Movies like Destiny 1997

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Destiny (1997)
Destiny (1997)
Original name: المصير
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Musical, Romance
Country: France, Egypt
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The story is set in the 12th century in Arab-ruled Spanish province Andalusia, where famed philosopher Averroes is appointed grand judge by the caliph and his liberal court judgements are not liked by everyone. The caliph's political rivals, centered around the leader of a fanatical Islamic sect, force the caliph to send Averroes into exile, but his ideas keep on living thanks to his students.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: politics, pregnancy, revolution, romance, battles, religions or cults, fighting the system, injustice, destiny, royal family, rebellion, oracle, world, social differences, society, political unrest, rebelliousness, idealism, culture clash, state affairs, dancing, religion, scientist, writers, medieval ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: spain, europe, andalusia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and emotional films with plots about society, politics, state affairs, rebellion, political unrest, rebelliousness and revolution mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like Destiny: 1942: A Love Story (1994), Born in 68 (2008), Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story (2009), The Black Pimpernel (2007), Mayerling (1968). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
1942: A Love Story (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 157 min.
Story: In 1942 the British ruled India, a time when people were either working for the British or rallying for underground meetings and protests against them. Amidst this background, Naren Singh, falls in love with Rajeshwari Pathak. But their romance is ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: rebellion, revolution, revolutionary, young lovers, politics, state affairs, romance, society, orphan, love and romance, culture clash, bollywood ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: india, europe, england, asia
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Born in 68 (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 173 min.
Story: Paris, 1968. Catherine, Yves and Hervé are twenty years old. They're students and they love each other. The May student uprisings radically change their lives. Overtaken by communal utopia, they leave the city with a few friends to set up ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: utopia, family relations, friendship, rebelliousness, terminal illness, parents and children, idealism, culture clash, society, fighting the system, rebellion, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 80s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: france, paris france
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Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A female talk show host in Cairo, Egypt, stirs up a political controversy when she focuses her on-air discussions on the topic of women's issues.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, tense, touching ...
Plot: politics, journalism, tv show, injustice, introspection, hopes, media, couple relations, rebelliousness, idealism, dentist, political corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, middle east, egypt
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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
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Mayerling (1968)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria (Omar Sharif) clashes with his father, Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria (James Mason), over implementing progressive policies for their country. Ava Gardner plays his mother Empress Elisabeth. Rudolf soon feels he is ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: tragic love, forbidden love, politics, revolution, infidelity, royal family, romance, rebelliousness, fall in love, society, state affairs, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: austria, england, italy, venice, europe ...
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The Courage to Love (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 19th century New Orleans creole Henriette must choose between love and devotion to the church. Neither choice is going to be easy, as there is great opposition to her ideas of breaking traditions.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: fighting the system, interracial relations, injustice, discrimination, social differences, rebellion, society, life is a bitch, romance, lovers reunited, social decay, culture clash ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: new orleans, usa
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An Earthy Paradise for the Eyes (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Adolescence is always a difficult time; it is doubly so for Gábina. For one thing, she is growing up in the normalization years of the 1970s, and then she also has to face the reality that her father is a well-known actor disavowed by the regime. ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: idealism, teenage life, rebellion, politics, hopes, actor's life, fighting the system, youth, rebelliousness, political unrest, parents and children, single parent ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1968, year 1977
Place: czechoslovakia, prague, czech republic, europe
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Uranus (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After World War II, a small French village struggles to put the war behind as the controlling Communist Party tries to flush out Petain loyalists. The local bar owner, a simple man who likes to write poetry, who only wants to be left alone to do his ...
Style: suspense, serious, realistic, clever, psychological ...
Plot: world war two, village, political unrest, rebelliousness, small town, innocence lost, wartime life, uncover truth, survival, village life, satire, small town life ...
Place: france, europe
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The Kautokeino Rebellion (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Religious and cultural reawakening inspires rebellion in a 19th century Norwegian village.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, epic, bleak
Plot: rebellion, rebel, life is a bitch, society, political unrest, rebelliousness, religions or cults, state affairs, tragic event, christianity, war, swede ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, norway
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18 Days (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Egypt
Duration: 125 min.
Story: 10 Film makers made 10 Separate stories about the "25January " revolution in Egypt and the Egyptian people in the revolution and the protests against the previous President Hosni Mubarak and the departure of President Hosni Mubarak and ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: rebellion, idealism, revolution, chaos, political unrest, life is a bitch, hopes, society, state affairs, rally, nursing, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: egypt, middle east
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Beginning of the Great Revival (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A chronicle of the events that led to the founding of the Chinese Communist Party.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, factual
Plot: revolution, politics, state affairs, head of state, society, social differences, rebellion, communist party, patriotism, rivalry, chinese history, military uniform ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1910s, 20s
Place: china, asia
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Red Rose (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Iran, Greece
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A politically complacent middle-aged man and a young pro-democracy activist debate about the future of their country while hiding from the police, in this fascinating drama that blends scripted scenes with on-the-ground footage from Iran’s 2009 ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: political unrest, idealism, politics, life is a bitch, state affairs, society, husband wife relationship, violence, female director, extramarital affair, cigarette smoking, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, tehran iran
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We Believed (2010)
Genre: History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 205 min.
Story: The stories of three young men who, in the wake of the ferocious repression by the Bourbon reign in 1828, decide to join Giuseppe Mazzini's Young Italy movement.
Style: serious, tense, factual, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: politics, political unrest, rebellion, society, rebelliousness, battles, revolution, historical event, italian history, execution, occupation, repression ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1840s
Place: italy, europe, sicily, southern italy, naples italy
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O Jerusalem (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, UK, Italy, Greece, Israel, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tale of friendship between two men, one Jewish and the other Arab, as the state of Israel is being created.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, disturbing
Plot: friendship, military, rebellion, danger, politics, state affairs, rivalry, battles, political unrest, wartime life, rebelliousness, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: israel, holy land, palestine, jerusalem
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Furia (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a desert town, sometime in the future, a repressive government regime restricts all forms of artistic expression. At night, Theo breaks the law, risking torture and death, to paint his work on public spaces. But when his lover Elia is arrested ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: desert, politics, rebellion, distopia, hopes, society, injustice, revolution, chaos, anti heroes, heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: future
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Che! (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Biography of Argentinian revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara, who helped Fidel Castro in his struggle against the corrupt Batista regime, eventually resulting in the overthrow of that government and Castro's taking over of Cuba. The ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, serious, realistic, factual ...
Plot: revolution, chaos, leadership, folk hero, political unrest, rebelliousness, idealism, injustice, military, rebellion, society, revolutionary ...
Time: 20th century
Place: cuba, bolivia, latin america, havana cuba
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Battle of the Brave (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Canada, UK, France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: In the mid-18th Century, as England and France battle over control of Canada, an epic romance between a peasant woman and a trapper unfurls
Style: emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: betrayal, native american, battles, soldier, politics, life is a bitch, danger, curses spells and rituals, social differences, revolution, opposites attract, tragic love ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: england, canada, france, europe, montreal quebec ...
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The Lady and the Duke (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 129 min.
Story: This breathtaking, visually experimental film from New Wave director Eric Rohmer tells the true story of Grace Dalrymple Elliot (Lucy Russell), a British aristocrat trapped in Paris during the French Revolution. Determined to maintain her stiff ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, realistic, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: master and servant, politics, aristocrat, battles, friendship, duke, french revolution, forbidden love, rebelliousness, romance, society, state affairs ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 19th century
Place: paris france, france, versailles, europe, marseille ...
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Jefferson in Paris (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 139 min.
Story: His wife having recently died, Thomas Jefferson accepts the post of United States ambassador to pre-revolutionary France, though he finds it difficult to adjust to life in a country where the aristocracy subjugates an increasingly restless ...
Style: contemplative, stylized, realistic, serious, visually appealing ...
Plot: friendship, interracial relations, slavery, romance, ambassador, interracial romance, revolution, politics, couples, manners, political unrest, state affairs ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1780s, 19th century
Place: paris france, france, versailles, europe, england ...
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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
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The Last September (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 1920s Ireland, an elderly couple reside over a tired country estate. Living with them are their high-spirited niece, their Oxford student nephew, and married house guests, who are trying to cover up that they are presently homeless. The niece ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, psychological, emotional
Plot: soldier, social differences, unfulfilled love, couple relations, rich and poor, tragic love, infidelity, political unrest, fall in love, love triangle, couples, power relations ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: ireland, europe, england
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Silence... We're Rolling (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: France, Egypt
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A rollicking paean to the Hollywood and Bollywood musicals of yesteryear.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: family relations, film within a film, love affair, lifestyle, musician's life, romance, love and romance, actor's life, couples, comedy of errors, wooing, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, egypt, africa
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The Other (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Egypt
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Adam is the son of a wealthy Egyptian-American family who is studying at UCLA and returns home for a brief vacation. Upon his arrival he meets beautiful reporter Hanane, with whom he begins an intense love affair, and eventually they marry. Trouble ...
Style: suspense, realistic, serious, thought provoking, biting ...
Plot: terrorism, manipulations, politics, journalism, life is a bitch, society, militant, fall in love, culture clash, workplace situations, obsession, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: egypt, cairo egypt
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Children of Glory (2006)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Sport, War
Country: Hungary
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Children of Glory will commemorate Hungary's heroic Revolution of 1956, and takes place in Budapest and at the Melbourne Olympic Games in October and November of that year. While Soviet tanks were destroying Hungary, the Hungarian water polo ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: politics, revolution, resistance, wartime life, human spirit, rebellion, rivalry, ambition, life is a bitch, sport team, political unrest, idealism ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1956
Place: hungary, europe, australia, melbourne australia, budapest ...
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A Slave of Love (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Olga Voznesenskaya is a silent screen star whose pictures are so popular that underground revolutionaries risk capture to see them. She's in southern Russia filming a tear-jerker as the Bolsheviks get closer to Moscow. Although married, she ...
Style: silent film, talky, serious, realistic, pre war
Plot: revolution, filmmaking, infidelity, love affair, rebelliousness, couple relations, chaos and mayhem, showbiz, fall in love, political unrest, love triangle, couples ...
Time: 1910s
Place: russia, crimea
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Che Guevara (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When he is captured in Bolivia, the "Che" is conducted to prission, when he remembers his life facts, the revolution and the women.
Style: realistic, disturbing, uplifting, captivating, serious ...
Plot: leadership, revolution, rebellion, politics, injustice, righting the wronged, fighting the system, folk hero, hopes, escapades, state affairs, social decay ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1959 ...
Place: bolivia, havana cuba, latin america, guatemala, argentina ...
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The Story of Qiu Ju (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Story of Qiu Ju is a 1992 Chinese comedy-drama film. The film was directed by Zhang Yimou and, as in many of his films, stars Gong Li in the title role. The screenplay is an adaption of Chen Yuanbin's novella The Wan Family's Lawsuit. ...
Style: realistic, clever, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, peasant, countryside, politics, revolution, satire, misfit, hopes, society, state affairs, rebellion, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: china, asia, california
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Sarafina! (1992)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: South Africa, UK, France, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The plot centers on students involved in the Soweto Riots, in opposition to the implementation of Afrikaans as the language of instruction in schools. The stage version presents a school uprising similar to the Soweto uprising on June 16, 1976. A ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, emotional, touching, captivating ...
Plot: apartheid, dedicated educator, racism, high school, show tunes, injustice, discrimination, fighting the system, politics, political unrest, power relations, state affairs ...
Time: 90s
Place: south africa, africa
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Summer Palace (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Country girl Yu Hong leaves her village, her family and her lover to study in Beijing. At university, she discovers an intense world of sexual freedom and forbidden pleasure. Enraptured, compulsive, she falls madly in love with fellow student Zhou ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: rebelliousness, idealism, true love, life is a bitch, romance, politics, political unrest, road not taken, college life, social differences, society, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: china, north korea, germany, asia, europe ...
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La chinoise (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A small group of French students are studying Mao, trying to find out their position in the world and how to change the world to a Maoistic community using terrorism.
Style: humorous, clever, thought provoking, biting, talky ...
Plot: politics, revolution, new wave, lifestyle, rebellion, youth, crimes, deadly, society, fighting the system, satire, university ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, europe, france
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