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Fear of Fear (1975)
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Fear of Fear (1975)
Original name: Angst vor der Angst
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After having her second child, a German housewife suffers from post-partum depression before inexplicably falling into a continually misdiagnosed mental state, befuddling her relatives.
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, realistic, disturbing
Plot: fashion, tragic love, life is a bitch, love and romance, mental illness, addiction, infidelity, destructive relationship, dysfunctional family, family problems, couples, lifestyle, losing-it hero, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, family in crisis, nosy, mental health, mental breakdown, pregnancy, schizophrenia, depression, psychiatrist, alcohol abuse, baby ...
Time: 70s
Place: west germany

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and gloomy films with plots about couples, unfulfillment, family problems, crumbling marriage, couple relations, infidelity and love and romance mostly in Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Fear of Fear: Martha (1974), I Only Want You to Love Me (1976), Chinese Roulette (1976), Mother Kusters Goes to Heaven (1975), The Stationmaster's Wife (1977). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Martha (1974)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: West Germany
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A single woman in her early thirties, Martha (Margit Carstensen) is on vacation with her father in Europe when he has a heart attack and falls down dead...
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: domination, manipulation, couples, honeymoon, marriage, violence against women, marital abuse, obsession, dark humor, family problems, fashion, paralysis ...
Time: 70s
Place: germany, rome italy
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95%
I Only Want You to Love Me (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of the young man Peter, who grew up during the economic miracle, bereft of parental care and love. Learning early on that interpersonal relationships are based on the principles of exchange or purchase, he abides by these rules and gives ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, couples, society, crimes, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, mentally unstable, unlikely criminals, looking for love, down on your luck, small town, murder ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, germany, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Chinese Roulette (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A husband and wife lie to each other about their weekend travel plans, only to both show up at the family's country house with their lovers.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, bleak
Plot: infidelity, game, mute, castle, love and romance, mute or deaf, mind game, couple relations, parents and children, sexual relations, teenage life, disability ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Mother Kusters Goes to Heaven (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Frau Kusters is preparing dinner late one seemingly ordinary afternoon in her seemingly ordinary kitchen in Frankfurt, Germany. Mrs. Kusters wants to add canned sausages to the stew, her annoying daughter-in-law thinks otherwise. The point, we soon ...
Style: biting, cynical, thought provoking, suspense, serious ...
Plot: politics, death of father, working class, class differences, suicide, widow, media manipulation, communist, social differences, dark humor, injustice, factory worker ...
Time: 70s
Place: germany, europe, frankfurt germany, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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The Stationmaster's Wife (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 201 min.
Story: The lackluster and plodding Bolweiser has the (mis)fortune to be married to the town's siren; his trusting nature leads him into serious trouble when she beds nearly every available guy.
Style: sexual, realistic, semi serious, sexy
Plot: couples, love and romance, dishonesty, unfulfillment, betrayal, gays and lesbians, crumbling marriage, love triangle, sexual relations, destructive relationship, couple relations, lovers reunited ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The Merchant of Four Seasons (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Hans is a street fruit peddler and born-loser. His choice of career upsets his bourgeois family, causing him to turn to drinking and violence. After recovering from a debilitating heart attack, his business finally begins to take off. However the ...
Style: psychological, gloomy, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, family relations, couples, obsession, embezzlement, infidelity, couple relations, destructive relationship, forbidden love, parents and children, dishonesty, unfulfillment ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 50s
Place: morocco, germany, bavaria, munich germany, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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, thought provoking, serious, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: aging, dysfunctional family, family relations, father son relationship, terminal illness, alcohol abuse, crumbling marriage, writer's life, unfulfillment, parents and children, human nature, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.1
 305
The Weekend (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marian and John Kerr are expecting an old friend, Lyle for a weekend visit to their beautiful upstate New York home. Emotions run high since it is the one-year anniversary of the death of John's brother, the handsome and charismatic Tony, who ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, touching, emotional ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, pregnancy, terminal illness, family in crisis, love affair, haunted by the past, parents and children, lovers reunited, midlife crisis, performer's life, unfulfillment, gender ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Particles of Truth (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Life, love, and the fear of failing... Lilli Black, battling her painful memories and the secrets surrounding her dying father, collides into the complicated and obsessive life of Morrison Wiley on the streets of New York City. This peculiar love ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, gloomy
Plot: couples, life is a bitch, introspection, family relations, family life, human nature, estrangement, family problems, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, mental illness, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.9
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X, Y and Zee (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The venomous and amoral wife of a wealthy architect tries, any way she can, to break up the blossoming romance between her husband and his new mistress; a good-natured young widow who holds a dark past.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, emotional
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, adultery, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, couples, haunted by the past, romance, husband wife relationship, other woman, nudity (full frontal - brief), dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Why Does Herr R. Run Amok? (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Herr Raab is a technical draftsman. His wife pushes him to seek a promotion, which may be a long shot after he gives a dull and tipsy toast at an office dinner. But why would Herr Raab run amok?
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: family relations, couples, murder, married couple, colleague, uxoricide, dishonesty, crimes, unfulfillment, unlikely criminals, society, losing-it hero ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.9
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Betty (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When Betty is caught en flagrante, her bourgeois in-laws and husband force a divorce settlement upon her and bar her from seeing her two daughters. She is rescued from an alcoholic stupor by Laure, a middle-aged woman who takes Betty to her hotel ...
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, gloomy, sexual ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, performer's life, couples, family problems, hotel, down on your luck, dysfunctional family, infidelity, friendship, destructive relationship, human nature, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, paris france, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.0
 487
Limbo (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Trinidad and Tobago
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Sonia arrives in Trinidad with her two children to join her husband Jo who is working as an oil engineer. On the surface she lives a life of luxury in a large houses with servants. The days are uneventful and blend together into an everlasting ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: couples, family problems, infidelity, introspection, social relations, dishonesty, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, monastery, strong female presence, school, children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
We Were the Mulvaneys (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Based on the novel by the same name, We Were the Mulvaneys is a sensitive portrayal of one family's journey as they face conflict, fear, tragedy and ultimately, themselves.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, bleak ...
Plot: family relations, family life, couples, family problems, love and romance, life is a bitch, family in crisis, alcohol abuse, loneliness, brother brother relationship, fear, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
From the Life of the Marionettes (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, Austria
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: realistic, serious, psychological, disturbing, bleak
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Time: 70s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
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Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: connecticut, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Happy Ending (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The triumphs and failures of middle age as seen through the eyes of runaway American housewife Mary Wilson (Jean Simmons), a woman who believes that ultimate reality exists above and beyond the routine procedures of conscious, uninspired, everyday ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, suspenseful, touching ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Abraham's Valley (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal, Switzerland
Duration: 187 min.
Story: Ema is a very attractive but innocent girl, so pretty that cars crash in her presence. Young marries Dr. Carlo Paiva, who she is not attracted to, but is her father's friend. They move to the Valley of Abraham. Carlo loves her, but decides to ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: destructive relationship, infidelity, love affair, couple relations, introspection, obsession, unfulfilled love, social differences, family problems, couples, unfulfillment, obsessive quest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Signs & Wonders (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Greece
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Under the influence of signs and premonitions, a man allows himself to veer in and out of a love affair with his colleague.
Style: serious, realistic, clever, emotional, suspense ...
Plot: infidelity, life turned upside down, introspection, love affair, love triangle, family problems, couples, destructive relationship, couple relations, midlife crisis, dysfunctional family, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: sweden, greece, germany, france, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.5
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Most High (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Julius (Marty Sader) loses his girlfriend, his job and the life of his pseudo father, Jack, his itch for a "quick fix" suffocates his ambitions and takes him on a trip through the disturbing addiction of crystal meth. Julius confides ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, psychological, bleak ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Surrender, Dorothy (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When her daughter Sara unexpectedly passes away, Natalie retreats to the summer home where she and Sara used to visit. Time with her best friends and some of Sara's friends help her deal with her loss.
Style: serious, touching, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, family problems, dysfunctional family, tragic love, homecoming, best friends, couples, haunted by the past, parents and children, life is a bitch, orphan, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Fire Within (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Alain Leroy is a recovering alcoholic who decides to end his life, but first decides to visit his friends in Paris one last time, in an attempt at finding a reason to continue living.
Style: bleak, gloomy, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, rehabilitation, addiction, midlife crisis, dysfunctional family, melancholy, loneliness, doctors and patients, introspection, destructive relationship, clinic, redemption ...
Time: 60s, 1920s
Place: paris france, france, europe, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 616
Hunger Point (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Meet the Hunters your typical all-American family: two committed parents and two lovely daughters. However, looks can be deceiving because this family is plagued by the nit-picking comments of an overzealous mother determined to keep her daughters ...
Style: psychological, serious, touching, emotional, realistic
Plot: self harm, dysfunctional family, family relations, mental institution, obsession, family problems, life is a bitch, physical appearance, mental illness, parents and children, family in crisis, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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We Won't Grow Old Together (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Jean has been married to Francoise for years, but his relationship with his wife has been all but over for a long time. She's hardly ever around, always traveling to Russia for work, and she drifts in and out of the film as well, reflecting the ...
Style: talky, tense, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couples, breakup, dysfunctional marriage, marital problem, family problems, disintegration, love and romance, unfulfillment, romance, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, infidelity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Dancing in the Dark (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Via the New York Times: "To all outward appearances, Edna Cormick (Martha Henry) is the perfect housewife.... She's married to a man who'll stand up in public and say, "This is my wife," so that there'll be no confusion ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: mental illness, hospital, murder, infidelity, family relations, couples, family problems, graphic violence, couple relations, feminism, love affair, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Pumpkin Eater (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The study of a marriage. Jo has five children and husband number two when she meets writer Jake Armitage. She leaves this husband to marry Jake, and his career takes off. A few years and at least one child later, Jo is deeply depressed, breaking ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, touching, psychological ...
Plot: marriage, strong female presence, couples, breakup, family problems, love and romance, hopes, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, dishonesty, mentally unstable, unsupportive spouse ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.0
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The Baby Maker (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Tish Gray had a baby and gave it up for adoption. She is contacted by a second childless couple who want her to have the husband's baby because of the wife's inability to have children. She accepts but finds that knowing the parents, and ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional, suspense
Audience: girls' night
Plot: surrogate mother, pregnancy, infidelity, love triangle, psychedelia, hippie, family relations, family problems, estrangement, couples, family in crisis, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1970
Place: beverly hills, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Desperate Characters (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: With wit and real wisdom, Desperate Characters brilliantly examines the life of two disillusioned New Yorkers as they struggle to come to grips with the "normal" life with which they can no longer cope. Featuring powerful performances by ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, psychological, touching ...
Plot: translator, forced sex, human nature, city life, couple relations, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, unsupportive spouse, life is a bitch, family relations, family problems, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.0
 579
Mine Alone (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A women meets a charming man and falls in love, they get married and start a family. As they age and have children, the man's becomes violent and abusive.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, psychological, bleak
Plot: pregnancy, family relations, fall in love, family problems, couples, crumbling marriage, best friends, love and romance, life is a bitch, babies and infants, parents and children, abusive husband ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.4
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Return to Zero (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a successful couple, Maggie and Aaron who are preparing for the arrival of their first child.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, gloomy
Plot: life turned upside down, couple relations, family problems, couples, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, pregnancy, infidelity, adultery, drunkenness, death of child, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%