Movies like Patty Hearst

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Patty Hearst (1988)
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Patty Hearst
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, serious, thought provoking, realistic, tense
Plot: bank, hostages, legal action, terrorism, kidnapping, 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 disturbing films with plots about state affairs, society, rebellion, politics, fighting the system, life is a bitch and deadly mostly in Drama, Biography and Thriller genres. Some movies like Patty Hearst: Salvador (2006), Boxed (2002), Zuzu Angel (2006), If Not Us, Who? (2011), Luther (1974). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs. Salim Ajami
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
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Time: 80s
Place: europe, spain
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Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones
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, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: clergy, human spirit, palaces castles and temples, murder, racism, psychopath, religions or cults, poison, suicide, cult, commune, injustice ...
Time: 70s, year 1980
Place: africa
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Salvador
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, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: against the rules, rebelliousness, death row, crime, political unrest, fighting the system, rebellion, anarchist, state affairs, journalism, legal investigation, missing person ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, spain, barcelona, barcelona spain
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 6.8
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Boxed
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 ⇓
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    User:   100%
 
 6.9
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Zuzu Angel
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
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If Not Us, Who?
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: unlikely couple, rebelliousness, love affair, rebellion, society, state affairs, activism, cultural revolution, anarchism, german history, sexuality, black panthers ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: europe, germany, west germany, west berlin west germany
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Luther
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, clergy, human spirit, idealism, rebelliousness, religions or cults, injustice, politics, righting the wronged, fighting the system, against the odds, hopes ...
Time: 16th century, 70s
Place: germany
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Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Rise of Jackie Presser to President of the Teamster Union.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, sincere
Plot: gangsters, blind ambition, leadership, rise and fall, political corruption, political intrigue, fighting the system, politics, ambition, crimes, state affairs, rise to the top ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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Twilight's Last Gleaming
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 146 min.
Story: A renegade USAF general, Lawrence Dell, escapes from a military prison and takes over an ICBM silo near Montana and threatens to provoke World War 3 unless the President reveals details of a secret meeting held just after the start of the Vietnam ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, fighting the system, military, politics, government agency, hostages, prison, one man army, assassination, secret agents, race against time, terrorism ...
Place: asia, montana, usa, vietnam
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    User:   76%
 
Good Morning, Night
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, tense, realistic, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: terrorism, kidnapping, political unrest, politics, confined, crimes, state affairs, head of state, murder, hostages, leadership, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: europe, italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   71%
    User:   68%
 
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Fidel & Che
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Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Fidel Castro rises to power in Cuba.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, tense
Plot: rise and fall, rise to the top, idealism, rebelliousness, chaos and mayhem, political corruption, revolution, political unrest, racism, fighting the system, politics, ambition ...
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The Enemy Within
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: fighting the system, politics, government agency, special agents, army investigation, betrayal, conspiracy, manhunt, terrorism, uncover truth, political conspiracy, political corruption ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Judgement in Berlin
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
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Time: 70s
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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: serious, disturbing, realistic, emotional, rough ...
Plot: clinic, terrorism, kidnapping, missing person, price of justice, politics, crimes, life is a bitch, journalism, on the run, survival, genocide ...
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Burn!
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Country: Italy, France
Duration: 132 min.
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Place: england, europe, caribbean, portugal
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Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
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I Want to Live
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Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, thought provoking ...
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Nothing Personal
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 86 min.
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Place: england, ireland, europe, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   60%
 
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October
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
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Time: 70s, year 1970
Place: canada, quebec
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Chasing Freedom
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: New York attorney Libby (Juliette Lewis) is a go-getter who won't let anyone stand in the way of her success. But when she accepts a pro bono case involving young Afghan dissident Meena (Layla Alizada), Libby finds her corporate dreams replaced ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, mental institution, hotshot lawyer, immigrants, legal action, terrorism, idealism, corporate crimes, courtroom drama, political corruption, injustice, fighting the system ...
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Hennessy
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Set in the Seventies, Hennessy is a Irishman who believes in peace, but who has had connections to the IRA. Hennessy's family is killed, and he plots revenge, setting out to assassinate Queen Elizabeth of England.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, ireland, london
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Walesa: Man of Hope
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Duration: 127 min.
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Style: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy, uplifting ...
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: poland, warsaw poland
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The Burning Season: The Chico Mendes Story
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, realistic, thought provoking, disturbing ...
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Citizen Verdict
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, cynical, bleak ...
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Time: contemporary
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A Matter of Sex
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: sincere, serious, realistic, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: fighting the system, bank, feminism, discrimination, working class, workplace situations, gender, strike, rebellion, workplace, power relations, leadership ...
Time: 70s, year 1976, year 1979, year 1977, year 1978
Place: minnesota, midwest
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Jump!
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: serious, bleak, realistic, thought provoking, disturbing
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Time: 1920s
Place: austria, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Revolutionary
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, realistic, suspenseful, thought provoking
Plot: rebelliousness, college, prison, political unrest, factory, price of justice, store, injustice, fighting the system, university, politics, courtroom ...
Time: 60s
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System:   49%
    User:   56%
 
Voyage of Terror: The Achille Lauro Affair
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: ship, hostages, ocean or sea, one man army, terrorism, hijacking, kidnapping, missing person, confined, crimes, danger, heroes ...
Time: 80s
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    User:   40%
 
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Confess
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, realistic, rough, surprise ending ...
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Place: new york, usa
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System:   46%
    User:   50%
 
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Judgment
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Helen Hannah, the Christian leader of "Apocalypse" "Revelation" and "Tribulation" is being put on trial in the One Nation Earth Court of Justice. Mitch Kendrick is a lawyer assigned to defend her, and Victoria Thorne, ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, talky, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: courtroom, dedicated lawyer, tragic hero, crime, legal action, legal investigation, apocalypse, corporate crimes, bible, courtroom drama, religions or cults, injustice ...
Time: future
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    User:   40%
 
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