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The Belly Dancer and the Politician (1990)
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The Belly Dancer and the Politician (1990)
Original name: Al-raqissa wa-l-siyasi
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A dancer asks a politician with whom she once had an affair to use his influence on her behalf.
Plot: dancing, dancer, egyptian, belly dancer, belly dancing, dance, dance number
Place: egypt

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and touching films with plots about dancing, dancer, dance, society, husband wife relationship, father son relationship and hopes mostly in Drama, Music and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Belly Dancer and the Politician: Out of Step (2002), Little Paris (2008), Whatever Lola Wants (2007), Take Care of Zuzu (1972), The Sparrow (1972). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Out of Step (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Graced with the instinctive ability to dance, Jenny Thomas wants nothing more than to become a professional dancer. All of her hard work pays off when she is accepted to a prominent dance program in New York. Against her mother's will, but with ...
Plot: dancer, dancing, mormon, dance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mormonism, latter day saints
Place: utah, new york
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Little Paris (2008)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: "Little Paris" is the nickname given to Luna's hometown in provincial Baden Württemberg. Its name comes from a replica of the Eiffel Tower on a factory roof on an industrial estate next to the A9 autobahn. Luna knows she has to leave ...
Plot: female director, hip hop, dancing, small town, dancer, dance, boyfriend
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Whatever Lola Wants (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A Brooklyn postal worker follows her Egyptian boyfriend to Cairo where she takes belly-dancing lessons from a legendary but disgraced Egyptian dancer.
Style: semi serious, captivating, atmospheric, psychological, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: belly dancer, belly dancing, follow your dream, culture clash, society, teachers and students, hopes, fall in love, dancing, journey, romance, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: egypt, middle east, usa, africa, new york ...
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Take Care of Zuzu (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: Egypt
Duration: 132 min.
Story: When a college professor falls for one of his students, his fiancée decides to expose the student's shameful secret to all.
Plot: jealousy, musical performance, egyptian, belly dancer, wedding reception, musical number, dancer, dance, belly dancing, dance number, fiancee, dancing ...
Place: egypt
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The Sparrow (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt, Algeria
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Set shortly before and during the Six Day War in June of 1967, The Sparrow follows a young police officer stationed in a small village in Upper Egypt whose inhabitants suffer from the harassment of a corrupt businessman.
Plot: arabic, sheik, fatherhood, trafficking, car falls into water, war propaganda, arab israeli conflict, archive footage, tea, nationalism, newspaper article, looking at self in mirror ...
Time: year 1967
Place: middle east, egypt, cairo egypt
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Vagabond (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Karesz has been raised in an institution, his mother has a new family, and her husband does not tolerate that she meets her first-born son. Karesz tramps, joining up with his casual pals he washes the windscreens of cars, sells newspapers; sometimes ...
Plot: arrested, street urchin, dance school, street kid, music, burglary, dancing, arrest, dance, hungarian, practice, dancer
Place: budapest
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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: murder, neighbor, small town, police, corruption, death, freedom of speech, politics, terror, miscarriage, murder of father, suicide ...
Time: year 1977, year 1975
Place: egypt, cairo egypt
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Alexandria... Why? (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt, Algeria
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Set against the panoramic backdrop of war-torn Egypt, director Youssef Chahine tells a highly personal tale of love and determination. Amid the poverty, death and suffering caused by World War II, 18 year-old Yehia, retreats into a private world of ...
Style: captivating, psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, black market, youth, friendship, social differences, anti war, opposites attract, wartime life, love affair, hopes, teenage life, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, mediterranean sea, palestine
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The Yacoubian Building (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt, France
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Cairo: a 70-year-old building of once-luxury flats with tenements on the roof. Zika, an aging libertine, feuds with his sister. Pius Haj Azzam takes a second wife, in secret, to satisfy sexual drive within religious bounds. Bothayna, poor and ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: prostitute, politics, religions or cults, political corruption, couple relations, midlife crisis, gender, couples, dishonesty, infidelity, gays and lesbians, journalism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: egypt, cairo egypt, africa, middle east
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22%
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Mirrors (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An aspiring Midwestern ballerina (Marguerite Hickey) struggles in New York as the only jobs she can get are as chorus performers. Her personal life is equally dismal.
Plot: ballerina, career, ballet, footsie under the table, dancer, love triangle, female protagonist, marriage proposal, dancing, love, bathroom, reporter
Place: new york
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Dance Academy: The Movie (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: This 2017 movie follows the original dance academy TV show and tracks where the characters are in their lives now.
Style: sentimental, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: dancing, artists and showbiz, dancer's life, dancer, dance school, friendship, school, teacher, teenage life, hopes, youth, talented ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
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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 ...
Plot: politics, police, prison, police brutality, youth, communism, torture, interrogation, accusation, political
Place: egypt
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Melissa (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Melissa follows her dream of becoming a dancer all the way to New York City but finds when she gets there that reaching her goal might cost more than she is willing to sacrifice. In dire need of money, she becomes an exotic dancer in a strip club ...
Plot: dancer, arrest, striptease, answering machine message, police arrest, stripper, strip club, divorced father, female nudity, best friend
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18 Days (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt
Duration: 125 min.
Story: 10 Film makers made 10 Separate stories about the "25January " revolution in Egypt and the Egyptian people in the revolution and the protests against the previous President Hosni Mubarak and the departure of President Hosni Mubarak and ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, touching, serious, sincere
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Sleeping in Honey (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt
Duration: 177 min.
Story: Officer Magdy investigates the suicide of a groom on his wedding night. he knows that the groom was impotent. Later he realizes that impotence is becoming an epidemic that spreads among all men. However, no one wants to declare that out of shame. A ...
Plot: train, murder, prostitute, sex, newspaper, epidemic, clinic, suicide, brothel, fiancee, fear, father son relationship ...
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Mendy (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 122 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Country: Egypt
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Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 87 min.
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