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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, crimes, rescue, revolution, political corruption, politics, missing person, rebellion, journalism, fighting the system, political conspiracy, rebelliousness, woman in danger, against the odds, dishonesty, unlikely criminals, bank, female protagonist, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, heist, legal action, hostage, fugitives, legal ...
Time: 70s, year 1976, year 1974
Place: los angeles, san francisco

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Most similar movies to Patty Hearst

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and disturbing films with plots about politics, state affairs, society, crimes, fighting the system, rebellion and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Biography and Thriller genres. Some movies like Patty Hearst: Judgement in Berlin (1988), Salvador (2006), Cleveland Abduction (2015), The Enemy Within (1994), If Not Us, Who? (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, sincere, touching
Plot: terrorism, politics, hijacking, legal action, legal, courtroom drama, crimes, save the day, confined, fighting the system, culture clash, justice ...
Time: 70s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, east germany, west berlin west 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: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: dictatorship, anarchist, rebellion, legal investigation, against humanity, politics, legal, missing person, state affairs, journalism, fighting the system, rebelliousness ...
Time: 70s
Place: barcelona, spain, europe
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77%
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, serious, captivating, political
Plot: hacker, programmer, computers and web, fighting the system, computer system, computer hacker, troublemaker, crimes, computer virus, computer genius, disorder, prank ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: australia
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100%
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, disturbing ...
Plot: kidnapping, captivity, violence, sexual abuse, woman in danger, life is a bitch, rape, isolation, confined, true crime, crimes, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002, year 2013, 2010s ...
Place: ohio, usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, political thriller
Plot: conspiracy, political conspiracy, terrorism, political corruption, betrayal, state affairs, race against time, government agency, manhunt, undercover, revolution, political intrigue ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, terrorism, sexuality, activism, fighting the system, love affair, rebellion, rebelliousness, society, unlikely couple, politics, cultural revolution ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: west berlin west germany, europe, germany, west germany
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62%
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Fidel & Che (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 206 min.
Story: Fidel Castro rises to power in Cuba.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, sincere
Plot: fidel castro, revolution, rebellion, fighting the system, politics, ambition, rise and fall, idealism, rebelliousness, political corruption, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: cuba, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: disturbing, serious, tense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, hostage, politics, murder, crimes, political unrest, captivity, rebelliousness, head of state, state affairs, society, revolution ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: terrorism, kidnapping, murder, working class, rebellion, confined, state affairs, crimes, politics, good versus evil, society, revolution ...
Time: 70s, year 1970
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, realistic ...
Plot: missing person, uncover truth, fighting the system, price of justice, political intrigue, political unrest, parents and children, life is a bitch, legal, society, politics, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: latin america, brazil, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs. Salim Ajami (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 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: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: terrorism, legal, terrorist, professor, lawyer, court, injustice, power relations, state affairs, protagonist as suspect, politics, rebellion ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: talky, thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: political corruption, fighting the system, politics, corruption, graphic violence, power relations, rebellion, dishonesty, blind ambition, rivalry, legal, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: tennessee, nashville tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: serious, realistic, sincere, suspenseful, rough
Plot: labor union, tough heroes, workplace situations, political intrigue, political corruption, ambition, rise and fall, society, life is a bitch, state affairs, rise to the top, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, undercover, secret agents, prodigy, campaign, politics, rebellion, fighting the system, society, rivalry, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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 ...
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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: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Citizen Verdict (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
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Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
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Time: contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, tense, captivating, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: uncover truth, mystery, amateur detective, missing person, life is a bitch, politics, crimes, dishonesty, political conspiracy, price of justice, political corruption, conspiracy ...
Time: year 1988
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Down Came a Blackbird (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: kidnapping, clinic, distopia, media, state affairs, life is a bitch, politics, confined, journalism, survival, on the run, against humanity ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, thought provoking, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: fighting the system, rebellion, idealism, moral dilemma, uncover truth, social decay, society, terrorism, legal, clergy, politics, tragic hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: disturbing, realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Plot: commune, poison, mass suicide, cult, religions or cults, psychopath, rebellion, fighting the system, leadership, against humanity, drug abuse, sect ...
Time: 70s, year 1965, year 1978, 1940s, year 1980
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Land of the Blind (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A soldier recounts his relationship with a famous political prisoner attempting to overthrow their country's authoritarian government.
Style: serious, bleak, psychological, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, revolution, rebelliousness, against the odds, prisoner, state affairs, haunted by the past, crimes, fighting the system, injustice, political corruption ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ 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: serious, realistic, thought provoking, bleak, rough ...
Plot: murder, death sentence, death row, prison, courtroom drama, price of justice, confined, journalism, legal, going straight, crimes, true crime ...
Time: year 1976
Place: utah, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, realistic, disturbing, suspense, biting ...
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, state affairs, fighting the system, terrorism, rebellion, social decay, society, crimes, social differences, rebelliousness, swat team, politics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, thought provoking, talky ...
Plot: politics, ambition, leadership, rise to the top, friendship, betrayal, political intrigue, state affairs, dishonesty, political corruption, campaign, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 80s
Place: england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.5
 765
Baader (2002)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Andreas Baader starts out as a small-time criminal. In Berlin, he is recruited by a revolutionary cell. They plan to overthrow the state.
Style: realistic, rough, disturbing, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, rebellion, gang, social decay, state affairs, confined, fighting the system, crimes, tough heroes, chaos, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: germany, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Whitewash: The Clarence Brandley Story (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Clarence Brandley, a black man wrongly accused in 1980 of the murder of a 16-year-old white high school girl named Cheryl Ferguson. Brandley worked at Conroe High School, where Ferguson was visiting as a member of the ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, suspenseful, emotional, tense ...
Plot: prison, fighting the system, confined, uncover truth, courtroom drama, false accusation, society, law enforcement, legal, dishonesty, legal action, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.9
 682
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: psychological, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: confined, heist, woman in danger, single parent, crimes, unlikely criminals, isolation, crime gone awry, bank, parents and children, child in peril, hostage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.5
 444
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, serious, talky, contemplative
Plot: politics, church, reformation, human spirit, idealism, destiny, against the odds, rebelliousness, fighting the system, dishonesty, leadership, hopes ...
Time: 16th century, 70s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, cynical, clever, talky
Plot: political corruption, politics, manipulation, political intrigue, campaign, state affairs, fighting the system, society, legal, ambition, media, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%