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Where is the Friend's Home? (1987)
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Where is the Friend's Home? (1987)
Original name: خانه‌ی دوست کجاست؟
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Iran
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An 8 year old boy must return his friend's notebook he took by mistake, lest his friend be punished by expulsion from school.
Style: touching, feel good, serious, realistic, enigmatic, meditative, allegory, bleak, melancholic, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, village life, village, youth, on the road, teachers and students, parents and children, self discovery, obsessive quest, new wave, social differences, society, human nature, teaching the ways of the world, coming of age, young heroes, power relations, social relations, friendship, schoolboy, teacher, school, classmate, boy, education ...
Time: 80s
Place: iran, middle east

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Most similar movies to Where is the Friend's Home?

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and bleak films with plots about family relations, youth, society, coming of age, parents and children, village and friendship mostly in Drama, Family and Sport genres. Some movies like Where is the Friend's Home?: Children of Heaven (1997), The Deserted Station (2002), The Wind Will Carry Us (1999), The White Balloon (1995), Ten (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Children of Heaven (1997)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Iran
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Zohre's shoes are gone; her older brother Ali lost them. They are poor, there are no shoes for Zohre until they come up with an idea: they will share one pair of shoes, Ali's. School awaits...
Style: realistic, sincere, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Plot: poverty, childhood, school, family, siblings relations, unemployment, life, financial problem, young heroes, children, foot race, perseverance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Deserted Station (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 88 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: psychological, sentimental, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: teacher, self discovery, prodigy, human nature, youth, on the road, teachers and students, society, religions or cults, village, isolation, train ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, kurd, terminal illness, mountain, engineer ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, kurdistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The White Balloon (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Iran
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Several people try to take advantage of a little girl's innocence to hustle money her mom gave to her to buy a goldfish with.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, allegory, harsh ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: fish, family relations, new year, goldfish, celebration, money, coming of age, friendship, innocence lost, cons and scams, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: 90s, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 7.4
 7K
Ten (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A visual social examination in the form of ten conversations between a driving woman and her various pick-ups and hitchhikers.
Style: talky, thought provoking, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: passenger, society, life is a bitch, driver, love and romance, hopes, family relations, down on your luck, human nature, sibling relationship, mother son relationship, sister sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tokyo, california, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Taste of Cherry (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A middle-aged Tehranian man, Mr. Badii is intent on killing himself and seeks someone to bury him after his demise. Driving around the city, the seemingly well-to-do Badii meets with numerous people, including a Muslim student, asking them to take ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, contemplative, serious, realistic ...
Plot: on the road, soldier, obsessive quest, deadly, rain, passenger, midlife crisis, haunted by the past, driving, muslim, existentialism, suicide ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.4
 6K
The Circle (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Various women struggle to function in the oppressively sexist society of contemporary Iran.
Style: thought provoking, bleak, sincere, contemplative, disturbing ...
Plot: on the run, prostitute, rebellion, life is a bitch, pregnancy, politics, friendship, injustice, society, abortion, discrimination, women's rights ...
Time: 70s
Place: iran, middle east, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 641
The Lamb (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Turkey, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In a small village near Erzincan (Turkey) young Mert is about to get traditionally circumcised, but the family does not have the money to follow up with the circumcision celebration. The family wants to be able to serve lamb meat to the guests of ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: village, family relations, parents and children, tradition, religions or cults, village life, society, circumcision, social relations, countryside
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The Color of Paradise (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Iran
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story revolves around a blind boy named Mohammed who is released from his special school in Tehran for summer vacation. His father, shamed and burdened by Mohammed's blindness, arrives late to pick him up and then tries to convince the ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: poverty, blind character, orphan, blindness, shame, father son relationship, village, family relations, bittersweet, parents and children, family disapproval, vacation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Song of Sparrows (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Iran
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When an ostrich-rancher focuses on replacing his daughter's hearing aid, which breaks right before crucial exams, everything changes for a struggling rural family in Iran. Karim motorbikes into a world alien to him - incredibly hectic Tehran, ...
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, captivating, touching ...
Plot: family in crisis, farmer, family life, family problems, human nature, unemployment, parents and children, dignity, new job, life is a bitch, human spirit, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.5
 1K
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, serious, realistic
Plot: village, family relations, siblings relations, parents and children, village life, teenage life, job seeking, youth, starting over, coming of age, young heroes, homecoming ...
Time: 90s
Place: middle east, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.8
 5K
The Way Home (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The story begins on a fine summers morning, when San-woo and his mother board a bus to the country. It is soon clear that the unsophisticated rural passengers annoy the seven-year-old urban boy. His mother is taking him to live with his 78-year-old ...
Style: touching, sentimental, thought provoking, rough, stylized ...
Audience: kids
Plot: grandmother grandson relationship, parents and children, generation gap, friendship, family relations, coming of age, village life, village, grandparent grandchild relationship, childhood, love, life & death ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea, tokyo, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.5
 894
Heidi (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Swiss girl Adelheid 'Heidi' is orphaned young. Aunt Detie brings her to grandpa Alp and his wife, who live isolated in the Alps since his murder charge. Heidi soon takes to the wild country, especially accompanying young goatherd Peter. ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, family relations, grandfather granddaughter relationship, village, youth, escapades, family life, village life, isolation, power relations, orphan, family ...
Place: alps, switzerland, germany, europe, swiss alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
We Shall Overcome (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A drama about a boy who's inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and challenges repressive school authority in 1969 Denmark.
Style: uplifting, serious, touching, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: teachers and students, human spirit, rebellion, young heroes, fighting the system, family relations, anti conformity, society, youth, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Eskil & Trinidad (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Eskil moves from town to town with his father in Northern Sweden. He misses his mother and sucks at playing hockey, the main activity among the boys his age. Things changes when he meets Trinidad, a mysterious woman who lives outside society ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, feel good, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, friendship, village life, parents and children, family relations, father son relationship, adventure, father and son, village, friends, sport team, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Natural Sciences (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France
Duration: 70 min.
Story: In a rural school in the middle of the mountains, a girl who is starting to become a woman feels the profound need to discover her true identity. She does not know who her father is and she is determined to find him, but her mother does not approve ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: obsessive quest, family relations, self discovery, on the road, family problems, parents and children, teachers and students, youth, hopes, coming of age, search for father, unknown father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Maldonado Miracle (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A story about a small, dying town in need of hope until one day a young boy gives them something to believe in.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: miraculous event, small town, hopes, clergy, society, church, family relations, family life, human nature, religions or cults, village, boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
A Time for Drunken Horses (2000)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Iran
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After their father dies, a family of five are forced to survive on their own in a Kurdish village on the border of Iran and Iraq. Matters are made worse when 12 year old Ayoub, the new head of the family, is told that his handicapped brother, Madi, ...
Style: bleak, realistic, rough, sincere, serious ...
Plot: kurd, orphan, siblings relations, smuggling, family relations, youth, life is a bitch, village, family in crisis, parents and children, village life, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: iraq, iran, middle east, kurdistan, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 6.7
 308
Finn (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nine year old Finn lives with his father in a small town. Together with his best friend Erik he plays football, but he prefers to play music. His dad wants him to play football, just like every other kid his age. Finn does not understand why, but ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, family, youth, father figure, follow your dream, musician's life, elderly, hopes, teachers and students, parents and children, family relations, village ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.9
 20K
Kes (1969)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A young, English working-class boy spends his free time caring for and training his pet falcon.
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: working class, childhood, school, coming of age, boy, friendship, soccer, nudity (full frontal - brief), bird, falcon, neglected child, youth ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
Place: england, northern england, europe, yorkshire, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Rainbow Troops (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In the 1970s, a group of 10 students struggles with poverty and develop hopes for the future in Gantong Village on the farming and tin mining island of Belitung off the east coast of Sumatra.
Style: touching, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: social differences, poverty, teachers and students, village, youth, school, self fulfillment, social relations, island, friendship, student, adventure ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: indonesia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
An American Girl Holiday (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Kindhearted Samantha Parkington's world starts to change the day Nellie O'Malley walks into her life. Nellie, her father, and her two little sisters have moved in next door to be servants for the Ryland family. Though they come from ...
Style: touching, feel good, sweet, inspirational, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: rich and poor, family relations, friendship, young heroes, orphan, uncle niece relationship, teenage life, master and servant, family, best friends, society, friends ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Ana and the Others (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Twenty-something Ana, now living in Buenos Aires, returns to her native city of Paraná. She meets old school mates, old friends, makes new ones, and starts to rethink her life, and perhaps change her future.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, offbeat, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, self discovery, obsessive quest, youth, family life, teaching the ways of the world, road not taken, human nature, love and romance, reunion, social differences, homecoming ...
Time: future
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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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 ⇓
21%
The Sound of the Spirit (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Beautiful and precocious Rivka is a twelve-year-old Jewish girl who believes in Jesus. She and her father attend a Messianic Jewish congregation in their community. But when her father suddenly dies, Rivka's life changes forever. She ends up ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, christian film
Plot: society, love and romance, family relations, youth, culture clash, fall in love, coming of age, social relations, religions or cults, death of father, jewish, religion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 8.0
 7K
The Cow (1969)
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: banned, contemplative, controversial, realistic, serious ...
Plot: countryside, village, human becomes animal, losing-it hero, mentally unstable, life is a bitch, society, human becoming an animal, protecting from truth, farm, animal life, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: iran, asia, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Like Stars on Earth (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: India
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Ishaan Awasthi is an eight-year-old whose world is filled with wonders that no one else seems to appreciate. Colours, fish, dogs, and kites don't seem important to the adults, who are much more interested in things like homework, marks, and ...
Style: touching, motivational, captivating, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: teachers and students, childhood, dedicated educator, self discovery, teaching the ways of the world, dyslexia, shyness, young heroes, school, loneliness, teacher, boarding school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.8
 1K
Mooz-lum (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Thanks to a strict Muslim upbringing that largely shielded him from the outside world, Tariq's first year of college proves transformative. That is, until the 9/11 terrorist attacks invite growing suspicion and distrust from his angry ...
Style: thought provoking, uplifting, sincere, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: social differences, culture clash, racism, adolescence vs adulthood, lifestyle, youth, college life, college, social relations, teachers and students, society, 9/11 ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.3
 522
Spin (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: "Spin" tells the story of a boy who loses his parents in a plane crash, is taken in by his uncle (Tucci), who then leaves him for ten years in the care of his Hispanic ranch hand (Blades) and his wife (Delany). Once in high school, Eddie ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: society, youth, family relations, haunted by the past, introspection, teenage life, self discovery, orphan, hopes, parents and children, eccentric family, siblings relations ...
Time: 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.8
 8K
Rain (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iran
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In a building site in present-day Tehran, Lateef, a 17-year-old Kurdish worker is irresistibly drawn to Rahmat, a young Afghan worker. When Lateef is given heavier tasks to compensate for new Afghan worker Rahmat, he resents his displacement and ...
Style: touching, serious, emotional, compassionate, lyrical ...
Plot: secret, construction site, love, romance, fall in love, love and romance, immigrants, family relations, human nature, youth, adventure, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iran, japan, middle east, afghanistan, tehran iran ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%