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Red Istanbul (2017)
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Red Istanbul (2017)
Original name: İstanbul Kırmızısı
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Orhan who lived in London for years and did not come back to Turkey agrees to help Deniz -a famous director- edit his first book. Deniz has been living in a mansion with his family which started to lose its old brightness and power. Orhan finds himself in the middle of Deniz's complicated relationships, mysterious friends and stange family members. This is the first movie of Ferzan Ozpetek which is shot in Turkey after a long time. It is also based on his own book which has the same name with the movie.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, visually appealing
Plot: writers, love, friendship, missing friend, police, investigation, missing person, disappearance, mother son relationship, party, singer, boat, skyscraper, chase, photograph, mansion, cafe, funeral, corpse, car accident, bridge, police interrogation, novelist, burial, house party ...
Time: year 2016
Place: istanbul turkey

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychological, captivating, tense and suspense films with plots about friendship, love, society, youth, danger, friends and investigation mostly in Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Red Istanbul: The Goddess of Fortune (2019), Lemonade (2018), Sacred Heart (2005), There Should Be Rules (2015), Feed (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 114 min.
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Lemonade (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, Canada, Germany, Sweden
Duration: 88 min.
Story: While working in the US on a temporary visa as a caretaker, Mara, a 30 year-old single mother from Romania, marries Daniel, an American. After the arrival of her son Dragos, everything seems to have fallen perfectly into place. When the process of ...
Style: tense, psychological, suspense, rough, sentimental
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Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: emotional, realistic, captivating, touching, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, society, businesswoman, dead mother, love, introspection, loss of friend, couple relations, workaholic, lifestyle change, friends, character change ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mia and Mirjam are two 14-year-olds who live in a very dreary little town. Though not especially grown-up, they're both trying. Mirjam gets a head start by forming a relationship with an older man who says he loves her. Mia has a dad who drinks ...
Style: psychological, tense, touching
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 75 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: sentimental, contemplative, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
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Duration: 119 min.
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Style: sexy, sincere, touching, tense, suspense ...
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The Companion (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cuba, Panama, France, Colombia, Venezuela
Duration: 104 min.
Story: At the height of the 1980s AIDS epidemic, Cuban boxing champion Horacio's punishment for failing a drug test is to watch over the brash, combative Daniel, a patient in a sanatorium where HIV patients are compulsorily confined. The two collide ...
Style: psychological, sincere, captivating, tense, suspense ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Candice longs to escape the boredom of her seaside town, but when a boy she dreams about turns up in real life, she becomes involved with a dangerous local gang.
Style: suspense, disturbing, captivating, bleak
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Liquid Truth (2017)
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Style: tense, disturbing, psychological thriller, psychological, suspense
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Duration: 116 min.
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