Movies like Return of a Citizen

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Return of a Citizen (1986)
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Return of a Citizen (1986)
Original name: عودة مواطن
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt
Story: Returning rich from the Gulf to find his brothers and sisters relationships falling apart.
Plot: arabic, chess, politics, family relations, wealth, airport, getting home, brother sister relationship, unemployment, jail, brother brother relationship
Place: cairo egypt

Most similar movies to Return of a Citizen

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, emotional, serious and touching films with plots about family relations, brother sister relationship, politics, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, society and mother son relationship mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Return of a Citizen: Shouting Secrets (2011), Wife of an Important Man (1987), China Is Near (1967), Gate, Gate, Paragate (1996), Rokonok (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Shouting Secrets (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Shouting Secrets is a hopeful and heartwarming, universal story taking place in a present day Native American family. It's a story that is at once about the constancy and the fragility of love, as well as the importance of family.
Plot: dysfunctional family, getting home, female director, sibling relationship, writers, father son relationship, indian reservation, native american, brother brother relationship, brother sister relationship, family relations
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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.
Plot: murder, neighbor, small town, police, corruption, death, freedom of speech, politics, terror, miscarriage, murder of father, suicide ...
Time: year 1977, year 1975
Place: egypt, cairo egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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China Is Near (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A pair of working class lovers - a secretary and an accountant, scheme to marry into the rich landed gentry.
Plot: brother sister relationship, affair, choir, dog, politics, election, sex, brother brother relationship, controversy, city, religion, abortion ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Gate, Gate, Paragate (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, Switzerland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Vietnam's submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1996
Plot: vietnamese, flashback, ceremony, emigrant, nun, brother sister relationship, buddhism, immigrants, recovery, leftist, family relations, family reunited ...
Time: 80s, 1940s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Rokonok (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Young honest public official is sworn in after his predecessor had to leave due to a corruption scandal. Soon, the young idealist discovers just how far-reaching the corruption is in his town and how easy it is to become corrupt yourself.
Plot: politics, election, train, corruption, voting, family relations, pig, suicide attempt, gun
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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 ...
Plot: politics, police, prison, police brutality, youth, communism, torture, interrogation, accusation, political
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Kites Over Helsinki (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Epic tale about two generations of men in a wealthy Finnish family, spanning from the 1960s all the way through the early 1990s. The father has achieved his position as director of the family business through marrying the heiress. Their eldest son ...
Plot: wealth, drugs, brother brother relationship, family relations, wealthy family, yuppie, family business, father son relationship, businessman, business, business ethics, rock
Time: 70s, 80s, 60s, 1960s
Place: eastern europe, helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Yacoubian Building (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt, France
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Cairo: a 70-year-old building of once-luxury flats with tenements on the roof. Zika, an aging libertine, feuds with his sister. Pius Haj Azzam takes a second wife, in secret, to satisfy sexual drive within religious bounds. Bothayna, poor and ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: prostitute, politics, religions or cults, political corruption, couple relations, midlife crisis, gender, couples, dishonesty, infidelity, gays and lesbians, journalism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: egypt, cairo egypt, africa, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
An Unexpected Life (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sequel to "An Unexpected Family."
Plot: family relations, adoption, aunt niece relationship, pregnancy, baby, judge, mother daughter relationship, aunt nephew relationship, sister sister relationship, dysfunctional family, brother sister relationship, custody ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Jaime (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, Brazil, Luxembourg
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A woman takes her young son, leaves her husband and moves in with her lover. The boy, desperate to get his parents back together, becomes convinced that if only he can get his father's stolen motorcycle back everything will be fine again, so he ...
Style: sexual, sexy, realistic, touching, semi serious
Plot: unemployment, school, youth, life is a bitch, politics, society, family relations, street kid, coming of age, golf, supermarket, drugs ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
No Place Like Home (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Pittsburgh apartment superintendent loses his job and home when the apartment building where he lives and works at is suddenly destroyed by fire. Daniel and his family moves in with his brother but that doesn't last for long due to the two ...
Style: gloomy, contemplative, realistic, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: family relations, unemployment, down on your luck, family in crisis, urban ghetto, working class, society, family problems, life is a bitch, female director, girl, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: pittsburgh, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Good Riddance (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Set in a small rural town in the Quebec Laurentians, Michelle lives in an isolated house with her mentally-challenged brother Guy and her 13 year old daughter Manon. Together the three of them survive by running a small firewood business and ...
Plot: parent child relationship, mother daughter relationship, pregnancy, epileptic, male female relationship, jealousy, coming of age, getting home, runaway, desperation, single mother, girl ...
Place: quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Valparaiso My Love (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A poor Valparaiso family faces a tough life after the father is sent to prison.
Style: slang
Plot: childhood, death of brother, petty criminal, prison visit, sick child, large family, begging, profanity, singing, father daughter relationship, bar, father son relationship ...
Place: chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Sparrow (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt, Algeria
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Set shortly before and during the Six Day War in June of 1967, The Sparrow follows a young police officer stationed in a small village in Upper Egypt whose inhabitants suffer from the harassment of a corrupt businessman.
Plot: arabic, sheik, fatherhood, trafficking, car falls into water, war propaganda, arab israeli conflict, archive footage, tea, nationalism, newspaper article, looking at self in mirror ...
Time: year 1967
Place: middle east, egypt, cairo egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Manila (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Due to a delayed flight a group of German flight passengers have to wait in the hall of the airport of Manila. The crowd is quite mixed, ranging from an cultivated east German teacher couple up to sleazy sex tourists. As the waiting prolongs, more ...
Plot: airport, masturbation
Place: the philippines, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Three Sisters (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: For her latest project, commissioned by Arte and starring members of the Comédie-Française, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi (A Castle in Italy, Rendez-Vous 2014) shot an idiosyncratic, half-modernized adaptation of one of Chekhov’s greatest, most ...
Plot: female director, family relations, female full frontal nudity, sister sister relationship, dysfunctional family, brother sister relationship, death of father, three sisters
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 11
Nautilus (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 88 min.
Story: This life period of the main character Felix (L. Lutvinsky) coincides with rather complicated period of country history Chernenko dies, Gorbachev succeeds him, then Ligachev criticizes Eltsin, county is reined by deficit, backstairs influence, ...
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Place: soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
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What Hedwig Didn't Tell Us (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 67 min.
Story: A sad story about a young girl who is forced to move from one foster home to another.
Plot: child protagonist, family relations, christmas, mother daughter relationship, girl, female protagonist, 12 year old, dysfunctional family, brother sister relationship, children's home
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Brothers Three: An American Gothic (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Three brothers reunite at a remote cabin in the woods, when beckoned by their father. The brothers are left to deal with the dark secrets and demons that have haunted them their whole lives. The resulting truths they must face, end in an explosive ...
Style: gothic
Plot: beer, father son relationship, hunting, alcohol abuse, family relations, cabin, american, brother brother relationship, death, grave
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Death of a Salesman (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Adaptation of Arthur Miller's play.
Plot: melancholy, salesman, dream, brother brother relationship, family relations, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, american dream, businessman, mishap
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Adversary (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Siddhartha Chowdhury, a brilliant medical student, is forced to leave his studies after his father's sudden demise. He is forced to navigate the high unemployment rate and the communist socio-political climate of 1960s Calcutta in search of a ...
Style: biting, realistic, serious, rough, suspense ...
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Time: 70s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Baby Doll Night (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Hossam returns home to Cairo for New Year's Eve after a year's separation from his wife. At the airport, his plans for a romantic night (and to conceive a child) are thwarted by several events, including a terrorist plot.
Style: realistic, psychological, tense, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: terrorism, danger, airport, deadly, political unrest, terrorist bombing, conspiracy, homecoming, society, satire, disorder, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Look Ahead with Anger (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 81 min.
Story: After the revolution of December 1989, Romania is in full transition. Incertainty and chaos have followed Ceausescu's downfall. Fane, a worker in a wharf on the river Danube, is a former dissident who was in involved in politically motivated ...
Plot: communism, prostitute, prison, family relations, frustration, vandalism, unemployment, factory, destruction of property, tragic event, worker, father daughter relationship ...
Place: romania, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Distant (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Uzak/Distant chronicles the numbing loneliness, longing, and isolation in the lives of two men who are consumed by their own problems. Istanbul photographer Mahmut reluctantly receives his relative Yusuf, but the mingling of their lives does little ...
Style: bleak, psychological, touching, sincere, lyrical ...
Plot: unemployment, loneliness, family relations, recession, love and romance, introspection, human nature, society, down on your luck, looking for love, male female relationship, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, middle east, istanbul turkey, tokyo, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Just Like at Home (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A man and a kid are discovering beauty in life.
Plot: female director, hungarian, getting home, family relations, girl, father daughter relationship, children, surrogate father, girl man relationship, infatuation
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Lily Dale (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A precocious teenager abruptly altered family life. His brother, a young a little strange, returns home after years away and threatens to reveal a secret that could devastate the family.
Plot: brother sister relationship, estrangement, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, alienation, family relations, mother son relationship
Time: 1910s
Place: texas, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
They've Got Knut (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Set in the early '80s, a time when a new wave of leftist political consciousness and activism had swept German youth (and was just about to disappear as quickly as it arrived), this satiric comedy follows a young couple, Ingo (Hans-Jochen ...
Plot: friendship, ski, political activist, political activism, brother sister relationship, sex, politics, shower, breakup, ice, male nudity, break up ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Caravan Serai (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Set during the Greek civil war. A villager is forced to leave his house and property and go to Thessaloniki with his daughter and son. They find refuge in an old building with hundreds of other people. They live a miserable life as the daughter ...
Plot: imperialism, communism, farmer, prostitute, propaganda, father daughter relationship, politics, bare breasts, death, carriage, handicapped, arrest ...
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Maiden Danced to Death (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Canada, Slovenia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: There were two brothers - two dancers - in Communist Hungary. One defected, the other stuck it out. One gave his soul to commerce, the other to the Party. After twenty years, they meet again. And the dance begins.
Style: captivating, atmospheric, emotional, psychological, family saga
Plot: love triangle, family relations, dancing, husband wife relationship, love, jealousy, rivalry, brother brother relationship, homecoming, society, friendship, couples ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: hungary, eastern europe, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A coming of age story set in the Vietnamese countryside during the late 1980s, as told through the eyes of a 12 year old boy named Thieu. Thieu and his younger brother Tuong share and do everything together. Their days unfold like a whimsical and ...
Plot: family relations, 7 year old, childhood, 12 year old, fall in love, coming of age, falling in love, brother brother relationship, girl, innocence, boy
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%