Movies like Hunger 1966

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Hunger (1966)
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Hunger (1966)
Original name: Sult
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In 1890, Pontus, the starving writer, wanders the streets of Christiania, in search of love and a chance to get his work published. All he meets is defeat and suffering while his sense of reality is withering. One moment he is delighted and the next he curses everybody. All the time he manages to maintain human dignity and pride.
Style: psychological, touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: hopes, unemployment, writers, hunger, writing, dark humor, on the road, writer's life, life is a bitch, obsessive quest, artists and showbiz, society, charity, unfulfillment, love, sex, dog, survival, thief, ship, genius, money, police, food, obsession ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: norway, europe, denmark, oslo norway

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about society, family relations, drinking alcohol, drinking, hopes, life is a bitch and love mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Hunger: Providence (1977), Katie Tippel (1975), America America (1963), The Keys to the House (2004), Babette's Feast (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Providence (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Clive Langham (Sir John Gielgud) spends one tormenting night in his bed suffering from health problems and thinking up a story based on his relatives. He is a bitter man and he shows, through flashbacks, how spiteful, conniving and treacherous his ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, aging, family relations, father son relationship, terminal illness, alcohol abuse, parents and children, human nature, couple relations, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, writer's life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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Katie Tippel (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the late 19th century, a young woman moves to Amsterdam with her family and tries to make a living. Preyed upon by various men, she nonetheless rises in society.
Style: serious, realistic, sexy, contemplative, touching ...
Plot: prostitute, sexual abuse, family relations, strong sexual content, couples, power relations, rich and poor, parents and children, sexual relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), society, lifestyle ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1880s
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland
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America America (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: A young Anatolian Greek, entrusted with his family's fortune, loses it en route to Istanbul and dreams of going to America
Style: captivating, touching, atmospheric, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: immigrants, greek, american dream, bribery, hopes, poverty, armenian, down on your luck, misfit, society, follow your dream, romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: turkey, greece, ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, manhattan new york city ...
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67%
The Keys to the House (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Meeting his handicapped son for the first time, a young father attempts to forge a relationship with the teenager.
Style: serious, psychological, touching, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: human nature, hospital, disability, parents and children, self discovery, single parent, estrangement, teenage life, redemption, hopes, family relations, suffering ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy, germany, europe, norway, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Babette's Feast (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The guest, a General at the Swedish court, is not related to the sister, but, as a callow young man, was in love with her, but chose his military career over happiness with her. His aunt is a member of the religious community. He is the one who, ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: cooking, aging, elderly, cooking and food, eccentric family, siblings relations, birthday, maid, lottery, family relations, lifestyle, refugee ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1870s, 1830s, 18th century
Place: denmark, france, europe, paris france, stockholm sweden
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60%
The Scrounger (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A pimp with no other means to provide for himself finds his life spiralling out of control when his prostitute is sent to prison.
Style: neorealism, realistic, serious, psychological, rough ...
Plot: prostitute, unemployment, poverty, pimp, robbery, life is a bitch, family relations, dishonesty, criminal heroes, downfall, neo realism, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, post world war two, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: italy, rome italy, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Au Hasard Balthazar (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Sweden
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story of a mistreated donkey and the people around him. A study on saintliness and a sister piece to Bresson's Mouchette.
Style: stylized, thought provoking, touching, atmospheric, contemplative ...
Plot: family relations, purity, cruelty, transcendence, submission, redemption, friendship, donkey, misery, merciless, parents and children, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, sexy, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: hotel, female masturbation, lesbian, dysfunctional family, female orgasm, terminal illness, desire, sister sister relationship, travel, rage, lesbianism, incest ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: europe, sweden, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, touching, serious, meditative ...
Plot: immigrants, working class, father son relationship, youth, poverty, farm, life is a bitch, parents and children, island, misfit, family relations, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1890s
Place: denmark, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Landscape in the Mist (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, France, Italy
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Road movie about two children searching for their father who is supposed to live in Germany. Their obsession for this father figure will take them to the boundaries between childhood and adolescence.
Style: serious, touching, rough, realistic, contemplative
Plot: family relations, soldier, on the road, life is a bitch, human nature, siblings relations, youth, mother daughter relationship, bus, father daughter relationship, fear, storytelling ...
Time: 80s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Jerome (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jerome is a day in the life of a dreamer. Wade Hampton has found himself trapped by responsibility and lack of understanding by those closest to him. As a result, Wade simply leaves his old life with the idea of fulfilling a repressed dream of ...
Style: touching, psychological, emotional, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: desert, on the road, factory, love and romance, hopes, unlikely criminals, lovers on the run, unemployment, small town, small town life, family in crisis, workplace romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona, usa
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46%
First, Last and Deposit (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Thirteen-year-old Tessa (Jessica White) faces more than the usual tribulations of adolescence. When bad times hit, she and her mother find themselves living on the streets. The injustice of poverty is emphasized by the fact that Tessa's school ...
Style: rough, touching, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, parents and children, teenage life, working class, kids in trouble, youth, society, family relations, eviction, school, survival, urban ghetto ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california
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43%
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Sofie (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Duration: 146 min.
Story: From 1886 to 1907 in the life of Sofie, a Jew in Copenhagen who is nearly 29, with no marital prospects, living with her loving parents
Style: contemplative, emotional, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: family problems, family relations, unfulfillment, dishonesty, love and romance, crumbling marriage, hopes, society, nudity (full frontal - brief), strong female presence, sexual content, religions or cults ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: europe, denmark
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42%
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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, thought provoking, atmospheric, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: suicide, priest, faith, winter, pastor, midlife crisis, isolation, small town, clergy, unfulfillment, dishonesty, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden, eastern europe, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Redwood Highway (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Marie, a reluctant resident of a retirement community in Southern Oregon, decides to walk 80 miles down the Redwood Highway to see the ocean for the first time in 45 years.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, feel good, sentimental
Plot: on the road, family relations, obsessive quest, estrangement, introspection, haunted by the past, escapades, parents and children, redemption, strong female presence, hopes, golden years ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pacific ocean, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Designated Mourner (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jack and Judy are husband and wife, and Howard is Judys father. They live in some fictional undemocratic and repressive country, and tell us a story about their lives, mostly from Jack's point of view.
Style: talky, suspense, biting, tense, serious ...
Plot: prison, distopia, survival, couple relations, politics, writer's life, life is a bitch, society, journalism, dealing with death, couples, poetry ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, future
Place: england, london, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, bittersweet, unfulfillment, writer's life, student, writers, neighbor, love, poem, language learning, unemployment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chile, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Almayer's Folly (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A tale of an occidental merchant, Kaspar Almayer, whose dreams of riches for his beloved daughter, Nina, collapse under the weight of his own greed and prejudice.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: parents and children, obsession, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, tragic hero, society, family relations, racism, ambition, hopes, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Evil (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Stockholm, the fifties. Though academically bright, violent pupil Erik Ponti is expelled from his state school with the headmaster’s words “there’s only one word for people like you – evil… what you need is a good thrashing, and more”. ...
Style: psychological, rough, disturbing, touching, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bully, rebellion, rebelliousness, corporal punishment, friendship, life is a bitch, violence, humiliation, private school, youth, lifestyle, boarding school life ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe, stockholm sweden
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37%
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Jerusalem (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland
Duration: 168 min.
Story: Members of a devout Christian congregation try to start a new life in Palestine.
Style: gloomy, touching, epic, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: family relations, religions or cults, hopes, love and romance, escapades, obsessive quest, society, romance, bittersweet, village, village life, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 19th century
Place: sweden, holy land, europe, middle east, palestine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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A Simple Heart (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Unable to forget her first love, Félicité, a simple and kind maid, devotes herself completely to her new master, Mathilde Aubain. As the passing of time doesn't heal her wounds, she gives love to all those who surround her: Mathilde's ...
Style: serious, sentimental, emotional, touching, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: servant, family relations, hopes, social differences, friendship, master and servant, family life, unfulfilled love, introspection, friends, power relations, bittersweet ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Liam (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany, France, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A morality tale of xenophobia, religious prejudice, mob violence, poverty, and their effect on two children in Liverpool during the Depression. When a shipyard closes, Liam and Teresa's dad loses his job. Liam, who's about 8, making his ...
Style: touching, bleak, sincere, emotional, depressing ...
Plot: working class, unemployment, domestic violence, sin, anti semitism, life is a bitch, youth, society, parents and children, family in crisis, family problems, fascism ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, ireland, united kingdom, liverpool ...
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36%
Oslo, August 31st (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Denmark, Sweden
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: thought provoking, serious, touching, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: suicide attempt, old friends, starting over, hopes, life is a bitch, rehabilitation, drugs/alcohol, thirtysomething life, identity crisis, introspection, loneliness, suicide ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oslo norway, norway, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Christ Stopped at Eboli (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 150 min.
Story: In the fascist Italy of 1935, a painter trained as a doctor is exiled to a remote region near Eboli. Over time, he learns to appreciate the beauty and wisdom of the peasants, and to overcome his isolation.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: fascism, politics, village, social relations, society, hopes, state affairs, life is a bitch, fighting the system, rebellion, against humanity, military ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, year 1936, year 1935
Place: italy, europe, new york, sicily, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Boy Eating the Bird's Food (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The astonishing debut feature from Greek filmmaker Ektoras Lygizos updates Knut Hamsun's classic 1890 novel Hunger to the modern day, as it follows an alienated young man desperately trying to survive on the streets of Athens.
Style: stylized, sincere, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: life is a bitch, unemployment, society, down on your luck, poverty, starvation, canary, male objectification, orgasm, erection, erotica, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece
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33%
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Distant (2002)
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 ...
Style: bleak, psychological, touching, sincere, lyrical ...
Plot: unemployment, loneliness, family relations, recession, love and romance, introspection, looking for love, down on your luck, human nature, society, male female relationship, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, middle east, istanbul turkey, tokyo, paris france ...
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32%
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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, uplifting, contemplative ...
Plot: mother in law son in law relationship, pregnancy, hospital, human nature, parents and children, love and romance, loneliness, society, dog, drinking alcohol, drinking, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, andalusia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Letter to the King (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 75 min.
Story: In Letter to the King we meet a group of refugees, all with their own agendas, on an excursion to Oslo. A young man about to be deported visits his former employers to collect his off-the-books salary, a martial arts expert is looking for work, a ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: refugee, love, revenge, life is a bitch, dishonesty, social misfits, hopes, misfit, society, redemption, human nature, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway
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32%
After the Wedding (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, UK, Norway
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A manager of an orphanage in India is sent to Copenhagen, Denmark, where he discovers a life-altering family secret.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: wedding, marriage, poverty, family relations, wealth, orphanage, millionaire, family, family problems, family secret, hopes, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, copenhagen, india, copenhagen denmark
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31%
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Viridiana (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Viridiana, a young nun about to take her final vows, pays a visit to her widowed uncle at the request of her Mother Superior.
Style: cynical, controversial, thought provoking, surreal, atmospheric ...
Plot: dwarf, satire, nun, idealism, charity, mother superior, convent, orphan, newcomer, oath, lie, guilt ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe
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31%