Movies like The Other 1999

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The Other (1999)
The Other (1999)
Original name: الآخر
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Egypt
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Adam is the son of a wealthy Egyptian-American family who is studying at UCLA and returns home for a brief vacation. Upon his arrival he meets beautiful reporter Hanane, with whom he begins an intense love affair, and eventually they marry. Trouble arises when Hanane' s journalistic interests lead her to the corrupt business affairs of Adam's parents, who are interested in building an American tourist compound that would allow Americans further control of Egypt's tourist industry, and make them a whole lot richer.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, serious, suspense, realistic, disturbing, biting
Plot: terrorism, militant, obsession, politics, life is a bitch, fall in love, journalism, injustice, society, manipulation, globalization, culture clash, couple relations, workplace situations, sex, terrorist, wedding, businessman, domestic violence, computer, businesswoman, architect, investigative journalism, corruption, love at first sight ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: egypt, cairo egypt

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, thought provoking and disturbing films with plots about society, love and romance, couple relations, life is a bitch, couples, politics and culture clash mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Other: Red Rose (2014), The Polish Bride (1998), Dunia (2005), Focus (2001), September 11 (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Red Rose (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Iran, Greece
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A politically complacent middle-aged man and a young pro-democracy activist debate about the future of their country while hiding from the police, in this fascinating drama that blends scripted scenes with on-the-ground footage from Iran’s 2009 ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: political unrest, idealism, state affairs, society, politics, life is a bitch, husband wife relationship, violence, sex scene, torture, extramarital affair, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, tehran iran
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The Polish Bride (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Drama on the dawning love between a Polish woman and a farmer. Anna is forced to work in a brothel, but manages to escape. She's found, exhausted and scared, by Henk (the farmer) who offers her a place to stay, but her past chases her.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, sentimental ...
Plot: countryside, love affair, couple relations, love and romance, fall in love, haunted by the past, romance, farm, small town, society, prostitute, pimp ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: holland, europe
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Dunia (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Egypt, Lebanon, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After studying literature at Cairo University, Dunia, 23 years old, wants to become a professional dancer. She attends audition for an oriental dance contest where she recites Arabian poetry without any body movement. She explain to the perplexed ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, disturbing
Plot: self discovery, female sexuality, dancing, sexual repression, feminism, belly dancer, freedom, liberation, sensuality, friendship, professor, husband wife relationship ...
Place: cairo egypt, middle east, egypt
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Focus (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the waning months of World War II, a man and his wife are mistakenly identified as Jews by their anti-Semitic Brooklyn neighbors. Suddenly the victims of religious and racial persecution, they find themselves aligned with a local Jewish immigrant ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, psychological, sincere, suspense ...
Plot: anti semitism, racism, mistaken identity, false accusation, discrimination, injustice, job seeking, life is a bitch, couple relations, society, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, israel, california
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September 11 (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, Egypt, Japan, Mexico, USA, Iran
Duration: 134 min.
Story: 11 directors show their view on the terrorist attacks on the world trade center in New York.
Style: disturbing, emotional, serious, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: terrorism, war on terror, politics, 9/11, state affairs, skyscraper, life is a bitch, injustice, innocence lost, love affair, justice, airplane ...
Time: september 11 2001, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, iran, middle east, europe ...
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In My Country (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland, South Africa
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An American reporter and an Afrikaans poet meet and fall in love while covering South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings.
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: journalism, interracial relations, politics, apartheid, social decay, african american, injustice, life is a bitch, hopes, society, racism, discrimination ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1996, year 1995
Place: south africa, africa, florida, chile
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She's So Lovely (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Maureen is pregnant and her husband Eddie is missing. Nervous, Maureen shares a couple of drinks with neighbor Kiefer, who tries to rape her and then beats her. When Eddie returns and finds his wife bruised, he goes ballistic, shoots a paramedic and ...
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: obsession, mental institution, mental illness, crumbling marriage, romance, love triangle, destructive relationship, couple relations, dysfunctional family, love and romance, mentally unstable, family problems ...
Time: 90s
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Serenades (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A girl is born to an Aboriginal mother and an Afgan father.
Style: serious, touching, captivating, sincere, tense ...
Plot: tragic love, culture clash, forbidden love, human spirit, interracial relations, injustice, couple relations, true love, parents and children, fall in love, society, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: australia, afghanistan
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Two Women (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iran
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A sensation when released in 1999 in Iran, Two Women charts the lives of two promising architecture students over the course of the first turbulent years of the Islamic Republic. Tahimine Milani creates this scathing portrait of those traditions - ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: friendship, feminism, strong female presence, injustice, friends, couples, motorcycle chase, family problems, obsession, student life, village, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: iran, middle east
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The House of Mirth (2000)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A woman risks losing her chance of happiness with the only man she has ever loved.
Style: thought provoking, atmospheric, talky, melancholic, intense ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, debt, gambling, high society, fall in love, dishonesty, romance, couple relations, love and romance, husband wife relationship, male female relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 19th century, 1890s, turn of the century ...
Place: new york, usa, monte carlo, mediterranean sea
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The Yacoubian Building (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt, France
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Cairo: a 70-year-old building of once-luxury flats with tenements on the roof. Zika, an aging libertine, feuds with his sister. Pius Haj Azzam takes a second wife, in secret, to satisfy sexual drive within religious bounds. Bothayna, poor and ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: prostitute, religions or cults, politics, gender, couple relations, political corruption, midlife crisis, couples, dishonesty, journalism, terrorism, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary
Place: egypt, cairo egypt, africa, middle east
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The Golden Bowl (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An intricately plotted tale of thwarted love and betrayal, "The Golden Bowl" tells the story of an extravagantly rich American widower and his sheltered daughter, both of whom marry only to discover that their respective mates, a beautiful ...
Style: suspense, serious, stylized, realistic, biting ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, love affair, fall in love, family problems, couples, romance, dishonesty, society, parents and children, crumbling marriage, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century
Place: italy, england, europe, london, rome italy ...
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Foreign Body (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Poland, Italy, Russia
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A dashing young Italian in Poland finds himself caught between two women — a novitiate nun and a ruthless corporate ladder-climber — in this lacerating vision of contemporary Poland from master filmmaker Krzysztof Zanussi.
Style: thought provoking, serious, tense, realistic, erotic
Plot: clergy, couple relations, workplace situations, couples, human nature, workplace, dishonesty, manipulation, boss and employee, power relations, workplace intrigue, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland
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The Bridges of Sarajevo (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal, Bulgaria, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Thirteen European directors explore the theme of Sarajevo; what this city has represented in European history over the past hundred years, and what Sarajevo stands for today in Europe. These eminent filmmakers of different generations and origins ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, serious, bleak ...
Plot: life is a bitch, wartime life, haunted by the past, politics, anti war, society, political unrest, state affairs, world war one, archive footage, female director
Time: 20th century
Place: bosnia
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Nigeria, UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An epic love story: Olanna and Kainene are glamorous twins, living a privileged city life in newly independent 1960s Nigeria. The two women make very different choices of lovers, but rivalry and betrayal must be set aside as their lives are swept up ...
Style: thought provoking, bleak, captivating, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: genocide, against humanity, political unrest, revolution, rebellion, life is a bitch, fall in love, hopes, wartime life, evacuation, village, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: nigeria, africa
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The Suspended Step of the Stork (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Greece, Switzerland, Italy
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Alexandre, a TV reporter, is working for a few days in a border town, where a lot of refugees from Albania, Turkey and Kurdistan are packed in. Among them, he notices an old man and thinks he is an important Greek politician who disappeared ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, psychological, philosophical ...
Plot: refugee, immigrants, journalism, romance, politics, society, starting over, media, reluctant partners, state affairs, missing person, political unrest ...
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Strip Search (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Strip Search follows several parallel stories examining personal freedoms vs. national security in the aftermath of 9/11; two main subplots involve an American woman detained in China and an Arab man detained in New York City.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, realistic, serious
Plot: terrorism, investigation, confined, government agency, life is a bitch, manipulation, captivity, prison, interrogation, politics, state affairs, male nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, usa
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The Unidentified (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: At once gritty and whimsical, The Unidentified follow Estlin, a passionate young journalist scraping by in New York City. As his frustration with his entry-level job at a local newspaper peaks, his disgruntled best friend, Brooke, leaves Brooklyn ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: politics, journalism, hopes, society, fall in love, college, love and romance, best friends, romance, love, idealism, breakup ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, september 11 2001, 2000s
Place: new york, washington d.c., ohio, manhattan new york city
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Where Angels Fear to Tread (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An English widow goes to Italy, falls in love with a dentist's son and marries him, against her straitlaced family's wishes.
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, touching, emotional
Plot: love and romance, babies and infants, society, dentist, couples, family problems, death in the family, custody, couple relations, fall in love, social differences, widow ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: italy, england, europe, tuscany
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Salt of This Sea (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium, France, Spain, Switzerland
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Born in Brooklyn to Palestinian refugee parents, Soraya (Suheir Hammad) decides to journey to the country of her ancestry when she discovers that her grandfather's savings have been frozen in a Jaffa bank account since his 1948 exile. She soon ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: state affairs, politics, social differences, love affair, heist, life is a bitch, love and romance, discrimination, political unrest, injustice, bank robbery, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, palestine, usa, new york, middle east ...
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Luxor (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Egypt, UK, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When British aid worker Hana returns to Luxor, a sleepy city on the banks of the Nile, she comes across Sultan, a talented archeologist and former lover. As she wanders, haunted by the familiar place, she struggles to reconcile the choices of the ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, disturbing, thought provoking, contemplative
Plot: human relationship, society, hopes, couple relations, coincidence, couples, unfulfillment, vacation, tourist, frustration, irresponsible, injustice ...
Place: egypt, middle east, syria
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Messages from the Sea (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Egypt
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A man witnesses the drastic changes in society as he goes back to the Alexandria of his youth.
Style: realistic, captivating, sentimental, psychological, serious ...
Plot: society, fall in love, romance, prostitute, homecoming, unfulfillment, speech impediment, friendship, bittersweet, misfit, disintegration, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, egypt
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Jungle Fever (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A successful and married black man contemplates having an affair with a white girl from work. He's quite rightly worried that the racial difference would make an already taboo relationship even worse.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sexy, sentimental ...
Plot: interracial romance, architect, black man white woman relationship, interracial relations, love affair, social differences, couples, society, romance, infidelity, prejudice, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, harlem, greenwich village manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city ...
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Today and Tomorrow (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 88 min.
Story: This movie tells a story of young people from 'Ant tribe' in Beijing. By telling the story of these young people, Today and Tomorrow shows the psychological changes of college graduates. It reflects their confusion about future and love. ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: friendship, unemployment, cause and meaning, friends, life is a bitch, society, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, gender, gays and lesbians, twentysomething life, twenty something, friend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, beijing china
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Reply with Photo (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Latvia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The shy scientist Lars decides to publish a small ad in order to find a girlfriend. From the 218 replies, he selects Brigita, an attractive Latvian woman and invites her to Stockholm. But what actually happens after Brigita's arrival is far ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching
Plot: fish out of water, culture clash, looking for love, siblings relations, couple relations, society, misfit, romance, love and romance, family relations, disorder, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: latvia, sweden, europe
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Wings of Glass (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Vingar av glas är en svensk film från 2000 regisserad av Reza Bagher, det var hans debutfilm. I huvudrollerna ses Alexander Skarsgård som en "vanlig svensk kille" och Sara Sommerfeld som en invandrartjej. Det blir problem mellan dem.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: immigrants, wedding party, family relations, single parent, youth, parents and children, siblings relations, sister sister relationship, father daughter relationship, single father, society, strong female presence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: sweden, europe
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Ju Dou: Secret Love, Hidden Faces (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman married to the brutal and infertile owner of a dye mill in rural China conceives a boy with her husband's nephew but is forced to raise her son as her husband's heir without revealing his parentage in this circular tragedy. Filmed ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, suspense, touching ...
Plot: adultery, murder, infidelity, marital abuse, drowning, sadism, patricide, abuse, power relations, family problems, sexual dysfunction, couples ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: china, asia
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The Kitchen Toto (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The son of a priest slain by the Mau Mau moves in with a police officer and his wife in 1950 Kenya.
Style: thought provoking, biting, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Plot: power relations, family problems, family relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), discrimination, social differences, political unrest, racism, culture clash, family life, moral dilemma, interracial relations ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: africa, kenya
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The Waterdance (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An oft overlooked film about struggling to deal with paralysis. Author Joel Garcia breaks his neck while hiking, and finds himself in a rehab center with Raymond, an exaggerating ladies man, and Bloss, a racist biker. Considerable tension builds as ...
Style: touching, realistic, uplifting, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: rehabilitation, friendship, paraplegic, disability, love and romance, human nature, human spirit, society, hopes, paralysis, life philosophy, racism ...
Time: 90s
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The Winslow Boy (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Early 20th century England: while toasting his daughter Catherine's engagement, Arthur Winslow learns the royal naval academy expelled his 14-year-old son, Ronnie, for stealing five shillings. Father asks son if it is true; when the lad denies ...
Style: witty, talky, clever, realistic, serious ...
Plot: lawyer, legal, courtroom drama, hotshot lawyer, justice, media, society, love and romance, state affairs, fighting the system, life is a bitch, rebellion ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
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