Movies like Paradise Now

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Paradise Now
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Palestine, France, Germany, Netherlands, Israel
Duration: 90 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: bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious, reflective, compassionate, tense, biting, talky, intellectual ...
Plot: terrorism, friendship, politics, suicide, freedom, poverty, sacrifice, assassination, death, justice, betrayal, courage, survival, islam, murder, political, political unrest, violence, brainwashing, jews, life philosophy, tragedy, catholicism, brutality, genocide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, palestine, palestinian authority, morocco, tel aviv israel, sweden ...
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Generation Kill
Drama, War
USA, UK
70 min.
 8.6
Incendies
Drama, Mystery, War
Canada, France
131 min.
 8.2
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Most similar movies to Paradise Now

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, dramatic and tense films with plots about corruption, culture clash, brutality, death, mentor, violence and murder mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Paradise Now: The Fool (2014), Innocent Voices (2004), Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005), Casualties of War (1989), Syriana (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 8.0
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The Fool
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Fool is a movie about a simple plumber. An honest man, he is up against an entire system of corrupted bureaucrats. At stake are the lives of 800 inhabitants of an old dorm that is at risk of collapsing within the span of the night.
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, dark, harsh ...
Plot: small town, fighting the system, rebellion, corruption, violence, innocence lost, drinking, political, tragedy, greed, russian, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
Innocent Voices
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Mexico, USA, Puerto Rico
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A young boy, in an effort to have a normal childhood in 1980's El Salvador, is caught up in a dramatic fight for his life as he desperately tries to avoid the war which is raging all around him
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, heartbreaking, captivating ...
Plot: innocence lost, war, civil war, politics, childhood, coming of age, freedom, courage, radio, children, village, human spirit ...
Time: 80s
Place: israel, africa, middle east, latin america, iraq ...
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System:   88%
    User:   78%
 
Sophie Scholl: The Final Days
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: emotional, talky, realistic, tense, touching ...
Plot: idealism, politics, fighting the system, german, sacrifice, rebellion, nazi, courage, justice, freedom, nazism, guilt ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1943
Place: germany, europe, east germany, poland, campus ...
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System:   82%
    User:   89%
 
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Casualties of War
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: During the Vietnam War, a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager. Based on the actual events of an incident on Hill 192 in November, 1966.
Style: disturbing, realistic, tense, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: vietnam war, war, rape, military, soldier, jungle, murder, violence, kidnapping, death, revenge, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1966, 1960s, year 1974
Place: vietnam, asia, california
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System:   82%
    User:   87%
 
 6.9
 118K
Syriana
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: realistic, tense, clever, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: political corruption, politics, assassination, corruption, capitalism, espionage, cia, terrorism, oil, suicide, islam, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, lebanon, europe, israel, switzerland ...
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System:   77%
    User:   62%
 
 6.7
 25K
A Mighty Heart
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: realistic, captivating, serious, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: kidnapping, politics, journalism, murder, investigation, islam, courage, torture, death, world politics, nudity (topless - notable), missing person ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 2000s
Place: middle east, pakistan, israel, manhattan new york city, afghanistan
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System:   76%
    User:   70%
 
 7.3
 9K
Savior
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A hardened mercenary in the Foreign Legion begins to find his own humanity when confronted with atrocities during the fighting in Bosnia
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, rough, tense ...
Plot: war, redemption, civil war, genocide, soldier, ethnic conflict, blood, atrocity, mercenary, wartime, brutality, pregnancy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: bosnia, europe, former yugoslavia, serbia, bosnia herzegovina ...
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System:   75%
    User:   80%
 
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A Most Wanted Man
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg and becomes a person of interest for a covert government team which tracks the movements of potential terrorists.
Style: tense, atmospheric, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: espionage, surveillance, terrorism, spy, investigation, islam, lawyer, secret service, immigrants, manipulation, spies, politics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: germany, middle east, hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   75%
    User:   67%
 
The Reluctant Fundamentalist
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Qatar
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In New York, a Pakistani native finds that his American Dream has collapsed in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, family, 9/11, islam, mentor, wall street, psychology, pornography, kidnapping, destiny, surveillance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, middle east, usa, canada, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   71%
    User:   58%
 
 8.2
 114K
Incendies
Genre: Drama, Mystery, War
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A mother's last wishes send twins Jeanne and Simon on a journey to Middle East in search of their tangled roots. Adapted from Wajdi Mouawad's acclaimed play, Incendies tells the powerful and moving tale of two young adults' voyage to ...
Style: emotional, realistic, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
Plot: civil war, torture, twins, assassination, rape, identity, massacre, storytelling, muslim, brutality, tragedy, secrets ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 20th century, 21st century, year 1970 ...
Place: middle east, lebanon, canada, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   74%
 
Reservation Road
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two fathers' lives intersect when one of them is involved in a terrible and sudden hit-and-run car accident that leaves the other's son dead. In response, the two men (Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Ruffalo) react in unexpected ways as a ...
Style: psychological, emotional, tense, bleak, serious ...
Plot: revenge, lawyer, vengeance, investigation, obsession, family, dysfunctional family, redemption, justice, dealing with death, guilt, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   74%
 
J.S.A.: Joint Security Area
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the DMZ separating North and South Korea, two North Korean soldiers have been killed, supposedly by one South Korean soldier. But the 11 bullets found in the bodies, together with the 5 remaining bullets in the assassin's magazine clip, ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, bleak ...
Plot: investigation, war, friendship, military, politics, soldier, tragedy, violence, unlikely friendships, vengeance, assassination, political ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, korea, south korea, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   72%
 
Lions for Lambs
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: serious, thought provoking, realistic, reflective, talky ...
Plot: war, politics, propaganda, military, journalism, idealism, manipulation, iraq war, teachers and students, political, world politics, islam ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: afghanistan, usa, iraq, middle east, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   56%
 
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 6.4
 20K
Good Kill
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In the shadowy world of drone warfare, combat unfolds like a video game–only with real lives at stake. After six tours of duty, Air Force pilot Tom Egan now fights the Taliban from an air-conditioned bunker in the Nevada desert. But as he yearns ...
Style: realistic, psychological, tense, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: military, war, moral dilemma, moral ambiguity, terrorism, islam, video game, propaganda, mentor, corruption, politics, morality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010, year 2001
Place: nevada, usa, middle east, las vegas, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   65%
 
 7.2
 2K
Romero
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
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, dramatic, earnest ...
Plot: politics, murder, church, propaganda, assassination, corruption, poverty, death, revolution, political, world politics, clergy ...
Time: 80s
Place: latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   54%
 
 6.8
 51K
Rendition
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: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: politics, terrorism, torture, cia, surveillance, conspiracy, suicide, kidnapping, political, world politics, islam, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, israel, usa, egypt, south africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   62%
 
 6.8
 120K
Green Zone
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, France, Spain, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: During the U.S.-led occupation of Baghdad in 2003, Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller and his team of Army inspectors were dispatched to find weapons of mass destruction believed to be stockpiled in the Iraqi desert. Rocketing from one booby-trapped ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, gulf war, military, cia, soldier, iraq war, politics, espionage, spy, chase, assassination, torture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003
Place: iraq, middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   59%
 
The Dancer Upstairs
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: suspenseful, tense, realistic, atmospheric, suspense ...
Plot: politics, investigation, corruption, violence, murder, assassination, police investigation, political, political corruption, fighting crime, urban, violent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, spain, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   75%
 
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The Counterfeiters
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 98 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, serious, captivating, dramatic ...
Plot: survival, war, holocaust, german, jewish, nazi, brutality, betrayal, death, politics, russian, violence ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s ...
Place: germany, europe, poland, canada, austria ...
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System:   63%
    User:   61%
 
 7.3
 14K
City of Men
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Best buddies Acerola and Laranjinha, about to turn 18, discover things about their missing fathers' pasts which will shatter their solid friendship, in the middle of a war between rival drug gangs from Rio's favelas.
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, serious, reflective ...
Plot: friendship, crime, coming of age, betrayal, gang, murder, hospital, best friends, gangs, violence, gangsters, storytelling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   71%
 
Fifty Dead Men Walking
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Based on Martin McGartland's real life story as a informant for the British Police to spy on the IRA. Taking place from 1987-1991, Martin (Jim Sturgess) works his way up the ranks of the IRA, while keeping his informant with the police Fergis ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful, dramatic ...
Plot: crime, irish, danger, pornography, mentor, hospital, corruption, violence, undercover, british, brutality, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: ireland, europe, canada, middle east, england ...
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System:   62%
    User:   51%
 
Bullet in the Head
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 136 min.
Story: When three close friends escape from Hong Kong to war-time Saigon to start a criminal's life, they all go through a harrowing experience which totally shatters their lives and their friendship forever.
Style: realistic, bleak, rough, serious, intense ...
Plot: vietnam war, betrayal, friendship, vengeance, war, survival, violence, brutality, gangster, murder, gunfight, greed ...
Time: 20th century
Place: hong kong, vietnam, asia, saigon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   59%
 
Generation Kill
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Marines prepare to invade Iraq at the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom; while the soldiers wait to receive their orders, they learn a Rolling Stone columnist will be embedded with them
Style: realistic, tense, disturbing, epic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, iraq war, military, morality, courage, violence, soldier, anti war, dialogue, politics, political, wartime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   70%
 
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Salvador
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: realistic, tense, serious, rough, intense ...
Plot: journalism, politics, civil war, war, death, murder, blood, political, world politics, corruption, idealism, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: latin america, south america, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   71%
 
 7.8
 392K
Crash
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption.
Style: realistic, bleak, touching, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: racism, prejudice, redemption, police corruption, morality, storytelling, corruption, tragedy, immigrants, depression, plot twist, race issues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, puerto rico, santa monica california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   47%
 
 7.0
 52K
Traitor
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When straight arrow FBI agent Roy Clayton heads up the investigation into a dangerous international conspiracy, all clues seem to lead back to former U.S. Special Operations officer, Samir Horn.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, espionage, spy, fbi, cia, islam, religion, violence, protagonist as suspect, conspiracy, surveillance, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1978
Place: middle east, israel, africa, london, sudan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   62%
 
Death of a President
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, bleak, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: politics, assassination, secret service, terrorism, assassin, murder, death, investigation, crime, president, world politics, gulf war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2007, near future
Place: iraq, middle east, usa, pakistan, syria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   51%
 
 7.6
 29K
Without Name
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set on the border, where Mexico becomes the crucible and the fearsome gangs of today’s Mexican countryside, the gauntlet, to freedom. The stories of a girl living in Honduras and hungering for a brighter future, and two teen gang members, for whom ...
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, epic, serious ...
Plot: redemption, immigrants, gang, violence, gangs, train, death, violent, brutality, juvenile delinquency, gangsters, storytelling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, new jersey, california, los angeles ...
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System:   51%
    User:   42%
 

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The Falcon and the Snowman
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Mexico
Duration: 131 min.
Story: The true story of a disillusioned military contractor employee and his drug pusher childhood friend who became walk-in spies for the Soviet Union.
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: espionage, spy, rebellion, cold war, drugs, secrets, buddies, rock, drugs/alcohol, conspiracy, spies, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, united states, soviet union, mexico
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System:   50%
    User:   43%
 
 7.3
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Amen.
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, War
Country: France, Germany, Romania
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The film "Amen." examines the links between the Vatican and Nazi Germany. The central character is Kurt Gerstein, a member of the Institute for Hygiene of the Waffen-SS who is horrified by what he sees in the death camps. Moreover, he is ...
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, dramatic, suspenseful ...
Plot: holocaust, genocide, idealism, war, politics, catholicism, concentration camp, nazi, jewish, propaganda, sacrifice, christian ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: germany, poland, israel, argentina, europe ...
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System:   50%
    User:   46%
 
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