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Don't Tell Me the Boy Was Mad (2015)
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Don't Tell Me the Boy Was Mad (2015)
Original name: Une histoire de fou
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Aram, a young man from Marseille of Armenian origin, blows up the Turkish ambassador's car in Paris. Gilles, a young cyclist who was passing at that precise moment, is seriously injured. Aram's mother feels guilty and feels the need to visit Gilles at the hospital and beg for his forgiveness, something that Gilles does not understand. Against the advice of his comrades in Beirut, Aram decides to go meet his victim.
Plot: dancing, vengeance, lawyer, trial, genocide, cyclist, judge, shooting, mass murder, explosion, embassy, ambassador, bomb, execution, assassination, man in a wheelchair, wheelchair, revenge, hospital, shot in the head, human ashes, armenian, armenian genocide
Time: year 1915
Place: ottoman empire, france, turkey, berlin germany, beirut lebanon, armenia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and gloomy films with plots about armenian, armenian genocide, genocide, love and romance, mass murder, family relations and hospital mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like Don't Tell Me the Boy Was Mad: Assignment Berlin (1982), Aram (2002), 1915 (2015), Armenia (2006), Armenia, My Love... (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Assignment Berlin (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: no overview
Plot: witness, judge, world war one, assassination, genocide, trial, lawyer, revenge, mass murder, jury, vengeance, justice ...
Time: year 1915
Place: berlin germany, ottoman empire, turkey, armenia
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95%
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Aram (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Aram, an ex-soldier from the Armenian cause, has come to France to close an arms deal under secret service surveillance. Held responsible and banished by his faher for his brother's injuries in a terrorist ttack, he's also come to seek ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: terrorism, assassination, crimes, arms dealing, criminal heroes, deadly, gangsters, godparent, tough heroes, rivalry, disability, politics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1915
Place: turkey, france, armenia, ottoman empire
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 4.8
 4K
1915 (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Exactly 100 years after the Armenian Genocide, a theatre director stages a play to bring the ghosts of the past back to life.
Plot: armenian genocide, international, genocide, soldier, theatre production, armenian, stage play, theater
Time: year 1915
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, armenia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Armenia (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: This is a story about returning to ones ancestral homeland. Anna is a cardiologist who discovers her father has fled to his native Armenia after being diagnosed with a heart problem. Despite their contentious relationship, she sets out to bring her ...
Plot: diaspora, armenian genocide, french, armenian, physician, voyage, genocide
Place: armenia, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Armenia, My Love... (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The destiny of a happy Armenian family, whose life will change forever in 1915, Ottoman Empire, (Armenian land), now Turkey and whose beautiful dreams will become memories in the eyes of the most famous Armenian American painter, who lives to paint ...
Plot: armenian, armenian genocide, mass murder, genocide
Time: year 1915
Place: turkey, ottoman empire, armenia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.5
 3K
Mother (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Henri Verneuil was born Achod Malakian of Armenian parentage on October 15, 1920, in Rodosto, Turkey, and his family fled to France and settled in Marseilles when he was a young child. He later recounted his childhood experience in the novel Mayrig, ...
Plot: mother, diaspora, armenian genocide, exile, mass murder, harbor, provence, armenian, refugee, genocide
Place: marseille, armenia, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Town Is Quiet (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A dark tale of working-class life in Marseilles, a city in crisis. Interesting characters include a hard-bitten but compassionate fish market worker with a drug addicted daughter and a moody bartender with a shocking secret life.
Style: touching, psychological, disturbing, gloomy, biting ...
Plot: taxi driver, racism, life is a bitch, family relations, couple relations, couples, drug abuse, assassination, love and romance, down on your luck, parents and children, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: marseille, france, seaport, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Snows of Kilimanjaro (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A union pensioner and his wife are robbed, but find that merely getting the assailants brought to justice is not enough for their consciences.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, tense ...
Plot: unemployment, solidarity, labor union, couples, couple relations, supportive coworker, family relations, working class, moral dilemma, society, poverty, stolen money ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: marseille, france, seaport, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Do Not Forget Me Istanbul (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Greece
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Several directors from countries of the region were invited to create stories taking place in and around the beautiful city of Istanbul, in the vein of “Paris, je t’aime” and “New York, I love you”. They come together to remind viewers ...
Plot: armenian, diaspora, armenian genocide, greek, musician, genocide
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The House by the Sea (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: By a little bay near Marseille lies a picturesque villa owned by an old man. His three children have gathered by his side for his last days. It’s time for them to weigh up what they have inherited of their father’s ideals and the community ...
Plot: grief, refugee, family, seaside, echo, suicide, grave, children, older man younger woman relationship, actress, reminiscence, idealism ...
Time: 2010s
Place: southern france, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Nahapet (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Story of a strong-willed man, Nahapet, who lost his family during the 1915 Genocide is an eternal story of resurrection.
Plot: bolshevik, genocide, world war one, survivor, armenian, communism, armenian genocide
Time: 1910s, year 1915
Place: soviet union, armenia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Invisible World (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An anthology film following different stories around the theme of invisibility in the modern world.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious
Plot: invisibility, society, armenian, armenian genocide, genocide, mass murder
Place: brazil, latin america, armenia, south america, ottoman empire
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.3
 5K
The Cut (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Mystery, War
Country: Germany, France, Italy, Russia, Poland, Canada, Turkey, Jordan
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In 1915 a man survives the Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire, but loses his family, speech and faith. One night he learns that his twin daughters may be alive, and goes on a quest to find them.
Plot: forceful separation, armenian genocide, charlie chaplin, twin sisters, voyage, blacksmith, diaspora, desert, refugee, mute, mass murder, armenian ...
Time: year 1915
Place: north dakota, armenia, turkey, ottoman empire
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Once in a Lifetime (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Based on a true story. In Léon Blum high school in Créteil (France), a history teacher decides to have her weakest 10th grade class take a national history competition. This will change them.
Style: sincere, semi serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: high school, ambition, teenage life, teachers and students, dedicated educator, power relations, contests and competitions, youth, religion, photograph, bus, high school student ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, brussels
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.0
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Mother (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: This family drama is the sequel to director Henri Verneuil's autobiographical film, Mayrig. It takes place some forty years after the end of the previous film. In the earlier film, a young man has moved with his family to Marseilles from ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, touching
Plot: love and romance, parents and children, elderly lovers, writer's life, family in crisis, family relations, lovers reunited, society, family gatherings, immigrants, elderly, hotel ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, ottoman empire
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Army of Crime (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France
Duration: 139 min.
Story: This gripping historical drama recounts the story of Armenian-born Missak Manouchian, a woodworker and political activist who led an immigrant laborer division of the Parisian Resistance on 30 operations against the Nazis in 1943. The Nazis branded ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, rough, suspenseful, serious
Plot: resistance, assassination, ss, life is a bitch, war, wartime life, hopes, state affairs, political unrest, human spirit, deadly, heroes ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1942, 1940s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Game Is Over (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Renee Saccard is a pampered, selfish young wife of a middle-aged Parisian businessman who falls in love with her stepson but is driven to the point of madness when her husband tricks the stepson into betraying her.
Plot: revenge, deception, female nudity, exercise
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The trial story of Viviane Amsalem's five year fight to obtain her divorce in front of the only legal authority competent for divorce cases in Israel, the Rabbinical Court.
Style: realistic, biting, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Plot: divorce, judge, working the system, legal action, unsupportive spouse, legal, religions or cults, couples, life is a bitch, rebellion, rabbi, injustice ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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A Parting Shot (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 84 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: switzerland, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
A Woman's Revenge (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Suzy, a beautiful woman, is coming back to Paris to attend the funeral of her lover, a married man. Cecile, his wife, is holding Suzy responsible for his suicide. By finding Suzy in Paris, Cecile is trying to seek the truth by playing a ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: couples, vengeance, love triangle, rivalry, uncover truth, love and romance, death of husband, female protagonist, suicide, menage a trois, death of lover, car accident ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Marie-Jo and Her 2 Lovers (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Marie-Jo and Her Two Lovers (French: Marie-Jo et ses deux amours) is a 2002 French drama film directed by Robert Guédiguian. It was entered into the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, realistic, psychological
Plot: love triangle, dishonesty, couples, fall in love, family problems, urban, parents and children, couple relations, family relations, love and romance, crumbling marriage, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 565
In Harmony (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After a serious accident on a film shoot, Marc, an equestrian, loses all hope to mount back on. His insurance company instructs Florence to handle his case. This film is the story of their meeting.
Style: serious, sincere, emotional, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: fall in love, love affair, romance, love and romance, riding a horse, meal, beach, infidelity, dog, strong female lead, filmmaking, playing piano ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.7
 2K
Les Cowboys (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Drama about a father and son who set out to find their missing daughter/sister with the help of an American headhunter.
Plot: missing daughter, car fire, missing girl, hostage negotiator, horse, father son relationship, dancing, paramedic, gypsy, teenage boy, beating, jail cell ...
Time: year 1994, 2000s
Place: pakistan, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 6.8
 765
The Passerby (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: During an interview, Max Baumstein (Piccoli), respected chairman of a humanitarian organisation, shoots the Paraguayan ambassador dead, in cold blood. Tried for first-degree murder, he explains himself: the ambassador was a former Nazi official, ...
Style: captivating, serious, suspenseful, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: deportation, cabaret, holocaust, life is a bitch, against humanity, state affairs, haunted by the past, vigilantism, murder, moral dilemma, vengeance, idealism ...
Time: 30s, 80s, 40s, 1930s
Place: france, europe, paris france, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Tomorrow at Dawn (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mathieu, a piano virtuoso, goes home to help his brother Paul to take care of their sick mother. Paul is into reenacting old battles, dressing up and getting into character, even dueling if necessary. Mathieu gets involved in this world and play ...
Style: serious, realistic
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Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Lark Farm (2007)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, Bulgaria, Spain, France, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The Lark Farm is set in a small Turkish town in 1915. It deals with the genocide of Armenians, looking closely at the fortunes, or rather, misfortunes of one wealthy Armenian family.
Style: gloomy, emotional, realistic, captivating
Plot: genocide, deportation, siblings relations, family relations, life turned upside down, wartime life, life is a bitch, love and romance, against humanity, desert, fall in love, moral dilemma ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, year 1915
Place: armenia, middle east, turkey, ottoman empire
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.6
 254
Golden Years (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The plot revolves around newlyweds Paul and Louise, as World War I breaks out. After two years on the frontline, Paul maims himself and deserts his post. But how can he hide when he is condemned to death in war-torn Paris? Louise dresses him up as a ...
Plot: sexual identity, female nudity, transsexual, sex scene, male nudity
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.2
 362
Top Hearts! (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A woman (Karin Viard) in the fourth month of her first pregnancy fights to save the baby while being treated for breast cancer.
Plot: pregnant woman, breast cancer, hospital, pregnancy, shaved head, cancer
Time: 1990s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Intime conviction (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Ever since she served on the jury during his trial, Nora has been convinced that Jacques Viguier is innocent, despite him being accused of murdering his wife. Following an appeal by the public prosecutor’s office, and fearing a miscarriage of ...
Style: based on true events
Plot: waitress, courtroom, hospital, missing wife, cigarette smoking, doubt, restaurant kitchen, wiretap, single mother, manipulative behavior, laptop, trial ...
Time: 2000s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.5
 5K
Wild Reeds (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As the Algerian War draws to a close, a teenager with a girlfriend starts feeling homosexual urges for two of his classmates: a country boy, and a French-Algerian intellectual.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, sentimental, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, coming out, love triangle, friendship, gay, politics, boarding school, gays and lesbians, french, homosexuality, gender, boarding school life ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, algeria, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%