Movies like Wheel of Ashes

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Wheel of Ashes (1968)
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Wheel of Ashes (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After being heralded by Jean-Luc Godard as the great hope of the New American Cinema, Peter Emanuel Goldman relocated to Paris just in time for 1968. Social dissolution permeates WHEEL OF ASHES, a stripped-down account of a young man's existential reckoning. "As dust hides a mirror, lust hides the self," reads one of the film's Vedanta-sourced intertitles. And indeed, while the Pierre Clementi protagonist's inner life remains obscure, the Saint-Germain-des-Pres neighborhood that offers his temptations appears in harrowing detail. In its nearly clinical treatment of spiritual withdrawal, WHEEL OF ASHES belongs with post-New Wave films by the likes of Jean Eustache and Philippe Garrel. - Max Goldberg
Plot: religion, death, christianity, reincarnation, hinduism, existentialism, apartment, alienation, materialism, french new wave
Place: paris france

Most similar movies to Wheel of Ashes

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out christian film, realistic, serious and thought provoking films with plots about religion, death, christianity, christian, female nudity, faith and male nudity mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Wheel of Ashes: Don Juan (1973), The Year of the Cannibals (1970), Thin Ice (1988), Porcile (1969), God's Not Dead (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Don Juan (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jeanne lives in Paris and believes she is the reincarnation of Don Juan. She visits a priest and tells him she has killed a man. He comes to her elegant flat - her father has died leaving her rich - and she tells the priest stories about men she has ...
Plot: seduction, priest, reincarnation, lesbian sex, lesbian, female nudity, lesbianism, playing footsie, bare breasts, suicide, sex, nudity (full frontal - brief)
Place: paris france
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95%
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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76%
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Thin Ice (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 59 min.
Story: Vince, a college student, loves the mountains, skiing and fun, so an invitation to Lake Tahoe is a no-brain-er... HOWEVER, the trip includes people from a church group, and six strong sets of opinions about God soon collide. Vince's weekend of ...
Style: christian film
Plot: skiing, church, religion, cabin, christian, christianity
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Porcile (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two dramatic stories. In an undetermined past, a young cannibal (who killed his own father) is condemned to be torn to pieces by some wild beasts. In the second story, Julian, the young son of a post-war German industrialist, is on the way to lie ...
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 ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, middle ages
Place: germany, europe
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72%
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 4.7
 40K
God's Not Dead (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After he refuses to disavow his faith, a devout Christian student (Shane Harper) must prove the existence of God or else his college philosophy professor (Kevin Sorbo) will fail him.
Style: christian film, thought provoking, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: christianity, christian, religion, teachers and students, religious, religions or cults, one on one, college, college life, college student, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, religious persecution ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, israel, middle east, egypt
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69%
The Mormon Dilemma (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 65 min.
Story: An LDS couple is upset by a local church's screening of the anti-Mormon film "The God Makers." Their evangelical neighbor offers to sift fact from fiction from the film's brief animated segment, allowing for a frank discussion of ...
Style: christian film
Plot: mormonism, evangelical christianity, discussion, religious differences, christian, mormon, christianity, religion, neighbor, bible quote
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
See You Tomorrow (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: No overview found
Plot: mother daughter relationship, old woman, boy, park bench, classmate, mink coat, mortality, acupuncture, family relations, comics, childhood, friendship ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: switzerland, paris france
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65%
Escape from Polygamy (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Recently-widowed Leann and her 17-year-old daughter Julina move into an isolated polygamous compound, where the freethinking Julina meets like-minded Ryder, son of the religious compound’s charismatic Prophet, Ervil.
Plot: female director, fall in love, suicide attempt, birth, religious leader, death, religion, community, prophet, mormon, falling in love
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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The Pacifist (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Barbara (Monica Vitti) is a journalist investigating the local counterculture who becomes involved, after an unpleasant start of battery and stalking, with Pierre Clémenti's louche all-around dropout.
Plot: communist, fascist, journalist, student protest, shot to death, religion, communism, russian roulette, fashion model, murder, repression, jewish
Place: milan italy
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64%
The Streetwalker (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A businessman leaves his country home, and wife and young son for a business trip to Paris. While there he develops a sexual and spiritual bond with a call girl.
Plot: prostitute, call girl, businessman, fellatio, blow job, death, female full frontal nudity, erotica, shower, sex, money, coitus ...
Time: 70s
Place: paris france
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61%
Flowers for Fannie (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Fannie Fairchild locked up her heart when her beloved George was killed in the Great War. But now she faces her own mortality and realizes that she has no one to maintain her grave with flowers.
Style: spiritual
Plot: female director, generation, fiancee, faith, wedding, widow, christianity, death, multiple time frames, faith based
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Resurrection Trial (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 54 min.
Story: His job: Silence the Christians once and for all. His method: Prove the resurrection never happened. Can your faith stand up to The Prosecutor?
Style: christian film
Plot: christian propaganda, faith, testimony, atheism, doubt, trial, christianity, lawyer, courtroom, prosecutor, religion
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Passion of the Christ (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: "The Passion of the Christ" is a film about the last 12 hours in the life of Jesus. Director Mel Gibson received much criticism from critics and audiences for his explicit depiction of and focus on violence and on christs suffering, ...
Style: biblical, bleak, factual, rough, epic ...
Plot: christianity, jesus christ, betrayal, jesus, religion, torture, bible, sacrifice, religions or cults, life philosophy, suffering, roman empire ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.2
 1K
Steppenwolf (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, UK, France, Italy, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the bourgeois circles of Europe after the Great War, can anything save the modern man? Harry Haller, a solitary intellectual, has all his life feared his dual nature of being human and being a beast. He's decided to die on his 50th birthday, ...
Style: surreal, psychological, stylized, rough, atmospheric ...
Plot: unfulfillment, split personality, redemption, couple relations, introspection, midlife crisis, jazz, mental illness, buddhism, spirituality, mysticism, surrealism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
This Summer Feeling (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Sasha, a French woman of thirty, dies suddenly in Berlin. Her Fiancé, Lawrence, and her sister Zoé, must come to terms as the consequences of this shock set in.
Plot: friendship, psychology, drawing, hospital, cat, sex scene, nudity (full frontal - brief), beach, death, male nudity, cigarette smoking, female nudity ...
Place: berlin germany, paris france, new york
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55%
Catching Hearts (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: "What happens when a bestselling atheist author Professor Mark Gavin loses his faith in atheism? This intense drama asks tough questions and explores why there is no such thing as coincidence."
Style: christian film
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 6.1
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Genre: Drama
Country: France, Liechtenstein, UK
Duration: 123 min.
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Style: serious, sentimental, meditative, compassionate, touching ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Style: intellectual, bleak, psychological, talky, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An atheist goes through a near-death experience in an auto accident before converting to Christianity.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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48%
The Gathering (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 58 min.
Story: Michael Carey's world turns upside-down when the successful marketing executive catches a glimpse of the near future. These visions could not come at a worse time for his marriage, his job or his friendships. Michael struggles to understand the ...
Style: christian film
Plot: bible prophecy, prayer, end of the world, religion, husband wife relationship, rapture, dream, christian, heaven, evangelical christianity, a vision, faith ...
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47%
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Time to Run (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The protagonist is young runaway Barbara Sigel (a Golden Globe nominee for her performance in this film), who has a mad-on against the world. Refusing help from anyone over 30, the runaway likewise rejects the solace of the church. This generation ...
Style: christian film
Plot: running away from home, religion, christian, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, sabotage, student, hitchhiker, husband wife relationship, preacher, father son relationship, dysfunctional family, nuclear power plant ...
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44%
The dark night of the soul (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Life of San Juan de la Cruz.
Plot: woman undressing, catholic, female nudity, dream, christian, christianity, male nudity, religion, poet, saint, solitary, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
End Of The Harvest (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: An atheist philosophy club at a college harasses a Christian, Scott, who claims to have inside knowledge of when the world will end. To vindicate himself and "defeat" the athiests, he prepares a presentation based on a bible study he finds ...
Style: christian film
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42%
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Night and Day (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Switzerland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jack and Julie live in a bare flat in Paris. At night, Jack drives a taxi while Julie wanders around the city, and in the day they make love. One day Julie meets Joseph, the daytime driver of the taxi, and soon Julie is spending her nights with ...
Plot: female director, job, cat, apartment, taxi, taxi driver, neighbor, love triangle, female nudity, male nudity, taxi ride, flat
Place: france, paris france
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41%
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Phantom (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 76 min.
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Style: avant garde, experimental
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41%
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 231
Lola (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The film is a French-Spanish production and most of the dialog is in French. 'Lo que se de Lola' - in English 'What I know about Lola' - is about a lonely guy, living an uneventful life in Paris. He takes care of his mother. One ...
Plot: swimming pool, female nudity, television, elevator, voyeurism, loneliness, apartment, death, subway, loss of mother, beach, coma ...
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Uncommon (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Jesus combined diverse people and assorted stories to change the world! Now, He wants to use you! When the students of Rosewood High School lose their theater, music and dance departments due to budgets cuts, they create their own. Struggling to ...
Style: christian film
Plot: freedom of speech, bible, lawyer, grief, christian, rehearsal, classroom, christianity, janitor, teacher, courtroom, free speech ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Man Who Sleeps (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Tunisia
Duration: 77 min.
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Style: atmospheric, offbeat, gloomy, experimental, contemplative ...
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Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%