Movies like Parched

If you like "Parched" you are looking for captivating movies about / with female protagonist, tradition, countryside, fight, cave, motorcycle and prostitution themes of Drama genre shot in India or UK.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
Parched (2015)
 7.6
 5K
Parched (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: India, UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In a rural Indian village, four ordinary women begin to throw off the traditions that hold them in servitude in this inspirational drama.
Style: captivating
Plot: female protagonist, tradition, countryside, fight, cave, motorcycle, prostitution, teenage girl, fire, sheep, fireworks, campfire, women, social problems, family problems, relationship problems, marital problem, social relations, feminism, female director, pregnancy, death, female nudity, sex scene, bus ...

Movie in categories

Most similar movies to Parched

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, psychological, touching and tense films with plots about female protagonist, society, female director, family relations, family problems, mother daughter relationship and social problems mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Parched: Hermafrodita (2009), Little Girl Blue (2007), Charms for the Easy Life (2002), Little Feather (2016), Alanis (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Croatia, Slovenia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In Stip, a small town in Macedonia, every January the local priest throws a wooden cross into the river and hundreds of men dive after it. Good fortune and prosperity are guaranteed to the man who retrieves it. This time, Petrunya dives into the ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, bleak, captivating
Plot: female protagonist, feminism, social relations, sexism, social issues, religions or cults, religious faith, society, social problems, women, religion, small town life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.5
 39
Hermafrodita (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Dominican Republic
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based in the 1960's, in a small village of the Dominican Republic, Maria, a hermaphrodite, is born. She is brought up by her grandmother in a racial environment. She experiences her first love with La Melaza an assassin who seeks refuge in her ...
Style: captivating, psychological
Plot: village, secret, hermaphrodite, countryside, relationship problems, sexual relations, murderer, teenage life, gender identity, social problems, gender, family problems ...
Place: caribbean, dominican republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Little Girl Blue (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Julie is a woman who seemingly has everything. A handsome husband, teenage daughter and a thriving, undemanding job as a translator and now even a new dream house ... But she also has a secret that is slowly changing her idyllic life...
Style: sincere, captivating
Plot: mother daughter relationship, family relations, female protagonist, midlife crisis, husband wife relationship, family life, relationships, changing lives, lifestyle change, dealing with the past, teenage girl, family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Charms for the Easy Life (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of three women who live in a North Carolina town and defy the traditional roles set forth for them by society.
Style: sincere, sentimental, emotional, touching, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, small town life, fall in love, family life, family relations, homecoming, love and romance, crumbling marriage, healing power, estrangement, social relations, family problems ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 30s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Movie in collections
fire movies
3708
sheep movies
466
fireworks movies
902
campfire movies
1396
 6.2
 587
Little Feather (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Martina is 18, loves dancing and goes by a nick name Shakira. Also, today she is leaving an orphanage...
Style: psychological, captivating
Plot: female protagonist, forced prostitution, adulthood, society, adolescence vs adulthood, grownups, financial problem, social problems, money problems, life is a bitch, large breasts, 18 year old ...
Place: prague, prague czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.3
 1K
Alanis (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A young Buenos Aires mother and sex worker suffers the hypocrisy of the laws that are supposed to protect her, in this compelling, profoundly political drama about the dismal choices foisted upon vulnerable women.
Style: tense, captivating, suspense
Plot: prostitution, sex worker, prostitute, female protagonist, financial problem, money problems, single mother, white trash, mother and son, social misfits, life is a bitch, social problems ...
Place: buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.6
 147
The Lowlife (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on a 2016 novel by Mana Sakura, “The Lowlife” shows the stories of three women who work in Japan’s adult video industry .
Style: captivating
Plot: porn, japanese schoolgirl, porn actress, mother daughter relationship, relationships, female protagonist, erotica, life, social problems, family relations, women, based on a novel ...
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.6
 99
PorNO (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia, Ukraine
Story: Max films his friends having lecherous fun at his own birthday party; unaware of how it will change his life. Just out of high school, by haphazard, he becomes a big porno producer. His father, a principled police major, chases porno makers, not ...
Style: captivating, psychological
Plot: adult filmmaking, family problems, family relations, father and son, porn industry, social problems, fighting crime, social relations, porn director, pornographic video, pornographer, father son relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Movie in collections
The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: 1993: after being caught having sex with the prom queen, a girl is forced into a gay conversion therapy center.
Style: psychological, thought provoking, disturbing, touching, captivating
Plot: lgbt, lgbt teen, lesbian, teenage sexuality, female sexuality, emotional abuse, religion, gay slur, female protagonist, teenager, sex scene, parent child relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1993, year 1992
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.6
 3K
Brick Lane (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, India
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The grind of daily life as a Brick Lane Bangladessi as seen through the eyes of Nazneen (Chatterjee), who at 17 enters an arranged marriage with Chanu (Kaushik). Years later, living in east London with her family, she meets a young man Karim ...
Style: realistic, psychological, contemplative, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: arranged marriage, immigrants, love triangle, love affair, family relations, society, village, fall in love, racism, sister sister relationship, drowning, loss of mother ...
Time: contemporary, september 11 2001
Place: london, bangladesh, europe, england, india ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Little Forest (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young woman leaves the city to return to her hometown in the countryside. Seeking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, she becomes self-sufficient in a bid to reconnect with nature.
Style: disturbing, captivating, psychological, sincere
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: countryside, farming, cooking, friendship, female protagonist, young woman, mother daughter relationship, food, childhood friend, pet dog, winter, male female relationship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
In the Name of the Land (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Pierre is 25 when he returns from Wyoming to find Claire his fiancée and take over the family farm. Twenty years later, the farm expanded, so did the family. It's the time of happy days, at least at the beginning. The debts accumulate and ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, melancholic, light, captivating ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, farm, father son relationship, medicine, peasant, countryside, family relations, love, family farm, family problems, family life, farming ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1996, year 1979
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.1
 61
Delight (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The film's main theme is obsession. An obsession with love, with art, originality, copying, with success, money and... with oneself. Sooner or later, if we lose our rational upper hand over it and let ourselves be dragged down by it, every ...
Style: captivating, unusual plot structure, thought provoking
Plot: text messaging, art, obsession, female nudity, suicide, transvestite, cross dressing, twins, death, gay, female protagonist, sex ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.8
 315
In the Open (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Italy, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Elisa, a thirty-eight-year old woman, leaves for a week with her husband and young daughter on a vacation to a house in the country. Everything is going for her: she has a successful professional career, loves her family, has enough money for a ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: countryside, family problems, couple relations, couples, family relations, estrangement, husband wife relationship, old house, sex scene, moving, crumbling marriage, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
I Am Nojoom, Age 10 and Divorced (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yemen, France, United Arab Emirates, USA, Sweden, Jordan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ten-year-old Nojoom was forced to marry a 30-year-old man. The dowry offered the family a small income and 'one less mouth to feed'. Nojoom discovers that her life will take a turn for the worse. Her husband is indifferent to her age. ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, thought provoking, touching
Plot: child bride, forced marriage, sheik, child rape, tradition, divorce, little girl, escape, courtroom, family honor, rape, judge ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.0
 2K
Papicha (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Algeria, Belgium, Qatar
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Algiers, 1997. The country is in the hands of terrorist groups, seeking to establish an Islamic and archaic state. Women are particularly affected and oppressed by primitive diktas, who seek to take control of their bodies and control their passage ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, captivating, psychological
Plot: violence against women, hijab, female protagonist, muslim girl, mass murder, sea, unwanted pregnancy, attempted rape, pregnancy, friendship, teenage girl, university ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: algeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
I'm Going to Change My Name (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Russia, Armenia, Denmark
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on the Armenian ‘Sharakan’, a nine-part song that brings us gradually closer to meaning, Maria Saakyan’s new film further develops the poetic invention apparent in her first feature, The Lighthouse. Focusing on the world of a 14-year-old ...
Style: romantic, captivating, entertaining
Plot: teenage girl, teenager, coming of age, single mother, family relations, family problems, romantic relationship, relationships, relationship problems, love affair, love and romance, lifestyle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.4
 121K
Nomadland (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A woman in her sixties embarks on a journey through the American West after losing everything in the Great Recession, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.
Style: road movie, serious, sincere, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: nomad, motor home, homelessness, unemployment, death of husband, traveler, female protagonist, loss of job, feminism, van, social problems, money problems ...
Time: year 2011
Place: nevada, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 4K
New Order (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In the near future, a popular uprising in Mexico City interrupts a wedding held at the home of a wealthy family. After the riots have been quashed, they discover the bride has gone missing and plea with the military to help locate her.
Style: tense, captivating
Plot: revolution, class differences, social problems, class struggle, social relations, class conflict, class distinction, group shower, troubled marriage, society, marital problem, high society ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.9
 2K
Lakshmi (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Based on true events, Lakshmi is a story of heroism and untold courage. Lakshmi, a 13 year old girl is kidnapped and sold into prostitution. Thrown into this horrific, inhuman world where she is raped and brutally beaten she barely survives with the ...
Style: serious, tense, psychological, captivating, based on true events
Plot: prostitution, police raid, brutality, female protagonist, pimp, whistleblower, underage, lawyer, cruelty, brothel, human spirit, rape ...
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Sex Life of Plants (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After a head injury makes a dimwit stranger out Barbara's beloved Guille, she ceases to feel desire for him. Nearing 35, and longing for motherhood, she settles with a new partner, while the memory of lost love harrows her.
Style: captivating, psychological
Plot: marital problem, relationships, relationship problems, male female relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, family problems, couple relations, family relations, wanting a baby, family life, choice, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
April's Daughter (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Valeria is 17 and pregnant. She lives in Puerto Vallarta with Clara, her half sister. Valeria has not wanted her long-absent mother, April, to find out about her pregnancy, but due to the economic strain and the overwhelming responsibility of having ...
Style: sincere, touching, captivating, melancholic
Plot: teenage girl, mother daughter relationship, teenage pregnancy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, baby, mother daughter conflict, infidelity, sister sister relationship, teenage mother, real estate agent, older woman younger man sex, seductive woman ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.9
 166
Sixteen (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Hickspoiltation film from the early 1970s ostensibly starring Oscar nominee Mercedes McCambridge, but really more a film looking for an excuse to show off Simone Griffeth's beauty. She plays a daughter of a swamp family. The whole family goes ...
Plot: countryside, loss of innocence, carnival, incest, implied incest, teenage girl, lost, greed, brother sister relationship, female nudity, first sexual experience, skinny dipping ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 80
The Saver (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When teenaged Fern is orphaned in the middle of a harsh Montreal winter, she is determined to avoid her mother’s tragic fate, and take care of herself. With Youth Protection nipping at her heels, she lies about her name and age, to get a job as a ...
Style: psychological, thought provoking, disturbing, contemplative, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: teenage girl, cleaning lady, teenage protagonist, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, life is a bitch, orphan, youth, new life, society, money, millionaire ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.6
 219
Spaceship (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When his daughter goes missing in an apparent alien abduction, Gabriel's search takes him dangerously close to her strange group of so-called friends. But the further he goes inside their computer game and fantasy-obsessed world, the more he ...
Style: unusual plot structure, contemplative, suspense, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, missing daughter, teenage girl, teenager, teenage boy, female protagonist, missing person, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, group of friends, single father, disappearance, loss of wife ...
Time: 21st century
Place: britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.2
 164
Side Job (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the novel "Kanojo no Jinsei wa Machigai ja Nai" (literal translation: Her life is not at fault) by Director Hiroki, it is a powerful story of survivors, who are all trying to find their own silver linings in life.
Style: psychological, captivating
Plot: prostitute, orphan, prostitution, society, social relations, social problems, life is a bitch, money problems, tsunami, city hall, earthquake, based on a novel
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.0
 4K
Western (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Bulgaria, Austria
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A group of German construction workers set out for a foreign construction site in the Bulgarian province. The strange country awakens adventure feelings among the men. At the same time, they are confronted with their prejudices and mistrust. For two ...
Plot: poverty, migration, fight, countryside, water shortage, village, stream, landscape, german abroad, construction worker, quarry, cigarette smoking ...
Place: eastern europe, bulgaria
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
 1K
Dirty God (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, Belgium, Ireland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Jade is a young mother in the prime of her life when an acid attack leaves her severely burned. While her face has been reconstructed, her beauty is lost beneath the scars. Descending a self-destructive path with relationships crumbling, Jade must ...
Style: touching, sentimental, psychological, disturbing, captivating
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: single mother, friendship, female protagonist, court, trial, burnt face, plastic surgery, baby, infidelity, mother daughter relationship, catastrophe, adaptation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.9
 169
Animal Heart (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Suddenly he thinks her alone, his wife. This person whom he doesn't know how to love and who is now falling prey to a gnawing disease. This woman whom he knows so little about and whom he would like to be with him. Right now, Just like before.
Style: rough, captivating
Plot: family problems, tragic love, violence, domestic violence, power relations, jealousy, village life, battered wife, villager, battered woman, jealous spouse, male female relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 4K
Sunset Song (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Luxembourg
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The daughter of a Scottish farmer comes of age in the early 1900s.
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, realistic
Plot: farmer, shepherd, love, father daughter relationship, female protagonist, sex scene, world war one, village, execution, father son relationship, marriage proposal, death of father ...
Time: 1910s
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%