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Iran is My Country (1999)
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Iran is My Country (1999)
Original name: ایران سرای من است
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: Iran
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Sohrab, a provincial young writer, is lost in the desert on the way to Tehran to get a publication license for his book on old Persian poetry, but the trip involves some bizarre events.
Style: avant garde
Plot: writers, student, desert, poetry, iranian, poem, persian
Place: iran

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Most similar movies to Iran is My Country

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out avant garde, serious, realistic and sentimental films with plots about iranian, writers, persian, poetry, surrealism, husband wife relationship and love mostly in Drama, Fantasy and History genres. Some movies like Iran is My Country: The River's End (2003), Mother (1990), Breath (2016), Death Drive (2014), The Inner Scar (1972). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The River's End (2003)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Iran
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young man leaves his birthplace, Isfahan, to come to capital city ,Tehran, to forgot his childhood memories. He is the storyteller and he tarts revealing his dreams which have been started a few months after the death of his father. In these ...
Plot: disturbed individual, dead father, husband wife relationship, persian, swimming, father son relationship, iranian, boy, loss of parents, butcher, dead parents, river ...
Place: iran
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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 conflict, brother brother relationship, mother son relationship
Place: iran, tehran iran
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81%
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Breath (2016)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, War
Country: Iran
Duration: 112 min.
Story: We are taken care of when we are children and we do not know as much as when we are older. There is less to worry about. But it does not mean the things that are important to us as children have less significance. You see, for Scruffy, despite that ...
Plot: surrealism, poverty, child, iraq iran war, iranian
Place: iran
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Death Drive (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Death Drive tells the story of a young man, who after emerging from a pool of water scrambles to piece together the previous night before embarking on a series of psychedelic adventures that reveal his darkest internal instinct.
Style: avant garde, experimental
Plot: masturbation, desert, unsimulated sex, porn star, male nudity, all male cast, explicit sex, orgy, gay interest, gang bang, self destructing
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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The Inner Scar (1972)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Music
Country: France
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A collage of dreams. Garrel made a name for himself with this film as a new Jean Vigo. With Nico (Velvet Underground). A poetic and painterly film that has been described as 'a collage of dreams'. The film was shot without a script, but ...
Plot: poetry, desert, goat, horse, sea, bow and arrow, male nudity, horse riding, waterfall, surrealism
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.8
 138
The Mongols (1973)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Iran
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A director of a television series on the history of cinema, who has been grappling with the screenplay of his first feature film, receives an assignment to oversee the installation of a television relay station in a remote region of Zahedan ...
Style: avant garde
Plot: invasion, television, mongol, muslim, antique dealer, film within a film, metaphor, antique, insecurity, iranian, cemetery, surrealism ...
Place: iran, tehran iran, eastern europe, persia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.7
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Bitter Honey (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Akago (Fumi Nikaido) is a red goldfish able to change into a girl. She possesses a pure and sensuous side. She lives with an old male writer (Ren Osugi) whom she calls “Ojisama.” One day, the ghost of Yuriko Tamura (Yoko Maki) appears. She is ...
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, writers, terminal illness, poet, lust, coming of age, love, slender girl, thin, slim, con artists, interspecies sex ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Once Upon a Time, Cinema (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: Iran
Duration: 92 min.
Story: This film was made in Iran. The protagonist looks almost like Charlie Chaplain. He is given a chance to make films for the emperor. There are many scenes of people running on and off of movie screens, and in and out of old kinetiscope projectors. ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: filmmaking, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, filmmaker, politics, satire, starlet, cinematographer, censorship, movie camera, society, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, turn of the century
Place: iran, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Neruda (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Chile
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The speech called "Yo Acuso", 1948, resulted in Pablo Neruda went underground for 13 months, and began an intensive search of the political police of the time against him.
Plot: poetry, exile, nobel prize, poet, writers
Place: chile, latin america
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55%
Dobrisa Cesaric - Selected Poems (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Croatia
Duration: 2 min.
TV show
Story: Narrated collection of the greatest Dobrisa Cesaric's poems.
Plot: writers, death, poem, tree, poetry, song
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Bab'Aziz - The Prince That Contemplated His Soul (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Tunisia, Hungary, France, Germany, Iran, Switzerland, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of a blind dervish named Bab'Aziz and his spirited granddaughter, Ishtar. Together they wander the desert in search of a great reunion of dervishes that takes place just once every thirty years. With faith as their only guide, the two ...
Style: touching, serious, atmospheric, sentimental, exciting ...
Plot: desert, spirituality, self discovery, destiny, hopes, adventure, religions or cults, mysterious place, human spirit, escapades, lost, blind man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Bright Day (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 86 min.
Story: THE BRIGHT DAY weaves a story that has its roots in the complexity of Iran’s draconian laws governing capital punishment. A kindergarten teacher hopes to aid the father of one of her young students, a man accused of manslaughter, by convincing ...
Plot: classroom, caregiver, maid, money, divorce, iranian, death
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Nargess (1992)
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, theft, police, police officer, hospital, love, love triangle, islam, thief, muslim, older woman younger man relationship
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Travellers (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young woman's wedding becomes a ritual of mourning when her sister and family die in an auto accident on the way to the wedding. The sisters' mother refuses to accept her daughter's death, and in the midst of wedding guests and ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: wedding, dealing with death, against the rules, ghost, couples, family relations, newlyweds, family life, curses spells and rituals, destiny, family gatherings, death in the family ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 8.0
 516
Kaiyoppu (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A amateur writer who seems to have nothing to live for, finds himself as the only hope of three people.
Plot: poem, bomb, publishing, police station, novelist, writer's block, writers, passion, malayalam, book, mobile phone, cell phone
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Fellini Satyricon (1969)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A series of disjointed mythical tales set in first century Rome.
Style: surreal, sexual, sexy, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: hermaphrodite, poet, ship, soldier, pirate, ancient rome, wedding, earthquake, maze, slave, cave, gays and lesbians ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 1960s, 60s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, sicily, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.7
 273
The Stone (1992)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Russia
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Via the New York Times: "...a severely obscure meditation on pre-revolutionary Russia in the form of an encounter between a ghost from the past and the ghost's present-day guardian. In fact, the two characters seem to be the shade of Anton ...
Plot: afterlife, writers, night, animal, house, life after death, male nudity, fog, animals
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.3
 19
Boatman (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An erstwhile boatman wants to do a little more than paddle his own canoe in the town famed for its waterfalls. He leaves the village of his roots for the city and lands a job as a live-sex actor called toro in street lingo derived from the Spanish ...
Plot: reality, writers, sex, gay, female nudity
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Ey Iran (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Towards the end of the Shahanshah's reign, Sergeant Makvandi is assigned the commander of the gendarmerie station in a small town. A stern disciplinarian, Sergeant Makvandi tries to impose order at the station but, being as degenerate as his ...
Plot: persian, national anthem, freedom of speech, curfew, revolution, censorship, patriotism, communist, freedom, music teacher, martial law, poetry ...
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.0
 3K
Three Faces (2018)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Iran
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Well-known actress Behnaz Jafari is distraught by a provincial girl’s video plea for help—oppressed by her family to not pursue her studies at the Tehran drama conservatory. Behnaz abandons her shoot and turns to filmmaker Jafar Panahi to help ...
Style: sentimental, psychological, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: empowerment, tradition, social justice, missing girl, actress, young girl, missing person, passion, society, family relations, friendship, suicide ...
Time: year 1979
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.1
 185
The Raven (1977)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Iran
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When Mr. Esalat is looking for a topic for his TV show, he notices an advertisement in the newspaper about a missing girl. The picture of the missing girl is very familiar to him and he tries to remember where he saw it before. His wife Asieh is a ...
Plot: journey, loveless marriage, sexual harassment, photograph, nostalgia, alcoholic, iranian, diary, funeral, old woman, film within a film, lost ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 70s
Place: tehran iran, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 ...
Plot: persian, female director, poverty, blue, factory owner, factory, son in law, dysfunctional family, worker, manager, older man younger woman relationship, islam ...
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 ...
Plot: iranian, prostitution, wedding, abortion, polygamy, betrayal, second wife, friendship, jealous husband, flick knife, taxi driver, dignity ...
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Betrayal (1993)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Switzerland, Spain, Romania
Duration: 103 min.
Plot: communism, totalitarian regime, artist, port, anti communist, police station, male female relationship, defection, desertion, informant, writers, typist ...
Time: 1960s, 1940s, 60s
Place: bucharest, romania, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Last Queen of the Earth (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Leaving his family in Afghanistan to find work in Iran, Ali Bakhsh returns home to Afghanistan in search of his family in the wake of the 9/11 attacks and the following U.S. invasion.
Plot: family man, refugee, separation from family, violence, persian, hardship, factory worker, family relations, job seeking, immigrants, letter
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.2
 210
Little Noises (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A struggling writer steals poems written by his mute friend to achieve fame and fortune.
Plot: friendship, plagiarism, writers, mute, poetry, female director
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Pastoral Hide and Seek (1974)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young boys' coming of age tale set in a strange, carnivalesque village becomes the recreation of a memory that the director has twenty years later.
Style: surreal, psychedelic, avant garde
Plot: clock, symbolism, circus, fat suit, hunchback, freakshow, psychic, film within a film, doll, breaking the fourth wall, cemetery, female stockinged legs ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.9
 22
Drum (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The atmosphere is dreamlike, the characters have no name, neither the streets. Teheran is the only character whose name is constantly evoked. A lawyer, as many others, works and lives alone in his apartment, which is both his office and his home. In ...
Plot: public telephone, oil industry, funeral, poverty, lawyer, iranian, marital problem, law firm, public phone, construction, persian, dictatorship
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.0
 6K
Hamoun (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Hamoon's wife is leaving him. He is also unsuccessfully trying to finish his Ph.D. thesis. He is forced to reexamine his life. In a series of flashbacks and dreams, Hamoon tries to figure out what he did wrong.
Style: realistic, serious, biting, suspense, contemplative ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, persian, couple relations, working class, introspection, starting over, domestic violence, conservative, couples, dull life, unfulfillment, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: iran, middle east, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.8
 2K
The Runner (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Amiro is a young boy who has lost his home during the war. He spends his days by working odd jobs, until he realizes that the only way that he can realize his dreams is by enrolling in school. In school, he has conflict with other students. Finally ...
Plot: innocence, flame, running, bicycle, job, coming of age, winning, ice, school, student, friend, boy ...
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%