Movies like Clair Obscur

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Clair Obscur (2016)
 6.5
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Clair Obscur (2016)
Original name: Tereddüt
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Poland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Turkish writer-director Yesim Ustaoglu offers a parallel study of two women — a psychiatrist with a long-time live-in partner and a wife in a conservative, nearly tyrannical household — in this study of the possibilities and limitations that exist for women in Turkey today.
Plot: unhappy marriage, turkish, repressed sexuality, psychiatrist patient relationship, small town, female director, women, female orgasm, small town life, woman, injection, mother in law daughter in law relationship, female psychiatrist, psychiatric patient, cheating wife

Most similar movies to Clair Obscur

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and captivating films with plots about female director, small town, small town life, family relations, social relations, countryside and female nudity mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Clair Obscur: Araf/Somewhere in Between (2012), Pandora's Box (2008), Journey to the Sun (1999), Woman of the Ganges (1974), Waiting for the Clouds (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Araf/Somewhere in Between (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Araf is the story of Zehra and Olgun whose lives are caught in a vacuum. The world in which they live and work is a place of throwaway culture and constant change. They too are waiting for a chance to change and escape from their empty, monotonous ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: against the rules, forbidden love, dull life, rebelliousness, teenage life, love and romance, adolescence vs adulthood, deadend life, miscarriage, pregnancy, restaurant, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Pandora's Box (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When an aging matriarch starts showing signs of dementia, her dysfunctional family in Istanbul must navigate a minefield of unresolved issues to care for her.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, self discovery, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, elderly, hopes, estrangement, family problems, introspection, parents and children, countryside, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Journey to the Sun (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Netherlands, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Mehmet, a young Turkish man newly migrated from the village Tire, takes a job searching for water leaks below the surface of the streets of Istanbul. Due to a strange set of events, he is mistaken for a Kurd, imprisoned, and brutally beaten. Upon ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, biting ...
Plot: politics, injustice, friendship, racism, discrimination, self discovery, false accusation, culture clash, city life, village life, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: turkey, kurdistan, germany, iraq, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Woman of the Ganges (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A man returns to the place he once lived a passionate love affair with a woman who is now dead. So powerful are the emotions that seize him that he imagines she is still alive, and begins to live as if this were the case...
Style: avant garde
Plot: female director, frustration, coat, very little dialogue, winter, loneliness, beach, ghost, small town, seaside, voice
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Invention of the Curried Sausage (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: World War II is grinding to a close, and middle-aged Lena Bruecker (Barbara Sukowa) is caught in the fallout of Germany's crushing defeat. Her husband is missing in action on the Eastern Front, her children are all grown and out of touch with ...
Plot: female director, woman, sausage, male nudity
Place: hamburg germany, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Waiting for the Clouds (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Greece
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ayse/Eleni who is a member of a Greek family in Turkey is forced to immigrate from Trabzon to Mersin in her early ages. However, the events that happen cause her to face her own past.
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: village life, deportation, family relations, golden years, village, nostalgia, identity, haunted by the past, immigrants, culture clash, memories, love ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: greece, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Happily Ever After (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When Heather and Sarah Ann were growing up they told each other every secret. But Heather left their small town on the last day of high school vowing never to return. Forced to come back when her father becomes ill, the young documentary filmmaker ...
Plot: wedding, father daughter relationship, hospitalization, small town, female director, extramarital affair, prom, homecoming, best friends
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Children of the Mountain (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Georgia, Ghana
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Against the picturesque Ghanaian backdrop, Children of the Mountain is an honest exploration of a mother’s will in the face of much adversity. When her baby is born with a cleft lip, cerebral palsy, and Down syndrome, Essuman is led to believe ...
Plot: female director, help, children, african, women, disability
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.6
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Limbo (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Germany
Duration: 80 min.
Story: LIMBO is set in a small town in rural Denmark, teenager Sara and young teacher Karen develop a connection. A quiet drama interested as much in the lives of its female protagonists as their surroundings.
Plot: female director, school, car accident, school teacher, machismo, femininity
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.8
 2K
Angels Crest (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The small working-class town of Angels Crest is a tight-knit community resting quietly in one of the vast and stunningly beautiful valleys of the Rocky Mountains. Ethan, one of the town's residents, is a young father but not much more than a ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: small town, parents and children, small town life, legal, forces of nature, death of child, snow, society, loss of son, social relations, family relations, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.5
 2K
The Visit (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, West Germany, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Carla Zachanassian had a child by Serge Miller as a teenager. When Serge refused to marry her, she was driven out of town. By her own wit and cunning, she has returned as a multi-millionaire for a visit. The town lays out the red carpet expecting ...
Style: psychological, suspense, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: revenge, small town life, teenage life, vengeance, small town, couples, social relations, literature, woman, seduction, countryside, cabin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.2
 32
Nights (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Feature film
Plot: female director, urban decay, poverty, drugs, ruins, vomiting, injection, garbage
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.8
 108
Sheep (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The life of a small French town is rocked by a bizarre incident.
Style: stylized, sincere, serious, contemplative, offbeat ...
Plot: friendship, workplace, youth, realism, teenage life, workplace situations, social relations, small town, restaurant, small town life, friends, female director ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
I'm Going to Change My Name (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Russia, Armenia, Denmark
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on the Armenian ‘Sharakan’, a nine-part song that brings us gradually closer to meaning, Maria Saakyan’s new film further develops the poetic invention apparent in her first feature, The Lighthouse. Focusing on the world of a 14-year-old ...
Style: captivating, romantic, entertaining
Plot: coming of age, single mother, teenager, teenage girl, small town, romantic relationship, relationships, family relations, love and romance, love affair, teenage life, family problems ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.2
 255
Summer (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Sixteen-year-old Anne grows up in the isolated Biesbosch area, where spacious fields and power pylons define the landscape. With a group of friends, she spends a sultry summer holiday there trying to make the leap to maturity. But this shared ...
Plot: female director, 16 year old, falling in love, gas station, coming of age, fall in love, disco, friend, motorcycle, puberty, lesbian kiss, religion ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Croatia, Slovenia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In Stip, a small town in Macedonia, every January the local priest throws a wooden cross into the river and hundreds of men dive after it. Good fortune and prosperity are guaranteed to the man who retrieves it. This time, Petrunya dives into the ...
Style: rough, realistic, bleak, serious, captivating
Plot: female protagonist, feminism, social relations, small town, faith, religions or cults, social problems, small town life, society, social issues, women, religion ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.1
 384
The Well (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Young Katherine and her older friend Hester live at the isolated farm run by Hester and her father Francis. Katherine works as a maid and wants to leave that place because there's too much work. Hester, however, gets attracted to Katherine and ...
Style: psychological, bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric, contemplative ...
Plot: small town life, friendship, woman in danger, small town, murder, countryside, heist, couple relations, strong female presence, crimes, deadly, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.7
 2K
Fair Haven (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young man returns to his family farm, after a long stay in ex-gay conversion therapy, and is torn between the expectations of his emotionally distant father, and the memories of a past, loving relationship he has tried to bury.
Style: christian film, touching, disturbing, sincere
Plot: gay teenager, father son relationship, countryside, gay, coming out, love, sex scene, first love, teenage boy, small town, gay couple, unrequited love ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Cold Sassy Tree (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Handsome May-December romantic drama set in a sleepy Southern town at the turn of the century. An independent lady from up North causes a scandal when she decides to wed the local general-store owner just three weeks after he's been widowed.
Style: nostalgic
Plot: romance, female director, department store, south, love, small town, americana, community, age difference, male female relationship, son, widow
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Before the World Ends (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The countryside of Rio Grande do Sul, and high-school student, Daniel, spends a normal adolescence life with his family, studying, riding his bicycle, playing games on the Internet and expecting one day to move to the big city of Porto Alegre. ...
Plot: female director, photograph, middle class, catholic school, friendship between boys, biological father, vandalism, teenage boy, child abandonment, betrayal, small town, theft ...
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.2
 499
Charlie Says (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The seemingly separate lives of a group of men intersect entwining the fates of each of them over the course of a week.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: lifestyle, love affair, human nature, social relations, love and romance, couples, celebrity culture, dishonesty, infidelity, teachers and students, cons and scams, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.7
 1K
Sicily! (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany
Duration: 66 min.
Story: A man returns to visit his native Sicily after living in New York for a long time. He learns about the Sicilian way of life from stylized conversations with an orange picker, his fellow train passengers, his mother, and a knife-sharpener.
Plot: female director
Place: sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Year of Awakening (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A sensitive, 14 year old orphan in a military school learns about life and love from his classmates and teachers.
Plot: older woman teenage boy sex, female full frontal nudity, bare breasts, unhappy marriage, coming of age, cheating wife, abusive husband, teenage sexuality, seductress, teenage sex, boxing, military ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Big Big World (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ali and Zuhal take their first step out of the orphanage into this big world committing a crime. It becomes impossible for them to live amongst people now, and the forest they take shelter in becomes a desert island for them. A boy and a girl that ...
Plot: hospital, forest, taxi, motorcycle, attack, taxi driver, orphan, magic realism, hugging, goat, crying, bleeding
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.0
 113
Gisela (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Gisela is a young wife and mother, living in a working class German Housing Scheme. She is a supermarket cashier, her husband a delivery driver. The marriage is stale but together they are working their way up into the middle class. George and ...
Plot: love triangle, female director, salesman, extramarital affair, supermarket, sex in toilet, male nudity, sex, female nudity, masturbation, cheating wife, unfaithful wife ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
I Walk the Line (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Tawes is the sheriff in a godforsaken little hole somewhere in Tennessee. A man of strong moral fibre he is always quick to judge others and follows the law zealously. Then he meets Alma, a young beautiful girl who turns his world upside down. ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: small town, nubile woman, heist, vengeance, small town life, criminal heroes, chases and races, rivalry, dishonesty, crimes, fugitives, on the run ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.6
 187
Team Hurricane (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A punk chick flick about teen girls that mixes highly stylized fictional elements with documentary material: loneliness, pussy-power, Kawaii, electric green, hentai, graffiti, vibrators, friendship, teddy bears, resting bitch face, ART, fire, fear, ...
Plot: female director, teenage girl, female nudity, scandinavian girl, teenager, group of teenagers
Place: scandinavia, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
My Brother's Wife (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After almost 10 years of marriage, attractive Zoe discovers that her marriage lacks passion and surprise, and is seduced by the possibility of finding those sensations already forgotten in her husband's brother. From this premise a series of ...
Style: captivating, romantic, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: infidelity, unhappy marriage, sexual desire, cheating wife, love affair, passion, sexual abuse, family relations, love triangle, family problems, betrayal, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america, mexico, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Third Side of the River (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Tensions rise when a doctor (Daniel Veronese) pressures his teenage son to follow in his footsteps.
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, tense, serious
Plot: coming of age, family relations, parents and children, family problems, teenage life, dysfunctional family, under the surface, small town, father son relationship, double life, social relations, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Dog Days of Summer (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A mysterious drifter lures two boys into uncovering the secrets of a sleepy southern town.
Style: touching, offbeat, realistic, serious, neo noir ...
Plot: small town, coming of age, youth, social relations, small town life, friendship, childhood, father son relationship, friendship between boys, blindness, accident, male female relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%