Movies like Ida

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Ida (2013)
 7.4
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Ida
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, Denmark, France, UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Anna, a young novitiate in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a family secret dating back to the years of the German occupation.
Style: bleak, stylized, atmospheric, emotional, serious, melancholic, reflective, enigmatic, realistic, art house ...
Plot: jewish, self discovery, nun, religion, drinking, suicide, drugs/alcohol, uncover truth, jews, hotel, catholicism, loneliness, existentialism, depression, haunted by the past, holocaust, guilt, character study, storytelling, nazis, life turned upside down, adoption, anti semitism, runaway, convent ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: poland, europe, mine, denmark
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Winter Light
Drama
Sweden
81 min.
 8.1
Mouchette
Drama
France
81 min.
 7.8
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Most similar movies to Ida

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, talky, reflective and realistic films with plots about storytelling, runaway, mentor, culture clash, catastrophe, loneliness and life philosophy mostly in Drama and Music genres. Some movies like Ida: The Pawnbroker (1964), The Ten Commandments (1989), The Believer (2001), Mouchette (1967), Winter Light (1963). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Pawnbroker
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A Jewish pawnbroker, a victim of Nazi persecution, loses all faith in his fellow man until he realizes too late the tragedy of his actions.
Style: bleak, emotional, realistic, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, nazi, jewish, uncover truth, jews, loneliness, nazis, guilt, tragedy, character study, concentration camp ...
Time: 1960s
Place: new york, poland, usa, germany, harlem manhattan new york city ...
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The Ten Commandments
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, West Germany
Duration: 572 min.
Story: The Decalogue is a 1989 Polish television drama series directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski and co-written by Kieślowski with Krzysztof Piesiewicz, with music by Zbigniew Preisner. It consists of ten one-hour films, inspired by the Ten Commandments. ...
Style: bleak, psychological, tense, serious, reflective ...
Plot: morality, philosophy, human nature, adultery, obsession, storytelling, loneliness, complex characters, redemption, relationships, solitude, existentialism ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: poland, europe
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 7.2
 34K
The Believer
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A hardcore American racist skinhead who, because of his intelligence, leads a gang dedicated to fighting the enemy: the supposed American-Jewish conspiracy for domination. However, he's hiding a secret: he's Jewish-born, a brilliant ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, emotional, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: skinhead, judaism, holocaust, anti semitism, fascism, love, violence, survival, jews, violence spree, assassination, nazi ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: israel, new york, usa, argentina, germany
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System:   79%
    User:   73%
 
 7.8
 8K
Mouchette
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Robert Bresson plumbs great reservoirs of feelings with one of the most searing portraits of human desperation ever put on film.
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Plot: coming of age, innocence lost, loneliness, death, brutality, school, teacher, childhood, runaway, dealing with death, village, small town ...
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    User:   71%
 
 8.1
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Winter Light
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A Swedish pastor fails a loving woman, a suicidal fisherman and God.
Style: bleak, atmospheric, psychological, serious, cerebral ...
Plot: small town, suicide, isolation, existentialism, religion, apocalypse, god, loneliness, clergy, swedish, relationships, love ...
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Duration: 113 min.
Story: Gabita is pregnant, abortion is strictly forbidden in Romania during the communist regime. Despite this it is common practice and Gabita wants an abortion. The movie follows her and her friend Otilia during the day she has made the appointment with ...
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, tense, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, hotel, abortion, friendship, communism, sexual abuse, unwanted pregnancy, guilt, realism, innocence lost, loneliness, unlikely friendships ...
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 7.4
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Time Out
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Country: France
Duration: 134 min.
Story: An unemployed man finds his life sinking more and more into trouble as he hides his situation from his family and friends.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, realistic, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: down on your luck, unemployment, workplace, loneliness, solitude, existentialism, dishonesty, countryside, character study, isolation, greed, life & death ...
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    User:   71%
 
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Pelle the Conqueror
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The end of the 19th century. A boat filled with Swedish emigrants comes to the Danish island of Bornholm. Among them are Lasse and his son Pelle who move to Denmark to find work. They find employment at a large farm, but are treated as the lowest ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, stylized, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: immigrants, father son relationship, farm, island, death, tragedy, love, parents and children, down on your luck, loneliness, working class, culture clash ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: denmark, europe, seaport
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    User:   72%
 
Au Hasard Balthazar
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Sweden
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story of a mistreated donkey and the people around him. A study on saintliness and a sister piece to Bresson's Mouchette.
Style: stylized, touching, serious, reflective, meditative ...
Plot: redemption, friendship, death, human nature, drinking, animal life, countryside, art, loneliness, life & death, injustice, runaway ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   60%
 
The Kid with a Bike
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Italy
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Abandoned by his father, a young boy is left in the hands of an unqualified childcare provider.
Style: bleak, serious, gloomy, enigmatic, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, childhood, father son relationship, kids in trouble, loneliness, realism, adolescence, dysfunctional family, mentor, life is a bitch, runaway, parenthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium
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System:   55%
    User:   48%
 
 7.0
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Liam
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany, France, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A morality tale of xenophobia, religious prejudice, mob violence, poverty, and their effect on two children in Liverpool during the Depression. When a shipyard closes, Liam and Teresa's dad loses his job. Liam, who's about 8, making his ...
Style: bleak, touching, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: working class, fascism, irish, catholicism, poverty, children, parents and children, jews, teacher, religion, judaism, rich and poor ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england, europe, london, seaport, liverpool ...
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System:   52%
    User:   55%
 
 7.7
 15K
Distant
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Uzak/Distant chronicles the numbing loneliness, longing, and isolation in the lives of two men who are consumed by their own problems. Istanbul photographer Mahmut reluctantly receives his relative Yusuf, but the mingling of their lives does little ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, serious, meditative, art house ...
Plot: midlife crisis, loneliness, existentialism, love and romance, depression, isolation, guilt, unfulfillment, urban, pornography, drinking, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, turkey, tokyo, istanbul turkey
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System:   51%
    User:   53%
 
 7.4
 3K
Left Luggage
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, Belgium, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: While escaping from Nazis during the WWII, a Jewish man dug suitcases full of things dear to his heart in the ground two. The war deprived him of his family, and afterwards he endlessly turns over the soil of Antwerp to find the suitcases, which ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: jewish, nanny, holocaust, jews, judaism, tragedy, coming of age, nazis, nudity (topless - notable), family life, depression, nazi ...
Time: 20th century
Place: belgium, europe, antwerp, israel, poland
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System:   50%
    User:   100%
 
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 33K
Winter Sleep
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany
Duration: 196 min.
Story: Aydin, a retired actor, owns a small hotel in central Anatolia with his young wife Nihal and his sister Necla, who is coping with her recent divorce. During the winter, snow covers the ground and boredom brings the return of old memories, pushing ...
Style: talky, atmospheric, serious, meditative, reflective ...
Plot: hotel, divorce, dysfunctional family, crumbling marriage, loneliness, dialogue driven, character study, rich and poor, relationships, islam, existentialism, dull life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey
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System:   49%
    User:   49%
 
 7.0
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Requiem
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Michaela, an epileptic, enrolls in college to study education. She goes off her medication and soon begins hearing voices and seeing apparitions that tell her to avoid religious objects, although she is devoutly Roman Catholic. One priest scoffs at ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, gloomy, melancholic ...
Plot: mental illness, small town, friendship, depression, catholicism, german, disability, psychology, religion, college, hospital, relationships ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: germany, europe, tokyo, new jersey
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Fanny and Alexander
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, France, West Germany
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Through the eyes of ten-year-old Alexander, we witness the delights and conflicts of the Ekdahl family, a sprawling bourgeois clan in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Sweden.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, emotional, clever, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, childhood, bishop, christmas, orphan, swedish, surrealism, young heroes, small town, family drama, parents and children, loneliness ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, turn of the century
Place: sweden, tokyo
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System:   47%
    User:   41%
 
The Shop on Main Street
Genre: Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In a small town in Nazi-occupied Slovakia during World War II, decent but timid carpenter Tono is named "Aryan comptroller" of a button store owned by an old Jewish widow, Rozalie. Since the post comes with a salary and standing in the ...
Style: serious, offbeat, captivating, realistic, talky ...
Plot: holocaust, jewish, nazi, jews, anti heroes, nazis, genocide, fascism, store, rescue, greed, censorship ...
Time: 1940s
Place: slovakia, europe, israel
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System:   45%
    User:   46%
 
Morvern Callar
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Morvern Callar wakes on Christmas morning to discover that her troubled boyfriend has committed suicide, leaving behind the unpublished manuscript to his first novel and a sum of money intended to pay for his burial. Instead, Morvern attempts to use ...
Style: serious, gloomy, enigmatic, art house, melancholic ...
Plot: suicide, self discovery, couple relations, on the road, hotel, friendship, sex, death, loneliness, existentialism, life & death, christmas ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, scotland, europe, ibiza
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System:   41%
    User:   42%
 
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The Inheritance
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Norway, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young Danish man, Christoffer, lives a life of joy and happiness with his wife Maria in Stockholm. When his father dies his mother insists that Christoffer take over management of the family industry which is in danger of bankruptcy. He is torn ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, meditative, biting ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide, marriage, crumbling marriage, drinking, capitalism, family drama, parents and children, hotel, infidelity, restaurant, swedish ...
Time: contemporary
Place: denmark, europe, sweden, southern france, copenhagen denmark ...
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System:   41%
    User:   39%
 
Noi the Albino
Genre: Drama
Country: Iceland, Germany, UK, Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: 17 year old Noi drifts through life on a remote fjord in Iceland. In winter, the fjord is cut off from the outside world, surrounded by ominous mountains and buried under a shroud of snow. Noi dreams of escaping from this white-walled prison with ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, gloomy, bleak ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, isolation, drinking, love, natural disaster, school, death, teacher, gas station, small town, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iceland, hawaii, singapore, cairo egypt
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System:   41%
    User:   41%
 
The Scrounger
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A pimp with no other means to provide for himself finds his life spiralling out of control when his prostitute is sent to prison.
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, compassionate, bleak ...
Plot: poverty, drinking, prostitute, social misfits, pimp, male nudity, friendship, prostitution, women, relationships, criminal heroes, neo realism ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: italy, europe, tokyo, japan
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System:   41%
    User:   38%
 
The Dreamlife of Angels
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In Lille, two penniless young women with few prospects become friends. Isa moves in with Marie, who's flat-sitting for a mother and child in hospital in comas following a car crash. Isa is out-going, unskilled, with hopes of moving south to ...
Style: talky, realistic, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, obsession, working class, depression, hospital, coma, unlikely friendships, loneliness, relationships, pornography, workplace ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, flanders
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System:   41%
    User:   36%
 
 8.0
 14K
The Silence
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Traveling through an unnamed European country on the brink of war, sickly, intellectual Ester, her sister Anna and Anna's young son, Johan, check into a near-empty hotel. A basic inability to communicate among the three seems only to worsen ...
Style: sexual, psychological, serious, bleak, enigmatic ...
Plot: hotel, dysfunctional family, incest, existentialism, sexuality, drinking, loneliness, relationships, male nudity, sisters, swedish, god ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, sweden, tokyo
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System:   40%
    User:   41%
 
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 7.5
 7K
Ratcatcher
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: James Gillespie is 12 years old. The world he knew is changing. Haunted by a secret, he has become a stranger in his own family. He is drawn to the canal where he creates a world of his own. He finds an awkward tenderness with Margaret Anne, a ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, stylized, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: coming of age, runaway, british, friendship, realism, poverty, childhood, loneliness, urban ghetto, dysfunctional family, adolescence, coming-of-age ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland
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System:   40%
    User:   42%
 
 5.5
 6K
Bee Season
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 11-year-old Eliza is the invisible element of her family unit: her parents are both consumed with work and her brother is wrapped up in his own adolescent life. Eliza ignites not only a spark that makes her visible but one that sets into motion a ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mental illness, redemption, spelling bee, judaism, religion, jewish, parents and children, family drama, god, book, family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, oakland california, washington d.c.
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System:   40%
    User:   41%
 
My Life to Live
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Twelve episodic tales in the life of a Parisian woman and her slow descent into prostitution.
Style: atmospheric, serious, gloomy, reflective, bleak ...
Plot: prostitution, philosophy, artist, prostitute, pimp, french, gunfight, photographer, existentialism, loneliness, childhood, new wave ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, tokyo, paris france
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System:   39%
    User:   34%
 
 8.3
 19K
Autumn Sonata
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, West Germany, Sweden, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After a seven-year absence, Charlotte Andergast travels to Sweden to reunite with her daughter Eva. The pair have a troubled relationship: Charlotte sacrificed the responsibilities of motherhood for a career as a classical pianist. Over an emotional ...
Style: emotional, bleak, talky, serious, reflective ...
Plot: redemption, dysfunctional family, marriage, mother daughter relationship, human nature, pianist, hospital, relationships, loneliness, dialogue driven, introspection, family drama ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, sweden
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System:   39%
    User:   42%
 
The Magdalene Sisters
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Four women are given into the custody of the Magdalene sisterhood asylum to correct their sinful behavior: Crispina and Rose have given birth to a premarital child, Margaret got raped by her cousin and the orphan Bernadette had been repeatedly ...
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious, captivating ...
Plot: irish, sexual abuse, rape, rebellion, christianity, religion, corruption, brutality, runaway, guilt, prison, sexual harassment ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1964
Place: ireland, latin america, europe
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System:   39%
    User:   39%
 

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An American Rhapsody
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Hungarian family forced to flee the Communist country for the United States, must leave a young daughter behind. Six years later the family arranges to bring the absent daughter to the United States where she has trouble adjusting. The daughter ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, dramatic ...
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Blind Chance
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Witek runs after a train. Three variations follow on how such a seemingly banal incident could influence the rest of Witek's life.
Style: atmospheric, serious, enigmatic, philosophical, meditative ...
Plot: train, destiny, politics, communism, self discovery, philosophy, fighting the system, existentialism, life, mentor, loneliness, political ...
Time: 80s
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