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Burn! (1969)
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Burn! (1969)
Original name: Queimada
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 132 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, bank, revolution, politics, racism, betrayal, assassination, slavery, colonialism, adventure, political unrest, crimes, heist, injustice, life is a bitch, danger, political corruption, dishonesty, rebelliousness, head of state, state affairs, interracial relations, imperialism, battles ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1840s
Place: england, caribbean, europe, portugal

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and captivating films with plots about state affairs, society, rebellion, political unrest, dishonesty, life is a bitch and heroes mostly in Drama, Action and War genres. Some movies like Burn!: The Battle of Algiers (1966), Tula: The Revolt (2013), Game for Vultures (1979), The Ugly American (1963), 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, military, resistance, french, freedom, torture, chaos, rebel, capture, oppression ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1957, 1950s, year 1954 ...
Place: algeria, africa, north africa, france, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: sentimental, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: rebellion, island, leadership, fighting the system, heroes, rebelliousness, political unrest, peaceful mission, revolution, injustice, interracial relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: military, society, danger, crimes, state affairs, arms dealing, revolution, conspiracy, terrorism, rebelliousness, interracial relations, racism ...
Time: 70s
Place: zimbabwe, africa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, rebellion, revolution, military coup, anti war, idealism, culture clash, political unrest, chaos and mayhem, injustice, chaos, imperialism ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: southeast asia, asia, indochina
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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The Little Soldier (1963)
Genre: War, Drama
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: suspenseful, captivating, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: assassination, politics, murder, terrorism, new wave, fighting the system, romance, espionage, deadly, state affairs, rebellion, against the rules ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, algeria, paris france, brazil ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: undercover, espionage, hidden identity, terrorism, on the run, secret agents, government agency, danger, betrayal, deadly, heroes, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.3
 805
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, danger, journalism, life is a bitch, battles, media, soldier, military, state affairs, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: middle east, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Final Comedown (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Black revolutionaries take action in the white suburbs.
Style: rough, suspenseful, disturbing, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revolution, racism, interracial relations, betrayal, politics, dishonesty, rebellion, state affairs, life is a bitch, crimes, society, suburbs ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 4.9
 2K
McBain (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Santos attempts to lead a people's revolt in Colombia to overthrow the Presidente. When his revolt fails and he is killed, his sister Christina goes to New York to find McBain, a lieutenant Santos rescued during the Vietnam War. McBain agrees ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rebellion, soldier, military, drug dealing, vengeance, rebelliousness, heroes, gang, danger, rivalry, revolution, buddies ...
Time: year 1973
Place: colombia, vietnam, asia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.0
 7K
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, suspenseful, emotional, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: photojournalist, revolution, journalism, idealism, politics, political unrest, media, military, rebelliousness, anti war, society, rebellion ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: nicaragua, latin america, central america, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.9
 3K
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, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: hostage, politics, rebellion, political unrest, culture clash, military, life is a bitch, crimes, deadly, danger, state affairs, confined ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.5
 2K
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: controversial, disturbing, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: racism, interracial relations, militant, black panther party, black panthers, revolution, politics, life is a bitch, fighting the system, dishonesty, state affairs, crimes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, california, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.8
 11K
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, rescue, battles, behind enemy lines, against the odds, political corruption, political unrest, dishonesty, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: africa, zimbabwe, england, london, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, chase, on the run, danger, state affairs, politics, dishonesty, against the rules, betrayal, injustice, hiding place, secret agents ...
Time: 70s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.7
 695
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: disturbing, rough, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom drama, gang, heist, prison life, prison, racism, tough heroes, rivalry, society, rebellion, betrayal, legal ...
Time: 60s
Place: south africa, london, africa, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 8.0
 3K
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: tense, realistic, serious, disturbing
Plot: politics, vengeance, rivalry, deadly, state affairs, crimes, dishonesty, society, murder, betrayal, buddies, slum ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
 2K
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, suspenseful, serious, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: assassination, political corruption, dehumanization, scapegoat, intrigue, betrayal, defamation, against the odds, leadership, ambition, society, head of state ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1950s
Place: congo, africa, brussels belgium, brussels, belgium ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 1K
Fidel & Che (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Fidel Castro rises to power in Cuba.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, sincere
Plot: revolution, rebellion, idealism, rebelliousness, ambition, politics, rise and fall, fighting the system, political corruption, racism, political unrest, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century
Place: cuba, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, captivating, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: assassination, assassination attempt, terrorism, state affairs, politics, revolution, political corruption, political unrest, rebelliousness, deadly, tragic hero, head of state ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.0
 2K
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, vengeance, social decay, track down, secret agents, undercover, fighting the system, genocide, political unrest, working undercover, political intrigue ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: India
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, emotional, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: rebellion, betrayal, militant, military life, rebelliousness, fighting the system, leadership, rivalry, intrigue, state affairs, military, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1800s
Place: india, asia, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 3.8
 476
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, escapades, rivalry, survival, contests and competitions, danger, adventure, dishonesty, criminal heroes, chaos and mayhem, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.5
 58
Noon Sunday (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Guam, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two mercenaries are hired to commit a political assassination.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: assassination, island, dishonesty, heroes, intrigue, danger, crimes, deadly, rivalry, leadership, mercenary, female mercenary ...
Time: 70s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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10,000 Black Men Named George (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the 1920s, the rights of American workers to join a labor union was still considered an open question, and African-Americans were routinely denied their civil and economic rights. 10,000 Black Men Named George, the title, refers to the fact ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, thought provoking, tense, contemplative ...
Plot: labor union, interracial relations, fighting the system, ambition, rise to the top, injustice, social decay, life is a bitch, journalism, rebellion, society, workplace ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20s, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: assassination, campaign, danger, crimes, haunted by the past, dishonesty, political corruption, politics, rivalry, graphic violence, deadly, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Chaos Factor (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An American army intelligence officer discovers corruption and murder by American soldiers in Vietnam.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, military, car chase, military life, espionage, undercover, fighting the system, rebellion, race against time, deadly, society, terrorism ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: cambodia, china, asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.1
 295
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: gloomy, bleak, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: dishonesty, revolution, religions or cults, battles, injustice, child in peril, social decay, against the odds, rebelliousness, political unrest, rebellion, criminal heroes ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Zookeeper (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Denmark, UK, Czech Republic, Netherlands
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jonah Ludovic (Sam Neill) is a custodian at a small municipal zoo. After a night of heavy shelling Ludovic arrives at his job to find the staff abandoning the zoo. He joins a skeleton crew that includes an elderly guard and a veterinarian (Om ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological, rough, tense ...
Plot: war, survival, wartime life, tragic hero, fighting the system, danger, life is a bitch, society, rebellion, political unrest, heroes, politics ...
Time: contemporary
Place: bosnia herzegovina, sarajevo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: rebellion, revolution, political unrest, idealism, danger, daring rescue, terrorism, soldier, state affairs, military, media, dictatorship ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: romania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: rough, suspenseful, biting, suspense, serious ...
Plot: racism, interracial relations, terrorism, revolution, rebellion, fighting the system, gang, politics, cia, idealism, social decay, political unrest ...
Time: 70s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%