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Man of Iron (1981)
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Man of Iron (1981)
Original name: Człowiek z żelaza
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In Warsaw in 1980, the Communist Party sends Winkel, a weak, alcoholic TV hack, to Gdansk to dig up dirt on the shipyard strikers, particularly on Maciek Tomczyk, an articulate worker whose father was killed in the December 1970 protests. Posing as sympathetic, Winkel interviews the people surrounding Tomczyk, including his detained wife, Agnieszka.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: strike, working class, fighting the system, injustice, life is a bitch, pursuit, journalism, against the odds, labor union, rebellion, polish, society, political corruption, dishonesty, media, political unrest, rebelliousness, idealism, seaport, state affairs, workplace situations, human, love, ship, spy ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: poland, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and thought provoking films with plots about society, rebellion, politics, fighting the system, state affairs, life is a bitch and injustice mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Man of Iron: Danton (1983), Just Great (1972), The Organizer (1963), Strike (2006), To Kill a Priest (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Man of Marble (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Man of Marble is a Polish film about a student making a film about a bricklayer who was once idolized. She interviews people who knew him and finds old footage that lead to an unfolding mystery that causes her producer to cancel the project.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, meditative, compassionate ...
Plot: heroes, working class, friendship, politics, eviction, injustice, testimony, idealism, pregnancy, ex husband ex wife relationship, father daughter relationship, filmmaker ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 70s, 1950s, year 1976
Place: poland, europe, tokyo, japan, canada
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Danton (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Poland
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Danton and Robespierre were close friends and fought together in the French Revolution, but by 1793 Robespierre was France's ruler, determined to wipe out opposition with a series of mass executions that became known as the Reign of Terror. ...
Style: talky, epic, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: french revolution, revolution, political unrest, politics, idealism, death row, intrigue, rebellion, military, heroes, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1790s, 1930s
Place: france, paris france, poland, europe, spain ...
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38%
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Just Great (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Godard examines the structure of movies, relationships and revolutions through the life of a couple in Paris.
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, witty, sincere ...
Plot: factory, politics, revolution, strike, reporter, rebellion, media, labor union, rebelliousness, boss and employee, working class, political unrest ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, year 1968, 1960s ...
Place: france, paris france, europe, asia, vietnam
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The Organizer (1963)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, Yugoslavia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Professor Sinigaglia (Marcello Mastroianni) is the title character in this darkly comedic Italian drama about mistreated factory workers in the city of Turin. Toiling away in appalling conditions in a textile mill, these employees have no one to ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative, thought provoking ...
Plot: factory, working class, politics, fighting the system, labor union, turin italy, strike, prostitution, running from police, sweatshop, solidarity, misery ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 1900s, 1890s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Strike (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In poverty, she found strength. In oppression, she found courage. In solidarity, she found a reason to believe again. Acclaimed German actress Katharina Thalbach (THE TIN DRUM, SOPHIE’S CHOICE) stars in this hard-hitting historical drama set during ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: working class, labor union, human spirit, ambition, rebellion, fighting the system, workplace, politics, injustice, rebelliousness, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, poland
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33%
Walesa: Man of Hope (2013)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: How was it possible that a single man influenced contemporary world so significantly? This film is an attempt to capture the phenomenon of a common man’s metamorphosis into a charismatic leader — an attempt to see how a Gdansk shipyard ...
Style: captivating, realistic, humorous, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: revolution, fighting the system, rebellion, ambition, politics, leadership, rivalry, righting the wronged, against the odds, rebelliousness, idealism, disorder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: poland, warsaw poland
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33%
To Kill a Priest (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A young priest speaks out against the Communist regime in Poland and is killed for it.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: priest, secret police, state affairs, clergy, human spirit, against the odds, politics, legal action, life is a bitch, injustice, working class, political activist ...
Time: 80s
Place: poland, europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Che! (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Biography of Argentinian revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara, who helped Fidel Castro in his struggle against the corrupt Batista regime, eventually resulting in the overthrow of that government and Castro's taking over of Cuba. The ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, factual ...
Plot: revolution, chaos, leadership, folk hero, political unrest, rebelliousness, idealism, injustice, military, rebellion, society, revolutionary ...
Time: 20th century
Place: cuba, bolivia, latin america, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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80 Millions (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A movie about the power of thousands, the courage of hundreds and friendship of a few, thanks to whom a change of fate of millions became possible. Poland, lower Silesia, the beginning of a very cold winter 1981. After a series of entrapments by the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, political
Plot: heist, labor union, idealism, rebellion, fighting the system, undercover, government agency, hopes, society, crimes, friendship, politics ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: poland
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1900 (1976)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 245 min.
Story: Set in Bertolucci's ancestral region of Emilia, the film chronicles the lives of two men during the political turmoils that took place in Italy in the first half on the 20th century.
Style: epic, thought provoking, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: fascism, friendship, politics, countryside, execution, idealism, italian history, child molester, socialism, ambition, society, war ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: italy, france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Oranges and Sunshine (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of Margaret Humphreys, a social worker from Nottingham, who uncovers one of the most significant social scandals in recent times – the forced migration of children from the United Kingdom. Almost singlehandedly, Margaret reunited ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: social worker, against the odds, fighting the system, uncover truth, deportation, society, state affairs, life is a bitch, injustice, family reunited, rebellion, price of justice ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Groenten uit Balen (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Belgium
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The story of the laborer family Debruycker during the turbulent strike by Vieille Montagne in 1971.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy
Plot: working class, fighting the system, rebellion, labor union, family life, workplace situations, society, human spirit, workplace, life is a bitch, factory worker, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Endgame (2009)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The time is the late '80s, a crucial period in the history of South Africa. President P.W. Botha is hanging on to power by a thread as the African National Congress (ANC) takes up arms against apartheid and the country tumbles toward ...
Style: sincere, tense, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bomb, politics, hopes, danger, rebellion, political unrest, wartime life, revolution, siege, state affairs, life is a bitch, unlikely partners ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: south africa, england, africa, europe, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Some Mother's Son (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the 1981 hunger strike in a British prison, in which IRA prisoner Bobby Sands led a protest against the treatment of IRA prisoners as criminals rather than as prisoners of war. The film focuses on the mothers of two of the ...
Style: bleak, captivating, uplifting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: politics, prison, betrayal, legal, terrorism, family relations, strike, struggle, terrorist, human spirit, family life, rebellion ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Promised Land (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 179 min.
Story: The Polish film based on the book of the same name by Wladyslaw Reymont. Taking place in the nineteenth century town of Łódź, Poland, three friends want to make a lot of money by building and investing in a textile factory. An exceptional ...
Style: epic, biting, suspense, realistic, serious
Plot: factory, friendship, infidelity, politics, factory worker, fire, adultery, revenge, brutality, capitalist, arsonist, capitalism ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century
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Interrogation (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In Stalinist Poland, cabaret singer Tonia decides to spend the evening drinking with a group of friends. The next morning, she awakes to find that, for reasons unknown to her, she has been jailed as a political prisoner. As prison officials ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, realistic, thought provoking, serious
Plot: false accusation, prison, prison life, injustice, totalitarianism, dishonesty, society, confined, life is a bitch, polish, political corruption, state affairs ...
Time: 80s
Place: poland, europe, central europe, eastern europe
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Priest Daens (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Belgium, France, Netherlands
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In the 1890s, Father Adolf Daens goes to Aalst, a textile town where child labor is rife, pay and working conditions are horrible, the poor have no vote, and the Catholic church backs the petite bourgeoisie in oppressing workers. He writes a few ...
Style: bleak, captivating, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: revolution, politics, factory, working class, injustice, fighting the system, religions or cults, exploit, social differences, workplace situations, against the odds, rebelliousness ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century, 1890s, turn of the century ...
Place: belgium, europe, flanders, poland, berlin germany ...
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Moonlighting (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Polish contractor, Nowak, leads a group of workmen to London so they can provide cheap labor for a government official based there. Nowak (Irons) has to manage the project and the men as they encounter the tempations of the West and loneliness and ...
Style: bleak, realistic, thought provoking, tense, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, working class, workplace situations, fish out of water, boss and employee, political unrest, disorder, injustice, polish, power relations, misfit, workplace ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, poland, europe, england
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Press (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Turkey
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of a Kurdish newspaper whose journalists are under the constant threat of being abducted and killed by the state security forces.
Style: captivating, realistic, thought provoking, serious
Plot: journalism, media, politics, political unrest, workplace, society, realism, rivalry, crimes, danger, uncover truth, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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Made in Dagenham (2010)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A dramatization of the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination.
Style: touching, contemplative, realistic, semi serious, uplifting ...
Plot: discrimination, working class, protest, injustice, gender, factory, workplace, fighting the system, idealism, revolution, rebelliousness, workplace situations ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1966, year 1968 ...
Place: england, europe, london, big ben london, michigan ...
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The Molly Maguires (1970)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Life is rough in the coal mines of 1876 Pennsylvania. A secret group of Irish emigrant miners, known as the Molly Maguires, fights against the cruelty of the mining company with sabotage and murder. A detective, also an Irish emigrant, is hired to ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: terrorism, fighting the system, coal mining, leadership, society, working undercover, injustice, crimes, legal, social decay, miner, rebel ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Kautokeino Rebellion (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Religious and cultural reawakening inspires rebellion in a 19th century Norwegian village.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, epic, bleak
Plot: rebellion, rebel, political unrest, rebelliousness, life is a bitch, society, religions or cults, state affairs, tragic event, christianity, war, norwegian ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, norway
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Miral (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Israel, Italy, India, USA
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: realistic, sentimental, stylized, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: orphan, refugee, rebellion, human spirit, injustice, life is a bitch, politics, refugees, idealism, haunted by the past, terrorism, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 1960s, 90s ...
Place: middle east, israel, palestinian authority, jerusalem, palestine
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26%
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Comrades (1986)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 183 min.
Story: The story of "The Tolpuddle Martyrs". A group of 19th century English farm labourers who formed one of the first trade unions and started a campaign to receive fair wages.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, emotional, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: labor union, deportation, secret movement, injustice, negotiation, power relations, tragic hero, rich and poor, human spirit, rebelliousness, social differences, working class ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, britain, australia
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Blame it on Fidel (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A 9-year-old girl weathers big changes in her household as her parents become radical political activists in 1970-71 Paris.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, radical, family life, political unrest, family problems, hopes, state affairs, immigrants, journalism, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe, cuba, chile ...
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Bloody Sunday (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The dramatised story of the Irish civil rights protest march on January 30 1972 which ended in a massacre by British troops.
Style: bleak, rough, disturbing, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: civil rights, ira, fighting the system, state affairs, political unrest, life is a bitch, social problems, conflict, social decay, society, protest, irish ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: ireland, northern ireland, europe, england, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
St. Michael Had a Rooster (1972)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sentenced to life imprisonment for illegal activities, Italian International member Giulio Manieri holds on to his political ideals while struggling against madness in the loneliness of his prison cell.
Style: contemplative, gloomy, realistic, serious, thought provoking
Plot: revolution, politics, political unrest, prison, introspection, chaos and mayhem, human spirit, moral dilemma, self discovery, prison life, haunted by the past, solitary ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Suffragette (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Based on true events about the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement who were forced underground to evade the State.
Style: captivating, factual, inspirational, bleak, visually appealing ...
Plot: fighting the system, feminism, rebellion, women, rebelliousness, gender, feminist, politics, adoption, prejudice, working class, idealism ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 19th century, 20th century, year 1912 ...
Place: england, london, europe, israel, ireland ...
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24%
Harlan County War (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A Kentucky woman whose mine-worker husband is nearly killed in a cave-in, and whose father is slowly dying of black lung disease, joins the picket lines for a long, violent strike.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: rebellion, fighting the system, against the odds, price of justice, ambition, injustice, life is a bitch, legal, society, human spirit, working class, racism ...
Time: 70s
Place: kentucky, usa, appalachia, new york
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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: realistic, disturbing, uplifting, captivating, serious ...
Plot: leadership, revolution, rebellion, politics, injustice, righting the wronged, fighting the system, folk hero, social decay, political unrest, rebelliousness, working class ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1959 ...
Place: bolivia, havana cuba, latin america, guatemala, cuba ...
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