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The Official Story (1985)
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The Official Story (1985)
Original name: La historia oficial
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: emotional, realistic, tense, sincere, thought provoking, serious, captivating, suspenseful, disturbing, heartbreaking ...
Plot: adoption, politics, missing person, school, lawyer, military, book, disappearance, professor, adopted daughter, confession, screaming, high school teacher, history teacher, crimes, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, injustice, life is a bitch, totalitarianism, babies and infants, haunted by the past, society, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: argentina, latin america, spain, kindergarten, bolivia, buenos aires argentina

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, talky and dramatic films with plots about politics, death, storytelling, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, culture clash and brutality mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like The Official Story: The Water Diviner (2014), Bloody Sunday (2002), Son of the Bride (2001), Machuca (2004), To Live (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Water Diviner (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1919, Australian farmer Joshua Connor travels to Turkey to discover the fate of his three sons, reported missing in action. Holding on to hope, Joshua must travel across the war-torn landscape to find the truth and his own peace.
Style: emotional, touching, captivating, compassionate, suspense ...
Plot: missing person, missing son, family drama, parents and children, redemption, death of son, loss of son, father son relationship, promise, husband wife relationship, world war one, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1915, year 1919
Place: australia, turkey, ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, england
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 7.7
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Bloody Sunday (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The dramatised story of the Irish civil rights protest march on January 30 1972 which ended in a massacre by British troops.
Style: realistic, bleak, captivating, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: civil rights, irish, politics, forced into action, civil action, life is a bitch, conflict, republican, society, urban, ira, state affairs ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: ireland, northern ireland, europe, england, california ...
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Son of the Bride (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 123 min.
Story: At age 42, Rafael Belvedere is having a crisis. He lives in the shadow of his father, he feels guilty about rarely visiting his aging mother, his ex-wife says he doesn't spend enough time with their daughter and he has yet to make a commitment ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, talky, realistic ...
Plot: midlife crisis, divorce, marriage, waiter, therapy, heart attack, toilet, urination, vice squad, wedding, childhood, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: argentina, spain, italy, mexico, buenos aires argentina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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Machuca (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Chile, Spain, UK, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Santiago, capital of Chile during the Marxist government of elected, highly controversial president Salvador Allende. Father McEnroe supports his leftist views by introducing a program at the prestigious "collegio" (Catholic prep school) ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, sincere, clever ...
Plot: politics, friendship, childhood, poverty, coming of age, dictatorship, bully, teacher, classmate, demonstration, historical event, student ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973
Place: chile, latin america, santiago chile, santiago de chile, south america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In late 1930s Ferrara, Italy, the Finzi-Continis are a leading family: wealthy, aristocratic, and urbane; they are also Jewish. Their adult children, Micol and Alberto, gather a diverse circle of friends for tennis and parties at their villa with ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: fascism, holocaust, anti semitism, tennis, confined, life is a bitch, wartime life, family life, family relations, society, deportation, jewish ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 30s, 1940s ...
Place: italy, europe, africa, israel, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 8.3
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To Live (1994)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Fugui and Jiazhen endure tumultuous events in China as their personal fortunes move from wealthy landownership to peasantry.
Style: epic, touching, emotional, realistic, tense ...
Plot: gambling, communism, politics, funeral, child abuse, cultural revolution, communist, destiny, village life, hopes, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 1940s, 1960s, 1950s, 20th century, 60s ...
Place: china, asia, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Beyond the Gates (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two westerners, a priest and a teacher find themselves in the middle of the Rwandan genocide and face a moral dilemna. Do they place themselves in danger and protect the refugees, or escape the country with their lives? Based on a true story.
Style: disturbing, bleak, realistic, rough, uplifting ...
Plot: genocide, politics, violence, priest, survivor, teacher, school, civil war, sexual abuse, survival, heroes, against the odds ...
Time: 90s, year 1994, 1990s
Place: africa, rwanda, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.9
 11K
Breaker Morant (1980)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: During the Boer War, three Australian lieutenants are on trial for shooting Boer prisoners. Though they acted under orders, they are being used as scapegoats by the General Staff, who hopes to distance themselves from the irregular practices of the ...
Style: tense, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: military, murder, australian, war, anti war, soldier, execution, trial, writing, military life, politics, society ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 20th century
Place: south africa, australia, africa, south australia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 12K
Sunshine (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Germany, Austria, Canada, Hungary, France, UK, USA
Duration: 181 min.
Story: The film follows a Jewish family living in Hungary through three generations, rising from humble beginnings to positions of wealth and power in the crumbling Austro-Hungarian Empire. The patriarch becomes a prominent judge but is torn when his ...
Style: epic, realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, fascism, politics, society, family life, political unrest, state affairs, siblings relations, dictatorship, generation gap, fencing ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s, 1950s ...
Place: serbia, hungary, europe, israel, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Let Joy Reign Supreme (1975)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: France, 1719. Louis 14th died four years ago, Philippe d'Orleans is the regent. He is a liberal and a libertine. His right-hand man, Dubois, an atheistic and cupid priest, as libertine as Philippe, tries to take advantage of a little rebellion ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: revolution, intrigue, politics, deportation, prisoner, priest, cannibal, amputation, scandal, incest, hopes, state affairs ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, europe, england, paris france, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Circle of Deceit (1981)
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: realistic, disturbing, rough, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: politics, lebanese, political unrest, dishonesty, battles, media, journalism, love and romance, life is a bitch, wartime life, chaos and mayhem, against humanity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, lebanon, hamburg germany, beirut lebanon, west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Some Mother's Son (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the 1981 hunger strike in a British prison, in which IRA prisoner Bobby Sands led a protest against the treatment of IRA prisoners as criminals rather than as prisoners of war. The film focuses on the mothers of two of the ...
Style: bleak, realistic, captivating, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: politics, prison, betrayal, terrorism, strike, struggle, human spirit, prison life, ira, introspection, custody, republican ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 8.0
 7K
I Am Cuba (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Cuba, Soviet Union
Duration: 135 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: stylized, atmospheric, surreal, serious, captivating ...
Plot: rebellion, revolution, propaganda, injustice, peasant, peace, student, university, land, surrealism, wealth, police ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.7
 26K
A Mighty Heart (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on Mariane Pearl's account of the terrifying and unforgettable story of her husband, Wall Street Journal reporter Danny Pearl's life and death.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, suspenseful, factual ...
Plot: murder, loss of spouse, investigation, politics, friendship, faith, kidnapping, journalism, execution, muslim, fbi, new love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 1990s
Place: pakistan, middle east, manhattan new york city, israel, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: There were five Marines and one Navy Corpsman photographed raising the U.S. flag on Mt. Suribachi by Joe Rosenthal on February 23, 1945. This is the story of three of the six surviving servicemen – John 'Doc' Bradley, Pvt. Rene Gagnon ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, sincere ...
Plot: fame, loss of friend, war, military, survival, homecoming, danger, selflessness, propaganda, invasion, battles, marines ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, usa, manhattan new york city, pacific ocean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
I, the Worst of All (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A viceroy and an archbishop take their posts in Mexico. A local nun, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1651-1695), intrigues them. The viceroy and his wife find her brilliant and fascinating. The prelate finds her a symbol of European laxity. He engineers ...
Style: sexual, psychological, gloomy, realistic, tense ...
Plot: burned alive, intrigue, solitude, injustice, convent, writer's life, rebelliousness, feminism, society, woman in danger, religions or cults, patronizing ...
Time: 17th century, 1920s
Place: mexico, latin america, spain, tokyo, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.8
 16K
Missing (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
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: realistic, tense, captivating, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Plot: dictatorship, missing person, politics, military, senator, newspaper, political conspiracy, political intrigue, loss of son, journalist, military coup, coup d'etat ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: chile, latin america, south america, washington d.c., santiago chile ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 8.2
 301K
Downfall (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Austria, Italy
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In April of 1945, Germany stands at the brink of defeat with the Russian Army closing in from the east and the Allied Expeditionary Force attacking from the west. In Berlin, capital of the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler proclaims that Germany will still ...
Style: national socialism, bleak, realistic, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: nazism, confined, suicide, war, siege, paranoia, marriage, fear, birthday, loyalty, execution, army ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1945, year 1942
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, frankfurt germany, munich germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: revolution, resistance, military, bomb, french, rebellion, freedom, torture, capture, chaos, oppression, rebel ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1957, year 1960, year 1954 ...
Place: algeria, africa, north africa, france, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Laramie Project (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: "The Laramie Project" is set in and around Laramie, Wyoming, in the aftermath of the murder of 21-year-old Matthew Shepard. To create the stage version of "The Laramie Project," the eight-member New York-based Tectonic Theatre ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, disturbing, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: murder, small town, politics, violence, interview, hypocrisy, sin, life is a bitch, injustice, deadly, family relations, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1998
Place: usa, wyoming, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.6
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Europa Europa (1990)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, France, Poland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Jewish boy separated from his family in the early days of WWII poses as a German orphan and is taken into the heart of the Nazi world as a 'war hero' and eventually becomes a Hitler Youth. Although improbabilities and happenstance are ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, anti semitism, german, jewish, hidden identity, ghetto, concentration camp, communism, homosexual, roommate, nazism ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: latvia, germany, poland, europe, russia ...
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50%
Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it.
Style: realistic, bleak, captivating, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, military, suicide, battles, war, shooting, letter, disfigurement, commander, stabbing, horse, dog ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945, year 2005
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 186 min.
Story: The life inside a farm in Italy at the beginning of the century. Many poor country families live there, and the owner pays them by their productivity. One of the families has a very clever child. They decide to send him to school instead of make him ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, touching
Plot: school, countryside, peasant, village, money, dancing, record player, farm, winter, social differences, clergy, small town life ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 20th century, 1890s, turn of the century
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.8
 414
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: uplifting, captivating, realistic, disturbing, serious
Plot: politics, revolution, rebellion, idealism, injustice, leadership, hopes, escapades, war, state affairs, righting the wronged, battles ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, year 1960, year 1959 ...
Place: bolivia, latin america, havana cuba, mexico, argentina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
A Place in the World (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain, Uruguay
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Mario and Ana, in voluntary exile from Buenos Aires, live in a remote Argentine valley with their 12-year-old son Ernesto. Mario runs a school and a wool cooperative; Ana, a doctor, heads a clinic with Nelda, a progressive nun. Into this idealistic ...
Style: touching, sentimental, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: nun, coming of age, idealism, geologist, valley, hopes, family in crisis, couple relations, village life, parents and children, teenage life, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, latin america, texas, brazil, buenos aires argentina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.7
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1900 (1976)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 245 min.
Story: Set in Bertolucci's ancestral region of Emilia, the film chronicles the lives of two men during the political turmoils that took place in Italy in the first half on the 20th century.
Style: epic, stylized, captivating, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: fascism, politics, friendship, communism, death, execution, idealism, leadership, political unrest, society, rise to the top, countryside ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 40s, 20s, 30s ...
Place: italy, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Goodbye, Children (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, West Germany, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A French boarding school run by priests seems to be a haven from World War II until a new student arrives. He becomes the roommate of top student in his class. Rivals at first, the roommates form a bond and share a secret.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: nazism, friendship, jewish, betrayal, boarding school life, priest, auschwitz, anti semitism, resistance, wartime life, childhood, french ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: france, europe, jerusalem, vichy, paris france ...
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43%
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Safe Conduct (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Germany, Spain
Duration: 170 min.
Story: The film is about the French film industry from 1942 to 1944 during the Nazi occupation. The film focuses on assistant director and resistance fighter Jean Devaivre and screenwriter Jean Aurenche. Aurenche is on the move so that he doesn't have ...
Style: touching, realistic, uplifting, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Plot: politics, espionage, artists and showbiz, hopes, escapades, couple relations, life is a bitch, showbiz, society, lifestyle, human spirit, couples ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: france, europe, paris france, vichy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Little Soldier (1963)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: During the Algerian war for independence from France, a young Frenchman living in Geneva who belongs to a right-wing terrorist group and a young woman who belongs to a left-wing terrorist group meet and fall in love. Complications ensue when the man ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: assassination, politics, terrorism, murder, new wave, fighting the system, romance, battles, fall in love, against the rules, state affairs, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1950s, 1960s
Place: france, algeria, europe, paris france, geneva switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Deputy and the Congressman (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Madrid, Roberto Orbea is a member of the Spanish communist party. He is married to Carmen, and he has been elected as Deputy in the first democratic elections in Spain. But his enemies, the fascist, know his double life. Roberto likes boys, and they ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, captivating, sincere, serious
Plot: politics, murder, militant, love triangle, vandalism, hidden camera, male prostitute, hustler, blackmail, gay, politician, hospital ...
Time: 70s
Place: madrid, spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%