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Cairo 30 (1966)
Original name: القاهرة 30‎‎
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Egypt
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Mahgoub Abdel Dayem a young nihilistic college student, having his father crippled with no other source of income, he finds himself in an urgent need of a job after graduation to support himself and his parents. Having a hard time getting a job, he starts putting his values into actual application only to find them already being applied by much greater authorities. Set in Cairo in the 30s.
Style: social
Plot: marriage for money, job, poor family, university student, stage play, promotion, protest, hate, poverty, handicapped, letter, jealousy, journalist, corruption, lust, drunkenness, friend, marriage, university, student
Place: egypt, cairo egypt

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, enigmatic and emotional films with plots about husband wife relationship, marriage, love, student, love and romance, sex and friendship mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Cairo 30: The Second Wife (1967), Verses of Love (2008), Karnak Cafe (1975), The Other (1999), Falling Leaves (1966). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Second Wife (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A story in the Egyptian countryside about an unjust mayor who controls everything in the village with his power.
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Verses of Love (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Ayat-Ayat Cinta is a beautifully portrayed Islamic love story – a tale of a virtuous Muslim protagonist who overcomes all obstacles of life maintaining pure ideals.
Plot: islam, muslim, student, religion
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 7.1
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Karnak Cafe (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt
Duration: 143 min.
Story: In one of their best roles ever, distinguished actors Nour Al Sherif and Souad Hosni star in this film depicting the unstable social and political life in Egypt during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The film revolved around a group of university ...
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The Other (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Egypt
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Adam is the son of a wealthy Egyptian-American family who is studying at UCLA and returns home for a brief vacation. Upon his arrival he meets beautiful reporter Hanane, with whom he begins an intense love affair, and eventually they marry. Trouble ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: egypt, cairo egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.9
 592
Falling Leaves (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young idealist takes a job at a local state run winery only to discover and become disillusioned by the corruption of the Soviet State.
Plot: friend, love, wine, corruption, university, student, best friend, young man, factory, boy meets girl, graduation, job
Place: russia, caucasus
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.7
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Cairo Time (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, Ireland, Egypt
Duration: 90 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Egypt
Duration: 129 min.
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Plot: funeral, sex, death, love, father son relationship, grandmother, loudspeaker, coffee shop, incompetence, motorcycle, old man, widow ...
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Land (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Adapted from Abdel Rahman Al-Sharqawi's well-known novel of the same name, this classic film by Egyptian master Youssef Chahine was eight years in the making. Chronicling a small peasant village's struggles against the careless inroads of ...
Plot: land, water, school teacher, violence against women, arrest, torture, mayor, social injustice, petition, peasant, shopkeeper, civil disobedience ...
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Country: Egypt
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A man witnesses the drastic changes in society as he goes back to the Alexandria of his youth.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: love and romance, society, urban, romance, prostitute, unlikely couple, fall in love, homecoming, cause and meaning, misfit, unfulfillment, disintegration
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Wife of an Important Man (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The story of the rise and fall of an Egyptian police officer, during the regime of President Anwar El Sadat.
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The Year of the Wolf (2007)
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Duration: 95 min.
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Dunia (2005)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.5
 42
Promises (2017)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 20
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 5.8
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.2
 560
Butley (1974)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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