Movies like The Wall 1983

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The Wall (1983)
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The Wall (1983)
Original name: Duvar
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Produced, written and directed by Yılmaz Güney within his own personal experiences of capital offense, he dedicates Duvar to male teenagers aged 13 to 19 living behind the bars under diabolical treatments. These teenagers get barbaric corporal punishments, injurious harrows, tortures and sexual abuses just for taking the responsibility of their destiny on a wrong turn.
Style: tense, rough, thought provoking, bleak, serious, captivating, realistic, disturbing
Plot: kurd, politics, prison life, juvenile delinquency, prison, escape, youth, life is a bitch, rebellion, revolution, injustice, society, confined, rebelliousness, state affairs, kids in trouble, rape, wedding, violence, racism, terrorism, sexual abuse, child abuse, revolutionary, nationalism ...
Time: 80s
Place: turkey, france, europe, kurdistan

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Most similar movies to The Wall

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, disturbing and bleak films with plots about society, life is a bitch, politics, prison, injustice, state affairs and confined mostly in Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like The Wall: The Road (1982), Fuehrer Ex (2002), Black August (2007), Bless You, Prison (2002), The Ditch (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Road (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Switzerland, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A harsh portrait of Turkey, its people and its authorities, shown through the stories of five prisoners given a week's home leave, and the problems they encounter in adjusting to the world outside.
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: exile, racism, prison, unfulfillment, politics, hopes, state affairs, misfit, crumbling marriage, fighting the system, society, life is a bitch ...
Place: turkey
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Fuehrer Ex (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ingo Hasselbach, whose parents were Communist Party members in East Germany during his childhood, has lived at both ends of the political seesaw. The question of how people reach a change of heart is a profound one; Hasselbach describes the external ...
Style: serious, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: prison, fascism, friendship, berlin wall, racism, moral dilemma, politics, prison life, obsession, youth, escape, homosexual rape ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, german democratic republic, europe, east germany
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Black August (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The last 14 months of George Jackson's life was an existence under subjective and objective conditions in California's industrial prison complex. George Jackson would spend 11 years in jail (7 of which were in solitary confinement) for a ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: prison, racism, solitary, prison life, confined, rebellion, fighting the system, against the rules, injustice, militant, rebelliousness, price of justice ...
Place: california, usa
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86%
Bless You, Prison (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on Nicole Valery-Grossu's European best seller autobiographic novel "Bless you, prison", the film is a true story, with real events and characters. A young intellectual woman, Nicole is arrested. There follow three months of ...
Style: thought provoking, uplifting, disturbing, captivating, serious ...
Plot: prison, exhaustion, survival, rebellion, confined, prison life, human spirit, politics, society, religions or cults, rebelliousness, captivity ...
Time: 50s
Place: europe, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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The Ditch (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong, France, Belgium, South Korea, Netherlands
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The film focuses on the suffering of Chinese who were imprisoned in a forced labor camp called Jiabiangou in the Gobi Desert in winter 1960 under Mao Zedong on the grounds that they were "rightist elements". The film tells of the harsh ...
Style: disturbing, rough, serious, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: life is a bitch, captivity, prison life, politics, against humanity, confined, starvation, re-education, state affairs, society, worker, death ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, year 1960
Place: china, asia
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73%
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Fratricide (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Luxembourg, Germany, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two young Kurdish refugees, recently arrived in Germany struggle to make their way through the harshness of the occidental city. Their encounter with a gang of Turks will rapidly led them into an inevitable tragical spiral filled with death and ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, bleak
Plot: politics, racism, immigrants, orphan, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, friendship, social decay, injustice, society, vengeance, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany, kurdistan
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72%
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Scrubbers (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two girls escape from an open borstal for two very different reasons; Annetta to attempt to visit her baby daughter, who is being raised in a convent; and Carol, who hopes to be recaptured and sent to a closed borstal where she knows her girlfriend ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: prison, survival, women's prison, school, prison life, society, confined, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, youth, babies and infants, fighting the system ...
Time: 80s
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70%
In the Custody of Strangers (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A teenage delinquent who goes on a drunken joyride is left in jail overnight by his parents in the hope that he might learn a lesson from it. But events follow which result in the boy spending far longer behind bars than anyone had foreseen.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: prison, alcohol abuse, self defense, juvenile delinquency, confined, life is a bitch, society, crimes, youth, unemployment, prison life, custody ...
Time: 80s
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67%
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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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65%
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Attica (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A behind the scenes look of the 1971 prisoners revolt at the Attica prison.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, rebellion, fighting the system, hostage, prison riot, misfit, society, law enforcement, criminal heroes, politics, life is a bitch, state affairs ...
Time: 70s, year 1971
Place: new york, usa
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62%
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Adanggaman (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland, Côte d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In West Africa during the late 17th century, King Adanggaman leads a war against his neighboring tribes, ordering his soldiers to torch enemy villages, kill the elderly and capture the healthy tribesmen to sell to the European slave traders. When ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: slave trade, social differences, heroes, society, state affairs, injustice, politics, heroic mission, village, mother son relationship, interracial relations, village life ...
Time: 17th century
Place: africa, europe, france, west africa
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61%
Mandela and de Klerk (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Sidney Poitier and Michael Caine both received Emmy nominations for their performances in this made-for-TV movie. The plot follows Nelson Mandela's 27-year struggle to end apartheid.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, uplifting, tense, realistic ...
Plot: prison, racism, apartheid, discrimination, injustice, congress, righting the wronged, political unrest, false accusation, heroes, hopes, against humanity ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s
Place: south africa, africa
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61%
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: terrorism, legal, professor, court, lawyer, terrorist, injustice, power relations, courtroom drama, prison life, prison, false accusation ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Katherine (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A harrowing look at the 60s and early 70s through the eyes of Katherine Alman, a wealthy debutante who slowly, but inexorably spirals down into a fight for the causes that shook a nation, leading a path to the underground life. Written by Miguel Cane
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating, tense ...
Plot: rebellion, politics, revolution, political unrest, teenage life, fighting the system, life is a bitch, society, state affairs, militant, protest, oppression ...
Time: 60s, 70s, year 1964, year 1965, year 1972 ...
Place: guatemala, san francisco, peru
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57%
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The Herd (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Because of a local blood feud, a peasant family decides to sell its sheep - a most precious commodity - in far away Ankara. During their long train ride, bribes must be paid to petty officials, sheep are stolen or die in the packed, airless wagons, ...
Plot: killing an animal, injustice, police corruption, kurd, nationalism, political repression, independence, racism, prejudice, political oppression, herd
Place: turkey
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57%
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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
Plot: terrorism, investigation, confined, government agency, life is a bitch, manipulation, captivity, prison, interrogation, politics, state affairs, male nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, usa
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56%
Women's Prison (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young woman about to get married discovers all too late that her spouse has mafia connections, when violence breaks out during her wedding. Caught up in the crossfire Lynn gets arrested and thrown into a women's prison.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, bleak, rough ...
Plot: prison, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, confined, rivalry, heroes, dangerous animal, rebellion, fighting the system, criminal heroes, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong
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56%
A Lesson Before Dying (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the 1940's South, an African-American man is wrongly accused of the killing a a white store owner. In his defense, his white attorney equates him with a lowly hog, to indicate that he didn't have the sense to know what he was doing. ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: politics, racism, interracial relations, false accusation, prison, aunt, redemption, death row, legal, rebellion, juvenile delinquency, youth ...
Time: 1940s
Place: usa
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56%
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Journey of Hope (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, Turkey, UK, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a village in eastern Turkey, tales of the economic success of Turks in Switzerland inspire Haydar to convince his wife Meryem that they must go. He sells their livestock and small plot of land in exchange for passage for two. He wants to leave ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, rough, bleak
Plot: immigrants, injustice, family relations, totalitarianism, human nature, family life, culture clash, human spirit, obsessive quest, adventure, life is a bitch, survival ...
Time: 80s
Place: turkey, switzerland, europe
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55%
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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
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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, tense ...
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: morocco, africa, antwerp
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54%
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The Big Dream (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Italian Revolution, 1968. Police officer, Nicolas, wants to become an actor. He goes out in plain clothes and meets Laura who is among students against the government, Vietnam War and who seek sexual freedom. One day, his identity gets exposed and ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: love triangle, politics, rebelliousness, state affairs, against the rules, love and romance, follow your dream, secret movement, student life, rebellion, hopes, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: italy, europe
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53%
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Blackbird (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This is a film about a troubled teen, Sean Randall, who is falsely accused of planning a Columbine shooting scenario. It all begins when an unlikely bond forms between Sean (Connor Jessup) and a preppy teenage girl named Deanna Roy (Alexia Fast). ...
Style: tense, realistic, psychological, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: false accusation, society, injustice, social relations, small town, perjury, prison, goth, media circus, life turned upside down, small town life, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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51%
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Day Break (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Since the Islamic Revolution in Iran, capital punishment is carried out according to Islamic law, which gives the family of the victim ownership of the offender's life. Day Break - based on a compilation of true stories and shot inside ...
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, rough, thought provoking ...
Plot: prison, death row, prison life, confined, pardon, society, legal, life is a bitch, injustice, legal action, law enforcement, compassion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Lilet Never Happened (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, Philippines
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lilet Never Happened is the rollercoaster story of how a young girl, struggling to survive in the streets of Manila, spirals down into child prostitution. She is a fighter. She is a dreamer. She is a rebel and she thinks she can handle the world ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: life is a bitch, kids in trouble, social decay, youth, society, prostitute, sexual abuse, pedophilia, social worker, police, child prostitution, child prostitute ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: manila philippines, asia, the philippines
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51%
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: talky, captivating, thought provoking, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, suburbs, courtroom drama, civil rights, religions or cults, injustice, legal, against humanity, society, rebellion, hopes, politics ...
Time: 80s
Place: illinois, usa
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51%
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Freedom Song (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Freedom Song (2000) is a made-for-TV film based on true stories of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi in the 1960s. It tells the story of the struggle of African Americans to register to vote in the fictional town of Quinlan. In the midst of ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, captivating, emotional, tense ...
Plot: racism, fighting the system, interracial relations, rebellion, life is a bitch, discrimination, parents and children, americana, teenage life, injustice, hopes, politics ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Spacked Out (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Film following four teenage girls around Hong Kong. The story centers around a young girl who is dealing with a pregnancy.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, disturbing, sexy ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, kids in trouble, teenage life, lifestyle, society, life is a bitch, youth, sexual relations, sexual promiscuity, teenage pregnancy, friendship, drugs ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
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50%
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Short Eyes (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young man who is charged with child molestation is placed in New York City’s infamous Tombs prison. When the other inmates in his cell block find out what he is charged with, life becomes extremely difficult for him.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, captivating, rough ...
Plot: prison, prison life, rape, bullying, sexual abuse, vengeance, misfit, rivalry, crimes, criminal heroes, gays and lesbians, society ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Panther (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Panther is a semi-historic film about the origins of The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. The movie spans about 3 years (1966-68) of the Black Panther's history in Oakland. Panther also uses historical footage (B/W) to emphasize some ...
Style: disturbing, tense, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: militant, racism, interracial relations, black panthers, revolution, politics, self defense, injustice, state affairs, crimes, rebellion, fighting the system ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, california, ireland
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50%