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Salt of This Sea (2008)
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Salt of This Sea (2008)
Original name: ملح هذا البحر
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Palestine, Belgium, France, Spain, Switzerland
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Born in Brooklyn to Palestinian refugee parents, Soraya (Suheir Hammad) decides to journey to the country of her ancestry when she discovers that her grandfather's savings have been frozen in a Jaffa bank account since his 1948 exile. She soon finds, however, that her simple plan is a complicated undertaking -- and one that takes her farther from her comfort zone (both geographically and emotionally) than she'd imagined in this romantic drama.
Style: serious, captivating, sincere, emotional, realistic, contemplative
Plot: heist, politics, love affair, social differences, state affairs, injustice, life is a bitch, love and romance, discrimination, political unrest, bank robbery, society, female director, diaspora, beach, male nudity, ak 47, city in ruins, israeli palestinian conflict
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, palestine, new york, middle east, usa, palestinian authority

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and captivating films with plots about society, love and romance, political unrest, life is a bitch, state affairs, romance and couples mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like Salt of This Sea: Red Rose (2014), Flowers of Evil (2010), Nuts for Love (2000), Inch'Allah (2012), Belle du Seigneur (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: political unrest, idealism, politics, life is a bitch, state affairs, society, husband wife relationship, violence, female director, extramarital affair, cigarette smoking, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, tehran iran
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Flowers of Evil (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Paris-Tehran. A rootless love story between Gecko, young and free, and Anahita, an Iranian woman in exile - tangled up in History and steeped in Internet, unique and spontaneous
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: love affair, political unrest, opposites attract, society, immigrants, computers and web, unlikely couple, internet, misfit, state affairs, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, france, iran, paris france, europe
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89%
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Nuts for Love (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: En 1975, unos meses antes del comienzo de la dictadura militar argentina, Alicia y Marcelo se conocen en un concierto de Sui Géneris. El amor surge inmediatamente entre ellos, pero el retorno del novio de Alicia provoca la separación. En 1982, en ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: social differences, lovers reunited, reunion, love affair, romance, state affairs, politics, love and romance, couples, unfulfilled love, destiny, political unrest ...
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.9
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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, serious, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, doctors and patients, political unrest, society, injustice, friendship, wartime life, life is a bitch, doctor, terrorism, tragedy, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, palestine, palestinian authority, middle east, jerusalem
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73%
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Belle du Seigneur (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Luxembourg, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: English-language adaptation of Albert Cohen's epic Swiss tale of a tortured love affair between a high-ranking Jewish official and the protestant wife of one of his employees.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious
Plot: tragic love, romance, love affair, love triangle, infidelity, cheating wife, social differences, society, political unrest, unfulfillment, anti semitism, state affairs ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: switzerland, europe
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65%
Night Catches Us (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After growing up during the tumultuous 1960s, ex-Black Panther Marcus returns to his home in Philadelphia in 1976 and reconnects with Pat, the widow of a Panther leader. Marcus befriends Pat's young daughter and attempts to conquer his demons. ...
Style: sincere, uplifting, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: political unrest, social differences, homecoming, haunted by the past, injustice, social relations, teenage life, working class, corrupt law enforcer, romance, society, black panther party ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: philadelphia, usa
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59%
The Imperialists Are Still Alive! (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young artist in Manhattan falls in love with a Mexican.
Style: serious, sentimental, sincere, touching, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: nightclub, love and romance, life is a bitch, social relations, missing person, social differences, love affair, couple relations, friendship, conspiracy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, middle east
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50%
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Loving Leah (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A handsome Washington, D.C. doctor and a young New York woman fall in love at an unusual time...after they get married. Leah Lever is married to an Orthodox rabbi, Benjamin Lever, whose brother, Jake is a successful cardiologist and a non-practicing ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, captivating, touching
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, couples, death in the family, society, religions or cults, cardiologist, marriage of convenience, love and romance, fall in love, family relations, family tradition, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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44%
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Language of the Enemy (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An American Jewish man visiting Jerusalem for the funeral of his father gets sucked into a world of violent intrigue after meeting a mysterious, beautiful Palestinian woman.
Style: realistic, tense, emotional, psychological, serious ...
Plot: terrorism, political unrest, couples, politics, danger, undercover, unfulfillment, society, american, femme fatale, intrigue, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, palestinian authority, jerusalem
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44%
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Lorna Doone (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: The year is 1675. England is threatened by religious and political rivalries. King Charles II's Catholic brother, James, is next in line for the throne, but many Protestants put their faith in Charles' illegitimate son, The Duke of ...
Style: realistic, emotional, stylized, serious, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: revenge, romance, love and romance, state affairs, uninhibited rivalry, forbidden love, political unrest, vengeance, love, countryside, politics, rivalry ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: england, scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.9
 280
Musical Chairs (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When his dancer partner, Mia, lands in the hospital after an accident, Armando persuades her to train for an upcoming wheelchair ballroom dancing contest
Style: emotional, sentimental, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: disability, romance, couples, dance school, against the odds, human spirit, lifestyle, follow your dream, society, contests and competitions, hopes, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
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42%
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Jean Charles (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Brazil
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The tragic true story of Jean Charles de Menezes, the innocent Brazilian shot dead by British police in 2005 at the height of the London terrorist alerts.
Style: sincere, realistic, emotional, serious, contemplative
Plot: wrong place wrong time, injustice, mistaken identity, society, social differences, life is a bitch, family relations, political unrest, immigrants, city life, graphic violence, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.3
 131
Villa Touma (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel, Palestine
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Three unmarried aristocratic Christian sisters from Ramallah have shut themselves in their villa clinging desperately to their former glory, until their orphan niece, Badia, walks into their life and turns their world upside down.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: family relations, life is a bitch, wartime life, teaching the ways of the world, confined, isolation, bittersweet, family in crisis, orphan, sister sister relationship, women, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, palestinian authority, palestine, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.7
 571
The Promise (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, France, Switzerland
Duration: 115 min.
Story: East-Berlin, 1961, shortly after the erection of the Wall. Konrad, Sophie and three of their friends plan a daring escape to Western Germany. The attempt is successful, except for Konrad, who remains behind. From then on, and for the next 28 years, ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: politics, romance, social differences, fall in love, terminal illness, love affair, political unrest, unfulfillment, society, love and romance, couple relations, lovers reunited ...
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Place: germany, europe, prague, german democratic republic, berlin germany ...
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38%
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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: realistic, serious, captivating, touching, contemplative ...
Plot: starting over, social differences, injustice, couples, life is a bitch, society, state affairs, dishonesty, forceful separation, political corruption, human nature, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea, north korea
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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: bleak, thought provoking, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: survival, hidden identity, danger, injustice, political unrest, family relations, religions or cults, feminism, human nature, war, life is a bitch, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Un Dimanche à Kigali (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In April 1994, the middle-aged Canadian journalist Bernard Valcourt is making a documentary in Kigali about AIDS. He secretly falls in love for the Tutsi waitress of his hotel Gentille, who is younger than him, in a period of violent racial ...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: fall in love, genocide, aids, social differences, love affair, journalism, politics, racism, love and romance, life is a bitch, hopes, against humanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rwanda, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Out Loud (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Lebanon
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A modern tale of friendship and love in Lebanon today. It is also a bittersweet reflection on the social struggles of the after war generation.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, social, contemplative
Plot: friendship, against the rules, introspection, life is a bitch, love affair, starting over, injustice, society, rebellion, love and romance, hopes, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: lebanon
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Ultimate Life (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Despite his best intentions, billionaire Jason Stevens can’t find enough time to keep his beloved Alexia a priority. But when he discovers his late grandfather’s journal, he is transported back to Red Stevens’ incredible world. With everything ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, family relations, sent to the past, introspection, destiny, teaching the ways of the world, hopes, once in a lifetime opportunity, lawsuit, rags to riches, billionaire, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, haiti
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Once Upon a Time in Rio (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Situated just above the awe-inspiring Ipanema beach in Rio is the Cantagalo slum. Every day, floods of Cantagalo residents make their way down the mountain, only to disappear into their surroundings as part of the invisible working-class that cleans ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: love, love and romance, romance, forbidden love, parents and children, social differences, fall in love, family relations, couples, life is a bitch, rich and poor, gun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, brazil, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Red Dust (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sarah Barcant, a lawyer in New York City who grew up in South Africa, returns to her childhood dwelling place to intercede for Alex Mpondo, a Black South African politician who was tortured during apartheid.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, political
Plot: apartheid, politics, courtroom drama, dishonesty, rivalry, state affairs, crimes, life is a bitch, injustice, haunted by the past, missing person, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: emotional, sincere, epic, serious, realistic ...
Plot: fall in love, destiny, political unrest, save the kingdom, life is a bitch, politics, youth, downfall, princess, historical figure, social differences, redemption ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 9th century
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 878
Here (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Set against the gorgeous landscape of Armenia, Here chronicles a brief but intense relationship between an American satellite-mapping engineer (Foster) and an expatriate photographer (Azabal) who impulsively decide to travel across the remote ...
Style: surreal, captivating, sincere, realistic, tense ...
Plot: self discovery, satellite, on the road, love affair, society, wilderness, culture clash, journey, romance, adventure, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: armenia, caucasus
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, rebelliousness, interracial relations, family life, danger, politics, society, friends, teenage life, terrorism, political unrest, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, israel, palestinian authority
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.4
 681
The Slut (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Tamar, an attractive single mother, lives alone in a small village with her two daughters. Unsatisfied, she attempts to fill her many voids through meaningless sexual rendezvous.
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: sexual relations, slut, lifestyle, starting over, opposites attract, introspection, fall in love, addiction, life is a bitch, single parent, couples, looking for sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.9
 8K
What If... (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Greece
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Athens - Greece - The age of Economic crisis Demetris is a highly independent man who lives a normal life. A confirmed bachelor at the age of 33! When a moment arrives, his choice at that point in time will change everything. His roommate is a ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, contemplative
Plot: destiny, love and romance, true love, couple relations, couples, romance, fall in love, female nudity, society, political unrest, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, greek ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: greece, europe, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.1
 662
G (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young Hip Hop star named Summer G falls for a middle to upper class sister while in college. After she rejects him for a fellow social climber, Summer G spends ten years building a Hip Hop empire, then moves to the Hamptons where he finds the ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, captivating, gloomy
Plot: modern day adaptation, hip hop, lifestyle, love triangle, unfulfilled love, lovers reunited, social differences, haunted by the past, tragic love, infidelity, love affair, showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Green Chariot (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 47 min.
Story: Emigration to Israel challenges Sasha's Jewish identity. Will love help him to go over this crisis?
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: moral dilemma, fall in love, society, romance, love and romance, religions or cults, family relations, parents and children, immigrants, misfit, jewish, emigration ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.3
 831
Freedom Song (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Freedom Song (2000) is a made-for-TV film based on true stories of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi in the 1960s. It tells the story of the struggle of African Americans to register to vote in the fictional town of Quinlan. In the midst of ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, captivating, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: racism, fighting the system, interracial relations, rebellion, life is a bitch, teenage life, parents and children, injustice, society, hopes, politics, americana ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.5
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Love (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, China
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Eight people try to end their loneliness by searching for that one person to love, who can make their life complete.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: romance, fall in love, friends, love affair, wooing, couple relations, couples, looking for love, urban, love and romance, taiwanese, loneliness
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%