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, sincere, thought provoking, bleak, serious, captivating, realistic, melancholic, enigmatic, surreal ...
Plot: feminism, injustice, against the odds, culture clash, life is a bitch, society, rebelliousness, gender, horse, birthday, cyclist, boy, girl, shopping, women's rights, old woman, hypocrisy, tradition, grandmother granddaughter relationship, tragic event, oppression, husband wife relationship, horse riding, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and touching films with plots about society, life is a bitch, culture clash, runaway, catastrophe, mentor and islam mostly in Drama, Comedy and War genres. Some movies like The Day I Became a Woman: The Apple (1998), The Circle (2000), 678 (2010), The Hidden Half (2001), Ten (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Apple (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
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: touching, sentimental, thought provoking, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: social worker, blindness, twins, apple, isolation, society, human nature, feminism, family problems, youth, captivity, family relations ...
Time: 90s, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tokyo, japan
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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: bleak, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: prostitute, abortion, pregnancy, politics, rebellion, friends, siblings relations, life is a bitch, friendship, society, on the run, injustice ...
Place: iran, middle east, california
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81%
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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: touching, sincere, emotional, serious, bleak ...
Plot: sexual harassment, self defense, bus, women, urban, rebelliousness, gender, feminism, society, social decay, defiant, vigilantism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 2000s
Place: egypt, middle east, cairo egypt
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100%
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: realistic, captivating, thought provoking, sincere, serious ...
Plot: militant, feminism, society, injustice, rebellion, woman in danger, religions or cults, death row, rebelliousness, political unrest, couples, fighting the system ...
Time: 70s
Place: iran, middle east
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65%
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Ten (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 91 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, realistic, sincere, serious, touching ...
Plot: prayer, life is a bitch, love and romance, parents and children, down on your luck, hopes, passenger, single parent, family relations, society, human nature, totalitarianism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tokyo, california
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64%
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, touching, serious, sincere, clever ...
Plot: pregnancy, politics, revolution, village, misfit, society, understanding, rebelliousness, righting the wronged, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, village life ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia, california
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62%
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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: thought provoking, realistic, sincere, serious, bleak
Plot: misfit, rebelliousness, society, political unrest, injustice, rebellion, life is a bitch, immigrants, woman in danger, danger
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: touching, realistic, serious, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: injustice, danger, survival, hidden identity, state affairs, life is a bitch, parents and children, war, family relations, religions or cults, human nature, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east
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60%
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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, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: desert, island, politics, culture clash, heroes, political unrest, state affairs, campaign, collector, new wave, media, odd couple ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iran, middle east
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59%
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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: realistic, sincere, serious, touching, breathtaking ...
Plot: school, childhood, muslim, bicycle, rebellion, dreams, life is a bitch, against the rules, parents and children, teachers and students, follow your dream, one last chance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: saudi arabia, middle east, iran, japan
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58%
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, realistic, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: taxi, censorship, poverty, taxi driver, passenger, car, metaphor, workplace, workplace situations, city life, society, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: iran, tehran iran, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, sincere, serious, rough ...
Plot: arranged marriage, life is a bitch, orphan, village, coming of age, smuggling, social relations, family relations, society, youth, village life, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, iraq, middle east, kurdistan, tokyo ...
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52%
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: atmospheric, serious, thought provoking, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: small town, fish out of water, village, culture clash, signal, small town life, family relations, social relations, countryside, curses spells and rituals, village life, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, kurdistan
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49%
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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, semi serious, bleak, harsh ...
Plot: soccer, stadium, fighting the system, rebelliousness, gender, sport, teenage life, gender bending, human spirit, soldier, politics, rebellion ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, year 2006
Place: iran, middle east, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Cyclist (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The wife of Nasim, an Afghan immigrant in Iran, is gravely ill. He needs money to pay for her care, but his day labor digging wells does not pay enough. A friend connects Nasim to a two-bit promoter who sells tickets to watch Nasim ride a bicycle ...
Style: gloomy, psychological, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: gambling, black market, immigrants, down on your luck, cons and scams, injustice, downfall, human spirit, mentally challenged, obsessive quest, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, serious, realistic, thought provoking, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, coming of age, friendship, music band, musician's life, against the odds, social misfits, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, down on your luck, hopes, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, future, 80s
Place: usa, new york, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Osama (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Afghanistan, Ireland, Japan
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 ...
Plot: survival, oppression, coming of age, child abuse, dishonesty, injustice, hidden identity, young heroes, life is a bitch, escapades, danger, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, pakistan, afghanistan, iran, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Two Women (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Iran
Duration: 96 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: serious, suspenseful, sincere, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: feminism, friendship, iranian, dangerous attraction, life is a bitch, domestic disturbance, injustice, friends, village, obsession, couples, student life ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 20th century
Place: iran, middle east
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42%
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Pushing Hands (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Taiwan, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story is about an elderly Chinese tai chi chuan teacher and grandfather who emigrates from Beijing to live with his son, American daughter-in-law, and grandson in a New York City suburb. The grandfather is increasingly distanced from the family ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: martial arts, culture clash, immigrants, golden years, parents and children, family life, fish out of water, self discovery, misfit, society, human nature, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia, usa, new york, manhattan new york city ...
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42%
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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: realistic, sincere, serious, touching, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friendship, school, coming of age, vengeance, college, power relations, family relations, friends, righting the wronged, kids in trouble, teenage love ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, california
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41%
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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: realistic, gloomy, touching, offbeat, serious ...
Plot: ship, forbidden love, social misfits, social differences, young lovers, misfit, society, rebelliousness, human nature, human spirit, youth, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, persia
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39%
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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: touching, realistic, sincere, serious
Plot: youth, love and romance, gays and lesbians, injustice, forbidden love, gender, young lovers, society, arranged marriage, islam, recording studio, hijab ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
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39%
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Little Saints (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico, France, Spain, Canada, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After St. Jude appears in Esperanza's oven, she sets out to find her daughter, who died under mysterious circumstances. The journey forces Esperanza to challenge her own beliefs and face her fears in order to be reunited with her beloved ...
Style: uplifting, touching, offbeat, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: obsessive quest, family problems, society, low lives, parents and children, life is a bitch, hopes, prostitute, missing person, self discovery, mexican immigrant, u.s. mexico border ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mexico, latin america, spain, japan, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Me You Them (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A true story that comically depicts the relationship between an ordinary woman and her three husbands, who live in the same house in a poor and arid small village of the Brazilian northeast.
Style: humorous, sincere, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: love triangle, destiny, social relations, pregnancy, village, couple relations, romance, village life, fall in love, love and romance, couples, love affair ...
Time: 90s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: touching, gloomy, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: society, life is a bitch, down on your luck, social misfits, iranian, prostitute, taxi driver, vignette
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran
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34%
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Shower (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: China
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An aged father and his younger, mentally challenged son have been working hard every day to keep the bathhouse running for a motley group of regular customers. When his elder son, who left years ago to seek his fortune in the southern city of ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, gloomy, thought provoking ...
Plot: tradition, shower, small town, disability, city life, siblings relations, parents and children, small town life, family problems, mentally challenged, family life, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia, beijing china, tibet, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, touching, thought provoking, serious, realistic
Plot: surgery, blindness, iranian, hospital, lookalikes, down on your luck, unfulfillment, doctors and patients, couple relations, life is a bitch, suburbs, injustice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, europe, france, middle east
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33%
A Moment of Innocence (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A semi-autobiographical account of Makmahlbaf's experience as a teenager when, as a 17-year-old, he stabbed a policeman at a protest rally. Two decades later, he tracks down the policeman he injured in an attempt to make amends.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: filmmaking, gun, bread, marriage proposal, flower, winter, dealing with death, redemption, haunted by the past, politics, new wave, reenactment ...
Time: 90s
Place: tehran iran, iran
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29%
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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: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: iranian, satellite, society, misfit, friends, unsupportive parent, family relations, friendship, farce, couples, disorder, culture clash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Everything's Jake (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: friendship, life is a bitch, teaching the ways of the world, down on your luck, society, urban, lifestyle, working the system, injustice, survival, social misfits, black american ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%