Movies like Distant

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Distant (2002)
 7.7
 16K
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, photographer, recession, 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, ship, pregnancy, money, car ...
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, bleak and reflective films with plots about culture clash, loneliness, storytelling, catastrophe, dialogue, relationships and mentor mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Distant: Winter Sleep (2014), Time Out (2001), A Single Girl (1995), Angel's Fall (2004), Ten (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.2
 36K
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, wife husband relationship, actor, retirement, dull life, society, divorce, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.4
 4K
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 ⇓
76%
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, gloomy, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: hotel, pregnancy, single parent, down on your luck, urban, twentysomething life, working class, couples, family relations, social relations, human nature, introspection ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.0
 821
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, sincere, realistic, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 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, parents and children, illegal prostitution, sibling relationship, prostitute, single parent, human nature, down on your luck, hopes, love and romance, society, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, serious, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: suicide attempt, suicide thoughts, old friends, addiction, human nature, drugs/alcohol, urban, introspection, rehabilitation, starting over, thirtysomething life, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, oslo norway, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, algeria, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000)
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, sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: pregnancy, infidelity, cafe, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family, human nature, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, family life, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 7.5
 2K
Broken Wings (2002)
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, realistic, touching, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coma, single parent, human nature, basketball, bereavement, parents and children, siblings relations, death in the family, family in crisis, haunted by the past, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: suicide, winter, priest, pastor, faith, small town, clergy, isolation, human nature, village, introspection, redemption ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.0
 15K
The Night (1961)
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, gloomy, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: hospital, infidelity, party, nightclub, terminal illness, crumbling marriage, human nature, one day, introspection, couple relations, friendship, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: italy, europe, usa, los angeles, milan italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Taste of Cherry (1997)
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, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: on the road, soldier, gay, driving, lgbt, muslim, obsessive quest, haunted by the past, midlife crisis, deadly, passenger, suicide ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Take Care of My Cat (2001)
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, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, artist, lesbian, coming of age, life is a bitch, friends, unfulfillment, youth, best friends, parents and children, family in crisis, reunion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, seoul, japan, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, gloomy, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: addiction, rehabilitation, midlife crisis, loneliness, crumbling marriage, downfall, clinic, human nature, dysfunctional family, introspection, redemption, destructive relationship ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 1920s
Place: france, europe, versailles, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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, strong sexual content, parents and children, drug abuse, alcohol, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Hysterical Blindness (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Set in the 1980's, Debby Miller (Uma Thurman) goes out in New Jersey looking for a man after she is diagnosed with "hysterical blindness".
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, gloomy ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: best friends, friendship, single parent, couple relations, working class, looking for love, parents and children, singleness, love and romance, couples, family relations, friends ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, melancholic, touching, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: loneliness, midlife crisis, age difference, couple relations, culture clash, dull life, actor, hotel, unlikely couple, artists and showbiz, advertising, marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.5
 17K
Interiors (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A look at a dysfunctional family dominated by the controlling madness of its matriarch, Eve. Her reluctant husband and their three daughters make doomed efforts to cope with Eve's demands, while also trying to get on with their own lives. But, ...
Style: talky, bleak, psychological, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, depression, suicide attempt, introspection, urban, parents and children, beach house, poet, beach, white rose, siblings relations, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 346
The City (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The stories of four Hispanic immigrants living in New York City.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Plot: immigrants, working class, culture clash, lottery, anthology, immigration, urban, down on your luck, racism, urban ghetto, unemployment, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, mexico, latin america, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Through a Glass Darkly (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Karin hopes to recover from her recent stay at a mental hospital by spending the summer at her family's cottage on a tiny island. Her husband, Martin, cares for her but is frustrated by her physical withdrawal. Her younger bother, Minus, is ...
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: island, schizophrenia, mental illness, incest, human nature, dysfunctional family, parents and children, daughter, siblings relations, family problems, family relations, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.7
 3K
Alone (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maria, whose parents live in the country, cannot stand her father's authoritarian ways and moves to the city. She finds a job as a cleaner and tries to survive in a wretched apartment in the shabby part of a big city. She is pregnant, and the ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: hospital, rocking chair, neighbor, dog, christmas lights, pregnancy, parents and children, love and romance, friends, urban, society, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.6
 8K
Tokyo Sonata (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, Netherlands, Hong Kong
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Ryûhei Sasaki (Teruyuki Kagawa) is keeping a secret from his wife, Megumi (Kyôko Koizumi), and his two teenage sons. Even though he leaves the house every day, he's not really going to work. He's going to an employment office. He ...
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: pianist, dysfunctional family, unemployment, job seeking, housewife, thief, middle class, dishonesty, rebellion, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.8
 6K
Nine Lives (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Captives of the very relationships that define and sustain them, nine women resiliently meet the travails and disappointments of life.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, friendship, pregnancy, abortion, human nature, couple relations, dysfunctional family, love affair, parents and children, terminal illness, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Nelly leaves her lazy, unemployed husband to work for retired judge Mr Arnaud, forty years her senior, after he offers to clear her bills for her. While she types his memoirs the two develop a close friendship, but Arnaud becomes jealous when Nelly ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, gloomy, sexual ...
Plot: friendship, human nature, introspection, romance, age difference, couple relations, infidelity, looking for love, love affair, love triangle, midlife crisis, fall in love ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: europe, france, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Passion of Anna (1969)
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, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: island, isolation, couples, opposites attract, friendship, love affair, chaos and mayhem, destiny, deadly, love and romance, architect, solitude ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The lives of a lawyer, an actuary, a housecleaner, a professor, and the people around them intersect as they ponder order and happiness in the face of life's cold unpredictability.
Style: talky, bleak, psychological, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, infidelity, false accusation, hit and run, insurance, human nature, couple relations, dishonesty, hopes, love and romance, couples, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.1
 21K
Nobody Knows (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 141 min.
Story: In a small Tokyo apartment, twelve-year-old Akira must care for his younger siblings after their mother leaves them and shows no sign of returning.
Style: bleak, serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: kids
Plot: innocence lost, childhood, dysfunctional family, responsibility, realism, family life, sibling relationship, family in crisis, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, youth, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.5
 6K
Bee Season (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 11-year-old Eliza is the invisible element of her family unit: her parents are both consumed with work and her brother is wrapped up in his own adolescent life. Eliza ignites not only a spark that makes her visible but one that sets into motion a ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, thought provoking ...
Plot: judaism, dysfunctional family, mental illness, redemption, parents and children, coming of age, family problems, hopes, society, family relations, human nature, religion ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.8
 532
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: serious, atmospheric, bleak, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: society, winter, unemployment, realism, down on your luck, working class, misery, marriage, wedding, teacher, money, emigrant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Winter Guest (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: It's winter in a small Scottish village near the sea, and multiple lives intersect in a day. Frances (Emma Thompson) has just lost her husband to an early death, so her mother, Elspeth (Phyllida Law), travels to Frances' house to reconnect ...
Style: bleak, talky, serious, touching, emotional ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, winter, dealing with death, starting over, one day, skipping school, seaside town, human nature, small town, parents and children, small town life, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: scotland, europe, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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