Movies like Cafe Setareh

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Cafe Setareh (2006)
 6.8
 785
Cafe Setareh (2006)
Original name: کافه ستاره
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iran
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Filmmaker Saman Moghadam details the struggles of three women living in an antiquated district of Tehran in this emotionally resonant drama. Fabria's husband has been morally corrupted, and now it's up to her to take charge of the small café that proves the only source of income to the couple. Saloomeh is a beautiful young woman who dreams of marrying Ebi, but how will the couple survive on the salary of a simple mechanic? Lastly, middle aged Moluk has fallen for a much younger man, and her heart breaks when she discovers that her love is unrequited.
Style: psychological, sincere, sentimental, touching, gloomy, serious, emotional, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fall in love, romance, couple relations, love and romance, hopes, family problems, society, human nature, couples, unfulfilled love, life is a bitch, cafe, bittersweet, family relations, wish come true, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, down on your luck, older woman younger man relationship, brother sister relationship, divorced divorcee
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran

Most similar movies to Cafe Setareh

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about love and romance, couples, romance, unfulfillment, fall in love, bittersweet and couple relations mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Cafe Setareh: Strangers (2007), Personal Belongings (2006), The Sea Is Watching (2002), Lovers' Concerto (2002), Oasis (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Strangers (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Six days in the lives of an Israeli living in a kibbutz and a Palestinian living in Paris, which starts with an accidental meeting in the Berlin Subway during the World cup finals, will change them completely.
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: impossible love, fall in love, unlikely couple, hopes, romance, love and romance, couples, unfulfilled love, wartime life, friendship, life is a bitch, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Personal Belongings (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cuba
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cuba, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
The Sea Is Watching (2002)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Based on Akira Kurosawa's final unproduced script, this Edo-period drama takes place almost entirely inside an ocean-village brothel. O-Shin is a young brothel worker who one night helps a young samurai escape from his pursuers. Against the ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, samurai, prostitute, looking for love, couple relations, hopes, couples, village, fall in love, unfulfilled love, village life, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Lovers' Concerto (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Lee Ji-hwan receives photographs in the mail that reminds him of how he met two girls, Shim Su-in and Kim Gyeong-heui, one summer five years ago. He shares his memories with his friend Cheol-hyeon. He recalls initially being in love with Su-in, but ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, friendship, romance, couples, love and romance, friends, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, bittersweet, best friends, student
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 8K
Oasis (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Oasis is a love story of two young people abandoned by families. A young man released from prison visits the widow of the man he killed drunk-driving. There he meets her daughter, wheelchair bound with cerebral palsy. Will these two lost people find ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: romance, love affair, unlikely couple, starting over, opposites attract, friendship, haunted by the past, disability, love and romance, society, life is a bitch, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Kiss Me Again (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A look at the lives of Carlo, Giulia, and their friends some 10 years after the events of L'Ultimo bacio.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, captivating, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, couple relations, love affair, true love, hopes, dishonesty, breakup, family life, human nature, parents separation, family problems, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Cole (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A small town youth finds fulfillment and romance in a big city's creative writing course, but feels obliged to sacrifice them when his sister's home life deteriorates in his absence.
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: small town, self discovery, interracial relations, social differences, fall in love, ambition, follow your dream, family problems, couples, human nature, small town life, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Twice in a Lifetime (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A middle-aged steelworker is content with his job and his family, but feels that something is missing in his life. On his 50th birthday, he stops in at a local bar for a drink to celebrate. He finds himself attracted to the young, very sexy ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 80s
Place: seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 169
Milan (2004)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Loving husband Lino is on a mission: His wife, who works as a domestic in Milan, is missing and he's determined to find her. To do so, he enters Italy illegally and takes cover as one of the hundreds of Filipino migrant workers wh make their ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sexual ...
Plot: fall in love, missing person, couple relations, dangerous attraction, infidelity, couples, society, love and romance, romance, female director, overseas worker, naivete
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, the philippines, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.7
 844
Time to Spare (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Molly, the 21 year-old sister of Maarten, departs the family home, she leaves her older brother with empty nest syndrome. But it also opens up new opportunities for him, such as the possibility to explore his love for Arthur, a closet gay. ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: leaving home, couple relations, fall in love, siblings relations, life is a bitch, gender, couples, family relations, love triangle, male female relationship, terminal illness, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.1
 15K
Dying Young (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After she discovers that her boyfriend has betrayed her, Hilary O'Neil is looking for a new start and a new job. She begins to work as a private nurse for a young man suffering from blood cancer. Slowly, they fall in love, but they always know ...
Style: sentimental, touching, romantic, sad, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, cancer, love story, leukemia, couple relations, life & death, fall in love, unfulfillment, social differences, human nature, parents and children, tragic love ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Once Upon a Time in Rio (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Situated just above the awe-inspiring Ipanema beach in Rio is the Cantagalo slum. Every day, floods of Cantagalo residents make their way down the mountain, only to disappear into their surroundings as part of the invisible working-class that cleans ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: love, forbidden love, parents and children, social differences, romance, love and romance, couples, family relations, rich and poor, fall in love, life is a bitch, gun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, brazil, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Not Easily Broken (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A car accident and shifting affections test the bond between a married couple.
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, uplifting, serious
Plot: love and romance, couples, hopes, ambition, relationship vs career, family problems, couple relations, crumbling marriage, infidelity, african american protagonist, bittersweet, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.2
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Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Last Supper (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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Duration: 96 min.
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Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.1
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Duration: 100 min.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Living 'til the End (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
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Style: touching, serious, psychological, emotional, gloomy ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Under the Hawthorn Tree (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The daughter of a right-winger, schoolgirl Jing Qiu (Zhou Dong-Yu) is sent to the countryside for reeducation, and tasked to help write a textbook. There she meets Lao San (Shawn Dou), a young soldier with a bright future ahead. Despite the class ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
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Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Movie in collections
 6.1
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Cet amour-l? (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: psychological, emotional, sincere, sentimental, captivating ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Bread, My Sweet (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
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Time: contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.9
 400
Class (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Preppy and wealthy Whitt Sheffield is in his last semester of law school when a professor assigns him to act as an advocate for a young, single mother who needs help finding - and keeping - a job. Whitt, whose snooty father wants Whitt to follow him ...
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman discovers the truth about her former lover from the diary that his first wife wrote to their son, Nicholas.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, emotional, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, terminal illness, tragic love, couples, family relations, lifestyle, love and romance, fall in love, looking for love, baby born, diary, baby ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Meet My Valentine (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When Tom learns that he has terminal brain cancer, he decides to find a replacement husband for his wife and a father to his daughter, before it is too late. Unbeknownst to his wife Valentine, Tom sets up an on-line dating profile for her, and ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
Alexander the Last (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: An ensemble drama about a married actress, her sister and their myriad sexual and creative temptations.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Long Ago, Tomorrow (1971)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Bruce Pritchard is paralysed in a soccer game and is confined to a wheelchair in a convalescence home. But this doesn't slow his lust for life. Then he meets Jill and has to think about the effects of disability.
Style: gloomy, sentimental, sincere, emotional, touching ...
Plot: disability, wedding, paraplegic, love and romance, couples, paralysis, destiny, human nature, fall in love, isolation, hopes, athlete's life ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, psychological, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: society, fall in love, romance, homecoming, prostitute, unfulfillment, speech impediment, friendship, bittersweet, misfit, unlikely couple, cause and meaning ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Waiting City (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An outwardly happy Australian couple journey to Calcutta to collect their adopted baby, but on arrival find that the arrangements have yet to be finalized. Soon, the intoxicating mystic power of the Indian city pulls them in separate and unexpected ...
Style: emotional, touching, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: adoption, couple relations, romance, city life, family relations, society, hopes, love, rivalry, urban, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, kolkata
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.3
 239
Bedrooms (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Bedrooms tells a story about the walls that separate people, the heartbreak and infidelity that's often the result and the redemption that comes from tearing those walls down. The film is told in 4 stories by 3 filmmakers. Three of the stories ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: breakup, love and romance, couple relations, introspection, family relations, family problems, unfulfillment, twins, infidelity, sexuality, multiple storylines, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.5
 2K
Boutique (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A clothing store worker (Jahan) meets a poor girl named Eti. Jahan tries to help the girl and solve her problems, but…
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, bittersweet, designer, downfall, love and romance, life is a bitch, couples, social differences, store, drugs/alcohol, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Christmas in August (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a quiet corner of Seoul, Jung-won runs a small photo studio. A humble shack passed down from his widower father, the studio is a space where Jung-won goes about his daily routine of dealing with fussy customers, enlarging photos of class ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, romance, friendship, fall in love, maid, family relations, tragic hero, single parent, destiny, love affair, teenage love, tragic love ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%