Movies like The Second Wife

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The Second Wife (1967)
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The Second Wife (1967)
Original name: الزوجة الثانية
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A story in the Egyptian countryside about an unjust mayor who controls everything in the village with his power.
Plot: countryside, polygamy, pregnancy, police, handicapped, suicide attempt, divorce, injustice, jealousy, farmer, lie, doctor, lust, women fight, terminal illness, tradition, forced marriage, escape attempt, husband wife relationship, ignorance, corrupt sheriff, flashback, dead husband, marriage ceremony
Place: egypt

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and psychological films with plots about countryside, husband wife relationship, tradition, death, family relations, society and doctor mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Second Wife: Cairo 30 (1966), Letter from the Mountain (2002), Karnak Cafe (1975), Centaur (2017), Virgina (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Cairo 30 (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Egypt
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Mahgoub Abdel Dayem a young nihilistic college student, having his father crippled with no other source of income, he finds himself in an urgent need of a job after graduation to support himself and his parents. Having a hard time getting a job, he ...
Style: social
Plot: lust, jealousy, corruption, university student, marriage for money, job, stage play, drunkenness, revolutionary, high society, promotion, handicapped ...
Place: cairo egypt, egypt
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Letter from the Mountain (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: As the film begins, Takao (Akira Terao) and Michiko (Kanako Higuchi) have already pulled up their Tokyo roots and moved to a village that is Takao's ancestral home. They visit a thatched cottage that serves as a memorial shrine (amidado) for ...
Plot: clinic, farmer, senior citizen, terminal illness, choreography, fishing, tumor, doctor, mute, miscarriage, flashback, ritual ...
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Karnak Cafe (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt
Duration: 143 min.
Story: In one of their best roles ever, distinguished actors Nour Al Sherif and Souad Hosni star in this film depicting the unstable social and political life in Egypt during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The film revolved around a group of university ...
Style: political
Plot: politics, police brutality, interrogation, torture, prison, youth, police, accusation, communism
Place: egypt
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85%
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Centaur (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Kyrgyzstan, Netherlands, Germany, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Centaur lives a modest life with his family in rural Kyrgyzstan until he abruptly becomes the center of attention when he is caught stealing a racehorse at night. A story inspired by the myth when horses became the wings of men.
Plot: racehorse, countryside, bridge, door lock, interrogation, singing, female doctor, police, haircut, sign language, exile, theft ...
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Virgina (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: "Virgina" tells a tale from the end of the 19th century. It took place in a isolated village near the Adriatic Sea. Because of the extreme patriarchal culture there is a superstition that families without male heirs are cursed. When the ...
Plot: patriarchy, superstition, curse, farmer, teenage girl, sister sister relationship, coming of age, village, flash forward, masochism, misogyny, drought ...
Time: 19th century
Place: bosnia herzegovina, former yugoslavia, yugoslavia, serbia
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47%
The Girl from Hunan (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The heartbreaking tale of a young girl sold into an arranged marriage with a 2 year old boy who she must raise as his nanny until he is old enough to marry her. She is expected to honour tradition and to toe the line so far as social proprieties are ...
Plot: tradition, countryside, child's point of view, farmer, teenager, extramarital affair, arranged marriage, coming of age, teen angst, medieval
Time: 90s, 1900s
Place: china
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43%
The Return of the Prodigal Son (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Engineer Jan Sebek (Jan Kacer) is undergoing treatment in a mental home after his unsuccessful attempt to commit suicide. His therapist, via discussions both with the patient and with people who know him, tries to find out what made the young and ...
Plot: alienation, adultery, suicide attempt, unhappiness, doctor, outsider, anxiety, husband wife relationship, psychological drama, hiding place, wife husband relationship
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42%
Little Forest: Summer/Autumn (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Abandoned by her mother, young Ichiko leaves her life in the city to live off the land in Komori, a small town nestled among the mountains in rural Japan. Despite the void left by her mother’s disappearance, Ichiko comes to enjoy her independence ...
Plot: japanese culture, farming, countryside, japanese girl, nature, food, botany, solitude, snow, mother issues, japanese food, abandoned by mother ...
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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, year 2009, 2000s
Place: egypt, cairo egypt, middle east
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39%
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Meeting Past (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A famous surgeon named Nino, who came to the village, is requested to perform the operation. She recognizes her ex-husband Akia is the wounded person and now her difficult past is there before her eyes: Almaskhan's son Akia raped orphaned Nino. ...
Plot: execution, message, sick, memories, driven mad, text messaging, honor, set on fire, crying girl, female doctor, countryside, past ...
Place: soviet union, georgia (former ussr)
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Where The Miracle Happens (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Thailand
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Pimdao, a successful real estate developer and businesswoman, is injured in an accident that kills her beloved daughter at a time when the two are estranged. After the accident, Pimdao decides to take her daughter's place as a volunteer at an ...
Plot: volunteer, countryside
Place: thailand
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38%
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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, countryside, family relations ...
Place: iran
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36%
Wife of an Important Man (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The story of the rise and fall of an Egyptian police officer, during the regime of President Anwar El Sadat.
Plot: terror, university, neighbor, politics, journalist, domestic violence, suicide, gambling, miscarriage, husband wife relationship, schoolgirl, cinema ...
Time: year 1975, year 1977
Place: egypt, cairo egypt
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Parched (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: India, UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In a rural Indian village, four ordinary women begin to throw off the traditions that hold them in servitude in this inspirational drama.
Plot: prostitution, motorcycle, fireworks, countryside, sheep, cave, campfire, teenage girl, fight, tradition, female protagonist, fire ...
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35%
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The Late Liz (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Religion changes a woman's attitude towards alcohol.
Style: christian film
Plot: sleeping pill, prayer, husband wife relationship, party, priest, religious conversion, alcoholic, female protagonist, hospital, divorce, alcohol abuse, suicide attempt ...
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34%
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Sisters Apart (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Taru elää ratsutilalla harmonista elämää miehensä Harrin ja tytärpuolensa Ninnin kanssa. Kaikki muuttuu, kun Ninni loukkaantuu hevosonnettomuudessa. Kymmenen vuotta sitten Ruotsiin lähtenyt Ninnin biologinen äiti Eve kutsutaan paikalle ...
Plot: motherhood, haunted by the past, mother daughter relationship, farm, past, fatherhood, sister sister relationship, pregnancy, countryside, parent child relationship, half sister, mother daughter estrangement ...
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34%
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The Patriarch (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 103 min.
Story: It is the 1960s. Two Maori families, the Mahanas and the Poatas, make a living shearing sheep on the east coast of New Zealand. The two clans, who are bitter enemies, face each other as rivals at the annual sheep shearing competitions. Simeon is a ...
Plot: countryside, farm, grudge, teenage boy, grandfather grandson relationship, father son relationship, husband wife relationship
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: new zealand
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34%
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Women (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Directed by Moshé Mizrahi.
Plot: sabbath, menage a trois, arab, wedding, jewish, religion, synagogue, husband wife relationship, peace, marriage, rabbi, jealousy ...
Time: turn of the century
Place: middle east, jerusalem
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Closed Doors (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Egyptian movie tells delicately about fundamentalist problematic influence on your people
Plot: polygamy, voyeurism, sexual assault, coming of age, adultery, poverty, love, tragedy, repression, loneliness, incest, cheating wife ...
Place: egypt
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Skierri: Land of the Dwarf Birches (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A film about herder Niila and Sami environment in the time of change and plight. First partly Saami language fiction film in Finland.
Plot: hunter, husband wife relationship, summer, interrogation, animal cruelty, hunting, jail cell, nature, indigenous people, dog, winter, tourist ...
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31%
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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: psychological, realistic, serious, contemplative, touching
Plot: innocence lost, cultural difference, sexual humiliation, rape, injustice, social differences, love affair, unlikely partners, traditional versus modern, village, husband wife relationship, virginity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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29%
I Am Nojoom, Age 10 and Divorced (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yemen
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ten-year-old Nojoom was forced to marry a 30-year-old man. The dowry offered the family a small income and 'one less mouth to feed'. Nojoom discovers that her life will take a turn for the worse. Her husband is indifferent to her age. ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, touching, thought provoking
Plot: forced marriage, child bride, tradition, little girl, divorce, sheik, rape, family honor, escape, judge, courtroom, child rape ...
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29%
The Wind Will Carry Us (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Irreverent city engineer Behzad comes to a rural village in Iran to keep vigil for a dying relative. In the meanwhile the film follows his efforts to fit in with the local community and how he changes his own attitudes as a result.
Style: thought provoking, serious, touching, melancholic, compassionate ...
Plot: countryside, small town, fish out of water, family relations, village, parents and children, politics, village life, terminal illness, mountain, farm, engineer ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, kurdistan
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29%
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Gilles' Wife (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Gilles' wife, Elise, who smiles when she thinks of him, cooks and scrubs and cheerfully makes love to him, suspects during her third pregnancy that he is having an affair with her coquettish younger sister, Victorine. Elise suffers, usually in ...
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, betrayal, infidelity, pregnancy, sister sister relationship, extramarital affair, jealousy, love affair, dysfunctional family, society, couples, family problems ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two
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Yesterday (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After falling ill, Yesterday learns that she is HIV positive. With her husband in denial and young daughter to tend to, Yesterday's one goal is to live long enough to see her child go to school.
Style: uplifting, touching, emotional, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: aids, terminal illness, village, witch doctor, parents and children, human spirit, kindness, hopes, life is a bitch, society, injustice, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, south africa
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28%
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The Birch Wood (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Takes place in a prewar Poland. A tubercular young man comes to stay with his brother on a farm. He is in love with life and constantly plays 1930's music on a piano. He gets involved with his brother's problems and also becomes the lover ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, sexy, psychological ...
Plot: countryside, terminal illness, forest, piano, twins, love and romance, infidelity, family life, siblings relations, unfulfillment, dealing with death, tragic hero ...
Place: europe, poland, switzerland
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Little Forest (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young woman leaves the city to return to her hometown in the countryside. Seeking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, she becomes self-sufficient in a bid to reconnect with nature.
Style: captivating, psychological, disturbing, sincere
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: countryside, farming, cooking, female protagonist, young woman, friendship, childhood friend, mother daughter relationship, pet dog, food, winter, romance ...
Time: contemporary
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27%
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In the Open (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Italy, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Elisa, a thirty-eight-year old woman, leaves for a week with her husband and young daughter on a vacation to a house in the country. Everything is going for her: she has a successful professional career, loves her family, has enough money for a ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: countryside, family problems, couple relations, couples, estrangement, family relations, husband wife relationship, old house, sex scene, moving, crumbling marriage, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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27%
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Jonathan (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young man struggles with the pressure of caring for his terminally ill father while trying to unlock a secret that his father seems determined to keep from him. The story takes another dramatic turn when Ron, Burghardt’s long-lost friend from ...
Plot: gay sex, countryside, male homosexuality, homoeroticism, lgbt, love triangle, secret love, gay parent, unrequited love, family secrets, in the closet, family secret ...
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26%
The Raven's Dance (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 79 min.
Story: With a keen sense of visual beauty, director Markku Lehmuskallio has created a thought-provoking, aesthetic film about a married couple and an old man living in a remote part of Finland. The young husband goes out hunting but only to support himself ...
Plot: nature, northern lights, swamp, society, police, summer, animal, poaching, poacher, lake, husband wife relationship, raven ...
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