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, claustrophobia ...
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 thought provoking films with plots about life is a bitch, danger, politics, unfulfillment, society, terminal illness and crimes mostly in Drama, Thriller and War genres. Some movies like The Plague: Down Came a Blackbird (1995), Safe (1995), Boxed (2002), One True Thing (1998), Pu-239 (2006). 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: disturbing, psychological, serious, emotional, rough ...
Plot: kidnapping, clinic, crimes, against humanity, confined, deadly, haunted by the past, politics, price of justice, life is a bitch, state affairs, survival ...
Time: 90s
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95%
 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, thought provoking ...
Plot: quarantine, housewife, desert, retreat, illness, allergy, psychiatrist, medicine, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, couple relations, doctors and patients ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 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: suspenseful, thought provoking, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: state affairs, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, uncover truth, confined, politics, religions or cults, heroes, hostages, crimes, curses spells and rituals, legal action ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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, gloomy, serious, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, terminal illness, cancer, small town, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, parents and children, journal, family problems, family relations, homecoming, death of parent ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 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: suspenseful, tense, rough, serious, bleak ...
Plot: black market, terminal illness, plutonium, nuclear, chases and races, life is a bitch, crime, fugitives, on the run, radiation, tough heroes, politics ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: realistic, serious, psychological
Plot: politics, journalism, media, haunted by the past, campaign, political corruption, political conspiracy, head of state, dishonesty, state affairs, gays and lesbians, media satire ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, environmentalism, chaos, dishonesty, workplace, factory, political corruption, state affairs, workplace situations, human nature, society, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: sincere, thought provoking, touching, emotional, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family in crisis, couple relations, crumbling marriage, golden years, human nature, society, family problems, death in the family, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 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, surgery, doctor, coldhearted, doctors and patients, redemption, introspection, terminal illness, power relations, family relations, hopes, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: medical school, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, hopes, heroes, terminal illness, plague, society, doctors and patients, life is a bitch, politics, power relations, deadly, public health ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: tense, suspenseful, serious, bleak, psychological
Plot: deadly, chases and races, crimes, life is a bitch, uncover truth, dealing with death, journalism, investigation, terrorism, on the run, track down, death in the family ...
Time: 80s
Place: hungary, budapest hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Ploughman's Lunch (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A political drama scripted by novelist Ian McEwan
Style: disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, bleak, serious
Plot: manipulations, state affairs, media, journalism, dishonesty, intrigue, workplace, politics, news reporter, conservative, speech, radio ...
Time: 80s
Place: brighton
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, psychological, serious
Plot: kidnapping, politics, military dictatorship, torture, survival, state affairs, crimes, danger, ping pong, government agent, bomb, airplane ...
Time: 70s
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: rough, serious, psychological
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Time: 90s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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: suspenseful, rough, serious, psychological, bleak ...
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Time: 70s, year 1970
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Don't Forget You're Going to Die (1995)
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: gloomy, realistic, serious, psychological
Plot: destiny, losing-it hero, love and romance, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, crime, downfall, terminal illness, drug abuse, society, drugs/alcohol, aids ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: italy, france, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Forget Me Never (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, serious
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Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, thought provoking, gloomy ...
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Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.7
 344
Lamb of God (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The kidnapping 77-year-old man in Argentina forces his daughter to return to Buenos Aires after years of exile abroad.
Style: disturbing, rough, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: kidnapping, politics, missing person, crimes, confined, state affairs, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, dictatorship, exile
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Favorite Son (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jean-Paul Mantegna, the son of Italian immigrants now living in Nice, is a hunted man, riddled with debt and involved in borderline illegal companies. To extricate himself, he has to rely on Philippe and François, his two brothers, and on Raphaël, ...
Style: serious, realistic
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Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: italy, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.7
 3K
Providence (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Clive Langham (Sir John Gielgud) spends one tormenting night in his bed suffering from health problems and thinking up a story based on his relatives. He is a bitter man and he shows, through flashbacks, how spiteful, conniving and treacherous his ...
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, aging, family relations, terminal illness, human nature, writer's life, couple relations, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, parents and children, husband wife relationship, extramarital affair ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Special Bulletin (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A TV reporter and cameraman are taken hostage on a tugboat while covering a workers strike. The demands of the hostage-takers are to collect all the nuclear detonators in the Charleston, SC area so they may be detonated at sea. They threaten to ...
Style: disturbing, rough, bleak, psychological, serious ...
Plot: terrorism, journalism, anti war, nuclear, hostages, escapades, chases and races, crimes, save the day, media satire, media, hijacking ...
Time: 80s
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: disturbing, sexual, erotic, realistic, serious ...
Plot: sexual abuse, infidelity, prostitute, danger, deadly, small town life, strong sexual content, family problems, couples, haunted by the past, family relations, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, vancouver british columbia canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: miraculous event, life is a bitch, journalism, media, terminal illness, misfit, disability, human spirit, unfulfillment, child illness, hopes, brain tumor ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.9
 513
Loved (1997)
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: disturbing, gloomy, thought provoking, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: suicide, courtroom drama, legal investigation, unfulfillment, domestic disturbance, hotshot lawyer, power relations, legal, dedicated lawyer, crimes, life is a bitch, love affair ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Maruta 3 ... Destroy all Evidence (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: During the shut down and destruction of the Japanese test camp Squadron 731 in Manchuria, a soldier becomes infected with a virus developed during the camp's testing and risks spreading it into Japan on the train ride home.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, bleak
Plot: against humanity, military life, gory, bio weapon, danger, power relations, survival, soldier, military, laboratory, life is a bitch, wartime life ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: china, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Welcome to Sarajevo (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Follow a group of international journalists into the heart of the once cosmopolitan city of Sarajevo—now a danger zone of sniper and mortar attacks where residents still live. While reporting on an American aid worker who’s trying to get ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, emotional, rough, thought provoking ...
Plot: adoption, orphan, civil war, journalism, anti war, orphanage, war, family relations, rescue, danger, journalist, morality ...
Time: 90s
Place: sarajevo, england, vietnam, europe, former yugoslavia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Always Outnumbered (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An ex-con moves to L.A. to find work and creates a disturbance by fighting for a position. More importantly he touches the lives of many of his neighbors including an older man dying of cancer, a young married couple whose husband is too proud to ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic
Plot: terminal illness, cancer, gang, family relations, friends, family problems, couples, going straight, redemption, crimes, haunted by the past, retirement home ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%