Movies like Zinat

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Zinat (1994)
 5.8
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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 town. She loved her job and was deeply committed to helping the community. After the wedding, her in-laws and family force her to quit and become a full-time housewife. She does try, but her former patients keep returning for help. Zinat cannot, in good conscience, turn them away so she helps them. She then suffers the wrath of her mother-in-law, but even after the irate in-law locks Zinat in the house, the plucky young woman still continues to help people.
Plot: family relations, male female relationship, feminism, marriage, father son relationship, women's rights, tradition, small town, engagement, countryside, public health, husband wife relationship, mother in law daughter in law relationship, father in law daughter in law relationship, iranian, marriage engagement, mother son relationship
Place: iran

Most similar movies to Zinat

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, captivating, realistic and thought provoking films with plots about family relations, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, male female relationship, marriage, mother son relationship and society mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Zinat: Neria (1991), The Last Passport (2009), The Wind Will Carry Us (1999), The Lady from Yesterday (1985), Mother (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Neria (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Zimbabwe
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A classic African film that has struck a nerve that runs across the continent, with an original soundtrack and supporting performance by Zimbabwe's legendary World Music sensation, Oliver Mtukudzi.
Style: suspense
Plot: death of husband, courtroom, court, tragic event, death of son, neighbor, mother in law daughter in law relationship, bribery, hospital, reconciliation, tradition, matriarch ...
Place: zimbabwe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Last Passport (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: THE LAST PASSPORT takes place in a passport office...or so you think. George Miller is a 70 year old man who through a variety of encounters, takes us on a journey through his mysterious past to show us we are not all that different.
Plot: father son relationship, husband wife relationship, marriage, veteran, post office, friendship, police, military, love, male female relationship, family relations, gay interest
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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, kurd, terminal illness, mountain, engineer ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, kurdistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Lady from Yesterday (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A man (Rogers) with a wife (Bedelia) and two daughters and a flourishing career is visited by a woman (Chen) whom he had an affair with when he was in Vietnam. Who reveals to him that they have a son and that she wants him to take him (their son).
Plot: vietnam veteran, family relations, affair, marriage, secret, illegitimate son, male female relationship, past, father son relationship
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 8.5
 4K
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, iranian, carpenter, husband wife relationship, brother brother relationship, brother brother conflict, sister sister relationship, mother son relationship
Place: iran, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.0
 13
Umbrella (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Alexander Way, a secondary school teacher with a fractured personal life, finds himself attempting to rescue a woman from a violent sexual attack. Alexander finds himself overpowered, beaten & taken to hospital. Jesiah Jarvus, a famous British ...
Style: touching, psychological, captivating, sentimental
Plot: injury, marriage, school, family relations, husband wife relationship, teacher, father son relationship, cancer, doctor, father daughter relationship, violence, hospital ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.6
 50
Sex My Life (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Tells the story of seven Iranian transgender individuals living in Tehran who live pieces of their own lives on the screen.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, touching, sincere
Plot: transsexual, discrimination, hidden identity, social misfits, dishonesty, family relations, disorder, transvestism, religions or cults, parents and children, couple relations, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.6
 425
20 Fingers (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A film in several episodes with Bijan Daneshmand and Mania Akbari, exposing some of the issues of men and women within the confines of tradition and family life in Iran. Each episode displays a different form of male/female interaction. The placing ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, feminist film, contemplative ...
Plot: infidelity, family relations, family problems, couples, life is a bitch, dishonesty, human nature, unwanted pregnancy, society, husband wife relationship, islam, double life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, iran, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Game of Love (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The family of a basketball club's president conspires to force him to sell it.
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: father son relationship, competition, family relations, husband wife relationship, family, male female relationship, relationships, love affair, relationship vs career, basketball coach, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, basketball ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Nie mehr wie es war (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Tomas is happy as family father, raising teen son Milan (as his knavish buddy) and running-especially gastronomically- a club with his mother Nike, whose absences to take course aiming for career progress causes tension. Covering for Milan's ...
Style: captivating
Plot: fatherhood, adultery, family relations, family problems, search for father, father son relationship, relationships, family, relationship problems, dysfunctional family, male female relationship, husband wife relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Hidden Half (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An official is sent from his home in Tehran to hear the final appeal of a woman sentenced to death, a political prisoner. The official's wife of nearly 20 years, Fereshteh Samimi, writes him a letter to read when he reaches the hotel - the ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: militant, rebellion, fighting the system, woman in danger, injustice, couple relations, political unrest, rebelliousness, feminism, state affairs, couples, society ...
Time: 70s
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.5
 937
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, destiny, family gatherings, death in the family, curses spells and rituals, family life, ghost, against the rules, dealing with death, family relations, couples, newlyweds ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of conflicts, power plays and secrets in a wealthy Mississippi family.
Plot: trying to get pregnant, drinking, drink, homosexuality, dysfunctional marriage, impotence, sex, dark secret, haunted by the past, dark past, father son relationship, sexual frustration ...
Place: southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.4
 174
The Shadow Box (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Over the course of a day in a California hospice, three terminally ill patients are observed with their families reflecting on life and death. Adapted for television from the award-winning play by Michael Cristofer.
Plot: love, wheelchair, letter, husband wife relationship, homosexual, cancer, marriage, father son relationship, gay, terminal illness, hospice, long lost daughter ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Smell of Camphor, Fragrance of Jasmine (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Death surrounds Bahman, a director who hasn't made a film in 24 years (he can't get past the censors). He's working on a documentary, for Japanese TV, on Iranian burial practices. On the anniversary of his wife's death, a ...
Style: psychological, rough, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: family relations, life is a bitch, tradition, sudden death, performer's life, anniversary, filmmaking, dealing with death, unfulfillment, death in the family, curses spells and rituals, film within a film ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.8
 21
Nice Girl (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 75 min.
Story: The story of young mother Joanna and her soldier husband Steve. A tale of teenage pregnancy, ill-advised marriage, betrayal and despair.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: family relations, responsibility, adultery, marriage, pregnancy, betrayal, male female relationship, teenager, teenage pregnancy, sister
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.0
 3K
3 Faces (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Well-known actress Behnaz Jafari is distraught by a provincial girl’s video plea for help—oppressed by her family to not pursue her studies at the Tehran drama conservatory. Behnaz abandons her shoot and turns to filmmaker Jafar Panahi to help ...
Style: psychological, sentimental, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: empowerment, tradition, social justice, missing girl, passion, young girl, missing person, actress, family relations, society, friendship, actor playing himself ...
Time: year 1979, 2010s
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.1
 44
Plastic Man (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A seemingly happily married, successful plastic surgeon embarks on a torrid affair with tragic consequences for his marriage and those close to him.
Plot: affair, plastic surgeon, family relations, extramarital affair, male female relationship, other woman, marriage, tragedy, infidelity, marital infidelity
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 6.6
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Donkey (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, UK, Serbia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It is 1995. The summer when the war operation Storm will take place. Boro, who is going to be forty in a year and a half, with his wife Jasna and son Luka goes to his home village Drinovci, Herzegovina, after seven years. He wants to see his brother ...
Style: suspense, tense, unusual plot structure, contemplative
Plot: family conflict, fatherhood, mediterranean, family relations, husband wife relationship, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, death of mother, mother son relationship, donkey, lake, wheelchair
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.2
 16
Shiba (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A multi-lingual tour guide who owns multiple passports one day drives his wife and daughter to a desolate seashore town and checks in a secluded, spacious, ruins-like hotel. From that moment on, he throws himself into gambling, tossing the dice with ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, sex, village, murder, gambling, death, seaside, prostitute, hotel manager, cultural difference, father daughter relationship, brother sister relationship ...
Place: taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 12
Left Out (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Giulio, a young man from Sicily, arrives in Rome to trace back Aurora, his ex-girlfriend whom he cannot forget. He stays with a couple of family friends, Rosalia and Eugenio, who have lost their only son, Nello, of the same age as Giulio. The ...
Plot: drug use, ex girlfriend, depression, death of son, husband wife relationship, mental illness, suicide, male female relationship, family relations, repressed homosexual, father son relationship, friend ...
Place: sicily, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.9
 116
Toughlove (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Charters family falls into despair over their drug-addicted son Gary. They discuss his problems through the "Toughlove" program in searching for answers.
Plot: family relations, teenage boy, drug addict, teenage angst, juvenile delinquent, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, drug addiction, drug use, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
 57
My Last Love (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Bong-yong Kim is one of a modest Korean dad who struggles to survive from the work place without any time to get along with his family. He has to work over than he had to, since the boss treat him like his servant – drink late every night, drive ...
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: father son relationship, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, family relations, relationship vs career, job, relationships, family, asian girl, pretty girl, legs, short skirt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
75 Degrees in July (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sibling rivalry and other conflicts are revealed as one daughter, now a successful modern artist living in New York, returns to visit her Texas family.
Style: serious, captivating, sincere, touching, psychological
Plot: family relations, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, male female relationship, manipulation, homecoming, sibling rivalry, rancher, sister sister relationship, dysfunctional family, family reunited ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.1
 830
The Patriarch (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 103 min.
Story: It is the 1960s. Two Maori families, the Mahanas and the Poatas, make a living shearing sheep on the east coast of New Zealand. The two clans, who are bitter enemies, face each other as rivals at the annual sheep shearing competitions. Simeon is a ...
Plot: countryside, grudge, farm, teenage boy, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, grandfather grandson relationship
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.9
 287
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: marxism, prison, death sentence, death penalty, faith, arrest, childbirth, baby, capture, torture, anti communism, political prisoner ...
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.3
 70
The Factory (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A tanner, swamped with debts, must abandon his trade and go work in the local factory.
Plot: worker, audit, industrialization, lack of money, chore, immigrants, favor, european union, skin, audi, big business, factory ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.8
 474
Le Garcu (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A self-centered man (Gérard Depardieu) with many diversions occasionally visits his 4-year-old son (Antoine Pialat) and the boy's mother (Géraldine Pailhas).
Plot: vacation, death of father, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, family relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), infidelity, older man younger woman relationship, childhood, nickname, female nudity, mistress ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Like Normal People (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A mentally-challenged man and woman meet, fall in love and are determined to get married, despite the initial objections of their families and friends. Based on a true story.
Style: psychological, suspense, thought provoking, romantic, twists and turns
Plot: husband wife relationship, false accusation, male female relationship, independence, marriage, mentally unstable, forbidden love, family relations, true love, love, love and romance, mentally unstable woman ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.4
 6K
The Circle (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Various women struggle to function in the oppressively sexist society of contemporary Iran.
Style: thought provoking, bleak, sincere, contemplative, disturbing ...
Plot: on the run, prostitute, rebellion, life is a bitch, pregnancy, politics, friendship, injustice, society, abortion, women's rights, discrimination ...
Time: 70s
Place: iran, middle east, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%