Movies like Of Love and Shadows

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Of Love and Shadows (1994)
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Of Love and Shadows (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Argentina
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Irene is a magazine editor living under the shadow of the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile. Francisco is a handsome photographer and he comes to Irene for a job. As a sympathizer with the underground resistance movement, Francisco opens her eyes and her heart to the atrocities being committed by the state.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, based on true events, visually appealing, sexy, weird, melancholic, enigmatic, erotic ...
Plot: politics, torture, dictatorship, distopia, rebellion, revolution, romance, soldier, love triangle, fighting the system, life is a bitch, interracial relations, love and romance, journalism, against the odds, political intrigue, fall in love, love affair, society, political corruption, media, political unrest, rebelliousness, custody, idealism ...
Time: 70s, year 1973, 1920s
Place: chile, latin america, south america, spain, california

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Most similar movies to Of Love and Shadows

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and talky films with plots about politics, state affairs, political unrest, society, revolution, rebellion and nudity (full frontal - brief) mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like Of Love and Shadows: Beyond the Limit (1983), Under Fire (1983), Imagining Argentina (2003), This Revolution (2005), The Adventurers (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Beyond the Limit (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Mexico
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Set in a small politically unstable Latin American country, the story follows the half English and half Latino Dr. Eduardo Plarr, who left his home to find a better life. Along the way he meets an array of people, including British Consul Charley ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, biting ...
Plot: diplomat, kidnapping, love affair, rebel, doctor, revolution, politics, starting over, political unrest, adultery, alcoholic, cheating wife ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: paraguay, latin america, argentina, south america
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100%
 7.0
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Under Fire (1983)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Three U.S. journalists (Nick Nolte, Joanna Cassidy, Gene Hackman) get too close to one another and their work in 1979 Nicaragua.
Style: tense, realistic, emotional, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: photojournalist, revolution, journalism, idealism, politics, political unrest, media, military, anti war, rebelliousness, society, rebellion ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: nicaragua, latin america, central america, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Imagining Argentina (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Spain, UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Set during the unsettling disappearances in Buenos Aires during the dictatorship of the 1970s, the film involves theater director Carlos Rueda and his wife Cecilia. Shortly after Cecilia writes an editorial commentary questioning the mysterious ...
Style: serious, tense, bleak, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: politics, disappearance, uncover truth, political unrest, danger, crimes, deadly, kidnapping, compassion, father daughter relationship, dishonesty, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, year 1976
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina, italy, latin america, venice ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
This Revolution (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jake Cassevetes is a world renowned shooter just back from being embedded during the U.S. invasion of Iraq. As a well-paid stringer for the networks, Jake does not buy into the currently vogue, left-wing conspiracy theory of a corporate-controlled ...
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, clever, cynical ...
Plot: politics, conspiracy, idealism, society, dishonesty, life is a bitch, fighting the system, rebellion, injustice, revolution, rebelliousness, political unrest ...
Time: contemporary, september 11 2001
Place: iraq, new york, usa, middle east, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Adventurers (1970)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 171 min.
Story: The wealthy playboy son of an assassinated South American diplomat discovers that his father was really murdered on orders of the corrupt president of the country--a man who was his father's friend and who, in fact, his father had helped put ...
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: revolution, murder, politics, fighting the system, gays and lesbians, adventurer, state affairs, manipulation, distopia, couples, battles, gory ...
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: latin america, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, suspenseful, rough, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: political intrigue, life is a bitch, politics, injustice, romance, society, political unrest, human spirit, revolution, human rights, ambassador, heroes ...
Time: year 1973
Place: chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The House of the Spirits (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Portugal, Germany, Denmark, USA, France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A rancher, his clairvoyant wife and their family face turbulent years in South America.
Style: family saga, emotional, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: revolution, generation gap, family relations, dictatorship, coup d'etat, civil war, parents and children, estate, political unrest, family life, farm, justice ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1940s, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: latin america, chile, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.1
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Havana (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: An American professional gambler named Jack Weil (Redford) decides to visit Havana, Cuba to gamble. On the boat to Havana, he meets Roberta Duran (Olin), the wife of a revolutionary, Arturo (Julia). Shortly after their arrival, Arturo is taken away ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: gambling, politics, revolution, gambler, cons and scams, political unrest, rebelliousness, romance, society, cuban revolution, love triangle, diamond ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1963, year 1958 ...
Place: cuba, latin america, australia, caribbean, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Australian journalist Guy Hamilton travels to Indonesia to cover civil strife in 1965. There, on the eve of an attempted coup, he befriends a Chinese Australian photographer with a deep connection to and vast knowledge of the Indonesian people and ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: journalism, dwarf, embassy, photograph, politics, revolution, romance, civil war, war, unfulfillment, tragic hero, rebellion ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1965
Place: indonesia, asia, australia, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.4
 20K
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 ⇓
33%
 6.4
 456
Two Deaths (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A tale of power, passion and obsession set in a politically torn Eastern European country.
Style: talky, serious, realistic, emotional, enigmatic ...
Plot: revolution, obsession, vengeance, state affairs, soldier, political unrest, wartime life, infidelity, human nature, tragic love, friendship, introspection ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania, europe, bucharest, eastern europe, rio de janeiro ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Live from Baghdad (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A group of CNN reporters wrestle with journalistic ethics and the life-and-death perils of reporting during the Gulf War.A Directors Guild Award-winning movie for director Mick Jackson, starring Michael Keaton and Helena Bonham Carter. In 1990, CNN ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: gulf war, war correspondent, journalism, against the odds, anti war, escapades, politics, military, state affairs, media, life is a bitch, soldier ...
Place: iraq, middle east, baghdad iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Lost City (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: In Havana, Cuba in the late 1950's, a wealthy family, one of whose sons is a prominent nightclub owner, is caught in the violent transition from the oppressive regime of Batista to the Marxist government of Fidel Castro. Castro's regime ...
Style: touching, captivating, stylized, sincere, serious ...
Plot: revolution, politics, nightclub, fidel castro, rebellion, love and romance, idealism, family problems, dictatorship, chaos, political unrest, hopes ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Tears of April (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Finland, Germany, Greece
Duration: 115 min.
Story: There is civil war in Finland. Between whites vs reds. A woman soldier of reds is captured by the whites. She is ordered to be executed.
Style: realistic, epic, disturbing, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: adultery, wartime life, destiny, tragic love, political unrest, military, opposites attract, rebellion, military life, social differences, anti war, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.7
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Missing (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Based on the real-life experiences of Ed Horman. A conservative American businessman travels to a South American country to investigate the sudden disappearance of his son after a right-wing military takeover. Accompanied by his son's wife he ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: dictatorship, political conspiracy, military coup, missing person, politics, political intrigue, military, journalist, loss of son, corruption, uncover truth, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: chile, latin america, south america, washington d.c., santiago chile ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Strawberry Statement (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Simon (Bruce Davison), a student at a fictional university in San Francisco (based on San Francisco State College) is indifferent to the student protests around him, until walking in on a naked woman (Kristina Holland) in his dormitory ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: university, injustice, chaos, rebellion, hopes, journalism, youth, revolution, state affairs, life is a bitch, chaos and mayhem, human spirit ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.0
 625
Bitter Sugar (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Cuba, Dominican Republic, USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A patriot (René Lavan) with a rebellious brother falls in love with a dissident's daughter (Mayte Vilán) in Castro's Cuba.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, harsh, reflective ...
Plot: revolution, politics, hotel, prostitute, bar, death, communist, assassin, interrogation, rebelliousness, transsexual, hopes ...
Place: cuba, miami, latin america, florida, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.0
 812
Talk of Angels (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This is the story of a young Irish woman who comes to Spain to escape from the pressures she feels about her impending marriage to a political activist in Ireland. But in Spain in the 1930's, taking a job of governess in a wealthy family, she ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, forbidden love, politics, love triangle, social differences, society, couples, love affair, fall in love, family relations, extramarital affair, war ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, year 1936
Place: spain, ireland, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The Quiet American (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Germany, USA, Vietnam, Australia, France, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A stylish political thriller where love and war collide in Southeast Asia. Set in early 1950s Vietnam, a young American becomes entangled in a dangerous love triangle when he falls for the beautiful mistress of a British journalist. As war is waged ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, talky, intense ...
Plot: love triangle, cia, politics, journalism, communism, older man younger woman relationship, war, war crime, political unrest, state affairs, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1952
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon, indochina, southeast asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.2
 472
8th Wonderland (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A website where people can virtually live in a true democracy becomes so popular that its leading members take questionable actions to improve the real world as well. This backfires and various governments brand them terrorists.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, thought provoking, talky ...
Plot: society, revolution, secret movement, rebelliousness, fighting the system, rebellion, politics, social decay, political unrest, political corruption, anti capitalism, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: vatican
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Old Gringo (1989)
Genre: Adventure, History, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When school teacher Harriet Winslow goes to Mexico to teach, she is kidnapped by Gen. Tomas Arroyo and his revolutionaries. An aging American, Ambrose "Old Gringo" Bierce also in Mexico, befriends Gen. Arroyo and meets Harriet. Bierce is a ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, intense, brutal ...
Plot: politics, writers, love triangle, political unrest, revolution, general, adventure, aging, romance, opposites attract, journalism, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, future, 80s
Place: latin america, mexico, sonora, central america, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Year That Trembled (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Year That Trembled is a 1970 coming-of-age story set in the shadow of Kent State that focuses on a group of young characters facing the Vietnam Draft Lottery.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: lottery, friendship, college, anti war, politics, coming of age, fighting the system, teenage life, rebelliousness, wartime life, campaign, kids in trouble ...
Time: 70s, 1960s, year 1970, year 1971, 60s
Place: vietnam, ohio, usa, asia, philadelphia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Land of the Blind (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A soldier recounts his relationship with a famous political prisoner attempting to overthrow their country's authoritarian government.
Style: serious, bleak, psychological, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, prisoner, against the odds, rebelliousness, state affairs, danger, haunted by the past, injustice, fighting the system, crimes, political corruption ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Waking the Dead (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A congressional candidate questions his sanity after seeing the love of his life, presumed dead, suddenly emerge.
Style: emotional, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, serious ...
Plot: politics, election, obsession, ghost, death, politician, romance, state affairs, haunted by the past, supernatural, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: usa, chile, manhattan new york city, new york, minneapolis minnesota ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.3
 143K
Dear John (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Sergeant John Tyree is home on a 2 week leave from Germany. He meets Savannah after he dives into the ocean to retrieve Savannah's purse that had fallen off the pier. John falls in love with Savannah who is a student on spring break helping ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: romance, love and romance, love, couple relations, couples, soldier, true love, fall in love, love affair, young lovers, military life, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, september 11 2001
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.0
 1K
Eleni (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Nick is a writer in New York when he gets posted to a bureau in Greece. He has waited 30 years for this. He wants to know why his mother was killed in the civil war years earlier. In a parallel plot line we see Nick as a young boy and his family as ...
Style: psychological, emotional, suspenseful, bleak, contemplative ...
Plot: revolution, village, civil war, society, fighting the system, against humanity, self discovery, holocaust, haunted by the past, political unrest, state affairs, war ...
Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
April Captains (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Portugal, Spain, Italy, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Story of the 1974 coup that overthrew the right-wing Portuguese dictatorship--which continued the fascist policies of long-time dictator Antonio Salazar--and of two young army captains who were involved in it.
Style: rough, tense, serious, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: revolution, rebellion, dictatorship, state affairs, politics, family relations, military coup, society, siblings relations, rebelliousness, political unrest, militant ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974
Place: portugal, africa, angola
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.3
 822
The Situation (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The first U.S.-made film drama set during the Iraq war, THE SITUATION chronicles the tragic death of an Iraqi teenager at the hands of U.S. soldiers. The incident sets off an "investigation," a cover-up, and complications involving Iraqi ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: iraq war, danger, assassination, racism, soldier, state affairs, military, terrorism, journalism, life is a bitch, battles, media ...
Time: contemporary
Place: middle east, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
A Soldier's Tale (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the days following the D-Day invasion in Normandy, France, a British platoon leader named Saul (Gabriel Byrne) and his corporal (Paul Wyett) reach an isolated farmhouse and encounter a beautiful French girl named Belle (Marianne Basler). Love ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, emotional
Audience: girls' night
Plot: soldier, love affair, war, romance, love and romance, couples, unfulfilled love, impossible love, woman in danger, wartime life, love, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: france, europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.7
 426
Fires Within (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A Cuban emigre, living in Miami and involved in an affair with the American seaman who rescued her and her daughter years earlier, must face her husband after he is unexpectedly released from a Cuban prison.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: political prisoner, family life, political unrest, love triangle, love and romance, politics, betrayal, immigrants, state affairs, life is a bitch, dishonesty, society ...
Place: miami, usa, florida, cuba, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%