Movies like Ida

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Ida (2013)
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, serious, atmospheric, realistic, sincere, touching, emotional, gloomy, melancholic ...
Plot: nun, jewish, anti semitism, orphan, convent, family secret, self discovery, drugs/alcohol, uncover truth, nazism, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, society, clergy, odd couple, human nature, introspection, religions or cults, coming of age, partners, youth, religion, dealing with death, drinking, suicide ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: poland, europe, mine, denmark

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and bleak films with plots about society, mentor, friendship, storytelling, death, culture clash and family relations mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Ida: Left Luggage (1998), The Magdalene Sisters (2002), Mouchette (1967), Liam (2000), Beyond the Hills (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Left Luggage (1998)
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, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: jewish, nanny, coming of age, holocaust survivor, family life, youth, family relations, mentally challenged, parents and children, haunted by the past, religions or cults, society ...
Time: 20th century
Place: belgium, europe, antwerp, israel, poland
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100%
The Magdalene Sisters (2002)
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, rough, serious, suspense, depressing ...
Plot: sexual harassment, convent, nun, sexual abuse, human spirit, punishment, life is a bitch, irish, clergy, humiliation, religions or cults, convent school ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1964
Place: ireland, europe, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Mouchette (1967)
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.
Style: bleak, emotional, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: humiliation, alibi, poacher, suicide, small town, coming of age, drowning, innocence lost, village, dealing with death, human nature, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
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Liam (2000)
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, serious, sincere ...
Plot: working class, anti semitism, unemployment, sin, domestic violence, parents and children, rich and poor, life is a bitch, love and romance, society, youth, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, seaport, liverpool, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Beyond the Hills (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, France, Belgium
Duration: 152 min.
Story: A drama centered on the friendship between two young women who grew up in the same orphanage; one has found refuge at a convent in Romania and refuses to leave with her friend, who now lives in Germany.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: nun, belief in god, convent, clergy, religions or cults, female friendship, ex-lover, society, friendship, culture clash, reunion, danger ...
Place: romania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 8.1
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Winter Light (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A Swedish pastor fails a loving woman, a suicidal fisherman and God.
Style: bleak, atmospheric, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: suicide, priest, winter, pastor, faith, small town, clergy, isolation, human nature, village, introspection, redemption ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
An American Rhapsody (2001)
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, realistic ...
Plot: hungarian, immigrants, family, friendship, cold war, coming of age, human nature, self discovery, parents and children, siblings relations, teenage life, americana ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s, year 1958 ...
Place: hungary, europe, california, czechoslovakia, budapest hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.6
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The Nun (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In eighteenth-century France, a girl is forced against her will to take vows as a nun. Three mothers superior treat her in radically different ways, ranging from maternal concern, to sadistic persecution, to lesbian desire.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: nun, suicide, priest, convent, monastery, clergy, innocence lost, lesbian relationship, religions or cults, new wave, dishonesty, village ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Innocents (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Poland
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Poland, 1945. Mathilde, a young French Red Cross doctor, is on a mission to help the war survivors. When a nun seeks for her help, she is brought to a convent where several pregnant sisters are hiding, unable to reconcile their faith with their ...
Plot: world war two, abbess, newborn baby, atheist, red cross, caesarean birth, pregnant, pregnant woman, photograph, doctor, baby, dancing ...
Time: year 1945, 1940s, year 1940
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.5
 4K
Invincible (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Germany, Ireland, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A Jewish strongman performs in Berlin as the blond Aryan hero Siegfried.
Style: serious, gloomy, touching, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: anti semitism, rabbi, jewish, small town, society, strong man, clergy, nightclub, human spirit, small town life, fascism, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Sundays and Cybele (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Austria
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The tragic story of a young orphan girl who is befriended by an innocent but emotionally disabled veteran of the French Indochina War.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: orphan, haunted by the past, veteran, nun, friendship, tragedy, friends, suburbs, youth, life is a bitch, dagger, amnesia ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Lilies of the Field (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An unemployed construction worker (Homer Smith) heading out west stops at a remote farm in the desert to get water when his car overheats. The farm is being worked by a group of East European Catholic nuns, headed by the strict mother superior ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: desert, nun, construction worker, chapel, convent, clergy, friendship, odd couple, homelessness, racism, human spirit, interracial relations ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Pawnbroker (1964)
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, gloomy ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, uncover truth, survival, human nature, ghetto, self discovery, haunted by the past, society, life is a bitch, heist, religions or cults ...
Time: 1960s
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Winter Guest (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: It's winter in a small Scottish village near the sea, and multiple lives intersect in a day. Frances (Emma Thompson) has just lost her husband to an early death, so her mother, Elspeth (Phyllida Law), travels to Frances' house to reconnect ...
Style: bleak, talky, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, winter, dealing with death, starting over, seaside town, one day, skipping school, human nature, small town, parents and children, small town life, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: scotland, europe, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Keys to the House (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Germany, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Meeting his handicapped son for the first time, a young father attempts to forge a relationship with the teenager.
Style: serious, psychological, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: human nature, hospital, redemption, parents and children, estrangement, hopes, family relations, self discovery, haunted by the past, disability, misfit, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, germany, italy, norway, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Calvary (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After he is threatened during a confession, a good-natured priest must battle the dark forces closing in around him.
Style: bleak, dark humor, captivating, cynical, psychological ...
Plot: clergy, death threat, priest, human nature, small town life, social relations, confession, goodhearted, small town, character study, investigation, mysterious man ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Italian (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in 2002, an abandoned 5-year-old boy living in a rundown orphanage in a small Russian village is adopted by an Italian family.
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: orphan, russian, adoption, orphanage, little boy, boy, self discovery, coming of age, youth, family relations, parents and children, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002, 2000s
Place: russia, europe, italy, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Ten Commandments (1989)
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: psychological, serious, bleak, tense, epic ...
Plot: redemption, human nature, introspection, moral dilemma, haunted by the past, murder, society, polish, taxi driver, drifter, stranger, christmas ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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A Brand New Life (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, South Korea
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Young Jinhee is taken by her father to an orphanage near Seoul. He leaves her there never to return, and she struggles to come to grips with her fate. Jinhee desperately believes her father will come back for her and take her on a trip. The film is ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: nun, adoption, orphan, innocence lost, parents and children, coming of age, hopes, youth, redemption, dysfunctional family, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: korea, asia, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
House with a Turret (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ukraine
Duration: 80 min.
Story: During the final winter of WWII, as displaced persons return to their former homes in the Soviet Union, an 8-year-old boy is left alone when his mother dies en route.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: orphan, wartime life, on the road, life is a bitch, youth, coming of age, human nature, down on your luck, society, death of mother, chaos, little boy ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Il Posto (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: With his family mired in financial troubles, Domenico moves to Milan, Italy, from his small town to get a job in lieu of furthering his education. A lack of options forces him to take a position as a messenger at a big company, where he hopes to ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: office, job, corporation, coming of age, boss and employee, workplace situations, college graduate, neo realism, dull life, unfulfillment, youth, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Pelle the Conqueror (1987)
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, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: farm, island, father son relationship, coming of age, youth, immigrants, parents and children, emigrant, down on your luck, working class, society, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1870s
Place: denmark, europe, seaport
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Ratcatcher (1999)
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, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: canal, neighbor, coming of age, drowning, mouse, realism, dysfunctional family, urban ghetto, youth, family relations, parents and children, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 2K
Moonlighting (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Polish contractor, Nowak, leads a group of workmen to London so they can provide cheap labor for a government official based there. Nowak (Irons) has to manage the project and the men as they encounter the tempations of the West and loneliness and ...
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, serious, sincere ...
Plot: culture clash, political unrest, construction worker, working class, workplace situations, life is a bitch, workplace, society, power relations, fish out of water, boss and employee, injustice ...
Time: 80s
Place: poland, london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.7
 2K
Hadewijch (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A troubled young woman is thrown out of a convent and forms a relationship with a radical Muslim.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: convent, human nature, friendship, religions or cults, hopes, society, youth, clergy, self discovery, monastery, terrorism, explosion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, middle east, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
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The Scar (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After discussions and dishonest negotiations, a decision is taken as to where a large new chemical factory is to be built and Bednarz, an honest Party man, is put in charge of the construction. He used to live in the small town where the factory is ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: factory, small town, working class, politics, society, human nature, innocence lost, introspection, moral dilemma, small town life, state affairs, social relations ...
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.3
 13K
Powder Blue (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: On the gritty streets of LA, the destinies of four people desperate for connection and redemption are about to collide.
Style: bleak, realistic, emotional, serious, touching ...
Plot: hospital, anxiety attack, mortician, coffin, christmas eve, rose, exotic dancer, lap dance, strip club, church, redemption, stripper ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
From a Far Country (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, UK, Poland
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The film is a biography of Pope John Paul II. It starts in 1926 when the boy Karol Wojtila was celebrating Christmas with his father in Poland. Some years later Nazi Germany attacks Poland and invades the country while Wojtila seeks refuge at the ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: pope, catholic church, politics, clergy, human spirit, idealism, church, rebelliousness, anti semitism, genocide, holocaust, political unrest ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: poland, europe, germany, rome italy, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Au Hasard Balthazar (1966)
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, serious, touching, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Plot: cruelty, donkey, misery, purity, human nature, animal life, redemption, countryside, injustice, friendship, misfit, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Three Brothers (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In a farmhouse in southern Italy, an old woman dies. Her husband summons their sons: from Rome, Raffaele, a judge facing a political case for which he risks assassination; from Naples, the religious and ideological Rocco, a counselor at a ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: funeral, death, mafia, terrorism, dealing with death, introspection, farm, siblings relations, death in the family, family relations, self discovery, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: italy, europe, naples italy, germany, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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