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: iraq iran war, military service, religious fundamentalism, religious fundamentalist, fundamentalism, tolerance, iranian, martyrdom, koran, enemy, anti war, integration, sin, fatalism, exile, discussion, assassination plot, handgun, religious fanatic, islam, hijab, bribe, honor, hate, amusement park ...
Place: coney island brooklyn new york city, iran, new york

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and touching films with plots about society, life is a bitch, politics, friendship, corruption, love and betrayal mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Mission: Maryam (2002), Day Zero (2007), The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008), Nargess (1992), Travellers (1991). 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: hate, immigration, cousin cousin relationship, doctor, love, religious fundamentalism, fundamentalism, iranian, martyrdom, hijab, handgun, assassination plot
Place: iran
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95%
 6.0
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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: serious, realistic, disturbing, sincere, rough ...
Plot: friend, love, honor, duty, courage, friendship, anti war, politics, best friends, war, soldier, introspection ...
Time: future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 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: emotional, serious, realistic, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: injustice, destructive relationship, discrimination, witnessing a crime, tragic hero, village, society, loss of family member, adultery, death penalty, couple relations, divorce ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: iran, middle east, persia, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.0
 204
Nargess (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A sharp-edged look at people who live outside the constraints of Islamic law.
Plot: iranian, theft, thief, muslim, hospital, older woman younger man relationship, love triangle, love, police, islam
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 7.6
 676
Travellers (1991)
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: serious, realistic
Plot: against the rules, dealing with death, death in the family, family gatherings, couples, family relations, ghost, curses spells and rituals, destiny, family life, newlyweds, tragedy ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.5
 4K
Audacity (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Peter (Travis Owens) is an aspiring comedian encouraged by his friend Ben (Ben Price, Australia's Got Talent finalist) to perform at the local comedy club. But stage fright isn’t Peter’s only fear. When confronted with one of today’s most ...
Style: christian film
Plot: christianity, homosexuality, sin, love, truth, religion, comedian, held at gunpoint, prayer, rescue, christian, robbery ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Time Out of Mind (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Evicted from his squat and suddenly alone on the streets, George is a man without a home. Struggling with his demons and desperately trying to connect with the daughter he abandoned, he navigates the system, hustling for change and somewhere safe ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, atmospheric, emotional
Plot: parents and children, society, urban, family relations, life is a bitch, redemption, down on your luck, social decay, estrangement, hopes, photograph, renovation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The F Word (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A frustrated radio DJ takes to the streets of Manhattan during the Republican National Convention after the FCC has slapped his station with $1 million in indecency fines, and popular radio personality Joe Pace (Josh Hamilton) isn't going down ...
Style: serious
Plot: politics, radio dj, idealism, injustice, campaign, fighting the system, americana, hopes, media, rebellion, society, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 14K
Margaret (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A young woman witnesses a bus accident, and is caught up in the aftermath, where the question of whether or not it was intentional affects many people's lives.
Style: psychological, emotional, realistic, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bus, innocence lost, high school, teacher, mother daughter relationship, drugs/alcohol, haunted by the past, family, student, witness, police, truth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, clever, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: ventriloquist, politics, artist, communism, congress, actor's life, celebrity culture, injustice, artists and showbiz, society, rich and poor, racism ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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.
Plot: subway, escape, trapped, earthquake, railway, flood, drug addict, gas leak
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Kite Runner (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, China
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, realistic, sincere, epic, serious ...
Plot: muslim, betrayal, sin, haunted by the past, friendship, redemption, escapades, childhood, courage, taliban, guilt, rape ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 80s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: afghanistan, middle east, california, pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Five Minarets in New York (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Two Turkish anti-terrorist agents are sent to New York City on a mission to find and bring back the dangerous Islamic leader codenamed "Dajjal", believed to be hiding in there. Working with the FBI and NYPD, the agents orchestrate the ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, false accusation, crime, religions or cults, terrorist, muslim, islam, life is a bitch, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, turkey, usa, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.3
 8K
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, serious, realistic, captivating, disturbing ...
Audience: kids
Plot: racial injustice, piano, racism, fighting the system, vandalism, american dream, siege, jazz, interracial relations, class differences, social differences, urban ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, 1930s, 18th century
Place: harlem, usa, new york, atlantic city new jersey, lower east side manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.7
 73
The Migrants (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A look at the lives of migratory farm workers, focusing on one family.
Plot: poverty, hardship, family conflict, brother sister relationship, farm, sheriff, farmer, childbirth, mother daughter relationship, sister sister relationship, corruption, tent ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Exiled in America (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A Central American revolutionary is captured and tortured by government forces. He escapes and flees to the US, hiding out in a rural area where he is sheltered by a Christian sanctuary movement. His wife gets a job at a local diner run by one of ...
Plot: exile, torture, cia, sanctuary
Place: central america, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.2
 1K
Citizen Cohn (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: As lawyer and power broker Roy Cohn lies dying of AIDS in a private hospital room, ghosts from his past visit him as he reflects on his life and loves.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: politics, hotshot lawyer, aids, hospital, gays and lesbians, rise and fall, introspection, terminal illness, society, unfulfillment, gender, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1960s, 1950s, year 1954 ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.6
 65
Destiny Road (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Follows three different people and the curve balls that life throws at them. In the end they are all brought together by one common Destiny.
Plot: passion, destiny, forgiveness, running, journey, discovery, dream
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 7.3
 17K
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: talky, realistic, clever, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, friends, high school, motel, secret, marijuana, fight, blackmail, virgin, rudeness, shyness, jealousy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.6
 780
Copperhead (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A family is torn apart during the American Civil War.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, tense
Plot: americana, american civil war, wartime life, farm, family life, anti war, life is a bitch, society, family relations
Time: 19th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The World's Greatest Sinner (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A bored insurance salesman quits his job to go into politics. He first starts preaching about how man is greater than he thinks and that man can live forever. He ends up forming his own political party, "The Eternal Man" party. He begins ...
Style: surreal
Plot: politics, catholicism, candidate, salesman, rock concert, insurance, insurance agent, immortality, religious cult, cult leader, god, guitar ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.4
 2K
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: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: gambling, black market, mentally challenged, downfall, motorcycle, cons and scams, hospital, down on your luck, unemployment, injustice, dishonesty, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.8
 91
Dandelions (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: no overview.
Plot: motorcycle, alcohol, sex, drug addiction, betrayal, erotica, female nudity, male nudity, breasts, model, drug addict
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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, taxi driver, wedding, friendship, love, betrayal, flick knife, abortion, second wife, polygamy, prostitution, hijab ...
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.2
 110
Cross Bronx (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: This Bronx-based coming-of-age drama follows four high school friends as they navigate the treacherous waters of independence, love and careers on their individual paths toward achieving their dreams.
Style: semi serious, realistic
Plot: high school, follow your dream, coming of age, high school friends, youth, urban, gangsters, curses spells and rituals, high school life, sport team, tough heroes, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: pregnancy, death in childbirth, iranian, sexual torture, communist, love, shower, kiss, husband wife relationship, bare breasts, politics
Place: iran, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
St. John in Exile (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Dean Jones is Saint John in this intimate, inspiring one-man presentation of John in exile on Patmos. Full of humor, strong in spirit, and resolutely committed to Christ, John shares his account of the events that changed the course of human ...
Style: one man show
Plot: old man, christian, exile, filmed play, apostle
Time: 1st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.4
 7K
The Front (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cashier poses as a writer for blacklisted talents to submit their work through, but the injustice around him pushes him to take a stand.
Style: clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, friendship, communism, mccarthyism, fighting the system, cons and scams, movie business, fight, dishonesty, society, actor's life, writer's life ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 1960s
Place: europe, florence, new york, usa, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, mental illness, buddies, self discovery, theme park, down on your luck, haunted by the past, missing person, life is a bitch, friends, misfit, best friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: talky, bleak, psychological, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, infidelity, false accusation, hit and run, insurance, human nature, couple relations, dishonesty, hopes, love and romance, couples, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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