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In the Time of the Butterflies (2001)
 6.7
 2K
In the Time of the Butterflies (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the Time of the Butterflies is inspired by the true story of the three Mirabal sisters who, in 1960, were murdered for their part in an underground plot to overthrow the government.
Style: realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: politics, revolution, political corruption, government, butterfly, vengeance, tragic love, siblings relations, love and romance, dishonesty, conspiracy, student, father son relationship, professor, corrupt official, husband wife relationship, dictatorship, fighting the system, rebellion, society, political unrest, idealism, state affairs, genocide, boarding school ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1940s, 1930s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: dominican republic

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Most similar movies to In the Time of the Butterflies

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and dramatic films with plots about politics, state affairs, betrayal, society, death, murder and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Thriller and Romance genres. Some movies like In the Time of the Butterflies: The Dancer Upstairs (2002), Romero (1989), This Revolution (2005), Land of the Blind (2006), The Black Pimpernel (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Dancer Upstairs (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A police detective in a South American country is dedicated to hunting down a revolutionary guerilla leader.
Style: atmospheric, tense, captivating, serious, suspense ...
Plot: politics, police detective, investigation, crimes, danger, dance school, political unrest, fighting crime, corruption, ballet, terrorism, teacher ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, spain, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.1
 2K
Romero (1989)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Romero is a compelling and deeply moving look at the life of Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador, who made the ultimate sacrifice in a passionate stand against social injustice and oppression in his county. This fil chronicles the transformation ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, suspense, tragic ending ...
Plot: murder, church, bishop, fighting the system, priest, politics, battles, campaign, political unrest, society, clergy, state affairs ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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: clever, disturbing, realistic, serious, cynical ...
Plot: conspiracy, politics, idealism, injustice, revolution, rebellion, life is a bitch, dishonesty, society, fighting the system, rebelliousness, political unrest ...
Time: contemporary, september 11 2001
Place: iraq, new york, usa, middle east, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Land of the Blind (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A soldier recounts his relationship with a famous political prisoner attempting to overthrow their country's authoritarian government.
Style: serious, bleak, psychological, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, prisoner, against the odds, rebelliousness, danger, state affairs, haunted by the past, injustice, crimes, fighting the system, political corruption ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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The Black Pimpernel (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Mexico, Denmark
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story about Swedish ambassador in Chile - Harald Edelstam - and his heroic actions to protect the innocent people from the execution during and after the military coup on September 11th 1973.
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, rough, emotional ...
Plot: politics, political intrigue, life is a bitch, injustice, romance, society, political unrest, human spirit, revolution, human rights, ambassador, fighting the system ...
Time: year 1973
Place: chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
What the Eye Doesn't See (2003)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: Peru
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Through out six different and yet parallel stories that take place during the corrupted goverment during the 90s in Peru, Lombardi tells the moral decomposition that ran through all classes and generations of the peruvian society.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, mind bending
Plot: politics, society, crimes, state affairs, dishonesty, political corruption, murder, political unrest, deadly, government, manipulations, manipulation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: peru, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.5
 7K
F.I.S.T. (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Johnny Kovak joins the Teamsters trade-union in a local chapter in the 1930s and works his way up in the organization. As he climbs higher and higher his methods become more ruthless and finally senator Madison starts a campaign to find the truth ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, rough, bleak
Plot: labor union, politics, gangsters, gang, rivalry, legal, crimes, against the odds, fighting the system, racism, political corruption, campaign ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: cleveland ohio, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Imagining Argentina (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Spain, UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Set during the unsettling disappearances in Buenos Aires during the dictatorship of the 1970s, the film involves theater director Carlos Rueda and his wife Cecilia. Shortly after Cecilia writes an editorial commentary questioning the mysterious ...
Style: serious, tense, bleak, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: politics, disappearance, uncover truth, political unrest, danger, crimes, deadly, kidnapping, father daughter relationship, compassion, dishonesty, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, year 1976
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina, italy, latin america, venice ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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, family saga ...
Plot: revolution, generation gap, dictatorship, family relations, coup d'etat, civil war, parents and children, estate, political unrest, family life, farm, justice ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1940s, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: latin america, chile, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
A Dry White Season (1989)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Taking place during the 1976 Soweto uprising, the story follows a white school teacher whose life and values are threatened when he asks questions about the death of a young black boy who died in police custody.
Style: emotional, disturbing, thought provoking, rough, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, legal, interracial relations, fighting the system, society, crimes, rebellion, injustice, discrimination, lawyer, life is a bitch, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: south africa, africa, canada, england, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Ashes of Paradise (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Argentina
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A judge falls from the roof of the Federal Courthouse. A woman is murdered. Between them and the three sons of the judge there is a connection that will be investigated by a woman judge who is determined to discover the truth.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, psychological, serious ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, murder, intrigue, multiple perspectives, suspicion, revenge, judge, suicide, legal investigation, state affairs, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 8.3
 24K
Z (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, Algeria
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Repression is the rule of the day in this film that skewers Greek governance of the 1960s. Z, a leftist rabble rouser, is killed in what appears to be a traffic accident. But given the political climate, the death of such a prominent activist raises ...
Style: tense, thought provoking, bleak, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: conspiracy, assassination, military, cia, politics, political corruption, protest, liberal, photojournalist, police, government, courtroom drama ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, family problems, chaos, dictatorship, political unrest, hopes ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Best of Youth (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 366 min.
Story: Spanning four decades, from the chaotic 1960s to the present, director Marco Tullio Giordana's passionate epic 'La Meglio Gioventu' follows two Italian brothers through some of the most tumultuous events of recent Italian history.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: society, dishonesty, politics, protest, police brutality, pianist, musician, political corruption, psychiatrist, photographer, idealism, couples ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 90s, 20th century, 70s ...
Place: italy, lebanon, europe, oxford university, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.4
 20K
The Yards (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In the rail yards of Queens, contractors repair and rebuild the city's subway cars. These contracts are lucrative, so graft and corruption are rife. When Leo Handler gets out of prison, he finds his aunt married to Frank Olchin, one of the big ...
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, rough, emotional ...
Plot: betrayal, corruption, murder, whistleblower, false accusation, crime, political corruption, crimes, injustice, moral dilemma, life is a bitch, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: serious, realistic, tense, based on true events, visually appealing ...
Plot: politics, torture, dictatorship, distopia, rebellion, interracial relations, rebelliousness, soldier, journalism, state affairs, media, fighting the system ...
Time: 70s, year 1973, 1920s
Place: chile, latin america, south america, spain, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.1
 1K
Last Rites (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After witnessing her lover being murdered by his jealous wife, Angela seeks refuge in a church where she encounters a young priest named Michael, who gives her sanctuary. But the killing was not a simple act of passion, as the victim had ties to ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, surprise ending, twist ending
Plot: wedding, prostitute, on the run, church, murder, infidelity, castration, vengeance, love affair, moral dilemma, fall in love, intrigue ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, mexico, usa, latin america, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.1
 92K
Runaway Jury (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A juror on the inside and a woman on the outside manipulate a court trial involving a major gun manufacturer.
Style: captivating, stylized, tense, cynical, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom drama, lawyer, jury, court, courtroom, trial, corruption, society, fighting the system, righting the wronged, justice, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, cincinnati ohio, indiana, ohio, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Beyond the Limit (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Mexico
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Set in a small politically unstable Latin American country, the story follows the half English and half Latino Dr. Eduardo Plarr, who left his home to find a better life. Along the way he meets an array of people, including British Consul Charley ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, biting ...
Plot: diplomat, kidnapping, love affair, doctor, rebel, politics, starting over, political unrest, revolution, adultery, alcoholic, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: latin america, paraguay, south america, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
All Good Things (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Newly-discovered facts, court records and speculation are used to elaborate the true love story and murder mystery of the most notorious unsolved murder case in New York history.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, twists and turns, enigmatic ...
Plot: mystery, disappearance, murder, mentally unstable, missing person, dysfunctional marriage, investigation, crimes, high society, domestic violence, overbearing parent, love affair ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 2000, year 1971, year 1978 ...
Place: new york, usa, washington d.c., empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.1
 4K
Judas Kiss (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The shooting of a U.S. senator's wife raises the stakes for kidnappers seeking a hefty ransom for a computer magnate.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, blackmail, cons and scams, crime, state affairs, police investigation, crimes, crime gone awry, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect, manipulations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, usa, los angeles, venezuela
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Like Water for Chocolate (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Tita is passionately in love with Pedro, but her controlling mother forbids her from marrying him. When Pedro marries her sister, Tita throws herself into her cooking and discovers she can transfer her emotions through the food she prepares, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, atmospheric, serious, surreal ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: cooking and food, cooking, wedding, forbidden love, family tradition, chocolate, infidelity, magic realism, marriage, mexican revolution, jealousy, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1930s, 30s, 19th century ...
Place: mexico, texas, latin america, usa, san antonio texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Enemy Within (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Colonel Casey discovers what appears to be plans by General Lloyd to use fake military excercises to assist Jack Giddings in his plans to remove President Foster from office. Colonel Casey, and President Foster must find evidence that there is a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: conspiracy, manhunt, undercover, government agency, race against time, betrayal, state affairs, political corruption, fighting the system, military, dishonesty, special agents ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Regular Lovers (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 183 min.
Story: 1968 and 1969 in Paris: during and after the student and trade union revolt. François is 20, a poet, dodging military service. He takes to the barricades, but won't throw a Molotov cocktail at the police. He smokes opium and talks about ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: idealism, revolution, politics, love triangle, love affair, twins, hopes, injustice, political corruption, couple relations, chaos and mayhem, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1968, year 1969
Place: france, europe, paris france, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.9
 39K
Anonymous (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I, and the Essex Rebellion against her, the story advances the theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford who penned Shakespeare's plays.
Style: stylized, serious, captivating, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: politics, intrigue, political intrigue, inheritance, lifestyle, play, state affairs, dishonesty, political unrest, aristocracy, writer's life, desire for fame ...
Time: 16th century, 1930s, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london, new york, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.3
 16K
Red Corner (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An American attorney on business in China, ends up wrongfully on trial for murder and his only key to innocence is a female defense lawyer from the country.
Style: suspenseful, serious, thought provoking, disturbing, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, frame up, legal, false accusation, fighting the system, legal action, political corruption, death penalty, death sentence, justice, dishonesty, state affairs ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.2
 113
Able Danger (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Tom Flynn, the idealist owner of a left-leaning radical café/bookstore and the quixotic publisher of a hard hitting 911 conspiracy expose, finds himself entangled with a mysterious Eastern European beauty, Kasia, who is on the run from strong hand ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: neo noir, investigation, fighting the system, uncover truth, politics, assassination, crimes, life is a bitch, race against time, undercover, rebellion, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Assassination Tango (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Argentina
Duration: 114 min.
Story: John J. is a seasoned hit man sent on a job to Argentina. When the General he's sent to kill delays his return to the country, John passes the time with Manuela, a beautiful dancer who becomes his teacher and guide into Argentina's sensual ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, assassination, tango, love and romance, couples, deadly, intrigue, couple relations, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, new york, latin america, usa, buenos aires argentina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Clear and Present Danger (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 141 min.
Story: CIA Analyst Jack Ryan is drawn into an illegal war fought by the US government against a Colombian drug cartel.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, cia, ambush, conspiracy, sniper, espionage, mercenary, helicopter, politics, president, assassination, rescue ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: colombia, usa, washington d.c., langley virginia, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Affair of the Necklace (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In pre-Revolutionary France, a young aristocratic woman left penniless by the political unrest in the country, must avenge her family's fall from grace by scheming to steal a priceless necklace.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, stylized, epic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: politics, conspiracy, intrigue, romance, love and romance, state affairs, couples, royal family, couple relations, revenge, dishonesty, male female relationship ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: france, europe, paris france, versailles, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%