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Eleni (1985)
Eleni (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Nick is a writer in New York when he gets posted to a bureau in Greece. He has waited 30 years for this. He wants to know why his mother was killed in the civil war years earlier. In a parallel plot line we see Nick as a young boy and his family as they struggle to survive in the occupied Greek hillside. The plot lines converge as Nick's investigations bring him closer to the answers.
Style: psychological, bleak, serious, emotional, realistic, suspenseful, contemplative
Plot: village, revolution, civil war, war, holocaust, genocide, life is a bitch, rebellion, journalism, fighting the system, self discovery, society, media, political unrest, wartime life, haunted by the past, against humanity, state affairs, uncover truth, escape, investigation, partisan, prisoner, journalist, politics ...
Place: greece, europe

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Most similar movies to Eleni

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and bleak films with plots about war, society, life is a bitch, wartime life, state affairs, politics and political unrest mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Eleni: The Sleeping Voice (2011), Under Fire (1983), Live from Baghdad (2002), The Rose Garden (1989), Company K (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Varian's War: The Forgotten Hero (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Varian Fry rescues more than 2,000 artists from Nazi persecution during World War II.
Style: serious, tense, sincere, emotional, realistic
Plot: world war two, uncover truth, hidden identity, wartime life, escapades, survival, life is a bitch, rescue, against humanity, state affairs, politics, society ...
Time: 20th century
Place: france, europe, marseille, usa
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The Sleeping Voice (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Pepita travels to Madrid to be near her sister Hortensia who is pregnant and in prison. Hortensia is sentenced to death. The execution will not be carried out until after the baby is delivered. Pepita tries everything to stay the execution, but when ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, emotional, serious, bleak ...
Plot: wartime life, death sentence, life is a bitch, political unrest, fall in love, woman in danger, society, love and romance, rebellion, dishonesty, against humanity, civil war ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
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Under Fire (1983)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Three U.S. journalists (Nick Nolte, Joanna Cassidy, Gene Hackman) get too close to one another and their work in 1979 Nicaragua.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, emotional, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: photojournalist, revolution, journalism, idealism, politics, media, military, political unrest, society, anti war, rebelliousness, rebellion ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979
Place: nicaragua, latin america, central america, ireland
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Live from Baghdad (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A group of CNN reporters wrestle with journalistic ethics and the life-and-death perils of reporting during the Gulf War.A Directors Guild Award-winning movie for director Mick Jackson, starring Michael Keaton and Helena Bonham Carter. In 1990, CNN ...
Style: disturbing, serious, emotional, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: gulf war, war correspondent, journalism, anti war, against the odds, escapades, battles, political unrest, life is a bitch, politics, state affairs, soldier ...
Place: iraq, middle east, baghdad iraq
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The Rose Garden (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, West Germany, Austria
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In Germany, an old man attacks another old man and is arrested. The attacker refuses to speak. A female lawyer is appointed to him. She discovers that the attacker has numbers tattooed on his arm and the attacked man was a German officer.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, psychological, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, graphic violence, legal, haunted by the past, airport, genocide, wartime life, power relations, against humanity, doctors and patients, golden years ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, germany
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Company K (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on the popular World War I novel by author William March, director Robert Clem's COMPANY K follows a veteran of the first great conflict as he finishes a book about his wartime experiences and reflects on how a man's true character ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, epic, captivating, serious ...
Plot: anti war, veteran, wartime life, prison life, haunted by the past, military life, battles, politics, state affairs, war, military, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, year 1917
Place: france
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Fugitive Pieces (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: Greece, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A child escapes from Poland during World War II and first heads to Greece before coming of age in Canada.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, emotional, rough ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, breakup, haunted by the past, childhood trauma, fugitives, life is a bitch, wartime life, survival, coming of age, war, redemption ...
Place: canada, greece, europe, poland
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The Zookeeper (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Denmark, UK, Czech Republic, Netherlands
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jonah Ludovic (Sam Neill) is a custodian at a small municipal zoo. After a night of heavy shelling Ludovic arrives at his job to find the staff abandoning the zoo. He joins a skeleton crew that includes an elderly guard and a veterinarian (Om ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, rough, psychological ...
Plot: war, survival, fighting the system, tragic hero, wartime life, society, rebellion, life is a bitch, political unrest, animal life, righting the wronged, ethnic ...
Time: contemporary
Place: eastern europe, sarajevo, bosnia herzegovina
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The Situation (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The first U.S.-made film drama set during the Iraq war, THE SITUATION chronicles the tragic death of an Iraqi teenager at the hands of U.S. soldiers. The incident sets off an "investigation," a cover-up, and complications involving Iraqi ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: iraq war, racism, assassination, military, soldier, battles, life is a bitch, state affairs, journalism, terrorism, media, politics ...
Time: contemporary
Place: middle east, iraq
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The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Australian journalist Guy Hamilton travels to Indonesia to cover civil strife in 1965. There, on the eve of an attempted coup, he befriends a Chinese Australian photographer with a deep connection to and vast knowledge of the Indonesian people and ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: journalism, dwarf, embassy, politics, revolution, romance, civil war, love affair, chaos and mayhem, political unrest, battles, graphic violence ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1965
Place: indonesia, asia, australia, southeast asia
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Uprising (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 177 min.
Story: Jews rise up in the Warsaw Ghetto against the Nazis in 1943.
Style: uplifting, captivating, serious, rough, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, deportation, rebellion, anti semitism, human spirit, survival, life is a bitch, wartime life, ghetto, against humanity, society, politics ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
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The Travelling Players (1975)
Genre: Drama, History, Music, War
Country: Greece
Duration: 230 min.
Story: This expansive Greek drama follows a troupe of theater actors as they perform around their country during World War II. While the production that they put on is entitled "Golfo the Shepherdess," the thespians end up echoing scenes from ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, serious, realistic, epic ...
Plot: betrayal, murder, civil war, greek, politics, life is a bitch, against humanity, rivalry, legends and myths, vengeance, wartime life, parents and children ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, post world war two, year 1939, year 1952 ...
Place: greece, europe
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Hitler's S.S.: Portrait in Evil (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The two-part TV movie Hitler's SS: Portrait in Evil crystallizes that evil by concentrating on two Berlin brothers. In 1931, Helmut Hoffman (Bill Nighy) a brilliant student and self-styled opportunist, joins Hitler's SS. At the same time, ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, moral dilemma, siblings relations, wartime life, political unrest, distopia, battles, cabaret, family relations, state affairs, war, uncover truth ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
Place: europe, germany
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Land and Freedom (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Spain, Germany, Italy, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The movie narrates the story of David Carr, an unemployed worker and member of the Communist Party of Great Britain. In 1936 he decides to fight for the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War, an anti-fascist coalition of liberals, communists and ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: revolution, working class, fascism, civil war, politics, spanish civil war, communism, communist, anarchist, fighting the system, idealism, war ...
Time: 1930s, 90s, 20th century
Place: spain, barcelona, england, europe
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The Killing Fields (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The Killing Fields tells the real-life story of a friendship between two journalists, an American and a Cambodian, during the bloody Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia in 1975, which led to the death of 2-3 million Cambodians during the next four ...
Style: rough, disturbing, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: journalism, genocide, photographer, vietnam war, war, friendship, anti war, rebelliousness, human spirit, wartime life, life is a bitch, moral dilemma ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: cambodia, vietnam, asia, new york, iraq
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The Red and the White (1967)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hungary, Soviet Union
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1919, Hungarian Communists aid the Bolsheviks' defeat of Czarists, the Whites. Near the Volga, a monastery and a field hospital are held by one side then the other.
Style: disturbing, bleak, captivating, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: monastery, battles, revolution, chaos, war, state affairs, politics, society, heroes, confined, against humanity, military ...
Time: 1910s, year 1919
Place: russia, europe, hungary
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The Aryan Couple (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A WWII Drama about a German/Jewish industrialist who, in order to ensure his family's safe passage out of Germany, is forced to hand over his business to the Nazis.
Style: captivating, serious, suspenseful, psychological, tense ...
Plot: concentration camp, world war two, holocaust, genocide, anti semitism, survival, hidden identity, uncover truth, life is a bitch, undercover, moral dilemma, forbidden love ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: hungary, switzerland, germany, europe
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The Empty Mirror (1996)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Adolf Hitler faces himself and must come to terms with his infamous career in an imaginary post-war subterranean bunker where he reviews historical films, dictates his memoirs and encounters Eva Braun, Josef Goebbels, Hermann Göring and Sigmund ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: genocide, holocaust, anti semitism, obsession, world war two, heroes, life is a bitch, hopes, journalism, confined, downfall, against humanity ...
Place: germany, europe
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The Iron Triangle (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on the diary of an unknown Viet Cong soldier, this film provides a sympathetic look at a Viet Cong soldier who protected a captured American soldier whom he believed did not kill him when the American had the opportunity. Written by John ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, war, captivity, military life, confined, political unrest, wartime life, anti war, battles, espionage, on the run, life is a bitch ...
Place: vietnam, asia
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Ulysses' Gaze (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Greece, France, Italy, Germany, UK, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Romania, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 176 min.
Story: "A," a Greek filmmaker living in exile in the United States, returns to his native Ptolemas to attend a special screening of one of his extremely controversial films. But A's real interest lies elsewhere--the mythical reels of the ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: greek, emperor, battles, filmmaking, performer's life, state affairs, life is a bitch, war, obsessive quest, politics, introspection, human nature ...
Place: greece, former yugoslavia, europe, balkan, bucharest ...
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Welcome to Sarajevo (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Follow a group of international journalists into the heart of the once cosmopolitan city of Sarajevo—now a danger zone of sniper and mortar attacks where residents still live. While reporting on an American aid worker who’s trying to get ...
Style: rough, disturbing, realistic, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: adoption, bosnian war, civil war, journalism, family relations, anti war, orphan, orphanage, war, rescue, journalist, morality ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, former yugoslavia, sarajevo, vietnam, europe ...
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Voyage of the Damned (1976)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A luxury liner carries Jewish refugees from Hitler's Germany in a desperate fight for survival.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, cruise ship, ship, catastrophe, interracial relations, racism, wartime life, family in danger, human spirit, disaster ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1939
Place: germany, cuba, europe, latin america, havana cuba ...
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In the Presence of Mine Enemies (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the Warsau Ghetto of 1943, one man's struggle to keep his family together leads him to the ultimate crisis of faith, and one final chance at redemption. Written by legendary 'Twilight Zone' creator, Rod Sterling.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: rabbi, ghetto, world war two, holocaust, life is a bitch, society, misfit, against humanity, confined, survival, war, religions or cults ...
Time: 1940s
Place: europe, poland, warsaw poland
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Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 179 min.
Story: In 1947, four German judges who served on the bench during the Nazi regime face a military tribunal to answer charges of crimes against humanity. Chief Justice Haywood hears evidence and testimony not only from lead defendant Ernst Janning and his ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, emotional, sincere, talky ...
Plot: courtroom drama, judge, genocide, war crime, world war two, holocaust, jewish, court, redemption, german, nazism, cold war ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 20th century, year 1946, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, poland, berlin germany
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Latino (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The fighting between the Sandinista government in Nicaragua and the Contra rebels backed by U.S. money and expertise is the focus of this pro-Sandinista film by Haskell Wexler. On a secret mission to help the U.S. Special Forces train Contra rebels ...
Style: thought provoking, biting, suspense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: military, battles, revolution, political unrest, idealism, rebelliousness, jungle, anti war, politics, rebellion, society, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: nicaragua, vietnam, asia, latin america, central america
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Attack on Darfur (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada, South Africa, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: American journalists in Sudan are confronted with the dilemma of whether to return home to report on the atrocities they have seen, or to stay behind and help some of the victims they have encountered.
Style: captivating, realistic, rough, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: genocide, journalist, village, desert, journalism, uncover truth, against humanity, survival, moral dilemma, injustice, photojournalist, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: sudan, africa
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Salvador (1986)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA, Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A second rated journalist from the US tries his luck in El Salvador during the military dictatorship in the 1980s.
Style: tense, suspense, thought provoking, rough, captivating ...
Plot: civil war, journalism, photojournalist, war, war correspondent, dictator, politics, liberal, media, state affairs, life is a bitch, confession booth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: central america, latin america, south america
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Two Deaths (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A tale of power, passion and obsession set in a politically torn Eastern European country.
Style: talky, realistic, serious, emotional, sexy ...
Plot: revolution, obsession, vengeance, politics, war, romance, master and servant, soldier, dishonesty, intrigue, society, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania, europe, eastern europe, bucharest, rio de janeiro ...
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Behold a Pale Horse (1964)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Manuel Artiguez, a famous bandit during the Spanish civil war, has lived in French exile for 20 years. When his mother is dying he considers visiting her secretly in his Spanish home town. But his biggest enemy, the Spanish police officer Vinolas, ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: hospital, chase, spanish civil war, snitch, whistleblower, bait, battles, republican, revolution, graphic violence, haunted by the past, political unrest ...
Time: 60s
Place: france, spain
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In Tranzit (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Russia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Nazi POWs suspected of heinous acts are locked up in a Soviet women's prison run by vengeful female guards. To weed out the guilty, the innocent must pay. Can supposed enemies turn into great loves? Based on a true post-World War II story, this ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, sincere, captivating, serious ...
Plot: soldier, wartime life, against humanity, life is a bitch, captivity, society, confined, heroes, prison life, genocide, injustice, world war two ...
Time: post world war two, 1940s
Place: ussr, russia, europe, st. petersburg russia
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