Movies like The Actor 1993

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The Actor (1993)
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The Actor (1993)
Original name: هنرپیشه
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 and his wife's inability to become pregnant.
Plot: love, mental institution, gypsy, obsession, love triangle, actor, wealth, poverty, insanity, marriage, charlie chaplin, satire, deaf mute, filmmaking, traffic jam, childlessness, marital problem, husband wife relationship, hysteria, deafness, iranian
Place: iran

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and sincere films with plots about husband wife relationship, family relations, love, satire, marriage, iranian and love triangle mostly in Drama, Comedy and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Actor: The Tenants (1987), A Moment of Innocence (1996), Once Upon a Time, Cinema (1992), The Day I Became a Woman (2000), The Peddler (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Tenants (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A satirical comedy about the oddball inhabitants of a Tehran apartment building and their landlord.
Plot: sibling relationship, government official, construction worker, landlord, irony, kurd, marital problem, corruption, controversy, apartment building, collaboration, con men ...
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
A Moment of Innocence (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A semi-autobiographical account of Makmahlbaf's experience as a teenager when, as a 17-year-old, he stabbed a policeman at a protest rally. Two decades later, he tracks down the policeman he injured in an attempt to make amends.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, absurd, contemplative
Plot: filmmaking, winter, police officer, marriage proposal, autobiography, haunted by the past, redemption, dealing with death, politics, bread, iranian, reconciliation ...
Time: 90s
Place: tehran iran, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Once Upon a Time, Cinema (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: Iran
Duration: 92 min.
Story: This film was made in Iran. The protagonist looks almost like Charlie Chaplain. He is given a chance to make films for the emperor. There are many scenes of people running on and off of movie screens, and in and out of old kinetiscope projectors. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, cynical, witty, realistic ...
Plot: filmmaking, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, politics, filmmaker, satire, starlet, cinematographer, couple relations, society, lifestyle, wizards and magicians ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, turn of the century
Place: iran, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Day I Became a Woman (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A girl reaches the age of nine and is supposed to act as a grown woman according to her family. A girl participates in a bike race against the will of her husband. An elderly woman decides she wants to buy all the things she always wanted but could ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: feminism, against the odds, injustice, life is a bitch, culture clash, society, rebelliousness, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, gender, strong female presence, hypocrisy ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, japan, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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The Peddler (1987)
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 ...
Style: anthology
Plot: poverty, abandoned baby, insanity, cripple, caretaker, old age, merchant, mother son relationship
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Ey Iran (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Towards the end of the Shahanshah's reign, Sergeant Makvandi is assigned the commander of the gendarmerie station in a small town. A stern disciplinarian, Sergeant Makvandi tries to impose order at the station but, being as degenerate as his ...
Plot: communist, freedom, revolution, torture, curfew, patriotism, military dictatorship, martial law, music teacher, poetry, persian, national anthem ...
Place: iran
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51%
Secret Ballot (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iran, Italy, Canada, Switzerland
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A female election agent and a gun-toting soldier try to collect votes among the local islanders with mixed success.
Style: surreal, humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: desert, satire, politics, citizenship, campaign, political unrest, heroes, odd couple, state affairs, soldier, island, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: marxism, prison, faith, arrest, death sentence, murder, baby, husband wife relationship, iranian, marxist, childbirth, political activist ...
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Tambourine (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Mohammad is sent to an apartment situated in uptown Tehran to install their satellite dishes, while having satellite TV is illegal in Iran. He arrives there with a girl named Shirin who seems to be his girlfriend and is in need of some money to ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sincere
Plot: rich and poor, friendship, culture clash, society, nothing goes right, farce, parents and children, disorder, family relations, couples, misfit, satellite ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tina Balser is a bored New York housewife-mother married to Jonathan, a pompous, social-climbing lawyer who ridicules her in front of their children, criticizing everything she does or wears. She begins an affair with George Prager, a dashing, ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, clever, humorous, witty ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, mental illness, satire, adultery, marital problem, housewife, love and romance, crumbling marriage, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Mr. Gullible (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of a simple fellow from a small town who travels to Tehran to find a suitable girl for marriage.
Style: ambiguous ending
Plot: love, ends with a wedding, innocent man, same actor playing two characters simultaneously on screen, broken heart, mistress, remorse, sad ending, simpleton, male female relationship, poetry, iranian ...
Place: middle east, iran, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Private Life (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Richard and Rachel, a couple in the throes of infertility, try to maintain their marriage as they descend deeper and deeper into the insular world of assisted reproduction and domestic adoption.
Style: disturbing, sincere, captivating, psychological, realistic
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: fertility, marriage, trying to get pregnant, infertility, doctor, adoption, hospital, male female relationship, relationships, wanting a baby, family problems, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: serious, realistic, emotional, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: immigrants, refugee, black market, gambling, downfall, life is a bitch, ambition, dishonesty, obsessive quest, contests and competitions, politics, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: iran, middle east, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Taxi (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A yellow cab is driving through the vibrant and colourful streets of Tehran. Very diverse passengers enter the taxi, each candidly expressing their views while being interviewed by the driver who is no one else but the director Jafar Panahi himself. ...
Style: talky, sincere, touching, realistic, political ...
Plot: taxi, passenger, workplace situations, society, city life, filmmaking, poverty, taxi driver, honest, life philosophy, workplace, car ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: iran, tehran iran, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Gipsy Magic (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country:
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In modern-day Macedonia, East Indian gypsy Taip (Miki Manojlovic) becomes friends with UN peacekeeper Riju and introduces him to his life of squalor. When Taip's mother dies, he collects government money for the funeral -- but then she comes ...
Style: cinema verite
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Place: macedonia
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Love of My Life (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: sincere, captivating, emotional, touching, sentimental
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Literally, Right Before Aaron (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
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Audience: chick flick, girls' night
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Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Absolutely Tame Is a Horse (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A corrupted police officer insists on bribing a broke man, so he has to go to everybody and do everything in order to be able to pay him in the very night.
Plot: drug addiction, drunkenness, iranian, debt, mistress, impersonation, friendship between men, extramarital affair, car damage
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Shooting the Warwicks (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Warwick family are unknowingly being filmed for a new reality show. Problem is, they're boring. So the producer must add conflict and drama to their lives. Their lives begin to unravel with shocking consequences.
Style: satirical, captivating
Plot: husband wife relationship, family relations, selfishness, family problems, satire, family life, marital problem, tv show, relationships, intervention, egoism, lifestyle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Sixteen-Oh-Sixty (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Rich executive being threatened by a burglar who had been caught trying to steal his mansion hires a hitman to kill him in prison. But another man is killed instead, leaving a widow and three kids. Full of remorse, he tries to help the family, ...
Plot: 40 year old, family relations, satire, class differences, burglar, guilt, husband wife relationship, widow, mistaken identity, economics, hitman, irony ...
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Trench Road (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Simply put, this is a movie about the identity crisis of a modern man.
Style: brutal, neurotic, psychotronic, psychological thriller
Plot: marital problem, dark humor, desperation, family relations, marriage, obsession, husband wife relationship, real estate agent, domestic violence, real estate, dysfunctional marriage, marital separation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Pestonjee (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Phirojshah (Naseeruddin Shah) and Pestonjee (Anupam Kher) are two close friends. They attempt to do everything together, and they hope that they will marry the same day as well. Unfortunately, both go to see the same young lady, Jeroo (Shabana ...
Plot: adultery, friendship between men, fiancee, happiness, dysfunctional marriage, heart attack, love triangle, religion, middle class, infidelity, unrequited love, extramarital affair ...
Time: 1930s
Place: bombay india, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Men Cry Bullets (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young man wants to be a female impersonator, but gets mocked in his very first performance by a fierce older woman. He finds out where she lives and goes to her house expecting an apology. Instead, she locks him in her shed and rapes him. It makes ...
Plot: love triangle, female on male rape, dark humor, female rapist, cross dressing, domestic violence, transvestite, satire, male nudity, male rape, gun, pubic hair
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Everyday God Kisses Us on the Mouth (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Dumitru is a two-faceted killer: he kills animals and called a hunter, and kills people, and branded as an assassin. Dumitru is just out of prison, for the first time since the fall of communism. Even on the train taking him home, he is planning to ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, semi serious, humorous
Plot: serial murder, loneliness, extramarital affair, self loathing, betrayal, gambler, journey, adultery, murder, released from prison, marriage, husband wife relationship ...
Place: romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Mainstream (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young woman thinks she’s found a path to internet stardom when she starts making YouTube videos with a charismatic stranger – until the dark side of viral celebrity threatens to ruin them both.
Style: satirical, captivating, semi serious, disturbing
Plot: love triangle, satire, tv show, romantic friendship, love interest, romantic relationship, eccentric man, love affair, social satire, romantic triangle, internet, suicide ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Scumbag Hustler (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 67 min.
Story: Soloman Crow pays a visit to his god fearing, bible quoting, closeted homosexual brother and his sexually repressed wife. He enters their home with a proclamation to kick a drug habit that almost cost him his life. Broke, it doesn't take ...
Style: surprise ending, humorous, feel good, light, contemplative ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, family relations, infidelity, drugs, deception, marriage, money, brother brother relationship, friendship, satire, female nudity, male nudity ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.2
 969
Invitation (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 98 min.
Story: a film about how attitude dissimilar family against abortion .....
Plot: abortion clinic, abortion, unplanned pregnancy, unwanted pregnancy, conspiracy, love, snow, doctor, horse, husband wife relationship, guilt, horse riding ...
Place: iran, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
And the Wife Shall Revere Her Husband (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When a man decides to marry the woman he's been living with, she stops being the silent patient person she was and claims to be the boss in the house. Her behaviour changes so much after the marriage that the husband gets so irritated as to ask ...
Plot: couples, nostalgia, brawl, marital problem, maid, funeral, hotel, death of friend, marriage, divorce, husband wife relationship, flashback ...
Time: 60s
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
 267
Nargess (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A sharp-edged look at people who live outside the constraints of Islamic law.
Plot: police officer, police, love, love triangle, iranian, theft, muslim, older woman younger man relationship, islam, hospital, thief, female director
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.8
 616
Maestro (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Henry, a young actor, finds himself involved in a film by cinema superstar, Cédric Rovere. Charmed by his benevolence, feelings hitherto unknown are aroused, while Rovere, intrigued by Henry's dream, lives this shoot as an unexpected gift.
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: filmmaking, artists and showbiz, self discovery, actor, jealousy, love, rivalry, friendship, actor's life, countryside, movie actress, ping pong ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 5th century
Place: france, europe, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%