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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: marxism, prison, death penalty, arrest, faith, guerilla warfare, iranian, marxist, political activist, anti communism, political prisoner, doubt, anti communist, islam, capture, childbirth, muslim, torture, baby, husband wife relationship
Place: iran, middle east

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sincere and thought provoking films with plots about iranian, society, life is a bitch, islam, family relations, muslim and prison mostly in Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Boycott: Fleeing from Evil to God (1984), The Cyclist (1989), Day Break (2005), The Father (1996), Travellers (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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.
Plot: faith, propaganda, muslim, religion, temptation, islam
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95%
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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: 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
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65%
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Day Break (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Since the Islamic Revolution in Iran, capital punishment is carried out according to Islamic law, which gives the family of the victim ownership of the offender's life. Day Break - based on a compilation of true stories and shot inside ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: death row, prison, prison life, confined, legal, life is a bitch, society, legal action, injustice, deadly, law enforcement, pardon ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, middle east
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54%
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The Father (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mehrollah is a 14-year-old boy who is forced to find a job to support his family after his father dies. He travels to the southern parts of Iran, looking for work. Upon his return to his hometown, he notices certain changes in his family.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: village, young heroes, parents and children, parent child relationship, homecoming, coming of age, youth, family relations, starting over, siblings relations, teenage life, village life ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east
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52%
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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
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48%
Beautiful City (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Akbar has just turned eighteen. He has been held in a rehabilitation centre for committing murder at the age of sixteen when he was condemned to death. Legally speaking, he had to reach the age of eighteen so that the conviction could be carried ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, thought provoking, psychological
Plot: matchmaking, arranged marriage, death row, prison, prison life, confined, legal, society, legal action, redemption, haunted by the past, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: iran
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44%
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Rosewater (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 2009, Iranian Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari was covering Iran's volatile elections for Newsweek. One of the few reporters living in the country with access to US media, he made an appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, in a taped ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, tense, based on memoir ...
Plot: prison, journalism, interrogation, captivity, confined, reporter, false accusation, danger, life is a bitch, torture, solitary, hijab ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: iran, middle east
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40%
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The Circle (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Various women struggle to function in the oppressively sexist society of contemporary Iran.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: prostitute, abortion, friendship, politics, injustice, new wave, pregnancy, life is a bitch, society, on the run, siblings relations, woman in danger ...
Place: iran, middle east, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Apprentice (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Singapore, Germany, France, Hong Kong, Qatar
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Aiman is a 28-year-old Malay correctional officer who is recently transferred to the territory’s top prison. Aiman lives with his older sister Suhaila in a modest housing estate. At his new workplace, Aiman begins to take an interest in a ...
Plot: prison, death penalty, executioner, family photograph, hanging, hanged man, older man younger man relationship, rope, toilet, hospital, twin, old man ...
Place: singapore
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Deserted Station (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 93 min.
Story: On a pilgrimage to Mashad from Tehran, a couple's transportation breaks down, far from any major town. The husband, a photographer, seeks help at a nearby village and encounters a teacher who offers to help. Whilst the husband and teacher go ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere, touching ...
Plot: teacher, school, train, isolation, on the road, midlife crisis, prodigy, village, human nature, self discovery, teachers and students, courtroom drama ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: transsexual, escape, friendship, car accident, patriarchy, muslim, passport, taxi driver, domineering father, taxi, hijab, head scarf ...
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Peddler (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The movie consists of three episodes that explore the lives of poor and desperate in Iran. In episode one, a very poor couple with many crippled children abandon their newly born baby in hopes that it will have a better future. In the second ...
Plot: poverty, anthology, abandoned baby, insanity, caretaker, cripple
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: atmospheric, serious, thought provoking, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: small town, fish out of water, village, culture clash, human nature, parents and children, new wave, village life, countryside, family relations, curses spells and rituals, small town life ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, kurdistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Women of San Quentin (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young female prison guard finds out that her first assignment is to San Quentin, one of the toughest prisons in the country.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, bleak
Plot: prison, battle of the sexes, chaos and mayhem, prison life, confined, gender, power relations, prisoner, women's prison, female warden
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: young lovers, love and romance, society, youth, gays and lesbians, forbidden love, injustice, gender, gay, muslim, women, recording studio ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: serious, sexual, realistic, clever, talky ...
Plot: infidelity, couples, gays and lesbians, human nature, dishonesty, gender, life is a bitch, society, family problems, family relations, unwanted pregnancy, female empowerment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Hidden Half (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An official is sent from his home in Tehran to hear the final appeal of a woman sentenced to death, a political prisoner. The official's wife of nearly 20 years, Fereshteh Samimi, writes him a letter to read when he reaches the hotel - the ...
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Taste of Cherry (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: bleak, atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic ...
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Bright Day (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 90 min.
Story: THE BRIGHT DAY weaves a story that has its roots in the complexity of Iran’s draconian laws governing capital punishment. A kindergarten teacher hopes to aid the father of one of her young students, a man accused of manslaughter, by convincing ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Smell of Camphor, Fragrance of Jasmine (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Death surrounds Bahman, a director who hasn't made a film in 24 years (he can't get past the censors). He's working on a documentary, for Japanese TV, on Iranian burial practices. On the anniversary of his wife's death, a ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, rough, psychological
Plot: dealing with death, curses spells and rituals, death in the family, filmmaking, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family relations, anniversary, funeral, lawyer, death, tradition ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The Apple (1998)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 86 min.
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Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
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Place: iran, middle east, tokyo
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31%
The Conviction of Kitty Dodds (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Plot: prison, marital abuse, women's prison, murder, child abuse
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Women Without Men (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Ukraine, Morocco
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Against the tumultuous backdrop of Iran's 1953 CIA-backed coup d'état, the destinies of four women converge in a beautiful orchard garden, where they find independence, solace and companionship.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, stylized, captivating ...
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Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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One Night (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 78 min.
Story: On her way home one night, a young working girl who lives alone with her mother is asked to go sleep at her friend's house. She wanders all night in Teheran and meets three men who have different stories.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: introspection, nightlife, urban, social differences, city life, society, lifestyle, cafe, soldier, doctor, photographer, extramarital affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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 ⇓
31%
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The Mirror (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a young Iranian's mother doesn't meet her after school, she tries to negotiate the streets of Tehran by herself.
Style: serious
Plot: filmmaking, getting home, chaos and mayhem, neo realism, urban, new wave, artists and showbiz, disorder, city life, social misfits, human nature, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.9
 594
Mainline (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 77 min.
Story: The uneasy relationship between a mother and daughter is made all the more turbulent by drug abuse in this downbeat drama from Iranian filmmakers Rakhshan Bani-Etemad and Mohsen Abdolvahab
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere
Plot: rehabilitation, parents and children, iranian, addiction, drug abuse, hopes, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, redemption, dysfunctional family, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Willow Tree (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Youssef, a blind university professor, is suddenly diagnosed with a fatal disease and must undergo treatment in France. Back home, will he find the life he had before?
Style: touching, serious, realistic, thought provoking, psychological
Plot: blindness, hospital, iranian, surgery, introspection, doctors and patients, religious fundamentalism, disability, life is a bitch, society, suburbs, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, europe, france, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Locked Up (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a German town, teacher Irene leads an inconspicuous, boring, lonely life. One day, a man rings at her door and slips in. It's an armed convict from the prison next door, escaped with a leg wound. He now makes her a prisoner in her own home. ...
Plot: prison, longing, male nudity, female nudity, undressing, sex, jail, bed
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.2
 6K
Hamoun (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Hamoon's wife is leaving him. He is also unsuccessfully trying to finish his Ph.D. thesis. He is forced to reexamine his life. In a series of flashbacks and dreams, Hamoon tries to figure out what he did wrong.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere, biting ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, introspection, couple relations, hopes, society, unfulfillment, couples, starting over, working class, dull life, life is a bitch, domestic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: iran, asia, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%