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Marat/Sade (1967)
 7.5
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Marat/Sade (1967)
Genre: Drama, History, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In Charenton Asylum, the Marquis de Sade directs a play about Jean Paul Marat's death, using the patients as actors. Based 'The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade', a 1963 play by Peter Weiss.
Style: talky, disturbing, atmospheric, psychological, tense, biting, suspense, clever, offbeat, serious ...
Plot: politics, sex maniac, mental institution, fighting the system, murder, mental illness, crimes, psychopath, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, society, human nature, s&m, political unrest, rebelliousness, doctors and patients, deadly, state affairs, power relations, censorship, insanity, revolution, assassination, paranoid, freedom ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1800s, 1790s
Place: france, paris france, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, thought provoking and talky films with plots about society, politics, brutality, state affairs, life is a bitch, runaway and mentor mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Marat/Sade: Quills (2000), Danton (1983), The Madness of King George (1994), The Supper (1992), Assassin of the Tsar (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Quills (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A nobleman with a literary flair, the Marquis de Sade lives in a madhouse where a beautiful laundry maid smuggles his erotic stories to a printer, defying orders from the asylum's resident priest. The titillating passages whip all of France ...
Style: erotic, realistic, serious, witty, sexual ...
Plot: sexuality, perversion, writer's life, eccentricity, priest, hypocrisy, rape, sadism, period piece, murder, emperor, french revolution ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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Danton (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Poland
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Danton and Robespierre were close friends and fought together in the French Revolution, but by 1793 Robespierre was France's ruler, determined to wipe out opposition with a series of mass executions that became known as the Reign of Terror. ...
Style: talky, epic, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: french revolution, revolution, political unrest, politics, idealism, death row, intrigue, rebellion, military, heroes, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1790s, 1930s
Place: france, paris france, poland, europe, spain ...
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The Madness of King George (1994)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: King George III's erratic behaviour leads to a plot in Parliament to have him declared insane and removed from the throne.
Style: witty, talky, clever, suspense, biting ...
Plot: mental illness, royal court, politics, parliament, queen, king, manic, power relations, outside help, treatment, unconventional method, ruler ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1780s, 19th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.3
 562
The Supper (1992)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: France, 1815. After his defeat at Waterloo, Napoleon heads for exile. Royalists occupy Paris and attempt to restore the monarchy. However, the battle doesn't seem to be over. On July 6, Talleyrand, a shrewd politician of flexible convictions, ...
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, clever, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, napoleon bonaparte, opposites attract, political intrigue, wartime life, royal family, tragic love, political unrest, rebellion, state affairs, battles, revolution ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1810s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Assassin of the Tsar (1991)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A new doctor from Moscow arrives at a provincial mental institution. His interest is the peculiarities of the psyche of a patient who believes that he is Yakov Yurovsky, the man who assassinated the last Russian tsar. In the course of their ...
Style: realistic, serious, mind bending, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: assassination, mental institution, murder, time travel, delusion, power relations, revolution, changing the past or future, misfit, politics, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 1910s, 90s, 1990s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Designated Mourner (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jack and Judy are husband and wife, and Howard is Judys father. They live in some fictional undemocratic and repressive country, and tell us a story about their lives, mostly from Jack's point of view.
Style: talky, suspense, biting, tense, serious ...
Plot: prison, distopia, survival, couple relations, politics, writer's life, life is a bitch, society, journalism, dealing with death, couples, poetry ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, future
Place: europe, london, england, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.8
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The Devils (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A dramatised historical account of the rise and fall of Urbain Grandier, a 17th-century Roman Catholic priest accused of witchcraft following alleged demonic possessions of sexually repressed nuns.
Style: psychological, disturbing, cult film, enigmatic, bleak ...
Plot: convent, inquisition, hysteria, nun, clergy, sexual abuse, surrealism, priest, danger, society, perversion, rebellion ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 18th century
Place: france, europe, england, london
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56%
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The Advocate (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: France, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Bizarre black comedy about 15th-century Paris lawyer Richard Courtois (Firth) who decides to ply his trade in the country, only to find things stranger than he can imagine. His first case turns out to be defending a pig that's accused of ...
Style: tense, realistic, enigmatic, stylized, twists and turns ...
Plot: courtroom drama, murder, investigation, crime, legal action, french countryside, disorder, legal, society, crimes, pig, prejudice ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages, 18th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, london, england
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54%
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Augustine (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set in Belle Époque France, the story follows nineteen-year-old "hysteria" patient Augustine, the star of Professor Charcot's experiments in hypnosis, as she transitions from object of study to object of desire.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, sincere, tense ...
Plot: mental illness, doctors and patients, obsession, hypnosis, seduction, sexual content, one on one, hysteria, power relations, mentally unstable, epilepsy, bruise ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Les Miserables (1978)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Jean Valjean, convicted of stealing bread, is hounded for decades by the relentless and cruel policeman Javert.
Style: touching, stylized, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: french revolution, redemption, tragic love, revolution, bishop, going straight, society, rivalry, on the run, rise to the top, life is a bitch, injustice ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: paris france, europe, france
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52%
The Laramie Project (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: "The Laramie Project" is set in and around Laramie, Wyoming, in the aftermath of the murder of 21-year-old Matthew Shepard. To create the stage version of "The Laramie Project," the eight-member New York-based Tectonic Theatre ...
Style: thought provoking, bleak, disturbing, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: murder, gay slur, small town, politics, sin, hypocrisy, interview, crimes, life is a bitch, family relations, injustice, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 1990s, year 1998
Place: usa, wyoming, san francisco, california
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51%
 7.1
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Titus (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy, USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Titus Andronicus returns from the wars and sees his sons and daughters taken from him, one by one. Shakespeare's goriest and earliest tragedy.
Style: rough, captivating, serious, harsh, stylized ...
Plot: sacrifice, head of state, state affairs, war, violence spree, life is a bitch, society, goth, brutality, betrayal, nudity (full frontal - brief), cannibalism ...
Time: ancient history, 1930s
Place: rome italy, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The French Revolution (1989)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: France, Italy, West Germany, Canada, UK
Duration: 335 min.
Story: A history of the French Revolution from the decision of the king to convene the Etats-Generaux in 1789 in order to deal with France's debt problem. The first part of the movie tells the story from 1789 until August 10, 1792 (when the King Louis ...
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: french revolution, revolution, militant, rebellion, downfall, against the odds, royal family, rebelliousness, political unrest, death row, fight for supremacy, injustice ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1780s
Place: europe, france, versailles, paris france
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51%
 7.1
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Woyzeck (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Having fathered an illegitimate child with his lover, Marie, feckless soldier Franz Woyzeck takes odd jobs around his small town to provide some extra money for them. One of them is volunteering for experiments conducted by a local doctor, who puts ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, atmospheric, psychological, tense ...
Plot: murder, military, soldier, obsession, deadly, society, unlikely criminals, love affair, military life, infidelity, fighting the system, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: germany
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51%
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Even the Rain (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Spain, Mexico, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Focuses on Sebastian and Costa, obsessive filmmakers who, in their quest to uncover the myth of Christopher Columbus and resistance to colonial power by Indian rebel Hatuey, ultimately end up embroiled in a modern revolt against Western ...
Style: talky, serious, thought provoking, realistic, documentary filmmaking ...
Plot: filmmaking, audition, demonstration, protest, native americans, culture clash, society, director, bribery, film within a film, exploitation, water shortage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2000, 70s
Place: bolivia, latin america, california, spain, south america
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Shock Corridor (1963)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Determined to pull in the Pulitzer Prize, reporter Johnny Barrett will go to any length necessary to win the coveted award. When he learns of an unsolved murder committed at a mental institution, Barrett devises a scheme to solve it and earn himself ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: mental institution, murder, mental illness, investigation, doctors and patients, journalism, losing-it hero, power relations, uncover truth, insanity, psychiatrist, stripper ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: mount fuji, japan, africa, united states, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Judge and the Assassin (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: France, 1893. Joseph Bouvier attempts to shoot his love who refused to marry him and to commit suicide. Upon release from the filthy asylum where he was placed, with bullets still remaining in his head, he wanders the country roads and rapes and ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, politics, psychopath, anti semitism, murder, mental illness, courtroom drama, crimes, master and servant, dishonesty, legal action, soldier ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Scandal (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An English bon-vivant osteopath is enchanted with a young exotic dancer and invites her to live with him. He serves as friend and mentor, and through his contacts and parties she and her friend meet and date members of the Conservative Party. ...
Style: realistic, serious, intense, based on true events, sentimental ...
Plot: sex scandal, political corruption, politics, betrayal, social decay, social differences, rise and fall, dishonesty, society, couples, prostitute, scandal ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: england, europe, london, california
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48%
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That Night in Varennes (1982)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 150 min.
Story: In June of 1791, a group of passengers in a stagecoach find themselves caught up in the events of the French Revolution, when they find themselves in the city of Varennes when revolutionists arrest the fleeing King Louis.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: french revolution, royal family, revolution, womanizer, escape attempt, aristocracy, stagecoach, captivity, fugitives, intrigue, state affairs, on the run ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: paris france, france, europe
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48%
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1900 (1976)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 317 min.
Story: Set in Bertolucci's ancestral region of Emilia, the film chronicles the lives of two men during the political turmoils that took place in Italy in the first half on the 20th century.
Style: epic, thought provoking, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: fascism, friendship, politics, male nudity, countryside, execution, idealism, italian history, child molester, ambition, society, war ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s ...
Place: italy, europe, france, paris france
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47%
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Endgame (2009)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The time is the late '80s, a crucial period in the history of South Africa. President P.W. Botha is hanging on to power by a thread as the African National Congress (ANC) takes up arms against apartheid and the country tumbles toward ...
Style: captivating, tense, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bomb, politics, rebellion, hopes, danger, political unrest, wartime life, revolution, siege, leadership, unlikely partners, state affairs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: south africa, england, africa, europe, cape town south africa
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47%
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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, captivating, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: ira, civil rights, state affairs, political unrest, fighting the system, conflict, protest, life is a bitch, social problems, social decay, society, irish ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: ireland, northern ireland, europe, england, california ...
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47%
The Wild Child (1970)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Director François Truffaut makes a rare on-screen appearance in one of his most unusual films. Based on a true story, the film follows the discovery of a feral child (Jean-Pierre Cargol) who's grown up wild in the forest in late-18th-century ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, contemplative, tense, serious ...
Plot: tantrum, punishment, sign language, feral child, reward, studying, doctor, youth, fighting the system, dedicated educator, society, mentally challenged ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 70s, 19th century
Place: paris france, france, europe, south of france, southern france ...
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Moonlighting (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Polish contractor, Nowak, leads a group of workmen to London so they can provide cheap labor for a government official based there. Nowak (Irons) has to manage the project and the men as they encounter the tempations of the West and loneliness and ...
Style: bleak, realistic, thought provoking, tense, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 80s
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47%
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Taboo (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Japan, France, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set during Japan's Shogun era, this film looks at life in a samurai compound where young warriors are trained in swordfighting. A number of interpersonal conflicts are brewing in the training room, all centering around a handsome young samurai ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, realistic, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, samurai, emperor, murder mystery, state affairs, gender, political unrest, heroes, secrets, sword fight, life philosophy ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan, tokyo, spain
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47%
 7.4
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Salvador (1986)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA, Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A second rated journalist from the US tries his luck in El Salvador during the military dictatorship in the 1980s.
Style: tense, suspense, rough, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: civil war, journalism, photojournalist, war, politics, liberal, media, state affairs, life is a bitch, war correspondent, dictatorship, dictator ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: south america, central america, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.4
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The Viceroys (2007)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, Spain, Germany, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: captivating, psychological, atmospheric, epic, saga ...
Plot: family relations, politics, political unrest, rivalry, intrigue, society, dishonesty, revolution, family life, royal family, parents and children, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century
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Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A chief of detectives, homicide section, commits a murder and deliberately leaves clues to prove his own responsibility for the crime.
Style: bleak, tense, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Plot: murder, politics, police investigation, courtroom drama, crime, crimes, legal, deadly, protagonist as suspect, legal investigation, life is a bitch, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
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45%
The King Is Dancing (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Music
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Louis XIV, the French sun-king has two passions, establishing absolute rule over the realm -after decades of religious/civil wars- by divine right and artistic brilliancy as a dancer
Style: baroque, realistic, serious, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: king of france, ballet, intrigue, love triangle, tragic love, infidelity, rise and fall, love and romance, artists and showbiz, prodigy, dishonesty, performer's life ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, europe, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: While serving time for insanity at a state mental hospital, implacable rabble-rouser, Randle Patrick McMurphy inspires his fellow patients to rebel against the authoritarian rule of head nurse, Mildred Ratched.
Style: psychological, tragicomedy, dramatic, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: mental institution, human spirit, fighting the system, freedom, insanity, anti hero, nurse, dehumanization, escaped mental patient, doctors and patients, unlikely friendships, society ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
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