Movies like Breath 2016

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Breath (2016)
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Breath (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Iran
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Breath is about an Iranian family who lives in Iran. It tells the story of Bahar,who is living with her father, Ghafour (Mehran Ahmadi) and Grandmother (Pantea Panahiha) during the 70s.Bahar is living in her childish and surreal world, filled with their dreams and fantasies.
Plot: child, iraq iran war, poverty, surrealism, iranian
Place: iran

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out surreal, avant garde, serious and art house films with plots about iranian, surrealism, poverty, persian, death, mother son relationship and family relations mostly in Drama, Fantasy and War genres. Some movies like Breath: The River's End (2003), M for Mother (2006), The Peddler (1987), Iran is My Country (1999), The Bright Day (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Breath (2016)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, War
Country: Iran
Duration: 112 min.
Story: We are taken care of when we are children and we do not know as much as when we are older. There is less to worry about. But it does not mean the things that are important to us as children have less significance. You see, for Scruffy, despite that ...
Plot: poverty, surrealism, child, iraq iran war, iranian
Place: iran
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95%
The River's End (2003)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Iran
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young man leaves his birthplace, Isfahan, to come to capital city ,Tehran, to forgot his childhood memories. He is the storyteller and he tarts revealing his dreams which have been started a few months after the death of his father. In these ...
Plot: disturbed individual, dead father, husband wife relationship, persian, swimming, father son relationship, iranian, boy, loss of parents, butcher, dead parents, river ...
Place: iran
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42%
 7.4
 4K
M for Mother (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 113 min.
Story: What appears to be a grand love story turns sour when parents-to-be discover that their unborn child will likely be born with serious birth defects, as a result of the mother's exposure to chemical weapons during the Iran-Iraq war. The father ...
Plot: iraq iran war, concert, divorce, politician, sick child, poverty, cancer, violin, death of mother, suicide
Place: iran
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40%
 6.8
 325
The Peddler (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The movie consists of three episodes that explore the lives of poor and desperate in Iran. In episode one, a very poor couple with many crippled children abandon their newly born baby in hopes that it will have a better future. In the second ...
Style: anthology
Plot: poverty, insanity, caretaker, cripple, old age, merchant, abandoned baby, mother son relationship
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Iran is My Country (1999)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: Iran
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Sohrab, a provincial young writer, is lost in the desert on the way to Tehran to get a publication license for his book on old Persian poetry, but the trip involves some bizarre events.
Style: avant garde
Plot: writers, iranian, poem, student, desert, persian, poetry
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Bright Day (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 86 min.
Story: THE BRIGHT DAY weaves a story that has its roots in the complexity of Iran’s draconian laws governing capital punishment. A kindergarten teacher hopes to aid the father of one of her young students, a man accused of manslaughter, by convincing ...
Plot: classroom, iranian, money, maid, divorce, caregiver, death
Place: iran
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33%
 6.9
 239
Nargess (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A sharp-edged look at people who live outside the constraints of Islamic law.
Plot: iranian, female director, theft, police, police officer, hospital, love, love triangle, islam, thief, muslim, older woman younger man relationship
Place: iran
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33%
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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, family life, curses spells and rituals, destiny, family gatherings, death in the family, against the rules, ghost, dealing with death, couples, family relations, newlyweds ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Night Bus (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Iran
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The film, which is in sharp monochrome, relates the story of a twenty-four-hour-long journey of two young Iranian soldiers (Issā and Emād) and a civilian driver (Amu Rahim) transporting thirty-eight Iraqi prisoners of war, taken from behind the ...
Plot: murder, young soldier, martyr, persian, child soldier, poverty, iranian, death, love letter, bus, martyrdom, iraq iran war ...
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.5
 4K
Mother (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The film progresses along two distinct but interwoven series of events. The first series involves young members of a family who have gathered round their old mother and revive their common childhood memories. the second line focuses on the old ...
Plot: persian, carpenter, iranian, sister sister relationship, brother brother conflict, husband wife relationship, brother brother relationship, mother son relationship
Place: tehran iran, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Trial on the Street (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Just a few hours to his wedding, Amir, a lad from the south of Tehran, receives a call from his closest friend Habib who insist on meeting him to speak about an urgent issue. He rushes to Habib's works place and there listens to Habib's ...
Plot: iranian, prostitution, wedding, abortion, polygamy, betrayal, second wife, friendship, jealous husband, flick knife, taxi driver, dignity ...
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Immortality (2016)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Iran
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Six families in different compartments of a train, moving through a rainy night; the families whose lives are interwoven with each other; each destiny is influenced by the other ones, where all get to s similar eternity.
Plot: train, journey, life, iranian
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Woman with Red Boots (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: France, Italy, Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An elderly millionaire manipulates an avant-garde writer and a happily married man.
Plot: boots, surrealism, chess, female nudity
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.9
 22
Drum (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The atmosphere is dreamlike, the characters have no name, neither the streets. Teheran is the only character whose name is constantly evoked. A lawyer, as many others, works and lives alone in his apartment, which is both his office and his home. In ...
Plot: public telephone, oil industry, lawyer, poverty, funeral, law firm, iranian, persian, construction, dictatorship, public phone, marital problem
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Custodian (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Davoud Najafi lives with his father Rahman who is the custodian of a small company and his disabled brother Ne'mat. His sister Aghdas is pregnant and her husband is away in Kuwait, so they have to bear her expenses too. Davoud loves film making ...
Plot: class society, desperation, security guard, sexual humor, poverty, bare breasts, degradation, corporal punishment, teenage love, husband hits wife, teenage girl, suicide ...
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Last Christmas (1999)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young boy's dream of finding his dead father comes true when his father visits him as an angel. But things turn sour when he discovers that his father was not the hero he imagined him to be.
Plot: christmas, ghost, father son relationship, past, journey, angel, surrealism, family relations
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Adventures of God (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Argentina
Duration: 84 min.
Story: It tells the story of a man and a woman trapped inside what appears to be a dream set in the labyrinthine hallways, mysterious rooms of a large hotel in the 30's, facing the sea.
Style: art house, absurd, captivating, surreal
Plot: miraculous event, pregnancy, philosophy, surrealism, absurdism, religion, murder, hotel, time, dream, shooting, sheep ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.9
 279
Boycott (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Valeh, a member of a leftist organization, is arrested by the SAVAK and sentenced to death. In prison, he reconsiders his relationships with members of his political cell, and begins to doubt the validity of the ideas for which he is condemned. At ...
Plot: prison, marxism, faith, arrest, death penalty, iranian, capture, torture, anti communist, guerilla warfare, baby, doubt ...
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 5.7
 33
Zinat (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The conflict felt by a modern Iranian woman as she is forced to choose between her career and the traditional obligations of a housewife are examined in this drama. Until she married Hamed, Zinat worked in a public health clinic in a small Iranian ...
Plot: iranian, marriage engagement, women's rights, husband wife relationship, father in law daughter in law relationship, marriage, tradition, feminism, mother in law daughter in law relationship, small town, public health, engagement ...
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.3
 153
Lines (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Greece nowadays. Seven different stories about seven persons who have already reached their limits and finally fall apart. Despite their seemingly obvious connection they are simultaneously connected through a common desperate action: the last phone ...
Style: avant garde
Plot: financial crisis, psychiatry, politics, surrealism, death, poverty, darkness, self harm, injury
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Blue-Veiled (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iran
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An elderly owner of a tomato farm and sauce factory, after his wife's death, falls in love with one of the workers of the factory endangering his relationship with his daughters and in-laws. While everybody in the big family persuades the old ...
Plot: persian, female director, poverty, blue, factory owner, factory, son in law, dysfunctional family, worker, manager, older man younger woman relationship, islam ...
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings (1988)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Cuba, Italy, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An elderly man with wings is blown off course during a tropical storm in this symbolic fantasy. The Old Man lands near a Caribbean island where a poor family gives him shelter in a chicken coop. Father Gonzaga is the skeptical priest who rushes to ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, crab, superstition, stranger, sideshow, poverty, baby, news report, glowing eyes, bus, carnival, wings ...
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Missing Star (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Switzerland, France, Singapore
Duration: 103 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: road movie
Plot: single mother, bus, translator, poverty, grandmother, child, rice, staircase
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 8.4
 3K
Guru (1997)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: India
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Guru is a fantasy film. It is highly symbolic and makes a statement on terrorism by religions and the evils of the world. The story starts in small peaceful village in India. There is peace between the Hindus and the Muslims that live there. They ...
Style: avant garde
Plot: symbolism, fruit, bomb, riot, death sentence, muslim, hindu, revenge, moral transformation, violence, blindness, eyesight ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
A Minor Leap Down (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Nahal is around thirty and in her fourth month of pregnancy. During a routine check-up she learns that her baby has died and she now faces a curettage abortion in two days’ time. When she tries to address the subject, neither her mother nor her ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, emotional, gloomy
Plot: rebellion, society, family relations, life is a bitch, estrangement, rebelliousness, strong female presence, miscarriage, pregnancy, unfulfillment, depression, iranian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Pastoral Hide and Seek (1974)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young boys' coming of age tale set in a strange, carnivalesque village becomes the recreation of a memory that the director has twenty years later.
Style: surreal, psychedelic, avant garde
Plot: japanese new wave, female stockinged legs, pantyhose, symbolism, clock, fat suit, circus, female nudity, train, breaking the fourth wall, cemetery, nun ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Marriage of the Blessed (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: Iran
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Haji is severely traumatized by the war with Iraq. Back from the front, he's unable to adapt to civilian life. Despite family opposition, his fiancée stands by him as together they challenge both the authority of family and state to lead their ...
Plot: war trauma, iraq war, religious fundamentalist, injustice, director cameo, fiancee, surrealism, memory, muslim, photographer, mental institution, family relations ...
Place: africa, tehran iran, iran, lebanon
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (1990)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A collection of magical tales based upon the actual dreams of director Akira Kurosawa.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, contemplative, serious, captivating ...
Plot: apocalypse, painting, tunnel, contamination, rain, legends and myths, artist, life & death, chaos, rainy, wise man, nuclear holocaust ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: japan, asia, mount fuji, pacific ocean, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Master and Margarita (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Russia
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Master is a talented writer in Moscow working on a manuscript about the biblical Jesus and Pontius Pilate. Authorities in Moscow are harassing Master by surveillance and intimidation. Victimized by their harassment, Master throws his manuscript into ...
Style: surreal, captivating, suspenseful, mind bending, suspense ...
Plot: surveillance, manuscript, female nudity, mental institution, mysticism, muse, surrealism, buddies, destiny, life & death, life philosophy, storytelling ...
Time: 1930s
Place: russia, jerusalem, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.3
 69K
Enter the Void (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Canada, Japan
Duration: 161 min.
Story: This psychedelic tour of life after death is seen entirely from the point of view of Oscar (Nathaniel Brown), a young American drug dealer and addict living in Tokyo with his prostitute sister, Linda (Paz de la Huerta). When Oscar is killed by ...
Style: psychedelic, atmospheric, meditative, touching, serious ...
Plot: explicit sex, surrealism, hallucination, drug trip, afterlife, neon light, stripper, supernatural, ghost, youth, deadly, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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