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Land and Freedom (1995)
 7.6
 10K
Land and Freedom (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Spain, Germany, Italy, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The movie narrates the story of David Carr, an unemployed worker and member of the Communist Party of Great Britain. In 1936 he decides to fight for the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War, an anti-fascist coalition of liberals, communists and anarchists. Similar to George Orwell's experiences documented in Homage to Catalonia, he joins the POUM worker militia and witnesses first hand the betrayal of the Spanish revolution by the Stalinists, loyal only to the dictat of Moscow.
Style: thought provoking, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic, political, talky, harsh, intense, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: working class, revolution, fascism, civil war, politics, spanish civil war, communism, communist, fighting the system, idealism, war, military, heroes, battles, clergy, life is a bitch, rebellion, fall in love, realism, unemployment, society, political unrest, rebelliousness, wartime life, debate ...
Time: 1930s, 90s, 30s, 20th century
Place: spain, england, barcelona, europe, barcelona spain

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and thought provoking films with plots about politics, war, society, political unrest, state affairs, rebellion and military mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Land and Freedom: Freedomfighters (1996), The Sleeping Voice (2011), Under Fire (1983), Two Deaths (1995), The Red and the White (1967). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Freedomfighters (1996)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Spain, Italy, Belgium
Duration: 125 min.
Story: At the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, the nun Maria is forced to flee her convent. She takes refuge in a brothel, until it is liberated by a woman's anarchist group. Maria joins the group and eventually goes to the front. The women's ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, epic
Plot: military, anarchist, nun, war, against humanity, state affairs, fighting the system, on the run, chaos, fascism, revolution, idealism ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: spain, europe
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The Sleeping Voice (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Pepita travels to Madrid to be near her sister Hortensia who is pregnant and in prison. Hortensia is sentenced to death. The execution will not be carried out until after the baby is delivered. Pepita tries everything to stay the execution, but when ...
Style: captivating, emotional, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: wartime life, life is a bitch, woman in danger, political unrest, fall in love, civil war, family relations, false accusation, dishonesty, society, against humanity, rebellion ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
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Under Fire (1983)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Three U.S. journalists (Nick Nolte, Joanna Cassidy, Gene Hackman) get too close to one another and their work in 1979 Nicaragua.
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, emotional, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: photojournalist, revolution, journalism, idealism, politics, political unrest, military, media, rebelliousness, anti war, society, rebellion ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: nicaragua, latin america, central america, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Two Deaths (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A tale of power, passion and obsession set in a politically torn Eastern European country.
Style: talky, realistic, serious, emotional, enigmatic ...
Plot: revolution, obsession, vengeance, couples, society, political unrest, wartime life, infidelity, human nature, tragic love, friendship, introspection ...
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The Red and the White (1967)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hungary, Soviet Union
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1919, Hungarian Communists aid the Bolsheviks' defeat of Czarists, the Whites. Near the Volga, a monastery and a field hospital are held by one side then the other.
Style: contemplative, captivating, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
Plot: monastery, political unrest, rebelliousness, anti war, genocide, wartime life, chaos and mayhem, battle zone, military life, heroes, military, revolution ...
Time: 1910s, year 1919
Place: russia, europe, hungary
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Follow a group of international journalists into the heart of the once cosmopolitan city of Sarajevo—now a danger zone of sniper and mortar attacks where residents still live. While reporting on an American aid worker who’s trying to get ...
Style: rough, disturbing, realistic, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: adoption, orphanage, civil war, journalism, family relations, anti war, orphan, war, rescue, danger, journalist, bosnian war ...
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Duration: 134 min.
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Style: epic, rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
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Behold a Pale Horse (1964)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Manuel Artiguez, a famous bandit during the Spanish civil war, has lived in French exile for 20 years. When his mother is dying he considers visiting her secretly in his Spanish home town. But his biggest enemy, the Spanish police officer Vinolas, ...
Style: serious, realistic
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Time: 60s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Eleni (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Nick is a writer in New York when he gets posted to a bureau in Greece. He has waited 30 years for this. He wants to know why his mother was killed in the civil war years earlier. In a parallel plot line we see Nick as a young boy and his family as ...
Style: psychological, emotional, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany, France, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A morality tale of xenophobia, religious prejudice, mob violence, poverty, and their effect on two children in Liverpool during the Depression. When a shipyard closes, Liam and Teresa's dad loses his job. Liam, who's about 8, making his ...
Style: touching, bleak, sincere, emotional, depressing ...
Plot: working class, unemployment, domestic violence, sin, anti semitism, life is a bitch, society, youth, parents and children, family in crisis, family problems, fascism ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
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Company K (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
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Style: serious, psychological, disturbing, epic, captivating ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, Algeria
Duration: 121 min.
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Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
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Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, bleak, disturbing ...
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Country: West Germany, France, Poland, Yugoslavia
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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