Movies like Berlin Alexanderplatz

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Berlin Alexanderplatz (2020)
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Berlin Alexanderplatz (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Netherlands, France, Canada
Duration: 183 min.
Story: An adaptation of Doblin's text to 2015 Berlin to tell the story of 30-year-old refugee Francis, the sole survivor of a boat which crossed the Mediterranean illegally. Without citizenship papers, Francis is drawn into the underbelly of the city.
Style: psychological, epic, captivating, surreal
Plot: crimes, family relations, starting over, society, redemption, mistress, hopes, social differences, rage, lifestyle, city life, female nudity, male nudity, hallucination, jail, adaptation, gay interest
Place: germany

Most similar movies to Berlin Alexanderplatz

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and psychological films with plots about society, hopes, family relations, life is a bitch, redemption, lifestyle and starting over mostly in Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Berlin Alexanderplatz: The Dollmaker (1984), In Memory of Me (2007), The Day I Was Not Born (2010), Small World (2010), May Allah Bless France (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: West Germany, Italy
Duration: 931 min.
TV show
Story: Berlin Alexanderplatz, originally broadcast in 1980, is a 14-part television film adapted and directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder from the Alfred Döblin novel of the same name, and stars Günter Lamprecht, Hanna Schygulla, Barbara Sukowa, ...
Style: epic, psychological, emotional, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, ex convict, pimp, rape, social differences, starting over, redemption, lifestyle, dishonesty, crimes, society, state affairs ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
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95%
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The Dollmaker (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Jane Fonda gives an Emmy-winning performance as Gertie Nevels, a pioneer woman and the mother of five from the Kentucky hills who is forced to uproot her children to follow her husband Clovis (Levon Helm) to Detroit when he finds work during World ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: unemployment, americana, city life, urban, down on your luck, parents and children, human spirit, life is a bitch, dealing with death, hopes, society, starting over ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: detroit, kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
In Memory of Me (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Investigates the life a young man who has decided to enter a Jesuit monastery in Venice, but is then overcome by agonizing doubts before his ordination.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: monastery, introspection, teaching the ways of the world, lifestyle, hopes, society, clergy, religions or cults, starting over, christianity, obedience, self doubt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: venice, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
The Day I Was Not Born (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Argentina
Duration: 94 min.
Story: During a stopover in Buenos Aires on her way to Chile, 31-year-old Maria recognizes a nursery rhyme. Maria doesn't speak a work of Spanish, but without understanding what she is singing, she remembers the Spanish lyrics. Disturbed and thrown ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, contemplative, sentimental ...
Plot: self discovery, redemption, protecting from truth, family relations, adoption, uncover truth, haunted by the past, parents and children, hopes, society, life is a bitch, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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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 relations, intrigue, family life, flashback, rivalry, amateur detective, social differences ...
Place: france, europe
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76%
May Allah Bless France (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: French rapper, author, and spoken word artist Abd Al Malik makes his directorial debut with this adaptation of his 2004 autobiography, chronicling his upbringing in the crime- and drug-ridden streets of Strasbourg and his life-changing encounters ...
Style: captivating, inspirational, atmospheric, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: rising to stardom, urban ghetto life, redemption, juvenile delinquency, crimes, follow your dream, religions or cults, hip hop, ambition, coming of age, life is a bitch, profanity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Karamazov Brothers (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Poland, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Dostoevsky’s latter-day opus about the siblings and their father is among the masterpieces of world literature. It asks profound questions about ethics and religion. Is there a God? Does the devil exist? Is everything allowed because we live in a ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: parents and children, lifestyle, hopes, society, performer's life, family relations, siblings relations, redemption, human nature, artists and showbiz, dealing with death, actor's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, czech republic, prague, poland, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 2K
Autumn Ball (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Estonia
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A young writer called Mati is stalking his ex-wife, while also trying to make unsuccessful passes at other women. Augusti is a barber living a dreary bachelor life who forms a bond with little girl, but his approaches are misconstrued as pedophilia. ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: social decay, working class, hopes, solitude, suffering, society, family relations, suburbs, redemption, lifestyle, life is a bitch, melancholy ...
Time: 80s
Place: estonia, europe, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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The Gospel of the Flesh (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Peru
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Three lives in search of redemption intersect in the streets of Lima: undercover cop Gamarra’s desperate attempts to save his wife from a terminal illness gets him into trouble; bus driver Felix wants to be accepted into a religious sect after his ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, tense, captivating ...
Plot: redemption, family relations, crimes, life is a bitch, undercover, hopes, human nature, law enforcement, society, terminal illness, multiple storylines, confession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, peru
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Man on Horseback (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: It's medieval times. Kohlhaas merchants with horses. When going to the local fair to sell his horses, is forced by a noble to leave him part of the merchandise as payment for traveling through his land, promising to give it back when the fair ...
Style: stylized, tense, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: crimes, rivalry, hopes, criminal heroes, heroes, folk hero, good versus evil, rebellion, social differences, rebelliousness, vengeance, price of justice ...
Time: middle ages
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Buddenbrooks (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 151 min.
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Style: realistic, saga, emotional, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, family business, workplace, society, fall in love, parents and children, unfulfillment, relationship vs career, rivalry, inheritance, friendship, couples ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, emotional, contemplative ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 123 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, contemplative, touching, emotional
Plot: rich and poor, society, love and romance, romance, boarding school life, destiny, unfulfilled love, teaching the ways of the world, social differences, haunted by the past, obsession, criminal heroes ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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56%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Genre: Drama
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52%
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Genre: Drama
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.2
 692
Three Dollars (2005)
Genre: Drama
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Style: realistic, captivating, serious, psychological, uplifting
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
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51%
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Genre: Drama
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Style: captivating, psychological, touching, enigmatic, contemplative ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Bas-fonds (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 68 min.
Story: On the outskirts of civilisation, three young women, Magalie, Marie-Steph and Barbara live a desperate life together. Drowning in alcohol, they both lust for and hate one another, coupling like animals. Yet gradually they become enmeshed in a ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 813
Holly (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, France, Israel, Cambodia
Duration: 114 min.
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Style: emotional, psychological, touching, bleak, disturbing ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
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Sworn Virgin (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Albania, Kosovo, France
Duration: 84 min.
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Style: atmospheric, touching, psychological, realistic, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Anita B. (2014)
Genre: Drama
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Style: realistic, psychological, sentimental, captivating, uplifting ...
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Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Always Outnumbered (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: rough, serious, realistic
Plot: terminal illness, retirement home, gang, ex convict, cancer, friendship, redemption, human nature, haunted by the past, fall in love, going straight, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
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Style: psychological, atmospheric, surreal, captivating, serious ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Legend of the Holy Drinker (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 128 min.
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Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, gloomy, atmospheric ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The God of Wood (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Country: Mexico, France, Netherlands, Germany
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Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, psychological, captivating ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%