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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: clever, serious, realistic, offbeat, controversial
Plot: transvestism, hostage, politics, terrorism, satire, fashion, heist, dark humor, crimes, gender bending, fighting the system, vengeance, goofy hero, against the rules, espionage, sex, terrorist, junkie, cheating wife, police officer, police, violence, partisan, militant, female nudity ...
Time: 70s, year 1979
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, west berlin west germany, west germany

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, disturbing and bleak films with plots about crimes, society, murder, deadly, dishonesty, politics and nudity (full frontal - brief) mostly in Drama, Crime and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Third Generation: Gods of the Plague (1970), Mother Kusters Goes to Heaven (1975), Beware of a Holy Whore (1971), The American Soldier (1970), Mogadischu (2008). 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: realistic, serious, stylized, offbeat
Plot: betrayal, prostitute, released from prison, social misfits, crime gone awry, crimes, soldier, society, dishonesty, misfit, disorder, low lives ...
Time: 60s
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: sincere, gloomy, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: legal, terrorism, courtroom, prison, terrorist, against the rules, rivalry, confined, society, state affairs, starvation, incompetent court ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977, year 1976, year 1975
Place: germany, europe, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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: biting, cynical, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, death of father, media manipulation, communist, suicide, widow, working class, dark humor, injustice, factory worker, media, society ...
Time: 70s
Place: germany, europe, frankfurt germany, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: semi serious, realistic, talky, witty, clever ...
Plot: filmmaking, satire, hotel, transsexual, gender bending, artists and showbiz, prostitute, nothing goes right, lifestyle, gays and lesbians, gender, actor's life ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, hitman, rivalry, prodigy, dishonesty, law enforcement, partners against crime, assassination, crimes, master criminal, criminal's revenge, tough law enforcer ...
Place: europe, vietnam, asia, germany, munich germany
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58%
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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: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful, rough
Plot: terrorism, passenger, airplane, daring rescue, crimes, stewardess, confined, group of strangers, hysteria, terrorist attack, pilot, hijacking ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977
Place: germany, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, realistic, serious ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, family relations, couples, obsession, embezzlement, dishonesty, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, infidelity, couple relations, destructive relationship, forbidden love ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 50s
Place: morocco, germany, bavaria, munich germany, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: serious, tense, realistic, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: terrorism, bomb, police investigation, police detective, political conspiracy, political corruption, state affairs, law enforcement, dishonesty, politics, crimes, political intrigue ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1969
Place: milan italy, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, crimes, legal, legal investigation, dishonesty, law enforcement, life is a bitch, protagonist as suspect, police detective ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: psychological, emotional, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: transsexual, gender bending, slaughterhouse, family relations, rejection, couples, starting over, hopes, gender, love and romance, gays and lesbians, adoption ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 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, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: journalism, investigation, media, carnival, freedom of the press, terrorist, campaign, power of media, journal, injustice, false arrest, false accusation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: germany, europe, west germany, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: serious, tense, disturbing, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: terrorism, hostage, politics, murder, crimes, political unrest, captivity, rebelliousness, head of state, state affairs, society, revolution ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, biting ...
Plot: small town, xenophobia, immigrants, gender, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, social misfits, misfit, society, injustice, greek, small town life ...
Time: 60s
Place: germany, europe, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Near the end of World War II, Maria marries Hermann, who is immediately sent off to battle. When the war concludes, Maria believes that Hermann is dead. She starts working at an Allied bar, where she meets American soldier Bill. They start a ...
Style: emotional, psychological, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, marriage, world war two, love triangle, post war, lovers reunited, romance, rise to the top, couples, wartime life, human nature, couple relations ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1954, 50s, year 1943 ...
Place: germany, europe, west germany, berlin germany, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, emotional, disturbing, feminist film ...
Plot: politics, terrorism, family relations, feminism, years of lead, strong female presence, state affairs, rebellion, journalism, gang, society, radical ...
Time: 70s
Place: germany, europe, west germany
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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: thought provoking, realistic, serious, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, butler, family relations, dark humor, injustice, power relations, couples, rivalry, betrayal, society, master and servant, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century
Place: southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, sincere, touching
Plot: terrorism, politics, hijacking, courtroom drama, legal action, legal, culture clash, crimes, save the day, confined, fighting the system, justice ...
Time: 70s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, east germany, west berlin west germany ...
⇓ 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, medieval, class struggle, inequality, trafficking, family relations, feudalism, nudity (full frontal - brief), black panthers, male female relationship, sex scene, gunfight ...
Time: 15th century
Place: paris france, germany, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: realistic, serious, melancholic, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: gay, lottery, friends, betrayal, friendship, infidelity, gays and lesbians, class conflict, working class, rise to the top, life is a bitch, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: morocco, munich germany, africa, germany, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: sexy, erotic, realistic, serious, sexual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, undercover, bondage, couples, working undercover, social differences, vengeance, femme fatale, espionage, opposites attract, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Vengeance is Mine (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 139 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: tense, realistic, disturbing, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, parents and children, on the run, crimes, violence spree, prostitute, father son relationship, sex scene, violence, sex, vengeance, woman undressing ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, disturbing, gloomy, bleak ...
Plot: fall in love, prostitute, gangsters, hitman, betrayal, dishonesty, social misfits, criminal heroes, crimes, life is a bitch, heist, bank ...
Time: 60s
Place: munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, biting ...
Plot: factory worker, factory, heist, union, robbery, blue collar, crime gone awry, working class, crimes, fighting the system, labor union, polish ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: detroit, michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: thought provoking, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, power relations, injustice, against the rules, army investigation, legal action, dedicated lawyer, rivalry, gays and lesbians, rise to the top, state affairs, politics ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
United Red Army (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 190 min.
Story: The film is told in three acts, beginning with a historical background of Japan's student movement of the 1960s and early 1970s, mostly using archive footage and a narrator. The second act follows the formation of the group to their mountain ...
Style: rough, serious, atmospheric, bleak, realistic
Plot: revolution, idealism, rebellion, military, isolation, life is a bitch, society, confined, radical, hostage, communism, terrorism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1966, year 1968, year 1972 ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: realistic, serious, tense, cynical, psychological ...
Plot: murder, solace, overdose, coping, couples, love and romance, dishonesty, crimes, betrayal, nanny, unlikely criminals, infidelity ...
Time: 70s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: sexy, semi serious, realistic, experimental, cynical ...
Plot: murder, ocean, journalism, unfulfillment, losing-it hero, crimes, gangsters, master and servant, sexual relations, ship, cooking and food, breakup ...
Time: 60s
Place: italy, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: West Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Petra von Kant is a successful fashion designer -- arrogant, caustic, and self-satisfied. She mistreats Marlene (her secretary, maid, and co-designer). Enter Karin, a 23-year-old beauty who wants to be a model. Petra falls in love with Karin and ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sexy, sincere ...
Plot: lesbian relationship, lesbian love, fashion, gays and lesbians, lesbian interest, lgbt, s&m, obsession, love triangle, rejection, manipulation, fashion designer ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia, zurich switzerland, frankfurt germany, germany, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Tycoon: A New Russian (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia, France, Germany
Duration: 123 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: serious, clever, cynical, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: rise to the top, political corruption, betrayal, society, fighting the system, crimes, politics, dishonesty, rise and fall, campaign, blind ambition, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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, suspense, biting ...
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, state affairs, fighting the system, terrorism, rebellion, social decay, swat team, society, crimes, social differences, rebelliousness, politics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%