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: bleak, atmospheric, art house, gloomy, serious, psychological, philosophical, thought provoking, clever, stylized ...
Plot: stalker, scientist, wish come true, post apocalypse, russian, cause and meaning, human nature, future dystopia, psychic, society, escapades, surrealism, tunnel, fog, soldier, heaven and hell, mutant, alien, poet, life is a bitch, obsessive quest, group of strangers, danger, dog, ufo ...
Place: russia

Most similar movies to Stalker

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, atmospheric, cerebral and stylized films with plots about storytelling, society, loneliness, human nature, catastrophe, life is a bitch and existentialism mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Romance genres. Some movies like Stalker: Solaris (1971), 1984 (1984), Snowpiercer (2013), Children of Men (2006), Kin-dza-dza! (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.1
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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, talky, psychological, futuristic ...
Plot: space travel, space station, russian, outer space, scientist, astronaut, space and aliens, mysterious planet, immortality, psychologist, investigation, jealousy ...
Time: future
Place: russia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.2
 59K
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, disturbing, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: future dystopia, brainwashing, totalitarianism, society, fascism, oppression, politics, diary, book, against humanity, on the run, dishonesty ...
Time: future, 20th century, 80s, year 1984, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 232K
Snowpiercer (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: South Korea, Czech Republic
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In a future where a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet, a class system evolves aboard the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, thought provoking, surreal, rough ...
Plot: future dystopia, rebellion, revolution, resistance, survival, social differences, society, train, snow, social class, vestiges of humanity, human nature ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 426K
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, rough, captivating ...
Plot: future dystopia, chaos, heroic mission, survival, redemption, birth, mission, protest, dying, faith, human existence, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: europe, london, england, poland, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.2
 10K
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, humorous, philosophical, enigmatic ...
Plot: desert, alien encounter, alien, totalitarianism, social differences, society, absurdism, time travel, teleportation, surrealism, capitalism, racism ...
Time: future
Place: soviet union, russia, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: bleak, psychological, philosophical, art house
Plot: stalker, mercenary, nuclear explosion, loner, freedom, post apocalypse, nuclear power plant, quest, nuclear, mutant, surrealism, religion ...
Place: ukraine, uruguay
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.2
 20K
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, thought provoking ...
Plot: surrealism, totalitarianism, neo noir, punishment, creator, re-education, dehumanization, emotionless, human nature, anti conformity, society, urban ...
Time: future, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 20K
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, worldwide chaos, save the world, nuclear, chase, redemption, chaos, birthday, terminal illness, chaos and mayhem, unfulfillment, nuclear holocaust ...
Time: 80s
Place: sweden, europe, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
Genre: Adventure, 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: emotional, thought provoking, sentimental, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: a.i., artificial intelligence, androids and robots, adoption, future dystopia, destiny, adventure, parents and children, parenthood, society, human nature, human relationship ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: usa, new york, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 152K
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, surreal, gloomy ...
Plot: depression, human nature, apocalypse, fear, collision, wedding reception, power outage, nervous breakdown, estate, chaos, wedding preparations and rituals, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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, gloomy, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: dream, culture clash, redemption, writer's life, water, memory, save the world, poet, countryside, couples, unfulfilled love, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: italy, russia, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.3
 215K
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: surreal, melancholic, stylized, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: loneliness, immortality, metaphysics, death, cancer, tragic love, reincarnation, terminal illness, queen, loss of loved one, tree, doctor ...
Time: future, 16th century, contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe, latin america, central america, guatemala
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.3
 38K
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, stylized, intellectual, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: book, future dystopia, totalitarianism, resistance, book burning, social decay, rebellion, fighting the system, right and wrong, social problems, snitch, layoff ...
Time: future, near future, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: atmospheric, surreal, stylized, serious, meditative ...
Plot: space and aliens, supernatural romance, disorder, secret identity, mysterious character, benign alien, fish out of water, alien life-form, humanity, alien invasion, society, culture clash ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.1
 51K
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: melancholic, enigmatic, thought provoking, serious, romantic ...
Plot: chef, scientist, human existence, love affair, human nature, epidemic, suffering, chaos, memory, insomnia, anarchy, romance ...
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.5
 104K
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, rebelliousness, future dystopia, destiny, utopia, teaching the ways of the world, life is a bitch, danger, youth, chases and races, human nature, memory ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, offbeat, atmospheric, serious, stylized
Plot: laboratory, desert, small town, androids and robots, on the road, a.i., imaginary, future dystopia, life is a bitch, escapades, social misfits, fugitives ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, thought provoking, surreal, mind bending, offbeat ...
Plot: alternate reality, ketchup, genetic engineering, cockroach, danger, imaginary, life is a bitch, mysterious character, future dystopia, self discovery, chaos, society ...
Time: future
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, disturbing, atmospheric, bleak, serious ...
Plot: genetic engineering, utopia, helicopter, rescue, state affairs, future dystopia, love and romance, life is a bitch, love triangle, danger, government agency, human nature ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.7
 28K
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: atmospheric, psychological, surreal, stylized, tense ...
Plot: hypnosis, romance, kidnapping, parasite, drugged, love affair, mystery, dishonesty, mind control, mind game, haunted by the past, tragic love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.1
 18K
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, atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: suicide, winter, pastor, faith, priest, isolation, small town, clergy, nuclear, village, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: survival, battles, isolation, danger, life is a bitch, confined, future dystopia, society, nuclear holocaust, vestiges of humanity, chaos, apocalypse ...
Time: future, near future
Place: france, california, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: offbeat, surreal, thought provoking, serious
Plot: society, human nature, moral dilemma, distant planet, murder, rain, hanging, fictional war, mud, fire, male nudity, horse ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 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: serious, bleak, atmospheric, captivating, tense ...
Plot: bar, nihilism, village, society, human nature, politics, social relations, dull life, homecoming, life is a bitch, state affairs, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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, gloomy ...
Plot: monk, artist, christianity, social misfits, human spirit, greek, painting, prince, horse, invasion, monastery, power ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages, 1400s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.5
 294K
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: futuristic, serious, atmospheric, psychological, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rebellion, future dystopia, fighting the system, utopia, resistance, society, betrayal, gunfight, totalitarianism, human nature, dictatorship, lone hero ...
Time: future, 2000s
Place: beijing china, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.1
 31K
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, surreal, realistic, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: hypnosis, artist, human nature, wartime life, life is a bitch, german, family relations, poet, countryside, couples, family life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 30s, 60s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: russia, europe, spain, soviet union, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.4
 103K
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: mind bending, atmospheric, psychological, thought provoking, enigmatic ...
Plot: reincarnation, inventions and discoveries, track down, afterlife, death, memory, science, religion, loneliness, atheism, elevator, pregnant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, year 1998, year 2005 ...
Place: india, usa, new york, asia, delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Through a Glass Darkly (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 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, serious, bleak, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: island, mental illness, schizophrenia, incest, dysfunctional family, mad, family problems, parents and children, confined, couple relations, siblings relations, in-laws ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: bleak, disturbing, psychological, sincere, serious ...
Plot: apocalypse, contamination, family relations, hopes, chaos and mayhem, family in crisis, parents and children, life is a bitch, escapades, dealing with death, countryside, worldwide chaos ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%