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Nargess (1992)
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Nargess (1992)
Original name: نرگس
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, love, thief, police, islam, love triangle, hospital, muslim, theft, older woman younger man relationship, police officer
Place: iran

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and sincere films with plots about iranian, female director, love, husband wife relationship, family relations, life is a bitch and islam mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Nargess: The Blue-Veiled (1995), Tales (2014), Mother (1990), Maryam (2002), Trial on the Street (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Blue-Veiled (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iran
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An elderly owner of a tomato farm and sauce factory, after his wife's death, falls in love with one of the workers of the factory endangering his relationship with his daughters and in-laws. While everybody in the big family persuades the old ...
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Place: iran
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Tales (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Award-winning Iranian filmmaker Rakshan Banietemad ends her eight-year hiatus from feature filmmaking with this ingenious, mosaic-like narrative, which knits together the stories of seven characters to create a microcosm of Iranian working-class ...
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Mother (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The film progresses along two distinct but interwoven series of events. The first series involves young members of a family who have gathered round their old mother and revive their common childhood memories. the second line focuses on the old ...
Plot: persian, carpenter, iranian, husband wife relationship, sister sister relationship, brother brother relationship, mother son relationship
Place: tehran iran, iran
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Maryam (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An Iranian-born teenager living in suburban New Jersey thinks of herself as simply an American until anti-Iranian sentiment erupts in her community after American hostages are held in Iran.
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Trial on the Street (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Just a few hours to his wedding, Amir, a lad from the south of Tehran, receives a call from his closest friend Habib who insist on meeting him to speak about an urgent issue. He rushes to Habib's works place and there listens to Habib's ...
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Place: iran
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Country: Iran
Duration: 86 min.
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Boycott (1986)
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 ...
Plot: prison, marxism, arrest, death penalty, faith, murder, husband wife relationship, baby, muslim, capture, islam, childbirth ...
Place: iran, middle east
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62%
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The Best of Me (2007)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 85 min.
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Facing Mirrors (2011)
Genre: Drama
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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 ...
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52%
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White Room (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Norm, a confused young man, lives two lives, one in and one out of reality. One night, he witnesses the murder of rock video star Madelaine X and feels guilty, as he did nothing to prevent it. At Madelaine’s funeral, he meets a mysterious woman in ...
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52%
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Mainline (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 77 min.
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Style: realistic, psychological, serious, feminist film, contemplative ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Last Supper (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iran
Duration: 96 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 124 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 96 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.7
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Country: Iran
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.5
 70
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Story: Doktor Glas finds himself attracted to a young woman, married to a corrupt clergyman. She's miserable in her marriage, so he agrees to help in anyway he can. But he is quickly torn between passion and morality. The story is based on the 1905 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.7
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Boys Briefs 5 (2008)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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