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, thought provoking, rough, serious, emotional, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: kidnapping, clinic, survival, crimes, distopia, confined, politics, missing person, terrorism, genocide, life is a bitch, journalism, on the run, legal, danger, haunted by the past, media, price of justice, deadly, against humanity, state affairs, torture, male female relationship, journalist, reporter ...
Time: 90s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and disturbing films with plots about crimes, life is a bitch, confined, society, state affairs, politics and danger mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Down Came a Blackbird: Afterburn (1992), Boxed (2002), October (1994), 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, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: state affairs, law enforcement, heroes, dishonesty, hopes, politics, righting the wronged, military, rivalry, investigation, fighting the system, danger ...
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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, rough, suspenseful, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: fighting the system, rebellion, uncover truth, social decay, idealism, moral dilemma, legal, life is a bitch, politics, danger, church, price of justice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
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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: realistic, serious, psychological, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, kidnapping, murder, society, deadly, crimes, good versus evil, confined, working class, danger, state affairs, politics ...
Time: 70s, year 1970
Place: canada, quebec
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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: bleak, rough, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: terrorism, anti war, journalism, nuclear, save the day, hostages, rebellion, chases and races, race against time, state affairs, fighting the system, hostage ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, south carolina
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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, realistic, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, uncover truth, parents and children, family relations, under the surface, danger, disorder, life turned upside down, crimes, secret, confined, missing person ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, new orleans
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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, rough, disturbing, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: military, kidnapping, against humanity, legal, wartime life, legal action, kids in trouble, danger, youth, life is a bitch, starting over, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
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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: murder, serial killer, mentally unstable, rivalry, danger, crimes, confined, deadly, graphic violence, kidnapping, missing person, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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62%
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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: rough, thought provoking, serious, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: kidnapping, crimes, state affairs, politics, confined, missing person, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, exile, dictatorship
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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: disturbing, psychological, realistic, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: kidnapping, military dictatorship, politics, torture, survival, state affairs, danger, crimes, blindfolded, shot in the head, sea, disappearance ...
Time: 70s
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
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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: disturbing, thought provoking, serious, realistic
Plot: terrorism, investigation, captivity, manipulation, life is a bitch, government agency, manipulations, confined, prison, interrogation, politics, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, usa
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56%
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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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: sex slavery, human trafficking, confined, on the road, crimes, society, life is a bitch, kidnapping, rape, brutality, abduction, duct tape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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: emotional, suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: uncover truth, haunted by the past, society, against humanity, life is a bitch, hidden truth, missing person, teenage life, political unrest, adoption, buried truth, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 70s
Place: argentina, latin america
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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, tense, thought provoking, realistic, serious
Plot: terrorism, kidnapping, political corruption, danger, rescue, crimes, revolution, political conspiracy, journalism, unlikely criminals, politics, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s
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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: suspenseful, rough, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Plot: undercover, journalism, racism, crimes, dishonesty, against humanity, leadership, media, society, confined, heroes, politics ...
Time: 90s
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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, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: injustice, life is a bitch, society, crimes, rivalry, danger, couple relations, introspection, false accusation, vengeance, politics, terrorist plot ...
Time: contemporary
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Once They Marched Through a Thousand Towns (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A dramatization of the controversial trial concerning the right for Neo-Nazis to march in the predominately Jewish community of Skokie.
Style: sincere, disturbing, gloomy, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, legal, suburbs, courtroom drama, civil rights, hopes, against humanity, society, state affairs, opposites attract, anti semitism, small town life ...
Time: 80s
Place: illinois, usa
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Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs. Salim Ajami (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: legal, terrorism, lawyer, professor, court, trial, terrorist, rebellion, deadly, state affairs, law enforcement, fighting the system ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, spain
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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: psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, interracial relations, racism, law enforcement, dedicated lawyer, crime, hotshot lawyer, dishonesty, courtroom drama, society, legal, life is a bitch ...
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46%
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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, serious, realistic, talky, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, courtroom, genocide, politics, crimes, hidden identity, confined, secret agents, society, kidnapping, dishonesty, dedicated lawyer ...
Place: usa, middle east, israel, new york
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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, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, torture, idealism, confined, rivalry, missing person, charity, race against time, danger, deadly, presumed dead ...
Time: contemporary
Place: morocco, africa
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44%
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: thought provoking, realistic, disturbing, serious, bleak ...
Plot: life is a bitch, haunted by the past, wartime life, politics, political unrest, society, state affairs, anti war, archive footage, world war one, female director
Time: 20th century
Place: bosnia
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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: bleak, suspenseful, rough, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: murder, legal, disability, tough heroes, small town, wrongfully committed, terrorism, infidelity, vengeance, small town life, contests and competitions, investigation ...
Time: 90s
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44%
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The Plague (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, UK, Argentina
Duration: 122 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, isolation, terminal illness, disease, quarantine, doctor, danger, deadly, journalism, female reporter, martial law, medical profession ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: south america, buenos aires argentina
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43%
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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: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: survival, terrorism, contamination, bio weapon, plague, danger, deadly, racism, violence, thirst, husband wife relationship, chaos ...
Time: future
Place: los angeles, usa
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43%
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 413
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, based on true events
Plot: false accusation, racism, injustice, fighting the system, human spirit, courtroom drama, deadly, legal, rebellion, hopes, life is a bitch, society ...
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43%
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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: suspenseful, disturbing, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prison, smuggling, danger, prison life, survival, dishonesty, life is a bitch, false accusation, injustice, beating, graphic violence, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: africa, morocco, antwerp
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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, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: conspiracy, escapades, investigation, state affairs, crimes, ocean or sea, uncover truth, terrorism, dishonesty, journalism, deadly, politics ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, estonia, russia, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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: psychological, suspenseful, sincere, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: undercover, state affairs, journalism, ambition, price of justice, political corruption, uncover truth, media, legal, dishonesty, hidden identity, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, emotional, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, amateur detective, haunted by the past, track down, escapades, loss of daughter, deadly, on the road, child killer, world war two veteran, crimes, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Siege at Ruby Ridge (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 192 min.
Story: A mini-series dramatization of the controversial 1992 attack by federal agents on the Idaho home of Randy Weaver, a white seperatist. The ten-day siege, begun over a minor gun charge, resulted in the deaths of Weaver's son, wife and dog, and a ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, tense, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: white supremacist, society, crime gone awry, media, lone wolves, fighting the system, criminal heroes, confined, special agents, danger, deadly, hostages ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, idaho
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