Movies like The Second Time

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The Second Time (1995)
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The Second Time (1995)
Original name: La seconda volta
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Professor Alberto Sajevo sees a woman walking in downtown Turin and starts following her for days; he finally meets her and they start talking, but they both give fake names. She is not the common secretary she pretends to be, but ex-terrorist Lisa Venturi who's currently in jail for having severely wounded Sajevo fifteen years before; he will finally and dramatically reveal himself.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: terrorism, crimes, stalking, mind game, hidden identity, university, communism, river, brother sister relationship, jail, shot in the head, years of lead
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, turin italy

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Most similar movies to The Second Time

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, danger, deadly, terrorism, dishonesty, society and politics mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Second Time: Good Morning, Night (2003), I, the Other (2006), Uno bianca (2001), October (1994), In His Hands (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Good Morning, Night (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The 1978 kidnapping and murder of Aldo Moro, president of the most important political party in Italy at the time, Democrazia Cristiana, as seen from the perspective of one of his assailants -- a conflicted young woman in the ranks of the Red ...
Style: serious, disturbing, tense, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, murder, hostage, crimes, captivity, rebelliousness, political unrest, head of state, hostages, danger, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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95%
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I, the Other (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Not available
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, terrorism, danger, confined, mind game, rivalry, partners, deadly, isolation, human nature, betrayal, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Don't Forget You're Going to Die (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Benoit has planned out his life. Unfortunately he has forgotten the military duty. After he is called to duty he tries everything to get around. He goes to a psychiatrist who gives him medicine against depression. As this doesn't work out he ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, gloomy
Plot: life is a bitch, unfulfillment, losing-it hero, crime, society, profanity, destiny, terminal illness, drug abuse, drugs/alcohol, graphic violence, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: italy, france, paris france, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Uno bianca (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 190 min.
Story: Rimini, 1991. For more than a year, the uno bianca gang - they always use a white Fiat Uno - has plagued the area. Their crimes are violent, sometimes killing carabineri, and there's no particular pattern: a bank one day, a petrol station the ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, police corruption, criminal heroes, police investigation, police detective, terrorism, riddles and clues, crime, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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 ⇓
59%
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In His Hands (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In Lille, Claire Gauthier is an ordinary married woman with a young daughter that works in an insurance company analyzing losses of insured properties. When the single veterinary Laurent Kessler claims damage in his basement caused by a flooding due ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, crimes, danger, deadly, couples, murder, scalpel, suspicion, crime, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: terrorism, heroes, life is a bitch, rebellion, law enforcement, betrayal, politics, tragic hero, society, danger, ira, uncover truth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, belfast, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 130
The Passengers (1977)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A man and his stepson driving across Europe are terrorized by a man following them in a pickup truck.
Style: scary, psychological, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: murder, stalking, truck, crimes, chases and races, parents and children, on the road, school, obsessive quest, investigation, deadly, psychopath ...
Time: 70s
Place: rome italy, paris france, italy, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Sworn Virgin (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Albania, Kosovo, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Years after declaring her eternal virginity and opting to live life as a man in the mountains of Albania, Hana looks to return to living as a woman as she settles into a new existence in modern-day Milan.
Style: touching, atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: hidden identity, starting over, introspection, disorder, hopes, gender, sexuality, strong female presence, mountain, society, unfulfillment, discrimination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, albania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.3
 413
Caroline? (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Hallmark Hall of Fame presents the story of a mysterious woman claiming to be the deceased daughter of a rich man tries to solve the problems of his untrusting son and supposedly physically and mentally handicaped daughter. But one question stands ...
Style: psychological, gloomy, suspenseful, atmospheric, mind bending ...
Plot: disorder, power relations, family relations, crimes, betrayal, mystery, hidden identity, dishonesty, danger, mistaken identity, haunted by the past, switching roles ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Lulu the Tool (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A conscientious factory worker gets his finger cut off by a machine. The accident causes him to become more involved in political and revolutionary groups.
Style: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: factory, working class, factory worker, labor union, rebellion, fighting the system, boss and employee, rebelliousness, workplace situations, social differences, power relations, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.2
 209
Lola (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story follows a troubled woman and her search for identity. She is given a choice between a return to the dysfunction of the past, or a new life in self assumed identity.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: mistaken identity, hidden identity, self discovery, society, deadly, crimes, mentally unstable, couples, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, female nudity ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 827
The Big Dream (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Italian Revolution, 1968. Police officer, Nicolas, wants to become an actor. He goes out in plain clothes and meets Laura who is among students against the government, Vietnam War and who seek sexual freedom. One day, his identity gets exposed and ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, suspense, tense ...
Plot: politics, rebelliousness, against the rules, state affairs, love and romance, follow your dream, secret movement, love triangle, youth, hopes, rebellion, student life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.0
 448
Aram (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Aram, an ex-soldier from the Armenian cause, has come to France to close an arms deal under secret service surveillance. Held responsible and banished by his faher for his brother's injuries in a terrorist ttack, he's also come to seek ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: haunted by the past, tough heroes, vengeance, armenian, deadly, gangsters, criminal heroes, terrorism, disability, politics, armenian genocide, godparent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1915
Place: france, paris france, turkey, ottoman empire, armenia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.0
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30 Miles (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An act of kindness leads to the destruction of two lives in just thirty miles, when a hitchiker and his ride let down their guards and reveal intimate, dark secrets about their pasts
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: desert, mind game, deadly, murder, interracial relations, on the road, crimes, racism, racial relations, car driving, wedding, hollywood ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
One More Chance (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An ex-convict, after spending six years in prison, tries to re-establish a relationship with the son he hasn't seen in all that time.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: student film
Plot: friendship, kidnapping, cons and scams, missing person, crimes, confined, adventure, father son relationship, ex convict
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Nanny (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Rome, early 20th century: a wealthy psychiatrist, who runs an asylum for women and lacks imagination in his practice, must find a wet nurse for his infant when his wife panics after childbirth. He brings a peasant, Annette, to Rome, forcing her to ...
Style: sincere, serious, psychological, touching, realistic ...
Plot: nanny, dysfunctional family, politics, crumbling marriage, babies and infants, family relations, down on your luck, unfulfillment, parents and children, single parent, youth, power relations ...
Time: 20th century
Place: europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The World Made Straight (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In a rural Appalachian community haunted by the legacy of a Civil War massacre, a rebellious young man struggles to escape the violence that would bind him to the past.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: starting over, haunted by the past, social relations, life is a bitch, crimes, civil war, friendship, family relations, danger, youth, coming of age, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, usa, appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 410
Us Two (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Françoise has gone into business seducing men whose wives want to divorce them, and who need incriminating evidence against them. In addition, she has a little blackmail operation going on on the side with politicians who can't afford a ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, realistic, serious
Plot: on the run, prostitute, romance, crime, chases and races, heist, cons and scams, criminal heroes, crimes, love and romance, gangsters, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: marseille, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.6
 14K
Red Desert (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Amid the modern wastelands and toxic factories of Italy, wife and mother Giuliana (Monica Vitti) desperately tries to conceal her tenuous grip on reality from those around her, especially her successful yet neglectful husband, Ugo (Carlo Chionetti). ...
Style: thought provoking, psychological, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: fog, factory, society, car accident, loneliness, anxiety, depression, mother son relationship, countryside, losing-it hero, social misfits, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.3
 624
Complicit (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An MI5 officer's attempts to foil a possible terrorist plot are undermined by bureaucracy and moral dilemmas. Will he make the world a safer place or be complicit in making a tense situation even worse?
Style: tense, realistic, serious, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: terrorism, secret agents, danger, undercover, government agency, moral dilemma, crimes
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Elephant Song (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A psychiatrist is drawn into a complex mind game when he questions a disturbed patient about the disappearance of a colleague.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: mind game, mental institution, doctors and patients, dishonesty, uncover truth, investigation, power relations, missing person, psychiatrist, manipulation, mystery, dialogue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1966
Place: usa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Las cosas como son (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jerónimo is an antisocial person who rents rooms to foreign people, and then registers their belongings. Sanna, a beautiful and funny Nordic girl arrives at Jerónimo's house, bringing a breath of fresh air to his life. He becomes obsessed ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: opposites attract, obsession, under the surface, foreigner, wooing, drugs/alcohol, stalking, underwear, hiding, drugs, laptop, espionage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, chile, santiago chile, santiago de chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 7.2
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Mogadischu (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The incredible true story of Lufthansa Flight 181, which was hijacked by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine in October of 1977, and the noble efforts of stewardess Gabriele Dillmann (Nadja Uhl) to ensure the safety of the terrified ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful
Plot: terrorism, passenger, daring rescue, crimes, group of strangers, airplane, confined, danger, hysteria, deadly, terrorist attack, stewardess ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977
Place: germany, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.4
 41
Sous X (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Jean-Jacques spent 9 years in prison for robbery. When he comes out, he finds the neighborhood where he grew up but things have changed ... The country is in crisis, the young people are holding the business and his old friends are urging him to ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: starting over, going straight, hopes, life is a bitch, crimes, gang, urban ghetto, father son relationship, danger, crime, graphic violence, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Driver's Seat (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A woman flies to Rome on a reckless quest, not for love but for death.
Style: surreal, tense, mind bending, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, crimes, love and romance, deadly, misfit, mentally unstable, danger, mental illness, dangerous attraction, friendship, couple relations, fall in love ...
Time: 70s
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Knife in the Head (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: One night when seeking his estranged wife, Hoffmann goes to the youth center where she works. The police are there rounding up radicals who frequent the center - Hoffmann runs into the building and ends up being shot in the head. He awakens with ...
Style: contemplative, bleak, suspenseful, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: memory loss, hospital, mystery, law enforcement, life is a bitch, politics, crimes, dishonesty, self discovery, terrorism, vengeance, infidelity ...
Time: 70s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Piazza Fontana: The Italian Conspiracy (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A chronicle of the 1969 bombing at a major national bank in Milan and its aftermath.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: terrorism, bomb, police investigation, police detective, political conspiracy, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, danger, deadly, state affairs, politics ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: milan italy, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Crossed Tracks (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The successful novelist Judith Ralitzer is interrogated in the police station about the disappearance of her ghost-writer. A serial-killer escapes from a prison in Paris. A missing school teacher leaves his wife and children. In the road, the ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: meet the parents, mysterious character, hidden identity, lifestyle, crimes, deadly, serial killer, intrigue, dishonesty, missing person, rivalry, writer's life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.8
 594
Grand Pardon (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Le clan Bettoun : Raymond (le patriarche), Maurice (le fils), Jacky (le neveu), Roland (le neveu), Albert (le cousin de Raymond), Pépé (l'ami de Raymond), Samy (le garde du corps) sont un clan familial de caïds pieds-Noirs juifs du crime ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: law enforcement, criminal heroes, gangsters, police detective, family relations, uninhibited rivalry, interracial relations, family life, family business, graphic violence, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%