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The Return of the Prodigal Son (1967)
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The Return of the Prodigal Son (1967)
Original name: Návrat ztraceného syna
Genre: Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Engineer Jan Sebek (Jan Kacer) is undergoing treatment in a mental home after his unsuccessful attempt to commit suicide. His therapist, via discussions both with the patient and with people who know him, tries to find out what made the young and seemingly satisfied man decide to end his own life. Jan's pretty wife Jana (Jana Brejchová) claims not to know about anything but she is conducting an affair with a family friend, almost publicly and with the blessing of her parents.
Plot: suicide attempt, doctor, adultery, outsider, unhappiness, alienation, psychological drama, anxiety, husband wife relationship, wife husband relationship, hiding place

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Most similar movies to The Return of the Prodigal Son

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, disturbing, realistic and sincere films with plots about adultery, husband wife relationship, suicide attempt, infidelity, doctor, female nudity and flashback mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Return of the Prodigal Son: The Sting of Death (1990), The Book of Eve (2002), The Late Liz (1971), Homesick (2005), Intentions of Murder (1964). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Sting of Death (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Miho and Toshio, putting their children and household at stake, duel for control in their degrading, middle-aged marriage.
Plot: adultery, revenge, marriage, infidelity, sexuality, marital crisis, suicide attempt, insanity, psychological drama
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Book of Eve (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A Romanian immigrant (Daniel Lavoie) uses good food, good humor and good conversation to break down the walls around a reclusive woman's (Claire Bloom) heart.
Plot: husband wife relationship, adultery, separation, confession, shared bed, child neglect, mother child relationship, pawnshop, church, homelessness, marriage, artist ...
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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The Late Liz (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Religion changes a woman's attitude towards alcohol.
Style: christian film
Plot: sleeping pill, prayer, husband wife relationship, party, priest, religious conversion, alcoholic, female protagonist, hospital, divorce, alcohol abuse, suicide attempt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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Homesick (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: 17-year-old Sami has an accident which resulted in him reluctantly sent to closed psychiatric hospital. Sami refuses to speak or show his feelings, even when the nurse Taneli is trying everything in order to understand how the crash really happened. ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, touching, suspenseful
Plot: mental breakdown, mental institution, doctor, broken family, mental illness, parent child relationship, mother son incest, suicide attempt, roommate, nurse, child abuse, mother son relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Intentions of Murder (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Sadako, cursed by generations before her and neglected by her common-law husband, falls prey to a brutal home intruder. But rather than become a victim, she forges a path to her own awakening.
Style: suspense, rough, tense, disturbing, bleak
Plot: japanese new wave, rape, dysfunctional relationship, unhappiness, violence, suicide attempt, anger, obsession, suffering, maid, dark past, mistress ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Life at the Top (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: 'Life at the Top' is a sequel to 'Room at the Top', made in 1959. Ten years have passed and Joe Lampton now takes a wealthy lifestyle alongside his wife and two kids. But since he's married the boss' daughter, his rise ...
Plot: adultery, business
Place: yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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New Year's Day (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Story: Two 17-year-old boys mark the new year by doing twelve dangerous but exciting tasks set for them by their friends.
Plot: alienation, tragedy, social worker, suicide attempt, molotov cocktail, bank robbery, junkie, loss of friend, single parent, suicide, gay interest, male virgin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Obsessed with a Married Woman (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Jane Seymour makes a six-course meal of her starring role as a magazine editor in Obsessed With a Married Woman--indeed, her performance is the only tangible reason for sitting through this artistically bankrupt TV movie. The story contrives to have ...
Plot: adultery, mistress, infidelity, affair, obsession, magazine editor, husband wife relationship, male female relationship, writers, magazine
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Confessions Among Actresses (1971)
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: extramarital affair, suicide attempt, nightmare comes true, nightmare, trampoline, pill, rivalry, car accident, milk, flashback, psychoanalysis, adult actress playing teenage girl ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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Gromozeka (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In present day Moscow three childhood friends in their forties - former school band players - live their everyday lives of a police officer, a taxi driver and a surgeon. They have lost track of each other. Three stories of betrayal, love and ageing ...
Plot: infidelity, friendship, father daughter relationship, adultery, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, school, student, insanity, cancer, mistress, suspicion ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 757
Betrayal (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: While examining one of her patients, a doctor reveals that her husband is cheating with the patient's wife.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: infidelity, confession, cuckold, love affair, dishonesty, love and romance, adultery, husband wife relationship, denial, funeral, grief, doctor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Young Casanova (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Gerard Casanova is the man that all the rich and beautiful women call when they need a little more then the husbands to give them. He's always on call to satisfy their every sexual urge.
Plot: adultery, gigolo, sex, female nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), unfaithful wife
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
The Second Wife (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A story in the Egyptian countryside about an unjust mayor who controls everything in the village with his power.
Plot: countryside, polygamy, lust, ignorance, corrupt sheriff, forced marriage, doctor, marriage ceremony, dead husband, suicide attempt, flashback, injustice ...
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Ordinary People (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Beth, Calvin, and their son Conrad are living in the aftermath of the death of the other son. Conrad is overcome by grief and misplaced guilt to the extent of a suicide attempt. He is in therapy. Beth had always preferred his brother and is having ...
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, serious, compassionate ...
Plot: suicide attempt, therapy, dysfunctional family, guilt, depression, psychiatrist, loss of son, coming of age, middle class, family problems, lifestyle, acceptance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois, houston texas, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Life and Death (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When a married doctor brings home a gay medical student that he's smitten with, his wife goes along and the three try to build a non-traditional relationship. Then society's homophobia intervenes.
Plot: bisexual, male nudity, menage a trois, adultery, gay slur, gay interest, homosexuality, infidelity, gay, controversy, terror, sexuality ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
A Woman's Life (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Normandy, 1819. Jeanne is a young woman full of childish dreams and innocence when she returns home after finishing her schooling in a convent. She marries a local Viscount, Julien de Lamare, who soon reveals himself to be a miserly and unfaithful ...
Plot: maid, seaside, gardening, doctor, illness, pregnant woman, kiss, pregnant, priest, baby, letter writing, couples ...
Time: 19th century
Place: normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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 186
Madame Bovary (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Emma Bovary is bored by her country doctor husband and gives in to the affections of several rich suitors as well as the temptation of living beyond her husband's means.
Plot: adultery, husband, money, temptation, female nudity, adulteress, sex, woman, nudity (full frontal - brief)
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
The Story of Paul (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A young man is checked into a mental hospital for unexplained reasons.
Plot: suicide attempt, male objectification, taking off pants, taking off shoes, clothed male naked male, taking off underwear, nudity (full frontal - brief), man in underwear, medical examination, doctor, taking off shirt, pubic hair ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Until the Night (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Filmmaker Gregory Hatanaka fashions a stunning film about love and excess. Robert (Norman Reedus) is a writer who hasn't done much writing lately; instead, he's busy pushing the envelope with his toxic mix of boredom, drugs and a dalliance ...
Plot: adultery, model, obsession, lover, confusion, writers, lovers, female nudity, sex
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 35
Tattoo Bar (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Although she's still hung up on the man who broke her heart (Miguel Molina), club dancer Simona (Mercedes Ortega) pledges to eradicate all memories of him by removing the tattoos he put on her body. Complicating matters is Mariel (Alexis ...
Plot: adultery, tattoo, love, female nudity, female full frontal nudity, sex, labia, tattooed woman
Place: barcelona, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Yesterday Girl (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Yesterday Girl is an acerbic, deliriously fractured, incisive, and darkly comic satire on a young German woman (and archetypal embodiment of the postwar generation), Anita G.'s (Alexandra Kluge) search for happiness, liberation, and ...
Plot: flash forward, alienation, pregnant, outsider, loneliness, university, male female relationship, sociology, migrant, theft, on the road, jail ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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 138
Anna (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A doctor, her daughter, and her young housekeeper spend their summer on a remote island.
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, alienation, single mother, loneliness, drinking, summer, sea, doctor, career woman, female nudity, alcohol, drinking alcohol ...
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 5.8
 2K
Sibyl (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sibyl, a jaded psychotherapist, returns to her first passion: writing. But her newest patient Margot, a troubled up-and-coming actress, proves to be a source of inspiration that is far too tempting. Fascinated almost to the point of obsession, Sibyl ...
Style: surprise ending, enigmatic, psychological
Plot: adultery, sex scene, bare breasts, psychoanalysis, psychotherapist, psychoanalyst, aspiring writer, drunkenness, alcoholic, drunk, alcoholics anonymous, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 2010s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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 142
My First Wife (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: My First Wife is about the dramatic collapse of the marriage between John and Helen. It is also a film about our children and the future we offer them. Helen has decided to leave, and it is John who lacks the inner resources to cope with the ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, bloody hand, marriage, marital separation, hotel, radio announcer, man crying, breaking through a door, bare breasts, extramarital affair, wedding, hotel room ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Pete on the Way to Heaven (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the small town of Kandalaksha, Petya lives out a fantasy life as a traffic cop. He has a holster, a wooden gun, and the locals humor him by following his "orders." When a convict escapes from a nearby prison, Petya joins the manhunt as ...
Plot: josef stalin, prison, adultery, death, husband wife relationship
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: siberia
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 5.4
 44
Playtime (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A young American girl at a French boarding school develops a crush on an egotistical sculptor living next door. One night, driving in a drunken stupor, he runs over and kills a man, and she witnesses it.
Plot: adultery, seduction, sculptor, american abroad, infidelity, coffee, love, ferrari, chateau, hit and run, older man younger woman relationship, male female relationship ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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: emotional, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, adultery, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, haunted by the past, couples, romance, other woman, husband wife relationship, wife husband relationship, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 1K
The Joke (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: In the 1950s, Ludvik Jahn was expelled from the Communist Party and the University by his fellow students, because of a politically incorrect note he sent to his girlfriend. Fifteen years later, he tries to get his revenge by seducing Helena, the ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, emotional, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: politics, exile, revenge, restaurant, adultery, hard labor, memory, pickaxe, postcard, communist party, satire, fighting the system ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1949, 1950s, 1940s
Place: prague, czech republic, central europe, prague czechoslovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Incomplete Eclipse (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Marta (Lucie Patikova) was blinded in an accident brought on by her careless and indulgent younger sister. Now in a school for the blind, Marta keeps up her hope that she will one day see again, mainly because her mother - out of good intentions - ...
Style: non-linear
Plot: doctor, psychologist, prank, scientist, concert, teenage girl, crying, flashback, audio cassette, rehabilitation, photographer, therapy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.9
 336
Modesty (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Pudor is about intimacy, about the desires, obsessions, secrets and fears that we keep hidden, even from those we love most. The characters in this story are a man who is going to die, a woman who receives anonymous erotic notes, an older man who is ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, serious, sincere
Plot: husband wife relationship, dysfunctional family, secret admirer, unhappy marriage, adultery, guilt, teenage sexuality, dementia, loneliness, sexually dissatisfied wife, bare breasts, large breasts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%