Movies like A Day for Women

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A Day for Women (2016)
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A Day for Women (2016)
Original name: Yom lel-Sittat
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A new swimming pool opens in a Cairo district, with the announcement that Sundays will be only for females. This causes ripples throughout the local community, while three women - Shamiya, Azza, and Lula - assess their varying lives.
Plot: islam, feminism, female director, swimming, grief

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Most similar movies to A Day for Women

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and emotional films with plots about female director, feminism, islam, muslim, love, female protagonist and teenager mostly in Drama, Family and Thriller genres. Some movies like A Day for Women: A Woman Like Eve (1979), In Between (2016), Wallah Be (2002), Broken Mirrors (1984), Jinn (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Woman Like Eve (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Eve lives with her husband Ad and two children somewhere in Amsterdam. Eve seems reasonably happy although she sometimes has the feeling that there's something missing in her life. Her husband – thinking Eve is depressed – sends her on a ...
Plot: lesbian love, lesbian relationship, female director, love, feminism, beach, lesbianism, female full frontal nudity, lesbian kiss, female nudity, lesbian, hippie ...
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95%
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In Between (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The film captures the daily duality of three young Palestinian women in Tel Aviv, caught between hometown tradition and big city abandon, and the price they must pay for a lifestyle that seems obvious to many: the freedom to work, party, fuck, and ...
Plot: feminism, female director, lgbt, islam, woman smoking cigarette, israeli, muslim, palestinian, nightclub, female lawyer, student, young woman ...
Time: 2010s
Place: israel, tel aviv israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.2
 159
Wallah Be (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Life is not easy when you are a Danish kid called Aksel who loves meatballs. Especially when you would much rather want to be one of the cool Muslim boys who wear those golden necklaces and say cool stuff in Arabic. To worsen things, during the ...
Plot: children, boy, islam, female director, bathing
Place: denmark
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92%
 6.4
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Broken Mirrors (1984)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Humour, the currency of Dutch director Gorris' first feminist thriller, A Question of Silence, is exchanged in her second for the much darker coinage of horror. A murderer is at large: a well-dressed businessman who incarcerates his victims, ...
Plot: brothel, feminism, prostitution, female director, prostitute, starvation
Place: amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 5.5
 297
Jinn (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Summer is a carefree teenage girl whose world is turned upside down when her mother abruptly converts to Islam and becomes a different person. At first resistant to the faith, she begins to reevaluate her identity after becoming attracted to a ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, religious conversion, islam, sexuality, teenager, desire, female director, mother, woman, daughter
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
A Scream from Silence (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A director and an editor, both woman, cannot work on a movie presenting the rape of a nurse without reacting on the scenes they're working on, the situation of womanhood in general, and the way the 'Justice' handle those cases of rape.
Plot: rape, female director, violence, interview, feminism, contemplating suicide, hate, film within a film, rapist, male female relationship, court, rape victim ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Limbo (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Germany
Duration: 80 min.
Story: LIMBO is set in a small town in rural Denmark, teenager Sara and young teacher Karen develop a connection. A quiet drama interested as much in the lives of its female protagonists as their surroundings.
Plot: female director, school, school teacher, car accident, machismo, femininity
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69%
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Domino (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A woman director is making a film about Billie Holiday. She wants to learn from her how to "feel" again, how to love again.
Style: sexploitation film
Plot: female director, feminism, female sexuality, blind man, mannequin, telescope, female orgasm, sexual pleasure, fondling, scantily clad female, female masturbation, turtle ...
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65%
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Team Hurricane (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A punk chick flick about teen girls that mixes highly stylized fictional elements with documentary material: loneliness, pussy-power, Kawaii, electric green, hentai, graffiti, vibrators, friendship, teddy bears, resting bitch face, ART, fire, fear, ...
Plot: female director, teenage girl, scandinavian girl, teenager, female nudity, group of teenagers
Place: denmark, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.2
 152
Madonnas (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Switzerland, Belgium
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A portrait of Rita, who claims that her mother was never a mother for her. Rita gives birth to her own five children and forces her mother to take the role of a mother.
Plot: release from prison, feminism, social issues, freedom, independence, prison, society, children, army, women's prison, runaway, female director ...
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61%
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The Mourner (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In a small village in Rajasthan, India, a woman named Shanichari was born - so named, as shortly after her birth her father died; & her mother, Peewli, ran away with a rich lover, the owner of a drama company, abandoning her. When Shanichari ...
Plot: female director, pregnancy, desert, crying, grief, death, death of husband, orphan, female protagonist, prostitute, landowner, death of mother ...
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60%
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678 (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Deals with the phenomenon of sexual harassment in Egypt. Film depicts the moving story of three women Atfguen in some way or another to address the disturbing fact, the phenomenon can not be overlooked in the Egyptian and Arab street and the ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: sexual harassment, self defense, bus, rebellion, injustice, social decay, rebelliousness, vigilantism, life is a bitch, crimes, society, defiant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2009
Place: egypt, cairo egypt, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Wives (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The first of Anja Breiens Wives trilogy.
Plot: city, party, rebel, weekend, feminism, female director, women
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Aval Appadithan (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Aval Appadithan (English: "That's How She Is") is a Tamil film is directed by C. Rudhraiya. It starred Sripriya, Kamal Hassan and Rajnikanth, with Ilayaraja as music director. The film was noted for its very stylized film making and ...
Style: cult film
Plot: women's liberation, cigarette smoking, chauvinism, advertising, grief, male female relationship, feminism, whiskey, dysfunctional family, documentary filmmaker, cynicism, party ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Words with Gods (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The first of four installments in the groundbreaking Heartbeat of the World anthology film series. Comprised of several short films by some of the world's most exciting directors, Words with Gods follows the theme of religion - specifically as ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic
Plot: buddhism, religions or cults, world spanning, clergy, society, female director, australian aboriginal, christianity, islam, atheism, judaism, hinduism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: serbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Last Island (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Alicia is a selfish brat who is crazy about video games. As her parents work and nobody cares about her, her mother decides to send her to an island where old Aunt Belinda lives. No running water or electricity, by the sea and at the foot of ...
Plot: female director, cliff, aunt, swimming underwater, isolation, boy girl friendship, child protagonist, ocean, 12 year old, swimming, boy, girl ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Women's Room (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A wife is sick and tired of her husband's infidelities, so she leaves home and goes back to grad-school. There she meets many self-confident women who help her find her own voice.
Plot: divorced divorcee, female friendship, feminism, women's liberation, lesbian, marriage, love, women's rights, self fulfillment
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43%
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At Five in the Afternoon (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nogreh is a young Afghani woman living with her father and her sister-in-law, Leylomah, whose husband, Akhtar, is missing. Beyond the issue of Akhtar, Leylomah is most concerned with how to feed her baby. She cannot provide milk for her baby as her ...
Style: bleak, thought provoking, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: survival, hidden identity, danger, injustice, political unrest, family relations, feminism, human nature, war, dishonesty, state affairs, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Collectress (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Lithuania
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Following a traumatic experience, Gaile, a speech therapist, is incapable of feeling any emotion. However, while preparing a video presentation for a scientific conference, she sees herself on screen and is surprised to find suppressed sensations ...
Plot: female director, emotionless, obsession
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Sicily! (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany
Duration: 66 min.
Story: A man returns to visit his native Sicily after living in New York for a long time. He learns about the Sicilian way of life from stylized conversations with an orange picker, his fellow train passengers, his mother, and a knife-sharpener.
Plot: female director
Place: sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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1:01 (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a Copenhagen suburb the 19-year-old Per is found unconscious after having been badly beaten up. He is taken to hospital in a coma. The police have no clues, but the air is thick with suspicion. His mother struggles to maintain her faith in his ...
Plot: female director, coma, suspicion, beating, family relations, teenager
Place: copenhagen, denmark, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Lipstick Under My Burkha  (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Four ordinary women, inflicted by silly societal norms, have to steal, lie, cheat and hide in order to lead the lives that they rightfully deserve.
Plot: countryside, patriarchy, small town, social satire, islam, sexuality, muslim, masturbation, sex, women
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Flying Colors (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A 15 year old mute village girl runs away from home due to problems, lands in Mumbai city. Initially she struggles to cope up with the big city, but fights her way forward to survive and achieve freedom overcoming obstacles.
Plot: empowerment, feminist, feminism, women's rights, freedom, coming of age, teenager
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.3
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Up to Date (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An American journalist works for a French newspaper. He is writing an article about the reaction against people with AIDS, without knowing he is infected too. Once he finds out, he decides to cut off himself leaving his wife and daughter.
Plot: female director, love, aids, journalism
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Business as Usual (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After seeing her husband fail in fighting a battle to keep his factory open, a manageress loses her job in a disagreement with the manager over sexual harassment of her staff. She accepts the advice of her father and joins his son, a left-wing ...
Style: social
Plot: female director, campaigning
Place: liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Island City (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Winner of FEDORA award for the Best Debut Director, Venice Film Festival 2015, Island City is a collection of three comic-dramatic stories set in Mumbai, India. The first is about a diligent office worker who wins the office ‘Fun Committee ...
Plot: female director, family relations, tv set, barefoot male
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Fleeing from Evil to God (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 65 min.
Story: Five men escape to a remote island in order to fight the Devil.
Style: allegory
Plot: devil, islam, temptation, muslim, faith, religion, propaganda
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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White Girl (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Debbie, a working class single mother from Leeds, moves her family to Bradford, where they find themselves in an ethnic minority. Daughter Leah must adapt to being the only white girl at school.
Plot: alcohol abuse, islam, racism, domestic violence, muslim, alcoholic, abusive husband, hijab
Place: england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Under the Pavement Lies the Strand (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: West Berlin, 1974. The revolution didn't happen like it was supposed. Grischa, a 30-year-old actress dissatisfied with standard left-wing politics, interviews working women to find out how they deal with being both mothers and members of ...
Plot: female director, tape recording, dog, demonstration, feminism, tape recorder, interview, actor, film within a film, noise, shower, sex scene ...
Time: 70s
Place: west berlin west germany, berlin germany, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%