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Amin: The Rise and Fall (1981)
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: 91 min.
Story: The chronicle of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin and his tyranic rule from 1971 to his overthrow in 1979.
Style: suspense, slasher, sinister, political thriller
Plot: dictator, erotica, atrocity, historical figure, prison, rape, terrorist, murderer, children, money, abduction, army, military, wedding, dead man, violence, bodyguard, party, journalist, politics, death, torture, betrayal, murder, soldier ...
Place: africa, uganda

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, serious, realistic and tense films with plots about murder, death, violence, brutality, corruption, blood and betrayal mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Amin: The Rise and Fall: The Last King of Scotland (2006), Stalin (1992), Romero (1989), Downfall (2004), Midnight Express (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: political, suspense, harsh, brutal, factual ...
Plot: dictatorship, genocide, politics, doctor, dictator, atrocity, corruption, attempted murder, polygamy, against humanity, torture, israeli ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: africa, uganda, scotland
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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: political, captivating, realistic, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: josef stalin, world war two, intrigue, communism, paranoia, stroke, marxist, leadership, murder, evil man, cold war, brutality ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 50s, year 1932 ...
Place: ussr, russia
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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: inspirational, realistic, sexy, disturbing, touching ...
Plot: murder, catholic, christian, church, politics, bishop, assassination, poverty, propaganda, political corruption, friendship, death ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: latin america, south america
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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: bleak, disturbing, harsh, atmospheric, intense ...
Plot: world war two, war, suicide, hitler, nazi, nazism, holocaust, fascism, national socialism, third reich, courage, betrayal ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, 20th century, year 1942
Place: berlin germany, germany, poland, prague, europe ...
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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, depressing ...
Plot: prison, brutality, escape, torture, court, injustice, lawyer, prison escape, escape attempt, convict, justice, drug smuggling ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1970, year 1972, year 1975 ...
Place: turkey, greece, istanbul turkey, brooklyn new york city
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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, captivating, serious, realistic, political thriller
Plot: conspiracy, freedom fighter, friendship, husband wife relationship, treason, election, president, rebellion, assassination, murder, spy, revolution ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century
Place: the philippines
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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: surreal, slasher, sadistic
Plot: revenge, bounty hunter, torture, prison, retribution, ex convict, death, brutality, murder, money, criminal, violence ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, america
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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, political, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: genocide, racism, war, against humanity, hotel, cruelty, ethnic conflict, politics, murder, un, war crime, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: africa, rwanda, congo, somalia, tanzania
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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: murder of friend, proletarian, brutality, insanity, land grab, police officer, mansion, propaganda, mass murder, bloodbath, politics, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
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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: suspense, tense, political, factual, harsh ...
Plot: civil war, journalism, photojournalist, politics, cold war, war, military, dictator, war correspondent, revolution, fighting the system, ethnic conflict ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: latin america, central america, south america
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Rosa Luxemburg (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: West Germany, Czechoslovakia
Duration: 122 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: political, suspense, feminist film, political thriller
Plot: women, anarchist, world war one, revolutionary, woman, communism, judaism, capitalism, socialist, gender, german history, reform ...
Time: year 1916
Place: berlin germany, germany
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Citizen X (1995)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 105 min.
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: suspense, tense, suspenseful, intense, factual ...
Plot: serial killer, communism, investigation, police investigation, murder, forensics, crimes, corpse, bureaucracy, execution, sexual sadism, psychiatrist ...
Time: 1930s, year 1990, year 1983, year 1986, year 1987 ...
Place: russia, california, ussr
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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: emotional, realistic, serious, factual, touching ...
Plot: loss of spouse, murder, execution, friendship, justice, faith, journalism, jihad, new love, death, husband wife relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, september 11 2001, 2000s ...
Place: pakistan, middle east, new york, los angeles, manhattan new york city ...
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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: political, bleak, harsh, intense, disturbing ...
Plot: terrorism, revolution, politics, anti war, bomb, journalist, prison, idealism, protest, revolutionary, terrorist, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1977, year 1976 ...
Place: germany, berlin germany, west berlin west germany, east germany, israel ...
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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, political, suspense
Plot: politics, butterfly, government, revolution, political corruption, vengeance, siblings relations, tragic love, dishonesty, love and romance, conspiracy, father son relationship ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: dominican republic
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22 July (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
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: suspense, suspenseful, rough, disturbing
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, mass murder, tragedy, car bomb, island, bomb, media frenzy, criminal, female judge, female lawyer, survivor ...
Time: 2010s, year 2011, 21st century
Place: norway, oslo norway, europe, eastern europe
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Bamboo Women's Prison (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A nurse in a Japanese women's POW camp during World War II masterminds an escapee.
Style: suspense, exciting, tense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: women's prison, cruelty, violence, nurse, brutality, prison, female prisoner, lesbian rape, friendship, spy, betrayal, humiliation ...
Time: 1940s
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Chicago Massacre: Richard Speck (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A horror film based on a real-life mass murder that took place in 1966. Richard Franklin Speck was a mass murderer who systematically tortured, raped and murdered eight student nurses from South Chicago Community Hospital in 1966.
Style: slasher, tense, disturbing, rough, bloody ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, sexual abuse, murder, psychopath, confined, violence spree, hostage, journalism, maniac, misogynist, brutality ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 90s, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, texas, dallas texas
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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: political, thought provoking, emotional, talky, disturbing ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: politics, dictatorship, political conspiracy, military coup, conspiracy, military, corruption, missing person, character study, journalist, political intrigue, violence ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: chile, south america, latin america, iraq, argentina ...
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The Killing Fields (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The Killing Fields tells the real-life story of a friendship between two journalists, an American and a Cambodian, during the bloody Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia in 1975, which led to the death of 2-3 million Cambodians during the next four ...
Style: disturbing, rough, political, emotional, tense ...
Plot: journalism, genocide, vietnam war, photographer, war, brutality, friendship, anti war, escape attempt, khmer rouge, communism, politics ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1984
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Evilenko (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1984, in Kiev, the communist teacher Andrej Romanovic Evilenko is dismissed from his position after a pedophilic act against a student. On 15 May 1984, the pedophile Evilenko begins to rape children, and then slashing the victims in pieces and ...
Style: slasher, suspense, surreal, heartbreaking, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, pedophile, child murder investigation, sexual abuse, psychopath, cannibalism, sexual sadism, woman in danger, pedophilia, murder, crimes, dead children ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 90s, year 1992, year 1984
Place: kiev ukraine, ukraine, russia, ussr, crimea
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Massacre Mafia Style (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Terror reigns when Mimi, the son of a deported Don, along with his associate Jolly Rizzo wage a bloody war for control of the West Coast underworld, battling hordes of hard-boiled mobsters and deadly black pimps on their rise to the top!
Style: cult film
Plot: exploitation, gangsters, sex, female nudity, prostitution, lesbian sex, porn industry, lesbian, adult filmmaking, dead woman, father son relationship, crucifix ...
Place: usa, italy, sicily
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Black Sunday (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
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.
Style: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, sexy, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, disaster, spy, chase, airplane, violence, secret service, espionage, conspiracy, betrayal, politics, american football ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: florida, miami, israel, middle east, usa ...
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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: suspenseful, tense, realistic, touching, stylized ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, drug cartel, family relations, murder, forbidden love, crimes, young lovers, siblings relations, mother daughter relationship, father son relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1991, 90s
Place: colombia
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SS Experiment Love Camp (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Near the end of WW2, prisoners of war are used in experiments to perfect the Arian race.
Style: erotic, banned film, sexploitation film
Plot: experiment, prostitute, world war two, nazi, erotica, exploitation, electric torture, lgbt, group sex, women in prison, sexploitation, sex orgy ...
Time: 1940s
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The Day of the Jackal (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An international assassin known as ‘The Jackal’ is employed by disgruntled French generals to kill President Charles de Gaulle, with a dedicated gendarme on the assassin's trail.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, political, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: conspiracy, terrorism, assassin, espionage, politics, police investigation, serial killer, spy, terrorist, hitman, terrorist plot, assassination ...
Time: year 1963, 20th century, 70s, 60s
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Dead Presidents (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Depicts a heist of old bills, retired from circulation and destined by the government to be "money to burn". However, more broadly, it addresses the issues of Black Americans' involvement in the Vietnam War and their subsequent ...
Style: realistic, suspense, disturbing, intense, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heist, vietnam war, crimes, redemption, gangsters, robbery, violence, brutality, gang, violent, justice, mercy killing ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, bronx new york city, new york, asia, usa ...
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Narcos (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Colombia
Duration: 49 min.
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Story: The true story of Colombia's infamously violent and powerful drug cartels.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gangsters, drug cartel, drug dealer, drug dealing, rise to the top, illegal drugs, cartel, cia agent, dea, crimes, master criminal, drugs ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 70s, 20th century
Place: colombia, latin america, mexico, panama, chile ...
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Child 44 (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic, UK, USA, Russia
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Set in Stalin-era Soviet Union, a disgraced MGB agent is dispatched to investigate a series of child murders -- a case that begins to connect with the very top of party leadership.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, serious, macabre, factual ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 50s, 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1945 ...
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Fight for Your Life (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A minister dispenses justice on three convicts who take his family hostage.
Style: disturbing, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
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Time: 70s
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