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: rough, suspenseful, disturbing, bleak, sincere, serious, intellectual, harsh, intense, suspense ...
Plot: terrorism, revolution, politics, anti war, robbery, political unrest, journalist, court, judge, police brutality, bomb, german, crimes, fighting the system, state affairs, sniper, determination, historical character, attack, social decay, rebellion, idealism, post war, suicide, radical ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1976, year 1972, year 1970, year 1977 ...
Place: germany, europe, west berlin west germany, berlin germany, rome italy, middle east, dubai ...

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Most similar movies to The Baader Meinhof Complex

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, interesting, serious and dramatic films with plots about storytelling, corruption, brutality, mentor, runaway, greed and violence mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Baader Meinhof Complex: Munich (2005), Carlos (2010), Mesrine: Public Enemy #1 (2008), The Last King of Scotland (2006), Baader (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Munich (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
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: rough, bleak, suspenseful, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, terrorism, mossad, secret agents, vengeance, hostage, murder, assassination, jewish, politics, terrorist, justice ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: middle east, europe, israel, lebanon, munich germany ...
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Carlos (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, captivating, epic, atmospheric ...
Plot: terrorism, revolutionary, murderer, terrorist, gunfight, radical, mission, leader, wanted, crimes, hostage situation, politician ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, 90s
Place: lebanon, middle east, sudan, europe, africa ...
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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: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, escape, robbery, crimes, french, torture, chase, notoriety, mob boss, against the rules, realism, cruelty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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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: suspenseful, rough, serious, brutal, factual ...
Plot: dictatorship, genocide, dictator, doctor, against humanity, atrocity, politics, corruption, blacks and whites, head of state, attempted murder, assistant ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: uganda, africa, scotland
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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, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, rebellion, gang, social decay, tough heroes, chaos, state affairs, confined, fighting the system, crimes, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: germany, west germany
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Z (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, 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: tense, thought provoking, bleak, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: conspiracy, assassination, military, cia, politics, political corruption, photojournalist, protest, liberal, government, police, courtroom drama ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: greece, europe
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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: talky, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, serious ...
Plot: politics, kidnapping, terrorism, heroes, revolutionary, terrorist, freedom, media, confined, journalism, crimes, state affairs ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969, year 1967, year 1968 ...
Place: brazil, algeria, rio de janeiro, mexico city, portugal ...
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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, disturbing, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: nazism, historical character, resistance, nazi germany, death sentence, german, politics, human spirit, fighting the system, rebellion, gestapo, court ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: munich germany, germany, europe, east germany, poland ...
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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, emotional, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: protest, politics, political unrest, police brutality, fighting the system, idealism, rebelliousness, chaos and mayhem, resistance, state affairs, hopes, social activist ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1999, 80s
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c., canada, latin america
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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: thought provoking, tense, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, police brutality, politics, civil rights, racism, apartheid, rebellion, fighting the system, political unrest, social problems, blacks and whites, injustice ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1991
Place: south africa, africa, angola
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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: realistic, disturbing, suspense, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: prison, torture, brutality, injustice, court, escape, lawyer, escape attempt, convict, sadism, drug smuggling, hashish ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1970, year 1972, year 1975 ...
Place: turkey, brooklyn new york city, istanbul turkey, greece
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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: tense, rough, bleak, realistic, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, rise to the top, romancing a criminal, robbery, organized crime, against the rules, crimes, criminal heroes, ambition, mob boss, prison life ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 70s
Place: france, paris france, montreal, europe, canada ...
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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, tense, suspense, factual, inspirational ...
Plot: terrorism, manhunt, chief of police, gunfight, tragedy, chase, investigation, surveillance, violence, courage, brutality, police ...
Time: year 2013, 21st century, 2010s
Place: massachusetts, boston, usa, california
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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, captivating, serious, suspense ...
Plot: politics, police detective, investigation, crimes, dance school, fighting crime, political unrest, corruption, terrorism, ballet, teacher, dancing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, spain, israel
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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: thought provoking, psychological, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: torture, prison, experiment, rape, aggression, disorder, surveillance, humiliation, power relations, rivalry, sadism, abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: germany, canada
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The Day of the Jackal (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An international assassin known as ‘The Jackal’ is employed by disgruntled French generals to kill President Charles de Gaulle, with a dedicated gendarme on the assassin's trail.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: terrorism, conspiracy, politics, hitman, assassination attempt, assassination, serial killer, law enforcement, terrorist, police, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1963, 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe, london, vienna ...
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Serpico (1973)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The real-life struggle of an honest New York City cop against a corrupt system.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: fighting the system, police corruption, hippie, whistleblower, idealism, police investigation, undercover cop, social decay, life is a bitch, partners, ethics, bribery ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: It’s 1974 and Sam Bicke has lost everything. His wife leaves him with his three kids, his boss fires him, his brother turns away from him, and the bank won’t give him any money to start anew. He tries to find someone to blame for his misfortunes ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Plot: vietnam war, hypocrisy, obsession, depression, robbery, revenge, head of state, assassination attempt, attempted murder, rules and policies, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: baltimore, usa, vietnam
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United 93 (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A real time account of the events on United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on 9/11 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot.
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: terrorism, airplane, hijacking, 9/11, al qaeda, terrorist, tragic event, death, self sacrifice, war on terror, passenger, peril ...
Time: 21st century, september 11 2001, contemporary, 2000s, year 2001
Place: boston, new york, new jersey, pennsylvania, usa ...
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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, sincere, rough, serious ...
Plot: prison, prisoner, ira, suffering, prison life, humiliation, protest, police brutality, dying, hunger, fighting the system, idealism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981, 70s
Place: northern ireland, 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, realistic, serious, captivating, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gunfight, criminal heroes, bank robbery, group of criminals, master criminal, chase, organized crime, crimes, partners, fighting crime, determination ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois, tucson arizona, ohio ...
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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, surprise ending, tense, exciting, serious ...
Plot: vengeance, master criminal, justice, murder, fighting the system, vigilantism, prison, mind game, injustice, perfect crime, outsmarting, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
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The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: India
Duration: 155 min.
Story: The Legend of Bhagat Singh is a 2002 Indian historical biographical film about Bhagat Singh, a freedom fighter who fought for Indian independence.It shows in detail how Singh came to develop his views on the British Raj and his struggle for Indian ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sincere, tense ...
Plot: patriotism, police brutality, rebellion, fighting the system, social decay, revolution, injustice, life is a bitch, society, rebelliousness, idealism, atrocity ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: india, asia, punjab
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Dark Blue (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Set during the Rodney King riots, a robbery homicide investigation triggers a series of events that will cause a corrupt LAPD officer to question his tactics.
Style: tense, captivating, serious, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police brutality, police corruption, rookie, police investigation, crimes, partners, fighting the system, crime and punishment, testimony, dishonesty, law enforcement, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1992
Place: los angeles, usa, california, southern california, new jersey
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What to Do in Case of Fire (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: What To Do In Case of Fire? tells the humorous and touching story of six former creative anarchists who lived as house squatters in Berlin during its heyday in the 80s when Berlin was still an island in the middle of the former eastern Germany. At ...
Style: suspense, realistic, humorous, semi serious, compassionate ...
Plot: politics, friendship, investigation, bomb, radical, fighting the system, political unrest, friends, society, crimes, rebelliousness, haunted by the past ...
Time: 80s, 2000s, year 1987, 90s
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, brazil, rio de janeiro
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Elite Squad: 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, realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corruption, political corruption, politics, police corruption, torture, jail, organized crime, criminal, crimes, poverty, fighting the system, reformatory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america, south america
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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, captivating, suspense, compassionate ...
Plot: tunnel, politics, betrayal, political unrest, heroes, daring rescue, berlin wall, freedom, wartime, breast feeding, cold war, family relations ...
Time: 60s
Place: germany, berlin germany, east germany, west berlin west germany, east berlin ...
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Snowden (2016)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: CIA employee Edward Snowden leaks thousands of classified documents to the press.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, clever, tense ...
Plot: espionage, fighting the system, journalism, whistleblower, idealism, moral dilemma, national security, media, hacking, surveillance, conspiracy, against the rules ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, year 2011, year 2004 ...
Place: usa, japan, russia, new york, hawaii ...
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Hoffa (1992)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Jack Nicholson's portrait of union leader James R. Hoffa, as seen through the eyes of his friend, Bobby Ciaro (Danny DeVito). The film follows Hoffa through his countless battles with the RTA and President Roosevelt all the way to a conclusion ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: labor union, gangsters, politics, crimes, rise and fall, social activist, political corruption, political intrigue, working class, americana, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 1930s, 1940s, 50s ...
Place: detroit, washington d.c., new york, michigan, 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: emotional, realistic, thought provoking, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: prison, bomb, court, irish, torture, false accusation, rebellion, lawyer, terrorist, courtroom, terrorism, interrogation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: ireland, england, europe, london, scotland ...
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