Movies like The Mission 1983

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The Mission
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, emotional and dramatic films with plots about mentor, storytelling, catastrophe, guilt, redemption, husband wife relationship and dialogue mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Mission: Maryam (2002), The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008), Beautiful City (2004), The Cyclist (1989), The Kite Runner (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Duration: 101 min.
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Genre: Drama
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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