Movies like Time of the Wolf

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Time of the Wolf (2003)
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Time of the Wolf (2003)
Original name: Le temps du loup
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: disturbing, psychological, bleak, atmospheric, intense, suspenseful, dark, thought provoking, gloomy, light ...
Plot: apocalypse, post apocalypse, catastrophe, end of the world, brutality, survival, chaos, countryside, human nature, distopia, life is a bitch, social differences, society, hopes, family problems, disaster, hunger, sacrifice, parakeet, psychology, relationships, loneliness, writers, youth, art ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo

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Most similar movies to Time of the Wolf

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, bleak, realistic and thought provoking films with plots about catastrophe, family relations, society, life is a bitch, death, storytelling and dysfunctional family mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Time of the Wolf: The Road (2009), The White Ribbon (2009), The Rapture (1991), The Sacrifice (1986), Amour (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Road (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind and water. It is cold enough to crack stones, and, when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the ...
Style: bleak, harsh, rough, gloomy, depressing ...
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, apocalypse, distopia, father son relationship, cannibalism, catastrophe, on the road, starvation, vestiges of humanity, future dystopia, journey ...
Time: future
Place: usa
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100%
The White Ribbon (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Canada
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years just before World War I, which seem to be ritual punishment. The abused and suppressed children of the villagers seem to be at the heart of this mystery.
Style: disturbing, psychological, thought provoking, bleak, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sexual abuse, children, child abuse, punishment, mystery, physical appearance, death, cruelty, torture, priest, village, family secret ...
Time: year 1914, 1910s, pre world war one, 1920s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, italy, northern germany
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100%
 6.3
 5K
The Rapture (1991)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A lonely telephone operator leading an empty, amoral life finds God — only to have her faith continually tested in ways beyond what she could have imagined.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, surreal, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: end of the world, apocalypse, group sex, religion, mother daughter relationship, religious conversion, murder, faith, christian, religion and supernatural, family relations, religions or cults ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 28K
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, cerebral, art house, philosophical, thought provoking ...
Plot: religion, spirituality, insanity, existentialism, god, hopes, catastrophe, redemption, human nature, save the world, society, apocalypse ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, ussr, vatican, europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 7.9
 100K
Amour (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, France, Germany
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Georges and Anne are in their eighties. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested.
Style: philosophical, sincere, emotional, sad, compassionate ...
Plot: elderly, death, aging, elderly lovers, love, husband wife relationship, life philosophy, illness, old love, family relations, life & death, daughter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 14K
Code Unknown (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Austria, Romania, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A series of events unfold like a chain reaction, all stemming from a minor event that brings the film's five characters together. Set in Paris, France, Anne is an actress whose boyfriend Georges photographs the war in Kosovo. Georges' ...
Style: thought provoking, bleak, sincere, clever, cynical ...
Plot: homeless, immigrants, racism, social differences, human nature, life is a bitch, society, misfit, breaking point, alienation, social decay, existentialism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, tokyo, kosovo, france, europe ...
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32%
In This World (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Torn straight from the headlines, Michael Winterbottom's compelling and prescient 'In This World' follows young Afghan Jamal and his older cousin Enayat as they embark on a hazardous overland trip from their refugee camp at Peshawar, ...
Style: bleak, inspirational, disturbing, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: refugee, politics, immigrants, poverty, on the road, life is a bitch, friendship, hopes, society, death, muslim, refugee camp ...
Time: contemporary, year 2001, year 2002
Place: iran, middle east, london, berlin germany, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.2
 166
Shelter (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: With a catastrophic event rapidly approaching, 18 people vie for 10 spots in the small town's only bomb shelter.
Style: serious, suspenseful, epic, futuristic, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, chaos, apocalypse, small town, disaster, society, escapades, hopes, family relations, clergy, fight, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 7.0
 6K
Testament (1983)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nuclear war in the United States is portrayed in a realistic and believable manner. The story is told through the eyes of a woman who is struggling to take care of her family. The entire movie takes place in a small suburban town outside San ...
Style: depressing, thought provoking, bleak, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: nuclear war, nuclear holocaust, survival, tragedy, cold war, small town, disaster, death, post apocalypse, distopia, apocalypse, visceral ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, near future, future
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.6
 16K
Happy End (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Austria, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A middle-class family living in Calais deal with a series of setbacks while paying little attention to the grim conditions in the refugee camps within a few miles of their home.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, disturbing, captivating, art house ...
Plot: infidelity, refugee, boredom, depression, emptiness, hairdresser, family relations, accident, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, millionaire, divorce ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.0
 742
Ghost River (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sylvie is a hooker whose illegitimate daughter commits a crime. She and her daughter flee to find Sylvie's first love in the countryside. The daughter is trying to get to know her unwilling mother. Along the way, the two meet a male fugitive ...
Style: tense, serious, psychological, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: prostitution, prostitute, starting over, on the run, crimes, family relations, death in the family, life is a bitch, crime gone awry, estrangement, family problems, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.4
 769
Waterborne (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Heera Bhatti, an American-Sikh, runs a corner store in Los Angeles with the help of her son, Vikram, and Gulu. She does not approve of Vikram's Caucasian girlfriend, Lillian, and would prefer that Vikram marry a Punjabi girl, but Vikram has ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: contamination, survival, terrorism, bio weapon, plague, disaster, thirst, violence, husband wife relationship, racism, society, heroes ...
Time: future
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Donner Party (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on the real events of The Donner Party tragedy. The Donner Party was a group of California-bound American settlers caught up in the western expansion of the 1840s. After becoming snowbound in the Sierra Nevada during the winter of 1846-1847, a ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: survival, human nature, isolation, wilderness, moral dilemma, hopes, snow, winter, desperation, cannibalism, hunger, food ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.6
 2K
Country (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Gilbert Ivy and his wife Jewell are farmers. They seem to be working against the odds, producing no financial surplus. Gilbert has lost hope of ever becoming prosperous, but his wife decides to fight for her family.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, emotional, harsh ...
Plot: survival, family relations, couples, life is a bitch, against the odds, family business, couple relations, family problems, crumbling marriage, hopes, down on your luck, family in crisis ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: iowa, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Seventh Continent (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Chronicles three years of a middle class family seemingly caught up in their daily routines, only troubled by minor incidents. Behind their apparent calm and repetitive existence however, they are actually planning something sinister.
Style: disturbing, art house, depressing, dark, macabre ...
Plot: alienation, midlife crisis, destruction, postmodernism, animal abuse, mental disorder, existentialism, school, dysfunctional family, family relations, fish, mass suicide ...
Time: 80s, year 1989, year 1988
Place: europe, australia, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
One Hundred Mornings (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set in a world upended by a complete breakdown of society, two couples hide out in a lakeside cabin hoping to survive this crisis.
Style: serious, atmospheric, psychological, bleak, tense ...
Plot: survival, infidelity, dishonesty, life is a bitch, betrayal, vestiges of humanity, chaos, couples, social decay, couple relations, isolation, human nature ...
Time: future
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.7
 12K
Mouchette (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Robert Bresson plumbs great reservoirs of feelings with one of the most searing portraits of human desperation ever put on film.
Style: art house, sexy, emotional, stylized, disturbing ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: coming of age, existentialism, suicide, child abuse, youth, innocence lost, children, drug addiction, village, loneliness, death, brutality ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, tokyo, paris france, europe, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The King Is Alive (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Finland, South Africa, Norway, USA
Duration: 110 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: bleak, stylized, melancholic, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: desert, survival, stranded, isolation, culture clash, rescue, life is a bitch, human nature, tragedy, bus, dogma, first contact ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, new jersey, australia, namibia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 7.5
 302K
Babel (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Mexico, France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families.
Style: emotional, thought provoking, bleak, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: multiple storylines, desert, tragic event, depression, guilt, parenthood, redemption, suicide, nanny, language barrier, cultural difference, deaf girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, morocco, tokyo, mexico, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.5
 11K
All or Nothing (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Penny's love for her partner, taxi-driver Phil, has run dry. He is a gentle, philosophical guy, and she works on the checkout at a supermarket...
Style: emotional, realistic, bleak, depressing, meditative ...
Plot: working class, dysfunctional family, family relations, taxi driver, loneliness, depression, family problems, injustice, parents and children, couples, couple relations, unwanted pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, new jersey, europe, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.3
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Time Out (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 134 min.
Story: An unemployed man finds his life sinking more and more into trouble as he hides his situation from his family and friends.
Style: psychological, enigmatic, depressing, compassionate, stylized ...
Plot: unemployment, greed, self discovery, character study, life is a bitch, crimes, society, dishonesty, couple relations, down on your luck, family problems, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, switzerland, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 8.1
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Winter Light (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A Swedish pastor fails a loving woman, a suicidal fisherman and God.
Style: art house, philosophical, depressing, cerebral, sexy ...
Plot: existentialism, religion, suicide, winter, faith, priest, small town, isolation, midlife crisis, apocalypse, wine, doubt ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.7
 11K
Vagabond (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Mona Bergeron is dead, her frozen body found in a ditch in the French countryside. From this, the film flashes back to the weeks leading up to her death. Through these flashbacks, Mona gradually declines as she travels from place to place, taking ...
Style: road movie, thought provoking, disturbing, art house, sexy ...
Plot: homeless, wine, cold weather, loneliness, female nudity, death, freedom, journey, casual sex, vineyard, poverty, dark humor ...
Time: 80s, 18th century, 20th century
Place: france, new jersey, tokyo, south of france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Little Boy Blue (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Living in rural Texas is a dysfunctional family: an abusive dad, a Vietnam vet with a war wound that's left him impotent; a compliant wife and a son of about 20, two small sons who look a lot like their brother. The dad harbors a secret, and he ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, sexy, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: incest, sexual abuse, dysfunctional family, murder, stepmother stepson relationship, parents and children, missing person, child abuse, family problems, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, asia, usa, vietnam, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.9
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Liam (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany, France, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A morality tale of xenophobia, religious prejudice, mob violence, poverty, and their effect on two children in Liverpool during the Depression. When a shipyard closes, Liam and Teresa's dad loses his job. Liam, who's about 8, making his ...
Style: touching, bleak, emotional, sincere, depressing ...
Plot: working class, catholicism, fascism, youth, anti semitism, dysfunctional family, domestic violence, unemployment, sin, life is a bitch, jewish, society ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: england, ireland, london, europe, united kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Difficult tale of poor, struggling South Carolinian mother & daughter, who each face painful choices with their resolve and pride. Bone, the eldest daughter, and Anney her tired mother, grow both closer and farther apart: Anney sees Glen as ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, emotional, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual abuse, pedophile, coming of age, rape, dysfunctional family, family relations, child rape, parents and children, life is a bitch, child abuse, domestic violence, stepfather stepdaughter relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 90s, 50s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.7
 2K
The Intruder (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Louis Trebor, a man nearing 70, lives alone with dogs in the forest near the French-Swiss border. He has heart problems, seeks a transplant, and then goes in search of a son sired years before in Tahiti. Told elliptically, with few words, we see ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: heart transplant, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, family problems, family relations, estrangement, terminal illness, redemption, parents and children, going straight, black market, transplant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, geneva switzerland, tahiti
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Murder in Pacot (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Haiti, France, Norway
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, a middle-aged Port-au-Prince couple come face to face with the stark contradictions of Haitian society when they are forced to rent out their villa to a foreign aid worker and his enterprising local ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, suspense
Plot: life turned upside down, mysterious character, social differences, couples, couple relations, hopes, starting over, family problems, human nature, domestic disturbance, earthquake, chaos ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: haiti, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Piano Teacher (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, Austria, Germany
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Erika Kohut, a sexually repressed piano teacher living with her domineering mother, meets a young man who starts romantically pursuing her.
Style: sexual, psychological, disturbing, sexy, bleak ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, bdsm, age difference, sexual relations, masochism, desire, teacher student sex, older woman younger man sex, pianist, rape, overbearing parent, perversion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vienna, paris france, austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.4
 8K
Ten (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A visual social examination in the form of ten conversations between a driving woman and her various pick-ups and hitchhikers.
Style: talky, thought provoking, melancholic, light, intense ...
Plot: mother son relationship, character study, car, solitude, relationships, driver, passenger, society, life is a bitch, sibling relationship, family relations, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iran, tokyo, middle east, california, tehran ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%