Movies like The Baader Meinhof Complex

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The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)
The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)
Original name: Der Baader Meinhof Komplex
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany, France, Czech Republic
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Der Baader Meinhof Komplex depicts the political turmoil in the period from 1967 to the bloody "Deutschen Herbst" in 1977. The movie approaches the events based on Stefan Aust's standard work on Die Rote Armee Fraktion (RAF). The story centers on the leadership of the self named anti-fascist resistance to state violence: Andreas Baader, Ulrike Meinhof and Gudrun Ensslin.
Style: political, bleak, realistic, harsh, intense, rough, suspenseful, disturbing, sincere, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: terrorism, revolution, politics, anti war, bomb, revolutionary, journalist, prison, protest, idealism, rebellion, court, terrorist, kidnapping, capitalism, german history, assassination, german, fighting the system, robbery, police brutality, judge, suicide, terrorist attack, female terrorist ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1976, year 1972, year 1970, year 1977 ...
Place: germany, berlin germany, west berlin west germany, africa, israel, east germany, rome italy ...

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Most similar movies to The Baader Meinhof Complex

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, dramatic and suspenseful films with plots about corruption, brutality, mentor, storytelling, suspense, runaway and politics mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Baader Meinhof Complex: Munich (2005), Carlos the Jackal (2010), Mesrine: Public Enemy #1 (2008), Z (1969), V for Vendetta (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Munich (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, Canada, USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: During the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, eleven Israeli athletes are taken hostage and murdered by a Palestinian terrorist group known as Black September. In retaliation, the Israeli government recruits a group of Mossad agents to track down and ...
Style: political, suspenseful, intense, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, espionage, vengeance, assassination, jewish, spy, mossad, politics, murder, judaism, terrorist, secret agents ...
Time: 70s, year 1972, 20th century
Place: middle east, israel, germany, beirut lebanon, europe ...
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Carlos the Jackal (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 334 min.
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Story: The story of Venezuelan revolutionary, Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, who founded a worldwide terrorist organization and raided the OPEC headquarters in 1975 before being caught by the French police.
Style: tense, suspenseful, political, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Plot: terrorism, revolutionary, terrorist, murderer, gunfight, politics, character study, leader, wanted, radical, mission, cruelty ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: berlin germany, lebanon, middle east, south america, syria ...
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Mesrine: Public Enemy #1 (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The story of Jacques Mesrine, France's public enemy No. 1 during the 1970s. After nearly two decades of legendary criminal feats -- from multiple bank robberies and to prison breaks -- Mesrine was gunned down by the French police in Paris.
Style: intense, realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, escape, chase, french, organized crime, mafia, prison, heist, character study, suspense, against the rules, notoriety ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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Z (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Algeria
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Repression is the rule of the day in this film that skewers Greek governance of the 1960s. Z, a leftist rabble rouser, is killed in what appears to be a traffic accident. But given the political climate, the death of such a prominent activist raises ...
Style: political, realistic, thought provoking, tense, bleak ...
Plot: conspiracy, politics, military, assassination, police, government, investigation, corruption, murder investigation, political corruption, justice, violence ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: greece, france, africa, europe
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V for Vendetta (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In a world in which Great Britain has become a fascist state, a masked vigilante known only as 'V' conducts guerrilla warfare against the oppressive British government. When 'V' rescues a young woman from the secret police, he ...
Style: futuristic, philosophical, stylized, intense, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: distopia, revolution, revenge, vengeance, fighting the system, freedom, society, vigilante, superhero, rebellion, vigilantism, mysterious character ...
Time: future, near future, 2020s
Place: london, england, britain, big ben london, europe
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Patriots Day (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: An account of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis's actions in the events leading up to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists behind it.
Style: intense, emotional, tense, factual, inspirational ...
Plot: terrorism, police, tragedy, fbi, gunfight, suspense, terrorist, manhunt, explosions, violence, investigation, chase ...
Time: 2010s, year 2013, 21st century
Place: massachusetts, boston, california, usa
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Four Days in September (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Brazil, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Fernando, a journalist, and his friend César join terrorist group MR8 in order to fight Brazilian dictatorial regime during the late sixties. Cesare, however, is wounded and captured during a bank hold up. Fernando then decides to kidnap the ...
Style: realistic, political, talky, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: terrorist, politics, kidnapping, freedom, revolution, brutality, betrayal, male nudity, idealism, life philosophy, runaway, suspense ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1967, year 1968 ...
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, california, berlin germany, lisbon portugal ...
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Mesrine: Killer Instinct (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Canada, Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Jacques Mesrine, a loyal son and dedicated soldier, is back home and living with his parents after serving in the Algerian War. Soon he is seduced by the neon glamour of sixties Paris and the easy money it presents. Mentored by Guido, Mesrine turns ...
Style: bleak, tense, realistic, intense, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, mafia, rise to the top, against the rules, prison, robbery, prison escape, romancing a criminal, heist, character study, gang ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 50s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france, canada, africa, montreal ...
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Catch a Fire (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, UK, South Africa, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The true story of anti-apartheid activists in South Africa, and particularly the life of Patrick Chamusso, a timid foreman at Secunda CTL, the largest synthetic fuel plant in the world. Patrick is wrongly accused, imprisoned and tortured for an ...
Style: tense, thought provoking, factual, emotional, harsh ...
Plot: terrorism, racism, politics, fighting the system, rebellion, police brutality, civil rights, apartheid, visceral, ethnic conflict, political unrest, social problems ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1991, year 1980
Place: africa, south africa, angola
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Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: True story of Germany's most famous anti-Nazi heroine brought to thrilling, dramatic life. Sophie Scholl stars Julia Jentsch in a luminous performance as the fearless activist of the underground student resistance group, The White Rose. Armed ...
Style: touching, tense, sincere, suspenseful, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: politics, nazism, world war two, resistance, death sentence, nazi germany, gestapo, historical character, nazi, lawyer, rebellion, fighting the system ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, year 1943, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, berlin germany, east germany, munich germany ...
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Midnight Express (1978)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Billy Hayes is caught attempting to smuggle drugs out of Turkey. The Turkish courts decide to make an example of him, sentencing him to more than 30 years in prison. Hayes has two opportunities for release: the appeals made by his lawyer, his ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, psychological, serious, controversial ...
Plot: prison, torture, court, brutality, injustice, escape, lawyer, suspense, prison escape, drugs, escape attempt, jail ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1970, year 1972, year 1975 ...
Place: turkey, brooklyn new york city, istanbul turkey, greece
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The Last King of Scotland (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Young Scottish doctor, Nicholas Garrigan decides it's time for an adventure after he finishes his formal education, so he decides to try his luck in Uganda, and arrives during the downfall of President Obote. General Idi Amin comes to power and ...
Style: political, harsh, brutal, bloody, factual ...
Plot: dictatorship, genocide, politics, doctor, polygamy, dictator, atrocity, corruption, suspense, attempted murder, against humanity, torture ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: africa, uganda, scotland
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The Experiment (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Das Experiment is a shocking psycho thriller about the potential for brutality that humans hide. Even more shocking is the fact that it’s based on an actual occurrence—a 1971 psychological experiment at Stanford University that was aborted ...
Style: psychological, thought provoking, rough, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: prison, experiment, torture, suspense, aggression, human experiment, psychology, disorder, prison escape, isolation, degradation, abuse ...
Time: 70s, 21st century
Place: germany, canada
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Elite Squad 2: The Enemy Within (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After a bloody invasion of the BOPE in the High-Security Penitentiary Bangu 1 in Rio de Janeiro to control a rebellion of interns, the Lieutenant-Colonel Roberto Nascimento and the second in command Captain André Matias are accused by the Human ...
Style: tense, political, realistic, unusual plot structure, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, corruption, politics, gangsters, police corruption, political corruption, favela, gunfight, swat team, poverty, police investigation, justice ...
Time: 21st century
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america, south america
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Battle in Seattle (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Thousands of activists arrive in Seattle, Washington in masses to protest the WTO Ministerial Conference of 1999 (World Trade Organization). Although it began as a peaceful protest with a goal of stopping the WTO talks, it escalated into a ...
Style: thought provoking, political, intellectual, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: politics, protest, fighting the system, idealism, police brutality, freedom, political unrest, state affairs, rebelliousness, hopes, chaos and mayhem, resistance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1999, 80s
Place: seattle, usa, canada, washington d.c., latin america
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Hunger (2008)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of Bobby Sands, the IRA member who led the 1981 hunger strike in which Republican prisoners tried to win political status. It dramatises events in the Maze prison in the six weeks prior to Sands’ death.
Style: disturbing, bleak, political, sincere, dark ...
Plot: prison, ira, suicide, rebellion, idealism, irish republican army, police brutality, suffering, protest, prison life, prisoner, prison escape ...
Time: 20th century, year 1981, 80s, 70s
Place: ireland, northern ireland, europe, belfast
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Public Enemies (2009)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Depression-era bank robber John Dillinger's charm and audacity endear him to much of America's downtrodden public, but he's also a thorn in the side of J. Edgar Hoover and the fledgling FBI. Desperate to capture the elusive outlaw, ...
Style: stylized, factual, exciting, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gunfight, organized crime, bank robbery, group of criminals, escape, criminal heroes, heist, gang, mafia, fbi, manhunt ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 90s, year 1933, 70s
Place: usa, tucson arizona, indiana, chicago illinois, illinois ...
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The Tunnel (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, Olympic swimmer Harry Melchior defects from East Germany in the 1960s and hatches a daring plot to help his sister and others flee East Berlin through a 145-yard underground tunnel.
Style: suspenseful, tense, compassionate, captivating, political ...
Plot: tunnel, berlin wall, politics, suspense, betrayal, communism, escape, political unrest, wartime, freedom, breast feeding, brutality ...
Time: 60s
Place: east germany, germany, berlin germany, west berlin west germany, german democratic republic ...
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Baader (2002)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Andreas Baader starts out as a small-time criminal. In Berlin, he is recruited by a revolutionary cell. They plan to overthrow the state.
Style: realistic, rough, disturbing, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, gang, rebellion, social decay, confined, fighting the system, rebelliousness, state affairs, political unrest, working class, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: germany, west germany
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Flame & Citron (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Denmark, Germany, Norway, France, Sweden, Finland, Czech Republic
Duration: 130 min.
Story: During Nazi occupation, red-headed Bent Faurschou-Hviid ("Flame") and Jørgen Haagen Schmith ("Citron"), assassins in the Danish resistance, take orders from Winther, who's in direct contact with Allied leaders. One shoots, ...
Style: realistic, sincere, factual, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: war, world war two, gestapo, resistance, betrayal, spy, nazi, dishonesty, nazism, wartime, double agent, organized crime ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, post world war two, year 1940, year 1944
Place: denmark, germany, poland, copenhagen, europe ...
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Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.
Style: twist ending, psychological, surprise ending, clever, tense ...
Plot: vengeance, prison, justice, investigation, vigilantism, suspense, master criminal, fighting the system, lawyer, murder, mind game, death ...
Time: 21st century
Place: philadelphia, usa
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In the Name of the Father (1993)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A small time thief from Belfast, Gerry Conlon, is falsely implicated in the IRA bombing of a pub that kills several people while he is in London. He and his four friends are coerced by British police into confessing their guilt. Gerry's father ...
Style: political, thought provoking, sentimental, touching, dramatic ...
Plot: prison, lawyer, terrorism, terrorist, father son relationship, court, courtroom, justice, irish republican army, politics, legal, bomb ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: ireland, northern ireland, england, london, canada ...
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'71 (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young British soldier must find his way back to safety after his unit accidentally abandons him during a riot in the streets of Belfast.
Style: serious, suspenseful, political, atmospheric, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, terrorism, war, ira, soldier, irish republican army, military, suspense, british, violence, brutality, wartime ...
Time: 70s, year 1971, 20th century
Place: ireland, england, northern ireland, belfast, london
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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, political, harsh, factual, thought provoking ...
Plot: civil war, journalism, politics, war correspondent, photojournalist, war, reporter, suspense, cold war, revolution, military, dictator ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: latin america, san francisco, central america, south america
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Max Manus: Man of War (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Norway, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Max Manus is a Norwegian 2008 biographic war film based on the real events of the life of resistance fighter Max Manus (1914–96), after his contribution in the Winter War against the Soviet Union. The story follows Manus through the outbreak of ...
Style: intense, tense, brutal, factual, light ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: world war two, resistance, nazi, nazism, war, military, escape, gestapo, courage, manhunt, terrorism, sacrifice ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, 20th century
Place: norway, scotland, germany, africa, russia ...
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The Lives of Others (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A tragic love story set in East Berlin with the backdrop of an undercover Stasi controlled culture. Stasi captain Wieler is ordered to follow author Dreyman and plunges deeper and deeper into his life until he reaches the threshold of doubting the ...
Style: gloomy, tense, reflective, atmospheric, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: cold war, surveillance, spy, communism, berlin wall, stasi, iron curtain, espionage, voyeurism, loneliness, interrogation, politics ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, 20th century, 90s
Place: east germany, germany, berlin germany, europe, central europe ...
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Body of Lies (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The CIA’s hunt is on for the mastermind of a wave of terrorist attacks. Roger Ferris is the agency’s man on the ground, moving from place to place, scrambling to stay ahead of ever-shifting events. An eye in the sky – a satellite link – ...
Style: clever, exciting, tense, realistic, political ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
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Time: 21st century
Place: middle east, jordan, syria, virginia, israel ...
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The Dancer Upstairs (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A police detective in a South American country is dedicated to hunting down a revolutionary guerilla leader.
Style: atmospheric, tense, political, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: politics, corruption, suspense, character study, police detective, fighting crime, political unrest, teacher, dancing, violence, assassination, murder ...
Time: 21st century
Place: latin america, spain, israel
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Chekist (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Srubov is a part of CHEKA, the secret police Lenin established after the Bolshevik Revolution. They arrest, interview for a minute, try in ten seconds, and execute intellectuals, aristocrats, Jews, clergy, and their families. In the building ...
Style: disturbing, controversial
Plot: bolshevik, basement, bureaucracy, world war one, totalitarian regime, spy, perestroika, female nudity, atrocity, dead woman, dead man, woman killed ...
Time: 1920s
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Elite Squad (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Brazil, USA, Argentina
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In 1997, before the visit of the pope to Rio de Janeiro, Captain Nascimento from BOPE (Special Police Operations Battalion) is assigned to eliminate the risks of the drug dealers in a dangerous slum nearby where the pope intends to be lodged.
Style: disturbing, bleak, serious, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, police brutality, drug traffic, leader, favela, drug lord, slum, gangsters, torture, law enforcement, poverty, police ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 20th century, year 1997, 21st century
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, berlin germany, latin america, south america
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