Movies like The Oasis

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The Oasis
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A plane crash in the Mexican desert leaves a small group of survivors who are desperate for food and water. Fearing that they may never be found where they are, they head for where it is hoped there will be civilization and rescue. When their hopes prove unfounded, they must face the horrible possibility of choosing between giving up and dying, or doing the unthinkable to survive.
Plot: stranded in the desert, dehydration, gangrene, starvation, lizard, head injury, injury, drinking urine, cannibalism, survival, desert, corpse, female nudity, flashback, blood
Place: mexico
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Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner
Drama
Canada
172 min.
 7.5
Cries & Whispers
Drama
Sweden
91 min.
 8.1
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, bleak and melancholic films with plots about blood, flashback, female nudity, death, murder, husband wife relationship and survival mostly in Drama, Adventure and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like The Oasis: Babel (2006), Dirkie - Lost in the Desert (1969), Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001), The Donner Party (2009), The Youth Killer (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Babel
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA, Mexico
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families.
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Dirkie - Lost in the Desert
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Africa
Duration: 81 min.
Story: An 8-year-old boy and his dog are left to face a vast desert wasteland alone after a plane crash, while an army of men and machines penetrate the desert searching for them. Based on true events.
Plot: blood, airport, suitcase, fire, airplane, dog, boy, gun, falling from height, gasoline, vacation, snake ...
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Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 172 min.
Story: Based on a local legend and set in an unknown era, it deals with universal themes of love, possessiveness, family, jealousy and power. Beautifully shot, and acted by Inuit people, it portrays a time when people fought duels by taking turns to punch ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, stylized, epic, serious ...
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Time: middle ages, 18th century
Place: canada, tokyo
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    User:   100%
 
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The Donner Party
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on the real events of The Donner Party tragedy. The Donner Party was a group of California-bound American settlers caught up in the western expansion of the 1840s. After becoming snowbound in the Sierra Nevada during the winter of 1846-1847, a ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, disturbing, psychological
Plot: survival, isolation, danger, wilderness, human nature, moral dilemma, confined, escapades, hopes, dream, native american, cannibalism ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: california, usa
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The Youth Killer
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Though his parents help him run the family business, Jun still feels persecuted by their love; when they bar him from meeting with his girlfriend, tensions increase.
Plot: breasts, undressing, female nudity, rain, umbrella, death, escape, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, leg, beach, father son relationship, blood ...
Place: japan
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As I Lay Dying
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on the 1930 classic by Faulkner, it is the story of the death of Addie Bundren and her family's quest to honor her wish to be buried in the nearby town of Jefferson.
Style: serious, bleak, dark humor, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: dealing with death, death in the family, family problems, family relations, burial, poverty, deep south, last wish, destroying property, falling into a river, nightmare, sleeping ...
Time: 20th century
Place: mississippi, usa
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The Loss of Sexual Innocence
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the sexual development of a filmmaker through three stages of his life.
Style: sexual, atmospheric, serious, art house, non-linear ...
Plot: innocence lost, vengeance, sex, sexuality, male nudity, elderly lovers, desert, storytelling, art, pornography, human nature, destructive relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, stone age
Place: africa, england, kenya, europe, usa ...
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System:   67%
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Friends
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, South Africa
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three female friends, in the end of the eighties, share a house in Johannesburg, South Africa. Each of them has her own way to live the apartheid. Thoko is a black teacher, she practices non-violent passive resistance. The afrikaner Aninka takes ...
Plot: singing, death, drunkenness, drinking, drink, singer, police, crying, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, prisoner, female nudity ...
Time: year 1989, year 1985, year 1990
Place: south africa
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System:   67%
    User:   63%
 
Passion in the Desert
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Young French officer Augustin Robert escorts artist Jean-Michel Venture de Paradis to Egypt during Napoleon's Egyptian campaign. Napoleon sent de Paradis to record Egypt's great monuments and temples that are destroyed by French soldiers ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, stylized, surreal, bad ending ...
Plot: desert, wilderness, loneliness, adventurer, brutality, soldier, humanity, imagination, dangerous animal, beautiful scenery, relationships, adventure ...
Time: 1790s, 18th century
Place: egypt, africa, middle east
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System:   66%
    User:   73%
 
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Japan
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Germany, Netherlands, Spain
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A painter from the big city goes to a remote canyon to commit suicide. To reach some calmness he stays at the farmstead of Ascen, an old religious woman. Although only a few words are spoken, love grows.
Style: atmospheric, serious, meditative, art house, realistic ...
Plot: solitude, male nudity, loneliness, life & death, death, unlikely couple, surrealism, marijuana, pornography, drinking, village, sex ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, argentina
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System:   64%
    User:   68%
 
 7.3
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Angela's Ashes
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Based on the best selling autobiography by Irish expat Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the poverty endemic in the slums of pre-war Limerick. The film ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: irish, poverty, childhood, prejudice, storytelling, drinking, coming of age, death, drugs/alcohol, children, catholicism, book ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1940s
Place: ireland, europe, usa, new york, boston ...
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System:   61%
    User:   57%
 
 6.4
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Ordeal
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Left to die in the desert by his wife and her lover, a businessman fights to survive and get his revenge.
Plot: wilderness, desert, survival, left to die, stranded, stranded in the desert, murder, broken leg, adultery
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Osama
Genre: Drama
Country: Afghanistan, Ireland, Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Teenage girl Osama cuts her hair and dresses like a boy to get a job and support her widowed mother and grandmother. When Osama is called by the Taliban to join school and military training she embarks on a terrifying and confusing journey as she ...
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious, captivating ...
Plot: survival, coming of age, islam, brutality, poverty, childhood, hospital, hidden identity, women, storytelling, death, politics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, iran, poland, pakistan, afghanistan
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System:   56%
    User:   50%
 
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No Blade of Grass
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A strange new virus has appeared, which only attacks strains of grasses such as wheat and rice, and the world is descending into famine and chaos. Architect John, along with his family and friends, is making his way from London to his brother's ...
Style: bleak, serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense
Plot: survival, chaos and mayhem, family in danger, future dystopia, plague, chaos, danger, virus, family problems, apocalypse, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: future
Place: england
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System:   55%
    User:   63%
 
The Blue Hour
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
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Style: surreal
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I Smile Back
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Laney is an attractive, intelligent suburban wife and devoted mother of two adorable children. She has the perfect husband who plays basketball with the kids in the driveway, a pristine house, and a shiny SUV for carting the children to their next ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, touching
Plot: suburban life, suburbs, family problems, going straight, redemption, dysfunctional family, mental illness, hopes, life is a bitch, addiction, wealthy family, extramarital affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
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System:   53%
    User:   54%
 
The Stoning of Soraya M.
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A drama set in 1986 Iran and centered on a man, Sahebjam, whose car breaks down in a remote village and enters into a conversation with Zahra, who relays to him the story about her niece, Soraya, whose arranged marriage to an abusive tyrant had a ...
Style: emotional, realistic, disturbing, serious, brutal ...
Plot: adultery, death penalty, corruption, islam, village, religion, brutality, murder, justice, conspiracy, death, tragic hero ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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 7.5
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Ilegales
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Tells the stories of a group of people in Ciudad de Juarez with one thing in common: they are all looking for a better life for them and their families. For many, that better life waits just a short walk away in the United States.
Plot: u.s. mexico border, mexican border, idealism, social injustice, drug trafficking, drug smuggling, illegal immigration, mexican, drugs, corpse, handcuffs, confession ...
Place: new mexico, mexico
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System:   51%
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Cries & Whispers
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 91 min.
Story: As Agnes slowly dies of cancer, her sisters are so deeply immersed in their own psychic pains that they can't offer her the support she needs. Maria is wracked with guilt at her husband's suicide, caused by his discovery of her ...
Style: emotional, touching, psychological, sincere, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, dysfunctional family, death, cancer, adultery, love, human nature, sisters, loneliness, relationships, life & death, swedish ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century
Place: sweden
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System:   49%
    User:   56%
 
Places in the Heart
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1930s Southern US, a widow and her family try to run their cotton farm with the help of a disparate group of friends.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: small town, friendship, racism, redemption, farm, adultery, depression, poverty, prejudice, blindness, human spirit, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: texas, usa
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System:   47%
    User:   54%
 
Butterfly in Grey
Genre: Drama
Country: Thailand
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Dao returns home and finds her fiance in bed with another woman. She shoots them dead on the spot. She is sentenced to 10 years in prison. She gets out eventually and stays with a friend who runs an escort service and learns that women are even ...
Plot: prison guard, death, funeral, prison, murder, violence, women's prison, son, blood, female nudity, flashback
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System:   45%
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Jesus' Son
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young man turns from drug addiction and petty crime to a life redeemed by a discovery of compassion.
Style: dark humor, semi serious, realistic, gloomy, melancholic ...
Plot: drug abuse, redemption, addiction, heroin, drugs, drug addiction, hospital, drinking, on the road, apocalypse, realism, social misfits ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new jersey, mexico, phoenix arizona, iowa, chicago illinois
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System:   45%
    User:   36%
 
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Hinterland
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Scripter Jacques Nolot made his directorial debut with this French drama, winner of the Prix Georges Sadoul. In a small town in southwestern France, successful actor Jacques Pruez (Nolot) returns home briefly to visit his dying mother. When she ...
Plot: narrow mindedness, funeral, neighbor, female nudity, small town, flashback, dying, teenage boy, celebrity, corpse, burial, rugby ...
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System:   43%
    User:   40%
 
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Paradise
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: Televangelist Bobby Paradise "saw God" in some space debris when he was returning to Earth as an astronaut. Or at least he was convinced he did by his wife, a Cape Canaveral groupie at the time Bobby was with NASA. Now they have built up ...
Plot: female nudity, wealth, band, drug use, sex, funeral, murder, prison, adultery, extramarital affair, poem, swimming pool ...
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System:   41%
    User:   42%
 
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The Believer
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A hardcore American racist skinhead who, because of his intelligence, leads a gang dedicated to fighting the enemy: the supposed American-Jewish conspiracy for domination. However, he's hiding a secret: he's Jewish-born, a brilliant ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, emotional, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: skinhead, judaism, holocaust, anti semitism, fascism, love, violence, survival, jews, violence spree, assassination, nazi ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: israel, new york, usa, germany, argentina
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System:   41%
    User:   42%
 
Children of the Salt
Genre: Drama
Country: Venezuela
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An old man, in the agony of death, asks his children to cremate his body and scatter the ashes in the sea. Willing to fulfill the last wish of the elderly, as a rite of passage the youngsters unknowingly transgress the traditions of their father. ...
Plot: coming of age, death, salt, wheelbarrow, seaside, flashback, loss of father, fire, female nudity, candle, bare breasts, beach ...
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System:   40%
    User:   44%
 
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Maryline
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A wannabe actress follows her dreams and moves to Paris.
Plot: wine, snow, telephone call, female protagonist, knife, beach, dog, bathtub, flashback, kiss, blood, dancing ...
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System:   40%
    User:   32%
 
The Last Temptation of Christ
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: Jesus, a humble Judean carpenter beginning to see that he is the son of God, is drawn into revolutionary action against the Roman occupiers by Judas -- despite his protestations that love, not violence, is the path to salvation. The burden of being ...
Style: surreal, epic, biblical, serious, tense ...
Plot: christianity, redemption, betrayal, religion, temptation, violence, jesus, god, clergy, desert, christian, storytelling ...
Time: ancient history, 30s, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem, israel
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System:   39%
    User:   35%
 

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Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Hungarian family forced to flee the Communist country for the United States, must leave a young daughter behind. Six years later the family arranges to bring the absent daughter to the United States where she has trouble adjusting. The daughter ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In this intricately layered Japanese film, the nature of actresses and what they gain from acting is explored. The lives of three actresses are laid bare, and scenes from their lives are woven in and out of interviews with each of them. Each of them ...
Plot: interview, rivalry, flashback, blood, husband wife relationship, photographer, agent, bare breasts, rape, female nudity, extramarital affair, adultery ...
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