Movies like The Bright Day

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The Bright Day (2013)
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The Bright Day (2013)
Original name: روز روشن
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 each of seven reluctant witnesses to come forward. No one lacks a hidden agenda in this drama in which shades of truth collide with self-interest and the specter of payback. (Gene Siskel Film Center)
Plot: money, divorce, maid, caregiver, classroom, iranian, death
Place: iran

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sincere and gloomy films with plots about iranian, society, family relations, love, death, poverty and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Family and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Bright Day: Hamoun (1990), Nargess (1992), Travellers (1992), Breath (2016), Trial on the Street (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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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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
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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: realistic, serious
Plot: wedding, against the rules, ghost, dealing with death, family life, curses spells and rituals, destiny, family gatherings, death in the family, couples, family relations, newlyweds ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
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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: poverty, child, surrealism, iraq iran war, iranian
Place: 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 ...
Plot: iranian, prostitution, wedding, abortion, polygamy, betrayal, second wife, friendship, jealous husband, flick knife, taxi driver, dignity ...
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 relationship, brother brother conflict, mother son relationship
Place: tehran iran, iran
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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
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A Respectable Family (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Arash is an Iranian academic who lives in the West. He returns to Iran to teach in Shiraz, a city far from Tehran where his mother lives. Drawn into a series of domestic and financial dramas, he faces a country that is now alien to him. Following ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, non-linear ...
Plot: homecoming, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, wartime life, society, life is a bitch, family problems, estrangement, death in the family, freedom, bureaucracy, assassination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 80s, 2010s ...
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
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A Separation (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Iran, France, Australia
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.
Style: emotional, tense, realistic, talky, contemplative ...
Plot: divorce, maid, poverty, alzheimer's disease, marriage, family problems, marital separation, muslim, iranian, parenthood, arrest, social differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
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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, faith, arrest, death penalty, iranian, capture, torture, anti communist, guerilla warfare, baby, doubt ...
Place: iran, middle east
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Zinat (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The conflict felt by a modern Iranian woman as she is forced to choose between her career and the traditional obligations of a housewife are examined in this drama. Until she married Hamed, Zinat worked in a public health clinic in a small Iranian ...
Plot: iranian, marriage engagement, women's rights, husband wife relationship, father in law daughter in law relationship, marriage, tradition, feminism, mother in law daughter in law relationship, small town, countryside, family relations ...
Place: iran
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The Mirror (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a young Iranian's mother doesn't meet her after school, she tries to negotiate the streets of Tehran by herself.
Style: serious, neorealism, experimental
Plot: filmmaking, urban, city life, new wave, parents and children, chaos and mayhem, human nature, family relations, disorder, neo realism, getting home, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
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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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The Willow Tree (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Youssef, a blind university professor, is suddenly diagnosed with a fatal disease and must undergo treatment in France. Back home, will he find the life he had before?
Style: psychological, realistic, touching, captivating, serious ...
Plot: blindness, hospital, couple relations, introspection, disability, injustice, life is a bitch, surgery, iranian, self discovery, second chance, temptation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, france, europe, middle east, paris france
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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 ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: society, love, everyday life, family relations, multiple storylines, couples, friendship, down on your luck, life is a bitch, social misfits, female director, iranian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran
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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 ...
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Place: iran, middle east
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Guests of Hotel Astoria (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 124 min.
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Plot: death of protagonist, iranian, politics, communist, husband wife relationship, death in childbirth, pregnancy, love, kiss, shower, sexual torture, bare breasts
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Whose Daughter Is She? (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
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Duration: 87 min.
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Grace & Glorie (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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Facing Mirrors (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 98 min.
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Place: iran
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It's Winter (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 86 min.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, middle east
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41%
Taste of Cherry (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 95 min.
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Hitler's Grave (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: sincere, contemplative, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: strong female presence, religions or cults, rabbi, society, political unrest, promise, iranian
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Das Andechser Gefühl (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 68 min.
Story: An anxious teacher (played, as is the lead role in all his films, by the director) sits in a beer garden on the hill of the Andechs monastery. While flies drown in his mug of beer, he confronts a life of failure: the wife he ignored, the child he ...
Plot: hopelessness, gore, teacher, alcohol, beer, classroom, death, desperation, couples, volkswagen beetle, stupidity, dagger
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The Curse (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An old man who works for a landlord brings a young worker to paint the house for him. The old landlord is alcoholic and has a young wife and together they manage a ranch. Little by little ...
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Time: 70s
Place: iran
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A Minor Leap Down (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Nahal is around thirty and in her fourth month of pregnancy. During a routine check-up she learns that her baby has died and she now faces a curettage abortion in two days’ time. When she tries to address the subject, neither her mother nor her ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, emotional, gloomy
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran
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The Wind Will Carry Us (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Irreverent city engineer Behzad comes to a rural village in Iran to keep vigil for a dying relative. In the meanwhile the film follows his efforts to fit in with the local community and how he changes his own attitudes as a result.
Style: thought provoking, serious, touching, melancholic, compassionate ...
Plot: countryside, small town, fish out of water, family relations, village, parents and children, politics, village life, terminal illness, mountain, farm, engineer ...
Time: 90s
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The Deserted Station (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: touching, serious, psychological, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: teacher, self discovery, prodigy, youth, society, teachers and students, on the road, human nature, religions or cults, village, isolation, train ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east
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When We Are All Sleep (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Chakameh who has lost both her husband and child in a car accident meets a guy who recently been released from prison. While she is under pressure from the lawyers to compromise with the arrested driver, the guy told her his story of why getting ...
Plot: scarf, pain, slum, brother brother relationship, curiosity, clock, suicide, stabbing, handshake, taboo, poverty, locked in a room ...
Place: tehran iran, iran
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