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4 (2004)
 6.6
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4 (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Russia, Netherlands
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Two men and a woman happen to meet in a bar. We learn from their conversations both the intriguing and banal details of their lives. But is anyone really telling the truth?
Style: psychological, captivating, disturbing, surreal, tense, atmospheric, bleak, gloomy, serious, controversial ...
Plot: bar, social decay, life is a bitch, dull life, haunted by the past, society, human nature, estrangement, social relations, graphic violence, village, nihilism, nudity (full frontal - brief), prostitute, distopia, politics, village life, homecoming, state affairs, unfulfillment, down on your luck, sexual content, dog, loneliness, violence ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, atmospheric and bleak films with plots about society, life is a bitch, human nature, social decay, family relations, haunted by the past and village mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Mystery genres. Some movies like 4: My Joy (2010), Target (2011), The Castle (1997), Horse Money (2014), The Light Shines Only There (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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My Joy (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Germany, Ukraine, Netherlands
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A routine run for a truck driver turns into a nightmare he can’t escape in this psychological drama from filmmaker Sergei Loznitsa. Georgy (Viktor Nemets) is driving a load of freight into Russia when, after an unpleasant encounter with the police ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: murder, losing-it hero, life is a bitch, on the road, countryside, human nature, social relations, disorder, nothing goes right, deadly, village life, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
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100%
 5.9
 585
Target (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Russia
Duration: 158 min.
Story: In the year 2020, a group of wealthy Moscovites travel to an abandoned astrophysics complex, rumoured to have enough power to halt the process of aging.
Style: thought provoking, atmospheric, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: family relations, obsession, aging, human nature, couples, elderly, escapades, utopia, youth, social differences, society, fountain of youth ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2020s
Place: russia, kazakhstan
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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The Castle (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Michael Haneke's adaptation of Franz Kafka's unfinished novel Das Schloss. K arrives in a remote village a stranger. In attempting to establish himself there, he enters the nightmarish world of the castle bureaucracy.
Style: allegory, surreal, bleak, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: village, bureaucracy, life is a bitch, social relations, uninvited guest, palaces castles and temples, society, distopia, village life, fall in love, inspector, barmaid ...
Place: austria, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.0
 2K
Horse Money (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal
Duration: 103 min.
Story: While the young captains lead the revolution in the streets, the people of Fontainhas search for Ventura, lost in the woods.
Style: psychological, emotional, touching, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: social decay, haunted by the past, rebellion, introspection, state affairs, society, human nature, life is a bitch, revolution, immigrants, mental institution, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: portugal, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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The Light Shines Only There (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A man has thrown away love and a woman has given up on love. The two souls meet in a brief summer in the northern city of Hakodate.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, touching, bleak
Plot: prostitute, dysfunctional family, social decay, fall in love, life is a bitch, family problems, friends, love and romance, society, friendship, haunted by the past, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013
Place: japan, hokkaido
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The Coming Days (2010)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Welcome to 2020: The European Union has collapsed following the fourth Gulf War and massive barricades keep illegal immigrants out of cities that are barely functioning. In the middle of this highly volatile environment is the family of Walter ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: terrorism, political unrest, social decay, introspection, chaos and mayhem, dysfunctional family, future dystopia, danger, family problems, human nature, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.0
 664
3 Backyards (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An executive, a housewife and a youngster spend a day in their Long Island suburban town during the course of one curious autumn day afternoon.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, psychological, serious, sincere ...
Plot: society, estrangement, suburbs, unfulfillment, human nature, couples, lifestyle, couple relations, dull life, multiple storylines, one day, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Under Electric Clouds (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Russia, Ukraine, Poland
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Russia 2017. The world could be on the verge of a great war. People are anxious that things could fall apart. Evolving around an unfinished building, a diverse group of outsiders struggle to find their place in this rapidly changing society, making ...
Style: contemplative, atmospheric, serious, weird, melancholic ...
Plot: society, fish out of water, social relations, misfit, life, multiple storylines, loneliness, disorder, soldier, military, life is a bitch, village life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, near future
Place: russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After several years of living with a cult, Martha finally escapes and calls her estranged sister, Lucy, for help. Martha finds herself at the quiet Connecticut home Lucy shares with her new husband, Ted, but the memories of what she experienced in ...
Style: psychological, tense, disturbing, bleak, twists and turns ...
Plot: hippie, paranoia, mind control, haunted by the past, society, life is a bitch, estrangement, runaway, cult, sister sister relationship, cult leader, socially awkward ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, connecticut, usa, new york state, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.9
 164
Last Winter (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Switzerland, Luxembourg
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young farmer in Central France tries to sustain his spiritual connection to the land amid the crushing pressures of modern agriculture in this brooding drama.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, captivating, gloomy
Plot: countryside, farm, estrangement, nothing goes right, workplace, society, workplace situations, down on your luck, life is a bitch, social relations, village life, village ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
A Long and Happy Life (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Sascha lives in a village on the Kola Peninsular in northern Russia and dedicatedly manages what is left of an old collective farm. He gets on well with his farm workers who respect him and also tolerate his more or less clandestine love-affair with ...
Style: bleak, realistic, stylized, serious, sad ...
Plot: village, farm, society, rebelliousness, social relations, injustice, rebellion, hopes, depression, justice, alcohol, alcoholic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
One Hundred Mornings (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set in a world upended by a complete breakdown of society, two couples hide out in a lakeside cabin hoping to survive this crisis.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: infidelity, survival, betrayal, life is a bitch, vestiges of humanity, chaos, couples, dishonesty, danger, isolation, social decay, couple relations ...
Time: future
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Without Destination (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Sin Destino follows the life of a 15 year old Mexican boy, Francisco, as he struggles to survive on the streets. His primary source of income is money raised by prostituting himself to men for sex, and the film implies that this learned behaviour ...
Style: disturbing, rough, psychological, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: teenage prostitute, teenage life, kids in trouble, juvenile delinquency, youth, society, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, sexual abuse, drug abuse, urban ghetto life, addiction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Memory Thief (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Los Angeles tollbooth clerk becomes obsessed with the Holocaust after meeting a survivor.
Style: disturbing, psychological, realistic, serious, offbeat ...
Plot: holocaust, mental illness, losing-it hero, haunted by the past, obsession, dull life, human nature, friendship, parents and children, anti semitism, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.8
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Autumn (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man struggles after his release from ten years as a political prisoner.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: prostitute, love affair, homecoming, starting over, hopes, love and romance, society, life is a bitch, family relations, reconciliation, fighting illness, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, black sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.9
 202
Glass Lips (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This dialog-free film, originally presented as 33 short films, is an experimental, bizarre set of meditations and flashbacks of the grotesque.
Style: surreal, disturbing, atmospheric, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, life is a bitch, estrangement, haunted by the past, homecoming, dysfunctional family, wrongfully committed, doctors and patients, mentally unstable, dull life, child abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.6
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My Dog Killer (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Slovakia, Czech Republic
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Môj pes Killer is a one-day drama portraying eighteen-year-old Marek living near the Slovak-Moravian border with his dad and his racist friends. However, Marek's best true friend is his dog. His life is shaken up when he discovers the secret ...
Style: tense, sincere, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: racism, skinhead, life is a bitch, social decay, estrangement, parents and children, family problems, dysfunctional family, pets, society, dangerous animal, racist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: slovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
California Solo (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lachlan MacAldonich is a self-described “lazy Scotsman” and former guitar player for a once-popular 1990s rock band. No longer famous, he now lives a comfortably numb existence working on an organic farm outside Los Angeles. He drinks himself ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: haunted by the past, deportation, introspection, musician's life, society, life is a bitch, music, estrangement, immigrants, down on your luck, farm
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 6.6
 70K
Blindness (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Brazil, Canada, Japan, UK, Italy
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When a sudden plague of blindness devastates a city, a small group of the afflicted band together to triumphantly overcome the horrific conditions of their imposed quarantine.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, intense, philosophical ...
Plot: plague, post apocalypse, blind character, distopia, society, chaos, fight, doctor, human spirit, social decay, disability, suffering ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.1
 3K
Quintet (1979)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: During a future ice age, dying humanity occupies its remaining time by playing a board game called Quintet. For one small group, this obsession is not enough. They play the game with living pieces, and only the winner survives.
Style: psychological, futuristic, atmospheric, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: ice age, danger, rivalry, isolation, future dystopia, survival, obsession, apocalypse, life is a bitch, society, chaos, glacier ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Approaching collapse, the nation's economy is quickly eroding. As crime and fear take over the countryside, the government continues to exert its brutal force against the nation's most productive who are mysteriously vanishing - leaving ...
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: society, politics, life is a bitch, dishonesty, rebellion, fighting the system, ambition, hopes, idealism, future dystopia, rebelliousness, human nature ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.4
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The Aerial (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Argentina
Duration: 99 min.
Story: La Antena (English: The Aerial, 2007) is an Argentine drama film, written and directed by acclaimed film director Esteban Sapir. The film features Alejandro Urdapilleta, Rafael Ferro, Florencia Raggi, and others. The movie begins with a pair of ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, surreal, silent film ...
Plot: distopia, neo noir, mind control, rebellion, social decay, human nature, corrupted ruler, life is a bitch, dishonesty, expressionism, totalitarianism, family relations ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The White Nights of Postman Aleksey Tryapitsyn (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The film represents life in a godforsaken Russian village. The only way to reach the mainland is to cross the lake by boat and a postman became the only connection with the outside world. A reserved community has been set up here. Despite the modern ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, neorealism, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: village life, realism, isolated place, isolation, village, social relations, social decay, loneliness, landscape, society, looking at self in mirror, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 8.2
 118K
Stalker (1979)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Near a gray and unnamed city is the Zone, a place guarded by barbed wire and soldiers, and where the normal laws of physics are victim to frequent anomalies. A Stalker guides two men into the Zone, specifically to an area in which deep seeded ...
Style: philosophical, bleak, atmospheric, gloomy, art house ...
Plot: stalker, scientist, surrealism, russian, wish come true, desire, post apocalypse, future dystopia, human nature, society, escapades, heaven and hell ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
A Hole in My Heart (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In a decript apartment, a young man watches as his father and a friend shoot an amateur porn film. Issues of morality, reality TV and friendship are explored.
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, bleak, avant garde ...
Plot: social decay, obsession, dysfunctional family, riddles and clues, parents and children, sexual abuse, teenage life, isolation, human nature, family problems, losing-it hero, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.4
 388
Melancholia (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 450 min.
Story: A story about victims of summary executions. Three people start a strange therapy to escape their agonies.
Style: bleak, stylized, psychological, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, friends, life is a bitch, danger, wilderness, survival, haunted by the past, sex show, therapy, pimp, prostitute, political unrest ...
Time: future
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.1
 993
Exit Plan (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Denmark, Norway, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Insurance broker Max's life is about one thing - keeping his walnut brain tumour in check. He eats properly, exercises and lives properly, but all of this self-consciousness makes him more and more depressed. When he realises that his beloved ...
Style: dark, serious, weird, psychological, disturbing
Plot: suicide, hotel, death, human nature, confusion, isolation, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, philosophy, loneliness, noose, jacuzzi ...
Time: year 2019
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Exit: A personal history (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young man travels to Holland for an assisted suicide. The young man was convinced that this was his only way of ending an existence that he considered to lack any dignity.
Style: experimental, contemplative, atmospheric, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: human nature, family relations, dull life, unfulfillment, dealing with death, death wish, sexual content, siblings relations, urban, urban setting, disability, human rights
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy, holland, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.6
 656
The Towrope (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia, France, Mexico
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In this poetic, richly allegorical debut by Colombian director William Vega, a teenage girl flees to a rundown inn after being driven from her home in the Andean highlands by civil war, as the violence engulfing the country creeps ever closer to her ...
Style: rough, atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: haunted by the past, starting over, life is a bitch, society, wartime life, village, against humanity, refugee, cousin cousin relationship, uncle niece relationship, mountain, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.1
 991
Help Me, Eros (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Ah Jie lost everything in the stock market due to a severe economic crisis. He spends his days in his sealed apartment, smoking joints and looking after the marijuana plants that he secretly grows in his wardrobe. In desperation, he calls a suicide ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: obsession, destructive relationship, social decay, society, downfall, life is a bitch, lifestyle, stalking, nihilism, strong sexual content, sexual relations, male female relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%