Movies like Miral

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Miral (2010)
Miral (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Israel, Italy, India, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A drama centered on an orphaned Palestinian girl growing up in the wake of the first Arab-Israeli war who finds herself drawn into the conflict.
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, stylized, gloomy, serious
Plot: orphan, refugee, injustice, rebellion, human spirit, youth, politics, terrorism, life is a bitch, love and romance, fall in love, hopes, refugees, haunted by the past, society, rebelliousness, idealism, political unrest, wartime life, coming of age, strong female presence, archive footage, state affairs, power relations, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 60s, 1940s, 1990s, 1960s
Place: middle east, israel, palestinian authority, jerusalem, palestine

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Most similar movies to Miral

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and captivating films with plots about society, state affairs, political unrest, rebellion, life is a bitch, politics and hopes mostly in Drama, History and Romance genres. Some movies like Miral: A City of Sadness (1989), The Bag of Flour (2012), A Bottle in the Gaza Sea (2010), O Jerusalem (2006), The Clay Bird (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A City of Sadness (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Soon after Japan relinquishes control of Taiwan in 1945, the Lin brothers face hardships from the changing culture. Bar owner Wen-heung (Chen Sown-yung), the eldest brother, falls foul of local gangsters, Wen-sun disappears, and Wen-leung, scarred ...
Style: emotional, rough, tense, captivating, serious ...
Plot: family relations, mute or deaf, political unrest, wartime life, family in danger, rebelliousness, siblings relations, graphic violence, rebellion, life is a bitch, state affairs, society ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: taiwan
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The Bag of Flour (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Morocco
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Based on a true story, this beautifully-shot epic traces the life of Sarah, from her early years in a Catholic orphanage in 1970s Belgium, through her rebellious, poverty-stricken teens in a village in the Atlas mountains of Morocco.
Style: serious, emotional, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: teenage life, rebelliousness, rebellion, youth, society, love and romance, teenage love, discrimination, political unrest, feminism, orphan, little girl ...
Time: 20th century, year 1975, year 1984
Place: morocco, middle east, belgium
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A Bottle in the Gaza Sea (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tai is 17 years old. Naim is 20. She's Israeli. He's Palestinian. She lives in Jerusalem. He lives in Gaza. They were born in a land of scorched earth, where fathers bury their children. They must endure an explosive situation that is not ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: interracial relations, friendship, rebelliousness, family life, danger, politics, society, friends, teenage life, terrorism, political unrest, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, israel, palestinian authority
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O Jerusalem (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, UK, Italy, Greece, Israel, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tale of friendship between two men, one Jewish and the other Arab, as the state of Israel is being created.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, disturbing
Plot: rebellion, military, friendship, political unrest, rebelliousness, wartime life, battles, politics, danger, state affairs, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: israel, holy land, jerusalem, palestine
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The Clay Bird (2002)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Bangladesh
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A family must come to grips with its culture, its faith, and the brutal political changes entering its small-town world.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: hopes, politics, family relations, tradition, village, muslim, estrangement, state affairs, school, political unrest, idealism, religions or cults ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: pakistan, middle east, bangladesh
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13 Roses (2007)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: True story of thirteen totally normal young women that suffered harsh questioning and were put in prison under made up charges of helping the rebellion against Franco back in the 1940s. Despite of their innocence, the thirteen were soon executed ...
Style: disturbing, touching, emotional, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: spanish civil war, woman in danger, false accusation, social decay, injustice, hopes, dishonesty, betrayal, political unrest, prison life, idealism, society ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: spain
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Rebellion (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: France, New Caledonia
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Dissidents in a French colony attack a police station and take hostages.
Style: sincere, serious, tense, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: hostage, politics, rebellion, military, culture clash, political unrest, life is a bitch, state affairs, society, crimes, confined, deadly ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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Goodbye Bafana (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, France, Belgium, South Africa, Italy, UK, Luxembourg
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story of a white South African racist whose life was profoundly altered by the black prisoner he guarded for twenty years. The prisoner's name was Nelson Mandela.
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: racism, prison life, interracial relations, apartheid, friendship, self discovery, leadership, fighting the system, rebellion, human spirit, rebelliousness, political unrest ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: south africa, africa
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Lemon Tree (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Salma Zidane, a widow, lives simply from her grove of lemon trees in the West Bank's occupied territory. The Israeli defense minister and his wife move next door; the Secret Service orders the trees removed for security. The stoic Salma seeks ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: injustice, terrorist, loneliness, occupation, neighbor, widow, fighting the system, idealism, human spirit, love and romance, legal, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, palestine, palestinian authority, middle east, washington d.c. ...
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An Earthy Paradise for the Eyes (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Adolescence is always a difficult time; it is doubly so for Gábina. For one thing, she is growing up in the normalization years of the 1970s, and then she also has to face the reality that her father is a well-known actor disavowed by the regime. ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: idealism, teenage life, rebellion, politics, hopes, actor's life, fighting the system, youth, rebelliousness, political unrest, parents and children, single parent ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1968, year 1977
Place: czechoslovakia, prague, czech republic, europe
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Blame it on Fidel (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A 9-year-old girl weathers big changes in her household as her parents become radical political activists in 1970-71 Paris.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
Plot: radical, politics, family problems, family life, political unrest, parents and children, dysfunctional family, journalism, hopes, immigrants, state affairs, coming of age ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe, chile, cuba ...
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Princess Kaiulani (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Lush scenery and gorgeous photography highlight this bio of Princess Ka'iulani (Q'Orianka Kilcher), a 19th-century Hawaiian princess raised in England but determined to maintain her people's independence from aggressive American ...
Style: sincere, emotional, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: save the kingdom, politics, downfall, youth, life is a bitch, fall in love, destiny, political unrest, princess, historical figure, social differences, redemption ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 9th century
Place: hawaii, usa
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Endgame (2009)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The time is the late '80s, a crucial period in the history of South Africa. President P.W. Botha is hanging on to power by a thread as the African National Congress (ANC) takes up arms against apartheid and the country tumbles toward ...
Style: captivating, tense, serious, sincere, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bomb, politics, rebellion, hopes, danger, political unrest, wartime life, revolution, siege, leadership, unlikely partners, state affairs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: south africa, england, africa, europe, cape town south africa
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The Black Pimpernel (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Mexico, Denmark
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story about Swedish ambassador in Chile - Harald Edelstam - and his heroic actions to protect the innocent people from the execution during and after the military coup on September 11th 1973.
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, rough, emotional ...
Plot: political intrigue, life is a bitch, politics, romance, society, injustice, political unrest, revolution, human spirit, human rights, ambassador, fighting the system ...
Time: year 1973
Place: chile
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Children of Glory (2006)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Sport, War
Country: Hungary
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Children of Glory will commemorate Hungary's heroic Revolution of 1956, and takes place in Budapest and at the Melbourne Olympic Games in October and November of that year. While Soviet tanks were destroying Hungary, the Hungarian water polo ...
Style: captivating, rough, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: politics, sport team, revolution, resistance, rebellion, wartime life, human spirit, state affairs, contests and competitions, life is a bitch, athlete's life, society ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1956
Place: hungary, europe, australia, budapest hungary, melbourne australia ...
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The Dovekeepers (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Story: This four-hour miniseries is based on Alice Hoffman’s acclaimed historical novel about four extraordinary women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the siege of Masada.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, stylized ...
Plot: strong female presence, survival, society, political unrest, rebellion, rebelliousness, siege, love and romance, religion, battles, curses spells and rituals, hopes ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, israel, middle east, jerusalem
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Army of Crime (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France
Duration: 139 min.
Story: This gripping historical drama recounts the story of Armenian-born Missak Manouchian, a woodworker and political activist who led an immigrant laborer division of the Parisian Resistance on 30 operations against the Nazis in 1943. The Nazis branded ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: resistance, world war two, poet, occupation, human spirit, idealism, heroes, rebellion, youth, war, deadly, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: paris france, france
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Inch'Allah (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Canadian doctor finds her sympathies sorely tested while working in the conflict ravaged Palestinian territories.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, disturbing, serious, emotional ...
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, political unrest, doctors and patients, injustice, society, friendship, life is a bitch, wartime life, doctor, terrorism, tragedy, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, palestine, palestinian authority, middle east, jerusalem
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The Front Line (2009)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, Belgium, UK, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An Italian man looks back from his jail cell on his youthful exploits as a political extremist with understanding, candour and remorse.
Style: exciting, serious, emotional, sincere, tense ...
Plot: fighting the system, rebellion, idealism, state affairs, politics, love and romance, youth, hopes, blind ambition, society, danger, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1982
Place: italy, europe
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The Kite (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Lebanon, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young 15 year old girl, Lamia, lives in a southern Lebanese village on the border with Israel. She is given in marriage to her cousin on the other side of the border. As Lamia crosses the barbed wire she also passes from childhood into adulthood, ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: teenage life, introspection, wartime life, family tradition, military, fall in love, life is a bitch, youth, culture clash, political unrest, society, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: lebanon, israel, middle east
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Oranges and Sunshine (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of Margaret Humphreys, a social worker from Nottingham, who uncovers one of the most significant social scandals in recent times – the forced migration of children from the United Kingdom. Almost singlehandedly, Margaret reunited ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: social worker, against the odds, uncover truth, fighting the system, deportation, injustice, society, life is a bitch, state affairs, rebellion, family reunited, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london, south australia, australia ...
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Some Mother's Son (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the 1981 hunger strike in a British prison, in which IRA prisoner Bobby Sands led a protest against the treatment of IRA prisoners as criminals rather than as prisoners of war. The film focuses on the mothers of two of the ...
Style: bleak, captivating, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, prison, betrayal, legal, family relations, terrorism, struggle, strike, terrorist, human spirit, british, power relations ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, vatican, northern ireland, england
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The Time That Remains (2009)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Belgium, Italy, UK, United Arab Emirates, Israel
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An examination of the creation of the state of Israel in 1948 through to the present day.[Synopsis from the director, courtesy of Cannes Film Festival] : "The Time That Remains" is a semi biographic film, in four historic episodes, about a ...
Style: psychological, humorous, thought provoking, realistic, touching ...
Plot: political unrest, family life, unfulfillment, politics, family relations, state affairs, wartime life, life is a bitch, parents and children, society, dark humor
Time: 21st century, 40s, 20th century, contemporary, 1940s
Place: israel, middle east, palestine
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The Dust of Time (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, Italy, Germany, Russia, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A, an American film director of Greek ancestry, is making a film that tells his story and the story of his parents. It is a tale that unfolds in Italy, Germany, Russia, Kazakhstan, Canada and the USA. The main character is Eleni, who is claimed and ...
Style: sentimental, atmospheric, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: love affair, love and romance, lovers reunited, society, couple relations, political unrest, hopes, starting over, politics, parents and children, couples, introspection ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: russia, usa, germany, italy, kazakhstan ...
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Mayerling (1968)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria (Omar Sharif) clashes with his father, Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria (James Mason), over implementing progressive policies for their country. Ava Gardner plays his mother Empress Elisabeth. Rudolf soon feels he is ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: tragic love, infidelity, forbidden love, revolution, politics, romance, royal family, hopes, society, state affairs, fall in love, rebelliousness ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: austria, england, italy, venice, europe ...
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St. Michael Had a Rooster (1972)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sentenced to life imprisonment for illegal activities, Italian International member Giulio Manieri holds on to his political ideals while struggling against madness in the loneliness of his prison cell.
Style: gloomy, realistic, serious, thought provoking, contemplative
Plot: revolution, politics, political unrest, prison, introspection, chaos and mayhem, human spirit, moral dilemma, self discovery, prison life, haunted by the past, solitary ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: italy, europe
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Strike (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In poverty, she found strength. In oppression, she found courage. In solidarity, she found a reason to believe again. Acclaimed German actress Katharina Thalbach (THE TIN DRUM, SOPHIE’S CHOICE) stars in this hard-hitting historical drama set during ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: working class, labor union, ambition, rebellion, fighting the system, human spirit, society, life is a bitch, workplace, politics, rivalry, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, poland
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The Edelweiss Pirates (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Im Kölner Stadtteil Ehrenfeld lebt eine Gruppe von Arbeiterkindern kurz vor Ende des Zweiten Weltkriegs ihren ganz eigenen Alltag. Die selbsternannten „Edelweißpiraten“ träumen von einer gerechten Welt und sehnen sich nach der unbeschwerten ...
Style: captivating, tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: resistance, wartime life, human spirit, young heroes, rebellion, danger, against humanity, life is a bitch, confined, idealism, rebelliousness, captivity ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe
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The Kautokeino Rebellion (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Religious and cultural reawakening inspires rebellion in a 19th century Norwegian village.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, epic, bleak
Plot: rebellion, christianity, rebel, political unrest, rebelliousness, religions or cults, life is a bitch, society, state affairs, tragic event, war, snow ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, norway
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Snow Pirates (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the shadow of the military coup in 1980, these children aged 12-13, playing their childish games soon arrive at an understanding of life's responsibilities and are hastily introduced into the world of the grownups.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, captivating, bleak
Plot: self discovery, friendship, society, youth, life is a bitch, small town, friends, coming of age, distopia, children
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: turkey
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