Movies like Hotel Rwanda

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Hotel Rwanda (2004)
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Hotel Rwanda (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, South Africa, Italy
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 hotel in attempt to save their lives.
Style: emotional, realistic, sincere, thought provoking, uplifting, rough, bleak, serious, captivating, motivational ...
Plot: genocide, racism, atrocity, cruelty, war crime, hotel, blacks and whites, against humanity, violence, death, murder, photographer, french, fear, massacre, rebel, reporter, corpse, nurse, escape, african, refugee, refugee camp, civil war, war ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: africa, rwanda, congo, somalia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and disturbing films with plots about death, murder, violence, courage, genocide, survival and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like Hotel Rwanda: Beyond the Gates (2005), Machine Gun Preacher (2011), The Last King of Scotland (2006), Schindler's List (1993), Amen. (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, tense ...
Plot: genocide, politics, violence, survivor, priest, teacher, school, civil war, sexual abuse, survival, danger, military ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1994
Place: africa, rwanda, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Machine Gun Preacher (2011)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The true story of Sam Childers, a former drug-dealing biker who finds God and became a crusader for hundreds of Sudanese children who've been kidnapped and pressed into duty as soldiers.
Style: realistic, emotional, disturbing, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: christianity, civil war, idealism, orphan, character change, priest, rescue, protector, war crime, kids in trouble, religions or cults, tough heroes ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, year 2003
Place: africa, uganda, sudan, pennsylvania, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Last King of Scotland (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Young Scottish doctor, Nicholas Garrigan decides it's time for an adventure after he finishes his formal education, so he decides to try his luck in Uganda, and arrives during the downfall of President Obote. General Idi Amin comes to power and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, brutal, factual ...
Plot: dictatorship, doctor, politics, corruption, torture, against humanity, blacks and whites, head of state, attempted murder, assistant, atrocity, polygamy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: uganda, africa, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Schindler's List (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 195 min.
Story: The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, genocide, ghetto, against humanity, anti semitism, rescue, survival, war, confined, jewish, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1990s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Amen. (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, War
Country: France, Germany, Romania
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The film "Amen." examines the links between the Vatican and Nazi Germany. The central character is Kurt Gerstein, a member of the Institute for Hygiene of the Waffen-SS who is horrified by what he sees in the death camps. Moreover, he is ...
Style: realistic, bleak, clever, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, genocide, politics, massacre, anti semitism, torment, war crime, pope, doctor, conscience, vatican ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 30s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: germany, europe, poland, hungary, romania ...
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City of Life and Death (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 132 min.
Story: City of Life and Death takes place in 1937, during the height of the Second Sino-Japanese War. The Imperial Japanese Army has just captured the then-capital of the Republic of China, Nanjing. What followed was known as the Nanking Massacre, or the ...
Style: disturbing, rough, bleak, sincere, serious ...
Plot: massacre, sexual abuse, sino japanese war, atrocity, german, mass murder, japanese army, life is a bitch, military, war crime, war, invasion ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1938, year 1937
Place: asia, china, shanghai china
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The Killing Fields (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The Killing Fields tells the real-life story of a friendship between two journalists, an American and a Cambodian, during the bloody Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia in 1975, which led to the death of 2-3 million Cambodians during the next four ...
Style: rough, disturbing, captivating, serious, tense ...
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Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: cambodia, vietnam, asia, iraq
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Sometimes in April (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Rwanda, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Debra Winger, Oris Erhuero and Idris Elba star in this drama framed by the Rwandan genocide.
Style: bleak, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: genocide, hotel, massacre, civil war, racism, danger, battles, refugees, siblings relations, heaven and hell, state affairs, escapades ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: rwanda, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Conspiracy (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The historical recreation of the 1942 Wannsee Conference, in which Nazi and SS leaders gathered in a Berlin suburb to discuss the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question". Lead by SS-General Reinhard Heydrich, this group of high ranking ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, factual, intense, atmospheric ...
Plot: holocaust, genocide, racism, anti semitism, politics, wartime life, state affairs, human spirit, leadership, soldier, against humanity, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
City of War: The Story of John Rabe (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, China, Germany
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A true-story account of a German businessman who saved more than 200,000 Chinese during the Nanjing massacre in 1937-38.
Style: tense, serious, emotional, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: war crime, atrocity, pow, rescue, coldhearted, war, wartime life, life is a bitch, chaos and mayhem, against humanity, anti heroes, confined ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1937, year 1938
Place: china, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Roots (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 588 min.
Story: African teen Kunta Kinte, brought to America to be enslaved, and the generations of his family.
Style: uplifting, realistic, touching, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: slavery, racism, civil war, american civil war, human spirit, family history, escape attempt, freedom, rape, discrimination, injustice, interracial relations ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1860s, 1820s
Place: usa, tennessee, africa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 336K
Black Hawk Down (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 144 min.
Story: When U.S. Rangers and an elite Delta Force team attempt to kidnap two underlings of a Somali warlord, their Black Hawk helicopters are shot down, and the Americans suffer heavy casualties, facing intense fighting from the militia on the ground.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courage, sniper, tough heroes, battles, war, helicopter, warrior, army, military, danger, survival, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1992, year 1993
Place: somalia, africa, arkansas, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.5
 77K
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: "Selma," as in Alabama, the place where segregation in the South was at its worst, leading to a march that ended in violence, forcing a famous statement by President Lyndon B. Johnson that ultimately led to the signing of the Civil Rights ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, sincere, uplifting, factual ...
Plot: racism, politics, civil rights, human spirit, idealism, fighting the system, americana, righting the wronged, discrimination, injustice, rebellion, state affairs ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1963, year 1965 ...
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33%
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, UK, South Africa, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The true story of anti-apartheid activists in South Africa, and particularly the life of Patrick Chamusso, a timid foreman at Secunda CTL, the largest synthetic fuel plant in the world. Patrick is wrongly accused, imprisoned and tortured for an ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, disturbing, thought provoking ...
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Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1991
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Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 112 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 146 min.
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Style: emotional, serious, based on true events, brutal, touching ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union, Belarus
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Style: bleak, thought provoking, surreal, rough, serious ...
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Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1943, 1940s
Place: russia, europe, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.2
 301K
Downfall (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Austria, Italy
Duration: 156 min.
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Style: national socialism, bleak, realistic, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: nazism, confined, suicide, war, secretary, marriage, fear, paranoia, army, war crime, loyalty, siege ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1945, year 1942
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, bavaria, munich germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Style: talky, realistic, disturbing, witty, serious ...
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Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, 1960s
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Style: epic, rough, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
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Genre: Drama, War
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Style: disturbing, rough, bleak, serious, sincere ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Duration: 103 min.
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Style: bleak, rough, disturbing, tense, suspenseful ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
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Style: disturbing, serious, emotional, uplifting, captivating ...
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Time: 30s, 80s, 20th century, 20s, 40s ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Happy Christmas (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, Music, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany, UK, Belgium, Romania, Norway, Japan, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In 1914, World War I, the bloodiest war ever at that time in human history, was well under way. However on Christmas Eve, numerous sections of the Western Front called an informal, and unauthorized, truce where the various front-line soldiers of the ...
Style: uplifting, touching, captivating, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: christmas, singer, idealism, friendship, human spirit, soldier, holiday, war, hopes, german, french, behind enemy lines ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, oslo norway, glasgow scotland, brussels belgium, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Cry Freedom (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 157 min.
Story: A dramatic story, based on actual events, about the friendship between two men struggling against apartheid in South Africa in the 1970s. Donald Woods is a white liberal journalist in South Africa who begins to follow the activities of Stephen Biko, ...
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: friendship, racism, civil rights, police brutality, journalist, apartheid, politics, idealism, journalism, murder, injustice, discrimination ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: south africa, africa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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