Movies like Boycott 1986

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Boycott (1986)
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Boycott (1986)
Original name: Baycot
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 the same time, his comrades pressure him to make a sacrifice for their cause, and his beloved wife experiences personal problems and economic hardships.
Plot: prison, marxism, faith, arrest, death penalty, islam, torture, muslim, baby, childbirth, capture, murder, political prisoner, guerilla warfare, husband wife relationship, anti communist, doubt, anti communism, political activist, iranian, marxist
Place: iran, middle east

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Fleeing from Evil to God (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 65 min.
Story: Five men escape to a remote island in order to fight the Devil.
Style: allegory
Plot: religion, propaganda, faith, islam, muslim, devil, temptation
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The Cyclist (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 82 min.
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Day Break (2005)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 82 min.
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Country: Iran
Duration: 91 min.
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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, thief, islam, love triangle, muslim, police officer, love, police, theft, older woman younger man relationship, hospital
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: serious, realistic
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Duration: 95 min.
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34%
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Genre: Drama
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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27%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.2
 2K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 6.8
 568
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Country: Iran
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.5
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Country: Iran
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: experimental, neorealism, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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