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, 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

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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, suprisingly clever, mentor, culture clash and runaway mostly in Drama, Comedy and War genres. Some movies like The Day I Became a Woman: The Apple (1998), 678 (2010), Wadjda (2012), At Five in the Afternoon (2003), The Hidden Half (2001). 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: thought provoking, serious, sincere, compassionate, contemplative ...
Plot: confined, social worker, family relations, isolation, life is a bitch, society, religions or cults, human nature, father daughter relationship, blindness, twins, feral child ...
Time: 90s, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tokyo, japan
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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, thought provoking ...
Plot: sexual harassment, self defense, bus, rebellion, injustice, social decay, rebelliousness, vigilantism, crimes, society, life is a bitch, defiant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2009
Place: egypt, cairo egypt, 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: school, childhood, family relations, muslim, dreams, traditional versus modern, fighting the system, gender, teachers and students, parents and children, troublemaker, everyday life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: saudi arabia, middle east, iran, 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: bleak, thought provoking, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: survival, danger, hidden identity, injustice, political unrest, family relations, religions or cults, feminism, human nature, life is a bitch, dishonesty, war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, 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: sincere, serious, thought provoking, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: militant, rebellion, fighting the system, woman in danger, injustice, couple relations, political unrest, rebelliousness, feminism, state affairs, couples, society ...
Time: 70s
Place: iran, middle east
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77%
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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, sincere, serious, thought provoking, contemplative ...
Plot: rebelliousness, political unrest, danger, injustice, society, immigrants, rebellion, life is a bitch, woman in danger, strong female presence, misfit, lawyer
Place: iran, middle east
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Ten (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France, USA
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, love and romance, hopes, family relations, down on your luck, human nature, sibling relationship, sister sister relationship, divorced divorcee ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tokyo, california, tehran iran
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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, sincere, touching, realistic, political ...
Plot: taxi, censorship, passenger, workplace situations, society, city life, car, chat, filmmaking, taxi driver, poverty, metaphor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: iran, tehran iran, tokyo
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62%
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, clever, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, peasant, countryside, politics, revolution, satire, village life, village, rebelliousness, unfulfillment, society, rebellion ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: china, asia, california
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55%
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, politics, satire, citizenship, heroes, political unrest, campaign, state affairs, soldier, odd couple, island, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iran, middle east
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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, 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
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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, captivating, psychological, touching ...
Plot: society, love, multiple storylines, everyday life, family relations, couples, friendship, down on your luck, social misfits, life is a bitch, female director, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran
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47%
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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, teenage love, juvenile delinquency, righting the wronged, life is a bitch, human nature, family relations, feminism, suicide, domestic violence ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, california
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46%
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, thought provoking, serious, emotional, gloomy
Plot: rebellion, rebelliousness, society, family relations, estrangement, life is a bitch, strong female presence, miscarriage, pregnancy, unfulfillment, depression, child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran
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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, contemplative ...
Audience: teens
Plot: asthma, friendship, asthma attack, high school, lifestyle, musician's life, against the odds, life is a bitch, society, hopes, music band, youth ...
Time: 90s, future, 80s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, california, australia
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44%
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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, touching, serious, thought provoking, sincere
Plot: idealism, revolution, rebellion, political unrest, society, hopes, chaos, state affairs, life is a bitch, chaos and mayhem, rally, nursing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: egypt, middle east
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43%
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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: sincere, touching, contemplative, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: ship, forbidden love, injustice, power relations, human nature, human spirit, young lovers, hopes, misfit, oil tanker, rebellion, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, persia, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: sincere, stylized, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: prostitute, life is a bitch, society, social differences, state affairs, coping, rich and poor, coup d'etat, women, siblings relations, political unrest, low lives ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
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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, touching, serious, melancholic, compassionate ...
Plot: countryside, small town, fish out of water, family relations, village, parents and children, politics, village life, kurd, terminal illness, mountain, farm ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, kurdistan
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41%
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: kurd, orphan, siblings relations, smuggling, family relations, youth, life is a bitch, village, family in crisis, parents and children, village life, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: iraq, iran, middle east, kurdistan, tokyo ...
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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: bleak, tense, thought provoking, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: feminism, injustice, life is a bitch, social decay, human spirit, tragic hero, gender, hopes, children, hostility, teacher, war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, thought provoking, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: survival, dishonesty, oppression, injustice, child abuse, life is a bitch, danger, job seeking, totalitarianism, disorder, hidden identity, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, afghanistan, pakistan, iran, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, thought provoking ...
Plot: blindness, hospital, introspection, couple relations, disability, injustice, life is a bitch, surgery, second chance, self discovery, temptation, recovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, france, middle east, europe, paris france
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40%
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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, sincere, touching, underground film
Plot: forbidden love, love and romance, society, young lovers, youth, injustice, bittersweet, muslim, repression, infidelity, hijab, islam ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
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38%
Everything's Jake (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, 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
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36%
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, serious, thought provoking, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: unemployment, friendship, working class, human spirit, fighting the system, workplace, life is a bitch, workplace intrigue, society, realism, corporate crimes, small town ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
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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: realistic, serious, thought provoking, touching, sincere
Plot: transsexual, discrimination, hidden identity, social misfits, dishonesty, family relations, disorder, transvestism, religions or cults, parents and children, couple relations, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.0
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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, politics, addiction, drug abuse, moral dilemma, culture clash, pregnancy, satire, youth, life is a bitch, unwanted pregnancy, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: love triangle, dishonesty, love affair, destiny, couples, fall in love, adultery, runaway, bittersweet, romance, love and romance, social relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: brazil, latin america, northeast brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, thought provoking, emotional, melancholic, sentimental ...
Plot: bathhouse, mentally challenged, tradition, parents and children, society, human nature, father son relationship, family relations, brother brother relationship, aging, businessman, shower ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, beijing china, asia, tibet, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%