Movies like Tales from the Gimli Hospital

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Tales from the Gimli Hospital (1988)
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Tales from the Gimli Hospital (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 72 min.
Story: While their mother is dying in the modern Gimli, Manitoba hospital, two young children are told an important tale by their Icelandic grandmother about Ainar the lonely, his friend Gunnar, and the angelic Snjofrieder in a Gimli of old.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, clever, offbeat, mind bending, serious, surreal, suspenseful, cult film, avant garde
Plot: hospital, expressionism, plague, dark humor, family relations, parents and children, village life, human nature, doctors and patients, deadly, power relations, avant-garde, epidemic, village, fishing, obsession, patient, insanity, hallucination, film history, surrealism, isolation, wound, dying mother, fishing village ...
Time: 20th century, turn of the century
Place: iceland, canada

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Most similar movies to Tales from the Gimli Hospital

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, atmospheric and psychological films with plots about family relations, deadly, danger, parents and children, surrealism, supernatural and nudity (full frontal - brief) mostly in Drama, Horror and Thriller genres. Some movies like Tales from the Gimli Hospital: Careful (1992), Keyhole (2011), Rabbits (2002), Dead Ringers (1988), Looking for Alexander (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Careful (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the remote Alpine village of Tolzbad at the turn of the century, people talk quietly and restrain their movements lest avalanches come and kill them. This atmosphere lends itself to repressed emotions - shown through the parallel stories of ...
Style: surreal, stylized, disturbing, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: family problems, mother son incest, expressionism, village, ghost, mountain, incest, society, unfulfillment, family relations, repression, master and servant ...
Time: 90s, 1920s, 19th century
Place: swiss alps, tokyo, canada
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95%
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Keyhole (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Gangster and deadbeat dad, Ulysses Pick, embarks on an unusual journey through his home.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: gangsters, family relations, homecoming, parents and children, escapades, crimes, violence, caught having sex, haunted house, ghost, indoor, battle of the sexes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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46%
 7.0
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Rabbits (2002)
Genre: Short, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A story of a group of humanoid rabbits and their depressive, daily life. The plot includes Suzie ironing, Jane sitting on a couch, Jack walking in and out of the apartment, and the occasional solo singing number by Suzie or Jane. At one point the ...
Style: surreal, psychological, atmospheric, avant garde, offbeat ...
Plot: dull life, mystery, isolation, confinement indoors, dark humor, danger, confined, surrealism, rabbit, chaos, unfulfillment, intrigue ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.3
 42K
Dead Ringers (1988)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Elliot, a successful gynecologist, works at the same practice as his identical twin, Beverly. Elliot is attracted to many of his patients and has affairs with them. When he inevitably loses interest, he will give the woman over to Beverly, the ...
Style: psychological, bleak, disturbing, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: love triangle, twins, obsession, insanity, body horror, addiction, losing-it hero, life is a bitch, doctors and patients, family relations, murder, mistaken identity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 60s, 80s, 50s ...
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Looking for Alexander (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Disturbing and violent memories haunt a man after he emerges from a lengthy coma.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, captivating, mind bending ...
Plot: mystery, uncover truth, haunted by the past, parents and children, doctors and patients, memory loss, police detective, family problems, a vision, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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40%
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Spiral (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a small town in Japan, Kirie comes upon her boyfriend's father silently videotaping a snail. Later, the mans obsession with spirals becomes more and more bizarre, ending in his suicide in a washing machine which turn his body into a spiral. ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, small town, supernatural, mystery, deadly, danger, curses spells and rituals, insanity, transformation, survival horror, curse, vortex ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Reflections of Evil (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Julie, a teen who died from a PCP overdose in the early '70s searches from beyond the grave for her younger brother Bob who now in the '90s is an obese watch seller suffering with sucrose intolerance.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, surreal, scary ...
Plot: drug abuse, mental illness, obsession, afterlife, ghost, supernatural, reincarnation, terrorism, siblings relations, teenage life, danger, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, september 11 2001
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37%
Brand Upon the Brain! (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Together with his teenage sister and a horde of orphans, young Guy Maddin lazes away his under-stimulated youth on the mysterious island he will someday inherit. In the lighthouse orphanage in which they all live, their every move is watched over by ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, atmospheric, surreal, experimental ...
Plot: orphan, island, human experiment, investigation, family relations, family gatherings, parallel world, dying, treatment, abandoned, child abuse, delusion ...
Place: canada, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Kill by Inches (1999)
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An anxious young tailor dominated by his father, a master of the craft, is eager to do well with his clients; but his inadequacy in measuring leaves him frustrated and humiliated. His younger sister - an expert seamstress - arrives back in town, ...
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: siblings relations, vengeance, eccentric family, murder, family relations, crimes, unlikely criminals, crime, deadly, parents and children, dead woman in bath tub, child murder ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Reflecting Skin (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young boy tries to cope with rural life circa 1950s and his fantasies become a way to interpret events. After his father tells him stories of vampires, he becomes convinced that the widow up the road is a vampire, and tries to find ways of ...
Style: surreal, scary, atmospheric, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: vampire, murder, surrealism, parents and children, family relations, investigation, crimes, danger, supernatural, molestation, coming of age, gas station ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: midwest, united states, usa, idaho
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Hipnos (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Dr Sánchez Blanch owns and operates a psychiatric hospital where he specializes in hypnotizing his severely emotionally disturbed patients.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, mind bending, scary ...
Plot: doctor, mysterious character, supernatural, isolation, mental illness, losing-it hero, hospital, hypnosis, mind game, mental institution, missing person, mute or deaf ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brussels, europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.2
 156
The Echo Game (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A young mother must protect her daughter from a rogue scientist on a murderous rampage to steal the girl's psychic powers for herself.
Style: suspenseful, scary, mind bending, serious, psychotronic
Plot: supernatural, mad scientist, family relations, parents and children, supernatural ability, deadly, profanity, sexual content, chase, danger, betrayal, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
My Sweet Killer (1999)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Charlie is an introverted person getting out of prison. He feeds in an apartment and starts dreaming of the woman who died in this apartment. And his fantasies of this woman getting worse and worse.
Style: disturbing, gloomy, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: mental illness, murder, danger, drug dealing, deadly, split personality, mind game, psychopath, mystery, crimes, friendship, doctors and patients ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Nightmare at the End of the Hall (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Courtney Snow, an author with writer's block, still haunted by the suicide of her best friend while they were in prep school, finds herself teaching at the very same school while trying to get back on her feet. She encounters a young student, ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, mind bending
Plot: reincarnation, suicide, teacher, supernatural, boarding school, family relations, boarding school life, youth, preparatory school, best friend, cheating, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 20th century, 2000s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Santa Sangre (1989)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Mexico, Italy
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A young man is confined in a mental hospital. Through a flashback we see that he was traumatized as a child, when he and his family were circus performers: he saw his father cut off the arms of his mother, a religious fanatic and leader of the ...
Style: cult film, atmospheric, slasher, surreal, disturbing ...
Plot: surrealism, serial killer, murder, insanity, clown, violence, mental institution, dwarf, pageant, shrine, elephant, circus ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico city, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.0
 406
Asylum (1997)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Robert Patrick stars as a private investigator traumatized by his father's suicide who goes undercover in a mental institution to uncover the murderer of his psychiatrist.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, scary ...
Plot: mental institution, amateur detective, power relations, mental illness, working undercover, hospital, clinic, murder, doctors and patients, cons and scams, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Lazarus Child (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Italy, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A road accident leaves seven-year-old Frankie Heywood gravely injured and deeply comatose, when she is hit by a bus, and her twelve-year-old brother Ben severely depressed and traumatised after he witnessed the event. Their parents, Jack and Alison, ...
Style: emotional, psychological, serious, gloomy, suspenseful ...
Plot: danger, life is a bitch, youth, family problems, haunted by the past, hopes, siblings relations, moral dilemma, parents and children, hospital, redemption, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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28%
 5.8
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Relative Fear (1994)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Linda and Peter Pratman's son Adam is autistic, but they still love him and hope that he'll at least start talking some day. However he's teased and abused by the kids of the neighborhood and his grandpa . When several people around ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, serious, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, suspicion, therapist, mystery, mischievous children, crimes, social misfits, family life, danger, mentally challenged, killer child ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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When I Was Alive (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Musical, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After losing his job and the end of his marriage, Júnior returns to his father's house. But that is not his childhood house anymore. His old room has been rented by a young woman and the place feels unwelcome and oppressive. Júnior develops ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, psychological, scary
Plot: mystery, haunted by the past, supernatural, obsession, family problems, family relations, losing-it hero, parents and children, danger, homecoming, indoor
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil
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27%
They're Watching Us (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Horror
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Norberto Lopez Amado's They're Watching Us is about a cop who becomes obsessed with a case. Juan (Carmelo Gomez) is ordered to head up an investigation concerning a businessman who has been missing for almost three years. The officer who ...
Style: serious, mind bending, scary, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: missing person, police investigation, family relations, police detective, uncover truth, supernatural, crimes, law enforcement, ghost, deadly, danger, mental institution ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, spain
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26%
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Mad Cowgirl (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman, who is dying of a brain disorder, begins a surreal journey which descends into violence.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, surreal, serious, rough ...
Plot: mental illness, obsession, crimes, sex addict, gory, family relations, siblings relations, tv show, losing-it hero, schizophrenia, murder, hallucination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Hourglass Sanatorium (1973)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Poland
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Set in pre- World War II era. A young man is on a strange train to see his dying father in a sanatorium. But the place is going to ruin and recalls a lot of memories from the past. He is beset by soldiers from the past, colonial black mercenaries, ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, bleak, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: time travel, haunted by the past, parents and children, changing the past or future, imaginary, hopes, train ride, metaphysics, alternate dimension, alternate reality, child, childhood memory ...
Time: 20th century
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26%
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Archangel (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A surrealistic film in which a strangely assorted group of people come together in the Russian Arctic at the height of the revolution and World War One.
Style: atmospheric, offbeat, serious, realistic, experimental ...
Plot: infidelity, soldier, world war one, revolution, expressionism, surrealism, amnesia, young lovers, twins, romance, rebelliousness, couple relations ...
Time: 1910s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Birdemic: Shock and Terror (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A platoon of eagles and vultures attacks the residents of a small town. Many people die. It's not known what caused the flying menace to attack. Two people manage to fight back, but will they survive Birdemic?
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, surreal, scary, psychological ...
Plot: bird attack, confined, danger, deadly, survival, small town, small town life, parents and children, chaos and mayhem, couples, family relations, evacuation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
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25%
 6.1
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Willard (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Desperate for companionship, the repressed Willard befriends a group of rats that inhabit his late father's deteriorating mansion. In these furry creatures, Willard finds temporary refuge from daily abuse at the hands of his bedridden mother ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, macabre, psychological ...
Plot: psychopath, misfit, rat, humiliation, vengeance, workplace, obsession, danger, dangerous animal, mentally unstable, social misfits, boss and employee ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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25%
Good Neighbors (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Takes place in 1995, the year of the second referendum on the separation of Quebec. In the dead of winter, a serial killer is on the loose in the small Montreal neighborhood of Notre Dame de Grace. The tenants of an old apartment house must figure ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, police investigation, who to trust, friendship, crimes, deadly, male female relationship, neighbor neighbor relationship, police detective, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1995
Place: canada, montreal, montreal quebec canada
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24%
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Possessed (1999)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Romania
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A stranger arrives in Copenhagen from a plane from Romania. Shortly after the power is lost in the whole city.
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful
Plot: deadly virus, nudity (full frontal - brief), life is a bitch, supernatural, plague, chaos, society, deadly, danger, possessed, possession, female nudity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, denmark, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.7
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Acacia (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A Korean horror film about an adopted young boy with a strange link to an old, dead acacia tree. As the boy settles in to his new home, the tree comes to life. When the family who adopted him becomes pregnant, he is to go back to the orphanage, and ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, tense ...
Plot: orphan, supernatural, family relations, haunted by the past, mystery, ghost, danger, supernatural ability, adoption, parents and children, obsession, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.8
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Audrey Rose (1977)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A man is convinced that a young girl is the reincarnation of his own daughter Audrey Rose, who died in a fiery car accident, along with his wife, two minutes before the girl was born.
Style: psychological, scary, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: afterlife, family relations, betrayal, obsession, nightmare, stranger, supernatural, reincarnation, love and romance, couple relations, loss of daughter, hypnosis ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: india, new york, asia, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.3
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The Kingdom (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Denmark, Italy, Germany, France, Norway, Sweden, Netherlands
Duration: 561 min.
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Story: The first part of a Danish miniseries that has been edited into two massive films, "Riget" is set in the neurosurgical ward of Copenhagen's Rigshospitalet, the city and country's main hospital, nicknamed "Riget". The ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, suspenseful, stylized, psychological ...
Plot: hospital, ghost, insanity, supernatural, evil, corpse, cruelty, nightmare, doctor, pregnancy, dark humor, elevator ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: denmark, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%