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Secret Passage (2004)
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Secret Passage (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Isabel and Clara are growing up in a time of terror. It is 1492, and Spain has decreed that all Jews must either convert to Catholicism, go into exile or face trial and execution. Although forcibly baptized, the sisters are chased through Christendom until they arrive in Venice. It is in this great maritime empire, where opulence rhymes with tolerance, that Isabel organizes secret passages for refugees fleeing the Inquisition while Clara falls in love with a Venetian noble, Paolo Zane. Isabel intends for her family to go to Istanbul, the only place where Jews can live freely, but Clara is reluctant to leave. She challenges Isabel's authority and is prepared to break her family ties and sacrifice her faith for love. Caught in this battle of wills is Clara's daughter, Victoria, who finds she is about to be married into the same faith that murdered her father.
Style: bleak, suspense, disturbing, stylized, intense
Plot: spanish inquisition, marriage, anti semitism, love, inquisition, religions or cults, runaway, crimes, violence, death, brutality, clergy, life is a bitch, witch hunt, male objectification, false accusations, exploitation, priest, saving a life
Time: 15th century
Place: spain, italy, istanbul turkey

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out disturbing, serious, realistic and bleak films with plots about life is a bitch, society, violence, brutality, death, crimes and marriage mostly in Drama, Horror and Biography genres. Some movies like Secret Passage: The Conqueror Worm (1968), Scarecrow (1984), Lemonade (2018), Older Than America (2008), Pit and the Pendulum (1961). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Conqueror Worm (1968)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: England is torn in civil strife as the Royalists battle the Parliamentary Party for control. This conflict distracts people from rational thought and allows unscrupulous men to gain local power by exploiting village superstitions. One of these men ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: witch hunt, inquisition, soldier, vengeance, murder, religions or cults, clergy, danger, crimes, witch, violence, rape ...
Time: 17th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: england, europe, latin america
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Scarecrow (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A twelve years old girl Lena who has come to live with her grandfather in a small Russian town is being bullied by her classmates. She took the rap of being a class traitor because she was in love with the boy who had betrayed his classmates when ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, sincere, touching, disturbing ...
Plot: life is a bitch, mockery, school, deception, brutality, outcast, teenagers, betrayal by friend, first love, teenager, youth, grandfather granddaughter relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: russia
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67%
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Lemonade (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, Canada, Germany, Sweden
Duration: 88 min.
Story: While working in the US on a temporary visa as a caretaker, Mara, a 30 year-old single mother from Romania, marries Daniel, an American. After the arrival of her son Dragos, everything seems to have fallen perfectly into place. When the process of ...
Style: suspense, sentimental, psychological, tense, rough
Plot: mother son relationship, green card, abuse of power, marriage, culture clash, society, life is a bitch, family relations, escapades, dishonesty, love and romance, love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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60%
Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The lives of a lawyer, an actuary, a housecleaner, a professor, and the people around them intersect as they ponder order and happiness in the face of life's cold unpredictability.
Style: psychological, bleak, serious, touching, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, infidelity, false accusation, human nature, love affair, parents and children, couples, family relations, understanding, dishonesty, life is a bitch, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, greece
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Older Than America (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The truth of the past come to light in a series of haunting visions in this drama. The strange visions grow more vivid with each passing day, a young woman of Native American heritage begins piecing together a Catholic priests diabolical plot to ...
Style: tense, serious, bleak, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: dishonesty, against humanity, genocide, clergy, haunted by the past, family relations, life is a bitch, deadly, priest, parents and children, society, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, minnesota
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50%
Pit and the Pendulum (1961)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Francis Barnard goes to Spain, when he hears his sister Elizabeth has died. Her husband Nicholas Medina, the son of the most brutal torturer of the Spanish Inquisition, tells him she has died of a blood disease, but Francis finds this hard to ...
Style: gothic horror, atmospheric, gothic, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: spanish inquisition, castle, buried alive, insanity, investigation, vengeance, religions or cults, crimes, hidden identity, dishonesty, deadly, danger ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century, middle ages, 14th century, 1500s
Place: spain, europe
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50%
Forgive Us Our Debts (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Switzerland, Albania, Poland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Threatened by creditors, a newly unemployed man agrees to work for a debt collector, but soon discovers his deal with the devil has unexpected costs.
Style: captivating, disturbing, suspense, psychological, sincere
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: debt collector, society, life is a bitch, money, redemption, adaptation, violence, escapades, life philosophy, rivalry, netflix
Time: contemporary
Place: italy
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46%
The Milky Way (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two drifters go on a pilgrimage from France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Along the way, they hitchhike, beg for food, and face the Christian dogmas and heresies from different Ages.
Style: talky, surreal, semi serious, contemplative, atmospheric ...
Plot: nun, satire, miraculous event, surrealism, bible, crucifix, s&m, on the road, farce, religions or cults, hitchhiker, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: spain, france, europe, paris france
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46%
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The Negro (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A black teenager vandalizes a racist lawn ornament.
Style: disturbing, sincere, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: racism, violence, uncover truth, interracial relations, police investigation, murder, vandalism, crimes, life is a bitch, law enforcement, society, countryside ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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45%
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The Public (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An act of civil disobedience turns into a standoff with police when homeless people in Cincinnati take over the public library to seek shelter from the bitter cold.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, disturbing, captivating, complex ...
Plot: library, life is a bitch, psychopath, violence, danger, society, hospital, brutality, life & death, male nudity, pubic hair, homelessness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: cincinnati ohio, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Scrounger (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A pimp with no other means to provide for himself finds his life spiralling out of control when his prostitute is sent to prison.
Style: neorealism, realistic, serious, psychological, rough ...
Plot: prostitute, unemployment, poverty, pimp, violence, robbery, life is a bitch, family relations, couple relations, dishonesty, criminal heroes, downfall ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, post world war two, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: italy, rome italy, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Breaking the Waves (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, France, Netherlands, Norway, Iceland, Spain, UK
Duration: 159 min.
Story: In a small and conservative Scottish village, a woman's paralytic husband convinces her to have extramarital intercourse so she can tell him about it and give him a reason for living.
Style: emotional, psychological, disturbing, heartbreaking, sad ...
Plot: tragic love, priest, self sacrifice, marriage, love, oil rig, power of love, nursing, injury, nudity (full frontal - brief), husband wife relationship, destructive relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: scotland, europe
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41%
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Men of Respect (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In this modern day version of Shakespeare's Macbeth, a hitman heeds a spiritualist's prophesies that he will rise to the head of his family. He starts his ascension by clandestinely executing the heads of the family and casting the blame ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, mob boss, murder, tough heroes, gangsters, ambition, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, mafia, violence, fortune teller ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city
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41%
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Bleak Night (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 116 min.
Story: There were three friends. Someone became the assailant and someone became the victim. Another swings his fists in anger at their broken friendship. Through the director’s creation of young actors and looking into the life of high school boys, the ...
Style: non-linear, rough, suspense, psychological, disturbing
Plot: friendship, high school, death, high school student, student, violence, father, loss of son, brutality, apology, korean, death of son ...
Place: korea
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The Magdalene Sisters (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Four women are given into the custody of the Magdalene sisterhood asylum to correct their sinful behavior: Crispina and Rose have given birth to a premarital child, Margaret got raped by her cousin and the orphan Bernadette had been repeatedly ...
Style: bleak, brutal, suspense, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: convent, nun, sexual harassment, punishment, sin, life is a bitch, society, violence against women, sexual abuse, human spirit, mercilessness, corporal punishment ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland, latin america
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Winter Light (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A Swedish pastor fails a loving woman, a suicidal fisherman and God.
Style: bleak, thought provoking, atmospheric, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: suicide, faith, priest, winter, pastor, midlife crisis, isolation, small town, society, hopes, unfulfillment, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: scandinavia, eastern europe, sweden
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My Mother (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Margherita, a director in the middle of an existential crisis, has to deal with the inevitable and still unacceptable loss of her mother.
Style: sentimental, touching, disturbing, suspense, psychological
Plot: singer, doctor, filmmaking, film within a film, birthday, movie camera, dancing, father daughter relationship, nurse, old woman, pneumonia, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 2010s
Place: italy, rome italy
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Our Country (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set in Milan, where people's lives are invisibly lead by money in its different shapes: too much, too little, stolen, earned, visible and even impalpable. The money flows from one story to the next, from one person to the other, becoming the ...
Style: serious, rough, bleak, realistic
Plot: sexual content, embezzlement, investigation, law enforcement, crimes, fighting crime, misfit, dishonesty, life is a bitch, couple relations, stock broker, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
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The Passion of the Christ (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: "The Passion of the Christ" is a film about the last 12 hours in the life of Jesus. Director Mel Gibson received much criticism from critics and audiences for his explicit depiction of and focus on violence and on christs suffering, ...
Style: biblical, factual, rough, bleak, epic ...
Plot: christianity, jesus christ, betrayal, jesus, torture, religion, life philosophy, religions or cults, bible, sacrifice, suffering, mission ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 30s, 1930s
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
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The Salesman (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Forced out of their apartment due to dangerous works on a neighboring building, Emad and Rana move into a new flat in the center of Tehran. An incident linked to the previous tenant will dramatically change the young couple’s life.
Style: intense, psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, harsh ...
Plot: attack, apartment, rape, surveillance, marriage, death, revenge, hospital, husband wife relationship, lie, investigation, injury ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: iran, tehran iran, poland, middle east
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Us (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 92 min.
Story: This is a story of Ida and Krister. It's about a relationship that goes to hell. They are both crazy in love but manage to strangle the supply of oxygen and adapt to each other in a way that will lead to catastrophic consequences.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspense, bleak
Plot: losing-it hero, destructive relationship, woman in danger, couple relations, couples, life is a bitch, love, nudity (full frontal - brief), attraction, penetration, graphic violence, erection ...
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe, scandinavia
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Matrubhoomi: A Nation Without Women (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, India
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A woman, attended by two midwives, is giving birth in a small village in India. When the child's cry rings, the father bangs on a steel plate to attract the attention of all the villagers, ...
Style: disturbing, futuristic, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: gang rape, incest, physical abuse, marriage, misogyny, dowry, revolt, greed, jealousy, future dystopia, social decay, society ...
Time: future
Place: india, asia
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33%
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Ember (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When her husband Cemal is arrested in Romania, Emine is left alone with their child who needs immediate surgery. She takes a job as a needle worker at a garment workshop where she comes across Ziya, her husband's former boss. He can't stay ...
Style: suspense, realistic, brutal, disturbing, philosophical
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Panther (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Panther is a semi-historic film about the origins of The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. The movie spans about 3 years (1966-68) of the Black Panther's history in Oakland. Panther also uses historical footage (B/W) to emphasize some ...
Style: controversial, disturbing, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: militant, racism, interracial relations, black panther party, black panthers, revolution, politics, state affairs, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, california, ireland
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Combat Girls (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Marisa, a 20-year-old German girl, hates foreigners, Jews, cops, and everyone she finds guilty for the decline of her country. She provokes, drinks, fights and her next tattoo will be a portrait of Adolf Hitler. The only place she feels home is the ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, tense, rough, realistic ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 136 min.
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Style: disturbing, controversial, serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: plantation, sexual abuse, racism, injustice, brutality, rape, sadism, death, cruelty, slavery, captivity, graphic violence ...
Time: 18th century, 1960s, 70s, 60s, 1830s ...
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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, serious ...
Plot: fighting the system, rebellion, uncover truth, social decay, idealism, moral dilemma, legal, life is a bitch, politics, danger, church, price of justice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
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Cargo (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young Russian woman, smuggled into America by human traffickers, and a notorious Egyptian transporter hired to drive her from the Mexican border to New York City, form an unlikely bond that transforms them and threatens to derail the ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Lady Audley's Secret (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When Lucy Graham (Neve McIntosh) weds the much older Sir Michael Audley (Kenneth Cranham), his nephew Robert (Steven Mackintosh) is suspicious of the lovely young woman's motives. Soon, Robert's friend disappears, and Robert believes Lucy ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, serious
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A Date with Darkness: The Trial and Capture of Andrew Luster (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Andrew Luster, the heir to the Max factor fortune, is convicted of rape on 86 counts. This Lifetime original movie recounts the rapes committed by the infamous Andrew Luster and the women who brought him to justice.
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
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