Movies like The Baby of Mâcon

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The Baby of Mâcon (1993)
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The Baby of Mâcon (1993)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Netherlands, France, UK, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A town cursed with barren women and famine is saved by a miracle birth to an old, ugly woman: the Mother. Immediately afterwards, the old woman's Daughter (Ormond) claims to have delivered the baby herself in a virgin birth. She imprisons the Mother and begins to exploit the Baby by selling blessings to the desperate townspeople of Mâcon.
Style: serious, surreal, disturbing, atmospheric, rough, stylized, avant garde, offbeat, bleak, controversial ...
Plot: virginity, hypocrisy, bishop, violence, baby, youth, clergy, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), brutality, seduction, blood, play, birth, family relations, religions or cults, parents and children, life is a bitch, manipulations, starvation, babies and infants, manipulation, society, dishonesty, small town ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, disturbing and atmospheric films with plots about society, life is a bitch, nudity (full frontal - brief), male nudity, brutality, violence and murder mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like The Baby of Mâcon: The Devils (1971), The Draughtsman's Contract (1982), The Mill and the Cross (2011), Silence (1971), Religion (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Devils (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A dramatised historical account of the rise and fall of Urbain Grandier, a 17th-century Roman Catholic priest accused of witchcraft following alleged demonic possessions of sexually repressed nuns.
Style: psychological, disturbing, cult film, enigmatic, bleak ...
Plot: convent, inquisition, hysteria, nun, clergy, sexual abuse, surrealism, priest, danger, society, perversion, fighting the system ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 18th century
Place: france, london, england, europe
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The Draughtsman's Contract (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Peter Greenaway's first fiction feature (after the mock-documentary The Falls) made him immediately famous and was named one of the most original films of the 1980s by British critics. The action is set in the director's beloved 17th ...
Style: atmospheric, talky, stylized, witty, humorous ...
Plot: adultery, murder, manipulation, boss and employee, dishonesty, manipulations, power relations, society, crimes, sexual dysfunction, social climbing, social differences ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, europe
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57%
Home from Home: Chronicle of a Vision (2013)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 231 min.
Story: Follow-up to the TV trilogy "Heimat", this time for cinemas, set again in the fictional village Schabbach in the Hunsrück region of Rhineland-Palatinate.
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, atmospheric, epic ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, society, coming of age, diary, village life, village, emigration, teenage life, mountain, social relations, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: germany, brazil, south america
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43%
The Mill and the Cross (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Poland, Sweden
Duration: 92 min.
Story: What would it be like to step inside a great work of art, have it come alive around you, and even observe the artist as he sketches the very reality you are experiencing? From Lech Majewski, one of Poland's most acclaimed filmmakers, The Mill ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, serious, realistic, surreal ...
Plot: painter, punishment, life is a bitch, redemption, religions or cults, death sentence, society, occupation, loss of son, symbolism, execution, drawing ...
Time: 16th century
Place: belgium, europe, flanders
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39%
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Silence (1971)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Two Jesuit priests encounter persecution when they travel to Japan in the 17th century to spread Christianity and search for their mentor.
Style: stylized, bleak, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: christianity, culture clash, human nature, fish out of water, clergy, society, danger, life is a bitch, religions or cults, disorder, religious persecution, jesuit ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia
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Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas (2013)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the 16th century in the Cévennes, a horse dealer by the name of Michael Kohlhaas leads a happy and prosperous family life. When a lord treats him unjustly, this pious, upstanding man raises an army and puts the country to fire and sword in order ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: injustice, rebellion, folk hero, vengeance, rebelliousness, revolution, righting the wronged, life is a bitch, society, social differences, price of justice, protestant ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, europe
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38%
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Religion (2007)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: India
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story is based in Banaras and is about a Hindu Priest Chaturvedi (Pankaj Kapoor) who follows the scriptures to practice Hindu religion. When a child is abandon by a woman and brought in his house by his daughter - after initial hesitation but ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: adoption, hindu, parents and children, clergy, family relations, family life, family problems, society, babies and infants, hinduism, salvation, religion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
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35%
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The wife of a barbaric crime boss engages in a secretive romance with a gentle bookseller between meals at her husband's restaurant. Food, colour coding, sex, murder, torture and cannibalism are the exotic fare in this beautifully filmed but ...
Style: cult film, stylized, talky, surreal, dark humor ...
Plot: restaurant, gangsters, cheating wife, cannibalism, satire, cook, strong sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief), infidelity, vicious, chef, couples ...
Time: 20th century, future, 80s
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35%
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Titus (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy, USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Titus Andronicus returns from the wars and sees his sons and daughters taken from him, one by one. Shakespeare's goriest and earliest tragedy.
Style: rough, serious, captivating, harsh, stylized ...
Plot: sacrifice, state affairs, head of state, war, violence spree, society, life is a bitch, brutality, betrayal, nudity (full frontal - brief), emperor, queen ...
Time: ancient history, 1930s
Place: rome italy, europe, italy
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34%
Nightwatching (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: UK, Poland, Canada, Netherlands
Duration: 134 min.
Story: An extravagant, exotic and moving look at Rembrandt's romantic and professional life, and the controversy he created by the identification of a murderer in the painting The Night Watch.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, captivating, enigmatic
Plot: painter, artists and showbiz, investigation, mystery, uncover truth, love affair, crimes, lifestyle, ambition, art, conspiracy, prodigy ...
Time: 17th century
Place: europe, amsterdam, netherlands
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34%
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Silence (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA, UK, Taiwan, Japan, Mexico, Italy
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Two Jesuit priests travel to seventeenth century Japan which has, under the Tokugawa shogunate, banned Catholicism and almost all foreign contact.
Style: philosophical, bleak, suspense, melancholic, intellectual ...
Plot: christianity, missionary, crisis of faith, religious persecution, torture, culture clash, clergy, portuguese, japanese history, betrayal, religion, doubt ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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33%
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Porcile (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two dramatic stories. In an undetermined past, a young cannibal (who killed his own father) is condemned to be torn to pieces by some wild beasts. In the second story, Julian, the young son of a post-war German industrialist, is on the way to lie ...
Style: disturbing, atmospheric, clever, offbeat, semi serious ...
Plot: cannibalism, social outcast, pig, social decay, son murders father, nudity (full frontal - brief), death, murder, zoophilia, family relations, satire, graphic violence ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, middle ages
Place: germany, europe
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33%
Salem Witch Trials (2002)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: The film recounts the sobering tale of how 19 innocent lives were taken in a community experiencing paranoid hysteria regarding the suspected - but unproved - presence of the occult in the small New England town.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, thought provoking
Plot: witch hunt, false accusation, puritan, religions or cults, society, americana, courtroom drama, legal, politics, social decay, death row, life is a bitch ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Witchhammer (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, Horror
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A ruthless inquisitor spins the superstitions of local peasants into religious heresy, finding cause to accuse dozens of innocent men and women of witchcraft. The inquisitor targets nobles and merchants, whose property and goods are then ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: burned alive, nudity (full frontal - brief), religions or cults, dishonesty, deadly, life is a bitch, society, crimes, murder, false accusation, injustice, graphic violence ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages
Place: europe, czech republic, central europe
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32%
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Tsar (2009)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In 16th-century Russia in the grip of chaos, Ivan the Terrible strongly believes he is vested with a holy mission. Believing he can understand and interpret the signs, he sees the Last Judgment approaching. He establishes absolute power, cruelly ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, bleak, stylized, contemplative ...
Plot: leadership, clergy, political unrest, head of state, ambition, political corruption, rebelliousness, royal court, corrupted ruler, dishonesty, russian history, starvation ...
Time: 16th century
Place: russia
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32%
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Skin (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In the late Seventies, a Dutch teenager named Frankie, who is the son of a holocaust survivor, lives in a working class area in Holland. Frankie’s mother is taken to hospital in a terminal condition, causing a bigger rift between him and his ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: racism, juvenile delinquency, gang, crimes, vandalism, family problems, estrangement, downfall, society, youth, life is a bitch, teenage life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: holland
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31%
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1900 (1976)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 245 min.
Story: Set in Bertolucci's ancestral region of Emilia, the film chronicles the lives of two men during the political turmoils that took place in Italy in the first half on the 20th century.
Style: epic, thought provoking, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: fascism, friendship, politics, countryside, execution, idealism, socialism, leadership, ambition, war, society, fall in love ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 1940s, 1920s, 1930s ...
Place: italy, france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.5
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Fat Girl (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Elena is 15, beautiful and flirtatious. Her less confident sister, Anais, is 12, and constantly eats. On holiday, Elena meets a young Italian student who is determined to seduce her. Anais is forced to watch in silence, conspiring with the lovers, ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, tense, bleak, sexy ...
Plot: virginity, first time, innocence lost, rape victim, rapist, virgin, fat girl, sexual abuse, underage sex, coming of age, manipulation, rape of a minor ...
Time: contemporary
Place: southern france, south of france, rome italy, paris france
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29%
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Stealing Heaven (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Yugoslavia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Abelard, a famous teacher of philosophy at the cathedral school of Notre Dame, falls in love with one of his students, Héloïse d'Argenteuil. A sixteen-year old girl raised in a convent, Héloïse has an intellectual curiosity and rebels ...
Style: sexual, erotic, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: nun, pregnancy, convent, celibacy, theology, medieval, love and romance, fall in love, youth, tragic love, religions or cults, couples ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: france, paris france, europe
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28%
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The Devil (1972)
Genre: Drama, History, Horror
Country: Poland
Duration: 119 min.
Story: During the Prussian army's invasion to Poland in 1793, a young Polish nobleman Jakub is saved from the imprisonment by a stranger who wants in return to obtain a list of Jakub's fellow conspirators. Following his mysterious saviour across ...
Style: scary, disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: werewolf, mother son incest, mate swapping, unlikely criminals, politics, deadly, slasher, distopia, human becoming an animal, religions or cults, chaos, human becomes animal ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Goodbye Uncle Tom (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Two documentary filmmakers go back in time to the pre-Civil War American South, to film the slave trade.
Style: disturbing, controversial, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: plantation, sexual abuse, racism, injustice, cruelty, captivity, slavery, rape, brutality, death, sadism, graphic violence ...
Time: 18th century, 1850s, 19th century, 1830s, 20th century ...
Place: mississippi, detroit, mississippi river, virginia, memphis
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28%
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Querelle (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Here is the story of a beautiful, proud and tough loner, a sailor named Querelle, whose commanding officer Seblon worships and desires him from afar. Querelle turns on his drugs-smuggling partner and murders him. He then goes to a notorious brothel ...
Style: sexual, sexy, stylized, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, murder, betrayal, male nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), crimes, love and romance, gang, dishonesty, drug dealing, gender, gangsters ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The Crucible (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The movie is centered around the Salem Massachusetts witch trials of 1692. The movie is based on the play "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller. He also wrote the screen play adaptation.
Style: talky, rough, disturbing, twists and turns, factual ...
Plot: politics, witch, confession, curse, legal action, vengeance, danger, courtroom drama, legal, society, rivalry, senator ...
Time: 17th century, 90s, 1600s, 1950s, 50s
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Song for a Raggy Boy (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Ireland, UK, Denmark, Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: William Franklin is a teacher who was born in Ireland and moved to the United States only to repatriate in 1939 after his leftist political views cause him to lose his job. Franklin becomes the first non-cleric instructor at St. Jude's, a ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: boarding school life, dedicated educator, beating, discipline, reformatory, orphan, juvenile delinquency, fighting the system, teachers and students, human spirit, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: ireland, europe, spain
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27%
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Caligula (1979)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 156 min.
Story: The perversion behind imperial Rome, the epic story of Rome's mad Emporer. All the details of his cruel, bizarre reign are revealed right here: His unholy sexual passion for his sister, his marriage to Rome's most infamous prostitute, his ...
Style: erotic, sexual, rough, atmospheric, epic ...
Plot: brutality, lust, sexual sadism, ancient rome, sexploitation, sadism, orgy, unsimulated sex, roman empire, explicit sex, intrigue, brother sister incest ...
Time: ancient world, 1st century, ancient history
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Beyond the Gates (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two westerners, a priest and a teacher find themselves in the middle of the Rwandan genocide and face a moral dilemna. Do they place themselves in danger and protect the refugees, or escape the country with their lives? Based on a true story.
Style: disturbing, emotional, bleak, rough, sad ...
Plot: genocide, politics, violence, teacher, priest, survivor, survival, moral dilemma, against the odds, human spirit, fighting the system, tragic hero ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1994
Place: africa, rwanda, south africa
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26%
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Rasputin (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Details the life of the Russian monk Rasputin. The film shows his rise to power and how it corrupted him. His sexual perversions and madness ultimatly leads to his gruesome assasination.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: assassination, clergy, intrigue, royal family, psychopath, tragic hero, politics, ambition, revolution, mental illness, royal court, rebelliousness ...
Time: 1910s, year 1916, year 1917
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Les Miserables (1978)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Jean Valjean, convicted of stealing bread, is hounded for decades by the relentless and cruel policeman Javert.
Style: touching, stylized, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Plot: french revolution, tragic love, redemption, rise to the top, life is a bitch, hidden identity, crimes, going straight, rivalry, love and romance, dishonesty, fugitives ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Scrounger (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A pimp with no other means to provide for himself finds his life spiralling out of control when his prostitute is sent to prison.
Style: neorealism, realistic, serious, psychological, rough ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, unemployment, poverty, violence, robbery, life is a bitch, family relations, dishonesty, criminal heroes, downfall, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 50s, 70s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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
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25%