Movies like Arctic 2014

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Arctic (2014)
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Arctic (2014)
Original name: Ärtico
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Simon and Jota are two young scoundrels who hit the street every day to eke out a living. Each one wants what he lacks. Simon cannot stand being surrounded by his large family all the time. Jota wants to stop leading a lonely life and will do his best to have his own family.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, touching, bleak, gloomy, stylized, road movie
Plot: nothing to lose, adolescence vs adulthood, best friends, cause and meaning, dull life, human nature, pregnant teenager, young people, friends, unfulfillment, twentysomething life, dog, prison, cat, children, teenage pregnancy, childbirth, pregnant woman, pigeon, rainbow, pregnancy test, birth, barking dog, pregnant, tennis ball
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain

Most similar movies to Arctic

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, gloomy and atmospheric films with plots about unfulfillment, dull life, love and romance, human nature, introspection, family relations and friendship mostly in Drama, Adventure and History genres. Some movies like Arctic: Freddy Hotel (2014), Araf/Somewhere in Between (2012), The Kids from the Port (2013), Something in the Way (2013), 3 Backyards (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Freddy Hotel (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Romania
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Freddy Angi, separate and homeless, stumbles into strange love affairs, including one with his wife Anna. The two meet now and then as lovers in a hotel room.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, atmospheric, bleak
Plot: couple relations, losing-it hero, life is a bitch, writer's life, unfulfillment, alcohol abuse, cause and meaning, dull life, disintegration, hotel, drugs/alcohol
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: forbidden love, against the rules, dull life, love and romance, rebelliousness, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, deadend life, miscarriage, pregnancy, restaurant, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, turkey
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80%
The Kids from the Port (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Miguel makes the journey that his grandfather cannot make because he is locked up by his own family. The mission is very simple, go to a funeral and leave an army jacket on the grave of an old man, a friend of his grandfather. Miguel, accompanied by ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, bleak, touching ...
Plot: teenage life, innocence lost, friends, haunted by the past, friendship, boy, determination, teenager, golden years, coming of age, elderly, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Something in the Way (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ahmad, a porn obsessed taxi driver from Jakarta, falls for the beautiful young prostitute Kinar and struggles with sexual frustration and misguided piety.
Style: serious, atmospheric, touching, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: obsession, dull life, social misfits, misfit, strong sexual content, society, prostitute, taxi, unfulfillment, urban, religions or cults
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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3 Backyards (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An executive, a housewife and a youngster spend a day in their Long Island suburban town during the course of one curious autumn day afternoon.
Style: realistic, psychological, atmospheric, serious, tense ...
Plot: society, estrangement, dull life, couples, human nature, suburbs, couple relations, lifestyle, unfulfillment, one day, multiple storylines, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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68%
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Frailer (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Norway
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman diagnosed with terminal lung cancer gathers her three dearest friends together to make the most of the time she has left.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: best friends, friendship, friends, unfulfillment, terminal illness, siblings relations, family relations, strong female presence, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The High Pressures (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Miguel travels to Pontevedra, his hometown, with the request of serching for some locations for a movie. His trip takes him back to the place where he grew up, meeting up with some old friends, but also leads him to the possibility of a new ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, contemplative, gloomy
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Once Upon a Time Veronica (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A finely tuned, emotionally raw portrait of a woman’s conflicted entry into adulthood, Once Upon a Time Veronica is a thoroughly modern anti–fairy tale. Director Marcelo Gomes shows a rare ability to get under the skin — and cut close to the ...
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, sincere, serious ...
Plot: introspection, unfulfillment, graphic violence, world, cause and meaning, dull life, labia, urban, emotionless, strong female presence, female full frontal nudity, male full rear nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Exit: A personal history (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young man travels to Holland for an assisted suicide. The young man was convinced that this was his only way of ending an existence that he considered to lack any dignity.
Style: experimental, contemplative, atmospheric, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, human nature, unfulfillment, dull life, death wish, sexual content, urban, dealing with death, siblings relations, disability, urban setting, human rights
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy, holland, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
3 Nights in the Desert (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three former band mates enter a cave after hearing it has the power to give them what they need. As unsettling desires rise to the surface, they all wonder if the cave has real power.
Style: touching, talky, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, introspection, reunion, friendship, love triangle, twentysomething life, love and romance, desert, bittersweet, road not taken, unfulfillment, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Blue Lips (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Brazil, Italy, Argentina, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Six people's lives come together.
Style: touching, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: fish out of water, introspection, life turned upside down, cause and meaning, hopes, couple relations, human nature, disorder, dealing with death, bittersweet, encounter, rebirth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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X/Y (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: As Mark, Jen, Sylvia, and Jake navigate through their emotionally-arrested states, X/Y reveals the honest and wanton desire we all have to connect with someone and what is at stake when that connection fades.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, psychological, touching ...
Plot: friends, city life, friendship, understanding, family relations, society, best friends, urban, twentysomething life, friend, sex
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, unfulfillment, losing-it hero, dull life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Henri (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The meeting of two lonely, marginal souls. There is Henri, a man in his 50s, limp, resigned, somewhat alcoholic. And Rosette, a (slightly) retarded woman who dreams of love, sexuality, normality
Style: touching, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: mentally challenged, love and romance, dull life, unfulfillment, misfit, social misfits, looking for love, death of wife, female director, hospital, dancing, pigeon ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Hard Times (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When the troubled son of an NGO worker refuses to take a test and announces that he is not leaving his room, his concerned mother asks one of her clients, a Cuban exile, for help in setting the boy straight. Gonzalo has decided to drop out of ...
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Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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First Winter (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When winter begins, life is serene for a group of new-age Brooklynites living in a remote country farmhouse. Sex, drugs, yoga, and organic cooking absorb their days, safely tucked away from the stresses of urban life. But when a blackout of ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, realistic, serious, gloomy
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Plans for Tomorrow (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Three stories intertwined which occur in a single day. The day Ines discovers she is pregnant, Antonia decides to abandon her family and Marian realizes she is going to die.
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: friendship, friends, couples, family problems, family relations, introspection, pregnancy, singleness, midlife crisis, bittersweet, woman in danger, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Angel's Fall (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, Turkey
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Zeynep, Tülin Özen works in a hotel as a housekeeper. But she suffers hell on earth because of her father's behavior. She only talks to Mustafa, 'Engin Dogan' who works in the same hotel and he is interested in Zeynep. She is not ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, touching, psychological, gloomy ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Virgin Mountain (2015)
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Duration: 94 min.
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43%
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Summer (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Shaun and Daz are vibrant kids, wasted by their experience of education. All they have is friendship and Shaun's first love Katy. From the moment Shaun steps into our world he is bound to lose. Labeled as a violent bully he destroys himself and ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: friendship, introspection, adolescence vs adulthood, self discovery, haunted by the past, friends, disability, hopes, misfit, father son relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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40%
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1001 Grams (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: realistic, contemplative, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, dull life, unfulfillment, frustration, scientist, estrangement, love, bittersweet, love affair, love and romance, father daughter relationship, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Women or Children First (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Tom, a Spaniard, is married to Sylvie and lives a quiet but a bit boring life in the Britanny countryside (west of France). Trouble comes when Tom ex girlfriend reappears, asking for help, announcing him that she had a girl from him 9 years ago.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: family relations, hopes, midlife crisis, human nature, friends, couples, unfulfillment, fatherhood, ex girlfriend, boy, love, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brittany
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39%
White Nights on the Pier (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A man walks every night along the jetty. There he meets a young woman who is waiting for the man of her life. Over four nights, they discuss life and he gradually falls in love with her.
Style: contemplative, realistic, atmospheric, stylized, talky ...
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, introspection, romance, seaport, unfulfillment, love
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Watchtower (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Haunted by his dark past, a man takes a job as a fire warden in a remote tower in the wilderness, and is inexorably drawn towards a young woman with a terrible secret of her own. (TIFF)
Style: atmospheric, psychological, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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A Trip (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Slovenia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Three friends embark on a road trip like in high school, but things have changed - Gregor is going to war mission, Ziva is going to study abroad, while Andrej is still the same. There are secrets left unsaid. Can their friendship survive?
Style: emotional, realistic, road movie, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: reunion, friendship, on the road, love triangle, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, journey, gay, coming of age, direction and purpose, drugs/alcohol, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: slovenia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Knifer (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cyprus, Greece
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After his father death, Nikos moves from Ptolemaida to Athens. His uncle offers him food and shelter while he starts taking care of his dogs. Alone in an isolated suburb, he's wearing down into his misery routine, till the moment his ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, psychological, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: love triangle, starting over, family problems, couples, dull life, infidelity, unfulfillment, uncle nephew relationship, sex scene, murder, love affair, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Sensation of Sight (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: This off-beat drama about man's search for meaning amidst the ache of despair chronicles Finn, an introspective English teacher entering a mid-life crisis impelled by a recent tragedy, as he sets afoot selling encyclopedias to the town locals.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: family relations, self discovery, single parent, haunted by the past, human nature, small town life, hopes, estrangement, dealing with death, small town, cause and meaning, family business ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.1
 400
Heat Wave (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: One hot afternoon in the south of France, several paths are converging towards a tragic conclusion. Those involved are: Stéphane and Luigi, two cousins who have just emerged from adolescence; Georges, a retired old man; Amélie, Luigi’s ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy
Plot: introspection, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, human nature, family relations, youth, elderly, coming of age, crimes, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, murder, unplanned pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, marseille provence, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Tale of Cinema (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, South Korea
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In Seoul, the paths of two men and one woman intersect and move apart from one another, centering around their love for cinema. A suicidal student meets a young woman who decides to follow him in his fatal gesture. Coming out of a cinema, Tongsu, an ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, stylized, gloomy
Plot: couple relations, human nature, fall in love, unfulfillment, love and romance, private vs public, couples, unsuccessful, down on your luck, university, film within a film, party ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, seoul, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Off Hours (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: You're awake when everyone else is asleep. You're standing still as traffic is whipping by at 70mph. You see dusk and dawn everyday because they happen on your way to a time clock and then to a bed. Your off hours are spent trying to ...
Style: sincere, atmospheric, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: diner, small town, hopes, unfulfillment, love and romance, society, working class, love affair, fall in love, dull life, bittersweet, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%