Movies like The Cow

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The Cow (1969)
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The Cow (1969)
Original name: Gaav
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: psychological, touching, atmospheric, bleak, gloomy, serious, emotional, realistic, controversial, contemplative
Plot: village, countryside, split personality, life is a bitch, farm, village life, mentally unstable, tribe, society, animal life, losing-it hero, human becoming an animal, down on your luck, social relations, protecting from truth, human becomes animal, banned, schizophrenia, insanity, peasant, cow, government, censorship, disturbed individual, controversy ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: iran, middle east, asia

Most similar movies to The Cow

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, gloomy and contemplative films with plots about society, life is a bitch, village, village life, family relations, countryside and social relations mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Cow: Hamoun (1990), Last Winter (2011), Iron Island (2005), Tales (2014), The Deserted Station (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: biting, sentimental, psychological, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, persian, starting over, working class, introspection, couple relations, society, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, hopes, domestic violence, conservative ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: iran, asia, middle east
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95%
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Last Winter (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Switzerland, Luxembourg
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young farmer in Central France tries to sustain his spiritual connection to the land amid the crushing pressures of modern agriculture in this brooding drama.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, captivating, gloomy
Plot: countryside, farm, society, workplace, nothing goes right, estrangement, workplace situations, down on your luck, life is a bitch, social relations, village life, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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76%
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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: sincere, touching, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Plot: ship, forbidden love, injustice, power relations, human nature, human spirit, young lovers, misfit, hopes, rebelliousness, down on your luck, social differences ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, persia, middle east
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71%
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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, everyday life, family relations, multiple storylines, couples, friendship, down on your luck, life is a bitch, social misfits, female director, iranian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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The Deserted Station (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 93 min.
Story: On a pilgrimage to Mashad from Tehran, a couple's transportation breaks down, far from any major town. The husband, a photographer, seeks help at a nearby village and encounters a teacher who offers to help. Whilst the husband and teacher go ...
Style: serious, sentimental, psychological, touching, sincere ...
Plot: teacher, self discovery, prodigy, youth, human nature, on the road, society, teachers and students, village, isolation, religions or cults, train ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east
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54%
The Wind Will Carry Us (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Irreverent city engineer Behzad comes to a rural village in Iran to keep vigil for a dying relative. In the meanwhile the film follows his efforts to fit in with the local community and how he changes his own attitudes as a result.
Style: thought provoking, touching, serious, melancholic, compassionate ...
Plot: countryside, small town, fish out of water, family relations, village, parents and children, politics, village life, terminal illness, mountain, engineer, farm ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, kurdistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Jew-Boy Levi (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Switzerland, Austria
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Benjamin Levi (Bruno Cathomas) is a Bavarian cattle dealer traveling to pre-World War II Germany on his annual trip to a remote farming village. Levi hopes to do some business and, more importantly, win the hand of the lovely Lisbeth (Caroline ...
Style: touching, bleak, disturbing, emotional, serious ...
Plot: countryside, social differences, wartime life, village life, village, anti semitism, survival, isolation, injustice, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Satantango (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 439 min.
Story: Inhabitants of a small village in Hungary deal with the effects of the fall of Communism. The town's source of revenue, a factory, has closed, and the locals, who include a doctor and three couples, await a cash payment offered in the wake of ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, stylized, sincere, touching ...
Plot: rain, pub, mental illness, loneliness, farm, multiple perspectives, countryside, poverty, writers, understanding, family relations, couples ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: hungary, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Your Next Life (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A fight over the calf of a prize milk cow in the close-knit and traditional Pas Valley of Cantabria leaves a cantankerous dairy farmer dead and another fearful of arrest. He and his daughter Val conspire to keep the cause of death quiet, but ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: murder, farm, couples, love and romance, rivalry, romance, fall in love, forbidden love, countryside, family relations, siblings relations, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Given Word (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Zé is a very poor man from the Brazilian countryside. His most prized possession is his donkey. When his donkey falls terminally ill, Zé makes a promise to Saint Bárbara: If his donkey recovers, he will carry a cross - like Jesus - all the way ...
Style: sincere, emotional, bleak, realistic, serious
Plot: church, society, heroes, life is a bitch, tragic hero, once promising, obsessive quest, manipulations, escapades, wounded animal, cure, religions or cults ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Autumn (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man struggles after his release from ten years as a political prisoner.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: prostitute, love affair, homecoming, starting over, family relations, society, love and romance, hopes, life is a bitch, reconciliation, fighting illness, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, black sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
 632
Goodbye (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 100 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, contemplative, thought provoking ...
Plot: rebelliousness, society, injustice, political unrest, rebellion, woman in danger, danger, immigrants, life is a bitch, strong female presence, misfit, lawyer
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.1
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The Proud Ones (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In early twentieth-century Brittany, two peasants marry, have a son, and live in traditional Breton ways: three generations under one roof, a division of labor between the sexes, elders' stories at night, politics and religion during their ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: countryside, family relations, world war one, farm, religions or cults, social relations, life is a bitch, society, village life, wartime life, village, human nature ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1900s
Place: france, europe, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Confetti Harvest (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Dorsvloer vol Confetti tells the story of young Katelijne, who grows up in a religious family in the countryside in Zeeland. Based on the novel by Franca Treur.
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, psychological, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, farm, parents and children, family relations, religions or cults, society, village, village life, teenage girl, church, wedding, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: belgium, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Boutique (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A clothing store worker (Jahan) meets a poor girl named Eti. Jahan tries to help the girl and solve her problems, but…
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, bittersweet, love and romance, couples, life is a bitch, designer, downfall, drugs/alcohol, singleness, social differences, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Through the Olive Trees (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The movie focuses on one of the events in Zendegi Edame Darad (1992), and explores the relationship between the movie director, and the actors. The local actors play a couple who got married right after the earthquake. In reality, the actor is ...
Style: contemplative, mind bending, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: filmmaking, fictional reality, couples, couple relations, film within a film, hopes, love and romance, actor's life, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, new wave, countryside ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The School We Went To (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Story: Directed by Dariush Mehrjui.
Plot: repression, school play, censorship, boys' school, student, controversy, student protest, banned
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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It's Winter (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The struggle to survive, for a generation, torn between wanting to leave its country, yet bound by blood to home.
Style: touching, sincere, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: society, unemployment, winter, working class, love affair, life is a bitch, leaving home, family life, survival, human nature, realism, social issues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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A Long and Happy Life (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Sascha lives in a village on the Kola Peninsular in northern Russia and dedicatedly manages what is left of an old collective farm. He gets on well with his farm workers who respect him and also tolerate his more or less clandestine love-affair with ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, stylized, sad ...
Plot: village, farm, society, rebelliousness, injustice, hopes, rebellion, tragedy, life is a bitch, depression, alcoholic, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Pear Tree (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iran
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A man contemplates life and compares it to a pear tree in his yard which stops producing fruit.
Style: emotional, atmospheric, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: teenage love, youth, romance, artists and showbiz, love and romance, coming of age, politics, family relations, innocence lost, haunted by the past, village life, homecoming ...
Time: 90s, 40s, 1940s
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The Father (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mehrollah is a 14-year-old boy who is forced to find a job to support his family after his father dies. He travels to the southern parts of Iran, looking for work. Upon his return to his hometown, he notices certain changes in his family.
Style: gloomy, bleak, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, village, teenage life, parents and children, siblings relations, homecoming, village life, coming of age, youth, starting over, young heroes, job seeking ...
Time: 90s
Place: middle east, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Red Desert (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Amid the modern wastelands and toxic factories of Italy, wife and mother Giuliana (Monica Vitti) desperately tries to conceal her tenuous grip on reality from those around her, especially her successful yet neglectful husband, Ugo (Carlo Chionetti). ...
Style: thought provoking, psychological, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: fog, factory, society, car accident, depression, loneliness, anxiety, mother son relationship, manic, strong female presence, contamination, losing-it hero ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Three-Step Dance (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Four separate-but-interconnected stories - one for each season - about life in Sardinia.
Style: sentimental, atmospheric, sincere, touching, serious ...
Plot: countryside, social relations, clergy, homecoming, village, village life, island, wedding, father daughter relationship, sea, adult virgin, convent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Angel's Fall (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, Turkey
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Zeynep, Tülin Özen works in a hotel as a housekeeper. But she suffers hell on earth because of her father's behavior. She only talks to Mustafa, 'Engin Dogan' who works in the same hotel and he is interested in Zeynep. She is not ...
Style: psychological, sincere, touching, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: dull life, family problems, destiny, parents and children, love and romance, life is a bitch, death in the family, unfulfillment, family relations, chance, sexual content, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Future Lasts Forever (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France, Turkey
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A woman struggles with love and personal loss against the backdrop of a land torn by civil war in this drama from filmmaker Ozcan Alper. Sumru (Gaye Gursel) is a Turkish woman who studies ethnic music at a college in Istanbul and frequently makes ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, realistic, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: haunted by the past, unfulfillment, on the road, tragic love, life is a bitch, ethnic conflict, self discovery, journey, thesis, society, strong female presence, world ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, kurdistan, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Walk in the Shadow (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young girl, Ruth (Lynn Taylor), is injured in a boating accident and taken to hospital for what is regarded as a routine emergency. Her parents are informed that only a blood transfusion will save her life, but her religious fundamentalist father, ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, thought provoking, psychological ...
Plot: hospital, moral dilemma, family in crisis, society, dedicated lawyer, terminal illness, family problems, disability, hopes, courtroom drama, village life, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Towrope (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia, France, Mexico
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In this poetic, richly allegorical debut by Colombian director William Vega, a teenage girl flees to a rundown inn after being driven from her home in the Andean highlands by civil war, as the violence engulfing the country creeps ever closer to her ...
Style: rough, atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: haunted by the past, starting over, life is a bitch, society, wartime life, village, against humanity, cousin cousin relationship, refugee, uncle niece relationship, mountain, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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 ⇓
30%
Bog of Beasts (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A man falls in love with a teenage girl, who is exploited by her own grandfather, who sometimes takes her to a gas station to show her naked to whomever pays him some money.
Style: disturbing, bleak, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: sexual torture, sexual abuse, strong sexual content, youth, life is a bitch, prostitute, village, village life, innocence lost, kids in trouble, voyeurism, rape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: realistic, serious, thought provoking, emotional, gloomy
Plot: rebellion, society, family relations, life is a bitch, estrangement, rebelliousness, strong female presence, miscarriage, pregnancy, unfulfillment, depression, iranian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%