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The Riddle of Jaan Niemand (2018)
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The Riddle of Jaan Niemand (2018)
Original name: Põrgu Jaan
Genre: Drama
Country: Estonia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After ten years of war, plague and famine, the land is swept clean of people. The few remaining souls are scattered about, living in misery and lacking hope. An anxious silence hangs over the land. On one particularly starry night, two peasants find a stranger on the seashore.
Style: mysterious
Plot: plague, memory loss, hunger, peasant, stranger, baron, mysterious stranger, coast, estate, war, crimes, crime

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and psychological films with plots about family relations, stranger, peasant, mysterious stranger, female nudity, plague and life is a bitch mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Riddle of Jaan Niemand: Fools Die Fast (1995), Remainder (2015), Handcuffs (1970), The Visitor (2008), Barren Lives (1963). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Fools Die Fast (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A story set in the 1950s about two people who find a way out of their respective problems through the love they develop for one another.
Plot: diner, white trash, male female relationship, stranger, pornography, tattoo, captive, mysterious stranger, false accusation, waitress, knife, tied up ...
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Remainder (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A London man who loses his memory when he's struck by a falling object develops a way to reconstruct his past.
Plot: coma, memory loss, millionaire, reconstruction, punched in the face, accident, amnesia, hospital, party, male male kiss, telephone call, time loop ...
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Handcuffs (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Yugoslavia, 1948, the year of Inform Bureau's resolution and Tito's break-up with Stalin. The story takes place during a wedding in the Dalmatian inland in Croatia. Ante marries a much younger woman, Visnja; the groom's godfather is ...
Plot: handcuffs, peasant, secret police, wedding, rape, communism, countryside
Place: yugoslavia, former yugoslavia
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The Visitor (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Estonia, Germany, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young boy lives with his mother on a farm surrounded by deep forest in the remote wilds of the Finnish countryside. From time to time, the boy visits his father - a man of great violence - in prison. Locked in the stable is an unruly horse, the ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspense, gloomy, tense ...
Audience: student film
Plot: childhood, countryside, farm, parents and children, stranger, mute, boy, mysterious character, life turned upside down, family relations, jail cell, child's point of view ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland, europe
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Barren Lives (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 'Vidas secas' tells in vivid images the almost documentary like story of a drover and his family in the northern interior states of Brazil during the drought. A family in the search of a new hope and destiny.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy, rough
Plot: family life, parents and children, down on your luck, life is a bitch, youth, injustice, farm, family problems, family relations, teacher, hunger, poverty ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: brazil, latin america
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Hardkor Disko (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A sociopath begins a relationship with the daughter of a couple he intends to murder.
Style: psychological, captivating, tense, realistic
Plot: voyeur, mysterious stranger, sociopath, plan, sex scene, cheating wife, infidelity, family relations, danger, crimes, hitman, murder ...
Time: 21st century
Place: poland
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Before the Frost (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The film takes place somewhere in the Danish countryside in the middle of the 19th century. Here within a small Danish peasant family, harsh circumstances reign. With the prospect of yet another tough winter, the farmer Jens faces an unbearable ...
Plot: swamp, farm, prayer, fire, death of brother, poverty, neighbor, widower, father daughter relationship, rain, murder, countryside ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
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Hungarians (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A group of landless Hungarian peasants accept work as migrant-laborers on a farm in northern Germany where the wages are good, and the wives and family are allowed to accompany them. Though it is in the midst of World War II, they are relatively ...
Plot: humiliation, world war two, pow, peasant
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The King (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A 35-year old man, just released from jail, decides to make a clean break from the big city and his troubled past. He retreats to the abandoned village his father came from and moves into an old, collapsing house. Alone, far from the bigger village ...
Style: touching, sincere, suspenseful, psychological, suspense
Plot: ex convict, prisoner, pariah, gang, drug addict, fight, isolation, secret, stranger, danger, community, criminal ...
Place: hellas, athens greece, greece
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Three Suns (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The plague hits medieval Sweden.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating
Plot: plague, escapades, danger, obsessive quest, on the road, medieval, strong female presence, woman in danger, adventure, painter, opium, church ...
Time: 14th century, middle ages
Place: sweden, europe
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Man Dancin' (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Tough comedy drama set in Glasgow. Former enforcer Jimmy exits jail a changed man, but both his criminal boss and a corrupt copper think he's bluffing.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, rough ...
Plot: estate, jail, going straight, crimes, gang, gangsters, drug abuse, clergy, prison, brother brother relationship, tragic event, syringe ...
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Knife in the Head (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: One night when seeking his estranged wife, Hoffmann goes to the youth center where she works. The police are there rounding up radicals who frequent the center - Hoffmann runs into the building and ends up being shot in the head. He awakens with ...
Style: realistic, bleak, suspenseful, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: memory loss, hospital, mystery, law enforcement, life is a bitch, politics, crimes, dishonesty, self discovery, terrorism, vengeance, infidelity ...
Time: 70s
Place: germany
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Another Perfect Stranger (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Ten years have passed. Nikki's daughter Sarah, now 19 and heading West for college, is at her own spiritual crossroads. To make matters worse, her mother has recently revealed that, nearly a decade ago, she was the dinner guest of the Almighty ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: teenage life, mysterious character, youth, family relations, religions or cults, friendship, parents and children, college, christian propaganda, stranger, discussion, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Poll Diaries (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Austria, Estonia
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In 1914 on a family estate, Oda helps a wounded anarchist, and as their illicit friendship deepens, a family turmoil erupts as the war closes in.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, tense, contemplative, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, experimenting, human nature, estate, parents and children, family relations, moral dilemma, collector, coming of age, youth, mad scientist, world war one ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: estonia, europe
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The Perfect Stranger (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: 'THE PERFECT STRANGER' tells the story of Nikki, a troubled attorney who one day receives a mysterious dinner invitation from a man claiming to be Jesus of Nazareth. Throughout their evening of conversation, arguments and spirited debate, ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: society, religions or cults, hopes, legal action, christianity, religion, discussion, stranger, female protagonist, christian propaganda, change of heart, legal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Play Me Something (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 72 min.
Story: A collection of seemingly unrelated individuals wait in a small island airport. Their flight is delayed, and each takes a turn to tell the others a story from his or her life. All small island stories of ordinary, uninspiring lives. Until one man, ...
Plot: stranger, island, hairdresser, airport, passenger
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Superfluous (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 94 min.
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Plot: training camp, farm hand, wooing, worker, young love, unrequited love, workplace, communist, peasant, studying
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A spoiled schoolgirl, her overworked executive mother, and a disillusioned young minister each receives an uplifting message about friendship, commitment, and the truest meaning of Christmas from a friendly, but mysterious drifter.
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Genre: Drama
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Style: touching, realistic, serious
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The Grave Digger (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 85 min.
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Plot: excavation, flowers, plague, flower, grave digger, digging, life, death, corpse
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The Plague (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, UK, Argentina
Duration: 148 min.
Story: In a city in South America an outbreak of bubonic plague occurs. While people try to flee and the military close the city an idealistic doctor decides to stay and help the sick. In the ever changing circumstances he puts up a brave fight, being ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: plague, isolation, terminal illness, disease, quarantine, doctor, danger, deadly, journalism, medical profession, female reporter, martial law ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
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The Sleepwalker (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young couple, Kaia and Andrew, are renovating Kaia's secluded family estate. Their lives are violently disrupted upon the unexpected arrival of Kaia's sister, Christine, and her fiancé, Ira.
Style: emotional, realistic, tense, serious, gloomy
Plot: estate, siblings relations, couple relations, couples, uninvited guest, missing person, family relations, young couple, sister sister relationship, crimes, under the surface, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
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Mariken from Nieumeghen (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The historical parable about a girl from the Flemish common people with folk motifs in the style of Brueghel and Bosch - love, violence, bloody scenes, ugly ...
Plot: medieval, devil, female nudity, sex, barefoot, plague, flashback
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Ten Thousand Days (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The changing and turbulent history of Hungary is seen through the eyes of three men over a 30-year period in this somber drama. The three recall the highlights of their lives in flashbacks as they reminisce in the mid 1960s. The venerable trio begin ...
Plot: suicide, revolution, execution, socialism, strike, prison, poverty, peasant
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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: realistic, psychological, serious, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: mental illness, mystery, haunted by the past, investigation, memory loss, family life, society, intrigue, family relations, flashback, rivalry, master and servant ...
Place: france, europe
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Americano (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A real estate agent from Paris arrives in Los Angeles to settle his late mother's estate, but a found photograph sends him on an impromptu journey to Mexico to find a woman named Lola.
Style: atmospheric, sentimental, psychological, touching, captivating ...
Plot: inheritance, estate, homecoming, love, journey, mysterious woman, couples, dealing with death, pole dancer, film starts with sex, male objectification, woman wearing black lingerie ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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80,000 Suspects (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A doctor's already-shaky marriage is tested to an even greater extent when he has to contend with a smallpox epidemic.
Plot: epidemic, pandemic, smallpox, plague, disease
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Wailing in the Forest (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An indigenous family, one of the last forest people of old, copes with the unusual changes in their environment including the imposing lifestyle and customs of the more sociable tribes on the plains.
Style: fairy tale, mysterious
Plot: ritual, tropics, indigenous people, isolation
Place: the philippines, asia
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The Fall of the Rebel Angels (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Who is the mysterious stranger Cecilia met on the street? Why is he suspicious of everyone? She is happily married, has a lovely child and an interesting job: she has no motive to be troubled, but she decides to join him and to become his lover. She ...
Plot: years of lead, mysterious stranger, gun, shot to death, controversy, art, terrorist, picture, sexual attraction, mirror, dialect, crying ...
Place: sicily italy, naples italy, sicily
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Thanos and Despina (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Katina, an impoverished Greek woman, tries to arrange the marrage of her shepherd son, Thanos, to Despina, the daughter of a wealthy landowner. But when Despina's father, Vlahopoulos refuses to give his blessings and wants Despina to marry a ...
Plot: shepherd, revenge, landowner, robbery, arranged marriage, sheep, peasant, dog, suicide
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