Movies like The Wind Will Carry Us

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The Wind Will Carry Us (1999)
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The Wind Will Carry Us (1999)
Original name: باد ما را خواهد برد
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Irreverent city engineer Behzad comes to a rural village in Iran to keep vigil for a dying relative. In the meanwhile the film follows his efforts to fit in with the local community and how he changes his own attitudes as a result.
Style: thought provoking, touching, serious, melancholic, compassionate, atmospheric, sexy, enigmatic, meditative, reflective ...
Plot: countryside, small town, fish out of water, family relations, village, kurd, parents and children, politics, village life, terminal illness, mountain, engineer, farm, depression, hospital, destiny, suicide attempt, culture clash, society, social relations, human nature, small town life, curses spells and rituals, life & death, death ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, kurdistan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, thought provoking and melancholic films with plots about family relations, catastrophe, culture clash, suprisingly clever, life & death, childhood and runaway mostly in Drama, Family and War genres. Some movies like The Wind Will Carry Us: Taste of Cherry (1997), Eternity and a Day (1998), Where is the Friend's Home? (1987), Ten (2002), The Sacrifice (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Taste of Cherry (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A middle-aged Tehranian man, Mr. Badii is intent on killing himself and seeks someone to bury him after his demise. Driving around the city, the seemingly well-to-do Badii meets with numerous people, including a Muslim student, asking them to take ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: suicide, soldier, on the road, obsessive quest, rain, midlife crisis, haunted by the past, passenger, driving, muslim, existentialism, death ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran, tokyo, tehran
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100%
Eternity and a Day (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Greece, Germany
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Alexander, a famous writer, is very ill and has only a few days to live. He meets a little boy on the street, who is an illegal immigrant from Albania. Alexander then takes the boy home.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: terminal illness, poet, writers, hospital, master and servant, family life, human nature, self discovery, haunted by the past, bus, on the road, refugee ...
Time: 90s, future
Place: greece, tokyo, australia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Where is the Friend's Home? (1987)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Iran
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An 8 year old boy must return his friend's notebook he took by mistake, lest his friend be punished by expulsion from school.
Style: serious, realistic, feel good, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: family relations, village life, village, power relations, social relations, obsessive quest, coming of age, young heroes, youth, society, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: 80s
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Ten (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A visual social examination in the form of ten conversations between a driving woman and her various pick-ups and hitchhikers.
Style: talky, thought provoking, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: passenger, society, life is a bitch, driver, family relations, love and romance, hopes, human nature, down on your luck, sibling relationship, mother son relationship, sister sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tokyo, tehran, tehran iran ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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The Sacrifice (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, France, UK
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Alexander, a journalist, philosopher and retired actor, celebrates a birthday with friends and family when it is announced that nuclear war has begun.
Style: atmospheric, serious, emotional, thought provoking, psychological ...
Plot: hopes, apocalypse, redemption, human nature, save the world, society, catastrophe, hysteria, worldwide chaos, unfulfillment, sacrifice, insanity ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, sweden, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Deserted Station (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 88 min.
Story: On a pilgrimage to Mashad from Tehran, a couple's transportation breaks down, far from any major town. The husband, a photographer, seeks help at a nearby village and encounters a teacher who offers to help. Whilst the husband and teacher go ...
Style: serious, touching, psychological, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: teacher, prodigy, self discovery, on the road, human nature, youth, teachers and students, society, village, religions or cults, isolation, train ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, middle east
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50%
The Grocer's Son (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Antoine Sforza, a thirty-year-old young man, left his village ten years before in order to start a new life in the big city, but now that his father, a traveling grocer, is in hospital after a stroke, he more or less reluctantly accepts to come back ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: village, family relations, heart attack, hospital, homecoming, culture clash, self discovery, parents and children, lifestyle, romance, conflict, on the road ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, lyon, alps, provence
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44%
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The Apple (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France, Netherlands
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After twelve years of imprisonment by their own parents, two sisters are finally released by social workers to face the outside world for the first time.
Style: serious, thought provoking, sincere, compassionate, realistic ...
Plot: confined, social worker, family relations, isolation, society, life is a bitch, religions or cults, human nature, father daughter relationship, blindness, twins, feral child ...
Time: 90s, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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A Time for Drunken Horses (2000)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Iran
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After their father dies, a family of five are forced to survive on their own in a Kurdish village on the border of Iran and Iraq. Matters are made worse when 12 year old Ayoub, the new head of the family, is told that his handicapped brother, Madi, ...
Style: bleak, realistic, sincere, rough, serious ...
Plot: kurd, orphan, smuggling, siblings relations, family relations, village, parents and children, family in crisis, village life, life is a bitch, youth, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: iraq, iran, middle east, kurdistan, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Way Home (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The story begins on a fine summers morning, when San-woo and his mother board a bus to the country. It is soon clear that the unsophisticated rural passengers annoy the seven-year-old urban boy. His mother is taking him to live with his 78-year-old ...
Style: touching, sentimental, thought provoking, rough, stylized ...
Audience: kids
Plot: parents and children, grandmother grandson relationship, friendship, generation gap, coming of age, village, family relations, village life, grandparent grandchild relationship, spoiled brat, childhood, love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea, tokyo, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 8.1
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Winter Light (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A Swedish pastor fails a loving woman, a suicidal fisherman and God.
Style: bleak, thought provoking, atmospheric, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: suicide, faith, priest, winter, pastor, midlife crisis, isolation, small town, dishonesty, hopes, clergy, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: eastern europe, sweden, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Mouchette (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Robert Bresson plumbs great reservoirs of feelings with one of the most searing portraits of human desperation ever put on film.
Style: bleak, emotional, disturbing, stylized, gloomy ...
Plot: village, drowning, family relations, alcohol abuse, small town, humiliation, suicide, alibi, poacher, police officer, coming of age, innocence lost ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, tokyo, paris france, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: serious, realistic, psychological, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: countryside, village, down on your luck, village life, animal life, social relations, farm, tribe, protecting from truth, life is a bitch, mentally unstable, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: iran, asia, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Respiro (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Grazia is a free-spirited mother-of-three married to shy fisherman Pietro and living on the idyllic but isolated island of Lampedusa in the Mediterranean Sea. She shows signs of manic depressive behavior — one moment she's laughing wildly and ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: island, family relations, mentally unstable, family life, human nature, injustice, parents and children, working class, small town life, mediterranean, villager, mental illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, sicily, mediterranean sea, milan italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Moolaadé (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Senegal, Burkina Faso, Morocco, Tunisia, Cameroon, France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: When a woman shelters a group of girls from suffering female genital mutilation, she starts a conflict that tears her village apart.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, sincere, touching, serious ...
Plot: sexism, feminism, child abuse, tradition, rebellion, fighting the system, tribe, society, hopes, injustice, human spirit, resistance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, japan, tokyo, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Silent Waters (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Pakistan, France, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Ayesha is a widow with a secret past, living with her beloved son Saleem in a small town in Pakistan close to the Indian border. When the fires of Islamic nationalism invade their tranquil lives, Saleem and a few of the town's other young men ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: village, islam, hopes, politics, self discovery, family life, wartime life, starting over, life is a bitch, youth, coming of age, battles ...
Time: 70s, 1940s, year 1947, year 1979
Place: pakistan, asia, india, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Circle (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Various women struggle to function in the oppressively sexist society of contemporary Iran.
Style: thought provoking, bleak, sincere, disturbing, harsh ...
Plot: on the run, prostitute, rebellion, life is a bitch, pregnancy, politics, injustice, society, friendship, abortion, women's rights, discrimination ...
Time: 70s
Place: iran, middle east, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Through the Olive Trees (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The movie focuses on one of the events in Zendegi Edame Darad (1992), and explores the relationship between the movie director, and the actors. The local actors play a couple who got married right after the earthquake. In reality, the actor is ...
Style: serious, realistic, mind bending, touching, psychological ...
Plot: filmmaking, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, love and romance, actor's life, hopes, couples, fictional reality, couple relations, countryside, earthquake, love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 4K
Japan (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A painter from the big city goes to a remote canyon to commit suicide. To reach some calmness he stays at the farmstead of Ascen, an old religious woman. Although only a few words are spoken, love grows.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, meditative, melancholic, serious ...
Plot: village, older woman younger man sex, solitude, depression, suicide attempt, countryside, widow, life philosophy, runaway, old woman, sexual desire, rocky mountains ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A Sunday in the Country (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In France, before WWI. As every Sunday, an old painter living in the country is visited by his son Gonzague, coming with his wife and his three children. Then his daugther Irene arrives. She is always in a hurry, she lives alone and does not come so ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, poignant ...
Plot: countryside, elderly man, family relations, aging, father daughter relationship, family gatherings, painter, car, french countryside, unfulfillment, society, elderly ...
Time: 1910s
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Neon Bible (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: While on a train, a teenage boy thinks about his life and the flamboyant aunt whose friendship acted as an emotional shield from his troubled family. This film evokes the haunting quality of memory while creating a heartfelt portrait of a boy's ...
Style: stylized, serious, emotional, inspirational, captivating ...
Plot: small town, family problems, americana, society, religion, child's point of view, family relations, dysfunctional family, coming of age, adaptation, bdsm, evangelist ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 70s
Place: southern usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.3
 2K
Tully (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tully Jr. and Earl live on their father's Nebraska ranch, proud and independent to a fault. While the shy, reclusive Earl spends his free time watching movies, the cockier Tully works his way through a succession of short-term affairs and an ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: small town, friendship, introspection, lifestyle, womanizer, young lovers, opposites attract, couples, family problems, parents and children, haunted by the past, youth ...
Place: nebraska, england, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Egg (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Greece
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Poet Yusuf (35-38) returns to his childhood hometown, which he hadn't visited for years, upon his mother's death. He is faced with a neglected, crumbling house. Ayla, a young girl (17-19) awaits him there. Yusuf has been unaware of the ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, disturbing, offbeat
Plot: village life, poet, love and romance, parents and children, homecoming, family relations, dealing with death, curses spells and rituals, village, small town life, small town, funeral ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Ballad of Narayama (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In a small village in a valley everyone who reaches the age of 70 must leave the village and go to a certain mountain top to die. If anyone should refuse he/she would disgrace their family. Old Orin is 69. This winter it is her turn to go to the ...
Style: bleak, gloomy, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: zoophilia, village, mountain, bestiality, down on your luck, human nature, village life, parents and children, family life, family relations, left to die, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.4
 2K
The Father (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mehrollah is a 14-year-old boy who is forced to find a job to support his family after his father dies. He travels to the southern parts of Iran, looking for work. Upon his return to his hometown, he notices certain changes in his family.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy
Plot: family relations, village, job seeking, coming of age, starting over, youth, young heroes, teenage life, parents and children, homecoming, siblings relations, village life ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.4
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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: serious, realistic
Plot: wedding, couples, newlyweds, family relations, ghost, against the rules, dealing with death, family life, destiny, death in the family, curses spells and rituals, family gatherings ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Heart of Glass (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A small Bavarian village is renowned for its "Ruby Glass" glass blowing works. When the foreman of the works dies suddenly without revealing the secret of the Ruby Glass, the town slides into a deep depression, and the owner of the ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, allegory, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: hypnosis, warning, factory, curses spells and rituals, murder, village, village life, dream, surrealism, mountain, hallucination, existentialism ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: germany, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Postmen in the Mountains (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An old postman has spent his whole life delivering mail to the mountain of Hunan and is about to retire. His only son is due to take over his duties. As father and son journey through the mountains, the son begins to appreciate the toil and burden ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, contemplative
Plot: mountain, on the road, father son relationship, postman, family problems, family relations, estrangement, friends, social relations, human nature, village, lovers reunited ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
 12K
One True Thing (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A career woman reassesses her parents' lives after she is forced to care for her cancer-stricken mother.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, melancholic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, dysfunctional family, parents and children, unfulfillment, family problems, cancer, tragedy, family relations, small town, family, relationships, life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Au Hasard Balthazar (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Sweden
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story of a mistreated donkey and the people around him. A study on saintliness and a sister piece to Bresson's Mouchette.
Style: stylized, thought provoking, touching, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: family relations, cruelty, transcendence, redemption, friendship, donkey, misery, parents and children, human nature, countryside, innocence lost, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%