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China Cry: A True Story (1990)
China Cry: A True Story (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Drama set in the 1950s, based on a true story, about a young girl, Sung Neng Yee, who is brought as part of a wealthy Chinese family. She is eager to become part of Mao Tze Tung's "new society", but soon becomes disenchanted by the economic misery the changes bring to her family. Before long, the authorities become aware of Neng Yee's feelings and she is taken to a labour camp, overseen by the sadistic Colonel Cheng.
Style: psychological, rough, serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, christian film, suspense, political thriller
Plot: pregnancy, revolution, survival, rich and poor, captivity, family life, life is a bitch, rebellion, society, concentration camp, down on your luck, strong female presence, bittersweet, against humanity, state affairs, unfulfillment, dancing, school, escape, violence, student, friendship, religion, miraculous event, cold war ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: china, asia, hong kong, shanghai, shanghai china

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and bleak films with plots about life is a bitch, society, state affairs, death, politics, war and idealism mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like China Cry: A True Story: Olga (2004), The Hiding Place (1975), Bonhoeffer: Agent of Grace (2000), Romero (1989), Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Olga (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Brazil
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Based upon the true story of Olga Benário, the German-born wife of Brazilian communist leader Luís Carlos Prestes. During the dictatorship of Getúlio Vargas (1930-1945) she was arrested and sent to Nazi Germany, where she was put to death in a ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: nazi germany, world war two, concentration camp, rebellion, life is a bitch, wartime life, romance, politics, war, against humanity, confined, society ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, brazil, rio de janeiro
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The Hiding Place (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The Hiding Place is an account of a Dutch family who risk their lives by offering a safe haven for Jews during World War II
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, world war two, religions or cults, hopes, society, misfit, opposites attract, escapades, against humanity, confined ...
Time: 1940s
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
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Bonhoeffer: Agent of Grace (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German clergyman of great distinction, who actively opposed Hitler and the Nazis. His convictions cost him his life. What is a moral person to do in a time of savage immorality? That question tormented Dietrich ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, emotional, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, against the odds, human spirit, idealism, rebelliousness, fighting the system, society, life is a bitch, rebellion, against humanity, clergy, state affairs ...
Place: germany, europe, switzerland, sweden, usa ...
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Romero (1989)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Romero is a compelling and deeply moving look at the life of Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador, who made the ultimate sacrifice in a passionate stand against social injustice and oppression in his county. This fil chronicles the transformation ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, tragic ending, christian film ...
Plot: murder, church, bishop, fighting the system, priest, politics, crimes, clergy, society, life is a bitch, state affairs, campaign ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: latin america, south america
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Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes (1990)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The movie follows the perspective of several characters (such as Japanese victims, soldiers, American prisoners of war and others) and how they lived or tried to survive the effects felt during the aftermath of the Atomic Bomb dropping by the Enola ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: surrender, world war two, disaster, war, against humanity, state affairs, military, life is a bitch, confined, battles, nuclear holocaust, catastrophe ...
Time: 1940s
Place: hiroshima japan, japan, asia, usa
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Children of Glory (2006)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Sport, War
Country: Hungary
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Children of Glory will commemorate Hungary's heroic Revolution of 1956, and takes place in Budapest and at the Melbourne Olympic Games in October and November of that year. While Soviet tanks were destroying Hungary, the Hungarian water polo ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: revolution, politics, sport team, rebellion, resistance, human spirit, wartime life, state affairs, rivalry, contests and competitions, life is a bitch, ambition ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1956
Place: hungary, australia, europe, melbourne australia, budapest ...
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Faith of My Fathers (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Faith of My Fathers is based on the story of Lieutenant Commander John McCain's experiences as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam for five and a half years during the Vietnam War, interleaved with his memories of growing up in a heritage rich ...
Style: uplifting, captivating, serious, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: vietnam war, prison, survival, confined, military, human spirit, captivity, ambition, life is a bitch, hopes, soldier, rebellion ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 50s, 20th century
Place: vietnam
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Forever Nevermore (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Brazil
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A dramatic novel that presents the submission in a relationship between an Italian settler and a Brazilian woman in 1932. Luiza is a generation of women who were sent to convents to be educated, many of the high cost of permanency option ran out and ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, gloomy
Plot: rebellion, love affair, forbidden love, couples, revolution, rivalry, love and romance, society, life is a bitch, wartime life, vengeance, war ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: latin america, brazil
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Che Guevara (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When he is captured in Bolivia, the "Che" is conducted to prission, when he remembers his life facts, the revolution and the women.
Style: captivating, uplifting, realistic, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: leadership, rebellion, revolution, politics, injustice, folk hero, fighting the system, righting the wronged, hopes, state affairs, escapades, working class ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, year 1956, year 1959 ...
Place: bolivia, havana cuba, latin america, cuba, guatemala ...
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MacArthur (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The film portrays MacArthur's (Gregory Peck) life from 1942, before the Battle of Bataan, to 1952, the time after he had been removed from his Korean War command by President Truman (Ed Flanders) for insubordination, and is recounted in ...
Style: realistic, serious, melancholic, epic, intense ...
Plot: world war two, military, pow, soldier, war, politics, island, rebellion, ruler, ambition, revolution, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s
Place: usa, japan, korea, the philippines, new york ...
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Persepolis (2007)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1970s Iran, Marjane 'Marji' Statrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family of a long dream being fulfilled of the hated Shah's defeat in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. However as Marji grows up, she ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, adult animation, rough ...
Plot: coming of age, freedom, iraq iran war, revolution, family relations, parent child relationship, life is a bitch, society, depression, muslim, self discovery, rebellion ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1986 ...
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran, france, austria ...
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Escape from Sobibor (1987)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Yugoslavia
Duration: 143 min.
Story: During WWII, the death camp at Treblinka had an escape, causing the Commandant at a similar camp in Sobibor to vow (actually threaten) that his camp would never experience the same thing. But those who were its captives, the Jewish laborers that had ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: concentration camp, pow, world war two, escape, captivity, genocide, brutality, against humanity, corporal punishment, holocaust, hopes, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe
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The Last Emperor (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, China, Italy, France, USA
Duration: 163 min.
Story: A dramatic history of Pu Yi, the last of the Emperors of China, from his lofty birth and brief reign in the Forbidden City, the object of worship by half a billion people; through his abdication, his decline and dissolute lifestyle; his exploitation ...
Style: epic, emotional, stylized, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: emperor, childhood, world war two, communism, arranged marriage, suicide attempt, breast feeding, teacher, revolution, arson, divorce, interrogation ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1920s, 1930s, 1910s ...
Place: china, asia, beijing china, japan
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Che: Part Two (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Spain, France, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: After the Cuban Revolution, Che is at the height of his fame and power. Then he disappears, re-emerging incognito in Bolivia, where he organizes a small group of Cuban comrades and Bolivian recruits to start the great Latin American Revolution. ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: revolution, communism, dictatorship, leadership, idealism, sacrifice, hopes, historical character, rebel, folk hero, state affairs, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1967, year 1966
Place: bolivia, latin america, cuba, south america
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Haven (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: This is the true story of a woman named Ruth Gruber who travels to Europe to help escort 1000 Jewish War victims to the United States. She comes to love and feel sorry for them all, and fights for their rights to live in America.
Style: emotional, disturbing, sincere, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, anti semitism, deportation, rescue, immigrants, human spirit, idealism, heroic mission, fighting the system, wartime life, society ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: europe, washington d.c., switzerland, belgrade, mediterranean sea ...
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Heaven & Earth (1993)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Le Ly lives in a small Vietnamese village whose serenity is shattered when war breaks out. Caught between the Viet Cong and the South Vietnamese army, the village is all but destroyed. After being both brutalized and raped, Le Ly resolves to flee. ...
Style: realistic, bleak, psychological, serious, emotional ...
Plot: vietnam war, interracial relations, village, war crime, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, crumbling marriage, opposites attract, survival, father daughter relationship, dog, domestic violence ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon, iraq, california
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Dirty Hearts (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Brazil, Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1945, Japan surrendered to the United States and the Second World War was over. Right? Wrong. For eighty percent of the Japanese community in Brazil, Japan had won the war and defeat was nothing more than American propaganda. The few immigrants ...
Style: tense, disturbing, bleak, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: terrorism, crimes, society, immigrants, state affairs, life is a bitch, couples, husband wife relationship, hidden truth, brainwashing, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, post world war two, 1940s, year 1945
Place: brazil
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Nanking (2007)
Genre: Biography, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story of the rape of Nanking, one of the most tragic events in history. In 1937, the invading Japanese army murdered over 200,000 and raped tens of thousands of Chinese. In the midst of this horror, a small group of Western expatriates banded ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspense, touching ...
Plot: atrocity, massacre, rescue, world war two, rape, war crime, testimony, invasion, daring rescue, sexual abuse, against humanity, survival ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1938, year 1937
Place: china, asia, japan, shanghai
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Che: Part One (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Spain, Mexico
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The Argentine, begins as Che and a band of Cuban exiles (led by Fidel Castro) reach the Cuban shore from Mexico in 1956. Within two years, they mobilized popular support and an army and toppled the U.S.-friendly regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista.
Style: epic, thought provoking, sincere, captivating, serious ...
Plot: revolution, cuban revolution, communism, dictatorship, execution, idealism, fighting the system, state affairs, leadership, political unrest, freedom, military ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, year 1958, year 1957
Place: cuba, latin america, new york, mexico city
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A Mighty Heart (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on Mariane Pearl's account of the terrifying and unforgettable story of her husband, Wall Street Journal reporter Danny Pearl's life and death.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, suspenseful, factual ...
Plot: murder, loss of spouse, investigation, politics, friendship, faith, kidnapping, journalism, execution, missing person, muslim, fbi ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, september 11 2001, 2000s ...
Place: pakistan, middle east, new york, manhattan new york city, los angeles ...
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In the Time of the Butterflies (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the Time of the Butterflies is inspired by the true story of the three Mirabal sisters who, in 1960, were murdered for their part in an underground plot to overthrow the government.
Style: realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: politics, political corruption, revolution, butterfly, government, siblings relations, tragic love, vengeance, dishonesty, love and romance, conspiracy, corrupt official ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 50s, 60s
Place: dominican republic
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The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: During the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam, Otto Frank decides to hide his family, who are Jewish, after his daughter Margot is called to appear for transport to a Nazi labour camp. Miep Gies, Otto Frank's office assistant hides them in the attic ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, disturbing, bleak
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, strong female presence, family life, attic, racism, wartime life, family in danger, human spirit, society, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland
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Salvador (1986)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA, Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A second rated journalist from the US tries his luck in El Salvador during the military dictatorship in the 1980s.
Style: tense, suspense, thought provoking, rough, captivating ...
Plot: civil war, journalism, photojournalist, war, war correspondent, dictator, politics, liberal, media, state affairs, life is a bitch, confession booth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: central america, latin america, south america
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Bethune: The Making of a Hero (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Canada, China, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: True story of Norman Bethune, a medical doctor who fought for justice in China during Mao's rise to power.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, epic, suspense ...
Plot: fascism, evacuation, military, politics, human spirit, idealism, revolution, injustice, rebellion, media, hopes, medical profession ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, pre world war two
Place: china, spain, asia, russia, madrid ...
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Frances (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The true story of Frances Farmer's meteoric rise to fame in Hollywood and the tragic turn her life took when she was blacklisted.
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, factual ...
Plot: rich and poor, hollywood, mental illness, mother daughter relationship, family relations, showbiz, actor's life, female protagonist, life is a bitch, rise to the top, parents and children, introspection ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1940s, 50s, 70s
Place: california, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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The Flowers of War (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 146 min.
Story: A Westerner finds refuge with a group of women in a church during Japan's rape of Nanking in 1937. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: prostitute, world war two, atrocity, sino japanese war, japanese occupation of china, suffering, rape, brothel, oppression, forced prostitution, prostitution, clergy ...
Time: 1930s, year 1937, 20th century
Place: china, asia, japan, germany
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Kundun (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Monaco, Morocco
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The Tibetans refer to the Dalai Lama as 'Kundun', which means 'The Presence'. He was forced to escape from his native home, Tibet, when communist China invaded and enforced an oppressive regime upon the peaceful nation. The Dalai ...
Style: thought provoking, stylized, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: buddhism, buddhist monk, buddha, politics, exile, monastery, communism, society, leadership, hopes, political unrest, occupation ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 50s, 20th century
Place: tibet, china, asia, hiroshima japan, india ...
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Men Behind the Sun 4 (1995)
Genre: Drama, History, Horror, Thriller, War
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Black Sun: The Nanking Massacre, also called Men Behind the Sun 4, is a 1994 Hong Kong film directed by Mou Tun Fei and is in many ways considered to be a follow up to the 1987 shockumentary film, Men Behind the Sun. The movie depicts the events ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: genocide, rape, massacre, society, survival, state affairs, war, soldier, confined, military, against humanity, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: china, asia, japan
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The Confession (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 139 min.
Story: The vice-minister of Foreign Affairs of Czechoslovakia, knowing he's being watched and followed, is one day arrested and put into solitary confinement by his blackmailers.
Style: thought provoking, tense, psychological, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: life sentence, mind game, prison, injustice, totalitarianism, solitary, power relations, social decay, isolation, price of justice, false accusation, society ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, year 1952, year 1968 ...
Place: czech republic, czechoslovakia, ussr, central europe, prague
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Eleni (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Nick is a writer in New York when he gets posted to a bureau in Greece. He has waited 30 years for this. He wants to know why his mother was killed in the civil war years earlier. In a parallel plot line we see Nick as a young boy and his family as ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, psychological, emotional, serious ...
Plot: village, revolution, civil war, wartime life, holocaust, uncover truth, self discovery, genocide, haunted by the past, political unrest, society, fighting the system ...
Place: greece, europe
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