Movies like Ulzhan

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Ulzhan (2007)
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Ulzhan (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Kazakhstan, Germany, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Somewhere in the endless steppes of Central Asia lies a treasure. One man holds the key to it, a fragment of an ancient map. But in his restless quest, Charles isn't looking for fame or glory. He's looking for a way to heal his wounded soul. He's looking for love. Ulzhan felt it the first time she laid eyes on him.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: gulag, introspection, nuclear explosion, looking for love, mountain, treasure, quest, travel, loss of family, oil well, horse, snow, shaman, map, ruins, school teacher, nuclear testing, oil company, campfire
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kazakhstan, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, gloomy and psychological films with plots about introspection, love and romance, looking for love, unfulfillment, family relations, hopes and female director mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Ulzhan: The Mountain (2011), Fall to Rise (2014), Camila Jam (2007), White Nights on the Pier (2014), Journey to the West (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Mountain (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 73 min.
Story: This is the story of Nora and Solveig, a grief-stricken couple on a hike through the mountain range where they had a traumatic experience two years prior. Nora and Solveig are hiking through a snow-covered, rough, but beautiful scenery on a tour of ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: mountain, haunted by the past, introspection, family problems, couples, hopes, gender, dealing with death, death in the family, couple relations, lesbian relationship, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, europe
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95%
 7.7
 27
Fall to Rise (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A famous dancer is fired after an injury and thrust into the role of motherhood.
Style: contemplative, emotional, psychological, realistic, serious
Plot: artists and showbiz, ambition, introspection, hopes, dancer's life, strong female presence, women, dancer
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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93%
 6.3
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Camila Jam (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Camila is in her mid-twenties and her life has been thrown into chaos ever since her boyfriend threw her out of their apartment during a bitter argument. Camila's ambition is to become a writer, and she posts regularly on her blog, entitled ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, gloomy
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), looking for love, ambition, writer's life, lifestyle, love and romance, profanity, introspection, couple relations, drugs/alcohol, computers and web, twentysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
White Nights on the Pier (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A man walks every night along the jetty. There he meets a young woman who is waiting for the man of her life. Over four nights, they discuss life and he gradually falls in love with her.
Style: contemplative, realistic, atmospheric, stylized, talky ...
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, introspection, romance, seaport, unfulfillment, love
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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Journey to the West (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Taiwan
Duration: 56 min.
Story: A Buddhist monk walks barefoot and incredibly slowly through Marseille – so slowly, that his progress is barely perceptible and he becomes a calming influence in the midst of the town’s goings-on.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, contemplative, psychological ...
Plot: clergy, solitude, monk, self discovery, introspection, journey, urban, buddhist monk, no dialogue
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: marseille, france, french riviera, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
California Solo (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lachlan MacAldonich is a self-described “lazy Scotsman” and former guitar player for a once-popular 1990s rock band. No longer famous, he now lives a comfortably numb existence working on an organic farm outside Los Angeles. He drinks himself ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: haunted by the past, deportation, introspection, musician's life, society, life is a bitch, music, estrangement, immigrants, down on your luck, farm
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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The Quiet Roar (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 77 min.
Story: MARIANNE (Evabritt Strandberg) is a 68-year old woman diagnosed with a terminal disease. Left with angst, she seeks therapy at a clinic where she is treated with Psilocybin (LSD) and meditation by a counselor, Eva (Hanna Schygulla). Through this she ...
Style: serious, contemplative, realistic, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: aging, introspection, elderly, drug abuse, terminal illness, dealing with death, disease, youth
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.0
 89
The Bird (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young woman, withdrawn from life, rescues a live bird that had been trapped in the wall of her apartment.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: strong female presence, estrangement, restaurant, beach, food, cigarette smoking, kiss, bird, movie theatre
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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A Useful Life (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Uruguay, Spain
Duration: 67 min.
Story: A movie-theater employee adjusts to a new life after the cinema he worked at for over 25 years is forced to shut down.
Style: realistic, sentimental, contemplative, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: self discovery, theater, introspection, starting over, cinema, society, love and romance, looking for love, optimism, hopes, movie theatre
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: uruguay, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Winter in the Blood (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young, self-destructive Montana Blackfoot Indian, his mind groggy with alcohol and tormented by childhood memories, discovers that his wife has left him, taking with her his prize rifle. He sets out to find her, but what he's really searching ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: introspection, self discovery, obsessive quest, hung over, on the road, native american, twilight
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, montana
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75%
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Ismael (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An 8-year-old boy tracks down his father.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: family life, parents and children, introspection, haunted by the past, father and son, bittersweet, family relations, family drama, father
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: barcelona, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.2
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Sworn Virgin (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Albania, Kosovo, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Years after declaring her eternal virginity and opting to live life as a man in the mountains of Albania, Hana looks to return to living as a woman as she settles into a new existence in modern-day Milan.
Style: touching, atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: hidden identity, starting over, introspection, disorder, hopes, sexuality, gender, strong female presence, discrimination, society, unfulfillment, mountain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, albania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 4.7
 13
G.H.B. (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A reflection on love and pleasure experienced by three women, set in France, New York, and Shanghai.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: on the run, obsessive quest, friendship, haunted by the past, on the road, looking for love, life is a bitch, friends, strong female presence, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Once Upon a Time Veronica (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A finely tuned, emotionally raw portrait of a woman’s conflicted entry into adulthood, Once Upon a Time Veronica is a thoroughly modern anti–fairy tale. Director Marcelo Gomes shows a rare ability to get under the skin — and cut close to the ...
Style: sincere, serious, touching, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: labia, graphic violence, unfulfillment, introspection, world, dull life, cause and meaning, emotionless, strong female presence, urban, city, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Listen... Amaya (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 108 min.
Story: "Book a coffee", is an offbeat library cum coffee shop. It is owned and run by Leela Krishnamoorthy, a middle aged widow. She herself is as interesting and free spirited as the café she runs! Amaya, Leelas only child is a fire-brand 22 ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: self discovery, friendship, couple relations, love and romance, family relations, couples, fall in love, love affair, family life, parents and children, infidelity, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.9
 80
Heart of Now (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: "Heart of Now" concerns a young woman with a profound longing for a sense of family. Amber is devastated after her boyfriend abandons her because she's pregnant. She is whisked across a contrast of urban, natural and emotional ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, psychological, sentimental, captivating ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.5
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Nagima (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Kazakhstan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Ugly, illiterate and an uncommunicative “graduate” of the city orphanage, Nagima is a young woman whose life offers little potential for success or even happiness. Nagima rents a tiny room on the outskirts of the city of Almaty with her fellow ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: pregnancy, life is a bitch, looking for love, society, love and romance, social misfits, best friends, physical appearance, orphan, friendship, death in childbirth, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kazakhstan
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Two Gates of Sleep (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: After preparing for their mother's imminent death, two brothers go on an arduous upriver journey to honor her final request.
Style: touching, emotional, atmospheric, sincere, serious ...
Plot: death in the family, family relations, family problems, last wish, hopes, introspection, siblings relations, dealing with death, brother brother relationship, very little dialogue, coffin, journey ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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A Master Builder (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A successful, ego-maniacal architect who has spent a lifetime bullying his wife, employees and mistresses wants to make peace as his life approaches its final act.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, captivating, touching
Plot: introspection, couples, aging, elderly, redemption, apology, architect, society, death, golden years, disorder, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
My Heart Beats (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A poor and lonely English professor, Juri(37), decides to become a porn actor using a mask to hide behind, after she watches an unusual porn, featuring an old and fat woman. And she visits Myungsook, a porn producer, despite their separation of 10 ...
Style: sincere, captivating, thought provoking, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), loss of virginity, introspection, life is a bitch, couples, sexual content, filmmaking, sexual relations, virgin, university, thirtysomething life, porn actor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Ring the Bell (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When high-powered sports agent Rob Decker arrives looking for his next major league prospect, he finds more than he bargained for at the Cooke Boys Ranch. As he works to secure Shawn Hart, the top high school baseball prospect in the country, he ...
Style: realistic, serious, christian film
Plot: small town, introspection, redemption, social relations, disorder, society, hopes, misfit, scout, americana, small town life, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.1
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Henri (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The meeting of two lonely, marginal souls. There is Henri, a man in his 50s, limp, resigned, somewhat alcoholic. And Rosette, a (slightly) retarded woman who dreams of love, sexuality, normality
Style: touching, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: mentally challenged, love and romance, dull life, unfulfillment, misfit, social misfits, looking for love, death of wife, female director, french fries, seaside, pigeon ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
All the Light in the Sky (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: An insomniac actress is facing the waning days of her career, when her niece pays a visit to her Malibu house.
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, midlife crisis, self discovery, artists and showbiz, introspection, actor's life, unfulfillment, aspiring actress, beach house, insomnia, female nudity, bare breasts ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Harmony Lessons (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Kazakhstan, Germany, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: During a medical examination, 13-year-old Aslan is humiliated in front of a load of his fellow pupils. The incident unleashes his latent personality disorder. Plagued by self-doubt, he strives for cleanliness and perfection and is obsessed with ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, disturbing, gloomy
Plot: school, social misfits, misfit, youth, life is a bitch, village, vengeance, child murder, boy, teenage boy, humiliation, youth gang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kazakhstan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.9
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When the Night (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After meeting during their vacation, two young people with solitary lives suddenly come into a relationship that could benefit both of them.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, contemplative, gloomy
Plot: love and romance, family relations, fall in love, unfulfilled love, parents and children, haunted by the past, unfulfillment, mountain, mother son relationship, female director, snow
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.2
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Inside (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A man's life, thoughts, feelings and his very own darkness... Adapted from Dostoevsky's novel "Notes from Undergroud", Demirkubuz follows Muharrem as he gets himself invited to a party where he is not welcome, just to find ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, contemplative, captivating
Plot: human nature, cause and meaning, introspection, artists and showbiz, hopes, writer's life, humiliation, loneliness, party, losing-it hero, unfulfillment, dull life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Misplaced World (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: By chance Paul Kromberger discovers on the internet a photograph of the US opera diva Caterina Fabiani who is the spitting image of Evelyn, his dead wife. His unease and growing sense of alarm are transferred to his daughter, Sophie. Filled with ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional
Plot: uncover truth, introspection, family relations, life turned upside down, performer's life, artists and showbiz, parents and children, father daughter relationship, opera singer, female director, half sister half sister relationship, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Wandering Streams (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Emile is a 70-ish former horticulturalist who once raised bonsai trees "because they don't take up too much room." Indeed, his whole existence is safe and uneventful to a fault, somewhat juiced by friendship with raucous fishing ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, psychological, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: looking for love, aging, love and romance, couples, village, friendship, introspection, family relations, golden years, buddies, elderly, elderly lovers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.1
 2K
Watchtower (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Haunted by his dark past, a man takes a job as a fire warden in a remote tower in the wilderness, and is inexorably drawn towards a young woman with a terrible secret of her own. (TIFF)
Style: atmospheric, psychological, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: haunted by the past, human nature, disorder, social misfits, in the woods, confined, misfit, introspection, isolation, loneliness, society, family tradition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.1
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Pater (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Vincent Lindon and Alain Cavalier drink together in bars while coming up with tall tales.
Style: realistic, serious, experimental, contemplative
Plot: friends, artists and showbiz, buddies, film within a film, filmmaking, handshake, politics, money, retiring, video camera, prime minister, bakery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%