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The Door (2012)
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The Door (2012)
Original name: Az ajtó
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: This is a story of a special relationship between two women, a writer and her maid.
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, psychological, captivating, talky
Plot: friendship, writer's life, rich and poor, society, master and servant, strong female presence, power relations, maid, world war two, artists and showbiz, female prisoner, weirdo, guilty conscience, holocaust survivor, bonding, flashback, injury, nazi concentration camp, holocaust, concentration camp
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: hungary

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, contemplative and captivating films with plots about society, power relations, family relations, social differences, master and servant, friendship and life is a bitch mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Door: The Uncertainty Principle (2002), Small World (2010), Simon & the Oaks (2011), Coronation (2000), Inside (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Uncertainty Principle (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Having lost her place among the social elite, a widow remarries and starts a family.
Style: contemplative, realistic, cynical, talky, stylized ...
Plot: starting over, estate, hopes, destiny, rich and poor, infidelity, down on your luck, social differences, couples, life is a bitch, dishonesty, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portugal
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95%
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Small World (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Conrad Lang, a handyman in a rich family - he has been raised like a brother with Thomas, who has the same age -, accidentally puts fire to the big holiday house he keeps. He returns to the town he grew up in, to the family home, where Philippe, ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: mystery, mental illness, haunted by the past, memory loss, investigation, intrigue, family relations, society, family life, flashback, friendship, misfit ...
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Simon & the Oaks (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Norway
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Epic story about two families and their friendship and common destiny in Sweden's Gothenburg in the 1940s and 1950s. Told from the perspective of young Simon Larsson, who learns that he's an adopted child who has a Jewish father from ...
Style: realistic, tense, psychological, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: coming of age, world war two, friendship, family relations, wartime life, society, culture clash, working class, youth, best friend, social differences, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 50s, post world war two
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.9
 456
Coronation (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The elderly heir of a formerly wealthy and respected Chilean family, Andres, suffers from decadence and solitude. He hires young Estela in order to look after his tiranic and almost crazy grandmother. The differences in class and age don't stop ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: love affair, social decay, self discovery, love triangle, life is a bitch, elderly, aging, society, power relations, family relations, obsession, rich and poor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 7.2
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Inside (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A man's life, thoughts, feelings and his very own darkness... Adapted from Dostoevsky's novel "Notes from Undergroud", Demirkubuz follows Muharrem as he gets himself invited to a party where he is not welcome, just to find ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, contemplative, captivating
Plot: human nature, cause and meaning, introspection, writer's life, hopes, artists and showbiz, humiliation, loneliness, party, dull life, unfulfillment, losing-it hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Diary of a Chambermaid (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 96 min.
Story: France, around 1900. Coming from the vibrancy of Paris, pert Célestine is procured as a chambermaid in Normandy. In the Lanlaire's villa she encounters the lecherous man of the house and his asexual, tyrannical and jealous wife. Célestine is ...
Style: serious, realistic, sexy, sexual, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: master and servant, power relations, social differences, society, master servant relationship, maid, violence against women, chambermaid, humiliation, passion, lust, lecher ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century, 1890s
Place: france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
A Cooler Climate (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Iris is broke after her divorce and takes a job working as a housekeeper for a wealthy woman named Paula. When Paula and her husband separate, an unlikely friendship blossoms between the women.
Style: talky, contemplative, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: housekeeper, working class, social differences, human nature, friendship, culture clash, family problems, couples, power relations, family relations, friends, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Julia (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: At the behest of an old and dear friend, playwright Lillian Hellman undertakes a dangerous mission to smuggle funds into Nazi Germany.
Style: captivating, atmospheric, realistic, factual, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, politics, political unrest, friends, against the odds, writer's life, female protagonist, female bonding, smuggling, fascism, culture clash, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 1950s, 50s ...
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, austria, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 7.1
 533
Morning Dew (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ethiopia, Germany, France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The Ethiopian intellectual Anberber returns to his native country during the repressive totalitarian regime of Haile Mariam Mengistu and the recognition of his own displacement and powerlessness at the dissolution of his people's humanity and ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: friendship, village, revolution, haunted by the past, idealism, political unrest, society, rebellion, state affairs, medical school, rich and poor, socialist ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: ethiopia, africa, europe, germany, west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
A Simple Life (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The relationship between a middle-aged man (Andy Lau) and the elderly woman (Deanie Ip), who has been the family's helper for sixty years.
Style: touching, sentimental, contemplative, serious, realistic
Plot: maid, retirement home, social differences, society, master and servant, family life, power relations, producer, family relations, film producer, film premiere, senior citizen ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.4
 488
The Nanny (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Rome, early 20th century: a wealthy psychiatrist, who runs an asylum for women and lacks imagination in his practice, must find a wet nurse for his infant when his wife panics after childbirth. He brings a peasant, Annette, to Rome, forcing her to ...
Style: sincere, serious, psychological, touching, realistic ...
Plot: nanny, dysfunctional family, politics, crumbling marriage, babies and infants, family relations, down on your luck, unfulfillment, parents and children, single parent, youth, power relations ...
Time: 20th century
Place: europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.6
 314
A Simple Heart (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Unable to forget her first love, Félicité, a simple and kind maid, devotes herself completely to her new master, Mathilde Aubain. As the passing of time doesn't heal her wounds, she gives love to all those who surround her: Mathilde's ...
Style: serious, sentimental, emotional, touching, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, social differences, friendship, hopes, family life, unfulfilled love, introspection, master and servant, friends, power relations, servant, society ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.4
 2K
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, society, celibacy, strong female presence, women's rights, religion, humiliation, abuse of power, prayer, nun ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Canone inverso - Making Love (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Costanza is drinking a beer in a Prague pub, a summer night in 1968, while a violinist enters and starts playing a "canone inverso" for her. It is not a case, that music and that violin have a story behind that could concern her. It is the ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: fall in love, friendship, world war two, love affair, violin, musician's life, family relations, destiny, love and romance, holocaust, school, friends ...
Time: 20th century
Place: prague, czech republic, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
A Hidden Life (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Young girl, born and raised in an isolated farm, is brought to a small town to live with her cousins, her only relatives. Once in town, she encounters great difficulty adapting to city life.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: social differences, country girl, teaching the ways of the world, youth, master and servant, society, strong female presence, power relations, estate, family relations, coming of age, female director ...
Time: 19th century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Boys of Paul Street (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In Budapest, two rival gangs of young boys lay claim to a vacant lot. The hostilities escalate yet never quite boil over into actual violence. Just when things do get out of hand, however, the problem is "solved" by the city government, ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: school, youth, family relations, power relations, social relations, disorder, friends, young heroes, mischievous children, rivalry, parents and children, teachers and students ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: hungary, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Story of My Death (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France, Romania
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Famous lover Casanova (Vicenç Altaió), now long past his prime, meets Count Dracula (Eliseu Huertas) during a journey to Transylvania.
Style: serious, talky, atmospheric, captivating, rough ...
Plot: vampire, casanova, cross country, writer's life, womanizer, aging, supernatural, introspection, dracula, power relations, elderly, imaginary ...
Time: 20th century, 18th century, 1700s
Place: europe, transylvania, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.2
 196
Dust (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A South African spinster (Jane Birkin) murders her father (Trevor Howard) after he rapes the wife of the black foreman for his plantation.
Style: bleak, emotional, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, strong female presence, graphic violence, interracial relations, obsession, sexual abuse, parents and children, boss and employee, farm, family relations, power relations, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 6.1
 162
Infiltration (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A tragical-comedy film story that follows a young non-combatant platoon with defective fitness. Set in "Bahad 4" in the 50's, the movie focuses mainly on two characters: Alon (Oz Zehavi), who believes he was accidentally sent to Bahad ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: military base, military life, basic training, military, boot camp, power relations, society, social differences, immigrants, humiliation, social misfits, failed attempt ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.4
 4K
Black Girl (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: Senegal, France
Duration: 65 min.
Story: Eager to find a better life abroad, a Senegalese woman becomes a mere governess to a family in southern France, suffering from discrimination and marginalization.
Style: emotional, sincere, bleak, thought provoking, contemplative ...
Plot: racism, master servant relationship, maid, confined, master and servant, immigrants, misfit, society, life is a bitch, suffering, settlement, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: french riviera, france, africa, europe, southern france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.9
 10K
The Servant (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A decadent London aristocrat hires a man-servant to attend to his needs. However, the balance of power starts to shift...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, thought provoking, sexy, contemplative ...
Plot: master and servant, manipulation, alcohol abuse, mind game, servant, bachelor, obsession, social differences, infidelity, destructive relationship, couple relations, boss and employee ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1930s
Place: england, london, united kingdom, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Women Without Men (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Ukraine, Morocco, Iran
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Against the tumultuous backdrop of Iran's 1953 CIA-backed coup d'état, the destinies of four women converge in a beautiful orchard garden, where they find independence, solace and companionship.
Style: sincere, stylized, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: prostitute, life is a bitch, society, social differences, state affairs, coping, rich and poor, coup d'etat, women, siblings relations, political unrest, low lives ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.5
 418
Jack (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Jack spends his days smoking pot, drinking and hitting on girls together with his friends. As opposed to his friends, Jack actually knows what he wants to do with his life, he wants be an author. After a long summer together with his friends Jack ...
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: urban, twentysomething life, friends, artists and showbiz, buddies, writer's life, nudity (full frontal - brief), writers, bohemian, drugs, male nudity, drinking ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Multiple Sarcasms (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Gabriel is a man who on the surface has it all-successful professional life as an architect, a beautiful wife, Annie, and a devoted young daughter, Elizabeth. But slowly it dawns on him that he is not really happy. Gabriel decides that he wants to ...
Style: realistic, psychological, contemplative, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: family life, self discovery, midlife crisis, family relations, couple relations, introspection, writer's life, couples, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, playwright, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
11.25: The Day He Chose His Own Fate (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: On November 25th 1970, a man committed ritual suicide inside the Tokyo headquarters of the Japanese Ministry of Defence, leaving behind a legacy of masterpieces and a controversy that echoes to this day. The man was Yukio Mishima, one of ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: tragic hero, state affairs, political unrest, rebelliousness, idealism, downfall, heroes, life is a bitch, writer's life, leadership, society, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1970
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.1
 959
The Beehive (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: As in the novel of the same title from Camilo Jose Cela, "La Colmena" is a sad composition with the stories of many people in the Madrid of 1942, just the postwar of the spanish civil war. The main theme of the film is the contrast between ...
Style: gloomy, atmospheric, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: brothel, post war, society, life is a bitch, misfit, social misfits, ambition, artists and showbiz, injustice, power relations, cafe, social differences ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: madrid, spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.2
 1K
Sworn Virgin (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Albania, Kosovo, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Years after declaring her eternal virginity and opting to live life as a man in the mountains of Albania, Hana looks to return to living as a woman as she settles into a new existence in modern-day Milan.
Style: touching, atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: hidden identity, starting over, introspection, disorder, hopes, gender, sexuality, strong female presence, mountain, society, unfulfillment, discrimination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, albania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.2
 192
Mentor (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A thought-provoking drama about the power that a famous university professor holds over his students and assistants.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: love triangle, power relations, dishonesty, university, unfulfillment, ambition, manipulation, college, friendship, mentor, power, teachers and students ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.7
 887
Fraulein (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Ruža left Serbia, her country, over 30 years ago and lives in Zurich. Her daily life is a string of repetitive moments until, one day, Ana arrives on the scene and upsets Ruža's painstakingly organized world. A subtle friendship develops ...
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, captivating, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, self discovery, immigrants, friends, longing, secret, job seeking, society, best friends, gender, feminism, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: switzerland, serbia, europe, sarajevo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, exciting, melancholic, touching ...
Plot: family relations, countryside, master and servant, mute or deaf, danger, couples, father daughter relationship, sister sister relationship, ghost, school, mental illness, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, post world war two, 1950s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%