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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, womanizer, elevator, wise man, british soldier, police, message, urination, sword, cave, 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 humorous, serious, realistic and not serious films with plots about horse, wedding, police, time travel, disorder, female nudity and love mostly in Comedy, Drama and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Message to the Ruler: Ala bab el wazir (1982), Terrorism and Kebab (1992), Sophie's World (1999), Hassan & Mark (2008), The Sensual Man (1973). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Ala bab el wazir (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Crime
Country: Egypt
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 ...
Plot: nightclub, goat, cruelty, poverty, engagement, stabbing, skull, debt, pot smoking, belly dancer, class differences, bribery ...
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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, children, old man, justice, bus, hostage, husband wife relationship, corruption, little boy, shoeshine, radicalism ...
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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: serious
Plot: time travel, mysterious character, riddles and clues, teaching the ways of the world, imaginary, youth, past, robin hood, philosophy, leonardo da vinci, teenager, school ...
Time: 19th century, ancient history, middle ages, 20th century
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76%
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, feel good, realistic, humorous, touching
Plot: switching roles, friendship, religions or cults, society, urban, friends, assassination attempt, on the run, fall in love, parents and children, culture clash, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, egypt, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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 ...
Plot: womanizer, erotica, female nudity, urination
Place: italy, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: prostitute, gays and lesbians, couple relations, infidelity, dishonesty, society, couples, soldier, journalism, terrorism, midlife crisis, political corruption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: egypt, africa, middle east, cairo egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Spain, Belgium, France, Portugal, UK
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: garbage dump, film making, female objectification, motorcycle, violence against women, time travel, giant, old woman, urination, waterfall, dream, village ...
Place: spain
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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 ...
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Genre: Comedy
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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 ...
Plot: dog, robbery, little boy, alcohol, lawyer, police, election, cultural difference, translator, brooklyn bridge, trailer, bodyguard ...
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 7.4
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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.
Style: epic, atmospheric, stylized, serious, captivating ...
Plot: time travel, museum, russian history, painting, culture clash, revolution, haunted by the past, artists and showbiz, art, russian, blind character, lifestyle ...
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The Festival (1989)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Egypt
Story: Directed by Samir Seif.
Plot: revenge, murder, wealth, drowning, mother, explosion, brother sister relationship, ship, identity, theft, missing child, poverty ...
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48%
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Dumas (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Alexandre Dumas, at the height of his career, takes Auguste Maquet, his chief literary collaborator or 'ghost writer' ten years his junior, to meet a young unknown admirer, Charlotte Desrives. The two men are at the summit of their ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, captivating, gloomy ...
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46%
 7.7
 39
Vice (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Details the trial of a young Texas "erotic dancer" on charges of lurid behavior and indecent exposure and the various witnesses who testify both for and against her.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
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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: semi serious, humorous
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Watch Out from Alkhot - Ehtares min Alkhot (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Egypt
Duration: 106 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: India
Duration: 129 min.
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Style: serious, realistic
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 3.7
 642
Cavegirl (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Mamnou Fi Laylat El-Dokhla (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
We Are the Bus People (1979)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Egypt
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
 100
Crown Prince (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 93 min.
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36%
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Bis (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: not serious, humorous
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36%
Pompa (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Philippines
Story: Based on a popular komiks serial by Elena Patron.
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Country: Denmark, Iceland, Sweden
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Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, funny, clever ...
Audience: teens
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Time: middle ages, 90s, 20th century, future, 1990s ...
Place: france, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
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At Full Gallop (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Zanussi has described the film as his most autobiographical work. A young boy in post-World War II, Communist-dominated Poland, whose father's decision to remain in Britain after the war has made his family politically-suspect with the local ...
Plot: talking to the camera, government, post world war two, twin, absent father, pension, bourgeoisie, stable, stalinism, canoe, secret police, communist ...
Time: 1950s
Place: denmark, ussr, warsaw poland, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.8
 469
Flicker (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 100 min.
Story: There is something going on in the small town of Backberga. The towns proud telecom company Unicom is just about to launch a new modern profile when they discover that there is something lurking in the outskirts of Backberga. An accident triggers a ...
Plot: electric shock, corporation, support group, infertility, allergy, power failure, blackout, office politics
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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