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The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008)
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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, realistic, disturbing, gloomy, atmospheric, brutal, heartbreaking, dramatic, light ...
Plot: injustice, destructive relationship, discrimination, village, witnessing a crime, sadism, tragic hero, adultery, death penalty, society, loss of family member, car, cowardice, stoning, couple relations, blackmail, french, journalist, divorce, corruption, religious fundamentalism, dishonesty, religion, life is a bitch, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 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 ...
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Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
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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: emotional, serious, thought provoking, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: chick flick
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Time: 80s
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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.
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Plot: terrorism, politics, 9/11, innocence lost, elderly, war on terror, unsociability, media, skyscraper, injustice, danger, village ...
Time: 2000s
Place: iran, middle east, europe, former yugoslavia, usa ...
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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
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
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Style: tense, serious, disturbing, realistic, bleak ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: Mauritania, France
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: disturbing, serious, gloomy, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: religions or cults, society, civil war, religious fundamentalism, cattle, religious differences, life is a bitch, courtroom drama, family in crisis, political unrest, life turned upside down, injustice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 99 min.
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Time: 20th century, 70s
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The Circle (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 90 min.
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Place: iran, middle east, california
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34%
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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: bleak, emotional, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
Plot: tragic love, priest, destructive relationship, small town, faith, prostitute, god, obsession, paralysis, accident, sin, nurse ...
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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: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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10,000 Black Men Named George (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
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Style: talky, serious, sincere, realistic, bleak ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Man Without a Face (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, inspirational, emotional ...
Audience: kids
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Dog Sweat (2010)
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Style: serious, atmospheric, psychological, realistic, bleak ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Genre: Drama
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Style: emotional, realistic, serious, psychological, dramatic ...
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Style: epic, surreal, tense, serious, atmospheric ...
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Time: ancient history, 1st century, 30s
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem, israel
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30%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, biting, emotional ...
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Genre: Drama
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Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
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Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
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Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
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Style: serious, captivating, realistic, touching, atmospheric ...
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Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Ragtime (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early 1900s New York City.
Style: clever, serious, captivating, realistic, disturbing ...
Audience: kids
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Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, 1930s, 18th century
Place: harlem, usa, new york, manhattan new york city, atlantic city new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: emotional, realistic, disturbing, serious, touching ...
Plot: sexual abuse, corporal punishment, innocence lost, dysfunctional family, parents and children, coming of age, down on your luck, life is a bitch, society, youth, couples, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 90s, 1940s ...
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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: bleak, serious, emotional, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: loan, survival, countryside, human nature, down on your luck, family in crisis, against the odds, hopes, family problems, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: america
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA, India
Duration: 122 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: bleak, serious, gloomy, realistic, psychological ...
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%