Top 20 movies like Shadows in Paradise

Shadows in Paradise

Nikander, a rubbish collector and would-be entrepreneur, finds his plans for success dashed when his business associate dies. One evening, he meets Ilona, a down-on-her-luck cashier, in a local supermarket. Falteringly, a bond begins to develop between them.

Varjoja paratiisissa is of 1 hour(s) and 14 minute(s). It is Produced By:  Villealfa Filmproductions. It was released on 1986-10-17. It has an average vote of 7.3 on TMDB.

Genres: DramaComedyRomance

1. Four Rooms

Four Rooms

It's Ted the Bellhop's first night on the job...and the hotel's very unusual guests are about to place him in some outrageous predicaments. It seems that this evening's room service is serving up one unbelievable happening after another.

It has an average vote of 5.8 on TMDB.

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2. Life in Loops (A Megacities RMX)

Life in Loops (A Megacities RMX)

Timo Novotny labels his new project an experimental music documentary film, in a remix of the celebrated film Megacities , a visually refined essay on the hidden faces of several world "megacities" by leading Austrian documentarist Michael Glawogger. Novotny complements 30 % of material taken straight from the film with 70 % as yet unseen footage in which he blends original shots unused by Glawogger with his own sequences from Tokyo. Alongside the Japanese metropolis, Life in Loops takes us right into the atmosphere of Mexico City, New York, Moscow and Bombay. This electrifying combination of fascinating film images and an equally compelling soundtrack from Sofa Surfers sets us off on a stunning audiovisual adventure across the continents. The film also makes an original contribution to the discussion on new trends in documentary filmmaking. Written by KARLOVY VARY IFF 2006

It has an average vote of 7.3 on TMDB.

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3. The Strays

The Strays

A Black woman's meticulously crafted life of privilege starts to unravel when two strangers show up in her quaint suburban town.

It has an average vote of 5.5 on TMDB.

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4. Ariel (Ariel)

Ariel

After the coal mine he works at closes and his father commits suicide, a Finnish man leaves for the city to make a living but there, he is framed and imprisoned for various crimes.

It has an average vote of 7.1 on TMDB.

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5. Leningrad Cowboys Go America (Leningrad Cowboys Go America)

Leningrad Cowboys Go America

The Leningrad Cowboys, a group of Siberian musicians, and their manager, travel to America seeking fame and fortune. As they cross the country, trying to get to a wedding in Mexico, they are followed by the village idiot, who wishes to join the band.

It has an average vote of 6.907 on TMDB.

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6. Judgment Night

Judgment Night

Four young friends, while taking a shortcut en route to a local boxing match, witness a brutal murder which leaves them running for their lives.

It has an average vote of 6.486 on TMDB.

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7. Troll (Troll)

Troll

Deep inside the mountain of Dovre, something gigantic awakens after being trapped for a thousand years. Destroying everything in its path, the creature is fast approaching the capital of Norway. But how do you stop something you thought only existed in Norwegian folklore?

It has an average vote of 6.636 on TMDB.

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8. To Chiara (A Chiara)

To Chiara

The Guerrasio family and friends gather to celebrate Claudio and Carmela’s oldest daughter’s 18th birthday. There is a healthy rivalry between the birthday girl and her 15-year-old sister Chiara as they compete on the dancefloor. It is a happy occasion, and the close-knit family are on top form. However, everything changes the next day when the father disappears. Chiara, unconvinced by the cover story, starts to investigate. As she gets closer to the truth, she is forced to decide what kind of future she wants for herself.

It has an average vote of 7.006 on TMDB.

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9. Elling (Elling)

Elling

40-year-old Elling, sensitive, would-be poet, is sent to live in a state institution when his mother, who has sheltered him his entire life, dies. There he meets Kjell Bjarne, a gentle giant and female-obsessed virgin, also in his 40s.

It has an average vote of 7.1 on TMDB.

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10. Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul (Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul)

Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul

Award-winning director Fatih Akin takes us on a journey through Istanbul, the city that bridges Europe and Asia, and challenges familiar notions of east and west. He looks at the vibrant musical scene which includes traditional Turkish music plus rock and hip-hop.

It has an average vote of 7.3 on TMDB.

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11. Demonlover (Demonlover)

Demonlover

A French corporation goes head-to-head with an American web media company for the rights to a 3-D manga pornography studio, resulting in a power struggle that culminates in violence and espionage.

It has an average vote of 5.6 on TMDB.

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12. Take Care of Your Scarf, Tatjana (Pidä huivista kiinni, Tatjana)

Take Care of Your Scarf, Tatjana

Two Finnish men agree to drive an Estonian woman and a Russian woman to a harbor.

It has an average vote of 6.681 on TMDB.

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13. Damnation (Kárhozat)

Damnation

Karrer plods his way through life in quiet desperation. His environment is drab and rainy and muddy. Eaten up with solitude, his hopelessness would be incurable but for the existence of the Titanik Bar and its beautiful, haunting singer. But the lady is married and Karrer is determined to keep her husband away...

It has an average vote of 7.58 on TMDB.

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14. Germany: A Summer's Fairytale (Deutschland. Ein Sommermärchen)

Germany: A Summer's Fairytale

A documentary of the German national soccer team’s 2006 World Cup experience that changed the face of modern Germany.

It has an average vote of 6.8 on TMDB.

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15. Calamari Union (Calamari Union)

Calamari Union

A group of men all called Frank—except for one named Pekka—have had enough of life in their working-class neighborhood, so they set off for a better existence in the magical seaside district of Eira. But the way is long, and the group face many hurdles including stray dogs and defunct streetlights.

It has an average vote of 6.8 on TMDB.

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16. Memories of Matsuko (嫌われ松子の一生)

Memories of Matsuko

While combing through the belongings of his recently deceased aunt, Matsuko, nephew Sho pieces together the crucial events that sank Matsuko's life into a despairing tragedy.

It has an average vote of 7.682 on TMDB.

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17. Lovely, Still

Lovely, Still

A holiday fable that tells the story of an elderly man discovering love for the first time.

It has an average vote of 6.6 on TMDB.

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18. Haynesville

Haynesville

Takes place in the Louisiana backwoods, and follows the momentous discovery of the largest natural gas field in the United States . The film examines the historic find from the personal level as well as from the larger perspective of the current energy picture and pending energy future. As the Haynesville Shale boom erupts, the film focuses on three lives caught in the middle of the find: A single mom takes up the defense of her community's environmental protections, an African American preacher attempts to use the riches to build a school for his congregants and a salt-of-the-earth, self-described "country boy" finds himself conflicted as he weighs losing his pristine land to an oil company's offer to make him a millionaire.

It has an average vote of 8.5 on TMDB.

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19. Another Woman's Life (La Vie d'une autre)

Another Woman's Life

When the fun loving Marie sets her eyes on brooding comic book artist Paul, it sets off the kind of romantic sparks that quickly culminate in the bedroom. But the next morning brings its share of surprises as Marie crawls out of bed to discover her life flash-forwarded fifteen years down the road: Not only has she been married to Paul all this time, but she’s now the mother of a little boy the head of a powerful multinational investment firm and the proprietor of a fabulous apartment overlooking the Eiffel Tower. Quickly Marie discovers that all her achievements have not brought happiness.

It has an average vote of 6.214 on TMDB.

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20. Nine Muses of Star Empire (나인뮤지스; 그녀들의 서바이벌)

Nine Muses of Star Empire

After initially sweeping through Asia, Korean pop music has now taken the world by storm led by the likes of SNSD, JYP and PSY. Take a look behind the scenes of the formation and debut of the 9 member girl group, Nine Muses, in a documentary that gives a glaring insight into the world of K-pop. Follow a year long journey with the Model Idols, as they have been called, and their management label, the relatively small in stature Star Empire, leading up to the group’s debut and emergence in the K-pop charts. Covering everything from dance lessons, recording sessions and the physical and psychological toll on the girls, the film reveals the lengths the girls must go to achieve their dream, to become K-Idols.

It has an average vote of 6.2 on TMDB.

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