Movies like Jack 1977

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Jack (1977)
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Jack (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Jack spends his days smoking pot, drinking and hitting on girls together with his friends. As opposed to his friends, Jack actually knows what he wants to do with his life, he wants be an author. After a long summer together with his friends Jack finally has an idea for his first book...
Style: serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: writer's life, friends, artists and showbiz, buddies, twentysomething life, nudity (full frontal - brief), writers, drugs, male nudity, bohemian, urban, drinking alcohol, drug, drinking
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: sweden, scandinavia, stockholm sweden, eastern europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, gloomy and contemplative films with plots about nudity (full frontal - brief), friends, friendship, male nudity, couples, artists and showbiz and writer's life mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Jack: The Door (2012), Waiting for the Tenor (1998), Pater (2011), Days and Nights in the Forest (1970), Inside (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Door (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: This is a story of a special relationship between two women, a writer and her maid.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, talky ...
Plot: friendship, rich and poor, writer's life, master and servant, society, power relations, strong female presence, maid, world war two, artists and showbiz, flashback, weirdo ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: hungary
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95%
Waiting for the Tenor (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The author Thomas meets his childhood friend Hoffman on an autumn night in 1997. They decide to let a dream come true: to make a film of a play by Thomas, Veranda for a Tenor, with Hoffman in the lead role. The story takes us back to the summer of ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere
Plot: friendship, alcohol abuse, filmmaking, couples, artists and showbiz, writer's life, bittersweet, terminal illness, couple relations, introspection, friendship between men, dying ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 50s
Place: europe, sweden
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90%
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Pater (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Vincent Lindon and Alain Cavalier drink together in bars while coming up with tall tales.
Style: realistic, serious, experimental, contemplative
Plot: artists and showbiz, buddies, friends, filmmaking, role playing, bakery, ethics, legal, breaking the fourth wall, business ethics, french politics, retiring ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Days and Nights in the Forest (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Four friends from Calcutta who have very different personalities make a holiday excursion into the country, to a tiny village in the state of Bihar where they set themselves up in a bungalow. A series of minor events, all connected to their ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, sincere
Plot: friends, forest, self discovery, social differences, wooing, love and romance, buddies, holiday, countryside, friendship between men, friendship, vacation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: india
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81%
 7.2
 9K
Inside (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A man's life, thoughts, feelings and his very own darkness... Adapted from Dostoevsky's novel "Notes from Undergroud", Demirkubuz follows Muharrem as he gets himself invited to a party where he is not welcome, just to find ...
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, captivating, contemplative
Plot: human nature, cause and meaning, introspection, hopes, artists and showbiz, writer's life, humiliation, loneliness, party, dull life, losing-it hero, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
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78%
 6.4
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Camila Jam (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Camila is in her mid-twenties and her life has been thrown into chaos ever since her boyfriend threw her out of their apartment during a bitter argument. Camila's ambition is to become a writer, and she posts regularly on her blog, entitled ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, gloomy
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), looking for love, ambition, couple relations, introspection, lifestyle, writer's life, love and romance, twentysomething life, computers and web, direction and purpose, sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Who Saw Him Die? (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sören Mårtensson is a middle school teacher. His classroom occupied by half-grown children. His work is tormenting him and at night he is haunted by nightmares.
Style: mind bending, tense, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: school, teacher, disorder, power relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), teachers and students, dedicated educator, mischievous children, mentally unstable, youth, sea, nightmare ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Nobody Owns Me (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of a lone father's relationship with his daughter, of the destructive power of alcohol, of a child's vulnerability, but also of love, betrayal and socialist politics in 1970s Sweden. A unique and moving story freely based on Åsa ...
Style: touching, bleak, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: working class, alcohol abuse, parents and children, dysfunctional family, life turned upside down, disorder, youth, single parent, family relations, family problems, unemployment, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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70%
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Bonsai (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, Argentina, Portugal, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young writer recounts an earlier romance in hopes of attracting his new love interest.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy
Plot: couples, couple relations, unfulfillment, writer's life, bittersweet, student, writers, love, neighbor, poem, language learning, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chile, latin america
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67%
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Three Suns (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The plague hits medieval Sweden.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating
Plot: plague, obsessive quest, escapades, on the road, medieval, adventure, strong female presence, woman in danger, rat, horse, female protagonist, crusader ...
Time: 14th century, middle ages
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.0
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The Pianist (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mario Gas directed this music-themed Spanish drama set in Barcelona of the mid-'80s. When famed composer Lluis Doria (Laurent Terzieff) visits a transvestite club, he learns his lifelong friend Albert Rossell (Serge Reggiani) is the house ...
Style: emotional, gloomy, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: love triangle, lifestyle, life is a bitch, confined, artists and showbiz, state affairs, love and romance, musician's life, friends, haunted by the past, spanish civil war, transvestite ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: barcelona, paris france, france, europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Stockholm Marathon (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A gardener decides to exact revenge on the men he believes to be responsible for the death of his mentally disturbed wife.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: vengeance, obsessive quest, mind game, mentally unstable, crimes, chase, law enforcement, rivalry, police detective, female nudity, sex, police ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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The Chef (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Året är 1969. Artonårige Martin mönstrar på som andrekock på lastfartyget "Snow Drift", med destination Kapstaden. Det är Martins tredje resa. I fartygets kök härskar förstekocken Peter Stein, här är allting underkastat hans ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, captivating
Plot: youth, ship, follow your dream, friendship, hopes, nothing goes right, revenge, murder, power relations, friends, ocean, workplace situations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.7
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This Night (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, Germany, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A group of people try to flee from a dictatorship government.
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, surreal
Plot: chaos, distopia, nudity (full frontal - brief), rebellion, track down, rescue, chaos and mayhem, male nudity, danger, urban, pubic hair, male bare butt
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.3
 2K
Zero Kelvin (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Sweden
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Larsen, an aspiring poet in '20s Oslo, leaves his girlfriend to spend a year as a trapper in East Greenland. There he is teamed with a seemingly rough old sailor/trapper, Randbæk, and a scientist, Holm. Trapped in a tiny hut together as the ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: survival, writer's life, obsessive quest, couples, infidelity, isolation, male nudity, snow, arctic, poet, winter, bdsm ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: greenland, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
As We Were Dreaming (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Andreas Dresen's adaptation of Clemens Meyer's novel about a group of East German friends right after the fall of the Wall.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: friends, unfulfillment, teenage boy, nightlife, lifestyle, freedom, cause and meaning, dull life, buddies, female nudity, pole dancing, friendship between boys ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: germany, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Bright Lights, Big City (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young kid from Kansas moves to New York to work on a magazine. He gets caught up in the world of drink and drugs, and starts a steady decline. The only hope is the cousin of one of his drinking partners, can she pull him through it ?
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug abuse, alcohol abuse, nightlife, addiction, redemption, life is a bitch, starting over, supportive spouse, downfall, friendship, writers, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.9
 735
Burrowing (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 76 min.
Story: An eleven-year-old boy observes his neighborhood as its surface orderliness rots away.
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: social relations, human nature, male nudity, existentialism
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 5.3
 964
Us (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 92 min.
Story: This is a story of Ida and Krister. It's about a relationship that goes to hell. They are both crazy in love but manage to strangle the supply of oxygen and adapt to each other in a way that will lead to catastrophic consequences.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspense, bleak
Plot: losing-it hero, destructive relationship, woman in danger, life is a bitch, couples, couple relations, love, nudity (full frontal - brief), attraction, penetration, graphic violence, sexploitation ...
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Joe Gould's Secret (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Around 1940, New Yorker staff writer Joe Mitchell meets Joe Gould, a Greenwich Village character who cadges meals, drinks, and contributions to the Joe Gould Fund and who is writing a voluminous Oral History of the World, a record of 20,000 ...
Style: sentimental, melancholic, intellectual, enigmatic, stylized ...
Plot: friendship, mysterious character, writer's life, buddies, human nature, secret, reporter, alone in the world, character study, eccentricity, bum, listener ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, harvard university, greenwich village manhattan new york city, north carolina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Serpent's Way (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A salesman and his son sexually abuse the generations of women of a poor family as payment for debt. Janni must see his mother, sister, niece and wife all being exploited, and the family grow bigger with the abuser's kids.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: countryside, sexual abuse, nudity (full frontal - brief), dysfunctional family, woman in danger, down on your luck, parents and children, strong sexual content, life is a bitch, family relations, family problems, snow ...
Time: 19th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 2K
Raven's End (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the middle of this film, about the working class in pre-world war II Sweden, is Anders who wishes to become an author. His father who is a notorious dreamer and liar, and his mother, who struggles to keep their family alive.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, gloomy, touching
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, working class, family feud, couples, family problems, factory worker, writer's life, ambition, follow your dream, society, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1936
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Amazing Women by the Sea (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In the early 1960s, Bella, her husband Kajus and their young son, Thomas, spend seemingly endless holidays together. Next year the arrival of new neighbors, Rosa and Gabe and their two daughters, start changing their lives.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, feel good, sentimental
Audience: girls' night
Plot: feminism, parents and children, friendship, couple relations, gender, strong female presence, friends, couples, family relations, summer vacation, beach, yacht ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 7.2
 1K
The Beehive (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: As in the novel of the same title from Camilo Jose Cela, "La Colmena" is a sad composition with the stories of many people in the Madrid of 1942, just the postwar of the spanish civil war. The main theme of the film is the contrast between ...
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: brothel, post war, ambition, society, misfit, life is a bitch, social misfits, artists and showbiz, performer's life, nudity (full frontal - brief), cafe, power relations ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: madrid, spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
I Travel Alone (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jarle Klepp is a 25-year-old student of literature with a passion for Adorno, Proust and grown-up women - and definitely not Tamagochi's, Lady Di and small kids. The news that he is the father of a seven year old girl - and that she will come ...
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, family relations, life turned upside down, youth, friends, society, couples, student life, twentysomething life, student
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Little Traitor (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Based on the novel "Panther in the Basement" by the world-renowned author, Amos Oz, the movie takes place in Palestine in 1947, just a few months before Israel becomes a state. Proffy Liebowitz, a militant yet sensitive eleven year old ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, military, rebellion, man boy relationship, friends, state affairs, soldier, child protagonist, british military, teaching the ways of the world, coming of age, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1947, year 1977
Place: israel, middle east, jerusalem, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
That Championship Season (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: It started as a friendly meeting between 4 old buddies with their basketball coach and ended up in revealing the truth about their relationship. The meeting forces the five men to reveal their true identity, to be honest with each other for the ...
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: coach, basketball, buddies, ambition, contests and competitions, friends, sport team, introspection, haunted by the past, friendship, high school, father figure ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.2
 709
The Letter (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal, Spain
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A well-bred, lovely, spiritual, sad young woman marries an attentive physician who loves her. She feels affection but no love. Soon after, without design, she falls in love with Pedro Abrunhosa, a poet and performance artist. He also loves her. She ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: couples, unfulfillment, love and romance, moral dilemma, couple relations, unfulfilled love, fall in love, love triangle, singer, car accident, letter, nun ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.2
 9K
Julia (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: At the behest of an old and dear friend, playwright Lillian Hellman undertakes a dangerous mission to smuggle funds into Nazi Germany.
Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, factual, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, politics, political unrest, friends, writer's life, against the odds, female bonding, female protagonist, smuggling, fascism, culture clash, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, pre world war two, 1920s, 50s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, austria, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Sons and Lovers (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 96 min.
Story: During a weekend in a country house, young people eager for strong emotions end up switching partners and experimenting drugs.
Style: sexy, bleak, realistic, gloomy, sexual ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), drug abuse, couples, sexual relations, strong sexual content, couple relations, twentysomething life, life is a bitch, female nudity, male nudity, erotica, skinny dipping ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%