Movies like The Third Generation

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The Third Generation (1979)
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The Third Generation (1979)
Original name: Die dritte Generation
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A mogul merrily funds terrorists to boost his computer sales, by panicking West German government and industry c. 1980, as the third generation of Western European left-wing activists forms, after crippling of the violent Red Army Faction. Released in 1979, largely unavailable until 2004. International kapitalist PJ Lurz's secretary is a gang member, while her Polizeikommissar father-in-law/lover hired Lurz' corporate security force.
Style: dark humor, clever, offbeat, serious, realistic, controversial
Plot: transvestism, hostage, politics, terrorism, satire, crimes, fashion, heist, vengeance, hostages, fighting the system, gender bending, against the rules, danger, deadly, goofy hero, espionage, sex, terrorist, police, cheating wife, militant, revolution, violence, partisan ...
Time: 70s, year 1979
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, west berlin west germany, west germany

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Most similar movies to The Third Generation

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, disturbing and bleak films with plots about crimes, deadly, murder, society, crime, politics and nudity (full frontal - brief) mostly in Drama, Crime and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Third Generation: Gods of the Plague (1970), Beware of a Holy Whore (1971), Mother Kusters Goes to Heaven (1975), The American Soldier (1970), The Merchant of Four Seasons (1972). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Gods of the Plague (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A man is released from prison and finds the society on the outside less than appealing. With several women as well as the police on his tail, he sets out to find an old friend.
Style: offbeat, stylized, realistic, serious
Plot: betrayal, prostitute, release from prison, plague, heist, crimes, soldier, social misfits, low lives, disorder, society, crime ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: munich germany
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95%
Stammheim - The Baader-Meinhof Gang on Trial (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the research for his non-fiction book "Der Baader-Meinhoff-Komplex", "Spiegel" journalist Stefan Aust wrote the screen play to Reinhard Hauff’s controversial feature film that re-narrates the startling trial against ...
Style: controversial, contemplative, realistic, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: terrorism, prison, courtroom, legal, terrorist, deadly, state affairs, incompetent court, revolution, starvation, prison life, courtroom drama ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976, year 1977, year 1975
Place: germany, europe, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Beware of a Holy Whore (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: West Germany, Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Tensions between members of a film crew build while they wait for the arrival of the director and star to arrive on location.
Style: witty, humorous, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: satire, filmmaking, hotel, gender bending, nothing goes right, lifestyle, prostitute, gender, village, showbiz, destructive relationship, village life ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Mother Kusters Goes to Heaven (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Frau Kusters is preparing dinner late one seemingly ordinary afternoon in her seemingly ordinary kitchen in Frankfurt, Germany. Mrs. Kusters wants to add canned sausages to the stew, her annoying daughter-in-law thinks otherwise. The point, we soon ...
Style: disturbing, dark humor, cynical, thought provoking, biting ...
Plot: politics, death of father, widow, suicide, communist, media manipulation, working class, class differences, injustice, state affairs, society, journalism ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, germany, frankfurt germany, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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The American Soldier (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Ricky returns to Munich from Vietnam and is promptly hired as a contract killer in Fassbinder’s subversive and experimental gangster movie.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, investigation, assassination, tough law enforcer, femme fatale, soldier, rivalry, vietnam war, murder, master criminal, crimes, criminal's revenge ...
Place: vietnam, germany, asia, europe, munich germany
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57%
The Merchant of Four Seasons (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Hans is a street fruit peddler and born-loser. His choice of career upsets his bourgeois family, causing him to turn to drinking and violence. After recovering from a debilitating heart attack, his business finally begins to take off. However the ...
Style: psychological, gloomy, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, family relations, couples, obsession, embezzlement, dishonesty, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, couple relations, destructive relationship, forbidden love, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 50s, 1950s
Place: bavaria, munich germany, germany, morocco, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Mogadischu (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The incredible true story of Lufthansa Flight 181, which was hijacked by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine in October of 1977, and the noble efforts of stewardess Gabriele Dillmann (Nadja Uhl) to ensure the safety of the terrified ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: terrorism, passenger, daring rescue, crimes, group of strangers, airplane, confined, danger, hysteria, deadly, terrorist attack, stewardess ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977
Place: germany, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Piazza Fontana: The Italian Conspiracy (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A chronicle of the 1969 bombing at a major national bank in Milan and its aftermath.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: terrorism, bomb, police investigation, police detective, political conspiracy, law enforcement, dishonesty, danger, deadly, state affairs, politics, crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1969
Place: milan italy, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A chief of detectives, homicide section, commits a murder and deliberately leaves clues to prove his own responsibility for the crime.
Style: bleak, tense, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Plot: murder, politics, police investigation, courtroom drama, crime, crimes, legal, deadly, protagonist as suspect, legal investigation, life is a bitch, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
In a Year with 13 Moons (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: This drama follows the last few days in the life of Elvira (formerly Erwin) Weisshaupt. Years before, Erwin told a co-worker, Anton, that he loved him. "Too bad, you aren't a woman," he replied. Erwin took Anton at his word. Trying to ...
Style: contemplative, realistic, serious, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: transsexual, slaughterhouse, gender bending, love and romance, gender, starting over, gays and lesbians, hopes, rejection, family relations, couples, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: frankfurt germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After a chance encounter with a wanted man, a woman is harassed by the police and press until she takes violent action.
Style: bleak, thought provoking, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: strip search, journalism, investigation, media, freedom of the press, carnival, terrorist, crimes, tragic hero, dishonesty, politics, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, west germany, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Good Morning, Night (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The 1978 kidnapping and murder of Aldo Moro, president of the most important political party in Italy at the time, Democrazia Cristiana, as seen from the perspective of one of his assailants -- a conflicted young woman in the ranks of the Red ...
Style: disturbing, serious, tense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, murder, hostage, political unrest, rebelliousness, captivity, crimes, radical, revolution, hostages, head of state ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Katzelmacher (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In this unflinching German drama by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, a group of young slackers, including the couple Erich and Marie, spend most of their time hanging out in front of a Munich apartment building. When a Greek immigrant named Jorgos, moves ...
Style: sexual, bleak, disturbing, gloomy, suspense ...
Plot: small town, xenophobia, small town life, society, injustice, greek, gender, immigrants, social misfits, life is a bitch, misfit, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 60s
Place: germany, europe, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Vengeance is Mine (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A thief, a murderer, and a charming lady-killer, Iwao Enokizu (Ken Ogata) is on the run from the police. Director Shohei Imamura turns this fact-based story—about the seventy-eight-day killing spree of a remorseless man from a devoutly Catholic ...
Style: disturbing, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, sex, on the run, crimes, crime, parents and children, violence spree, deadly, prostitute, father son relationship, violence, sex scene ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Niklashausen Journey (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Can a small group of people start a proletarian revolution, asks the "Black Monk" in a leather jacket. The medieval shepherd, Hans Boehm, claims to have been called by the Virgin Mary to create a revolt against the church and the ...
Plot: preacher, death, resistance, echo, drinking, tribe, civil war, catholic church, song, preaching, hymn, drink ...
Time: 15th century
Place: paris france, germany, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Whity (1971)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: "Whity" is the mulatto butler of the dysfunctional Nicholson family in the American southwest in 1878. The father, Ben Nicholson, has an attractive young wife Katherine, and two sons by a previous marriage; the homosexual Frank, and the ...
Style: disturbing, contemplative, dark humor, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, butler, master and servant, rivalry, deadly, society, crimes, life is a bitch, betrayal, couples, power relations, family relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Fox and His Friends (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: West Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Fox, a former circus performer, wins the lottery of DM 500,000 and can now have the life and things that he has always wanted. While he wants to climb up the social ladder, it isn't without turmoil, and being torn between his old working class ...
Style: serious, realistic, melancholic, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: lottery, friends, betrayal, friendship, infidelity, promiscuity, gays and lesbians, class conflict, gay, working class, rise to the top, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: morocco, munich germany, africa, germany, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Judgement in Berlin (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: American judge in Germany must decide if the hijacking of an East German plane into West Berlin was justified.
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, touching, sincere
Plot: terrorism, politics, hijacking, courtroom drama, legal action, legal, danger, save the day, crimes, deadly, fighting the system, confined ...
Time: 70s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, east berlin, east berlin east germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Girls Are for Loving (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two women who like control face each other in a battle over jealousy and weaknesses. The US is about to sign a trade treaty with an Asian country; in exchange for friendly relations, the US will loan the Asians money to purchase US goods under ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, sexual, sexy, erotic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, undercover, working undercover, social differences, vengeance, kidnapping, bondage, couples, opposites attract, deadly, rivalry, espionage ...
Time: 70s
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Love Is Colder Than Death (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: West Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Unusual gangster story, in which a small-time pimp Franz, who is torn between his mistress and Bruno the gangster sent after him by the syndicate that he has refused to join.
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: fall in love, prostitute, gangsters, hitman, heist, bank, life is a bitch, dishonesty, betrayal, deadly, crimes, social misfits ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Marianne & Juliane (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Germany, 1968: The priest's daughters Marianna and Juliane both fight for changes in society, like making abortion legal. However their means are totally different: while Juliane's committed as a reporter, her sister joins a terroristic ...
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, emotional, controversial ...
Plot: politics, terrorism, family relations, feminism, years of lead, strip search, atrocity, radical, chaos and mayhem, rebelliousness, siblings relations, rebellion ...
Time: 70s
Place: germany, europe, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Blue Collar (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Fed up with mistreatment at the hands of both management and union brass, and coupled with financial hardships on each man's end, three auto assembly line workers hatch a plan to rob a safe at union headquarters.
Style: suspense, clever, realistic, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: factory worker, factory, heist, robbery, blue collar, union, crime gone awry, working class, crimes, crime, fighting the system, drinking ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: detroit, michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Execution of Justice (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of an assassin who killed a mayor in the 1970's in what was known as the "Twinkie Defense".
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, thought provoking, controversial, realistic ...
Plot: murder, fighting the system, crimes, rebellion, gays and lesbians, society, legal investigation, assassination, army investigation, against the rules, dishonesty, state affairs ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Just Before Nightfall (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A married man (Michel Bouquet) who killed the wife of his best friend during a tryst feels compelled to turn himself in.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, witty, tense, cynical ...
Plot: murder, love and romance, betrayal, nanny, dishonesty, deadly, crime, unlikely criminals, crimes, couples, human nature, love triangle ...
Time: 70s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Dillinger Is Dead (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Back home, Glauco, an industrial designer, finds his wife in bed with a serious headache. She has left him dinner but it is cold and Glauco decides to prepare himself a gourmet meal...
Style: witty, clever, humorous, offbeat, sexual ...
Plot: murder, satire, diner, cooking and food, sexual relations, ship, ocean, master and servant, crimes, deadly, journalism, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s
Place: italy, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Tycoon: A New Russian (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia, France, Germany
Duration: 128 min.
Story: During the Gorbachev years, Platon Makovski and his four buddies are university students who jump on the private capitalism movement. Fast-forward 20 years, Platon finds himself the richest man in Russia, having sacrificed his friends to get to the ...
Style: clever, serious, cynical, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: rise to the top, betrayal, fighting the system, society, crimes, political corruption, dishonesty, politics, rise and fall, state affairs, blind ambition, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Next Time I'll Aim for the Heart (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Between 1978 and 1979, the inhabitants of the Oise are in fear of a maniac who kills several hitchhikers and escape the police. He was then dubbed "the killer of the Oise" is actually a shy young policeman who will investigate his own ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: serial killer, danger, crime, murder, police, deadly, violence, law enforcement, self mutilation, insanity, racial slur, psychopath ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Policeman (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A member of an Israeli anti-terrorist unit clashes with a group of young radicals.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak, biting ...
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, terrorism, social decay, state affairs, rebellion, danger, fighting the system, swat, society, crimes, social differences, rebelliousness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Who Killed Pasolini? (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of the murder of a poet, a man, a great film director: Pier Paolo Pasolini. The story begin with the arrest of "Pelosi", a young man then accused of the murder of the poet. All the investigation about the crime is about the ...
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: murder, politics, street kid, self defense, male prostitute, society, crime, legal investigation, writer's life, emotionless, cause and meaning, under the surface ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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One (2002)
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Après quinze ans passés derrière les barreaux, Bruno, qui prône la révolution prolétarienne, s'évade. Ce dernier veut continuer la lutte, faire sortir ses camarades de prison, libérer les masses du joug capitaliste. Tous ses anciens ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: drug dealing, betrayal, police investigation, on the run, confined, crimes, crime, terrorism, deadly, manhunt, crime boss, imprisonment ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%