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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, dance
Place: egypt

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and thought provoking films with plots about dancing, dance, dancer, ballet, politics, society and gay mostly in Drama, Musical and Romance genres. Some movies like The Belly Dancer and the Politician: Out of Step (2002), Little Paris (2008), Whatever Lola Wants (2007), The Sparrow (1974), Vagabond (2003). 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, mormon, dance, dancing, latter day saints, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mormonism
Place: utah
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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: dancing, dancer, hip hop, small town, 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, humorous, realistic, feel good, sentimental
Audience: girls' night
Plot: belly dancer, belly dancing, interracial relations, love and romance, hopes, follow your dream, power relations, fall in love, obsessive quest, culture clash, artists and showbiz, teachers and students ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: egypt, middle east, new york, usa, africa
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The Sparrow (1974)
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, mother daughter relationship, tea, mosque, childbirth, abandoned factory, sewing, nationalism, looking at self in mirror, newspaper article, half brother, newspaper reporter ...
Time: year 1967
Place: egypt, middle east, 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: music, dancer, practice, hungarian, arrest, dance school, street kid, burglary, arrested, dance
Place: budapest
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The Maiden Danced to Death (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Canada, Slovenia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: There were two brothers - two dancers - in Communist Hungary. One defected, the other stuck it out. One gave his soul to commerce, the other to the Party. After twenty years, they meet again. And the dance begins.
Style: family saga
Plot: song, friend, father son relationship, dancing, husband wife relationship, marriage, anger, hungarian, iron curtain, love, politics, deception ...
Time: 1990s
Place: eastern europe, canada, hungary
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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: ballet, career, ballerina, dancer, love triangle, female protagonist, reporter, love, footsie under the table, dancing, marriage proposal
Place: new york
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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: realistic, emotional, serious, touching
Plot: prostitute, soldier, conservative, religions or cults, midlife crisis, infidelity, gays and lesbians, couple relations, gender, society, political corruption, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, 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: psychological, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: friendship, youth, black market, teenage life, political unrest, couples, wartime life, love and romance, chaos and mayhem, hopes, against humanity, romance ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, mediterranean sea, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Kamaladalam (1992)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: India
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Nandagopan (Mohanlal) is a respected dance teacher at the Kerala Kala Mandiram (alluding to the famed Kerala Kalamandalam repertory which performs Kerala's temple arts). However, his wife Sumangala (Parvathi) commits suicide, causing him to ...
Plot: dancer, suicide, main character dies, dance teacher, poisoning, dance, death of protagonist, dance performance, dancing, loss of wife
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Polina (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Polina is a young dancer from a modest family. After years of ballet academy, she is accepted by the Bolshoi; still, she decides to try and audition of a modern dance company in France. She makes it, but her journey will not end there...
Plot: dance, death of father, held at gunpoint, nightclub, waitress, wound, modern dance, show, deer, ballerina, ballet, laundromat ...
Time: 1990s
Place: russia
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Gloria Bell (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Chile, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A free-spirited woman in her 50s seeks out love at L.A. dance clubs.
Plot: dance, dancing, female protagonist
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, prison, police, torture, interrogation, accusation, communism, police brutality, youth, political
Place: egypt
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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, touching, thought provoking, serious, sincere
Plot: political unrest, rally, society, rebellion, idealism, nursing, revolution, hopes, life is a bitch, chaos and mayhem, state affairs, chaos
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: egypt, middle east
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37%
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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, striptease, arrest, stripper, best friend, strip club, police arrest, female nudity, answering machine message, divorced father
Place: new york
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37%
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The Ballroom (2007)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An evening in an old time dance hall in Sao Paulo introduces us to local characters who reminisce about the past, wonder about the future, have fun, flirt, fight and, of course, dance. Its earthy humour and eternal themes of ageing, loneliness and ...
Plot: dancing, dance, flirt, tango, betrayal, samba, dancer
Place: brazil
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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: schoolgirl, repression, gambling, neighbor, journalist, politics, domestic violence, freedom of speech, arrest, cinema, suicide, husband wife relationship ...
Place: egypt
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NY Export: Opus Jazz (2010)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Shot on location in New York City and starring an ensemble cast of New York City Ballet dancers, NY Export: Opus Jazz takes Jerome Robbins‘ 1958 “ballet in sneakers” and reimagines it for a new generation in this scripted adaptation. After ...
Plot: dancing, ballet, dance, jazz
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Plot: female nudity, dance, male nudity
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Natarang (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Guna is a village labourer in the hinterlands of Maharashtra. Holding a passion for the 'tamasha' theatre shows, he decides to start his own troupe. Instead of the prestigious role of the king he always dreamed of, he ends up having to ...
Plot: tour bus, dance, dancer, death of father, politics, lynching, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, sabotage, rumor, bodybuilder, femininity ...
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Dying to Dance (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young man must teach a woman to dance - at any cost.
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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: wedding reception, egyptian, dance, belly dancing, fiancee, belly dancer, dancer, musical performance, wedding, dancing, musical number, jealousy
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I Am Happiness on Earth (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Emiliano looks at his life with the eyes of a film director, mixing the objective reality with the processes of the artistic creation. The story he is filming flounders with his daily life, until his world is trapped in the lens of his camera. ...
Plot: dancer, gay, bisexual, prostitute, menage a trois, dancing, movie business, homosexuality, bathroom, sex, singing, party ...
Place: mexico
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678 (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: thought provoking, serious, sincere, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: sexual harassment, self defense, women, bus, society, feminism, defiant, social decay, vigilantism, injustice, rebellion, rebelliousness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 2000s
Place: egypt, middle east, cairo egypt
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32%
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Sing (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a volatile young street tough with a talent for singing and dancing is tapped by the high school music teacher to lead the upcoming senior "Sing," he is forced to come to terms with his defiant self-destructive lifestyle and his ...
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Lighter (2018)
Genre: Drama
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Girl (2018)
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Duration: 105 min.
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Plot: lgbt, gay, bullying, father daughter relationship, blood, dancing, self mutilation, school, humiliation, doctor, kiss, single father ...
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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 ...
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The Baby Doll Night (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt
Story: Hossam returns home to Cairo for New Year's Eve after a year's separation from his wife. At the airport, his plans for a romantic night (and to conceive a child) are thwarted by several events, including a terrorist plot.
Style: realistic, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: egypt, middle east, usa, africa, new york ...
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Salom? (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: One of Al Pacino's directory experiments, Salomé was filmed over 5 days in 2011, but has yet to be widely released. It is a part of a double feature on the Oscar Wilde short play "Salomé", together with the Venice-shown documentary ...
Plot: dance, execution, desire, kingdom, king
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