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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Cairo 30
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A Place in the World
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Argentina, Spain, Uruguay
120 min.
 7.9
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and sincere films with plots about countryside, husband wife relationship, pregnancy, family relations, farm, society and flashback mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Second Wife: Meeting Past (1966), Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001), Cairo 30 (1966), Karnak Cafe (1975), Closed Doors (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Meeting Past
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. ...
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Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 172 min.
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Cairo 30
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 ...
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Country: Egypt
Duration: 143 min.
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Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on the 1930 classic by Faulkner, it is the story of the death of Addie Bundren and her family's quest to honor her wish to be buried in the nearby town of Jefferson.
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The Insect Woman
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 123 min.
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Three Brothers
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 113 min.
Story: In a farmhouse in southern Italy, an old woman dies. Her husband summons their sons: from Rome, Raffaele, a judge facing a political case for which he risks assassination; from Naples, the religious and ideological Rocco, a counselor at a ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
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Summer of '04
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Sommer ’04 is a character study of a family on vacation. German director Stefan Krohmer examines the emotional abyss and problems behind the seemingly nice facade of an intact family as they experience guilt, love and jealousy.
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, psychological
Plot: suburbs, gays and lesbians, youth, ocean or sea, battle of the sexes, crumbling marriage, romance, innocence lost, couple relations, infidelity, destructive relationship, looking for sex ...
Time: contemporary
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    User:   53%
 
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The Shunning
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Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, captivating
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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The Raven's Dance
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: police, death, snow, rifle, chainsaw, dog, radio, husband wife relationship, poaching, northern lights, boat, nature ...
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Gilles' Wife
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Italy, Switzerland
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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 ...
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A Place in the World
Genre: Drama
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The Journey of August King
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The Simple-Minded Murderer
Genre: Drama
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Doctor Vlimmen
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A Burning Hot Summer
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Paul reflects on the summer he met Angèle and Frédéric as he watches his friend being laid to rest.
Style: serious, gloomy, sexual, realistic, psychological ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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To the Left of the Father
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 163 min.
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Style: serious, captivating, realistic, atmospheric
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Million Dollar Babies
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Time: contemporary
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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: schoolgirl, freedom of speech, repression, cinema, arrest, miscarriage, domestic violence, terror, suicide, university, husband wife relationship, gambling ...
Place: egypt
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Sisters Apart
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 ...
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My Own Country
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After obtaining his medical degree from Madras Medical College, Dr. Abraham Verghese decides to re-locate to Johnson City, Tennessee. He eventually gets married to Rajani, who is an accomplished dancer, and has a boy, Steven. Since Abraham ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: fighting the system, gays and lesbians, hospital, crumbling marriage, countryside, human spirit, child illness, small town, doctors and patients, pregnancy, terminal illness, coming out ...
Time: 90s
Place: tennessee, usa, india
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Making Plans for Lena
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ever since she broke up with Nigel, Lena soldiers on through life as best she can with her two kids. She valiantly overcomes the obstacles put in her way. But she has yet to confront the worst of them: Her unstoppable family has decided, by any ...
Style: serious, clever, realistic, talky, emotional ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
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Genre: Drama
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