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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, witnessing a crime, tragic hero, village, society, loss of family member, adultery, death penalty, couple relations, divorce, stoning, cowardice, car, sadism, dishonesty, life is a bitch, blackmail, french, journalist, corruption, religious fundamentalism, social relations, village life ...
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 realistic, serious, emotional and sincere films with plots about society, life is a bitch, injustice, racism, husband wife relationship, islam and mentor mostly in Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Stoning of Soraya M.: The Passion of the Christ (2004), Not Without My Daughter (1991), September 11 (2002), Osama (2003), Madame Bovary (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, religions or cults, clergy, bible, sacrifice, redemption, last supper, mission, religion ...
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, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
Audience: chick flick
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Time: 80s
Place: iran, middle east, persia, israel
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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: bleak, serious, realistic, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, hijacking, 9/11, innocence lost, elderly, war on terror, unsociability, media, skyscraper, injustice, danger ...
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: bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious, captivating ...
Plot: survival, coming of age, oppression, child abuse, hidden identity, injustice, danger, dishonesty, escapades, heroes, society, islam ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, pakistan, afghanistan, iran, poland
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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
Place: europe, france
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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, serious, realistic, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: labor union, rise to the top, boss and employee, interracial relations, discrimination, price of justice, racism, showbiz, social decay, workplace situations, injustice, fighting the system ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 1930s, 1920s
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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: atmospheric, serious, psychological, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: human becomes animal, village, losing-it hero, village life, farm, social relations, mentally unstable, countryside, split personality, down on your luck, animal life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: iran, asia, middle east
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The Accused (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After a young woman suffers a brutal rape in a bar one night, a prosecutor assists in bringing the perpetrators to justice, including the ones who encouraged and cheered on the attack.
Style: realistic, disturbing, tense, bleak, serious ...
Plot: sexual abuse, courtroom drama, rape, lawyer, bar, injustice, testimony, jury, district attorney, dedicated lawyer, witnessing a crime, alcohol ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
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The Cyclist (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 82 min.
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Style: serious, emotional, 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%
Mandela and de Klerk (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Sidney Poitier and Michael Caine both received Emmy nominations for their performances in this made-for-TV movie. The plot follows Nelson Mandela's 27-year struggle to end apartheid.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Plot: discrimination, racism, prison, political unrest, injustice, righting the wronged, fighting the system, heroes, hopes, rebellion, society, state affairs ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s
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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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
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Breaking the Waves (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, France, Netherlands, Norway, Iceland, Spain
Duration: 159 min.
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Style: bleak, emotional, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: scotland, europe
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40%
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The Circle (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: bleak, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
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Place: iran, middle east, california
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Paris Trout (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Paris Trout is a vile Southern bigot. He owns a store and is a loanshark. He often sues people, and so his lawyer, Harry Seagraves, eventually meets Paris' wife Hannah. A former schoolteacher, she made the mistake of her life when she married ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, biting, emotional ...
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Place: georgia, usa
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The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In February, 1962, as the civil rights movement reaches Bayonne, Louisiana, a New York journalist arrives to interview Jane Pittman, who has just turned 110. She tells him her story dating back to her earliest memories before slavery ended. In ...
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Blood Done Sign My Name (2010)
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The Man Without a Face (1993)
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Audience: kids
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Women Without Men (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Ukraine, Morocco
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Style: serious, emotional, realistic, thought provoking, uplifting
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
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37%
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 ...
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37%
Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France, Germany
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Story: The trial story of Viviane Amsalem's five year fight to obtain her divorce in front of the only legal authority competent for divorce cases in Israel, the Rabbinical Court.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: judge, divorce, unsupportive spouse, courtroom drama, discrimination, legal, society, legal action, religions or cults, injustice, fighting the system, rebellion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Bashu, the Little Stranger (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 120 min.
Story: During the Iran-Iraq War, Bashu, a young boy loses his house and all his family. Scared, he sneaks into a truck that is leaving the area. He gets off the truck in the Northern part of the country, where everything from landscape to language is ...
Style: serious, realistic
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
America So Beautiful (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
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Time: 70s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The North (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 141 min.
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Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, touching, emotional ...
Plot: immigrants, village, culture clash, on the road, human nature, parents and children, rich and poor, injustice, hopes, society, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, latin america, los angeles, usa, central america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
A Gathering of Old Men (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A regular day in a Louisiana sugarcane plantation changes course when a local white farmer is shot in self defense. A group of old, black men takes a courageous step by coming forward en masse to take responsibility for the killing of a white ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional, touching ...
Plot: racism, dedicated lawyer, interracial relations, discrimination, false accusation, injustice, fighting the system, americana, legal, society, life is a bitch, golden years ...
Time: 80s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Shoot the Moon (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
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Style: emotional, realistic, serious, psychological, dramatic ...
Plot: divorce, tennis court, suburbs, infidelity, fall in love, dysfunctional family, family life, crumbling marriage, introspection, couple relations, love affair, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, california
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36%
 8.2
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Hamoun (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Hamoon's wife is leaving him. He is also unsuccessfully trying to finish his Ph.D. thesis. He is forced to reexamine his life. In a series of flashbacks and dreams, Hamoon tries to figure out what he did wrong.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere, biting ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, introspection, couple relations, hopes, society, unfulfillment, couples, starting over, working class, dull life, life is a bitch, domestic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: iran, asia, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.2
 238
Day Break (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Since the Islamic Revolution in Iran, capital punishment is carried out according to Islamic law, which gives the family of the victim ownership of the offender's life. Day Break - based on a compilation of true stories and shot inside ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing, thought provoking ...
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