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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: serious, suspenseful, thought provoking, realistic, tense
Plot: terrorism, kidnapping, hostages, bank, legal action, rebelliousness, missing person, political conspiracy, political corruption, woman in danger, fighting the system, politics, confined, crimes, danger, dishonesty, rebellion, state affairs, fugitives, unlikely criminals, journalism, leadership, rescue, heist, revolution ...
Time: 70s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about society, state affairs, politics, fighting the system, rebellion, crimes and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Biography and Thriller genres. Some movies like Patty Hearst: Down Came a Blackbird (1995), October (1994), Luther (1974), Fidel & Che (2002), Boxed (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, serious, emotional, realistic, rough ...
Plot: clinic, kidnapping, terrorism, missing person, price of justice, politics, crimes, life is a bitch, journalism, on the run, survival, genocide ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.4
 710
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, kidnapping, murder, crimes, deadly, state affairs, working class, revolution, good versus evil, politics, confined, danger ...
Time: 70s, year 1970
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, sincere
Plot: labor union, gangsters, blind ambition, leadership, rise and fall, political corruption, political intrigue, fighting the system, politics, ambition, crimes, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: terrorist, lawyer, professor, trial, terrorism, dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, protagonist as suspect, prison, legal action, legal investigation, courtroom drama ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 273
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: serious, talky, realistic
Plot: church, politics, clergy, human spirit, idealism, rebelliousness, religions or cults, injustice, righting the wronged, fighting the system, against the odds, hopes ...
Time: 16th century, 70s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.5
 1K
Fidel & Che (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Fidel Castro rises to power in Cuba.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, tense
Plot: revolution, rise and fall, rise to the top, idealism, rebelliousness, chaos and mayhem, political corruption, political unrest, racism, fighting the system, politics, ambition ...
Time: 20th century
Place: cuba, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.8
 45
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, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: clergy, church, dedicated lawyer, hostages, tragic hero, legal action, terrorism, uncover truth, innocence lost, moral dilemma, price of justice, social decay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.2
 553
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: disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Plot: courtroom drama, dealing with death, investigation, aviation, legal action, obsessive quest, righting the wronged, against the odds, dishonesty, legal, society, state affairs ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.9
 830
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, serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: uncover truth, parents and children, missing person, injustice, fighting the system, dishonesty, society, family relations, life is a bitch, political conspiracy, political corruption, political intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: brazil, latin america, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: serious, disturbing, tense, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: commune, poison, suicide, cult, murder, racism, clergy, human spirit, palaces castles and temples, psychopath, religions or cults, injustice ...
Time: 70s, year 1980
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: serious, rough, thought provoking, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: political corruption, rich and poor, in the woods, corporate crimes, farm, fighting the system, rebellion, society, leadership, human spirit, murder, price of justice ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 80s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Voyage of Terror: The Achille Lauro Affair (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, USA, West Germany, UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Genua, 3rd October 1985. Together with over 500 other passengers Margot and Pierre Bergeron, a married couple from France, the Serafinis, an Italian family, Anne Higgins, an Englishwoman, Gitta and Helmut Holzer from Germany and an American couple ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hijacking, hostages, ship, one man army, ocean or sea, kidnapping, missing person, confined, crimes, danger, heroes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: open relationship, black panthers, sexuality, anarchism, german history, activism, cultural revolution, unlikely couple, rebelliousness, love affair, rebellion, society ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: europe, germany, west berlin west germany, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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
Plot: conspiracy, fighting the system, politics, government agency, special agents, army investigation, betrayal, manhunt, terrorism, uncover truth, political conspiracy, political corruption ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: anarchist, rebelliousness, underground, sibling relationship, parent child relationship, political activism, bullet wound, death penalty, anarchy, prison, demonstration, death row ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, spain, barcelona spain, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.1
 536
Held Hostage (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Michelle a single mother is kidnapped by three masked men and held hostage until she is forced to rob a bank which is the only option she has to saving her only child's life while they are both wired to explode.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, tense ...
Plot: crime, hostages, bank, murderous pair, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, heist, confined, crimes, danger, deadly, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.8
 142
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: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, thought provoking ...
Plot: prison, crime, death row, false accusation, murder, prison life, confined, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch, fugitives, addiction ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.3
 331
Confess (2005)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
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: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, surprise ending ...
Plot: terrorism, secret agents, espionage, fighting the system, vengeance, political conspiracy, political corruption, political intrigue, campaign, dishonesty, rivalry, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Movie in collections
 4.7
 490
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: serious, biting, realistic, psychological
Plot: african american, advertising, social activism, fighting the system, prison, interracial relations, political satire, discrimination, racism, social decay, society, politics ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: bleak, serious, tense, realistic, rough
Plot: dedicated lawyer, tragic hero, terrorism, uncover truth, chaos and mayhem, courtroom drama, false accusation, political intrigue, political unrest, social decay, injustice, fighting the system ...
Time: 70s
Place: ireland, england, europe, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.5
 548
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: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: terrorism, tragic hero, uncover truth, political unrest, fighting the system, police investigation, politics, state affairs, betrayal, introspection, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: tense, serious, bleak, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: terrorism, kidnapping, politics, murder, political unrest, confined, crimes, state affairs, head of state, hostages, leadership, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: serious, realistic
Plot: politics, airplane, idealism, hijacking, fighting the system, dedicated lawyer, fugitives, hostages, one man army, legal action, save the day, terrorism ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, germany, west berlin west germany, east berlin east germany, east germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Movie in collections
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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: cynical, talky, serious, clever, realistic
Plot: political corruption, politics, head of state, journalism, legal action, manipulations, rise to the top, uncover truth, idealism, media satire, political intrigue, campaign ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.2
 1K
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: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: politics, aids, hotshot lawyer, hospital, gays and lesbians, rise and fall, introspection, terminal illness, society, unfulfillment, gender, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1960s, 1950s, year 1968 ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Revolutionary (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: "A", a member of a student protest organization, becomes disenchanted by his group's inability to effect real change. Emboldened to pursue more radical methods by the older, experienced leftist organizer Despard, "A" ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: strike, rebelliousness, college, political unrest, prison, terrorism, socialism, labor union, student protest, factory, price of justice, injustice ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Tracy Thurman was married to a man who abused her. But he continues to harass her after she gets a restraining order, and the police do little to help. When he brutally beats her and slashes her throat in front of police, she sues the city and the ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: domestic disturbance, legal action, couple relations, sexual abuse, woman in danger, family problems, life is a bitch, courtroom drama, injustice, fighting the system, crimes, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.0
 1K
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: talky, clever, serious, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: politics, head of state, political corruption, political intrigue, royal family, campaign, state affairs, betrayal, contests and competitions, leadership, rise to the top, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Special Bulletin (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A TV reporter and cameraman are taken hostage on a tugboat while covering a workers strike. The demands of the hostage-takers are to collect all the nuclear detonators in the Charleston, SC area so they may be detonated at sea. They threaten to ...
Style: serious, bleak, suspenseful, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: terrorism, journalism, nuclear, anti war, race against time, save the day, hijacking, media satire, chases and races, danger, media, fighting the system ...
Time: 80s
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Act of Vengeance (1986)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1969, an administrator runs against the corrupt president of the United Coal Miners Union, and becomes the target of a murder plot.
Style: serious, thought provoking, disturbing, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: murder, campaign, labor union, crime, politics, rebellion, society, state affairs, life is a bitch, vengeance, workplace situations, fighting the system ...
Time: 80s
Place: west virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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