Movies like scissere

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scissere (1982)
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scissere (1982)
Original name: Scissere
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A recently released mental patient imagines himself living the lives of three different people he randomly encounters.
Style: avant garde, underground film
Plot: mental institution, scientist, forest, snow, drug addict, old man, mother, guitarist, lake, machinery, introspection, cloud, moth, broken window
Place: canada

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, contemplative and gloomy films with plots about introspection, hopes, female nudity, life is a bitch, nudity (full frontal - brief), family relations and pregnancy mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like scissere: A Handful of Time (1989), Striker's Mountain (1985), The Top of His Head (1989), All the Ways of God (2014), The Mourning Forest (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Handful of Time (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Sweden
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Gothic thriller about Old Martin who heeds the voice of Anna, who calls him back to the mountain cabin where he left her to die while she gave birth to their surviving son.
Plot: lake, old man, past, memory, love, bathtub, head wound, nude swimming, male nudity, female nudity, male objectification, forest
Place: eastern europe
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95%
Striker's Mountain (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, West Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A construction conglomerate, headed by a ruthless millionaire, wants to buy a ski resort that has been a family business for years, but the family does not want to sell. The businessman resolves to get the property, whether they want to sell it or ...
Plot: snow, helicopter, mountain, ski resort, resort, skiing
Place: canada
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92%
The Top of His Head (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Satellite dish salesman Gus (Stephen Ouimette) experiences some life-altering changes when he meets performance artist Lucy (Christie MacFadyen) in this visually poetic fantasy. After Lucy vanishes, leaving a puzzling note, Gus goes on a quest for ...
Plot: ecology, paranoia, following someone, satellite dish, computer, male protagonist, nature, materialism, surveillance, conservation, search, suspicion ...
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90%
All the Ways of God (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 70 min.
Story: A contemporary evocation of Judas Iscariot trying to escape from his own guilt after betraying his best friend. He wanders into a forest and lost in himself, meets a mysterious young man. The young companion will accompany him on this path of ...
Style: avant garde, queer cinema
Plot: gay, female director, nudity (full frontal - brief), gay interest, male objectification, skinny dipping, forest, male nudity, waterfall, lake
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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, old man, death, tree, nature
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73%
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Borderline (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Borderline, a film version of the novels Borderline and La Brèche, tells the story of Kiki at various stages of her life. With her mother institutionalized, she is raised by her grandmother, where left to her own devices, she takes refuge in ...
Style: sincere, erotic, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mentally unstable, life is a bitch, lifestyle, family relations, parents and children, introspection, haunted by the past, sexual relations, sexual promiscuity, bisexuality, grandmother granddaughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Where the Spirit Lives (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1937, a young First Nations (Canadian native) girl named Ashtecome is kidnapped along with several other children from a village as part of a deliberate Canadian policy to force First Nations children to abandon their culture in order to be ...
Plot: boarding school, native american, culture clash, racism, school, child abuse
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Recommendation for Mercy (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, a 14 year-old boy is accused of raping and murdering a little girl
Style: based on true events
Plot: court, rape, teenager, murder, rape accusation
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Mindshadows (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Feature based on the novel by J. Bernlef. A Dutch couple who have emigrated are confronted with the husband's rapid onset of senility during a snowy winter in North Eastern Canada. The film is an account of the man's fight within himself ...
Plot: memory loss, husband wife relationship, photo album, elderly couple, retirement home, internal monologue, flashback, dementia, suicide, wandering, fishing village, winter ...
Place: canada
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57%
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Real Lies (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Marco Valois wants to direct a serious movie inspired by the life of a soldier living with post-traumatic stress disorder. He soon realizes that the young soldier home from Afghanistan won't open up that easily. Marco, willing to do just about ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: friends, mental illness, introspection, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, showbiz, unfulfillment, hopes, misfit, buddies, bittersweet, afghanistan veteran ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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The Auction (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Gaby owns a farm on which he raises lambs: Bouchard & Sons Farm. But he has no sons. Rather, he has two daughters that he raised like princesses and who live far away, in the big city. One day, the oldest asks him for some financial support ...
Style: realistic, touching, contemplative, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: countryside, farm, parents and children, selflessness, family relations, introspection, elderly, father daughter relationship, bittersweet, hopes, golden years, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, quebec
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56%
The Green Chain (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The battle between loggers and environmentalists is defining, dividing and destroying communities in Canada and around the world. The Green Chain is a powerful, funny and thought-provoking film about the people who love trees.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful, cult film ...
Plot: environmentalism, family business, society, in the woods, battles, family relations, canadian, environmental activism, small town, environmental issue, deforestation, forest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Route 132 (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Two old friends and small-time crooks embark on a crime spree, but take an unexpected detour that could lead them down the road to redemption.
Style: road movie, realistic, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: redemption, crime spree, self discovery, friends, haunted by the past, introspection, partners, crimes, buddies, countryside, dealing with death, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Calla Lily (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, France, Germany
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An experimental drama, Melanie, who was drugged and raped in college. Now ten years later, she is in an abusive relationship and has a child. A chance encounter with someone from her past leads her to re-evaluate her past.
Style: avant garde, experimental
Plot: flowers, handheld camera, single mother, rape, school, hidden identity, sex scene, surrealism, puzzle
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Audition (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Louis is "repo man" who is no stranger to strong-arm tactics in his work, but he has dreamed of becoming an actor since he was a child. When cousin helps him get an audition, he gets the help of a fam... read more ous actor to him secretly ...
Style: realistic, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: relationship vs career, audition, career change, chance, pregnancy, introspection, hopes, couples, rehearsal, filmmaking, dream, actor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A small mountain community in Canada is devastated when a school bus accident leaves more than a dozen of its children dead. A big-city lawyer arrives to help the survivors' and victims' families prepare a class-action suit, but his ...
Style: bleak, non-linear, emotional, atmospheric, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, family problems, incest, small town life, redemption, betrayal, lawyer, bus, artist, drowning, snow, loss of child ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: canada, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Lotus Eaters (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Set off the West Coast of Canada in 1965, a hip new teacher with a miniskirt and lots of ideas turns a small town upside down. The soft autumn light of Galiano Island is beautifully rendered in writer/producer Peggy Thompson's The Lotus ...
Plot: teacher, mine, teenage pregnancy, extramarital affair, pig, boat, island
Time: 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: canada, british columbia
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50%
This Beautiful City (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Friday night in Toronto’s lower west end. Chatter from a dinner party in Harry and Carol’s nouveau riche condo drifts through an open balcony door, as two freebase cokeheads, Pretty and Johnny, have a party on their own in the alley below. As ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, introspection, destructive relationship, addiction, drug abuse, couple relations, infidelity, family problems, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, city life, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Fair Sex (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Would-be filmmaker Sophie left Africa for Canada as a child. After graduating, she films the daily doings as part of a summer job at a fair. When pointing the camera at herself, she reveals painful secrets from the past.
Style: emotional, sincere, captivating, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: introspection, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, gender, romance, filmmaking, film within a film, documentary filmmaker, strong sexual content, theme park, strong female presence, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.0
 112
Lost Song (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Pierre and Elisabeth, a couple in their thirties, move with their baby into a cottage on a lake for the summer. The setting is idyllic, and the couple’s happiness seems within reach. Every day, Pierre goes to work in the city while Elisabeth ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: couple relations, pregnancy, couples, family relations, family problems, introspection, parents and children, losing-it hero, mentally unstable, babies and infants, unfulfillment, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.4
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Nuit #1 (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Clara and Nikolai meet at a sweat-soaked rave and end their night at his apartment. The first part of the film is an erotic and candid portrait of their lovemaking. When Clara tries to sneak out without saying goodbye, this typical hookup takes an ...
Style: sincere, talky, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: rave, battle of the sexes, one night stand, slacker, young lovers, couples, conversation, one-night stand, twentysomething life, sexual relations, introspection, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Beautiful Dreamers (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When the superintendent of the Canadian insane asylum, Dr. Maurice Bucke, meets poet Walt Whitman, his life and that of his wife and patients is radically changed. Like Dr. Bucke, Whitman has avant-garde ideas on the subject of mental illness. ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: mental institution, wrongfully committed, misfit, hopes, artists and showbiz, mentally challenged, human nature, doctors and patients, human spirit, friendship, mental illness, idealism ...
Time: victorian era, victorian, 19th century, 1880s
Place: england, canada, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Ambrosia (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Ambrosia is the story of an Iranian-Canadian couple, Ali and Leila, who dream of an exciting future in Vancouver: Ali owns a pizza shop and thinks of expanding and Leila is an up-and-coming clothing designer. However, their situations change ...
Plot: lgbt, female director, lesbian kiss, seamstress, lesbian, pregnancy
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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This Time Forever (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young American hockey player, studying in Canada on a hockey scholarship, falls in love while risking his scholarship and the prospect of the Vietnam war draft.
Plot: vietnam war, ice hockey, college, injury, single mother, reunion, hospital, pregnancy, presumed dead, wheelchair, struggle, hockey ...
Place: montreal, canada, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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New Wave (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A hitchiker (Alain Delon) is taken in by a wealthy industrialist (Domiziana Giordano).
Style: avant garde
Plot: frustration, afterlife, imagery, quotation, wave, lake, femme fatale
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Black Biscuit (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Featuring today's modern outlaws - These are the outsiders of society. And their all stars. Director Fabrizio Federico has created a fact feature film about money, sex, dignity, and dreams. A group of misfit outsiders all face the difficult ...
Style: experimental, cult film, underground film, avant garde
Plot: underground, movie business, maverick
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Forest (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 76 min.
Story: The action of the film takes place in two periods of time. An old man leads his son through a forest, and is simultaneously under his care confined to bed with a deadly illness.
Style: mystical
Plot: old man, death of father, father son relationship, forest, murder, life & death, bedridden, dying father
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Before Tomorrow (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two isolated families meet for a summertime celebration. Food is abundant and the future seems bright, but Ningiuq, a wise old woman, sees her world as fragile and moves through it with a pervasive sense of dread. Ningiuq and her grandson Maniq are ...
Style: sincere, atmospheric, serious, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: native, isolation, survival, human spirit, wilderness, friendship, golden years, hopes, youth, escapades, elderly, family relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Goin' Down the Road (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Story of desolation as two friends travel from Nova Scotia to Toronto in hope of finding a better life. Drifting from job to job: bottling plant, car wash, bowling alley, newspaper delivery, and in between enjoying the night life of the big city. ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, on the road, friends, pregnancy, bowling, bowling alley, waitress, train, snow, introspection, self discovery, human nature ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The High Cost of Living (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The story of a young, pregnant woman whose world falls apart when she loses her child in a hit and run accident. As her life unravels, Nathalie finds an unlikely protector in Henry, a down and out guardian angel who has followed her thread. But ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: pregnant woman, hopes, pregnancy, fall in love, family relations, disorder, life turned upside down, family problems, redemption, romance, love and romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%