Movies like Hour of the Wolf

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Hour of the Wolf (1968)
 7.7
 16K
Hour of the Wolf (1968)
Original name: Vargtimmen
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An artist in crisis is haunted by nightmares from the past in Ingmar Bergman's only horror film, which takes place on a windy island. During "the hour of the wolf" - between midnight and dawn - he tells his wife about his most painful memories.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, bleak, psychological, stylized, gloomy, serious, intellectual, gothic, mysterious ...
Plot: island, isolation, artist, diary, mental illness, obsession, pregnancy, family relations, couple relations, infidelity, dysfunctional family, family problems, couples, losing-it hero, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, pregnant wife, breakdown, swedish, surrealism, existentialism, insanity, guilt, sea, demon ...
Time: 60s, 20th century

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Most similar movies to Hour of the Wolf

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, psychological, atmospheric and stylized films with plots about loneliness, obsession, storytelling, dialogue, runaway, death and family problems mostly in Drama, Horror and Thriller genres. Some movies like Hour of the Wolf: The Passion of Anna (1969), Through a Glass Darkly (1961), Shame (1968), Repulsion (1965), Cries & Whispers (1972). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: isolation, couples, island, opposites attract, chaos and mayhem, love and romance, architect, destiny, love affair, deadly, friendship, solitude ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, gloomy ...
Plot: island, mental illness, schizophrenia, incest, dysfunctional family, estrangement, siblings relations, parents and children, human nature, family problems, couples, mad ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 8.0
 10K
Shame (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Ingmar Bergman's psychological study of how humans react in a situation of war. The film takes place on Gotland, where invasion forces arrives.
Style: psychological, bleak, biting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: island, soldier, war, civil war, politics, betrayal, political unrest, introspection, chaos and mayhem, crumbling marriage, countryside, battles ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: israel, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.8
 43K
Repulsion (1965)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Roman Polanski's first English-language film, beautiful young manicurist Carole suffers from androphobia (the pathological fear of interaction with men). When her sister and roommate, Helen, leaves their London flat to go on an Italian ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, disturbing, surreal, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental illness, repression, delusion, hallucination, schizophrenia, rent, loneliness, rapist, imaginary character, nervous breakdown, unfulfillment, losing-it hero ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Cries & Whispers (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 91 min.
Story: As Agnes slowly dies of cancer, her sisters are so deeply immersed in their own psychic pains that they can't offer her the support she needs. Maria is wracked with guilt at her husband's suicide, caused by his discovery of her ...
Style: emotional, touching, psychological, serious, sincere ...
Plot: maid, terminal illness, estate, cancer, grudge, mansion, unfulfillment, family relations, life is a bitch, human nature, society, family life ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 8.1
 85K
Persona (1966)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young nurse, Alma, is put in charge of Elisabeth Vogler: an actress who is seemingly healthy in all respects, but will not talk. As they spend time together, Alma speaks to Elisabeth constantly, never receiving any answer. Alma eventually ...
Style: atmospheric, sexual, psychological, talky, surreal ...
Plot: confession, actress, nurse, postmodernism, dream, violence, betrayal, silence, patient, psychiatry, dreams, introspection ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 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, psychological, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: suicide, faith, pastor, winter, priest, isolation, small town, religions or cults, village, human nature, introspection, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.7
 6K
Saraband (2003)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Italy, Finland, Germany, Austria
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The movie is a sequel to Bergman's Scenes from a Marriage (1973), where we revisit the characters of Johan and Marianne, then a married couple. After their divorce, Johan and Marianne haven't seen each other for 32 years. Marianne is still ...
Style: emotional, psychological, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, destiny, human nature, introspection, breakup, contact, family problems, couples, family relations, crumbling relationship, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hamburg germany, st. petersburg russia, florence italy, australia, munich germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 8.3
 21K
Autumn Sonata (1978)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Sweden, France, West Germany, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After a seven-year absence, Charlotte Andergast travels to Sweden to reunite with her daughter Eva. The pair have a troubled relationship: Charlotte sacrificed the responsibilities of motherhood for a career as a classical pianist. Over an emotional ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: pianist, marriage, reconciliation, dysfunctional family, family problems, family life, family relations, family in crisis, parents and children, reunion, favoritism among siblings, family reunited ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
From the Life of the Marionettes (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Made during Bergman's tax-related exile in Germany, the film continues the story of Katarina and Peter Egermann, the feuding, childless, professional couple who appear in one episode of "Scenes From A Marriage." After Peter ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: murder, dream, death, crimes, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, couple relations, crime, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, unlikely criminals, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: sweden, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.6
 105K
Antichrist (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Denmark, Germany, France, Sweden, Italy, Poland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A grieving couple retreats to their cabin 'Eden' in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse.
Style: psychological, disturbing, scary, bleak, sexual ...
Plot: fear, cruelty, violence, torture, guilt, isolation, confined, insanity, male nudity, brutality, depression, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.5
 3K
Faithless (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Italy, Germany, Finland, Norway
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Scripted by Ingmar Bergman, this very personal film is about a destructive affair which wrecks the marriage of an actress (Marianne) and musician (Markus). Wanting to continue the affair, Marianne moves in with her lover. But she is tormented by ...
Style: psychological, tense, realistic, clever, serious ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, betrayal, custody, island, couples, dishonesty, family problems, fall in love, love affair, family relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: denmark, sweden, france, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.7
 4K
Face to Face (1976)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Sweden, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A sensitive exploration of the tragic irony of the psychiatrist suffering with mental illness.
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, atmospheric
Plot: hospital, mental illness, dysfunctional family, dealing with death, couple relations, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family problems, love affair, couples, deadly, hysteria ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.4
 767K
The Shining (1980)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Jack Torrance accepts a caretaker job at the Overlook Hotel, where he, along with his wife Wendy and their son Danny, must live isolated from the rest of the world for the winter. But they aren't prepared for the madness that lurks within.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, scary, surreal, bleak ...
Plot: isolation, supernatural, insanity, danger, evil, hotel, ghost, nervous breakdown, losing-it hero, psychic, family in danger, snow ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: colorado, usa, oregon, denver colorado, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Fanny and Alexander (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, France, West Germany
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Through the eyes of ten-year-old Alexander, we witness the delights and conflicts of the Ekdahl family, a sprawling bourgeois clan in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Sweden.
Style: sincere, surreal, atmospheric, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: bishop, christmas, child abuse, ghost, funeral, siblings relations, childhood, orphan, dysfunctional family, solitude, human nature, couples ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, turn of the century
Place: sweden, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 8.0
 15K
The Silence (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Traveling through an unnamed European country on the brink of war, sickly, intellectual Ester, her sister Anna and Anna's young son, Johan, check into a near-empty hotel. A basic inability to communicate among the three seems only to worsen ...
Style: sexual, psychological, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: hotel, lesbian, terminal illness, rage, travel, sex, desire, incest, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, love and romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, sweden, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.4
 82K
Take Shelter (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself.
Style: tense, disturbing, bleak, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: mental illness, sanity, paranoia, nightmare, nervous breakdown, delusion, fear, construction worker, insurance, dreams, insanity, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011, year 1986
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 8.0
 167K
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A young couple moves into an infamous New York apartment building to start a family. Things become frightening as Rosemary begins to suspect her unborn baby isn't safe around their strange neighbors.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, surreal, gothic, scary ...
Plot: mind game, pregnancy, satanic cult, losing-it hero, demonic possession, mystery, dreams, paranoia, devil, deal with the devil, under the surface, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 6.8
 168K
The Babadook (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Australia, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.
Style: scary, psychological, tense, bleak, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: danger, supernatural, family in danger, nightmare, dysfunctional family, book, dealing with death, mental illness, nightmare comes true, deadly creature, single mother, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Pelle the Conqueror (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The end of the 19th century. A boat filled with Swedish emigrants comes to the Danish island of Bornholm. Among them are Lasse and his son Pelle who move to Denmark to find work. They find employment at a large farm, but are treated as the lowest ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, stylized, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: island, farm, father son relationship, youth, coming of age, immigrants, misfit, social differences, working class, hopes, down on your luck, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1890s
Place: denmark, europe, seaport
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Scenes from a Marriage (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 283 min.
Story: Ten years of Marianne and Johan's relationship are presented. We first meet them ten years into their marriage. He is a college professor, she a divorce lawyer. They say that they are happily married - unlike their friends Katarina and Peter ...
Style: psychological, talky, tense, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: divorce, marriage, breakup, selfishness, infidelity, society, couples, family problems, jealousy, human nature, introspection, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, sweden, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.2
 4K
Images (1972)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Schizophrenic housewife, engulfed by terrorizing apparitions, kills off each, unknowing if these demons are merely figments of her hallucinatory imagination or part of reality.
Style: surreal, realistic, stylized, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: delusion, schizophrenia, family problems, dishonesty, deadly, couples, mental illness, crumbling marriage, air disaster, love and romance, crimes, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Lesbian Vampires (1971)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: West Germany, Spain
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An erotic horror tale about a vixen vampiress seducing and killing women to appease her insatiable thirst for female blood.
Style: erotic, surreal, sexual, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: vampire, bondage, lesbian vampire, obsession, cult, island, deadly, supernatural, gays and lesbians, dangerous attraction, gender, woman in danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.3
 36K
Dead Ringers (1988)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
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, disturbing, atmospheric, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: twins, obsession, love triangle, addiction, bondage, murder, medical profession, body horror, receptionist, prostitution, gynecologist, spectacle ...
Time: 20th century, year 1954, 1960s, 1950s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada, medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.4
 1K
The Touch (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Sweden
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A seemingly happy Swedish housewife and mother begins an adulterous affair with a foreign archaeologist who is working near her home.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: love affair, infidelity, unfulfillment, dishonesty, small town life, couples, family problems, human spirit, fall in love, small town, mental illness, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.5
 89K
Jacob's Ladder (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A traumatized Vietnam war veteran finds out that his post-war life isn't what he believes it to be when he's attacked by horned creatures in the subway and his dead son comes to visit him...
Style: surreal, psychological, atmospheric, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: paranoia, hallucinations, dealing with death, mind game, nightmare, delusion, losing-it hero, haunted by the past, heaven and hell, suffering, dysfunctional character, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1971
Place: new york, vietnam, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A recently released patient from a mental institution returns home with her sister, only to face disturbing events between her stepmother and the ghosts haunting their house- all of which are connected to a dark past in the family's history.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, mind bending, tense, scary ...
Plot: mental illness, guilt, haunted house, nightmare, delusion, suicide, tragedy, amnesia, losing-it hero, family relations, danger, mentally unstable ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, atmospheric, sexual, sincere, clever ...
Plot: infidelity, hospital, terminal illness, nightclub, party, midlife crisis, mogul, unfulfillment, couple relations, friendship, chase, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: italy, usa, europe, los angeles, milan italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.3
 42K
Don't Look Now (1973)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After Laura and John Baxter lose their only child in a horrible drowning, they are greeted by strange sightings of her throughout their everyday lives. When two old ladies approach them in Italy with news that their daughter may still be alive, it ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, surreal ...
Plot: supernatural, drowning, haunted by the past, hospital, ladder, mental illness, hallucination, grieving, gondola, psychic, architecture, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, serious, sincere, psychological, touching ...
Plot: pregnancy, infidelity, dysfunctional family, cafe, anniversary, investigation, couples, family problems, family life, unfulfillment, parents and children, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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