Movies like Memoirs of a Sinner

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Memoirs of a Sinner (1986)
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Memoirs of a Sinner (1986)
Original name: Osobisty pamietnik grzesznika przez niego samego spisany
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Based on an 18th Century novel by James Hogg. Tells the story of a young man whose memories, recounted after death, are supposed to be a series of wrong moral choices ending up with him killing himself.
Style: grotesque
Plot: village, death, suicide, christianity, memory loss, afterlife, brother, living dead, cemetery, fog, sword fight, storm, philosophy, childbirth, good versus evil, mirror, duel, murder, sin, corpse, morality, loveless marriage, surrealism, reflection, soul music ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, epic, cult film and surreal films with plots about murder, death, suicide, flashback, surrealism, nudity (full frontal - brief) and female nudity mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Memoirs of a Sinner: How to Be Loved (1963), Lighter Fluid (2016), Daimler-Benz Limousine (1982), Our Lady of the Turks (1968), Saving Grace (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Hospital of the Transfiguration (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The film is set in 1943 in a mental asylum in the country. But this is an unusual hospital: there are several incurable schizophrenic cases, staff is bit strange and a writer has voluntarily entered the clinic because he is "peculiar" and ...
Plot: world war two, doctor, mental institution, nazi occupation, gestapo, mental patient, mental health, mass murder, staff, traitor, danger, claustrophobia ...
Time: year 1939, 1930s
Place: poland
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How to Be Loved (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An actress travels from Warsaw to Paris and during the trip reflects on the last few years of her life. It goes back to the German occupation and her hiding of a fellow actor who has supposedly killed a collaborator. He is weak and a bit cowardly, ...
Plot: airport, flashback, cigarette smoking, theater, murder suspect, tank, cognac, suicide, airplane
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77%
Lighter Fluid (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 66 min.
Story: An experimental look into the lives of teens and young adults in a dysfunctional town.
Style: experimental
Plot: suicide, murder, abandoned house, surrealism, skateboard, death, skateboarding, pregnancy, sex, drug, drugs
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Daimler-Benz Limousine (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, West Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two brothers of German heritage live in the Polish town of Poznan. Michal is the sensitive brother who likes literature, Andrzej is the daredevil with no intellectual bent, and between the two of them, they steal the German consul's ...
Style: pre war
Plot: disciple, murder, nazism, high school, limousine, theft, fascism, writing, consul
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67%
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Our Lady of the Turks (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A man (Carmelo Bene) can not bear to be part of society. He considers himself a "jerk" and so invents its own philosophy, which involves the destruction of his land of Puglia where all citizens are devoted to the Catholic religion. ...
Style: avant garde
Plot: monk, knight, tourist, shot to death, stream of consciousness, fireworks, death, topless woman, palace, black and white segues into color, suicide attempt, making love ...
Place: southern italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Saving Grace (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Grace is a homeless teenager. She befriends an unemployed carpenter and he invites her to share his flat. She moves in and to her surprise a delicate relationship develops. He helps her repair her shattered self-esteem and she begins to feel loved ...
Plot: murder, delusion, street kid, suicide, crucifix, trust, flashback, religion, memory lapse, miraculous event
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O ilios tou thanatou (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 115 min.
Plot: loss of parents, death of parents, vendetta, folk dance, death, village, killing an animal, horse, suicide, aunt, balkan war, loss of parent ...
Time: year 1917
Place: crete
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49%
Whispering Pages (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia, Germany
Duration: 77 min.
Story: The pages that whisper through this brooding, beautiful tone poem are from nineteenth-century Russian literature, primarily Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment. An anonymous man wanders through decomposing, fog-enshrouded catacombs and encounters a ...
Plot: murder, faith, religion, poverty, lion, humiliation, reflection, surrealism, water, homelessness, desperation, hiding place
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49%
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The Law and the Fist (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: At the end of World War Two, Polish people move to the western lands vacated by Germans. But some ruthless profiteers pose as government representatives and intend to make off with loot from a deserted town they took over. One honest man stands up ...
Plot: world war two, death by gunshot, ghost town, murder, violence, drinking, train, shooting, post war, death, gun
Time: year 1945, 1940s
Place: poland
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46%
The Year of the Cannibals (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: On the streets of a damp metropolis lie the corpses of hundreds and hundreds of boys and girls. No one can give them a resting place because of a law enacted by a repressive State. But the young Antigone, with the help of a foreigner, Tiresias, ...
Plot: brother, teenager, symbolism, death, fascism, cave, shot to death, oppression, body, male full rear nudity, female nudity, mental institution ...
Place: milan italy
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45%
Round the Moons Between Earth and Sea (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Giuseppe M. Gaudino made his directorial debut with this experimental film portrait contrasting the ancient Roman empire with poverty in present-day Naples. The film's narrator introduces the ancient town of Pozzuloi, home to Nero, his mother ...
Plot: roman emperor, loss of father, death, stabbed to death, prophecy, martyrdom, dysfunctional family, christianity, murder, loss of mother, relocation, earthquake
Time: 70s
Place: naples italy, southern italy
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43%
Butterfly in Grey (2002)
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: death, son, prison, violence, prison guard, funeral, murder, women's prison, flashback, female nudity, blood, nudity (full frontal - brief)
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42%
Bloodshed at the Wedding (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The film is the story of girl Cveta who was abducted by the Ottoman bey and taken away in his harem. Bey is trying to embrace Islam, but its persistence, and its neighbors led beloved Spasa, and beloved local priest, assisted by diplomats of the ...
Style: epic
Plot: wedding, bloodbath, village, wedding reception, corpse, innocent, countryside, death, love, running, fear, fight ...
Place: macedonia, ottoman empire
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42%
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Archipelago (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An architect witness the brutal massacre by the police of an anti-government meeting and escapes to a remote archipelago.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: massacre, archipelago, architect, professor, american indian, police raid, native american, secret police, dying, student, interlinked stories, fleeing ...
Place: santiago chile
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Cold Days (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Andras Kovacs' film, considered one of the most important Hungarian films of the 1960's, centers around four men who await trial for their involvement in the massacre of several thousand Jewish and Serbian people of Novi Sad in 1942. Each ...
Style: cult film, epic, cult movie cast
Plot: prison, winter, railway station, war crime, train, bloodbath, jealous woman, raped woman, cold the temperature, wife, male female relationship, anti semitism ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
Place: central europe, former yugoslavia, yugoslavia
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39%
The Blue Hour (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: THE BLUE HOUR tells the story of Tanya, a young woman with a mysterious past who finds herself trapped in a sexual hell in Los Angeles. Punctuated by striking visuals and avant-garde editing, THE BLUE HOUR is a lost masterpiece of late period ...
Style: surreal
Plot: murder, insanity, biker, lust, dream, priest, rape, sexploitation, model, belly dancer, statue, nightclub ...
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Doctor Glas (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Doktor Glas finds himself attracted to a young woman, married to a corrupt clergyman. She's miserable in her marriage, so he agrees to help in anyway he can. But he is quickly torn between passion and morality. The story is based on the 1905 ...
Plot: female director, death of wife, death, doctor, torment, love, abusive husband, murder, husband wife relationship, male female relationship, older man younger woman relationship, wife abuse ...
Time: 1900s, 1960s, 60s
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39%
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Memed My Hawk (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In 1920s Turkey, a young peasant is smitten with a beautiful young girl, who has been promised in marriage to the fat, dullard cousin of the province's powerful and corrupt governor. When an assassination attempt is made against the official, ...
Plot: squad, car, countryside, kidnapping, village, arranged marriage, robbery, death, highwayman, peasant, tradition, murder ...
Time: post world war one, 1920s
Place: turkey
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38%
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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 ...
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Time: ancient history, 1930s, 1st century, 30s
Place: holy land, middle east, israel, jerusalem
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A Story Written with Water (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Struggling with his true emotions, dreams, memories of the past and the reality Shizuo is about to marry, but is torn between his wife-to-be and the love to his mother.
Plot: japanese new wave, mother son relationship, geisha, lake, loss of father, dream, surrealism, spa, extramarital affair, water, loss of mother, car accident ...
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Fists in the Pocket (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ale, a deeply disturbed young man subject to seizures, benignly decides to murder members of his dysfunctional family for altruistic reasons.
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Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: italy, europe
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33%
The Annunciation (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Annunciation (in Hungarian: Angyali üdvözlet) is a Hungarian film directed by András Jeles in 1984, based on The Tragedy of Man (1861) by Imre Madách. When Adam (Péter Bocsor) and Eve (Júlia Mérő), having succumbed to Lucifer's ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: female full frontal nudity, bible, symbolism, devil, angel, philosophy, lucifer, religions or cults, heroes, obsessive quest, murder, card playing ...
Time: ancient history, 18th century
Place: france, athens greece, prague, ancient greece, paris france ...
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Country: UK, Luxembourg
Duration: 135 min.
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Style: captivating, psychological, tense, realistic
Plot: shepherd, farmer, love, father daughter relationship, female protagonist, world war one, sex scene, village, execution, father son relationship, marriage proposal, death of father ...
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Electra (1990)
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Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Plot: greek mythology, electrocution, flashback, destiny, pimp, brother sister relationship, chess, pantyhose, female nudity, prostitute, dagger, black pantyhose ...
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Gra (1969)
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Country: Poland
Duration: 91 min.
Plot: car driving, marital crisis, betrayal, husband wife relationship, cemetery, solitude, flashback, kiss, funeral, male female relationship
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Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A feverish collision of avant-garde aesthetics and grind-house shocks, Funeral Parade of Roses takes us on an electrifying journey into the nether-regions of the late-’60s Tokyo underworld. In Toshio Matsumoto’s controversial debut feature, ...
Style: avant garde
Plot: cemetery, singing, looking at self in mirror, gay, dancing, birthday cake, funeral, flood, rose, suicide, visual hallucination, oedipus complex ...
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Country: Turkey
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Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
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Story: A middle-aged man sets out on a symbolic journey through past, present, and future to learn why an old friend committed suicide, and learns much about his own life along the way.
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Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
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