Movies like Ostia

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Ostia (1970)
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Ostia (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Two anarchistic brothers live by petty thievery and try to recover from their Catholic upbringing. Bandiera (Laurent Terzieff) and Rabbino (Franco Citti) were children when they pushed their drunk of a father out of a window for killing their pet sheep. When a girl is raped by her father, she is brought by young "rescuers" to the home of the two brothers who then watch their friends take advantage of her sexually. The brothers take her in, and the three live happy and celibate if not uneventful lives until the brother's are sent to jail for stealing.The ending has a real life resemblance and makes you wonder, what P.P. had foreseen.. Screenplay, Davoli, Franco and Sergio Citti, aesthetics etc.
Plot: sex, sea, incest, death, church, homosexual, beach, singing, song, city, catholic church, poverty, anarchist, realism, father daughter relationship, anarchy, jail, confession, killing an animal, countryside, brother brother relationship, attempted rape, fratricide, patricide, degradation ...
Place: rome italy, italy

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about death, father daughter relationship, beach, nudity (full frontal - brief), sex, male nudity and family relations mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Ostia: The Scrounger (1961), Mamma Roma (1962), Oedipus Rex (1967), Il minestrone (1981), Land in Between (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Scrounger (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A pimp with no other means to provide for himself finds his life spiralling out of control when his prostitute is sent to prison.
Style: neorealism, realistic, serious, psychological, rough ...
Plot: prostitute, unemployment, pimp, poverty, violence, robbery, family relations, life is a bitch, neo realism, couple relations, criminal heroes, downfall ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 50s, 70s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe, tokyo, japan
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Mamma Roma (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After many years working in the streets of Roma, the middle-age whore Mamma Roma (Anna Magnani) saves money to buy an upper class apartment, a fruit stand and retires from the prostitution. She brings her teenage son Ettore (Ettore Garofolo), who ...
Style: neorealism, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, thief, friendship, redemption, family relations, youth, hopes, human nature, parents and children, family life, destiny ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: rome italy, europe, italy, tokyo, mexico
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Oedipus Rex (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Morocco
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In pre-war Italy, a young couple have a baby boy. The father, however, is jealous of his son - and the scene moves to antiquity, where the baby is taken into the desert to be killed. He is rescued, given the name Edipo (Oedipus), and brought up by ...
Style: atmospheric, disturbing, bleak, tense, realistic ...
Plot: mother son incest, roman empire, incest, greek, oracle, prophecy, life is a bitch, love and romance, domestic disturbance, rise and fall, tragic hero, family relations ...
Time: ancient history
Place: rome italy, europe, morocco, ancient greece, italy
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79%
 7.2
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Il minestrone (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Rome,1960.Four different people meet each other on Olympic games.They follow games and become friends talking about their sad lifes.
Style: ambiguous ending
Plot: funeral, coffin, poverty, villa, dog, dropout, suicide attempt, countryside, surrealism, hunger, hospital, wandering ...
Place: rome italy, tuscany
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Land in Between (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 78 min.
Story: SILHOUETTE: Nigerian prostitutes dealing with miscellaneous customers EUGLEN & GERTIAN: Daily recruitment of Albanian immigrants seeking work but without working residency permit. SELF SERVICE: a night with Ahmed, egyptian illegal gas ...
Style: semi documentary
Plot: migration, landscape, prostitute, racism, shepherd, television, non professional cast, house painter, albanian, immigrants
Place: rome italy, italy
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One Day in a Life (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 82 min.
Story: One Day in a Life is a 2008 Italian drama film directed by Stefano Tummolini. It entered the "Venice Days" section at the 65th Venice International Film Festival.
Plot: female nudity, gay, sea, gay man has sex with a woman, unrequited love, nudity (full frontal - brief), hiv positive, sex scene, beach, friendship, gay lead character, male nudity ...
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Il dono (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 80 min.
Story: In 1950, the small Calabrian village of Caulonia still numbered nearly 15,000 souls, but there now remain no more than a few hundred. A phlegmatic old man and a young disabled woman are among the last inhabitants who haunt the deserted village. They ...
Style: semi documentary
Plot: shaving, money, old man, hairdresser, very little dialogue, landscape, bare breasts, sex, loneliness, realism, countryside, photograph ...
Place: southern italy
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Roman Summer (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Former theatre actress comes back to Rome and meets old and new friends.
Plot: non professional cast, farewell, beach, realism, dancer, death, summer, musician, city, loneliness, actor, handheld camera ...
Time: 2000s
Place: italy, rome italy
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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.
Style: emotional, gloomy, touching, bleak, serious ...
Plot: epilepsy, murder, dysfunctional family, epileptic, alienation, siblings relations, deadly, life is a bitch, mentally unstable, misfit, family relations, obsession ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: italy, europe
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Three-Step Dance (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Four separate-but-interconnected stories - one for each season - about life in Sardinia.
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: countryside, social relations, clergy, island, homecoming, village life, village, wedding, father daughter relationship, sea, sexual content, convent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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China Is Near (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A pair of working class lovers - a secretary and an accountant, scheme to marry into the rich landed gentry.
Plot: socialism, election, dog, villa, brother brother relationship, controversy, unrequited love, socialist, abortion, sex, religion, marxism ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
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The Reject (2007)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 97 min.
Story: A man whose life is on the verge of collapse looks for new inspiration in this drama from Serbian filmmaker Milos Radivojevic. On was once a reporter, but now makes his living working as a public relations man for a banking firm. On is in his ...
Plot: beach, father daughter relationship, death, lesbian, cunnilingus, male nudity, blood, female nudity, surrealism, oral sex, bandit, sea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Children of the Salt (2018)
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: incest, coming of age, death, brother sister relationship, candle, night, flashback, fire, female nudity, sea, salt, barefoot ...
Time: 2010s
Place: venezuela
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Roula (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Troubled Roula finds herself drawn to Leon, an author of children's books who has suffered an enormous emotional and creative blockage ever since his wife died in a motorcycle accident two years before. Leon has only his 12-year-old daughter ...
Plot: incest, father daughter incest, suicide, nude bathing, bathing, sexual abuse, female nudity, butt naked, nudity (full frontal - brief), father daughter relationship, holiday, self harm ...
Place: denmark
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The Scavengers (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Via the Chicago Reader: "After World War II an Italian soldier returns to his hometown near the Alps and, unable to find a job, hooks up with a crotchety hermit who scavenges buried shells and bombs for scrap metal."
Plot: non professional cast, mountain, realism, bomb, mountain man, world war two, bullet, dialect, world war one
Time: year 1945
Place: italy
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Fontamara (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 139 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In a farmhouse in southern Italy, an old woman dies. Her husband summons their sons: from Rome, Raffaele, a judge facing a political case for which he risks assassination; from Naples, the religious and ideological Rocco, a counselor at a ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional, contemplative
Plot: paralysis, doctor, life is a bitch, dealing with death, family relations, parents and children, mercy killing, suffering, loss of daughter, father daughter estrangement, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
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First Taste (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 64 min.
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Indivisible (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
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Plot: siamese twins, beach, father daughter relationship, masturbation, twin sisters, suicide attempt, sister sister relationship, blood, procession, religion, singer, singing ...
Place: southern italy
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Porcile (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: disturbing, atmospheric, clever, offbeat, suspense ...
Plot: cannibalism, social outcast, pig, social decay, son murders father, nudity (full frontal - brief), death, murder, zoophilia, misfit, graphic violence, satire ...
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The Great Beauty (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Belgium
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.
Style: philosophical, intellectual, surreal, absurd, lyrical ...
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The Desert Within (2008)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 110 min.
Story: To redeem himself from a great sin, a man dedicates himself to building a church.
Plot: cross, sex, dead children, incest, nudity (full frontal - brief), father son relationship, father daughter relationship, desert, part animation, hanged child, brother sister relationship, hanged man ...
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Family Portrait (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Marcello Mastroianni gives a sensitive, finely judged performance as Enrico, a struggling journalist in the Rome of 1945. He receives a phone call informing him that his younger brother Lorenzo (Jacques Perrin) has died. Enrico recalls their long ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, touching, non-linear
Plot: terminal illness, siblings relations, reunion, family in crisis, social differences, unfulfillment, estrangement, favoritism among siblings, humble, family relations, painting, agony ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s, 21st century ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: These three semi-autobiographical short films by Terence Davies follow the journey of Robert Tucker, first seen as a hangdog child in "Children", then as a hollow-eyed middle-aged man in "Madonna and Child", and finally as a ...
Plot: guilt, loss of mother, loneliness, confession, loss of father, cruising, flashback, childhood, memory, closeted homosexual, nun, old age ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Thursday (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: It's the story of a day spent by Dino, separated by his wife, who sees his son Robertino after five years. Dino has not contributed anything in life and to win the affection of his son, invents a story about his past. At the end of the day ...
Style: italian comedy
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Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 ...
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Mickey and the Bear (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In Anaconda, Montana, a strong-willed teenage girl navigates a loving but volatile relationship with her veteran father. In a desperate search for independence and her own identity, she risks family, heartbreak, and her standing in the only place ...
Plot: incest, father daughter relationship, father daughter incest, drug addiction, addiction, teenage girl, female director, gunshot, hamburger, interracial romance, race, playing a video game ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Empty Canvas (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An aspiring young artist breaks from his wealthy, possessive mother to live a bohemian existence in the artist's section of Rome and falls in love with a beautiful model who wants an uncommitted relationship
Plot: money, male objectification, artist, beach, model, sexual attraction, sex, man in swimsuit, femme fatale, cigarette smoking, older woman younger man relationship, art ...
Place: italy
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