Movies like The Day I Became a Woman

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The Day I Became a Woman (2000)
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The Day I Became a Woman (2000)
Original name: روزی که زن شدم
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A girl reaches the age of nine and is supposed to act as a grown woman according to her family. A girl participates in a bike race against the will of her husband. An elderly woman decides she wants to buy all the things she always wanted but could never get.
Style: touching, thought provoking, bleak, serious, captivating, realistic, entertaining, talky, sincere, allegory ...
Plot: feminism, against the odds, injustice, life is a bitch, culture clash, society, rebelliousness, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, gender, strong female presence, female director, horse, family relations, children, birthday, cyclist, boy, bicycle, satire, girl, shopping, father daughter relationship, horse riding, women's rights ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, japan, paris france

Most similar movies to The Day I Became a Woman

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and thought provoking films with plots about society, life is a bitch, family relations, injustice, islam, culture clash and mentor mostly in Drama, Comedy and War genres. Some movies like The Day I Became a Woman: The Apple (1998), 678 (2010), At Five in the Afternoon (2003), The Hidden Half (2001), Wadjda (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Apple (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France, Netherlands
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After twelve years of imprisonment by their own parents, two sisters are finally released by social workers to face the outside world for the first time.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, serious, compassionate, touching ...
Plot: confined, social worker, family relations, isolation, religions or cults, society, life is a bitch, human nature, father daughter relationship, blindness, twins, feral child ...
Time: 90s, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tokyo, japan
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95%
 7.5
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678 (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Deals with the phenomenon of sexual harassment in Egypt. Film depicts the moving story of three women Atfguen in some way or another to address the disturbing fact, the phenomenon can not be overlooked in the Egyptian and Arab street and the ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: sexual harassment, self defense, bus, rebellion, injustice, social decay, rebelliousness, vigilantism, life is a bitch, crimes, society, defiant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 2000s
Place: egypt, cairo egypt, middle east
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100%
At Five in the Afternoon (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nogreh is a young Afghani woman living with her father and her sister-in-law, Leylomah, whose husband, Akhtar, is missing. Beyond the issue of Akhtar, Leylomah is most concerned with how to feed her baby. She cannot provide milk for her baby as her ...
Style: bleak, thought provoking, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: survival, hidden identity, danger, injustice, political unrest, family relations, feminism, human nature, war, dishonesty, state affairs, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
The Hidden Half (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An official is sent from his home in Tehran to hear the final appeal of a woman sentenced to death, a political prisoner. The official's wife of nearly 20 years, Fereshteh Samimi, writes him a letter to read when he reaches the hotel - the ...
Style: sincere, serious, captivating, thought provoking, contemplative ...
Plot: militant, rebellion, fighting the system, injustice, woman in danger, legal action, couples, life is a bitch, society, legal, couple relations, political unrest ...
Time: 70s
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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 19K
Wadjda (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Saudi Arabia, Netherlands, Germany, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Wadjda is a 10-year-old girl living in a suburb of Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. Although she lives in a conservative world, Wadjda is fun loving, entrepreneurial and always pushing the boundaries of what she can get away with. After a fight ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, talky ...
Plot: school, childhood, family relations, muslim, dreams, traditional versus modern, gender, fighting the system, parents and children, teachers and students, troublemaker, everyday life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: saudi arabia, middle east, iran, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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The Circle (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Various women struggle to function in the oppressively sexist society of contemporary Iran.
Style: thought provoking, bleak, sincere, contemplative, disturbing ...
Plot: on the run, prostitute, rebellion, woman in danger, life is a bitch, pregnancy, politics, friendship, injustice, society, abortion, women's rights ...
Time: 70s
Place: iran, middle east, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 636
Goodbye (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Without her husband and without her lawyer’s licence, which has been withdrawn, Noora is left pregnant and alone in her apartment. Her attempt to leave Iran turns into a fight with male chauvinism. A personal, nerve-wracking and infuriating film ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, contemplative, thought provoking ...
Plot: rebelliousness, society, injustice, political unrest, rebellion, woman in danger, danger, life is a bitch, immigrants, misfit, strong female presence, lawyer
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Ten (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A visual social examination in the form of ten conversations between a driving woman and her various pick-ups and hitchhikers.
Style: talky, thought provoking, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: passenger, society, life is a bitch, driver, hopes, love and romance, family relations, down on your luck, human nature, sibling relationship, sister sister relationship, prayer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tokyo, california, tehran iran
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64%
Jafar Panahi's Taxi (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A yellow cab is driving through the vibrant and colourful streets of Tehran. Very diverse passengers enter the taxi, each candidly expressing their views while being interviewed by the driver who is no one else but the director Jafar Panahi himself. ...
Style: talky, sincere, touching, realistic, political ...
Plot: taxi, censorship, passenger, workplace situations, society, city life, chat, filmmaking, poverty, metaphor, taxi driver, car ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: iran, tehran iran, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Osama (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Afghanistan, Ireland, Japan, Iran, Netherlands
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Teenage girl Osama cuts her hair and dresses like a boy to get a job and support her widowed mother and grandmother. When Osama is called by the Taliban to join school and military training she embarks on a terrifying and confusing journey as she ...
Style: disturbing, serious, bleak, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: survival, oppression, injustice, child abuse, dishonesty, danger, job seeking, disorder, totalitarianism, life is a bitch, hidden identity, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, afghanistan, pakistan, iran, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Story of Qiu Ju (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Story of Qiu Ju is a 1992 Chinese comedy-drama film. The film was directed by Zhang Yimou and, as in many of his films, stars Gong Li in the title role. The screenplay is an adaption of Chen Yuanbin's novella The Wan Family's Lawsuit. ...
Style: realistic, clever, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, peasant, countryside, politics, revolution, satire, village life, village, rebelliousness, society, hopes, state affairs ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: china, asia, california
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54%
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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, female director, iranian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
A Minor Leap Down (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Nahal is around thirty and in her fourth month of pregnancy. During a routine check-up she learns that her baby has died and she now faces a curettage abortion in two days’ time. When she tries to address the subject, neither her mother nor her ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, emotional, gloomy
Plot: rebellion, society, family relations, life is a bitch, estrangement, rebelliousness, strong female presence, miscarriage, pregnancy, unfulfillment, depression, iranian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Offside (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Iran
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Since women are banned from soccer matches, Iranian females masquerade as males so they can slip into Tehran's stadium to see the game between Iran and Bahrain. The ones who are caught and arrested are taken to a holding area and guarded by ...
Style: humorous, realistic, political, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: stadium, fighting the system, sexism, human spirit, politics, rebelliousness, injustice, soccer, rebellion, gender disguise, segregation, sport ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, year 2006
Place: iran, middle east, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Girls Town (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Four women, Patti, Emma, Angela, and Nicki are completing their last year of high school. Unfortunately for the group, one of their own, Nicki, unexpectedly commits suicide. The three remaining women, upon finding out that Nicki had been raped ...
Style: disturbing, sincere, touching, harsh, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: friendship, high school, women, juvenile delinquency, teenage love, righting the wronged, human nature, life is a bitch, family relations, feminism, suicide, domestic violence ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Secret Ballot (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iran, Italy, Canada, Switzerland
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A female election agent and a gun-toting soldier try to collect votes among the local islanders with mixed success.
Style: surreal, humorous, realistic, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: desert, satire, politics, citizenship, campaign, political unrest, soldier, state affairs, odd couple, heroes, island, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.8
 761
Our Song (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Focusing on the bonding between three female (an African American female, a half African American half Latino American female, and a Latino American female) high school members of Brooklyn's "Jackie Robinson Steppers Marching Band" ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, touching, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: asthma, friendship, high school, lifestyle, musician's life, against the odds, music band, life is a bitch, society, youth, hopes, working class ...
Time: 90s, future, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.1
 724
Iron Island (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Squatters live on a mothballed oil tanker in the Persian Gulf. The children attend a school on board; men harvest scrap metal and old oil in the hull; women keep house and raise children and Captain Nemat runs it all with an iron hand. We follow a ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: ship, forbidden love, injustice, power relations, human nature, human spirit, young lovers, misfit, hopes, oil tanker, rebellion, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, persia, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Buddha Collapsed Out of Shame (2007)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A young girl zealously wants to go to school and learn to read and write. Almost everywhere she is met with hostility or indifference. The only young boy who takes her to his school is thrown out by the teacher, because helping her prevented him ...
Style: bleak, tense, thought provoking, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: feminism, life is a bitch, injustice, social decay, human spirit, war, gender, tragic hero, hopes, children, teacher, hostility ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Willow Tree (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Youssef, a blind university professor, is suddenly diagnosed with a fatal disease and must undergo treatment in France. Back home, will he find the life he had before?
Style: psychological, realistic, touching, captivating, serious ...
Plot: blindness, hospital, couple relations, introspection, disability, injustice, life is a bitch, surgery, iranian, self discovery, second chance, temptation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, france, europe, middle east, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
A Time for Drunken Horses (2000)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Iran
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After their father dies, a family of five are forced to survive on their own in a Kurdish village on the border of Iran and Iraq. Matters are made worse when 12 year old Ayoub, the new head of the family, is told that his handicapped brother, Madi, ...
Style: bleak, realistic, rough, sincere, serious ...
Plot: orphan, siblings relations, smuggling, family relations, youth, life is a bitch, village, family in crisis, parents and children, village life, kurd, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: iraq, iran, middle east, kurdistan, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Wind Will Carry Us (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Irreverent city engineer Behzad comes to a rural village in Iran to keep vigil for a dying relative. In the meanwhile the film follows his efforts to fit in with the local community and how he changes his own attitudes as a result.
Style: thought provoking, serious, touching, melancholic, compassionate ...
Plot: countryside, small town, fish out of water, family relations, village, parents and children, politics, village life, terminal illness, mountain, farm, engineer ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, kurdistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.5
 117
Dog Sweat (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Intertwines the lives of six young Iranians as they struggle to satisfy their private desires in the face of conservative Islamic society.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, underground film
Plot: forbidden love, young lovers, love and romance, youth, society, injustice, bittersweet, muslim, infidelity, repression, hijab, islam ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Women Without Men (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Ukraine, Morocco, Iran
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Against the tumultuous backdrop of Iran's 1953 CIA-backed coup d'état, the destinies of four women converge in a beautiful orchard garden, where they find independence, solace and companionship.
Style: sincere, stylized, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: prostitute, life is a bitch, society, social differences, state affairs, rich and poor, coping, coup d'etat, women, adult virgin, political unrest, siblings relations ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, serious, thought provoking, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: unemployment, friendship, workplace intrigue, society, fighting the system, human spirit, working class, workplace, life is a bitch, realism, injustice, corporate crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Everything's Jake (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, psychological
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, life is a bitch, teaching the ways of the world, survival, injustice, society, social misfits, working the system, homelessness, street life, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.5
 50
Sex My Life (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Tells the story of seven Iranian transgender individuals living in Tehran who live pieces of their own lives on the screen.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: transsexual, discrimination, social misfits, hidden identity, society, transvestism, disorder, family relations, religions or cults, parents and children, couple relations, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.7
 1K
Two Women (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iran
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A sensation when released in 1999 in Iran, Two Women charts the lives of two promising architecture students over the course of the first turbulent years of the Islamic Republic. Tahimine Milani creates this scathing portrait of those traditions - ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, disturbing, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, iranian, feminism, society, gender, stalking, motorcycle chase, injustice, couples, friends, family problems, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s, 80s
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.9
 3K
Tambourine (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Mohammad is sent to an apartment situated in uptown Tehran to install their satellite dishes, while having satellite TV is illegal in Iran. He arrives there with a girl named Shirin who seems to be his girlfriend and is in need of some money to ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sincere
Plot: culture clash, friendship, farce, parents and children, rich and poor, nothing goes right, society, family relations, disorder, couples, satellite, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.8
 7K
The Promise (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Tunisia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this acclaimed and gripping social portrait of immoral lives in need of rescue, Igor (Jérémie Renier), aged 15, and his father Roger (Olivier Gourmet) deal in housing and peddling illicit labor in the outlying districts of Liege, Belgium. ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: immigrants, coming of age, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, teenage life, human nature, death in the family, innocence lost, parents and children, youth, dealing with death, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: belgium, los angeles, europe, usa, antwerp ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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