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
Plot: plague, isolation, terminal illness, quarantine, journalism, danger, deadly, disease, doctor, female reporter, martial law, medical profession, life is a bitch, good versus evil, on the run, unfulfillment, apocalypse, religion, military, female nudity, politics, masturbation, french, philosophy, female 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, psychological and disturbing films with plots about life is a bitch, danger, society, politics, state affairs, terminal illness and deadly mostly in Drama, Thriller and History genres. Some movies like The Plague: Down Came a Blackbird (1995), Contaminated Man (2000), Pu-239 (2006), Safe (1995), Boxed (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ⇓
95%
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: serious, psychological, tense, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: uncover truth, life is a bitch, investigation, race against time, danger, on the run, plague, deadly, crimes, journalism, death in the family, track down ...
Time: 80s
Place: budapest hungary, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.0
 3K
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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: black market, radiation, terminal illness, plutonium, manhunt, race against time, danger, life is a bitch, uncover truth, dishonesty, contamination, radiation poisoning ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.2
 11K
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, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: quarantine, housewife, desert, retreat, allergy, psychiatrist, illness, medicine, yuppie, couples, family problems, power relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 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 ⇓
55%
 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, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, dysfunctional family, parents and children, unfulfillment, family problems, death of parent, cancer, tragedy, small town, family drama, family, relationships ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
A Line in the Sand (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In a remote village on the Suffolk Coast, Frank Perry (Ross Kemp) waits for his past to catch up with him. Previously a spy for MI6 working on Iranian chemical and biological weapons production, his reports led to the deaths of many Iranian ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: undercover, espionage, hidden identity, terrorism, on the run, government agency, betrayal, secret agents, danger, deadly, battles, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iran, europe, middle east, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, serious, realistic
Plot: child illness, human spirit, terminal illness, hopes, brain tumor, life is a bitch, miraculous event, disability, journalism, faith, media, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: serious, psychological, realistic
Plot: media satire, gays and lesbians, head of state, state affairs, campaign, political corruption, dishonesty, political conspiracy, haunted by the past, media, journalism, politics ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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.
Style: realistic, sincere, thought provoking, emotional, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, death in the family, family in crisis, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, couples, crumbling marriage, golden years, couple relations, human nature, society, elderly ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: life is a bitch, workplace, dishonesty, chaos, environmentalism, factory, political corruption, danger, state affairs, society, human nature, workplace situations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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
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Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: serious, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: child illness, society, plague, terminal illness, politics, power relations, heroes, doctors and patients, life is a bitch, deadly, public health, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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 ⇓
44%
The Ploughman's Lunch (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A political drama scripted by novelist Ian McEwan
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, bleak, thought provoking
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Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.5
 727
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: serious, psychological, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: survival, terrorism, danger, bio weapon, plague, deadly, contamination, racism, violence, thirst, husband wife relationship, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: future
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: realistic, disturbing, thought provoking, serious, psychological
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, isolation, danger, wilderness, moral dilemma, hopes, desperation, escapades, confined, corpse, shot to death ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: serious, rough, psychological
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Time: 90s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.9
 1K
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: sentimental, serious, touching, emotional, realistic
Plot: social worker, adoption, single parent, village, orphan, parents and children, hopes, family problems, family relations, orphanage, adopted son, absent father ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Spinning Into Butter (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A hate crime on the campus of a New England college puts the school's dean (Parker) in a position where she has to examine her own feelings about race and prejudice, while maintaining her administration's politically correct policies.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, disturbing, serious, emotional
Audience: girls' night
Plot: college, racism, society, journalism, fighting the system, investigation, rebellion, african american, discrimination, crimes, social relations, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vermont, usa, new england, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.4
 723
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 ⇓
35%
 6.5
 223
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: rough, serious, disturbing, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: starting over, haunted by the past, danger, youth, legal action, state affairs, life is a bitch, against humanity, war, legal, kidnapping, innocence lost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Don't Forget You're Going to Die (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 118 min.
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Style: gloomy, serious, psychological, realistic
Plot: crime, unfulfillment, losing-it hero, life is a bitch, love and romance, destiny, drugs/alcohol, terminal illness, drug abuse, downfall, society, one female two males threesome ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: italy, france, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.3
 1K
Strip Search (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Strip Search follows several parallel stories examining personal freedoms vs. national security in the aftermath of 9/11; two main subplots involve an American woman detained in China and an Arab man detained in New York City.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, realistic, serious
Plot: terrorism, interrogation, investigation, prison, government agency, life is a bitch, confined, manipulations, captivity, politics, state affairs, search ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, tense ...
Plot: sexual abuse, prostitute, infidelity, survival, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, life is a bitch, family problems, haunted by the past, danger, small town, strong sexual content ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, vancouver british columbia canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.1
 3K
Kamchatka (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain, Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The movie show us how life was in Argentina for dissident people, in the seventies, under the military government.
Style: sincere, serious, sentimental, realistic, touching
Plot: life is a bitch, family in danger, family life, isolation, youth, confined, parents and children, political unrest, totalitarianism, society, parent child relationship, coup ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Forget Me Never (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Diane McGowin was employed as an administrative assistant for a group of attorneys in private practice. She found herself forgetting things, especially losing short term memory. She suspected that something was wrong and went to the doctor. After ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious
Plot: memory loss, unfulfillment, couples, aging, politics, friendship, college, mental illness, terminal illness, legal action, relationship vs career, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.1
 21K
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, bleak, psychological, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: apocalypse, hopes, future dystopia, nuclear, save the world, worldwide chaos, chaos, redemption, terminal illness, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, birthday ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, sweden, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Forgiveness of Blood (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Albania, Denmark, Italy, UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After his father and uncle kill a neighbor, an Albanian teen (Tristan Halilaj) finds that his own life may be forfeited in a legal blood feud.
Style: serious, rough, sincere, realistic, tense
Plot: isolation, family in danger, family feud, disagreement, social relations, teenage life, family relations, siblings relations, village, vendetta, life is a bitch, albanian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: albania
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%