Movies like Fate 1994

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Fate (1994)
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Fate (1994)
Original name: Verhängnis
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The paths of people from various countries cross during the course of one night. They speak different languages, but they are fatefully bound together by the solitary quest for happiness and deliverance. Sloping paths are all that's left for them in an age of lost perspectives, lost refuges and lost homelands. They sink deeper with every movement that should be liberating them. Every gesture of love becomes a gesture of humiliation. The desperate dance of their life has become a passionate dance of death. In the centre of this centrifuge at the end of the millennium the Russian emigrant Valery and his lover Ljuba are turning around each other in a nocturnal round dance of desire and pain, hope and violence and the indestructible will to survive
Style: sad, apocalyptic
Plot: love, sex, rape, dead man, money, violence, death, female nudity, depression, billiards, brutality, happiness, destiny, sadist, alcohol, alcohol abuse, russian, infidelity, poverty, minimalism, emigrant, hopes, desperation, hate, pain ...
Place: germany

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, thought provoking and bleak films with plots about death, violence, brutality, murder, desperation, crying and depression mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Fate: Frost (1997), The Devil, Probably (1977), Happy End (2017), Au Hasard Balthazar (1966), Outside Satan (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Frost (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 270 min.
Story: Time of darkness. Time of fire kindled against cold and fear. During the Holy Night, the seven year old Micha has to escape with his young mother Marianne from the violence of his drunken father... During their one week odyssey through frozen ...
Style: road movie
Plot: christmas, drunk, domestic violence, apartment building, candle, violence, new year, night, frozen lake, hotel, train, hotel room ...
Place: east germany
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95%
The Devil, Probably (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In order to be technically free of the mortal sin of suicide, a young man who has given up on the world pays a drug-addict to shoot him. Charles (Antoine Monnier), who is a student, has tried political action and investigated the claims of religion ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, psychological, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: politics, friendship, redemption, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, human nature, destructive relationship, down on your luck, teenage life, self discovery, injustice, rehabilitation ...
Time: 70s
Place: soviet union, mediterranean sea, ussr, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.7
 13K
Happy End (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Austria, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A middle-class family living in Calais deal with a series of setbacks while paying little attention to the grim conditions in the refugee camps within a few miles of their home.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, captivating, disturbing, saga ...
Plot: refugee, family relations, accident, millionaire, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, birthday, infidelity, girl, doctor, selfishness, liar ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Au Hasard Balthazar (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Sweden
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story of a mistreated donkey and the people around him. A study on saintliness and a sister piece to Bresson's Mouchette.
Style: stylized, thought provoking, touching, atmospheric, contemplative ...
Plot: family relations, donkey, cruelty, purity, transcendence, redemption, friendship, misery, friends, sin, injustice, animal life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Outside Satan (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Along the Côte d'Opale, near a hamlet, with its dunes and marshes, lives a mysterious wanderer from nowhere who struggles along, poaches, prays and builds fires...
Style: no music, silent film
Plot: fire, homeless, rain, healer, deer, rape, hysteria, dog, death of daughter, foaming at the mouth, rifle, killing an animal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.5
 108
The Forest (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Danila is sixteen. Katya is twice his age. He spends hours watching her from an old shed on the forest. He does not even think about trying to be with her until Danila's father shows up on Katya's doorstep in an attempt to run away from ...
Style: melancholic, psychological, captivating, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: older woman teenage boy sex, obsession, bullying, coming of age, dysfunctional family, loner, humiliation, school, shyness, sexuality, village, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Goodbye Uncle Tom (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Two documentary filmmakers go back in time to the pre-Civil War American South, to film the slave trade.
Style: disturbing, controversial, sexual, rough, epic ...
Plot: plantation, sexual abuse, racism, injustice, cruelty, captivity, rape, brutality, death, sadism, slavery, graphic violence ...
Time: 18th century, 1960s, 1830s, 20th century, 70s ...
Place: mississippi, detroit, mississippi river, memphis, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Tres tristes tigres (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A rambling portrait of Chilean society.
Plot: drunkenness, violence, urban setting, brother sister relationship, telling a joke, drunk, language, beating, stripper, handheld camera, money, joke ...
Place: chile, santiago chile, santiago de chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 257
Lions (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Netherlands, France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Deep in the forest a group of five friends wander around like a lion herd. Lost in their word games, they play and seduce each other while going back and forth into adulthood territory, in a desperate search to avoid their already written story.
Style: gothic, experimental, allegory, apocalyptic
Audience: teens
Plot: forest, nature, friends, following someone, wilderness, holiday horror, walking, hopelessness, confusion, apocalypse, adolescence, pain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Turin Horse (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, France, Switzerland, Germany, USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A monumental windstorm and an abused horse's refusal to work or eat signals the beginning of the end for a poor farmer and his daughter.
Style: bleak, thought provoking, serious, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: horse, poverty, desperation, everyday life, animal life, family relations, destiny, human nature, human existence, survival, isolation, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Sophiiiie! (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The film starts in the early evening of a normal day: Sophie, a 20 year old girl, is pregnant and wanders through the night to get sure about her future life. Does she want to be a mother or do an abortion? Does she love her friend or not? Who is ...
Style: disturbing, touching, psychological, serious, suspenseful
Plot: self discovery, new love, self destructing, nightlife, loneliness, tragic event, self destruction, abortion, controversy, night, suicide, depression ...
Place: hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.6
 30K
Tyrannosaur (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The story of Joseph a man plagued by violence and a rage that is driving him to self-destruction. As Joseph's life spirals into turmoil a chance of redemption appears in the form of Hannah, a Christian charity shop worker. Their relationship ...
Style: bleak, realistic, emotional, psychological, serious ...
Plot: rage, domestic violence, drunkenness, violence, abuse, redemption, frustration, character study, beating, urination, pub, pitbull ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2010
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Manchester by the Sea (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: After his older brother passes away, Lee Chandler is forced to return home to care for his 16-year-old nephew. There he is compelled to deal with a tragic past that separated him from his family and the community where he was born and raised.
Style: depressing, heartbreaking, psychological, emotional, sad ...
Plot: depression, sadness, family drama, loneliness, death, dysfunctional family, loss, nephew, suicide attempt, last will and testament, house fire, funeral ...
Time: 2010s
Place: boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Letter to the King (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 75 min.
Story: In Letter to the King we meet a group of refugees, all with their own agendas, on an excursion to Oslo. A young man about to be deported visits his former employers to collect his off-the-books salary, a martial arts expert is looking for work, a ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: refugee, love, happiness, revenge, society, social misfits, misfit, life is a bitch, hopes, redemption, human nature, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Twilight Portrait (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Marina, an upper-crust social worker with a doting husband and an enviable downtown apartment, is suddenly transformed into a bizarre twilight version of herself when she is raped by three policemen.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, sexy, serious ...
Plot: injustice, rape, vengeance, love affair, couples, society, life is a bitch, dishonesty, best friends, rivalry, crimes, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Freedom Road (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 186 min.
Story: Muhammad Ali, in a rare acting role, plays Gideon Jackson, an ex-slave in 1870's Virginia who gets elected to the U.S. Senate in Washington D.C. and battles other former slaves and white sharecroppers to keep the land they tended all their ...
Plot: explosion, racist, human rights, mercilessness, period piece, sadness, black white relations, shot in the chest, spit in the face, white flag, racial discrimination, abuse ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Glue Sniffer (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Venezuela, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Oliver flees from abuse of his family and seeks refuge in the violent streets of Caracas, where survival is only possible in an environment of corruption, crime and sniffing glue to escape hunger, like other children in the same situation. Soon, the ...
Plot: violence, homelessness, drug traffic, police corruption, domestic violence, police brutality, class system, gun, homeless, gang, police, children ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Fallen (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Latvia, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: One night, Matiss Zelcs, an employee of the Latvian national archive in Riga, notices a woman on a bridge. After passing by her without preventing her suicidal fall into the depths, a sensation of failure and guilt changes his life. He cannot forget ...
Plot: bridge, suicide, cigarette smoking, letter, private investigation, suicide attempt, phone booth
Place: latvia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Faces (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An old married man leaves his wife for a younger woman. Shortly after, his ex-wife also begins a relationship with a younger partner.
Style: talky, biting, suspense, clever, sincere ...
Plot: prostitute, suburbs, infidelity, adultery, divorce, love, dysfunctional family, dishonesty, society, couple relations, suburban life, self discovery ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.3
 8K
Nil by Mouth (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The family of Raymond, his wife Val and her brother Billy live in working-class London district. Also in their family is Val and Billy's mother Janet and grandmother Kath. Billy is a drug addict and Raymond kicks him out of the house, making ...
Style: bleak, gloomy, disturbing, rough, realistic ...
Plot: domestic violence, dysfunctional family, heroin, addiction, alcohol abuse, working class, family relations, mental illness, pub, drug abuse, parents and children, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.8
 401
A Petal (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young girl is caught up in the 1980 Gwangju massacre, where Korean soldiers killed hundreds, if not thousands, of protesters who opposed the country's takeover by the military the year before. Flashbacks show the girl seeing her mother shot ...
Plot: mercy, shot to death, dream, shooting, construction worker, rejection, military, tragedy, insanity, kicking, reject, teenage girl ...
Time: 80s
Place: south korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.9
 197
Spider's Web (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 196 min.
Story: Ulrich Mühe plays a German businessman who was born completely without scruples. This makes him an eminently suitable candidate for success in the chaotic years after World War I. The shameless man's story is contrasted with that of his polar ...
Plot: peasant, rise to power, infidelity, shooting, friend, brutality, immorality, female nudity, polish, jewish, extramarital affair, businessman ...
Time: post world war one, 1920s
Place: berlin germany, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 5K
Combat Girls (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Marisa, a 20-year-old German girl, hates foreigners, Jews, cops, and everyone she finds guilty for the decline of her country. She provokes, drinks, fights and her next tattoo will be a portrait of Adolf Hitler. The only place she feels home is the ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, tense, rough, realistic ...
Plot: racism, hate, ideology, refugee, neo nazi, gang, friendship, counterculture, youth, crimes, society, combat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 5.6
 3K
Whore (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This melodrama investigates the life of a prostitute in a pseudo-documentary style.
Style: serious, sincere, bleak, harsh, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sex, prostitute, mistreatment, rape, redemption, friendship, nightlife, downfall, life is a bitch, hopes, woman in danger, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Above Us Only Sky (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A woman discovers the man she has lived with for years is not who she thought he was...
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, sincere
Plot: couple relations, couples, longing, starting over, hopes, betrayal, dishonesty, human nature, love, lie, death of husband, suicide ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.6
 284K
Seven Pounds (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An IRS agent with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.
Style: touching, emotional, sad, compassionate, sentimental ...
Plot: depression, redemption, life philosophy, fall in love, life changing experience, true love, hopes, tragic event, self sacrifice, sacrifice, secret, suicidal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.0
 286K
Magnolia (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: An epic mosaic of many interrelated characters in search of happiness, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.
Style: realistic, bleak, sincere, meditative, non-linear ...
Plot: human nature, introspection, terminal illness, coincidence, depression, infidelity, child prodigy, redemption, death, dysfunctional family, dishonesty, social problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1950s, 1960s, 60s ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Chronicle of a Boy Alone (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The story of a delinquent eleven-year-old orphan in fascist Argentina.
Style: neorealism
Plot: adolescence, freedom, fascism, orphan, escape, male rape, physical abuse, alone, family abandonment, psychological abuse, hopes, poverty ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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