Movies like The Mirror 1997

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The Mirror (1997)
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The Mirror (1997)
Original name: آینه
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a young Iranian's mother doesn't meet her after school, she tries to negotiate the streets of Tehran by herself.
Style: serious, experimental, neorealism
Plot: filmmaking, youth, family relations, parents and children, artists and showbiz, new wave, getting home, society, human nature, urban, chaos and mayhem, social misfits, city life, disorder, neo realism, school, journey, musician, money, male female relationship, taxi, city, taxi driver, lost, girl ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and thought provoking films with plots about society, family relations, youth, parents and children, life is a bitch, human nature and coming of age mostly in Drama, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Mirror: Closed Curtain (2013), Sex My Life (2008), Through the Olive Trees (1994), Taxi (2015), The White Balloon (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Closed Curtain (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A man, his dog, a young woman and a filmmaker in a house by the Caspian Sea. All three are wanted, but they are also in search of each other. Thus begins an absurd game in which reality and fiction merge.
Style: serious, surreal, atmospheric, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: against the rules, on the run, writer's life, dishonesty, disorder, isolation, danger, film within a film, postmodernism, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, confinement indoors ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, middle east
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Sex My Life (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Tells the story of seven Iranian transgender individuals living in Tehran who live pieces of their own lives on the screen.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere, touching
Plot: transsexual, discrimination, hidden identity, social misfits, society, dishonesty, family relations, disorder, transvestism, religions or cults, parents and children, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: filmmaking, couples, fictional reality, couple relations, film within a film, hopes, actor's life, love and romance, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, new wave, olive ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.3
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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, censorship, passenger, workplace situations, society, city life, chat, filmmaking, taxi driver, poverty, metaphor, honest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: iran, tehran iran, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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 ⇓
67%
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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 ⇓
64%
 7.4
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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, destiny, family gatherings, death in the family, curses spells and rituals, family life, ghost, against the rules, dealing with death, family relations, couples, newlyweds ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Under the Skin of the City (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Tuba works daily at a grueling textile factory in Iran, returning home every night to deal with the rest of her problematic family, which includes: a pregnant daughter whose husband beats her regularly; a teenage son, who's been getting into ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: politics, factory worker, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, introspection, drug dealing, human nature, couples, working class, family life, factory, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Smell of Camphor, Fragrance of Jasmine (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Death surrounds Bahman, a director who hasn't made a film in 24 years (he can't get past the censors). He's working on a documentary, for Japanese TV, on Iranian burial practices. On the anniversary of his wife's death, a ...
Style: psychological, rough, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: life is a bitch, family relations, tradition, sudden death, performer's life, unfulfillment, dealing with death, anniversary, filmmaking, death in the family, curses spells and rituals, film within a film ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 ⇓
54%
 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 ⇓
50%
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 ⇓
50%
 5.9
 156
One Night (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 78 min.
Story: On her way home one night, a young working girl who lives alone with her mother is asked to go sleep at her friend's house. She wanders all night in Teheran and meets three men who have different stories.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: introspection, nightlife, social differences, lifestyle, society, city life, mother daughter relationship, one night, class differences, social issues, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, night cityscape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.0
 4K
3 Faces (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Well-known actress Behnaz Jafari is distraught by a provincial girl’s video plea for help—oppressed by her family to not pursue her studies at the Tehran drama conservatory. Behnaz abandons her shoot and turns to filmmaker Jafar Panahi to help ...
Style: sentimental, psychological, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: empowerment, tradition, social justice, missing girl, passion, young girl, actress, missing person, society, family relations, friendship, actor playing himself ...
Time: year 1979, 2010s
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Darker Than Midnight (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Davide is different from the other teenagers. Something makes him look like a girl. Davide is fourteen when he runs away from home. His intuition leads him to choose Villa Bellini, a park in Catania, as a refuge. The park is a world in itself, a ...
Style: realistic, captivating, touching, serious
Plot: social misfits, society, family relations, parents and children, friendship, youth, lgbt, coming of age, androgyny, leaving home, misfit, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.4
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David's Mother (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Sally Goodson has been raising her autistic son David alone since her husband left many years ago. Now a social worker discovers that Sally has been dodging 'The System' to keep her son with her, instead of putting him in an institution. ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, single parent, rebellion, youth, society, legal action, fighting the system, misfit, human nature, disability, parents and children, obstacle ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.0
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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, captivating, psychological, touching ...
Plot: society, love, multiple storylines, everyday life, family relations, couples, friendship, down on your luck, social misfits, life is a bitch, female director, vignette ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Sex of the Stars (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Every child who has lost a parent early in life (whether due to death or the separations of divorce or for any other reason) longs to see that parent again. Many have kept up a running dialogue in their heads of things they would say to them if they ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, touching, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, transsexual, gender, youth, coming of age, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment, society, parents and children, transvestism, estrangement, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 7.3
 2K
The Apple (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France, Netherlands
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After twelve years of imprisonment by their own parents, two sisters are finally released by social workers to face the outside world for the first time.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, serious, compassionate, emotional ...
Plot: confined, social worker, family relations, isolation, religions or cults, life is a bitch, society, human nature, father daughter relationship, blindness, twins, feral child ...
Time: 90s, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Johnny (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Johnny, the megalomaniac leader of a group of squeegee kids, finds a video camera and pushes his followers into "acting" out increasingly dangerous "scenes".
Style: disturbing, rough, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: street gang, vomiting, danger, juvenile delinquency, gang, youth, downfall, crimes, society, addiction, city life, obsession ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Red Hook Summer (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When his mom deposits him at the Red Hook housing project in Brooklyn to spend the summer with the grandfather he’s never met, young Flik may as well have landed on Mars. Fresh from his cushy life in Atlanta, he’s bored and friendless, and his ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Where is the Friend's Home? (1987)
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: realistic, serious, feel good, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: family relations, village life, village, social relations, power relations, new wave, human nature, teachers and students, self discovery, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children, on the road ...
Time: 80s
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A troubled teen is given the chance to redeem his criminal debt to society
Style: touching, serious, emotional, sentimental, realistic
Plot: family relations, juvenile delinquency, friendship, self discovery, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, human nature, misfit, life is a bitch, society, elderly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France, Afghanistan
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: serious, psychological, disturbing, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: dehumanization, parents and children, youth, street kid, life is a bitch, realism, cruelty, poverty, power relations, family relations, master and servant, lifestyle ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 796
Iron Island (2005)
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Country: Iran
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Killer of Sheep (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Stan works in drudgery at a slaughterhouse. His personal life is drab. Dissatisfaction and ennui keep him unresponsive to the needs of his adoring wife, and he must struggle against influences which would dishonor and endanger him and his family.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy
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Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.5
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Dog Sweat (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Intertwines the lives of six young Iranians as they struggle to satisfy their private desires in the face of conservative Islamic society.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, underground film
Plot: forbidden love, society, young lovers, love and romance, youth, injustice, bittersweet, muslim, infidelity, repression, hijab, islam ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.1
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Story: Abandoned in a park, the two-year-old girl Asia is found by Patty, a circus woman living with her husband Walter in a trailer park in San Basilio on the outskirts of Rome. With the help of Tairo, a teenager who lives with his grandma in an adjacent ...
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.1
 368
The City (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The stories of four Hispanic immigrants living in New York City.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: immigrants, working class, family relations, lottery, culture clash, hopes, youth, life is a bitch, social decay, unemployment, parents and children, social differences ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, mexico, latin america, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.4
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Ten (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France, USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: talky, thought provoking, touching, sincere, realistic ...
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Place: iran, middle east, tokyo, california, tehran iran
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