Movies like Patty Hearst

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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, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, crimes, revolution, danger, political corruption, rescue, politics, missing person, fighting the system, journalism, against the odds, rebellion, political conspiracy, dishonesty, rebelliousness, unlikely criminals, woman in danger, female protagonist, heist, hostages, confined, legal action, fugitives ...
Time: 70s

Most similar movies to Patty Hearst

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about politics, state affairs, rebellion, fighting the system, society, crimes and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Biography and Thriller genres. Some movies like Patty Hearst: Cleveland Abduction (2015), Salvador (2006), The Enemy Within (1994), If Not Us, Who? (2011), Afterburn (1992). 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, disturbing ...
Plot: kidnapping, captivity, sexual abuse, woman in danger, confined, violence, life is a bitch, crimes, survival, true crime, danger, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio, usa
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100%
 7.3
 3K
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 investigation, against humanity, legal, politics, missing person, rebellion, journalism, state affairs, crime, political unrest, robbery ...
Time: 70s
Place: spain, europe, barcelona, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: hacker, computers and web, programmer, computer system, crimes, fighting the system, troublemaker, teenage life, unlikely criminals, prank, computer genius, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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
Plot: conspiracy, state affairs, political corruption, government agency, undercover, manhunt, race against time, betrayal, terrorism, military, revolution, politics ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, sexuality, activism, fighting the system, love affair, rebellion, rebelliousness, society, politics, danger, unlikely couple ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: germany, europe, west berlin west germany, west 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: disturbing, captivating, suspenseful, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: dishonesty, law enforcement, state affairs, heroes, hopes, politics, false accusation, legal, military, rivalry, righting the wronged, fighting the system ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, rough, serious, suspenseful, sincere
Plot: labor union, rise and fall, life is a bitch, blind ambition, state affairs, heroes, crimes, rise to the top, unfulfillment, gangsters, rebellion, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ 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: captivating, suspenseful, tense, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: uncover truth, amateur detective, missing person, mystery, life is a bitch, crimes, price of justice, politics, political corruption, dishonesty, political conspiracy, unstoppable ...
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: bleak, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
Plot: terrorism, murder, kidnapping, good versus evil, rebellion, society, politics, deadly, working class, danger, confined, revolution ...
Time: 70s, year 1970
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
 1K
Fidel & Che (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Fidel Castro rises to power in Cuba.
Style: sincere, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: revolution, political unrest, rise and fall, rebelliousness, society, rebellion, media, chaos, ambition, politics, racism, rise to the top ...
Time: 20th century
Place: cuba, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: realistic, disturbing, psychological, serious, rough ...
Plot: kidnapping, clinic, haunted by the past, state affairs, price of justice, confined, against humanity, life is a bitch, deadly, politics, missing person, on the run ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.7
 277
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
Plot: politics, church, leadership, destiny, rebellion, rebelliousness, injustice, society, clergy, idealism, fighting the system, against the odds ...
Time: 16th century, 70s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, tense, disturbing, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: politics, murder, terrorism, rebelliousness, captivity, political unrest, crimes, radical, society, danger, revolution, hostages ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.9
 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: disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: life is a bitch, price of justice, political unrest, uncover truth, state affairs, crimes, family relations, corrupt law enforcer, legal, political corruption, political intrigue, fighting the system ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: brazil, latin america, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, professor, lawyer, trial, dedicated lawyer, protagonist as suspect, legal action, state affairs, confined, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: cult, commune, poison, psychopath, religions or cults, rebellion, fighting the system, leadership, against humanity, drug abuse, sect, messiah ...
Time: 70s, year 1980
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, society, state affairs, manipulations, campaign, fighting the system, political intrigue, media, journalism, dishonesty, ambition ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Manuscripts Don't Burn (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Khosrow and Morteza set out on a mission to kill someone. The assassination ought to be arranged as a suicide. At the last minute however, they are obliged to change their initial plans…
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious, rough
Plot: assassination, politics, moral dilemma, political corruption, political conspiracy, crimes, kidnapping, murder, repression, frame up, emotionless, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, sincere, touching
Plot: politics, hijacking, terrorism, legal, legal action, courtroom drama, danger, culture clash, crimes, save the day, confined, fighting the system ...
Time: 70s
Place: germany, europe, east germany, east berlin east germany, west berlin west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.4
 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, heroes, political unrest, life is a bitch, uncover truth, state affairs, law enforcement, fighting the system, dishonesty, politics, betrayal, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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, serious, psychological, realistic
Plot: advertising, social activism, life is a bitch, interracial relations, corporate crimes, state affairs, kidnapping, political corruption, prison life, social decay, fighting the system, racism ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Plot: terrorism, society, dishonesty, political intrigue, deadly, fighting the system, political conspiracy, rebellion, rivalry, secret agents, state affairs, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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: thought provoking, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: confined, uncover truth, state affairs, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, terrorism, religions or cults, hostages, price of justice, curses spells and rituals, heroes, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: politics, false accusation, legal, crimes, life is a bitch, political unrest, tragic hero, danger, gang, dishonesty, political intrigue, fighting the system ...
Time: 70s
Place: ireland, europe, england, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: disturbing, realistic, rough, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: political corruption, rich and poor, human spirit, corporate crimes, price of justice, heroes, state affairs, life is a bitch, farm, murder, politics, leadership ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, anti heroes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, future
Place: pentagon, russia, texas, latin america, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: serious, touching, thought provoking, bleak, uplifting ...
Plot: fighting the system, journalism, fascism, life is a bitch, political unrest, human spirit, righting the wronged, rebelliousness, against the odds, wartime life, state affairs, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 30s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, psychological, disturbing, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, prisoner, rebelliousness, against the odds, haunted by the past, danger, state affairs, crimes, injustice, fighting the system, political corruption ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.0
 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: thought provoking, captivating, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: politics, hospital, aids, hotshot lawyer, americana, society, introspection, rebellion, rise and fall, injustice, gender, legal action ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1954, year 1968, 1960s ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: realistic, bleak, thought provoking, serious, rough ...
Plot: murder, death row, capital punishment, prison, courtroom drama, price of justice, going straight, crime, confined, crimes, legal, journalism ...
Time: year 1976
Place: utah, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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