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Hour of the Wolf (1968)
 7.7
 15K
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, stylized, psychological, serious, gloomy, gothic, mysterious, intellectual ...
Plot: island, artist, isolation, diary, obsession, losing-it hero, mental illness, crumbling marriage, breakdown, pregnant wife, couple relations, infidelity, dysfunctional family, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, surrealism, pregnancy, insanity, family relations, swedish, existentialism, guilt, young wife, ambiguity ...
Time: 20th century, 60s

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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, disturbing and atmospheric films with plots about obsession, loneliness, dialogue, death, storytelling, couples and brutality mostly in Drama, Horror and Thriller genres. Some movies like Hour of the Wolf: The Passion of Anna (1969), Through a Glass Darkly (1961), Repulsion (1965), Shame (1968), Persona (1966). 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: 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 ⇓
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, bleak, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: mental illness, island, schizophrenia, incest, human nature, dysfunctional family, parents and children, daughter, siblings relations, family problems, family relations, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 7.8
 41K
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, surreal, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: mental illness, hallucination, schizophrenia, rent, loneliness, repression, delusion, losing-it hero, psychosis, post traumatic stress disorder, unfulfillment, insanity ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, countryside, betrayal, civil war, politics, crumbling marriage, on the run, survival, introspection, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Movie in collections
 8.1
 81K
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, psychiatry, silence, violence, patient, postmodernism, betrayal, dream, institution, dreams ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, serious, sincere, touching, psychological ...
Plot: maid, terminal illness, estate, human nature, cancer, family problems, family relations, family life, life is a bitch, society, unfulfillment, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 8.1
 17K
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 ⇓
51%
 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, serious, realistic, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, crumbling marriage, human nature, introspection, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, family in crisis, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florence italy, st. petersburg russia, hamburg germany, helsinki finland, munich germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
 8.4
 736K
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: atmospheric, psychological, scary, tense, bleak ...
Plot: isolation, supernatural, danger, ghost, hotel, insanity, snow, evil, psychic, family in danger, nervous breakdown, losing-it hero ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: colorado, usa, oregon, denver colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing, psychological
Plot: dream, death, murder, crumbling marriage, investigation, obsession, crime, couple relations, infidelity, dysfunctional family, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, germany, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.4
 18K
Possession (1981)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A young woman left her family for an unspecified reason. The husband determines to find out the truth and starts following his wife. At first, he suspects that a man is involved. But gradually, he finds out more and more strange behaviors and ...
Style: sexual, surreal, atmospheric, erotic, psychological ...
Plot: hysteria, obsession, monster, infidelity, doppelganger, domestic violence, breakdown, affair, teacher, police, murder, gore ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, poland, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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: serious, realistic, atmospheric, psychological
Plot: hospital, mentally unstable, crumbling marriage, dealing with death, introspection, self discovery, couple relations, infidelity, love affair, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, mental illness ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.6
 102K
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, bleak, disturbing, scary, sexual ...
Plot: fear, cruelty, isolation, confined, violence, torture, guilt, strong sexual content, sex, brutality, depression, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 8.3
 19K
Autumn Sonata (1978)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, West Germany, Sweden, 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, sincere, touching, bleak, talky ...
Plot: marriage, pianist, reconciliation, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family in crisis, family life, family problems, family relations, reunion, redemption, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.0
 162K
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, surreal, gothic, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: mind game, losing-it hero, satanic cult, pregnancy, demonic possession, curses spells and rituals, mystery, supernatural, paranoia, deal with the devil, devil, dreams ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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, sex, desire, travel, rage, incest, terminal illness, lesbian, dysfunctional family, parents and children, sibling relationship, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, sweden, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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: psychological, serious, atmospheric, surreal, realistic ...
Plot: schizophrenia, delusion, supernatural, crumbling marriage, couple relations, infidelity, mental illness, psychopath, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: farm, island, father son relationship, coming of age, youth, immigrants, parents and children, emigrant, down on your luck, working class, society, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1870s
Place: denmark, europe, seaport
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 34K
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: atmospheric, disturbing, bleak, psychological, serious ...
Plot: twins, obsession, love triangle, losing-it hero, clinic, addiction, siblings relations, heroes, family relations, life is a bitch, doctors and patients, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, year 1954, 1960s, 1950s
Place: canada, medical school, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, serious, clever, atmospheric ...
Plot: bishop, christmas, siblings relations, orphan, funeral, ghost, dysfunctional family, child abuse, young heroes, small town, child prodigy, sibling relationship ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, turn of the century
Place: sweden, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, atmospheric, sexual, serious ...
Plot: vampire, cult, bondage, gays and lesbians, island, obsession, seduction, sexploitation, sex, woman in danger, deadly, supernatural ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: turkey, spain, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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: serious, gloomy, psychological, realistic, clever ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, betrayal, romance, love affair, parents and children, island, love and romance, couples, crumbling marriage, couple relations, destructive relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: denmark, france, sweden, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.4
 80K
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: atmospheric, psychological, bleak, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: mental illness, obsession, sanity, paranoia, construction worker, beach, small town, apocalypse, insurance, delusion, nightmare, nervous breakdown ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1986, year 2011
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 158K
The Babadook (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Australia, Canada
Duration: 93 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, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: danger, supernatural, nightmare, dysfunctional family, family in danger, dealing with death, mental illness, book, depression, insanity, single mother, nightmare comes true ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.4
 948
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: serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: love affair, infidelity, mentally unstable, small town, romance, crumbling marriage, love, human nature, introspection, couple relations, destructive relationship, forbidden love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.3
 890
Steppenwolf (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, UK, France, Italy, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the bourgeois circles of Europe after the Great War, can anything save the modern man? Harry Haller, a solitary intellectual, has all his life feared his dual nature of being human and being a beast. He's decided to die on his 50th birthday, ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, surreal, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: jazz, split personality, introspection, spirituality, buddhism, midlife crisis, unfulfillment, redemption, couple relations, mental illness, mozart, dance lesson ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.0
 13K
Devil Woman (1964)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In medieval times, on a remote plain, a widow and her mother-in-law kill wandering samurai, put their bodies in a hole in the ground and sell their armour and valuables, until the daughter-in-law falls in love with one of their intended victims.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, surreal, serious, scary ...
Plot: murder, samurai, survival, demon, vengeance, human nature, women, swamp, jealousy, war, deserter, danger ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.3
 3K
Blind Beast (1969)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A blind sculptor and his mother kidnap a young woman and use her as a model. In the darkness of an abandoned warehouse, she suffers at the hands of the artist, eventually losing both her sight and her mind as whips give way to knives and knives give ...
Style: surreal, serious, bleak, rough, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, kidnapping, crimes, destructive relationship, mental illness, fashion, danger, deadly, couples, s&m, dismemberment, sense of touch ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.3
 2K
The Rite (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 72 min.
Story: A judge in an unnamed country interviews three actors, together and singly, provoking them while investigating a pornographic performance for which they may face a fine. Their relationships are complicated: Sebastian, volatile, a heavy drinker, in ...
Style: surreal, clever, serious, sexual
Plot: actor's life, performer's life, human nature, couple relations, infidelity, love triangle, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, society, couples, showbiz, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.3
 40K
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, surreal, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted by the past, grieving, ladder, mental illness, hallucination, psychic, architecture, hospital, gondola, mystery, drowning ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%