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, desperation, husband hits wife, large breasts, sexual humor, bare breasts, corporal punishment, degradation, class society
Place: iran

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and gloomy films with plots about suicide, poverty, bare breasts, female nudity, society, iranian and youth mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Custodian: The Cycle (1977), The Peddler (1987), Iron Island (2005), The Cow (1969), M for Mother (2006). 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: blood transfusion, poverty, nurse, censorship, blood, illness, father son relationship, medical clinic, controversy, urban setting, treatment
Place: tehran iran
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95%
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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, insanity, caretaker, cripple, old age, merchant, abandoned baby, mother son relationship
Place: iran
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95%
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Iron Island (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
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: sincere, touching, thought provoking, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: ship, forbidden love, injustice, power relations, human nature, human spirit, young lovers, hopes, misfit, oil tanker, rebellion, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, persia, middle east
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79%
 8.0
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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: banned, contemplative, controversial, realistic, serious ...
Plot: countryside, village, mentally unstable, life is a bitch, society, protecting from truth, farm, animal life, social relations, tribe, human becoming an animal, village life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: iran, middle east, asia
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77%
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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: sincere, captivating, entertaining
Plot: sick child, iraq iran war, child illness, family problems, pregnant woman, pregnancy, pregnant wife, illness, dysfunctional family, parenthood, mother child relationship, relationship problems ...
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
What the Sun Has Seen (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Three strangers living in Silesia - a 12-year-old half-orphan, a musically talented girl and a middle-aged unemployed ex-miner - are all desperate to get money to make their small dreams come true.
Plot: poverty, street vendor, escape, husband wife relationship, single father, father son relationship, dentures, bare breasts, unemployment, small town, singer, boy ...
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56%
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, erotica, sex scene, bare breasts, sex with sister, sex with brother, brother sister sex, suicide, sweating, incest, pimp, male bare butt ...
Time: 70s
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53%
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Liberated (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Liberated tells the story of a group of friends with focus on the two lead stars Zubiri and Prieto. Zubiri plays a sexually liberated (hence the title) young woman who falls in love with the beau of her morally-inclined best friend (played by ...
Plot: suicide, friendship, female nudity, car salesman, shower, erotica, best friend, bartender, one night stand, gay, single mother, artist ...
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52%
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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, psychological, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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
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The School We Went To (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Story: Directed by Dariush Mehrjui.
Style: banned
Plot: student protest, controversy, repression, boys' school, school play, censorship, student
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: touching, serious, realistic, sexy, tense ...
Plot: shopping mall, teenage prostitute, poverty, teenage love, love and romance, misfit, lifestyle, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, school, friendship, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Taste of Cherry (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: bleak, atmospheric, contemplative, serious, realistic ...
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46%
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 7
Booking (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Feature film.
Plot: prostitute, suicide, gay, poverty, producer, exploitation, male nudity, aspiring actor
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39%
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Slave Widow (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 73 min.
Story: After her husband's suicide, young and beautiful Mitsuko Fuji feels alone and helpless -- until one of her husband's major creditors, Mr. Kito, offers a sympathetic ear and a cancellation of all debts. However, Mitsuko soon learns that ...
Plot: suicide by drowning, father son relationship, female nudity, suicide, sex, bare breasts, widow, nudity (full frontal - brief)
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 78 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
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37%
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Genre: Drama
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35%
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Live Show (2000)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Crime Of Innocence (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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32%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Russia, Germany
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 155
Happy Lambs (2015)
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Country: Germany
Duration: 96 min.
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31%
 5.0
 111
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
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30%
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 298
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Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
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30%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
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30%
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Scorpio Nights (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 126 min.
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30%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 95 min.
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29%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, Iran
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Style: captivating, serious, disturbing, realistic
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, tehran iran, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%