Movies like The Plague 1992

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The Plague
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, serious, realistic
Plot: plague, terminal illness, danger, journalism, isolation, on the run, good versus evil, deadly, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, quarantine, military dictatorship, public health, death row, claustrophobia, philosophy, medical profession, dictatorship, tv reporter, martial law, third world, morality, stadium, disease, female reporter ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: buenos aires argentina, south america
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The Sacrifice
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Sweden, France, UK
149 min.
 8.1
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and thought provoking films with plots about life is a bitch, unfulfillment, terminal illness, society, deadly, family problems and death mostly in Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Plague: Down Came a Blackbird (1995), Pu-239 (2006), Pedro (2008), Safe (1995), The Book of Stars (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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.
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Pu-239
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: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
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Time: contemporary
Place: russia
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Pedro
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An intimate biopic of Pedro Zamora, an HIV-positive Cuban-American, who was cast for the MTV reality show, The Real World: San Francisco, in 1994. Due to his experience on the Real World, Pedro became a celebrity and a sympathetic face of the AIDS ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, thought provoking
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Safe
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: bleak, psychological, disturbing, atmospheric, serious ...
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Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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The Book of Stars
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A tale of two sisters. Penny (Masterson) cares for her younger sister Mary (Malone), who suffers from cystic fibrosis. "Cares for" is a questionable term, as the hardened, edgy Penny secretly makes her living in the world's oldest ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
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Anima
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A reporter doing a story on taxidermy discovers an odd older couple that he becomes convinced are ex-Nazi's. The chief item leading to this belief is an odd puppet theater the couple operate in their basement that re-creates the Nazi era using ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary, gloomy ...
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Place: europe, germany, new england, usa
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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 ...
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Stranger
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Algeria
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Stranger is a literal (but still very cinematic) adaptation of the novel by Albert Camus. Marcello Mastrioanni stars as Meursault, a man who feels utterly isolated from everyone and everything around him. This alienation results in sudden, ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, psychological, clever ...
Plot: murder, introspection, nihilism, estrangement, crime, unlikely criminals, dealing with death, funeral, prison, death of mother, courtroom drama, isolation ...
Time: 20th century, 30s
Place: middle east, algeria
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    User:   60%
 
 7.1
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Second Best
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The difficult relationship between a british postal officer and his adoptive son.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, sentimental
Plot: village, orphan, single parent, social worker, self discovery, parents and children, adoption, family relations, suicide, orphanage, dealing with death, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, wales
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    User:   53%
 
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Loved
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After a husband is accused of droving his third wife to suicide, his first wife Hedda, a troubled woman who can't hate or hurt others even if they had wronged her, is subpoenaed to testify on his abusive behavior during their marriage.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, bleak ...
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   65%
 
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The Doctor
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: touching, psychological, sentimental, emotional, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, medical school
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    User:   63%
 
Suspicious River
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: serious, sexual, erotic, realistic, tense ...
Plot: destructive relationship, strong sexual content, sexual abuse, hotel, sexual relations, small town, danger, prostitute, couples, juvenile delinquency, crumbling marriage, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, vancouver british columbia canada
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One True Thing
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Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
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Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, terminal illness, cancer, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, tragedy, parents and children, sacrifice, literature, suicide, small town, family drama ...
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Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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The Sacrifice
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.
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Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, disturbing, sincere ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Lori Reimuller learns that her young son Robbie has epilepsy, she first trusts the judgment of the hospital staff in how best to bring it under control. As Robbie's health slides radically downhill, however, she becomes frustrated and ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, sentimental ...
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Time: 90s
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The Big Brass Ring
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, realistic, psychological
Plot: head of state, media satire, political conspiracy, political corruption, campaign, politics, dishonesty, media, state affairs, gays and lesbians, journalism, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s
Place: missouri, usa
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    User:   46%
 
Contaminated Man
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: suspenseful, psychological, serious, bleak, tense
Plot: investigation, race against time, terrorism, track down, uncover truth, plague, chases and races, crimes, danger, deadly, dealing with death, journalism ...
Time: 80s
Place: hungary, budapest hungary
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Don't Forget You're Going to Die
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Benoit has planned out his life. Unfortunately he has forgotten the military duty. After he is called to duty he tries everything to get around. He goes to a psychiatrist who gives him medicine against depression. As this doesn't work out he ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, psychological
Plot: downfall, drug abuse, drugs/alcohol, crime, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, losing-it hero, destiny, terminal illness, love and romance, society, bisexual ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, italy, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   51%
 
Forget Me Never
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: serious, touching, realistic
Plot: college, terminal illness, life is a bitch, couples, politics, aging, memory loss, legal action, couple relations, friendship, mental illness, relationship vs career ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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System:   50%
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Anatomy of a Hate Crime
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This MTV film dramatizes the horrific hate-crime killing of 21-year-old Matthew Shepard (Cy Carter) in Wyoming. In 1998, Shepard, a gay college student, was savagely beaten by Russell Henderson (Ian Somerhalder) and Aaron McKinney (Brendan ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, murder, crime, college, social decay, crimes, deadly, society, youth, gender, coming out, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: wyoming, wisconsin
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Ivans xtc. (To Live and Die in Hollywood)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Update on Leo Tolstoy's "The Death of Ivan Ilyich," set in contemporary Hollywood.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: hollywood, rise and fall, uncover truth, showbiz, ambition, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, agent, skinny dipping, human nature, introspection, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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    User:   45%
 
The King Is Alive
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Stranded in the heat of a barren African desert, eleven bus-passengers shelter in the remnants of an abandoned town. As rescue grows more remote by the day and anxiety deepens, an idea emerges: why not stage a play. However the choice of King Lear ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: desert, survival, shakespeare, stranded, isolation, bus, dogma, tragedy, existentialism, village, rescue, relationships ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, australia, new jersey
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    User:   42%
 
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Intruder
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In childhood and youth, the three were "the inseparables." Luisa married Ángel, then two years later, she left him to marry Ramiro. After ten years, Ángel reappears, back from South America, broke and ill. Luisa is overcome with ...
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: love triangle, terminal illness, romance, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, best friends, tragic hero, friendship, unfulfilled love, life is a bitch, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain
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System:   49%
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Dancing in the Dark
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Anna Forbes suffers an attack and sexual abuse by her father-in-law. But when she overcomes her fear and tells her husband Mark what happened he does not believe her, choosing instead to believe his father who denies everything. As Anna becomes ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, talky, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, hospital, mental institution, legal action, legal investigation, rehabilitation, courtroom drama, false accusation, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, family in danger, mental illness ...
Time: 90s
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System:   49%
    User:   43%
 
The Mouth Agape
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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: terminal illness, unfulfillment, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, golden years, crumbling marriage, human nature, couple relations, death in the family, family in crisis, elderly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france
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System:   49%
    User:   41%
 
Color of Justice
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Four young black men kill a white woman, the D.A. is very cautious in how to proceed...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, thought provoking ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, courtroom, crime, hotshot lawyer, legal action, legal investigation, vengeance, murder, interracial relations, racism, courtroom drama, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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System:   48%
    User:   39%
 
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Citizen Cohn
Genre: 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: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: politics, gays and lesbians, hotshot lawyer, hospital, rise and fall, introspection, terminal illness, society, aids, unfulfillment, gender, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1960s, 1950s, year 1968 ...
Place: new york, usa
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    User:   48%
 

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Cries & Whispers
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 91 min.
Story: As Agnes slowly dies of cancer, her sisters are so deeply immersed in their own psychic pains that they can't offer her the support she needs. Maria is wracked with guilt at her husband's suicide, caused by his discovery of her ...
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Nicholas' Gift
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fact based drama about an American couple on vacation in Italy in 1994 with their two children who are attacked and shot by highway bandits. Shortly they discover that their son is brain dead. The parents are then faced with the hard decision to ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching
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