Movies like Ey Iran

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Ey Iran (1990)
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Ey Iran (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Towards the end of the Shahanshah's reign, Sergeant Makvandi is assigned the commander of the gendarmerie station in a small town. A stern disciplinarian, Sergeant Makvandi tries to impose order at the station but, being as degenerate as his subordinates, he fails to re-store discipline. faced by rebellious crowds, he imposes martial law, but people outwit him by mailing to his address a forged letter which "promotes the sergeant and ends the curfew". Makvandi tries to intimidate a school teacher into writing a song which he wants the students to sing on the day his "promotion" comes into effect. But the teacher refuses to give in, for he and his students are preparing to sing a new song, the song of revolution.
Plot: persian, revolution, torture, freedom, communist, patriotism, poetry, censorship, music teacher, curfew, martial law, freedom of speech, military dictatorship, national anthem, free speech
Place: iran

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Most similar movies to Ey Iran

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, serious and stylized films with plots about iranian, husband wife relationship, islam, persian, politics, satire and society mostly in Drama, Comedy and Sport genres. Some movies like Ey Iran: The Tenants (1987), The Actor (1993), Taxi (2015), The Curse (1973), Philippine Science (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Tenants (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A satirical comedy about the oddball inhabitants of a Tehran apartment building and their landlord.
Plot: persian, sibling relationship, neighbor, satire, urban setting, collaboration, con men, construction worker, government official, pratfall, corruption, irony ...
Place: iran
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The Actor (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An Iranian actor named Akbar is trying to become a serious actor instead of the clown everyone considers him to be. However financial problems force him to abandon his dream of being an artistic actor. He also has to deal with his family problems ...
Plot: mental institution, charlie chaplin, actor, insanity, iranian, childlessness, deaf mute, traffic jam, satire, poverty, gypsy, marital problem ...
Place: iran
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Taxi (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A yellow cab is driving through the vibrant and colourful streets of Tehran. Very diverse passengers enter the taxi, each candidly expressing their views while being interviewed by the driver who is no one else but the director Jafar Panahi himself. ...
Style: talky, sincere, touching, realistic, political ...
Plot: taxi, censorship, passenger, workplace situations, society, city life, car, chat, filmmaking, poverty, metaphor, taxi driver ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: iran, tehran iran, tokyo
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56%
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The Curse (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An old man who works for a landlord brings a young worker to paint the house for him. The old landlord is alcoholic and has a young wife and together they manage a ranch. Little by little ...
Plot: group sex, oil lamp, abused woman, jealous husband, marital rape, adulterer, iranian, domestic violence, persian, agony, oil industry, island ...
Time: 70s
Place: iran
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Philippine Science (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Amidst the chaos of Martial Law in this Third World country in the 1980s, six teenagers in the top high school for the sciences discover themselves as they go through the joys and pains of adolescence. They were the top two hundred students from all ...
Plot: school, high school, coming of age, science, martial law, revolution
Time: year 1986, 80s
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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
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45%
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Mr. Gullible (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of a simple fellow from a small town who travels to Tehran to find a suitable girl for marriage.
Style: ambiguous ending
Plot: depravity, seduction, love, alcohol, iranian, loud music, scam, poetry, innocence lost, dual role, prostitute, cleavage ...
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
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University of Laughs (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In pre-war Japan, a government censor tries to make the writer for a theater troupe alter his comedic script. As they work with and against each other, the script ends up developing in unexpected ways.
Plot: censorship, role playing, repression, army, world war two, battle of wits, perfection, satire, corridor, theatre play, theater
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Tambourine (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Mohammad is sent to an apartment situated in uptown Tehran to install their satellite dishes, while having satellite TV is illegal in Iran. He arrives there with a girl named Shirin who seems to be his girlfriend and is in need of some money to ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sincere
Plot: culture clash, friendship, rich and poor, farce, parents and children, family relations, disorder, couples, society, nothing goes right, misfit, satellite ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
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Absolutely Tame Is a Horse (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A corrupted police officer insists on bribing a broke man, so he has to go to everybody and do everything in order to be able to pay him in the very night.
Plot: mistress, male friendship, car damage, debt, iranian, drug addiction, drunkenness, impersonation, friendship between men, extramarital affair
Place: iran
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41%
The Day I Became a Woman (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A girl reaches the age of nine and is supposed to act as a grown woman according to her family. A girl participates in a bike race against the will of her husband. An elderly woman decides she wants to buy all the things she always wanted but could ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: feminism, against the odds, injustice, life is a bitch, culture clash, society, rebelliousness, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, gender, strong female presence, female director ...
Time: 90s
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Invitation (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 98 min.
Story: a film about how attitude dissimilar family against abortion .....
Plot: abortion clinic, abortion, unplanned pregnancy, unwanted pregnancy, horse riding, rich, mistress, doctor, grandfather, film within a film, old woman, running ...
Place: iran, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Back to the USSR (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 117 min.
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Little Noises (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 73 min.
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Plot: friendship, writers, plagiarism, poetry, mute, female director
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 4.8
 182
Mrs. Munck (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A wronged woman takes revenge on her wheelchair bound father-in-law.
Plot: torture, widow, baby boy, revenge, haunted by the past, pregnancy, father in law, psychological abuse, death, patience, boarding house, injustice ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Secret Ballot (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iran, Italy, Canada, Switzerland
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A female election agent and a gun-toting soldier try to collect votes among the local islanders with mixed success.
Style: surreal, humorous, realistic, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: desert, politics, satire, citizenship, heroes, political unrest, campaign, state affairs, soldier, odd couple, island, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iran, middle east
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35%
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Early Works (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Inspired by Karl Marx's "Das Kapital", three men and a girl named Jugoslava decide to wake up the conscience within the working class and peasants. Faced with the primitivism and a lack of morale, their revolution fails and the girl ...
Style: humorous, sincere, sexual, sexy, semi serious ...
Plot: revolution, politics, revolutionary, state affairs, coming of age, society, sexual content, rebellion, youth, wartime life, political unrest, feminism ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: slovakia, former yugoslavia, yugoslavia, europe, czech republic
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All Three of Us (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An Iranian family survives the shah and the ayatollah and moves to France. This story follows the family through it all. Despite the politics, revolution, prison, beatings, assassinations and suicides this is a comedy.
Style: captivating, humorous, touching, realistic
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The Last Queen of the Earth (2006)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 89 min.
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33%
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32%
The Misandrists (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In Ger(wo)many, when an army of radical females is preparing for a final revolution and a utopian world without men, a young male soldier arrives seeking refuge at the convent.
Style: queer cinema
Plot: lesbian, feminism, lesbian interest, pornography, torture, urination, female nudity, revolution, dildo, nun, male nudity, disguise ...
Time: year 1999
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30%
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 97
Uncut (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Freely drawing from a variety of film genres, including musicals, the sudsy melodramas and documentaries and combing them with a free-flowing narrative and bright pop-art sensibilities, this hard-hitting experimental romp from Canadian filmmaker ...
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Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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28%
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Whooping Cough (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 91 min.
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Time: year 1956, 50s, 1950s
Place: europe, hungary
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27%
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The Hannas (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 102 min.
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27%
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Newton (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A government clerk on election duty in a conflict-ridden jungle of Central India tries his best to conduct free and fair voting despite the apathy of security forces and the looming fear of guerrilla attacks by communist rebels.
Style: suspense, captivating, disturbing
Plot: election, rebel, communist, duty, chase, bollywood, murder, lie, honesty, conversation, children, office ...
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27%
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 8K
Offside (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Iran
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Since women are banned from soccer matches, Iranian females masquerade as males so they can slip into Tehran's stadium to see the game between Iran and Bahrain. The ones who are caught and arrested are taken to a holding area and guarded by ...
Style: humorous, realistic, political, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: stadium, fighting the system, sexism, human spirit, politics, rebelliousness, injustice, soccer, rebellion, gender disguise, segregation, sport ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, year 2006
Place: iran, middle east, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
A Moment of Innocence (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A semi-autobiographical account of Makmahlbaf's experience as a teenager when, as a 17-year-old, he stabbed a policeman at a protest rally. Two decades later, he tracks down the policeman he injured in an attempt to make amends.
Style: contemplative, realistic, serious, psychological, absurd
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26%
Escape from the 'Liberty' Cinema (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Poland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The film is set just before Poland's communist regime came to an end, and the central character is a provincial censor (Janusz Gajos), a tired, sloppy, lonely man, whose wife has long since left him. For him, censorship is both an art and a ...
Plot: communism, censorship, ex husband ex wife relationship, film within a film, satire, talking to the camera, husband wife relationship, projectionist, communist, movie theatre, actor, surrealism ...
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%