Movies like The Inheritors 1998

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The Inheritors (1998)
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The Inheritors (1998)
Original name: Die Siebtelbauern
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a small farming valley in Austria in the beginning of the 20th century a tyrannical farmer is found dead, and all the farmhands are relieved to be free of their tyrant. But the farmer was childless, so suddenly they all inherit the farm together. Now conflicts begin, as nobody is the boss and nobody has to obey.
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, serious, realistic, allegory
Plot: village life, village, murder, rape, farm, peasant, last will and testament, farm hand, crimes, vengeance, graphic violence, love and romance, manipulations, intrigue, manipulation, society, human nature, lifestyle, uninhibited rivalry, forced into action, self defense, heart disease, oppression, mountain village, love ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 19th century, 1900s, 1890s
Place: austria, europe, new york, america

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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 drinking, death, drinking alcohol, nudity (full frontal - brief), kiss, father son relationship and family relations mostly in Drama, Mystery and Crime genres. Some movies like The Inheritors: Werckmeister Harmonies (2000), Skin of Man, Heart of Beast (1999), Character (1997), The Castle (1997), The Serpent's Egg (1977). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Werckmeister Harmonies (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Hungary, Italy, Germany, France
Duration: 145 min.
Story: This story takes place in a small town on the Hungarian Plain. In a provincial town, which is surrounded with nothing else but frost. It is bitterly cold weather — without snow. Even in this bewildered cold hundreds of people are standing around ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, serious ...
Plot: philosophy, small town, delusion, musician, chaos, crimes, social relations, small town life, village life, danger, symbolism, whale ...
Time: 90s
Place: hungary, europe
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Skin of Man, Heart of Beast (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After fifteen years of absence, a man returns to his family. Five-year-old Aurelie watches the stranger arrive and develops an immediate affinity with him. Her older sister, however, is very suspicious of the intruder and certain that misfortune ...
Style: emotional, suspenseful, psychological, touching, tense ...
Plot: murder, mental illness, family relations, estrangement, family problems, youth, deadly, prostitute, haunted by the past, siblings relations, husband wife relationship, blood ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, algeria, alps, indochina
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Character (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 122 min.
Story: J.W. Katadreuffe is the son of Joba Katadreuffe and A.B. Drevenhaven. Though fully neglected by Joba, Dreverhaven ensures the succesfull career of his son. Mostly unseen, though he sues his son a few times. The son Katadreuffe succeeds, but at great ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: communism, loan, eviction, office, murder, family relations, chess, parents and children, love and romance, police investigation, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1900s, 1910s
Place: netherlands, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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The Castle (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Michael Haneke's adaptation of Franz Kafka's unfinished novel Das Schloss. K arrives in a remote village a stranger. In attempting to establish himself there, he enters the nightmarish world of the castle bureaucracy.
Style: allegory, surreal, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: village, bureaucracy, life is a bitch, social relations, palaces castles and temples, uninvited guest, society, village life, distopia, barmaid, falling in love, castle ...
Place: austria, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Serpent's Egg (1977)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The Serpent's Egg follows a week in the life of Abel Rosenberg, an out-of-work American circus acrobat living in poverty-stricken Berlin following Germany's defeat in World War I.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, clinic, unemployment, circus, suicide, life is a bitch, society, getting home, politics, rise to the top, alcohol abuse, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, pre world war two
Place: germany, sweden, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 186 min.
Story: The life inside a farm in Italy at the beginning of the century. Many poor country families live there, and the owner pays them by their productivity. One of the families has a very clever child. They decide to send him to school instead of make him ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, touching, serious, contemplative
Plot: school, countryside, village, farm, peasant, clergy, life is a bitch, family life, parents and children, master and servant, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, 90s, turn of the century ...
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The White Ribbon (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Canada
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years just before World War I, which seem to be ritual punishment. The abused and suppressed children of the villagers seem to be at the heart of this mystery.
Style: disturbing, psychological, thought provoking, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: sexual abuse, child abuse, punishment, physical appearance, family secret, domestic violence, death, torture, cruelty, innocence, priest, doctor ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914, pre world war one
Place: germany, europe, italy, northern germany
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68%
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Class Trip (1998)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A schoolboy Nicholas always worries about something. When he goes on a school skiing trip, all his visions and nightmares take him over.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, gloomy, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, coming of age, friendship, teenage life, parents and children, friends, babies and infants, youth, deadly, crimes, danger, mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Cafe Society (1995)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: New York 1952. Mickey Jelke inherits a big sum of money and spends his nights in Manhattan, painting the city red. Night after night, he can be found in one Broadway bar or the other, in the company of disreputable persons like pimps and ...
Style: neo noir, sexual, serious, realistic, sexy ...
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Time: 50s, 1950s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Mysteries of Lisbon (2010)
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Country: Portugal, France
Duration: 272 min.
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Style: captivating, realistic, serious, atmospheric, epic ...
Plot: intrigue, forbidden love, aristocracy, heir heiress, orphan, heir, self discovery, love and romance, society, dishonesty, love affair, vengeance ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Waterland (1992)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, psychological, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: high school, teacher, haunted by the past, self discovery, teachers and students, couples, power relations, couple relations, introspection, pregnancy, murder, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 1920s, 1910s, 1940s
Place: england, pittsburgh, europe, london, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Three Brothers (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In a farmhouse in southern Italy, an old woman dies. Her husband summons their sons: from Rome, Raffaele, a judge facing a political case for which he risks assassination; from Naples, the religious and ideological Rocco, a counselor at a ...
Style: gloomy, touching, emotional, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: family relations, hopes, mafia, funeral, death, terrorism, social worker, estrangement, family problems, farm, siblings relations, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, turin italy, rome italy, naples italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A wealthy Italian household is turned upside down when a handsome stranger (Terence Stamp) arrives, makes love to every family member and then disappears. Each has an epiphany of sorts, but none can figure out who the seductive visitor was or why he ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, realistic, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: family relations, village, miraculous event, stranger, visitor, family problems, unfulfillment, introspection, suburbs, innocence lost, nosy, dull life ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Reckoning (2002)
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Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: atmospheric, bleak, psychological, twists and turns, scenic ...
Plot: mystery, redemption, murder, medieval, monk, priest, village, infidelity, theatrical troupe, society, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Equus (1977)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A psychiatrist, Martin Dysart, investigates the savage blinding of six horses with a metal spike in a stable in Hampshire, England. The atrocity was committed by an unassuming seventeen-year-old stable boy named Alan Strang, the only son of an ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
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Time: 20th century, 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Wetherby (1985)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
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Time: 80s
Place: yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Sophie, a quiet and shy maid working for the upper-class family Lelievre, hides her illiteracy under the cloak of a perfect household and obedience. She finds a friend in the energetic and uncompromising postmaster Jeanne, who encourages her to ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, suspenseful, clever, suspense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Death in Granada (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, France, Puerto Rico, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A journalist starts an investigation into the disappearance of famed poet and political agitator, Garcia Lorca, who disappeared in the early days of the Spanish Civil War in the the 1930's.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: murder, investigation, injustice, fascism, dishonesty, against humanity, crimes, artists and showbiz, journalism, society, life is a bitch, writer's life ...
Time: 50s, 1930s, 30s, 1950s, 1960s ...
Place: spain, europe, puerto rico, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Humanity (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 141 min.
Story: When an 11-year-old girl is brutally raped and murdered in a quiet French village, a police detective who has forgotten how to feel emotions--because of the death of his own family in some kind of accident--investigates the crime, which turns out to ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, psychological, disturbing, bleak ...
Audience: kids
Plot: small town, murder, sexual abuse, performer's life, social relations, law enforcement, society, crimes, deadly, love and romance, police investigation, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
I Love Your Work (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A fictional movie star, Gray Evans, goes through the disintegration of his marriage, his gradual mental breakdown, and his increasing obsession with a young film student who reminds Gray of his own life before becoming famous. A dark psychological ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: obsession, self defense, actor's life, couples, showbiz, ambition, desire for fame, losing-it hero, rise and fall, lifestyle, midlife crisis, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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The Walker (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An escort who caters to Washington D.C.'s society ladies becomes involved in a murder case.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, contemplative ...
Plot: murder, investigation, politics, lobbyist, state affairs, hypocrisy, false accusation, dishonesty, crimes, law enforcement, husband wife relationship, bartender ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, washington d.c., virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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One Deadly Summer (1983)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 133 min.
Story: In spring 1976, a 19-year-old beauty, her German-born mother, and her crippled father move to the town of a firefighter nicknamed Pin-Pon. Everyone notices the provocative Eliane. She singles out Pin-Pon and soon is crying on his shoulder ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, bleak, sexual, sexy ...
Plot: village, small town, wedding, family relations, murder, sensuality, breast feeding, small town life, vengeance, gang rape, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 80s, 70s, year 1976, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: europe, france, south of france, southern france, provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Amy Foster (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The film tells the story of Russian emigree and the only survivor from ship crash Yanko Goorall and servant Amy Foster in the end of 19th century. When Yanko enters a farm sick and hungry after the shipwreck, everyone is afraid of him, except for ...
Style: captivating, touching, scenic, romantic, emotional ...
Plot: beautiful scenery, countryside, fall in love, social differences, human nature, society, sea disaster, sea, ship, chess, prejudice, xenophobia ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1880s
Place: england, europe, cornwall, wales, hamburg germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Feast of July (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: After an abandoned young woman in late 19th Century England is taken in by a rural couple with three handsome sons, tragic consequences result.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, intense, talky ...
Plot: pregnancy, soldier, family relations, tragic hero, down on your luck, couple relations, wartime life, love triangle, family life, parents and children, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: england, europe, dublin ireland, israel, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Siberian Lady Macbeth (1962)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In what might be termed Russo-Shakespearean noir, a ruthless woman's adulterous affair with a drifter sets in motion a chain-reaction of murder and deception in a remote village in 19th Century Mtsensk.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: family relations, infidelity, murder, love triangle, intrigue, love affair, couple relations, boss and employee, social differences, countryside, graphic violence, strong female presence ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia, siberia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Secrets of the Heart (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Javi and his friend Carlos visit an old house on the outskirts of a small Spanish village. According to his brother Juan this is a haunted house and one can hear the voices of the dead. Later he is intrigued with a room which is always closed (the ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, emotional
Plot: friendship, village, family relations, social relations, coming of age, love and romance, youth, dealing with death, ghost, parents and children, village life, family life ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Indian Runner (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: An intensely sad film about two brothers who cannot overcome their opposite perceptions of life. One brother sees and feels bad in everyone and everything, subsequently he is violent, antisocial and unable to appreciate or enjoy the good things ...
Style: psychological, realistic, emotional, rough, serious ...
Plot: small town, pregnancy, vietnam war, human nature, family problems, brother brother relationship, vandalism, arson, murder, crime, crimes, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, ohio, vietnam, asia, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Rowing with the Wind (1988)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the summer of 1816, Percy Shelley, his mistress Mary, and her stepsister Claire visit Lord Byron at Lake Geneva. Byron challenges each to write a horror story, and Mary begins her novel, Frankenstein. She imagines the monster becoming real, and ...
Style: serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: family relations, estate, intrigue, friendship, writer's life, dangerous animal, love and romance, on the run, graphic violence, ocean, sexual content, ocean or sea ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: italy, switzerland, europe, geneva switzerland, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%