Movies like Ida

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Ida (2013)
 7.4
 46K
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, atmospheric, stylized, emotional, sincere, touching, gloomy, serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: nun, jewish, orphan, family secret, anti semitism, convent, nazism, self discovery, youth, clergy, religions or cults, partners, haunted by the past, society, human nature, dealing with death, introspection, coming of age, drugs/alcohol, life turned upside down, odd couple, uncover truth, religion, drinking, suicide ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: poland, europe, mine, denmark

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Most similar movies to Ida

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, reflective, serious and touching films with plots about runaway, storytelling, mentor, drinking, culture clash, childhood and catastrophe mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Ida: Left Luggage (1998), The Innocents (2016), Liam (2000), An American Rhapsody (2001), Mouchette (1967). 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: touching, emotional, sentimental, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: jewish, nanny, coming of age, family relations, parents and children, haunted by the past, youth, society, mentally challenged, family life, religions or cults, eviction ...
Time: 20th century
Place: antwerp, belgium, europe, israel, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, red cross, door lock, disobeying orders, soviet army, wounded, medical examination, sleeping, violence against women, bicycle, little boy ...
Time: year 1945, year 1940, 1940s
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.0
 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: bleak, emotional, touching, tense, serious ...
Plot: working class, sin, unemployment, anti semitism, domestic violence, master and servant, parents and children, family in crisis, down on your luck, power relations, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, seaport, europe, ireland, liverpool ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, emotional, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
Plot: friendship, cold war, hungarian, immigrants, coming of age, family, society, on the run, teenage life, americana, human nature, misfit ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 1960s ...
Place: hungary, europe, california, usa, budapest hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 7.8
 9K
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, realistic ...
Plot: small town, drowning, suicide, poacher, humiliation, alibi, coming of age, innocence lost, village, dysfunctional family, obsession, village life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 8.1
 18K
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, psychological, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: suicide, faith, pastor, winter, priest, isolation, small town, religions or cults, village, human nature, introspection, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, suspense, depressing, serious ...
Plot: sexual harassment, nun, convent, sexual abuse, punishment, human spirit, life is a bitch, irish, rebellion, clergy, unwanted pregnancy, society ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: ireland, europe, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, sincere ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, winter, small town life, family relations, supportive parent, dealing with death, social relations, parents and children, introspection, human nature, starting over, small town ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: scotland, europe, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, infidelity, incest, prophecy, small town, murder, menstruation, aunt niece relationship, tavern, superstition, all black cast, curse ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.4
 52K
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, captivating, dark humor, cynical, psychological ...
Plot: clergy, death threat, priest, confession, small town life, goodhearted, social relations, human nature, small town, painting, catholic church, recovering alcoholic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Celebration (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A grandiose party to celebrate a sixtieth birthday unleashes a family drama with all the lies that conceal horrendous secrets. The eldest son, Christian, stages a showdown with the popular pater familias; his provocative, moving after-dinner speech ...
Style: dark humor, talky, stylized, emotional, biting ...
Plot: sexual abuse, suicide, birthday, secret, hotel, depression, child abuse, party, family secret, dysfunctional family, lawyer, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.6
 2K
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: serious, emotional, atmospheric, sexual, gloomy ...
Plot: convent, monastery, nun, priest, suicide, village, coming of age, destructive relationship, dishonesty, new wave, clergy, youth ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, self discovery, ghetto, human nature, society, against humanity, life is a bitch, uncover truth, haunted by the past, heist ...
Time: 1960s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.0
 5K
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, talky, touching, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, friends, death, infidelity, last wish, war veteran, memory, grief, life, family relations, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1989
Place: england, europe, london, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, realistic, touching, sincere, stylized ...
Plot: marriage, wedding, dying, businessman, poverty, orphanage, wealth, millionaire, idealism, family, health situation, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, india, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.6
 7K
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, realistic, touching, emotional, gloomy ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, coming of age, fascism, spanish civil war, teacher, politics, butterfly, atheist, latin, innocence lost, civil war, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: spain, europe, galicia, australia, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: sexual, serious, clever, realistic, tense ...
Plot: church, hotel, mental illness, bishop, unemployment, self discovery, tour guide, clergy, poet, spinster, bus, priest ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: mexico, virginia, usa, latin america, tennessee ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, stylized, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: island, farm, father son relationship, youth, coming of age, immigrants, misfit, social differences, working class, hopes, down on your luck, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1890s
Place: denmark, europe, seaport
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 7.6
 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: realistic, touching, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
Plot: orphan, adoption, russian, little boy, orphanage, boy, self discovery, youth, coming of age, parents and children, hopes, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002, 2000s
Place: russia, europe, italy, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.5
 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, serious, sentimental, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, coming out, love triangle, friendship, gay, politics, boarding school, gays and lesbians, french, homosexuality, gender, boarding school life ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, algeria, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.5
 6K
Bee Season (2005)
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, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mental illness, judaism, redemption, coming of age, parents and children, family problems, siblings relations, human nature, society, family relations, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, captivating, uplifting, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: desert, nun, convent, construction worker, chapel, friendship, interracial relations, clergy, hopes, friends, social relations, religions or cults ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.3
 19K
Angela's Ashes (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Based on the best selling autobiography by Irish expat Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the poverty endemic in the slums of pre-war Limerick. The film ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, gloomy, disturbing ...
Plot: poverty, unemployment, irish, life is a bitch, prejudice, teacher, coming of age, ira, injustice, rich and poor, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1940s
Place: ireland, usa, europe, new york, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 33K
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 ...
Plot: suicide, depression, support group, obsession, life is a bitch, grieving, drugs/alcohol, dealing with death, suicide attempt, loneliness, friendship, group therapy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, mexico, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, semi serious, gloomy, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, americana, lawyer, suicide, culture clash, couple relations, hopes, family in crisis, family problems, couples, urban, human nature ...
Time: 1940s, 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, kansas, poland, cleveland ohio, harvard university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Loss of Sexual Innocence (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the sexual development of a filmmaker through three stages of his life.
Style: sexual, realistic, atmospheric, serious, psychological ...
Plot: forbidden love, innocence lost, vengeance, sex, elderly lovers, couples, haunted by the past, human nature, society, coming of age, twins, youth ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, stone age
Place: africa, kenya, tunisia, england, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Morvern Callar (2002)
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: gloomy, psychological, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: suicide, friendship, rave, supermarket, christmas, self discovery, couples, on the road, twentysomething life, couple relations, friends, best friend ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scotland, spain, europe, ibiza
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, touching, serious, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Plot: misery, purity, donkey, cruelty, redemption, friendship, countryside, innocence lost, society, human nature, misfit, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.3
 122K
An Education (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London, and how her life changes with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age.
Style: realistic, twists and turns, stylized, sentimental, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love affair, age difference, love and romance, teenage life, coming of age, youth, teaching the ways of the world, self discovery, older man younger woman relationship, adolescence vs adulthood, betrayal, direction and purpose ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s, year 1961
Place: england, london, europe, oxford university, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Goodbye, Children (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, West Germany, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A French boarding school run by priests seems to be a haven from World War II until a new student arrives. He becomes the roommate of top student in his class. Rivals at first, the roommates form a bond and share a secret.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: nazism, friendship, jewish, betrayal, german, priest, boarding school life, anti semitism, auschwitz, resistance, wartime life, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: france, europe, jerusalem, paris france, vichy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%