Movies like The Plague 1992

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The Plague (1992)
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The Plague (1992)
Original name: La Peste
Genre: Drama
Country: France, UK, Argentina
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In a city in South America an outbreak of bubonic plague occurs. While people try to flee and the military close the city an idealistic doctor decides to stay and help the sick. In the ever changing circumstances he puts up a brave fight, being helped by others but also involving them without being able to control the situation.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, rough, disturbing, psychotronic, allegory
Plot: plague, isolation, terminal illness, disease, quarantine, doctor, journalism, danger, deadly, martial law, female reporter, medical profession, life is a bitch, good versus evil, on the run, unfulfillment, catastrophe, outburst, apocalypse, religion, writers, military, female nudity, politics, masturbation ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: south america, buenos aires argentina

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, disturbing and thought provoking films with plots about life is a bitch, danger, society, politics, state affairs, hopes and deadly mostly in Drama, History and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Plague: Plague City: SARS in Toronto (2005), Pu-239 (2006), Down Came a Blackbird (1995), Safe (1995), Contaminated Man (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Plague City: SARS in Toronto (2005)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The once clean and healthy city of Toronto becomes the pariah of the western world when a deadly chain of infection lands in the city. Panic spreads as the number of SARS cases increases as there are no effective treatments.
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking
Plot: public health, doctors and patients, life is a bitch, society, hopes, politics, deadly, plague, terminal illness, epidemic, medical profession, disease ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, toronto ontario canada, canada
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95%
 6.9
 4K
Pu-239 (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A worker at a Russian nuclear facility gets exposed to a lethal dose of radiation. In order to provide for his family, he steals some plutonium and sets out to sell it on Moscow's black market with the help of an incompetent criminal.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: black market, radiation, danger, terminal illness, plutonium, manhunt, uncover truth, life is a bitch, race against time, dishonesty, contamination, radiation poisoning ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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: rough, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: kidnapping, clinic, against humanity, deadly, state affairs, on the run, politics, life is a bitch, confined, haunted by the past, survival, price of justice ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 7.2
 13K
Safe (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Carol, a typical upper middle-class housewife, begins to complain of vague symptoms of illness. She "doesn't feel right," has unexplained headaches, congestion, a dry cough, nosebleeds, vomiting, and trouble breathing. Her family ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, bleak, thought provoking, atmospheric ...
Plot: contamination, quarantine, housewife, desert, allergy, psychiatrist, illness, retreat, suburbs, medicine, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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Contaminated Man (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Hungary
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In this science fiction thriller, David Whitman (William Hurt) is a chemist who lost his wife and child in a freak accident and is trying to rebuild his life on his own. While doing research, Whitman discovers a series of mysterious deaths that seem ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious
Plot: investigation, life is a bitch, uncover truth, plague, deadly, race against time, crimes, on the run, danger, track down, death in the family, journalism ...
Time: 80s
Place: hungary, los angeles, budapest, budapest hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 7.0
 5K
The Doctor (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Jack McKee is a doctor with it all: he's successful, he's rich, and he has no problems.... until he is diagnosed with throat cancer. Now that he has seen medicine, hospitals, and doctors from a patient's perspective, he realises that ...
Style: psychological, uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: hospital, medical school, doctor, surgery, doctors and patients, coldhearted, redemption, intern, family relations, couple relations, introspection, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 7.0
 11K
One True Thing (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A career woman reassesses her parents' lives after she is forced to care for her cancer-stricken mother.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, melancholic, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, dysfunctional family, parents and children, unfulfillment, family problems, loss of parent, death of parent, cancer, tragedy, small town, family relations, family drama ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 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: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: fighting the system, rebellion, social decay, idealism, uncover truth, moral dilemma, clergy, life is a bitch, danger, politics, church, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 5.5
 735
Waterborne (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Heera Bhatti, an American-Sikh, runs a corner store in Los Angeles with the help of her son, Vikram, and Gulu. She does not approve of Vikram's Caucasian girlfriend, Lillian, and would prefer that Vikram marry a Punjabi girl, but Vikram has ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: survival, terrorism, contamination, bio weapon, plague, danger, deadly, racism, husband wife relationship, thirst, violence, chaos ...
Time: future
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, India
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Thirty years on from the 1984 Union Carbide plant malfunction, the consequences of which are tragically ongoing, A Prayer for Rain is the powerful and moving story of the Bhopal tragedy, one of the great corporate and environmental scandals of the ...
Style: serious, bleak, disturbing, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: chaos, environmentalism, workplace, life is a bitch, dishonesty, factory, state affairs, danger, society, human nature, workplace situations, political corruption ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Big Brass Ring (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Blake Pellarin is on the campaign trail to become president of the United States. While making a stop in St. Louis, a chance encounter brings his past back to haunt him.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious
Plot: head of state, gays and lesbians, media, haunted by the past, political corruption, political conspiracy, media satire, campaign, dishonesty, state affairs, journalism, politics ...
Time: 90s
Place: missouri, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Don't Let Me Die on a Sunday (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Ben works in a morgue. Ben's wife left him and he is into various kinds of alternative sexuality. Teresa dies of an ecstasy overdose on the dance floor. When she is brought to the morgue, she is resurrected -how shall I say?- in Ben's arms ...
Style: psychological, rough, contemplative, serious
Plot: dominatrix, strong sexual content, drug abuse, reincarnation, looking for love, human nature, fall in love, sexual abuse, couple relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), couples, nightclub ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.8
 2K
Second Best (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The difficult relationship between a british postal officer and his adoptive son.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic
Plot: social worker, adoption, single parent, village, orphan, man boy relationship, parents and children, family problems, hopes, family relations, orphanage, absent father ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Miracle of the Cards (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: "The Miracle of the Cards" is based on the true story of Marion Shergold and her son, Craig, an eight-year-old English boy who had a brain tumor. Several events convinced Marion that God was leading her to a cure for Craig and that the ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: human spirit, child illness, terminal illness, hopes, brain tumor, miraculous event, disability, life is a bitch, journalism, faith, misfit, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Suspicious River (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young married woman (Parker) sells her body, not just for money, to guests at the motel where she works as a receptionist.
Style: psychological, rough, disturbing, erotic, realistic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, prostitute, infidelity, survival, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, haunted by the past, family problems, life is a bitch, danger, small town, strong sexual content ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Mouth Agape (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The portrait of a woman going through a terminal illness and the tumorous lives of her husband and son.
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Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.2
 580
Afterburn (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.5
 230
Ezra (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Nigeria, USA, UK, Austria
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Ezra, jeune ex-soldat Sierra-Léonais, essaie tant bien que mal de retrouver des repères pour revenir à une vie normale après la guerre civile qui a ravagé son pays. Son quotidien est partagé entre un centre de réhabilitation psychologique et ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, disturbing, rough, serious ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Garage Olimpo (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Argentina, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A beautiful Argentine activist receives preferential treatment from a man supposed to torture her.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: kidnapping, politics, torture, military dictatorship, survival, crimes, danger, state affairs, disappearance, football, loss of daughter, mansion ...
Time: 70s
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Donner Party (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on the real events of The Donner Party tragedy. The Donner Party was a group of California-bound American settlers caught up in the western expansion of the 1840s. After becoming snowbound in the Sierra Nevada during the winter of 1846-1847, a ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: survival, human nature, danger, wilderness, isolation, moral dilemma, hopes, mountain, desperation, escapades, confined, stabbed to death ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
You Can't Write a Letter (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Julien and Nina sign a pact with the universe: they must enjoy life, whatever the cost. Will that decision lead them to happiness, or to their disappearance?
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, offbeat
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.4
 416
The Exonerated (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Six people tell their stories on a single subject - how they got wrongfully convicted to death penalty, but later got exonerated.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, based on true events
Plot: false accusation, racism, fighting the system, injustice, human spirit, courtroom drama, rebellion, deadly, confined, legal, life is a bitch, society ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Bridges of Sarajevo (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal, Bulgaria, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Thirteen European directors explore the theme of Sarajevo; what this city has represented in European history over the past hundred years, and what Sarajevo stands for today in Europe. These eminent filmmakers of different generations and origins ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: haunted by the past, politics, life is a bitch, wartime life, society, state affairs, anti war, political unrest, world war one, archive footage, female director
Time: 20th century
Place: bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 7.4
 756
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: suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, bleak, rough ...
Plot: murder, terrorism, kidnapping, good versus evil, deadly, politics, crimes, revolution, working class, rebellion, confined, society ...
Time: 70s, year 1970
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Waiting for the Barbarians (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: At an isolated frontier outpost, a colonial magistrate suffers a crisis of conscience when an army colonel arrives looking to interrogate the locals about an impending uprising, using cruel tactics that horrify the magistrate.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, realistic, suspense, serious
Plot: forbidden love, danger, self sacrifice, life is a bitch, love affair, disorder, couples, social decay, society, isolation, colony, colonization ...
Place: east asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Lilet Never Happened (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, Philippines
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lilet Never Happened is the rollercoaster story of how a young girl, struggling to survive in the streets of Manila, spirals down into child prostitution. She is a fighter. She is a dreamer. She is a rebel and she thinks she can handle the world ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking, emotional ...
Plot: kids in trouble, life is a bitch, social decay, youth, sexual abuse, prostitute, society, danger, pedophilia, child prostitution, social worker, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: manila philippines, asia, the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Closed Curtain (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A man, his dog, a young woman and a filmmaker in a house by the Caspian Sea. All three are wanted, but they are also in search of each other. Thus begins an absurd game in which reality and fiction merge.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, disturbing, mind bending ...
Plot: against the rules, on the run, writer's life, dishonesty, disorder, isolation, danger, film within a film, confined, filmmaking, postmodernism, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 2.7
 798
Three Suns (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The plague hits medieval Sweden.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: plague, obsessive quest, danger, escapades, on the road, medieval, woman in danger, adventure, strong female presence, crusader, church, opium ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 8.1
 24K
The Sacrifice (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, France, UK
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Alexander, a journalist, philosopher and retired actor, celebrates a birthday with friends and family when it is announced that nuclear war has begun.
Style: atmospheric, thought provoking, serious, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: hopes, apocalypse, society, save the world, human nature, redemption, catastrophe, unfulfillment, hysteria, worldwide chaos, sacrifice, insanity ...
Time: 80s
Place: sweden, europe, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
As We Were Dreaming (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Andreas Dresen's adaptation of Clemens Meyer's novel about a group of East German friends right after the fall of the Wall.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: friends, drugs/alcohol, unfulfillment, teenage boy, nightlife, lifestyle, freedom, dull life, buddies, cause and meaning, pole dance, pole dancing ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: germany, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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