Movies like Women Without Men

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Women Without Men (2009)
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Women Without Men (2009)
Original name: زنان بدون مردان
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, serious, realistic, stylized, atmospheric, captivating, contemplative
Plot: prostitute, life is a bitch, social differences, society, state affairs, rich and poor, coping, coup d'etat, women, family relations, revolution, injustice, strong female presence, family tradition, low lives, political unrest, adult virgin, siblings relations, power relations, sex, dancing, rape, musician, army, wedding ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran

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Most similar movies to Women Without Men

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and captivating films with plots about society, life is a bitch, family relations, injustice, social differences, state affairs and political unrest mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Women Without Men: The Circle (2000), Goodbye (2011), The Hidden Half (2001), Let the Wind Blow (2004), Iron Island (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, injustice, society, friendship, abortion, women's rights, discrimination ...
Time: 70s
Place: iran, middle east, california
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95%
 6.9
 740
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Story: Without her husband and without her lawyer’s licence, which has been withdrawn, Noora is left pregnant and alone in her apartment.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
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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: serious, captivating, thought provoking, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: militant, rebellion, fighting the system, woman in danger, injustice, society, life is a bitch, legal action, legal, state affairs, feminism, political unrest ...
Time: 70s
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Let the Wind Blow (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A collegian in turbulent Mumbai attempts to improve his lifestyle.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: destiny, follow your dream, rich and poor, working class, state affairs, hopes, youth, society, family relations, parents and children, political unrest, social differences ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: india, asia, bombay india
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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 7.2
 841
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: serious, realistic, thought provoking, sincere, touching ...
Plot: ship, forbidden love, human nature, power relations, injustice, hopes, misfit, young lovers, human spirit, life is a bitch, social misfits, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, persia
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 4.3
 371
Hitler's Grave (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Asia is a young Iranian woman whose brother has been tortured in prisons of the Islamic Republic of Iran during the recent controversial presidential elections in Iran. She goes to Berlin to find the grave of Hitler fulfilling a promise made to her ...
Style: realistic, sincere, tense, serious, contemplative
Plot: society, strong female presence, political unrest, religions or cults, rabbi, iranian, promise
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, germany, middle east, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 7.4
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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, mother son relationship, sister sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tokyo, tehran, tehran iran ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 6.5
 156
Cairo Exit (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A powerful account of life in contemporary Cairo, this raw drama about a pair of star-crossed lovers shines a powerful spotlight upon the social and cultural taboos that riddle the city's diverse population. Heralding a bold new shift for ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, stylized, bleak
Plot: dysfunctional family, social differences, unfulfilled love, social decay, working class, life is a bitch, society, love and romance, single parent, realism, family relations, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: egypt, africa, middle east, cairo egypt
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81%
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Daniel (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The fictionalized story of Daniel, the son of Paul and Rochelle Isaacson, who were executed as Soviet spies in the 1950s. As a graduate student in New York in the 1960s, Daniel is involved in the antiwar protest movement and contrasts his ...
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, sincere, contemplative
Plot: espionage, betrayal, politics, undercover, state affairs, injustice, uncover truth, racism, dishonesty, legal, life is a bitch, fighting the system ...
Time: 50s, 60s
Place: usa, new york, asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
A Raisin in the Sun (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Dreams can make a life worth living, but they can also be dashed by bad decisions. This is the crossroads whare the Younger family find themselves when their father passes away and leaves them with $10,000 in life insurance money. Should they buy a ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, sincere, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: racism, family relations, discrimination, injustice, rich and poor, couple relations, parents and children, social differences, follow your dream, single parent, interracial relations, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.6
 334
Orange Honey (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Portugal
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Andalusia in the fifties. Enrique and Carmen just meet and fall deeply in love. Carmen gets him to stay in military service in a court of the city. Enrique, in view of the injustices he witnesses every day, realizes that to change the course of ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: soldier, life turned upside down, rebellion, fighting the system, against the rules, moral dilemma, rebelliousness, injustice, life is a bitch, state affairs, society, military ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: spain, andalusia
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.8
 128
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, muslim, repression, infidelity, islam, hijab ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, hidden identity, political unrest, injustice, life is a bitch, war, state affairs, dishonesty, human nature, feminism, family relations, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.9
 81
Dance Town (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A North Korean refugee, Jung-Nim, is trying to find a new life in South Korea, with people suspecting that she is a spy.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, thought provoking ...
Plot: social differences, starting over, couple relations, human nature, political corruption, society, state affairs, life is a bitch, dishonesty, injustice, couples, forceful separation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 8.2
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I Am Cuba (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cuba, Soviet Union
Duration: 141 min.
Story: An unabashed exercise in cinema stylistics, I Am Cuba is pro-Castro/anti-Batista rhetoric dressed up in the finest clothes. The film's four dramatic stories take place in the final days of the Batista regime; the first two illustrate the ills ...
Style: captivating, epic, factual, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: rebellion, propaganda, political unrest, revolution, state affairs, society, politics, injustice, tyranny, coup d'etat, power struggle, peasant ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba, tokyo, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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The Beehive (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: As in the novel of the same title from Camilo Jose Cela, "La Colmena" is a sad composition with the stories of many people in the Madrid of 1942, just the postwar of the spanish civil war. The main theme of the film is the contrast between ...
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: brothel, post war, ambition, society, misfit, life is a bitch, social misfits, artists and showbiz, cafe, power relations, injustice, performer's life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: madrid, spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Kitchen Toto (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The son of a priest slain by the Mau Mau moves in with a police officer and his wife in 1950 Kenya.
Style: thought provoking, biting, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Plot: power relations, family problems, family relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), discrimination, social differences, political unrest, racism, culture clash, family life, moral dilemma, interracial relations ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.0
 1K
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, down on your luck, social misfits, life is a bitch, prostitute, taxi driver ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Kabei: Our Mother (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Set in Tokyo in 1940, the peaceful life of the Nogami Family suddenly changes when the father, Shigeru, is arrested and accused of being a Communist. His wife Kayo works frantically from morning to night to maintain the household and bring up her ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: life is a bitch, world war two, parents and children, political unrest, wartime life, family relations, single parent, state affairs, unsupportive parent, nationalism, death in the family, wartime ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.9
 778
Yasmin (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In England, the Pakistanis Yasmin lives two lives in two different worlds: in her community, she wears Muslin clothes, cooks for her father and brother and has the traditional behavior of a Muslin woman. Further, she has a non-consumed marriage with ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere
Plot: family relations, immigrants, culture clash, false accusation, social differences, religions or cults, injustice, parents and children, life is a bitch, society, terrorism, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001
Place: pakistan, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.5
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The Door (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: This is a story of a special relationship between two women, a writer and her maid.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, talky ...
Plot: friendship, writer's life, master and servant, society, rich and poor, power relations, strong female presence, maid, world war two, artists and showbiz, weirdo, flashback ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.0
 174
One Night (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 78 min.
Story: On her way home one night, a young working girl who lives alone with her mother is asked to go sleep at her friend's house. She wanders all night in Teheran and meets three men who have different stories.
Style: sincere, atmospheric, realistic, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: introspection, society, lifestyle, nightlife, social differences, city life, social issues, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mother daughter relationship, class differences, marital infidelity, child in peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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The Uncertainty Principle (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Having lost her place among the social elite, a widow remarries and starts a family.
Style: realistic, cynical, serious, talky, stylized ...
Plot: starting over, estate, hopes, destiny, infidelity, rich and poor, couples, life is a bitch, society, dishonesty, social differences, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
A Respectable Family (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Arash is an Iranian academic who lives in the West. He returns to Iran to teach in Shiraz, a city far from Tehran where his mother lives. Drawn into a series of domestic and financial dramas, he faces a country that is now alien to him. Following ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, non-linear ...
Plot: homecoming, haunted by the past, family problems, estrangement, life is a bitch, society, dysfunctional family, wartime life, death in the family, freedom, bureaucracy, assassination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 20th century, year 1981 ...
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
My Tehran for Sale (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, Iran
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Marzieh is a young female actress living in Tehran. The authorities ban her theatre work and, like all young people in Iran, she is forced to lead a secret life in order to express herself artistically. At an underground rave, she meets Iranian born ...
Style: captivating, serious, disturbing, realistic
Plot: heavy metal culture, rebellion, government agency, state affairs, heavy metal, family relations, against the rules, life is a bitch, gender, mother daughter relationship, political prisoner, suicide ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, tehran iran, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.9
 5K
Princesses (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Set in Spain, the story is about friendship and love in the world of prostitution.
Style: serious, disturbing, sincere, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, friendship, lifestyle, self discovery, hopes, society, social differences, rape, racism, depression, immigration, female friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Stolen Children (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Switzerland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Antonio, a policeman (carabiniere), has an order to take two children (Rosetta and her brother Luciano) from Milan to Sicily to an orphanage. Their mother has been arrested for forcing Rosetta (11 years old) to work as a prostitute. First the ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, captivating, sincere, neorealism ...
Plot: orphanage, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, social differences, family problems, gain trust, society, self discovery, on the road, honest law enforcer, prostitute, custody ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, sicily, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Almayer's Folly (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A tale of an occidental merchant, Kaspar Almayer, whose dreams of riches for his beloved daughter, Nina, collapse under the weight of his own greed and prejudice.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: parents and children, obsession, family relations, tragic hero, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, society, racism, hopes, ambition, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.3
 126
Red Rose (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Iran, Greece
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A politically complacent middle-aged man and a young pro-democracy activist debate about the future of their country while hiding from the police, in this fascinating drama that blends scripted scenes with on-the-ground footage from Iran’s 2009 ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: political unrest, idealism, state affairs, society, politics, life is a bitch, husband wife relationship, violence, sex scene, torture, extramarital affair, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%