Movies like Paradise Now

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Paradise Now (2005)
 7.4
 23K
Paradise Now (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: 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: disturbing, thought provoking, bleak, rough, political, suspense, realistic, sincere, depressing, emotional ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, suicide, freedom, friendship, bomb, israeli palestinian conflict, manipulation, self sacrifice, destiny, occupation, introspection, mission gone awry, deal, political unrest, life is a bitch, suffering, hopes, muslim, jewish, ethnic conflict, poverty, conflict, human rights, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, palestine, israel, 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, suspenseful and political films with plots about terrorism, politics, danger, murder, brutality, death and storytelling mostly in Drama, Thriller and War genres. Some movies like Paradise Now: Munich (2005), Omar (2013), Bethlehem (2013), Syriana (2005), The Attack (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 226K
Munich (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
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: political, suspenseful, tense, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, espionage, mossad, vengeance, spy, politics, revenge, assassination, jewish, murder, secret agents, terrorist ...
Time: 70s, year 1972, 20th century
Place: middle east, israel, beirut lebanon, europe, palestine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 14K
Omar (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Palestine
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The drama, the story of three childhood friends and a young woman who are torn apart in their fight for freedom, is billed as the first fully-financed film to come out of the Palestinian cinema industry.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, suspenseful, romantic, political ...
Plot: muslim, militant, friendship, moral dilemma, confession, resistance, power of love, terrorism, social problems, love and romance, love affair, gain trust ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: palestinian authority, palestine, israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 2K
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: captivating, tense, realistic, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, terrorism, undercover, special agents, double agent, moral dilemma, society, spy, informant, murder, teenager, jewish ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005
Place: israel, middle east, palestinian authority, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 130K
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: suspense, political, thought provoking, tense, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, spy, cia, espionage, corruption, capitalism, globalization, politics, oil, conspiracy, political conspiracy, deal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, usa, lebanon, persia, iran ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 4K
The Attack (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, War
Country: Lebanon, France, Qatar, Belgium, Egypt
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, captivating, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: uncover truth, terrorism, investigation, occupation, radical, society, suicide bomber, husband wife relationship, loss of wife, israeli palestinian conflict, jewish, conflict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, palestine, middle east, palestinian authority, tel aviv israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.8
 56K
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: rough, serious, tense, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, conspiracy, cia, kidnapping, terrorist, surveillance, torture, war on terror, spy, police brutality, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, washington d.c., south africa, egypt, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.3
 7K
Lemon Tree (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: 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: sincere, uplifting, sentimental, touching, thought provoking ...
Plot: human spirit, terrorist, loneliness, injustice, neighbor, widow, occupation, fighting the system, rules and policies, reconciliation, love and romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, palestine, palestinian authority, middle east, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Road to Guantanamo (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Part drama, part documentary, The Road to Guantánamo focuses on the Tipton Three, a trio of British Muslims who were held in Guantanamo Bay for two years until they were released without charge.
Style: rough, disturbing, realistic, intense, serious ...
Plot: terrorism, torture, muslim, politics, survival, british, military, u.s. army, pow, injustice, life is a bitch, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, year 2003, year 2002, year 2004, 2000s ...
Place: cuba, iraq, palestine, england, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
 7.5
 448K
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: suspense, realistic, tense, emotional, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iraq war, military, war, soldier, sniper, marines, army, terrorism, gulf war, bomb squad, bomb, u.s. army ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2004
Place: iraq, middle east, baghdad iraq, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.3
 9K
Osama (2003)
Genre: Drama, War
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: serious, realistic, disturbing, sincere, bleak ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: survival, dishonesty, coming of age, taliban, child abuse, oppression, injustice, life is a bitch, brutality, justice, police investigation, religion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, poland, iran, afghanistan, pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.0
 88K
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: suspense, psychological, rough, disturbing, twists and turns ...
Plot: terrorism, counter terrorism, violence, interrogation, fbi, investigation, torture, nuclear bomb, nuclear threat, spy, race against time, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: political, sexy, disturbing, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: revolution, torture, bomb, protest, french algerian war, muslim, resistance, freedom, terrorism, military, war, colonialism ...
Time: year 1957, year 1954, 50s, 20th century, year 1960 ...
Place: algeria, africa, paris france, france, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: satirical, stylized, serious, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, assassination, sniper, investigation, conspiracy, president, culture clash, brutality, state affairs, political conspiracy, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2007, near future, september 11 2001 ...
Place: iraq, middle east, chicago illinois, usa, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.8
 886
Private (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Palestinian family is trapped inside a house commandeered by Israeli soldiers.
Style: serious, disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: muslim, human rights, soldier, life is a bitch, survival, military, dysfunctional family, society, family problems, rivalry, confined, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, palestinian authority, palestine, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.3
 17K
13 (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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: disturbing, psychological, harsh, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: overdose, crimes, murder, life is a bitch, depression, visceral, reward, contests and competitions, fish out of water, social decay, suicidal, character study ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, psychological, political, suspense ...
Plot: politics, crimes, investigation, corruption, character study, police detective, dance school, fighting crime, political unrest, teacher, dancing, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, spain, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, bleak, political, harsh, intense ...
Plot: terrorism, revolution, politics, bomb, anti war, journalist, prison, police brutality, brutality, idealism, protest, terrorist ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1972, year 1976 ...
Place: germany, west berlin west germany, berlin germany, rome italy, stockholm sweden ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.0
 228K
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: tense, realistic, clever, serious, political ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, terrorism, espionage, cia, intelligence agency, cia agent, terrorist, government agency, secret service, torture, bomb, secret agents ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, jordan, syria, israel, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 28K
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: emotional, realistic, serious, factual, clever ...
Plot: loss of spouse, politics, journalism, kidnapping, murder, friendship, investigation, execution, justice, faith, new love, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, september 11 2001, 2000s ...
Place: pakistan, middle east, israel, los angeles, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.9
 58K
Traitor (2008)
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: twists and turns, exciting, suspense, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, terrorism, spy, religion, islam, fbi, bomb, faith, traitor, prison, dishonesty, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1978
Place: london, africa, middle east, israel, sudan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.2
 56K
'71 (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young British soldier must find his way back to safety after his unit accidentally abandons him during a riot in the streets of Belfast.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, political, atmospheric, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, ira, survival, war, irish republican army, terrorism, military, violence, brutality, wartime, chase, riot ...
Time: 70s, year 1971, 20th century
Place: ireland, england, belfast, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Shoot on Sight (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Tariq Ali, a Muslim police officer of Scotland Yard, is asked to hunt-down suspected suicide-bombers against the backdrop of July 7 bombings in London. Tariq's task gets complicated as an innocent Muslim is killed by the commando shooters of ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: terrorism, police investigation, life is a bitch, religions or cults, culture clash, investigation, husband wife relationship, politics, death, murder, society, radical ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Lions for Lambs (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, 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, political, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: terrorist, politics, propaganda, iraq war, war on terror, war, journalism, state affairs, conservative, idealism, military, manipulation ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, washington d.c., middle east, iraq, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 11K
Savior (1998)
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: disturbing, bleak, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: atrocity, terrorism, mercenary, rape, sniper, civil war, redemption, genocide, war crime, breast feeding, soldier, war ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, bosnia, serbia, bosnia herzegovina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May, 2011.
Style: motivational, suspenseful, tense, suspense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, cia, espionage, military, manhunt, terrorist, al qaeda, 9/11, terrorist group, spy, torture, swat team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001, year 2005, year 2003 ...
Place: middle east, pakistan, iraq, baghdad iraq, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: bleak, thought provoking, suspenseful, tense, harsh ...
Plot: immigrants, blackmail, hotel, working class, muslim, friendship, illegal immigration, maid, black market, theft, character study, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, nigeria, latin america, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: touching, sincere, suspenseful, tense, emotional ...
Plot: world war two, politics, nazi germany, resistance, nazism, death sentence, justice, german, idealism, lawyer, rebellion, fighting the system ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, 20th century
Place: munich germany, germany, poland, east germany, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
J.S.A.: Joint Security Area (2000)
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: thought provoking, tense, enigmatic, tricky, suspenseful ...
Plot: military, tragedy, investigation, friendship, soldier, politics, crimes, war, vengeance, justice, suicide, undercover ...
Time: 90s
Place: north korea, south korea, korea, asia, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 7K
Kandahar (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: After an Afghanistan-born woman who lives in Canada receives a letter from her suicidal sister, she takes a perilous journey through Afghanistan to try to find her.
Style: surreal, disturbing, sincere, bleak, tense ...
Plot: islam, desert, politics, survival, refugee, brutality, culture clash, suicide, women, on the road, rescue, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: middle east, afghanistan, iran, canada, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.7
 77K
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, twists and turns, suspense, epic, erotic ...
Plot: jewish, world war two, holocaust, spy, espionage, nazism, nazi, war, atrocity, occupation, terrorist, betrayal ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, year 1956, 50s, 20th century ...
Place: netherlands, holland, israel, belgium, amsterdam ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%