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Salvador (2006)
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Salvador (2006)
Original name: Salvador (Puig Antich)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Spain, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The story of Salvador Puig Antich, one of the last political prisoners to be executed under Franco's Fascist State in 1974.
Style: rough, suspenseful, disturbing, thought provoking, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: anarchist, politics, missing person, legal investigation, rebellion, legal, against humanity, crimes, revolution, fighting the system, crime, journalism, robbery, dictatorship, political unrest, rebelliousness, state affairs, demonstration, militant, confined, society, execution, merciless, prison, underground ...
Time: 70s
Place: barcelona, spain, europe, barcelona spain

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and thought provoking films with plots about state affairs, politics, society, rebellion, political unrest, fighting the system and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Salvador: Zuzu Angel (2006), Patty Hearst (1988), April Captains (2000), 23rd March 1931: Shaheed (2002), Summer Crisis (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Zuzu Angel (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Brazil
Duration: 108 min.
Story: "Zuzu Angel" covers the last years of the famous Brazilian fashion designer in her doomed quest for justice in the case of her activist son Stuart's arrest, torture, murder and subsequent corpse disposal by the military forces in ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: missing person, uncover truth, fighting the system, rebellion, politics, society, life is a bitch, injustice, crimes, legal, parents and children, price of justice ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: latin america, brazil, rio de janeiro
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Patty Hearst (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The true story of a rich girl who was abducted by American revolutionaries in the 1970's. Her time spent with her captors made her question herself and her way of life and she joined forces with the cause that her abductors were fighting for. ...
Style: suspenseful, thought provoking, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: terrorism, kidnapping, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, danger, crimes, rescue, revolution, political corruption, journalism, unlikely criminals, politics, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s
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81%
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: rough, tense, serious, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: revolution, rebellion, dictatorship, state affairs, politics, family relations, military coup, war, siblings relations, society, rebelliousness, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974
Place: portugal, africa, angola
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68%
23rd March 1931: Shaheed (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: India
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Bhagat Singh, a freedom fighter, is arrested for killing the British official responsible for the death of his mentor Lala Lajpatrai. He is ultimately hanged for his misdeed.
Style: disturbing, rough, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: prison, vengeance, prison life, rebellion, politics, life is a bitch, deadly, legal, rebelliousness, life sentence, police brutality, trial ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 30s, 20s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Summer Crisis (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the summer of 1969, Bernard, a Gaspesian fisherman's son, arrive in Perce to fin work. He meets Paul, Jacques and Francis, Quebec Independence activists who have come to open the 'Fisherman's House'. They aim to organize ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense
Plot: fighting the system, rebelliousness, idealism, political unrest, rebellion, hopes, society, political activism, small town, state affairs, crisis, innocence lost ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969
Place: canada, quebec
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55%
The Inner Circle (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Soviet Union, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The true story of Ivan Sanchin, the KGB officer who was Stalin's private film projectionist from 1939 until the dictator's death. Told from Sanchin's view, the sympathetic but tragically flawed hero maintains unwavering faith in his ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, politics, kgb, state affairs, head of state, political unrest, injustice, dictatorship, projectionist, stalinism, love, josef stalin ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 50s ...
Place: russia
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49%
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Orange Honey (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Portugal
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Andalusia in the fifties. Enrique and Carmen just meet and fall deeply in love. Carmen gets him to stay in military service in a court of the city. Enrique, in view of the injustices he witnesses every day, realizes that to change the course of ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, captivating
Plot: soldier, rebelliousness, moral dilemma, life turned upside down, rebellion, against the rules, fighting the system, military, legal, life is a bitch, political unrest, price of justice ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: spain, andalusia
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48%
The Rice Bomber (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on a true social event, The Rice Bomber depicts a series of bombing events in Taiwan a decade ago. It is a time when the agriculture is struggling to survive. A man strives to arouse the government’s attention and to revive its conscience by ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: rebellion, fighting the system, forced into action, family relations, political unrest, rebelliousness, state affairs, globalization, society, siblings relations, bomber, farmer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan
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47%
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Che! (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Biography of Argentinian revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara, who helped Fidel Castro in his struggle against the corrupt Batista regime, eventually resulting in the overthrow of that government and Castro's taking over of Cuba. The ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, realistic, serious, factual ...
Plot: revolution, chaos, political unrest, folk hero, leadership, military, society, rebellion, injustice, rebelliousness, idealism, revolutionary ...
Time: 20th century
Place: cuba, bolivia, latin america, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Winnie Mandela (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: South Africa, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A drama that chronicles the life of Winnie Mandela from her childhood through her marriage and her husband's incarceration.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: ambition, confined, state affairs, politics, hopes, society, political unrest, isolation, feminism, blind ambition, gender, pursuit ...
Time: 20th century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Noriega: God's Favorite (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of Panamanian dictator, Manuel Noriega.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspense, tense ...
Plot: assassination, political unrest, army investigation, soldier, politics, clergy, ambition, crimes, fighting the system, head of state, state affairs, revolution ...
Time: 90s
Place: panama
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39%
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Rasputin (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Details the life of the Russian monk Rasputin. The film shows his rise to power and how it corrupted him. His sexual perversions and madness ultimatly leads to his gruesome assasination.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: assassination, clergy, intrigue, royal family, politics, ambition, tragic hero, psychopath, betrayal, mental illness, royal court, rebelliousness ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917, year 1916
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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37%
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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 ⇓
37%
From a Far Country (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, UK, Poland
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The film is a biography of Pope John Paul II. It starts in 1926 when the boy Karol Wojtila was celebrating Christmas with his father in Poland. Some years later Nazi Germany attacks Poland and invades the country while Wojtila seeks refuge at the ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: pope, rebellion, politics, world war two, catholic church, genocide, rebelliousness, holocaust, anti semitism, religions or cults, political unrest, wartime life ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 50s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw poland, rome italy
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36%
The Color of Freedom (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, France, Belgium, South Africa, Italy, UK, Luxembourg
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story of a white South African racist whose life was profoundly altered by the black prisoner he guarded for twenty years. The prisoner's name was Nelson Mandela.
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, touching, sincere ...
Plot: racism, prison life, interracial relations, apartheid, self discovery, human spirit, leadership, fighting the system, rebellion, friendship, rebelliousness, political unrest ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: south africa, africa
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36%
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Baader (2002)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Andreas Baader starts out as a small-time criminal. In Berlin, he is recruited by a revolutionary cell. They plan to overthrow the state.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, disturbing, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, social decay, rebellion, gang, danger, political unrest, confined, crimes, fighting the system, deadly, state affairs, chaos ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: germany, west germany
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36%
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Danton (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Poland
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Danton and Robespierre were close friends and fought together in the French Revolution, but by 1793 Robespierre was France's ruler, determined to wipe out opposition with a series of mass executions that became known as the Reign of Terror. ...
Style: talky, epic, captivating, realistic, serious ...
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Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1790s, 1930s
Place: france, paris france, poland, europe, spain ...
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33%
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Machuca (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Chile, Spain, UK, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Santiago, capital of Chile during the Marxist government of elected, highly controversial president Salvador Allende. Father McEnroe supports his leftist views by introducing a program at the prestigious "collegio" (Catholic prep school) ...
Style: touching, emotional, thought provoking, serious, sincere ...
Plot: sexual initiation, friendship, politics, classmate, childhood, poverty, demonstration, historical event, communism, social differences, youth, political unrest ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: chile, latin america, santiago chile, santiago de chile, south america ...
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33%
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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: rough, disturbing, captivating, serious, tense ...
Plot: journalism, genocide, vietnam war, war, photographer, friendship, anti war, human spirit, rebelliousness, wartime life, life is a bitch, media ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: cambodia, vietnam, asia, new york, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, realistic ...
Plot: fighting the system, rebellion, social decay, idealism, uncover truth, moral dilemma, clergy, life is a bitch, danger, politics, church, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
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33%
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Press (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Turkey
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of a Kurdish newspaper whose journalists are under the constant threat of being abducted and killed by the state security forces.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, thought provoking
Plot: journalism, media, political unrest, politics, workplace, society, realism, rivalry, crimes, danger, state affairs, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: turkey, middle east
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32%
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, South Africa, France
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: prison, human spirit, oppression, heroes, rebellion, political unrest, fighting the system, prison life, historical figure, marital problem, social problems, civil rights ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 50s, 70s ...
Place: south africa, africa
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31%
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Walker (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Western
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 94 min.
Story: William Walker and his mercenary corps enter Nicaragua in the middle of the 19th century in order to install a new government by a coup d'etat.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, surreal ...
Plot: gun, horse, mexican standoff, sword, gunfight, blood splatter, gore, mogul, battles, violence, battle, small town ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1850s
Place: nicaragua, central america, latin america
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30%
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Walesa: Man of Hope (2013)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: How was it possible that a single man influenced contemporary world so significantly? This film is an attempt to capture the phenomenon of a common man’s metamorphosis into a charismatic leader — an attempt to see how a Gdansk shipyard ...
Style: realistic, captivating, humorous, psychological, serious ...
Plot: revolution, fighting the system, rebellion, ambition, politics, leadership, rivalry, righting the wronged, against the odds, rebelliousness, idealism, disorder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: poland, warsaw poland
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30%
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Selma (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: "Selma," as in Alabama, the place where segregation in the South was at its worst, leading to a march that ended in violence, forcing a famous statement by President Lyndon B. Johnson that ultimately led to the signing of the Civil Rights ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, uplifting, sincere, factual ...
Plot: racism, politics, righting the wronged, justice, civil rights, human spirit, racial segregation, idealism, african american, americana, discrimination, fighting the system ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1964, year 1963 ...
Place: alabama, usa, birmingham alabama, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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O Jerusalem (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, UK, Italy, Greece, Israel, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tale of friendship between two men, one Jewish and the other Arab, as the state of Israel is being created.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, disturbing
Plot: military, rebellion, friendship, rebelliousness, wartime life, political unrest, battles, rivalry, politics, state affairs, danger, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: israel, holy land, jerusalem, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Freedomfighters (1996)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Spain, Italy, Belgium
Duration: 125 min.
Story: At the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, the nun Maria is forced to flee her convent. She takes refuge in a brothel, until it is liberated by a woman's anarchist group. Maria joins the group and eventually goes to the front. The women's ...
Style: emotional, epic, realistic, serious
Plot: military, nun, anarchist, war, politics, rebellion, state affairs, society, chaos, fascism, revolution, rebelliousness ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Executioner's Song (1982)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In this fact-based film, Gary Gilmore, an Indiana man who just finished serving a lengthy stay in prison, tries to start anew by moving to Utah. Before long, Gary begins an ill-advised romance with the troubled Nicole Baker, a teenage single mother. ...
Style: thought provoking, rough, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, death sentence, death row, capital punishment, prison, price of justice, courtroom drama, legal, journalism, crime, going straight, crimes ...
Time: year 1976
Place: utah, usa
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29%
Sacco & Vanzetti (1971)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The story of two anarchists who were charged and unfairly tried for murder when it was really for their political convictions.
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: immigrants, politics, electric chair, death sentence, anarchist, rebellion, rivalry, state affairs, fighting the system, death row, social differences, courtroom drama ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 20s
Place: usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Cry Freedom (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 157 min.
Story: A dramatic story, based on actual events, about the friendship between two men struggling against apartheid in South Africa in the 1970s. Donald Woods is a white liberal journalist in South Africa who begins to follow the activities of Stephen Biko, ...
Style: thought provoking, bleak, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: friendship, racism, police brutality, civil rights, apartheid, journalist, interracial relations, politics, idealism, journalism, murder, human spirit ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975, year 1977
Place: south africa, africa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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