Movies like Distant

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Distant (2002)
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, serious, atmospheric, gloomy, realistic, sincere, touching, psychological, meditative, art house ...
Plot: unemployment, loneliness, recession, photographer, midlife crisis, love and romance, urban, unfulfillment, human nature, introspection, looking for love, parents and children, down on your luck, city life, society, family relations, existentialism, porn, depression, isolation, guilt, solitary, car alarm, abandoned ship, dock ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, turkey, istanbul turkey, tokyo

Most similar movies to Distant

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, gloomy and bleak films with plots about society, family relations, life is a bitch, parents and children, family problems, unfulfillment and human nature mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Distant: Angel's Fall (2004), Winter Sleep (2014), Time Out (2001), It's Winter (2006), Climates (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Angel's Fall (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, Turkey
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Zeynep, Tülin Özen works in a hotel as a housekeeper. But she suffers hell on earth because of her father's behavior. She only talks to Mustafa, 'Engin Dogan' who works in the same hotel and he is interested in Zeynep. She is not ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: life is a bitch, love and romance, unfulfillment, dealing with death, starting over, parents and children, sexual abuse, death in the family, destiny, dull life, society, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, turkey
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95%
 8.2
 33K
Winter Sleep (2014)
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, realistic, clever ...
Plot: hotel, rich and poor, couples, snow, crumbling marriage, retirement, actor, wife husband relationship, dull life, society, divorce, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey
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82%
 7.4
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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: atmospheric, psychological, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: unemployment, down on your luck, countryside, dishonesty, family problems, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, couple relations, crimes, society, couples, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: switzerland, europe, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.9
 510
It's Winter (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The struggle to survive, for a generation, torn between wanting to leave its country, yet bound by blood to home.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: society, winter, unemployment, realism, down on your luck, working class, wedding, marriage, money, teacher, career, emigrant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 7.3
 9K
Climates (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Man was made to be happy for simple reasons and unhappy for even simpler ones – just as he is born for simple reasons and dies for even simpler ones... Isa and Bahar are two lonely figures dragged through the ever-changing climate of their inner ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, psychological, wife and husband lead actors
Plot: vacation, snow, unsupportive spouse, college, crumbling marriage, couple relations, love and romance, couples, infidelity, parents and children, sexual relations, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.8
 4K
Autumn (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man struggles after his release from ten years as a political prisoner.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: prostitute, mathematics, homecoming, village, society, release from prison, starting over, love affair, parents and children, village life, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, black sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
A Single Girl (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young Parisian must make major decisions about pregnancy, a job and her boyfriend.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: hotel, pregnancy, single parent, down on your luck, new wave, twentysomething life, urban, working class, couples, family relations, social relations, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Lost in Translation (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two lost souls visiting Tokyo -- the young, neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial -- find an odd solace and pensive freedom to be real in each other's company, away from their lives in America.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, touching, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: age difference, loneliness, culture clash, midlife crisis, unlikely couple, friendship, fish out of water, couple relations, dull life, photographer, actor, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Oslo, August 31st (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Anders is a recovering drug addict in an Oslo rehab clinic. On the 30th August, he is given a day’s leave to attend a job interview in the city centre.
Style: talky, realistic, sincere, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: suicide attempt, suicide thoughts, old friends, addiction, human nature, drugs/alcohol, introspection, urban, rehabilitation, starting over, thirtysomething life, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, oslo norway, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Pandora's Box (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When an aging matriarch starts showing signs of dementia, her dysfunctional family in Istanbul must navigate a minefield of unresolved issues to care for her.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: golden years, aging, countryside, small town, self discovery, urban, parents and children, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, estrangement, elderly, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
35 Shots of Rum (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A widowed metro conductor, approaching retirement, lives with his beautiful grown daughter – the object of a neighbor’s romantic interest. The man’s former girlfriend also lives in their building and plays a role in their closely-knit lives. ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sentimental, sincere
Plot: taxi driver, single parent, parents and children, family relations, dealing with death, human nature, looking for love, love affair, midlife crisis, working class, love and romance, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.1
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Watchtower (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Haunted by his dark past, a man takes a job as a fire warden in a remote tower in the wilderness, and is inexorably drawn towards a young woman with a terrible secret of her own. (TIFF)
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, psychological
Plot: human nature, in the woods, haunted by the past, social misfits, introspection, isolation, confined, misfit, society, disorder, family tradition, pregnant woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey
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44%
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Daybreak (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sweden, shortly before Christmas. Surgeon Rickard is told the job he expected goes to a Dane, because of his substance abuse. It's too late to cancel dinner with his in-laws. The guest couple announces their in-vitro is a success. Then ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: infidelity, crumbling marriage, human nature, introspection, couple relations, love affair, parents and children, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, golden years ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.2
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Sue (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An unemployed ex-office worker (Anna Thomson) searching for work floats a fragile line of sanity as she struggles to find friendship and companionship. Her tenuous grasp on reality further fluctuates when a man (Matthew Powers) whom she met in a ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: unemployment, losing-it hero, mentally unstable, urban, mental health, downfall, human nature, sexual relations, life is a bitch, city life, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: talky, bleak, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: working class, taxi driver, dysfunctional family, realism, couple relations, parents and children, down on your luck, urban, family in crisis, life is a bitch, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, florida, algeria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.1
 700
Offline (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A man attempts to reclaim the life that prison took from him but his dark past threatens to ruin everything.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: starting over, estrangement, human nature, redemption, parents and children, down on your luck, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, unemployment, hopes, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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: bleak, atmospheric, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: suicide, priest, winter, pastor, faith, small town, clergy, isolation, human nature, village, introspection, redemption ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Future Lasts Forever (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France, Turkey
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A woman struggles with love and personal loss against the backdrop of a land torn by civil war in this drama from filmmaker Ozcan Alper. Sumru (Gaye Gursel) is a Turkish woman who studies ethnic music at a college in Istanbul and frequently makes ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: world, haunted by the past, on the road, wartime life, life is a bitch, uncover truth, tragic love, unfulfillment, black market, ethnic conflict
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, turkey, kurdistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 7.6
 11K
Rosetta (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Young and impulsive Rosetta lives with her alcoholic mother and, moved by despair, she will do anything to maintain a job.
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, psychological, rough ...
Plot: unemployment, parents and children, trailer park, alcoholic, poverty, mother daughter relationship, snitch, realism, coming of age, dysfunctional family, rape, down on your luck ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: belgium, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
As God Commands (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A 14-year-old boy and his neo-Nazi dad are both outcasts in their suburban town.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: unemployment, life is a bitch, society, coming of age, social misfits, innocence lost, parents and children, alcohol abuse, racism, misfit, youth, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Araf/Somewhere in Between (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Araf is the story of Zehra and Olgun whose lives are caught in a vacuum. The world in which they live and work is a place of throwaway culture and constant change. They too are waiting for a chance to change and escape from their empty, monotonous ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: miscarriage, innocence lost, adolescence vs adulthood, restaurant, teenage life, dull life, countryside, love and romance, unfulfillment, youth, against the rules, rebelliousness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
If Nothing Else Works Out (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 2006, a journalist in financial problems, a woman who dresses as a man and a troubled taxi driver become friends, and gradually, an awkward, strong emotional bond emerges among them, especially when they decide to play a confidence game.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, offbeat, rough ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, drug dealing, urban, friendship, down on your luck, social decay, crimes, society, life is a bitch, friends, prostitute, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.5
 6K
Ten (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
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: serious, talky, realistic, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: prayer, prostitute, parents and children, sibling relationship, illegal prostitution, new wave, single parent, human nature, down on your luck, hopes, love and romance, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 7.5
 5K
Frozen Land (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When a schoolteacher is sacked, he projects his bad mood at his troubled teenage son. The son, in turn, buys a CD player from a pawnshop with counterfeit money. This starts a chain reaction of misery as every victim projects his problems on to ...
Style: emotional, realistic, bleak, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: depression, fired from the job, alcoholic, destiny, dysfunctional family, domestic violence, salesman, parents and children, strong sexual content, drug abuse, father son relationship, alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.1
 135
One Night (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 78 min.
Story: On her way home one night, a young working girl who lives alone with her mother is asked to go sleep at her friend's house. She wanders all night in Teheran and meets three men who have different stories.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: introspection, nightlife, urban, social differences, city life, society, lifestyle, cafe, soldier, doctor, photographer, extramarital affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Times and Winds (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In a small, poor village leaning over high rocky mountains, the villagers are simple and diligent people who struggle to cope with a harsh nature. They earn their living off the earth and a few animals they feed. Fathers always prefer one of their ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, touching, rough ...
Plot: village, islam, friendship, mountain, dream, coming of age, solar eclipse, innocence lost, introspection, sibling relationship, shepherd, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Fire Within (1963)
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, serious, gloomy, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: rehabilitation, addiction, midlife crisis, loneliness, crumbling marriage, downfall, clinic, human nature, dysfunctional family, introspection, redemption, destructive relationship ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, paris france, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.5
 279
About Sunny (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: As things unravel for a struggling single mother in Las Vegas, she must decide what she's willing to give up to get by.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, single parent, urban, moral dilemma, parents and children, down on your luck, life is a bitch, family relations, working class, society, family problems, marijuana ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Company Men (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Bobby Walker lives the proverbial American dream: great job, beautiful family, shiny Porsche in the garage. When corporate downsizing leaves him and two co-workers jobless, the three men are forced to re-define their lives as men, husbands and ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, thought provoking, dramatic ...
Plot: unemployment, workplace, corporate world, life is a bitch, carpenter, corporate, society, family problems, americana, family life, starting over, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Eat Sleep Die (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young Eastern European immigrant working in Sweden is faced with a painful choice when she's laid off from her factory in the name of "efficiencies."
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, thought provoking ...
Plot: working class, unemployment, society, immigrants, realism, parents and children, workplace situations, misfit, unfulfillment, family relations, workplace, supportive coworker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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