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The Molly Maguires (1970)
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The Molly Maguires (1970)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Life is rough in the coal mines of 1876 Pennsylvania. A secret group of Irish emigrant miners, known as the Molly Maguires, fights against the cruelty of the mining company with sabotage and murder. A detective, also an Irish emigrant, is hired to infiltrate the group and report on its members. But on which side do his sympathies lie?
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, tense
Plot: coal mining, fighting the system, rebellion, betrayal, terrorism, social decay, injustice, miner, coal mine, politics, heroes, society, state affairs, life is a bitch, leadership, working undercover, workplace situations, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, legal, agent, militant, violence, death ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: pennsylvania, usa

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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 society, politics, state affairs, life is a bitch, rebellion, fighting the system and dishonesty mostly in Drama, History and Crime genres. Some movies like The Molly Maguires: Harlan County War (2000), Salem Witch Trials (2002), DC 9/11: Time of Crisis (2003), The Organizer (1963), Death of a Prophet (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Path to Paradise: The Untold Story of the World Trade Center Bombing. (1997)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The incredible story of the events leading up to the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center in New York and the capture of the terrorists.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, world trade center, skyscraper, crime, working undercover, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, witnessing a crime, leadership, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Harlan County War (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A Kentucky woman whose mine-worker husband is nearly killed in a cave-in, and whose father is slowly dying of black lung disease, joins the picket lines for a long, violent strike.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: labor union, anti heroes, human nature, human spirit, price of justice, racism, unemployment, working class, workplace situations, injustice, fighting the system, against the odds ...
Time: 70s
Place: kentucky, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Salem Witch Trials (2002)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: The film recounts the sobering tale of how 19 innocent lives were taken in a community experiencing paranoid hysteria regarding the suspected - but unproved - presence of the occult in the small New England town.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, thought provoking
Plot: witch hunt, false accusation, puritan, courtroom drama, society, religions or cults, americana, legal, social decay, politics, wizards and magicians, life is a bitch ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
DC 9/11: Time of Crisis (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: This is the story of the days directly after 9/11, and the president's whereabouts. Scheduled to air shortly before the second anniversary of the September 11 attacks, DC 9/11 takes an inside look at the Bush Administration, beginning with the ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: terrorism, leadership, hijacking, politics, americana, danger, society, state affairs, government agency, head of state, political conspiracy, confined ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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The Organizer (1963)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, Yugoslavia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Professor Sinigaglia (Marcello Mastroianni) is the title character in this darkly comedic Italian drama about mistreated factory workers in the city of Turin. Toiling away in appalling conditions in a textile mill, these employees have no one to ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: factory, turin italy, strike, running from police, misery, prostitution, solidarity, working class, politics, labor union, rebelliousness, social decay ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 1900s, 1890s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Death of a Prophet (1981)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: After breaking ties with the Nation of Islam, Malcolm X became a man marked for death...and it was just a matter of time before his enemies closed in. Despite death threats and intimidation, Malcolm marched on - continuing to spread the word of ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: jazz, racism, assassination, politics, folk hero, fighting the system, rise and fall, americana, rebellion, society, leadership, religions or cults ...
Time: 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
The Siege at Ruby Ridge (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 192 min.
Story: A mini-series dramatization of the controversial 1992 attack by federal agents on the Idaho home of Randy Weaver, a white seperatist. The ten-day siege, begun over a minor gun charge, resulted in the deaths of Weaver's son, wife and dog, and a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: criminal heroes, fighting the system, police, siege, fbi, police investigation, wilderness, fugitives, hostages, special agents, journalism, race against time ...
Time: 90s
Place: idaho, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
No God, No Master (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A plot to overthrow the United States government is uncovered in New York City in the summer of 1919 when William Flynn, a field agent for the Bureau of Investigation, is sent to investigate a bomb threat that has targeted some of America's ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, political drama
Plot: politics, special agents, investigation, political unrest, law enforcement, state affairs, immigrants, assassination, assassination attempt, terrorism, crimes, danger ...
Time: 20s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs. Salim Ajami (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: There is no question that the Arab terrorist portrayed by Robert Davi is guilty of killing five US citizens in Barcelona. Even his lawyers have zero respect for the rabidly sociopathic Davi. But Jewish defence attorney Ron Leibman is obsessed with ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: lawyer, professor, trial, terrorist, terrorism, dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, prison, protagonist as suspect, legal action, legal investigation, courtroom drama ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 7.3
 64K
Amistad (1997)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: In 1839, the slave ship Amistad set sail from Cuba to America. During the long trip, Cinque leads the slaves in an unprecedented uprising. They are then held prisoner in Connecticut, and their release becomes the subject of heated debate. Freed ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: slavery, rebellion, mutiny, slave trade, dignity, idealism, injustice, historical figure, courtroom drama, dishonesty, hopes, legal ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1840s, 18th century
Place: usa, cuba, africa, spain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 7.5
 3K
Man of Iron (1981)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In Warsaw in 1980, the Communist Party sends Winkel, a weak, alcoholic TV hack, to Gdansk to dig up dirt on the shipyard strikers, particularly on Maciek Tomczyk, an articulate worker whose father was killed in the December 1970 protests. Posing as ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: strike, working class, political corruption, political unrest, fighting the system, rebellion, society, state affairs, life is a bitch, journalism, idealism, rebelliousness ...
Time: 80s, 1960s
Place: poland, europe, seaport
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.2
 851
Vendetta (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Based on a true tale of power, corruption and murder, Christopher Walken stars in the story of the largest lynching in American history...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: courtroom drama, politics, crimes, courtroom, dishonesty, crime, law enforcement, legal, society, life is a bitch, immigrants, vengeance ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Some Mother's Son (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the 1981 hunger strike in a British prison, in which IRA prisoner Bobby Sands led a protest against the treatment of IRA prisoners as criminals rather than as prisoners of war. The film focuses on the mothers of two of the ...
Style: bleak, captivating, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: prison, politics, struggle, strike, betrayal, human spirit, terrorism, dedicated lawyer, tragic hero, parents and children, custody, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.5
 540
The Informant (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: A former Irish Republican Army fighter, Gingy McAnally (Anthony Brophy), is reluctant about being called back into service after serving time in prison. He executes the grisly task but ends up captured by a sympathetic British police lieutenant ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Nothing Personal (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A raw depiction of the Belfast 'troubles' as savage tribal warfare. Set shortly after the 1975 cease fire, the film focuses on the tribulations of Kenny, Protestant leader of a group of Shankill Road Loyalists, and his one-time friend ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, tense, rough
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Time: 70s
Place: ireland, england, europe, northern ireland
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Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy, captivating ...
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68%
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Cromwell (1970)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Disgusted with the policies of King Charles I, Oliver Cromwell plans to take his family to the New World. But on the eve of their departure, Cromwell is drawn into the tangled web of religion and politics that will result in the English Civil War.
Style: epic, realistic, serious, sincere, stylized ...
Plot: betrayal, politics, military, revolution, parliament, tyranny, king, intrigue, rise and fall, rise to the top, political unrest, war ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 18th century, 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.5
 11K
Recount (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A chronicle of the weeks after the 2000 U.S. presidential election and the subsequent recounts in Florida.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, sincere, stylized ...
Plot: politics, political conspiracy, presidential election, government, campaign, political corruption, election, democrat, republican, head of state, politician, society ...
Time: 21st century
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63%
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10,000 Black Men Named George (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the 1920s, the rights of American workers to join a labor union was still considered an open question, and African-Americans were routinely denied their civil and economic rights. 10,000 Black Men Named George, the title, refers to the fact ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: labor union, rise to the top, boss and employee, interracial relations, discrimination, price of justice, racism, showbiz, social decay, workplace situations, injustice, fighting the system ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 1930s, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.6
 379
Attica (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A behind the scenes look of the 1971 prisoners revolt at the Attica prison.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: prison, prison riot, hostages, prison life, tough heroes, fighting the system, confined, law enforcement, rebellion, life is a bitch, anti heroes, human spirit ...
Time: 70s, year 1971
Place: new york, usa
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Norma Rae (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
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Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: small town, fighting the system, union, labor, working class, single mother, factory, against the odds, labor union, whistleblower, factory worker, feminism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Conspirator (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Mary Surratt is the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln. As the whole nation turns against her, she is forced to rely on her reluctant lawyer to uncover the truth and save her life.
Style: captivating, talky, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: courtroom drama, conspiracy, lawyer, president, civil war, private club, union, boarding house, trial, assassination, courtroom, execution ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 18th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., england, california
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60%
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Panther (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Panther is a semi-historic film about the origins of The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. The movie spans about 3 years (1966-68) of the Black Panther's history in Oakland. Panther also uses historical footage (B/W) to emphasize some ...
Style: serious, tense, disturbing, realistic, bleak ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.2
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Margaret (2009)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A detailed and compelling portrait of one of the most formidable characters in British politics as she faces her final days in power. The year is 1990 and Margaret Thatcher's support within the government is wavering - her hold on the ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: politics, prime minister, leadership, state affairs, female politician, head of state, downfall, life is a bitch, king of england
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
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59%
Act of Vengeance (1986)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1969, an administrator runs against the corrupt president of the United Coal Miners Union, and becomes the target of a murder plot.
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: murder, campaign, labor union, crime, politics, rebellion, society, state affairs, life is a bitch, vengeance, workplace situations, fighting the system ...
Time: 80s
Place: west virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, sincere, realistic
Plot: fighting the system, discrimination, injustice, master and servant, romance, school, interracial relations, social differences, church, culture clash, lovers reunited, racism ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.4
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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: serious, rough, realistic, bleak, disturbing
Plot: politics, gang, gangsters, betrayal, blind ambition, rise and fall, rise to the top, political corruption, price of justice, racism, working class, workplace situations ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: cleveland ohio, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.8
 32K
The Crucible (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The movie is centered around the Salem Massachusetts witch trials of 1692. The movie is based on the play "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller. He also wrote the screen play adaptation.
Style: talky, disturbing, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: witch, passion, curse, politics, hysteria, confession, legal action, religions or cults, satan, vengeance, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: 17th century, 90s, 1600s, 1950s
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.4
 262
Katherine (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A harrowing look at the 60s and early 70s through the eyes of Katherine Alman, a wealthy debutante who slowly, but inexorably spirals down into a fight for the causes that shook a nation, leading a path to the underground life. Written by Miguel Cane
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: politics, revolution, rebellion, society, state affairs, fighting the system, political unrest, teenage life, life is a bitch, militant, female protagonist, bomb ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: guatemala
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, psychological
Plot: courtroom drama, anti semitism, psychopath, dedicated lawyer, crime, serial killer, legal action, courtroom, legal investigation, manipulations, mental illness, murder ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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