Movies like Do Not Forget Me Istanbul

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Do Not Forget Me Istanbul (2010)
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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 that Istanbul’s history does not belong only to the people of Turkey.
Plot: musician, genocide, greek, diaspora, armenian, armenian genocide
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, istanbul turkey

Most similar movies to Do Not Forget Me Istanbul

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about armenian genocide, armenian, genocide, family relations, mass murder, love and society mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like Do Not Forget Me Istanbul: 1915 (2015), Armenia, My Love... (2016), Assignment Berlin (1982), Armenia (2006), Mother (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, genocide, armenian, theater, stage play, soldier, international, theatre production
Time: year 1915
Place: ottoman empire, armenia, turkey
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95%
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: genocide, mass murder, armenian, armenian genocide
Time: year 1915
Place: ottoman empire, armenia, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Assignment Berlin (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: no overview
Plot: world war one, justice, jury, vengeance, mass murder, armenian genocide, assassination, trial, genocide, armenian, courtroom drama, revenge ...
Time: year 1915
Place: berlin germany, turkey, ottoman empire, armenia
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65%
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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: armenian genocide, genocide, french, armenian, physician, diaspora, voyage
Place: armenia, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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: diaspora, armenian genocide, provence, armenian, genocide, mother, harbor, mass murder, exile, refugee
Place: marseille, armenia, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Don't Tell Me the Boy Was Mad (2015)
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 ...
Plot: genocide, armenian, armenian genocide, hospital, explosion, human ashes, cyclist, shooting, trial, assassination, shot in the head, execution ...
Time: year 1915
Place: france, berlin germany, armenia, turkey, ottoman empire ...
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54%
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Present Tense (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Planning to take any job she can get in order to save enough money and leave Turkey for the U.S., Mina is hired at an Istanbul café as a fortune teller who reads the dregs in coffee cups. She discovers she has the ability to offer comfort and ...
Plot: fortune teller, coffee, fortune telling
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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50%
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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: armenian genocide, armenian, world war one, genocide, survivor, bolshevik, communism
Time: year 1915, 1910s
Place: soviet union, armenia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: vengeance, haunted by the past, tough heroes, crimes, gangsters, arms dealing, assassination, terrorism, disability, criminal heroes, politics, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1915
Place: france, turkey, ottoman empire, armenia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: society, invisibility, mass murder, armenian genocide, genocide, armenian
Place: brazil, latin america, south america, armenia, ottoman empire
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Ottoman Lieutenant (2017)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Turkey, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Lillie, a determined American woman, ventures overseas to join Dr. Jude at a remote medical mission in the Ottoman Empire (now Turkey). However, Lillie soon finds herself at odds with Jude and the mission’s founder, Woodruff, when she falls for ...
Plot: lieutenant, nurse, world war one, armenian, hospital, turk, soldier, love
Time: 1910s
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, istanbul turkey, america
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42%
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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: serious, touching, realistic, gloomy
Plot: elderly lovers, parents and children, hotel, family gatherings, family in crisis, lovers reunited, love and romance, family relations, immigrants, writer's life, elderly, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, ottoman empire
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41%
America America (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: A young Anatolian Greek, entrusted with his family's fortune, loses it en route to Istanbul and dreams of going to America
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: greek, armenian, bribery, immigrants, follow your dream, romance, village, culture clash, discrimination, urban, working class, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: greece, turkey, ottoman empire, america, atlantic ocean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Lost Birds (2015)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It is 1915 in an Armenian village in Anatolia. Bedo and Maryam return from their secret dovecote only to find an empty house and a ghost village. The children embark on a journey to search for their mother, along with their bird 'Bacik.'
Plot: deportation, children, armenian, armenian genocide, genocide
Time: year 1915
Place: armenia
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34%
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Home Coming (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Greece
Duration: 101 min.
Story: September 1980. Mustafa 'Mehmet Ali Alabora' and his wife, who're both laborers are married for 5 years. The couple has nothing to do with politics and spend their days happily with their 3 year old daughter and their TV, despite the ...
Plot: mistaken identity, politics, prison, military coup, political unrest, homecoming, wrongful imprisonment, wrongful arrest, torture
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Flower of the Lake (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Kastoria, a region in Western Macedonia at the turn of the century. Greeks, Turks, Jews and other nationalities live together under the rule of the Ottoman empire, amid the despair, the uncertainty and the confusion brought about by the 1897 war ...
Plot: family man, bazaar, turk, boat, wound, lake, church, fisherman, fishing, snow
Time: 1900s
Place: ottoman empire
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
I still hide to smoke (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Greece, Algeria
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Α tragi-comedy about 9 women of different ages and various backgrounds that gather in an Algerian hammam to talk about their lives.
Plot: muslim, pregnancy, murder, candle, bare breasts, female nudity, cigarette smoking, pregnant, seaside, bathhouse, menstrual blood, children ...
Time: year 1995
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, genocide, diaspora, charlie chaplin, armenian genocide, armenian, world war one, refugee, desert, blacksmith, voyage, twin sisters ...
Time: year 1915
Place: north dakota, armenia, ottoman empire, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Voice (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Boses (Voices) is the story of a musician named Ariel who offers violin lessons to a child of the slums. Through the violin, the abused child Onyok is able to get back his voice from a mute, desensitized existence. A violin teacher and his student, ...
Plot: mute, violin, musician, child abuse, abused child, child
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The Promise (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, a love triangle develops between Mikael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated artist Ana, and Chris, a renowned American journalist based in Paris.
Style: factual, heartbreaking, sentimental, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: love triangle, armenian genocide, journalist, medical student, genocide, mass murder, tragic love, forced marriage, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love affair, family relations, running for your life ...
Time: 1910s
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, turkey, medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Bliss (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Greece
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young woman of about 17 years old, named Meryem (Ozgu Namal), has been raped, and her village's customs call for her to be killed to restore honor and dignity to her family and village. The eldest son of the village leader, Cemal (Murat Han), ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, psychological
Plot: innocence lost, village, sexual humiliation, cultural difference, unlikely partners, lovers on the run, on the road, self discovery, injustice, love affair, social differences, identity crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Love in Another Language (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Onur, who has been deaf since birth, works as a librarian. His father had left him and his mother when he was seven, and Onur has always blamed himself for this. Although being able to speak, he has chosen to stay silent because of the pitying looks ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: mute or deaf, love and romance, romance, misfit, couples, social misfits, young lovers, true love, twentysomething life, disability, hopes, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 10K
Destiny (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Greece
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Bekir is in love with Ugur, who loves Zagor, who loves to commit crimes.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, tense
Plot: estrangement, crimes, dishonesty, hopes, urban, love and romance, fall in love, crime gone awry, on the run, parents and children, destiny, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, europe, turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Vlad the Impaler: The True Life of Dracula (1979)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Romania
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Vlad Tepes, otherwise known as Vlad the Impaler and Dracula, fights the Ottoman Turks on the battlefield and the Hungarian Boyars in his court.
Plot: turk, robbery, justice, execution
Time: 1400s
Place: ottoman empire, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Mateo Falcone (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 65 min.
Story: Corsica in the 19th century. An isolated farm at the edge of some scrub. Left to alone by his parents, Fortunato must deal with a fugitive who asks the boy to hide him in exchange for a gold coin. From then on, the boy finds himself caught up in a ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, atmospheric, biting
Audience: kids
Plot: betrayal, human nature, pastor, campaign, fugitives, manhunt, parents and children, chases and races, youth, family relations, teenage boy, coin ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Rock the Casbah (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Morocco
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The whole family is reunited when Sofia comes back for his father's funeral. Quickly, inner problems are revealed.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, touching
Plot: dealing with death, parents and children, estate, funeral, siblings relations, death in the family, family gatherings, life turned upside down, family problems, family relations, family life, disorder ...
Place: morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Foreign Body (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Tunisia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In the turbulent aftermath of the Tunisian revolution, young Samia flees her homeland. She braves hostile seas in the crossing to France, but once there she finds that her struggles have only just begun. With no friends, no family, and — most ...
Plot: belly dancing, photograph, widow, woman slaps man, drinking alcohol, death of brother, illegal immigrant, underwater scene, restaurant, telephone call
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Inheritance (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Palestinian family living in the north of Galilee gathers to celebrate the wedding of one of their daughters, as war rages between Israel and Lebanon. Internal conflicts explode between the family - secrets are revealed and lies are unmasked. The ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: family in crisis, family problems, village, family life, human nature, forbidden love, siblings relations, family gatherings, wartime life, life is a bitch, love and romance, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Bag of Flour (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Morocco
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Based on a true story, this beautifully-shot epic traces the life of Sarah, from her early years in a Catholic orphanage in 1970s Belgium, through her rebellious, poverty-stricken teens in a village in the Atlas mountains of Morocco.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: society, coming of age, feminism, rebelliousness, teenage love, discrimination, political unrest, teenage life, revolution, gender, love and romance, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, year 1984, year 1975
Place: morocco, middle east, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
A Bottle in the Gaza Sea (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tai is 17 years old. Naim is 20. She's Israeli. He's Palestinian. She lives in Jerusalem. He lives in Gaza. They were born in a land of scorched earth, where fathers bury their children. They must endure an explosive situation that is not ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: friendship, interracial relations, adolescence vs adulthood, political unrest, society, politics, terrorism, rebelliousness, parents and children, family life, teenage life, computers and web ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, palestinian authority
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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