Movies like Some Mother's Son

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Some Mother's Son (1996)
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Some Mother's Son (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the 1981 hunger strike in a British prison, in which IRA prisoner Bobby Sands led a protest against the treatment of IRA prisoners as criminals rather than as prisoners of war. The film focuses on the mothers of two of the strikers, and their struggle to save the lives of their sons.
Style: bleak, psychological, sincere, uplifting, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic, sexy, factual ...
Plot: politics, prison, betrayal, terrorism, family relations, legal, strike, terrorist, human spirit, british, ira, parents and children, family life, life is a bitch, prison life, rebellion, injustice, fighting the system, society, family problems, custody, confined, introspection, political unrest, tragic hero ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, vatican, northern ireland, england

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Most similar movies to Some Mother's Son

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and dramatic films with plots about politics, society, life is a bitch, state affairs, idealism, fighting the system and corruption mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Some Mother's Son: In the Name of the Father (1993), Bloody Sunday (2002), Omagh (2004), Hunger (2008), The Official Story (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
In the Name of the Father (1993)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A small time thief from Belfast, Gerry Conlon, is falsely implicated in the IRA bombing of a pub that kills several people while he is in London. He and his four friends are coerced by British police into confessing their guilt. Gerry's father ...
Style: emotional, realistic, thought provoking, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: prison, bomb, court, irish, torture, false accusation, rebellion, lawyer, terrorist, courtroom, terrorism, interrogation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: ireland, england, europe, london, scotland ...
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Bloody Sunday (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The dramatised story of the Irish civil rights protest march on January 30 1972 which ended in a massacre by British troops.
Style: rough, bleak, disturbing, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: ira, civil rights, irish republican army, political unrest, state affairs, fighting the system, social problems, life is a bitch, conflict, society, protest, social decay ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: ireland, northern ireland, europe, england, california ...
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Omagh (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The movie starts at the 1998 bomb attack by the Real IRA at Omagh, Northern Ireland. The attack killed 31 people. Michael Gallagher one of the relatives of the victims starts an examination to bring the people responsible to court.
Style: disturbing, emotional, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, bomb, rebellion, fighting the system, injustice, legal, society, uncover truth, false accusation, redemption, human spirit ...
Time: year 1998
Place: ireland, northern ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Hunger (2008)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of Bobby Sands, the IRA member who led the 1981 hunger strike in which Republican prisoners tried to win political status. It dramatises events in the Maze prison in the six weeks prior to Sands’ death.
Style: disturbing, bleak, sincere, rough, serious ...
Plot: prison, prisoner, ira, suffering, prison life, humiliation, protest, police brutality, dying, hunger, fighting the system, idealism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981, 70s
Place: northern ireland, ireland, europe, belfast
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Official Story (1985)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Argentina
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After the end of the Dirty War, a high school teacher sets out to find out who the mother of her adopted daughter is.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, sincere, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: adoption, politics, family relations, uncover truth, society, parents and children, state affairs, haunted by the past, political unrest, missing person, secret, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina, bolivia, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Miral (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Israel, Italy, India, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A drama centered on an orphaned Palestinian girl growing up in the wake of the first Arab-Israeli war who finds herself drawn into the conflict.
Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, stylized, gloomy ...
Plot: orphan, refugee, injustice, rebellion, human spirit, hopes, politics, love and romance, life is a bitch, society, terrorism, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1940s, 60s, 90s
Place: middle east, israel, palestinian authority, jerusalem, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Evelyn (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany, Ireland, UK, Netherlands
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Desmond Doyle is devastated when his wife abandons their family on the day after Christmas. His unemployment and the fact that there is no woman in the house to care for the children, Evelyn, Dermot and Maurice, make it clear to the authorities that ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, sincere, touching, intense ...
Plot: unemployment, mercy, family problems, against the odds, parents and children, fighting the system, court, convent school, custody, priest, church, drunkenness ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1953
Place: ireland, europe, scotland, sydney australia, dublin ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Titanic Town (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Belfast 1972: The politically naive Bernie is trying to bring up a normal family in less than normal surroundings. Her best friend is accidentally shot dead by the IRA, and her neighbours are constantly raided by the army. In this climate of fear ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: politics, family relations, school, fighting the system, tragic hero, terrorism, dedicated lawyer, life is a bitch, state affairs, society, rebellion, uncover truth ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Suffragette (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Based on true events about the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement who were forced underground to evade the State.
Style: captivating, factual, inspirational, bleak, visually appealing ...
Plot: fighting the system, women, feminism, feminist, rebellion, rebelliousness, gender, politics, adoption, prejudice, working class, idealism ...
Time: 1910s, 19th century, 20th century, year 1912, edwardian era
Place: england, london, europe, united kingdom, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Catch a Fire (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, UK, South Africa, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The true story of anti-apartheid activists in South Africa, and particularly the life of Patrick Chamusso, a timid foreman at Secunda CTL, the largest synthetic fuel plant in the world. Patrick is wrongly accused, imprisoned and tortured for an ...
Style: thought provoking, tense, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, police brutality, politics, civil rights, racism, apartheid, rebellion, fighting the system, political unrest, social problems, blacks and whites, injustice ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1991
Place: south africa, africa, angola
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, uplifting, thought provoking ...
Plot: prison, human spirit, oppression, prison life, heroes, rebellion, political unrest, fighting the system, historical figure, civil rights, social problems, marital problem ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Woman in Gold (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover a world famous painting of her aunt plundered by the Nazis during World War II, she believes rightfully belongs to her family. She did so not just to regain ...
Style: captivating, realistic, sincere, uplifting, intense ...
Plot: holocaust, injustice, art theft, legal action, art, justice, nazi, lawyer, stolen painting, courtroom drama, legal, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1930s
Place: austria, vienna, los angeles, california, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Endgame (2009)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The time is the late '80s, a crucial period in the history of South Africa. President P.W. Botha is hanging on to power by a thread as the African National Congress (ANC) takes up arms against apartheid and the country tumbles toward ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bomb, rebellion, hopes, politics, wartime life, political unrest, siege, revolution, life is a bitch, fighting the system, unlikely partners, state affairs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: south africa, england, africa, europe, cape town south africa
⇓ 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: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: terrorism, ira, uncover truth, introspection, political unrest, betrayal, police investigation, heroes, tragic hero, life is a bitch, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, belfast
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Boxer (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Nineteen-year-old Danny Flynn is imprisoned for his involvement with the I.R.A. in Belfast. He leaves behind his family and his sixteen-year-old girlfriend, Maggie Hamill. Fourteen years later, Danny is released from prison and returns to his old ...
Style: bleak, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, serious ...
Plot: irish, boxing, prison, politics, arson, ira, boxer, redemption, sport, love, haunted by the past, love triangle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, london, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Ghosts of Mississippi is a drama covering the final trial of the assassin, Bryon De La Beckwith, of the 60s civil rights leader Medgar Evers. It begins with the murder and the events surrounding the two initial trials which both ended in a hung ...
Style: thought provoking, talky, sincere, serious, factual ...
Plot: courtroom, racism, courtroom drama, justice, legal investigation, civil rights, legal, widow, activist, racial violence, life is a bitch, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 60s
Place: usa, mississippi, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Field (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: "Bull" McCabe's family has farmed a field for generations, sacrificing much in the name of the land. When the widow who owns the field decides to sell it in a public auction, McCabe knows that he must own it. While no local dare bid ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, talky, psychological ...
Plot: farmer, village, life is a bitch, human spirit, hopes, society, real estate, fight, threat, catastrophe, social relations, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 1930s, 70s
Place: ireland, europe, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, serious, tense, suspenseful, factual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nazi, world war two, soldier, fighting the system, nun, military, clergy, human spirit, uninhibited rivalry, politics, hopes, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: vatican, europe, rome italy, italy, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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A Dry White Season (1989)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Taking place during the 1976 Soweto uprising, the story follows a white school teacher whose life and values are threatened when he asks questions about the death of a young black boy who died in police custody.
Style: emotional, disturbing, thought provoking, rough, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, legal, interracial relations, fighting the system, society, injustice, rebellion, crimes, discrimination, lawyer, graphic violence, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: south africa, africa, canada, england, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Molly Maguires (1970)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Life is rough in the coal mines of 1876 Pennsylvania. A secret group of Irish emigrant miners, known as the Molly Maguires, fights against the cruelty of the mining company with sabotage and murder. A detective, also an Irish emigrant, is hired to ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: terrorism, fighting the system, coal mining, injustice, leadership, society, working undercover, crimes, legal, social decay, miner, rebel ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Goodbye Bafana (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: uplifting, serious, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: apartheid, racism, prison life, interracial relations, friendship, human spirit, self discovery, rebellion, fighting the system, leadership, convict, social problems ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 70s, 20th century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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No (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Chile, France, Mexico, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition ...
Style: captivating, sincere, psychological, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: campaign, political conspiracy, dictatorship, oppression, fighting the system, democracy, advertising agency, rebellion, against the odds, underdog, protest, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988, 70s
Place: chile, latin america, south america, santiago chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Groenten uit Balen (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Belgium
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The story of the laborer family Debruycker during the turbulent strike by Vieille Montagne in 1971.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, gloomy
Plot: rebellion, fighting the system, working class, workplace situations, society, parents and children, human spirit, workplace, factory worker, family life, life is a bitch, labor union ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Scandal (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An English bon-vivant osteopath is enchanted with a young exotic dancer and invites her to live with him. He serves as friend and mentor, and through his contacts and parties she and her friend meet and date members of the Conservative Party. ...
Style: realistic, serious, intense, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: sex scandal, political corruption, politics, betrayal, social differences, social decay, rise and fall, couples, dishonesty, society, prostitute, member of parliament ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, year 1963, year 1961 ...
Place: england, europe, london, scotland yard, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Machuca (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Chile, Spain, UK, France
Duration: 121 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, serious, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: sexual initiation, friendship, childhood, poverty, demonstration, politics, classmate, youth, bully, communism, social differences, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: chile, latin america, santiago chile, south america, argentina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.8
 252
The Outsider (1979)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Michael Flaherty (Craig Wasson), an American Vietnam veteran of Irish descent, returns to Belfast to join the cause of his grandfather, Seamus (Sterling Hayden). Soon he finds that he is not as welcomed in his home country as he imagined he would ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: life is a bitch, tragic hero, war, dishonesty, rivalry, unfulfillment, state affairs, terrorism, political unrest, idealism, fish out of water, innocence lost ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: ireland, detroit, england, northern ireland, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Blame it on Fidel (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A 9-year-old girl weathers big changes in her household as her parents become radical political activists in 1970-71 Paris.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: radical, politics, family problems, family life, political unrest, parents and children, dysfunctional family, immigrants, journalism, hopes, state affairs, greek ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe, cuba, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Oranges and Sunshine (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of Margaret Humphreys, a social worker from Nottingham, who uncovers one of the most significant social scandals in recent times – the forced migration of children from the United Kingdom. Almost singlehandedly, Margaret reunited ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: social worker, against the odds, fighting the system, uncover truth, deportation, state affairs, society, life is a bitch, injustice, rebellion, family reunited, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: england, europe, south australia, london, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Conspirator (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Mary Surratt is the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln. As the whole nation turns against her, she is forced to rely on her reluctant lawyer to uncover the truth and save her life.
Style: thought provoking, serious, captivating, factual, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, conspiracy, historical character, civil war, assassination, lawyer, president, court, death sentence, legal, state affairs, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, year 1865, 18th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.6
 12K
Shooting Dogs (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two westerners, a priest and a teacher find themselves in the middle of the Rwandan genocide and face a moral dilemna. Do they place themselves in danger and protect the refugees, or escape the country with their lives? Based on a true story.
Style: disturbing, emotional, bleak, rough, sad ...
Plot: genocide, politics, teacher, survivor, priest, survival, against the odds, moral dilemma, human spirit, fighting the system, tragic hero, battles ...
Time: 90s, year 1994
Place: africa, rwanda, united kingdom, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%