Movies like The Peddler

If you like "The Peddler" you are looking for anthology movies about / with poverty, abandoned baby, insanity, old age, merchant, caretaker and cripple themes of Drama genre shot in Iran.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
The Peddler (1987)
 6.8
 325
The Peddler (1987)
Original name: دستفروش
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The movie consists of three episodes that explore the lives of poor and desperate in Iran. In episode one, a very poor couple with many crippled children abandon their newly born baby in hopes that it will have a better future. In the second episode, a mentally impaired and isolated young man tries to take care of his senile mother who is almost dead. In the third episode, a cowardly and desperate peddler tries to escape from his boss.
Style: anthology
Plot: poverty, abandoned baby, insanity, old age, merchant, caretaker, cripple, mother son relationship
Place: iran

Movie in categories

Most similar movies to The Peddler

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and psychological films with plots about poverty, family relations, iranian, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, mother son relationship and society mostly in Drama, Comedy and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Peddler: The Cyclist (1989), M for Mother (2006), Boycott (1986), The Custodian (1976), What the Sun Has Seen (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
 2K
The Cyclist (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The wife of Nasim, an Afghan immigrant in Iran, is gravely ill. He needs money to pay for her care, but his day labor digging wells does not pay enough. A friend connects Nasim to a two-bit promoter who sells tickets to watch Nasim ride a bicycle ...
Style: gloomy, psychological, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: immigrants, refugee, gambling, cycling, black market, politics, obsessive quest, dishonesty, society, ambition, coming of age, mentally challenged ...
Time: 80s
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.4
 4K
M for Mother (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 113 min.
Story: What appears to be a grand love story turns sour when parents-to-be discover that their unborn child will likely be born with serious birth defects, as a result of the mother's exposure to chemical weapons during the Iran-Iraq war. The father ...
Plot: iraq iran war, concert, divorce, politician, sick child, poverty, cancer, violin, death of mother, suicide
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 5.9
 279
Boycott (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Valeh, a member of a leftist organization, is arrested by the SAVAK and sentenced to death. In prison, he reconsiders his relationships with members of his political cell, and begins to doubt the validity of the ideas for which he is condemned. At ...
Plot: prison, marxism, faith, arrest, death penalty, iranian, capture, torture, anti communist, guerilla warfare, baby, doubt ...
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
The Custodian (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Davoud Najafi lives with his father Rahman who is the custodian of a small company and his disabled brother Ne'mat. His sister Aghdas is pregnant and her husband is away in Kuwait, so they have to bear her expenses too. Davoud loves film making ...
Plot: class society, desperation, security guard, sexual humor, poverty, bare breasts, degradation, corporal punishment, teenage love, husband hits wife, teenage girl, suicide ...
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Movie in collections
What the Sun Has Seen (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Three strangers living in Silesia - a 12-year-old half-orphan, a musically talented girl and a middle-aged unemployed ex-miner - are all desperate to get money to make their small dreams come true.
Plot: poverty, street vendor, boy, husband wife relationship, single father, fat man, singer, small town, escape, bare breasts, dentures, unemployment ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 6.8
 577
The Actor (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An Iranian actor named Akbar is trying to become a serious actor instead of the clown everyone considers him to be. However financial problems force him to abandon his dream of being an artistic actor. He also has to deal with his family problems ...
Plot: mental institution, actor, childlessness, traffic jam, iranian, deaf mute, insanity, charlie chaplin, satire, husband wife relationship, love, marriage ...
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 5.4
 23
Havlandet (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This is a tale that has an epic scope in scenery "the northern snow-covered lands of coastal Norway" and is dramatized by moments of tumultuous stormy weather. But the focus is on Heikki (Stein Bjorn) a young man who is inspired by the ...
Plot: wilderness, northern lights, poverty, snow, weather, travel, farm
Time: 1860s
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.4
 438
The Cycle (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ali and his father go from their poor neighborhood in the outskirts of the city to a hospital so that Ali's father can be treated for his sickness. However since they have no money, Ali starts to work for Dr. Sameri who deals in blood.
Plot: blood transfusion, nurse, poverty, father son relationship, medical clinic, illness, blood, banned, urban setting, treatment, censorship, controversy
Place: tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.1
 130
The March (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A group of several thousand Africans migrate westward across northern Africa and sail across the Strait of Gibraltar to Europe. Their message is: "We are poor because you are rich."
Plot: poverty, immigration, migration, wandering, emigration, desert, third world, politics, apartheid, refugee, hunger, global warming ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.6
 80
The Migrants (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A look at the lives of migratory farm workers, focusing on one family.
Plot: poverty, family conflict, hardship, field, farmer, farm, brother sister relationship, sister sister relationship, worker, corruption, factory worker, tent ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Two-Legged Horse (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A wealthy boy hires a poor child to carry him around like a horse.
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: lifestyle, disability, dehumanization, parents and children, street kid, realism, family relations, power relations, rich and poor, society, youth, master and servant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, middle east, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.0
 2K
Stray Dogs (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan, France
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A father and his two children wander the margins of modern day Taipei, from the woods and rivers of the outskirts to the rain streaked streets of the city. By day the father scrapes out a meager income as a human billboard for luxury apartments, ...
Plot: poverty, homeless, dog, birthday, urination, water, brushing teeth, storm, rain, little girl, bathtub, boat ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.6
 25
Breath (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Iran
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Breath is about an Iranian family who lives in Iran. It tells the story of Bahar,who is living with her father, Ghafour (Mehran Ahmadi) and Grandmother (Pantea Panahiha) during the 70s.Bahar is living in her childish and surreal world, filled with ...
Plot: poverty, child, surrealism, iranian, iraq iran war
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.5
 68
Hungary 2011 (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Anthology film made as an act of protest against Hungarian government of Viktor Orban.
Style: anthology
Plot: sketch, art, hungarian, female director
Time: 21st century
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.7
 2K
Native Son (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young African-American man named Bigger Thomas takes a job working for a highly influential Chicago family, a decision that will change the course of his life forever.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, psychological, surprise ending, disturbing
Plot: poverty, forbidden love, crime and punishment, interracial relations, love, danger, racial issues, driver, based on a novel, money
Time: 1930s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.3
 180
Imprisoned (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Costa Rica, Colombia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young girl gets involved in a family drama when she starts a secret friendship with a prison inmate.
Plot: freedom, prisoner, peace, poverty
Place: costa rica
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.1
 131
One Man's War (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Man leaves his factory job and sells everything to buy an earth mover and start his own business, travelling from place to place with his wife and child. There is not enough work and he is eventually forced to emigrate after many hardships.
Style: social
Plot: marriage, business ethics, entrepreneur, unemployment, construction, poverty, construction site, working class, failing business, small business, business competition, social issues ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.1
 70
Ocean (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In a small Cuban fishing village, Joel, the oldest brother in a traditional family, is heartbroken when his fiancée marries someone her family prefers. He moves to Havana, hoping to find a new life. Gorgeously photogenic, Havana and the Cuban ...
Plot: boxer, poverty, fisherman, skinny dipping, unfaithful girlfriend, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, prostitute, mother son relationship
Place: cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
The Incredible Journey of Doctor Meg Laurel (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A female doctor returns from the city to her home in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Appalachia in the 1930s, intending to bring modern medical care to the area's impoverished and ill-educated residents. However, she finds herself going against the ...
Plot: doctor, poverty, healer, superstition, female doctor
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Sitting in Limbo (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The National Film Board of Canada was one of the guiding forces behind Sitting in Limbo. Fabian Gibbs plays a black Montreal college student forced to leave school when his girlfriend Pat Dillon becomes pregnant. Gibbs resents this interruption in ...
Plot: black, teenage pregnancy, racism, poverty
Place: montreal, montreal quebec, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Brazil Year 2000 (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Year 2000. Brazil was partially devastated by the Third World War. An immigrant family arrives in a small town, which they call "I Forgot." The trio is recruited by an indigenist to pretend to be Indians during the visit of a general. In ...
Plot: rocket, devastation, world war three, poverty
Time: future
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Street Where We Live (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: "I'm just two paychecks away from being on the street." In the aftermath of the nation's financial crisis, Mary, a single mom with two kids, finds herself faced with that exact situation when the factory where she works closes ...
Plot: poverty, recession, blue collar, working class, homelessness
Place: ohio, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Gebo and the Shadow (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Despite his age and general weariness, Gebo keeps on working as an accountant to provide for his family. He lives with his wife, Doroteia, and his daughter-in-law, Sofia, but it is the absence of João, son and husband, that worries them.Gebo seems ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, suspense, tense ...
Plot: poverty, honor, family relations, family problems, parents and children, society, thief, missing child
Time: 19th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 21
Winter Land (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Valdivia is a notorious drunk in a Patagonian dead-end town. His current job is to deliver a golden sheep for the mysterios Sr. Ramenfort.
Style: road movie
Plot: dead end, drunkenness, sheep, poverty, loneliness
Place: argentina, patagonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 106
The 40th Door (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Azerbaijan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Fourteen-year-old Rustam lives with his mother in a village; his father was killed by the Russian mafia. After his father's death, Rustam tries to provide for himself and his mother without resorting to illegal money-making schemes. But his ...
Style: fairy tale
Plot: theft, poverty, stabbing, carpet, telephone call, robbery
Place: moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.7
 7
Booking (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Feature film.
Plot: gay, male nudity, prostitute, aspiring actor, suicide, exploitation, producer, poverty
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.3
 214K
A Separation (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France, Australia
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.
Style: emotional, tense, realistic, talky, contemplative ...
Plot: divorce, maid, poverty, alzheimer's disease, marriage, family problems, marital separation, muslim, iranian, parenthood, arrest, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.5
 853
Travellers (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young woman's wedding becomes a ritual of mourning when her sister and family die in an auto accident on the way to the wedding. The sisters' mother refuses to accept her daughter's death, and in the midst of wedding guests and ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: wedding, family life, curses spells and rituals, destiny, family gatherings, death in the family, against the rules, ghost, dealing with death, couples, family relations, newlyweds ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.4
 25
Nights (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Feature film
Plot: female director, urban decay, ruins, injection, garbage, drugs, vomiting, poverty
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Beans of Egypt, Maine (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Beans are poor, proud, hated by all, but alive in the sense that they struggle against their lot and support each other in time of trouble. Earlene lives across the street from the Bean's trailer, and the view from her window is better than ...
Plot: female director, countryside, sexuality, sexual attraction, poverty, community, backwoods
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Related movie lists