Movies like Stalker

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Stalker (1979)
 8.1
 96K
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, psychological, gloomy, philosophical, serious, stylized, thought provoking, clever ...
Plot: wish come true, stalker, scientist, russian, psychic, future dystopia, cause and meaning, society, human nature, escapades, post apocalypse, soldier, surrealism, tunnel, mutant, fog, alien, heaven and hell, poet, life is a bitch, obsessive quest, group of strangers, danger, dog, ufo ...
Place: russia

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Most similar movies to Stalker

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, atmospheric, cerebral and bleak films with plots about storytelling, society, catastrophe, existentialism, loneliness, life philosophy and dialogue mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Romance genres. Some movies like Stalker: Solaris (1971), 1984 (1984), The Sacrifice (1986), Alphaville (1965), Children of Men (2006). 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, outer space, russian, space station, scientist, astronaut, mysterious planet, space and aliens, immortality, suicide, jealousy, psychologist ...
Time: future
Place: russia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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: art house, philosophical, psychological, bleak
Plot: stalker, mercenary, nuclear explosion, loner, freedom, post apocalypse, nuclear power plant, quest, life & death, mutant, future dystopia, escapades ...
Place: ukraine, uruguay
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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, serious ...
Plot: future dystopia, brainwashing, fascism, totalitarianism, society, politics, oppression, diary, book, big brother, against humanity, dishonesty ...
Time: future, 20th century, 80s, year 1984, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ 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, serious, emotional ...
Plot: apocalypse, nuclear, birthday, nuclear holocaust, human nature, society, redemption, chaos, terminal illness, save the world, life is a bitch, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: sweden, europe, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 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, captivating ...
Plot: surrealism, totalitarianism, neo noir, emotionless, self fulfillment, terminator, punishment, re-education, urban, society, anti conformity, individualism ...
Time: future, 1950s
⇓ 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, captivating, rough ...
Plot: future dystopia, heroic mission, chaos, survival, redemption, birth, mission, protest, faith, dying, human existence, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: europe, london, england, poland, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, totalitarianism, social differences, society, absurdism, time travel, teleportation, surrealism, alien, capitalism, racism ...
Time: future
Place: soviet union, russia, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: a.i., adoption, artificial intelligence, androids and robots, future dystopia, destiny, adventure, parents and children, parenthood, human relationship, family relations, society ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: usa, new york, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: thought provoking, humorous, offbeat, intellectual, philosophical ...
Plot: experiment gone awry, medical experiment, doctors and patients, chaos and mayhem, society, farce, revolution, dog, obsession, adaptation, life philosophy, communism ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 80s
Place: russia, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 10K
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, serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: redemption, monk, psychic, christian, god or devil, hopes, monastery, sin, navy, mentor, forgiveness, russian ...
Place: russia
⇓ 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%
 7.2
 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, stylized ...
Plot: depression, human nature, apocalypse, fear, collision, wedding reception, power outage, wedding preparations and rituals, life is a bitch, chaos, fate of humanity, doubts and hesitations ...
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, realistic, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: dream, culture clash, redemption, writer's life, water, memory, self discovery, stalking, couples, cliche, save the world, countryside ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: italy, russia, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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, firefighter, fall in love, snitch, layoff ...
Time: future, near future, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, artsy ...
Plot: immortality, loneliness, metaphysics, tragic love, death, cancer, terminal illness, reincarnation, queen, tree, outer space, doctor ...
Time: future, 16th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, latin america, europe, guatemala, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, atmospheric, bleak, suspenseful, surreal ...
Plot: genetic engineering, ketchup, cockroach, mysterious character, society, chaos, apocalypse, mutant, haunted by the past, self discovery, danger, life is a bitch ...
Time: future
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, stylized, sexual, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: space and aliens, supernatural romance, sexual relations, drugs/alcohol, mysterious character, benign alien, love and romance, rise to the top, undercover, love affair, couples, disorder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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, youth, danger, chases and races, human nature, memory ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, serious, atmospheric, stylized, offbeat
Plot: laboratory, desert, small town, a.i., social misfits, imaginary, escapades, fugitives, future dystopia, music, life is a bitch, danger ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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 ⇓
34%
 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, mind game, haunted by the past, memory loss, identity crisis, tragic love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, disturbing ...
Plot: genetic engineering, utopia, helicopter, government agency, danger, state affairs, future dystopia, life is a bitch, love and romance, rescue, love triangle, social differences ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: suicide, faith, pastor, winter, priest, isolation, small town, religions or cults, village, human nature, introspection, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, stylized, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, battles, isolation, chaos, danger, nuclear holocaust, life is a bitch, vestiges of humanity, confined, future dystopia, society, apocalypse ...
Time: future, near future
Place: france, california, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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: bleak, serious, atmospheric, captivating, tense ...
Plot: bar, village, nihilism, estrangement, haunted by the past, homecoming, human nature, society, politics, unfulfillment, down on your luck, village life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, artist, christianity, social misfits, human spirit, prince, horse, painting, invasion, monastery, greek, power ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages, 1400s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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, serious, thought provoking, psychological ...
Plot: hypnosis, artist, human nature, family life, couples, family relations, artists and showbiz, couple relations, life is a bitch, wartime life, poet, countryside ...
Time: 30s, 60s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: russia, europe, spain, soviet union, ussr ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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, buddhism, pregnant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, year 1998, year 2005 ...
Place: india, usa, asia, new york, delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.4
 166K
K-PAX (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Prot is a patient at a mental hospital who claims to be from a far away Planet. His psychiatrist tries to help him, only to begin to doubt his own explanations.
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: psychiatrist, patient, benign alien, mysterious character, mental institution, mysterious planet, odd, research, insanity, hypnosis, alien, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new mexico, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, serious, thought provoking
Plot: moral dilemma, society, human nature, distant planet, fish, fire, rain, murder, mud, swamp, urination, execution ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%