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About Elly (2009)
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About Elly (2009)
Original name: درباره الی‎‎
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The mysterious disappearance of a kindergarten teacher during a picnic in the north of Iran is followed by a series of misadventures for her fellow travelers.
Style: psychological, serious, atmospheric, captivating, realistic, gloomy
Plot: missing person, friendship, family relations, matchmaking, journey, guilt, parents and children, friends, mystery, couple relations, love and romance, couples, arranged marriage, marriage, death, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, sea, groom, middle class, wallet, volleyball, teacher, beach, vacation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: iran, middle east

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and atmospheric films with plots about family relations, couples, couple relations, husband wife relationship, friendship, love and romance and parents and children mostly in Drama, Mystery and Romance genres. Some movies like About Elly: The Past (2013), A Separation (2011), The Salesman (2016), Beautiful City (2004), Fireworks Wednesday (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Past (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Italy, Belgium, Iran
Duration: 130 min.
Story: After four years apart, Ahmad returns to his wife Marie in Paris in order to progress their divorce. During his brief stay, he cannot help noticing the strained relationship between Marie and her daughter Lucie. As he attempts to improve matters ...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, sincere, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: depression, divorce, coma, dysfunctional family, suicide, secret, infidelity, parenthood, reunion, haunted by the past, love and romance, family reunited ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012
Place: paris france, france, europe, iran
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100%
 8.3
 219K
A Separation (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France, Australia
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.
Style: emotional, tense, realistic, talky, contemplative ...
Plot: divorce, poverty, maid, alzheimer's disease, marriage, family problems, marital separation, muslim, iranian, parenthood, society, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.8
 51K
The Salesman (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Forced out of their apartment due to dangerous works on a neighboring building, Emad and Rana move into a new flat in the center of Tehran. An incident linked to the previous tenant will dramatically change the young couple’s life.
Style: intense, psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, harsh ...
Plot: apartment, attack, rape, surveillance, marriage, death, revenge, hospital, husband wife relationship, lie, investigation, injury ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: iran, tehran iran, poland, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Beautiful City (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Akbar has just turned eighteen. He has been held in a rehabilitation centre for committing murder at the age of sixteen when he was condemned to death. Legally speaking, he had to reach the age of eighteen so that the conviction could be carried ...
Style: emotional, psychological, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
Plot: redemption, prison, confined, love and romance, crime and punishment, death sentence, legal action, life is a bitch, hopes, youth, matchmaking, platonic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Fireworks Wednesday (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Iran
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On the day before their holiday trip to Dubai, a wife who believes her husband is unfaithful enlists the help of Roohi, a young woman sent by an agency to clean the house. She asks Roohi to make an appointment and gather information at the salon of ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: marital problem, maid, social differences, infidelity, couple relations, family problems, couples, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, society, housewife, wedding preparations and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran, dubai
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48%
 6.5
 2K
Boutique (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A clothing store worker (Jahan) meets a poor girl named Eti. Jahan tries to help the girl and solve her problems, but…
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: lifestyle, friendship, bittersweet, love and romance, downfall, couples, designer, life is a bitch, store, youth, friends, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.5
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Headwinds (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sarah tells Paul that she wants out of their marriage; the next day she disappears. A year later and Paul along with their children return to his childhood town to start anew after the loss of his wife and their mother.
Style: touching, psychological, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: homecoming, starting over, missing person, family relations, hopes, haunted by the past, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, creative block, parents and children, life is a bitch, disappearance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Under the Sand (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When her husband goes missing at the beach, a female professor begins to mentally disintegrate as her denial of his disappearance becomes delusional.
Style: bleak, sincere, suspenseful, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: missing person, delusion, death, disappearance, tourist, coping, haunted by the past, love and romance, couple relations, mystery, crimes, mentally unstable ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Like a Cast Shadow (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Sibylle, a pragmatic architect, mother and wife, witnesses a suicide of a woman her age while on vacation in Italy. Devastated by this incident, it causes the perception of her life and her family to change. Something inside of her has been set in ...
Style: contemplative, psychological, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: couples, family relations, introspection, couple relations, under the surface, mystery, strong female presence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.6
 390
UV (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: During the absence of Philipp, in his house appears the stranger, who calls himself Boris. He says that he was the school comrade of Philipp and it arrived to visit old friend. Boris charms all households and remains to await Philipp. Only one ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: murder, family relations, mystery, hidden identity, danger, crimes, estate, mysterious character, dishonesty, stranger, paranoia, mysterious past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, saint tropez
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.0
 1K
Tales (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Award-winning Iranian filmmaker Rakshan Banietemad ends her eight-year hiatus from feature filmmaking with this ingenious, mosaic-like narrative, which knits together the stories of seven characters to create a microcosm of Iranian working-class ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: society, love, everyday life, family relations, multiple storylines, couples, friendship, down on your luck, life is a bitch, social misfits, iranian, female director ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 4K
London River (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, France, Algeria
Duration: 84 min.
Story: After traveling to London to check on their missing children in the wake of the 2005 London terror attacks on the city, two strangers come to discover their respective children had been living together at the time of the attacks
Style: atmospheric, realistic, psychological, captivating, tense ...
Plot: missing person, koran, muslim, terrorism, parents and children, family relations, track down, bigotry, terrorist bombing, religious differences, father, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Wish You Were Here (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Four friends lose themselves in a carefree South-East Asian holiday. Only three come back. Dave and Alice return home to their young family desperate for answers about Jeremy's mysterious disappearance. When Alice's sister Steph returns ...
Style: psychological, serious, tense, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: missing person, tourist, holiday, uncover truth, mystery, crimes, romance, pregnant wife, marketplace, graphic violence, drugs/alcohol, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cambodia, australia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.0
 292
Mourning (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A violent quarrel breaks out between a couple at midnight. Being at a relative's house in the north of Iran, they depart for Tehran in the middle of the night, but they do not bring along their son. Something terrible happens on their way...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, gloomy
Plot: couples, family relations, death in the family, on the road, couple relations, misfit, mute or deaf, protecting from truth, family problems, nephew, desperation, brawl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.9
 3K
Gabbeh (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 75 min.
Story: An elderly couple go about their routine of cleaning their gabbeh (a intricately-designed rug), while bickering gently with each other. Magically, a young woman appears, helping the two clean the rug. This young woman belongs to the clan whose ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, melancholic, lyrical ...
Plot: family relations, lifestyle, village, couple relations, family life, village life, forbidden love, parents and children, love affair, couples, romance, love ...
Place: iran, middle east, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Music Man (2007)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: Iran
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ali is son of a well-off family who plays the santoor (an Iranian instrument) and has earned some reputation through his concerts and teaching music but is rejected by his family because of this profession, which they despise. He falls for one of ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: musician, rise and fall, couple relations, addiction, drug abuse, rehabilitation, society, unfulfillment, tragic hero, music, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.1
 171
After (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A haunting and powerful psychological thriller. Set in icy upstate New York in the winter of 2002, "After" is about the Valentinos, a middle class clan facing financial hardship--their family stone cutting business is slowly failing--and ...
Style: psychological, realistic, captivating, sentimental, tense ...
Plot: family relations, family in crisis, family problems, haunted by the past, love, working class, bankruptcy, confusion, secret, denial, loss of daughter, bail ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The White Angel (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Beyaz Melek’ filmi; bir aşkın öyküsüdür.Bu aşk öyküsü, iki insanın birbirine duyduğu aşk değil, bir grup insanın hayata ve birbirlerine duyduğu aşkın ve sevginin hikayesidir.Filmde, doğudan batıya, mekteplisinden köylüsüne, ...
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: family relations, hospital, terminal illness, aging, retirement home, friendship, death, couples, friends, wedding, bittersweet, golden years ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 6.3
 2K
Helen (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: On the outside, Helen has it all – a loving family and a successful career – but when her suppressed mental illness resurfaces, the world crumbles around her. Crippled by depression, Helen finds solace through her friendship with Mathilda, a ...
Style: emotional, psychological, realistic, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: family relations, mental illness, love affair, depression, couples, parents and children, friendship, unfulfillment, couple relations, nervous breakdown, self mutilation, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.4
 2K
Melbourne (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Amir and Sara are a young couple on their way to Melbourne to continue their studies. However, just a few hours before the departure of their flight, they are unintentionally involved in a tragic event.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, emotional, psychological ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.9
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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, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, last wish, death, memory, family relations, war veteran, partners, parents and children, self discovery, friends, friendship between men, male friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1989
Place: england, europe, london, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.6
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Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, psychological, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: high school, teacher, haunted by the past, self discovery, teachers and students, couples, power relations, couple relations, introspection, pregnancy, murder, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 1910s, 1940s, 1920s
Place: england, pittsburgh, europe, london, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Those Who Remain (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bertrand (Vincent Lindon) dutifully visits his terminally ill wife every day, braving the long train and bus ride to and from the hospital. Lorraine (Emmanuelle Devos) not so willingly visits her boyfriend who was diagnosed with colon cancer. They ...
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: hospital, terminal illness, unfulfillment, self discovery, love, couples, fall in love, friendship, life is a bitch, parents and children, supportive spouse, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Moustache (2005)
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Duration: 87 min.
Story: One day, on a whim, Marc decides to shave off the moustache he's worn all of his adult life. He waits patiently for his wife's reaction, but neither she nor his friends seem to notice. Stranger still, when he finally tells them, they all ...
Style: surreal, psychological, serious, meditative, emotional ...
Plot: mystery, riddles and clues, insanity, husband wife relationship, hotel, existentialism, moustache, shaving, photograph, escape, bathtub, loneliness ...
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25%
 7.1
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Country: Sweden
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Style: sincere, touching, bleak, psychological, realistic ...
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Time: contemporary
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 5.5
 165
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Story: It sometimes takes little to spoil a weekend in the country. A simple misunderstanding in a supermarket parking lot, a bad reaction, and there you go, everything is awry. Nothing is going well for Christine. Jean leaves her. Her oldest friends, ...
Style: emotional, realistic, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: friendship, countryside, introspection, couple relations, self discovery, breakup, family problems, disorder, couples, family relations, friends, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.2
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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: realistic, serious, captivating, rough, gloomy
Plot: coming of age, family relations, parents and children, friendship, friends, child abuse, teenage sexuality, youth, bittersweet, female director, underage sex, menarche ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.8
 2K
Transylvania (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: psychological, touching, atmospheric, captivating, realistic ...
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Place: europe, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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In the Open (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Italy, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Elisa, a thirty-eight-year old woman, leaves for a week with her husband and young daughter on a vacation to a house in the country. Everything is going for her: she has a successful professional career, loves her family, has enough money for a ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: countryside, family problems, couple relations, couples, estrangement, family relations, husband wife relationship, old house, sex scene, moving, crumbling marriage, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Something's Cooking (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: realistic, psychological, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, cause and meaning, cooking and food, couples, family relations, husband wife relationship, marriage, pregnancy, guilt, seduction, kitchen, neighbor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%