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Message to the Ruler (1998)
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Message to the Ruler (1998)
Original name: رسالة إلى الوالي
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: Egypt
Story: In the year 1807, they city of Rashid is under attack by the British forces.
Plot: horse, time travel, treasure, mental institution, police, cave, womanizer, sword, elevator, wise man, british soldier, message, urination, text messaging, electric shock, antique
Time: 19th century, 1800s, year 1998

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, humorous, sexy and surreal films with plots about police, horse, wedding, urination, female nudity, father son relationship and blood mostly in Drama, Comedy and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Message to the Ruler: Ala bab el wazir (1982), Terrorism and Kebab (1992), Hassan & Mark (2008), Sophie's World (1999), The Yacoubian Building (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Kamen Rider Den-O & Kiva: Climax Deka (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 70 min.
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Ala bab el wazir (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Crime
Country: Egypt
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Kamal is a university student who is in love with Nora the daughter of a ruthless businessman who rejects him because he is poor and thus plots to keep him away from her. With the help of his friends they try to solve his problem especially after ...
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Terrorism and Kebab (1992)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Egypt
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A man named Ahmed tries unsuccessfully for days to go the the government building to complete the necessary paperwork to transfer his child to another school. Repeatedly he is unable to see the employee he needs to meet with. In a scuffle that ...
Plot: bureaucracy, terrorism, family relations, little boy, corruption, old man, radicalism, children, suicide note, injustice, working class, praying ...
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75%
Hassan & Mark (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Egypt
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When the lives of Mahmoud, a Muslim Sheikh (Omar Sharif) and Boulos, a Christian Theologian (Adel Imam) are threatened by religious extremists on both sides, the Egyptian government inducts them into a witness protection program that requires them ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, feel good, realistic
Plot: parents and children, love and romance, fall in love, chases and races, switching roles, society, urban, on the run, religions or cults, family relations, friends, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, middle east, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Sophie's World (1999)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: Norway, Sweden
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Sofie is an ordinary Norwegian girl. One day she recieves a video tape on which a certain Alberto Knox talks directly to her from ancient Greece. They then start to meet at different occasions and throughout the film, Alberto takes Sofie on an ...
Style: contemplative, serious
Plot: time travel, imaginary, mysterious character, teaching the ways of the world, riddles and clues, youth, leonardo da vinci, zorro, philosophy, computer, mirror, teenager ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, ancient history, middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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
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Time: contemporary
Place: egypt, cairo egypt, africa, middle east
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68%
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Spain, Belgium, France, UK, Portugal
Duration: 132 min.
Story: An advertising executive jumps back and forth in time between 21st century London and 17th century La Mancha, where Don Quixote mistakes him for Sancho Panza.
Plot: giant, blood, camera, dog, hallucination, kiss, horse, barking dog, business deal, film producer, police, chivalry ...
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Place: spain
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The Sensual Man (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: From his youth, Paolo Castorini, a Sicilian baron, is as attracted to women as they to him. Giovanna, a servant girl, Lillian, a serious girlfriend in Rome, a hostess at a post-war party, Paolo makes love to them all. He also feels dissatisfied with ...
Style: erotic, sexy
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Place: italy, sicily
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The Danish Experiment (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Egypt
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Qadry Al-Minyawi is a widowed husband and a father of four adult sons Mahmoud, Ibrahim, Abdulrahman and Hussien. When he is later appointed as the new minister of youth and sports, his old friend asks him to host his Danish sister-in-law Anita who ...
Plot: arabic, boxing, minister, pizza, beer, wedding, alcohol, prank, father son relationship, cultural difference, pizza delivery boy, heart attack ...
Place: egypt, denmark
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Hello America (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Egypt
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After being suspended from the People's Council, Bakhit and Adeela travel to New York at the request of Bakhit's cousin Nawfal who is a wealthy man living with his wife and two kids. Bakhit and Adeela notice the cultural differences as ...
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The Corridors of Time: The Visitors II (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The sequel to The Visitors reunites us with those lovable ruffians from the French Medieval ages who - through magic - are transported into the present, with often drastic consequences. Godefroy de Montmirail travels to today to recover the missing ...
Style: humorous, semi serious
Plot: time travel, knight, golf, dentist, firefighter, sorcerer, changing the past or future, master and servant, disorder, rivalry, danger, wizards and magicians ...
Time: middle ages, 20th century, 12th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: france, europe
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Russian Ark (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, Mystery
Country: Russia, Germany, Japan, Canada, Finland, Denmark
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A French marquis wanders through a vast labyrinth of corridors, theaters and ballrooms at a reception for a Persian ambassador.
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Plot: time travel, museum, russian history, revolution, lifestyle, haunted by the past, culture clash, czar, painting, monarchy, empress, surveillance ...
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The Festival (1989)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Egypt
Story: Directed by Samir Seif.
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Duration: 105 min.
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Style: atmospheric, captivating, factual, humorous, tense ...
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Style: psychological, disturbing, sincere, captivating, humorous
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Vice (2000)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Place: serbia, belgrade
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38%
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The Wrestler (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
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Country: France, Spain
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: India
Duration: 129 min.
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34%
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Crown Prince (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 93 min.
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34%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
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Duration: 98 min.
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Plot: robbery, church, urination, knife, child's point of view, fire, betrayal, car accident, horse, friendship, female nudity, coming of age ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Philippines
Story: Based on a popular komiks serial by Elena Patron.
Plot: death, murder, ghost, mirror, jeep, cemetery, curse, heist, gold, jar, wedding, fire ...
Time: 80s
Place: the philippines
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32%
The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai is a Pink Film (a Japanese softcore pornography genre). Sachiko Hanai (Emi Kuroda) is a call girl. One day she is caught up in a gunfight and is shot in the forehead. Instead of killing her, the bullet in her head ...
Style: erotic, surreal, not serious, suspense, clever ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, usa, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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