Movies like Burn!

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Burn! (1969)
Burn! (1969)
Original name: Queimada
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The professional mercenary Sir William Walker instigates a slave revolt on the Caribbean island of Queimada in order to help improve the British sugar trade. Years later he is sent again to deal with the same rebels that he built up because they have seized too much power that now threatens British sugar interests.
Style: tense, disturbing, serious, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, allegory
Plot: island, rebellion, revolution, bank, politics, racism, betrayal, assassination, slavery, colonialism, adventure, political unrest, heist, crimes, life is a bitch, injustice, head of state, rebelliousness, political corruption, dishonesty, state affairs, interracial relations, imperialism, battles, militant ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s, victorian
Place: england, caribbean, europe, portugal

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Most similar movies to Burn!

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about state affairs, society, rebellion, political unrest, politics, revolution and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Action and War genres. Some movies like Burn!: The Battle of Algiers (1966), Tula: The Revolt (2013), The Ugly American (1963), Game for Vultures (1979), The Little Soldier (1963). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Battle of Algiers (1966)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, Algeria
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Tracing the struggle of the Algerian Front de Liberation Nationale to gain freedom from French colonial rule as seen through the eyes of Ali from his start as a petty thief to his rise to prominence in the organisation and capture by the French in ...
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Plot: revolution, rebellion, bomb, french algerian war, resistance, military, french, freedom, torture, chaos, protest, oppression ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1957, year 1962, year 1956 ...
Place: algeria, africa, north africa, france, paris france ...
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Tula: The Revolt (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands Antilles, Netherlands
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 'Tula, The Revolt' is an international English spoken feature length movie about the leader of the big slave uprising on the island of Curacao, a Dutch colony in 1795.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: rebellion, island, heroes, fighting the system, leadership, rebelliousness, society, life is a bitch, peaceful mission, injustice, revolution, political unrest ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean
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The Ugly American (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An intelligent, articulate scholar, Harrison MacWhite, survives a hostile Senate confirmation hearing at the hands of conservatives to become ambassador to Sarkan, a southeast Asian country where civil war threatens a tense peace. Despite his ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, disturbing
Plot: politics, revolution, rebellion, military coup, injustice, imperialism, chaos, fighting the system, dishonesty, state affairs, heroes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s
Place: southeast asia, asia, indochina
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Game for Vultures (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The South African businessman David Swansey is delivering illegal German helicopters to Rhodesia. That makes the patriot Gideon Marunga an angry man.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: revolution, arms dealing, rebellion, military, terrorism, society, opposites attract, dishonesty, state affairs, soldier, adventure, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: zimbabwe, africa, london
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The Little Soldier (1963)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: During the Algerian war for independence from France, a young Frenchman living in Geneva who belongs to a right-wing terrorist group and a young woman who belongs to a left-wing terrorist group meet and fall in love. Complications ensue when the man ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: assassination, politics, terrorism, murder, fighting the system, romance, espionage, state affairs, dishonesty, crimes, love and romance, assassination attempt ...
Time: 50s, 60s
Place: europe, france, algeria, paris france, geneva switzerland ...
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The Final Comedown (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Black revolutionaries take action in the white suburbs.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, disturbing
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revolution, racism, interracial relations, militant, injustice, suburbs, politics, state affairs, betrayal, life is a bitch, dishonesty, rebellion ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
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A Line in the Sand (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
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, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: hidden identity, espionage, undercover, government agency, terrorism, betrayal, on the run, secret agents, crimes, battles, special agents, arms dealing ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iran, europe, england, middle east
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Under Fire (1983)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Three U.S. journalists (Nick Nolte, Joanna Cassidy, Gene Hackman) get too close to one another and their work in 1979 Nicaragua.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, emotional, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: photojournalist, revolution, journalism, idealism, politics, media, military, political unrest, society, anti war, rebelliousness, rebellion ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979
Place: nicaragua, latin america, central america, ireland
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The Situation (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The first U.S.-made film drama set during the Iraq war, THE SITUATION chronicles the tragic death of an Iraqi teenager at the hands of U.S. soldiers. The incident sets off an "investigation," a cover-up, and complications involving Iraqi ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: iraq war, racism, assassination, military, soldier, battles, life is a bitch, state affairs, journalism, terrorism, media, politics ...
Time: contemporary
Place: middle east, iraq
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Panther (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Panther is a semi-historic film about the origins of The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. The movie spans about 3 years (1966-68) of the Black Panther's history in Oakland. Panther also uses historical footage (B/W) to emphasize some ...
Style: disturbing, tense, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: militant, racism, interracial relations, black panthers, revolution, politics, self defense, injustice, state affairs, crimes, rebellion, fighting the system ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, california, ireland
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Rebellion (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: France, New Caledonia
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Dissidents in a French colony attack a police station and take hostages.
Style: tense, serious, sincere, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: hostage, politics, rebellion, culture clash, political unrest, military, moral dilemma, injustice, disorder, state affairs, terrorism, confined ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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The Wild Geese (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Switzerland, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A British multinational company seeks to overthrow a vicious dictator in central Africa. It hires a band of (largely aged) mercenaries in London and sends them in to save the virtuous but imprisoned opposition leader who is also critically ill and ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, tense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, adventure, military, betrayal, battles, rescue, behind enemy lines, political unrest, political corruption, against the odds, heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: africa, zimbabwe, england, london, europe ...
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The Wilby Conspiracy (1975)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Having spent 10 years in prison for nationalist activities, Shack Twala is finally ordered released by the South African Supreme Court but he finds himself almost immediately on the run after a run-in with the police. Assisted by his lawyer Rina Van ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, racism, on the run, betrayal, dishonesty, politics, state affairs, against the rules, injustice, heroes, secret agents, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: south africa, africa, johannesburg south africa
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Charlie (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in Post World War II Britain, chronicles the rise and fall of real life British crime lord Charlie Richardson.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom drama, gang, tough heroes, heist, racism, prison, prison life, society, legal, rivalry, criminal's revenge, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 60s
Place: london, south africa, england, europe, africa
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Madras (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 156 min.
Story: A portrayal of the lives of the people living in North Madras, focusing on the politics inside the slums and how their plight remains the same, despite the political class luring them constantly during elections.
Style: serious, tense, realistic, disturbing
Plot: politics, rivalry, vengeance, murder, society, state affairs, crimes, betrayal, dishonesty, buddies, slum, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
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The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: India, UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The film begins in 1857, when India was ruled by the British East India Company. Mangal Pandey is a sepoy, a soldier of Indian origin, in the army of the East India Company. Pandey is fighting in the Anglo-Afghan Wars and saves the life of his ...
Style: epic, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic
Plot: rebellion, betrayal, militant, fighting the system, leadership, rebelliousness, military life, battles, revolution, society, intrigue, military ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: india, asia, afghanistan
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Lumumba (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Belgium, Germany, Haiti
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The true story of the rise to power and brutal assassination of the formerly vilified and later redeemed leader of the independent Congo, Patrice Lumumba. Using newly discovered historical evidence, Haitian-born and later Congo-raised writer and ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, thought provoking, suspense ...
Plot: assassination, political corruption, betrayal, intrigue, dehumanization, scapegoat, defamation, against the odds, leadership, ambition, political unrest, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s
Place: congo, africa, brussels, belgium, latin america ...
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Land and Freedom (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Spain, Germany, Italy, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The movie narrates the story of David Carr, an unemployed worker and member of the Communist Party of Great Britain. In 1936 he decides to fight for the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War, an anti-fascist coalition of liberals, communists and ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: revolution, working class, fascism, civil war, politics, spanish civil war, communism, communist, anarchist, fighting the system, idealism, war ...
Time: 1930s, 90s, 20th century
Place: spain, barcelona, england, europe
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The Rebel (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: Vietnam
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 1920s. Vietnam under colonial French ruling. Anti-French rebellions emerge all over the country to disrupt the foreign occupiers. In respond, the colonialist employed units of Vietnamese agents to track and destroy these rebels. The film follows the ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, touching, suspenseful
Plot: martial arts, rebellion, fighting the system, track down, undercover, secret agents, vengeance, social decay, dishonesty, assassination, romance, rivalry ...
Time: 1920s
Place: vietnam, asia
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55 Days at Peking (1963)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Diplomats, soldiers and other representatives of a dozen nations fend off the siege of the International Compound in Peking during the 1900 Boxer Rebellion. The disparate interests unite for survival despite competing factions, overwhelming odds, ...
Style: epic, serious, exciting, realistic, tense ...
Plot: battles, imperialism, siege, politics, military, state affairs, rivalry, political unrest, against the odds, tragic hero, rescue, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, victorian era, year 1900, turn of the century
Place: england, china, france, beijing china, asia ...
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Winstanley (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gerrard Winstanley is the leader of a 17th Century religious group that believes the land should be owned communaly. He comes into conflict with both the state and the church.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, gloomy, bleak ...
Plot: battles, injustice, revolution, religions or cults, politics, intrigue, society, criminal heroes, rebellion, rivalry, state affairs, life is a bitch ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england
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Noon Sunday (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Guam, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two mercenaries are hired to commit a political assassination.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: assassination, island, heroes, rivalry, leadership, dishonesty, intrigue, crimes, female mercenary, mercenary, female nudity, betrayal ...
Time: 70s
Place: pacific ocean
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The Spook Who Sat by the Door (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A black man plays Uncle Tom in order to gain access to CIA training, then uses that knowledge to plot a new American Revolution.
Style: realistic, serious, biting, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: racism, interracial relations, politics, gang, fighting the system, rebellion, terrorism, ghost, revolution, cia, workplace intrigue, city life ...
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, washington d.c.
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Gale Force (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A new reality-style game show, "Treasure Hunt" has invited a cast of contestants, including a Los Angeles cop who's joined to try and make up for an earlier PR blunder, to a tropical island to hunt for a buried treasure worth ten ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, captivating, realistic
Plot: treasure hunt, island, hurricane, escapades, survival, rivalry, adventure, contests and competitions, criminal heroes, dishonesty, chaos and mayhem, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
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April Captains (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Portugal, Spain, Italy, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Story of the 1974 coup that overthrew the right-wing Portuguese dictatorship--which continued the fascist policies of long-time dictator Antonio Salazar--and of two young army captains who were involved in it.
Style: tense, serious, rough, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: dictatorship, revolution, rebellion, family relations, state affairs, politics, military coup, siblings relations, political unrest, rebelliousness, society, militant ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974
Place: portugal, africa, angola
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The Chaos Factor (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An American army intelligence officer discovers corruption and murder by American soldiers in Vietnam.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, military, car chase, espionage, rebellion, undercover, fighting the system, military life, terrorism, society, race against time, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: cambodia, asia, china, vietnam
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The Paper Will Be Blue (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Out of enthusiasm, a Militia soldier abandons his platoon and decides to fight for the cause of the Revolution. His Lieutenant and the rest of the crew look for him during the confused night of 22-23 December 1989.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Plot: rebellion, revolution, political unrest, soldier, military, daring rescue, terrorism, state affairs, idealism, media, suburbs, society ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: romania, europe
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Enemies Among Us (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: It's not politics as usual, or is it? The governor of Louisiana is about to become the vice-presidential candidate for his party but a murder and an international web spanning from South Africa to Pakistan and North Korea might just get in the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: assassination, campaign, crimes, political corruption, dishonesty, haunted by the past, politics, rivalry, graphic violence, state affairs, sex, corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa
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Fidel & Che (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 206 min.
Story: Fidel Castro rises to power in Cuba.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, tense
Plot: fidel castro, revolution, rebellion, fighting the system, politics, ambition, rise and fall, idealism, rebelliousness, political corruption, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: cuba, latin america
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The Rider Named Death (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In pre-Soviet Russia, Boris Savinkov leads a terrorist faction of Socialist-Revolutionary Party members responsible for the deaths of governors and ministers.
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, captivating, clever ...
Plot: assassination, terrorism, assassination attempt, state affairs, politics, rebellion, tragic hero, heroes, head of state, dishonesty, revolution, political corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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