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, stylized, talky, sincere ...
Plot: feminism, against the odds, injustice, life is a bitch, culture clash, society, rebelliousness, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, gender, strong female presence, horse, children, birthday, boy, family relations, cyclist, father daughter relationship, girl, brother sister relationship, women's rights, bicycle, shopping, horse riding, makeover ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, japan, paris france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, thought provoking and sincere films with plots about society, life is a bitch, injustice, culture clash, islam, women and runaway mostly in Drama, Comedy and War genres. Some movies like The Day I Became a Woman: Cairo 6,7,8 (2010), The Apple (1998), At Five in the Afternoon (2003), Wadjda (2012), Goodbye (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Cairo 6,7,8 (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: emotional, touching, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
Plot: sexual harassment, self defense, bus, injustice, rebellion, social decay, defiant, society, life is a bitch, crimes, vigilantism, rebelliousness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2009
Place: egypt, cairo egypt, middle east
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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: thought provoking, serious, sincere, compassionate, captivating ...
Plot: social worker, confined, family relations, isolation, religions or cults, human nature, society, life is a bitch, father daughter relationship, blindness, twins, feral child ...
Time: 90s, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tokyo, japan
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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: serious, thought provoking, bleak, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: survival, political unrest, hidden identity, injustice, human nature, feminism, life is a bitch, war, state affairs, dishonesty, family relations, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east
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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: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, talky ...
Plot: muslim girl, school, childhood, troublemaker, family relations, muslim, dreams, fighting the system, gender, teachers and students, parents and children, traditional versus modern ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: saudi arabia, middle east, iran, japan
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Goodbye (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 105 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, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: rebelliousness, life is a bitch, immigrants, injustice, rebellion, society, political unrest, woman in danger, strong female presence, misfit, lawyer, danger
Place: iran, middle east
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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, thought provoking, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: militant, rebellion, injustice, woman in danger, fighting the system, couples, feminism, political unrest, couple relations, rebelliousness, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s
Place: iran, middle east
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Ten (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France, USA
Duration: 94 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, family relations, love and romance, hopes, human nature, down on your luck, sibling relationship, sister sister relationship, mother son relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tokyo, california, tehran iran ...
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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, passenger, workplace situations, society, city life, filmmaking, poverty, taxi driver, honest, life philosophy, workplace, car ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: iran, tehran iran, tokyo
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The Story of Qiu Ju (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 100 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: peasant, pregnancy, countryside, politics, revolution, satire, understanding, righting the wronged, chief, unfulfillment, fighting the system, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: china, asia, california
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38%
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, satire, politics, citizenship, heroes, odd couple, state affairs, soldier, campaign, political unrest, island, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iran, middle east
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37%
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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: fighting the system, sexism, human spirit, politics, rebelliousness, injustice, soccer, rebellion, gender disguise, segregation, sport, discrimination ...
Time: contemporary, year 2006, 2000s
Place: iran, middle east, germany, berlin germany, tehran
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Moolaadé (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Senegal, Burkina Faso, Morocco, Tunisia, Cameroon, France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: When a woman shelters a group of girls from suffering female genital mutilation, she starts a conflict that tears her village apart.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: sexism, feminism, child abuse, tradition, rebellion, fighting the system, society, social relations, resistance, tribe, life is a bitch, injustice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, japan, tokyo, france
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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, touching, sincere, harsh, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: friendship, high school, women, juvenile delinquency, righting the wronged, teenage love, life is a bitch, human nature, family relations, feminism, suicide, domestic violence ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, california
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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: serious, thought provoking, realistic, emotional, gloomy
Plot: rebellion, life is a bitch, society, estrangement, rebelliousness, family relations, strong female presence, miscarriage, pregnancy, unfulfillment, depression, child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran
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Osama (2003)
Genre: Drama, War
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: serious, disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: child abuse, survival, dishonesty, oppression, injustice, taliban, life is a bitch, job seeking, hidden identity, totalitarianism, disorder, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, afghanistan, pakistan, iran, poland
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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: thought provoking, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: ship, forbidden love, power relations, injustice, human nature, hopes, misfit, young lovers, human spirit, life is a bitch, social misfits, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, persia
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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, multiple storylines, family relations, everyday life, couples, friendship, social misfits, life is a bitch, down on your luck, taxi driver, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran
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32%
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, kurd, parents and children, village life, politics, terminal illness, mountain, farm ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, kurdistan
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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: realistic, psychological, touching, captivating, serious ...
Plot: blindness, hospital, introspection, couple relations, life is a bitch, disability, injustice, surgery, self discovery, second chance, recovery, temptation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, france, middle east, europe, paris france
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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, thought provoking, touching, disturbing, neorealism ...
Audience: teens
Plot: asthma, friendship, high school, musician's life, lifestyle, against the odds, hopes, life is a bitch, society, youth, music band, working class ...
Time: 90s, future, 80s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, california, australia
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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, rough, serious ...
Plot: kurd, orphan, siblings relations, smuggling, village, parents and children, family in crisis, village life, family relations, life is a bitch, youth, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: iraq, iran, middle east, kurdistan, tokyo ...
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31%
Buddha Collapsed Out of Shame (2007)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Iran, France, Afghanistan
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: tense, bleak, thought provoking, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: feminism, injustice, human spirit, social decay, life is a bitch, hopes, tragic hero, gender, children, hostility, teacher, war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east
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30%
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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: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, underground film
Plot: forbidden love, injustice, love and romance, youth, young lovers, society, bittersweet, repression, infidelity, muslim, gay muslim, islam ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
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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, thought provoking, serious, touching, sincere
Plot: revolution, rebellion, idealism, chaos, state affairs, society, hopes, political unrest, life is a bitch, rally, chaos and mayhem, nursing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: egypt, middle east
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Women Without Men (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Ukraine, Morocco, Iran
Duration: 89 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: realistic, serious, stylized, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: prostitute, life is a bitch, society, social differences, state affairs, coping, rich and poor, coup d'etat, women, strong female presence, low lives, family relations ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
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29%
Everything's Jake (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, psychological
Plot: friendship, survival, life is a bitch, lifestyle, teaching the ways of the world, injustice, social misfits, society, homelessness, street life, down on your luck, homeless ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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28%
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: realistic, sincere, serious, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: unemployment, friendship, society, fighting the system, workplace, life is a bitch, working class, human spirit, workplace intrigue, injustice, corporate crimes, realism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
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Citizen Ruth (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: "Citizen Ruth" is the story of Ruth Stoops, a woman who nobody even noticed -- until she got pregnant. Now, everyone wants a piece of her. The film is a comedy about one woman caught in the ultimate tug-of-war: a clash of wild, noisy, ...
Style: witty, semi serious, humorous, melancholic, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: abortion, drug abuse, politics, addiction, unwanted pregnancy, moral dilemma, culture clash, pregnancy, satire, youth, life is a bitch, drug addiction ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam
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27%
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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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, touching ...
Plot: love triangle, dishonesty, love affair, destiny, couples, fall in love, adultery, runaway, bittersweet, society, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: brazil, latin america, northeast brazil
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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, disturbing, harsh ...
Plot: on the run, prostitute, rebellion, life is a bitch, pregnancy, politics, society, friendship, injustice, abortion, women's rights, discrimination ...
Time: 70s
Place: iran, middle east, california
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