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
Winter Sleep
Drama
Turkey, France, Germany
196 min.
 8.2
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Most similar movies to Ida

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out harsh, reflective, bleak and talky films with plots about storytelling, mentor, loneliness, culture clash, life philosophy, catastrophe and runaway mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Ida: The Pawnbroker (1964), The Ten Commandments (1989), Winter Light (1963), Calvary (2014), Time Out (2001). 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, 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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System:   92%
    User:   84%
 
 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 ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
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System:   67%
    User:   79%
 
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 7.4
 50K
Calvary
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: dark humor, atmospheric, bleak, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: small town, irish, father daughter relationship, child abuse, murder, death, suicide attempt, clergy, catholicism, sexual abuse, human nature, death threat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
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System:   60%
    User:   59%
 
 7.4
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Time Out
Genre: Drama
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 ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, switzerland, france, tokyo
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    User:   49%
 
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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, realistic ...
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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    User:   100%
 
 7.2
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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, germany, argentina
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System:   57%
    User:   65%
 
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4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, Belgium
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 ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1987
Place: romania, europe, california
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System:   55%
    User:   49%
 
 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.
Style: bleak, emotional, stylized, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, innocence lost, loneliness, death, brutality, school, teacher, childhood, runaway, village, dealing with death, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe, tokyo
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System:   53%
    User:   54%
 
 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, urban, unfulfillment, pornography, drinking, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, turkey, tokyo, istanbul turkey
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System:   50%
    User:   53%
 
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: offbeat, serious, 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:   47%
    User:   52%
 
 8.2
 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:   46%
    User:   44%
 
 7.0
 5K
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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System:   45%
    User:   46%
 
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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, male nudity, death, tragedy, love, parents and children, coming of age, down on your luck, loneliness ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1870s
Place: denmark, europe, seaport
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System:   45%
    User:   42%
 
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:   44%
    User:   43%
 
 6.5
 14K
Margaret
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A young woman witnesses a bus accident, and is caught up in the aftermath, where the question of whether or not it was intentional affects many people's lives.
Style: emotional, realistic, gloomy, serious, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: innocence lost, high school, teacher, mother daughter relationship, virginity, drugs/alcohol, relationships, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, character study, drinking, abortion ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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System:   41%
    User:   46%
 
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:   40%
    User:   40%
 
 8.0
 7K
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
Place: poland, europe, libya, new jersey, tokyo ...
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System:   39%
    User:   35%
 
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Mamma Roma
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After many years working in the streets of Roma, the middle-age whore Mamma Roma (Anna Magnani) saves money to buy an upper class apartment, a fruit stand and retires from the prostitution. She brings her teenage son Ettore (Ettore Garofolo), who ...
Style: gloomy, serious, melancholic, compassionate, bleak ...
Plot: redemption, prostitute, prostitution, hospital, pimp, going straight, loneliness, childhood, starting over, runaway, relationships, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, italy, tokyo, mexico, rome italy
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System:   39%
    User:   44%
 
Central Station
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An emotive journey of a former school teacher, who writes letters for illiterate people, and a young boy, whose mother has just died, as they search for the father he never knew.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, road movie ...
Plot: friendship, teacher, self discovery, poverty, loneliness, love, on the road, obsessive quest, letter, road trip, unlikely friendships, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
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System:   38%
    User:   43%
 
 8.1
 18K
Nostalgia
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Soviet Union
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The Russian poet Andrei Gorchakov, accompanied by guide and translator Eugenia, is traveling through Italy researching the life of an 18th-century Russian composer. In an ancient spa town, he meets the lunatic Domenico, who years earlier had ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, meditative, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: redemption, culture clash, writer's life, memory, philosophy, human nature, russian, existentialism, poetry, art, self discovery, storytelling ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: italy, russia, europe, rome italy
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System:   38%
    User:   42%
 
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, serious, sincere ...
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:   38%
    User:   43%
 
The Edge of Heaven
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Turkey, Italy
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Nejat seems disapproving about his widower father Ali's choice of prostitute Yeter for a live-in girlfriend. But he grows fond of her when he discovers she sends money home to Turkey for her daughter's university studies. Yeter's ...
Style: touching, realistic, intellectual, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: prison, german, immigrants, destiny, death, tragedy, parents and children, funeral, loneliness, complex characters, relationships, family bonds ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, europe, turkey, hamburg germany, istanbul turkey
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System:   37%
    User:   30%
 
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 7.5
 16K
Interiors
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A look at a dysfunctional family dominated by the controlling madness of its matriarch, Eve. Her reluctant husband and their three daughters make doomed efforts to cope with Eve's demands, while also trying to get on with their own lives. But, ...
Style: talky, bleak, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mental illness, suicide, divorce, introspection, loneliness, relationships, depression, family drama, character study, psychiatry, existentialism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   37%
    User:   33%
 
The Selfish Giant
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A hyperactive boy and his best friend, a slow-witted youth with an affinity for horses, start collecting scrap metal for a shady dealer.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, bleak, depressing ...
Plot: working class, poverty, friendship, bullying, british, buddies, horse, loneliness, depression, childhood, adolescence, kids in trouble ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, europe, poland, new jersey, yorkshire ...
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System:   37%
    User:   38%
 
 7.0
 2K
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, serious, sincere ...
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, ireland ...
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System:   36%
    User:   31%
 
The Passion of Anna
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Andreas, a man struggling with the recent demise of his marriage and his own emotional isolation, befriends a married couple also in the midst of psychological turmoil. In turn he meets Anna, who is grieving the recent deaths of her husband and son. ...
Style: bleak, psychological, serious, enigmatic, art house ...
Plot: island, isolation, solitude, depression, suicide, relationships, life philosophy, guilt, existentialism, character study, opposites attract, crime gone awry ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden
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System:   36%
    User:   38%
 
 7.6
 4K
Ponette
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A four-year-old girl must come to terms with the loss of her mother and the reality of death in this award-winning French drama. Little Ponette (Victoire Thivisol) is riding in a car with her mother when they're involved in a serious accident; ...
Style: talky, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: boarding school, death, children, dealing with death, friendship, childhood, school, imagination, adolescence, hopes, mentor, bereavement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, tokyo, kindergarten
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System:   35%
    User:   32%
 

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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
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System:   35%
    User:   30%
 
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:   34%
    User:   30%
 
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