Movies like The Custodian 1976

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The Custodian (1976)
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The Custodian (1976)
Original name: سرایدار
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 and is in love with Nahid. He brings a camera and tries to steal the company while filming himself. They fired his father Rahman and he too throws Davoud out of the house.
Plot: teenage love, suicide, teenage girl, security guard, poverty, husband hits wife, desperation, corporal punishment, degradation, class society, sexual humor, wife abuse, bare breasts, large breasts
Place: iran

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, gloomy and atmospheric films with plots about suicide, poverty, female nudity, iranian, persian, bare breasts and youth mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Custodian: The Cycle (1977), The Brick and the Mirror (1965), The Peddler (1987), The Cow (1969), Beautiful City (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Cycle (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ali and his father go from their poor neighborhood in the outskirts of the city to a hospital so that Ali's father can be treated for his sickness. However since they have no money, Ali starts to work for Dr. Sameri who deals in blood.
Style: banned
Plot: poverty, nurse, treatment, medical clinic, illness, controversy, urban setting, father son relationship, blood transfusion, censorship, blood
Place: iran, tehran iran
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The Brick and the Mirror (1965)
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 ...
Plot: class society, taxi, child abandonment, taxi driver, cafe, hijab, class struggle, poor, beggar, poverty, director cameo
Place: iran
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The Peddler (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The movie consists of three episodes that explore the lives of poor and desperate in Iran. In episode one, a very poor couple with many crippled children abandon their newly born baby in hopes that it will have a better future. In the second ...
Style: anthology
Plot: poverty, abandoned baby, insanity, caretaker, cripple, merchant, old age, handicapped, mother son relationship
Place: iran
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The Cow (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An old villager deeply in love with his cow goes to the capital for a while. While he's there, the cow dies and now the villagers are afraid of his possible reaction to it when he returns.
Style: art house, serious, realistic, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: village, countryside, tribe, protecting from truth, animal life, social relations, farm, village life, down on your luck, life is a bitch, mentally unstable, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: iran, asia, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, thought provoking, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: death sentence, redemption, crime and punishment, prison, confined, love and romance, legal action, life is a bitch, hopes, youth, boy, matchmaking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: iran
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54%
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Iron Island (2005)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 90 min.
Story: Squatters live on a mothballed oil tanker in the Persian Gulf. The children attend a school on board; men harvest scrap metal and old oil in the hull; women keep house and raise children and Captain Nemat runs it all with an iron hand. We follow a ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: ship, forbidden love, power relations, injustice, human nature, hopes, misfit, young lovers, human spirit, anarchist, life is a bitch, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, persia
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49%
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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 ...
Style: captivating, sincere, sad, entertaining
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Lalamunan (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
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Style: erotic
Plot: battered wife, cheating wife, gay interest, female nudity, doctor patient relationship, physician, marital rape, domestic violence, abusive husband, wife abuse, driver, repression ...
Place: the philippines
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Secret Chronicle: She Beast Market (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Noboru Tanaka returned to direct the third of Nikkatsu's pinku eiga melodramas examining prostitution in various Japanese cities. This one focuses on modern-day Osaka, and although it is still a softcore film, is the most outrageous of the lot. ...
Plot: prostitution, exploitation, smoking, rooster, brother, sex scene, suicide, erotica, incest, pimp, sex with sister, sex with brother ...
Time: 70s
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40%
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Mall Girls (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Shopping malls - today's place of creating desires. Best jewelry, clothes, shoes. Unaffordable by young girls, but they "work" to get themselves sponsors for new items.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, tense, captivating ...
Plot: shopping mall, poverty, love and romance, teenage love, youth, misfit, lifestyle, teenage life, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, school, teenage prostitute ...
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Place: poland
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38%
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One Night (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 78 min.
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Plot: introspection, social differences, society, lifestyle, nightlife, city life, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, social issues, mother daughter relationship, class differences, prostitute mother, child in peril ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Ten Thousand Days (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 110 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Slave Widow (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 73 min.
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Plot: exploitation, father son relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), suicide, female nudity, suicide by drowning, sex, widow, bare breasts
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34%
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Booking (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Feature film.
Plot: gays and lesbians, exploitation, male nudity, producer, suicide, prostitute, poverty, aspiring actor, gay
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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31%
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Country: Germany
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Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 95 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Germany
Duration: 111 min.
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 5K
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Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 108 min.
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29%
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Place: iran
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28%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Country: Iran
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Style: banned
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28%
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Country: Iran
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Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Lap Dancer (1995)
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Country: USA
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28%
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Scorpio Nights (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 126 min.
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Nargess (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Russia, Germany
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Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 95 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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