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Circle of Deceit (1981)
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Circle of Deceit (1981)
Original name: Die Fälschung
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Georg Laschen leaves his family in West Germany to go work as a war correspondent in Beirut during the fights between Christians and Palestinians.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, rough, bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing, porno movie
Plot: politics, lebanese, war, battles, life is a bitch, graphic violence, love and romance, journalism, love affair, danger, society, couples, dishonesty, chaos and mayhem, media, political unrest, wartime life, evacuation, against humanity, state affairs, battle zone, dog, dancing, sniper, soccer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, lebanon, scandinavia, berlin germany, cairo egypt, beirut lebanon, east germany ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, disturbing and rough films with plots about death, politics, society, photograph, war, murder and violence mostly in Drama, War and Biography genres. Some movies like Circle of Deceit: Incendies (2010), The Battle of Algiers (1966), Coup de grâce (1976), The Tin Drum (1979), Ararat (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Incendies (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, War
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A mother's last wishes send twins Jeanne and Simon on a journey to Middle East in search of their tangled roots. Adapted from Wajdi Mouawad's acclaimed play, Incendies tells the powerful and moving tale of two young adults' voyage to ...
Style: psychological, twists and turns, disturbing, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: rape, incest rape, pregnant from rape, incest, twins, torture, massacre, prison, self discovery, family relations, son, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 20th century, 21st century, year 1970 ...
Place: middle east, lebanon, montreal, montreal quebec, canada
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The Battle of Algiers (1966)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, Algeria
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Tracing the struggle of the Algerian Front de Liberation Nationale to gain freedom from French colonial rule as seen through the eyes of Ali from his start as a petty thief to his rise to prominence in the organisation and capture by the French in ...
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Plot: revolution, rebellion, bomb, military, resistance, french, freedom, torture, rebel, oppression, capture, chaos ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1957, year 1956, year 1962 ...
Place: algeria, africa, north africa, france, paris france ...
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Coup de grâce (1976)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A countess loves her brother's Prussian-officer friend in the 1919 Baltic area.
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, bleak, gloomy
Plot: love triangle, revolution, soldier, betrayal, evacuation, tragic love, tragic hero, life is a bitch, love and romance, society, wartime life, destructive relationship ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20s, post world war one
Place: latvia, europe, budapest hungary, siberia, warsaw poland ...
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 7.5
 22K
The Tin Drum (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany, France, Poland, Yugoslavia
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Oskar is born in Germany in 1924 with an advanced intellect. Repulsed by the hypocrisy of adults and the irresponsibility of society, he refuses to grow older after his third birthday.
Style: surreal, realistic, serious, clever, epic ...
Plot: fascism, world war two, circus, war, life is a bitch, political unrest, wartime life, dishonesty, against humanity, coming of age, grownups, toys ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: germany, europe, poland, central europe, paris france ...
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 6.2
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Ararat (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A variety of characters, some close relatives, others distant strangers, are each affected by the making of a film about the Armenian Genocide of 1915.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: genocide, armenian genocide, politics, atrocity, war crime, filmmaking, self discovery, haunted by the past, against humanity, family problems, ethnic, freedom ...
Time: 1910s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 1930s ...
Place: turkey, canada, ottoman empire, middle east, toronto ontario canada ...
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The Road to Guantanamo (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Part drama, part documentary, The Road to Guantánamo focuses on the Tipton Three, a trio of British Muslims who were held in Guantanamo Bay for two years until they were released without charge.
Style: rough, disturbing, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: terrorism, u.s. army, pow, muslim, injustice, life is a bitch, warning, couples, dishonesty, danger, rage, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, year 2003, year 2002, 2000s, year 2001 ...
Place: cuba, latin america, pakistan, afghanistan, middle east ...
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Harrison's Flowers (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Harrison Lloyd is a Pulitzer-winning photojournalist. His wife and family are making it hard for him to keep his mind on his work when he's in a war zone, and he wants to change jobs to something less stressful. But he's got one last ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, rough, brutal, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: genocide, missing person, murder, battles, journalism, photojournalist, war, obsessive quest, love affair, crimes, civil war, violence ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s, year 1991, 70s
Place: former yugoslavia, croatia, europe, new jersey, st. louis missouri ...
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David (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Although members of the Hitler Youth chant anti-Semitic paroles in front of his house during the Purim festival, Rabbi Singer is still profoundly convinced that Germany will stay a safe country for him, his family, and his fellow believers. But ...
Style: bleak, emotional, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, survival, world war two, family relations, rabbi, danger, parents and children, wartime life, urban, society, escapades ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, black sea, vienna, new york ...
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 5.4
 4K
Salon Kitty (1976)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Kitty runs a brothel in Nazi Germany where the soldiers come to "relax". Recording devices have been installed in each room by a power hungry army official who plans to use the information to blackmail Hitler and gain power himself. A girl ...
Style: serious, erotic, realistic, sexy, disturbing ...
Plot: anti semitism, forbidden love, fall in love, politics, betrayal, prostitute, world war two, against the rules, eroticism, danger, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 1930s, year 1939
Place: germany, europe, paris france, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark ...
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40%
 6.6
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The Truce (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Although liberated from Auschwitz on January 27, 1945, Levi did not reach Turin until October 19 of that year. After spending some time in a Soviet camp for former concentration camp inmates, he embarked on an arduous journey home in the company of ...
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: concentration camp, world war two, holocaust, hopes, refugee, war, society, escapades, life is a bitch, danger, confined, survival ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: russia, italy, europe, venice
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39%
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Killer Kid (1994)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Eleven-year-old Laïd lives in war-torn Lebanon. Chosen and trained by an extremist organisation, he has been forced to enter the adult world far too early. He has been transformed into a fanatical and programmed machine, whose life could be summed ...
Style: disturbing, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: terrorism, friendship, orphan, immigrants, lebanese, youth, buddies, young heroes, assassination attempt, danger, child in peril, coming of age ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, lebanon, europe, france, middle east ...
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Cross of Iron (1977)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: It is 1943, and the German army, ravaged and demoralised, are hastily retreating from the Russian front. In the midst of all this madness, conflict brews between the aristocratic yet ultimately pusillanimous Captain Stransky and the courageous ...
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, soldier, german, anti war, battles, military hospital, chaos, military, hate, sergeant, lieutenant, eastern front ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: russia, crimea, france, siberia, germany ...
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37%
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Antonieta (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: France, Mexico, Spain
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Anna is a psychologist undertaking research about famous suicidal women. She takes a specific interest in the case of Antonieta Rivas Mercado, who killed herself in 1931 in the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris.
Plot: gay, tour guide, blindness, posing, freedom, demonstration, poet, suffering, assassination attempt, catholic, orchestra, education ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s
Place: mexico city, mexico, paris france
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Plot: iraq war, assassination, racism, danger, battles, media, terrorism, life is a bitch, state affairs, military, soldier, journalism ...
Time: contemporary
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The Mark of Cain (2007)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After a bomb kills their company commander in Iraq, British soldiers Treacle and Shane are ordered to round up suspects and use torture on the detainees. Back home, the press gets the story and the pair achieves instant infamy.
Style: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, rough, realistic
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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, orphanage, civil war, journalism, family relations, anti war, orphan, war, rescue, danger, bosnian war, journalist ...
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The Official Story (1985)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Argentina
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After the end of the Dirty War, a high school teacher sets out to find out who the mother of her adopted daughter is.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, sincere, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: adoption, politics, family relations, uncover truth, society, parents and children, political unrest, haunted by the past, state affairs, missing person, secret, history teacher ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina, bolivia, spain
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The Damned (1969)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In the early days of Nazi Germany, a powerful noble family must adjust to life under the new dictatorship regime. The transition from democracy to dictatorship is thus dramatized through the lives of the family which also owns a powerful German ...
Style: rough, bleak, atmospheric, disturbing, serious ...
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Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
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34%
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Country: Afghanistan, France, Germany, UK
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Style: sincere, disturbing, rough, realistic, captivating ...
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Downfall (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Austria, Italy
Duration: 156 min.
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Style: psychological, bleak, disturbing, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: hitler, world war two, third reich, nazism, war, suicide, desperation, confined, national socialism, ss, war crime, paranoia ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1945
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Style: tense, realistic, serious, rough, sentimental ...
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
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Style: serious, realistic
Plot: vietnam war, vietcong, pregnancy, military, soldier, insurgent, anti war, military life, infidelity, political unrest, battles, couples ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
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32%
 6.0
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Talk of Angels (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: serious, disturbing, emotional, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: gulf war, war correspondent, journalism, against the odds, anti war, escapades, state affairs, military, fighting the system, media, politics, life is a bitch ...
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1,000 Times Good Night (2013)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Norway, Ireland, Sweden
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Style: realistic, thought provoking, captivating, emotional, serious
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29%
 8.3
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To Live (1994)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 133 min.
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Style: epic, touching, emotional, tense, realistic ...
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29%
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Under Fire (1983)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 128 min.
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Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, emotional, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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Beaufort (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Israel
Duration: 131 min.
Story: BEAUFORT tells the story of LIRAZ LIBERTI, the 22 year-old outpost commander, and his troops in the months before Israel pulled out of Lebanon. This is not a story of war, but of retreat. This is a story with no enemy, only an amorphous entity that ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, rough ...
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Time: 20th century, contemporary, 80s
Place: lebanon, middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Before the Rain (1994)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Republic of North Macedonia, France, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The circularity of violence seen in a story that circles on itself. In Macedonia, during war in Bosnia, Christians hunt an ethnic Albanian girl who may have murdered one of their own. A young monk who's taken a vow of silence offers her ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, captivating, serious, non-linear ...
Plot: albanian, love affair, monk, politics, violence, murder, photographer, restaurant, terrorist, anti war, rain, society ...
Time: 90s
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Hotel Rwanda (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, South Africa, Italy, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, this film takes place in Rwanda in the 1990s when more than a million Tutsis were killed in a genocide that went mostly unnoticed by the rest of the world. Hotel owner Paul Rusesabagina houses over a thousand refuges in his ...
Style: emotional, rough, thought provoking, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: genocide, racism, against humanity, war crime, un, cruelty, war, refugee, atrocity, corpse, massacre, violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: africa, rwanda, somalia, congo, tanzania
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%