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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, psychological, captivating, talky, contemplative
Plot: friendship, rich and poor, society, writer's life, master and servant, strong female presence, power relations, maid, world war two, artists and showbiz, guilty conscience, weirdo, flashback, holocaust survivor, bonding, concentration camp, holocaust, female prisoner, injury, director cameo, nazi 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, friendship, social differences, master and servant and female director mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Door: The Uncertainty Principle (2002), Small World (2010), Simon & the Oaks (2011), Diary of a Chambermaid (2015), 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: realistic, cynical, serious, talky, stylized ...
Plot: starting over, destiny, infidelity, rich and poor, hopes, estate, social differences, down on your luck, life is a bitch, society, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portugal
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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: mental illness, mystery, memory loss, haunted by the past, investigation, society, family life, family relations, intrigue, flashback, social differences, friendship ...
Place: france, europe
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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, bleak ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: world war two, coming of age, wartime life, youth, family relations, friendship, society, culture clash, working class, male nudity, boy, best friend ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, post world war two, 50s
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
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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: realistic, serious, stylized, sexy, sexual
Audience: girls' night
Plot: master and servant, chambermaid, master servant relationship, dog, maid, playing piano, class differences, murder, beach, nightmare, flashback, seaside ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, victorian era, 1890s
Place: france, normandy
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81%
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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: realistic, psychological, serious, art house, captivating ...
Plot: human nature, introspection, cause and meaning, hopes, artists and showbiz, writer's life, humiliation, loneliness, existentialism, party, losing-it hero, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
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78%
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: realistic, serious, talky, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: housekeeper, lgbt, follow your dream, society, unfulfillment, love and romance, hopes, master and servant, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, friends, power relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa
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73%
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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, rebellion, society, political unrest, medical school, state affairs, rich and poor, socialist ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: ethiopia, africa, germany, europe, west berlin west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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: psychological, realistic, serious, touching, sincere ...
Plot: nanny, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, power relations, youth, love and romance, society, master and servant, single parent, crumbling marriage, adoption, couples ...
Time: 20th century
Place: europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, realistic, emotional, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: servant, family relations, friendship, social differences, hopes, power relations, friends, family life, unfulfilled love, introspection, master and servant, women ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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: realistic, captivating, serious, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: nun, religion, convent, clergy, power relations, strong female presence, society, celibacy, women's rights, abuse of power, humiliation, confession ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: thought provoking, realistic, serious, sentimental
Plot: little boy, education, coming of age, traumatic childhood, school, family relations, social relations, power relations, disorder, friends, friendship, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 20th century
Place: hungary, eastern europe, europe
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52%
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, captivating, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: love affair, fall in love, friendship, world war two, violin, violinist, holocaust, musician's life, destiny, family relations, love and romance, jewish ...
Time: 20th century
Place: prague, czech republic, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: serious, realistic, emotional, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: minimal dialogue, murder, parents and children, obsession, boss and employee, interracial relations, sexual abuse, crimes, society, life is a bitch, workplace, farm ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: africa, south africa
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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, womanizer, supernatural, aging, writer's life, cross country, introspection, medieval, fetish, dracula, performer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 18th century
Place: europe, transylvania, switzerland
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50%
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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, bleak, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: military life, military base, power relations, basic training, boot camp, military, social differences, society, immigrants, humiliation, jewish, lgbt ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
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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...
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Plot: decadence, master and servant, servant, manipulation, repressed homosexual, alcohol abuse, homoeroticism, mind game, obsession, gay, love, drug addiction ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: london, england, britain, united kingdom
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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: serious, touching, emotional, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: country girl, social differences, master and servant, society, youth, teaching the ways of the world, strong female presence, estate, power relations, city life, social relations, lifestyle change ...
Time: 19th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: realistic, serious, thought provoking, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: racism, master servant relationship, alienation, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, black woman, feminist, mental disorder, black history, maid, discrimination, suffering, immigrants ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
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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: serious, realistic, contemplative
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Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe, stockholm sweden, scandinavia
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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, touching ...
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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: realistic, serious, stylized, sincere, feminist film ...
Plot: prostitute, life is a bitch, society, social differences, state affairs, coping, rich and poor, women, woman, rape, art, gender ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: iran, tehran iran, middle east
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45%
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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: captivating, realistic, serious, atmospheric, gloomy
Plot: post war, female nudity, spanish civil war, spanish history, brothel, performer's life, nudity (full frontal - brief), cafe, power relations, injustice, ambition, society ...
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Place: madrid, spain, europe
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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: atmospheric, touching, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: starting over, hidden identity, disorder, introspection, hopes, sexuality, gender, women, lgbt, gays and lesbians, feminism, lgbtq ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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David Copperfield (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: An orphan with a rough childhood becomes a barrister.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: orphan, coming of age, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, social differences, society, young heroes, life is a bitch, rich and poor, adulthood, child as adult, charles dickens ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
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One Day You'll Understand (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, Israel
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man endeavors to collect memories of his grandparents who died in a concentration camp during the Holocaust.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: world war two, war crime, haunted by the past, family relations, death in the family, holocaust, family life, parents and children, love and romance, against humanity, society, jewish ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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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: realistic, psychological, serious, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: love triangle, power relations, dishonesty, friendship, college, university, unfulfillment, ambition, manipulation, mentor, power, teachers and students ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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44%
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, melancholic, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, countryside, master and servant, couples, mute or deaf, sister sister relationship, father daughter relationship, mental illness, friendship, mother daughter relationship, ghost, school ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, post world war two
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Decoration Day (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A cantankerous widower (Garner) who is virtually living the life of a recluse is forced to rejoin his community when his Godchild (Skaggs) gets in trouble and a childhood friend (Cobbs), a black tenant farmer, refuses to belatedly accept a ...
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, friendship, golden years, society, opposites attract, hopes, introspection, human nature, interracial relations, couples, family relations, friends ...
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Firelight (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, youth, juvenile delinquency, human spirit, power relations, hopes, society, fire brigade, friendship, rivalry, girl, reach out ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Almanac of Fall (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In this dense setting, the inhabitants of a large, claustrophobic apartment reveal their darkest secrets, fears, obsessions and hostilities.
Style: experimental, realistic, serious, tense, bleak ...
Plot: redemption, friendship, mind game, revenge, poverty, sexual abuse, family relations, intimacy, melancholy, sex crime, vengeance, betrayal ...
Time: 80s
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