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The Prayer (2018)
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The Prayer (2018)
Original name: La Prière
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Thomas is a drug addict. In an effort to put an end to his habit, he joins a community of former addicts who live isolated in the mountains and use prayer as a way to cure themselves.
Style: serious, exciting, rough, captivating, disturbing
Plot: mountain, drug addict, prayer, hard labor, catholic priest, love, friendship, new life, drug rehab, death, troubled youth, snow, nun, adaptation, drug rehabilitation, cigarette smoking, sex scene, religious faith, hiking, lost, bus, community, gospel, carpenter, priest ...
Place: france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and psychological films with plots about friendship, society, love, countryside, youth, family relations and friends mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Prayer: Atomic Age (2012), The Nun (1966), Maine (2018), The Nun (2013), Apaches (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Atomic Age (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 67 min.
Story: Two young boys, Victor and Rainer, take the commuter train to spend the evening in Paris. In a nightclub on the banks of the Seine they go from one disappointment to another, from failed chat ups to street brawls. But as they get carried away by the ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, melancholic, exciting ...
Plot: friendship, teenage life, friends, on the road, city life, lifestyle, buddies, coming out, youth, urban, gender, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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95%
 7.4
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The Nun (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In eighteenth-century France, a girl is forced against her will to take vows as a nun. Three mothers superior treat her in radically different ways, ranging from maternal concern, to sadistic persecution, to lesbian desire.
Style: sexy, gloomy, sexual, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: convent, pursuit, monastery, suicide, nun, priest, youth, dishonesty, village, clergy, coming of age, destructive relationship ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, europe
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94%
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Maine (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Backpacking alone on the Appalachian trail, a married woman meets a younger hiker and the two strangers become inexplicably drawn to one another.
Style: captivating, sincere, realistic, sentimental
Plot: camping, hiking, loneliness, dysfunctional relationship, love, sexual attraction, infidelity, sex scene, seduction, family relations, friendship, couples ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 6.5
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The Nun (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Suzanne Simonin describes her life of suffering in letters. As a young woman she is sent to a convent against her will. Since her parents cannot afford the dowry required for a marriage befitting her rank they decide she must instead become a nun. ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: convent, power relations, clergy, celibacy, society, strong female presence, women's rights, religion, humiliation, abuse of power, prayer, confession ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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Apaches (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: While thousands of tourists invade the beaches, camping grounds and clubs, five teenagers from Porto Vecchio hang out. One evening one of them leads the others to an unoccupied luxury villa. They spend the night there. Before they leave, they steal ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, gloomy
Plot: teenage life, friendship, crime gone awry, youth, crimes, island, group of friends, murder, disorder, criminal's revenge, friends, summer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
The Donner Party (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on the real events of The Donner Party tragedy. The Donner Party was a group of California-bound American settlers caught up in the western expansion of the 1840s. After becoming snowbound in the Sierra Nevada during the winter of 1846-1847, a ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: survival, human nature, isolation, wilderness, danger, moral dilemma, hopes, mountain, desperation, confined, escapades, dream ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 6.7
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Hadewijch (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A troubled young woman is thrown out of a convent and forms a relationship with a radical Muslim.
Style: thought provoking, touching, sentimental, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: convent, self discovery, religions or cults, human nature, friendship, hopes, clergy, youth, society, religious faith, love, muslim ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Times and Winds (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In a small, poor village leaning over high rocky mountains, the villagers are simple and diligent people who struggle to cope with a harsh nature. They earn their living off the earth and a few animals they feed. Fathers always prefer one of their ...
Style: touching, psychological, serious, rough, bleak ...
Plot: village, mountain, friendship, coming of age, dream, solar eclipse, islam, teenage life, youth, introspection, society, generation gap ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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Scream of Stone (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France, Canada, Italy, Argentina, UK, South Africa
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A meeting of two world famous climbers, one an experienced mountaineer the other a sport climber, and a journalist (Ivan) results in a bet on which of the two is the best climber. Roger (the mountaineering expert) states that Martin (the sport ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, psychological
Plot: mountain, climbing, rivalry, ambition, love triangle, contests and competitions, wilderness, danger, dream, mountain climbing, obsession, mountaineer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: patagonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
The New Girlfriend (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young woman makes a surprising discovery about the husband of her late best friend.
Style: psychological, touching, romantic, erotic, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, human nature, life turned upside down, transvestism, femininity, loss of friend, death of wife, new life, love, deception, family relations, cross dressing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france
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84%
Little Forest (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young woman leaves the city to return to her hometown in the countryside. Seeking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, she becomes self-sufficient in a bid to reconnect with nature.
Style: disturbing, psychological, sincere, captivating
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: countryside, farming, cooking, young woman, female protagonist, friendship, childhood friend, mother daughter relationship, pet dog, food, winter, male female relationship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Story of Judas (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man ascends a barren summit. It is Judas, come to collect Jesus and carry him down the mountain on his back, joking and panting as he does so. After bathing in the river and taking part in a henna ceremony, Jesus leaves for Jerusalem. Judas is ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: religions or cults, friends, dishonesty, betrayal, society, intrigue, clergy, friendship, rivalry, desert, mountain, bible ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 5.9
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Cosmos (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Two young men seek the solitude of the country; their peace is disturbed when a set of random occurrences suggest to their susceptible minds a pattern with sinister meanings.
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: obsession, human nature, fall in love, satire, dead animal, sparrow, love, rivalry, countryside, umbrella, writers, jaguar car ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Beyond the Hills (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, France, Belgium
Duration: 152 min.
Story: A drama centered on the friendship between two young women who grew up in the same orphanage; one has found refuge at a convent in Romania and refuses to leave with her friend, who now lives in Germany.
Style: sincere, disturbing, realistic, based on true events, gloomy ...
Plot: nun, convent, belief in god, friendship, culture clash, traditional versus modern, reunion, danger, society, clergy, exorcism, female friendship ...
Place: romania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.5
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Wasted (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A high-school track star (Nick Stahl) watches without judgment as his two best friends (Summer Phoenix, Aaron Paul) abuse heroin.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: high school, friendship, party, heroin, drug addict, life is a bitch, teenage life, downfall, small town, going straight, hopes, drug dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.3
 306
The Gate (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Cambodia, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two decades after forging an unlikely alliance in Pol Pot's Cambodia, a French ethnologist and a former Khmer Rouge official meet again after the latter is arrested for crimes against humanity.
Style: disturbing, serious, rough, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: survival, captivity, confined, against humanity, political repression, ideology, mass murder, communism, genocide, communist
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: cambodia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 4.8
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Being 14 (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The lives and turbulent adventures of a bunch of fourteen-year-old teenagers, through the eyes of three young girls - Sarah, Jade and Louise - with one last year to go before high school.
Style: realistic, emotional, atmospheric, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, teenage life, coming of age, drug abuse, youth, sexuality, self discovery, college, life is a bitch, best friends, friends, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Party Is Over (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Despite their differences, Celeste and Sihem quickly become inseparable. The common will to get out of drugs seals their fusional friendship. This will be as much a force as an obstacle when, transferred from the center that welcomes them, they find ...
Plot: friendship, addiction, cigarette smoking, female protagonist, bare breasts, drugs, bathtub, nudity (full frontal - brief), rehabilitation, drug addict, young woman, drug addiction ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.2
 2K
Feed (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Olivia and Matthew Grey, 18-year-old twins born into a world of privilege and high expectations. There are almost no boundaries between them - even their dreams are connected.
Style: tense, sincere, captivating, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: anorexia, twins, hospitalization, eating disorder, youth, adaptation, family, life is a bitch, love, hospital, destiny, society ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
What Richard Did (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: What Richard Did is a striking portrait of the fall of a Dublin golden-boy and high school rugby star whose world unravels one summer night.
Style: captivating, serious, suspense, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: life turned upside down, lifestyle, friendship, alcohol, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, summer, teenage life, danger, beautiful scenery, once promising, athlete's life, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
In the Name of the Land (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Pierre is 25 when he returns from Wyoming to find Claire his fiancée and take over the family farm. Twenty years later, the farm expanded, so did the family. It's the time of happy days, at least at the beginning. The debts accumulate and ...
Plot: autobiography, knife, nightclub, suicide, cemetery, sea, farming, cycling, field, christmas, suicide threat, egg ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1979, year 1996
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
The Runner Stumbles (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Dick Van Dyke stars as a priest accused of murdering a nun. Directed by Stanley Kramer, this 1979 drama also features Kathleen Quinlan, Maureen Stapleton, Ray Bolger, Beau Bridges and Tammy Grimes.
Plot: catholic priest, nun, priest, convent, catholic church, catholic
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 7.0
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Amanda (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Twenty-year-old David lives in the moment. He juggles a variety of different odd jobs and continues to put off – just for a while longer – the time to make more serious decisions. This solitary daydreamer succumbs to the charm of Lena, a newly ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, sincere, captivating
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: death of mother, little girl, orphan, custody, family, life is a bitch, hopes, parents and children, mentor, family relations, adaptation, child ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: family relations, cruelty, misery, donkey, purity, redemption, friendship, misfit, countryside, injustice, sin, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Daughters of the Sun (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Amangol (Altinay Ghelich Taghani) is the eldest daughter in a poor rural family. To help support them, her head is shaven and begins work as a boy named Aman in an isolated carpet weaving shop. The girls who work there are beaten by the owner, as is ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, captivating
Plot: secret, friendship, impostor, employer employee relationship, love, disguise, mother daughter relationship, exploitation, death, death of mother, love triangle, cousin cousin relationship ...
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.5
 5K
Himalaya (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland, UK, Nepal
Duration: 108 min.
Story: As the denizens of a Tibetan village prepare for their arduous annual trek to exchange salt for grain, the community's allegiances are split between aging chieftain Tinle (Thilen Lhondup) and rebellious young Karma (Gurgon Kyap). Tinle tries to ...
Style: atmospheric, epic, captivating, tense, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: monk, monastery, mountain, rivalry, adventure, wisdom of life, power relations, social relations, family relations, escapades, parents and children, disobey ...
Time: 90s
Place: himalaya, nepal, tibet, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
White Elephant (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Gerónimo is a 45 year old man devastated by a tragic event. His friend Julian tries out afloat by encouraging him to participate in the project of a marginal town near Buenos Aires. Both are Catholic priests who decided to dedicate their life to ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, rough, bleak ...
Plot: social decay, society, rebellion, life is a bitch, fighting the system, hopes, changing lives, urban ghetto, against the odds, human spirit, partners, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Call Me Elisabeth (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A 10 year old girl lives in post WWII rural France with her parents, who are about to divorce. Her older sister leaves home to finish school, and the young girl is left with a mysterious, almost silent housekeeper. Being afraid of the dark, and of ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: family relations, countryside, master and servant, mute or deaf, couples, danger, sister sister relationship, father daughter relationship, ghost, school, mother daughter relationship, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.3
 494
The Possessed (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: French-polish movie adaptation of the novel by Dostoievski (also known as Demons), directed by Andrzej Wajda.
Style: captivating, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Plot: reform, small town, russian empire, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, suicide, revolution, disposing of a dead body, free will, arson, nihilism, execution ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1870s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.5
 162
Week-ends (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It sometimes takes little to spoil a weekend in the country. A simple misunderstanding in a supermarket parking lot, a bad reaction, and there you go, everything is awry. Nothing is going well for Christine. Jean leaves her. Her oldest friends, ...
Style: emotional, realistic, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: friendship, countryside, introspection, breakup, self discovery, couple relations, disorder, family problems, couples, nothing goes right, crumbling marriage, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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