Movies like Viola

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Viola (2012)
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Viola (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, USA
Duration: 65 min.
Story: Several actresses get caught up in a web of romantic intrigue while performing in a production of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night."
Style: serious, realistic, non-linear, clever, witty, talky
Plot: actor's life, theater, strong female presence, twentysomething life, postmodernism, lesbian relationship, actress, urban, lesbian kiss
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and contemplative films with plots about strong female presence, family relations, introspection, society, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment and hopes mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Viola: Cracks in the Shell (2011), The Fire (2015), Two (2002), Voice Over (2014), 3 Nights in the Desert (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Cracks in the Shell (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Fine suffers from not being seen but she also does her best at not being noticed, even though she is an acting student. At night, when her mentally handicapped sister Jule cannot get to sleep and stereotypically bangs her head against the wall, Fine ...
Style: psychological, tense, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: actor's life, losing-it hero, power relations, artists and showbiz, actress, self destruction, mentor protege relationship, self destructing, theater, audition, school, twentysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
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95%
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The Fire (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A couple must hold on to $100,000 for 24 hours as they wait to buy a house. As the time ticks by, the true nature of their love unravels.
Style: touching, talky, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: family problems, couple relations, couples, breakup, human nature, sexual content, graphic violence, indoor, under the surface
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
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67%
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Two (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, Portugal
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Isabelle Huppert stars as a pair of twin sisters in Werner Schroeter's gorgeously composed and utterly berserk opus stuffed to overflowing with sailors, drag queens, suicides, cemeteries, doppelgängers, fickle foxes and operatic arias.
Style: psychological, non-linear, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: family relations, opera, human nature, hopes, twins, strong female presence, cabaret, destiny, male nudity
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, provence, portugal, marseille
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58%
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Voice Over (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A married woman — seeking to purify herself through a "disconnection vow" — leaves her husband and returns to her parents’ home, but finds a situation far from the peace and quiet she had imagined.
Style: semi serious, witty, clever, humorous, realistic
Plot: family relations, disorder, introspection, nothing goes right, dull life, breakup, couples, homecoming, siblings relations, unfulfillment, parents and children, strong female presence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile, latin america
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53%
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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, sincere, talky, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, introspection, adolescence vs adulthood, reunion, love and romance, desert, twentysomething life, love triangle, bittersweet, haunted by the past, estrangement, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
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52%
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The Bird (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young woman, withdrawn from life, rescues a live bird that had been trapped in the wall of her apartment.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: estrangement, strong female presence, restaurant, beach, food, cigarette smoking, kiss, movie theatre, bird
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
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51%
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Union Square (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A reluctant reunion of two estranged sisters. One is on the verge of marriage; the other is on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Both struggle with truths they're hiding from each other - and from themselves. Jenny has rejected her tumultuous ...
Style: twists and turns, emotional, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family problems, family relations, siblings relations, city life, estrangement, ego clash, reunion, lifestyle, rivalry, snobbism, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Fall to Rise (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A famous dancer is fired after an injury and thrust into the role of motherhood.
Style: contemplative, emotional, realistic, psychological, serious
Plot: ambition, introspection, artists and showbiz, dancer's life, hopes, strong female presence, women, dancer
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A director with two weeks left on his latest production fakes an ulcer to pursue a romance with his lead actress.
Style: contemplative, sincere, clever, serious, realistic ...
Plot: postmodernism, dishonesty, sexual relations, filmmaking, nudity (full frontal - brief), screenwriter, female nudity, manipulations, manipulation, artists and showbiz, under the surface, contract ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bucharest, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.2
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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, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: friends, city life, friendship, understanding, society, family relations, urban, twentysomething life, best friends, friend, sex
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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42%
Mother of George (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Nigeria, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A story about a woman willing to do anything and risk everything for her marriage.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, psychological, sincere
Plot: couple relations, immigrants, society, couples, lifestyle, trying to get pregnant, family relations, female protagonist, strong female presence, urban, woman
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Ten Tiny Love Stories (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ten women give monologues to camera, each remembering a man who was important in their lives.
Style: clever, touching, sincere, realistic, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lifestyle, looking for love, love affair, destructive relationship, sexual relations, couple relations, unfulfilled love, gender, romance, dangerous attraction, male female relationship, monologue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Shirin (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A hundred and fourteen famous Iranian theater and cinema actresses and a French star: mute spectators at a theatrical representation of Khosrow and Shirin, a Persian poem from the twelfth century, put on stage by Kiarostami. The development of the ...
Style: experimental, contemplative, atmospheric, stylized, emotional ...
Plot: strong female presence, theater, play, feminism, artists and showbiz, face, women, auditorium, cinema, watching a movie, movie theatre, persian
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, contemplative, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: self discovery, redemption, haunted by the past, protecting from truth, adoption, parents and children, uncover truth, family relations, society, life is a bitch, hopes, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
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40%
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Poison Friends (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A group of college students are duped by a charming pathological liar.
Style: talky, thought provoking, cynical, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, friends, power relations, youth, college life, betrayal, college, teachers and students, student life, student, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mishap ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 3.7
 361
Hitler's Grave (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Asia is a young Iranian woman whose brother has been tortured in prisons of the Islamic Republic of Iran during the recent controversial presidential elections in Iran. She goes to Berlin to find the grave of Hitler fulfilling a promise made to her ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, tense, contemplative
Plot: strong female presence, society, political unrest, rabbi, religions or cults, iranian, promise
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, europe, germany, middle east, berlin germany
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39%
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Applause (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When the critically acclaimed, tough and coming of age actress Thea Barfoed ends her rehab, she confronts a hard choice. During her heavy drinking period she divorced and lost custody of her two boys. Now she wants them to be a part of her life ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: rehabilitation, alcohol abuse, estrangement, starting over, life is a bitch, family relations, family problems, strong female presence, hopes, actor's life, parents and children, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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39%
All the Light in the Sky (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: An insomniac actress is facing the waning days of her career, when her niece pays a visit to her Malibu house.
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, midlife crisis, self discovery, actor's life, introspection, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, aspiring actress, beach house, insomnia, global warming, bare breasts ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: psychological, serious, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: introspection, unfulfillment, graphic violence, labia, cause and meaning, world, dull life, strong female presence, urban, emotionless, city, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Nuit #1 (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Clara and Nikolai meet at a sweat-soaked rave and end their night at his apartment. The first part of the film is an erotic and candid portrait of their lovemaking. When Clara tries to sneak out without saying goodbye, this typical hookup takes an ...
Style: sincere, talky, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: rave, battle of the sexes, one night stand, slacker, young lovers, couples, conversation, one-night stand, twentysomething life, sexual relations, introspection, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
After the Rehearsal (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, West Germany
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Rational, exacting, and self-controlled theater director, Henrik Vogler, often stays after rehearsal to think and plan. On this day, Anna comes back, ostensibly looking for a bracelet. She is the lead in his new production of Stindberg's ...
Style: clever, psychological, contemplative, talky, serious ...
Plot: love triangle, theater, infidelity, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, haunted by the past, couple relations, destiny, showbiz, alcohol abuse, love affair ...
Time: 80s
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36%
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Back to Stay (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Switzerland, Netherlands
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Marina, Sofia and Violeta deal differently with the death of their grandmother.
Style: sincere, contemplative, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, youth, estrangement, sister sister relationship, everyday life, friendship, society, strong female presence, leaving home, family problems, death in the family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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A Useful Life (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Uruguay, Spain
Duration: 67 min.
Story: A movie-theater employee adjusts to a new life after the cinema he worked at for over 25 years is forced to shut down.
Style: realistic, sentimental, contemplative, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: self discovery, theater, introspection, starting over, cinema, society, love and romance, hopes, optimism, looking for love, movie theatre
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: uruguay, latin america
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35%
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War Story (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Lee is a world-weary American woman who arrives in an Italian city. Her tangles with hotel staff, incessant smoking and her disregard of the persistently ringing telephone hint at her volatility brewing beneath the surface. Between fitful naps, she ...
Style: tense, realistic, psychological, serious, bleak ...
Plot: photojournalist, haunted by the past, society, immigrants, life is a bitch, female protagonist, rivalry, couples, strong female presence, photographer, war photographer
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sicily, italy
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34%
The Third Side of the River (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Tensions rise when a doctor (Daniel Veronese) pressures his teenage son to follow in his footsteps.
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, tense, serious
Plot: coming of age, family relations, parents and children, family problems, teenage life, dysfunctional family, under the surface, small town, father son relationship, double life, youth, favoritism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Opening Night (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: An actress suffers an emotional uproar in her personal life after a fan dies trying to see her.
Style: clever, talky, tense, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: aging, alcoholic, opening night, obsessed fan, actor's life, unfulfillment, introspection, alcohol abuse, human spirit, parents and children, human nature, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
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34%
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Caf? (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When tragedy strikes the community surrounding a cafe in West Philadelphia, the cafe's regulars come to realize how intertwined their lives truly are.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, uplifting
Plot: love and romance, city life, friendship, workplace situations, direction and purpose, friends, strong female presence, best friends, pregnant woman, pregnancy, virtual world, free will ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
From the Head (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Underneath Times Square, there's a strip club filled with beautiful women. Behind the club's bathroom door is Shoes, a bathroom attendant. For three years, Shoes gives advice, compliments or a sympathetic ear to his visitors, getting ...
Style: realistic, talky, captivating, psychological, humorous ...
Plot: obsession, workplace, nightclub, workplace situations, wisdom of life, stripper, sex show, loneliness, strip club, nudity (full frontal - brief), adult virgin, coworker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.0
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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 ⇓
32%
Live Fast, Die Young (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When a famous star is found dead at an exclusive Christmas Eve party filled with A-list Hollywood types, the police must hold for questioning a group of powerful entertainment industry players who are eager to leave the scene. As they reflect upon ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, captivating, christian film ...
Plot: hollywood, society, drug abuse, redemption, overdose, lifestyle, actor's life, hopes, writer's life, artists and showbiz, starlet, filmmaking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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