Movies like The Mission 1983

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The Mission (1983)
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The Mission (1983)
Original name: Ferestadeh
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An Iranian assassin is sent to the United States to kill a former Iranian official who served under the Shah of Iran. The night before the assassination he find out that his target (Mr. Tabataie) has already been killed by a Muslim American Hassan Tantai (aka David Theodore Belfield). A prominent mullah residing in the U.S. find him a new assassination target.
Plot: prospector, assassin, subway, criminal, politics, islam, muslim, religious faith, iraq iran war, destiny, alcohol, justice, exile, poverty, professional killer, honor, anti war, hate, religious fanatic, life & death, sin, piano, truth, makeover, hijab ...
Place: new york, iran, coney island brooklyn new york city

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sincere and touching films with plots about islam, society, muslim, love, politics, life is a bitch and destiny mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Mission: Maryam (2002), Nargess (1992), The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008), Dog Sweat (2010), Day Zero (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Maryam (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An Iranian-born teenager living in suburban New Jersey thinks of herself as simply an American until anti-Iranian sentiment erupts in her community after American hostages are held in Iran.
Plot: immigration, handgun, doctor, love, martyrdom, religious fundamentalism, assassin, cousin cousin relationship, hate, iranian, islam, muslim ...
Place: iran
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Nargess (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A sharp-edged look at people who live outside the constraints of Islamic law.
Plot: iranian, female director, theft, police, police officer, hospital, love, love triangle, islam, thief, muslim, older woman younger man relationship
Place: iran
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33%
The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A drama set in 1986 Iran and centered on a man, Sahebjam, whose car breaks down in a remote village and enters into a conversation with Zahra, who relays to him the story about her niece, Soraya, whose arranged marriage to an abusive tyrant had a ...
Style: serious, disturbing, emotional, realistic, political ...
Plot: injustice, sadism, discrimination, destructive relationship, society, tragic hero, loss of family member, witnessing a crime, village, couple relations, journalist, conspiracy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: iran, middle east, persia, israel
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31%
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Dog Sweat (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Intertwines the lives of six young Iranians as they struggle to satisfy their private desires in the face of conservative Islamic society.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, underground film
Plot: forbidden love, young lovers, love and romance, youth, society, injustice, bittersweet, muslim, infidelity, repression, hijab, islam ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
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31%
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Day Zero (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The military draft is back. Three best friends are drafted and given 30 days to report for duty. In that time they're forced to confront everything they believe about courage, duty, love, friendship and honor. If called to serve, what would you ...
Style: disturbing, sincere, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, duty, introspection, coping, military, destiny, friends, courage, protestor, politics, anti war, freedom ...
Time: future, september 11 2001
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Cyclist (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The wife of Nasim, an Afghan immigrant in Iran, is gravely ill. He needs money to pay for her care, but his day labor digging wells does not pay enough. A friend connects Nasim to a two-bit promoter who sells tickets to watch Nasim ride a bicycle ...
Style: gloomy, psychological, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: immigrants, gambling, refugee, cycling, black market, contests and competitions, politics, obsessive quest, dishonesty, society, ambition, coming of age ...
Time: 80s
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Kite Runner (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, China, UK, Afghanistan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: After spending years in California, Amir returns to his homeland in Afghanistan to help his old friend Hassan, whose son is in trouble.
Style: emotional, sincere, disturbing, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: muslim, betrayal, childhood, friendship, redemption, courage, guilt, haunted by the past, secret, rape, mission, young heroes ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary ...
Place: afghanistan, middle east, pakistan, san francisco, california
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28%
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Travellers (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young woman's wedding becomes a ritual of mourning when her sister and family die in an auto accident on the way to the wedding. The sisters' mother refuses to accept her daughter's death, and in the midst of wedding guests and ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: wedding, against the rules, ghost, dealing with death, family life, curses spells and rituals, destiny, family gatherings, death in the family, couples, family relations, newlyweds ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Takva: A Man's Fear of God (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Turkey
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Humble and introvert Muharrem lives in a solitary and meager existence of a prayer and sexual abstinence adhering strictly to the most severe Islamic doctrines.His extraordinary devotion attracts the attention of the leader of a rich and powerful ...
Style: sincere, atmospheric, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: society, muslim, conservative, islam, religions or cults, family relations, politics, fall in love, new job, solitary, faith, prayer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
My Name Is Khan (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: India, USA, United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Rizwan Khan, a Muslim from the Borivali section of Mumbai, has Asperger's syndrome. He marries a Hindu single mother, Mandira, in San Francisco. After 9/11, Rizwan is detained by authorities at LAX who treat him as a terrorist because of his ...
Style: touching, uplifting, serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: muslim, false accusation, islam, asperger's syndrome, autism, mental illness, journey, prejudice, racism, true love, fall in love, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Boycott (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Valeh, a member of a leftist organization, is arrested by the SAVAK and sentenced to death. In prison, he reconsiders his relationships with members of his political cell, and begins to doubt the validity of the ideas for which he is condemned. At ...
Plot: prison, marxism, faith, arrest, death penalty, iranian, capture, torture, anti communist, guerilla warfare, baby, doubt ...
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God... Be Back by Five (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: humorous, emotional, gloomy, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: mental illness, friendship, best friends, misfit, social misfits, bittersweet, alcohol abuse, self discovery, missing person, down on your luck, haunted by the past, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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White Girl (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Debbie, a working class single mother from Leeds, moves her family to Bradford, where they find themselves in an ethnic minority. Daughter Leah must adapt to being the only white girl at school.
Plot: alcohol abuse, islam, domestic violence, muslim, hijab, abusive husband, racism, alcoholic
Place: england, yorkshire
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25%
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September 11 (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, Egypt, Japan, Mexico, USA, Iran
Duration: 134 min.
Story: 11 directors show their view on the terrorist attacks on the world trade center in New York.
Style: disturbing, emotional, serious, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: terrorism, war on terror, politics, danger, state affairs, skyscraper, innocence lost, love affair, injustice, life is a bitch, deadly, 9/11 ...
Time: september 11 2001, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, iran, middle east, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Byelorussia Station (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The heroes of the movie last seen each other on the Belarusian railway station in the summer of 1945. A quarter-century, they meet at the funeral of comrade.
Style: touching, thought provoking, sincere, disturbing
Audience: family outing
Plot: hopes, friendship, society, life is a bitch, justice, destiny, life & death, world war two, train, railway station
Time: 20th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Chloe, A to Z (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: When 22-year-old Chloe is left with an unexpected pregnancy after a sexy date, she must face her secret past to move into an uncertain future. Torn between her choices, her friends influence her difficult decision: abortion or adoption.
Style: mumblecore
Plot: abortion, subway, waitress, lesbian kiss, adoption, pregnancy, nostalgia, restaurant, beach, bisexuality, counselor, cell phone ...
Place: coney island brooklyn new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Disintegration (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Three young men meet Djamel (Yassine Azzouz), a charismatic manipulator, who turns the three friends against society.
Style: rough, contemplative, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: rebellion, lifestyle, fighting the system, society, social misfits, rebelliousness, teaching the ways of the world, dishonesty, religious fundamentalist, racism, terrorism, religion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: europe, france, brussels, brussels belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Short Walk to Daylight (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Eight people have to find their way out of a New York subway after being trapped following an earthquake.
Style: disaster movie, psychotronic
Plot: subway, escape, trapped, earthquake, racial tension, catastrophe, drug addict, flood, railway, gas leak
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Guests of Hotel Astoria (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 124 min.
Story: An Iranian couple (Shohreh Aghdashloo, Mohsen Marzban) declare themselves political refugees after police detain them on their way to Cuba.
Plot: death of protagonist, iranian, politics, communist, husband wife relationship, death in childbirth, pregnancy, love, kiss, shower, sexual torture, bare breasts
Place: holland, iran, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Cradle Will Rock (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A true story of politics and art in the 1930s USA, centered around a leftist musical drama and attempts to stop its production.
Style: talky, disturbing, serious, realistic, entertaining ...
Plot: artist, congress, politics, communism, injustice, society, actor's life, rich and poor, racism, celebrity culture, power relations, ventriloquist ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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23%
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20 Fingers (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A film in several episodes with Bijan Daneshmand and Mania Akbari, exposing some of the issues of men and women within the confines of tradition and family life in Iran. Each episode displays a different form of male/female interaction. The placing ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, feminist film, contemplative ...
Plot: infidelity, family relations, family problems, couples, life is a bitch, dishonesty, human nature, unwanted pregnancy, society, husband wife relationship, love, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, iran, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 1K
Dash Akol (1971)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Iran
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Dash Akol is greatly respected in Shiraz as an honorable man who has lost his family's money through helping his friends. He has an enemy, however, named Kaka Rostam, a mean and spiteful person. Dash Akol, who is in his forties, falls in love ...
Plot: tavern, wedding night, champion, dancer, last wish, love, manhood, prostitute, older man younger woman relationship, bar fight, hitting a woman, swashbuckler ...
Time: 1920s
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Tape (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A three-character ensemble piece set within the confines of a tawdry motor lodge in Lansing, Michigan. After 10 years apart, three disparate people come together to play out the unresolved drama of their final days in high school. Intrigued, we ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, sincere, psychological, talky ...
Plot: obsession, friends, reunion, blackmail, confession, secret, criminal, jealousy, apology, rape, haunted by the past, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: michigan, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The lives of a lawyer, an actuary, a housecleaner, a professor, and the people around them intersect as they ponder order and happiness in the face of life's cold unpredictability.
Style: psychological, bleak, serious, touching, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, infidelity, false accusation, human nature, love affair, parents and children, understanding, family relations, couples, dishonesty, life is a bitch, destiny ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Copperhead (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A family is torn apart during the American Civil War.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, touching, captivating
Plot: american civil war, anti war, americana, family life, life is a bitch, farm, society, danger, wartime life, family relations
Time: 19th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The War Within (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Pakistani involved in a planned attack in New York City experiences a crisis of conscience.
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: injustice, danger, life is a bitch, society, crimes, rivalry, couple relations, introspection, false accusation, vengeance, politics, terrorist plot ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, usa, france, europe, new york ...
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21%
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Ragtime (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early 1900s New York City.
Style: clever, controversial, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: kids
Plot: racism, siege, american dream, vandalism, piano, racial injustice, pianist, jazz, firefighter, nudity (full frontal - brief), fighting the system, graphic violence ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 20th century, 90s, 1930s ...
Place: harlem, new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, atlantic city new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Facing Mirrors (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Rana has chosen a path in order to support her family, while Adineh (Eddie) has fled his home and city to escape his complicated situation as a transsexual man prevented from living as his true self by his family. They find themselves on the same ...
Plot: escape, transsexual, female director, taxi, passport, patriarchy, trance, unlikely friendships, arranged marriage, domineering father, muslim, head scarf ...
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Trial on the Street (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Just a few hours to his wedding, Amir, a lad from the south of Tehran, receives a call from his closest friend Habib who insist on meeting him to speak about an urgent issue. He rushes to Habib's works place and there listens to Habib's ...
Plot: iranian, prostitution, wedding, abortion, polygamy, betrayal, second wife, friendship, jealous husband, flick knife, taxi driver, dignity ...
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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