Movies like Ida

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Ida (2013)
 7.4
 52K
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, serious, emotional, melancholic, art house, depressing, gloomy, atmospheric, stylized, sincere ...
Plot: nun, jewish, anti semitism, orphan, family secret, uncover truth, haunted by the past, human nature, self discovery, introspection, world war two, faith, murder, murder of family, nazism, character study, convent, youth, clergy, religions or cults, partners, society, dealing with death, coming of age, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: poland, europe, denmark

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, emotional, serious and bleak films with plots about runaway, life philosophy, mentor, storytelling, culture clash, drinking and family relations mostly in Drama and History genres. Some movies like Ida: The Innocents (2016), The Pawnbroker (1964), Left Luggage (1998), An American Rhapsody (2001), Winter Light (1963). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: abbess, world war two, female director, jewish, french, cigarette lighter, bar, secret, child, fear of death, orphanage, surgeon ...
Time: year 1945, 1940s, year 1940
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: emotional, realistic, bleak, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, survival, haunted by the past, human nature, self discovery, life is a bitch, against humanity, nazi, holocaust survivor, loan shark ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, harlem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.2
 3K
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: touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: jewish, nanny, eviction, family relations, liberal, haunted by the past, parents and children, holocaust survivor, mentally challenged, religions or cults, racism, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, belgium, antwerp, israel, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: immigrants, family relations, cold war, friendship, family, love and romance, self discovery, siblings relations, parents and children, human nature, on the run, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s, year 1956 ...
Place: hungary, europe, california, poland, budapest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 8.1
 21K
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, thought provoking, atmospheric, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: suicide, pastor, winter, faith, priest, midlife crisis, isolation, small town, crumbling marriage, society, unfulfillment, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 8.2
 22K
Viridiana (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Viridiana, a young nun about to take her final vows, pays a visit to her widowed uncle at the request of her Mother Superior.
Style: cynical, controversial, thought provoking, surreal, atmospheric ...
Plot: nun, dwarf, satire, idealism, charity, newcomer, oath, faith, lie, wine, guilt, novice ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.9
 2K
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: touching, bleak, sincere, emotional, depressing ...
Plot: working class, unemployment, domestic violence, sin, anti semitism, life is a bitch, society, youth, family problems, family in crisis, parents and children, fascism ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england, europe, ireland, liverpool, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.8
 10K
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, disturbing, stylized, gloomy ...
Plot: small town, alcohol abuse, family relations, drowning, alibi, poacher, police officer, humiliation, suicide, coming of age, innocence lost, haunted by the past ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, tokyo, paris france, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 7.5
 3K
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: touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere, talky ...
Plot: orphan, adoption, orphanage, family relations, hopes, self discovery, parents and children, youth, russian, friendship, drinking, boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2002, 70s
Place: russia, italy, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Night of the Iguana (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Drama while a tour bus driver shows church ladies around Mexico. Helped establish Puerto Vallarta as tourist destination.
Style: psychological, serious, tense, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: church, mental illness, poet, redemption, hotel, clergy, bishop, iguana, self discovery, tour guide, priest, bus ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, mexico, latin america, virginia, tennessee ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
After the Wedding (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, UK, Norway
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A manager of an orphanage in India is sent to Copenhagen, Denmark, where he discovers a life-altering family secret.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: wedding, marriage, poverty, family relations, orphanage, wealth, millionaire, family, family problems, family secret, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, copenhagen, india, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.9
 6K
Last Orders (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jack Dodd was a London butcher who enjoyed a pint with his mates for over 50 years. When he died, he died as he lived, with a smile on his face watching a horse race on which he had bet, with borrowed money. But before he died he had a final ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, talky, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, last wish, death, memory, family relations, war veteran, partners, parents and children, self discovery, friends, life, friendship between men ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1989
Place: england, europe, london, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.3
 8K
Eve's Bayou (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story is set in 1962 Louisiana. The big Batiste family is headed by charming doctor Louis. Though he is married to beautiful Roz, he has a weakness for attractive women patients. One day Louis is flirting with married and sexy Metty Mereaux, not ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, infidelity, murder, small town, family relations, prophecy, superstition, aunt niece relationship, tavern, all black cast, curse, incest ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: louisiana, usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, touching, serious, meditative ...
Plot: immigrants, father son relationship, youth, poverty, farm, life is a bitch, parents and children, working class, island, misfit, family relations, down on your luck ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1870s
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.0
 285K
Magnolia (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: An epic mosaic of many interrelated characters in search of happiness, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.
Style: realistic, bleak, sincere, meditative, non-linear ...
Plot: human nature, introspection, terminal illness, coincidence, depression, infidelity, child prodigy, redemption, death, dysfunctional family, dishonesty, social problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1960s, 1950s, 1910s ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, brutal, suspense, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: nun, convent, sexual harassment, punishment, sin, violence against women, life is a bitch, society, sexual abuse, human spirit, rebellion, innocence lost ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: ireland, europe, latin america
⇓ 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: talky, bleak, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, winter, profanity, family relations, supportive parent, social relations, parents and children, small town life, introspection, human nature, small town, dealing with death ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: scotland, europe, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Kid with a Bike (2011)
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: sincere, touching, bleak, meditative, atmospheric ...
Plot: kids in trouble, realism, childhood, petty criminal, social problems, life is a bitch, orphan, youth, society, responsibility, street kid, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 126 min.
Story: It's about a five member family. The father is a conservative and traditional person who directs the family. The mother is at home, she tries to hold together the family, while Mr. Bridge works as a lawyer. The children have just grown up, and ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, talky, melancholic, semi serious ...
Plot: americana, lawyer, culture clash, human nature, parents and children, introspection, family problems, society, dysfunctional family, family relations, suicide, bittersweet ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 40s
Place: usa, kansas, poland, kansas city, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.2
 36K
The Believer (2001)
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: thought provoking, disturbing, bleak, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: skinhead, racism, anti semitism, identity crisis, bomb, nazism, anger, synagogue, gang, judaism, violence spree, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, usa, israel, germany, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.6
 8K
Butterfly (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The film centres on Moncho and his coming-of-age experience in Galicia in 1936. Moncho develops a close relationship with his teacher Don Gregorio who introduces the boy to different things in the world. While the story centres on Moncho's ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, realistic, touching, compassionate ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, coming of age, spanish civil war, teacher, family relations, countryside, latin, civil war, fascism, patriotism, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: spain, europe, galicia, australia, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.3
 15K
Scarecrow (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two drifters bum around, visit earthy women and discuss opening a car wash in Pittsburgh.
Style: road movie, sincere, touching, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: drifter, friendship, on the road, self discovery, road trip, introspection, partners, buddies, bar fight, hitchhiker, train ride, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: pittsburgh, california, detroit, denver colorado, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Keys to the House (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Germany, France, USA
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, emotional, touching, bleak ...
Plot: human nature, hospital, disability, self discovery, parents and children, estrangement, single parent, teenage life, hopes, redemption, family relations, therapy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, italy, germany, norway, milan italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 6.4
 35K
Cake (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After having visions of a member of her support group who killed herself, a woman who also suffers with chronic pain seeks out the widower of the suicide.
Style: touching, psychological, serious, depressing, bleak ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: suicide, depression, support group, obsession, life is a bitch, grieving, introspection, drugs/alcohol, dealing with death, suicide attempt, loneliness, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, tijuana mexico, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.3
 14K
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, emotional, serious, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: stripper, lap dance, panic attack, anxiety attack, exotic dancer, redemption, haunted by the past, self discovery, life is a bitch, hopes, human nature, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, thought provoking, touching, atmospheric, contemplative ...
Plot: family relations, donkey, cruelty, purity, transcendence, redemption, friendship, misery, friends, sin, injustice, animal life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Rhapsody in August (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story centers on an elderly hibakusha, who lost her husband in the 1945 atomic bombing of Nagasaki, caring for her four grandchildren over the summer. She learns of a long-lost brother, Suzujiro, living in Hawaii who wants her to visit him ...
Style: emotional, serious, atmospheric, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: anti war, family relations, haunted by the past, human nature, battles, society, siblings relations, parents and children, memory, post war, atomic bomb, war crime ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: japan, hawaii, usa, asia, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.4
 5K
Wild Reeds (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As the Algerian War draws to a close, a teenager with a girlfriend starts feeling homosexual urges for two of his classmates: a country boy, and a French-Algerian intellectual.
Style: realistic, sincere, gloomy, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, coming of age, male homosexuality, love triangle, friendship, gay sex, politics, coming out, boarding school, gay teenager, gays and lesbians, bittersweet ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: france, algeria, europe, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Substance of Fire (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Isaac Geldhart is a Holocaust survivor who, overcome by grief at the recent death of his wife, seems determined to run his publishing firm into the ground by printing books that have no hope of financial success. His son Aaron, who also works at the ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: holocaust, family life, parents and children, siblings relations, introspection, haunted by the past, family problems, love and romance, dealing with death, family business, family in crisis, midlife crisis ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: serious, realistic, stylized, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: orphan, on the road, youth, life is a bitch, society, human nature, wartime life, little boy, world war two, death of mother, down on your luck, coming of age ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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