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

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, contemplative, atmospheric and stylized films with plots about society, storytelling, weird, loneliness, catastrophe, existentialism and life philosophy mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Mystery genres. Some movies like Stalker: Solaris (1972), 1984 (1984), The Mirror (1975), Melancholia (2011), The Man from Earth (2007). 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: atmospheric, psychological, psychedelic, art house, intellectual ...
Plot: space station, outer space, scientist, space travel, investigation, mysterious planet, dreams, russian, back from the dead, psychologist, astronaut, science ...
Time: future
Place: soviet union, russia, tokyo
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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: futuristic, disturbing, psychological, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: future dystopia, totalitarianism, brainwashing, politics, fascism, distopia, against humanity, society, fall in love, life is a bitch, dishonesty, betrayal ...
Time: future, 20th century, 80s, year 1984, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
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100%
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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, psychological, meditative, serious ...
Plot: nature, poetry, memory, human nature, family life, countryside, stream of consciousness, existentialism, childhood, haunted by the past, hypnosis, russian ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 60s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: russia, europe, moscow russia, spain, ussr ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
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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: bleak, atmospheric, psychological, surreal, contemplative ...
Plot: depression, human nature, nihilism, suicide, collision, nervous breakdown, sister sister relationship, wedding reception, power outage, fear, apocalypse, wedding preparations and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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100%
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, surprise ending ...
Plot: immortality, professor, philosophy, hidden identity, society, religion, christianity, mistaken identity, legends and myths, psychology, impersonating, secret ...
Time: middle ages, prehistory, prehistoric, 21st century, contemporary ...
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100%
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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, offbeat, humorous, philosophical, enigmatic ...
Plot: desert, alien, society, satire, alien encounter, totalitarianism, social differences, teleportation, absurdism, time travel, surrealism, soviet ...
Time: future
Place: soviet union, russia, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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, atmospheric, melancholic, stylized ...
Plot: immortality, metaphysics, queen, reincarnation, tragic love, terminal illness, loneliness, love of one's life, death, cancer, loss of loved one, tree ...
Time: future, 16th century, contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, latin america, europe, guatemala, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, fairy tale, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: androids and robots, artificial intelligence, a.i., future dystopia, adoption, destiny, global warming, adventure, parenthood, parents and children, androids, family relations ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: usa, new york, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
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67%
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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: futuristic, stylized, atmospheric, clever, serious ...
Plot: surrealism, totalitarianism, neo noir, life is a bitch, a.i., investigation, anti conformity, urban, terminator, emotionless, human nature, self fulfillment ...
Time: future, 1950s
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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: psychological, art house, bleak, philosophical
Plot: stalker, mercenary, nuclear explosion, loner, freedom, nuclear power plant, quest, escapades, religion, nature, ecology, cyberpunk ...
Place: ukraine, uruguay
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, bleak, psychological, contemplative, emotional ...
Plot: apocalypse, hysteria, society, birthday, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, hopes, redemption, chaos, terminal illness, danger, save the world ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, sweden, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, inventions and discoveries, elevator, cause and meaning, track down, death, memory, science, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, year 1998, year 2009 ...
Place: india, usa, new york, asia, delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
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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, stylized, intellectual ...
Plot: future dystopia, totalitarianism, book, social decay, fighting the system, resistance, book burning, oppression, introspection, rebelliousness, satire, faked death ...
Time: future, 1960s, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
Plot: dream, culture clash, redemption, writer's life, philosophy, water, memory, poet, longing, society, couples, cliche ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: italy, russia, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, disorder, secret identity, fish out of water, benign alien, mysterious character, alien life-form, satire, humanity, alien invasion, sexual relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, serious, surreal, offbeat, contemplative
Plot: distant planet, moral dilemma, human nature, society, fictional war, murder, coin, male nudity, hanging, mud, snow, horse riding ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, stylized, serious, experimental ...
Plot: androids and robots, desert, laboratory, a.i., life is a bitch, on the road, future dystopia, danger, escapades, fugitives, social misfits, imaginary ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 109K
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, future dystopia, rebelliousness, youth, utopia, teaching the ways of the world, destiny, danger, chases and races, human nature, life is a bitch, memory ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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, atmospheric, thought provoking, bleak, contemplative ...
Plot: genetic engineering, helicopter, utopia, danger, future dystopia, state affairs, love and romance, life is a bitch, rescue, society, love triangle, government agency ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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, society, human nature, anti war, journalist, religion, existentialism, life philosophy, greed, self discovery, weekend, marines ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: former yugoslavia, bosnia, europe, sarajevo, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.7
 30K
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, dishonesty, tragic love, memory loss, mind game, brainwashing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, realistic, captivating, bleak, contemplative ...
Plot: political unrest, chaos and mayhem, future dystopia, danger, terrorism, dysfunctional family, social decay, society, human nature, family problems, life is a bitch, family relations ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.1
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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, serious, thought provoking, romantic ...
Plot: human nature, chef, love affair, human existence, scientist, suffering, chaos, romance, rage, couples, society, apocalypse ...
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The King Is Alive (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Finland, South Africa, Norway, USA
Duration: 105 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: atmospheric, psychological, bleak, stylized, melancholic ...
Plot: desert, survival, isolation, rescue, stranded, danger, life is a bitch, human nature, bus, village, culture clash, misfit ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, australia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.1
 20K
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, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: suicide, pastor, faith, winter, priest, midlife crisis, isolation, small town, redemption, village, society, introspection ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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: psychological, futuristic, atmospheric, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: ice age, rivalry, danger, isolation, future dystopia, life is a bitch, obsession, apocalypse, survival, chaos, society, climate change ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Last Man on Earth (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of the latest week on the earth before the announce of the landing of an extraterrestrial society on earth seen by the eyes of a misogynist man with only the desire solitude and routine.
Style: serious, psychological, bleak, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: solitude, alien encounter, benign alien, life turned upside down, disorder, alien, extraterrestrial, misogynist, adventure, danger, society, misfit ...
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: mind bending, serious, offbeat, surreal, atmospheric ...
Plot: cockroach, ketchup, alternate reality, genetic engineering, chaos, society, danger, mutant, apocalypse, mysterious character, imaginary, life is a bitch ...
Time: future
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.2
 41K
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, gloomy, epic, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: monk, christianity, artist, human spirit, social misfits, prince, horse, painting, invasion, monastery, greek, rape ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages, 1400s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, atmospheric, allegory, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: hypnosis, village life, curses spells and rituals, murder, village, factory, warning, dream, surrealism, mountain, weird, existentialism ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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