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If you like "Persepolis" you are probably looking for clever, serious, melancholic and stylized movies of Animation, Biography and Drama genre about / that have / with revolution, coming of age, idealism, punk, childhood, islam and political unrest themes shot in France or Iran.
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Persepolis
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, War
Country: France, Iran
Duration: 96 min.
Style: clever, serious, melancholic, stylized, reflective, gloomy, surreal, dramatic, realistic, heartbreaking, dark humor, talky, bleak, humorous, interesting, harsh, captivating, depressing, sincere, cynical, witty, touching, offbeat, thought provoking, tense, adaptation directed by original author
Plot: revolution, coming of age, idealism, punk, childhood, islam, political unrest, politics, storytelling, drugs/alcohol, political, depression, adolescence, freedom, world politics, honest, coming-of-age, culture clash, loneliness, tragedy, french, communism, destiny, runaway, mentor, brutality, life, corruption, identity, women, friendship, adaptation, fascism, ethnic conflict, irreverent, pornography, assassination, puberty, violence, segregation, genocide, vengeance, punk band, parent child relationship, civil war, war, society, youth, life is a bitch, young heroes, rebelliousness, self discovery, injustice, family life, female protagonist, hopes, rebellion, state affairs, family relations, sexism, muslim, hypocrisy, protest, divorce, exile, anger, execution, dignity, party, arrest, neighbor, fear, morality, dictatorship, protective parent, atrocity, war crime, identity crisis, grandparent and grandchild, traditional versus modern, oppression, lifestyle change, old friend, prejudice, relatives, loss of family member, boyfriend, heroine, iraq iran war, window washer, farewell, loud music, murder of sister, puppet show, false passport, brooch, honesty, artillery, anarchist, tyranny, bedtime story, hashish, coughing blood, solidarity, swan, art history, choice, expatriate, baker, marxism, marxist, claustrophobia, playwright, execution by hanging, grocer, drowning in a bathtub, blizzard, philosophy, religious intolerance, talking to god, art student, communist, ideology, homeless woman, yodeling, censorship, birthmark, mohawk haircut, secret police, political repression, political prisoner, democracy, forgiveness, nationalism, butcher, subculture, martyr, fleeing, beggar, volkswagen, war veteran, young love, therapist, pills, credit card, repression, art class, separation from family, punk rock, butterfly, air raid, burial, tape recording, customs, hippie, protest march, newlywed, cyanide, snowball, demonstration, cowardice, bombing, siren, reckless driving, broken glass, nail, tombstone, hiding, traitor, film within a film, uncle niece relationship, sculpture, checkpoint, pain, heart attack, shooting, diabetes, sneakers, head scarf, bribery, suicide attempt, supermarket, shopping cart, grenade, premarital sex, death of sister, loudspeaker, heavy metal, obscene finger gesture, therapy, psychotherapy, cia, karate, bravery, flower, marijuana, drug abuse, school teacher, tank, missile, army, firing squad, unfaithful boyfriend, old man, first love, cousin cousin relationship, survivor, city, motorcycle, gas mask, penis joke, religion, prophet, suffering, hugging, convent, surgical operation, black market, theft, refugee, hanging, watching a movie, bird, homelessness, nun, martial arts, nihilism, pipe smoking, blackmail, thief, homosexual, high school, children, curiosity, swamp, grandfather granddaughter relationship, psychologist, grandmother granddaughter relationship, bed, fish, grave, fight, passport, surgery, gay, wound, mountain, oil, nightmare, dream, old woman, classroom, cat, memory, movie theatre, flashlight, toilet, vomiting, explosion, nightclub, selfishness, cemetery, jail cell, survival, false accusation, model, travel, taxi, jail, hospital, torture, corpse, falling to death, teenage girl, surrealism, musical number, flash forward, infidelity, falling from height, rifle, drowning, justice, teenage boy, uncle nephew relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, battle, pursuit, dancer, pay phone, bra, pajamas, liar, running, police raid, political rally, funeral, cooking, election, bicycle, newspaper, prostitute, grocery store, cafe, girl, razor, basement, suitcase, women's rights, virginity, fainting, airport, drug use, prison, murder, prescription drugs, police, shower, love, rain, death, cigarette smoking, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, christmas, snow, wine, crying, telephone call, drinking, drink, prayer, boy, food, eating, book, reading, dog, cross, lie, friend, chase, guilt, marriage, wedding, bathtub, flashback, restaurant, rooftop, hallucination, father son relationship, teacher, beer, wheelchair, blood, doctor, soldier, mother son relationship, dancing, kiss, university, student, school, human relationship, young woman, journey, young kid, loss, peril, psychology, violent, sarcasm, propaganda, imagination
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 90s, year 1992, year 1978, year 1982, year 1986, 1990s
Place: iran, middle east, france, tehran iran, ussr, iraq, sweden, moscow russia, austria, paris france
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, harsh and reflective films with plots including brutality, culture clash, mentor, runaway, catastrophe, storytelling and childhood themes mostly in Drama, War and Biography genres. Some movies like Persepolis: Kandahar (2001), Turtles Can Fly (2004), Offside (2006), Osama (2003), The Circle (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Kandahar
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 85 min.
Style: bleak, surreal, serious, disturbing, tense, realistic, lyrical, harsh, talky, melancholic, atmospheric, sincere, enigmatic, art house, road movie, breathtaking, sexy, absurd, reflective, dramatic, stylized, depressing, brutal
Plot: islam, desert, on the road, obsessive quest, women, politics, survival, poverty, tragedy, suicide, new wave, culture clash, brutality, terrorism, weapons, red cross, taliban, refugee, death, teacher, life, ethnic conflict, sister, disappearance, travel, village, sisters, danger, catastrophe, political, dialogue, runaway, honest, betrayal, idealism, vengeance, prejudice, drinking, hidden identity, indians, surrealism, life & death, brainwashing, mentor, journalism, storytelling, world politics, british, bollywood, race against time
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Place: middle east, canada, afghanistan, iran, africa, california
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Turtles Can Fly
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Iran, France, Iraq
Duration: 98 min.
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, rough, heartbreaking, reflective, clever, harsh, dramatic, offbeat, tense, melancholic, light, sincere, disturbing, enigmatic, talky, stylized, absurd, atmospheric, depressing, breathtaking, emotional, factual, sad
Audience: teens
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Time: 20th century, 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east, iran, kurdistan, california, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   93%
    User:   100%
 
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Offside
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Iran
Duration: 93 min.
Style: humorous, semi serious, bleak, realistic, harsh, absurd, light, sweet, reflective, dramatic, compassionate, stylized, melancholic, ironic, sexy, disturbing, clever, interesting, funny, talky, witty, art house, sexual
Plot: fighting the system, soccer, women, islam, segregation, discrimination, political, stadium, brutality, football, censorship, foul language, childhood, runaway, honest, death, sport, gender, unlikely friendships, visceral, mentor, friendship, culture clash, rebellion, police investigation, lesbian, pornography, storytelling, politics, prejudice, tragedy, adolescence, catastrophe, animals, soldier, distopia, coming of age, workplace, corruption, love, teenager, nudity (full frontal - brief), freedom, human spirit, idealism, male nudity, dialogue, coming-of-age, vengeance, lone hero
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 83 min.
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious, harsh, captivating, brutal, thought provoking, heartbreaking, compassionate, sincere, reflective, melancholic, touching, talky, dramatic, breathtaking, stylized, interesting, depressing, emotional, sad
Plot: survival, islam, women, hidden identity, brutality, coming of age, poverty, childhood, runaway, rebellion, hospital, culture clash, workplace, secrets, mentor, religion, idealism, adolescence, weapons, tragedy, vengeance, injustice, brainwashing, revolution, storytelling, catastrophe, cross dressing, coming-of-age, death, friendship, sexual abuse, political, danger, unlikely friendships, genocide, visceral, jews, honest, politics, drinking, torture, identity, dishonesty, betrayal, pornography, corruption, school, justice, gangs, escapades
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   79%
 
 7.5
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The Circle
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Style: bleak, serious, harsh, captivating, realistic, talky, disturbing, stylized, melancholic, sincere, enigmatic, depressing, thought provoking, futuristic, reflective, dark, breathtaking, surreal, intense, meditative, cynical, atmospheric, interesting, ironic, cerebral
Plot: prostitution, women, islam, friendship, fascism, politics, censorship, runaway, hospital, injustice, adoption, pornography, pregnancy, prison escape, new wave, life is a bitch, brutality, culture clash, male nudity, society, secrets, relationships, crime, dialogue, adolescence, tragedy, adaptation, political, corruption, workplace, complex characters, prostitute, drugs, abortion, assassination, lesbian, storytelling, propaganda, dysfunctional family, police investigation, nudity (full frontal - brief), obsession, catastrophe, distopia, loneliness, mentor, gangsters, sexual abuse, paranoia, hotel
Place: iran, middle east, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   82%
    User:   81%
 
 7.8
 10K
Machuca
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Country: Chile, Spain, UK, France
Duration: 116 min.
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, dramatic, harsh, sincere, talky, reflective, disturbing, clever, brutal, bleak, sad, breathtaking, cynical, compassionate, stylized, sexual, thought provoking, sexy, enigmatic
Plot: friendship, school, coming of age, politics, childhood, political, innocence lost, poverty, unlikely friendships, mentor, adolescence, brutality, idealism, revolution, rich and poor, civil war, bullying, military, coming-of-age, male nudity, tragedy, sexual initiation, classmate, historical event, friend, student, world politics, fascism, corruption, propaganda, pornography, nudity (topless - notable), culture clash, communism, fighting the system, social differences, boarding school, storytelling, morality, demonstration, greed, capitalism, depression, courage, drinking, runaway, political unrest, vengeance, classic car, twists & turns
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973
Place: latin america, chile, south america, argentina, spain, santiago de chile, santiago chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   74%
    User:   85%
 
 7.8
 3K
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Country: France, Norway, Lebanon, Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, reflective, realistic, dramatic, harsh, melancholic, bleak, satirical, compassionate, lyrical, earnest, talky, macabre, brutal, breathtaking, meditative, interesting, depressing, emotional, sad
Plot: coming of age, politics, civil war, ethnic conflict, friendship, innocence lost, war, unlikely friendships, teenage life, tragedy, political, wartime life, revolution, drinking, life & death, nudity (full frontal - brief), storytelling, culture clash, sacrifice, brutality, betrayal, childhood, prejudice, finnish, islam, mentor, catastrophe, poverty, transformation, poetry, youth, segregation, loneliness, military life, judaism, pornography, bollywood, redemption, identity, idealism, battles, humanity, life philosophy, fall in love, society, lebanese, pepsi cola, lamb, hashish, baker
Time: 90s, year 1975
Place: middle east, israel, lebanon, palestine, tokyo, japan, poland, beirut lebanon, syria, france, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   58%
 
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Country: Iran
Duration: 80 min.
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, rough, heartbreaking, melancholic, sincere, depressing, reflective, harsh, meditative, road movie, disturbing, scenic, stylized, light, emotional, sad, brutal
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Time: 90s
Place: iran, iraq, middle east, tokyo, kurdistan, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   54%
 
 6.4
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The Iron Lady
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Duration: 105 min.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, talky, realistic, dramatic, stylized, emotional, factual, thought provoking, melancholic, inspirational, sentimental, reflective, interesting, harsh, compassionate, ironic, enigmatic
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 8.4
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A Separation
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 123 min.
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Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   64%
 
The Stoning of Soraya M.
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Style: emotional, realistic, disturbing, serious, brutal, heartbreaking, dramatic, gloomy, light, harsh, sad, compassionate, touching, intense, reflective, atmospheric, earnest, suspense, interesting, breathtaking, bleak, dark
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System:   59%
    User:   65%
 
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   58%
 
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   51%
 
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Duration: 121 min.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, harsh, gloomy, bleak, suspenseful, reflective, heartbreaking, sincere, dramatic, intense, enigmatic, sentimental, melancholic, breathtaking, ironic, talky, sad
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Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: russia, france, europe, germany, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   47%
 
The White Balloon
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Iran
Duration: 85 min.
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, harsh, enigmatic, melancholic, scenic, reflective, bleak, stylized, talky, sexy, meditative, light, sweet, heartbreaking, clever, interesting, cynical, witty, ironic, disturbing, realistic, biting
Audience: family outing, kids
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   52%
 
 7.4
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: latin america, chile, santiago de chile, santiago chile, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   52%
 
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   52%
 
 6.6
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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System:   51%
    User:   46%
 
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Style: epic, emotional, atmospheric, serious, reflective, dramatic, breathtaking, melancholic, compassionate, stylized, realistic, factual, scenic, captivating, harsh, cerebral, colourful, talky, interesting, intense, enigmatic
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Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1900s, 1960s
Place: china, asia, japan, beijing china
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System:   51%
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 7.7
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Style: realistic, bleak, tense, gloomy, emotional, serious, disturbing, touching, harsh, melancholic, rough, brutal, intense, reflective, interesting, depressing, captivating, sincere, atmospheric, dramatic, bloody, stylized, talky, dark
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Che: Part One
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
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Style: epic, stylized, serious, captivating, realistic, tense, interesting, compassionate, cerebral, sincere, dramatic, talky, atmospheric, breathtaking, enigmatic, harsh, melancholic, intense, gloomy, thought provoking, psychological, earnest, non-linear, entertaining, suspense
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Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s, year 1958, year 1957, 1960s
Place: cuba, latin america, mexico city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
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 7.4
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Chocolate
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 105 min.
Style: realistic, reflective, atmospheric, serious, touching, emotional, thought provoking, dramatic, melancholic, colourful, sincere, light, absurd, sexy, intellectual, romantic, enigmatic, erotic, interesting, sexual, harsh, sentimental, psychological, tricky, intense, heartbreaking, sweet
Plot: culture clash, colonialism, french, coming of age, relationships, interracial relations, jazz, racism, storytelling, prejudice, childhood, social differences, friendship, coming-of-age, mentor, unlikely friendships, destiny, stereotypes, loneliness, chocolate, life philosophy, idealism, family, vengeance, redemption, pornography, women, atheism, segregation, secrets, sexual tension, discrimination, runaway, catastrophe, guilt, betrayal, identity, race issues, dialogue, interracial romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), beautiful scenery, life, adolescence, depression, revolution, flashbacks, society, youth, family relations
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 80s
Place: africa, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   44%
 
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Country: Iran
Duration: 90 min.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, sentimental, serious, enigmatic, reflective, bleak, melancholic, breathtaking, heartbreaking, earnest, humorous, lyrical, harsh, colourful, dramatic, talky, meditative, sad, compassionate, atmospheric, light, stylized, surreal, scenic
Plot: blindness, children, islam, disability, young heroes, storytelling, childhood, life & death, parents and children, village, tragedy, beautiful scenery, loneliness, redemption, heroes, father son relationship, culture clash, life philosophy, runaway, depression, art, paradise, youth, father-son relationship, existentialism, transformation, teacher, god, family drama, sisters, family relations, mentor, poetry, parenthood, adolescence, bollywood, dreams, family, solitude, catastrophe, orphan, life, sacrifice, homecoming, idealism, parent getting married, poverty, blind character, arranged marriage, family disapproval
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   43%
 
Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong, USA, Taiwan
Duration: 99 min.
Style: emotional, disturbing, atmospheric, serious, melancholic, realistic, harsh, breathtaking, compassionate, gloomy, lyrical, reflective, sad, bleak, sexual, heartbreaking, meditative, sexy, sincere, brutal, enigmatic, talky, intense, touching, earnest, dramatic, depressing, psychological
Plot: innocence lost, revolution, coming of age, sexual abuse, mentor, loneliness, pornography, corruption, censorship, tragedy, brutality, beautiful scenery, communism, storytelling, runaway, prostitution, society, culture clash, childhood, idealism, women, rape, police investigation, nudity (full frontal - brief), unlikely friendships, period piece, politics, male nudity, love story, catastrophe, justice, drinking, sacrifice, political, death, prostitute, friendship, sexualized violence, destiny, adaptation, life & death, voyeurism, secrets, relationships, rebelliousness, classic car, dialogue, ethnic conflict, betrayal, wilderness
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: china, asia, tibet, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   48%
 
The Kite Runner
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, China
Duration: 128 min.
Style: emotional, realistic, sincere, epic, serious, dramatic, compassionate, touching, heartbreaking, reflective, psychological, disturbing, earnest, breathtaking, sentimental, intense, captivating, harsh, inspirational, interesting
Plot: betrayal, friendship, redemption, childhood, islam, courage, storytelling, unlikely friendships, innocence lost, book, mentor, family bonds, world politics, guilt, adaptation, rape, brutality, haunted by the past, sacrifice, justice, tragedy, life & death, runaway, culture clash, destiny, literature, secrets, prejudice, beautiful scenery, life philosophy, taliban, coming of age, bullying, cowardliness, hang gliding, cowardice, best friend, child, vengeance, distopia, imagination, freedom, happy ending, transformation, catastrophe, violence, revolution, corruption, fantasy world, depression
Time: contemporary, 70s, 80s, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s
Place: middle east, afghanistan, pakistan, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   49%
 
 7.3
 2K
Romero
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, dramatic, earnest, talky, disturbing, inspirational, witty, light, interesting, clever, depressing, christian film, tragic ending, suspense, harsh, entertaining, heartbreaking, cerebral
Plot: church, murder, politics, political, world politics, genocide, propaganda, clergy, idealism, assassination, crimes, mentor, courage, corruption, brutality, poverty, death, capitalism, justice, revolution, priest, bishop, ethnic conflict, greed, civil war, political corruption, catholicism, society, radio, runaway, violence, cold war, friendship, military, catastrophe, state affairs, culture clash, conspiracy, redemption, race issues, hip hop, life is a bitch, stereotypes, fascism, unlikely friendships, adaptation, communism, childhood, male nudity, relationships
Time: 80s
Place: latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   54%
 
 7.2
 2K
Lumumba
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Belgium, Germany, Haiti
Duration: 115 min.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, talky, dramatic, thought provoking, biting, harsh, factual, absurd, suspenseful, reflective, enigmatic, tense, melancholic, cerebral, compassionate, breathtaking, sexy
Plot: politics, ethnic conflict, political, censorship, political unrest, greed, brutality, assassination, injustice, assassin, pornography, male nudity, world politics, culture clash, corruption, ambition, oil, tragedy, idealism, genocide, propaganda, crimes, conspiracy, communism, revolution, journalism, islam, cold war, business, mentor, finnish, deadly, military, catastrophe, destiny, corporate america, dishonesty, segregation, civil war, nudity (full frontal - brief), bollywood, assassins, dialogue, runaway, free speech, manipulation, heroes, crime gone awry, colonialism, morality
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s
Place: africa, congo, latin america, tokyo, israel, brussels belgium, belgium, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   37%
 

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 7.4
 216K
Lincoln
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, India
Duration: 150 min.
Style: epic, talky, realistic, emotional, captivating, serious, dramatic, clever, factual, intense, interesting, earnest, cerebral, based on true events, gloomy, sentimental, breathtaking, reflective, melancholic, light, suspense, political drama, entertaining, compassionate, tense, scenic, touching
Plot: american civil war, war, politics, idealism, slavery, civil war, head of state, president, political, world politics, white house, period piece, leadership, segregation, assassination, cultural conflict, dialogue, storytelling, human spirit, corruption, courage, sacrifice, revolution, political corruption, mentor, honest, greed, emancipation, family conflict, battlefield, speech, catastrophe, culture clash, freedom, beautiful scenery, moral dilemma, runaway, justice, usa president, mutiny, genocide, tragedy, propaganda, interracial relations, destiny, betrayal, prejudice, life & death, adaptation, ethnic conflict
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   48%
 
The Battle of Algiers
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Algeria, Italy
Duration: 121 min.
Style: realistic, bleak, disturbing, serious, rough, harsh, tense, dramatic, talky, brutal, enigmatic, captivating, melancholic, reflective, thought provoking, bloody, breathtaking, interesting, atmospheric, suspenseful, intense, stylized, cerebral
Plot: idealism, war, revolution, torture, rebellion, french, military, realism, violence, islam, political, brutality, world politics, politics, colonialism, assassination, terrorism, visceral, runaway, civil war, wartime, resistance, freedom, corruption, violent, bomb, complex characters, surveillance, courage, weapons, algerian, muslim, independence, rebelliousness, sacrifice, tragedy, culture clash, ethnic conflict, segregation, gunfight, obsession, anti war, greed, betrayal, government, mentor, morality, pornography, propaganda, military life
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1957, 1950s
Place: africa, algeria, france, middle east, north africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   49%
 
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