, impostor ...
Time: renaissance, middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 23K
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, thought provoking, atmospheric, clever ...
Plot: distopia, surrealism, neo noir, totalitarianism, noir, urban, human nature, behavior control, anti conformity, creator, dehumanization, ruler ...
Time: future, 50s, 1950s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 24K
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 ⇓
38%
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Monolith's Whisper (2011)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Uruguay
Duration: 68 min.
Story: STALKER: Monolith's Whisper tells the story of Alexey Savchuk, an exiled victim of the 1986 Chernobyl accident who enters the Exclusion Zone to find his lost brother after "The Second Catastrophe" where a mysterious second explosion ...
Style: philosophical, bleak, psychological, art house
Plot: stalker, nuclear explosion, mercenary, freedom, loner, nuclear power plant, quest, future dystopia, escapades, nature, nuclear, mutant ...
Place: ukraine, uruguay, chernobyl
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: thought provoking, enigmatic, atmospheric, mind bending, emotional ...
Plot: reincarnation, metaphysics, buddhism, atheism, society, inventions and discoveries, elevator, track down, death, memory, science, eye ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1998, year 2009, year 2012 ...
Place: india, usa, new york, asia, delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 41K
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, tense, thought provoking, stylized ...
Plot: future dystopia, totalitarianism, distopia, book, social decay, fighting the system, resistance, book burning, oppression, introspection, rebelliousness, satire ...
Time: future, 1960s, near future, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
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: atmospheric, surreal, stylized, serious, cult film ...
Plot: space and aliens, supernatural romance, alien life-form, disorder, benign alien, secret identity, mysterious character, fish out of water, nudity (full frontal - brief), satire, humanity, alien invasion ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.5
 111K
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, futuristic, atmospheric, suspenseful, philosophical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: society, distopia, future dystopia, utopia, youth, rebelliousness, life is a bitch, teaching the ways of the world, destiny, danger, chases and races, human nature ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, atmospheric, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: genetic engineering, helicopter, distopia, utopia, love and romance, society, state affairs, danger, life is a bitch, rescue, government agency, social differences ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: atmospheric, suspenseful, surreal, serious, futuristic ...
Plot: genetic engineering, cockroach, mysterious character, self discovery, incest, future dystopia, haunted by the past, mutant, society, life is a bitch, danger, chaos ...
Time: future
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.9
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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: atmospheric, serious, meditative, intellectual, philosophical ...
Plot: politics, human nature, society, anti war, journalist, religion, existentialism, life philosophy, greed, self discovery, marines, weekend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, bosnia, sarajevo, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.7
 31K
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: psychological, tense, atmospheric, surreal, mind bending ...
Plot: hypnosis, romance, love affair, parasite, drugged, mystery, mind control, tragic love, memory loss, dishonesty, mind game, brainwashing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.1
 22K
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 ⇓
29%
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 7.1
 55K
Perfect Sense (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Sweden, Denmark, Ireland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Susan is a scientist searching for answers to important questions. So important that she has given up on other things, like love - until she meets Micheal. Susan and Michael find themselves embarking on a sensual adventure while the world around ...
Style: thought provoking, melancholic, enigmatic, serious, romantic ...
Plot: chef, love affair, human existence, scientist, suffering, chaos, human nature, romance, rage, couples, society, apocalypse ...
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.1
 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: futuristic, psychological, stylized, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: ice age, isolation, future dystopia, rivalry, danger, life is a bitch, society, chaos, survival, apocalypse, obsession, glacier ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, futuristic, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: post apocalypse, life is a bitch, survival, pregnancy, future dystopia, chaos, danger, society, escapades, babies and infants, apocalypse, distopia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Coming Days (2010)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Welcome to 2020: The European Union has collapsed following the fourth Gulf War and massive barricades keep illegal immigrants out of cities that are barely functioning. In the middle of this highly volatile environment is the family of Walter ...
Style: serious, bleak, captivating, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: terrorism, political unrest, social decay, introspection, chaos and mayhem, dysfunctional family, future dystopia, danger, family problems, human nature, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Heart of a Dog (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Old Prof. Preobrazhensky and his young colleague Dr. Bormental inserted the human's hypophysis into a dog's brain. Couple of weeks later the dog became "human looking". The main question is "Is anybody who is looking like a ...
Style: intellectual, thought provoking, cerebral, humorous, philosophical ...
Plot: medical experiment, experiment gone awry, dog, society, doctors and patients, chaos and mayhem, farce, revolution, obsession, adaptation, life philosophy, communism ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 80s
Place: russia, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.9
 11K
The Island (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Somewhere in Northern Russia in a small Russian Orthodox monastery lives an unusual man whose bizarre conduct confuses his fellow monks, while others who visit the island believe that the man has the power to heal, exorcise demons and foretell the ...
Style: psychological, cerebral, philosophical, breathtaking, meditative ...
Plot: redemption, monk, christian, loneliness, religion, life philosophy, hopes, psychic, sin, forgiveness, god or devil, russian ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, stylized, atmospheric, experimental, serious ...
Plot: survival, battles, isolation, distopia, graphic violence, future dystopia, danger, society, confined, life is a bitch, nuclear holocaust, chaos ...
Time: future, near future
Place: france, paris france, california, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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