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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, serious, captivating, realistic, emotional, uplifting, sincere, psychological, factual, dramatic ...
Plot: prison, politics, struggle, strike, betrayal, human spirit, terrorism, dedicated lawyer, tragic hero, parents and children, custody, political unrest, injustice, fighting the system, irish, hopes, rebellion, society, state affairs, life is a bitch, introspection, prison life, family life, confined, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, dramatic and emotional films with plots about society, politics, culture clash, betrayal, mentor, corruption and catastrophe mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Some Mother's Son: In the Name of the Father (1993), Bloody Sunday (2002), The Boxer (1997), Omagh (2004), Evelyn (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
In the Name of the Father (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
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, serious, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: prison, irish, torture, bomb, trial, rebellion, courtroom, terrorism, faith, lawyer, false accusation, courtroom drama ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, england, europe, northern ireland, 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: realistic, bleak, serious, rough, captivating ...
Plot: civil rights, politics, irish, fighting the system, gory, human spirit, urban, political unrest, injustice, life is a bitch, society, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: ireland, northern ireland, europe, england, california ...
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92%
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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, serious, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: sport, prison, violence, politics, ira, irish, boxer, boxing, redemption, love, arson, going straight ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: bleak, serious, emotional, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: terrorism, bomb, car bomb, politics, ira, gory, dealing with death, bomber, terror, uncover truth, human spirit, redemption ...
Time: year 1998
Place: ireland, northern ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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: serious, bleak, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: christmas, friendship, unemployment, single parent, human spirit, parents and children, fighting the system, hopes, society, family problems, life is a bitch, irish ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: ireland, europe, scotland, sydney australia, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.3
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Angela's Ashes (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Based on the best selling autobiography by Irish expat Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the poverty endemic in the slums of pre-war Limerick. The film ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: poverty, life is a bitch, unemployment, irish, coming of age, human nature, parents and children, prejudice, rich and poor, society, youth, family relations ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1940s
Place: ireland, europe, usa, new york, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.5
 548
The Informant (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 149 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: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: terrorism, tragic hero, uncover truth, political unrest, fighting the system, police investigation, politics, state affairs, betrayal, introspection, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.6
 377
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: school, politics, tragic hero, uncover truth, redemption, interracial relations, political unrest, price of justice, social decay, injustice, fighting the system, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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And the Band Played On (1993)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The story of the discovery of the AIDS epidemic and the political infighting of the scientific community hampering the early fight with it.
Style: touching, talky, serious, emotional, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: aids, gay, virus, doctor, hiv, epidemic, terminal illness, deadly virus, lgbt, gender, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, africa, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Get on the Bus (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Get On the Bus follows several Black men on a cross country bus trip to the Million Man March. On the bus are an eclectic set of characters including a laid off aircraft worker, a former Gang Banger, a Hollywood actor, a cop who is of mixed racial ...
Style: serious, touching, thought provoking, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: bus, politics, racism, on the road, human spirit, self discovery, rich and poor, friendship, injustice, hopes, gang, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington d.c., los angeles, usa, california, cross country ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.3
 47K
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: serious, captivating, realistic, dramatic, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, injustice, art, courtroom drama, dedicated lawyer, legal action, stolen painting, fighting the system, legal, aging, nazi, lawyer ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: austria, california, washington d.c., pasadena california, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Long Walk Home (1990)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two women, black and white, in 1955 Montgomery Alabama, must decide what they are going to do in response to the famous bus boycott lead by Martin Luther King.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: friendship, racism, bus, human spirit, hopes, society, couples, power relations, life is a bitch, friends, segregation, master and servant ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1955
Place: alabama, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.9
 154
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, bleak, captivating, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: tragic hero, war, manipulations, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, terrorism, idealism, innocence lost, political unrest, fish out of water, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, detroit, england, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.4
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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, rough, dramatic ...
Plot: village, hopes, love and romance, society, social relations, life is a bitch, irish, human spirit, introspection, down on your luck, village life, tragedy ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: ireland, europe, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
 10K
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: captivating, serious, tense, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: police brutality, politics, apartheid, terrorism, racism, soccer, coach, civil rights, rebelliousness, resistance, fighting the system, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980, year 1991
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: talky, serious, sincere, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, racism, assassin, activist, civil rights, widow, trial, dedicated lawyer, injustice, righting the wronged, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1960s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 8.1
 205K
Gandhi (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, India, USA
Duration: 191 min.
Story: In the early years of the 20th century, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a British-trained lawyer, forsakes all worldly possessions to take up the cause of Indian independence. Faced with armed resistance from the British government, Gandhi adopts a policy of ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: leadership, protest, muslim, human spirit, freedom, idealism, politics, independence, hindu, british empire, assassination, lawyer ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 20s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: india, england, asia, new delhi, south africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: captivating, serious, realistic, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: racism, discrimination, injustice, fighting the system, crimes, society, life is a bitch, legal action, interracial relations, legal, rebellion, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: south africa, africa, canada, england, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Amistad (1997)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: In 1839, the slave ship Amistad set sail from Cuba to America. During the long trip, Cinque leads the slaves in an unprecedented uprising. They are then held prisoner in Connecticut, and their release becomes the subject of heated debate. Freed ...
Style: touching, emotional, uplifting, serious, captivating ...
Plot: slavery, slave trade, rebellion, mutiny, dignity, dishonesty, idealism, interracial relations, freedom, righting the wronged, social injustice, humanity ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1830s, 1840s
Place: cuba, usa, africa, spain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Beyond the Gates (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: bleak, disturbing, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: genocide, violence, school, politics, civil war, priest, survivor, teacher, tragic hero, human spirit, school life, coup d'etat ...
Time: 90s, year 1994, 1990s
Place: africa, rwanda, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Official Story (1985)
Genre: Drama, History, War
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: realistic, emotional, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Plot: politics, adoption, missing person, lawyer, adopted daughter, disappearance, screaming, professor, book, military, school, high school teacher ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: argentina, latin america, spain, bolivia, buenos aires argentina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.6
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Munich (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, Canada, USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: During the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, eleven Israeli athletes are taken hostage and murdered by a Palestinian terrorist group known as Black September. In retaliation, the Israeli government recruits a group of Mossad agents to track down and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, factual, based on true events ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, assassination, revenge, politics, terrorism, secret agents, murder, jewish, vengeance, justice, morality, tragedy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: middle east, europe, israel, lebanon, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Michael Collins (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Michael Collins plays a crucial role in the establishment of the Irish Free State in the 1920s, but becomes vilified by those hoping to create a completely independent Irish republic.
Style: serious, captivating, brutal, harsh, factual ...
Plot: fighting the system, civil war, politics, fight, leadership, war, treason, secret service, political unrest, state affairs, british empire, ira ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20s, 20th century
Place: ireland, england, europe, london, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Suffragette (2015)
Genre: Biography, 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, serious ...
Plot: feminism, fighting the system, rebelliousness, rebellion, women, working class, gender, politics, discrimination, prejudice, adoption, courage ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, edwardian era
Place: england, london, europe, israel, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: prison, prison life, human spirit, apartheid, discrimination, idealism, racism, oppression, historical figure, rebellion, fighting the system, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 1960s, 1990s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
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Liam (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany, France, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A morality tale of xenophobia, religious prejudice, mob violence, poverty, and their effect on two children in Liverpool during the Depression. When a shipyard closes, Liam and Teresa's dad loses his job. Liam, who's about 8, making his ...
Style: bleak, touching, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: working class, anti semitism, unemployment, sin, domestic violence, parents and children, rich and poor, life is a bitch, love and romance, society, youth, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, seaport, liverpool, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, rough, suspense, depressing, brutal ...
Plot: sexual harassment, convent, nun, sexual abuse, human spirit, punishment, irish, life is a bitch, clergy, rebellion, humiliation, convent school ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1964
Place: ireland, europe, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Les Misérables (1995)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 175 min.
Story: In France during World War II, a poor and illiterate man, Henri Fortin (Jean-Paul Belmondo), is introduced to Victor Hugo's classic novel Les Misérables and begins to see parallels between the book and his own life.
Style: epic, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: jewish, lawyer, boxer, nun, rich and poor, redemption, political unrest, injustice, against the odds, occupation, resistance, introspection ...
Place: normandy, paris france, france, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Nothing Personal (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A raw depiction of the Belfast 'troubles' as savage tribal warfare. Set shortly after the 1975 cease fire, the film focuses on the tribulations of Kenny, Protestant leader of a group of Shankill Road Loyalists, and his one-time friend ...
Style: bleak, serious, tense, realistic, rough
Plot: dedicated lawyer, tragic hero, terrorism, uncover truth, chaos and mayhem, courtroom drama, false accusation, political intrigue, political unrest, social decay, injustice, fighting the system ...
Time: 70s
Place: ireland, england, europe, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.8
 735
Losing Chase (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An intimate and turbulent relationship develops between Chase, a woman recovering from a nervous breakdown and Elizabeth, the caretaker employed to look after her.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, mental illness, single parent, dysfunctional family, chase, crumbling marriage, nervous breakdown, traumatic experience, caretaker, human nature, introspection, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%