Movies like Free Zone

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Free Zone (2005)
 5.7
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Free Zone (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel, Belgium, France, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Rebecca, an American who has been living in Jerusalem for a few months now, has just broken off her engagement. She gets into a cab driven by Hanna, an Israeli. But Hanna is on her way to Jordan, to the Free Zone, to pick up a large of sum of money.
Style: serious, road movie, thought provoking, realistic, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: border crossing, breakup, friendship, society, political unrest, culture clash, break-up, on the road, female protagonist, husband wife relationship, war zone, storytelling, terror, friends, politics, religions or cults, interracial relations, love and romance, middle east conflict, survival, village, terrorist, border guard, money, jewish ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, jordan, middle east, iraq, syria, jerusalem, saudi arabia ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and semi serious films with plots about friendship, society, friends, family relations, love and romance, culture clash and couples mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Free Zone: A Bottle in the Gaza Sea (2010), Alila (2003), The Syrian Bride (2004), Disengagement (2007), Inch'Allah (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Bottle in the Gaza Sea (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tai is 17 years old. Naim is 20. She's Israeli. He's Palestinian. She lives in Jerusalem. He lives in Gaza. They were born in a land of scorched earth, where fathers bury their children. They must endure an explosive situation that is not ...
Style: sentimental, touching, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Plot: interracial relations, friendship, family life, rebelliousness, danger, politics, society, friends, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, terrorism, political unrest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, palestinian authority, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.0
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Alila (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Life in a flimsy Tel Aviv apartment complex is a sour urban mosaic whose seedy characters, try as they might, can't get out of one another's faces. The character's lives overlap and collide. Gabi, a bobbed haired sexpot, and her lover ...
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: family problems, family relations, couple relations, working class, human nature, infidelity, social differences, culture clash, life is a bitch, immigrants, crumbling marriage, social relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
The Syrian Bride (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Germany, Israel
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In Majdal Shams, the largest Druze village in Golan Heights on the Israeli-Syrian border, the Druze bride Mona is engaged to get married with Tallel, a television comedian that works in the Revolution Studios in Damascus, Syria. They have never met ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: wedding, ethnic, politics, occupation, arranged marriage, culture clash, human spirit, love and romance, parents and children, society, military, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, israel, syria
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.6
 674
Disengagement (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Italy, Israel, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A political drama centered around Israel's pullout from the occupied Gaza strip, in which a French woman of Israeli origin comes to the Gaza Strip to find her long ago abandoned daughter.
Style: emotional, realistic, contemplative, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: destruction, society, family relations, eviction, culture clash, politics, unfulfillment, sibling relationship, siblings, last will and testament, estrangement, funeral ...
Time: 21st century
Place: israel, germany, middle east, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 6.9
 2K
Inch'Allah (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Canadian doctor finds her sympathies sorely tested while working in the conflict ravaged Palestinian territories.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, disturbing, serious, emotional ...
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, political unrest, doctors and patients, injustice, society, friendship, life is a bitch, wartime life, doctor, terrorism, tragedy, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, palestine, palestinian authority, middle east, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
James' Journey to Jerusalem (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: During his journey to Jerusalem young James learns the meaning of being Israeli.
Style: realistic, semi serious, thought provoking, humorous, clever ...
Plot: wisdom of life, change of luck, friendship, fish out of water, culture clash, boss and employee, society, immigrants, racism, misfit, teaching the ways of the world, satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Human Resources Manager (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel, Germany, France, Romania
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A tragic comedy centered on the HR manager of Israel's largest industrial bakery, who sets out to save the reputation of his business and prevent the publication of a defamatory article.
Style: tragicomedy, road movie, humorous, captivating, touching ...
Plot: self discovery, on the road, human nature, selflessness, redemption, bribery, righting the wronged, bittersweet, friendship, nothing goes right, obsessive quest, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, romania, europe, middle east, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.3
 5K
The Bubble (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The movie follows a group of young friends in the city of Tel Aviv and is as much a love song to the city as it is an exploration of the claim that people in Tel Aviv are isolated from the rest of the country and the turmoil it's going through. ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gay, friendship, gay relationship, forbidden love, fall in love, love affair, occupation, civil rights, understanding, society, romance, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, jerusalem, tel aviv israel, jordan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 7.2
 4K
The Source (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Italy
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A comedy/drama set in a village and centered on a battle of the sexes, where women threaten to withhold sexual favours as long as the men refuse to install a water pipe.
Style: sentimental, stylized, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: village life, sexism, desert, against the rules, rebellion, battle of the sexes, ultimatum, marital rape, social relations, machismo, sexual relations, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, north africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Stockholm Boogie (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 82 min.
Story: We are following the two cousins and best friends, Jerka and Hoffa, during a typical night out in Stockholm. It's summertime and anything can happen.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching, light
Plot: friendship, love and romance, couples, drugs/alcohol, friends, breakup, singleness, buddies, lifestyle, silly humor, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, breaking up with girlfriend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Hassan & Mark (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Egypt
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When the lives of Mahmoud, a Muslim Sheikh (Omar Sharif) and Boulos, a Christian Theologian (Adel Imam) are threatened by religious extremists on both sides, the Egyptian government inducts them into a witness protection program that requires them ...
Style: humorous, realistic, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, on the run, assassination attempt, culture clash, switching roles, family relations, parents and children, disorder, society, fall in love, fake identity, witness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, egypt, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Where Do We Go Now? (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Lebanon, Egypt, Italy, Qatar
Duration: 110 min.
Story: On a remote, isolated, unnamed Lebanese village inhabited by both Muslims and Christians. The village is surrounded by land mines and only reachable by a small bridge. As civil strife engulfed the country, the women in the village learn of this fact ...
Style: touching, sincere, thought provoking, uplifting, humorous ...
Plot: religious differences, village, peaceful mission, disagreement, society, strong female character, muslim, islam, christianity, religious conflict, virgin mary statue, civil war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: lebanon, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.4
 1K
18 Days (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Egypt
Duration: 125 min.
Story: 10 Film makers made 10 Separate stories about the "25January " revolution in Egypt and the Egyptian people in the revolution and the protests against the previous President Hosni Mubarak and the departure of President Hosni Mubarak and ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, thought provoking, sincere
Plot: idealism, revolution, rebellion, political unrest, society, hopes, chaos, state affairs, life is a bitch, chaos and mayhem, rally, nursing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: egypt, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Navigators (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In South Yorkshire, a small group of railway maintenance men discover that because of privatization, their lives will never be the same. When the trusty British Rail sign is replaced by one reading East Midland Infrastructure, it is clear that there ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: unemployment, friendship, workplace intrigue, life is a bitch, human spirit, working class, fighting the system, workplace, society, small town, injustice, corporate crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Day He Arrives (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Sang-Joon is a professor in the film department at a provincial university. He goes to Seoul to meet his senior, Young-Ho, who works as a film critic. Sang-Joon stays in a northern village in Seoul for 3 days.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: friendship, friends, professor, film critic, countryside, cinema, piano playing, male female relationship, piano, kiss, director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seoul, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
New York, I Love You (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Bahrain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: New York, I Love You delves into the intimate lives of New Yorkers as they grapple with, delight in and search for love. Journey from the Diamond District in the heart of Manhattan, through Chinatown and the Upper East Side, towards the Village, ...
Style: talky, sexy, realistic, feel good, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: young people, interracial relations, romance, young lovers, lifestyle, couples, looking for love, city life, fall in love, couple relations, love affair, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, paris france, brooklyn new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.4
 6K
Lemon Tree (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Salma Zidane, a widow, lives simply from her grove of lemon trees in the West Bank's occupied territory. The Israeli defense minister and his wife move next door; the Secret Service orders the trees removed for security. The stoic Salma seeks ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: injustice, terrorist, loneliness, occupation, widow, neighbor, idealism, human spirit, fighting the system, hopes, rules and policies, reconciliation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, palestine, palestinian authority, middle east, jerusalem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
My Name Is Juani (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A pair of women leave their small town and dud boyfriends behind for fun in Madrid.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: hopes, follow your dream, lifestyle, city life, friendship, on the road, society, love and romance, friends, couples, tough heroes, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Princess (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 92 min.
Story: While her mother is away from home, 12-year-old Adar's role-playing games with her stepfather move into dangerous territory. Seeking an escape, Adar finds Alan, an ethereal boy that accompanies her on a dark journey between reality and fantasy.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, rough, gloomy
Plot: coming of age, parents and children, family relations, friendship, friends, child abuse, teenage sexuality, youth, bittersweet, female director, underage sex, female masturbation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.7
 2K
Eldorado (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Yvan finds a burglar in his house. After some consideration, Yvan decides not to call the police and to drop the lad near the nearby city but he ends up giving him a lift home to his parents. Together, they travel through Belgium and meet some ...
Style: road movie, humorous, captivating, entertaining, realistic ...
Plot: on the road, crimes, disorder, drug abuse, burglar, chevrolet, road trip, self discovery, friendship, comedy of errors, eccentric family, addiction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.0
 22K
The Trip (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When Steve Coogan is asked by The Observer to tour the country's finest restaurants, he envisions it as the perfect getaway with his beautiful girlfriend. But, when she backs out on him, he has no one to accompany him but his best friend and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, melancholic, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: on the road, restaurant, friendship, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, countryside, loneliness, midlife crisis, eccentricity, existentialism, sarcasm, beautiful scenery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, northern england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Wassup Rockers (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Instead of adhering to the norms of their South Central neighborhood, a group of skater boys opt to bus into Hollywood and Beverly Hills, where they attract local rich girls - and plenty of trouble with the police, jealous boyfriends, and nervous ...
Style: sincere, realistic, entertaining, captivating, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, friends, society, buddies, social differences, rock, punk, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch, cultural difference, class differences, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, beverly hills, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.4
 803
Walkaway (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Walkaway, a light-comedy drama, mocks the clutches of social obligations on young Indian professionals settled in New York City.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, buddies, romance, love and romance, society, lifestyle, couples, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, fall in love, unsupportive parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Mondays in the Sun (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After the closure of their shipyard in Northern Spain, a few former workers: Santa, José, Lino, Amador, Sergei and Reina keep in touch. They meet mainly at a bar owned by their former colleague Rico. Santa is the most superficially confident and ...
Style: touching, serious, psychological, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: working class, seaport, unemployment, friendship, job seeking, self esteem, destiny, life is a bitch, redemption, small town, factory worker, breaking point ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: spain, australia, europe, switzerland, galicia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Daytime Drinking (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Hyuk-Jin has just broken up with his girlfriend and decides to take a trip to Jeongseon in the province of Gangwon-do. The next day, his friends are too hung over to get up, so Hyuk-Jin makes his way to his destination alone. A trip of opportunity ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental, light ...
Plot: bar, best friends, comedy of errors, alcohol abuse, lovers reunited, friendship, breakup, redemption, forbidden love, isolation, on the road, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Language of the Enemy (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An American Jewish man visiting Jerusalem for the funeral of his father gets sucked into a world of violent intrigue after meeting a mysterious, beautiful Palestinian woman.
Style: realistic, tense, emotional, psychological, serious ...
Plot: terrorism, political unrest, couples, danger, politics, society, undercover, unfulfillment, american, femme fatale, intrigue, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, palestinian authority, middle east, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
My Own Love Song (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A wheelchair-bound singer and her best friend embark on a roadtrip to Memphis.
Style: psychological, sincere, emotional, realistic, road movie ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: on the road, friendship, disability, friends, road trip, self discovery, couples, best friends, misfit, neighbor, bar, flashback ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: memphis, mississippi, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Tel Aviv On Fire (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Luxembourg, Israel, France, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Salam, an inexperienced young Palestinian man, becomes a writer on a popular soap opera after a chance meeting with an Israeli soldier. His creative career is on the rise - until the soldier and the show's financial backers disagree about how ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, intense, inspirational
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, military, war, injustice, life philosophy, love and romance, occupation, politics, satire, culture clash, society, soldier ...
Time: 2010s
Place: palestine, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.0
 3K
Aaltra (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In this pitch black comedy the rivalry between two neighbors escalates into an all out war. Through a maintenance error on a tractor they both end up, paralyzed, in a wheelchair. It seems they are doomed to stay together. They no longer focus their ...
Style: road movie, humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: on the road, hospital, friendship, dark humor, disability, misfit, paralysis, tractor, farmer, adventure, life is a bitch, money ...
Time: contemporary
Place: finland, europe, belgium, helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Welcome to Argentina (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Argentina, Belgium
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Marcus and his brother Antoine land in Argentina to celebrate their cousin's wedding and to discover the pleasures of the capital, Buenos-Aires. Marcus is joyful, while Antoine, who has just been dumped, is completely down. Marcus is well ...
Style: humorous, road movie, light, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: wedding, couples, family relations, on the road, self discovery, wedding party, brother brother relationship, friendship, society, siblings relations, bittersweet, hotel receptionist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%