Movies like Down Came a Blackbird

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Down Came a Blackbird (1995)
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Down Came a Blackbird (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A woman struggles with the death of her lover. He was killed by South-American fascists.
Style: psychological, rough, thought provoking, serious, emotional, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: kidnapping, clinic, survival, distopia, politics, crimes, terrorism, genocide, missing person, life is a bitch, journalism, legal, media, confined, on the run, haunted by the past, against humanity, state affairs, price of justice, journalist, torture, psychological trauma, reporter, male female relationship, victim ...
Time: 90s

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Most similar movies to Down Came a Blackbird

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and disturbing films with plots about crimes, life is a bitch, danger, politics, state affairs, confined and deadly mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Down Came a Blackbird: Afterburn (1992), October (1994), Boxed (2002), Special Bulletin (1983), Ezra (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Afterburn (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on a true story, one woman takes on the U.S. military and General Dynamics; maker of the F-16, thought to be the very best tactical fighter in the world. Air Force Captain Theodore T. Harduvel was one of the best F-16 pilots the U.S. had to ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, thought provoking, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: aviation, heroes, dishonesty, politics, law enforcement, hopes, state affairs, military, legal, rivalry, uncover truth, fighting the system ...
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October (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In October 1970, one group from the Front de Liberation du Quebec kidnapped the British Consul in Montreal. Few days later, a second group did the same with one of the Minister of the Quebec Government. If the first was released, the second was ...
Style: sad, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, kidnapping, murder, working class, rebellion, confined, state affairs, crimes, politics, good versus evil, society ...
Time: 70s, year 1970
Place: canada, quebec
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Boxed (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The thriller Boxed addresses the little-known fact that the Irish Republican Army would bring in sympathetic priests to administer last rites to those they were about to execute. The film analyzes the fallout that occurs when one of these priests ha ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: ira, fighting the system, rebellion, idealism, moral dilemma, uncover truth, social decay, society, terrorism, legal, clergy, politics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
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Special Bulletin (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A TV reporter and cameraman are taken hostage on a tugboat while covering a workers strike. The demands of the hostage-takers are to collect all the nuclear detonators in the Charleston, SC area so they may be detonated at sea. They threaten to ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: found footage, terrorism, disaster, post apocalypse, nuclear war, nuclear, nuclear threat, nuclear holocaust, anti war, journalism, hijacking, media satire ...
Time: 80s
Place: south carolina, usa
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78%
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Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Ames' seem to have built the perfect life until their six year old daughter is kidnapped; over the course of seven days they begin to uncover secrets about their past that could rip their marriage and lives apart.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, tense, captivating ...
Plot: kidnapping, under the surface, parents and children, family relations, uncover truth, life turned upside down, crimes, disorder, secret, life is a bitch, confined, child in peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, louisiana
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Ezra (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Nigeria, USA, UK, Austria
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Ezra, jeune ex-soldat Sierra-Léonais, essaie tant bien que mal de retrouver des repères pour revenir à une vie normale après la guerre civile qui a ravagé son pays. Son quotidien est partagé entre un centre de réhabilitation psychologique et ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, rough, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, military, legal action, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, kids in trouble, wartime life, starting over, youth, legal, against humanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
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69%
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End Game (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Vicious criminal Brad Mayfield takes pleasure in kidnapping, assault and murder. It is up to Officer Dan Burk to stop his lust for blood. The stakes of the game quickly rise when Burk becomes romantically involved with a beautiful woman who happens ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: serial killer, mentally unstable, rivalry, crimes, graphic violence, law enforcement, confined, psychopath, missing person, kidnapping, murder, clown ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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65%
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Lamb of God (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Argentina, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The kidnapping 77-year-old man in Argentina forces his daughter to return to Buenos Aires after years of exile abroad.
Style: serious, thought provoking, rough, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: kidnapping, state affairs, crimes, missing person, politics, confined, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, dictatorship, exile
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
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63%
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Garage Olimpo (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Argentina, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A beautiful Argentine activist receives preferential treatment from a man supposed to torture her.
Style: political, thought provoking, realistic, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: military dictatorship, kidnapping, politics, coming of age, totalitarian regime, gender, revolution, torture, state affairs, crimes, survival, government agent ...
Time: 70s
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
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60%
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Captive (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Cristina's life is thrown into turmoil when she is suddenly escorted from her strict Catholic school in Buenos Aires and told that she is really Sofía Lombardi, the daughter of activists who disappeared in the '70s. Questioning everything ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: uncover truth, haunted by the past, family relations, life is a bitch, society, against humanity, missing person, teenage life, political unrest, adoption, hidden truth, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s, 70s, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
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58%
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Strip Search (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Strip Search follows several parallel stories examining personal freedoms vs. national security in the aftermath of 9/11; two main subplots involve an American woman detained in China and an Arab man detained in New York City.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, realistic, serious, political
Plot: terrorism, investigation, confined, government agency, life is a bitch, captivity, manipulation, prison, politics, interrogation, humiliation, male nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, usa
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57%
The War Within (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Pakistani involved in a planned attack in New York City experiences a crisis of conscience.
Style: disturbing, psychological, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: injustice, life is a bitch, rivalry, society, crimes, couple relations, vengeance, introspection, false accusation, politics, terrorism, terrorist plot ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, paris france, france, usa, europe ...
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Cargo (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young Russian woman, smuggled into America by human traffickers, and a notorious Egyptian transporter hired to drive her from the Mexican border to New York City, form an unlikely bond that transforms them and threatens to derail the ...
Style: disturbing, tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: human trafficking, sex slavery, kidnapping, confined, life is a bitch, society, crimes, on the road, brutality, rape, abduction, russian immigrant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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53%
The Infiltrator (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Infiltrator is an American film about an Israeli freelance journalist who travels to Germany circa the early 1990's and uncovers a story about a dangerously pervasive underground Neo-Nazi faction, who are intent to bring Nazism back to the ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: world war two, skinhead, jewish, punk, spy, undercover, journalism, racism, state affairs, crimes, good versus evil, immigrants ...
Time: 90s
Place: germany, europe
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The Bridges of Sarajevo (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal, Bulgaria, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Thirteen European directors explore the theme of Sarajevo; what this city has represented in European history over the past hundred years, and what Sarajevo stands for today in Europe. These eminent filmmakers of different generations and origins ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, serious, bleak ...
Plot: life is a bitch, wartime life, haunted by the past, politics, anti war, society, political unrest, state affairs, world war one, archive footage, female director
Time: 20th century
Place: bosnia
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48%
Color of Justice (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Four young black men kill a white woman, the D.A. is very cautious in how to proceed...
Style: tense, thought provoking, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: murder, dishonesty, law enforcement, hotshot lawyer, dedicated lawyer, courtroom drama, lawyer, nypd, racism, interracial relations, courtroom, injustice ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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48%
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Patty Hearst (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The true story of a rich girl who was abducted by American revolutionaries in the 1970's. Her time spent with her captors made her question herself and her way of life and she joined forces with the cause that her abductors were fighting for. ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: terrorism, kidnapping, rescue, crimes, political corruption, revolution, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, rebellion, unlikely criminals, fighting the system, journalism, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, year 1974, year 1976
Place: san francisco, los angeles
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47%
The Man in the Glass Booth (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Arthur Goldman is a rich Jewish industrialist, living in luxury in a Manhattan high-rise. He banters with his assistant Charlie, often shocking Charlie with his outrageousness and irreverence about aspects of Jewish life. Nonetheless, Charlie is ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, talky, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, courtroom, nazi, jewish, lawyer, genocide, kidnapping, racism, wartime life, redemption, destiny ...
Place: israel, new york, middle east, usa
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47%
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Tangier (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In August 1996, bus drivers Marcel Van Loock and Wim Moreels are apprehended by the Moroccan Customs for drug trafficking. Inside their bus, hidden behind a false compartment, they have discovered 700 pounds of hashish. Although the owner of the bus ...
Style: serious, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: prison, smuggling, survival, prison life, life is a bitch, dishonesty, false accusation, injustice, bus driver, corrupt law enforcer, false arrest, corrupt officer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: antwerp, morocco, africa
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47%
Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs. Salim Ajami (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: There is no question that the Arab terrorist portrayed by Robert Davi is guilty of killing five US citizens in Barcelona. Even his lawyers have zero respect for the rabidly sociopathic Davi. But Jewish defence attorney Ron Leibman is obsessed with ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: lawyer, terrorist, professor, court, terrorism, legal, injustice, power relations, state affairs, protagonist as suspect, politics, rebellion ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe
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45%
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Held Hostage (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Michelle a single mother is kidnapped by three masked men and held hostage until she is forced to rob a bank which is the only option she has to saving her only child's life while they are both wired to explode.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: confined, heist, woman in danger, single parent, crimes, unlikely criminals, isolation, crime gone awry, bank, parents and children, child in peril, hostage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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45%
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Five Fingers (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Martijn, an idealistic Dutch pianist, travels to Morocco to help start a food program for malnourished children. Within moments of his arrival, however, Martijn is abducted by a group of terrorists, injected with a debilitating drug, and imprisoned. ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, kidnapping, torture, idealism, race against time, rivalry, confined, missing person, charity, captive, empire ...
Time: contemporary
Place: morocco, africa
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45%
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The Exonerated (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Six people tell their stories on a single subject - how they got wrongfully convicted to death penalty, but later got exonerated.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: death row, false accusation, racism, injustice, fighting the system, human spirit, courtroom drama, hopes, life is a bitch, legal, confined, rebellion ...
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45%
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Waterborne (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Heera Bhatti, an American-Sikh, runs a corner store in Los Angeles with the help of her son, Vikram, and Gulu. She does not approve of Vikram's Caucasian girlfriend, Lillian, and would prefer that Vikram marry a Punjabi girl, but Vikram has ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: contamination, survival, terrorism, bio weapon, plague, disaster, thirst, violence, husband wife relationship, racism, society, heroes ...
Time: future
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Eye of the Stranger (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A stranger comes into town and causes a stir when he stands up for the townfolk, in the face of the intimidation tactics from Mayor Howard Baines. The scheming mayor wants to buy up all the local properties, and has hired two thugs to help ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, bleak, rough ...
Plot: murder, legal, contests and competitions, law enforcement, investigation, rivalry, crimes, mystery, dishonesty, terrorism, life is a bitch, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
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44%
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The Plague (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, UK, Argentina
Duration: 148 min.
Story: In a city in South America an outbreak of bubonic plague occurs. While people try to flee and the military close the city an idealistic doctor decides to stay and help the sick. In the ever changing circumstances he puts up a brave fight, being ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: plague, terminal illness, disease, isolation, doctor, quarantine, journalism, epidemic, medical profession, female reporter, martial law, dancing ...
Time: 90s
Place: south america, buenos aires argentina
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44%
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Baltic Storm (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A journalist from Berlin, Germany, and a Swedish lawyer discover the truth behind the sinking of the "MS Estonia" in 1994, where more than 850 people drowned.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: terrorism, conspiracy, crimes, investigation, escapades, state affairs, dishonesty, uncover truth, media, journalism, fighting the system, politics ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, estonia, russia, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.3
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The Man Inside (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Gunter Wallraff is a journalist seeking to expose the unethical journalism practiced by The Standard, a very popular and powerful German newspaper. He goes undercover, using forged identity papers and at great personal risk, to join their staff. ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: undercover, tough heroes, campaign, magazine, political corruption, political conspiracy, uncover truth, political intrigue, media satire, working undercover, price of justice, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Big Brass Ring (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Blake Pellarin is on the campaign trail to become president of the United States. While making a stop in St. Louis, a chance encounter brings his past back to haunt him.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological
Plot: head of state, state affairs, dishonesty, media, journalism, politics, gays and lesbians, campaign, haunted by the past, political corruption, media satire, political conspiracy ...
Time: 90s
Place: missouri, usa
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43%
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American Gun (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A brilliant story with an unexpected twist. A father uses the serial number on a hand gun in an attempt to track down his daughter's killer. The truth he uncovers is an unsettling reminder of the dangers of keeping handguns. Stars the legendary ...
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, amateur detective, haunted by the past, track down, escapades, loss of daughter, on the road, world war two veteran, child killer, empire, graphic violence, obsessive quest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
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43%