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Distant
Original name: Uzak
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Uzak/Distant chronicles the numbing loneliness, longing, and isolation in the lives of two men who are consumed by their own problems. Istanbul photographer Mahmut reluctantly receives his relative Yusuf, but the mingling of their lives does little to alleviate their detachment.
Style: bleak, atmospheric, serious, meditative, art house, enigmatic, melancholic, reflective, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: midlife crisis, loneliness, existentialism, love and romance, depression, isolation, guilt, urban, unfulfillment, pornography, drinking, human nature, relationships, introspection, life & death, life philosophy, dialogue, looking for love, catastrophe, culture clash, art, unemployment, parents and children, small town, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, turkey, tokyo, istanbul turkey
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The Ten Commandments
Drama
Poland, West Germany
572 min.
 9.1
Winter Light
Drama
Sweden
81 min.
 8.1
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out melancholic, enigmatic, talky and reflective films with plots about loneliness, runaway, existentialism, catastrophe, life philosophy, culture clash and mentor mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Distant: Winter Sleep (2014), Taste of Cherry (1997), The Night (1961), Ten (2002), Winter Light (1963). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Winter Sleep
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany
Duration: 196 min.
Story: Aydin, a retired actor, owns a small hotel in central Anatolia with his young wife Nihal and his sister Necla, who is coping with her recent divorce. During the winter, snow covers the ground and boredom brings the return of old memories, pushing ...
Style: talky, atmospheric, serious, meditative, reflective ...
Plot: hotel, divorce, dysfunctional family, crumbling marriage, loneliness, dialogue driven, character study, rich and poor, relationships, islam, existentialism, dull life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey
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Taste of Cherry
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A middle-aged Tehranian man, Mr. Badii is intent on killing himself and seeks someone to bury him after his demise. Driving around the city, the seemingly well-to-do Badii meets with numerous people, including a Muslim student, asking them to take ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, serious, psychological, enigmatic ...
Plot: suicide, existentialism, on the road, loneliness, life, new wave, dialogue, soldier, relationships, obsessive quest, life & death, solitude ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, tokyo, tehran iran
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    User:   68%
 
 8.0
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The Night
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A married couple attend a bourgeois party and wade through the stifling strain that long-term marriage has imposed upon them.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, sexual, meditative, serious ...
Plot: hospital, infidelity, marriage, crumbling marriage, relationships, existentialism, human nature, nightclub, loneliness, introspection, party, life philosophy ...
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Place: europe, usa, italy, los angeles, tokyo ...
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    User:   51%
 
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Ten
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Duration: 91 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, serious, melancholic, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: prostitution, parents and children, prostitute, women, relationships, divorce, parenthood, new wave, single parent, solitude, human nature, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tokyo
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    User:   51%
 
 8.1
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Winter Light
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Country: France
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Story: An unemployed man finds his life sinking more and more into trouble as he hides his situation from his family and friends.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, realistic, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: down on your luck, unemployment, workplace, loneliness, solitude, existentialism, dishonesty, countryside, character study, isolation, greed, life & death ...
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Genre: Drama
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The Fire Within
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Alain Leroy is a recovering alcoholic who decides to end his life, but first decides to visit his friends in Paris one last time, in an attempt at finding a reason to continue living.
Style: bleak, gloomy, serious, melancholic, reflective ...
Plot: loneliness, addiction, suicide, existentialism, dysfunctional family, drinking, depression, french, crumbling marriage, downfall, rehabilitation, clinic ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, versailles, paris france
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System:   47%
    User:   54%
 
A Single Girl
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young Parisian must make major decisions about pregnancy, a job and her boyfriend.
Style: atmospheric, serious, melancholic, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: hotel, pregnancy, single parent, workplace, down on your luck, voyeurism, new wave, pornography, women, life, twentysomething life, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, tokyo, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   41%
 
Take Care of My Cat
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The fashionable Hye-joo is focused on her career at a brokerage house. She's making a decent living, but her co-workers look down on her. Tae-hee is sick of living under the thumb of her domineering father. She spends her time doing volunteer ...
Style: serious, sincere, melancholic, reflective, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, artist, unlikely friendships, loneliness, workplace, runaway, life is a bitch, friends, coming-of-age, childhood, life & death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, seoul, japan, tokyo ...
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System:   44%
    User:   44%
 
The Vertical Ray of the Sun
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, France, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Hanoi comes across almost picture-perfect in director Tran Anh Hung's beautiful, elegiac tale about the lives and loves of three Vietnamese sisters. A mood characteristic of Hung's films is set early on with the vivid sounds of birds, ...
Style: talky, serious, sentimental, meditative, reflective ...
Plot: infidelity, dysfunctional family, incest, cafe, marriage, crumbling marriage, food, relationships, sisters, loneliness, beautiful scenery, adultery ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   41%
 
 6.7
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Old Joy
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Two old pals reunite for a camping trip in Oregon's Cascade Mountains.
Style: serious, meditative, melancholic, realistic, touching ...
Plot: friendship, road trip, on the road, buddies, dog, solitude, introspection, nature, loneliness, unlikely friendships, relationships, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, oregon, europe, usa, london ...
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System:   41%
    User:   42%
 
The Passion of Anna
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Andreas, a man struggling with the recent demise of his marriage and his own emotional isolation, befriends a married couple also in the midst of psychological turmoil. In turn he meets Anna, who is grieving the recent deaths of her husband and son. ...
Style: bleak, psychological, serious, enigmatic, art house ...
Plot: island, isolation, solitude, depression, suicide, relationships, life philosophy, guilt, existentialism, character study, opposites attract, crime gone awry ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   40%
 
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 14K
Wendy and Lucy
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Wendy, a near-penniless drifter, is traveling to Alaska in search of work, and her only companion is her dog, Lucy. Already perilously close to losing everything, Wendy hits a bigger bump in the road when her old car breaks down and she is arrested ...
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: dog, small town, loneliness, depression, realism, on the road, pets, homeless, travel, character study, storytelling, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: oregon, usa, alaska, california
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    User:   46%
 
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Safe
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Carol, a typical upper middle-class housewife, begins to complain of vague symptoms of illness. She "doesn't feel right," has unexplained headaches, congestion, a dry cough, nosebleeds, vomiting, and trouble breathing. Her family ...
Style: bleak, psychological, disturbing, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: environment, quarantine, crumbling marriage, housewife, paranoia, loneliness, desert, doctors and patients, isolation, existentialism, psychiatry, solitude ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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    User:   37%
 
All or Nothing
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: bleak, talky, realistic, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: working class, dysfunctional family, loneliness, drinking, poverty, realism, couple relations, taxi driver, hospital, relationships, parents and children, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, new jersey, algeria ...
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System:   38%
    User:   42%
 
Eternity and a Day
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Greece, Germany
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Alexander, a famous writer, is very ill and has only a few days to live. He meets a little boy on the street, who is an illegal immigrant from Albania. Alexander then takes the boy home.
Style: psychological, serious, atmospheric, meditative, melancholic ...
Plot: terminal illness, hospital, bus, writer's life, death, on the road, human nature, life & death, existentialism, storytelling, poetry, art ...
Time: 90s, future
Place: tokyo, australia, greece
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System:   37%
    User:   30%
 
 7.5
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Broken Wings
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Daphne and her four children try to cope with the abrupt death of husband/father. As the family seems to fall apart, a sudden incident gives them a chance to heal their 'broken wings'.
Style: emotional, talky, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, death, depression, children, single parent, family drama, mother daughter relationship, hospital, human nature, family bonds, runaway, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, tokyo
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System:   37%
    User:   41%
 
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The Death of Mr. Lazarescu
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Mr. Lazarescu (Ion Fiscuteanu) is a retired Romanian engineer, spending his time in the company of his cats and booze. When he starts feeling unusually ill, he first seeks painkillers from his neighbors. It soon becomes apparent that Lazarescu is ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, compassionate, meditative ...
Plot: hospital, drinking, death, doctors and patients, doctors, alcohol abuse, loneliness, cancer, drugs/alcohol, terminal illness, life & death, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, romania, canada, bucharest
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System:   36%
    User:   43%
 
The Wind Will Carry Us
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Irreverent city engineer Behzad comes to a rural village in Iran to keep vigil for a dying relative. In the meanwhile the film follows his efforts to fit in with the local community and how he changes his own attitudes as a result.
Style: serious, atmospheric, enigmatic, meditative, melancholic ...
Plot: small town, culture clash, fish out of water, human nature, life & death, parents and children, existentialism, art, poetry, life philosophy, new wave, environment ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, kurdistan
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System:   36%
    User:   32%
 
The Ten Commandments
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, West Germany
Duration: 572 min.
Story: The Decalogue is a 1989 Polish television drama series directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski and co-written by Kieślowski with Krzysztof Piesiewicz, with music by Zbigniew Preisner. It consists of ten one-hour films, inspired by the Ten Commandments. ...
Style: bleak, psychological, tense, serious, reflective ...
Plot: morality, philosophy, human nature, adultery, obsession, storytelling, loneliness, complex characters, redemption, relationships, solitude, existentialism ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: poland, europe
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System:   35%
    User:   100%
 
The Edge of Heaven
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Turkey, Italy
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Nejat seems disapproving about his widower father Ali's choice of prostitute Yeter for a live-in girlfriend. But he grows fond of her when he discovers she sends money home to Turkey for her daughter's university studies. Yeter's ...
Style: touching, realistic, intellectual, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: prison, german, immigrants, destiny, death, tragedy, parents and children, funeral, loneliness, complex characters, relationships, family bonds ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, europe, turkey, hamburg germany, istanbul turkey
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System:   35%
    User:   37%
 
My Life to Live
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Twelve episodic tales in the life of a Parisian woman and her slow descent into prostitution.
Style: atmospheric, serious, gloomy, reflective, bleak ...
Plot: prostitution, philosophy, artist, prostitute, pimp, french, gunfight, photographer, existentialism, loneliness, childhood, new wave ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, tokyo, paris france
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System:   33%
    User:   35%
 
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Certified Copy
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Belgium, Iran
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In Tuscany to promote his latest book, a middle-aged English writer meets a French woman who leads him to the village of Lucignano.
Style: touching, serious, enigmatic, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: romance, art, wine, writer's life, relationships, dialogue driven, marriage, love affair, countryside, artists and showbiz, wedding anniversary, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, vienna
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System:   33%
    User:   32%
 
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Not Yet
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 134 min.
Story: This film tells the story of professor Uehida Hyakken-sama (1889-1971), in Gotemba, around the forties. He was a university professor until an air raid, when he left to become a writer and has to live in a hut. His mood has hardly changed, not by ...
Style: emotional, serious, melancholic, reflective, meditative ...
Plot: samurai, teacher, death, family relations, fascism, golden years, mentor, life & death, loneliness, relationships, existentialism, life philosophy ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, hong kong
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System:   33%
    User:   37%
 
 7.9
 6K
The Promise
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Tunisia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this acclaimed and gripping social portrait of immoral lives in need of rescue, Igor (Jérémie Renier), aged 15, and his father Roger (Olivier Gourmet) deal in housing and peddling illicit labor in the outlying districts of Liege, Belgium. ...
Style: emotional, serious, bleak, reflective, realistic ...
Plot: immigrants, coming of age, dysfunctional family, father son relationship, realism, brothers, innocence lost, parents and children, crime gone awry, redemption, working class, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: belgium, europe, antwerp, usa, los angeles ...
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System:   32%
    User:   35%
 
The Ballad of Narayama
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In a small village in a valley everyone who reaches the age of 70 must leave the village and go to a certain mountain top to die. If anyone should refuse he/she would disgrace their family. Old Orin is 69. This winter it is her turn to go to the ...
Style: bleak, serious, meditative, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: golden years, human nature, brutality, village, life philosophy, existentialism, pornography, parents and children, loneliness, death, solitude, life & death ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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System:   31%
    User:   25%
 
 7.5
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Dodes'ka-den
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: By turns tragic and transcendent, Akira Kurosawa’s film follows the daily lives of a group of people barely scraping by in a slum on the outskirts of Tokyo. Yet as desperate as their circumstances are, each of them—the homeless father and son ...
Style: semi serious, gloomy, reflective, sincere, melancholic ...
Plot: poverty, redemption, mentally challenged, childhood, samurai, human nature, life philosophy, human spirit, dreams, loneliness, homeless, fantasy world ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
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System:   31%
    User:   31%
 

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Reprise
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two competitive friends, fueled by literary aspirations and youthful exuberance, endure the pangs of love, depression and burgeoning careers.
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, reflective, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, depression, writer's life, writers, relationships, unlikely friendships, mentor, road not taken, complex characters, pornography, loneliness, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, oslo norway, hawaii, paris france
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System:   31%
    User:   33%
 
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Mamma Roma
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After many years working in the streets of Roma, the middle-age whore Mamma Roma (Anna Magnani) saves money to buy an upper class apartment, a fruit stand and retires from the prostitution. She brings her teenage son Ettore (Ettore Garofolo), who ...
Style: serious, gloomy, melancholic, compassionate, bleak ...
Plot: redemption, prostitute, prostitution, hospital, pimp, going straight, loneliness, childhood, starting over, runaway, relationships, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, italy, tokyo, mexico, rome italy
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System:   30%
    User:   28%
 
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