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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: kidnapping, terrorism, 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, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, heist, hostages, confined, legal action, fugitives ...
Time: 70s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about politics, state affairs, society, fighting the system, rebellion, dishonesty and crimes mostly in Drama, Biography and Thriller genres. Some movies like Patty Hearst: Cleveland Abduction (2015), Salvador (2006), The Enemy Within (1994), October (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, bleak, serious, emotional ...
Plot: kidnapping, captivity, sexual abuse, confined, woman in danger, crimes, life is a bitch, survival, violence, true crime, danger, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio, usa
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100%
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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: rough, suspenseful, disturbing, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: anarchist, legal, against humanity, legal investigation, rebellion, missing person, politics, journalism, rebelliousness, dictatorship, crime, state affairs ...
Time: 70s
Place: spain, europe, barcelona, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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, tense, realistic
Plot: conspiracy, state affairs, race against time, government agency, political corruption, manhunt, undercover, betrayal, military, politics, revolution, terrorism ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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: realistic, sincere, suspenseful, rough, serious
Plot: labor union, gangsters, crimes, rise to the top, unfulfillment, heroes, blind ambition, workplace situations, state affairs, life is a bitch, ambition, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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: suspenseful, rough, serious, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: murder, kidnapping, terrorism, good versus evil, working class, confined, state affairs, crimes, politics, danger, deadly, society ...
Time: 70s, year 1970
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, tense, sincere, serious
Plot: revolution, rebelliousness, rebellion, ambition, politics, idealism, fighting the system, political corruption, political unrest, dishonesty, racism, society ...
Time: 20th century
Place: cuba, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: disturbing, psychological, serious, emotional, rough ...
Plot: kidnapping, clinic, crimes, against humanity, confined, deadly, haunted by the past, politics, price of justice, life is a bitch, state affairs, survival ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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: realistic, talky, serious
Plot: church, politics, righting the wronged, religions or cults, destiny, state affairs, life is a bitch, hopes, rebelliousness, society, clergy, idealism ...
Time: 16th century, 70s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: politics, murder, terrorism, crimes, political unrest, rebelliousness, captivity, hostages, state affairs, revolution, society, head of state ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 852
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: captivating, suspenseful, thought provoking, serious, psychological ...
Plot: state affairs, uncover truth, life is a bitch, price of justice, legal, political intrigue, dishonesty, political conspiracy, political corruption, fighting the system, political unrest, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: brazil, latin america, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, serious, realistic
Plot: terrorism, lawyer, professor, terrorist, trial, dedicated lawyer, confined, crimes, life is a bitch, state affairs, protagonist as suspect, hotshot lawyer ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, serious, suspenseful, tense
Plot: cult, commune, poison, psychopath, rebellion, fighting the system, leadership, religions or cults, drug abuse, against humanity, sect, messiah ...
Time: 70s, year 1980
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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: serious, realistic, cynical, clever, talky
Plot: political corruption, politics, society, manipulations, state affairs, campaign, fighting the system, political intrigue, dishonesty, media, journalism, legal ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: politics, hijacking, terrorism, courtroom drama, legal action, legal, danger, culture clash, crimes, confined, save the day, fighting the system ...
Time: 70s
Place: germany, europe, east germany, east berlin east germany, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.2
 561
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: suspenseful, captivating, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom drama, state affairs, corporate crimes, hopes, obsessive quest, legal action, uncover truth, dealing with death, righting the wronged, legal, false accusation, rebellion ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: realistic, serious, tense, captivating
Plot: open relationship, activism, anarchism, german history, cultural revolution, sexuality, black panthers, terrorism, state affairs, love and romance, unlikely couple, love affair ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, germany, west germany, west berlin west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.8
 495
Drop Squad (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Controversial film about an underground organization that kidnaps and 'deprograms' African Americans who sell out or deny their cultural heritage. Spike Lee is the Executive Producer.
Style: biting, realistic, serious, psychological
Plot: social activism, advertising, politics, missing person, kidnapping, racism, campaign, religions or cults, rebellion, introspection, moral dilemma, society ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.1
 334
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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, surprise ending ...
Plot: terrorism, undercover, deadly, political corruption, political conspiracy, dishonesty, political intrigue, prodigy, campaign, secret agents, computers and web, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 6.8
 46
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: suspenseful, thought provoking, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: state affairs, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, uncover truth, confined, politics, religions or cults, heroes, hostages, crimes, curses spells and rituals, legal action ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Nothing Personal (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A raw depiction of the Belfast 'troubles' as savage tribal warfare. Set shortly after the 1975 cease fire, the film focuses on the tribulations of Kenny, Protestant leader of a group of Shankill Road Loyalists, and his one-time friend ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, bleak, tense
Plot: chaos and mayhem, life is a bitch, heroes, state affairs, uncover truth, crimes, dedicated lawyer, military, social decay, political intrigue, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s
Place: ireland, europe, england, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Burning Season: The Chico Mendes Story (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a Brazilian rubber tapper who leads his people in protest against government and developers, who want to cut down their part of the rainforest for a new road and ranch land. The rich and the powerful will stop at nothing, ...
Style: realistic, sincere, thought provoking, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: political corruption, price of justice, life is a bitch, corporate crimes, heroes, rich and poor, rebellion, society, farm, state affairs, workplace, leadership ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Seven Days in May (1964)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A U.S. Army general alerts the president of a planned military coup against him.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, suspense, intense ...
Plot: cold war, u.s. air force, politics, secret service, conspiracy, revolution, white house, betrayal, terrorism, military, espionage, secret agents ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, future
Place: pentagon, russia, texas, latin america, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: thought provoking, suspenseful, captivating, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: price of justice, uncover truth, state affairs, dishonesty, political corruption, political conspiracy, amateur detective, mystery, crimes, life is a bitch, politics, missing person ...
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 555
The Informant (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 149 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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense
Plot: terrorism, society, dishonesty, law enforcement, fighting the system, political unrest, tragic hero, life is a bitch, heroes, uncover truth, state affairs, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.0
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Citizen Cohn (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: As lawyer and power broker Roy Cohn lies dying of AIDS in a private hospital room, ghosts from his past visit him as he reflects on his life and loves.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: politics, hospital, aids, hotshot lawyer, introspection, gender, injustice, rise and fall, americana, society, rebellion, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1968, year 1954, 1950s ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Executioner's Song (1982)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In this fact-based film, Gary Gilmore, an Indiana man who just finished serving a lengthy stay in prison, tries to start anew by moving to Utah. Before long, Gary begins an ill-advised romance with the troubled Nicole Baker, a teenage single mother. ...
Style: rough, serious, bleak, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: murder, death row, capital punishment, prison, price of justice, courtroom drama, confined, going straight, death sentence, legal, journalism, crime ...
Time: year 1976
Place: utah, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.8
 147
I Want to Live (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The movie tells the story of a woman who struggles and fights to escape the gas chamber being condemned with capital punishment because of her participation in a hold up in which a person was killed.
Style: bleak, rough, serious, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: prison, fugitives, society, injustice, drug abuse, addiction, heist, false accusation, legal, crimes, crime, murder ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.6
 20K
Hoffa (1992)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Jack Nicholson's portrait of union leader James R. Hoffa, as seen through the eyes of his friend, Bobby Ciaro (Danny DeVito). The film follows Hoffa through his countless battles with the RTA and President Roosevelt all the way to a conclusion ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: labor union, politics, gangsters, crimes, rise and fall, social activist, political intrigue, political corruption, working class, state affairs, ambition, americana ...
Time: 70s, 1960s, 50s, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: detroit, new york, usa, michigan, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.0
 269
Winstanley (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gerrard Winstanley is the leader of a 17th Century religious group that believes the land should be owned communaly. He comes into conflict with both the state and the church.
Style: captivating, bleak, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: political unrest, buddies, society, rebelliousness, rebellion, injustice, religions or cults, battles, politics, against the odds, social decay, dishonesty ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
All the President's Men (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In the run-up to the 1972 elections, Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward covers what seems to be a minor break-in at the Democratic Party National headquarters. He is surprised to find top lawyers already on the defense case, and the discovery of ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, factual, tense ...
Plot: politics, journalism, investigation, newspaper, political corruption, president, political intrigue, cover up, white house, political conspiracy, wiretap, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: usa, washington d.c., mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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