Movies like The Brick and the Mirror

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The Brick and the Mirror (1965)
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The Brick and the Mirror (1965)
Original name: خشت و آینه
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Hashem (Zakariya Hashemi) is a cab driver who finds an infant child in the back seat of his cab one night after he gives a ride to a young woman. Hashem and his girlfriend, Taji (Taji Ahmadi), try to cope with this unwanted child. Hashem insists on getting rid of the child, Taji on keeping him.
Plot: taxi, taxi driver, poor, beggar, cafe, hijab, class struggle, director cameo, child abandonment, class society

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Most similar movies to The Brick and the Mirror

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and atmospheric films with plots about taxi, taxi driver, friendship, society, iranian, suicide and murder mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Brick and the Mirror: Facing Mirrors (2011), Trial on the Street (2009), Big Big World (2016), House of 1000 Pleasures (1974), Padikkadavan (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Facing Mirrors (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Rana has chosen a path in order to support her family, while Adineh (Eddie) has fled his home and city to escape his complicated situation as a transsexual man prevented from living as his true self by his family. They find themselves on the same ...
Style: touching, psychological, disturbing, suspense
Plot: escape, forced marriage, friendship, hijab, muslim, arranged marriage, taxi, taxi driver, domineering father, patriarchy, transsexual, unlikely friendships ...
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: taxi driver, love, hijab, dignity, second wife, jealous husband, friendship, abortion, flick knife, polygamy, prostitution, wedding ...
Place: iran
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Big Big World (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ali and Zuhal take their first step out of the orphanage into this big world committing a crime. It becomes impossible for them to live amongst people now, and the forest they take shelter in becomes a desert island for them. A boy and a girl that ...
Plot: hospital, forest, taxi, motorcycle, attack, taxi driver, orphan, magic realism, hugging, goat, crying, bleeding
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House of 1000 Pleasures (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Marcel is a taxi driver who luckily pickups a gorgeous woman who begins to undress herself while in the back seat. Soon she leads him to a Private Club where he can pick any woman he wants to satisfy his sexual fantasies. After he enjoys a few ...
Plot: taxi, club, sex scene, sexual fantasy, eiffel tower paris, erotica, prostitute, cunnilingus, sex club, fiance fiancee relationship, taxi driver, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Place: paris france, france
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61%
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Padikkadavan (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Overview Coming Soon...
Plot: court, murder, marriage, trial, taxi driver, framed for murder, lawyer, taxi, mistreatment, judge, half brother half brother relationship, long lost brother ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Scent of Gardenias (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Driver who was left by his wife, who wanted to try a career in the movies, has to deal with their son's revolt when the latter finds his mother, whom he thought dead, singing in a nightclub.
Plot: taxi, death, revenge, marital separation, actress, father son relationship, tv star, husband wife relationship, taxi driver, murder, filmmaking, fame ...
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57%
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Night and Day (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Switzerland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jack and Julie live in a bare flat in Paris. At night, Jack drives a taxi while Julie wanders around the city, and in the day they make love. One day Julie meets Joseph, the daytime driver of the taxi, and soon Julie is spending her nights with ...
Plot: female director, job, apartment, cat, taxi, taxi driver, flat, taxi ride, neighbor, female nudity, male nudity, love triangle
Place: paris france, france
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53%
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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: director cameo, urban setting, poverty, child abandonment, obsession, filmmaker, boy, street life, autobiography, friend, hut, rapture ...
Place: tunisia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: intruder, female assassin, poverty, cell phone, class struggle, newspaper headline, assassination, drug, handshake, criminal, volkswagen, cafe ...
Place: iran, tehran iran
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52%
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Directions (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bulgaria, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A road movie set in present day Bulgaria, a country remains optimistic, mainly because all the realists and pessimists have left. At a meeting with his banker, a small business owner, who drives a cab to make ends meet, discovers the bribe he will ...
Plot: held at gunpoint, dog, apartment, disgruntled worker, telephone call, anger, radio, taxi, gun, doctor, priest, airport ...
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52%
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Cab to Canada (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An elderly woman (Maureen O'Hara) and a young cabby (Jason Beghe) seek life's meaning as they drive from California to Canada.
Style: road movie
Plot: male female relationship, old woman, single mother, road trip, on the road, boy, cross country, taxi, old age, taxi driver, friendship, father figure
Place: vancouver british columbia canada, pasadena california, vancouver
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51%
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Night Run (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dennis is a taxi driver trying to start out his own company. One day, he gets the opportunity to buy a scarce and expensive but lucrative license.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: taxi, family relations, cons and scams, rivalry, dishonesty, crimes, once in a lifetime opportunity, siblings relations, crime, taxi driver
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: amsterdam, holland
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47%
Laila's Birthday (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Tunisia, Netherlands
Duration: 71 min.
Story: "At eight o'clock, it's Laila's birthday, okay?" Palestinian judge turned cab driver Abu Laila's wife reminds her husband. But on his young daughter's birthday, like any day, Abu faces a nerve-wracking shift in a ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: taxi driver, birthday, parents and children, satire, down on your luck, one day, taxi, justice, father and daughter, love, gift, unemployment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: palestine
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46%
Drowning on Dry Land (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A taxi driver (Naveen Andrews) picks up a fare (Barbara Hershey) in Manhattan. She offers the driver a large sum to drive her to the desert. While the pair drive across the country, the woman tries various strategies to lure the driver into ...
Style: psychological, touching, realistic, serious, talky ...
Plot: taxi, desert, interracial relations, on the road, airport, couples, opposites attract, love and romance, adultery, motel, credit card, sex outside ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Suzie (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Suzie, a 58 year old depressed taxi driver on the night shift. On Halloween, she finds a 10 year old autistic boy in the back seat of her taxi with 50$ and an address. As Suzie arrived at the father's address, she realizes the mess this family ...
Plot: autism, loneliness, taxi, depression, female director, parenting
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44%
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: sexual humor, poverty, security guard, desperation, teenage girl, large breasts, bare breasts, suicide, degradation, corporal punishment, husband hits wife, teenage love ...
Place: iran
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44%
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Rabat (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Three friends drive from Holland to Morocco to deliver a taxi to a family friend, but the trip turns out more complicated than expected.
Style: road movie, serious, sincere, sentimental, realistic
Plot: taxi, friendship, introspection, love and romance, friends, best friends, taxi driver, off the road, fall in love, on the road, gay friend, party ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, africa, morocco, barcelona, netherlands ...
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42%
Beautiful City (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Akbar has just turned eighteen. He has been held in a rehabilitation centre for committing murder at the age of sixteen when he was condemned to death. Legally speaking, he had to reach the age of eighteen so that the conviction could be carried ...
Style: emotional, psychological, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
Plot: death sentence, redemption, prison, confined, love and romance, crime and punishment, legal action, hopes, life is a bitch, youth, arranged marriage, matchmaking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: iran
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42%
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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, chaos and mayhem, new wave, human nature, parents and children, city life, urban, family relations, neo realism, disorder, youth, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
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39%
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Colorum (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Story: a film by Jobin Ballesteros.
Plot: taxi driver, surfer, cigarette smoking, accident, godfather, ex convict, second chance, abortion, cross country, death, pancake, tourist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Goodbye Solo (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A man planning to commit suicide hires a taxi driver to take him to his jumping-off point.
Style: uplifting, touching, thought provoking, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: taxi driver, friendship, immigrants, suicidal, elderly, society, regret, loneliness, taxi, interracial relations, mentor, depression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, california
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36%
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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: burnt face, hand, divorce, mother, drug addiction, fatalism, blood, soldier, religious fanaticism, shepherd, shoes, room ...
Place: iraq, iran
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34%
The Game of Juan's Life (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The Game of Juan’s Life explores two hours in the life of Juan Reyes, a live-sex performer at an underground gay bar, who has decided to leave Manila and go back to his home province. On the day of his departure, he will take us with him as he ...
Plot: billiards, staircase, chess, gay relationship, photograph, poster, candle, loan, nudity (full frontal - brief), queue, reality, escapades ...
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33%
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Lovelorn (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A retired teacher who returns to Istanbul after years away, Nazim tries to reacquaint himself with his hometown, which has changed significantly. While waiting for his pension to begin, Nazim takes a temporary job as a taxi driver and frequently ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, contemplative, captivating, touching
Plot: woman in danger, village, family relations, couples, love and romance, village life, single parent, society, hopes, fall in love, sleazy, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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32%
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Taxi (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Hamburg, mid 80s, Alex is a cabby. The sound is hard, pubs are dark and loud, people constantly argue about anything and everything, people smoke all the time, and not just cigarettes. Alex wants love and freedom and sleeps with Dietrich. It's ...
Plot: taxi driver, nightlife, strong female character, strong female lead, taxi
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32%
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Stop Me Here (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Samson Cazalet, Taxi driver in his thirties, picks up a client at the airport. The same evening, the daughter of the woman disappears and the overwhelming evidence points to Samson. How can he prove his innocence when he is the ideal suspect?
Plot: miscarriage of justice, kidnapped child, convict, drunk, rabbit, beach, innocence, lawyer, neighbor, police, telephone call, prison ...
Place: south of france
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32%
Struggles in Italy (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 62 min.
Story: The film reveals how and why a supposedly revolutionary Italian girl has in fact fallen prey to bourgeois ideology.
Plot: class struggle, practice, marxism, theory, marxist, breaking the fourth wall
Place: italy
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32%
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One Night (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 78 min.
Story: On her way home one night, a young working girl who lives alone with her mother is asked to go sleep at her friend's house. She wanders all night in Teheran and meets three men who have different stories.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: introspection, nightlife, social differences, lifestyle, society, city life, mother daughter relationship, one night, class differences, social issues, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, night cityscape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Bolivia (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Netherlands
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A Bolivian immigrant working illegally as a cook in a small restaurant in Buenos Aires suffers abuse and discrimination from its customers.
Style: atmospheric, rough, gloomy, sincere, tense ...
Plot: immigrants, unemployment, racism, bar, restaurant, cafe, down on your luck, culture clash, society, social misfits, misfit, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, argentina, bolivia, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Story of Me (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Based on the life of Roberto Carlos Ramos, a Brazilian teacher and storyteller brought up in a state educational institution for poor children.
Plot: reading a book, storytelling, street kid, burglary, bullying, rape, child abandonment, brazilian
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%