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The Niklashausen Journey (1970)
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The Niklashausen Journey (1970)
Original name: Die Niklashauser Fart
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Can a small group of people start a proletarian revolution, asks the "Black Monk" in a leather jacket. The medieval shepherd, Hans Boehm, claims to have been called by the Virgin Mary to create a revolt against the church and the landowners. The "Black Monk" suggests that he would have more success if he dressed up Johanna and had her appear as the Virgin Mary.
Plot: preacher, love, sex, thief, militant, religion, pedophile, investigation, food, military, medieval, civil war, death, female nudity, sex scene, politics, christianity, family relations, monk, male female relationship, church, monastery, bear, economics, singing ...
Time: 15th century
Place: paris france, germany, chicago illinois

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, thought provoking and disturbing films with plots about murder, husband wife relationship, death, family relations, female nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief) and society mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Niklashausen Journey: The Merchant of Four Seasons (1972), Mother Kusters Goes to Heaven (1975), Why Does Herr R. Run Amok? (1970), Katzelmacher (1969), The Third Generation (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, family relations, couples, french foreign legion, obsession, dishonesty, embezzlement, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, couple relations, forbidden love, infidelity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: morocco, germany, bavaria, munich germany, paris france
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95%
The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: West Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Petra von Kant is a successful fashion designer -- arrogant, caustic, and self-satisfied. She mistreats Marlene (her secretary, maid, and co-designer). Enter Karin, a 23-year-old beauty who wants to be a model. Petra falls in love with Karin and ...
Style: sexual, sincere, clever, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: lesbian interest, lesbian love, lesbian relationship, fashion, gays and lesbians, lgbt, rejection, manipulation, obsession, love triangle, fashion designer, success ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: australia, zurich switzerland, frankfurt germany, sydney australia, west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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: disturbing, cynical, biting, thought provoking, dark humor ...
Plot: politics, widow, suicide, working class, class differences, communist, media manipulation, death of father, state affairs, journalism, media, society ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, germany, frankfurt germany, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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: bleak, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, dark humor ...
Plot: couples, family relations, murder, uxoricide, colleague, losing-it hero, deadly, unlikely criminals, small town life, boss and employee, parents and children, small town ...
Time: 60s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Katzelmacher (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In this unflinching German drama by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, a group of young slackers, including the couple Erich and Marie, spend most of their time hanging out in front of a Munich apartment building. When a Greek immigrant named Jorgos, moves ...
Style: disturbing, sexual, gloomy, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: small town, xenophobia, small town life, greek, injustice, gender, immigrants, social misfits, life is a bitch, misfit, gays and lesbians, society ...
Time: 60s
Place: germany, europe, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Third Generation (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A mogul merrily funds terrorists to boost his computer sales, by panicking West German government and industry c. 1980, as the third generation of Western European left-wing activists forms, after crippling of the violent Red Army Faction. Released ...
Style: serious, realistic, controversial, dark humor, clever ...
Plot: transvestism, satire, politics, terrorism, hostage, heist, gender bending, vengeance, fashion, deadly, danger, fighting the system ...
Time: 70s, year 1979
Place: europe, germany, west germany, west berlin west germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Promised Land (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 179 min.
Story: The Polish film based on the book of the same name by Wladyslaw Reymont. Taking place in the nineteenth century town of Łódź, Poland, three friends want to make a lot of money by building and investing in a textile factory. An exceptional ...
Style: biting, suspense, epic, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, factory, infidelity, politics, brutality, jewish, arsonist, fire, adultery, revenge, capitalism, capitalist ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century
Place: poland, europe, berlin germany, hamburg germany, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Satan's Brew (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: West Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: This fast-paced black comedy by wunderkind director Rainer Werner Fassbinder follows the frantic efforts of a starving and confused writer, Walter Kranz to beg, borrow or steal enough money to survive on, and at the same time make some sense of his ...
Style: cynical, dark humor, semi serious, humorous, clever ...
Plot: murder, prostitute, rise to the top, investigation, lifestyle, journalism, writer's life, destructive relationship, obsession, gender, prodigy, media satire ...
Time: 19th century
Place: southern germany, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Fear of Fear (1975)
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: emotional, psychological, disturbing, realistic, serious
Plot: love and romance, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, life is a bitch, tragic love, family in crisis, dysfunctional family, addiction, mental illness, infidelity, destructive relationship ...
Time: 70s
Place: west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Paradise (2004)
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: astronaut, televangelist, minister, hypocrisy, brother brother relationship, boxer, prison, salvation, stadium, evangelist, funeral, letter ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Near the end of World War II, Maria marries Hermann, who is immediately sent off to battle. When the war concludes, Maria believes that Hermann is dead. She starts working at an Allied bar, where she meets American soldier Bill. They start a ...
Style: emotional, psychological, touching, surreal, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, marriage, world war two, love triangle, post war, lovers reunited, rise to the top, romance, couples, life is a bitch, danger, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943, 1950s ...
Place: germany, europe, west germany, berlin germany, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Friends (1993)
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: female director, liberation, female nudity, death, wedding, fire, terrorism, ex husband ex wife relationship, poetry, wedding reception, murder, rifle ...
Time: year 1989, year 1990, year 1985
Place: south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: bleak, psychological, realistic, serious
Plot: infidelity, game, mute, crutches, castle, mute or deaf, love and romance, mind game, disability, family relations, couples, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Circle of Deceit (1981)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Georg Laschen leaves his family in West Germany to go work as a war correspondent in Beirut during the fights between Christians and Palestinians.
Style: rough, sincere, disturbing, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: lebanese, politics, media, state affairs, against humanity, war, dishonesty, battle zone, wartime life, chaos and mayhem, danger, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, lebanon, east germany, beirut lebanon, scandinavia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Pioneers in Ingolstadt (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: West Germany
Duration: 84 min.
Story: German filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder directs the made-for-TV melodrama Pioneers in Ingolstadt, based on the play by Marieluise Fleisser. The film opens as a parade of soldiers are marching through a town square singing patriotic songs. Alma ...
Style: rough
Plot: sabotage, crying, male virgin, barracks, fired from the job, bench, darkness, rowboat, river, song, oar, self centeredness ...
Place: southern germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Christ Stopped at Eboli (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 150 min.
Story: In the fascist Italy of 1935, a painter trained as a doctor is exiled to a remote region near Eboli. Over time, he learns to appreciate the beauty and wisdom of the peasants, and to overcome his isolation.
Style: thought provoking, uplifting, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: fascism, politics, village, society, hopes, state affairs, life is a bitch, fighting the system, rebellion, against humanity, military, performer's life ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, year 1935, year 1936
Place: italy, europe, new york, spain, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Wrong Move (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Six days in the life of Wilhelm: a detached man without qualities. He wants to write, so his mother gives him a ticket to Bonn, telling him to live. On the train he meets an older man, an athlete in the 1936 Olympics, and his mute teen companion, ...
Style: road movie, talky, humorous, clever, realistic ...
Plot: suicide, hidden identity, mute or deaf, contests and competitions, love and romance, romance, politics, athlete's life, teenage life, human nature, self discovery, memory loss ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: psychological, gloomy, bleak, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: couples, dysfunctional family, unlikely criminals, life sentence, family problems, estrangement, family relations, crime and punishment, injustice, crimes, life is a bitch, crime ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, germany, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The American Soldier (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Ricky returns to Munich from Vietnam and is promptly hired as a contract killer in Fassbinder’s subversive and experimental gangster movie.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, master criminal, rivalry, soldier, femme fatale, crime, crimes, tough law enforcer, gang, gangsters, criminal heroes, law enforcement ...
Place: vietnam, germany, asia, europe, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Effi Briest (1974)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: West Germany
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A German-made film based on one of the most famous German novels by Theodor Fontane. Effi Briest (Hanna Schygulla) is a socially ambitious, 17-year-old German girl who accepts a proposal of marriage from Baron Geert Von Instetten, a much older ...
Style: gloomy, stylized, realistic, serious
Plot: infidelity, age difference, adultery, duel, fall in love, human nature, introspection, love triangle, dishonesty, love and romance, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1890s
Place: europe, germany, northern germany, berlin germany, prussia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
America America (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: A young Anatolian Greek, entrusted with his family's fortune, loses it en route to Istanbul and dreams of going to America
Style: touching, atmospheric, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: greek, immigrants, american dream, bribery, hopes, poverty, armenian, social differences, working class, romance, society, misfit ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: greece, turkey, ottoman empire, constantinople, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Deputy and the Congressman (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Madrid, Roberto Orbea is a member of the Spanish communist party. He is married to Carmen, and he has been elected as Deputy in the first democratic elections in Spain. But his enemies, the fascist, know his double life. Roberto likes boys, and they ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: politics, male prostitute, vandalism, militant, love triangle, murder, hustler, hidden camera, one night stand, blackmail, hospital, infidelity ...
Time: 70s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Devil, Probably (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In order to be technically free of the mortal sin of suicide, a young man who has given up on the world pays a drug-addict to shoot him. Charles (Antoine Monnier), who is a student, has tried political action and investigated the claims of religion ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, psychological, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: politics, friendship, redemption, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, human nature, destructive relationship, down on your luck, teenage life, self discovery, injustice, rehabilitation ...
Time: 70s
Place: soviet union, mediterranean sea, ussr, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Japan (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
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: psychological, atmospheric, meditative, melancholic, contemplative ...
Plot: older woman younger man sex, village, solitude, suicide attempt, countryside, widow, old woman, life philosophy, depression, runaway, love of one's life, sexual desire ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Butterfly (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The film centres on Moncho and his coming-of-age experience in Galicia in 1936. Moncho develops a close relationship with his teacher Don Gregorio who introduces the boy to different things in the world. While the story centres on Moncho's ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, realistic, touching, compassionate ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, coming of age, spanish civil war, teacher, family relations, countryside, latin, civil war, fascism, patriotism, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: spain, europe, galicia, catalonia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.7
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Katie Tippel (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the late 19th century, a young woman moves to Amsterdam with her family and tries to make a living. Preyed upon by various men, she nonetheless rises in society.
Style: sexy, sexual, touching, disturbing, contemplative ...
Plot: sexual abuse, prostitute, family relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), life is a bitch, society, rise to the top, lifestyle, couples, power relations, strong sexual content, sexual relations ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1880s
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.1
 3K
I Am Curious (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Lena, aged twenty, wants to know all she can about life and reality. She collects information on everyone and everything, storing her findings in an enormous archive. She experiments with relationships, political activism, and meditation. Meanwhile, ...
Style: controversial, sexy, sexual, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: politics, film within a film, meditation, student, male nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), feminism, gender, experimenting, nosy, couples, strong sexual content ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: sweden, europe, spain, stockholm sweden, vietnam ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.7
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Diane (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Diane is a devoted friend and caretaker, particularly to her drug-addicted son. But as those around her begin to drift away in the last quarter of her life, she is left to reckon with past choices and long-dormant memories.
Style: rough, thought provoking, captivating, melancholic
Plot: mother son relationship, drug addiction, friendship, memory, family relations, old woman, religion, dying, depression, nurse, church, husband wife relationship ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
In a Year with 13 Moons (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: This drama follows the last few days in the life of Elvira (formerly Erwin) Weisshaupt. Years before, Erwin told a co-worker, Anton, that he loved him. "Too bad, you aren't a woman," he replied. Erwin took Anton at his word. Trying to ...
Style: gloomy, emotional, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: transsexual, slaughterhouse, gender bending, starting over, gays and lesbians, hopes, family relations, rejection, couples, gender, love and romance, introspection ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: frankfurt germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
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: thought provoking, serious, psychological, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: temptation, christianity, sin, redemption, betrayal, jesus christ, desert, clergy, tragic hero, hopes, roman, jesus ...
Time: ancient history, 1930s, 1st century, 30s
Place: holy land, middle east, israel, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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