Movies like The Anchorage

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The Anchorage (2009)
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The Anchorage (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Sweden
Duration: 87 min.
Story: This enigmatic, mysterious minimalist feature, a collaboration between CalArts graduate C.W. Winter and photographer Anders Edström, combines elements of narrative fiction, documentary, and even installation art in depicting the daily routine of Ulla, a middle-aged woman living in self-sufficient isolation on a wild island on the Stockholm archipelago.
Plot: sea, nature, loneliness, forest, fishing, family relations, swimming, bird, mother, storm, night, birds, wind, autumn, environment, isolation, swedish, baltic sea, skinny dipping, cabin, dawn, nude swimming, non professional cast, mortality
Place: sweden

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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 family relations, death, loneliness, forest, isolation, parents and children and husband wife relationship mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Anchorage: Happy Times Will Come Soon (2016), Silence in Dreamland (2013), The Raven's Dance (1980), Islands in the Stream (1977), Suzaku (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Happy Times Will Come Soon (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tommaso and Arturo are on the run in a remote forest. They hunt for food, trying to survive and find their way through the lush nature. It’s quiet, almost peaceful, until the sound of gunshots… Many years later, this forest has a wolf problem. ...
Plot: forest, wolf, legend, hole, pointing a gun at someone, obscurity, rifle, excavation, mountain, hare, lake, night ...
Place: italy
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Silence in Dreamland (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ecuador, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After the death of her husband, silence and loneliness reign in this old lady's house. She made routine her best friend and faith her shelter. Only in her dreams she runs away from those four walls to a timeless magic land where the sea speaks ...
Plot: loneliness, widow, old lady, dog, old woman, death, bird, phone ringing, barking dog, ringing telephone, sea
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The Raven's Dance (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 79 min.
Story: With a keen sense of visual beauty, director Markku Lehmuskallio has created a thought-provoking, aesthetic film about a married couple and an old man living in a remote part of Finland. The young husband goes out hunting but only to support himself ...
Plot: nature, northern lights, swamp, society, police, summer, animal, poaching, poacher, lake, husband wife relationship, raven ...
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81%
Islands in the Stream (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An isolated sculptor is visited by his three sons just before the start of WWII.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, island, fishing, father son relationship, sculptor, family relations, estrangement, isolation, human nature, human spirit, holocaust, bittersweet ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Suzaku (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Depicts the life of a family in a remote Japanese timber village. Family head Tahara Kozo lives with his mother Sachiko, wife Yasuyo, nephew Eisuke and young daughter Michiru. Economic recession and failed development plans cause tragedy in the ...
Plot: family relations, village, slice of life, female director, 11 year old, old woman, teenage girl, flash forward, cabin, boy, depression, uncle nephew relationship ...
Time: 70s
Place: japan
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74%
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Praxis (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Praxis peels away the layers of narrative even as Brian, the film's axis, struggles to create his true self. Brian, a writer on the verge of a breakdown, is aided by Joe and an Elusive Woman as he sifts through the fragments of his persona to ...
Plot: loneliness, tattoo, dream, skinny dipping, bisexual, male nudity, pill, gay interest, pills, gay
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Nell (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In a remote woodland cabin, a small town doctor discovers Nell - a beautiful young hermit woman with many secrets.
Style: touching, emotional, psychological, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: isolation, feral child, self discovery, power relations, wilderness, doctors and patients, family, psychologist, innocence lost, mother daughter relationship, forest, autism ...
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Mother and Son (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia, Germany
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A slow and poignant story of love and patience told via a dying mother nursed by her devoted son. The simple narrative is a thread woven among the deeply spiritual images of the countryside and cottage.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, emotional, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: countryside, family relations, family problems, isolation, parents and children, human nature, dying mother, mother son relationship, parent child relationship, old woman, nature, loneliness ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia
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Peace to Us in Our Dreams (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Lithuania, France, Russia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: On a summer day, a man, his daughter and his companion arrive at their country house to spend the weekend. The daughter has just moved in with her father, whose attention she desires. The man is tired of his life, and does not know where to find the ...
Plot: countryside, shooting, drunkard, violin, skinny dipping, nude swimming, smoking, family relations, female nudity, police, playing violin
Place: lithuania
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Never Again as Before (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: mountain climbing, sleeping bag, panic, loss of friend, cabin, cell phone, night, train, wheelchair, handicapped, nature, helicopter ...
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On Golden Pond (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: For Norman and Ethel Thayer, this summer on golden pond is filled with conflict and resolution. When their daughter Chelsea arrives, the family is forced to renew the bonds of love and overcome the generational friction that has existed for years. ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, witty, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, elderly, alienation, reconciliation, lake, aging, bittersweet, old age, retired, couples, resentment, golden years ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, maine
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51%
The Wooden Room (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 65 min.
Story: The protagonist of The Wooden Room is a director of documentaries, who lives with his wife - who is as stoic as he - in an isolated hut in the woods. The director is obsessed by filming marginal events in life. The closer he can get to these events ...
Style: avant garde
Plot: cabin, gay, commune, stoicism, river, documentary filmmaking, filmmaking, filmmaker, death of wife, animal trap, isolation, husband wife relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Mourning Forest (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A caregiver at a small retirement home takes one of her patients for a drive to the country, but the two wind up stranded in a forest where they embark on an exhausting and enlightening two-day journey.
Plot: retirement home, forest, sadness, female director, death, nature, tree, old man
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47%
The Fishing Trip (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: In this moving drama, three young Canadian women embark upon a journey to face and lay to rest their painful pasts. Though Kirsti (Jhene Erwin) is twenty-one and living independently as a college student, she remains haunted by horrible memories of ...
Plot: victim, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, sister sister relationship, sexual assault, road trip, revenge, handgun, teenage girl, cabin, child abuse, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
My So-Called Father (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A daughter helps her estranged father who's lost his memory.
Style: captivating, sincere, sentimental, touching
Plot: memory loss, parent child relationship, teacher, estranged father, pregnancy, single parent, father daughter relationship, recovery, search for father, artists and showbiz, family relations, swedish ...
Time: 2010s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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46%
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Raven's Touch (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Blaming herself for a tragic accident, Raven Michaels secludes herself at a remote family cabin. She wanders the woods on the verge of a breakdown, seeking peace in isolation. In a last ditch attempt to save her family, Kate Royce takes her two ...
Plot: lesbian, camping, hiking, cabin, lesbian sex, female director, bare breasts, forest, female nudity, lesbian kiss
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44%
There Should Be Rules (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mia and Mirjam are two 14-year-olds who live in a very dreary little town. Though not especially grown-up, they're both trying. Mirjam gets a head start by forming a relationship with an older man who says he loves her. Mia has a dad who drinks ...
Plot: female director, relationships, small town, teenager, friendship, underage girl, older man young girl relationship, 14 year old, adolescence, best friend, swedish, coming of age
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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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 ⇓
42%
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Off the Black (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An aging, disillusioned alcoholic (Nick Nolte) gets a younger friend (Trevor Morgan) and wants him to pose as his son at a school reunion.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, friendship, youth, sport team, family relations, high school life, reunion, high school, father son relationship, brother sister relationship, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary
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The Shipping News (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An emotionally-beaten man with his young daughter moves to his ancestral home in Newfoundland to reclaim his life.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, melancholic, emotional ...
Plot: adultery, redemption, small town, haunted by the past, starting over, single parent, love and romance, love affair, parents and children, self discovery, family relations, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, atlantic ocean, new jersey, newfoundland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Brothers Three: An American Gothic (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Three brothers reunite at a remote cabin in the woods, when beckoned by their father. The brothers are left to deal with the dark secrets and demons that have haunted them their whole lives. The resulting truths they must face, end in an explosive ...
Style: gothic
Plot: cabin, hunting, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, death, beer, grave, self help, family relations, alcohol abuse, american
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39%
Through a Glass Darkly (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Karin hopes to recover from her recent stay at a mental hospital by spending the summer at her family's cottage on a tiny island. Her husband, Martin, cares for her but is frustrated by her physical withdrawal. Her younger bother, Minus, is ...
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: island, incest, mental illness, schizophrenia, brother sister incest, insanity, electroshock therapy, dysfunctional family, confined, estrangement, self destructing, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden
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39%
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Sebbe (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Duct tape, electrical cables, trigger, explosives. Sebbe never planned to build a bomb. It just happened. Sebbe is 15 years old and lives with his mother in an apartment that is too narrow. He does his best. He never strikes back. Sebbe loves his ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, captivating, mind bending ...
Plot: teenage boy, teenage life, introspection, juvenile delinquency, youth, life is a bitch, escape from reality, family relations, parents and children, society, losing-it hero, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
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Falkenberg Farewell (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 91 min.
Story: It's the last summer in Falkenberg for five childhood friends. David yearns to be a child again and Holger never wants to move away. Jesper constantly returns home without anybody really noticing that he’s been gone. Jörgen finances his ...
Style: realistic, psychological, emotional, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, friendship, grownups, best friends, small town, youth, childhood friend, moving, saying goodbye, society, summer, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
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The Swimmer (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Neddy Merrill has been away for most of the summer. He reappears at a friend's pool. As they talk, someone notices that there are pools spanning the entire valley. He decided to jog from pool to pool to swim the whole valley. As he stops in ...
Style: serious, psychological, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: swimming, midlife crisis, nudist, swimmer, neighbor, swimming pool, social relations, unfulfillment, haunted by the past, suburbs, character study, pool party ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
Place: connecticut, usa, california
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35%
Profound Desires of the Gods (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 173 min.
Story: Tokyo engineer Kariya arrives on a primitive tropical island, where he interacts with the Futori clan, to drill a well to power a sugar mill.
Plot: snake, sex scene, incest, island, human nature, construction, japanese new wave, fishing, father daughter incest, brother sister incest, sea, airplane ...
Place: japan
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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 ...
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A Death of Innocence (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A mother travels to New York to see her daughter who is awaiting trial for murder. The mother is totally convinced of her daughter's innocence and does all she can to help her. As the trial progresses however, the mother begins to have doubts.
Plot: mother, daughter, mother daughter relationship, footprint, murder, trial
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Etruscan Smile (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Relative newcomers Oded Binnun and Mihal Brezis are directing from a script by Michael McGowan, Sarah Bellwood and Michal Lali Kagan. The story follows tough old Scotsman Rory MacNeil as he travels from his home in the remote island of Vallasay, ...
Plot: father son reunion, treatment, family relations, father son conflict, airport, feud, male nudity, pirate costume, pickpocket, birthday party, american abroad, museum ...
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Flint (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A woman deals with the toxic water scandal in Flint, Michigan, and the effect it has on her family.
Plot: contaminated water, environmental issue, african american woman, underdog, contamination, environmental issues, mayor, environmental, city council, environment, female protagonist, mother ...
Time: year 2015
Place: michigan
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