Movies like The Inheritance

If you like "The Inheritance" you are looking for enigmatic, meditative and sincere movies about / with dysfunctional family, suicide, secrets, adultery, family relations, family life and family business themes of Drama genre shot in Denmark or Sweden.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
The Inheritance (2003)
 7.3
 5K
The Inheritance (2003)
Original name: Arven
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Norway, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young Danish man, Christoffer, lives a life of joy and happiness with his wife Maria in Stockholm. When his father dies his mother insists that Christoffer take over management of the family industry which is in danger of bankruptcy. He is torn between his chosen life and his sense of duty to his family and its past. When he chooses to step in as manager his family life and self-respect languish.
Style: enigmatic, meditative, sincere, serious, stylized, psychological, thought provoking, depressing, bleak, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide, secrets, adultery, family relations, family life, family business, inheritance, parents and children, love and romance, family values, family problems, crumbling marriage, society, family in crisis, husband wife relationship, self discovery, hotel, capitalism, infidelity, marriage, catastrophe, business, psychology, relationships ...
Time: contemporary
Place: stockholm sweden, europe, sweden, denmark, south of france, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark ...

Movie in categories

Most similar movies to The Inheritance

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and talky films with plots about family relations, family problems, parents and children, dysfunctional family, husband wife relationship, couples and storytelling mostly in Drama and Music genres. Some movies like The Inheritance: The Celebration (1998), All or Nothing (2002), The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000), After the Wedding (2006), Faces (1968). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: cerebral, art house, gloomy, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: incest, suicide, family secret, child abuse, birthday, sexual abuse, hotel, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, party, child rape, drunk ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.5
 11K
All or Nothing (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Penny's love for her partner, taxi-driver Phil, has run dry. He is a gentle, philosophical guy, and she works on the checkout at a supermarket...
Style: emotional, realistic, bleak, depressing, meditative ...
Plot: working class, dysfunctional family, family relations, taxi driver, loneliness, depression, family problems, injustice, parents and children, couples, couple relations, unwanted pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, new jersey, europe, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, France, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Hanoi comes across almost picture-perfect in director Tran Anh Hung's beautiful, elegiac tale about the lives and loves of three Vietnamese sisters. A mood characteristic of Hung's films is set early on with the vivid sounds of birds, ...
Style: melancholic, sincere, serious, psychological, touching ...
Plot: infidelity, dysfunctional family, incest, marriage, adultery, pregnancy, family relations, couples, family life, love and romance, siblings relations, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, tokyo, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: sincere, touching, emotional, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: wedding, marriage, poverty, family, family bonds, wealth, family relations, family secret, family problems, hopes, financial problem, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, copenhagen, india, bombay india
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Movie in collections
 7.5
 11K
Faces (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An old married man leaves his wife for a younger woman. Shortly after, his ex-wife also begins a relationship with a younger partner.
Style: art house, sexy, suspense, talky, biting ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, prostitute, male nudity, melancholy, cheating, time travel, social outcast, feminism, sexual abuse, writer's life, addiction, sexualized violence ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.7
 229
Sofie (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Duration: 146 min.
Story: From 1886 to 1907 in the life of Sofie, a Jew in Copenhagen who is nearly 29, with no marital prospects, living with her loving parents
Style: talky, realistic, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: minimal dialogue, girl, couples, religions or cults, family relations, family problems, dishonesty, society, love and romance, hopes, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Safety of Objects (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In a suburban landscape, the lives of several families interlace with loss, despair and personal crisis. Esther Gold has lost focus on all but caring for her comatose son, Paul, and neglects her daughter and husband. Lawyer Jim Train is devoted to ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, confusing, compassionate, philosophical ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mother daughter relationship, guilt, loneliness, family relations, coma, family life, family problems, crumbling marriage, single parent, society, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Cries & Whispers (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 91 min.
Story: As Agnes slowly dies of cancer, her sisters are so deeply immersed in their own psychic pains that they can't offer her the support she needs. Maria is wracked with guilt at her husband's suicide, caused by his discovery of her ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, emotional, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: terminal illness, maid, family relations, cancer, death, existentialism, nudity (full frontal - brief), bittersweet, dysfunctional family, estate, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 90s
Place: sweden, eastern europe, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 2K
Unrelated (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A woman in an unhappy relationship takes refuge with a friend's family on holiday in Tuscany.
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: married couple, middle aged woman, marriage, husband wife relationship, family relations, family problems, midlife crisis, older woman younger man relationship, social differences, love and romance, crumbling marriage, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, tuscany
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.5
 8K
Saraband (2003)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Italy, Finland, Germany, Austria
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The movie is a sequel to Bergman's Scenes from a Marriage (1973), where we revisit the characters of Johan and Marianne, then a married couple. After their divorce, Johan and Marianne haven't seen each other for 32 years. Marianne is still ...
Style: psychological, emotional, meditative, sincere, touching ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, marriage, parenthood, character study, introspection, parents and children, love and romance, human nature, golden years, crumbling marriage, couples, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo, australia, hamburg germany, eastern europe, florence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Glass Menagerie (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A son longs to escape from his stifling home, where his genteel mother worries about the future prospects of his lame, shy sister.
Style: psychological, touching, melancholic, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, brother sister relationship, adaptation, aging, family in crisis, parents and children, family life, unfulfillment, romance, family problems, cripple, domineering mother ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1920s, 70s
Place: usa, tennessee, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Shoot the Moon (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: After fifteen years of marriage, an affluent couple divorce and take up with new partners.
Style: sexy, realistic, emotional, dark, dramatic ...
Plot: divorce, marital crisis, family relations, infidelity, dysfunctional family, writers, violence, adultery, mistress, visceral, runaway, secrets ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.1
 1K
Daybreak (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Sweden, shortly before Christmas. Surgeon Rickard is told the job he expected goes to a Dane, because of his substance abuse. It's too late to cancel dinner with his in-laws. The guest couple announces their in-vitro is a success. Then ...
Style: realistic, touching, bleak, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: infidelity, vengeance, family problems, crumbling marriage, introspection, parents and children, love affair, redemption, couple relations, couples, family relations, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.3
 20K
The Son's Room (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A psychoanalyst and his family go through profound emotional trauma when their son dies in a scuba diving accident.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, meditative, lyrical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychoanalysis, regret, loss of son, grief, parents and children, marriage crisis, family problems, hopes, overcoming, family in crisis, redemption, sadness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.4
 304
Seaside (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Seaside takes place in a small coastal town on the Bay of Somme. The year-round inhabitants find ways to make their lives work; Paul, a lifeguard in the summer, works at the grocery all winter. His mother, Rose (Ogier) likes to play the slots just ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: infidelity, resort, family business, love triangle, dull life, family problems, elderly lovers, hopes, family life, couple relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
 7K
Nine Lives (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Captives of the very relationships that define and sustain them, nine women resiliently meet the travails and disappointments of life.
Style: emotional, talky, intense, serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, friendship, dysfunctional family, abortion, family relations, love and romance, couples, family problems, couple relations, parents and children, human nature, love affair ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.3
 2K
Tully (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tully Jr. and Earl live on their father's Nebraska ranch, proud and independent to a fault. While the shy, reclusive Earl spends his free time watching movies, the cockier Tully works his way through a succession of short-term affairs and an ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, sentimental, sexy ...
Plot: small town, coming of age, friendship, lifestyle, womanizer, young lovers, opposites attract, introspection, youth, romance, society, couples ...
Place: nebraska, england, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: melancholic, talky, serious, emotional, touching ...
Plot: holocaust, jewish, writer's life, single father, family bonds, family problems, love and romance, dealing with death, introspection, siblings relations, family life, parents and children ...
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 545
Family Secrets (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Autumn 1978 in suburban Sweden. Everything seems to be fine with the middle class Bendrick family with their two teenage children and a younger son, until the mother starts seeing her first love again after 20 years. Just like their badly built ...
Style: realistic, captivating, sentimental, suspense
Plot: infidelity, life turned upside down, love affair, family life, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, family problems, under the surface, teenage life, parents and children, family in crisis, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.7
 11K
Savage Grace (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Spain, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: This examination of a famous scandal from the 1970s explores the relationship between Barbara Baekeland and her only son, Antony. Barbara, a lonely social climber unhappily married to the wealthy but remote plastics heir Brooks Baekeland, dotes on ...
Style: disturbing, sexy, emotional, talky, intense ...
Plot: incest, mother son incest, mother son relationship, gay, adultery, murder, older woman younger man, sexual relations, dysfunctional family, socialite, son, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 50s, 60s, 20th century ...
Place: europe, london, new york, spain, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, death, last wish, road trip, memory, life, family relations, friendship between men, partners, parents and children, self discovery, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1989
Place: england, europe, london, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Secret Lives of Dentists (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An introspective dentist's suspicions about his wife's infidelity stresses his mental well being and family life to the breaking point.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, emotional, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: infidelity, imaginary friend, adultery, dysfunctional family, character study, couple relations, human nature, jealous spouse, dishonesty, lifestyle, family problems, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.5
 3K
Providence (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Clive Langham (Sir John Gielgud) spends one tormenting night in his bed suffering from health problems and thinking up a story based on his relatives. He is a bitter man and he shows, through flashbacks, how spiteful, conniving and treacherous his ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: aging, dysfunctional family, family relations, father son relationship, terminal illness, crumbling marriage, writer's life, unfulfillment, parents and children, human nature, couple relations, writers ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
stylized movies
8321
hotel movies
4158
infidelity movies
5264
 5.5
 340
Alpha Male (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Drama about a family torn apart after the death of its patriarch. Haunted by their father's death, Jack and Elyssa have a fraught relationship with their remarried mother even now they have come of age.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, psychological, serious ...
Plot: family relations, family problems, parents and children, dysfunctional family, death in the family, unfulfillment, estrangement, family gatherings, brother brother relationship, coming of age, family business, elderly lovers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Fathers and Sons (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Intertwined tales of three families who grow up on the same street, focusing on the relationship of fathers and sons. The first section features Anthony and Jenny and traces the father-son bond that develops between Anthony and his newborn son over ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: single parent, infidelity, family relations, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, couples, love and romance, elderly, gender, estrangement, family problems, midlife crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san diego california, los angeles, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.4
 2K
Broken Wings (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Daphne and her four children try to cope with the abrupt death of husband/father. As the family seems to fall apart, a sudden incident gives them a chance to heal their 'broken wings'.
Style: emotional, touching, lyrical, depressing, stylized ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, jewish, hopes, couple relations, midlife crisis, family life, human nature, haunted by the past, fall in love, teenage life, innocence lost, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Ladybird Ladybird (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maggie has had four children, by four different fathers, removed by social services because of a previous violent relationship. When she meets Jorge, a gentle Latin American refugee, she gradually sees her chance for happiness, but her history still ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, thought provoking, biting, realistic ...
Plot: violence, love, immigrants, fighting the system, working class, dysfunctional family, nudity (full frontal - brief), hospital, children, race issues, workplace, adoption ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, california, liverpool, paraguay, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.9
 2K
Buddenbrooks (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Mid-19th-century, Baltic Sea port city of Lubeck, Germany. Follows the fourth generation of the Buddenbrook mercantile family as Tony and Thomas reach the age of marriage. Fatefully impeded every step of the way, the Buddenbrooks struggle as ...
Style: realistic, saga, emotional, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, family business, fall in love, society, workplace, parents and children, unfulfillment, relationship vs career, rivalry, inheritance, friendship, german history ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: germany, europe, northern germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.6
 2K
Country (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Gilbert Ivy and his wife Jewell are farmers. They seem to be working against the odds, producing no financial surplus. Gilbert has lost hope of ever becoming prosperous, but his wife decides to fight for her family.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, emotional, harsh ...
Plot: survival, family relations, couples, life is a bitch, against the odds, family business, couple relations, family problems, crumbling marriage, hopes, down on your luck, family in crisis ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: iowa, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.3
 5K
Time Out (2001)
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: psychological, enigmatic, depressing, compassionate, stylized ...
Plot: unemployment, greed, self discovery, character study, life is a bitch, crimes, society, dishonesty, couple relations, down on your luck, family problems, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, switzerland, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%