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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: tense, rough, serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: terrorism, betrayal, fighting the system, rebellion, coal mining, crimes, heroes, politics, injustice, life is a bitch, working undercover, legal, society, dishonesty, deadly, leadership, social decay, state affairs, workplace situations, miner, coal mine, 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 realistic, serious, thought provoking and captivating films with plots about society, politics, state affairs, rebellion, life is a bitch, fighting the system and dishonesty mostly in Drama, History and Crime genres. Some movies like The Molly Maguires: Harlan County War (2000), Death of a Prophet (1981), No God, No Master (2013), Man of Iron (1981), DC 9/11: Time of Crisis (2003). 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: disturbing, rough, realistic, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: terrorism, failed attempt, crimes, witnessing a crime, working undercover, deadly, leadership, law enforcement, undercover, skyscraper, chases and races, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: terrorism, lawyer, terrorist, professor, trial, hotshot lawyer, life is a bitch, legal action, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation, protagonist as suspect, false accusation ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, spain
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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: realistic, sincere, bleak, serious, emotional ...
Plot: labor union, couple relations, hopes, anti heroes, human nature, against the odds, society, ambition, life is a bitch, workplace situations, price of justice, heroes ...
Time: 70s
Place: kentucky, usa, new york
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89%
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: thought provoking, realistic, sincere, serious
Plot: racism, assassination, politics, jazz, americana, rebellion, deadly, fighting the system, folk hero, leadership, ambition, society ...
Time: 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, political drama
Plot: politics, investigation, danger, immigrants, state affairs, special agents, crimes, misfit, society, terrorism, assassination, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 20s
Place: usa
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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: realistic, thought provoking, serious
Plot: working class, strike, against the odds, rebelliousness, journalism, media, workplace situations, life is a bitch, state affairs, labor union, polish, society ...
Time: 80s, 1960s
Place: poland, europe, seaport
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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: thought provoking, captivating, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: terrorism, government agency, political conspiracy, heroes, leadership, dishonesty, danger, head of state, americana, politics, confined, state affairs ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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: sincere, serious, thought provoking, captivating, realistic
Plot: factory, labor union, working class, politics, sweatshop, strike, turin italy, solidarity, running from police, misery, prostitution, legal ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 1900s, 1890s
Place: italy
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80%
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, disturbing, thought provoking
Plot: witch hunt, false accusation, puritan, religions or cults, society, americana, social decay, politics, courtroom drama, legal, state affairs, life is a bitch ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: massachusetts, usa
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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, tense, realistic
Plot: terrorism, tragic hero, rebellion, politics, betrayal, danger, fighting the system, political unrest, law enforcement, dishonesty, heroes, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland
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77%
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: realistic, rough, tense, bleak, serious
Plot: gang, rebellion, tragic hero, injustice, crimes, dedicated lawyer, politics, heroes, dishonesty, political unrest, fighting the system, political intrigue ...
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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: bleak, suspenseful, serious, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: white supremacist, danger, race against time, isolation, criminal heroes, lone wolves, special agents, crimes, fugitives, hostages, crime gone awry, wilderness ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, idaho
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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, psychological, uplifting, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: politics, prison, betrayal, terrorism, strike, struggle, human spirit, ira, prison life, society, introspection, tragic hero ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
To Kill a Priest (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A young priest speaks out against the Communist regime in Poland and is killed for it.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: priest, secret police, state affairs, clergy, human spirit, against the odds, injustice, legal action, life is a bitch, working class, politics, political activist ...
Time: 80s
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The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Respected liberal Senator Joe Tynan is asked to to lead the opposition to a Supreme Court appointment. It means losing an old friend and fudging principles to make the necessary deals, as well as further straining his already part-time family life. ...
Style: realistic, serious, clever, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: political corruption, betrayal, relationship vs career, state affairs, dishonesty, fighting the system, couple relations, workplace situations, infidelity, legal, moral dilemma, congress ...
Time: 70s
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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: captivating, emotional, bleak, serious, sincere ...
Plot: courtroom drama, state affairs, immigrants, crimes, righting the wronged, dishonesty, law enforcement, life is a bitch, crime, vengeance, police corruption, courtroom ...
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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: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, disturbing
Plot: politics, crimes, workplace situations, rise to the top, life is a bitch, working class, injustice, rebellion, state affairs, price of justice, gangsters, blind ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: cleveland ohio, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Daniel (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The fictionalized story of Daniel, the son of Paul and Rochelle Isaacson, who were executed as Soviet spies in the 1950s. As a graduate student in New York in the 1960s, Daniel is involved in the antiwar protest movement and contrasts his ...
Style: psychological, realistic, sincere, serious
Plot: espionage, betrayal, politics, injustice, undercover, racism, state affairs, uncover truth, dishonesty, life is a bitch, false accusation, legal ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
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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: touching, emotional, uplifting, captivating, serious ...
Plot: slavery, slave trade, rebellion, dignity, mutiny, idealism, dishonesty, interracial relations, righting the wronged, freedom, social injustice, humanity ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1830s, 1840s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: serious, thought provoking, captivating, factual, emotional ...
Plot: courtroom drama, historical character, civil war, assassination, lawyer, president, conspiracy, trial, boarding house, death sentence, legal, crimes ...
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Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: On the glorious battlefields of the American Revolution, two great generals distinguished themselves; George Washington and Benedict Arnold. Washington is remembered as America's founding father, Arnold as America's most notorious traitor. ...
Style: gloomy, captivating, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
Plot: independence, treason, political unrest, assassination, war, state affairs, rise and fall, society, dishonesty, political conspiracy, folk hero, heroes ...
Time: 18th century
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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: realistic, serious, sincere, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: labor union, fighting the system, workplace, artists and showbiz, boss and employee, price of justice, workplace situations, interracial relations, rise to the top, life is a bitch, state affairs, society ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 1920s, 1930s
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66%
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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, captivating, sincere, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, politics, revolution, military, political unrest, tyranny, parliament, king, rise and fall, rebelliousness, society, battles ...
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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: disturbing, tense, realistic, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: black panthers, militant, racism, revolution, politics, crimes, interracial relations, state affairs, rebelliousness, society, working undercover, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
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Norma Rae (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Norma Rae is a southern textile worker employed in a factory with intolerable working conditions. This concern about the situation gives her the gumption to be the key associate to a visiting labor union organizer. Together, they undertake the ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: labor union, small town, working class, fighting the system, against the odds, factory worker, whistleblower, union, single mother, labor, factory, workplace ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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Sons of Liberty (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 270 min.
Story: The story of a group of very different men fighting in the American Colonies for freedom, and how they will shape the future for the United States of America.
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, realistic, tense ...
Plot: american revolution, human spirit, battles, politics, rebelliousness, political unrest, leadership, military, revolution, heroes, state affairs, rebellion ...
Time: 18th century
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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, captivating, disturbing, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: murder, small town, politics, violence, interview, hypocrisy, sin, life is a bitch, injustice, deadly, family relations, society ...
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Place: usa, wyoming, san francisco, california
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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: rough, disturbing, thought provoking, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: murder, campaign, labor union, vengeance, crimes, life is a bitch, workplace situations, crime, legal, society, workplace, politics ...
Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Boxed (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The thriller Boxed addresses the little-known fact that the Irish Republican Army would bring in sympathetic priests to administer last rites to those they were about to execute. The film analyzes the fallout that occurs when one of these priests ha ...
Style: rough, disturbing, thought provoking, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: fighting the system, heroes, social decay, ira, captivity, moral dilemma, society, innocence lost, whistleblower, deadly, isolation, danger ...
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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, suspenseful, serious, psychological
Plot: serial killer, anti semitism, psychopath, courtroom drama, courtroom, legal, mental illness, soldier, rivalry, politics, murder, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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