Movies like Melancholia 1989

If you like "Melancholia" you are looking for movies about / with german, telephone call, paranoia, torturer, art critic, comrade and moral dilemma themes of Crime, Drama and Thriller genre shot in UK or West Germany.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
Save
this
list

to
Melancholia (1989)
 6.0
 65
Melancholia
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Art critic Krabbé, a German ex-pat living in London, is confronted by his radical 1960s past when he's asked to assassinate a Chilean murderer who is on a visit to London. Krabbé's anti-hero is spot on and his increasing struggle with his identity convincing. Engel's intelligent and visually engaging thriller breaks a few rules while still relishing the dynamics of the mystery genre. While the feel of Melancholia is generally downbeat, such a fresh and intelligent thriller is certainly something to celebrate.
Plot: german, telephone call, paranoia, torturer, art critic, comrade, moral dilemma, internal monologue, discussion, terrorist group, assassination, depression, war criminal, politics, doctor
Place: chile
The list contains the best and most popular movies with the same themes ordered by rating. Click "View All" button to show all items.
The Lives of Others
Drama, Thriller
Germany
137 min.
 8.4
I as in Icarus
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
France
120 min.
 8.0
Choose a movie to watch from relevant lists of films. Click "View All" button to show all collections.

Most similar movies to Melancholia

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and tense films with plots about paranoia, telephone call, dialogue, secrets, corruption, twists & turns and mentor mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Melancholia: The Boys from Brazil (1978), A Most Wanted Man (2014), Marathon Man (1976), The Lives of Others (2006), The Bedford Incident (1965). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Subscribe for new and better recommendations:
The Boys from Brazil
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Nazi hunter Ezra Lieberman discovers a sinister and bizarre plot to rekindle the Third Reich.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, tense, serious, rough ...
Plot: chase, mad scientist, investigation, cloning, jungle, nazi, conspiracy, murder, death, nazis, clones, jews ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: paraguay, europe, germany, pennsylvania, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   88%
 
A Most Wanted Man
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg and becomes a person of interest for a covert government team which tracks the movements of potential terrorists.
Style: tense, atmospheric, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: espionage, surveillance, terrorism, spy, investigation, islam, lawyer, secret service, immigrants, manipulation, spies, politics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: germany, middle east, hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   75%
    User:   84%
 
 7.5
 51K
Marathon Man
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A graduate student and obsessive runner in New York is drawn into a mysterious plot involving his brother, a member of the secretive Division.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, espionage, conspiracy, betrayal, nazi, torture, paranoia, violence, greed, murder, kidnapping, revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, paris france, uruguay, arc de triomphe paris ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   75%
    User:   66%
 
Movie in collections
The Lives of Others
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A tragic love story set in East Berlin with the backdrop of an undercover Stasi controlled culture. Stasi captain Wieler is ordered to follow author Dreyman and plunges deeper and deeper into his life until he reaches the threshold of doubting the ...
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: voyeurism, surveillance, communism, cold war, corruption, german, politics, paranoia, morality, redemption, suicide, blackmail ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1984, 1990s
Place: germany, east germany, europe, german democratic republic, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   69%
 
The Bedford Incident
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Richard Widmark plays a hardened cold-war warrior and captain of the American destroyer USS Bedford. Sidney Poitier is a reporter given permission to interview the captain during a routine patrol. Poitier gets more than he bargained for when the ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, psychological, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, cold war, war, obsession, ship, race against time, nuclear war, surveillance, weapons, russian, nuclear, paranoia ...
Time: 1960s
Place: atlantic ocean, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   55%
 
The Day of the Jackal
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An international assassin known as ‘The Jackal’ is employed by disgruntled French generals to kill President Charles de Gaulle, with a dedicated gendarme on the assassin's trail.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, exciting, tense, twists and turns ...
Plot: assassin, assassination, hitman, police investigation, serial killer, politics, conspiracy, espionage, murder, chase, investigation, president ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1963, 1960s
Place: france, europe, paris france, big ben london, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   48%
 
I as in Icarus
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The film's plot is based on the Kennedy assassination and subsequent investigation. The film begins with the assassination of President Marc Jarry, who is about to be inaugurated for a second six-year term of office. Henri Volney, state ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, disturbing, political drama
Plot: assassination, dedicated lawyer, witnessing a crime, political conspiracy, conspiracy, legal investigation, investigation, uncover truth, political corruption, fighting the system, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   60%
 
Movie in collections
politics movies
politics
2953
doctor movies
doctor
3860
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: British agent Alec Leamas refuses to come in from the cold war during the 1960s, choosing to face another mission, which may prove to be his final one.
Style: bleak, talky, realistic, clever, serious ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, betrayal, spy, drinking, spies, secret agents, secrets, brainwashing, moral ambiguity, surveillance, greed ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: england, london, east germany, europe, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   50%
 
The American Friend
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Tom Ripley, who deals in forged art, suggests a picture framer he knows would make a good hit man.
Style: suspenseful, serious, meditative, enigmatic, bleak ...
Plot: assassination, murder, gangsters, neo noir, hitman, cult, crime, friendship, artist, crimes, loneliness, noir ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: texas, west germany, hamburg germany, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   53%
 
 7.1
 84K
Runaway Jury
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A juror on the inside and a woman on the outside manipulate a court trial involving a major gun manufacturer.
Style: suspense, clever, tense, surprise ending, serious ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, lawyer, corruption, surveillance, manipulation, conspiracy, justice, chase, court, revenge, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, san francisco, ohio, indiana, cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   56%
 
The Fifth Estate
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, India, Belgium
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A look at the relationship between WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and his early supporter and eventual colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg, and how the website's growth and influence led to an irreparable rift between the two friends.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: internet, journalism, politics, corruption, surveillance, betrayal, censorship, against the rules, hacking, justice, free speech, technology ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010, year 2007, year 2011 ...
Place: europe, cairo egypt, germany, paris france, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   55%
 
 6.3
 85K
The American
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Dispatched to a small Italian town to await further orders, assassin Jack embarks on a double life that may be more relaxing than is good for him.
Style: stylized, tense, suspense, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: assassination, assassin, betrayal, hitman, loneliness, prostitute, paranoia, chase, espionage, violence, gunfight, guilt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, sweden, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   43%
 
 4.8
 63
Flick
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Jack Flinter is skating on thin ice. Known to his friends as "Flick", he is drifting through life, dealing a bit of hash, drinking and screwing around. His girlfriend Alice has had enough. His friend and business partner Des is strung out, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, disturbing, rough
Plot: crime, gangsters, juvenile delinquency, drug dealing, going straight, addiction, police corruption, crimes, criminal heroes, chaos and mayhem, drug abuse, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   51%
 
Movie in collections
 6.4
 28K
Compliance
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sandra is the manager at a fast-food restaurant, and Becky is her teenaged counter girl who really needs the job. One stressful day, a police officer telephones and accuses Becky of stealing money from a customer’s purse, which Becky vehemently ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: workplace, investigation, manipulation, police investigation, human nature, surveillance, boss and employee, stupidity, false accusation, brainwashing, sexual abuse, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   56%
 
 7.2
 4K
Hell
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Paul, an irritable and stressed-out hotel manager, begins to gradually develop paranoid delusions about his wife's infidelity...
Style: psychological, serious, gloomy, enigmatic, cerebral ...
Plot: obsession, infidelity, insanity, adultery, paranoia, hotel, marriage, mentally unstable, murder, psychology, crumbling marriage, art ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   43%
 
Sicario: Day of the Soldado
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 122 min.
Story: FBI agent Matt Graver teams up with operative Alejandro Gillick to prevent Mexican drug cartels from smuggling terrorists across the U.S. border.
Style: surprise ending, suspense
Plot: brutality, corruption, violence, cartel, explosion, sign language, rescue, cia, neo-noir, bilingualism, moral dilemma, u.s. mexico border ...
Time: 2010s
Place: texas, mexico, somalia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   40%
 
 7.6
 170K
The Impossible
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In December 2004, close-knit family Maria, Henry and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand. But the day after Christmas, the idyllic holiday turns into an incomprehensible nightmare when a terrifying roar rises from the depths of ...
Style: touching, suspense, realistic, heartbreaking, emotional ...
Plot: survival, natural disaster, tsunami, family bonds, family, courage, tragedy, family in danger, tragic event, hospital, chaos and mayhem, children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2004
Place: thailand, asia, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   41%
 
Death of a President
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A fictional investigative documentary looks back on the "assassination" of George W. Bush and attempts to answer the question of who committed the murder. Perhaps less morbid and disturbing to watch now than during Bush's presidency, ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: politics, assassination, secret service, terrorism, assassin, murder, death, investigation, crime, president, world politics, gulf war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2007, near future
Place: iraq, middle east, usa, pakistan, syria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   47%
 
Movie in collections
 6.1
 3K
Anesthesia
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Multiple lives intersect in the aftermath of the violent mugging of a Columbia University philosophy professor.
Plot: kitchen, african american, bus, eyeglasses, lie, promise, listening to music, eating, limousine, cigarette lighter, food, friendship ...
Time: year 2008
Place: manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   49%
 
 7.3
 108K
Snowden
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, USA, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: CIA employee Edward Snowden leaks thousands of classified documents to the press.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, dramatic, captivating ...
Plot: espionage, surveillance, idealism, internet, cia, politics, technology, terrorism, paranoia, spy, freedom, government agency ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2007, year 2006 ...
Place: usa, russia, hong kong, hawaii, geneva switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   38%
 
 6.5
 35K
Imperium
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Nate Foster, a young, idealistic FBI agent, goes undercover to take down a radical white supremacy terrorist group. The bright up-and-coming analyst must confront the challenge of sticking to a new identity while maintaining his real principles as ...
Style: tense, intense, suspense, suspenseful, interesting ...
Plot: terrorism, fbi, violence, racism, fascism, conspiracy, politics, skinhead, genocide, investigation, paranoia, prejudice ...
Time: year 1969
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   39%
 
 7.6
 249K
Bridge of Spies
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany, India, USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: During the Cold War, the Soviet Union captures U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers after shooting down his U-2 spy plane. Sentenced to 10 years in prison, Powers' only hope is New York lawyer James Donovan, recruited by a CIA operative to negotiate ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, suspense, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: cold war, lawyer, spy, espionage, cia, politics, surveillance, court, justice, russian, paranoia, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1957, year 1960 ...
Place: east germany, germany, russia, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   38%
 
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When two brothers organize the robbery of their parents' jewelry store, the job goes horribly wrong, triggering a series of events that send them and their family hurtling towards a shattering climax.
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: crime gone awry, crime, greed, dysfunctional family, robbery, divorce, death, violence, betrayal, heist, adultery, neo noir ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, brazil, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   45%
 
Movie in collections
 7.6
 89K
Headhunters
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An accomplished headhunter risks everything to obtain a valuable painting owned by a former mercenary..
Style: suspenseful, dark humor, clever, tense, stylized ...
Audience: pre-teens, boys' night
Plot: chase, crime, heist, police investigation, surveillance, greed, gunfight, art, infidelity, adultery, murder, mercenary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, europe, scandinavia, oslo norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   44%
 
 1.9
 137
Green Celery
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Chile
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Adriana finds out the son she's expecting suffers a brain malformation that won't allow him to live outside her womb. As therapeutic abortion is illegal in Chile, she must wait until her baby is naturally born.
Plot: abortion, miscarriage, moral dilemma, loss of control, anger, paranoia, violence, pills, marriage as hell, wrath, dysfunctional marriage, cancer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   41%
 
After Dark, My Sweet
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The intriguing relationship between three desperados, who try to kidnap a wealthy child in hope of turning their lives around.
Style: suspenseful, surreal, cynical, tense, suspense ...
Plot: crime gone awry, crime, kidnapping, murder, mental illness, neo noir, neo-noir, noir, dark hero, vengeance, dialogue, stylish ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   37%
 
 6.8
 54K
The Brave One
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A woman struggles to recover from a brutal attack by setting out on a mission for revenge.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: vigilantism, vengeance, crime, vigilante, police investigation, radio, revenge, murder, death, brutality, unlikely criminals, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   40%
 
American Gigolo
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Julian makes a lucrative living as an escort to older women in the Los Angeles area. He begins a relationship with Michelle, a local politician's wife, without expecting any pay. One of his clients is murdered and Detective Sunday begins ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: murder, crime, redemption, stylish, prostitution, loneliness, police investigation, investigation, guilt, prostitute, murder mystery, pornography ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   39%
 

Choose "a movie to watch" by trailers from related films

Watch trailers from related movies and select your next film!
 7.0
 4K
Irma Vep
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A Chinese movie actress, in France to star in a remake of "Les Vampires", finds petty intrigues and clashing egos on the set.
Style: clever, witty, semi serious, talky, realistic ...
Plot: culture clash, hotel, showbiz, paranoia, artists and showbiz, pornography, vampire, french, kung fu, obsession, gays and lesbians, eccentricity ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, tokyo, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   39%
 
 5.3
 387
A Perfect Fit
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A psychological drama about an unstable man, tormented by nightmares, who seeks help from a shrink but is pushed over the edge into increasingly dangerous, psychotic territory by a relationship he is unable to control.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: losing-it hero, mentally unstable, obsession, psychopath, nightmare, pregnancy, dangerous attraction, doctors and patients, deadly, couples, boy, food ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   32%
 
Subscribe for new and better recommendations:

TOP 5 movies for each basic tag

german
german movies
Inglourious Basterds 2009
8.3
Dunkirk 2017
8.0
We Are from the Future 2008
6.9
Flyboys 2006
6.5
The English Patient 1996
7.4
View all
paranoia
paranoia movies
Bug 2006
6.1
A Beautiful Mind 2001
8.2
Shutter Island 2010
8.1
Sphere 1998
6.1
Black Swan 2010
8.0
View all
telephone call
telephone call movies
Don't Hang Up 2016
5.6
All the Money in the World 2017
6.9
The Commuter 2018
6.3
Scream: The TV Series 2015
7.3
The Americans 2013
8.4
View all
assassination
assassination movies
Salt 2010
6.4
Hitman 2007
6.3
Killer Elite 2011
6.5
11.22.63 2016
8.2
Inglourious Basterds 2009
8.3
View all
depression
depression movies
Antichrist 2009
6.6
American Beauty 1999
8.4
Demolition 2015
7.0
The Grey 2011
6.8
My Week with Marilyn 2011
7.0
View all
politics
politics movies
Game of Thrones 2011
9.5
Elizabeth 1998
7.5
The Iron Lady 2011
6.4
The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc 1999
6.4
State of Affairs 2014
6.4
View all
doctor
doctor movies
The Good Doctor 2017
8.4
House 2004
8.8
Patch Adams 1998
6.7
Scrubs 2001
8.4
Interny 2010
7.5
View all
terrorist group
terrorist group movies
Continuum 2012
7.7
Zero Dark Thirty 2012
7.4
Hardcore Henry 2015
6.7
Critical Mass 2001
3.4
Operation Delta Force 1997
3.4
View all