Movies like Shades of Fern

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Shades of Fern (1986)
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Shades of Fern (1986)
Original name: Stín kapradiny
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on the only extensive prose work by the surrealist painter Josef Capek, Shades of Fern most resembles the philosophical fairy tales and fables of Josef’s older brother, the legendary Czech novelist and playwright Karel Capek. Two young poachers, more boys than men, kill a gamekeeper when they are caught illegally hunting. Panicked, they retreat into a forest that grows steadily more forbidding and deadly as their fear for the future—and guilt over their action—mounts. Loosely based on hundreds of oral folk tales and legends that haunt the woods of Czechoslovakia, Vlácil’s contemporary updating artistically underscores the relationship between man and nature, crime and punishment, isolation and society, and guilt and memory.
Style: homoerotic
Plot: poem, teenager, cave, friendship, violence, forest, illness, criminal, suicide, burglar, suicide by gunshot, train, gun, dream, cemetery, fog, gendarme, burglary, friendship between men, best friend, poacher, death of protagonist, anti hero, on the run, deer ...
Time: 1920s
Place: central europe

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Most similar movies to Shades of Fern

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, tense and suspenseful films with plots about murder, violence, death, blood, gun, teenage boy and police officer mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Shades of Fern: May (2008), The Outsiders (1983), A Killer in the Family (1983), Dirty World (1978), The Killer Hides His Face (1966). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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May (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After success of Kytice, which is based on the famous collection of poems of K.J.Erben, one of the most well-known character of classic Czech literature, Mr. Brabec went for even more famous poem Máj of K.H. Mácha, which is considered the peak of ...
Style: psychotronic, romanticism
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, death, suicide by jumping, torture, mill, carriage, praying, mass, ant, death sentence, priest, severed head ...
Place: central europe
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95%
 7.1
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The Outsiders (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When two poor greasers, Johnny, and Ponyboy are assaulted by a vicious gang, the socs, and Johnny kills one of the attackers, tension begins to mount between the two rival gangs, setting off a turbulent chain of events.
Style: sentimental, stylized, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, book, gang, juvenile delinquent, street gang, friendship, small town, murder, machismo, juvenile delinquency, siblings relations, teenage life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 1960s, 80s
Place: usa, oklahoma
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88%
A Killer in the Family (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A father serving time for murder convinces his three teenage sons to break him out of jail.
Plot: prison escape, killing spree, crime spree, murder, criminal as protagonist, male objectification, terrorist, newspaper, loss of brother, teenager, school, death of brother ...
Place: arizona, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 5.3
 56
Dirty World (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A thriller by Sergio Bergonzelli.
Style: lgbt cinema, gay cinema, sexploitation film
Plot: blackmail, politician, murder, drug addict, beating, punched in the stomach, secret, party, drug, flashback, orgy, cigarette ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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The Killer Hides His Face (1966)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In the forest near the village of Drahovice, a nurse from the local health center is found murdered. Three months ago, another young woman died nearby and a sexual motive was proved in the case of her murder. In the case of the nurse, the motives ...
Plot: death, finding a dead body, cheating wife, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, cottage, nurse, running from police, pointing a gun at someone, 16 year old, serial killer, police, murder suspect ...
Place: central europe
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81%
 5.7
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Deadfall (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Cat burglar Henry Clarke and his accomplices the Moreaus attempt to steal diamonds from the chateau of millionaire Salinas.
Style: serious, realistic, neo noir, british noir
Plot: heist, love triangle, mansion, break in, burglar, concert hall, jewel thief, redemption, alcohol abuse, memory loss, partners, crimes ...
Time: 60s
Place: madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Quiet is the Night (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Poland
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A psychological detective story about a police hunt for the murderer of young boys. The police comissioner ends up tracing the clues to his own home, where he has an adolescent son he has not been able to communicate with.
Style: neo noir
Plot: following someone, magnifying glass, knocking on a window, killing spree, death by gunshot, lighting a candle, taking a photograph, hiding place, pub, death, vigilantism, lie ...
Time: 1920s
Place: central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The Other Side of Bonnie and Clyde (1968)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 61 min.
Story: Quasi-documentay on Bonnie and Clyde... Larry Buchanan style!
Style: psychotronic
Plot: killer, murder, moll, widow, poem, thief, small town, field, folk hero, poetry, jail, shot in the face ...
Time: 1930s
Place: dallas texas, iowa, missouri, texas, oklahoma
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Bad City Blues (1999)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the aftermath of a violent robbery, a New Orleans doctor, Eugene Grimes, wakes to find a wounded woman and $2 million in cash on his doorstep. In pursuit of the thieves, police captain Clarence Jefferson discovers that Grimes is the key not only ...
Plot: police officer, multiple storylines, burglar, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, criminal, corruption, betrayal, violence, robbery, flashback, banker, redemption ...
Place: central america, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Grissom Gang (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The Grissom Gang is a remake of the notorious 1949 British melodrama No Orchids For Miss Blandish. Kim Darby plays a 1920s-era debutante who is kidnapped and held for ransom. Her captors are the Grissoms, a family comprised of sadists and morons, ...
Style: suspenseful, clever, tense, biting, cynical ...
Plot: hostage, gangsters, gang, family relations, survival, kidnapping, nightclub singer, criminal gang, criminal's revenge, deadly, crime, on the run ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20s, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Shadows of a Hot Summer (1978)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A story set in 1947 when Ukrainian right-wing anti-Communist guerillas, looking like and feeling like Nazi's, are trying to fight their way through Czechoslovakia to Austria. They come out of the forest to occupy a family's countryside ...
Plot: drinking from a bottle, criminal, sheep, attempted rape, broken bottle, revolt, gunshot, revolver, knife, camera shot of bare feet, friendship, coming of age ...
Time: 1940s, year 1947
Place: czechoslovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Our Lady of the Assassins (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Spain, France, Colombia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: World-weary arthur Fernando has returned to his native Colombia to live out his days in peace. But Fernando's once-quiet hometown has become a hotbed of violence, drugs and corruption. On the brink of despair, Fernando meets Alexis, a ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, rough, meditative, contemplative ...
Plot: gay, gang, murder, drug dealing, vengeance, teenage life, love affair, fall in love, life is a bitch, youth, friendship, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: colombia, los angeles, usa, latin america, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 3.5
 84
Bastardi 2 (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Czech Republic
Style: psychological, suspenseful, captivating, tense, suspense
Plot: racism, police, juvenile delinquency, ex convict, violence, robbery, juvenile delinquent, teenage boy, murder, revenge, psychopath as protagonist, racist ...
Time: 20th century
Place: czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.0
 10K
El Angel (2018)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 118 min.
Story: About a real-life criminal who shocked Argentine society: Carlos Robledo Puch, a merciless teen killer dubbed “The Angel of Death” because of his beatific good looks, who now ranks as the longest-serving prison inmate in Argentine history.
Style: tense, captivating, exciting, psychological, homoerotic ...
Plot: armed robbery, psychopath, murder, arrest, violence, friendship, police, lie, money, escape, father son relationship, teenage boy ...
Time: 70s, year 1971
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Kim Novak Never Swam in Genesaret's Lake (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: 14-year old Erik gets sent to live with his older brother, Henry, during the summer as his mother is dying in cancer. Henry starts dating Ewa, who is married to Berra. A few days after Ewa shows up battered and bruised from an altercation with ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: friendship, who done it, youth, family problems, power relations, teenage boy, school, brother brother relationship, vacation, murder mystery, small town, small town life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: eastern europe, sweden
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57%
Whistle Down the Wind (1961)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When an injured wife murderer takes refuge on a remote Lancashire farm, the owner’s three children mistakenly believe him to be the Second Coming of Christ.
Style: touching, serious, allegory
Plot: on the run, family relations, mistaken identity, faith, innocence, countryside, runaway, coming of age, young heroes, chases and races, manhunt, youth ...
Time: 60s
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A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dito Montiel, a successful author, receives a call from his long-suffering mother, asking him to return home and visit his ailing father. Dito recalls his childhood growing up in a violent neighborhood in Queens, N.Y., with friends Antonio, ...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, rough, harsh, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: urban ghetto life, childhood, friendship, street kid, loss of friend, anger, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch, crimes, coming of age, violence, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 2005, 2000s, year 1986 ...
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, coney island brooklyn new york city, california
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51%
Traffic Department (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Seven policemen, seven deadly sins, a murder case, secrets and the filth of everyday police work: Traffic Department transports the viewer into the darkest Warsaw streets.
Style: psychological, unusual plot structure, tense, contemplative
Plot: adultery, marriage, violence, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, infidelity, interrogation, police, polish, mafia, bribery, politics ...
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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From the Edge of the City (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Minority-group Greeks from an outer suburb of Athens struggle with their life on society's fringe and exploitation of one another.
Style: bleak, rough, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, immigrants, culture clash, suburbs, urban ghetto, kids in trouble, ocean or sea, friends, ocean, society, juvenile delinquency, misfit ...
Time: 90s
Place: greece, russia, europe, geneva switzerland, kazakhstan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Dark Inclusion (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Featuring menacing tracking shots; a cool, metallic color palette; surprising third-act reversals; and a terrific ensemble cast, Arthur Harari's first feature is a poised, stylish, and utterly assured revenge thriller in which, following his ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, captivating, tense, suspense
Plot: burglary, father son relationship, epilepsy, epileptic, family relations, diamond, death of father, loss of father, burglar, chase, criminal heroes, escapades ...
Time: 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Seventh Juror (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a moment of madness a middle-aged, married and respectable pharmacist kills a young woman who is sun-bathing by a lake. Unable to take in what he has done, he flees from the scene of the crime and behaves as if nothing has happened. Eventually ...
Style: noir, french noir, psychological thriller, neo noir
Plot: judge, jury, witness, judgment, reading a newspaper, christian, hallucination, woman hits a man, spiral staircase, doctor, orderly, psychological manipulation ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.4
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Caged Men (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Elliott was a loser who robbed the bank only to land in jail. In prison, he encounters homosexuality as every inmate wants to turn Elliott into a mate!
Style: gay cinema, lgbt cinema
Plot: undressing, laundry, knocking on a door, limp, listening to music, impalement, beating, playing violin, person on fire, taking off shoes, burned alive, taking off pants ...
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47%
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Vendeta (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Vendetta is an uncompromising thriller, an exciting story about revenge and the clash between two characters. Over the course of a few hours in a single day revenge intertwines the fates of a number of people. Which of them is the murderer, and who ...
Style: non-linear, suspense, captivating, suspenseful, contemplative ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, loss of daughter, vigilantism, hitman, violence, revenge, teenage girl, fight, murder, death of daughter, male vomiting, trap ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 6.3
 120
School of Fear (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A teenager mysteriously disappears from a German boys' school. Also known by the title "School of Fear".
Plot: male objectification, group shower, man wrapped in a towel, bully, clothed female naked male, awkward situation, naked in public, pubic hair, bullying, dark past, coming of age, brothel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.8
 1K
Agitator (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 150 min.
Story: When a young Yakuza torments the customers in a rival crime family's nightclub, it is not long before his dead body is found. Soon, inter-family retaliation follows, resulting in the death fo a prominent crime boss. Devastated by htis turn of ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, captivating, tense, exciting
Plot: yakuza, rage, anger, crime boss, organized crime, wrath, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, friend, friendship, betrayal, criminal syndicate, sadness ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Great Ecstasy of Robert Carmichael (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In a small English coastal town, three teenage boys are drawn into a world of temptation and violence. Bored, troubled and excluded, the boys are unable to accept or even recognise moral boundaries. Their actions move inexorably towards a truly ...
Style: brutal, suspense, suspenseful, tense
Plot: teenage rape, rape, gang rape, gang, social class, cruelty, brutality, teenager, coastal town, violence, countryside, masturbation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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491 (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A study in forgiveness as oppression and goodness as provocation. Six youth criminals are chosen to participate in a social experiment where they are assigned to live together in a rundown apartment in the heart of Stockholm, Sweden. The six boys ...
Plot: gay, animal sex, bestiality, manipulative person, youth, inspector, female nudity, false accusation, secretary, sexual abuse, blood, hand injury ...
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.9
 46K
Joe (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The rough-hewn boss of a lumber crew courts trouble when he steps in to protect the youngest member of his team from an abusive father.
Style: touching, rough, captivating, harsh, depressing ...
Plot: child abuse, redemption, friendship, teenager, hopes, murder, ex convict, alcoholic, father son relationship, small town, life is a bitch, 15 year old ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, mississippi, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Crime and Punishment (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An adaptation of Dostoyevsky's novel, updated to present-day Helsinki. Slaughterhouse worker Rahikainen murders a man, and is forced to live with the consequences of his actions...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: crime and punishment, murder, life is a bitch, deadly, crime, law enforcement, crimes, down on your luck, guilt, morality, police, friend ...
Time: 80s
Place: finland, europe, helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Blue Ridge Fall (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After a boy kills his father he must turn to his frinds to cover his tracks with tests their loyality and friendship.
Style: serious, realistic, tense
Plot: high school, friendship, murder, deadly, life is a bitch, buddies, friends, kids in trouble, social relations, small town, high school life, small town life ...
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%