Movies like Havana

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Havana (1990)
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Havana (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: An American professional gambler named Jack Weil (Redford) decides to visit Havana, Cuba to gamble. On the boat to Havana, he meets Roberta Duran (Olin), the wife of a revolutionary, Arturo (Julia). Shortly after their arrival, Arturo is taken away by the secret police, and Roberta is captured and tortured. Jack frees her, but she continues to support the revolution.
Style: emotional, realistic, atmospheric, serious, stylized, sentimental, touching
Plot: gambling, politics, revolution, gambler, political unrest, cons and scams, romance, society, rebelliousness, cuban revolution, love triangle, diamond, gangsters, battles, tragic love, graphic violence, love and romance, fall in love, dishonesty, redemption, state affairs, profanity, nudity (full frontal - brief), love, sex ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1958, year 1959
Place: cuba, latin america, australia, caribbean, havana cuba

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and sexy films with plots about society, political unrest, revolution, state affairs, politics, love and romance and death mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like Havana: The Lost City (2005), The House of the Spirits (1993), Under Fire (1983), Cuba (1979), Talk of Angels (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Lost City (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Duration: 144 min.
Story: In Havana, Cuba in the late 1950's, a wealthy family, one of whose sons is a prominent nightclub owner, is caught in the violent transition from the oppressive regime of Batista to the Marxist government of Fidel Castro. Castro's regime ...
Style: touching, captivating, stylized, sincere, serious ...
Plot: revolution, politics, nightclub, fidel castro, rebellion, love and romance, idealism, dictatorship, family problems, chaos, political unrest, hopes ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba
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95%
The House of the Spirits (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Portugal, Germany, Denmark, USA, France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A rancher, his clairvoyant wife and their family face turbulent years in South America.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, epic ...
Plot: revolution, dictatorship, family relations, generation gap, coup d'etat, civil war, parents and children, estate, political unrest, family life, farm, justice ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 70s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: latin america, chile, south america
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100%
 7.0
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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, suspenseful, emotional, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: photojournalist, revolution, journalism, idealism, politics, political unrest, military, media, rebelliousness, anti war, society, rebellion ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: nicaragua, latin america, central america, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 5.7
 2K
Cuba (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A British mercenary arrives in pre-Revolution Cuba to help train the corrupt General Batista's army against Castro's guerrillas while he also romances a former lover now married to an unscrupulous plantation owner.
Style: cynical, witty, gloomy, rough, realistic ...
Plot: politics, mercenary, infidelity, dishonesty, soldier, society, couples, love and romance, danger, introspection, political corruption, rebelliousness ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: cuba, latin america, caribbean, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Talk of Angels (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This is the story of a young Irish woman who comes to Spain to escape from the pressures she feels about her impending marriage to a political activist in Ireland. But in Spain in the 1930's, taking a job of governess in a wealthy family, she ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, forbidden love, politics, love triangle, social differences, society, couples, love affair, fall in love, family relations, extramarital affair, war ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, year 1936
Place: spain, ireland, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Belle du Seigneur (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Luxembourg, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: English-language adaptation of Albert Cohen's epic Swiss tale of a tortured love affair between a high-ranking Jewish official and the protestant wife of one of his employees.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious
Plot: tragic love, romance, love affair, love triangle, infidelity, cheating wife, social differences, society, political unrest, unfulfillment, anti semitism, state affairs ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: europe, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In pre-revolution Cuba, Katey Miller is about to defy everyone's expectations. Instead of a parent-approved suitor, Katey is drawn to the sexy waiter, Javier, who spends his nights dancing in Havana's nightclubs. As she secretly learns to ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, realistic, serious ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dancer's life, dancing, fall in love, couples, romance, latin, dance, cuban revolution, contests and competitions, instructor, revolution, dance club ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 80s
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba
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68%
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Eros (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Italy, Hong Kong, France, Luxembourg, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A three-part anthology film about love and sexuality: a menage-a-trois between a couple and a young woman on the coast of Tuscany; an advertising executive under enormous pressure at work, who, during visits to his psychiatrist, is pulled to delve ...
Style: erotic, sexy, stylized, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, love affair, social differences, fall in love, lovers reunited, society, lifestyle, obsession, infidelity, male female relationship, sexuality, psychiatrist ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: hong kong, asia, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The Way We Were (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two desperate people have a wonderful romance, but their political views and convictions drive them apart.
Style: serious, sentimental, captivating, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: politics, opposites attract, love and romance, couples, mccarthyism, romance, naval officer, radical, naval uniform, young lovers, couple relations, communist ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1950s, 1930s, 40s ...
Place: new york, usa, california, washington d.c., malibu california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.6
 446
Che Guevara (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When he is captured in Bolivia, the "Che" is conducted to prission, when he remembers his life facts, the revolution and the women.
Style: realistic, disturbing, uplifting, captivating, serious ...
Plot: leadership, revolution, rebellion, politics, injustice, righting the wronged, fighting the system, folk hero, social decay, political unrest, rebelliousness, working class ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1959 ...
Place: bolivia, havana cuba, latin america, guatemala, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Pavilion of Women (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: China, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: With World War 2 looming, a prominent family in China must confront the contrasting ideas of traditionalism, communism and Western thinking, while dealing with the most important ideal of all: love and its meaning in society.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: forbidden love, interracial romance, culture clash, fall in love, social differences, society, parents and children, couple relations, political unrest, dysfunctional family, family problems, couples ...
Time: 30s, 1930s, year 1938
Place: china, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Before Night Falls (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Spanning several decades, this powerful biopic offers a glimpse into the life of famed Cuban poet and novelist Reinaldo Arenas, an artist who was vilified for his homosexuality in Fidel Castro's Cuba.
Style: bleak, atmospheric, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: poet, aids, gays and lesbians, revolution, exile, oppression, homosexual, artist, gay slur, writer's life, gay, childhood ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 80s, 50s ...
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba, caribbean, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Children of Glory (2006)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Sport, War
Country: Hungary
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Children of Glory will commemorate Hungary's heroic Revolution of 1956, and takes place in Budapest and at the Melbourne Olympic Games in October and November of that year. While Soviet tanks were destroying Hungary, the Hungarian water polo ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, rough, emotional ...
Plot: politics, revolution, resistance, wartime life, human spirit, rebellion, rivalry, ambition, life is a bitch, sport team, political unrest, idealism ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1956
Place: hungary, europe, australia, melbourne australia, budapest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.6
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David & Fatima (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A retelling of Romeo and Juliet in Jerusalem involving a Palestinian woman and an Israeli man.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: forbidden love, against the odds, unlikely couple, opposites attract, social differences, religions or cults, couples, love and romance, romance, society, young lovers, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.7
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Fidel & Che (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Fidel Castro rises to power in Cuba.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, tense
Plot: revolution, fidel castro, rebellion, idealism, rebelliousness, politics, rise and fall, fighting the system, ambition, political corruption, racism, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: cuba, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Of Love and Shadows (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Argentina
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Irene is a magazine editor living under the shadow of the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile. Francisco is a handsome photographer and he comes to Irene for a job. As a sympathizer with the underground resistance movement, Francisco opens her eyes and ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, based on true events, visually appealing ...
Plot: politics, torture, dictatorship, distopia, rebellion, interracial relations, rebelliousness, soldier, media, romance, journalism, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, year 1973, 1920s
Place: chile, latin america, south america, spain, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 8.0
 70K
Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy, UK, USA
Duration: 197 min.
Story: Doctor Zhivago is the filmed adapation of the Russian novel by Boris Pasternak from director David Lean that was an international success and today deemed a classic. Omar Sharif and Julie Christie play two protagonists who in fact love each other ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, serious, realistic, epic ...
Plot: love triangle, russian revolution, nurse, world war one, suicide attempt, infidelity, communism, deportation, war, revolution, betrayal, russian ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 1910s, 1940s, 1930s ...
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.9
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Bitter Sugar (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Dominican Republic, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A patriot (René Lavan) with a rebellious brother falls in love with a dissident's daughter (Mayte Vilán) in Castro's Cuba.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, harsh, reflective ...
Plot: revolution, politics, hotel, prostitute, bar, interrogation, assassin, death, communist, society, love affair, radio show ...
Place: cuba, miami, latin america, europe, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 8.2
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I Am Cuba (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Cuba, Soviet Union
Duration: 141 min.
Story: An unabashed exercise in cinema stylistics, I Am Cuba is pro-Castro/anti-Batista rhetoric dressed up in the finest clothes. The film's four dramatic stories take place in the final days of the Batista regime; the first two illustrate the ills ...
Style: captivating, factual, epic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: rebellion, propaganda, political unrest, revolution, state affairs, society, politics, injustice, tyranny, coup d'etat, power struggle, police ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba, tokyo, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Indochine (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 160 min.
Story: The story starts in the 1930s at one of the largest rubber-tree plantations in Indochine (Vietnam). This plantation is owned by the French colonist Eliane, a proud woman who lives with her father and her native adoptive daughter Camille. She ...
Style: serious, epic, sentimental, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: interracial relations, fall in love, naval officer, love triangle, adoption, arranged marriage, cabaret, communism, navy, communist, love and romance, police corruption ...
Time: 1930s, 40s, 30s, 20th century, 50s ...
Place: asia, vietnam, indochina, southeast asia, france ...
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59%
Tears of April (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Finland, Germany, Greece
Duration: 110 min.
Story: There is civil war in Finland. Between whites vs reds. A woman soldier of reds is captured by the whites. She is ordered to be executed.
Style: disturbing, epic, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Plot: adultery, rebellion, military, opposites attract, wartime life, destiny, tragic love, political unrest, dishonesty, politics, life is a bitch, soldier ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 435
Two Deaths (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A tale of power, passion and obsession set in a politically torn Eastern European country.
Style: talky, realistic, serious, emotional, enigmatic ...
Plot: revolution, obsession, vengeance, couples, society, political unrest, wartime life, infidelity, human nature, tragic love, friendship, introspection ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania, europe, bucharest, eastern europe, rio de janeiro ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
A Tale of Two Cities (1980)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Dissolute barrister Sydney Carton becomes enchanted and then hopelessly in love with the beautiful Lucie Manette. But Lucie loves and marries Charles Darnay, and remains oblivious to Carton's undimmed devotion to her. When Darnay is ensnared in ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, revolution, charles dickens, french revolution, tragic love, love triangle, heroic mission, wartime life, destructive relationship, unfulfilled love, fall in love, couple relations ...
Time: 18th century
Place: london, paris france, france, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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What the Day Owes the Night (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Algeria, the 1930s. Younes is nine years old when he is put in his uncle's care in Oran. Rebaptized Jonas, he grows up among the Rio Salado youths, with whom he becomes friends. Emilie is one of the gang; everyone is in love with her. A great ...
Style: touching, sentimental, captivating, emotional, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: young lovers, true love, teenage love, romance, friendship, youth, political unrest, love and romance, friends, revolution, society, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: algeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Year That Trembled (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Year That Trembled is a 1970 coming-of-age story set in the shadow of Kent State that focuses on a group of young characters facing the Vietnam Draft Lottery.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: lottery, friendship, anti war, college, politics, coming of age, fighting the system, teenage life, rebelliousness, wartime life, kids in trouble, campaign ...
Time: 70s, year 1971, year 1970, 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, ohio, usa, asia, philadelphia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Indecent Proposal (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Robert Redford stars as billionaire John Gage, who offers a down-on-his-luck yuppie husband (Woody Harrelson) $1 million for the opportunity to spend the night with the man's wife (Demi Moore).
Style: sexual, thought provoking, emotional, psychological, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: sex scene, moral dilemma, millionaire, gambling, husband wife relationship, adultery, family problems, infidelity, sexual relations, cuckold, couple relations, temptation ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Great Gatsby (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Nick Carraway, a young Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbor, the nouveau riche Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby's circle, becoming a witness to obsession ...
Style: captivating, serious, stylized, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: infidelity, love and romance, fall in love, love triangle, society, love affair, obsession, millionaire, wealth, couples, couple relations, betrayal ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, post world war one, 70s
Place: new york, usa, long island, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
This Revolution (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jake Cassevetes is a world renowned shooter just back from being embedded during the U.S. invasion of Iraq. As a well-paid stringer for the networks, Jake does not buy into the currently vogue, left-wing conspiracy theory of a corporate-controlled ...
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, clever, cynical ...
Plot: conspiracy, politics, idealism, rebellion, life is a bitch, dishonesty, society, fighting the system, revolution, injustice, rebelliousness, political unrest ...
Time: contemporary, september 11 2001
Place: iraq, new york, usa, middle east, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Sand Pebbles (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 182 min.
Story: Engineer Jake Holman arrives aboard the gunboat U.S.S. San Pablo, assigned to patrol a tributary of the Yangtze in the middle of exploited and revolution-torn 1926 China. His iconoclasm and cynical nature soon clash with the "rice-bowl" ...
Style: epic, tense, realistic, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: battles, friendship, navy, heroes, chinese, missionary, u.s. navy, battle, ship, politics, warship, redemption ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: china, asia, shanghai china, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.2
 44K
Che: Part One (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Spain, Mexico
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The Argentine, begins as Che and a band of Cuban exiles (led by Fidel Castro) reach the Cuban shore from Mexico in 1956. Within two years, they mobilized popular support and an army and toppled the U.S.-friendly regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista.
Style: epic, thought provoking, sincere, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: revolution, cuban revolution, communism, execution, dictatorship, idealism, fighting the system, state affairs, leadership, freedom, political unrest, rise to the top ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: cuba, latin america, mexico city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%