I have watched two movies and I found the stories very similar (with just a little differences in details).

I searched the internet but I couldn't find any source relating the two works.

That's because one of the works is not famous. It's an Iranian movie. So may be other users can't find a source as well.

So I think I can at least give a link to the complete movie of the Iranian film and ask others to compare the two films based on their watching.

Is it considered on-topic? Is it considered opinion-based?

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    It would absolutely be on-topic to ask if one movie inspired another based on any reliable sources (for example, interviews with the makers of the less well-known film). If you're just wanting people to comment on the apparent similarity, that would be decidedly iffy
    – Valorum
    Commented Aug 8, 2023 at 19:07
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    One can find, like, anything being similar to anything else. Unless you have some serious reason to think two works are related, the question could be received badly.
    – Mithoron
    Commented Aug 12, 2023 at 22:54

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Sorry to say this. But I think it looks selfish to expect others to give time and data to download and/or watch a complete movie only to say if that's similar to another movie or not. The OP just wants a confirmation in this case.

So maybe on-topic. But selfish.

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    It is kind of up to the person if they want to invest that time or not - not sure it is selfish to ask a question, they are not forcing someone
    – iandotkelly Mod
    Commented Sep 15, 2023 at 16:56
  • I do think the question will be down-voted and close-voted though - for being opinion based or just a bad question for the site.
    – iandotkelly Mod
    Commented Sep 15, 2023 at 16:57
  • I'm happy to invest time if I think I'll enjoy it.
    – Valorum
    Commented Sep 16, 2023 at 19:44

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