Movies like Hotel Rwanda

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Hotel Rwanda (2004)
 8.1
 329K
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, thought provoking, uplifting, rough, sincere, contemplative, bleak, intense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: genocide, against humanity, racism, war crime, un, cruelty, massacre, refugee, corpse, atrocity, blacks and whites, violence, hotel, rebel, murder, war, life is a bitch, human spirit, society, peril, bribery, death, battles, photographer, french ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: africa, rwanda, congo, tanzania, somalia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and dramatic films with plots about death, courage, genocide, survival, violence, murder and brutality mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like Hotel Rwanda: Blood Diamond (2006), Beyond the Gates (2005), The Last King of Scotland (2006), Schindler's List (1993), Sometimes in April (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.0
 490K
Blood Diamond (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An ex-mercenary turned smuggler. A Mende fisherman. Amid the explosive civil war overtaking 1999 Sierra Leone, these men join for two desperate missions: recovering a rare pink diamond of immense value and rescuing the fisherman's son ...
Style: serious, intense, captivating, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: mercenary, gem, adventure, smuggling, treasure hunt, greed, rebel, journalism, black market, obsessive quest, smuggler, civil war ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 2003, year 1999
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa, london, angola ...
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100%
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, emotional, bleak, rough, sad ...
Plot: genocide, politics, violence, teacher, priest, survivor, survival, moral dilemma, against the odds, human spirit, fighting the system, tragic hero ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1994
Place: africa, rwanda, south africa
⇓ 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, against humanity, genocide, atrocity, politics, corruption, torture, blacks and whites, violence, dictator, head of state ...
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, emotional, realistic, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, genocide, against humanity, ghetto, jewish, anti semitism, rescue, nazi, wartime, war ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 1990s, 90s
Place: poland, germany, europe, central europe, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: rough, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: genocide, against humanity, massacre, civil war, racism, battles, politics, political unrest, vengeance, revolution, deadly, military ...
Time: 90s, year 1994, 1990s
Place: rwanda, africa, washington d.c.
⇓ 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, rough, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: christianity, orphan, civil war, gunfight, character change, protector, priest, rescue, tough heroes, kids in trouble, religions or cults, tragic event ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, year 2003
Place: africa, uganda, sudan, pennsylvania, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.4
 16K
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, thought provoking, touching, emotional ...
Plot: slavery, racism, civil war, american civil war, human spirit, interracial relations, family history, escape attempt, freedom, discrimination, injustice, social problems ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1820s, 1860s, 70s
Place: usa, tennessee, africa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 424
Haven (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: This is the true story of a woman named Ruth Gruber who travels to Europe to help escort 1000 Jewish War victims to the United States. She comes to love and feel sorry for them all, and fights for their rights to live in America.
Style: emotional, disturbing, sincere, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, rescue, deportation, anti semitism, immigrants, human spirit, heroic mission, idealism, fighting the system, politics, against humanity ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s
Place: europe, new york, naples italy, mediterranean sea, vienna ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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 ...
Plot: journalism, genocide, war, vietnam war, photographer, friendship, anti war, human spirit, rebelliousness, wartime life, life is a bitch, media ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: cambodia, vietnam, asia, new york, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Shake Hands with the Devil (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Canadian Lt. General Romeo Dallaire was the military commander of the UN mission in Rwanda and this movie is personal and, all too true, story of his time there during the genocide of 1994. It is not quite as moving as the earlier Hotel Rwanda and ...
Style: serious, bleak, rough, disturbing, realistic
Plot: genocide, betrayal, civil war, chaos, military, dishonesty, against humanity, danger, life is a bitch, hopes, politics, righting the wronged ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, rwanda
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 358K
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: war, courage, sniper, battles, warrior, tough heroes, u.s. military, helicopter, army, chaos, danger, military ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1993, year 1992
Place: somalia, africa, arkansas, north africa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 13K
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: thought provoking, sincere, disturbing, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, politics, genocide, anti semitism, vatican, war crime, ss, conscience, torment, idealism, war ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 20th century, 30s
Place: germany, europe, poland, rome italy, romania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: rough, disturbing, bleak, epic, emotional ...
Plot: sexual abuse, sino japanese war, war crime, massacre, atrocity, life is a bitch, mass murder, japanese army, military, war, dehumanization, invasion ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1937, year 1938
Place: china, asia, shanghai, shanghai china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 325K
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: psychological, bleak, disturbing, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: hitler, third reich, nazism, war, world war two, suicide, desperation, confined, paranoia, war crime, national socialism, traitor ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945, year 1942
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, bavaria, munich germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 708K
The Pianist (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, War
Country: UK, France, Poland, Germany, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The true story of pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman's experiences in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. When the Jews of the city find themselves forced into a ghetto, Szpilman finds work playing in a café; and when his family is deported in 1942, he ...
Style: bleak, emotional, suspense, heartbreaking, contemplative ...
Plot: survival, holocaust, nazi, pianist, world war two, ghetto, against humanity, nazi occupation, anti semitism, genocide, jewish, nazism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw poland, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 18K
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, anti semitism, genocide, war crime, racism, politics, conspiracy, human spirit, wartime life, state affairs, world war two, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, realistic, disturbing, bleak, serious ...
Plot: rescue, war crime, atrocity, heroes, deadly, confined, war, survival, wartime life, lifesaver, negotiation, disorder ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1938, year 1937
Place: china, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.7
 10K
Catch a Fire (2006)
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: thought provoking, tense, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, police brutality, politics, civil rights, racism, apartheid, rebellion, fighting the system, political unrest, danger, blacks and whites, false accusation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1991, year 1980
Place: south africa, africa, angola
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 7.5
 84K
Selma (2014)
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, righting the wronged, justice, civil rights, human spirit, idealism, african american, americana, discrimination, fighting the system, racial segregation ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1964, year 1963 ...
Place: alabama, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.8
 119K
Glory (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Robert Gould Shaw leads the US Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates.
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating, epic ...
Plot: american civil war, freedom, war, slavery, battles, racism, prejudice, battle, military life, african american, camp, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston, south carolina, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.3
 54K
Come and See (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 142 min.
Story: The invasion of a village in Byelorussia by German forces sends young Florya into the forest to join the weary Resistance fighters, against his family's wishes. There he meets a girl, Glasha, who accompanies him back to his village. On ...
Style: bleak, rough, thought provoking, serious, surreal ...
Plot: against humanity, atrocity, genocide, world war two, war crime, holocaust, occupation, surrealism, military, anti war, survival, war ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: russia, europe, soviet union, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Flowers of War (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 146 min.
Story: A Westerner finds refuge with a group of women in a church during Japan's rape of Nanking in 1937. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety.
Style: emotional, serious, based on true events, brutal, touching ...
Plot: atrocity, prostitute, world war two, rape, life is a bitch, student, priest, war crime, war, brothel, courage, forced prostitution ...
Time: 1930s, year 1937, 30s, 20th century
Place: china, asia, japan, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.9
 3K
Skin (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a black girl who was born to two white Afrikaner parents in South Africa during the apartheid era.
Style: captivating, touching, sincere, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: fall in love, forbidden love, human spirit, eccentric family, self discovery, society, love and romance, social misfits, racism, physical appearance, parents and children, social differences ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 70s, year 1973 ...
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Good Evening, Mr. Wallenberg (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Sweden, Hungary
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Swedish account of Raoul Wallenberg, the man responsible for the largest rescue of Jews during World War II.
Style: emotional, bleak, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: world war two, politics, rescue, anti semitism, ghetto, genocide, heroes, holocaust, swedish, hungarian, jewish, uncover truth ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: hungary, europe, sweden, moscow russia, budapest hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, South Africa, France
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: prison, human spirit, oppression, heroes, rebellion, political unrest, fighting the system, prison life, historical figure, marital problem, social problems, civil rights ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 50s, 70s ...
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Perlasca: The Courage of a Just Man (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France, Sweden, Hungary
Duration: 197 min.
Story: It is the real story of Giorgio Perlasca (Luca Zingaretti). During the 1920s he was an Italian Fascist supporter, fighting in Africa an in the Spanish civil war where he deserved a safe conduct for Spanish embassies. After some years, disillusioned ...
Style: disturbing, emotional, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, idealism, genocide, concentration camp, hopes, deportation, nazism, wartime life, life is a bitch, fighting the system, nazi occupation, daring rescue ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 80s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: hungary, italy, budapest hungary, budapest, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.6
 23K
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: bleak, rough, disturbing, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: civil rights, political unrest, fighting the system, state affairs, social problems, life is a bitch, society, conflict, protest, social decay, irish, injustice ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: ireland, northern ireland, europe, england, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.3
 148K
Invictus (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Newly elected President Nelson Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa's rugby ...
Style: touching, uplifting, emotional, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: human spirit, president, rugby, historical character, racism, celebration, apartheid, politician, idealism, blacks and whites, championship, sport team ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1995
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa, new jersey, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.3
 9K
Talk to Me (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The story of Washington D.C. radio personality Ralph "Petey" Greene, an ex-con who became a popular talk show host and community activist in the 1960s.
Style: realistic, sincere, inspirational, emotional, touching ...
Plot: radio, ex convict, civil rights, protest, african american, media, society, manager, cheating, ambition, friendship, prison ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: washington d.c., new york, usa, u.s. capitol building, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.8
 12K
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, thought provoking, suspenseful, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: war, military, murder, anti war, australian, legal, military life, soldier, politics, false accusation, injustice, war crime ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century, 90s
Place: south africa, australia, africa, south australia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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