Movies like The Second Wife

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The Second Wife
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, marriage ceremony, dead husband, women fight, corrupt sheriff, ignorance, injustice, forced marriage, suicide attempt, farmer, pregnancy, jealousy, lust, escape attempt, police, lie, divorce, flashback, doctor, husband wife relationship, tradition
Place: egypt
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and emotional films with plots about countryside, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, mother son relationship, pregnancy, society and singing mostly in Drama, Romance and Music genres. Some movies like The Second Wife: Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001), Meeting Past (1966), Closed Doors (1999), 678 (2010), Three Brothers (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Meeting Past
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Style: social
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Story: A woman, Tome, is born to a lower class family in Japan in 1918. The title refers to an insect, repeating its mistakes, as in an infinite circle. Imamura, with this metaphor, introduces the life of Tome, who keeps trying to change her poor life.
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Karnak Cafe
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Country: Egypt
Duration: 143 min.
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The Shunning
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Brokeback Mountain
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 134 min.
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