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The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008)
 8.0
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The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A drama set in 1986 Iran and centered on a man, Sahebjam, whose car breaks down in a remote village and enters into a conversation with Zahra, who relays to him the story about her niece, Soraya, whose arranged marriage to an abusive tyrant had a tragic ending.
Style: emotional, serious, disturbing, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy, brutal, heartbreaking, dramatic, light ...
Plot: injustice, destructive relationship, discrimination, village, witnessing a crime, sadism, stoning, society, tragic hero, loss of family member, adultery, death penalty, journalist, french, blackmail, car, cowardice, couple relations, divorce, corruption, arranged marriage, abuse, execution, cruelty, tragic event ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: iran, middle east, persia, israel

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and touching films with plots about society, life is a bitch, catastrophe, storytelling, dialogue, mentor and culture clash mostly in Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Stoning of Soraya M.: Not Without My Daughter (1991), The Passion of the Christ (2004), September 11 (2002), Osama (2003), Madame Bovary (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Not Without My Daughter (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An American woman, trapped in Islamic Iran by her brutish husband, must find a way to escape with her daughter as well.
Style: thought provoking, emotional, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: culture clash, escape, politics, crumbling marriage, love and romance, hopes, family in crisis, isolation, society, custody, escape attempt, state affairs ...
Time: 80s
Place: iran, middle east, persia, israel
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The Passion of the Christ (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: "The Passion of the Christ" is a film about the last 12 hours in the life of Jesus. Director Mel Gibson received much criticism from critics and audiences for his explicit depiction of and focus on violence and on christs suffering, ...
Style: bleak, epic, rough, biblical, factual ...
Plot: betrayal, christianity, suffering, torture, religion, sacrifice, clergy, religions or cults, jesus, redemption, bible, death ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
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100%
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September 11 (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, Egypt, Japan, Mexico, USA, Iran
Duration: 134 min.
Story: 11 directors show their view on the terrorist attacks on the world trade center in New York.
Style: disturbing, emotional, atmospheric, serious, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, 9/11, politics, danger, village life, state affairs, mute or deaf, life is a bitch, battles, love affair, deadly, village ...
Time: 2000s
Place: iran, middle east, former yugoslavia, new york, europe ...
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 7.4
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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 ⇓
100%
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Madame Bovary (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Belgium, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The classic story of Emma Bovary, the beautiful wife of a small-town doctor in 19th century France, who engages in extra marital affairs in an attempt to advance her social status.
Style: gloomy, psychological, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: village, infidelity, extramarital affair, period piece, crumbling marriage, village life, romance, unfulfillment, tragic hero, couple relations, society, dull life ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: france, europe
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Panther (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Panther is a semi-historic film about the origins of The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. The movie spans about 3 years (1966-68) of the Black Panther's history in Oakland. Panther also uses historical footage (B/W) to emphasize some ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: racism, militant, black panthers, revolution, politics, state affairs, life is a bitch, crimes, interracial relations, working undercover, injustice, self defense ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, california, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
10,000 Black Men Named George (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the 1920s, the rights of American workers to join a labor union was still considered an open question, and African-Americans were routinely denied their civil and economic rights. 10,000 Black Men Named George, the title, refers to the fact ...
Style: thought provoking, tense, captivating, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: labor union, ambition, journalism, political unrest, fighting the system, dishonesty, social decay, workplace, power relations, americana, discrimination, injustice ...
Time: 30s, 20s, 1920s, 1930s
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 7.2
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Timbuktu (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mauritania, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A cattle herder and his family who reside in the dunes of Timbuktu find their quiet lives -- which are typically free of the Jihadists determined to control their faith -- abruptly disturbed. A look at the brief occupation of Timbuktu by militant ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: legal, political unrest, family problems, family life, courtroom drama, society, family relations, religions or cults, family in crisis, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, injustice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: africa, rio de janeiro, middle east
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29%
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Blood Done Sign My Name (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A drama based on the true story in which a black Vietnam-era veteran is allegedly murdered by a local white businessman who is later exonerated. The plot focuses on the role of a local high school teacher and the civil unrest that followed the ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, tense, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: racism, murder, small town, crimes, life is a bitch, social decay, small town life, arson, social relations, social differences, society, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: north carolina, usa
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong, USA, Taiwan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Young teen girl Xiu Xiu is sent away to a remote corner of the Sichuan steppes for manual labor in 1975 (sending young people to there was a part of Cultural Revolution in China). A year later, she agrees to go to even more remote spot with a ...
Style: disturbing, emotional, gloomy, touching, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, revolution, innocence lost, coming of age, society, politics, virginity, youth, redemption, rebelliousness, teenage life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: china, asia, tibet, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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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28%
 8.1
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The Cow (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An old villager deeply in love with his cow goes to the capital for a while. While he's there, the cow dies and now the villagers are afraid of his possible reaction to it when he returns.
Style: gloomy, touching, psychological, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: village, human becomes animal, tribe, mentally unstable, countryside, animal life, farm, split personality, down on your luck, village life, life is a bitch, losing-it hero ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: iran, asia, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.8
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The Verdict (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Frank Galvin is a down-on-his luck lawyer, reduced to drinking and ambulance chasing. Former associate Mickey Morrissey reminds him of his obligations in a medical malpractice suit that he himself served to Galvin on a silver platter: all parties ...
Style: tense, touching, sincere, serious, thought provoking ...
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: boston, usa
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27%
 6.5
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Paris Trout (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: disturbing, psychological, emotional, serious, realistic ...
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Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.7
 204K
Philadelphia (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: No one would take his case until one man was willing to take on the system. Two competing lawyers join forces to sue a prestigious law firm for AIDS discrimination. As their unlikely friendship develops their courage overcomes the prejudice and ...
Style: touching, uplifting, thought provoking, sincere, compassionate ...
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Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.7
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The North (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Brother and sister Enrique and Rosa flee persecution at home in Guatemala and journey north, through Mexico and on to the United States, with the dream of starting a new life.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, thought provoking ...
Plot: village, immigrants, culture clash, family relations, politics, village life, parents and children, hopes, rich and poor, latinos, life is a bitch, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Difficult tale of poor, struggling South Carolinian mother & daughter, who each face painful choices with their resolve and pride. Bone, the eldest daughter, and Anney her tired mother, grow both closer and farther apart: Anney sees Glen as ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, disturbing, emotional, serious ...
Plot: sexual abuse, dysfunctional family, innocence lost, parents and children, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, corporal punishment, coming of age, family in crisis, couple relations, child abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 50s, 40s, 1940s ...
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 7.2
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: talky, psychological, realistic, tense, sincere ...
Plot: gang, crime, false accusation, confined, writer's life, hopes, wrongfully committed, life is a bitch, performer's life, crimes, drug dealing, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Shoot the Moon (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: After fifteen years of marriage, an affluent couple divorce and take up with new partners.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, psychological, dramatic ...
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Time: 80s
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26%
Breaking the Waves (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, France, Netherlands, Norway, Iceland, Spain, UK
Duration: 159 min.
Story: In a small and conservative Scottish village, a woman's paralytic husband convinces her to have extramarital intercourse so she can tell him about it and give him a reason for living.
Style: psychological, emotional, bleak, disturbing, sexual ...
Plot: tragic love, priest, destructive relationship, self sacrifice, accident, sin, paralysis, nurse, marriage, small town, faith, prostitute ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.8
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Country (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Gilbert Ivy and his wife Jewell are farmers. They seem to be working against the odds, producing no financial surplus. Gilbert has lost hope of ever becoming prosperous, but his wife decides to fight for her family.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, bleak ...
Plot: family business, survival, life is a bitch, couple relations, couples, against the odds, family in crisis, parents and children, crumbling marriage, hopes, down on your luck, family problems ...
Time: 80s
Place: america
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Man Without a Face (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The story of a relationship between a teacher and his troubled pupil. Justin McLeod is a former teacher who lives as a recluse on the edge of town. His face is disfigured from an automobile accident and fire ten years before in which a boy was ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, disfigurement, injustice, teacher, social misfits, false accusation, physical appearance, teaching the ways of the world, secret, mysterious character, suspicion, love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 7.3
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I Am David (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on Anne Holm's acclaimed young adult novel North to Freedom, I Am David chronicles the struggles of a 12-year-old boy (Ben Tibber) who manages to flee a Communist concentration camp on his own -- through sheer will and determination. All ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, tense ...
Audience: kids
Plot: reunion, rescue, survival, artist, politics, stowaway, friendship, self discovery, hopes, escapades, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 1950s
Place: denmark, switzerland, italy, bulgaria, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.3
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Eve's Bayou (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story is set in 1962 Louisiana. The big Batiste family is headed by charming doctor Louis. Though he is married to beautiful Roz, he has a weakness for attractive women patients. One day Louis is flirting with married and sexy Metty Mereaux, not ...
Style: gloomy, touching, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, infidelity, incest, prophecy, small town, murder, curse, superstition, tavern, all black cast, menstruation, aunt niece relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: Jesus, a humble Judean carpenter beginning to see that he is the son of God, is drawn into revolutionary action against the Roman occupiers by Judas -- despite his protestations that love, not violence, is the path to salvation. The burden of being ...
Style: surreal, thought provoking, atmospheric, serious, psychological ...
Plot: temptation, christianity, betrayal, sin, jesus christ, redemption, desert, clergy, tragic hero, hopes, prophecy, roman ...
Time: ancient history, 30s, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, israel, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.5
 18K
The Namesake (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, India
Duration: 122 min.
Story: American-born Gogol, the son of Indian immigrants, wants to fit in among his fellow New Yorkers, despite his family's unwillingness to let go of their traditional ways.
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
Plot: arranged marriage, culture clash, immigrants, coming of age, childhood, marriage, couple relations, parents and children, child birth, adolescence, loss of parent, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 80s, 70s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, india, ohio, taj mahal
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Confessions of a Lap Dancer (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An erotic melodrama about the public and private lives of sex workers. Josie Hunter (aka Blake Pickett) co-starred in the role of Erica, a single mother who works a stripper, and sometimes as a prostitute to support her daughter. But when the threat ...
Style: gloomy, sexual, disturbing, touching, serious ...
Plot: bondage, destructive relationship, parents and children, dancer's life, couples, injustice, society, social misfits, life is a bitch, sexual relations, single parent, family relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
America So Beautiful (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: This film follows the odyssey of a group of Iranian immigrants in Los Angeles, trying to find their place in America amidst the unfolding of the 1979 Iran hostage crisis.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, uplifting, touching ...
Plot: disco, racism, lifestyle, misfit, society, human nature, nightlife, coming of age, injustice, culture clash, nightclub, music ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Kite Runner (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, China, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: After spending years in California, Amir returns to his homeland in Afghanistan to help his old friend Hassan, whose son is in trouble.
Style: emotional, realistic, epic, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: muslim, betrayal, rape, friendship, redemption, childhood, courage, guilt, invasion, bully, secret, death ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary ...
Place: afghanistan, middle east, california, pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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