Movies like The Cycle

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The Cycle (1977)
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The Cycle (1977)
Original name: دایره مینا
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ali and his father go from their poor neighborhood in the outskirts of the city to a hospital so that Ali's father can be treated for his sickness. However since they have no money, Ali starts to work for Dr. Sameri who deals in blood.
Plot: poverty, nurse, blood transfusion, banned, illness, father son relationship, blood, medical clinic, censorship, treatment, urban setting, controversy
Place: tehran iran

Most similar movies to The Cycle

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out gloomy, psychological, realistic and serious films with plots about poverty, illness, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, hospital and nurse mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Cycle: The School We Went To (1980), The Cow (1969), Hamoun (1990), The Tenants (1987), The Custodian (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The School We Went To (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Story: Directed by Dariush Mehrjui.
Plot: repression, school play, censorship, boys' school, student, controversy, banned, student protest
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95%
 8.0
 6K
The Cow (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An old villager deeply in love with his cow goes to the capital for a while. While he's there, the cow dies and now the villagers are afraid of his possible reaction to it when he returns.
Style: emotional, touching, gloomy, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: countryside, village, farm, tribe, social relations, protecting from truth, losing-it hero, life is a bitch, mentally unstable, society, split personality, human becoming an animal ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: iran, middle east, asia
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92%
 8.1
 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: contemplative, suspense, sentimental, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, persian, society, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, hopes, domestic violence, conservative, couples, dull life, starting over, working class ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: iran, asia, middle east
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73%
 7.7
 2K
The Tenants (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A satirical comedy about the oddball inhabitants of a Tehran apartment building and their landlord.
Plot: persian, sibling relationship, controversy, landlord, husband wife relationship, urban setting, satire, construction worker, government official, marital problem, corruption, collaboration ...
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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The Custodian (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Davoud Najafi lives with his father Rahman who is the custodian of a small company and his disabled brother Ne'mat. His sister Aghdas is pregnant and her husband is away in Kuwait, so they have to bear her expenses too. Davoud loves film making ...
Plot: class society, sexual humor, bare breasts, corporal punishment, security guard, large breasts, desperation, poverty, teenage love, husband hits wife, teenage girl, suicide ...
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.8
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The Peddler (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The movie consists of three episodes that explore the lives of poor and desperate in Iran. In episode one, a very poor couple with many crippled children abandon their newly born baby in hopes that it will have a better future. In the second ...
Style: anthology
Plot: poverty, insanity, caretaker, cripple, abandoned baby, old age, merchant, mother son relationship
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
What the Sun Has Seen (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Three strangers living in Silesia - a 12-year-old half-orphan, a musically talented girl and a middle-aged unemployed ex-miner - are all desperate to get money to make their small dreams come true.
Plot: poverty, street vendor, boy, husband wife relationship, single father, fat man, singer, small town, escape, bare breasts, dentures, unemployment ...
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45%
Mundane History (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Thailand
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Explores the relationship between Ake, a young man who is paralyzed from the waist down after an accident, and Pun, the male nurse who takes care of him, and of course Ake's father. Ake is at first cold towards his nurse Pun, but as Pun ...
Plot: female director, paralysis, nurse, poverty, loneliness, handicapped, classroom, grass, wheelchair, masturbation, male nudity, bathtub
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41%
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Bemani (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman tries to escape from the much older man she was forced to marry.
Style: dark
Plot: iranian, exploitation, ambulance, marriage for money, rich, funeral home, fatalism, schoolgirl, small town, friendship, eating, hospital ...
Place: iran, iraq
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40%
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Sara (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Sara is the perfect young housewife. When husband Hessam requires an expensive emergency operation abroad, it is she who works for the funds. For the next three years she labors secretly to pay the shady loan shark and save Hessam - until the truth ...
Plot: surgical operation, housewife, anxiety, bank, friendship, friend, women's rights, wealth, wedding dress, loan, embroidery, husband wife relationship ...
Place: tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.6
 244
In Your Arms (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When Maria (Lisa Carlehed) meets Niels for the first time, he comes across as an angry and unsympathetic young man. His chronic illness has been concentrated into a single wish - to go to a Swiss nursing home for euthanasia. But in order to get ...
Plot: euthanasia, illness, nurse, male nudity, female nudity, pubic hair, sex scene, smoking a joint, strip club, bare breasts, large breasts, female full frontal nudity
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39%
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Mr. Gullible (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of a simple fellow from a small town who travels to Tehran to find a suitable girl for marriage.
Style: ambiguous ending
Plot: emotional abuse, funny accent, sex worker, depravity, cleavage, scam, poetry, innocence lost, love, matchmaking, love triangle, seduction ...
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.3
 235
Why me? (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An Air Force nurse about to leave the service is badly disfigured about her face in a car accident in which she also loses her baby.
Plot: nurse, disfigurement, car accident, plastic surgery, miscarriage
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Children Act (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the midst of a marital crisis, a High Court judge must decide if she should order a life-saving blood transfusion for a teen with cancer despite his family's refusal to accept medical treatment for religious reasons.
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, captivating, rough
Plot: judge, marriage crisis, illness, hospital, moral dilemma, dying, crisis of faith, husband wife relationship, female protagonist, lawyer, jehovah's witness, nurse ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 126
Little Moth (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A couple purchases an eleven-year old girl who cannot walk, with the intention of using her to earn money through begging.
Plot: little girl, begging, hospital, poverty, money problems, illness, false identity
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
A Borrowed Life (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 167 min.
Story: Sega's children, born into post-war Chinese rule, can't relate to their father's love for Japanese culture, having grown up under Japanese rule before WWII.
Style: family saga
Plot: communism, poverty, countryside, boy, nationalism, father son relationship, family relations
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: taiwan, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Lost Generation (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Story: The plot follows a group of women who struggle in Hong Kong, most of them illegal immigrants from mainland China.
Plot: immigrants, urban setting, infidelity, poverty, predator, exploitation, integrity, survival
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.4
 23
Havlandet (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This is a tale that has an epic scope in scenery "the northern snow-covered lands of coastal Norway" and is dramatized by moments of tumultuous stormy weather. But the focus is on Heikki (Stein Bjorn) a young man who is inspired by the ...
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Time: 1860s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Brothers and Sisters (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After twenty years of marriage, Gloria discovers that her husband has been cheating on her. It' a terrible trauma and she decides to stay with her sister in USA in St. Louis. She takes with her Matteo and Francesco, her two sons. Matteo wastes ...
Plot: masturbation, wedding, coming of age, family relations, urban setting, teenager, factory, taxi, nurse, boxing, adultery, film within a film ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.3
 2K
The Cyclist (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The wife of Nasim, an Afghan immigrant in Iran, is gravely ill. He needs money to pay for her care, but his day labor digging wells does not pay enough. A friend connects Nasim to a two-bit promoter who sells tickets to watch Nasim ride a bicycle ...
Style: gloomy, psychological, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: immigrants, gambling, refugee, cycling, black market, contests and competitions, politics, obsessive quest, dishonesty, society, ambition, coming of age ...
Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.5
 31
The Magic (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Tunisia, Algeria
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tunisia's submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1995
Plot: street life, obsession, boy, rapture, director cameo, urban setting, child abandonment, friendship, autobiography, poverty, filmmaking, hut ...
Place: tunisia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 133
The March (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A group of several thousand Africans migrate westward across northern Africa and sail across the Strait of Gibraltar to Europe. Their message is: "We are poor because you are rich."
Plot: poverty, immigration, wandering, migration, desert, emigration, third world, politics, apartheid, refugee, hunger, global warming ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Thursday's Child (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sam Alden is the 17-year-old high school star player in baseball who seems to have it all. However, his family notices that he is often bothered with fits of coughing. Worried, his parents decide to take him to the hospital, where they are shocked ...
Plot: family relations, heart transplant, doctor, heart disease, teenager, father son relationship, illness, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 7.4
 5K
M for Mother (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 113 min.
Story: What appears to be a grand love story turns sour when parents-to-be discover that their unborn child will likely be born with serious birth defects, as a result of the mother's exposure to chemical weapons during the Iran-Iraq war. The father ...
Plot: death of mother, suicide, iraq iran war, violin, poverty, sick child, cancer, concert, divorce, politician
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.1
 67
El Censor (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Close-up to the man who censored films during the military dictatorship in Argentina, slightly inspired by the infamous Miguel Paulino Tato.
Plot: censorship, movie business, period piece, scissors, homosexual, gay, dictatorship, film making, filmmaking
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Hana's Miso Soup (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Yasutake Shingo is a newspaper reporter whose only redeeming feature is his earnestness. He meets Matsunaga Chie, who attends a music college, and they start dating. Each day becomes all the more bright and enjoyable for Shingo because of the lively ...
Plot: college graduate, female protagonist, terminal illness, illness, diet, pregnant woman, treatment, pregnancy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, cancer, terminal cancer, graduate
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.6
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The Vow (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: 1818 in the Münsterland: Innumerable pilgrims seeking comfort and consolation visit the bedside of Anna Katharina von Emmerich, a nun whose body bears marks of the holy wounds of Christ on her chest, forehead and hands. Clemens von Brentano, an ...
Plot: baptism, blood, milk, pregnant, stigmata, female nudity, illness, cross, confession, a vision, breast suckling, pregnant woman
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.2
 314
Shor (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Shankar (Manoj Kumar), his lovely wife Geeta (Nanda) and Deepak (Master Satyajeet) are a poor but happy family. Tragedy strikes one day, when Deepak wonders over to the railway tracks. When Geeta rushes in to warn and rescue him, she is run over by ...
Plot: snake, surgery, brother in law brother in law relationship, loss of wife, poverty, cycling, slum, labor strike, widower, rain, death of mother, riding a bicycle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Crying for Love (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Three girls meet by chance in a hospital. Struggling to come to terms with their fate, they all look back on a decisive moment in their life: Sara, a professional swimmer relentlessly urged on by her ambitious father, was deprived of her only real ...
Plot: illness, female friendship, hospital, sickness, wine bottle, wine, photograph, camera, picture
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Constant Factor (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The main character in this effective, convincing drama is Witold (Tadeusz Bradecki) who is high in what later would be termed the "emotional quotient" or the ability to bounce back from adverse, tragic circumstances. Witold has been ...
Plot: death of mother, illness, father son relationship, frame up, fired from the job, dying, corruption, death of father, death, mountaineer, mother son relationship
Place: poland, himalaya
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%