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Patty Hearst (1988)
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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. This created a US scandal and Patty Hearst has become a pop culture fixture. Written by Josh Pasnak
Style: suspenseful, tense, thought provoking, serious, realistic
Plot: terrorism, kidnapping, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, crimes, revolution, danger, political corruption, rescue, politics, missing person, fighting the system, journalism, against the odds, rebellion, political conspiracy, dishonesty, rebelliousness, woman in danger, unlikely criminals, female protagonist, heist, hostages, hostage, confined, legal action ...
Time: 70s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and disturbing films with plots about politics, state affairs, rebellion, society, fighting the system, dishonesty and crimes mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Patty Hearst: Cleveland Abduction (2015), Judgement in Berlin (1988), Salvador (2006), The Enemy Within (1994), Fidel & Che (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Cleveland Abduction (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A single mother becomes Ariel Castro's first kidnapping victim, and finds herself trapped in his home with two other women for 11 years.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: kidnapping, captivity, woman in danger, violence, sexual abuse, rape, true crime, confined, isolation, life is a bitch, crimes, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013, 2000s, 2010s ...
Place: ohio, usa
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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, berlin germany, east berlin, east berlin east germany ...
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Salvador (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Spain, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The story of Salvador Puig Antich, one of the last political prisoners to be executed under Franco's Fascist State in 1974.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, rough, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: anarchist, missing person, legal investigation, against humanity, rebellion, politics, legal, political unrest, rebelliousness, revolution, dictatorship, robbery ...
Time: 70s
Place: barcelona, spain, europe, barcelona spain
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60%
Underground: The Julian Assange Story (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Julian Assange is one of the most significant figures of the twenty first century. But before he was famous, before WikiLeaks, before the internet even existed, he was a teenage computer hacker in Melbourne. This is his story. In 1989, known as ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, captivating, serious, political
Plot: hacker, programmer, computers and web, fighting the system, computer system, troublemaker, crimes, teenage life, rebelliousness, disorder, computer virus, computer genius ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Enemy Within (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Colonel Casey discovers what appears to be plans by General Lloyd to use fake military excercises to assist Jack Giddings in his plans to remove President Foster from office. Colonel Casey, and President Foster must find evidence that there is a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, political thriller
Plot: conspiracy, manhunt, undercover, government agency, race against time, betrayal, state affairs, political corruption, fighting the system, military, dishonesty, special agents ...
Time: 90s
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Fidel & Che (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Fidel Castro rises to power in Cuba.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, sincere
Plot: revolution, fidel castro, rebellion, rebelliousness, idealism, rise and fall, fighting the system, politics, ambition, political corruption, political unrest, racism ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: cuba, latin america
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51%
If Not Us, Who? (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In the early 60s, Bernward Vesper and fellow university student Gudrun Ensslin begin a passionate love in the stifling atmosphere of provincial West Germany. Dedicated to the power of the written word, Bernward and Gudrun found a publishing house ...
Style: captivating, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: open relationship, cultural revolution, terrorism, sexuality, activism, fighting the system, love affair, rebellion, unlikely couple, danger, society, politics ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 70s
Place: west berlin west germany, germany, europe, west germany
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51%
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: serious, disturbing, tense, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, murder, hostage, crimes, captivity, rebelliousness, political unrest, head of state, hostages, danger, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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October (1994)
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 ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, kidnapping, murder, society, deadly, crimes, good versus evil, confined, working class, danger, state affairs, politics ...
Time: 70s, year 1970
Place: canada, quebec
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45%
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Afterburn (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on a true story, one woman takes on the U.S. military and General Dynamics; maker of the F-16, thought to be the very best tactical fighter in the world. Air Force Captain Theodore T. Harduvel was one of the best F-16 pilots the U.S. had to ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: state affairs, law enforcement, heroes, dishonesty, hopes, politics, righting the wronged, military, rivalry, investigation, fighting the system, danger ...
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Zuzu Angel (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Brazil
Duration: 108 min.
Story: "Zuzu Angel" covers the last years of the famous Brazilian fashion designer in her doomed quest for justice in the case of her activist son Stuart's arrest, torture, murder and subsequent corpse disposal by the military forces in ...
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, psychological, thought provoking ...
Plot: missing person, uncover truth, fighting the system, crimes, life is a bitch, society, rebellion, legal, politics, injustice, parents and children, price of justice ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: latin america, brazil, rio de janeiro
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Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Rise of Jackie Presser to President of the Teamster Union.
Style: rough, suspenseful, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: labor union, fighting the system, life is a bitch, crimes, state affairs, ambition, unfulfillment, rise and fall, society, profanity, tough heroes, heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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Confess (2005)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 89 min.
Story: political thriller that charts the exploits of disillusioned ex-hacker Terell Lessor. A return to New York, coupled with a humiliating attempt at getting a new job, serves as the catalyst for him to take action against those who slighted him in the ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, political thriller, suspense ...
Plot: terrorism, secret agents, prodigy, undercover, dishonesty, rivalry, campaign, political conspiracy, political corruption, political intrigue, rebellion, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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Marie (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A single mother takes a job with the government where she is confronted with corruption.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, talky, thought provoking
Plot: political corruption, fighting the system, politics, corruption, idealism, woman in danger, office, workplace intrigue, price of justice, uncover truth, power relations, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: tennessee, nashville tennessee
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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, heroes, life is a bitch, rebellion, law enforcement, betrayal, politics, tragic hero, society, danger, ira, uncover truth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, belfast, northern ireland
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Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 192 min.
Story: The story of the Peoples Temple cult led by Jim Jones and the events leading up to one of the largest mass suicides in history.
Style: realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, tense
Plot: commune, poison, cult, rebellion, leadership, fighting the system, religions or cults, psychopath, against humanity, drug abuse, sect, messiah ...
Time: 70s, year 1980
Place: africa, san francisco
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The Galíndez File (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, UK, Italy, Portugal, Cuba, France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: On March 12, 1956, Basque Nationalist Jesús de Galíndez Suarez disappears from his apartment in New York, never heard from again. He had been working with the FBI and was about to publish a book critical of Dominican strongman, Trujillo. In 1988, ...
Style: suspenseful, thought provoking, tense, captivating, mind bending ...
Plot: uncover truth, mystery, amateur detective, missing person, life is a bitch, crimes, politics, dishonesty, price of justice, political corruption, political conspiracy, state affairs ...
Time: year 1988
Place: new york, spain
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39%
Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs. Salim Ajami (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: There is no question that the Arab terrorist portrayed by Robert Davi is guilty of killing five US citizens in Barcelona. Even his lawyers have zero respect for the rabidly sociopathic Davi. But Jewish defence attorney Ron Leibman is obsessed with ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: legal, terrorism, lawyer, terrorist, trial, professor, legal investigation, rebellion, deadly, state affairs, law enforcement, fighting the system ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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
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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
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Citizen Verdict (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, bleak, thought provoking ...
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The Deal (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It is approaching an election in the UK when the leader of the Labour party, John Smith, suffers another in a line of heart attacks and dies. With the leadership campaign about to start the clear choice appears to be Gordon Brown, a stanch Scotsman. ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, talky, sincere ...
Plot: politics, rise to the top, leadership, ambition, society, friendship, campaign, political intrigue, dishonesty, betrayal, state affairs, political corruption ...
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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, disturbing, realistic, suspense, biting ...
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, terrorism, social decay, state affairs, rebellion, danger, fighting the system, crimes, society, swat, social differences, rebelliousness ...
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Luther (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A man's view cause a rift between peasants and the church.
Style: contemplative, talky, realistic, serious
Plot: politics, church, rebellion, hopes, clergy, life is a bitch, leadership, dishonesty, fighting the system, society, state affairs, righting the wronged ...
Time: 16th century, 70s, 1500s
Place: germany
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Power (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Pete St. John is a powerful and successful political consultant, with clients spread around the country. When his long-time friend and client Ohio senator Sam Hastings decides to quit politics, he is rapidly drafted to help with the campaign of the ...
Style: realistic, serious, clever, cynical, talky
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Time: 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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Able Danger (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Tom Flynn, the idealist owner of a left-leaning radical café/bookstore and the quixotic publisher of a hard hitting 911 conspiracy expose, finds himself entangled with a mysterious Eastern European beauty, Kasia, who is on the run from strong hand ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, serious, realistic, political thriller
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Time: contemporary
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The Rider Named Death (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In pre-Soviet Russia, Boris Savinkov leads a terrorist faction of Socialist-Revolutionary Party members responsible for the deaths of governors and ministers.
Style: serious, thought provoking, captivating, contemplative, clever ...
Plot: assassination, assassination attempt, terrorism, politics, state affairs, revolution, political unrest, political corruption, rebelliousness, tragic hero, rebellion, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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Walesa: Man of Hope (2013)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: How was it possible that a single man influenced contemporary world so significantly? This film is an attempt to capture the phenomenon of a common man’s metamorphosis into a charismatic leader — an attempt to see how a Gdansk shipyard ...
Style: realistic, captivating, humorous, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: revolution, fighting the system, rebellion, ambition, politics, leadership, rivalry, disorder, rebelliousness, against the odds, idealism, righting the wronged ...
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The Last Sentence (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Renowned journalist Torgny Segerstedt declares war against Hitler as he criticizes Swedish politicians who tried to look away from the tyranny of the Nazis with the good excuse of “neutralism”. His only weapon is his pen and his life is full of ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, serious, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: world war two, journalism, human spirit, political unrest, life is a bitch, fighting the system, fascism, rebelliousness, state affairs, media, hopes, righting the wronged ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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Have No Fear: The Life of Pope John Paul II (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Lithuania, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The eventful life of a humble Polish priest who once decried the pomp of the Catholic Church "a circus" and labeled the Pope a "prisoner of the Vatican" before ascending to the papal throne is explored as actor Thomas Kretschmann ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
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