Movies like The Big Dream

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The Big Dream (2009)
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The Big Dream (2009)
Original name: Il grande sogno
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 she leaves him.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, tense, suspense, touching, contemplative
Plot: politics, against the rules, rebelliousness, state affairs, love triangle, love and romance, follow your dream, secret movement, youth, student life, rebellion, mole, hopes, female nudity, threesome, communism, occupation, smoking, bathtub, riot, female full frontal nudity, pillow fight, hot
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: italy, europe

Most similar movies to The Big Dream

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, contemplative and thought provoking films with plots about society, state affairs, politics, rebellion, rebelliousness, political unrest and love and romance mostly in Drama, Biography and Crime genres. Some movies like The Big Dream: The Front Line (2009), The Dust of Time (2008), Red Like the Sky (2006), Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story (2009), Something in the Air (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Front Line (2009)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, Belgium, UK, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An Italian man looks back from his jail cell on his youthful exploits as a political extremist with understanding, candour and remorse.
Style: exciting, serious, emotional, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: fighting the system, rebellion, idealism, state affairs, politics, love and romance, youth, hopes, blind ambition, society, danger, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1982
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Dust of Time (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, Italy, Germany, Russia, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A, an American film director of Greek ancestry, is making a film that tells his story and the story of his parents. It is a tale that unfolds in Italy, Germany, Russia, Kazakhstan, Canada and the USA. The main character is Eleni, who is claimed and ...
Style: atmospheric, sentimental, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: love affair, society, couples, political unrest, couple relations, love triangle, parents and children, starting over, hopes, state affairs, lovers reunited, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 70s, 80s, 60s ...
Place: germany, italy, new york, asia, kazakhstan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Red Like the Sky (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A nearly sightless boy is sent to a school for blind children, where he secretly discovers the possibilities of the recorded sound.
Style: uplifting, touching, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: blind character, against the odds, friendship, human spirit, ambition, follow your dream, rebellion, fighting the system, youth, disability, rebelliousness, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, tuscany
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A female talk show host in Cairo, Egypt, stirs up a political controversy when she focuses her on-air discussions on the topic of women's issues.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, tense, touching ...
Plot: politics, journalism, tv show, injustice, introspection, hopes, media, couple relations, rebelliousness, idealism, dentist, political corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, middle east, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Something in the Air (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: During the 1970s a student named Gilles gets entangled in contemporary political turmoils although he would rather just be a creative artist. While torn between his solidarity to his friends and his personal ambitions he falls in love with Christine.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, psychological, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, anarchist, self discovery, rebellion, fighting the system, youth, society, counterculture, working class, vandalism, social relations, rebelliousness ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1968, 1960s, 60s ...
Place: france, europe, paris france, italy, florence italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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When the Night (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After meeting during their vacation, two young people with solitary lives suddenly come into a relationship that could benefit both of them.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, contemplative, gloomy
Plot: love and romance, family relations, fall in love, unfulfilled love, parents and children, haunted by the past, unfulfillment, mountain, mother son relationship, female director, snow
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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1992 (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
TV show
Story: Set in Rome, Milan and different Italian cities, the TV series offers a thrilling story following six people whose lives are intertwined with the rapidly changing political landscape in the early 1990s, during which Italy was gripped by the Clean ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, psychological, tense ...
Plot: politics, investigation, state affairs, law enforcement, revolution, politician, corruption, rebellion, italian history, crisis, society, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1992
Place: italy, rome italy, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
11.25: The Day He Chose His Own Fate (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: On November 25th 1970, a man committed ritual suicide inside the Tokyo headquarters of the Japanese Ministry of Defence, leaving behind a legacy of masterpieces and a controversy that echoes to this day. The man was Yukio Mishima, one of ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: state affairs, tragic hero, political unrest, rebelliousness, idealism, downfall, life is a bitch, writer's life, heroes, rebellion, leadership, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1970
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Just Great (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Godard examines the structure of movies, relationships and revolutions through the life of a couple in Paris.
Style: witty, sincere, clever, contemplative, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, revolution, factory, strike, reporter, political unrest, working class, workplace, fighting the system, society, state affairs, journalism ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, year 1972, year 1968 ...
Place: france, paris france, europe, asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Lulu the Tool (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A conscientious factory worker gets his finger cut off by a machine. The accident causes him to become more involved in political and revolutionary groups.
Style: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: factory, working class, factory worker, labor union, rebellion, fighting the system, boss and employee, rebelliousness, workplace situations, social differences, power relations, fired from the job ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Metropolitan Archbishop Lakota of L'viv, freed after twenty years in the Soviet Gulag, travels to Rome where circumstances conspire to see him elevated to the Papacy. Inspired by the life story of Ukrainian Catholic Cardinal Josyf Slipyj,
Style: epic, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: catholic church, vatican, pope, politics, society, state affairs, political unrest, rebelliousness, clergy, leadership, rebellion, revolution ...
Time: 60s
Place: china, europe, soviet union, asia, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Diaz - Don't Clean Up This Blood (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Romania, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A reenactment of the final days of the 2001 G8 Summit.
Style: thought provoking, tense, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: police brutality, globalization, political unrest, rebelliousness, fighting the system, violence spree, violence, demonstration, police, political protest, bullying, humiliation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2001
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Fiances (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A young man has a renewed interest in his girlfriend when he takes a job that separates the two.
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, emotional, touching
Plot: longing, long distance relationship, renewed love, factory worker, promotion, couples, couple relations, working class, true love, infidelity, introspection, lovers apart ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sicily, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: thought provoking, realistic, disturbing, serious, bleak ...
Plot: life is a bitch, haunted by the past, wartime life, politics, political unrest, society, state affairs, anti war, archive footage, world war one, female director
Time: 20th century
Place: bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 8.1
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The Wall (1983)
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 ...
Style: bleak, rough, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, kurd, juvenile delinquency, prison life, prison, rebellion, youth, confined, state affairs, society, life is a bitch, escape ...
Time: 80s
Place: turkey, france, europe, kurdistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Invisible Eye (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France, Spain
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Spying on her students, a teacher finds an exciting hobby.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: political unrest, high school life, rebellion, workplace, youth, society, teachers and students, against the rules, workplace situations, social relations, responsibility, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Little Traitor (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Based on the novel "Panther in the Basement" by the world-renowned author, Amos Oz, the movie takes place in Palestine in 1947, just a few months before Israel becomes a state. Proffy Liebowitz, a militant yet sensitive eleven year old ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, sentimental, thought provoking ...
Plot: friendship, child as main character, rebellion, military, friends, soldier, state affairs, man boy relationship, child protagonist, british military, teaching the ways of the world, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1977, year 1947
Place: israel, middle east, london, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: disturbing, serious, tense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, murder, hostage, political unrest, rebelliousness, captivity, crimes, radical, revolution, hostages, head of state ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Broken Silence (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Winter, 1944. Lucía at 21 returns to her small village in the mountains. She again meets Manuel, a young iron-smith who helps "those in the mountain", the "maquis", the anti-Franco resistance. Lucía is attracted to Manual, ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sincere
Plot: fall in love, heroes, society, against humanity, rebelliousness, political unrest, small town, politics, love and romance, pregnancy, repression, resistance ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, suspenseful, thought provoking, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: social differences, heroes, politics, injustice, society, state affairs, heroic mission, village, slave trade, mother son relationship, village life, interracial relations ...
Time: 17th century
Place: africa, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Eden Is West (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Greece, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Elias (Riccardo Scamarcio) is an immigrant in his twenties who tries to get to Europe by a boat along with other illegal immigrants. When the boat is near the Greek shores and they hope they will soon disembark, a marine patrol approaches and Elias ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, atmospheric, sexy ...
Plot: social differences, society, life is a bitch, politics, fish out of water, on the road, self discovery, illegal immigrant, refugees, greek, strong sexual content, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, germany, paris france, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
When Father Was Away on Business (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Tito's break-up with Stalin in 1948 marked the beginning of not only confusing, but also very dangerous years for many hard-core Yugoslav communists. A careless remark about the newspaper cartoon is enough for Mesha to join many arrested ...
Style: emotional, humorous, offbeat, touching, realistic ...
Plot: politics, communism, circumcision, womanizer, society, youth, state affairs, coming of age, rehabilitation, love and romance, re-education, family relations ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: former yugoslavia, yugoslavia, europe, bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Red Desert (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Amid the modern wastelands and toxic factories of Italy, wife and mother Giuliana (Monica Vitti) desperately tries to conceal her tenuous grip on reality from those around her, especially her successful yet neglectful husband, Ugo (Carlo Chionetti). ...
Style: thought provoking, psychological, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: fog, factory, society, car accident, loneliness, anxiety, depression, mother son relationship, couple relations, mental illness, countryside, manic ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Before the Revolution (1964)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The study of a youth on the edge of adulthood and his aunt, ten years older. Fabrizio is passionate, idealistic, influenced by Cesare, a teacher and Marxist, engaged to the lovely but bourgeois Clelia, and stung by the drowning of his mercurial ...
Style: serious, realistic, experimental, contemplative, atmospheric ...
Plot: communism, rebelliousness, self discovery, love affair, forbidden love, introspection, moral dilemma, hopes, love and romance, unfulfillment, youth, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Joy of Learning (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Night after night, not long before dawn, two young adults, Patricia and Emile, meet on a sound stage to discuss learning, discourse, and the path to revolution. Scenes of Paris's student revolt, the Vietnam War, and other events of the late ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, thought provoking, talky ...
Audience: student film
Plot: revolution, repression, politics, human spirit, idealism, culture clash, political unrest, anti war, rebelliousness, introspection, chaos and mayhem, young heroes ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
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41%
A Bottle in the Gaza Sea (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tai is 17 years old. Naim is 20. She's Israeli. He's Palestinian. She lives in Jerusalem. He lives in Gaza. They were born in a land of scorched earth, where fathers bury their children. They must endure an explosive situation that is not ...
Style: sentimental, touching, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, rebelliousness, interracial relations, family life, danger, politics, society, friends, teenage life, terrorism, political unrest, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, israel, palestinian authority
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Third Person Singular Number (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bangladesh
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A woman breaks with traditional Muslim culture by living with her boyfriend before getting married, but when the relationship ends, she must face the harsh consequences of being an outcast in her community.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: against the rules, self discovery, life is a bitch, social decay, couple relations, love and romance, couples, society, injustice, lovers apart, religions or cults, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.0
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Communists (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Jean-Marie Straub pushes this musicality of blocks to a paroxysmal extreme, mixing blocks of time (40 years separate the various extracts that are going to be used, and what is to be filmed), blocks of text (Malraux, Fortini, Vittorini, Hölderlin) ...
Style: thought provoking, atmospheric, serious, realistic, experimental
Plot: working class, politics, state affairs, society, social differences, human nature, communist, class struggle, communism, utopia, reading
Place: egypt, tuscany
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Test (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: They live in the steppe. A father and a daughter. Nothing may disturb the eternal order. Tomorrow always comes. And every morning the father goes away to work. And she stays alone. To wait for her father. And to feel. Two men are in love with her. ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, touching, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: love triangle, parents and children, teenage love, love and romance, rivalry, father daughter relationship, death of father, farm, coming of age, youth, riding a horse, wind ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: russia
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Buddha Mountain (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ding Bo (Chen Po Lin) and his friends Nan Feng (Fan Bingbing) and Fei Zao aka Fatso (Fei Long) are a trio of 20-something outsiders who have no intention of sitting exams and getting into universities. When they need a new home, they answer an ad ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, gloomy
Plot: teenage love, rebelliousness, teenage life, best friends, love and romance, romance, rebellion, youth, coming of age, urban, dealing with death, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%