Movies like The Castle 1968

If you like "The Castle" you are looking for allegory movies about / with love, village, death, puzzle, castle, satire and bar themes of Drama and Mystery genre shot in West Germany.
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The Castle (1968)
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The Castle (1968)
Original name: Das Schloß
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: West Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A man comes to a small village to begin his new job as an attendant at the nearby castle. But everybody in the village claims that he surely must be mistaken, there is no need for an attendant at the castle.
Style: allegory
Plot: love, village, death, puzzle, castle, satire, bar, suffering, inspector, bureaucracy, anxiety, barmaid, alienation

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Most similar movies to The Castle

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, allegory and psychological films with plots about death, village, love, female nudity, husband wife relationship, family relations and father son relationship mostly in Drama, Mystery and Romance genres. Some movies like The Castle: K (2015), See You in Hell, Friends (1970), Class Relations (1984), Oceania (2008), The Nothing (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Castle (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Michael Haneke's adaptation of Franz Kafka's unfinished novel Das Schloss. K arrives in a remote village a stranger. In attempting to establish himself there, he enters the nightmarish world of the castle bureaucracy.
Style: allegory, surreal, bleak, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: village, bureaucracy, village life, uninvited guest, social relations, palaces castles and temples, life is a bitch, society, distopia, barmaid, castle, falling in love ...
Place: austria, germany, europe
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95%
 6.0
 59
K (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A mongolian interpretation of Kafka's "The Castle".
Plot: book, village, castle
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48%
See You in Hell, Friends (1970)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy, Czechoslovakia
Duration: 73 min.
Story: As a car full of an assortment of characters rolls down an embankment and bursts into flames, the old driver says "See You in Hell, Friends." The relations between the characters are shown in flashbacks. The pretty Rita and her fiancee ...
Style: allegory, absurd
Plot: satire, surrealism, male nudity, cow, affair, female nudity, infidelity, pregnancy, crucifix
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38%
Class Relations (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A young man (Christian Heinisch), recently arrived in New York from Europe, becomes swept up in a series of events that are beyond his knowledge or control.
Plot: female director, ship, train, labor, class struggle, alienation
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 6.6
 21
Oceania (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Two teenagers deal with their shattered family-life in a small California coastal town.
Audience: student film
Plot: death, father daughter relationship, teenage boy, suicide, parent child relationship, redemption, teenage girl, gun, mental illness, held at gunpoint, love, father son relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Seventh Day, the Eighth Night (1969)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An allegory set in an archetypal Czech village, it tells of what happens when a sequence of mysterious events take place, including the disappearance of the stationmaster. While everything has a rational explanation, collective paranoia takes hold ...
Plot: fear, female nudity, paranoia, christ figure, isolation, rape, fight, gang rape, village, stage play, stage actor, theater ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 36
The Nothing (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The faith of five strangers is put to the test when they awake to find themselves in a mysterious place, with no idea of how they got there... and no way out.
Style: underground film, christian film
Plot: spirituality, stranger, deathbed, afterlife, church, bartender, brunette, barn, blonde, christian, cancer, dying ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
A Sweet Scent of Death (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Mexico, Argentina, Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Early morning in the oat fields of Carranco, Ramón runs into the dead body of his secret teenage love Adela. After he covers her naked body with his shirt, the gossip in town is that Ramón's girlfriend is been found murdered. Meanwhile, the ...
Plot: dead woman, small town sheriff, sheriff, murder, machismo, death, nude woman murdered, dead woman on ground, female nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), naked dead woman, murder of a nude woman ...
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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And Jimmy Went to the Rainbow's Foot (1971)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: West Germany, Austria
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The son of an Argentine chemist travels to Vienna, to solve the murder of his father. Step by step, he realizes that his father was internationally entangled in secret service machinations and chemical weapon sales, and ends up in mortal danger ...
Style: suspense
Plot: gun, pistol, rape, sex on table, undressing, female nudity, investigation, ripping clothes
Place: vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 496
Hard Contract (1969)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A cold hearted American hit man goes to Europe for 'one last score'. His encounter with a beautiful young woman casts self doubt on his lifeblood, and influences him to resist carrying out the contract
Plot: love, hitman, morality, beer, chess, loner, puzzle, ex nazi, assassin, french, male female relationship, death ...
Place: europe, brussels, belgium, brussels belgium, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.3
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Barbara (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Young vicar Mr. Paul arrives at the Faroe Islands to take up a benefice, and meets the young Barbara, twice married to vicars, and with both husbands laid cold in the grave. Despite the warnings of the surrounding community and his own religious ...
Plot: love, widow, priest
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29%
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The Trial (1962)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An unassuming office worker is arrested and stands trial, but he is never made aware of his charges.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, disturbing, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: paranoia, distopia, fighting the system, false accusation, courtroom, courtroom drama, conspiracy, deadly, on the run, legal action, legal, rebellion ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1920s, 18th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 97
She Lives! (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A young couple searches for the cure for the girl's terminal illness.
Plot: terminal illness, melancholy, disease, star crossed lovers, dying young, college student, death, love
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.9
 104
Vera (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Mexico, USA, France, Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The story of an android that raises alive in the deepest caves of the mayan zone in México and meets and old dying man. They will stablish a spiritual bond than enlightens the old mayan and helps him to release himself out of his withered body.
Style: psychedelic, suspense, captivating, scary
Plot: transformation, marriage, dying, surrealism, death, village, cave, cocoon, skeleton, mysticism, flooding, grandfather granddaughter relationship ...
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Out Stealing Horses (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Norway, Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A grieving widower moves to the country where a chance encounter rekindles memories from his past.
Plot: adultery, widower, childhood memory, death of wife, neighbor, funeral, nature, farm, accidental death, father son relationship, loneliness, village ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, year 1999, year 1948
Place: oslo norway, eastern europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Inheritors (1998)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a small farming valley in Austria in the beginning of the 20th century a tyrannical farmer is found dead, and all the farmhands are relieved to be free of their tyrant. But the farmer was childless, so suddenly they all inherit the farm together. ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, atmospheric, allegory
Plot: village life, village, murder, peasant, rape, last will and testament, farm, farm hand, vengeance, human nature, lifestyle, crimes ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1890s, 19th century ...
Place: austria, europe, new york, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Skin of Man, Heart of Beast (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After fifteen years of absence, a man returns to his family. Five-year-old Aurelie watches the stranger arrive and develops an immediate affinity with him. Her older sister, however, is very suspicious of the intruder and certain that misfortune ...
Style: suspenseful, emotional, psychological, touching, tense ...
Plot: family relations, murder, mental illness, haunted by the past, siblings relations, youth, prostitute, deadly, estrangement, family problems, arab, karate ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, algeria, indochina, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Mr. Holmes (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story is set in 1947, following a long-retired Holmes living in a Sussex village with his housekeeper and rising detective son. But then he finds himself haunted by an unsolved 50-year old case. Holmes' memory isn't what it used to be, ...
Style: clever, tense, enigmatic, meditative, non-linear ...
Plot: sherlock holmes, private detective, memory loss, aging, mystery, uncover truth, one last case, haunted by the past, who done it, crimes, elderly, memory ...
Time: 1940s, year 1947, 1910s
Place: england, europe, london, japan, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When her doctor recommends that a widow pursue her unfulfilled life ambitions, he doesn't realize that she has always wanted to be a spy. Sending a letter to her congressman gets her an interview with the CIA and accidentally gets her an ...
Plot: cia, widow, espionage, spy
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Hyouka: Forbidden Secrets (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Energy-conservative high school student Houtarou Oreki ends up with more than he bargained for when he signs up for the Classics Club at his sister's behest—especially when he realizes how deep-rooted the club's history really is. ...
Plot: japanese school, japanese teenager, school, ponytail, sailor uniform, girl wearing a miniskirt, short skirt, japanese schoolgirl, schoolgirl uniform, asian school, schoolgirl, teenage girl ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.2
 12K
Teorema (1968)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A wealthy Italian household is turned upside down when a handsome stranger (Terence Stamp) arrives, makes love to every family member and then disappears. Each has an epiphany of sorts, but none can figure out who the seductive visitor was or why he ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
Plot: family relations, village, miraculous event, stranger, visitor, family problems, couple relations, lifestyle, mysterious character, society, dull life, nosy ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.1
 170
After (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A haunting and powerful psychological thriller. Set in icy upstate New York in the winter of 2002, "After" is about the Valentinos, a middle class clan facing financial hardship--their family stone cutting business is slowly failing--and ...
Style: psychological, realistic, captivating, sentimental, tense ...
Plot: family relations, family in crisis, family problems, haunted by the past, love, working class, bankruptcy, confusion, secret, denial, cross cultural relations, dining hall ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 4.3
 31
The Dead End (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Country: India, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Maya, a film star, a diva, has reached a personal deadlock in life. She has seen it all done it all but a black hole of emptiness engulfs her entire being. She tries to commit suicide but ends up alive and caught in a strange but beautiful journey, ...
Plot: death, sickness, journey, suicide, illusion, reality, love, illness
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Under the Sand (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When her husband goes missing at the beach, a female professor begins to mentally disintegrate as her denial of his disappearance becomes delusional.
Style: bleak, sincere, psychological, suspenseful, melancholic ...
Plot: missing person, delusion, death, disappearance, tourist, coping, haunted by the past, love and romance, couple relations, crimes, mentally unstable, mystery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
No One Twice (1984)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Portugal
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Director Jorge Silva Melo has developed a viable, though highly intellectual mystery story about the world of art and culture and murder in this somewhat theatrical presentation. When German artist Bernd Hoffmann (Michael König) arrives in Lisbon ...
Plot: theatre group, art exhibition, painter, german, portuguese, death, search, painting
Place: lisbon portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.6
 158
Pink and Gray (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Popular actor Rengo Shiraki dies suddenly. Due to his sudden death, unpopular actor Daiki Kawata attracts the spotlight due to his close friendship with Rengo. Did Rengo Shiraki commit suicide or was he murdered?
Plot: actor, best friend, japanese man, best friends, based on a novel, corpse, last words
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Midnight Invitation (1981)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Keiko Inagawa (Asami Kobayashi) pays a visit to neurologist Aizawa about her fiancé Tatsuo Tamura (Kaoru Kobayashi). A mysterious case involving the disappearance of Tatsuo’s three brothers, one after the other, is yet to be resolved and now ...
Plot: picture, drawing, fiancee, coincidence, disappearance, secret, airport, pharmacy
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Werckmeister Harmonies (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Hungary, Italy, Germany, France
Duration: 145 min.
Story: This story takes place in a small town on the Hungarian Plain. In a provincial town, which is surrounded with nothing else but frost. It is bitterly cold weather — without snow. Even in this bewildered cold hundreds of people are standing around ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: small town, delusion, musician, chaos, philosophy, crimes, social relations, small town life, village life, danger, symbolism, violence ...
Time: 90s
Place: hungary, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Confused Feelings (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It is the story of a middle age professor who falls deaply in love with a young student in his English literature class. The student is a boarder in the teacher's house. The teacher is married and his wife knows he is mostly attracted to young ...
Plot: gay teenager, love, school, homosexual, gay interest, intergenerational friendship
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%