Movies like The Stranger 1991

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The Stranger (1991)
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The Stranger (1991)
Original name: আগন্তুক
Genre: Drama
Country: India, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A well-off Indian family is paid an unexpected, and rather unwanted, visit by a man claiming to be the woman's long lost uncle. The initial suspicion with which they greet the man slowly dissolves as he regales them with stories of his travels, tales that are at odds with their conventional middle class perspective on the world.
Style: thought provoking, semi serious, contemplative
Plot: travel, suspicion, family relations, inheritance, interrogation, stranger, long lost relative, friendship, friends, parents and children, family life, society, uninvited guest, introspection, hidden identity, disorder, fish out of water, human nature, couple relations, dancing, village, lawyer, tribe, actor, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: kolkata, india, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, contemplative and touching films with plots about family relations, parents and children, society, couples, family life, friends and husband wife relationship mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Stranger: The Ungrateful (1973), To Sleep with Anger (1990), Like Father, Like Son (2013), The Big City (1963), Face (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Ungrateful (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Somnath (Somu) lives in a shanty house in a Delhi slum with his widowed mom, and unmarried sister, Sarla. He is friendly with Calcutta-based wealthy Vikram (Vicky) Maharaj. When Vicky's dad, Damodar, has a heart attack and is advised to take ...
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To Sleep with Anger (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An enigmatic drifter from the South comes to visit an old acquaintance who now lives in South-Central LA.
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Like Father, Like Son (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Ryota Nonomiya is a successful businessman driven by money. He learns that his biological son was switched with another child after birth. He must make a life-changing decision and choose his true son or the boy he raised as his own.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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The Big City (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Life at home changes when a housewife from a middle-class, conservative family in Calcutta gets a job as a salesperson.
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Place: kolkata, india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 104 min.
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Country: India
Duration: 108 min.
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Anonymes (2009)
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The Dinner (2014)
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Country: Iran
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
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Country: India
Duration: 92 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Thousand Years of Good Prayers (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
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Country: South Korea, France
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A Bottle in the Gaza Sea (2010)
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Country: France, Israel, Canada
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Genre: Drama
Country: France, UK
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Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
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My Uncle Antoine (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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