Movies like Paradise Now

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Paradise Now (2005)
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Paradise Now (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Palestine, France, Germany, Netherlands, Israel
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Paradise Now is filmed from the perspective of two Palestinian men who are preparing to perform a suicide attack in Israel. This is the first film to deal with the subject of suicide bombers.
Style: realistic, bleak, disturbing, tense, thought provoking, rough, serious, biting, suspenseful, reflective ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, freedom, friendship, jewish, self sacrifice, occupation, bomb, muslim, suicide, israeli palestinian conflict, poverty, army, friends, destiny, life is a bitch, social problems, hopes, mechanic, danger, conflict, political unrest, suffering, introspection, deal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, palestine, palestinian authority, france, jerusalem, morocco ...

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Most similar movies to Paradise Now

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, interesting and tense films with plots about politics, death, storytelling, murder, brutality, danger and corruption mostly in Drama, Thriller and War genres. Some movies like Paradise Now: Bethlehem (2013), Lemon Tree (2008), Rendition (2007), The Hurt Locker (2008), Syriana (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Bethlehem (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Israel, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Bethlehem tells the story of the unlikely bond between Razi, an Israeli secret service officer, and his Palestinian informant Sanfur, the younger brother of a senior Palestinian militant. Razi recruited Sanfur when he was just 15, and developed a ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, informant, moral dilemma, society, terrorism, danger, state affairs, special agents, double agent, undercover, wanted, government agency ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005
Place: middle east, israel, venice, palestinian authority
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 7.4
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Lemon Tree (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Israel, Germany, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Salma Zidane, a widow, lives simply from her grove of lemon trees in the West Bank's occupied territory. The Israeli defense minister and his wife move next door; the Secret Service orders the trees removed for security. The stoic Salma seeks ...
Style: emotional, serious, captivating, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: injustice, occupation, widow, loneliness, neighbor, lawyer, fence, soldier, lawyers and clients, rules and policies, idealism, conservative ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, palestine, middle east, palestinian authority, washington d.c. ...
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88%
 6.8
 53K
Rendition (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: When an Egyptian terrorism suspect "disappears" on a flight from Africa to Washington DC, his American wife and a CIA analyst find themselves caught up in a struggle to secure his release from a secret detention facility somewhere outside ...
Style: serious, rough, tense, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: politics, cia, terrorism, kidnapping, state affairs, government agency, undercover, senator, police brutality, war on terror, surveillance, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, usa, north africa, cape town south africa, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 7.6
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The Hurt Locker (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb.
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, iraq war, marines, soldier, sniper, army, peril, determination, war, violence, tough heroes, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2004, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 6.9
 121K
Syriana (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The Middle Eastern oil industry is the backdrop of this tense drama, which weaves together numerous story lines. Bennett Holiday is an American lawyer in charge of facilitating a dubious merger of oil companies, while Bryan Woodman, a ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, thought provoking, suspense ...
Plot: cia, globalization, terrorism, politics, corruption, espionage, capitalism, spy, deal, danger, political unrest, political conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, lebanon, usa, switzerland, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.5
 200K
Munich (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, Canada, USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: During the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, eleven Israeli athletes are taken hostage and murdered by a Palestinian terrorist group known as Black September. In retaliation, the Israeli government recruits a group of Mossad agents to track down and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, factual, based on true events ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, politics, terrorism, secret agents, murder, vengeance, assassination, jewish, revenge, morality, justice, paranoia ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: middle east, europe, israel, lebanon, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Battle of Algiers (1966)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, Algeria
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Tracing the struggle of the Algerian Front de Liberation Nationale to gain freedom from French colonial rule as seen through the eyes of Ali from his start as a petty thief to his rise to prominence in the organisation and capture by the French in ...
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious, rough ...
Plot: revolution, resistance, military, bomb, french, rebellion, freedom, torture, capture, chaos, protest, rebel ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1954, year 1960, year 1957 ...
Place: algeria, africa, north africa, france, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.6
 26K
A Mighty Heart (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on Mariane Pearl's account of the terrifying and unforgettable story of her husband, Wall Street Journal reporter Danny Pearl's life and death.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, suspenseful, factual ...
Plot: murder, loss of spouse, investigation, politics, friendship, faith, kidnapping, journalism, execution, muslim, fbi, new love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 1990s
Place: pakistan, middle east, manhattan new york city, israel, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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The Dancer Upstairs (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A police detective in a South American country is dedicated to hunting down a revolutionary guerilla leader.
Style: atmospheric, tense, captivating, serious, suspense ...
Plot: investigation, politics, police detective, danger, dance school, fighting crime, political unrest, crimes, corruption, ballet, terrorism, teacher ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, spain, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.1
 4K
The Attack (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, War
Country: Lebanon, France, Qatar, Belgium
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An Arab surgeon living in Tel Aviv discovers a dark secret about his wife in the aftermath of a suicide bombing.
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, uncover truth, occupation, disorder, deadly, investigation, danger, religions or cults, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, society, radical ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, palestinian authority, tel aviv israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.9
 208
Killer Kid (1994)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Eleven-year-old Laïd lives in war-torn Lebanon. Chosen and trained by an extremist organisation, he has been forced to enter the adult world far too early. He has been transformed into a fanatical and programmed machine, whose life could be summed ...
Style: disturbing, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: terrorism, friendship, orphan, lebanese, assassination attempt, friends, hip hop, crimes, young heroes, immigrants, coming of age, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: lebanon, europe, france, arc de triomphe paris, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Walk on Water (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Israel, Sweden
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Eyal, an Israeli Mossad agent, is given the mission to track down and kill the very old Alfred Himmelman, an ex-Nazi officer, who might still be alive. Pretending to be a tourist guide, he befriends his grandson Axel, in Israel to visit his sister ...
Style: tense, realistic, sincere, captivating, serious ...
Plot: german, gay, tourist, family secret, nazi germany, gay club, mossad, redemption, secret agents, unlikely couple, chases and races, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, germany, jerusalem, europe, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.1
 201K
Body of Lies (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The CIA’s hunt is on for the mastermind of a wave of terrorist attacks. Roger Ferris is the agency’s man on the ground, moving from place to place, scrambling to stay ahead of ever-shifting events. An eye in the sky – a satellite link – ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, clever, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, spy, cia, espionage, government agency, intelligence agency, danger, off the grid, track down, torture, bomb, beating ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, jordan, dubai, manchester england, langley virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Lions for Lambs (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three stories told simultaneous in ninety minutes of real time: a Republican Senator who's a presidential hopeful gives an hour-long interview to a skeptical television reporter, detailing a strategy for victory in Afghanistan; two special ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: terrorist, politics, war, propaganda, state affairs, idealism, conservative, behind enemy lines, hopes, society, danger, soldier ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: afghanistan, usa, washington d.c., iran, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany, France, Czech Republic
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Der Baader Meinhof Komplex depicts the political turmoil in the period from 1967 to the bloody "Deutschen Herbst" in 1977. The movie approaches the events based on Stefan Aust's standard work on Die Rote Armee Fraktion (RAF). The ...
Style: intellectual, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, revolution, anti war, robbery, political unrest, trial, police brutality, judge, journalist, german, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1977, year 1974 ...
Place: germany, europe, dubai, cyprus, lithuania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Death of a President (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A fictional investigative documentary looks back on the "assassination" of George W. Bush and attempts to answer the question of who committed the murder. Perhaps less morbid and disturbing to watch now than during Bush's presidency, ...
Style: serious, rough, bleak, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: assassination, politics, secret service, terrorism, map, sniper, false accusation, life is a bitch, legal investigation, chases and races, wrongfully committed, track down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, near future, year 2007
Place: usa, iraq, middle east, north korea, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.7
 69K
Black Book (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Netherlands, Germany, UK, Belgium
Duration: 145 min.
Story: In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance.
Style: tense, realistic, captivating, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: jewish, atrocity, singer, nazism, holocaust, espionage, betrayal, german, nazi occupation, spy, occupation, war ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 50s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: holland, netherlands, europe, israel, belgium ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.2
 77K
Arlington Road (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Threats from sinister foreign nationals aren't the only thing to fear. Bedraggled college professor Michael Faraday has been vexed (and increasingly paranoid) since his wife's accidental death in a botched FBI operation. But all that takes ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, paranoia, murder, terrorist, bomb, professor, fbi, uncover truth, danger, conspiracy, deadly, mysterious character ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, st. louis missouri, west virginia, washington d.c., kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 7.0
 767
Private (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Palestinian family is trapped inside a house commandeered by Israeli soldiers.
Style: disturbing, gloomy, thought provoking, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: soldier, chaos and mayhem, war, wartime life, parents and children, confined, life is a bitch, hostages, dysfunctional family, state affairs, domestic disturbance, village life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, palestinian authority, palestine, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: True story of Germany's most famous anti-Nazi heroine brought to thrilling, dramatic life. Sophie Scholl stars Julia Jentsch in a luminous performance as the fearless activist of the underground student resistance group, The White Rose. Armed ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, talky, tense ...
Plot: nazism, resistance, idealism, politics, german, fighting the system, courtroom, interrogation, student, treason, execution, defamation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: germany, europe, munich germany, campus, east germany ...
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62%
 6.4
 19K
Stop-Loss (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A veteran soldier returns from his completed tour of duty in Iraq, only to find his life turned upside down when he is arbitrarily ordered to return to field duty by the Army.
Style: emotional, serious, bleak, thought provoking, sad ...
Plot: friendship, homecoming, soldier, military, politics, wartime life, rules and policies, gulf war, death, u.s. military, patriotism, sergeant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, canada, mexico, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.7
 3K
West Beirut (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, Norway, Lebanon, Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In April, 1975, civil war breaks out; Beirut is partitioned along a Moslem-Christian line. Tarek is in high school, making Super 8 movies with his friend, Omar. At first the war is a lark: school has closed, the violence is fascinating, getting from ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, reflective ...
Plot: coming of age, lebanese, politics, youth, fall in love, wartime life, military life, innocence lost, battles, society, civil war, friendship ...
Time: 90s, year 1975
Place: lebanon, middle east, israel, france, beirut lebanon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.1
 81K
Unthinkable (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A convert to Islam sends the U.S. government a tape showing him in three nondescript storage rooms, each of which may contain a nuclear bomb set to detonate in less than a week. Helen Brody, an FBI agent in L.A., is tasked with finding the bombs ...
Style: psychological, rough, suspense, brutal, disturbing ...
Plot: terrorism, violence, nuclear threat, investigation, fbi, moral dilemma, race against time, torture, interrogation, right and wrong, manipulation, counter terrorism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Dirty Pretty Things (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An urban hotel in London is a gathering and flash point for legal and illegal immigrants attempting to cobble together their lives in a new country. The immigrants include Senay, a Turkish woman, and a Nigerian doctor named Okwe who is working as a ...
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: hotel, lebanese, maid, surgery, taxi driver, forgery, theft, muslim, black market, blackmail, friendship, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, nigeria, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.1
 216K
Valkyrie (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Wounded in Africa during World War II, Nazi Col. Claus von Stauffenberg returns to his native Germany and joins the Resistance in a daring plan to create a shadow government and assassinate Adolf Hitler. When events unfold so that he becomes a ...
Style: tense, factual, bad ending, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, resistance, deception, bomb, nazism, treason, assassination attempt, betrayal, courage, nazi germany, plan gone awry, war ...
Time: year 1944, 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, normandy, tunisia, munich germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.3
 7K
The Body (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Israel, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An ancient skeleton has been discovered in Jerusalem in a rich man's tomb. Colouration of the wrist and leg bones indicates the cause of death was crucifiction. other signs, include a gold coin bearing the marks of Pontius Pilate and faint ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, biblical, bad ending ...
Plot: kidnapping, doubt, politics, redemption, rebellion, introspection, deadly, clergy, state affairs, obsessive quest, escapades, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.4
 16K
Contestant 13 (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sebastian, a young man, has decided to follow instructions intended for someone else, without knowing where they will take him. Something else he does not know is that Gerard Dorez, a cop on a knife-edge, is tailing him. When he reaches his ...
Style: tense, disturbing, atmospheric, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: overdose, crime, murder, crimes, suicidal, deadly, social decay, fish out of water, reward, contests and competitions, life is a bitch, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Counterfeiters (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story Jewish counterfeiter, Salomon Sorowitsch, coerced into assisting the Nazi operation of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp during World War II.
Style: tense, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, uplifting ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, german, jewish, humiliation, forgery, suicide, anti semitism, arrest, artist, war crime ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: europe, germany, austria, zurich switzerland, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.4
 8K
Osama (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Afghanistan, Ireland, Japan, Iran, Netherlands
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Teenage girl Osama cuts her hair and dresses like a boy to get a job and support her widowed mother and grandmother. When Osama is called by the Taliban to join school and military training she embarks on a terrifying and confusing journey as she ...
Style: disturbing, serious, bleak, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: survival, oppression, coming of age, child abuse, injustice, dishonesty, life is a bitch, young heroes, danger, youth, heroes, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, afghanistan, pakistan, iran, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.1
 2K
Romero (1989)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Romero is a compelling and deeply moving look at the life of Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador, who made the ultimate sacrifice in a passionate stand against social injustice and oppression in his county. This fil chronicles the transformation ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, tragic ending, christian film ...
Plot: murder, church, bishop, fighting the system, priest, politics, clergy, battles, campaign, society, crimes, state affairs ...
Time: 80s
Place: latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%