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The Dagger (1972)
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The Dagger (1972)
Original name: Deshneh
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iran
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Banafsheh, a young prostitute who has fled with a man to the seaside in hope of starting a new life has to return to her profession as she learns about the betrayal of her lover. Penniless and emotionally broken, she also has to bear with the taunts of the other girls and the threats of the roughneck patron of the house, Mammad who unfailingly refer to his dagger to consolidate his supremacy. In fact it was Mammad who ordered the man to rob Banafsheh of her money and abandon her. Banafsheh apparently has not learnt her lesson, as she trusts her next customer and falls in love with him. Her new lover , Abbas, is a truck driver who received his nickname for his habit of constantly lying, but it seems that he gives it a break when promises Banafsheh to get a house of their own...
Plot: espionage, fight, prostitute, prostitution, chauffeur, brothel, lie, drug traffic, fall in love, marriage, frame up, pimp, hijab, class differences, speech impediment, boyfriend, imprisonment, ex prostitute, social issues, blue collar, urban decay, iranian, compulsive liar, class society, revenge ...
Time: 70s
Place: iran, tehran iran

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sentimental and touching films with plots about prostitute, love, fall in love, love and romance, marriage, female nudity and family relations mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Dagger: Dash Akol (1971), Mademoiselle de Joncquières (2018), Love, Money, Love (2000), Heiran (2009), Two Women (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Dash Akol (1971)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Iran
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Dash Akol is greatly respected in Shiraz as an honorable man who has lost his family's money through helping his friends. He has an enemy, however, named Kaka Rostam, a mean and spiteful person. Dash Akol, who is in his forties, falls in love ...
Plot: tavern, wedding night, champion, dancer, last wish, love, manhood, prostitute, older man younger woman relationship, bar fight, hitting a woman, swashbuckler ...
Time: 1920s
Place: iran
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95%
Mademoiselle de Joncquières (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When a romance between a widow and a notorious libertine takes an unexpected turn, Mademoiselle de Joncquières becomes instrumental to one lover’s plans for revenge.
Style: melancholic, disturbing, sentimental, sincere
Plot: aristocracy, brothel, revenge, betrayal, marriage, love, mother daughter relationship, widow, forgiveness, male female friendship, broken heart, older man younger woman marriage ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france
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60%
Love, Money, Love (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Switzerland, France
Duration: 137 min.
Story: David, a recently fired scrapyard worker and Marie, a prostitute, both about 20 years old, meet on New Year's Eve in Berlin and decide to run away together. As David's arm is plastered from an accident Marie continues to prostitute herself ...
Style: sexploitation film
Plot: prostitute, highway, falling in love, pimp, fall in love, illegal prostitution, sexploitation, love, male full rear nudity, cold, bare breasts, female nudity ...
Place: berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Heiran (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iran
Duration: 85 min.
Story: During the rule of Taliban in Afghanistan, about 3 million illegal Afghani immigrants entered Iran and caused numerous problems for the Iranian society to accept them. This film depicts the story of a 17 year old rural girl by the name of Mahi ...
Plot: border crossing, fear, concentration camp, islam, chicken, kidnapping, cousin cousin relationship, separation, student, marriage, teenage love, interracial marriage ...
Place: afghanistan, iran
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55%
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Two Women (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iran
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A sensation when released in 1999 in Iran, Two Women charts the lives of two promising architecture students over the course of the first turbulent years of the Islamic Republic. Tahimine Milani creates this scathing portrait of those traditions - ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, disturbing, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, iranian, feminism, society, gender, stalking, motorcycle chase, injustice, couples, friends, family problems, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s, 80s
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Rain (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iran
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In a building site in present-day Tehran, Lateef, a 17-year-old Kurdish worker is irresistibly drawn to Rahmat, a young Afghan worker. When Lateef is given heavier tasks to compensate for new Afghan worker Rahmat, he resents his displacement and ...
Style: touching, serious, compassionate, emotional, lyrical ...
Plot: secret, construction site, love, romance, fall in love, love and romance, immigrants, human nature, family relations, youth, society, adventure ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iran, japan, middle east, tehran iran, tokyo
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51%
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Chloé (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After a violent dispute with her mother, sixteen-years old Chloé ends up in the streets with nowhere to go. Then she finds Jean-Michel, a charming young man who will lead her to prostitution.
Plot: prostitution, love, mother daughter estrangement, teenage prostitute, teenage girl, prostitute, female protagonist, teenager, sex in bed, woman in underwear, strip poker, white panties ...
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50%
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Bride of Fire (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iran
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A tragedy in which a young woman from an Arab tribe, prevented from marrying her non-Arab Persian lover is forced against her wishes to marry her cousin.
Plot: iranian, heretic, fire, self immolation, knife, cousin cousin relationship, medical student, lawyer, persian, marriage, islam, dead wife ...
Place: iran
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49%
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The Whore (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Austria, Hungary
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Constance, 1410. Marie, daughter of the richest bourgeois of the city, is on the eve of marrying a prestigious lawyer, son of an earl. Although the compromise fills with pride the girl's father, anxious to ennoble, Marie is not just convinced ...
Style: serious, suspense, sincere, realistic
Plot: prostitute, brothel, life is a bitch, society, clergy, male female relationship, investigation, forced marriage, execution, rape, revenge, church ...
Time: middle ages
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Hanste Zakhm (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Story: Film about the upper class in India.
Plot: child abduction, death, pimp, prostitute, love, father son conflict, police officer, taxi driver, cigarette smoking
Time: 70s
Place: mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Sensuela (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Finland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Laila is an innocent Lappish girl and the only daughter of a reindeer herder. During world war II Laila rescues crashed German fighter pilot Hans and the two develop warm feelings for each other during his convalescence. Years later, after the war, ...
Plot: prostitution, reindeer, lapland, country girl, exploitation, sin, photographer, snow, prostitute, post war, male nudity, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Subdued (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iran
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After her divorce Mina is in need to financial and emotional supporting. She meets a guy and thinks that this is the man of her dreams. But things are not just as their first seem to be.
Plot: tragic love, father, restaurant, manager, divorced woman, employer employee relationship, friendship, job
Place: iran, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Cinderella Liberty (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A lonely Navy sailor falls in love with a hooker and becomes a surrogate father figure for her son during an extended liberty due to his service records being lost.
Style: sentimental, gloomy, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: prostitute, dentist, sailor, society, romance, bittersweet, family relations, youth, love and romance, pregnancy, parents and children, military life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: seattle washington, seattle
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39%
Winter of Our Dreams (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a womanizing bookshop owner hears about the suicide of his former girlfriend, he tries to find out more and meats her friend, a prostitute. They hook up, but when she finds her friends diary, she discovers she's repeating her mistakes.
Plot: prostitution, suicide, prostitute, girlfriend, drug addiction, drug addict, bookstore, love interest, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, investigation, black pantyhose, ex girlfriend ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Time of Love (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iran, Turkey
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Three episodes, all with relatively similar plots about a love triangle between a woman and two men.
Plot: cemetery, blond, extramarital affair, marriage, infidelity, taxi driver, friend, humiliation, old man, forgiveness, tragic event, husband wife relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Evdokia (1971)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Greece, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A prostitute (Evdokia) meets a sergeant (Yorgos). They fall in love and get married after a short love affair. Her profession, however, is a barrier for their relationship. They try to stay together and overcome their inner conflicts, but the social ...
Plot: affair, prostitute, laughter, sex, dance, fight, marriage, love, military camp, nudity (full frontal - brief), large breasts, bare breasts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Messages from the Sea (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Egypt
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A man witnesses the drastic changes in society as he goes back to the Alexandria of his youth.
Style: realistic, psychological, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: society, fall in love, romance, homecoming, prostitute, unfulfillment, speech impediment, friendship, bittersweet, misfit, unlikely couple, cause and meaning ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Man from Elysian Fields (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: witty, melancholic, entertaining, sexy, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, older woman younger man relationship, pimp, prostitution, love affair, family problems, seduction, sex, vandalism, rejection, money problems, women ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, santa monica california, pasadena california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Magdalene (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: West Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Father Joseph Mohr, a newly appointed priest in the town of Oberndorf (near Salzburg), meets the beautiful prostitute Magdalene. He struggles to change her situation and make a new life for her, and while doing so, they fall in love. Mohr struggles ...
Plot: priest, ex prostitute, revenge, danger, vengeance, risk, vigilante, retaliation, unrequited love, attempted rape, retribution, school teacher ...
Place: austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, son in law, factory, poverty, dysfunctional family, iranian, islam, factory owner, blue, worker, manager ...
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Red Lanterns (1963)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Greece
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The story of 6 or 7 prostitutes, at Pireas harbor.
Plot: port, pimp, dancing, cigarette smoking, neo noir, party, female nudity, rain, sea captain, prostitute, brothel, christmas
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: greece, athens, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Camille 2000 (1969)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Marguerite is the tart who sleeps her way up the social ladder to help Armand Duval, a commoner who happens to be her boyfriend.
Style: sexual, stylized, realistic, erotic, serious ...
Plot: surrealism, class differences, prostitution, jealousy, romance, love and romance, rise to the top, life is a bitch, couples, fall in love, addiction, drug abuse ...
Time: future
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Cafe Setareh (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iran
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: psychological, sentimental, sincere, touching, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Kadal (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 165 min.
Story: A wrongdoer is caught red-handed and he is not going to forgive the man who exposed him.
Style: realistic, semi serious, romantic, captivating
Plot: frame up, teenage love, love, priest, young love, teenage life, dishonesty, love and romance, youth, clergy, romance, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Pear Tree (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iran
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A man contemplates life and compares it to a pear tree in his yard which stops producing fruit.
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: teenage love, creative block, youth, romance, artists and showbiz, love and romance, coming of age, family relations, innocence lost, haunted by the past, village life, homecoming ...
Time: 1940s, 90s, 40s
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Camille (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Camille is a courtesan in Paris. She falls deeply in love with a young man of promise, Armand Duval. When Armand's father begs her not to ruin his hope of a career and position by marrying Armand, she acquiesces and leaves her lover. However, ...
Plot: casino, consumption, cottage, runaway, class differences, brothel, river, loss of virginity, roulette, aristocrat, courtesan, prostitute ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.3
 690
Love Street (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A handyman in a 1940s Paris brothel tries to help the prostitute he loves with her singing career and romantic life.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sexual, sentimental ...
Plot: prostitute, romance, palaces castles and temples, couples, wartime life, fall in love, love and romance, world war two, black market, singing contest, brothel, singing competition ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Nahid (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iran
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A woman tries to mend the broken pieces of her last life, as she is now involved with a new sexual relationship with a man.
Plot: female director, breaking a car window, divorced couple, betting, beaten up, divorced woman, 10 year old, rowboat, locked in, bet, spit, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Morning Bells (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 75 min.
Plot: danger, bullying, getting home, fall in love, young woman, village, mountain, fight, new teacher, boy meets girl, love, rain ...
Place: georgia (former ussr)
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Last Supper (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iran
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mrs. Mashreghi, who is a prominent university professor, is divorced from her husband. She leads a happy life for a while until one her students who is almost the same age of her daughter falls in love with her; a love which is completely rejected ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: love triangle, starting over, crumbling marriage, youth, love and romance, teachers and students, couple relations, false accusation, family problems, couples, family relations, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%