Movies like Patty Hearst

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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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Seven Days in May
Drama, Romance, Thriller
USA
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Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones
Biography, Drama
USA
192 min.
 7.6
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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 state affairs, politics, crimes, dishonesty, rebellion, society and deadly mostly in Drama, Thriller and Biography genres. Some movies like Patty Hearst: Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977), Hennessy (1975), Burn! (1969), Boxed (2002), The Enemy Within (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, fighting the system, military, politics, government agency, hostages, one man army, prison, assassination, secret agents, race against time, terrorism ...
Place: asia, montana, usa, vietnam
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System:   95%
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Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs. Salim Ajami
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: dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, protagonist as suspect, prison, legal action, terrorism, legal investigation, trial, terrorist, lawyer, professor, courtroom drama ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, spain
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System:   90%
    User:   100%
 
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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, exciting, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, ireland, london
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    User:   90%
 
 7.4
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Burn!
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The professional mercenary Sir William Walker instigates a slave revolt on the Caribbean island of Queimada in order to help improve the British sugar trade. Years later he is sent again to deal with the same rebels that he built up because they ...
Style: captivating, serious, tense, realistic, disturbing ...
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Place: england, europe, caribbean, portugal
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System:   79%
    User:   79%
 
 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 ...
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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
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The Enemy Within
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: fighting the system, politics, government agency, special agents, army investigation, betrayal, conspiracy, manhunt, terrorism, uncover truth, political conspiracy, political corruption ...
Time: 90s
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    User:   83%
 
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, tense, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: clergy, palaces castles and temples, human spirit, murder, racism, psychopath, religions or cults, commune, cult, suicide, poison, injustice ...
Time: 70s, year 1980
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   72%
    User:   72%
 
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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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   58%
 
The Black Windmill
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A British agent's son is kidnapped and held for a ransom of diamonds. The agent finds out that he can't even count on the people he thought were on his side to help him, so he decides to track down the kidnappers himself.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychological
Audience: boys' night
Plot: amateur detective, government agency, hostages, secret agents, daring rescue, kidnapping, espionage, ransom, murder, agent, spy, rescue ...
Time: 70s
Place: scotland yard, europe, paris france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   74%
 
 5.3
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Judgment
Genre: Drama, 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: talky, suspenseful, serious, futuristic, atmospheric ...
Plot: courtroom, dedicated lawyer, tragic hero, legal action, crime, legal investigation, apocalypse, corporate crimes, bible, courtroom drama, religions or cults, injustice ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   60%
 
The Silent Partner
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Miles Cullen is a bored teller at a bank in a Toronto mall who accidentally learns that his place of business is about to be robbed. Instead of informing his bosses or contacting the police, Miles cleverly devises a way of keeping the cash.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank, criminal heroes, crime, police investigation, criminal's revenge, gang, gangsters, hostages, santa claus, master criminal, crime gone awry, mind game ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   80%
 
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, disturbing, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, mental institution, immigrants, legal action, terrorism, idealism, corporate crimes, courtroom drama, political corruption, injustice, fighting the system ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2001
Place: new york, afghanistan, bangladesh, pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   79%
 
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
Plot: fighting the system, politics, airplane, dedicated lawyer, fugitives, hostages, one man army, idealism, legal action, save the day, hijacking, terrorism ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   68%
 
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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, suspenseful, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: rebelliousness, college, political unrest, prison, price of justice, factory, store, injustice, fighting the system, university, courtroom, politics ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   54%
 
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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, disturbing, realistic, 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 ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   65%
 
Execution of Justice
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of an assassin who killed a mayor in the 1970's in what was known as the "Twinkie Defense".
Style: serious, disturbing, suspenseful, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: murder, dedicated lawyer, crime, gays and lesbians, against the rules, army investigation, prison, legal action, legal investigation, courtroom drama, social decay, injustice ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   70%
 
Down Came a Blackbird
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, emotional, realistic, rough ...
Plot: clinic, terrorism, kidnapping, missing person, price of justice, politics, crimes, life is a bitch, journalism, on the run, survival, genocide ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   54%
 
 5.3
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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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, surprise ending ...
Plot: secret agents, espionage, fighting the system, vengeance, political conspiracy, political corruption, political intrigue, campaign, dishonesty, terrorism, rivalry, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   62%
 
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Seven Days in May
Genre: Drama, Romance, 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, realistic, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: politics, conspiracy, cold war, secret service, military, terrorism, betrayal, nuclear, president, white house, fighting the system, political ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, future
Place: russia, latin america, california, pentagon, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   52%
 
Good Morning, Night
Genre: Drama, History
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, 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:   57%
    User:   58%
 
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Posse
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A tough marshal with political ambitions leads an elite posse to capture a notorious criminal. He succeeds, but instead of cheering him, the public turns against him.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank, criminal heroes, politics, fugitives, gang, hostages, lone wolves, cynicism, posse, marshal, ambition, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 70s
Place: arizona, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   58%
 
 6.2
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Afterburn
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: serious, disturbing, thought provoking, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: dealing with death, investigation, legal action, obsessive quest, righting the wronged, against the odds, dishonesty, legal, society, state affairs, life is a bitch, uncover truth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   61%
 
The Domino Killings
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: UK, USA, Mexico
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tucker is a chronic underachiever and a loser. A Vietnam war veteran who just can't seem to keep out of trouble, in the years since his discharge. The only thing he got out of the war was his skill with a rifle. Now, serving a long stretch in ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, government agency, protagonist as suspect, secret agents, prison, witnessing a crime, assassination attempt, espionage, manhunt, terrorism, frame up, political conspiracy ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, europe, spain, vietnam, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   55%
 
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Nothing Personal
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: england, ireland, europe, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   45%
 
Game for Vultures
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The South African businessman David Swansey is delivering illegal German helicopters to Rhodesia. That makes the patriot Gideon Marunga an angry man.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: interracial relations, adventure, society, soldier, arms dealing, opposites attract, terrorism, rebelliousness, racism, revolution, crimes, danger ...
Time: 70s
Place: africa, zimbabwe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   54%
 
 6.8
 264
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: talky, serious, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   55%
 
 6.8
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The Wild Geese
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Switzerland, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A British multinational company seeks to overthrow a vicious dictator in central Africa. It hires a band of (largely aged) mercenaries in London and sends them in to save the virtuous but imprisoned opposition leader who is also critically ill and ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, war, betrayal, vengeance, military, good versus evil, revenge, violence, british, gunfight, wartime, head of state ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: africa, england, london, south africa, europe ...
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System:   48%
    User:   52%
 
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   52%
 

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The Pelican Brief
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Two Supreme Court Justices have been assassinated. One lone law student has stumbled upon the truth. An investigative journalist wants her story. Everybody else wants her dead.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, serious, captivating ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
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System:   46%
    User:   49%
 
Citizen Verdict
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marty Rockman, the notorious producer of the hit reality-TV show "So Sue Me", has a brand new concept: "Citizen Verdict". Each week a real criminal case will be tried before the American people, but this time they're also ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, cynical, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, crime, hotshot lawyer, protagonist as suspect, courtroom, legal action, legal investigation, uncover truth, courtroom drama, tv show, false accusation, media satire ...
Time: contemporary
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System:   46%
    User:   45%
 
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