Movies like It Couldn't Happen Here

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It Couldn't Happen Here (1987)
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It Couldn't Happen Here (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Pet Shop Boys Chris Lowe and Neil Tennant embark upon a journey across England - but which England? Is it the half-remembered England of their childhoods, or the brutal reality of Mrs Thatcher's late-eighties England? Along the way they come across many familiar (and sinister) faces. The movie also features some of the Pet Shop Boys' most popular records.
Style: cult film
Plot: biker, restaurant, beach, nuns, fortune teller, phone booth, dress, surrealism, pop music, ventriloquist dummy, priest, breakfast, pier, absurdism, landlady, music video, jukebox, bed and breakfast, storekeeper, shopkeeper

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Most similar movies to It Couldn't Happen Here

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, cult film and stylized films with plots about surrealism, female nudity, adventure, murder, beach, catastrophe and family relations mostly in Drama, Adventure and Musical genres. Some movies like It Couldn't Happen Here: Tommy (1975), Pop World (2005), Breaking Glass (1980), Hurricane (1979), White Squall (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Tommy (1975)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A psychosomatically deaf, dumb and blind boy becomes a master pinball player and the object of a religious cult.
Style: cult film, surreal, clever, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, murder, pinball machine, post war, pinball, christmas party, mute, blindness, christmas lights, christmas tree, world war two, family problems ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, europe
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95%
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 225
Pop World (2005)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: Russia
Duration: 111 min.
Story: 18-year old girl, called Slavka, born in a small northern town, comes to Moscow - to become a singer or a real pop-star. She got no cash, but just the business card of one of the most famous music producer, called Larisa. But Slavka appears to be ...
Plot: producer, lottery, railway station, park, girl, restaurant, mental institution, pop music, street, one against many, taxi, pursuit
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90%
Breaking Glass (1980)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Breaking Glass is the story of punk singer Kate and her meteoric rise to stardom. Starting out in the rock pubs of London, Kate, assisted by her manager Danny, becomes a huge star overnight. Once at the top the pressure is immense as Kate's ...
Style: offbeat, atmospheric, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: music, punk, punk rock, drugs/alcohol, artists and showbiz, rise and fall, music band, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, showbiz, drug abuse, celebrity culture ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: london, europe, england
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65%
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Hurricane (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of the desperate love affair between a young Samoan chief and a beautiful American painter, against the will of her father, the powerful governor of the island. Amid this man-made tension comes a powerful hurricane so devastating, the ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, disaster movie, psychotronic
Plot: beach, forbidden love, island, danger, opposites attract, adventure, love and romance, injustice, escapades, catastrophe, parents and children, love affair ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 21K
White Squall (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Teenage boys discover discipline and camaraderie on an ill-fated sailing voyage.
Style: serious, emotional, rough, suspense, touching ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: sailing, coming of age, storm at sea, catastrophe, adventure, friendship, survival, 15 year old, danger, ocean, escapades, ocean or sea ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1961, year 1960
Place: connecticut, florida, cuba, south america, west indies ...
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64%
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Bora Bora (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Musical
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Frenchman finds his runaway wife on an island in the Pacific.
Style: sexy, sexploitation film
Plot: island, south seas, tropical island, infidelity, topless woman, folk dance, husband wife relationship, machete, child bride, mistress, marital infidelity, folk music ...
Place: polynesia
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61%
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The Comet (1999)
Genre: Musical, Adventure, Drama
Country: Mexico, France, Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After witnessing the arrest of her father for publishing "subversive" material against the dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz, Valentina escapes taking a sack of gold coins with her in order to hand it over to rebel Francisco I. Madero, who is ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: revolution, idealism, society, teenage love, wartime life, circus, parents and children, adventure, fall in love, youth, rebellion, hopes ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: mexico, latin america, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Other Side of the Underneath (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A surreal look at the schizophrenia of a group of girls in a therapy session.
Style: surreal, cult film, experimental, feminist film
Plot: female protagonist, mask, mental institution, female director, mental patient, surrealism, female nudity, british
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58%
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Carmen in 3D (2011)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Passion, jealousy and betrayal take center stage at Londons Royal Opera House in a spectacular production of the worlds most popular opera. Bizets Carmen is packed with some of the best-loved and memorable music in all of opera. In this ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, stylized
Plot: opera, rebelliousness, dishonesty, destructive relationship, murder, wooing, infidelity, romance, betrayal, couples, love and romance, strong female presence ...
Time: 19th century
Place: spain
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57%
The Happy Valley (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1940 Kenya as their country prepares for war, the local aristocratic social set lives a decadent, self-indulgent lifestyle, that leads to murder. The same events were also dramatised in the feature film White Mischief, which was released seven ...
Plot: caning, corporal punishment, 15 year old, teacher, girl, marital infidelity, aristocracy, teenage girl, cheetah, british colonial, cruelty, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941
Place: africa, kenya
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57%
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 6
First Girl (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 64 min.
Story: Based on the story of the same name by Nikolai Bogdanov. Summer 1919. After the sons of the kulaks deserted and went into the woods, in the remote Russian village of Potma there was only the old Bolshevik Matvei and a small Komsomol cell led by ...
Plot: summer, deserter, priest, dancing, bolshevik, village, forest
Time: year 1919
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Cold Sun (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Story: "This feature-length film is set in the barren and lifeless "Broken Heart" desert of the 1920s. "Cold Sun" is the story of a prostitute searching for her dead brother, a confused excommunicated priest seeking love, two ...
Plot: sun, convict, broken heart, desert, murder, priest, prostitute, cold
Time: 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Moving Creatures (2012)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: Brazil
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three families, in three different situations, have to deal with a sudden change in their lives, caused by a loss or a re encounter. Three mothers sing their love for their children while facing difficult times. A film about affection on the borders ...
Style: anthology
Plot: restaurant, suicide, loss of son, recording studio, park, singing, pedophilia, death, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Sword and the Rose (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Portugal, France
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Manuel bids farewell to his routine and boards a 15th century vessel under pirate law. Treason on board triggers a series of terrible events our protagonist overcomes while keeping his moral principles intact.
Style: semi serious, surreal, contemplative, humorous, offbeat
Plot: ship, pirate, partners, escapades, disorder, introspection, adolescence vs adulthood, ocean, adventure, unfulfillment, ocean or sea, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Photographers (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In a nonaligned country, where a civil conflict is raging, a team of photographers follows a mercenary war lord, whose men wreak havoc among enemies and innocents alike. The story is a modern version of the tragedy Antigone, in a time when TV and ...
Plot: genocide, surrealism, tragedy, bicycle, greek mythology, muslim, photographer, camera, crucifix, magic realism
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48%
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Boris Godounov (1989)
Genre: Musical, Drama
Country: France, Spain, Yugoslavia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Zulawski tackles Modest Mussorgsky’s famous opera about the bloody battle for ascendancy to the throne of Russia in the 17th-century! With a score conducted by Mstislav Rostropovich, Zulawski adds extra layers of devilish meta-textual ...
Style: avant garde
Plot: kremlin, czar, brutality, murder, surrealism, opera, russian history, coronation
Time: 16th century, 17th century
Place: moscow russia
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46%
Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A shipping disaster in the 19th Century has stranded a man and woman in the wilds of Africa. The lady is pregnant, and gives birth to a son in their tree house. Soon after, a family of apes stumble across the house and in the ensuing panic, both ...
Style: serious, stylized, touching, harsh, sexy ...
Plot: tarzan, adventure, feral man, culture clash, adventurer, orphan, rescue, fish out of water, stranded, shipwreck, wilderness, human spirit ...
Time: 19th century, 1910s, 20th century, 1880s, victorian era
Place: africa, england, scotland, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
I Could Go on Singing (1963)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jenny Bowman is a successful singer who, while on an engagement at the London Palladium, visits David Donne to see her son Matt again, spending a few glorious days with him while his father is away in Rome in an attempt to attain the family that she ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: adoption, singer, musician's life, youth, love and romance, couples, family relations, bittersweet, orchestral, lovers reunited, parents and children, showbiz ...
Time: 60s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 6.8
 97
The Reject (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Serbia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A man whose life is on the verge of collapse looks for new inspiration in this drama from Serbian filmmaker Milos Radivojevic. On was once a reporter, but now makes his living working as a public relations man for a banking firm. On is in his ...
Plot: beach, lesbian couple, female nudity, cunnilingus, sea, death, friendship, father daughter relationship, male nudity, bandit, oral sex, dog ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.8
 2K
The Escape (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An ordinary woman makes an extraordinary decision which will change her life forever.
Plot: child's bedroom, book, flashback, restaurant, breakfast, couples, happiness, sex scene, female protagonist, art, kiss, husband wife relationship ...
Place: paris france
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44%
Unpredictable Nature of the River (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Nobleman Jean-Francois de la Plaine is exiled to serve as governor of a West African colony.
Plot: river, slavery, exile, colonialism, singing, bird, wig, beach, desert, rescue, accountant, philosophy ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1780s
Place: africa
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43%
The Mystery of Dr Martinu (1993)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 61 min.
Story: This biographical film of Czech composer Martinu is in two parts: the first part a recurring dream, the second a Freudian analysis of the dream.
Plot: composer, surrealism, musician, nude dance, female nudity
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43%
Where the Rainbow Ends (1999)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: Sweden
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Mikael Persson is about to realize his dream, a great musical with some of Sweden's foremost artists and with himself in the lead role. But just weeks before the premiere the Swedish Enforcement Authority knocks on the door and throws Michael ...
Plot: subterfuge, seven deadly sins, clothing store, psychiatric ward, gluttony, caravan, nightmare, surrealism, dancing, bankruptcy, prostitution, time warp ...
Place: eastern europe
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43%
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 5.1
 305
9 Fingers (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the middle of the night, Magloire is smoking a cigarette in an abandoned train station when the police shows up for an ID check. He starts running with no luggage, no future until he meets a dying man from whom he inherits a fortune. Magloire is ...
Plot: beach, ship, corpse, heist, gunshot, cargo ship, wound, robbery, money, rainstorm, gang, thunderstorm ...
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42%
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 1K
Glasses (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Harried and overworked, Taeko leaves the city for a much-needed island vacation. Stepping off a propeller plane onto golden sands, she drags her giant suitcase across the beach to Hamada Inn. Owner Yuji is impressed; it's the first time in ...
Style: dark humor
Plot: beach, female director, breakfast, hotel, japanese man, woman with glasses, japanese woman, small business, vacation, beer, travel, restaurant
Place: okinawa, okinawa japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Stolen Years (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two students are arrested for painting revolutionary graffiti on the university walls. They escape from the camp and flee with two American girls, disguised as rich young men who are showing Spain to two tourists.
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), undressing, ocean, male nudity, female full frontal nudity, beach, bare breasts, female nudity, man with glasses, pubic hair, taking off shirt, taking off clothes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.4
 900
Giorgino (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 177 min.
Story: October 1918: After returning to the civil life, the young Doctor Giorgino Volli searches for a group of children, which he had been the care-taker of before the first world war began. However, soon the searching becomes a part of hide-and-seek with ...
Plot: dead father, village, church, mental institution, snow, priest, countryside, orphanage, dead mother, winter, dead children, doctor
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.9
 153
Jericho (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Venezuela
Duration: 90 min.
Story: At early 16th century a priest joins the spanish conquerros in order to bring christianity to the indios. The expedition is murdered by the indios, only the priest is sparred. Santiago, the priest, first tries to continue christianization, but ...
Plot: native american, invasion, religious conflict, decapitation, gold, jungle, missionary, male nudity, conquistador, female nudity, indians, priest ...
Time: 16th century
Place: venezuela
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Darktown Strutters (1975)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a prominent abortion clinic owner goes missing along with a string of other black community leaders, her singing daughter and her fellow female biker gang members investigate.
Style: psychedelic, cult film
Plot: racism, surrealism, biker, disappearance, mother, gang, pimp, prostitute, race, kung fu, satire, farce ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.3
 100K
Easy Rider (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cross-country trip to sell drugs puts two hippie bikers on a collision course with small-town prejudices.
Style: road movie, psychedelic, realistic, avant garde, atmospheric ...
Plot: hippie, motorcycle, anti heroes, friendship, on the road, hitchhiker, rebelliousness, lsd, existentialism, drugs/alcohol, americana, adventure ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969, 70s
Place: usa, new orleans, arizona, louisiana, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%