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

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, sincere, serious and melancholic films with plots about society, catastrophe, runaway, culture clash, mentor, life is a bitch and childhood mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Day I Became a Woman: The Apple (1998), The Circle (2000), 678 (2010), Ten (2002), The Story of Qiu Ju (1992). 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: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: apple, twins, social worker, society, family relations, isolation, life is a bitch, feminism, human nature, siblings relations, captivity, religions or cults ...
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, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: prostitute, friendship, politics, injustice, pregnancy, life is a bitch, society, abortion, on the run, siblings relations, woman in danger, friends ...
Place: iran, middle east, california
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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: bleak, serious, realistic, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: sexual harassment, women, bus, self defense, feminism, rebelliousness, urban, injustice, gender, life is a bitch, rebellion, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2009, 2000s
Place: egypt, middle east, cairo egypt
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100%
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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: serious, talky, realistic, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: prayer, parents and children, sibling relationship, illegal prostitution, prostitute, single parent, human nature, down on your luck, hopes, love and romance, society, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tokyo, california
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60%
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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, serious, clever, sincere, touching ...
Plot: pregnancy, politics, fighting the system, peasant, injustice, revolution, rebellion, village, society, life is a bitch, rebelliousness, village life ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia, california
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59%
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: captivating, serious, realistic, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: militant, legal action, feminism, iranian, rebelliousness, political unrest, woman in danger, injustice, legal, rebellion, society, couples ...
Time: 70s
Place: iran, middle east
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58%
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, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: desert, island, politics, culture clash, political unrest, new wave, campaign, society, state affairs, odd couple, soldier, battle of the sexes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iran, middle east
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57%
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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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, breathtaking ...
Plot: school, bicycle, muslim, rebellion, rebelliousness, discrimination, independence, childhood, gender, urban, dreams, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: saudi arabia, middle east, iran, japan
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57%
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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, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: taxi, censorship, taxi driver, poverty, metaphor, passenger, car, city life, urban, society, workplace situations, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: iran, tehran iran, tokyo
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56%
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, serious, realistic, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: hidden identity, taliban, war, injustice, society, state affairs, survival, feminism, human nature, parents and children, political unrest, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: sincere, serious, realistic, bleak, thought provoking
Plot: misfit, rebellion, society, immigrants, rebelliousness, political unrest, woman in danger, injustice, danger, life is a bitch
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, serious, rough, sincere ...
Plot: arranged marriage, coming of age, parents and children, illness, mule, horse, siblings relations, family in crisis, village, village life, society, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, iraq, middle east, kurdistan, tokyo ...
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50%
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, human nature, parents and children, village life, countryside, family relations, curses spells and rituals, small town life, politics ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, kurdistan
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46%
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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, semi serious, realistic, bleak, harsh ...
Plot: soccer, stadium, fighting the system, discrimination, sport, gender, rebellion, politics, soldier, human spirit, rebelliousness, gender bending ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, year 2006
Place: iran, middle east, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, serious, touching, disturbing, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friendship, school, best friends, college, juvenile delinquency, coming of age, urban, social misfits, feminism, vengeance, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, california
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44%
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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: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friendship, music band, coming of age, neo realism, down on your luck, high school life, urban ghetto, urban ghetto life, society, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, future, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Taste of Cherry (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A middle-aged Tehranian man, Mr. Badii is intent on killing himself and seeks someone to bury him after his demise. Driving around the city, the seemingly well-to-do Badii meets with numerous people, including a Muslim student, asking them to take ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: on the road, muslim, driving, soldier, obsessive quest, haunted by the past, midlife crisis, deadly, passenger, suicide, rainy, existentialism ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: gambling, black market, mentally challenged, downfall, motorcycle, cons and scams, hospital, down on your luck, unemployment, injustice, dishonesty, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: iran, middle east
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40%
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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, captivating ...
Plot: survival, oppression, coming of age, injustice, dishonesty, child abuse, hidden identity, danger, escapades, heroes, society, islam ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, pakistan, afghanistan, iran, poland
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40%
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: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: martial arts, immigrants, culture clash, human nature, self discovery, parents and children, family life, fish out of water, society, family relations, golden years, misfit ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia, usa, new york, manhattan new york city ...
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38%
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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, semi serious, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Plot: love triangle, fall in love, dishonesty, village, romance, love and romance, destiny, society, couples, social relations, couple relations, love affair ...
Time: 90s
Place: brazil, latin america
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37%
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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, sentimental, realistic, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: feminism, iranian, friendship, stalking, obsession, village, injustice, family problems, gender, life is a bitch, friends, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: serious, emotional, realistic, uplifting, humorous ...
Plot: obsessive quest, hopes, life is a bitch, prostitute, self discovery, parents and children, missing person, society, family problems, low lives, mexican immigrant, u.s. mexico border ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mexico, latin america, spain, japan, los angeles ...
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35%
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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, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: tradition, shower, small town, human nature, parents and children, wife, marriage crisis, opera singer, wife husband relationship, disability, siblings relations, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia, beijing china, tibet, tokyo
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34%
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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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: young lovers, love and romance, society, youth, gays and lesbians, forbidden love, injustice, gender, gay, muslim, recording studio, women ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
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33%
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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: gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: ship, forbidden love, social misfits, human nature, human spirit, social differences, down on your luck, hopes, society, power relations, life is a bitch, young lovers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, middle east, persia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: life is a bitch, society, iranian, social misfits, down on your luck, prostitute, vignette, taxi driver
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran
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29%
Human Resources (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in Limoges, the movie tells the story of "good son" Franck (Jalil Lespert), who returns to his hometown to do a trainee managerial internship in the Human Resources department of the factory where his anxious, taciturn father has ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: working class, factory, intern, labor union, unemployment, politics, parents and children, workplace, betrayal, hopes, society, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 18th century
Place: france, europe, normandy, korea, paris france ...
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28%
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The Quiet Room (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, Italy, France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A seven-year-old girl adopts a vow of silence in protest when her quarrelsome parents grow increasingly hostile to one another.
Style: serious, psychological, touching, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, delusion, parents and children, family problems, family relations, crumbling marriage, adolescence vs adulthood, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, couples, self defense, solace ...
Time: 90s
Place: tokyo, california, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Bhaji on the Beach (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A group of women of Indian descent take a trip together from their home in Birmingham, England to the beach resort of Blackpool.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, harsh, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, coming of age, on the road, friendship, family life, indian lead, bus, culture clash, best friends, resort, feminism, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london, scotland, new jersey
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27%