Movies like Barbara 1997

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Barbara (1997)
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Barbara (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Young vicar Mr. Paul arrives at the Faroe Islands to take up a benefice, and meets the young Barbara, twice married to vicars, and with both husbands laid cold in the grave. Despite the warnings of the surrounding community and his own religious scruples, he falls victim to Barbara's at once innocent and sinful charm. The appearance of the charming and gallant Andreas Heide in Thorshavn puts their love to the severest of tests.
Plot: love, widow, priest

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Most similar movies to Barbara

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out erotic, romanticism, anthology and touching films with plots about love, female nudity, widow, murder, death, pregnancy and female director mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Barbara: Pan (1995), Story of a Love Story (1973), Together (2009), Confused Feelings (1981), All the Way Home (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Pan (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When Edvarda arrives at the little Norwegian village, to stay with some family, she find the Lt., Thomas Glahn, very interesting. Soon they fall in love. It's a very passionate relationship, but this leads to problems. Both of them are very ...
Plot: murder, forest, love, infidelity
Place: norway, arabia
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95%
Story of a Love Story (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Harry is a married writer who has an affair with a woman whose husband knows that she is unfaithful. As a result of his work, Harry has trouble distinguishing between fantasy and reality leaving us to wonder whether the affair is real or just a ...
Plot: affair, imagination, love triangle, female nudity, self discovery, love, pregnant woman nude
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
24 Hours in the Life of a Woman (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Set in 1913, 1936 and 2001. When he returns to the casino and seaside resort of his early teens, Louis, a 78 year old man encounters Olivia, a 19 year old young woman madly in love with a violent cad. Louis tells the story of his own mother having a ...
Plot: male objectification, female nudity, sex scene, fall in love, resort, memory, casino, young woman, widow, gambler, falling in love
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.6
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Together (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A family of a father, a mother and their son is looking forward to go on vacation. On the way they experience an accident, and their lives are suddenly and unexpectedly turned upside down.
Plot: love, grief, death of mother, father son relationship, accident, orphanage, loss of mother, loss of wife, husband wife relationship, death of wife, family relations, mourning ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Confused Feelings (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It is the story of a middle age professor who falls deaply in love with a young student in his English literature class. The student is a boarder in the teacher's house. The teacher is married and his wife knows he is mostly attracted to young ...
Plot: gay teenager, love, homosexual, school, intergenerational friendship, gay interest
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
All the Way Home (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A wife and mother in 1915 Tennessee copes with the loss of her husband and the necessity of raising their children alone.
Plot: widow, single mother, car, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, loss of husband, loss of father, live broadcast, death of husband, death of father, family relations, filmed play ...
Time: 1910s
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.1
 157
The Shadow (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Adapted from Peyami Safa’s novel Selma and Her Shadow, the movie tells the story of Selma. Selma (Görkem Yeltan) is the ultimate femme fatale whose alluring and seductive nature and irresistible charms exude an aura of death for men.
Plot: poem, murder, cigarette smoking, love, woman smoker, neo noir, suicide, femme fatale
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.7
 98
She Lives! (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A young couple searches for the cure for the girl's terminal illness.
Plot: terminal illness, melancholy, disease, star crossed lovers, dying young, college student, death, love
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 5.0
 208
Joy (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: This is the story about Joy who falls in love with an older man (she has been looking for her missing father all her life), and then travels around Paris with him and his other female companion, experiencing a broad range of sexual encounters.
Style: erotic
Plot: travel, love, supermodel, orgy, sex, panties, lesbianism, white panties, female full frontal nudity, female nudity, erotica, lesbian sex ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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South (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Martje is the manager of a successful laundry service, but in her personal life she struggles with her self-image after the amputation of one of her breasts. After she is humiliated when Loe, one of her employees, is startled by the discovery of her ...
Plot: laundry, insanity, illness, kidnapping, love, female protagonist
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.9
 35
Tattoo Bar (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Although she's still hung up on the man who broke her heart (Miguel Molina), club dancer Simona (Mercedes Ortega) pledges to eradicate all memories of him by removing the tattoos he put on her body. Complicating matters is Mariel (Alexis ...
Plot: adultery, tattoo, love, female nudity, female full frontal nudity, sex, labia, tattooed woman
Place: barcelona, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
A Death in the Family (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young wife's religious faith is shaken when her husband dies in a car accident.
Plot: car accident, interracial relations, death, death of husband, brother sister relationship, widow, death of father, child's point of view, mother son relationship
Time: 1910s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Potential Inertia (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Declan Holmes is graduating college, a hard enough time as it is, and heading out into the real world. The loss he experiences is like nothing he has ever known before. 'Potential Inertia' is the story of his journey through a very ...
Plot: college, graduation, love, loss, friendship, hopes
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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White Room (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Norm, a confused young man, lives two lives, one in and one out of reality. One night, he witnesses the murder of rock video star Madelaine X and feels guilty, as he did nothing to prevent it. At Madelaine’s funeral, he meets a mysterious woman in ...
Plot: love, mystery, female director, obsession, fully clothed sex, surrealism, woman on top, male nudity, sex, older woman younger man relationship, mysterious woman, faked death ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Flowers of Kirkuk (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Switzerland, Iraq
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Cruel politics and intensive love. Najla (N) has just finished her medical studies in Rome. Sherko (S) conceals sick and injured partisans. Mokhtar (M) belongs to the dictator's police. S and M love N, N loves S. When she gets a letter from S ...
Plot: self sacrifice, torture, love, killing spree, runaway, jealousy, execution, police brutality, dictatorship, murder
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Yesterday's Children (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Jenny Cole lives with her husband and son in middle America. She is pregnant and starts to have very vivid dreams about a small city that has a big church. She then starts talking to her mother about it and her mother shows her some drawings she ...
Plot: love, parenting, orphanage, spiritualism, ancestry, family relations, reincarnation, pregnancy, loveless marriage, rabbit, family history, female protagonist ...
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Wishing Tree (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 107 min.
Story: This poetic parable is part of Tenghiz Abuladze’s cinematic triptych: “The Supplication” – “The Wishing Tree” – “Repentance”. The place is Georgia at the beginning of the 20th century. That’s how director Tenghiz Abuladze ...
Plot: tree, boy meets girl, tragedy, male objectification, love, priest, christianity
Place: georgia, georgia (former ussr), caucasus, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.6
 77
Doctor Glas (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Doktor Glas finds himself attracted to a young woman, married to a corrupt clergyman. She's miserable in her marriage, so he agrees to help in anyway he can. But he is quickly torn between passion and morality. The story is based on the 1905 ...
Plot: female director, wife abuse, husband wife relationship, murder, abusive husband, murder of wife, death, death of wife, love, male female relationship, love triangle, doctor ...
Time: 60s, 1900s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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When the Sun Shines (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Sofus, a young terminally ill cancer patient is enrolled in a hospice feeling ready to die. Shortly after arriving, he meets Sarah a charming young hospice worker. Sarah's impulsiveness and interesting approach to life intrigues him. However, ...
Style: romanticism
Plot: love, young people, summer, life, cancer, teenage crush
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Terror Tales of the Crimson Creeper (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Story: Three Macabre tales told by the Crimson Creeper that opens up the mind to Madness and Fear. Horror Anthology that will leave you Screaming for More.
Style: anthology
Plot: love, dungeon, vampire
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Tomorrow Man (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Ed Hemsler spends his life preparing for a disaster that may never come. Ronnie Meisner spends her life shopping for things she may never use. In a small town somewhere in America, these two people will try to find love while trying not to get lost ...
Plot: loss of child, love, widow, calling parent by first name, father son relationship, thanksgiving dinner, survivalist
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Incident Light (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France, Uruguay
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this poignant period drama set in 1960s Argentina, a young woman, struggling to raise her twin daughters alone after the tragic death of her husband, accepts the courtship of a charming but mysterious older suitor.
Plot: jazz, love, wedding, single mother, mother daughter relationship, singing, jazz music, playing guitar, loss of husband, death of husband, loss of brother, swinger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Women's Room (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A wife is sick and tired of her husband's infidelities, so she leaves home and goes back to grad-school. There she meets many self-confident women who help her find her own voice.
Plot: divorced divorcee, female friendship, feminism, women's liberation, lesbian, marriage, love, women's rights, self fulfillment
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.5
 362
1939 (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 193 min.
Story: When the war breaks out, Annika lives with her parents in Värmland, close to the border to Norway. Her cousin Harald is a dealer in the black market but has to escape from the police to Norway. Annika moves to Stockholm and gets a job as a ...
Style: touching, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, war, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, best friends, couples, friends, life is a bitch, wartime life, motorcycle with a sidecar, love, young love ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 40s, 30s, 1940s ...
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.2
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Up to Date (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An American journalist works for a French newspaper. He is writing an article about the reaction against people with AIDS, without knowing he is infected too. Once he finds out, he decides to cut off himself leaving his wife and daughter.
Plot: female director, love, aids, journalism
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Lina's Wedding (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Norway, Denmark
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Lina is in her best age, mid-30s. She is strong-willed, resilient and self-conscious. There has never been a man in her life, on the contrary, she even had to play the man's role on the small farm to sustain herself and the parents. But the ...
Plot: love, farm, hate, single, tragic event, marriage, pregnancy, countryside, nudity (full frontal - brief)
Time: 1910s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 712
Losers (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bulgaria
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Elena, Koko, Patso and Gosho are high school students in a small provincial town. They are inseparable friends that share the belief that they are «losers». Koko is in love with Elena. The girl wants to be a singer. She is really excited about the ...
Plot: love, teenage boy, best friends, teenage girl, friendship between boys
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.0
 49
Mirrors (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An aspiring Midwestern ballerina (Marguerite Hickey) struggles in New York as the only jobs she can get are as chorus performers. Her personal life is equally dismal.
Plot: career, reporter, footsie under the table, female protagonist, love triangle, dancer, ballerina, ballet, muscleman, bathroom, dancing, love ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
What's New About Love? (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Portugal
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Six friends gather every evening in a basement to make music. But during the day, regarding the things of life, there are no tests. Every experience leaves its mark.
Plot: love, homosexual, impossible love, guitar, eternal love
Place: portugal, lisbon portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.1
 435
Pain of Love (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young woman who falls in love with her teacher is hit by heartache and challenges she is not prepared for and struggles to escape her dark frame of mind.
Plot: hanging, high school, love, seduction, suicide by hanging, guilt, psychiatric ward, insomnia, depression, father daughter relationship, suicide, female nudity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%