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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, thought provoking and captivating films with plots about state affairs, politics, society, rebellion, political unrest, fighting the system and rebelliousness mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Salvador: April Captains (2000), Zuzu Angel (2006), Patty Hearst (1988), 23rd March 1931: Shaheed (2002), Summer Crisis (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: tense, rough, serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: revolution, rebellion, dictatorship, family relations, state affairs, politics, military coup, society, siblings relations, rebelliousness, political unrest, militant ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974
Place: portugal, africa, angola
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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, serious, suspenseful, psychological, thought provoking ...
Plot: missing person, uncover truth, fighting the system, crimes, life is a bitch, society, rebellion, legal, politics, injustice, parents and children, price of justice ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
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, realistic, serious, tense, thought provoking
Plot: terrorism, kidnapping, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, danger, rescue, crimes, revolution, political corruption, against the odds, political conspiracy, journalism, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 70s
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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, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: prison, vengeance, prison life, rebellion, politics, legal, deadly, life is a bitch, life sentence, rebelliousness, freedom fighter, police brutality ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 30s, 20s, 20th century
Place: punjab, india, asia
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
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Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969
Place: canada, quebec
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The Balibo Conspiracy (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 111 min.
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Plot: investigation, politics, journalism, media, life is a bitch, uncover truth, political unrest, society, state affairs, mystery, crimes, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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Orange Honey (2012)
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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 ...
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Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: spain, andalusia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: realistic, disturbing, thought provoking, serious, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, stalinism, politics, kgb, political unrest, head of state, state affairs, injustice, dictatorship, projectionist, love, josef stalin ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 50s ...
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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: thought provoking, realistic, serious
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: taiwan
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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, serious, realistic, factual ...
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Time: 20th century
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Winnie Mandela (2011)
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Country: South Africa, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: captivating, thought provoking, realistic, serious
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Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
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Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspense, captivating ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
From a Far Country (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, UK, Poland
Duration: 140 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, contemplative, disturbing, bleak ...
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Lamb of God (2008)
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