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Times and Winds (2006)
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Times and Winds (2006)
Original name: Beş Vakit
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In a small, poor village leaning over high rocky mountains, the villagers are simple and diligent people who struggle to cope with a harsh nature. They earn their living off the earth and a few animals they feed. Fathers always prefer one of their sons. Mothers command their daughters ruthlessly. Ömer, the son of the imam, wishes hopelessly for the death of his father. When he understands that wishful thinking does not have any concrete results, he begins to search for childish ways to kill his father. Yakup is in love with his teacher, and one day after seeing his father spying on the teacher he dreams too, like Ömer, of killing his father. Yıldız studies and tries to manage the household chores imposed by her mother. She learns with irritation about the secrets of the relationship between men and women.
Style: bleak, serious, touching, realistic, rough, psychological, neorealism
Plot: village, islam, mountain, dream, friendship, coming of age, solar eclipse, innocence lost, introspection, sibling relationship, shepherd, parents and children, village life, youth, family relations, social relations, clergy, teenage life, religions or cults, family life, society, generation gap, child smoking cigarette, finger cut, death of uncle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and gloomy films with plots about family relations, village, parents and children, youth, coming of age, friendship and society mostly in Drama and Family genres. Some movies like Times and Winds: My Only Sunshine (2008), Autumn (2008), Bliss (2007), Secrets of the Heart (1997), In Your Absence (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
My Only Sunshine (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria
Duration: 121 min.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Autumn (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
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Bliss (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Greece
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young woman of about 17 years old, named Meryem (Ozgu Namal), has been raped, and her village's customs call for her to be killed to restore honor and dignity to her family and village. The eldest son of the village leader, Cemal (Murat Han), ...
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Secrets of the Heart (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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In Your Absence (2008)
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Duration: 95 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: Iceland, Germany, UK, Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
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Duration: 90 min.
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Love Like Poison (2010)
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Style: serious, touching, realistic, sincere, psychological
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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I Saw the Sun (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 120 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.1
 573
Singing Women (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Germany, France
Duration: 120 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.7
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Duration: 107 min.
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 6.7
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.7
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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29%
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Duration: 97 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.5
 491
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, thought provoking
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.5
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Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: village, young heroes, parents and children, parent child relationship, homecoming, coming of age, youth, family relations, starting over, siblings relations, teenage life, village life ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Everybody Dies But Me (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 80 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, touching, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Duration: 97 min.
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Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, captivating
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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24%
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Duration: 97 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%