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State of Siege (1972)
 7.8
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State of Siege (1972)
Original name: État de siège
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Like most of Costa-Gavras' political thrillers, the French State of Siege is based on a true story. The incident dramatized herein is the kidnapping of a U.S. official somewhere in Latin America. The director's sympathies clearly lie with the kidnappers, especially since the official (played by Yves Montand), ostensibly an expert in traffic control, has been assigned as special advisor to the government's secret police, training these worthies in the art of the torturing of political prisoners. Uruguay was the country where this story actually took place; though no names are given, there's little doubting the identity of Costa-Gavras' fictional locale. Despite its up-to-date radicalism, State of Siege adheres to time-honored Hollywood formula, with ugly, vulgar bad guys vs. handsome, articulate good guys.
Style: tense, rough, serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, talky
Plot: politics, kidnapping, partisan, torture, curfew, martial law, political intrigue, crimes, confined, missing person, terrorism, political conspiracy, totalitarianism, danger, dishonesty, radical, isolation, criminal heroes, deadly, state affairs, cia, hostage, abduction, undercover agent, fascism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: latin america, santiago chile, uruguay, santiago de chile, south america

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, deadly, danger, dishonesty, kidnapping, murder and politics mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like State of Siege: Hidden Agenda (1990), I as in Icarus (1979), Missing (1982), Chronicle of an Escape (2006), What the Eye Doesn't See (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Hidden Agenda (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In Ireland, American lawyer Ingrid Jessner and her activist partner, Paul Sullivan, struggle to uncover atrocities committed by the British government against the Northern Irish during the "Troubles." But when Sullivan is assassinated in ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, investigation, conspiracy, terrorism, parade, torture, law enforcement, deadly, dedicated lawyer, dishonesty, state affairs, assassination ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: ireland, europe, england, northern ireland
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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
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I as in Icarus (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The film's plot is based on the Kennedy assassination and subsequent investigation. The film begins with the assassination of President Marc Jarry, who is about to be inaugurated for a second six-year term of office. Henri Volney, state ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, realistic, serious, political ...
Plot: political conspiracy, assassination, conspiracy, kennedy assassination, government corruption, investigation, crimes, witnessing a crime, uncover truth, political corruption, dedicated lawyer, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: yale university
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Missing (1982)
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Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Based on the real-life experiences of Ed Horman. A conservative American businessman travels to a South American country to investigate the sudden disappearance of his son after a right-wing military takeover. Accompanied by his son's wife he ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
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Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: chile, latin america, south america, washington d.c., santiago chile ...
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Chronicle of an Escape (2006)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Argentina
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The true story of four men who narrowly escaped death at the hands of Argentina's military death squads during the 1970s is brought to the screen in this thriller. In 1977, Claudio Tamburrini (Rodrigo de la Serna) was a goalie for a ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: soccer, false accusation, murder, kidnapping, terrorism, on the run, danger, politics, false accusations, dictatorship, torture, revolutionary ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: argentina, latin america
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What the Eye Doesn't See (2003)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: Peru
Duration: 149 min.
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Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, mind bending
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: peru, latin america
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Black November (2012)
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Country: Nigeria, USA
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Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 96 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, rough, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Mexico City (2000)
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Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, talky
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Confession (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 139 min.
Story: The vice-minister of Foreign Affairs of Czechoslovakia, knowing he's being watched and followed, is one day arrested and put into solitary confinement by his blackmailers.
Style: tense, thought provoking, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Strangers in 7A (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: disturbing, serious, scary, tense, suspenseful ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Taken in Broad Daylight (2009)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 87 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 86 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Johnny One Hundred Pesos (1993)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.6
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Chaos (2000)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The American Friend (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: West Germany, France
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The Enemy Within (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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