Movies like Blank

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Blank (2009)
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Blank (2009)
Original name: L'absence
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 75 min.
Story: In this sensitive examination of the effects of Alzheimer's a home care assistant, Felicia, is charged with spending her days with Anna, an elderly woman suffering from dementia. When Anna's husband vanishes, Felicia dedicates herself to Anna, and like Anna, slowly loses all sense of time and self.
Plot: loneliness, depression, memory loss, alzheimer's disease, borderline personality disorder, insanity, memory, claustrophobia, old age, mental disorder, dementia, responsibility, solitary, confusion

Most similar movies to Blank

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, psychological, realistic and emotional films with plots about loneliness, depression, memory, husband wife relationship, insanity, memory loss and alzheimer's disease mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Blank: The Father (2020), Suzie (2009), Summer Rain (2015), French Blood (2015), Still Alice (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Father (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A man refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages and, as he tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality.
Style: emotional, sad, tear jerker, compassionate, thought provoking ...
Plot: alzheimer's disease, father daughter relationship, memory loss, caregiver, dementia, elderly man, old man, terminal illness, life & death, doubts and hesitations, human spirit, dreams ...
Time: year 1937
Place: london
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95%
 6.0
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Suzie (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Suzie, a 58 year old depressed taxi driver on the night shift. On Halloween, she finds a 10 year old autistic boy in the back seat of her taxi with 50$ and an address. As Suzie arrived at the father's address, she realizes the mess this family ...
Plot: autism, loneliness, taxi, depression, female director, parenting
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79%
Summer Rain (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 54 min.
Story: Agathe and Paul, on holidays with their children. On a bridge, at the edge of a cliff, a forgotten wallet. A thought, and then dizziness.
Plot: swimming pool, male nudity, wallet, married couple
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68%
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French Blood (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Marco Lopez, a former Neo-Nazi and skinhead, tries to leave his violent, racist and hateful past behind him.
Style: depressing, psychological, disturbing, tense, bleak
Plot: subculture, depression, downfall, drugs/alcohol, desperation, drug addiction, personality change, loneliness, character change, insanity, tragic event, lifestyle change ...
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68%
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 129K
Still Alice (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a devastating diagnosis, Alice and her family find their bonds tested.
Style: heartbreaking, touching, emotional, psychological, sad ...
Plot: alzheimer's disease, mother daughter relationship, family drama, supportive spouse, memory loss, relationships, terminal illness, illness, columbia university, unfulfillment, life turned upside down, doctors ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
I Know How to Knit (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 74 min.
Story: The story of Tanya, who is suddenly hit by a feeling that her existence is hopelessly devoid of meaning, is set in St. Petersburg. The city landscape provides the backdrop for Tanya's ups and downs as she takes drastic action, gets into scrapes ...
Plot: depression, suicide attempt, solitude, diary, farce, insane, mental institution, insanity, hiding place
Place: saint petersburg, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.5
 22K
Away from Her (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A man coping with the institutionalization of his wife because of Alzheimer's disease faces an epiphany when she transfers her affections to another man, a wheel chair-bound mute who also is a patient at the nursing home.
Style: sincere, sentimental, melancholic, suspense, intense ...
Plot: elderly, marriage, alzheimer's disease, nurse, retirement home, true love, elderly lovers, human spirit, golden years, hopes, fighting illness, lovers apart ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Asthenic Syndrome (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 153 min.
Story: In the old days it was called hypochrondria, or black melancholia. Now, apparently, it's termed the Asthenic Syndrome. Whatever it is, Nikolai, a teacher of epicly indifferent pupils, has got it, and it's not much fun.
Plot: female director, teacher, male nudity, female nudity, depression, loneliness, film within a film
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46%
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Forget Me Never (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Diane McGowin was employed as an administrative assistant for a group of attorneys in private practice. She found herself forgetting things, especially losing short term memory. She suspected that something was wrong and went to the doctor. After ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious
Plot: memory loss, politics, unfulfillment, couples, friendship, terminal illness, couple relations, mental illness, college, relationship vs career, aging, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 8.4
 4K
Thanmathra (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 160 min.
Story: A man leading a happy life with his loving wife and two children suddenly starts getting forgetful and lost. Then, he is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease leaving his family devastated.
Plot: alzheimer's disease, student, family, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, song, malayalam
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41%
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 2K
Mad World (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An absentee father and his bipolar son are forced to live together as they struggle with a recent family tragedy. The tension and anxiety boil as they live and try to cope in a tiny apartment. As time passes, they realize their shared pain is not ...
Plot: mental disorder, mental disorders, father son relationship, crying, repeated scene, reading a book, bipolar disorder, mother son relationship
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Agatha and the Limitless Readings (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man (Yann Andrea) and his sister (Bulle Ogier) meet at a seaside village to discuss their relationship.
Style: sexy
Plot: incestuous relationship, brother sister incest, female director, brother sister relationship, reminiscence, separation, incest, seashell, hotel, seaside, frustration, memories ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Peddler (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The movie consists of three episodes that explore the lives of poor and desperate in Iran. In episode one, a very poor couple with many crippled children abandon their newly born baby in hopes that it will have a better future. In the second ...
Style: anthology
Plot: poverty, insanity, caretaker, cripple, old age, merchant, abandoned baby, mother son relationship
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.5
 50
Eiszeit (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, Norway
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Based on a very successful play of the same name by Tankred Dorst, this film tells a story about Norwegian author Knut Hamsun (here played by O.E. Hasse), a Nobel prizewinner for literature who was notorious for having collaborated with the Nazi ...
Plot: suicide, friend, old man, world war two, nazi, trial, insanity, friendship, partisan, old age, hitler, court ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Death of John L. (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Zbigniew Gasior, a thirty year old singer, is a youth idol. Despite fame, money and success with the ladys, he can't neglect the emptiness in his life. The shattered dreams of his friends are not really a help, to ease his existential pains.
Plot: crisis, band, idol, star, musician, divorce, depression, suicide, prostitute, singer, promiscuity, birthday ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, dysfunctional family, suicide attempt, death, loss, nephew, house fire, funeral, hospital ...
Time: 2010s
Place: boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.9
 171
The Judgement (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Thailand
Duration: 110 min.
Story: "Ai-Fak" is the story about Fak, a young Thai man who leaves the monkhood to care for his ailing father. When he returns home, he finds his father has married a much younger woman. She is very beautiful, but she is also mentally ...
Plot: mentally challenged, insanity, stepmother, thai
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Radiance (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 83 min.
Story: With the death of their mother, two sisters (Nona and Cressy) return to their childhood home in Northern Australia where their third sister, Mae, lived looking after their mother. The funeral happens and the three find themselves together in the ...
Plot: female director, fire, sister sister relationship, diva, arson, death, family home, homecoming, insanity, ashes, inheritance, aborigine ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.2
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Lose My Self (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The film tells the story of longtime married couple Lena and Tore, who need to deal with Lena's sudden lost of biographical memory due to amnesia.
Plot: explicit sex, pubic hair, memory, male nudity, memory loss, cunnilingus, amnesia, identity, female nudity, erection, church service, female full frontal nudity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Terence Davies Trilogy (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: These three semi-autobiographical short films by Terence Davies follow the journey of Robert Tucker, first seen as a hangdog child in "Children", then as a hollow-eyed middle-aged man in "Madonna and Child", and finally as a ...
Plot: angel, cruising, nun, nightmare, loneliness, death, old age, nurse, guilt, gay, church, flashback ...
Place: liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.8
 3K
Blame (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A drama teacher's taboo relationship with an unstable student strikes a nerve in her jealous classmate, sparking a vengeful chain of events within their suburban high school that draws parallels to 'The Crucible'.
Style: realistic, talky, emotional, touching, atmospheric
Audience: teens
Plot: teacher student relationship, high school, peer pressure, older man younger woman relationship, bullying, teenage life, life is a bitch, society, protection, loneliness, depression, teenage girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.4
 1K
Phantom (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 76 min.
Story: In Tokyo, a girl and her boyfriend spend a night talking about their life, their precarious condition and their difficulties to earn a living, their place in the world, if ever they have one...
Style: experimental, avant garde
Plot: existentialism, neon light, homeless, handheld camera, alienation, unhappiness, love, identity, nightmare, nameless character, literature, dialogue driven ...
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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What They Had (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A woman must fly back to her hometown when her Alzheimer's-stricken mother, wanders into a blizzard. The return home forces her to confront her past.
Style: sentimental, melancholic, touching, sincere, captivating
Plot: alzheimer's disease, grandmother granddaughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, blizzard, memory loss, drinking alcohol, prayer, lie, drinking, apology, snow, self discovery ...
Place: california, florida, sacramento california, illinois, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Pursuit of Loneliness (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After an elderly hospital patient dies, a nurse tries unsuccessfully to contact the next of kin. Later, a social worker continues the effort but finds only the neighbor who was feeding the patient’s dogs. A county investigator fails to locate any ...
Style: sincere, contemplative, captivating, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: veterinarian, old age, nurse, elderly woman, social issues, isolation, loneliness, pet dog, hospital, social worker, drinking water, pharmacy ...
Time: 2000s
Place: texas, los angeles
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31%
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Another House (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Mathieu Roy's L’Autre maison is an intimate and powerful family drama featuring three generations of great Quebec Actors. Marcel Sabourin plays Henri Bernard, an 86 year-old man with a failing grip on reality. His sons, a jet setting middle ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: alzheimer's disease, family problems, dysfunctional family, aging, family relations, estrangement, elderly, parents and children, memory loss, father son relationship, love, brothers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Prodigal Daughter (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young woman in a deep depression leaves her husband and returns to her parents. She discovers her father is having an affair, becomes jealous of his mistress and tries to turn his feelings in her direction.
Plot: oedipus complex, depression, incest, parent child relationship, infidelity, jealousy, romantic rivalry, sex, newborn, moving, breakup, erotic dream ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.9
 336
Modesty (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Pudor is about intimacy, about the desires, obsessions, secrets and fears that we keep hidden, even from those we love most. The characters in this story are a man who is going to die, a woman who receives anonymous erotic notes, an older man who is ...
Style: serious, sincere, disturbing, captivating
Plot: husband wife relationship, secret admirer, dysfunctional family, adultery, guilt, unhappy marriage, dementia, teenage sexuality, loneliness, funeral, female masturbation, mother daughter relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.1
 15
Dreamland (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Thomas, a photographer from France, goes to Japan to take pictures of abandoned places. Lonely, he meets Natsuki, a young and beautiful woman, who will become his model. But Thomas has violent panic attacks and nightmares...
Plot: loneliness, photographer, park
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 3.5
 128
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: dream, tattoo, loneliness, bisexual, pill, skinny dipping, male nudity, pills, gay interest, gay
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%