Movies like October

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October (1994)
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October (1994)
Original name: Octobre
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In October 1970, one group from the Front de Liberation du Quebec kidnapped the British Consul in Montreal. Few days later, a second group did the same with one of the Minister of the Quebec Government. If the first was released, the second was murdered. This is the story of the second group from the stand point of the political kidnappers.
Style: psychological, rough, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: kidnapping, terrorism, murder, crimes, revolution, confined, politics, good versus evil, rebellion, danger, society, working class, deadly, state affairs, terrorist, ethnic slur, ethnic conflict, martial law, canadian, french canadian, independence movement
Time: 70s, year 1970
Place: canada, quebec

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, deadly, danger, terrorism, society, state affairs and politics mostly in Drama, Thriller and Biography genres. Some movies like October: Good Morning, Night (2003), Policeman (2011), Horses of God (2012), Attica (1980), Down Came a Blackbird (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Good Morning, Night (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The 1978 kidnapping and murder of Aldo Moro, president of the most important political party in Italy at the time, Democrazia Cristiana, as seen from the perspective of one of his assailants -- a conflicted young woman in the ranks of the Red ...
Style: tense, serious, disturbing, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, murder, hostage, captivity, rebelliousness, political unrest, crimes, revolution, radical, hostages, head of state ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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Policeman (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A member of an Israeli anti-terrorist unit clashes with a group of young radicals.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, terrorism, social decay, state affairs, rebellion, danger, fighting the system, swat, swat team, society, crimes, social differences ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Horses of God (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Tunisia, Morocco
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The film follows two brothers over the course of a decade. While they begin as kids in search of thrills in the sprawling slums of Morocco’s Sidi Moumen, we witness their gradual, and ultimately shocking, radicalisation.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, rough, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, suicide bomber, radical, danger, society, terrorist attack, muslim, brother brother relationship, murder, family relations, poverty, drug dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 90s, 2000s ...
Place: morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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: realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, hostage, rebellion, fighting the system, prison riot, society, law enforcement, state affairs, confined, misfit, life is a bitch, anti heroes ...
Time: 70s, year 1971
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Down Came a Blackbird (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A woman struggles with the death of her lover. He was killed by South-American fascists.
Style: suspenseful, rough, disturbing, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: clinic, kidnapping, crimes, legal, politics, media, confined, on the run, journalism, terrorism, genocide, survival ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Taking of Flight 847: The Uli Derickson Story (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This made-for-television film documents the takeover of the TWA airliner in flight from Athens to Rome in 1985. The focus is on the flight attendant, Uli Derickson, whose courage and hope helped save all but one of the passengers on the plane. The ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, terrorism, hijacking, deadly, hostages, danger, heroes, rescue, stewardess, confined, rivalry, leadership ...
Time: 80s
Place: rome italy, europe, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Hide in Plain Sight (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: True story of a divorced father in search of his children when his ex-wife enters the witness relocation program.
Style: rough, psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: custody, witness protection, fighting the system, rebellion, dishonesty, witnessing a crime, society, obsessive quest, gangsters, crimes, hit with a shovel, snitch ...
Time: 70s
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55%
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Patty Hearst (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The true story of a rich girl who was abducted by American revolutionaries in the 1970's. Her time spent with her captors made her question herself and her way of life and she joined forces with the cause that her abductors were fighting for. ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, thought provoking, realistic, serious
Plot: terrorism, kidnapping, political corruption, danger, rescue, crimes, revolution, political conspiracy, journalism, unlikely criminals, politics, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Freefall: Flight 174 (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: True story of a brand-new Canadian airliner running out of fuel in-flight and forced to glide to the nearest airfield.
Style: rough, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: catastrophe, hostages, crimes, confined, danger, heroes, race against time, escapades, hostage, chases and races, fighting crime, airplane ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada, new york, montreal, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.3
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In His Hands (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In Lille, Claire Gauthier is an ordinary married woman with a young daughter that works in an insurance company analyzing losses of insured properties. When the single veterinary Laurent Kessler claims damage in his basement caused by a flooding due ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, dangerous attraction, crimes, danger, deadly, couples, dishonesty, murder, suspicion, infidelity, crime, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
21 Hours at Munich (1976)
Genre: Drama, History, Sport, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A dramatization of the incident in 1972 when Arab terrorists broke into the Olympic compound in Munich and murdered 11 Israeli athletes.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, bleak, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, terrorism, politics, athlete's life, assassination, hostages, danger, chases and races, media, confined, deadly, state affairs ...
Time: 70s, year 1972
Place: germany, europe, west germany, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.8
 47
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: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: fighting the system, rebellion, uncover truth, social decay, idealism, moral dilemma, legal, life is a bitch, politics, danger, church, price of justice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The 9/11 Commission Report (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Independent writer-director Leigh Slawner helms this chilling dramatization of the findings laid out in the best-selling 9/11 Commission Report, a document that sought to analyze the circumstances surrounding coordinated terrorist attacks against ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world trade center manhattan new york city, investigation, uncover truth, chaos, danger, deadly, politics, state affairs, world trade center, americana, society, terrorism ...
Time: september 11 2001, contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, washington d.c., pakistan, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: rough, bleak, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: ira, fighting the system, legal, dedicated lawyer, state affairs, crimes, dishonesty, danger, political intrigue, social decay, terrorism, tragic hero ...
Time: 70s
Place: ireland, england, europe, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Rainbow Warrior (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Peter Wilcox (Voight), as skipper of the 'Rainbow Warrior', a Greenpeace ship, docks in Auckland, July 1985, preparing for a protest against French nuclear testing in the south pacific. When a bomb rips open the vessel, killing a crew ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: environmental issue, terrorist attack, state affairs, law enforcement, heroes, investigation, terrorism, ship, environmentalism, rivalry, fighting the system, catastrophe ...
Time: 80s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Judgement in Berlin (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: American judge in Germany must decide if the hijacking of an East German plane into West Berlin was justified.
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, touching, sincere
Plot: terrorism, politics, hijacking, courtroom drama, legal action, legal, danger, save the day, crimes, deadly, fighting the system, confined ...
Time: 70s
Place: germany, europe, west berlin west germany, berlin germany, east berlin east germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The 19th Wife (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Fundamentalist sect member BeckyLyn is accused of killing her husband. Queenie, another wife in the polygamist sect, doesn't believe BeckyLyn is capable of such violence and desperate to prove her innocence reaches out to her excommunicated son ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: false accusation, murder, righting the wronged, society, estrangement, church, religions or cults, uncover truth, deadly, law enforcement, protagonist as suspect, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Special Bulletin (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A TV reporter and cameraman are taken hostage on a tugboat while covering a workers strike. The demands of the hostage-takers are to collect all the nuclear detonators in the Charleston, SC area so they may be detonated at sea. They threaten to ...
Style: bleak, rough, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: terrorism, anti war, journalism, nuclear, confined, workplace, danger, save the day, hostages, rebellion, chases and races, race against time ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Informant (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 105 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: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: terrorism, life is a bitch, rebellion, law enforcement, betrayal, politics, police investigation, heroes, tragic hero, society, danger, uncover truth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, belfast
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Germany in Autumn (1978)
Genre: Documentary, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Germany in Autumn does not have a plot per se; it mixes documentary footage, along with standard movie scenes, to give the audience the mood of Germany during the late 1970s. The movie covers the two month time period during 1977 when a businessman ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Plot: society, terrorism, funeral, kidnapping, political unrest, gays and lesbians, state affairs, confined, deadly, leadership, politics, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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End Game (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Vicious criminal Brad Mayfield takes pleasure in kidnapping, assault and murder. It is up to Officer Dan Burk to stop his lust for blood. The stakes of the game quickly rise when Burk becomes romantically involved with a beautiful woman who happens ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, sincere, captivating
Plot: murder, serial killer, mentally unstable, rivalry, danger, crimes, confined, deadly, graphic violence, kidnapping, missing person, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Blood Done Sign My Name (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A drama based on the true story in which a black Vietnam-era veteran is allegedly murdered by a local white businessman who is later exonerated. The plot focuses on the role of a local high school teacher and the civil unrest that followed the ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, murder, social differences, society, crimes, social decay, introspection, discrimination, life is a bitch, injustice, small town, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Sword of Gideon (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, France
Duration: 173 min.
Story: Chronicles a Mossad team hand picked to hunt down the terrorists involved in the 1972 Munich Olympic massacre of Israeli athletes.
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: mossad, terrorism, state affairs, crimes, danger, heroes, assassination, workplace situations, vengeance, murder, contests and competitions, fighting the system ...
Time: 80s
Place: israel, middle east, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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A Glimpse of Hell (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A Navy officer tries to set the record straight after the Navy blames a 1989 explosion aboard the USS Iowa on a homosexual affair between two sailors.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: military, battleship, society, u.s. navy, investigation, fighting the system, military life, ship, dishonesty, army investigation, crimes, state affairs ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Terrorist (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young female terrorist goes on a suicide assassination mission, but her resolve to complete it is put to the test.
Style: bleak, tense, psychological, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: assassination, soldier, terrorism, pregnancy, politics, jungle, head of state, coming of age, danger, state affairs, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, asia, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Agency (1980)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A mysterious millionaire buys an ad agency and begins to replace its employees with his own people, who don't appear to be advertising types at all...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: politics, kidnapping, dishonesty, society, manipulations, state affairs, deadly, crimes, media satire, showbiz, manipulation, conspiracy ...
Time: 70s
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Held Hostage (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Michelle a single mother is kidnapped by three masked men and held hostage until she is forced to rob a bank which is the only option she has to saving her only child's life while they are both wired to explode.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: confined, woman in danger, heist, isolation, single parent, unlikely criminals, danger, crimes, crime gone awry, parents and children, bank, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Like a Puppet Out of Strings (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two Brothers; Tom and Felipe, have moved up the ranks of the street gangs because they have no greater devotion than the protection of each other. Luis, former gang member, is now a cop, his life having been turned around by Angelica, a female cop. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: going straight, juvenile delinquency, gang, redemption, law enforcement, crimes, society, youth, deadly, urban ghetto, murder, brother brother relationship ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Mogadischu (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The incredible true story of Lufthansa Flight 181, which was hijacked by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine in October of 1977, and the noble efforts of stewardess Gabriele Dillmann (Nadja Uhl) to ensure the safety of the terrified ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: terrorism, passenger, daring rescue, crimes, stewardess, confined, danger, group of strangers, airplane, hysteria, deadly, terrorist ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977
Place: germany, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Another Silence (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Argentina, Canada, Brazil
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Marie is a Toronto police officer. One evening, her husband Joshua and their son Nicky are brutally murdered in their car. Marie quickly links Pablo Molina, an Argentinian drug trafficker who she'd arrested a few months earlier, with the crime. ...
Style: psychological, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, manhunt, self discovery, track down, heroes, crimes, tragic hero, deadly, vengeance, revenge plot, police officer, murder of husband ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, argentina, bolivia, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%