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Cairo 30 (1966)
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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: student, handicapped, journalist, job, jealousy, university, corruption, poverty, marriage, lust, high society, hate, revolutionary, letter, drunkenness, friend, protest, poor family, promotion, university student, marriage for money, stage play
Place: cairo egypt, egypt

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, thought provoking and unusual plot structure films with plots about love, love triangle, jealousy, husband wife relationship, marriage, friendship and female nudity mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Cairo 30: Verses of Love (2008), The Second Wife (1967), Falling Leaves (1966), Kit Kat (1991), The Other (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, religion, student
Place: egypt, cairo egypt
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95%
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.
Plot: countryside, polygamy, lust, ignorance, corrupt sheriff, forced marriage, doctor, marriage ceremony, dead husband, suicide attempt, flashback, injustice ...
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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: corruption, wine, love, friend, family relations, boy meets girl, job, factory, best friend, young man, graduation, university ...
Place: georgia (former ussr), caucasus, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 2K
Kit Kat (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Egypt
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In the Egyptian Kit Kat suburb, Sheikh Hosni's character as an observer of the daily lives of El Kit Kat's residents seems to transcend above it. Even with the loss of his eyesight, his wife, his job, and the fact that he lives with his ...
Plot: suburbs, motorcycle, death, river, widow, scandal, funeral, grandmother, blind man, loudspeaker, marijuana, poverty ...
Place: egypt, cairo egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 859
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 ...
Style: disturbing, sincere, suspense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: terrorism, militant, globalization, injustice, manipulation, journalism, politics, fall in love, culture clash, workplace situations, obsession, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: egypt, cairo egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.6
 6K
Cairo Time (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, Ireland, Egypt
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In Cairo on her own as she waits for her husband, Juliette finds herself caught in a whirlwind romance with his friend Tareq, a retired cop. As Tareq escorts Juliette around the city, they find themselves in the middle of a brief affair that catches ...
Style: touching, serious, captivating, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, tourist, dishonesty, love affair, fall in love, couples, love and romance, love, marriage, tour guide, interracial relations, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1920s
Place: egypt, middle east, cairo egypt, africa, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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.
Plot: terror, university, neighbor, politics, journalist, domestic violence, suicide, gambling, miscarriage, husband wife relationship, schoolgirl, cinema ...
Time: year 1975, year 1977
Place: egypt, cairo egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 840
Anna Karenina (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 145 min.
Story: The film is based on the novel of the same name by the Russian writer Leo Tolstoy. “All happy families resemble each other, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way, ” goes the novel’s opening sentence. The melodrama centers around a ...
Plot: cheating wife, high society, love triangle, jealousy, adultery, suicide attempt, affair, unfaithful wife, loveless marriage, infidelity, aristocracy, russian empire ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 6.0
 251
Dunia (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Egypt, Lebanon, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After studying literature at Cairo University, Dunia, 23 years old, wants to become a professional dancer. She attends audition for an oriental dance contest where she recites Arabian poetry without any body movement. She explain to the perplexed ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, disturbing, realistic
Plot: self discovery, sensuality, feminism, sexual repression, professor, tradition, freedom, belly dancer, audition, liberation, friendship, husband wife relationship ...
Place: cairo egypt, middle east, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Kreutzer Sonata (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 158 min.
Story: A revelatory discussion on a train. Based on Leo Tolstoy's novel of the same name.
Plot: train, fainting, confession, honeymoon, love triangle, death, flashback, murder, tea, jealousy, dysfunctional marriage, piano lesson ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Lina's Wedding (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Norway, Denmark
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Lina is in her best age, mid-30s. She is strong-willed, resilient and self-conscious. There has never been a man in her life, on the contrary, she even had to play the man's role on the small farm to sustain herself and the parents. But the ...
Plot: love, hate, single, farm, tragic event, marriage, pregnancy, countryside, nudity (full frontal - brief)
Time: 1910s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Sentimental Romance (1976)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Near the close of the Russian Civil War, in 1923, a young man begins studying journalism at a worker newspaper and has a series of romantic adventures which cause him to mature swiftly. He rescues a beautiful girl from an abusive family situation, ...
Plot: baby, memory, widow, irony, teenage girl, coming of age, murder of father, street life, writing, death of husband, teenage crush, russian revolution ...
Time: 1920s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Year of the Wolf (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Finland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Sari is a young, beautiful and intelligent girl who is busy studying at university,but she suffers from epilepsy and has to face death on a daily basis. Mikko is hersomewhat older university teacher, who is tired of life, and who one day decides ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, captivating, romantic
Plot: forbidden love, university, epilepsy, romance, student, relationships, health, love triangle, parent child relationship, age difference, older man younger woman relationship, love ...
Place: helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Sleepless Nights (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Egypt
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A strong controversial adult drama about troubles facing young married and non-married couples. The old friends are invited at Khaled's and Perry's daughter birthday. Moushira is married to Ali, Amr to Farah , and Sameh is having an affair ...
Plot: infidelity, husband wife relationship, marriage, adultery, psychotherapy, arab, drinking contest, sex, prostitute, drugs, party
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.2
 507
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 ...
Style: political
Plot: politics, police brutality, interrogation, torture, prison, youth, police, accusation, communism
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.5
 63
Open Eyes (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Egypt
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Directed by Raafat El-Mihi.
Plot: husband wife relationship, infertility, impotence, murder of brother, inheritance, murder, garage, love triangle, infidelity, pregnancy, screaming, death ...
Place: cairo egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Something in Between (1982)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An American woman comes to Belgrade to visit an old friend. There, on the exotic boundary between West and East, she becomes entangled in a love triangle.
Plot: love triangle, american abroad, hotel, fight, airport, sex, friendship, father son relationship, typewriter, surgeon, tavern, journalist ...
Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Love to Eternity (1972)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Liza slowly replaces Melampo, Giorgio's dog. While she accepts it, Giorgio forces her to wear collars and leashes.
Style: grotesque
Plot: sex, erotica, dog, isolation, island, perversion, boat, sea, airplane, female nudity, love, nipples ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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I Sent a Letter to My Love (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Gabrielle (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A seemingly ideal marriage is thrown into embarrassing turmoil in Patrice Chéreau's period drama, based on the short story The Return by Joseph Conrad.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, clever, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, marriage, adultery, letter, family problems, couples, power relations, love and romance, dishonesty, bourgeoisie, suffering, husband wife relationship ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
As a Man Grows Older (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The place is Trieste and the time is 1927. Emilio Brentani leads a peaceful and uneventful life with his older sister Amalia. At least until the day he meets Angiolina Zarri, a beautiful young woman. But the lady is also fickle, wayward and ...
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Time: 1920s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.2
 16
Waves (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Philippines
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Waves is a romantic drama about the intimate relationship between Ross & Sofia - two old friends passionately in love yet life's cultural, geographical, and emotional obstacles get in the way.
Plot: wave, relationships, love, lovers, unfulfilled love, dancing, cigarette smoking, friendship, dog, jealousy, island, surrealism ...
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
A Few Hours of Sunlight (1971)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
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Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 7.0
 424
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, Spain, West Germany
Duration: 94 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 30K
The Edukators (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 127 min.
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Style: thought provoking, sentimental, psychological, philosophical, twists and turns ...
Plot: love triangle, rebel, debt, rebelliousness, boyfriend, friends, rebellion, vandalism, jealousy, businessman, unlikely criminals, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2004, year 1968
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, barcelona spain, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Sleeping and Waking (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Plot: love, friendship, nightmare, gardening, art, widower, identity, acceptance, existentialism, faith, scar, marriage ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Wings of the Dove (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Kate is secretly betrothed to a struggling journalist, Merton Densher. But she knows her Aunt Maude will never approve of the match, since Kate's deceased mother has lost all her money in a marriage to a degenerate opium addict. When Kate meets ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, stylized, realistic, captivating ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.3
 508
PG 16... (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Kir, Leya, Dasha and Max are student. Almost every experience is for a first time to them - first love, first disappointment, first betrayal...
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Audience: teens, teen drama
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⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Strawberry Statement (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
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Style: serious, realistic
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Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Love's Lone Flower (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A woman's lesbian feeling towards two different female singers - one in Shanghai during late 1940s and another in Taiwan during late 1950s.
Plot: flashback, gambling, composer, shot to death, sex, rape, love triangle, gang violence, gangster, jealousy, nightclub, landlady ...
Time: 1940s, 1950s, 50s
Place: shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%