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Amin: The Rise and Fall (1981)
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Amin: The Rise and Fall (1981)
Original name: Rise and Fall of Idi Amin
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Nigeria, Kenya
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The chronicle of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin and his tyranic rule from 1971 to his overthrow in 1979.
Style: suspense, political thriller, slasher, sinister
Plot: dictator, atrocity, historical figure, prison, henchman, rape, terrorist, murderer, army, party, dead man, money, wedding, bodyguard, violence, military, death, homicidal maniac, politics, suicide, abduction, family relations, torture, soldier, crazy ...
Place: uganda, africa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, realistic, serious and tense films with plots about murder, violence, brutality, death, blood, betrayal and corruption mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Amin: The Rise and Fall: Romero (1989), Stalin (1992), The Last King of Scotland (2006), The President (2012), Downfall (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Romero (1989)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Romero is a compelling and deeply moving look at the life of Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador, who made the ultimate sacrifice in a passionate stand against social injustice and oppression in his county. This fil chronicles the transformation ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, political thriller, tragic ending ...
Plot: murder, church, bishop, fighting the system, priest, politics, battles, campaign, political unrest, society, crimes, clergy ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: latin america, south america
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Stalin (1992)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Russia, Hungary, USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: The life and career of the brutal Soviet dictator, Josef Stalin.
Style: captivating, disturbing, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Plot: leadership, murder, paranoia, josef stalin, stroke, child molester, power relations, kgb, totalitarianism, deadly, life is a bitch, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 1930s, 1920s, 40s ...
Place: russia, soviet union, ussr
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The Last King of Scotland (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Young Scottish doctor, Nicholas Garrigan decides it's time for an adventure after he finishes his formal education, so he decides to try his luck in Uganda, and arrives during the downfall of President Obote. General Idi Amin comes to power and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, brutal, factual ...
Plot: dictatorship, genocide, dictator, doctor, against humanity, atrocity, politics, corruption, blacks and whites, violence, attempted murder, head of state ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: uganda, africa, scotland
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83%
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The President (2012)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Philippines
Duration: 162 min.
Story: The film begins with his capture by Philippine and US forces under Frederick Funston's command in 1901, then flashes back to 1886, when an old woman gives Aguinaldo and his childhood friend Candido Tirona cryptic prophecies. Ten years later, ...
Style: suspense, political thriller, realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: freedom fighter, conspiracy, president, assassination, friendship, treason, rebellion, election, husband wife relationship, secret organization, murder, spy ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century
Place: the philippines
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Downfall (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Austria, Italy
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In April of 1945, Germany stands at the brink of defeat with the Russian Army closing in from the east and the Allied Expeditionary Force attacking from the west. In Berlin, capital of the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler proclaims that Germany will still ...
Style: psychological, bleak, disturbing, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: world war two, hitler, third reich, nazism, war, suicide, desperation, confined, national socialism, ss, paranoia, war crime ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, prague, bavaria ...
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43%
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Hotel Rwanda (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, South Africa, Italy, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, this film takes place in Rwanda in the 1990s when more than a million Tutsis were killed in a genocide that went mostly unnoticed by the rest of the world. Hotel owner Paul Rusesabagina houses over a thousand refuges in his ...
Style: emotional, rough, thought provoking, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: genocide, racism, against humanity, war crime, un, cruelty, war, refugee, atrocity, massacre, corpse, violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: africa, rwanda, congo, somalia, tanzania
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41%
Midnight Express (1978)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Billy Hayes is caught attempting to smuggle drugs out of Turkey. The Turkish courts decide to make an example of him, sentencing him to more than 30 years in prison. Hayes has two opportunities for release: the appeals made by his lawyer, his ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, suspense, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: prison, torture, lawyer, injustice, escape, drug smuggling, brutality, escape attempt, suprisingly clever, trial, convict, prison life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974, year 1972, year 1970 ...
Place: turkey, brooklyn new york city, istanbul turkey, greece
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39%
Yesterday's Promise (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Philippines
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Three strong-willed sisters face tough choices.
Style: suspense, political thriller
Plot: illegitimate daughter, attempted murder, lie, sister sister relationship, political corruption, maniac, funeral, ambition, catholic church, death, family feud, paranoia ...
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38%
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A Mighty Heart (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on Mariane Pearl's account of the terrifying and unforgettable story of her husband, Wall Street Journal reporter Danny Pearl's life and death.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, suspenseful, factual ...
Plot: murder, loss of spouse, investigation, politics, friendship, faith, kidnapping, journalism, execution, missing person, muslim, fbi ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, september 11 2001, 2000s ...
Place: pakistan, middle east, manhattan new york city, new york, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Glove (1979)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In this actioner, a bounty hunter is assigned to bring back an enormous and angry ex-convict who wears a deadly glove made of leather and steal. Rock'em sock'em mayhem ensues.
Style: sadistic, slasher
Plot: bounty hunter, torture, gloves, revenge, ex convict, prison, retribution, serial murder, sadism, american horror, stabbed to death, villain ...
Time: 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Rosa Luxemburg (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: West Germany, Czechoslovakia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Wronke Prison, 1916. Social democrat Rosa Luxemburg faces a mock execution. Twenty years earlier, Rosa's political gifts are acknowledged by everyone, as she struggles for democratic government in Germany and revolution in Poland. There she ...
Style: feminist film, suspense, political thriller
Plot: marxism, communism, feminism, female director, social injustice, firing squad, writing, mansion, leftist, meeting, bourgeoisie, intrigue ...
Time: year 1916
Place: berlin germany, germany
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36%
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Salvador (1986)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA, Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A second rated journalist from the US tries his luck in El Salvador during the military dictatorship in the 1980s.
Style: tense, suspense, rough, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: civil war, journalism, photojournalist, war, politics, liberal, media, state affairs, life is a bitch, war correspondent, dictatorship, dictator ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: south america, central america, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany, France, Czech Republic
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Der Baader Meinhof Komplex depicts the political turmoil in the period from 1967 to the bloody "Deutschen Herbst" in 1977. The movie approaches the events based on Stefan Aust's standard work on Die Rote Armee Fraktion (RAF). The ...
Style: intellectual, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, revolution, politics, robbery, anti war, political unrest, trial, judge, journalist, police brutality, german, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1974 ...
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, mexico city, west berlin west germany ...
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Imperium (2016)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
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Duration: 109 min.
Story: Nate Foster, a young, idealistic FBI agent, goes undercover to take down a radical white supremacy terrorist group. The bright up-and-coming analyst must confront the challenge of sticking to a new identity while maintaining his real principles as ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, intense, disturbing ...
Plot: neo nazi, skinhead, terrorist, fbi, anti fascist, racist, racism, undercover, justice, racial slur, patriot, islam ...
Time: year 1969, 70s
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Charlotte Corday (2008)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Set in July 1793 during the outbreak of the French Revolution and the unleashing of the Reign of Terror, a young girl from Caen named Charlotte Corday plots to assassinate Jacobin newspaper editor Jean-Paul Marat.
Style: political thriller, suspense
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Time: 18th century, 1700s
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22 July (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Norway, Iceland
Duration: 143 min.
Story: In Norway on 22 July 2011, right-wing terrorist Anders Behring Breivik murdered 77 young people attending a Labour Party Youth Camp on Utöya Island outside of Oslo. This three-part story will focus on the survivors of the attacks, the political ...
Style: based on true events, suspense, rough, suspenseful
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Henry likes to kill people, in different ways each time. Henry shares an apartment with Otis. When Otis' sister comes to stay, we see both sides of Henry: "the guy next door" and the serial killer.
Style: realistic, sadistic, disturbing, scary, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, killing spree, psychopath, murder, insanity, strangulation, merciless, incest, rape, manic, prostitute, sexual abuse ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, midwest, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Bamboo Women's Prison (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 110 min.
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Story: A young British soldier must find his way back to safety after his unit accidentally abandons him during a riot in the streets of Belfast.
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, ira, survival, terrorism, violence, military, riot, explosion, danger, war, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
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Black Sunday (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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Story: An Israeli anti-terrorist agent must stop a disgruntled Vietnam vet cooperating in a plot to commit a terrorist plot at the Super Bowl.
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Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
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Story: Based on the true story of a Russian serial killer who, over many years, claimed victim to over 50 people. His victims were mostly under the age of 17. In what was then a communists state, the police investigations were hampered by bureaucracy, ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, factual ...
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Time: 80s, 1930s
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Missing (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Based on the real-life experiences of Ed Horman. A conservative American businessman travels to a South American country to investigate the sudden disappearance of his son after a right-wing military takeover. Accompanied by his son's wife he ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
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Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
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Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 157 min.
Story: A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May, 2011.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, rough, talky ...
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Style: realistic, captivating, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
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Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1985, year 1982 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Detroit (2017)
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In the Time of the Butterflies (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the Time of the Butterflies is inspired by the true story of the three Mirabal sisters who, in 1960, were murdered for their part in an underground plot to overthrow the government.
Style: realistic, serious, suspense
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Time: 1940s, 1950s, 1930s, 1960s, 50s ...
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24%
Escobar: Paradise Lost (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, Spain, Belgium, Panama
Duration: 120 min.
Story: For Pablo Escobar family is everything. When young surfer Nick falls for Escobar's niece, Maria, he finds his life on the line when he's pulled into the dangerous world of the family business.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, captivating, serious ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s, year 1991, 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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The Hunted (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In the wilderness of British Columbia, two hunters are tracked and viciously murdered by Aaron Hallum. Former Special Operations instructor, L.T. Bonham is approached and asked to apprehend Hallum, his former student, who has 'gone rogue' ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, combat, swat team, chase, human monster, murder, special agents, haunted by the past, violence, massacre, maniac, fbi ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 2000s, 1990s
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