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The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968)
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The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Metropolitan Archbishop Lakota of L'viv, freed after twenty years in the Soviet Gulag, travels to Rome where circumstances conspire to see him elevated to the Papacy. Inspired by the life story of Ukrainian Catholic Cardinal Josyf Slipyj,
Style: tense, epic, serious, realistic
Plot: catholic church, vatican, pope, politics, society, state affairs, revolution, clergy, rebellion, political unrest, rebelliousness, leadership, prison, catholicism, archbishop, hunger, labor camp, love triangle, religions or cults, fighting the system, journalism, human spirit, obsessive quest, starvation, escapades ...
Time: 60s
Place: china, europe, soviet union, rome italy, asia, italy, russia

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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 society, rebellion, state affairs, politics, rebelliousness, life is a bitch and fighting the system mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like The Shoes of the Fisherman: Pope John Paul II (2005), Karol: A Man Who Became Pope (2005), The Blue Kite (1993), Boycott (2001), The Big Dream (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Have No Fear: The Life of Pope John Paul II (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Lithuania, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The eventful life of a humble Polish priest who once decried the pomp of the Catholic Church "a circus" and labeled the Pope a "prisoner of the Vatican" before ascending to the papal throne is explored as actor Thomas Kretschmann ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: clergy, fighting the system, rebellion, hopes, society, dishonesty, politics, state affairs, leadership, forbidden love, human spirit, religions or cults ...
Place: israel, europe, middle east, poland
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95%
Pope John Paul II (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, Poland, USA
Duration: 186 min.
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Story: Following the death of his mother, Karol Wojtyla is brought up by his father in the Polish city of Krakow during the first half of the 20th century. When his homeland is invaded by the Nazis in 1939, he secretly opposes the systematic persecution of ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: bishop, church, assassination attempt, human spirit, heroic mission, rebellion, fighting the system, leadership, clergy, idealism, rebelliousness, tragic hero ...
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
Karol: A Man Who Became Pope (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Poland, Italy
Duration: 155 min.
Story: The life of the pope John-Paul II, from his youth as a writer, actor, and athlete in war-torn occupied Poland to his election as Pope at the age of 58.
Style: realistic, serious, factual, christian film, psychological ...
Plot: clergy, catholic, bishop, world war two, politics, heroes, follow your dream, human spirit, faith, priest, christian, catholic church ...
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
The Blue Kite (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The lives of a Beijing family throughout the 1950s and 1960s, as they experience the impact of the Hundred Flowers Campaign, the Great Leap Forward, and the Cultural Revolution.
Style: gloomy, realistic, sincere, contemplative, thought provoking ...
Plot: prisoner of war camp, revolution, politics, labor camp, innocence lost, parents and children, family life, political unrest, rebelliousness, society, family relations, reform ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 70s
Place: china, asia, california, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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Boycott (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: This made-for-TV movie dramatizes the historic boycott of public buses in the 1950s, led by civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, talky
Plot: interracial relations, racism, fighting the system, rebellion, human spirit, social differences, discrimination, society, politics, journalism, hopes, leadership ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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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, tense, suspense ...
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 ⇓
82%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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: disturbing, serious, tense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, murder, hostage, crimes, political unrest, rebelliousness, captivity, head of state, hostages, danger, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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Strike (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In poverty, she found strength. In oppression, she found courage. In solidarity, she found a reason to believe again. Acclaimed German actress Katharina Thalbach (THE TIN DRUM, SOPHIE’S CHOICE) stars in this hard-hitting historical drama set during ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: working class, labor union, ambition, rebellion, fighting the system, human spirit, life is a bitch, workplace, legal, society, rivalry, politics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Bless You, Prison (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on Nicole Valery-Grossu's European best seller autobiographic novel "Bless you, prison", the film is a true story, with real events and characters. A young intellectual woman, Nicole is arrested. There follow three months of ...
Style: disturbing, uplifting, thought provoking, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: prison, confined, rebellion, human spirit, prison life, survival, captivity, religions or cults, society, politics, rebelliousness, stalinism ...
Time: 50s
Place: europe, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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 314
Katherine (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A harrowing look at the 60s and early 70s through the eyes of Katherine Alman, a wealthy debutante who slowly, but inexorably spirals down into a fight for the causes that shook a nation, leading a path to the underground life. Written by Miguel Cane
Style: captivating, thought provoking, tense, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: politics, rebellion, revolution, political unrest, militant, fighting the system, life is a bitch, society, state affairs, teenage life, bomb, student ...
Time: 60s, 70s, year 1967, year 1965, year 1966 ...
Place: san francisco, peru, guatemala
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Rider Named Death (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In pre-Soviet Russia, Boris Savinkov leads a terrorist faction of Socialist-Revolutionary Party members responsible for the deaths of governors and ministers.
Style: serious, thought provoking, captivating, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: assassination, assassination attempt, terrorism, state affairs, politics, revolution, political corruption, political unrest, rebelliousness, deadly, tragic hero, head of state ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 315
Luther (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A man's view cause a rift between peasants and the church.
Style: talky, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: politics, church, rebellion, leadership, life is a bitch, state affairs, dishonesty, hopes, clergy, society, ambition, idealism ...
Time: 16th century, 70s, 1500s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 2K
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: racism, interracial relations, militant, black panther party, black panthers, revolution, politics, life is a bitch, fighting the system, dishonesty, state affairs, crimes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, california, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Our Fathers (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In the '80s, priests and especially the Father Geoghan arrested for sexual abuse of minors. Cardinal Law, also indicted, and the diocese was aware of the actions of these men of the church and was kept secret for years, until the victims decide ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: church, social decay, courtroom drama, clergy, legal investigation, fighting the system, dishonesty, crimes, legal, society, sexual harassment, sexual abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, france, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Walkout (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Walkout is the true story of a young Mexican American high school teacher, Sal Castro. He mentors a group of students in East Los Angeles, when the students decide to stage a peaceful walkout to protest the injustices of the public school system. ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sincere, thought provoking
Plot: discrimination, society, rebellion, teachers and students, politics, righting the wronged, lifestyle, fighting the system, rebelliousness, dedicated educator, against the odds, racism ...
Time: 60s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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 ⇓
75%
 6.6
 3K
Just Great (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Godard examines the structure of movies, relationships and revolutions through the life of a couple in Paris.
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, talky, thought provoking ...
Plot: factory, politics, revolution, strike, reporter, fighting the system, media, labor union, rebelliousness, boss and employee, working class, political unrest ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, year 1972, year 1968 ...
Place: france, paris france, europe, asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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The Wall (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Produced, written and directed by Yılmaz Güney within his own personal experiences of capital offense, he dedicates Duvar to male teenagers aged 13 to 19 living behind the bars under diabolical treatments. These teenagers get barbaric corporal ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: politics, prison life, juvenile delinquency, prison, confined, youth, life is a bitch, society, rebellion, revolution, kids in trouble, injustice ...
Time: 80s
Place: turkey, france, europe, kurdistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
11.25: The Day He Chose His Own Fate (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: On November 25th 1970, a man committed ritual suicide inside the Tokyo headquarters of the Japanese Ministry of Defence, leaving behind a legacy of masterpieces and a controversy that echoes to this day. The man was Yukio Mishima, one of ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: political unrest, state affairs, tragic hero, downfall, life is a bitch, writer's life, heroes, rebelliousness, idealism, militant, rebellion, leadership ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1970
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Joy of Learning (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Night after night, not long before dawn, two young adults, Patricia and Emile, meet on a sound stage to discuss learning, discourse, and the path to revolution. Scenes of Paris's student revolt, the Vietnam War, and other events of the late ...
Style: tense, talky, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
Audience: student film
Plot: politics, revolution, repression, hopes, society, lifestyle, fighting the system, rebellion, young heroes, state affairs, rebelliousness, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, europe, vietnam, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Princess Kaiulani (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Lush scenery and gorgeous photography highlight this bio of Princess Ka'iulani (Q'Orianka Kilcher), a 19th-century Hawaiian princess raised in England but determined to maintain her people's independence from aggressive American ...
Style: emotional, sincere, epic, serious, realistic ...
Plot: fall in love, destiny, political unrest, save the kingdom, life is a bitch, politics, youth, downfall, princess, historical figure, head of state, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: terrorism, danger, tragic hero, dishonesty, betrayal, state affairs, heroes, fighting the system, society, police investigation, politics, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: ireland, europe, belfast, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Mandela and de Klerk (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Sidney Poitier and Michael Caine both received Emmy nominations for their performances in this made-for-TV movie. The plot follows Nelson Mandela's 27-year struggle to end apartheid.
Style: sincere, emotional, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: racism, prison, discrimination, state affairs, society, congress, injustice, righting the wronged, false accusation, political unrest, heroes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.6
 484
Galileo (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Challenged by a new student, tutor and theorist Galileo co-opts emerging telescope technology and discovers irrefutable proof of the heretical notion that the earth is not the center of the universe. But in a rigid society ruled by an uneasy ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious
Plot: church, solar system, inquisition, science, pope, society, obsessive quest, fighting the system, life is a bitch, politics, inventions and discoveries, rebellion ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.5
 426
Attica (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A behind the scenes look of the 1971 prisoners revolt at the Attica prison.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, suspenseful, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: prison, rebellion, fighting the system, hostage, prison riot, misfit, anti heroes, hostages, politics, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, confined ...
Time: 70s, year 1971
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Kautokeino Rebellion (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Religious and cultural reawakening inspires rebellion in a 19th century Norwegian village.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, epic, bleak
Plot: rebellion, rebel, life is a bitch, society, rebelliousness, political unrest, religions or cults, state affairs, war, christianity, tragic event, reindeer ...
Time: 19th century
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Scarlet and the Black (1983)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK, Italy
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Fr. Hugh O'Flaherty is a Vatican official in 1943-45 who has been hiding downed pilots, escaped prisoners of war, and Italian resistance families. His diplomatic status in a Catholic country prevents Colonel Kappler from openly arresting him, ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious, factual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: world war two, soldier, vatican, fighting the system, uninhibited rivalry, human spirit, military, clergy, hopes, survival, politics, nazi ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: europe, rome italy, italy, germany, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Policeman (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A member of an Israeli anti-terrorist unit clashes with a group of young radicals.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, terrorism, social decay, state affairs, rebellion, fighting the system, danger, swat, society, crimes, social differences, rebelliousness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
My Mother's Smile (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A celebrated painter receives a visit from a cardinal's assistant, who informs him that his mother could become a saint.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, surreal
Plot: self discovery, rebelliousness, introspection, destructive relationship, tragic love, obsession, family life, life turned upside down, rebellion, life is a bitch, estrangement, injustice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%