Movies like The Rainbow Warrior

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The Rainbow Warrior (1993)
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The Rainbow Warrior (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Peter Wilcox (Voight), as skipper of the 'Rainbow Warrior', a Greenpeace ship, docks in Auckland, July 1985, preparing for a protest against French nuclear testing in the south pacific. When a bomb rips open the vessel, killing a crew member, he must convince the police superintendent (Neill) that this is an act of terrorism. Determined not to allow outside forces to threaten their harbor, the police embark on a pursuit of the persons responsible. The events that follow nearly bring down an allied nation's government.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: terrorist attack, environmental issue, crimes, ship, special agents, investigation, heroes, politics, terrorism, fighting the system, conspiracy, rebellion, danger, society, law enforcement, environmentalism, escapades, rivalry, state affairs, catastrophe
Time: 80s
Place: new zealand

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Most similar movies to The Rainbow Warrior

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and disturbing films with plots about danger, society, crimes, state affairs, heroes, fighting the system and politics mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like The Rainbow Warrior: Afterburn (1992), Lois Gibbs and the Love Canal (1982), The Informant (1997), A Glimpse of Hell (2001), Miracle on Interstate 880 (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: captivating, disturbing, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: state affairs, law enforcement, heroes, dishonesty, hopes, politics, righting the wronged, military, rivalry, investigation, fighting the system, danger ...
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95%
Lois Gibbs and the Love Canal (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An poorly-educated house-wife fights companies polluting her hometown's water-table in up-state New York during the 1970's
Style: bleak, suspenseful, realistic, serious, thought provoking
Plot: suburbs, rebellion, danger, fighting the system, society, life is a bitch, crimes, catastrophe, suburban life, impossible love, family in crisis, school ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
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80%
Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs. Salim Ajami (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: There is no question that the Arab terrorist portrayed by Robert Davi is guilty of killing five US citizens in Barcelona. Even his lawyers have zero respect for the rabidly sociopathic Davi. But Jewish defence attorney Ron Leibman is obsessed with ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: legal, terrorism, lawyer, professor, court, trial, terrorist, rebellion, deadly, state affairs, law enforcement, fighting the system ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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The Informant (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A former Irish Republican Army fighter, Gingy McAnally (Anthony Brophy), is reluctant about being called back into service after serving time in prison. He executes the grisly task but ends up captured by a sympathetic British police lieutenant ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful
Plot: terrorism, police investigation, politics, betrayal, law enforcement, rebellion, life is a bitch, heroes, tragic hero, society, danger, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: ireland, europe, belfast, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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A Glimpse of Hell (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A Navy officer tries to set the record straight after the Navy blames a 1989 explosion aboard the USS Iowa on a homosexual affair between two sailors.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: military, battleship, society, u.s. navy, military life, investigation, fighting the system, ship, dishonesty, army investigation, crimes, state affairs ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Miracle on Interstate 880 (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man attempts to rescue people trapped on the I-880 bridge after the top half collapses during the 1989 San Francisco earthquake.
Style: emotional, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: catastrophe, adventure, escapades, danger, child in peril, heroes, rescue, survival, heroic mission, freeway, collapse, earthquake
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Enemy Within (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Colonel Casey discovers what appears to be plans by General Lloyd to use fake military excercises to assist Jack Giddings in his plans to remove President Foster from office. Colonel Casey, and President Foster must find evidence that there is a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, political thriller
Plot: conspiracy, manhunt, undercover, government agency, race against time, betrayal, state affairs, political corruption, fighting the system, military, dishonesty, special agents ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: realistic, serious, psychological, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, kidnapping, murder, society, deadly, crimes, good versus evil, confined, working class, danger, state affairs, politics ...
Time: 70s, year 1970
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Sleeping Dogs (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Recluse Smith (Sam Neill) is drawn into a revolutionary struggle between guerillas and right-wingers in New Zealand. Implicated in a murder and framed as a revolutionary conspirator, Smith tries to maintain an attitude of non-violence while caught ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tragic ending
Plot: future dystopia, revolution, civil war, crimes, society, government agency, state affairs, deadly, chases and races, conspiracy, chaos, political corruption ...
Time: 70s, near future
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Taking of Flight 847: The Uli Derickson Story (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This made-for-television film documents the takeover of the TWA airliner in flight from Athens to Rome in 1985. The focus is on the flight attendant, Uli Derickson, whose courage and hope helped save all but one of the passengers on the plane. The ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, terrorism, hijacking, deadly, hostages, danger, heroes, rescue, stewardess, confined, rivalry, hostage ...
Time: 80s
Place: greece, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Baltic Storm (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A journalist from Berlin, Germany, and a Swedish lawyer discover the truth behind the sinking of the "MS Estonia" in 1994, where more than 850 people drowned.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: conspiracy, escapades, investigation, state affairs, crimes, ocean or sea, uncover truth, terrorism, dishonesty, journalism, deadly, politics ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, estonia, russia, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, uplifting, thought provoking
Plot: social misfits, heroes, fighting the system, misfit, legal, life is a bitch, hopes, politics, state affairs, society, righting the wronged, injustice ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Freefall: Flight 174 (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: True story of a brand-new Canadian airliner running out of fuel in-flight and forced to glide to the nearest airfield.
Style: rough, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: catastrophe, heroes, race against time, escapades, airplane, survival, police station, hijacking, hostage, danger, confined, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada, new york, montreal, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Judgement in Berlin (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: American judge in Germany must decide if the hijacking of an East German plane into West Berlin was justified.
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, touching, sincere
Plot: terrorism, politics, hijacking, courtroom drama, legal action, legal, danger, save the day, crimes, deadly, fighting the system, confined ...
Time: 70s
Place: germany, europe, east berlin east germany, east germany, east berlin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Insurgents (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Set in a post-9/11 America, four Americans come together to build a truck bomb and plan to detonate it on a target in the U.S. Highlighting the days leading up to the event.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, politics, conspiracy, bomb, rebellion, vengeance, terrorism, danger, rivalry, society, crimes, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: bleak, rough, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: terrorism, anti war, journalism, nuclear, save the day, hostages, rebellion, chases and races, race against time, state affairs, fighting the system, hostage ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
No God, No Master (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A plot to overthrow the United States government is uncovered in New York City in the summer of 1919 when William Flynn, a field agent for the Bureau of Investigation, is sent to investigate a bomb threat that has targeted some of America's ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, political drama
Plot: politics, investigation, terrorism, political unrest, law enforcement, danger, crimes, state affairs, assassination, society, assassination attempt, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s, year 1919
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Hide in Plain Sight (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: True story of a divorced father in search of his children when his ex-wife enters the witness relocation program.
Style: rough, psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: custody, witness protection, fighting the system, rebellion, dishonesty, witnessing a crime, society, obsessive quest, gangsters, crimes, bandit, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 933
Policeman (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A member of an Israeli anti-terrorist unit clashes with a group of young radicals.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak, biting ...
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, state affairs, rebellion, danger, fighting the system, terrorism, social decay, swat, rebelliousness, social differences, crimes, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Everybody's Baby: The Rescue of Jessica McClure (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Based on the true story of baby Jessica McClure who fell into a drain pipe in her back yard while playing. She was stuck in the pipe about 20 to 30 feet down and it took rescuers 58 hours to get her out. There was fear that if they shook the earth ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: escapades, daring rescue, heroes, confined, twins, danger, babies and infants, isolation, media coverage, police chief, baby, trapped ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Erebus: Operation Overdue (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 70 min.
Story: On 28 November 1979, an Air New Zealand jet with 257 passengers went missing during a sightseeing tour over Antarctica. Within hours 11 ordinary police officers were called to duty to face the formidable Mount Erebus. As the police recovered the ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: investigation, survival, investigative, escapades, danger, uncover truth, heroic mission, dishonesty, catastrophe, archive footage, forces of nature, reenactment ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: antarctica, new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: fighting the system, rebellion, uncover truth, social decay, idealism, moral dilemma, legal, life is a bitch, politics, danger, church, price of justice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, India, USA
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, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: chaos, environmentalism, life is a bitch, workplace, dishonesty, factory, society, state affairs, danger, human nature, workplace situations, political corruption ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The War Within (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Pakistani involved in a planned attack in New York City experiences a crisis of conscience.
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: injustice, life is a bitch, society, crimes, rivalry, danger, couple relations, introspection, false accusation, vengeance, politics, terrorist plot ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, france, europe, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Hurricane (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Two hurricane hunters track a huge, violent hurricane that is bearing down on a Gulf Coast town.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, psychotronic
Plot: hurricane, chases and races, adventure, rescue, escapades, danger, heroes, forces of nature, catastrophe, running out of gas, party, u.s. navy ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 434
Attica (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A behind the scenes look of the 1971 prisoners revolt at the Attica prison.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, suspenseful, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: prison, hostage, rebellion, fighting the system, prison riot, confined, misfit, life is a bitch, anti heroes, deadly, criminal heroes, politics ...
Time: 70s, year 1971
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Revolutionary (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: "A", a member of a student protest organization, becomes disenchanted by his group's inability to effect real change. Emboldened to pursue more radical methods by the older, experienced leftist organizer Despard, "A" ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: strike, fighting the system, legal, life is a bitch, injustice, courtroom, prison, chaos and mayhem, politics, legal action, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Christmas Miracle in Caufield, U.S.A. (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Television drama in which miners spend their Christmas Eve in a collapsed mine.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: danger, christmas, chases and races, escapades, adventure, life is a bitch, workplace situations, heroes, daring rescue, catastrophe, labor union, race against time ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1951
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Whitewash: The Clarence Brandley Story (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Clarence Brandley, a black man wrongly accused in 1980 of the murder of a 16-year-old white high school girl named Cheryl Ferguson. Brandley worked at Conroe High School, where Ferguson was visiting as a member of the ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prison, confined, fighting the system, false accusation, uncover truth, courtroom drama, legal action, dishonesty, society, life is a bitch, legal, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
My Little Assassin (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: 1981: Marita Lorenz checks into an Havana hotel and, in a flashback, remembers 22 years' before. At 19, visiting Cuba from New York, she comes to the attention of Fidel Castro, the country's rebel president. He invites her to be his ...
Style: suspenseful, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: assassination, love and romance, politics, special agents, inventions and discoveries, translator, crimes, state affairs, deadly, hospital, fall in love, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: cuba, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%