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, armenian, diaspora, 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 thought provoking films with plots about genocide, armenian genocide, armenian, mass murder, family relations, world war one and love and romance mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like Do Not Forget Me Istanbul: Armenia, My Love... (2016), 1915 (2015), Assignment Berlin (1982), Armenia (2006), Mother (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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
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95%
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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, international, genocide, soldier, theatre production, armenian, stage play, theater
Time: year 1915
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, armenia
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92%
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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64%
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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 ⇓
62%
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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: mother, diaspora, armenian genocide, exile, mass murder, harbor, provence, armenian, refugee, genocide
Place: marseille, armenia, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: bomb, dancing, mass murder, embassy, ambassador, explosion, vengeance, hospital, shot in the head, execution, wheelchair, human ashes ...
Time: year 1915
Place: berlin germany, france, turkey, beirut lebanon, ottoman empire ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: coffee, fortune teller, fortune telling
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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 ⇓
48%
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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 ⇓
48%
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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 ⇓
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: nurse, lieutenant, armenian, soldier, hospital, world war one, turk, love
Time: 1910s
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, turkey, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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 ⇓
41%
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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: genocide, deportation, armenian genocide, armenian, children
Time: year 1915
Place: armenia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: realistic, emotional, serious, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: greek, bribery, armenian, family relations, down on your luck, village, culture clash, family problems, ethnic, working class, american dream, discrimination ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: greece, turkey, istanbul turkey, ottoman empire, persia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 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 ⇓
30%
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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, compassionate ...
Plot: love triangle, armenian genocide, journalist, medical student, genocide, forced marriage, mass murder, tragic love, true love, family relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, running for your life ...
Time: 1910s
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, turkey, medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, snow, boat, fisherman, church, wound, lake, fishing
Time: 1900s
Place: ottoman empire
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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, political unrest, military coup, wrongful imprisonment, homecoming, torture, wrongful arrest
Place: 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%
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: bathhouse, children, pregnant, plumber, pregnant woman, young girl, pregnant teenager, massage, explosion, menstrual blood, seaside, terrorist attack ...
Time: year 1995
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 6K
120 (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 114 min.
Story: During the Sarikamis Battle, the Ottoman army runs out of ammunition and appeals to the people of Van for help, who happen to have supplies. However, the First World War is on and all men are fighting at four corners of the empire and therefore can ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, based on true events
Plot: genocide, school, military, siblings relations, fictional reality, war, against humanity, church, battles, mountain, village, child soldier ...
Place: turkey, ottoman empire
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.9
 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: chases and races, love and romance, fighting illness, hopes, romancing a criminal, parents and children, crimes, health situation, life is a bitch, family relations, crime gone awry, estrangement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, europe, turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 7K
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: touching, psychological, realistic, serious
Plot: innocence lost, village, cultural difference, sexual humiliation, identity crisis, social differences, unlikely partners, traditional versus modern, lovers on the run, injustice, self discovery, on the road ...
Time: contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Love Me Do (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A director decides to make a film about an old friend, musician, who died from drugs years ago and became known to the general public after his death. The present and the past confused in the mind of the director and the influences in his work.
Plot: rock singer, musician, camera, car bomb, symbolism, producer, cultural icon
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: realistic, touching, serious
Plot: mute or deaf, humble, twentysomething life, romance, hopes, social misfits, overbearing, love and romance, family problems, couples, true love, young lovers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The White Angel (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Beyaz Melek’ filmi; bir aşkın öyküsüdür.Bu aşk öyküsü, iki insanın birbirine duyduğu aşk değil, bir grup insanın hayata ve birbirlerine duyduğu aşkın ve sevginin hikayesidir.Filmde, doğudan batıya, mekteplisinden köylüsüne, ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching
Plot: hospital, family relations, golden years, friends, village life, love and romance, aging, elderly, parents and children, elderly lovers, retirement home life, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, middle east, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Angel (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Twenty-year-old homosexual Angelos, who works in a jewelry shop, lives very discreetly in a rather hostile social environment. When he falls in love with a sailor, Michalis, he decides to leave home, abandoning his alcoholic father, his hysterical ...
Plot: gay, greek, male prostitution, male nudity, male prostitute, coming out, gay bashing, murder
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 4K
Majority (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Mertkan has a simple life in Istanbul: 'working' as an office-boy in his dad's construction company, hanging out with his male friends in malls and discos, cruising with his dad's 4-wheel drive at night. There is no urgency for ...
Plot: domineering father, unhappy wife, swearing, male masturbation, racism, racial discrimination, pubic hair, female full frontal nudity
Place: istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 ⇓
24%
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, thought provoking, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, political unrest, family life, teenage life, youth, danger, computers and web, friends, interracial relations, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, israel, palestinian authority
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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