Movies like The Mirror

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The Mirror (1974)
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The Mirror (1974)
Original name: Зеркало
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A dying man in his forties remembers his past. His childhood, his mother, the war, personal moments and things that tell of the recent history of all the Russian nation.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, serious, thought provoking, realistic, gloomy, psychological, avant garde, meditative, enigmatic ...
Plot: hypnosis, human nature, haunted by the past, countryside, wartime life, family life, couple relations, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, couples, family relations, childhood, poet, surrealism, artist, german, memory, pregnancy, leonardo da vinci, minimal dialogue, military school, stream of consciousness, russian history, sled, instructor ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 60s, 1930s, 1940s, 1960s
Place: russia, europe, ussr, soviet union, moscow russia, spain, tokyo

Most similar movies to The Mirror

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, atmospheric and gloomy films with plots about society, artists and showbiz, storytelling, death, female nudity, couples and obsession mostly in Drama, Biography and War genres. Some movies like The Mirror: Nostalgia (1983), Andrei Rublev (1966), The Sacrifice (1986), Vincent & Theo (1990), The Color of Pomegranates (1969). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Nostalgia (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Soviet Union
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The Russian poet Andrei Gorchakov, accompanied by guide and translator Eugenia, is traveling through Italy researching the life of an 18th-century Russian composer. In an ancient spa town, he meets the lunatic Domenico, who years earlier had ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: dream, water, memory, writer's life, redemption, human nature, culture clash, self discovery, immolation, crisis, countryside, save the world ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: italy, russia, europe, rome italy
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95%
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Andrei Rublev (1966)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 165 min.
Story: An expansive Russian drama, this film focuses on the life of revered religious icon painter Andrei Rublev. Drifting from place to place in a tumultuous era, the peace-seeking monk eventually gains a reputation for his art. But after Rublev witnesses ...
Style: atmospheric, epic, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Plot: monk, social misfits, artist, christianity, prodigy, religions or cults, human spirit, monastery, painter, power, torture, rape ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages, 1400s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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90%
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The Sacrifice (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, France, UK
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Alexander, a journalist, philosopher and retired actor, celebrates a birthday with friends and family when it is announced that nuclear war has begun.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, psychological, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: apocalypse, human nature, danger, life is a bitch, chase, save the world, redemption, chaos and mayhem, future dystopia, sacrifice, terminal illness, hopes ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, sweden, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Vincent & Theo (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Netherlands, UK, Germany, Italy
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The tragic story of Vincent van Gogh broadened by focusing as well on his brother Theodore, who helped support Vincent. Based on the letters written between the two.
Style: serious, gloomy, psychological, realistic, touching ...
Plot: painter, obsession, drugs/alcohol, historical figure, mentally unstable, prodigy, siblings relations, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, society, couples, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 19th century
Place: europe, holland, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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An Unfinished Piece for Mechanical Piano (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 103 min.
Story: At the dilapidated country estate of Anna Petrovna Voinitseva, a group of feckless Russian aristocrats whiles away a summer afternoon. Unbeknownst to their respective spouses, local schoolteacher Platonov and the wife of Anna's stepson, Sophia, ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, thought provoking, talky ...
Plot: couple relations, village, destructive relationship, infidelity, romance, love affair, love triangle, tragic love, true love, family gatherings, family in crisis, haunted by the past ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Color of Pomegranates (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The life of revered the 18th-century Armenian poet and musician Sayat-Nova (Vilen Galstyan). Portraying events in the life of the artist from childhood up to his death, the movie addresses in particular his relationships with women, including his ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: poet, artists and showbiz, clergy, writer's life, life is a bitch, love and romance, society, state affairs, unfulfillment, couples, treasure, lifestyle ...
Time: 18th century
Place: russia, armenia, caucasus
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Van Gogh (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 158 min.
Story: In late spring, 1890, Vincent moves to Auvers-sur-Oise, near Paris, under the care of Dr. Gachet, living in a humble inn. Fewer than 70 days later, Vincent dies from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. We see Vincent at work, painting landscapes and ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, sibling relationship, mentally unstable, prodigy, social misfits, tragic hero, obsession, siblings relations, tragic love, celebrity culture, down on your luck, mental illness ...
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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My Nikifor (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: From his birth in 1895 through his death in 1968, the gifted Polish naïve artist Nikifor Krynicki (AKA Epifan Drowniak) lived his life and eked out a career cloaked in obscurity - a casualty of both his extreme speech impediment (his tongue was ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, captivating
Plot: tragic love, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, prodigy, couple relations, celebrity culture, isolation, family life, ambition, love and romance, society, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
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53%
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Ivan's Childhood (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Poetic journey through the shards and shadows of one boy’s war-ravaged youth.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Plot: orphan, soldier, war, flare, boy, spy, dream, swamp, survival, anti war, young heroes, apple ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: russia, europe, soviet union, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Nowhere in Africa (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A Jewish woman named Jettel Redlich flees Nazi Germany with her daughter Regina, to join her husband, Walter, on a farm in Kenya. At first, Jettel refuses to adjust to her new circumstances, bringing with her a set of china dishes and an evening ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, holocaust, wartime life, farm, friendship, culture clash, exile, understanding, immigrants, human nature, capture, marriage crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: kenya, africa, germany, poland, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Doll (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 131 min.
Story: The rise and fall of the most distinguished Polish-Gypsy poetess Bronislawa Wajs, widely known as Papusza, and her relationship with her discoverer, writer Jerzy Ficowski.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, atmospheric, stylized
Plot: writer's life, unfulfillment, poetry, poet, artists and showbiz, rise and fall, ambition, childbirth, mass murder, gypsy, birth, harp ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: poland
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49%
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A fictional account of the life of Japanese author Yukio Mishima told in four parts. The first three parts relate events in three of his novels: The temple of the Golden Pavilion, Kyoko's House, and Runaway Horses. The last part depicts the ...
Style: surreal, serious, stylized, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: nationalism, suicide, obsession, friendship, rebellion, radical, emperor, writer's life, friends, art, patriotism, identity ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: japan, mount fuji
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Klimt (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Austria, France, Germany, UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A portrait of Austrian artist Gustav Klimt whose lavish, sexual paintings came to symbolize the art nouveau style of the late 19th and early 20th century.
Style: talky, serious, realistic, sexual, captivating ...
Plot: painter, artist, prodigy, symbolism, celebrity culture, couples, artists and showbiz, against the rules, obsession, couple relations, infidelity, sexual relations ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, year 1918, turn of the century
Place: austria, europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Goya in Bordeaux (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Francisco Goya (1746-1828), deaf and ill, lives the last years of his life in voluntary exile in Bordeaux, a Liberal protesting the oppressive rule of Ferdinand VII. He's living with his much younger wife Leocadia and their daughter Rosario. He ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, serious, realistic, colourful ...
Plot: artist, art, aging, sex, passion, duchess, exile, aristocrat, tyranny, politics, army, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 18th century, 1800s, 1700s
Place: spain, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Mahler (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The film begins on a train journey with Gustav Mahler (Robert Powell) and his wife Alma (Georgina Hale) confronting their failing marriage. The story is then recounted in a series of flashbacks (some of which are surrealistic and nightmarish), ...
Style: psychological, serious, atmospheric, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: classical music, train, musician's life, historical figure, music, prodigy, crumbling marriage, introspection, couple relations, artists and showbiz, couples, haunted by the past ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, 1890s, turn of the century
Place: austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Desperate characters stake their fortune on a Depression-era dance marathon.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: dancing, great depression, contests and competitions, down on your luck, social decay, society, life is a bitch, ambition, crimes, disorder, depression, dance ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: usa, santa monica california, california, minneapolis minnesota, pacific ocean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Stalker (1979)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Near a gray and unnamed city is the Zone, a place guarded by barbed wire and soldiers, and where the normal laws of physics are victim to frequent anomalies. A Stalker guides two men into the Zone, specifically to an area in which deep seeded ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, gloomy, stylized, art house ...
Plot: cause and meaning, wish come true, heaven and hell, future dystopia, alien, stalker, tunnel, psychic, scientist, russian, danger, soldier ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.6
 745
Pandemonium (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Set in England during the early 19th century, Pandaemonium evokes late-1960s America in its depiction of the relationship between Samuel Taylor Coleridge (Linus Roach) and William Wordsworth (John Hannah). Instead of going to Vietnam, Wordsworth ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: friendship, addiction, politics, betrayal, drug abuse, musician's life, prodigy, palaces castles and temples, tragic hero, writer's life, rise and fall, infidelity ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1800s
Place: england, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Long Day Closes (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set in Kensington, a working-class district of Liverpool, England in mid-1950s, this is the story of eleven-year-old Bud, a sad and lonely boy. With cinema as his main source of solace, he haunts the local 'picture-house'. All the while, ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: coming of age, school, family life, loneliness, lgbt, self discovery, working class, filmmaking, youth, family relations, against the odds, human nature ...
Time: 90s, 1950s
Place: england, europe, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 20K
Factory Girl (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the mid-1960s, wealthy debutant Edie Sedgwick meets artist Andy Warhol. She joins Warhol's famous Factory and becomes his muse. Although she seems to have it all, Edie cannot have the love she craves from Andy, and she has an affair with a ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, witty, gloomy ...
Plot: addiction, artist, singer, fashion, socialite, infidelity, interview, love, studio, mental illness, rise and fall, actor's life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s, year 1970 ...
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Muriel, or The Time of Return (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A chamber drama about a widow and her son who live in an antique shop in Boulogne. The widow invites a man whom she loved twenty-two years earlier to visit. Her son is haunted by Muriel, a young woman whose death he may have caused while serving as ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, surreal, clever ...
Plot: dealing with death, introspection, mystery, haunted by the past, lovers reunited, unfulfillment, human nature, obsession, tragic love, homecoming, road not taken, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, algeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Conformist (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A weak-willed Italian man becomes a fascist flunky who goes abroad to arrange the assassination of his old teacher, now a political dissident.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, surreal, stylized, sexual ...
Plot: fascism, assassination, mental institution, politics, assassin, honeymoon, exile, neo noir, introspection, moral dilemma, haunted by the past, political unrest ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: italy, europe, france, paris france, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Dance of Reality (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Chile, France
Duration: 133 min.
Story: “Having broken away from my illusory self, I was desperately seeking a path and a meaning to life.” This phrase perfectly sums up Alejandro Jodorowsky’s biographical project: reconstituting the incredible adventure of his life. Alejandro ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, surreal, stylized, art house ...
Plot: surrealism, parents and children, coming of age, misfit, youth, family relations, immigrants, social misfits, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, kids in trouble, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: chile, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Gods and Monsters (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: It's 1957, and Whale's heyday as the director of "Frankenstein," "Bride of Frankenstein" and "The Invisible Man" is long behind him. Retired and a semi-recluse, he lives his days accompanied only by images ...
Style: touching, serious, gloomy, witty, realistic ...
Plot: homosexuality, friendship, gardener, gay, homosexual, maid, dying, suicide, gays and lesbians, movie business, gender, friends ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Under the Volcano (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Against a background of war breaking out in Europe and the Mexican fiesta Day of Death, we are taken through one day in the life of Geoffrey Firmin, a British consul living in alcoholic disrepair and obscurity in a small southern Mexican town in ...
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, one day, human nature, alcoholic, dysfunctional family, introspection, couple relations, estrangement, life is a bitch, couples, unsupportive spouse, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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My Left Foot (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In this true story told through flashbacks, Christy Brown is born with crippling cerebral palsy into a poor, working-class Irish family. Able only to control movement in his left foot and to speak in guttural sounds, he is mistakenly believed to be ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: disability, irish, human spirit, poet, courage, working class, cerebral palsy, artist, painting, drugs/alcohol, social misfits, writer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Henry & June (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 136 min.
Story: While traveling in Paris, author Henry Miller and his wife, June, meet Anais Nin, and sexual sparks fly as Nin starts an affair with the openly bisexual June. When June is forced to return to the U.S., she gives Nin her blessing to sleep with her ...
Style: sexual, sexy, serious, realistic, erotic ...
Plot: fondling, writer's life, romance, strong sexual content, couple relations, gay, polyamory, lesbian interest, urban, love triangle, sexual relations, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Heart of Glass (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A small Bavarian village is renowned for its "Ruby Glass" glass blowing works. When the foreman of the works dies suddenly without revealing the secret of the Ruby Glass, the town slides into a deep depression, and the owner of the ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, serious, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: hypnosis, factory, curses spells and rituals, village, dream, murder, village life, surrealism, warning, mountain, existentialism, art ...
Time: 18th century
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Last Time I Committed Suicide (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Neal Cassady is living the beat life during the 1940s, working at The Tire Yard and and philandering around town. However, he has visions of a happy life with kids and a white picket fence. When his girlfried, Joan, tries to kill herself he gets ...
Style: talky, atmospheric, semi serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: on the road, friendship, writer's life, buddies, romance, self discovery, friends, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, couples, nightshift, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: colorado, usa, mexico, new mexico, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
From a Far Country (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, UK, Poland
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The film is a biography of Pope John Paul II. It starts in 1926 when the boy Karol Wojtila was celebrating Christmas with his father in Poland. Some years later Nazi Germany attacks Poland and invades the country while Wojtila seeks refuge at the ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: pope, catholic church, politics, clergy, human spirit, idealism, church, rebelliousness, anti semitism, genocide, holocaust, political unrest ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: poland, europe, germany, rome italy, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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